Kevin Rhodes (cormac) wrote,
Kevin Rhodes
cormac

Safe. For now.

I lost the truck just before San Dimas when I turned off Arrow Highway to avoid a mob of them and ran into an overturned semi. I was able to salvage my greatsword and harness, my longsword, the handguns, some rope from the back of the truck, my emergency rations bag (thank you, corporate-sponsored emergency survival trade show!) and a staff; it was going to be a long walk.

I kept mainly to the rail lines, avoiding abandoned commuter cars (having seen what came out of the Gold line earlier) and walking generally eastward. mysryael's apartment is close to the line, and I knew that if I followed it I would get there.

What I didn't count on was finding a nest of about eight of them. They seemed to have been commuters once; nearly all of them were in business wear. They were amassing a pile of flesh for what I can only assume was later consumption. My aventail made too much noise, and they heard me before I could get out of sight. I was able to kill most of them by shots to the head. Two overtook me, and I was forced to fight in close quarters. Thank god for thick leather arm protection (and thanks vsct_caius for giving me said arm protection) as well as the close-faced helm. Their attacks were mostly swiping and biting. The swiping wasn't that big a deal; it's not like they had razor-sharp talons or anything. They're undead humans, but they're still just humans. Biting, however, was another matter. Though they seemed to be storing food intelligently, they didn't seem to understand that attacking a helmed head wouldn't do any good. I dispatched them both with the longsword.

I arrived at mysryael's apartment about 20 minutes ago. I climbed up the back window with the help of her and her daughters. The area is deserted, even of shamblers. We think most in the area bugged out before the problem got to be too large, and the shamblers made their way to Los Angeles, for a larger supply of food.

Like aliskye I'm going to go radio-silent for a while. I'm relocating with the girls soon. The area's safe for now, but when Los Angeles is clear of the living, the shamblers will head out, eating everything in their wake. Good luck, and may God bless and keep the fortunate who have survived thus far.
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