Baphomet!   Posted by The Marshall.Group: 0
Peter Firecrow
 player, 738 posts
 Not that kind of Indian
 Wanna buy a gun?
Thu 16 Jun 2016
at 16:15
Re: Baphomet!
Peter stepped back, well actually more staggered back, a few steps until his back connected with the wall near the door. He stared down at Simon's body for a moment before bowing his head. He hadn't want this. Simon hadn't been a perfect man, but he'd been a fairly good man, especially for the relatively shitty place that the world was these days. He stayed quiet for the moment, took a deep breath and glanced back in to the hallway to make sure nothing else was coming to fuck with them.
Rowan Dawson
 player, 1267 posts
 Medic
 Story-Teller
Thu 16 Jun 2016
at 17:57
Re: Baphomet!
Jason Sinclair:
"Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. Simon has passed and a shining beacon of hope is now gone. Goodbye sir and I hope you understand the need for this next thing. May the Martyrs guide you to peace." Jason steps over to the former leader of the Template and does what any Texas Ranger would. He cuts off the head using Tizona. "I had to be certain Simon. I am truly sorry."

Rowan kneels there in prayer her hand sketching the signs of balance and peace over her friends corpse.
Standing she looks at the group. "For as long as we all live please can we agree that Simon fell in combat with the demon that had returned.".
"Above ones know we need the Templars and what they stand for".
"I would not have his name disgraced or the Templars bought down"

Jason Sinclair
 player, 371 posts
 Texas Ranger
 Templar
Thu 16 Jun 2016
at 18:03
Re: Baphomet!
"No mention of which demon. If word gets out that Baphomet survived to possess Simon the Templars would be done." If Jason could be more grim you doubt it.
Rowan Dawson
 player, 1268 posts
 Medic
 Story-Teller
Thu 16 Jun 2016
at 18:05
Re: Baphomet!
Jason Sinclair:
"No mention of which demon. If word gets out that Baphomet survived to possess Simon the Templars would be done." If Jason could be more grim you doubt it.

Rowan smiles "as far as I am concerned he died leading us in a fight against a summoned demon is that not what happened my friends"
COL Kurt L. Schaeffer
 NPC, 466 posts
 Fernspaeher
 Ranger
Sun 19 Jun 2016
at 04:13
Re: Baphomet!
In reply to Rowan Dawson (msg # 51):

Continuing his compressions on Knapp's chest, Schaeffer looked up.

"Rowan! Move over here and help me with her. She's gone into cardiac arrest!"
The Marshall
 GM, 2361 posts
 aka "helbent4"
 aka Tony
Sun 19 Jun 2016
at 04:49
Re: Baphomet!
Nothing dramatic happened when Jason removed the head with Tizona, Simon's sword. But somehow you get the feeling that the demon was truly dead.

They were left in an underground chamber perhaps a hundred metres or more underground. There were upwards of 50-60 dead lying around. About half, maybe a little less, were Combine infiltrators decapitated by the triggering of their headbanger chips. The rest were unchipped mercenaries dead at each others' hands/guns/grenades, or under the guns of the now-headless drone. The "combat drone" wasn't a robot but a heavily armoured cyborged man (woman?) equipped with a chainsword and M120 minigun. The second automaton had exploded when it took enough damage to deactivate it.

The chamber smelled of death and scorched meat. Most of the lights were blown out.
Increase Trask
 player, 87 posts
 Robo Hunter
Sun 19 Jun 2016
at 05:21
Re: Baphomet!

Trask secured the exits, checking on the door that he thought the enemy were preparing to use. When that was done he would begin to search the dead and make sure they were in fact dead.

He looks over the two automaton and then the sphere that the rocket took out, again making sure they were down for good.
Rowan Dawson
 player, 1269 posts
 Medic
 Story-Teller
Sun 19 Jun 2016
at 08:18
Re: Baphomet!
In reply to COL Kurt L. Schaeffer (msg # 52):

Rowan moves quickly to help.
Kneeling and using her medical training to bring Knapp back.
Peter Firecrow
 player, 739 posts
 Not that kind of Indian
 Wanna buy a gun?
Sun 19 Jun 2016
at 14:32
Re: Baphomet!
Peter just stood there for a moment and then let out a heavy sigh. He watched Trask moving to secure the exits and nodded. He glanced at Rowan helping Schaeffer with downed Knapp. He frowned and hoped she'd be okay, but knew better than to get in the way. He didn't have any medical or first aid training.

