| 21:30:34 2 October 2008
On forum: 01/22/2008
Red Storm Part 9 - The Wendigo|
"What is it" Mikhael asked the soldier, he was sick of these interruptions.
"sir we found it, the Wendigo... well Professor Sakharov found it, he counted it as an unknown source of radiation, it was strong enough to be a blowout but it moved like a living thing" said the soldier
"this is excellent news, send the squads that way to capture it" said Mikhael "and call for Red Squad to get a helicopter and go there, tell them to bring Gauss Rifles"
"you don't think the mercenaries will succeed?" asked the soldier
"no i know they wont succeed, i just want to test it" said Mikhael dismissing the soldier, he predicted in eleven days the plan would succeed, lets hope he was right.
---Mercenary Squad (Audio Recording)---
"Where did it go" said a voice
"shit I don't know, it was big and white" said another
"watch out OH MY GOD" said the first voice
Sound of unidentified screams and ripping noises, the recording ends abruptly.
Khalepski was supervising Red Squad and see the Wendigo be taken, he was staring at the freshly butchered corpses of four mercenary squads, they were all setting the Geiger counters off the charts, they kept a distance.
"Looks like one mean mother fucker messed with them" said a soldier
"yes, the Wendigo is a vicious beast, find the thing, keep a distance and use the Gauss rifles" Khalepski replied
It took them over two hours to find the beast but when they did it was something they didn't expect. A big white furry shape leaped into their squad, they ran in all directions firing their Gauss Rifles, missing it completely, the thing had massive five fingered claws that it used to rip its prey to shreds, it also was highly radioactive, as Sakharov had discovered, but its breath was not what they expected, radioactive and the coldest thing they ever felt.
One by one red squad was taken out until it was just Khalepski and the helicopter.
"shit" said Khalepski as he climbed onto the helicopter and aimed the gauss rifle "Pull up"
The helicopter rose a few feet in the air as he saw the Wendigo charging at him, he readied his Gauss Rifle as he saw it leap, flying straight at him. It all seemed like slow motion, he pulled the trigger hearing each heartbeat as the thing raised its claws and...
The shot hit it straight in the head, it fell backwards in mid air and crashed on the field below, several men in hazard suits dropped down and tied a rope around the Wendigo.
Mikhael will be please, thought Khalepski
"marsh?" asked Beaver again as they walked through the valley. "why the marsh"
"clear sky reborn, their base is there, we have to reach there before the march.
"but... why the marsh" asked Beaver again
"oh come on Beaver, shut up about your Bloodsucker fear" Buffalo said, he was getting annoyed
"well its easy for you, you got a blue glowy thing that makes you run longer" said Beaver
"yeah but he never uses it" Shadow reminded him "he just plays with it, LIKE A GOD DAMN FIVE YEAR OLD
"well go fuck yourself" said Buffalo "your just jealous"
"If i was jealous i would have it already" Shadow said
The walk was long and dreary, they finally reached the path to the marsh in Garbage, the walked through the path, the great swamps before them,
"if anything moves, well you know the drill lets go" said Shadow as they began the crossing.
They heard rustling as if being stalked and whenever they talked to Beaver, he replied in a high pitch voice.
"hurry up Beaver" said Buffalo
"ooOKkk" said Beaver
They walked and walked until they found themselves staring at a long path of bushes and reeds.
"Lets go" said Shadow as he and Buffalo marched in, Beaver stared for a few moments but heard something behind him and ran in screaming.
"SHUT UP BEAVER OR YOUR GOING TO WA..." Shadow was cut off, there were several guns aimed in their face...
I'm back baby.
| 21:32:26 2 October 2008
On forum: 01/22/2008
Red Storm Part 10 - Call to Arms|
(I have added up to part 10 and completed the series, plus epilogue, I will upload the rest of the series later, enjoy)
In the shadows of life and death, people search for inner meaning...
Death strikes all as swiftly as the night...
But life strikes only the lucky...
Or are they really...
---Khalepski and Mikhael---
He watched as the massive beast was hauled into a tank, the tank was airtight ensuring that the radiation doesn't leak, it was mounted on a truck and was driven to a lab, deep in Kiev.
"its is done" said Khalepski
"excellent, we shall be sitting in office, the world trembling at our feet" said Mikhael, it was ten more days until their plans succeeded.
---Vironin and Dirov---
"This is madness" said Vironin "not only do you betray duty but you are now declaring war on us"
"Vironin, Duty failed its mission a long time ago" said Dirov "Theres only room for the Exiles"
And with that Dirov and his escort return to the Wild Territories.
