Episode 2-1.   Posted by Director.Group: 0
Director
 GM, 466 posts
Mon 2 Jun 2014
at 21:01
Episode 2-1
Just outside of Sunnydale

8:00 am

Begin with a camera shot high in the air.  Pan down towards a highway in California.  You see five figures on motorcycles.  All wearing black leather jackets, gloves and motorcycle helmets.

Camera then moves to their point of view and you can see where they are going as you see the "Welcome to Sunnydale!" sign.  They enter the town limits without a problem, the force field lets you in, it just doesn't let you out.

All five motorcycles keep going until they make it to main street and come to a stop.  The human shaped figures each get off their bikes and look around the deserted town.  One removes his helmet.  He is not human. Green skin, large black eyes with no pupils, although he does have brown human-looking hair.  The other four remove their helmets, their appearance the same as the first one.  None of them say anything.  They put their helmets back on, start up their bikes, and continue traveling through Sunnydale.

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9:00 am

Exterior camera shot shows Sunnydale City Hall.

Cut to close-up of the badge of the Sunnydale Police Chief.  Camera pans back to get a good look at the new chief of police.  Yes, NEW chief, not the man we've seen before, and by the way he's a vampire.  He's sitting down, and not too far away from him are two other vampires.  One is in a suit, the other wears the uniform of the fire chief.  They are in an office with the shades drawn to keep the sunlight out.

The one in the suit speaks: "Yes Mr. Mayor, we will have the electricity back on by noon."

"Very good, we're right on schedule gentleman."  says the voice on the other side of the camera that we can't see. "Now congratulations to our new chief of police, whose first official duty will be to see to the retirement party of our outgoing chief. After which you'll pay a visit to Lieutenant Williams out at the military base and tell him his services are no longer required. Then we need to start dealing with the flys in our ointment.  I understand that initiative commando we had in custody has escaped.

"That's right Mr. Mayor.  But don't worry, we're going to take care of him and all his friends too.  That is if the remaining Turok-Hans don't finish them off first."

"Yes, nasty creatures aren't they?  Alright, you boys go about your business.  Remember to take the back entrance where the sun isn't shining this time of day." says the voice of the mayor (whom we still can't see).

This message was last edited by the GM at 14:18, Tue 03 June 2014.

Director
 GM, 469 posts
Tue 3 Jun 2014
at 14:17
Re: Episode 2-1
Sunnydale Police station

9:15am

You recognize the Sunnydale police chief you've seen before working at his desk.
Camera pans over to the door where you see the newly appointed chief (with human face) standing there.

"Hey chief, I've got good news from the mayor."

"What news? And why did he tell you first?"

"I meant good news for me, I'm the new chief now and I'm here to see to your retirement party." says the new chief as he morphs into vamp face.

"No!  I'm the chief!  And when did you become a vampire?!"he shouts pulling out his pistol.

Blam!  The outdoing chief scores a hit, but bullets don't really slow down vamps much as the new chief knocks the pistol away and grabs the old chief by the neck.

"The mayor can't do this to me!  Look at all I've done to cover up the truth about Sunnydale!"

"That's true.  It was you who came up with the 'gangs on PCP' cover that has worked so well, but it's time for a changing of the guard" says the new chief as he bites into the old chief.

Moments later the old chief lies dead on the floor.  "Rest in peace boss.  Oh wait!  Almost forgot!" The new chief reaches into his pocket and pulls out a fake gold watch.  "Got you this for your retirement! Here you go!"  The new chief straps the watch on the old chiefs dead body and gives him a salute. He then pulls out his walkie talkie.  "Okay boys, old chiefs been retired.  Let's get out to the military base."

OCC:Part 3 of 4 for the intro done.
Director
 GM, 470 posts
Wed 4 Jun 2014
at 14:37
Re: Episode 2-1
Sunnydale

9:45am

Highway to the military base.  One police car and two large SWAT vans head towards the military base.  All three vehicles have unusually dark windows keeping the sun out for some reason.

Moments later you see the new police chief and one other cop in the hallway (both in human face) as they head towards the office of Lieutenant Williams, commanding officer and last remaining soldier on the base.  They enter without knocking.

