After killing the tiger-sapien in the Aztechnologies boardroom, we go down the hall to a big steel door. The door unlocks but there is a bit pile of debris on the other side. Everyone manages to hop over it except Zoey who gets a bit caught up.
Unfortunately, that puts us right in front of a mostly open doorway where a giant man with large pustules bursts out of a closet changing towards Jax and two 3 meter long worm like things slither out of the debris trapping Zoey.
Great, I think, good job at protecting the women in the group.
The giant with the pustules bashes Jax and she goes down hard, unconscious. Zoey manages to hold her own with the huge worms while Alan, André and I take down the giant. Soon enough both worms are dead. I’ve stabilized Jax but she is still unconscious. Zoey is trying first aid while Alan and André search the room finding an optical drive. Once Zoey’s done with the first aid Jax really doesn’t look any better. I try to heal her and she wakes up but she’s still in rough shape.
We come to the end of this wing of the facility and go back the way we’d come. I use clairvoyance to look past another door quickly dropping the spell when I see a bunch of doors and some workstations with vials and a data station (or server).
Alan tries to sneak into the room but bangs his rifle on one of the workstations. He alerts a couple of deformed looking guards and stumbles behind one of the workstations. The room turns into a war zone with bullets flying. Eventually the guards are dead but Zoey is injured and Alan is looking pretty worn out and bruised where his armor took the impact of some bullets. The guards were using some new advanced Aztechnology pistols which can burst fire. I hear André, Alan and Zoey cooing over them.
“Yeah, those sure are really nice Ass-Technology Rectal Rammers”, I say, “But can’t we get on with the searching”.
We hear some whimpering behind one of the doors and there lies Dr. Death (Dr. Wouter Basson). He keeps repeating, “This can’t be happening”.
Alan says, “This shouldn’t have happened.” Both he and André raise their weapons and open fire on Dr. Basson.
I go to the data station, beside it there is a canister that seems to have released an aerosol version of the metagene. The data station itself contains 10 hard drives which should contain the data we need. There is a lab storage room containing bio-hazardous materials behind a big steel door that requires both pass cards we have to open including the new one from Dr. Basson. Inside we find 6 samples in a sealed container labelled metagene and some optical drives.
We quickly head back the way we came, taking the other manhole cover to where Roy is waiting for us. I’ve talked to Aaron and Erin and they meet us and copy the data from 9 of the hard drives before we need to go to the meet. We still haven’t heard anything from the kidnappers.
We start the drive to the docks to meet Mr Johnson when Jax finally gets a message from the kidnappers telling us to make the delivery as originally stated at the docks with Mr Johnson.
Jax looks down at her commlink, “Arey, kya?!”, She looks over at me, “Gaandu! I can’t believe you put that on my commlink.”
As we walk to the meet location from where Roy parked, I cast Armor on Jax so she won’t be further injured. André whispers, “What did you put on her phone?”
“I set her background to be a picture of my ass. Guess she would have preferred a dick pic.”
When we get to the dock, a single man greets us there.
“Give me the hard drives and I’ll send you the information on where to find the girl.”
“That’s not how it’s supposed to work. Don’t you watch the trids?”, says Zoey.
“Yeah, where is your director? Couldn’t they afford to get a British villain?”, I say, “At least give us proof that the girl is still alive.”
The Johnson pulls out a commlink and shows Jax and I a video of her daughter. She is in a cell in Letengeur. I recognize the scene, it was the last time I’d seen her right before they came to take her away.
“Maybe it would have been better if you’d shown us something that was more recent than 6 months ago”, I say as I look back to Alan who is hiding on the roof of a warehouse. I see movement in the warehouse below him, looks to be a man gesturing to us.
As the man on the docks pulls a gun, sirens and flashing lights come from the right and armed guards pile out of a building to the left. André yells, “Run for the warehouse.” We hear Roy through the head set saying, “Aztechnologies coming in hot.” The man on the docks goes down with a bullet to the head.
We pile into the warehouse as bullets fly and vehicles approach. The guy in the warehouse opens a trap door and we all pile in and start moving quickly away down the tunnel.