He surveyed the room for a moment and then began to gather up what was worth money or what was salvageable.
Jane Guin
 player, 716 posts
 Renegade Black Hat
 Former USAF Pilot
Sun 19 Jun 2016
at 14:52
Re: Baphomet!
In reply to Peter Firecrow (msg # 56):

Jane let Peter and Increase do the scavaging.  It was a gruesome business that they were in and in doing it they had to buy equipment and such.  Jane still covered Knapp with her weapon just in case.  Weird things had happened before and she didn't want her friends to die just because somebody wasn't watching.
Smoker Nix
 player, 830 posts
 Scavenger & Tech
 Truck Crew
Sun 19 Jun 2016
at 17:56
Re: Baphomet!
Smoker limped over to join in the scavenging.
Vundra
 player, 243 posts
 Junker
Sun 19 Jun 2016
at 19:32
Re: Baphomet!
With the initial shock wearing of, Vundra heads toward what look to be a workshop area and try find if he can pick up bit and pieces for his invention. He start searching for any electrical or chemical parts he can use for his junker mojo.
Jason Sinclair
 player, 372 posts
 Texas Ranger
 Templar
Mon 20 Jun 2016
at 06:28
Re: Baphomet!
Jason quietly goes about the business of prepping Simon's body for transport. He finds a relatively clean sheet or blanket to use as a burial shroud. He pauses for a moment. "Do I have a right to the Saint's blessing. I helped kill Simon. I know it was his wish to end the demon, but still." He prays that Rowan is successful as he finishes his duty to a hope tarnished.
The Marshall
 GM, 2363 posts
 aka "helbent4"
 aka Tony
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 06:25
Re: Baphomet!
In reply to Jason Sinclair (msg # 60):

Somehow Jason knew the demon was dead, that it had left Simon. And they had left Simon's reputation intact. Rowan and Schaeffer worked on his friend. She had suffered a heart attack at the demon revealing itself. Perhaps unlike the posse she just couldn't believe in the supernatural nature of what they faced, despite Schaeffer's warning.

The chamber was packed with supplies and weapons. Much of it was Combine issue and therefore booby-trapped. Only Jane could handle this equipment safely due to her Headbanger chip. In fact, its signal was probably the only thing keeping it all from going off, if the fail-safe had been tripped by the Combine infiltrator commander, Phelps, before he died. There were thousands of rounds of ammunition in all different calibres, Combine, SATO and NATO. Grenades, body armour, the works. D-21 Assault rifles and SMGs taken from the Junkyard militia, Junkyard militia uniforms, helmets and webbing. Combine weapons like Damnation rifles,

Trask secured the hatch behind them. As well, he checked the front passage. As expected it was heavily booby-trapped. It would collapse the entire area if it went off. The one automaton was destroyed by its own fail-safe charge intended to prevent capture. The two cyborgs were in rough shape. Phelps had blown his head off using his headbanger chip, like he did with his Combine troops. The other cyborg, the Soviet combat drone had taken an AT rocket to the head. The 7.62mm minigun mounted on its shoulder in an armoured pod seemed salvageable.
Smoker Nix
 player, 831 posts
 Scavenger & Tech
 Truck Crew
Tue 21 Jun 2016
at 09:10
Re: Baphomet!
Smoker kept well clear of the Combine stuff. He'd almost lost his life to some boobytrapped kit, the limp was a premanent remminder.
The Marshall
 GM, 2364 posts
 aka "helbent4"
 aka Tony
Fri 24 Jun 2016
at 18:53
Re: Baphomet!
In reply to Smoker Nix (msg # 62):

Using her paramedic bag, Rowan was able to get Knapp stabilised. Fortunately her heart had not stopped (which would be instantly and irreversible) but instead was fibrillating, or beating without coordination. Chest compressions followed by injection of heart medication to combat arrest along with shocks from the paramedic kit's defibrillator restarted her heart. But she was in poor shape. Rowan didn't think it would be a good idea to move her, even stabilised, unless they had a stretcher. Even then it would be risky.

On the plus side no one or nothing seemed to be trying to get at them from the rear entry they'd used to access this chamber. Whatever those things were in the vat room they didn't seem to be following them.
Rowan Dawson
 player, 1272 posts
 Medic
 Story-Teller
Fri 24 Jun 2016
at 21:51
Re: Baphomet!
In reply to The Marshall (msg # 63):

Rowan sits back on heals, one more saved from the darkness she thinks to herself. "Welcome back Knapp, please do not scare my man like that".
"Now you lie quite for a short while and I / we will see about getting you out of here"
Rowan looks around the room tears flowing down her face. Oh Goddess what have we done she thinks quietly to her self.

'Once more the death burden lies on me, some where down the road I hope all this death is worth while'
Increase Trask
 player, 89 posts
 Robo Hunter
Sat 25 Jun 2016
at 03:56
Re: Baphomet!

Trask waited for Jane to sift out the booby trap gear adding "Toss me the mags and I will add them to the pile.". Once the potentially explosive gear was removed Trask made piles of equipment and weapons that they could take.

He also looked for a tub or something similar that they could load the equipment into.
Jane Guin
 player, 717 posts
 Renegade Black Hat
 Former USAF Pilot
Sun 26 Jun 2016
at 03:03
Re: Baphomet!
In reply to Increase Trask (msg # 65):

Jane sifted through the items and carefully took out the boobytrapped Combine stuff.  While she knew she was the only one who could do it for the group, it still gave her a funny feeling.  it was so many times that she had been threatened to have it go off and then when she escaped nobody could tell her for certain if it had worked or not.  It could have easily been her lying  on the floor.  BUT it wasn't and she had an obligation, and one she willingly did, to her group.

