| 17:57:00 10 March 2009
On forum: 01/22/2008
The Eye of Pripyat Part 4 - In the Desert...|
They came to a stop, they loaded their guns and jumped out. It was a dark and foggy area, a small bunker was in the dried up lake yantar, they carefully proceeded down the hill.
“why are we being so cautious?” Amnesiac asked
“either you're memory sucks or you have never been here before” said Bat looking around
“this is Yantar, only death lives here” said Weasel
“or eggheads but whatever floats your bloody boat” said Lynx “movement spotted, three o'clock”
They turned and fired at a slow moving shape, it fell over and started twitching, it clambered to its feet, they fired again, it fell over, they fired again to be sure.
“lets go” said Weasel
“who put you in charge?” Bat asked
“I did, and besides we shouldn't trust you or Lynx” said Weasel “and Amnesiac is an amnesiac”
“thanks” said Amnesiac
“yeah, feel free to use your gun if you remember how” said Bat
“shut up and follow me” said Weasel
They slowly slid down the hill, they heard moaning in the distance, they approached the lab. Weasel clicked a button by the door.
“Hello? Hello?” said a voice
“Sakharov open up” said Weasel
“who is this?” the voice asked
“Weasel... I work for Falcon” said Weasel
“oh Falcon, okay I am opening” said the voice
“heh no one knows who you are Weasel” said Bat as they stepped inside
They turned the corner, Sakharov and several other scientists were practically running around the equipment.
“busy eh?” Weasel asked
“definitely, someone reached the center, disappeared and nothing happened, and now the brain scorcher is on and noone can explore the vast northern reaches” said Sakharov “whoever did that is screwing up our work”
“yeah well we need to get some Psy Protectors” said Weasel “were going to shut it off”
“really?” said Sakharov “well thats excellent, let me get them”
Sakharov turned towards a box, he pulled it out revealing several headpieces, there was a bang and the entire bunker shook.
“SHIT TAKE COVER” shouted Weasel as they dived to the ground, there were several more bangs, suddenly bullets started ripping through the walls.
“bloody hell” said Lynx crawling away from the bullets
“OUR RESEARCH” said Sakharov looking at the destroyed computers “SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING”
“come on” said Weasel “we aren't going to get the protectors if this place is getting shot up”
They ran to the door opening it, they ran out and dived behind cover, they turned to see several machine guns set up on the hill.
“Weasel, any ideas?” Bat asked
“okay we need to draw their fire” said Weasel
“are you mad, they will bloody rip through our bloody cover you bloody idiot” said Lynx, several bullets ripped through his cover missing him by inches “BLOODY HELL”
“NOW” shouted Weasel, Bat and Weasel stood up and opened fire, Lynx cursed madly.
“I have an idea” said Amnesiac as Weasel and Bat ducked down behind cover
“I would love to hear it” said Weasel
“we need Sakharov to make a diversion, then we can run to our Tigr and shoot them” said Amnesiac
“good plan I will call him” said Weasel “Sakharov give us a diversion”
“an escorted research team is coming from the west hill it should divert their fire” said Sakharov
The guns aimed west and started firing.
“GO” shouted Weasel, they stood up and ran to the Tigr, one of the machine gunners fired at them, Amnesiac was hit in the leg, he fell over.
“Amnesiac are you okay?” Bat asked
“keep going I can handle myself” said Amnesiac
Amnesiac looked at his wound, it was painful but it wasn't too bad, he bandaged it and watched as the Tigr's gun fired at the machine gunners, Amnesiac used this diversion to crawl into some bushes.
He kept crawling from cover to cover until he was at a small tunnel, he stood up and limped through it.
He crawled out the other side, he saw he was in another dried up portion of the lake, his head began to hurt. He climbed up above the tunnel and crawled, he was right behind the machine gunners...
Falcon drove down the road, he was near the path to Yantar.
“ready?” he asked Viper
“just a sec” Viper replied
Viper sealed the doors and the machine gun hatch.
“ready” said Viper
They drove through the burner anomalies, the Tigr heated up quickly, they reached the other side, they quickly opened the doors and rolled down all the windows.
