The Deal of the Mantis

[02:39:35] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi is in some supply closet?
[02:40:14] <gumbal1> Luvi, there are no bugs in the supply closet. There are, however, 3 envelopes and an open grating.
[02:40:20] <gumbal1> *open vent
[02:40:42] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi frowns and opens the first one.
[02:41:30] <gumbal1> It is a picture of a man telling a man in security guard attire to climb into the grate. It is poorly drawn, as if by things too small to operate a pen well.
[02:41:44] <ZombieRaptor> "What the…"
[02:41:48] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi opens the second.
[02:42:40] <gumbal1> It is a picture of a green checkmar and a jar. It is also poorly drawn, and a bit of honey has stained the part of the paper depicting the jar.
[02:43:00] <ZombieRaptor> Checkermar?
[02:43:05] <ZombieRaptor> Checkmar*
[02:43:07] <gumbal1> *check mark
[02:43:16] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi opens the third.
[02:44:05] <gumbal1> It is a picture of a red X, and also of a little girl sleeping near a vent as something large crawls out. It is poorly drawn.
[02:44:17] <ZombieRaptor> What's the something?
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[02:44:24] <gumbal1> You can't tell
[02:44:30] <gumbal1> It looks vaguely insectine
[02:44:34] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi shines his flashlight into the vent.
[02:44:58] <Atcero> Zoe knocks on the door of the supply closet
[02:45:05] <gumbal1> A mantis is visible. It is holding another envelope.
[02:45:09] <ZombieRaptor> "Stay out for a moment."
[02:45:18] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi beckons it forwards.
[02:45:35] <Atcero> "All right," she says, petting Culter and leaning against the wall
[02:45:43] <gumbal1> It comes forward, drops the envelope just into Luvi's reach, then retreats.
[02:45:48] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi opens it.
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[02:46:41] <gumbal1> It is a profile of Security Guard Daniel Conners, with the word "SUGGESTED" written underneath. The profile indicates he whould be patrolling near here at this time.
[02:47:11] <Atcero> (I'll post it when he comes on again)
[02:47:57] <gumbal1> Meanwhile, Conners encounters Zoe near the door. "Evening, miss."
[02:48:26] <Atcero> "Evening," Zoe replies, looking up from Culter
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[02:49:47] <gumbal1> "Just took care of the bean man. Wouldn't shut up about their health benefits."
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[02:53:18] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi opens the envelope.
[02:55:02] <gumbal1> <gumbal1> It is a profile of Security Guard Daniel Conners, with the word "SUGGESTED" written underneath. The profile indicates he whould be patrolling near here at this time.
[02:55:02] <gumbal1> <Atcero> (I'll post it when he comes on again)
[02:55:02] <gumbal1> <gumbal1> Meanwhile, Conners encounters Zoe near the door. "Evening, miss."
[02:55:02] <gumbal1> <Atcero> "Evening," Zoe replies, looking up from Culter
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[02:55:03] <gumbal1> <gumbal1> "Just took care of the bean man. Wouldn't shut up about their health benefits."
[02:55:54] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi steps out.
[02:56:28] <gumbal1> "Oh, hey Luvi. Good day we're having."
[02:56:50] <ZombieRaptor> "Guard Daniel Conners?"
[02:57:21] <gumbal1> "Yep, that's me."
[02:57:42] <ZombieRaptor> "Notice anything odd around here lately?"
[02:58:06] <gumbal1> "Yes I do. We have an awful lot of bugs and sapient food."
[02:58:37] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi shows him the note. "A mantis handed me this.. Any idea what it means?"
[02:58:46] <gumbal1> Which note?
[02:59:14] <ZombieRaptor> The one with suggested
[02:59:22] <ZombieRaptor> He shows them all actually
[03:00:03] <gumbal1> "Hm…don't really know. I think it wants to show me something down the vent. Say, doesn't that little girl look like Katie?"
[03:00:20] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi frowns. "This isn't good…"
[03:00:43] <ZombieRaptor> "I need to to come with me… I'm going into the vents.
[03:00:44] <ZombieRaptor> "
[03:01:13] <gumbal1> "Sure! Thanks for the tip, by the way. I'll put in a good word with Fulton." He follows Luvi.
[03:02:41] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi shines his flashlight into the grate again.
[03:02:51] <gumbal1> Luvi, you spot the grating on the floor as you walk to the vent.
[03:03:03] <ZombieRaptor> Anything notable about it?
[03:03:25] <gumbal1> It's big enough for a human to fit throught, and a mantis stands at the end.
[03:03:47] <ZombieRaptor> "You there, come forth…"
[03:04:07] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi rips a sheet of notebook paper out of his notebook and sets down a pencil.
[03:04:17] <gumbal1> "Okay, then. You protect that back." He climbs into the shaft.
[03:04:25] <ZombieRaptor> "Wait."
[03:04:34] <ZombieRaptor> Redact him goin in.
[03:04:35] <gumbal1> He stops. "What?"
[03:04:45] <gumbal1> He climbs back out.
