In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud.   Posted by Project Director.Group: 0
Captain Ly Cong Kim
 player, 179 posts
 KZ-L167
 Viet Fishing Boat Captain
Fri 13 Sep 2019
at 21:32
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
In reply to James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire (msg # 88):

Capt'n Kim "Hmm.. as I recall Krell raid Project caches. Reports of them of last where seen, this be enough time for them to be here"
James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire
 player, 505 posts
 KR-P44 "Carson"
 Contact Specialist
Mon 16 Sep 2019
at 13:40
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
Jimmy readies his weapon and waits for them to get nice and close before opting to engage in conversation.  He decided that presenting the men with a target would be unwise.  They may be some sort of local militia, or otherwise halfway decent folk.  He didn't want to kill for no reason.

When he does speak he will be using manipulative words (He's good at that) to try to keep them from panic.

Something like 'That's close enough.  We have you covered but just want to talk, keep the guns down and everyone walks away unharmed.'

Also, he speaks several languages (Including Russian) and he will cycle through them if they don't seem to understand.

He will issue a "Don't fire unless fired upon" protocol.. once shooting starts talking is over.
Elliot Charles Pendergrass
 player, 80 posts
 KS-S6E
 Nuclear Physicist
Tue 17 Sep 2019
at 01:00
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
Elliot holds his HK 69A1 trained on the duo (if within range), with the M576 shotgun shell loaded. If things go sideways, both men should take damage from his first shot. He tries to maintain a position a few feet away from Jimmy, because people shoot where they hear noise.

If the men are not in close range Elliot will keep his M10 trained on them instead.
Project Director
 GM, 735 posts
 Papa-2
Wed 25 Sep 2019
at 09:07
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
The bearded men sauntered forwards, weapons held at the ready. Their leather combat boots crunching on the shale at the high water mark of the sandy beach. All was quiet save for seagull cries and the roar of waves breaking on the sandbar and islets. They stopped about 20 metres from the treeline, studying it. It was clear this was no local militia, intelligence having confirmed there were only a few scattered Quillayute families, Amerind fishermen, in the area. One rolled and lit a cigarette while the other drank from his canteen, then they turned around and started walking back down the sandbar to either Little James Is. or James Island.
Elliot Charles Pendergrass
 player, 83 posts
 KS-S6E
 Nuclear Physicist
Fri 27 Sep 2019
at 14:03
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
Elliot keeps his eye on the men as they walk away, trusting that others have their eyes on the surrounding. He makes no move or sound.
Project Director
 GM, 738 posts
 Papa-2
Tue 8 Oct 2019
at 04:58
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
In reply to Elliot Charles Pendergrass (msg # 94):

The men finally disappeared out of sight down the spit, heading towards James Is. (their destination) or Little James Is. (midway along the spit). From their position hiding in the woods it was difficult to track them further without breaking cover.
James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire
 player, 508 posts
 KR-P44 "Carson"
 Contact Specialist
Tue 8 Oct 2019
at 14:08
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
"That puts a fair tangle in things.  We need to contact the boat and have them relay back that we are likely facing a well organized Krell team at this site.  Folks, it is worse than we thought.  Let's wait on darkness for a final approach."
Elliot Charles Pendergrass
 player, 84 posts
 KS-S6E
 Nuclear Physicist
Wed 9 Oct 2019
at 17:27
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
Keeping his eyes on the spit of land, Elliot says, "That was a patrol, boss. They'll be back, and the next set of guys might have sharper eyes than these two had. If we want to not get shot we execute an ambush or we evac the area to a safe surveillance distance." He looks at the ample cover and opportunity it presents. "I'd love to set up a claymore mine right here and trigger it remotely. Take out two of the Krell and keep their attention on land instead of focused on the boat. I don't think we have that resource with us, though."
James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire
 player, 509 posts
 KR-P44 "Carson"
 Contact Specialist
Wed 9 Oct 2019
at 17:51
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
"Of course you are right.  I don't suppose we have a claymore with us?"
Elliot Charles Pendergrass
 player, 85 posts
 KS-S6E
 Nuclear Physicist
Wed 9 Oct 2019
at 20:27
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
"Not in my kit," Elliot replies. "I think all the boom boom is on the boat."
Mahalina Rae Powell
 player, 165 posts
 KR-P44
 Comms/Tech
Thu 10 Oct 2019
at 04:20
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
Lina quietly let out a breath when the sentries turned and walked away.  Se watched them disappear back down the narrow spit of land.

