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Lost Harbor
Mid-morning of the seventh day finds our scouting party nearing their destination — the buildings Kuari spotted by air. Meanwhile, back at the house, hopes are that the efforts to clean the solar roof will pay off as the sun rises higher in the sky, allowing its rays to strike more of the freshly-cleaned tiles.
After 26-Feb-2020 00:00:00
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 21:15:31
:: walking along with the scout party, offering everyone bits of the deer-like animal that Kuari killed yesterday from her backpack ::
SCI LtJG Jude 26-Feb-2020 21:17:12
:: is still a floor burrito ::
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 21:17:31
:: plods along with the party, gratefully accepting the snacks. She keeps her eyes peeled for anything useful, but there’s nothing so far... ::
CSO Cdr Wright 26-Feb-2020 21:17:33
:: wipes a sheen of sweat off her brow from the hike, even though it's not warm ::
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 21:17:39
:: walks ahead of the party, leading the way, doing her best to focus on the proper direction ::
NAV Lt Navarro 26-Feb-2020 21:18:31
:: tending to the fire as he heats up some meat ::
CSO Cdr Wright 26-Feb-2020 21:18:54
:: gratefully accepts some meat and gnaws on it ::
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 21:20:32
:: once the meat has been passed around, she takes some for herself and looks ahead ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 26-Feb-2020 21:20:40
:: finds the best easiest footing, directing the humaniods behind him who have to stay on two feet, relying some on the trust he has for the First Officer to watch for any danger from fauna. ::
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 21:21:03
:: with the temperature this morning, she finds herself quite glad to actually have clothes again ::
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 21:21:11
:: is grateful to finally be wearing clothes, keeping up an eager pace for most of the morning. She eats her snack, occasionally checking that everyone is still together ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 26-Feb-2020 21:21:12
:: is still up on the roof, muttering to herself irritability as she cleaned the solar tiles off with every scrub. ::
CSO Cdr Wright 26-Feb-2020 21:21:27
:: is so thirsty and wishes there had been some way to bring clean water with them ::
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 21:22:10
ACTION> With at first a flicker, and then a longer one, and then a third pulse, longer still, the power begins to return to the house as the sun's angle grows against the clean part of the roof.
:: finishes her meat and pulls a canteen from the small pocket of the backpack ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 26-Feb-2020 21:23:03
:::Watches the group plod along in the unseeable distance, straining his powers to keep track of them; before being distracted by the return of the power.::
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 21:23:54
:: takes a drink, then offers it to Lexy :: CSO: Thirsty?
CSO Cdr Wright 26-Feb-2020 21:24:59
:: blinks at Kate :: CO: Where did you find a canteen? :: accepts it gratefully and takes small sips ::
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 21:25:19
CSO: In the backpack. Apparently the previous owner liked to hike. :: grins ::
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 21:26:18
:: smiles at the interaction, peering ahead in hopes they’re close ::
SCI LtJG Jude 26-Feb-2020 21:26:54
:: groans at the lights, and finally de-burritos herself ::
NAV Lt Navarro 26-Feb-2020 21:27:01
:: peers back into the house as electrical systems start to come to life ::
CMO Lt Tailor 26-Feb-2020 21:27:23
::flops an arm out, rolls over and manages to dump herself rudely on the floor because she's used to alot more bed space:: Self: Oww.. ::blinks, sits up and untangles herself from the blankets::
SCI LtJG Jude 26-Feb-2020 21:27:50
:: stands up, the blanket over her shoulders, and looks down at Tailor :: CMO: ...mood
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 21:28:05
:: passes through the brush on all fours lower than Wolfe does, lowering her head and unintentionally leaving the higher twigs for him to deal with ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 26-Feb-2020 21:28:32
:: is finally beginning to curse in irritation, glancing at her dirty hands as she worked on cleaning the roof, muttering. :: All: WAKE UP! :: yells in irritation, grabbing a filthy cloth and throwing it down against the window ::
CSO Cdr Wright 26-Feb-2020 21:28:34
:: hands the canteen back, careful to only take what she needs and save the rest for others ::
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 21:29:00
:: offers the canteen to the rest of the party ::
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 21:29:18
:: takes the canteen, sips a small swig, then hands it to the next person ::
SCI LtJG Jude 26-Feb-2020 21:29:18
:: quite literally jumps into the air at Grey's shout :: WHAT THE FUCK-
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 26-Feb-2020 21:29:31
TAC2: Most excellent, my dear. ::Shouts up to her.::
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 21:29:33
All: Drink sparingly, since it is all I brought.
