*General Kakor is one step ahead of Zack and his friends. after learning where the Requians went, Zack, Kat, Nathan, and their new found friends Clyde and Leon, follows them by taking an elevator going down to sub-level 5*
Leon: i don't get it. all this trouble for some Bunker?
Clyde: they could be looking for weapons.
Zack: why do you say that?
Clyde: ever since Twilight Gap the Requians has been trying to look for something to tip the balance of this war in their favor again. luckily no success.^^
Zack: not unless we stop them.
*the elevator stops at Sub-level 5 and the group exits the elevator. the group are in a lit tunnel that has been dug out, but not filled like the other Sub-levels*
Clyde: huh. looks like they couldn't afford some tiles.*chuckles*
*the group continues to move down the tunnel until they come to the opened Diamond shaped door*
Zack: what is this?
Nathan: this has to be the entrance to the bunker.
Leon: you think so? i thought this was the doorway to The Void.
*the group walks inside the Bunker RAS-2. as they continue to walk down they notice that the interior design of the bunker is completely different from the facility up top. it was much more advance, cleaner, and much more. the group wonders what this bunker was built for. was it built as a hidden refuge, or for something else. their questions came to a halt when they enter a large room and sees General Kakor and his Requians as they march through an open large Diamond shaped door*
General Kakor:*directs his soldiers forward* move! find me Rasputin!
Requian Grunt(type I):*spots Zack and his friends* General! Elysians!
General Kakor: what!?*sees the Elysians* how did they survive!? kill them!*moves inside* shut this door!
*the Requian Servitor scans a control panel and closes the large Diamond shape door. the group now faces 4 Requian Juveniles, armed with Type-54 Plasma Pistols, 3 Grunts(type I), armed with RMGs, and 2 Requian Snipers, armed with Stalker Sniper Rifles. the Requians fires at the group and they fire back. Kat fires at the Snipers with her M392 DMR by shooting them in the heads. Leon fires at the Grunts and shoots one in the head. Zack fires at another Grunt and kills it, which makes the Juveniles flee in fears*
Requian Juvenile: i regret everything!
*Zack fires at the Juveniles and shoots 2 and stabs another in the head with his Combat Knife. the Juvenile runs around in terror and Clyde hits it in the face with the butt of his Shotgun. the group approaches the large door and tries to open, but nothing seems to work*
Zack: is there a switch around here?
Leon: that Servitor must've locked the door. i don't see any emergency switches.
Clyde: darn it. i knew i should've brought a Mini Nuke. >_<
Nathan: why don't you use your head as a battering ram? maybe that will work.
Clyde: hey good idea.^^
Nathan: that was sarcasm. stupid.
Clyde: too late!^^*charges head first at the door* ahhhhhh!!!*hits his head on the door and falls on the floor* ow.
Zack: knock it off you two. there has to be through.*thinks*
*as Zack thinks, an earpiece radio on a table starts to beep. Zack notice it and walks towards it. he picks it and puts it in his ear*
Friend(radio): use the vents to get to get to the second level. i can open them from here.
*the group sees 2 vent doors opening next to the entrance where the group came in*
Zack: who is this?
Clyde: i feel dizzy!
Friend(radio): who i am is not important at the moment. i am friend and while you're not who i expected...i'm in position to be picky. go through vents and it will lead to the maintenance area. i will do what i can to slow the Requians down. go! now!
Zack: uhhh...okay. we'll have to go through those vents to get to the maintenance area.
Clyde: i'm on the floor. why won't nobody help me?
Kat: coming!^^*helps Clyde up*
Nathan: is that what whoever was on that radio said?
Zack: yeah. and we need to hurry.*gets inside and the others follows him*
*Zack moves in the vent and find a small ladder in the vents that leads down into a hallway. they head down and enters in a unlit hallway one by one and they can't see anything*
Clyde: ahhh! help me! i'm blind!
Kat: ow! who stepped on my tail!?
Zack:*gets on the radio* hey, friend. can you turn on the lights in the maintenance area? we can't see anything!
Friend(radio): don't you have flashlights?
Nathan: will your friend turn on the bloody lights!?
Friend(radio): rerouting power to maintenance area...*the lights in the hallways turns on* and the lights are on.
Zack: thanks.*gets off the radio. he and his friends continues to move forward*
Friend(radio): listen up, there are a dozen Shanks up ahead. Kakor's Servitors must've alerted him about the recent power transfer.
Zack: got it. we got shanks ahead!
