Whoever Fights Monsters...   Posted by The Marshall.Group: 0
Rowan Dawson
 player, 1197 posts
 Medic
 Story-Teller
Tue 3 Nov 2015
at 20:47
Re: Whoever Fights Monsters...
COL Kurt L. Schaeffer:
"Get out of the vehicles and spread out. Buck, cut the lights untill I tell you to light the exits up with everything you've got."
The Colonel jumped from the SUV and rife at the ready moved to the right, to take cover behind one of the trailers and to see if he could get up some of the stairs to get into a flanking position.

Rowan slings her pack and Ak slinging them up on her shoulder and grabs the new rife
Leaving the MG on board for the moment. And moves up to support her lover
Smoker Nix
 player, 774 posts
 Scavenger & Tech
 Truck Crew
Wed 4 Nov 2015
at 12:01
Re: Whoever Fights Monsters...
Smoker hopped down, taking his FN.
Peter Firecrow
 player, 664 posts
 Not that kind of Indian
 Wanna buy a gun?
Wed 4 Nov 2015
at 15:41
Re: Whoever Fights Monsters...
Peter checked his guns quickly and then dismounted from the vehicle. He paused for a moment to make sure Jane got down alright (he wasn't stupid enough to think she would need help and it wasn't really the time for anything romantic). Then he spread out a bit to clear lines of fire.
Vundra
 player, 201 posts
 Junker
Wed 4 Nov 2015
at 18:13
Re: Whoever Fights Monsters...
Vundra get off the truck and position himself behind it, he readies his oversized gun pointing at the platform to the right.
Jason Sinclair
 player, 275 posts
 Texas Ranger
 Templar
Thu 5 Nov 2015
at 02:03
Re: Whoever Fights Monsters...
 "Well I reckon that you are either the Combine or Moorlocks. Either way you are in my way. Which means one of two things. You die or you surrender. I prefer surrender, but make no mistakes I will survive and I will get through you."
 Jason says as he gets out of the truck and gets behind it for cover. He is loud enough to be heard if they start firing.
Buck Masterson
 NPC, 44 posts
 Owner, Operator
 Downbelow Tours
Thu 5 Nov 2015
at 11:12
Re: Whoever Fights Monsters...
Buck said to his crews,

"You heard the man, stop slant-wise so we can have cover, everyone but the gunners dismount! Lights off!"

With that, he grabbed his shotgun and bailed out when the SUV came to a stop.
The Marshall
 GM, 2182 posts
 aka "helbent4"
 aka Tony
Thu 5 Nov 2015
at 11:19
Re: Whoever Fights Monsters...
The front SUV swerved right and stopped, the rear swerved left.

Their crews dismounted as the lights were shut off, although the gunners stayed on board.

The posse bailed out as well, finding cover behind the vehicles. Rowan found she was severely  burdened by her paramedic bag and two assault rifles. Schaeffer was able to get to the slight overhang of the 6-foot platform on the right. The only ways up were metal ladders set into the concrete side of the platform at intervals, protected by yellow-and-black bumpers on both sides. Luckily, the far right ladder seemed clear and the nearest open loading bay door was some 30 yards away.


Correction: there are iron runged ladders set into concrete lining the platform, not stairs. The text was correct while the legend on the map is not.

Can I please get a Cognition check from Trask? As well, a Search check from Rowan and whoever else has NVGs. Rowan is currently travelling at 3/4 speed due to her being burdened.

This message was last edited by the GM at 11:27, Thu 05 Nov 2015.

Feldwebel Laurin Knapp
 NPC, 11 posts
 Fernspaeher
 German Ranger
Thu 5 Nov 2015
at 11:20
Re: Whoever Fights Monsters...
In reply to The Marshall (msg # 765):

Unslinging her G22, Laurin followed Schaeffer, trying to keep quiet as well.

Reaching the side of the platform by the far right ladder, she peered over and steadied her G22 in order to cover him as he went up.

This message was last edited by the player at 11:25, Thu 05 Nov 2015.

