Boise.   Posted by The Marshall.Group: 0
The Marshall
 GM, 1095 posts
 aka "helbent4"
 aka Tony
Tue 1 May 2012
at 10:24
Boise
Thursday 12 May 2094
1230 Hours
Partly Cloudy

Entering Boise, Idaho


"Simon's Rock" was a small colony that used to be called "Near Boise". It was located not too far outside the Ghost Storm over Boise's downtown area.

Simon's Rock was the last stop for traders and caravans who didn't want to go further into the Ghost Storm itself. It was also a waypoint a steady stream of pilgrims, petitioners, Companions, Knights and Squires passing through the storm wall.

Their instructions, however, were to pass through the wall and into Boise itself. There, they could drop off the three Templar swords at the Hall of Heroes: Arthur's, Chance's Crusader sword, and the remains of Michaela's broken katana (although she had been a Squire and not a full-fledged Templar).

Since the Templars moved in and rebuilt the Temple (an old Freemason's hall in the downtown) the storm had weakened but not dissipated. No one had seen such a storm go away and people agreed if it was going to happen it would happen here, but not yet. Like all other storm walls, greenish-black storm wall was still shot through with whitish streaks that some said were the souls of the damned. The storm wall was obviously weaker but it still hurt to pass through.
Roadkill
 player, 401 posts
 Road Warrior
 former Road Ganger
Wed 2 May 2012
at 03:01
Re: Boise
In reply to The Marshall (msg #1):

The truck goes through the wall, knocking Roadkill about. He falls back into his seat with the feeling of having a heart attack.
"You... *weeze* drive.... fridge"
Jane Guin
 player, 128 posts
 Renegade Black Hat
 Former USAF Pilot
Wed 2 May 2012
at 03:16
Re: Boise
The Marshall:
Thursday 12 May 2094
1230 Hours
Partly Cloudy

Entering Boise, Idaho

The storm wall was obviously weaker but it still hurt to pass through.


Saying that it hurt going through the storm wall was unlike anything Jane had felt before.  It was similar to when she crashed but during the crash she had a few seconds to tell herself that she was going to crash.  This was...this was...the same yet different.  Jane felt that somebody had reached in and turned her inside out.  That somebody wanted to use her guts for a violin string and was just playing her like that fiddle.  That was all she felt in an instant for the next instant she was crying out Peter's name as fell backwards in the truck and passed out.
Sgt. Ian Sullivan
 Player, 30 posts
 RCMP
 GRC
Wed 2 May 2012
at 04:10
Re: Boise
In reply to Roadkill (msg #2):

Ian sees Roadkill in distress and he knows that the rig has an auto pilot so is not so concerned that they will crash.

Ian calls over the radio, "Something just happened to Roadkill.  Rowan, we might need your help over here."

Off the radio he says:
"Gilles find a place to stop and inform me."

Ian does a quick physical assignment of Roadkill to see if there is anything that he can do until Rowan can get here.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:36, Thu 03 May 2012.

Rowan Dawson
 player, 564 posts
 Medic
 Story-Teller
Wed 2 May 2012
at 05:16
Re: Boise
Sgt. Ian Sullivan:
In reply to Roadkill (msg #2):

Ian sees Roadkill in distress and he knows that the rig has an auto pilot so is not so concerned that they will crash.

Ian calls over the radio, "Something just happened to Roadkill.  Rowan, we might need your help over here."

Off the radio he says:
"Gilles find a place to stop and inform me."

Ian does a quick physical assignment of Roadkill to see if there is anything that he can do until Rowan can get here.


As Jane keels over Rowan turns to help her, kneeling and starting treatment
hearing the call she replies
"Be with you as soon as I have treated Jane, she took it bad coming through the wall"
Smoker Nix
 player, 236 posts
 Scavenger & Tech
 Truck Crew
Wed 2 May 2012
at 07:26
Re: Boise
Huddled on his perch, Smoker just hopes everyone else is OK.
Tech. Sgt. Airen Crichton
 player, 68 posts
 U.S.M.C. 1st Battlion
 Staff wieldin Techno-Mage
Wed 2 May 2012
at 14:23
Re: Boise
Airen remembers seeing the Ghost Storm form over Dodge City. That wasn't a memory that he enjoyed in any way. Now he was passing through one. Airen braced himself for the worst and it was even worse then he ever imagined.
Jane Guin
 player, 129 posts
 Renegade Black Hat
 Former USAF Pilot
Thu 3 May 2012
at 15:51
Re: Boise
Jane found herself floating in space and, surprisingly enough, devoid of pain.  She hoped that the pain would return but also knew that if it did it would return with a vengeance.  She still wasn't entirely sure what had happened but hoped she'd be around enough to find out.

