| 15:28:19 4 November 2008
On forum: 01/22/2008
Lakota Part 29 - Famine|
The aftermath of the attack was almost as brutal as the attack itself, several supply warehouses were destroyed, almost half of their ammunition stores were gone and their food was disappearing at an alarming rate, their medical supplies were dwindling, they were on the brink of famine. Fanatic had called together a meeting, most of the guardsmen were there, only the rookies were left outside.
“as you know” Fanatic began “our supplies are falling and we need to act, we have about a weeks worth of supplies give or take, we need to ask of assistance”
“who will assist us?” Madcap asked “we are just a bunch of nobodies”
“he has a point, our allies are spread thin and are having troubles of their own” Scorcher said grimly
“the Marshwalkers have never helped us when we needed em, why do we even bother with em” said a man named Chain
“because we need all the help we can get these days” Scorcher replied
“but they don't even help us to begin with” Chain replied “I say we should go to there base and take what we need”
“NO!” Fanatic shouted “we are not sinking to the level of bandits”
“how about we raid the bandits” Fireball asked “they have lots of supplies and we can easily make it look like it was one of their many enemies”
“so we rob the thieves, thats your great idea” Scorcher asked “no wonder why we are falling apart”
“so the Marshwalkers aren't doing shit and the Diggers don't have anything to begin with” said Chain grumbled “why do we bother with them”
“we can always find alternative methods” said Snitch “I heard a rumor of another group, a secretive on that only answer...”
“Snitch, I respect your knowledge but now is not the time to dwell with rumors” Fanatic replied
“how about Duty or Freedom” Lakota asked
“Duty or...” Fanatic said surprised “we never thought of them”
“maybe it is because they are too busy killing each other” said Chain
“so are we going to ask them or are we going to sit here arguing over morals” Granite asked, hardly anyone noticed he was there
“Granite, form a team and head for Pripyat, Lakota, form a team and head to Limansk, we will ask them for help” Fanatic ordered “Snitch, I will let you find information on this other group, Madcap, get together a raiding group and find out where the Red Flag base is, I will call Badger to get his diggers to work and Scorcher... head to the swamps, get a team together”
They set off, it seems that the answer to their famine was to split up, spending more resources, Lakota didnt know how this would help but it was worth a try.
“so are you coming or not?” Granite asked
“I will” Bubbles replied
“I guess I have no choice, nothing to do other than rebuild” Long Shot replied
“hell I have to go or Fanatic will have my skin on that whole apartment incident” Chain said looking over his shoulder “I'm surprised he doesn't know yet”
“then lets go” Granite ordered, they walked north to the gates
“CHAIN GET TO HEADQUARTERS NOW” roared Fanatic's voice from the PA
“HURRY UP” Chain shouted, they broke into a run and headed for the door, once they were outside Granite called Headquarters
“Granite do you know where Chain is, Ill have his skin for this” Fanatic asked
“I have him here, hes part of my team and we've already left the base” Granite answered “what did he do?”
“he released a caged bloodsucker in the apartment near headquarters, the thing is refusing to die” Fanatic replied “not only that but he...”
---A few minutes later---
“OH MY GOD” Granite replied “why would he do that?”
“I have no clue” Fanatic replied “not only that but he...”
---A few minutes later---
“WHAT” Granite shouted out of surprise “what was the pseudogiant for?”
“it gets worse” Fanatic said grimly “he...”
---A few minutes later---
“I see why your mad, I think I made a mistake bringing him” Granite replied
“so you coming?” Lakota asked
“fine” said Odysseus
“I will come, but if I see my kin I will follow them” Kenji said
“I always wanted to see Limansk” Ra said optimistically
“lets go” Lakota ordered, they walked towards the north gate, Scout running happily at his feet, well this should be an interesting journey, Lakota thought to himself.
“okay lads, listen up we have to go and find some stashes for Fanatic, he will pay us well for any ammunition or medical supplies we uncover, anything else we find or anymore shards will be welcomed as well” Badger began
“well it has been a while since he had a good pay” said Griffon
“yeah and we better survive this one, I nearly died last time” Dime replied looking through his PDA for stash info.
“we almost always die so lets just make sure it doesn't happen this time” Badger muttered grudgingly
They walked towards the south gate towards the war torn garbage region, after all the deaths that happen in that area it has become one hell of a goldmine.
