[IC - CHAPTER TWO] The New Front

March, 1945: the forces of the Axis are falling back on all fronts. After half a decade of bloodshed and destruction, the end of the war is finally approaching. Yet, unknown to the Allies, the enemy has one more ace up their sleeve. A routine investigation of an abandoned submarine base leads to the discovery of a massive Nazi secret operation in Antarctica. As the Allies gather whatever forces they can divert to this new front of the war, a desperate race against time begins in the heart of the frozen continent, one last clash under the shadow of the Mountains of Madness to thwart this final plot of horror and madness.

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[IC - CHAPTER TWO] The New Front

Postby Overlord87 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:11 pm

Dowson-Frost escorts you to the command building and lets you in, before taking his leave. Lieutenant Commander Woolley is an energetic middle-aged man, with short black hair and no beard. He looks stern and imposing - and tired: he has the eyes of someone who has not slept during the night. Still, his voice is firm and clear as he greets you: "Good morning, gentlemen. I already know some of you, and I welcome the rest to this small island we call home".

After salutes and introductions, he continues: "We have recently gathered, mostly thanks to the effort of a few of the good men here, very important intelligence regarding German activity in the Antarctica. This finding has been later confirmed by additional intelligence, along with aerial reconnaissance and a survey of the enemy naval activities in the South Atlantic. We now know the enemy has a base of significant importance in Antarctica, along with a large quantity of troops and vehicles - enough to make us think that they might be planning to continue the war from there once we retake Europe. It is not known exactly how this whole thing eluded us so far, but here we are now to correct our mistake. And I can guarantee you, the War Council takes this operation very seriously. Something about a symbol scratched on the map, nothing more than a scribble for us, but the experts back home - they said it means the Germans are serious about this. And if they are, we have got to be too".
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Re: [IC - CHAPTER TWO] The New Front

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:48 am

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"Right, sir," says Oliver. "Did they find out anything about that gadget we recovered?"
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Re: [IC - CHAPTER TWO] The New Front

Postby HelplessBystander » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:41 pm

"Of course." Amadeus said curtly, nodding and standing at attention, now fully invested on leaving a good impression with Lieutenant Commander Woolley.
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Re: [IC - CHAPTER TWO] The New Front

Postby Overlord87 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:06 pm

Woolley seems thoughtful for a moment as he says: "That thing... the HQ requested its immediate transfer to a research facility, and I know no more of it. I've requested some...", he shakes his head, then adds: "Lots of oddities about this whole story, I fear...". For a moment it seems like he wants to add more, then his eyes seem to harden before he continues. You get the impression he perhaps said something he would not have wanted to. "Anyway, we have a multinational fighting force en route to Antarctica. Americans, Canadians, Australians, New Zealands... even the Soviets! Everyone seems to be involved. And so are you. The HQ has picked you to act as advisors for the strike force. And to do that, you'll rendezvous with the British carrier Jeremiah, where you will receive additional orders. Is everything understood?"

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The scale of this operation appears to be big. At this stage of the war, it would take a threat of vast magnitude to support such a joint operation.


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You know of no carrier named Jeremiah. Conspicuous also is the lack of “HMS” as the prefix. You wonder if Woolley might know more about this.
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Re: [IC - CHAPTER TWO] The New Front

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:45 am

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"Yes, sir," says Oliver. He knows that if they're involving the Soviets and sharing intelligence with them, it must be too big to handle without their help.

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Re: [IC - CHAPTER TWO] The New Front

Postby HelplessBystander » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:25 am

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Re: [IC - CHAPTER TWO] The New Front

Postby MDPLISKIN » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:14 pm

"Excuse me. Did you say you've found a device? And a map 'marked' with a symbol? What kind of....symbol?," Kurt interjects.
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Re: [IC - CHAPTER TWO] The New Front

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:17 am

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Oliver remains silent, not sure how much he's cleared to tell the new arrivals. He'll let Woolley decide how much they need to know.
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Re: [IC - CHAPTER TWO] The New Front

Postby loke » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:04 pm

Andreas is watching attentively, but looks puzzled. This does not seem the right time and place to ask questions. Clearly most of the crew know a lot more than the newcomers, so he keeps quiet. Very glad that Kurt asked the question, he looks expectantly at the lt. commander.
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