Rowan Dawson
 player, 1199 posts
 Medic
 Story-Teller
Thu 5 Nov 2015
at 11:27
Re: Whoever Fights Monsters...
In reply to The Marshall (msg # 765):

In that case go to ground beside the vehicle and fade underneath it
The Marshall
 GM, 2183 posts
 aka "helbent4"
 aka Tony
Sun 8 Nov 2015
at 03:58
Re: Whoever Fights Monsters...
In reply to Rowan Dawson (msg # 767):

In a few seconds as people were deploying, the vehicle lights were cut. Those without night-vision were blind by the profound darkness!

They could all hear movement in the dark all to the front, left and right. Lots of things were moving up on them.
Peter Firecrow
 player, 666 posts
 Not that kind of Indian
 Wanna buy a gun?
Sun 8 Nov 2015
at 05:33
Re: Whoever Fights Monsters...
Peter spoke up in a strong voice, not yelling but not caring if the 'hostiles' hear him. "We have multiple contacts, a few on the left, but a half-dozen from behind the trailers and out of the loading bay doors on the right."

He spoke up louder as he trained his gun on whoever he saw that might look like the most dangerous. "Attention: those attempting to sneak forward at us, we DO have the ability to see you and if you DO NOT vacate the area peacefully, we will be forced to open fire on you! You have three seconds to comply!"

That came from having watched too many cop and military shows back when there was still television.
Rowan Dawson
 player, 1200 posts
 Medic
 Story-Teller
Sun 8 Nov 2015
at 09:28
Re: Whoever Fights Monsters...
The Marshall:
In reply to Rowan Dawson (msg # 767):

In a few seconds as people were deploying, the vehicle lights were cut. Those without night-vision were blind by the profound darkness!

They could all hear movement in the dark all to the front, left and right. Lots of things were moving up on them.

 As the lights go out Rowan slides the NVG's on and takes a look around
Smoker Nix
 player, 776 posts
 Scavenger & Tech
 Truck Crew
Sun 8 Nov 2015
at 14:49
Re: Whoever Fights Monsters...
Smoker stood up, looking round with his new NVGs.

"No need for hostility unless you want to be aggressive. I'm Smoker and we are not here to fight you. We are on the trail of a bunch of Combine folks who came through here after attacking us and abducting one of our number. Did you see them? Which way did they go?"
Jane Guin
 player, 647 posts
 Renegade Black Hat
 Former USAF Pilot
Sun 8 Nov 2015
at 20:41
Re: Whoever Fights Monsters...
In reply to Smoker Nix (msg # 771):

Jane just kept quiet while Peter and Smoker smoked.  They covered everything so she didn't need to add more.  She switched over so that she could see in the dark and repositioned herself in case the others decided that they still wanted to fight.
Increase Trask
 player, 36 posts
 Robo Hunter
Mon 9 Nov 2015
at 02:50
Re: Whoever Fights Monsters...
In reply to Peter Firecrow (msg # 769):

Trask moved into cover as he changed weapons and spoke: "I've got thirty individuals closing on us so if you are going to parley get it over with quick so we can get to shooting."
COL Kurt L. Schaeffer
 player, 425 posts
 Fernspaeher
 Ranger
Thu 12 Nov 2015
at 20:10
Re: Whoever Fights Monsters...
"Guys, take your NVGs off and cover your eyes. Buck I want all lights on in ten...nine...eight...seven...six...five...four...three...two...one. Now.
The Colonel lowered his head and covered his own eyes to protect himself from the glare. He was hoping that hitting the lights would blind the moorlocks and shock them into a talking mood. He kept his M4 ready just in case his idea wouldn't work.
Jane Guin
 player, 649 posts
 Renegade Black Hat
 Former USAF Pilot
Thu 12 Nov 2015
at 20:41
Re: Whoever Fights Monsters...
In reply to COL Kurt L. Schaeffer (msg # 774):