Snitch looked through his many informants, he searched for suitable stalkers to run errands, he had to find information on this faction, he was getting fed up with Fanatic these days, he liked it under Master's command, though Master was kind of pissed about that little assassination job Snitch ordered but other than that it was simple, Master respected his information and tended to act on it, with Fanatic he tends to ignore him, Snitch suddenly had an idea. He typed down Master in the search engine, he immedietly found sightings of Master.
“excellent” Snitch said to himself “If I can find Master, the stalkers will truly be scattered”
Now all he had to do was find him...
Scorcher, Fireball, Dragon and Acid marched south out of the Rostok gates, they were heading to the marsh no one goes there, no matter how insane.
“how do you think they will treat us?” Fireball asked
“what do you mean?” Acid asked back
“do you think they will welcome us, politely ask us to leave, throw us a party?” Fireball replied
“they will probably do us all a favor and shoot you” Scorcher replied, he wished he didn't have to bring him
“yeah maybe they will shoot you too Acid” Dragon said bitterly
“or maybe you will get shot” Acid replied
“shut UP” Scorcher shouted at them “stop bickering like little schoolgirls and pay attention to where we are going, if you hit a whirligig its your own fault”
This was going to take a while...
“Listen up, the operation will send 5 independent reconnaissance squads out to search for the Red Flag base, once we find them we will launch a full out offensive, we will bring three squads against them, two to strike and one to ambush any retreating enemy forces, we will show no mercy” Madcap briefed his team
“What happens if they have tanks?” a stalker asked
“what is your name boy?” Madcap asked
“my name is Irkukstov sir” Irkukstov replied
“no it isn't, from now on your name is Muffins, now Muffins do you like your new name?” Madcap asked
“its...” Muffins began but seeing Madcaps eyes he quickly changed his answer “Its lovely sir”
“GOOD, now open up your ears and listen” Madcap began “the enemy will have tanks, probably lots of them too, thats why each squad will have an RPG, to take care of excessive numbers we will grant each squad an RPK as well, anyone want to add anything?”
“yeah, nice name Muffins” Oddball said “and what do you mean by independent squads”
“they are loners and mercs and hell anyone who will accept payment” Madcap answered
“great...” Muffins replied
“yes it is great, we don't have to get ourselves spotted and killed before the mission” Madcap said “which is the point I will let you get spotted and killed as long as we can complete the mission”
Fanatic looked into the fireplace, this was risky, he could lose half his men...
“I hope this works” he said to himself “I really do”
I'm back baby.
| 13:39:09 6 November 2008
On forum: 01/22/2008
Lakota Part 30 - Retaliation|
(Hello boys and girls, heres your Pie, Cake, Ice Cream and Pudding, I hope you enjoy the next part of Lakota)
They walked silently, they listened to the distant barking of dogs and the howls of the bloodsuckers, they pitied Lakota's group, they were unfortunate enough to have a reason to enter that village, Granite's group however just had to walk past the old Brain Scorcher, at least it was off. The Scorcher was apparently some device that could melt your brain like the name suggests but was turned off by a Marked One. They stopped at the old barrier, they could hear gunshots behind and ahead of them, they walked down the path into the cover of the trees...
“lucky bastards” Odysseus said silently, they were looking into the village before them, it was inhabited by bloodsuckers, Lakota had learned to hate them, they loved to harass night watchmen, they heard a howl deeper in, they took a few steps in, Scout ran off, Odysseus could be heard cursing under his breath, they looked around, the village was deserted...
“gotcha” Snitch said to himself silently
“Snitch” said Fanatic entering the bar “did you find out about them?”
“uh yes” Snitch said quickly closing the search page “they are the Crimson Rain, at least thats the rumor, I will transfer the information to your PDA”
“ok thanks” said Fanatic, Snitch waited until he was gone, he quickly grabbed his MP5 and his backpack before leaving, he had to catch up with his target...
“The scouts have relayed their findings, the base was right under our very nose, they had taken over the old Forester's hut, the Freedomers fight with the Dutyers has caused them both to neglect the Red Forests, they are growing wild” Madcap began “so its time for..”
“Sir” Oddball interrupted “didn't we send a squad to the Freedomers?”
“yes we did, in search of supplies, it was a four man group” Madcap answered
“then... aren't they going to cross through the Forester's camp?” Oddball asked
“well thats the fastest wa...” Madcap suddenly stopped “oh shit, Pack your bags we move immediately”
They were walking into a bloody ambush...
