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Title: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on September 29, 2016, 07:39:05 pm
          And so the beast called Mammon and the king of men did stand before the masters of the void to make his decree, and lo did the masters strike him down. Taking the crown and placing it upon the head of the beast, the masters decreed "Mammon, thou art that which lies in the hearts of all men, thou shalt be king of this world for no man can deny the will of his heart." Man bowed before the beast called Mammon and called him king. In his name they brought upon themselves ruination.
                                                                                                                                              -In Libro De Discordias, 6:13, The Parable of The New King 

It had been five days. Early on the first day, Kent Kamp and a handful of others had been loaded into a large truck and brought to a shelter in the woods. They had been told nothing of what was going on. Even the two men in uniform who had been left behind to watch them seemed to know nothing. Fortunately, one of the other survivors had brought a radio along. for two days they had listened intently for any bit of information, but nothing of substance seemed forthcoming. On the third day, the signal suddenly cut off and all that was left was the eerie silence of radio static. On the fourth day, they discovered the address of a refugee center not far to the north, but the world had become dangerous. On that same day, something large had broken through the tree line across the road and charged, screaming, at the shelter. Those closest the shelter ran back inside and hid in the basement, the rest had either scattered into the woods or died. For a night they waited nervously and prayed as the creature stomped around above them. In the morning, the remaining survivors drew straws to see who would go up and look around. It had been Kent to draw the short straw. Fortunately for him the creature had moved on in the night, taking what remained of the dead with it. On that fifth day, most of the remaining survivors struck out for the refugee center in the north. Kent Kamp and Marlon Ybarra were the only ones left when Kent awoke in the dark of the shelter on the sixth day.

"At least we have shelter."

And so begins the story of the first of this worlds characters.
RULES_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
CONTINUOUS PLAY!
When your turn comes, you create a new character. When you get bored, get killed, or survive an entire year, you pass the save along and the next player creates a new character. If your character is still alive when your next turn comes around, you continue play as that character. If your character is dead, then you create a brand new one. This continues until the succession burns out.

Player to player relations. Due to a limitation with cataclysm DDA, you will not be able to encounter one anothers characters in game. Instead, RP it. Items can be stolen from other players IF they are found.

Cheating. Unless you have a very very good reason, try not to use the debug functions.

Vehicles. Get a GPS unit on that bitch, someone might find it and take a liking to it.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

TURN ORDER!!!
Saltmummy626 - Finished, Dead on day 4. Hid a stash of loot in the woods after dreams were crushed.
Apatheticexcuse - Skipped upon request
Random_Dragon - Finished, Deaded by a Dracolich while on his arcane adventure.
Noctifer - Finished, Claimed by the horde, lived like a professional
Forrest - Skipped upon request
Perigrin - Skipped upon request
Wilson - Skipped upon time up
Blitzkrieg of Butts - Skipped upon time up, partial turn but save was deleted
Apatheticexcuse - CURRENT!
Forrest -
(SIGN UP NOW!!)
Questions? Discussion? Take them over to http://utterlymad.smfnew2.com/last-man-gaming/succession-dda-the-plannening-579/ to hash out the details. Or just ask them here I guess.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on September 29, 2016, 09:37:57 pm
So this is where we're doing the succession game. This can't end well. o3o
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on September 29, 2016, 11:45:35 pm
Ok I didn't notice this. For some reason, this got posted when I accidentally ALT+F4 the browser earlier. Gimme a minute to fix the OP. god damnit.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on September 30, 2016, 12:39:05 am
Glorious. No idea what kinda character and stats we're looking at, but an interesting way to write up the vanilla start.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on September 30, 2016, 02:14:44 am
Glorious. No idea what kinda character and stats we're looking at.
Me neither, since Kent Kamp is my character. You gotta make your own when your turn rolls around. Which reminds me, I forgot to put the rules in the OP. Woops! Gonna fix that now.
Kent is pretty generic though. 9 in each attribute, hardly any skills.

edit: attacked by wolf, almost dead already XD. Giant spiders outside. Halp.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on September 30, 2016, 09:03:21 am
You're on your own, fucko.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on September 30, 2016, 10:19:33 am
I will gladly join this
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on September 30, 2016, 11:35:05 am
Wolves, spiders, and wolf spiders. The bane of all early innawoods survivors.

Moose don't count, because they're the bane of everything.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on September 30, 2016, 05:56:19 pm
Perhaps Kent shouldn't have gone to town to get water. Perhaps he shouldn't have come straight back to the shelter. What's done is done though. The wolves had been more than he could handle, and if it weren't for Marlon, they would have ripped him apart. Kent had done a fine job of avoiding the huge spiders though, except for the dog sized jumping spider that had landed a few feet from him after it's leap had taken it from the tree line. Fortunately for Kent, it had been just as much a surprise to the spider as it had been to him. It had turned towards him and raised it's legs in a defensive stance, lowering it's legs only when Kent had backed away. The things staggering around out in the woods now weren't wolves or giant spiders, but they came in such numbers. "I'm moving on Marlon. Gonna try to get to the refugee center. Want to come with me?" Marlon took another bite of the slice of roasted wolf meat and just stared at Kent. "Why would I want to do that?" Kent scratched his head, We're friends aren't we? Friends have to stick together. Marlon immediately began laughing. Seeing the look on Kents face he stopped and said, "Oh, you're serious?" His laughter only increased after that.

Out front of the shelter now, Kent took a look at his map.
Spoiler (hover to show)
He had marked the location of the center on his map. It wasn't far. Kent figured, a few miles maybe. He could walk that distance in a day.
Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on September 30, 2016, 05:59:42 pm
Oooh, sporting goods store. o3o
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on September 30, 2016, 10:41:17 pm
Oooh, Garage. :v
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on September 30, 2016, 11:35:24 pm
Loot all the things. And hmm. If you do make it a year, save and another character is started...I'm wondering if it'll start up the correct time, or if year 1 magically starts anew.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 01, 2016, 09:03:02 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/wvAsH0S.png)
Something nearby making a droning noise, otherwise the small camp site was peaceful. Kent noticed the motorcycles nearby and made straight for them. A vehicle would be nice. He had set out durin the night, and had somehow managed to avoid something out in the dark field. He had flicked on his flashlight and only saw some kind of police dog. Something was very wrong with it though, so Kent flipped the light back off and ran. The something he had avoided never made it's appearance, but the dog had followed him through the woods for some time until he had finally managed to break it's pursuit. These motorcycles represented a measure of safety for him, ease of movement and the ability to outrun anything he came across. The first bike was too badly damaged to move though. The engine was thrashed, the gas tank had a hole the size of a fist in it, and the battery was outright gone. Turning to the other, he noticed the source of the odd drone. The largest wasp he had ever seen sat watching him carefully from near the other bike. After eying up the other bike, he decided the risk wasn't worth it and staying away from that wasp and it's dagger like stinger would be best.

The trees loomed over him. Negative thoughts pervaded his mind. Thoughts of "what if." What if there was no one at the center? What if this whole thing didn't just blow over? What if came across something like what had killed those guards at the shelter? What if these bites were infected? It was depressing. His spirits lighted a bit when something on the road through the trees caught his eye, and then dropped again when he got a good look at it. It was some kind of military vehicle, and while Kent was no mechanic, it didn't take a mechanic to realize it was thrashed. For one, it looked like it had been worked over with a piece of heavy wrecking equipment. The wheels looked alright, but the damage they had sustained by whatever had wrecked it was extensive. There was no harm in trying though. Looking over the cab of the truck was like looking at the outside. It was a mess. To his surprise though, the keys were still in the ignition. To further his surprise, the truck actually started when he turned them. The controls weren't too complicated, but the fuel gauge worried him a bit. Once the truck was moving, he saw why.
(http://i.imgur.com/rr6euix.png)
The truck was hemorrhaging fuel. Hopefully, it would be enough to get him to the center.

((An idea is forming, I'm not sure how to write it, but I'll do that while playing.))
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 02, 2016, 03:04:01 am
DOUBLE POST! AWAAAAAAY!

The refugee center was packed with people. A small horde of people, too close together and sick of waiting for something horrible to happen. You could see the fear on their faces. Kent approached the professional women behind the bullet proof window. "Good morning sir, what can I help you with?" It was clear she wasn't getting enough sleep. "I uh... I'm actually new here." Her hand shot up and she closed her eyes. "No. We don't have room for anymore. If you have supplies, we could really use them, but we just don't have the means to keep any more people here." She wiped her face with her hand. "I'm sorry. Listen, it's like a said. We don't have any space. Even before we lost the back bay, we were still overcrowded." Kent wanted to ask about the back bay, but didn't. "Is there anything I can get for the center then?" he had an urge to help out. There must be something he can do. "Jerky." She said, "Jerky, Flour, canned food. Anything that doesn't spoil would be great. We'll take building supplies too, if you can find any." A tall order, a desperate order. "What happened out there?" He asked, and she told him.

Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 02, 2016, 04:15:12 am
Oooh, this gonna be good. o3o

Already getting rough ideas for how to handle the turn. I wonder, should I do a proper Seeker of the Arcane start and get properly in-character...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 02, 2016, 06:09:40 am
Oooh, this gonna be good. o3o

Already getting rough ideas for how to handle the turn. I wonder, should I do a proper Seeker of the Arcane start and get properly in-character...

Go for the proper. Good stuffs.
A thing I am realizing is that doing play by play style posts like for DF games is not viable, because cataclysm has long stretches of not excitement. Fun stuff, but not exciting or interesting to read. "and then I opened the can of tuna. and then I crafted forty makeshift lockpicks. and then I killed a zambi... again." Cataclysm succession is a true test of ones ability to write and be entertaining. So, I'm going to do a bit of a time jump with the writing. I think I left off on a good enough cliff hanger to do that. I will post my next update when I hit summer.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Forrest on October 02, 2016, 06:23:36 am
I'm not entirely sure how to handle my turn.

I think starting later in the Cataclysm, such as the winter or summer starts, would be viable. I am a fan of the Naturalist occupation in theory. Wanderer on steroids.

And I think I've got a rough idea of how to handle writing entertainingly while still keeping true to the narrative. Hopefully. Expect my character to get drunk and high a lot, without any real tangible reasons sometimes. Same for consuming/creating morale-boosting foods and drinks when there're better, more nutritious ones available, and other such things I could see someone actually doing.

I mean, would you roast some fox intestines over a small ethanol powered stove with a bone skewer, or would you eat some fucking marshmallows and cookies? If you've got a good amount of water collected in gallon jugs thanks to the NEVERENDING FUCKING RAIN, would you worry about what a few swigs of gin or rum would do to your hydration? Roleplay, man, roleplay.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 02, 2016, 03:16:54 pm
Might be a nuisance to roleplay out, yeah. But if I pick Seeker of the Arcane, there's good odds that there'll be a horrible death. o3o

And hell, I'm thinking I'll start by straying from my usual array of must-have traits.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 02, 2016, 03:22:37 pm
Since resources are going to be low I am going the wilderness route with the Bionic Sniper; just having a hard time balancing it out. The cities will really be hardly worth it for me with the dead in there and little loot amplified with other people competing for resources. Its military bases and labs for me baby!
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Perigrin on October 02, 2016, 04:10:50 pm
I will bring back Leroy, the mutant little shit.
Basically a character i made who broke the game and managed to achieve 3 mutation threshholds.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 02, 2016, 04:12:40 pm
I will bring back Leroy, the mutant little shit.
Basically a character i made who broke the game and managed to achieve 3 mutation threshholds.
How the fuck?!
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 02, 2016, 04:14:18 pm
We need Flame to get his ass over here and become Utterly Marloss Madman.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 02, 2016, 04:18:58 pm
We need Flame to get his ass over here and become Utterly Marloss Madman.
He would rekt the map for us!
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 02, 2016, 04:25:02 pm
True, fungal monsters are heresy. ;w;
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 02, 2016, 04:32:13 pm
Meh, I have gone mycus once before so its alright.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 02, 2016, 04:55:10 pm
I have too. Hell, I wrote that derpy "we are the Mycus" forum thread providing a rough guide to becoming one.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 02, 2016, 04:57:34 pm
I have too. Hell, I wrote that derpy "we are the Mycus" forum thread providing a rough guide to becoming one.
Yeah, I remember that now! That is what I used to go ghost mycus.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Forrest on October 02, 2016, 05:18:41 pm
Think I'll mostly be a wilderness survivor, foraging from bushes and shooting/bludgeoning the occasional coyote or cougar. I'll probably supplement with quick get-in, get-out raids on houses and liquor shops near the edges of cities. Maybe the occasional mansion.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 02, 2016, 05:20:32 pm
Think I'll mostly be a wilderness survivor, foraging from bushes and shooting/bludgeoning the occasional coyote or cougar. I'll probably supplement with quick get-in, get-out raids on houses and liquor shops near the edges of cities. Maybe the occasional mansion.
I you find a very well built wilderness camp, STAY AWAY!!!
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 02, 2016, 05:27:07 pm
Think I'll mostly be a wilderness survivor, foraging from bushes and shooting/bludgeoning the occasional coyote or cougar. I'll probably supplement with quick get-in, get-out raids on houses and liquor shops near the edges of cities. Maybe the occasional mansion.
I you find a very well built wilderness camp, STAY AWAY!!!

But we don't have your encampment mod enabled, do we? ;w;

However, if you find a strange grove, same advice applies.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Forrest on October 02, 2016, 05:29:45 pm
Think I'll mostly be a wilderness survivor, foraging from bushes and shooting/bludgeoning the occasional coyote or cougar. I'll probably supplement with quick get-in, get-out raids on houses and liquor shops near the edges of cities. Maybe the occasional mansion.
I you find a very well built wilderness camp, STAY AWAY!!!
Eh, probably wouldn't even if encampments were enabled. I'll only go for gas stations, campsites, roadside foodcarts, LMOEs, and the like when it comes to the wilderness.

AND NAW FUCK STRANGE GROVES
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 02, 2016, 05:30:17 pm
But we don't have your encampment mod enabled, do we? ;w;
Not what I meant and no it is not enabled I will be making mini camps to live in and leave only when food is low.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 02, 2016, 05:33:45 pm
AND NAW FUCK STRANGE GROVES

I really should've given them a tad more loot. ;w;
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Forrest on October 02, 2016, 05:34:19 pm
Ohhh, did you mean like, if I find your base?

*loads all the weapons and food into his shopping cart, lights a stick of dynamite in the center*

Naw but in all seriousness I don't think I'll be taking from bases of other participants much at all. I mean, I'll peruse through the place, and might help myself to a bit of somethin' somethin', but I'd probably leave something else in return at a later date.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 02, 2016, 05:39:19 pm
Ohhh, did you mean like, if I find your bases?...
FITFY

I will be more of a nomad and might settle down in a military base or something, those mini camps are more of supply hunting points.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 02, 2016, 05:39:59 pm
Eviiil. D:

Clearly I will need to make ALL the traps.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 02, 2016, 06:06:43 pm
THE PLAN (for me anyway)
Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 02, 2016, 06:15:26 pm
Very much weird. Have at it. o3o
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 02, 2016, 06:25:49 pm
alright I will.

EDIT: Ok, the plan might be out the window. A small horde showed up, forced its way through the boarded windows and.... NPC heads started exploding. All over the place. All of them. It seems this experimental version is seeing a return of the notorious "head explosion" bug.

EDIT EDIT: I think it's related to the distinct gun magazines. Under normal circumstances, an NPC fires it's gun until the magazine is empty or the zombie is dead. If they empty the magazine, they simply reload the gun with no problem. If they kill the zombie before the magazine is empty though, they attempt to reload but can't for some reason. So, they drop their gun and continue attempting to reload at which point the anti-error-loop measure kicks in and what you are left with is a shower of blood, brain, skull fragments, and a headless NPC. The only NPC's not effected are the ones armed with melee weapons, or guns that don't use a removable magazine such as shotguns or revolvers. or the ones using bows/crossbows.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 02, 2016, 07:23:10 pm
Sweet zombie Jesus why. You borked it. D:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 02, 2016, 07:24:12 pm
see above second edit. I didn't break it.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 02, 2016, 07:25:39 pm
Hmm. How old a build is this?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 02, 2016, 07:31:56 pm
experimental 5583. I downloaded it maybe... two days before starting this?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 02, 2016, 07:35:18 pm
Hmm. That's not too old, yeah. ;w;
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 02, 2016, 07:49:01 pm
Aaaaand deaded. It's been awhile since I've had such a short lived character. Just... wow. gimme a minute to get everything set and have a short write up. It's also the first time I've had the game over screen say anything other than "You are forgotten among he millions lost in the cataclysm." It said something about the refugee center falling to the cataclysm and the traders there dispersing only to be destroyed by marauders.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 02, 2016, 08:01:28 pm
Yep, they give epilogues based on your quests and such. Now to pester Apathetic to take a turn.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 02, 2016, 08:36:03 pm
Ok, here it is.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9m627mcokmcgxes/utterlycataclysm.zip?dl=0

The crate was built and sealed. Someone would come by eventually, they would find his body perhaps. They would also find this crate. Hopefully, it would serve as a boon to whoever found it. The world seemed so dark, and all he had wanted was to help create a bastion where survivors could congregate in relative safety. This new world had conspired against him though. He'd helped clear out the small office complex near the refugee center, he'd even secured the office tower for the survivors. There was no reason life had to be hard except every reason it seemed. The evening they burned the pile of bodies, a scout came in reporting a large movement of a massive horde of the living dead. They swept through the refugee center and Kent Kamps hopes like a wave. He'd escaped to the north, but as he fled something else watched him. The wolf. He began cutting down trees and making boards in some last ditch effort to make some kind of a safe haven, and then the silent wolf attacked. His axe had made short enough work of it but the wolf had done for him as well. Lying against this crate, his last effort to aid humanity in some way, Kent waited for his lifes blood to finish it's unavoidable evacuation from his body. Somewhere nearby in the darkness, a moose called. Listening to it, Kent closed his eyes for the last time.

((As you can guess, a wolf mauled my character while I was doing some things. It nearly killed me and left me with a ":" of health in my characters head after I managed to stop the bleeding. I was killed in the dark by a moose. As you may have also gathered though, I built a crate and filled it to bursting with useful stuff I had collected. If you find it, it's yours. There are books and tools. All the tools you need to start a base in fact, except for a hacksaw and welder. There is also a highly desirable copy of the "DIY compendium" in the crate. Get out there and find that shit. I WILL NOW CALL UPON THE APA!))
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Perigrin on October 02, 2016, 11:04:14 pm
Welp, that was suitably dramatic.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 02, 2016, 11:05:45 pm
The moose tolls the bell, and it tolls for thee. D:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Forrest on October 03, 2016, 12:57:40 am
Now that I'm really thinking about it, I might just take one of the starting classes that gives me a gun, a melee weapon, and some skills, and then add survival skills onto that.

Because Wanderers (and I believe Naturalists?) start with crossbows, but last I checked, it usually takes about two shots to kill a wolf. Let's not even get into moose or bears. So I think starting with a good gun and a good weapon would be helpful in taking out a wolf pack or a rampaging larger predator as opposed to a crossbow. And the melee weapon and skills would especially help for town raids. Plus the two or so levels in survival for effective foraging.

Are we on dynamic or static? And are there hordes on?
EDIT: Read the world details, questions answered.

EDIT EDIT: Gonna make my own world with the specifications of this one and try my hand at various scenarios.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 03, 2016, 03:56:08 am
Ok, apathetic isn't ready. Buuuuut Mr. "Random_Archdragon, lord of the dark krater and sorcerer of the fourth ring" seems raring to go. SO! It is now randoms turn. PMing him the link.

JUST SO YOU KNOW! I did the thing and packaged a copy of cataclysm, sans save, in the zip file. When you are ready, simply copy the save into the cata save folder.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 03, 2016, 12:35:59 pm
Ack. Was asleep apparently, grabbing the thing now. Will have to be out and about in a moment anyway though, but can start it up at least.

EDIT: First thing I see is that someone apparently picked Heresy Version. Who even uses the ASCII-only builds anymore? D:

EDIT 2: Also, I think you borked it. The "save" folder included alongside the game folder is literally just a memorial file.

EDIT 3: Save folder inside the game itself is the right one. Having to grab the oldest tiles build I can get my hands on, port the save (and memorial, and graveyard) folders over, then I'm gonna have to start when I can get a chance later today, getting dragged out sooner than expected.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 03, 2016, 02:53:26 pm
Double-posting because eh, why not.

Screenshot:
Spoiler (hover to show)



Had it really been over a year? By countless gods, we prevailed for so long. From many disparate faiths, we cast aside our schisms and petty quarrels, to fight back against what we thought was the End of All.

But we were blind. Chasing cultists and heretics while all we held dear crumbled away. We slew the wicked, fought the monsters, but the world we left behind needed no such dark powers to destroy itself.

And when the last bastion was destroyed from within, I had nowhere to go. The sanctum was compromised, and the modern world I renounced almost a decade ago fared even worse. I lost track of my comrades in arms, and found precious few survivors in this new world. And fewer still I could trust.

But I hold hope. Though the dead arise and demand recompense from the living, and though I know little of whatever strange forces caused all of this, I know of unfinished work. In the grand scheme of things, otherworldly gods and blood cultists almost seem trivial now.

But I do what I can, so long as the Sun shines upon the Earth. If it prevents one more horror from destroying the world, then may the gods smile upon me.

Screenshot:
Spoiler (hover to show)

The structure we approached filled me with a sense of dread. A massive crater that had blasted the forest around it to ashes, and hovering above it was some strange temple. I knew of the cult that once maintained it, and of strained relations between my brethren and theirs. But it never reached the point of outright conflict like our pursuit of The Sanguine Order.

I had but one ally from the "blind" world, a survivor by the name of Kristin. I'm not sure how she survived so long, emboldened by the spirits to advance towards the flimsy stairway leading into the abandoned temple.

Screenshot:
Spoiler (hover to show)

I scrambled to help her, even as she seemed to turn back, finally taking stock of the situation. She didn't even bring a weapon, and I had only my trusty hammer. As I saw strange unfathomable things swarming her, only a few vaguely recognizable as humanoid, I turn and ran like a coward, my initial attempt to save her only earning me several searing gashes over my arm, and what felt like a cracked rib.

When I made it into the treeline, I managed to catch my breath for but a moment, and tend to my wounds as best as I could. The last of the purified essence withered away as I channeled the power of the cloak I wore, and I felt a jolt of pain course through my body, not that it was much worse than the injuries I took in that brief scuffle. I felt a bit less faint from blood loss, but the largest of my wounds wasn't any less bloody.

They're still following me. Even with the bleeding stopped, I can't handle them in a straight fight. I need to put some distance between mysel and them, then think up a plan.



Also amusing, there's a fucking island temple nearby too.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Forrest on October 03, 2016, 03:14:51 pm
Awesome, dude. I like the roleplay elements.

And I actually only use ASCII builds ;-;
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 03, 2016, 03:29:42 pm
Just use the tiles build and set it to ASCII mode. Or at least do that if you intend to make someone else play your save. ;-;



Finally lost the homunculi. Disgusting things, vaguely humanoid yet an overt mockery of anything of this world. I'm starting to realize I took on this holy mission with very little in the way of preparation or supplies. I'm going to need something to hold water in, fire, and a knife. I think Kristin had some supplies, but that's a moot point now.

And on top of all that, a bear attacked me. Not as severe a threat as those...things, so if I had the means to butcher it I'd at least have food. Farther south are more monsters, but they don't seem to be part of the group infesting the crater. Odd.

I need some form of cordage to safely hold any sort of decent makeshift knife. I finally made it to the wetlands near the river, only to nearly get killed by one of those acid-spitting revenants. No matter, at least it has some clothes I can salvage for material. If I can...



What is this catch-22 horseshit? To make a cutting tool, I need rags or thread. But all accessible means to do so require a cutting quality.

EDIT: AND WHAT IS THIS BUTTFUCKERY? I need this short rope unfucked pronto to make a knife, but...

(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz27/Chaosvolt/Utterly%20DDA%201/4_zpseqhf7t69.png)

EDIT 2: Debugged for 6 small strings. Apparently there is a bug affected ropes for some dumb reason.



Ventured towards the road. Seems clear, and there's a broken-down car nearby. Think I can strip down some of the upholstry to properly wrap a cutting tool.

Eventually I had a crude knife, a fire drill, and a makeshift waterskin. I'm freezing half to death though, but I'm clinging to life better than I was yesterday.

Finally got a camp set up by the road, safely away from the gods-forsaken temple. I will avenge the fallen, soon. I wonder why I keep occasionally encountering the undead out here, but I assume they are wanderers, adrift in the absence of prey in the cities. Or perhaps they dispersed in pursuit of wildlife and survivors.

No matter. I feel bad about stripping the bodies and using their clothes to keep from freezing to death, but I hope that giving their spirits peace is penace enough.

(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz27/Chaosvolt/Utterly%20DDA%201/5_zpsqe7cois4.png)

Now it's just a matter of resting up, letting these wounds mend. I spent the afternoon of the third day reading the book of our order. Much of the teachings within are beyond my understanding, but I renew my resolve, and learn what I can until nightfall.



EDIT: This version seems to have a weird bug with recipes. Sometimes lets me try to make something I lack components for, only for it to error at me. Should I see if the latest version is unfucked?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 03, 2016, 07:26:00 pm
EDIT: This version seems to have a weird bug with recipes. Sometimes lets me try to make something I lack components for, only for it to error at me. Should I see if the latest version is unfucked?

If you so desire. I encountered that bug myself, it usually occurs when you have all the ingredients, but one or more of them are suddenly grabbed, destroyed, or moved outside the craft range before you can complete the crafting. I found it was fairly common when trying to make things out of wood when the only source of sticks/2x4s was the ones in your fire. Or meat on the verge of rotting suddenly decaying in the middle of crafting.

EDIT: First thing I see is that someone apparently picked Heresy Version. Who even uses the ASCII-only builds anymore? D:
I could say the same about you, tiles using heretic. Either way though, the animations don't function for me in the tiles version.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 03, 2016, 07:31:52 pm
That is weird, because all I was doing was using rags, and none of them were on fire. No matter, I'll stick with the current version I grabbed.



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Finally healed up, it's been...if I recall, five days since the spring equinox? Far as I'm concerned, fifth day of my attempt to stop running, stop scavenging, and actually do something useful.

My first target is the clearing west of the cursed structure. I can see some form of imp wandering the area, along with the chitinous monster I had a brief scuffle with. The imp was chasing after a wild moose it seemed, while the abominable thing was easily chased down and crushed. Now I witnessed it, grasped the lingering life force of this hideous thing. I am reminded of my mission, and that this otherworldly power represents everything we have fought against.

The others of my order believe these motes of essence are fragmented pieces of these monsters souls, unable to pass on due to being trapped in our world. Not only is it dangerous to use this as a source of power, it is disrespectful to the dead, alien in nature as these beings may be. The ritual thus not only renders it harmless, but is meant to pacify their lingering spirit.

I'm not sure what the consecrated energy left behind is meant to be, though. I vaguely recall the teachings mentioning that the power that drew them here is in some way involved. All that matters is this remaining energy is a necessary evil.

There are other bodies scattered about the clearing. Possibly those who strayed too close to the impact crater. I meditate once more, before continuing my advance.

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On the wind I hear chanting. Strange sounds, voices. I visited one of these cultist enclaves before, when our orders were on friendlier terms. Their chants and hymns did not sound so unnerving. Have they changed, corrupted by their pursuit of an otherworldly god? Or is something else at work here?

The flying...tentacle things are overtly the greatest outside threat. Fast and hard to kill, if I recall. I decide to wait until nightfall to begin an attack.

First I see the visage of a strange floating eye, engulfed in foxfire that lit up its surroundings. Meeting its gaze was sickening, but the light it gave off made it my first target. That it seemed to see me even in the dead of night was further reason to target it first.

But stepping into the light attracted attention. A few shuffling forms, mere revenents. These weren't the common undead I've seen wandering near the roads though. They wore robes and other apparel marking them as servants of the Veiled God, or whatever the ones attending the floating temple were called. In my earlier panic, I did not get a good luck at them, and did not see that they had evidently succumbed to some calamity. But that means the source of the wicked hymns is no living being.

I finally reached the crater, where I found the body of my companion. I feel terrible for taking these supplies from her, but I must. But these flying monsters were soon enough upon me again, and in disgrace I am forced to retreat a second time.

More revenants meander along the road, a morbid source of clothing to salvage. I have managed to repair and reinforce most of my gear, but my gilded aegis is in bad condition. Not confident of my ability to repair this, so my best option may be to simply stash it for now, to not risk further damage. To go into battle without the ability to mend wounds is bad, but losing it permanently is worse.

Instead, I have a plan. The golden scales of this cloak, while better than nothing, aren't really ideal as armor. They're more of a symbol, overtly declaring who we are. I need to figure out how to make proper armor, to match the helm I wear, the gauntlets and boots as well. I managed to make a simple padded leather manica to protect my arms, but that is only part of my plan. Until then, I cover myself with a simple coat, providing more pockets as well.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on October 04, 2016, 01:11:40 pm
Because Random apparently doesn't want to double post, have a useless post.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 04, 2016, 02:30:40 pm
And at last, the busywork of procuring armor is out of the way.



(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz27/Chaosvolt/Utterly%20DDA%201/8_zps1oucle3b.png)

It's almost been two weeks since my first ill-fated assault on the crater. I've spent the time preparing myself, gathering supplies, fending out the occasional roaming undead. In doing so, I now have adequate armor. At least, better than what I went into battle with.

I've also passed the time studying The Cleansing Flame further. I feel I will be better prepared now. Tomorrow will be the 13th day of my quest. I shall spend the remainder of today purifying the energy I've gathered during my second attack on the structure, then I shall attack after a night's rest.

May the gods guide me.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 04, 2016, 04:09:48 pm
Is called a bump bish. BUMP YU SHET! Good work though, you aren't as poor at RP/creative writing as you let on.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 04, 2016, 04:20:11 pm
Eh. I still think up some rather derpy things at times. And yes, boop the snoot thread.



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As I spend the evening purifying the essence, I ponder my studies. I remember the rituals needed to consecrate unholy artifacts, and wonder whether my understanding of the arcane is enough to cleanse this world of any dangerous items I might find within. At a bare minimum, removing temptation to wield such weapons would be a wise idea.

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I also ponder my weapon of choice. With my cloak too damaged, this is the only other use I have for the purified essence. But to use it is a double-edged sword, at least without a holy mask to guard my eyes. For now, it is only good as a weapon, and as a symbol of my mission. I recall little of the inscription on the decoration, Latin was never my strong suit.

But I recall firmly the incantation I must use if I need to activate its defensive purpose.

But now, the morning comes. Day 13, and only two of those flying monsters remain in my way.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 04, 2016, 04:39:51 pm
THIS POST IS THE FORUM EQUIVALENT OF A SEPARATOR IN A BINDER. LOOK, IT EVEN HAS A CRUDE SKETCH OF THE SLAYER LOGO AND A DICK DRAWN ON IT.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 04, 2016, 04:53:13 pm
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I sound the incantation, and a brilliant bright light overtakes me. The ringing in my ears and white light drown out everything, but as I land a blow on the creature, it becomes readily clear that the flash had just as much an effect on the monster. Soon enough I'm the one on the offensive, as this time its tendrils can do little against the leather armor I wear.

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Even then it was hard-fought, but soon enough the wicked thing evaporated, sent back to whatever hells it emerged from. I'm not sure I can handle the next one in the area. Instead I sneak along to the higher level, in the hopes that I can gain respite there.

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First thing I find is some meager scrap of paper, some note evidently left behind during whatever calamity caused this. I suppose this further confirms what I saw in my travels, before I tried to assail this place. Obvious even to these heretics. No matter. I made my way across the winding path, knowing that this middle level was some object lesson about the easy path being the hardest. Some excuse to booby-trap the shortest walkways.

I ventured upwards and found to my surprise, the area seemed to be empty. I did find a strange sword, black with red markings on it. I realized at once these were emblems of The Sanguine Order. Some conflict between them? I know nearby is one of their accursed sites.

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It was on the other end of the walkway I found signs of the cultists. One of them seemed to have been their leader, evidently killed by one of the monsters lingering in the area.



...how'd this chucklefuck get out of his room? And how'd he die?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Forrest on October 04, 2016, 04:58:23 pm
Holy shit, the archon's dead? Well, that makes things moderately easier. I normally just peek the doors open and throw explosives in there, then shut it again until he dies.

I actually don't know how tough he is in a fair fight, I've always been too cautious about my late-game survivors to risk taking him on.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 04, 2016, 08:03:36 pm
If you have at least one speed trait, he's trivial to kill. Less chance of stunlock from lightning. There's a dead mi-go next to him too, so fucked irf I know what the deal is. He's in cultist faction, so they shouldn't be fighting. D:



I returned to camp, free to further the basic work of survival and examine what all I've found raiding the floating temple. The priest it seemed was wielding one of their lightning weapons, a golden emblem with 3 prongs. As for the sword, I can't help but get a bad feeling just being near it. Whereas that golden weapon was easily destroyed, the sword seems to be beyond my ability.

I'm also worried about this sword possibly falling into the wrong hands. My little makeshift campsite is rather exposed. In addition to securing food, I might work on fortifying it to some extent, enough to hinder intruders to a degree. Being near the road has given me the benefit of seeing roaming revenants before they get too close, but might expose me if any survivors travel this way.

For now though, I sought to follow the road, and confirming my suspisions, I see the edge of a town not that far west of the river. I could use supplies, tools, and information. Even in the time before I initiated my quest, I never strayed too close to the towns, and we mainly just followed the rivers. It's how I knew to retrace my steps and find the crater.

The city is large, infested with revenants and even a few monsters. As such, I stick to the edge of the town, using the houses to my advantage. Even then there are a few stragglers, along with a small group of peculair undead, enveloped in living shadows.

Ultimately, my brief incursion into the edge of town yields a few useful materials, but not much. Narrowly evaded some form of flying drone that seemed to be attracted by an alarm I set off during one of my intrusions, but that proved helpful for distracting the few undead that followed me.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 04, 2016, 09:23:35 pm
I intend now to build adequate shelter, not a crude little pine construction. But first I made another venture into town, to scavenge addition supplies, tools, maybe even containers.

In the process I found, to my horror, a house seemingly grown over entirely by paper-like material, the street near it littered with the mangled bodies of revenants. And the cause? Multiple massive wasps, buzzing angrily around the area. I'd taken care to avoid individual instances of these corrupted creatures, but this nest is dangerously close to one of my intended targets.

I strayed deeper into the streets than I wanted to, but anything to avoid these things. They're rather adept at killing the undead, I doubt I'd have an easy time if they ganged up on me. Not to mention, I feel bad for these things, terrifying as they are. They are clearly mundane creatures of this world, warped by whatever perverse power caused all this. They do nothing more than what they would in their normal form.

But as with any animal, I will slay them if I have no choice, or if supplies are such that hunting becomes necessary.

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As I feared, it isn't some corrupted insect I need fear. Some monstrous revenant followed me out of town, gaining on me rapidly. It seemed to be all aglow, body partly mechanical in nature. And this was confirmed in the jolt it struck me with when it closed in, nearly flooring me from pain.

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Actually killing it was easier than I expected, but for a moment panic bested me. I assume the monster was wounded in clashes with chitinous things, be they mutant or otherworldly. I found myself examining the creature more closely, its body a wreck of advanced technology melded with a corrupted, inhumanly muscular body.

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I normally do the minimum needed to give the revenant eternal peace, in both body and soul. But in this case I attempted to cut away the machinery, perhaps fearing modern science could animate a body too damaged for these dark powers to control. I feel disgusting for butchering something once human, finding at least one component seemed reasonably intact.

The remaining pieces were merely short-circuited pieces of junk, and good riddance. I decided the lone intact device would serve as a morbid trophy.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 05, 2016, 05:36:16 am
Hnnng, must I triple post? Triple the forum heresy. Editing to world settings to set season length to 14 makes this feel a lot less daunting, but I can tweak it back to 30 after however this ends.



It is late into summer, and I have largely just been tending to my camp and further securing supplies. I've secured some books to read and study as well, but something else troubles me. I have been reluctant to track down the blood mages, but I know they have a hideout close to the floating temple. If I intend to solve the mystery of that strange sword, I need to track them down.

If I'm lucky, it'll also be good to get out of this heat. I've no comfortable substitute for my current gear.

Soon though, I'm in sight of what appears to be the place. Bordering more sweltering swamps, a lone oasis blighted by their temple built in the center of it. And lingering in the area, more assorted inhuman things. Once again, only the flying monstrosity is a major concern.

I stand corrected. That human mimicry put up a good fight, and the area overall seems to be extremely hectic. There is an immense cacophony of violence going on from deeper inside the structure, and these monsters are hazard enough as it is. But I have one advantage I lacked last time I clashed with the flying monsters.

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My studies of our order's tome led me to understand some of our rituals. Enough to work a mask into the image of the divine, and grant it the power of sight beyond sight. The blast of my hammer still rings in my ears, but the mask's power wards my sight, and I can see to press the advantage. Each time the flash staggers and disorients this monster, preventing it from playing hit-and-run.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Forrest on October 05, 2016, 05:38:54 am
Go, Random_Paladin, defeat the sacrilegists!
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 05, 2016, 02:53:09 pm
And I return from sleeping until 1 AM.

Flying polyps are nasty motherfuckers. They don't fight fair. So don't fight fair with them. The real trouble here's gonna be the surprise waiting at the bottom. Unless it can be stunned too, we'll see.



One monster down, at least one more to go. One of the animated blood mages was carrying a tome, that I recognized as an alchemical text, one of few books our order approved. And soon enough, the next airborne horror is put down, the creature apparently having taken down some sort of mutated slug with it.

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I'm hoping that's the last of these pests. That said, I'm starting to get a feel for the pattern needed to kill them safely. Keep the pressure up, recharge the hammer after each blast, hit it twice, blast it again...

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Gods above and below, you can't be serious! Once again I'm forced into retreat, though at least this time my pursuer is left dazed, granting me a considerable head start.

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As I finally get a moment to catch my breath, I start to become more aware of the pain, and the severity of my injuries. Whether through being caught up in a berserker rage, sheer adrenaline, or divine guidance, I'm amazed I managed to kill three of those things, and one of those homonculi, without falling apart at the seams. I need to head back to camp, mend my torn clothes, heal up, and break down every mote of essence obtained in the battle.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 05, 2016, 04:53:40 pm
Aaaand ded. Game plus save will go here when the damn thing finishes uploading.

* World option has been changed to 14-day seasons. You can freely edit that if you desire longer.
* If you switch to a different version, remember to copy over the graveyard and memorial folders, not just the save and Mining Mod.
* If you find a lone car west of a river marked on the GPS, following the road east and north will have you pass by the camp. Sword's in the pine lean-to.
* Fun shit is farther southeast of the camp. Floating temple's cleared out, but beyond that is the island temple.



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And to make things worse, two developments. One, I realize when nearing my camp that I completely forgot about the stolen shopping cart I resorted to carrying tools in. Two, it isn't long before I see signs of a survivor following the river, just as I did with Kristin. If they're friendly, then this is a boon to my quest. But I'm no condition to fight if things turn ugly.

Worse, my camp is only partly set up to deter intruders. Thankfully it seems that they have yet to stray near the road, and I am free to purify essence to make use of my cloak. Bad as these injuries are, I don't want to risk being attacked while trying to merely sleep it off.

With the morning arriving, I'm surprised I wasn't bothered in my sleep, and everything still seems to be in place. There's only a dull ache where I presumably broke a rib or two, or perhaps lingering soreness from the gilded aegis forcibly setting and mending fractures.

I decide to approach them, cautiously. And without my weapon at the ready. I hope this won't prove foolish, but I suspect appearing armed will provoke them. Not to mention, the hammer is my only outward sign of being a member of the Cleansing Flame. I do ensure the hammer is charged with energy, so I can at least stun them if needed.

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Mercifully, they seem to be a desperate traveler, seemingly the only survivor of a pair. While it seemed her companion was picked off by...something, rather than killed in a foolhardy charge like the one Kristin and I made, we still share circumstances.

It soon became apparent that she was traveling north, and that the beast that pursued her was likely to my south. As I reached the road to hunt this thing down, I realized to my horror that it seemed to be shambling out of the treeline, just south of my camp. If I hadn't been bold enough to confront this survivor, I likely would've been caught completely off-guard.

But as with the flying monsters, the hue and cry of my hammer staggers it all the same. This thing appears as Legion made manifest, but I have witnessed worse.

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The beast falls before me, though it took all but one of the purified essence I had left after healing my wounds last night. I found her again and told of the beast I slew. Even if this thing seems unrelated to my mission, I few like I'm actually doing this world some good, for the first time in years.

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While I feel like a bold-faced liar saying I can protect someone, given what happened last time, having someone to watch my back might be desirable.

I led her back to my camp, thankfully she seems to know little of the alchemy book I left there, and the sword is hidden in the old lean-to I build the camp around. Decided we need to make a second place to rest, easily handled by gathering boughs of pine.

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Eventually I decide to ask her a bit about herself, and it became apparent that she vaguely recognized the markings on the hammer I carried. Seems she does in fact know a bit about the arcane, but where she learned it I'm unsure. No apparent connection to my order, to the Keepers of the Oath, nor to the Sanguine Order. Possibly an alchemist or scribe's apprentice. I will have to keep a close eye on her given the item I guard, but her reaction to my being a member of the Cleansing Flame suggests she's trustworthy.

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With the camp a bit more livable for two people, I decided to ask her about the additional quests she was considering. This seems rather crude, mundane work for a mage-hunter, but should be trivial to handle.

However, I would like to retrieve my cart as well, as I just realized that I left my book in there, in addition to essential tools. I awaken rather early in the morning, letting my still tired ally know only that I'll be back soon, and that she can keep resting. I ventured forth to the odd little oasis, to retrieve my cart and to scout the area out while I still had the cover of darkness.

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Even in the darkness, I could see something horrifying had made a complete mess of the place. Something massive was clawing at the battered doors, vaguely resembling a dragon. But from the stench of death and the way it moved, I suspect the monster has fallen prey to the same curse afflicting the revenants haunting this structure.

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A note as well, some sign of my brethren having visited this place? This bodes unwell. I prepare myself for battle...

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Though the Sun shall shine upon the Earth, many shall never see the dawn again. As the dead rise and hunger for the living, and horrors from beyond spread over all the land, both magic and technology struggle to turn the tide.

Though hope remains, one more falls to the horrors of a new era, leaving an unfinished mission. A wicked blade lies hidden only by a scant few boughs of pine, and winged death lurks in a ruined temple. For now, the Cleansing Flame is extinguished.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 05, 2016, 05:03:45 pm
So I am to assume it is my turn now?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 06, 2016, 12:59:52 am
...five years later, upload failed. Hnnng. Fuck it, I'm gonna be out and about tomorrow, so I can dropbox it when I get some wifi instead of this potato net.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 06, 2016, 01:22:23 pm
Well, this time I try dropboxing it again since I have time before I need to head out, and it worked in a reasonable period of time. Game plus save is here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/89427928/Utterly%20Cata.zip (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/89427928/Utterly%20Cata.zip)

As before, reminders:

* World option has been changed to 14-day seasons. You can freely edit that if you desire longer.
* If you switch to a different version, remember to copy over the graveyard and memorial folders, not just the save and Mining Mod.
* If you find a lone car west of a river marked on the GPS, following the road east and north will have you pass by the camp. Sword's in the pine lean-to.
* Fun shit is farther southeast of the camp. Floating temple's cleared out, but beyond that is the island temple.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 06, 2016, 02:26:11 pm
Time to set it up then.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 06, 2016, 02:33:28 pm
At last. o3o
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 06, 2016, 06:49:34 pm
PoV:
Bionic Sniper - Alexis Nightstalker.

Backstory:
Alexis had always been interested in both long range rifle shooting and outdoors camping so naturally that passion and the skills she had acquire were put to good use as an army sniper. In terms of physical and intellectual ability she was nothing special but had lower than average eyesight and perception requiring corrective bifocal glasses skills this prevented her from qualifying to become a scout sniper. She was ready to give up when the opportunity of a lifetime showed itself, she was eligible for experimental augmentation on a then top secret project to created efficient soldiers. She accepted and emerged a with, among other things,  her eyesight of everyone else plus the ability of that of binoculars without the aid of her corrective glasses. Thanks to this she qualified all tests and was soon after deployed to the field. She later proved to be an exemplary asset to the united states armed forces.

Prologue:
Alexis had just arrived from a rather difficult assignment involving a rumor of a potential Chinese invasion. She had heard the rumors and became alarm when she learned of her assignment. She had learned nothing but was almost caught by "enemy" forces. Discovery US military forces on Chinese soil would of had been seen as an act of war with tension as high as they currently were. She pride herself in having avoided WW3. She spend the initial days of the cataclysm, coincidentally enough, in a military base in new england for reasons she did not know. She has also heard the rumors of a new disease that turned people revived the dead into violent killers but paid it no mind dismissing it as a governmental disinformation campaign (she knew all to well about those). It was not until the bombs hit that she realize something was wrong but by then most of the infantry had been deployed and the dead were taking the cities. She was given an assignment near by to holdout in the wilderness until further notice. This struck her as odd but given most other soldier were already deployed she figured they wanted the rest scattered for tactical purposes, but why her, a scout sniper of all things. She got on a helicopter to her destination but everything went to shit when they neared one of the cities. It was the 5th day since she heard the rumors of the disease and she was now witnessing it, the blood lust visible from even her altitude, the last thing she remembered before losing confidence was the pilot saying something had struck the back stabilizer, the heli soon crashed before Alexis could process anything of what was going on and soon lost consciousness.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 06, 2016, 06:53:25 pm
Oooh this is gonna be good. o3o
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 06, 2016, 06:53:37 pm
Day 1:
Spoiler: Starting Location (hover to show)
Spoiler: Starter Character Sheet (hover to show)
Spoiler: Starting Map (hover to show)
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Spoiler: Starting Active Bionics (hover to show)
Spoiler: Starting Passive Bionics (hover to show)
She was awaken from the pain the crash had cause, she had acquired various injuries but was miraculous in not having broken anything or currently bleeding. She saw that someone else was looking through the rubble of what was once a helicopter. She asks  who he is and he introduces himself as Manuel Shulz. She then asks if she could help him with anything in the same way you tell a stranger who is in your property. He responds that he would like she to find a religious relic. You do not know this man, she are injured, what appears to be people infected with the disease are approaching and he asks for a religious relic?! You humor him and accept the request. She then realize what is going on, the world is forever changed, those infected people are zombies, the rumors were true, the Chinese come to mind but it does not matter now, she needs to get out of here fast. She looks at Manuel and realizes she could use his help in this situation. She ask him if he would like to join she and he laughs, "No thanks, I am well armed and more than capable of defending myself." This is when she realize two of the dead  are coming her way. She re-loads her rifle and books it, she hear shoots from Manuel's rifle as he dispatches the zombies, she reach the edge of the woods. Alexis sets up camp to asses inventory and injuries and outfits her rifle with a suppressor, a shoulder sling, and a combat knife as a bayonet. When she is about to set and zero the rifle scope she hears noise outside, its a moose,
Spoiler: Moose (hover to show)
if left alone it may leave or harm her and the tent, if she attacks that is a 2 days worth of food. Alexis readies her rifle and engages the moose with bayonet strikes. She gets injured in the process but manages to take the beast down. She proceeds to butcher it and takes the meat and such inside the tent to formulate a plan of what to do next, this is no longer a mission, HQ might be dead, but she does not plan to join them. She decides to  spend the rest of the day setting simple camp. She gathers sticks and pine boughs to make an improvised shelter instead of exposing the tent to destruction. She lays her roll mat inside the shelter once it is done. Two spaces of the shelter she digs a shallow pit to serve as a fire pit to cook some food to preserve  battery on the mess kit. After a nice meal of meat and water from the aero evaporator bionic she fell asleep in her surprisingly combustible pile of stuff. She was awoke to a sudden pain, with rifle in hand she looked at the direction it came from, it was a bear!!!
Spoiler: Bear (hover to show)
She then proceed to wrestle with the bear stabbing it with her bayoneted rifle  until the bear finally fell, however, it did not to down without a fight; Alexis had sustained some injuries in the fight. She proceeded to butcher the now fallen bear for its meat and soon fell asleep once more. She awoke the next day without incident and some of her injuries from the crash and the bear scuffle had healed.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 06, 2016, 07:02:36 pm
And I see tiles are fucked again. It seems that you have to play around with the scaling mode and the software renderer toggle, if default settings aren't wonky. Both are in the same chunk of options, bottom of graphics settings.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 06, 2016, 07:18:03 pm
And I see tiles are fucked again. It seems that you have to play around with the scaling mode and the software renderer toggle, if default settings aren't wonky. Both are in the same chunk of options, bottom of graphics settings.
I have played around with the settings in it works fine on my newer laptop but I am stuck in a 2009 potato so I have gotten use to the black lines.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 06, 2016, 07:36:44 pm
Odd. ;w;
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 06, 2016, 07:53:55 pm
Day 2:
After the bear incident of last night she had a good source of food for a while at least. The sun was not out yet so she could not use the mess kit to cook the meat on it. Alexis decided to make a fire in the pit and cooked 9 pieces of meat 3 of which she ate and drank the rest of the water she had in her canteen. With no bionic power and injuries only slightly better than the crash, it would be a long day ahead, at least she still had left over cooked meat, all her ammunition, some batteries for the mess kit and a makeshift campsite to "live" in.
Spoiler: Start Day 2 (hover to show)
Alexis went through planing what to do until sun rise which ended up being particularly strong which she used to recharge her bionic power, she ended up using most of it to get water so she ended up with only 25 power in the end. She then scavenged around to see what she could find but ended up with only different types of wood and more pine boughs/cones. After that alexis had enough material to make a stone shovel and she promptly crafted it to make improvements to the camp. She made the fire pit deeper and began doing holes around the perimeter for extra security. She did this until sundown where she was low on water and decided to loot nearby houses for supplies. She explored 3 houses with no incident where she gather basic supplies and resources but only managed to fill her canteen with toilet water... In the first house she found a basement with various types of ammo a shotgun and a couple of accessories. She took all ammo, the Remington 870 shotgun, a red dot sight and a suppressor. She loaded the shogun with some obsequiously reloaded shot shells and put her combat knife as a bayonet for the shogun instead of her rifle. The suppressor did not fit the shotgun so she saved it for another firearm she might find. Despite her military training she had no experience in shoguns so she did not know how to properly zero the red dot sight on the Remington, she decided to get some experience with it first before she installed the component. On her way to the second house she found a relatively intact Fire Engine but was without wheels, she gather some firefighter gear and was on her way. The third house had no special features to it and after looting it Alexis decided to head to camp where the next day awaited crafting many an item. She reached camp with no incident and after some quick inventory check she swiftly fell asleep.
Spoiler: Clothing day 2 end (hover to show)
Spoiler: Inventory day 2 end (hover to show)
Spoiler: Inventory2 day 2 end (hover to show)
Spoiler: Inventory3 day 2 end (hover to show)
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 06, 2016, 08:07:22 pm
Might be a good excuse to scout the edges of town. If you find a tank, fun shall ensue. o3o
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 07, 2016, 06:09:56 pm
Day 3:
Today was mostly uneventful for our confused heroine. She spent most of her day crafting various items from her salvaged loot including an axe, fire drill, tinder carrier, and a makeshift crowbar. The sun was bright in the sky too for a long time as well allowing alexis to fully recharge her bionics and have various drinks of water ala-bionic without having to boil her toilet water; she did however went through all her food and will need to scavenge tomorrow. Her wounds are mostly healed too so another full nights sleep should suffice. A fat zombie wandered into the camp but was quickly taken care of via bayoneted-shotgun to the face. All this and she still had no answers to what was going on, why did this happened? Could it be stopped, where is everyone? Is HQ dead? She was not going to find answers just sitting here but she knew the dead were tough from her few encounters. Alexis pondered while she cooked the last of her food if she should go into the city nearby to establish a safe house and maybe find out what was going on. She had the tools and could easily find the supplies to fortify a house and stock it with food. Finding a working vehicle would sure speed things up. She also wondered if it would be a good idea to practice archery know instead of putting it off like all those years, an effective way to kill and put food on the table fire place. All of that would have to wait for later, with her belly full and no food left finding food would be priority tomorrow after a nights rest. She lay in her roll-mat full of stuff and went to sleep uninterrupted.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 07, 2016, 08:35:48 pm
When in doubt, boop the snoot post. o3o
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 07, 2016, 11:12:01 pm
Day 4:
Alexis woke up to all hear wounds healed and her belly making hunger noises, It was still dark and she was confident she could do a quick scouting job inside the city, grab some food and get back when the sun rose. She left all her items but a backpack and her shotgun and rifle with her. She remembered spotting a radio station semi-near where she had looted previously and decide to head there to see if there where any broad casts or if she could do some of her own. She got there with a few injuries from killing a few zombie via bayonet to avoid noise. She soon discovered that she would not some sort of repeater to be able to send a radio signal of her own other with radios would be able to hear, with nothing else to do she decided to leave. A zombie-fied dog had entered the station by breaking a window and Alexis soon started to bayonet-it but her encumbrance would not allow her to land a hit to the mobile foe. She resorted to using her shotgun, one shell it took to kill the dog...a big mistake. She attempted to reload but soon realized she forgot to carry her spare ammunition...She was down to 5 makeshift shot-shells, 20 actual shot shot-shells she found on her way to the station and 5 bullet to her rifle. She booked it. Outside attracted by the noise where many zombie coming and to her relief there was a working car in front of the station. She took the car and drove north to avoid the zombies coming for her and planed to make a turn right to the street that lead to the heli-crash site and move on foot from there. The sun was still not up so she used her headlights and after driving a short distance were more zombies, she decided to move forward as going back still meant zombies from the station and turning would give them all a time advantage to catch up. Just as she took the street that lead to the crash site her car gave up after plowing through many a dead in the middle of a small horde... Surrounded she killed a few with her bayonet and used the shotgun to make a path to exit but there were just to many, she could not reload fast enough and when she was down to her rifle and fire its last shot she soon was overwhelmed...it was the end of Alexis, her lasr words cursing her weapons for not loading fast enough, she died a confused and abandon girl among the dead... Au Revoir.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 08, 2016, 01:21:33 pm
Bad youkai, bumping and editing later means we can't see the content that gets edited in without bothering to double-check. 3:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 08, 2016, 08:08:09 pm
Wait, what was edited? WHAT AM I MISSING!? Also, I edited to OP to reflect the change of players and randoms death.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 08, 2016, 09:17:47 pm
See? My edit abuse was bad enough. o3o
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 09, 2016, 01:30:47 am
Well, I am fucking dead, read all my post in case you missed something, will post the link to download when it is done. The cities man, I swear...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Forrest on October 09, 2016, 01:53:51 am
Damn. I liked Alexis.

Skip me for now. I've got no time and no access to a computer that's new enough to run Cataclysm for the time being.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 09, 2016, 02:05:30 am
alright, lets see... that puts... Perigrin next.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Perigrin on October 09, 2016, 02:38:11 am
I can make muh character tonight. gimme dat .zip tho
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 09, 2016, 02:54:10 am
Here is the link. (https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ajb7I9_jqo4TgUkMKLp4LZWqOxHz)
Pro tips:
-All my items minus guns and clothing are in the camp.
-Ammoless guns, clothing and bionic littered body are guarded by a tiny horde by the sporting goods store closet to the camp.

Good luck!
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Perigrin on October 09, 2016, 04:39:49 am
Aight.
Tomorrow, Leroy lives again.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 09, 2016, 01:46:34 pm
Leroy Jenkins? o3o
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on October 09, 2016, 02:43:45 pm
d'aw man, i wanted a turn. Damn you peri for being a COMPETENT HUMAN BEAN
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 09, 2016, 05:33:09 pm
It's all good Wilson, you have a turn coming up. After blitzkrieg in fact, and blitz is after perigrin.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on October 09, 2016, 06:01:27 pm
it's okay, peri's a real human bean. I'm not so sure about Blitz though,
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 09, 2016, 06:05:52 pm
Peri confirmed for delicious when served alongside rice.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on October 09, 2016, 06:25:08 pm
https://youtu.be/-DSVDcw6iW8

a real human bean
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Perigrin on October 09, 2016, 06:25:44 pm
Aight, DLing now.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on October 09, 2016, 06:44:32 pm
it's okay, peri's a real human bean. I'm not so sure about Blitz though,
I am not a human bean. I am a catsnake.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on October 09, 2016, 06:48:22 pm
only real human beans allowed to play, sorry.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 09, 2016, 06:59:14 pm
So we have a moose skeleton, the goddess Eris, a dog...ferret...something, a cat snake, a youkai, and a dragon all playing. o3o
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on October 09, 2016, 07:00:48 pm
they're not human BEINGS they're human BEANS completely different, my dude. it's a state of BEING, my man.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Perigrin on October 09, 2016, 09:29:01 pm
we have a problem
the file is 500 megs for some godforsaken reason and i have crashy internet, or slow internet, nothing in between, so i will have to nab it over night.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 09, 2016, 09:30:42 pm
...ya fuckin' wot mate?

Even when I zipped and uploaded the whole game plus the stuff it was barely above 50 megs, not half a gigabyte! D:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 09, 2016, 10:00:49 pm
That's what it weight for me.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 09, 2016, 10:02:00 pm
How much Touhou hentai did you fill it with to make it ten times as big?

Also, generic tanks fucked up...something in your mod and tankmod? Explain, now. :V
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 09, 2016, 10:04:12 pm
How much Touhou hentai did you fill it with to make it ten times as big?

Also, generic tanks fucked up...something in your mod and tankmod? Explain, now. :V
Maybe the extra mods I have and the Previous_Versions folder the game launcher makes made it big?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 09, 2016, 10:10:46 pm
...who even uses the game launcher stuff?

Did you at least zip it?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 09, 2016, 10:12:48 pm
...who even uses the game launcher stuff?

Did you at least zip it?
I do since it makes updating the game as easy as a button press and yes, I did zip it.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 09, 2016, 10:19:30 pm
Doh. Try uploading just the memorial, graveyard, and save folders if your game is too fat. D:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 09, 2016, 10:35:51 pm
Doh. Try uploading just the memorial, graveyard, and save folders if your game is too fat. D:
Ill do that after tank issues.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Perigrin on October 09, 2016, 10:40:07 pm
I will DL it while i am at school tomorrow
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 09, 2016, 11:03:35 pm
Here is the new link (https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ajb7I9_jqo4TgUkMKLp4LZWqOxHz). Contents are:
-Graveyard folder.
-Save folder
-Memorial folder.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 10, 2016, 12:03:42 am
So we have a moose skeleton
It's a deer skull on a human skeleton. Speaking of which, I need to get new vertebrae for this one, they've almost worn down to meal. Goddamn spinal column wears out slow, but when it does it effects the whole thing. Anyone want to donate a few vertebrae?

Also, what the hell is up with the size of the save? Why u do dis dragon?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 10, 2016, 12:08:50 am
... Anyone want to donate a few vertebrae?...
J..ust be gentle during harvest okay?...

...a youkai...
Augmented youkai why thank you.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 10, 2016, 12:09:52 am
Salt confirmed for Skeletor. D:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 10, 2016, 12:11:02 am
Salt confirmed for Skeletor. D:
Voice and all?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 10, 2016, 12:40:00 am
Voice and all?

He-Man He-Dragon! I want your bones! Nyahahah!
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 10, 2016, 12:44:52 am
Ah...I see...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 10, 2016, 12:47:00 am
Huehuehue.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 10, 2016, 12:50:08 am
No wonder he wanted my remains  when I joined...that is too far but few bones hear and there are fine I suppose...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 10, 2016, 12:51:37 am
Yesss, he needs your delicious augmented youkai bones to conquer Eternia. D:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 10, 2016, 12:53:38 am
As long as it doesn't become a habit...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 10, 2016, 03:28:07 pm
Skeletons are high maintenance. I need all the bones I can get.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 10, 2016, 04:13:24 pm
Skeletons are high maintenance. I need all the bones I can get.

...that could be interpreted in any number of hilarious ways.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Perigrin on October 10, 2016, 04:42:18 pm
Could I get a link to the game version and mod version we are using? Wait, actually, I'll just download random's game, and load the propa save in it.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 10, 2016, 04:47:10 pm
Might be easiest, I hope.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 10, 2016, 04:58:16 pm
Could I get a link to the game version and mod version we are using? Wait, actually, I'll just download random's game, and load the propa save in it.
The latest experimental plus the mine mod works, after randoms build came the use of combat knifes as bayonets!

Skeletons are high maintenance. I need all the bones I can get.
Is it that hard to get volunteers nowadays?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 10, 2016, 07:59:59 pm
Skeletons are high maintenance. I need all the bones I can get.
Is it that hard to get volunteers nowadays?
Nope. In a pinch, you can substitute pig bones. As long as the bone you're replacing is a minor one. Vertibrae are not minor though. neither are pelvic bones, shoulder blades or sternums
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 10, 2016, 08:12:09 pm
Skeletons are high maintenance. I need all the bones I can get.
Is it that hard to get volunteers nowadays?
Nope. In a pinch, you can substitute pig bones. As long as the bone you're replacing is a minor one. Vertibrae are not minor though. neither are pelvic bones, shoulder blades or sternums
How about skulls?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on October 10, 2016, 08:52:50 pm
you find a sheet of torn notebook paper in old survivor's hideout, the place got fucked up. There's alot of zombie corpses, four survivor's and a smoker.


day 2
god dammit, these rotting fuckers found the garage. i need to bug out. leave town. i'll stay in this fuck hole for a little while longer, it's fucking freezing outside. the food i got will last me for a bit. one of these zombies had a map on him along with a weird hammer, i'll check the map to see where to head next.

- the frog


Yeah yeah, I know that it isn't my turn. This is side story stuff, if you really want my saves let me know.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 10, 2016, 09:03:45 pm
Skeletons are high maintenance. I need all the bones I can get.
Is it that hard to get volunteers nowadays?
Nope. In a pinch, you can substitute pig bones. As long as the bone you're replacing is a minor one. Vertibrae are not minor though. neither are pelvic bones, shoulder blades or sternums
How about skulls?
In a regular skeleton, yeah they are major parts and not interchangeable. In something more powerful though, such as a lich, the skull is negligible and little more than for showing off or holding candy. In my case, M&Ms.
you find a sheet of torn notebook paper in old survivor's hideout, the place got fucked up. There's alot of zombie corpses, four survivor's and a smoker.


day 2
god dammit, these rotting fuckers found the garage. i need to bug out. leave town. i'll stay in this fuck hole for a little while longer, it's fucking freezing outside. the food i got will last me for a bit. one of these zombies had a map on him along with a weird hammer, i'll check the map to see where to head next.

- the frog


Yeah yeah, I know that it isn't my turn. This is side story stuff, if you really want my saves let me know.
"the frog" sounds good.
NOTE: wilson is running a background game. We can't merge saves, so it's mainly for story. I okay'd it as I thought it would "Fill the world out and make the succession less linear."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 10, 2016, 09:07:32 pm
We could all play worlds and then we download whoever's we want, nobody knows who's we downloaded but it can't be their own. After a set of time we all swap worlds again.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 10, 2016, 09:48:18 pm
I can see this causing hilarity very quickly.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Perigrin on October 10, 2016, 10:02:00 pm
Aight,  got it downloaded after a day of fucking fighting, made my character, Leroy, will nab a screeny once i am not really tired.
Nothing much thus far.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 10, 2016, 10:08:42 pm
The floofball returns, yaaay. o3o
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 12, 2016, 07:53:01 pm
Went looking for a picture of a space marine slapping a foxfurry to get perigrins attention. Lot's of pictures of space marines, not so many of them slapping furries.
Went looking for a picture of a person slapping a furry to get perigrins attention. Lot's of pictures of generic furries and misc, not so many of any of them slapping furries.
Went looking for a picture of slapping furries to get perigrins attention. Do not look for pictures of slapping furries unless you like furries and the patreon content of furry artists who specialize in furry porn. Also lot's of misc. crap.

Instead I will opt for a simple "Everything alright on your end perigrin?"

It seemed like a clever way to get perigrins attention at the time, but as the pictures floated by, I got bored of the idea.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 12, 2016, 08:19:46 pm
What, instead of an image of a dragon eating a furry for stalin? 3:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 12, 2016, 08:59:29 pm
What, instead of an image of a dragon eating a furry for stalin? 3:
The following fuzzy image is the least pornographic thing I could find on such short notice.
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/-3PDJW6jY_U/hqdefault.jpg)
The rest was all just vore porn.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 12, 2016, 10:29:52 pm
That's still borderline, albeit SFW. And that was joking suggestion, not a request. D:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 12, 2016, 11:08:45 pm
That's still borderline, albeit SFW. And that was joking suggestion, not a request. D:
This is the future you choose...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 13, 2016, 01:44:13 am
I'm not the one that chose to post a blurry image of Vorelord's stuff. :V
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 13, 2016, 01:54:40 am
I'm not the one that chose to post a blurry image of Vorelord's stuff. :V
Oh? You're familiar with the artist then?  ;)
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 13, 2016, 02:41:58 am
Don't particularly follow their stuff, but have seen enough from others linking me to it to recognize dat durgon, and the art style. :V
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 13, 2016, 01:10:42 pm
Don't particularly follow their stuff, but have seen enough from others linking me to it to recognize dat durgon, and the art style. :V
Suuuuuuuuuuuure...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 13, 2016, 01:58:50 pm
I'm the one that's already admitted to being a voredragon here, so when I say I don't regularly follow a given artist, you can be sure of that.

Now if I said that about an artist that regularly did very heavy smutty NSFW stuff, then it'd be obvious I'm talking shit. D:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 13, 2016, 02:18:09 pm
I am not a smart man. Not dumb, but not smart either.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 13, 2016, 02:20:54 pm
Now this thread is about dragon porn and youkai IQ.

Peri halp, bring sanity back to our succession game. ;w;
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 13, 2016, 03:19:38 pm
Why don't we all just start games and then pass the saves like I suggested so we don;t have to wait around?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 13, 2016, 03:20:25 pm
Now this thread is about dragon porn and youkai IQ.
Shhhh. No one is judging you. Shhh.
corned beef hash
I just assumed you were talking about a specific artist. It seemed odd I could grab a random picture off of google image search and throw it up here, and someone would immediately recognize the artist.

Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 13, 2016, 04:02:39 pm
Why don't we all just start games and then pass the saves like I suggested so we don;t have to wait around?

So basically first drunk, first served, like in Drunk Fortress? o3o

It seemed odd I could grab a random picture off of google image search and throw it up here, and someone would immediately recognize the artist.

Such is the peril of googling something. o3o
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 13, 2016, 04:16:36 pm
Why don't we all just start games and then pass the saves like I suggested so we don;t have to wait around?

So basically first drunk, first served, like in Drunk Fortress? o3o

When one finishes they upload the their save and choose the save of someone else to continue and then the cycle continues.

For example, you me and salt die in our game, We all upload or saves and then I take salts, you take mine and salt takes yours. We just don't tell who's save we choose but it can't be ours.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on October 13, 2016, 05:13:46 pm
i could take a go, i guess.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 13, 2016, 05:26:23 pm
When one finishes they upload the their save and choose the save of someone else to continue and then the cycle continues.

For example, you me and salt die in our game, We all upload or saves and then I take salts, you take mine and salt takes yours. We just don't tell who's save we choose but it can't be ours.

That is needlessly complicated and sucks all the fun out of having a big fat succession game where we can all mess with each other's stuff. ;w;
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on October 13, 2016, 08:00:19 pm
peri said it was a-okay if i take their turn.

so, uh, I'll run with the frog, but start over. Wish there was a mask mods that add a bunch of animal masks.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on October 13, 2016, 08:23:31 pm
(https://puu.sh/rI7Pq/d90bdb6523.png)

The Frog is good at shooting, talking, along with a few other things that's for me to know and you to find out.

(https://puu.sh/rI7Ve/14f36ad700.png)
(add psychopath, forgot to put a recent screenshot)


you find a broken eyebot in an old, empty, house. The recorder still works

*bzzz...*
Oh FUCK you Ben, leave, GO. *BLAM* FUCKING LEAVE. Come on you fuckers! *BLAM* COME AT ME COME AT ME COME FUCKING A-
*The recording is cut short*

Plan: Head to the nearby cathedral, set up base.
Don't die.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 13, 2016, 08:41:01 pm
Oh this gonna be good. owo
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 13, 2016, 09:10:54 pm
Plan:...Don't die.
A good plan to follow!
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on October 13, 2016, 09:19:10 pm
failed that plan, i died.

gonna try again because that was bullshit.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 13, 2016, 11:41:20 pm
Oh this gonna be good. owo
Plan:...Don't die.
A good plan to follow!
failed that plan, i died.

gonna try again because that was bullshit.
:D I can't breath  :D

In exchange for that chuckle inducing string of comments, I will allow you to try again. (not that I could stop you though.)
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on October 13, 2016, 11:49:18 pm
Turrets are bullshit.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Forrest on October 14, 2016, 12:19:52 am
Feel the !!HYPE!!

And yeah, fuck turrets. I liked them much more in older versions.

Also as a sidenote fuck NPCs being able to unload a semi-auto weapon into you in the course of one turn.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 14, 2016, 01:05:56 am
I had this mental image of wilson, hand crafting a character to be an unbelievable badass and playing him as such, but the RNG is constantly fucking with him and he ends up stumbling through his turn in a hilarious series of misadventures.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 14, 2016, 01:50:27 am
And yeah, fuck turrets. I liked them much more in older versions.

I like it when turrets run out of ammo though. Their pitiful beeping and booping is adorable. I resolve to tame turrets and name them Gustav.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 14, 2016, 02:25:59 am
It would be neat if you could walk up to them after they run out of ammo and write on them with a permanent marker.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 14, 2016, 03:08:09 pm
And yeah, fuck turrets. I liked them much more in older versions.

I like it when turrets run out of ammo though. Their pitiful beeping and booping is adorable. I resolve to tame turrets and name them Gustav.
This is when you use an emp and claim them for the motherland!
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 14, 2016, 03:33:15 pm
This is when you use an emp and claim them for the motherland!

Vehicle-mounted turrets are sexier though. ;w;
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 14, 2016, 04:54:32 pm
This is when you use an emp and claim them for the motherland!

Vehicle-mounted turrets are sexier though. ;w;
But you don;t have to power ground turrets...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 14, 2016, 08:40:06 pm
True. And you can't name your vehicle turrets Gustav.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 14, 2016, 08:45:31 pm
I could make some deployable vehicle turrets next time I play and just deploy them places...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 14, 2016, 08:56:11 pm
But do turrets count as foldable parts? D:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 14, 2016, 09:41:10 pm
There probably is some fold-able gun-turret out there.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 14, 2016, 11:35:29 pm
True. And you can't name your vehicle turrets Gustav.
Unless you are being sarcastic, or I'm missing something, I'm pretty sure you can name a vehicle turret Gustav if you so desired.
Will friendly turrets or vehicle turrets fire on NPC's?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 15, 2016, 12:13:02 am
I'm being silly. First time I encountered a turret that ran out of ammo, I declared it to be my new pet, and jokingly named it Gustav. This has since been my inexplicable nickname for ammoless turrets.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 15, 2016, 12:38:33 am
Actually, when I think about it, keeping an aggressive turret as a "pet" is better than a friendly one. The aggressive one may be out of ammo and so otherwise useless, BUT it does greet you when you walk into the room.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 15, 2016, 03:44:35 am
Exactly. It beeps and boops. And thus, it boops the snoot?

At least, they used to. I think lately I've only seen the beep messages, not any booping. D:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 17, 2016, 04:40:54 pm
I think now the succession game is a bit dead. ;w;
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 17, 2016, 04:44:15 pm
Someone take the mantle!
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 17, 2016, 05:01:52 pm
Yeah, since wilson isn't posting, I'm gonna say that the file is up for whoever wants to go next. Actually, the list says apathetic is next. NO WAIT! Blitzkreig was supposed to go after perigrin!
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 17, 2016, 05:10:06 pm
Yesss. Can we survive the blutzkrieg? Or rather, can the blitzkrieg survive CDDA? o3o
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 17, 2016, 05:15:45 pm
...Can we survive the blutzkrieg?

Alexis sure didn't...  :'(
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 17, 2016, 05:43:08 pm
...Can we survive the blutzkrieg?

