Day 11 Results
OddBird slammed his riot shield into the Leader's side, knocking it on its side for a brief moment. As he drew his shotgun into alignment with the zombies head, gunshots behind him drew his attention. From all sides, zombies were pouring into the area to defend their leader.
Rrowland and Warfish Tamerlane
Rrowland and Tamerlane took defensive positions inside of a small house on the right side of the street, from this position they had a clear view of the rear approach and thus were the lynch pin to the defensive structure. Rrowland stood at the crest of the staircase with an automatic rifle, dropping every zombie that managed to make its way into the house. Tamerlane stood in the window with a belt fed automatic shotgun, providing massive covering fire for the entire rear flank, and stopping the advancing horde in its tracks.
OddBird and Nemerizt
OddBird and Nemerizt, both of whom were military trained, fought head to head with the massive Zombie Leader. OddBird was armed with a sawed-off shotgun which he wielded with one hand, in the other was a riot shield. Nemerizt came equipped with a military laser cannon, impressive firepower, but heavy, and slow to reload.
Shade and Artemis
Shade and Artemis immediately head to the the right and left flanks, and took it upon themselves to prevent the merciless onslaught of zombies from reaching the Leader, and disrupting OddBird and Nemerizt. Shade took cover on top of an overturned trailer, and Artemis rained bullets upon the advancing horde from a treehouse in the adjacent yard.
OddBird crouched behind a rusted out Toyota Camry, reloading his shotgun. The massive arm of the Zombie Leader smashed down on top of the car, crushing the roof in, and setting off the car alarm. OddBird dove to the side and covered himself with the riot shield as a pulse of purple and red energy shot out from the laser cannon and vaporized the car in a flash of light. As the Zombie Leader glanced at the source of the beam of light, OddBird sprung up and smashed into the zombie with his shield, firing two shots at the arms of the creature.
Shade had gone through three full rounds already, his M16 barrel was glowing orange from the heat of automatic fire, and still the zombies came at him in droves, throwing themselves upon his bullets by the hundreds. For now, Shade had the zombies at bay, so he glanced around to survey the situation. Nemerizt was recharging the laser cannon, OddBird was reloading his shotgun, and the Zombie Leader was lining up for a timely decapitation on Nemerizt. Shade jumped down from his perch and lined up his shot at the temple of the Zombie Leader. As he drew his finger to pull the trigger, he was bowled over by three zombies, and his shot went astray, distracting the zombie long enough for OddBird to escape from its reach. As the three zombies attempted to bite through the body armor Shade had worn, three shots rang out, and the zombies fell off of Shade, dead. Artemis reloaded his rifle once more and turned back to the right flank. Shade fell back to a sandbag bunker left by the military, and recovered his flank.
Tamerlane had set aside his shotgun, it was dangerously close to overheating. He used dual pistols and did his best to distract the horde of zombies now pushing through the rear flank, to no avail. Rrowland was now in the room as well, the door closed behind him. He was not able to hold the zombies off at the stairwell, and was now pinned inside the room with Tamerlane. They both knew they would most likely die here. They kept firing.
As OddBird looked around him, he saw zombies advancing on all sides. The rear flank was broken, the right flank was leaking zombies through, and the Zombie Leader still stood, eager to feast on the bodies of the survivors. Tossing his sawed-off shotgun and riot shield aside, OddBird pulled out two pistols, and recklessly fired into the head of the Zombie Leader. The small caliber bullets had little effect, and the Zombie Leader smashed OddBird into a wall.
Artemis was forced to leave the treehouse, lest he be trapped and unable to escape. He retreated into the sandbag bunker with Shade, and picked up OddBird's shotgun. Gunfire from the rear flank had long since stopped, and blood dripped from the windows. OddBird slowly climbed out of the wreckage, and looked around for his weapons. He could find only a broken shard of wood from a kitchen table, its end shattered and forming a spear point. Nemerizt stood from behind his cover, and fired blindly into the Zombie Leader just as it was about to tear him limb from limb. The zombie's left arm and much of its body was blown off, torn from existence by the pillar of light emitted from the laser cannon. OddBird saw his chance, he sprinted at the zombie, brandishing the sharpened table leg. Leaping forward, he plunged the weapon into the neck of the beast. As the monster fell, OddBird jumped to safety. The zombie crashed into a house, and as it lay in the rubble, the chimney collapsed, and crushed its head.
Nemerizt and OddBird crawled to the sandbags, and from all sides they could see, the zombies kept coming.
One day later
The silhouette of a man enters the front gates of the military base. He calls out, but there is no answer. He sits on the ground, alone, abandoned. As a familiar groan rises above the white noise, OddBird sits, staring at a picture of his family. As the zombies surrounded him, and tear apart his now fragile body, a siren rings from the depths of the base. A plane flies overhead, and drops something in the center of the city. A white flash and a deafening crash, a wall of fire cleanses the city, and then there was quiet.