They were almost through the garbage, suddenly Scorchers PDA began to blink.
“this is Scorcher” said Scorcher
“SCORCHER, HEAD FOR THE WESTERN FORESTS NOW” Madcap ordered “CHANGE OF PLANS, LEG IT!!!”
“shit” Fireball said “what do you think happened”
“I have no fucking clue, lets go” Scorcher ordered, he didn't like this...
They quickly got in the trucks, they had few trucks but they needed to get there quickly, they would send one truck to pick up Scorcher's team, the scouts had said the base was heavily defended, they would need ever man they can get. He could probably get Granite's team to stop them, he would have to make the call.
“shit, they blocked our way back” Chain said watching the stalkers
“good thing we dont have to go back...” Granite replied, he saw his PDA flashing “hello?”
“WE NEED YOU TO STOP LAKOTA'S GROUP NOW!!!” Madcap ordered
“sir, we kinda are cut off” Granite replied
“use the old path, head through the forest, don't let them reach the forester's camp” Madcap ordered
“yes sir” Granite answered “fuck, lets go”
They began along the path towards the old Brain Scorcher...
They walked through the village, it was dead quiet, nothing was in sight.
“they are fucking with our heads” Lakota said silently
“I'll say” Odysseus replied “did you hear that?”
“hear what?” Kenji asked
“listen” Ra replied “they are surrounding us”
Howling broke out, all around them, they couldn't see anything but they could hear the howling, they emerged from their lair. What seemed like endless bloodsuckers came out of every building they saw, they immediately opened fire, they fired randomly at the bloodsuckers, suddenly a shape came out of nowhere and grabbed Odysseus before jumping off with him.
“SHIT” Lakota screamed, another shape grabbed Kenji. He swung around and watched another grab Ra, he was alone, he was then grabbed himself and saw the ground disappear below him, he landed beside the others, there were several bloodsuckers and one large one, it had suction cups on his hands and a bigger array of tentacles, a soulsucker, it slowly walked towards them, it lowered over Lakota.
The beast fell over.
The next one, then the next one, then the next. One by one the suckers fell over dead, Lakota turned to see Scar staring down at them.
“twice I saved your lives, why are you always in the same position?” Scar asked
“well, I don't know, maybe we are just that unlucky” Lakota replied, they climbed to their feet “well we have to get to Limansk, do you know the way?”
“yes, I was there several years ago” Scar replied “the path hasn't changed much”
“lets go” Lakota replied
They walked silently down the path, an old outpost was deserted and they walked through, there was a long road ahead and a thick forest of red before them...
---6 hours later---
The trucks stopped, they could see the forest ahead of them, they climbed out, the Freedomers had raised the bridge.
“well ain't that wonderful” said Madcap looking at the Freedomers watching them from across the river.
“state your business stalkers” said a voice on Madcap's PDA
“I am here to destroy the Red Flag base” Madcap replied
“there is no Red Flag base here” the voice stated
“yes there is, its in the old forester's camp” Madcap replied
“wait one moment” said the voice
“this is Milov, where did you say that Red Flag base is located?” a second voice replied
“the leader of Freedom himself” Madcap said “well its in the old forester's our scouts reported it six hours ago”
“I am sending a team down, we need to eliminate that camp” Milov ordered “don't let any of them survive”
“will do” Madcap replied the bridge lowered and several squads marched across it, and a tank...
“what did you say?” Badger asked
“the signal is there” Shouter replied
They had left the garbage region and headed north, they followed several shortcuts to get around the battles, they found themselves looking at the biggest anomaly on the planet.
“The signal cant be there, nothing can survive in that” Badger replied “you know the story, get too close you die, enter it you die throw something in it and it explodes”
“I know it doesn't make sense but the signal is located right there... in Chernobyl” Shouter replied
“wait wait wait” Dime interrupted “that... is Chernobyl”
“used to be” Badger replied
“yeah a nuke blew up” Reaver replied “the radiation levels were strong in Chernobyl and doubled with the nuke it just tore the bloody place to shreds”
“yeah and now its rumored to be a goldmine but no one is brave enough to go near it because it kills everything within a five mile radius” Goblin said laughing “and now our target is inside, how fucked are we”
“very” Badger answered, how could they get to it...