I clearly need the ability to flag my own posts with the "bad spelling" reaction icon. :V

Alexis sure didn't...  :'(

And neither did The C leansing Flame. Nor Salt. Nor le frog I assume.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 17, 2016, 05:56:25 pm
But she was a bionic sniper, BIONIC!!!!!
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 17, 2016, 06:03:50 pm
And my hammer was a flashbang. :V
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on October 17, 2016, 07:15:04 pm
Will be starting run as soon as possible. Dont hurt me. :c
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 17, 2016, 07:16:07 pm
Will be starting run as soon as possible. Dont hurt me. :c
You should worry more about the cataclysm...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 17, 2016, 08:17:03 pm
Will be starting run as soon as possible. Dont hurt me. :c

Oh, we'll be gentle. 3:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 18, 2016, 02:28:59 am
Will be starting run as soon as possible. Dont hurt me. :c
It's all good, and my apologies for skipping you.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on October 19, 2016, 08:04:23 am
'Tis ok. Will start after school.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on October 19, 2016, 05:34:36 pm
Where do I download the save D:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 19, 2016, 05:47:40 pm
Where do I download the save D:
Here is the "Kit (https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ajb7I9_jqo4TgUkMKLp4LZWqOxHz)" from my turn, contents are:
-Graveyard folder.
-Save folder
-Memorial folder.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 19, 2016, 05:49:24 pm
As Noctifer said, I was gonna get it but it took a while to find. Get your own verison of CCDA, and add Mining Mod (http://smf.cataclysmdda.com/index.php?topic=13306.0 (http://smf.cataclysmdda.com/index.php?topic=13306.0)).
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on October 19, 2016, 08:04:29 pm
Okay, will update soonish
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 19, 2016, 08:33:21 pm
Look for a button labeled "prt sc" or "prt", something among those line, that will put what is on the screen into the clip board (copy), then just past it to some image editing software and save it.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on October 19, 2016, 08:52:40 pm
Well, Here we go! (Btw, Im no good at storytelling :P)

Katherine Steele was one of the polices greatest detective at the time. She had solved over 50 cases in her work. She was working on a case when everything went to shite. She had manage to find a shelter to stay at. Inside was a woman named Bonny Scarbourough. She asked Katherine to to take care of a monster that killed her friend. She was'nt going to give up that chance to solve another mystery. But first she checked the basement.

Well shit (I am standing in the middle of the room.
http://imgur.com/a/yoCCP

She decided to head to the other shelter nearby
http://imgur.com/a/1dSQO


On the way there she was attacked by a tough zombie, the only way dispatching it by shooting it
http://imgur.com/a/LZeRB

Once Katherine got there she found out there was again, nothing

On the way back she was swarmed
http://imgur.com/a/euWcT

She survived but needed to get moving
http://imgur.com/a/4BzW6

Shite yet again (Y u put on wander spawns ;-;)
http://imgur.com/a/HmvjV

She decides to run back to the evac shelter to wait in the basement for the hordes to pass. She made it in the nick of time. Right as the hordes came upon the shelter, she ran down the stairs an closed the doors behind her. She really needed a smoke.

Later, She came up to check on Bonny. She was surprised to see her unconscious and a lot of dead zeds
http://imgur.com/a/4LNT8

With still more on the way
http://imgur.com/a/szVc1

She did what she had to do. She lit a bench on fire and dragged Bonny out of the building into the fields.

(Oh yeah, forgot to post the @ screen :P)
http://imgur.com/a/ZFXDM

After Bonny woke up, the two headed to the nearest town. on the outskirts the encountered a grabber zed, dispatching it quickly.
http://imgur.com/a/izflN

While looting the first house, a zed cop busts through the window, Also being dispatched easily with Kats new hockey stick.
In the basement of the house, Katherine Steele dies at the hands of a survivor zed. Bonny watching in horror as She gets bitten to death. She didnt get past day one. This is her memorial
"I am terrible at this life"

She was a Police Detective when the apocalypse began.
She died on Spring of year 1, day 1, at 5:13:48 PM.
She was killed in a basement on the outskirts of Eustis.

Cash on hand: $0

Final HP:
   Head: 0/90
  Torso: 18/90
  L Arm: 0/90
  R Arm: 45/90
  L Leg: 49/90
  R Leg: 15/90

Final Stats:
  Str 4  Dex 2  Int 1  Per 6
Base Stats:
  Str 10  Dex 8  Int 8  Per 10

Final Messages:
  3:50:00 PM The survivor zombie bites your left arm!1
  3:50:00 PM Bonny Scarborough nicks the survivor zombie for 8 damage.1
  3:50:06 PM The survivor zombie hits your right leg.1
  3:50:06 PM Bonny Scarborough nicks the survivor zombie for 8 damage.1
  3:50:12 PM You hit the survivor zombie but do no damage.1
  3:50:12 PM Your <color_magenta>|. </color>bra (fits) is ripped!1
  3:50:12 PM The survivor zombie hits your torso.1
  3:50:18 PM Your <color_magenta>|. </color>pants (fits) is ripped!1
  3:50:18 PM The survivor zombie hits your left leg.1
  3:50:18 PM Bonny Scarborough nicks the survivor zombie for 8 damage.1
  3:50:24 PM You hit the survivor zombie but do no damage.1
  3:50:24 PM The survivor zombie hits your left leg.1
  3:50:30 PM You swing wildly and miss.1
  3:50:30 PM Your <color_magenta>|. </color>waistcoat (fits) is ripped!1
  3:50:30 PM The survivor zombie bites your torso!1
  3:50:30 PM Bonny Scarborough swings wildly and misses.1
  3:50:42 PM The survivor zombie tries to grab you, but you break its grab!1
  3:50:42 PM The survivor zombie hits your right leg.1
  3:50:42 PM Bonny Scarborough swings wildly and misses.1
  3:50:48 PM You swing wildly and miss.1

Kills:
1 tough zombie
6 zombie
1 zombie child
1 zombie cop
Total kills: 9

Skills:
  bartering: 0 (0%)
  computers: 0 (0%)
  construction: 0 (0%)
  cooking: 0 (0%)
  driving: 0 (0%)
  electronics: 0 (0%)
  fabrication: 0 (0%)
  first aid: 0 (40%)
  mechanics: 0 (0%)
  speaking: 0 (12%)
  survival: 0 (1%)
  swimming: 0 (0%)
  tailoring: 2 (0%)
  trapping: 0 (0%)
  archery: 0 (0%)
  bashing weapons: 0 (49%)
  cutting weapons: 0 (4%)
  dodging: 1 (12%)
  marksmanship: 3 (0%)
  launchers: 0 (0%)
  melee: 0 (94%)
  piercing weapons: 1 (9%)
  throwing: 0 (0%)
  unarmed combat: 0 (0%)
  handguns: 3 (2%)
  rifles: 0 (0%)
  shotguns: 0 (0%)
  submachine guns: 0 (0%)
  arcana: 0 (0%)

Traits:
  Night Vision
  Near-Sighted
  Police Detective
  Far-Sighted
  Bad Temper
  Strong Back
  Packmule
  Heavy Sleeper
  Mood Swings
  Pain Resistant
  Bad Knees
  (None)

Ongoing Effects:
  (None)

Bionics:
  No bionics were installed.
Power: 0/0

Weapon:
    - hockey stick

Equipment:
  a - bra (fits)
  b - panties (fits)
  c - pants (fits)
  e - skinny tie
  f - waistcoat (fits)
  g - fast draw holster with L39-45
  i - detective badge
  j - pair of leather gloves (fits)
  k - knit scarf
  l - fedora (fits)
  m - wrist watch
  q - pair of socks (fits)
  r - pair of dress shoes (fits)
  u - pair of bifocal glasses

Inventory:
  p - .45 ACP FMJ (6)
  y - 00 shot (20)
  n - cash card (620)
  A - cash card (1732)
  C - cash card (8285)
  w - pocket knife
  t - refillable lighter (23)
  D - aluminum can of cream soda (1)
  F - dehydrated vegetable (2)
  E - aluminum can of root beer (1)
  x - antibiotic (15)
  s - pack of cigarettes (19)
  o - Amateur Home Radio for Enthusiasts
  h - cigarette butt
  z - opened aluminum can
  v - .45 casing (12)

Lifetime Stats
  Distance walked: 978 squares
  Damage taken: 431 damage
  Damage healed: 46 damage
  Headshots: 1

Game History
| Year 1, Spring 1, 8:00:00 AM | evac shelter | Katherine Steele began their journey into the Cataclysm.
| Year 1, Spring 1, 12:33:36PM | evac shelter | Worn <color_red>.. </color>trenchcoat (fits) was completely destroyed.
| Year 1, Spring 1, 3:45:36 PM | basement | Received a deep bite wound.
| Year 1, Spring 1, 3:46:30 PM | basement | Received a deep bite wound.
| Year 1, Spring 1, 3:47:00 PM | basement | Received a deep bite wound.
| Year 1, Spring 1, 3:50:00 PM | basement | Worn <color_red>.. </color>dress shirt (fits) was completely destroyed.
| Year 1, Spring 1, 5:13:48 PM | basement | Katherine Steele was killed.
| Year 1, Spring 1, 5:13:48 PM | basement | Last words: I am terrible at this life
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 19, 2016, 08:58:42 pm
Nice to have this rolling again, good luck!!!
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 19, 2016, 09:17:07 pm
Dang, I was almost hoping there'd be an arcana mapgen place in sight of the spawn. o3o
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on October 19, 2016, 09:43:05 pm
I am horrible at this game XD
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 19, 2016, 09:59:57 pm
Welp, that was that...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 19, 2016, 10:11:52 pm
A restart so soon after starting is forgivable, and blitz may make another attempt.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 19, 2016, 11:30:08 pm
Yessss. I dare you to be something outlandish like a lengionary. o3o
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on October 20, 2016, 08:35:54 am
Will try again
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 20, 2016, 11:12:07 am
When in doubt, savescum until you survive at least a day. XP
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on October 20, 2016, 04:51:14 pm
Never mind, Can not get to that right now
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 20, 2016, 04:52:35 pm
Aw. ;w;
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 22, 2016, 08:57:12 pm
If I am understanding this right, I guess it's apathetics turn?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 22, 2016, 08:59:30 pm
Think so, if Blitz isn't going to retry. We need a link though. D:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 22, 2016, 09:03:19 pm
we could also just skip his link and revert to the one before his. Let's wait a little longer and see what happens.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 22, 2016, 09:04:36 pm
Always fun to keep the pain train going without regressing unless a player borks it, yeah. XP
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on October 23, 2016, 11:07:17 am
Accidently deleted the save. Whoops
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 23, 2016, 11:56:25 am
I'm gonna eat you. ;w;
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on October 23, 2016, 03:08:16 pm
Well, I taste like yiff and bacon cheeseburger potato chips, So its up to you
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 23, 2016, 05:26:41 pm
and bacon cheeseburger potato chips mostly taste like mustard, generic grease, and salt. So I imagine it wouldn't be very good.
(the only company I've encountered that has actually pulled off meat flavor in their chips is the "Herr's" brand with their "kansas city steak" flavored chips, which actually taste like steak.)
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 23, 2016, 07:24:12 pm
Don't tempt me. :V
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 23, 2016, 08:54:17 pm
Don't tempt me. :V
Don't tempt you do get some herr's brand potato chips? I won't need to tempt you, those chips are the fucking best. Go get some herr's potato chips. Here, here's a complementary picture of a bag.
(http://www.junkfoodguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/kcsteak01.png)
Other flavors include baked potato, sweet corn, jalapeno popper, sloppy joe, baby back rib, peppered bacon, hot dog, s'mores, philly cheese steak, bacon cheddar, crabfries, deep dish pizza, grilled cheese, blooming onion, and so much more. The most startling thing about them is that at least 2/3rd of these flavors actually taste like what they say they taste like.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 23, 2016, 09:15:51 pm
Would this chips go good with spam?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 23, 2016, 09:44:27 pm
Would this chips go good with spam?
I don't know, I never tried. We better curb this chip talk before we derail the succession. Let's just chalk up the near derail as random_dragons fault and move on.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 23, 2016, 09:49:48 pm
Good point, btw, is my save the last official save?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 23, 2016, 09:56:45 pm
I believe so.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 23, 2016, 10:55:18 pm
In that case, guess we pester Apathetic to take a turn. :V
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 23, 2016, 11:53:52 pm
Something that bugs me, take a look at the list of players. That's a lot of "skipped upon request" or "skipped on time out."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 24, 2016, 12:01:57 am
Guess if the trend keeps up then its your turn salt.

I like how you put in my section, "...lived like a professional".
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 24, 2016, 01:01:42 am
We oughta continue the DF succession game too. ;w;

I do hope that this game survives though. Plus I'm waiting for the point where a player encounters at least one sign of a previous player. Or hell, maybe someone finishes what I started and finds that island temple.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 24, 2016, 07:32:34 pm
All I need it one more player between me and my last turn with the DF succession, I think you've gone since then, or it was apathetic. Maybe we should harass our newest youkai into participating. I like having at least two turns between my own turns in a succession. We've still got players whose turns havn't been skipped or finished or even started yet, so there is that.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 24, 2016, 07:41:04 pm
This youkai will lose internet access Wednesday so that is a no go, besides, my current laptop can't run df and I have no idea how to play it.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 24, 2016, 07:55:20 pm
This youkai will lose internet access Wednesday so that is a no go, besides, my current laptop can't run df and I have no idea how to play it.
What's that? You volunteer? How nice of you!
You are the perfect candidate then. Your first post will be on friday! :D
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 24, 2016, 08:13:37 pm
This youkai will lose internet access Wednesday so that is a no go, besides, my current laptop can't run df and I have no idea how to play it.
What's that? You volunteer? How nice of you!
You are the perfect candidate then. Your first post will be on friday! :D
You can volunteer me all you want, I can't and won't do it.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 24, 2016, 10:03:40 pm
Dooo it, or I will eat you. D:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 24, 2016, 10:24:17 pm
What part of I won;t have internet by then don't you not understand?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on October 25, 2016, 02:54:43 am
What part of I won;t have internet by then don't you not understand?
What's that? Best internet? 1000000000000 GB upload/download speed? Amazing! Wish I had internet like that, have fun with the kobold kamp.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on October 25, 2016, 03:10:05 am
What part of I won;t have internet by then don't you not understand?
What's that? Best internet? 1000000000000 GB upload/download speed? Amazing! Wish I had internet like that, have fun with the kobold kamp.
Yes! best internet! kobold sounds.like fun!
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on October 25, 2016, 12:22:35 pm
Oh well. We still need to pester Apathetic to do this. ;w;
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on November 03, 2016, 02:29:48 am
So, Apathetic's apparently been busy. What do.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on November 03, 2016, 03:54:41 pm
It's forrests turn then. If forrest can't do it, I'll do it.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on November 03, 2016, 04:56:49 pm
Jooiiin us. Or I will eat Forrest. D:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on November 08, 2016, 05:24:02 pm
We ever gonna hear from Forrest, or is this succession game gonna be as dead as our DF one? ;w;
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on November 09, 2016, 12:18:50 am
Our DF isn't dead, it's just on break. Look at it, laying there with it's booze, laying in it's own vomit and viscera. Totally not dead.
I'll take another turn with this when I have a moment.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on November 09, 2016, 01:46:38 am
Either way, the bloodshed must resume. o3o
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Forrest on November 09, 2016, 02:22:56 am
I'M INSANELY BUSY

MARCHING BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS OF SOCAL AND ALL

PROBABLY WON'T GET AROUND TO THIS
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on November 09, 2016, 03:19:24 am
At this rate we'll never get someone crazy enough to try and do another arcane character. ;w;
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on November 09, 2016, 03:59:24 am
I would do it but the soonest I can take a turn is Friday and also oh god how do I play mahjong why did I agree to this.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on November 09, 2016, 10:13:53 pm
Dooo it or you're going into the dragon sex dungeon with Rhodi.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on November 12, 2016, 04:09:32 am
Also, for added fun? Some updates and unfucking can be snagged for Arcana mod in my repo: https://github.com/chaosvolt/cdda-arcana-mod (https://github.com/chaosvolt/cdda-arcana-mod)
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on November 23, 2016, 02:13:32 pm
Triple post? Sure, why not. I figure fuck it, if Apathetic's busy, everyone else is unable to or not up to, time to snag Noctifer's save/graveyard/memorial kit and steal another turn. Using build 5886 because it's the last time I updated (and the builds are getting more and more buggy), with the latest versions of Arcana and Mining mods.

(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz27/Chaosvolt/Utterly%20DDA%201/Utterly%20DDA%202/1_zpskglbvstu.png)

Witness me, bloodbag!

Started in a cabin, there's an incomplete cabin to the northwest, a toxic waste dump to the southeast, and an impact site way the fuck up in the north. Everything else is forest. And yet this motherfucker of an NPC says he wants his dog "not far from here" retrieved. That's a good ways out west.

Decided I'll head to town and steal his dog anyway, there's a grocery store next to it, and that means the most wonderful of blessings...a shopping cart!



Didn't think I'd bother going anywhere near civilization. Not since everything went to shit, how many years ago? Been enough time that I forgot.

Mostly just been roving the wilds and scavenging any place far from the old infested cities, but today struck camp at an old abandoned cabin. Brought along one of the last lost souls like myself I saw. Found him recently and figured he's worth trusting.

Cabin's out of the way and good for holing up in temporarily, so he's resting there for now. Already looked around and found old dried rice, an old pistol, and some ammo. Half that ammo isn't even right for this Glock, but whatever. Figured I'd ask the guy, Deshawn he said his name is, about any places we might could hit for supplies.

Turns out the fellow used to live in a town not far from here, used to travel with his old hound. Hell if I know if it's still alive, let alone where he says he last saw the mutt. Grocery store and other places that might be intact too, and it's convienently on the edge of town. Worth taking a look.

Screenshot:
Spoiler (hover to show)

He also mentioned seeing something going on farther up north, like a helicopter crash a few months ago, or maybe longer. Seems he lost track of time badly as I did. Doubt anyone's left in one piece, but worth seeing if it left anything intact and unlooted.

Screenshot:
Spoiler (hover to show)

Sweet zombie Jesus, I can see from here the town is a clusterfuck. This is gonna have to be a smash and grab operation.

Shit, already got undead roaming around and dispersing around the edge of town. Good news is I found the mutt he's after.

Screenshot:
Spoiler (hover to show)

Bad news is he's gonna be pissed. Assuming I even make it the fuck outta here...

Screenshot:
Spoiler (hover to show)



Welp. That was a damn short turn. D:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on November 23, 2016, 05:47:16 pm
excellent
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on November 23, 2016, 05:52:30 pm
I have become one with the potato. Welp, it was short but advanced us a little beyond Noctifer's death, size Blitz buggered it all up.

Save, memorial, graveyard, and updated mods are here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/89427928/Utterly%20DDA%202.zip (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/89427928/Utterly%20DDA%202.zip)
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on November 23, 2016, 08:31:22 pm
I'll have internet soon (60megs, woo!!!) and Luciferia Slaughter will take a turn (a bionic assassin).
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on November 23, 2016, 08:43:51 pm
Yaaaay, good youkai.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on December 11, 2016, 02:37:19 pm
Guess its my turn to continue this, give me a few hours.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on December 11, 2016, 02:38:03 pm
Yesss, do it. o3o
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on March 26, 2017, 05:57:43 pm
Katherine Steele woke up in the middle of the forest. She had a mental view of the surrounding area.
http://imgur.com/vp9CMvP
Well then.

She skirted around the forest to the southern part of town where she met her first zombie.
http://imgur.com/a/NVmE8
Well then.
After killing the scientist and his manhack, She entered the town. She took out some shady zombies and inspected the firetruck that was sitting in the road.
http://imgur.com/a/homYs
Success! It runs! She notes it for later and continues into town.
I forgot the character sheet sow here it is.
http://imgur.com/a/T1uu4
Literally across the street is a Katana :/
http://imgur.com/a/3b2vL

Later that night reading an army water survival manual, She felt a change. Her hands seemed to have a lot more finesse.
http://imgur.com/a/3b2vL
Now starts the line of mutations!

Katherine Read an Archery book sow now she has herself a shortbow.
After a while in the town, she decides to leave to a smaller town.

After a few days in the town which she now knows is Faeden, she heads south to new territories.
Oh dear.
http://imgur.com/a/zM6hI
OH DEAR.
http://imgur.com/a/7kHWH
After her harrowing escape from the slime horde, Katherine comes across something nice.
http://imgur.com/a/zoWfa
When did this happen?
http://imgur.com/a/u35Ka

She has been changing a lot recently. She is noticing that animals fear her. Later she finds, around her mouth, flaps of skin and lately she has been dreaming of herself as an insect.

Just gained rough skin.

After a few days, Katherine made herself some beautiful survivor rioter gear.
http://imgur.com/a/ONYb9

Woo Atomic Lamp!
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on March 26, 2017, 06:01:55 pm
Huehuehue. How long before you become a Chaos spawn? 3:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on March 26, 2017, 07:10:59 pm
Soon probably
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on March 26, 2017, 07:12:59 pm
Just got lightly furred.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on March 26, 2017, 07:14:11 pm
Huehuehue. Don't forget the mods folder. I guess just including your whole mods folder along with the save, memorial, and graveyard would be easiest, since you've added multiple external mods.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on March 26, 2017, 07:35:05 pm
Ill also be adding in my armor and recipes json because I added a single item and its crafting recipe.

Just found a new town with a mansion in it.
http://imgur.com/a/hd1F0

Uh oh, This might be the end of Katherine.
http://imgur.com/a/gh07x
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on March 26, 2017, 07:43:56 pm
Oooh? What'd you add? <3
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on March 26, 2017, 07:47:35 pm
Links are being dumb
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on March 26, 2017, 07:53:19 pm
Fixed the links.

After carefully cheesing with my broken cart, I took all of them out with my head on red.
http://imgur.com/a/jdpPo
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on March 26, 2017, 07:54:30 pm
I added the leg counterpart of metal armgaurds.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on March 26, 2017, 08:04:28 pm
I added the leg counterpart of metal armgaurds.

...you are a derp. That would be the iron greaves/legguards. Only real difference is they use leather lining. :V
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on March 26, 2017, 08:17:23 pm
No its not, That is for knights and stoof. The metal arm/leggaruds are more apocolyptic style, read the description.

HOLY SHIT WAAAT.
http://imgur.com/a/h7UBj
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on March 26, 2017, 08:20:20 pm
There's metal legguards, and steel leggauards. When I PR'd Medieval and Historic Content, I changed the flavor of metal legguards from purely post-apoc to one that also works as classical-era greaves.

Steel legguards were added later and seem to be part of a "assemble plate armor versus wearing only the bits you want" theme.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on March 26, 2017, 08:40:35 pm
Well whatever, I died.

Katherine Steele, Surrounded by zombies, succumed to shock from a shocker brute. Her last words were "Bows... Suck..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on March 26, 2017, 08:43:14 pm
Rip in pepperoni then. Should've debugged in a mininuke and took them all with you. 3:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on March 27, 2017, 09:21:41 am
Nah, I'm not a cheater. The save will be up later today.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on March 27, 2017, 11:47:27 am
It's always funny though. And yay. <3
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on March 27, 2017, 05:39:54 pm
If im correct, this should be it.
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B6M1kD-DvfrTWEk1emxDX1Z6MUE
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on March 27, 2017, 06:38:47 pm
I have to request access blin. D:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on March 27, 2017, 08:08:07 pm
How do I do that???
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on March 27, 2017, 08:09:22 pm
Try this.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6M1kD-DvfrTWEk1emxDX1Z6MUE
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on March 27, 2017, 08:37:21 pm
There we go, works now. I'll grab the stuff, then might take a turn in a bit.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on March 27, 2017, 08:49:08 pm
Mierda, already it's giving load errors, even after using everything you gave me, and also in build 6355.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715597621690369/296083551911149569/unknown.png)
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on March 27, 2017, 09:46:51 pm
Ahah! Somehow you messed up Noctifer's mod. Like, removed the content of an entire folder full of items. And...what the motherfuck, you missed several important files in Arcana mod? Gonna get the latest version of Mining mod too, just in case. If you messed up Artyom's mosd or some other unofficial mod I can't grab as easily, I will eat you. ._.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on March 27, 2017, 10:33:29 pm
Still got some post-character errors, but it seems I was able to suppress them.



(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz27/Chaosvolt/Utterly%20DDA%201/Utterly%20DDA%202/1_zpsy1hu9xti.png)

Been a year since things really went downhill, hasn't it? Hard to tell, since I only went near the cities on occasion, seems like it really fell apart a year ago. Decided I'd try and find civilization, but not much seems to be around.

(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz27/Chaosvolt/Utterly%20DDA%201/Utterly%20DDA%202/2_zpsv1iaxlhz.png)

Recently met up with a fellow traveller, seems she's on the same idea as I am. Evidently spotted a campsite on the way, but wasn't that eager to raid it until she had a good idea of the area, and so far spotted some sign of a building to the south. Weird, didn't think I was anywhere near town yet.

Decided to ask if I could do anything to help, and seems she's convinced something weird's going on lately, and wants to find a relic of some kind. Seems I'm near town, bit northeast of me, but she thought the building she saw to the south almost looks like some kind of church. Maybe this idea of the world getting all supernatural isn't as weird as I first thought, if you've got buildings just popping up in the middle of the woods.

Started heading over to the campsite found a giant stash of food looks like an abandoned attempt at building a cabin of some kind. Good place to stash things on the way to the cathedral.

(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz27/Chaosvolt/Utterly%20DDA%201/Utterly%20DDA%202/3_zpsrjwjbhed.png)

Along the way I decided to cook up some game, and it seems the smell attracted a bear. I had a simple little lockbow and a crude spear I made, I went with the former. Didn't fare so well, if it wasn't for Alana I'd be sporting a lot worse than some scratches on my face.

Made it closer to the cathedral, I'm seeing a lot of movement in the distance, and not at all the friendly sort. Might want to hang back, wait until dark, and explore alone.

Something's definitely haunting this fucking place, alright. Should' ve brought her with me, but fuck. Got almost mauled to death by a mass of things clawing at me, seemingly invisible in the shadows. Few nasty bites, so I'm gonna need to find something to treat them before they get any worse. And only likely place to find that is deeper...

(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz27/Chaosvolt/Utterly%20DDA%201/Utterly%20DDA%202/4_zpsdjxe9dfe.png)



Well fuck me. I'm getting rusty, I think. Fuck. Save, mods folder, memorial, graveyard, etc is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B41iyfVYuWa8YXl4YVd6VGdBNG8/view?usp=sharing (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B41iyfVYuWa8YXl4YVd6VGdBNG8/view?usp=sharing)
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on March 28, 2017, 08:55:14 am
RIP
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on March 28, 2017, 11:48:16 am
Who next?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on March 28, 2017, 12:08:52 pm
Next time I'm going samurai or something better-armored. ;w;

And hmm. Noctifer maybe? Your mod is in this. Since in the old save I used my first turn to show up Arcana mod stuff (and technically showed off More Survival Tools this go-round :V), I'd bet you use that to show off CDDA+ additions. o3o
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on March 28, 2017, 01:33:45 pm
If its my turn then I'll get around to it soon, gotta do some stuff first and then Ill get going with it.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on March 28, 2017, 01:51:16 pm
i can probs do a thing maybe
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on March 28, 2017, 02:40:26 pm
i can probs do a thing maybe
If you want to go ahead, you can have my turn.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on March 28, 2017, 03:51:08 pm
Whatever works. If it works. :V
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on March 28, 2017, 07:47:58 pm
shittily done ooc post because i'm tired and about to sleep probs
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/174146571909201920/296426554874003457/1.png)
Started off as a mall cop, partied up with the NPC, she wanted me to kill her mother, gave me some wheat seeds.   Bitch.
half of the screenies i have are invalid because i was gonna do a character post but fuck it
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/174146571909201920/296426561408598018/4.png)
killed a bunch of zambies
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/174146571909201920/296426564042883075/6.png)
Went to leave the mall.   Nope.   Nah fam.
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/174146571909201920/296426567448395776/8.png)
why don't i have keys i work here
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/174146571909201920/296426567435812866/7.png)
LEG IT MATE
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/174146571909201920/296426567503183875/9.png)
Pulled off a textbook J-turn.   Flawlessly abandoning my mate (and probable work buddy)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/174146571909201920/296426569793273857/10.png)
Some shit I couldn't be bothered nicking.
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/174146571909201920/296426601695019018/14.png)
Once more unto the breach.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on March 28, 2017, 08:15:45 pm
Eh, I'm basically the only one that does in-character posts. 3:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on March 28, 2017, 10:01:53 pm
Eh, I'm basically the only one that does in-character posts. 3:
I posted from a third person point of view with Alexis, does that count?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on March 28, 2017, 10:03:31 pm
Maybe. :V
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on March 29, 2017, 09:36:45 am
I tried, i am no good at it. .~.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on March 29, 2017, 11:43:50 am
I tried, i am no good at it. .~.

It's fine, just frustrating. Mostly because your evidently copy-pasted your mods folder, but I dunno what you did to it to eat so many important files. D:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on March 29, 2017, 12:57:39 pm
I have no clue ;-;
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on March 29, 2017, 04:14:10 pm
YEAH FUCK IT OOC POSTS ALL THE WAY.
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/174146571909201920/296736121340297217/16.png)
guys be wanderin
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/174146571909201920/296736129661665280/17.png)
ran to the forest because why not
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/174146571909201920/296736152466227210/20.png)
start cooking shit cause i hungry
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/94709041074274304/296729657989136384/circling_me.png)
ah fuck
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/174146571909201920/296736156949676042/21.png)
AH FUCK
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/174146571909201920/296736162696134657/22.png)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/174146571909201920/296736166143852544/23.png)
AH FUCK
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/174146571909201920/296736170229104641/24.png)
AH FUCK
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/174146571909201920/296736182379741184/dead.png)
Then I think I died from exposure.

How do you want me to SMASH THAT SAVE BUTTON?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on March 29, 2017, 06:12:28 pm
Damn son. We've been jinxed, I think all three of us died on day 1 didn't we?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on March 30, 2017, 08:42:51 am
I died on day 3
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on March 30, 2017, 11:03:24 am
https://www.dropbox.com/s/znefh07t8z28zr3/CDDA%20succession%20game.zip?dl=0
It should work, tell me if it doesn't.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on March 30, 2017, 11:13:56 am
I died on day 3

Oh right, derp.

And now hmm, who's next?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on March 30, 2017, 02:33:44 pm
Guess its my turn now.
Goal: Survive day one!
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on March 30, 2017, 03:36:23 pm
Yiss, do it. o3o
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on March 30, 2017, 03:53:14 pm
I would've been fine if not for the fact that all anyone could hit was my head.
I died from my mouth being cold because I took a couple a' punches to the face like a wuss.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on March 30, 2017, 03:58:24 pm
I would've been fine if not for the fact that all anyone could hit was my head.
I died from my mouth being cold because I took a couple a' punches to the face like a wuss.
]

Those punches exposed your brain for more efficient cooling.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on March 30, 2017, 04:47:20 pm
Survivor Log - Subject: Maryalice Snowfield
This is a diary I will keep to help maintain my sanity. The world has fallen but that does not mean I should as well. I need to remember what it is to be human. I prepared for this, time to put it to action! For anyone reading this, here is my story.
Backstory:
My name is Maryalice Snowfield, age 26, a professional bionic prepper! At least that is before the cataclysm went down. I have always had a love for the outdoors an spend alot of time camping and learning the ways of the forest. I have developed very useful skills in my time there, skills that will help me survive. I got my lucky break when I won a minor state lottery and had enough money to retire at age 22. I put my money in investments and lived off the interest; that is not to say I bought some nice things first. I soon become a prepper with my wealth and free time, taking survival course A thru Z, buying gear X and Y and eventually even augmented myself to supplement my skills set; gear can be lost of broken, bionics are part of you. I was regarded as a loon with too much money and time since I was convinced the end was near...look who is laughing now! The end was near but not even I knew how near it was or how devastating it would be. An economic collapse is one thing but this! Everything outside it trying to kill you! Let me recount the events that happened when the bombs fell...
I was going thru inventory check when the broadcasts informed us to evacuate. Rumors of mass riots and the chinese invasion had me on edge as well as the recent bombings and militarization of certain areas. I took my gear and rode the bus that was to take me and a dozen others to the evac shelter. There we spend a couple of days waiting. Things suddenly calmed down. Another bus pulled up and said they were to transport people of the surviving evac shelters to a refugee center. Surviving evac shelters? Did that mean... I refuse to go, this place withstood so far and I would not go to an unknown place that might not be as secure. The rest went along and I remain alone for the rest of the day. I went through the stockpiled food I had in my bad and and was planing my next move when someone else entered the evac shelter.
Spoiler: Atomos (hover to show)
She said her name was Atomos (weird but who am I to judge) and needed help. My adventure had begun.
Spoiler: My start (hover to show)
Day 1:
I spoke to atomos and she explained her mother had recently died and had risen back up, she explained that the rioters where not actually rioters, but the dead who came back to life. She said to look outside and so I did. Where silence had comforted me before now I laid terrified. Dozens of living corpses walked the streets and fields, their flesh decaying but still going. Atomos told me her mother became one of those and asked if I could put her down. I agreed, I need to look for supplies soon anyway and might as well do this as well. I asked her to join me and she agreed after I told her I could protect her.
Spoiler: Recruit Succes! (hover to show)
Soon after we boarded up the place as best we could including all windows; a few doors were reinforced but many laid the same. I then build a portable brazier and a makeshift crowbar from a couple of lockers and looked up the location of the refugee center on the working console in the corner. Night came and now very hungry and thirsty I took a sip of water form my bionics and went for Atomo's home to kill her now dead mother and to search for supplies.
Along the way I had many encounters with the dead. They all behaved differently and some where harder to kill then others. Some emitted gases and acid, others were very fast and others still were very strong. Atomos managed to held her ground even without the aid of her machinegun. When I reached her home it was infested with the dead.
Spoiler: Atomos's home on map (hover to show)
We killed them all an smashed them to prevent them from getting up but her mother was nowhere in sight. I looted all I could from the house and secured a bedroom. I decided I would worry about that in the morning. I went through my inventory and gear again one last time before bed time; my clothing was in tatters from the fighting but I was relatively all right.
Spoiler: Ending Inventory (hover to show)
I still need to find more food fast to retreat to the shelter. I laid to bed and slept for a while. My sleep was interrupted by the sound of gunfire in the morning.
Spoiler: Day 2 wake up (hover to show)
What a way to start my day...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on March 30, 2017, 04:48:26 pm
I am going to play one in-game day per irl day. That way I can play,write the roleplay and take the necessary screenshots in time.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on March 30, 2017, 05:31:11 pm
Ooh, neat. owo
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: A Blitzkrieg of Butts on March 31, 2017, 11:13:41 am
Get bulletproof armor, it good.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on April 05, 2017, 02:00:57 am
Slow youkai is slow. D:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on April 05, 2017, 05:44:29 pm
I forgot this was a thing...my bad...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on April 05, 2017, 08:24:29 pm
Day 2:
Woken up by gun fire I get up to investigate, machete in hand I go outside and see there is nothing in the vicinity. I simply go back to sleep but is woken up by noise once more. I then decide to wait until daylight so that I can navigate better to find supplies. Daylight comes and Atomos wakes up saying her head wound feels bad, I inspect it and see that It is infected…great…just what we needed! We need to find antibiotics and fast or she is not going to make it…Now with sunlight at our side we head next door to find supplies. Inside was very little but after we discover a basement we found a few firearms and ammunition! We take a shotgun, MP5 smg and M1911 pistol, and we had ammo for all of it! We then went to the house next door of that and no luck on food or other such supplies but we did find a small horde. We run and made it a grocery store fighting various of the dead along the way. Upon arriving we find it has collapsed and only a few food items remain. We could not even grab those as across the street was a massive horde and we had to book it. Due to injuries, they managed to catch up to Atomos…I went back and tried to help her but there were too many…If I stayed they would if had killed me…so I left. I did not look back, she did not call back for me, I only heard her fighting; maybe she did not notice my abandonment… I make it to the evac shelter and grab a couple of sheets, head down stairs to the basement, smoke a cigarette and go to sleep…it’s been a long day…

Day 3:
I wake up and start to put some of my stuff in one of the lockers when a couple of zombies breach the barricade and attack; I kill both and then barricade the windows back. I then start to read a beauty magazine I had found earlier by the monitor since they usually have tips on sewing and I need to fix my tatters. Then zombies once again breach the windows and I fight them off. I fight more as they just keep on coming. Wave after wave come and I decide to book it. I leave what was in the locker and run. I fight many dead, not quite a horde but there were many. I reach a grocery store and I grab a cart that I soon fill with supplies. With the cart, full I then head outside to a city infected with the dead…Full to the brim… I once again run but this time to the woods, the cities are no longer worth it… I reach the city killing an undead dog and hungry cougar along the way wasting shotgun shells. Once there I can see on the distance a Curious Structure… I approach… The inside is that of a church. A lone firefighter zombie is there and I then kill it with my crossbow. I find a kitchen area and what appears to be barracks as well. I settled on one of the beds and unload some items into my cart. I try to sleep but is soon woken up by screams for help. I then decide to follow the screams, they appear to be underground… A look door to the very front lay before me, I smash it with a fire axe I found from the firefighter zombie I killed earlier. There was nothing but stairs down. Down stairs were a couple of rooms, one that was like a library with religious books, and one that appeared to be a meeting room with various chair around a large table. I took one of the religious books tittle the Cleansing Flame, it looks different form the rest and I had never heard of such a religious book. In the meeting room, I took what appeared to be the notes of some apprentice of the occult. I then headed down the room to a maze-like structure. There was a crab like creature who lashed at me but was no match for my shotgun. Inside the maze there was a couple of doors, one barricaded shut and the other unlocked. The unlocked one housed full body chainmail and a peculiar crossbow without strings. I put them in my pack and move on. I then break the barricaded door and find a sword staring in the middle of a staircase. I hit the sword and it falls. I pick up the sword and take with me upstairs, that is enough exploring for right now. Once in the barrack I decide the sheath the sword in place of my machete and to put the chain mail armor in place of some of my clothing. I now lay here with shelter, food, weaponry and a place to explore…where to begin…
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on April 05, 2017, 08:27:22 pm
I will be omitting photos since I am too lazy it distracts from the game having to screenshot it, then saving it, and having to keep track of them.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on April 05, 2017, 10:08:54 pm
Doh. <3
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on April 08, 2017, 05:59:32 pm
I died in the middle of the town with the cool weaponry on hand, here is the save.

https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ajb7I9_jqo4TgU5PuaAYE8Zxt5zq
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on April 08, 2017, 06:01:57 pm
Welp, that was sad. Not even a screenshot of your awful death? <3

Now who do da thing. D:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on April 12, 2017, 06:40:58 pm
Welp, it's either my turn or Mrno's. If he doesn't do the thing by the time I get home later today, I'll do the thing.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on April 12, 2017, 06:52:12 pm
i'll do it i guess geeze calm your tits
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on April 12, 2017, 06:53:06 pm
Huehuehue. Yissss, do it for Mother Russia. :V
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on April 12, 2017, 09:45:03 pm
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/296426473823141888/301890981949734912/2.png)
shelter done was fucked up
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/296426473823141888/301890993546985472/3.png)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/296426473823141888/301890989336035328/3.5.png)
Stole a nerd, one of you guys messed up NPCs somehow
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/296426473823141888/301890999314284546/4.png)
Turns out there's a lot of shit below me, making my game lag.
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/296426473823141888/301891005068607491/5.png)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/269076916139458561/301894171738898432/Forgetting.png)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/296426473823141888/301891024999940098/7.png)
Legged it to another town.
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/296426473823141888/301891030742204438/8.png)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/296426473823141888/301891037138518016/9.png)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/296426473823141888/301891049549332481/11.png)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/269076916139458561/301894702238793740/hotdog_froth.png)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/296426473823141888/301891087440674816/17.png)
Killed a Mi-Go
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/296426473823141888/301891092087963648/18.png)
After a hearty jog, that is.
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/296426473823141888/301891161910673408/20.png)
I STUDIED THE BLADE FOR LONG ENOUGH.
TIME TO STUDY THE GUN
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/296426473823141888/301891163965751298/21.png)
why is it always groups
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/296426473823141888/301891166738055169/22.png)
also some weed before bed
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: ApatheticExcuse on April 12, 2017, 10:06:02 pm
Holy shit, did one of you guys just survive the first day?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on April 12, 2017, 10:10:37 pm
I survived 3 days before I offed myself to continue the succession.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on April 12, 2017, 11:31:30 pm
I survived 3 days before I offed myself to continue the succession.

I'm amused that you didn't try to take on the spirit of fire. 3:

And damn son, Mrno's playing Drunk Days Ahead from the writing there.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on April 15, 2017, 12:19:39 pm
Meanwhile on Discord, Mrno apparently went down some stairs and that broke reality by causing the surface to re-gen.

I think this save is becoming some kinda cursed eldritch monstrosity. Or maybe the whole forum just kinda sucks at succession games.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on April 26, 2017, 02:23:56 am
Poor raccoon.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on April 26, 2017, 02:22:22 pm
Mrno, are you dead, or something? 3:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on April 26, 2017, 03:33:45 pm
I already said I'd given up in the VERY SAME POST YOU REFERENCED
Meanwhile on Discord, Mrno apparently went down some stairs and that broke reality by causing the surface to re-gen.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on April 26, 2017, 05:07:30 pm
Ah right. This leads to a Fun question: Should I attempt to salvage Noctifer's save, or should we go with a new world?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on April 26, 2017, 05:14:02 pm
I'd say new world.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on April 26, 2017, 05:34:05 pm
Might be best. Still intend to use Noctifer's Cata++ though, along with I guess Arcana and Mining for other third-party mods. Any other suggestions?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on April 26, 2017, 06:48:10 pm
Got a rough idea for now, tell me if any of this sounds like shit:

Quote
Mod list:
* Arcana and Magic Items
* Boats
* Cataclysm++
* Crazy Cataclysm
* Disable NPC Needs
* Extended Realistic Guns
* Medieval and Historic Content
* Mining Mod
* More Craftables
* More Survival Tools
* No Fungal Monsters
* Simplified Nutrition
* Tanks and Other Vehicles
* Vehicle Additions Pack

World Settings:
* Monster evolution set to twice as slow as default.
* Monster speed at 50%.
* Static NPCs are on.
* Everything else is at default.

Still on shitty laptop with busted arrow key though, so will fuck with this when I get home. :V
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on April 26, 2017, 10:12:03 pm
I would suggest making cities a bit larger so that the map_generator doesn't go apeshit.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on April 26, 2017, 10:17:42 pm
Eh? Why, it wants bigger cities in the latest build? I normally turn city size down blin. D:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on April 26, 2017, 10:18:54 pm
Eh? Why, it wants bigger cities in the latest build? I normally turn city size down blin. D:
That had been my experience, completely anecdotal so I might be wrong.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on April 26, 2017, 10:21:36 pm
Last I checked, cemeteries and other overmaps have been fucky in general, so... :V
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on April 27, 2017, 03:12:50 am
Alright, figured I'd get chargen out of the way at least, because guess who took fucking forever to get home?

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715641812746243/307051039931236353/1.png)

This isn't going to end well, is it? Also, you smol babby, no murmillo or retiarius in this arena?

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715641812746243/307051162685800451/2.png)

It's worth pointing out that monomolecular blade has the UNARMED_WEAPON flag, so no unarmed skill for the blade profession is kinda derp. Unless you add an override I guess. In any case yay, I only had to hit Y one extra time. o3o
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on April 27, 2017, 11:43:47 am
Yeah, um. Fuck that noise. Turns out the gladiator start is kinda just "you versus an assload of NPCs" and I died in fucking minutes. Gonna reset world and try a different start. D:

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715641812746243/307197317000331274/1.png)

Fuck it, decided to be a shelter knight because I'm a big lazy twat. Less likely to get mobbed and eaten by NPCs. Our dear friend has requested that we retrieve the banner of this fallen land, and provided the magic of vitamins to aid us in our quest. Which is good, because the basement had nothing but a tshirt in it.

No sign of a school or such in the area, but the town has much to explore. And thankfully it's a pleasant day outside for a bit of mucking about in armor, it's so delightfully rare to actually be COMFORTABLE in spring with my starting gear.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715641812746243/307197318824853505/2.png)

In the closest house we find a peculiar rarity: the refridgerated binocular. And in the basement, we find...dementia. Madness. Oh. Yep, first time I've hit an arcane basement in my first house, blyat. Thankfully, mail and a kite shield is an wonderful combination, even though I have to take off my helm in the darkness.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715641812746243/307197319206535168/3.png)

This however, was a more formidble foe. Nah just kidding, though he was harder to hit and managed to rip my backpack a bit, didn't get any damage. Only real loot to be found was a book dropped by one of the strange revenents in here, an odd silver knife, and even odder leather armor. Much odd, I thought the books at least would spawn.

Soon as I step outside, I'm greeted by a shocker and a spitter. Both die without much hassle, but I do suffer my first actual injuries.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715641812746243/307197319391084547/4.png)

Oh. I think they were fleeing from an oversized bowl of ramen. Which I took out in literally one hit. After a bit of cooking and preparing water, time to maybe hit up a grocery store for the holy grail on wheels, a shopping cart. Got that easily enough and gathered all my shit.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715641812746243/307218742243491843/5.png)

No zombie, it is you who will get grabbed. Still searching for one of those overpopulate-the-planet houses that tend to have flags.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715641812746243/307218774224928769/6.png)

I don't think I need weed, I'm already tripping balls here, penguins in random basements. Quietly noped out of there when I realized there were half a dozen down there. I've also noticed mow that spitter zombies seem to have lost the ability to hit the broad side of a barn. Twice now, one of a dozen tiles away managed to place the whole pool several tiles off from where I'm standing.

Soon enough night falls, forcing me to doff my helm again. Will want to make a balaclava for this event sometime. While checking one of the last few houses on this end of town, I notice an oddity. A house that's heavily damaged, and at least one undead I didn't kill.

Appears that I've been in this house, but some undead might've collapsed part of it. Likely the brute that just knocked me around a little bit, making me have to fumble around in the dark to find my shopping cart again. Enough reason to head back to the shelter.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715641812746243/307221313532067840/7.png)

And with that, well-supplied with food yet no closer to finding a flag, the second day dawns.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on April 27, 2017, 02:42:08 pm
Triple post.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on April 27, 2017, 03:22:40 pm
Mrno is a derp. <3

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715641812746243/307234968642519041/8.png)

Meanwhile, ventured out to resume sweeping the last of the houses on the north side of town. Bunch of undead and dogs are playing in a minefield. Soon however, the last of the northern houses have been swept through. Might just keep circling the area and looting. After that the rest of the day is a fairly mundane bit of crafting stuff.

For the third day, decided I'm going to complete a sweep of all the houses in town if I can. Along the way, finally find a nope zone in a basement. After a few more uneventful houses and a small gunsmithing store, I find an interesting little basement.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715641812746243/307267535047229450/9.png)

At least interesting now that they aren't all over the place. The most useful part is ultimately the SKS I find there, as I'd decided if I do branch out into being a knight with a gun, 7.62x39mm is a good round to focus on. Also provides a safe place to skim the books I've found, and sleep away the end of day 3.

By now the shopping cart's full, so I'm gonna have to either dump the jugs of rotting milk, or head back to the shelter. Somehow that's a hard choice to make. I blame the fact that it won't rot away entirely in a vehicle, last I checked.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715641812746243/307278066445582346/10.png)

And here we have a alley you don't want to meet in a dark fellow. No wait, that came out wrong. This would be a rare time when I get some use out of the SKS, as I'm still not able to just kill everything in melee without a little pain, like with last brute I encountered.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715641812746243/307278059097161738/11.png)

And this is one of the other things I was searching for. My shield is getting a bit battered up. A soldering iron for my sword would be nice too, but I have a welder if I'm desperate. So ends day 4, pretty much.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715641812746243/307346873146933248/12.png)

I set out for the nearby craters to gather stone for something I'm working on, when the dreaded moose attacks! It...actually goes well, in that it can't harm me. In fact a few hits send it running.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715641812746243/307346872807194626/13.png)

And thus the prize, some extra meat and hide. Got enough rocks for now, and then along the way I encountered a deer passing by. Hit it once, it started to flee. When I realized it could outrun me, I threw my sword at it. It's super-effective. Project is a charcoal kiln and smoker, so I can try to get this milk powdered.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715641812746243/307346874392641556/14.png)

This...was effectively my end goal. Yesss. Only took me a whole fucking week.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715641812746243/307371711496585219/15.png)

Well, after a bit of exploring, what have we here? Time to see how deadly this can be. Already I somehow manage to wrap a zombie with a sword. And then, more milk! I must save the milk! D:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on May 01, 2017, 03:00:00 am
My sweep of the city's houses continued, and my second arcanist basement shows up. This one also finally trips me up a bit because it's rotated, which is a neat thing to see. Less neat? Three flaming eyes ohgod. Guess I'm making a beeline for the town pharmacy.

...which had literally just an empty syringe behind the counter. Fuck. Thankfully, a hurried dash back to the shelter and a good night's sleep has yet to reveal any apparent side effects from being stared at.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715641812746243/308497598027923458/16.png)

Really? Last house in town, and it has a Cleansing Flame basement? That makes 3 houses with arcanist basements, and with one for each faction. Oh well, time to start poking through the city interior.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715641812746243/308497600615546880/17.png)

First thing I see when I get in there, a tank that looks to be in almost drivable condition. Just missing some seats. It also inexplicably had a shocker zombie inside it. So now I've just about swept all the interesting spots in this town. Now a good bit of reading the books I've hoarded in all this time, and maybe soon investigating the nearby public works.

Also decided at random to fortify a church in the middle of town. Good to have something fairly secure to pop into if needed.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on May 03, 2017, 07:41:59 pm
Welp, another morning, this time spent in a fortified church. Soon was back up at the shelther, think I might go over to visit the town just northwest of us.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715641812746243/309471774343561216/18.png)

No. Bad moose. Fuck off. Fucked it up in 3 hits, took no damage. Survivor Combatives OP. Soon in town, scouting the zone a bit, doing some light looting as summer offially begins. Might call it a turn here in fact, as this is taking a while...

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715641812746243/309471770543390721/19.png)

Fuck it, save is here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h93abuz0735nuqr/Utterly%20DDA%203.zip?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/h93abuz0735nuqr/Utterly%20DDA%203.zip?dl=0)

Contains the whole build I used, in case other versions fuck things up. If you DO use a different build, remember to copy the mods, save, graveyard, AND memorial folders.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on May 03, 2017, 10:04:19 pm
"Catnip."
"Catnip, wake up."
"Can you really get her out of here?"
"Yeah yeah, Catnip, goddamnit, get up."
"If we can't, you know what will happen..."
"Yes, I know, jesus christ. Here, help me get her into this subject suit."
"They'll lobotomize her!"
"I said I know, for fucks sakes Gerrard. Help me he- wait. Stop. Did you hear that?"
"Wait. Stop. Did you hear that?"
"oh fuck. fuck fuck fuck. Block that door."
"Set power settings to three... better make it four."
*SMASH*
"Get her out of here Nathan! I'll stall it! I'll-"
*SMASH*
"Block that door. Block that door. Stop. Did you hear that? They'll lobotomize her! TEKELI-LI!"
*SMASH*
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on May 03, 2017, 11:33:34 pm
What even have you done.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on May 04, 2017, 06:32:49 am
It's called a prologue, shush.

She only remembered a few things from her captivity. First, the feel of the mutagens doing their work. Second, the blank looks of the scientists as they administered it. Third, the few books she was allowed to have in her room. An educational book titled "planes, trains, and automobiles," more a childs picture book than anything else, and a book titled "under the hood" a mechanical manual that the scientists thought she was frankly too stupid to read.

"Alright Catnip, this way. Gotta get you out of here before the security measures seal the doors."

What was his name again? Nathan. Her handler. He always seemed a bit unhappy about something. Never let her outside though, requests to do so always made him upset, so she had stopped. Seemed like he'd decided that today was the day that she would get to go out though.

Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on May 04, 2017, 12:12:31 pm
I'm betting it's experiment rather than lab challenge.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on May 04, 2017, 04:38:06 pm
flesh angel in a basement, barely got out alive.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on May 04, 2017, 04:54:19 pm
No screenshots, no continuation to the little opening story, no even showing your character or anything you've done this wholr? Literally just one line vaguely hinting at all the shit we're missing.

10 outta 10.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on May 04, 2017, 08:26:55 pm
Shush you. Shush you shushy face. LET THE SHUSHENING COMMENCE!

I'll get screenshots in a bit, nothing really worth screenshotting. As for story and events though.

It had been five days. Five days in a car. That's what it was for sure, Catnip had seen plenty of cars in one of her favorite books. She didn't think five days in a car would be so boring though. Nathan kept her wrapped up tight in a blanket so people couldn't see her. "Too much of an anomaly." He would say to himself, "Too weird for the rest of them, not that it matters much anymore." She got to try all sorts of new things though. Different foods, especially foods. She was particularly fond of chocolate. To her dismay, the chocolate melted when she left it in the sun. The sun was another thing, it hurt her eyes. It made her uncomfortable. On the second day, nathan had bought her a cheap pair of black spectacles, and the sun didn't hurt so much after that. There seemed to be a lot of panic on the radio, but a while ago the radio went mostly quiet. On the fourth day, the car went quiet and they had to walk. Nathan led her into a place full of trees. She'd seen trees through the windows in the car, but she hadn't been allowed to leave the car most of the time. Not even to look at the trees. The smells of this place were a wonder to her. The sounds too. What were all these sounds? Gone was the low drone of distance machinery and the hum of the lights in her room. Just the wide open spaces, the lonely howl of the wind, the chirping of, what Nathan assured her, were birds.

"Ok Catnip. Go." Confusion. Go? Go where? What? "You're free now Catnip. Free to do whatever you want. I'm sure you can survive out here fine, now go on. get out of here." Out here? Go? Free? "I don't understand." Said Catnip. Nathan had brought her out to the woods to... what? Abandon her? Absurd. How absurd. Yet, here they were. "Of course not. Listen. The world... The world isn't as it should be anymore. There's so much I could tell you, but you wouldn't understand a word of it. So, just go alright. Stay away from houses, stay away from people. They aren't friendly. Not anymore. If you see people and they won't talk to you, run away, got it?" Catnip got it. Simple instructions. She could do that. But she wasn't sure what to do beyond that. "But what do I do?" She asked. "I don't know Catnip. Whatever you want. What do you want to do?" Catnip thought about it. Unused to the outside world, and not well educated, her scope only extended to what she did know. What she had taught herself from the books she had been allowed to keep; trains, planes, and automobiles. "I want to build a train." Nathan smirked at that, "Catnip, you don't even know what a train is." "Yahuh! I seen pictures in books! and I learned how they work!" He wasn't smirking at her anymore, in fact he seemed a bit suspicious. The kind of suspicious that she knew usually bloomed into anger. "How do you know? How did you learn?" She backed away, "I... books?" 'Of course,' Nathan thought, 'Of course. She can't read, she must have taught herself from those outdated manuals we let her keep. I'm having a hard time believing she could learn from pictures alone... Nothing else to read but those and she...' She learned. She was probably a fairly adept mechanic at this point. Hell, she probably could have fixed the car when it broke down. Hell, it occured to him that she could have used that knowledge to escape, but either she was too stupid to make the attempt, or the thought never crossed her mind. That irritated him even more. "Just... just go Catnip. Here, this is called an 'MRE.' It won't taste great, but it'll keep you fed for at least a couple days." She looked at the silvery package he handed her. "Roast Beef In Gravy." She didn't know what "roast beef" or "gravy" was, but she knew, from what Nathan said, it was food. "Are you sure you want me to go?" She asked, not really wanting to leave, but Nathan was already disappearing into the foliage. In only a moment, she was alone in the woods with nothing but the sound of the wind and rustling leaves around her.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on May 04, 2017, 11:40:28 pm
And now it's sad. ;w;
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on May 05, 2017, 02:28:10 am
Spoiler (hover to show)
She started with only 3 in mechanics and 2 in fabrication, and that was it. other than the points I put into str and dex.

Something VERY interesting to me though, far more than the story or the succession as a whole, what did you do to this copy of cataclysm that it isn't crashing every three minutes and why are the saves so small?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on May 05, 2017, 03:42:07 am
Something VERY interesting to me though, far more than the story or the succession as a whole, what did you do to this copy of cataclysm that it isn't crashing every three minutes and why are the saves so small?

I simply used a build I'd been using for a good while, which confirms it to not be pure shit? :V
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on May 05, 2017, 05:20:49 am
For awhile, she just wandered around. She had time to think. At first, she was confused. Her confusion gave way to unhappiness. The more she thought about her and Nathans journey here, and what it had culminated in several days before, the more her unhappiness turned to anger and contempt. Anger and contempt for Nathan. Why would he take her all the way out here, show her so much of the world outside the room she had lived in her whole life, and then simply leave her? She had several days hiding from the strange creatures she encountered in the woods or spent shivering in the cold dark, to think about it. A week went by. She adapted. She didn't know it, but she had been engineered to be adaptable. Learning to live out here had been traumatic, but not difficult. The animals that barked had given her the worst time. "Dogs," she had once seen pictures in childrens books when she was still small. But the dogs weren't all friendly. Some of them were large, and howled after her. She knew to climb when she caught wind of the howling ones. The greasy black ones too. And the thin ones. They were even worse. The howlers would give up after awhile, but the greasy ones and the thin ones didn't. They didn't seem to eat. Ever. Big things in the woods too, with horns. They were dangerous. Shaggy furry animals with big claws, less aggressive, but bigger than the dogs. The buzzing things, and the spiders were pretty bad. She saw spiders all the time in her room, but never so big. On the first day, she'd stolen an egg from a giant web, but the egg had burst, showering her with ichor and small hand sized spiders.

There was something new in the forest now though. A familiar noise. "Catnip?" It was Nathan. She wasn't ready to forgive him, and just hearing him shout for her just made her angrier. What did Nathan always do when he was angry with her? He hit her. That might make her feel better. She was free now, she could do what she wanted. At first, she wanted to just ignore those calls, but now that the thought had come to her, she thought maybe she'd like to try another new experience.
(http://i.imgur.com/pTkwGpD.png)
"Catnip! There you are! I'm so so sorry, I shou-"
(http://i.imgur.com/r2wFQjc.png)
"Agh! Catnip! What the fu-"
(http://i.imgur.com/hyUmgDL.png)
"Catnip! No! Stop!"
(http://i.imgur.com/MnDUH5M.png)
"Please... why...?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on May 05, 2017, 11:44:26 am
Oh damn son. Shit just real.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on May 06, 2017, 12:54:42 am
Catnip felt bad. She wasn't sure what this feeling creeping in on her, wrapping itself around her and squeezing like a giant hand, but she didn't like it. She believed it to be a feeling called "guilt." The thing was, she couldn't recall hitting Nathan so many times. She remembered perfectly the moment when he stopped moving though and the bit where hitting him suddenly wasn't fun anymore was very clear in her mind. The part in between was a bit fuzzy. She must have got a bit carried away. Still, she felt bad. She felt bad when she'd clubbed the howlers too, at first. Killing the howlers had been necessary though, and in the end it had kept her fed for a little longer. Taking them apart had been a bit gross though. She looked from where she was sitting over at Nathan. Definitely dead, but the thought of disassembling him like she had the howlers bothered her even more than the act of bludgeoning him to death had been. She quiet liked his coat though. Divesting him of his clothes, most of which seemed to be in her size, hadn't bothered her in the least. A few more days in the woods, her nights no longer spent shivering in the cold, and she decided she had to move on. Sticking around here just reminded her of what she'd done, and she couldn't dwell on such things if she was to accomplish her goals. Yes, time to move on.

OOC: I didn't realize you'd set the seasons so damn short. I glanced at the clock to see how much time I had left in spring and to my wonder, summer was almost over. Mostly I've been gathering parts and vehicles. Wondering what the hell my train was going to run off of until I found... A thing, let's just say "a thing." I will do the thing with this thing. I just need to keep other players in the succession from finding and stealing "them" (I found multiple.) as this train project is likely to take several turns.

Also, the acidic zombies are kicking my ass, and a survival knife doesn't fit in a sheath?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on May 06, 2017, 02:55:31 am
OOC: I didn't realize you'd set the seasons so damn short. I glanced at the clock to see how much time I had left in spring and to my wonder, summer was almost over. Mostly I've been gathering parts and vehicles. Wondering what the hell my train was going to run off of until I found... A thing, let's just say "a thing." I will do the thing with this thing. I just need to keep other players in the succession from finding and stealing "them" (I found multiple.) as this train project is likely to take several turns.

Meanwhile it felt like it took me ages just to finish up a single 14 day season. D:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on May 08, 2017, 12:50:03 pm
"Hey-o baby doll." Catnip didn't look up from her copy of "fundaments of internal combustion." The pictures of the more modern machines in it were deeply fascinating. "what have you got for me Carmello?" Carmello snatched at his groin, "Oh baby, I got all sorts of things for you." She wasn't interested. When Catnip had first met Carmello, he'd made a pass at her that had gone completely over her head. Back then, she'd been keen on talking to anybody who didn't attack her on sight but didn't know a thing about how to do it without being... strange. Later on, she would learn. Carmello and others had brought her books. Books of every kind. From these and the conversations she had with others, she learned very quickly. It was obvious to those talking to her though that she wasn't quiet the same as everyone else. "Aw, baby, you ain't no fun. Here, I got some of the stuff. Any of these what you wanted?" She looked through the various parts he'd brought her. "Yeah, these I can use I think. How about books?" He pulled a couple childrens books out of his pack and lay them out in front of her. "I have all these already, thanks though. Be a... what's the word... dear? Be a dear and put them on the shelf with the others please." He sulked. "Sure sure. What have you got for me though?" She gestured at another book at the edge of her work table and Carmello opened it up.
"Catnip baby, this ain't the stuff I wanted. This ain't porn. I can't beat my bishop to this." Catnip didn't see what he meant. "It looks like porn. What's a bishop?" The book was an art history textbook. "Paintings of the Renaissance." Carmello decided he would just leave it. He didn't have the time to explain this stuff to Catnip again for what he thought would feel like the hundredth time. "Bishops a religious thing. Don't worry about it."
"Oh. But, what's religion got to do with your pornography?"
"Nevermind. I gotta go. Honey's at the refugee center expecting me."
"kay, see you later then. Don't forget your pornography."
"It's not porn."
"kay."
It had been a year since she'd been spirited out of the lab and left in the woods. A few days less than a year since she bludgeoned her handler to death. People like Carmello had helped her get by and even get used to the world as it was. For them it was hard though. To catnip, this was just the world she knew. To them, it was the ruin of the world they knew. They gave each other something to occupy themselves. They could provide for each other as well. Catnip gave them her mechanical expertise, and in exchange, they gave her chocolate. Most of all, they gave her information on where she could find parts she needed. Thanks to them, things would carry along at a steady pace. Catnip would need a lot of things before this was all through, and they would help.

OOC: If you take something, leave chocolate. Chocolate or plutonium cells. I NEED THEM FOR THE REACTORS!
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on May 08, 2017, 03:52:38 pm
Glorious.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on May 16, 2017, 07:12:39 pm
File: RXM-74 (Tales of the Cataclysm Series) (Historical Archive)
Subject: Roxanne Luna
Profession Pre-Cataclysm: Bionic Assassin
Gender: Female
Pre-Cataclysm Age: 28
Pre-Cataclysm Traits:
•   Cannibal
•   Fast Reader
•   Light Step
•   Pretty
•   Psychopath
•   Skilled Liar
•   Spiritual
•   Stylish
•   Terrifying
•   Weak Scent

•   Addictive Personality
•   Animal Discord
•   Farsighted
•   Heavy Sleeper
•   Insomniac
•   Lightweight
•   Near Sighted
•   Sleepy

Pre-Cataclysm Physical Ability Score:
Strength: 8
Dexterity: 8
Intelligence: 10
Perception: 8




Post-Cataclysm Traits: (Fey Threshold)
•   Strong
•   Extremely Dexterous
•   Fey eyes
•   Infection Resistant
•   Cannibal
•   Fast Reader
•   Light Step
•   Glorious
•   Psychopath
•   Skilled Liar
•   Spiritual
•   Stylish
•   Terrifying
•   Weak Scent
•   Pointed ears
•   Disease Resistant
•   Extremely Perceptive
•   Stretchy Limbs
•   Extremely Smart
•   Tireless

•   High Thirst
•   Fast Metabolism
•   Chemical Imbalance
•   Rough Skin
•   Addictive Personality
•   Animal Discord
•   Farsighted
•   Heavy Sleeper
•   Insomniac
•   Lightweight
•   Near Sighted
•   Sleepy
•   Hollow bones
•   Bad back
•   Weakening
•   


Post-Cataclysm Physical Ability Score:
Strength: 11
Dexterity: 15
Intelligence: 16
Perception: 14

Pre-Cataclysm Backstory:

Roxanne Luna grew in a small town in the New England region since birth. She knew not of wealth or poverty at any point as either a child or adult. While not a genius by any extent of the word she was smarter than your average joe, or jane in this case, which caused her to excel in her local school among her peers. To her it was trivial memorization and, being a small town and all, there wasn’t much competition or incentive to make the curriculum hard in the first place.

In school, from elementary to high school, she would be found in the library when not in the classroom just reading countless stories from all time periods. She did not play or talk with her peers during breaks, did not join any extra-curricular activities and shunned a communication outside of school save for the times she had group projects. The few times she was forced to participate in group activities she would find it was easy to convince others to do her biding. “Did you get an A in the previous project? I did not think so! So just do what you are told and we will finish this by the end of the week” She wasn’t like by anyone beyond her looks, not necessarily hated just had no friends since she talked to no one and those that she did was when doing group work where she was just ordering around. It was a mutual thing, she talked to no one and no one talked to her back.

Starting in high school she started to get an interest in the spiritual. She read religious text from countless societies and regions fascinated by their influence on the masses. She read of religious and cult leaders alike, she admired how they guided the masses. She took part in many rituals and made her own as well. She started talking to people to join her in her activities, mostly guys who though they could then sleep with her if they went along. This lasted until graduation ending with her amassing a small following among those with similar interest as her due to her knowledge on the subject.

After graduation, she worked retail since she had no interest in college and her knowledge dealing with people (including her bosses) made her fit right in. She was miserable having no choice on who to interact; she especially hated those who she labeled as unintelligent, to put it nicely. She wanted to do more with her life, wanted to lead as she did before, engage in the spiritual. She was considering a career as a televangelist but she would have to narrow her interests to just Christianity and she was not about to do that. So for the mean time she remain where she was slowly climbing the corporate ladder.

Roxanne was a frequent visitor of the dark web since many people into the spiritual and occult shared their experiences openly with no worry of social or professional repercussions. She had heard of online hitman before but had dismissed them as a hoax. One day in her usual browser session she stumbled open a new group who called themselves the “Shadows of Arcana”, their goal was to rid of the world of the “imperfect”. This peaked her interest as she had this believe as well after a few years of working retail, she wanted the “mouth breathers” gone. Interested she communicated with them, one thing lead to another and she met with them in person. Little I know but some of the members known as the “eraser” had an interest in Roxanne. She learned that this sect were paid hitman who worked for the religious saying they eliminated those in the way of the enlighten. She was told she would make a perfect fit from here desires, personality and skill set; the promised here power in return, the latest in bionic augmentation to aid her in her “quest”. Many successful “cleansings” allowed the order to have the latest toys, bionics included. She agreed to help their cause seeing as a way to escape he former life and getting to eliminate those who made it such a miserable time in the first place. The order satisfied her itch for the occult and spiritual and her desire to see the “imperfect’ gone as well, this made her committed to them until the cataclysm struck…

On here way to one of her “quests” was when it all went down. Roxanne was aware of the rumors but simply dismissed them for both implausibility and lack of interest. It was on her way to her target that the dead were assaulting the living, when those she had once enjoyed taking down now targeted her. They overwhelmed her vehicle, they chased her thought the city, they managed to cause a wound to infection…but she managed to reach the house of her target. They let her come in to hide from the chaos outside; Roxanne called the order but they did not pick up. She barely made it and it she knew many of them will, or had already, end like the masses outside. From what she had experience she knew it things had changed; know she will need to rely on those she once despised and was augmented to kill if she was to survive…she know had a choice, finish what she had came here to do or make them the first soul to help her survive…
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on May 16, 2017, 11:34:07 pm
Oh this gon be gud. 3:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on May 19, 2017, 05:46:46 pm
Day 1: Roxanne concluded that all ties to the old world had been severed, including her current mission. She decided that she now would need to start anew, she decided to spare her target, Hilario Singh. She did not know anything about her target, she never did, except that he had somehow pissed off the order since they don’t just target people as far as she knew.

“At least we got shelter”, uttered trying to lighten up the situation. “Yeah” responded Roxanne, “What should we do know?” “We should get a car up and running to leave the city as soon as possible.”, Suggested Hilario. This seemed like a good idea to her, with how things are staying in the cities would be too risky. “What’s your name?” asked Hilario. “Roxanne”, she answered.” “Name is Hilario, nice to meet you.” “Yeah…I know…”, Roxanne thought to herself. Roxanne looked at her wound and noticed it was infected “Great”, she muttered to herself, “just what I needed…”. “I am going to go for a supply run before I leave, need anything?” Roxanne asked Hilario. “You know, this might be a bit forward but I think I have an idea of who did this.”, Hilario explained, “A little bit to the east passing the hospital there is an office tower that always rubbed me the wrong way, could you go there and bring me one of those corporate books and I will show you who is at fault!”. “Alright, I guess I can do that.”, Roxanne told Hilario, “Lets go then.” “Why should I go with you?” Roxanne was confused since she had realized Hilario was onboard when mentioning the car Idea. Nevertheless, Roxanne need a way to convince Hilario to join her as she knew she could use the extra hand; Roxanne extended her bionic blade making Hilario flinch a bit. “See this?”, Roxanne asked, “From the looks of it I say I could make a pretty decent body guard no?” “Fair point,” Hilario said, “I don’t even have a weapon…You got it, I am with you!” “Great!”, exclaimed Roxanne, “Now lets stop by the hospital to patch myself really quick”, Roxanne said showing her bite to Hilario, “and then off we go to the tower for your book.”

Roxanne and Hilario gather all the stuff they could before realizing they did not have enough space. They then went outside when the noticed a car was nearby. Upon further inspection they realized it was in working condition! “Jackpot!”, exclaimed Roxanne. They got in the car but soon realized the keys were missing. “Can’t you just hotwire it?”, asked Hilario. “I have never done so and besides we would need something like a screwdriver to turn the ignition which we don’t have.”, explained Roxanne. “So much for a car…”, said Hilario disappointed. “There are more cars out there, will find one that working.”, said Roxanne.

That’s when Roxanne noticed the clothing store. “Hey lets go there!”, Roxanne signaled towards the clothing store. “Why?, asked Hilario. “We might as well get more appropriate clothing for this situation no?”, said Roxanne. “If you really think so”, muttered Hilario uninterred. In the clothing store they did a quick clothing change and by the end of it Hilario had change to more practical clothing like boots and cargo pants while Roxanne was now dressed as if ready for the meeting of Royals. “I thought you said we were to change into more appropriate clothing?”, asked Hilario annoyed. “Just because we are in the cataclysm doesn’t mean I have to stop looking my best!”, exclaimed Roxanne. “There is no other person around her but me that you could ‘impress’ by your ‘style’…”, said Hilario with sprinkled sarcasm. “Is it working?”, asked Roxanne in a playful manner. “No”, asserted Hilario. “Fine!”, pouted Roxanne.

“Look!”, exclaimed Hilario, “There is a military Humvee outside!” Both swiftly went outside to inspect it. “Please let this one have them,” pleaded Roxanne, “Keys! It has them!” They both got on and turned the ignition; it would not turn on. “What’s going on”, asked Roxanne confused. “The battery must be dead, if we can find one that works we might be able to get this going.”, said Hilario. “It would be pretty sweet to ride around in this thing.”, added Roxanne. “That it would”, said Hilario pointing at the mounted machine gun in the back. “Lets get the one from the car that did not have the keys!”, exclaimed Roxanne. “Great idea!”, said Hilario in approval.

Once back by the previous car they lifted the hood to check the battery. “Its bolted shut…”, muttered, “We are going to need pliers or the such to get it off…” “Its always something!”, Roxanne angrily yelled. It was then when the head it, the moans of something approaching; a skeleton slowly creeped its way towards them. “Stay back,” declared Roxanne, “only attack if your life depends on it!” Roxanne approached the creature and contemplate powering her CQB bionic; she had no combat experience since her relied solely on it during her entire “career”. She decided against it in the end saying to herself, “This thing is slow and dumb, how hard can it be?” Roxanne then quickly slashed the thing to pieces, “Easier than expected if I say so myself,” Roxanne proclaimed, “its safe now Hilario, just be on the lookout.” “I am going to need a weapon if I am going to stand a chance out here.”, said Hilario. “You’re right about that…”, Roxanne said in agreement, “Lets get into that house and see if we find anything for you, or of value for that matter, before we head to the hospital.”

