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    153 KB Bloodquest 7- Electric Bloodaloo StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)20:55 No.9781242  
    You glance in the rearview mirror, watching the half-eaten corpse of the crocodilian monster you've defeated disappear into the distance.
    "You've definitely got some fucking explaining to do," comes 54's voice squawking out of your cheap cell-phone. "Gone in a flash of what the FUCK, and months later I hear you chatting up the operators in Kansas? Missouri? Where are you now, Kentucky?"
    "Kentucky," you respond in the affirmative.

    You are Subject #82, Helen Tanner in a life you can't remember. You are the host to a sentient blood that feeds on flesh, and you recently (by your reckoning) escaped from the government-funded Arkham Research facility in South Florida.
    Before long, you and another subject, 54, a man named Maksim Wade, found yourselves on the wrong end of 13, a little girl whose sentience seems to have been overridden by some horrible cosmic entity.
    In the ensuing chaos, you were hurtled forward several months in time, to the childhood home of 13's host, in rural Kansas. There you encountered another cosmic horror, and fled it with the assistance of several Arkham employees, one of whom you have befriended.
    In the few months you were outside of time, Miami and a growing portion of southern florida have been unmade and remade countless times by the entity that was once a little girl. Arkham's facilities in the area have been compromised, and they've lost control and/or track of most of the supernatural, alien, magical, or otherwise inexplicable entities they once contained.
    Also, 13 took your hat.

    >What do?
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)20:57 No.9781273
    Hell yeah bloodquest!
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)20:57 No.9781277
    And how are you anyway, 54?
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)20:57 No.9781282
    An update/overview of your abilities:
    -Your blood, whom you have named Garfield, can raise its temperature. This is useful, if occasionally very painful. He loses control of this ability when he does not feed.
    -You can extrude whiplike pseudopods of your blood, which make for a devastative offensive when coupled with the first ability. You can also form armor out of the blood to absorb/disperse the shock of blows.
    -You occasionally, and so far without you control, experience precognition, usually in the form of extraordinary reflexes or danger avoidance. It was this ability that got you confined by Arkham in the first place
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)21:01 No.9781331

    An inventory update:
    -Butterfly knife
    -.45 revolver, empty
    -.38 revolver, 4 shots
    -nightvision goggles
    -a change of clothes
    -you guys always seem to remember something I've forgotten.

    Archives if people want to catch up
    1- http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/9699385/
    2- http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/9718987/
    3- http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/9740662/
    4- http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/9746933/
    5- http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/9760642/
    6- http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/9765681/
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)21:01 No.9781338
    "Voodooed to Kansas, but I'm headed back to ground zero... unless you have a better idea?"
    "And how's that arm? It's like that shit happened only a few hours ago..."
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)21:01 No.9781344
    One of these days we need to gain the blood geyser ability from Metal Slug 3's zombiefied status. Link related:
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)21:03 No.9781370
    There's the backpack you always seem to forget...
    Oh, yeah -- the two prepaid cell phones and Walter's number.
    >> Boku !Desu/5iB1Y 05/12/10(Wed)21:04 No.9781395

    Ask what 54s been up to since we've been icognito
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)21:05 No.9781398
    thanks, see, you guys are on the ball.

    Bowl #1 has begun, i'll start typing up some dialogue presently.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)21:12 No.9781525
    I wasn't around for the last few threads, and there was a point in which I wish I had been. I got caught up today.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)21:12 No.9781533
    "I ended up in Kansas, if you can believe that," you say. "How's that arm? that looked pretty nasty..."
    "Shit, I can believe anything at this point, you don't have to listen to the government troops radio'ing for help while they get carved apart by this shit."
    "The arm's, uh...well, it's gone. You could say i've lost a bit of my roguish figure."

    "Miami might be somewhere you want to stay away from, at least for the time being. All I know is, whatever the fuck is rampaging out there dressed up in a little girl's skin, the gov't can't stop it, and Arkham doesn't seem like they know what's going on anymore, they're running around the country with their heads cut off trying to round up the rest of us."
    "The man who's going to know, if anyone is, is the man that pumped you full of burning blood, and then man that offered me a job, or my life, in some mirrored room somewhere. Theodore Arkham. Man who put the whole damn thing together. Money out of nowhere and a burning desire to keep the American people safe from, shit, you and me and whole mess else. He's a god damn ghost, and for all I know, that could be literally true."
    >> Boku !Desu/5iB1Y 05/12/10(Wed)21:14 No.9781560
    So 54 is working for Ahrkam? Interesting. I'd suggest we take his advice. If neither the government or the corp can do anything against 13, I don't think there's much we can do either. Perhaps we should meet up with 54?
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)21:16 No.9781601
    >54 is referring to when he worked as a research assistant while Arkham's "ward" prior to your initial escape
    >> Boku !Desu/5iB1Y 05/12/10(Wed)21:18 No.9781650
    Ah, right.

