swordedpast: ♦ game: fate/stay night (every man hath his sword upon his thigh)
ARCHER ♤ an unknown hero. ♤ ([personal profile] swordedpast) wrote in [community profile] capeandcowllogs2013-06-17 08:25 pm

It's a dirty job but they're very suave.

WHO: Archer ([personal profile] swordedpast), Hank McCoy ([personal profile] professorlionface), Yako Katsuragi ([personal profile] topslug), Kurt Wagner ([personal profile] themisfit), Peter Parker ([personal profile] incywincyhero), Val Richards ([personal profile] smarterthandad), Saber ([personal profile] promisedvictory), Mordin Solus ([personal profile] heal_or_execute), Curt Connors ([personal profile] mostlyarmless), Minako Arisato ([personal profile] xxii_thefool), and Tony Stark ([personal profile] liverletdie).
WHERE: Near Esperanza Base, Antarctica; Belfast, Ireland; and the Cayman Turtle Farm, in the Cayman Islands.
WHEN: Starting Tuesday, June 18th, and extending over the next few days.
WARNINGS: There will probably be some violence!
SUMMARY: Three teams of plucky, or possibly foolhardy, researchers set out to uncover more about certain scientific anomalies they've found that may be linked to Vulcanus.
FORMAT: Quick-log.

For over a month now, the ragtag group of scientists, or at least science-minded people, gathered by Archer to hunt down scraps of information left by Vulcanus has researched and studied, studied and researched. Finally, by early June, they've narrowed their list of suspicious locations to a few targets, and by the middle of the month, they're ready to depart to investigate those locations up close.

In the tiniest hours of the morning on Tuesday, June 18th, they split off into groups and begin traveling.

Hank McCoy, Archer, and Yako Katsuragi head down to Antarctica, to get up close and find out more about reports of scientists inexplicably visiting a desolate location.

Saber, Kurt Wagner, Peter Parker, and (carefully watched by the adults) Val Richards head to Belfast, Ireland, to learn more about the city's peculiar flooding.

And Mordin Solus, Curt Connors, Minako Arisato, and Tony Stark take a flight to the Cayman Islands to see the truth of rumors about mutant turtles with human body parts growing out of them.

The intention is to be back by Saturday at the latest, and to share any important information found out there with the Network as soon as possible.
topslug: (♫ socal is where my mind states)

[personal profile] topslug 2013-06-18 03:58 am (UTC)(link)
[ Perhaps surprisingly, given her lack of visible physical stamina, she's kept up well enough for the trek, without a peep of complaint. When they arrive at the abandoned station, she looks up with a frown that's mostly obscured by her mask, before she turns to her companions. ]

It doesn't seem like anyone's been here in a while. [ Emphasis on seems, though. In this climate, all it would take is a few good snowstorms to bury a place like it never existed. It's a lot of ice to get rid of, at least at first glance, but all they really need is one functioning entrance to get into. Still, that's hard when she can barely even make out the outline of the building. ]
professorlionface: (You're sure about that?)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-06-18 04:50 am (UTC)(link)
"Seems" being the key word. [He pulls a device from his belt, tapping a few buttons on the face and frowning at the results. Even with his fur and gear, he could still feel the winter cold creeping through his fingers.] The location may be remote, but that doesn't mean they want it visible.

I'm getting readings from under the ice. They're not definite, I could be getting false readings, but that's certainly what it looks like from here.
topslug: (♫ find nothing but faith in nothing)

[personal profile] topslug 2013-06-18 05:16 am (UTC)(link)
[ She nods, bringing up a finger to tap at the display on her screen. The blueprints for the place are once she's already gone over until she could probably draw them from memory, but that doesn't mean it matches up to what she can see.

Regardless, Hank's assessment tells her that quiet is no guarantee they're alone. After a moment, she looks up, indicating one of the holes visible in the ice. ]

Based on the plans we've been able to find, that's likely to lead to one of the facility's main entrances. We should be able to get in from there. [ Her tone's cautious, though, wary about rushing in. ]
professorlionface: (I must take this data down immediately.)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-06-18 05:42 am (UTC)(link)
[Hank's down on all fours, running ahead to get a good look. His readings don't change much, just a faint flickering as he moves back toward the others.]

It's worth a try. My guess is that if there's anything here, it's most likely underground.
topslug: (♫ i wanna ride on a white horse)

[personal profile] topslug 2013-06-19 02:13 am (UTC)(link)
[ Having Archer start hacking at the ice is a little alarming, but it seems to be effective, and Yako leaves him to it, preferring to cast a wary eye over their surroundings, just in case they're drawing unwanted attention. Perhaps it's silly to feel so, with no other visible living things around, but even so... she doesn't stray far, glancing over to Hank as Archer continues to work. ]

Have the readings changed at all?
professorlionface: (Sounds questionable)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-06-19 03:51 am (UTC)(link)
[He perches on his hindlegs with one hand in the snow, watching as Archer clears a path. Not quite what he was expecting, but it might not be long now.]

Not yet. It may change once we're inside, but the environmental shielding is blocking my scan for the most part.
topslug: (♫ fold it up and just pretend)

[personal profile] topslug 2013-06-24 04:31 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Well, there's nothing for it but to step forward, which Yako does without prompting, sliding into the gap in the ice without a word. She's relying on the blueprints on her visor to tell her where they need to go from here, though she waits until they've followed her through the ice before she starts squeezing past the doors. ]

If there's anything here, it's most likely in the main experiment chambers. [ She comments, a little out of breath. ] It shouldn't be too difficult to get to from here, as long as the rest of the hallways are still intact.
professorlionface: (All the way up there?)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-06-25 02:21 am (UTC)(link)
[Hank ambles in behind her, lifting his goggles and wiping the frost from his snout. He notices it's still too cold for any kind of real habitable comfort, though thankfully less exposed.]

I have heat signatures coming from a ways up. I take it that's probably the chambers you're referring to?
topslug: (♫ i would choke on the rinds)

[personal profile] topslug 2013-06-27 03:06 am (UTC)(link)
[ Yako nods at Hank's question, picking her way gingerly along deposits of bird poop and feathers as she guides them onward. It's not that she's squeamish, as they look like they're a fall hazard; she's not sure her footwear was ever designed to be slip-proof under these conditions. ]

There's a stairwell not far from here. We could take that to go up.

[ And unless there are any suggestions to the contrary, that's exactly where she starts leading them to. ]
professorlionface: (Well...that's something.)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-06-27 04:05 pm (UTC)(link)
[Hank makes a face at the floor, then takes a glance around the rest of the hallway. The ceiling might have iced a bit, but he'd rather take his chances there, climbing his way around to avoid the floor.]
topslug: (♫ or am i origami?)

[personal profile] topslug 2013-07-04 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
[ It doesn't take long to get to their destination, and Yako looks around once they're there. There are doorways leading off the area they've come up in, and it takes her a moment to point towards one of them. ]

That way.

[ As she steps towards it, though, she could almost swear she gets the feeling they aren't alone. Just her imagination, maybe? ]
professorlionface: (Intense concentration.)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-07-04 08:04 pm (UTC)(link)
[Hank hops back down onto the floor, looking ahead at the door she's pointed at.]

I'm getting readings up ahead.

[He turns about the room, his dismay growing. For all the signs that this facility's been abandoned, there is definitely something here.]

A lot of them.