Group members in attendance: James McGee(Tphal) El Raul(BoldRobot) Walter Stevens(KakerMix) Ufuk Demir(Baronjutter)
The first trip off the ship Marco Polo for the group. They were instructed to go find supplies using the information provided by previous foraging groups. They were hoisted down to the ice using a winch and a life raft, and then they set off west towards a ruined city.
They reached the ravaged outskirts and found the only semi intact structure they could. It was the north east metro station that the ships other groups had been raiding. There wasn’t much left inside so after a quick look around James delicately lock picked a padlock keeping them from continuing into the subway tunnels.
Finding writing on several signs, and a newspaper, the group determined they may be somewhere in asia. They set out down the tunnels ignoring four doors. When they reached a bend in the tracks, they opened a service door and continued down some narrow service tunnels until they reached a sewer line. Traveling south in the rank darkness of the sewer, they could just make out a flickering light in the distance. Walter used his telescope and caught sight of a torch before it vanished around a corner. After much cautious discussion, they followed what they saw until finding a charred stuffed frog missing a button eye. Continuing on, they discovered a gate into a large dark room which all the sewage lines seemed to converge at. The gate had been tied shut with twine, and inside someone young sounded hurt.
After cutting the twine the group went in to see. A young asian girl who looked about nine, lay against a wall clutching her side. She had medium clothing and a respirator with a broken face strap. Her fingers were webbed due to mutation. She had been grazed by a bullet and was bleeding. James treated her wounds and preformed a blood transfusion while she used what little english she knew to try and caution the party to stay quiet. Her attempts failed however and they heard frightening groaning coming from the darkness. James picked the girl up, piggy back style, and they group bolted back the way they came not knowing what was chasing them. Ufuk scattered a hand full of nails behind them as they ran. Risking a look, El Raul glanced behind them to see what was following. He seemed even more terrified then before and urged the group to run faster.
They ran back into the service tunnels, El Raul and Ufuk barring the door behind them. They continued as quickly as they could back to the subway station where they discovered that the small girl had fallen unconscious at some point. Outside, night had fallen. Walter moved ahead to use his spyglass to try and locate the ship in the darkness. El Raul gathered his friends and told them what had been chasing them. He described as best he could that there were several creatures that looked like inside out people chasing after them. At that point Walter returned to them pale faced and upset. Through his telescope he had seen the ship in the darkness. It was hard to miss because it was on fire. Most of the upper deck was completely engulfed in flame.
The group stood silent in the dark while the reality of their situation set in.