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Postby Infected Mushroom » Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:18 am

Paul Lacrosse

This is not good...

As he heard Lorelei returning fire close to him, Paul was laying face down on the grass; the ground felt extremely icky and he accidentally tasted a bit of mud. The sound of gunfire was so loud he feared he may go deaf. As a police detective in the narcs division he had seen combat, but not quite in a war zone such as this.

This is life and death...

His MP5 was still in front of him. Paul reached a hand behind him and unclipped a back up magazine. Still on the ground, he moved around to try to reload his weapon.

More gunshots all around...




Shiroi Kasamoto

Shiroi Kasamoto made her move at last. During the fierce firefight, the ninja woman had quietly disappeared off to the side, vanishing like shadow to re-calculate the best angle of approach.

Since a few of the goons had been hit, though not incapacitated, they were distracted and now was the time to strike,

She appeared from the tall grass but within a split second she had launched and executed an incredibly fast acrobatic leap across a complete meter, as if a leopard springing into action. There was a SWISH of the deadly metal and as the katana passed, one of the three goons was immediately decapitated... the gruesome thing landed like a soccer ball a good distance away by one of the oaks.

Shiroi paused not a second before turning and making another vicious slash... a second goon went down, screaming with pain as his stomach was devastated... thankfully the scream was cut short for the cut was surgical (as if the slasher knew exactly where to carve for a quick kill).

Despite the visceral, brutal nature of the close quarter kills, Shiroi felt not a single ounce of hesitation or compunction.

These monsters... they deserve far worse...

That left the third goon, emerging from a tree half a meter away (it was the same one that had avoided Lorelei's earlier attack). He had a rifle out.

Shiroi turned and leapt across the forest... following skilfully with a roll which saw her disappear behind a few large rocks.

The gangster fired off his rifle but Shiroi was so fast that two rounds trailed her movements, causing patches of dirt and rock to fly up from the impacts.

BANG! BANG!
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Postby Madrinpoor » Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:05 pm

Infected Mushroom wrote:Antihero

The machine-gun fire continued to rain down against them. However, for now the trees and the rocks provided protection for him and his ally Avati, though there was no guarantee for how much longer. Well... at least Avati had radioed in the reinforcements. Even amidst the suppression, Antihero tried to listen out for any footsteps though it was difficult. The vigilante kept his M4 raised, ready to fire should any mobster make a clear showing.

After a few minutes, a series of deafening cracks echoed across the forest. The machine gun fire seemed to slow down... some of the guns were being silenced.

Tom you devil...




Avati breathed a sigh of relief. They could move now. His radio call had been useful. The backup had come.

Infected Mushroom wrote:From another hill overlooking the hill, Tom Gabriels opened fire with his sniper on the mob machine-gun nest with the accuracy and wrath of an avenging angel. One by one they fell as Tom began to silence the guns with long range shots.




As the machine-gun fire began to subside, the Mafia flank finally attacked. A force of seven goons rushed in from the side of the forest towards Antihero and Avati. Antihero wasted no time in turning and shooting, all whilst maintaining prone position to maximise cover as possible.

BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!

Despite carrying an automatic weapon, Antihero shot in single rounds, favouring accuracy and trying to make every single round count.

The mobsters fired back, many of the armed with AKs but they began to fall one by one; they were demoralised that somehow the machine-gun fire had stopped and Antihero's accuracy was unrelenting.




The mobsters attacked, and Avati's eyes widened. He turned off the safety of his gun, and got ready to ambush as they were focused on Antihero. He jumped up — BANG! BANG! BANG! Avati fired three shots, and one of them hit. Then he dropped back down and aimed at another one...BANG! BANG! Two shots. They noticed him and he rolled back behind his rocks. That might distract them for Antihero...
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By stepping out of his cover to get a better shot at Shiroi, the Gangster had made a mistake. (Or had he? Given the kill record of the last few seconds, it seemed reasonable to focus exclusively on the Ninja-Lady)

Now Lorelei had a clear line of sight and used it. Aim and fire. 3 shots. 2 hits, shoulder and chest.
The gangster started to scream but it was more of a moaning, before he dropped to his knees and ultimately fell over.