    Either way, we should try to meet up with him.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)21:20 No.9781686
    "What kind of information access do you have, 54? I left behind some crazy shenanigans in 13's old stomping grounds... intent on a crazy statue thing. Arkham guys were about so I got the hell out of there..."
    "And what number was Killer Croc back there?"
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)21:25 No.9781773
    "Where are you, anyway?" You ask. You pass several police vehicles headed the opposite direction, towards the site of your confrontation with the reptile.
    "Holed up somewhere no one can get to me," he claims, "Up towards New England. Military brought down the curtain pretty hard, not much slipped through, so Arkham's got a minimal presence up here."
    "What sort of information are you working with?"
    "Ah, all business today, eh, sweetheart? Shit, you know me, i hear the military talking about it, i hear Arkham talking about it, I hear parents calling their children across the curtain, telling them everything's going to be alright. Naw, all the useful information is coming out of Arkham. I've even been able to strip some data out of the piece-of-shit computer system. I only got a portion of what they have, and it seems like a lot of what they had was lost in Miami. For instance, I know that big thing attracting all the attention near you now is Subject 50, and that it consumed roughly 12 head of steer on a daily basis."
    >> Boku !Desu/5iB1Y 05/12/10(Wed)21:28 No.9781824
    Give him the description of our croc and ask him if it's subject 50.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)21:30 No.9781860
    "We'll hug when I see you. And write off 50. He's not going to be a problem anymore."
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)21:35 No.9781932
    "The very same," 54 says. "From the sound of things, he's getting scraped off the highway."
    "So can we meet up?" you ask, "is there any getting through the military?"
    "I suppose it's possible, though you're not just walking through the border in your...current sanguinary state, if you know what I mean."
    "But if you could make your way up here, getting past the border would have been the easy part. Arkham patients and subjects and whatever the hell else have been eating chunks and burning pieces off the whole damn country. Louisville's suffered some kind of communications blackout, you'll have to go around. Apparently it's Subject 96, and it..."...blah blah, stored in cryostasis until further notice...yeah, I have nothing for 96. But that's just one of 'em. There's apparently something shooting planes out of the sky along the eastern seaboard, not that there are many planes flying anyway. You're going to have a hell of a time, wherever you're headed."
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)21:41 No.9782034
    How about 88? Have you heard from him again?
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)21:44 No.9782070
    "I haven't heard FROM him, but the last time I heard OF him he was punching holes in armored cars down in Georgia somewhere."
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)21:46 No.9782121
    "And can you get any more information on Arkham's Chicago base and its history in general? Who they have there and who's missing? Maybe I can find Mr. Arkham there?"
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)21:50 No.9782199
    "Chicago facility was originally designed to store Anomalous Artifacts, with the Miami structure servicing Persons of Interest. Now they've got all their eggs in one basket in the Windy City. If Mr. Arkham was going to be anywhere, he's probably be there. Of course, that doesn't mean he is,"
    "They got all kinds of shit in here, what do you want to talk about? I've got here a gun that never runs out of bullets, playing cards that tell the future, 15 different things that just seem to be furniture that eats people. 89, jesus, 89 unidentifiable carcinogens, including a no. 2 pencil and a 54-year-old glass of ovaltine."
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)21:53 No.9782252
    "And... sorry if I'm giving you too much, but I also need to know about that statue. Cold, dark metal. Sharp and shifting edges that change the number of sides at random. Etched foreign symbols. Either Arkham has it now or that creature in the cornfield does."
    >> Boku !Desu/5iB1Y 05/12/10(Wed)21:53 No.9782261
    Check to see if they have anything that can attack spiritual enemies and whatnot. Something we can use against the entity.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)21:58 No.9782356
    Personal note: That thing was only slightly ticked about our attack. If we could mist our blood up (on the same playing field as the creature), we might be able to do some damage.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)21:59 No.9782358
    "Statue, statue...I'm not seeing what you're talking about NOW, but I am seeing an inventory report for three artifacts matching that description being delivered to the Chicago facility about 17 months ago. And there's a shipping invoice for transporting one of the artifacts to a cell facility in...Scott City Kansas.
    "Hmm, let me see here. I have sunglasses that let you see ghosts. They're in with the carcinogens though...There's a sword that can cut through, and i quote "coherent matter," but that's missing, presumed stolen. There are several "spiritual containment units" and 2 "Multiadaptive Tesla Devices," whatever the fuck that is."
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)22:01 No.9782400
    "I don't suppose you can screw with shipping orders, can you? Get some of that stuff to a less guarded location without exposing yourself to Arkham's guys?"
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)22:01 No.9782402
    Where did you get all this shit?
    >> Boku !Desu/5iB1Y 05/12/10(Wed)22:02 No.9782415
    Check to see if the other two polyhedrons had been transported elsewhere.

    Either way, I say we head to chicago and try to get our hands on those tesla devices.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)22:04 No.9782454
    ...drugs, man.
    "I could probably slip a requisition order in there, but they're not really operating efficiently right now, it could be a while before they spare a team to deliver it.
    Actually, hmmm...I could try to place a pretty big urgent order, see if they think it's important enough to rush it out to you. It'll come under harsher scrutiny though, they'll be more like to see through our BS."
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)22:07 No.9782519
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    >-You can extrude whiplike pseudopods of your blood, which make for a devastative offensive when coupled with the first ability. You can also form armor out of the blood to absorb/disperse the shock of blows.

    Holy. Shit.

    We're a fucking Sacrier.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)22:08 No.9782533
    I think he's reading Arkham's inventory logs for the Anomalous Artifacts. When 54 says that he's got something, it means he's got information on it.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)22:13 No.9782632
    "I'm not seeing it. If they have, it was without filing anything, or I've lost the file.
    "Can you keep me posted if I head up to Chicago? I want to get my hands on some of those artifacts."
    "Sure thing, I'll call you if anything nasty starts waking up in your vicinity."
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)22:13 No.9782635
    Could you insert me into the Arkham roster? If they're in that desperate a need for personel, they won't question the additional help too much. That way, we get the stuff quicker without raising too many flags."
    "Then again, I'm not in the mood to get locked up again. What are the chances of something like that working? Too crazy or just crazy enough?"
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)22:16 No.9782685
    OOC I think we should join up with Arkham to help destroy the other subjects and eventually defeat 13 and regain our fedora. What do you guys think?
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)22:16 No.9782690
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    Hey guy, I'm sure your quest is real good, but I just wanted to say this.

    It's about your picture.

    It looks like an ass, what with the light on the walls, and the person in the corner either looks like shit coming out or a pussy, if you're imaginative.

    tl;dr DAT ASS
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)22:17 No.9782707
    When i blur my eyes I can see it

    Fuck you
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)22:18 No.9782728
    "It's a bit more paperwork than a requisition, but there are so many new hires just to keep control, you shouldn't get looked at twice for a long time; long enough, anyway."
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)22:18 No.9782739
    I don't know. Arkham as a whole has been a dick so far ("minor precog? jam Venom into the bitch and watch her go mental"). not exactly matching our goals. but we shouldn't totally write them off. I'm leaning toward independent contractor.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)22:19 No.9782762
    >minor precog? jam a fat, lazy cat into the bitch and watch her go mental
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)22:21 No.9782794
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    Then my work here is done.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)22:22 No.9782809
    "And the more paperwork could lead to our advantage in the end..."
    (I don't want to speak for everyone else though. Is this something we want to do?)
    "If that plan could work, would you want me to pick you up something?
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)22:26 No.9782901
    "Well, let's see here...Get me the lighter that transmutes smoked materials into potent hallucinogens, the, uh..."absorbant tuning fork," what the hell, i want to see what that does, and the...why not, the letter-opener that causes Hitler-related nightmares."

    >Are you going to the Anomalous Artifacts facility?
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)22:27 No.9782908
    If we want to get into an Arkham facility, why don't we just call Walters?
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)22:28 No.9782935
    Walters has crap for clearance, and I'm fairly sure he wouldn't stick his neck out for someone he just met, let alone is supposed to be hunting.
    >> Boku !Desu/5iB1Y 05/12/10(Wed)22:31 No.9782990
    Yeah, sure. Why not/.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)22:33 No.9783035
    because that's where the enemy is based
    >> Boku !Desu/5iB1Y 05/12/10(Wed)22:36 No.9783087
    Yeah, but I mean it's sounds like it'll be fun. They're too busy to notice. As long as we stay away from dice rolls we should be fine.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)22:36 No.9783102
    "Put me on the roster, 54," you say, taking a northbound ramp to another highway. "I'll be in and out of there in a day."
    "Will do, I'll call if anything fuckin' weird goes down." 54 hangs up the phone, leaving you to your thoughts and your blood.
    "That was 54? What did I hear about Arkham and Chicago?" your blood asks quizzically.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)22:37 No.9783120
    Arkham's an obstacle. Now that we know what we can do, they can't fully control us again. They have some scary tech, but ostensibly their goals are similar to ours, i.e. NOT destroying everything around them. We'll never like them for what they did, but we have bigger worries.