[03:04:49] <ZombieRaptor> "Come out, I need to talk to the mantis."
[03:05:07] <ZombieRaptor> "Mantis.. Come here."
[03:05:35] <gumbal1> The mantis beckons, and several ants come out from the shaft.
[03:05:46] <gumbal1> Academics if you want to identify them
[03:05:55] <ZombieRaptor> 4df+6 tagging fast learner
[03:05:56] <Glacon> ZombieRaptor: tagging fast learner: 5 (4df+6=4-, 0, 3+, 4-)
[03:06:29] <gumbal1> These are bullet ants. What they're doing in a New York vent you have no idea.
[03:06:47] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi pulls his lighter and spray can. "Back the fuck off.".
[03:07:09] <gumbal1> They don't move to bite you, just watch from the vent.
[03:07:31] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi sets the pen and paper down and beckons the mantis forward.
[03:07:46] <gumbal1> It shakes its head and points to the ants
[03:07:55] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi looks at the ants.
[03:08:03] <gumbal1> They looks expectantly
[03:08:15] <ZombieRaptor> What do they want him to do?
[03:08:33] <gumbal1> They look to the pen and paper
[03:08:56] <ZombieRaptor> (?)
[03:09:13] <gumbal1> One of them jumps out and crawls on the paper.
[03:09:21] <gumbal1> It looks at the pen
[03:09:54] <ZombieRaptor> "What was the thing crawling out of the vent?"
[03:10:53] <gumbal1> "Dunno. Looks long, though. Like it has many body segments iinstead of just 3."
[03:11:11] <gumbal1> "Is that a skull on the front? Weird."
[03:11:20] <ZombieRaptor> Who's talking?
[03:11:25] <gumbal1> Conners
[03:11:30] <ZombieRaptor> (These bone hives can move?)
[03:11:46] <ZombieRaptor> "Huh…."
[03:11:59] <ZombieRaptor> "I.. I need to talk to Fulton about this actually."
[03:12:13] <gumbal1> "What's the red X on the paper mean, though?"
[03:12:32] <gumbal1> The ant looks to the third paper immediatley as you say this.
[03:12:34] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi looks at it. "What X?"
[03:13:05] <gumbal1> There is a red x drawn above the girl and weird vent thing on the third paper.
[03:13:36] <ZombieRaptor> "I'll be back, conners, with me."
[03:13:49] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi walks to Fulton's office. *knock knock*
[03:13:56] <gumbal1> "Sure." He follows.
[03:14:31] <ProcyonLotor> "Come in!"
[03:14:51] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi steps in. "Fulton, I believe we may have a serious problem inside the site."
[03:15:20] <gumbal1> Conners steps in. "Yeah, weird food and bugs. Never a good combination."
[03:15:27] <ProcyonLotor> Fulton smiles! "Sit down, Mr. Harkess. What is it?"
[03:15:42] <gumbal1> "Also, Luvi's been particularly helpful in helping discover these things."
[03:15:45] <ProcyonLotor> (what's Conners' first name? Fulton don't do last last names)
[03:15:51] <gumbal1> Daniel
[03:16:47] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi sits. "There are these sapient bugs that have arrived in the vents, Luvi puts the drawingson the table. "They left me these."
[03:16:58] <ZombieRaptor> Vents,"*
[03:17:36] <gumbal1> <gumbal1> It is a picture of a man telling a man in security guard attire to climb into the grate. It is poorly drawn, as if by things too small to operate a pen well.
[03:17:36] <gumbal1> <ZombieRaptor> "What the…"
[03:17:38] <gumbal1> <ZombieRaptor> Luvi opens the second.
[03:17:40] <gumbal1> <gumbal1> It is a picture of a green checkmar and a jar. It is also poorly drawn, and a bit of honey has stained the part of the paper depicting the jar.
[03:17:42] <gumbal1> <ZombieRaptor> Checkermar?
[03:17:44] <gumbal1> <ZombieRaptor> Checkmar*
[03:17:46] <gumbal1> <gumbal1> *check mark
[03:17:48] <gumbal1> <ZombieRaptor> Luvi opens the third.
[03:17:50] <gumbal1> <gumbal1> It is a picture of a red X, and also of a little girl sleeping near a vent as something large crawls out. It is poorly drawn.
[03:17:53] <gumbal1> (logs from earlier)
[03:18:28] <ProcyonLotor> Fulton looks at them.
[03:18:37] <ProcyonLotor> "What am I looking at?"
[03:18:39] <ProcyonLotor> He smiles!
[03:19:12] <ZombieRaptor> "Pictures the bugs left me… I believe some entity is within the vents."
[03:19:59] <gumbal1> "We don't know. We think it wants me to climb in the vent, but there's some jar, and there's some girl who looks like Katie sleeping next to a skulled monster vent."
[03:20:48] <ZombieRaptor> "Wait… The first picture.. I think I was supposed to make you go in…"
[03:21:13] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi shudders. "And you almost did."
[03:21:24] <ProcyonLotor> "Oh dear. I'll have facilities get on this immediately, and have security inform Ms. Moodie. Is there anything else?"
