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Isla Sorna Survival Chapter 10

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Lord Vader

Jun-13-2015 7:45 AM

Miss chapter 9? You know the drill. If you're new and want to read the series from the beginning, just keep following the links until you hit chapter 1.

http://www.jurassicworldnews.com/community/forums/topic/40511

Power

We went down stairs to grab some extra clothes for me. I was talking to Bryce.

"So, down here are some labs and other rooms that have names that sound like they have cool shit that went down in them at one point or another."

"And?"

"Well, they take a card key get in, but we didn't have any and we didn't find one. Besides that, we need the power to be on."

"Well then, let's find some shit and figure out what the hell happened."

"Shaggy we missed you and your lets get shit done and maybe get ourselves killed in the process attitude."

"Haha, we haven't died yet."

"You almost did."

"But I didn't. Nice to see you walking on your own."

"Yeah, feels good too. Hurts like a bitch but I can walk."

"Better than hurting like a bitch and not walking."

"True. What happened to your eye?"

"I was getting chased by a Spinosaurus and had to jump off a cliff to escape. Thought I was going to land in the river, hit some branches instead. One brach gouged my eye out."

"That sucks. Room on the left is the one with the clothes. I'll give you some privacy."

"Thanks."

I walked into the room and looked around. There were lab coats, dress pants, dress shoes, fancy shirts, and various other clothes that looked expensive. Where are the cargo pants and tank tops? I kept looking around, but had no luck finding any practical clothing. I grabbed the largest pair of pants I could and a lab coat. I put them on, but damn were the pants tight. I looked around in the pockets, and I found a key card. I went back to the hallway.

"Looking sharp Shaggy."

"I'd rather wear the shirt diaper. These pants are tight as hell."

"Why didn't you grab a bigger pair?"

"These were the biggest ones I found. This lab was probably run by Asians, or midgets, or Asian midgets. Check this out though."

I showed Bryce the key card and we started walking down the hallway. We looked in every room that was open, and didn't find much. We kept going down each floor, searching all the open rooms. We hit the armoury, and I walked in.

"Shaggy, you already know what's in here, let's go."

"I want to give it a second look. You go ahead without me, or wait outside. I don't care."

"I'll be outside the door."

I looked around in the armoury. It looked the same as before, but I hadn't gotten a very good look at it. I looked down. There were some drawers underneath the weapon rack. I opened the drawer and dug around. There was a pair of cargo pants. I quickly changed my pants and kept looking around. There was a long sleeve shirt. It was noting special; plain black. I never was a fan of long sleeves, so I changed shirts and tore the sleeves off.

I continued looking in the drawer, but all it had was clothes. Didn't need those anymore, so I opened the next drawer. It was loaded with ammunition. No variety, just the same ammunition; 12 gauge 2 3/4" dragon's breath. It offered no power advantage over regular 2 3/4" buckshot, but the muzzle flash was a sight to behold and it was capable of burning whatever it hit. I grabbed several boxes and stuffed it in my pockets. When my pockets were full, I moved onto the next drawer. I opened it up, and there was only one item in it. When I saw it, I grinned ear to ear.

I picked up the shotgun, a SPAS 12, and examined it. I cycled it, both semi automatic and pump. I felt the chamber area, the firing pin, the extractors. Everything was spotless. I unfolded the stock and shouldered it. It was even better than I expected. The preteen me would have wet his pants with excitement.

I found everything I needed, and I walked out of the room after loading the SPAS. Bryce looked at me and got wide eyed.

"Holy shit man, where did you find that?"

"In the one drawer underneath the rack."

"Are there anymore?"

"Would've grabbed one for you if there was."

"Damn. Let's go."

The rest of the rooms were locked. We couldn't open them, so I grabbed the map. It had been in my shirt when I changed, and I had put it in the lab coat pocket. When I got the tank top, I put it in my cargo pants. I looked at the map of the building, and the generator was on the bottom floor. We needed the flashlight to go any deeper into the building, and Bryce turned it on as we went down the stairs. It was dark in the first hallway, and I looked around. Nothing of much value to us.

"Dude, turn the flashlight off and check this out."

