Good Morning, Afternoon, and Evening to all Anons from all over the world (Even Africa).As promised, here is the continuation of Chapter 1 of "From Ashes to Gold" in thread 2.You are Xavier Lewis, a doctor from Chicago who witnessed firsthand the fall of civilization, managed to escape with his longtime best friend Peyton and a new friend and Hell's Angels member, Andrew. They managed to load up on guns and ammo, as well as numerous survival and camping equipment. Oh yeah, Xavier also killed in cold blood. Now, Xavier and friends have found a small and relatively unaffected town in Illinois to not only survive, but thrive.
The construction scavenging team returned with quite the bounty, suffice to say. They found Chainlink fence, the posts for it, and plenty of concrete mix. Abraham was ecstatic and ordered them to get to work as soon as they got out of Quarantine, all 8 of them. “I am just being safe” is what he called it, but if we wants more than one team of scavengers to go out, he’ll need to give you more supplies. However, what he wasn’t ecstatic about was how the Food Scavenger team was 5 hours late, then 8 hours, then full 12 hours. Abraham cursed like a sailor at about 5 in the morning, after he realized they weren’t coming back. That leaves us with about 2 weeks of food if everyone has a meal 3 times a day. It certainly isn’t starvation time, but it’s not good to cut it close. You wake up on another beautiful Illinois morning and walk out of the house that has been given to you, Andrew and Peyton, who has been busy working with Peggy to heal the miscellaneous cuts and bruises that have appeared. Of course, that’s also another problem. Your supply of medicine is running out fairly quickly and within the next week you would need to go on a supply run so you have a surplus to go to in case a large medical emergency arises. You don’t have anything to do exactly right now, so you could go talk to Andrew, find the General, explore, or go bring up an issue with Abraham. You also heard that Abraham needs people for some more scouting missions. >Talk to Andrew>Talk to Abraham about an issue/topic>Talk to the General>Talk to someone else>Go on a scouting run>Explore>OtherHere is the last post of the last thread.
>>1521131So are we voting on this again?
>>1521160Yeah, I want to make sure everyone had a chance to.
>>1521163didn't you also say you wanted to vote on some changes ?
>>1521168Yeah, it was basically where you would want the fences put up around town. I'll have those pics up for you guys after this supply run (which I am guessing you all will vote for)
>>1521163Oh, alright.>>1521131>>OtherLet's go on a scouting run in Burlington, then look for the missing Food Scavenger on our way since they're within the same area. >>1515799>>1515767They'll likely be within one of the areas of the anon's food raid plans.
Well it seems like the days of hiding in the town playing doctor are over. You are very low on medicine, and if anything were to happen to the town, you wouldn’t have the medicine to take care of anyone sufficiently. Unfortunately you aren’t the town “leader” so if you want anything done around here, you have to go through Abraham, former gunstore owner and Hells Angel, and now leader of Stronghurst. Abraham is sitting in the shade on a cool Illinois morning, humming to himself. He hears footsteps coming and pulls up another lawn chair next to him. You, of course, sit down in the chair as your dogs are barking. “So Doctor, what brings you here on another beautiful day provided by the god almighty?” He asks leisurely, while stretching out the way a cat would in the sun’s rays >Well the brutal fact is that we are very low on medicine. If we have an accident that consists of more than a sprained ankle or a minor cut, we won’t have the medicine to take care of your citizens. He sits for a moment, before sitting up and taking off his aviator sunglasses. He slowly turns towards you before speaking. “This is a troubling revelation, and I am glad you brought it to my attention before a real accident happened. I suspect you know what I will tell you though. You are the only one here who knows what you need. You’ll have to head the group that scavenges Burlington. I know that’s where the other team went missing, but we NEED this medicine, so go get your group. The General also wants to give two of his soldiers, so that means you go find another person to go with. Also, Doctor, these are not my people, but God’s people.” He answers, before putting on his sunglasses back on and going back to lounging. Well, there’s your answer. Looks like you have to go into the thick of it after all. Abraham did say something about bringing another person with you. The question now is who is going to be the most effective. >Peggy (The Vet)>Peyton>Andrew>Other
>>1521303>andrewi want someone who can handle himself in a combat situation
>>1521303>>15213092nd. Sounds reasonable enough. If we find the Food Scavenger team and it turns out they're zombified, he might be one of the best at putting them down.
>>1521303There was really only one person you could realistically bring on the mission, and it was Andrew. Not just because of his combat experience, but he wouldn’t let the Beast go without him behind the wheel. Unfortunately you haven’t talked to Andrew since you arrived in Stronghurst, so you have no idea where he could be. You check the Grocery Store, and luckily for you, Andrew is there with a clipboard ordering around a few other women. When he sees you, he puts down the clipboard and approaches you. “Ah, there you are mate. It’s good to talk to you finally. It’s been a couple of days, hasn’t it been? Well, what brings you here?” He asks cheerily, if not a bit groggily. You relay him the orders that you received from Abraham. After you finish, he thinks for a few seconds before agreeing and sending you to the Beast so you can clear it out before the mission. As you leave through the door, you can hear Andrew relaying orders, no doubtedly having someone take over his position. You arrive to the Beast, and suffice to say, it is packed full of your shit you took from Chicago. So, what do you keep in and what do you take? >Choose 6 items to stay inside of the Beast. Everything else will be safely stored in the house you, Peyton and Andrew share.https://pastebin.com/dRGKp7zGThat should be the pastebin for the inventory. Tell me if it doesn't work or I fucked up somewhere
>asking anons to pick from their inventory>quest killer
>>1521467WOOOO ITS BACK BABY
>1 1911>3 .45 acp magazines>Crossbow>15 bolts>Hatchet>K-Bar Knife>100ft of rope>Tactical vest>Medkit>And a flashlight if we have one.
>>1521492I did not see 6. Are the ammunition counted separately than the items?
>>1521492Forget the hatchet.
>>1521497Yeah, but I will limit the ammo though, so it would be 5 bolts if you didn't include it in the list, or one pistol magazine. Remember that this is including your main weapon too
>>1521507Oh ok. Our main weapon is the Ar-15 so we've got good range and excellent firepower. Forget the 1911 from my list. Keep the crossbow and 5 bolts. Stealth takedowns best takedowns.
>>1521514If you don't include the ammo for it in the list, then you would only be able to bring 3 magazines/90 bullets, which might be enough ammo for a simple scavenging mission. Or not
>>1521535WHY DO YOU TORMENT ME SO OP.Andrew will likely be loaded for bear however right?
>>1521545Yeah Andrew will have his Aug and a good 5 mags with it
>AR15>Crossbow>K-Bar Knife>100ft of rope>Tactical vest>MedkitCorrect list right?