    13 and the like are the real enemies. As long as they're doing their crazy shit, we're never going to be safe.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)22:37 No.9783123
    >a sword that can cut through, and i quote "coherent matter,"
    >presumed stolen
    that not good.
    >three artifacts
    where's the third eldritch abomination?
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)22:37 No.9783128
    "Make me a courier, with the "all the eggs in one basket" excuse to relieve Chicago of some stuff. Add the infinite ammo gun, the sunglasses, two spiritual containment units only if they're portable, and a Multiadaptive Tesla Devices."

    (I was thinking about grabbing the other two polyhedrons, but do we really want another Miami on our hands?)
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)22:39 No.9783146
    no cancer causing sunglasses
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)22:39 No.9783157
    Dammit, I'm too slow.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)22:40 No.9783176
    With all the stuff we're gonna run into, you really think we're gonna die from cancer?
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)22:42 No.9783217
    "I'll put in the forms. You've been working for Arkham for 7 months and are delivering the equipment to the cell facility in...Atlanta. If for some reason you get stuck inside, your employee credentials will remain valid for about a week, then the data will disperse and it'll be like you were never in the system."
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)22:42 No.9783222
    supernatural cancer
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)22:43 No.9783237
    >wait, why did I post that, he just hung up on them
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)22:44 No.9783266
    Georgia? Hm. If 88 gets pinched, we might be able to spring him in that week.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)22:45 No.9783284
    Retconned, maybe? Then again, who's to say he even needs to hang up?
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)22:50 No.9783367
    To Garfield: "Yeah. By the way, we're just gonna head over to Chicago for a bit. See the sights, make some friends, pick up souveniers... you know, like a roadtrip. Doesn't that sound like fun?"
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)22:51 No.9783396
    "As long as we don't end up strapped to a table. Or dead."
    You head north; you call 54 for directions occasionally and spend a further 60$ in gas. He directs you to an area well outside urban Chicago, a fairly wooded area containing the fenced-in Arkham Research Offices. It seems like a fairly small one-story building, which would suggest a significant underground.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)22:52 No.9783407
    Like straps could hold you.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)22:54 No.9783441
    We must get proper clothes for this job along the way. Make ourselves look like government-funded professionals... like the other Arkham douchebags.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)22:56 No.9783492
    >an excellent idea
    You but some professional-looking work clothes for 42$ at a store just off the highway. Unfortunately you no longer have an Arkham uniform, nor do you have actual physical credentials. You'll have to convince them to look you up in the system
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)23:02 No.9783596
    "hard copies should be waiting at my desk when I return to Georgia. My last set caught fire with most of my clothes when that 88 asshole blew up our ride with an armored truck axel..." look around. "oh, forget I said that."
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)23:02 No.9783607
    so we continue to the warehouse or is it nighttime. Cause if it is nighttime we sleep in a motel.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)23:06 No.9783682
    that's for when it's pertinent. rehearsing it to ourselves on the drive there.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)23:07 No.9783706
    30$ puts you in a decent hotel for the night. you want to be well rested, and you haven't slept since kansas.
    Early the next morning, you drive to the Arkham Facility; you are stopped by four guards at the outer fence.
    "Ma'am, can we help you?"
    "Yeah, I'm here from Atlanta for requisitions. The order should be in the system."
    "If you're an agent, we're going to need to see some credentials."
    "Yeah, that would be fantastic wouldn't it? We got a subject down there like a fuckin' rhino that blew up our van with pieces of another car. It's a nightmare."
    "Yeah, I hear that. Here, let me look you up real quick."
    A few tense moments later, you are waved on into the main complex.

    Fluorescent lighting casts a sterile glow on the halls of Arkham Research. The top floor at least seems to be reserved for meaningless clerical work, though several of the 'suits are obviously armed.
    >> Boku !Desu/5iB1Y 05/12/10(Wed)23:11 No.9783770
    Try to head to a lower level.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)23:11 No.9783777
    Ask around for where we can find our shipment... and maybe if there's anything they need shipped out as well... what with the lack of people and all, we need to stretch the budget as far as we can.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)23:16 No.9783852
    You ask a few questions and are directed down a keycoded elevator to the fifth basement. When you arrive, you are escorted swiftly to a fairly large storage area. The entire floor is awash with excitement, people jostling as they run errands or see to some potentially devastating problem or error.
    "Ah, there you are, uh...Parigold, was it?" A suited man greets you, extending his hand.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)23:16 No.9783864
    >links related, one of these is totally 13's theme song.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)23:18 No.9783895
    "Close enough for government work, sir. I would however like to get what I came for and get back to Georgia... the less time spent out in the field means the less chance there is of something going wrong."
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)23:22 No.9783976
    "Don't call me sir, Parigold. I work for a living." He turns away from you, motioning to a few boxes sealed with tape and detailed labels. "Here, let's get a guy or two to help you with this stuff here." He hastily flags down another agent and explains that you need a company vehicle with these boxes on it, and that means immediately, god DAMN it. he paces away to get that done.
    "Sorry about the wait, they're not kidding about the understaffed stuff they're saying. Here, i'll grab a box as well, let's get these over to the garage."
    A heavy box is shoved into your arms, and you are directed away from the labs. You look around, trying to take in as many potentially important details as you can in the chaos, but things are moving pretty desperately fast around here.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)23:26 No.9784063
    Just move along and get out of there.

    You already spent enough time there as it is.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)23:29 No.9784124
    The second, definitely.
    The first one is even too logical for her.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)23:30 No.9784144
    You hurry along, eager to get out before shit goes south.
    You're loading equipment into a van when the klaxons go off. The agents in the garage with you pretty much freak the fuck out; guns are drawn and doors are covered very quickly; clearly the klaxons are not a drill.
    Gunshots erupt down the hallway through which you entered the garage; something else is raising hell back there in the facility.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)23:32 No.9784194
    GTFO! NOW!
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 05/12/10(Wed)23:32 No.9784205
    Try to find another way out of the facility. We don't want to draw attention to ourselves if we can help it. If we are forced to combat and people see us, we should explain that we are a new type of agent that has been augmented to deal with the new threat. The reason they don't know about it is because we don't officially exist.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)23:33 No.9784207
    Get to cover, drawing the .38. train it on the hallway.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)23:34 No.9784225
    Yell to Mr Bossy McBossPants..

