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With that, back to the story.
The creatures sniff the air once more, traveling through the forest near a range of mountains. They arrive on the edge of the forest, and look around. They find nothing hostile nearby, and they wordlessly split up. Six of the males head away from the mountain to look for water, while the others head toward the mountain for shelter.
The group searching for water sniffs the air, smelling the faint trail of other creatures. They proceeded further away from the other group, following the edge of the forest to find water. As they advance, a plant lashes out at them and the creatures kill the plant. It squirts acid at them when it dies, and as it sprays on their skin, it hisses and burns their skin away, but doesn't harm them very much. They continue their search, and eventually find a body to water that isn't very far from the mountain. As they approach, one of the creatures struggles to start moving forward, and falls to the ground, its body hurting from combat and its immune system failing. Swiftly, the scarred creature comes to a decision. It runs up to the pool of water, and takes a drink from it. It holds the water in its mouth, and sprints over to the downed creature, which hisses weakly. The scarred creature spits the water from its mouth into the mouth of the downed creature. It then drags the creature closer to the pool while the others take drinks, then keep an eye on the downed one.
Meanwhile, back at the mountain, the other group of creatures begin searching for a cave large enough for them all to fit in. The first cave was too small for the large creature to fit in, so they moved on the continued to explore. They find a path up into the mountains, and one of the males remain at the entrance while the rest move up the path. They encounter several furry creatures which flee from them as they approach. They continue their search, finding a cave large enough for them all to fit in. It had creatures within it already, however, they all began to die as the bugs begin to kill them off. They sit down, and await the return of the males with directions to the water pool.
The males begin to make their way back, save for the scarred one, who stayed with the recovering creature. It sniffs the air, and its ears pick up the sound of conflict. It gets up and paces a bit away from the pool of water, smelling blood. It walks over to a clearing where to creatures are fighting one another. One was four legged, with a sharp and pointy carapace that was thick and tough, with a horn on its nose. The other creature was a hunched, two legged, scrawny thing with long claws and a spiked tail, along with a spiked head. The two creatures attacked each other, each trying to kill the other. The scarred creature watches them fight, studying them. Eventually, the scrawny creature fells the armored creature with a lucky blow. However, it was all for nothing, as the creature drops to the ground, dead. The scarred creature walks up to the bodies and looks at them both with a look. It seems to be interested on both creatures, and is trying to decide something.
Thomas looks at the door as it opens. Sasha walks in, with a severe looking man following her. He takes a wild guess, and thinks that it is the Captain as Sasha hands Thomas the disk. He nods to the man, and says "I assume you were in charge of the security?" The man gives a grim look, and nods. He has an angry look in his face, which didn't surprise Thomas. "So, since Sasha was nice enough to get you out, why don't you tell me what happened here?" He asks, keeping a neutral tone.
"They broke out. The scientists helped them when I could have killed them, and they overran us when we were going to contain them. They killed my men, and I wasn't going to sit around." The Captain says, glancing over at the Ghost. Sasha looks at Thomas, waiting for any other orders.
Investigate the Armored Creature
Investigate the Scrawny Creature
Punish the Captain
(No in-between available)
Interrogate the Captain
Edited by Jester on 2/12/2013 5:54 PM PST