Rolled 6, 1, 6 = 13 (3d6)test
>>1521603nice digits >writing
You’re going to have to travel light, so you only pick the things that you know you might need in an emergency, like your knife, and especially your medkit. You didn’t bother to pack much ammunition with you, so you hope that there won’t be many things to shoot, but you can never be too sure. Thankfully Andrew brought Ammo, hopefully enough to deal with whatever threat. You remember that the soldiers will also have weapons and ammo. Remembering that has put you on ease, you just pray to whatever god that you don’t get separated. You move all your other supplies to your house, and say goodbye to Abraham and Peyton. Peyton warns you not to get hurt because he won’t heal you. Jesus you hope that’s a joke because you don’t know what the fuck to expect out there. Strangely though, you aren’t as nervous as you thought you would be. As the two soldiers, whose names are McTaviss and Miller, load up into their military truck, which you learned is called a “Deuce and a half”, General Tristus walks over to you as you are about to board the Beast. “Listen son, I’ve never told you about what happened in Chicago, and I think it’s very important when you consider what you’re about to do. I was in charge of the official “defense” of Chicago and I was supposed to keep the peace. What I saw though, only the dead would know peace. The actual[b/] dead, not whatever the hell attacked us in that city. I was in charge of an entire division, that’s 15,000 actual soldiers, not the National Guard. My main Base of Operations was right out of the Sears towers, basically in the heart of Chicago, so I could better coordinate. If I had known what was going to happen, I would have abandoned my post and told all my men to go back to their families. Ah fuck, I’m rambling again.” The General stops to recompose himself before he continues.1/2
“We had the general downtown secured, men on every corner, tanks set up, barricades and the whole nine yards. The gunfire started at about 7 in the morning, and it happened all over the city. The coms were such a fucking mess I had my aides turn them off. I was going to the ground to see what the fuck was really happening. I had heard multiple reports of civilians and soldiers alike being fucking eaten alive. Multiple shots were being pumped into these things and they kept on coming. Obviously I couldn’t believe it, so I had my Gunship take me to our main Base of Operations in the Lower Hutchinson Field. From the air it looked like a fucking battle from World War 2. I mean there was artillery going down in American Streets on American citizens and soldiers alike. I demanded to know what the fuck was going on when I landed and the Base commander just pushed me up to a tower and gave me a scope to look through. What I saw in that city, it fucking haunted me, and it will haunt me to the end of days. I saw a woman take ten shots into her abdomen and go right on and eat one of my boys. A tank shell had blown a child in half and he kept on crawling to take a bite out of some guy. I had ordered a general retreat for all forces in the city. I told them to find whatever vehicle or mode of transportation and get the fuck out. As I lifted away into my Gunship, I saw the Base get overrun and any soldier who had the brains to get out run towards that pier and steal whatever craft they could. It seemed like the entire godforsaken city had come down on that exact spot. When I went back to the Sears Tower, it wasn’t any better. I had my aides destroy whatever equipment they couldn’t carry and escape with their lives. My helicopter pilot must have had the good sense to get out while he could because the last time I saw him, he was flying towards Canada. Well to wrap this shitty story of mine up, I had hitched a ride with a few soldiers who were trying to get out, and we found this place where you fixed them up, for which I will be forever grateful for. Anyway, I didn’t mean to scare you, but it’s important you know what's out there.” And with that, he leaves you dumbfounded and scared shitless. I fucked up the formatting forgive meAlright that's it for tonight. I know it was a little short, but I am fucking exhausted and I didn't want to start the scavenging without a clear head. So I will be back Friday probably, and next week, I will be starting a little earlier at 12 or around there. Thanks for playing
>>1521851>overrun military base>our defenses consist of trucksOh my fucking God, what have we done?
>>1521851So we're headed straight into a massive clusterfuck huh
>>1521882Difference is that the population density of where we are is significantly lower. Chicago has over 3 million people in the area. That means a lot of dead.Burlington, the nearby big city, has around 26,000. We have not only the advantage of knowledge now, but also terrain and preparatory time.
>>1521882GLORIOUS WALL OF TRUCKS IS STRONK
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>1521890And the advantage of dank rolls.
>>1521896Impressive. Hope you didn't just waste that 89
So it starts again in a few hours right?
The quest have comeSO HAVE I
>>1527310>>1527402Yeah it seems like I'm getting out a little earlier so it will start around 2-3
>>1527310>>1527402God (and OP) have abandoned us
Good morning and goodnight to all Anons all over the world (Mostly in the US)To kick off this run, may I have some 1d100's please
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>1527960>1d100I have concerns.
>>1527961Heh. Well don't be afraid to roll, everybody else. The more rolls there are, the sweeter prize it will be
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>1527960nice to see ya op
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>1527960Hi RollinFire Tottin
>>1527961solid 95>>1528013>>1528026double 83NICE
>>1527960Hope I did this right
The two vehicles partaking in this hopefully successful scavenging mission are fueled up (from your liberated gas truck) and loaded up. In the Ram 1500 is Private McTaviss ( Scurvy) and Sergeant Miller. They both carry just the standard issue M4, but if they can kill brown people in a desert, they can probably take care of whatever problem might arise. You and Andrew load up in the almost empty Beast and head for the front gate. You can’t help but get the sense that no one really expects you back, besides your other doctor, the General, and Abraham. At Least you have some cheerleaders. You take the 34 to cross the Mississippi, and to be honest, it looks more like a regular day in bumfuck Illinois, not the end of the world. In fact, the only actual wreckage comes from a “Crystal Springs” water delivery truck and a small sedan. Andrew gets out to see if he can grab anything and he comes back with six 5 gallon water containers. Unfortunately the rest of the water was destroyed in the accident, as well as both driver’s skulls. Andrew said it was a good find and he put them in the back of the Ram. You drive by a high school that looks to have been converted into a makeshift hospital run by the military, and can see a few figures loitering aimlessly in what appears to be their multipurpose sports field. You mentally mark it down as a place that could be worth investigating later. The scavenging party goes offroad in the construction of a new interstate to save time and avoid too much attention. It’s a fucking bumpy ride and you feel the vomit rising up, but you’ve seen worse in the clinic and you keep your pride. After crossing the bridge and navigating around too many cars, you are faced with two choices. >Park across the bridge and walk with the loot bags>Park right across the bridge and walk a shorter distance with the bags>Drive directly to what stores and buildings you need to go to>Other>>1528055Good thing it didn't matter Anon. That's a paddling
>>1528057how much time would we lose if we drive there by car ?
>>1528057>>Drive directly to what stores and buildings you need to go to
>>1528060What do you mean by driving there by car? Using the car for everything would save you the most time, but probably be most dangerous and DEFINITELY the loudest
>>1528067i thought the streets were to crowded to get anywhere by car efficiently>park right acroos the bridge and walk a short distanceis it then
>>1528072Ah. Well you can't really see too far ahead, but the bridge is fairly packed so it is very possible that most of the streets will be clogged. That doesn't mean using the car is impossible though
>>1521851So wait, do we know what counts as a critical hit to these zombies, then?>>1528057>>15280722nd.>>1528078I'm not keen on proving it possible if it means getting into a fight.
>>1528080You could piece it together. All you really know is that shooting them in the stomach doesn't work. I guess you could assume that shooting them in the legs, arms, heart, etc wouldn't work either. I'm sure you guys know where to shoot. It's just convincing the soldiers to go against their training and go for head shots
You make the decision to park the two trucks right across the river at the foot of the bridge and hoof it. While you get some quiet curses from Andrew, the soldiers seem to be fine with walking long-ish distances. Walking from the bridge into the beginning of the “city”, you’re kinda glad you had left the cars. The main streets are clogged up and nothing short of a tank would be able to get past the colossal mess. However, some of the side streets are relatively clear, and could provide an escape route if needed. There is also a pretty bad pileup near the mouth of the bridge on Iowa’s side, but there are plenty of boats and dinghies that could be used to cross the lazily flowing Mississippi river. You also take a mental note of that. The question is to where to go. Thankfully Abraham has highlighted a few medical clinics and one big hospital on the other side of the town. There are plenty of other places to go to if you don’t want medicine. There is a Sheriff's office, many restaurants, a library, too many auto shops, and a Hyvee not too far from the river. The possibilities are only constrained by what's in a town of 25,000 >Go for the medical supplies, no matter how hard>Go for books, there could be valuable knowledge >Go for food, perhaps you’ll find the other team>Go for the sheriff's, muh guns>Other There will be multiple choices because this is a scouting mission, but it is all down to how much you get from each location
wew lad I came back from eating and now it seems as if an actual plague struck
>>1528128Go for the books first, it won't help to have all the materials if we don't have a clue what to do.
>>1528128Go for food>>1528228I forgot the quest would start, but it's late here in europoor lands
>>1528128Go for food. We need to see what happened to those idiots.