"Good morning Lieutenant.  I'm the new chief of police and we have a message to you from the mayor.  We won't be needing a military base on Sunnydale any longer."

Lt. Williams strikes his best disbelief expression as he hears this news.  "You can tell your mayor I don't take orders from local authorities.  And in case you haven't noticed there's a crisis going on, such as the apparent force field surrounding this town."

"We've got a troublemaker here.  Use of force is authorized."says the chief as he and the other cop morph into vamp face.

The lieutenant says nothing as he whips out his pistol.  BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! Click! Six bullets, three per vampire, but now the lieutenant has an empty gun.

The chief and the other cop are backed into the wall from the gunfire, but quickly recover.  "Guns aren't much of a problem for vampires lieutenant. "says the chief.

"Yeah, but the are a problem for you pal!" says the other cop as he draws his pistol.  BLAM! BLAM! Two bullets strike Lt. Williams in the chest as he hits the floor as blood beings to pour out of the wounds.

"You moron!  That wasn't the plan!  We were going to hit him a few times, then feed on him together!  Now he's going to bleed out all over the floor and there won't hardly be any blood left in him!"

"Sorry chief, it was an accident!" says the other cop sheepishly.

"Get back, I'll finish him off!"says the chief sounding very annoyed as he leans down and sinks his teeth into the army officers neck. Moments later, the chief has feed and the lieutenant is dead. The chief stands up and wipes his mouth.

"Uh, any left for me chief" says the other cop.

The chief points to the pool of blood.  "Yes, you can lick that off the floor."

The chief pulls out his walkie talkie.  "Okay boys, pull up the two SWAT vans on the shady side of the armory.  We're going to load as many weapons as we can and destroy the rest."

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12:00 pm

Sunnydale safe house where most of our heroes are staying.

Michael Smith is just waking up, now fully healed from his daytime nap.  He'll find a note from Annabelle indicating she and Emilia have gone to the mall. He can't leave the house yet since the sun is out.

Meanwhile, Graham is out looking for his friends.

OCC: Intro done.  Your characters may post at will.

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:27, Wed 26 Aug 2015.

Annabelle Berkshire
 player, 186 posts
 Slayer In Training
Wed 4 Jun 2014
at 16:51
Re: Episode 2-1
Sunnydale Mall

Camera shot on one of the main entrances to the mall.  All is quiet.

Then suddenly one of the doors burst open.  A teenage girl runs through the door and keeps on running into the parking lot.

As the camera closes in, we see that it's Annabelle Berkshire.  She's not wearing the same thing we last saw her in.  A shiny gold cross hangs from a gold necklace around her neck. Looks like she's been shopping.  And her eyes are red.  She's been crying. A lot.  And she looks on the verge of an emotional collapse.

She's carrying something.  A jar? No, it's an urn.  Annabelle is alone.  No sign of Emilia in sight.
Michael Smith
 player, 302 posts
 Protecting the world
 Order of Aurelius
Wed 4 Jun 2014
at 18:38
Re: Episode 2-1
Mike yawned from his daytime nap. That was the trick, wasn't it? If he was awake, that meant all the enemies were awake too. Well, more of them, at least. He could only wonder what sort of things the humans around him had gotten up to this time. There was usually something to it.

Well, he could go look for them, or he could wait. For now, he'd wait...telecommunications were cut off, so he couldn't just call the girls on the phone and ask if they were still alive. He figured he'd give them an hour before he went looking for them. That's what he told them they had...an hour after sunset...to meet up with him and let him know what was going on.
Graham Miller
 player, 3 posts
 Former Initative Commando
 plagued by the past
Fri 6 Jun 2014
at 01:33
Re: Episode 2-1
Graham ducked around an alley way. He waited for the police cruiser to pass him by, then risked a quick look around.  He had been on the run for several hours, after escaping from the “cops” who had picked him up.  He wasn’t sure who to trust any more after they tried to kill him.  The cops for fragg sake!

Seeing no sign of any “cops” or other people who may try to kill him in the next few moments, Graham made his way down the street, trying to act casual. As casual as you can act on an abandoned street, in a city all but overrun by the forces of evil, encased in a field of some unknown mystical purpose.  “You are definitely back in Sunnydale,” he murmured to himself.

