We’ve fought our way to a brightly lit room…what is inside?
Total XP: 200 for all
She was Prestan and dispatched by Lady Grey to accompany Chase and party as they arrived by the Rogue trader’s ship. That’s when things went wrong. Very wrong. They had been blindfolded for weeks and screams could be heard in the distance. Her other party members had been taken from their holding cell one by one until her own breath was the only one left to move the stagnant reeking air. Today was the day they came for her.
She was drug from her cell and as the blindfold was removed she found herself in a large room. What was once a narrow hall that had been hallowed out and was now illuminated by bright florescent lights. There in the chamber are two heavily armed soldiers that ‘escorted’ her, three guys in lab coats, three others with armor, and other men robed with tattoos. Walls have been scarred with deep pocks and singed black. The room is essentially brightly lit and shitty. In the distance there is the hit of gunfire. She is reassured by an older gentleman in a surgical robe. “This one will do very nicely,” he says while looking at her. He mutters, “1st unsanitary working conditions and now loud noises. She is hauled to a gurney in the middle of the room by her escorts and strapped in. A door flings opens and a soldier runs through. He makes it no further than two steps and his chest explodes. Almost in slow-motion she sees the room erupt in movement. She looks over during her surveying and sees that one lab tech has a gun in a holster hidden under his lab coat as he turns to the door in reaction to the heightened tension. She thinks on her options with all but her right arm are strapped down.
Outside in the hall, Drake nears the door hesitates briefly as strong sense of unease rolls over him. The sensation settles on him as the presence of inherent evil and a weakened veil.
Looking into the room Drake sees that there are three tubes around the room. One in the back to the right two in the front. There is something one of the front tubes. The one on the left contains a vaguely human-shaped mass that is sprouting tubes. There are many people in the hallowed-out room. Previously crowded around a metal table, they now move into defensive positioning. Toward the back of the room are 4 men in Flak gear ready their weapons. On either side of the gurney stands a lab geek dressed in white they seem determined in their work and do not move from the gurney, but look up in surprise and look about for orders. Another man dressed in a long, crisp white lab coat embroidered CMO is the closest to the door glances back and nods at the lab minions and they quickly go back to their business. They become secluded from view as 6 heavily tattooed men in robes surround the table providing cover. Out of Drake’s view off to the right side of the room a man in a dark flowing cape upholsters his bolt pistol.
Just outside the door Drake suddenly halts and hucks a grenade. The CMO and two of the closest robed men jolt from the blast as the other’s in the room react. The techs at the gurney are shocked that their impregnable tunnel had been breached and stopped one limb short to securing Trina down. Using this distraction Trina reaches with her free arm and snatches the gun from the aids holster unnoticed in the commotion. She then shoots him with a stub revolver in the r arm that was attempting to strap her down. Down the hall Pris sights the CMO with the longlas exploding his chest as Drake yells that the room shall be cleansed with blood for the emperor. This compounds the confusion and freaks out on the med techs. Zarkoff calls to the servitor and heads toward the door.
Back at the gurney one non-shot lab tech grabs for Trina and as her arm is forced down the tech loses his slips from all the blood on the floor. The second guy tries as well and loses grip as he tries to move the strap. Two of the robed dudes move closer to the door move toward Drake, they go to shoot and miss. One of the flak dudes takes cover behind Trina and shoots a lasgun at drake in the L arm; he soaks the pain as it passes through the arm. Another takes cover behind Trina shoots at Drake, but it is absorbed on impact. Two cultists shoot and miss. The caped man stalks toward the door. Trina shoots at the same lab dude, aims and misses. Drake throws another grenade, but it bounces and rolls back toward Drake and explodes. Drake is able to take the damage, but the two robed dudes near the door fall. Cracks spread through the two tubes that are situated by the door from the blast.
Pris aims and shoots at one of the robed dudes hitting him in the head, obliterating him. Z runs toward the door and as he stops along Drake he hears someone yell, “Flash down!” A photon flash grenade detonates in the hall. The world goes white and D & Z are blinded for 2 rounds. Down the hall Pris sees the white, but she is far enough away to remain unaffected. Pris sees cape dude steady his bolt pistol and aim it at Drake. BOOM! It hits him in the body, which he soaks. Drake feels the pressure as it deflects off his chest. A flack guys moves in front of cake man and shoots at Drake, misses. POP POP POP a semi auto round is fired at Drake only one hitting in the head.
The illumination from the Flash Grenade was enough to expose Pris. One flack guy sights P and shoots P, hitting her in the chest, briefly taking her breath. Drake heals minor and drops for cover in the dark tunnel.
