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Author Topic: [D: LH] What Lies Beneath  (Read 19128 times)

July 10, 2017, 08:50:09 AM
Reply #450

NORMAN ELLINGTON
US Army Pilot
1903 Springfield Rifle- 3 5rnd magazines, 30 loose rounds
M1917 .45 Revolver- 18 loose rnds
Scota
LP: 16 S: 0  W: 4
PP: 4 AP: 3

Norman watches as the plane banks around and heads back over the island. "5...6...7, chutes. Maybe more, maybe not."

Looking around Norman sees a small group of Doc's medical students. "Hey, we need to track these chutes. They may be injured from jumping out...or worse from landing."

Pointing at the chutes, Norman waves the med students to follow him. Shouldering his rifle, Norman heads out tracking the downward path of the chutes.

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July 10, 2017, 10:45:17 AM
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As the bailout process took some time, the chutes were spread by time and slipstream over a long distance. As Norman ran, he could see that four of the jumpers would land within the city walls, how they would fair in landing, however, was not clear. At least one parachute was going to land outside Davaao's wall, but the sight that made his heart sink was at least two of the chutes were going to land in the bay, where the relentless tuna-sized piranha-like Flasher fish would rip them to pieces in seconds!

Norman could see there was a felucca frantically making preparations to disembark from the dock in an effort to save those two jumpers, and that left him with a decision, to race to board that small ship, to reach the men in the chutes that would land in the city, or to head for the poor sap that was going to land outside the wall.
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July 10, 2017, 04:52:49 PM
Reply #452

NORMAN ELLINGTON
US Army Pilot
1903 Springfield Rifle- 3 5rnd magazines, 30 loose rounds
M1917 .45 Revolver- 18 loose rnds
Scota
LP: 16 S: 0  W: 4
PP: 5 AP: 3

Norman watched the chutes and their potential points of landing. Making a quick decision Norman leaps into action.

Pointing to emphasize his points, Norman instructs the small group around him. "You two run and get on that boat. If they hit the water those fish will tear them to shreds."

Pointing to the next small group, Norman continues giving orders. "You guys get the group potentially landing in the city. Hopefully they will land in one piece."

Now looking at who's left, Norman gives his final order. "You are coming with me. We are going outside and saving the poor bastard that will land in the jungle....Now if there's no questions, let's move out."

Taking one last look at the three groups, Norman makes sure that there's atleast one human in each group. Figuring that it would help to see a fellow human in the midst of the chaos. Norman lets the first two groups move out.

Taking one last look at the solo parachute and the direction it's moving, Norman moves in that direction with his group.


OOC- it's your call who is with Norman, but I'd to use the plot point to have atleast one human in the other two groups. I'll use another point if you want to make sure a second human is with Norman's group.
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July 10, 2017, 07:17:25 PM
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Wanda Storm was with the group Norman went to board the felucca. Artie Monaghan took charge of the Lemurians heading off the chutes dropping into the city.

Albert Potterfield, and awkwardly, Sandra Hansen were with Norman as he headed for one of the gates in the wall, along with Chi-Dan-Ag and two of his soldiers.

Norman heard the pitch of the plane's engines change as the large aircraft lined up to ditch in the bay! The plane dropped gracelessly and hit the water hard. The nose of the plane dug in and bent downward as the fuselage broke right behind the cockpit. The plane came apart from the impact and it was clear, there was no hope of survivors of anyone that hadn't already jumped.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2017, 09:45:28 AM by Skygalleons »
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July 11, 2017, 08:23:19 AM
Reply #454

NORMAN ELLINGTON
US Army Pilot
1903 Springfield Rifle- 3 5rnd magazines, 30 loose rounds
M1917 .45 Revolver- 18 loose rnds
Scota
LP: 16 S: 0  W: 4
PP: 5 AP: 3

Norman says a quick and silent prayer for anyone that was left on the now sinking plane. Keeping his eyes on the single parachute as it continues to head for the jungle canopy, Norman tries to keep a steady pace and yet keep it in sight.

