| 22:33:03 24 February 2009
On forum: 01/22/2008
The Eye of Pripyat|
(The Eye of Pripyat is completely and I mean COMPLETELY unrelated to my previous stalker stories, which were a continuation story, this one is a different story, with different people, with a different bad guy and a different setting, it is around the same time as Fallen in the Rain but it has nothing to do with it, just so you know and don't get confused)
The Eye of Pripyat Part 1 - The Blowout
Armadillo looked around drunkenly, he was sitting in the corner of the bar, he had lost everything. There were no jobs for him, he had no artifacts to sell and barely of handful of bullets to his L85A1. He had barely a thousand rubles and was now wasting them in the bar. He had drank about six bottles and was starting to feel sick. He looked back and forth before realizing he was all alone save for the Barkeep washing the empty glasses.
"heysh barkepsh whersh everyonsh" Armadillo mumbled, he barely was able to string the words together
"are you deaf?" the Barkeep asked "they went up north"
"whash up nor?" Armadillo mumbled
"the bloody power plant, the scorcher is down and now everyone is going to the untouched lands beyond" said Barkeep "you know the stories of all the artifact fields said to be up there"
"real? wellsh I better getsh up thersh" said Armadillo falling from his seat
"look not that I care but your going to be causing more problems then solving them if you go like that" said the Barkeep "you were a good stalker once so I will do you a favor"
"wha favorsh" Armadillo mumbled
"here" said the Barkeep walking towards him, he passed him a tin "you can leave if you eat that entire tin of coffee"
"aw mansh" said Armadillo scooping up the coffee and shoving it down his throat.
He finished 30 minutes later and puked into the tin.
"so are you prepared to go?" the Barkeep asked
"I got a killer headache" said Armadillo
"how much ammo do you have?" the Barkeep asked
"about a magazine or so" said Armadillo rubbing his head
"okay you give me the rest of your cash and I will give you five more, that should last you if you are cautious" said the Barkeep
Armadillo passed him the cash and grabbed the magazines, he turned and stumbled out the door, it was getting dark, he ran off to the army warehouse.
About two hours passed and he managed to reach the Red Forest, he quickly hurried through, there were stalkers everywhere. Camped by the road playing guitar, wandering the streets, trading weapons.
Most of them were forming squads.
"Hey Armadillo, good to see you out of the bar" said a familiar voice
Armadillo turned to see Mastiff waving at him.
"hey" said Armadillo
"the Barkeep fed you a tin of coffee didn't he?" Mastiff asked
"yeah" said Armadillo "so you heading north too?"
"hell yeah, god knows what is up there" said Mastiff
"well I think I am too, I need the cash" said Armadillo
"yeah I bet you do" said Mastiff "my team is almost ready to go"
"mind if I join ya" Armadillo asked
"sure, let me introduce you to the team" said Mastiff pointing to the stalkers "this one is Bullfrog, that one is Harrier, thats Mad Dog and the one in the back is Shark"
"hi" said Armadillo
"Armadillo here was one of the best back in the faction wars" said Mastiff
"do I smell vodka?" Bullfrog asked
"yeah he kinda lost his touch" said Mastiff
"yeah well..." said Armadillo, he couldn't think of an excuse "when do we go?"
"well we need to make sure you got enough supplies and we go" said Mastiff
"I got like six clips for my L85A1 and I have about... a medkit and two bottles of vodka" said Armadillo
"that won't do, Mad Dog give him some of your ammo, Shark pass him some bandages at the very least" said Mastiff
"man" said Shark opening a bag full of bandages and passing them.
Armadillo pocketed the ammo and bandages. They loaded their guns and started to move, he noticed several other teams moving as well. They walked along the road and waved to the sign, the words were too worn to read but you can barely make out, Pripyat.
They looked up, the city was right ahead of them, they saw helicopters flying overhead, a fell from the sky as RPGs flew up, there were explosions and gunfire that seemed to flow with the wind. They continued forward.
They came to a halt, they ducked behind some debris, several other teams did the same, they looked over to see a squad of stalkers in exoskeletons marching through the street, stalkers shooting from rooftops and streets at every turn.
"I wonder who those guys were" said Bullfrog watching
"who cares they just cleared a path for us" said Shark
They stood up and ran, the other teams did the same, it was almost as if they were racing at this point. The squads were trying to run faster than the others down the long road, they started to push each other out of the way but suddenly there were several cracks and several of the stalkers fell down. Everyone ducked.
"SNIPERS" shouted a stalker
There were guns firing out of each building, everyone ran off in separate directions.
Armadillo tried to keep up, there were so many bullets whizzing passed him he could have sworn he could see some of them. He ducked behind cover, several grenades began to explode. He saw the others had ducked behind some debris several blocks down. He took a deep breath and jumped to his feet and sprinted down the blocks. There were bullets fly passed him and several explosions around him, he dived and landed in a crater, he looked up, his squad was turning the corner. He clambered to his feet cursing and ran down the path, he could taste blood as he pushed further and further, he dropped in exhaustion and fell straight through a crater and into a tunnel. He looked around to find himself lying in a sewage tunnel.