As she looked around she noticed a dim buildings in the background and gasped.  At least she thought she gasped.  No sound came out but she felt like she gasped.  She thought she saw the homestead that had taken her in.  She was sure of it and when she saw people moving around she was possitive.  Wait a minute.  They were carrying a body.  Somehow Jane knew that it was her body even though she couldn't see any faces.

She hoped that she would now be able to find out what had really happened to them and she felt herself float towards them.  She was just getting to where the outlines and shapes were taking better form when she felt a jerk.  Her body seemed to pull back from there and she screamed in frustration.  Her silent scream didn't do any good as she felt herself start to settle back down this time with pain.

There is was.  Positive proof that she wasn't dead...for now.  The pain was like a sharp knife going through her but she it meant that her nerve endings were fired up and working.  She still couldn't move but she was alive.  She just hoped this time the end results were better and her current traveling companions would live so she could thank the
Roadkill
 player, 404 posts
 Road Warrior
 former Road Ganger
Thu 3 May 2012
at 16:16
Re: Boise
Sgt. Ian Sullivan:
In reply to Roadkill (msg #2):

Ian sees Roadkill in distress and he knows that the rig has an auto pilot so is not so concerned that they will crash.

Ian calls over the radio, "Something just happened to Roadkill.  Rowan, we might need your help over here."

Off the radio he says:
"Gilles find a place to stop and inform me."

Ian does a quick physical assignment of Roadkill to see if there is anything that he can do until Rowan can get here.



*cough*
"Knock me out or give me a shot of something!" *pain hits him again*
"Smoke! Cigar! Drink!!!!"

He grabs Ian

"how can i make this smokers fault"

Blaming smoker for everything has always been a pass time of Roadkills and makes everything seem... somewhat better. A smile comes over his face. *cough*
Smoker Nix
 player, 237 posts
 Scavenger & Tech
 Truck Crew
Thu 3 May 2012
at 16:28
Re: Boise
"Everything OK down there? Roadkill?"

Smoker was getting worried. He wasn't quite sure just what was going on, but the rig on autopilot just didn't feel the same as when 'Kill was driving it himself. And he wouldn't be using the auto here. Not close to a township and with all this swirling.. stuff. Devil-wind. Demons. Whatever.
Tech. Sgt. Airen Crichton
 player, 69 posts
 U.S.M.C. 1st Battlion
 Staff wieldin Techno-Mage
Thu 3 May 2012
at 18:15
Re: Boise
Airen noticed Giles take over. Not alarmed at first, but after Smoker started to yell down to Roadkill. Airen contacts Peter to let him know that we may have a problem. After that Airen carefully climbs down to the cab and sticks his head in the gunnery port. "Giles hey do you mind slowly pulling over so we can deal with Roadkill's issues when it is safe of course and we can get more or less out of the way and get going fairly easily. Thanks and I will do a couple of checks on your hard ware I that is okay. Just to make sure the mountings are still stable. Been on my mind since we rammed the Black Hat SUV back aways. Thanks a bunch."
Sgt. Ian Sullivan
 Player, 32 posts
 RCMP
 GRC
Thu 3 May 2012
at 18:35
Re: Boise
Roadkill:
*cough*
"Knock me out or give me a shot of something!" *pain hits him again*
"Smoke! Cigar! Drink!!!!"

He grabs Ian

"how can i make this smokers fault"

Blaming smoker for everything has always been a pass time of Roadkills and makes everything seem... somewhat better. A smile comes over his face. *cough*


Ian is not sure why Roadkill wants to blame Smoker for this but he helps Roadkill over to his seat and he jumps in to the drivers seat and finds a quick place to stop the rig so that Rowan can get over to help.

He calls up to Smoker, "Looks like the storm really hit Roadkill hard.  I think we might need to do a check on everyone else to see who else got the hit by this storm"

Ian does a quick check over Gilles to see what the AI has found for a parking spot.
Smoker Nix
 player, 238 posts
 Scavenger & Tech
 Truck Crew
Thu 3 May 2012
at 18:45
Re: Boise
"I had better check the rig out... these demons may have affected more than people..."

Smoker scrambles down and starts his usual routine maintenance checks.
Gilles the Driver Bot
 NPC, 6 posts
 AI Autopilot
 Junker Built
Fri 4 May 2012
at 10:19
Re: Boise
Sgt. Ian Sullivan:
Off the radio he says:
"Gilles find a place to stop and inform me."


"D'accord, Sergeant."

Control of the rig passed to the autopilot. They were on a rubble-strewn boulevard on the outskirts of Boise that had a lane cleared for transit. They made it another block before there was room for Gilles to pull all the vehicles over.