Roxanne and Hilario entered a house by breaking a window and swiftly looted the place. The house was mostly food and books safe for a few items. “Oh my god! I always wanted one of these!”, Roxanne screamed while pointed at a purse she found in a drawer, “Hey, there is also a backpack and trenchcoat for you as well.” Hilario put on the trenchcoat and backpack while Roxanne marbled at her new-found purse. “Wait, I am wearing all the cargo stuff…are you using me as a packmule?!” Hilario asked in an accusatory manner. “No! Of course not! Its just that I need to be as unrestricted as possible to be able to attack the dead.”, Roxanne explained. “That clothing, while nice, looks just as encumbering as mine…”, Hilario added. “Not the point”, Roxanne declared. “Anyway, we have ransacked this place and still found nothing I can use as a weapon.”, Hilario said. “Well, what are you good at?”, asked Roxanne. “I am good at cutting and piercing”, Hilario responded. “Then let me make something for you real quick.”, asserted Roxanne. After breaking a few pieces of furniture and scavenging the broken window Roxanne presented Hilario with a knife spear. “There, not as fancy as what I got going on but should do the trick.”, Roxanne said while giving the spear to Hilario.” I must say, this feels pretty good on the hands, thanks!”, Hilario exclaimed. “Now to the hospital! This thing is starting to hurt…”, Roxanne whimpered.

On the way to the hospital they had to cut through a patch of woods to avoid attracting the attention of the dead deeper into the city. Unfortunately some of the dead had been lurking by the outskirts and needed to be dispatched before they attracted the attention of others. “Ok, now that you are armed I am going to need your help, engage anything that gets too close.”, asserted Roxanne. “You got it!” exclaimed Hilario. The survivor due procedued to lure the stragglers to a chokehold on the back of a house and were they were impaled and cut by Hilario and Roxanne respectively. “Not bad, for a packmule with makeshift spear you can handle yourelf pretty well.”, Roxanne said jokingly. “I knew it!”, Hilario responded. “I am just pulling your leg. Lets continue.”, Roxanne commanded. After an uneventful pass through the woods the couple reached the hospital.

“Here we are, remember, we are not here to do a mass loot, we find the meds and we leave, go it?”, asked Roxanne. “Yeah, this place makes me uneasy already…”, responded Hilario. They slowly entered the hospital to an empty lobby. They descended down the hallway and inspected all the rooms immediate to them to no avail with limited visibility due to the lack of a flashlight. Roxanne led the way with here night vison augmentation. “How did you get those upgrades?”, asked Hilario. “It’s a long story…”, affirmed Roxanne. “Will you tell it to me one day?”, asked Hilario once again. “…Maybe one day…”, said Roxanne reluctantly. She suddenlty became lost in though about how Hilario might react if he were to find out about the order or as to why Roxanne had been sent in the first place. That’s when they heard noise. “You heard that? Something is nearby…”, Hilario whispered. The two of them then went out into the hallway once more to see two of the dead, but they were somehow different; one of them was covered in what looked like green boiling liquid and the other was bloated with purple sludge a spitter zombie and a boomer as they would become known as later on. “What the fuck is that…”, asked Hilario shocked. “I don’t know but something tell me we have to get rid of them quickly”, Roxanne answered. Soon after the boomer through its sludge at Hilary temporarily obstructing his vision but not blinded because of his safety google he was wearing. Roxanne was wearing a riot helmet she had found earlier, not as flashy as she would like but she knew it would be better in the long run, so she was not as worried about the sludge. Roxanne then quickly ran towards the spitter when it shoot acid towards the couple and it landed on their feet. “Ahhh, it fucking burns!”, shouted Roxanne. “Roxanne! Careful, that acid he is spitting!”, Hilario shouted back. “Now that’s not very fucking fair!”, exclaimed Roxanne when she got out of the acid, “It hurts like hell but we have to kill it before it shoot more!” Roxanne and Hilario then quickly dispatched the both the dead side stepping the acid. “That was intense…we need to find the meds and get out of here fast, something tells me there are more of them…”, Roxanne suggested. “Yeah, this place is too dangerous.”, affirmed Hilario.

After looking through what appeared to be every single room in the hospital and sustaining several injuries dispatching the dead the pair reached the last room. “This is just great! All of that and not a single fucking first aid kit or antibiotic! Oh but if you need an aspirin I can sure as hell hook you up!”, Roxanne yelled furiously. “Calm down, any other stragglers might hear you.”, Hilario responded. “We have been to every room here, I am sure we killed all of them,”, Roxanne responded back, ” besides, the way this wound is going, it won’t matter I don’t find meds for it soon…”. “We will find some soon, I promise, we just need to look else where.”, Hilario reassured Roxanne, “But first lets get out of here, my legs can’t take much abuse…”. “Same here…and you are right, we have to keep moving.”, Roxanne said. “Look! Is that what I think it is?” Hilario asked excitingly. To the end of the room was a CBM for an internal furnace. “That’s a Compact Bionics Module, it’s a toolkit with everything you need to install the bionic that comes in hand.”, Roxanne explained,” This particular one is an internal furnace, says it allows the host to consume organic matter to charge its power supply…could be useful if I could install it.” “To bad we can’t take it…”, said Hilario, “My volume space is full…” “That’s alright, I don’t have the know how to install it so It’s useless to us now.”, affirmed Roxanne, “Now lets get out of here, no distractions!”.

Once outside the hospital Hilario spotted a hatchback in the middle of the road ahead. “Lest go check it out, my legs are too banged up to continue walking…”, suggested Hilario. “Sure, pretty much the same here.”, Roxanne said in agreement, “Here its to hoping it works…” They go in the hatchback after a quick inspection. “Keys!”, exclaimed Roxanne, “Lets turn this puppy on!” With the turn of the key and revving of the engine the hachback turned on, they had acquired wheels. “Now that’s what I am talking about!”, Hilario screamed in enthusiasm. Roxanne proceeded to drive a few dozen yards out of a curve from the hospital when they were greeted by a nasty surprise on the road proper… The noise from the hospital skirmish had attracted a few dozen of the dead and they were in the way. There were to many cars to maneuver out of the way and they were quickly becoming surrounded. “We are going to have to fight…”, Roxanne proclaimed.” Roxanne and Hilario got out without a word, they readied their weapons and as soon as they got close they struck each one of them one by one. By the end of it they had sustained no injuries but the sun was on its way down to a sunset. “I can’t take any more of this…lets rest for today…”, Hilario declared. “Yeah…I am exhausted…and I am sure you are as well. “Roxanne said, “Lets get into that house there and rest for tomorrow. Hopefully we have more luck then.” “… We will find your meds next thing in the morning, I promise…”, Hilario reassured once more. “Thanks…lets secure the house so we can rest.”, Roxanne responded. The two of the broke into the house by prying a door with a crowbar they had made from a pipe inside the hospital. Once inside they closed all the curtains with no regards about any loot inside save for one; when they had opened the bathroom room to close its window’s curtain Roxanne found it, a first aid kit! She picked it up and then closed the curtain. “That’s all the curtains” Hilario said, “I the bedroom, had a big bed where we can both sleep at. Finally time to rest.” “You go on ahead, I have something to do first.”, Roxanne told Hilario. “And what would that be?”, Hilario asked. Roxanne simply showed him the first aid kit she had found and both of them smiled. “I’ll be there soon, save me some space.”, Roxanne requested. “Sure, don’t take to long, we have to leave early.” “Yeah, I know, don’t worry. This won’t take long”, Roxanne responded. Hilario went to bed while Roxanne patch up her wound saving the rest of the kit for a rainy day. With that done Roxanne joined Hilario in bed to finally rest after the first hectic day of many in the cataclysm. “Sit lux guide sancto sanctus…”, Roxanne whispered to herself before falling asleep.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on May 19, 2017, 07:45:53 pm
Noct liiiives. An interesting start.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on May 24, 2017, 10:15:56 pm
Day 2:

   Roxanne and Hilario woke up with no incident after a good nights rest where Roxanne had healed completely from all her previous injuries. “How is the wound feel?”, asked Hilario with emphasis. “It has completely healed along with my other injuries.”, responded Roxanne, “How about yourself?” “Everything is looking good except my legs; they are still pretty banged up”, answered Hilario.

   Roxanne and Hilario had a quick meal from the food they had scavenge yesterday. They, however, had not managed to find many drinks so even after they finished they were still quite thirsty; Roxanne did not ask or comment about it to Hilario but she knew he was thirsty as well.

   “Well, we should hop back into the hatchback and go to that office tower to get that book of yours.”, announced Roxanne. They went outside to find a few of the dead surrounding the hatchback. After a quick dispatching of then with no injuries they got into the vehicle and drove towards the office tower by off-roading via a field. The hatchback then suddenly stopped.

   “What happened?”, asked Roxanne. “We ran out of gas…”, answered Hilario pointing at the fuel indicator, “Of course! Now what?”. “We walk I guess”, suggested Roxanne, “There are some woods ahead of us anyway so we would have had to go around or leave the hatchback anyways.” “So we cut through the woods?”, asked Hilario. “Yes, we will worry about a car later.”, responded Roxanne, “One thing at a time; for now we concentrate on reaching the tower and see what we can find.

   They left the hatchback and procced on foot reaching the field. They disposed of a few wild animals that attacked them while in both the field and the woods. They eventually reached a clearing and found themselves in a campsite. “Look, there is tents and everything setup already!”, exclaimed Roxanne, “there is even an unfinished well and restroom over there!” “We could use this as a back up point if we need too.” Suggested Hilario, “but for now we should just continue since we are so close."

   After walking through the woods some more Roxanne and Hilario reached the office tower. They entered a via one of many broken windows. “Stay behind me,”, commanded Roxanne, “we don’t know what’s down and here and I am the one with night vision.” They slowly trekked from room to room looking through stuff and fighting the dead that once were preoccupied with paperwork here. They eventually reached a room with a corporate ledger and Roxanne presented it to Hilario. “Thanks!”, exclaimed Hilario, “Now to find the culprit! …Wait…uh oh…” “What’s wrong?”, asked Roxanne. “I have good news and bad news…”, answered Hilario, “The bad news is that I can’t do as much with this book as I thought I could… However, one of them left the combination to one of the safes to the local bank! Why don’t we go there and find what’s in there?” “Might as well, we need to look for more supplies and a place to dwell soon anyway.”, Roxanne expressed a bit annoyed. They explored the rest of the tower finding a couple of drinks that they quickly downed. Once they reached the stairs down they found a few vehicles in the parking lot but they did not work and garage doors did not open. They gave up on the place as fortifying it would be a nightmare and continued into the town.

   They traveled to a town south of them that was way smaller than the one they had come from. On the way to the bank with the safe they looked at the abandoned vehicles for items and a working car. The only thing of value was a jerrycan of gas they left behind since they did not have space for it and the stuff they already had was of higher priority.

   Once they reached the town they realized that their plan would be fruitless. “Its full of them…”, Hilario grimly said, “Its way too many to handle… we have to go back…” “Yeah, you are right”, Roxanne agreed, “We barely got out of the hospital. We should get out of here before we attract their attention.” “Lets fall back to the campsite we found,”, Hilario suggested, “Its far from both towns and its protected by the forest. Besides, we need to leave our items somewhere before we can gather more loot.” With a simple nod from Roxanne they went their way back to the campsite.

   Once there they picked their tents and a third for the loot. The three were close to each other in a circle with a chairs and a brazier for a campfire; cooking would not be a problem now. “So what’s the game plan?”, asked Hilario. “Remember that jerrycan we found on our way to the town?, Roxanne asked back. “Yeah, why?”, responded Hilario. “I am thinking we can take it and fill the hatchback we abandoned in the field to make it a grocery store in the main city.”, Explained Roxanne, “There two of them close together and we need the supplies and we know said hatchback works since it was gas that stopped us.” “I suppose you have a point… But why that and not any other car?”, questioned Hilario. “For one we know it works and will not have to hunt for one, “, Roxanne answered, “And second it is already on the side of the forest so we will not have to waste gas by driving around it.” “Well, then its time to get moving.”, said Hilario. “Yes, the less time we waste the better!”, proclaimed Roxanne.

Their route back for the jerrycan was going uneventfully when out of the blue they were attacked by a random man. He managed to slip unnoticed to both Roxanne and Hilario when he struck. He attacked Hilario before he could fire his weapon. Without a word Roxanne activated her CQB Bionic and adrenaline unit and rushed at the assailant at full force! After a quick exchange od blows and a few minor injuries the assailant was neutralized. “*pant*…Thanks for the help…*pant*”, wheezed Hilario. “Are you ok?!”, exclaimed Roxanne. “*pant*…It looks worse than it is, don’t worry about me…*pant*…Just give me a minute to catch my breath…*pant*”, reassured Hilario. Roxanne was not so sure about his claims but they needs the supplies and she need his help while on the raid so she took it at his word. “Alright, we will go in a few, but if you can’t go on let me know now to go back to the camp.”, Roxanne commanded. “No need, I am fine really. I’ll be ready in just a moment…” They eventually continued onwards and picked the jerrycan and went to the hatchback without further incident.

   At this point in time it was impossible to ignore the thirst Roxanne was experiencing since it was starting to affect her performance. She knew Hilario would be feeling the same way but was oddly not complaining. She need to find something to drink and fast. Once they had pour the gas to the hatchback and went their way to the grocery stores relief came in the hope of refreshment as part of the loot.

   “The grocery store is a not far from here and we can off road all the way there without alerting any of the dead.”, Roxanne pointed out. “Ok, once there we’ll just fight off whatever presence is there, get the items and get the hell away!”. Hilario exclaimed. “Yes, its getting late as well so we must hurry.”, Roxanne commanded. Once they reached the grocery stores they meet very little resistance and managed to pick up a shopping cart to aid them with the loot. “That was unexpectedly easy…”, Hilario said suspicious. “Sometimes things are that way, works for me!”, Roxanne exclaimed. They swiftly looted all items on the grocery store drinking any beverages they found along the way. When they were done with botj/ they had rid themselves of thirst but were out of drinks again. “Great, so we are going to have to loot for drinks again…”, Hilario protested. Roxanne paid no mind and took the now empty sealable containers and filled them with toilet water from the second grocery store. “Have we become so desperate that we will now drink toilet water…”, Hilario whispered in disbelief. “We will boil it when we get home to camp”, Roxanne explained. “Its either that or death for now, your choice.” Hilario simply gave a smug face and put the containers in the cart “Your appearance would suggest this would not be something you would do…”, Hilario whispered to himself. “What was that?”, asked Roxanne. “Nothing…just that we should find shelter for tonight”, Hilario said evading the question, “It’s too dark to go back to camp so we should wait it out until morning.” Roxanne looks around and see the sun barely over the horizon. “Fine, lets clear that house there.” order Roxanne pointing at the house nearest to them, “Thankfully it’s in the outskirts of town if we need to name a quick retreat.” With that being said the couple opened went inside the house closing all curtains and location a bedroom. Once they secured the house they had a quick meal before going to bed. “We managed to survive another day huh?”, Hilario commented, “Thanks for having my back against that lunatic.” “I told I made a pretty good bodyguard.” Roxanne replied in a teasing manner, “You must still be banged up from that encounter; rest up, we go back to the camp tomorrow.” “Alright, good night then.”, whispered Hilario before falling asleep. “A fast sleeper huh?”, whispered Roxanne to herself. A moment passed while Roxanne reflected on the fact that she had partnered and now defend a man she was order to kill. The order was all she knew for a long time and she did not question them once. Now, however, she was not so sure. “Sit enim ut captivi ducti miseratione amisit…”, Roxanne uttered before falling asleep herself.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on May 25, 2017, 05:51:46 pm
Interesting continuation so far.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 08, 2017, 09:11:46 am
Catnip was dreaming again. She saw it, her train. All chrome and steam and engines. Moving machinery, miles long, and she had created it. But in the dream, the train would suddenly stop, it's gears and pistons screaming in mechanized agony. The chrome would darken and the steam would drop. Rust, rust in the works. The vines would grow up around and through her glorious creation, but just as it fell into utter ruin, a light would shine down upon it and her, and the entropy would cease. The light spoke, "Seek them XE73627, seek them out. They will ensure the fruition of this dream. The first is a man, a knight in a modern time, seeking something you can provide, the banner of a fallen kingdom. The second is a woman, she is a murderer, but she has chosen mercy. She will enlighten you to the mysteries of the world. The third is a cowboy, he rides a horse of steel and brings with him the thunder of war. For him, the lead wind blows. For you, it must be so as well. You will bring to him purpose beyond himself. Gather these three, and your goal will be within reach.

She awoke and got to work immediately with her printer. The new flier read this:

SEKING 3 PEEPOL. NITE, KILUR, AN METEL COWMAN! COM TO KATNIP!
(below this is a crude crayon drawing of a knight, a woman in black, and a cowboy on an ATV.)

She would have Carmello distribute them along with the others asking for parts. Things would finally get done.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 08, 2017, 11:46:52 am
Oh that is glorious. Now I'm trying to figure out how best to change what Sir Loin was last doing. Which admittedly was just puttering about scouting the nearby area.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 08, 2017, 12:26:21 pm
A loud roar of a V6 echoes, an ATV stops outside a large refugee center. A man steps off, he takes off his gasmask and hangs it off of his backpack. He walks in the refugee center, hand resting on a large revolver on his hip. He scans the room and spots some fliers.

SEKING 3 PEEPOL. NITE, KILUR, AN METEL COWMAN! COM TO KATNIP!
(below this is a crude crayon drawing of a knight, a woman in black, and a cowboy on an ATV.)

The old man raises an eyebrow at this, he speaks up to the man giving out the fliers.
"Howdy, y'think you could give me directions to this... 'Katnip'?" The man gives directions, namely coordinates. The old man heads back to his ATV and starts the engine. The steel horse gallops towards the coordinates.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 08, 2017, 01:40:46 pm
Catnip reached into yet another microwave and gave a hard tug, ripping free the grate covering the magnetron. She reached in again and this time came out with a hand full of wires. Something in the air stopped her mid pull. Carmello? No, Carmello would be inside already. Dervish then? No, not Dervish. Dervish was as loud as his namesake. Victoria? She couldn't smell her perfume, so it wasn't Victoria... Her whiskers twitched, someone new. The microwave crashed to the floor as she rose and went to the door and looked through one of several holes. Not in the main hall yet, she had time to switch off the turret, not that it ever fired on anything. She did so and checked the side doors. They were boarded, but she had long drilled holes in them for looking out. There. There he was. Older man. Grey hair. Revolver. Her nose twitched. He was inspecting the wreckage and her haphazard traps. Beyond her wrecking yard, she could see his vehicle. How had she not heard it pull up? Big engine like that on such a small thing. "Steel horse. metal cowman- cowboy."

What to do? What to do? She could be sure of the way her usual guests would respond if she just burst through that front door,  but not this man. For someone of such age, he looked spry, quick even. Maybe even jumpy. Her heightened senses could feel the tension in his limbs, and the speed with which he might be able to draw that revolver. The two couldn't be more different. She, a childish mutant and he an aged hardcase. Maybe he wasn't a hardcase though. Maybe he was like granpap, who used to bring her the fresh bread? What to do, what to do? She quietly drew back the bolt on the door, and withdrew the lock. No, she wouldn't burst out. She would wait. Something in her told her that making him come to her would annoy him, but going to him might put him on edge. She would meet him halfway. She hadn't set the table in the hall for no reason after all.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 08, 2017, 02:13:04 pm
The knight made a careful return to the humble shelter he made his home, another fruitless search for any other survivors. And for the thing a fellow survivor of his was desperate for, a lost standard and symbol of the old world. All he managed to find was a few more supplies that, while useful, were no longer as vital as they once were, more cursed souls to send back to Hell, and...something that gave the armored wanderer pause. Signs of brief, passing activity in the town to their north, which he'd only explored the barest fringes. And a flier posted on one of the stores he cleared out the first time he ventured in.

He'd brought the peculiar printout to his waiting comrade. Neither knew what to make of it...

SEKING 3 PEEPOL. NITE, KILUR, AN METEL COWMAN! COM TO KATNIP!
(below this is a crude crayon drawing of a knight, a woman in black, and a cowboy on an ATV.)

"They might have a setup going. Some semblance of order out there. Sounds like someone that doesn't quite have their head on straight, but they might be able to get us what we're after." said the beleaguered companion.

"And one in need of a knight, among other adventurers. A worthy cause, surely. But from where would they have ventured forth?"

"If they've got enough secured to have a reliable base of operations, working copy machine even, odds are good it's one of the places hooked up to the emergency systems like this old evac shelter. Gotta be something bigger though, one of those full-scale centers they took ten years just to approve construction of. If I knew where to get any local addresses..."

The knight at this point was lost in thought, attention soon turned to the small console set up in one corner of the shelter, one of the few things there that still worked. Even with little understanding of the device other than how to poke around in the sparse menus it had available, he already began to suspect the underlooked machine held the key to what he was after, all along...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 08, 2017, 02:20:05 pm
Floyd was elbow deep in the ATV's engine compartment, digging out oily black chunks of burnt flesh. "Eugh." He throws the chunks of oily gore to the side. He looks at the area around Catnip's hideout, mannequins and husks of cars litter the front and side. Something caught Floyd's eye, a homemade blackpowder Gatling gun. He walks up to the door and inches around the pits and he knocks on the door, hand on revolver.
"Anyone home?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 08, 2017, 02:37:55 pm
Footnote: The event’s detailed above were pieced together by a diary kept by Roxanne which was no longer updated after the 2nd day. Because of this detailed description of the nature of the first two days are no longer possible. All further accounts are pieced by recollections of those involved. See sources for details.

Day 3:
Roxanne and Hilario awoke and prepared to go back to the campsite. They had a quick breakfast, scavenged gas and batteries to supply to the hatchback but decided to switch to a Van instead. They moved the batteries and pour all the gas into the new acquired van, put all loot in the back, looted a fire truck and took the off-road route via a field back to the campsite. In the campsite the couple offloaded and organized their loot and swiftly made dinner. Before going to bed Roxanne made a makeshift funnel to gather water. “Nothing fresher than rain!”, Roxanne remarked. “I wouldn’t trust that now with the dead rising up and stuff…”, Hilario commented. “Way to kill my vibe…”, Roxanne responded.

Day 4-6:
   These days were documented to be not very productive. Roxanne and Hilario organized the camp to their liking and hunted regularly for more food. The thing of note is that Roxanne picked up reading a lot during this time while Hilario decided make his own documentation of events (this is what we are basing this off of), while not as detailed as Roxanne it got more detailed as the days went by. The pair had secured the place with no dead, monsters or wildlife to disturb and they had gathered enough food and water to stay put for a while.

Day 7:

   After waking up from a couple days of routine Roxanne decided to go to the bank Hilario had mentioned and have a crack at the safes. They managed to get their but not without noticing a blood pit near the bank. It was not a concern for them since it was far enough away. Once inside they were stuck at the fact that they needed to hack a computer to get into the vault and the rest of the bank had nothing to offer. They had resigned to go to the campsite but were surrounded by blobs. “We dealt with worse”, Roxanne reassured, “I am not about to die to some goo!” Roxanne and Hilario fought dispatching many a blob until Roxanne ran out of power and had to rely on her limited combat experience and Hilario but the twosome were successful in riding the town of the blob two things had happened: Hilario got his backpack torn to shreds losing some gear and the blob pit still remained. Hilario spotted a laundromat and suggested they could replaced some damaged clothing there but the place was empty. Afterwards they decided to loot the rest of the small town only finding more food but securing the entire place minus the blob pit. Returning the campsite they made dinner and went to sleep deciding this day was neither a win or a loss.

   Hilario details a conversation he and Roxanne had while eating dinner before bed.
“Do you think we did ok today?”, Roxanne asked.
“What do you mean?, Hilario asked back.
“We fought and survived a mass of…blobs but might fight I lost power because of my recklessness and lost us some gear…”, Roxanne explained, “Might have even cost us our lives…”
   This brief exchange showed to Hilario that Roxanne was starting to deal with some insecurities she had not shown before. He still had many questions about the person he decided to accompany for protection a week before. He still believed she could protect him “I mean look at that blade!”, Hilario recall thinking to himself but he wondered if they might soon to have to face something that would he did not know of, a secret of Roxanne that she knew even her could not fight.

Day 8:
   Roxanne woke up early in the morning to find a hand-made flyer had landed by the storage tent. They flyer read: “SEKING 3 PEEPOL. NITE, KILUR, AN METEL COWMAN! COM TO KATNIP!” with a crayon drawing on the bottom of three people one of which looked like a knight. On the back there were directions and an invitation to help on a projected. “Kilur? Did it mean killer?”, Roxanne asked herself, “Are they looking for mercenaries?” Roxanne woke Hilario and asked his opinion on the matter. “This looks a bit sketchy to me…”, Hilario commented, “The flyer is hard to read and people who are soliciting mercenaries are not people we want to deal with…” “Maybe we can trade with them,”, Roxanne suggested, “We could get some part for our van in exchange for food or…” “Or what?”, Hilario asked suspicious. “Or I could lend my hand to them…you know…dispatch some baddies…” The pair discussed the matter further and arrived at the conclusion they would check it out tomorrow but they had to prep for it on that day. They would trade for items and they would offer to help find specific loot in exchange for a fair trade but Hilario was hesitant about being a mercenary. What “fair trade’ was, however, they did not know…
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 08, 2017, 02:50:07 pm
"Hello cowma- cowboy. C'mon in." Dervish had tried to correct her on that. Tried to get her to correct the terrible spelling on her fliers too, but she hadn't the paper or the patience to reprint the lot. The door opened, slowly, and let light into the dimly lit hallway. She'd been under the sun for a year, and yet it still surprised her how much it bothered her sensitive eyes. It took both parties a moment to adjust to the varying light conditions, he to the dark and she to the light. "Sit down, sit down." she said, still trying to blink away the light.

To Floyds eyes, there was something vaguely ratlike about her. "Took your time didn't you? Figured you'd want to get straight to... business? business. Uh... business?" Floyd nodded, "business." "Thank you. Straight to business. I guess you wanted to clean up your horse though. It doesn't look much like a horse."
"It's not a horse. What's this flier about?"
"My dream said it was a horse."
"What? Dream?"
"I dreamed. It said to find three people. It said I should look for the cowboy on the steel horse. Do you have the lead wind? What is it? What does it look like? Is it like regular wind? Is it cold? Does it hurt?"
Too many questions, Floyd was encountering the problem everyone had with catnip at first. She asked a lot of questions. She almost certainly didn't understand at least half the answers, and seemed to have trouble simply acknowledging questions directed at her. He was just beginning to wonder what this was all about when he realized she had stopped babbling. She'd laid something out on the table in front of him and was looking at him expectantly. A sheaf of papers, each page depicting a schematic for some kind of... train?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 08, 2017, 03:08:29 pm
Lead Wind?
"I got a 'nam pi- An M60 on my quadbike, if that's what yer askin'. Might be what it means? Lead wind's probably bullets. So it hurts, yeah."

"...wait, how old are you?"

Floyd rubs his grey beard. "What do you need us for anyhow?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 08, 2017, 08:39:52 pm
"Old?" Catnip had never thought about it. She had no idea how old she was. Until she'd been taken from the lab, she'd had no concept of time. The scientists had never celebrated her birthday before, so that was out. All she could really recall was Christmases. They'd never brought her gifts, but they'd brought plenty for each other. It always filled her with a mix of excitement and bitterness at seeing all those brightly colored boxes and bags that she would never get to open. The lab techs in their garish sweaters, the smell of something sweet always in the air, and the sound of repetitive seasonal music creeping through the not-quite sound proof walls. She thought hard for a bit, and just as Floyd was thinking to reach over and shake her, she looked up at him and said "twenty-three Christmases."

"My dream said you would bring the lead wind, and if lead wind is guns, then I guess you are bringing guns? Do you have guns?" He puzzled over the sheaf of schematics for a moment. Catnip hadn't planned for any guns on this "train." He saw what she meant. The battered implements lying in the hall, the disused locker filled with neglected firearms, and a gunstores worth of munitions. There was even the rotary cannon he had looked over out front. The cannon was hand made, the chassis around it was too, but the mess of wire and electronics showed that she hadn't been able to get it to work properly. It could be fired manually, but as for firing on it's own... She couldn't use any of it, or she was afraid to. She needed Floyd to help arm her ambitious project.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 08, 2017, 10:57:32 pm
Floyd nods, "I have guns, yeah. And I know where to get more, and how to make some if need be."
Floyd looks over the blueprint.
"'fraid yer gonna need some armoring,
either ceramic or some steel. Mounted guns in case there's somethin' too big t' ram. Maybe somethin' t' shoot those big tank shells to blow holes in buildin's. Maybe for the cow catcher git some 'a those heavy duty frames an' reinforce 'em with either military armor platin' or that 'soo-per alloy' that's in labs I think, military armor platin's more likely, however. He rambles, Floyd rubs his beard.
"I know a few places where t' git some parts for this... 'train'"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 09, 2017, 09:59:12 pm
A bit of silence. Awkward silence. "So... super alloy then?" Catnip, breaking the silence, said. "I think they mentioned something like that in the lab I came from. But I don't know where that is. We also need these glowing things, these 'ploo-tone-ee-um.' things" She dug around in one of her line of cupboards and came out with a faintly glowing rod. Floyd recoiled at the unshielded plutonium rod, catnip didn't notice. "If you bring bunches of these and super alloys and lots of guns, I'll give you..." She tossed the rod back into the cupboard and started digging through a pile of what looked like mechanical rubble, but seemed actually to be a pile of vehicle parts, "one of my special engines for you horse!" She held up, or rather held at waist level, a spherical object about the size of a basketball with a series of pistons across the top, and a brightly glowing window on it's front. A minireactor. The crack running across the hull of the reactor told Floyd all he needed to know, and Catnip could see the thinly veiled horror on his face, even as he backed away. "Is there something wrong? It's damaged, sure, but I can probably fix it right up once it's attached."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 11, 2017, 12:28:27 pm
"Alright, have a nice day Carmello." Catnip shouted after him. Floyd watched it all from where he was performing maintainance on his quad bike. The man Catnip called Carmello didn't turn or respond. Floyd knew about Carmichael "Carmello" Cambridge. Wheeled and dealed around the refugee centers, made deliveries to various groups across new england, and on occasion, stuck up honest survivors. Carmello looked around and then knocked on the door of his groups heavily modified RV. The engine didn't start right away, so Floyd approached and listened.
"Get what you wanted from that bitch boss?"
"No, but I think we've skimmed about what we can off her. This thing is looking pretty formidable on the roads. I think we can start hitting some real targets, maybe one of the refugee centers."
"What about the mutie boss?"
"... Fuck it. I'm tired of tryin' with her. We'll make her our first hit. She can't get those gats out front working properly, so we ain't gotta worry about them. The cowboy... I wanna get him too. He'll be back later tonight, seems Catnip has offered him his own room and all that jazz. He'll come back, we'll hit this shithole tomorrow morning. Make it a couple days, to make sure the battery on this hog is charged, and get em both in one go. Toss these fuckin' books in with the rest of the firewood."
"Animals." Floyd whispered to himself as the RV started. He walked back to his quad and ran his hand across the handle bars. "Gonna earn our keep I think."
He followed them from a distance until they set up camp in a copse of trees, and watched for a time. There were six of them, and one of him. There were six in the cylinder at his hip, enough to get this job done. When the men who meant his charge harm had settled down, he checked his revolver and moved in.
"Evening." Said Floyd, breaking into the clearing where the bandits had set up camp. The men stood, "The fuck are you doing here cowboy?" Floyd let his hands rest on his belt, his right within comfortable distance of his raging bull. "Come to deliver a message." He responded, spitting into the dirt, "Your services are no longer required." The bandits glanced at each other and Carmello stepped forward. "Oh yeah cowboy? Well that's fine with me, we were moving on anyway." Floyd didn't like the shit eating grin on Carmello's face, it was the grin of a dog just as it was preparing to bite. His hand slid closer to his revolver. "I don't think you were. Something about a first hit? Early in the morning?" Floyds own look had turned sourly business like. The silence between them was broken by a gust of wind and the crackle of the fire pit. Carmello took a step back, "Get him."
They were at him in an instant. They were armed with next to nothing in terms of weapons, but they had numbers. Six shots was all Floyd would have. 'Should have brought the quad' he thought. The gun on his quad would have trivialized this, but they would have heard him coming. One of Carmellos men got too eager and charged ahead of the advancing group, Floyd pulled leather and shot him in the gut, turned and shot another low in the left chest. Carmello was running towards the RV, if he got in their Floyd wouldn't have a chance. One of the bandits coming at him from the side, he swung his gun in that direction and struck him across the jaw with the barrel of Floyds sizable gun. A spray of teeth and blood was joined a split instant later by a jet of burning gasses and a lead slug plowing through the soft flesh beneath the bandits chin. Three in the cylinder, three rabid animals left to put down. Floyd charged, a maneuver that got him clubbed and stabbed several times, but put one of the bandits off balance. Carmello had reached the RV and was struggling with the door. He'd have to take the shot now if he was the have a chance. A backhand to the face of one bandit gave him a little space, he aimed, and fired. Carmello fell with a shout. Not dead, Floyd knew from the way he fell that he wasn't down for good. A loose end, he had to hope that Carmello wouldn't get back up, that he'd get a chance to tie that loose end up. A knife entered his periphery, looping in, going for his eyes. Floyd jerked his head back, fired wildly, and missed. "FUCK!" The other bandit was getting back up. He didn't have time for this, one bullet wasn't enough and he didn't have time to reload. The knife wielder was babbling incoherently. Something in Spanish, the cowboy didn't have to think about his target, and shot him in the head. At first he didn't realize he'd been shot. He was having a hard time thinking. His eyes slowly rolled back in his head and he collapsed. "Oh god, don't kill me!" Screeched the final bandit. "Stay there." responded Floyd. He'd reloaded three chambers when a shot not his own rang out from the direction of the bandits fallen leader. Searing pain etched it's way up and down Floyd's leg. The last of the bandits stopped begging and tried to push his new found advantage, only to find a bullet ripping the life from his body, even as it punctured his lung and ripped out a sizable chunk of his spine. "FUCK YOU COWBOY!" Shouted Carmello. Another shot flew past Floyds side and a third grooved his hip. He sat up, aimed, not flinching as a fourth and fifth bullet creased the air around him, and fired.
There wasn't a lot left the the hand holding Carmello's gun. Floyd looked over the scene with some thought. He hadn't been aiming for his hand, the shot had been a fluke. For Carmallo's part, he couldn't stop screaming and looking at the hand either. Floyd checked the cylinder and spat. "As I was saying, the girl no longer requires your services. I'd issue you your unemployment papers, but..." A shot rang out, and except for the sounds of the woods and the crackling of the fire pit, silence fell over the camp.

"Floyd, have you seen Carmello?" Floyd continued polishing the chrome bumper on his quad bike and rubbed the healing wound in his leg. "Can't say that I have Catnip, Can't say that I have. Left a note, asked me to burn it. Left you that nice RV, as a parting gift. Guess he must have moved on."




Credit goes to Saltmummy for the story itself, I just fixed up the spelling errors. I'll send the save soon. as it takes ages to upload.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 11, 2017, 02:31:22 pm
Nice.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 13, 2017, 08:19:32 pm
Floyd watched as Catnip rifled dexterously through the spider like metal husks he had brought back to her. "skitterbots," he remembered they were called. At first, Catnips reaction to them had been rather unexpected. She'd backed away from them. Something about her life in the lab he guessed. She wouldn't help him move them into a wheelbarrow until he'd tossed each one on the ground and put a bullet into each metal carcass to prove that they really were dead. "They look dead sometimes, but it's a trick." She had explained. She treated them with a great deal more finesse than he had previously witnessed when she was taking apart less sophisticated items. "Tell me again Dervish. That part about the maps." Dervish was a small, wiry, tan skinned man with a bit of a temper to him. "Well Nip, it's like a said. Somethings up with the mapping software on all the automaps. The refugee center is scrambling, everybody is in a panic. Getting around is going to be tricky to say the least." A look came over Dervish, "I uh. I didn't really want to tell you this, but Granpap, Khaki, and Jonathan went out to help redraw maps and they haven't come back." Floyd was shaking his head, people disappearing all the time now. Good people. It was sad. Catnip had set aside her tools and stared at Dervish. Just staring. "Nip? You alright?" All at once, the tears started. "Jeez, Nip. Floyd, buddy, can you leave us for a minute or two." Floyd nodded and went to his room. He'd never met Khaki or Jonathan, but he'd met Granpap on many occasions. Good sort, Floyd had liked the old baker. Everyone did. Catnip adored him like a grandchild does her grandfather. Sad times. Sad times for everybody.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 16, 2017, 01:06:35 am
"Has anybody seen Catnip?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 16, 2017, 04:55:24 am
This can't end well. D:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 16, 2017, 10:47:41 am
It wasn't til three weeks later that catnip was found. She did not so much come home as she was tripped over lying in the doorway of a used book store in a small town south of her workshop. Not that the young woman who tripped over her could have avoided it. At first, she couldn't see what had caused her to stumble until a gust of wind caught the scintillating blanket that Catnip had thrown over herself, disturbing the mazy effect rendering her invisible. It was bad. Really bad.
 
"Apart from the burns and the bite wounds, she shows signs of attack by beings other than the dead. We pulled this," Dr. Mason held up a crossbow bolt, "from her side. Some other survivor must have spotted her after she had been through whatever she had been through and shot her, thinking she was one of the dead. Also, there is this thing that we had trouble removing from the back of her neck, Professor Dravis?" Peter "Dervish" Davis stepped foreward and placed a spiderlike machine on the table. It was odd how some parts of it seemed to be organic in nature. "This," explained Dervish, "Is a biological infusor. A highly experimental mutagenic 'engine' of sorts. It works by destabilizing the genome of a subject it is attached to. I have no idea how it ended up attached to Catnip, but the result is the same whether she meant to put it on or not. We all knew what she was, it was hard to tell sometimes, but we all knew. It is... quiet a bit more obvious now." The meeting room table of the Refugee center was littered with the things Catnip had been carrying when found. Weapons and tools the likes of which none in the room had seen. Except of course, Dervish. He'd kept his nature to himself pretty well, but once Catnip had turned up he had spilled the beans. A senior researcher at one of the New England labs. He'd heard of the various centers developing mutants for various experiments, and had even helped develop the device before him now. "She was carting all this around? As injured as she was?" Dervish nodded. "The cloak she had helped her evade further injury by keeping her hidden from sight. It probably saved her life." There was a great deal of discussion then. What to do with all the hardware Catnip had recovered. This discussion soon turned to debate, and the debate to a heated argument. Things looked to get out of control when a voice spoke up over the shouting. "Enough!" It was the Old Guard delegate. "This 'Catnip,' her project is of great interest to The Old Guard, and of great benefit to all of us. I feel that allowing her to retain ownership of these articles when she regains consciousness would be in everyones best interest." There was little more discussion after that. In the end, they decided they would keep anything unrelated to catnips direct interests.

She shook violently in her bed. Dervish and Dr. Mason had come back. To visit, to treat her. "Nip? Nip, I need you to listen. Can you hear me? Listen." He thought for a moment, and then said "Ladies Night." Catnip only looked confused. "What? Dervish..." Dervish shushed the likewise confused doctor. "Catnip is an X7 mutant, she almost certainly has an activation phrase. They all did. We can treat her more easily if we can 'deactivate' her. It's not mentally implanted, it's a chip. I could probably remove it as well if we can utilize the right phrase." He tried a few phrases, each of them both ridiculous and seemingly benign. "Those X7 guys were sick fucks. Abusive, exploitative, corrupt. Catnip tells everyone she is 23 years old? Not even that. When I was just a lab tech, I had to run reports from all the labs out here to headquarters down south. Even X7. I didn't recognize her, but she recognized me from those days, still didn't know exactly who I was, guessed my name wrong. She's got a good memory, but not perfect. I didn't recognize her because she was just a girl then. She looked no more than ten or eleven. I think that was her anyway. Accelerated growth."
"Why does she say she's so many Christmases old?" he asked. Dervish smirked, "I told you. They were sick fucks. 'christmas' was their euphemism for euthanizing failed mutants. They would cut them up afterwords and file away all the 'presents' for later study." He tried some more Phrases. "That was seven years ago now. Seems like an age." He looked Catnip over and realized he was babbling. His job had been to keep an eye on Catnip, but he'd accidentally become friends with her. Now, she was in this condition. Dr. mason had wrapped her up in what looked like miles of gauze, and had put a good mile or two of stitches in her. She'd be covered in scars, not all of them on the surface. "What happened to her out there?" Dervish shook his head, trying a few more phrases. "I don't know, but I think she'll tell us when she's good and ready."

OOC: next few write ups will conclude this bit of Catnips biography arc, and contain screenshots as what she was doing unfolds.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 16, 2017, 03:03:35 pm
This is Noct's fault isn't it? D:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 16, 2017, 03:27:13 pm
It is. I'm gonna get fuck'n R E V E N G E
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 16, 2017, 04:28:24 pm
Thus began The Great Youkai Fucking of 2017.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 16, 2017, 10:46:59 pm
I plea the 5th...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 17, 2017, 11:55:25 am
Huehuehue.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 17, 2017, 07:32:36 pm
"Blightwalker."

Catnips eyes went blank, and then shut. She dreamed memories. Dreamed of a long walk in the woods she had taken. She liked it out here, it was quiet. She was looking for someone though, and the quiet told her that whoever it was she was searching for was not here. She walked on. Her walk was long. Night and day passed without event, until she encountered a woman. She spoke to her. The womans words were little more than threats, and she had attacked Catnip with her hatchet. Catnip ran. She ran and ran until she found a river, and then she followed it. It wound on and on. For a day she followed the river, and upon the suns setting, she felt weary. In the air was the sound of thunder, but not a cloud in the sky was there. Catnip ate fish and set camp, but in the night the thunder kept her awake and drew her attention. She would investigate. It was a collection of strange creatures, mutants like herself but with metal limbs. They were throwing lightning bolts at one another. She'd approached cautiously in the dark and darted in through the open doors. Within, she found little more than a note. Catnip had learned a little about reading from Granpap. Poor Granpap. The note outlined a place in the west and a camp in the north east. The camp had been burned, and the charred bodies lay strewn about the killing field like so many bullet riddled bowling pins. She went west. There she found another concrete block like the one before. In the dark of night, she approached the still sealed door. It flew open with the force of an explosion, sending Catnip hurtling into the dark. "Come child," came a voice from within, "I am your beginning, and your end. Death comes child, for I am Apep, Apophis reborn." Striding from the smoke, silhouetted by the light within the concrete block, was a thing akin to a man but with the face of a serpent, and a body of steel and super alloy. There was no hope. A sound, like the warble of a plucked saw, pierced the air and a beam of green illuminated the darkness briefly. "Ah, there you are child. Tarry not! Delay not the inevitable! Come to me!" Had this happened? she had remembered it as a dream at first, but now it seemed even more a dream than it had before. She fled, but her greed got the better of her sense of self preservation, and she returned to try her luck. The "Apophis" or whatever it had been called seemed to have left.
(http://i.imgur.com/cW7B4zp.png)
The wonders within this tomb of science had her goggling at it all.
(http://i.imgur.com/xJdu74i.png)
One thing in particular had caught her attention though.
(http://i.imgur.com/DFaPrrW.png)
She felt she should know it by sight, something from her childhood. She feared it, but she felt it was right that she should keep it. Memories, not long ago she'd left the lab she'd called home with her handler. A man called Nathan. Catnip had murdered him. Before that though, before leaving the lab. She thought it was from that time, but her memory of then was poor. How did this thing work again? She felt it didn't really matter, but it had to be affixed to her body in some way. What did it do though? Catnip remembered vaguely, very vaguely, that the thing had made her feel better. Stronger. Healing then? The lab tomb was filled with things she would very much like to have. One of those things was a scintillating blanket. She fancied the way it looked, and tried it on as a cloak. It looked very nice on her, so she thought. Not everything would fit in her packs, and catnip was forced to leave some of it behind. "There you are child." came the voice of apophis from the doorway, Catnip turned as the sound of warbling saws came to her ears. An arc of green sizzled the air over her head and exploded behind her, blasting a hole in the wall. The imposing machine had missed. How was that possible? Other bionic mutants streamed in through the front door. No hope of escape there, so catnip did the next best thing and leapt through the hole. Before she knew it though, Apophis had wrecked the wall and the chase continued.
(http://i.imgur.com/MC1OgsR.png)
Arc after arc of electricity traced blue through the air towards her, and arc after arc found their mark. Catnip could barely move, the lightning had burned her skin all over. Another beam of green lit up the night, striking the ground beneath her. The blast threw her clear of the electrifying horde and into the safety of the darkness. She lay still for a long time in too much pain to get up. She was cold all over, the electricity had burned away most of her clothes, leaving her mostly naked except for her packs, the strange blanket, and the tattered charred remains of her pants. There was little to do but lay in the dark, listening to the creature which called itself Apophis rave to the others.
(http://i.imgur.com/d0QPm6Z.png)
Light would be upon her soon, she had to move. She couldn't remember why she'd let the workshop. She regretted leaving the workshop. Would she die? Surely she would if she stayed here. Catnip crawled slowly until she was sure she was out of sight of the lab. The thunder filled the air to the west. She knew what it was now, and catnip knew she would never return to this place.

She traveled for days, retracing her steps, fleeing from bandits who noticed her, until she found herself in a small town. The blanket kept her hidden from the eyes of those that would harm her, she found. Just too tired to continue, and so she found a spot she liked and rested. Thinking the strange device she found would heal her, she attached it to the back of her neck, like she remembered from her days in the lab. To her horror, it didn't make her feel better. It made her feel weaker. Catnips limbs seemed to turn to noodles and she couldn't muster the strength the remove the device. Her face grew long, her voice rough. She felt unstable, and oh so weak.

A day later, her ruined form would be discovered by a young woman looking for supplies.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 18, 2017, 06:33:43 pm
For those wondering, Salt finished up their turn and posted it in the Discord, so now...



The knight pored over the screen, sifting through page upon page of worthless information, finally getting information on the nearest refugee center. The grand quest began at last. Knowing roughly the address it listed, he hastily scribbled it down on the first avilable paper, gathered supplies, and asked that his companion remain to guard the place.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/326071923073089546/unknown.png)

Having gathered a few goods for trade, he made his way into town, finding the old worn-out tank. Seats all somehow torn to bits, two leaking fuel tanks, one part of engine assembly falling apart at the seams. Replace the seats, remove the dangerously damaged fuel tanks. His companion already gave him such funny looks, surprised that a man in full mail seemed to have no issue with operating a computer, just imagine the funny looks that a knight jury-rigging a light tank would've provoked. More reason he didn't want his ally following him on this perilous quest.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/326077647547400192/unknown.png)

One thing he forgot. The latest war machines operated on a battery of smaller individual engines, in theory allowing redundancy. In practice, the right type of flaw in one could cripple the whole assembly. Out it goes, worked free from the whole array of motors with careful work of pliers and steel-clad hands.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/326082033711316993/unknown.png)

So he followed the road, until a curious sight blocked his path. He already saw several peculiar flaws in the road maps he had on hand, but this was an anomaly beyond his expectations. Remembering his quest, he dismounted his war machine, wading into the sundered shell of an old school.

Soon, late into the night (and after a chance in perspective), he found there was nothing remaining to aid his quest.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/326099443856441345/unknown.png)

Worse, he made a dire mistake. One that prompted a frantic scramble back to the nearby town to scavenge for batteries, and forced to temporarily set the engine array to minimum output lest the engines drain these batteries dry.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/326102008882921472/unknown.png)

During his quest he skirted forest and swamp, taking time to let loose a little and gather food for later.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/326110733911982081/unknown.png)

The morning after this though, he reviewed the written address and the flier these mysterious survivors had left. Plutonium cells, check. Chocolate, the horde of undead children left an abundance of them. But then he noticed the scrawled text included a series of numbers. He'd given it little thought at first, until he reviewed the information from the computer he wrote down. Street address, city, state, zip code...but in addition, a set of coordinates, for navigation systems.

It became clear to the knight-errant that the closest refugee center was not the one that visited the town he found the flier in. Common sense eluded him in that moment. Far to the south, any survivors from the closest center would've had to pass by the town he cleaned out entirely, and surely left the note there.

But the flier was left in the town to his north, at its southrernmost fringes. Seeing clearly how the coordinates were meant to be interpreted, he realized the location he was searching for was far to the northeast instead...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 18, 2017, 09:42:49 pm
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/326130054247612416/unknown.png)

During his quest the knight halted at what appeared to be an abandoned ranch of some sort. He could've sworn he saw a glimpse of another to his south as well, but...surely, he thought, his memory must be failing him. There was little to be found. No survivors, scant supplies, only a tractor with a bit of fuel left, to make up for the earlier fool's errand.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/326136892863152140/unknown.png)

Soon afterwards he passed through what seemed little more than a hamlet to him, at best, followed by a great bridge. There, several vehicles blocked his way. Strip the engine, batteries, trunks, seats...though even with this it took great effort, the knight soon shoved the remaining 800 pounds of car aside, leaving space for him to continue onward.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/326147448819023884/unknown.png)

The next city was much larger, infested to a greater degree. The war machine was suffering from the journey by now, mostly the frontal armor. It was fortunate that the knight was halted by the sight of a second light tank in a intersection. Tracked, but mostly intact.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/326167637413462016/unknown.png)

It took time, time to strip parts off, brush up on mechanical knowledge, replace anything that could be replaced without a welder and stuff the rest in storage. Soon, the knight and his war machine resumed their quest.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/326172863512051714/unknown.png)

The knight pulled in quietly, engine array still at minimum power, war machine scarred and battered. The knight pulled around a massive assortment of vehicles, beginning to suspect his gift was a pittance compared to the massive amount of machinery laid out before him.

He could see what was clearly an inhabited building, suspecting his approach would be noticed, though less of a racket than if he'd run all the surviving engines his machine had. Carefully he dismounted, helm doffed and sword sheathed, still clad in a full hauberk and bearing his kite shield...



Here comes the part where Salt or Wilson pitches in. o3o
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 18, 2017, 10:42:45 pm
Floyd and Dervish sat on lawnchairs, drinking beers, beneath the dim floodlight that catnip had built the autumn before. It was a warm summer evening and despite current events, Floyd thought that if two guys could sit under a porch light surrounded by a cloud of moths, drinking beer, and shooting the shit on a pleasantly warm evening, then maybe the world wasn't so bad off. Dervish was turning something over in his hand. "It's an X7 kill circuit." He explained. It was a small thing, no larger than a toothpick, with a red light at one end, "It controls the discharge of neurotoxins into X7 mutants if the scientists of X7 decide they need to euthanize them. Unfortunatly, we can't remove the full switch, but getting rid of this should keep people from konking her out with a phrase, or activating the switch." Floyd took a sip of his beer. "You and Dr. Morgan did a good job patching her up." Dervish threw what was left of his beer at one of the partially disassembled vehicles. "Wish I could say I was happy about it. I'm conflicted Floyd. I'm glad she's still alive, but why does she have to live a life like this? As a mutant I mean. 'blightwalker' was a discontinued project. They were ordered to stop the project, it wasn't feasible. I'm sorry she has had to go through the first years of her life in X7." Floyd put his beer down. "Dervish, she isn't at X7 now, and apart from her recent... whatever happened to her, she loves life. She likes receiving visitors. Think about it Dervish, of all the people left in the world, Catnip is the one person in this whole clusterfuck who seems to be-" Floyd cut off what he was about to say as a sudden repetitive sound came rolling through the air far to the south. "The hell is that?" said Dervish, "Heavy machine gun fire, I- Nip?" Catnip, wrapped in her blanket and little else had come outside. She staggered with every step "The knight is coming! Gotta get the sheet he wants! The flag! Gotta..." She collapsed, back into a deep unconsciousness. "jesus." Said Floyd, "Still has enough energy in her to get out of bed..." The two men carried her back to her bed. "You think she's right?" Asked Floyd. Dervish just looked at Catnip, "Maybe. If so, I guess we should stick around to meet him. Catnip is certainly in no condition to meet him."

For everything Floyd had seen after the cataclysm, he hadn't expected a literal knight. "Man-at-arms." He corrected. "I have some things your master might want." Floyd already didn't like him. Something about the way he talked rubbed him the wrong way. "She ain't my 'master.' If you've got chocolate leave it by the bed and don't disturb her sleep. She's been injured pretty bad and needs some rest. She's made it clear to any visitors that her stocks are your stocks as long as theirs a fair exchange. Her idea of fair exchange is in chocolate though." Sir Loin of Beef had never heard of anything that ridiculous. He wondered what sort of person this "Catnip" might be. The inside of the workshop was dark, but not too dark to see. Despite the Cowboy out fronts proclamation that his charge was terribly injured and the lack of light, the air had a light quality to it, something pleasant. The front hall was narrow, but it hadn't stopped it's occupant from filling it with vehicle parts and adorning it in potted plants, mannequins, and a simple table for meeting with people. It was on this last that he found, to his surprise, the object of his quest. It was lying there, as if nothing was out of the ordinary. He'd expected to find it after a heroic battle, or some other dramatic encounter, not sitting on a table in the home of a local savant. There was a note, "4 nite, leev choklet. Welcum 2 katnips wurkshawp." Another man, some sort of doctor emerged from a side room and noticed him. "oh, sorry, catnips not seeing... wait, your 'the night' aren't you? I'm sorry Catnip can't meet with you herself, she loves visitors. The flag is what you've come for yeah? She said it was. Wouldn't let me write the note for her, she's trying to learn." Sir Loin of Beef introduced himself. "Eh," said Dervish, "I've heard stranger names. If you've got chocolate for her, go through the door at the end of the hall and leave it next to the bed. Try not to wake her. Oh, and the boarded up room across the hall is yours if you want it. Or the basement. One or the other. Nip was gonna outfit it to suit your needs before the incident." Sir Loin gave a short bow and proceeded to Catnips inner sanctum. It was darker in here, just barely light enough to see where he was going. The bed was close to the door though, and so he didn't need to stumble around in the dark for long. Upon the bed was a collection of objects, chocolate, consumer electronics, bits and shards of old jewelry, and a small mass beneath a pile of blankets. That last heaved up and down, and the low sound of labored breathing came from it. He couldn't see her face, but he didn't need to to know she was already awake under there. "My lady." He said, bowing. As he bent to place the chocolate on the bed, a charred hand shot out from under the blankets and gripped Sir Loins Wrist. "You came! Did you get your gift? I..." The hand fell away as Catnip once again passed out. What had happened to her before he'd gotten here?

Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 18, 2017, 11:04:31 pm
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/326191599203647490/unknown.png)

Following their introductions, the knight took care in unloading supplies. Not only chocolate but also an array of junk food, various books he had found, weapons, ammunition, and tools. So far he was uncertain what this quest would entail, but he had carefully folded up the flag to bring back out and stash in the driver's compartment.

"If there are any items remaining milady or your fellows will need, so be it. Only the items in the driver's hatch will be needed when I make my return journey." he said. Burdening the tank's cargo holds were an array of parts including frames, armor plating, electronics, and even a dismantled main gun, evidently a replacement for the one on the tank, being in poor condition.

Much as he seemed to act like a proper man-at-arms, it certainly seemed suspicious, given he seemed to know exactly what parts the tank used.

"I don't know yet whether you'll have need of this machine as it is now, or for parts. It isn't as much use to me." he said, having just set aside the last of the supplies he brought in. Several medical supplies, bandages and disinfectant. Whatever his intentions, he so far had brought in supplies and only accepted the flag.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 19, 2017, 12:45:55 am
The order:
Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 19, 2017, 01:35:00 am
Oooh. Do I sense an implied link to The Cleansing Flame there? Meanwhile for Sir Loin, I'm already formulating a possible backstory for him for when Floyd inevitably makes him spill the beans. Not arcanist-related though, since he happens to have a whopping 0 arcana level. Tanks however might be involved, as well as mansions. Though I haven't decided whether he just lucked into one after the unit scattered, or if some "suspension of Noct's favorite amendment" shit meant he had reason to consider a mansion as a rendezvous point.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 19, 2017, 08:48:29 am
Floyd leans against the wall, waiting for the "Man-at-arms" to exit before he continues to question. "I know you're not a knight." Sir Loin corrects him, "That ain't the point. The beans. Spill 'em. No knight I ever heard of knew the exact parts of a god damn tank."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 19, 2017, 11:52:01 am
The "knight" sighed at that, knowing that Floyd wasn't going to let up until he gave in. "Alright, I'll admit it. I'm not in fact a man-at-arms, knight, or any such thing. Didn't step in from the 11th century. Can't even ride a horse."

"Armored cavalry, driver specifically. Up until about a year or two before things turned out the way they were. Fairly uneventful back then." he answered.

"Not long after things started falling apart, I started heading for one of the evac shelters, staying away from the cities best as I could. Passed by one of those old manor homes along the way. Place was completely empty, everyone there fled from...something. Left behind a collection of armament, and I'd always had a thing for medieval reenactment. I sorta...fell into the role since then."



Went with the alternative idea of that backstory being a good bit pre-cataclysm instead of being involved in shady background stuff. Maybe. Still pulling a backstory out of my ass. :V
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 19, 2017, 12:44:30 pm
"Alright. I'm happy with that. Carry on. Floyd stops leaning on the wall and goes back to sitting on the lawnchair and drinking. He looks at a flyer, a different one.



Assistants needed for exploration and Artifact gathering, go to ((INSERT COORDINATES HERE)).
There will be payment, payment includes common and reproducible artifacts that I have. I and several of my associates will give directions to various sites and where to possibly find artifacts.
Respectfully, Dr. Lawrence Zacharias Quinn. PhD.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 19, 2017, 12:49:31 pm
The "knight" nodded at that. "I'll admit I got into the role a bit more extensively that I should. Regardless...do you know what happened to her? Injuries that extensive don't seem like what most of those revenents-"

He paused a moment, having caught himself slipping into those terms he picked up. "...zombies, whatever would even be the sane term, could do to someone. At least, while still being able to get away from them. Getting caught by the few things that can inflict burns like that tends to mean getting mobbed by the whole group."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 19, 2017, 01:10:54 pm
Floyd looks up from the flyer, "I heard she went to a lab. Not sure though, I'd ask Dervish. The doctor type. He might give you a job or somethin'."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 19, 2017, 01:36:14 pm
The knight nodded at that, having just in case been doing a smattering of basic work on the tank. Dervish directed him to a few papers Catnip had on hand when they found her, old maps and peculiar texts, which he'd given little thought to initially when he helped put away the books he brought over.

One of which soon caught his eye, having suspicions about it. "You said a lab, correct? It might be possible to pin down which places in the area would be the likely suspects..."

Dervish looked the map over carefully along with Sir Loin. "That's one of the items she brought back, yes. Given how scrambled the automap network has been lately, it's hard to match the printout with what's still working."

The knight regarded the map warily. "Coordinates printout still works for the most part, except in a few spots. It's how I found this place after I almost rode miles away in the wrong direction." he admitted. "Can get a general direction at least..."

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/326410881531641856/unknown.png)

Between his estimate and Dervish's understanding of some of the X-series labs likely to be in that area, eventually they determined the likely site. Something that made the Dervish go a bit pale, reluctant to explain more than absolutely necessary to the newcomer, but enough to make the knight a bit unnerved.

"I might want to get the tank in full condition after all..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 19, 2017, 03:06:28 pm
Soon enough he was off, heading in the direct of his quest. Nearing the edge of town he skirted around more apparent spacial anomalies, spotting something stranded on the edge of town.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/326427198544150538/unknown.png)

A rather small armored vehicle, one the knight almost mistook for the tank drones he'd heard of. Both this and the machine he least wanted to meet on the road were effectively after his time, though he vaguely recalled trials of a MOUT-focused experimental vehicle resembling what he saw tracked in the street.

Aside from a vague memory of someone jokingly suggesting a minireactor-powered light tank should be named after an old nuclear plant that suffered an accident, he didn't recall much of it.

Soon enough the knight was on his way through another town, half of it either gone outright or not marked on the map correctly. A brief stop by a river to refill a tank he was using for water storage, and a rest just out of town, and safely away from his goal.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/326435221954363393/unknown.png)

And yet again, a bridge proved to be his greatest obstacle in his quest.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/326436067194699787/unknown.png)

The knight readied himself for battle, seeing unfamiliar figures in the distance. Revenents, but of a nature utterly unlike any he saw in the cities. And a few that seemed alive, but no less hostile...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 19, 2017, 05:31:02 pm
The creature seemed nowhere to be found, until he regarded the lab itself. The door looked to be sealed shut, but that clearly didn't stop the creatures from escaping. Something had forced the door shut afterwards, and paid little heed to the racket outside, rattling of M240 fire and arcing of electric weaponry. So he decided to rake the reinforced door with machinegun fire, and see if that's get the attention of anything inside.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/326465598869733377/unknown.png)

His action was answered by a massive blast that sent pieces of the door flying in every direction. A damaged, well-lit interior structure, and a glimpse of something utterly massive figure moving within, seeming to sweep the doorway before charging out.

It was covered in armor plating, a humanoid figure seemingly more machine than man, right arm still aglow from firing off an attached cannon of a design unfamilar to the knight. When it took notice of the tank it seemed as though it was staring right at him. It could tell there was only one person manning the vehicle.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/326467479075422209/unknown.png)

It was a race between the knight, scrambling through the interior of the tank to get to the turret, and a monstrous creature charging out of the bunker, either to simply close in and tear his vehicle about, or simply waiting for the moment when its main weapon would be recharged.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/326467586034368525/unknown.png)

There was the loud thundering roar of the main gun, and another brilliant, deafening blast that mingled with the cacophony his main gun unleashed. Given the explosion was such that it shook the tank, the knight thought he'd been hit. When the smoke cleared, it was clear his weapon found its mark.

Then he saw there was little intact of it, only a thin splatter of gore and what few items were scattered around the area. The last thing he expected to see after hitting something of that size with an AP shell. He had to check the autoloader to confirm he hadn't loaded HEAT rounds by mistake, leaving him to guess that he set off something in the creature's body on impact.



Spoiler: bastard wasn't actually in the area, some map file searching and debugging didn't reveal it being anywhere the save files claim it to be, so I kinda just spawned another. Still isn't even remotely a fair fight when you have a tank.



(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/326474224422223872/unknown.png)

All that remained among the leftovers were some tattered clothes, and a single strange badge, the knight choosing to keep this as a trophy. So began a long, yet uneventful, drive back to where the others were.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 21, 2017, 04:37:01 pm
Dr. Lawrence Zacharias Quinn, Research notes. "Magical Items"
Day 22:
Heard about an artifact site nearby, might be worth looking at.

Day 24:
Bit of a waste of time, found some books and a couple of artifacts. Some dull engraved daggers and a strange ring. I'll research them all further.



Silver Dagger, "Sacrificial Athame"
Engraved, seemingly dull and brittle. Cutting motion causes a laceration somewhere else on the body. Studies concluded due to possible life threatening anomolies.

Silver ring, "Ring of The Fallen Angel"
Seems to cure ailments, including teleglow and anomalous effects. Doesn't heal physical wounds, however.

Day 27:
Isaac told me about a site quite far away, heading there now. Told me to watch out for slimes. Gave him a bag of coffee as payment.



The Scientist walks through the woods in the middle of the day. He spots a small camp, two people sitting around a small fire. A man and a lady, he rests his hand against his sword and the other against a sawed off suppressed 870. He puts a whistle in his mouth and blows it, trying to get their attention.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 21, 2017, 04:47:56 pm
Roxanne is startled at the presence of another person. The only other person she had encountered apart from Hilario had attacked them without reason. They approached carefully,"We don't want any trouble pal...", Roxanne said to the approaching man.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 21, 2017, 04:54:19 pm
Quinn looks boredly through his glasses, he takes his hands off of his weapons. "I don't desire any trouble either." The scientists inspects Roxanne's face, "I'm Doctor Lawrence Zacharias Quinn, scientist. I was heading towards a site nearby, apologies for intruding."
He rubs his chin, "Do you want a job? Somewhere else other then this... Campsite."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 21, 2017, 04:58:27 pm
Roxanne relaxes at the demeanor of the Doctor. "As a matter of fact, we planned to move out soon here", Roxanne show's the doctor catnip's pamphlet. "What do you propose doctor?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 21, 2017, 05:03:42 pm
"In exchange for a place to stay, You'll go scout out locations and gather artifacts. I have several maps found already. Just scout out locations on them." Quinn shifts his tongue in his mouth and digs out a flyer out of his lab-coat, he hands it to Roxanne. "Where my 'Lab' is. I'll meet you there and finish up what I was doing. See you soon."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 21, 2017, 05:07:08 pm
"Alright doctor, Ill bring anything arcane that is of interest to you then, I happen to have an eye for that kind of stuff.", Roxanne responds with a wink. This felt all too familiar...she was finally to be an acquisitionist!
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 21, 2017, 06:06:51 pm
Quinn nods and makes way to where he was heading towards, he finds a strange symbol and a few books and that's it. He heads back to his lab.

Day 28:
Found a couple of people out there, agreed to help me out. They should be here soon.

String-less Crossbow, "Wraith-slayer Crossbow"
Works like a laser rifle, fires a beam of light when the triggered is pulled. Other then that, there's golden symbols decorating it and it lacks a bow string. Interesting.

Large golden ring, "Symbol of Judgement"
A large golden ring with a trident motif and and inlaid with silver accents. When fired it shoots out electricity, similar to a Tesla coil.

Dark metal sword, "Vorpal Blade"
Handle and crossguard appears to be flesh-like and similar to a tendril, blade is made of a dark metal. When supplied with blood, the crossguard wraps around and tightens around ones wrist, preventing one from dropping the blade.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 21, 2017, 08:44:45 pm
Roxanne and Hilario were left with a decision, go towards the first location or go towards the doctor. They knew nothing about the previous location and from the poorly written pamphlet it seems they wanted a hired gun sword. On the other hand, the doctor had the prime opportunity to do so but choose not to and they knew what he wanted. While roxanne was more experienced in killing she always dreamed of delving into the arcane and being Quinn's acquisitionist would get her closer than the order ever did.

Without another though she decided they would head towards Quinn's first to establish themselves and then would drop by the other location when artifact hunting. But as the buzzkill that Hilario was he pointed out the lack of food for a prolonged journey...So first food and then journey!
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 22, 2017, 10:25:46 pm
Day 29:
Sleep.

Day 31:
Went out to books, someone attacked me. Broke my arm, nanobots aren't working,
Got it in a cast, it hurts.

Day 32:
Ran the bastard over with my car. He's dead.

Day 33:
Happy birthday to me, happy birthday dear Law-rence. Happy birthday to me.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 22, 2017, 10:31:26 pm
Awww, Quinn needs a birthday hug?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 22, 2017, 10:33:50 pm
What am I missing? D:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 23, 2017, 12:08:25 am
"Dr.Quinn? Can you read me? It's me, Roxanne! I am testing this radio and I wanted to thank you for the stash you left! I just finished packing the van and will be on my way. Might take a while if I need to scavenge gas." The sounds a car engine turning on can be heard.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 23, 2017, 12:13:25 am
"Reading you loud and clear. Least I could do for my new assistants. I'll see you soon." Quinn nurses his broken arm.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 23, 2017, 12:19:37 am
"Btw Doctor, the maps seemed to be faulty right now. I will proceed by the coordinates you gave me so it might take a bit longer than expected.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 23, 2017, 01:05:46 am
"Doctor, its me Roxanne again. I have arrived at your coordinates and will be entering to rest as the journey has me tired. I know that barging in at 10 PM is not very polite so I beg your pardon... Me and Milan will be setting shop on the far-most room on the corridor."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 23, 2017, 02:14:22 am
"Sleep. I'll get you breakfast in the morning. I have research to do, I'll get you caught up." Quinn sips his coffee, he sets his laptop to the camera attatched to the automatic turret above ground.
He runs his chin and fiddles with the two-way radio nearby. He settles upon a signal and tests it.
"Anyone on this signal? Testing, testing, one two."

Either sir loin or dervish can respond
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 23, 2017, 02:26:04 am
*Bzzt* je- *fzzzz* -ip, did you ha- *fzt* rip out th- *static* Hang on, j- *more static, followed by silence*

*Fzzt* Hello? I am reading you, this is Professor Peter Davis. Dervish if you like. Who is this? Over. *click*
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 23, 2017, 02:29:26 am
The knight had just returned to the main room to check on Catnip, having spent time repairing the Siege Tower after the prior journey. Then he heard the distinct tone of a radio, swiftly answered by Dervish. That provoked his curiosity, something to ask the lab tech about when he was finished.

After all, they were missing one more person, one more sought by Catnip for reasons unknown...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 23, 2017, 02:31:11 am
Roxanne was awoke by the sound of the radio. She heard the voice of the doctor through it so she decided to listen on.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 23, 2017, 02:39:50 am
"Dr. Lawrence Zacharias Quinn, PhD.  Scientist, worked in the  anomalous materials Lab." Quinn drums his fingers on the desk "Where am I getting this Signal from?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 23, 2017, 02:47:31 am
*Fzzt* Not sure, if you've heard of Catnip and her little train project, that's round abouts where I'm at. Anomalous materials huh? Ever work with X7 mutagen samples? Over. *click*
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 23, 2017, 02:52:25 am
"This is Roxanne Luna, assistant to doctor Quinn. Did you just say catnip? I found a strange flier with such a name and some cordinates."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 23, 2017, 03:01:40 am
Sir Loin at this point approached, having overhead the current conversation, gesturing to try and respond as well. "That would be correct. The knight and cowboy are already here."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 23, 2017, 03:06:21 am
Quinn jmps at Roxanne suddenly talking, "AH! X- X7? No, no no.
I would never work with them. I worked as an anomalous object researcher at the AOR-13. Occult objects mainly. Finding out how to get those damned things to work, I don't why they work."
Quinn sighs, agitated. "I have heard of catnip and their train while at the center trading wine and liqour for coffee and sugar. Got one of the flyers,
actually..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 23, 2017, 03:10:52 am
*Click* Listening in eh? Yeah, that's the Catnip I mean. horrible spelling? Childish drawing? Even though the maps are all fucked, the coords on that flyer are still accurate.*silence, someone can be heard in the background.*  Yeah, it seems the only people who actually took notice of the fliers were the people they were meant to attract. You must be the one Nip refers to as 'The killer who chose mercy.' If you've got a moment, I'm sure she'd like to speak to you in person once our current situation has settled and she's recovered. I never put much stock in the occult studies until last year. My respect sir. But listen, Professor Quinn, sir, if you've any knowledge of X7 mutagen, specifically "X7-BW, Type V 'Rat'" or possibly the "Purging agent" used by most of the labs studying the blobs mutagenic properties, my charge needs it badly. She, Catnip I mean, got into some serious shit while she was out looking for missing people and her genome has destabilized. She needs more of the same to get it under control or their won't be much left of her when the mutation settles down. Sounds like their isn't much hope for the rat serum, but maybe you have or know where to get some "purifier?" Over.*click*
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 23, 2017, 03:16:40 am
The knight listened in on this, likely leaving Dervbish to use the radio in peace, heading out to get the tank's radio set up to listen in on them and respond. "If needed, we have access cards to any labs that may be still intact." he added over the tank headset. He'd rather not mention just how many he found on the corpses of people that evidently died while transporting...things.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 23, 2017, 03:21:44 am
"Purifier? You have the- uh. The notes there? If so, I'll send in my assistant over to grab them. If not, hospitals usually have them. Send the coordinates over, please." *click* Quinn dogs out a large map from his desk "Roxanne, there's a few places you need to go." Quinn circles where the coords are, somewhere north that's close by, and where the bunker is. "You need to head here, here, and here.
Rest up, and I'll get breakfast ready."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 23, 2017, 03:26:54 am
*Bsszt* Notes? Notes. Uh, lemme check. *silence for awhile* God... I'm not sure when or where, but Nip had a binder in her library. Looks like she's never touched it, but it's definitely the work of X7. I wonder where she got it... her handler maybe? Yeah, send your assistant over to collect it. Might be a few interesting things Catnips got that you can use as well. I'm certain she won't mind. Over. *bzt*
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 23, 2017, 03:38:48 am
"You said...anomalies, correct? May also have some texts on subjects that seemed a bit less like the conventional research, from what I've skimmed of the books I found along the way here. Alchemy and other such things."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 23, 2017, 04:17:21 am
This is Roxanne, Doctor Quinn has confimer the cordinates to catnip's place. I will bring a personal token of gold and silver. After the notes are delivererd I will work with tbe doctor to aquire the needed chemicals. We will let you know how it goes.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 23, 2017, 03:26:39 pm
Footnote: From this point forward specific details have become scarce and a such an accurate timeline was lost.

Soon after a stranger appeared at the camp. He identified himself as Doctor Lawrence Zacharias Quinn and reassured Roxanne that he meant no harm. He offered Roxanne shelter in exchange for her assistance in a matter. He told Roxanne he was a scientist who focused on researching the occult and needed her to help him acquire artifacts and other things of interest. Roxanne agreed given that she currently lived in a tent and with that the doctor was off. Roxanne saw this as an opportunity to become the acquisitionist she was going to be. The order may be no more but maybe her search of the arcane might continue under doctor Quinn now.

