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Eli, Dean, and Tabitha; You take up positions around the door with Dean in front, lasgun held tightly against his chest as he kicked the door, planting his boot firmly against the damaged handle and breaking it open in one go. You all rush in, weapons at the ready as you scan the room, spartan with shattered windows boarded up. Any furniture that may have been there is either missing or left in ruin, strewn about the ground. Like the previous level this one is filled with signs of a struggle or fighting of some kind, and trails of blood on the walls and floor.

Within moments you clear the room, all you find is more destruction and a pair of withered corpses. That is until you look up in the main section of the hab, to realize there is nothing above you, no ceiling, just a large hole covered by something in front of what is likely the entrance from the third level. Just as you discover this, you hear what sounds like someone opening or bashing the door above you open, someone above is about to walk into this trap, and given the lack of light they just might fall for it.

[What do you do? Do you shout a warning to whoever may be above you? Run to try and stop them? Say nothing and let them fall? What you don't do is notice the corpse in the other room begin to stir from the noise of your movements.]

Serpio, Jonas, Tine, and Alexious; You leave the first floor habs and head to the upper levels, the officer attached to the squad, Eli, nabbing Tabitha while he and Dean clear one of the second floor habs. More of the squad are already checking out the other second floor hab, so you head to the third floor in time to see sergeant Brast and another member of the squad entering the right hab of the third level and leaving the one to the left for you.

The hall here is dark, the window at the end boarded up to block out any light that might be outside. You train your lights on the door, noticing that it has already been bashed in and then closed, though only barely; for whatever reason, you get a bad feeling about this hab but you can't place your finger on why, beyond the obvious of something already having bashed its way in.

[For those paying attention, guess who's directly below you. Depending on who posts first, do you rush in to check the room? Do you get warned in time before something bad happens? The hab itself is empty, boarded up to keep the light out, and half the floor has been covered to hide the fact that theres a trap waiting; because of the lack of light, its rather hard to notice unless you were in the room below.]
 

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Alexious looked around at the third floor.
Just like the other two below.
He saw Brast and another trooper enter the right hand hab, leaving the left hand one to Alexious and the other three people around him.
'Ok guys, this is one creepy looking place, lets see what the hell is in here,' Alexious said as he approached the door, it was slightly damaged as if someone had already been in here and had lazily swung the door closed.
Alexious prepared to open the door when he heard the noises of the other members of the squad investigating the floor below.
Must be a really thin floor in here, these habs are basically sound proof
Alexious then opened the door and raised his lasgun. The room was nearly pitch black, it took Alexious a good couple of seconds for his eyes to ajust and then he continued walking.
This would be the perfect place to set a trap.
 

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Dean nodded to Eli, "Sir yes sir." He waited for Tabitha and Eli to prepare themselves before taking a step back. He powered his foot towards the door, and was satisfied as the door crumpled inwards. Tabitha and Eli rushed in followed by Dean to clear the room. There had been signs of struggle in this room, with blood trials on the walls. Furniture was smashed up and strewn all over the place. Dean moved cautiously through the room, to the next one. Here Dean covered his mouth from the awful smell. Two withered corpses lay their, nothing else. It was completely clear. Dean walked back towards the entrance when he looked up at the ceiling. It seemed that there was no ceiling but just a hole covered by something. It was a trap, and Dean heard someone bashing at the door. "Troopers moving on the third floor on the left side, don't go into the room. Stay in the corridor." Dean yelled up at them, hoping they would hear him.
 

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Upon entering the room "Holy shit, more of this kind of mess." was all Tabitha could say. All the furniture had been smashed or ruined and Tabitha thanked the Emperor she hadn't lived here. "I wonder why only the rooms are smeared with blood and look ruined and why the hallways and stairs are practically clean." she mumbled, thinking out loud.

Suddenly Dean started yelling "Troopers moving on the third floor on the left side, don't go into the room. Stay in the corridor." Tabitha looked at him and then looked at the ceiling, to the place he was looking at as well. "You're sharp, I wouldn't have seen that." she said to him, while aiming her floodlight on the fake ceiling. "There's a possible trap in the floor, so stay out of the room!" she screamed as loud as she could, hoping the others would hear her. "Wait, who said they actually were guards? And not one or a few of the zombies?" Tabitha thought to herself.

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OOC: I haven't read anything about blood/smashed up furniture in the halls or stairways, so I assumed those weren't there. If they were I'll edit my post a little.
 

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As Tine and his fellow squadies trudge up the stairs to get to the third floor the new Lieutenant grabbed Tabitha for something on the second floor. When they reached the third floor Tine saw Sergeant Brast and one other clearing the right side of the hab. Alexious walked over to the left side to a door that was still somewhat open. When Alexious went through first Tine was behind him eyes taking a long time to adjust to the near complete darkness of the room.

"Troopers moving on the third floor on the left side, don't go into the room. Stay in the corridor."

