They have learned that Eddy worked as a lab assistant for Dr. Gordan Kruger who was a research scientist at one of the Umbrella labs in Raccoon City. Kruger had been fired over a month prior and was wanted by the Raccoon city police department for failing to appear in Cort to answer charges regarding alleged grave robberies. Eddy had disappeared the same day Kruger was fired.
Fields and Hartwick searched Eddy's apartment and found a strange address in one of his jacket pockets. It was for a property that lay just south of Arklay Mountains State Park. They went to investigate but were quickly ran off the property by an armed man. The next day they broke into Dr. Kruger home where they found Eddy's car in the garage. In the office they found a receipt for a chemical delivery at the same property they had investigated earlier. They decided to try and sneak onto the property again at dusk.
Note: This is a Savage Worlds game I'm running for my wife and daughter. Hopefully it will become an ongoing campaign.
July 22 1998, Dr. Kruger's Farm at dusk.
Hartwick and Fields hop a fence on the northwest side of the property and head towards the house and barn.
They spot an armed man patrolling the grounds.
And a group of strange shambling figures.
The armed man also notices the creatures. "Holy crap Zombies!" The man fires at the shambling creatures.
Drawn by the sound of gun fire the creatures move in on the man.
Hearing the commotion outside Dr. Kruger and another armed man come out to see what's going on. When they see the creatures they open fire.
With the villains distracted Meredith Hartwick sneaks into the barn and finds Eddy Williams handcuffed and locked in a cage.
Note: Eddy as actually in a cage but I didn't have a cage to put him in so I just used some plastic corral pieces to represent the cage.
Outside the situation is looking dire for Dr. Kruger gunman. More creatures close on his position and several creatures Kruger had caged up start trying to escape.
Hartwick begins to try and pick the padlock on Eddy's cage while Fields watches her back. Anya Fields ask Eddy "What are those creatures and why does Kruger have some of them caged up outside?". Eddy explains that they are people who have been infected by the T-virus which was a virus engineered by the Umbrella Corporation. Kruger has developed some kind of psychic powers and he's trying to use his powers to control the creatures.
Dr. Kruger and Rodrigo the gunman continue to shoot at the creatures killing a few of them but the creatures keep coming.
Kruger's gunman Joe decides to flee into the barn as the creatures over run his position. He's quite surprised to find two strange women trying to free Eddy Williams. "Who the Hell are you?" he ask.
Outside in the Yard the fenced in creatures break free.
Hartwick and Fields try and convince Joe to give them the keys to Eddy's cage but he refuses and the women are forced to resort to violence. With the creatures trying to get in the back doorway Hartwick decides to put up a quick barricade.
Fields searches Joe's body and finds a set of keys as well as an extra magazine for his Colt 1911 and a 50 round box of .45 APC. Fields uses the keys to free Eddy then she gives him Joe's gun and the spare ammo.
At the house Dr. Kruger and Rodrigo are forced to fall back as the creatures advance.
Unfortunately for them the sound of gun fire has drawn the attention of another group of creatures who emerge from the woods on the edge of the property.
With a surprising burst of speed the newly arrived pack of creatures attack Rodrigo.
Rodrigo is beaten down and devoured on the spot by the ravenous creatures. Dr. Kruger is horrified and flees in the direction of his truck.
Meredith Hartwick continues to shoot at the creatures who are trying to get through the windows and over her barricade. The she has an idea. She sees a barrel of gasoline near the door. She kicks it over and knocks the cap off letting the gas spill out of on barn's stone floor as she makes her way out the front of the barn.
Anya Fields and Eddy William run for the truck only to find Dr. Kruger is also trying to use it to escape. Enraged Eddy shoots at Kruger but only manages to graze him and shake him up a bit.
Hartwick shoots the barrel of gas as she flees the barn causing it to explode engulfing the creatures trying to make their way into the back of the structure. The blast knocks her down and shakes her up a bit but she is otherwise unharmed.
Note: Of course it's highly unlikely that a person could ignite gas with a gun shot but this game is based on a video game/movie so I allowed to it to work although it cost the player a benny.
Several creatures round the corner of the house near the truck. Kruger tries to flee again and used a psyonic attack against Eddy which stuns him. Fields bocks Kruger's path and holds him at bay with her gun.
Unfortunately this gives the zombies a opportunity to charge. Eddy and Kruger fight against the creatures in a vicious hand to hand. Fields looks for a shot but can't take one without putting Eddy's life in danger.
Kruger unleashes another psyonic blast this time at the creatures stunning several but he is himself stunned by an attack as he tries to pull free of the combat.
The fight heats up! Eddy and Fields back up and begin shooting at the hoard of creatures. Hartwick also stands up and starts shooting. They kill a few but not enough. The creatures surge forward and again overtake Kruger who is wounded by a savage bite.
Kruger finally manages to break free. With a combination of gun fire and psyonic attacks the hoard of creatures is slowly whittled down.
Behind the farm house another creature rises. Rodrigo howls in in a hungry rage as he shambles off towards the sounds of combat.
Seeing the survivors Rodrigo charges but is gunned down. Unlife is so unfair.
Eddy and Hartwick gun down the last creature near the truck expending the last rounds in the magazines.
Kruger, exhausted by the combat surrenders to the others but explains that he needs to recover a case of T-Virus antidote from his house. Hartwick escorts Kruger inside and recovers the antidote while Eddy and Fields start the old truck.
Kruger administers one dose of T-virus antidote to himself. With no more creatures in site the survivors drive back into town.
Next Episode: Outbreak