ProjectsWhat's NewDownloadsCommunitySupportCompany
Forum Index » S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl Forum » Stalker stories
Maelstrom and the Tale of Beaver

1 2 3 4 5 ... 12
Question What is my Catchphrase
Answers
Dirka Dirka
F**K Yeah
Bow Chicka Bow Wow
Posted by/on
Question/AnswerMake Newest Up Sort by Descending
  13:12:45  6 December 2008
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
 

Message edited by:
Maiman
12/06/2008 13:15:54
Messages: 3552
Maelstrom and the Tale of Beaver

WARNING: The following posts will contain mention of FitR (Fallen in the Rain) Red Storm and Lakota, it will also contain knowledge of SoC and CS, It may also contain Coarse Language because Coarse Language is totally bad ass, actually it might not and the worst it will get is bad ass but what ever, Viewer Discretion is advised!


Okay everyone I am sitting down and planning, I am going to make a new Mini-story called the Tale of Beaver, to bridge the gap between Red Flag and Lakota and then I will make the next story Maelstrom, not that failed RTS game. BUUUUUT before I can do that I need to brainstorm ideas, plan and FIND THOSE DARN CONTINUITY ERRORS, I doubt I have many its just my main problem is figuring out all the questions I never answered and find out the best way to answer them. Oh yeah and requests for anything such as Characters, Mutants, Artifacts, Anomalies, Factions and Overall amount of Coarse Language, settings from Mr Rogers to Ozzy Ozbourne!

Order of doing things:
Discussion - Help me find errors and unanswered questions
The Tale of Beaver - 5 part story about Beaver, before and after FitR
Maelstrom - Did Lakota succeed, or did the stalkers fail again!

Edit
I forgot to mention the last one
Limey Bloodsuckers Two: Return of the Suckers - A completely independent story about Limey Bloodsuckers and their many adventures in the zone! (other mutants included, batteries not included, from Bandai Soviet Russia)
  13:15:56  8 December 2008
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
The Tale of Beaver Part 1

(After some rereading I managed to make part 1 of the tale of Beaver, tell me how you like it, there is planned to be at least 5 parts to it)

---Operation Chernobyl---
“HAHA BURN SUCKERS BURN” shouted Beaver as he shot a stream of constant flames at the birds
“HURRY UP BEAVER” shouted Buffalo
“Ill hold them off, I will catch up with you when I'm done with em” said Beaver as he burned the birds
“ha ha want some more, you want some?” said Beaver laughing as more and more of the birds fell, he suddenly could here someone shouting
“BEAVER GET OUT OF THERE” shouted Owl, Beaver turned to look just as the fuel tank exploded, he felt the flames rip across his skin.
“BEAVER!” he heard Buffalo cry as he collapsed in pain, he felt the talons of the birds ripping across his skin, he then heard some gunshots and felt himself get lifted from the ground, he tried to open his pained eyes.

---2 years ago---
“You want to go kill himself, throw away what little you have?” said his father
“I am not going to kill myself” said Yurikov
“you obviously do if you want to go to this zone” said his father
“I will use my head, I will be rich when I return father” said Yurikov
“you never used your head, you were a failure always” said his father in anger
“I am your son, you should be proud of me” Yurikov shouted back
“I have no son” his father shouted back “not anymore”
“fine, you know what I don't need you” said Yurkov as he walked out the door and slammed it shut

---Present---
Beaver was in constant pain, he opened his eyes to see himself dangling limply from the birds grip, he reached his hand to his leg and pulled out his knife, he stabbed up into the bird, the bird screeched and suddenly he felt himself plunging down, he opened his eyes to see the ground before him coming closer and closer, he crashed into a pond. Thee was a splash before the crunch.

---2 years ago---
Beaver had stolen from a store and had escaped the police, he jumped the fence and ran through the zone, the police stopped following him when they learned where he was running to, he ran off towards a camp he heard this is where stalkers gathered.
“halt stranger” said a stalker, the first one he had ever seen “state your business here”
“my name is Yurikov, I am new here” said Yurikov slowly
“feel right at home, Sidorovich might want a word with you” said the stalker
“where can I find him?” Yurikov asked
“In the bomb shelter just west of the village” said the stalker “he is a bit of a bastard, don't buy anything without checking its condition first”
Yurikov walked slowly to the shelter, he walked down the stairs and opened the door to see a fat man looking up at him.
“what do you want?” asked the fat man, obviously Sidorovich
“I am new here, I was told I should see you” said Yurikov
“really, well what have you brought with you?” Sidorovich asked
“just some supplies, food and water, and a gun with a clip or two” said Yurikov slowly
“hmm” Sidorovich replied “okay well I am going to have to give you some more gear than that, here is a PDA, this one can give you all the data on the faction wars that are happening, here is a knife, some more ammo to that Makarov of yours, and here are some bandages”
“thank you” said Yurikov
“well we will need to give you your first assignment, see if you are ready for this” said Sidorovich “I need you to kill someone, a trader is interfering with my work, I uploaded the coordinates to your PDA”
“yes sir” said Yurikov nervously, he was only here for a few minutes and he was already tasked with killing someone.

---Present---
He felt unbelievable pain, his legs were broken and he was choking in blood, his Geiger counter was clicking hysterically, he suddenly felt a hand grab him and lift him into the air, he felt himself get launched into the air, the hand still on him, he looked to see nothing holding him but he noticed two glowing eyes, he felt himself land, he was dropped by the marsh sucker on the hill, he was dead, he knew it.

---2 years ago---
“halt stranger, the path to dark valley is closed” said the Freedomer “state your business”
“I am here to join” said Yurikov “I was told your base was here”
“coming to join us?” said the Freedomer “why didn't you say so brother, Mustang, escort him to our base”
“yessir” said a Freedomer “this way is to your limo sir”
They walked silently through the dark and creepy fields, he heard many unearthly howls but he was used to him, he was here two weeks already and had killed his fair share of mutants, he was doing well apparently.
They reached the base and walked in, there was music playing from the bar and on the intercom were two men in some form of competition with each other.
“why are they arguing into the intercom?” asked Yurikov, it seemed foolish to argue near an intercom device, especially since it was on.
“they do that from time to time, usually when they get drunk” said Mustang the Freedomer laughing
“WHAT ARE YOU TWO DOING GET BACK TO WORK” said another voice
“oh thats Chekhov, hes our leader” said Mustang “you should see him, though I will have to escort you to his office, we have had some disappearances lately”
“disappearances?” Yurikov asked
“someone or something is picking off our members, especially the new ones” said Mustang laughing
“your joking right?” Yurikov asked, he felt frightened by this
“of course... kind of” said Mustang “just don't ever let your guard down and run if things go bad”
They walked up to a big building, like a hanger or factory building. There were several guards posted at the door.
“what are you doing here Mustang, who is he?” asked the door guard
“this here is.... a potential new member, hes here to see Chekhov” said Mustang
The door guard looked at him for a minute.
“fine, open the doors” said the door guard
The doors opened and they walked in, they walked up some stares and found themselves looking at the door to Chekhov's office.
“what do I say” Yurikov asked
“I dunno, I just joined last week” said Mustang laughing “be polite and tell him about your experience”
He walked off laughing, Yurikov opened the door.

---Present---
Beaver looked up to see the marsh sucker opening its jaw over his head, it was about to strike when suddenly a boar rammed into it, he saw many boars stampeding over the hill he was lying on, he saw the bloodsucker go running off into the forest after them, he laid back, he could barely move. He felt his pockets and found his PDA, he flicked it on.

---2 years ago---
“come on Yuri, theres nothing to worry about” said Mashup, they were in the marshes doing some reconnaissance, Yurikov refused to walk through the high reeds before them.
“Im telling you there was something moving in there” said Yurikov “one of those sucking things”
“can you hear yourself talking Yuri” said Mustang “we told you we were joking about that”
“how do you know there are none here” said Yurikov “you said noone has been here in years”
“hey the boss said that someone left this place, that is why we are checking the area” said Scrounger
“yeah Yuri, this place is perfectly safe” said Mashup backing into the reeds “watch I am entering the creepy reeds”
An arm grabbed Mashup and suddenly he was flying through the air screaming. The others just started screaming and ran off in the other direction like a bunch of little girls seeing a bug, they went running through the reeds and water and didn't stop, Beaver could hear and feel the beasts breathing over his shoulder, he had to act. He dived into a pond and swam into a pipe, he quickly crawled to the end only to find solid rock, he turned around and held his AKS-74U to the pipe, he stared at it....
Three weeks passed and he sat there hungry staring into the water, he was still in that pipe aiming his rifle at the hole, he reasoned the beast was gone and he can go out in search of food, besides even if it did climb in he doubted his gun still worked. He slid down into the water and swam out of the pond, he looked around.
“Have you seen Yuri yet, hes been gone for weeks, he must have walked into an anomaly” said Mustang
“yeah Stone came back with the orders, how is Mashup?” Scrounger asked
“he will be fine, he needs a new pair of pants though” said Mustang
“hey guys” said Yuri stepping out of the bush
“Yuri your alive” said Mustang nearly falling off of the log he sat on
“ho..h...how?” said Scrounger
“well you see when the thing chased us I felt him right behind me so I dived into that pond over there and swam into the pipe, it turned out the pipe had only one way out so I just sat there waiting for it” said Yuri
“you hid in a submerged pipe for three weeks” said Scrounger in disbelief
“ha just like one of those funny animals, you know the ones famous in that north American country” said Mustang laughing
“a Beaver?” Scrounger
“ha yeah a Beaver, hey Yuri, your Beaver now” said Mustang laughing
“ha Beaver, can't wait to tell the guys back at base” said Scrounger
Beaver watched as they both rolled on the ground laughing at him
“Guys shut up it isn't that funny” said Beaver angrily
“come on Beaver you will laugh at it later over a drink” said Mustang
“heh you said Beaver” Scrounger replied laughing
Mustang burst into laughing, which was broken up by a loud roar, they immediately sobered up.
“what did you do about the beast?” said Beaver slowly
“we didn't do anything it wandered off” said Mustang
“GRAB MASHUP AND GO” said Scrounger running off, Mustang quickly lifted Mashup and they ran off quickly.

---Present---
He was feeling ill now, probably from the radiation or loss of blood, the beast didn't return, he looked at the contact page of his PDA, he saw no one, a nice blank contact page, what a useless feature. He dropped his PDA and looked through his pockets, he pulled out a satellite phone, he smiled weakly and punched in a phone number.
“hellooo, I am not at the phone right now please leave a message after the toooooooooone....” said a familiar voice
“MUSTANG I KNOW YOUR THERE” Beaver shouted painfully
“woah Beaver, I thought you were someone else, how are you man, you sound pissed” said Mustang quickly
“I have had a hell of a day day” said Beaver
“Frieken awesome hell of a day or I dropped my rare artifact into a meat chopper hell of a day?” Mustang asked
“lets see, I blew up, got carried off by giant birds, got dropped by giant birds, landed in a radioactive pool, got carried off by a Marsh Sucker, dropped on a hill and am now waiting to be eaten by it or the herd of boars that just chased it off, or I might just die of radiation sickness or the blood loss I am having. HOW FRIEKEN AWESOME IS THAT?” Beaver shouted into the phone
“okay where are you?” Mustang asked
“I am in a gentle meadow, just west of Chernobyl” said Beaver
“Okay I see you, you know there is a lot of stalker activity northeast of you, near the cooling pond and there are a couple stalkers in Chernobyl, there is also a lot near the northern ghost towns” said Mustang “know anything about that?”
“Maybe I will tell you if you get me out of here” said Beaver
“oh yeah I sent my guys nearest to you, everything is going to be fine, unless they get held up” said Mustang
Beaver hanged up at that, Mustang was being an ass but he had no one else to turn to right now.
He laid back listening, he couldn't remember when he last heard birds chirping in the meadow, he also couldn't remember back when crows were an annoyance, not something to be feared...
  09:09:22  9 December 2008
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
HL2 Master
Senior Resident
 

 
On forum: 06/28/2008
Messages: 271
Goodto see another story from you Maiman! I liked your others, jsut one bit of constructive critisism, I thought that Lakota got a little too far off track and farfetched, thats just my opinion though!

Keep writing!



HL2
  14:30:25  9 December 2008
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552

---QUOTATION---
Goodto see another story from you Maiman! I liked your others, jsut one bit of constructive critisism, I thought that Lakota got a little too far off track and farfetched, thats just my opinion though!

Keep writing!



HL2
---END QUOTATION---



of course it was, off track farfetched stuff is fun I will try to keep Maelstrom a little more realistic, but I still doubt it will stay that way for long, we are talking about mutants that turn invisible and invincible here, you cant get very realistic with it

I will be getting the next one ready, got more rereading to do.
  21:24:49  9 December 2008
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
QuaNTuMbenxh
Albanian Monsteя!
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 10/05/2008
Messages: 918
Nice Nice just this is cool i hope Maelstorm finally makes it Killing the Reds I mean it's not that i hate the Bolsheviks But come on those things are dead in the 2010s
  20:20:43  23 January 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
The Tale of Beaver Part 2

---Present---
Beaver looked around, he could hear a bloodsucker roaring in the distance, he decided he would call Mustang again.
"Hello?" said Mustang over the phone
"whats taking you so long?" asked Beaver
"I sent a couple guides they should be there shortly" said Mustang
"well thats great to here, I really love the pain I am in" said Beaver sarcastically
"Beaver, I am picking up strange readings in Chernob..." said Mustang slowly
Beaver turned his head to see a massive explosion, suddenly his phone cut out, hes Geiger counter beeped hysterically, a nuclear warhead just detonated, Chernobyl was gone.
"my god" said Beaver dropping the phone, he heard footsteps, he turned his head to see a bloodsucker staring down at him, its white eyes seemingly peered into his soul.
Three gunshots later the bloodsucker dropped, two stalkers came in and helped him to his feet.
"Beaver I take it?" said one
"what took you so long" Beaver replied

---8 months ago---
"well Mustang this is it" said Lukash "you may proceed"
The Freedomers had their guns trained on Mustang, several of them pushed him forward, he took his steps into the minefield.
"come on can't we talk about this?" said Mustang
"Treason is punishable by death, and since you annoyed us in the process we decided the minefield would be a funnier way to go" said Lukash, several Freedomers laughed, some of them remained quiet.
Beaver watched as Mustang began to walk, the snipers wouldn't let him step around any of the mines, Beaver turned around and threw a grenade into the tunnel when no one was looking and turned back to Mustang, if this didn't work he would be next.
The grenade detonated and the Freedomers turned expecting an attack, Mustang quickly ran through, he ran around the mines and dived behind a log as several Freedomers fired. He was long gone by then.
"fuck" said Lukash "well this isn't good"
"what isn't good?" Chekov Asked walking towards them.
"the traitor has escaped" Lukash answered nervously "I assume he had set up a trap that used a time delay to pull a piny from a grenade at the precise time"
"or someone threw the grenade down there while we were all distracted" said Chekov
Beaver looked around nervously.
"It appears there are supporters of Mustang, people who still lay down their lives for him, whoever they are they should leave with him, we don't want to find out the hard way" Chekov informed the crowd
Beaver watched as about nine Freedomers walked off down the road, they watched their silhouettes disappear over a hill.
"Well Lukash it looks like your almost ready for when I go on my trip" said Chekov
"I guess, I still don't look forward to it" Lukash answered
"you will do fine, and it will be temporary, its not like your going to die on the job" said Chekov laughing
Beaver turned and walked through the camp, he headed for the new mess hall that was being set up, Ganja and Chef were working on a feast for after the minefield execution, it appears that wouldn't happen. Beaver looked around, he hoped they won't find out about that, suddenly his old satalite phone rang, He answered it.
"hey Beaver its Mustang" said Mustang cheerily "thanks for helping me out"
"you saved my skin many times Mustang, just do me a favor and keep this a secret, you might have left but I am happy with my living arrangements" Beaver answered
"okay Beaver I won't screw your retirement plans" said Mustang before a click told Beaver he hung up.
Beaver could smell some nice meat being cooked, looks like there was something to eat after all.
  20:22:16  23 January 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
OMG Another Part!

Yes I made a new part after all this time, Oh and yes its a little small but yeah... oh and I am working on a mini prologue/intro/teaser for Maelstrom which will be ready soon and I will finish up TTOB, I hope you enjoy so far
  21:38:48  23 January 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Kane4
"Order of the Liquidators" and Dez0wave Tester
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 07/17/2008
Messages: 12654
Yes, "Bow Chika Bow Wow" has pawned all other phrases, much to my rejoicing!
  21:56:49  23 January 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552

---QUOTATION---
Yes, "Bow Chika Bow Wow" has pawned all other phrases, much to my rejoicing!
---END QUOTATION---



Bow Chicka Bow Wow
  22:06:01  23 January 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Kane4
"Order of the Liquidators" and Dez0wave Tester
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 07/17/2008
Messages: 12654
Ah yes, the sweet melody of the words, how I love that phrase!
  22:08:56  23 January 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552

---QUOTATION---
Ah yes, the sweet melody of the words, how I love that phrase!
---END QUOTATION---



ah yes, I do miss uttering the word every 5 and a half minutes on the well hi thread!
  23:29:48  25 January 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Maelstrom - Teaser

Strelok eyed the group carefully, he was so willing to give up on everything and he immediately is asked for more help.
"whats the job?" he asked slowly
"were going to finish this, once and for all" Buffalo said slowly
"are you insane you can't finish this, its impossible" Strelok shouted "you finish it and it pops up again"
There was a grunting noise behind him, he spun around and grabbed a gun on a nearby table, quickly shooting a Red Flag soldier attempting to get up.
"you see, they can never learn to just DIE" Strelok began to shoot the body repeatedly.
The group stared at him.
"but this is our chance the one chance to set things right, do you not understand whats at stake, its not just us but the future, every dream, every person, everything on the planet" said Chekov
"what do you say" said Buffalo holding out his hand
Strelok stared at it, he argued with himself in his mind, he wanted out but he would never be able to. He walked over to the group and shook his hand.
"whats the job" he asked bitterly
The ground shook, the lights went out, red light came from the doorway.

CRACK

---??? years later---
Strelok just stared at the sky, he was lying down in the snow. The pain was unbearable, the gunshot had hit him square in the chest, he couldn't tell if it hit anything major, he couldn't tell if he was staring at the sky. The blizzard was so thick he was practically blind, it was an amazing shot, it was damn near impossible. How the hell did that sniper manage to shoot him in the middle of a blizzard, he was invisible. Lucky shot, it was probably an accident. Strelok, died because a guy forgot to take his safety off when he was cleaning it.
The noise was unbearable, he spent some time shouting but he was muffled by the snow. His legs were numbing from the cold, if he did make it out he expected some of his fingers wouldn't. He thought of that agreement, he forgot how long it has been, several years he assumed. It was the end it seemed, we did manage to finish it, he thought, we got ourselves killed.
  23:56:03  25 January 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Well I will finish the Tale of Beaver as quickly as I can!

If you have an idea for a character or anything of the sorts for Maelstrom please tell me, I kinda killed off quite a few and I don't wanna spoil but several others won't be making it either.

Oh and yes you can ask if you can be a character.
  16:21:47  26 January 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
 

Message edited by:
Maiman
01/26/2009 21:03:08
Messages: 3552
The Tale of Beaver Part 3

---Present---
Beaver opened his eyes, he found himself in an metal room with dim lights, he heard some construction under him.
"where in the zone am I" said Beaver slowly, he lifted himself up and scanned the room.
The room was full of medical equipment, more than he had ever seen in the zone. There were boxes of anti rads and medkits of a variety of grades. He felt rather numb, he looked around to see he was hooked up to several machines. He immediately felt a rush of fear creep through his body.
"your awake" said a familiar voice
"Mustang is that you?" Beaver asked
"Beaver who else would save your skin?" Mustang replied laughing
"good question, where am I?" Beaver asked nervously
"My sanctuary, its a little fallout shelter we have been working on, it is an Oasis in this wasteland" said Mustang
"really.... wasn't that always what Duty said about the Bar?" Beaver asked quickly adding "whats with all this equipment"
"ha ha" Mustang laughed sarcastically "the medical gear is from military bases that surround the zone, they grew lazy recently, only Cordon outpost ever gets attacked"
"so why am I hooked up to half the room?" Beaver asked
"you have been lying on that hill soaked in radioactive water with several lacerations, burns and that nuclear warhead detonated near you" Mustang informed him "we are flushing the radiation out of your body and trying to keep you from bleeding out, we don't have great doctors here, we are running on what little we can"
"no need to get defensive brother" said Beaver "oh wait you gave up your brotherhood when you betrayed us"
"Beaver, I just saved your life and you still act like a betrayed puppy, typical" Mustang replied "get some sleep, I can show you around when you wake up, its going to be a few hours before the radiation is at a safe level"

---1 year 9 months ago---
"well Mustang, aren't we in a pickle" said Beaver half laughing
"yeah, why did you have to come back for it" said Mustang "we were almost home free"
"home free?" Beaver replied in disbelief "if we hadn't brought it Chekov would have strangled us and tie us to a chair in the swamp"
"I wouldn't have been bothered, the water may be radioactive but its so low we can stand on the chairs for a few hours before we notice it" said Mustang
"Bloodsuckers live in swamps" Beaver mumbled
"they also live in this village" said Mustang
"oh fuck thanks for reminding me dip shit" Beaver shouted back
"YOU TWO SHUT THE FUCK UP" shouted a Dutyer "Mash can't we just kill them they are annoying me with their quarreling"
"no, there quarreling is about what were after, they clearly know where the flash drive is" said Mash
"is this what this is about" said Mustang laughing "a bloody flash drive"
"what flash drive, I don't see no flash drive" said Beaver laughing uproariously "maybe if your big Duty head wasn't so thick you would have realized it wasn't on us by no... "
The Dutyer's proceeded to take turns kicking them.
"hey hey hey can't we learn to get along?" Mustang asked sarcastically
The Dutyer's then proceeded to take turns spitting on them.
"guess not bro" said Beaver
"why don't we try the Bloodmoan method?" said Mustang
"no I hate that one" said Beaver "out of the question"
"coward" said Mustang
"men uncuff them" said Mash
"your letting us go?" Beaver asked
"no" said Mash "but what we are going to do is so humiliating were going to have you do it yourself"
Terror dawned on their faces, what where those sick Dutyer's going to do to them.
"take off your clothes" said Mash, the Dutyer's were the ones laughing now.
"are you bloody mental" said Beaver "its rather chilly out today"
"shut up and do as your told or we can blow you fucking brains out" said Mash
They proceeded to strip down.
"Bloodmoan method?" Mustang asked again
"sure why not" Beaver replied
They proceeded to make disturbing howling noises.
"what the hell are you two doing?" Mash asked
There was a weird rustling around them.
"that my friends" said Beaver laughing
"was a bloodsucker mating call" Mustang finished
"WHAT THE FU..." Mash yelled as several Bloodsuckers jumped out of nearby windows onto the Dutyer's.
"RUN BEAVER RU..." shouted Mustang before realizing Beaver was already running, Mustang quickly sprinted after him.
a bloodsucker pounced on Beaver. Mustang swore and quickly ran back to the Dutyer's, he grabbed a desert eagle and ran back to Beaver. Beaver was trying to push its head away, its tentacles were wrapping around his neck, Mustang fired three shots into its head, it collapsed in a heap.
"thank you, lets get out of here" said Beaver, they ran down the road, the screams of the Dutyer's could be heard in the distance.
"what the hell were you doing out there?" Lukash asked in disgust, they realized they were both naked "I thought we put an end to those things"
"oh this... isn't what it looks like" said Beaver quickly
"oh really than what is it?" Lukash asked
"we were coming back with the flash drive and well... we got ambushed by Duty... they dragged us in the village and when we didn't give it to them they made us strip down" said Beaver
"and we escaped with the ol' bloodsucker mating call trick" Mustang finished
"and the flash drive?" Lukash asked
"safe but needs a cleaning" said Mustang grabbing his ass
"oh god" said Lukash "don't tell me you put it there"
"I had no choice" said Mustang pulling out a flash drive "just give it a wash and don't smell it"
"go report to Skinflint and get new clothes" said Lukash "I will deal with... this"
"thank you sir" said Beaver as they hurried naked down to the HQ...