Getting his bearings, Graham headed toward the military base.  If Buffy, er, Buffybot, Annabelle, Emilia, and Michael were still together, the base was the most likely place for them to have survived the night.  10 mile hike, through possibly overran territory, with nothing but my trusty combat knife for a weapon, with no dinner or breakfast.  “Hoorah,” he thinks to himself as he begins to move through the streets, keeping his eyes peeled for any signs of enemies, allies or civilian.

About 45 minutes later, he made it a hill about a half mile from the base.  Pausing at the top, Graham scanned the perimeter.  “Hmm,” he muttered to himself, “what happened to the guards that were on duty last night?”


With a weary feeling, he slowly made his way around the perimeter, toward the rear of the base.
20:30, Today: Graham Miller rolled 9 using 1d10+5. Sneaking around the base.
Director
 GM, 473 posts
Fri 6 Jun 2014
at 01:44
Re: Episode 2-1
At the safehouse:

Mike hears a knock at the door, then a key turning.

Two police officers enter through the front door.  They are no one Mike has seen before and appear to be totally normal cops.  They must be normal, how else could they walk up to the house without bursting into flame under the midday sun?

"Hello?  Anyone here?  Sunnydale police!"
Michael Smith
 player, 308 posts
 Protecting the world
 Order of Aurelius
Fri 6 Jun 2014
at 01:56
Re: Episode 2-1
Mike chooses not to interfere just yet. Instead, he decides to exercise some stealth. If the cops come in uninvited, he'll know what they aren't, and they'll be easy enough to deal with then.




18:56, Today: Michael Smith rolled 17 using 1d10+13. Dex+Acro Stealth.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:57, Fri 06 June 2014.

Director
 GM, 475 posts
Fri 6 Jun 2014
at 11:42
Re: Episode 2-1
Military Base:

Graham makes his way into the base stealthily, but there appears to be no one looking for intruders.  Or doing anything else.  Then he smells it.  The scent of smoke.  As he makes his way to the source, he finds the armory on fire.  The flames are dwindling, the fire is on its last spark.  This is a very tame fire for an armory, indicating whoever set it emptied out the weapons beforehand.

As Graham makes his way inside the base, he heads to the office of the commanding officer.  He enters to find Lieutenant Williams, dead on the floor in a pool of blood and with a vampire bite mark on his neck.

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:48, Thu 24 Oct 2019.

Annabelle Berkshire
 player, 187 posts
 Slayer In Training
Fri 6 Jun 2014
at 13:11
Re: Episode 2-1
Annabelle kept running, trying to hold back more tears.  She stayed on course for the safe house where Michael was, she had to tell him the terrible thing that happened.

She was oblivious to everything around her.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:30, Wed 26 Aug 2015.

Director
 GM, 476 posts
Fri 6 Jun 2014
at 14:42
Re: Episode 2-1
At the safehouse:

The two officers enter with no problem and walk to the center of the living room.

"Sunnydale police!  Anyone here?!"the first cop shouts again, a little louder, neither having noticed Michael due to his stealthiness.

Michael's senses then pick up the fact that.......they're vampires.  But that can't be right, can it?  They entered the house freely without getting burned in the sun.  What's going on here?!
Annabelle Berkshire
 player, 188 posts
 Slayer In Training
Fri 6 Jun 2014
at 16:15
Re: Episode 2-1
Annabelle keeps running, heading in the direction of the safe house.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:44, Thu 24 Sept 2015.

Michael Smith
 player, 310 posts
 Protecting the world
 Order of Aurelius
Fri 6 Jun 2014
at 16:23
Re: Episode 2-1
Mike knew that it wasn't possible to be a daywalker without a LOT of magic involved. Daywalkers tend to be BS. Unless that forcefield is filtering UV radiation for all vampires, and none of them are subject to the sun anymore. He's not actually sure if the sun still hurts him anymore.

