Individual Report – Form IR441
Codename: Uriel (26749-CKL)
November 07, 2008 12:30
Plan was to meet in Taul Park in Chisinau. On the way to rendezvous, observed striders making their way through the streets in same general direction. Little care was taken to mind the shadows…they were on a mission, it seemed. I tracked them to Taul Park, where they attacked an individual who turned out to be the doctor. Paladin Valkyrie arrived at more or less the same time; all zombies were dispatched with haste and due prejudice. Remains were immolated according to procedure. Valkyrie's performance was suitable for a Paladin; the doctor's performance was questionable, at least in terms of valor in the face of the enemy. She had initially turned and run, only to return after Valkyrie and I had engaged the enemy. The doctor's weapons are not traditional, but they were effective.
Group agreed to track zombies as far as possible, which led to the warehouse on the outskirts of Chisinau. This was an abandoned nest, likely the nest we were sent to eradicate in the first place. The abandonment of the nest, the coordinated attack on our rendezvous location, and the purposeful approach to that attack indicated the local presence of a ghoul; the group decided that the mission was clearly unfinished, given the presence of a ghoul. We tracked the zombies once again back into Chisinau to see if any had left the larger group on the way to Taul Park, perhaps the ghoul; no evidence of such a departure was found. After ending up back at Taul Park, the group agreed to go to the chapter house.
Chapter house was breached; no evidence of forced entry so security was either compromised from within the squire team. Three squire corpses were found on site, desecrated in the fashion of zombies and/or ghouls. The house was otherwise intact (armory, perimeter security, etc) with the exception of one missing hard drive. Investigation within the house turned up no useful details; a search outside the house turned up a trail leading to the rear of the property. Before departing, the group outfitted with gear (see attached from W/A/G-507 for list of weapons, ammunition, and/or gear taken by this Paladin) and resecured the armory and the house. The trail led back into the city before fading.
Investigations by each group member yielded clues pointing to Soroca Fortress. Expecting a ghoul at the least, and prepared for a vampire, the group approached the citadel. Paladin Valkyrie made known that she is, at least in part, not human; she could feel the chill of the ghoul long before humanly possibe. The group descended into the lower levels of the fortress and soon came upon a well-lit area. A vampire was holding what I assume he felt was a "court," lording it over a ghoul and a number of zombies. Several human prisoners were being tortured and eaten at the time. Deciding that the most immediate threat was the vampire, this Paladin attacked with all fury and might. Paladin Valkyrie chose her first move to attempt a rescue of the victims and other prisoners; the doctor attacked the ghoul. Paladin Valkyrie made short work of the zombies and then turned to the vampire. After dispatching the ghoul, the doctor seemed to freeze in her tracks. The vampire was very powerful, and at one point he made a close-quarters attack on me that resulted in a compound fracture in my left forearm, after which he was able to hurl me against a wall. I was left unconscious at this time and have no memory of subsequent events until a cleanup crew arrived with a medical team.
No apparent injuries were visible on Paladin Valkyrie; the doctor appeared to have some injury to her torso, but no blood was visible. All remains were immolated per standard procedures; this Paladin witnessed those actions and attest to their proper completion.