CMO Lt Tailor 26-Feb-2020 21:29:48
SCI: Morning. ::flips the blanket back onto the bed:: I see you're feeling better.
SCI LtJG Jude 26-Feb-2020 21:30:34
:: groans :: CMO: Not really. I want to dig my own grave right now.
NAV Lt Navarro 26-Feb-2020 21:31:00
:: walks inside, looking at the electrical devices as they sputter to life ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 26-Feb-2020 21:31:52
:: grunts as he pushes a log to the side to give everyone behind him easier access. ::
CMO Lt Tailor 26-Feb-2020 21:32:46
SCI: Still feeling sick? ::goes to the first aid kit and looks for a thermometer::
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 21:34:35
ACTION> Finally, the power comes on and stays that way, everything having shaken off the long years of disuse.
SCI LtJG Jude 26-Feb-2020 21:34:37
:: gives Tailor a blank stare of Not Wanting To Be Here, and grunts ::
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 21:34:52
:: stops and looks at the ground, already not far from her face. The area looks faintly worn in a way unlike any other, and she looks from side to side. Turning away from the river, she follows it ::
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 21:35:14
ACTION> Along with the lights, the most apparent sign is the sound of air circulation... and a few minutes after that, the return air is clearly warm!
TAC2 1Lt Grey 26-Feb-2020 21:35:28
:: grumbles as she continues to clean, before finally scrambling down with the soaking wet rags and throws one at Navarro's chest before keeping the other one for herself :: NAV: Help me fricking clean the roof. :: hisses and turns to return to the roof ::
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 21:35:31
:: alternates between ducking and bobbing away from branches and snapping them off at head-height ::
CMO Lt Tailor 26-Feb-2020 21:35:49
SCI: I get it, believe me. ::looks up in surprise as the power and the heat comes on:: SCI: Well, at least there's that. ::smiles::
CTO LtC Wolfe 26-Feb-2020 21:36:15
:: follows Kuari, and with the path more clear, turns his mind much more to possible threats. ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 26-Feb-2020 21:36:54
::Trots into the house, noting the sound of air flow, looking around for vents.::
SCI LtJG Jude 26-Feb-2020 21:37:25
:: still looks at Tailor with a look of being Dead Inside ::
CMO Lt Tailor 26-Feb-2020 21:37:36
::grabs the thermometer from the first aid kit, which had been hiding underneath some ancient analgesics which are clearly past their expiration date:: SCI: Ok, open up.
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 21:37:45
ACTION> The vents are easily found now that air is moving through them, despite being cleverly camouflaged.
CSO Cdr Wright 26-Feb-2020 21:37:57
Ah! :: sucks air between her teeth and looks down to see she's scraped her arm on an errant branch ::
SCI LtJG Jude 26-Feb-2020 21:38:29
:: opens up :: CMO: aaaaaaccck
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 21:38:31
:: pauses and turns at the sound of a yell :: CSO: You alright?
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 21:38:41
:: peers over at Lexy with concern ::
CSO Cdr Wright 26-Feb-2020 21:39:22
:: annoyed at herself :: Self: Damn. MED: I'm fine, it's just a scratch. :: licks the blood away ::
CMO Lt Tailor 26-Feb-2020 21:39:27
::puts the thermometer under Linxi's toungue and presses the button to start the reading::
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 21:39:35
:: nods, continuing along ::
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 21:39:47
ACTION> The thermometer is quite dead.