---Present---
"good morning sunshine" said a stalker examining him "you are a healthy little stalker"
"thank you" said Beaver "now can you get these things out of me?"
"don't worry I am almost done with the tests" said the stalker "done, now lets get these out"
The stalker quickly pulled the wires and needles out of his arms.
"here are some clothes, Mustang will be here shortly" said the stalker
Beaver quickly got dressed, he looked at the suit, it was a sterile white stalker suit.
"where are my clothes?" he asked
"they are... disposed of" said the stalker "they were severely burned and rendered useless"
"so who are you again?" Beaver asked
"I am Cannabis" said the stalker
"like the herb?" Beaver asked
"yes" said Cannabis "I am well the medical officer here in the Haven"
"the Haven, is that what this is?" Beaver asked
"yes, its an underground Vault, we expanded an old Soviet fallout shelter, the construction you hear is work at expanding the second level" said Cannabis
Beaver heard several voices outside the door, it sounded like an argument.
"Tusk he is fine, he isn't a security risk" said the familiar voice of Mustang
The door opened revealing Mustang and a large stalker he assumed was tusk, he was wearing an exoskeleton with two large tusks attached to the helmet, He was also carrying a menacing RPK.
"Beaver your awake!" said Mustang "I see you met Cannabis"
"yeah" said Beaver "so this is where you've been hiding all these years"
"yes it is" said Mustang "now I believe you can explain what just happened"
"what happened" Beaver asked
"the stalker activity, the nuclear warhead, the fucking massive blowout, the expansion of the zone" said Mustang
"the zone expanded?" Beaver asked "oh shit this isn't good"
"what were you and all those stalkers doing" Mustang asked
"we are attempting to destroy the zone" Beaver replied
"great going you dumb fucks, the zone now covers 90% of the fucking planet" said Tusk in a deep and grizzled voice
"what?" said Beaver, he felt horrible, it couldn't have happened.
"listen" said Mustang "a couple hundred stalkers stormed the NPP, there was a massive blowout and most of the world is covered by the zone. Radiation and anomalies everywhere, mutants all that shit is now everyones problem"
"wasn't it always?" Beaver asked
"it was but no one cared about it but us until now" said Mustang "come on lets head to the command center"
They walked down the hallway, it was similar to the room, simple, sterile and metal. They passed several doors and reached a large room full of computers and monitors, he stared in awe, he had never seen so much technology in one room before, let alone the zone. They walked up to a large screen with a world map on it. The map was covered in a red tint except for several small areas, a big red blotch over the Chernobyl zone.
"red indicates the zones control" said Mustang
"holy shit" said Beaver
"now you see, its everyones problems now" said Mustang "hell check out the PDA"
Mustang passed him a PDA, Beaver examined it, several of the features weren't working.
"there are so few registered stalkers that Sid cannot update the top stalkers, hell the only reason we know there are stalkers is from the maps here"
Mustang point to the screen, it zoomed in on the Chernobyl area, there were stalker movements in several gathered areas. The rest of the zone was silent.
"the map can only pick up groups of five or more" said Mustang "if there are others then they are scattered"
"we are trying to find info on the factions, try to open communications and such, put aside our differences" said a familiar voice
Beaver turned around, he saw a face he never thought he would see.
"Chekov?" he asked "what are you doing here with them?"
"they rescued me from the Red Forest" he replied "I was nearly zombified by the damn scorcher"
"so I take it your mission failed" said Beaver
"yes and so did yours" he replied
"well Beaver, we will show you to your quarters, its a little small" said Mustang
"I guess you won't be letting me leave" said Beaver
"no, you know to much" Mustang replied
"your still a bastard" said Beaver as Tusk led him out of the room.
He walked down the sterile halls into a hall full of doors, Tusk opened a door to reveal a small room with a bunk, a toilet and a sink.
"nighty night" said Tusk "and if I figure out your a spy I will kill you myself"
"great to know, I will have wonderful dreams" said Beaver as Tusk indicated the bulkhead style lock and closed the door on his face.
"nighty night" Beaver said to himself as he relaxed on the bed, he thought about their failure until he fell asleep...
  20:02:22  26 January 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Bow Chicka Bow Wow and Dirka Dirka are Tied?

Wow that is awesome, Fuck Yeah! Bow Chicka Bow Wow! Dirka Dirka!
  20:37:39  26 January 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
 

Message edited by:
Maiman
01/26/2009 20:46:45
Messages: 3552
The Tale of Beaver Part 4

(WARNING, the following part of The Tale of Beaver contains many references and spoilers to Lakota, if you haven't finished reading them then nows the time)

---Several Months Later---
Beaver woke up, he walked through his new room, it was a little bigger, it had a separate bathroom and his own computer that could track stalker movements. The system had been upgraded, using the now forgotten satellites orbiting the earth they could detect stalkers all over the world. They even added ways to filter different stalker clans from the screen, it helped them spy on the Red Flag. This clan he now served, the Seraphs of Dawn were attempting to finish the fight, end the battle against the zone. It reminded him about the army of stalkers that attempted to fight the zone nearly a year ago...
Beaver walked to the bathroom, he examined himself in the mirror, his beard was getting thick. He took the time to shave it off before heading to the computer, he watched the zone carefully. He rather enjoyed this, he could see everything, few secrets movements he didn't know about, he watched stalkers move from place to place, little dots on the map. He watched a couple dots, one was a interesting one, the dot was called Lakota, he was spotted traveling through America into Brazil and then across the ocean, he watched him explore France and then suddenly and spontaneously fly to the middle of the Sahara Desert for a few days, he noticed the amount of Red Flag troops in that area, after a few days of watching he pulled out his new PDA and went to call command about this but suddenly noticed he and another dot called Ra break out and escape through the desert where they met Dunekins, they then traveled through Egypt and found transportation to Freedom controlled Greece.
He watched the dot head for France but turn and head for Japan instead, he stayed there for several months among Ronin and then headed for the Ukraine. He wandered around there for a while before settling in the Rostok settlement, this one was a survivalist it seemed.
He kept tabs on Buffalo took, he missed his old friend, he watched him wander the old zone, making occasional trips to the Chernobyl area, Beaver felt bad he hasn't made an attempt to send a message to him. He watched Scar wander around for a while as well as several others. He left the room and headed for the mess hall.
The mess hall was full of Dawn Seraphs as they called themselves, they talked and joked while eating food grown in level 3, the subterranean farming level. The Haven had become independant from the outside world, a Utopia in a chaotic world, Level 1 was the Barriar level, 2 was the main living level, 3 was the farming level, 4 was the command level, 5 was the generator level and 6 was the waste level. a 7th level was under construction for research or it was assumed. Beaver noticed he was living a routine, he wakes up, showers, watches stalkers, eats, watches stalkers, heads to command, eats, sleeps. He had no excitement yet, but Mustang mentioned that it is only a matter of time before we reveal ourselves.
Mustang returned to his computer, he watched Red Flag and Monolith converge on the Rostok settlement, there was a massive clash between them, he watched as the little Lakota dot fade off of the map. Beaver was a little disappointed, he grown to like that dot.
He watched the battle take place as the dots faded away and move around his screen, suddenly and surprisingly the Lakota dot appeared again in the same spot, several Monolith dots disappeared, he stared at it, it was unusual.
There was a beeping noise on his PDA he was receiving a message, he clicked it and heard Mustangs familiar voice.
"hey Beaver we need to talk" said Mustang
"no my way" Beaver replied
He walked out the door and down the hall.

---1 year 8 months ago---
"hey Beaver" said a stalker "I got a newspaper from the outside world"
"really? whats it say?" Beaver asked
"same ol' same ol', America fights for oil, Canada does whatever, something important happens in Britain, Russian attacks another country, Japan invents a better vibrator its all the same crap" said the Freedomer
"why bother me with it?" Beaver asked
"because your Father is in it" said the Freedomer "Yurikov Khalepski Sr."
"what does it say?" Beaver asked
"he has went missing, no one has heard of him in several months" said the Freedomer
"what?" said Beaver slowly
"sorry brother" said the Freedomer "Ganja roll this guy a joint he really needs it"
His Father was always disappointed in him, he hated the idea of going to the zone, now he was gone, probably dead. Beaver always hated his name, how Yurikov Khalepski Jr, a big reputation he had to live up. He was the son of a Soviet War Hero, he was a powerful Commandant who served a well respected General Mikhael. Mikhael disappeared several decades ago. He decided to push the memory aside.
"Ganja, forget the joint, get me the strongest drink you got" said Beaver
"300 rad whirligig coming up" said Ganja "lets hope your immune system keeps this from killing ya, and your eyesight will be gone for several weeks"
"great, I don't have to patrol the village" said Beaver laughing, he doubted the drink would keep him from the memory of his father but who really cared. He grabbed the bottle and downed it, he suddenly couldn't see and fell of his chair laughing before he passed out.

---Present---
"Beaver I learned a stalker has received some important info on the Red Flag, I know you know the man" said Mustang
"who?" Beaver asked
"a man by the name of Buffalo" said Mustang "arrange for him to come down here"
"question" said Beaver
"yes?" Mustang asked
"where is... here" Beaver asked
"we are just east of the Army Warehouse" said Mustang "about a mile east, several stalkers will meet him there"
"are you sending Tusk?" Beaver asked
"most likely" Mustang replied "why?"
"nothing" Beaver answered "he just isn't a people person"
"fine I will send you instead" said Mustang
"great" said Beaver leaving the room, he headed for the computer and linked his PDA to it, he sent the message.
"well I am going to see Buffalo again, great, now its time to sleep" said Beaver as he fell asleep on his bed, on the computer screen many dots gathered and moved around, several forces marched towards the red forest...
  21:02:51  26 January 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
The Tale of Beaver Part 5

---Present---
"welcome old friend" said Beaver half laughing half crying, its been months since he had ever been outside let alone see a survivor of their mission.
"your still alive, I was going around searching for you and you show up now?" said Buffalo
"Details details, let me just tell you you have been searching the wrong areas" said Beaver " now lets go"
They walked for several minutes before reaching the entrance to the shelter, they walked through an old tunnel until they reached a state of the art door, they opened it and walked down the sterile hallways of the Barrier passing several sterile white exoskeletons, they walked towards a shaft and called an elevator, they entered it and went to the command level. They walked to the command center where Mustang met them.
"hey Mustang, heres Buffalo" said Beaver
"ah Buffalo I take it you still have he information" said Mustang
"perhaps, mind telling me where I am and who these people are?" asked Buffalo
"Dawn Seraphs, your in the haven, you won't be leaving any time soon either, so hand over the information" said Mustang
"do what he says Buffalo" said Beaver "I would rather not see an old friend get harmed"
"fine" said Buffalo handing it over
"Beaver take him to quarters 393" said Mustang
"come with me" said Beaver as they walked out of the room

"so what is the Haven?" Buffalo asked
"its a sanctuary, it is a command center that can keep tabs on the entire zone, no one knows we exist and no one knows what we do. We are as secretive as the Red Flag" Beaver informed him
"nice connection" Buffalo replied
"so, hows life" Beaver asked
"hell how about yours?" Buffalo asked
"dull" Beaver replied "wish I had yours... well up until now"
"ha ha why is that" Buffalo asked
"your life is going to be dull like mine, you can't leave" Beaver answered
Buffalo looked nervously but continued walking.
"how many rooms are there?" Buffalo asked looking down the long halls.
"400, 300 of which are small quarters, 90 are two rooms and the last 10 are suites" Beaver replied
"holy shit" Buffalo replied "which one am I going to?"
"small" said Beaver "I recently updated to a two room"
"so what do you do to pass the time?" Buffalo asked
"I watch stalkers move around, mainly you and a little devil called Lakota" Beaver replied
"you watch me move around?" Buffalo asked
"yeah, I also watch Scar and all, I'm having a hard time finding Shadow" said Beaver "he is living up to his name after all"
"Beaver... Shadow didn't make it out of the NPP alive" said Buffalo slowly
Beaver stopped and look at him, he didn't know what to say, of all of them he assumed Shadow would live the longest.
"he.. he didn't?" Beaver asked quietly
"no, shot in the head, his body is lying in the heart chamber" said Buffalo
Beaver pointed to a room.
"theres you room now if you excuse me I am checking the NPP on my map" said Beaver quickly running down the hall, Buffalo followed him.
Beaver looked at his map and sure enough there was a little dot called Shadow sitting still in the NPP.
"who else did we lose?" Beaver asked
"Gregor, Guide, Borov, Dirov, Lukash, Vironin, Forester, many others" said Buffalo "we failed and we lost too many"
"I need time" said Beaver "good night"
Buffalo left the room, Beaver shut the door behind him.

---a few days later---
Beaver watched another battle in the NPP he watched Marked One, Lakota and Fanatic fight in there against Red Flag, he saw Marked One and Fanatic flee the scene and Lakota fade away, Beaver waited for him to reappear but he didn't, many dots blinked away, suddenly he saw something unusual...the Shadow dot moved, he could have sworn it did. He stared for a while and then he saw it, it moved again, he swore under his breath, what happened, Shadow was dead for almost 2 years.
"Beaver this is Mustang, Chekov is heading for the Bar, go there as fast as possible, bring some back up" said Mustang
"will do, I will take a jeep" said Beaver
"Buffalo are you there" said Beaver on the PDA
"yeah Beaver what is it?" Buffalo asked
"were heading for the bar lets go" said Beaver "meet me topside I am bringing the jeep"
They ran up and got on the jeep, they drove down the field stopping to pick up Chekov, they drove quickly down the hills into the army warehouse and into Rostok, the gate was blown open and they headed for the bar, they ran in as they heard several gunshots...
  21:05:44  26 January 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
TTOB Is done

I found the time and finished The Tale of Beaver, I think it did a good job of summing up Lakota (from another perspective) and giving an okay idea of what happened to Beaver in between Red Storm and Maelstrom oh yeah and it gave an interesting twist. Look at part 4 and reread Red Storm and you should notice something rather interesting between Beaver and another character in it.
  00:16:37  28 January 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Maelstrom Part 1 - Red Alert

---Prologue---
About 6 years passed since the Red Flag were defeated, their numbers retreated back to their hidden fortresses in the motherland and carefully attempted to strike back, resources were thin at this point, barely 5 million people survived the frequent blowouts and the constant threat of attack. 3 million of those survivors are located in the safe zones. The Americas, where the radiation and anomalous activity was the lowest and Australia where it was perfectly safe formed population centers, the government attempted to reform and restore order. The last 2 million survivors were in the 'Hazard Zone', Europe, Asia and Africa were severely stricken with radiation, anomalies and mutation.
The stalkers there occasionally freelance, searching on their own and living on the land. The rest of the stalkers tend to form clans, these clans are a nomadic people, rarely staying in the same area for over a week. They travel where food, water and ammo are located, fighting over fuel sources and fleeing from blowouts. The clans fight occasionally but rarely see each other due to how rare it is to see another stalker, the stalkers are spread thin and that is the advantage that the newly elected president of the united states is prepared to take.
President Henry Sherman was the first president since the blowout, the US government was formed with the support of Duty, who helped lead the refugees to the united states was somewhat opposed to the stalkers, it was unknown why but he seemed to believe them to be the cause of their problems, which was partially true given the fact it was a stalker known as Marked One who selfishly freed the zone and it was the stalkers who let the Red Flag speed up the zones expansion, he had a plan to get rid of them, it was classified to all but a handful.
Many mercenaries were hired by the President to gather large ordinance. Bombs, Warheads, Missiles were rounded up to extraction points where American aircraft would retrieve them, unknown to all America was sitting on a stockpile of explosives, he gave out orders to his men to load them into planes, he was just waiting for someone to make a move, he needed a reason for this attack if he was going to have the peoples support. He then realized it, the mercenaries... he could hire them to do a terrorist attack, he could then pin it on the stalkers , and so he can cleanse the world of one of its many problems. He just needed to send the orders.


---Strelok---
Strelok held back a scream, the wind was dying down and so was the blizzard. The bullet wound was painful and he was half buried in the snow. He suddenly saw a shape moving near him, he tried to move his hands but he couldn't, he stared down at a big red pile of snow that was lying on top of him, this was the end it seems, the enemy found him. He suddenly saw a friendly face.
"well look at this, you nearly got yourself killed" said Chain looking down at Strelok's exposed head.
"heeeelp" said Strelok in a pained voice
"don't worry I got medical supplies" said Chain as he brushed the snow off of the wound, Strelok felt like thousands of icy blades were being pushed along the wound.
Strelok felt Chain lift him up so he can dress the wound.
"the shot went straight through, this is going to be painful but you should be thankful it didn't shatter inside" said Chain applying bandages "we should find shelter, get you warm, here drink up"
Chain passed him a canteen which Strelok grabbed and poured down his mouth, it felt like ages since he drank anything.
"much better thanks" said Strelok wincing in pain
"no problem, how long have you been out here" Chain asked
"3 days" said Strelok "I was thankful the shooter didn't see me, though I think it may have been a misfire"
"heh bet you had a good laugh about that" said Chain "death by gun cleaning accident"
"yeah" Strelok closed his eyes and tried to think of something other than the gunshot
"can you walk?" Chain asked
"I think" said Strelok, Chain pulled him to his feet, he stumbled a bit.
"okay okay, I will help you walk" said Chain "its probably more the cold than the gunshot that's giving you problems"
"where are we? I could barely see during the blizzard" Strelok asked
"we are in the Agroprom area, come on the research base is abandoned" said Chain "so what have you been up to for the last few years"
"well I have been working for some old friends" said Strelok pointing to the solid white uniform, now with a big red stain and bandages wrapped around it.
"Clan ah, I was thinking of joining" said Chain "ever since Fanatic died the whole Rostok settlement fell apart, they broke into tribes and wandered off to god knows where"
"shame, I heard it was doing quite well" said Strelok
"a year of construction disappeared in about an hour when the Red Flag stormed the settlement, only so many resources to spare on construction and repair" said Chain who paused, the thought obviously bothered him.
"yeah, I spent that year with my last surviving friend from my old days, he was killed by Crimson Rain assassins" said Strelok he had forgotten the injury and was now dealing with a new pain.
"did you kill the assassins?" Chain asked
"all but one" Strelok answered
"do you think you will ever find him?" Chain asked
"already did" Strelok replied
"so you found him but didn't killed him?" Chain stared looking confused
"no he instead decided to enter the heart chamber" Strelok informed him
"wait... your talking about Lakota?" Chain was really confused, Lakota was a great guy, he would never assassinate anyone who didn't deserve it.
"you were there, you saw how he was with the Crimson Rain" said Strelok
"yeah but I just..." Chain answered
"we are almost there, we should focus on getting there" said Strelok trying to change the subject
"agreed" said Chain "but one thing, what do you think his wish was?"
"I don't know, he wanted to end this but this has been going for a long time, six long years of hell, the only thing that happened was the Crimson Rain and the Red Flag disappearing to whatever circle of hell they came from" Strelok answered
"we're here, lets find a nice warm building to stay in, Ill get my matches out and light a fire, there's usually an old campfire we can reuse" said Chain "if that doesn't work we can always try to fix your suits heater, the bullet went right through you and the heater, lucky shot"
They were walking passed the old sandbags when they saw a bright light in the distance.
"is that the sun?" Chain asked "I thought it was behind us"
"its setting on the wrong side" said Strelok, watched it lower until there was a great flash and a shock wave flew out of it, there was a large explosion. They watched as the great mushroom cloud formed, Chain's Geiger counter clicked hysterically, Strelok assumed his was broken, he watched as another ball of light formed in the distance, and another... and another... and another...
"holy shit Strelok" said Chain "quickly lets get inside"
"inside isn't going to help, follow me" said Strelok who was getting some better feeling in his legs, he limped down between some buildings, Chain slowly following.
"here" said Strelok pointing to a sewage grate "the underground"
"your fucking kidding me right?" Chain asked "the underground is probably full of hibernating mutants"
"see their hibernating, let them sleep while we get to a safe place" Strelok answered lifting the lid
"oh yeah and I suppose you know a safe place in the underground, one that doesn't have a bloodsucker nesting in it?" Chain asked
"yes I do, follow me" said Strelok
Strelok slid down the tunnel, he was warming up as he quickened in pace, Chain stumbled at his heels whining. They ran down a spiral staircase and headed through some tunnels, Chain heard a howling sound and made an odd squeak, they reached an old vent. Strelok pulled it open and motioned Chain to climb inside, Strelok climbed in closing the vent behind him.
"were hiding in a vent, its small" said Chain
"feel around for the ladder dip shit" said Strelok "your stepping on my foot"
"sorry" said Chain as he grabbed the ladder, he climbed up with Strelok behind him, they crawled into a small room.
"wow" said Chain looking at the well furnished room.
"I have done some redecorating, I have been staying in here for several years now" said Strelok "it was my old stash way back during the faction wars"
"I see" said Chain "how did you get the furniture in?"
"Brought in lumber and built it myself" said Strelok
"explains the whole church style benching you seem to have gone with" said Chain "is that a refrigerator, don't tell me you built that"
"I didn't't build that, it says made in Japan clearly" said Strelok as he opened it and pulled out two bottles of vodka.
"then how... never mind" said Chain, they sat back on the benches and listened.
Strelok looked at his PDA, it was off, he tried to turn it off but it refused.
"EMP took out my PDA, probably the same with yours" said Strelok "well were trapped, idea?
"don't look at me I have no clue, who happened to have nuclear missiles to drop randomly?" Chain asked
"well there are four major forces, the US, Freedom, Duty and Australia" said Strelok "Duty wants to destroy the zone not add radiation to it, Australia is trying to maintain an Eco System for the non mutated wildlife, Freedom is scattered all over the Hazard Zone trying to unite the clans for the da... to keep us from dying out"
"that leaves the loving US" said Chain "fucking bastards"
"I'll toast to that" said Strelok "or it could be the Red Flag"
Chain laughed "those guys are the people we pin our problems on, oh no Billy forgot to do his work I guess the Red Flag are behind it, oh no it looks like several nukes blew up, lets blame the Red Flag"
"well face it their ass holes" said Strelok
"and I'll toast to that" said Chain "but if we run out of vodka, promise to blame the Red Flag"
"sure I will" said Strelok "but we better do it fast because in about five seconds the power is going to go out"
"what?" said Chain
Suddenly there was a massive explosion and the lights went out. The room shook and all went black.
"fucking shit" said Strelok
"you hurt?" Chain asked
"no I spilled my drink" said Strelok
They both laughed as they lit a cloth in an empty vodka bottle as a make shift candle and went for more vodka...
  00:17:49  28 January 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
And so it begins...

The Tale of Beaver is finished and Maelstrom is beginning, as you should have noticed part 1 is up. Enjoy, its the biggest slice of cake made by me since last year...
  17:07:54  29 January 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Maelstrom Part 2 - Nuclear Winter

---Strelok---
Strelok looked around the room, his head lamp was out of batteries, he picked up some batteries from an old box and switched them with the old ones. The old ones he can use to check for anomalies. He turned on the light and continued his search in the room. He grabbed some flash drives and he found an old Geiger counter. Chain was busy filling his bag with as much of Strelok's tourist delight stash as he could. Strelok headed to his medical kits and loaded as many as he could.
"come on lets go" said Strelok inserting two bubbles, a spring, a soul and a mica into his belt. He grabbed a SPAS-12 from his gun rack and several bandoleers of shotgun ammo. He passed a couple to Chain who was carrying an old Toz-34.
"you can use any of these guns on my wall" said Strelok loading a Silenced Walther P2K.
"that's okay, this has saved my life countless times" said Chain putting on the bandoleers.
"lets go" said Strelok as he climbed into the vent and slid down the ladder into the darkness.
The tunnel was pitch black, the EMP shut off the lights in the tunnel. He looked around with his little headlight and proceeded to open the vent, he heard many footsteps and other sounds all around. He took a deep breath and jumped out, he heard Chain stumble out behind him. The two of them walked slowly down the tunnel, the entrance was slightly visible from the glow of the fruit punch anomalies.
"this is quite unnerving, what do you think is living down here" whispered Chain pointing to the flayed corpses.
"well Bloodsuckers used to nest here, and there was a controller several years ago..." said Strelok "and before that there were rodents and I believe more controllers... oh and snorks too..."
"great, just great" said Chain looking around nervously.
They turned the corner when they heard the scurrying of many small feet.
"what in the zone is that?" Chain asked as he took a quick look around the corner, he saw many Rodents and the slightly more deadly Rippers scurrying towards them at alarming speeds.
"SHIT" Chain shouted "RUN STRELOK RUN!"
Strelok broke into a run before asking "what are we running from?
"Rodents, lots of them" said Chain
Strelok turned around and looked, the walls, roof and floor was moving, He turned and ran faster.
They reached the silo and climbed up the circular staircase, many objects were flying around.
"shit forgot to mention Poltergeists also lived here" said Strelok as they ran through the hurricane of objects.
"why did you choose to live here of all places" Chain asked
"because no one usually gets through the horde of mutants alive to bother me" Strelok answered as they continued up.
"we passed the tunnel to the research base" said Chain as they continued up
"are you serious, the research institute was probably hit by a nuke, oh yeah gas masks on" said Strelok "we are going to come out on a nearby hill"
They attached their gas masks and climbed up a ladder, they sealed the hole and fell over in exhaustion.
"holy... shit..." said Strelok as he looked around, there were massive mushroom clouds that went out into the distance, it was raining dust. His Geiger counter clicked rapidly. "lets get out of here"
"Most of the clouds are very far away, the closest one is there, two kilometers west of here" said Chain as he sat up
"we have to get to the Haven" said Strelok
"the where?" Chain asked
"follow me" Strelok replied as he rose to his feet and began to climb down the hill.

---Beaver---
Beaver looked through the computer screen, he stared at the massive surges of radiation. It was a nightmare out there, and in the Haven was chaos. Command had sealed down the vault, the entire Haven was lit with red lights. They had many agents out on the field, most of them Sleeper agents, assigned to an area and ordered to wait for further instructions. about 32 of their agents had disappeared.
Beaver scanned the screen, about one thousand stalkers had blinked off his screen. He assumed they were dead though it was possible their PDAs were shut off by the EMP, if so then the Haven was now flying blind to areas of the zone. Security issued a Red Alert statues, they expected more attacks to occur, some of their western European outposts have reported major aerial assaults, large scale bombings destroyed several newly formed settlements. If the Seraphs of Dawn were going to unite the stalkers and end this nomadic way of life they were going to have to do something about their attacker, America...