They walked along the path, they were almost there just around this hill, they heard a snap in the bush.
“behind us” Scar said silently, they turned around and aimed at the bush, Granite's team emerged
“stop” Granite silently shouted at them “the Red Flag base is just around that corner”
“really?” Lakota asked
“yeah its in the old Forester camp” Granite answered
“how do you know?” Scar asked, there was a very loud explosion “never mind, lets go”
---The Attack, 30 minutes later---
“This is Jammer, were going to need that air strike after all” said Jammer the Freedom radioman
“roger that Jammer we will send them in five minutes” said the voice
“thank you command” said Jammer relieved now he just had to survive five minutes.
His squad was quickly mowed down by machine gun fire and he found himself lying in a hole in the ground, his leg felt like it was broken, the hole seemed to serve its purpose. They had struck very quickly, they drove their tank right through their wall and began firing at all nearby enemies, though it was short lived because the tank drove into an electro anomaly frying all computer systems and everyone inside, they couldn't even use it as cover because the electro anomaly was going off every few seconds. They had charged through and were quickly mowed down by the Red Flag, by this point they had managed to regroup and get into a defensible position, the trucks plowed through the walls and into a couple of machine gun bunkers before getting blasted by RPGs, the Stalkers had crawled behind cover they lost most of their men. A collection of Loners and Mercenaries, who served as the stalkers reconnaissance team had joined the fight, attacking from the rear, for the most part they did well, they even eliminated the enemy snipers but were quickly mowed down by the surviving machine gun posts, now it looked like only a miracle will save them, or a napalm strike...
They watched the attack they needed to get in quick, there answer came driving up the road, a Jeep stopped and several Red Flag troops emerged, they were quickly disposed of by Scar and Long Shot who were hiding in the trees, they changed into their uniforms and got into the Jeep.
“I'm going to find a sniper perch, just call if you need me” Long Shot said running into the trees
They drove through, lets hope these masks disguise them, they turned off their PDAs and turned on the dead stalkers PDAs, quickly hacking them, making sure they said they were alive. They drove along the road and passed the roadblock, Scar drove because he was the most fluent in Russian, they drove on through and saw the attack, it was desperate and they had to act immediately.
“I'll man the gun” Lakota said climbing up, an RPK, nice choice.
He watched as the Stalkers turned to them, they aimed their guns at the Jeep, this was their chance, Lakota thought to himself, he turned and fired on the nearby machine gun post, he turned on his PDA, they quickly drove out of the way as an RPG just barely missed them, they hit a land mine and the Jeep flipped, it drove out of control and they crashed into a fuel tank.
“EVERYONE OUT” Scar shouted, they jumped out of the windows and dived as the entire building exploded, their Jeep flew over their heads and into the last Pillbox.
“GO GO GO” Madcap shouted and his troops stood up and ran towards the sandbags, firing at the Red Flag troops, the Red Flag were cornered. Lakota noticed a small outline scaling the tower of the forester's hut, he noticed Long Shot popping up on his PDA, perfect view of the battle. The air strike hit just then, a massive stream of fire descended on the battle.
“GET TO COVER” Scar shouted, Lakota jumped towards the sandbags and pulled them over himself, he felt the intense heat of the flames. He climbed up to see Red Flag troops emerging from the Forester's hut, the Stalkers were getting lined up against the walls. A man wearing a long trench coat emerged, he was carrying a sword, obviously an officer.
“you” said the officer to Lakota “come here”
“uh yes sir?” Lakota said, he just remembered he was wearing the Red Flag armor, he approached the officer, checking his PDA when the man wasn't looking, General Militov.
“comrade, take this sword and slay the intruders” General Militov ordered holding a sword
“yes sir” his voice was strained from the burns and was barely audible, he grabbed the blade, the General pulled out another blade. Lakota swung at his neck, the General quickly pulled the blade up blocking his attack. He swung back at Lakota, who ducked swing at the Militov's legs, Militov was fast, he quickly jumped back and swung down, slashing his shoulder, Lakota saw Kenji slowly pull out his Katana blade from his back, he lunged at the nearest guard slashing his head off, he saw the Stalkers jump up and join the fight. Lakota swung a Militov's face, his attack hit him, slashing a long gash across his face. Militov replied by quickly stabbing at Lakota, who didn't react fast enough and felt the blade rip through his sides, Kenji swung at Militov's back who spun around parried the blade, punched him in the face and stabbed Kenji straight through the stomach.