When she had everything sorted out and the mags tossed over to Trask Jane sat down in a corner and was silent.
Smoker Nix
 player, 832 posts
 Scavenger & Tech
 Truck Crew
Sun 26 Jun 2016
at 13:35
Re: Baphomet!
Smoker moved over to Rowan.

"Do you need anything? Will Knapp be up to walking out or do we have to make something to support her?"

It could so easily have been him lying there. He'd swear his heart missed a beat when he first saw the demon!
Vundra
 player, 244 posts
 Junker
Sun 26 Jun 2016
at 13:51
Re: Baphomet!
Vundra remains quiet as the situation have not settled in his mind. He search though the supply, ignoring most of the stuff and only look for raw supply for his magic. He dont know how to deal with the monster, the transformation and all. After searching around the workbench, he heads over to the broken cyborg and try figure out if he can slavage any of it or scrap them for parts.
Rowan Dawson
 player, 1273 posts
 Medic
 Story-Teller
Sun 26 Jun 2016
at 22:28
Re: Baphomet!
Smoker Nix:
Smoker moved over to Rowan.

"Do you need anything? Will Knapp be up to walking out or do we have to make something to support her?"

It could so easily have been him lying there. He'd swear his heart missed a beat when he first saw the demon!

Rowan sighs her face bleak and haunted
"She will not be walking out that's for sure, even carrying her will be risky for her"
"I need some time to get her completely stable"

The Marshall
 GM, 2365 posts
 aka "helbent4"
 aka Tony
Mon 27 Jun 2016
at 07:12
Re: Baphomet!
In reply to Rowan Dawson (msg # 64):

The chamber had a curtained off medical area, enough for primitive battlefield medicine. After all, the chipped Combine infiltrators could hardly show up at Hellstromme Memorial hospital if they sustained injuries in the Down Below or elsewhere in Junkyard. The one table was occupied by a strapped-down man with his throat sliced open, bleeding out all over the place including the equipment and much of the supplies. There was a stretcher bed, similarly occupied with another deceased patient.

What Smoker guessed was a medic was nearby the foot of the operating table. She had gouged out her own eyes with a scalpel. As Smoker helped Rowan locate a stretcher and additional useful medical supplies, they noted with a start that the medic was still moving.

Meanwhile, Vundra moved on from the drone/automaton workshop. There were minor tools and supplies there. Most likely some unlucky technician or Junker had assembled the automatons in some surface shop and then been killed to ensure secrecy. With regards to the Drone the cyborg's head was gone and with it much valuable electronics. one hand had been replaced by a power ram and the other with a chain sword. The shoulder-mounted M120 minigun was probably still operable and seemed to have over a hundred rounds of 7.62mm SATO still in its magazine. Trask was able to find several different containers from plastic bins to metal ammo cans to equipment cases.

The body count was actually a lot lower once the fact that most of the dead were in pieces. Once the booby-trapped Combine gear was sorted out it seemed like it was decent pickings for the Wasted West. There were a few hundred rounds each of 5.56mm NATO and 7.62mm SATO. A half-empty box of 13 frag grenades, a box of 7 tear gas, 9 coloured smoke, 3 White Phosphor (improved smoke), 5 Flash-Bangs. As a particular nice score there were 4 cases of 12x Milrats each plus 5 loose ones. There were enough intact Kevlar vests (with inserts) for anyone to have one if they wanted.
COL Kurt L. Schaeffer
 NPC, 467 posts
 Fernspaeher
 Ranger
Mon 27 Jun 2016
at 07:21
Re: Baphomet!
In reply to The Marshall (msg # 70):

Having set up a watch on the rear entry, Schaeffer looked back at the Posse.

"Ach! Let us not take more than we may easily carry. We must move fast and be ready to fight, ya? And we have Knapp to carry. Those of you without assault rifles, consider taking a D-21 and ammunition."

The D-21 was the Deseret Militia version of the NA M21A1 Assault rifle, an upgrade of the 5.56mm NATO M21 rifle that was based on the Steyr AUG. The Mormon D-21 featured a heavier barrel, bipod and 4x optical sight. The infiltrator base's armoury had several dozens of these in its armoury, although little ammunition. They had likely come from the Junkyard militia company that had disappeared here in the Down Below about a year ago.
Rowan Dawson
 player, 1275 posts
 Medic
 Story-Teller
Mon 27 Jun 2016
at 07:41
Re: Baphomet!
In reply to COL Kurt L. Schaeffer (msg # 72):

Okay in medical are there any hover stretchers?
Rowan is stocking up on medical stuff
She will use a poultice to heal the medic, having made sure she wants to be healed first.
She will then check for credits, and notes.
Consideration are the D-21 any better than her AK