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#16 Post by Hotep the psychic » Mon May 25, 2015 3:09 am

Trevor joined dewitts side showing he came from the same vehicle. He held his rifle steadily, no attachments on it yet. He gave a small "Salute" before speaking "Staff Seargent Yornifax, field engineer and mechanic for the 803rd mobility unit for the SAS , repairs, minor demolitions, vehicle work and jerry rigging are my specialties ill even drive if needed" trevor reported looking the female agent over. "For an apocalypse shes nice. Still wouldnt trust her for my two pounds" trevor thought looking around now he then heard about her being a possible recon which perked up his interest..."recon? That might mean they found "old Gaelic"." Trevor thought (refering to the flipped bushmaster left in the city when on a mission)
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#17 Post by InceptionBwaaa » Mon May 25, 2015 3:52 am

Moira stepped up, giving a quick, slightly sarcastic salute.

"Petty Officer First Class Moira Siegfried, ma'am. Demolitions and technology expert, and licensed to operate aircraft." She went to at-ease position.

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#18 Post by y7h65 » Mon May 25, 2015 4:55 am

Entering the city, Yosef let out a low whistle at the sight of the city. While it had been a while since he had seen a city, he had not expected this. It looked bad but nowhere near as bad as he had imagined it. He had seen normal old cities that looked more desolate than this. The city would not give the impression of being a possibly zombie infested hellhole if it were not for the few ruins that spotted the land scape.

Exiting the vehicle with the rest of his travelling companions as it came to a stop, Yosef took the time to sling his backpack over his shoulder and hum a jaunty tune as he stood relaxed but with his rifle at the ready. Walking towards the city but keeping himself within sight of everyone else, he scanned the building. Taking in as much of the area as he could, he noted the possible sites for nests, crawler traps, or any other terrain that could lead to sudden zombie hording. There certainly was nothing like actually being present at a site to survey, even if the helos and planes provided a larger picture. Somethings could only be noticed, captured, or accessible from the ground and on foot.

At the sound of a barking shout, Yosef broke into a small grin before turning towards the source. Even as the rest of the men and women came to a ready in front of the white haired woman, Yosef kept at his position and waved merrily towards Agent Burke.

"Ah, Agent Burke! A pleasure to meet again, no?" Yosef asked loudly with a smile, a soft chuckle at the back of his throat even as his eyes continued to scan the city. "Are we not already acquainted? It would sadden me if you were to have already forgotten me. But for those I have not yet met, I am Yosef Levy. Just a humble Data Analyst and Tracker."
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#19 Post by Tyendinaga » Tue May 26, 2015 2:51 am

As the group entered the city, John had turned his up a bit and found himself watching through the window as his head rested upon it. Buildings, old signs, billboards, and even a few abandoned vehicles. Things didn't look so destroyed as they could have, perhaps out of maintenance but far from destroyed, just six months of overgrown laws and uncleaned windows. Hell, if one were to give it more than a brownouts worth of power most of it would probably light up just fine. Copper thieves and downed lines exempted of course. Maybe soon enough this would all be over, or perhaps the zombies would just rot away to nothing leaving whoever was left to pick up the slack. One could hope.

After a few minutes the vehicle came to a stop. "Hrmmm?" He blinked a moment, all the while people around him started to move, the drive in front of him exiting the vehicle. It seemed it was time to leave. After letting out a yawn, and stretching a bit, the man grabbed his rifle and roughly put the sling over his neck, and grabbed his backpack, before pushing ajar the door and stepping out into the world outside. It was definitely a fair bit cooler than inside the truck. He took in a breath, feeling that familiar rush to fresh air. It was time to get to work it seemed.

One arm after another, he slid his backpack on, all the while looking side to side, at the world around him. Though it was late in the year, it seemed there was little snow around. 'Global Warming for you I guess.' He looked around, watching as a few others got out of their vehicles. All sorts of different people in different sets of gear, Some not even wearing much beyond civillian clothing. Hell one of them was wearing a hoodie and cargo pants. He looked down at himself, guns, grenades, bullets, candy bars, load bearing vest, body armour, and that didn't even scratch the surface. "What am I, Batman's Utility belt?" he murmured to himself.

After a few moments of dallying around, a barking came out from the side as a lady came out somewhere near the back of the building, which John paid little attention aside from simply watching from the sidelines at the back as the lady walked around, eventually going up to the lead vehicle. Though he couldn't see worth [censored] from where he was, it seemed their 'boss' had arrived from a glance. His thoughts though were punctuated by the fact that the Hummvee's packed up and promptly began to leave. That was that.