CMO Lt Tailor 26-Feb-2020 21:40:39
Self: Well, that doesn't help. ::frowns at the dead thermometer::
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 21:40:58
:: begins to trot up the path as it becomes slowly more defined ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 26-Feb-2020 21:41:08
::Examines the vent; scratches his chin, as he edits the mental map he'd been making of the house.::
SCI LtJG Jude 26-Feb-2020 21:41:23
CMO: Think blue grandpa can make it work?
CMO Lt Tailor 26-Feb-2020 21:42:01
SCI: Maybe he can.
SCI LtJG Jude 26-Feb-2020 21:42:28
:: screams out at nobody in particular :: BLLLUUUUUUUE GRAAAANDPAAAAA! WE NEEEEED YOOOOUUUU :: coughs ::
CMO Lt Tailor 26-Feb-2020 21:42:56
SCI: Don't overdo it.. ::smirks::
SCI LtJG Jude 26-Feb-2020 21:43:24
:: coughs again :: CMO: Now you say.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 26-Feb-2020 21:44:41
::Looks up at the shouting, walking into the next room over.:: SCI: Yes, lieutenant?
CMO Lt Tailor 26-Feb-2020 21:44:52
CEO: I think Linxi's trying to say that we'd like you to take a look at this. ::Holds up the dead thermometer::
CEO: The battery's dead apparently.
NAV Lt Navarro 26-Feb-2020 21:46:31
:: gets a wet rag square in the chest while he was trying to puzzle out a display :: TAC2: ¡Ay! Ask nicely next time!
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 21:47:29
:: stops again as she spots something in the distance--buildings! Her security training kicking in, she stops and looks back at Wolfe and waits, lowering her head so as to not be spotted by any potential threats ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 26-Feb-2020 21:47:59
::Leans in to have a look.:: CMO: Hmmmm...
NAV Lt Navarro 26-Feb-2020 21:48:18
:: starts making his way up the side of the house, climbing on the outside of the window ::
CMO Lt Tailor 26-Feb-2020 21:48:18
::hands the thermometer over to the old man::
CTO LtC Wolfe 26-Feb-2020 21:49:30
:: pulls up next to Kuari and stops :: XO: This is the destination?
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 21:49:47
:: stops once Kuari and Wolfe do, waiting to see their plan ::
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 21:49:57
:: comes to a stop behind the leaders, grinning excitedly ::
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 21:50:06
:: quietly :: CTO: Yes. No signs of occupants yet.
CSO Cdr Wright 26-Feb-2020 21:50:13
:: also stops, crouching down ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 26-Feb-2020 21:50:23
XO: Have you been closer than this?
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 26-Feb-2020 21:50:33
CMO: Perhaps, I can find a compatible socket or station to charge them in... assuming they can be at all...
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 21:50:43
:: looks at him :: CTO: No, I was actually much further away, above.
NAV Lt Navarro 26-Feb-2020 21:51:46
:: summits Mt. House :: TAC2: Why yes, Ryleigh, I would be happy to help you clean the roof.
CTO LtC Wolfe 26-Feb-2020 21:52:43
:: nods :: XO: Hmm. It would be prudent, then, for the two of us to get a closer look and assess the situation. :: looks back to Harper :: CO: I'd like everyone but Commander Kuari and myself to stay here for a bit while the two of us scout out the encampment. :: CO/XO: If, of course, the two of you agree.
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 21:53:33
:: raises an eyebrow, but doesn’t question the tactical expert ::
CMO Lt Tailor 26-Feb-2020 21:53:34
CEO: Maybe so. I wonder if it has a solar battery..
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 21:54:06
:: looks ahead at the buildings, then back to Kuari and Wolfe :: CTO/XO: Go ahead, and be careful.
