207 – Perdition
Reclaimer is back with a vengeance! Time to see what’s up with Viper—at least, what’s left of Viper. Only a handful of their original remain intact, and their plans have been changed by recent events. We’re going to spend a little time with these guys and see how they figure into the scope of Ferial’s scheming.
Thanks for your patience while I took a few weeks to rest, recuperate, and rejuvenate my mind and body. I’ve hardly fired up my computer while at home, distanced myself from the Xbox, and spent quite a bit of time just reading some new books and sleeping. I feel better all around than I have in a couple of months, so the time off from the Internet has been well worth it.
I’ll be launching a new contest soon (read: in a few days) with an opportunity for a lucky fan to win a free copy of Halo 3: ODST from yours truly. Stay tuned! You’re not going to want to miss this one.
How the hell does someone dump their ride in ruins like these and then just vanish from existence?
Damned if I know. He can't have gotten far, though. Hot zone like this one, there aren't many places to hide.
No kidding. Radiation readings are spiking right off the dial!
The first Viper soldier standing on a wooden platform.
(Lowercase) There must be a materials cache somewhere nearby. Thing must be leaking like a damn sieve.
We probably shouldn't linger! The armor will protect us from most of the radiation for a little while, but every second we're here puts us at higher risk of poisoning!
Close in on the other Viper soldier, glowing from the ambient light.
We won't be long. I want a few samples to examine for later. We don't find that bastard in another five minutes, then we're outta here. Creep'll fry right in his armor, anyway.
Looking past the glowing Viper soldier to his partner across the ruins.
Copy that. This place gives me the willies, anyway. It's like a little corner of Hell itself.
First Viper soldier kneeling down to look at something.
Think we can use any of this stuff, whatever it is that's got this place lit up like a damn candle?
No idea. That's why I'm taking samples. Capiche?
Just be glad all this 'heat' is providing us with some cover.
Close up on the soldier.
Yeah, I guess that's one advantage to lethal doses of radiation...
...the body snatchers won't be able to find us.