---The President---
"Mr President they offered no resistance, we have no death toll but the damage has been extreme by the looks of it" said the Lieutenant "though it has come at a cost"
"what cost" said the President reading through several classified documents
"the scientists say that the smoke particles left from the detonation are rising into the stratosphere, its blocking out much of the sunlight or something..." said the Lieutenant nervously "to put it short they say we are plunging the earth into a nuclear winter"
"is this affecting the entire globe" the President asked
"the majority of it, we are only experiencing minor effects of it, but another warhead or two might change that" said the Lieutenant
"very well, inform the men to keep the missiles ready but not to launch, we will let the stalkers have then next move" said the President dismissing the Lieutenant...
  17:08:57  29 January 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
I will get to work on the next part, now do your part and comment and such!
  13:33:30  31 January 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
QuaNTuMbenxh
Albanian Monsteя!
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 10/05/2008
Messages: 918
DAMN AMERICANS *NEVER TRUST THEM*
  18:16:36  31 January 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552

---QUOTATION---
DAMN AMERICANS *NEVER TRUST THEM*
---END QUOTATION---


Yeah I decided that I am sick of commies
  23:59:50  31 January 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Maelstrom Part 3 - Opening of Hostilities

---Strelok---
"where... are... we... going..." Chain panted
"a safe place I know" said Strelok as they marched through the garbage, the land was covered in radioactive snow and dust, the sky was dark and it was getting significantly colder.
They walked for several hours, it was dead quiet. They reached the old gate to Rostok, it was battered and hanging on its hinges.
"this place has seen better days" said Chain staring at the gates to the place he once called home.
"we have several days of travel ahead of us, we should make camp in Rostok" said Strelok
"I wonder if anyone is still home" Chain mumbled
"if anyone is still there they should come with us, it isn't safe here" said Strelok looking at the giant mushroom clouds.
"why didn't they do what happened to Chernobyl" Chain asked
"what?" Strelok asked confused
"when that warhead blew in Chernobyl it created some weird anomaly" said Chain
"well..." Strelok sat puzzled "The wendigo"
"The Wendigo? you mean that big thing Muffins killed?" Chain asked
"It was almost as radioactive as a blowout" said Strelok "with that, plus the fact Chernobyl was really radioactive, and the fact there was a nuclear warhead and the blowout that followed the explosion, the radiation must have been incredibly high"
"I guess" said Chain "I hear the anomaly is gone"
"really?" Strelok asked
"yeah I hear it dissapeared shortly after Badger's team entered it" said Chain
"unusual.." Strelok mumbled as they suddenly stopped talking. They walked through the main gates of Rostok, they were bashed open, debris covered the streets. It had an unearthly feel to it, there was little noise but the wind and the occasional howl. There was a rustling as the wind blew some leaves and paper across the roads, they walked into the main road.
"my god" said Chain
"how many people lived here six years ago?" Strelok asked
"over 200 before the red flag attacked" Chain replied
"where did they go?" Strelok asked
"I don't know" Chain replied "maybe they chose a nomadic life"
There was a blast of a shotgun, Strelok jumped behind a debris pile, Chain jumped the opposite direction into a partially collapsed building.
"get the hell out of here you freaks" said the shooter "Ill blow your fucking brains out"
"Chain, get to the roof and draw his fire" said Strelok
"alright" said Chain as he ran inside and climbed up the collapsed roof, he climbed up and jumped on top of the nearest building, he aimed his shotgun over the edge and fired off several rounds. Strelok jumped into the building nearest to him, he ran for the back door and walked around, when he assumed he was near the shooter he climbed into a nearby building and ran to the front windows. He aimed his shotgun and fired out the window.
"MOTHER FUCKERS" said the shooter as he suddenly aimed at Strelok, Chain took this oppertunity to jump to the next rooftop, he then ran until he was on the building right next to the shooter. He crept down the stairs and crawled right up to the window. He stood up and aimed his shotgun right to the shooters head.
"hold still or all that will be left of your head will be a big stain" said Chain
"son of a..." said the shooter dropping his rifle and holding his hands in the air, Strelok jumped through his window and walked up to the shooter.
"nice of you to join us Strelok, now shithead whats your name?" said Chain
"my name?" asked the shooter
"YES DIPSHIT WHATS YOUR NAME" said Chain he began to tap the trigger with his finger
"ITS DIME ITS DIME DON'T SHOOT" said the shooter
"Dime? I thought you died" said Chain
"can I put my arms down?" Dime asked
"sure" said Chain
Dime looked around, he saw Chain wrapping the sling back around his shoulder.
"Chain didn't you die during that raid" Dime asked
"which raid?" Chain asked
"the Houndstooth gang kicked down that door and tried to steal our clothes and leave us naked in the marsh, you tackled several of them into a building that blew up giving us the time to escape" said Dime "that raid"
"oh yeah" said Chain "got better"
"I am sure you did" said Dime
"okay I don't want to interrupt but its getting dark, we should find a place to camp" said Strelok
"oh follow me" said Dime "I know a place"
"where?" Strelok asked
"The 100 Rads Bar" said Dime
"its still open?" said Chain in disbelief "how? no one protects it"
"actually some people do, we have about six guys in there including the Barman and myself" said Dime
"really" said Chain "sounds good"
"we will have to convince them to come with us" said Strelok "all of them"
"I doubt they would agree?" said Dime
They walked into the bar, there was no overly friendly greeter or anything, it was dimly lit with a red light. They looked around to see five guns aimed at them.
"its okay there with me" said Dime
"Marked One is that you" Barman asked
"yes it is" said Strelok "I have some news"
"what is it?" Barman asked
"we are staying the night, after that we leave to the Haven, its a safe place" said Strelok "you guys have to come with us"
"But this is my home, I lived here since... well a very long time" said Barman "I am not leaving now"
"yes you are, you stay here and you die" said Strelok
"fine..." said Barman "what happens now"
"I say we should learn each others names" said Strelok "easier to travel with people you know, I am Strelok in case you don't know, or as Barman and Sidorovich like to call me, Marked One"
"I'm Dime as you already know" said Dime as he sat down
"Chain" said Chain looking at the others
"Bull" said a large man with a revolving shotgun
"Stallion" said a man with a revolver
"Shade" said a hooded figure with an SVD
"Storm" said a hooded woman in the back carrying a OTs-14 Groza.
"well now we know who we are things should be easier" said Strelok walking to the back, he could tell more than half of them hate him
"where the hell are you going" Bull asked in a deep voice
"to sleep where else" said Strelok walking to the back, he laid back against a wall with his shotgun on his lap. He closed his eyes and went to sleep...

---Somewhere in Russia---
Comrade Generalissimus of the Red Flag Melor Revolutsiya sat in his office, a soldier entered the room.
"Podpolkovnik Tilitski" said Generalissimus Revolutsiya "what news do you have?"
"excellent news Comrade Generalissimus" said the Lieutenant Colonel "The American forces have launched a nuclear attack on the stalkers"
"how is this excellent news?" Generalissimus Revolutsiya asked
"well you see, they left the world in a bit of a disaster, if they launch a couple more missiles it could send the safe zones into a nuclear winter like the rest of the world, they cannot launch any more. We have a chance to attack" said the Lieutenant Colonel "and not only that but they are launching ground troops to invade Europe, they are going to rely on their militia forces to defend against our assault"
"our assault?" Generalissimus Revolutsiya asked
"if you request it" said the Lieutenant Colonel quickly
"very well, but we shall wait, the Americans are planning something... I know it" said Generalissimus Revolutsiya "dismissed
Podpolkovnik Tilitski soluted the Generalissimus quickly, he left the room sweating. The last few Generals he had served had been too eager to execute the messengers of bad news. He saw the Podpolkovnik of Aviation Trolyk and the Captain, 2nd Rank Barikada walk past him to the Generalissimus's office. The Supreme Commander obviously had a plan...
  13:39:09  5 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Maelstrom Part 4 - The Fellowship of the Atom

---Strelok---
Strelok slept rather soundly, he dreamed of beautiful fields, he saw them once after he left the power plant that one fateful day he learned the truth. He assumed those fields were a cold radioactive waste now, it was a pity. Suddenly Strelok heard a strange noise that turned into a sing song, yet disturbed and creepy voice.
"little fly, little fly" said the voice
"what is it little fly" the voice continued
"what would you do if I poked you in the eye" it went on
"perhaps if I stabbed it you would... die" the voice finished, whatever the voice was it just received a fist to the face.
Strelok heard a squeal of pain, he opened his eyes and kicked a small shape off of him and grabbed his shotgun aiming it into the shape. It was a small jittery man who was curled in a ball staring into the barrel of his gun, suddenly he felt someone tackle him, his gun jerked up and fire. He heard footsteps outside, he turned to see Bull try to wrestle the gun out of his hands. several shapes moved in, he managed to make them out. He saw Stallion aiming a revolver at him, he saw Chain aim his shotgun at Stallion, he saw Storm had avoided the conflict and was checking the small figure for injuries, Dime had his gun in the air, he had no idea who to aim at. Barman was in the middle freaking out. Strelok saw Shade sitting in a corner outside smoking, watching them Strelok assumed, he couldn't't see his face.
"okay now can everyone back off for a second and explain what is happening" Strelok asked
"that's a good idea, lets calm down" said the Barman
They lowered their weapons and backed away from each other.
"I really should have mentioned this" said Dime
"mentioned what, you said there were only six of you" Strelok shouted back
"six of us defending, there's us six and... Ghoul here" Dime answered
"Ghoul is heavily traumatized" said Storm glaring at Strelok "he was found wandering the fields, he walked from god knows where covered in injuries and gibbering nonsense"
"lovely" said Strelok "I love how we share sleeping arrangements with a disturbed man who mentions killing me while I sleep"
"he wouldn't hurt a fly, I don't think his brain can handle it" said Storm helping Ghoul out of the room
Stallion glared at Strelok holstering his revolver "I swear to god I will kill you if you try something like that again"
"If you point a gun at me again I swear to god that will be the last thing you ever do" Strelok replied
"shut the fuck up" said Bull as he and Stallion left the room with the Barman
Strelok stared and Dime expectantly.
"I ain't got an insult for you if that's what you want to hear" he answered
"well that was not the wake up I wanted but oh well, we now have more luggage" said Chain leaving the room with Dime
Strelok left the room and looked at Shade who was staring at him. "what?" he asked
"good job man" Shade answered in a relaxed voice "haven't had that much entertainment in weeks, besides, we both know hes trouble and the others refuse to believe it, I had some wake up calls like that before, I nearly chopped his arm off, and he was the one holding the knife, you are officially on their hate list now, don't worry so am I, just keep to yourself and stick with people who really got your back"
Strelok stared for a moment before answering "great to hear, we leave in a few minutes"
After packing supplies and having a short breakfast they walked out of the bar following Strelok, he was noticing what shade referred to as their hate list. While Barman, Chain, Dime and Shade had no problems with following him, he noticed Storm, Bull and Stallion show much resentment. Ghoul was holding Storm's hand looking around, his eyes glazed over. He looked like a damn monolithian to Strelok, or someone who spent too much time at the Freedom base and took one too many bets.
"here we are, we are leaving Rostok, keep your self aware, the army warehouses are fairly brutal" said Strelok "oh and does anyone have a working PDA, Satellite Phone, Radio connection of any kind?" Strelok asked
"I got my PDA working" said the Barman
"thank you" said Strelok snatching it from his hand, Strelok quickly sent a message to a signal. Suddenly the PDA made a screeching noise which was followed by static.
"Strelok, your alive? we thought you died when the missiles hit" said Beaver happily "this is great news"
"it gets better, I found survivors and am bringing them to you" said Strelok
"survivors, there are still survivors in the area, the map isn't picking up any" said Beaver "well we should hope that our agents come flocking back like you"
"yeah yeah, will we get a welcoming party or transportation?" Strelok asked
"I will ask for you" said Beaver "talk to ya later"
The message ended.
"who is your friend?" Dime asked
"I recognised that voice" said Barman slowly
"that was Beaver" said Strelok "I guess I should come out of the closet now"
"oh my god your gay?" Stallion asked
"no, but do you have problems with that?" Strelok asked back "anyways, I have not been entirely truthful"
"what do you mean?" Chain asked
"I have been working for a secret faction for about... six years" said Strelok "they are known as the Seraphs of Dawn, or Dawn Seraphs, they are here to unify the stalkers in their underground, independent city I guess you can call it, its a big shelter in other words known as the Haven, which is where we are going"
"your leading us to an underground shelter" said Chain "why didn't you mention this?"
"well its a secret faction, we are almost as secretive as the Red Flag, we hacked the satellites giving us full view of the zone, it has blind spots now that the EMPs shut off most of the PDAs" said Strelok "oh yeah and there are going to be some procedures before we enter the shelter"
"what kind of procedures" Stallion asked
"we will get to them when we get there" said Strelok
They all eyed him warily, great now he just kicked their trust in the balls. They walked silently over some hills, several Aurochs peacefully grazed in the fields. It was unusual, Strelok was noticing the zone get more and more... peaceful. There hasn't been a blowout in six years, the dogs peacefully wander around looking for scraps, Aurochs graze in fields, hell he saw Pseudogiants grazing too. The zone was getting more passive on the surface, bloodsuckers are still as nasty as ever though, and all the underground nasties.
Strelok saw a shape run by in the corner of his eye, he raised his shotgun and looked around, the others raised their weapons.
"what?" Chain asked
"Bloodsucker" said Strelok "funny they seem to strike when I think about them" suddenly several shapes ran by, the others were now carefully looking around. Ghoul sat down and stared blankly into nothing. Strelok signaled them to spread out, they each took a step when they heard a chorus of roars, several shapes leaped out of nowhere and landed on each of them, they turned visible revealing a mass of tentacle suckers reaching for them.
There were grunts and screams all around, Ghoul sat blankly as everyone was wrestling unarmed with a bloodsucker. Strelok held it back with one arm as he reached for his knife. He grasped the handle and started stabbing every inch of the bloodsucker. It eventually went limp, he pushed it off and grabbed his shotgun, he saw several of them were already overpowered. Strelok fired a shot splattering the bloodsucker on top of Barman, he fired another shot splattering a bloodsucker on top of Chain, he fired a shot splattering a bloodsucker on top of Dime, suddenly the bloodsuckers let go of their victims and all jumped at Strelok who quickly fired off all his shots at them, he hurried to reload but was knocked down by the three remaining bloodsuckers. There was a burst of gunfire, the bloodsuckers collapsed. Strelok climbed out from under them to see Storm holding her smoking Groza.
"why thank you" said Strelok
"but I guess you oh me" said Storm
"yeah, and I guess you should return to babysitting the freak brain" said Strelok
"Your a bastard you know that?" said Storm glaring at him as she helped Ghoul to his feet.
"whatever, lets get going" said Strelok signaling the exhausted stalkers to get on their feet
"this is why I like to stay in my bar" said Barman
"hey maybe if your lucky you can get a bar of your own in the haven, most of the people their have passed through your bar, they might treat you fairly" said Strelok they walked over the hill to see two solid white High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) waiting for them,several solid white shapes were waving at them.
"Dawn Seraphs, aren't they nice people" said Strelok walking quickly down the hill, the others slowly following, they climbed into the vehicles, he noticed Barman, Storm, Ghoul, Stallion and Bull enter the other vehicle as Chain, Dime and Shade followed him in his.
"what the hell is with the others?" Strelok asked "they really don't like me"
"well you always were a bastard" said Chain laughing
"true but still, they really seem to resent me" Strelok replied
"its because they blame you" said Shade "they blame you for causing this mess"
"its not my fault the world is like this its La..." sid Strelok before stopping himself, he realized it was as much as his fault as it was Lakotas
"Lakota's fault you mean? Lakota spared my life when he could have killed me" said Dime "hell I tried to kill him and rob him blind when we first met, we went through hell and back, it appears this whole heart room place has another step we keep forgetting"
"what could that be" said Strelok
  13:40:35  5 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Theres your next part, enjoy, the next part of the story will be called:
The Bloodsucker, the Communist and the Professor. I am sure you can have some idea of what will happen next
  21:41:39  5 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
QuaNTuMbenxh
Albanian Monsteя!
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 10/05/2008
Messages: 918
Great Commies giving sweats a crazy professor who has a ton of Nukes at his office and a sentient Bloodsucker!! So Strelok is still alive and kicking Commie and Capitalistic Yankee BUTT!
  22:42:53  5 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
-=Grunt=-
Cake Muncher
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/08/2009
Messages: 4119
Good story Maiman.

The bloodsucker ate the communist and the scientist?
  23:23:30  5 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
keep guessing
  03:21:05  6 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Maelstrom Part 5 - The Bloodsucker, the Communist and the Proffesor

---Strelok---
Strelok relaxed, the HMMWVs bounced along the hills and bumps as they drove towards the Haven, he looked at the others, Shade was smoking and Dime and chain were talking about something. They came to an abrupt halt. Strelok grabbed his shotgun and climbed out of the HMMWV and slung it over his shoulder. The others hesitated before climbing out, they looked at an old battered steel door laying flat on the ground. One of the Dawn Seraphs lifted it open and motioned the others to enter, Strelok jumped down first, he was glad to be rid of them, he was beginning to hate people. The others clambered down the ladder and looked around at the dingy and cramped shelter.
"I thought you said it was a big underground city?" said Storm
"are you trying to screw us?" said Stallion his hand over his holster
"you think we are going to shelter humanity in this piece of shit, follow" said Strelok who approached a door and knocked.
"who's there?" said a voice on the other side
"Strelok now open up" Strelok replied, he then heard the locks on the door open, they clambered into a sterile white hallway.
"welcome to the haven" said Strelok "now please hand over your weapons to the guards"
"what?" said Stallion pulling out his revolver "you son of a..."
Strelok kicked the revolver out of Stallions hands and slammed him into the wall.
"what did I say about pointing guns at me" said Strelok as he heard Bull wrestle with two Dawn Seraphs who had him pinned. "but before you ask, no I am not going to kill you, because I already handed my weapons over... though I probably could without them"
Strelok stepped away from him and signalled the Dawn Seraphs to take their weapons, they walked off shortly after, the doors sealed.
"why do they have to take our weapons?" the Barman asked
"because, how can you maintain peace if your community is full of drunken, arrogant, armed bastards?" Strelok asked
"I see, then you should feel right at home" said Storm
"funny, well I guess we should report to command, they will assign quarters for you" said Strelok "and handle your pet"
Ghoul poked one of the wall lights paying no attention to anything else.
"Strelok your back" said a voice behind him "I was half expecting you choked, but miracles don't happen every day"
"hello Tusk" said Strelok "still watching the door these days?"
"actually he is escorting me, mainly to this door so we may greet an old friend" said the familiar voice of Mustang
"oh um hello" said Strelok "these are the survivors"
"Strelok..." said Mustang "get out of here, get some sleep"
"alright" said Strelok walking away, Mustang stopped him
"your forgetting something" said Mustang
"what your birthday?" Strelok asked
"just go before I let Tusk hit you" said Mustang
"alright" he said walking down the hall
"He treats the word Sir like the plague" said Mustang "anyways, lets show you to your quarters.

Strelok walked down the halls, he passed several training rooms, they were full of Seraphs wrestling and disarming each other. The place had grown quite a bit, it was home still but there was something about this place.
"Strelok you made it back in one piece" said Beaver running to catch up "Buffalo is down in the tunnels, they are trying to create a tunnel to another Shelter we are trying to set up"
"so I see we reached the moment in life where we build down not up" said Strelok
"yeah yeah, oh and Professor Cerenkov wants to speak to you" said Beaver
"about what?" Strelok asked
"some important matters he would like to speak about" said Beaver "oh and I had a question"
"which is?" Strelok asked turning to the labs
"remember that night in the Heart Chamber?" Beaver asked
Strelok stopped, he turned nervously around.
"when?" Strelok mumbled
"When we followed Gregor to stop the Red Flag" said Beaver
he thought for a moment, seven years ago, he almost forgot.
"yeah, kind of" said Strelok, he wanted to see where Beaver was going with this.
"Remember Shadow? the... Heart Keeper" said Beaver
"yes..." said Strelok
"did you kill him?" Beaver asked
"yes" said Strelok taking a deep breath
"are you sure?" Beaver asked
"I shot him in the head and cut out his heart of course I am sure" said Strelok
"then I guess someone is carrying his PDA because it is moving around" said Beaver
"what?" Strelok asked "what do you mean its moving?"
"well its as if someone grabbed his PDA and is now running back and forth around the power plant ruins" Beaver answered
"I would say your seeing things" said Strelok walking towards the labs.
The man was dead, his heart was carved out and was now sitting in the hands of Lakota, or what was left of Lakota anyways. Strelok entered a lab with the name Cerenkov on the door.
"you must be Strelok" said Cerenkov
"and you are Cerenkov?" Strelok asked
Cerenkov was a fairly old man, his head was balding and covered in scars, though despite his appearance he looked quite cheerful.
"yes, now I asked you to come here because your the only one I can trust" said Cerenkov "follow me"
They walked through a vault door and look around. There was a bloodsucker, a furry one at that. It looked like a yeti with tentacles and solid white eyes. The claws were fairly big too.
"what the hell is it?" Strelok asked
"a new breed of mutation, I had some chemicals and wanted to test on several mutant test subjects. I mixed a Fur Artifact with a Snowflake artifact, as well as some chemicals, this bloodsucker and intense radiation and this is what happened" said Cerenkov
"so... wait what did you do with the Artifacts?" Strelok asked
"well they are inside the beast, its organs seemed to wrap around them until... they are the organs themselves" said Cerenkov "it is most unusual"
Strelok froze... the artifacts turned into the organs themselves... that was... its... it can't have been. Strelok remembered shooting Shadow in the head before carving out his heart, which... was an artifact.
"my god" said Strelok backing up, the bloodsucker stared at him "where did you get the idea?"
"I was just experimenting" said Cerenkov "why?"
"because you are not the first person to create a beast like this" said Strelok
"what, there is another creature like this?" Cerenkov asked
"not a creature, a stalker" said Strelok
"your saying a stalker has an artifact for an organ?" Cerenkov asked
"an artifact for a heart" said Strelok "listen, I gotta go, excuse me"
Strelok ran from the room, he turned and ran down some stairs and quickly ran to his quarters, it was a two room, there were only a few last time he was here. He ran to his computer and looked at the screen, he saw, sure enough, a dot labeled Shadow walking around the NPP. Strelok looked around and walked to his bed, he pulled a vodka out from his bag and drank until he passed out...

---Somewhere in Russia---
"Comrade Generalissimus?" said the Lieutenant Colonel "you called?"
"have you ever heard of the Chernobyl Heart?" the Generalissimus asked
"you mean what several Red Flag Generals went after during our attacks?" the Lieutenant Colonel asked
"yes, it is a unusual artifact, it is rumored to be the heart of a dead stalker" said the Generalissimus "those Generals you mention were traitors, they left after I mentioned the story believing the power it could bring, it was lacking the last piece of the puzzle"
"and what is that comrade Generalissimus?" the Lieutenant Colonel asked
"the Maelstrom Core" said the Generalissimus "which was discovered by the American's while clearing a nuclear stockpile"
"your saying they are after the heart?" the Lieutenant Colonel asked
"the Americans are ignorant to the Heart, they studied the Maelstrom Core and learned what it could do, not what it must do" said the Generalissimus "they learned it can be used to increase the power of any explosive ordinance, and they are using it now to power a weapon they believe could destroy us, it cannot be launched, it could destroy our world, the nuclear winter that would follow would last for ages"
"so we must stop it from launching?" the Lieutenant Colonel asked
"we must stop it from leaving America" said the Generalissimus "it doesn't matter if it detonates, they are tar getting everywhere but them, that would be dangerous, if it detonates in America, it would send America into a long nuclear winter, much like the one we must deal with. After about five years our winter would end and they will still be suffering"
"so what must we do Comrade Generalissimus?" the Lieutenant Colonel asked
"Wait" the Generalissimus replied...
  03:21:41  6 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
There ya go, the next part will be called, Semper Fi, that one is simple to figure out!
  04:02:56  7 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Maelstrom Part 6 - Semper Fi

(Note, the Following part does not include the characters from the earlier parts, it is telling the story of the US Marines taking over the almost abandoned British isles and estabilshing a stepping stone into the hazardous zone.)