Speaking over his shoulder Norman quickly explains his plan "Okay, odds are our unknown friend is going to land in the jungle. You've heard the stories of what's out there. We go get him and get back as quickly and safely as possible. If we run into any of the local wildlife...I'll handle them, while you two see to the islands latest arrival."
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July 11, 2017, 10:01:05 AM
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Lemurians manning the gate had it open by the time the rescue party arrived and had it closed before they had covered twenty feet past the wall. The bigger dinosaurs usually avoided Davaao as the strength of the wall, combined with accurate crossbow fire from the defenders, had taught them it just wasn't a meal worth the effort. However, smaller dinosaurs would on occasion dart inside the wall if the opportunity occurred and the guards that protected the gates were quite diligent in keeping the trouble making lizards outside the city.

There were trails outside the walls that hunters and others used over the years, plus a few smaller ones that wild animals made, but, of course, the man in the chute was no where near any of them. Between the canopy of the jungle and the man's low altitude, it was getting difficult to keep the chute in sight. Eventually, he dropped out of sight and all they could do was move in his general direction, but then, came two very distinct sounds. One was the terrified screams of a human. Second, was the sharp report of gunfire! Chi-Dan took point and led the group into a steeplechase like mad dash to a small clearing to find the aviator's parachute caught in a tree with him dangling below and half a dozen 8' tall carnivores trying to get to what they considered lunch.

INITIATIVE!!
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July 11, 2017, 03:08:43 PM
Reply #456

NORMAN ELLINGTON
US Army Pilot
1903 Springfield Rifle- 3 5rnd magazines, 30 loose rounds
M1917 .45 Revolver- 18 loose rnds
Scota
LP: 16 S: 0  W: 4
PP: 5 AP: 3

Norman takes in the scene of the trapped human and reacts as quickly as he can.


Code: [Select]
1d10 : 4,  4
 1d8 : 3,  3
   Grand Total=7
« Last Edit: July 31, 2017, 04:32:46 AM by browncoat29 »
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July 12, 2017, 12:44:21 PM
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The clearing exploded into motion as the dinosaurs turned on the new prey. Chi-Dan and his guards were ready, but ended up being outmatched by the dinosaurs with Chi-Dan being severely injured and one of the others taking a minor injury.

Albert Potterfield crippled the dinosaur that charged him, but the creature got in a swipe with its claws that left the mechanic bleeding in the chest.

Norman had time to see Sandra Hansen scream, drop her med kit, and run with a dinosaur in hot pursuit! Regardless of what he might want to do, or who he might want to help, he was hard pressed by his own attacker and had to fight for his life.

Dinosaur goes all in with three attacks for 10, 7, and a fumble. Guess if Norman can survive the first two attacks, he might be able to do some serious damage with his third action.
GM (GM): rolling d6+d10
(5)+(5)= 10
rolling d6+d8
(3)+(4)= 7
rolling 2d6
(1+1)= 2

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July 31, 2017, 04:36:54 AM
Reply #458

NORMAN ELLINGTON
US Army Pilot
1903 Springfield Rifle- 3 5rnd magazines, 30 loose rounds
M1917 .45 Revolver- 18 loose rnds
Scota
LP: 16 S: 0  W: 4
PP: 1 AP: 3

Norman steps back in surprise as the lizards burst forth from the jungle. Doing hus best to dodge the attacks, Norman tries to get a shot off at the attacking dinosaur.

Dodge 1
Code: [Select]
1d10 : 7,  7
 1d8 : 8,  8
 1d4 : 1,  1
   Grand Total=16

Dodge 2
Code: [Select]
1d10 : 8,  8
 1d6 : 5,  5
 1d4 : 4,  4
   Grand Total=17

Attack
Code: [Select]
1d10 : 3,  3
 1d4 : 1,  1
 1d4 : 1,  1
   Grand Total=5

OOC-1 plot point for each dodge.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2017, 02:01:59 AM by browncoat29 »
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August 03, 2017, 05:00:24 PM
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The dinosaur attacking Norman overextended, and this let him get in a second shot, leaving the snarling creature badly wounded.

Status
                    W          S
Chi Dan         5           9
Guard 1         0           0
Guard 2         0           4

Potterfield      3           5
Hansen          1           5
Norman         0           0

Dinosaurs
                     S          W
1                   
2
3                   1           1
4                   2           11
5
6                   4           8

Initiatives
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August 21, 2017, 02:04:15 AM
Reply #460

NORMAN ELLINGTON
US Army Pilot
1903 Springfield Rifle- 3 5rnd magazines, 30 loose rounds
M1917 .45 Revolver- 18 loose rnds
Scota
LP: 16 S: 0  W: 4
PP: 1 AP: 3

Despite the solid hits on the dinosaur, Norman takes no time to enjoy the moment. Bringing the sights up, Norman gets teady to fire again.


