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ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴏᴅᴛᴇᴀᴍ ᴏғ ʜᴀᴅʀɪᴇʟ ([personal profile] hadrielmods) wrote in [community profile] hadriel_logs2017-02-10 09:35 am

Intro Log: None Hadriel With Left Shark

Who: New arrivals and everyone else!
What: The intro log for February
Where: The colosseum and all around the city.
When: February 10th-16th
Warnings: Shark week


Once more, new arrivals will wake up on the ground level of the ruined colosseum. There isn't anything particularly comforting about it, either- everything is a bit cold and impersonal and there is, of course, the fact that nobody remembers just how they managed to wind up here in the first place. That can all be explained in time, though- until then, you've got quite a bit on your plate already.

And why is that? Well, that may be because you're also surrounded by sharks.

Yes, on land.

It doesn't mean that they're totally incapacitated though- you still have your two headed sharks, your giant sharks, and your sharktopus that are more than capable of flopping in your general direction before taking you into a death roll. And don't forget the (far more dangerous) sand sharks, capable of swimming through the ground as if it were water itself. You might want to start to find a life raft high ground soon.

But hey, if you manage to get away from the sharks, feel free to help yourself to one of the odd food shaped blankets. These cozy comforters are perfect for your new bed, but they tend to carry a faint scent of the food they represent, so be sure not to sleep on an empty stomach!

Listen to the Jaws theme, grab a harpoon, and get cozy! On your way to safety, make sure to explore the rest of the city! Find a house, a new monster, a project to help with, or simply scavenge for supplies. Good luck, and enjoy your stay in Hadriel!

► This log covers February 10th-16th.
► Feel free to make your own logs as well!
► All characters arrive with phones that have network communication and the newbie guide installed.
► Please put your character's name and open/closed in the subject line of your starters!
circumitus: I ONLY KNOW HOLA. (EVERYONE IS SPEAKING SPANISH)

Colosseum

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-11 05:08 pm (UTC)(link)
[Unlike the many who woke up here, confused and unsure what is going on, there is one woman who seemingly had the inane sense to rush into the fray on her own accord. Rather than armed with the arsenal she's usually carrying, she is using one of the spears from Rage's armory to fend off the first land shark biting and wiggling her way.

[Not long after running the tip of the spear through one of its gills, she hears a girl's voice using a term of position Rey knows well. Slamming her boot over the long nose of the now-motionless shark, she swings her spear towards her right, and finds a double-headed carnivorous fish seemingly hungry for human blood.]


...Shit.

[She mutters, before hurling the spear into the left eye of one shark head, which seems to only slow it down.]
survivorsguilt: (➽ girl on fire)

[personal profile] survivorsguilt 2017-02-12 01:57 am (UTC)(link)
[It's not enough. Ellie doesn't think; she just takes aim and unloads into the opposite head, praying these things learn to stay down.

With one head incapacitated and the other severely wounded, the creature does little more than thrash in place. Still unwilling to get too close to those sharp teeth- but keen to save bullets where she can- Ellie circles around to it's side and thwacks it on the still moving head, hard, with the heel of her foot.

It doesn't stop moving, but it also doesn't turn it's jaws on her.]


I think we're clear.

[She backs up and turns to face Rey, offering her a tired thumbs up.

Behind her, the shark begins to drag itself closer, leaving a snail trail of blood in it's wake.]
Edited 2017-02-12 01:58 (UTC)
circumitus: PUT 'EM IN JAIL, PUT 'EM IN JAIL. (bang bang rob that bank)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-12 03:01 am (UTC)(link)
[Not clear enough, apparently.

[The second it reveals even a fraction of life in its bloody, rubbery body, Rey mobilizes. The horrid, impossible creature starts prying its maw of many jagged teeth, ready to ensnare the girl between them--

[Rey charges forward, seizes the speak handle in both hands before she drives the pointy end deeper into its brain. When even that fails to make it dead, she gives the spear a good twist. It's halfway into the shark's skull before the damned creature stops.

[She gives it a moment before she lets go, leaving the spear firmly embedded in its carcass. Then releases a sharp breath.]


That should do it this time.

[As she says this, the corpse gives an involuntary twitch.]
survivorsguilt: (➽ a galaxy far far away)

[personal profile] survivorsguilt 2017-02-12 06:26 am (UTC)(link)
[It's alarming to realise how close she may have just come to being chomped to death, but Ellie can't say it's the first time. Or even the second, or third-

All the same, she's grateful.]