Bryce shut off the flashlight and looked into the blackness. I took a shot with the SPAS 12. The hallway lit up from the dragon's breath.

"Holy shit! What the hell was that?"

"Dragon's breath. It's a kind of tracer round."

"It's freaking awesome."

"Hell yeah it is, now let's keep going."

We walked all the way to the basement and found the generators. There were four, all connected. We looked at them, trying to figure out how they work. There were buttons, all kinds of buttons. There were red buttons, yellow buttons and green buttons.

"I've this before Shag. You go to press the green button, and boom! Surprise bitch, you just f*cked up everything."

"I know. Would be nice to have an owner's manual. I've seen it before where you hit the yellow button, then the green button."

"Let's try that."

I pushed the yellow button. We heard a humming sound, and then Bryce went to push the green button.

"Not yet, give it a minute."

"Alright."

We listened to the humming, and we listened for something out of the ordinary. We heard a series of clicks, then all the sound stopped. I pressed the green button. We watched as the lights flickered on and off before staying on. We didn't say anything as we left the basement. Now we're going to find out just what this building had. I had noticed something on the map that said 'Classified: Species #002'.




This isn't part of the story, but I have a question. I could post an entire discussion about it, but I'll just add it in here to make things easier.

As most of you know, I have a Jeep. It is a 1987 YJ (same headlights as the JP Jeeps). When I got it, it was a burnt out shell. The thing is lifted 10". It's converted to small block chevy V8. The JP Jeeps had the factory straight 6 engine, which weren't very efficient or powerful. My Jeep has all kinds of other work done to it, making the thing maybe 10% factory (and that number is falling with every part I get my hands on).

Here's a JP Jeep.



Here's my Jeep.



What I want to know, is if you guys think I should paint my Jeep like the JP Jeeps, or if I should leave it as is. I know, it's my Jeep, I can do what I want with it, but I want to know what you guys think.

Jack of all trades. Master of none

15 Responses to Isla Sorna Survival Chapter 10

Sci-Fi King25

Jun-13-2015 10:46 AM

Good chapter! :)

 

For the Jeep, I can see it in the JP colors. The model is pretty close.

“Banana oil.”- George Takei, Gigantis: The Fire Monster

Lord Vader

Jun-13-2015 10:56 AM

Thanks.

 

It's the same model as the JP Jeeps, just modded like crazy. 

 

Guess I should have mentioned that if you have any questions about the Jeep, don't hesitate to ask, I know everything there is to know about that Jeep.

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Raptor-401

Jun-13-2015 12:50 PM

Great chapter.

 

I say go for it, just make sure you make everything look in proportion when you paint it.

IT'S TIME TO DU-DU-DU-DU-DUEL!!!

Lord Vader

Jun-13-2015 1:24 PM

Thanks.

I'll do the best I can for the stripes. Pretty sure if we do it, I'll just get some decals for the logos and numbers.

To give you an idea on how big the lift is, the rims on my Jeep and the JP Jeep are both 15". Look at the difference in the sidewall (area from what contacts the rim to the tread) height. On the front tire of my Jeep you can see where the rim ends and the tire begins. When I say that Jeep sits high, I mean it sits high.

Jack of all trades. Master of none

Something Real

Jun-13-2015 2:23 PM

LORD VADER - That was a very neat chapter! I greatly enjoyed learning about the Dragon's Breath round! I would like to see one in action! As for your jeep: I believe you should definately paint it in a similar fashion to the JP vehicles! That would be extremely neat! As an aside: is that what is known as a "Rock Hammer" on the front of your vehicle? Thank you so much for sharing this very fun chapter with us! :)

Lord Vader

Jun-13-2015 3:53 PM

Thanks SR. If you'd like to see dragon's breath in action, go to youtube and look it up, you'll find all kinds of results. 

 

Never heard the term "Rock Hammer" before. Here, we call them bush bars. It's a tube steel bumper about as wide as the vehicle and usually a foot or two high to protect the grill and headlights on trails. That bumper in particular wasn't very strong, and has since been changed out to a larger one that, in the event that my Jeep were totalled (head on wreck or something), I would be reusing (provided I survive) on my next four wheel drive. 