[03:21:28] <ProcyonLotor> Fulton opens his mouth.
[03:21:31] <ProcyonLotor> And he smiles.
[03:21:41] <gumbal1> "Why are you shuddering? They're just bugs."
[03:22:50] <ZombieRaptor> "I would like permission to search through the vents a short ways."
[03:25:23] <gumbal1> "I could do it. I used to bea maintenance worker here. I'm sure I know my way around."
[03:26:10] <ZombieRaptor> "No… The first picture clearly depicts you.. I'm not going to do what some damn bugs say."
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[03:26:35] <gumbal1> "They're just bugs. What could they do to me?"
[03:26:48] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi frowns. "Fine…"
[03:26:56] <ZombieRaptor> They stand up and go back n stuff.
[03:27:22] <gumbal1> Conners reenters the vent
[03:27:59] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi shines a flashlight past him and heads in.
[03:28:21] <Balthazaar> "… What are you doing?" Emily has bumped into them
[03:28:38] <ZombieRaptor> He is positioned in a way so he can access stuff from his jacket.
[03:28:43] <ZombieRaptor> They go into the vent!
[03:29:25] <Optimal> Frederick is also wandering in where they are for no apparent reason.
[03:29:34] <gumbal1> "Huh. Odd place for bugs to be, right? Thoguht they'd be outside and stuff."
[03:29:47] <gumbal1> Frederick sees a supply closed with an open vent
[03:30:13] <ZombieRaptor> They crawl
[03:30:17] <ZombieRaptor> Anything odd?
[03:30:21] <Optimal> "Huh." (How big is the vent?)
[03:30:22] <Balthazaar> "Hi Frederick."
[03:30:33] <Optimal> "Oh, hey Emily."
[03:30:33] <gumbal1> Big enough for a human to crawl through
[03:30:37] <Balthazaar> Emily comes around the corner, I guess
[03:30:54] <ZombieRaptor> "See anything Conner?"
[03:30:59] <gumbal1> The vent gets progessively warmer as you crawl.
[03:31:08] <Optimal> "Do you have any idea why the vent is open Emily?"
[03:31:33] <gumbal1> "Yeah, few fireflies, nothing-" He stops.
[03:31:48] <ZombieRaptor> "What."
[03:32:00] <ZombieRaptor> Fred and Emily hear two voices from the vent
[03:32:02] <Balthazaar> "No… Should we check it out?"
[03:32:32] <gumbal1> Conners falls to his stomach as if suddenly unconcious. Luvi gets a look at the firefly patterns. Mdef.
[03:32:54] <ZombieRaptor> 4df+4
[03:32:54] <Glacon> ZombieRaptor: 4 (4df+4=0, 4-, 0, 3+)
[03:33:00] <Optimal> "…The vents? I'm not sure that's a good idea. There's all sorts of things living in there."
[03:33:08] <gumbal1> 4df+5 Dream, sweetly dream…
[03:33:08] <Glacon> gumbal1: Dream, sweetly dream…: 6 (4df+5=0, 3+, 3+, 4-)
[03:33:14] <Optimal> "Even a sentient burger patty."
[03:33:23] <gumbal1> Luvi, you suddenly feel extremely tired.
[03:33:26] <Balthazaar> Emily goes to the vent. "Hello?" she calls into it
[03:33:37] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi has had this feeling before, he's shrugged it off before.
[03:33:43] <gumbal1> Mdef not to fall asleep
[03:33:45] <ZombieRaptor> Days on end in Russia
[03:33:56] <ZombieRaptor> 4df+4 any bonus due to experience with this?
[03:33:57] <Glacon> ZombieRaptor: any bonus due to experience with this?: 4 (4df+4=3+, 0, 4-, 0)
[03:34:02] <gumbal1> Sure
[03:34:07] <ZombieRaptor> How much
[03:34:14] <gumbal1> 2
[03:34:19] <ZombieRaptor> M'kay
[03:34:36] <gumbal1> Or whatever military experience is applicable to a special skill
[03:35:30] <ZombieRaptor> 4df+7 Four long years tag?
[03:35:30] <Glacon> ZombieRaptor: Four long years tag?: 8 (4df+7=3+, 4-, 0, 3+)
[03:35:33] <Optimal> "I'm thinking maybe a janitor was cleaning it and left it open. Think we should close it Emily?"
[03:35:42] <gumbal1> 4df+5 Sleep, go to sleep
[03:35:42] <Glacon> gumbal1: Sleep, go to sleep: 6 (4df+5=3+, 4-, 0, 3+)
[03:35:56] <gumbal1> Luvi stays awake.
[03:36:01] <Balthazaar> She looks at Frederick, worried. "I… I think I heard voices in there."
[03:36:15] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi shakes the guy.
[03:36:17] <ZombieRaptor> "Conner."
[03:36:28] <gumbal1> He stays awak to see bugs similar to the first bug from the first spybug incident begin to crawl over conner.
