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CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby ghill » Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:47 pm

Steering towards the centre of the lake the ferry continues the rest of the way without making any further stops eventually the the ferry terminal hoves into sight.
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby ghill » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:39 pm

The Six of you pile into the cramped confines of the Landrover and Alex drives off the ramp as soon as it touches concrete almost running down the crewmember of stands waiting to wave the vehicles off. His hand resting on the Landrover's horn he bloody-mindedly bullies his way through those waiting to load onto the ferry relying on the landrover's size to get through. Out of the tunnel which connects the ferry terminal, he swiftly pulls off the road onto a track, he drives until the road is out of site and then pulls over in the shade of some trees.

"Here we are not in their lands, people are afraid of them, but it will only be them who are looking for us and they are only so many so we are safe here for a while. Questions I have now, how do you leave the country? Lek and I can drive you over the border into Montenegro now if that is your wish it is a few hours away at most, but perhaps they wait at the border...or you go to the airport or ferry and grab first ship or plane, again perhaps they wait. There are people I know who take things across the sea to Italy no questions asked it cost money, but is secret so perhaps is safe, but they are not law abiding men so perhaps not." He shrugs I cannot tell you what to do, but if you have ideas I will help you do those and then I take my wife and children and we go to Greece where my family comes from.
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:19 am

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"What if we all go to Greece together?" suggests Liz. "They might not expect us to go out the long way, and we'll be safer if we don't separate. From Greece we could easily take a boat or a plane without them being able to get to us."
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby BenTheRat » Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:15 pm

"What about our friend, getting anywhere with a body is going to be difficult." Greg says. "We do have a couple options, we can smuggle him to the mainland and drive him about anywhere in Europe, we could bury him here, under this nice tree, then let his family know when we return. That could be problematic and could raise questions into things best left alone. One final option is to leave his body somewhere, with identification, let the local police know there is a body. Let them retrieve it and they should return it to his family."

Greg turns his attention to getting back to the mainland. "The security of the airport would be nice, but the men with fire don't need weapons, but it does cut down on those with firearms, if we can get through security. Heading to Greece, might just throw them off our scent. I'm willing to try whatever the rest of you wish to do."
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby ghill » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:35 am

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SUCCESS - Alex's clear priority is to get his wife and Kids out ahead of this shit storm and to the perceived safety of extended family in Greece. Although he doesn't say anything Liz's suggestion that you use Greece as your escape route clearly goes down like a lead balloon writ clear on his face.
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby carnage_lee » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:27 pm

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"Can we get into Montenegro like this?" Andy ponders aloud, looking at the state that everyone is in. "We could work out way up the coast hmm there's a ferry route from Bar that'll get us back to Italy, is that right?" he jabs his finger at the map.
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:32 am

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"That's a thought too," says Liz. "We could leave the way we came in."

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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby ghill » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:24 am

Alex nods in agreement "There are several ports along the coast with ferries across to Italy although but they don't run every day Durres is busiest but is down South and Vlora is even further south but we can get across the border without too much problems, but if not Bar then into Croatia and go out via Dubrovnik or is airport at Dubrovnik as well. Probably no more than five or six hours drive from here."
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:06 am

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"Sounds like we should head south along the coast, then," says Liz.
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby ghill » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:46 pm

OOC:   Sorry just to be clear Durres and Vlora are both to the South and ports in Albania, Whereas Bar is in Montenegro and Dubrovnik in Croatia both to the North, I assume after Andy/Alex's last comments you mean North.  


Alex heads back to the road and joins the traffic moving away from the ferry terminal at the first small town he pulls up and Lek climbs out with his small pack, Lek wishes you all good luck then walks across the road to where a trio of furgons (think mini buses/airport shuttle bus) are parked up. Alex turns in his seat Lek heads to country, to where his clan live, he knows this country very well he will disappear. An hour later he's at a junction with the 'SH1' (Albania's major North-South artery) So which direction North or South?
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby carnage_lee » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:14 pm

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"My vote is 'North', we need to get out of Albania as fast as possible...." Andy looks around at the others for affirmation of his reasoning...