>>1528240The quest should start a lot earlier in the future though anon, so you'll have a chance to give your two cents or whatever the equivalent is in Europe
>>1528128Still around OP? I just saw this quest was back up
>>1528257>>1528268Shit fuck I just saw this. Damnit im retarded today
>>1528268Yeah, I'll have to do a better job in the future announcing the quest because it seems some people had no fucking idea I was running
>>1528057not too hard masta'How do you roll on mobile, I've got no email field and this is babbys first time
>>1528293dice+1d100 in the options field
>>1528270Got discord? Open up a server or get a Twitter mi amigo
>>1528307I have discord but I feel like that would take away from the discussion in the thread, so I'll just run with Twitter for now. But hey, the future is the future for a reason so we'll seeOh yeah>FoodWriting
Shit I forgot to ask again, but I need some 1d100's for the condition of the store
>>1528327Hey man I love your quest so as long as its made known when your running so I can get in on this goodness im fine
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>1528338DICE DON'T FAIL ME NOW
>>1528345GODDESS OF THE DICE.... YOU ARE A WHORE
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>1528338>1d100
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>1528342Dice for the cow gods
Rolled 44 (1d100)
You must have got out of Chicago right on time, because holy fuck is this town in ruins. While nothing is really on fire, everything sure is thrashed. Windows are broken into, cars are crashed, telephone poles are down, there is a crashed helicopter in a field, a yacht has beached itself, oh yeah, and there are the living dead walking around. Now while they seem to have poor eyesight, their hearing is fairly good, or they must have some heightened sense, because there have been a few very close calls. From what you can visibly see, there are a few hundred dead on the beachfront, a very urbanized area, and you estimate 3000 for the entire town, after seeing all the actual dead lying about. Fuck, if you’re going to keep going out, you’re going to need to find some away to avoid these assholes, because it took you half an hour to slowly make your way to “Martini’s Grille”. As you came in from the surprisingly abandoned front, the place was pretty much trashed. There must have been some fight in here because there are bodies, blood, and shell casings. Thankfully there are no dead here, as the “bodies” here are nothing more than red skeletons with torn clothing and gore scattered around. The smell is pretty awful too. In the back kitchen, it is pretty much the same deal. The pantries are smashed up, but you do manage to find a good 25 cans of food, which fill up one of the 4 bags you all collectively carry. On the way out, you find a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue label and hope that this will help smooth tensions over with Abraham. On your way to “La Tavola”, which was a “bomb ass” italian restaurant according to Andrew, you find what seems to be the remains of the old scavenging party. They tried to take their truck in and got a good 5 blocks before they hit an overturned truck and ate shit. However, two of the members seem to be very much “alive” and they are coming right at you. You don’t have any melee weapons besides your gun, and neither does any of the other members. Right before you are about to use the butt of your weapon as a bat, you remember your knife. >Use your gun>Use the butt of your weapon>Use your knife>Try to find something on the ground
>>1528426Use our knife,let him get close and ram it right up under his chin into his brain. He wont try to defend himself and will he focused on grabbing us. Question. Are these 28 days later fast Zombies or Walking dead Shufflers
>>1528426>Get knife ready>Look for larger objects on the ground>If not, swipe knee and stab
>>1528435Shufflers. I fucking loathe the idea of "mutant" zombies. Also, can I get some 1d100's to see how well Xavier can shank some guys
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>1528440Pls roll gud
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>1528440BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GODS!!!
>>1528461Ok, Im going to bed as I have fucked this up.
>>1528461>>1528462Bad anon! Your roll is bad and you should feel bad.Jk we still love you anon
>>1528461>>1528451I do work on an average system, so if there are any other Anons out there who want to save this action...
>>1528499Can a third anon roll to salvage this clusterfuck???
Rolled 72 (1d100)
As there are only two, you whip out your knife and get ready to stab the monster (fuck you really need a name for these things) right up from the bottom of the jaw into the brain. As you go to get near it, it lunges at you and lands right on top of you, and your knife falls out of your grasp. You see a metal piece of rebar to your left, and the two soldiers are dealing with the other monster, Andrew is trying to get the thing off of you, but obviously it is a little hard when he doesn’t know what the fuck it’s weaknesses are. “Ah fuck it. I’m already immune to this shit anyway” Andrew quietly says as he tackles it to the the former man to the ground. He has his arms pinned and his legs aren’t going nowhere. It’s prime time for you to get your kill. You pick up your beautiful knife that has served grunts for decades, and you insert the object into the writhing head. Whatever light was left in the man’s pale blue eyes was snuffed out as his groans stopped and his wriggling ceased. The soldiers managed to take care of the other woman, but if it takes this much time and effort to take out just two of these, well you better fucking find an alternative or work on squad tactics. The slow trot to the italian restaurant took a good hour, as hiding from wandering undead and slowly crawling past others takes time. You ponder how fucking faster this would be if you could just bring all the undead into one big horde and take it out. It would certainly save a lot of time. This restaurant is on the same level as the last, but it wasn’t open when the infection really[b/] hit, so other than looting, it looks like a real treat to dine in. Once again you take your team to look into the pantry, and fill another bag up with pasta and sauce. Apparently Miller loves spaghetti, so he volunteers to take the bag. I guess everyone needs something to look forward to, even if it is one meal. This brings you to an impass. You have two bags to fill, and you already have the food you were planning to bring. You can either continue to get food, or go after something a little different. >Muh guns, let's see if the police station has anything>Knowledge is power, and we need to have these books to rebuild civilization>We need to feed these people like how Americans used to eat, more food>Even though we wouldn’t have a lot of room, we need that medicine>Other
>>1528648>it's another "even though QM has formatted correctly before, he fucks it up again
>>1528652We need that medicine. We need to move slowly and carefully. Can any of our group whistle?
>>1528705All 4 of you can. Anyway, I do want to warn that the only places to get medicine are fairly far across town. I'd suggest looking at google maps if possible
>>1528713Well lets hit the sheriffs and get some more guns. Can't go wrong with that plus Theyre guaranteed to have first aid kits and shit also
>>1528648>Even though we wouldn’t have a lot of room, we need that medicineIt was the whole reason for this trip
>>1528743People chose food first. While it is still an option to ditch the food and fill up the bags with nothing but medicine, anons figured that the clinics and pharmacies were too far away. There are still other options though. Maybe somewhere closer to home...
>>1528755That makeshift hospital we passed?Worth investigating imo
>>1528793THIS.OP REMOVE PENIS FROM EAR
Sound the alert. Missing OP. BATTLE STATIONS ANONS. WE ARE ADRIFT IN THE BUMP SEA.
>>1528973Kek. Don't worry anon, I'm waiting for a 3 majority vote for an option, and in the meantime, I am plotting the next phases of the campaign, if you so choose to embark upon the missions. There are some fucking fantastic places I found
Can a third anon vote before I literally explode
>>1528648>>15287933rd. If it's a makeshift hospital, there are likely survivors there. If the food scavenger team wasn't around these parts and are still alive, there's a strong chance they're holed up in that hospital.>>1528713>>1528755If I recall, the QM gives bonuses for more specific or relevant plans, especially ones that refer to its geography for loot spots. Like when Toruc, found Burlington and made the food loot plans.Did we loot from one of the spots mentioned in his plans?
>>1529289I used Toruc's road plans specifically. No one here really knew the level of destruction and how long it takes to get through this destroyed city, so traveling across town on foot was kinda unfeasible, unless you guys REALLY want to go there. It's because of Toruc that there has only been one fight with the undead, instead of waking the whole damn city
So have we agreed to investigate the High School? I think we have, so all I need to know is what we are getting from the town. We have two bags left.
>>1529360Nothing, we need to gtfo and check out the makeshift hospital
>>1529304Toruc is a fucking genius and we should all aspire to be more like him.That being said i don't have the time, desire or autism necessary
>>1529809Good to see you again, Toruc.>>1529304>>1521178>>1515767https://pastebin.com/sgaNjtvqContext for the plans we're referring to. We deviated from the plan to find the Food Scavenger team, now we're potentially looking for them in the makeshift hospital.Food won't be a concern for a while, but medicine will be immediate. If we find other survivor groups at the makeshift hospital, we could set up some trading deals for some surpluses we have.
Go to hospital and trade, they are probably scraped.
Alright it looks like we are scrapping our scavenge mission and investigating the hospital, unless you guys want to hit a place on the way out, like the sheriff's or the library.I'm going to shower and eat, so I'll start writing in a little bit.