"I'm sorry Dirov, really" whispered Vironin "GET OUR MEN TOGETHER, THE EXILES HAVE DECLARED WAR"
Duty vs Duty, its a fate he never wanted...
Gregor looked at them in surprise as they were marched to his tent.
"You followed me?" said Gregor completely surprised
"yes, we did, this is a war we cannot let pass" said Shadow
"yeah... what he said" said Buffalo, they still didn't know what Shadow was doing.
"Good, we need all the help we can get, we will meet you in Garbage in one day" said Gregor "bring as many as you can"
And with that he ordered his soldiers to lead them out of the marsh...
If life and death cannot combine...
What is between...
Death of death...
Life of life...
They were left at garbage and Beaver headed with full speed towards Dark Valley, he reached Dark Valley by nightfall and quickly headed for the bandit base.
Beaver headed to Borov's Office when he found Lukash's empty, he found them negotiating with several mercenaries.
"Ah!, I was wondering when you would return" said Borov
"we were told to come and gather some help" said Shadow "the army marches in garbage and we need all the help we can get"
"Army? you mean the military" asked Lukash
"no, the Clear Sky Reborn" said Beaver
"Clear Sky? I thought they were gone" said one of the mercenaries
"They were, they reformed and are preparing to war with the zone itself and with it I assume the Red Flag who caused all this" said Beaver
"they ruined everything for us, we will prepare, but we must be careful" Said Lukash "where are the others"
"Buffalo went to Agroprom to see the stalkers and Shadow went to gather loners in cordon and search for Sidorovich" said Beaver
"why Sidorovich" asked Borov
"I don't know... he said he had a plan" said Beaver
---Buffalo and Master---
Buffalo found the place all right, it was a large factory, he walked inside and found stalkers gathering, waving happily and as they downed bottles of vodka, it was a nice enough place to be but he had a mission.
He walked up the steps until he found the leader, Master. He had heard of him, he was apparently a master Stalker who had traveled all over the zone.
"hello, here to join the clan?" asked Master
"Im here to ask for your help" said Buffalo
"Very well, what is it you need" asked Master
"I need you to ready your men for war" said Buffalo
"War?" asked Master "which war?"
"The war against the zone" said Buffalo
"every day is a war against the zone" said Master
"but tomorrow we gather and march north, to fight the zone and well whatever the zone throws at us until we reach the powerplant" said Buffalo
"well... the power plant you say, only region I never seen, well I will prepare whoever is willing, where do we meet" asked Master
"Garbage, we gather there" said Buffalo
---Shadow and Fanatic---
He ran through, past the old blockade, ran down the road until he reached the spot he was ambushed, not even a shell casing was left, nothing to show they were there, sure its been days but still, it was quite unnerving.
He ran through the camp until he saw Fanatic.
"where is Wolf?" Shadow was in a hurry
"hes dead, he met his end to the north" said Fanatic, the newcomers face was familiar
"who is in charge of the village" asked Shadow
after a brief pause Fanatic said "I am"
"well we need to move quickly, our forces gather to the north and we need your help" said Shadow
"help with what" asked Fanatic
"we are heading north, we are marching to war" said Shadow
"what war" said Fanatic
"the war against the zone" said Shadow "take whoever is willing"
With that Shadow ran for the familiar steps to see Sidorovich...
---Shadow and Sidorovich---
He ran down the steps, turned the corner and opened the door, Sidorovich was sitting at his usual chair.
"hello... Shadow! i haven't seen you in... days" said Sidorovich "what is it you want"
"you still have contacts with the military?" asked Shadow
"yes why, want to negotiate your execution?" asked Sid laughing
"no I want you to tell them that the zone is expanding and the only way to stop it is to head to the center" said Shadow
"why?" asked Sid
"because an army of stalkers is gathering and heading north, we need to distract the Red Flag and Monolith, we need access to the north" said Shadow
"I will see what I can do" said Sid
"thank you" said Shadow as he got up and left, time to go to garbage, it was almost morning...
I'm back baby.
| 17:20:42 5 October 2008
On forum: 01/22/2008
Red Storm Part 11 - Battle March|
It was unlike anything guide had seen, an army of stalkers and bandits and others to the south, and duty against duty to the north, had the world gone mad.
He thought he saw Fanatic to the south, he was probably facing his destiny by now, lets hope he survives this, we need a good leader these days.