    "Shit! Are we locking down or bugging out?"
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)23:36 No.9784288
    According to 54, they do employ the "stranger" types.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)23:38 No.9784315
    You draw your pistol, looking back at the hallway and shouting to your guide.
    "What's the play here? Are we locking down or bugging out?"
    He chatters into a microphone in his lapel.
    "I've got a dozen agents non-responsive. I'm going back in. Take this equipment and get the hell out of here! We'll contact Atlanta if things are under control; otherwise, assume the worst."
    He dashes back to the hallway. You can hear a new voice shouting now, along with continued gunfire.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)23:39 No.9784343
    We killed a fucking crocadile monstrosity that took out entire vehicles.
    We can take it... as long as it's corporeal.
    Go back, see what that shit is.
    Hopefully, get an army of Arkham employees at our back, employment as resident badass, and maybe some shiny toy guns.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)23:40 No.9784366
    We learned our lesson last time. time to make like a tree and blow this joint.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)23:40 No.9784370
    Seems to be a direct order. Then again, we don't HAVE to listen. Can we still drive out or are the garage doors closed as well?
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)23:42 No.9784401
    The garage has just been opened. It leads up a spiralling ramp to the ground floor.
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 05/12/10(Wed)23:45 No.9784475
    Take the stuff, get outta here. I'd say lets stay and help him out, but right now lets not stick our neck out if necessary.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)23:48 No.9784514
    I read all the archives today. Look forward to reading more tomorrow.
    Smoke a bowl for me, StonerDM.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)23:48 No.9784521
    I'm inclined to agree. Besides, these are the guys with all the cool equipment. If they can't handle it, we may have a tougher time. Let's go in the confusion.
    Even if we beat whatever it was, it might bring us under closer scrutiny...
    >> ‫‬‭‮‪‫‬‭‮‫‬‭‮‪‫‬‭‮‫‬‭‮‪‫‬‭‮­‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ 05/12/10(Wed)23:49 No.9784532
    lets see.

    we got in with fake lolhax credentials.

    got our mortal enemy (the little girl being the immorgal enemy...) to LOAD THEIR SHIT INTO A TRUCK FOR US

    and now they just ORDERED us to TAKE THEIR SHIT.

    They are ORDERING us to TAKE the shit we wanted to take, to take it by OURSELVES, and WE'LL GET AWAY CLEAN TOO.

    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)23:51 No.9784566
    Lol artifacts, lets take em and run. They cab fight thier own battles we got what we came for.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)23:52 No.9784591
    >I'm super glad people keep getting interested :D
    You leave Arkham to Arkham's problems, and accelerate onto the ramp. The door to the hallway is kicked bodily off its hinges into the garage as you're turning up the spiral, so maybe it is for the best that you leave.
    The gate is open and the guards have been called inside to deal with who knows What. You corner sharply and begin driving away, looking behind you anxiously.
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 05/12/10(Wed)23:53 No.9784619
    If no one flags us down or no one else leaps out to attack us, do we assume that we drive to relative safety? Do we need to call 54 again to let him know we have the goods?
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)23:54 No.9784630
    Stop for a moment to see what's coming out.
    Be very ready to floor it if things go bad.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/12/10(Wed)23:57 No.9784679
    You slow down, watching the building behind you nervously. There is a glint, as of the sun on glass, and a large corner of the buildings roof is cleaved off easily, sliding to the ground and bending into twisted rubble. A figure appearing to be a winged human exist the building at a quick pace, holding a satchel in one hand and a polished steel rapier in the other.

    You take this as a sign to gain some distance, and step on the gas. Looking back at the road, you see a red-haired man in the middle of the road, walking your way. As you watch he extends his hands, which catch fire. He's grinning like a maniac.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)23:58 No.9784693
    Don't stop until we find a good alternate transport. We don't want this thing tracking us around all over the place.
    Look for something that can carry this stuff and remain inconspicuous. Also:
    Put on those sunglasses (if we have them)
    Equip the UA gun.
    Prep the Teslacoil and a spirit containment unit.
    Don't go anywhere near the Hitler letter opener.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)23:59 No.9784699
    pull out one of you toys and fire at the bastard.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/10(Wed)23:59 No.9784701
    List of the stuff they gave us please?
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:00 No.9784729
    Dammit. I gotta head off to work. But this is awesome. I look forward to the archiving when I get back.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:01 No.9784746
    speaking of "lolhax"
    >2354897.oN 94:32(deW)01/21/50
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)00:03 No.9784776
    You haven't really opened, examined, or equipped anything that was in the boxes. The final invoice was:
    -A Beretta that "never runs out of bullets"
    -Carcinogenic sunglass that purportedly allow you to see ghosts.
    -2 "spiritual containment units"
    -1 "Multiadaptable Tesla Device"
    -1 Transmuting Lighter
    -1 Hitler-Nightmare-Inducing Letter Opener
    -1 "absorbant tuning fork"
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:03 No.9784781
    no we don't need the cancer glasses
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:05 No.9784808
    top priority should be gun.

    second should be fork thing.

    third, containment unit.

    fourth, getting away with the above three, alive.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:08 No.9784854
    Do a 1-fucking-80 and drive the other way!
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:10 No.9784884
    stomp on the GAS and ram 1000LBS of TRUCK down this chucklefucks THROAT
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)00:12 No.9784912
    You jam the wheel hard, turning the van as tightly as its horrible turning radius will allow. You're fishtailing back into a straight line when a gout of fire hits the rear of the van, the metal itself falling off like melting ice cream.
    Your axle system seems intact, and on the plus side, now you have a bigger rear window.

    The winged figure circles back to the front of the building, swiping at the main door with the rapier. The blade remains perfectly rigid at all times, and the doors fall to pieces. He looks at you as your van speeds back past the facility. Then he turns and goes inside.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:13 No.9784937
    More and more people who may need to die. Especially the pyromantic freak who took a shot at us.

    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:16 No.9784980
    The gauntlet has been thrown.
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 05/13/10(Thu)00:19 No.9785016
    Ignore the flying man with the sword that can cut through anything. I don't think we can take him right now.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)00:21 No.9785044
    He's bounding after you, flinging another stream of fire in your direction. This one goes high, burning off the roof of the van. In the rush of wind, one of the boxes flies out the back of the van.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:22 No.9785063
    Get out, Blood Armor and Whips at the ready.
    Thing to try: Shooting Blood Bullets
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:22 No.9785066

    Shit! Hit the brakes! That stuffs important!
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:23 No.9785074
    just fucking leave!
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:23 No.9785076
    We need to kill that nigger!
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:23 No.9785078
    How fucking fast is this guy? We're speeding away in a van!
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:23 No.9785087
    with our luck that was the box with the gun in it.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:25 No.9785119
    He wants to play with fucking fire? Show him what heat really is.