Tine hears this as he is about to follow Alexious in to the room. "Alexious stop moving now!" Tine snaps at him hoping to avoid the whatever scared the squadies on th seond floor.
 

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Serpio brought up the rear, carefully scanning the building for traps, tripwires, and anything suspicious that would give away a trap. He had already been spooked by the mutilated bodies and defiled shrines.

Suddenly a voice rang out,"Troopers moving on the third floor on the left side, don't go into the room. Stay in the corridor." Serpio froe, daring not to move a single muscle, watching the corridor behind them for any sudden movement.
 

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Alexious heard the yells and stopped moving.
'Holy crap what the Emperor is going on,' Alexious thought as he brought his Lasgun up to his shoulder, the floodlight illuminating the area around him, he looked really closely at the floor in front of him and saw that it wasn't actually a floor, it was just a cloth.
'Guys, are there any more traps in the room,' he yelled as he stood stock still and surveyed the area around him.
 

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Satisfied that the troopers on the next level were no longer in danger of stumbling through the floor on and top of his head, Eli gave the room one final sweep with the flashlight attacked to the end of his lasgun. "All clear. Let's move out."

Lt. Quint performed an about-face, signalling for troopers Colt and Sendo to fall in. He turned right out of the doorway, and headed for the stairs. The thudding of three sets of boots on solid steel must have been audible three floors in either direction. Then again, this was hardly a stealth mission.

As the third floor of the hab approached eye level, Eli barked out, "Sergreant Brast! Lieutenant Quint moving up to fourth floor. Troopers Colt and Sendo accompanying." With that, and presuming no immediate objection, Eli carried on up to the fourth floor, to continue the sweep, starting with the room on the right this time.

Thoughts continued to race through Eli's mind like a never-ending torrent. Things were quiet. Too quiet. Judging by the signs of struggle, they were definitely not alone. Traps? Set by survivors, or aggressors? He'd have to be careful from now on. Whatever was happening, he had a feeling they were about to find out.
 

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"Alexious, Serpio I think we should just walk back the way we came in and move on to the next door," Tine says calmly after his outburst to stop Alexious moving forward, "What were you and the girl talking about before anyway Alexious?"

Tine walks carefully backwards to the corridor and takes up a general defence stance lasgun up against his shoulder and pointed down the hallway. Greeeaaat traps set by someone unknown. Question is, was it set for us? or the zombies? Tine thinks to himself, I hope we don't see anymore surprises today, but thats unlikely though.
 

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Alexious very softly crept out of the room and threw himself out of the door.
'Wow, that was close, next time, remind me to scope out the room before going in,' he said as regained his composure.
"What were you and the girl talking about before anyway Alexious?" he heard Tine say.
'The normal, how we got into the Guard, why and what we wanna do,' he replied, trying to keep his eys aimed down the barrel of his Lasgun.
 

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Serpio moved out of Alexious and Tine's as they moved from the room they were about to check. Serpio glanced inside, making sure no traps or hidden soldiers were following them out. Satisfied, he turned and followed Alexious back the way they came, his finger lingering near the trigger well; alert for any sign of ambush.
 

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Jonas followed the rest of the group up the stairs to the third floor and saw that sergeant Brast and some other squad members enter the right room.
That leaves the left one, I hope Serpio can keep his nerves in check and not shoot any toys this time, and I really hope I can keep calm too. Jonas thought.

He was ready to enter the room behind the others when he heard some one yell something about a trap. Jonas directly shouldered his lasgun and started to aim around.
"I see nothing, but then again it's quite dark in the room over there." Jonas said with a raised voice so that Serpio, Tine and Alexious could hear him
 

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Dean nodded to Tabitha praise. He was thankful that so far no-one seemed to be dropping through, which must have meant that they had been heard. "Thank the Immortal God Emperor they heard and listened to us." Dean said allowed, his flash light still pointed up at the ceiling. It must be survivors setting traps he thought to himself calmly.

Eli motioned for them to both fall in step behind him and called Brast on the radio telling him that the three of them were moving to the next floor. Dean wasn't sure about this, they should wait for Brast to acknowledge before they move off. He fell in step however and followed Eli. "Why isn't there blood on the stairs, its obvious that people were fighting here from the dead bodies we have seen and the fact that almost every room has been smashed up, and smeared in blood. Little strange don't ya think?" Dean voiced this to no one in particular.
 

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All; You clear the last of the rooms and the squad exits the hab, moving up in an overlapping fashion you advance to the next hab, easily twice as wide but equally as high as the previous one and just as dark and foreboding. Kicking in the main double doors, the squad files in, floodlights illuminating the darkness and revealing four hab units to either side with a set of steps across the way to the floor above. The main level itself is littered with refuse and discarded belongings, and on the steps there appears to be the remains of some kind of fight, but unlike the previous hab unit this one is lit somewhat. Several glo-globes flicker on and off, or the few that are not smashed do anyway.

At the signal of Brast, you make way to these doors and attempt to open them; you try trying to carefully open them, and then kicking them open when that does not work, but none of the first level doors budge.