While the soldiers did their thing, John walked himself over near where the group had begun to gather, once again staying near the back as people began to introduce themselves one by one. 'These people really take themselves seriously, Staff sergeant, Sergeant, Staff Sergeant, Petty officer, what next a Gunnery Sergeant?' he mused to himself, without countries or governments the ranks meant little, especially when anybody can say they were whatever they wanted in this day and age. After a moment he looked to Burke, who was probably looking for the next name at this point.

"John, Your Radioman" He answered simply.

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#20 Post by Ketzal » Wed May 27, 2015 4:09 pm

Jacquelyn stretched with a relieved groan, her muscles stiff from the long ride. She wasn't a stranger to riding in humvees like these, but scrunching up in a seat with all her gear in tow hadn't done any favors. She looked around at the dilapidated street, a pang of remorse hitting her as she imagined what it must've looked like only a few months ago. Hard to believe how much has changed so quickly...

At Agent Burke's command, however, she straightened and gave a salute. "Private First Class Jacquelyn Erinson reporting for duty ma'am. Field surgeon."

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#21 Post by Lief » Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:20 am

Inside the small crate that Agent Burke opened were several loaded 7.62 NATO magazines, two disposable lighters, and half a Butterfinger.

Agent Burke didn't seem to be paying much attention as everyone introduced themselves she emptied the crate, placing the magazines in the proper magpouches under her coat. The lighters were both shaken lightly then tossed away, and the half-eaten Butterfinger got left in the crate. "What kind of [censored] gives someone two empty lighters and half a candybar?" She didn't attempt to mask her disdain of whoever was in charge of supply.

She stood up straight when Yosef spoke, eyeing the other agent carefully. "It's been a while, Yosef. Surprised they're letting you off base, what with all the data they need analyzed." Burke chuckled lightly, then turned her attention to John.

"Ah, they sent someone with a radio for a change? Maybe the damn thing will actually work."

"Wasn't expecting a medic either." She nodded, more to herself than anything.

"I'm Catherine Burke. You will refer to me as Agent Burke or just Burke. My role is primarily extended reconnaissance or mid- to long-range support as DeWitt guessed, but Command has decided to send me you lot to lead into the city. Find survivors, make friends with the military unit if possible. Fun stuff. Oh, and one of the other recon units reported seeing a tank, I believe. Haven't seen it myself, but it should be interesting."

"Wait. You," Catherine pointed at the man who hadn't introduced himself. "Will be referred to as 'Snippy' since you carry a marksman rifle and failed to introduce yourself."

"Now that introductions are done, we should get out of the open. Follow me, and try not to make too much noise." Agent Burke started towards the same pathway she'd come from, not bothering to check if everyone was following or not.
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#22 Post by Tyendinaga » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:30 am

As the last introduction went by, John gave a slight glance over to the sniper. It seemed the guy wasn't in the mood to introduce himself, or just wasn't paying attention. After a moment he glanced back to the woman, who at this point seemed to be content with sifting through a bin of magazines and random junk. Turning away from the group, he looked around, taking in the scenery once again. 'I wonder what this place looked like back when people still lived here.' He mused to himself. Even though it had only been a few months, the toll of mother nature had clearly been paid, grass grew through cracks in the in the concrete, pot holes appeared occasionally in the street, the road verge, even lawns, were completely overgrown. Aside from that it was far from Detroit. Mow the lawns, put in some windows and doors, might as well be good as new.

"Now that introductions are done, we should get out of the open. Follow me, and try not to make too much noise."

He blinked a bit all the while coming back to reality. He hadn't a clue what exactly had been said in the past few moments, in fact the last thing he caught before that was her name. '....Something Burke, Rin Burke...Wait a minute.' He paused, apparently not even her name. 'Ah Crap.' He mentally kicked himself all the while turning himself around and with a few long strides came to a normal pace following behind Burke. 'Note to Self: Do not drink the morning before ops.'

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#23 Post by Lief » Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:55 am

After a few minutes of walking, Catherine decided to break the silence. "All I meant was no yelling or shouting or other stupid [censored]. Thought you lot would be more talkative than this. Yosef especially."

She stepped over the broken remains of a fence into a less-than-stellar looking backyard. There was a surprisingly-fresh bloodstain in the dead grass. Burke ignored it and continued, moving through a gate on the other side of the yard and out onto a street, turning right.

Dull groans and a handful of moans could be heard off in the distance if you listened carefully. The city was quiet aside from that and their footsteps.