*the group moves forward until they enter a long hallway that leads to some stairs at the end on the left side. all that stands between them are Requian Shanks that pops out of the ceiling vents and they fire at the group*
Kat:*dodges* whoa!*fires at them and destroys 2 Shanks*
Clyde: Shanks? booo.*fires at them and destroys a few*
*the group move down the hall and shoots down any Shanks they come across and until they get to the stairs. they run up on the stairs and enters a room with couple of table and some computer parts on them and a couple of advanced generators on the left and right side of the room and more stairs leading up to a door that leads into a hallway. suddenly 7 more Shanks enters the room through the hallway entrance and they fire at the group*
Clyde: ugh, i'm sick of Shanks! can we fight something interesting!?*fires at them and destroys a few of them*
Nathan: careful what you wish for, knucklehead.*fires his P35 Plasma Rifle at them and destroys the rest*
*after Clyde and Nathan destroyed the Shanks, the group runs up and enters the hallway and moves forward*
Nathan: okay, i have to ask...why should we trust this guy, who we know nothing about, on the radio?
Friend(radio): tell him because you people are my only hope of getting out of here.
Zack: he heard ya, Nate. he said we're his only hope of getting out of here.
Zack:*gets on the radio* hey, Friend. are these Requians after you? if so, why?
Friend(radio): because what i know, if it falls into the wrong hands, would mean the end of Elysium. damn. they're close. you have hurry and get here fast!
Zack: we have to move now!*the group runs down the hall and enters a large area with 2 Cargo Elevators leading down to the bottom floor. both are used. Zack hits the button that raises the first Cargo Elevator. the elevator arrives, but with a single Requian Captain, 2 Grunts(type I) and 4 Juveniles and they fire at the group* oh, crap! O.O*dodges and fires back with his Hakke Pulse Rifle*
*the Captain fires his Shrapnel Launcher at Clyde but he dodges and Leon shoots the Captain in the head with his Sniper Rifle. the death of the Captain causes the Juveniles to flee*
Requian Juvenile: little people first! save yourselves!*runs around*
Requian Grunt(type I): kill the Elysians!*fires at the group*
Kat:*fires at the Grunts and kills both of them by shooting them in the head* ow. that's gonna leave a mark.*chuckles*
*Zack, Clyde and Nathan finish off the Juveniles by shoot them all. after that, the group enters the Cargo Elevator and pushes a button to go down*
Zack:*gets on the radio* hey, Friend. we close to where you are?
*meanwhile in the Central A.I. Core room, the group's "friend" is on a computer terminal with a few monitors on it and it is how "friend" watches the group and Kakor's Requians*
Friend: yes. take the elevator and go through the door over the bridge. it will take you to the Central A.I. Core room. that's where i am.*hears noises outside the room* listen to me, i don't know who you people are or how you manage to survive this far...but listen. they must never find the Paragon. if they do, if the Requians gets their hands on it, Elysium is doom!*the noises outside the room gets louder*
Zack(radio): what!? what are you talking about?
Friend: if i'm captured...find Osiris! tell him what happened! tell him...*the door that leads out of the room explodes open and several Requians enters and they fire at "friend"*
Requian Grunt(type I): set to stun! the General wants him alive!
Friend:*grabs his Heavy Fusion Rifle and fires at the Requians with single charged shots* you beasts will have to kill me first!
*"friend" kills a Grunt(type I) and a Requian Needler Grunt. then, General Kakor enters the room and throws a Stun Device at "friend" and it sticks to him and shocks him, causing him to go unconscious and falls on the floor*
Kakor, Ottera Conqeror:*laughs and walks towards "friend's" unconscious body* i see that the Elysians were trying to rescue you. a pity they're too late.*kneels and grabs "friend" by the throat* you're my prize now...Rasputin. >: )
*meanwhile on a Cargo Elevator with Zack and his friends still on it, the elevator reaches the bottom floor and they exit it*
Zack:*gets on the radio* friend can you hear me? friend!*no answer comes* damn. they must've gotten to him.
Kat: then we better hurry!
*the group moves towards the bridge that is suspended over water. suddenly a single Captain, 3 Grunts(type I), and 2 Snipers exits the doorway on the other side of the bridge and they fire at the group*
Requian Captain: Elysians spotted!
*Zack fires at the Grunts(type I) and kills 2. Zack's Pulse Rifle runs out of ammo and sees a Khvostov 7G-02 Auto Rifle. he discards his Pulse Rifle and grabs the Khvostov and uses it to fire at the Requians and kills another Grunt and hits a Captain and he fires at Zack, which Zack takes cover*
Kat:*fires at the Snipers and shoots them both in the head through their targeting helmets* double headshot!^^ i'm on a killing spree!^^
Clyde: watch this, cutie!^^*runs at the Captain and the Captain fires at Clyde. he dodges his shots by zigzaging left and right and he slides underneath the Captain and shoots them in the back, killing him instantly. and Clyde gets up* taadaa!^^
Zack: that was impressive.^^
Leon: show off!^^
Zack: anyway, lets get going.*Zack and his friends runs into the door where the Requians came from and they enter a hallway and goes through a few diamond shaped doors*
*the group soon arrives in an open area that is outside of the Central A.I. Core room, which filled with a single Captain, 2 Grunts(type II), 5 Juveniles and a single Servitor, and with presence of the Servitor the Requians are giving a purple glow and a little tough to kill. the Requians fires at the group*
Requian Captain: keep the vermin busy! we need to give the General more time!
