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MPT - LS Trickster - Security Rounds - Remington

Posted April 12, 2021, 7:20 a.m. by Commander Ryder Raauhl (Executive Officer) (J Ridgley)

Posted by Lieutenant Casela Synthi-er (Counsellor / RTF) in MPT - LS Trickster - Security Rounds - Remington

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Raauhl made the clearing next and saw the situation on fold, he went to aid McHarrie trying to pull Bella free from the grip which seemed to be drawing blood not he young girls ankles. The whole scene was both chaotic and terrifying. “LET GO!” He ordered the woman grip unrelenting.

Bella’s wordless screams turned to pleas. “Help! Wit me go! I don’t wanna go wit you!” Hearing her cries, Lanshay pushed her self up stumbling towards them, to help Bella. Bella was crying in earnest her words slipping from her normal clear speech. “I wish I’d neber wished bor you!” And the whole scene went quiet and still. The woman disappeared, dropping Bella, who landed on her back, but with a very torn up ankle, Remington suddenly had nothing to restrain, and Lanshay stumbled right into both Doolittle and Anderson as she came to an abrupt halt at the woman’s disappearance, looking around wildly for her to reappear as she had before, but the river bank stayed quiet.

Alfred, who had continued to monitor the quantum signatures sent an update to their devices. The rapidly changing signatures that had been following Lanshay and Bella were gone, and no remnant trace was showing either. This area, at least, had returned to it’s normal quantum signature. The others were still there, all still connected to the constantly fluctuating signature to the southwest, at the mines.
Story Teller EvilJen

“What on earth was that?” He asked turning to the others, maybe one of them could make sense of what had just happened. His attention quickly changed to Bella, “Are you ok my dear?” He asked taking a knee next to her, the floor was moist from the river but it didn’t mater he was already wet from the shins down and his concern was solely on the children.

  • Cmdr Raauhl, XO

Once the woman had vanished, John’s attention turned to Bella. He took out his tricorder and crouched to her level.

“Am I OK to scan to double check you are not injured?” John asked.

-McHarrie

Bella looked from one man to the next, and tried to scramble back from the strangers, but her ankle hurt and made her cry. The one beside her had tried to help her, but she didn’t know him. She’d never seen any of them before. “Shay?!” Lanshay stumbled over, her head still ringing and sat down lifting Bella into her lap. “It’s okay, Zanya brought them here. They are her friends.” Bella looked around again and nodded at McHarrie, “Okay.” She coughed several times, and looked at Raauhl. He was polite, called her ‘my dear’ like she was a princess, that made her grin. But she grabbed ahold of Remington’s leg, he’d tried to save her. “I hurt, she made me go in the cave and it burns. My mouth hurts too.”

Examination would show that Bella’s ankle was pierced and tendons torn. Her exposed skin showed thousands of small burns made by dust particles settled and burrowing into her skin. Lanshay looked down at her and cried out, “We have to wash it off. The burning doesn’t stop.” Bella’s mouth and throat would show sings of the same burns, where she had inhaled the dust.

The dust is a mineral called Alttaqite (all-ta-kite). Alttaqite is a super-heavy mineral of unknown composition, and has superconducting properties. It can store massive amounts of energy and is extremely hard. It is also very corrosive.

Raauhl had already taken out his own scanner thought was sweeping it in a circle around them to make sure there were no more hidden surprises coming their way. “How is she doing?” He asked over his shoulder his eyes watching carefully for any movement.

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Raauhl’s scanner would show that the rapidly changing signatures that had been following Lanshay and Bella were gone, and no remnant trace was showing either. This area, at least, had returned to it’s normal quantum signature. The others were still there, all still connected to the constantly fluctuating signature to the southwest, at the mines. The central disturbance was still fluctuating but at the moment it had slowed down. Now that they were closer, it showed that the reading was coming from underground, from within the caves that made up the old mine shaft to the south of the village. Records showed that the Alltaqite was harvested from the mines.
Story Teller EvilJen

OOC: Ill see if Icarus wants to respond before moving any further.
- Jake

John unclipped a water bottle from his belt. “Here, drink this, it will ease the cough,” he said calmly as he offered it to the girl.

Bella took the bottle, but her little hands were shaking. Lanshay took the bottle from her and held it. Despite the terror, to Lanshay’s credit, her hands were steady and she crooned softly to Bella.

“My name’s Dolittle,” he said, “Can you telly me your name?”

Bella finsihed the water. She smiled shyly at the Welsh doctor. “Bella.” She sipped at the water again. “I’m firsty, can I have more, pwease.” Something Bella had been screaming was nagging at Lanshay, and she was turning it over in her mind.Bella’s wordless screams turned to pleas. “Help! Wit me go! I don’t wanna go wit you!” Hearing her cries, Lanshay pushed her self up stumbling towards them, to help Bella. Bella was crying in earnest her words slipping from her normal clear speech. “I wish I’d neber wished bor you!” And the whole scene went quiet and still.

John rummaged through his medkit for something to wash the child’s ankle. The various assorted gels would cleanse it, but would due to their viscous nature, would make the alttaqite stick and burn more.

“Sir, Do you have a waterbottle?” he asked.

-McHarrie

Bella was rubbing at her arms and the small burns there, Lanshay took her hands, stopping her, keeping her still for the doctor. She remembered how much the Alttaqite burned. Lanshay looked around. She had a vague memory of being here and it being cold, freezing cold where before she’d been burning. She’d been very little then so the memory was more the recollection of feelings than actual details. She looked around again. “The water here is clean if you have something to collect it in.”
Story Teller EvilJen

Lanshay took the empty bottle from Bella and moved the little girl off her lap. She moved toward the river and refilled the bottle, muttering over Bella’s words. “Wish? How do you wish for someone? Where did the woman go? She just…vanished…” the whole while the young teen looked around, almost expecting the monstrous appiration to return. She returned and used some of the water to wash Bella’s arms to try and remove the Alttaqite dusk that was burning her skin, and then she let Bella have the rest to drink. Back at the orphanage Casela could feel the utter terror from Bella and Lanshay, and the same from Raauhl, Remmington and McHarrie, tempered by caution and protectiveness. She resisted the urge to follow them, knowing having a village full of panicked children and then adults wouldn’t help. She had been distracting and entertaining the children, with Karra, for a couple of hours now. She kept a close eye on a child named Neltus, he was El-Aurian and therefore empathic, but so far he didn’t seem affected by the events. If she hadn’t heard by the time it got dark she’d try to reach Raauhl or she’d head south and see what she could find out.

Lanshay looked over at Anderson, “Do you think she’s coming back?”
Story Teller EvilJen

Raauhl could sense the tension in the group mixed with a few more emotions, “We can only hope so, and act accordingly we’ll continue our job here and hopefully figure what happened.” In all honesty, he wasn’t sure what they were going to do, they didn’t have the Leviathan to help them perhaps with thier scanners they’d be able to find out the cause but then again they were trying everything to remain incognito. Perhaps Casela would have an idea.

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