What Fear Lurks In The Hearts Of Men.   Posted by The Darkness.Group: 0
Alison Foster
 player, 300 posts
 Mercenary
 British ex-pat
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 16:19
What Fear Lurks In The Hearts Of Men
Alison slid back to the ground, nursing her leg. She is exhausted. She only intended to close her eyes but she falls asleep quickly.
The Darkness
 GM, 629 posts
Thu 20 Sep 2018
at 05:06
What Fear Lurks In The Hearts Of Men
The woman called Lynn continues to rotate her head, watching for something that isn't there.

"Same as you, we were running from the chain worm."
Sam Damon
 player, 297 posts
Thu 20 Sep 2018
at 08:11
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"Chain worm? What is that? All we knew is that there was a dreadful racket, and everyone else was running, so we thought it a good idea to run as well."

Sam was curious. What was going on here?
The Darkness
 GM, 630 posts
Thu 20 Sep 2018
at 13:04
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"You mean, you didn't see it?!"

She seemed confused by your response.  As if it were common knowledge whatever she was referencing.

"All the damn light it gives off?!"
Sam Damon
 player, 298 posts
Thu 20 Sep 2018
at 13:10
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Sam was also puzzled. Why would he ask about something he already knew about?

"No, we didn't see it. We heard a terrible noise in the tunnels under the warehouses, and everyone else was running so we did as well. What is this 'chain worm' of which you speak?"
Charles Mallory
 player, 105 posts
Thu 20 Sep 2018
at 13:30
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Groaning Charles climbed to his feet knocking leaves and bug off his clothing. "I saw part of something back there. Saw enough ta know I didn't want to see the rest of it. Where did that thing come from?"
Alison Foster
 player, 301 posts
 Mercenary
 British ex-pat
Thu 20 Sep 2018
at 14:40
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Alison shrugged, she had no idea what any of them were talking about except Sam. “I was busy trying to run with a leg that has a fucking bullet hole. I heard something like metal scraping but no light, sorry.”
The Darkness
 GM, 631 posts
Tue 25 Sep 2018
at 14:30
What Fear Lurks In The Hearts Of Men
The young woman takes a few moments to settle herself while her companions continue to scan in all directions; their nerves still clearly on edge.

"We don't really know anything beyond what they look like and sound like...and only a few have actually survived to retell such things.  They started appearing right after the big accident downtown."

She shifts her attention to Charles...

"They say it looks like bits of metal strung together with sparks shooting out from the gaps.  Like some industrial christmas lights gone horribly wrong."

From the back, the one she called Mike speaks up...

"It's a damn army experiment and we're the guinea pigs!"

Lynn spins her head around...

"Shut the hell up with your stupid conspiracy theories!  They don't help!  All you do is scare people with that shit!"

"So, you actually saw it?  Or some of it anyway?"
Charles Mallory
 player, 106 posts
Tue 25 Sep 2018
at 14:48
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Sitting on a nearby log Charles nodded, "Yea. What little I saw sounds alot like waht ya described. It was sorta like a long segmented arm or maybe even a tentacle with somekind of blueish glittering lights along it. Didn't see much after that glimpse we were doing our best ta get out of the place from then on."


Alison Foster
 player, 302 posts
 Mercenary
 British ex-pat
Tue 25 Sep 2018
at 15:01
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Alison huffed, “I need a damned gun.” She sneered at the woman but soften at once, “Maybe some kind of aerosolized hallucinogen?”
The Darkness
 GM, 632 posts
Tue 25 Sep 2018
at 15:41
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Lynn shook her head...

"We've seen enough bodies, or...well, parts of them, to know it's not imagined."
Sam Damon
 player, 299 posts
Wed 3 Oct 2018
at 10:29
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Sam picked up on something.

"What can you tell me about the big accident downtown? We're not from here, we were brought here against our will."
Alison Foster
 player, 303 posts
 Mercenary
 British ex-pat
Wed 3 Oct 2018
at 13:01
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Alison just shook her had and listened to Sam’s interrogation.
The Darkness
 GM, 633 posts
Wed 3 Oct 2018
at 13:13
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"Oh yes, you did mention you came from the military camp.  We're all prisoners against our will now a days."

She looks around nervously and motions for everyone to move further into the treeline under the cover of darkness.  Her tone relaxes as she grows more comfortable in the soft black embrace of the forest.

"A few weeks back there was a huge explosion in the city.  Took down an entire building including the club that was open at the time.  Lot a bodies from that one.  Initially they said it was an industrial accident but most people didn't believe them.  Thought it was a terrorist attack or something like that.  Then they came out and said it was an old waste dump for the military and it got triggered and went off somehow.  They've been rather tight lipped since then." 
Alison Foster
 player, 304 posts
 Mercenary
 British ex-pat
Wed 3 Oct 2018
at 13:20
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Alison was a bit skeptical about th explanation to the explosion. ”That can’t be right, Captain. It just can’t. A munitions depot would NEVER be under a civilian population. Further such a facility would have multiple safe guards to prevent explosions. Munitions are handled in such careful fashion that this story is almost certainly not only a lie, it such an obvious one that it is meant to make people like you and I suspicious.”
Sam Damon
 player, 300 posts
Wed 3 Oct 2018
at 15:15
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Sam nodded.

