Iguish smiles and bows, his hunched bow. "Proffesor Iguish is my name. I only started a week ago, maybe someone has told you of the great Prof Iggy though?" Iguish checks his locater for the nearest exit that would be presumeably not be rubble. "Anyhow, we have to get out of this building, it could collapse and kill us. Oh I wonder if they will ban chemistry labs in schools because of this tragedy."
As the three of them stood there talking, Iguish took out his Locater and checked their location. There was a mini map of a large rectangular building, the front of which faced the Garden and the back of which faced the Wall. They were at the back.
It stated: Ground Floor, Beta Center
Cailyn looked at Iguish in surprise.
“Whatever makes you think it’s related to our chemistry labs?”
[Ground floor, first floor, second floor, etc. etc. :)]
Garin climbed down the rope carefully, making sure his grip was secure. He could see Aideen had already reached the ground and was waiting for him. Just as he went past the first floor window however, something leapt at his face through it!
It was as big as his head and with eight spindly limbs.
Down below, Aideen swore and rushed for the rope.
“I was running around and killing monsters too.”
Aliyah looked amused but kept the Locater for herself. She tinkered with it for a moment.
“We are currently at Alpha Center, the oldest of the school’s buildings. The most secure location for the survivors would be… Lecture Hall 17 at Delta Center. It was designed with the secondary function of a Bunker in times of emergency. It would serve well as a gather point for all of us.”
"I hope they don't ban Chem labs... They are important even if they house explosive gas." Roger was under the opinion that it wasn't the chem lab that exploded... "I do agree with you on one point, I think we should leave too. The hall way is gone but it looks like we could get out the window. There seems to be some animals outside, I don't know why, but we saw something on the ground."
[Does Dimitri already know where Lecture Hall 17 is?]
"Ok, well, we need to get to the broadcasting room in the cafe. Are you coming with me or not? I imagine that hulking monster would be easier to take down with two people."
Dimitri was thinking two things. First, he REALLY didn't wanna tackle that monstrosity by himself. Second, he haden't seen another human in a while, at least not a dead one or one about to be eaten. He liked the company.
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“Ya, sorry, I was stunned at the sight of the monster playing tug-of-war with a sword just now. Yours? The sword, I mean.”
“I am Aaron, by the way.”
Mat could see the humongous eyeball sort of like stuck within the window, unable to proceed forward or backward. There was no sign of anybody else.
All three of them walked down the slope to reach the ground outside the building. They were now directly facing the walls that signify the perimeter of the Academy, though the walls looked rather far away.
It was an eerily silent world, disturbed only by the soft tip-tap of someone climbing down the slope directly behind them.
There was a fourth person?
[Dimitri knows. So does everyone when the need arises. :)]
“Near the café, not in it. And I’ll be coming with you.”
Aliyah gestured with her hand.
“Let’s go. You still got anything you want to do here? I came from downstairs. So, there are conceivably things, dangerous or otherwise, that could still be done upstairs.”
[The looking glass is shaped like a small telescope. My bad. Not suitable for short range.]
The part of the rope when the fire wand was aimed at burned crisply, frayed and suddenly snapped.
Garin dropped down like a rock; one hand clinging to a length of rope, one hand clinging to a fire wand, and a face clinging to a giant spider.
That sounded like Aideen, squashed beneath him.
The thing on his face shrieked and began digging its eight spindly limbs deeper.
Iquish drew his tranquelizer gun, pointing it in the direction of the footseps. "These kids might not think it, but if there were a fourth person, wouldn't they say something and join us? Maybe he's stalking us, waiting for... wait that just paranoia" As soon as he pointed in the direction of the steps, he exhaled and lowered his gun
There was a woosh of displaced air and the giant spider was suddenly free of Garin’s face. Aideen had rammed the tip of her Shocking Staff right at it and slammed the monstrosity flat against the wall. The spider spasmed and twitched and and shrieked. The smell of cooked meat filled the immediate air.
Garin was free.
Whoever it was, it was human.
It was a woman in her thirties. All three of them recognized her as Ms. Patya, one of the admin staff of the Academy. She had certainly seen better days. Her clothes were torn in parts and her skin started to discolor from bruises. Her hair was in a mess and one part of her scalp was bloody. She gazed emptily at them, not really acknowledging them. She turned to her left and started to head in that direction.
Ms. Patya raised one of her hands up jerkily and gestured for the three of them to follow her.
The both of them proceeded down the pathway Dimitri went through earlier. As they moved forward, they came upon the first of the many humanoid monsters that went Mwuahh? At this point, Aliyah stopped to unsheathe her sword and started to move toward it.
[:sweat: I was actually hoping more people would post before I update the thread.]
They all reached the back entrance and followed Patya in, before stopping right in front of a mini garden. Here, the plants and flowers were relatively intact, though the glass casings surrounding the garden were in tiny pieces on the floor.
They stood in the middle of a crossroad of a hall, with pathways branching forward in four different directions: front, right, left, back (where they came from). As usual, there were cracks on the walls and ceilings, but strangely no corpse. Maybe the people here had managed to escape to a safer location?
Patya stood there shivering and twitching, before she went still. A moment later, a strange high-pitched whine emerged from within her. There were responses from all across the hall.
Tiny tip-tap sounds of many feet clinking against the floor were then heard from the front, right and left pathways.
They died relatively easily, and rather noisily, and very smelly. And with this hackfest along the way, they reached the cafeteria.
It was exactly the same as Dimitri last saw, except that the abomination was gone. There was only a soft rumble coming from the depressed cave with red lighting.
“So… where is this friend of yours?”
Aliyah looked around cautiously, kneeling down and cleaning the blade of her sword with the clothing of one of the corpses.
“They do seem to be attracted to you.”
Aideen nodded with a straight face and began moving forward toward the Garden.
In the distance, one or two of the shadows seemed to be stalking closer.
Damion was floating in space. Big loud explosion? Big Bang? Stars… but no moon. So… utterly… peaceful…
Then he felt something licked his face.
Bloody dog. Who let a canine into his room? And said canine stink as hell.
He opened his eyes blearily. And closed them shut again with a wince. His head throbbed like hell. Was he drinking last night?
Another lick across his face. Bloody stinky mutt.
Damion snapped his eyes open furiously. Into a wide gaping maw with rows of yellowed teeth and a large purple tongue. And said tongue was coming in for another lick.