    Play vulnerable. Tell blood to start leaking onto the ground, like you're wounded.

    Psycho like this guy will probably try to make it hurt up close.

    Then the feeding begins.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:28 No.9785145
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    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)00:29 No.9785157
    He's using ranged attacks, and conventional flamethrowers can hurl fire over 200 ft.

    You hit the brakes, jostling the contents of the van. Leaping out the door, you feel your blood covering your skin.
    "Wait, we're fighting that guy?" Garfield says nervously. "Is this wise?"
    You ignore him, extending your whips. Your blood complies, but it definitely seems cautious about this situation.
    Your opponent grins even broader, rubbing his hands together. He's wearing a ragged, patchy brown leather coat and fingerless gloves. As you approach, he levels an arm in your direction, assuming a mock-kung-fu pose. Without saying a word, he creates two more small spheres of flame in his palms.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:31 No.9785191
    Welp, scratch the "play vulnerable" idea, then. We're gonna fry.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:31 No.9785195
    Swing Whip towards him, try to get the end to fly off and hit him in the face.
    You're probably going to ask for a roll soon, which of course means we're doomed, what with how this quest rolls.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:32 No.9785209
    try shooting him with the .38
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:33 No.9785232
    rolled 7 = 7

    Just to prove you wrong
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:34 No.9785248
    rolled 55 = 55

    What was that?
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:34 No.9785249

    Love this quest.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:34 No.9785250
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    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)00:34 No.9785259
    You draw your .38, then swing one arm in an arcing motion in front of you. While your blood whips towards him, you use your arm to steady your aim and squeeze off two shots.

    >Roll some d100s or something, I don't know. Pray for high numbers.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:35 No.9785263
    rolled 88 = 88

    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:35 No.9785265
    rolled 77 = 77

    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:35 No.9785269
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    Fuck off railroading ass questfags
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:35 No.9785273
    rolled 64 = 64

    rolled before you ask doesn't count, right?
    fucking 7, man.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:36 No.9785280
    rolled 14 = 14

    praying for 2
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:37 No.9785295
    oh well worked last time
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:37 No.9785296
    ha like that matters look at the rolls
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:38 No.9785307
    while we're thinking about it.

    lets tear into a random box, and try out whatever we find on this guy.

    we need a Guinea pig.
    >> Boku !Desu/5iB1Y 05/13/10(Thu)00:40 No.9785346
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    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)00:43 No.9785399
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    Your opponent holds out one hand, the sphere of fire bursting out in a conic flash. Your incoming whip is seared to vapor, and you hear your blood scream in panic. A rippling wave of pain travels back up the tentacle, and you cry out as well.
    He sends the other fiery manifestation in your direction, and you dodge to one side. Your leg, however, is burned by the heat of the air around the blast.
    Your first gunshot catches him in the leg, sending him buckling forward to one knee. "Bitch!" he exclaims through gritted teeth.
    Your second shot goes cleanly through his upper chest, below the shoulder. He coughs as the wind is knocked from his lungs.
    "What's Arkham got with a monster like you...driving their trucks, of all things?" He ponders aloud, flames licking up his arms. He seems unharmed by any of the heat he's conjured so far. You'd expected as much.

    "Oh god, it hurts..." Garfield whines.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:44 No.9785414
    Don't worry Garfield, we got this son of a bitch.
    Now lets whip him, whip him good!
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:45 No.9785436
    he can't be forgiven what ever good guy quest he's on, EAT him. Maybe we will make peace with the angel if he doesn't start shit with us too
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 05/13/10(Thu)00:46 No.9785451
    "They don't have me doing anything. I just felt like giving them a hand before I stab them in the back. Oh, you hurt Garfield. I'll let him feast on you when we are done."
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:46 No.9785457
    "Who said I'm with Arkham?"
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:48 No.9785500
    Just shoot him in the head and then eat him!
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:48 No.9785501
    i'm the monster? I'm The Monster?? IM THE MONSTER?!?!?


    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:49 No.9785504
    "I was grabbing a few "kind donations" from them before I bugged out.

    Til you torched my truck and loot. Dick move, man. Is there any particular reason I shouldn't just let him eat you now?"
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:49 No.9785526
    less talking moar nomming!
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:51 No.9785545
    Dont acre about his excuses just OM NOM NOM
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:51 No.9785549
    THe problem with nomming him is, I don't think it'll work. Garfield eats by charring things to nothing. Hows that gonna work on this guy?

    Mind you, he doesn't know that, so lets just talk a little bit, first.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)00:52 No.9785568
    "Who says I'm with Arkham?" You respond, re-extending your left whip with fresh blood. You fling both tentacles forward Enveloping his arms. He flares up, burning off the blood, but you surge out more, flooding over him. You hear Garfield bubbling as his shimmers with eyes and teeth, devouring the pyromancer's arms.

    >Roll d100 for some SHENANIGANS
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:52 No.9785570
    And I'm pretty sure StonerDM was just hinting to us that it won't work.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:53 No.9785583
    rolled 43 = 43


    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:53 No.9785586
    rolled 89 = 89

    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:53 No.9785587
    rolled 4 = 4

    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:54 No.9785593
    rolled 72 = 72

    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:54 No.9785596
    Oh, well, thats not...terrible, i guess?
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:54 No.9785606
    nothing indeed
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)00:56 No.9785633

    This is going to end badly and you have no one to blame by yourself.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)01:01 No.9785706
    Precog: FAILURE

    You are surging more blood forward when a form dashes across your field of vision. The whips of blood sever and go limp, and the pyromancer burns the rest of the blood on him away, his arms reduced to charred stumps.
    The winged man turns, pointing the rapier at your face. He's still holding that satchel in his other hand.
    "Whelp. Flee now. You may devour a mortal man, but how will you fare against the Prime Shard?"
    He has a proud-looking face, and shoulder length black hair.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:01 No.9785717
    It seems like quest threads...

    Make some people's blood burn.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:02 No.9785728

    "I have no fucking clue what you're talking about. But, okay. Taking my box and leaving. Later."
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)01:02 No.9785729
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    Pic oh so related.

    Try to reason with them. Say that the pyromancer attacked first. We were just trying to get away.
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 05/13/10(Thu)01:03 No.9785740
    I don't like the looks of this guy's sword, or his speed. Lets take the option and leave with our stuff.

