Chapter 2: Carnivore Cruise

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  • HoraceHorace BabyGroot

    Florp, you okay?

     
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  • HoraceHorace BabyGroot

    Good plan, Nelly. Lead on!


    Horace falls in behind Nelly, ready to head up the path.
     
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  • The necklace on Paco glows agains and a releases a glowing white cape from the back giving him +2 AC.
  • MittensMittens RabbleRouser,
    Wow, what in the hell! That was wild. Super realistic too. What is going on?

  • HoraceHorace BabyGroot
    Mittens wrote: »
    Wow, what in the hell! That was wild. Super realistic too. What is going on?


    And who are you?

     
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  • MittensMittens RabbleRouser,
    I'm Paco you fool!
  • HoraceHorace BabyGroot
    Mittens wrote: »
    I'm Paco you fool!


    Oh yeah. Too many codenames.

     
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  • Nelly leads you on and before long you find yourselves coming up to a small shack. You hear a small whimpering coming from near the shack. You see a thin, frail older man. He is hunched over.
  • HoraceHorace BabyGroot
    Nelly leads you on and before long you find yourselves coming up to a small shack. You hear a small whimpering coming from near the shack. You see a thin, frail older man. He is hunched over.


    Hello sir, why are you whimpering?

     
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  • The old man is startled. He jumps up and turns around. He has a shovel in his left hand and a burlap sack in the other. His shirt has blood stains.

    He looks at you and relaxes.

    “Oh. Sorry. It’s just Cher passed.”

    He moves aside and you see the body of a dead older dog. It’s a bit bloody.
  • MittensMittens RabbleRouser,
    Um.. was the dog's name Cher? Looks like you killed it!
  • “I wouldn’t hurt a hair on Cher’s head. She was my best friend.”

    “I think the beast got her as best I can tell. Cher was pretty protective. And well I guess the beast can be protective too. “

    “Cher didn’t stand much chance. Figured I’d give her a proper burial. It’s the least I could do.”

    “You guys from around here?”
    Horace
  • SockSock RabbleRouser
    *intensely* The beast must be destroyed.
  • HoraceHorace BabyGroot

    Destroy the beast!

     
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  • Just as you all realize your deep seeded hatred for the beast, Paco hears a snapping of a twig and then a rustle. Then some angry whispering.

    Packs turns towards the sound in the surrounding woods and faces it. Just as he does, you all hear, “Fuck.”

    Then three people come out of the woods reluctantly. But then quickly gain confidence as they approach the group.

    “Monstars,” you hear Nelly whisper.

    “Well, well, well, if it isn’t ‘THE ONES!” The defacto leader of the group says. Making air quotes as he mockingly calls you “The Ones.”

    He is a tall blond haired young man with a bit of a pompadour and a black jacket with a patch and lots of colorful buttons. The name Sam is on his pocket.

    The two behind him spread out a bit. The one to the left is a you man with slick backed black hair and the same jacket as Ronald but with tiger patches all over.

    “What do you think Tony?” Sam says.

    “They don’t look so special to me. What ya say Cap?”

    The third Monstar, a small young woman with a yellow jacket and bright blue dyed hair speaks up.

    “They’re clearly lost. Why don’t you guys scram?”


    The old man backs out of the way.

    “Where the hell are all you guys coming from? I moved here to get away from everyone. If you guys attract any trouble...”
  • HoraceHorace BabyGroot

    That's an awful lot of talk for being so outnumbered. What's your deal?

     
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  • Sam moves forward aggressively but is stopped by Cap’s words.

    “Look, get lost. You’ll fuck everything up. Just like usual.”
  • HoraceHorace BabyGroot

    Like usual? Who do you think we are? Do we know you?

     
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  • JohnnyDollarJohnnyDollar RabbleRouser
    “Oh we know you alright. You’re the ones who wiped an entire settlement off the face of the Earth!” Sam is clenching his fists tight.

    You can tell it is everything he can do not to swing at you. And it looks like he won’t be able to hold out for much longer.

    “Go.” He says between clenched teeth.
  • HoraceHorace BabyGroot

    Nayeth! Nayeth! Bad intel, bad intel there. Bit of a miscommunication?

     
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  • HoraceHorace BabyGroot

    I mean, what settlement are you talking about?

     
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  • JohnnyDollarJohnnyDollar RabbleRouser
    And with that, Sam takes a swing at Paco. Just as he does the energetic cape moves around Paco and blocks Sam’s blow.

    Sam steps back stunned.

    You hear Cap whisper. “Arrived Tech.”

    The Monstars pull out their weapons.
  • HoraceHorace BabyGroot

    Holy shit, fellas. Why are you attacking us? Use your words!

     
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  • HoraceHorace BabyGroot
    Horace streaks forward while firing his hand crossbow. Just as Sam hears the bolt whizzing by his ear, Horace's shortsword is at his neck.

    That was your only warning shot. Drop your weapon now or mine won't miss.

     
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  • JohnnyDollarJohnnyDollar RabbleRouser
    Sam, distracted by the stray bow shot, is surprised by Horace’s rushing in. He freezes with the blade against his skin.

    “HEY, WOAH, WOAH, WOAH!”

    Tony speak up waving his hands as he walks forward.

    “Guys, this all got out of hand quick. We’ve had a rough day is all. Let’s just all relax and put down our weapons.”

    Cap puts hers away as does Tony. Sam drops his to the ground.

    “Great. What do you say guys? No one wants to get hurt here.”

    He looks at your group.
  • HoraceHorace BabyGroot

    Then stop attacking us!

     
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  • "ok let's all settle down and have a cup of tea! What information can you give us about what has been going on?"
    prancier than thou.
  • JohnnyDollarJohnnyDollar RabbleRouser
    Cap speaks up and walks to Sam, pulling him back. He picks up his weapon and holsters it.

    “Look. You’ll have to forgive Sam. His parents lived in the settlement where the bomb went off.”

    She backs up and the others follow suit.

    “Look, we’ll be on our way. We are already running late. I’m sure we will see each other again.”

    “As far as what’s going on around here, all we know is that the Arrived don’t come here.”


    By now they’ve reached the woods and they turn around and are gone.

    You are left with the old man and his dead dog. He looks relieved that no fight broke out.
  • HoraceHorace BabyGroot
    “Look. You’ll have to forgive Sam. His parents lived in the settlement where the bomb went off.”

    Well, shit. That actually was us.

     
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  • HoraceHorace BabyGroot

    Well, not actually us. We didn't do it. We just failed to stop it.

     
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