He lifted himself to his feet and walked slowly north, he found a ladder leading out, he grabbed it and lifted himself up, he opened the lid and found himself in an underground parking lot. He crawled under a car and laid there for a moment, he heard gunshots nearing him and footsteps.
"dammit we lost Armadillo" said Bullfrog
"there coming" shouted Mad Dog
"well it seems we have to go on without him" said Mastiff "hes probably dead"
"no I'm not I'm right here" mumbled Armadillo
"did you hear that?" Shark asked
"under that car" said Mad Dog
He felt some hands grab his legs and drag him out.
"hey, you ditched me" said Armadillo
"if we ditched you how did you make it here faster?" Shark asked
"well you see I fell in a hole that was fairly deep and ended up in the sewers, it led me here without any trouble" said Armadillo "and I decided to take a breather from all the sprinting I was doing to keep up and all"
"wait you said sewer?" Mastiff asked
"yeah, its right over there" said Armadillo pointing to a small grate
"this is perfect" said Mastiff "we can climb down and take it straight through the carnage"
"yeah thats nice I'm going to take a nap" said Armadillo, he felt someone kick him
"get up" said Mastiff grabbing his arms and pulling them.
"fine" said Armadillo he looked around, they were already climbing down. He ran to the grate and climbed down, sealing the lid. He heard footsteps above him as they carefully and quietly crept through the tunnels. They broke into a run and followed it, there were a lot of collapsed tunnels. They heard a roar.
"bloodsucker" said Shark, they raised there guns, they suddenly were surrounded by white eyes.
"hey a ladder" said Armadillo hardly noticing any of it.
They turned to see a single ladder, they ran for it, so did the Bloodsuckers, Armadillo climbed up opening the grate, he looked down to the others.
"CLIMB" shouted Mad Dog firing his shotgun into the bloodsuckers
Mastiff climbed out of the hole, he was followed by Bullfrog, Shark was grabbed by one of the Bloodsuckers when he was trying to climbed, he pulled the pins from his grenades, Mad Dog grabbed the ladder and climbed up, there was a large explosion and Mad Dog screamed as Shrapnel ripped through his legs, the stalkers pulled him out of the hole, the sealed it.
Mad Dog was bleeding everywhere.
"Shark was carrying most of the bandages, everyone pull out your spares" said Mastiff as they pulled out their bandages and began to wrap them around his legs. They heard a roar from a nearby hole in the ground. They tried to lift Mad Dog to his feet but it was no use.
They saw hundreds of eyes looking out from the tunnel.
"its no use" said Mad Dog "go, I will hold them off"
Mad Dog loaded his shotgun, the others stared at him and then ran off in the other direction, Mad Dog fired his shotgun, the many eyes move closer and closer.
Armadillo looked back and forth, they were running towards another shootout, they stopped and looked around the corner, there were stalkers shooting out of nearby windows. They ran into a large building, they ran through it, it turned out to be an apartment. They saw a stalker run into a room, they recognized him from that group of stalkers they saw earlier. They looked through the room and saw him jump out a window onto the roof outside, they saw an RPG fly at them, they ran down the halls.
"who was that guy?" Bullfrog asked
"why do you ask?" Mastiff asked back
"I don't know I just swear I saw that guy before" said Bullfrog as they ran through the building, the ran down some stairs and ran out, there were several explosions outside.
They ran through the maze of buildings for thirty minutes, there were too many stalkers fighting, they turned and found a large building, they ran inside shooting several monolithians. Several RPGs flew through the doors and blew up behind them, they were thrown forward by the shockwave.
Armadillo looked around, there was blood everywhere, he looked up to see Bullfrog impaled into the wall by a metal spike, Mastiff looked at the body.
They heard noises in the next room, gunshots.
They raised their rifles and opened the door, they saw that same stalker leave the room, it had a large pillar of debris and monolith were surrounding it, they were slumped over.
Armadillo looked at the bodies.
"they didn't fight back?" Armadillo asked
"they were praying" said Mastiff
There was a loud explosion, the roof caved in behind them blocking their path, they ran to the other doors, the roof collapsed there as well. They looked around.
"windows?" Armadillo asked
They ran to the windows, there were stalkers fighting everywhere, they noticed several men with RPGs directly across from them.
They both raised their rifles and fired, the monolith with the RPGs returned fire, they dived out of the way, the RPGs detonated, the entire room shook. The pillar of debris fell through the floor, the floor seemingly caved in on itself, Armadillo fell straight through the hole, he crashed with a crunch into the ground, he saw white eyes surrounding him, the rest of the building above him collapsed, debris crushed the bloodsuckers, he found himself being buried by the structure above, he looked up, he saw a very faint view of the sky. He coughed up some blood, he squinted to see the Eye of Pripyat staring down at him, he coughed some more blood before closing his eyes as the sky turned blood red...
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.
| 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.