Broken Earth

It has officially begun

Too Many Changes

Lets see… This thing on… (lots of movement noises).

Well, its been nearly a month since I last saw my mother. I’ve been basically on my own with these ‘people’ at my back. I should try to recap this, I may want to remember it later…

I was captured by slavers while out hunting around Pine Bluff, AK (So I’m told) for food and furs. Damnable lot those, didn’t so much sneak up on me ass surround me, leaving me no escape route. They took my favorite gun and threw it aside like it was trash, along with my pack… My stuff… Oh well, mom always says not to get to attached to things. Guess I’ll have to listen to her on this one too…

Well before we could make our final destination, where ever that would have been… The ship plummets to the ground. This is the first time I see Grunt… A troll, I think. He apparently manage to get out of his cage and swung past me as little more than a green blur… screaming… Turn Ground Back On!!!

Next thing I know, I’m waking up in the mud… Good to be alive, I’ll take it, though my left arm hurts something fierce. It’ll heal though, I know it’s not broken… Just have to be careful with it for a few days. I start to head out to find salvageables, as the ship is completely trashed, wreckage strewn for miles.

Gotta make this shorter… A dragon/human (Sy), the troll (Grunt; seems to listen to me for some reason), a human with a cybernetic arm (Avery Talbin), a black cat girl (Katasha; kinda hot), and a ‘non-magic using’ mage/woman (Kira; talks way too much)… I lead them north out of the swamp. We find a small village, Derepos, and stay the night… There’s lots of talk of dead things… and the not-dragon is awfully violent towards the inhabitants, though they’ve been nothing but good to us… Oh, and her and Grunt got married during the night… Who knew she’d be into that…

We keep going north… Get to Barksdale Air Force Base, there’s a HUGE commotion behind me… I don’t have my gun… I just run like hell while a strange mist tries to over take us from Shreveport… Damn, don’t want to go there again… When I turn back Grunt is gone… Kira claims the dragon killed him in self defense… Apparently she wasn’t into that type after all, but with that result I’ve no interest to test if I’m her type… Oh and this new guy came in on a rift event to kill a ‘Minotaur?!?’. That too pissed off the dragon and she nearly killed him for it… Gotta keep an eye on her, and stay hidden.

More death as we go north to Vivian, TX. The new guy… A demi-god or some such shit (Shank, I guess; awfully vague this one)… Needs to get to Longview, TX… I know the way, I’m leading them again… Haven’t really slept well in a few days… I remember being really tired… Not the first time… Fuck… Rambl’n… Back on topic… Shank wants to leave Vivian… To much death or some such… We leave, following a road out toward Longview… Right!, the hospital WAS occupied… Not now… I blew up, someth’n went wrong.

Damn……… (movement noises)…

They hear me talking and just have to come see what I’m doing… Wish mom was here… she’d understand me wanting some quiet… after the last few weeks with this group… AVERYSTOP BABBLING!!, Stupid Jynx thing… Oh yeah, he got that from a woman who was supposed to die… Shank saved her or some shit… His father, a god (sarcasm)… He just won’t shut up about that thing…

Anyway, where was I…

Right… We get to a small abandoned hotel, I make it safe… Geez… How’d I forget about the little green rat thing that the dragon picked up as a pet… It likes to really draw attention to us… She blew up its ship or something… Wish she’d make up her mind if she was gonna try to kill us, save us, or just leave… If I knew what was going through that ‘dragon’ mind of hers I’d be lost… Already am, oh well… Some woman comes falling in,the one shank saved a huge fight insues and the hotel is decimated in the process… Get them to Longview, then I’m going toward Pine Bluff, probably with Avery and Kira in tow… She wants to get back to the Federation of Magic… Bloody war… Don’t want to go there, not really…

Get the comatose girl to Longview, have to stop for a while to approach this Coalition visited area during the day… Tell everyone to not act too out of place… Coalition troops around, Not Coalition City… Not yet… Bad enough I have to enter…..

Avery gets a line on a gun he wants, have to go to Hallsville, just a town to the East over… That’s the way I want to go anyway… Right, been experiencing time slips too… I don’t know if this is day 7 or 10 at this point, doesn’t really matter I suppose… Could be much more than that… Avery kills the guy he was supposed to trade with… Damn, hillarious that… Sad too really, kinda messed the guy up… Guess, he’s not been around much death… Especially at his own hand….

Goddamn… So much has happened in less than a week… Still not caught up… Grrr… (Muffled Go Away)… Stupid spirit guide just sits there and watches me… Tecca I think… This new woman, a mercenary (Ashe she calls herself), Kinda an Amazon, if I understand what that means…. My height, huge for a human… I’m guessing not human, but who’m I to say. She’s got herself nearly a full crew, some nice tech and a flying ship… Never rode in one of those before, rather smooth, and comfy compaired to that slaver ship….

Anyway. Yeah, long story shorter… shorter… shorter… Avery blew himself up or so I thought for a time… Time slipped… the building he was trying to get weapons out of (Ezra’s hideaway) was rigged… People just keep fazing in and out… Very odd… Another time slip, I guy falls through a solid ceiling.. another slip.. God I’m hating Hallsville, Damanable place this… Last slip puts us in Mexico, just out of old Mexico City… Well shit… Vampires, gotta move, but they aren’t quiet… Let see, who’d we have at that point… Sy, Shank, Avery, Katasha, and myself… Everyone else either dead or poofed…