Requian Juvenile: have some of this, ya jerks!*throws a Type-1 Plasma Grenade at the group*
Nathan: oh, crap! hit the deck! O.O*dodges as the grenade lands on the floor next to the group and it explodes. but the group dodges in time*
Clyde:*takes out his M7 SMG and fires at the Requians and kills a Grunt(type II) and 2 Juveniles* have a free grenade my friends!^^*throws an M9 Frag Grenade at the Requians*
Requian Juvenile:*sees the grenade being thrown* ahhh! run away!*runs and the grenade explodes killing him, his Juvenile comrade and the last Grunt(type II), but damages the Captain and he roars at the group*
Leon: ah, shut up!*shoots the Captain in the head*
*the group destroys the Servitor and they run inside the Central A.I. Core room. only to find that neither Rasputin or Kakor and his Requians are in the room. just a couple of dead Requians on the floor. judging from the bed, a table with some food on it, machine parts on the floor, and a computer terminal, this was made has Rasputin's living quarters*
Clyde: huh. this must be where the guy lives. not a bad setup. looks a lot nicer then my apartment.*the group walks in and looks around. Clyde looks down and finds Rasputin's Heavy Fusion Rifle* hey, look what i found!^^*picks it up*
Nathan: what is that thing? O.o
Clyde: i have no idea but i call dibs.^^*aims and tries to fire but can't pull the trigger* what the...?*looks on the left side of the gun and sees two words blinking red that says "ID locked"* an ID Locked weapon? wow. nobody has used those since the Dark Era.
Nathan:*checks the Computer Terminal. on one of the monitors, Nathan sees Kakor walking down a hall with a couple dozen Requians escorting him, while a couple of them are carrying an unconscious Rasputin* hey, guys! i found them!
Zack: where are they?
Nathan: they're heading towards the Cargo Elevators. i think they're leaving.
Zack: okay. Nathan, stay here and keep us updated about Kakor. Clyde, Leon, you two stay here and protect Nathan. Kat, you're with me.
Clyde: why can't i come?
Zack: because i said so.*looks at Kat* lets go.*runs out of the room with Kat following*
but i wanted to kill something.
Leon: you'll get your chance.^^
*Zack and Kat runs down the hall and return back to the Cargo Elevators and they spot Kakor and his Requians entering the second elevator*
Zack: hey! stop right there!*fires at Kakor and his Requians. his shots missed and the elevator door closes and it goes up* damn it! this way!*he and Kat runs into the first Cargo Elevator and pushes the button to go up*
*Kakor's elevator reaches the top floor and he and his Requians exits the elevator and goes through a doorway where they came from before. Zack and Kat reaches the top floor and exits their elevator and follows them*
Nathan(radio): Zack, be careful! Kakor just left some tough Requians to guard the way out of Bunker.
Zack: thanks for the heads up.
*Zack and Kat soon arrives in the room where they first came into the Bunker and encounter a single Servitor that strengthens the nearby Requians which are 3 Grunts(type I), 1 Requian Marauder, armed with a Requian Plasma Shotgun, 2 Needler Grunts, armed with Type-33 Needlers, and 4 Juveniles and they fire at Zack and Kat*
Requian Grunt(type I): keep those Elysians busy!*fires at Zack and Kat and he gets shot in the head by Kat*
Requian Marauder: you're gonna get shredded!*runs at them and fires*
Zack: whoa! O.O*dodges and fires at the Marauder and kills him* here's a party gift!*throws a Plasma Grenade at a Juvenile and it sticks on him*
Requian Juvenile: ahhhh! help!*runs in terror and explodes. killing the other Juveniles, both Needler Grunts and destroys the Servitor*
*Zack and Kat gets out of cover and fires at the last two Grunts(type I) and they run out of the room and runs upstairs until they are out of the Bunker and in the tunnels. they see Kakor and his Requians enters a elevator and they head up*
Zack: damn it! not again!*looks up and sees the stairs going up* we'll take the stairs!*runs up on the stairs*
Kat:*pants and gets tired* holy cow...slow down! you're going fast!*tries to catch up with Zack*
*later, Kakor, and the two Marauders carrying Rasputin with a Grunt(type II) guarding them, arrives on the rooftop helipad as a Type-56 Lich flies in a lands and it activates a green glowing gravity lift beam. the Marauders carrying Rasputin enters first and it brings them into the Lich, then Kakor himself, and finally the Grunt(type II). Zack and Kat arrives on the helipad, but too late. the Lich deactivates it's gravity lift beam and flies away*
Zack: ah! crap! >_<*gets on radio* Nathan, they got away.