>>1530694we definetely need medical supplies, but getting books/knowledge is very important too, however books tend to nood deteriorate that fast so we can get them at a later point
>>1530694thank you and welcome back
>Alright, fuck it guys. Those pharmacies are across town and there is no way we are making it there like this. We’ll have to go back and rethink our strategy, and I might have found a solution to our medical problem. The four of you sneak back to the foot of the bridge, and just as you 4 are about to start walking up the incline, Andrew grabs your shoulder. “Listen man, there was another reason I was supposed to come here. Abraham didn’t just want medicine, he needed books too. Don’t fucking ask me, because I don’t get it, but all I know is that I need to get them. There is a library just a block down, and we can hit it and be done with it. I’ll owe you one man.” He tells you, as he starts to turn back to the town. >Well you aren’t really giving me much of a choice. I’m not leaving you to get fucked and I won’t make you go against Abraham’s wishes. Hey soldiers, take the full bags back to your Ram and wait for us. Andrew and I have some last minute details to clear up, and if we are not back in two hours, take off but leave the Beast, just in case. The two soldiers nod as bags are switched and groups diverge. The soldiers carefully walk back to their truck, as you and andrew basically crawl to the Library. You really hope no one had the bright idea to hit a fucking library in an apocalypse. Thankfully the “Burlington Library” is only about a block away from the turn onto the regular streets, so it takes just 15 minutes to sneak up to the front entrance. Inside the library is dark, and because of it’s size, the light doesn’t fill the inside completely. “Well, this isn’t going to be fun. Let’s just hope that no nerd decided to spend his last day inside of a fucking library, or that no other survivor had the same idea as us.” Andrew says, before opening the door. You grunt in agreement and follow him. Andrew bangs his gun against a wooden bookshelf to see who comes out, but for now, it seems completely quiet. Andrew signals for you two to split up, the only hand signal you really learned, and he heads for a corner of the library. You know what section you’re looking for though, the manuals. You find a good 200 different “For Dummies” books ranging from cooking to firework making. You take out your duffle bag and start filling it up. Such books that you found included Plumbing for Dummies, Home Improvement for Dummies, Building your own home for Dummies, Ham Radio for Dummies, and whatever else looked useful. 1/2
You return to the front after a good 25 minutes and Andrew seems to be just finishing up too, and his bag is bulging even more than yours. What the hell could he have taken? >What the fuck do you got in there? Did you just take all the encyclopedias you could get? “You’ll see back in Stronghurst, so let's just get the fuck out of here before we run into any more problems than we already have.” Andrew hurriedly replies as he heads out the door. For the most part, Andrew is right. You guys had gotten what you wanted, found the old scavenging team, and got some knowledge, a lot could be better, but it could have gone wrong. As the two of you walk across the bridge, just shooting the shit, you see the two soldiers outside of their Ram, waiting for the two of you. When they see you, they get into their truck and start heading back to Stronghurst. You and Andrew load up the two bags of books and head back too. You don’t dare ask what Andrew has in his bag, as he looks pretty pissed off as it is. However, you do manage to peek a look at that High school/Hospital, and from this new angle, it looks fucking infested with undead. The outside isn't too bad, but you can see them pressed against the windows. You think to yourself that if you want to loot that place, you’re going to need to get rid of them somehow. You arrive in Stronghurst without any fanfare surprisingly, but then you see why. In front of the Grocery store are two men and a woman on a cross, seemingly being crucified, and there is a crowd gathered around them. Well fuck. >Find Abraham and see what the hell is going on>Find Peyton and see what the hell is going on>Find the general and see what the hell is going on>Find someone else and see what the hell is going on.
>>1530734Find General, Abraham is probably busy overseeing the crusifixtion or some shit.
Alright, looks like we're going to go see General McRomanlastname
You need to find General Tristus and find out what the fuck is going on here, because you certainly don’t remember anyone being crucified before you left. The General is standing alone outside of the crowd, though looking at the same thing, humans being put on crosses. He sees you approaching and walks over to you. “Do you see what I’m seeing right now? Because what I’m seeing are three people bleeding out on a cross over here! Come over here, I want you to hear something.” The general answers, before pulling you closer to the crowd, and Abraham, who you see on a a truck, speaking to the crowd. “These sinners tried to steal food from us! We offered them a safe place, food to eat, protection from the undead that god had sent down to punish us, and this is how they repay us! I say no! I say that we will not let this be tolerated in this world! God has given me the power and authority to decide the fates of these 3 demons, and I say death! Now let us get back to work to rebuild the world in the image god has given me!” Abraham yells to the crowd, before dismissing them. “You heard that right? He is crucifying three people for stealing an extra loaf of bread to feed themselves. Now listen, I agree that they need to be punished, but for one, crucifying is not the answer, and two, he is talking about how he was given the power by god. I mean what the fuck, doctor? Anyway, don’t bring this conversation up to Abraham, but you know where I stand on this matter.” The General admits, before walking the opposite direction from Abraham. Now what? >Report to Abraham about the scavenging mission>Go find Peyton and see what he knows about this situation>Go get Andrew and see if he knows any background information>Other
>>1530883Report to Abraham. Telling him about the mission would hopefully delay the crucifixion.
>>1530883>go get andrewask him abrahams background and what kind of books he was supposed to get
>>1530892>>1530915Well it seems we have a disagreement here
>>1531077yeah hopefully someone does a tiebreaker
>>1530883>Go get Andrew
>>1530883>>1530892>>15310772nd. How much time do we have before the crucifixion happens?
>>1531198IT'S HAPPENING ANON
Well that sure was shocking, and a little too Jonestown for you, so hopefully Andrew knows a little on what’s been happening. You think for a minute where Andrew would go, if not to Abraham, and decide to check the house you three share. No dice, he wasn’t there. You check the Beast next, and thankfully Andrew is there, in the driver's seat with his head in his hands. He isn’t sobbing thankfully, and he isn’t sleeping, so that’s your cue to knock on the window to get his attention. “Ah fuck me Andrew, you scared the piss out of me. Can’t you see I was trying to just get a few minutes to myself?” Andrew asks, annoyed. >Yeah well I wanted to give it to you, but there is a slight situation that requires our attention. Abraham is crucifying people out in the middle of town right now and claiming that he has a mandate of heaven or some shit. Is there something you should be telling me about Abraham, Andrew? “Well I knew it was only a matter of time, and yes, I should have told you this earlier. When Abraham was really in the Gang, there was a deal that went wrong and Abraham had three slugs in his chest. When I found him, he was up and walking around like it was nothing. When we took him to a veterinarian, the vet said that all three bullets had missed vital organs by less than a centimeter each. A few days later, Abraham came to me and he told me how he had a vision that god had spoken to him. God had said that there was a plague coming to punish humanity, but he had chosen Abraham to lead humanity anew with the teachings of god. A week later he had left the gang, opened the gun shop, and starter hoarding supplies. Now, now we're here and I have no fucking idea what to do.” Andrew explains sadly, before putting his head back into his hands >We need to get rid of him. He's too dangerous to keep alive (Easy)>We should follow him. He's charismatic, intelligent, and capable. If anyone should lead, it would be him (Medium)>We will have to sit on this issue for a little bit, until we are in a better spot>Lets just leave. We’ll take all the supplies we can and just find somewhere else (Medium)>Other
>>1531292>>We need to get rid of him. He's too dangerous to keep alive (Easy)Remove Psycho
>>1531292>we need to get rid of himhes clearly mental and dangerous
>>1531292>>We need to get rid of him. He's too dangerous to keep alive (Easy)>>We will have to sit on this issue for a little bit, until we are in a better spot>OtherWe should try talking to anyone else who knows him, or Abraham himself to see how much he's really drinking his own Kool-Aid. We still need to stop this crucifixion, because that’s just too severe.Seriously, I think he's either got some brain damage from something, or he bought into his own luck as divine providence.
>>1531373>>1531348>>1531305Alright let me see some rolls. The DC is 35
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>1531461
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Rolled 61 (1d100)>>1531461
>Okay Andrew, we obviously can’t let this man keep going the way he has been, or else we’re all going to be walking around in hemp sandals while Abraham fucks our wives because god told him so. I’ll go and talk to Abraham about this, and depending on what he says to me, we’ll look for allies to unite against Abraham, and the General comes to mind. Andrew gives you a faint smile and a nod before going back to sulking. While walking past the truck, you take a quick glance in and find Andrew’s loot bag open and bibles and other religious texts spilling out. A very scary thought occurs to you, that Abraham didn’t want medicine, nor did he want to know what happened to the scavenging team, he wanted these texts. The bastard risked the lives of four men, maybe even 8, just for some fucking bibles and children’s stories about Abraham and god. You walk up over to the largest house in the town, which has two armed guards at the entrance. When you walk up to the front door, they nod at you and open the door for you. Inside the house, it is immaculate and there are three or four maids running around the house, tidying up and being presentable. Abraham walks down the staircase and fixes his eyes to you. “Ah, the doctor is here to see me. God has blessed me with your safe return and he has allowed me to punish those that are not deserving, it is truly a great day. Have you come here to explain the situation in Burlington and the fate of the other scavenging party, or another issue perhaps?” Abraham says, in his silky pastor voice he probably uses on everyone else >Bring up the Scavenging mission first>Bring up his religiousness first
>>1531532can we not just gun him down without warning ? we can explain everything later
>>1531539There are the two armed guards outside the house, you don't have your weapon you, and the people are happy with Abraham's rule for the most part
>>1531560>bring up the scavenging mission firstif he does not step down peacefully, we get the military dudes and fuck upo everyone in our way
>>1531532>bring up the scavenging mission firstDon't want to piss him off while he has the upper hand.
