24 January 2012 @ 11:49 am
002: Very Elusive  
Phone: Filtered from Drones, town authorities

I take it everyone heard the phone call. Is anyone interested on storming that place?

Action: High School entrance

[Shepard's a high school gym teacher. Today's actually her first day, and she is going to push all you kids hard.]

Listen up and pay attention.

[She's had them all lined up facing her as she paces in front of them.]

I'm sure at least some of you have heard the phone call about what's going on at 3 pm tomorrow. Regardless of whether you are going to be charging the dairy, or whether you'll be staying away from that place, you need to prepare yourself just in case the whole thing goes to Hell. People might get hurt, droned even. It's going to be messy, because there will be people who are going to that dairy at 3 pm. The town's not going to like that, and when it does strike back, everyone's going to be punished.

I'm not going to sugarcoat this for you: you kids have the right to know what's going to happen. And that's why I'm going to run through a basic escape plan with you in case you need a way out. Simply running around, or hiding in your homes, isn't going to save you. What you need to do is to stick together, run together, and fight together.

We're going to time how fast you all can run from the High School to Makeout point. I've scouted out the fastest way from here to there, and I've left markers for them, so you won't get lost. Imagine that this is a real life scenario, that you're really running for your life. At the same time, remember: no one gets left behind. You see a team mate lagging behind you? Drag him with you if you have to. We're all in this together, so we have to do this as a team.

So, you kids ready? Three, two, one, GO!

Action: While running through the town

[Shepard's running with the kids, making sure that they all stick to the route. She'll be shouting out encouragements to those slowing down, grabbing those who are trying to take this opportunity to skip school, and just generally ensuring that the whole activity goes well. Do you want to complain about this exercise? Or are you one of those starting to huff and puff?]

Action: Makeout Point

[Somehow, you got here to the Point. Shepard's there, checking that all of the students are around, before she speaks to them again.]

Good job kids. I'm proud that you all got up here. This may have just been an exercise, but it may just save your life if things go as badly as I think they could. Make sure that you head here in a group of people. You see anyone other group? Join up. There's always strength in numbers. And when you get here, make sure you stay vigilant. Before 3pm, make sure you pack some food, water and medical supplies. Get together in groups, so that if the alarm's going off again, you can just start running. I'll come up here once things start to calm down, and if not me, then I'll get someone else. But just make sure you stay together, and stay safe.

Oh, and if I see ANY of you at that dairy...I will make you run so many laps around Mayfield you won't be able to walk for the rest of the week. This isn't the time to play hero; this is the time to protect each other.
14 January 2012 @ 04:38 pm
001: Missing in Action  
Forwarded to the 16th of January

locked to 1252 Williams Road, midnight, around the sirens
[The last thing Shepard remembered right before she blacked out was how quiet it was. The Normandy was crashing, exploding into flames on the way, and yet there wasn't even a sound as it finally hit the ground.

She had thought she had breathed her last.

Apparently, hell had a funny way of greeting their new arrivals. Instinct took over when the alarm bells sounded. Her eyes snapped open and before she could even think or process anything, her body moved on its own. Quickly she threw the covers off and got out of bed, intent on grabbing her guns and strapping her gear on when suddenly she realised...

...she was in a dress. And she wasn't on the Normandy either.

Sorry Heavy, but you're going to get a pretty rude awakening as Shepard shakes you awake roughly.]

Hey, wake up. There's an emergency, and I need some answers.

Town, day time

[There's a newcomer in Mayfield looking around the place. This whole place was pretty much a throw back to the days before Mass Relays, and Shepard's trying to get used to the town, while trying to get some answers. She does spend some time outside the gun store, but she doesn't go in. Stop her and say hi?]


This is Commander Shepard of the Normandy, requesting assistance. Please respond.