Aekus arrived in town and found Sesh and his men at the hotel.
"Sesh I hope you're ready, we move now. They got Yet'ua." Aekus said when he came in.
"Well hello to you too. So they took your girlfriend?"
"She's not my... Are you ready or not?"
"We're ready and have been, lead the way."
Aekus took them to where the giant tracks were left, like a giant scar on the otherwise perfect ground. Kreis and his scouting party was just coming back.
"Well well well, Aekus if this isn't the biggest mess you drug us into yet I don't know what is." Sesh said
"Yeah I noticed. What do you think Sesh, can we handle this?" Aekus replied.
"I think we can... but this is one big ass tank man." -Sesh
"We followed the tracks a bit, they turn back around to the north of town. We think they went back to their base, I'd suggest we follow the tracks backwards." Kreis reported.
"Alright, Sesh and the five come with me, Kreis I can't ask you to come with but if you will bring only your best but don't leave the village undefended." - Aekus
"My best are here, we will come with." Kreis confirmed.
They started off to where he saw the huge vehicle come from. The tracks tearing at the ground that was flat. The brown gash in the green grass. It wasn't hard to find the base, but it did take a while to walk. After a few hours and a break to refresh they arrived on the base... if you could call it that. It was more like a ghost town, armored up in metal plating, and surrounded by a huge iron wall.
"I swear, Aekus, you just keep piling the dirt on our graves." Sesh said
"I'm not the one who dug it." Aekus replied
"It's not so bad, the craftsmanship here is shoddy at best, and the colors don't match at all. With uncoordinated people like this it should be simple getting in." Sesh joked
"Are you saying you have an idea?" Aekus asked
"Maybe. This thing seems sealed up pretty tight, but you can't escape a prison without a door." Sesh said
"So we find the door then what?" Aekus asked
"We either break the door down or wait for it to open." Sesh answered
They started around the walls, riddled with holes. They stared inside and saw a very small town built around a large building in the middle. Only about 6 buildings all together. There were men on top of each of them armed with Halorie Specials. Soon after they started they found the door.
"I don't get it... where did they get the guns?" Aekus asked
"I can only think of 3 things." Sesh said "They are being supported by the military, they robbed an armory, or they have a magic fairy princess that can wish it to them."
"I'd guess they took an armory, they have the people for it." Kreis said
"Well here's the door what do you guys think?" - Aekus
"I think we have a huge door with a huge lock and huge hinges." - Sesh
"Can we get through it?" - Kreis
"I don't know it's pretty thick." - Aekus
Sesh turned to his men.
The 3 men and 2 women looked at one another, yes there were women. They were silent still and looked back at Sesh.
"Oh right sorry! I didn't introduce them. Guys this is Jace, Crad, Joran, Sophie, and Li." Sesh said
"Sorry to be rude but we are out side of a well armed town and need to get in and free the villagers, all the same nice to meet you all. Got anything?" Aekus replied
The big one stepped forward.
"Crad, and I think I have an idea. I've been looking at this door, the only thing holding it shut is a bar across on the other side. All we gotta do is lift that and drop it. We'll have to wait till night but it's possible if we find some materials. We'll need rope, a steel bar to fit between these well spaced doors, and a hook, that should do."
They sent several men back to the down to fetch the rope but found a bar and hook in the scrap laying around the huge wall. When the materials were gathered it was only sun set. They walked away from the door to an enclosure in a group of trees off in the distance and set up a camp to wait till night.