Dude. Woah. Thank you. You just totally saved my butt! Uh, kind of literally.
circumitus: Keep up the good work. (it's a 12/12/12 miracle)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-12 09:10 am (UTC)(link)
[Rey makes a face at the thought of saving literal asses, before shaking herself back to their still current, very real problem.]

Don't start celebrating yet. Have dispatched more than just that around here, and there are more all over the area.

[She tries yanking the spear out of the carcass in wake of its final death throes, only for the metal handle to snap.

[Welp. So much for that.]
survivorsguilt: (➽ in-a-gadda-da-vida)

[personal profile] survivorsguilt 2017-02-12 12:35 pm (UTC)(link)
[The chastising (intentional or not) reminds her of every adult ever that's tried to get her to be more serious. Of course, she's just met Rey, so an eye roll doesn't seem quite appropriate. She settles for a simple nod.]

Right.

[Theeeen winces as the spear snaps in two.]

Yikes. Bummer. Did you bring anything else?
circumitus: Your first mistake was not throwing your beer at the RA and running. (i literally hate you so fucking much)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-13 12:57 am (UTC)(link)
[More than grateful not to have to start a debate in the middle of the shark-infested Colosseum, she starts heading towards one of the doorways leaving the arena, leaving behind what's left of the speak.

[In response to the question she's just been asked, Rey pulls out a long knife that was hanging from her belt, the three-foot blade curved inward. It isn't her only mean of defense and assault, but now isn't a good time for a lightshow.

[Before she can reach the exit, a series of long tentacles emerge from the archway. From within, an eight-armed shark rises overhead.]


...

Fuck.

[Going to need more than a kukri to deal with that, probably.]
Edited 2017-02-13 00:58 (UTC)
survivorsguilt: (➽ click click click...)

[personal profile] survivorsguilt 2017-02-13 11:15 am (UTC)(link)
[Well then. Okay. Guess we're moving out, Ellie thinks, and tugs along behind Rey. Yet again, she's reminded of someone else. She doesn't have long to dwell on it, because 'fuck' is right. With her favourite expletive already stolen from her, Ellie echoes a just as alarmed:]

Holy crap.

[She raises her pistol, but honestly, she's not even sure where to aim first. It's huge.]

I don't- I don't have anything bigger than this.
circumitus: (teaser? blood from knife wound.)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-13 02:49 pm (UTC)(link)
[Neither does Rey. Other than herself, that is.

[Without even looking back to Ellie, she says:]
Stay back for a bit.

[She flips the kukri in her hand, tightening her grip of it as she approaches the octopus-shark; its attention wavering between two potential prey.]

HEY.

[Summoning its interest towards herself with the waving blade and loud noise, the octopus-shark shark promptly retaliates. Reeling back.

[And then devours the closest target in sight whole.]
survivorsguilt: (➽ yippee ki-yay motherfucker)

damn rey

[personal profile] survivorsguilt 2017-02-14 04:12 am (UTC)(link)
No-!

[Holy fuck. Holy fuck. Her stomach reels, and Ellie feels like she might just puke everywhere. What a way to go out, vomiting and eaten by a huge, tentacle-armed shark.

It's not like she knows this person at all, but that really doesn't matter. It's a horrific thing to see. She tries her best to get a hold of herself, backing up a few steps and finger tugging down on the trigger of her pistol-]
circumitus: (the salamander)

"go big or go home" are words she likes to live by, but probably shouldn't.

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-14 05:25 am (UTC)(link)
[It isn't long after Rey is "gone" that something seems to be wrong. The hideous octopus-shark doesn't lunge towards its second quarry for dessert. Rather, it staggers. Stance weakening until its body crashes to the ground with a violent thud, pointed tentacles whipping around it in a last ditch effort to survive.

[No such luck. Streams of smoke creeps from out its gills, the color of its scales changing into a paler shade of gray. Almost like something is cooking it from within.

[In order to make whatever is burning it inside to stop, the sharp tentacles snap away from Ellie and begin digging into its own skin. Puncturing several little holes against its side, but not enough to reach the source of its immolation.

