Swamped

Swamped Chapter 143 Page 12

“We need to have them on when the storm alarm goes,” he says. Then his eyes widen. “Wait… is that what the noise…”

Now you’re more than a little confused as to what’s going on. But you think the guard’s told you all that he’s going to.

“I think it would be best if you get out of here,” you tell him. “There’s going to be a lot of trouble, probably more than you bargained for when you signed onto this.”

The look on his face suggests he agrees with you. You let him go and he runs out the back door, getting his mask on as he does.

“So, wait, that was the alarm?” Bert asks. “Did someone set it off as a signal or something?”

You pull out the shell.

“This shell was keeping it from going off,” you say. “I took it away a while ago. So that’s the real alarm, whatever that means. Oh, and I don’t think it’s the shell that priest was telling us about – this one’s less colorful.”

“It probably means whoever was supposed to set the thing off is confused. Not that it does us much good unless they happen to be here,” Mina says.

“That’s not all, though,” you continue. “I ran into a group looking for the shell. They seemed worried about what would happen if they didn’t find it. So whatever disruption I caused, somebody else caused one first.”

“Well, it wasn’t us,” Mina replies. “Unless Bert did something when we split up that he hasn’t told me about.”

“No, but I might have seen who did it, now that I think about it,” Bert muses. “I was near the water tower, and I saw someone shove something into a trash box and run off suddenly.”

“Interesting, but it doesn’t help us much right now,” you say, walking towards the main door. “However, we do know one thing – they’re expecting something to happen when the alarm goes off, and it’s probably not happening. Which means they’ll be trying to figure out what’s going on.”

“Sure, but can we actually do anything with that?” Bert asks. “That guard didn’t seem to know much. And if there aren’t many proper Guild members here, they most likely won’t know any more than he did. We don’t know if they’ll stand around and wait for orders, or just keep going with whatever they’re doing until they’re told to do something else.”

He’s got a point. You’ll need more of a plan than you’ve got right now.

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  1. If nothing else, it means they’ll be wearing masks that hide their faces, both making it easier to identify their number and making it easier for you to disguise yourself as one of them. Can’t have that redbelly armor visible, though…

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