The apocalypse has finally come. With Monsters, the undead, and disease spreading around. Will you survive?
-Employee Access Key
Remember, this is a sneaking mission, Boss. Don't draw unnecessary attention to yourself. If you get seen, we'll have to extract you immediately and abandon the mission.
It was just another day at Jillian's bar for her patrons. Although a slow night lately, it would soon become much more exciting. You adjust the jacket on your back as you take another drink from your glass.
You didn't pay any mind to nothing in the dimly lit bar as a scream sounded off. The waiter was clutching his shoulder as he shoved some drunk out and locked the door.
More of the weirdos appeared in front the bar banging against the door. 'Never could find a moment of peace". The hell are you going to do?
Quick question on setting: Are we running a bar during the Apocalypse, or are is everything normal and its just starting? And if there are zombies, are we genre savvy, or is this every zombie movie ever where no one has ever heard the word 'zombie'
You head to the back of the counter looking for something you could use. There was a Kitchen Knife on the counter top. You also grabbed yourself a Lighter in the shelf. You see that the door has a while yet before it breaks but you push a heavy box in front of the door to buy yourself more time.
(Alright fixing it.)
>Help a Bar Patron
>Escape through back door.
You tend to the bartender and inform of how he should treat his injury.
You head out through the backdoor as the door starts to give. There was the city streets to your right and further down the alley the alley to the left.
>Head into the city streets?
>Continue down Alley?
>Head back into Bar?
Daaaaamn! There was a lot of these fuckers, luckily none of them noticed you yet. You turn and see the bars door give in as the Monsters file in as screams could be heard. Not good!
>Street: Into City
>Street: Out of City
You move with utmost caution among the Monsters, somehow they don't immediately notice you as they are preoccupied by their aimless wandering.
You walk up to a directory of the city.
>Directory(You are here).
Hospital and Police station sound like the worst places to go.
>the place where all the injured, and infected, people are going.
>Where everyone is going to go thinking its gonna be safe
These are going to be the most crowded place out of all of them, and the worst places to go at the start of all this chaos.
You enter your apartment building seemingly untouched by the madness outside. You head to your room, 109. You find your keys to your motorcycle on the key rack. You find a small revolver 'five-round cylinder'.
Your cellphone begins to vibrate in your pocket. Pulling out the flip phone you answer it.
Who was calling you?
>Girlfriend (If you have one).
>Your Bro(If you have one).
You remember how much of a recluse you were and wonder who was on the other end.
"Hello"? You say to the voice.
" Hey, you don't know me but I wanna you people still left in this town. I'll be your eyes and help you out. Just call me Sky Eye buddy, I'll try to help you get out alive". The voice on the other ends clicks off as you put your phone away.
>Consult Sky Eye(Advice & Information)
Well that's not creepy at all.
Part of my want to take the motorcycle, but the streets are probably congested too much to get anywhere with it.
Consult Sky Eye, see if there are any secure, open routes we could take the bike out on.
If not, ask for the fastest route out on foot.
>Pack some essentials while talking to sky eye buddy. Nonperishable food, a spare change of warm clothes, plenty of water, and look up survival tips online such as making water filters and shit.
*Beep* Sky Eye currently unavailable. Monitor R-6, detecting no completely safe routes, although a motorcycle will get you past most obstacles. You pack some essentials in a backpack and check for anyone else in the building but find it empty.
On Foot Easy Roll
Motorcycle Hard Roll
We should tape the key to our house on our door for others, and leave it unlocked. Then write a note for other survivors with our number, eye in the sky's number, and tell them not to make a mess but use what they need and leave what they dont for others.
You leave a note on your apartment room door fixing your hat to your head. Heading to the garage you start up the bike with a satisfying hum.
Driving out from the garage you start off through the streets avoiding obstacles with the maneuverable cycle. You come up to a break between the streets and highway.
>Streets: Average Risk, Average Event Chance.
>Highway: ??? Risk, Low Event Chance.
Ideally we would have full motorcycle gear - impact/abrasion resistant warm clothes, helmet, etc. a step down from that, and more normie, is leather clothes and helmet. Step below that, normie clothes and helmet. Subhuman tier is leather clothes no helmet. Bottom bitch is normie clothes no helmet.
Revving the engine you head up the highway going past wrecked vehicles and Monsters. You stop as a burning wreckage blocks your way as a group of people are attempting to clear a way through. 'Just my fucking luck'.
You start down from the bike as the people try to get you to help. The monsters drones and cries and getting closer.
>Help clear wreckage
>Talk to: Girl
>Jump to roof of building
>Talk to: Girl
If the monsters get to close jump on to the roof of the building take the girl with us.ask the girl if she knows whats going on where are the police/army. If the wreck gets clear sing danger zone and get as far from here as possible.
You help attempt to clear the wreckage but it's slow moving so you try to make a distraction to buy time.
You ask the girl where the military or police are. It seems that they were currently trying to fight back. The black haired girl has an injured leg so she might be able to keep up with you.
They were closing in and you knew they weren't going to clear it in time.