>I guess the first thing I wanted to bring up was the scavenging mission. We did not get any medicine, as the city was completely destroyed and it was crawling with the undead. Instead we got some food, and we filled two bags with books and manuals. Andrew found some bibles and other religious texts, and he had said you asked him to get them specifically? “Ah, thank the lord Andrew managed to get those books. God spoke to me and told me where they were located at, and i had Andrew get them while the rest of the group was supposed to get the medicine.” He explains, though the last part sounds a little disingenuous >Well as I was saying, we also found the other scavenging team. They were all dead and we had to take care of two of the other members, so atleast we have some closure. It does highlight a very important issue, we don’t have much medicine, if any. I didn’t manage to collect any on the trip, but I do think I know where we can find more, there is a High school that was converted to a hospital by the gover- “Stop right there Doctor, I already know about the hospital and I am preparing a team of god’s soldiers to go and cleanse that place from the undead that inhabit it. I want you to work with the General to make sure we can secure the medicine that resides there, so that you can keep my flock healthy.” Abraham gently orders “Was there anything else Doctor?” >Leave the religion subject alone>Press on about the religion subject>Ask a different questionWhat the fuck i think I'm already saged
>>1531697>What the fuck i think I'm already sagedYou are. RIP.
>>1531697>Leave the religion subject aloneBetter ask General first.
>>1531721seconded, we need to plan this carefully
>>1531697>Leave the religion subject alone
Alright I'm going to go eat. You'll be going to talk to the General first, so kinda formulate what you'll want to say to him and how you want to get rid of this megalomaniac.
>>1531831we need to outline a general plan to dispose of abraham quickly and without to much troulbe and divisionwe also need to know whos on our side and whos not
My belly, as well as my mind, are full, so let me get to writing
>No, Abraham, there wasn’t. I’ll go talk to General Tristus about the hospital. With that, Abraham turns around and walks back up his staircase and out of view, and you walk out of the house into the warm Illinois spring sun. You find the General with his 12 men, all running conditioning drills in a field, with the soldiers doing squats in full gear. You walk up to the general and stand beside him as you watch the fatigued soldiers. “Alright ladies, that’s all for today. Remember that we have a big operation tomorrow and I want you all rested and alert, so get to bed early tonight, DISMISSED!” Tristus barked at his men, before turning to you “So, I get it that Abraham briefed you on the plan then?” >Yes general, but there is something else that I want to bring up with you. How do I put this without calling for a coup? I don’t like the direction that Abraham is taking this town and I fear that he has “drunk the koolaid” and won’t listen to reason. That only really leaves us with one option, doesn’t it? “I’ve been thinking the same thing, but we must realize that his inner circle are fanatical to him, and the people aren’t too hateful of him either. There are a couple of ways that we can take this then. We can either kill him and stage a coup, maybe make it look like an accident, and then I will take over, or we can discredit him and make him leave town to never return. I guess we could outright kill him and his inner circle and explain it to the people and hope they don’t tear us to pieces, but that would require some very good speech craft. Or if you have an idea, I’d be willing to hear it.” The General says, expectantly. >Make Abraham’s death look like an accident>Discredit Abraham and drive him out of town>Stage an outright coup and hope the people aren’t too angry>Other
>>1532379>Make Abraham’s death look like an accidentWe have the nutmeg. We should have a bit of flunitrazepam. The two, when combined, can have a lethal reaction in humans. Flunitrazepam is used to help treat fevers. If we can get Abraham to have a fever, or somehow induce fever like symptoms, we can enact the plan, and do so without anyone else being risked in the process.
>>1532398This. A bit of poison goes a long way
>>1532379>Make Abraham’s death look like an accidentUse doctor magic to make him go away.
>>1532379You still with us good buddy
>We’ll have to make it look like an accident. I would rather not have to look over my shoulder for the rest of my life, and I have an idea on how to do it. We have the nutmeg. We should have a bit of flunitrazepam. The two, when combined, can have a lethal reaction in humans. Flunitrazepam is used to help treat fevers. If we can get Abraham to have a fever, or somehow induce fever like symptoms, we can enact the plan, and do so without anyone else being risked in the process. “Well color me impressed Doctor, that is a fucking fantastic piece of knowledge you have. We should have no problem giving Abraham the substance, and after he dies, I’ll be able to come in and run things the way I se- I mean we see them, so we can actually get through this without becoming religious nutjobs.” The General excitedly tells you, “Also don’t forget to be here tomorrow at 06, because that’s when we move on the Hospital to get the necessary supplies.” And with that, he leaves you. It’s only 5 in the evening, so you would have plenty of time to read a book to brush up on some skills, talk to some people to see who is loyal, explore, or you could try to get those people on the crucifix down, but risk angering Abraham. >Read a book>Talk to someone (who?)>See where loyalties lie>See about getting those people down>Other Here is my twitter for any quests I might run in the future, and this one. I would suggest to follow if you are in Europe, or frankly anywhere that is not on 4chan constantly. https://twitter.com/FATGQM
>>1532398Bit suspicious if he gets sick, we treat him, and then he dies.Could havewave it away aspodsibly being due to the zombie virus in us.Supporting the poison route.
>>1532826We need to brush up on our skills. Improve our hand to hand and bladed combat as much as possible. Ask the soldiers if they could train us.Also OP. Can we craft melee weapons? Cause we just need to find a long length of strong wood, whittle it down to shape and mount a Knife Blade in the wood, securing it with layers of Duct tape/Wire/Etc and we have a perfect makeshift spear.
>>1532879>can we craft melee weaponsYour "smithing" is absolute dogshit and it would probably take days and many wasted resources as the skill stands, but with work, and some time devoted to reading up about basic crafting, then sure.
>>1532891Fair enough. Lets just get one of the soldiers to train us in basic Hand to hand and Knife combat for Zed clearing
>>1532826>See where loyalties liethen>Read a bookwe need to know the lay of the land. We need to go back to the library on our next run into Burlington and get Farmer's Almanacs, Atlases, Encyclopedias, and trade books. as for now, we should read books on wilderness survival for the environment we are in.
Looks like a tie between finding loyalties, reading a book, and getting some bayonet training. I'll let it sit overnight and I should be running in 12 hours.
Rolled 10, 88, 72, 54, 44, 78, 29, 69, 67, 14 = 525 (10d100)>>1532826>read a book
>>1533261bayonet training would probably be better as we got rekd by the last zed.
Well it looks like we're going to be getting some knowledge. I'll be running in a little over an hour, so make sure to be here
Alright give me some rolls to see how much we learned from this book. 1d10 this time. The book will be about Geography and the history of Illinois
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>1535524wew
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Rolled 4 (1d10)>>1535524
>>1535524Book tldr; Corn.