[Letting out an unholy, gut-wrenching screech, the octopus-shark goes limp. Smoke still billowing from its gills. Its efforts at digging out the living furnace it had just swallowed too little too late.]
survivorsguilt: (➽ click click click...)

can't believe this shit

[personal profile] survivorsguilt 2017-02-15 08:17 am (UTC)(link)
[Ellie may not know an awful lot about physiology of a shark, let a long an octopus one, but she's pretty sure this thing shouldn't be smoking, considering the way it's scraping at it's own skin and shrieking.

Her tight grip on her gun doesn't loosen at all, nor does she grow any less tense, but somehow she gets the impression she's not gonna be dinner as soon as she expected.

She kicks at a tentacle that's fallen close to her, testing the waters. This time, she won't be turning her back or assuming anything any time soon. She even unloads a shot into the things eye.

No reaction.

Ellie sighs, long and relieved, but quickly feels her gut clench again. ...That poor person. Should she- should she try to cut it's stomach open? Oh, god.

Do her a solid here, Rey.]
circumitus: (the salamander)

oh so sorry ellie 8[

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-16 04:15 am (UTC)(link)
[The organs start to fail fast as the creature dies, giving Rey only a few seconds to act:

[From where Ellie is standing, the perspective might be almost comedic. Like something out of a terrible shark TV movie, if she were ever to see one of those, when the blade of the kukri juts out of the octopus-shark's flesh. Blood gushes out as a black and red figure slides out the open slash around the creature's throat.

[As it is, it's probably more disgusting and horrific than something to laugh at right now.

[The thick black layer, which had protected her from the digestive enzymes attempting to corrode her skin, immediately starts to shed in dark flakes.

[By the time she's climbed back to her feet, kukri on the ground. She's hunched over with hands on her knees, the black has peeled away around her feet, mixed with blood and the stuff covering her mere moments prior.

[She isn't dry by any means, but she's less soaked thanks to the protective, armor-like layer coating her entire body just then. More damp.

[Rey takes a few breaths, more out of adrenaline than being winded by the experience of being eaten alive. That sure was a trip, wasn't it?]
survivorsguilt: (➽ yippee ki-yay motherfucker)

why do i not sense an ounce of sincerity- tw for emetophobia

[personal profile] survivorsguilt 2017-02-20 04:25 am (UTC)(link)
[Suddenly vomiting isn't just a threat, and Ellie is hunched over in a similar pose to Rey, emptying her guts onto the colosseum floor. She may have seen some shit, but a person emerging from a stomach covered in bile and blood is pretty new.

Ellie coughs and wipes her mouth clean, a little annoyed with herself- but a lot more annoyed with Rey now that she's realizing this was part of a plan.]


Don't think you could have given me a heads up? Hey, Ellie, girl I don't know, I'm gonna jump into this things stomach and be fine, so don't freak out!
circumitus: its people like u that make people like me go to rehab. he has a lazy eye for christ sakes. (your girlfriend is a south jersey whore)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-20 04:59 am (UTC)(link)
[Her head is pounding so hard that she almost misses what Ellie says. Rey pushes herself into an upright position, wiping blood, gore, and black from around her eyes.]

Apologies. Didn't have much time. [Pause.] Plus, didn't want to announce any strategy in front of the enemy. Could have been an intelligent shark-thing for all we know.

[Okay, that's a bullshit excuse. But hey, anything is possible. Sentient fish capable of understanding human speech can totally happen!]
survivorsguilt: (➽ fight the good fight)

1/2

[personal profile] survivorsguilt 2017-02-27 01:42 am (UTC)(link)
[Ellie stutters out something kinda similar to a bemused laugh, albeit a lot sharper.]

Okay! Okay. Sure.

[She's used to bullshit excuses, and kind of a master at brushing them off at this point. That said...she begrudgingly can't help but admit to herself that Rey no doubt just saved the both of them.]

That's stupid, but thank you. Now you've saved my ass twice.
survivorsguilt: (➽ he was outstanding in his field)

yeah this is so late I'M SORRY

[personal profile] survivorsguilt 2017-02-27 01:43 am (UTC)(link)
And I guess what you did was pretty cool. Were you on fire? What the fuck was that. It looked awesome. And kinda gross.
circumitus: You owe me waffles (sunrise bitch.)

IT'S ALL GOOD

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-27 04:14 am (UTC)(link)
[U n s u r e.]