>Jump To Safety
-Leave Rachel, Auto Success
-Try to jump with her, Roll 1d10. 5 and below she dies, 3 and below you get injured during jump.
Does this mean we did it stylishly and made her swoon?
Maybe even the zeds are stunned and going "oh damn".
You hoist her on your back and with a running start you launch yourself of the highway onto the roof like Altair. Not even a stumble or fall you set her down and check her leg.
She had a cut on her upper thigh but she could still move. She won't be able to run in her condition.
You proceed to the ground floor and decide where to go next.
Part of me says Clinic to get her treated, but it'll have the same problem as the Hospital with overcrowding and infected swarming it.
Voting Pawnshop, maybe we can steal something worthwhile.
The two of you proceed to the Pawn shop although it's been looted already but maybe there's something left still?
John: Fine, Clear
Rachel: Caution, 4.3% Green
(This won't be the last time we see the bike).
Set up a system now. The girl keeps watch, for any signs of activity. If any is found, she alerts us by tapping us on the shoulder to not alert anything else with noise. She must always be within arms reach with this system, delays will kill us.
Now, pick the lock on the sealed case.
Rachel stands watch ready to alert you of any danger. You search through some the store yielding...
>Sealed Case: Locked
-First Aid Kit
(Rachel has a Virus. If it gets to 100% she will become a monster).
-Great: 80-100 Life
-Fine: 50-79 Life
-Caution: 30-49 Life
-Danger: 1-29 Life
Apply First Aid
Contact Eye if possible, see if he can tell us where we can and can't go.
Then leave, don't want to spend too much time in one spot.
I'd like it if it wasn't standard fare with zombie virus where you either get a specific antivirus, or you're guaranteed zombie; and more like general infection that if left untreated does what infections do, kill you and you turn.
You pick the lock as loud as a mouse as you eventually hear a satisfying click as you pop the case open.
A.R. Parts C!
You treat Rachel's injury, she is now feeling fine and has better mobility. Sky Eye advises you to escape quickly through the other half of the highway. However you could try taking the Streets or Back roads to find more supplies or more survivors.
You find a three seat truck and pull away to your next stop.
-Highway cost: 5 Low Danger, Low Opportunity
-Street cost: 10 Medium Danger, Opportunity
-Backroad cost: 15 High Danger, High Opportunity
(Rachel's Viral State will worsen upon contact with Monsters. If it gets above 30% it will go up automatically until you use a special medicine to treat it).
-Highway cost: 5 Low Danger, Low Opportunity
Listen to the radio for info if its still working if not look for classic rock cds and hope for highway to hell. Ask Rachel how she got hurt and how she is feeling.
I've seen enough movies to know they'll turn us back or shoot Rachel if they so much as even think she's infected.
Nope. Just nope.
Voting for Keep going.
Checking the checkpoint out you get directed into the Evacuation Center forcefully. There were other people here as well.
>Wait for Evacuation
>Find A Way Out
You take Rachel and search around for a way out and there's a window you could climb out of but only rachel could fit.
You have control of John and Rachel
>Talk to Other Evacuees
>Rachel Climbs Out
You boost her up to the roof and toss her the phone and Knife up. She drops down to the ground looking around seeing the coast was clear. Sky Eye advises you to find a way to open the emergency exit.
John didn't find anyone willing to bust out. Well, guess it's up to Rachel.
Rachel stays put as Sky Eye advises on finding a way to open an emergency exit. One of the Evacuees Vincent volunteers to find a way if you will take him with you.
>Find your own way, or let Vincent help?
Vincent checks the tent while you get the truck. You check how Rachel is doing and seems to be feeling sick. However you need to get out of dodge soon.
Vincent comes back with a handgun and a A.R. Parts A & B
A.R. Rifle 100% Get
A.R. Magazine 50%
SI Handgun 15/15 Get!
>Escape across Bridge
>Escape through Tunnel
Breaking past the barricade you drive up the ramp onto the bridge finally glad to be leaving the city. You an abnormally large Monster standing at the middle of the bridge.
Many wrecked vehicles and bodies lay strewn about the otherwise intact bridge.
>"Fuck, What's the plan"?!
Any action to provoke it didn't work and it seemed to a large claw arm. It seems adamant in not letting you past.
"Well either we throw in the towel, or we take this fucker out". Vince commented.
>Try the Tunnel?
Does it...LOOK pissed off, or is it a neutral looking advance? Might be hard to tell the body language on these things.
Still, back up to be safe. If we can make it get off the bridge by talking, thats probably the best way to go.
Vince tries to reverse but it advanced to fast flipping the truck. Vincent bailed in time while the You and Rachel crawl from the truck. It's do or die now.
>Send Someone to find another weapon?
Vince opens Fire on the Monster while you and Rachel blast it with shells and lead. It seems to take little damage from your weapons fire. "Fuck! Were going to need bigger guns"!
"Let's send this fucker to hell"! The two of fire missiles and Rifle shots bringing it to a knee. It finally slumps forward melting into a pile of black ooze and blood. A helicopter arrives as Rachel fall unconscious. A few armed men in black suits fired a few shot's as you fall to the ground unable to remain awake.