Well, you did get all of those books, so it’s only right that you get some use out of them. With the plot to kill Abraham on your mind, and the book just being an “introduction” to Illinois and the many places to see, it have a large impact on you. (+3 to scavenging in Illinois) You surprisingly go to bed easy enough, even though you did create a plot to kill a man and basically start a coup, but it’s probably for the best as you do have big plans in the morning. You wake up at about 5:30 from Andrew nudging you, as he signals you to get up and follow him. You put on your boots, take your AR, and walk over to where a group of about thirty men are standing. The general looks just about ready to speak. “Alright gentlemen, you all know what we are going to do today. We need this medicine for many reasons, and that hospital has the best chance for it. We do know that is is completely crawling with the infected, so we will draw them out into the field where we have set up a firing line, and we will open up on them. If it becomes too much, we will get into our trucks and drive away to come back later. Remember this one rule and you will be fine, AIM FOR THE HEAD.” The General instructs his “army” before walking over to his “Deuce and a Half” truck as men load up in the back. Some in full military outfits while others in regular civilian clothes with a military vest on. You hop into the Beast with Andrew, as the Beast pulls up front to be the lead of the small convoy that has been formed. Apparently some men are supposed to stay behind and hold down the fort while the supplies get transported back, and you can’t help but think you’re going to be one of the ones kept at the hospital to “oversee” the supply requisition. Sometimes being the only doctor sucks. As you are driving and absent mindedly talking to Andrew, you wonder if you should bring up the plan with Andrew. >Tell him about the plan, he will be betrayed if he finds out you don’t trust him>Don’t tell him about the plan, you don’t want any leaks
>>1535634>tell himhe already agrees we need to get rid of abraham, we cant afford to lose such a valuable ally
>>1535634>Tell him about the plan, he will be betrayed if he finds out you don’t trust himHim and Peyton.
>>1535634Tell him about the plan. We need to make sure hes with us.
>Alright Andrew, I figured out a way to get rid of our problem that we have. You might now like it, but I feel as it’s the safest way to get rid of Abraham. You don’t have to have anything to do with it, but I trust you and want you to be in the loop. You go on to quickly tell Andrew about your poisoning plan, as the high school comes into view. “You gotta be fucking kidding me Xavier, I mean what if you fail and this blows up in your face? I guess it doesn’t matter, but still, killing him doesn’t exactly sit well with me. You have my blessing, if that’s what you were looking for, but I don’t want anything to do with it.” Andrew tells you wearily, before pulling into the field in front of the High school. Already, infected are shambling over from the field, and the infected in the building are pressing on the glass and banging on the doors. The three other trucks pull up behind to make a sort of curve, so that the immediate front and sides are protected. As the men piled out from the trucks that were brought, you began to see the plan that the general had created. There were men watching the back in case something snuck up on us, but with the field we were in, it was perfect to have a complete open field to destroy any infected that came into view. Already, weapons were opening up on the few infected that were outside, they were mostly in military outfits and doctor scrubs. While the General had ordered everyone to open up on the heads, accuracy was not the best, especially since some of these men had only picked up a rifle to go hunting. It got to the point where the general ordered everyone to slowly move up, in a sort of “fire and advance” doctrine. Soon the outside was cleared, but inside, the school looked like it was about to give birth to hundreds of infected, if not thousands. General Tristus gave the order and the windows were shot, breaking them, and the undead fell out onto the ground. A few grenades were thrown into the pile of writhing bodies, but more infected kept flowing out of the windows on both the first and second floors. Something has to be done. Inventory: AR15, 6 Magazines, two 5 gallon metal gas cans, 100 ft of rope, knife, Crossbow, 5 bolts, 6 frag grenades, Lighter >How do you deal with the horde of about 100 infected that will be on top of you in 3 minutes? They are all in a very tight clump with some infected being trampled by their own.
>>1535770Find a spot they will be clumped up in (any kind of bottleneck) throw 2 of the gas cans into their mists and shoot the shit out of them. Saturate a rag in gas and throw stuff it in the mouth of the last can and light it before throwing that can into the zombie horde. Instant barbecue
>>1535776Throw 1 of the gas cans. Forgot there were 2.
>>1535776I don't think anyone is going to disagree with you, so lets get some 1d100's to see how this plan can fuck up
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>1535770>>1535809>Find a spot they will be clumped up in (any kind of bottleneck) throw 1 of the gas cans into their mists and shoot the shit out of them. Saturate a rag in gas and throw stuff it in the mouth of the last can and light it before throwing that can into the zombie horde. Instant barbecue
>>1535770>>1535809If we tried making a chokepoint at one of the towers, could we use the rope to escape afterwards or would we be trapped there?
>>1535845The water tower or barn on the bottom-left of the map, or on the roofs of any of the buildings, really. Especially the larger ones.
>>1535853Oh if you guys used the rope to climb on top of the tower? It's always possible, but you don't know how long the infected would stay around, or how it well you guys could get out.
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>1535809ROLLAN FOR EXPLOSION!
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>1535809>>1535857Hm, alright. Burning the fields and running if things go hairy works.
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>1535809BOOM !
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>1535845For teh rescure
If there is one thing that is common with action movies, it’s that if you shoot a gas tank, it will blow up, so why wouldn’t it now? You throw one of the gas containers from the Beast into the air and right at the foot of the horde. You then proceed to score a direct hit and duck, to hide yourself from the explosion, as well as does half the firing line. Unfortunately, there is no explosion and the general tells you all to “get the fuck up you fucking idiots” and to get back to firing into the horde. Not to be dissuaded though, you take the last gas can, rip off a chunk of your shirt, and soak it in gasoline before putting it in the mouth of the container. You do know one thing about explosions though, heat and pressure are never a good combination, unless you’re trying to fuck something. You yell for the line to cease fire, and a they do, you sprint forward and about 30 feet from the horde, you light the cloth and throw it into the horde. You really only remember the next few seconds. There was a very loud explosion, and that you got thrown off of your feet and hit the ground hard. Next, you remembered being drug back to the trucks as a putrid burning smell invaded your nose, and then you passed out again. “Hey, are you fucking dead man? Because we do have to get a move on here” Andrew jokingly asks, before gently slapping your face. >Ah shit my head, what the hell happened? What did I do exactly? Andrew laughs before helping you up and turning you to what used to be the front field of West Central High School. What used to be a green and lush field, is now a charred and black monstrosity with blackened corpses spread out all around it, some still moving, most not. “Well in a way, you kinda did. The horse was destroyed for the most part, and we moved in killing the rest. The general is leading his team to sweep and clear anything else that might have been loitering around, while we watch the perimeter and make sure nothing sneaks up on us.” Andrew explains, as a soldier runs up to the pair of you. “The general has cleared out the hospital and wants you to come and certify the medicine.” The soldier professionally tells you, before turning around and jogging back, probably expecting you two to follow. >Follow him into the horrors of the hospital>Take a look around outside, maybe you missed something>Other
>>1536036Follow the soldier. Keep Knife at the ready
It’s not like you were doing anything important at the moment, and you don’t feel as if you have a concussion, so fuck it, let's go see what medicine was left over. The outside of the School looks fine and dandy, almost normal, besides the military vehicles, but inside was what you imagined hell was like. There were no windows or doors open, so any smell was trapped in here, as well as the heat from the sun, creating a smell worse than the burning corpses outside, much worse. There were bones picked clean, scraps of clothing, rotting, blood, viscera, bullet cases, and things you would rather not think about what they were or where they came from. If someone did survive this, you’re not sure they would come out completely unscathed, but it’s not your job to think about that right now. The soldier leads you to where the General and 4 other soldiers are all taking turns beating down a door that leads into a classroom that you suspect has the bulk of the medical supplies. Finally, one of the bulkier soldiers gives a running start and plows into the door, breaking it off the hinges and both he and the door fly into the room. As the soldier falls down, a shot rings off from the room and the other 3 soldiers rush in with guns drawn, so naturally you follow them in to see what’s the problem. “Lady, put your fucking gun down and be thankful we didn’t blow your fucking head off for almost shooting my boy here” The General orders, while leveling his ivory gripped 1911 at the terrified woman, while she holds her pistol in her shaky hands. This could get really bad really quickly >What do you say to diffuse this very tense situation? Include your roll too (1d100)
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>1536114>We are here to help. Please can you tell us what have happened here?
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>1536114Ma'am were here to help. We can keep you safe. But im gonna need you to drop that gun and calm down okay? Nobody is gonna hurt youTo general- put that fucking gun away you idiot she's hysterical and for all we knew she though we were either Zeds or here to Skin, rape and eat her.
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>1536114"Howdy do Lady, wanna put that gun down?"