“Falcon is that you?” said Sakharov's familiar voice on his PDA
“Sakharov, did my guys make it alright?” Falcon asked
“yes but we are under attack, your men are trying to take them out but theres too many of them, I almost lost my entire research team” said Sakharov
“shit” said Falcon slamming on the gas, Viper nearly flew out the back
“driving fast enough?” Viper asked
“they are under attack” said Falcon
“wheres Amnesiac?” Bat asked
“what?” Lynx asked firing the gun
“he was hiding behind the cover there” said Bat
“shit hes not there” said Lynx
“I know” said Bat
“concentrate on shooting” said Weasel driving at top speed “Bat do you think you can be helpful and fire the RPG we have in the back”
“you serious? I never get to use that” said Bat
“FIRE THE GOD DAMN RPG” said Weasel
“aye aye” said Bat grabbing the RPG and leaning out the back, he aimed at the machine gunners and fired, the RPG flew and hit the ground behind the machine gunners, there was a large explosion of dirt blinding several of the guns.
“WOOOH” said Bat leaning back in to reload
“good shot now noone can shoot anyone” said Lynx
“I wonder if we hit anyone” said Bat
“son of a bitch” Amnesiac whispered, the blast had just missed him, he continued to crawl through the dirt until he was right behind the gunner, he pulled out his knife and stabbed through the mans neck.
He dropped down to the gun and turned it to the right, it was lined up perfectly with the other gunners. He fired the gun...
“Woah Bat, Lynx are you seeing this?” said Weasel
One of the gunners was shooting the others.
“what the bloody hell is going on” said Lynx “Bat use your binoculars”
Bat grabbed his binoculars and leaned out the back.
“my god, its Amnesiac, he is taking out all the gunners by himself” said Bat
“WHAT?” Weasel and Lynx shouted in unison, Weasel slammed on the gas, Bat fell out the back.
“son of a bitch” said Bat as he rolled painfully down the hill...
Amnesiac took out the gunners, he heard a twig snap behind him, he spun around and fired his pistol. There were several mercenaries coming over the hill, they fired at him. Amnesiac ducked, the mercenaries ran towards his cover, he jumped over the cover and shot a mercenary straight in the face, he roundhouse kicked one of the mercenaries causing him to fire his gun at one of his own men, he rugby lunged one of the mercenaries as he opened fire, he wrestled the gun at the others and fired, he took out three of them.
Two more fired at him, he rolled the body to act as a shield, he threw the body at one of them and shot the other with his pistol, he jumped to his feet and pistol whipped him straight in the face and jump kicked, the man fell back into a springboard anomaly. Amnesiac turned around, there were a lot more mercenaries running at him. He dived back into his cover as they opened fire, he looked up to see them almost right on top of him, suddenly the Tigr drove out of nowhere straight into them, the gun turned and shot several more coming towards them. Weasel looked at all the bodies.
“holy shit, did you do all this?” Weasel asked
“all except the ones you ran over” said Amnesiac firing at one of the wounded
“seriously good work” said Weasel
“BAIL” shouted Lynx, they turned to see several RPGs firing, Lynx dived out the back and Weasel climbed out the window, they jumped out of the way as the Tigr exploded behind them. Amensiac turned to see several more mercenaries coming from the west and even more coming from the north, a helicopter flew over head.
Amnesiac felt a pain in his head. Suddenly he had some rememberance, not a lot but he seemed to remember something, he also remembered himself being in this situation before, he didn't remember the details but he knew how to get out.
“okay guys I remember how to get out of these situations” said Amnesiac “but you must do exactly what I say”
“you remember?” Weasel asked
“do exactly as I say, I want the two of you to throw me into the air in three seconds, Weasel will run westward and aim the guns at the mercenaries, Lynx take the gun off the stand and shoot at them, throw me up NOW” said Amnesiac
The two of them shrugged and threw him up. A rope dropped from the helicopter at that exact moment, several merceneries began to slide down. Amnesiac grabbed the rope and climbed, he started to swing the rope, several of the mercenaries let go in surprise, Lynx pulled on the gun so hard when it came loose he fell back, right as a mercenary fell on the stand impaling himself.
