Recap of SST: Campfire
This is for Tehpillowstar and anyone else who is interested in joining, and/or wants to know what has happened thus far.
Damien, a man with more machine parts than human parts, is resting at an old abandoned gas station in the middle of the desert, near a dying campfire built of scraps. A girl named Quon approaches. She only lasts for two posts (due to the controlling troper's ban) and does not bear significant impact on the thread. A young man named Felix approaches. He is looking for a place called September. Damien does not know where this is. A young girl named Bianca appears, having been resting in the gas station. She has been lost for a while, and has a broken arm. A bloody and wounded soldier named Philip staggers in. He coughs blood everywhere. Bianca introduces herself to the rest of them. They return the favor. A velociraptor (yes) approaches. She seems unable to communicate with the others, but knows herself as Whitetip. The others are initially apprehensive, but Damien holds out his arm in goodwill and soon it is revealed that Whitetip is intelligent enough to communicate in some forms, and the tensions bleed away. A large bulky man and a smaller, somewhat effeminate young man approach, named Charles and Mai'iq, respectively. (Motree, the writer of these characters, was sidetracked shortly thereafter, without being able to do much with the characters, however, she has told me that she may rejoin, but is undecided.) Those gathered mingle a little, Charles and Mai'iq introduce themselves and Charles chats with Bianca, Felix attempts further communication with Whitetip, Philip begins to feel hungry, and Damien retrieves a map scratched into a sheet of metal. Later, Felix determines that the gas station is some for of universal crossroads. Philip points out a spot on the map labeled "Animal Den" A man dressed like a magician, later revealed to be called Mud, and a large glowing white dragon-like being called Razugual appear from behind the gas station. Mud reignites the dying campfire quite explosively. Some of the others are apprehensive. A man in a bright white techno-suit named Nathan appears, having been using high-tech camouflage to the point of invisibility. Damien decides that it would be a good idea to investigate the animal den. He gathers a group to trek to the animal den, eventually consisting of himself, Mud, and Felix. Meanwhile Bianca appears to be able to understand Whitetip on a linguistic level. The animal den group decides instead that it is more important to find water, and change goals. Before the water trekking group sets out, Damien shows the others that the area surrounding the gas station is teeming with large (perhaps supernaturally so) vicious wolves, however, they've been avoiding the light from the campfire. The water seeking group makes a hasty and reckless start to their search. Nathan, meanwhile, uses a blast from his suit to quickly slay several of the wolves. The campfire group prepares to skin and cook one of the beasts. After a short/long (you decide) time on their journey, the water trekking group finds themselves seemingly no closer to water. Mud strongly hints that they would have a better chance of finding the water if he were to turn on of them into a bird, to get a birds-eye view of the desert. Damien complies, surprisingly without needing much convincing. The magician allows him to choose from a deck of bird cards, but he makes a mistake, and the magician turns him into a dodo bird. Rather than rectifying the mistake, the three continue searching by foot. Meanwhile, Philip coughs up more blood, and Razugual shows concern. The wolf is soon cooked, and those by the campfire start eating. (Note; at this point, Whitetip has left, her writer having decided to leave the thread. Also, Felix is possibly gone. It has not been explicitly stated, but writer Collen has not posted for him since, so he is effectively frozen.) Overhead, a hot air balloon passes by, and a man named Sano falls out near the water trekking group. They go to him. He manhandles Dodo!Damien to Mud's displeasure, and Damien's nonchalance. They soon sort things out and introductions are made, with Sano joining the group. Meanwhile, the balloon itself sinks to the ground and wrecks, the nameless man inside running off into the vast desert. Nearby in the desert, a husband and wife Matt and Chiara respectively, appear, having been journeying in search of their daughter Bianca. They end up finding the gas station and reuniting before finally leaving together. (Crystal Glacia leaves the thread) Also nearby, at the waterhole the water trekking group is looking for, two men John and Thomas are found, considering drinking the water. The water trekking group soon approach and make introductions. However, shortly thereafter the two men... I don't know, phase out of existence (Writer Masterofchaos quickly departed.) Back at the campfire, Razugual is bothered by the fact that Philip hasn't gotten food yet. He expresses this rather fervently, much to Philip's discomfort. They chat about Philip's seeming low regard for his own life. Two adolescent boys, a preteen named Corey and an older teenager named Ian approach the campfire. Corey sneaks up, disguised as a dead wolf, and is nearly blasted to smithereens by Nathan. Ian berates Corey, and they introduce themselves. Razugual shifts his concern from the bleeding man to concern for the two youngsters lost in the desert. This is where the campfire group is NOW. (QQQQQ reappears, disappears) The water trekking group, having filled up all their canteens and bottles and whatnot, begin to return to the campfire. On the way, they decide to stop by Sano's crashed balloon, where they find many supplies. This is where the water trekking group and the thread are NOW.
edited 21st Oct '12 8:40:55 AM by m8e
edited 21st Oct '12 8:32:59 PM by Aqueos
edited 22nd Oct '12 3:01:29 AM by Ryuhza
edited 23rd Oct '12 6:33:39 PM by PsychoFreaX
edited 26th Oct '12 4:52:52 AM by m8e
Perhaps... Philip— bloody, ragged Philip— was gone. To where, Razugual did not know. He hoped it was home. Razugual heaved an enormous sigh on the rooftop, almost a shudder, really. He didn't hear any wolves yowling, but he couldn't help but think of them as he climbed back down and returned to his position, awkwardly and a touch moodier than he was before. "Philip was inside earlier. He found those bits and pieces in there." Razugual gestured to the pile of bric-a-brac* near the fire with a lazy sweep of his arm. "I don't know what he was intending to do with them." Razugual stared sadly at the gas station's building again. His curiosity had suddenly faded.
The gust from Damien's wings was powerful enough to blow the magician's hat clean off, so that he had to scramble to retrieve it. He managed as much, however, before it even touched the ground and he held onto it with both hands, gazing up at Damien as he ascended. After a few moments, he looked down at Sano and blinked a few times. "Well, I take that as a very positive sign. Aye! Satisfaction. He'll be back..." he stared squinting at the ever-heightening figure of Damien, becoming blurred with the night. "Now about those boxes; have you any rope in this rubble meneer Sano?" asked Mud, tapping his foot gently in the dirt.
edited 26th Oct '12 11:47:24 AM by Ryuhza
edited 26th Oct '12 10:37:24 AM by m8e
edited 28th Oct '12 11:43:33 AM by DaeBrayk
edited 29th Oct '12 4:38:52 PM by Ryuhza
edited 2nd Nov '12 12:35:09 PM by Yomegami
edited 2nd Nov '12 1:35:47 PM by m8e
The magician had almost finished a long series of looping and clenching hand gestures performed before the large assortment of ropes he had assembled next to the boxes. When he was done, the collection of ropes had reassembled themselves in the form of some sort of elaborate pack-saddle, designed specifically to carry the boxes from the balloon. This done, Mud stepped back and looked directly up into the sky. "Hum. Now where could mister Damien possibly be? I'd expected him to have bestowed us with his returned presence by now. How very troubling." He tapped one gloved finger against his mouth and looked over to Sano, who was managing the large deflated balloon itself. "However, if we are to be without him, there are still two of us, and one of you." the magician smirked and crossed his arms. "Which is still plenty enough to handle the job. Only if worst comes to worst, of course. Of course. Of course."
edited 5th Nov '12 1:59:39 AM by Ryuhza
edited 4th Nov '12 2:37:50 AM by m8e