Millersport Seaside District.   Posted by Chronicler.Group: 0
Folks
Thu 21 Jun 2018
at 01:26
Millersport Seaside District
  A freighter had come in, coming from the East, it had come through the Panama Canal, and it was laden with goods.  And in the fading sunlight of the evening, some of those goods were being unloaded.  The soft sounds of frightened tears could be heard if one had sharp enough ears, as the huddled, frightened forms were led down a gangplank and loaded, one by one, into a box truck.
John Steele
 Amnesiac, 2 posts
 Hard as Steel
 Who am I?
Thu 21 Jun 2018
at 01:48
Millersport Seaside District
It had taken John months to reach Millersport, in those months he'd appeared in dozens of newspapers across multiple states, yet he'd heard from no one recognizing him. John had accepted he may never find out who he was and decided to settle down here. It was as good a place as any and there was plenty of work to be done.

The amnesiac hero had heard about this shipment a few days prior, and had been waiting most of the night for it to arrive. He watched as the frightened huddled figures were loaded into the truck, and just as the last of them were loaded on he stepped into the glow sent off by the headlights.

He stood there a moment, a man in a dark grey suit with bronzed skin and dark hair. He slowly stepped towards the truck, ignoring any cries the driver made until he was right in front of the truck. He pulled back his fist and plunged it through the grille into the engine block. He looked up, his steel grey eyes locking with the driver. "If you don't want to get hurt, leave now."
Folks
Thu 21 Jun 2018
at 04:55
Millersport Seaside District
  The fellow in the driver's seat bailed out of the now defunct truck and headed away from the man who could punch an engine block into junk, yelling about "There's some guy, one o them wild cards, and he's pissed!  I'm outta here!!"

  From the rear, two more fellows stepped around, but these two were armed with tommy guns, and they looked like they were ready to have a serious, lead-filled 'chat' with the fellow punching their truck up.
John Steele
 Amnesiac, 3 posts
 Hard as Steel
 Who am I?
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 01:41
Millersport Seaside District
John turned to the two men who stepped out of the truck with a glare that could melt steel. "Leave now, run home to your masters and leave the women here and you won't be hurt. This is your one warning." John slowly stepped forward towards the men in an even gait that showed he wasn't afraid of them, or their guns. He glanced at the weapons in their hands. "And those won't help you."
Folks
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 04:32
Millersport Seaside District
  The fellow on John's left aimed his gun at him, and fired, the bullets spanging against his chest but not penetrating as he unloaded a clip of ammunition into the man who had so rudely interrupted him.
John Steele
 Amnesiac, 4 posts
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 Who am I?
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 22:02
Millersport Seaside District
John looked down at his shirt, now in tatters. "Now that was just rude, I've just had this tailored." John continued to walk forward, not even quickening his pace as he slowly approached the men with guns.
Folks
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 22:29
Millersport Seaside District
  The one with the now-empty clip looked at John, then at his gun, then swung it like a baseball bat, aiming for John's face.  The sound of breaking wood was clear as day, as it bent and stuck.
John Steele
 Amnesiac, 5 posts
 Hard as Steel
 Who am I?
Sat 23 Jun 2018
at 01:41
Millersport Seaside District
John pulled the gun off from around his face, staring first at the broken weapon, then at the man that swung it. "If the bullets didn't work, what made you think swinging it would?" John didn't wait for an answer as he sent his fist flying towards the man's face. He held back enough to avoid caving his skull in, but used enough force to knock the man out cold.
Folks
Sat 23 Jun 2018
at 03:14
Millersport Seaside District
  The fella answered "Never hurts to try."  Then he swung a bucket of something at John, the swing keeping stuff in until he stopped it, drenching John in a shower of something vile smelling that was definitely going to ruin his suit.  Not that it was in good health anyway.
Robert Vest
 Hero, 1 post
Sat 23 Jun 2018
at 03:25
Millersport Seaside District
A small patch of water by the docks began to bubble. This climaxed in a humanoid figure coming out the water. It appeared to look like a diving suit, spherical helmet and all. The suit was customized heavily and the outside material looked like it belonged in a sci-fi film. The being moved quickly across the ground to flank the broken truck. He looked at the armed men and took in their positions, wind speed, gravity, everything he needed to prepare his attacks. After seeing another man deflect bullets distracting them he utilized the time to fire an arm harpoon right into the other man's gun. He then charged forth the engage him in close combat.
John Steele
 Amnesiac, 6 posts
 Hard as Steel
 Who am I?
Sat 23 Jun 2018
at 04:21
Millersport Seaside District
John gagged and sputtered stepping back as the chum went flying into his face, bits of it getting into his mouth and eyes blinding and momentarily stunning him. He stumbled back, trying desperately to wipe his eyes with the sleeves of his ruined suit, he definitely hadn't expected that sort of attack. Due to his blinded state he didn't even notice the other man coming out of the water and dispatching one of the mobsters while he was busy trying to regain his vision.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:22, Sat 23 June 2018.

Folks
Sat 23 Jun 2018
at 14:17
Millersport Seaside District
  The one went down, John's fist having hit his chin (and broke his jaw, that old glass jaw. . . ) so that he slithered to the ground in a boneless, unconscious sprawl.