"Closer than before. Wonder if they're migrating?" Burke wondered aloud.

"Yosef, any wisdom to share with some of the greenies?"
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#24 Post by Fawkes » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:07 am

The entire squad had kept rather quiet as they followed Agent Burke, Randal merely cradling his MP5SD in his hands as he followed behind the radioman. After a few minutes of walking Agent Burke spoke up.

"All I meant was no yelling or shouting or other stupid [censored]. Thought you lot would be more talkative than this. Yosef especially."

Randal gave a short huff before speaking, "There wasn't a whole lot to really talk about at the time, Burke".

Following close behind Burke through what remained of a fence into a rather unmaintained backyard, a fresh bloodstain caught Radal's eye as he carefully stepped over it.

"But I guess a fresh bloodstain could be a conversation starter... even if it's rather morbid." He said as he exited the backyard through the fence gate and ended up following the agent down the street turning to the right. The street that lay before them was empty and lifeless, almost like it was part of an abandoned movie set, except for the moans and groans that Randal could very faintly heard. Quietly following behind, the thought that there may not be any living survivors came to mind when Agent Burke decided to break the silence once again.

"Closer than before. Wonder if they're migrating?" Burke wondered aloud.

"Yosef, any wisdom to share with some of the greenies?"[/quote]

Randal simply gave a glance back towards Yosef, curious to hear what wisdom he may have in store.
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#25 Post by Hotep the psychic » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:13 am

Trevor followed amidst the silence, he walked casually, looking around as he did so. His hands carrying his rifle. After crossing the fence and entering the backyard he habitually looked down into the tall grass as if expecting something there but found no luck to sorts. He continued on seeing and hearing the comments on a blood stain then caught the faint moans of the undead only to slightly grip his rifle some more.
Then he heard something about zombies migrating if he heard correctly. "Migrating? Noooo thats silly" trevor thought. "if you ask me i beleive they are hording around a source of prey. Almost happened to me and bill before. Id advise wed at least hole up before nightfall if were playing it safe". trevor said a bit softer than his normal tone. He looked around again making sure his own safety and the safety of the group was fine. "Even so....what if what she said on the tank is true?" Trevor thought to himself
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#26 Post by y7h65 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:04 am

"Je crois que non, my green friend." Yosef responded cheerily to Trevor from his position near the front, kneeling down to glance at the ground around them. "The, how do you say, timing; it is too late in the year for most people to be travelling in the open. Many would choose to... what was it... bunker down and attempt to weather the winter."

Standing back to his full height, rifle slung on the back, Yosef took a few deep breaths. The snap of winter was present in the air, along with slight hints of ashes and the ever so faint scent of death ever present in the cities nowadays. Nothing that particularly jumped out as a sign of human activity. There were no signs on the ground either of anyone not connected to them passing through. No rushed hurried footprints, no doors and windows opened or closed recently that he could see, and no smell of rot. The fresh bloodstain was odd but with nothing to pin it down to, there was no way to tell if the bloodstain was from someone retreating deeper into the city or out of it. Finally, if they were mobbing something or someone, there would be a lot more noise or sound. Something that would have alerted the troops that had been here before he had arrived.

"No, nothing here shows that the walkers are in a horde event right now." Yosef answered matter of factily, scanning the nearby buildings. "If the bloodstain had any droplets leading into or away from the city center then I could give a more definite answer but with it being this close to the rendezvous, I do not think it belongs to whatever has drawn the attention of the walkers further in the city. More likely belonged to someone still in the area. My guess would be that the lack of food has them restless, walking towards the loudest source of noise. Something in the distance. The lack of rapid noise indicates that it is only a..., chain, of walkers rather than something moving into their vision and getting their attention."
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#27 Post by InceptionBwaaa » Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:57 am

Moira found herself a little rock and tossed it up. It came down right in front of her nose, and she plucked it from the air. Holding the rock there for a moment, she looked at it, her eyes going crosseyed. Then, with a small smile breaking across her face, she looks up at the back of Burke's head.

"I can make a bunch of noise if you like, Burke. In case you all need a distraction." She dangled a firecracker by its fuse.

Wish I'd brought my little handheld, Moira thought, remembering the miniature radar device she'd put together a while back. It could track movement up to a distance of 60 feet, which was very handy. The thing also had a geiger counter in it, but she didn't know if there was a need for that. Best to ask now, someone might know.

"Hey, Burke? There any radiation out here?" she asked, obviously not to Burke alone.
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