    "Hey, he attacked me first, Flyboy!"
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:03 No.9785747
    "Prime whatnow? Whats with the chivalry act? Where were you 30 seconds ago when this guy was trying to firebomb me?!"
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:05 No.9785763
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:05 No.9785765
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:05 No.9785769
    Also, ask garfield if he's alright. I know we don't run out of blood or anything, but still...
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:07 No.9785791
    Book it!
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)01:07 No.9785805
    "Hey, your goon attacked me first!" You say, backing away. He keeps the sword pointed at you.
    "Yes, take your petty physical possessions and begone," he spits. "You cannot stand and face the Cosmic supersentience of the Prime Shard!" he's definitely got a melodramatic streak.
    You pick the box up and put in the back of your fucked-up van, then get in and start driving away.
    The winged man approaches the pyromancer, who is kneeling, looking at his frayed, charred stumps. He places a hand on the red-haired man's shoulder.

    "What a couple of fucking lunatics," Garfield mutters.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:09 No.9785829

    "Seriously. What assholes."
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:10 No.9785843
    "Garfield, you are my blood. Also, you talk to me. Are we really the ones to judge someone else on their sanity?"
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:10 No.9785848
    And they call US crazy.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:10 No.9785858
    "How ya doing? It sounded like he hurt you pretty bad..."
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 05/13/10(Thu)01:12 No.9785876
    "Well, we got what we came for. Now to think of a way to kill angelboy.
    >> Boku !Desu/5iB1Y 05/13/10(Thu)01:15 No.9785913
    Angel is probably just a normal mutant like us just with an insane ego trip. He doesn't seem like the other entity we encountered.

    I actually feel kinda bad. They were probably just like us and out for some revenge. And we just went and burned the guys arms off.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)01:15 No.9785916
    "And they call US crazy..."
    "Are you alright? Ive never heard you really scream...ever," you say.

    "I think so...I've never had part of me destroyed like that before."

    "Well, let's get the hell out of here. We got what we came for," You drive away towards Chicago, intent on finding a more...structurally integral vehicle
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:17 No.9785948
    Look for something nice this time.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:17 No.9785951
    And food for Garfield, he's so hungry, he could eat a horse!
    Or two.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)01:24 No.9786063
    The first real parking lot you find is for a car rental service/bus station. Garfield just ate a pair of arms, so he should be okay, though he's also been drained from the battle.

    You ditch the half-a-van on the edge of the lot, looking around for nearby vehicles.You've never had this wide a selection before...

    >what sort of car are you looking for?
    >> Boku !Desu/5iB1Y 05/13/10(Thu)01:25 No.9786079
    I say let's get something that suits our needs. Like a pickup truck or something.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:26 No.9786097
    Pickup truck with solid cover for the bed. Saves the boxes from the rain and various other projectiles, while not looking very suspicious. Better gas mileage, too.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:27 No.9786121
    Sports car if we can find it.
    Fuck it, lets go for flashy.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:28 No.9786139
    An unlocked one.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)01:30 No.9786162
    You manage to find a pickup truck that would suit your needs perfectly. The problem is, it's locked; you could smash it, but the lot has a few other people and you might attract some attention.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:31 No.9786194
    shimy the lock with garfield
    >> Boku !Desu/5iB1Y 05/13/10(Thu)01:32 No.9786200
    Also, check the crates and check to see what some of this crazy stuff looks like.

    Don't smash the truck. Not worth it. Perhaps a van of some sort?
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:39 No.9786290
    Just throwing this out here guys.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)01:39 No.9786297
    You extrude your blood against the window, urging it downwards. You feel it enter the mechanisms, wriggling about exploratorally. Finally, you hear a satisfying "chunk" and the door unlocks.
    You bring the van closer, taking the time to look inside the boxes as you transfer them to the truck. A couple people have looked your way, but no employees, at least not yet.

    Inside the first box...
    -A Beretta 9mm
    -A brass dagger-style letter-opener, with a swastika as the pommel
    -A yellow Bic lighter with chipped paint.

    In the second box:
    -A lead box. On the box is the picture of a pair of large plastic novelty sunglasses.
    -A sealed plastic bag containing a sealed plastic bag, containing a glass cube containing a tuning fork.

    In the third box-
    Two backpack-style canisters attached to a pair of electrodes.

    In the fourth box-
    An even larger backpack. It looks like the one wielded by Arkham employees against the cosmic horror you encountered in Kansas.
    You load all this shit into the bed of the truck and cover it up.

    Hotwiring is too easy for you by now.

    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:40 No.9786321
    >feeling what our blood feels.
    Well, this can go horribly wrong.
    >> Boku !Desu/5iB1Y 05/13/10(Thu)01:42 No.9786348
    So I guess the next course of action is to meet up with 54?
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:43 No.9786363
    You know, I'm starting to wonder/worry about our skill set. Who were we?
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)01:45 No.9786416
    You dial 54's number as you head towards the highway. Good. The tank's full.

    "Gimme the good news," 54 says as he answers.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:45 No.9786417
    Woohoo punch it.
    Guess we'd better give 54 a ring about everything and see if he's heard about the specifics on the attack.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:46 No.9786432
    A precog with amnesia.
    Garfield exists because of Arkham.
    Which, I guess, since we like the guy, the only good thing they've done for us.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:48 No.9786443
    Good news is we have the stuff.
    Less good news is we have a pyro with no arms, and an Angel with a badass sword pissed at us.
    What would their numbers be, by the way?
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:49 No.9786460
    I know that part. We knew how to pick locks, hotwire cars. Those aren't the kind of skills you pick up in AV club. Well, it depends on the AV club.

    "Good news is in short supply"
    Detail the encounter with the Winged guy and the pyro.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:49 No.9786467
    Also, inquire if he has any info on the pryomancer or the winged faggot.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:54 No.9786534
    "winged faggot"

    Bwahahah, that's perfect!
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)01:56 No.9786561
    You detail your infiltration, escape, and assault.
    "A pyromancer and a fuckin' angel? Let me see what I can dig up."
    "Oh, they got a whole file on this guy. Subject, 27, Cilian Creed. Says they found him creating the "Fire of God" in some pentecostal cult when he was only 14. Some kind of fucked up foster-home religious brainwashing bullshit."
    "The angel, not so much. He's subject 151, all they have for him is a photograph and the name "Ramiel""
    "The sword itself's got a file too...Subject 23, the 'Razor of Heaven'".
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:57 No.9786578
    "The sword. Is a fucking subject?"
    "Any details on 23 then?"
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)01:57 No.9786582
    Prime Shard ringing any bells?
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:00 No.9786621

    Well, the guy is making a fucking ass of himself and threatened our life, so if I'm gonna have to knock him the fuck out at some point, please tell me what that sword can do.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)02:00 No.9786626
    "The sword's blade is described as "removed from physical phenomena" and "spatially static." They don't what it's made of or why it cuts through anything. Apparently when people wielded in testing they began experiencing schizophrenic symptoms; delusions, hallucinations, things like that. Nothing about a 'Prime Shard'"
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:02 No.9786646
    "That explains the crazy. He was calling himself 'the prime shard' must be related crazyness. Any cities being hit between you and me?"
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:03 No.9786659
    >Derp, derp derp derp
    This is what happens when I don't read.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:04 No.9786665
    We should experiment with garfield. Can he control his actions remotely?