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 21:54:40
:: nods dutifully and leaves the party with Wolfe, moving closer to their destination ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 26-Feb-2020 21:54:44
CO: Aye, Captain. Of course.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 26-Feb-2020 21:54:46
::Looks over the device, sighing for a moment, before removing his spectacles from his pocket and breaking one of the arms off; prising the battery compartment open.::
CTO LtC Wolfe 26-Feb-2020 21:55:02
:: walks, semi-crouched, side by side with Kuari for a bit ::
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 21:56:11
:: finds a rock to sit on, resting her feet while she waits. ::
CSO Cdr Wright 26-Feb-2020 21:56:45
:: sits on the rock next to Acacia ::
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 21:56:54
:: as she gets closer, drops low to her belly, the length of her body almost gliding as elbows and knees move rapidly like gears to carry her forward, a move she can't do well in her armor ::
CMO Lt Tailor 26-Feb-2020 21:57:13
SCI: Have you eaten yet this morning?
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 21:57:14
:: watches her two officers go ahead, confident in their abilities, but still watchful ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 26-Feb-2020 21:57:32
::Grumbles to himself as he looks the old batteries over.::
CTO LtC Wolfe 26-Feb-2020 21:57:41
XO: Commander, you take the right, I'll take the left. Stay along the tree line once we get close enough, and once we meet on the other side, we'll decide what to do from there.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 26-Feb-2020 21:57:50
:: grins at Navarro brightly, returning to her previous cleaning :: NAV: Thank you~! I'll treat you to my homemade cookies when we get back to the ship.
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 21:58:28
:: exhales slowly, resting her head on a nearby tree and trying to rest as much as she can before the others get back ::
NAV Lt Navarro 26-Feb-2020 21:58:37
:: chuckles and starts cleaning :: TAC2: That would be delightful. You were probably justt sore about losing that last game of pool. sí?
CSO Cdr Wright 26-Feb-2020 21:58:49
:: casually shows her scratch to Em :: MED: All things being equal, I'd like to clean it, but I'm sure it'll be fine.
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 21:59:33
:: looks over, giving a slow nod :: CSO: I agree. If there’s running water at this house as well you should rinse it off.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 26-Feb-2020 21:59:56
NAV: It's the fact I've been up here since before the scouting party left, cleaning, and no one's bothered to ask if I needed help since. So I roped you into it, you were closest and able-bodied to boot. :: with Navarro and Acacia, she was relatively open. ::
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 21:59:59
:: nods to Wolfe and goes right ::
SCI LtJG Jude 26-Feb-2020 22:00:47
CMO: uh. no.
NAV Lt Navarro 26-Feb-2020 22:00:54
TAC2: Everyone is doing their parts, Ryleigh. I tended to the fire and heated up breakfast for us all. And the captain herself helped you yesterday!
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 26-Feb-2020 22:03:59
::Shakes his head.:: All: They're definitely dead. ::Chuckles.:: But I cannot see any... corrosion on the out side of them; so there is still some hope.
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 22:04:31
:: loses sight of Kuari once she goes low, but Wolfe's still easily seen ::
CMO Lt Tailor 26-Feb-2020 22:05:17
SCI: Get yourself something to eat, you should keep your energy up. CEO: That's good. Maybe it's possible to recharge them.
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 22:07:31
ACTION> Wolfe and Kuari reach the back edge of the heavy brush, laid stones retarding the growth of wild plants somewhat, creating a clearing all the small buildings face, similar in construction to the building they've already found.
CTO LtC Wolfe 26-Feb-2020 22:08:04
XO: They look just as abandoned as where we've taken up residence.
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 22:08:45
:: narrows her eyes as she keeps watch on them; ordinarily, she would put these two up against anyone, but they're relatively unarmed at the moment ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 26-Feb-2020 22:09:00
CMO: Strange is it not? The things that should have lasted decades or centuries are damaged or broken; yet things that should have rotten, or are more perishable remain.
