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Re: 4/15/2211 Stalkers

Post by dragoner » Wed May 22, 2019 5:59 pm

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Looking for clues in the recordings ...
The search returns no visual of the novice firing, as it must have been from a stand of trees 100-300 meters distant, as well as if they were a second shot, which the audio seems to indicate there was most certainly was, it would have been equally distant. One frame does almost show a ricochet one the face of the escarpment below where Martel's party sat on their horses above the melee with the bear. Ultimately one must think of what the evidence is actually evidence of ... who will shed tears at the sight of Martel's head?

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Re: 4/15/2211 Stalkers

Post by Bindoner » Wed May 22, 2019 6:29 pm

Zhenya thinks that there are dry eyes in one face at least:
Jiri, the Armorer, calmly composed, "Old scores to be settled, the war is not quite over."
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Re: 4/15/2211 Stalkers

Post by Taki117 » Wed May 22, 2019 6:33 pm

Kuerzu sighs softly as he gathers a set of robes from the abby once he'd arrived. Making his way to the refresher, by chance the same one Zhenya currently occupied. He set the robes aside before removing his bloodstained clothing and turning on the water, setting it to the perfect temperature.
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Re: 4/15/2211 Stalkers

Post by dragoner » Wed May 22, 2019 7:01 pm

Bindoner wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 6:29 pm
Zhenya thinks that there are dry eyes in one face at least:
Jiri, the Armorer, calmly composed, "Old scores to be settled, the war is not quite over."
The Empress as well would weep at the unjust end to a great personage as Martel, she would turn away loathing the man who brought Martel's head.

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Re: 4/15/2211 Stalkers

Post by Bindoner » Wed May 22, 2019 7:34 pm

by Taki117 » 22 May 2019, 22:33

Kuerzu sighs softly as he gathers a set of robes from the abbey once he'd arrived. Making his way to the refresher, by chance the same one Zhenya currently occupied. He set the robes aside before removing his bloodstained clothing and turning on the water, setting it to the perfect temperature.
Zhenya had been a little distant since the killing of Father Martel. Kuerzu had often felt himself watched on the way back to the monastery though, but Zhenya was always apparently engrossed in something "over there" or on the comm when he turned to look.

Sitting in the bathroom of the guest rooms assigned to them, reviewing the recordings, Zhenya is brought back to the hunt, the images of the fight with the bear, Kuerzu on its back, savaging it...

Suddenly there is somebody else in the room, and Zhenya startles, removing the earphones with one hand and reaching for a blade with the other, before recognising Kuerzu.

It would be terribly bad and disrespectful for Zhenya to pounce on Kuerzu in the monastery of a freshly murdered Abbot. Even if Kuerzu is insanely masculine and sexy right now, covered in the blood of his prey and smelling deliciously of the exertions of the hunt.... Terribly bad.... :?

Disrespectful had been the restraining word until now, but here he is, in the room, undressing...

Martel would understand, life is to lived fully in the brief time we have: "Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.".... "Give yourself a gift: the present moment."


"Ne moysya poka, moy khrabryy, svirepyy volk, ya khochu tebya takoy, kakaya ty yest'."
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Re: 4/15/2211 Stalkers

Post by Bindoner » Wed May 22, 2019 8:13 pm

Later...

With regret: "All the fights we never did that after...."

Back to business: "Now I can concentrate on the problem properly. I had better speak with Theta, if he is back, I need his knowledge of the Order and how to talk to them."
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Re: 4/15/2211 Stalkers

Post by Taki117 » Wed May 22, 2019 8:21 pm

Sighing contentedly Kuerzu goes to find some food, largely unable to help with the investigation. His talents lay in making war, not stopping it.
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Re: 4/15/2211 Stalkers

Post by dragoner » Wed May 22, 2019 10:33 pm

After time for love, and food, the hour strikes for Martel to be installed in his grave niche underground in the catacombs beneath the monastery. Brother Dylan is to give the elegy for the greatness that has passed from the universe, in a solemn ceremony, Martel is conveyed to the place of his interment. Many say their piece, where then Sister Jeleel, steps forward in the candle and fire light of torches,

"I will read now a passage from T. S. Eliot's The Wasteland:

O you who turn the wheel and look to windward,
Consider Phlebas, who was once handsome and tall as you.
"

Looking directly to Theta and rest of the party, a slight warning tone in her husky voice while speaking those lines, before turning to all congregated in the passageway, and reading on:

"After the torchlight red on sweaty faces
After the frosty silence in the gardens
After the agony in stony places
The shouting and the crying
Prison and palace and reverberation
Of thunder of spring over distant mountains
He who was living is now dead
We who were living are now dying
With a little patience

Here is no water but only rock
Rock and no water and the sandy road
The road winding above among the mountains
Which are mountains of rock without water
If there were water we should stop and drink
Amongst the rock one cannot stop or think
Sweat is dry and feet are in the sand
If there were only water amongst the rock
Dead mountain mouth of carious teeth that cannot spit
Here one can neither stand nor lie nor sit
There is not even silence in the mountains
But dry sterile thunder without rain
There is not even solitude in the mountains ...


With this Steel Dust transmits a message, "Sorry to interrupt the mourning for your friend, but we have a contact, a 300 ton explorer scout (M2, J5; Andy Slack's Explorer Scout from White Dwarf 40); they have done a high speed orbital pass and pinged our location."

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Re: 4/15/2211 Stalkers

Post by Bindoner » Thu May 23, 2019 5:00 am

Zhenya is almost grateful for the new threat, this situation is awkward.

"Time to go. Six in the jeep. Chaco driving, Leon and Calson are flight crew, Kuerzu, Kapitan. Elton, Chief Gunner. One more, either Theta or I. A one hour flight, then a return trip to collect the others. Three hours to dust-off, if we take everyone. The Star more than twice as fast as the Scout though, it is possible we could overtake and intercept, if we leave some behind. Then Elton flies the jeep, Chaco, Scree, Chir and Vern wait for us. Of course, attacking the Explorer probably means we cannot return. "
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Re: 4/15/2211 Stalkers

Post by Taki117 » Thu May 23, 2019 3:20 pm

Kuerzu gives a mental sigh. Another problem, for another day. "Steel Dust, What information did they get? how much time do we have?" He asks as he grabs what little gear he has with him and starts heading for the jeep.
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Re: 4/15/2211 Stalkers

Post by The D6 Rambler » Thu May 23, 2019 4:14 pm

Theta has been hanging back on purpose, watching. There is a lot going on... He is in his chamber at the monastery, when he hears Dust's call... He quickly dons his Armor and rejoins the group..

He logs into the monk directory as he does so, eyes passing over names...
9 7 7 7 7 B
Spear-3, Brawling-3, Tactics-1, Mechanical-1, Electronic-1, Air/Raft-1, Rifle-1, SMG-2, Streetwise-1
9 7 7 7 7 B

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