Lorelei had immediately moved behind cover again, then peeked out on the other side of the tree, expecting more enemies. As there were none she creeped up to Paul, to help him up but at the time he had managed that himself. "Seems like there are no more goons in the im... Oh, right reloading." Lorelei took out the spare magazine. Was it the 15 or the 10 round magazine? She checked. 15. How many had she fired? Two plus three plus three. Eight down, Seven left in the gun, including one in the barrel. She held the full mag between thumb and index finger, held it downwards below the grip and dropped the one with six shots left, holding it between the lower fingers and the palm then turning both magazines 180° and inserting the full one. A neat sleight of hand, that took her mind of the situation around her for a very brief moment.

She saw Shiroi through the trees about 10 meters ahead. "Let's go," she said and moved forward. As she passed the thug she had just shot, saw him lying on the ground, incapacitated, bleeding to death, she stopped. Her eyes widened. "What was his name?" she asked. She thought about checking him for an ID but why should he wear one? Or why should she care? Lorelei tried to call to her mind the words from Kevin and Shiroi. She tried to feel empathy for the burning, passionate hate, that the two had for every single member of the mafia. She could not feel it herself. She wanted to stop the Mafia. Maybe she hated the members that had in the past abducted, abused or killed some of her friends. But she did not hate the man, who was right now suffocating on his own blood because Lorelei had put a bullet through his lungs.
Still, she had gotten herself into a situation where they shot at her and thus she shot at them and if some of them died in the process, this had to be okay for her. At least for now.

She was still staring at the corpse but slowly regained awareness of her surroundings. "Sorry. ... I'm okay."

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Postby Infected Mushroom » Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:48 am

Paul Lacrosse

"Great work Lorelei," he said, still a bit white in the face and placing a hand on Lorelei's shoulder. "I'm a bit rusty. Major thanks for the back up."

God damn Paul what have you got yourself into? And this is only Day 1.

Paul only realised NOW that his heart was racing, he was flooded with adrenaline... in the aftermath, his knees felt a bit weak.

Paul couldn't believe it. Now in 40 (approaching mid life), he was re-experiencing the adventurous life again, reclaiming his honour. However, he steeled himself for he knew there was much to do. If he fired his MP5 again, he'd go for controlled bursts or singles; he had vastly underestimated the recoil and the spread.

Shiroi strolled over. Paul looked up, intrigued.

Dressed in that black cloth combat outfit, she was an enigma to him. Fearlessly lethal, steeped in mystery...

He watched as the Asian woman radioed in the kills, the woman grimaced slightly as she wiped her blood-stained katana against a part of a tree.

Why fight with a sword when you had guns? Still, he couldn't complain, she had just taken some down.

"Alright, we better advance carefully," Shiroi said, sheathing her sword again to cover to avoid needless reflection of the steel blade possibly giving away position. "Since Steve is still-"

YIANNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGG!!!!!

High above them, perhaps 8,000 feet in the air, a high speed object flew by and disappeared towards the Southwest. Paul saw it as well...

WAIT-

If his eyes didn't deceive him, he thought he saw a silhouette of a person, flying on some kind of a board or glider... but there was no smoke trail or any kind to suggest propulsion. The unidentified flying object was gone and out of sight, suddenly arcing downwards over some trees and vanishing under cover far away.

"Wait what the hell was that?" Paul cried out.

"I don't like it," Shiroi said. "It's heading in that direction and if I'm not mistaken... that's where our vans are."

"It's not an airplane or a heli," Paul insisted. "I thought I saw a person."

"Airplanes don't sound like that," Shiroi confirmed.

Shiroi tried to make sense of it, adapting quickly.

"Alright, I'm radio-ing it to Tom and I'm going to double back, figure out what the problem is and check our transports. Paul, go ahead and meet up with Steve, make sure he's okay."

"You sure you'll be-"

"Yes. Let's not waste any time."

"What about Lorelei?" Paul asked.

"She can choose; though I wouldn't mind a bit of drone coverage ahead," Shiroi said. Without waiting for much reply, the ninja woman turned and prowled off in the general direction towards the vans; it would take a while to get there.

Paul turned hesitantly forward. He felt he should go back as well but Shiroi had decided.