OOC:   Did we leave anything behind at all? Back at out hotel I mean?  
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby ghill » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:13 pm

OOC:   Nothing incriminatory  
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:02 am

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"Won't they expect us to go this way, since it's the shorter route?" asks Liz.
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby carnage_lee » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:39 am

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Andy shrugs, "Maybe.. maybe not, we don't know what they would do.. they might figure that we need to go back the way we came, we have no way of knowing their plans.. but we can't afford to waste time... we need to get out of the area as fast as possible. "
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:38 am

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"All right, let's get out of here fast, before they have time to get organised," says Liz.
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby ghill » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:33 pm

As he drives Alex makes some phone calls and a few miles before the border with Montenegro he pulls off the road and onto a farm track which leads to a small isolated farm. "We can stay here eat and drink and my friend is a Vat I think he may be able to help with Clay and he has an old van we can use to cross the border" He pauses for a moment. "Here also is a nice place to bury Albert"

OOC:   Greg doesn't believe there is much they can do for Clay at the moment what he needs is liquids and rest in a clean bed. You have has much time as you consider safe to eat and rest...or simply swap vehicles and drive on.  


Less than an hour after leaving the farm you cross the border without incident waved through at the crossing point with hardly a second glance. You arrive at the Ferry terminal to discover you have missed the ferry so must travel up to Dubrovnik. Alex makes more phone calls to see what arrangements he can make for your onwards travel. "What are your plans once you leave the country?"
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:16 am

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"Back to Blighty, I suppose," says Liz. "We've also got the last draft of Professor Gosshamm's paper that we'll want to read. That may open up new areas of inquiry."
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby BenTheRat » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:38 am

Greg was in deep thought, he kept checking in on Clay, continued to give him what liquids he could, but he just couldn't be sure if he would pull through. Would any of them, after everything they had been through. He didn't feel right burying Albert here in this foreign land, I mean he knew it was just a spot of ground, and he was sure Albert wouldn't mind, but what of Albert's family? Would they worry? Would they start questioning things that were best left unasked?

They drove along through the border, Greg had gotten more withdrawn, something he was use to. Through the fog in his brain the question came through, "What are your plans?", my plans? after this? This had turned out to be more of a vacation adventure than he had ever intended. He was already late to start his new job at Boston General, he needed to get back before he gets fired. He had called to let him know he would be late, but that would only hold for so long.

"Back to real life," Greg said more as a question than an answer. What was real anymore after everything they had seen? He went back to staring at the landscape as it flew by. He checked the rear window, more out of habit now, it wasn't like he expected to be followed at this point, but he'll be looking over his should for many months, or years to come.
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby ghill » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:13 am

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There is no way Clay is going to last on a journey to the UK, either by road or more likely by road. ideally, Greg would get him into a bed where he can maintain a proper schedule of care rather than trying to run a critical injuries clinic out of the back of a landrover. From Greg's point of view, they either have to find a safe place to stop for a few weeks while Clay gets back on his feet, or they need to drop him off at a hospital.


Another two hours drive sees you over another border into Croatia, again the passport check is cursory and the journey now slightly relaxed as the day proceeds without any further sign of the Verbti. Located on the Adriatic Sea coast, the Croatian city of Dubrovnik has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the cities walls which stretch for almost 2 km around the city. The Ferry Terminal is located in the Kantafig area of Gruž Bay roughly 3 km from the Old Town. Alex soon confirms the ferry leaves at 10 pm (Arriving Bari 6 am) with cars boarding at 8:30 pm meaning that there is a wait of a few hours before boarding.


OOC:   How are you going to spend the next few hours? You don't need to remain at the ferry terminal, but you must be back by 8:30 for boarding  
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Re: CH3-04 Down by the shore

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:16 am

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One of us could start reading the thesis, preferably someone not as loopy as Liz.
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