Jane mentally muttered something about "put on the glasses, take off the glasses" but she knew it was a smart move.  She did as Schaeffer asked and hoped it would be enough to even up the odds a bit more.
Smoker Nix
 player, 778 posts
 Scavenger & Tech
 Truck Crew
Fri 13 Nov 2015
at 09:34
Re: Whoever Fights Monsters...
Smoker pushed his NVGs up and closed one eye. That way, if he got dazzled he could open the other eye to see what he was doing!
The Marshall
 GM, 2185 posts
 aka "helbent4"
 aka Tony
Fri 13 Nov 2015
at 11:38
Re: Whoever Fights Monsters...
As Peter and Smoker's voices echoed in the graffiti-covered concrete chamber, the area came alive with movement! Those with NVGs could see a mass of at least forty figures boil out of cover on three sides (left and right, but mainly straight ahead). Charging straight for them.

The lights came on and showed these were not Moorlocks, oh no!

They were trogs. Trogs were the most degenerate and bestial of all the mutants, primitive and bloodthirsty. There was no good reason for any of them to be there, as they were the twisted product of the unholy Ghost-Rock radiation contaminated Deadlands. And the closest Deadlands from here were downtown Salt Lake to the south or Ogden to the north. Most of them had been collected by Silas and the Cult o' Doom to be used as shock troops, and those could be found accompanying Doomsayers wherever they roamed the Wasted West.

Thankfully, there didn't seem to be any Doomies accompanying this hoard of Trogs, but there were still ten or so coming out of the dumpsters and garbage compactors to the left, another dozen or so coming from the loading bays on the right, and up to around twenty coming straight on.
Buck Masterson
 NPC, 45 posts
 Owner, Operator
 Downbelow Tours
Fri 13 Nov 2015
at 11:39
Re: Whoever Fights Monsters...
In reply to The Marshall (msg # 777):

A shocked Buck was stunned for a few seconds.

"SHIT! Open fire, for God's sake, open fire!"

He began pulling his shotgun's trigger and pumping the slide as fast as he could!
Smoker Nix
 player, 779 posts
 Scavenger & Tech
 Truck Crew
Fri 13 Nov 2015
at 12:43
Re: Whoever Fights Monsters...
Smoker took a knee for stability, raised his FN and began firing at the oncoming Trogs, aiming at the ones coming from his left.

This message was last edited by the player at 12:37, Sat 14 Nov 2015.

Rowan Dawson
 player, 1202 posts
 Medic
 Story-Teller
Fri 13 Nov 2015
at 14:51
Re: Whoever Fights Monsters...
Smoker Nix:
Smoker took a knee for stability, raised his FN and began firing at the oncoming Trogs.

Rowan lying flat for stability aimed and fired at each trog as she saw it
Increase Trask
 player, 38 posts
 Robo Hunter
Fri 13 Nov 2015
at 20:32
Re: Whoever Fights Monsters...

Trask pulled the trigger on the SAW firing at the figures coming at him from the left. He would try and concentrate fire on closest target until they dropped, then the next and so on.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:29, Fri 13 Nov 2015.

Peter Firecrow
 player, 670 posts
 Not that kind of Indian
 Wanna buy a gun?
Fri 13 Nov 2015
at 21:18
Re: Whoever Fights Monsters...
Peter's eyes widened in surprise at what he saw....and then went wider by how many there were of what he saw! He heard Buck's shouting and brought his "new" rifled up to pick away at targets. He started with the closest ones, just to his left since they were the most dangerous.

OOC: Using Advanced Combat Rifle, 24 rounds remaining.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:03, Sat 14 Nov 2015.

Jane Guin
 player, 652 posts
 Renegade Black Hat
 Former USAF Pilot
Fri 13 Nov 2015
at 21:29
Re: Whoever Fights Monsters...
Jane brought her weapon up and found as good of a defense position as she could.  As she took aim she couldn't help but think of some other battles she had been in where it hardly bothered to aim due to how many opponents there were.  Still she didn't panic nor did blindly fire at the mob for ammo was still expensive to buy.