   The next day on the early hours of the morning Roxanne searched for Hilario to help pack the van with their stuff to got to Quinn’s. Hilario was nowhere to be found but after searching for a bit he was found by the bushes thinking to himself. Then he spoke, “Roxanne, I am Hilario no more, my name is Milan Gibbs. I don’t question your past as to why you are augmented the way you are so I ask you do the same for me but know this is my real name; I used the name Hilario to, hide if you will, from a certain group…” Roxanne knew what he was talking about, more than Hilario, now Milan, knew she did. She knew who was after him and they apparently found him despite his efforts; had the cataclysm not happened she would have had struck him down… “By the way Roxanne, may I ask you for a favor? There is this cult not far from here that has me worried. I don’t know if are still alive but something tells me we should investigate it one if this days.” With a simple nod, Milan told Roxanne the details.

While packing their stuff into the van Roxanne and Milan found a stash of MREs and a two-way radio. A stick was beside them inscribe with the note informing Roxanne that is was Doctor Quinn leaving this here so she could reach him and to use the radio to communicate with him when not in his lair. What an eccentric man leaving notes on sticks, but Roxanne had dealt with weirder…

With all that done Roxanne and co got into the van and went towards the coordinates the doctor had provided. They soon realized the maps were messed up and so decided to secure a house nearby now that the dead seemed to have moved on. They cleared the area and left all their superfluous items and the van taking only what they could carry; Milan being the pack mule as usual.

On their way towards Quinn’s they found another town nearby and decided to check it out. They were mostly interested in a new vehicle now that there where roads they could travel unlike before thanks to the map. They found no working vehicles and had to dispatch a few of the dead but they did find a stash of gold and silver in a security van. Roxanne decide to use them as an offering when they eventually ventured to the location on the pamphlet with the poor spelling.

   Roxanne and co eventually reached Doctor Quinn’s base and informed him of their arrival. It was late at night so they simply went into their assigned quarters and went to sleep. Both were quite impressed by the doctor’s amount of supplies and the machinery outside. In the morning, Doctor Quinn, had prepared breakfast and after a brief talk he told Roxanne what he expected off her. From a radio conversation, they had the day before with some people who claimed were behind the pamphlet Roxanne had found she now had her objectives. Roxanne asked doctor Quinn is he would augment her with the cmbs he in store; he agreed and augmented Roxanne with the following: A total of 1500 power unit, chain lighting, anti-glare compensators, muscle augmentation, and protective lenses. Doctor Quinn also gave Roxanne a replacement holster for her revolver she had acquired before, a RM99 as well as giving her a FN FAL, magazines and a large amount of ammunition. ‘For the journey’ as Doctor Quinn had put it.

   Roxanne then spent some time in her quarters reading the books on arcana the doctor had provided here. She quickly learned about it given the fact that she had primordial knowledge via theology. Most of the books she read were a drag to read except one that had religious connotations and as such fascinated Roxanne. By the end of her reading session she was sure she could know summon the very beings that now plagued this reality.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 23, 2017, 05:54:53 pm
"To everyone on this broadcast, I have reached the coordinates to catnip's. I see a collection of very impressive vehicles. How shall I proceed?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 23, 2017, 06:08:18 pm
"The notes, I need the notes. The professor said it was in a binder. Ignore the vehicles. Get the notes and leave, Roxanne." Dr. Quinn looks around his lab, checking what chemicals he does have.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 23, 2017, 06:41:57 pm
Dervish just grinned. "Professionals." he said to himself. He stepped out into the blinding sunlight and waved. "Come on in, don't make too much noise. Not that it matters, she's probably awake right now anyway. Just try not to disturb her." A moment later, Dervish had led Roxanne in through the side door past Floyds room. "Through here ma'am. The folder is on the shelf, up the main hall and in Catnips work room. Just keep the noise down." Roxanne offered him the collection of baubles and shiny objects she'd brought, but Dervish refused them. "Leave them on the edge of the bed. Nip'll collect them up herself when she wakes up. Nip also said you'd want what she had in her weapons locker. It's the one in the opposite corner from the bed. The basement is there if you need it. For some reason, catnip thought you guys would stick around. Thanks for all the help, and thank Quinn for me."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 23, 2017, 06:58:34 pm
"Thank you. I'll leave my offering and will be taking the laser sniper, UPS and the notes. I'll be back with the meds that she needs. This might be the ramblings of a derange woman but I feel something big and drastic is approaching...the maps failing were not a coincidence...take care and tell catnip it'll be better soon."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 23, 2017, 07:59:34 pm
Damn, I missed some good shit being out. I would just say Sir Loin is in the background keeping an eye on things like Floyd presumably is. Or that he said hello I guess. XP
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 23, 2017, 08:26:12 pm
"Ummm...I am currently stranded...I ran out of gas trying to head back to doctor quinn's base...I will currently hold out in a forest scavenging food and reading the books that I took from catnips. In the meantime Milan will scout for more diesel so wen can get up and running again...sorry for the delay...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 23, 2017, 08:35:23 pm
Pbbbt. Were any of the arcana books at Catnip's place ones that weren't available at Quinn's?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 23, 2017, 09:02:32 pm
I actually neglected to look for arcana books.
(I am actually not stranded but I am using it as an excuse to read all of salt's books, become a skill god and then return the to continue.)
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 23, 2017, 09:21:30 pm
Nice one. Stranded at Catnip's? :V



"If you're in reach of the encampment there should be a gas can stored somewhere here." the knight offered on the radio.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 23, 2017, 09:40:32 pm
Thanks for the the offer but we found some diesel in an abandoned humvee. I have reached quinn's and will now work with him to make the meds and deliver them to catnip. I found myself another companion, her name is evelynn rose; she offered to assist me in exchange for help with tracking what she calls "Bio-Weapons" and the destruction of something called "Apophis" anyone got any clue?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 23, 2017, 11:09:12 pm
"Apophis. According to the doctor that's the thing that most likely caused all those injuries to Catnip. Followed the available maps and went after it some time ago. I would assume that the 20-feet-tall, armor-plated ogre with a hand of flame would be your mark?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 24, 2017, 12:26:28 am
Evelynn confirms that is indeed Apophis. She is realived that it's gone and says to thank you lot for it. Now she just wants to meet what's left of the project. She is asking of any of you know of the makeshift command center.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 24, 2017, 01:05:01 am
"So long as there's only one of those things." the knight answered, likely intending to ask Dervish whether any other maps berought back by Catnip might reveal the location of what they're after.



Side note, thanks to my mistaking the Bio-Weapon Lab for the Unknown Lab and deciding to be a good sport about what I assumed was a glitch, there is another. :V
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 25, 2017, 03:06:03 pm
   After becoming a full fledge wizard Roxanne packed and headed towards the coordinates on the flier she had originally found before meeting doctor quinn. She headed on foot with Milan as the packmule as always. Along the way, she found a working armored personnel carrier and she used it reach the location on the flier only stopping to hunt or loot for supplies including diesel on towns she passed by. The map system had been very glitchy, which concerned Roxanne in more ways than one, so it made the journey more difficult and lengthy than it should on been otherwise.

   She eventually reached a house on the coordinates on the flier and was greeted by a man who identified himself as deverish. She informed Roxanne that a young mutant named Catnip resided here and she was currently ill with genetic instability. She was instructed to leave her offering by the bed and to take a laser rifle as a gift along with the books Quinn had requested. Roxanne was granted permission to take all the other books to read so long as she put them back when she was done. She then departed.

   On the way, back Roxanne got stranded out of gas and she decided to read the books she gotten mean while Milan would serve as a scout and look for diesel to power the ACP once more. They spent a long time hunting, reading and generally simply existing. Roxanne finished reading all the books by the time Milan had managed to find some gas for the ACP and they resume on her journey. By this point, Roxanne had read enough books on various subjects to be classified a genius in standardized testing while not actually being one. Off they went back to Quinn’s.

   On their way, back the stumbled at what looked like a small lab where various creature hurling lighting at each other resided. It was a carnage were some of them looked undead and were fighting once that looked very much alive. A survivor was amidst all this and Roxanne swiftly rescued her and she decided to join on the condition Roxanne helped her with information about the “Bio-Weapons Project”.

   Soon after they reached Quinn’s and they explained the situation. A long time had passes but deverish assured catnip was in stabled condition over the radio. Quinn looked at the books Roxanne had brought and Roxanne helped interpret them since she now had the skills to do so. They both determined none had anything they needed to make the formula they had looked for. They informed deverish and he simply thanked them for the effort. Roxanne informed him she was going to return to leave the books back as she also had another matter to discuss with him.

   Roxanne prepared to leave but told Quinn when she returned she wanted to talk to him about a matter as well. Quinn nodded and Roxanne was off. She reached catnips significantly sooner, only two day, as she now knew the way and had her APC fully loaded with gas. She returned the books and explained to Deverish about the ‘shifting’ (see document RXM-74-2 for more information) as she called it and informed them to start moving elsewhere. She told them she knew of a farm bit ways off where they could all rebuild. She wished them luck and she went back to Quinn’s

   Once she returned she explained to Quinn about the ‘shifting’ as well and they devised a plan to move to the farm. They made a charcoal kiln and smoker to preserved food for the journey and packed their respective belonging in their vehicles; Roxanne in her APC and Quinn in a flatbed truck he had planned. They had repaired the vehicles to their peak condition before leaving.

   Milan and Evelynn did not accompany Roxanne, Evelynn said this was not the path she wanted, she wanted to find out about what had happened with the Bio-Weapons and were her people were. Milan expressed similar reasons, he said he wanted to go to a specific place to repay what he done before. Roxanne did not know what it was but she figured it had to do with why the order had hunted him in the first place; she never knew why the order had targeted him but she did not care anymore, this was a new world and the sins of the past were that, sins of the past. Roxanne had spared his life but it was still his and she respected that. She warned them of the ‘shifting’, how it would reshape everything. “The world already ended once Roxanne, and here we are…”, Milan responded, “I have to do this…I hope you understand…” Roxanne simply nodded, gave them both 3 days’ worth of supplies and wished them good luck, “Don’t go near anything that look out of place, when things don’t start to make sense, find shelter and don’t come out ok?”, Roxanne told the departing pair, “May we meet again…”. With Milan and Evelynn parted and so did Roxanne and Quinn. The former assassin and scientist of the occult eventually found the farm with the maps breaking down more than before. Soon after everyone arrived and they went inside. For a whole day, they simply waited, an eerie silence permeated reality itself as the ‘shifting’ happened. But they made it, they were alive and that was all that mattered!



This is the rest of what Roxanne did in her turn.


Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 25, 2017, 03:08:02 pm
File: RXM-74-2 (Events) (Historical Archive)

Event Name: The Shifting

Consequence level: World altering

Technological set back: None

Description:

   The shifting refers to the event where reality and the perception there of do not match and there for both suffer a ‘reset’ of sorts. It is unknown how many resets have happened thorough history as their range can be anywhere from localized to affecting the whole world. Human sentience (or sapience some believe) spares humanity from a shift if they seek are in an in-closed setting such as a cave or building for unknow reasons. All other flora and fauna are only sparred if in the presence of sheltered human. In an effected location the sifting can take many forms such as: love ones might no longer exists, buildings long thought to be of significance are nowhere to be found, domesticated livestock appears, individuals have a job they don’t remember but everyone else swears they had done for years.
It is unknown what triggers a shifting event or how to stop one from happening. Efforts to investigate it have led to no results. Some speculate that there was a successful shifting artificially created but the shifting itself deleted all knowledge of how to do so. For now humanity can only head the warning signs if they ever manifest itself again.

In relation to Roxanne Luna:

   Roxanne had knowledge of myths from various cultures and noticed various world altering myths that had common themes: a great flood, the rapture, nirvana, etc. Once she learned of the arcane she was able to piece it together and to her dismay realized it was happening to at least her local area. The map system she had been using to move around the post-cataclysmic landscape started failing in localized regions and got progressively worse as the days went by. The map read forest where cities were and read rivers where there was nothing but plains. Groups of survivor’s communicated and aided Roxanne via radio and they too reported the same issue. She knew this was no coincidence but need time to prove her hunch. After she saw more evidence pile up she warned the others and they headed her warning moving to a farm with her to bunker down in the ‘shifting’ and to rebuild together.



This is the document that lore-ifies the Reset.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 25, 2017, 03:24:40 pm
So I'm guessing that means the gang's all here, in the same zone.



The knight had carefully moved things along, helping with preparing for the event that seemed inevitable by now. With all the signs he saw, he knew something had been going wrong for a while. The idea that they could survive it seemed unlikely, but Roxanne had a confidence that was contagious.

During the time they waited out the event, three thoughts bothered him. The first was the likely fate of certain old comrades he'd long since lost any change of finding out the fate of. But this was partly a relief to him. The entire reason he called himself a knight now, and why his old purpose was something far behind him, was from what little he knew about what him and his buddies were offered, those years ago. Just enough known that politely declining wasn't good for ones career in the long run.

The second thought was just how destructive the shifting would be. So much work s pent in building up their enclave, gone. Towns wholly purged of the undead, lost to them. Worse, what if it meant the worst creature he ever faced would be renewed, free to terrorize the world again?

Finally, he thought of the spirited fellow he long ago promised to retrieve a flag for. Will he even survive on his own? Will he assume the knight died in his quest, or will he guess the truth of having been caught up in yet more quests? Either way, his only apparent chance at getting the information he once sought would be lost. But by now, he knew that the answers wouldn't be pleasant. He had a new goal in life now...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 25, 2017, 10:11:48 pm
A sleek figure slipped out through the farm house and made it's way to the barn. It had been a month since the figure had been brought here. Something about a "shifting" or something. Catnip didn't care. She was hungry and irritable. She'd lost a lot of parts in the move, and she hadn't even noticed what was going on. She remembered Dervish moving her around. She could very vaguely remember Sir loin, Floyd, and Dervish moving many of her things into one of the vehicles. She remembered how little she hurt, but how hungry she was. That nice Quinn man had given her something. A little yellow disk, which seemed to squirm and fidget in her hands. It had made her feel strange, tingly all over. She'd blinked, and suddenly found herself out in the road. Stupid disk. It did that too. Her hunger agitated her. she'd spent a long time in bed. Her eyes adjusted to the dark, but became more sensitive to light. Dervish said it was her "genome," whatever that was. Whatever it was, it meant she had a tail now, and a pretty coat of sleek fur, and claws she could use to pry things. It also meant she was oh so hungry. She climbed into the RV and dug around for something, anything, to eat. She devoured her chocolate supply, all of it. bags of chips were gone in an instant. An entire jar of strawberry jam she had been saving for a special occasion, she drank down as if she had spent a week in the desert and the jam was so much water. The powdered candy sticks she ripped open and downed all at once. She didn't even bother to unwrap the candy cigarettes, simply eating them along with the wrapper. She'd eaten three handfuls of flour when she remembered something. She had been given a plastic package by her handler over a year ago. An MRE. She had more now. She dug around until she found the backpack she had hidden them in. There, yes. She pulled out three. Two of them said "BEEF" in bold letters on the front, the third was a familiar battered package which read "CHICKEN." Her hunger was forgotten for a moment as she looked at that last. Nathan had given her this one. Just before he left her. She felt she should be sad, but the last year she'd learned a lot, especially from Dervish, about the labs. She had been deeply unsettled by the sight of Nathans broken body lying before her, but now that she was thinking back on it, she didn't seem to care much. She tore open the bag labeled "CHICKEN" and dumped it's contents into her mouth. The spork bounced off the side of her somewhat elongated muzzle, startling her. The food was disgusting, but filling. She opened another, more carefully this time and looked at it's contents. Lots of things. Strips of gravied beef, powder for making coffee and lemonade, even some candy. She would take her time this time. She'd been told by Floyd, several times, that a meal taken patiently was a meal that lasted. Maybe there was something to that.

It took two more after the first beef, but MRE's had filled her up. Even so, she knew it wouldn't last. Especially if she had another bout of sickness. She sat back and watched the sun rise, knowing that she would have to go back inside once it had crested the horizon over the trees. She hoped Quinn would come up with something for her soon.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 25, 2017, 10:24:25 pm
So what's the plan for now? Will have to scout out the area whenever one of us takes a turn...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 25, 2017, 11:18:24 pm
summary of whatever
spawned next to a bear
looted a town
went south a lot
looted another town
went south a lot more
slept in a car after finding a survivor basement and taking an sks
got to farm
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Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 26, 2017, 12:13:21 am
"Who is that?" Said Quinn, looking through catnips binoculars at a figure up the road from the farm. He and Dervish had been discussing the new prototype Quinn had proudly presented to catnip that morning, and Dervishes plans to depart, when the lone figure stumbled out of the woods and stopped in the middle of the road. Quinn handed the binoculars to Dervish. "Looks like a girl. Either one of those cosplayers or a mutant. Naw, definitely a mutant. As good as those cosplayers are at making their costumes, I havn't seen one yet that can make ears and tail move like that." They discussed the girl with the catlike ears and tail, all the while she wandered closer, not noticing them. "Hm..." Hummed Dervish. "Here Quinn, take another look. Does she look familiar to you?" Quinn accepted the offered binocs and looked again. Immediately he said "Yes." and handed them back. "One of those designer mutants. Where do you think she came from?" Dervish was chewing his lip. Both men knew about the designer mutant project, and the questions regarding the scientific morality of the whole thing. In essence, it was a program to create biologically tailored servants, most of the early "models" were fairly clumsy or bothersome. Mostly they were made for very special clients. Patrons of the project, the very rich, or the very influential. The debate over whether the project was moral or not didn't stop the team in charge from making a few and selling them off the various clients. Only the cataclysm had done that. "From the looks of her, she hasn't picked up a personality yet. She hasn't been imprinted, or her old owner is dead." The two were just deciding that it would be best just to leave her alone, a domestic mutant would be a bother they knew, when Catnip appeared from behind the barn, headed in the direction of the girl in the road. "Nip! No don't... aw jeez, she's going over there." Dervish ran his hands down the sides of his face. "At least she won't be lacking for friends around here." He said, watching the ratlike catnip, talking excitedly with the vaguely catlike girl.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 26, 2017, 01:06:26 am
Kathrine stumbles across the bridge, staring into empty space, although seemingly looking at the farmhouse.   As the rat-girl runs towards her, something seems to flood into Kath's mind.   Almost...  Recognition.   The SKS she was holding slips out of her loose grip, falling to the ground.    She stands there as Catnip starts talking, before suddenly lunging forward mid-sentence and hugging the other mutant.  "Mistress!"  Kath exclaims, wrapping her tail around her leg.  "I was looking for you!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 26, 2017, 01:09:32 am
"Do you have food?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 26, 2017, 01:26:05 am
The knight regarded the approaching figure curiously. "Well. This can't end well. We're going to need to scout out the area soon, now that things have stablized a bit. No telling what those sick fucks did to her, if she's feline enough that whatever's left of the produce won't be edible to her, we'll need to go hunting..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 26, 2017, 01:38:06 am
Kathrine squeaks, ears perking up.   Rummaging through her bag, she shakes her head.  "I'm sorry, Mistress...?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 26, 2017, 04:28:12 am
The knight simply watches for now. "More reason to get things set up soon. Soon as things are settled down and I get the chance, I'll scout things out. If we're lucky, the surroundings didn't turn into a barren wasteland."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 26, 2017, 09:37:18 am
Catnip liked hugs as much as anyone else, but for some reason, the hug that Kathrine wrapped around catnip after being informed that she had no food, made her uncomfortable. It wasn't that the hugs were too tight, which they were. It wasn't that Kathrine appeared to be taking special care to press her chest firmly against catnips, which catnip thought was super weird. It wasn't even that the hug had gone on far too long, which it had. It was all those things and more, including that fact that everyone was looking at them. "Um, Kathrine?" She couldn't see Kathrines face, but she could see the way her tail swished about. "Yes mistress?" Catnip tried to pry her off, but she wouldn't budge. "Kathrine, can you let go? I don't like this hug anymore." She loosened her grip and held Catnip at arms length. Suddenly, she reached up and booped catnip on the nose. "boop!" she said. "Please don't do that." Catnip said, moving her head back. Kathrine reached for her nose again, "Please don't, I will bite you." Kathrines hand was already within a foot of Catnips face, catnip was looking at her sideways and struggling to wriggle out of Kathrines grip. The recently arrived domestic mutant thought about it for a moment. On the one hand, some people liked biting. But on the other, she had the feeling that this wasn't that kind of biting. If it was the second, Kathrine didn't want to get bit. "Ok mistress..." she said sullenly, releasing catnip from her deathgrip of a hug. They stood their awkwardly for a moment. Catnip got the feeling that Kathrine, standing at attention, staring at her, was waiting for something. "Um... Do you wanna eat chocolate and watch cartoons?" Kathrine gave a slight bow, "as you wish mistress."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 26, 2017, 12:29:48 pm
Kathrine patiently waits for Catnip to lead the way towards the farmhouse, twisting her tail around and picking out some of the twigs and leaves that had been collected in it from being dragged through a forest.    She keeps lurching forward, clearly wanting to go into another hug, but restraining herself as were her orders.   "Is Mistress alone?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 26, 2017, 12:33:33 pm
Sir Loin, likely along with Roxanne, were presumably visible near the entrance, simply watching and waiting curiously. As if the place weren't a strange enough a sight with a tank knight and assassin hanging around.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 26, 2017, 01:00:36 pm
Roxanne chuckled at the sight of kath and catnip's awkward encounter while eating a chocolate bar. "It's like they were made for each other. Hilarity will only ensue from this." Roxanne gave a simple nod of acknowledgement as the mutant pair passes by. "The next step in human evolution, huh? Guess the cataclysm happened for a reason...", Roxanne snickered to herself.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 26, 2017, 01:04:57 pm
"What? Alone? No, there is Floyd and Quinn and Loin and Roxy and Dervish and now there is Kathrine. And other friends visit all the time. Sometimes, they bring chocolate. I wonder if they are alright..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 26, 2017, 01:15:42 pm
Side note, this makes me sad because I just realized Catnip probably doesn't even understand that the NPCs are basically gone. ;w;
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 26, 2017, 02:07:59 pm
Kathrine finally stops staring at Catnip for long enough to notice the knight and the other woman stood there.  She goes entirely stiff, ears pinned back and tail sticking straight behind her. "New people...   NEW PEOPLE!" With barely a slight acknowledgement of Catnip being there, she immediately starts running towards the duo.   As she gets close enough, she dives at Sir Lion, arms open in a hug.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 26, 2017, 02:12:14 pm
The knight regards Kathrine curiously, giving a nervous little wave. "Greetings, little on-" Then he noticed the feline closing in with startling speed, practically flying at him for a hug that seemed like it'd bowl even a zombie hulk over. "Oh merd-ack!" The result was predictable. "Why did I leave the gambeson behind..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 26, 2017, 02:14:04 pm
Roxanne just bursts out laughing not able to hold her serious persona any longer. "The knight is down! inform the nobles!" Roxanne said mockingly.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 26, 2017, 02:34:25 pm
Kath snuggles up to Sir Lion, rubbing her head against his chest, making a weird groaning sound.   She's smiling, so...   That might be her attempt at a purr. 
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 26, 2017, 02:37:48 pm
Sir Loin would be laughing at this too, if he hadn't had the wind knocked out of him by that impact. And if he wasn't now blushing a bit, making for a break from his own usual attempt at seriousness. Or at least his attempt to act like a proper knight. "Urk...h-hey, a bit forward for a stranger, y-you know...help..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 26, 2017, 02:50:03 pm
"Oh, the knight breaks character? How improper can a soldier be?!", Roxanne says letting out a fake gasp. "My how would a fair maiden needing rescue react to this predicament?" Roxanne takes out a chocolate bar form her purse and throws it a Katherine. "Here, for amusing me a bit."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 26, 2017, 03:09:24 pm
Kath opens her eyes and pauses momentarily as chocolate gets tossed at her.  Looking up at Roxanne, she grins, the tip of one of her fangs poking out over her lower lip.   Getting up into a crouch, she pounces at Roxy in another tackle-hug.   "Yaaaaay!   Thanks, boobie lady!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 26, 2017, 03:12:10 pm
Sir Loin looked up at Kath, now a bit uncertain of that, only to get winded again by the sudden force of the catgirl leaping off of him. That time however, he found himself laughing at Roxanne getting her turn to be glomped by the feline. "Your turn..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 26, 2017, 03:17:25 pm
Roxanne now at the ground blushing from the shock. "H -hey there...nice girl..." Her lack of interpersonal social skills was showing, she was only used to dealing people in professional/business matters. "C- Could you maybe...give a heads up before?..." She look as the knight now smiling down at the scene. Roxanne just blushes more and covers her face with one hand and pointing at sir loin with the other one. "Not a single word tin man!", Roxanne yelled at sir loin, "Not a single one or I swear on whatever deity you worship that I'll..." Roxanne stopped mid sentence as the cat girl's proto-purr caught her attention
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 26, 2017, 03:19:44 pm
The knight couldn't help but start snickering at that, having fumbled to get up and dust himself off. "The fearsome huntress, felled by a kitten."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 26, 2017, 03:23:15 pm
"I- I...but you..." Roxanne was struggling to just speak. She had no idea on what course of action to take. She had Kath on one hand and Sir loin in the other. This was new and too sudden for her. Even her usual instinct to stab and ask questions later was gone, she was just on the floor with a proto-purring catgirl and a laughing knight.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 26, 2017, 03:27:50 pm
Kath props her chin up against Roxanne's chest, smiling ear to ear.  "Booby lady is good...  How many more new people is there?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 26, 2017, 03:30:10 pm
Roxanne struggles to make a coherent sentence but manages to mutter. "A scientist and a cowboy...I- I work for the scientist..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 26, 2017, 03:32:19 pm
Sir Loin smirks a bit at that. "Boobie lady. Fits you as well as tin man fits me, I guess." she said, cracking up a bit, before regaining his composure. "There's two others. Floyd and Quinn. Used to be more before things started shifting."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 26, 2017, 03:34:25 pm
"You are pushing your luck too much knight..." Roxanne said after regaining her composure. "If you would kindly get of me I could show to Doctor Quinn's quarters and you can ask your mistress about Floyd."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 26, 2017, 03:37:42 pm
Sir Loin smirked a little at that, before nodding. "All in good fun. Now then." he said, getting setting a hand on Kath's shoulder. "We can show you the others if you'd like, just...try not to be so rough with them."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 26, 2017, 03:44:26 pm
Kathrine, at the mention of Catnip, immediately stops trying to smother herself.   "Mistress?   Where's...  Where'd Mistress go?"   She stands up, still on top of Roxy, and starts wandering off in search of her.   ...Wandering away from the farm.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 26, 2017, 03:51:15 pm
The knight blinks at that, only to reach down to help Roxanne up. "Um...h-hey, she'll be back, no need to wander off yet. Well...that can't be good."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 26, 2017, 03:55:02 pm
Roxanne pushes the night," Are you kidding?! She just hug two strangers! Lets go!" Roxanne starts chasing after Katherine.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 26, 2017, 03:57:48 pm
The knight nods at that, following after her. "Not to mention what she might run into at this rate. I'd love to know how someone like her's survived this long..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 26, 2017, 03:59:48 pm
"She sruvived the 'shfting' so she is either really lucky, isn't as helpless as she she seems or...", Roxanne chuckled at the last thought," she has nine lives..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 26, 2017, 04:04:43 pm
The knight nodded at that. "Seemed to at least have some understanding of what a gun is, and rather quick. Or..." Cue a smirk at that. "Developing a sense of humor?"

Likely it'd at least be a simple matter to catch up, convincing her to visit the others in the area would be the tricky part.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 26, 2017, 04:09:31 pm
Kath did not wander too far off so Roxanne reached her and grabbed her by the arm. "Don't go wnadering off like that, ok?" Roxanne calmy said to Katherine," Lets go to your room and wait catnip, We will give you chocolate in the mean time." Roxanne sigh, not in a million years she would of guessed she would be taking care of a catgirl. "Care to lead the way knight?", Roxanne asked.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 26, 2017, 04:14:36 pm
The knight nodded at that. "Besides, she'll be back soon. Until then, you'll get to meet the others. If you behave, they might even have chocolate too. Though I don't know if either of them care for chocolate..." she said, giving a shrig as he led the way back towards the main buildings.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 26, 2017, 04:20:03 pm
Kathrine jumps as Roxanne grabs her arm, but doesn't react further.   She allows herself to be brought back towards the farm, being eerily quiet after her earlier outburst of energy.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 26, 2017, 07:36:55 pm
Quinn looks through the schematics of the disk, growing more and more frustrated. "Dammit, dammit, I need that FU- that damn purifier. Knight, keep an eye out for any labs." Quinn takes off his ID, "Use this if you don't already have any ID's." He notices the small catgirl, "Oh my, apologies for the outburst."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 26, 2017, 09:37:29 pm
Quinn looked at the girl with growing horror at what looked to be about to happen. He and Dervish had gone back inside to get the device ready for catnip when watching catnip talking with a being that Dervish knew they were stuck with now. The girl was running at him. "Oh no, oh no no no." He said, raising his hands defensively and taking a step back. Katherine face was filled with determination that would have been adorable at any other time. When she was within five feet, her legs bent predatory to pouncing when Dervish intervened. He stepped from a door way next the Kathrine and sprayed something at her from a spray bottle. Kathrine, shocked, aborted the pounce and dodged back a pace. She looked alarmed. Dervish sprayed her with more water "Bad," he said "Don't pounce on strangers." Kathrine stepped back again and shouted "You can't tell me what to do!" at which point, Dervish utilized his other tool. *POW* the noise of the newspaper coming down on her head scared her more than being smacked with it, "Bad! What would catnip say? hm?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 26, 2017, 09:40:00 pm
Sir Loin was now watching with amusement, relieved to not be the one being pounced, surprised at how Dervish was able to handle her...somewhat. more under control than he or Roxanne could manage, it seems. "This can't end well..."

He then nodded to Quinn. "Will do. Good source of supplies in general."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 26, 2017, 09:56:31 pm
"Where were you a few minutes ago...", Roxanne muttered to herself. "Thank goodness you got her under control. Me and Sir loin over there had quite the experience with her..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 26, 2017, 10:08:28 pm
"If by experience you mean getting sat on." he remarked.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 26, 2017, 10:23:24 pm
"She isn't under control." Said Dervish, staring down the catmaid. "Hold still you, we need to make sure you aren't rabid." Despite the spray bottle and the newspaper, Kathrine squirmed and fidgeted. Dervish reached into a pocket and withdrew what looked like a large clip for keeping bags of chips closed. This, he clipped onto the back of Kathrines neck, and she immediately went limp.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu7aPLc0Lq4
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 26, 2017, 10:26:59 pm
Roxanne's eyes widen as she witness the once energetic cat girl just laying on the floor. "What kind of wizardry did you do?! Is it even wizardry?!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 26, 2017, 10:29:23 pm
The knight blinked at that. "Wait, someone that altered can be rabid? Of all the..." Cue a look of surprise when Dervish somehow subdued her effortlessly with some sort of plastic clip. "Who even first thought of trying that...?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 27, 2017, 05:37:52 am
Quinn stares at the limp catgirl, "Huh. I doubt she's rabid." He goes back to his disk schematic, "Roxanne. Your assistance please."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 27, 2017, 08:42:21 am
"Wait." Quinn walks over to the catmaid, he checks her teeth. "Teeth are fine. Day or two without brushing, normal." he pulls out a penlight and shines it in her eyes, "Again, fine." He holds up his index finger, "Follow my finger with your eyes." He moves it up, down, left, and right. "Fine. One last thing." He unclips Katharine and asks, "Anything bite you out there? Animals, insects, the rotters?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 27, 2017, 09:15:34 am
Kathrine immediately sits up straight, putting her hand on her chin in a thinking pose.   "Uhm...  No...?   Why would anything bite me?"   Kathrine looks confused.  "I saw this biiiiig robot though!"  She jumps to her feet, holding her hand just above her head.   "It was really big and didn't have legs or wheels and it had LASERS and it was really cool but also scary so I left it alone but I remember where it was if you want to go-"  She pauses to breathe.  "Go and get it."
She's smiling again as she sits back down, legs crossed.   "Who are you?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 27, 2017, 09:31:15 am
"She's fine. I'm Lawrence Zacharias Quinn. Dr. Quinn, if you may." He holds up a finger, "No hugs, don't- Don't hug me. It's- it's unsanitary."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 27, 2017, 09:52:40 am
While all this was going on, catnip was busy eating. Her body was making up for all the changes it had gone through and burning through calories faster than catnip could take them in. She hoped that Quinn and Dervish had come up with something.

Later, Dervish came to catnip with a familiar looking thing in his hands. "Ok nip, Quinn and I have figured out a way to reverse engineer the device you found. Put this on your arm." Catnip was reluctant to use it, but if Dervish said it was good, well... she'd have to trust in Dervish. He strapped the spider like object down to her shoulder and it immediately went to work. She was filled with the same strange weakness that had overcome her when she'd put the other one on, but it lacked the nauseating effect. She felt that receed, and watched as her tough claws went soft and then fell away to reveal somewhat shorter fingernails. She felt like something was drawn out of her, while something else was breathing a breath of soothing fresh air into her. Best of all though, she didn't feel so hungry anymore.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 27, 2017, 09:59:40 am
"Hi Doctor Quinn!   Did you work in a lab?   I saw a lab.   It was oveeeeer..."   She falls backwards, lying on the floor as she points...  Upwards for her, towards the bridge.   "There!   And then there's that city with all the weird guys in suits, and the one with all the holes, and when you get to the holes you go..."  She changes where she's pointing a bit to the left.  "Over there. It was all weird and really small, how did you do sciencey stuff in there?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 27, 2017, 10:37:09 am
Quinn grabs a couch cushion to sit on whilst he talks with the catmaid. "I worked with anomalous artifacts.
 Like ahm..."
Quinn unsheathes his sword, a silver arming sword. He holds the grip flat in his palm with the blade resting against three fingers, "Like this, this is an artifact. In responce to lesser essentia transit product, and a firm grip..." He tightly grips the sword, the sword starts to glow brightly, "It glows brightly with intense heat."  Quinn swats away Katharine's hand as she reaches to touch, ,"No touching. Hot, it'll burn you."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 27, 2017, 10:52:30 am
"Awwwww..."   Kathrine groans, ears pointing to the sides.   It's cute, in a "this person shouldn't exist" kinda way.   "So where'd you work?   Ooooh, was it at C-19-53-F?   I was there.   They were mean, but you're not mean.  Doctor Quinn is nice!   I likes Doctor Quinn."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 27, 2017, 11:15:13 am
"AOR 13, Subclass 2, under the jurisdiction of Research Director Kinder. Haven't worked with... Commercial Mutants." Quinn says, he raises an eyebrow, "How were they "mean""?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 27, 2017, 11:22:51 am
"They called me names and stuff.   Like...  Um...   'Dumbass' and, uh...   'W-whore'?   What's a whore?"  Doctor Ilyushin was nice though, he gave me this jacket for hugging him!   He was sad a lot."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 27, 2017, 11:42:39 am
"U-uh. A whore is-" Quinn clears his throat, "A whore is a-" Quinn looks around the room. "A nice woman, Yeah. That."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 27, 2017, 12:24:27 pm
"Like boobie lady?   They still called me 'Dumbass' though, and that's mean, and that's not my name!   My name's Kathrine.   It's K-A-T-H-R-I-N-E.   I like my name."   Kathrine's brings her tail around to her front and hugs it.   "I like my tail, too!  Why does nobody else have a tail?   Mistress had a tail, but Mistress' isn't nice and fluffy like mine.  Does Cowboy have a tail?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 27, 2017, 12:31:08 pm
"Floyd doesn't have a tail, no. He isn't a cowboy either, more of a gunslinger." Quinn lets a breath out through his nose, "Don't- Don't call Catnip mistress. Her name is Catnip, not mistress. You are not a servant anymore, you're a human being." He rapidly points towards the catmaid and himself a few times, "Repeat that back to me. You are a human being."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 27, 2017, 12:37:33 pm
"B-but Mistress was fine with..."   Kath swallows heavily.  "I'm a human being...?"  She looks uncertain as she says it.  "I'm not a servant?   That sounds nicer.   Where's Mistress?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 27, 2017, 12:50:16 pm
"Catnip is currently goin through...treatment dear. She is fine but will not be jointing us for a while.", Roxanne explained to katherine, "By the way, doctor quinn may have gotten the meaning of the word 'whore' wrong...so don't go around using it ok?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 27, 2017, 12:55:39 pm
"O-oh.   So what does it mean?"   Kathrine hugs her tail tighter, ears pointed to the sides once more.   "Should I say sorry, Boobie Lady?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 27, 2017, 01:02:54 pm
"I am never gonna live this down am I...", Roxanne though to herself. "We kath...It means when someone...",Roxanne was very uncomfortable with the subject an explaning it to what seemed like a child made it worse,"It's when someone is very friendly with alot of people...very freindly indeed... also, you don't have to apologize, just refrain from calling people that."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 27, 2017, 01:13:13 pm
"Oh!   So Doctor Quinn was right?"   Kath perks up again, letting go of her tail.  "Where's Cowboy?   I wanna say hi!   Um...   Floyd?   I wanna say hi to Floyd."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 27, 2017, 01:16:46 pm
"He sorta doubles as catnips guard...kinda. He might be back soon as well with catnip's treatment and all..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 27, 2017, 01:26:07 pm
"Why does Mistress need a guard?   And treatment?   I'm here!"   Kathrine jumps to her feet, pointing her thumbs at herself.   She then poses with her hands on her hips, trying to make herself look big.   ...It doesn't work.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 27, 2017, 01:29:06 pm
"Barn, actually. Working on his 'baby'" Quinn says, practically using his entire body to roll his eyes.



Floyd holds a stereo system from a car in his hands, "Nnnnow. How am I gonna put this in you...?" He puffs out his cheeks in thought, rubbing his beard with his non dominant hand.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 27, 2017, 01:29:35 pm
The knight meanwhile was rather amused by all this. "You...haven't had any run-ins with anything worse than those...ahem, laser robots, I'm guessing?"



Side note, still out and about, can't get on the discord at the moment.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 27, 2017, 01:32:34 pm
She doesn't need one and floyd isn't officially but he...aussmes the role naturally?", Responds Roxanne doubting her own response. "And catnips treatment is because she had a few...accidents...and recovery has been slow...",Roxanne told catnip," Don't science if you don't know what you are messing with does..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 27, 2017, 01:36:59 pm
"To the barn!"  Kath exclaims, marching towards the bigger of the three buildings.  "Cowboy Floyd man!  Hello!"   She gradually starts picking up speed, obviously going for another pounce, but she stops just before she gets to Floyd, leaning forward unsteadily.   "HicanIhugyou?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 27, 2017, 01:41:35 pm
"Huh-" Floyd jumps in surprise, he catches Kath before she faceplants. "Hugs? Yeah, sure, always enjoy a good hug." Floyd hugs the little catmaid. "Now who're you, little lady?" he says, picking her up effortlessly.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 27, 2017, 01:44:37 pm
'Wait, don't just go running like that!", Roxanne exclaims after reaching katherine in the barn, "Well, at least it did not end in a faceplant like before..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 27, 2017, 01:48:33 pm
"I'm Kathrine!  You like hugs too?   Yaaaay!"   Kath fist-pumps in the air, tail wrapping itself around her leg.   "I like you.   You're like a who-  Um...   Nice man?"   She glances back at Roxanne.  "Sorry, Boobie Lady."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 27, 2017, 01:51:01 pm
"No...don't...that is not what is means!", Roxanne exclaims at katherine in a poor attempt at correction.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 27, 2017, 01:53:47 pm
The knight smiled at that. "Takes rather well to her, not being bowled over helps it seems." he remarked. "How's the vehicle holding up, by the way?"

Cue a facepalm from this. He pitied whoever's going to end up trying to explain that more bluntly.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 27, 2017, 01:56:25 pm
Floyd glares at Roxy for a second before going back to Kath, "Well aren't'chu the cutest lil' thing. Lemme sit you down and grab you a soda or something. Let an old man tell you what he's workin' on." He sits her down somewhere and passes her a cola, "Workin' on puttin' in this stereo system in my 'horse' here. She's my baby, y'know.
Put my heart n' soul into it. Maybe I could actually listen to these here 'Cash C-D's I have..."

"Vee-hic-ile is doin' great, Knight." Floyd says to the Knight.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 27, 2017, 01:58:22 pm
"W- Why did you look at me like that floyd? What did I do?", Roxanne asked floyd fearing the answer.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 27, 2017, 02:01:16 pm
"Nothin' right now, I'll talk to ya later 'booby lady'." Floyd says, chuckling.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 27, 2017, 02:03:11 pm
The knight nodded at that. "Still hadn't taken much time to get the tank in full order, but it's functional still. Can wait until after getting supplies and such to finish work on it." he said, regarding Roxanne curiously, uncertain about the look he gave her. Nearly reminded him about the look the knight got when he first arrived, putting on his man-at-arms act.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 27, 2017, 02:06:57 pm
"You too floyd?!", Roxanne responded,"Fine!". "First the catgirl...then the knight...and floyd too...now my gown is dirty...", Roxanne mumbled to herself in place.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 27, 2017, 02:10:57 pm
Kathrine closely examines the can that Floyd gives her, specifically the ingredients list.   She shakes the can a bit, listening closely.   "Soda is bad for you, you know.  You should only have it in moderation.   Too much could lead to heart disease!"   She puts the can down, smiling smugly.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 27, 2017, 02:12:56 pm
"Heh, suppose you're right. Don't want the soda? Would you like a juice or water instead?" Floyd says, raising an eyebrow.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 27, 2017, 02:17:41 pm
"Soda is kinda of luxury know kath, no more will be made in a loooooong time.", Roxanne told katherine.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 27, 2017, 02:21:46 pm
"Why not?"   She picks the can back up, but doesn't open it.  "If it's a luxury, Imma give it to Mistress!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 27, 2017, 02:22:39 pm
Sir Loin shrugged at that. "Then again, she does have a point. Never did get that used to it. More for the others I guess." he said. "Though I'd love to know who taught her how to eat healthy but didn't teach her anything about interacting with people..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 27, 2017, 02:24:47 pm
"Well, no more is going to be made because the people who knew how to make it are...gone...", Roxanne responded," Catnip might appreciate food now more than ever so suit yourself."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 27, 2017, 02:52:51 pm
"Oh.   Are they those weird people now?   They didn't want hugs, and they didn't like me, but they couldn't hit me so I'm okay."  She rolls onto her back and rolls over so she can look at Sir Loin.  "Hey, I can talk with people!   Doctor Ilyushin taught me how to cook good.   Mister Igwe tried to tell me how to sew, but he was bad at it so Ilyushin taught me better as well.  I liked Doctor Ilyushin."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 27, 2017, 02:58:00 pm
"Yeah, they are those weird people...They don't like hugs...or anything else for that matter. Stay away from them, they are bad people.", Roxanne warned Katherine.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 27, 2017, 02:59:13 pm
"Weird people...you mean the revenants?" he asked. "I see. So, quick on your feet, probably how you survived this long. That's good."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 27, 2017, 03:03:26 pm
"So this Doctor Ilyushin, was he your handler...or something?",Roxanne asked, "You seem to be fond of him."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 27, 2017, 03:11:40 pm
Kath shakes her head, tail arching over her back and bobbing in front of her.  "Nope!  Jeremy was my handler, but Doctor Ilyushin was the nice one.  He told the other ones off when they called me mean names.   He also gave me this coat!  Jeremy didn't give me band-aids when I got hurt either..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 27, 2017, 03:13:32 pm
"He doesn't sound like a good man, pumpkin. They... Didn't do anything else, did they?" Floyd asks, somewhat fearing the answer.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 27, 2017, 03:16:20 pm
"Ah, he sounded nice then...So he was the one who taught your skills right?", Roxanne responded to Katherine.
"Man this whole lab mutant thing sure had many interesting characters on all angles...", Roxanne thought to herself.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 27, 2017, 03:21:42 pm
The knight nodded at that. "Doesn't sound like a good place, but seems at least one of the doctors involved treated her better than the others. Not sure I want to know what sorts of other things were going on in those places though. Between these sorts of genetic experiments, whatever Roxanne's friend here was involved in, and those...things in the other lab bunker."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 27, 2017, 03:41:58 pm
"What'd you mean by 'anything else'?  They just called me mean names and didn't like me."  Kath peeks around the tip of her tail.   She seems strangely upbeat for the topic being discussed.  "Jeremy wasn't good at minding me..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 27, 2017, 04:15:16 pm
"Wait, kath, if you dislike junk food why did you take my chocolate then? Selective judgment?", Roxanne asked," By the way knight, can you be a dear and bring me a bible, there is something I want to do..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 27, 2017, 04:17:55 pm
Sir Loin nodded at that. "Think we might have one around here somewhere..."



Side note, don't actually remember what all morale books got brought along in Catnip's lab.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 27, 2017, 04:22:35 pm
"Thank you, now lets see...there!". Roxanne proceeds to chant something in latin. "Now she is purified, can't be too careful with the arcane..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 27, 2017, 04:34:00 pm
Sir Loin gave Roxanne a wary glance. "I've seen just enough of those peculiar books to tell them apart from simple religious texts. Unless some of those make particular use of holy books for their rituals..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 27, 2017, 04:39:51 pm
"Certain passages give me the inspiration required to preform rituals I have recently learned. It is not enough to known the verse, I must read it."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 27, 2017, 04:40:41 pm
Kathrine tilts her head to the side, giving a quizzical look to Roxanne.   "Uhm...   What?"  She moves her tail away from her face and rolls forward to get to her feet.  "Where's Mistress?   I wanna go see Mistress."   She grabs her pack off the ground and just stands there for a while, clearly waiting for someone to tell her where Catnip is.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 27, 2017, 04:43:16 pm
"Still no word on how the treatments is going... I am sorry Kath but my hands are tied here...Anything else you have in mind?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 27, 2017, 04:47:29 pm
The knight hmms at that. "I see. Tempting to look into the basics of that sometime, will make it easier to know what to keep an eye out for, to bring items back for Quinn." he said. "Catnip should be back soon. She's...ill, so Dervish was working on something to help her." he explained, not wanting to have to explain mutagenic overdose to a catgirl, especially when he only partly understood how mutagens worked anyway.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 27, 2017, 04:56:17 pm
"Uuuuuuurgh"  Kath moans, visibly uncomfortable with being away from her 'mistress' for so long.  "What's over the spiky fence?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 27, 2017, 05:08:39 pm
"There is our crops, we are growing food so we don't have to go out and hunt or do scavenge runs for food. Wanna go see?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 27, 2017, 05:17:50 pm
"Ooooh, yeah!  I wanna see what I can make!  Do we have peppers?  What about onions?"  Kathrine is bouncing up and down on the tips of her toes, shaking arms held tightly to her chest.  "Let's go!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 27, 2017, 05:21:26 pm
"Yeah, lets go then. Someone come find us if there is any news on catnip." Roxanne gives the bible to the knight. "Thanks again sir loin" Roxanne opens the barn door into the farming area. "Ready kath? This way!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 27, 2017, 05:24:26 pm
The knight nodded at that, carefully booking the bible away after she handed it back to him. "Just careful, most of them aren't fully-grown yet."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 27, 2017, 05:27:09 pm
"Probably more mature than some of us here", Roxanne responded with a wink while also covertly pointing at kath, "Cosplayers included."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 27, 2017, 05:38:24 pm
Kathrine, tail swishing in the way a happy cat's does, gets that look again, ears pinned back, grinning in a way that exposes the tips of her fangs.  Running up behind Roxy almost silently, she jumps on her back, wrapping her legs around her.   "Wheee!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 27, 2017, 05:42:16 pm
Roxanne is surprised by the act but know can gather her composure from the experience she had a short while ago. "You wanna piggy ride to the fields? Fine, just grab onto me and don't let go." Roxanne grabs kath by the feet to help her balance.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 27, 2017, 06:10:30 pm
Kathrine, completely ignoring what Roxanne just said, immediately leans backwards, tail just barely off the ground.   She's surprisingly not that heavy, and doesn't actually offset Roxy much.  She points off towards one of the stalks above ground.  "Oooooh, I see potatos.   One and a half of them, with butter, some salt, garlic, olive oil, ge- Whup!"  She slips off Roxy's shoulders, cartwheeling backwards.  "Yes, we have peppers too!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 27, 2017, 06:14:12 pm
Roxanne at first worried about katherine injuring herself, or her, with her stunts but that worry soon turn to awe at her nimbleness. "You sure can move about can't you kath? Alright lets pick some up to cook. I can cook but only bland meals, how about you?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 27, 2017, 06:19:28 pm
"I can do anything from mashed potatoes to Vichyssoise, for the dinner guests."  She gives a small bow, sticking her tongue out.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 27, 2017, 06:21:39 pm
"Well, I'll be dammed... Alright, I might not be properly dressed to pick up crops but whatever. What should we get?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 27, 2017, 06:23:09 pm
The knight smiled at that. "This while time I've been used to making stuff that lasts longer. Dried meat, tack, stuff like that."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 27, 2017, 06:24:48 pm
"Potatos, leeks if we have them, peppers, let the onions grow more, strawberries would be nice..."  She looks around the fields some more.  "Um...   That's it?   Aww..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 27, 2017, 06:27:42 pm
"Yeah, sorry to say but we have not spent much time here ourselves, we haven't managed to get much crops growing." Roxanne proceeds to pick up a basket and picks up the crops katherine pointed out. "Lets see what type of meal you can make with this!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 27, 2017, 06:46:08 pm
"Do we have any...  Beef?   I can make stuffed peppers!   They're really simple but it might be better than the junk food everywhere..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 27, 2017, 06:47:48 pm
"That...might be harder to get than wild game at present."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 27, 2017, 06:48:56 pm
"We do have a few pieces lying around. An actual meal might be nice after all this time..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 27, 2017, 09:59:14 pm
Catnip ran over yet another beaver. The animals were out in force today. The others had shown her how to properly deal with the bodies, to maximize the amount of usable meat. Instead of hacking and chopping like she used to what seemed like ages ago, she could carefully separate and portion out her cuts. When the meat was wrapped up and loaded into the trunk of the car, she started the engine, listening with displeasure at the knock in the engine, and the occasional backfire. Bad fuel filter. Small engine anyway. She would disassemble it and melt it down later. Or take it to the recycler she found in the cratered ruins of the town across the bridge. Her mind returned to another task she had at hand. She'd planted a great many things on the farm her family (and she had begun thinking of them as family) had taken over and the plants had immediately run to riot. Roxanne warned her about something called "temporal farming," which she didn't understand in the slightest except that it meant no one could touch the plants but her. She had to admit, she had gone a bit crazy with the seeds. "But I was hungry." she reasoned aloud. It didn't help to blunt the displeasure she felt at the idea of having to collect all that up by herself. She saw a moose in the road ahead, thought briefly about it, and then ran it down with the car. For the mooses part, it had heard the car coming and had decided it would have to put a stop to whatever was making all that noise. When it rounded the bend though, it could see nothing in the drivers seat because of the cloak catnip kept donned while out and about, and was stalled by confusion. A moment later, confusion would give way to blackness as it's legs were broken from beneath it and it's organs were ruthlessly pulped by several tons of Detroit rolling iron. Ramming animals was certainly much easier than shooting them with bow and arrow was, and leagues easier than stabbing fish with her knife was. It took time as well as fuel though. Constantly stopping and starting the car, she worried that it wouldn't start every time. At the same time though, it gave her time to think. To think on the shift, and her sudden erratic change.

The world had changed, taking with it the refugee center and all the friends and people she knew. Dervish had explained it to her, but it was much too technical. She had asked about the parts she'd collected for the train, and he said those were gone too. She'd bawled at the loss of so many friends, and she'd thrown an ugly tantrum at the loss of all those parts in which she even took a swing at someone. She didn't even remember who she'd swung at, only that they were a hell of a lot more agile than catnip. And a hell of a lot stronger. After that, she'd spent a week in the RV Floyd had brought her (which carmello had left her) sulking and poking at her dramatically changed face in the mirror. And cleaning her teeth. She did a lot of that. Also brushing her sleek fur. She liked her fur to look nice, but she didn't know why. She hadn't spent any time at all on her hair when she hadn't been covered in it. When she'd felt better, she asked Dervish. "Well catnip..." His cheeks had flushed, Sir loin and Roxanne, who had been discussing some matter looked in their direction, suddenly sensing by instinct that something awkward was about to happen. "There comes a time in the life of everyone, even non-mutants, when their bodies start to change." Loin and Roxanne hurriedly gathered up what they were doing and left, Roxanne with an audible "nope." The lecture that followed seemed to be making Dervish very uncomfortable, and so catnip had told him it was fine, she didn't need to know more. All she needed to know, she decided, was that the world had changed and so had she.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 27, 2017, 10:03:20 pm
Out-of-character, betting that it's Roxanne that Catnip took a swing at, she's the one with a lot more dodge skill here. Plus same strength as Sir Loin. Whereas dunno what Floyd can take, and punching a guy in chainmail sounds like Fun. :V
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 28, 2017, 04:12:19 am
Floyd strolls towards Roxanne, "So. Roxy. Where's the little'un learn that ah... That word?" Floyd says, raising an eyebrow.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 28, 2017, 04:15:51 am
"She said it was her handler...She said he was mean to her and called her names and that was on of them.",Roxanne responded.
"Wait, you are not implying she learned it from me are you?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 28, 2017, 04:18:17 am
"I'm assumin' she don't know the actual meanin', correct?" Floyd asks
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 28, 2017, 04:19:12 am
Sir Loin regards the two warily, quietly seeing himself out, though still being close enough to keep an eye on things if the matter got heated. "This can't be good..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 28, 2017, 04:19:22 am
"Yeah, she asked what it was and attempts were made to explain it but...how does one do so?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 28, 2017, 04:21:14 am
"Nah, nah. Not mad at'cha. Jus' makin' sure you didn't tell her the actual meanin'." Floyd pats Roxy on the shoulder, "Ya did good kid, don't worry 'bout it."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 28, 2017, 04:23:52 am
He blinks at that, regarding the two curiously. "Given the intended way those scientists likely meant it, simply saying it was an insult would suffice as well. She doesn't...need to know the less colloquial definition."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 28, 2017, 04:24:32 am
Roxanne was weirded out a bit by how the cowboy talked to Roxanne due to the fact that it was new to her. She was used to deal with people in stoic professional matters but this was different. Even so, it felt nice to her. "Thanks floyd, mutants can be a hassle."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 28, 2017, 05:03:26 am
Kathrine, meanwhile, is currently leaving all of the cans of soda she's found outside Catnip's room.  She's still uncomfortable with barely seeing her, but she seems to be dealing with it decently well.  Returning to the kitchen of the farmhouse, she turns the knob on the oven.   Frowning, she tries all of them, and hits the stovetop when it flat-out refuses to turn on.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 28, 2017, 05:19:36 am
The knight regards the catgirl curiously. "Uhoh...right, grid's out. Don't think an invertor's built into any of the vehicles either..." he said, approaching. "One of the vehicles we have here, Catnip's RV, should have a working kitchen unit with a stove top though. Failing that...dif you teacher ever cover using foil or paper wrap to bake on a campfire? Might be interesting..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 28, 2017, 05:27:02 am
"Hey kath, I have the crops you asked for. Where do you wa...what are you doing?", Roxanne exclaimed perplex.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 28, 2017, 05:42:05 am
Kathrine, barely paying attention, is halfway inside the oven by now.  As Roxanne half-yelled something, she jumps.  There's a loud bang as she slides back out of the oven, rubbing her elbow.  "Oven is broken."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 28, 2017, 05:44:18 am
Roxanne tries to hide a chuckle at the sight, "Would of guess so, power is down and we don't if the oven even works at itself. Sorry to have startled you kath."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 28, 2017, 06:05:50 am
"How can I cook without an oven?"   Kath stands up and shuts the oven door, arms crossed.   "This is lame."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 28, 2017, 06:12:18 am
The knight perked up at that. "Catnip's vehicle, when she gets back you can use that. Or I can try to teach you what I know about cooking on a campfire."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 28, 2017, 09:47:09 am
Catnip strode in at that moment, her favorite toolbox under her arm. Sir loin made to greet her but was interrupted by the high squealing noise which split the air, and the ears of all those present, which erupted from Katherines mouth. "MISSTREEEEESSSS!!" Catnip stuck a pinky in one pointed ear and twisted it, as if trying to dislodge something the catmaids screeching had put there. "Feeeck, you don't have to be so loud." She didn't hear catnip, "Mistress! Mistress! The oven is broken! How am I supposed to cook without an oven?!" Catnip set her tools on the counter next to the stove and opened it's front door to look inside. Before long, she'd closed the door and pulled the unit away from the wall. Then, with tools in hand, she carefully but quickly began removing parts. At first, Katherine thought she was going to repair it. Soon though, as the ovens parts were gently set aside in orderly little piles, she came to the realization that catnip had no intention of fixing the oven. "Mistress, what are you doing? How am I supposed to make dinner without-" Catnip pointed. "Converted the tool shed to a cook house." She explained, not looking up from her work. "If you want to cook, it's got most of the things you'll need. The basics anyway. Sorry I wandered off kat, we can watch cartoons and eat chocolate later. I got chores to do..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 28, 2017, 10:57:19 am
"But- Alright, Mistress.   There's...  Um...   S-sweets outside your room..."  Kathrine sounds uncharacteristically downbeat, taking the ingredients from Roxanne and walking over towards the shed.  "Stupid Kathrine.   Don't question the owner.   The owner paid a lot for you, Kathrine is in 'debt'.  Kath has to..."   Kathrine visibly shudders as she remembers Jeremy's "lessons" in etiquette.   "K-Kathrine has to never talk back."

Kathrine half opens the door to the shed, glancing back to the house.  "Stuffed peppers.   Right."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 28, 2017, 11:44:05 am
Quinn's head aches and he starts to stare out in space, he blinks and stands up from his chair, he grabs his bag and takes out a small bag of coffee and a cheap coffee filter out of it. He walks to the cooking room to make a cup of coffee. He spots Kathrine, noticing something is off. "What's wrong?" He grabs a coffee maker and gets it ready to make coffee.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 28, 2017, 11:59:41 am
Kath squeaks, tail sticking straight out behind her.   "OH!   Doctor Quinn!   Hi!"  She exclaims, back to her normal bubbly happiness.  "I'm making food for everyone!  Do you want anything special?  I have alcohol, I...  Think."  Unslinging her pack, she pulls out the bottle of brandy, holding it out towards Quinn.  "What's this?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 28, 2017, 12:02:18 pm
"Brandy, it's a type of liquor. Don'-" Quinn looks at Kath in thought, "Age... How old are you?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 28, 2017, 12:04:32 pm
"...Twenty two years, five months, three days!"  She bounces on her feet again, hands placed together behind her back.   She's grinning again, presumably from knowing her exact age.   "How old are you?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 28, 2017, 12:09:20 pm
"Thirty Eight years, and..." Quinn squints through his glasses in thought, "And sixteen days." The coffee maker dings, Quinn grabs a coffee mug and fills it half way with coffee and the other half with brandy. "Want a cup?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 28, 2017, 12:17:24 pm
Kath just shakes her head.   "Cooking.  Thanks though, Doctor Quinn!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 28, 2017, 12:27:35 pm
"Hmph, okay. What are you cooking?" Quinn downs the cup in his hand, he puts it down and grabs the pitcher out of the coffee maker. He considers grabbing the cup again, then he just starts drinking out of the pitcher.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 28, 2017, 12:38:09 pm
"Food."  She pulls her knife out of her bag, wiping it down with a rag before starting to prep the rest of the ingredients.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 28, 2017, 12:53:11 pm
The knight eventually made his way in, having intended to set aside some of the meat Catnip brought back and started working on preserving, looking the two over. "Anything I can hep with for the moment? Catnip's setup should be fairly basic but functional, more than just a firepit at least."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 28, 2017, 02:57:47 pm
A noise can be heard all round the farm. At first it's a small echo and then turns into a voice. "Can you all hear me? This Roxanne speaking. I set up an intercom system using a two-way radio and a bunch of normal radios. This way we can rally people if need be or make announcements. Don't miss use or I'll curse you and not in the verbal sense!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 28, 2017, 03:21:54 pm
The knight looked around, thinking he's give a response if not for his radio being attached to the tank. "Well, I can see that attracting a whole lot more than just the occasional maid." he remarked, heading over to where Roxanne was. "Seems to work loud and clear, you sure broadcasting to everything in earshot is a good idea? Though still can't be louder than the vehicles, so probably won't be any more of a problem with noise discipline than what we already have to deal with."

"And I don't think I want to know what kinds of curses you'd think up."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 28, 2017, 03:26:22 pm
"Boobie Lady shouldn't swear.  Swearing is bad."  Kathrine mutters, stabbing her terrible pocket knife into the cutting board.  "Do-do we have anything sharper?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 28, 2017, 03:28:59 pm
The knight blinks at that, poking his head back into the kitchen. "Maybe can get Roxanne to let you borrow her arm for a second, since it's got a blade in it...wait, this might be overkill, but would an arming sword work?" he asked, probably now glad that he was rather obsessive about sharpening and cleaning it daily.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 28, 2017, 03:33:51 pm
"This intercom system is not too noisy and town are far away enough to no be of concern." Roxanne fiddled with the two way radio a bit more. "Now that think about it, I could tunr this into a broadcast system to attract more survivors. More people could be a lot of help." Roxanne pondered at her idea seeming statisfied at it boradcasting it through the intercom," What do you all think?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 28, 2017, 03:54:06 pm
"A...   Whosawhatsit?   Is it sharp?"  Kathrine asks, looking at Sir Loin's arming sword.    "It's a...sword? Like this thing. Sharp, long knife?" comes the reply.   "Um...?   I just something really sharp or like, pointy or something."   "Try this then, I've never really needed to carry a seconday knife, so I've kept it sharp enough for anything I need to use it f or." 

Kath snatches the sword from Sir Loin and tries to get back to cutting with it.   She still has the scabbard on it.   "This isn't sharp..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 28, 2017, 03:58:23 pm
Sir Loin promptly facepalms at that, carefully reaching over to grab it and remove the scabbard. "It works better out of that..." he remarked.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 28, 2017, 04:06:28 pm
With the sword now sheathless, Kath raises it again, bringing the sword down once more.   She successfully cuts open a pepper.
Congratulation
She continues doing so until she's got everything prepped, then gives the sword back and grabs her knife again.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 28, 2017, 04:10:14 pm
The knight rather carefully waited well out of reach until she was finished, grabbing a cloth to wip it off before sheathing it. "Hopefully Quinn can help with the rest. Actually...huh. Wonder if his sword would've work just as well. You'd think one of us would have a proper knife though."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 28, 2017, 05:02:27 pm
Quinn, nose deep in his notes, wasn't listening. "Knife?" Quinn reaches a hand inside his labcoat and takes out a large hunting knife for Katharine. "Be careful with the blade. Sharper then you're used to probably."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 29, 2017, 12:22:00 am
https://www.dropbox.com/s/bxs4mpgvvcjrrc1/UMCDDA%20the%20shadow%20over%20maine%20or%20something.zip?dl=0

Gonna do a write up in a bit
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 29, 2017, 01:06:41 am
Dervish finished collecting his things, "I think she's in good hands." he said. "Where ya'll gonna go?" asked Floyd. "Believe it or not," he chuckled, "there's a refugee center about a mile to the west. This place was a stroke of luck. Expect me to come back and check up on Nip and the other one. It's part of my job after all." He handed floyd the bright green bag clip. "If Kathrine gets out of hand, you know what to do with this. She's imprinted on catnip though, so maybe you should pass it on to her for me. It would be easier for her to do it." Floyd turned the clip over in his hands, "I'll tell catnip yer off on a b'ness trip er somethin. Ain't like yer never gonna be back." He said. Dervish gave a short laugh, "Yeah." He didn't tell Floyd that he probably wouldn't be. He'd been to the refugee center before hand, the Old Guard rep had informed him that his assignment had changed, and he was needed back on the USS Reliant within a week. "If something comes up, I'll send a message." He held out his hand for Floyd to shake, "it's been nice working with you sir." he said. Floyd took the offered hand and drawled out, "happy trails, professor." With that, Dervish stepped out of the farmhouse and, for a time, out of their lives.

Catnip side stepped around yet another something that leaked nasty black stuff and smelled like death. It didn't detect her, except by smell, and she knew she'd have a moment to sneak away before it realized that something it could try to bite was nearby. She'd gotten used to this routine, dodging around these dead people. Kathrine had asked, no, begged to be allowed to come with her but catnip knew that was a bad idea. For one, kathrine didn't have a scintillating blanket. For two, kathrine was very very loud. No, Kathrine couldn't come with her on this trips. Catnip gave her some of her chocolate and a "gameman RGB" to toy with while she was away. Kathrine had never got any gifts before, and was over the moon with excitement when catnip had given her one. She knew kathrine would have brought the gameman with her too, and that the noise from it would likely bring the dead people closer. She made steady progress to the door of the building with the big sign over it's door. "bu-loo bur-ook..." she whispered, sounding out the words like Roxanne had instructed. Blue brook. The next two words were harder, but she relished the opportunity to use what she'd learned outside books. She'd learned everything she'd known about mechanics from looking at the diagrams and images in her books back in the lab, now that she was figuring out how to read the actual words, perhaps she could learn much more. First though, those next two words. "His-tore-ick-all sow-kye... sow-sci-aye... sow-sci-eh-tee." She narrowed her eyes as she read, the sun didn't help. "bloo brook his-toric-all so-sigh-aty. Blue brook historical society." She whispered it several times out loud. Confident that she had learned something, Quinn had once told her "a day in which you learn nothing is a day wasted," she walked satisfied to the door and tried it. Locked. Not a problem for Catnips nimble fingers though. She unrolled a canvas bedecked with little hooks and pins and set to work. In no time at all, she heard a faint "click" and the door slowly pivoted at the hinge, it's lock no longer engaged. Inside, it was dark. What little light there was came streaming in through the front windows. The place was filled with mostly empty display cases. Mostly, but not completely. Catnip walked over to one, and inside was a sword much like Sir loins somewhat shorter blade. She could find no lock to pick, and so smashed the glass with a chair. Once it was out though, she could tell that it was little more than trash. The blade was dull and the metal cheap. What kind of museum was this? She took the sword anyway, along with another cheap fake she found. This second was a heavy thing with a curve in it's blade. The third thing she found, standing upright in a case in the center of the hall was not a fake though. Catnip laid eyes upon it, and immediately liked it. "Nay," she thought in Sir loins voice, "you covet the steel brand in yonder case m'lady." while her tools were blunt and unwieldy for fighting, the sword in the case had the look of dexterity. Where Sir loins arming sword called for efficiency and strength, Catnip thought that maybe the sword in the case was more suited to nimble flourishes and quick strikes. The brass plaque beneath the blades plinth stated, in simple copperplate letters she never noticed, "Rapier, Italy, circa. 1686." Catnip spent little time debating what to do, she smashed the display case and carefully withdrew the slender blade. She didn't know how to use it, but she was willing to bet Sir loin did.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 29, 2017, 01:52:09 pm
Ooh, that's gonna be interesting to write up, trying to teach fencing with Sir Loin knows different styles. In any case, on laptop now, so will be starting my turn in a bit and on discord eventually. Current plan is deciding what to do, so I'll add a preliminary writeup...

...and load error, it says it can't find an artifact item definition, dafuq.

EDIT: Error can be ignored, preliminary writeup goes here.



Meanwhile back at base, the knight considered his options. They had a decent bit of supplies, but more food would always help. Catnip no longer had urgent need of purfier or other medicine, but there was still a lab they had rough directions to if needed. Plus, Kath mentioned some peculiar places she snuck past on the way to the farm, which might interest Quinn.

Meanwhile Dervish left to visit a refugee center they found, which might be worth paying him a visit, while Catnip had just returned hauling a few interesting weapons, though most were rather poor little replicas. The one weapon that was in usable quality was not very suitable for the way he was taught to fight, something that did sorely disappont her. However, one system of combatives he picked up along the way would work wonders with it, offering her a few pointers on it, along with offering to bring back any useful manuals he finds along the way.

The knight considered his options carefully. Just in case, the lab might have valuable supplies, and he had access cards to spare. Then he went over to the tank to check on it, and realized he'd left the camera system running the whole time, draining the battery. Some things never change. He'd have to go install a solar panel or two and connect it to the main battery bank, then leave it behind to charge.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 29, 2017, 03:26:43 pm
   Roxanne had just finished giving the final touches to the two-way radio that served as the intercom system. She had grown fascinated with making tweaks and adjustments to it and her latest project was ambitious; using a makeshift antenna, she modified the radio once more to double as a broadcast system to send radio messages to more radio frequencies. Previously the radio worked by all other radios, including those of the intercom system, to be in predetermined channels. like a walkie-talkie, to allow communication; now the two way radio was able to send it's broadcast on general broadcast channels for all with a radio to listen to.

   Not long after, Roxanne sent a broadcast announcing the existence of the farm and it's offer for shelter, supplies and security. "Are you sure this is a good idea Roxanne? We don't know what kind of people are out there who might listen to this.", Floyd questioned Roxanne. Floyd was the only soul on the farm apart from Katherine who had offered to help; but Kath was too fickle for this kind of tasks and everyone underestimated her abilities due to her appearance, Roxanne included. Everyone else was busy with their own tasks and the knight was prepping to leave to look for supplies and the such. "Don't worry Floyd", Roxanne assured, "Even if we so get some baddies I am sure we can take them on. You yourself have an impressive arsenal and skill not to mention the knight and myself. We should be fined." Floyd was not one to be persuaded by flattery but saw that Roxanne had a point. "All right, I will leave you to it then. Anything else that you need just give the word.", Floyd told Roxanne as he walked off the room.

   Two hours passes since the broadcast had been put on repeat when Roxanne heard a response. "Hello? Anybody there? Is this a dead broadcast?" A few seconds of static were heard before Roxanne adjusted the settings for a clearer sound while also rerouting the broadcast to the intercom. "...been hold up in a...church of sorts for quite some time but have now managed to get out. The coordinates you provided are not that far off from where I am currently. I have been traveling for a while and shelter seems like a nice proposition." The sound quality starts to degrade and become less audible at this point. "This radio is running low on juice so I won't be able to hear or issues a response. I will go to your place soon so so not be alarmed. I will be wearing a black..." The transmission is cut off. Roxanne fiddles with the radio to see if it is on her end but to no avail, the signal is lost. She re-routes the radio back from the intercom and puts back the broadcast loop. She is perplexed by the sudden response, she did not really expect anybody to answer and more so on day one but here she was with confirmation someone had listened and they announced their intention to visit. Everyone in the farm heard the transmission via intercom, she knew there would be questions, she needed to prepare for it.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 29, 2017, 03:35:34 pm
By now the knight had spent time moving the last of the items he wouldn't need into storage for the others, having also helped build a proper place for storing any bionics he found, to give them to Catnip for safe keeping.

"You sure this is a good idea, Roxanne? I'll keep an eye out for survivors if I meet them along the way, if any seem like the one you found. But if anything happens while I'm out...Not going to be able to return very easily, not to mention radio contact won't be available when I'm out of the tank. If anyone gets hurt because of this idea..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 29, 2017, 03:38:59 pm
"We'll be fine knight, they said is was just one person. We can handle one person. We have a scientist with occult weapons, a season gunslinger and an augmented wizard. You should be the one to be careful out there, don't get too cocky because you are in a tank."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 29, 2017, 03:42:08 pm
Sir Loin nodded at that. "Very well then. Take care of yourselves, it's possible they might bring others along anyway. I'll be careful as well, not like I can drive the tank down into whatever's in those bunkers. Plus if power's out, will have to leave the helm behind to see more easily."

The next morning the knight was off, crossing the bridge and approaching a nearby town. "Bridge still clear, coming up on the town..." he reported over the tank's radio, a muffled explosion heard in the background.

"Minefield north, next to the road, left side if you're coming into town. Mind that if you head this way." he said, reminded of how poorly-done initial attempts to control the situation must've been, further making him glad he wasn't active when things went downhill.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/330074887735738379/unknown.png)

"Weird, passing by a small town that looks...suspicious. Thought the way Kath mentioned the town with the 'weird people' in it, it'd be east of the lab, not just across the bridge. Can see some of those rather oddball revenants in the vicinity."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 29, 2017, 05:00:21 pm
Fuck it, double post. o3o



"Crash site nearby, looks to be nothing but a bunch of scrap metal. Looks like either someone's already been here, or the shifting messed things up more than I thought. Doors are wide open. I'll check in when I need to bring stuff up to the surface. Sir Loin out."

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The knight made his way in carefully, noting that the upper floor had every single door opened up, security measures disabled. Soon though, the next floor seemed to be untouched, best as he could guess from his lack of familiarity with the lab projects. Much to his annoyance, there was a harsh chill in the air, not yet enough to be dangerous but disconcerting, as evidently climate control was working but most of the lights were out.