“bloody hell” Amnesiac heard Lynx shout in surprise. Amnesiac climbed the rope and climbed into the helicopter, the pilots turned in surprise as Amnesiac shot both of them. Amnesiac grabbed the controls and turned the helicopter towards the mercenaries in the north, he aimed straight towards them and grabbed onto the rope, he swung around the rope, he let go.
He landed straight in a whirligig which spun him around and hurled him over a fence, he landed in another whirligig which also hurled him, he landed in a bog.
He stood up to see Weasel firing at the mercenaries in the western hill, he heard a massive explosion as the helicopter crashed into the mercenaries in the northern road. Amnesiac slid down the hill to Weasel.
“how you doing?” said Amnesiac
“took out a couple but there are a lot of them” said Weasel
“I would run now” said Amnesiac
“why?” Weasel asked
“look” said Amnesiac
Several RPGs fired
Weasel let go of the gun and they both ran, there was a large explosion behind them, they both slid down the hill.
Suddenly out of nowhere a second Tigr slid along the hill and crashed through the mercenaries, Amnesiac looked to see Bat lean out the front seat firing a shotgun, Viper fired the main gun at the survivors.
“get up you bloody idiots” said Lynx lifting Amnesiac and Weasel to their feet.
“that... was fun” said Weasel
“yeah that sure is something, I guess the boss is back” said Lynx as the Tigr drove up to them.
“you did all this?” Falcon asked pointing to the bodies all along the hill.
“Amnesiac here did most of the work for us” said Weasel
“bloody hell we better figure out who you are, you could be some sort of Spetznats or something” said Falcon
“more like a bloody super soldier” said Lynx
“hey Bat I thought you were with us” said Weasel
“I was until you ditched me” said Bat angrily “and thanks to you I missed all the action here”
“yeah you missed Amnesiac climb inside a helicopter, shoot everyone inside, swing along a rope attached to it and ride several anomalies” said Weasel
“that was bloody exciting” said Lynx laughing
“okay why don't we shut up and see if Sakharov survived this mess” said Falcon pointing to the torn apart bunker
They climbed into the Tigr and drove towards the bunker, the climbed out and entered the bunker, the door was blown open.
“an excellent display of violence out there, I can safely say I never saw anything like that before” said Sakharov
“tell me about it” said Falcon “we need the Psy Protectors”
“indeed” said Sakharov putting a box on the table, he passed out a Psy Protector for each of them, he gave them some spares too.
“what are the spares for” Weasel asked
“they aren't entirely reliable” said Sakharov, his assistants were running around picking up papers
“how much research did you lose?” Falcon asked
“enough to set us back a long ways” said Sakharov “get that scorcher off”
“will do, good luck” said Falcon
“who were those men?” Sakharov asked
“mercenaries” Falcon replied
They left the bunker and loaded into the Tigr, the drove towards the bar, through there they would turn north, to the Red Forest...
I'm back baby.
| 21:24:08 6 March 2009
On forum: 01/22/2008
The Eye of Pripyat Part 3 - Problems|
(well it has been fairly quite lately and I have been busy on like six different projects plus I have other things to do but here it is, Part 3 of the new Eye of Pripyat, enjoy)
Amnesiac woke up, he lifted himself to his feet and climbed out of bed. He put on a suit they left for him and walked out the door. He was in a long building, he walked down to the end of the hall, he heard several voices.
“we got a problem” said a stalker
“what is it?” asked Falcon
“some idiot turned the Scorcher back on” said the stalker
“WHAT” said almost every voice in the room
“yeah, I watched several stalkers heading north just drop to the ground and twitch until their brains melted” said the stalker
“so we can't go up there Viper?” Lynx asked
“no, not unless we go to the barkeep and ask how to turn it off” said Viper
“damn” said Falcon
“so who would turn the Scorcher on?” Weasel asked
“a bloody git like you Weasel” said Bat
“oh shut it” said Weasel
There were several shouts which quickly died down.