He'll remain in stealth mode and watch, for now. It didn't seem like they'd be able to find him anytime soon.
Director
 GM, 477 posts
Fri 6 Jun 2014
at 18:34
Re: Episode 2-1
At the safehouse

After a few seconds with no one responding, one cop sit on the couch and turned on the TV, while the other one sat in the easy chair.

"Guess they're all out somewhere. We'll just wait here until somebody shows up." says one of the cops.
Graham Miller
 player, 5 posts
 Former Initative Commando
 plagued by the past
Sat 7 Jun 2014
at 12:11
Re: Episode 2-1
Graham touches the body to see how long it has been like this then makes a quick search to see if he can find any clues as to where the others may have gone or for any gear that could be useful.  "I feel like I have spent more time searching abandoned buildings lately. I wonder if I should consider that a new job. Professional scrounger, no post Apocolyptic survival expert. That sounds cool."
Director
 GM, 478 posts
Sat 7 Jun 2014
at 17:18
Re: Episode 2-1
At the military base:

Graham estimates the lieutenant has been dead about 2-4 hours.  He finds something interesting on the lieutenant's desk: A handwritten note on his desk that says :

"900 Spooner Street, police safehouse".

A search of the commisary shows nothing has been touched.  Whoever was here wasn't interested in food and water.  A search of the barracks will give Graham a change of clothes if he wants.  Anything he needs is still here except weapons of any kind.

At the police safehouse:

Annabelle is charging up the sidewalk to the front door.

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:40, Thu 11 Feb 2016.

Annabelle Berkshire
 player, 189 posts
 Slayer In Training
Sat 7 Jun 2014
at 17:21
Re: Episode 2-1
Annabelle dashes up the steps and bursts through the front door and into the living room.

She shouts hysterically;"Michael!  Michael!  Something terrible has happened! Emilia is............."

Annabelle stops in mid-sentence as she sees no sign of Michael and two Sunnydale cops making themselves at home.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:47, Thu 24 Sept 2015.

Michael Smith
 player, 311 posts
 Protecting the world
 Order of Aurelius
Sat 7 Jun 2014
at 17:35
Re: Episode 2-1
Mike holds his position when Annabelle comes rushing in. He wants to see what the cops do. If they make any aggressive moves towards her, however, he's more then prepared to deal with it.
Director
 GM, 479 posts
Mon 9 Jun 2014
at 14:06
Re: Episode 2-1
Both cops stand up.  They glance at each other for half a second, then one approaches Annabelle very calmly.

"We're Sunnydale police young lady.  We're here to help you.  Now, why don't you tell me what's the problem?"
Annabelle Berkshire
 player, 190 posts
 Slayer In Training
Mon 9 Jun 2014
at 14:46
Re: Episode 2-1
Annabelle didn't hesitate at all as she unburdened herself with the details of what happened.

"My friend Emilia and I went shopping!  We stopped at a magic shop in the mall!  She had her book of spells and wanted to try one!"Annabelle said,bursting into tears again.

"She.........she...........wanted to do a short range.....tele..........teleportation spell!  It should have teleported her.......just........just........just across the room! But it didn't work!  It vap............vaporized her!!"Annabelle finished, trying to get the words out through her tears.

She dropped to her knees, almost dropping the urn, but then managed to get the top off.  "This is all that's left of Emila!  This pile of black dust in here!  There's not............not even enough of her to bury!"
Director
 GM, 480 posts
Mon 9 Jun 2014
at 15:09
Re: Episode 2-1
The first cop gently takes the urn from Annabelle and looks inside, seeing the pile of black dust, then looks at Annabelle.

"I'm so sorry for your loss.  We'll take this and make sure it gets sent to her parents.  When you're a cop in Sunnydale you get used to telling parents their kids died under mysterious circumstances."

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:45, Thu 11 Feb 2016.

Annabelle Berkshire
 player, 192 posts
 Slayer In Training
Tue 10 Jun 2014
at 15:31
Re: Episode 2-1
Annabelle is still on her knees thinking about Emilia.

"Yes, thank you."

Her voice trails off as her mind is back on Emilia.  "It's my fault this happened.  She wasn't experienced enough to try a spell of that magnitude.  I should have stopped her.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:56, Thu 11 Feb 2016.