RP No Man's Land- Chapter 2: Off the Rails (On Hiatus)

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  1. Dragonclaw

    Dragonclaw Oxygen Tank

    You still shouldn't look at the local star with unprotected eyes... Aden decides to go and see if he could fly his drone again. A quick look outside should do it.
     
  2. HunterC1998

    HunterC1998 Cosmos Killer

    He just smiles and pulls his shotpistol, unloading a round and putting it in a pocket where he'll remember and loads a flare shell.
    "Pertinent may as well be my middle name.."
     
  3. Roland Weiss

    Roland Weiss Tiy's Beard

    "Okay; we're about to make the radio call. I'd say you should be cocked, locked, and ready to rock. There's no telling how long we'll have before trouble shows up en masse."
    ---
    It's about as dinged up as Kronos. Outside, the storm has passed.
    You have to leave the car; the cargo cars lack any windows. Seems the storm has subsided, the dust settling to the ground.
    ((Not a literal flare, you silly person))
    "Uh, right. I'm sending the signal now." She powers on the radio, and picks up the receiver. "Echo station, this is Westbound. we've been waylaid and are requesting assistance, over."
    A voice crackles back over the radio. "Westbound, this is Echo station. It's good to hear from you. Been trying to get in contact for the better part of an hour. What's the situation, over."
    "We've been derailed by a malignant entity. They may swoop in to finish up, over."
    "Roger that; we'll send in a reclamation crew. Hold tight until we get there, over."
    "Don't keep us waiting; there's no guarantees we'll last the hour... uh, out."
    She heaves a sigh, turning off the radio. "Well, the beacon's been lit. We'd better get ready for a cloud of moths."
     
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  4. Dragonclaw

    Dragonclaw Oxygen Tank

    "Here we go..."
    Aden takes out an launched his drone to scout for any raiders that might be coming.
     
  5. Arra

    Arra The End of Time

    Jade looks around for somewhere elevated. She looks for a train car that she could climb to the top of, and that's also fairly stable looking.


    Maxwell makes his way outside, looking around
     
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  6. HunterC1998

    HunterC1998 Cosmos Killer

    Lance is snickering at 'Malignant Entity', loading back the original shell and stepping nearer to Jade.
    "Time for some more team effort..."
    @Arra
     
  7. Roland Weiss

    Roland Weiss Tiy's Beard

    With enough elevation, it's not hard to see the trailing dust clouds kicked up by something in the distance. There's several from multiple directions.
    One of the train cars is slammed up against a rock outcropping. You can easily climb that to reach the 'top' of the car.
    ---
    You've got a better look at the arid landscape now that there's no dust storm blocking the view. Everything is coated with the same reddish brown dust, with a few craggy hills and ravines in sight; one such ravine which the train almost fell into. Just outside of the car is a few of the mercs, including the one guy you almost stabbed earlier; he's deploying a drone of sorts.
    "We won't be needing this anymore..." The tech slaps a charge on the console, mainly over the radio. She pulls the pin, and heads for the exit. "Alright, might want to vacate if you want to not be on fire." The one-armed man also takes his leave from the lead car.
     
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  8. Dragonclaw

    Dragonclaw Oxygen Tank

    "HEADS UP EVERYONE! Looks like we got company! It's either the rescue party or the raiders, and I don't think rescue parties are that quick."
     
  9. HunterC1998

    HunterC1998 Cosmos Killer

    Lance makes his way with Jade as quickly as he can to where she wants to go, long as she leaves the to-be bonfire.
     
  10. Arra

    Arra The End of Time

    Jade follows Lance, chuckling with him


    Maxwell sighs. He checks if any of his cartography drones are still intact
     
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  11. Roland Weiss

    Roland Weiss Tiy's Beard

    "Yeah, without the dust storm covering us, we stick out like a sore thumb!"
    "A big mess like this'll always attract vultures..."
    One of the mercs ducks back into the cargo car. "Oi! Trouble incoming!"
    As you continue to observe these approaching vehicles, it's clear they're not a single unit. They're not even painted with the same colours.
    There's a fizz and a pop as the charge ignites. Smoke a fire erupts out of the charge, and molten metal burns the console and radio. Following your associate leads you onto of one of the overturned train cars. It takes some climbing, which might've been beyond you if you didn't have help.
    As you and he climb up the rock outcropping, you have to lend a hand to assist him. Bad legs are not conducive to rock climbing, after all.
    ---
    You've got three, with your fourth one still unaccounted for. The announcement of 'incoming trouble' has stirred up a commotion among the surviving mercs.
     
  12. HunterC1998

    HunterC1998 Cosmos Killer

    He does his best to climb them, holstering his gun to take any help from Jade with one hand and uses his other with the cane to make an effort himself.
     
  13. Dragonclaw

    Dragonclaw Oxygen Tank

    He tries to count how many there are. Or at least what types of vehicles they have. Please no tanks...
     
  14. Arra

    Arra The End of Time

    Jade smiles a tiny bit as she helps Lance up.


    Maxwell loads a cartography drone as fast as he can, firing it straight up
     
  15. Roland Weiss

    Roland Weiss Tiy's Beard

    You're now standing topside of one of the train cars, giving you a bit of a view.
    The ones you see are wheeled, so they're not tanks, however, you can only see the lead vehicles of each ground clearly, the dust kicked up acts as a bit of a smoke screen.
    You manage to haul him up, and both of you are now on the top of this train car.
    ---
    Don't you mean you just throw it into the air? The little drone climbs rapidly, giving you an elevated view.
     
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  16. HunterC1998

    HunterC1998 Cosmos Killer

    He tries to look around for a quick way down, other then dropping on his back end off the side...
     
  17. Dragonclaw

    Dragonclaw Oxygen Tank

    ((I thought that the Mythbusters busted that...))

    Aden keeps watching the raiders with his drone. When they get close enough, he'd call back the drone and get ready for a fight.
     
  18. Arra

    Arra The End of Time

    Jade looks around for any trouble....


    Maxwell tries to get it to climb as high as it can....he looks on the screen connected to the payload rifle.
     
  19. Roland Weiss

    Roland Weiss Tiy's Beard

    Getting down should be easy, it's a simple matter of lowering yourself down from the edge to minimize the drop. The cars are not particularly tall... well, wide in this case. Of course, you can always use the same rock you climbed earlier; going down will be easier than getting up.
    ((I wouldn't compare California dirt to the dust of No Man's Land. Also, you're watching from above, not from the side. And why are you using Mythbusters as a reference?))
    It'll still be a few minutes before they get within range. As for getting ready for a fight, you've left your rifle in the cargo car.
    A scan of the horizon shows plumes of dust being kicked up. Something's coming in fast.
    ---
    You've got a view of the incoming traffic; and a better view of the surrounding landscape.
     
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  20. Dragonclaw

    Dragonclaw Oxygen Tank

    ((A: I know that. B: Weren't they watching from above? C: BECAUSE MYTHBUSTERS! D: <--- This is going to be a face, isn't it? E: Ok, I'm done with this OOC talk.))

    Aden brings his drone back in and grabs his rifle from the cargo car. Then he gets into the best possible defense position possible.
     

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