[03:36:47] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi raises his spray can and lighter
[03:36:53] <Optimal> "Might've been from the other rooms. All the vents are connected. Besides, no one's dumb enough to crawling in there."
[03:37:03] <ZombieRaptor> 4df+6 He raises it over the guard *FWOOSH*
[03:37:03] <Glacon> ZombieRaptor: He raises it over the guard *FWOOSH*: 7 (4df+6=3+, 4-, 3+, 0)
[03:37:32] <Balthazaar> Emily nods. "Oh, good point… Okay. I'll close it, you pick me up so I can reach, okay?"
[03:37:51] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi grabs his leg and starts backing out.
[03:37:53] <gumbal1> The bugs die in screaming agony. If not for the fact that Foundation Security Uniforms are not fireproof, this might have beenm a wholly beneficial development.
[03:38:03] <ZombieRaptor> He'll live.
[03:38:37] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi crawls back out. "Get this man to medical, Fred, come into the vents behind me, we have a situation."
[03:38:38] <Optimal> "Sure." Fred picks up Emily.
[03:38:44] <ZombieRaptor> Once he sees the pair.
[03:39:13] <Optimal> He puts her back down as soon as he sees someone was in there.
[03:39:20] <Optimal> "Oh. Sure, sure."
[03:39:21] <Balthazaar> Emily goes to put the grate back on, then stops. "Luvi?"
[03:39:39] <gumbal1> Luvi is handling a burning man
[03:39:45] <gumbal1> The man does not say anything
[03:39:48] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi patted out the flames
[03:40:00] <gumbal1> The burning man is now a burned man
[03:40:15] <ZombieRaptor> How badly?
[03:40:20] <ZombieRaptor> It was a quick burst
[03:40:27] <Optimal> Frederick tries to grab the man by the armpits.
[03:40:41] <gumbal1> He caught on fire and was dragged a ways before coming out of the vent
[03:40:48] <ZombieRaptor> "Emily, take this man to medical, Fred, with me."
[03:40:59] <gumbal1> Dragging burning victim is typically bad for the victim's skin
[03:41:02] <gumbal1> He'll live
[03:41:08] <Balthazaar> Emily squeaks a bit in shock, and puts a hand to her mouth. "…O-Okay…"
[03:41:21] <gumbal1> With copious amounts of help, that is
[03:41:54] <Optimal> "Sorry Emily, but could you take him to medical? Or get someone to help you?"
[03:42:40] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi crawls back into the vent.
[03:42:41] <Balthazaar> Emily goes to try take him to medical. Unless he's under 100 lbs, she'll probably have to drag him there
[03:42:58] <Optimal> (Poor guy.)
[03:42:59] <Balthazaar> "B-be careful…."
[03:43:15] <Balthazaar> How big is Connors?
[03:43:24] <gumbal1> He's wearing Security Equipment. Even if he was, the equipment would weigh him down more.
[03:43:29] <Optimal> Fred nods to Emily and turns to Luvi. "Alright. Let's head in."
[03:43:44] <gumbal1> A bigger than average man. Typical security guard.
[03:43:54] <ZombieRaptor> "Close your eyes and follow, until I kill the fireflies."
[03:44:42] <Optimal> "Got it." Frederick crouches into the vent.
[03:45:07] <Balthazaar> Emily grabs The guard under the armpits, and slowly drags him to medical.
[03:45:08] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi starts crawling
[03:45:21] <gumbal1> Luvi finds an envelope
[03:45:28] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi frowns and reads it.
[03:45:39] <gumbal1> It says "that was hilarious do it again"
[03:45:59] <Optimal> Fred's behind. "What is it."
[03:46:08] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi starts forWard again. "Nothing."
[03:46:19] <ZombieRaptor> "Close your eyes."
[03:46:32] <Optimal> "If you say so."
[03:46:43] <Optimal> "Eyes closed/"
[03:46:52] <ZombieRaptor> Do they finds the fireflies again?
[03:47:01] <gumbal1> Luvi encounters the fireflies again, who create another display. Mdef to anyone without closed eyes.
[03:47:13] <Balthazaar> Emily changes her grip to the guards feet. She can't manage to drag him the other way anymore
[03:47:17] <ZombieRaptor> 4df+7 Tagging four long years again.
[03:47:17] <Glacon> ZombieRaptor: Tagging four long years again.: 9 (4df+7=3+, 0, 0, 3+)
[03:47:37] <gumbal1> 4df+5 Swinging with the man in the moon…
[03:47:37] <Glacon> gumbal1: Swinging with the man in the moon…: 3 (4df+5=4-, 4-, 4-, 3+)
[03:47:49] <ZombieRaptor> 4df+6 FWOOSH FWOOSH comes the sound of fire death.
[03:47:49] <Glacon> ZombieRaptor: FWOOSH FWOOSH comes the sound of fire death.: 7 (4df+6=4-, 3+, 3+, 0)
[03:47:53] <gumbal1> It does nothing but look cool.