Not sure if that's supposed to be flattery or an insult. [She shakes her head fast.] Doesn't matter, though. Probably shouldn't risk standing around talking about it here -- it'll be safer in the city.

[And then she steps around the fallen tentacled shark, not even careful to avoid the splattered gore as she heads for the way out. If Ellie doesn't want to stick around and attempt a similar (more likely to fail) stunt of what Rey just did, she figures the kid will follow.]
survivorsguilt: (Default)

<3

[personal profile] survivorsguilt 2017-03-04 08:38 am (UTC)(link)
[She rolls her eyes. God. Ellie thinks she should have expected this shit- same as it always was in her world. Answers later, it's not safe. Oh, and I'm going to conveniently forget I said I'd talk about it. Whatever.]

Yeah. Okay.

[Still, she follows, sneakers coated in the gore as she treads through it at a light jog.]
circumitus: its people like u that make people like me go to rehab. he has a lazy eye for christ sakes. (your girlfriend is a south jersey whore)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-04 08:59 am (UTC)(link)
[In Rey's defense, for a change, she does fully intend on filling Ellie in. She'd just rather be mobile at the same time.

[She's careful before proceeding forward, holding up behind an archway before taking a quick glance through the opening. Once the area appears to be clear of any interrupting sharks, she continues guiding the way to the main city.]


Wasn't on fire, by the way. [She doesn't look toward Ellie when she speaks. Just keeps moving forward, with the occasional glance to make sure the route is safe enough.] Only made enough heat to cause that thing to cook up from inside. Not a big deal.

[Says the woman caked in blood and black stuff and busted out of a shark corpse a few minutes ago. God. Shut up, Rey.]

Would, um. Appreciate it if you kept it to yourself.

[Pretty sure her roommate wouldn't enjoy hearing about the gamble she had just made.]
survivorsguilt: (➽ he was outstanding in his field)

[personal profile] survivorsguilt 2017-03-05 12:51 pm (UTC)(link)
[As soon as they're clear, Ellie drags her feet, arms tucked up behind her head. She doesn't need to be following Rey anymore, not really, but she just... kind of does. It's what she knows.]

Huh. So it's like... A superpower?

[It's like in her comics.]

Um, sure. Least I can do in return for not being shark dinner.
circumitus: its people like u that make people like me go to rehab. he has a lazy eye for christ sakes. (your girlfriend is a south jersey whore)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-05 10:34 pm (UTC)(link)
[Once they're out in the open, Rey isn't sure what to do next. Most people try to find answers, get their bearings first. Maybe try and locate a place to seek shelter from the monthly critters that creeped in from the Door with them.

[The last time she allowed a kid to follow her home, he acted like he already knew her and started calling her his mother. Fortunately, she doesn't quite get that vibe from this girl, so this is already off to a good start.

[She blinks.]


Ah. Not really? [Pause.] Maybe. Sort of.

[Then, mutters:] Guess it's better than calling it "magic".

[Because get that fairy fantasy shit out of here.]

Thanks. If there's anything you'd like to know, you should find it on your phone. Should've come in with you when you arrived.
survivorsguilt: (➽ what the fuckle)

[personal profile] survivorsguilt 2017-03-09 04:04 am (UTC)(link)
[Regardless of how they're meant, the words feel like a dismissal to Ellie, and jolt her back into place. Right. Holy shit. She needs to... figure out what the fuck just happened. Find a place to hide out.]

A phone-? I don't...

[She narrows her eyes at Rey (more with confusion than anything else) and slips her backpack off to unzip it and rifle through it. She holds the thing up, thrusting it out towards Rey.]

This is my fucking source of answers? What the hell.
circumitus: If you can't drink cheep beer and whiskey with me, I don't want you. (fuck it)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-09 03:37 pm (UTC)(link)
[Rey arches a brow at Ellie's incredulity, not sure whether she's being serious or not. Judging by the way the kid looks and talk, she can't be from before smartphone and modern communications tech, so the response elicits some disbelief on Rey's part as well.]

Yes. That thing is like a mini computer.

[But, of course, Ellie should know that... right?]
survivorsguilt: (➽ grave of the fireflies)

[personal profile] survivorsguilt 2017-03-14 05:57 am (UTC)(link)
[She has a vague idea of how phones work, and it's not as though she's never heard of them before. It's just that... well... how the fuck is she meant to use it to answer all her questions???]

That's great. Never used a computer.

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