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Something Real

Jun-13-2015 4:13 PM

LORD VADER - I see! That is very interesting! What do you mean by "provided I survive"? You and your jeep are indestructible! ;)

Lord Vader

Jun-13-2015 5:12 PM

I wouldn't go that far SR. I'm not indestructible, and neither is the Jeep, but that bumper might be. Here's a better look at it. I bungee strapped the board to it to cover the license plate, no other reason, just for that purpose (people always cover or blur the license plates in pictures, so it's probably not a bad idea).


This picture was taken after I took the Jeep mudding, that's why it's so dirty. The bumper/bush bar is black.

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Something Real

Jun-13-2015 5:44 PM

LORD VADER - Aha! I see what it is you want to convey! That is extremely neat! You have stated that your jeep is raised. If I may ask, what sort of suspension/shock absorption system do you incorporate? :)

Lord Vader

Jun-13-2015 6:27 PM

It's got leafspring suspension, which is smooth from the factory. When it was lifted, the factory springs were replaced with larger springs that are also stiffer. That Jeep is solid. You hit a bump, you'll feel it. If you're ever in a vehicle that has soft suspension and doing donuts or drifting, you'll notice the vehicle leans one way or another. Whenever I'm doing donuts or drifting with that Jeep, it doesn't lean because of the suspension. It also has trailmaster shock absorbers which do take a good deal of the punishment. It's not a smooth ride by any means, but you have to make sacrifices. You want a smooth ride and good handling, don't lift it. You want ground clearance, you're giving up handling and smoothness. 

 

Regarding how well the shocks work, when we were getting the Jeep safetied (you need a safety check to get a vehicle insured), my cousin (he's a licenced mechanic with his own shop) did the safety for us. We were talking to him when we picked it up, and he said do it handles really well given the height. He was expecting to have to keep counter steering to keep it on the road, but it drove like a fairly stock vehicle. It'll hit 60 MPH and drive with little trouble at that speed, which is good for a lifted vehicle.

Jack of all trades. Master of none

Something Real

Jun-13-2015 6:34 PM

LORD VADER - Wow! That is a great deal of work! It is extremely neat that your cousin owns a mechanic's shop! I find it interesting that the vehicle's profile after lifting actually makes its "ride" less smooth. Very interesting! Thank you so much for humoring my questions! :)

Lord Vader

Jun-13-2015 6:42 PM

It does make sense though. The suspension has to be more rigid in order to sustain the load. Plus, if you're actually using it for offroad purposes, softer suspension won't hold up to the stress. It's like 1/2 ton trucks, 3/4 ton trucks and 1 ton trucks. The 1 ton is designed for hauling heavy loads, so the suspension is stiffer to withstand the stress of towing farm equipment and trailers. The 1/2 ton is more than anything your passenger truck that you throw the kid's hockey gear in the box, so the suspension is softer, giving you a smoother ride because they aren't designed for hauling huge loads. The 3/4 ton is a combination of the two. It doesn't ride as smooth as the 1/2 ton, it doesn't haul as much as the 1 ton, but they are plenty good for most applications. Our family vehicle is a 3/4 ton truck. We take that truck on long trips, but we also haul farm equipment with it.

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Something Real

Jun-13-2015 8:09 PM

LORD VADER - I see your point! The way in which you have described the differences greatly helps in my understanding of the situation! Thank you! :)

Metal_Rott

Jun-19-2015 9:19 AM

I would definitely go with the JP Logos and paint scheme but in Silver and metallic Blue. Jurrasic World Colors Jurrasic Park Theme.

As for ammo Slugs would be ideal, the kinetic energy would drop a t-rex with a well placed head shot.

Lord Vader

Jun-19-2015 11:31 AM

That's actually a good idea. 

 

I'm not sure about that. It'd have to be a PERFECT shot to actually kill it. Screw up, and it's not dead, it's just pissed off beyond imagination. Large carnivores in general are tough. .50 BMG FMJ rounds would most likely have the penetration and do the job, but again, it'd have to be perfect shot placement. Ideal situations for the perfect shot rarely present themselves, and when they do, it's maybe two seconds. 

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