[03:48:03] <gumbal1> The reulting fire also looks cool
[03:48:37] <gumbal1> The fireflies drop to the floor, reduced to lukewarm embers at this point
[03:48:52] <Balthazaar> Emily arrives in medical with the guard! "Help!"
[03:49:02] <ZombieRaptor> "Open your eyes now."
[03:49:09] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi continues forward.
[03:49:59] <Optimal> Fred opens his eyes to see the charred remains of fireflies on the vent floor.
[03:50:23] <gumbal1> Luvi makes a turn to find the mantis at the other end. The whole vent corridor, about 10 meters, is covered with bullet ants.
[03:50:31] <gumbal1> The bullet ants are attatched to strings
[03:50:39] <ZombieRaptor> "What is this…"
[03:51:08] <gumbal1> A fly buzzes in. "HEY LUVI WHERE'S CONNERS LUVI"
[03:51:23] <ZombieRaptor> "Why should I tell you."
[03:51:30] <gumbal1> "KATIE"
[03:51:52] <ZombieRaptor> "What about Katie."
[03:52:07] <Bunton> There is a doctor there, Emily!
[03:52:09] <gumbal1> "KATIE LOVES US LUVI"
[03:52:19] <ZombieRaptor> "That will end."
[03:52:25] <Bunton> He has thick glasses and looks likes the kind of guy who would be called something like, I don't know, Bill.
[03:52:34] <Bunton> He's got a very Bill-ish face.
[03:52:39] <Bunton> What does he see?
[03:52:40] <ZombieRaptor> "Katie has been moved to a secure area by now."
[03:52:46] <gumbal1> "YOU'RE FUNNY LUVI"
[03:53:01] <gumbal1> "HOW BIG IS THIS SITE, REALLY"
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[03:53:20] <ZombieRaptor> "Does it matter? You and your ants should move…"
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[03:54:07] <ZombieRaptor> "Why does this matter."
[03:54:07] <Balthazaar> The doctor will see Emily dragging a burnt security guard into medical. She looks at the doctor. "Help him, please!"
[03:54:18] <gumbal1> "KATIE LOVES JUNIOR"
[03:54:30] <Bunton> The doctor runs over.
[03:54:44] <Bunton> "Nurse! Help me get this man into a bed, please!"
[03:54:47] <Bunton> A nurse comes!
[03:54:52] <Bunton> She looks like a Gladys.
[03:54:53] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi smirks. "I'm sure."
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[03:55:14] <gumbal1> "SHE'D NEVER HATE JUNIOR"
[03:55:22] <Bunton> They start hoisting him on to a bed. How badly is he burned?
[03:55:23] <gumbal1> "NOT EVEN IF HE BEGAN TO HATE HER"
[03:55:24] <ZombieRaptor> "Sure she would."
[03:55:34] <ZombieRaptor> "I really don't care."
[03:55:51] <ZombieRaptor> "No, no she wouldn't."
[03:56:16] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi raises his spray can. "How do you feel about dying?"
[03:56:17] <Balthazaar> Emily stands there, very worried. "Will… W-will he be okay?"
[03:56:24] <Optimal> Frederick speaks up. "Luvi. Who are you talking to?"
[03:56:28] <gumbal1> It laughs
[03:56:29] <ZombieRaptor> "A shitty fly."
[03:56:40] <gumbal1> "WE DON'T CARE"
[03:56:42] <Optimal> "Oh wonderful."
[03:56:53] <Bunton> How badly is he burned?
[03:57:00] <ZombieRaptor> 4df+6 FWOOSH FWOOSH, Luvi ignites the entire tunnel, good thing he grabbed a full can.
[03:57:00] <Glacon> ZombieRaptor: FWOOSH FWOOSH, Luvi ignites the entire tunnel, good thing he grabbed a full can.: 4 (4df+6=3+, 4-, 4-, 4-)
[03:57:09] <Balthazaar> Bunton: Pretty badly, he also got dragged a fair way there
[03:57:22] <gumbal1> As burnt as someone lit on fire and dragged across 20 meters of vent while on fire would be
[03:57:33] <Optimal> Fred's a bit perturbed that he's talking to a fly in a tight crawlspace with him, but it's a bit late to turn back now.
[03:57:35] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi patted it out right away man.
[03:57:39] <Bunton> "We can't treat him here. We'll have to call an ambulance to take him to a city hospital."
[03:57:43] <Bunton> "The phone, please!
[03:57:45] <Bunton> *"
[03:57:48] <Bunton> He holds out a hand.
[03:57:52] <Bunton> What a berk.
[03:58:16] <gumbal1> They all burn, except the mantis, who left while you were talking
[03:58:25] <Balthazaar> Emily looks for a phone, and presumably finds one. She gives it to the doctor
[03:58:30] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi continues on.
[03:58:49] <Bunton> "Please, get out of my way! We need space!"
[03:58:50] <gumbal1> Luvi is blocked by something white.
[03:58:53] <Bunton> Wow, Bill's a real dick.
[03:58:55] <Optimal> Fred follows, eyes closed.
[03:59:01] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi shines his light on it.