Guide headed north to see more of the new zone.
Gregor was looking in Awe, the three of them managed to unite the zone against the zone, or at least the southern zone, the north was a battleground they must pass.
The army marched immediately, no point letting the zone wait, they marched north and had few incident, a rookie walked into a purple pool on the ground and his legs melted, he fell into the liquid and disappeared, a new anomaly it seems, worst that a fruit punch and appears on the surface, the zone was getting more dangerous, the boys called it a Chemy.
They walked through to the gate to bar, it was abandoned and swung ajar, they walked through, they past several bigger and stronger, highly volatile whirligigs, (swhirligigs, the stalkers CREATIVELY called it) and they marched on, there was nothing all the way until.
Dogs barking in the distance, the barking was coming nearer and nearer, from behind.
The stalkers turned around to see a large pack of dogs charging, several pseudos also followed but what was leading scared them the most, a fairly large, three headed dog.
"THE CEREBUS" shouted a rookie, the dog of legend that scared the rookies of cordon.
They let off, there was a good hundred of them and they poured out endless fire from their guns, the dogs had no chance, but they didnt back down, instead they leapt. The dogs were on them before they could finish reloading, people were getting mauled all around and they fired hopelessly until...
One of the Cerebus's heads was hit
Another one was hit
The last one was hit and it fell over dead. The dogs immediately fled leaving a large amount of wounded stalkers behind. They turned to see who fired and saw a lone stalker walking down the hill, an AK-47 at his side and a Mosin-Nagant in his hands. He walked down the hill and approached him, then he cleared his throat.
"My name is Owl, I have come to face my destiny" said Owl "or Die if the zone wills it"
He couldn't believe it, he watched as Owl came down the hill and joined them, Owl was in retirement, he hated other people, so why did he just join an army just like this. It was amazing, guide decided he should watch these men from now on.
He followed them through bar, and thats when the war began. He saw Dutyers and exiles in a great battle, the army just marched right through the city until the two forces saw them, it was quite comical, they all dropped what they were doing and saw a large army just marching through their city, at one time they would have stopped them at the gates but no one was there to report it.
"halt" cried a Dutyer "state your business... stalkers"
"we are passing, either join us, get out of our way or meet your end" said Gregor
The Dutyer ran off, probably to tell Vironin, excellent Gregor said as he saw exiles back way, probably thinking we were reinforcements.
"what the hell is going on" said Vironin as he was led by the Dutyer to the army, Gregor ordered them to continue.
"Who are you" shouted Vironin "you have no business here"
"yes, we have no business here, we have business to the north and this is the quickest route, there are other routes but this is more direct" said Gregor "there is nothing you can do to stop us, you may join us or surrender, we are fighting the zone and we have no business with you"
"fighting the zone" said Vironin in disbelief "Duty, fights the zone"
"No you don't, you fight Exiles, they are not the zone" said Gregor
"but.." Vironin couldn't let someone else fight the zone, he and his followers dedicated their lives to this, it was either call off the fight or be failures "STOP FIGHTING" he screamed
His men lowered there weapons and marched over to him, the exiles did the same.
"surrendering?" asked Dirov as he marched towards him
"this fight is over" said Vironin "this man is leading his troops, he is fighting the zone, we cannot let him fight it without duty's assistance, and I'm sure there will be plenty of weak and wounded during this, this war goes nowhere while this man finds something worth fighting, something we prepared our lives for but never truly did, I am going north"
"really? asked Dirov "then... we will march, the Exiles will not disband Vironin, but our duties require this of us" and with that he marched north, signaling his men to follow.
"I am sorry, we could have dealt with this earlier" said Vironin "we march north, to glory or death"
And with that he marched north, as did Gregor.
I'm back baby.
| 17:22:39 5 October 2008
On forum: 01/22/2008
Red Storm Part 12 - Calm before the Storm|
They did the impossible, not only did they manage to lead Bandits and Stalkers, but they united Freedom and Duty as well as Duty's offspring, the Exiles. They marched north, they would prepare the battle for the zone in the army warehouse, just what they saw, no one but Shadow had expected.
"my god what is happening" asked Gregor
"I asked Sidorovich if he can call his military contacts and 'tip' them off that the only way to destroy the zone was reaching the center, I figured if they fail they can always just clear a nice path for us" said Shadow
"Brilliant now we must plan" said Gregor "Freedom, Bandits and Mercenaries will take the city of Limansk, "Duty, Exiles, Stalkers will rush Pripyat"
"What about you and the loners?" asked Buffalo
"We are heading for Chernobyl, as will the loners and whoever Volunteers" said Gregor
"I will go" said Shadow
"as will I" said Buffalo
"meh, might as well" said Beaver
"I am going" said Owl "my destiny is there"
"And so will I" said a voice behind them.