“SHUT UP BOTH OF YOU” said Falcon
“so until we get that Scorcher offline we can't...” Walrus began
“figure out who I am” said Amnesiac entering, they turned to him and nodded
“so what do we do?” Viper asked
“we go for a drive” said Falcon
They stepped outside, they walked past the pickup truck and moved towards two GAZ-2974 Tigrs.
“where did you get these?” Amnesiac asked
“military patrol, lets see...” Falcon began “Weasel, Bat and Lynx will go with Amnesiac here and head to yantar, Viper and I will head for the bar”
“thank god I am not stuck with them” said Viper climbing into the Tigr
Weasel climbed into the driver seat, Bat and Lynx fought over the gun, Lynx won, Bat was forced to sit in the back with Amnesiac.
“so... what are we doing in yantar?” Amnesiac asked
“we have to pick up some Psy Protectors” said Bat
“why?” Amnesiac asked
“the Scorcher will melt our brains before we get any close to it” said Bat “we have to have protection or we are gunna be brain dead gits”
“you're already a brain dead git” said Lynx
“I think you are talkin to a mirror” said Bat
“oh I think your forgetting who has the big bloody gun” said Lynx
“can't aim down now can ya” said Bat kicking Lynx
“oh you bloody buggering son of a...” Lynx began
Amnesiac moved to the front seats.
“how do you stand this?” Amnesiac asked
“its easy” said Weasel “just don't”
“easy for you to say” said Amnesiac
“you can always do this” said Weasel turning the steering wheel suddenly, the Tigr turned sharply, they heard several raised voices and banging behind them.
“I guess that works” said Amnesiac laughing
“only until they manage to steady themselves” said Weasel
“you can always do it again if they manage” said Amnesiac
They looked at each other, they both grinned. Weasel turned the steering wheel, the Tiger turned sharply, they heard several raised voices and bangings again.
“YOU BLOODY BUGGERING SONS OF BLOODY BUGGERING...” shouted Lynx
Weasel turned the steering wheel again, they heard banging behind them before Lynx could finish his rant.
“OW MY SPLEEN” shouted Bat
“this is going to be a great trip” said Amnesiac
“hell yeah” said Weasel turning the wheel again...
“you think they are still sane?” Viper asked
“they rode with them many times I am sure they found a way to cope” said Falcon “we will be arriving shortly”
They drove into the duty outpost, waving to passing stalkers, they stopped at the bar.
“wait here” said Falcon
Falcon jumped out and through the building and down the steps into the famous 100 Rads stalker bar... one of the only ones in the area.
“I said come in don't stand there!” said an overly friendly duty greeter
They walked past him and approached the Barkeep.
“Hey Barkeep whats the latest gossip” said Falcon
“the Brain Scorcher is up again, I have the documents but no one is risking their lives for the cause” said the Barkeep
“yeah well, me and my boys are gunna do it” said Falcon
“for real?” the Barkeep asked “you're suicidal”
“not really” said Falcon “my boys are getting some Psy Protectors from Sakharov”
“well I guess that works better, still I wish that Marked One was still here, he was an excellent errand boy” said the Barkeep “you know he single handedly raided two labs and found documents to turn of the Scorcher, and then single handedly turned it off”
“isn't he the one who raided the Agroprom Institue?” Falcon asked “he saved Mole there”
“yeah” said the Barkeep “he was a good kid, pity about the amnesia”
“really?” said Falcon “we found a poor chap with amnesia, we have no clue who he is but we just call him Amnesiac”
“where did you find him?” the Barkeep asked
“Pripyat, right after the blowout and before the Scorcher turned on” said Falcon
“lucky” said the Barkeep
“has the zone reacted yet?” Falcon asked
“well... no” said the Barkeep “nothing has happened, the stalkers are getting a little... edgy”
“I can see, this place is seeming kind of depressing” said Falcon eying the sheer number of empty bottles on each of the tables.
“isn't it always?” the Barkeep asked “this is the place where everyone goes when they are screwed”
“and wait for some great stalker to help them” said Falcon “I know the drill”
“yeah you were here before” said the Barkeep “what happened again?”
