Chapter 122 – Sorry

10 04 2009

(bizzariarox)

hi guys. as reported by johnny, we’re with the real research team 7 now. so, yay? i guess. i mean they’re nicer to us than kard was.

sakura’s been in contact with us. she and her family have had a hell of an adventure themselves, running from the network of allies in america. sakura’s dad was the one who stole the clef from footgood shoes, and the people at the network weren’t happy about that. i think i trust research team 7 now. well, trust isn’t the word. but they aren’t evil. they’ve been looking after sakura’s family, and they’ve been looking after mark and caitlin.

i’m still not happy about the kidnapping. it was kidnapping. and they haven’t been able to justify that. but you can tell they feel remorse for that, and looking back, they still treated us a hell of a lot better than the network of arms did.

i figure i owe you guys an apology. that last post, as you probably guessed, was a complete lie. sorry for lying to you guys.

i didn’t have any choice. kard would have killed me if i didn’t write it. i tried to put a hidden message in there so you’d know the truth.

kard is insane. tom is innocent. and i can’t imagine what it must have been like for him. since we got back, he’s been even less talkative than usual. i’m a little worried about him.

oh, and i seem to be coming down with a bit of a cold. bleh. don’t think it’s anything to worry about though.

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Chapter 100 – Research Team 7

21 02 2009

(CloudsAreGatheringOverMe)

I’m not really sure what to think now.

We’d made up our minds to visit Steamburg. I like Steamburg. We went there on holiday once when I was twelve, and I loved the place. If it wasn’t for the possibility of being arrested or killed, I’d have been really looking forward to going back there.

It wasn’t difficult to find 15 Ferris Drive. We weren’t sure what we were going to find there, but what we certainly weren’t expecting was for the house to be unlocked and deserted, and completely empty apart from a small table in a room at the back, under which we found a small black box with a red button on top, and a piece of card bearing the name “Bradley Turner” and the instructions to press the button and put her eye to the lens, with the request that this be done somewhere private, rather than in the house itself.

So far, so weird. We were just discussing what to do about the box when we heard the front door open. We all froze, listening, and heard the sound of footsteps going down the hall. Iaru reached for his sword in his bag, but Tom caught his hand and shook his head, and motioned for us to follow him along the side of the room. There was a large low window at the back, and we opened it and climbed out. Then we ran and ran and ran, and didn’t stop until we were back in Tom’s car.

Tom drove us out to the countryside and Bradley pressed the red switch down and put her eye to the lens. At once, the side of the box lit up like a screen, and words appeared on it. It addressed all five of us by name, and said that we should all pay attention, because the message would only play once.

The message requested that we don’t make all the information it contained publicly available, but it included:

  • The information that the message was indeed from Research Team 7.
  • An apology to Bradley for the incident in America.
  • The proposal that we give them the clef in exchange for information and protection.
  • The correct spelling of “clef”.
  • Directions to a place where we can meet with Research Team 7.
  • The warning to beware of an organisation called the Network of Allies, who are also after the clef.
  • An additional warning to beware of “shadow creatures”, such as the one that attacked us at the farm.

After the message finished, it advised us to place the box on the floor and stand back, which we did. We soon found out why: there was a small bang, the casing cracked, and a great deal of smoke came out of the box.

The question now is whether to trust them enough to meet up with them. They seem to be going out of their way to make themselves seem trustworthy, but they admit to being Research Team 7, who are the one organisation we were certain we couldn’t trust.

So… now what?





Chapter 71 – Urgent

23 12 2008

(Renard)

last transmission irrelevant; apologies. discovered. not much time. unlikely to escape. death probable. investigate:

Baxter-Pascal, Sacheverell
Blunt, Walter
Brock, Logan Noah
Campbell, Oswald Carmichael
Colbert, Mortimer
Eder, Sienna Whitney
Georges, François
Gruber, Jack Albert
Holland, Hugh George James
Larsen, Lucas Lee
Maeda, Aoi
Mandanda, Tresor
Morrison, Rosie Estelle
O’Brien, King Aziz
Papadopulos, Christos
Payne, Gabriella Maria
Roux, Axel Jakob

 

 

 

 

 

goodbye Liri i love you





Chapter 4 – Re: Hey…

7 08 2008

(Renard)

Bradlers: STOP CONTACTING ME U NOXIUS FREAK GET OVER IT!!!





Chapter 3 – TRANSMISSION S145071

6 08 2008

(Renard)

Sapiens to kard

Regrettably, we have recently lost a dear – if chaotic at times – friend. The feelings of loss and desertion are painful. We need to come to terms with the fact that we shall never see him again.

Also, you and I need to talk. IN PERSON.





Chapter 2 – TRANSMISSION S145066

5 08 2008

(Renard)

Sapiens to ianmalcolm

A cherished possession appears to have been misplaced. We hope it will be discovered before departure.





Chapter 1 – TRANSMISSION S145063

4 08 2008

(Renard)

Sapiens to ianmalcolm

Arrive by 5:00. Failure is not an option.