“No” said Lakota swinging up slashing across Militov's trench coat, Militov slashed along his sides, he saw the stalkers overpowering the guards, Lakota stood back. “Long Shot, kill this fucker” He saw Long Shot fire, suddenly there was a blinding pain, he saw blood dripping down his vest, he looked up to see Militov smiling, who raised his blade and preparing to stab into his chest, suddenly he saw a flash of fur as Scout rammed into Militov's head biting every part of him he could see, there was a gunshot and a yelp as scout fell over, Lakota could barely move, he was bleeding too much, he ran at Militov, and found that he had ran straight into his blade.
“Jammer's personal log, I am in a deep pit, my leg is broken and I am now badly burned, I doubt I will last long, my breather is damaged, no oxygen is getting in and my arm is too heavy to lift, I understand I am using all potential oxygen but I doubt anyone will find me soon, I will send my last breath on activating emergency code 666” said Jammer hoarsely, he was getting sleepy, he clicked 666 and sent it to command, he closed his eyes ready for oblivion.
Madcap stared, he looked to see a large plane flying overhead, it was dropping something big, it was falling slowly towards them. “RUN” he shouted, he pointed to the Forester's hut behind them, they ran for it, he shot the lock off of the lift and climbed inside, several others followed, there was a loud explosion and the entire building shook, fire filled the sky snapping the wires and plunging them into the darkness below...
“hello Master” said Snitch
“so you found me” Master replied “what are you doing here Snitch
“I would ask the same of you, we need to return to Rostok, Fanatic is trying to contact the Crimson Rain” Snitch replied
“lets go” said Master “we can't let that happen”
They ran from the building, into the sunlight beyond...
I'm back baby.
| 09:42:30 2 December 2008
On forum: 01/22/2008
Lakota Part 31 - Reincarnation|
Lakota woke up, his body was burned badly. He opened his eyes to see a dark room with a red glow to it, his body was in pain but it felt different, as if it wasn't really his. He looked around to see two other stalkers, they were both wearing crimson, both in SEVA suits, one wearing a robe over it.
“he is awake sir” said one of them looking into a computer “he is stable”
“good” said the robed one, he looked at Lakota “leave us”
“yes sir” the other replied as he left the dark room
“yes you are alive, we found you abandoned in the middle of a crater, your allies abandoned you to death” said the robed stalker “you are here until you recover, and then you are going to aid us, sleep”
Lakota's eyes lowered, he fell into a deep sleep...
Madcap looked around, the dust was still clearing.
“who did we lose?” said Madcap slowly
“almost everyone” said a voice “Kenji, Long Shot, Miracle, Parade, Jetman...”
“I get the picture” said Madcap as he lifted himself to his feet. The dust began to clear as he looked around, the lift had reached the bottom of the shaft, they were in a dark mine tunnel it looked like. He saw two Freedomers tending to Odysseus who looked like someone threw him through a blender, he saw Ra staring down the pass, he saw the man he was talking to, Chain... he saw a few outlines in the dust. “okay everyone who is alive?”
“Chain here” said Chain “Oddball is scouting the tunnels”
“Ra here” said Ra slowly
“Ouroboros here” said a Freedomer
“Caduceus here” said the other Freedomer “Odysseus is here but he is in no condition to speak”
“Granite here” said an outline
“Scar here” said another outline
“Bubbles here” said another outline
“Muffins.... here” said the furthest outline “and I think Oddball is back”
“so we lost a lot of us back there, any idea what hit us?”
“hey guys, I found a way out lets hurry up” said Oddball as he ran into view
“just give us a minute to get Odysseus travel ready” said Caduceus
“hurry up then” said Madcap “we need to find out what happened”
“who ordered it?” Milov asked
“Jammer called it in, he said they lost” said the Freedomer
“do you think anyone could have survived it?” Milov asked slowly
“the fuel air bomb detonated quite close to the ground, there was nothing left of the camp” said the Freedomer grimly
“I hope the Red Flag are gone from here then...: said Milov looking out of the window
“good morning Lakota” said the robed man “are you ready for your assignment?”
