There was a frenzy of activity on the first floor. Barricades were set up in the main hallway. The remaining guards were pulled back into the lobby and they set up defensive positions.
Martha was in the main lobby, overseeing the operation. She looked at the crates on a corner. They arrived today and were suppose to be delivered to different areas of the facility. With any luck, they would have some uses now.
She turned to two guards who were moving some desks. "Help me with these crates you two. They may hold something useful." Grabbing a crowbar, they opened the crates. "Food...papers...cleaning supplies...Damn it! Is there anything useful in these shipments?"
There was one last crate left. "Well this is it. Go and help the others. I'll pry this one open." With some effort, she was able to open the crate.
In the center of the crate was a medium sized box. She placed her hands and tried to open it. To her surprise, it did so easily and revealed a deployable turret. "200 rounds available," piqued a computerized voice. "Finally! Some good news! Farson! Set this turret up and have it manned."
She looked around the lobby. Everywhere there was an expression of weariness, anxiety and fear. Who could blame them? People were on edge when the first breakout occurred. Now that a new breakout had occur and it was so close, it was a matter of time before one would crack.
"Men, I know it's been a long night and things have went FUBAR rather quickly. But remember that we aren't the only ones fighting. There is another team below fighting and I am sure they've faced a lot worse. So we can't disappoint them by dying today. Not until we contain this situation. Giving up now will be a slap to those men and yourself."
"I am sure you know what will happen if these things get out. Your families, if you have them in the settlement, will be endanger. There are also much bigger implications if they do get out. I realize that we aren't exactly in the best shape but don't lose hope. If we hold out long enough, the team below will attack the chimera from behind and we will hit them in the front."
There was a cheer in the lobby. "How long has it since I've been in contact with fire teams? I should go back and check on them," she thought.
She stepped into the room, accompanied by two guards. She took poured a cup of coffee and took a sip. Setting it next to her, she was about to radio them when when she hears cries of pain.
Turning around, she saw an abomination. It was a human, but it had became something much more sinister. The two guards were dead. Several tentacles sprouted from its body. The body seemed as if it was bursting, the body unable to contain something. The face was unmistakably feminine but there were signs of deterioration and corruption. Yet she looked familiar. "Good lord, is that Ashley?" remarked Dr. Abe.
Martha felt her left hand moving to the pistol. One of the worker went for his pistol, only to have his face ripped off by the tentacle before he could raise it. The thing continued to look at Martha, paying little attention to its kill. Martha's left hand slowly backed away and graced the surface of the table.
"What is it that you want Ashley, or should I say, Changeling?"
Dr. Abe crouches behind a desk, hidden from view.
Twice I have left this changeling get away from me! There will not be a third time!
"For Command to not respond for this long, something isn't right at all...We need to hurry."
This is what happens during my absence right? The changeling escapes and its in the Command room. The npc Chimera are attacking right as this happens. Darkra is fighting the protoss/Chimera(?) at the same time and all the humans are running to the first floor with haste without restocking.
...I still have no clue what the protoss are trying to do after all this time or their location for that matter.
X= Command Room
Thing in the middle is the reception desk, doubles as a barricade
*15 men in total in the lobby, mostly small arms, 5 assault rifles.
*Total of 5 people in the control room
*No one has heard the noise inside the Command Room
Edited by smylez on 3/11/2012 8:09 PM PDT