Turn 11 - Blast

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Turn 11 - Blast

Post by Nick » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:33 am

Unidentified Asteroid, near space trade lane, In vicinity of communications relay
Mission timer: 01.15.13

Aliens fell left and right from the barrage, Pitt scored two concecutive hits that would have been impressive on a shooting range - Even more so now in a battle for life and death.

No one saw Ichigo go down, but they all sure as hell noticed. In his death spasms Ichigo clutched his weapon, firing off his grenade launcher straight down into the bridge. The explosion sounded like a clap followed by a roaring thunder that resonated through the very core of the marines. Pitt felt a searing burning as a piece of needle sharp bone from the mutilated body of Ichigo buried itseld deep into his calf.

Ericson were thrown off her feet, and for the second time, found herself passing over the edge of the bridge. This time everything seemed to move in slow motion. The blast, the pieces of Ichigo smeared over her faceshield, the black skeletal creatures blown like flies in all directions and the bridge collapsing above her.

The bridge fell downwards in a heap of rubble, taking everyone and everything on it with it down into the mists below. Ericson thought she would fall forever, time standing still just up until her death and then all would be black. The last part was right at least. Everything else went lightning fast all the sudden and with a tremendous splash she landed into some kind of very visqous fluid and all went black. It was not particularly deep, but it was enough to dampen the fall. The fluid was black but was not near as heavy or dense as oil - Still it stiffened up when you moved your hand quickly through it. As she looked closer she saw that it was very small pebbles, all perfectly round and just a hairsbredths wide. The pebbles were warm, very warm, she could feel the heat from them even through her suit.

The other marines splashed down all around her and for a moment Ericson was sure she was going to be hit by a large rock. The aliens fell into the fluid as well all around them. She could not see very far as the mist was even denser down here. Se saw a light from another marine and hurried over, the already clumsy movement not exactly improved by wading through waist deep unknown pebble material.

"Dirk? Are you ok?" she roused the dazed marine by pulling his shoulder upright. "Can you stand?"

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Re: Turn 11 - Blast

Post by Obi » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:46 pm

Obi was sweating heavily in his EVA suit as he carried out a magazine change out. The discarded mag went sailing over the edge of the bridge, forgotten as Obi picked out a target and engaged. And there are plenty of targets. Obi thought grimly as more an more aliens materialised out of the darkness. Their inhuman screams could be heard over the platoons barrage of fire. Obi smiled a feral grin as his rounds blew the legs of one of the creatures and its death scream could be heard as it went toppling over the edge of the bridge. Before he could shift targets a crack thump sound of a pulse rifle grenade launcher discharging quickly followed by the explosion knocked Obi off his feet. Jesus Christ! That must have flew the minimum distance and armed! Obi thought as he gingerly tried to pick himself up before the ground suddenly rotated and his world spun. Hanging onto his pulse rifle for dear life Obi feel as the shouts and screams from the rest of the platoon echoed over his headset. Before he knew it his fall was broken not by solid ground, but water. Splashing to the surface Obi struggled to his feet.....
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Re: Turn 11 - Blast

Post by Duncan » Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:47 am

Duncan was shooting bursts at the crawling mass of aliens. He suddenly heard a bang and felt himself falling. All around him was darkness. Darkness and the feeling of plunging. He flailed violently, reflexively lashing out at the nothingness as he fell.

Duncan hit the bottom feet first. He submerged up to his waist in the substance, then rolled backwards until he was practically lying on his back. He quickly struggled to get upright. His mind went to back to what he learned at Parris Island. He quickly checked his pulse rifle to make sure it was clear and operational. Once that was done, he looked around for allies and aliens.

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Re: Turn 11 - Blast

Post by rednus » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:55 am

"GODDAMIT!! " roared Chappell after the unwanted diving lesson was over, amazed anyone had survived the fall.
"All squads , sound off" he requested, scanning his new surroundings through the Iron-sights of his Pulse-Rifle, the number of surviving marines unknown to him.

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Re: Turn 11 - Blast

Post by Obi » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:54 pm

"All squads , sound off"
"I'm here Red, you ok?" Obi responded breathing heavily.

<tag> Red

Staggering to his feet, Obi found that his movements were hampered by the 'water', which was not actually water but some unknown fluid. Bringing his pulse rifle up, Obi staggered over to a marine and pulled him to his feet. The screeching of the aliens still could be heard over his suits external audio pickups. Movement up high caught his eye and Obi gave a snap burst of pulse rifle fire at the alien.
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Re: Turn 11 - Blast

Post by Dirk Pitt » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:47 pm

"Short controlled bursts, Don't waste your ammo." Dirk said over the comm to no one particular as he opened fire.

The battle started fast, Dirk watched as the Marines held the line against the oncoming hoard of the Xenos.The aliens fall as they were blown apart by the Marines pulse rifles. Even as the creatures fell it seemed that two more took the fallen creatures place. They surged forward again and again against the withering fire of the Marines ready to overrun them at any time.