“a Dog ate the documents I had just stolen from the military” said Falcon bitterly “and I had to hire someone to take out the entire pack and gut each and every one”
“yeah” said the Barkeep laughing “those were good times”
“go to hell” said Falcon “I need those documents so I can leave, I left Viper in charge of guarding the car”
“yeah you should hurry, that boy has a habit of blowing stuff up... 'by accident' he always says” said the Barkeep passing him a copy of the documents
“thank you, and have a pleasant week” said Falcon “by the way, did anyone find much in Pripyat?”
“only death” said the Barkeep
“see ya later” said Falcon running up the stairs, he ran out to the Tigr and climbed in starting the engines.
“get the documents?” Viper asked, Falcon tossed it to him
“were going to meet up with our boys in Yantar” said Falcon driving towards the Wild Territories...
I'm back baby.
| 00:06:33 26 February 2009
On forum: 01/22/2008
The Eye of Pripyat Part 2 - Lost and Found|
He looked around, he was staring up at the sky, he could barely make out the Eye of Pripyat, he looked around at the debris he was buried under, it seemed to go up forever. He stared down at his chest, there was a large spike sticking through his vest, he didn't feel pain but the amount of blood sprayed all over the place bothered him. He couldn't remember anything, he was just simply lying there. He couldn't remember his name, all he saw was the eye of pripyat. His eyes felt heavy, they closed.
He woke up, the sun was staring down at his face, he tried to move but he couldn't. He was starving, he looked around, he heard something. The sunlight disappeared, he looked to see a large dog staring down at him, it started kicking rocks and dirt down the hole, he stared as the dog kicked more and more down, suddenly he saw several more dogs join it, next thing he knew there was dirt pouring down the hole, he looked around, they were burying him. He opened his mouth to yell at them but a clump of dirt landed in him. A rock fell and hit him in the head.
He woke up suddenly, he was almost completely buried, only his head and the spike was sticking out, he looked up, the dogs weren't there, he could see it was getting dark.
Several hours passed, the sky was black, he could hear an occasional bar, he felt a rat crawl across his chest, he managed to lift his arm and swing it at the rat. He coughed, he heard a voice.
“d'you? hear that?” said a voice
“dunno, what was it?” said another voice
“sounded like some bloke coughed” said the first voice
“oi whats all this noise, god knows whats out here” said third voice
“sorry but Lynx here said he heard some bloke cough” said the second voice
“yeah and I was explainin' this to Bat” said the first voice
“yeah well keep it down, dogs are about” said the third voice
“yes Falcon” said the first two voices
He stared up at the hole, he saw a flashlight pass by it. He coughed, this time on purpose.
“d'you hear that?” said the first voice
“bloody hell I hear dogs and god knows what” said the second
“what is it now?” the third voice asked
“I heard another cough” said the first voice
“Weasel is that you coughing?” said the third voice
“no” said a fourth voice slightly further away “what are ya talkin' about?”
“nothing Weasel” said the third voice “the two idiots heard someone cough”
He watched the flashlight fly pass over the hole again. He started coughing.
“bloody hell” said the second voice
“so you did hear it” said the first voice
“I heard it now” said the second voice
“again?” said the third voice
“yeah this time he heard it too” said the first voice
“quiet, I am trying to hear for it” said the second voice
They stopped talking, he stared up and coughed.
“d'you hear that?” the first voice asked
“I hear it” said the third, its coming from this way
He stared up at the sky, the flashlight was shining down the hole, three shapes were blocking his view.
“bloody hell theres someone down there” said the second voice
“shut up, thats one hell of a big drop” said the third voice “Weasel get over here”
A forth shape appeared above the hole.
“whats up” said the fourth voice
“look down” said the third
“whos he?” the fourth asked
“how should we bloody know, he doesn't come up on the contacts page” said the third
“military?” the first asked
“bloody moron even they come up on that page” said the second
“shut up with the bloody this bloody that” said the first
“you shut the bloody hell up” said the second
“both of you shut up or I will stick my foot up both of your asses” said the third
“I bet they would enjoy that” said the fourth
“shut up Weasel” said the first three voices
“do we have any ro...” the third voice began, there were growling noises and he heard shouts and gunfire, the shapes vanished from the hole, suddenly two shapes came flying through the hole, one of them grabbed a pipe while the other flew into a sharp pole, impaling it.