She turned to Jimmy, "Those guys have to be the Krell that we were warned about.  We should report this back to the boat and headquarters. "
James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire
 player, 510 posts
 KR-P44 "Carson"
 Contact Specialist
Thu 10 Oct 2019
at 13:51
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
"Agreed, Lina.  We need to retreat back.  Caution was a good call here."

He organizes a covered retreat as far as they can go, slowly.
Elliot Charles Pendergrass
 player, 86 posts
 KS-S6E
 Nuclear Physicist
Thu 10 Oct 2019
at 23:13
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
Elliot nods and does what is needed to facilitate the tactical withdraw.
Project Director
 GM, 739 posts
 Papa-2
Fri 11 Oct 2019
at 02:23
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
In reply to Elliot Charles Pendergrass (msg # 102):

There were three ways to withdraw. North along the coast (minimal cover), East along the north bank of the Quillayute (good cover) and back up the cliff (good cover).
James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire
 player, 511 posts
 KR-P44 "Carson"
 Contact Specialist
Fri 11 Oct 2019
at 03:26
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
Jimmy shakes his head and looks to where they came down.  "OK, let's head East and get out of this hot mess.  I don't want to try to get back up that damn cliff."

This message was last edited by the player at 00:21, Tue 15 Oct.

Mahalina Rae Powell
 player, 166 posts
 KR-P44
 Comms/Tech
Tue 15 Oct 2019
at 05:19
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
Lina collects her pack, radio, and rifle.  Then she gets ready to make the move to the east.  She keeps an eye on the spit to make sure the Krell are not returning.
Elliot Charles Pendergrass
 player, 87 posts
 KS-S6E
 Nuclear Physicist
Tue 15 Oct 2019
at 14:00
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
"Caution going forward," Elliot advises. "Krell may have more people or observation posts scattered about." He holsters his grenade launcher and opts instead for the M-10.
Project Director
 GM, 741 posts
 Papa-2
Tue 29 Oct 2019
at 09:59
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
Carefully the team made their way east along the wooded foot of the bluff, between the cliff on their left and the Quillayute river on the right.

They got to where a tributary went north. They could either follow it north, climb up the bluff on the left (west) or try and cross the river to continue east. To RV with the boat they were going to need to climb the high ground, although here it seemed a lot easier to negotiate than back by the ocean.
James (Jimmy) Gerrold MacGuire
 player, 512 posts
 KR-P44 "Carson"
 Contact Specialist
Tue 29 Oct 2019
at 14:39
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
"Let's take it nice and easy up this slope, folks."
Elliot Charles Pendergrass
 player, 88 posts
 KS-S6E
 Nuclear Physicist
Tue 29 Oct 2019
at 16:23
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
((ooc: can we be seen from the Krell position while climbing up this slope?))
Captain Ly Cong Kim
 player, 181 posts
 KZ-L167
 Viet Fishing Boat Captain
Tue 29 Oct 2019
at 20:44
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
In reply to Elliot Charles Pendergrass (msg # 109):

Capt'n Kim "Hey is heading towards our mission?"
Project Director
 GM, 742 posts
 Papa-2
Wed 30 Oct 2019
at 08:36
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
In reply to Elliot Charles Pendergrass (msg # 109):

The high ground was in between them and where they assumed the Krell came from so they couldn't be directly observed. Quickly they climbed westward up the wooded slope. To the northwest was the RV point where the boat waited. They could travel west and then north along the low forested cliffs, or more directly northwest through the broken and forested terrain.
Mahalina Rae Powell
 player, 168 posts
 KR-P44
 Comms/Tech
Wed 6 Nov 2019
at 04:27
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
Lina looked at her compass and their rudimentary map.   She oriented herself to the map like she was taught and took a bearing.


"It looks like it should be that way. What do you think?", Lina said pointing into the trees.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:28, Wed 06 Nov.

Elliot Charles Pendergrass
 player, 89 posts
 KS-S6E
 Nuclear Physicist
Wed 6 Nov 2019
at 13:51
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
"Works for me." Elliot prepares to bring up the rear as the team awaits Jimmy's go-ahead.
Tim Charles White
 player, 140 posts
 KR-P44
 TL/Gunner
Wed 6 Nov 2019
at 19:43
Re: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud

Tim takes a knee as the map is consulted and bearing made. He watches the shoreline and out to sea while keeping an ear out for threats. The last is unlikely to happen unless they drive a tank along the cliff line.


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