[03:59:29] <gumbal1> It's irregular in texture. You hear a faint groan as the light hits it.
[03:59:41] <ZombieRaptor> "Identify."
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[03:59:50] <gumbal1> It mumbles
[04:00:00] <ZombieRaptor> "Louder please."
[04:00:06] <Optimal> Eyes still closed. "What the hell is that?"
[04:00:07] <Balthazaar> "S-sorry… I-I'll G-g-go…" She runs out of medical, and back to the vent opening. She worries greatly
[04:00:12] <gumbal1> It mumbles louder. Pecep, Luvi
[04:00:18] <ZombieRaptor> 4df+5
[04:00:18] <Glacon> ZombieRaptor: 4 (4df+5=0, 3+, 4-, 4-)
[04:00:25] <ZombieRaptor> "Open your eyes."
[04:00:38] <gumbal1> You hear nothing. The voice sounds oddly familiar
[04:00:41] <Bunton> The Bill and Gladys do medicine on the poor man.
[04:00:43] <Optimal> Fred dors.
[04:00:49] <Optimal> *does :P
[04:00:50] <ZombieRaptor> "Please, speak louder!"
[04:00:59] <gumbal1> Nothing as in no recognizablew words
[04:01:23] <gumbal1> It talks louders. It's speaking gibbrish
[04:01:35] <ZombieRaptor> "Are you… Oh god, are you human? grunt once for yes, twice for no."
[04:01:44] <gumbal1> It grunts once.
[04:01:56] <Balthazaar> After an internal debate, Emily pokes her head in the vent to try see if Luvi and Frederick are okay in there
[04:01:57] <Optimal> "Oh my…"
[04:01:58] <ZombieRaptor> "Oh.. My god… Fred."
[04:02:20] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi sounds appalled, terrified even.
[04:02:21] <Optimal> "Yes?"
[04:02:24] <ZombieRaptor> "Do you want me.. Do you want me to kill you."
[04:02:30] <ZombieRaptor> Talking to the hive
[04:02:31] <gumbal1> It grunts once
[04:02:38] <ZombieRaptor> "Fred move back!"
[04:02:51] <Optimal> "Don't have to tell me twice."
[04:02:56] <Optimal> Fred moves quickly.
[04:03:00] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi pulls his firearm.
[04:03:03] <ZombieRaptor> 4df+11
[04:03:03] <Glacon> ZombieRaptor: 12 (4df+11=0, 3+, 4-, 3+)
[04:03:24] <Optimal> Fred holds his ears.
[04:03:38] <gumbal1> You punch a hole in it. It screams and bleeds, as several bullet ants fly out and onto Luvi.
[04:03:41] <gumbal1> Mdef
[04:03:52] <ZombieRaptor> 4df+7 tagging four long years?
[04:03:53] <Glacon> ZombieRaptor: tagging four long years?: 7 (4df+7=3+, 4-, 3+, 4-)
[04:04:02] <ZombieRaptor> Fly?
[04:04:11] <gumbal1> Only if Luvi got shot during the war
[04:04:19] <ZombieRaptor> He did.
[04:04:25] <ZombieRaptor> Shoulder
[04:04:30] <gumbal1> 4df+4 Bullet ants are terrible in real life
[04:04:30] <Glacon> gumbal1: Bullet ants are terrible in real life: 6 (4df+4=0, 0, 3+, 3+)
[04:04:56] <gumbal1> As the ants bite Luvi, he feels unimaginable pain, but is able to stay concious and lucid
[04:05:05] <gumbal1> Well, it is imaginable
[04:05:15] <ZombieRaptor> 4df+11 I will grant you peace Hive.
[04:05:15] <Glacon> ZombieRaptor: I will grant you peace Hive.: 11 (4df+11=3+, 3+, 4-, 4-)
[04:05:16] <gumbal1> It felt like getting shot
[04:05:17] <Balthazaar> Emily presumably hears the shots, and climbs into the air vent to try and help. She has Serge's revolver in her hand
[04:05:23] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi yells.
[04:05:25] <ZombieRaptor> "Fuckers!"
[04:05:28] <ZombieRaptor> "Fred smash them!"
[04:05:39] <Optimal> "Jesus!"
[04:05:41] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi empties his whole clip into the hive
[04:05:54] <gumbal1> Luvi shoots the Hive again, and another hole is punched through t. It screams again, and more bullet ants fly out
[04:06:00] <gumbal1> The ants make their way to fred
[04:06:11] <Optimal> Frederick tries to slap the ants on Luvi and the ones on the vent walss.
[04:06:12] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi tosses Fred the lighter and spray can before they do.
[04:06:17] <gumbal1> how many bullets are in his clip?
[04:06:20] <ZombieRaptor> "Burn them!"
[04:06:23] <gumbal1> Fred, mdef
[04:06:23] <ZombieRaptor> 13
[04:06:36] <gumbal1> It stops screaming after the 11th one
[04:06:37] <ZombieRaptor> (Dude, no, Fred will trap Luvi)
[04:06:37] <Optimal> "Watch out!"