But the first thing he encountered, an array of vats disturbingly similar to what he encountered in the bio-weapon bunker, and a shambling figure in a lab coat, already confirmed his suspicions about the place, a guess already founded on his minimal experience and what all he's overheard from Dervish.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/330085794188623882/unknown.png)

The next figure looked alive, but only barely, body a mess of mechanical parts. His attempt to call out to the figure was met with nothing but the crackling and creaking of barely-functional bionics, the figure making a frenzied yet ultimately futile attempt to attack him.

Later on the knight returned to report on the radio. "Cold as hell down there, might be why it looks like no one looted any more than the surface level. More reason I wish I hadn't forget my gambeson..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 29, 2017, 05:06:45 pm
"This is Roxanne, you found a lab and its cold? I would advise you don't enter unless you are well insulated. If you manage to find any science jornals or chemicals bring them back, quinn would kill us both is you didn't."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 29, 2017, 05:14:50 pm
"First area is tolerable if I add a bit more layers besides just my armor, but I don't know how much worse it can get. So far only found one revenant, scientist it seems, no ID on her. Plus one of their...test subjects it seems, sick fucks put more half-broken bionics in him than I thought possible." he responded, a rare slip into profanity from the knight.

"...he didn't respond to my trying to talk him down. Lunged straight at me." he said, seeming unnerved by that.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 29, 2017, 05:36:01 pm
"Did you attempt to recover any bionics off of him? Maybe you can bring it here for analysis... Quinn said their might be weapon lockers behind very secure doors, Try to see if you can get in and find some toys."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 29, 2017, 05:38:37 pm
Kathrine knocks on the door to the radio room, then comes in before Roxanne can answer.  "Boobie Lady, where's the metal man?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 29, 2017, 05:41:12 pm
"Rather morbid thought there. None of it seemed salvageable though. Did find their barracks though, so that's a plus. Don't think I can bluff my way past the security console, but I brought the torch just in case." he answered. "So far found some sort of grenade just stored in a room full of slime, a chemistry set, few other things."

He then, overhearing Katherine over the radio, smirked a bit. "Boobie lady trapped me in the radio, heeeelp."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 29, 2017, 05:41:54 pm
Roxanne opens the door to let kath in. "Don't listen to him kath... The knight is off looking for food, weapons and anything interesting he can find. He is currently in an abandoned lab. We are speaking via this radio here."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 29, 2017, 05:46:12 pm
Kath just glares at the radio, ears pinned back.   "I'm not stupid, you...   T-tin can!"  She immediately stops looking frustrated as she repeats what Roxanne called him when she first arrived.   "People aren't tin cans."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 29, 2017, 05:49:56 pm
Roxanne laughs with her hand covering her mouth. "No, they are not. I call him that because he is a knight and the armor they were makes them look like a human tin can. He goes by the name of Sir Loin of Beef...I know, let him have it, it's the cataclysm..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 29, 2017, 05:51:42 pm
The knight snickered a bit at that. "Was worth a shot I guess. Great, now you've got her calling me that too, Rox." he answered over the radio. "And yes, I know it's a weird choice of name. Not like my actual name is much better."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 29, 2017, 05:59:50 pm
"Beef?  But people aren't food either!  Aaaaaargh!"   She stomps her foot, tail swishing back and forth rapidly.  "Tail-less people are weird."   She's pouting like a small child while Roxy and Sir Loin both laugh.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 29, 2017, 06:07:46 pm
After Roxanne regains her composure she responds, "Well kath, I may not have a tail but I bet you don't have this!" Roxanne raises her hand in the air and deploys her blade for the first time in front of kath. "My arm is a sword kath! A SWORD!!!", Roxanne says as her serious demeanor is struck down in favor of a childish personality.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 29, 2017, 06:13:25 pm
After a short while the knight reported back on the radio. "First part of the barracks clear, had to come back up to bring back some books and other items in the lockers, plus what the revenants inside it had on them. Good winter clothes on a few of them, but nothing in decent condition. Seems like the first lower level is a lot more comfortable in the daytime though, might be that their AC's having to keep up with warmer air from the surface. Which says something when it's this late in the year and the outside is warmer..."

"Oh, and try not to kill each other with your bionic knife fighting while you're at it?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 29, 2017, 06:20:15 pm
OOC: this has nothing to do with current events.

Catnip saw the little round thing fly through the cook shed while she was rolling dough for buns. She'd forgotten to take her blanket off, she'd gotten used to it's weight long ago, and so the little ball with the glass  eye didn't notice her. It simply flew through, looked at a few things, and then left. When the buns were done, catnip ate all six in one go and then followed the thing in the direction it had flown. South of the farm, just across the road, she spotted it. It was looking at various things. Flashing a light at bushes, animals, and occasionally the farm. Catnips distrust of robots was piqued. She picked up a hefty stick and quietly approached. When she was close, she took a moment to examine it more closely. A small label on the side read "Eye bot, mark 2, property of US military. If found please call..." She saw this, and didn't read it. The eye bot moved too much for her to sound out the words. The heavy stick came down on top of the eye bot and catnip heard something inside snap. It lay still on the grass where it had settled, and did nothing. After it had been brought back to the worksop, catnip got out her soldering iron and got to work, carefully removing it's innards and filing them away in bins. Afterwords, she would go back to the cook shack, giving the loudspeakers Roxanne had set up a wide berth (she didn't trust them, harbingers of badness back in the lab), to make another three batches of buns, all of which she would consume in one go, except the one she offered to kathrine when she came looking for her.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 29, 2017, 06:38:04 pm
Kathrine noticeably quietens down as soon as the blade gets brought out, apparently not picking up on the comedic part of Roxy's behaviour.   "I'm sorry Boobie Lady please don't get angry."   She slowly backs towards the door, looking at the floor.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 29, 2017, 06:41:44 pm
Roxanne quickly puts the blade away as she notices this here demeanor changing once more. "No no, I didn't mean it like that...I- I was only joking" Roxanne gives a nervous chuckle. "It's all in good fun you know? All in good fun!" Roxanne's poor attempts at defusing the situation make here less coherent as time goes by.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 29, 2017, 06:44:28 pm
The knight soon enough reported over the radio. "Haven't stabbed each other while I was out, I hope? Cleared the armory."

"Found some assorted magazines and ammo. Interesting weapons too, not counting some damaged weapons the revenants had on them. Some sort of current-issue MG, caseless. Plus an automatic rifle in the same chambering. Some sort of Leadworks machine pistol in .45 ACP. Different current-issue rifle, M416A5. More familiar with that than this caseless stuff. Plus a...pleasant surprise, an M107A1. Couple MREs too."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 29, 2017, 06:58:16 pm
Kath fumbles for the doorknob, and still leaves the room.   You can hear her running the hell away on the other side.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 29, 2017, 07:04:23 pm
Roxanne gives a deep sight. "Well knight, Kath officially hates me now...Don't know how to deal with that...", Roxanne informs Sir loin over the radio. "Gonna need a lot of chocolate to fix this..." Roxanne's eyes widen at the realisation of something. "Oh no...Floyd is going to kill me!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 29, 2017, 07:07:51 pm
Sir Loin facepalms at that. "Well, I'm glad I'm all the way over here, safely away from the wrath of Floyd. Nice knowing you Rox." he joked over the radio. "Going to be back under to explore more of the first section, be careful on your end."

"Well, still more to that floor, but most of it is cleared. Except for a few areas that're marked as being secured by defensive systems, there's also another barracks and a place marked as prisoner containment. if any of the people that work here are still alive, I'm half tempted to give them a pommel upside the face. Would serve them right, though it'd be a waste to just leave them to rot down here..." he remarked, clearly irritated enough by what he's seen so far to be entertaining rather dark thoughts.

"Between the bits and pieces of people in vats, the bionic experiments, probably against their will like Catnip and Kath, and god-knows-what's in prison containment..." the knight trailed off, before adding something.

"I also found a map down there, it seems to mark one of those other locations like the ones Catnip found. Thing is, layout shown is completely different. I mean different even on the map, which was hand-drawn. Things got warped even harder than I was expecting."

"Some good news though, tell Catnip I found some chocolate drink or something. Plus some fancy-looking sunglasses, since Rox is the designated fashionista here." he joked.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 29, 2017, 08:33:52 pm
"Well, I have more of a fashion sense than medieval europe tin man!", Roxanne replied back. "What do you mean by defensive systems? What are we dealing with here? And the map you found, what does it lead to? Does it say?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 29, 2017, 08:37:10 pm
YOU CAN DRINK CHOCOLATE!?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 29, 2017, 08:40:44 pm
"Stylish and practical. Regarding defenses, seems to be turrets, most of them are still online. Same models as the ones the police started using, so they'd probably be berserk even if I was supposed to be here." the knight answered.

"Lab marked seems to be described using similar terms as the bio-weapon places, so...I'm worried that means that thing I ran into last time, the thing that attacked Catnip, might have its own doppelganger. For now though, got into prisoner containment, looks like everything there is undead. Bad news is I've used up the welder cutting my way into it."

He then chuckled a bit at a response he overheard. "Only found one so far Catnip, I'll hand it over when I return. Found a lot of busted drones, the bladed ones. Took out a few myself."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 29, 2017, 10:02:39 pm
"Hey knight, I will be right back. Going to go grab a book. Manning this radio is getting a little dull." Roxanne steps out of the house to grab a book from her APC that she has stashed as part of her 'scouting kit'. While exiting she notices Kath on the roof, she isn't visible but the moving cat tail is a give away. She decides to leave her be for now to not make things worse and leaves towards her APC.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 29, 2017, 10:04:13 pm
"Very well then, will be an uneventful evening, will scout out town in the morning."

Meanwhile, the knight made preparations for the next morning, offloading the latest few items he brought out of the lab, confirming the main gun was loaded with armor-piercing rounds to minimize damage to the buildings, and switching out his almost-depleted .308 ammo belt in the M240 for one with military-grade ammunition.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 29, 2017, 10:12:44 pm
Kathrine peeks over the top of the house, watching Roxy walk off.   Sliding down, she lands near-silently and quietly heads into the house, manning the radio.  "Mister Beef?  I-I...   I don't think Boobie Lady likes me...   Um...  W-what's her name?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 29, 2017, 10:20:07 pm
The knight blinked at that, having just closed the feed cover on the mounted M240, when he heard Kathrine over the radio. "Don't mind her, she was only messing with you. She gets flustered easily. Guessing she showed off that blade of hers?" he answered over the radio. "Her name's Roxanne. One of the few of us here to have a normal name, it seems."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 29, 2017, 10:36:44 pm
"Mhm.   She has a magic knife!   A-and she was waving it around at me and yelling and I ran away and hid on the roof and...   And..."  She sounds upset.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 29, 2017, 10:40:33 pm
The knight sighed at that. "Don't worry about her. I'm sure she didn't mean to scare you. She told me afterward how bad she felt about doing that." he answered, though not saying that half of it was being afraid of Floyd finding out. "She didn't hurt you, did she?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 29, 2017, 11:06:15 pm
"No.  No, no, Boo- Miss Roxanne didn't hurt me."  She shakes her head, seemingly forgetting that it's a radio.   "Miss Roxanne is nice.  She's a nice lady."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 29, 2017, 11:37:03 pm
"Why is booby lady so mean mistress? Why the thing?" Catnip was fiddling with some kind of large contraption at a workbench attached to the big vehicle in her workshop, and Kathrine was talking at her. "Booby lady?" she asked, not looking up from what she was doing. "Miss Roxy." explained Kathrine. She tried to poke me with her knife! The sciencey people never did that! Even if they did like to hit with words." Catnip winced. The idea of being beaten was too familiar for her to think about. She had realized after telling her story to people that such behavior was not normal. Not decent or acceptable in any way, and the idea that she once thought it was a perfectly normal thing to do bothered her. She could empathize with Kathrine, on this at least. "I'm sure it's fine. Sometimes she goes a little overboard, but 'booby lady' is not gonna hurt you." She didn't want to tell Kathrine about the dream she'd had that had made her want to draw them together and the title that her dream had assigned that one. "Murderer who chose mercy." It might make Kathrine even more nervous, undoing all the convincing herself that Roxanne was a nice lady. The thing Catnip was working on, a large round motor of some kind, suddenly gave a loud "SPRONK" and the oversized wing nut on top began to spin wildly as the suddenly released spring inside spent all it's tension. "Fuck!" shouted catnip, who then slapped her hands over her mouth, looking around to see if Floyd heard her. He wasn't around, so he must not have. "YOU SAID A BAD WORD MISTRESS!" Shouted Kathrine, pointing. "SHUT UP!" catnip shouted back, "Don't tell Floyd or I won't let you have any of my chocolate!" Kathrine went silent for a moment, but then asked, as if reminded of something, "Catnip? What's a whore?" Catnip scratched her head in thought for a moment. "It's an insult. A nasty one for girls. Not the nastiest though." Kathrine thought about it. "Oh. Ok then..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 30, 2017, 12:27:43 am
Insult...?   So they...   Kath is notably quiet, and just watches Catnip tinker.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 30, 2017, 12:31:02 am
Quinn wakes up with a groan and a thud when he falls off the couch. In just a pair of slippers, a pair of sweatpants, and an undershirt. He rubs his eyes, grabbing his glasses and walks to the workshop. "What's- What's with all- *Yawn* all the yelling?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 30, 2017, 12:37:09 am
"Mistress swore!  Uhp"  She gasps, immediately shutting her mouth and almost immediately turning bright red.  "ThespringmadeanoiseandshesworeandI'msorrydon'tbemadatmeeee~"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 30, 2017, 12:59:56 am
Welp, getting chance to check on this lunacy while out, can't get on yet and play because no space for numpad.



During all this lunacy, Sir Loin had retired to the surface level of the lab bunker to sleep, since it had a dormitory. Even having spent so long sleeping in the driver's seat of the tank, his time at the old workshop and at the farm got him spoiled to sleeping in a bed, makeshift or otherwise.

In the morning, the knight made his way into town, having earlier seen signs of auto garages he could make use of. It was when he started down main street that he saw a large trail of bodies, and in the distance a figure, clearly human and still living.

The person was steadily backpedaling away from a large group of zombies, yet more steadily closing in from the surrouding alleys, firing a pistol steadily and calmly along the way. The rumble of vehicle seemed to give him pause, right up until a tank barreled straight few the group of undead closing in on his left a few feet away, parked in between the survivor and several undead still across the street.

The barking of automatic fire resounded in the street, burst after burst tearing into various zombies surrounding the human and the tank, up until a nearby building crumbled, a massive humanoid figure tearing its way through the wall, attracted by the sound of gunfire.

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There was a moment's pause, the engine having fallen silent, when suddenly the turret jerked, swiveling around to level at the hulking figure stumbling out into the street, a few yards away from the human. That was just enough warning for the survivor to get down, feeling a resounding thud hit him, from a boom that make the earlier gunshots sound like firecrackers in comparison. One moment the monster was there. The next it was half of a gigantic torso and legs with a severed arm landing 20 feet away, a new hole knocked into the building behind it.

Soon enough a figure could be seen exiting the vehicle, a startling contrast to the very modern tank that charged in to his apparent rescue. Chainmail, a full-face great helm, kite shield, and brandishing a sword, the knight charged in to hack at the nearest undead, mopping up stragglers with brutal efficiency and closing in on the several undead now surrounding the survivor.

The survivor didn't question it. Only hoping that when they'd cleared some breathing room, and his ears stopped ringing, that the strange armored man would reveal good intentions...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 30, 2017, 01:03:11 am
Quinn stares at Katharine, "Huh. Are you hungry? Follow me,
let's make something to eat."
He gesture for Kath to follow and he heads to the cookhouse.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 30, 2017, 01:19:14 am
"Mistress, ca-" Catnip cuts her off with a nod and a dismissive wave.   Kathrine follows Quinn over, wondering just what there is to make for like, breakfast.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 30, 2017, 01:23:50 am
Roxanne returns from the ACP book in hand to once more man the two way radio. On her way there she noitces Quinn and Katherine going to the cookhouse. "Shit, he ain't floyd but still...he has arcane weapons!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 30, 2017, 01:40:47 am
The knight, after a moment, removed his helm, tugging at a pair of earplugs. "How you holding up?"

The survivor answered a good bit louder than normal, still raising his voice from the deafening racket the "cavalry" made. "Better than I was a moment ago, aside from being half-deaf. What's the occasion?"

"You the one that answered on the radio?" the knight asked, prompting a quizzical look from the survivor. "No, don't have a radio." he answered, gesturing to lead the way back inside the vehicle, to get a moment more to talk without the undead interrupting.

"I see. No matter. So, funny place to end up surrounded. What happened?" Sir Loin asked, getting an explanation that he used to be hiding in the woods just outside town ever since this all went down, seemingly unaware of the shifting. Lack of supplies forced him to explore along farther and deeper reaches of town, until the undead cut off his escape route. This whole time he'd been hoping to find other survivors, to help restore whatever form of civilization was left.

"Then I might have something for you. I know of a refugee center that's managed to survive and get things set up. We also have our own camp..." the knight offered, the survivor accepting, asking for Sir Loin's name.

"You can't be serious. Fuck it, you saved my life back there, you can call yourself the Earl of Sandwich for all I care. You got it, I'm with you!"

The knight "Very well then. You're not looking too good, so stay close and only attack by my lead. Leave the bodies where they fall, too many to deal with cleanup just yet. I have business in town to take care of, but right now getting you out of danger comes first."

With the survivor agreeing to follow along, the knight directed him to the commander's compartment, getting on the radio. "Hey Rox. Had a bit of trouble on the way in, got it sorted out though. Found a survivor, not the one you got ahold of. Name's Nathaniel Ford. He's injured, so I'm heading back to base with him in tow."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 30, 2017, 02:08:01 am
Quinn looks around the cookhouse, "Homemade biscuits and gravy with eggs. First, the gravy and biscuits. Grab a pan, a baking sheet, flour, condensed milk, some sort of meat, your choice, and salt." He grabs the large hunting knife he left there a couple of days ago.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 30, 2017, 02:14:41 am
Roxanne passes quinn and kath as the latter hurries her pace to make it into the cookhouse. Once by the radio she picked up a signal from the knight's channel. She heard his short transmission and responded, "Bring him back and we will tend to his wounds, we should have enough medicine to spare." She ended the short transmission with one of her own and began to read the book she had brought. The Sanguine Codex, she had fallen in love with that book, it had religious connotation and dealt with the arcane, what else could she ask for! The book reminded her about the order that once had brought meaning to her world. She shrug off the though and went back to her book.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 30, 2017, 02:23:55 am
It wasn't long before they hear the faint rumble of the tank, still running on only part of its full engine array,the knight soon enough leading the survivor along. He had some hastily-bandaged scrapes along his torso, along with chemical burns and bite wounds on both legs that the knight had used a few first aid supplies he had on hand to clean and bandage up.

"So who's the leader here? You mentioned there being two...mutated survivors? Not my concern I guess, seeing anyone still alive is better than the way it's been for the past few months. Or year, I've lost track at this point."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 30, 2017, 05:35:12 am
Kath's ears twitch as she hears the approaching tank.   "Mister Beef is back!" She suddenly turns on her heel and half-runs out of the cooking shed. "...People aren't beef.   Ask Mister Beef's name."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 30, 2017, 05:38:06 am
Quinn works on the gravy, while cooking the diced steak in a pan. He stirs the white gravy in the pot, when Kath ditches him he raises a finger in protest. He just takes the bowl of biscuit dough and starts to stir and situate the raw biscuits on the baking sheet.
"Tell them breakfast will be ready in 30 minutes!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 30, 2017, 05:40:28 am
Sir Loin, in the middle of pulling the tank to just in front of the vehicle barricade, saw Kathrine rushing out, practically throwing herself in front of the tank, forcing him to make a hurried stop. Which led to carefully leading a rather surprised survivor out of the back hatch to go get treated, while Sir Loin hoped she wouldn't try and glomp Nathaniel. "Kath, you need to be careful around this thing when it's moving..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 30, 2017, 05:49:06 am
Kathrine pats the front of the tank, and then starts walking around it to talk to Sir Lo- NEW PERSON
She drops down into the crouch, something that Sir Loin recognises immediately.   She takes a couple of incredibly deliberate steps forward, then puts on a burst of speed and launches into another tackle-hug, not even asking this time.   She's learnt exactly nothing.   "NEW PERSON!  Hi!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 30, 2017, 05:54:37 am
Nathaniel had only enough explanation to expect a skilled mechanic with rodent mutations, and a rather childish feline mutant. What he wasn't prepared for was a catgirl maid flying at him. "Kathrine, don-"

That was all that Sir Loin managed to say before their newest arrival was bowled over in predictable fashion, not at all helped by his injuries from earlier. "Ack! Owfuck, my leeegs..." he managed to groan out, prompting an armored facepalm from Sir Loin. "What did we tell you about hugging strangers? He's already hurt, you're gonna break him." he joked.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 30, 2017, 06:00:11 am
Kathrine is much too engaged with hugging Nathaniel to actually listen to anyone.   
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 30, 2017, 06:02:06 am
Nathaniel gave a wince as the catgirl kept on holding onto him, while Sir Loin moved over to...very carefully yet firmly try and dislodge Kath and pull her into a hug instead. "Turnabout's fair play. Now, don't surprise-hug again..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 30, 2017, 06:07:38 am
"...But I was in front of you!  It's not a surprise if you see it.   Sorry Mister Beef.    What's your name?"   Kathrine looks down at Nathaniel.  "What's your name, too?   Sorry for being scary!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 30, 2017, 06:11:41 am
The knight sighed at that. "Alright, figured it'd eventually slip, so I can tell you. Hector Lowe. I'll explain why I went with the nickname later." he said, while the survivor groaned out a bit, trying unsteadily to get back up. "Nathaniel Ford.  It's fine, just...hurt rather badly from earlier, so." he said. "That name sounds familiar, almost...nah..." Nathaniel said, more quietly this time, enough that Sir Loin...or Hector, what-have-you, didn't hear it, though Kath might.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 30, 2017, 06:19:11 am
"Your name is Hector? Jeez, I thought my name was plain." Floyd says, strolling in. "Is the little'un bein' an issue?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 30, 2017, 06:22:27 am
The knight looked over to Floyd, now a bit embarrassed. "Suppose I went too far in the opposite direction when I thought up a different name. At least vaguely related to my last name by way of a little linguistic corruption." he remarked.

"And aside from tackling someone that's in bad shape, no more trouble than usual."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 30, 2017, 06:24:17 am
"Mmm. I'll take her back. C'mon, Little lady. Lets head back." Floyd waits for a reply.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 30, 2017, 06:26:54 am
Kathrine breaks away from the hug with Sir Loin, and rushes over to Floyd.   "Mister Cowboy!  Catn- UHP."  She brings her hands up over her mouth.   "Um...  Roxy is all scary."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 30, 2017, 06:29:58 am
Sir Loin sighs at that, shaking his head. "This can't end well. Roxanne accidentally scared Kath yesterday, from what I heard of it on the radio." he said, before directing Nathaniel to go see Quinn.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 30, 2017, 06:34:32 am
Floyd raises an eyebrow, and sighs, "Lets get you back before you get 'spooked' further, you were doin' somethin' with the doctor, correct?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 30, 2017, 06:47:28 am
"I'm not spooked...   Oh!   We were making, um...   Biscuits and gravy?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 30, 2017, 06:56:37 am
"Oooh. Sounds tasty, you wanna continue helping him out? I think he can handle it himself." Floyd asks while they head back.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 30, 2017, 06:58:55 am
Meanwhile Nathaniel was busy tending to his injuries, best as he could since the closest thing to a doctor was busy cooking. "Hector...you look familiar. Someone I know from a long time ago." he said, likely in earshot of Floyd.

"A while...you're right. Surprised you made it out in one piece."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on June 30, 2017, 07:20:43 am
"...Ya can schedaddle fer now, go do whatever. I'll meet with ya later." Floyd starts to eavesdrop from a d i s t a n c e.



Quinn finishes up the biscuits and the gravy, he makes a pot of coffee for himself mainly. He realizes this might of been a waste of time.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 30, 2017, 07:23:07 am
By now, lacking any help from Quinn, the two of them had mostly treated Nathaniel's wounds. "Now I remember. PFC Hector Lowe. Tanker, Division XIV, MOUT unit...KIA. I'm missing some details on that last one, aren't I?" Nathaniel rattled off, initially provoking a look of abject horror on the knight's face, up until the last moments, where horror gave way to confusion.

"I'm afraid you got more than that last bit wrong. I took one look at what that unit was offering and said no in the least career-ending manner I could manage. Which wasn't very." Hector answered. Now it was Nathaniel's turn to be confused.

"I always knew you never wanted to go along with it, you knew what we'd do if we ever had to be deployed. But yo- I mean, I saw your M701 get jack-in-the-box'd right in front of mine when those goddamn tank drones turned on us..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 30, 2017, 08:55:41 am
Kathrine, looking over at the cooking shed, shakes her head.   "Miss Roxanne isn't a meanie..."  She mumbles, and wanders off to try and find her.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 30, 2017, 11:36:41 am
Nathaniel, having now gotten most of the explanations by now, regarded Hector with uncertainty. "So. I had my ass saved by an old acquaintance I thought died during that early fuck-up, when the unit rolled into town to deal with so-called rioters. Said formerly dead is apparently now a knight, which seems to be the least weird part of this. And apparently he never joined Division VIX. Our unit. So now he lives on a farm just down a road I know used to not be here, right over what my maps said was an old supply bunker, which I sure as hell didn't see any sign of. That about cover all the weird shit involved here?"

The knight gave a nod at that. "Seems to. I'm going to need Roxanne to explain this shifting thing, I guess. Then I'm going to have to ask her whether 'doppelgangers' or any such thing factored into her theory here..." he said, likely all this still overheard by Floyd, and possibly Kathrine.



So, basic idea I had was, every character we ported over was at the expense of another made in this world, right? These could be RPed as this world's equivalents to the characters, all of whom died at some point before the shifting, and all of them having done something differently. Or they could be played as other people. In fact, I'm already thinking up one possible example of the latter.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 30, 2017, 01:49:42 pm
   Roxanne still in the radio 'station' when she heard the noise of the tank roll by. She was about to go and help the wounded fellow the knight had talked about briefly when the radio started up, another incoming broadcast. "I had my suspicions before...I could tell from your voice but now I can feel your aura...I am close by...Roxanne Luna, glad to see you are still alive!" Roxanne was in shock and horror. The stranger's voice was the same from before who claimed he was coming, he knew her name and claimed to have felt her aura. She had only heard about such terms in one setting and the voice from the radio was familiar to her. All of this had started to become strange and unsettled Roxanne.

   The radio started once more. "The failed cultist who was made to get rid of impure, how fitting that you would survive. I can sense thing has ve change; could it be you have finally seen the light? I have been keeping an eye on you since before the world fell to ruin. Don't worry, I mean no harm, the order had fallen, so has all of it's laws. I simply want to speak and seek relief from all this chaos and your offer seem to do just that. I am close to your farm now and will present a gift on arrival; all will be revealed when I get there."

   At this point Roxanne was utterly terrified, who was this man who knew so much about her? He said he had been following her? What is this gift he talked about? He said he means no harm since the order fell? Many other questions where going on when Roxanne decided this broadcast idea had gone sour. She turned off the outgoing broadcast loop for now, "We don't need more loons like this one...". With that Roxanne sat at the Radio station's chair to think what just had happened thorough.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 30, 2017, 02:05:12 pm
There's a light knock on the door of the radio room.   This time, however, Kath waits for Roxanne to open the door, at which point she lurches forward into a hug.   "I'm sorry for running away, Miss Roxanne..."  She murmurs.  "You're not mean, you're nice.  Nice is good.   Don't stop being nice."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 30, 2017, 02:13:09 pm
Roxanne now accustomed to Kath's hug "attacks" from personal experience and others, but still shocked nonetheless, patted Katherine in the head. "Hey...why are you apologizing for? I should be the one saying sorry for being so reckless." Roxanne pauses to let Kath finish. "Don't worry, I won't stop being nice to you."  Roxanne still bothered from the man in the radio is now at ease knowing there is one less thing to plauge her mind.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 30, 2017, 02:35:34 pm
"I'm sorry for running away and being stupid and calling you Boobie Lady and for calling you a mean word, and you're not a mean word!"  Kathrine seems to just be blabbering on at this point.   She hugs Roxanne tighter.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on June 30, 2017, 02:42:36 pm
"Hey, don't worry about it, this isn't your fault." Roxanne's eyes widen as she recalls something. "Uhmm, Floyd, he doesn't know about this right?", Roxanne nervously asks. "You know what, nevermind, just try to cheer up ok?" Roxanne realizes the silliness of her request but has nothing better to say.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 30, 2017, 02:53:36 pm
By now Hector had made his way over to the radio room, to explain a bit about what Nathaniel had told him, hoping they could gets things sorted out. "While I'm at it, have you heard anything from the radio? Hoping our visitor's alive and well, with good intentions." he said, partly wanting to ask Roxanne about just what else might be changed.

"You heard what the new arrival told me, right...? If this is true...how many of us do you think had these...what, doppelgangers?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on June 30, 2017, 03:06:40 pm
Kathrine is barely even listening to Roxy or Sir Loin, and looks like she's about to cry.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 30, 2017, 03:12:44 pm
The knight looked over to Kath, giving a little sigh at that. Cue reaching over carefully to scritch behind an ear.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on June 30, 2017, 05:22:24 pm
The distinct rumble of heavy machinery came to Catnips ears minutes after she felt the rumble in the ground, or sensed the rumble in the air with her whiskers. Sir loin had returned. She looked to the radio on her workbench. That thing was always noisy with chatter, so she kept it off most of the time. She turned it on now. "-ttles and bits. Hit the bank at da-" she rotated the tuning nob until the little LCD on the front indicated the number Roxanne had written down on the label attached to the back of the radio. "-ou in Nip? Catnip, pick up, over." She lifted the radio to the side of her head like a phone. "Hello?" It sounded like the knight on the other end. "Catnip, have you got an acetylene torch in your tools? Catnip thought about it. "maybe? I have lots of welders." She could hear the distinctive clank of Sir loins armor, in a manner she knew indicated him shaking his head. "No, that won't do. I have metal needs cutting and only an acetylene torch will do." Catnip looked around at the things on her workbench and spotted a magazine. She'd already sounded out the words on the front of this one. It was an issue of "popular mechanics," and the headline article was "build your own jackhammer!"
Catnip lifted the radio to her ear again and said "Will a jackhammer do?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on June 30, 2017, 06:00:09 pm
The knight pondered that as Catnip gave a suggestion, smirking a bit under his helm. "That would work as well, can bypass shutters by going through the concrete. If there's any way to get on running off of an electric motor, that'd be perfect. We have ways of getting one running off the solar setup eventually, whereas the gasoline will run out eventually." he answered over the tank headset.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 01, 2017, 03:47:11 pm
Kathrine, already missing Catnip, is quietly wandering around the farm, trying to hunt her down.   Her ears twitch as she picks up the sound of her voice in the distance, towards Mistress' work space. "...hammer do?"  Kath hears, grinning at a thought.   She sneaks over to Catnip's little side area, and opens the door as quietly as she can.  Stepping inside, she speaks up.  Loudly.   "HI MISTRESS!  What're you doing?  What's that?"  She points at the magazine, face still plastered with that predatory grin.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 01, 2017, 04:10:06 pm
"Sorry for the delay knight, had to give thought to...something that has been bothering me..." Roxanne sighed quietly while preparing to try and process the Knight's question. "Well, in the arcane the idea of other 'dimensions' is prevalent so it might be possible that the shifting merged or moved 'things' to another world, even another universe similar to ours but where our versions of ourselves are either different or not existent. Normally I would dismiss this fairly quickly but given that the dead have literally risen it might be worth entertaining the idea."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 01, 2017, 04:13:27 pm
The knight nodded at that. "It's fine, you alright though? Look like something bad happened...guessing the person you got contact with got killed, then." he guessed, before listening to her explanation. "Not much stranger than the shifting itself, admittedly. Some things seem vaguely familiar, other places not so much. Time will tell what the full effects are, I guess."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 01, 2017, 04:19:37 pm
Roxanne looked away from the radio with an uncomfortable expression on here face at the first comment the Knight made. "You mind if we drop that please?" She then leaned into the radio to talk more clearly. "Now, hear me out...remember that one behemoth you killed with your tank after it hurt catnip really bad? It might be out there again... What if OUR world was the one were it died and in the one we are currently in it is still alive...be careful out there. If anything, ANYTHING, looks out of place, get out of there fast, better save than sorry."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 01, 2017, 04:27:05 pm
The knight nodded at that, even if it was more to himself, still in the tank. "...hmm. Another time then." he answered over the radio, before pondering that a bit nervously. "That's something I've been worried about for a while. One of the things recovered during my first trip over there was some sort map, similar to what Catnip had that led her over there. Should be in the bookcase with the rest of the books I brought back. Designation seems different and the terrain shown on it seems to suggest it's very far northeast, but hard to tell. Looked like it was copied from some other display by hand."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 01, 2017, 04:34:30 pm
"Might be that it was built her in another location or the shifting 'moved' the one you visited with dead abomination included. I would strongly suggest you repair and reinforce that tank before you attempt to investigate it further." Roxanne relaxed a bit now at this point by getting the weird radio message out of her head. "Try not to freeze yourself down in any other labs Ye old hero of the now!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 01, 2017, 04:43:44 pm
"Hopefully that' the case. We can't be the only ones moved into this realm, displacing whoever or whatever might've preceded us. Even if this is a new realms, some familiarity might remain." he said, a suggestion which probably wouldn't bode well for what was troubling Roxanne. "Definitely getting the tank in full working order before I even think about that long a journey, lot of the old reference manuals Catnip and the others had stored helped a bit. Finally figured out how to work around the damaged ceramic on the armor so it'll last longer." he answered.

"As for the lab, I've been saving a lot of hides from the last few hunts, few pelts that I might be able to make into something serviceable. Not sure yet if it'll be enough insulation for the lower levels, but should compensate for the upper level not having to work as hard to deal with the air coming in from outside."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 01, 2017, 04:52:48 pm
"If we made it through the shifting, others will certainly as well including buildings and monsters...We need to keep an eye for any anomalies since the shifting is hardly the only thing out there we need to worry about. As for the lab, if you ever find a Unified Power Supply CBM for me I will love you forever! That laser sniper catnip gave me runs off UPS and only shoots 10 times per charge." Roxanne looks as the Seguine Codex book she had brought. "Any thing of arcane nature that Quinn might want to get their hands on?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 01, 2017, 05:01:29 pm
"Will keep an eye out for anything else that's strange. So far it seems like the bionics storage might be farther down. One of the armories had a late-model UPS at least, the ones that run on plutonium cells. Won't be that useful since Catnip seems to need them for her projects. If I can't get much farther with some better clothes, I might have to see if some other way to mitigate the cold exists..." he said.

"As for anomalous items, haven't seen anything like that yet. Seems so far to be a mutagenics lab I'm guessing, with all the vats and surgery rooms on the main level."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 01, 2017, 05:30:48 pm
"If only UPS could be charged more easily...It was a pretty neat idea but it was cut short due to the cataclysm. Plutonium cells should be decently common if you fight the zombies that hurl lightning, they drop power cbms that have plutonium in them. I found that out when I tried to install bionics by myself long ago and accidently destroy the thing..." Roxanne pause for a bit to recall something else she has been meaning to tell Sir Lion for a while.

"Hey knight, when you come back, can you give me a hand with actual combat skills? I have been relying on my CQB Bionic a bit to much and I am afraid it might fail on me one day."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 01, 2017, 05:47:08 pm
The knight nodded at that. "Can make a regular UPS more viable if we can find one of those recharging setups. I think they were testing out a model of APC with them a year or two ago, but I never saw one myself back in my day." he answered over the radio.

"And of course. Should be more useful than trying to teach Catnip how to use a rapier when it doesn't work well with the methods I know. Never had much chance to see how well you fight, since you're the one Catnip wanted as the 'killer' that may be important later on."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 01, 2017, 09:21:17 pm
   "I'll be back in a bit knight, going to get some more reading material", Roxanne told sir loin over the radio. Then she got up and headed outside towards the APC to grab something to supplement the Seguine Codex. Not that she had gotten bored of it but wanted arcane context with it.

   When she reached the ACP and was about to get on she sawa figure in the distance approaching from the north. Roxanne at first assumed it was zed that had managed to find its way here but that was quickly dispelled when she saw the precision as which the figure moved. She drew her blade as she did not know if this was a friend or foe and was not taking any chances. Once the figure came close enough she could see it was a person, more specifically a man. He was wearing a standard post cataclysmic gear, trenchcoat and all. "Roxanne, is that you?" The figure spoke.Roxanne did not answered but merely waited for the figure to act.

   "What are you wearing?! Not that I am surprised but still...", said the figure once more. "W- who are you?...", asked Roxanne nervously. "Right, how rude of me, I did never introduced myself did I? My name is Victor Rockwell. You do not know who I am but I do know you quite well...I was the local Expander back when the order was still active...you were my acquisitions." Roxanne simply blinked repeatedly while shaking her head. "Come at me again? Did you just say what I think you said?!" The man named Victor smirked and responded, "You heard me, you did a fine job acquiring such artifacts, why I am alive only because of the last one you found! But this is no place to speak, you spoke of shelter in the radio, am I to assume that farm is it?" Roxanne started as she spoke, "Y- yeah...come with me."

  Roxanne guided Victor into the farm, too flabbergasted to know any better. He said she an acquisitionist? But the cataclysm struck before she had a chance to do so...wait...the knight had mentioned something like this...was he referring to an alternate version of her? "Hey, lets talk over there," Roxanne pointed at the house towards the radio set up, "We will inevitably run into someone now, I'll provide context and you just make your introduction...just spare the details about the order..." Roxanne proceeded to guide the new arrived guest toward the radio set up.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 01, 2017, 09:34:21 pm
Quinn watches through the window of the house, now fully dressed in his normal turtleneck, labcoat, pants, boots and normal gear. He walks out of the house with a hand resting on the handle of the sword. He quietly strolls up to Victor. "Name. Why are you here?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 01, 2017, 09:34:42 pm
Kathrine, already missing Catnip, is quietly wandering around the farm, trying to hunt her down.   Her ears twitch as she picks up the sound of her voice in the distance, towards Mistress' work space. "...hammer do?"  Kath hears, grinning at a thought.   She sneaks over to Catnip's little side area, and opens the door as quietly as she can.  Stepping inside, she speaks up.  Loudly.   "HI MISTRESS!  What're you doing?  What's that?"  She points at the magazine, face still plastered with that predatory grin.

Catnip didn't like being startled, but right now she found that she didn't mind. Kathrine was a harmless, if sometimes bothersome, sort. She was glad the catmaid was there anyway, she could help with the preparations. "Ok, Kathrine," she started, holding up a hand to prevent the inevitable flying leap. "I need you to get some tools for me." Kathrine was excited to help though worried that she wouldn't be able to find all the tools, she was no mechanic herself. She held up the magazine, "go to this page and look at the li-" Kathrine interrupted. "Oh, Misstress, I can't read!"
Catnip looked at her, "You can't read? Since when?"
"Since forever ma'am. I still want to help though."
"Um. Well. We can use the pictures then. I can't read either, maybe roxanne will teach you too?" Catnip continued her earlier thought. "We are gonna make a 'jack hammer.' Don't worry, all the tools are around here somewhere." she showed the pictures in the magazine Kathrine had pointed out.
"We need a screw-thingy wrench, we ne-"
"Adjustable crescent wrench."
"what?"
"It's called an adjustable crescent wrench mistress."
Catnip just looked at her. "uh, ok." she said, "We also need the squarish screwdriver set, the round clicky wrench, and th-"
"Ratcheting socket wrench mistress."
"uh."
"And these are alan wrenches ma'am."
"Ok smartass," Catnip said with irritation not afraid of Floyd overhearing her, "What's the rest of these tools then then?"
Kathrine looked over the pictures. "These are channel locks, an arm puller, a socket set, a hacksaw, and a multimeter. I imagine you might want a welder or soldering iron too mistress."
Kathrine began to search Catnips cluttered workshop for the tools, while Catnip just watched her with narrowed eyes, wondering how she knew all the names of her tools. Had she lied about not being able to read? Was she making fun of Catnip? That was mean, but Catnip decided that it was both fine, and unimportant. Afterwords, she decided it was a good thing the Kathrine knew all the tools, and they sat down to watch pre-recorded cartoons on one of Catnips still functional gadgets while they waited for Sir Loin to return..
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 01, 2017, 09:37:43 pm
Sir Loin, having gotten out of the tank by now to resume helping Catnip with her idea for a jackhammer, looked over at the scene, seeing that Roxanne and Quinn were there with a stranger, approaching calmly yet cautiously. "A surprise to see another here. Do you know this one, Roxanne? Or are the the one you mentioned hearing on the radio?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 01, 2017, 09:41:50 pm
"The name is Victor Rockwell, I heard Roxanne's radio broadcast here and took her on the offer." Victor stretched his hand to shake Quinn's, "Nice to make your acquaintance." Roxanne just looked at this exchanged uneasily, she did not know what victors intentions were but she did make that broadcast to bring people over and what her said intrigued her.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 01, 2017, 09:43:38 pm
"Hey knight!" Roxanne exclaimed as she noticed sir loin, "Yes he is...I need you with us to explain some stuff...what you have been saying...I think it happened to me as well..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 01, 2017, 09:45:48 pm
Quinn stares at the hand in front of him, grimaces, and shakes it, but his grip is tight. Too tight, he twists the hand. He has complete control of the wrist. "What do you want? Don't lie to me."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 01, 2017, 09:48:22 pm
Victor does not break his calm demeanor, having dealt with the eldritch he fears very little, "I am telling the truth, go ahead and ask your friend in the gown. I mean no trouble, I simple wish for a place to settle down in."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 01, 2017, 09:49:50 pm
Sir Loin nodded at that. "Hmm. So I'm guessing you had a similar problem. Alright...I'm guessing either someone you know that's different from how you remember, or someone you never met that seems to know you. Problem is..."

At this point the knight regarded Roxanne warily. "You do realize that my experience with this forced the matter of some things I was reluctant to admit, but 'almost joined a unit designed for the event of martial law and got discharged for saying no' is rather mild. It's going to risk revealing things you don't want to admit to, isn't it? Catnip did refer to you as a killer. Not only have I never seen you fight, but never seen any explanation for that descriptor." he pointed out.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 01, 2017, 09:51:48 pm
Quinn stares at Victor, glaring. He releases and looks at Roxanne with a similar look, "Roxanne. Talk. Don't lie to me, dammit."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 01, 2017, 09:56:30 pm
"I'll explain it when we all get back inside the house...I guess I owe you all an explanation...might help to clear up stuff up and with both me and victor here..", Roxanne responded.

"You don't trust me?", asked Victor, Roxanne just glared at his direction, "Alright...we'll talk..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 01, 2017, 09:58:23 pm
Quinn walks back to the house, agitated. He sits at the main table, poking at a plate of food.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 01, 2017, 10:00:32 pm
"Very well then. I'm afraid Roxanne may also need to explain something to her friend here, as I don't know how visible the effects of the spacial anomalies were on this end..." the knight answered, staying back to head inside after Roxanne and Victor, just in case.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 01, 2017, 10:08:02 pm
Kathrine searches through the pile of tools, not wanting to disappoint Catnip.   She occasionally lets out a slight gasp as she pricks herself on a drilltip or some other sharp object, but otherwise remains silent.   Mistress wanted it, so she's doing it.   She's found the allen wrench set and the socket wrenches before Catnip calls her over to watch cartoons.

She sits next to Catnip on the floor, legs crossed.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 01, 2017, 10:13:44 pm
Roxanne, Victor and the others sit on the table. "Well, what you want to know?" Roxanne asked the group as a whole. Victor takes off his previously unseen scabbard and places it on his lap. "Thanks you for this blade once more Roxanne, a real life saver". Victor whispered over to Roxanne.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 01, 2017, 10:29:02 pm
Sir Loin sighed at that, regarding Roxanne curiously. "Well, I suppose first, why this odd little prophecy described you as a killer that chose mercy. There's a lot of ways that could be interpreted. A hunter of great beasts, which by now all of us are. Or a convict. Or, well...I do recall that those blade CBMs picked up a bit of a bad reputation, for good reason."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 01, 2017, 10:44:10 pm
"W- well...I was a killer for hire...I would be tasked to find and get rid of people as a day job for me... The blade was coupled with my CQB bionic to make it quick and require no skill from, the user. As for choose mercy...that might refer to Hil- Milan, He was someone how I had to 'neutralize' but spared him since I needed people in the new fallen world."

Victor listened to this leaning back with mild surprise expression. She seems to notice. "A- any thing else?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 01, 2017, 10:48:53 pm
Sir Loin nodded at that, regarding Victor curiously. "So then. I'm assuming that your friend here was a part of this too. Here comes the part that's hard to explain. What details of that do you recall differently, Victor?" he asked.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 01, 2017, 10:51:49 pm
"So far that is all accurate, I would say killer for hire is a bit harsh for her line of work. Our goal was more noble than that!", Victor explain, "Although I myself was not involved during that period of time in Roxanne's duty, I learned of her afterwards."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 01, 2017, 11:13:08 pm
The knight nodded at that. "I see. Noble, you say? Depends on the purpose of each target, I suppose. Definitely an unconventional way to do things." he remarked.

"So you spared your mark...what happened afterwards? Did you still perform whatever else your work may entail?" he asked.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 01, 2017, 11:17:53 pm
"No, after the cataclysm I simply tried to survive and pursued the arcane when I meet with catnip. All the books you have all collected revealed it all to me.", Roxanne answered.

Victor looked very confused now,"Pardon Roxanne, did you say you pursued the arcane...after the cataclysm? But I have seen your arcane exploits in action, to the point where your bionic blade became obsolete, you even provided this blade to me...I don't understand..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 01, 2017, 11:37:21 pm
Sir Loin smiled at that. "And there's the part that's hard to explain. Roxanne may be better able to than me, but. As we met each other, we encounter numerous spacial anomalies, growing increasingly worse over time. Eventually when it reached its peak, the whole world seemed anew to us. We figured it was simply scrambled around like things appeared to be at first." the knight said.

"Until finding out, for example, that apparently I died early on when all this mess started, according to an old friend. And it seems that oddity wasn't a mere fluke."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 01, 2017, 11:39:52 pm
"Her pursuit of the arcane is a result of her work for me, the nature of which you need not know." Interjected Quinn, suddenly breaking his silence. "Roxanne seems to be sharing a great deal, but so far you've shared very little and I for one grow weary of it."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 01, 2017, 11:43:21 pm
"Anomalies you say? I was not aware about such things since I had been trapped in a ...church for a long time and only recently got out. Now that I think about it, the only reason I got it is because one day my 'captors' were nowhere to be found...that might of been a side effect to that...So you are saying this anomalies might help explain why Roxanne here can't recall memories correctly?", Victor said.

"No that's not...Knight...explain to him your hypothesis and I will fill in the blanks...This will lead to the 'shifting', it always leads to the 'shifting'...",Roxanne explained.

Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 01, 2017, 11:45:33 pm
"Now now, you seem to grow agitated quickly.", responded Victor, "I am not hiding anything, simply ask away and I will answer to the best of my ability."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 01, 2017, 11:48:54 pm
The knight nodded at that. "Right, best to start with the complications I'm still puzzling out, and you explain the shifting." he said.

"It goes without saying I'm not dead, at least last I checked. But evidently Nathaniel seemed certain of a history I did not share in. I believe that his memories were of me, having taken a different course of action in my life. Meaning that this world is effectively different in some ways than it was become the shifting. Or that it's another realm we've been displaced into, but I'm still uncertain how either hypothesis works."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 01, 2017, 11:58:15 pm
"So...you are saying some of us are either in a different historic timelines...or we are alternate versions of ourselves? And I thought this could not get any weirder than it is...Do you know what the catalyst is?",Victor asks.

"The catalyst is something we refer to as the 'shifting'",Roxanne proceeds to explain the basics of the shifting to Victor, "We believe this event is the 'peak' of the anomalies and ti caused our mixed timelines...or whatever..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 02, 2017, 12:05:26 am
The knight let Roxanne explain further, before adding. "This leaves things unpredictable, as I don't yet now how many things from one world made it to this one, nor what all differs here."

"Now then. You've both freely admitted to being part of some hitmen organization, and your experiences with other anomalies. But what else is there, regarding what you do?" he asked, a question that he felt that both were avoiding.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 02, 2017, 12:19:05 am
"Me a hitman? No no no, you got it wrong, I was just in charge of deciphering the arcane. Wait, Roxanne, did you not tell these people about the order?", Commented Victor.

"I was meaning too", answered Roxanne sheepishly, "The thing is I am not used to actually coexisting with other people...I for the longest time I either dealt professionally with them or gave them the axe...I was not sure how they were to react but the cat is out of the bag now I guess..."

"To answer your question my armored fellow, we belong, or rather used to, belong to an occult organization dedicated to expand the knowledge of the arcane. We each had a function, Roxanne's just so happen to involve...euthanasia, but for a good cause! Knowledge should not be suppressed!", Victor told sir loin.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 02, 2017, 12:25:31 am
The knight regarded that information carefully. "For the sake of knowledge then. Can see that being a good reason to do terrible things, I suppose. Not something I have much familiarity with beyond a few books scavenged along the way to meeting Catnip. I suspected that if more books of this sort existed, there had to be people behind them, but for what purposes I never guessed at. The dead rising and otherworldly monsters swarming the world tends to make such things seem less of a surprise in comparison."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 02, 2017, 11:33:55 am
Kathrine taps Catnip on the shoulder.   "Mistress, where did you go?"   It's vague, but it seems like she's talking about Catnip's previous 'adventures'.  "I missed you.   Please don't vanish again."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 02, 2017, 12:19:30 pm
Welp, I'm gonna be out for today and likely won't be able to poke my head onto discord this time. For now I'll leave the writeup of what all I've been doing in the lab.



Eventually the knight was off again, having spent the time preparing for his latest attempt at exploring the lab. By now winter was setting in, meaning the first few levels of the lab would have less warm air coming in from outside for the climate control to keep up with.

A few ideas came to mind, something he settled on after procuring more fresh game top preserve and store, to maintain their supply of food. Soon enough he had a number of simple fur garments, with a few patches left over, uncertain how sufficient it'd be.

When he ventured inside, he realized just how much colder the first level was now, feet still feeling the cold even under fur boots and two pairs of socks. Eventually some hasty modification using some remaining fur allowed him to explore the last areas of the first level he was willing to risk entering, save a few that were still warded by old turrets. Something he was reluctant to tangle with even with his full armor, when he had to leave behind several of his armor componants behind to comfortably wear the insulated outfit he made.

His excursions deeper were short, sporadic, and frantic. Even one more level down he could feel the chill in the air and in the floor despite his best efforts, clearing room by room as quickly as he could, eventually returning frostbitten with only a few other items found below. The fact he saw, for once, a handful of bionics storeage rooms, made him realize just how usefil it'd be to be able to survive in the lower levels.

Thinking about the lethally cold climate control systems in the lab as he tended to thawing fingers and toes, he pondered the idea of a portable method of contering that...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 02, 2017, 12:21:35 pm
Catnip wobbled a bit, her eyes glued to the screen. She barely registered what Katherine said, the sting of her drying eyes also barely registered. "Shh." She said, "cartoons." Kathrine liked the cartoons too, but Catnip seemed to have an almost unhealthy attachment to any kind of video on this device of hers. Once it was on anyway. Kathrine knew that catnip would keep watching until the tablet or computer or whatevers battery died. Then, Catnip would blink and rub her eyes, and then go do something else. Kathrine belayed the tap and pushed Catnip. When that didn't work, she tried to pull the blanket out from under her, but all she managed to do was scoot Catnip across the floor. It was then that Kathrine noticed the cord going from the tablet to the RV's battery bank. She grabbed the cord and yanked hard. The tablet was rigged up to the battery bank because it's own battery had gone permanently dead. The tablet flicked off with a low whine. "What Kathrine?" Catnip blinked, suddenly realizing that Kat had said something to her. "Oh. Oh yeah... I had to get parts. For the train." It was the first Kathrine had heard of this, and said so. "You don't know about the train? I thought I told you about the train? I tell everyone about the train." Catnip set aside the tablet and rubbed her eyes. Kathrine offered her a small bottle of eye drops, which Catnip took and used with thanks. She told Kathrine about the train, and then waited to see what she would think.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 02, 2017, 01:26:53 pm
Kathrine sits there patiently, carefully listening to Catnip's description of her project.   As she finishes, Kath is still sat there, blankly listening despite nothing being said.  It's a full minute before she speaks up.  "Uhm...   A train car?   That sounds fun!"   She seems like she's forcing a smile this time, her fangs aren't showing and she appears to have lost most of her almost-always present enthusiasm.  "Where's our factory?  Trains are made in fac-"  Her ears twitch as she hears something in the distance.  "Mister Hector is gone."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 02, 2017, 09:55:04 pm
Catnips own whiskers twitched. She agreed and wondered where he went, but went back to the matter at hand. "Don't need a factory. This place," she waved her hand at the barn interior in grandiose fashion, "is my factory. It's a bit small for what I had in mind. What would you like in your car Kathrine? Everyone gets there own private car!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 02, 2017, 10:40:14 pm
Kathrine looks confused.   "I-I don't get a car.   I don't need one."  She shakes her head and brings her tail around so she can hug it.   "It'd make it harder, and that's bad for Mistress..."  She mumbles, voice muffled by her fur.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 03, 2017, 01:21:33 pm
The knight eventually managed to do a bit more work on his selection of clothing, succeeding in a more comfortable exploration of the next level, and occasional excursions beyond. By now he was searching for something in particular, to make further exploration of the lab easier.

In his search he examined a few of the bionics that he found, rare as they seemed in this lab. Carefully he read the instructions on one of them, a simple power storage CBM that Roxanne mentioned was useful as a source of plutonium cells. Eventually he worked through the instructions for installing one of them, finding it rather simple after all Catnip explained to him.

Anything else though, he didn't want to mess with. Another search through one room soon led to finding yet another scientific journal, which as he skimmed the technical schematics gave him a spark of inspiration, as he saw a schematic for what looked like a CBM, clearly showing connectors that resembled the ones on another schematic for a UPS, and examining the page further revealed it was indeed for a unified power system CBM.

"Checking in. Currently half-mummified in moose and bear hide, so right now it feels downright hot out here." he answered over the radio, amusing given the winter weather. "Been able to get as far as four levels belowground without much trouble, and brief excursions into the fifth."

"Not many bionics down there, which is a shame since I was hoping to find one that might deal with the cold. However, one of the technical journals I found has schematics for that CBM you asked about, Roxanne. Or for the solar setup, Catnip could use this to put together a basic-model UPS if we don't have one, and could jury-rig ways to run some of the essential tools off of them."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 03, 2017, 01:30:20 pm
"Nice going knight! At this rate you moght be able to survive a nuclear winter. Those schematics should prove useful. If we have the ingredients for the UPS bionic I am golden.",Roxanne paused for a moment, "You ever consider augmenting youself? At least to combat the cold? If so I might be able to help you."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 03, 2017, 01:40:31 pm
"Hard to get an exact idea of all the parts the bionic itself needs, but hope so." the knight answered. "And that might be useful, yes. I did examine a few of the bionics I found down there, but haven't been willing to risk initializing anyything more complex than one or two power storage units. Probably the only ones that are hard to mess up."

"Leery as I am of installing things that apparently contain plutonium cells, two should be enough for most purposes, if needed. Can save the other 3, and the 2 later-model ones, for other purposes."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 03, 2017, 01:49:45 pm
"Aww, the knight is scared of a little radioactive metal?",Roxanne asked mockingly. "Don't be shy about installing power. By know you should of noticed an internal counter that lets you see your power bank right? That is if you didn't broke anything... Anyway, my power counter is 1500, so don't be scared to install more. That way if you install more than they will have a large power bank to use."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 03, 2017, 02:10:31 pm
"Yeah, readout's available but currently at 0 due to not having put in any power generation. Can work on that latter. So far along the way I saw one that seemed to be a battery system and another that's ethanol-based. Neither seem ideal, as both are resources that won't be as easy to maintain." the knight answered.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 03, 2017, 02:18:53 pm
"Well, we do have a lot of booze back at the farm but in the long run it would be hard to come by unless we find a way to make it. As for batteries they suffer they same problem, we have lots of them today but hard to find or make. I have heard there is one that lets you recharge by burning organic matter, we have lots of trees around us so that should be sustainable."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 03, 2017, 02:21:51 pm
The knight pondered that, uncertain now. "That might work, yes. I think there are also other power methods that might be viable, if slower. I recall there should be solar and torsion based systems that'll supplement whatever ends up being the most efficient choice, as well."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 03, 2017, 02:26:25 pm
"My power banks are charged by the torsion rachet system, it charges with my movement; it is not very fast but it is constant and unlimited. I would not recommend the solar panels as you have to be in very specific conditions to charge up and bionic power can be drained fast. Another one that might be worth while to consider as a supplement would be a one that charges you up via vehicle power. That once could allow for emergency charging while scouting."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 03, 2017, 02:31:18 pm
"Right. I think I did see the internal furnace on one of the rooms I looked through, so that remains an option. We'll see what's available, I'm not in any hurry to fiddle with finicky surgical modules." he joked in response. "Will check in after I bring the jackhammer down to deal with the last few things I spotted worth grabbing, then can clear the rest another day"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 03, 2017, 03:49:50 pm
(this is after whatever conversation catnip and kath have)

Kathrine finished with looking over the crops, and a thought hit her.  Where's the new person?   She stops in-between lines of crops, keenly listening in an attempt to figure out where he is.  If anyone's looking, she looks like she's trying to imitate a meerkat lookout.   Hearing an unfamiliar couple of footsteps, she decides that it's him.   She's grinning ear-to-ear, all of her teeth showing, as she sneaks up behind him.  It has a passing resemblance to the Cheshire Cat.

"HI MISTER NATHANIEL!"  She shouts, hugging him from behind.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 03, 2017, 03:59:29 pm
Natianel was by now tending to the fields for the time being, a relief compared to the frantic scavenging of the early days he'd gotten used to, after he failed to find the cache of supplies he buried before things went nuts. Some days he envied Hector, being out in a working tank, but he didn't want to go reliving the early days of the cataclysm.

Lost in thought, he only just barely noticed movement among the crops. Actually moving aside was another matter entirely, next thing he knew was face-down in the dirt, bowled over by the catgirl. Unlike the knight who at least seemed to be knocked over by sheer surprise, knocking him over likely seemed quite trivial.

"Ack! Holy f-fuck, don't scare me like that..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 03, 2017, 04:19:02 pm
Kathrine gasps.   "You said a bad word!  That's naughty!"   She sits up, knees on either side of him as he's lying on the floor.   "Don't say those!"   She crosses her arms and glares at him, frowning.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 03, 2017, 04:21:21 pm
Natianel grumbled a bit at that, struggling to get out from underneath Kath. Barely noticeable as the attempt even was. "What'd you expect, tackling someone like that? Not as steady on my feet as I used to be, you know..." he said, trying to push himself up. "...why are you so heavy..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 03, 2017, 04:31:24 pm
Kathrine gasps again, looking genuinely offended.  "I'M NOT HEAVY!"  She exclaims, raising her hand as if to slap him, then just making a frustrated pseudo-growl and freezing.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 03, 2017, 04:33:16 pm
Nathaniel winced a bit at that. "Anyone is heavy when you've just been knocked over and feel like you cracked a rib..." he grumbled out. "C-could you please get off of me? This is embarrassing..."

Meanwhile, after some time the knight reported in that he was heading back, and eventually they'd hear a familar rumble of the engine, rerturning to start bringing in a few things. Sadly for anyone expecting him to be dressed up to an absurd degree, he only wound up needing  a few of the regular garments he'd lined for fur, worn under the plate and mail.

He brought in a few items, among them the journal for Roxanne as well as a small pendant with a peculiar religious symbol he found in one of the lab dorms, and a well-made katana he'd found, setting it aside with the other weapons for now.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 03, 2017, 04:39:01 pm
Roxanne came to greet the knight taking a break from radio duty. She excitedly picked up the religious pendant sir lion had brought replacing it with the wooden one she had made in the early days of the cataclysm while Victor offered to lend a hand to unload the loot from the tank. "Uhmm, knight...I think Kath and your new friend are having a bit of a ruckus over there...I would assume it is one of Kath's hug attacks again.", Roxanne told sir loin.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 03, 2017, 04:42:09 pm
The knight nodded at that, gathering a few books, several CBMs, assorted food, and a larger cache of weapons and ammo, a few to replace damaged ones he found last trip. "Uhoh...hopefully he doesn't break a rib, knowing her..." he remarked.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 03, 2017, 04:53:22 pm
Kathrine harrumphs, looking away from Nathaniel.  "I'm not fat...  I have a fast meth-ab-ho-lic-ism!"  She clearly doesn't know what word she just said.  "The sciencey people told me.  I need to eat a lot but I don't get fat!"   She's sticking to that one comment way more than the others.   She apparently cares about her appearance a lot.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 03, 2017, 04:56:09 pm
Nathaniel grumbled a bit at that. "You're not fat, but however much you weigh is enough I can't get up with you sitting on me." he grumbled. "Could you please let me g-go...?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 03, 2017, 05:02:32 pm
Kath just shakes her head.  "Nuh-uh!  You're gonna have to move me!  Or hug me."  She can be caught mumbling something under her breath, barely audible.   "Meanie."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 03, 2017, 05:04:45 pm
Nataniel winced and tries to get up, rather clearly stuck. "I can't..."

Meanwhile Sir Loin signed and made his way over to the field, facepalming at what he saw. "Having trouble there, I'm guessing?" he said, calmy moving over to...grab Kath and pick her up, rather easily in fact. "What'd we say about no knocking people over?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 03, 2017, 05:24:12 pm
Roxanne and Victor approached the scene to talk to the knight, "We have finished moving what you asked us too, anything else we can be of service?", Victor asked. Roxanne was acting like a child with a new toy with the religious symbol she had acquired, Victor just rolled his eyes.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 03, 2017, 05:28:00 pm
Kathrine squeaks, and claws at the air towards Nathaniel.  "But he didn't hug me baaaaaaaaaack~"  She groans, going limp.   "He's a meanie.  I'm not fat!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 03, 2017, 05:34:44 pm
Sir Loin found himself cracking up a bit at that, too distracted by this absurdity to suggest anything for Victor. "Hard for him to hug back when he's facing the wrong way." he joked. "Funny, you're not fat at all, rather light in fact. Why'd he say that?"

Nataniel grumbled a bit. "Dude, even back before you started walking around in armor, you could press twice what I ever could..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 03, 2017, 05:38:27 pm
Roxanne sizes up Nathaniel and says, "You can't even lift the catgirl and you expect us to believe you press?"
"Easy there Roxanne...don't be so hasty...", Victor tells Roxanne.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 03, 2017, 05:42:57 pm
Nataniel grumbled a bit at that. "Okay, that'd be after he started wearing armor, and I had a few scrapes here and there after things went sideways."

Sir Loin sighed at that. "I also recall the unit's fitness standards weren't very high, even relative to basic. No wonder you joined...at least, I recall even in my realm you joined without me."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 03, 2017, 05:45:37 pm
"Mister Hector, what's a 'ree-alm'?"  She twists around to face Sir Loin, quizzical look on her face.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 03, 2017, 05:46:24 pm
"Well, I guess there is always augmentation for him then, that's if he can take the pain...", Roxanne smirked.
"Don't mind her...she is just having a bit to much fun with this...", Victor says while elbowing Roxanne in a 'stop this right now' kind of way.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 03, 2017, 05:49:43 pm
Nataniel huffed a bit as he got up uneasily. "That can't end well..." he grumbled, while the knight gently set Kath down, looking back to Victor. "Now, behave Kath. Should be nothing left to do now that most of the stuff is put away. Might set aside a few of the weapons and have them loaded just in case we need them, then I can repair the tank. Might've accidentally nudged a few stray wrecks aside to make future travels easier."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 03, 2017, 05:53:07 pm
"Before I forget knight, would you be so kind to tag and tell me about any tanks you find along the way? I would like to...upgrade my APC a bit more.", Roxanne requested of Sir Loin. "Also, sorry if I was a bit too harsh to you Mr Nathaniel, I was only pulling your leg, all in good fun."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 03, 2017, 05:58:23 pm
The knight nodded at that. "Of course. Always good to have more options for parts and supplies. As it stands, I'm increasingly leery of using the M240 since we're a bit short on both that and linkages, and diesel will be an issue eventually."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 03, 2017, 06:02:46 pm
"Don't we have a book on diesel around here? We can read it and make it if we find the ingredients. Guess another thing to look for...Food should be covered for now 'cause farm and we have plenty of batteries for oud devices. Weapon's wise we are all capable...well almost all of us...", Roxanne looks at Nathaniel while saying the last part and winks at him. "Guess it's really up to you what you want to find from there, like that CBM journal you found, it should prove quite helpful."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 03, 2017, 06:07:49 pm
Sir loin smiled at that. "He's still a decent hand with a pistol though. Good aim, which explains how he survived well enough during his little adventure, it seems." he remarked, while Nataniel nodded at that. "Always been better at that than hand-to-hand."

The knight then nodded at that. "An alternative would be conversion to solar power, if an effective enough engine can be found. It'd be less effective than diesel for something that large, but less than if it was an MBT. Been running it at...well, what used to 25% power to make the fuel last longer, and because it was originally lower on power."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 03, 2017, 06:27:36 pm
Kath, previously sat on the ground next to Sir Loin with her arms crossed, stands up and storms off in a seemingly random direction, at least making sure not to step on any crops.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 03, 2017, 06:33:03 pm
"Solar power could be a good alternative but I would live a combustion engine in there just in case, if not for anything else as a backup generator. Would be worth while to loot for solar panels so we can build an array for all our vehicles and power needs in general. If we all go solar. even in tools, we would not have to worry about looting for gas.", Roxanne commented.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 03, 2017, 06:37:13 pm
The knight nods at that. "Good as a backup, yes. I'll need to keep an eye out for solar panels then. Will be a more exposed method than fuel tanks."

He then regarded Kath curiously, before making his way over to start working on the tank for now.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 03, 2017, 06:39:54 pm
"Someone is going to have to go after kath and seeing as how thing went last time with me and her...I don't know if I should be the one.", Roxanne said.
"I could always go and see what is wrong but I am new here and doubt she trusts me...", Victor added.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 03, 2017, 07:14:13 pm
Quinn gets up and walks out of the house, he stares up at Kath on the roof of the house, cup of coffee in hand, "What are you doing?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 03, 2017, 07:16:42 pm
Sir Loin was tempted to follow Kath just in case, until he noticed Quinn leaving the house, soon enough looking up and realizing where she'd gone. "...how did I not notice that sooner."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 03, 2017, 07:17:18 pm
She turns to face away from Quinn and Sir Loin, and shrugs.  "I 'unno."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 03, 2017, 07:20:44 pm
Roxanne and Victor went inside the house to take inventory. "How did she-", Victor was about to ask while looking at Kath in the roof before being interrupted.
"I'll explain later, her tail and ears should be a giveaway...be careful what you do around her since she still doesn't know you very well. She is also very against cursing...the verbal kind...", Roxanne told Victor.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 03, 2017, 07:21:37 pm
Quinn blinks and finishes his coffee, he puts the mug down. He stretches and he takes a running start and jumps, grabbing the edge of the house. and clambering up on the roof. "What's the matter, Katharine?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 03, 2017, 07:23:51 pm
The knight looked up, giving a little wave to the two, surprised at Quinn managing to jump up so easily, making his way over to the workshop area to check weapons, loading several and setting aside numerous damaged ones, examining a few books. The idea of a more reliable source of ammunition did give him ideas...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 03, 2017, 07:30:22 pm
"Nothing..."  Kath grumbles, still facing away from Quinn.  "Mister Nathaniel called me 'heavy' and I just wanted a hug..."   She still seems genuinely bothered over this, for some reason.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 03, 2017, 07:37:27 pm
"Natheni-?" Quinn looks toward Nathen, "No wonder." He sighs, "Listen, you're not "heavy" he's just weak." Quinn sits next to Kathrine, digging out a small bag of salted fish. He pops it open and takes a piece out, he offers the open back to Kathrine.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 03, 2017, 07:46:41 pm
Kathrine tries to keep up the grumpy facade, but her stomach starts grumbling as soon as she smells the fish.  She takes the bag and immediately starts eating, having gotten through half of 'em before Quinn has even finished his piece.   As soon as she's finished, she turns to Quinn and leans forward into a hug.  "Thank you for the food Doctor Quinn!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 03, 2017, 07:53:42 pm
Quinn lets out air through his nose like a deflating balloon, letting out a light groan. He pats Kath on the back in return, clearly not knowing how to respond and isn't comfortable.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 03, 2017, 08:00:39 pm
Kathrine seems like she's going to continue the hug, but stops when she realises that
A) Quinn really doesn't seem to like this, and
B) She's not quite well balanced while hugging on a roof, and Quinn probably isn't as uncannily acrobatic as her.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 03, 2017, 08:11:37 pm
Roxanne and Victor had just finished taking inventory when they struck up a conversation. "Oh, Victor, by the way, be on your toes.", warned Roxanne.
"Why?", asked Victor.
"Katherine, the catgirl, will try to hug you since she had hugged anybody else.", responded Roxanne.
"That- That doesn't sound to bad compare to the stuff we have dealt with...", commented Victor.
"It isn't but she does it in a... how do I put this...'predatory' manner?", commented Roxanne back.
"I don't follow what you are saying...", said Victor confused.
"Just be on your toes for her as she tends to tackle you for the hug.", Roxanne asserted.
"You could of just said that but alright...I will be careful...for a hug...I guess...", Victor responded.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 03, 2017, 08:17:04 pm
Hector smirked a bit as he overheard that, busy going back and forth between the main workshop and the kitchen area, at one point unannounced driving off in the tank, returning rather briefly having evidently scavenged a large amount of scrap from a wreck down the road. Evidently the knight had some sort of idea, having set aside some materials and steadily produced a few things using the forge installed in the kitchen unit. Blacksmithing tools, from the look of it.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 03, 2017, 10:59:18 pm
Save is: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B41iyfVYuWa8OU1KXzI5WUYtdVU (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B41iyfVYuWa8OU1KXzI5WUYtdVU)

Remaining turn was uneventful. Learned how to make bleach and oxidizer powder. Set up a whole blacksmithing setup. Made large rifle primers after accidentally making the wrong kind twice. Further expanded the shallow pits around the fence. Scouted a mineral vein.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 04, 2017, 10:45:43 pm
A long plume of smoke is seen from the distance, Quinn looks at it from the roof. "Forest fire. See it?"



"Smoke 'em if you got em, gents! You see this? We fuckin' won!" A tall, lanky man with a british accent gestures at a burning cabin. "Onwards an' upwards, we did great." An average height but stocky man with a more posh british accent, donning military great. "Ta, we all sure fuckin' did."  A man in a ski mask with a skull decal chuckles, "Hah, hah... Wh- What do we do now, new friends?" The lanky man shrugs, "We follow the road, I suppose!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 12:21:12 am
The knight regarded the smoke in the distance warily. "Not a good sign. Either lightning, or some survivor out there's having one hell of a day..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 05, 2017, 05:29:06 am
Kathrine looks over the trees towards the column of smoke, gasping.   "Forest fires killed 25 people last year!  That's bad.   People shouldn't start fires."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 05, 2017, 09:58:55 am
Roxanne and Victor look at the smoke puzzled by it. "What do you make of this Victor, you think it has any meaning?", asked Roxanne.
"Maybe someone is communicating via smoke signals. They might have picked up your broadcast but can't respond...", Victor responded.
"Or it could be some hooligans having fun...", Roxanne added.
"Talking from experience are we?", Victor asked with a brow raised.
"S- shut up! I don't recall you being a reference of morality!", Roxanne told Victor in response.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 01:23:36 pm
The knight looks over to Roxanne. "Think it's worth investigating? Could drive over to see who or what caused it." he suggested. "Might need to use caution though, it could be a trap. Could be worth it to go in a group, just in case."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 05, 2017, 01:43:24 pm
Kathrine leans backwards, rolling down the side of the roof.  At the last second she grabs the gutter to right herself and lands clumsily on the ground.   Steadying herself, she waves through the window at Roxy and Sir Loin.   Obviously, she could hear them, as she yells "Can I come?" at them through the glass.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 01:50:45 pm
The knight blinks at that, before moving to open the door at the shouting from outside, loud enough to be heard even in there. "How'd you hear us all the way up there? It'll be dangerous you know, but...hmm. Are you good at keeping an eye out for dangerous things?" he asked, getting an idea. He was thinking about taking the tank, wanted to bring Roxanne along, but didn't trust Victor with any of the weapons installed on it...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 05, 2017, 01:59:14 pm
Various types of gunshots, small explosions, and what vaguely sounds like music echo from a nearby small city. Quinn comments, "Someone's enjoying themselves nearby."