They turned around and saw Guide walking towards them.
"Guide, your here? I thought you were exploring the zone" said Fanatic
"I am going north because I had the urge to a few days ago, now that hopefully the final battle of the zone is taking place, I want my part" said Guide
Fanatic looked at Gregor "my men are ready, we march to Chernobyl when?"
"Tomorrow, let us camp at the old farmstead, its far too small for all of us but we will need to rest somewhere" said Gregor
"How about the army base? asked Lukash as he pointed to a large force of soldiers leaving it, everyone inside it seems.
"Ill be damned, it looks like destroying the zone is finally more important than sitting in a base all day" said Borov
"after Kiev was taken of course it is" said Beaver "now lets get something to eat before we blow this joint"
They marched to the military base and snook in while the military werent looking, they made camp and waited for tomorrow.
"Our enemy have united, and the military press north, the Monolith are swarming the NPP, they are hampering our progress" Said Khalepski
"yes, our plans will go as schedule nonetheless, have you found the Keeper of the Heart?" asked Mikhael
"no but I found the man who does" said Khalepski
Doc walked through the Bar, it was fairly deserted, he walked inside the one hundred rads bar.
"I said come in don't stand there" said a friendly greeter
"hello... Doc is that you, I haven't heard anything about you in years" said Bartender happily
"where is everyone?" asked Doc
"heading north" Bartender Replied
"again?" asked Doc amazed at how stupid people can be, the north was a death trap.
"not for riches, they are fighting the zone, one last desperate bid, if they fail... all the stalkers die, if not the zone dies" said Bartender
"I have to join them" said Doc "you don't mind watching my dog do you?"
"um sure why not" said Bartender
Doc left the dog, couldn't bear losing him, he was in capable hands now, he walked outside and headed to Army Warehouse, he looked at his PDA to see a large group of stalkers in the warehouses, that was his goal, lets hope he wasn't too late.
He made it to the base and found several stalkers keeping watch. He approached them.
"Heading north" asked the stalker
"you?" he replied
"yes why?" the stalker asked
"good, so I'm heading to the right camp" said Doc merrily as the guard let him pass"
He would talk to the leader and help them reach the heart of the zone, he recently uncovered a PDA of a fallen Power Plant worker and had learned an access code to the heart chamber whatever that was.
"Sir we have news of Ghost" said Khalepski
"And?" asked Mikhael, ready for more bad news
"he's dead, found him in a lab" Khalepski said proudly
Mikhael sighed, then said "excellent, lets get the troops to the Plant, the monolith are fighting in Pripyat and Limansk, the military are trying to break through their defenses, get the Wendigo to Chernobyl, you will oversee Chernobyl, I shall head for the power plant with the remainder of our troops, take as many as you would need, and make use of our garrison there.
Khalepski sighed as he left the room, he would take two regiments and keep an eye on the Wendigo, he hated the thing already.
"Sir I have the prototype for you" said a soldier holding up a gauss rifle, with two extra gauss barrels.
"Excellent, this should help our victory" said Khalepski as he marched towards the elevator.
I'm back baby.
| 17:26:18 5 October 2008
On forum: 01/22/2008
Red Storm Part 13 - Three Roads to Hell|
Life, all have...
Taken for Granted...
Forgotten in Death...
"LISTEN UP PEOPLE" Gregor shouted "you know the plan, the military had a days head start, the monolith are entrenched, we have to fight through, to you positions people"
The army split into three forces, the Limansk force would head to the old mercenary camp, the path to the Forester's hut, the Pripyat force would head to the abandoned Barrier, the path to the scorcher, and the Chernobyl group would head to the old trail, along the path to dark valley.
The forces marched through their positions and sat, this would be a bloody battle, they had to be prepared.
"GO" shouted Gregor into his PDA and everyone marched, it was the day to remember, the week would go by and we would remember how we stopped the zone, or would not remember at all. I hope for all our sakes we survive, thought Gregor.
The force marched through the old path towards red forest, the walk was long and when they made it they found a pleasant surprise, the Insurgents all had their guns drawn, the group stared at them.
"I have come to see Milov" said Lukash as he and his men were led down the road to the forester's hut.