    I.E. if we separate a piece of him into, say, a puddle, can he still control that separate piece?
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:07 No.9786721
    Well, that's interesting, but We're pretty fucking far from New England. If we're going to swing by you, we'll need some gas money, think you can take over an ATM on our way?
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)02:08 No.9786734
    "Cleveland has recently declared it's secession from the union. Like, the city of Cleveland. So there's that insanity.
    "The military blockade reaches the Ohio border, so everything past there is relatively safe. You'll just need to figure a way to get past the checkpoints, preferably with all the goods we just acquired."
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:10 No.9786766
    Time to go cross country I think.
    Fuck, times like this I wish I knew your country better.
    USfags, figure out a good route?
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)02:12 No.9786789
    You try to get a piece of one of the whips to detach; it's actually rather difficult. When you do manage, the detached piece wriggles rapidly for several seconds, but quickly turns to normal, drying blood.
    "Could you hook me up at an ATM? Cash is dwindling." You say.
    "Sure thing, how much do you need?"
    "Enough to get me to New England without raising any flags."


    About twenty minutes later, you have $1000 extra dollars in 20s and 50s. You're now driving in Indiana, headed east.
    "How are we going to get past the military?" Garfield asks?
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:15 No.9786830
    Lying, or Sneaking.
    Brute force would be foolish.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:15 No.9786837
    Cleveland ohio...
    and you think miami is bad...
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:16 No.9786842
    "Well, we have a few options off the top of my head.
    One: try and fight our way through. Likely die.
    Two: try to sneak our way through. Likely die.
    Three: Try to go around. End up in Canada. Worse than death."
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:17 No.9786856
    up yours Canada rocks
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:18 No.9786868
    There's always good old lake erie
    with a smaller boat there are a few rivers and canals coming in off the lake, with some skill and some luck we may be too small to be noticed.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:18 No.9786871
    Called a joke buddy. Writing from Canada as we speak.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:18 No.9786872

    We're just tryign to get to New England. If we end up in Canada on THAT little trip, then we kinda deserve a fate worse than death.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:22 No.9786942
    then I'm sorry that I overreacted sometimes it's hard to tell if some one is joking on the internet.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:23 No.9786953
    Is there any cooperation between Arkham and the military on containing / resolving this mess?
    If yes, perhaps we could use our temporal Arkham employeeship to bullshit our way through checkpoints.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)02:24 No.9786968
    Arkham is funded by and, in theory, overlooked by the United States Government.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:24 No.9786977
    There's an idea.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:25 No.9786987
    Bullshit credentials time.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)02:28 No.9787027
    You practice excuses and lines in your head as you drive through Indiana and Ohio. You stop occasionally to refuel; you feed Garfield on 2 dozen Slim Jims and a dead dog on the side of the road.
    You can't remember the last time you bathed; at least you switch clothes fairly often.
    Eventually you approach stop-and-go traffic, leading up to what appears to be a military blockade. Military personnel are taking licenses and checking passports at the gates.
    >> Boku !Desu/5iB1Y 05/13/10(Thu)02:30 No.9787055
    We don't have any kind of valid ID, do we?

    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:30 No.9787057
    "Ah, this is a problem"
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:31 No.9787070
    Loosen up the chest area of our clothing.
    A little cleavage can't hurt our chances of getting through.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:31 No.9787072
    So bulshit creds dont work?!?! FUCK
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:32 No.9787094
    Cross country? Book it on foot?
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)02:33 No.9787104
    You pull up a bit, only a few cars away from one of the checkpoint gates.
    You are wearing a NICE WORK SHIRT. You unbutton two more buttons from the top.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:34 No.9787108
    If they ask about our lack of credentials we could claim to have lost them along our original vehicle in the attack on the facility.
    Is it too late to have 54 whip up some fake orders for us to tansport this stuff in either Arkhams or the militarys records?
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:35 No.9787134
    Call up 54.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)02:39 No.9787175
    "What's up?" 54 asks. He sounds sleepy.
    "They're taking physical credentials. I don't HAVE any."
    "Shit..." he murmurs. You hear papers rustling and the muffled typing on keys.
    "Um...give them your employee date from Arkham. I'm going to try and change the destination of your delivery. Fingers crossed."

    You pull forward slowly. A young man in standard camouflage motions for you to lower you window.
    "Sorry, Ma'am, we need to see at least two forms of personal ID, preferably license and passport. If you have been displaced as a result of any of the government's recognized Pseudonatural Disasters, please pull into one of the specially marked lanes, where you will be search and your person subjected to a background check."
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)02:40 No.9787186
    >where you will be search.
    ...you know what, i'm not sorry.
    >> Boku !Desu/5iB1Y 05/13/10(Thu)02:41 No.9787197
    Give him the employ dates at Ahrkam. Told him you left in a hurry because the facility was under attack.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:42 No.9787206
    "I'm with Arkham, my superior informed me I'd be able to pass through, no problem. "
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)02:49 No.9787317
    He looks at you for a moment. Then he radios back to somebody, standing impatiently while he waits for a response. He rustles through several sheets of paper he's holding. Finally, he gets a response.
    "Yeah, I have an Agent Parigold here, apparently some kind of higher clearance from Arkham?"
    "God damn it!" comes a muffled reply over the walkie talkie. "We have enough problems without their half-baked Indiana Jones bullshit. Yeah...yeah, i got the god damn order right here." 54 works fast.... "Tell whoever that little cocksucker is that he better stay in line, or I'll break my foo-"
    "Roger that, sir. Will do." The soldier says, cutting off the radio and looking at. He forces a smile, waving you onwards.
    >> Boku !Desu/5iB1Y 05/13/10(Thu)02:52 No.9787357

    Now let's keep heading towards 54
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:52 No.9787365
    Call 54

