Current Conditions wrote:Time/Date and Location: 1055 (10:55AM), Late April, Pacific Northwest, Outpost Hanford
Environmental Conditions: Outside Temp; 22*C (71*F), very little if any actual rain is making it all the way to the team. It is comfortable to stand in the forest.
Brianna's Psionic Multiplier: Supernatural
Ley Line/Nexus Presence: No visible Ley Line, but the ambient energy of one.
Outside, Minerva struggles to finds the words to answer the the local which seems to aggravate him as he starts puffing and releasing soft growls before pointing to the pile of ash from the dead monsters. "Disease. You cure."
It grunts before crouching to be at eye level. "You."
He points to the Hunter and the others around Minerva. "Hurt? Help?"
He asks. Arvid stands ready to help should he be called, and notices the brief moments of aggression or frustration from the local at Minerva's silence. Something else also catches the Godling's keen eyes; the other two locals are no longer alone. At least three others have joined them and are watching the exchange. Vera stands on the other side of Minerva and notes the same thing as Arvid, seeing the locals only her magnified optics let her see specific details about the locals; at least one of them appears to be holding an older firearm and another has what looks like a sword with a large gash across its face. Not a threat to the group by any means, but suggests a great deal of intelligence for what they seem to be.
Drake sits by his bike, watching the forest and the exchange while pondering how best to appease this forest. Looking forward, the cyber-knight is able to plot a path that continues forward and past the locals. Drake poses an open ended question for the group to consider as they continue interacting with the locals. Drake's also confident he can turn the group around and lead them back to the clearing if they wanted.
Mink spends her time tracking in the forest making sure those three were the only ones and although she does not find their lair, she does find tracks to a small watering hole several hundred feet north. There are humanoid footprints all over that vanish at the base of nearby trees. Mink looks in the canopy to inpsect the trees but sees nothing from her vantage point that suggests its used as a route of travel. This far out, Mink can't hear the engine of the Hunter hardly at all and is instead surrounded by the sounds of the forest which seems to have its own subtle sound. Mink doubles back as quickly as she can at the mention of Bri's Mindstorm.
Jack and Ecks are able to help restrain Bri to stop her from hurting herself or hitting parts of the interior, and the flash is brief before she calms down, out of breath, trying to recover. When Bri collects herself enough to feel the connection to the forest more, she takes a leap and attempts to communicate with any local spirits that could be floating around. Several of the nearby wisps that have been floating in the background of the forest move closer to the Bri as she asks her question. One seems to float near her and Brianna feels a wave of emotion come from the wisp; fear. She hears a disembodied voice as though it is right next to her. "Ask"
Mink can properly identify two wisps, spirits of something, that respond to Bri. Jack sits back inside the vehicle and watches in relative bewilderment as apparently the girl that just had a seizure is now talking to ghosts. After a few minutes, the device Ecks was holding beeps again and when Ecks checks it, he is prompted for a password again.
What are you doing?