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#976180
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Nic/Millbrook

"Too many of them! Fire might keep them away!"

But he does not want to stop shooting them, desperate that none should reach him. He aims and fires, again and again.

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Phil/Summers


Moving to flank his friend, he took up position and the advice of Nic and began cocking and firing his bolt action rifle as rapidly as possible, reloading in clips of five shells when necessary.

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(OOC - just need Niv's action at this point then I can post the outcomes)

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Aaron\Morley

If he hadn't seen far worse than this recently, he might have frozen in place.

"Stay close and back up. We can't turn our back on these things. Fire as needed, but don't waste all our ammo." he said backing up, rifle at the ready.

If he didn't have a bayonet on his rifle, he'd attach it now.

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With three figures heading towards you (Clement, your guide and the two German soldiers a few footsteps behind him accurate firing becomes a lot trickier since there is a real danger of hitting one or more of the approaching figures. The sustained fire finds their mark on no more than two or three of the creatures this time, not nearly enough given the numbers that had arrived moments before.

Now thankfully up on his feet and moving, one hand held to the left side of his head covering a wound Clement blurts out something this time (and unusually) in English, although with your ears still aching from initial explosion and the equally loud cracks of rifle fire amplified by the tunnels you stand in all you manage to make out are the words

“….back……….they……….seal!”

The two Germans, apparently either oblivious to who you are in the quarter light, muzzle flash filled passage or otherwise not caring break into a fast run moving to either side of the caverns closest to the walls and by the looks of things aiming otherwise aiming for the gaps between your group.

The creatures ahead of you, still somewhat disorganised after their sudden mass arrival seem to have their attention torn now between the figures ahead of them and the hole in the cave wall where they had emerged on masse.

They collectively seem to choose the same option, those not down or otherwise dispatched by incoming fire surging forward like a living carpet of abhorrent darkness up the passageway towards you. There are easily 20 or more of the creatures now, with the steady arrival of yet more stragglers from the hole in the passage wall popping out in ones and two’s again with great speed.

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Aaron\Morley

"Shit! I think it's time to go gentlemen." he said firing off another shot.

Unless they said otherwise, he turned and ran at a full sprint.

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Phil/Summers


His head moved as if mounted on a swivel when Aaron shouted his warning and he glanced at his other friend to make sure what he planned to do.

"I'm with you," he said, gestured for Nic to join them and then took off running behind the other two, having a hard time to keep up with their speed while he tried to serve as rear guard at the same time.

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Nic/Millbrook

He doesn't need any encouragement and turns and runs, hoping that the others show the same sense.

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Collectively the group including the two new additions backtracks at as fast as is possible towards the large chamber which had previously split the passage way in two.

Initially pursuing you as if the very hordes of hell were behind you the rat-like creatures come very close to catching you, Summers being the rear guard of the retreated resorting to swinging the butt end of this rifle like a club in a great arching circle to stop the lead creatures either moving past him or launching themselves at him as you run.

As quickly as it started the pursuit slows, not from outrunning the back of things behind you but because they begin to slow. As you each pass the entrance to into the gallery chamber there is no sign of a single pursuing creature, only noise and the regular flash of sickly yellow eyes in your torchlight indicates they are still there.

Quite ready to continue their retreat the two Germans stop only when Claude, out of breath and slumping down back first against the nearest wall calls out to them in German to stop – no translation needed in this instance, the echoing words ‘Halt!’ instinctively bringing the two men to a stop. Realising their new situation quickly and now with only one rifle between them they raise their hands, surrendering with confused almost shell shocked looks on their faces.

“Its worse than I thought” heaves Claude in French as he tries to recover his breath and speak at the same time “there is no way out through there now, not with the other passage blocked as well.”

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Nic/Millbrook

He is just relieved that the rat creatures are not attacking and that the Germans seem to have surrended. He keeps a rifle pointed in their general direction just in case.

"So? What options do we have?"

He replies to Claude in french.

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Phil/Summers


He was breathing hard and was surprised that they had managed to escape the rat monsters. His breathing relaxing somewhat, he lifted his rifle and backed his friend up in covering the Boche.

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