"Son of Rock'n roll... Son of rock and roll! Son of rock'n roll! SON OF ROCK'N ROLL! I AM A BAD MOTHERFUCKER!"

The music blares from a heavily modified police car, a group of four people yell and taunt at various zombies while shooting at them from outside of it. There's a dozen of emergency lights strapped to the top, all going off.

"'Ave it! BRING IT ON YOU ROTTEN WANKERS! HAHAHAAAAH!"

Later...

"That it? You lot call yourselves zeds? Sod off! You all are a joke!" Jimmy taunts the dead corpses, the town is quiet save for the car blaring music.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 05, 2017, 02:06:42 pm
Kath nods eagerly, bouncing up and down.  "I'm good at seeing things!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 02:10:15 pm
The knight nods at that. "Then might be good to help keep an eye on things in the commander's hatch. If we're expecting trouble, the cameras might take fire, so. Might even trust Roxanne with the turret." he suggested.

"If we run into trouble, don't use the M2 unless either we take fire, or if Rox or I say it's okay to use it..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 05, 2017, 03:15:28 pm
Kath be like "what's an M2?" or something. 3:
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 03:18:50 pm
The knight sighs and leads the way outside to the tank, pointing at the gun mounted on the hatch. "Heavy machinegun. .50 caliber BMG. Very loud."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 05, 2017, 03:25:33 pm
"I don't like guns.   They're all loud and hurt people!   Hurting people is bad."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 03:27:39 pm
The knight sighed at that. "Alright then. If any trouble happens, see that hatch there? Duck back into the tank and pull the hatch back down if anything bad happens."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 05, 2017, 03:29:59 pm
"If ya need someone to operate the turret I can do that, I used one of these when making my way to 'nip's old place." Floyd says, walkin' by.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 05, 2017, 03:32:53 pm
"YAAAAAAY!  Mister Cowboy Floyd is coming!"   She lunges forward into a hug.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 03:35:27 pm
The knight smiles a bit at that. "That'd be good. I was tempted to ask Roxanne, but I wasn't sure how well she can handle these. Hell, I' have her in the commander's hatch instead but I know Kath's going to want to go. When you're both ready then." he said, opening up the hatch in the back.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 05, 2017, 04:28:09 pm
Floyd hops in the tank or something. Raging bull and BLR in tow.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 04:34:34 pm
The knight directed Kath into the commander's seat before closing the hatch behind him, soon enough starting it up, displays turning on the show several views all around them, as the engine rumbled to life as he set off down the road. Still rather quiet for a tank, given how he'd left the engines configured.

"Alright, we're off. Sounded like our 'guests' might be closer than when we saw that smoke, possibly in the nearby peculiar town." he said over the tank's intercom system, the radios in the other seats set up for crew communication, having had to switch the radio in the commander's seat to in-crew coms instead of broadcasting to other units.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 05, 2017, 04:40:36 pm
Floyd rubs his beard, "What do you think our 'guests' are like?" he says, reclining in the turret.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 05, 2017, 04:43:54 pm
Kath is practically vibrating in her seat, mumbling "new people" over and over again.  She's barely audible over the intercom, sounding like a low buzz.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 05, 2017, 04:55:17 pm
Jimmy raises an eyebrow, "You gents 'ear that?"
Harvey nods, "Yeah, I 'ear it too. Sounds like a tank, mate. Doubt that's what it is though."
Dee-Jay snickers, "Sounds like a car, though. Might be some people!"
Smithwick grimaces, "Prob'ly bandits. After our shite."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 05:01:39 pm
The knight scanned the camera displays carefully as they crossed the bridge, heading down the road into town. "They might be bandits, or they might have been caught off-guard by those things in town. Hard to tell...can try getting them on the radio." he suggested.

"Wait, commander's headset's the one set up for that. Kath, see the dials on the radio your headset's wired to? The one on the right controls channels. Turn it all the way clockwise so we can try to get the new people on the radio."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 05, 2017, 05:07:07 pm
Kathrine does as she's told, then leans forward to speak into the microphone as a test.
"HELLLLLLOOOOOOOO?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 05, 2017, 05:08:55 pm
Harvey jumps at the police car, he walks to the car's police radio and speaks into it, "'ullo? 'oo's this?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 05, 2017, 05:12:14 pm
"I'm Kathrine!  Who're you?  Can I hug you?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 05, 2017, 05:16:51 pm
"'ullo Lil' miss, I'm Harvey, a soldier. Sure y' can, lil' miss. Uhh... Where's your parents, ma'am?" Harvey asks.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 05, 2017, 05:25:13 pm
"I don't have any parents!  There's two people in here with me, though.  They're nice!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 05:27:46 pm
The knight nodded at that, soon moving to flick a switch on his radio. "There we go, needed the commander's radio set to transmit. Greetings. More survivors of this mess. That you clearing out the town, I'm guessing?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 05, 2017, 05:34:48 pm
"Yeah, me and three 'v my mates. Jimmy, Dee-Jay, and Smithwick. I'm Lieutenant Harvey Mcclure. Is that a bloody tank you 'ave? I can 'ear it from here." Harvey says.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 05, 2017, 05:36:32 pm
"It's a tank!  It's not that loud though, there's a gun here and it's apparently soooper loud and I don't wanna fire it 'cause I got 'dell-e-cait' ears!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 05, 2017, 05:38:33 pm
"Where'd you get a working fu- a working tank?" Harvey asks, turning down the music.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 05:40:56 pm
The knight nodded at that. "M701A1 light tank, plus a few alterations to keep it running. Not qas loud as it'd be full throttle though." he answered.

"Several units were moving in to deal with these things earlier on, didn't go well. Wasn't in good condition when I found it, but got it running. Was trained with the old models a few years before all this mess."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 05, 2017, 05:53:27 pm
"Well, y' sure got fuckin' lucky. All we got is a souped up police car, Jimmy fixed it up 'n souped it up 'n Dee fixed up the electrical... Ah hell, I cussed didn't I. Sorry lil' miss." Harvey says
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 05, 2017, 05:57:59 pm
"HEY!  BAD WORD!  Humph!"   She is audibly frustrated and you can hear shuffling over the radio as she crosses her arms and faces away from the headset.
It doesn't do much to silence her voice.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 06:00:25 pm
The knight facepalmed at that. "Welp, that's a fine first impression for her. Anyway, police car's likely better in the long run, better in the cities and less worrying about scavenging fuel. Coming up on the town now..." he said, turning down the road leading towards the peculiar city.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 05, 2017, 06:03:04 pm
Harvey chuckles, "Yeah, the town should be clear for the most part. Maybe some stragglers, we're staying in one of the more intact houses." As you drive through the town, it's quiet save for some music in the distance.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 05, 2017, 06:05:12 pm
Roxanne and Victor go to man the intercom system having declined to join the tank ride. "This is Roxanne Luna testing the broadcast system, is the Tank and our...guest able to hear us?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 06:08:30 pm
The knight nodded at that. "Looks like good work here. We'd steered clear of the town for the most part, something about it looks off." he explained, carefully following the sound of music, barely audible over the engine, keeping an eye out on the cameras for any signs of movement, not wanting to accidentally roll right over anyone or any vehicles. Or drive into an ambush.

"Loud and clear on our end at least."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 05, 2017, 06:11:00 pm
"I have a quick question, we saw a fire in the distance a some time back...by any chance would or loud 'neighbors' know anything about this?", Roxanne petitioned.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 05, 2017, 06:16:04 pm
"Roight. That was- ah... Jimmy's work. We were kidnapped. Forced to fight other people, we won. Burned the wretched place down. I'd prefer not t' get intah further detail..." Harvey says.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 05, 2017, 06:19:45 pm
"Oh...not my intention to instigate anything...It was just on my mind and wanted closing...Do you all have place to sleep or does the knight offered you something?", Roxanne asked.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 05, 2017, 06:21:38 pm
"We've been sleeping in a police car, though we could use someplace else to sleep. Jimmy, Dee, an' I are good with our 'ands. I'm pretty 'andy if I do say so myself." Harvey brags.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 06:22:54 pm
The knight regarded that answer cautiously. "Hmm. Ever run into anything like that before?" he asked over the intercom, before setting it back to transmit. "Haven't offered yet, but...hmm. Might work out then." he remarked, soon enough pulling up just across the street from what looked like the place.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 05, 2017, 06:27:36 pm
"Look, you can come here into a nearby farm, we are working on a couple projects you can help with. One: farming, Two: Building more Rooms and Three: Building a train...yes, you heard correctly, a trian.", Roxanne explained.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 05, 2017, 06:29:03 pm
"We don't have a factory and it's dumb and I dunno how we're gonna build a train but Mistress wants to do it so I'm doing it."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 05, 2017, 06:31:13 pm
The music's volume is lowered to a much more reasonable volume, Harvey gets out of the car and gives a two fingered salute and walks towards the tank.. "Allo allo, welcome welcome.
Bloody nora, ain't she a beaut."
Harvey says, regarding the tank. "Ahm, 'arvey. One from the radio, the coke fiend over there is Jimmy, our dutch friend over there is Dee-Jay. The grumpy bloke in the suit is Smithwick." Dee-Jay looks up from a broken radio, and waves happily.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 06:32:58 pm
"How do you think I got this thing working without a factory?" he pointed out, before making his way out of the tank. Likely making f or an odd sight, a knight, cowboy, and catgirl maid. "Good to meet you then. I'm Hector, this is Floyd, and the young one's Kathrine."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 05, 2017, 06:33:59 pm
"Hey, it's nice to have goal in the cataclysm.", Roxanne responde. "Also, it's not nice to talk about mistress's projects like that young lady!", Roxanne added mockingly. "So yeah, that is what we have going here...wait Kath is in the tank? Keep her away from the turrets..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 05, 2017, 06:34:24 pm
Kathrine pops out of the hatch in order to wave.  Or, at least tries to.   You can see her ears poking out from the top of the tank.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 05, 2017, 06:37:19 pm
Floyd watches from the top of the tank, he tips his hat.

Harvey snorts in amusement, "Lil' group a misfits you got 'ere, 'uh? So, you lot aren't bandits, roight?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 06:39:28 pm
The knight looked back, realizing Kath hadn't followed out of the tank, carefully poking his head back in to suggest using the hatch in the back instead.

"Wouldn't be smart coming to you if we were. Was a bit uncertain at first, especially since our 'commander' here can't even use the hatch to observe." he teased.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 05, 2017, 06:41:23 pm
Kath, ignoring Sir Loin, struggles to climb out of the top hatch.  She bounces with barely contained enthusiasm as she jumps down from the tank and full on sprints towards the gang of brits.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 05, 2017, 06:44:59 pm
Jimmy catches sight of Kath, and screams at the top of his lungs. "JESUS FOCKING CHRIST. THE FUCK IS THAT?!"

"It's fine Jimmy, we see it too!"

"OH, OKAY!"

"New friends!" Dee says, walking towards Kath.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 06:47:08 pm
The knight sighs at that. "Easy lads, she's one of those commercial experiments. She's harmless, except for...h-ey, what'd we say about hugging strangers?" Cue a facepalm at this.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 05, 2017, 06:48:58 pm
"Hugs!" Dee-Jay yells, fully accepting of hugs.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 05, 2017, 06:49:33 pm
Upon hearing the sugar man swear, she skids to a near stop, instead targetting Dee-Jay.  She launches herself through the air, colliding with him in a hug.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 05, 2017, 06:50:00 pm
"I hear a small ruckus and a familiar non-purr...kath is hugging again right?...", Roxanne asked over the radio.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 05, 2017, 06:51:27 pm
"New friends!" Dee says, falling backwards while hugging Kath. "Wh- Who are you, friend?"

Harvey rubs his five-o'clock-shadow, and says "Well, gents. Looks like we're gettin' along dandy, 'uh?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 06:53:07 pm
The knight sighs at that. "Yep. At least she only scared basically everybody except one of them. Who I'm assuming is their own designated eccentric."

"That's Kathrine. Like I said, harmless. Generally. Evidently some of those labs were indulging in some weird things back before all this started."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 05, 2017, 06:57:50 pm
"Jimmy's just on something. JIMMY ARE YOU ON SOMETHING?!"

"NO!..."

"Y- YEAH!"

"See? He's just high. The grumpy bloke's just bein' a... grump." Harvey says, rubbing his chin.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 05, 2017, 06:58:50 pm
Kath is snuggling up to Dee Jay, doing that not-purr again
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 07:13:03 pm
The knight sighed at that. "Add drugs to the growing list of things that'll be hard to scavenge for eventually." he said, annoyed yet seeming more nonplussed at the openly-coke-addled survivor that might be expected.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 05, 2017, 07:15:03 pm
"By the way...no playing loud music in the farm on the intercom system!", Roxanne asserted pre-emptively.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 05, 2017, 07:25:36 pm
Dee-Jay gets up, picking up Kath. He lifts up his ski-mask. Showing his face, revealing a scaled, lizard like face. "You 'n I are similar, little friend. We gotta stay together! My friends call me Dee-Jay." he says, smiling. He pulls the mask back down.

Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 05, 2017, 07:27:47 pm
Kath stares at Dee-Jay's face while he has his mask up, reaching out as he lowers it.   "Booop."  She mutters, pressing her finger against his nose.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 07:29:54 pm
The knight hmms a bit at that. "Interesting. We have another, seemed to be from a different class of laboratory that messed with her, that's the one behind Roxanne, Floyd, and I ending up helping her. Clever little woman, good with machines. Calls herself Catnip for some reason." he said.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 05, 2017, 07:34:19 pm
"This is Victor Rockwell taking over radio duty for Roxanne, she said she is going to the meeting on her APC to check for...'impurities'...",Victor said over radio, "ETA, 5 minutes."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 05, 2017, 07:35:11 pm
"Alright, little friend. Get off'a me, kinda crushin' my lungs." Dee says, laughing slightly hoarsely.

"Ah, Dee-Jay wasn't a... Willing mutie. Though shite 'it the fan before they took too long. 'e's a bit self conscious about it. Was here as, you guessed it.
 A DJ. He's a wonder with electronics, damn good shot too. 'e 'as the marksman rifle. M14 EBR, fine piece of 'merican engineerin'."
Harvey muses.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 05, 2017, 07:40:06 pm
A loud engine noise could be heard in the distance followed by the site of Roxanne's unmodified APC. Roxanne steps out and greets the three strangers face-to-face. "I am Roxanne Luna, good to meet you, I could not make a correct assessment over radio and the tank is not my style.", Roxanne says while she sizes up the three of the strangers and chants something in latin. "I guess you all are fine among the spirits...", Roxanne adds.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 07:41:30 pm
The knight nodded at that. "Far as I'm aware of, neither of them went into it willingly, though neither's explained much of it. Regardless, no worries." he said, before regarding the radio curiously. "Alright, hopefully she'll know where to find us. Mind explaining your idea of impurities, then? Company jargon, I assume?" he answered, before shaking his head.

"Hmm. 7.62x51mm, right? I'll have to go easy on it then, ammo was running thin since the driver's hatch as an M240 installed in it." he said. "You should see some of those caseless weapons though, the stuff they put into use after my time."

"You'll have to excuse her, she has an odd...affinity for the occult."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 05, 2017, 07:42:42 pm
Kath, satisfied with Dee-Jay, gets off him and stares over at Jimmy.   Crouching down, she pounces for the hug.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 05, 2017, 07:45:07 pm
"Woah! 'hoo's the lass with the huge knockers?!" Jimmy yells out, before getting tackled by Kath.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 05, 2017, 07:46:43 pm
"Yeah, company jargon knight...", Victor answers uncomfortable to explain further, " I heard her AP arrive and there is no sounds of violence so it;s safe to assume everything is going well..."

"I am the odd one knight?". Roxanne said looking at sir loin with an eyebrow raised and hands crossed, "I am not the one on a perpetual renaissance fair!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 05, 2017, 07:48:22 pm
"What did you just say!", Roxanne exclaimed looking for the culprit ignoring her comments of the knight, "Who of you three said that?!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 07:50:24 pm
The knight nodded at that. "Worth explaining later then. The better to be on guard not to encounter whatever might cause problems." he answered, before looking back to Roxanne. "And I don't go chantng at-oh merda." he said.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 05, 2017, 07:50:31 pm
Harvey sighs, "That was Jimmy. He's an idiot. A smart idiot, but an idiot none the less." He pinches the bridge of his nose.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 05, 2017, 07:51:12 pm
"Boobie l- Miss Roxanne!"  She quickly abandons the coke-fiend hug to hug her pillowy tits 'cause she's nice and not mean.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 07:54:12 pm
The knight chuckles a bit. "Don't mind the one that seems to be too addled to think before he speaks. At least we stopped calling you boobie lady. Er, at last I did." he said, facepalming at Kath.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 05, 2017, 07:54:37 pm
The hug disarms Roxanne and she calms down a bit. "Calm down Roxanne...no need to spill unnecessary blood...he isn't impure...", Roxanne mumble to herself barely audible while kath hugs her, "I- its fine I guess...just refrain from making comments about my body like that...", Roxanne finally responds while she pets kath instinctively.

Roxanne glares at the knight for his comment.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 08:04:56 pm
Sir Loin then blinked at noticing the earlier remark. "And the walking renaissance fair shtick has saved my hide as often as the tank has..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 05, 2017, 08:07:18 pm
Kath's not-purr actually somehow sounds like a real purr for a short while, before going back to the weird groaning noise.   "Why'd you come here, Miss Roxanne?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 05, 2017, 08:10:05 pm
"Keep it up and see how much it protects from my blade tin man!". Roxanne said while tempted to deploy blade but rains from doing so because of Kath.

"I came here to check on our new friends Kath, don't worry about it!", Roxanne said while smiling as she had done for many business person.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 08:11:38 pm
Sir Loin shakes his head at that. "Not in front of the children, please." he remarked. "That said, sorry for disparaging your...habits. Just still cautious around things of that sort."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 05, 2017, 08:18:54 pm
"Children?  I'm not a child!   I'm twenty-two!"  Kathrine lets go of Roxy in order to glare at Hector.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 05, 2017, 08:27:33 pm
"Calm down kath, there is no ne- Wait, did you say 22?!", Roxanne asked kath surprised.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 08:32:41 pm
The knight blinked at that. "Are you serious? What did I say about those commercial genetics labs...sanctus futuēns merda."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 05, 2017, 08:34:44 pm
"Not in front of Kath! Wait, she is an adult...did you even understand that kath?", Roxanne comments not sure of what is going on.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 05, 2017, 08:39:04 pm
"Uhm...   No...?   Did he say a bad word?   Mister Hector, you don't swear!"  She looks even grumpier, tail sticking out straight behind her with her ears pinned back.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 08:41:23 pm
The knight facepalmed at that. "R-right, forget that I'm not the only one to know a few snippets of Latin. S-sorry."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 05, 2017, 08:45:32 pm
"Abi hinc eques satanas", Roxanne tells sir loin playfully. "Kath, why are you so adamant against swearing anyway?", Roxanne asks Katherine.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 05, 2017, 08:47:41 pm
"SWEARING IS BAD!  Doctor Ilyushin told me so!  Why are you all so aba-ment against not swearing?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 08:53:38 pm
"Non est bonum exemplum aut." he remarked, before giving a nod at that. "Regardless, you're...older than you seem."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 05, 2017, 08:58:34 pm
"So Doctor Ilyushin told you swearing is bad...did he ever told you why?", Roxanne told Kath.
"Sed sanctum ferrum est.", Roxanne told the knight.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 09:00:14 pm
The knight blinked at that. "Now the iron? Okay, enough of that, I'd say."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 05, 2017, 09:02:51 pm
Kath shakes her head at Roxanne's question.  "No.  But I trust Doctor Ilyushin a lot and he's right a lot!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 05, 2017, 09:05:50 pm
"I bet he was a very smart man, but swearing being bad is something subjective, it is neither true nor false, it is only either if person believes it to be.", Roxanne told Kath.

"Fine. You just can't keep up with your betters!", Roxanne told Sir loin.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 09:07:31 pm
The knight huffed a bit at that. "I only learned a little brief bit of it back in my reanactor days. At least I retained the training better." he remarked.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 05, 2017, 09:08:03 pm
Harvey snorts in amusement, "Roight-o boys and girls, you lot can save this arguement f' later. So, are we going to this farm 'r not?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 05, 2017, 09:09:13 pm
"W-well what if I think it's bad?  Then it's bad, right?  I don't like people saying bad words, so don't say them please?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 09:10:46 pm
The knight sighed at that. "Regardless, we should head over there before anything crawls up after us, following all thi racket, yeah. You guys checked the basements?" he asked.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 05, 2017, 09:11:08 pm
"I can hardly call that an argument but sure, lets all hop in our vehicles and go to the farm. Victor is on radio control so ask him for directions. By the way, what would be your names?" Roxanne responded to Harvey.

"I will not swear kath, you have my word.", Roxanne told Kath.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 05, 2017, 09:15:39 pm
"Some of them, places like the police station and the pawn shop lead to the sewer. Which are still swarming with zeds. Weird glowing ones too, melt when they're bagged. Nothin' of note, sadly." Harvey says.

"Ahm, Lieutenant Jamison 'arvey. The one 'hoo catcalled ya is Jimmy, the one who the little one 'ugged is Dee-Jay, and the one who's STILL SULKING IN THE HOUSE LIKE AN INTROVERT is Smithwick. We'd be 'appy to join your merry lit'le crew."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 05, 2017, 09:21:03 pm
The knight nodded at that. "Can poke around in the sewers some other time and see what's left down there. I've never seen these glowing ones anywhere else, a few wandered north to the road occasionally passing by, and that's it." he said.

"When you're ready then, can mention what all we've found in the area so far as well, in case you missed any points of interest."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 06, 2017, 12:10:32 am
Jim and Harvey, the newcomers, were loading guns into carts and moving them. First, they would bring them out into the light, and then they would give them a thorough inspection. Last, they would perform any small maintenance and then sort the firearms away into an "armory." Roxanne looked to Hector and whispered, "I'm sure catnip will be fine with this when she gets back. It's not like they are taking them all away." Hector whispered back, not turning his head to her, "Aye, Miss Catnip is a rather reasonable and free sort when it comes to these kinds of things. You are probably right." It was a bright day, and Hector said so. It was as Harvey was hauling another load of guns to the "armory," that a sound came to there ears. Someone had shrieked. "What was that?" Hector asked, but Roxanne was already on the move, weaving through the cars piled up around the barn. "ROBBERS! THIEVES!" Catnip screamed. Kathrine could be seen curled up under one of Catnips tables, quietly weeping, hoping mistress wouldn't hurt her as Floyd tried to calm down a furious thing that shared the semblance of catnip, but in that moment looked nothing like her. A box of bolts bounced, thrown across the room over catnips shoulder as she dug through a pile, across the table Kathrine sheltered under and exploded. Kathrine screamed. "TOOK THEM ALL! NO FAIR TRADE! JUST TOOK THEM!" Catnip ripped down a curtain, her claws making short work of the fabric. "ROBBERS!" Roxanne quietly approached, she was good at being quiet, "Catnip, honey, calm down. It's alright." Catnip hissed and spat, more bestial than any of those gathered had ever seen her. She made a swipe at a board, her claws gouging the wood terribly. "DID YOU TAKE THEM BITCH!?" She spat. Roxanne shrugged off the insult, she'd been called much worse, but felt the vitriol full force. None had thought catnip; gentle, oblivious, Catnip, could be so... A small voice, Kathrines, said something almost imperceptible and Catnip vanished. Roxanne had no trouble following the horrifying sounds she made and Quinn had told her how to spot her when she was using her cloak. She walked towards the men sorting through the guns, they had stopped and were trying to figure out where the odd animal sounds were coming from. Roxanne saw what she was looking for, a flicker. The cloak wasn't perfect, and sometimes the filaments in it didn't line up with the light properly. "CATNIP! NO!" She sprinted and dove, landing on something soft and furry, but with limbs full of tension and muscle well refined by hours spent working with machines. The thing that looked like catnip spat and swore and thrashed and snapped with it's teeth violently, while Roxanne wrapped her arms around the cloaked figure and hauled her to her feet. "THIEVES! THIEVES!" She screeched as her cloak fell away. Kathrine grabbed it, and ran back to the barn with tears streaming down her face. "Hector! Help me goddamn your eyes!" Hector strode calmly to the thrashing Catnip, "Sorry about this m'lady." and laid a hard, gauntlet clad, fist to Catnips stomach. "Jesus Hector, did you have to hit her?" Roxanne asked, hefting the rapidly slackening Catnip onto her shoulder. "Sorry Rox, I didn't think I had time to get tranquilizer, and it didn't look like talking was gonna help." Given the evidence, Roxanne decided it would be best to agree.

When Catnip came too, there were strangers gathered around. "Ey luv, you awake?" They had something, it looked like a card board box. "Listen, we din't mean no harm. We uh..." He looked to the others for help. "We just wanted to get things all organized like." One of them looked to the cowboy leaning next to the window and looking out. He seemed to sense that look and said "lead winds gotta be maintained and looked after if it's gonna blow nip." Catnip stared at them, remembering how she got here. She was wary of them. Floyd said it was fine, that they would help, but they hadn't even said anything before moving any of it. One of them, the one holding the box, said "yeh, anyways, we've been let in on the deal. It's uh. It's only fair I guess that we should give you this stuff. Tha others say this stuff will make up for it." He overturned the box onto Catnips strawpile bed. A cascade of chocolate came pouring from that box and Catnips eyes lit up. "Guess it does. Alright boys, back to work." Catnip stopped them, not taking her eyes off the sizable pile of chocolate. "bullets in the center cabinet, explosives in the other. Don't move my tools around without putting them back after you use them. Take what you want otherwise." She very carefully opened a bag of chocolate covered coffee beans, and with none of the care she used to open the bag, over turned it straight into her mouth.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 06, 2017, 12:20:15 am
Later on the knight was quietly tending to a few of the things that were still being organized, not feeling too good about the fiasco that ensued. Carefully putting away one of several rivtech weapons, helping the odd fellow identify and sort them. "Probably still several more in the lab a good bit east of the town we met you in. Hard to explore in depth, place is running like a freezer." he said.

Notably, having left behind his gauntlets in addition to his normal habit of leaving his helm off when on the farm.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 06, 2017, 12:39:37 am
"She went ballistic, 'uh? 'opefully she likes the sweets." Harvey says, looking down at a clipboard. "We got plenty of
normal ammunition, no caseless. Like you said. You work in a tank, 'uh?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 06, 2017, 12:43:47 am
Roxanne was in her room when she notices the book on the bed, 'Alpha Male Quarterly' the magazine read. "What is this doing here?", Roxanne asked to herself. "Wait...they are organizing items...they probably came here and saw this...do they think...oh god no!", Roxanne though out loud.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 06, 2017, 12:47:02 am
The knight nodded at that. "Not like her usual self, but then again did kinda go overboard and start hauling without introducing you guys." he remarked. "So far been most effective for getting through. Before there was, well...a rather long journey, and it was the best option available. Plus fits what I know. Armor or not, I sadly can't ride a horse, so..." he said, eventually making his way back to the main building, only to facepalm at hearing Roxanne shouting something.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 06, 2017, 12:52:22 am
Roxanne cover the magazine with a blanket as the knight enters. "Hey knight, what brings you here?", Roxanne asked nervously, "D- Did the new guys come in here already to move stuff?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 06, 2017, 12:57:10 am
The knight nodded at that. "Just about finished up, actually. Er...you alright?" he asked, possible spotting something on the bed.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 06, 2017, 12:59:23 am
"I am a-ok! I wasn't the one punched in the gut you know...", Roxanne said trying to change the subject off her, "Sooooo...when they came here did they say anything odd?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 06, 2017, 01:03:28 am
The knight grumbled a bit at that. "Don't remind me...and hmm? Not that I recall, other than the plus being a bit of a mess, but that's to be expected. Some items here, books there, and such. The beds here are more provisional anyway, since we don't have separate places to stay here." he remarked. "You seemed nervous though."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 06, 2017, 01:06:56 am
"No, I am fine, why would I be nervous? Good to know they did not mention anything then...don't want to know people are talking behind my back you know? Anything else I can help you with?", Roxanne said while put up her customer service smile.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 06, 2017, 01:11:13 am
The knight shrugged at that. "Almost afraid I was walking in on you perusing porn or something. As for that, hopefully nothing. I think the addled fellow did rambled about one of his favorite magazines being on your dresser or something, alpha semi-weekly something...I don't think I want to know what was going through his head."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 06, 2017, 01:15:28 am
"Ha, he must be high off the ground right now. I got nothing to hide here from everyone.", Roxanne responds. The knight reminds her of the order. "Fair point this is different!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 06, 2017, 01:18:33 am
The knight hmmed at that. "It was that magazine I thought I saw under the bed last time I left the sunglasses for you, wasn't it?" he pointed out. Was he simply playing dumb just to mess with her? Bad knight.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 06, 2017, 01:23:14 am
"Wait you did what?! That's not mine!", Roxanne exclaimed at the knight waving her hands to cover her face. "It was there when I came and I have never seen it before why is it even there, is someone playing a prank?! Is this your doing knight or was it one of those new fuckers that just came here It was jimmy wasn't it?! That fucker!", Roxanne just spewed a continuous run-off sentence with anything that came to mind to try to make a defence.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 06, 2017, 01:24:33 am
"OI! DON'T TALK SHITE!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 06, 2017, 01:26:09 am
"YEAH! DON'T TALK SHIT! THEY HAVE CHOCOLATE!" *from barn*
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 06, 2017, 01:27:44 am
"But I gave you gold and silver, gold and silver!!!", Roxanne shouted back at the barn not sure what was going on.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 06, 2017, 01:29:28 am
The knight smiled at that. "Never knew that was your sort of thing, but eh. Amusing as that is, not my concern. Guessing you already hid it. Or whatever other reading material you've collected." he teased.

"Either way, not my concern, honestl-" Cue a facepalm from the shouted responses. "Oh I swear if they can hear our little conversation from here..." he grumbled. "Last thing I need is a little teasing to become a fullblown thing."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 06, 2017, 01:33:11 am
"I ONLY VAGUELY HEARD MY NAME, I GUESSED YOU LOT WERE TALKIN' SHITE."

"WAS I RI-?" Jimmy hacks something up, "God, me fuckin' voice!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 06, 2017, 01:34:30 am
"Wait, they all can hear this?!", Roxanne shouts completely over taken by shock.
"Yes Roxanne we can hear you...keep it down...", Victor added revealing himself in the corner reading a comic book, "Keep it down".
"Wait no I can explain!", Roxanne exclaims once more, "How long have you been there?!"
"Not important you pervert...", Victor said joining the chorus of voices.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 06, 2017, 01:35:56 am
"EVERYONE SHUT YER GOBS!" Harvey yells at the top of his lungs from the "armory"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 06, 2017, 01:38:21 am
*silence for a long moment*
LOUD NOISES!
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 06, 2017, 01:40:54 am
The knight facepalmed at that. "...I swear, of all the times for you to be hiding in the corner." he grumbled. "Like I said, not my concern, joking aside. It wasn't like it was anything...ahem, exotic." he pointed out.

"And trust me when I say I passed over some odd things while searching that lab."

Cue a wince at all the yelling. "Why am I currently the sane one, despite being the one walking around in mail..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 06, 2017, 01:45:35 am
"What the fuck is going on?!", Roxanne managed to say after she regained some of her composer, "Why are you in the corner?!"
"This is my room too and I got used to reading on the floor after living in the cataclysm for so long...", Victor responded.
"This got out of control fast...", Roxanne said.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 06, 2017, 01:45:47 am
Dee-Jay fiddles with an old stereo system, he hooks up a car battery to it and it starts to blare music.

"I'M ON A HIGH-WAY TO HELL"

"AAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGHHHHHH" Dee falls to his knees with hands over his ears, he desperately tries to turn it down.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 06, 2017, 01:49:29 am
The knight sighed at that. "You seem to have some strange company in that order. Never did answer what you mean by imp-" Cue wincing and covering his ears. "Merda."

"Why are we all yelling?" he blurted out. Though by now he was the one raising his voice thanks to that boombox.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 06, 2017, 01:51:45 am
"I told them not to fuck with the intercom system!", Roxanne says as she rushes to the radio room to find it empty. It seem the radio system takes priority over many of her other thought. She then realizes the sound comes from outside; she opens the door to hear a blaring song coming form a stereo system and swiftly closes the door. "Nope", she said.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 06, 2017, 01:52:37 am
Dee tries to jumper cable it, but gets electrocuted. "KLOOTZAK"
"HIGH-WAY TO HELL, WE'RE GOING TO A HIGH-WAY TO H-"
Dee swiftly smashes his contraption with the butt of his M14, he pants and gets up from off his knees.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 06, 2017, 01:54:08 am
The knight grumbled a bit. "Are we in need of an unfortunate accident involving a sound system and an errant 120mm shell? Like your forte, only for electronics inst-."

"Oh fucking thank god."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 06, 2017, 01:56:27 am
"At least my intercom system is fine...don't worry...no harm will be done to you while I am still breathing...", Roxanne said to the two-way radio system she had set up.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 06, 2017, 01:57:00 am
"HUH? WAT? WAT ZEI JE?" Dee-Jay says, blinking dizzily.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 06, 2017, 01:59:05 am
The knight facepalmed at that, before carefully going to check on the others outside. Making sure to turn the volume dial on what was left of the console all the way down, just in case.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 06, 2017, 02:03:14 am
Dee-Jay blinks, then shakes his head. "Okay. Okay, sorry, sorry, friends. I- I don't know what happened." Dee pauses, "I swear."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 06, 2017, 06:14:23 am
If someone wanted to find her, Kathrine would be heard, but not seen, sobbing inside the barn.  Catnip is presumably finding this slightly annoying, as she's been doing this for a while at this point.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 06, 2017, 06:33:42 am
While messing with the radio Roxanne ran into an issue that required a specific tool. Last time she had checked it was in the barn. She approached the barn weary or provoking catnip's 'feral' instincts. Once inside she heard sobbing but saw no-one inside, not at first at least. After activating her night vision to see a bit clearer, she saw a 'distortion' that was too familiar to her at this point, the invisibility cloak was active.

She remember that kath had gotten the cloak while she was holding catnip down during her 'episode' and put 2 and 2 together. Roxanne approached with cation and uttered, "Hey there...what't the matter? Why are you crying sweetie? I am not going to hurt you...do you trust me?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 06, 2017, 06:43:05 am
Kathrine quietens down a bit when Roxy approaches her, but is still at least sniffling as she speaks.  "Everyone was loud and yelling a-and swearing and -M-Mistress was throwing things and shouting and I don't like it when people shout and there was loud music and Mistress is mad at me a-and..."  She cuts off, going back to sobbing loudly.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 06, 2017, 06:48:27 am
Roxanne knew she was partly responsible for this so she took upon herself to help kath calm down. "No, Catnip is not mad at anyone right now. She thought people were stealing from her but things were explained and she is alright. She did use a few...choice words but she didn't mean it. As for the noise, yes it got a bit rowdy didn't it...things got out of hand especially with the stereo Dee-Jay found but it was not intentional and it's quiet now. Try to cheer up ok? For Catnip? She wouldn't want to see you like this and would be very happy if you returned her cloak to her!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 06, 2017, 07:00:58 am
Kath gradually calms down as Roxanne explains it, until she's no longer audibly crying.   "B-but Mister Hector hit Mistress..."  She mumbles, wrapping two invisible arms around Roxanne.   Her head is poking out from underneath the cloak and tears are still rolling down her face.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 06, 2017, 07:05:51 am
"I know, I myself was shocked as well but they was no other option. Catnip was really mad and would not listen to anyone. There was no time to find anything to put her to sleep nicely without the risk of catnip hurting herself or someone else. Besides, Catnip is not mad at Hector either. Things were explained and she was given chocolate as payment and as an apology. Hector did not want to harm catnip, he hit her so she would not be hurt worse.", Roxanne explained.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 06, 2017, 07:10:22 am
"...Mhm."  Kathrine grunts, hugging Roxy tighter.  "But they didn't hug..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 06, 2017, 07:16:50 am
"Well, catnip was hurt once before so it was probably a precaution incase she was hurt during here...'episode'. I am sure if you ask Catnip about it she would tell you it wasn't for being mean to each other. Besides, you know catnip, she was probably to busy eating chocolate to realize it!", Roxanne explained to Kath while chuckling at the last part.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 06, 2017, 07:23:19 am
Kathrine just snuggles up to Roxanne for a while, cloak still covering most of her body.  When she recovers, she looks down at the rest of her body and realises that she is, in fact, invisible.   Looking up at Roxanne and giving her fanged grintm, she stands up and covers her head.  Time to give Victor that hug he never got.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 06, 2017, 07:27:41 am
Roxanne recognizes that grin all too well. She is simply glad Kath is no longer sobbing and just rolls her eyes playfully in approval while smiling. "He is in the main house in my room. Get him good!", Roxanne told Katherine.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 06, 2017, 07:34:01 am
Kathrine casually walks over to the main house, searching for Victor.  When she finds him, she doesn't even try to do her normal pounce, just walks up behind him and wraps her arms around him.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 06, 2017, 07:38:08 am
"Well, I am guessing this is the young feline who's hugs I was warned about. To bad I can't see you to hug you back., Victor said when he felt the invisible hug.
"Roxanne mad it seem this would of been much worse...she was always a weird one...", Victor thought to himself.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 06, 2017, 07:46:14 am
While she's hugging Victor, Kathrine's tail slips out from underneath the cloak, tip twitching around as she pulls him tighter.  "I gotcha!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 06, 2017, 12:09:05 pm
The knight meanwhile made his way back towards the barn, noticing something seemingly holding Victor, a tail seen sticking out of midair. He winced at that, since he was afraid Kath would know about what all happened earlier.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 06, 2017, 06:04:18 pm
   Roxanne decided that the rest of her place needed a rework. Now that everyone had their own place, including victor, she had the main building to herself. She built herself some bookshelves for a library next to the broadcast system, a kitchen area down from there and an altar in her room. Roxanne was very satisfied with her new layout and organization of her belonging.

   Afterwards she decided to see if catnip had any more arcane books that Quinn lacked. She entered the barn but found it empty. She took out her usual payment of 5 chocolate bars, MRE’s are wondrous for that, and went inside to look for books. On her search she saw two peculiar objects that drew her attention. They were two contractions that she recognized as the thing that catnip had stuck to her when she returned and the one that had been reversed engineered from the other to help her cure it. She had not been able to examine them closely so she decide to take a look. She was shocked at what she saw. The devices had a system of drawing blood exactly as many arcane items did. This system was primitive, in arcane terms, compared to concentrated blood essence but was functional at operating arcane devices. She came to the conclusion that this had arcane properties exploited by science to achieve it’s goal. She wanted to know how this was achieved, this could really help her studies.

   She picked up the up the devices and examine them. She looked at the red one labeled, ‘Organic infuser set’ and the blue one labeled ‘Organic defuser set’. She suddenly felt herself weakening and wonder what could be causing such a thing. To her horror, she saw she had accidently triggered the device and was now sucking her blood. When it entered back she felt different inside. While trying to remove it she accidently also triggered the second device and both were continuously drawing and infusing blood. By the end of it she was very weekend but managed to get them off. She felt very different when it was all said and done…she felt physically different… She scratched her head and that is when she noticed her first change…instead of hair she had…leaves…as in tree leaves… She panic and went to the nearest mirror, she saw she had changed, her skin was now pale green and here eyes were an ever shifting shade of green all the while here physique was ‘accentuated’…. She felt different inside as well, she felt stronger and more nimble, she could now see in more detail and had no trouble seeing in the dark. She was able to think more clearly and process all of this faster, she knew this was the result of the infuser sets. She then thought about how the others might react…lots of thoughts crossed her mind for a little while and she decided she had to get to her room for now and device a plan; catnip would eventually return and she did not want to be seen like this. She used her new physical ability and skills to sneak out of the barn unnoticed and go into her room, thank god victor now had his…
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 06, 2017, 06:10:18 pm
Catnip didn't like being avoided. Kathrine was hiding from her, and furthermore, she had Catnips sparkly blanket. She lowered the barns front gate and listened. Outside, the noises of the rapidly growing settlement had settled to a low murmur, while the barn ticked quietly to itself. The others had talked to Kathrine of course, and Kathrine had taken their words to heart, but the words of the heart are inexpressible in the language of the brain. At some level, Catnip knew this. Compassion would make things better by a little, but unless delivered directly from the source of ones unhappiness, wouldn't do much more. She smelled the air in the barn. As unhappy as looking in the mirror made her sometimes, she still found some of her features to be useful. In this case, a dramatically increased sense of smell. The scent came to her immediately, Kathrines soap. She was the only one who used it. Everyone else basically just rinsed off, but Kathrine took special care to use soap. It smelled of mint and ferns and flowers. She listened more closely, disregarding what she heard outside and paying attention only to the sounds of the barn. An almost imperceptible creak in the rafters towards the back. She couldn't see her, but Kathrine was up there. Somewhere. Catnip leapt quietly upwards and dug her claws into the rafter above to maintain her grip and balance. It was a little warmer up here. She started sniffing the air again, taking in great lung fulls of Kathrines smell. Catnip was aware of watchful eyes on her as she hopped from beam to beam. She was also aware of Kathrines movement, trying to stay away from her. Someone walked through the barn below, but did not notice them. Catnip was only dimly aware of their presence, and Kathrine didn't notice them at all. There came to Catnips ears a few moments later the sound of sudden movement beyond the easy hops Kathrine had been making. The cloak fell away, revealing Kathrine on the edge of a beam, arms cartwheeling as she struggled to regain her balance. The cloak had worked its brand of devilry on Kathrines dexterity. Catnip dove for Kathrine just as she fell and got a hand full of Kathrines shirt. The fabric held despite Catnips claws digging into and ripping it up. "Don't drop me mistress!" Kathrine cried.
"If I drop you, you'll land on your feet though." Catnip said, seeing that with her arms length and Kathrines full height, it left the catmaids feet a mere foot or two above the floor.
"Please Mistress, don't drop me. Please. I'll be good, I promise!"
Catnip hauled her up and said "You weren't bad before."
"Please don't be angry anymore Mistress. Please? You're always so nice, please don't be angry."
Catnip looked at her for a moment, and then wrapped Kathrine in a big bear hug. "It's ok Kat. It's fine." Kathrine was crying a little again. "shush, it's all fine. I just don't like it when people take things without asking." Kathrine pushed Catnip away a little and brushed at her eyes. "But Mistress, you let everyone take things without asking." Catnip shook her head vigorously at that. "No, there is fair trade and no one takes more than they need." Catnip explained how her trade worked, and then asked "When I'm away Kat, will you look after things for me? Make sure no one takes without fair trade?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 06, 2017, 06:20:16 pm
Kathrine, still tearing up slightly, nods.   "Y-es Mistress."   She chokes out.  "Don't yell anymore, though..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 06, 2017, 06:45:01 pm
Dee jogs towards the farm's bulletin board, he pins up a sheet of paper onto the board.

Come to Dee-Jay's workshop if you need something to do, friends!

On the bottom is a small drawing of Dee riding a robot.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 06, 2017, 09:49:36 pm
---------------------------------------------------------------A BIT LATER--------------------------------------------------------------
Kathrine, who's still 'borrowing' the cloak, decides to scare someone with it.   Maybe Mister Hector.   Or...   Roxanne.
She settles on Roxanne, and slowly walks over to her room, hugging the cloak tight to herself.  Cracking open the door a smidge, she peeks inside before giving up the stealth idea and bursting in, dropping the cloak in the meantime.   "HI MISS RO-"  She cuts herself off by screaming.   There's no hesitation, she just opens up with an ear-splitting shriek, followed by her backpedalling into the door, accidentally pressing it shut.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 06, 2017, 10:02:21 pm
Roxanne just looks at the screaming catgirl in front of her not sure what to do herself. What should she do? She can't approach as it might make things worse. She frantically makes hushing noises and puts her own finger pressed onto her mouth to try and make her quiet down. "Calm down, don't be load! It's me Roxanne! I am not going to hurt you!", Roxanne said trying to calm katherine down.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 06, 2017, 10:07:43 pm
Dee Jumps at the shriek. He grabs his M14 from the armory and sprints towards the house, bursting through the door. "What's wrong, little friend?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 06, 2017, 10:09:50 pm
Hector meanwhile made his way over to Catnip's workshop, carefully nearing the door, before reaching to give it a knock. "Hey, Catnip...it's me. You alright? I'm sorry about earlier, it kinda...well, it's kinda my fault for not stopping them from moving things, without introdu-"

He was interrupted by a scream. "...what was that?" he asked, hurriedly making his way over to the main building, rather fast for someone in full mail. "Kath? Is everything alr-..R-rox...?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 06, 2017, 10:11:16 pm
Kathrine is still maintaining the shriek, pointing wildly at Roxanne.   She's got some lungs considering how small she is.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 06, 2017, 10:20:19 pm
Dee's mask shows a "O.o", he heads into the room. He stares at the new roxy, his mask showing a "O.O" before turning into a "^.^", "Oh. It's just you, Roxy." Dee lets out a sigh of relief.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 06, 2017, 10:21:35 pm
"G- guys, I can explain...", Roxanne managed to utter. Roxanne looked at everyone that had gathered, uneasiness in the air. "The organic infuser...I was inspecting it...things got out of control...lost a lot of blood...I mutated...", Roxanne was stuttering at this point, both at the situation at hand and due to the infuser and defuser taking a toll from the blood extraction. "I am still me...don't you guy trust me?", Roxanne asked.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 06, 2017, 10:24:26 pm
Dee chuckles and his mask stays to a "^.^" "Hahah, no worries friend. I know it's still you!" His mask turns to a "~.^", "Still a looker though!" he says, giving a finger pistol.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 06, 2017, 10:27:27 pm
Kathrine falls to the floor, having finished screaming.   She scrambles backwards until she's pressing herself against the wall, trying to get as far away from Roxy as possible.   At the very least, she's stopped screaming, and that's good for everyone.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 06, 2017, 10:30:03 pm
The knight regarded Roxanne curiously. "Huh. So that's the device Catnip got messed up by, isn't it?" he asked, calmly moving over to set a hand on Kath's shoulder. "It's okay Kathrine. That's Roxanne. Some things can cause that to happen to someone." he tried to explain.

"But yeah, still look fine to me. Might need to sit down, take it easy. Need me to get you a drink? Bloodloss like that can do a number on you, not to mention I have no idea what sort of side effects those devices have..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 06, 2017, 10:36:11 pm
"Thank you both...Dee-Jay and Hector...I'm fine...", Roxanne managed to say. She was still unsure on how to deal with Katherine. "Kath, dear, it's me, Roxanne. I don't want to hurt you...", Roxanne whispered to Kath.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 06, 2017, 11:02:12 pm
Dee holds his chin in thought, then the goggles of his mask turn to a pair of exclamation points, "Ah! Roxanne, don't worry about you situation,
 friend! Follow me to my workshop, I have a little job for you friend!"
he walks away, then stops and turns around on his heel. He digs around in his laptop bag and digs out a guy fawkes mask and a hoodie, "If your still self conscious about the uh..." he gestures towards his face, "Being a mutie sitch." he offers the hoodie and mask to Roxanne.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 06, 2017, 11:14:29 pm
Roxanne follows Dee-Jay now that Kath has calmed down but still refuses to speak. "That's very nice of you Dee...but I must decline...If you guys are ok with me then damn the world!", Roxanne tells Dee. "Now, what is this about a bulletin board my friend?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 06, 2017, 11:24:05 pm
"No, nononono. Follow me to my workshop, friend!" Dee gestures for Kath to follow, he walks to his workshop. He takes a deepbreath and starts to type on a nearby laptop, "I need some stuff, broken bots. Nothing military grade, even if a chip vaguely detects someone like me hacking it's AI after it's broken down. Everything inside of it will fry. So domestic home defense and police grade only. Aaaaand. There's a transport van that crashed in a nearby city, not the one you found us in. Electronic locks. I have a solution, hold my laptop." He gives Roxy the laptop to hold, he puts up a toaster on his workbench and smashes apart a toaster. He grabs some wires and electronics and makes a hacking tool. "Take this and fuck that electronic lock's day up. Cause some chaos and smile for the eyebot's camera." his mask turns to a ~.^ and he says, "And most importantly, have some fuckin' fun. There'll be a beer waiting for ya when you get back, friend!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 06, 2017, 11:26:20 pm
"Oh- OH AND IF YOU FIND A WORKING SPORTS CAR BRING IT BACK HERE!" Dee says, "I have an idea!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 06, 2017, 11:43:45 pm
"Hmm, that is quite the list you got there but I am sure I can make time.", Roxanne responds to Dee, "I think police bots will inevitably go after me when I do some 'chaos' in the cities for loot. The transport van should be easy with your device as well and if I find a sports car I will let you know. I will be leaving Victor to man the radio so if you need me to tell me something while I am on the go just let him know and he will connect you." Roxanne looked at herself and the way she was dressed. "Ok, I can't go out like this...better get my 'scout' gear on, do a bit of work on the APC and I will be off.", Roxanne proclaimed.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 07, 2017, 01:01:16 am
"Have fun friend! I'll be gutting these eyebots that been creepin' around the farm." Dee says, taking a robot that's a little bigger then his fist and placing it on his workbench. He takes a screwdriver and pries apart the outer casing.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 07, 2017, 02:03:27 am
The knight nodded at that, as Roxanne made her way back out. "And do be careful, okay? Will be waiting radio contact as needed." he said, before making his way back over to the main workshop.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 07, 2017, 02:26:04 am
After a few days of no activity the radio suddenly came to life/"This is Roxanne, sorry for not reporting for so long but I have been real busy... Victor, could you put Dee-Jay on the line? Thank you. Hey Dee, I have the robotic parts you asked for, they came for me after I triggered some alarms and were easy pickings. Anyways, I am at the transport van you mentioned and managed to get inside with you tool. This is this...I need you to help victor secure a burner car so that he can come and pick up the van at my location. I don't want to leave the APC here and risk it getting stolen. Could you do that for me?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 07, 2017, 02:32:17 am
"Got it, gurlfriend. VICTOR, YOU NEED TO PICK UP A VAN. THERE'S A SHITTY DOUCHEBAG SOLAR CAR NEARBY, COME ALONG!" Dee says, getting up to show where the shitty douchebag solar car is.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 07, 2017, 02:42:00 am
"Thank you dee, I will be waiting by the van looting whatever goodies I find.", Roxanne responded.
"Alright, I am on my way then.", Victor said upon hearing the new. He picked up his arcane sword and got into the car Dee-Jay told him about.

Half a day later Roxanne and Victor came back with the van. Roxanne got of her APC and moved the parts she had brought for Dee-Jay, "By the way, I have a surprise for you dee, a CMB that fits you nicely.", Roxanne told Dee-Jay as the put the parts on Dee-Jays workshop floor. She passes him the Fingertip Laser CBM.

"Here is the tool you made for the van you requested my friend, not a scratch on it or the van", Victor told Dee-Jay as he handed him his hacking tool back, "Roxanne said she would be willing to help on the installation the way Doctor Quinn helped her."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 07, 2017, 02:52:08 am
Dee's mask winks at Roxanne and he gives a finger pistol, "Nice work, m'lady. Now, lets see what's in here..." He takes the tool and puts the thin piece of ram into the ID slot and presses a button. The ID reader hisses and pops, Dee opens the doors and clambers inside, throwing out boxes
"Junk. Shit. Trash. Ooooohhh... Wait- nope, Shit." he tosses out a box, "WAIT Ooooohhh... Hey, Gurlfriend! C'mere!" He says, opening up a huge box containing a robot. "Nice work, friend! You got THE goods. But is it good? I don't know, he might be eeeeviiil... Alright, how about you get us some caffeine?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 07, 2017, 03:04:40 am
"Here", Roxanne says as she throws a caffeine pills bottle, "Probably not what you meant but I always carry it with me along with some contacts in case my glasses break... But is you want coffee I can see what we have in the kitchen."

"I'll make us some coffee", Victor volunteer, " I am not really acquainted with electronics myself and as such am probably not needed. I'll be in the main kitchen."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 07, 2017, 03:16:39 am
Dee grabs a nearby handjack and hauls the robot out of the truck. His masks go to a pair of question marks when he thinks, "Well, you can go ditch the van now. Drive it into a river or something." he shrugs, "He might come back to get revenge OOOOooooOOOOooo... But yeah, I don't need the van. You ditch the van someplace while I get to work painting my new son." He says , patting the robot.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 07, 2017, 03:26:12 am
"I'll go and take care of the van, save me my coffee if victor comes before me!", Roxanne tells Dee. She gets in the van and drives it to the nearby river where it sinks like a rock. The way back is not so long so the whole ordeal take about 15 minutes. "Where where you?", Victor asked.
"I was taking care of a small errand. Where is my coffee?", Roxanne responded. "
"Here, I used what we had available, coffee beans and milk, hope it's to your and Dee-Jay's liking.",  Victor answered while passing around the coffee he made.
"Remind me to scavenge for vanilla some time soon!", Roxanne said while smirking at Victor. Victor simply rolled his eyes.
"Anything else you need on my next scavenge run?", Roxanne asked Dee-Jay.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 07, 2017, 03:29:29 am
"A nasa super computer, some tactical nuclear warheads, and uhhh..." Dee's mask turns to question marks, "Some milk."

"Seriously though, I would like some more batteries."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 07, 2017, 04:43:00 am
Roxanne nodded at that request and went out do her bidding after she finished her coffee. Victor returned to his room to work on his blade. The following conversations happened with Roxanne:

Catnip: "Hey catnip, I am starting a library as a side project in the main building by the radio station and I wonder If I can take your books them for curation? You will still be able to use them on request of course! I think 26 plutonium cells and a bunch of new cbms would be a fair trade? Also, I am going to augment myself using a few of the cbms on the workshop, thanks again!"

Quinn: "Doctor Quinn, I am starting a small library and I think it would be a good idea to move the books there for easy access like we did with the weapons. Also, I am taking the cbms to the storage for the same reason, thank you for your understanding and co-operation."

Dee-Jay: "Hey there dee, I brought some more parts after disassembling some bionics for parts. I don't need this particular ones so I though you might have some use for them."

Speaker System: "This is Roxanne, I am announcing the opening of the Lunar Library! I have moved our collective books for easy access. Feel free tp take what you need and put new books you find. Once you finish using it then put it back. Thank you for your time!"

To herself after augmentation: "Holy shit I can turn invisible now!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 07, 2017, 12:10:53 pm
Welp, gonna be out again today, so assume Hector is off doing tank knight things. :V
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 07, 2017, 08:52:04 pm
Haven't checked on this for a while, didn't this start out as a succession game?
It still is, it doubles as an RP as well.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 07, 2017, 09:17:22 pm
Haven't checked on this for a while, didn't this start out as a succession game?

Spoiler: we made an RP canon and it got WEIRD.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 07, 2017, 11:44:06 pm
A loud roar of a V8 accompanied by a loud grinding and clicking noise occasionally, Dee drives up to the Farm in a beat up Mercedes-Benz SLS. Dee's mask shows a *.* and he blurts out, "Whaddup bitches! Look what I found!" Dee gets out of the broken ass sports car, the door gets stuck for a moment before he forces it open. He tries to close it and it won't stay close. "Yeah, yeah. I know, it could use some work."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 08, 2017, 12:09:31 am
   Roxanne leaves for the cities once more. She managed to harvest more loot including parts for her APC like a 120mm cannon she installed. One thing that caught her attention was a wedding dress and veil along with a tuxedo in a clothing store. “Maybe someone some day in the farm might get together…would be good for morale!”, Roxanne thought to herself. She pictured herself in both outfits but soon dismissed the idea seeing they were less practical than her current outfit, which was impractical already.

   On her way back she entered one of the housed nearby to rest for the night when she spotted a book in the trashcan. The book was a technical log on standpipes but it had more to offer; she recognized from her talks with Quinn and Devenish as mutagen. This one described mutation that she currently possessed. This intrigued her so she took it for future analysis.

  Once back on the farm Roxanne and Victor took her acquired loot and organized it; guns to the armory, books to the library, etc. She also gave Dee-Jay some robotic control unit she had harvested from a sweeper AI drone. After all was said and done, Roxanne took some of the new CBMs she brought and augmented herself once more. She ended up with a UPS module that allowed her to power compatible devices, including the laser sniper catnip had given her. She was also now able to turn invisible, this process quickly drained her of her power but now catnip wasn’t; the only one who could sneak. Next, she could now draw power from vehicles using jumper cables, this allowed for her to recharge from her APC or abandon vehicles in a pinch. Then she upgraded her bionic blade to a sword variant that was longer, now she could use the blade for quick dispatching and the sword for long engagements. Finally, she crafted some bionic armor from super alloy and installed it, now the knight wasn’t the only tin man. “Not a word knight…not a single one…”, Roxanne thought to herself preemptively.

  Later on Roxanne was in the library when she saw the book she had brought back containing the particular mutagen recipes. She read through it…she could craft this… She went around the farm acquiring the necessary supplies and borrowing catnip’s infuser and defuser. Using the book in hand she was able to craft a serum of the mutagen in the book…she saw the vial and a syringe in the desk…She had come this far…it was too late to be normal again…she had to finish this… She took the serum and put it in the syringe, took the infuser and defuser and activated them to do their handy work, and with a prayer before hand injected the solution into her. She felt a pain from all the stimuli going on but oddly…it felt good… She was overwhelmed with stimuli and passed out. Roxanne woke up to the difuser and infuser in the bed having disengaged by themselves and the syringe laying next to them. The sleep and recover her from the blood loss of the machine leaving Roxanne with only hunger and thirst.  She went to a mirror to look at what has happened. The process left her feeling stronger once more and she could lift more as well, her bones no longer feeling fragile. The leaves and plant-like skin were gone and in their place was her normal hair and skin but more fair than she had recalled. The last trait she noticed was her ears had become elongated to a point but this did not seem to affect her hearing. The rest of the changes were to her internal chemistry, she felt more hungry and thirsty than she normally was when sleeping and she seemed she could stretch more. Roxanne felt satisfied with her results and put on her gown. She took the infuser and defuser back to catnip and asked her with the intent to ask her to help her work on her APC and awaiting Catnip’s reaction since she had not seen Roxanne for a while, including he previous transformation into a pseudo-tree.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 08, 2017, 12:21:15 am
Catnip emerged from the shade of the barns interior, "It needs more than "some." The engine is in terrible shape, the muffler needs replacing, the springy things are obviously no good, and I can smell the fuel lines from here. Kathrine, can you get my toolbox?" Catnip put on a pair of dark sunglasses and a wide straw hat. Even so adorned, the sun was punishing to her nocturnal sensibilities. Still, she could smell potential in mechanical things. Some kind of sporty sports car with strange wing doors. She liked the profile of the thing, if she could ever get the damage out of the body work. Kathrine brought her tools, and after shooing aside the clearly proud man in the strange mask, she opened the hood and took a look. At a glance, she could tell the engine within was nearly scrap and said so. She couldn't see beyond the mask, but the image on it changed to show 'o_0'. "I have parts, I guess. It's a... side to side 8 gas punchers." The mask changed again, '?' "You mean a V8?" He asked, "V because of the configuration of the pistons, and 8 because it has 8 of them. I thought you were a master?" If catnip could blush, she would have. She didn't know how to explain how she had learned what she knew. Instead, she waved the comment aside. "The fuel thingy is broken, so is this belt." She took out a few tools and pried off the head gasket, "Two of it's... pistons? Pistons. Two of those aren't firing and this one..." A few minutes later, she'd detached the alternator and was turning a gear inside the engine by hand, and commenting that it was stripped, "This one is bent, see?" Dee did see, still impressed at the speed with which she worked her tools. "And the alternator," she examined it as best she could through the space between it and the engine, "I think it's an alternator anyway, that needs to be replaced." The mask changed again to ':S' as Dee said "Sounds like a lot of work, your making me a bit nervous here." Catnip ignored him, she was in a rythem now, when the examination was done she would start work immediately. "Looks like this electric thingy here is burnt out too, and these cables are stripped. The battery is cracked too, and these lines are leaking." She closed the hood and with impressive fluidity, slid beneath the car, a feat which would have been difficult for anyone else considering it's low wheel base. Dee barely had time to wonder at how she managed it when she came back out. "I don't know how you got it back here on a cracked wheel pole-" "axle?" "but you did, that's gonna be a major hassle. As I said, the springies are gonna need to be replaced, and it's leaking oil like the bucket Floyd uses for target practice." Dee stepped aside as she pushed past him and kicked at the tires. "Air is fine in the wheels, and it doesn't look like any of these bolt things are missing." She ran her hand over the battered body work, "It looks very nice, but..." There was a long pause, the silence of which was broken when Dee asked the ultimate question, the question that no more than two or three years ago would fill a car owner with dread wondering what it was going to cost them, "Can we fix it?"

Catnip looked at him, and then back at the car. "I think so."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 08, 2017, 12:46:03 am
Dee's mask turn to a pair of white dots, then to a pair of question marks in thought. "Lets get this into my workshop. Meet me there, my rat friend." Dee's mask turns to a ~.^ before turning to the default emotion of X.X and get gets back into the car, Driving it into his workshop.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 08, 2017, 01:13:45 am
While Dee got the car in place, Catnip went to work collecting parts she thought she would need from the junk yard. Kathrine brought out one of Catnips flatcarts when asked, Catnip gave her a pat on the head and told her she could go watch cartoons. Kathrine went back into the barn, in wonder that Catnip still hadn't figured out that Kathrine didn't really care much for cartoons. She wasn't going to question Mistress though.

A lot of good parts in the yard. It was good to be taking a break from figuring out the train project for once. She couldn't do just that one thing all the time after all. She examined the engine on a saucy little red sports car with a kitten decal in the back window and decided it wasn't suitable. She slid under a blue two door and examined it carefully. The engine might have suitable parts. Maybe. But this... axle, Dee had called it an axle, would be perfect. It was the right length anyway. The rims were similar too, maybe Dee would want to change the rims out at some point. She would ask. "Are you all right Catnip?" She jumped, smacking her muzzle into the underside of the car. It was Roxanne, but how had Catnip not felt her? Her whiskers twitched, nothing. She couldn't feel a thing. She couldn't smell a thing. Either Catnip was getting sick, or booby lady had been practicing her sneaking around. She crawled out from under the car, and was floored. "Wha... Roxy?" It was her for sure, now that she wasn't under the car she could smell that faint smell of Roxanne, but her features had smoothed a great deal and not a single one of her physical flaws remained. Likewise, someone had done something to her. Portions of her exposed skin now shone with a metallic luster, and occasionally Catnips sharp ears picked up a low click or whir from somewhere inside the woman. "What's wrong Catnip?" Catnip skirted around the edge of the car, her fur standing on end along her spine. Catnip was flooded suddenly with her distrust of certain kinds of robots, and the unexpected changes in Roxanne. "You don't like it do you?" Asked Roxanne, a bit sullen, a bit put off. If this was how Catnip responded, how would Kathrine respond? How about the others. Maybe they would be more positive though, the rest of them were more mature by a long shot. "What did you do?" Asked catnip warily. "Roxanne placed the strange mechanical spiders on the hood of the blue car. "I borrowed these, you can have them back now, I don't need them anymore." Catnip scooped them up and tossed them carelessly onto her cart, then turned and still looking with distrust at Roxanne, pushed it back to the barn. Roxanne knew what distrust looked like, but she fancied she could see a spark of jealousy and discomfort as well.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 08, 2017, 01:49:04 am
"I also came to give you more of these". Roxanne said breaking the silence while putting 5 plutonium cells on the car, "I have been getting lots of these recently and have no real use for them. I have placed them where you keep the rest in exchange for CMBs and your infusers..." Roxanne put her arms behind her and looked away and down before looking back and saying the following, "This ones are for a favor I want to ask you... I brought back a few parts for my APC and I would like you to help me modify it with them later on. I installed a tank cannon on it and that was really difficult for me; and you being the resident mechanic I thought I might as well ask. What do you say?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 08, 2017, 02:08:32 am
Hector eventually poked his head into the workshop. "Someone mention a tank cannon?"



Pbbbt, still never reached the level where I can install the damn things. :V
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 08, 2017, 08:37:39 am
Sharlene sits up on the table, reading through the note left behind by the previous group of 'scientists' once more.   She knew that they never would've made it to that refugee centre, but it did seem like there were survivors over there, as the plume of smoke from a couple days ago could attest.   Groaning, she poked Lilith with her foot to wake up the sleeping tiger-lady.   She's greeted with a low warning growl, intended as a warning.  "Sure, whatever.  Get up, idiot, we're leaving.  You know the drill."   Sharlene whistles, then gets up and snatches an ID card off of one of the dead bodies.  They were starting to stink, anyway.  Slipping the ID into the console, the doors slide open in front of the pair, eliciting a surprised gasp from Lilith.  "It's a door.  You've seen it before."  Sharlene mumbles, pointing at the outside console and bringing her thumb across her neck, the sign that Lilith knew as 'kill'.   The door makes a whirring noise, slamming closed and then loosely sliding open once more as the safety measures kick in.

Luckily, the humvee still worked.  The old gal hadn't given up yet, despite running over anything from regular old shamblers to those biker maniacs.   The front grille was starting to hang off, though, that'd have to be fixed eventually.   As she was checking their fuel and making sure the engine wouldn't implode, Lilith was trying to hook one 'finger' under the handle to pull the door open, to no avail.  Chuckling, Sharlene climbs over the storage space in the middle to push it open for her, letting Lilith hop inside and slamming it behind her.

It's about an hour of straight driving down the road going east before they come across a roadblock, a series of cars and pileups heading into the next city.  Sighing, she puts the humvee into reverse and starts turning around, before noticing a path through the forest, covered up with shrubs and overgrown roots.  "Lil-"  She looks over to the passenger seat, only to see nothing.  Lilith is already out of the vehicle, perched on top of one of the RV's in the pileup like a meerkat on watch and sniffing the air.  "LILITH!   GET BACK IN THE FUCKING CAR!"  She yells, turning off the engine and stepping out of the humvee.  Seeing that she got no response, she takes a single, deliberate step forward.  "LILITH!  GET BACK HERE!"  That got a response.   The giant tiger woman visibly flinched, dropping back down onto all fours and jumping down onto the mangled hood of a security van, dejectedly slinking back to the humvee.

They drive down the dirt road for a good fifteen minutes before the first obstacle, which is the rest of the forest.   The path abruptly cuts off, with no obvious paths through it.  Sharlene groans and leans forwards, resting her head against the steering wheel.  Grabbing the map from the central storage space, she unfolds it.  Tracing down the roads until she finds roughly the blacked-out spot where the bio-lab is, she tries to find where they are and if the centre is in walking dist-  *Smash*  "LEMME IN!  OPEN UP!  OPEN THIS FUCKING DOOR, BITCH!"  A man wearing full dirtbike armour slams himself against the Humvee window, screaming.  Sharlene jumps back, grasping for the seat belt release as she scrambles across the gearbox.  Lilith, meanwhile, jumps across the aisle and throws herself against the door, pressing her entire weight against it.   With the addition of a mechanical *psssssht*, the door starts buckling, bending outwards until it pops off with a horrific screech.  The man jumps back, but not fast enough to avoid the door.   "WHAT THE FUCK IS TH- AAAUGH!"   He cries out in pain as his leg snaps in half from the combined force of the door and a door-surfing Lilith.   Sharlene climbs over the rear seat and into the boot to grab her rebar katars, but by the time she's gotten out, Lilith has already punched his head in, and is now roaring at his limp body.   "Jesus Christ, the hell did he come fr-" She clears her throat and straightens up.  "Thank you, Lilith."  She says, voice still shaking.   She gently moves the agitated mutant off of the door and checks the slave fighter's corpse.  He had some nice arm and leg guards, and even had a nice jacket, which she liberates from him.  "C'mere, girl.   I got some goodies for you."

With Lilith now outfitted with some protection beyond a bike racing suit, and Sharlene wearing something other than a bra on her upper body, they set off for a path through the woods, towards a small town with a mall.   As they arrive, the first thing that gets noticed is the severe lack of shamblers, save for a few bodies lying around.   Lilith tenses up, smelling something.   A gunshot alerts them to the presence of another person.   "HEY!   BACK UP!"  They yell from behind the pair.  Lilith, of course, doesn't listen, spinning around with a snarl on her muzzle.   "Lady, you better get your...  Pet under control."  Sharlene places one hand on Lilith's head, keeping the other in the air.  "Calm it, Lilith.   Stand up."   She commands quietly, and Lilith complies, rising to her full height of seven feet tall.   The prepper's gun drops as he stands there, scared shitless.  "W-what the fuck is that?   Yo, get that thing away from me!"  He yells, falling flat on his arse and scooting back a bit.  Sensing weakness, Lilith drops back onto her paws, and bounds over towards the downed Prepper.   There's a scream from both him and Sharlene as she pounces on the man, lips curled back into a snarl.   Grabbing her tazer, she runs after the predatory bio-weapon, digging the stick into her side and switching it on, her momentum being enough to knock Lilith into the air.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 08, 2017, 09:22:46 am
-------------A WEE BIT LATER IN LIKE THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT-------------
Lilith, who had been sleeping, curled up, at the foot of the bed, awakens.   She quietly looks over at the sleeping two, and slinks out of the room.   The door she had busted down in order to get into the house in the first place had been moved to the side, with the wooden splinters still embedded in the wall.   She was heading south, following the smell she had picked up on earlier in the day.   To be honest, she had heard Mohammed before she had smelt him, but the smell of a group was prominent in the air, along with the notable smell of...   A cub.

Kathrine shakes herself awake.   The gunshot from earlier had kept her thinking about another person being nearby, and she couldn't stop thinking about meeting possible new people.   She's sat on the railing of the bridge, swinging her legs.   Of course, nobody knew she was out here.  She could be very quiet when she wanted to.   A shifting noise from the river bank went unnoticed as she day(night?)dreamed about what kind of person she could meet.  She hoped they'd be nice.   Hugs were good.  She liked giving hugs, and sometimes people repaid her with food!   There's another noise, a sort of slow, repetitive padding from the start of the bridge to her right.  This, she heard.   "H-Hello?"   She whispered.  She suddenly wasn't too sure about meeting the new person.   What if the gunshot was bad?   Kathrine grabbed the SKS that she had left leaning against the side of the bridge from when she first arrived at the farm, and met her mistress.

The figure had moved, and that meant that it was aware of Lilith's presence to some extent.   She tensed up, muscles bunched beneath skin and fur straining against the surface.   She let out a low growl, and the figure fell backwards off the railing, scrambling to it's feet with a squeak.  Lilith took the opportunity presented by them being down, and bounded towards them.

The growl had frightened Kathrine.   The tiger now running at her, even more so.   She brought the SKS up, one hand gripping the stock, the other on the barrel, and held it in front of her in an attempt to block the pounce.   After Kath lets out an ear-piercing scream, the tiger jumps on her, opening it's mouth to try and bite a chunk out of her neck, and catches the body of the SKS across it's saber teeth.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 08, 2017, 09:49:35 am
  Roxanne was working on her clothing, trying out various outfits what would suit her when scouting. She had settled for a typical business attire, tie and all, with a peacoat to top it off. She suddenly heard a scream near by, not just any scream, this scream she could recognized beyond any doubt, she had heard it before when she first mutated, "Katherine!" Roxanne jumped out of her bed and raced towards the source of the sound aided by bionic induced adrenaline. She had neglected her sniper rifle in her haste but that did not matter. The scene before her once she reached the bridge shocked her but this type of interaction was something she was accustomed from years of experience; a simple hostage situation never got in the way of the bionic assassin on her days in the order and she would be damned if it would stop her here.

"Hey, why don't you pick on someone your own size!", Roxanne shouted at the beast that threaten Kath. The figure got up from Katherine and prepared to pounce at Roxanne, mechanical sounds now audible with its every movement. It let out a heavy roar, like that of a tiger. Roxanne sized up her opponent, obviously mutant given her cat like appearance that became evident when it stood up, approximately 7 feet tall and augmented from the sound of it, this could be bad news. Before the cat mutant in front of her had a chance to charge Roxanne discharged a blast of chain lightning into the sky as a warning shot. The mutant winced at this, not so much afraid but showing negative experience with it. Roxanne assumed it would be from the augmented zombies that roamed the cities. Katherine still laid under her opponent under one of her front hands, paws? She wasn't sure. This meant a shot from the chain lighting would hurt kath as well. The mutant got up from her position after recovering from the awe of lighting coming off from Roxanne. Roxanne in turn deployed her monomolecular sword which crackled with electricity, activated her CQB bionic to Bionic Combatives, release more adrenaline into her system and prayed her armor would hold up. With Roxanne in a fighting stance, the mutant sizing her up and kath on the ground nothing was certain.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 08, 2017, 11:09:30 am
Roxanne got her chance sooner than she expected. Something unseen came on, hissing and spitting. Catnip for sure. To the invisible catnip, the thing pinning Kathrine down looked much like one of the ogre things from one of the fantasy books Roxanne had tried to teach her how to read with. It smelled and heard her coming, but seemed confused that it couldn't see her. It believed the strike of the cubs rifle butt had disoriented it for a moment, but it knew the smell of rat though, she just needed a moment to clear her head and then she would take care of the cub, and the electric thing, and then find the rat. This was the rudimentary plan it laid out. She intended to follow it too, until something she couldn't see bit her, hard.