"That certainly sounds fishy. Anyone know some local first responders? What is the media saying?"
The Darkness
 GM, 634 posts
Wed 3 Oct 2018
at 16:19
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"Oddly enough, most every first responder on the scene was locked out, from what they tell.  Seems the military already had their own crews there before anyone else.  The few EMT's we've talked to, or anyone has talked to for that matter, tell pretty much the same story.  There's rumor that one or two who happen to be nearby got there before the military descended, but if they exist, they're keeping their lips sealed or have simply vanished.  I mean, how could nobody have gotten there before the military?!  It doesn't even sound plausible."

"As for the media", she snorts divisively,"they just keep regurgitating the same garbage over and over, like they've all been handed a script.  It's been damn near a month since it happened and all we hear about is 'toxin levels unfit for humans' and other such tripe."
Alison Foster
 player, 305 posts
 Mercenary
 British ex-pat
Wed 3 Oct 2018
at 16:27
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Alison nodded along with this. ”Captain, this I believe completely. I was...involved in something like this. I’d rather this just be between you me and our friend Charlie.” So she had some ideas about the general concepts they are dealing with, being military cover up and perhaps somethings else too.

”Did I mention I’d cut my left hand off for a gun right now?”
Sam Damon
 player, 301 posts
Thu 4 Oct 2018
at 09:06
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"I think all of us would be happier armed, Alison."

Sam turned back to the others.

"What is the current state of the rest of the township? Are people going about their business as normal?"
The Darkness
 GM, 635 posts
Thu 4 Oct 2018
at 13:06
What Fear Lurks In The Hearts Of Men
As the topic once more of firearms comes up, you can see the one called Jumper seems to perk up but ultimately remains quite.

"Yes and no.  Most people are simply going through the motions, trying to ignore what's happening.  Doesn't change the fact that the city is now full of soldiers...you can't go anywhere without being watched anymore.  Even the roads and bridges out of town are blocked...possible contamination we could be bringing with us or some garbage like that.  Some just prefer to live under a delusion, I guess.  The truth is, nothing has been normal since the explosion.  The soldiers, weird sightings, missing people...nothing is 'business as normal'."
Sam Damon
 player, 302 posts
Thu 4 Oct 2018
at 13:32
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"Weird sightings? What else has been spotted?"

Sam reckoned things seemed pretty strange here.

"Are things like telephones and the internet affected?"
Alison Foster
 player, 306 posts
 Mercenary
 British ex-pat
Thu 4 Oct 2018
at 13:33
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Alison goes to “Jumper” having noticed the reaction. She has her eyes on Jumper’s, ”I need, a gun. I’m a woman, yea I know I’m an amazon, but I been shot in the legs. I’m barely walking. The only chance I have of defending myself is good old Mr. Sam Colt. What can I do to get a gun? Do you know where there is one? Anything?”
Charles Mallory
 player, 107 posts
Thu 4 Oct 2018
at 13:44
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The old man sat quietly listening to the conversation and watching the surrounding woods. He couldn't fault Allison, he to would love to have a firearm at the moment.
The Darkness
 GM, 636 posts
Thu 4 Oct 2018
at 16:00
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Lynn and Mike shot heated glances towards Jumper.

"Shut up man!  We don't even know them and I'm guessing at least these two (pointing towards Alison and Sam) are military!"


"Oh hell, just tell them.  If they were with them guys we'd probably be on our way to the camp, or worse."


He seemed conflicted as to what to say and to whom as he kept putting his head down and looking up from Lynn to Alison to Mike and back down again.  Finally he spoke...to Alison...

"I...do know where to get some but...well like Mike said...how do we know we can trust you?"

His voice was broken and nervous and he began to twitch slightly, like a squirrel getting ready to bolt.  His name was beginning to make more sense now.

Lynn returned to Sam, calming herself before speaking again...

"All types of weird shit, yeah.  A lot of people say they keep seeing ghosts or talk about family members becoming possessed.  There definitely is a new atmosphere among people but I really don't think it's mass possession or any crap like that.  Others, however, talk about aliens or strange sounds and lights.  I mean, well hell, take those damn metal snakes."
Alison Foster
 player, 307 posts
 Mercenary
 British ex-pat
Thu 4 Oct 2018
at 16:59
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Alison had a bit of an angry look as she unbuckled her pants and pushed them to her knees. She leaned against a tree as the went down, revealing her ugly “granny panties” and both her thighs are bandaged. She reached down and unbandaged the one that was hurt less, but would look worse because there was a through and through wound. She had not seen them yet, but she could feel the staples in her flesh. When her wound came into view She balled up he bandages and threw them at Jumper. ”Take a good look, my friend. Yes I was military, British Royal Marine Corps Special Reconnissiance Regement. Now I’m a merc. I was here helping a friend, a damned friend, and then he disappeared and I got shot.” She wasn’t just talking to him she was talking to all the survivors. ”Now if anyone doubts my sencerity, come over here and have a good close look. I need a weapon. I am not going to use it on you. That would be fucking stupid of me. I just want to get the hell out of this madhouse.”