Vel Kazo

Vel Kazo was now in the battlefield. As he was flying into the area at maximum speed on his magically-powered glider, he looked down and across with his enhanced vision. From the great height, he could see flashes of gunfire here and there (though the vegetation and trees provided too much cover to clearly make out any actual enemies). However, the Mage of Steel tapped into his powers and used his "Steel Sense" power (a mystical ability that allowed him to sense and detect large concentrations of steel and how far they are).

These enemies must have travelled here, by plane or by car. If I'm not mistaken, the vehicles are all hidden in some tree brunch somewhere.

As he flew around, he lowered his speed somewhat and made a calculated dive under a large forested area (he didn't want too many enemies to see him and be alerted of his entry). Whilst in flight, he calibrated his Steel Sense. He was aware of where The Vault and it's steel defences were located so he focused elsewhere... but he sensed another concentration, to the overall southeast of the map.

Yes, the transports. Without the transports, their legs will be cut off. They'll be trapped for Colombo to destroy.

He looked around and sure enough, he found them. They were well-hidden, carefully parked in a group under a large amount of densely forested cover and foliage (the trees were naturally tall)... it was hard to see with eyes but he didn't need to see. He knew; metal was his domain.

He lowered the glider to the ground. Leaving the mysterious glider in a stationary hovering mode, the Metal Mage stepped off and his boots made contact with the soil. He began to walk towards the vans and the cars.

Perfect material for a steel blizzard...

He stepped forward just a bit... then the man with the steel block face and glowing unnatural eyes raised both of his metallic gloved hands, focusing his power. As he did so, his gloves lit up with a purple glow and the purple cape attached to him began to blow about... a large number of parked vans and vehicles began to levitate high high HIGH into the air... there was a strange sound like a super magnet going off.

Soon, all of the Antihero Force's cars and vehicles were levitating high in the air, about five meters up. Despite the incredible height of the levitation, the tallness of the surrounding trees were such as to block out most of this from the vision of those in the far corners of the battlefield.

This is my favourite part.

He moved his hands around.

CRUNCH! CRACK! CREWWWWWWWWW!!!!

About a third of the flying cars and vans began to violently disassociate themselves. They were restructured by the powerful metal manipulation, being crunched together, broken, and recrafted into dozens and dozens and dozens of large steel balls, lines of steel javelins with pointed tips... As Vel Kazo worked, what was once inside the vans was either completely crushed in the restructuring or broken so that the pieces fell out of the suspended mess.

As Vel Kazo worked, he spoke quietly into his micro radio piece, having a direct line to the Vault's commander.

"Vel Kazo to Lion's Den. Steel Blizzard underway. Prepare to deploy the drones."

He was making the cannon balls. Now he needed the eyes to find the ants.

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Postby Infected Mushroom » Sat May 01, 2021 9:47 pm

Madrinpoor wrote:
Infected Mushroom wrote:Antihero

The machine-gun fire continued to rain down against them. However, for now the trees and the rocks provided protection for him and his ally Avati, though there was no guarantee for how much longer. Well... at least Avati had radioed in the reinforcements. Even amidst the suppression, Antihero tried to listen out for any footsteps though it was difficult. The vigilante kept his M4 raised, ready to fire should any mobster make a clear showing.

After a few minutes, a series of deafening cracks echoed across the forest. The machine gun fire seemed to slow down... some of the guns were being silenced.

Tom you devil...




Avati breathed a sigh of relief. They could move now. His radio call had been useful. The backup had come.

Infected Mushroom wrote:From another hill overlooking the hill, Tom Gabriels opened fire with his sniper on the mob machine-gun nest with the accuracy and wrath of an avenging angel. One by one they fell as Tom began to silence the guns with long range shots.




As the machine-gun fire began to subside, the Mafia flank finally attacked. A force of seven goons rushed in from the side of the forest towards Antihero and Avati. Antihero wasted no time in turning and shooting, all whilst maintaining prone position to maximise cover as possible.

BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!

Despite carrying an automatic weapon, Antihero shot in single rounds, favouring accuracy and trying to make every single round count.

The mobsters fired back, many of the armed with AKs but they began to fall one by one; they were demoralised that somehow the machine-gun fire had stopped and Antihero's accuracy was unrelenting.




The mobsters attacked, and Avati's eyes widened. He turned off the safety of his gun, and got ready to ambush as they were focused on Antihero. He jumped up — BANG! BANG! BANG! Avati fired three shots, and one of them hit. Then he dropped back down and aimed at another one...BANG! BANG! Two shots. They noticed him and he rolled back behind his rocks. That might distract them for Antihero...