Catnip sank her teeth up to the gums into the restraining arm and there came a sudden but brief spurt of blood, like it's body could stop bleeding by sheer force of muscle. The muscles under that skin were like iron, so instead of biting again, or possibly breaking the sword she didn't know how to use against the beasts mighty thews, she opted for a stratagem she was more familiar with. First though, she had to get it to release Kathrine. She sank her claws in next, to little effect except to scrape deceptively soft fur away from it's thick hide. Roxanne was coming on now, had to be quick. She twisted her neck, trying to rend ligaments with her teeth, but only causing pain to the beast. Good enough. She felt the muscles momentarily slacken and then bulge as it prepared to make a swipe for the unseen biter. Catnip released the grip of her jaws, and as the predicted swipe came, she dove under it, wrapped Kathrine in the safety of her cloak, and hauled her to relative safety under cover of the cloaks bizarre properties. Twice, Catnip had to make a sudden change of direction. The beast was tracking her, but was also attempting to fend off the assault from Roxanne. The thing was single minded, to be sure. At the moment when Catnip thought she would have to make another sudden move, Roxanne fired off another charge of electricity, absorbing all of it's attention. When she was sure Kathrine was out of harms way for the time being, she wrapped the cloak around her and told her "Go in the big RV, stay there, don't take off the blanket." With that, she went into her room and then came back out with a strange yellowish disk clutched in her hands. Kathrine had been told that this disk let Catnip start big fires just by thinking, and that it sometimes picked her up and set her down in other places nearby. The disk exhibited this second property by suddenly moving Catnip six feet to the right, and then three feet back to the left as she sprinted for the barns back door, staggering a little at the sudden change of location. Kathrine hoped that Roxanne, and Catnips disk, would be enough. If not though... Kathrine fingered the keys to the RV, still left in the ignition along with all the other keys her mistress had collected...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 08, 2017, 11:59:18 am
Now with Kath out of the way Roxanne charges towards the mutant. She swings her sword but her opponent proves to have a quick reaction time. In turn she is struck by the mutant’s massive claws but block with her armor due to momentum. This goes on for a few seconds, just blocking and dodging each other’s blows. Roxanne can feel the strength behind the towering mutant so she devices a plan. She retracts here sword and deactivates her CQB bionic and in turn activates her blade to use with regular brawling. Next she activates her cloaking system and turns invisible. “Come and find me kitty!”, Roxanne tells the mutant. She knows this will drains all of her power soon so she must land a strike to shock the mutant since her chain lighting may damage her due to the fast moving opponent.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 08, 2017, 12:13:49 pm
The knight had evidently slept through the gunshot others heard earlier, but the scream was more than enough to wake him up. He scrambled out of bed, used to months of sleeping with sword and shield close by, but the relative safety of the farm left him out of his old habit of sleeping with his armor on, tolerating the discomfort it'd bring.

In a moment he saw the scene before him, a distinct disturbance in the air flickering away and Kathrine fleeing, with a massive feline form being the cause of that. He raised his shield, not confident in its ability to fend something that large off, but he had the slight advantage of being quicker on his feet, unburdened by armor that'd do little against something that massive. And Roxanne seeming to harry the beast with quick, agile blows.

"Alright, you...what purpose do you attack us for? We mean you no harm, if you just stand down, and don't hurt anyone else." he said, firmly yet calmly. He feared it'd be just like trying to talk down the cybernetic monsters he encountered in the lab, but he had to try.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 08, 2017, 12:29:11 pm
Catnip flickered again. Annoying at best, aggravating at worst. She had a feeling that setting it on fire, especially with Roxanne so close, would be a terrible idea. What to do, what to do. The monster was quicker and more lithe than she at first believed. She couldn't get too close, and certainly not now that she had left her special blanket with Kathrine. Roxanne flickered out of sight in that moment. Over the last day, Catnip had locked herself in her room, refusing to answer even to Kathrine. She stared into her full length mirror and thought, "Why does Roxanne get to be pretty? Why did I have to be made ugly by the spiders? She didn't give a thought to what Dervish had told her. What he'd had to say was kids stuff. Things she'd already figured out herself. She wasn't dumb. She was just... A rat." She'd felt nothing but jealous. She didn't care one way or the other about the mechanical stuff, except that it made Roxanne more like a robot, and Catnip just didn't trust robots. It was that she and Roxanne had gotten very different results from the thing Catnip had found sealed up in a concrete tomb with a horde of lethal guardians. The spidery thing had nearly killed her, along with her wounds. It had made Roxanne painfully wonderful to look at. At this moment though, Catnip wasn't jealous. Only worried. Worried that the beast would sniff Roxanne out, worried that it would get a lucky shot at her, and worried that it would come in this direction. She looked down at the disc, and once again flickered. It put her frighteningly close to the barbed wire fence. It was then that she noticed Sir Loin approaching, his arms outspread in that "hey, lets talk about it" way he often effected when trouble he wasn't sure of came along. It was a tactic that worked on bandits, sometimes, but would it work on that thing? Catnip decided it probably wouldn't and made for Sir Loin. As she got closer, she realized he wasn't even wearing his armor.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 08, 2017, 01:08:36 pm
A small electronic motor is heard, a robot that's around the size of a teenager drives up. It's display showing a ":?" before noticing the huge ass tiger lady, the display shows a "!-!" Before doing a 180° turn and driving back. Dee comes back with a mossberg 500, and a fistfull of beanbag shells. His mask shows a "O.o" and alternating before it turns to a pair of exclamation points. He waits for shit to go south before he fires.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 08, 2017, 01:49:22 pm
Lilith was frustrated.   The rat had let the cub get away, the shiny one had gone missing but kept hitting her, and now there was a funny-looking lizard with a silly gun.   With a soft *psssssht*, she visibly gets bigger, letting out a snarl that's audible back at the farm.   She sets her sights on the loud, metal one, who was mostly making an easy target of himself.   She drops down, and sets off towards Sir Loin, barrelling over Catnip in the process and nearly knocking the invisible Roxanne over.   Just as she readies to pounce, Dee fires a beanbag directly into her ribs, knocking her off-course.   Hector, still bracing his shield, quickly backs up, still trying to calm the bio-weapon down.

Sharlene jerks awake.  "Hey, Mohammed, you hear that?"  She asks, looking over at the prepper sleeping on the floor next to her bed.  "Hmmmm?  Hear what?"  He replies, rubbing his eyes.  "That scre- Where's Lilith?   SHIT!"   Grabbing her jacket, she jumps out of bed.  "LILITH'S MISSING!"  She screams at him, doubling back from the door in order to grab her tazer.   "So?   Fuck her, dumbass shou-"  He's stopped by a glare from Sharlene, who wastes no time in running in the direction of the screaming and roaring.

Lilith stands up straight again, glaring at Dee-Jay and snarling.   Anyone that's paying attention to things other than Lilith would notice heavy footsteps coming up behind them, from the direction of the swamp at the end of the bridge.   There's a grunt as the owner of said footsteps almost trips over the prone Catnip, and then elbows past the retreating Sir Loin, launching herself at Lilith as a buzzing fills the air.  Lilith yelps as Sharlene digs the tazer into her neck, wrapping her other arm around Lilith's neck as she does so.  "YOU FUCKING STUPID-"  She moves the tazer away from Lilith's neck, and then jabs it into her ribs, not letting the mutant get used to the pain.  "-DUMB-"  She jabs the tazer directly into Lilith's chest.  "-IDIOT!"

Lilith collapses to the ground, unconscious and Sharlene rolls off of her, gasping for breath.  "Dumbass...   Fucking...   Urgh.   Is everyone...   Is everyone alright?   Anyone dead?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 08, 2017, 01:55:10 pm
Dee's mask turns to a "..." before turning back the other newcomer, mask showing a "^.^"Yeah, everyone's fine. Not sure about the little one doe."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 08, 2017, 01:56:41 pm
The knight rather hurriedly moved away from the bio-weapon, sword drawn as he figured out that talking some sense into her wasn't going to work. A bang, loud yet sounding low-powered for a shotgun shell, gave him a moment's opportunity to get clear of the now-stunned feline. A quick movement of the hands,  carefully holding the blade by the flat, and he'd retaliate with a pommel across the snout, to further stun her before he backed away to widen the gap between them.

What he wasn't expecting was someone running in from out of nowhere, barreling right past him just as he'd gotten a bit of distance from her, only to subdue the feline, taser in hand. "...holy shit."

"we should check on Kathrine, this one got to her first..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 08, 2017, 02:00:02 pm
Just when the mutant is brought down Roxanne runs out of power rendering her visible once more. She is still in dismay at the scene that just unfolded. An augmented mutant showed up attacking katherine, the combined forces of the farm's inhabitants merely annoyed said mutant but a girl just brought it down with a tackle and a taser. "Who are you people?", Roxanne uttered at the woman who just appeared, "What do you want from us?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 08, 2017, 02:14:43 pm
"Little o-  Kathrine?   Shit, Lilith get someone?   I have meds, I can make up for it."   Sharlene coughs, getting up onto her feet.  "Shit, I'm sorry dude."
"Who are you people?  What do you want from us?"
"I'm- uh...   I'm Sharlene.  That fucker there-"  She gestures towards the knocked-the-fuck-out Lilith with her taser hand.  "Is Lilith.  She's a Bio-Weapon, supposed to be 'The Huntress' or some shit, I never paid attention to the names.  She ran off while me and the fuckin' prophet Mohammed were setting up in a house a bit further north.   I don't want nothin', just lookin' for this idiot."  She gently kicks the already stirring Lilith in the spine.  "I can try and repay you for this whole thing, if you like."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 08, 2017, 02:18:08 pm
"You got energy drinks? Caffinated soda? Coffee?" Dee queries, mask turning to a pair of question marks.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 08, 2017, 02:20:45 pm
The knight carefully sheathed his sword, regarding Lilith. "You sure you have her under control for the moment, then?" he said, digging through to get a few bandages and other first aid supplies. "Kath managed to get away, so she can't have been too badly injured, but going to check on her just in case." he said.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 08, 2017, 02:22:09 pm
"Some medicine for the wounds of Katherine would be nice, she is a cat mutant like your...friend there. Just a lot smaller...and less...'weaponized'...", Roxanne told Sharlene. Roxanne retracted her blade and started to stationary-run to recharge her power supply a bit more.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 08, 2017, 02:36:25 pm
Lilith emits a snorting noise as Sharlene reaches for the bag that's strapped to her back.  "Shut up, ya big softie."  She mumbles, moving the bio-weapon's arms up so she can remove the satchel.   "Riiiight, she has...   Shit, we offloaded all our shit at the house.   She just has some alcohol and...   This, whatever it is."   She places the bottles of gin and triple-sec on the ground next to her, and pulls out a syringe gun marked 'RX12'  "Would this thing work?  Says it's fast-acting healing chemicals?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 08, 2017, 02:42:21 pm
Roxanne finishes her exercise when she has enough power to be satisfied. "Yes, that would work very well actually!", Roxanne exclaimed as she took the injector. "Uhm...any idea why your friend her would come after us?". Roxanne asks. Then it hits her...the adrenaline come down hits her hard! Roxanne is now visibly weak and uncomfortable.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 08, 2017, 02:46:30 pm
The knight meanwhile was already making his way into the barn, following his best guess as to where Kath ran off to. "Kathrine? You alright? The one that attacked you is subdued now..." he said, likely finding her curled up in the corner. He'd kneel nearby, producing several rolls of bandages a few half-empty plastic containers, that contained more gauze, disinfectant, and rather meager painkillers, in order to treat any injuries as best as he could. Better than nothing at least.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 08, 2017, 02:56:54 pm
There's a long, rumbling growl as Lilith fully comes to.  She climbs to her paws, knocking over the bottles of alcohol in the process.  She takes a step towards Roxanne before Sharlene places a hand on her neck, grabbing a handful of fur and stopping Lilith dead in her tracks.  "Lilith, bad.   Sit down, girl.  So, th-"  She cuts off, seeing how bad Roxy looks.   "Shit, you okay?   Look, I dunno why she'd come over here.   You got any like, children here or somethin'?"

Kathrine is curled up against the far back wall of the barn.   She looks like she's been crying, but is currently just sat there, staring off into space.   She limply lets Hector put band-aids and such over her scrapes and bruises.   She has one, long-ish slice going down her forearm, but it doesn't look deep enough to scar.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 08, 2017, 03:01:59 pm
"I was serious about the energy drinks, by the way. We uh, have sort of a child? She's like 20 though." Dee says, mask turning to a pair of asterisks
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 08, 2017, 03:05:55 pm
"I am fine...just have to rest for a bit that's all...", Roxanne responds while sitting down, "Well,like or friend here said. the cat mutant I mentioned, katherine, she is biologically engineered to be a teenager from what I have gathered, but her actual age is 22... Does that count?" Roxanne looks at the RX12 injector she was given. "I should probably go and use this on her now, are you sticking around?", Roxanne asked.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 08, 2017, 03:08:36 pm
The knight carefully bandaged up that cut along her arm, before giving her a pat. "It's okay now. Someone else came along to help, it seems. Her...handler, I'm guessing?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 08, 2017, 03:14:22 pm
"Biologicall eng- Okay sure yeah, whatever.  Probs thought she was a cub or somethin'.   As for the drinks, that's all we got.  Soz bud."  Lilith, who seems perfectly fine sat on her arse like a dog, nods. 

Kathrine barely reacts to the pat, still staring off into space with her tail curled around her.   "Hector, why was she so mean?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 08, 2017, 03:20:16 pm
The knight shakes his head at that, having barely heard her. "I'm not sure. Some experiments don't play nice. There was one we encountered before we met you, that very badly hurt Catnip. A lot bigger and scarier than that one, with a big gun for an arm. He didn't have anyone to make him calm down. Likely killed whoever would've tried..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 08, 2017, 03:23:54 pm
"Damn it, where is victor when you need him... he usually has remedies for this kind of shit...", Roxanne said with her persona slipping, "I am off to give this our cat girl. Nice meeting you? If you need anything we are here I supposed...just keep your pe- Lilith under control ok?" And with that Roxanne goes back to the farm, albeit slowly from her current condition. She eventually reached the RV where Katherine and Hector were at. "I brought some medicine Kath...should make you feel better...you ok?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 08, 2017, 03:40:48 pm
"Whelp." Dee snatches up one of the bottles of triple-sec and walks off, Dee's mask turns to a "~.^" when he turns back "See you around, friend!" He heads back to his workshop.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 08, 2017, 03:44:58 pm
"Nice seein' ya.   Be safe now!"   Sharlene waves Roxanne and Dee-Jay off, then turns to the rat mutant.

Kathrine's tail twitches as 'experiments' are mentioned, but there's otherwise no reaction from her, even as Roxanne enters and asks how she is.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 08, 2017, 03:47:58 pm
The knight nodded at that, looking back to Roxanne. "Here, she's a bit scratched up but not too bad a condition, almost like our...interloper wasn't deliberately trying to hurt her. Just in case, it might help if there's any fractures or sprains, since all I could treat was surface injuries."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 08, 2017, 03:57:34 pm
"Ok kath, this my hurt a little but it will make you feel real good afterwards. This will treat any injuries we can't see, don't be scared ok?", Roxanne said as she injected Katherine with the RX12. Kath winced a bit but was otherwise silent. After it was said and done Roxanne looked at the injector, it still had a charge left. "Fuck it", Roxanne thought to herself and injected the other vial onto herself. It hurt less than she would imagine and her wounds, including her adrenaline comedown, were gone. "That was quite the night huh?", Roxanne asked trying to lift the mood.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 08, 2017, 04:07:05 pm
Kathrine shakes, face scrunching up.   She looks up at Roxy, tears welling in her eyes once more.   "Why was she so mean?"  She chokes out, ears flattened back.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 08, 2017, 04:10:18 pm
The knight stepped aside, regarding the vial of material curiously. "You recall how some of those beings, the revenents, attack the living? And how that robot you mentioned, with the laser...how it was scary? Those were just mindless monsters in the first case, mere programming for the second. But some people can cause harm, intentionally or not. Mutated or otherwise."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 08, 2017, 04:13:30 pm
Katherine had gone through a lot recently and Roxanne knew it, this was but another incident where kath was slowly losing her innocence, if it existed in the first place. "Well kath,she did not seem to understand how things work.", Roxanne attempted to answered the question. "She had the opportunity do you real harm but choose not to. She was mean yes, but she probably did not mean to. Sometimes people do mean things for the good of others and that accompany her said she might have saw you as a cub needing protection. She pinned you down to carry you away and attacked us when we intervene, That is what I believe. Some people don't know when they are being mean so it is important to not let it get to us, do you understand?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 08, 2017, 04:21:13 pm
Kathrine shakes her head, the tip of her tail flicking around.  "People that hurt people aren't nice.  Hurting people is bad.  People that hurt other people are badder."  She sounds very sure about herself.  It seems like this is something Ilyushin taught her.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 08, 2017, 04:26:34 pm
The knight nodded at that. "I don't think she meant to harm you though. Us, however...definitely, for getting in her way and stopping her from doing whatever she intended with you. But that was for valid reason to, if misguided." he explained.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 08, 2017, 04:36:32 pm
"They may not be nice but they do what they do for what they believe if right. Sometimes that requires sacrifice. Not every choice in life is easy and being mean may be something that has to be done... We are only human after all...", Roxanne tells Kath.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 08, 2017, 04:45:28 pm
Kathrine's tears are flowing by now.  "B-but I'm not!  I'M NOT HUMAN!"  She blubbers, her tail dragging itself through the dust on the floor.   She grabs it and hugs it tight, not even minding the slight dirt coating.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 08, 2017, 04:47:38 pm
The knight sighed at that, before leaning in to set a hand on her shoulder. "Semantics. Still of human origin, and even if you weren't? Still a person. So's Roxanne. The one that attacked you is still a person. Those cyborgs I had to put down in the lab were people too." he remarked.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 08, 2017, 04:54:51 pm
Roxanne internally cringes at her failed explanation. "Yes...what he said...We are all people and we are all flawed, that's what I was trying to say...she had her way of dealing things and that might seem mean but she probably though it was for the best...", Roxanne responded. Katherine's words resonated with Roxanne, was she human? Was she herself human? Roxanne had mutated a fair bit, beyond any other person she had seen before lilith, could it be that she herself had transcended her humanity?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 08, 2017, 05:02:58 pm
Dee stashes the Triple Sec bottle in his room and heads out into the cold night air. He wanders around until he happened upon the group. He mask turns to a pair of question marks, then to a ";-:". Then back to default before he pipes up, "God- What the fu- What did you two do?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 08, 2017, 05:11:25 pm
The knight sighed and looked back over the Dee. "Kath's having a philosophical crisis regarding hat it means to be human, because Roxanne has poor word choice. Oh, and tiger women are assholes." he remarked.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 08, 2017, 05:15:04 pm
Kathrine glares at Roxanne.  She's not saying anything, but it's clear that she doesn't believe anything that she just said.  "Normal people don't have tails, or big teeth, or stupid ears that tell everyone what I'm thinking!   Normal people don't look like-"  She points at herself.  "THIS!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 08, 2017, 05:19:16 pm
Dee's mask turns blank, "You two, leave. Let me chat with her for a bit." Dee waits for the other two to leave before sitting down criss cross with Kathrine.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 08, 2017, 05:21:34 pm
The knight shook his head at that. "That doesn't make you inhuman. I've seen far worse." he pointed out, before looking back to Dee, nodding as he stood, likely having to practically drag a stunned Roxanne out to allow them some privacy.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 08, 2017, 05:27:45 pm
Kathrine scoots backwards a bit more, glaring at Dee-Jay.  She knew he was a mutant, but at this moment she didn't seem to care.  "What?"  She asks, apparently annoyed at everyone tonight.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 08, 2017, 06:06:22 pm
Dee takes off his mask and sets it on his lap, "Listen here, little friend. Who wants to be normal? Being normal's boring. Being different is what makes you you. Don' worry about it. Don't worry 'bout being different." Dee puts his mask back on, it flickers on and turns to a "^_^", "Wanna go star gazing?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 08, 2017, 06:14:27 pm
"I wanna be normal..."   She mumbles.  It's difficult to hear what she's saying, what with the fur and her still crying.  "I don't wanna be me if I'm me."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 08, 2017, 06:29:38 pm
Dee scratches his scales, "Don't say that, You're the best you you can be. It's just uh..."

"Angst. Yeah, everyone goes through angst at one point... Don't worry, little friend. Listen, if you need some not-human to not-human chatting come to me, I'm always at my workshop. I'll make some tea and we'll chat about whatever's botherin' ya."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 08, 2017, 07:13:21 pm
Dee gets up, brushing the grass off his pants. "Don't forget what I said, Kathrine." He walks back to his workshop.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 08, 2017, 07:17:48 pm
The knight meanwhile was waiting outside. "Any luck? Think she'll be alright?" he asked.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 08, 2017, 07:22:28 pm
Dee's mask turns to a ";-;" "She might need a bit alone, maybe get uh... catnip. She might help out. I'll be at my workshop, call me if you need something."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 08, 2017, 07:51:17 pm
She hurt. The ogre thing, lillith it seemed to be called, had bowled Catnip over and trampled her. Against all odds though, she hadn't suffered more than a few bruises and small cuts. Still, she didn't relish being pressed into the dirt again, even if it was unintentional. The disc made her flicker again, she couldn't wait to put it away. It was beginning to make her angry. No one had noticed her, not yet anyway, so she watched. The others were moving back in the direction of the farm while the tall lady berated the big stripey beast lady. Catnip approached quietly, and while the tall lady didn't seem to notice, Lillith did. "Moaz." she said, and licked her sizable chops. The bite wound where Catnip had worried at her had vanished. Before Sharlene could turn to see what Lillith was talking about, Catnip said "You talk funny, but that's fine. I like different ways of talking. It's interesting." Sharlene turned and looked Catnip over. She hadn't noticed this one earlier. "Another bioweapon like lillith eh? Or someone with not enough sense to stay out of the old labs." Catnip bristled a little at the way Sharlene talked to her, or rather talked around her. She gave her memory a brief glance, and then "Bio-weapon." Sharlene grinned a little, Catnip had the feeling that whatever she said next would either embarrass or agitate. It did both. "Not a very good one though, if ya can't give ol' tee-grey here a run for her money." Catnip bristled a little, and gave her memory a somewhat deeper glance. Stuff she'd heard from Dervish during her fevered time waiting for medicine after her run in with Apophis. "Blightwalker, spying and virulent infection." She didn't know what virulent meant, but it was a strange word that sounded bad. She knew of course that she wasn't virulent. Apparently, Sharlene either knew that, or didn't care. "So," she asked, "what's all this then? This little shanty town you people have built yourselves." Catnip looked confused, "It's my workshop." she said, "My family lives here." Lillith sniffed the air. "Cub. Red houz." She made a move towards the barn, but Catnip moved to intercept and Sharlene grabbed a handful of fur and smacked the behemoth across the back of the head. "No dumb dumb. This isn't your place. That isn't your cub." and then to Catnip, "Sorry, listen, we gotta get going. Where the hell is that layabout? I thought he was right behind me? Lazy little bitch." Catnip backed away from the pair. There was something going on there, but she guess whatever it was didn't involve Catnip or her people anymore. For now anyway. "Well," said catnip, "Nice meeting you?" Sharlene didn't seem to hear her, but Lillith watched her go. Catnip imagined she saw hunger in those predatory eyes.

Catnip entered the barn quietly, and listened to the exchange. Roxanne being mean. Unintentional, sure, but it was hard to dismiss. Dee was trying to make Kathrine feel better about it. It didn't seem to be working, but his heart was in the right place. After everyone had left, Catnip came out of the dark. "What's wrong Kathrine?" She didn't wait to tell Catnip about it, "BOOBY LADY IS MEAN!" Catnip nodded, "I'M NOT NORMAL!" Catnip, who had never experienced the world before the cataclysm, sat down next to Kathrine and said "Yes you are." Kathrine just looked at her with what looked like bitterness on her tear streaked face. She may have been made to be a maid, a servant, but she did not like being patronized. Catnip wasn't trying to be patronizing. "You are normal. We are normal. The world is normal, and it has people like you and me in it. Dervish said people like you and me and Dee and the big cat lady weren't so common before, but we are now. We are normal." Catnip threw an arm over Kathrines shoulders. "Besides," she continued, "At least you aren't ugly like me." Kathrine stopped her low sobbing at that. "You aren't ugly mistress. Not on the outside. Especially not on the inside." Catnip thought it was nice of her to say, but didn't believe what she said about not being ugly on the outside. "This isn't about me Kathrine." she said. "I think the tiger lady didn't mean to hurt you, but I think she's just too clumsy and big to avoid it." Catnip had a sudden thought, and voiced it. "You know when I get excited or angry?" Kathrine did. It was uncommon, but Catnip went into a kind of frenzy when she got excited or angry. Hissing and spitting. It scared Kathrine a little. Sometimes Catnip hurt herself in her exuberance. "I don't think it's the same." Kathrine pouted. "Maybe" Catnip cut in, "but maybe not." Catnip whispered in Kathrines ear then, looking around to make sure no one was listening in. "Besides, I have an idea. Just play along, if Roxanne talks to you, just look at her. Don't say anything, just look. I think it's called 'silent treatment.' She'll learn her lesson, and no one will get hurt." Kathrine nodded. Even this small slight seemed too mean for her tastes, but she would try. "Are you gonna?" Kathrine whispered back. Catnip nodded, of course she would. She still wasn't sure of Roxanne. She'd helped her install some things on her car, but hadn't said a word during the whole process. It had unnerved Roxanne a little, made her uncomfortable, and that made Catnip feel better. Maybe, she thought, it would make Kathrine feel better too.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 08, 2017, 08:59:14 pm
Sharlene marches Lilith back across the field, occasionally stopping to yank her back by the scruff of her neck.  "Lilith, run off like that again, and you're gettin' more than just zaps."  She tells her, bending down to be eye-level with the mutant.   "Got it?  Now, let's go fuck up Mohammed.  Cunt's probs stealin' my shit and doin' a runner..."  In fact, Mohammed was making his way across the field, towards the pair.   "Oh thank god, I thought you'd done something dumb, like taken her to the-"  He's cut off as Sharlene grabs his shoulders and knees him right in the crotch.
"Cunt."

It only takes a short while for Kath to give up on the 'silent treatment' that Catnip had mentioned.  She either made it incredibly obvious by immediately shutting up as soon as Roxanne approached her, or accidentally started talking to her anyway.   Eventually, (literally like six hours after that conversation) she gives in and goes for another tackle-hug on Roxanne.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 08, 2017, 09:02:11 pm
The knight shook his head at all this, looking back to Dee. "Guess she'll need time to cool down. Hopefully that lady can keep her...companion from harming anyone. I didn't like the look of her. Sort of vibe of someone that's probably half to blame for her being like that. Sort of person like the types Dervish talked about on occasion."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 08, 2017, 09:17:18 pm
Catnip had crept up on them, unintentionally startling them both a little. "A bit rough around the edges maybe, but I don't think so. She's not as rough the people at the lab I'm from. A little... abrasive? abrasive, but not mean." Dee looked out across the field and then up at the horizon. "Suns coming up. What's for breakfast?" Catnip was already squinting at the sun which had yet to crest the horizon. "Fruit jerk and crackerbread again. Maybe Kathrine can figure out how to make it tastier." Hector sighed. "Another day, another denarii." he said. The two mutants just looked at him. "Nevermind." he said. "are you too gonna work on that pile of scrap again today?" Dee bristled, "It ain't scrap." Hector yawned, "Not yet it ain't." Catnip went to make sure her tools were in order, but said over her shoulder, "After breakfast Dee, then we can get back to work."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 08, 2017, 09:28:08 pm
Roxanne was back on the radio system messing with it's settings once again when katherine enters. "Oh, kath. How may I help you." Katherine had been acting a bit weird for a few hours so Roxanne was a bit worried. Without a word katherine approached and embraced Roxanne in a trademark kath hug. Roxanne gave a smirk. "Feeling better already huh?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 08, 2017, 09:35:28 pm
"I'm sorry for yelling at you earlier, Miss Roxanne.   And for giving you the 'silent treatment'."  She does air quotes mid-hug, something Roxy can't even see.  "And fo-  You're all cold.   Are you alright?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 08, 2017, 09:36:11 pm
Eventually at some point in the morning Nathaniel woke up, making he way other to the others. "Good morning guys...um..." The knight promptly facepalmed at that. "You slept through it, didn't you? Sanctus merda, I thought I was a heavy sleeper. No matter, not like one guy with a gun would've helped much, anyone that nearly bends the tag when I dole out a mordhau probably eats bullets like candy. Plus you're trained for center mass, and that'd be a lot of...ahem, mass."

"...do I even want to know what the hell I slept through?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 08, 2017, 09:48:17 pm
Roxanne gives a small chuckle. "Yes, I am alright, I part of me is now metal. Don't worry about it", Roxanne tells kath, "That means you can't hug tackle me anymore!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 09, 2017, 01:32:25 am
"where did you find it?" Catnip asked, moving her tools and a collection of parts out to where Dee had parked the battered sports car. Dee's mask made a series of symbols, and then settled on '^_^'. "Behind an old repair shop to the northeast. Needed a couple new tires, and it took some doing to get it going. In the end, I had to hotwire it. I have the keys, but there's something wrong with the wiring in the steering column." Catnip propped the hood open with a heavy stick, considered it for a moment, and then set to work removing the hood entirely. It would be better, she decided, if she didn't have to work with that part hovering over her head. Fortunately for Catnip, Dee was competent and caught on to her words for various mechanical terms rather quickly. She stripped out a cable bundle, considered it, and then tossed it into a bin she'd brought along marked with the word "GARBEJ" in red marker. "So..." hazarded Dee as Catnip tugged a cracked rubber hose out of it's place and spilling oil all over her hand when the hose suddenly crumbled at the minor pressure she exerted on it, "Catnip huh?" He handed her a rag, the oil would soak into her fur and be hell to clean out later. The questioning way he'd said it went over her head. "Yes? What?"
'o~0' "what?"
"You said my name."
'0~o' "Uh... Why do these people call you Catnip?"
"It's my name."
'o~o' "Yeah, sure. But whats your real name?"
"Catnip is my real name."
Dee decided to change the subject as this topic wasn't going to go anywhere. "How long have you been... You know... A mutant? I wasn't always like this myself." He held up his hands so Catnip could see the olive tan scales, but she wasn't looking. He was thinking about it. "After the end of, well... everything, I was taken in by a guy. He did this to me." Catnip straightened up and tossed a handful of bolts and nuts into the bin. "twenty three Christmases, but Dervish said I was eleven."
'0_0' "eleven what? years? christmases? What?"
"I'm twenty three christmases old, I've been a mutant for twenty three christmases."
'o_0' "How is that possible? I don't understand what you mean at all."
Dee was starting to catch on though, a little. Maybe Catnip couldn't explain it like this guy she named could, but he sort of understood. Sort of. 23 years. Catnip asked for a tool, and Dee handed it over. "I came from a lab. Dervish said it was a bad lab. I didn't know about time because I was always underground and didn't know what time was, but I could count christmases. It was a popular topic, and every so often it would come around and everyone would get presents except me... Dervish said christmases are a poor way to keep time in a place like that, and Nathan used to say that christmas wasn't for bad girls." Catnip tapped an experimental finger against the side of a little plastic tank, it broke apart at that and spilled a green fluid all over. "Whoever owned this thing before left it sitting with a lot of fluids in it." She commented. "I wonder how the oil is." She withdrew the dip stick, and was surprised to find that it didn't seem to have any in it at all. "I wonder how it didn't seize up. well, at least we won't have to drain the engine." Dee just watched her appraisingly. He decided he'd ask her something else, she didn't seem to have much interest in what she was, though secretly she did. "Wha-" She interrupted him,
"What do you want this machine for anyway? There aren't many people to impress unless you intend to display it to the biters. "Gonna make it into a scout car, remote controlled. It's gonna be great, though I guess it won't be autonomous li- OH! I can't believe I forgot!" Catnip wondered what he'd forgotten, she wiped her hands again, looking at her fur and coming to the same conclusion Dee had when he'd passed her the rag. He made his way to the back of his workshop and seemed to fiddle around with something she couldn't see. "I forgot to introduce you!" he said excitedly as his 'children' came out of standby mode, springing to life in an instant. "Guys, this is Catnip, Catnip these are- Catnip?" She was no where in sight. He found her curled up, wide eyed, under the car. Antifreeze trickled down over her muzzle as a slow drip. Again, he was struck by how easy it was for her to squeeze under that small space.
'O_O' "Uh, Catnip?"
"Shhh. Robots!"
')_)' "Yeah, what about them? They are my creations."
"Robots punish! Skitters everywhere!"
He looked around. Skitters? "Catnip, there aren't any skitters out here? Just my bots. Hector knocked on the 'GARBEJ' bin. "Grettings, whats up? Came over to see if I could lend a hand. Where's Catnip?" Dee gestured towards the underside of the car, but there was no need. Catnip was squeezing herself out from under the car. "Sir Loin! Robots!" She ran to him and hid behind the bin. "Yeah? It's fine Catnip. They are harmless." It certainly seemed true. The robots moved slowly towards Dee with what could possibly described as 'casual obedience.' Catnip looked at them distrustfully. Hector could tell that Dee was perplexed in the extreme. Hector explained simply, "She had a hard life before the cataclysm."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 09, 2017, 10:04:56 am
"Harder than you'd think." Quinn called, stepping over one of the many fallow dirt mounds. He and Dervish had pieced a great deal about Catnips time in the lab by rumors, personal knowledge of the lab where she was made and raised, and by Catnips own accounts. "I say, these are quiet good for robots pieced together from the remains of other robots. You must be a fairly skilled tinker." Dee accepted the compliment with a '^_o', and brought his attention back to Catnip. He gestured to the robots, "It's alright guys, take five." The robots ambled or rolled back towards Dee's work space all the while Catnip watched them go with trepidation. "I can't be certain, Dervish never mentioned anything about them being used for punishment, the handlers did that themselves. As for the robots though, he didn't know and Catnip isn't-"
"fighting." she suddenly said. Catnip stared after the robots, her eyes wide and her mind recalling something she'd rather not remember. "Nathan made us fight them. None of us could beat them, so we had to learn to avoid them. If you could avoid them long enough, the scientists would get bored and let us go back to our rooms. But some of us didn't go back. They would do it every once in awhile and then they would have a christmas. There would be less of us after every christmas, until it was just me and alabaster and mica in the room with the robots. There were skitters everywhere. and we were taken back to our rooms and then there was another christmas, but something bad was going on, and Nathan took me away from the lab and he said they were going to..." She blinked, dazed, and rubbed her eyes. "It's very bright, I should have brought my hat. What does 'lobotomize' mean?"

Dee brought Catnip a tall glass of Kathrines sweet tea and a handful of chocolates. "Well Dee," she said, taking the glass gratefully, "Judging by the state of things, it will take about two weeks. One if you help out, three days if Sir- Hector, helps with the body work. As for your control system though, I think that sort of thing goes right over my head." She was thinking about the rotary cannon she'd tried to set up back at her old workshop. What a disaster of wires and circuits that had been. Somewhere along the lines, she'd stopped having dreams about her train project, but she was willing to bet this Dee guy would be in it. She thought the dream voice would have called him something like "the man with the shifting face" or something mystical like that. Or maybe it would be more simple. "The Prince of automatons" maybe. He had taken up a position nearby, sitting on his haunches with his hands between his knees and what looked like a bottle of hard lemonade close at hand. Catnip could use a "prince of automatons." She was confident that she could do anything when it came to salvaging, assembling, and even making from scratch the parts necessary. Also she knew for a fact that for her, putting together those parts into any manner of machinery both real or imagined, would be a trivial task. But the train demanded more than just what she knew she could do in her sleep with her hands tied behind her back. It needed computers. It needed systems, advanced systems. It needed someone one to rig wires and code it's systems. It needed the prince of automatons. "So" she said cheerily, not letting on to these long thoughts and showing no evidence of her earlier 'episode,' "Once this project of yours is complete, would you like to help me with a project of my own?" Dee's mask lit up with '?_?" and he said nothing. Catnip guessed that it was curiosity, and told him all about the train.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 09, 2017, 12:15:34 pm
Sharlene had Lilith carry Mohammed back to the house they'd set up.   He had squirmed a lot, but never actively fought back in fear of angering the muscle mountain.  Lilith dumps him on the bed, then backs up to sit in the corner, where she had set up a 'lair' out of the guest bedroom's blanket and the remains of what once were a dresser.   Sharlene points at the prepper.  "Right.  First off, soz about the nut shot, got a bit pissy.  BUT.   You weren't gonna help.  'An that's the important bit.   Y'see, I ain't ready for Lil ta 187 someone without me bein' there to save 'em, and it ain't gonna be for a long time 'til I let her kill someone, got it?"   Mohammed nods.  "Right, ah...  Listen.  Yous probably an alright guy, bad first opinion, soz about lettin' the tiger scare you into this.  But if ya plan on stayin', ya gotta agree to help me keep her from hurtin' anyone, right?"  Mohammed goes quiet for a short while, staring at the ceiling.   He gives a weak thumbs up, groaning.  "Right."
"Good.   Get some sleep, I gotta prep the rest of this shit for shamblers."

Kathrine was concerned.  Catnip normally never asked for anything other than coffee, and she normally came to get it herself.  She wasn't allowed to be around the workshops when serious talk was going on, but she felt that something was going on with her mistress, and she wasn't going to let that go.   She walks in right in the middle of Catnip's debriefing about the train, and stands in the back until she finishes, whereupon she marches up to, and hugs, Catnip, continuing the hug despite Catnip's squirming.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 09, 2017, 06:10:01 pm
"Gonna get oil on you." Catnip said, squirming at the restraining arms. "Don't care!" Cried Kathrine, "You obviously need hugs." Catnip managed to get an arm free, but wasn't sure what to do with it. "Please let go Kathrine." Dee stood, stretching his legs and knocking back the rest of his drink. "Looks like we ain't getting anything else done for today." he commented with a '^_o'. "Should I get you a crowbar?" Catnip had managed to get her other arm free, but this just resulted in Kathrine being wrapped around her more firmly. "Uh, no no. Just uh. Kathrine, I appreciate it, but please stop." Catnip squirmed and pried at Kathrines arms, but they had formed an iron band around her chest. "Maybe get the crowbar please." She asked Dee, who was still watching the spectacle. Catnip attempted to walk away, but Kathrine kept step with her. "I'm not letting you go Mistress." There was a hint of challenge in Kathrines speech. Catnip guessed that her friend just had to get it out of her system. "Heh. I'll think about it." Dee said. Catnip was really starting to struggle now. "Thank you Dee, uh... Kathrine, please."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 09, 2017, 06:31:12 pm
Dee shifts his tongue in his mouth, his digitized voice pipes up and his mask showing a '.-.', "A lobotomy is when someone jabs a metal rod or a drill into your forehead, typically damaging the frontal lobe. This usually causes them to lose most brain functions." His mask turns to a "> ..." Then he pipes up, "...Sorry for being blunt."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 09, 2017, 06:35:44 pm
Dee shifts his tongue in his mouth, his digitized voice pipes up and his mask showing a '.-.', "A lobotomy is when someone jabs a metal rod or a drill into your forehead, typically damaging the frontal lobe. This usually causes them to lose most brain functions." His mask turns to a "> ..." Then he pipes up, "...Sorry for being blunt."
"oh..."
Catnip stopped struggling against Kathrine who suddenly let her go, just to wrap her arms around Catnip again, recapturing her mistresses pesky limbs.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 09, 2017, 06:47:45 pm
Kathrine notices Catnip's sudden lack of resistance after a minute of re-establishing the hug.  She actually breaks it up herself this time, staring directly at her mistress.   "Mistress, are you okay?"   Before Catnip has a chance to answer, Kathrine brings a hand up and gently pokes the tip of her muzzle.  "Boop."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 09, 2017, 06:57:36 pm
Hector regarded the scene unfolding before him with a look of amusement, only for Dee's explanation about earlier discussion to make him lose that smile. "Those lab techs seem to have a rather morbid idea of entertainment. Not to mention a poor holiday spirit." he remarked, referencing the earlier explanation of "christmases" as they evidently called it.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 09, 2017, 07:06:17 pm
Kathrine notices Catnip's sudden lack of resistance after a minute of re-establishing the hug.  She actually breaks it up herself this time, staring directly at her mistress.   "Mistress, are you okay?"   Before Catnip has a chance to answer, Kathrine brings a hand up and gently pokes the tip of her muzzle.  "Boop."
Catnip didn't even consider following through the with threat to bite Kathrine if she did that again. Instead, she wrapped her own arms around Kathrine. Before the completely unexpected hug, Kathrine noted the haunted look in Catnips eyes.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 09, 2017, 07:23:15 pm
Kathrine's smile drops.   She returns the hug, but this time it feels more...   Genuine, as opposed to her usual for-fun hugs.  Despite not knowing exactly what's going on, she's picked up on it enough to realise this was serious time.   "I-I'm sorry, Mistress.   Should I come back later?"  She whispers.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 09, 2017, 07:29:31 pm
Kathrine's smile drops.   She returns the hug, but this time it feels more...   Genuine, as opposed to her usual for-fun hugs.  Despite not knowing exactly what's going on, she's picked up on it enough to realise this was serious time.   "I-I'm sorry, Mistress.   Should I come back later?"  She whispers.
"no."
"What? I-I can't hear you."
"no."
Kathrine accepted the hug for as long as Catnip needed it. It was a long while before Catnip let her go, and Kathrine noted when she did, that the haunted look had not left her. "I think" said Catnip distantly, "I think I need to think about some things. If anybody needs me, I'll be taking a walk in the wet-woods across the way." Kathrine nodded quickly, once.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 09, 2017, 07:39:20 pm
Hector nodded at that. "Very well then. Just...come back safe, okay?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 09, 2017, 07:53:15 pm
Dee's mask stays to a "> ..." "Did I fuh- Mess up?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 09, 2017, 08:16:11 pm
The knight shakes his head at that. "I don't...think so. I think she just needs time to think about some things. Brought up a few things she doesn't like to think about, from the sound of it." he said, before that look of his got more concerned. Or perhaps a bit angry, after thinking about something.

"If I find any surviving lab techs in the next mutagenics place we find..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 09, 2017, 08:54:19 pm
Dee's mask lights up with a pair of exclamation points, "Holy shiiii- Shiiizzz... I have a fu- hecking idea. We could use those old phone towers to get a signal aaaand... Kathrine, drumroll please."

Kathrine gives a small mock drumroll.

"We can get fuc- hecking internet."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 09, 2017, 09:00:06 pm
The knight blinked at that. "You can't be...I...huh. Wonder how many servers are still running..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 09, 2017, 09:13:30 pm
"Yeahyeahyeah, All we need to do is get a hotspot and rig up a radio tower to get a signal, or something." Dee says excitedly, then he gasps, the exclamation marks getting bigger. He whisper yells, "We can get youtube..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 09, 2017, 09:17:35 pm
The knight gave a blank stare at Dee. "On the one hand, this has to be the most insane idea I've heard in a while. On the other hand, if anyone's going to have enough servers set up that at least part of it might still be working..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 09, 2017, 09:42:26 pm
"Wait, lemme check my tech pile." Dee heads into his workshop, then he opens up the garage door of his workshop. "We are the champions" plays as the door opens slowly. "HELL YEAH, GOT A FUCKING ROUTER!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 09, 2017, 09:53:14 pm
-----------------------AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE (probs like a week or two)-----------------------

Sharlene slings the rolled-up hoodie over her shoulder, leading Lilith back to the farm.  It had been a while since their last supply drop, and she wanted to finish up on that log stockpile.   The cabin was coming along nicely, she just needed to get those interior walls set up and the curtain rods in.   The shopping cart's caster squeaks as she pulls it down the dirt path, filled with odd items they had requested, along with a couple of canned goods and drinks.  Lilith had insisted on coming, tugging at Sharlene's jacket's sleeve with her teeth until she'd let her tag along.   The house had held up nicely enough against the few odd shamblers coming from the east and north, with the defences aided by Lilith, of course.

Kathrine was sat on the railing of the bridge again, waiting for the trader lady to come by.   "Hey Mister Floyd, do you think Mistress is alright?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 09, 2017, 09:59:31 pm
Floyd rubs his beard, "'m sure she's fine. Don't you worry your lil' head."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 09, 2017, 10:13:08 pm
Kathrine is very clearly worrying a lot.   "She didn't look alright.  And normally she pretends to not like hugs, but she didn't even do that!   And she's been all...   Sad.   A lot."  Kath swings her legs back and forth as she speaks, looking off down the river.   "I think they were talking about labs.   Mistress didn't have a Doctor Ilyushin, I don't think..."

Grunting, Sharlene yanks the katar out of one of the shambling children.   Someone hadn't done a good job pulping their kills, and it had gotten right back up at some point.  She'd need a new weapon, too, as the sharpened stick of rebar she was using as a push dagger was near breaking, and no amount of duct tape would keep it stable for long.
At some point along the road to the bridge, Lilith had wandered off into the nearby swamp.  She was still obviously following along, however, as the occasional break in the constant buzzing of insect wings would prove.   "Heyo!  I got supplies!"  She yells out, waving at the two people waiting up ahead.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 09, 2017, 10:18:27 pm
"Everyone gets sad at one point, sweetheart. She's probably in a slump or somethin'. Don't worry about it." Floyd raises his hat with the barrel of his revolver, "They're here, pumpkin." he points to the Aussie and the tiger.



"Holy shit it actually works." Dee says, he prints out a sheet of paper saying "Come to Dee's workshop for a laptop" and a link for a chatroom. He puts it up on the bulletin.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 09, 2017, 10:42:12 pm
Kathrine looks over at where the yelling came from, and immediately goes paler than her hair. She tries to say something, but ends up saying everything all at once.  She ends up standing straight as a board, tail twitching in the air behind her.

Sharlene pushes the cart up to the cowboy-looking fellow, barely noticing the catmaid stood behind him.  "Righto, so we got...  Chocolate, chocolate coffee beans, regular coffee beans, two bottles of whiskey, guessin' those are for you, some- uh...   Contractors?  Compressors?  Those springy things from an engine.  Rat wanted it."

Lilith happily trotted along besides Sharlene.   She could smell the cub, obviously, but had learnt her lesson from the last time she went for them.   The cub was in the same place as last time, though, and was just stood there, completely still.   How could she not go bounding towards them?

Kathrine squeaks as the tiger rushes towards her.  Them being in the light made it so much worse, with it's muscles rippling underneath a layer of fur and skin.   Kath still tried to stand her ground, though, putting her hands out in front of her in an attempt to get Lilith to slow down.   It works, to an extent.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 09, 2017, 10:55:30 pm
Hector watched warily. Seeing Lilith bounding after Kathrine like that still make him nervous, not to mention that getting in between them when the tiger started up like that was a good way to get trampled, at best.

"If you see any military vehicles stranded along the road, coordinates for those would be good too. Good for parts for the vehicles and Catnip's project."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 09, 2017, 10:57:32 pm
Floyd steps inbetween Kathrine and the large tiger, standing unwavering and a hand in his pocket. "Slooow down."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 10, 2017, 07:41:39 am
Lilith barely paid attention to the man with the hat, but he had gotten in the way, so he was going to get o- "LILITH, STOP!"  Lilith grinds to a halt, gently bumping up against Floyd's legs.  "Jesus christ, Lil...  Uh...  Shit,  There's our old humvee, it's parked waaaaay up north.   I can see if I can go an' fetch it one day, if ya like.  And give that shocker lady a hello from me, would 'ya?"

Kathrine hugs Floyd from behind.  It meant getting closer to the tiger thing, but she had to repay him somehow.  The tiger chuffs at her, stepping around Floyd to rub up against Kath's legs.  "It's alright, she won't bite.   ...Probably."  The trader woman said.   "Oh shit, so you're Kathrine?  The one that's like 22 but looks like a teen?"   Kathrine frowned, but was more concerned with Lilith curling around her legs.   She's making a really uncomfortable noise in the back of her throat.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 10, 2017, 09:21:23 am
Floyd looks in the small gym bag, disregarding the the large tiger lady that almost shattered every bone in his body, "Rrright. We have a hardbook laptop, water proof, shatter proof if closed, partially bulletproof. Keep it closed when your not using it, included is a USB modem/internet thing. Along with that is that we have some cannabis, a small brick of coke, a bottle of fresh homemade fruit wine, and some electrohacks. Stick em in whatever you want to jack and they'll get hacked automatically."-Floyd looks up from the bag, "There's a sheet of paper with a link on it as well. You got a deal?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 10, 2017, 09:39:38 am
"Ah, we got plenty of drugs already.  Booze, too.   You got any...   Hmm...  Oh!  You got any swords to spare?"

Kathrine, shivering, reaches down to pet the curled-up Lilith.   She flinches as she gets a chuff in response, but continues petting the tiger-woman.   After a bit, Kath seems to calm down.   She giggles quietly as she bends down as well as she can and attempts to hug her.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 10, 2017, 11:07:44 am
Floyd scratches his beard, "We got a few, yeah. Weird magic sword or real ninja sword? Y'all mind keeping the laptop though? Seriously, the young'un with the mask worked hard with getting everything set up. Even tested that hardbook himself."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 10, 2017, 11:56:42 am
"Wait wait wait, hold up.  Magic swords?  Nah, I'll stick with a long bit 'a metal, thanks. Hopefully one that's not made outta aluminium.  You got anythin' that ain't gonna fall apart too quick?"

Kathrine finds a spot where she can actually reach her arms around Lilith, and embraces the tiger person in a hug.   "You're not a meanie though.  You didn't mean it..."  She mumbles, and Lilith starts to stand up.   "You're all soft..."  Lilith stands up completely, with Kath's arms wrapped around her neck and dangling off her like a cape.   "Cub..."  Lilith grunts, and begins to walk off.   Sharlene's too busy looking through the bag to notice.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 10, 2017, 12:00:43 pm
"Yeah. A real katan- HEY GET BACK HERE!"  Floyd yells out, noticing that Lilith is walking off. He sets a hand on his revolver, and looks at her caretaker. "You gonna do somethin'?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 10, 2017, 12:18:17 pm
Sharlene looks up at Floyd, raises an eyebrow, then looks around for Lilith.  "Do somethin' about wh- Ah."  She carefully puts the bag on the ground and walks up to Lilith, cupping her hand over her muzzle.  "Down, girl.  Uh...   Kathrine?  Get off.  She's not a taxi."  She looks over at Floyd when Kathrine refuses to let go.  "Uh..   You gonna...  Take her?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 10, 2017, 12:21:59 pm
"Gonna wait until she's done huggin' her. Hey, Kath. Pumpkin, let go of the tiger lady. But yeah, we have a real katana here somewhere." Floyd grabs a sheath with a katana in it for the Aussie. "Here y' go"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 10, 2017, 12:33:13 pm
The knight went wide-eyed at that, only to sigh a bit, very carefully following after the tiger woman. "Lilith. that's your name, right? Could you please let the...cub, go?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 10, 2017, 12:35:42 pm
"Yeah, thanks, but I mean it.  Get her off Lilith, she's startin' ta get annoyed at me stoppin' her."

Kathrine rubbed her face against Lilith's soft fur.   Something about the big tiger woman made her all giggly and strangely calm, now that she wasn't being pounced at.  She looks like she'd have to be physically removed from Lilith's shoulders.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 10, 2017, 12:38:10 pm
Hector nodded at that, before calming reaching to take hold of Kath by the scruff of her neck, intending to be just firm enough to affect her, so he could carefully pull her away.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 10, 2017, 12:48:03 pm
Floyd tips his hat, "Well. We ought to be off. See y'all later."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 10, 2017, 12:54:44 pm
Sir Loin's grip is enough to make Kathrine go limp, or at least limp enough to stop the hug.   She's squirming as she's brought away from Lilith, who honestly doesn't seem to notice, being fixed on Sharlene's hand, which was currently fiddling with her whiskers.   "Thaaaat's it.   Sit down, Lil.   That ain't your cub."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 10, 2017, 01:00:03 pm
The knight nodded at that, carefully pulling Kathrine away and setting her down. "Easy little one, don't want her carrying you off, do you?" he pointed out. "Surprised that worked without the clip. Wonder if it works on Lilith..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 10, 2017, 01:13:48 pm
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She wandered though the swamp and woods for awhile, lost in thought. Lost in painful memories. She ate when she was hungry, she drank when she was thirsty, she slept when exhaustion demanded she sleep. Overall though, she thought. Dee's robots had given her a fright, made her sensitive to past trauma. His blunt explanation, as innocently as it was meant, had opened the doors to that trauma. Now, she was lost to it. Catnip wandered the swamp for days, lost in painful memory.
Spoiler (hover to show)

On the fourth day, Catnip heard a sound from the west. It sounded like engines, and the murmur of activity. She followed the sound and as she emerged from the swamp, she sighted a large building, lit up with bright lights and crowded around by disused vehicles. Her ruminations gave way to curiosity. It was a refugee center, she found out. She'd known some people from a refugee center back before "the shift." It probably wasn't the same one of course, but maybe she would meet someone familiar.

A little while later, she found herself amongst a throng of strangers. It made her nervous at first, but then it made her giddy. She felt something come alive in her, some facet of her character she hadn't realized was gone. She wanted to talk, to introduce herself to everyone one at a time, to ask questions, so many questions, too many questions. but who to ask? She decided on the stern woman behind the glass. "helloooooo." she greeted. "Fuck off." the woman spat. 'Ok,' she thought, 'bad start. maybe we could try someone else?" Something else in her told her no, just listen. Just, stand back and listen for a bit. Just stay out of sight. Catnip picked a wall to lean against, and closed her eyes, and she did what the little voice told her.
"...swear, that guy is..."
"...and then I told her..."
"...where the hell did I..."
"...credible, just incred..."
"...gambling. Of course..."
"...gonna go out tonight? to..."
"...four crates of canned fruit, one of..."
"...sixty-one, sixty-two, sixty..."
"...next please. What can I..."
"... deal was forty bucks, I..."
"...three cans this time, no more, no..."
So much to hear all at once. She loved it. She felt at home here. She could set up a nest nearby and- She realized she had a feeling inside. Like something straining to be free. -and come and listen to the people. No one would ever notice- Catnip opened her eyes, her vision swam a little and she forced it to steady. -another rat. You could sneak in and- Catnip pushed it away. She had a nest. A home. A family, of a sort. -steal what you needed. That's what we do. It could be so good.- Catnip sneered at the feeling. She wasn't a rat. She was just Catnip.
"Hey ma'am." She realized someone was talking to her and looked to her left. A young man had sat down next to her against the wall she'd chosen to lean against. "Hey, how about a song? Let you listen to a song on my MP3 player for a quarter." Fair exchange. Catnip gave him one of the few heavy coins she carried with her for distracting dangerous things, and he passed her the earbuds. At first, she didn't hear anything, and then there was a sudden rythemic drum, and then other instruments. The sound of the song made her want to dance, but she didn't know how, so she just tapped her foot and bounced in place. It made her feel warm. Not so much the words, just the sound of it. The words and the melody together were like... "blue sky after a storm." she said aloud. "Yeah ma'am, it's an oldy but a goody. I'll let you listen again for free if you want, you look like you need it." Catnip nodded, and he set the song to repeat once.

Sun is shinin' in the sky
There ain't a cloud in sight
It's stopped rainin' everybody's in a play
And don't you know
It's a beautiful new day, hey hey

"Can I have that?" She asked. He looked down at the MP3 player, "I uh... I guess. I mean, I got another but I don't know if I could part with either of them easy." Catnip withdrew a cash card from her pocket. "Will this be enough?" She'd seen people using such cards on her cartoons and TV shows, and thought that it was some kind of money. "How much is on it?" She didn't know, and said so. He took the card, promising to bring it back, and worked his way over to the lady behind the glass. She scowled at him as he spoke, and then took the card for a minute. Catnip couldn't see what she was doing with it, but was relieved when she gave it back. The guy made his way back to her, and when he reached her said "Oh hail yes you can have it. Want me to carry your bags too ma'am? Shit, I can even show you which of the traders around her have the best deals and which one makes the best BearBQ." She shook her head, "no that's fine. Just, show me how it works." He did as she asked, and then thanked her many times for her business.

The next week or so, she helped out around the center. Fixing what could be fixed, doing what she knew how to do best. She maintained a few of the centers paltry collection of armored cars and outrunner cars. Mostly trivial tasks like changing oil or transmission fluid, but once or twice she spotted and fixed serious problems with some of the centers more difficult to replace vehicles. She also had her first real shower in her life. It wasn't the cold spray down of the lab, or even the luke warm buckets of the farm. Real hot water, from real, private, showers. She took to using them daily, sometimes twice a day. Catnip didn't realize how nice having clean fur was. She wasn't sure she could go back to the buckets she was used to, and determined to setup some kind of proper shower when she got back to the farm. The food wasn't bad either, compared to Kathrines food, which was great. Thinking about Kathrine made her miss the farm though, so she stopped eating with the others in the cafeteria. She made herself useful, she made herself some friends, and over that week, she began to feel a little better.

It was on the third of these days, that she encountered a face she knew. "Khaki! I thought you were dead! What happened to grandpap?" Khaki, a middle aged woman with raven black hair down past her shoulders jumped. "Uh, do I know you?" Catnip was smiling a toothy grin ear to ear, she was excited to see some people she knew outside her group had survived the shift. "Catnip, I am Catnip!" Khaki just looked at her suspiciously. "How do you know Catnip," she asked, "If you are Catnip, hows that project of yours coming along?" Catnips smile faltered a little, but didn't leave her. "The train isn't finished. I haven't even started. I plan to soon though, I have some other things I have to get done. Gotta get some more parts." Khaki nodded, but didn't move to welcome Catnip just yet. "uh huh, and how about the others? Hows Floyd and Dervish?" Catnip did frown at Dervishes name. "Dervish left. He had work I guess. Floyds still around though. He helps. Keeps the others orderly. Do you still have the thing I gave you?" Khaki clutched at something beneath her shirt. "Maybe, what did you give me?" Catnip looked at her seriously, not understanding that this was a test. "You don't remember? do you even have it? That little key thing on a string? You gave me three chocolate chips for it, even though it was a gift."
"Oh my god, Nip? It is you! What... What happened to you?"
"Well, Dervish said that there comes a time in every persons life when they grow up and-"
"Nevermind, jesus Nip, look at all this fur. You don't look anything like I remember you."
"There was a monster, and a spider thing. I will tell you about it over sandwiches."
Catnip shared her story since Khaki had last seen her. It took awhile, but it fascinated khaki to no end. When Catnip finished, she asked Khaki what had happened to her. There wasn't much to tell though. They had gone out to search for some missing people and scavenge just prior to the shift, a storm had come up on them and the next thing Khaki knew, she was alone in the middle of an orchard. She'd found her way to a refugee center, this one, and signed on as a guard. "So you don't know about grandpap?" Catnip asked. Khaki shook her head, "naw, afraid not Nip. He's probably out there somewhere. God, it's nice to see that you're okay." The two of them would spend their breaks together, sharing stories and talking about current events.

Then, as always, the metaphorical clouds came back. All at once you could say, when the man appeared. He was tall and bald and Catnip recognized him. She knew him by the scar above his right away. The scar she'd seen so often when she or one of the others was laying on his cutting table. His name, she recalled, was Dr. Brian Davidson. He was in charge of "fixing" the mutants in the lab. He was also in charge of "christmas." She saw him pull up in a startlingly pristine Buckstar Evangaline 400, a sleek thing made less for speed, but more for flaunting ones immense wealth. His clothes looked like business attire, much like the representative in the auditorium. It seemed odd to her, to see him without his scrubs on. Her hands were shaking as she thought about him, watched him make his way towards the woman behind the glass. She remembered how the lights had blinded her, and how his nurse had asked if he wanted to use the anesthesia this time. She hoped it would be yes. She didn't know what anesthesia was, but she knew it would be better than none at all. He was yelling at the woman behind the counter, but unlike catnip or any of the others, the woman didn't look frightened or harried. She just looked "pissed." A feeling came to Catnip then. A feeling she hadn't felt in two years. She remembered Nathan. About how he'd left her. How confused she was, how afraid. He had come back, and she remembered what happened next. Always hitting her, and she decided... "I am free." she said under her breath, staring at the bald man shouting at the woman behind the glass, drawing attention to himself. "I think I'd like to try another new thing..."

Later, Catnip found him, red as a beet and furious. Some punk had siphoned off most of the gas from his tank. Catnip didn't think she was a punk. Catnip had withdrawn, just like she had when she did what she did to Nathan. She remembered a great deal more than she would have liked when Brian Davidson had walked in through the refugee centers double doors. Enough to reverse all the good the hard work, the new and old friends, and especially the twice daily showers had done. She approached quietly. She was good at that, but he suddenly turned in her direction and saw her. She'd left her cloak back at the farm almost two weeks ago. "The fuck do you want freak?" He shouted. Catnip had to struggle to avoid cowering at that. "I fucking eat shit like you for breakfast, so fuck off!" She didn't. In a placid voice, she said "Hello Dr. Davidson, I haven't seen you in awhile." He rolled his eyes, like anybody wouldn't know who he was. "Yeah yeah, skip that shit." he spat, "Hurry this along before I get really angry." Catnip blinked and raised Khaki's pistol. "I guess you don't remember then." The shot was deafening, but accomplished what Catnip intended it to. Floyd had showed her how to use it, but she still wasn't a good shot. Didn't need to be though, not at less than fifteen feet. Davidsons left leg buckled as the bullet ripped through it, and his head smacked hard into the drivers side door. "THE FUCK! YOU SHOT ME YOU FUCKING CUNT! THE FUCK!" Catnip tossed the gun away and waited for him to quiet down. "Catnip, remember?" Sweat beaded on his pate and ran down his cheeks. Veins pulsed in his forehead as he fought against the pain. "The hell? Cat-" recognition. "XE73627?" Catnip shook her head. "No silly. Catnip. What happened to Alabaster and Mica? What is Christmas?" Davidson just stared at her for a moment, and then laughed. The sound bothered Catnip, as it seemed to confirm her suspicions. He stopped laughing all at once and stared at her, and then said almost tauntingly, "Gave them a Christmas of their own. Too bad you got out, or you would have got one too. Do you want a Christmas too 27?" She didn't answer. "He was grinning wide now, as if an idea came to him. "Blightwalker." He said. Nothing happened and his grin slackened. "Blightwalker." he repeated. The grin died on his face. "What the fuck." Catnip remembered how the doctor had handled his tools, especially the little blade. She pulled out her own knife. Purely utility of course, she mostly used it to cut rubber tubing. Still sharp though. It wasn't a little knife, but it would do. "Blightwalker!' Davidson shouted, starting to panic. "BLIGHTWALKER!" Catnips mind went completely blank, instinct took over and did the rest. He started screaming, and it hurt her ears, so she put on the music player, and started her favorite song.

Runnin' down the avenue
See how the sun shines brightly in the city
On the streets where once was pity
Mister blue sky is living here today, hey hey
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Mister blue sky please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long (so long)
Where did we go wrong?
(http://i.imgur.com/HnV6WKb.png)
Hey you with the pretty face
Welcome to the human race
A celebration, mister blue sky's up there waitin'
And today is the day we've waited for
(http://i.imgur.com/7TT28aq.png)
Mister blue sky please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long (so long)
Where did we go wrong?
(http://i.imgur.com/9SDKQ9Y.png)

When she was finished, what was left wasn't much to look at. She didn't feel guilty like she had with Nathan. Brian hadn't confused her with some kind of sick combination of love and abuse. Brian had just tortured her. She looked over the remains though, and wondered. What would the people at the center think of her if they knew what she had done? He wasn't a nice man. Wasn't even a good man, hell. Catnip couldn't have even thought of him as a bad man. Evil was more like it. What if Kathrine found out. That thought did make Catnip feel guilty. Guilty and a little sick. She could stand the disappointment of the others. Heck, they might even understand. Kathrine though... Catnip set to work. She'd seen enough of those stupid crime thriller shows to know what not to do.
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To her surprise, when she had finished destroying most of the evidence, she felt a great deal better. Ready for another shower in fact. That would be nice. After that... She thought she might be ready to go back to the farm. She'd have to print some fliers to pass out at the center. Things would be fine. She thought maybe she could face Dee's robots. They didn't seem so bad, it's not like they were skitters after all. She shook a little at the thought of the skitters, little beetley things with electric teeth. Yes. A shower would be just the thing, and maybe a chocolate drink with Khaki before she departed for home, and her grand project.

 
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 10, 2017, 02:06:01 pm
The knight meanwhile was working on the tank for the time being, laptop set aside for now. He had plans to eventually go visit the refugee center, and settle a few loose threads if he could. And failing that, see what he can do to help.

The network Deejay managed to set up left him rather impressed, but he felt like it could be a dangerous distraction. Good to rest up while everything calms down, but eventually he knew he'd want to go back to more actively helping out. For now, a few loosened bolts and the M240 popped off, taking the T&E mechanism with it. Ammo for it was running low, and one of their new arrivals would put it to better use in a DMR anyway. His idea was to eventually swap it out for an M249, as they had far more 5.56mm ammo on hand.

Eventually he noticed a familiar figure heading back, giving a wave from atop the tank itself, leaving the unloaded weapon sitting in the driver's hatch as he hopped down. "Glad you're back in one piece. You alright?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 10, 2017, 05:10:35 pm
Roxanne was in the library she had set up reading on some of the arcane books she had. Victor came into the building, his blade on his back as usual, carrying two cups of coffee as Roxanne was accustomed to receive at this point.

“Ah, Victor, thanks for the coffee!”, Roxanne exclaimed welcoming Victor.

Victor saw the book Roxanne was reading, ‘To Master the Unknown’ the book title read. Victor sat down next to Roxanne and took a sip of his coffee. He was looking distraught as if mustering the courage to say something. Roxanne noticed this, even though she had not known him for too long, despite Victor’s claims otherwise, she had grown to trust him and he seemed to do as well. This in turn made her keen on Victor’s quirks and she knew something was off.

“Something on your mind?”, asked a confused Roxanne.

“There is something I want to ask you… This shifting event you speak of, you say it moved things across universes including people, right?”

“Yes, that is the conclusion I have arrived it, still hard to comprehend?”

“That’s not it…I understand completely, that is the explanation you gave for why I have memories of you even though you have no idea who I am before I arrived…there is just one thing I need closure on…” Victor took another sip his otherwise untouched coffee before continuing, “Before I came to the farm, I was trapped in a temple not far from here…one day I slept in a house I secured and the next I awoke in a strange building infested by the abominations and the damned, unable to leave…I managed to get out but I made a discovery I could not accept at the time…I need to go back…I need you to see this for closure…could you this for me?”

Roxanne looked at Victor upon hearing with a face of disbelief. What he described matched the shifting that occurred but there were unanswered questions. What did he see? Why does he need to go back and why does she need to go as well?

“Why do you need me to go with you? It’s not that I am unwilling to do so, I just find it odd.”

“You will see it when you get there…if you choose to come that is…I don’t need to do this, but I want to for find peace…”

“Alright then…we might find something worth while on the way…” Roxanne then realized something.  “But who will man the radio?”

“Actually, I would appreciate radio silence…I have something to explain to you along the way that I simply don’t want the others to know...I need to tell you how to survive where we are going, what it inside and…” Victor drew his blade before continuing, “What this blade does and why you need to be there…”

“…If that is what you want…”

Roxanne and Victor spend the rest of the day getting ready to leave by getting supplies for the journey and inspecting the APC. Roxanne gave generic excuses for why she was leaving with a request for radio silence. Some had their suspicions but kept quiet beyond and offer to help. After all was said and done the two got on the APC and drove off, her final warning still echoing in through the farm, “If anyone messes with the radio or my stuff while I am gone is getting stabbed!”
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 10, 2017, 09:19:29 pm
"Glad you're back in one piece. You alright?"
"I'm fine. All's fine. just had to be away for a bit. There's a place just on the other side of the swamp, a refugee center. They started pick out our radio stuff and Dees thing. They said network? what is a network Sir Loin?" He explained it, but it seemed a bit too complex for her so he explained it again even more simply. "Should be a computer you can use. Dee set them all up. Still though, they can see what he's set up? How do you know that?" Catnip smiled a tired little smile. "No one notices a rat in a public place, not even a big one like me. Especially when it stays out of the way. All you have to do is listen." Hector was nodding his head a little. "Guess I'll have to move up my plans to make a visit then." Catnip agreed, it would be good to get her old trades established again. This time though, she could go in person whenever she wanted to, and catnip knew she was welcome back at any time. Catnip would have to go to introduce Hector and make sure he was afforded the same treatment. She would show him the trade room, the auditorium, the showers... A whole grand tour. She'd show him the room she'd cleared out of undead and introduce him to Khaki. Thoughts of showing Hector the showers brought to mind her desire to build one of their own at the farm. "I'm gonna put together a shower, a good one. I'll probably do that while I'm working on the train." Hector nodded a little, he wasn't sure if a shower was something they needed, but then again he kind of wanted a nice hot shower himself. "C'mon Nip, the others will want to see that you are alright. Kathrines been worried sick."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 10, 2017, 10:11:44 pm
   Roxanne was in the seat back of Victor in her modified APC. Victor was driving since he was the one who knew the location on the temple in question. Catnip had helped Roxanne work on the APC a while back, it was now outfitted with a kitchen, fridge and sink unit with clean water tanks as well as many laser turret mounted along with a 120mm cannon she scavenged from a downed mobile weapons system. This allowed Roxanne to be on the move indefinitely for long expeditions.
 
Only the roar of the diesel engine could be hear over the silence of Roxanne and Victor. After a while of this Roxanne spoke up. “Soooo…where exactly are we going?”

“We are headed to a temple where I was locked away for a while, it is small on the outside but is has many underground chambers. It is easy to get lost and it is also plague by monsters the like not even the dead here could compare…”

“…And you want to go back why?”

“Like I said, there is something I want you to see for confirmation and closure…”

Silence once more took over for a while. This time, it was victor who spoke up. “Don’t you have any further questions?”

“Of course I do but I do not know how to ask them… why don’t you start by that sword of yours you rarely unsheathe and not once used?”

Victor had left his scabbard with the sword in the seat next to Roxanne. She picked it up and unsheathe it without any protest from him. She examined the black blade which reflected no light. The handguard was very ornate with depictions of what looked like demons and angels locked in battle.

“You really don’t know about it do you?”, Victor interrupted.

“No…I have never seen this before…it looks important…”

“I am sure it was very much so for the original wielder…that sword holds incredible power…”

“What exactly does it do Victor?”

“Well, when powered by dull essence, it gains the properties of entropy itself. It’s blade cause anything it touches to rapidly decay giving the illusion it cuts through anything.”

Roxanne looked at Victor puzzled. He was not aware of this but her sudden silence told him what he needed to know. Roxanne then asked, “Dull essence? As in the Cleansing Flame? What would they have a use for such a thing? And why would you have it in the first place?”

Victor smirked at this for bit, this wasn’t the first time he had to explain this to her. His expression then became grin, realizing the reason for that. He stayed silent for a bit before explain.

“The Cleansing Flame created this blade in order to rid of all other arcane items. It could cut through anything and as such little opposition would ensue. The thing is this blade uses dark powers to function, something very hypocritical of them. To combat this they made it so that the blade would only work with dull essence like all their other tools; as such the blade could only be used when their purposed was fulfill.” Victor went quiet for a second in case Roxanne would interject, when she did not he continued. “As you know as well, the Order was a subsect of the Cleansing Flame. But what most don’t know is that this blade was what caused that rift. What eventually became the order saw how such items could be created and they realized they could harness that power instead of destroying it. They were then deemed as heretics and after a small skirmish, they were thought to be eliminated…How wrong were they… This is where you come in Roxanne…”

“Me? How?”, Roxanne interrupted.

“I am getting to that. As I have mentioned to you, despite your claims otherwise, I remember you as a full fledge acquisitionist. You brought to me countless artifacts, and this blade was one of them. As a former hitman, you were to chosen as part of a small task force to retrieve the blade. The details are not clear to me but you succeeded, but not without a fight, this cause the Cleansing Flame to learn of our existence but the cataclysm struck soon afterwards and with them suffering casualties due to this and the dead, it is safe to say they most likely did not survive.”

“Is that why you have it now?”, Roxanne asked once more.