Nathan: damn. so now what?
Zack: we'll meet back with you and decide what to do next.
*meanwhile on the Lich Kakor is on, he turns his head to a Captain*
Kakor, Ottera Conqueror: Captain, contact all aircraft units. tell them to finish this facility. we are done here.*walks away*
*the Captain nods and gets on the radio. then, all the Type-25 Spirit Troop Carriers and Type-26A Banshees starts to open fire on Nochalo with everything they have*
Zack: O.O oh crap. they're blowing the place up! we have to get back to the Bunker!*runs*
Kat: you don't have to tell me twice! OoO*runs with Zack*
*Zack and Kat quickly runs through the facility has the Requian Aircraft units fires on the place. they dodges falling wreckage, avoid explosions, rolls under the wreckage, and so on*
Nathan(radio): Zack! what's going on up there!? the place is shaking!
Zack:*runs* oh, nothing much! just...crap blowing up is all! and running for our lives! OoO
Kat:*runs as well* just another day at the office! OoO
*Zack and Kat quickly gets into the elevator and pushes the button the leads to Sub-level 5. they reach the bottom and runs out of the elevator and runs through the tunnel as it shakes. they jump inside the Bunker and rolls down the stairs as the Tunnel collapses. blocking the way out*
Nathan(radio): Zack? Zack! come in! come in, Zack! Zack!
Zack:*groans in pain* i'm...i'm here, Nate. >_< i'm okay.
Clyde(radio): what about, Kat? is she okay?
Nathan(radio): get off the radio!
Kat:*upside down and against the wall and is dizzy* are we gonna do this again tomorrow?^^
Zack: yeah, she's fine.^^*gets up and looks up the stairs and sees the entrance is blocked by rubble* but our only way out is blocked.
Nathan(radio): well that's just perfect. >_< first we lose the guy who helped us and now we're stuck here.
Zack: don't give up, Nate. there should be an alternate way out of here. we're on our way back. Zack out.*gets off the radio and helps Kat up*
*meanwhile, Kakor's Lich flies towards a Requian Base in the Saviron Highlands that use to be a Wolf Colony. now it is Sardok's Base of Operations with 3 Requian Warships in the air guarding it. later, Kakor and his Marauders who are carrying Rasputin walks down the grimly looking hallway. they enter the Base's Command Center and they see Sardok, Fist of Ganor. he is the supreme commander of Ganor's army and the Swarm Princes, Kakor included, are his Generals. Sardok sits on a throne-like chair and sees Kakor and his Marauders bringing in Rasputin*
Kakor, Ottera Conqueror: Supreme Commander Sardok.*kneels* i have brought Rasputin as you requested.
Sardok, Fist of Ganor:*smiles in delight* excellent, Kakor. no complications i expect?
Kakor, Ottera Conqueror: we...ran into some Elysian vermin. five of them, sir.
Sardok, Fist of Ganor:*growls and gets up from his chair* take Rasputin to his cell. Tyrus will pry the information out of him.*the Marauders takes Rasputin away* the Elysians...they are dead, yes?
Kakor, Ottera Conqueror:*nervous* i...i don't know, Supreme Commander. i only saw two of them. i don't know about the other three.
Sardok, Fist of Ganor:*paces left and right and watches Kakor* where did they come from?
Kakor, Ottera Conqueror: they were in separate groups. i don't know where the first group came from. the second...came from North.
Sardok, Fist of Ganor: North? hmmm.*ponders* you are excused, General. for now. you are dismissed.
*Kakor stands up and bows respectfully and leaves the Command Center. Sardok sits down and activates a holographic image of Fukar, The First. called so because Fukar is the first of the Swarm Princes, a brilliant and seasoned military strategist, and was the reason why the Requians were winning many battles before the Battle of Twilight Gap*
Fukar, The First(hologram):*bows* what is your command, Sardok.
Sardok, Fist of Ganor: i want you to take your forces to Meridian. and destroy everything in your path.
Fukar, The First(hologram): everything, sir?
Sardok, Fist of Ganor: yes. for 10 years we have been on the defensive. for 10 years we have been at a stalemate with the Elysians. no more. this will be our counter-strike. we will smoke them out, hunt them down, leave no rock unturned. blast them in the air, smash them on the ground! the attack on Meridian will show all of the Elysium, that the Requians has the advantage once again!
End of Chapter 2...