Antihero

As Avati fired his pistol, Antihero continued to fire off his M4 repeatedly with measured, calculated, and consistent single shots. When all was said and done, the ground was littered with corpses. All hostiles had been eliminated.

Cautiously, Antihero got up from his prone cover and advanced, crouching... his eyes sweeping and his rifle aimed out.

Cautiously, he pulled out his radio. "This is Antihero. I think we got them all. No further contact with hostiles. How's the bird view?"




Tom Gabriels

Tom checked the landscape through the magnified scope of his Druganov sniper.

What a lethal day...

"Machine guns nests are cleared," Tom confirmed. "I think we got em all. ALL CLEAR. Proceed at your discretion. Over."

He checked his equipment, somehow, there was another line coming in from Shiroi. Was there another situation?




Antihero turned to Avati.

"Good job, that was a close one. We pulled through. Nice shooting."

Antihero walked up to the fallen mobsters and checked for spare ammo. Unfortunately, since they went with Eastern bloc weaponry, the mags were incompatible with his M4A1. He could trade to AK but he preferred the weight, accuracy, and feel of his current weapon.

"Ammunition is going to be tight. How much do you have?"
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Postby Madrinpoor » Sun May 02, 2021 2:38 pm

Infected Mushroom wrote:
Madrinpoor wrote:
Avati breathed a sigh of relief. They could move now. His radio call had been useful. The backup had come.



The mobsters attacked, and Avati's eyes widened. He turned off the safety of his gun, and got ready to ambush as they were focused on Antihero. He jumped up — BANG! BANG! BANG! Avati fired three shots, and one of them hit. Then he dropped back down and aimed at another one...BANG! BANG! Two shots. They noticed him and he rolled back behind his rocks. That might distract them for Antihero...


Antihero

As Avati fired his pistol, Antihero continued to fire off his M4 repeatedly with measured, calculated, and consistent single shots. When all was said and done, the ground was littered with corpses. All hostiles had been eliminated.

Cautiously, Antihero got up from his prone cover and advanced, crouching... his eyes sweeping and his rifle aimed out.

Cautiously, he pulled out his radio. "This is Antihero. I think we got them all. No further contact with hostiles. How's the bird view?"




Tom Gabriels

Tom checked the landscape through the magnified scope of his Druganov sniper.

What a lethal day...

"Machine guns nests are cleared," Tom confirmed. "I think we got em all. ALL CLEAR. Proceed at your discretion. Over."

He checked his equipment, somehow, there was another line coming in from Shiroi. Was there another situation?




Antihero turned to Avati.

"Good job, that was a close one. We pulled through. Nice shooting."

Antihero walked up to the fallen mobsters and checked for spare ammo. Unfortunately, since they went with Eastern bloc weaponry, the mags were incompatible with his M4A1. He could trade to AK but he preferred the weight, accuracy, and feel of his current weapon.

"Ammunition is going to be tight. How much do you have?"

Antihero did some nice shooting too, Avati had to admit. But of course he wouldn't. He just nodded and scanned the woods again.

"I definitely don't have enough ammo for another shootout like this where I waste bullets. I use a gun up close, that's where I do all my work. We need to get out of these woods."
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Postby Infected Mushroom » Tue May 04, 2021 7:22 pm

Inside Lion's Den/The Vault
Under the Earth


Pietro Gamgee

In the command room, Pietro turned to his subordinates.

“You’ve lost all contact?” he asked, white-faced.

“Yes sir, no ones getting back. Do you think that they-that they?”

Almost 40 soldiers gone? WHAT IS THIS?!!!

“Should we send more-“

“Not for now,” Gamgee said. “We keep the reserves up close. Prepare to deploy the turrets and the drones. On my command. When Vel Kazo says he’s ready.”

So you can defeat some infantry? Let’s see how well you fare against grand cannons, drones, and steel magic.

“Also, give me another ETA on Colombo’s forces. Tell him to hurry the hell up.”

“Sir.”