---Landfall, Monday, 1300 hours---
The marines pulled supplies off of the landing boats, they dragged them along the shore and began to set up camp. Private Jeffrey Mitchells was looking around, the area was cold, colder than he had ever felt before, he looked back and forth at the cold desolate fields that was once England.
"Mitchells get the gear into the armory" said Master Sergeant McKellings
Mitchells grabbed a box and carried it into the armory, it was his week on the field, they had travelled by boat, which was exceptionally dangerous considering what monstrosities now lived beneath the waves. He went out to carry more supplies, he was what the others called an FNG and was forced to do every job no one would ever want to do, there were about 20 other FNGs in the camp, he was lucky they had to do things worse than him...
---Landfall, Monday, 1400 hours---
Mitchells had first post, he had to watch the north side of the camp, before him was a great and dark forest of decaying oak trees, there were disturbing sounds coming from it.
"Mitchells, see anything yet?" asked a voice on his walkee talkee
"no" Mitchells replied "nothing but a nice creepy forest"
"well I see nothing either, the area seems deserted" said the voice
"I know its all rather pointless to watch an island where nothing liv..."
There was a roar, a horrible roar, it was a roar unlike anything he had ever heard before... it was right behind him.
"Mitchells what was that?" said the voice
"whatever it was its right behind me" said Mitchells nervously "I can feel its breathing, alert someone"
"shit, Ill alert the base" said the voice
Mitchells sat frozen in fear, he moved his hand very slowly towards his holster and carefully and quietly opened it. He carefully pulled the Beretta M9 from his holster and carefully turned around, turning the safety off.
He leaped forward spinning around with his M9 drawn only to see a pair of solid white eyes, floating in the air. He stared at it.
"what the fu..." Mitchells began, the creature turned visible, it was a hulking form with a mass of tentacles where its mouth should be and huge claws, it leaped at him, he fired his M9 at it , it landed on him and began to claw at him. He pushed at it with his knees as he tried to reload his magazine. He reloaded and aimed at its head and fired off the rest of his magazine, the beast howled and clawed as he screamed in pain. He reloaded again and shot the beast again repeated, the bullet pierced the beasts eye and continuing straight through to the brain killing it instantly. Blood poured all over Mitchells, he then realised it was his blood. He looked up towards the forest to notice many of the same creatures as well as other creatures advancing. Mitchells noticed the mine indicators, he sighed with relief. He then noticed them step on the mines, nothing happened.
"shit, they are remote mines" said Mitchells, he remembered being given the detonator, he searched quickly for it, he eventually found it. He heard voices in the camp. He pulled the safety cover off of the detonator and clicked the button. There was a loud explosion as the mines detonated, the creatures were transformed into a shower of body parts in seconds. Mitchells laid their with a large beast on top of him. He suddenly heard voices around him, there was a painful ringing in his ears.
"get him out of here, get some more mines set up and have someone take his place" said the Master Sergeant...
---Landfall, Wednesday, 0800 hours---
Mitchells awoke, he was rather sore. He was in the medical tent, several medics passed by and he saw several beds full or partially full of wounded marines, a couple were missing their legs.
"great job Private" said Master Sergeant McKellings "or should I say Private First Class"
"I got promoted?" Mitchells asked
"yeah, you saved the camp and took out a good forty beasts that were going to rush us, plus you got your fair share of scars" said Gunnery Sergeant McKellings
"thanks you sir" said Mitchells "I still feel like hell"
"get your rest Private, tomorrow we take London and set up there" said the Gunnery Sergeant
"yes sir" said Mitchells falling asleep
---Landfall, Thursday, 0600 hours---
Mitchells left the medical tent, he proceeded to the armory where they gave him a M16A1, a Five Seven with a flashlight attachment and field binoculars. He headed outside to see several FTTSs (Future Tactical Truck System) getting loaded with troops, he climbed into one of the trucks and looked around. Most of the troops carried M4 Carbines and M16s. There was a marine carrying a SAW and another carrying a SRS sniper rifle. The engines turned on and they began their drive to London.
---Landfall, Thursday, 1800 hours---
They reached London by nightfall, it was dark already and the headlights revealed everything, they drove down the road, which was flanked by vortexes that seemed to suck up anything nearby. Several soldiers were throwing their empty cans into them watching it grab them and crush them down. The HTTSs stopped, the marines climbed out and held their rifles out, they then proceeded quietly into the city, it was fairly empty. They marched through, the HTTSs were left with the driver and the gunner. The HTTSs followed the marines through the streets, they split up into small groups.
"Mitchells, think there's anything here?" asked Private Jenkins
"after all those things attacked us shortly after you asked sure I bet there will be" Mitchells answered looking around, there was a gunshot and the squad ducked behind nearby cover.
"shit what was that?" Mitchells asked
"two shooters" said Master Sergeant McKellings "one with a shotgun, pump action, and another with an assault rifle"
"orders sir?" Jenkins asked
"Return fire" McKellings replied
The squad stood up and fired off at the stalkers, the stalkers ducked behind cover.
"advance squad" said Mckellings, they proceeded forward to the next cover. The stalkers returned fire.
"GET DOWN" the Master Sergeant ordered
They ducked down as one of the marines got shot full in the chest by a shotgun blast, he landed beside Mitchells.
"I got a wounded" Mitchells yelled dragging the wounded marine behind his cover.
"Fire in the hole" said one the soldiers throwing a grenade, there was an explosion and the gunfire ceased.
"Jenkins, Mitchells check to see if we got em, Foreman, Trellings check the wounded!" McKellings shouted
Mitchells checked the bodies of the stalkers, they were both young and ill prepared, they had about a loaf of bread to share between them and only a few shots were left, they would have surrendered after another minute of fighting.
"well, looks like we got em" said Mitchells standing up
"yep, lets report back to the Master Sergeant" said Jenkins as they walked back down to their squad
"reinforcements have arrived" said a voice on McKellings walkee talkee "the city is ours"
"well troops, the city is ours" said McKellings "the army is going to arrive and defend the base for us, the marine corp are to lead the assault on the mainland, Barbecue under Big Ben!"
"Hooah" the marines shouted
The marines walked over the bodies towards the great clock, Mitchells looked down at the bodies of the two stalkers.
"Semper Fi" he muttered
He turned to his squad and walked with them, in a few minutes he would have a nice Barbecue, watch the Army unload, have a good night sleep and board the ship for the mainland. It would be the last four days multiplied by god knows what, Semper Fi...
  11:40:40  7 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
QuaNTuMbenxh
Albanian Monsteя!
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 10/05/2008
Messages: 918
Come On Let's see what happens now with a deadly Strelok , an Undead Shadow , a Crazy Commie and a stupid professor I think the enemy of my enemy is my enemy will prevail thou think of that commies and Stalkers together I would like a sketch of some t 95-s and other future crap
  15:37:02  7 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
 

Message edited by:
Maiman
02/07/2009 15:40:32
Messages: 3552

---QUOTATION---
Come On Let's see what happens now with a deadly Strelok , an Undead Shadow , a Crazy Commie and a stupid professor I think the enemy of my enemy is my enemy will prevail thou think of that commies and Stalkers together I would like a sketch of some t 95-s and other future crap
---END QUOTATION---



there will be twists and turns and total bull moments for you to struggle to grasp in the future I am sure. Oh and the American military will begin to show some powerful technology that makes the Red Flag look like cavemen compared to them.

Edit: forgot to mention the title to the next part *clears throat* the title is: Utopian Madness, the story will probably likely maybe approximately accordingly return to Strelok
  17:02:07  7 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Kane4
"Order of the Liquidators" and Dez0wave Tester
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 07/17/2008
Messages: 12654
Cannabis? What kind of name is that, lol! Anyways I love your Beaver story!
  00:53:09  8 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
QuaNTuMbenxh
Albanian Monsteя!
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 10/05/2008
Messages: 918
I will quote you MAIMAN
You Said:
"The A-Team, Ukrainian Edition!"
When I asked for Nukes now you'r giving them away for free
  04:01:31  8 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552

---QUOTATION---
Cannabis? What kind of name is that, lol
---END QUOTATION---


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis

---QUOTATION---
When I asked for Nukes now you'r giving them away for free
---END QUOTATION---


Well when nukes are involved theres only one thing that pops to mind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz77TI7t7Do
  06:31:57  8 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Maelstrom Part 7 - Utopian Madness

---Strelok---
Strelok woke up, he had been having dreams about the power plant, it seems that he would have to plan a trip, the power plant had the answers, but he had a feeling this wasn't the target. He looked around the room, he had an odd feeling for weeks. The US Army had invaded and took control of most of Europe, the Dawn Seraphs were coordinating with Freedom, the main fighting force of stalkers. It was ironic, by bombing the zone they assumed they would fracture the stalkers, but by invading it afterwards they strengthened the stalkers, bandits, mercs, loners. They flooded into the Freedom ranks, the fighting was for Freedom, also ironic, America is fighting Freedom. Duty has been silent for some time, its rumored that America is also fighting them as well.

Strelok got up and quickly dressed, he left the room and walked to the mess hall. There was a lot of heated discussion this morning, he stared around the room for a while. He sat down next to Buffalo and Beaver.
"well I think I might be leaving soon" said Strelok
"what? its been a week" said Buffalo
"yeah, I got some things I need to do" said Strelok looking around, he caught Storm looking at him, who scowled at him before looking away. "I am really getting sick of the people here"
"hey, there are always asses, what do you need to do?" Beaver asked
"something I don't want anyone to find out about" said Strelok "I am going to sign myself out in a few minutes"
"well good luck" said Buffalo
Strelok stood up and walked over to the hallway, there was a suddenly explosion and he fell over. Alarms began to sound, the power flickered.
"warning, arms locker 4 has detonated, all hands please proceed to quarters" said a voice on the PA. Several men ran into the rooms with MP7s and started shooting, Strelok dived at one of them, he pushed the gun towards the other shooters and pulled on the mans trigger finger, the gun shot the nearest one, Strelok kicked him in the head and shot the last three as they turned to him. Several Dawn Seraph guards came in with five sevens, they aimed at Strelok, who dropped the gun, which fired when it hit the ground causing people in the mess hall to panic, the bullet ricochet of the walls, people were running all over the place.
The guards ran to Strelok and pinned him to the ground handcuffing him, they marched him out of the mess to the prison.
"you know I saved those people" said Strelok
"shut up" said the guard throwing him into a cell
They left the room.
"son of a bitch, what the hell was that" said Strelok sitting down
"that my friend, was the first of a long line of problems" said a familiar voice
"Scar?" Strelok asked turning to the voice, it was coming from the other side of the wall.
"ah Strelok, I was wondering when you would be caged, considering how much they talk about you here" said Scar laughing
"what the hell are you doing here?" Strelok asked
"well, I was caught spying, I was hired by a very wealthy client... they don't respect mercs here" said Scar "well I hate it when I don't finish jobs, I end up having to listen to all these people go YOU SON OF A BITCH YOU ARE TOO LATE GO BE USELESS SOMEWHERE ELSE"
"I hear ya" said Strelok "used to live with that for a while"
"well, I hear these are getting common, terrorism in their beloved utopia" said Scar "fucking idiots"
"what?" Strelok asked
"they believe they are constructing a perfect world, a Utopia of happiness in a grim world, well now terrorism is a common ground and arms are getting smuggled. Utopia my ass, I bet this place is going to fall apart in a matter of days, Adiós Paradiso!" said Scar laughing
"well, I was leaving today, but it seems I am delayed" said Strelok "at least until they realize I shot the terrorists while they were too busy eating"
"what you want a big bear hug hero?" Scar asked sarcastically
"shut up Scar" said Strelok "I didn't get caught sneaking around like a little rat, speaking of rats what ever happened to Snitch?"
"Snitch?" Scar asked laughing "he changed his name and is hiding here, I think his new name is Rat"
"Ironic, considering he really is one" said Strelok "well I am going to wait this out"

---Seven days later---
"Strelok" said a guard "you have received a seven day sentence for brandishing a firearm in the Haven, the charges for murder on four counts and assault on one have been dropped, you are free to go"
"murder and assault charges... I take out some terrorists who were already armed and you want to charge me?" said Strelok
"that is enough, leave or stay here for another week" said the guard opening the prison doors.
"thank you" said Strelok leaving, he looked to Scar. "if you ever get out I will buy you a beer for your stupidity"
"thanks man" said Scar
Strelok left the room, he looked around. Damn delay had ruined his chance, he needed to get to his room and see what the path looks like.
He ran down some stairs and headed for his room, he looked at the computer. Their was a massive surge of dots along the western European front, it seems that the war had begun, he looked around and sat back, there was too many troop movements in the area as well, the path to the NPP was swarming with stalkers and war camps.
"fuck" said Strelok looking around, he had to wait now...
  06:32:50  8 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Well the next one will come when I can get it, hopefully tomorrow, I hope you enjoy so far
  15:13:24  8 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
QuaNTuMbenxh
Albanian Monsteя!
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 10/05/2008
Messages: 918
Terrorists mY ass some kind of weirdos killing with mp7-s
Strelok should get scar outa there
  16:45:47  8 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
time will tell, I will finish the next part as soon as I can, keep up the readin
  19:30:00  8 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
-=Grunt=-
Cake Muncher
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/08/2009
Messages: 4119
I wonder if Scar will be able to escape Heaven prison....
  19:56:32  8 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
hmm can a master merc like Scar escape a paranoid utopia?
  03:08:32  9 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Maelstrom Part 8 - Fall of Paradise

(Sorry for the small size, I will get the next one up ASAP to make up for it, if I can)

---Strelok---
Strelok eyed the stalker movements, he was waiting for an opening, it was getting late. He sleepily looked around, he noticed saw that Freedom was pushing back the US fairly well but it still seemed to be inevitable that they were going to lose. He stared at it blankly until the screen shut off.
"what?" said Strelok hitting the screen, he listened for a moment, he heard it, gunfire "shit"
Strelok ran around the room looking for a weapon, he couldnt find any. He noticed his straight razor, looked like he was going to find the time to use it for once. He opened the door and looked outside, there was a large blood splatter, he noticed several bodies. He crept down the hallways, he heard voices around the corner. He turned the corner to find Beaver and Buffalo taking cover, Beaver had an old Skorpion vz. 61, Strelok saw some of those carried by several stalkers.
"Strelok you alright?" Beaver asked
"fine, what happened?" Strelok asked
"well it seems that some people had a problem with how things are done around here, they broke into several armories and just shot up the place" said Buffalo
"okay where is everyone" Strelok asked
"well, they are either locking themselves in their rooms or running for the tunnels" said Beaver
"the tunnels?" Strelok asked
"its a tunnel connecting to an emergency exit, it was originally planned to be a path to another Haven-like shelter but resources ran low" Beaver answered
"okay heres the plan, you meet me down there, I got somethings I need to do" said Strelok
"what are you going to do, your unarmed?" Buffalo asked
"not for long" Strelok replied "is Armory 6 still secured?"
"yeah but... oh" said Beaver "mind if we join you till their, we could use some weaponry if we are going to go down to the tunnels"
"okay but keep quite" said Strelok
They walked down the hallways, they could hear gunfire and screaming through almost every wall. They carefully walked along the corridors until they saw a big sign, Armory 6, there was a guard standing outside armed with an AKM.
"Ill handle this" said Strelok carefully walking down the hall, the guard was looking the wrong way. Strelok stumbled over a body, the guard turned around aiming at him.
"TURN AROUND, PUT YOUR ARMS BEHIND YOUR HEAD" said the guard
Strelok turned around, he shoved the razor up his sleeve and stuck his arms behind his head, the guard walked closer to him, most likely to cuff him. Strelok pulled out the blade and stabbed repeatedly into the guards neck. Strelok picked up the AKM and signaled the others to come. Strelok took the password to the armory and opened the door, they stared at a room full of guns and suits.
"find your gear and lets get out of here" said Strelok "take extras we will need em"
Strelok looked around before finding his prototype exoskeleton, his fast shooting AK-74 and his desert eagle Big Ben. He grabbed several other side arms. He then noticed something interesting. He walked up to a over and under double barreled shotgun on the wall, a Silver Pigeon. On it had an engraving, Lakota. Strelok grabbed it. He looked around to find something else, he found a heavily scarred AK-47 and suited up.
"okay get to the tunnels, I have something else I need to do" said Strelok

Strelok navigated the corridors, he crept carefully passed several guards, he found the prison area, he carefully crept towards the same detention area he spent the last week. He opened the door, there were five guards. He readied the Fast shooter and fired, the shots shreaded their suits. He moved in and looked into a cell.
"why hello Scar, you still here?" Strelok asked
"Ah Strelok I see you found your revenge" said Scar standing up
"let me get these doors open" said Strelok, he pressed a button and an alarm sounded.
"Warning, Mass Prison Break, guards please secure the prison complex and nearby armories" said the PA
"oh dear" said Strelok passing a Colt 1911 and the AK-47 to Scar.
"well, ready to kick some ass?" Scar asked
"lets do this" Strelok replied, they stepped out, the gunfire intensified.
They walked down the hall towards the armory, Strelok gave Scar time to change into a new suit. They then ran to elevator, both in ExoSkeletons.
They sat silently, the elevator lowered painfully slow, elevator music played as they sat, the gunfire grew louder and louder, the further down they went...

---Somewhere in Russia---
"Lieutenant Colonol I have orders for you" said the Generalissimus
"yes Comrade Generalissimus?" the Lieutenant Colonol asked
"we strike now, assemble the full force, coordinate with the Generals, these are my orders"

---The President---
"well it seams that our enemies are more powerful than we though" said the President looking at the reports
"they seem to be unifying" said the General
"well, get the Maelstrom Project finished, we need to unveil it, that should get them ready, and send in the suit upgrades, hell send in all our upgrades, we need to stall them" said the President
"We shall have them on our next flight" said the General, saluting before leaving the room...
  03:56:35  9 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Maelstrom Part 9 - Break on through to the other side

---Strelok---
Strelok looked around, he and Scar waited as the elevator suddenly screeched to a halt, they looked at each other and both let out deep sighs. The elevator buckled, suddenly they plunged down faster and faster, they checked to see if their exoskeletons were ready, hopefully the suits would take the impact. They crashed into the ground, they collapsed, the elevator was now lopsided, the door partially open. Strelok and Scar both pulled on the door, it opened slightly. They struggled to fit through the crack. They looked around to see the lights were out and a thick level of dust was filling the corridors.
They readied their weapons and marched through the corridors, the gunshots were getting faint, they suddenly heard several silenced gunshots around the corner, they turned to see three tall shapes in crimson robes holding blood red Vintorez sniper rifles.
"oh not these guys again" said Strelok as he and Scar dived out of the way, the Crimson Rain Assassins fired off their magazines, Strelok fired off seven shots, one of the assassins shoulders blew open, blood spraying the area. Scar shot four shots blowing a big hole in another assassins head, Strelok threw his razor, which flew into the remaining assassin's eye causing him to shoot blindly, Strelok ran at him and tackled him, he pulled out Big Ben and fired several rounds into the assassins head.

"what were they doing here?" Scar asked
"doesn't anyone know how to stay dead?" Strelok asked
They turned and continued walking down the corridors, it was getting dark until they saw a large hole blown in the wall, through it led to a rocky tunnel, they walked through the tunnel, support columns came into view, it began to look like a mine. They looked at each other and took there first steps...

---Mustang---
Mustang looked at the shut down command center, he checked if the PAs still worked, they did, he activated them, all of them.
"Citizens of Haven, this is it, flee the premises" said Mustang grimly, he flipped a switch and clicked a button.

---Strelok---
Strelok and Scar both crept through the tunnel until they saw flashlights, they crept through the shadows then jumped out guns raised.
"hey hey Strelok its us" said Beaver
"okay who made it?" Strelok asked
"about half the population made it out, the rest are still trapped up there" said Buffalo
"or dead" said Scar
"yeah" said Beaver "weren't you in the prison"
"found a way out" said Scar smiling
"okay its the last of us" said Beaver "us and your lovely friends you brought with you, except the barman, no one has seen him"
"the barman is missing?" Strelok asked
"Im right here, someone cleared a nice path for me" said the Barman "when do we get out of this slaughterhouse"
"right now" said Beaver "lets go"
They walked down the tunnel when suddenly they heard a loud explosion, the tunnel began to quake. It was collapsing.
"RUN GO RUN" shouted Strelok as they ran, it seemed to be catching up to them.
"hurry up" shouted Strelok, his suit sadly was not one of the more agile of the exoskeletons, he was lagging behind.
The tunnel caved in fast, they saw a faint light, they noticed it was starting to cave in near the exit, they quickened their pace, they felt a sore pain as they tried to continue running, they were slowing down but they kept running out of sheer will instead of strength, they dived out into the light as the cavern sealed itself. They found themselves in a cellar, they walked outside, into the sunlight. They fell over panting, they looked at each other, sure enough those same people Strelok dragged to the Haven were still alive, so was Beaver and Buffalo, he noticed they were the only ones sitting outside.
"where is everyone?" Stallion asked "weren't we leaving with everyone else"
"we waited a few minutes, they probably split" Beaver guessed
They stood up and looked around,they heard footsteps, they all turned around to see five guns aimed at their heads.
"explain yourselves or die" said an old stalker leading the group
"my god" said Buffalo "Hawk is that you?"
"Buffalo?" the old stalker, Hawk said slowly "we thought you died, back when the military hit that bandit convoy we were in"
"I thought the same, I managed to get away from the explosion cause I tried to save the artifact" said Buffalo holding up a small blue orb, a moonlight.
"how did you get that passed security?" Strelok asked
"I have my ways" said Buffalo "Rabbit, Locksmith, Joker, Viper are those you under those hoods?"
"he got us" said Joker "lets flee to our secret Bat Cave"
"shut up Joker I am sick of your jokes" said Viper
"well this was unexpected" said Rabbit "we thought you were Crimson Rain"
"yeah weve been hunting them, we found several survivors flee into the tunnels" said Locksmith
"we found them" said Scar "they are now a smear on the wall, no worries"
"well that is good news, now we can join the conflict" said Hawk "how about you?"
"the conflict, well I suppose I have been away from Freedom long enough" said Beaver
"sure, I don't mind" said Buffalo
"as long as we end this already" said the Barman "I lost my bar because of this"
"I don't mind it much" said Scar before quickly changing the subject "nice weather"
"okay where to?" Chain asked
"well Freedom is going to try to push America off the mainland, we are going to defend the beaches of Normandy and try to advance across the channel" said Hawk "we went to stop the Crimson Rain before we regrouped
"well" said Beaver "I guess that settles it, lets go to head west"
"you guys go ahead" said Strelok "I have something I need to attend to"
"your leaving before the battle, I thought you wanted to end it" Beaver asked
"I do, but I have more important things to do" said Strelok "good bye" he walked away
"what a bastard" said Storm shaking her head
"agreed" Stallion replied "so shall we leave?"
"might as well" said Beaver "follow them I guess"
They walked westward, it was getting dark...
  03:57:37  9 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
There you go, the next chapter is called Teamwork? and Strelok has been written out of the story... ha, cruel joke, of course he isn't hes the main character of the story, he has just went his separate ways.
  10:38:59  9 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
HL2 Master
Senior Resident
 

 
On forum: 06/28/2008
Messages: 271
This is Rad! And it is not too Farfetched!

HL2
  11:11:00  9 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
QuaNTuMbenxh
Albanian Monsteя!
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 10/05/2008
Messages: 918
Great , Now lets see do they like people they saw die still alive ? if they do than Shadow is for the run.
And I also want to ask when strelok is shot (a stupid sniper shot him ) does he get artifacts translated for his organs ?
  21:33:08  9 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Thanks for sayings its not 'too' far fetched

and as for the QuaNTuMbenxh
interesting hypothesis, you might learn about it soon enough.
  15:33:09  10 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Maelstrom Part 10 - Teamwork?

(WARNING, THIS IS A WARNING YOU MUST READ: The following part to the story has a LOT of spoilers to SoC and CS and Red Storm, Lakota and Fallen in the Rain. MORE THAN USUAL, this one actually has lines directly taken from the end of SoC, word for word. It also contains some dialog in Lakota and Red Storm but still this is an important WARNING)

---The Group---
They walked slowly along the Ukrainian fields, they looked over their shoulders occasionally.
"that bastard, we have to save the day, he caused this mess" said Storm
"hey don't blame him, it would have happened anyways" Chain shouted back
"oh really, one of us had to go out and shoot whatever contained the zone?" Storm replied
"well he probably thought it would end it all just like your precious Lakota was supposed to do" Shade yelled from behind them
"hey leave Lakota out of this he was a great guy" Dime shouted back
"hey I got an idea, lets blame Shadow instead for uniting us to screw the world even more" said Stallion ahead of them
"shut the hell up" Beaver shouted at them
"wanna go?" said Stallion "bring it"
He pulled up his revolver. Buffalo held up his Taurus, training it on his eyes, Bull aimed his shotgun at Buffalo, Hawk aimed a Kalashnikov at Bull, in a few seconds everyone was aiming at each other.
"how about this, we put the guns away and calm down, we can blame each other or continue the task at hand" said Barman stepping into the web of guns
"great idea" said Shade mockingly "hey Storm I think you lost your pet"
Storm looked around and noticed Ghoul was missing.
"shit" she shouted and ran off, everyone looked at each other and ran after her, they ran up onto a Hill and saw Ghoul picking something up off the ground, it was glowing.
"well look at that, the Ghoul found a Soul" said Shade laughing
"shut up" Storm shouted back as she ran down the hill and dragged him up
"why do we keep him?" Viper asked
"hell I don't know but if we say anything we will have our guns crossed again, lets just go with it" said Buffalo
They continued their path west, if they were going to get anything done they needed to deal with their hostilities first...

---Strelok---
Strelok walked north, through the dark Red Forest, his Geiger counter clicked as he crossed through the bush, listening to the roars and squeals of beasts deeper in, he felt fear, something he didn't feel in a while. He was alone and walking back to fate, walking to a false end, what would he learn, what would he accomplish. He kept walking until he found a sign pointing him in the direction of Pripyat, he was almost there...

