地下道

pac4.pngP.A. シャポー(P.A. Chapeau)
2016/12/18 18:10:00
数日前に我々の知るところとなった待ち伏せから逃れるべく、ハンク・ジョンソンはデヴラと落ち合う約束を交わしていた場所の近くにある今なお大半の経路が誰も立ち入ったことのない地下道を使ったようだ。そこは第二次大戦後にナイジェル・モイヤーが研究を進めていたと彼の示唆していた研究所の近郊なのだろうか。

ハンク・ジョンソン:
銃撃戦が始まった際、デヴラとはほとんど会話を交わさなかった。我々はすぐさま分かれ、私が緩衝を施している間にデヴラは安全圏へ向かわせた。

君たちは銃撃戦のさなかに考古学の講義を聞きたいとは思わないだろうが、敢えて言おう。太古には我々が思い描く以上に優れた地下道があったとね。

想像だにしなかった場所の下に地下道網が実在していたことがわかったのだ。それが下水道だったのか、鉱山だったのか、あるいは地下墓所であったのかはわからないが、どうやら人々が地下へ潜んだ時期があったように思える。

侵略者から逃れてのことだったのかもしれないし、なにかしらの教義から退行があったのかもしれない。あるいは冬季に備えた貯蔵施設であったのかもしれないが、都市の下に拡がる施設群は地上の廃墟よりも遙かに興味深いものだ。

この地で地中レーダー探査が行われたこともなく、ほんの僅かな区画しか存在を知られてはいないのだろう。ミーアキャット戦術を駆使すれば敵対者たちを出し抜くも打ち倒すも容易と気づき、この地下迷宮を進んでいった。襲撃者たちが何者であるかは依然としてわからない。わかっていることといえば、装備は充実していたし組織だっており、ヘリや軍用ATVを投入していたことだね、潤沢な資金をうかがわせるよ。民間軍事企業であることは疑いない。戦況が激化した途端、その場を逃れたしね。イデオロギーによるものでないことを示唆しているよ。

もうひとつある。私が照準に収めたなかに襲撃者の一味でない者がいたのだ。ファーロウだったよ。奴はデヴラの後を追い、彼女を守ろうとしていたのだろう。二人を見つけ出さねば。

P.A. シャポー

#InvestigateIngress

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Hank Johnson
2016/12/18 18:08:58
Devra and I had barely made contact when the firestorm began. We split up immediately, I sent her to safe ground while I tried to create a buffer.

You don't expect to learn archeology in a gun-battle, but I'll say this, the ancients had better tunnel systems that we thought.

Turns out that there was an underground network under the site that I hadn't expected. I'm not sure if it was a sewer system, a mine or a catacomb -- it almost seemed like the inhabitants had gone underground for a time.

Maybe it was to avoid invaders, or a regression to cave like living for some sect, maybe it was for the winters or some other kind of storage area, but the complex below the city was more interesting than the ruins above.

Nobody has ever used ground-scanning radar down here, and I'm certain only small sections of this system are known.

Navigating the underground labyrinth I found that it was relatively easy to outflank and defeat my opponents by using meerkat tactics. It's still unclear to me who the party or parties were. I do know this, they were well equipped, well organized and given that they had helicopters and assault ATV's, I suspect they were well-funded. Definitely PMC-types. They departed as soon as things got too hot, which tells me that they were not ideologically committed.

And there's one other thing. I drew a bead on a shooter and realized it wasn't one of them... It was Farlowe. He had been shadowing Devra, likely to protect her. I have to find them.

HANK JOHNSON: BENEATH
December 18, 2016 · by PAC · in Commentary

In order to escape from the ambush we learned about a few days ago, it seems Hank Johnson made use of a largely unexplored and undiscovered tunnel system near the location where he was meeting Devra (was this near the research lab he mentioned where Nigel Moyer had been conducting research after the Second World War?)

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Devra and I had barely made contact when the firestorm began. We split up immediately, I sent her to safe ground while I tried to create a buffer.

You don't expect to learn archeology in a gun-battle, but I'll say this, the ancients had better tunnel systems that we thought.

Turns out that there was an underground network under the site that I hadn't expected. I'm not sure if it was a sewer system, a mine or a catacomb -- it almost seemed like the inhabitants had gone underground for a time.

Maybe it was to avoid invaders, or a regression to cave like living for some sect, maybe it was for the winters or some other kind of storage area, but the complex below the city was more interesting than the ruins above.

Nobody has ever used ground-scanning radar down here, and I'm certain only small sections of this system are known.

Navigating the underground labyrinth I found that it was relatively easy to outflank and defeat my opponents by using meerkat tactics. It's still unclear to me who the party or parties were. I do know this, they were well equipped, well organized and given that they had helicopters and assault ATV's, I suspect they were well-funded. Definitely PMC-types. They departed as soon as things got too hot, which tells me that they were not ideologically committed.
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And there's one other thing. I drew a bead on a shooter and realized it wasn't one of them... It was Farlowe. He had been shadowing Devra, likely to protect her. I have to find them.

Hank Johnson via Google+

-PAC

#InvestigateIngress

H. Richard Loeb
2016/12/18 18:10:00
In order to escape from the ambush we learned about a few days ago, it seems Hank Johnson made use of a largely unexplored and undiscovered tunnel system near the location where he was meeting Devra (was this near the research lab he mentioned where Nigel...