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Using the mind-reading portion of my Telepathy. If he doesn't get attacked or somesuch, Journey will then prob the rest of the people in range.
hero4hire wrote:After deposting his teammates Mannequin eased the Protector-Jet; The Glaive up to a higher altitude, then he set the vehicle in a circular holding pattern above the area.
"I've got your Six people. Sitrep unchanged from up here. I will keep you updated." he said into his commlink as he continued to watch for anything MORE out of the ordinary.
OOC: Notice and Search both +15. Taking ten for 25.
samca wrote:As they begin to see the people up close, it's immediately apparent that more is wrong with them than just the fact that they are standing still. They are breathing, but shallowly. There is a grayish tinge to their skin, and their staring eyes seem discolored, with a metallic sheen oddly reminiscent of the surface of one of those tubes.
Journey approaches the nearest villager, a girl in her early teens, as motionless as the rest. When he reaches out to her mind, he finds that she's asleep. Or, at least, her mind is in a state very much like a deep, dreamless sleep. She doesn't respond at all, or even seem to notice him.
He quickly finds that the same is true of all of the other people nearby. Whatever has paralyzed them, it's essentially knocked them all unconscious as well.
When Path teleports one of the villagers, an older man with graying hair, the man doesn't respond. He adjusts his footing a little, like a man sleepwalking, but otherwise just keeps staring ahead with those oddly reflective, open eyes. For some reason, those eyes seem familiar to William. They remind him of something he saw elsewhere, in his travels, but he can't quite place where...
Red Dawn is coming to much the same discovery as the others. Her longer vision lets her see more of the countryside around them. Cattle stand motionless. Birds are perched in trees, still and silent. And the cars...
The cars look like they're subtlely changing. There's an old Toyota Hilux parked near the village, probably a decade old. And there seem to be almost organic-looking metal growths forming on it -- silvery knobs and bulges at various points on the structure. Now that she's noticed them, she can see that the growths are visibly growing and changing. It's slow, like watching a candle melt in reverse, but it's definitely happening.
And all the other cars and trucks in the village are doing the same thing, although they're not as far along.
Piloting the Glaive, Mannequin doesn't find much in the skies over Uganda. In fact, it's a little eerie just how empty the skies are. His instruments are telling him there's no air traffic for hundreds of miles in any direction. Looking out the cockpit, he sees just how completely he has the skies to himself. No birds, alone or in flocks. No little crop dusters or ultralights. Nothing.
SilvercatMoonpaw wrote:"Get me a sample. I want to see if I can analyze it." Doombot turns his head to see the grows on the car. "Preferably in a sealed container."
Taking 10 on a search check for a 12 total.
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