“yeah” Lakota said slowly, he was still scarred but he felt better “what is it”
“we need you to kill a man, he is quite dangerous, we are sending you with a team” the robed man informed him “here are the coordinates, check into the armory for your gear”
“I still don't know who you are” said Lakota checking his map
“my name is Blood, I am the leader of the Crimson Rain”
Long Shot walked slowly through the forest, his PDA beeped. He pulled it out and answered the call.
“what is it?” Long Shot asked
“excellent work Long Shot, the stalkers fell for our trap” said Militov “your reward is 300m from your position, enjoy”
Long Shot checked his map and found the spot, he quickly ran to it, he found a suitcase. He quickly checked it for any traps before opening it, he found a tape. He pressed the play button.
“Daddy please help, I am in a.... GIVE ME THAT... DAAAAA...”
“Fuckers” Long Shot said slowly, first they murder his wife and kidnap his daughter and now they blackmail him into helping them, and now they send these mocking tapes for him but he keeps working of them because he would do anything to hear her voice. He will get his revenge when the time comes, he just hopes they keep her alive until then.
---3 days later, Strelok---
“...and he turned around to find his artifact gone!” said Doc laughing
“that was a good one” said Strelok “did I tell you the joke about the Bloodsucker, the Dwarf and the Magical Artifact?”
“yes, about twelve times so far” said Doc “now be a good lad and get us some more steak and maybe another bottle of vodka”
“yes master” said Strelok feigning fear, he got up from his seat by the lake and returned to the cabin, he pulled out a platter of steaks and began to look for a bottle of vodka. He opened a cupboard and looked through the empty bottles, he grabbed on and put it on the counter. He suddenly heard some gunshots behind him.
He looked around and saw Big Ben on the counter, he grabbed it and ran to the door. Seven or so men in Crimson stalker suits, they were wearing masks and carrying a variety of weapons. Strelok looked around, he saw a stack of timber near the door, a bird bath, a pile of sand and the under construction shed, he noticed they were standing near these objects, he rammed through the door.
He dived behind the timber firing at a nearby stalker, he ducked behind it as they opened fire at him, when they stopped to reload he jumped up firing the rest of his clip at the nearest stalker, when he ran out he threw it and ran for the construction site. He jumped towards one of the sheds beams and kicked off of it, he kicked the nearby stalker in the side of the head.
He ducked as a shotgun fired, he then ran to the sand swinging his hand threw it, the sand went through the mask of another stalker blinding him, he then dived for Doc's Steak knife throwing it a the man just as the man took his mask off.
He grabbed Doc's side arm and shot another stalker and ran to the stalker near the bird bath, he kicked the birdbath spraying the mans gun, he jumped onto the birdbath and kicked the man in the face. Another stalker ran at him from behind, Strelok sidestepped and pulled the sword out of the stalkers sheathe as he passed by and swung it around taking the mans head clean off. He saw another man fire a shotgun at him, Strelok threw the blade as he ducked, it went right through the mans heart, he turned to the other only to see him retreating.
He ran to Doc's side, there was a bullet straight through his heart. He pulled Doc off his chair and laid him by the lake, he placed the pistol back into his hands and laid it across his heart before closing his eyes. Strelok closed his own eyes before muttering “Sleep tight dear friend, you shall be avenged” He stood up and headed towards his own cabin, he put on the experimental exoskeleton and looked through his weapons.
He grabbed his trusty Desert Eagle 'Big Ben' and his fast firing AK-74, he grabbed an SVD, two Makarov's, 2 machetes, a Spas-12, his PDA and the rest of his money and headed out, he looked at his PDA in the contacts page, he saw the last assassin's name before it blinked out of range...
He couldn't have gotten far, he will find him and when he does he will suffer... He will kill this, Lakota...
“here it is” said Oddball “it doesn't look like we will have any trouble”
“I beg to differ” said Scar “I was here before, this was where I found the Compass Artifact for Forester a few years back, we are below that level meaning this should be the....”
There was a loud bang as a bucket crashed through the door.
“this is the Poltergeist room” said Scar “everyone fire through the door and run to the ladder”
They all fired off a clip into the room and ran, it was like a spark in an oil pit as everything in the room began to fly in all directions including the stalkers, one by one they grabbed onto the ladder and attempted to climb, they quickly pulled themselves out of there.
“well, shall we” said Scar looking at the others, they were all out of breath, Scar quickly ran to the exit, he swore under his breath.