Scenario 1 Complete.
>Select Protagonist of next Scenario
You slowly open your eyelids and let out a drawn out yawn. Rising from the cold metal ground you see that you were inside a cage of some sort. Your body black as the darkness of space. Your eyes glowing pools of blood and claws where your hands and feet used to be. You couldn't recall much of anything now that you think about it. Where am I?
You attempt to say 'Hello' but all that came out was a gutteral howl. Nothing was heard as you lower your head in disappointment. After a while the white light of the room begins flashing red.
"*Beep*Warning! Facility has been compromised, self destruction shall occur in 10 Minutes to prevent Shadowstalker from escaping facility. All employees and personnel please evacuate to your designated extraction point*beep*".
'That doesn't sound good'.
The cage click's as cage door slides up allowing to exit and stretch your tall body.
Now you just need to get out of here.
Current Level 46
Moving with intense swiftness you zip up the stairwell until it ends in a collapsed section.
You head out onto the balcony again seeing the number 30 on the wall. You could see an elevator ascending up and another way out through a vent near the top if you climbed up there.
>Hitch Ride on Elevator?
>Try to climb to Vent?
Fearing the people on the elevator would be aggressive, you climp up the walls all the way up to the 1st level Vent pulling the grate off and crawling inside.
Following into its end you drop into a hallway. People flee for their lives away from you. A directory shows a helicopter and a train evacuation.
>Escape on Helicopter?
>Escape on Train?
Slipping onto the train as it starts to depart you slide into one of the rear cars meant for storage. You turn and seems guy staring at you being as still as he can, as if you were a t-rex or something?
The man rises and headsto the door opening it up. "Hey Romanov you doing okay back there? I had a bad feeling and wanted to check up on you".
" Nah nothing much on my end. Just collecting my thoughts ". The other guy leaves to the other car leaving you and " Romanov" who sits back against the door acroos the room from you.
You gave Romanov a wave with your clawed hand and he returns your gesture awkwardly. Your come midway and scatch a message into the floor.
"Not sure what happened to cause you " things"? I'm in the dark as much as you are". He scratches his small beard and rummages in a box.
"Oh, uh, shit. Look maybe there's something in these boxes"? He looks through a few boxes collecting some things and places them out. " So here's some stuff if you need em' and I your up to it, a game of cards"?
Fizzy lifting drink, damnit wonka
Try to see what tastes best though, our new form might have weird tastebuds.
Then play a game of strip poker. Wait, we're already nude. Regular poker.
You try the chocolate which tasted pretty darn good, the chips tasted like ash for some reason? The fizzy drink had a funny taste to it as you guzzled it down.
You & Romanov proceed to play various card games lie poker to Go-fish for some time.
4 Actions until Train stops at Station.
>What will you do next?
You find a piece of glass glass viewing your jagged razor sharp test, along with your snout and old black hair.
You ask him about the station by gesturing to a box.
"Well that'll probably work out but I'll need time to get something to move you when we arrive". Romanov explains to you.
>What will you do next?
You ask barely above a whisper if you were wearing clothes?
"No, your bare as man in his birthday suit".
He proceeds to drink from a flask waiting for you to initiate conversation. 'He's quite the quiet fellow'.
"Fuck, um shit, look calm down OK, were about to arrive to get in your box and don't come at all ok? I'll let you out".
You slip inside the box as Romanov heads off, you hear the sound's of people leaving the train and all you hear voices muffled in the room.
It tastes like wood, and not chicken, darn. You press your ear against the box trying to listen in.
"Alright Romanov, me and Slodninsky will move the box for you. But only because I owe as much as I owe on my credit card debt". The box jostles a bit as you feel yourself being moved a good distance and you bump as you are placed onto something metal.
You feel a vibration as you feel motion as you are transported to some unknown destination.
You stay silent as a mouse for quite some until the rumbling comes to a halt, the vehicle door shutting. A few minutes later after some effort the box is forced open allowing you to step out and stretch your body.
"Welcome to my humble home". A two story wooden house was before you, along a large field and forest on each side of his house. "You can make yourself at home or whatever". Romanov walks inside his house leaving you to your devices.
You follow close behind him into his home. It looked very comfy and homely. Ask ask him about what you are?
"I don't exactly know myself. The higher ups called you guys Shadowstalkers. And you all appeared out of thin air itnseems and everyone is freaked out by it".
He proceeds to make himself some food in the meantime.
>Talk to Romanov
You mask him about your friends current whereabouts and about sky eye.
"No, I heard they brought some guys in though but that was it. Although I don't know who Sky Eye is though".
>Talk to Romanov
Romanov shows you to a guest room and you curl onto a bed and try to get some sleep. You come after light had shined into your eye too much. You stretch your boy getting rid of the kinks in your joints as you head out into the main room.
Waffles and Eggs were set out on a plate for you. Romanov was watching some television.
>Sit at Table?
>Sit next to Romanov?
After eating a healthy helping of food you plop down beside Romanov watching T.V.
"Hey, what do you want to watch. And do you have a name, I never really asked"?
>Tell Him your Name?
>What will you watch on the T.V.?