>Ma'am we're here to help, and we can keep you safe, but I'm gonna need you to drop that gun and calm down okay? Nobody has plans of hurting you. And Tristus, put that fucking gun away. She's hysterical and for all we knew she thought we were either the undead or here to Skin, rape and eat her, maybe in that order, or maybe not.That seems to do the trick, as both parties lower their weapons and the woman stands up, but still a little shaky. “My name is Dana Anishen, and I do apologize about this situation. I did think that you were looters and I must have seen one too many movies and it kinda got the better of me. Are you the military here to rescue me?” She asks, hopefully. The next few minutes were both equally hard and depressing to get through, as the general described the seeming state of the country, and as you described Burlington, Iowa. At the end, everyone in the room seemed a little more blue than before. “Well I thank you all for the explanation, and I suppose it is only right that I share my story with you. I was a doctor and researcher with the military, and I was flown out to this location to help with the infection. We were getting patients mainly from Burlington, and, because we knew almost nothing about the infection, the infected got out, and everything went to hell. I grabbed my satchel and filled it with as much food as I could grab and ran to this room, as it was the most secure, and that’s why we used it as storage. I ran out of water last night and I knew I had to make a really bad decision, but then I heard gunfire outside, and a very large explosion. That leads us to where we are now.” She explains, with here thick german accent making everything she says somehow a little sadder.
>Well, you weren’t entirely wrong, because we are here for the medicine. We have a town that needs it, Stronghurst, and I saw this place and figured it was a hospital for the infected, I’m just glad we found someone alive in here. Do you want to out and get some fresh air? She gently nods her head and you help her up, walking towards the front door. You notice that she has her eyes closed and she is gripping your arm hard, so that you can guide her out into the crisp morning air. When you two finally get outside, she collapses and gently sobs to herself. You’ve never been explicitly good with women, but you know emotional trauma when you see it. You sit down on the burnt grass and hold her while she sobs into your coat for a good five minutes, before she stops and recomposes herself. You send her to Andrew so she can get into the beast and hopefully get some food., while you go back and see what medicine there was. In the madness of the standoff, you didn’t really see how packed the classroom really was. There are military crates marked with everything from penicillin to Flunitrazepam, just your fucking luck,. You look around for a manifest of some kind, and find a clipboard on top of a crate. The papers confirmed what you previously thought, that this room was full of probably everything you will need for the next year, if the 400 population stays roughly the same. You also learned that this school has some impromptu operating rooms that could handle more “serious” operations. You turn around to tell the General the good news, but he isn’t in the room anymore. In fact, he isn’t in the hallway either. You look around for where the general is, and find him looking out a window into the football field. It turns out that what he's looking at is a Chinook helicopter, a helicopter that has ferried troops and supplies through wars all over the world, and now there’s one in a football field in a high school in the middle of Illinois. “It’s absolutely beautiful Doctor. This helicopter is one of the greatest things the United States ever gave to this sorry planet. I was in one of these in Iraq, and it took 4 RPG shots to the engine and it completed it’s mission and flew back to base. Now while I don’t have a pilot with me, I do have an aircraft mechanic that will make sure it has everything it needs. Anyway, I trust you found the medicine we required then? Then get to loading the supplies onto the trucks before anything terrible happens.” The general dismisses you, before turning back to the window as he watches two of his soldiers looking inside.
The loading takes all day and at the end of it, with Dr. Anishen is asleep in the back of the Beast, and the General having left to go back to Stronghurst, the last of the men pile into their truck and head back, with the Beast taking up the rear. All in all, it was a pretty good day, except for the fact that you’ll have to kill Abraham pretty soon. The drive back into Stronghurst was an actual affair now though, with the entire town, minus the guards, cheering your arrival back, and there is a great feast being held, but you do have other things to do… >Join in the feast, meet people, make allies.>Craft your poison. The sooner Abraham’s dead, the better>Go read another book, nerd.>Go get some bayonet training, so you don’t have another Burlington accident>OtherHoly shit that was long. I apologize but I didn't know where to stop at
>>1536428>join in the feastwe need all support we can get
>>1536428Join the feast. Need to keep a good reputation, or make sure the general does.
>>1536428>Join in the feast, meet people, make allies.
>>1536428Join the feast. Make allies. Make sure everyone knows the general, Andrew and us were responsible for getting the medicine they all needed. Watch Abraham's supporters, observe their actions and how they react with others people
>>1536428Thought you were dead
Alright lets see how well the socializing goes. Give me some rolls
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>1536540>InB4 nat 1
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>1536540
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>1536540Time to find out if we should just have stuck to our books and other nerdy stuff.
https://pastebin.com/9AbbjCjRWell it looks like we had more of a silver tongue than we thought. Also, here is the stat page for our character. The numbers are basically the bonuses to your rolls.
While you aren’t the best at being the center of attention, you certainly give it the college try, and it does actually pay off. You are surrounded by a group of 15-20 people all asking about both Burlington and the Hospital, so you tell the story of how you heroically ran up to the horde and threw your explosive into the crowd, giving your safety for the health of the town. You of course added in some “details” that made the story more interesting, like how the general ran to you to drag you away from whatever infected survived the explosion. You also brought up how you managed to talk down the woman from shooting the unarmed general and how you convinced another doctor to come aboard. By the middle of the night, mostly everyone knows about Xavier Lewis, Doctor and Action hero. You do manage to do some espionage of your own, trying to nudge into Abraham’s private circle group, strangely absent of Abraham himself, who is apparently in his home, planning. The inner circle is composed of 6 men, all from Stronghurst, and all fanatically loyal to Abraham, thinking of him as a prophet. They have spent the night trying to convince people of Abraham’s divine right to rule, and while most don’t fully agree and are just happy to have Abraham in charge, some do accept Abraham’s divine right. This idea is spreading almost like the original infection, and you suspect that it will have the same effects. A silver lining though, is that these six men do not possess any special skills, so if they were to die, it would not be a big blow to this society, they are in charge of important positions though, like the food distribution, supply distribution, the armory, and the vehicle bay, so you would need to quickly replace these positions. At about 9 at night, Abraham comes out of his home and starts to give his speech. “My sons and daughters of god, we have been gifted by the lord with this medicine. It is enough to last us a full year, maybe even more, and our favorite doctor, Xavier Lewis, was critical to securing not only this medicine, but another doctor, to care for our sick. Let us join in prayer to thank the almighty for giving me the power to know how to lead my flock on the right path.” He stops and gets on his knees, while everyone else in the field, save for a few, also do. He mumbles for a half a minute before standing up. “I am sorry I cannot enjoy the festivities, but I have been feeling quite ill, and must return to bed. Goodnight to you, and may god bless you all.” After bowing during the clapping, Abraham returns back into his house, with his guards following. Now would be a good chance to enact the plan, but it would be a little “on the fly”. However, you might not get a good chance to play doctor for Abraham any time soon. >Fuck it, we’ll do it live. Quickly tell the general and go get your poison>Patience is a virtue, we will wait for another chance, however long that might be
>>1536719>fuck it, we'll do it livethe longer we wait the more religious idiots we get
>>1536719POISON TIME GO. >Offer him our expertise, offer him a "anti-inflammatory antiBiotic" to set him right as rain so he can lead his flock. He already said he felt ill. If he drops dead, we can just say he had a sudden onset of something
>>1536719>Fuck it, we’ll do it live.
You excuse yourself from the crowd that has gathered, and go find the general. You find him sitting around a fire, talking to his soldiers about some war story from Iraq or Iran or wherever the fuck he was. You give him quick nod and he gets what you were signalling at right away. He gets his soldiers and tells the civilians that were also there that they had to run drills in the morning, so it was an early night for them. You never heard the tail end of that conversation because you were already halfway to the clinic. The guard there wordlessly unlocks the door and lets you in. You run straight towards the storage closet and grab the necessary material, and thankfully you had already stashed the needed supplies, and all it took was a little mixing and 5 minutes of concentration. You think you fucked up the mixture by putting too much Flunitrazepam in, but it’s better to have too much than too little. As you gather up other miscellaneous supplies to make your doctor bag look less suspicious, it starts to rain, hard. >I guess the party’s over, in more ways than one. You chuckle at your little remark you made to yourself as you head over to Abraham’s house. Already, everyone has the food and drinks packed, and the fires are put out by the rain, but the lightning gives short bursts of light a couple of times a minute. You can’t help but notice how this thunderstorm really has set the mood for what you’re about to do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o--bLEobBFY You reach Abraham’s house, and the guard asks what you’re doing here. You explain how you have come to make sure Abraham is healthy, so he can continue to lead his flock. Because you’re a doctor, and Abraham is sick, you have no problem getting into the house. Inside, the candles are out, and it is dead quiet, besides the thunder outside, and the light from the lightning flooding the house. You slowly make your way upstairs, steeling yourself for what you’re about to do. You reach his bedroom door, which is shut, and you rap your knuckles against the door three times, and wait. The waiting, while seeming like minutes, was probably only a couple of seconds, before you heard a raspy voice beckon you in. “Ah, Doctor, I was going to send for you in the morning, but it seems that God has other plans, and sent you tonight. Come over to me and tell me what’s wrong then.” He says quietly, as he sits up and makes room on his bed for youYou make up some medical terms that sound fancy enough, before injecting Abraham in the arm with your deadly concoction. Just as if this was all planned, which it was, the General comes bursting into the room.