[04:06:53] <Optimal> Fred burns the ants with caution.
[04:06:57] <Balthazaar> Emily crawls around in the vents, trying to find Luvi and Frederik to help them
[04:07:06] <gumbal1> How far away is Fred from Luvi?
[04:07:15] <ZombieRaptor> A little ways behind him.
[04:07:21] <gumbal1> Luvi, pdef
[04:07:28] <ZombieRaptor> 4df+5
[04:07:28] <Glacon> ZombieRaptor: 7 (4df+5=0, 3+, 3+, 0)
[04:07:32] <Optimal> Good question.
[04:07:35] <gumbal1> Fred, ranged
[04:07:39] <Optimal> As far away as he could.
[04:07:43] <Optimal> 4df
[04:07:43] <Glacon> Optimal: 2 (4df=0, 3+, 0, 3+)
[04:07:52] <gumbal1> The fire singes Luvi's boot
[04:08:09] <ZombieRaptor> "Fred, burn the hive over me.
[04:08:16] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi gets low to the ground.
[04:08:24] <Optimal> "Lay down."
[04:08:44] <Optimal> Fred aims over his head and burns the hive ahead of him.
[04:08:49] <gumbal1> Luvi, pdef
[04:08:59] <ZombieRaptor> 4df+5
[04:08:59] <Glacon> ZombieRaptor: 7 (4df+5=0, 0, 3+, 3+)
[04:09:00] <Optimal> He practically half-laying on him.
[04:09:05] <gumbal1> Fred, ranged
[04:09:11] <Optimal> 4df
[04:09:11] <Glacon> Optimal: 0 (4df=0, 3+, 0, 4-)
[04:09:26] <gumbal1> Luvi's hair is partially singed, and no damage is done.
[04:09:36] <gumbal1> The hive screams once more as it is cruelly burned
[04:09:38] <Balthazaar> "Luvi! Frederick! Where are you!?" She continues crawling through the vents, looking for them
[04:09:54] <gumbal1> You can hear ants do something similar to lauching as they burn
[04:10:01] <gumbal1> *laughing
[04:10:10] <ZombieRaptor> "Out of the vents."
[04:10:18] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi crawls backwards.
[04:10:30] <Optimal> Frederick hears her calls. "Emily! Get out of the vents!"
[04:10:58] <Optimal> So does Fred.
[04:11:26] <Balthazaar> Emily has gone in the wrong direction. She tries to find her way out, but realises she is lost
[04:11:26] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi leans against a wall once out.
[04:11:30] <ZombieRaptor> "Jesus fuck…"
[04:11:35] <ZombieRaptor> There's only one direction
[04:11:40] <ZombieRaptor> For this far.
[04:11:46] <gumbal1> An envelope is pushed through the door.
[04:11:55] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi grabs it.
[04:12:28] <Balthazaar> Oh, okay. Emily comes out of the vent. "Are you okay?"
[04:12:48] <ZombieRaptor> "That… That fucking thing was human.."
[04:12:55] <gumbal1> Inside is a picture of someone who looks like Conners tied to a stake as he is burned by a stereotypical German soldier
[04:13:06] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi shreds it.
[04:13:11] <gumbal1> "Fire is fun" is written below it
[04:13:17] <ZombieRaptor> He slams open the door, where's that mantis
[04:13:31] <ZombieRaptor> He slams another clip into his pistol.
[04:13:33] <gumbal1> IIt's several ants
[04:13:43] <gumbal1> They stand still
[04:13:49] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi looks at them.
[04:13:58] <Optimal> Frederick rubs the sweat off of his brow.
[04:14:17] <Balthazaar> Emily flinches at Luvis actions
[04:14:54] <Optimal> "Luvi. Settle. Please."
[04:14:55] <Balthazaar> "W-w-what th-thing?"
[04:15:14] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi looks at Fred. "Did you see that fucking thing!"
[04:15:24] <Optimal> "Yes I saw it!"
[04:15:26] <ZombieRaptor> "It was human.. A goddamned hive."
[04:15:30] <ZombieRaptor> "A fucking bone hive!"
[04:15:48] <Optimal> "We both burned the damn thing! It was bizarre, I know."
[04:15:53] <Balthazaar> d10
[04:15:54] <Glacon> Balthazaar: 9 (d10=9)
[04:16:06] <Balthazaar> Emily looks scared, then faints
[04:16:26] <Optimal> Looking back, "Damn, Emily!"
[04:16:41] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi smashes the ants and heads for Fulton.
[04:16:51] <ZombieRaptor> And /fuck/ did that crawl hurt his chest.
[04:17:18] <ZombieRaptor> Or not.
[04:17:45] <Optimal> Frederick tries talking to Emily. "Emily. Emily, c'mon. Wake up!"
[04:17:55] <Balthazaar> Emily lies on the floor, she's out
[04:17:58] <ZombieRaptor> ~Goddamnit where's Laura..~
[04:18:09] <Optimal> "Lord…"
[04:18:19] <Optimal> He looks around.