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 22:09:52
:: nods, sitting now to rest with her head now up towards Wolfe's to better be heard in a low voice :: CTO: I haven't seen or smelled anyone. I did walk over another pathway though, this one much more worn. Should we investigate the square?
CTO LtC Wolfe 26-Feb-2020 22:12:27
XO: Let's.
CMO Lt Tailor 26-Feb-2020 22:14:02
CEO: That is strange, isn't it.
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 22:15:06
:: sees them move out of sight, lets out a breath she didn't realize she was holding ::
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 22:15:14
:: leads the way carefully back towards the party, into the village square, looking to either side at the buildings for any sign of movement and sniffing the air the whole way. Nothing jumps out at her, and she finds herself in the center. There is a sign that she cannot read, leaning to one side with age, clearly not having been a permanent installation. She peers at Wolfe questioningly ::
CMO Lt Tailor 26-Feb-2020 22:15:35
CEO: Don't suppose there's any potatoes around here...
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 26-Feb-2020 22:15:44
CTO LtC Wolfe 26-Feb-2020 22:17:55
XO: Huh. Well, Commander, it seems that they left this place in a hurry, just as the house. Fascinating.
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 22:18:50
:: nods :: It seems abandoned. Go wave everyone over, I'll go sniff at the doors. :: is already moving to do so ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 26-Feb-2020 22:20:48
CMO: There may be... some root vegetables around somewhere nearby...
CTO LtC Wolfe 26-Feb-2020 22:20:55
XO: Aye, Commander. :: heads back along the path, now not caring if he's in the open, making his way back to where he can clearly see the rest of the party. Once there, he gestures grandly in a 'come hither' fashion ::
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 22:21:22
:: waves back at Wolfe :: All: It is clear, come on.
SCI LtJG Jude 26-Feb-2020 22:21:35
CEO: Think you can telepath the vegetables like you do the fish? :: she jokes ::
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 22:21:52
:: opens her eyes, standing up and stretching with a joyful huff :: CO: Alright!
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 26-Feb-2020 22:22:54
SCI: A member of a Plantoid species would find your tone, offensive. ::Stares at her in a serious tone of voice...::
CSO Cdr Wright 26-Feb-2020 22:23:10
:: stands up and stretches, then follows the group ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 26-Feb-2020 22:23:48
::Chuckles to himself.::
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 22:23:53
:: makes her way to Wolfe with the party ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 26-Feb-2020 22:24:14
:: once the group catches up with him, he leads them back toward where he last saw Kuari ::
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 22:24:18
:: follows along, looking around at the different buildings :: All: Oh.. more than one. Okay.
CMO Lt Tailor 26-Feb-2020 22:24:27
CEO: And we could probably use a food source other than just meat, in case we're here a long time. We wouldn't want to overhunt the local wildlife.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 26-Feb-2020 22:24:43
:: sighs, looking at Navarro through her brown hair loose today, eyes narrowing briefly before glancing back down at her cleaning. :: NAV: True. You do make good points, but... I mean... :: gestures at the sun shining :: NAV: Perfect time to do cleaning on the roof. Who knows how long'll this stay?
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 22:24:46
:: finishes sniffing all five doors, convinced no one's home, then meets everyone in the square ::
NAV Lt Navarro 26-Feb-2020 22:25:48
:: nods :: TAC2: I understand. Just be a little nicer about it next time, alright? We are all stretched pretty thin here. I mean, all of us sharing one bathroom? :: laughs ::
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 22:26:03
:: looks around and her gaze naturally falls upon the sign ::
CSO Cdr Wright 26-Feb-2020 22:26:26
:: inspects the architecture ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 26-Feb-2020 22:26:33
CO: We thought you might find that interesting, Captain.
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 22:26:33
:: walks up to it, and her breath catches as she reads ::
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 22:26:52
:: turns to Harper, intent ::
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 22:26:58
:: the sign bringing back the very real emotions and senses felt during the simulation of the last day on Gencodia ::
CSO Cdr Wright 26-Feb-2020 22:27:02
:: hears Kate's breath catch and turns to find her looking at what appears to be a sign ::
CO: What is it?