    "I owe you a beer. Nice one."
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:53 No.9787381
    It's good to know technopaths.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)02:55 No.9787407
    54 answers, coughing into the receiver. "Haha, yeah! Not bad for one hand, am I?"
    Elated, you drive onwards. Even Garfield seems at ease; it's been a while since you caught a real break.
    "Head towards Connecticut," 54 says, "I got a nice place up here I bought a long while back. Arkham seized it back when they seized me, but no one's going to bother coming out here. It's useless strategically, and they think I'm dead in Miami."
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:56 No.9787417
    Get the location from him and keep driving.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:58 No.9787449
    He seems surprisingly non-bitter for being so armless.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)02:59 No.9787461
    Yeah, you'd think the guy would be a little more worried about being disarmed.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)03:00 No.9787468
    He gives you a set of directions to a house in Connecticut. "See you when you get here...it'll be good to see another face that isn't a security feed," he says, and hangs up.
    You stop and feed Garfield before entering 54's controlled environment. No sense in risking an accident.
    You push through the night, driving despite your bleary eyes. Finally, you pull into the driveway of the two-story home 54 directed you to.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:01 No.9787480
    Grab the supplies from the back and pile them up on the porch. Slip the pistol in the back of the pants and knock. Chances are, he already knows you're there.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)03:02 No.9787495
    You pile the supplies on the front porch, breathing heavily. It's been a hell of a week for you. You know on the door.

    There's no answer.
    "Huh," Garfield wonders aloud. "Did he lose his legs too?"
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:05 No.9787534
    Go back for the goggles. Pick the door open.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:05 No.9787539
    Goddamn it.

    Does the house even look lived in?
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:07 No.9787568
    >They think I'm dead in Miami

    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:08 No.9787579
    >Pick the door open.
    How about trying the doorhandle first?
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)03:08 No.9787584
    The lawn's a little unmowed, but there's no mail in the box or notices on the door.
    You slip your nightvision on, carefully picking the lock. Thankfully no security alarms go off.
    The interior is a sparse, utilitarian design. A large flatscreen hangs on the wall in the pristine, single-couched living room. The kitchen is full of shiny metal appliances looking unused. There's no sign of 54.
    After several more minutes of searching, you find that the hall closet is actually a stairway leading down to an added basement. There seem to be fluorescent lights turned on at the bottom.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:08 No.9787587
    Door handles are the mindkiller.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:09 No.9787592
    Yknow what? No. Send blood in under the crack to get a look at whats inside.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:10 No.9787604
    ...Head down, use Garfield to peek around the corner.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:12 No.9787628
    Descend slowly, while calling out for Wade.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:13 No.9787650
    Yeah, we have no clue how he may have survived. Something seems very very off here.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:14 No.9787659
    Shit, good point.
    Burn the mother down?
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:15 No.9787677
    Not till we know for sure.

    That is, not till we find 54 and he turns to us with blood-filled hollows where his eyes are, saying "we won't need eyes where WE'RE going."
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)03:17 No.9787704
    You descend the stairs, extending one of your whips. You very gently extend the pseudopod around the corner; you have more control, but still nothing like a fully functional tentacle. You feel Garfield straining to get a look.
    "Oh....oh no..." he says, crestfallen.
    "What?" you ask, peeking around the corner.
    Three flatscreen monitors are displaying a satellite photo of the united states, an Excel spreadsheet/some pdfs, and an open Word document. In front of the computer is a fine-looking leather computer chair, and next to it, an IV tower with a few empty IV bags on it.
    54 is in the chair.
    One of his arms is missing, as is one leg at the thigh and one at the knee. His abdomen is wrapped in gauze and his other arm is in a sling at the elbow. How on earth was he typing?! He is slumped back in the chair, which has spun slightly away from the monitors. His eyes are half-open, and a wireless headset rests around his ears.

    You look at the computer desk. There are several empty syringes, and a few tissues. the tissues are stained a dark rusty red. At last you look at the open word document on the screen.

    "I don't blame you.
    Give them Hell."

    >Going to end it tonight before you lynch me. I'll try to continue tomorrow like I have been, and I'll archive this thread presently.
    >Feedback? Y'all know how this works. Time to give praise and lodge complaints.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:18 No.9787709
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    Yeah, let's lead with the blood.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:19 No.9787720
    You sir, are some kind of genius.
    I fucking love Bloodquest.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:20 No.9787732
    Well, only one thing left to do: break down and cry.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:20 No.9787737
    Kick-ass Cliffhanger Stonerbro.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:21 No.9787747
    Oh, some of the posts were hard to lead off from, didn't really give me much to go with.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:21 No.9787755
    Awesome cliffhanger. Keep up the win man.
    I didn't catch the hints about it but now it's seems so obvious. I wonder what is here he wanted us to see.
    Well looking forward to tomorrow
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:22 No.9787760
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    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)03:22 No.9787766
    You take a few steps back, and sink to your knees, staring into 54's glassy, lidded eyes.
    There's no pressing danger; there's no shadow government beating down your door, no eldritch horror slavering for your frail psyche. You're finally safe, if only for a day. You can finally relax.
    There's no danger. There's just a beaten, broken girl, a talking blood, and a dead man.
    When the tears start, they don't stop for a long time.
    >> Boku !Desu/5iB1Y 05/13/10(Thu)03:24 No.9787791
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    Well fuck.

    Excellent cliff hanger. Way to make my night all depressed though.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)03:24 No.9787793
    Duly noted, man. I'll try to work on that.
    I feel like Garfield has been talking less. I'll try to rectify that as well.
    Sorry if this session was a little...railroad? I try to give you guys freedom of choice as much as possible, but I feel like tonight I didn't have as many options for you to explore.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:25 No.9787803
    And before anyone says it, NO, we are NOT, I repeat NOT going to eat 54 to try and steal his power.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:27 No.9787832
    Dammit! Can't we at least ask Gar if it would work?
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:27 No.9787843
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    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:28 No.9787851
    So, goals updated:

    -Revenge on Arkham
    -Revenge on 13
    -Revenge on Rampant Psychopathic Supers
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:28 No.9787858
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:30 No.9787871
    You forgot the last goal
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:30 No.9787877
    Hell no. The least he deserves is a proper burial.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:32 No.9787894
    We'll be toughing it up after this. No more shit-taking.

    Garfield better be on board.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/13/10(Thu)03:32 No.9787907
    >a death capable of making /tg/ not consider cannibalism for power

    I am very proud of myself.

    archived: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/9781242/

    Also glad I was able to slip subtle clues about 54's failing health in without people calling me out for my foreshadowing.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:45 No.9788094
    That is the first goal.
    >> Anonymous 05/13/10(Thu)03:57 No.9788271
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    Great as always, Stonerbro.

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