[04:18:37] <Optimal> Frederick tries to pick her up.
[04:18:57] <Optimal> 4df Macho, macho man!
[04:18:57] <Glacon> Optimal: Macho, macho man!: -2 (4df=0, 0, 4-, 4-)
[04:19:02] <Optimal> And fails.
[04:19:52] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi picks her up.
[04:19:55] <ZombieRaptor> 4df+4
[04:19:55] <Glacon> ZombieRaptor: 4 (4df+4=3+, 0, 4-, 0)
[04:20:07] <ZombieRaptor> Then stops
[04:20:11] <ZombieRaptor> He has broken ribs
[04:20:14] <Balthazaar> Emily's pretty light, probably only like 80 lbs
[04:20:15] <ZombieRaptor> He can't do this.
[04:20:50] <Balthazaar> "Uhh?" She comes too again.
[04:21:01] <Balthazaar> "What happened?"
[04:21:06] <ZombieRaptor> Luvi walks away and outside, he needs a smoke.
[04:21:46] <Optimal> "You fainted Emily."
[04:22:10] <Optimal> "You aren't used to pressure, are you?"
[04:23:29] <Balthazaar> Emily slowly gets to her feet, leaning on the wall. "… N-no…"
[04:24:16] <Optimal> "Everything's alright now. We're all safe. Thanks for hauling that guard to the medical wing."
[04:25:50] <Optimal> "Are you alright?"
[04:26:23] <Balthazaar> "B-but… Y-you said th-there was a-a-a m-man in the v-vents… A-and h-he w-was a h-h-hive…" She sounds scared
[04:27:29] <Optimal> Frederick holds her shoulders. "Don't worry about it Emily. It's all over. It's all taken care of now."
[04:27:45] <Optimal> "There's nothing but a couple bugs in the vents now."
[04:28:31] <Balthazaar> She looks at the vent nervously. "I… I heard shooting…"
[04:29:29] <Optimal> "Emily. It doesn't matter. It's all over now. What's done is done. Don't think about it anymore."
[04:30:25] <Balthazaar> "O-Okay… S-sorry…"
[04:30:28] <Optimal> Fred awkwardly tries to give her a hug to calm her down. It's a very awkward hug though.
[04:30:59] <Optimal> He doesn't hug often.
[04:31:01] <Balthazaar> She hugs him, not really minding awkwardness
[04:31:31] <Balthazaar> "A-are we in d-d-danger..?"
[04:32:09] <Optimal> "No Emily. Macho man Luvi and I took care of it. The Foundation is a safe place now."
[04:32:42] <gumbal1> An ant crawls out of the vent
[04:32:56] <Optimal> ~Fucking bugs.~
[04:33:17] <gumbal1> It comes over to Emily
[04:33:37] <Balthazaar> Emily nods, she has her face buried in fredericks chest
[04:34:55] <Optimal> "Now. I have work I need to finish back in my quarters. Are you going to be okay?"
[04:35:41] <Balthazaar> She nods again, still having failed to notice the bullet ant
[04:35:52] <gumbal1> It bites her
[04:35:54] <gumbal1> Mdef
[04:36:07] <gumbal1> Add a 2 bonus if your character has been shot before
[04:36:25] <Balthazaar> 4df+3
[04:36:25] <Glacon> Balthazaar: 1 (4df+3=4-, 4-, 0, 0)
[04:36:39] <gumbal1> 4df+4 Bullet ants are terrible buggers
[04:36:39] <Glacon> gumbal1: Bullet ants are terrible buggers: 6 (4df+4=3+, 0, 3+, 0)
[04:37:14] <gumbal1> Emily feels a sudden and debillitating pain, and is reduced to a screaming heap because bullet ants suck to get bit by in real life
[04:38:52] <Balthazaar> Emily collapses to the ground, screaming in pain and fear. She cries from the pain
[04:39:07] <Optimal> "EMILY!" Frederick sees the ant.
[04:39:30] <Optimal> He swipes it off and promptly crushes it with his shoe.
[04:39:39] <Riemann> «Attention all personnel, immediate site evacuation, protocol 142-A!»
[04:39:50] <Optimal> "Aw hell!"
[04:40:05] <Optimal> "Emily! We have to go!"
[04:40:25] <Optimal> Frederick tries to carry her out.
[04:40:26] <Optimal> 4df
[04:40:27] <Glacon> Optimal: 1 (4df=3+, 3+, 4-, 0)
[04:40:36] <Optimal> The gods are with him today.
[04:40:59] <Optimal> Frederick picks her up with much struggling and runs for the exit.
[04:41:09] <Balthazaar> Emily, crying and whimpering in pain, tries to get up, but can't. She clings to Frederick as he picks her up
[04:41:15] <Optimal> "It's gonna be okay Emily!"
[04:41:22] <Optimal> "It's gonna be okay!"
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[04:42:19] <Optimal> Frederick frantically tries to look for a way out. He wishes he remembered what 142-A entailed…
[04:42:45] <Optimal> He finds an exit and runs outside.

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