---Two days later---
Strelok looked up, it was a sad sight, the once majestic Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. He walked along, he thought he heard a song, a beautiful song at that. He walked down the road, he heard voices, voices he remembered. They drew closer with each step, he thought he heard gunfire and screams and explosions of crashing ships.
"hello Strelok, I see you have many questions for me, then ask them and then we decide what to do with you" said the C-Conscious Representative "We are the result of an experiment aimed at creating a super consciousness called C-Conscious."
He walked further along the road, the music sounded louder, the screams and gunshots grew louder as well.
"The C-Consciousness is seven volunteers that are connected during the experiment leading to the creation of the super consciousness that is us." said the C-Consciousness Representative "We immediately subordinated those who were conducting the experiment and assigned them to tasks we needed them to carry out."
He walked closer and closer, he can see destroyed vehicles and remains as old as six to eight years.
"According to our calculations, earth is surrounded by a special information of field, the so called, Noa Sphere." said the C-Consciousness Representative "It includes all the innevitents of the planet with competent abilities. Our main goal was to make small adjustments to the Noa Sphere, allowing us to removing this like anger, greed, cruelty and other negative factors from the planet."
Strelok drew closer, he could hear the explosions and screams of pain in his head, still he followed the beautiful noise.
"Individuals are unable to affect the Noa Sphere but the C-Consciousness could." said the C-Consciousness Representative "Unfortunately we made a mistake, and our interference made the zone."
The sound became faster, and a heartbeat mixed into the song. He drew closer and closer until he found the hole in the wall, he ducked under it and climbed down the hole. He was consumed by sound, of mutants and men fighting to the death.
"Strelok nice of you to join us" said Mikhael "I have been searching for you, but I must admit I underestimated your skill"
He dropped down and landed with a loud bang, he got up and raised his rifle and proceeded down the labyrinth of tunnels.
"well I must leave" said Mikhael "Important Mission you know, taking over the world"
He ran down the tunnels, he stepped over several old remains, he ran down ladders and through decimated tunnels that saw many explosions, some partially caved in.
He neared the heart chamber.
"your Lakota?" Strelok asked
"yes" Lakota replied
Strelok neared the door, anticipation rising.
"Lakota? we thought you were dead" Fanatic replied
"close enough" said Lakota
"give me the heart" said Strelok
He touched the door knob.
“no” said Lakota “I was told one day that I had a destiny, I was told this after I died several weeks ago, I didn't understand what they meant, I now do, this is my time, this is what I was born to do, I am to bring an end to it all”
He turned it.
“I will get him out of here, can you handle that?” said Strelok
“anything special I need to do?” asked Lakota
“walk in and make a wish, don't expect to be walking out of it after” said Strelok
“thanks” said Lakota “thank you for letting me end this”
“just end it already, I am sick of this” said Strelok as he left the room and helped Chain over the bodies of the hundreds of burned mutants.
The door opened. The music sounded wonderful, he realised what it was, it was fate, fate calling him to answers. He walked through the door to see a brightly lit room he was looking into the eyes of a familiar face.
"hello Strelok, I see you have many questions for me, then ask them and then we can decide what to do with you" said Shadow
Strelok walked up to him.
"why hasn't it ended?" Strelok asked "we kept fighting for years now, why hasn't it ended?"
"well that was the reason I wanted you to come here" said Shadow "you see, we had done it all right but we missed one part of it, one step of the process and because of this, we failed and the zone expanded because of this, we tried again, lost countless lives but we skipped the same step"
"what step?" Strelok asked "we had the heart, the code to the door, we found our way here, we made our wish, what step?"
"the Maelstrom Core, it is required to be used with the heart, the Maelstrom Core is an amplifier, in a way, it increases the effect of whatever its near, explosives, radiation, hell even wishes, it is effectively an item of great power" said Shadow "and this is the problem, your friends once again march to their deaths, the Maelstrom Core is in the hands of the Americans, they will use it and it will bring many deaths."
"it must be stopped" said Strelok
"that's just it, it cannot be stopped, events are set in motion" said Shadow
"so we are all dead?" Strelok asked
"no, we cannot stop it from happening, but we can change the target" said Shadow "remember, only you can do this because no one else has to skill and hell the firepower to defeat the entire defensive force of the Maelstrom Core in the time it will take for the President to turn the key. Your friends are a long ways away, you will have trouble catching up"
"I gotta leave now" said Strelok heading for the door
"no" said Shadow "we must train first, I have sent my friend Lebedev to retrieve a Helicopter, I am sure you will find its use, let me explain you will not be fighting a power plant. You will be fighting the entire force of the American Military head on"
"I see your point" said Strelok "then it seems I must wait"
"you understand, good, follow me" said Shadow
"when does the training end?" Strelok asked following him
"I know this will sound cliched" said Shadow "but you will leave when the is right"
"what am I supposed to arrive in the nick of time?" Strelok asked
"well, yes" said Shadow, they walked out of the room

---Many Weeks Later---
The group walked up to see the English Channel, they walked for days and managed to reach the beaches of Normandy, the stalkers had done it, they pushed them back and were fortifying, waiting for the American retaliation. The group, walked down towards the camp, giving sharp looks at each other, they learned they hated each other after the long trip. They reached their goal, now they had to help.
"we made it" said Scar "look at that we might save the day after all"
"yeah I am sure Ghoul will make an incredible soldier" said Shade
"shut the hell up Shade" said Storm "no one asked you to come along"
"and you are the only one who asked Ghoul to join us" said Shade
"the others don't mind" Storm shouted back
"well that's because the others don't mind you" said Shade
"frankly I can't wait to get to the camp, I get to distance myself from you" said the Barman walking faster
"in other words" said Scar "shut the hell up both of you, you can sit at opposite ends of the camp if you want"
"so Scar are you going to join?" Chain asked
"well I might, I might wait for Strelok to show up" said Scar
"like he will, hes probably relaxing somewhere" said Storm
"I doubt it he is heading to the NPP" said Scar
"the NPP" Chain shouted
"your kidding" said Beaver looking at them
"he has many questions, he is going for answers" said Scar "after all that's happened up there, it will be painful"
"lets just hurry up" said the Barman
"painful?" said Storm
"here we go" said Rabbit
"hey why don't we just..." Joker began
"NO" said the group together
"he screwed us, he screwed us over by releasing the zone then went BACK to do it again and again" said Storm "and his return should be PAINFUL"
"my head hurts" said Lockpick
"its gunna get worse than that" said Rabbit
"well here is something you don't know" said Scar "He went there with no memory of who he was, he fought their not to screw us, not for riches, he wanted to find the truth. He fought his way through hell and back and opened a door leading to the truth of who he was and he heard a story he believed was bullshit, he may have screwed the world but hey, it probably was screwed anyways. So before you believe you can be better think about it"
"yeah and he fought through and save my life, he could have stopped Mikhael from entering the chamber, but he chose to save a wounded Stalker. When Mikhael entered, he made sure he never came out." said Buffalo
"and at the very end, he set aside difference with his friends killer and let Lakota enter the chamber instead" said Chain "if Strelok entered it we would probably be hating Strelok instead of Lakota who sacrificed himself"
They stared at each other for a moment, Storm opened her mouth to respond but had nothing to say, they stared at each other before turning back to the camp and walked in awkward silence.
  15:35:36  10 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
That was an part about answers, now you know what to expect. The next part is going to be an interesting one and the one after is going to be a very interesting twist. After that expect the story to come to an hopefully epic close!
  20:09:59  10 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
-=Grunt=-
Cake Muncher
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/08/2009
Messages: 4119
I kinda didn't understand the part when Strelok is in the chamber... Are those people that talking to him alive or dead or just an imagination?
  20:18:10  10 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552

---QUOTATION---
I kinda didn't understand the part when Strelok is in the chamber... Are those people that talking to him alive or dead or just an imagination?
---END QUOTATION---



Those people talking to him were memories, when he was approaching he was literally hearing what happened in his last encounters starting with SoC and ending with Lakota, oh yeah and heres the next part all ready, be prepared for the twist!
  20:18:39  10 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Maelstrom Part 11 - Red Storm Again?

---The Defense---
The camp was bustling with stalkers, they were running back and forth with supplies or carrying parts of large guns. Several stalkers were pitching tents, there were stalkers patrolling and exercising, most of the stalkers looked nervous, they were waiting for the inevitable bloodbath.
"you hear to join up?" asked a large Freedomer
"uh, yeah" said Beaver
"wait a minute" he said slowly "I remember you"
"yeah its me Beaver, nice to see you again Huskey" said Beaver
"well I'll be, I heard you croaked like what, seven, eight years ago" said Huskey laughing "good to have an old drinking buddy back"
"bet there's been a lot of that recently" said Beaver looking around
"yeah, though ganja is off limits, if we are going to be on our toes we must be alert" said Huskey "so are these folks joinin?"
"yeah, we wanna take our part in the war" said Beaver
"well, its an odd looking group, do you work good together?" Huskey asked
"um..." said Beaver looking back "I would have to say a flat no"
"well... "said Huskey "how should I put this"
"put what?" Beaver asked
"we kind of lost a lot of our units in third platoon... so we have to fit you ALL in there" said Huskey
"oh..." said Beaver "well its a little teamwork"
"so are any of you not going to participate?" Huskey asked
"I doubt I will" said the Barman
"my god you survived all these years, we can use your help in our bar" said Huskey "might improver morale"
"and Ghoul here won't" said Storm pointing to Ghoul, who was digging a hole in the ground"
"right... he can go... over there" said Huskey pointing towards the furthest tent he can think of before whispering to Beaver "what is up with him"
"I don't know, they insist on dragging him around" Beaver whispered back "he is usually the cause of the arguments"
"okay so you should be fine if he waits here" Huskey whispered "no arguments if hes not involved?"
"not really" whispered Beaver "they tend to bicker about the whole Strelok and Lakota incidents and all, it gets rather annoying"
"ah... well lets hope they can put a can on it during the defense" whispered Huskey
"well, I report to third platoon, they are set up in the Omaha outpost" said Huskey
They turned and walked towards the outpost.

---Perimeter, 3 hours later---
Scout and Satellite patrolled the perimeter, it was a boring job since the enemy were going to attack from the channel not the fields and forests, but mutants had to be watched. They sat silently occasionally looking into the distance or watching a bird for lengthy hours.
"so when are the marines going to attack?" Scout asked sipping some vodka
"I dunno, I think they are trying to wait us out or something" said Satellite watching a bird fly by
"seriously, the enemy would be smart to attack from here, but hell they wouldn't be able to slip around our defense, we practically control the whole coast" said Scout
"yeah I could imagine a small squad or a reinforcement army landing south and headin north towards us but yea..." Satellite started "what is that?"
"what?" Scout asked picking up his binoculars
"see, there's movement, some of the tree branches are moving?" Satellite mumbled
"I see it" said Scout before freezing in place
"what?" Satellite asked
"you don't think those stories of Pseudo-Saurus Rex's are true?" Scout asked
"shut up, those are legends" said Satellite "Pseudo-Saurus... who tells you these things"
"old Monk back at camp" said Scout
"yeah never listen to him he will tell you all sorts of bull" said Satellite watching the forest
"This is Sergeant Muffins, do you see anything?" said a voice on their PDAs
"yeah Sarge, the trees in the forest are moving, I suspect there's a herd of mutants stampeding but Scout here believes its a Pseudo-Saurus Rex" said Satellite
"tell Scout to lighten up on the vodka" said Muffins "and keep an eye on that movement"
"will do..." Satellite stopped, he looked at the forest "what the he..."
Suddenly several large tanks burst through the dense foliage, followed by more, followed by more, followed by BMPs and BTRs, then more and more followed by tanks, they were driving closer.
"SHIT" said Satellite "CONTACTS CONTACTS, we have tanks coming from the south, with full troop carriers and support BACK UP NOW"
"SHIT WHAT DO WE DO?" Scout asked
"RUN SCOUT RUN JUST GET THE FUCK OUT" said Satellite, they turned and ran, the tanks were catching up rather fast, they kept running as fast as they could, they noticed 3rd Platoon running out of the camps and ready their guns.
"Recon Team do you copy?" Muffins asked
"RECON TEAM HERE WHAT IS IT SARGE?" Satellite asked
"CAN YOU IDENTIFY?" Muffins asked
"THEY ARE... BIG... T-90s.. THEY ARE RED AND GOLD WITH BIG HAMMER AND SICKLES WERE FACING RED FLAG SIR" said Satellite
"my god, I am bringing 4th Platoon" Muffins shouted
The recon team dived into a trench. The tanks drove over them, they camp to a complete stop forming a massive wall.
The stalkers at the camp watched, guns raised. The troop transports unloaded their troops. One of the tanks drove right up to the stalker formation, the lid opened. The commanding officer of the army looked down at them.
"good evening stalkers" said the man "I need to speak with your leader"
The stalkers stared up, there were too many for them to fight.
"your speaking to him" said Muffins
"you are the leader of the entire stalker force here?" the officer asked
"no, I am the leader of the Omaha outpost" said Muffins
"well that won't do, bring your leader, bring... Milov" said the officer
"Satellite, call him up" Muffins ordered
"this is Milov" said a voice on the PDA
"Milov, this is Satellite, the Red Flag are here and request your presence" said Satellite
"I will be right there" said Milov
They waited in silence until an old HMMWV pulled up, Milov stepped out and approached the tank.
"what the hell are you doing here?" Milov asked
"Pleased to see you too" said the Officer "I am Major General Gregovich, I represent the Generalissimus of the Red Flag, we are here to request a military alliance..."
The stalkers stared in surprise, that was the last thing they expected a Red Flag General to request.
"what?" Milov asked confused "your not here to wipe us out?"
"no, we see the Americans as a major threat, if anything is going to happen we have to set aside our differences" said Gregorvich "we must set aside our differences and create a joint task force, you know you don't have enough stalkers to assault London, or the naval firepower. The Red Flag however have an entire Navy and Air Brigade ready for battle, and these tanks are only a fraction of our force"
"why can't you wipe them out yourself, why do you need us?" Milov asked
"lets put it this way, our technology is far more outdated than America's. We use last Century technology, some dated back to the '30s, and they are using the highest grade of technology money can buy.
"so you literally want peace" said Milov "well..."
They stared at each other, it was perfect silence, Milov looked around at both sides.
"I accept the Alliance under one term" said Milov "after this myself or any other who survives this may shoot you, if you survive"
"I accept, there is a twenty percent chance we will succeed in our assault anyways" said Gregorvich, and if you look over their, it seems like the Americans are beginning their assault.
The stalkers turned around to see several ships emerge from the fog.
"STALKERS TO THE DEFENSES, FIRE AT WILL" cried Milov as the stalkers scrambled back to their posts, the Red Flag troops move their men into positions, their tanks formed up.
"how long must we defend before your navy reaches us?" Milov asked
"they will be here in an hour" said Gregorvich
"I was afraid you would say that..." said Milov "...brother"
"comrade" Gregorvich replied
They fired at the boats, the planes took off and began to bomb their base...
  20:18:52  10 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Bet ya didn't see that coming
  21:14:12  10 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
HL2 Master
Senior Resident
 

 
On forum: 06/28/2008
Messages: 271
God work!
  21:31:49  10 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Maelstrom Part 12 - Battle for Britain

(why thank you and here is the next part, this series by far has to be my shortest, not including the mini stories such as Fallen in the Rain and The Tale of Beaver, it will have only three more parts left )

---The Defense---
The battle raged on, the entire defense was in flames, it was forty five minutes in and already they were looking at defeat. They lost half their flak guns they had set up and many of their machine guns. They fired up in the air with a variety of guns from pistols to RPGs, the wounded were being rushed into medical tents, the boats bombarding their base wasn't helping, they had no real defense against them. They looked around as they faced defeat. Suddenly there was a loud explosion as one of the aircraft carriers exploded, the stalkers turned to see a fleet of ships, battleships and carriers and whatever other boats the Red Flag had found and patched up. Suddenly the sky was filled with planes and flak clouds. The stalkers watched the sky fill with flames and the American ships began to turn, fighters making emergency landings attempting to escape. The Red Flag aircrafts, MiG 27s, several helicopters landed in the base, medical teams rushed out.

The battle lasted 50 minutes, the ships arrived early.
"we did it, we have them on the run" shouted Milov
There was a roar of cheering from the stalkers, they took many casualties but they had the Americans retreating, this was their chance.
"we need these men ready, we attack London by tonight" said Milov "let us tend to the wounded and drink"
Scar walked along the beach, he shot a bullet in each of the wounded marines he saw, they tried to preform a land assault but horribly failed. He looked up to see the ships pull up, large Hammer and Sickles on the side.
"we did good" said Beaver looking out
"yeah considering the odds" said Scar
"come on lets get drunk" said Beaver
"sounds good" Scar agreed

---Later than night---
They Boarded the helicopters landing them on the various carriers and battleships, Beaver looked around before heading below deck with the others, they were assigned to a large carrier. Beaver sat as the ships moved across the channel, he listened to the group bicker about Strelok's motives and their usual rabble, he decided to lay silent during this argument.

The ships suddenly shook.
"ladies and gents, I give you London, the lovely city in Britain no one goes to any more except for when they are shooting something" said a man on the PA "in other words, get ot a gun, get to a plane, get to the side of the boat I don't care just shoot something.
The stalkers ran up on deck, the Red Flag pilots headed for the many MiG 27s and took off one by one, they watched Hinds join the fighter ranks, they saw stalkers run to guns mounted on the sides as well as stalkers with sniper rifles firing off the decks.
"well, I guess we join the landing team" said Beaver to the others
"are you sure rushing their defended city on land is a good tactic" said Viper
"only choice really" said Beaver as they proceeded to the landing crafts, most of them full. They boarded and sailed towards the docks, they heard an explosion as the carrier they were on exploded, they noticed torpedoes speeding past them under the water. They reached the Piers and climbed up, firing at everything that move.
The assault moved fairly quick as helicopters airlifted tanks into the battlefield, they headed down a street shooting, there were soldiers everywhere.
"Hey Beaver nice leadership we are outnumbered" said Stallion
"yeah thanks for the support, quick lets get out of here" said Beaver pointing to the street corner, they ran and turned the corner only to see an American tank with several marines standing there. "INSIDE NOW"
They dived into an entrance to the London Underground. They looked at the old subway tunnels and headed down them, there were marines and soldiers chasing after them.
They turned to a service entrance and ran, Stallion and Bull tried to barricade the door.
"quick go" shouted Beaver
As soon as they let go the door opened and several soldiers fired in. Bull and Stallion slammed it shut
"HURRY UP GET OUT" Beaver shouted
"go" shouted Bull "I can hold it shut"
"what, you can't hold it again stall of them" Stallion cried back
"we don't have a choice GO" Bull replied
Stallion paused then ran to the group who proceeded down the tunnel. They heard several shouts and gunshots. There was a faint explosion as they heard more footsteps behind them.
"GO GO GO" shouted Beaver as they ran into another tunnel, they climbed into an old subway train and ran down it, the soldiers climbed in and chased after them. Stallion screamed in pain, they turned to see his left leg was almost blown off. He fell over.
"shit go go, I can't go on... GO" he said rolling himself over and pulling out his revolver, he aimed and fired. They ran and climbed out of the train, they heard several assault rifles fire behind them. They ran down the tunnel, they were suddenly knee high in what smelt like gasoline, the stalkers saw a ladder.
"come on get up" shouted Beaver as they climbed the ladder
The soldiers were too close, Shade and Buffalo returned fire.
"come on shouted Beaver, suddenly several bullets flew at the ladder grazing Rabbit's arm, he fell off the ladder.
Hawk jumped down and helped him up.
"we wont be able to climb with them shooting" shouted Hawk
Beaver looked to see many more soldiers were coming.
"there are too many" Beaver shouted back
"I can distract them, go" shouted Shade lighting a cigarete.
They climbed the ladder, Shade stepped unarmed out of his cover.
"HEY SOLDIERS" he shouted "I surrender"
The soldier looked puzzled as they stepped closer, Beaver was the last to climb the ladder, he turned to look at Shade.
"I have something important you should know too" said Shade smiling at them
"what?" a soldier replied
"your standing waist high in gasoline and I am smoking" Shade smiled
Beaver saw what came next, Shade dropped the cigarette as the soldiers fired at him, he fell back as the entire pool of gasoline erupted into flames, Beaver climbed up the ladder and looked at the others.
Several bullets flew passed them, they turned and ran.
They headed into a building and barricaded the door, they noticed their were no doors, they saw many soldiers gather outside.
"get up stairs" said Hawk signaling Viper "we will hold them off until you find the exit"
"You might die" said Buffalo
"everybody dies kid, and hell, its about time" said Hawk
"good luck" said Viper "and may the zone watch our souls"
They both fired out the windows, the rest of the group headed up stairs.
"well brother, how about we leave something for these bastards to remember us by" said Hawk laughing
"I will if you will" said Viper laughing

"Joker hurry up" shouted Buffalo
"just a second I think I hear Viper laughing" said Joker listening, there was a large blast and blood sprayed at them as the entire lower level seemed to explode, Joker was thrown right through the wooden walls. The stalkers ran into the next room, Joker was lying under some debris, a piece of wood lodged in his leg. They readied their guns, there was no escape. They heard the soldiers storm the room, they fired their guns only to hear a faint click.
"son of a bitch" said Beaver slowly
A soldier entered the room.
"well look what we got here, we found em" shouted the leader of the group, he looked at Joker.
"well he looks too injured to travel" the leader said pulling out a pistol and shooting him in the head.
"YOU BASTARD" shouted Buffalo, Rabbit and Lockpick stood up.
"hmm, we don't need these two either" said the leader
"SHIT" shouted Lockpick as they marines opened fire, Buffalo jumped up and tackled one of the marines, Beaver, Scar and Storm jumped after.
"shit Mitchells throw the flashbang, shit Jenkins call the nearest squad for backup" shouted the leader of the group
There was a bang of white light, then everything went black...


---Strelok---
"your helicopter is fueled, go now Strelok, be a hero" said Shadow
"I will get the core" Strelok replied
"I know you will, now go" said Shadow
  22:23:56  10 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
QuaNTuMbenxh
Albanian Monsteя!
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 10/05/2008
Messages: 918
Ok so 3 updates before i can even see that
And I hope strelok has a RAH-66 Comanche.
And lets see THE DOOMSDAY DEVICE GO BOOM(I think the Maelstorm is some cobalt like a cobalt bomb only they dared to dream of it as creating one means no more humans
  11:53:07  11 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
 

Message edited by:
Maiman
02/11/2009 11:54:55
Messages: 3552
Maelstrom Part 13 - THE GREAT ESCAPE

---???---
Beaver looked around, his head was killing him. He saw he was in a different room, the others were there. Buffalo, Chain and Dime were tending to Rabbit and Lockpick, they had taken a few shots to the chest. Storm hadn't woken yet, he looked around the room. It was a metal building, it was long as well. It looked like it was built before it was placed here. He lifted himself to his feet and looked out the window to see many other buildings like it surrounding a large building with a tower. He could make out a sniper in the tower. He also saw that the entire area was walled off, large fences, electric probably, wrapped in barbed wire. There were machine gun nests as well. Beaver realized where they were.
"were in a POW camp" Beaver mumbled
The door opened, they turned around to see a marine in a large suit walk in. It resembled an exoskeleton but seemed more advanced. The helmet was the most advanced part of it, it was your standard exoskeleton helmet with a combat helmet on top, there were wires sticking out from under it and several goggles, probably night vision. Beaver then noticed the hulking form carrying a beaten figure. Scar.
"well now, it seems this one was rather useless, who should we take next" said the marine dropping Scar
"fuck you" said Scar rising to his feet
"not this again" said the marine, he punched Scar sending him into the wall.
Scar got back to his feet "when I get out of here I am going to kill you"
"go ahead and try" the marine said laughing as he pulled out his pistol and passed it to him. Scar examined it and noticed AP rounds in the magazine, Scar raised it and fired right at the marines head.
The bullets stuck into the helmet, they barely penetrated it, he continued firing until their was a small shield on the marines forehead. The marine grabbed the gun and through Scar into a bunk bed. The bunk bed shattered under the force.
"looks like you will have to sleep on the floor" he said, he then pointed to Beaver "this one is next"
Beaver stood up "why don't you shove your democracy up your ass and let us go?"
"now, you are sounding like a communist, do you know what we do to communists here" he said quietly "we take them out and gun em down like the pigs they are"
The marines grabbed Beaver and dragged him out
"but you don't look communist, so were just going to beat you instead" said the marine
The door closed leaving them in the room.
"I got to get out of here" said Scar looking around "there must be a way"
"do you have a plan?" Dime asked
"Supply trucks, we can sneak out with their shipments" said Scar looking out the windows
"like that would work" said Dime "they check them before they leave"
"then we think" said Scar looking at the others.
---3 hours later---
They sat silently, the doors opened and Beaver flew through it, beaten very badly. The armored marine looked at them.
"weve had enough for now, we will try again in a week. We will let you out to join the others" said the marine as they walked away.
"so you guys think of a way to escape?" Beaver asked
"you read our minds" said Scar "I thought supply trucks"
"didn't work, I saw several prisoners get dragged out and beaten when they tried" said Beaver "I got a simple plan"
"what?" Scar asked
"mass breakout" said Beaver "they cannot guard the entire camp, it will take some time"
"what do we have to do" Dime asked
"we will have a meeting with some of the prisoners" said Beaver "I will explain it then, lets send the word.

---The following afternoon---
"here is the plan" said Beaver to the room full of prisoners "it will be a 4 way mission. Part One, the Tunnel. We will dig a tunnel from this building to the treeline. Part two, the armory, we pick the lock of the armory and steal some of the weaponry, not enough to be noticed. Part three, the supply shipment, we plant an explosive charge under one of the supply trucks, it will keep them distracted. Part Four, we fire an RPG or any other explosive into the fence, we rush out, some of us using the tunnel"
"how will this work?" asked a stalker
"we are escaping in two directions, one they won't know about" said Beaver
"so we are a distraction?" another stalker asked
"if you get out good, if not just keep them occupied" said Beaver "it should take a week to prepare, we need Lockpick on his feet for this one"
"I will be ready tomorrow" said Lockpick
"good, lets get started" said Beaver
The others looked at each other nervously but nodded.
They stepped outside and looked, Beaver looked under the building, it was built on a large dirt pile and supports, he dug a little bit of the dirt out revealing a hollow area.
"perfect, we will dig from there" said Beaver
"what will we dig with, we are also going to need supports to the tunnel" said Chain
"the beds" said Beaver walking away Buffalo ran after him.
"you really think this would work, it seems very familliar" said Buffalo
"oh um.. it sounds fresh to me" said Beaver walking off.
"well might as well get that tunnel started"

---The following night---
Rabbit and Lockpick quickly ran to the armory, it was late, the machine gunners were asleep. Lockpick quickly looked for the lock, instead he found a computer lock.
"shit, let me figure this out" said Lockpick as he looked at the buttons, he wiggled them, they were solid except for a few of them.
"I got 4, 8, 7, 1, 6" said Lockpick "it can be any combination"
"oh come on that is easy" said Rabbit
"what? how is it easy?" Lockpick asked
Rabbit quickly pressed 8, 4, 1, 7, 7, 6.
"what are you do..." Lockpick began as the Armory door beeped and opened.
They stared for a moment.
"how?" Lockpick asked
"these Americans are so patriotic" said Rabbit "8, 4, 1, 7, 7, 6, July 4th 1776"
"Independence Day" said Lockpick stared at how simple it was
"come on lets grab the guns and go" said Rabbit as they stepped inside.
They emerged with an RPG, several M4s and a C4 charge. They quickly ran back to their building and shoved in under it. They ran inside.
"mission accomplished" said Lockpick
"where are they" Beaver asked
"below us" said Lockpick
"good job, now lets get some rest, the let he games begin" said Beaver as they laid down on the ground and went to sleep.

---One Week later---
"its all done" said a stalker "it starts when you are ready"
"now" said Beaver signalling them to head under the building.
There was an explosion as one of the supply trucks exploded, the marines ran to the trucks. Beaver climbed down to see the tunnel, it was amateurly built but it was done. They climbed through it slowly as they heard an RPG fire and the sound of footsteps and an explosion. They quickly crawled, they reached the end and climbed up. They looked around and ran through the bushes. They stoppped suddenly. They were looking at several marines.
"congratulations" said the large armored marine "you won, please proceed to the firing squad for your prize"
The marines aimed their rifles and pushed them back to the base. The armored marine lobbed an HE grenade into the tunnel.

