Post by Thy Dungyeon Maestyr on Jun 9, 2013 1:13:32 GMT -8
They decided to get out of sight of the zombies before proceeding, and Beau led them around to a small courtyard on the far side of the building. As promised, it had overgrown small trees keeping zombies from paying attention to it.
Once in the courtyard, the strategy became clear. The rear team would wait in the courtyard while the forward guys went in. Stevie had brought two radios, which would hopefully not be too fuzzed out by intervening structure.
If Beau was right, using the darkened interior stairwells was suicide, but these lower levels were united by defunct escalators with a modicum of daylight, and might be where all the action is anyways.
The problem now was a minor quibble. The forward team was to consist of Joe, Ashley, Patti, and Kyle, but Kyle wasn't into that.
Kyle- "Seth, I like you man, but this is a lot to ask. And I don't mean about the ghosts. I mean about the cocks."
Seth- "C-- wha--- Wait, did someone tell you something?!"
Kyle- "Well, all but. Dude over there would just as soon see me dead, and fuck him anyhow."
Seth- "Oh-- yes. Yes... that's what I was talking about."
Seth- "Sorry Kyle. I think he'll get over his prejudice eventually, but I don't think he's gonna do anything to screw you up other than be kinda bitchy. "
Kyle- "Did you know that it is literally, I shit you not, against my religion to tolerate people being rude to me?"
Seth- "Oh my god, really? Damn... Uh, well maybe we can switch you to be on our team?"
Kyle- "I dunno... By the letter of the Eleventh Satanic Rule of the Earth, I shoulda destroyed him about ten feet out the door of the 403 building. But everything's situational. What was I supposed to be doing here, if not going in? What's the plan?"
Seth- "Well thanks for putting up with it, I appreciate it a lot. There's a Pepsi back home with your name on it. So plan is, scope the place out and make sure we're not gonna get attacked by fifty blood guys with pick-axes, if so-- kill them, otherwise than the rest of us waltz in there and we look for clues about mummies and stuff."
Kyle- "I guess the gunlords don't need me for that. You wanna send someone else in my place, just so shit can be even steven?"
Seth- "Hm, those two and Joe are our main gun lords. I guess I'm not supposed to go in, and they were being paranoid about Beau so.. that leaves you, Stevie and Ben. Ben & Stevie were supposedly too slow, but I could see if Stevie wants to go in, he's got long legs and is feisty."
Kyle- "Eh... Your call. I guess it doesn't have to be even either... Man, dudes are looking impatient..."
Was ahead, and probably didn't hear him, but ducks away and seems to be pleased about where the action might be. He never strays too far ahead, it breaks their line and leaves them vunerable, and pauses now and again to ensure that they don't break apart or run into an ambush.
From the sound of things, maybe the mummies were long, long gone after all. Why would they stay somewhere like this? He kept his crowbar in hand and did his best to lay waste to whatever they happened to come across, after lighting a single flare for additional illumination.
Post by Thy Dungyeon Maestyr on Jun 9, 2013 1:31:34 GMT -8
Joe, Patti and Ash stood near the building, looking in with Beau. Beau was pointing out where he had gone down and encountered the mummy. The entrance to that escalator was visible through the lightly tinted glass.
Joe- "This whole scene is sheisty as hell." He glanced back at Kyle and Seth talking, with Ben and Steve nearby. "What's the holdup? We should just get in there and get it done."
Ben just watched the others hash out their issues, and also let his eyes wander up and down and sideways, to see what there might be to see. Roll for perception! Nah, there was probably nothing to see out there. He hoped that there would be something to see in there though. Otherwise they might as well head back to the library and look for those magic books which he didn't think would be there. Seemed to him as if that's something they should've done before trying to confront the mummy. But so far Seth had been right about a lot of stuff, so Ben wasn't going to hold him back.
Post by ◊◊BLOODBEASTER◊◊ on Jun 9, 2013 2:04:41 GMT -8
Seth- "Hey so since the ammo trio have the most powerful weapons, having melee guys go in too seems like a bit of a waste of time. Joe, Patti & Ashley, wanna go in and blast the place up if necessary, then call the rest of us in? Extra melee guys could be close by for backup."
Post by Thy Dungyeon Maestyr on Jun 9, 2013 2:06:58 GMT -8
Joe- "With gusto! Pass me the radio, Stevie." He turned to Ashley and Patti. "We'll go straight for the lower mezzanine where Beau saw the mummy. Ready for cover fire, only moving when it's clear. Ready?"
He turned the volume on the radio fairly low, clipping it on his webbing near the shoulder, then lit a flare and held it in the bracing hand for his weapon.
"I Have both if need be. I think we can provide each other with enough cover to make it worthwhile if we get into a pinch." He was armed, but he didn't have an unlimited amount of ammunition. Patti had good aim, though he had never seen Joe at work. He wondered about him. He'd give him the benefit of the doubt and back them both up.
"Sounds good to me, Clemens, Sir." He replies with distinctly more focus than a few minutes before. He seemed happy enough with that.
"Right." He replied to Joe.
Patti didn't seem too concerned about the specifics of the tactical situation. Really, the extent of her tactical expertise was dealing with zombies or just common sense type stuff.