He stared up, one of them was dangling from the pole, it was beginning to bend, he made out the second was a dog.
“sir?” asked the first voice “you alright?”
“of course he isn't bloody okay, hes down in the bloody hole in the bloody ground” said the second
“and you shut the hell up or I will shove your bloody bloodies up your ass” said the first
“boss, need rope or ear plugs?” the fourth asked
“Just the rope, feel free to shoot them if this goes on any longer” said the third
“with pleasure” said the fourth tossing down a sturdy rope
The stalker grabbed on to the rope.
“lower me down” said the third
“hey you two shut up and help me with this” said the fourth
They lowered him down.
He stared up at the shape moving down towards him, the stalker was lowered beside him and let go of the rope, the stalker stared down at him.
“can you hear me?” the stalker asked
He nodded his head.
“can you talk?” the stalker asked
He shook his head.
“okay we are going to get you out” said stalker
He closed his eyes.
He woke up, he was lying in a small lodge, there were several stalkers talking, they turned to him.
“hey hes awake” said one of them
He immedietly checked his chest, the spike was gone, so was his gear.
“looking for this?” said one of them holding up a spike, on the end of it was a PDA, the spike almost pierced through it. “I never knew those things could save your life”
“Is he awake?” asked a voice as a bearded man entered the room
“all yours” they said getting up and leaving
“you are considerably lucky” said the voice “you managed to get out of there with limited injury, your legs will recover by tomorrow.
“where am I?” he asked, his voice was raw
“you are safe, I should get you something to eat, or drink” said the man “whats your name?”
He thought for a moment
“I don't remember” he said
“really? well that isn't good” said the man checking his head “you must have hit it on something during the fall, lets just call you Amnesiac for the time being”
The man opened a cooler and passed him a canteen of water.
“who are you?” Amnesiac asked
“I am Walrus, I am the closest thing you will get to a doctor out here, except for the Doctor but hes very hard to find” said Walrus
“so where am I again?” Amnesiac asked
“hey your memory isn't that bad” said Walrus “your in a small camp, you were driven by truck here, Falcon and his gang found you, they are currently working on figuring out who you are but your PDA took some shrapnel to it”
“wheres my gear?” Amnesiac
“its being checked for information, we found several bottles of vodka in there know anything about that?” Walrus asked
“well it probably saved your life” said Walrus
“how?” Amnesiac asked
“well you had quite a large amount of vodka in your body” said Walrus “it seemed to keep you in a healthy state during the blowout”
“what blowout” Amnesiac asked
“you were found in Pripyat, there was one hell of a blowout there” said Walrus “it covered the entire central area, the military have tightened their grip over the zone”
“and why would they do that?” Amnesiac asked
“because, nothing has happened yet, we are waiting to learn if the zone is going to expand, shrink, or just simply stay put” said Walrus “god knows what could happen after a blowout that size”
“do you think I will ever get my memory back?” Amnesiac asked
“well, you might be able to I am sure the blow didn't damage your hippocampus that badly” said Walrus “I believe you will in due time but we need to find some information on you, personal items, friends, etc”
“and you couldn't find it in my gear?” Amnesiac asked
“I am afraid not” said Walrus “there was almost nothing on you”
“what, I was wandering Pripyat without anything?” Amnesiac asked
“well there was some magazines but there was no gun, there was a broken PDA, a medkit, a shredded vest and well the broken bottles” said Walrus “all we know is you were a heavy drinker and a lucky one at that, but it seems you were either out of luck with cash or had it hidden somewhere”
Amnesiac stared for a moment.
“get some sleep, this is a lot of thinking” said Walrus
“yeah... I guess it is” Amnesiac mumbled, he took a deep gulp of water and then leaned back, he closed his eyes and fell asleep...
I'm back baby.