Since this is not a first person story, please choose a character to follow:
Jake Warrens: the leader of a small refugee group that has converted an office building into a hide-out.
Laura Hawkins: a forest-ranger who's avoided detection by avoiding major cities since the invasion. She's mostly a loner.
Rysthin Dor'Vool: A seasoned radinri scout and hunter, recently assigned to earth.
Ry William: A 10-year-old mature kid who trained himself to fight. An excellent fighter, and not too shabby with guns and bows. A kind spirit. Doesn't kill. Is a peace-maker, but likes to punch first and ask questions later. Believes peace can be made between humans and Radinri. Is very good with animals.
Matteus Spail:Survivor from Africa
Written by on 01 July 2008
Jake Warrens' room was a small cubicle that had an old cot in it and a hamper full of dirty clothes. He sat at the desk tonight scratching out notes by candlelight. Food was getting scarce, and by his estimates, the small group holed up with him in this office building would be completely out of it within two weeks. They'd had their reserves fall this low before, but each time it had become increasingly difficult to bounce back. Especially lately as more and more Radinri hunters had been seen in the area. Based on his calculations he and his small group had two options. They could attempt to break into an old grocery warehouse on the opposite end of the city, or they could flee to the south in hopes of better prospects in the neighbouring city.
Written by LorikFurdin on 03 July 2008
The lack of resources and the new hunters made the choice inevitable. He needed to get everyone to the new city. The only problem was how?
They couldn't afford to get stuck in the forests so that only left one option: the old highway. It wasn't ideal, but it was their best shot at getting there quickly. The only real issue was it would be well patrolled by the Radinri... assuming they were even still using it as a thoroughfare.
He told everyone the plan and to get some rest before they set off in the morning.
The next morning, Jake gathered everyone together to give them one last pep-talk before heading out...
Written by AIDungeon on 08 January 2021
I know a few of you are still weary about this plan and I don't blame you. I'll be honest, I have my doubts too, but it's the best chance we've got. Now whether or not we run into any Radinri patrols is another story, but assuming that we do, I want all of you to stay close and do exactly what I say. If worst comes to worst and we really get in a bind, I'll take care of things. Just focus on keeping yourselves alive so you can help me.
With those last encouraging words, Jake led them out the door and down the stairs. They stood at the base of the building and looked at the old highway just a block away.
It was eery quiet and after a quick discussion, they all decided it was too quiet. Jake picked up on this right away... Something was wrong.
The calm before the storm...
Written by AIDungeon on 16 January 2021
Jake's eyes darted back and forth. Something was going to happen, he could just feel it. He quickly counted heads... everyone was there.
The quiet was broken by screams coming from the far end of the city. It sounded like howls. Howls of an unnatural nature.
Jake knew what it was immediately. They looked at him for leadership, but he felt powerless to do anything. There was no time to run back to the building or barricade a street, the howls were growing louder and coming from multiple directions. The only thing that he could do was order everyone to group up and back slowly towards the highway.
The situation looked bleak. He somehow had managed to keep everyone alive this long and now they were all going to die because of his poor decision making. It didn't help that most of them had lost all their supplies during the last attack and were unable to run.
Jake felt an enormous weight on his shoulders. The only thing getting him through this was the knowledge that he couldn't let himself die, he had to keep everyone alive somehow.
Just a little longer...
The howls grew louder until they were almost directly overhead. Jake looked up and could barely make out figures jumping from building to building.
Written by aidungeon on 26 January 2021
The end (for now)