Yeah, Mexico City… They send us out on a “mission”… Yippie… Just what I wanted… NOT… To kill some vampire god or something… Not fun… Don’t want to do this, but kinda gotta in order to get some gear, vehicle maybe to get back across the Rio Grande… We take explosives that Avery will use to blow up the ziggarat… Damn dragon undead thing… Avery babbling about the Jynx more… Katasha crashes the car, glad I was belted in… Oh, right the dragon pucked on my head… Gah, could hear it sizzling, Avery helped me wash out my fur, good man for that… Right Shank wanted to kill all the citizens in the only safe haven south of the Rio Grande… Gotta honor his father or some shit… Some father, gotta kill to get his love… Screw that… yeah, I wasn’t gonna let him get back to Mexico City, turns out I didn’t need to he… He watermelon’d his own head diving off the top of the ziggarat as Avery detonates a couple hundred pounds of explosives… I don’t know how they survived, that blast was HUGE… Oh and the dragon finally showed her true colors… I see what happened now. She waits until she gets us alone and kills us one at a time… I understand, I’m a sniper… Safe way to do it… I put a bullet through her head at the same time Avery shoots her in the back of the head with his plasma torch… He claims to have killed her… Who’m I to take his glory, though he really doesn’t seem all that glorified by it… She did just try to kill him… Healed him from what I could tell, then ripped the arm with the Jynx off… Lotsa blood there… Katasha manages to save him and get him away from the collapsing Ziggarat, and we run back to Mexico City minus two more… Hurray for that week being over…

Goddamn it Tecca, Please go away, I finally found a quiet place, and just want to be left alone. (muttered, thank you…) Where was I…

Message for me at Mexico City from the ‘Green Lady’… Tells me I have six weeks to perform another mission… What a bitch… recorded message and can’t even be bothered to get the damn point… Just has to babble… Anyway, Get to Manhattan… Home of the largest rift anomoly anyone I’ve ever spoken with knows of… GREAT just great… Oh and gotta go to a Coalition facility, Lone Star Three in St. Louis… Good thing Ashe showed up when she did… Cuts travel time down tremendously with this flying boat, needed crew to boot… Goddamn… What a bitch!… Not Ashe… The ‘Green Lady’…

Get there, have to agree to do two missions for her for her help, Ashe and her crew’s help on my mission… Fine whatever… Katasha stays behind, apparently she’s something to be worshipped in Mexico City… Who knew… Right, so Avery follows me… Oh, yeah, and his damn injuries layed us up there for two weeks… Luckily the locales were nice enough to train me a bit… Bit faster on my feet now when it comes to getting out of the way of things… Good thing that…

Right, St. Louis… Geez, this really is taking a long time… I didn’t realize how much had happened in under a month…

Avery and that stupid Jynx… He just can’t help himself, it lights up and he’s like a kid in a candy store, where every single individual piece of candy is in a separate fragile china jar that he breaks every time he touches it… So much babbling and playing with himself in public… I just don’t get it… I prefer privacy, unless I have a certain friendly bit of company… (laugh)… Anyway, he causes a rift event, a paradox, Tecca calls it… The daughter of… Grunt and Sy… Remembers being with them… Yeah, she’s naked too… Not that the idea of those two having a child does anything for me… quite the opposite.

St. Louis… Lone Star Three… A commander gray shows up… Oh… Puts on a show, with a new sniper rifle, got I want that thing… Wanted I guess… Was a ‘Gift’ he says… Well, odd, to say the least. Have to rescue a Dr. West from this facility, mother spoke of him… Said he was a real doctor, but you didn’t want to go to him unless it was your last and only option… Not a good guy she says… Well, lucky me… I get to find out for myself… Oh, she said he was dead too… not sure what to make of that… But, gotta get him out… somehow… He can innoculate me to the severe pain and trauma that the rift events cause… That’d be nice… No more headaches from those… Not sure if I can trust him though… Gotta take a risk I suppose if I want answers… That bitch… ‘The Green Lady’ telling me the only way I’ll have the answers I want is to go into hell… Hurray… Well… here goes…

Spot an opening to get into the base…Going to take it, If Commander grey had been able to take Dr. West on his transport, back to Lone Star One… I’d never be able to get to him before he was executed… I let the other know that I’m going for it… And Avery the idiot that he his decides to chase after me… Oh and Ashes’ crew member, a cat (Moonhiney, Moonshiny… Moon) gives chase too… Wonderful… Guess they’ll make a good distraction. They do, Avery and Moon both get shot up… Oh and Stunt, the daughter of Grunt and Sy (awsome name… NOT) goes after the prisoners who are currently being executed by that new sniper rifle that is somehow firing threw a blast wall and killing the targets on the far side…

I’m in, I manage to find my way to Dr. West… Something strange though, I can’t put my finger on it… West guides us out… Thank god for the Federation of Magic this day, they happened to choose this moment to launch an offensive on the Coalition, and it was here at Lone Star Three… Wow… Had to turn off the comms… Dr. West doesn’t like them on or something… And FUCKING AVERY IS GOING ON ABOUT SEVENVII.. THE CHARIOT Over and over and over… Shut up… Damn I hate comms he can talk on… I’m out, with West and safe… They’re apparently fighting Grey and he has threatened to nuke the facility… I’m on the ship with Dr. West… Ashe has herself a prisoner… Carter, I think…

The cat girls alive too… Apparently she uses magic… She crushed the crap outta that APC with Commander Grey in it, apparently he’s more powerful than she is though as it didn’t crush him… A bit later they open up the APC tuna can to find that rifle, and Commander Grey tapped into our our comms going on about how he’s so much better than us, and that this is the only time, we’ll be safe, if we cross his path again he’ll kill everything within 10 miles of us… Just great… I’ll try to avoid him…

Well… I think they’re starting to miss my presence… Gonna go back and take a nap while we get to whereever Ashe thinks were going to find a Lab for West to use… Not looking forward to this… Not one…

Yes, Tecca… I’m shutting up now…. (rustling… gotta keep these shorter… rustling ends abruptly.)

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