  His compatriot swore when a harpoon slammed into his gun, and turned to face the new person, muttering "Sad day when a good Mobster can't get his day's work done in peace!"
Robert Vest
 Hero, 2 posts
Sun 24 Jun 2018
at 22:24
Millersport Seaside District
Robert went to touch the last man standing with his glove to give him an unhealthy electrical shock. With his other hand he started to put him into a hold when he dropped.
John Steele
 Amnesiac, 7 posts
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Sun 24 Jun 2018
at 23:13
Millersport Seaside District
John regained his vision just in time to see the strangely dressed newcomer down the second mobster. "Thanks for the assist, but let's save the introductions till we've dealt with these men's victims." He turned walking over to the truck and opened the back, breaking any lock that might be on the door, and fixing the terrified women inside with a warm kindly look. "It's ok, you're safe now, your captors have been dealt with."

This message was last edited by the player at 01:33, Mon 25 June 2018.

Folks
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 05:10
Millersport Seaside District
  The people inside the box truck, a group of around thirty young women, all of apparent Oriental origin, were in a huddled group, and looked terrified when John opened the door.  There was a general chatter, but one of them finally asked, in very broken, hesitant English "You buy?  Buy all?"  She waved her hand at the lot of them, and repeated "You buy all?"
Robert Vest
 Hero, 3 posts
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 00:51
Millersport Seaside District
Robert set the stunned man done and quickly removed any other guns he might have had on him. Following the "Man of Steel" to the vehicle he scanned the women for damage before making his next move.
John Steele
 Amnesiac, 8 posts
 Hard as Steel
 Who am I?
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 03:26
Millersport Seaside District
John stared dumbfounded, they thought that he bought them? How could they think a transaction happened, didn't they hear the gunshots? "No, No buy free" He turned to the newcomer in the strange suit. "Is it too much to hope that you speak their language?"
Folks
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 03:35
Millersport Seaside District
  The one who had stepped forward cocked her head, clearly not really understanding at all.  Then she asked him something in her own language.   It was clearly her native tongue.

  Mr Vest found that, aside from a bunch of bruises in varying states of healing,  they were in pretty decent shape, but also a little malnourished.  Clearly, their captors hadn't fed them very well either.

This message was last edited by the GM at 03:47, Tue 26 June 2018.

John Steele
 Amnesiac, 9 posts
 Hard as Steel
 Who am I?
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 03:43
Millersport Seaside District
John blinked a couple times as the woman replied in a language he clearly understood, but it didn't stun him for long, it wasn't the first time he found out something he didn't know he knew. It'd been happening pretty regularly since he awoke in the desert, a hazard of not knowing your own past.  "I am very sorry to hear of your awful treatment, but I haven't bought anyone. I have fought and defeated those that took you captive with the intent of freeing you. There is a sea captain who owes me a favor who may be able to return you to your homeland, but he may not be able to bring everyone in one trip." He replied in their own tongue wishing he'd given the mobsters outside more of a thrashing, only true scum would treat women in such a way.
Robert Vest
 Hero, 4 posts
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 17:11
Millersport Seaside District
Robert did understand the language but that wasn't surprising to him. "None of these women are in any serious danger medically speaking" he said in a wheezy voice.
Folks
Tue 26 Jun 2018
at 20:45
Millersport Seaside District
  Since John appeared to speak her language, the young lady speaking for the group said "We can't go home.  If we do, our families will suffer, and we will just be sold again, makin g the gangs double money.  We need somewhere here in this country to go, but preferrably not a house of shame.  We woek hard, we can do laundry, we can wash dishes or cook or clean . . ."  Cantonese wasn't a simple language at all.
John Steele
 Amnesiac, 10 posts
 Hard as Steel
 Who am I?
Thu 28 Jun 2018
at 02:10
Millersport Seaside District
John frowned. "I'm not sure if I have somewhere like that, it might take time to arrange." He turned to the other man, switching back to english. "Thanks for the help by the way, I'm John Steele." He held out his hand for a shake. "These women need somewhere to stay here in the states, said they can work cooking and cleaning for the most part. Know anywhere like that?"

This message was last edited by the player at 02:12, Thu 28 June 2018.

Robert Vest
 Hero, 5 posts
Wed 11 Jul 2018
at 16:50
Millersport Seaside District
Robert responded to the handshake in kind. "I can think of several places within this city although maintaining a cover for a long period of time might require dealing with the police".
John Steele
 Amnesiac, 11 posts
 Hard as Steel
 Who am I?
Wed 18 Jul 2018
at 02:17
Millersport Seaside District
John shrugged,both at the solution and the lack of name given. "It will have to do, how long do you think it will take?"
Folks
Sat 4 Aug 2018
at 03:12
Millersport Seaside District
  Clearly, the girl who seemed to be the spokeswoman understood more than she spoke, and she bowed her head in agreement.  In Mandarin, she asked "Give us a chance, and we will work hard, and bring honor to you, but we will need some help, I do not speak as much as I can understand, but I do want to be an honorable woman."