Dirk was about to say something over the comm when his world was turned upside down. The clap of what sounded like thunder resounded through his helmet and rang in his ears as his legs seemed to be swept from beneath him as something slammed into his left calf sending a searing pain shooting up his leg, and them he was falling. Looking up he could see the bridge collapse as he fell for what seemed to be forever. Then he hit and there was nothing.
Nick wrote: "Dirk? Are you ok?" she roused the dazed marine by pulling his shoulder upright. "Can you stand?"

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Dirk heard her voice over the alarm in his suit telling him that a suit breach had been contained by the suits automatic systems. Shaking his head Dirk cleared his mind as she pulled him upright. The pain in his calf was bad but not unmanageable. Whatever had hit him was still in there.

"I'm OK, thanks. I took something in the calf, but I can still move. Thank God it wasn't a round or my leg would be gone." Dirk said as he stood up, trying not to show how bad he was hurt.

<Tag LT Ericson>

"Stay alert people, those things are still around" Dirk said through his teeth as he shined his light around the area, trying to find a way out

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Re: Turn 11 - Blast

Post by Rascal » Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:16 am

Rascal swore violently as the bridge collapsed from underneath the marines. There was the terrible hollow feeling of falling, then a hard, wet impact into the darkness below. He attempted to shake off the wave of pain that ran through his body from the fall, his vision blurred from what could've been a minor concussion and/or the odd liquid slopping down his face.

rednus wrote:
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"All squads , sound off" he requested, scanning his new surroundings through the Iron-sights of his Pulse-Rifle, the number of surviving marines unknown to him.


"Anyone catch the number of the truck that hit me?" he replied, still too stunned to make the appropriate response.

Dirk Pitt wrote:
"Stay alert people, those things are still around" Dirk said through his teeth as he shined his light around the area, trying to find a way out


"Aye, sir" he muttered over the comm, hefting his rifle up to bear

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Re: Turn 11 - Blast

Post by Quinn » Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:14 pm

Quinn awoke to the feeling of pressure all around him. Standing up, he realized that it was just the water pressing against his suit. His head hurt, and he could feel a trickle of liquid running down his left cheek. His tongue went out and he tasted his own blood.

Concussion from being close to the grenade. his mind went, and a sudden feeling of despair as he realized who had exactly fired the grenade. He had done his level best to turn Kurosaki into a good Marine. Could he...

Quinn took those feelings and shoved them aside. There was still a mission on, although it had just changed from investigate to SERE. He would deal with those feelings once he was back on the ship.

"F-f-first squad, sound off." he ordered into his comm unit. His voice was a little shaky, but he cleared his throat and spoke again, this time with more authority in his voice. "First Squad, sound off!"

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Re: Turn 11 - Blast

Post by kbeir » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:13 am

One moment Joe was helping get the Lieutenant out of a mess and the next he was in one himself. Joe had put himself into a supporting position to catch any of the beasts-

I think they are.

-if they happened to break through. But then he froze. Joe couldn't move his mind raced and his thoughts were incoherent as he sorted them out. He watched the lithe black bodies bounding at them and his fellow Marines tearing them up with bursts of rifle fire. Tachpsychia began to set in as everything went into a slow motion.

Joe began to unfreeze and raise his rifle and felt his muscles shift in his right leg as he began to take a step forward. If it were left to his perception, the signal through the neurons never made it to his leg when a blinding flash and what felt like an earthquake under him as he fell into the dark.

Oh Go-

Before the thought was finished he felt a soft yet hard impact into something warm that left the wind knocked out of him. He held his rifle and arms in front of him as he expected to be crushed. Muffled sounds made their way into his ears as a ringing, caused by his unfocused, racing mind.

Not bothering to figure out what was being said he blurted out, "Eichler, I'm up and green on ammo too!"

-d DAMN!

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Re: Turn 11 - Blast

Post by maxvale76 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:24 pm

Samantha took a breath, let it out and fired a burst from her Pulse Rifle. A moment later, she did the same thing. Then she started to take aim with her weapon's built-in grenade launcher and felt the bridge give way underneath her feet....

She fell into someting soft and for a brief moment; memories of her home; the the mostly water-covered Colony world of New Kingston flashed through her mind. Then she snapped back into the present and saw the ruins of the bridge above her and her fellow marines all around her.

She struggled to get to her feet and ensured that her weapon was still operational. Once assured that it was, she began to rapidly look up and all around for any threats from the aliens and at the same time try to check on the status of her fellow marines.

Quinn's voice came over her comm and she responded with a quick; "Hall here, Corporal....I'm good to go....Obi? Red? You guys okay?"

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<Tag Quinn, O'brien, Chappell>

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Re: Turn 11 - Blast

Post by Obi » Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:51 am

Obi waded through the water that was hip deep on his EVA suit, moving quickly and lending a hand as the some of the marines struggled to their feet. Sloshing over towards the platoon Medic, Obi tapped Quinn on the shoulder and spoke into his headset.

"Are you alright mate?"

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