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 22:28:11
:: looks to Harper, then to the sign, then back :: CO: Can you read it?
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 26-Feb-2020 22:28:44
::Sits down, continuing to examine the battery, and the thermometer.::
SCI LtJG Jude 26-Feb-2020 22:29:02
~MED: Do you have a thermometer?~
TAC2 1Lt Grey 26-Feb-2020 22:29:11
:: laughs faintly in agreement, glancing slightly to Navarro :: NAV: Indeed. I wonder how the scouting party's doing?
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 22:29:13
:: quietly reads :: "Transcendence Day Comes!" And then there is a date.
CSO Cdr Wright 26-Feb-2020 22:29:25
:: blinks ::
CO: ... it happened here, too?
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 22:30:06
:: sits on the ground, her eyes darting to one side in consideration ::
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 22:30:09
All: The verb tense implies that it was imminent.
NAV Lt Navarro 26-Feb-2020 22:30:47
TAC2: Oh, with more buildings, maybe they found some more stuff we can use.
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 22:30:50
:: points at the tilt in the sign's post :: All: It looks like it was put up in haste, a temporary placement.
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 22:32:19
:: claps her hands on her thighs and looks away from the sign as why this place is so utterly abandoned finally makes sense ::
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 22:33:06
:: turns around suddenly, then realizes that was pretty pointless. She looks back at, or rather past, Harper. :: ~SCI: No, sorry.~
SCI LtJG Jude 26-Feb-2020 22:33:50
:: looks up at Tailor :: CMO: Acacia does not have a thermometer with her.
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 22:34:25
All: We will not find anyone else here... or anywhere else nearby, in all likelihood. But, someone that did not live in any of these houses put up this sign.
CSO Cdr Wright 26-Feb-2020 22:35:52
:: finds herself, irrationally, still mildly angry at the Gencodians ::
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 22:36:19
:: looks around some more :: All: There must be more here.
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 22:36:34
:: looks around, absorbing the news and studying the village in a new light ::
CSO Cdr Wright 26-Feb-2020 22:36:45
CO: These looks like houses. Maybe we can at least find more supplies.
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 22:37:27
:: rubs her chin thoughtfully, looking around once more ::
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 22:37:28
:: nods to Wright :: CSO: We will definitely search them.
XO: Kuari... scout farther ahead. More people must have lived in this area.
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 22:39:16
:: nods :: CO: There's a more established path that way. I'll see what I can find.
CMO Lt Tailor 26-Feb-2020 22:39:22
SCI: All right. We'll just have to make do then. I'm going to look around to see if there's anything in the kitchen, or some kind of weather gauge that has a traditional thermometer. Might work...
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 22:40:06
:: nods offering a wave to the party as she picks one of the houses and heads towards it to start searching. She tries the front door of the nearest house! ::
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 22:40:26
:: nods at Kuari :: The rest of us will search these houses.
ACTION> The front door that Acacia tries is incredibly reluctant to move.
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 22:41:37
:: jiggles it, and even tries her shoulder. She tries to decide if it’s locked or just stuck, feeling how it reacts to more gentle hits first to avoid injuring herself ::
CMO Lt Tailor 26-Feb-2020 22:41:40
::starts rummaging through more drawers and cabinets::
CSO Cdr Wright 26-Feb-2020 22:42:09
:: circles the houses, looking for doors and windows that might be open or easier to access ::
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 22:43:14
ACTION> No analog thermometers are to be found.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 26-Feb-2020 22:43:16
:: hums slightly, glancing down with a sigh :: NAV: Water's absolutely filthy again... I think we need to change it before we continue. :: grasps the bucket, beginning to lug it towards the way down to the ground again ::
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 22:44:50
:: gives up on the door and also starts looking for windows or other ways in ::
CMO Lt Tailor 26-Feb-2020 22:44:53
::frowns:: Self: Welp, so much for that idea.