"Lukash what brings you here?" asked Milov
"still want to fight the military?" asked Lukash
"we are getting our base back?" Milov asked excitedly
"no, we head to Limansk" said Lukash "the military have a head start and we must reach the center before they or the Red Flag do"
"Limansk, where the others died why" asked Milov
"we are going to destroy the zone, either step aside or aid us but we are not going to loiter" Lukash Replied
"shit, just a second" said Milov as he ran to the Forester's hut, he emerged with an old man and returned to Lukash.
"Forester was wanting to go to the center of the zone a while ago, he has agreed to go with us, he believes the answers are there" said Milov
"okay lets go, Forester, do be careful, your knowledge of the zone shouldn't go to waste" said Lukash
"don't worry about me, worry about yourself" said Forester as they marched through the forest towards the bridge to Limansk.
They found the bridge and crossed it, they had hit their point of no return, there was no going back from here...
They marched through the old road to the scorcher, nothing in sight but cars and debris, they marched and marched until they heard something unnerving. Out of the bush a large bear emerged, its fur was matted and some areas it was missing, then he realized it was no ordinary bear.
"Shit a Pseudobear" a stalker screamed
The mutations of the zone had been spreading while Duty fought each other, Vironin thought to himself.
"FIRE" screamed Vironin as his men fired at the bear, it moved with surprising speed and it ran head first through the bullets, it crashed into the center and let off a roar, a piercing, painful roar that seemed to release a shock wave, everyone around the bear was thrown into the air, it turned its head and charged at Vironin.
Vironin inhaled and fired, the shot hit it right in the eye, the bullet pierced the eye and hit the brain killing the beast. Vironin let off a sigh of relief and helped the wounded up and they marched again.
They found the path to Pripyat, after looking around they marched on, they reached their point of no return, there was no going back from here...
The group walked along the old trail, it led them before the city of Chernobyl, they stared at it for a while, not many stalkers gaze upon the cause of this, most refer the cause of all this as the Power Plant, but the Power Plant was there because this city was there, it was too far away so Pripyat was made, and now the zone is here, they each stared for a moment then marched on. Owl lived here at one time, moved away when the plant blew, and now hes back. They walked until they past a small farm, they found a herd of cows, but the cows turned their heads and charged, it was revealed that they were known by stalkers as Auroch, seen in the radioactive farms, they were not too dangerous, a lot like flesh, dangerous when careless but not for the average stalker. The group opened fire as the herd charged at them, the herd was mowed down but one managed to reach them, its horns pierce a stalker's exoskeleton causing him to fall over in pain, the Auroch readied to charge but was stopped by a sudden shotgun blast.
"dangerous little suckers" said Beaver, bringing up the rear, he was carrying a flamethrower, given to him by Gregor, he was having trouble keeping up at times but at least he kept them on their toes with his whining.
"so, how are we going to destroy the zone?" asked Buffalo
"easy, we find the keeper of the heart" Gregor replied "before they do"
They looked as they reached the road, a road that went straight through Chernobyl, they reached their point of no return, there was no going back from here...
Strelok was working on his suit, he stepped into a purple chemical and felt pain, he pulled out his leg, no damage to the suit, he stepped away and unattached the boot, his foot was fine.
"It hurts like hell but it works" said Strelok
"good, just need to find a way to relieve that pain" said the Scientist, there was a loud bang. The ground shook and Strelok felt his insides grow cold, he knew this feeling. He reattached the boot and ran upstairs.
"Hey you forgot the suit" cried a Scientist
Strelok ran outside to see the sky turn red, his suit's built in Geiger counter ticking.
"RUN ITS A BLOWOUT, EVERYONE GET TO COVER NOW" Strelok screamed to the crowded street, everyone just stared at the lights, HE HATED CIVILIANS, he ran downstairs.
"SHUT DOWN AND SEAL OFF THE LABS, EVACUATE" Said Strelok
"get everyone outside?" said the scientist
"NO GET THEM DOWN HERE, THERES A BLOWOUT, THE ZONE HAS REACHED MOSCOW" screamed Strelok, it was a nightmare, he escaped the zone and now hes part of it again, its following him. Shit he thought, should have built a bunker in Siberia instead, or flee to America, get lost as an Illegal Immigrant. Something was calling him to the Chernobyl NPP, and something told him it wasn't the Monolith...
Freedom of death comes at a cost...
World will burn with fires of hell...
Come to see the or the sky will burn...
Now comes seven marches, heading for hell...
I'm back baby.