“what... is it... now” said Madcap limping to Scar
“look” said Scar pointing at where Forester's camp was, now it was a massive crater.
“my god” said Madcap “we should head to the Freedom base, for supplies and to find out what happened”
“agreed” said Scar
They grabbed their things and quickly headed out...
Fanatic looked at his PDA, he saw a dozen or so dots reappear, he let out a sigh of relief and heard a knock on the door.
“come in” he said
The door opened and two men stepped in, Snitch and.... Master.
“Master? Is that you?” said Fanatic “we thought you were dead?”
“We need to talk” said Master slowly, Snitch crept out of the room disappearing from sight...
I'm back baby.
| 10:16:46 2 December 2008
On forum: 01/22/2008
Lakota Part 32 - Insurrection|
(yeah.... the next part is up, enjoy the Lunch, the dinner and dessert will come later, P.S. this one is short)
---Stalker Headquarters, 3 weeks later---
The stalkers had called a meeting with the other factions of the zone, the situation was grim.
“I would happily end this if I could but it isn't going to stop any time soon” said Milov
“yeah, and you can't do what Gregor did a year ago because you aren't telling us to fight the zone, you want to fight the impossible” said Bullet
“Listen it has to be done” said Fanatic
“the Red Flag have taken over, the great stalker war has ended and now our enemies control the entire god damn world we can't let them continue victorious” said Master
“then what do we do?” Milov asked “charge and die”
“of course they don't want to help” said Falcon “the Exiles are on your side Master”
“Our swamps are threatened, we will help” said Skink in a creepily misty voice
“right... anyone else want to volunteer?” asked Fanatic
“the Dunekins are at your side” said a man talking through a computer
“well I guess we should too” said Milov
“the safe zones are being slaughtered, we will aid you” said José Silva from a computer
“they will be sending their men to secure our post, we will hold them off, we have some information that could prove useful” said Professor Sakharov from a computer “they seek the heart”
“shit” said Fanatic slowly “is there anything we can do?”
“get the damn heart before they do” said Sakharov “oh and for us no we may die but just get the heart, put an end to this”
“well in that case...” said Bullet “count us in”
“well thats settled then” said Master “we shall begin the insurrection immedietly, but we will need a distraction. Send word to the bandits clans that the Red Flag are going to attack them, that should cause problems”
“this is Badger, we found a way in” said a voice from a computer
“into where?” Fanatic asked
“Chernobyl of course” said Badger “now you guys go do what you need to do and we will uncover the piece”
“Thats it!” said Fanatic excitedly “take the shards to the power plant, the Monolith will be drawn to it, we have the united stalker clans now we just need to start the war”
“its always the same story” said Milov “we unite the clans and overthrow them when they attempt, last time we failed... this time...”
“we will not” said Bullet “when do we strike”
“three days from now” said Master “we strike at once, it doesnt matter if its together, we will strike”
Just then a computer screen lit up, a man was seen on it in a familiar uniform.
“this is General Valkovski of the Clear Sky Remnants we have recovered a several of the Monolith Shards, we heard of your gathering and are curious of what to do with them” said the man
“Clear Sky never dies does it” said Scar slowly
“return it to the power plant, in three days we are going to strike back against the Red Flag, we hope to see you then” said Master “good luck”
“In three days the Red Flag will be gone, we will see you there” said Valkovski, the computer turned off.
“Scar I will need some Mercenary support” said Master
“well that might be simple, Mercenaries are desperate for jobs since the Wraiths started buying for lower prices, the Mercs are almost out of the business” said Scar
“I will need the Wraiths too” said Master “these are the targets” Master passed him several classified folders
“right away” said Scar
“excellent work, shame the others didn't make it but they were like you, they needed to prove themselves” said Blood “and now they are dead, you are the stronger, welcome Crimson Brother”
“what am I to do” said Lakota slowly, he had lost all regard to the lives of others, he wanted revenge, he wanted the blood of his enemies.
“I can almost taste your rage, we shall strike in three days, we will kill all in our site and take the power plant, in there is the heart, we must destroy it” said Blood slowly
“yes sir” said Lakota
Three days, they were fighting the same war since he left it seems. He just intercepted a message and listened in to the gathering of the stalkers, most of the clans it seems didn't show but those who did are ready to strike. He knew where he had to be... in three days... in three days...
I'm back baby.