1d10 : 5,  5
 1d8 : 7,  7
   Grand Total=12
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August 28, 2017, 09:33:11 PM
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Pursuant to my post about the futility of keeping games going, I'm going to put this out of its misery. Thank you for trying for so long on your own.  Best of luck with Brave New Worlds finale.
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September 11, 2017, 04:20:00 PM
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No worries brother. Thanks for letting me play it this long.
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September 12, 2017, 09:03:22 AM
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Sure thing. If you are interested in Star Trek, you can join me at http://www.shadowfleet.org/forum/index.php

This is a very active pbp site and new members are always welcome.
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September 12, 2017, 09:23:57 PM
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Denouement:

After driving off the dinosaurs outside the wall, Norman brought back the survivor from what he called a B-24 Liberator to the city. Altogether, seven of the crew survived the crash. The senior survivor was a Lieutenant Jeffery Thornton, but he deferred to a civilian named Diego San Phillipe. After recovering from the shock of the bailout, San Phillipe explained that he'd been sent to explore the green cloud dimensional transference phenomenon from this side of the effect. Several ship crews and aircrew reported seeing ships and planes into these clouds. After extensive debate, it was decided to send him and their plane to try and search for the crews if the USS Walker and USS Mahan reported missing in April 1942.

However, the loss of their plane will preclude following through on that search as San Phillipe had measured a 36 hour window of the green cloud that allowed travel in the other direction! He had jumped with an experimental device that had survived the jump. San Phillipe was surprised to find the mystery of the missing Macao Clipper had been solved and was available to bring him and the castaways home!

The next 15 hours were a blur as the survivors quickly flashed through prepping the seaplane for departure. The humans explained how to operate the oil pump, cracking plant, blast furnace, and all the other devices they'd built for the Lemurians. Carrying a full load of fuel as well as the survivors of the bomber, which only added two more than the Clipper left Manila what seemed like years ago, and was still well within the S-42's capabilities.

San Phillipe worked closely with Chester MacKenzie, Albert Potterfield, and Sam Mayo to tie the Interflux Transference Device into the Macao Clipper's electrical system. Finally, after 22 hours, everyone was ready. Glenn Applegate and Carter Jackson nosed the plane away from the docks and with one last look, they could see Lemurians as far as they could see. All waving, some weeping, but it was time to go for the humans. The plane accelerated smoothly, bounced several times and rose slowly into the air. Jackson circled Davaao twice before heading southward. Climbing to five thousand feet, what looked like a line of regular clouds were in the distance.

The plane flew straight for the clouds, which was something that most pilots knew was not the thing they should be doing, but San Phillipe was insistent. Just as the Macao Clipper hit the clouds, San Phillipe activated his device and instantly, both Jackson and Applegate had to fight to keep the plane level as the clouds switched from simple cumulonimbus clouds into the raging green monster that was both familiar and terrifying at the same time.

After what felt like hours, but was, in fact, only 17 minutes, the Macao Flipper burst out of the roiling green storm into a resplendent clear blue Java Sea! It took another nine hours before Jackson and Applegate brought the tired seaplane down to a picture perfect landing at the harbor of Darwin, Australia. During the long flight, the survivors figured out that it would be best to keep all word of the Lemurians and their world secret. The story would be that they had hidden in coves on one of the many uninhabited islands of the Philippines. The B-24 carried enough fuel in her bomb bay to refuel to Macao Clipper which had had her radio damaged by a Japanese fighter attack and took months to rebuild and signal their situation.

On landing, the story flashed across the newswire, but was quickly lost by the greater news of the stunning American victory in the Battle of Midway. This front page news story was actually a blessing, as it allowed the survivors to return home in relative anonymity to their overjoyed love ones. The return home was marred by the news that America was now deeply enmeshed in a world war of staggering proportions. Regardless of this sobering news, they were home and nothing could dampen their joy or lessen the opportunities now before them again.

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« Last Edit: September 12, 2017, 10:13:48 PM by Skygalleons »
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