NAV Lt Navarro 26-Feb-2020 22:45:17
TAC2: I will get a fresh one. :: offers to take the bucket from her :: You know the power is on inside, sí?
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 22:46:01
ACTION> The houses are similar in construction to the one we currently live in, and have a sliding glass back door.
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 22:46:22
:: tries the back door! ::
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 22:46:24
:: picks out a different house and heads for it, her thoughts lingering on the Gencodians ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 26-Feb-2020 22:46:42
:: blinks in surprise, glancing back at the roof slightly :: NAV: Wait... it is? Oh wow... Do you think this is good enough? ::
CSO Cdr Wright 26-Feb-2020 22:47:01
:: also tries a different back door ::
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 22:47:11
:: follows the path for a little while until she can see it stretch ahead, and she takes to the air for a better view once the trees lessen ::
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 22:47:28
ACTION> The back doors were left unlocked, and slide open.
CSO Cdr Wright 26-Feb-2020 22:47:46
:: yells :: All: I've got one!
NAV Lt Navarro 26-Feb-2020 22:48:24
TAC2: It might be. But we are not that far away from being done, so we might as well finish.
:: takes the bucket and throws it over the side, then climbs down ::
SCI LtJG Jude 26-Feb-2020 22:48:59
:: walks into the kitchen, grabbing some of the fruit, and taking it back to the bedroom. she plops onto the bed, eating the fruit while staring at the ceiling ::
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 22:49:31
:: makes her way into the house and begins her search, looking for anything useful. Her focus is medicine but she looks everywhere, checking under mattresses and in drawers for a sewing kit and searching the kitchen drawers and cabinets for any and every chemical they may contain. ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 26-Feb-2020 22:49:44
:: comes around the house to where Wright is, and prepares to follow her in. ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 26-Feb-2020 22:49:45
:: gives him a thumbs-up, sitting back on her heels to relax on the cleaned part of the roof, enjoying the sun while waiting ::
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 22:49:49
All: Me too! :: Enters one of the houses ::
NAV Lt Navarro 26-Feb-2020 22:50:21
:: fills the bucket, noting that the water from the tap becomes warm ::
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 22:50:32
:: clears the treeline and attempts to keep an eye on the path while also searching the horizon. Looking back, she makes sure she'll recognize the way back ::
CSO Cdr Wright 26-Feb-2020 22:51:43
:: walks into the house, cautiously exploring ::
CMO Lt Tailor 26-Feb-2020 22:51:44
Self: Might as well try to find something resembling a potato. ::goes to a drawer and grabs a spork thingy for digging, and a container, in case she finds something, then goes outside looking for a place that the former occupants might have used for a garden::
NAV Lt Navarro 26-Feb-2020 22:52:27
:: half-climbs the window, then calls for Grey to take the bucket from him ::
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 22:52:54
:: hangs on to loose bits of plastic and metal as she comes across them, hoping to end up with something useful that way ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 26-Feb-2020 22:52:59
:: scrambles to her feet, narrowly sliding over to grab the bucket and settling it on the roof again, offering a hand to Navarro ::
NAV Lt Navarro 26-Feb-2020 22:53:31
:: gratefully takes the offered hand and hefts himself up :: TAC2: Gracias. Let's finish up then.
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 22:53:47
:: looks through the empty house, snagging a first-aid kit, knowing Acacia would want that ::
CSO Cdr Wright 26-Feb-2020 22:54:14
:: pokes around, looking for anything useful ::
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 22:54:50
:: finds a pantry and sticks her head in, hoping a Gencodian or two might have picked up canning... ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 26-Feb-2020 22:54:52
NAV: Let's. :: grabs her rag and returns to her cleaning, making sure to avoid slipping. Or, trying to at least on a roof ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 26-Feb-2020 22:54:56
:: seeing that there's nothing in this house that is going to jump out and attack Wright, goes outside and on to another house where the back door has not yet been opened. ::
CMO Lt Tailor 26-Feb-2020 22:55:18
::busy looking through an old garden bed, and sighs, not finding anything resembling vegetables, that she recognizes as such anyway::
NAV Lt Navarro 26-Feb-2020 22:55:22
:: scrub and scrub and scrub and scrub and scrub ::
TAC2: I haven't had to clean this much since Academy "initiation".