“General? What a surprise, our meeting about your takeover of the guards wasn’t until tomorrow morning. As you can tell, I am quite ill, so I’ll have to ask you to wait until tomorrow, when I should be feeling much better.” Abraham says weakly, before sinking into his bed. “No you fucking nut, I came here to rub it into your face. If you take a look outside, you’ll see a standoff, my soldiers versus your fanatics. There will be a winner tonight, and it won’t be you.” The general says smugly, before motioning at the window. He wasn’t lying, as there seemed to be a standoff outside, with Abraham’s loyalists aimed directly at the General’s loyalists. It is dark, rainy, and in the middle of a severe thunderstorm, and you know for a fact that the biggest choice of your life is coming up. Just as you turn back to the General, Andrew comes into the room with your 1911 in hand. This is turning into a real clusterfuck. “Listen Xavier, I was thinking about this whole situation, and I wanted you to know that I am with you 100%. You saved my life back in Chicago, and I am here to see this out with you.” Andrew says, soaking wet and shivering “You fucking traitors! I let you know about this town, I gave you safety, food, medicine, and the blessing of god, and this is how you repay me? If I die tonight, know that you all will be going to hell, and I will be laughing from the pearly gates. You will burn for eternity!” Abraham spits at you, the venom in his voice almost palpable “You were going to ruin this chance at society, you and your theocracy. Humanity will survive under me, and under my iron fist, there will be only strength and resilience in my new empire. I will do what you have failed to do and I will restore this new country into my vision, even if it takes my great grandson to do it!” Tristus basically spits that last part at Abraham, the man no longer breathing. “I think it’s over Xavier, let me check his pulse and we’ll be done with it” As the general reaches down to check the neck of the dead man lying in bed, Abraham’s eyes fly open and he lunges at the general. “OH WHAT THE FUCK XAVIER? WHAT DID YOU JUST DO TO HIM? GET THIS FUCK OFF OF ME!” The general commands, while he grapples with Abraham. Andrew is leveling his gun at the two, but has not shot yet. >No Gods, No Masters, General. Andrew, shoot these two.>All Hail the Chief. Andrew, put a bullet in Abraham’s head
>>1536988>All Hail the Chief. Andrew, put a bullet in Abraham’s headWe are a Doctor, not a leader. Fuck having to worry every second someone is going to overthrow us. Let's play strings from the shadows. We got a comfy alliance now.
>>1536988General, we can't make an empire, we can't rule with an iron fist. This world no longer works by the same laws.We have to move forward, together, with trust in each and everyone. Will you help with that?
>>1536988Hail to the chief. Military dictatorship is better than fanatic theocracy
>>1536988Hail to the cheifFor now at least
I should specify if any of you didn't get it, the first option is you taking complete control.
>>1537210Its not like we can't murder him in the future.
>>1537238Yeah that was pretty apparent. We probably shouldn't take complete control yet. The general is an experienced leader, he knows military strategy and is obviously intelligent. All we need to do is stay on his good side and well be golden.If he gets too crazy we can just murder his ass and have Andrew take over with us pulling the strings from the shadows.
>General, we can’t rule with an Iron fist, this isn’t the old world. We have to be fair and trust each other. “ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW XAVIER? FIRST OF ALL, THAT’S AN ARGUMENT FOR ANOTHER DAY, SECONDLY, GET THIS THING OFF OF ME!” The general screams, in the same commanding tone he has always had, with a pinch of fear. >Hail to the chief, General. Andrew, kill Abraham and make sure he is burned. I have some business to take care of. You walk out of the room and hear a single gunshot, and a thud. You walk out of the front door and into the howling rain, where you still have to defuse the situation in front of you. >Talk it out, convince the loyalists to lay down their weapons, as it's hopeless (Hard DC 80)>Let them kill each other. It isn’t any dust off of your shoulder.
>>1537395>Let them kill each other. It isn’t any dust off of your shoulder.Fuck trying to speak down a bunch of fanatics.
>>1537395>>Talk it out, convince the loyalists to lay down their weapons, as it's hopeless (Hard DC 80)How many loyalists would we get if we succeeded? How fanatical are they?
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>1537395Try to talk it out. We have a silvertongue bonus right?"People! People! Hear me! This violence is pointless! Return to your homes! Whats done is done and more killing won't solve anything! There is a peaceful solution here for those willing to look for it. Please. Lay down your arms. Think of your families. What will they do without you? Who will protect them?"Inb4 nat 1
Come onnn somebody roll a 81
>>1537464 I thought so
>>1537430If you succeed, they all stand down.
>>1537471Woops.">>1537395>>1537459Wait, are we supposed to roll with our vote?"Was my earlier post.>>1537474Neat.
>>1537478I'll have everyone roll once I decide a specific vote has won.
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>1537459Come on people, we are already surrounded by Death! Do you wish to invite it in and create it yourself?!
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>1537395
Alright, it looks like we are trying to put some charm on these fanatics. Give me some rolls, and I'll add a 5 bonus if you include what you want said, like >>1537520
>>1537524>>1537520>>1537459Also, be thankful I didn't ask for rolls yet so you've been saved by divine intervention
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>1537642thx qm>>>>1537554>Give me some rolls, and I'll add a 5 bonus if you include what you want said, like >>1537520>>1537520>>1537459Supporting these dialogues. Obviously more murder isn't going to solve the problem.Is this good enough?
>>1537659>Is this good enough?Well the roll sure isn't good enough. Two more rolls to go to see if we get it
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>1537642
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>1537659Also supporting this dialogue, here's hoping this roll is better
>>1537770MY KEKS SHALL RIDE ETERNAL.SHINY AND CHROME
>>1537770>>1537789Someday, Xavier will learn of his true savior.
>>1537770Time for reaction photos!
>>1537770OH SHIT NIGGER
>>1537812Mfw that godly roll
The zenith of this standoff is approaching, and you are the force that will end this. >HEAR MY VOICE! YOUR FALSE PROPHET IS DEAD AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO NOW! RETURN TO YOUR HOMES! RETURN TO YOUR FAMILIES! THIS MATTER IS FINISHED! Whether it’s something you said, your tone, the foreboding weather, or what they think happened in that bedroom, the fanatics put down their weapons, and walked off, numbly. The general walked out soon after and took a look around. “Well Doctor, I don’t know how you did it, but you resolved this as peacefully as possible. I’ll be up all night to make sure I don’t have an angry crowd at my throats, but the zombified Abraham certainly will help my case. It was a pretty smart idea injecting him with the virus though, Doctor. Anyway, go get a good night's rest, because these next few days are going to be packed. Alright boys, pick up these weapons and make sure no other surprises are in store tonight.” The general ordered tiredly, already getting to work in his administrative role. You and Andrew walk to your house, in silence, as the soft rain pelt your bodies. While this would be the highlight of anyone’s life, you feel like you’re just getting started. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtPK0gRdFgI END OF CHAPTER 1 Thank you all for another successful thread! I am glad that with the schedule changes, you all have still stuck by. I am going to plug my twitter so if you have one, you will know when I am running, but otherwise, I announce in qtg and I will announce in this old thread. Remember that this is just the beginning, and we have many hijinx with the general coming up, so look for that Monday, I think. https://twitter.com/FATGQM
>>1537858Nice, thanks for the ride so far.