---1 hour later---
"ATTENTION!" Shouted the armored marine as several marines aimed their rifles.
Beaver looked at Buffalo, who turned to Dime, who turned to Chain, who turned to Scar, who turned to Lockpick, who turned to Rabbit, who turned to Storm. They sat lined up staring into the guns of several marines.
"well this is it" said Beaver
"so it is" said Buffalo looking around
"we had a good run" said Dime
"meh I don't know it kinda went to hell" said Chain
"We almost made it" said Scar
"almost? you were in high security half the time" said Lockpick
"and by doing that I gave you time to work on the tunnel" Scar replied
"just shut up, I don't want to be annoyed when I die" said Rabbit
"I am still pissed that Strelok weaseled his way out of this and left us to die" said Storm
"oh no this again" said Rabbit
"hey let them shoot us before it starts" said Dime
"hey didn't we explained he is a hero?" Beaver asked
"yeah but the fact he refused to do anything, he is probably getting drunk in a ditch" Storm mumbled
"I dunno I think Barman is busy doing that" said Rabbit
They laughed hysterically before sobering up and staring back at the barrels.
The marines stared puzzled for a moment before loading their guns and taking aim. Suddenly the marines stopped and looked around.
Beaver heard a song playing loudly in the distance, the prisoners turned to hear Ride of the Valkyries playing loudly. A WAH-64 Apache flew over the camp, the chainguns fired mowind down the firing squad and tore right through the armored marine. Several missiles flew out of it blowing apart several buildings and guard towers. Suddenly a voice boomed out of it.
"hello ladies and gentlemen, did anyone miss me?" shouted Strelok as he lowered and fired at advancing marines. "come and get me mother fuckers"
"QUICK TO THE ARMORIES" shouted Lockpick as the prisoners ran off
"now how do I move this thing again" Strelok muttered pressing several buttons. An RPG hit the helicopter causing it to spin, the main propeller blade flew off, Strelok opened the canopy and jumped off as the Apache crashed into the ground. Strelok fired off a few rounds and ducked for cover. Suddenly a different song played. The soldiers looked up as twenty Mil-24s flew above, landing, several Red Flag troops jumped off and engaged the marines.
Strelok swore as he ducked down and aimed at the Red Flag. He suddenly saw a mob of Stalkers running to the Red Flag's side and chased the marines out of the camp. Strelok ran out and aimed at the Red Flag troops.
"what the hell are you doing here" Strelok asked Beaver ran up to him
"Strelok wait, there with us, we made an alliance" said Beaver
"what? you made an alliance with them, they killed many of us..." said Strelok slowly
"its our only hope of stopping America, look we took back London" said Beaver "come on, we have to regroup"
Strelok hesitated before stepping onto the helicopter.

---3 hours later---
They were on a Kiev class aircraft carrier, several other carriers and battleships were in formation.
"so where do we strike now, Washington?" Gregorvich asked
"no" said Strelok, everyone turned to look "head to New York"
"why New York?" Milov asked
"Because the President is there" Strelok answered
"how the hell can you know that, doesnt the President live in Washington?" Scar asked
"sure he does, but he is busy overseeing the Maelstrom Facility in New York, and I am pretty sure SOME of us know about that" said Strelok
"of course, our Generalissimus told us that they had a project but we didn't know where" said Gregorvich
"what project?" Milov asked
"the Maelstrom Project, it is a massive missile launching facility, each missile has about eight warheads and several artifacts to increase their effect, they are to be used to destroy... everything outside the safe zones" said Strelok, leaving out the core, he can see the Gregorvich noticed this as well.
"we have to stop it" said Milov
"no we won't" said Strelok
"I really don't see why we shouldn't" said Milov "this is our doom, it should be our target"
"we are not stopping it" said Strelok
"then what must we do with it" Milov asked
"leave that to me" said Strelok "we leave immediately" he left the room.
They stared at each other "I guess we leave" said Milov...
  11:58:54  11 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Wow, two more parts left already, this one sure went quick.
The next part is called Fall of Liberty which will be followed by the finale (of Maelstrom and possibly the entire Fallen in the Rain story... unless I can think of more)
I hope you enjoyed reading them, I enjoy writing for pleased readers!

heres are of songs to listen to while you wait.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDQ7hXMLxGc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cenim1nTWg&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnd0qg4I_MM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz3Cc7wlfkI

enjoy
  13:32:59  11 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Maelstrom Part 14 - Fall of Liberty

---Strelok---
He stared off the ship, there was an absolutely massive armada of ships sailing, there were planes and helicopters being fueled and armed and there were even several old zeppelins, he was told they were for collateral damage. He turned to see Storm walk up to him.
"you here to yell at me again?" Strelok asked
"no... I am here to... thank you" said Storm uncomfortably
"well thats a first" said Strelok
"oh don't be a bastard, take it as a compliment that I decided to do this" said Storm
"the reason behind the nice thank you?" Strelok asked
"I never thought you were coming back, but you did and saved us, all of us" she said
"yeah I am sure I did, though I kind of pitty losing the helicopter, it took me forever to learn how to fly it" said Strelok
"so thats what you've been doing? learning to fly so you can be dramatic?" Storm asked
"well... yes and no, I was also training for this next battle" said Strelok "its probably going to be the last one, if we fail"
"I will keep that in mind" said Storm as she looked over at all the ships
"what kind of deal did the Red Flag make to convince us to ally?" Strelok asked
"If any of us survive we can shoot Gregorvich should he still be alive" said Storm
"a great deal" said Strelok "I will make sure I survive so I can thank him myself"
Storm laughed "I am sure you would enjoy that"
"so why were they executing you?" Strelok asked
"we tried to escape, we had this whole thing down with a tunnel and taking apart our beds for supports and stuff" said Storm "I don't understand why it failed"
"I do" said Strelok laughing hysterically
"what? how?" Storm asked puzzled
"Beaver probably learned it after watching the American movie the Great Escape" said Strelok laughing "of course the American's have seen it"
"that son of a bitch" said Storm laughing
Strelok looked around to see the ship heading right under a springboard anomaly, the anomaly went right over the deck and towards them. Strelok grabbed Storm and pulled her overboard, the Springboard anomaly tore at the deck as it passed.
Strelok and Storm sunk under the water, Strelok opened his eyes to see many eyes looking at him, suddenly several fish-like creatures swarmed them. He kicked at them as Storm tried to grab onto the rope ladders hanging off the side of the ship. Strelok looked to see to large eyes staring down from below. He quickly swam to the ropes, the fish gnawing at his legs. He looked to see a large octopus, it was incredibly big, he watched in horror as several massive tentacles rose up from the depths, he felt a hand grab his suit and pull up, Storm puled him to the ropes, he quickly grabbed and they climbed up the side of the ship, a large tentacle rising after them. They climbed up as several Red Flag soldiers ran up and started shooting the tentacle, which retracted under the water.
"note to self, don't go for a swim" said Strelok slowly
"your lucky your alive" said a Red Flag soldier "its very dangerous sailing across the Atlantic"
"I'll say" said Strelok
"did you get a good look at it Strelok?" Storm asked
Strelok suddenly saw the massive octopus again, it was a disturbing sight.
"yeah, a very good look" said Strelok
They looked at each other for a moment, their eyes meeting, They moved closer. The speakers above them boomed causing them both to jump.
"Strelok you are needed in the command tower for review of the battle plans" said a voice
"God dammit" said Strelok getting up and walking through the hatch.
Strelok ran up the stairs until he was in the command tower, they all turned to look at him, he was soaked.
"why are you wet?" Milov asked
"went for a swim" said Strelok
"are you insane?" Gregorvich asked "these waters are..."
"...dangerous yes I know I had a nice run in with a school of vicious mutant fish and a giant octopus" said Strelok "but don't worry your men scared it off"
"so you met the Kraken" said Gregorvich
"'the', theres only one?" Strelok asked
"as far as we know, its a lone creature that wanders the ocean occasionally grabbing ships" said Gregorvich "keeping together in fleets tends to discourage it, for the most part we passed it off as a myth"
"yeah well it was very real to me and I doubt I will be able to sleep after this" said Strelok
"well lets change the subject, we need to discuss the battle plans" said Milov "how many troops do you need?"
"none, I will handle the Maelstrom Complex myself" said Strelok
"what? are you insane?" said Gregorvich
"stop calling me that" said Strelok "I can deal with it myself, you just handle the forces gathering there as we speak"
"okay" said Milov, we will rush the island of Manhattan with our fleet, divided into two groups, our zeppelins will fly overhead and drop as much of their explosives in a low altitude, our fighters will fly above and through the city streets and engage any fighters and resistance. Bombers will preform a sweep, they will cross the entire island and restock on the opposite carrier. A wave of helicopters drop troops, a helicopter will land on the roof for you"
"no" said Strelok "they cannot know I am attacking the base until its too late, I shall jump off the helicopter"
"Jump off the helicopter?" Milov asked
"I need the following gear" said Strelok handing a list, it was wet.
"um, okay" said Gregorvich eying it "my god theres a lot of firepower on this, enough to take out a large area of the city as it is"
"I doubt many of us will survive, we might as well cause a lot of damage before we go" said Strelok "I also suspect the city will not be habitable when I am done"
"I see, get in fight and go quickly" said Milov
"when I enter, give me a few minutes then leave" said Strelok "head to another target"
"good luck" said Gregorvich "I doubt we will get another shot at saying that"
"if the battle ends successfully you still won't be able to say that" said Strelok
Strelok left the room, they would be in America in a few days.

---A few days later---
They saw New York City ahead of them, the Statue of Liberty standing before a mass of towers down the harbor. The fleet sailed in.
"now" shouted Gregorvich as several battleships fired their cannons into the city, the planes began their take off as Zeppelins flew over the cities, alarms could be heard as American Super Hornets flew around their MiG 27s and their few MiG 24s. The helicopters, mainly Hinds took off and began to attack the city streets. Strelok boarded a Hind. Storm, Scar, Chain, Beaver, Buffalo, Dime, Rabbit and Lockpick followed.
They looked at each other as their Hind lifted off into the air. They flew over the Statue of Liberty just as several missiles hit it, the statue exploded.
"that wasn't necessary" said Chain
"who cares they were asses" said Dime
"so... this is it eh" said Rabbit
"we are going over the biggest battle... ever?" Beaver asked
"probably" said Strelok watching as several very tall skyscrapers collapsed. He saw T-90s fighting Abrams tanks, a nearby zeppelin exploded and crashed into a city street in a massive fireball.
"so thats what they meant by collateral" said Buffalo
"so cause as much death as possible is our goal?" Lockpick asked
They noticed another zeppelin exploded and crash into the ground. They saw stalkers and soldiers fighting in a park. They watched nearby helicopters get shot down.
"we are nearing the structure" said the Pilot "ETA 2 minutes"
"great, thanks" said Strelok
"well this is the end of the line" said Scar
"I guess this is where we say our farewells" said Storm
"I guess so" said Strelok "I guess so" realization hitting him...
  14:36:03  11 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
 

Message edited by:
Maiman
02/11/2009 14:38:12
Messages: 3552
Maelstrom Part 15 - Oblivion Lost

"The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic"
-Joseph Stalin

---Strelok---
"we have arrived" said the Pilot
Strelok looked at the others as he stood up, he slung four assault rifles over his exoskeleton shoulder, he had six holsters with pistols, he had two Lupara's slung to his hips. He had Big Ben on a hidden holster, a lead pipe along his shoulders and six throwing knives. He picked up a crossbow with a grappling hook and attached a suitcase and a small box shaped case to a chain around his hips.
"got enough weaponry there Strelok?" Scar asked
"I doubt it but it should do" said Strelok "so this is goodbye..."
They stood up and one by one shook his hand.
"good luck" said Rabbit
"don't croak" said Lockpick
"we are all counting on you" said Dime
"In other words don't fuck it up" said Chain
"well... good luck I guess, just... remember us should this mission succeed, the chances of us surviving are..." Beaver stopped mid speech and nodded
"hey man... listen, get in there and give them hell" said Buffalo "I lost a lot of friends to these bastards, kill them all, show no mercy and say hello to the President for me if you see him"
"will do" said Strelok
"well Strelok" said Scar "don't get yourself killed"
"ha ha" said Strelok "oh yeah and should I die, feel free to shoot Gregorvich"
"Will do" said Scar
Storm and Strelok looked at each other, she walked up to him and kissed him on the cheek.
"is that all I get" said Strelok
"come back alive and we will see" said Storm stepping back
"well now I am definitely surviving" said Strelok leaning back off the helicopter. The Pilot had to look again to see if he saw what he thought he saw. Strelok felt the wind against his suit, he pulled out Big Ben and fired at a glass window on the rooftop. He fell threw raising his crossbow. He fired it, the grappling hook wrapped around a pipe. He swung above some cooling tanks and between several missiles crashing into a glass window. He let go of the crossbow. he stood up looking around. He took a step and the alarms sounded.
"son of a bitch" said Strelok pulling out his OTs-14 Groza. He ran down the halls and found several chemical tanks. He placed the suitcase down between several of the tanks. He quickly turned and ran down the hallway.

---10 minutes later---
Strelok ran back up a ladder, several soldiers were shooting at him armed with Calico 960s, XM8 Carbines and OICWs. He fired off his Groza until he heard a click, he threw it at the soldiers switching to an AS VAl. He fired off several rounds diving behind some cover. He fired until it clicked and reloaded. He saw a grenade land at his feet, he kicked it away. He stood up and fired quickly, the soldiers heads were practically blown off. He ran through the mist of blood and ran through a doorway. He fired at several soldiers coming his way. His gun clicked, he threw it aside. He pulled out an AK-74, his Fast Shooter. He ran threw mowing the enemy down, he ran down the hallways until he found a staircase, the sign said Command Center up...

---The President---
"how long?" said the President looking at the missiles.
"we can fire them in 5 minutes" said the soldier "shall I start the countdown?"
"yes" said the President
"starting countdown" said the soldier "in 5 minutes the weapons can be fired"

---The Attack---
The surviving troops quickly retreated to helicopters, they returned to the various ships. The MiG attack groups flew through the city streets, Super Hornets chasing after them. The MiGs dropped napalm down the streets, quickly rising up and flying to their carriers. The ships began to sail away from the burning city.

---Strelok---
Strelok walked down the hallway, he fired several more bursts at soldiers attempting to fall back. he saw a doorway leading to command, finally. He walked up to the door and stepped through.

---The President---
"Mr President you are in control in 1 minute" said the soldier, there was a burst of gunfire and the soldiers fell over. The President turned around to see a man in an Exo-Skeleton staring at him. He took off his helmet revealing a mature face, a face that looked like it could handle any task, any fate, even death.
"and you are?" the President asked
"my name, is Strelok" said the man
"Strelok?" said the President "I have heard of you, I assumed you were... more efficent than this"
Strelok pull the trigger, he heard a click. He checked for ammo but found none, he slung it around his shoulder. He pulled out Big Ben. He raised it, it was all in slow motion, the President pulled out a hidden gun, a Colt 500 revolver. The President fired first, Strelok went to squeeze the trigger but the massive bullet hit his gun. Strelok looked at Big Ben, now broken. Strelok dropped it.
Strelok placed his Fast Shooter down. He knew what he had to do. He pulled out the Lead Pipe. His only remaining weapon.
The President burst out in laughter.
"A lead pipe, your going to stop me and my super weapons with a lead pipe" The President laughed like a maniac, he fired several rounds at Strelok, who felt them burn as they punctured his suit.
"its funny..." the President laughed "...how effective the Depleted Uranium rounds are, especially in capable hands"
Strelok raised the pipe and smashed the window beside him, he fell out of it and fell straight into a floor vent, he crashed through it. The President looked off the edge to see the great form lying on the ground, blood flowing off of him, a large spike sticking out of his chest.
"goodbye Strelok" said the President looking away as he clicked the button.
"WARNING, Firing Maelstrom missiles, opening silos" said the computers

Strelok looked up, he pulled a small detonator out of a pouch, he flicked the safety cover off and clicked the button.

The Suitcase Nuke detonated in the chemical room.
"Warning nuclear detonation in chemical chamber, sealing silos to prevent chemical disaster" said the computers
"WHAT" said the President he watched as the nukes flew up into the closed silos, he turned to see a massive fireball flying into the command room, he turned to see the nukes explode, it was replaced by a blinding white light, the entire place shook until he felt nothing, and simply ceased to exist...

---Scar---
Scar looked at the burning city, there was a bright flash of light and a massive explosion. The entire city was covered by a massive fireball, the mushroom cloud was huge, the shock wave nearly destroyed their fleet. Scar turned around, Milov, who led the assault had died. He looked at Gregorvich, quickly pulling out a Colt 1911 and firing it right between Gregorvich's eyes. The stalkers turned and looked at him.
"he may be dead but I kept his promise" said Scar walking away, the rest of the stalkers stared at the explosion. Strelok was... gone...

---Somewhere in Russia---
"the Maelstrom facility is gone comrade Generalissimus" said the Colonel
"excellent work, send Gregorvich my regards" said the Generalissimus
"I am afraid he is dead, one of the stalkers shot him... apparently that was sealing the deal of our alliance" said the Colonel
"Of course" said the Generalissimus "excuse me but i have something to attend to"
The Generalissimus walked down the hallway into an elevator, it lowered down to the lowest level. He stepped into a sterile laboratory, he turned to his chief scientist.
"did you find the core?" the Scientist asked
"not yet, we are sending an extraction team" said the Generalissimus "it will be here in good time, Comrade Sakharov"
"Comrade Generalissimus" Professor Sakharov replied

---Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Heart Chamber---
"are you sure he is coming" said Lebedev
"he definitely is" said Shadow "he is going to be late though"
"but can we trust him?" Lebedev asked
"we can... we can..." said Shadow "he is stronger than you think..."

---Rostok---
The Barman washed his glasses, after the fleet left, those remaining helped him take back his Bar. He waited for the soldiers to clear out. He walked to the back room to Ghoul.
"okay what do you want?" Barman asked
Ghoul stood up and looked at him.
"I have a message for you, we are coming" said Ghoul, he walked passed the Barman and left.
The Barman sighed and returned to his cups, this wasn't good...

---New York City, Maelstrom Facility---
The extraction team walked slowly through the radioactive inferno, they looked through the rubble, they found a shape. It was a figure in an exoskeleton, there was debris sticking through him, he seemed dead. The men walked to the core, they opened it to reveal their prize... there was nothing in there, no Maelstrom Core at all. The extraction team looked around, they turned and left the ruins to deliver their message.

The rain began to pour, the blood and shells washing away in the heavy rainfall...
  14:37:19  11 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
The End?

This is the end of Maelstrom, and possibly the entire Fallen in the Rain story, unless I think of more to go with the story.
  17:56:56  11 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
QuaNTuMbenxh
Albanian Monsteя!
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 10/05/2008
Messages: 918

---QUOTATION---
The End?

This is the end of Maelstrom, and possibly the entire Fallen in the Rain story, unless I think of more to go with the story.
---END QUOTATION---



Come on Red Alert is one of my favorites
And plus i think they will extract Strelok and take his to Sakharov (The Crazy Professor who likes zombified Chicks )
And give his some artifacts in his Belt(ummm...) , excuse me in his Stomach and Body guess his bad ass dace becoming like that of a Gorilla great killings and please think of some stuff it'll be booring without you
  18:46:55  11 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552

---QUOTATION---
The End?

This is the end of Maelstrom, and possibly the entire Fallen in the Rain story, unless I think of more to go with the story.

Come on Red Alert is one of my favorites
And plus i think they will extract Strelok and take his to Sakharov (The Crazy Professor who likes zombified Chicks )
And give his some artifacts in his Belt(ummm...) , excuse me in his Stomach and Body guess his bad ass dace becoming like that of a Gorilla great killings and please think of some stuff it'll be booring without you
---END QUOTATION---



yeah well, I guess I am the only one on this forum who can come up with a main character blowing up an entire city with a briefcase and a lead pipe and make it work...
  11:26:16  12 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
HL2 Master
Senior Resident
 

 
On forum: 06/28/2008
 

Message edited by:
HL2 Master
02/12/2009 11:49:26
Messages: 271
SWEET!!!!!!!!! Dont stop! and NOOOOOOO STREEEEEELLLOOOOOKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!

I SAID COME HOME!!! DONT DIE THERE!!!!!!
If I was in the US I would say to Strelok, GET OUT OF HERE STALKER.

But alas, he is gone. He was a good STALKER, lets drink to him once more!

HL2
  12:21:48  12 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
-=Grunt=-
Cake Muncher
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/08/2009
 

Message edited by:
-=Grunt=-
02/12/2009 12:22:47
Messages: 4119
ZOMGBBQ!

I'm thinking about the Maelstrom core... Maybe Strelok took it? It was missing in the ending.

EDIT: Strelok shall rise again!
  00:32:52  13 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
 

Message edited by:
Maiman
02/13/2009 0:36:00
Messages: 3552

---QUOTATION---
ZOMGBBQ!

I'm thinking about the Maelstrom core... Maybe Strelok took it? It was missing in the ending.

EDIT: Strelok shall rise again!
---END QUOTATION---



reread the last part and pay attention to some of the little things, you will have your answer.

oh yeah and as for the series ending.... I NEVER SAID I WOULD STOP WRITING.
nah if it ended I had several other story ideas running through my head.
If I do decide to continue, the next part might be fairly short.

Below the thunders of the upper deep; Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea, His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep The Kraken sleepeth.
-Tennyson

in speaking of quotes, that Stalin quote I put at the beginning of the part really predicted your reaction

"The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic"
-Joseph Stalin

Strelok dies, the entire city is incinerated and everyone there dies and you guys go... STRELOK NOOOO

Stalinists

oh here is a nice song too
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z0HWcttgrs
  00:38:22  13 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
QuaNTuMbenxh
Albanian Monsteя!
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 10/05/2008
Messages: 918
NOOO Camarade (I simply hate my new french teacher she never translates any frigging word she simply talk and mumbles like parlevu avec tres monsieur and stuff god I hate that Crap )
And please I like strelok so get scar and a bunch of Noobies to help him !
  00:58:20  13 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Yeah I was rather curious of how I would end it, I was thinking of the classic hero/hero screwed up ending but I did that one to death. I was also thinking of pulling a dream ending just to see the look on your faces LOL that would have been funny, you would have hated me and never read any of my future projects so I shot that idea. I then thought of the sacrifice ending style, which I settled on, the original ending I wrote gave you some clues into a sequel but at the moment I am unsure if there will be one.

So while you wait just lay back and think.
After all its not the first time Strelok died
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbP67zfqIxc
  02:46:11  14 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
The End is... almost nigh?

Okay heres the deal, I thought about it for a while and decided.

*drum roll*
*guitar solo*
*more drum rolls*

There will be another part: Fall of a Sharpshooter.
Fall of a Sharpshooter starts IMMEDIATELY after Maelstrom ends and will be about the Maelstrom Core, where it was and if it will reach the heart chamber.
So there you have it!

*waits for applause*
  08:05:11  15 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
HL2 Master
Senior Resident
 

 
On forum: 06/28/2008
Messages: 271
(Applause given)

Hurry it up!

HL2 Master
  13:17:28  15 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Fall or Fate?

Okay I am planning it out now but I am curious, which name sounds better?
Fall of a Sharpshooter
or
Fate of a Sharpshooter

Fall sounds dramatic while Fate sounds epic.... which do you prefer?
  14:36:07  15 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
-=Grunt=-
Cake Muncher
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/08/2009
Messages: 4119
Hmmm.... I'll go for Fall, sounds nice.
  15:11:10  15 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
QuaNTuMbenxh
Albanian Monsteя!
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 10/05/2008
Messages: 918
Hey You Nihilist!
Make it Fall! or I'll get my buddies to hunt you down like a rabbit
  16:50:05  15 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
ok Fate!


jk jk

Okay its Fall now I just need to begin the writing...er... typing
  10:55:03  17 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
The Bad Ass Teaser...

(okay I know you guys find me TOTALLY awesome so heres a little teaser to the next story

A bird flew through the radioactive streets of New York, bodies littered the streets, old tanks and fighters were strewn across the debris. The great battle that took place here had left the area a desolate waste. The bird flew towards the heart of the radiation, a large structure, one that housed several nuclear warheads. The bird flew through the collapsed roof and landed on the outstretched hand of a fallen stalker, the bird settled on the hand and pecked at the fingers, the hand closed trapping the bird. The bird looked at the stalker, his eyes opened...

Part 1 iz in ze workz!
  11:24:46  17 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
 

Message edited by:
Maiman
02/17/2009 11:25:49
Messages: 3552
Fall of a Sharpshooter Part 1 - A Stubborn Stalker

A bird flew through the radioactive streets of New York, bodies littered the streets, old tanks and fighters were strewn across the debris. The great battle that took place here had left the area a desolate waste. The bird flew towards the heart of the radiation, a large structure, one that housed several nuclear warheads. The bird flew through the collapsed roof and landed on the outstretched hand of a fallen stalker, the bird settled on the hand and pecked at the fingers, the hand closed trapping the bird. The bird looked at the stalker, his eyes opened...

Strelok stared up at the sky, he pulled himself to his feet, he released the struggling bird, it was a small pigeon, it flew up out the hole in the roof. His Geiger counter had a piece of shrapnel lodged in it. He looked around, he had completed his goal, well not quite. He opened the box-shaped case he had brought with him, he opened it revealing a rainbow colored orb, millions of colors seemed to float aimlessly in the crystal shell. He touched it, it flashed, the colors violently flashed in the orb, he took his hands off of it and closed the box. He felt ill, he assumed it was the radiation in this building. He felt his heart beat rapidly, he looked at his suit. His suit was shredded, vital parts to it were torn out, the Exo-Skeleton must have shielded him from the blast but failed to keep itself safe. He took off the suit, he noticed something attached to the suit. He pulled out a double barreled rifle, an over and under design, a Beretta Silver Pigeon, with the engraving Lakota on it.
"hello hello" said Strelok examining the burned wood and battered metal exterior of the gun, he looked to see the end of the barrels were bent "damn"
He slung the rifle over his shoulder, carefully walking over the debris. He saw his old assault rifle, a fast shooting AK-74, it had snapped in half, his pistol Big Ben must be near it, both useless now.
He picked up a sharp piece of metal and crept silently through the rubble, he stopped to listen, someone was talking outside.
"sir the Maelstrom Core is gone, yes sir I know, Strelok is dead we checked, at once sir, what should we do about the Stalkers? Kill them? At once sir" said the voice, Strelok looked through a hole in the wall, several men in red and gold SEVA suits, the Red Flag were betraying them.
Before he could think, Strelok lept through the hole and stabbed the blade right through the neck of one of the Red Flag, he turned and swung the blade at another who was pulling out his sidearm. He heard a bang as a shotgun fired, he felt the many shots graze against his back, he threw the blade at the shooter, he saw one more aiming an AK-74 at him. Strelok dived at him.
Strelok came to his senses, he was suddenly covered in blood, the Red Flag soldier was brutally mauled, Strelok looked at his hands, he suddenly had a strange sensation, he wanted to kill, he snapped out of it and looked around.
He was sweating, his heart racing he walked dizzily down the street, he just realized it was pouring rain. He walked into a nearby building, he looked around, it was a gun store. He grabbed several bandoleers and loaded them with shotgun shells, he looked across the street, a hardware store. He ran across the street and found a saw, he sawed off most of the barrel of his Silver Pigeon as well as the butt of the gun. He looked around and found an old Gas mask. He put it on and ran outside, he saw an army surplus. He ran inside and dressed in camouflage, he grabbed several canteens and filled the with bottled water. He put on a Boonie hat and found some old night vision goggles and an old machete, he dressed quickly and loaded the Lupara, he stepped out into the rain.

