This is loosely based on the first Police scenario in Haven. The major change is that noise will generate zombies. In addition to this, as normal, a double will generate a random event (using colgar 6's cards) but if it doesn't apply then the double will generate a vehicle arriving at a random junction.
Sam was tired as he turned in for work the next morning. Sleep had been illusive as he replayed the events of the previous day and he was also worried that the girls were out getting supplies. His unease was not abated by other stories filtering in from the night shift. They were not alone in encountering monsters (or zombies as people were now calling them, from the horror movies that were all the rage these days) and Laverne was not the only casualty the station had suffered in the last 12 hours. Even worse, word was coming in from other stations and even other cities. Zombies were multiplying , and multiplying fast. Worrying times, indeed!
He met Harry at his locker as they prepared to go out on their shift. No words were said about the loss of yesterday, they just shook hands, collected their gear and headed out towards their patrol car. They hesitated momentarily as they reached it. Laverne normally drove.
"I'll drive." offered Harry. He quickly got in the drivers seat and started the engine. As soon as Sam was aboard, he pulled out of the station parking lot.
Within a few minutes their first call came in.
"Be advised" the radio crackled "code 415 in progress at 337 Eastman boulevard. Screams have been heard on site"
A disturbance at a residential address. Sam looked at Harry, who just nodded, as he reached for the radio. "Control, car 54 responding. ETA in about 5 minutes." He sank back in the chair slightly as Harry floored the accelerator and the car lurched forward. Sam looked across at his colleague. There was a haunted look behind his eyes, a look that made Sam hope that this was just as it seemed - a simple case of domestic violence. They would know soon enough....
The disturbance had been reported at the house at the bottom of the picture with the red shutters. The patrol car can be seen entering at the top of the road.
"We are not the only ones to start work at this ungodly hour!" snorted Harry, almost like his old self . This reassured Sam a little.
the truck generated a zombie.
"Here we go again, Harry!" He turned to his colleague. The fear was clear to see on his face.
and it generates another zombie as it leaves! Thanks for that.....
"This is it." he confirmed. A terrible groaning sound was beginning to build from further down the street. Both looked in that direction. Figures could be seen staggering towards them, arms raised in anticipation of a deadly embrace. Sam saw the uncertainty clearly on the face of his colleague. "You go in and see what's happening." He suggested quietly. "I'll take care of these until you are out again. Try not to be long......"
"The boy's getting good with that gun!" thought Harry as he watched the closest crumple to the floor, lifeless. He returned his attention to the door. He knocked.
"This is the Police." He declared loudly."Please open the door." He could hear screams starting inside the building. He tried the door - locked
Inside the house, Harry moved into the kitchen, quickly scanning for signs of life. A pool of blood coloured one of the work surfaces but nothing else was in here.
"Come on Harry boy!" he berated himself. "Too many years on the job to be behaving like a rookie!"
As the bus came on a zombie was generated. The scatter dice came up 'hit' so I ruled it was on the bus. Tough break for the driver!
"Don't shoot my Husband!" screamed the woman. She swung the bat again as the assailant reached for her. "He's not well. Someone bit him yesterday and it's made him sick."
Harry had been in these situations before, or ones very similar. If he wasn't careful he would have to fight both the zombie and its wife! He flicked out his baton. "Halt!" He shouted in his most commanding voice. Some dim memory from its recent life made it hesitate and turn its attention towards him. As it lunged at him, Harry swiftly brought down his baton. The woman screamed as it connected with a sickening crunch.
"It's alright Ma'am" Harry lied reassuringly, "He's just stunned." To keep the pretense going Harry quickly cuffed the dead body with practiced efficiency. "We will come back for him when the medics arrive."
He lead her from the room wanting to get back outside to see how Sam was doing.
"We need to find my daughter. She ran of and hid when my husband started behaving strangely."
Harry's heart sank....
He stepped forward and fired. One pursuer dropped unmoving and the others turned to face him, the driver forgotten.
"Please hurry up, Harry!" he silently pleaded.
Answering sobs came from the second bedroom, her room. Harry quickly opened the door and made sure that nothing was amiss in the room. Her mother pushed passed him, arms outstretched towards her distraught daughter.
He blew out through his mustache. "Looks like I had the better deal of it!" He said wryly. "Come on, lets get in the car. We will sort this all out down at the station."
Doors slammed, an engine started and the car pulled off making no effort to avoid the bodies strewn all around.
well, that's episode 3 complete. I'm pleased to say that more happened in this one. The world is quickly going down the pan. Sam had to fight some combats 4 times before he got a result - very worrying, and I'm not sure how much of a liability his shotgun will be when zombies are generated on more than just a six!
My moment of the game was the driver walking away from the crash, then passing 1 die and moving 12", activating the next move and passing 2 dice and moving off the board. A shame then that the bite to his neck will be fatal....
I hope you enjoyed this one as much as the others and I will try and play episode 4 over the next week.