CTO LtC Wolfe 26-Feb-2020 22:58:05
:: finds the house he's going to breach, gets ready, and pulls the handle on the sliding glass door. As expected, it opens easily and almost silently. ::
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 22:58:40
:: stalls in the air a moment to take in what she's seeing, then flies closer. After moments, she turns quickly and rushes back towards the village, before long landing hard in the middle of the square next to the sign, panting heavily with her speedy flight ::
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 22:58:43
:: checks the bedroom closet and finds clothes of a smaller size than what she's wearing, grabs several things ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 26-Feb-2020 22:59:33
NAV: I had to clean, but for me, it was called "Hell Weeks" :: remarks, laughing slightly. :: NAV: Let me just say, you don't wanna hear why it's called that.
NAV Lt Navarro 26-Feb-2020 22:59:53
TAC2: I think I can guess. :: chuckles as he gets to the apex of the roof, finishing the section ::
CSO Cdr Wright 26-Feb-2020 22:59:56
:: opens a closet and breathes in, her eyes lighting up with excitement :: Self: Jackpot.
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 23:00:27
:: bellows loudly from the square ::
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 23:00:36
:: drops the clothes and rushes out at Kuari's bellow ::
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 23:00:47
All: There's a city! Further up the path! A whole city!
CTO LtC Wolfe 26-Feb-2020 23:00:48
:: starts opening drawers in the kitchen.... looking for stuff, but he's not really looking for anything specific yet. Suddenly, he hears Kuari, and rushes outside to find her ::
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 23:01:38
:: hears yelling and turns, blinking, :: Self: What?
CTO LtC Wolfe 26-Feb-2020 23:01:39
:: skids around a house and finally sees Kuari in the square :: XO: A city?
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 23:01:52
A city. Of course.
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 23:01:55
:: nods her head at Wolfe ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 26-Feb-2020 23:02:08
XO: How far?
TAC2 1Lt Grey 26-Feb-2020 23:02:51
:: grins, winking playfully at Navarro's response before turning back to the cleaning. :: NAV: Try cleaning, doing early morning runs like... before dawn kind of runs, drill sergeants yelling in your face and trashing your bunk if one thing is out of line, and sometimes you couldn't predict it or understand it, you just had to talk it. :: comments, grinning as she scrubbed a particularly stubborn tile ::
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 23:03:02
:: pries open a window from inside the house and listens in :: Self: Oh, shit..
CSO Cdr Wright 26-Feb-2020 23:03:24
:: perks up, listening :: Self: ...A city...
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 23:04:00
:: pinches her chin as she thinks ::
XO Cdr Kuari 26-Feb-2020 23:04:24
CTO: Maybe...a few kilometers? :: pants ::
CSO Cdr Wright 26-Feb-2020 23:04:41
:: stuffs a variety of clothing into the backpacks she found, strapping a precious water bottle to the side of one ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 26-Feb-2020 23:05:20
XO/CO/CSO: I cannot overstate the tactical advantage of being in a city. Possibly elevated buildings... Plus, they could have weapons there.
MED Lt Acacia 26-Feb-2020 23:05:55
:: closes the window and continues her search, finding a nice pair of boots that fit her :: Self: Ah, score.
CSO Cdr Wright 26-Feb-2020 23:05:56
:: grabs her backpacks and continues looking for useful things, including a pocket knife and yes, shoes, definitely shoes ::
CO Capt Harper 26-Feb-2020 23:05:59
CTO: Agreed. We have to investigate... and if it is safe, eventually move our base.
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