He walked down several streets, the towers were in ruins but they were still high enough that he found himself lost. He should have learned more about America, or at least found a map. He suddenly heard several voices, he dived into a nearby building. He heard several footsteps and raised voices.
"Mitchells cover our rear they could be following" shouted one of the voices
"sir there coming fast, we can't outrun them" said another voice, Mitchells
"fine, get to cover" the first voice shouted "Mitchells, go with Jenkins to the second floor of that building, Winston set up your sniper rifle on the third, Barlow, first floor, get that MG ready"
"what about you sir?" a voice asked
"I will stand outside" said the first voice
Strelok looked out the window, he saw five marines quickly rushing for cover, he looked down the street to see a massive horde of mutants running their way. He watched as the leader of the group fired several blasts with his shotgun, there were too many. Strelok stood up and jumped out the window, firing two shots, he quickly reloaded...
  11:25:02  17 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
And there you have it, first part of the last parts...
  11:37:45  17 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
-=Grunt=-
Cake Muncher
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/08/2009
Messages: 4119
I bet Strelok shot the mutants, not the Marines. Or he shot the marines?

*Waits for the next part*
  12:33:18  17 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
QuaNTuMbenxh
Albanian Monsteя!
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 10/05/2008
Messages: 918
Well great!
and did you vote for my AAR going to start today at 12.00 my time thats 26 minutes from now !
  15:20:18  17 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552

---QUOTATION---
Well great!
and did you vote for my AAR going to start today at 12.00 my time thats 26 minutes from now !
---END QUOTATION---



apparently I have
  19:44:30  18 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
 

Message edited by:
Maiman
02/18/2009 19:46:25
Messages: 3552
Sad Newsies for my Fansies!

Okay people I have some sad newsies

This is going to be my last Stalker Story for a while... I know your hurt, so let me explain a bit.

This is not my last story! I have to make sure thats clear. I am taking a break from stalker stories for a while, the Fallen in the Rain story is ending with this so my next stalker story is not going to have any relation to this!

As for my next story, it is not a stalker story, I have currently put up the first part to it, its a ZAS (Zombie Apocalypse Story) here is the link if you want to read it.
http://ragnarokepidemic.webs.com/index.htm

Now as FoaS I am getting to work on the next part as we speak, or type! er Read! er... you get what I am trying to say

Oh yeah as for Epidemic: Project Ragnarok, my new story, it even has its own forum that no one uses at the moment well I am getting to work on the continuing story of Strelok
  20:32:10  18 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Fall of a Sharpshooter Part 2 - Disaster at Sea

Strelok fired another two shots taking the head clean off of a bloodsucker, the marines fired at the oncoming horde, machine gun fire ripped through the mess of mutants, the leader of the marines fired a Mossberg 590 stabbing the nearest mutants with his M7 bayonet. Strelok pulled out his machete, swinging into the horde, he turned to the marine leader and fired two shots, the marine ducked. The shots blew off the eyes of a pseudogiant causing it to stampede randomly. The marine on the ground stabbed the air as mutants climbed on top of him, a bloodsucker knocked his shotgun away from his hands, the marine stabbed with his combat knife, Strelok fired two shots into its head blowing it apart, Strelok quickly reloaded. The horde of mutants turned and jumped through a nearby building and ran out the back door.
The marines left the building, before their leader could say anything Strelok aimed his Lupara at the marine leaders head, his machete at another's throat.
"son of a bitch" shouted their leader
"now here is what we are going to do" said Strelok "I do not know this city, I assume you do, you will take me to the docks and I do not kill you two, and without your leader or your machine gunner you are not going to survive another wave like that"
"then kill us" said their leader
"I would but wouldn't it be easier to just show me the docks, and after all I did save you, it would be polite to return the favor" said Strelok
"ask your commie friends for help" their leader shouted
"well, I kind of killed a couple of them and they believe me dead, they also are turning on well everyone" said Strelok
"so what benefit would we get from helping you, you helped destroy our government and helped communism" said the Marine
"well, I never served Communism, both you and the Red Flag are fighting for control, I am not" said Strelok
"then what are you fighting for?" the Marine asked
"the future, right now we are going to destroy ourselves unless I return this artifact to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant" said Strelok tapping the case strapped around his waist with his machete
"fine" said the Marine "we will take you to the harbor and you can leave"
"good, now get walking" said Strelok motioning with his gun
They started to walk down the road, Strelok suddenly felt ill, he stumbled, he felt an insatiable hunger, he snapped out of it. They walked down several streets and alleys passing many broken tanks and bodies.
"almost there" said the Marine "we weren't far from it, the amount of rubble makes it seem farther away"
They walked down the path when suddenly they heard a howl, they turned to see a bloodsucker staring at them, it didn't move it just seemed to curiously stare. One of the marines raised his rifle and fired, the bloodsucker ran out of the way, it ran straight for them. Strelok holstered his sawn off and held his machete in a ready position, he suddenly felt the hunger, the rage, he dropped his machete. Strelok ran at the Bloodsucker and started clawing at every inch of it, he snapped back to see a mangled mess in front of him.
The marines stared in shock as he stood up, blood dripping off his gas mask.
"lets go" said Strelok, the marines turned slowly and started moving again, looking occasionally over their shoulders.

They reached the harbor shortly after, they walked along the docks towards the only seaworthy ship, Strelok turned to them.
"you may leave now" he said walking towards the ship, suddenly a massive tentacle crashing into the ships sinking them all. "RUN NOW"
The marines turned and ran as several tentacles emerged from the water, suddenly a massive shap came into view, it was a massive octopus, it stared its massive eyes at him, he was surprised it fit considering how big it was until he remembered how small of gaps an octopus can if it, he stared at the living island as it stared back, it raised a tentacle which moved towards Strelok. Strelok winced but the tentacle did not touch him, instead it was held in front of him expectantly, Strelok grabbed it and climbed on top of it. He looked at the beast nervously as it stared expectantly.
"I need to get to Chernobyl, can you drop me off at Odessa?" Strelok asked hesitantly, the beast stared for a moment then, nearly knocking Strelok over in surprise, it turned and swam out into the sea, it submerged leaving the tip of the tentacle Strelok sat on above the water. It was an uncomfortable trip, the tentacle was not a pleasant texture and there was barely anything to hang on to, they swam at incredible speeds, and in several hours they saw a fleet of red and gold ships sailing the same way they were.
"sons of bitches" said Strelok "can you take me to those ships? I got some unfinished business with the Red Flag, feel free to join in but don't harm the stalkers"
The Kraken turned to the ships and sped towards them, it suddenly slowed and Strelok found his tentacle lowering into the water, he was suddenly submerged, the Kraken sped up until it was right under the ship, he suddenly was raised out of the water, high enough so he was able to watch what was happening on the main carrier. Strelok saw the Stalkers being lined up, several men were aiming with guns.
"now" said Strelok, the Kraken raised its massive tentacles, he suddenly was thrown onto the deck, the tentacles wrapped around the ship.
"THE KRAKEN" shouted several of the Red Flag as they panicked shooting everywhere, the Stalkers ran at the firing squad and began to beat the weapons out of their hands, Strelok saw the same thing happening on the other ships, Strelok pulled out the Lupara and ran to the Stalkers.
"Stalkers, take the ships, do not harm the Kraken" shouted Strelok he suddenly noticed familiar faces.
"Strelok?" Scar asked
"Strelok we thought you were dead" said Storm, her eyes were fairly red
"yeah well I thought you guys were too when I heard the Red Flag were planning on executing you guys but at the moment I am a little busy" said Strelok "take the ship and don't harm the Kraken I have to spread the word to the other ships"
Strelok whistled, a massive tentacle raised out of the water, Strelok jumped to it and it carried him to the next boat, and the next and the next and so on.

Strelok jumped onto the tentacle again, the stalkers had retaken the ships, the tenticle moved to the command carrier, Scar and the others were waiting for him.
"well I got to go" said Strelok
"come with us" said Storm
"sorry but your ships are too slow, the Kraken can get me there faster" said Strelok "oh and is Gregorvich still alive I wanna shoot him"
"sorry brother but I shot him after you died" said Scar laughing
"pity" said Strelok
"well its great to see you but how did you survive?" Beaver asked
"I was wondering the same thing" said Buffalo
"well I have a theory but I never got to test it" said Strelok, he pulled out a machete and stabbed himself in the leg, they stared at him. He pulled out the Machete and stared at an open wound, suddenly it healed over itself. "yep it seems I was right"
"artifacts?" Beaver asked
"yes.. I guess" said Strelok
"this doesn't really explain how you survived such an explosion, it was supposed to be magnified by the Maelstrom Core" said Buffalo
Strelok held up a case, he opened it revealing the rainbow orb, they stared at it.
"its beautiful" said Storm moving her hand towards it
"DON'T" shouted Strelok "trust me, you don't want to touch it"
Suddenly he felt ill, he suddenly fell over in pain, the hunger was getting unbearable.
"Strelok are you okay?" Scar asked
"I have to go" said Strelok wincing, he looked down to the Kraken "to Odessa"
The Kraken suddenly jerked forward, it swam quickly, the fleet of ships disappeared into the fog.

Strelok woke up, he was lying in an indent in the tentacle, which was wiggling. He looked to see Odessa right in front of him.
"well thanks old friend" said Strelok
The Kraken stared at him, but it was as if it were saying something to him, something he understood. It submerged and disappeared.
Strelok looked around, he took a step forward...
  20:43:52  18 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
-=Grunt=-
Cake Muncher
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/08/2009
Messages: 4119
Strelok should get some burgers and pizzas asap.

Radiated ones though...
  20:48:02  18 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Kane4
"Order of the Liquidators" and Dez0wave Tester
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 07/17/2008
Messages: 12654
Oh shit I've seen Kraken making an appearance. Damn what's next, Dr. Evil and a giant cyclops? Good stuff though, the story is pretty cool.
  20:54:50  18 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552

---QUOTATION---
Oh shit I've seen Kraken making an appearance. Damn what's next, Dr. Evil and a giant cyclops? Good stuff though, the story is pretty cool.
---END QUOTATION---



who likes the idea of...

ATTACK OF THE IRRADIATE CARE BEARS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9TokKt0tj8&feature=related
  20:57:10  18 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
-=Grunt=-
Cake Muncher
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/08/2009
Messages: 4119

---QUOTATION---
who likes the idea of...

ATTACK OF THE IRRADIATE CARE BEARS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9TokKt0tj8&feature=related
---END QUOTATION---



Lol.

Strelok armed with a machete fighting with an Evil Mutated Carebear armed with a minigun.
  20:58:32  18 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Kane4
"Order of the Liquidators" and Dez0wave Tester
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 07/17/2008
Messages: 12654
That kid was pretty funny!
  22:38:31  18 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Fall of a Sharpshooter Part 3 - The Heart and the Core

Strelok walked through Odessa, it was dead silent, nothing made any noise, he walked slowly looking around, suddenly he saw a shape. He raised his Lupara, suddenly he heard barking, several pseudodogs surrounded him, he stared at them. Suddenly they all exploded in a puff of smoke, only one remained, it rolled on its back and barked.
"I thought you died" said Strelok, he patted Doctor's dog on the head. "lets go"
They walked along the path and walked north, it was a very long journey to the old zone...

Three weeks passed, Strelok walked along the Ukrainian countryside, he had no clue if he was going the right way until he found himself on a familiar hill, he was here... he had been on this exact hill almost a decade ago, when he thought he was free from the zone. The hill was dark and dead looking, it was time to stop this madness. He walked along the fields until he saw a dark forest way in the distance, the reactor sat like a mountain behind them, he looked to the dog.
"well, lets make things right" said Strelok...

About a day of walking passed and they found themselves staring at the desolate reactor, they walked through the tunnels to the heart chamber. They opened the door...
"Strelok... you made it" said Shadow
"you ready to end it?" Strelok asked
"a little nervous, Lebedev explained the entire thing" said Shadow
"so what happens?" Strelok asked
"you pass me the core" said Shadow
Strelok opened the case, Shadow picked it up, he winced.
"I know it hurts like a bitch" said Strelok "now what?"
"I enter the chamber, make a wish and then its still not over" said Shadow walking to the chamber
"what do you mean its still not over" Strelok asked, ash began to fall from the sky, he looked up at the dark clouds
"I have to correct it or something, he didn't explain" said Shadow "but he said if things go well we won't remember any of this"
"none of it?" Strelok asked thinking of the many lives affected, his many friends
"yes, he said most of our friends would be gone from our lives... well we wouldn't remember, we can meet them again but we... wouldn't remember our friendship" said Shadow
"damn" said Strelok "do what you have to do"
"good luck, I hope we never meet again" said Shadow smiling half heartedly
"I hope so too" said Strelok

Shadow looked at the reactor, he walked towards it, it opened for him, he stepped inside holding the Maelstrom Core, the Heart beated rapidly in his chest.
"I want... this all to end" said Shadow
There was a massive rush as the heart chamber dissolved around him, he found himself in a maelstrom of light, he was sucked into a vortex, he suddenly jerked back to reality.

Shadow woke up, he looked out of the crude shelter he slept in, he was looking upon a village, a camp where stalkers gathered and rookies prepared for death or glory, he was once here, it seemed like a century ago, he heard many stories and seen many sights that people would never believe, but he didn't dwell on them, there were some things not even he wanted to think about. Today all he needed was to think of his job, so Shadow grabbed his rifle slung it around his shoulder, holstered his pistol and jumped out into the rain...
  22:39:47  18 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Oh Snap, another part and I have to say I bet none of you saw this coming, I had this planned since Fallen in the Rain OH OH OH OH OH!!!!!
Epic Epic Epic...
okay I am done, well if you remember Fallen in the Rain then you should understand whats happening, if not then you should read it again!
  23:22:02  18 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
 

Message edited by:
Maiman
02/19/2009 22:02:58
Messages: 3552
Fall of a Sharpshooter Part 4 - This is the End

Shadow nodded to the stalkers as he passed, giving confused looks and looked out into the morning fog, it wasn't looking to kind today, the zone seemed to be warning him, why hadn't he listened. He walked along the road and crept passed the car park, bandits and stalkers were fighting over it but no one paid him to interfere, his job was by the old dark valley path. He was to make sure nothing happened to himself. He walked up the cold hills as he saw the path come into view, a barricade was set up, bandits gathering and dragging hostages, he saw himself up on the hill talking, the stalkers at the camp were confused because they saw Shadow leave the shelter a few minutes earlier, deja vu.

Shadow watched himself shoot the bandits, each one with a bullet in between their eyes.
"shit" he said running, he had to stop the Red Flag.
He ran down the road, ducked behind a bush and watched several stalkers run into a tunnel under the road, he saw himself leading a group, Shadow walked into the tunnel, he took this chance to run ahead. Shadow ran to the stalker camp, he pulled up his gas mask. He ran to Wolf.
"Hello there stalker" said Wolf
"listen" Shadow said quickly "the Military are going to attack your brother and his rescuer, get the stalkers out there and help them"
"Shit" said Wolf "LISTEN UP EVERYONE A MILITARY RAID IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN"
The stalkers got up and ran up the hill, Shadow ran to a nearby bush and watched.
There was a crack and a stalker fell, the military rushed in, there was a large shootout.
"Fuck the sniper" said Shadow pulling out the SVD and started searching the horizon for the sniper, he suddenly found him on a tree, the sniper was reloading, Shadow fired, the bullet went right through his head. Shadow turned to see the Red Flag were dead and the stalkers were helping the wounded, Shadow ran for it.

Shadow thought for a moment, tomorrow Buffalo will get grabbed and the day after so will Beaver... he needed to stop that from happening, suddenly he realized that he had to stop Strelok as well as the Red Flag...
"son of a bitch how can I do this..." Shadow laughed he called another stalker
"Shadow how the fuck are you?" Baron asked
"could have been better" said Shadow "heres what I need done, tomorrow a group of stalkers are going to get grabbed by bandits, save them from the bandits, don't let any military get near them either, they are going to be in the garbage, if they get grabbed stop them from reaching dark valley, okay?"
"okay anything else?" Baron asked
"I need you to keep watch over several Freedomers, they are going to open a trade route between the bandits in dark valley and the Freedomers in the army warehouse, escort them and keep the minefield they cross from detonating, take out the military sniper hiding in the field as well as any military activity" Said Shadow
"anything else?" Baron asked
"yes I need you to stop Str... Marked One from reaching the NPP, he will find a way the day after the Freedomers get attacked" said Shadow
"wow this is a lot of work" said Baron
"yeah I am too busy to handle all of these at the same time" said Shadow "you handle these and make sure nothing goes wrong"
"right, I will have to call up all of our men in the zone" said Baron
"thank you" said Shadow, he was thankful he was a Merc. He ran north, he had to reach Chernobyl.

Two days had passed, he was almost at Chernobyl, at this time Beaver and Buffalo had finished their jobs, Beaver had delivered the message and Buffalo had delivered the moonlight, Strelok was going to be heading for the NPP by now. Shadow ran down the hill, Chernobyl was ahead, he saw the Red Flag. He readied his SVD.

Through the scope he watched, Mikhael and Khalepski were talking, they were bringing in the nuke, the cross hair covered Mikhael. Shadow fired.
The bullet went right through Mikhael's head, suddenly a fog surrounded the Red Flag base, when the fog cleared it was abandoned. Shadow stared for a moment before remembering that he was in the heart chamber still, he ran north, he was positive the mercenaries would fail at stopping Strelok, he couldn't stop him from reaching the C-Consciousness but suddenly Shadow knew exactly what to do...

Shadow ran through the battlefield, he saw Strelok run into a hole in the wall, a Blowout was about to occur, Shadow waited until Strelok jumped down the hole, Shadow followed a few minutes later. He ran down the labyrinth following the gunfire, he ran over bodies he had to catch up, he ran up a ladder and waited for the door to unlock, he climbed up when Strelok ran up it. Shadow ran through the door, he saw Strelok go one way, Shadow ran the other, Shadow ran and found a locked door, he fired the SVD at the lock, he ripped the mangled remains off and ran inside. He started up the computer, he looked around and found the button he needed. He clicked it... He ran down the halls, he found a Space Anomaly. He dived through and found himself in a room full of reactors, seven of them linked together, with people inside of them. He stared at it and saw at the opposite side of the room, Strelok emerged, Strelok looked around and raised his fast shooting AK-74, he cocked it back and opened fire, Shadow watched as the people in the reactors were ripped apart by bullets, suddenly several bullets hit Shadow, he fell over, he watched the entire place go white...

Eight later, Strelok turned on his TV, he was living in an apartment in Moscow, he earned enough money in the zone to live a decent life. He watched the TV happily free from the zone...

The zone rapidly shrank small and smaller, in massive blowouts the entire zone disappeared, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded in a bright red flash leaving a radioactive pile of debris in its place. Hundreds of stalkers left the once radioactive fields carrying bounties of artifacts, all that was left of the zone. It was gone.

Shadow pulled out a PDA. It had everything of the last eight years written on it, quite interestingly what was written down never happened, it chronicled a massive set of wars and disasters between the Red Flag and several others, he looked around, he published it as a book a couple days ago and receive lots of money in turn, he named it Fallen in the Rain...

A few blocks away, Shadow watched himself look at his PDA, he looked around, he did it, he saved the world. He had no life however, after all, he remembered everything, he pulled out another PDA, Strelok's. It had the same messages logged in it, but it was modified, a Dawn Seraph PDA. He watched the entire world, he watched it closely, he saw Storm was living nearby, Buffalo's group were all living rich, Beaver was back with his family, Lakota was kicking back beers at his house, he smiled weakly, he turned around.
"well we did it" said Shadow
"that we did" said Lebedev as they looked around Moscow
"so" said Scar "where the fuck do we get work?"
"well we cannot work here, or at least I can't seeing as I have an identical twin wandering the city" said Shadow
"and I am dead" said Scar
"as am I" said Lebedev "besides if my old colleagues knew I was still alive after deserting them for the zone"
"I never really had a life out here" said Scar "I guess I can still do what I do best"
"kill people?" said Lebedev laughing
"for pay" said Scar as the two of them walked away
Shadow looked back, pulled out the Maelstrom Core and stared into it, the heart beating in his chest.
"well, if I don't like how the world turned out" said Shadow smiling "at least I can get a refund, after all, I remember everything..."

T.H.E. E.N.D.

Or is it?
  23:28:56  18 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
My god its over!

I have to say I am quite sad I ended it... it was such a nice thing, making stories and reading the great responses, how long ago it has been.
09:12:57 28 September 2008 was the date part 1 of Fallen in the Rain began
13:34:55 1 October 2008 was the date Red Storm began
08:43:19 11 October 2008 was the date Lakota began
13:15:56 8 December 2008 was the date The Tale of Beaver began
00:16:37 28 January 2009 was the date Maelstrom began (not includin teaser)
WOW, I just realised it started on the 28th and ended on the 28th

Well this has been a good story and now I am going to take my break from stalker stories, I hope you enjoyed the ending I provided, if not well I guess I screwed up... but anyhoo if you ABSOLUTELY CANNOT live without reading my work then read Epidemic: Project Ragnarok, after I finish Act 1 another Stalker story will go up, that I promise you... just remember to remind me
http://ragnarokepidemic.webs.com/index.htm
theres the link to whoever didn't pay attention.
  23:41:17  18 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
-=Grunt=-
Cake Muncher
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/08/2009
Messages: 4119
Good one.
  23:54:39  18 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
 

Message edited by:
Maiman
02/18/2009 23:55:42
Messages: 3552
well I am leaving, good bye and etc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WQ6Q_65qck

Maiman has left the building
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b00Kwa0O01c
Bow Chicka Bow Wow!
  00:00:41  19 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
QuaNTuMbenxh
Albanian Monsteя!
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 10/05/2008
Messages: 918
WELL not as I expected it but ...
Good enough to make me still read more stuff
Until Next time See ya
  22:47:02  19 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Continuum - Teaser

(well I thought and thought and decided to push back my break until later,
I know, that whole dramatic exit went to waste. I had a short story and another series of stories in mind as well as a more comedic story which I will also be writting, for another part with the Fallen in the Rain, yep it just won't die, now you may be asking how can I continue the story? I basically ended it , well here is my answer)

---Grand Imperial Restaurant, Moscow---
"so Professor, as you can see there is a major surge of anomalous energy right around here" said Professor Cerenkov
"really? and what is so special about this anomalous energy" said Professor Sakharov
"it seems to have altered something, its as if it altered the entire time line at that exact point" said Cerenkov "but that is hardly possible"
"so you are saying some sort of anomaly has changed reality?" Sakharov asked
"I don't think it was an anomaly" said Cerenkov "however, I looked up all data on that time and it seems that its the same time the story Fallen in the Rain begins"
"your basing your theory on a work of fiction?" Sakharov asked
"its not just that, according to the author he found it already written on his PDA, he couldn't explain how eight years of recordings had managed to be on his PDA about something that never happened" said Cerenkov
"so your saying that he might have something to do with this" said Sakharov
"yes, somehow he managed to change the whole spacetime continuum and altered the very fabric of reality and the answers are all in this book" said Cerenkov "one of us should discuss this with him"
"It will be me" said Sakharov "I will pay him a visit this afternoon"
"of course" said Cerenkov
"thank you for bringing this to my attention" said Sakharov
Cerenkov left the table, Sakharov pulled out a cell phone.
"Comrade Gregorvich, send some of your men to the Russian State Library, your target is the Ex-Stalker Shadow he has valuable information and must be captured or disposed of" said Sakharov
"right away Comrade Sakharov" said Gregorvich

---Russian State Library, Moscow---
Shadow looked across the street, in the Library his other self was signing copies of his book, he smiled. He was making a killing without actually killing. He ate his sandwich watching the doors, he suddenly saw several men in trench coats walk up to the door, they pulled out several concealed Makarov PMs and attached silencers to them. Shadow swore as he pulled out his Colt 1911 and ran across the street through the traffic, several cars swerved as he fired several shots at the assassins, they turned and fired at him, one of them ran inside.
"FUCK" he shouted as he dived over the hood of a car, several shots whizzing passed him. He stood up and fired several shots hitting the men in the chest, he ducked again as several more shots flew overhead, hitting several cars behind him. He stood up and fired at the assassins, they dropped dead. He tripped, a sniper shot flew overhead. He turned to see a sniper on the rooftop across the street. He stood up and fired several shots at the sniper, he ducked down, he looked across the street to see another man come out with an AN-94, he looked under the barrel, there was a GP-25 grenade launcher.
"son of a bitch these guys are prepared" said Shadow diving over the hood of a car, a sniper round missed and hit the driver of the car, the grenade launcher fired into the cluster of cars. Shadow rolled as he heard a loud explosion behind him, he ran inside.
He navigated through the bookshelves, he turned a corner to see himself signing autographs, he saw the assassin sneaking up behind him with the pistol being raised. Shadow fired a single shot, it hit the assassin between the eyes, the crowd ran in every direction, he saw himself pulling out an identical Colt 1911 and fire it at him, Shadow dropped to the ground, he rolled behind a bookshelf.
"stop firing moron, I am trying to protect you" said Shadow he turned the corner
"who are you?" the other Shadow asked
"I am you, this will take a while to explain so let me put it simply" said Shadow "your book is real and right now several assassins..."
Shadow opened the trench coat revealing a red and gold bullet proof vest.
"... of the Red Flag" Shadow continued "are coming to kill you, so before we get confused lets go because there are at least two more out there, a sniper and a man totting an AN-94 so lets go.
There was a burst of automatic fire behind him, Shadow spun around, the assassin with the AN-94 was firing at him, Shadow fired several rounds into his head killing him instantly, Shadow turned to his other self, he saw him lying dead on the ground, his body riddled with bullets.
"son of a bitch" shouted Shadow pulling out a cell phone, they said your body can't handle seeing yourself die, for some reason it didn't bother him as bad as it should. "Lebedev, its me Shadow, I got bad news"
"what is it Shadow" said Lebedev
"we have been found out, the Red Flag just assassinated me, I assume they are going to go after the others" said Shadow
"what how did this happen?" Lebedev asked
"I don't know but tell Scar, I think we screwed up" said Shadow, he heard sirens wailing outside, the Militia have arrived. He reloaded his Colt 1911 and grabbed the AN-94. He walked to the entrance, the Militia stormed the library, he opened fire mowing down the militia before they had a chance to open fire, he heard others outside. He walked outside and fired a burst at the sniper, he ducked down as the militia fired at him, he fired the grenade launcher into the cluster of cars, there was a massive explosion, several of the cars flipped, he turned and ran down the road dropping the empty AN-94 and drawing his Colt 1911, sirens behind him. The innocents he just killed were already dead, it was his fault they were breathing and were now just another obstacle he needed to get passed, he needed to get to his apartment, he had to retrieve the Maelstrom Core and reach the NPP, it was bad news that the Ukrainian Government was going to clear the entire Chernobyl power plant area in five days. He set his watch, he had 120 hours to get there and fix this mess, he really was beginning to hate his job...
  00:18:43  20 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
QuaNTuMbenxh
Albanian Monsteя!
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 10/05/2008
Messages: 918
well get Strelok It ain't interesting without him he always kills some guys a couple a miles away with a knife
  00:18:43  20 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
QuaNTuMbenxh
Albanian Monsteя!
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 10/05/2008
Messages: 918
well get Strelok It ain't interesting without him he always kills some guys a couple a miles away with a knife
  02:17:54  20 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
MariusLecter
Senior Resident
 

 
On forum: 10/17/2008
Messages: 576
Maiman, where's the option to vote your story as 'Rubbish'?

