Deadlands: Hell on Earth Reloaded
November 16th – 18th, 2097
Absent— ‘Droid’ Carver
The party bury the dead, and pull Ack-Ack’s truck from the wrecked shack. Blake Abernathy asks if he can move his family, and the rest of his farm community to USAF Olivia Station now that their home is in ruins. The party agrees, and they arrange for the water purification system to be relocated to The Quarry
Back at base, the party confers with Sturges, who finished disecting Slade’s corpse. He discovered a computer module stored in the brain, and it was attached to an odd device covered in runes. He said there was no doubt it was weird science at work; strange magic and he didn’t completely understand its purpose, but would continue to dig in to it.
He also said there was another strange occular device in Slade’s head that appeared to have never been activated. He was excited to get a hold of Ack-Ack’s corpse to continue his research, with a little too much enthusiasm.
In the darkest part of the night, ‘Gypsy’ Imoen has a terrible dream where she is buried alive and has to claw her way to the surface, and she sees Olivia Station and stumbles towards it. She ends up inside and see’s Slade’s reflection in a computer monitor, and her own face behind him, with a gun drawn, than blackness. She is startled awake.
This ends up being a portent of things to come…
In the dawn’s early morning light, Sully Mathis, mayor of The Quarry, arrives and asks the party if they would clear out Wicked Fleet Shipping, a pre-war shipping company that hasn’t been touched due to the… zombie problem. This gets the party’s attention and they agree to help, as they hope to find some good scavenged items as it probably hasn’t been touched in 16 years.
Sully looks at Gypsy and says, “Murderer”, but no one else notices.
They load up into one of the truck’s and head out on the 9 mile trek east of their base, just passed the outskirts of Concord.
The pull up a mile or so short and ‘Gypsy’ Imoen volunteers to scout ahead. They link into her comm to see what she see’s. They push the truck along behind to keep the element of surprise.
Gypsy walks the rocky, wooded perimeter surrounding Wicked Fleet Shipping and enters in the fenced area. She unlocks a padlocked trailer to find it full of corpses that begin to rise. She quickly slams the trailer shut and re-locks it!
She turns and approaches the building when she is noticed by more undead laying beneath the debris in the loading docks. Flames erupt from their eyes and opened mouths as they loudly moan, throwing her in panic.
Gypsy stares at the zombie as it lurches towards her, frozen in fear. She see’s that it has Slades face. Another one approaches and she see’s it too has Slade’s accusing glare!
“Murderer” it says and attacks! The force of the blow knocks her backwards, hitting the ground hard, and ‘Gypsy’ Imoen’s eyes close for the last time.
- Jake missed Gypsy’s fear check, and becomes shaken. The zombies beat her initiative and one hits with 4 raises!
The rest of the party arrive, but its too late for Gypsy, the Burnin Dead have broken through her skull and are feasting on the moist, grey tissue beneath with greedy abandon.
Hung replies, “Yeah, but 0% of our fighting force!” Benny Achieved
They enter the facility and are almost immediately beset upon by over a dozen more flaming undead creatures. Quick action with a grenade takes out a significant percentage of them, and the “BIG BAD” shows up, but is promptly head shot by Elmo Maddox. It erupts in a terrible irradiated blast, but the party is able to avoid it.
They mop up the rest and only Samo Hung takes any further damage. They then spend 12 hours scrounging the building for supplies and decide to make camp here for the night.
In the middle of the night, during Elmo Maddox’s watch, a figure watches him patrol from the treeline. Its Jaheria, Jakes new character , and her finger has pulled her bow string Taut—ready to snipe him—mistaking him for a raider. She hesitates, and instead considers releasing the zombies from the locked trailer nearby, to have them attack the sleeping party. Something stops her, and she decides to just watch and wait.
In the morning, as the party gears up, three loud, strange “popping” sounds are heard outside, and Jaheria is startled to see three figures appear out of no where just a few dozen yards in front of her. The familiar voice of Pam ‘Mister’ Rivera comes across Samo’s comm.
“Hey Samo, come outside. We should talk…”
The party guardedly complies and walk out to find Rivera, Nicole ‘Patch’ Smith and a strange, floating machine that looks like “Sputnik” waiting for them.
“Hi guys, we have business to discuss…”