“Yes, I possess the sword that gave me and many others meaning in the first place, the start of the order. It possesses great power and allowed me to not only survive the cataclysm but the temple I was trapped in.”. Victor looks in the distance. “Speak of the devil, we will be there shortly…I shall explain you what is going on when we enter…why I needed you here…”

Roxanne noticed a shift in tone when Victor said that. She knew something was disturbing him greatly but she knew not to press it any further. “All right Victor… All in due time I suppose…”

Soon afterwards they reached the entrance and Victor turned off the APC, they gathered their things and stepped off.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 10, 2017, 10:26:20 pm
Hector meanwhile was soon at work, having grabbed an M249 from the armory. "Let's see, think I can adapt the T&E from the 240, since this uses a bipod, but...hmm." He then looked back over to Catnip. "So you mentioned the refugee center. It'd be nice to visit them sometime. See what can be done to help them out. Anyone you meet that that seemed like they might be from before all this shifting mess? Or any other familiar faces? I get the feeling that explaining this to them will be a hassle."

"And I hope Roxanne and Victor get back in one piece. Their little radio silence request seems...concerning."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 10, 2017, 11:53:06 pm
"Well, Khaki was there. A few other visitors from the old workshop. Khaki told me she went out with some others, and then she was here. In an... orchard? The place with all the fruits. Khaki is nice." She watched Hector attaching and adjusting the rifle on his tank. She noticed the bolts he was using were unsuitable to the task, and offered him some she knew would be acceptable, if not perfect. It looked like it would take a bit, and rigging up things that required a bit of computerization weren't really her bag. "I'm gonna use the jack-hammer-thingy for a thing I wanted to do but never got around to." She said nonchalantly. Hector grunted his consent and Catnip retrieved it from the tanks storage deck.

A little while later, there came a deafening crash from the direction of the barn. 'Merda! What was that?' Hector thought. The barn had lost a good portion of it's roof, replaced by a billowing cloud of dust.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 11, 2017, 12:00:06 am
The knight nodded at that, regarding Catnip curiously, smiling as she handed over bolts that'd be a better fit for getting the weapon to fit using the old gun's mount. Naturally he went ahead and let her use the jackhammer, given she'd made it for him.

Soon enough though a massive racket, far beyond the simple pounding of the jackhammer, startled him intp practically falling off the tank, running over to the barn to make sure everyone was alright.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 11, 2017, 12:45:49 am
"What..." Coughed Catnip, pulling herself out of a pile of splintered boards, "What happened?" Hector and Kathrine grabbed her by the arms and pulled her out the rest of the way. Her tail had taken on an obvious and painful looking kink a foot from it's tip. "Oh mistress! your tail!" Catnip looked at it, looked at Kathrine, looked at Hector, "Huh. That really hurts." Her eyes rolled back, and she collapsed.

Quinn had done his best to straighten Catnips tail out, but made it clear that it would probably be like that for the rest of her life. At at least until she got in another building collapse and managed to force the vertebrae back into position. "I could force it." he said, "But I'm really not that kind of doctor and I'd probably do more harm than good." Hector and Roxanne had gone to clear away the mess while Quinn took a look at Nips tail. "Wow," exclaimed Roxanne, "This wood is old as hell. This is the kind of stuff they used to tear down barns to get at and re-purpose to make expensive furniture. What did they call it? 'Reclaimed or something like that?'" Hector gave a nod and said, "Yeah. It's a wonder it didn't collapse before now. Look at these shakes, they're cedar. They started requiring builders to stop using cedar shingles back in the 90s. I think." Roxanne was digging through a somewhat large pile in the corner. "aw," she moaned, "the rock forge got toppled. Look at this mess." Hector was busy examining the front door though. "That's nothing Rox, look at the gate here. It's completely wrecked." He was right, the door had taken a blast of falling debris and had blown outwards. All that was left was a scrap of door and the winch that controlled it.

A little later, Catnip and Kathrine arrived to clean up, Catnip with her tail in a useless and strange little splint that Roxanne found funny. Floyd showed up a little later, having been out at the time. He listened to Hectors account of what had happened, and then chastised both the knight and Catnip for their irresponsibility. Roxanne interjected though, "If you knew the barn was so old, why didn't you say anything?" Floyd just responded with, "Figured, if it had been standin this long, it'd stand a bit longer. So long as nobody messed with the supports."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 11, 2017, 06:59:02 am
Kathrine sat down, cross-legged, next to Catnip in the now-cleared area.   "Mistress, you were all sad and then went gone for a week, and now you made the barn fall apart and hurt yourself.  Are you...   Dee-crest?"   She seems serious, despite not understanding the word, and the couple of mistakes in her speech.   She looks like she wants to give Catnip a hug, but is trying to hold herself back.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 11, 2017, 10:01:09 am
Catnip would have pulled her in for that hug, but for her arms which were both splinted and in slings. "No. I'm fine now. I saw some old friends and made some new ones. You will probably get to meet them too, but remember; ask before giving hugs ok?" Catnips head started to hurt again, and her tail ached fiercely. It had been kinked in another place by the "accident." "Scratch my nose please." Kathrine did so, and Catnip winced with a hiss. She'd been slammed in the face by whatever it was that hit her. She thought it might have been the steering wheel. It hadn't broken any of her teeth, thank goodness, but she had been sprayed her with broken glass and sent flying from the vehicle she had attempted to move. "What happened Kat?"

Spoiler (hover to show)

There was a crash. Hector and Dee were checking over the cars in Catnips lot and she had opted to move one of the larger vehicles out of the way. She turned her head just as the RV bumped something, but then there came a loud *Bink!* and when her head swiveled back, something hit her. no one saw what it was until later, some kind of explosion of compressed air. It obliterated the cab of the RV, and for a moment the two men collecting parts for the trios project car thought that Catnip had been vaporized. It was no relief to them when she not so much as flew out, but rather crashed through, the back end of the RV and her limp form hit and skidded along the road thirty yards away. If Hectors tank had still been sitting where it had been, Catnip would have been pasted into it's armored hull. It was a blessing then, that Hector had opted to move it before beginning for the day. Quinn and Roxanne worked tirelessly to keep her alive, and they had done a fairly good job of that. It had come close though. Surprisingly, catnips legs had been none the worse for wear, but her arms were broken. badly. She'd broken a bunch of ribs as well, and Roxanne had had to retrieve some special equipment to fuse Catnips skull back into one piece. Then, it had come down to waiting. To see if she would wake up. Kathrine never left her bedside, while Dee examined what was left of the RV's cab. "Some kind of trap." He said "Pressurized air in a large propane tank hidden between the dash and the engine compartment, hooked up to a simple trigger mechanism. It looks like it was pumped full of enough air to make it dangerous, and when the trap was triggered, it would rupture the tank. I just don't get it though, if you wanted to keep people from making off with your car, why would you rig up something that would demolish the car too?" Hector hazarded that it wasn't meant to do that, maybe just scare the would be thief, maybe break a bone or two. It malfunctioned, in other words. Dee believed that might be true, but probably not. There just wasn't enough left of it to tell.

"I thought you were dead." Kathrine finished. "Don't die Mistress." By the time she had finished though, Catnip had gone back to sleep.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 11, 2017, 03:16:52 pm
Kathrine gives the sleeping Catnip a worried look.   She didn't think that sleeping after an accident and head injury was good.   She thought she heard that somewhere, at least.  Maybe they were wrong, or maybe she just remembered wrong.   "Sleep tight, Miss Catnip."  She whispers, sitting next to the bed.   Kath wasn't as sleepy as she normally was, which was strange.  Normally, in-between stretches of cooking for everyone and giving out hugs, she would nap for a while, and then go back to being hyperactive.  She didn't sleep as much as Lilith though, who slept for most of the day, even fitting in naps while the weirdly voiced lady was building the cabin further up the river.   Kathrine didn't know why they were building it, because the lady said that Lilith "Ain't stickin' around here.  Not near that one".   She had only started bringing supplies when everyone had said Kathrine wasn't at the bridge, which she found strange.  She had told them that Lilith was nice and didn't try to do anything mean last time, but that didn't seem to change anyone's mind...
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 11, 2017, 03:54:42 pm
Hector meanwhile was examining the books that they'd scavenged along the way. He didn't want to say it, but he knew just enough first aid to tell that Catnip had several fractures that wouldn't heal easily. Not with either a lot of time, and some wounds might never heal up properly.

His hands settled on a book he'd skimmed a few times in the past, but never thoroughly studied. History of Alchemy. Of the peculiar books he found, and that Roxanne had considerable familiarity with, this was the only one he could easily make sense of. Lots of it were rooted in mundane chemistry, which (thanks to the more-experienced people at the farm) he'd picked up a rudimentary familiarity with. Even then, parts of it entailed formulae that were definitely beyond what he was experienced, concocting things that by all rights shouldn't do what they claim to do...



Side note, this gives me an idea. I think the healing effect from artifacts, scrolls of overgrowth, and gilded aegis works even on disabled limbs, right...?
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 11, 2017, 05:12:00 pm
Nope.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 11, 2017, 05:34:29 pm
Nope.

Well shit. ;w;
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 11, 2017, 11:28:03 pm
    Roxanne helped Catnip into the back of her scout car. She'd  found something while she was out looking for something to help fix Catnips mangled skull. A "Mr. Stem Cell." terminal. She'd managed to get into the machine and get it to inject some kind of medical concoction into a vial for her. She thought it was medicine anyway. She hoped it was. As it turned out, it had been. The idea had come to her though, that if the machine could get the medicine directly into a patient, instead of administering the medicine via proxy, it might be more effective. It had stitched Catnips brain case back together pretty well, and hadn't injured her in the least. They drove for a day and a night, and arrived on the second day.

    "Alright Nip," the machine you are looking for is inside. Don't worry too much, I've already cleared this building out." Catnip only looked at her. She knew that Roxy wasn't lying, but she also knew that Roxy never made sure the biters didn't get back up. Catnip was right of course, the hospital was infested. Just not near the front. She took her time, making her way around them and exploring each room. She could have gone back to get Roxanne of course, but Catnip was confident that she could handle whatever was in the hospital. Something appeared that gave her pause though. It looked like a biter, but it was different. There was a tiny sizzling noise about it, and it leaked some viscous stuff that hissed and burnt wherever it touched. It was blocking her way. It stood transfixed by a spot on the floor, dripping it's vile acid. Very carefully, catnip drew her rapier. It was next to impossible to use normally, so she propped it's hand against her body just beneath her chest. Then, after some consideration, she took several quick steps foreward and ran the thing through. It didn't really react. It made a snuffling noise though, it probably detected catnips smell. She withdrew her slender sword, noting the way the acid had effected it a little, and then repeated what she'd done before. This time, it collapsed. She considered stomping on it, but remembered the acid in it's body. Instead, she dropped a book of lit matches on top of the body and went on her merry way. A little later, Catnip heard a crash and immediately knew what had happened. She kicked herself for her carelessness and began to run. The fire was on her heels before she knew it, and just as it began to consume the lobby, dove through the shattered plate glass window, her fur smoking.

    "Did you find it?" Asked Roxanne. She noted the fire consuming the counter in the lobby. "I guess not." Catnip and Roxanne watched the fire for awhile while they shared a candy bar. When it had died down, they sifted the rubble for anything of value. "Oh wow, they built these things tough!" Roxanne exclaimed, "Over here catnip, it's a bit charred but it's still functional. Lemme just clean some of it's utilities off." Catnip looked at it distrustfully, she'd seen objects like it in the lab and it's collection of tool tipped arms reminded her of the spidery mutation things. She indicated that Catnip should take a seat at the operating chair while she worked the console. "Alright, lets see... ah, here we are. Bone treatments." The machine sprung to life, spinning it's tools about in a most alarming fashion. "Uh... Roxy?" said Catnip. She suddenly screamed as the machine jabbed a needle at her eye. "Don't struggle Catnip! You'll get hurt if you struggle!" Catnip heard her and tried not to struggle as the machine did it's work.

    A traumatic experience to be sure, and Catnips trust for Roxanne had taken yet another hit. Catnip had to admit though, being able to use her arms again was nice, and the machine had even wiped away a few of her scars.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 12, 2017, 02:39:43 am
      Dee stares at his laptop's screen. He gets up and grabs the folding chair he was sitting on. He runs full speed towards the cookhouse, he slams the door open and Nathan jumps at the door opening.
      "Hey whats the Prob-" Dee slams the folding chair against Nathan, knocking him to the floor. Nathan looks up at Dee, "Hey what the fu-" Dee kicks Nathan in the face, then in the ribs. Dee stares down at Nathan, mask showing a pair of white dots. "Stay down. Don't get revenge." He picks the chair back up and heads back to his workshop.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 12, 2017, 02:45:59 am
Nathaniel was left on the floor, wincing a bit as he clutched his head. "Jesus fucking...alright, I get it. I'm a twat. But what the hell was all that for?" he called out, while the knight sighed a bit at the racket that ensued, looking back to the laptop. "Well, this is going to be a clusterfuck..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 12, 2017, 03:37:48 am
Sharlene crashes through the door to Dee's workshop, gasping for breath.  "Wh-Where's th-e...   Fuck!   Kid?   Rat?   Mechanic one?"  She looks more banged up than usual, covered in mud and missing a sleeve.   Dee can notice a slow drip of blood coming off the same elbow of the arm she's carrying a first aid kit with.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 12, 2017, 03:40:16 am
Hector meanwhile was calmly bringing drinks over to Nathaniel after a few explanations, thanks to Deejay's robot, only to regard Sharlene warily. "Huh. That can't be good..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 12, 2017, 03:40:36 am
Dee's mask turns to a pair of exclamation points and he yells out, "HOLYSHITFUCK- What? Catnip? She just got back I think, check the barn. She's good since I last saw her."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 12, 2017, 03:48:44 am
"But the ba-"  She cuts herself off, shaking her head.  "Right, thanks."  She turns to leave, then pauses, tossing Dee-Jay a can of soda.  "You're like..  18 or whatever, it's a freebie."    She coughs once before running for the barn at a slightly less sprinting pace.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 12, 2017, 03:50:12 am
Prior to current event while Roxanne and victor were still out.



   Once out of the APC, Victor gave basic instructions before heading inside the temple. “Okay Roxanne, you are a very competent fighter but try sticking to your rifle inside, you are great at melee but these things are very powerful. I should be able to take them down with my blade though, I just need you to provide cover…”

   “Alright Victor, If that is how you want to proceed…lead the way then…”

   Victor then opened the door and the couple entered. Inside it was a plain living area with a kitchen and other furniture such as beds, couches and even a small library. Victor deemed this unimportant as he motioned Roxanne down a flight of stairs. Down there is where the real ‘fun’ began… It was a maze of corridors and doors on either side of them. Occasionally, monsters of every striped would show up, beings of fire and darkness, phantoms and the occasional cryptic were swiftly brought down by the quiet yet efficient pair.

   After what seemed liked hours of blindly maze navigation, that victor somehow seemed to know his way around, and fighting many an abomination, they reached a door that Victor signaled Roxanne to enter. She followed him inside. The room was a plane library-like living space illuminated by touches. There was the door they had come from and another on the other side of the room. Victor picked up a book and opened it, read a bit and set it back down. He spoke, “Roxanne…thank you for accompanying me hear…what I want to show you id behind that door…but first I need to tell you a few things…”

   “I was about to ask Victor, how did you know your way around this place?”

   “I will answer that and more…just sit down…”

   Victor motioned Roxanne to a couch nearby opposite a bed that like it had been occupied recently. Roxanne looked around the room and noticed a few things. The room was kept very well, dust here and there but as much as expected from a building as old as this one looked when still inhabited. This disturbed Roxanne. Victor spoke once more, “As you know, I said I had been trapped here…but that is not the whole story… You see, this room was where I lived while tapped here. It has knowledge about not only the arcane but how this whole place works. I learned how to navigate and where to find supplies…I survived for a long time here…more time than what had transpired on the surface…I had been trapped here for 5 years…I don’t understand how but from the time of the cataclysm until I awoke here to what other at the farm have said, that should be impossible.” Victor looked at Roxanne who had a face of disbelieve and high skepticism, he continued, “I was not alone however…someone else shared the same fate as myself. I did not meet them but evidence of their exitance was undeniable. Monster would appear dead on the corridors, unexplored rooms where devoid of supplies, and much more. The thing is, I never got to communicate with them. One day however, evidence of their exitance stopped, all rooms where accounted for and no monsters appeared dead any more. I was horrified for both them and the fact that I could share the same fate they did. One day however, I found a corpse…” Victor went quiet, seemingly getting very uncomfortable.

   “Everything alright?”, Roxanne asked.
   
     “You be the judge…”, Victor took a deep breath before continuing, “ Now, I recognized this person…I knew them all too well and I could not accept their death…you see, I had found an exit and was looking for the person that wandered the halls like I did. I had also received your radio broadcast and was elated to know someone I trusted had survived as well and was nearby. All that changed when I saw the corpse…that corpse…was you Roxanne…”

   Roxanne got up and exclaimed in disbelief, “What the fuck are you talking about?! I am right here!!!”

   “See it for yourself…”, Victor told Roxanne as he pointed toward the door opposite of where they entered. Roxanne went towards the door and opened it, what laid before her shocked her. It was unmistakably her, but how, she was here! This was here before her augmentation and mutation shenanigans. She laid very well preserved with her blade drawn with a single gash that once oozed blood on the side of her neck, an expression of agony on her face. After a while of staring in disbelief Victor interrupted the silence, “I am sorry for this…I had to confirm this and I though you ought to know but I could not bring myself to simply telling you…This is you…before what you called the shifting, the Roxanne I knew who gave me the blade I wield…your alternate self of the universe you know inhabit…” Roxanne did not say a word, she just kept stating for a long while. Eventually she turned towards Victor and with somber eyes she said, “Sorry I am not her…” Silence permeated once more

   “…Thank you for giving me closure…Let’s get out here…”, Victor told Roxanne as he grabbed the book from earlier and chanting some arcane rune. A light engulfed the both of them and they were back on the top floor. With utter silence they went to the APC and rode the way back to the farm with not a single word spoken save for the following by Roxanne a day into the drive back before she fell asleep for the rest of the trip, “I am sorry I am not her…”
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 12, 2017, 03:51:12 am
"Hey I'm Twenty thr-... She's gone. Son of a bitch." Dee says after catching the soda, his mask turning to a "> ..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 12, 2017, 11:51:28 am
   Catnip woke with a start from her nap. Longish trip. Well no, not long. Slow was more like it. Slow going around all the cars. The way to the hospital had been horrifyingly slow. She had a feeling that it only felt that way because she was hurt. The way back had been a bit better, but she'd still felt the need to take a nap when they got back. There was some banging going on at the cookshack. Between her window and that most deliciously fragrant of buildings, was a narrow walkway. It meant she could listen in on conversations in there, or smell what Kathrine was cooking without going outside. This was not Kathrines cooking she heard, a sound which was usually a bit quieter if still a little raucous. It wasn't a conversation either. It sounded like some kind of fight.

   She leaned out the window and called, "What's going on?" Dee poked his head around the side as he was leaving the cook shack. He had a mangled folding chair bouncing on his shoulder. "Nothin Nip, just a bit of rough housing, you know." Nathan, a man Catnip didn't really interact with much, half walked, half crawled out the other end of the cookshack. "Uh huh," she said groggily, "Well, keep it down maybe?" Dee nodded, and his mask went '^_^' "yes ma'am." He went to turn away, but once again Catnip stopped him. "Sorry to bother you Dee, but could you be a friend and get me some of that chocolate coffee dust? Thanks."

   When she turned, an unfamiliar woman was in the barn. Catnip thought she'd seen her somewhere before, and then she remembered the cat ogre and their talk by the bridge. "Your friends say your a fan of honest fair trade. Here, free sample." She took a can from under her arm and tossed it to Catnip. To her surprise though, instead of catching it, Catnip spun out of the way of the can. It struck the dirt and dented quiet badly, but did not rupture. "Sorry," she said, seeing the look Sharlene gave her, "So used to being told to avoid things being thrown at me. They'd punish us with the strap for every thing that touched you." Sharlene was staring at her. "Do I have something on my face? It might be black from the fire, lemme get a mirror." Sharlene stopped her, "Neh, it's fine darling." when she said 'darling' it came out "dahling," and that tickled Catnip a little. "I'd come to check in on you a few times while you were out. You got banged up pretty bad. Some kind of trap or something?" Catnip picked up the can and gave it a cursory look. "Yeah. Air thing exploded. I wonder how I managed to avoid setting it off when I brought it back here. Maybe some kind of pump mechanism filling it with power from the wheels as they turn..." Catnip turned the can over, "kri-spee cran-bear-ee?" she read alound, and then opened it. The result was spectacular.

   After Catnip had washed the sugar out of her coat, a task she did not relish as much as she would have if it had been one of the refugee centers showers, she went to check and see what dee was doing, and if any progress had been made on the car in her absence. Also, she wanted to see if he'd gotten what she'd asked him to get. If he had, he hadn't brought it to her. Maybe he forgot.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 12, 2017, 06:24:31 pm
BCUZ CONTINUITY AND TIMEY WIMEY BALLS INSERT SHARLENE OFFERING TO HAVE LILITH MOVE STUFF FOR PEEPS AT THE FARM HERE
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 12, 2017, 07:25:17 pm
Roxanne went to find where catnip was. She was there struggling with the keyboard due to her claws and a key was in the floor. Roxanne sighed before picking up the key and putting it back on the keyboard. She then showed catnip how to type by not using the tips of her claws.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 13, 2017, 01:39:39 am
   "Yo! What are you ladies doing way over here?" Dee crossed the road towards Catnip, Kathrine, and an odd cylindrical device. The device looking like some kind of electric motor, and at it's top was a metal rod. The rod terminated at chest height and attached to the end of that, was a three foot blade on a pivoting ring. Kathrine handed Catnip a crescent wrench. The two seemed to have developed a familial bond, as such, sometimes Kathrine knew what Catnip wanted or needed before she even asked for it. Kathrine looked to Dee and put a finger to her lips, indicating that he should be silent. He watched as Catnip deftly turned bolts and adjusted screws. She tightened down the last screw on a panel she had been working on, and then looked intently to the large nut at the base of the metal rod. "The moment of truth." she said. Kathrine held out the pipe wrench from Catnips tool box, and Catnip took it. One rotation, two rotations, three... On the fourth rotation, there came a loud "SPRONK!" from somewhere in the devices guts. Dee didn't have time to wonder what that had been, for in that instant both Kathrine and Catnip had tackled him in what at first seemed like a double barreled surprise ambush hug. The blade passing inches over his head dashed that thought before it had much time to form as well. After they'd got out from under the wildly spinning blade, and Catnip had furiously gathered her tools. They stood and watched it. Catnip made angry hissing noises. Dee thought that if looks could kill, the look Catnip gave the machine would have caused it to explode. As if given power by that thought, there was a startling snapping noise. It was Dee's turn to tackle the girls to the ground as the blades pivot suddenly gave up and the blade was sent sailing into the woods to imbed itself in the trunk of a tree.

   "I'm finished with this project." Catnip spat. She was furious, and it took all of Kathrines willpower to keep from hiding under the work table. "I've been working at this in my spare time for a year now and that ffffff-spring... keeps giving out. What am I doing wrong? The spring is fine! I've built small ones that work better than this and I solved the problem with those ones easily!" Kathrine clutched at her coat, and interjected "maybe you would like to watch cartoons? That will make you feel better, I will even make you hot chocolate Mistress." Catnip paced, and just as Kathrine thought she wouldn't answer, she said. "No. I think I'll take a walk in the woods." That worried Kathrine. "You aren't going again Mistress? Please don't go out again. You always get hurt! I-" Catnip spun on her then, not angry, just eager. "No Kat, I won't go again. But you are gonna come with me! Listen." Catnip went into her room and rummaged, when she came back out she was holding a book. "I can sort of read this, by sounding out the words. It has lots of hard ones, but we don't need to know the hard ones." Kathrine looked at the book closely, but Catnip knew she couldn't read it. She just wanted Kathrine to see the picture. "We are going to relax, and we are going to be productive." Catnip declared, "Even Kathrines need breaks! We can have hot chocolate when we get back!" Kathrine wanted to argue, to say that she didn't need any breaks. At the same time though, Mistress was insistent. She would go along because Catnip wanted her to go along. The book, which Catnip had picked up on a whim from a store front on the way back from her hospital trip with Roxanne, was adorned with a photograph of a delicious white mushroom. It's title was, "Edible Fungi of New England."

   While Catnip was off with Kathrine, scouring the woods for mushrooms, Hector was putting the finishing touches on the body work of Dee's project car. "Looks good, tin can." Commented Dee, appreciating how hector had managed to get the dents out of the metal parts, and had patched and repainted the fiberglass bits. He grumbled at being called "tin can." It was a nickname that was starting to spread. He was sure Roxanne was spreading it around on purpose. "I'm not in armor today you know. You are just about out of silver here Dee, not sure if you've got enough to finish off the rest of the the rear quarter panels." Dee checked the cabinet where he kept his paint, and discovered that he was in fact, out of automotive silver. "She did a wonder on that engine didn't she?" Hector commented. "Yeah, I don't think I could have done it. I'd probably have given up after a day or two and parked it out somewhere where I could look at it. Probably pulling off a part to use as decoration on one of my robots..." It was a nice old car, all things considered. Not all the parts were original, but who cared about a few after market parts when the vehicle ran? Dee thought it ran beautifully. Catnip on the other hand felt their were still problems. 'Such is the way with masters, I guess' Dee thought. "She sure is injury prone though." Dee said, before describing the incident with the spinning blade trap. Hector had seemed both alarmed and a little exasperated at first. That told Dee that his statement had not been far from the truth.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 13, 2017, 02:00:48 am
       Dee tapped the mouthpiece of his mask in thought, mask displaying a > ... before turning to a pair of exclamation point. "Tinman I forgoooooot!"
       Hector looks at Dee as he runs into his bedroom, he runs back into the main workshop area with a large box of spraypaint stained paper.
"AAAALRIGHT. I got these stencil things for the CAR. It's gonna make it look SICK NASTY in a good way!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 13, 2017, 02:03:41 am
Hector grumbled a little at that nickname. "This is Booby Lady...ahem,. Roxanne's fault." he remarked, before looking at the stencils. "Ooh, should be interesting. Had tempted to see what sort of paint work would go well on the tank, but not a good idea. Too easy to scratch it up, and don't want to paint a nice target on the off chance anything I encounter shoots back."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 13, 2017, 07:01:15 am
Kathrine had retreated over to the cooking shack after Catnip hadn't told her to do anything else, holding a plastic shopping bag with a couple of mushrooms and grabbing a couple of vegetables from the semi-recent harvest, along with one of the chicken MRE's.  She'd be in there for a good five hours, if nothing else came up.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 14, 2017, 08:06:09 am
      The mushroom hunt, was a success. As it turned out, Catnip and Kathrine hadn't needed the book after all. For identification anyway. Rats are particularly adept at detecting poisons, especially the strange bluish ones. Roxanne said these ones were not from these parts. Probably not even of this world. Still though, Catnip had plucked them and the others up out of the ground. If the mushroom was safe to eat, she sorted it into Kathrines shopping bag. If it was not, she either left it alone or gave it to Roxanne. Now Catnip was working again. She did not hear the sounds of the laptop Dee had provided, indicating that there was a conversation going on, hands deep in the bowels of a war machine which dwarfed "Siege tower." Siege tower being Sir Loins sizable chosen vehicle. She heard the sounds of inert machinery and her own efforts, and she smelled the reek of oil and the autumn aroma of what Kathrine was making over in the cook shack. She had a feeling that she was going to remember this meal for a long time.

      Later, after she'd done her very best to get all the oil and grease out of her fur, Dee came to her workshop. "So guuurl..." He said, "Had a long convo with some people you might know over the network we set up. Khaki says hi." Catnip looked away from the bits and bobs she was tinkering with, "Oh? Oh. Do you know Khaki?"

      "No. I told you, I talked to someone over the computer. They passed along a message for you. That's not important right now, what is is that we get some things together for the people over at the refugee center across the swamp. Gonna send them some laptops and phones. They want to make a trade to. Some of your solar panels for a bunch of stuff we'd want. and lots of chocolate." Catnips eyes lit up. She looked tired, but excited. "Ok Dee. Let's see..." "Oh, and when you have a mo' they need you to take a look at one of their cars." They discussed it as they got everything together and Dee tested the remote systems on the car. They'd put it up to Catnip and Kathrine to choose a decal for it, and now as the sun set she could see clearly the green smiling face on the left back quarter panel and smiled. Such a happy symbol for something that was likely to take a lot of bullets in it's line of duty.

      A trip that would take a few hours on foot took the scout car a mere twenty minutes. In the time it took the folks at the refugee center to unload the supplies sent by the farm, Dee had had enough time to go and sit down to enjoy the fruits of the mushroom hunt with everyone else and await the come down from the light hallucinations the food put him through. It seemed that Catnips nose hadn't been quiet as good as she thought it was. That, or from the way Roxanne looked across the table at the others losing their minds, it had been a prank carried out by the very likely immune cyber elf. The effect on catnip and Dee had been minor compared to the others, Catnip had the raised resiliance her mutations afforded, and Dee had built an immunity to what Roxanne had added over time. The others though had a tougher time. Hector particularly. He sat stock still in his seat staring down at his plate, blinking rapidly and sweating. Kathrine was upset at the way they reacted though. "It's... It's ok Kathrine. Is probably... probably my fault. It's... wonderful though." Catnip had tears running down the left side of her face. Despite the effect the food was having on everyone, Catnip was still eating. Dee just stared at Roxanne from across the table. He liked a good prank as much as everyone else, but thought that perhaps she'd chosen the wrong chef to sabotage. "Yes," she said, holding up another spoon of the soup Kathrine had prepared, "It's delicious." Maybe it was the mushrooms at work, but his usually sharp senses seemed to have been honed to a razors edge, and Dee noted the look of guilt creeping into her eyes. Just to hammer it home though, he waited until Kathrine was out of earshot and whispered, "This isn't funny booby lady." Out loud though, he asked "Hey Kat, is there any of this left? If no one minds, I'll take the leftovers back to my workshop to snack on." Kathrine didn't look up, but she did dip her head a little in a gesture that signified consent.

      When the scout car had returned, it came back with something other than the payment the center had agreed to. A thin but sturdy case, the kind usually carried by businessmen. A note on the cover read "Nip, this may be of concern to you." The case would have been written off and forgotten about the case filled with papers she could not read if Hector had not asked her about the contents. She gave it to him with a shrug. Hector didn't know if he should tell Catnip what the sheaf of papers contained, but the coords on one of the pages stuck out like a brand. The rest of it was the ravings and studies of an X7 scientist by the name of Brian Davidson and had apparently been left behind after his last visit to the center. It seemed oddly convenient, but he couldn't deny those coordinates. He looked at them again and noted their location on the Siege Towers automap. Quite the distance, but if he went, perhaps he'd get some answers to questions he'd dwelled on over the last year. It was always an option, and he had the coords if he decided to pursue them.

0, 0'108, 1'117
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 14, 2017, 10:58:39 am
Hector by now had calmed down a little after the...experience he had after dinner, a little concerned by that. Evidently the effects were a bit strong for him despite his constitution, given his usual avoidance of most such things. "In retrospect that was a rather funny prank, but..." he remarked to Roxanne, still a little irked over it. "Those weren't exactly any species common to this realm, let alone this region, were they? Have you seen some of the fungi that's crept into this realm?"

Soon though he examined the contents more thoroughly, and the one item that stood out to him unnerved him a bit. He checked a few notes he found in his exploration of the ice lab, along with the map display on the tank. Far south of their location, the identification was a bit unfamiliar to him, until to tell if it was another mutagenics lab, or something similar to the map he found earlier...

Given the distance though, he was uncertain of this. For now he quietly put the notes away, planning instead to pay the refugee center a visit sometime.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 15, 2017, 01:32:02 am
      Autumn comes and goes. The onset of winter is heralded by cold winds blowing in from the north east, bringing with them the scent of snow and smoke. Life has settled in the post-cataclysm world, for the most part. Small groups find footholds in some places, establishing themselves as farmers, traders, mechanics, electricians, bandits, and the occasional sect of a religious cult. The dead still walk the earth of course, but in the three years since their appearance and uprising, man has grown accustomed to them. Some ban those with them from entering the cities where the dead hold court, while others encourage the hunting of the beasts that dwell where man once walked freely. It is still a land of turmoil, such things still walk the earth that make life difficult for man, including man itself. There are rumors of bandit "lords" rising to power in the west while people in the south organize to keep one another safe. We need not concern ourselves with events outside the place that our focus is on now. Our focus lies on a small farm, somewhere in New England.

      There is a girl here, one of the increasing number of mutants. Nearby can be seen another of her kind. Where one is distinctly animal, the other shows only a few signs of her altered anatomy. Created for very different purposes. One pulls fitfully at the treads of a war machine, while the other looks on with a mix of interest and obedient admiration. After a good amount of pulling and prying, she gives up. She and the other (Her friend? Her sister?) retreat to the interior of the farms partially collapsed barn.

      In the farmhouse, two men discuss plans for some kind of foray. They have sat long and fed well, both know that they've softened a little with the surprisingly good living being in this group has provided. One has a chivalrous but carefree look about him, while the other hides a soft heart beneath his stony exterior and the broad brim of his hat. They work together towards some common mission that for now, stays between them.

      Across the farm, there is a lab, of a sort. Inside we find a woman making gestures over a glowing bowl while another looks on with interest. The woman is stunning in physical beauty, the man is staggering in hidden strength. Both have an interest in the occult, but for very different reasons. She finishes her gestures and the glow fades. The woman only scratches her head, wondering what went wrong.

      A collection of small houses is the scene of raucous activity. Men, not of this land, sit around a burning barrel drinking and telling stories. While none know it, the story of some of them may come to a close, and sooner than they would like. It is best they celebrate now.

      The girl, her long thin tail dragging behind her, carries a duffel bag to the door of a larger building. She knocks twice and then lets herself in. After awhile, she comes back out without the bag. Inside is a man, like herself a mutant. He looks over the illicit contents of the bag with satisfaction, and is glad that he didn't immediately turn to bitter shouting when the promised good did not turn up when the car had been sent back with it's freight of more legitimate goods. It seemed, he hadn't checked beneath the easily removed quarter panels. Like in the old days, some things still had to be smuggled to the people who wanted them.

      Not far from the farm, we see a lonely cabin on a flat stretch of land bordering a river. Within, a handsome woman is berating a large tiger like creature. The best could crush her easily, but it does not. It only shows a look of guilt over some bit of bad behavior. In the corner, a man sits sullenly. For some reason, he has chosen to adorn himself in the clothing of a woman. He is not here willingly.

      And so life goes on for these people. They lay their plans and perform their self appointed tasks. In this world where the dead walk and the great machines roll ever onward to pash the life of their creators, where the world is thin and beings from the world next door flood through the gaps in reality to conquer this strange new world they find themselves in, these people live out their new found lives in hopes of a better existence.

      Time moves ever onward, life goes forward as always, even in the apocalypse.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 15, 2017, 04:09:33 am
Once again the weather seemed to grow calm, survivors continuing to follow a way of life that now felt so familiar to them that the old life felt almost like distant past. Like a faded dream, a rather apt comparison given just how lost the old world seemed to them, lost in both a terrible fate and the strange events that gave these survivors unfamiliar surroundings to survive in.

A certain knight made the finishing touches on his repairs, ready to go visit the refugee center now that everything had calmed down for the time being. Finally he decided he'd pay them a visit. All this time he'd spent helping those at the farm, enjoyable company as it was, made him grow soft in his opinion.

With a low rumble the tank started up, soon crashing its way through the clearest available path through the swamp to their west, onward across the field to a lonesome fortified building, having already radioed ahead.

The center was abuzz with activity, remarkable to the knight given how dead most of the cities were. Even hearing from Catnip and talking with their representatives on the radio, he was surprised by the number of people there.

Soon enough he found the one he was looking for, clearly one of the guards. Ex-military types, that much he could tell. "Greetings. I'm here to see if you've any work that you might need done. That, and I wanted to ask about someone, an old friend. Specialist Beau Brooks, might be on personnel files?"

"Some of the gear we brought along should have access to some of the old files, lemme see." the representative said, a weathered old laptop on her desk. "I'm seeing a Brooks, William, a few Belmonts but no Beaumont or Beaufords...looking at active-duty and VA intranet, or at least what's backed up locally. Let me..."

The perplexed look the woman gave as she clicked something said it all. "Only hit is a one PFC Beaufort Brooks. Says he died in a training accident in basic, close to 10 years ago. Guessing this isn't who you're looking for?" she asked, turning the laptop so he could see. Hector took care in not hinting at his actual thoughts at seeing the photograph showing a familiar face, not hinting at shock, anger, sadness. He simply shook his head. "Definitely not him. I'll see what else I can look into. Oh well."

"Now then, regarding any work you may have here..." he inquired, the better to distract himself from an answer he was half-expecting. The last time he saw that face, it was in an old fortified shelter, a look of concern as he promised he'd be back, to follow a lead and bring back something he promised to retrieve. A promise to someone who was once his best hope of getting in touch with the Old Guard, and finding out answers that were no longer of any use to him.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 15, 2017, 08:51:13 am
While Catnip was giving Dee his bag of weed (which she didn't like the idea of), Kathrine was thinking.   Mostly about the time Roxy gave her bad mushrooms to make soup with, but also about the refugee centre, and even slightly about the sword thing that Catnip had been using for a bit.   She'd seen it while looking through some of the pictures in one of the magazines, and seen a bit of one during one of the movie nights before she'd left.  The way you had to stand with it interested her, as did the footwork, it was almost like a dance.   And she knew how to dance.

As guilty as it made her feel, Kathrine had 'stolen' the rapier from Catnip's room.  She was stood on the roof of the farmhouse, stepping backwards and forwards with the rapier pointed in front of her.   She has surprisingly good balance for how fast she's doing it.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 15, 2017, 12:43:00 pm
Soon enough the knight had a mission. Much to his annoyance, it was rather far from the center, but at least they gave him some useful advice. Two roads out north were available, and the eastern one was blocked off by a police checkpoint.

"This is Hector, checking in. Got a task that'll take up a bit out of the area for a while, we'll see how far radio reception goes." he reported, wondering how the refugee center was aware of a group rather far off to worry about. Then again, he guessed that raiders would require transportation to operate effectively.

The knight steadily drove along one of the roads, choosing one that wouldn't entail wasting ammo on whatever might remain at the roadblock, passing by a few scattered corpses with science equipment. Ah, the one thing Hector missed most of all while he was at the farm, he mused.

Later on in the evening he reached a roadside motel, right at the edge of the forests the road cut through. Checking his map he realized the other road must've been a dead end, or simply curved farther east.

"Checking in, still not too far, if you can read me. Forest is clearing up just to my north, will be easier going in the morning."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 15, 2017, 02:34:32 pm
The knight traveled along the road, noticing how much more open the terrain was, spotting a small town with relatively minimal undead presence.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/335838485917335562/unknown.png)

Aside from the few bits of supplies he encountered, more useful to him was a SWAT truck, well-supplied with fuel but otherwise in too poor a condition to drive. Soon he started down the road again, winding east then north, when he caught sight of something odd, just within the treeline. A thick morass of trees, shifting figures faintly visible within.

"Hector here. Can you still read me? Spotted signs of sort of thick tree growth in the forests up ahead. Seems to local, lot more clustered together than some of the strange clusters of otherworldly plantlife I've heard about before. Can't see clearly what's in it..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 15, 2017, 02:52:10 pm
Some noises can be heard over the radio as it is being set up on the other end. "Sorry for the radio silence, we had some issues with the radio a while ago. This is Victor, , Roxanne is off being lazy again...don't tell her I said that.  Katherine will take over the radio for a while since I have to check the tower itself for a bit. I will have a hand held radio to hear the broadcast but won't be able to talk." Victor hands Katherine the mic and he goes to the radio tower outside.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 15, 2017, 03:10:58 pm
"Hi Mister Hector!   Mister Victor is doing something and he told me to tell him if you called bu-"  She's interrupted by the door opening and Victor walking in, saying something, grabbing a handset and leaving.  She's glaring at him the entire time, and leans back in her seat after he's left.  "Humph."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 15, 2017, 03:16:37 pm
The radio faintly transmitted the rumble of the engine, then abruptly a few sharp bangs could be heard, though much softer than their actual volume would've been. "Sorry about that Kathrine. Gain should be a lot quieter than it was on my end though."

"Found a sort of...grove? I think. Thick ring of trees with only one gap thin enough to get through. Only saw one weird plant creature, a couple blob monsters, and some sort of imp...big rock formation in the middle. I was going to ask Victor or Roxanne about it, but what do you think Kath?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 15, 2017, 03:19:23 pm
"Sounds lame.  I wanna go to the centre-thingy but I'm not allowed to go by myself, but you get to go all over the place alone."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 15, 2017, 03:30:52 pm
"I'd have offered to let you come along, but...you know some things might have to get hurt. Right now I've got some bandits the center requested I deal with..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 15, 2017, 03:55:28 pm
Kathrine goes quiet, and you can hear the headset being dumped on the table and a door slamming.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 15, 2017, 04:49:45 pm
The knight sighed at that, muttering to himself. "Well shit..." Cue getting back on the radio. "Well Victor, if you can read me, tell Kath I'll explain about the bandits later. Will be dismounting to investigate this location. Unless you know anything about what I'd described..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 15, 2017, 05:53:31 pm
"Back at the radio, sorry about that. Nothing seems wrong with the tower. What happened that made Katherine so upset? Anyways, good luck with the bandits. Roxanne asked me to tell you to bring her a 'souvenir'... whatever that means..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 15, 2017, 05:59:49 pm
"I kinda er...implied that I'd be killing people. Even if bandits, she doesn't like that. I'm not even anywhere near the coordinates though. Just some sort of grove. Anyway, I'll check in soon."

The knight carefully made his way around the large rock formation in the center of the grove, finding a tunnel on the opposite side, natural stone giving way to weathered old cobbles and crumbling wooden supports. Even in just a single room he could see signs of roots growing and worming their way through what walls remained, so thick in places as to be walls of their own. A corner had cobblestones loose and sunken in, water pooling in the resulting depression.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/335889883296038912/unknown.png)

To his surprise he found a note, pinned to what was once a wooden support beam, long since crumbled leaving only a few loose pieces of wood on the floor. The note was in what seemed to be decent condition, though still damp and tattered. Between its appearance and the message on it, he suspected someone had been here before.

He made his way out into the halls, everything crumbled and pierced by thick roots worming into the structure from aboveground. The result was a maze, only a few surviving walls giving the impression of what were once rooms.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/335890163727335445/unknown.png)

Every so often he's find something still intact. A crumbling old bookcase, a rusted metal shelf. Among his finds were merely a few assorted items, that soon marked the place as tainted by the arcane. A few skeletal corpses with tattered clothes, identifies no longer discernible. Strange faintly-glowing dust, an old bottle of some unknown fluid, a book he encountered once elsewhere, and an old map. One he'll have to peruse later on.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/335890509509951500/unknown.png)

To his surprise the bottom level was rather calm, until he came across a door that had been boarded up, a foul smell filling the air as he neared it. He could hear shuffling sounds inside it, prompting him to pry his way in. The faint wisps of acrid fog hadn't been enough of a hint that something was amiss.

The door practically exploded as he kicked it in, a foul miasma flowing out, so thick as to obscure what lay within the room. It burned his nose and throat as he charged in, only to be met with the source. A large, shambling mass he could barely discern, obscured within the noxious gas it gave off. Tendrils were all he could discern at first, then a large jaw of sorts became apparent.

As he frantically hacked into the creature, practically wedging his shield into its maw to keep it at bay, he could readily tell it was plantlike in nature, animated vines flailing desperately, and large thorns making for a mimicry of fangs. Nearly blinded and struggling with a sickening feeling, he didn't stop until the beast stopped struggling, and the constant plumes of gas seemed to abruptly halt, leaving only the lingering clouds of it.

By now he could see something impaled in its body, exposed by his blade. Something that reflected the light of his head lamp with a golden shimmer. He gabbed it and scrambled to make his way back into the tunnels, where the gas wasn't so thick in the air. It was strange staff of dark hardwood, one end decorated extensively with gold, a large blue gem set into the end. Clearly valuable, sapphire was his best guess, but it had been wastefully polished into a simple round orb.

Some time later, after fresh air, a bit of coughing up blood, and a return to the tank, the knight checked in. "Victor I *cough* swear to fucking God, if you knew what was down there. Checking in. Little queasy still, but I'll be fine."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 15, 2017, 09:14:34 pm
Victor belatedly replied on the radio. "I'm afraid I'm not as familiar with these exotic locations as Roxanne would be. Didn't know what to expect."

Eventually the knight continued onward, annoyed at the less than reassuring response he got, traveling farther north.

The knight grumbled a bit as he spotted something just barely apparent as the treeline receded from the "Well. Guess what. I think this road is cursed or something. Farther north, passed an abandoned cabin. Nothing special. But I saw something farther west. Small building, resembles a church. Rather far from the road, no driveway or signs like you'd expect for a rural church."

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/335948613870026754/unknown.png)

"Just some zeds in it on the ground floor, looks like it has bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom, and shower even. Weird. Found a note too. Said something about a 'blade ward' somewhere in the basement. At this point I'm assuming weirdness until proven otherwise. You got any info on what this is, I'd rather hear it BEFORE I go charging in this time."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 15, 2017, 09:16:36 pm
Quinn raises the radio, "Careful in the basement and bottom floor."

"What you'd call a "Demon" is in the very bottom, Basement has what you'd expect. Mi-go, stuff like that. Demon is what I'd worry about."




Dee gets off the radio with someone else, then he switches the channel to the farm's. "I'm gonna go out to the center to grab some stuff and head to a radio station. Be back soon!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 15, 2017, 09:20:48 pm
Hector blinked at that. "Quinn? That you, I'm guessing? Good, someone with useful information on this. I'd expect something with fire abilities then? How tough?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 15, 2017, 09:29:52 pm
"Yeah. I was eavesdropping. Fire, close quarters are pretty dangerous. I shot at it, until it died." Quinn says bluntly.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 15, 2017, 09:33:09 pm
The knight nodded at that. "Figured that. I'll have to see what's down in the basement. Interesting little place. If I do try it though...I found some ammo, but best I have that's got a gun to match is a flintlock and an M1911."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 15, 2017, 10:33:38 pm
"Never underestimate the arcane. Don't be afraid to use fire against fire, in this case literally. Unless that thing regenerates from fire..." You hear some muffle sounds followed by a faint giggle.

"This is Roxanne taking over radio duty. What is the present issue?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 15, 2017, 10:43:49 pm
"We'll see how well it works. Will report back soon."

The knight ventured into the structure, finding it rather simple to explore. Trivial even. The basement held only one simple monster, vaguely humanoid. Not hostile, not reacting to his presence, a faceless figure that he put down without a second thought, just in case.

He soon found a boarded-up door, to his surprise behind it was a staircase, some strange energy seeming to surround it. And in the center, a strange sword, hovering in midair point-down. It had an ornate basket hilt, decorated with a peculiar golden cross design on it, which at the very bottom transitioned into what resembled an upside-down hammer, and more golden decorations along the blade.

He reached for it, grabbing it to pull at it, and in doing so the old glow, that seemed to form a solid floor blocking off the stairway, simply faded. The next level was sweltering, a few narrow passages that opened up into a large open space, magma pooling in several areas. The area was swarming with strange floating monsters, and it wasn't long before the knight was forced back, pained from fighting at the intense heat.

"Well. Shit. Didn't go as well as last hunt. Couldn't even get out of the entryway of the last level. Hard to fight fire with fire when they're lava so close that just being in sight of it nearly melts you. Killed several strange floating monsters. Some kind of winged worm things. a few other harder-to-figure-out flying creatures too."

"I'll come back to it later on my way back from my mission, when I'm rested up and not half-melted. Might mousehole through with the jackhammer next time."

"Basement was easier to clean up. Some weird faceless monster, killed and cooked it. Some copper, gold...a sort of mask too. Iron with copper decorations. Also found some books and a...sword. The blade ward I'm guessing. Basket-hilt though, more for fencing than what I'm used to. From the book I've found I'm guessing whoever lived here called themselves the Cleansing Flame or some such thing?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 15, 2017, 10:51:13 pm
"Trap the area around the... blade ward. The thing in the bottom floor might climb back up. Set up mines or something." Quinn says, audibly groaning before saying "blade ward"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 15, 2017, 10:54:58 pm
The knight smirked a bit as he heard the tone of voice Quinn took when repeating that term back to him. "Not that it'd do any good against the other things in there. And what what would you call it then? I'd just call it a barrier, since that's what it seemed to be."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 15, 2017, 10:57:28 pm
Roxanne's tone became somber all of the sudden. "Wait...did you just say the Cleansing Flame?...if you could spare a copy of their book, I would greatly appreciate it."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 15, 2017, 11:01:37 pm
"A barricade." Quinn says bluntly. "Roxanne, you have access to all of my books. You don't need extra copies. I can easily print books out."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 15, 2017, 11:07:35 pm
The knight nodded at that. "Something important to you, I'm guessing? You didn't seem their type, from what little I've seen of the place. Religious sure, but they seem more inclined to crusade around in armor it seems. I'll bring any of the loot you need. The book, the weird magic gimp mask, the alien jerky, etc."

"And yeah. Barricade, barrier, forcefield, whichever works. I'd say sword ward though, it's funnier. "
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 16, 2017, 12:00:09 am
"Thanks Quinn but I need a physical copy for...reasons...There is something I have to do...Don't tell Victor when you get back if you do bring it, ok?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 16, 2017, 12:29:28 am
"Alright. You sure about that? Got business with them, I'm guessing...?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 16, 2017, 05:47:39 am
Sharlene yawns, stretching out on the bed they'd put together.  "Oi, Mohammad, watch the cabin for a bit.  Leavin' you with Lil."  She mentions Lilith, and Mohammad flinches.  "You're leaving me with...  That?"
"Yeah, an' what?  She ain't gonna kill 'ya.  Man up already, or uh..."   She looks at his clothing choices.  "Don't?  Whatever.  Lilith, don't hurt 'em."  She struggles to put on one of the t-shirts they'd gotten in their most recent scavenging run.  It was the only one that actually fit her, and they obviously couldn't find anything to replace Lilith's bike suit.  They had found a stylin' beret, though.   "Someone brought up some refugee centre or somethin', other side of the swamp.  Gonna go check it out."

Kathrine storms away from the farmhouse, ears flattened to the sides.   She didn't have a direction planned, like she normally did while walking off, but she ended up heading towards the most recent addition to the farm, the cabin that the weirdly-voiced lady and Lilith and the man-lady were in.   When she arrives, she looks surprised, but goes to knock anyway.   "Hellll-" She's interrupted by Sharlene opening the door herself, jumping backwards in surprise.  "Ah shite."  She mumbles, before grabbing Kaths arm, stepping outside, and slamming the door shut behind her.  "Kathrine I thought I told you, ya can't be near Lilith.  She's dumb enough that she'll go for ya, and you're a lil' bit small for her."
"Nuh-uh!  Lilith's nice to me!   She didn't even mean any of it, I bet.  She's just scary looking!"
"No, she's more than just scary lookin', darlin'.   Why'd you come over here, anyway?"  Sharlene stands up straight, still holding Kathrine's arm.  "Unless you're lookin' to buy somethin' or annoy Mohammad, we ain't got much."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 16, 2017, 10:02:25 am
      "Hello, uh, miss? Do you have time to talk about our lord and savior, jesus christ?" He startled Catnip quiet badly. She'd decided to try her hand at fishing and taken a break from trying to pry the treads off of what was left of a tank, a glorious machine that she felt had to have it's strength added to that of her train, when a man dressed in a plain white shirt and tie, plain pants, and a pair of soft looking dress shoes had approached her. She hadn't even sensed his approach with her whiskers, which were normally well attuned to every slight movement around her. Of all her mutations she loved her whiskers and fur the most with her tail, pardon the pun, bringing up the rear in second place. "uh, what? What is jebus?" He was holding some kind of book, and smiling warmly at her. Something took the bait of her line, and then took the entire pole. She didn't notice, he didn't pay it any mind. As he got closer, she noticed that his attire wasn't entirely perfect. For one, his shoes didn't quite match up. For two, his pants had several patches. He didn't seem to be armed though, just that book. "Not what," he said with good cheer, "Who! Jesus is lord and savior of us all! God brought him to us, and he gave his life for our sins." Catnip looked at him uneasily, "what god? what are sins?" He made a sarcastic look at her, and it embarrassed her a little. "Oh surely, surely a young... lady... like yourself knows at least a little about God?" Catnip shook her head and a new look came into his eyes, only for an instant, but it was there. Distaste? Whatever it had been, it made her uneasy. He was holding out his hand, in it was a little orange booklet with a gold cross on the cover. "This is all I've got for now, but it contains the words of the one true god!" He explained, "If you come back tomorrow though, I'd be glad to tell you more." Catnip took the little book. She liked gifts, but was unsure of this one. Floyd told her never to take things from strangers, but this man seemed harmless enough despite that look he'd given her. "What? But what are-" she said. He was leaving now, walking back across the bridge in the direction of the necropolis. "I'm mormon!" he called, misunderstanding what she was about to ask. She watched him disappear at the other end of the bridge, and then went to tell the others about him.

(OOC, if you were not a part of it, see farm chat for the results of this discussion with the others)
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 16, 2017, 01:30:52 pm
( Side note, I'm gonna be out today and likely won't be able to get on. Something came up. )
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 16, 2017, 06:32:49 pm
      Dee grabs a small plastic bag and opens up the rear garage door. He gets into the SLS and starts it up. He pulls out of his workshop and drives to the road, stopping in front of the farmhouse. He puts the car in park and heads inside, seeing Kathrine is gone he tries to think of where she'd be. He gets back in the car, turns the engine off and digs out the smartphone. He opens up the chat program and asks, "any of you know where kath is?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 16, 2017, 06:55:19 pm
Sharlene is currently dragging Kathrine along the fields by her wrist.   "Listen, I'm sozzas about this, but you're banned from the cabin.  No going near Lilith, she's dangerous, alright?"   Kathrine just nods, trying to pull her arm free from Sharlene's grasp.   "Good.   Now, wh-  Oh.   HEY, KID!"   She waves over at the figure sat inside some fancy looking car.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 16, 2017, 07:01:09 pm
     Dee jumps and lowers his mask. He places a half eaten candy bar on the dashboard and scrambles out. He jogs over to the aussie and Katherine, he pipes up, "Ay! There you are! You wanna come with me to do a lil job?" He turns to the Aussie, "Thanks for bringin' her back."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 16, 2017, 07:14:50 pm
Kathrine pulls her arm away from Sharlene's grip and runs over to Dee.   "You're...   Welcome?   She was wanderin' around over the cabin so I brought her back."  Sharlene shrugs and turns back to walk through the swamp.

Kathrine delivers a hug missile to Dee, wrapping her arms around him.   "Thanks Mister Dee, she was being all mean and not letting me say hi to Lilith and the lady-man!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 16, 2017, 07:28:46 pm
Dee chuckles, "You wanna go for a drive with me? Might stop at the center for a bit." Dee asks, mask showing a ^.^
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 16, 2017, 07:50:26 pm
Kathrine fist-pumps in the air, bouncing up and down.   She seems like she's recovered from that short bit of grumpiness remarkably quickly.  "Yesssssssss!"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 16, 2017, 08:20:10 pm
       Dee smilea under his mask, snickering. "Awesome, hop into the SLS I'll meetcha there." Dee says, walking to the Sports Car.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 17, 2017, 05:03:05 am
Kathrine joins him n the SLS.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 17, 2017, 12:29:58 pm
The knight soon stopped at a thin treeline. Given the long journey ahead, he didn't want to risk damaging the tank by plowing through it. "Hector here, checking in if you can read me. Rather close to the coordinates. Area by now is a bit blocked, so I'm going to have to clear the way to make it easier to get the tank through."

As he began his work, he regarded some of the wildlife moving about, occasionally attracted or scared off by the sounds of falling timber. An unfamiliar creature slithered about, resembling a massive slug made of slime, slowly crashing through the trees and brush, attracted by the noise. Avoiding the creature as a simple matter to him. But as his sword tore into it, the flesh seemed to close up and mend with each strike.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/336538738546966549/unknown.png)

Instead the knight backpedaled, making a brisk walk back to the tank, clambering into the turret. Didn't take much to convince him that overkill was the best solution for this. With a resounding boom, an armor-piercing shell ripped through it, with such force that it seemed to splatter into a fine mist of formerly-living sludge.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 17, 2017, 01:24:29 pm
Dee hops into the SLS, he turns on the stereo but turns it down. He starts the engine and goes down the road, ?.? "So... Ya seemed grumpy earlier, any reason why?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 17, 2017, 01:28:48 pm
"Mister Hector said he was gonna hurt people!   You shouldn't hurt people, that's bad.  Only bad people hurt other people, but Mister Hector isn't usually mean..."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 17, 2017, 02:24:47 pm
Dee thinks for a moment, "Did he now? Huh. I'll chat with him when we get back." Dee turns the music back up a bit, "It's been- One week since you looked at me." "You like the car?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 17, 2017, 03:58:15 pm
Soon enough the knight checked in. "Made it past the forest. Did a controlled burn to clear a path. I'm at a road now, dead end with another lab bunker. Let me get map coordinates off my screen here..."

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/336597341928816640/unknown.png)
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 17, 2017, 03:58:39 pm
Kathrine nods, pulling open the glove compartment.  "It's coooooool."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 17, 2017, 04:33:39 pm
Soon enough the knight grinned a bit, coming up on a small cabin, at the coordinates where the bandits were alleged to be camped at. A small cabin, rather unassuming but a place he could tell was good for hiding out, being near only one dead-end road.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/336600571769520128/unknown.png)

They barely even had time to notice the engine rumbling, before he rammed the tank through the wall, lighting up the closest of them with the gun installed at his hatch. He saw another in the shadows darting into the room, backing up a moment before scrambling to enter the commander's hatch.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/166715724432277504/336600741063950337/unknown.png)

It was then he saw the straggler running out of the room, brandishing a crossbow. And charging towards him. Stupid, he'd normally think. Less so if the bandit was aware of the vehicle only having one crew member in it, and a hatch easily accessible in the back.

Even then, he could've just backed up and ran the attacker over. Instead the M2 did the work for him, sending him crumpling to the ground in front of the tank.

Soon enough he sorted through the bodies, setting aside their weapons, ammo, even clothes. Then decided for good measure to butcher the bodies. He figured at least if they were going to prey upon people, only fitting the hunter becomes the hunted.

Explaining the food to Kathrine or Catnip was going to be a hassle though.

"Hector here. Can you still read me? Got what I came for. Will be returning eventually." he answered over the radio. "Dunno what kinda souvenirs you had in mind, but a few things left over."
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Wheel-Son on July 17, 2017, 04:34:08 pm
Inside the glove compartment is a metal rectangular box with an antenna attached to it, a small CD holder, and a pair of leather driving gloves, "Yeah it is!" Dee says, patting the steering wheel. "Aaalllmost there, you want anything else while we're here?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: guest48 on July 17, 2017, 04:41:41 pm
"I just wanna say hi and maybe hug people and talk to Khar Key because she's Mistress' friend!"  She's trying to put on the driving gloves, but they're way too big for her hands.  "These are weird gloves.  Why're there holes in them?"
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 17, 2017, 11:31:00 pm
      Dee and Kathrine pulled up to the center. Dee had seen some like it, but Kathrine was in awe. She'd never seen such a large collection of people. So many hug able people. The car hadn't even stopped before getting out. "Kat, jesus, don't just-" She was gone. Fortunately, the SLS hadn't been moving very fast and Catnip had been reclining on the SLS's nonstandard roof rack. She caught Kathrine beneath the arms and nearly slid off herself. "Nip?! Catnip what the hell!?" She let Kathrine go as Dee hit the breaks. Without her hands to grip the racks, she slid forward and off the roof, coming to settle on the hood. '0_0' "Catnip! What are you doing!?" Catnip had resumed her recline on the hood. "I wanted to go too, but you said there wasn't room in the car." That was true, but Dee had expected her to follow them in one of the other cars, the steel horse perhaps. He didn't think she would climb on top when they weren't paying attention. It explained too why Floyd had been waving so wildly at them as they pulled away. "Floyd gonna be pi- upset." A woman was running towards them. "Khaki!" Catnip greeted from her seat on the hood. "Are you hurt Catnip? What were you doing up there? Whose idea was this?"

      After the introductions and the introductory hugs, including a few for Catnip and Dee delivered by Kathrine, Khaki brought the three to the lobby to meet, in person, the centers trader. A serious woman. During Catnips previous trip, she'd softened towards the rat mutant. "Hello again Miss. Maggie." Catnip greeted, "Good to see you again Nip, now fuck off." said Maggie. Kathrine gasped and started to say something, but Dee covered her mouth. Maggie looked at Kathrine, who was turning red. "You got something to say? Go on Lizard king, let her say it." Dee just shrugged and took his hand away, wiping Kathrines spit off on his jeans. "YOU DID A SWEAR!" She shouted. Everyone was looking at her now, wanted to know what the sudden outburst was for. Maggie looked at her seriously for a moment, and then all at once broke out in raucous laughter. "HA! Sure did youngin, and I'm sorry if that hurts ya feelins." Catnip had never seen Miss Maggie smile, let alone laugh, before. Kathrine nodded "Well don't do it again. Ilyushin says only bad girls do swears." Maggie's smile broadened, "Sure thing youngin, but I haven't been a girl for at least twenty years. Women can do swears all they want." Kathrine hadn't thought of that. "Ma'am," interrupted Dee "Do you have any climbing gear available? I've got stuff to trade." Maggie put away her pleasant face and put her business face back on. "Alright," she said, "what have you got?"

      While Dee hashed out a trade with the centers trader, Catnip took Kathrine by the hand and the two followed Khaki to the cafeteria. "Your Kathrine huh?" Khaki asked. Kathrine nodded, barely paying attention to the woman speaking to her. She was too busy looking at all the people, and wanting to introduce herself to all of them. The only thing stopper her being Catnips gentle grip. "Obviously you are the one that likes to pass out hugs. I'd try to avoid that if you can little miss, some of the people around here aren't too friendly, and we get some real creeps coming by every so often. Speaking of creeps, I have some information for you guys at the farm. I'd pass it through the network of course, but we can't be sure who else might have access to it. C'mon, I'll get you burgers." They sat down and Khaki waved a man in cooks whites over. "Get Catnip and her friend here a couple burgers Pete, use the real beef. I'll pay for it myself." Pete nodded and after taking their orders (Catnips with everything on it, Kathrines plain with cheese) moved off towards the kitchen. "Alright Nip. I have the papers here, since you can't read very well I'll read them for you?" Catnip nodded, "I can take the stuff and give it to Dee to look at too, once he's done." Khaki tapped the papers on the table and began.

      "Be on the lookout for Hell's Raiders. Major cannibal bandit group that seems to be spreading out all across the US. They've got a strong foothold here in New England Nip. Your friend Hector is currently out looking for a camp of them I think, at our request." Kathrine balked, "Hurting people is bad!" Khaki hadn't understood what she meant. "I know, that's why we sent Hector to take care of them, so they can't hurt anybody anymore." Kathrine was shaking her head though, "No, you shouldn't hurt anyone! It's wrong." Khaki looked  to Catnip with incredulity. Catnip shrugged a little, and Khaki determined to ignore Kathrines outburst and moved on. "Hell's Raiders have got a stronghold in the north, so they are more active that way. If you don't want to get attacked, it's probably best just to stay out of that region. Doesn't stop them from making forays south to loot and kill people though. Collecting meat..." She rattled off a few more names of other much smaller bandit groups, mostly Hell's Raiders wannabees. "Try to stay away from the Dead Men too, they mark out their territory with heads on spikes. Easy to avoid. Also, and this is especially for you guys over at the farm, look out for Gods Army." Catnip had to ask, "Who are they?" Khaki shuffled her papers until she found the pertinent one. "Bunch of mutant haters and hunters. They don't look upon the cyber enhanced with any fondness either. Seem to think you lot are demons or something. If you see guys with blue flags pull up to the farm, you and Kath and anybody else on the farm should hide. Let Hector or someone else deal with em. If they even suspect, they'll try to burn everything down and kill everybody. They hate good people like you guys." Kathrine was shaking a little, "Why are they so mean?" Khaki only shrugged, "Religion sweetheart. Sometimes, it makes people crazy."

      "Where's mine?" asked Dee, seeing that Catnip and Kathrine were enjoying burgers. Catnip, talking through a mouth full cheeseburger, "Khaki had to go, but she told Pete to take your order." Sure enough, the man in chefs white had approached and was waiting to do just that. "Don't talk with your mouth full Mistress." Said Kathrine, also speaking through a mouth full of burger. Dee had a bundle of ropes and clips and some other things he thought he'd need. He even had a parachute, which he claimed he'd managed to talk the trader down in price for. "Might as well take advantage of the climb right? Never tried base jumping before." Catnip informed them that She would be making her way back to the farm on foot, along with the folder of papers Khaki had given her. The two looked to Kathrine to see what she wanted to do. She decided, with her mistresses consent, to go along with Dee and see what he was planning.

     
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Chaosvolt on July 18, 2017, 01:55:29 am
Sometime after Dee and Kathrine visited the refugee center, Hector made his return to the center. Having already radioed ahead about his progress so far, they already knew what to expect. Having met with the representative, he asked that arrangements be made to start clearing and filling in part of the wetlands to allow an easier route between the locations, in order to make repairs and trade easier.

Soon enough he made another wetland trip back to the farm, to fix up some dents and damage from running into a few things along the way, and to bring back excess supplies he scavenged along the way. He also brought in a few assorted drinks, including a couple chocolate ones he gave to Catnip. Also included were the weapons and armor of the bandits, along with a few cans of food he set aside.

In addition to all that was some considerable amounts of dried and otherwise preserved meat. Hector of course would lie and said he found it in their food supply, along with the canned goods and soda he set aside. He figured that would deter Kathrine, whom he feared would notice by scent what it was.

As for Catnip or Roxanne, he wasn't sure if they'd be so easily fooled. Nonetheless he's set aside the weapons, ammo, clothing, and food, to point out that Roxanne did ask he bring something back. Not knowing what to bring her, he'd simply say for her to take her pick.
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: saltmummy626 on July 18, 2017, 10:59:27 am
    Catnip took a walk around the center for awhile after Dee left with Kathrine, and thought about the walk back to the farm. She was coming to regret her decision to climb atop Dee’s car and ride here. Eventually she settled in the cafeteria, thinking to order some chocolate or perhaps another burger on her own dime. She was regretting the decision to stay behind as well, all the same. It was then that a newcomer arrived at the center and entered the cafeteria. Catnip watched it make it’s way towards the kitchen. The conversations in the room stopped. It moved with some fluidity, not letting a single bit of it’s body leave the confines of the pile of rags it had covered itself with. It’s strangeness alone held the attention of everyone in the caf. Someone else burst in behind it followed by another. To Catnip they seemed a bit familiar. “Michel! Where are you going? You have to turn them in with the centers manager! Michel!” They were on her heals, trying to turn her around, but not touching her. Never touching her. The chef, Pete, emerged from the kitchen wondering what the shouting was about. “What’s all this then?” He asked. As Catnip watch, she noticed Khaki moving to intercept. “Meatsss… Give meatsss…” Cant a gravely hissing voice from within the rags. “Ma’am?” Said Pete, confused. Khaki put her hand to her gun “Michel, sweetie.” She didn’t draw, only put her other hand up, “You gotta give your trophies to Murphy sweetie, we’ve been over this.” A long thin arm emerged from the rags, holding a bloody bag. That arm was inhuman in the extreme, looking like little more than the limb of some insectile being, and yet somewhat unlike that as well. The fingers spoke of delicacy beyond what Catnip could possibly achieve while the tips, not quite claws, suggested a grip not easily broken. It dropped the bag in front of the chef, on the floor, and it’s contents spilled out onto the floor. The bag was filled with human thumbs.


    “Sorry Nip, hope that didn’t disgust you much.” Catnip was still watching with fascination at the mutant across the cafeteria, steadily shoveling raw meat into the dark interior of it’s rags. Steaks, slabs, roasts, even bones. Each one was methodically pushed into that darkness by a quadruple of black, slightly bristly, skeletal hands. “Who is she?” Catnip asked, Khaki responded by looking at her quizzically and asking back, “how do you know it’s a woman?” They looked at her together until she noticed them watching, and then she was watching them. Catnip didn’t mind, but from the corner of her eye, she saw Khaki shiver. “She’s a bandit hunter. A mutant like yourself Nip, but… I’ve never seen her. She comes in, delivers a bag or two of ears or thumbs or tongues, eats up half the stockpile of meat, and then leaves again.” Catnip commented, “Well, she goes after bandits so th-” “She also kills survivors.” Interrupted Khaki. “She’s hungry all the time and I guess she can’t eat much else. Her handlers claim she’s too impatient to wait for them to cook it, and if they can’t get her anything fast…” She left the words unspoken, she didn’t need to continue for Catnip to understand that the mutant at the far table, the one rising from her seat and making her way over to Catnip, was a cannibal. Khaki put her hand on Catnips arm. “It’s coming over here Nip. Just stay in the center and you should be fine.” Catnip didn’t understand why, but she wasn’t afraid of the rag clad mutant. Just curious. There was something odd, some kind of connection. But it was like a frayed wire or something, the connection was weak. Her handlers, whom Catnip only recognized with the most vague of recollections. It sat across from Catnip, and it’s handlers began to apologize profusely, “Sorry ma’am, sorry. Now that she’s not hung-” The voice issued from somewhere in the rags, and it’s familiarity startled her. She’d heard it before, the memory was strong. Not as rough, not as low. “Kat… Nyp..?” It pushed back it’s rags, and to Khaki who had known Catnip before she’d become her currently ratlike self, the resemblance was incredible.


    It was Catnips old face, or rather, a horrifying mockery of that face. Where Catnips eyes were a calming blue, the others collection of mismatched eyes all showed as either brown or red. Her hair likewise was long and black while Catnip’s was auburn brown. Catnips mouth was fairly normal, for a rat, while the other mutants seemed to have a likewise regular mouth. Up until the point where it opened, revealing a fang lined cavern that could fit a grown man's head comfortably up until the point when it bit down and removed the head from his shoulders. Catnip was the first to speak, “Mica?” It’s head cocked one way, and then the other. “My-ka? I am called My-ka. Yes! I am My-ka!” One of her handlers had grabbed a haunch of something from her table and was holding it out to her. “C’mon Michel, back to y-” She snapped out with her teeth and grabbed the meat, ripping it out of the handlers grasp. In the same movement, she pushed him down pinning him to the floor and gave the meat two chews, spraying meat juices and bone shards in his face. Khaki had risen and had put her hand on her gun, but the other handler, an attractive blond woman, stopped her. “You shut up! My-ka talk at Kat-nyp. My-ka not forget Kat-nyp! Kat-nyp not forget My-ka! Kat-nyp My-ka sister!” Catnip wondered though. “Mica?” Mica spun on her, climbed back into the vacated seat and grabbed the table. Her fingers dug deep furrows in the faux wood. “Kat-nyp! You still looksing at pictures? Eh? Pictures in books?” Catnip nodded, quickly. “HA! Kat-nyp has books! Make Kat-nyp weak! Not as good as My-ka! Never as good as My-ka!” Catnip just agreed with her. “Yeah,” she said, “But I’m wiser.” Mica recoiled. “Wise-ur she say! Wise-ur!” It tickled Mica, like some old joke. In fact, it WAS an old joke between them, and it confirmed to each other who the other really was. It didn’t quite add up for Catnip though, and she had to ask another question. “Dr. Brian said they had a christmas for you and Alabaster.” Mica stopped her, “I not knowing what happen to Al-ah-bas-tar. But My-ka escape. Dok-tor is liar! They not give My-ka kris-mas because My-ka was best at skitters. Then Kat-nyp get taken away, so it just My-ka, and they catch My-ka. Give My-ka med-sin. Make like this.” She lacked Catnips understanding that clothes were the norm and began trying to strip off her rags. Mica’s handlers on the other hand were on top of it and managed, barely, to keep her from getting them off. What Catnip saw, glimpsed here and there, was a chimeric body. Patchy fur, plates of chitin the same color and appearance of Mica’s arms, and other mismatched mutations. “Blightwalker.” One of the handlers suddenly said, and Mica froze up. They carefully wrapped her rags about her and then spoke the word again. After a moment in which she furiously snapped and tried to push away her handlers, mica settled and asked, “My-ka knows Kat-nyp has special word too, same as My-ka’s. Why it not work?” Catnip tapped the back of her head, and said simply “Catnip is wiser.”
Title: Re: CDDA: Adventures in Cataclysm
Post by: Noctifer-De-Mortem on July 18, 2017, 01:04:39 pm
"All right knight,glad to hear it went well. I will have victor and I help you unload the loot.", Roxanne said over the radio.

One the knight was on the farm for repairs, Roxanne and Victor were