Seriously, good work. Hey, I was wondering if you could help me with something stalker related. Send you an email perhaps?
  03:30:24  20 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552

---QUOTATION---
Maiman, where's the option to vote your story as 'Rubbish'?

Seriously, good work. Hey, I was wondering if you could help me with something stalker related. Send you an email perhaps?
---END QUOTATION---



sure why not
  04:47:10  20 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
MariusLecter
Senior Resident
 

 
On forum: 10/17/2008
Messages: 576
sent, with attachment
  18:05:10  20 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552

---QUOTATION---
sent, with attachment
---END QUOTATION---



my reply was sent, read it, I can save you the trouble and say there was little for me to talk about, its pretty good and I would like to hear more of it in the future
  21:34:29  23 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Continuum Part 1 - Late

Shadow ran down the block, sirens wailing behind him, he ran into the old apartment and ran up the stairs. He slowly approached his apartment, he stopped and listened through the crack, he heard voices.
“we cannot find him, we should send out more men” said a voice
“do it, he will be hard to find” said a familiar voice
“yes Comrade Lebedev” said the other voice
“son of a bitch” Shadow muttered
“did you hear something?” a voice said
Shadow looked around, he pulled out a half filled vodka bottle, he ripped off his sleeve and shoved it into the bottle and put the lid back on, he pulled out his lighter and lit the bottle, he had only a few seconds to get this right. He kicked open the door and threw the Molotov cocktail, it hit one of the soldiers lighting his arm on fire, Shadow ran across the room, the soldiers opened fire, he grabbed a detonater and dived into the bathroom, he kicked the door shut. He ran into his shower and ducked down, he clicked the button. Several C4 charges he hid in his apartment exploded, he flew straight through the wall and crashed into cabinet in his neighbors apartment, he stood up and pulled out his Colt 1911, he heard voices in the hall.
He turned and kicked the apartment door open, he looked outside to see several Red Flag assassins running down the hall, he turned and shot the window and climbed through, he heard them opening fire. He climbed down a ladder and ran down the fire escape stairway. The assassins shot at him, he jumped off the staircase and landed in a dumpster, the lid slammed shut. One of the assassin's fired an under barrel grenade launcher. The grenade detonated right beside the dumpster, the dumpster was launched forward down a hill.
Shadow started screaming as he heard cars screeching out of the way. He heard an explosion that told him the assassins have not given up the pursuit. The dumpster suddenly smashed to the side, the dumpster buckled and flipped over, Shadow flew out the now open lid and crashed through a window. He looked around to see himself in a formal restaurant. He stood up to see a car had crashed into the dumpster.
“Hi” he said “I am just... checking the strength of these windows... they failed the test”
He heard a car screech to a stop, he turned to see a truck, an assassin was deploying a PKM in the back.
“they just don't give me a break” he said jumping to the side as they opened fire, bullets ripped overs head taking out most of the people in the restaurant. Shadow crawled along the floor, he suddenly saw a grenade land beside him, he picked it up and through it back out the window, he heard a large explosion, he stood up and ran across the restaurant jumping over tables. He ran into the kitchen to find it full of assassins.
“SON OF A BITCH” he shouted, he ducked as they emptied their clips at his general area. He pulled out his Colt and stood up, he heard a dozen clicks. He aimed his gun smiling, click.
The assassins laughed as they dropped their guns, they pulled out huge machetes. Shadow grabbed a butchers knife from the counter beside him, they charged. He ducked as several machetes swung above him, he stabbed at one of the assassins legs and rolled out of the way, he knocked over several pots full of soups, several assassins tripped. He jumped over an oven, an assassin charged at him, he grabbed a frying pan and swung it at him, he saw the back door and ran for it throwing his butchers knife over his shoulder. He rammed the door and turned to run down the road. He saw a limosine pull up, the windows opened and several men with AK-74s leaned out.
“SON OF A BITCH” he shouted jumping behind a dumpster as they opened fire, the assassins from the kitchen were taken out. Shadow saw a door open, a man was sweeping, he suddenly turned just before getting shot, the door closed on his leg. Shadow ran and pushed the door open and kicked the leg away. He ran through the building, a gun store.
Shadow grabbed ammunition for his Colt 1911 and grabbed a Toz 194. he saw the limo pull up outside the gun store. He stared at it, the sun roof opened, a man stood up with an RPG. Shadow started cursing and ran to the back, he ran up some stairs as he heard the lower floor explode behind him, he climbed up, the floor began to collapse, he ran up to the roof. He looked around, he saw a building was very close. He ran across the rooftop and jumped over an alley, he kept running and jumping, suddenly a Mil Mi-24 lowered, it blocked his jump, he ran at the helicopter and pulling out his Colt, he fired off his magazine and dived, he landed in the helicopter, he turned and shot a soldier turning to him, he aimed the gun at the pilot.
“keep flying” Shadow said
“where to?” the pilot asked
“Chernobyl” said Shadow
The pilot grabbed the controls and took off, he suddenly pulled out a pistol, Shadow shot him. The helicopter flew out of control, Shadow quickly grabbed the pilot and threw him out of the seat, Shadow took control and managed to stabilize the helicopter, the pilot didn't expect him to know how to fly. Shadow turned the helicopter and flew off towards Chernobyl.

Several days later, Shadow saw the power plant, he was almost there, he looked at his watch, he had two minutes.
“shit” he said he flew over the Red Forest, he suddenly saw a missile flying towards the power plant, he wasn't going to make it, he tried to turn but the missile hit, there was a massive explosion, the helicopter lost control and crashed into the Red Forest. Shadow suddenly saw a glimpse of something, he saw the inside of the heart chamber, suddenly he found himself lying in a flaming helicopter, he climbed out and suddenly fell down a large drop, he looked up to see the helicopter was stuck in a tree.
He lifted himself to his feet, he was trapped in the Red Forest with only his Colt and his Toz, he had no protection at all other than his jacket. he suddenly had an idea, he climbed up to the helicopter, he saw a shape hanging from it, the pilot's body was still there, he jumped from the tree to the body, he grabbed the armed and the body slid from the helicopter. Shadow pulled the vest from the pilot and put it on, he looked around.
He raised his Colt and proceeded through the forest. He looked around, it was empty, no anomalies, no killer radiation, no bloodsucker, boar, stray dog or anything in the area. He wished the zone away. He found himself leaving the Red Forest, he was standing in a field, pripyat was ahead of him and the power plant was a pile of debris. He started running, he was almost there, he reached the power plant and climbed up the rubble, he found a hole and climbed in. He slid down into the heart chamber. He looked into the chamber, he saw himself sitting inside of it.
“son of a bitch” said Shadow with sudden realization “none of this is real”
  22:23:23  23 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
QuaNTuMbenxh
Albanian Monsteя!
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 10/05/2008
Messages: 918

---QUOTATION---
Continuum Part 1 - Late

Shadow ran down the block, sirens wailing behind him, he ran into the old apartment and ran up the stairs. He slowly approached his apartment, he stopped and listened through the crack, he heard voices.
“we cannot find him, we should send out more men” said a voice
“do it, he will be hard to find” said a familiar voice
“yes Comrade Lebedev” said the other voice
“son of a bitch” Shadow muttered
“did you hear something?” a voice said
Shadow looked around, he pulled out a half filled vodka bottle, he ripped off his sleeve and shoved it into the bottle and put the lid back on, he pulled out his lighter and lit the bottle, he had only a few seconds to get this right. He kicked open the door and threw the Molotov cocktail, it hit one of the soldiers lighting his arm on fire, Shadow ran across the room, the soldiers opened fire, he grabbed a detonater and dived into the bathroom, he kicked the door shut. He ran into his shower and ducked down, he clicked the button. Several C4 charges he hid in his apartment exploded, he flew straight through the wall and crashed into cabinet in his neighbors apartment, he stood up and pulled out his Colt 1911, he heard voices in the hall.
He turned and kicked the apartment door open, he looked outside to see several Red Flag assassins running down the hall, he turned and shot the window and climbed through, he heard them opening fire. He climbed down a ladder and ran down the fire escape stairway. The assassins shot at him, he jumped off the staircase and landed in a dumpster, the lid slammed shut. One of the assassin's fired an under barrel grenade launcher. The grenade detonated right beside the dumpster, the dumpster was launched forward down a hill.
Shadow started screaming as he heard cars screeching out of the way. He heard an explosion that told him the assassins have not given up the pursuit. The dumpster suddenly smashed to the side, the dumpster buckled and flipped over, Shadow flew out the now open lid and crashed through a window. He looked around to see himself in a formal restaurant. He stood up to see a car had crashed into the dumpster.
“Hi” he said “I am just... checking the strength of these windows... they failed the test”
He heard a car screech to a stop, he turned to see a truck, an assassin was deploying a PKM in the back.
“they just don't give me a break” he said jumping to the side as they opened fire, bullets ripped overs head taking out most of the people in the restaurant. Shadow crawled along the floor, he suddenly saw a grenade land beside him, he picked it up and through it back out the window, he heard a large explosion, he stood up and ran across the restaurant jumping over tables. He ran into the kitchen to find it full of assassins.
“SON OF A BITCH” he shouted, he ducked as they emptied their clips at his general area. He pulled out his Colt and stood up, he heard a dozen clicks. He aimed his gun smiling, click.
The assassins laughed as they dropped their guns, they pulled out huge machetes. Shadow grabbed a butchers knife from the counter beside him, they charged. He ducked as several machetes swung above him, he stabbed at one of the assassins legs and rolled out of the way, he knocked over several pots full of soups, several assassins tripped. He jumped over an oven, an assassin charged at him, he grabbed a frying pan and swung it at him, he saw the back door and ran for it throwing his butchers knife over his shoulder. He rammed the door and turned to run down the road. He saw a limosine pull up, the windows opened and several men with AK-74s leaned out.
“SON OF A BITCH” he shouted jumping behind a dumpster as they opened fire, the assassins from the kitchen were taken out. Shadow saw a door open, a man was sweeping, he suddenly turned just before getting shot, the door closed on his leg. Shadow ran and pushed the door open and kicked the leg away. He ran through the building, a gun store.
Shadow grabbed ammunition for his Colt 1911 and grabbed a Toz 194. he saw the limo pull up outside the gun store. He stared at it, the sun roof opened, a man stood up with an RPG. Shadow started cursing and ran to the back, he ran up some stairs as he heard the lower floor explode behind him, he climbed up, the floor began to collapse, he ran up to the roof. He looked around, he saw a building was very close. He ran across the rooftop and jumped over an alley, he kept running and jumping, suddenly a Mil Mi-24 lowered, it blocked his jump, he ran at the helicopter and pulling out his Colt, he fired off his magazine and dived, he landed in the helicopter, he turned and shot a soldier turning to him, he aimed the gun at the pilot.
“keep flying” Shadow said
“where to?” the pilot asked
“Chernobyl” said Shadow
The pilot grabbed the controls and took off, he suddenly pulled out a pistol, Shadow shot him. The helicopter flew out of control, Shadow quickly grabbed the pilot and threw him out of the seat, Shadow took control and managed to stabilize the helicopter, the pilot didn't expect him to know how to fly. Shadow turned the helicopter and flew off towards Chernobyl.

Several days later, Shadow saw the power plant, he was almost there, he looked at his watch, he had two minutes.
“shit” he said he flew over the Red Forest, he suddenly saw a missile flying towards the power plant, he wasn't going to make it, he tried to turn but the missile hit, there was a massive explosion, the helicopter lost control and crashed into the Red Forest. Shadow suddenly saw a glimpse of something, he saw the inside of the heart chamber, suddenly he found himself lying in a flaming helicopter, he climbed out and suddenly fell down a large drop, he looked up to see the helicopter was stuck in a tree.
He lifted himself to his feet, he was trapped in the Red Forest with only his Colt and his Toz, he had no protection at all other than his jacket. he suddenly had an idea, he climbed up to the helicopter, he saw a shape hanging from it, the pilot's body was still there, he jumped from the tree to the body, he grabbed the armed and the body slid from the helicopter. Shadow pulled the vest from the pilot and put it on, he looked around.
He raised his Colt and proceeded through the forest. He looked around, it was empty, no anomalies, no killer radiation, no bloodsucker, boar, stray dog or anything in the area. He wished the zone away. He found himself leaving the Red Forest, he was standing in a field, pripyat was ahead of him and the power plant was a pile of debris. He started running, he was almost there, he reached the power plant and climbed up the rubble, he found a hole and climbed in. He slid down into the heart chamber. He looked into the chamber, he saw himself sitting inside of it.
“son of a bitch” said Shadow with sudden realization “none of this is real”
---END QUOTATION---



Oh my god thats happening when you underestimate the power of the Zone and it's children it's creator the Monolith will help us Cleanse the world of all non-believers! (Am I getting Schizophrenic? )\

I am Muslim so no worry I ain't a Monolithian (no joking thou)
  22:31:02  23 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Continuum Part 2 - The Heart

(sure, well here is a nice one that explains a LOT of things that weren't answered... from Red Storm mainly)

Shadow turned around, he had to figure out how to get out of their, he suddenly realized he didn't have the Maelstrom Core.
“oh god you idiot you left the core in the apartment” said Shadow, he heard several helicopters landing. He felt himself get hit in the back of the head and all went black.

“wake him up” said a man with a thick accent
Shadow opened his eyes to see a room full of men in trench coats, theirs were Red and Gold.
“welcome” said one of them, his coat was covered in badges
“you must be the leader, I always wanted to shoot you” said Shadow
“ah allow me to introduce myself” my name is Militov and right now you have caused a lot of havoc on Moscow, look heres a newspaper.
Shadow looked, he saw the front page, it was full of pictures of shootings and deaths.
“how man died from your inadequate assassins?” Shadow asked
“about forty dead and fifty wounded, you cause a lot of problems for us, even some of our greatest assets are dead” said Militov
“Lebedev?” Shadow asked
“yes, he had been so good at keeping you out of the way” said Militov “he also helped prepare your arrival”
“what do you mean?” Shadow asked
“Scar wasn't sent to the power plant to stop Strelok, he was sent to be there” said Militov “Though Lebedev's plans were almost destroyed by that blowout, the fool was mutated, but he realized Scar was calling stalkers, he knew you wouldn't resist”
“why?” Shadow asked
“because you are the heart keeper” said Militov “and that was not by accident?”
“what are you talking about?” Shadow asked
“you were taken by us many years ago, you remember that don't you?” said Militov “way back before the accident”
Shadow suddenly remembered being grabbed from his home, he heard his family screaming as the soldiers dragged him off.
“I was being conscripted” said Shadow
“yes and no, you were grabbed, we opperated on you, to make you the ultimate soldier, we transplanted the Chernobyl Heart into your body” said Militov “you were then forced into conscription, we made sure you didn't remember the details before that”
“why the heart. how did that make me any better a soldier?” Shadow asked
“the heart made your wounds heal easy, you took advantage of that, it made you faster, it made your reflexes better, it made you what you are now” said Militov “and sadly your super powers are gone as we had taken the heart out, you got your own heart back, aren't we nice”
Shadow felt his chest, he felt a heart beat, it was so different than the one he always felt.
“unable to speak?” Militov asked “I wouldn't be surprised, its a lot to learn”
Militov pulled out a brutal looking revolver, he aimed it at his head.
“lets see the man dodge this” said Militov
There was a hail of gunfire, Militov ran out of the room, blood was dripping from his arm, Shadow heard sirens, he saw Scar step into the room.
“what are you doing here?” Shadow asked
“Red Flag grabbed me from my home, they figured you were a bigger threat and left me fairly unattended” said Scar “come on”
Scar helped him up and they each grabbed an AK-101from the bodies, they stepped outside into the hallways.
They ran down the halls shooting anyone that got in there way, they stopped at a crossroad.
“the garage is to the right” said Scar
“problem” said Shadow
“what?” Scar asked
“We don't have the Maelstrom Core or the Chernobyl Heart” said Shadow
“what its not in your body?” Scar asked
Shadow lifted his shirt revealing a scar along his heart.
“son of a bitch” said Shadow “its probably in the labs”
“wheres that?” Shadow asked
“left” said Scar
“okay you go secure a vehicle I will get the Core and the Heart” said Shadow
“go now” said Scar running
They ran separate ways...


(ain't that interesting, the next one is going up shortly, I just finished it a few minutes ago)
  22:36:28  23 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
Continuum Part 3 - Continuum

(tada, the end, or is it, dunno, just read, oh and yes the title of the part is the title of the series too haha)

Scar jumped down the stairs, he turned down the hall and shot several soldiers, they dropped dead, the ran down the hall and took a left he found a large room full of tanks and jeeps.
"hell yeah now that's what I am talkin about" said Shadow, he couldn't help smiling

Shadow ran down the halls, he ducked behind a table, he found himself significantly slower. He fired over the table, he stood up and fired at the soldiers, he jumped out of the way, he felt a bullet graze against his leg, he turned and fired over his cover, the soldiers dropped dead. He stood up and ran down the halls, he saw through glass walls two artifacts being tested, Shadow shot the glass and jumped through, he shot up the scientist team, he grabbed the artifacts and grabbed the artifact belt on the table beside him, he attached the artifacts and turned around, he saw a familiar face aiming a gun at his head.
"hello hello" said Professor Sakharov
"your on their side too?" Scar asked
"you didn't think I cared about the fates of stalkers and criminals" said Sakharov
"well the stalkers you hired never did come back alive now did they" said Shadow
Shadow dived to the side, Sakharov fired, Shadow felt the bullet pierce his shoulder, he lifted his AK-101 and fired, the shot hit Sakharov in the heart, Shadow lifted himself up and ran down to the hallway, he ran to the direction of the garage, he ran down the hall.

Shadow found himself in a room full of tanks, suddenly a tank cannon turned to him, the lid opened.
"come on I can't operate everything at once" said Scar
Shadow climbed into the tank.
"drive I'll shoot" said Shadow, he had operated one of these before
The tank began to drive, Shadow shot the wall, blowing a hole in it, they drove through and into the sunlight.

They drove down the road, there was suddenly a large blast and the tank screeched to a stop, the power shut out.
"what was that?" Shadow asked
"looks like all power was shut off, I would assume an EMP" said Scar
The tank lurched Shadow opened the lid to find several soldiers surrounding the tank, several of them were tying rope around the tank, he looked up to see the rope was attached to a large helicopter.
"what is it?" Scar asked
Shadow closed the lid
"we are surrounded and are tied to a helicopter" said Shadow
"son of a..." said Scar before the tank was lifted into the air.
"...bitch" Shadow finished
The lid opened and a flashbang dropped into the tank, there was a flash and all went black.

Shadow woke, he and Scar were both tied to chairs, Militov entered the room, Shadow saw the heart and the core sitting on a table, they were lined perfectly with him.
"well well, nice escape attempt but it failed" said Militov "and I don't like being shot"
Militov unloaded his magazine into Scar.
"you son of a bitch!" shouted Shadow
"I haven't forgotten about you" said Militov reloading
Militov fired a round into each of Shadow's knees, Shadow screamed in pain.
"bastard" said Shadow
Militov fired several more rounds into Shadow's legs, Shadow screamed.
"hey this isn't a fair fight" said Shadow, he looked around "why don't you cut me loose and give me that Gauss rifle?"
Militov turned and saw the two Gauss rifles on another table.
"well that wouldn't be fair, I only have my revolver" said Militov
"you can have a Gauss gun too" said Shadow
"fine, men pass us the guns and cut him loose" said Militov
Shadow felt himself get cut loose.
The only thing that could harm a wendigo was the Gauss rifle, he remembered Lebedev mention that. The fur was made up of furry artifacts, they couldn't be pierced by bullets, they can be damaged by a Gauss rifle, this was Shadow's only chance, he hoped Militov didn't aim for the head.
Shadow grabbed the Gauss rifle.
"on 3" said Shadow
"1" said Militov
"2" said Shadow"
"3" said Militov
They both fired, Militov's shot hit Shadow in the heart, his vision was going black fast, his shot hit the heart, it pierced it and hit the core. Shadow saw it fracture, he closed his eyes.

Shadow woke up, he looked out of the crude shelter he slept in, he was looking upon a village, a camp where stalkers gathered and rookies prepared for death or glory, he was once here, it seemed like a century ago, he heard many stories and seen many sights that people would never believe, but he didn't dwell on them, there were some things not even he wanted to think about. Today all he needed was to think of his job, so Shadow grabbed his rifle slung it around his shoulder, holstered his pistol and jumped out into the rain...

Shadow saw everyone in the camp staring at him, it wasn't over yet, he had one thing he needed to do. He knew why they were looking at him, he just passed by here twice, one version was going to release Hound another was going to stop him, he had to stop the latter. He ran off and hid in a bush, he saw another version of himself moving near him, he saw a battle on a hill and the Shadow nearest to him was pulling out an SVD, Shadow tackled him, they rolled down the hill and into a Whirligig where they were lifted into the air and both exploded.

The fight was over as soon as it began, the rain still pouring heavily, a long river of blood was flowing down the hill, the stalkers were dead along with the military who surrounded them, he wasn't going to get his paycheck which didn't matter in a few seconds.
CRACK
The bullet went straight through his chest and he fell over, feeling his blood pouring down his chest, was this the end? he thought...

Shadow crashed through the doors of the Heart Chamber, he looked up to see the chamber door was melted out of shape, he saw Strelok and Lebedev watching, Shadow looked at the shattered remains of the heart and the core in his hands, he dropped them and pulled out his colt firing several rounds into Lebedev's head.
"what was that for?" Strelok asked
"he worked for the Red Flag" said Shadow
"what happened?" Strelok asked "why isn't anything different"
"because that didn't work out, it was all a lie, you can't change anything with that" said Shadow "it was as much as a lie as the damn Monolith"
"what happened though" said Strelok
"I saw what would have happened if the zone disappeared when you destroyed it" said Shadow "you would have gone on with your life, so would everyone" said Shadow "but the Red Flag wouldn't they would just hunt us down"
"so it can never end?" Strelok asked
"I guess not" said Shadow "I learned some things however"
"like what?" Strelok asked
"Sakharov, Lebedev and god knows who else were officers of the Red Flag" said Shadow
"really? those bastards" said Strelok
"lets go, I suspect the stalkers should be back" said Shadow
"did you learn anything else" Strelok asked
"yeah, I learned the truth and I guess that is all that matters" said Shadow

They walked out of the ruins of the power plant, the dog was running happily at their heels, they were going to see their friends again, the Red Flag were going to attempt to seize control, there was nothing they could do, it was inevitable, Shadow thought about his life, he was conscripted only to be brainwashed and implanted with an artifact, his family died a few years after that when the reactor leaked, he went back to the zone to figure out the truth but ended up becoming a mercenary, a soldier of fortune to the highest bidder, now he knows the truth, it seemed to be his only goal in life, now he knows the truth... what was he going to do with his life...

T.H.E. E.N.D. Now?
Like hell it is!
  22:39:06  23 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552
T.H.E. E.N.D. or is it?

There, was that a better ending? yes? no? maybe? maybe a little bit? well what ever I might add another chapter to story another time... maybe... possibly... maybe

The story has ended like it always ends, the heroes fail and end up having to live with that fact.

Now most of the characters weren't in the last two mini stories, or had little roles. What happened to them? I will let you figure that one out for yourselves.. for now... maybe...
  00:13:29  24 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
QuaNTuMbenxh
Albanian Monsteя!
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 10/05/2008
Messages: 918
What is happening ? Time Paradoxes ? Oh dear ....
I want something better and I don't want Lebedev dead he is the All your base belong to us guy here link
http://stalker.filefront.com/potd/108427
  00:29:55  24 February 2009
profilee-mailreply Message URLTo the Top
Maiman
Guess Who.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 01/22/2008
Messages: 3552

---QUOTATION---
What is happening ? Time Paradoxes ? Oh dear ....
I want something better and I don't want Lebedev dead he is the All your base belong to us guy here link
http://stalker.filefront.com/potd/108427
---END QUOTATION---



all the time paradoxes turned out to be all in his head really
 
Each word should be at least 3 characters long.
Search:    
Search conditions:    - spaces as AND    - spaces as OR   
 
Forum Index » S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl Forum » Stalker stories
 

All short dates are in Month-Day-Year format.


 

Copyright © 1995-2021 GSC Game World. All rights reserved.
This site is best viewed in Internet Explorer 4.xx and up and Javascript enabled. Webmaster.
Opera Software products are not supported.
If any problem concerning the site functioning under Opera Software appears apply
to Opera Software technical support service.