Trina is still on the gurney with the two med techs and flak dude. She tries shoot at tech dude. The techs are now tired of struggling with Trina and one pulls out a knife and go to stab. A clang rings out as the knife hit the table. Prid aims at the guy in front of cape dude, hitting him in the body, but he does not go down. Zarkoff powers up and a brutal screech emits from him, echoing off the dark walls. Pris covers her ears in distress, Trina and Drake are unaffected. All of the suspected cultists except for the three remaining cultists are affected. Clank…… clank …..clank clank echoes in the hall a grenade goes off near Zarkoff and Drake. The guard in front of the caped man and goes to shoot, CLANG! It jams as emperors will show favor in battle. A bolt pistol is fired toward Zarkoff and hits him in the body. A shot comes down the hall at Pris, but the darkness cloaks her and it misses. Zarkoff has another shoot taken at him and it misses. Back on the gurney one lab guys manages to stab T with a scalpel; blood begins to weep from the puncture. Drake though blinded, still remains oriented and throws a grenade and it detonates in the middle of the room. Trina shoots again and misses. Pris fires at the guard in front of the Caped man again, searing his leg off as a look of horror crosses his face, and he hobbles out of range. Zarkoff quickly drops to the ground. Ping ping ping. A grenade lands next to Drake and Zarkoff, but they absorb all the damage. The cape man takes aim at Pris and misses at the long range. A semi auto also fires at Pris and mar the wall behind her. One man in robes with a big club jumps through the door and charges drake. He hits drake in the arm, his sight not returned enough to regain sight. He has a crazed look in his eyes. One lab dude hits T in the arm, while the other misses. In midst of battle and explosions the tanks have now begun to get a spider web of cracks. Drake shoots at the Club dude over him and hits. Trina has managed to loose her left arm now slippery with blood, gaining dexterity. Pris red dot sight shoots at cape dude and obliterates his left leg, not making a dodge. Zarkoff rises to his feet and fires his auto gun at dude standing over drake and misses. Pris is now the dominant target and dodges a semi auto burst. The next semi auto hits her, but glances off. Drake takes two hits from the cloaked dude and he is joined by another. Trina takes another stab from a scalpel.
The tube with the dude starts to have sparks as the body starts thrashing around as a muffled noise emanates. The psychic shriek hits Zarkoff. Cape dude passes out along with another flack dude. Drake spasms the robe dudes over him. They both go down. Trina tries to flip the gurney, she prays and makes it. In a half action and tries to unhitch her legs, and makes it, only one leg left. With the gurney on top of her. The fresh corpses on the floor begin to twitch. Pris sprints toward the door. Zarkoff rocks the full auto on the one standing flak guy by the door. Four remain behind Trina partly using her for cover. The two lab assistants are still trying to stab at Trina. The corpses eyes open and start to drag themselves across the floor. The corpses by Drake and Zarkoff start to crawl to them. Zarkoff and Drake notice them slowly squirming. Drake spasms the two club dudes, and gets up to run. Trina undoes her other leg. Pris makes it past Zarkoff and Drake in the hall and ready’s Mr. Wiggles. Zarkoff heals Drake. Pris prays for strength. “Those who heed the emperor need not feel his wrath.” The club dudes get up from the spasm and faces Pris. The stabbers miss Trina and the corpses start to squirm closer toward the doorway. One shoots at Pris and there’s a jam, another shoots and misses, the third hits and pushes Pris on the edge of too much. T get’s up to run, and the stabbers miss as she slides under and hides behind the tube at the end of the room. Blue flame fills the room as wiggles spews forth fire! It takes out all the guys. The lath pattern 6 is terrifying. The smell of roasted flesh fills the room. Z runs up to the doorway and fires suppressive fire, not hitting anyone, but all four dive behind the gurney and are pinned. Dude on fire keeps running around. One becomes unpinned and fires at the newly emerged Zarkoff. Terrified. They all miss. Drake attempts to heal and fails. T pokes out behind the tube and aims at the dude she already hit. FINISH HIM! But uh oh misses. Pris walks into the room and sees the squirming flesh mound in the cracked tube. Its eyes open, but one is missing and a bolt of electricity streaks out of his eye and hits. Pris recognizes the guy in the tube as the one that she tried to seduce. And she swings wiggles at the guys at gurney. Two run away in flames to die. The other two catch on fire, but hold behind the gurney. Z whips out the long las. The two guys behind the gurney squirm and put out the flames. The slight pity Pris felt turns on her and the body in the cage and shoots at Pris and puts her on the crit chart. Drake takes a shot at the tube and misses! Pris swings the flamer and the entire tube explodes and his skin starts to melt off, but he’s still alive even though he is coated in preston black and engulfed in flames. Z shoots at tube guy and hits him in the chest and the eyes roll around as he passes out from fatigue and the flames do the rest. The tubes pop out of his body. Both the pined gurney and one takes a pot shot at Pris and it cuts through the armor. Drake weapons jink the gurney dudes. Trina pokes out at and fires and misses. Pris drops wiggles and shots long las. Z suppressive fires. One becomes unpinned and pulls out his auto pistol and misses. Other dude aim and misses Pris. Drake moves to weapon jinks and misses. Trina misses. Pris misses. Z long lases a gurney guy that has a bead on Pris; his eyes get wide as he slumps behind the gurney. The last dude behind the gurney shoots a grenade. And the damage is soaked by DP&Z. Drake aims and fires. As he ducks back down. In death. There is one unconscious left.
You there what are you doing?
Who do you serve
The Emporer, who do you serve
Z the inquisition
She met up with chase. And was investigating cult activity. There is a door way behind. They lay unconscious. She is with lady grey and is a native Preston.
They pick up weapons. Good quality bolt pistol (Z+15) with inscription and skulls. Hilt has green flames on both sides, “to my favorite nephew, the green flame of Presta” 15 bolt shells.
Good quality guard flack armor., 4x regular guard flack, 4auto guns, 100 mans stopper bullets, 10 stub automatics, 500 rounds of ammo, monosword(T), 3x regular swords, old guy had a warped data disk, when drake touches it and it feels unclean. The words “phylus’s research is scrawled on it. No ID or thrones. The captain from the hall that was shot and a +guard flack, and a good quality las gun.
The servitor walks into a room. And we send him down the room. There are 4 prisoners strapped to the wall in rags. Are you rats? Did Rogan send you?
Z takes a look at the cogitators (computers) and he decides that the disk cannot be analyzed here.
The group decides on signals. Z beep boop brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. T will play with skulls. Pris will nonchalantly grunt with shrug.