A Zombie By Any Other Name.   Posted by Chronicler.Group: 0
Chronicler
 GM, 235 posts
 ...and Don't! Blink!
 ________________
Sun 19 Jul 2009
at 17:13
A Zombie By Any Other Name
Just as the group was ready to leave the house, a strange, familiar feeling tugged at the back of Xynthia's mind.

"Wait!" Xynthia's tone was a mix of worry and confusion. "There's something out there..."

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Karen Baker
 player, 39 posts
 I was buying GROCERIES!
 L39 E32 S14 X33
Sun 19 Jul 2009
at 17:14
Re: A Zombie By Any Other Name
"What's out there?" Karen asked as she looked over at the peculiar woman. There was something just not quite right about her or her husband, but if she thought there was something out there and if it caused her even the slightest bit of dread, then it was worth considering a threat, even if only in the vaguest of terms.

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Xynthia Smith
 NPC, 31 posts
Sun 19 Jul 2009
at 17:19
Re: A Zombie By Any Other Name
Xynthia put a hand on the window glass and concentrated for a moment. "I... I think it's the same thing we met at the parking lot."

Then she smiled and continued brightly: "And he's got company, too! Wow, there must be at least fifty of them out there... Cool! Hey, you think they wanna play?"
Hector DeSanto
 player, 136 posts
Mon 20 Jul 2009
at 08:11
Re: A Zombie By Any Other Name
  Hector thought Xynthia's.....extremely odd declaration over as he quickly redid the various locks, and bars, over the front door, "Why would there suddenly be so many of them out there? I know they can sense living people, but we've been sitting here fine so far; why would they suddenly gather like that?"

This message was last edited by the player at 01:39, Tue 21 July 2009.

Nephi Swanson
 player, 154 posts
 LP 40/41 EP 44/44
 SPD 14 ESS 30/45
Mon 20 Jul 2009
at 11:50
Re: A Zombie By Any Other Name
"Fifty?  That's...not good." said Nephi.  He glanced at Dr. S and asked "Don't suppose there's another way out of here, right Doctor?"
Betty Pemberton
 player, 50 posts
Mon 20 Jul 2009
at 14:29
Re: A Zombie By Any Other Name
"Fifty?" Betty asked with exasperation at the revelation, her encounter with one of the monsters had left her wary of ever doing battle with any again.  She gripped the newly provided rifle tightly, her green eyes scanning as much as she could see from the doorway.
Geoff Wayne
 player, 127 posts
 A13 M2x15 1x7
 L35 E32 S14 X32
Mon 20 Jul 2009
at 15:40
Re: A Zombie By Any Other Name
Geoff checked the magazine of his pistol, "Ma'am," he said to Xynthia, "you made mention of being able to control these things. Would you be able to deal with them, or would it be easier if we took this lead zombie out?"

He thought for a moment, "That's if you're willing to condone violence against them at all."
Karen Baker
 player, 40 posts
 I was buying GROCERIES!
 L39 E32 S14 X33
Mon 20 Jul 2009
at 18:31
Re: A Zombie By Any Other Name
"Condone? Those things are trying to eat us, whether this fu... loon condones violence or not, I will use it to preseve my life and your lives as well." Karen said balling up her fist as she shook uncontrolably, not certain if it was from some andrenaline rush, stark naked fear, or some effect this 'lead zombie' might have.

"You're with me in this right Nephi?" She asked looking for some moral support at the very least, if not phsyical as well.
Xynthia Smith
 NPC, 32 posts
Mon 20 Jul 2009
at 19:38
Re: A Zombie By Any Other Name
Xynthia turned abruptly to look at Karen: "Oh, shut it!"

For a moment, the mark on her forehead, now partially uncovered, seemed to shift and change under Karen's eyes.

Then she regained (for some values of the word) her composure and chuckled: "Now, now, let the grownups speak, little one... This isn't a matter that concerns you."

Xynthia passed a hand through her hair and looked pensively at Geoff: "I think they want Allan and Nephi: they are the greatest danger to them at the moment, and the fact that the Minister followed us all the way to the house suggests that it thinks so too. Now, I can probably shoo away a dozen or two, but the Minister can recall them before they take five steps, so you will have to get rid of it before I can help."

This message was last edited by the player at 19:39, Mon 20 July 2009.

Eddie Caruso
 NPC, 24 posts
 L41 E38 S14 X20 A02/09+06
Mon 20 Jul 2009
at 19:46
Re: A Zombie By Any Other Name
"Well, that's some great news... So, Doc, any secret passages outside the house?"
Anton Szczedrzykowicz
 NPC, 58 posts
 Somebody called a doctor?
 L38 E29 S12 X20 A0+0x0
Mon 19 Oct 2009
at 14:22
Re: A Zombie By Any Other Name
Although Eddie was actually thinking of Doc S senior, Tony was as used as his old man to being called Doc, and answered reflexively: "The security of the house was meant to hold off burglars and whatnots long enough to allow the police time to intervene... Or let the undead starve to death. Getting out unnoticed was never a priority."

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Jane Donato
 NPC, 49 posts
 Will try everything once.
 L40 E35 S14 X33 A13B+2x13
Mon 20 Jul 2009
at 19:50
Re: A Zombie By Any Other Name
"OK, time for plan B... Anybody got a cannon or something?"
Anton Szczedrzykowicz
 NPC, 58 posts
 Somebody called a doctor?
 L38 E29 S12 X20 A0+0x0
Mon 19 Oct 2009
at 14:17
Re: A Zombie By Any Other Name
"Well..." Started Tony.

He stared at the three uniforms for a moment then shrugged: "I kinda have an assault rifle."

He nodded toward the briefcase he had brought with him.

"I don't think it'll help much, though: you need to aim carefully to kill these things, and for that the M1 is a much better choice than my poor AK-47. Mostly, I brought it because I didn't want to lose it."

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Rev. Edgar Allan Smith
 player, 41 posts
Mon 20 Jul 2009
at 20:41
Re: A Zombie By Any Other Name
Allan shot Karen a stern look. "I assure you that my wife and I are not on the side of the undead, and have no moral qualms with destroying them."

Turning toward Geoff, he said, "Xynthia's influence over them has limits and puts her at risk any time she uses it. I'm not saying that she that won't use her unique abilities, I just think that any plan involving her doing so should be carefully thought out."

"I don't think we can kill them all. There are too many. We need a distraction so that we can get to the vehicles and make our escape. Perhaps Xynthia and I can be that distraction. They won't attack her, and if that creature specifically wants me, perhaps I can draw its attention away from the rest of you."

Monica D'Angelo
 player, 63 posts
 'm nothing like my father
 L39 E29 S10 X16 A15+3x15
Mon 20 Jul 2009
at 20:49
Re: A Zombie By Any Other Name
"What about the big guy out there?" Monica asked. "Would killing him be like cutting the head off of a snake? Would the others be less of a problem once he's been put down?"

Monica looked at the older of the two doctors. "What kind of household chemicals do you have stored here? Some Molotovs might work to create a distraction."
Hector DeSanto
 player, 137 posts
Tue 21 Jul 2009
at 01:46
Re: A Zombie By Any Other Name
"I'd rather we didn't have a bunch of untrained people handling, and throwing, explosives that go off on impact, Mon." said Hector, sarcastically, as he put the final latch was put back into place, "But what of this 'zombie lord' you're talking about? Is it possible to snipe him out?"