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Postby Kaledoria » Thu May 06, 2021 4:01 am

Lorelei let her Drone rise again. "Yeah, there seems to be another Mafia Guy," Lorelei reported to the team, as the frequency scanner picked up the new communication between Vel Kazo and the Lion's Den. "But different channel then the other teams, I can't decipher their signal." She saved the communication signals nevertheless, just in case she found a cypher later, like for the previous channel.

As the drone was high up in the sky, she could indeed make out some movement to the south, where their cars were hidden. But another thing caught her attention on the clearing in the west. The "concealed manhole" was open and there was in fact a hole in the ground and it appeared to have a ladder. But there were also smaller holes open, at the places Lorelei had wrongfully assumed to be landmines. They were to small for people and upon zooming in Lorelei saw that they were not going down all the way, but just small pits with ... something metallic ... inside them. Some device that was readied to pop up and ruin our day, Lorelei thought, possibly combat drones, turrets or some powerful ECM/ECCM devices.
"There is some movement to the west but so far no no enemies. Possibly a trap," she told the others. "As for that guy who just flew through the sky ..." she focused on the trees in the south. She could not see anything clearly through the foliage, but she could see, that the trees were shaking violently and every now and then a reflection of glass or metallic parts blinked through ... through the treetops. Much to high "Some kind of localized whirlwind maybe. Maybe a telekinetic who just tossed around our cars to cut of our retreat options! Telekinesis could explain how he flew through the sky and judging from the speed he is extremely powerful. So I guess our options are to abort the mission and try to escape north by foot, or to push through but we should move really fast."

Lorelei started running (at sustainable pace) northwest. If her sense of direction did not betray her, somewhere over there were Avati and Antihero and behind them the shack with the secret entrance.
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Postby Infected Mushroom » Thu May 06, 2021 5:59 am

A few minutes earlier...

Vel Kazo

As Vel Kazo continued to stand there and use his magic to shred up the levitated Antihero Force transports, he spoke directly to the Lion's Den.

"Vel Kazo to Lion's Den, I'd like those eyes out now."

"Copy that."




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Pietro Gamgee


Pietro got the confirmation. He turned to his officers. "Alright gents, this is it. Boot up the Grand Cannons, launch the scout drones."

"All of them sir?"

"Yes."

As his subordinates entered a large number of commands, Pietro spoke quietly on a direct line to the Steel Mage to further coordinate.




Across the northwestern side of the battlefield large swathes of the ground began to open up. THESE WERE NO MINE FIELDS.

Fourteen massive overbearing structures rose out, symmetrically spaced from each other... these were gargantuan, fully encased battle turrets with massive twin gun barrels with rotation option. Every Grand Cannon was gilded and encased in futuristic metal and each was roughly the scale and mass of several giant medieval towers stacked together. The main weapon of each Grand Cannon was a large outward facing gigantic twin barrel (that dwarfed the scale of any conventional military artillery). All the main guns (all across the separate 14 grand structures) were centrally controlled from the Lion's Den (which was located somewhere else under the ground).

Almost at once, all 14 giant cannons began to rotate mechanically, as if calculating for threats far away from their position.

Since the guns were remote-controlled from Command's computers... what were the six dozen blue-uniformed soldiers popping up from the ladders doing?

Well, they rushed into various positions to man a smaller network of 36 rotating machine-gun turrets strategically placed all around the Grand Cannons and attached at varying heights. Clearly, these additional machine-gun turrets (which had also popped out of the ground along with the Grand Cannons) were meant to provide close-quarters-point blank defence for the superweapons.




Antihero

Antihero and Avati continued to trek across the forest, their eyes highly alert to threats. "The shack should be nearby," Antihero said. "Let me double-check with Tom."

Tom Gabriels was nearby (sort of), but completely invisible. He crawled and prowled through the high forested positions above and behind them, effectively covering them with sniper fire at all times from hundreds of meters away.

"It's almost too quiet," Antihero said.

He didn't like this. It was for sure, too quiet.




Further holes opened up and now roughly two dozen Mafia scout drones were fully in flight. Coming out at a high velocity, they began to scan the forest and terrains, spreading out in a pre-planned formation... looking for opponents for the cannons to rain hellfire down upon. The flight path of the drones was quite quick and they covered quite a lot of ground rather quickly.




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Pietro Gamgee


The command room was busy. Everyone was glued to a separate screen, either watching through drones or the visual feeds of the cannons. Pietro himself was no slacker, he was studying over a dozen large screen panels at once.