[My apologies about the delay in an update, real life and all that. Anyway, not to much happening, but you should have something to do, after all you need to get out of one building, make your way across the relatively sparse ground to the next one, and try to open doors on the first level of the second one. Eli, as the squad enters the building Brast nods for you to break them into teams, so disposition of people to work together is up to you. For any of you with questions, feel free to PM and see what I say, who knows what you might be able to do.]
 

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Serpio signaled to Jonas, and took point as they crossed the opening and approached the door. The door seemed to be intact, and Serpio prepared to kick it in as Jonas covered the door and Alexious took point behind him; prepared to blast any enemy to bits. Serpio went to kick the door in…….. and felt a twang of pain as the door rejected the brute force. “Owww,” he yelped quietly, pissed at the door not opening it. “One of you,” he said,” set your Lasgun to low and lets cut our way through the door………………………….”
 

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Staying sharp and following the other members of the squad, Melak advanced to the next hab. Storming inside and the squad illiuminating the room with flashlights Melak saw refuse and discarded belongings everywhere across the room, unlike the previous hab this one had some light in it. The flickering glo-globes made the room appear scarier then the previous rooms. "there was some fighting here" he whispered trying not to interfere with the death like silence that shrouded the hab.

After scouting the room Brast gave the order to open the doors, he saw Serpio signaling Jonas and then trying to force the door open but he didnt succed, the only outcome was a quiet yelp from him. Then Serpio said "one of you, set your lasgun to low and lets cut our way through the door", Melak disagreed with this tactic saying "maybe what beyond closed doors should stay behind them, you cant here any noise comeing out of thier anyway", he looked across the room to see if there is any movement and then continued "I suggest we find another way through without making very much noise."
 

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As the squad cleared the last rooms and left Alexious filed out beside a member of the squad who he had yet to talk to.

'Bloody big Habs aren't they,' he said, trying to make conversation as they crossed the open ground, it was sparse, no vegetation in sight, it was almost as if the Habs had been dropped from the sky and expected to flourish wherever they landed. It was nothing like home. Alexious found himself grasping at his knife through the sheath, almost as if touching the blade would transport him home.
Unfortunately it didn't.

As they entered he decided to take point behind Serpio, he looked at the door and it looked fairly boarded in, he didn't say anything, looks were decieving.
But when Serpio kicked the door and it didn't budge Alexious couldn't help but give a deep chuckle.
When he heard of Serpios idea to cut the door open Alexious touched Serpio on the shoulder.
'Mate, you aint gonna make yourself feel better by cutting the door open, we better find another way in.'
 

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When they had finished clearing the first hab Tine slung his lasgun on his shoulder for a second and grabbed his canteen to clear his mouth of any vomit that remained. After taking a sip he swished it around before spitting it out and ataking a long swallow of water. I hope theres no more traps or surprises left in the next couple of habs. Tine thinks to himself.

'Bloody big Habs aren't they,' Tine hears Alexious say.

"Exactly but then again so are the ones in the cities at home Alexious," Tine responds to his question as they make thier way to the next hab. When they get there Serpio trys to kick open the door and fails. Tine hears Alexious chuckle and joins him for a second.

“One of you,” he said,” set your Lasgun to low and lets cut our way through the door………………………….” says Serpio.

"Lets not do anything rash Serp, there might be a survivor behind there and even on low they could still be killed. Why don't we all just kick at the same time instead?" Tine says to everyone.
 

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Dean left the first hab, following the rest of the squad. The habs were indeed enormous and Dean couldn't help but keep a sharp eye out for anything that looked suspicious in any case. He was at the rear of the group and was one of the last to enter the new hab. This one was better lit than the other hab, and the squad moved about in the hallway awaiting their orders. Dean saw as a squadmate named Serpio tried to kick in a door, but it proved to strong.

Dean gave a little chuckle to himself before moving over, to see if he could help. “One of you,” he said,” set your Lasgun to low and lets cut our way through the door………………………….” He looked around as the rest of the squad quickly told him not too. Alright then, he thought to himself stepping away from the door. He heard Tine, another squadmate that he hadn't really had time to talk to suggest that they all combine their strength. "That may work, though we should still probably look for another way inside before we try to make too much noise." Dean suggested this as he looked down the sights of his weapon, flashlight pointed towards the hinges, examining them.
 

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Melak heard Alexious say "Bloody big Habs aren't they", "Agreed" he answered, "and we also should look out for more traps like the one before. thier might be some of them here to" he said seriously.

"Maybe ill just burn down the door" Melak said cynicly, "or maybe we should just take the steps up?" Melak suggested. "Maybe we should try to listen, there might be someone or something on the other side of the door" he said.

"Anyone has a nice story to tell?" he asked trying to improve the mood.

Melak leaned against took a toothpick out of his pocket and put it in his mouth. "This habs are indeed big" he thougth to himself.
 
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