We will hunt them down and cut them down like rats...

Still, there was problem. Formidable and far-reaching as the Grand Cannons were, their full range potential had never been realised (most of the Southeast was in fact, out of the reliable range). In fact, Pietro had some prior reservations about deploying these steel monsters before now because they needed to be finalized. However, with the assault forces down, this seemed to be the best play now.

Something caught his eye.

"Hey Simon give me a zoom in on Feed 19," he said imperiously.

The techies complied and Pietro was given a close up. Pietro squinted as he looked in through the feed of one of the eastern-most cannons; the targeting was unclear but the Italian scientist suspected he saw the flicker of some movement there by an elevated hill and behind thick trees.

"Switch the sensors to A12," he said. "Also, Simon, give me a direct command override over Turret 11. Do it now."

It was done.

Pietro sat down at a new chair, complete with a joystick controller and a bigger screen... and he liked what he saw. There was no doubt about it, two figures were heading a LITTLE BIT MORE WEST than they should... the masked soldier in blue, there was no doubt this was Antihero.

He didn't recognise the ally that went with Antihero but he suspected he was some kind of elite fighter from some kind of paramilitary vigilante gang that opposed the mob (or was he a merc from Europe?).

These would be HUGE KILLS.

Pietro's fingers hovered over the fire command as he moved to adjust the cannon... as his fingers moved... Turret 11 in the Northwest made giant robotic noises as the gargantuan gun moved in accordance with Pietro's touch.

The trouble was, these two were at the very very limit of the canon's tested range; the targeting was a little bit unreliable... but there was a risk the two could decide to turn east instead and go completely out of range.

Pietro got confirmation that only Turret 11 was in range, and barely so.

"Sir," a commander advised. "Perhaps it's best not to fire yet. They don't know these long range weapons exist. Even if you pulverise these two, we give the game away. The rest will run."

Pietro considered it.

The commander went further, "Let Vel Kazo work his magic and force them to run west. Make sure they are deep... DEEP into our reliable range, then fire and kill them all at once."

It was sound advice. Pietro was about to go that way, but then another COM came in.

"Sir, this is Turret 8, I've spotted something, it... it looks like a HOSTILE DRONE. I'm not sure, requesting further visuals-"

WHAT?! They have a drone too?!

Well, at least that explains how they've been able to outplay us. If that's the case, then they know about the turrets now.


"Well that leaves one play," he said simply.

He returned to the commands and made the final adjustments. This was his chance to score major kills.




Thankfully for Lorelei's drone, it was able to get out without getting destroyed or fired upon, where soon after it began to report on Vel Kazo's activities.




Antihero

Lorelei had warned Tom... Tom wasted no time in radioing Antihero. Through the COM, Tom got straight to the point, maybe too straight:

"Antihero. There's a trap. Head East Now."

Antihero trusted Tom with his life and he could sense the urgency in the voice. Without a second's further hesitation, he turned and put a hand rather firmly on Avati's shoulder.

"We have to head east NOW!" (it was rather rude and callous and he didn't explain; though his voice communicated the urgency)

Without waiting further, Antihero started rushing rapidly to the right back in the direction of the east, he could only hope Avati had started to follow because he just at that moment heard the sound of a giant artillery round going off; the calibre was unlike anything he'd ever heard.
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Postby Kaledoria » Thu May 06, 2021 7:40 am

As she saw the giant turrets pop up, Lorelei let her drone drop immediately, catching it just shortly over the ground. On the negative side, this meant, that she herself had to slow down, take cover. She though of herself as a very multitasking-able person but running through the woods, dodging trees while at the same time piloting a drone via semi-transparent heads-up-display, dodging other trees - that was outside her league. Finally she found herself with her drone and took it under the left arm (under the right was her encased laptop), just in time when Tom issued the warning to Antihero. Lorelei realized that she couldn't be to far away, either and started to run east, too. A massive gunshot. A moment of uncertainty then she heard the explosion behind her, maybe a hundred meters. She ran at full speed. Towards Tom, he would know what to do.

Even though Lorelei was hard pressed to fight against the panic, she realized one other thing. "George!" she shouted into the com, "You lied to us, this is no fucking prison."

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