Your Challenge (should you choose to accept) . . .
31 Dec 2010, 08:01
Ref: Co-captains Rescue Attempt
We have received the following from R.C., who has located the detention facility where Anthony and Juliette are being held.
Command needs help from the Zombie Survival Crew brigades to craft a successful escape plan.
Take your best shot, get creative, get nasty . . . and post your escape strategy in the comment section or email it to Command at zombiesurvivalcrew (at) gmail (dot) com. You have until January 7.
Command will pick the best plan to execute, and its creator will get official ZSC gear (being unveiled publicly mid-January) as a prize!!
Field Report: R.C. Murphy
You want something with a high level of difficulty? Try finding a living soul in the middle of a desert. No, tumbleweeds don’t count. Though by the end of my second day in New Mexico I sure wished they did.
The signal from Juliette’s GPS came from somewhere between Santa Fe and Albuquerque. I traced it to one of two locations. A run-down shack sitting all on its lonesome in the desert, or the hydroelectric power plant two miles away. Neither looked like a secret government agency’s stronghold, but as with most things looks can be deceiving.
I targeted two men to gather info. The first had been in and out of the shack frequently. The second worked at the power plant. On both I planted a small button camera. They should have been more careful with their coats while having a cup of joe.
The first, I’ll call him Glasses, drove to the shack after his caffeine fix. Inside wasn’t much, a typical storage shed. He headed for a red cabinet on the back wall. The doors opened and two armed soldiers greeted him. They stepped aside to expose two sets of elevators doors. Another single door sat to the side of those, marked “stairs.”
Glasses swiped an ID card over a black box on the wall. The elevator doors opened and he began the very long ride down. When the doors opened again, they showed three sets of double doors. Through the small windows I saw more soldiers.
The right door bore a sign reading “Administration”. The left, “Power plant”. Center, “Laboratory”.
He took the center doors. More men in white lab coats milled around. Like camouflage sprinkles in whipped cream were a few armed soldiers, stationed just far enough apart to not look too threatening despite the semi-autos hanging from their shoulders.
Glasses walked past rooms filled with medical equipment. A large steel door slipped by, “Cold Storage” the sign said. He went on to the end of the hall. There the doors were shut. His thumb slid over a fingerprint scanner and the window on the door opened.
Jesus, it was Anthony.
The footage after that was useless. Something blocked the camera’s eye. In desperation I pulled up the footage from the second man’s button cam. I named him Suspenders.
Suspenders approached the large steel door of the power plant and tapped a card against a small black panel identical to the elevator locks inside the shack. The door eased open; he gave a wave to one of the cameras keeping watch over the entrance.
A stairwell door and a pair of elevator doors waited. Suspenders took the elevator, his ride down just as long as Glasses’. When the doors opened I half expected to see the dreary circular room from before, but no. He was let out right smack dab in the midst of a bustling power plant.
Large machinery took up most of the space. What wasn’t filled with machines was taken over by people. Amongst them, some shrewd looking security officers. Their eyes took in everything, I mean everything.
One approached Suspenders, saying something I couldn’t read on his lips. My target followed him down the row of machines, passing more security and a few wary workers. At the end of the hall sat a double set of doors and a black ID scanner like the elevator locks. The guard opened the doors with his ID. Beyond was the circular room.
They took the door reading “Administration”. As soon as Suspenders hit the hallway a shadowy hand covered the button cam. Dangit!
The only other information I managed to find were blueprints for the power plant. It’s made of solid steel and enough concrete to fill in half an ocean. The other wings of the facility? It’s as though they don’t exist.
We have to get Juliette and Anthony out of there. This is where I need your help.
This is the only photo R.C. was able to get to us. They’re locked down tight, folks.
If you’re not up for this challenge, have no fear. A variety of other contests are around the corner!
Happy planning and stay safe out there!
ok my english isnt good enough for this challenge. *have to learn more*
Let us know what questions you have and Command will try its best to help!
I know what the challenge is about 😉 but i cant find the words in english to write the escape-plan 😛
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The most important thing to remember about any rescue operation is to bring a length of rope. People tend to scoff at the idea of needing rope, but those people are dopes. Even NASA will tell you that the linch pin of any successful operation is rope.
Fine. Bring your stupid rope! 😉
well i am confused ! then again they claim that really does not take much ..
My plan wins by default. I say we enlist the help of Jason Statham. Then we just blow everything up, shoot everyone. We win. They lose. Problem solved. The End.
We kinda like the Statham angle …. but it would take a little negotiating to decide the seating order!
Jason Statham = win in my eyes. 🙂
I thought the zombies had J-n-A and we would only be needing a crossbow and some comfortable shoes. Shadowy men? Hi-tech facilities? Concrete? We need McGuyver. Hopefully someone can figure out a way to disrupt the water flow to the plant…cause a diversion. Diversions are good. Or just send Squirrel & Co in to start chewing wires. I’ll sew some teeny lab coats so they blend in.
You know … I believe the squirrel could really do it!
Better start sewing…..
A two man crew loaded with explosives, PPE, nightvision and firearms waits until dark. Park a distance away and walk to the power station. Lay low until suspenders comes out of the plant exit and slit his throat. Leave the body out in the desert at least a hundred yards away. Team member one puts on his uniform, takes his id, slides by the camera and goes down the elevator. Now this next step has to be done in a cool manner; walk through the power complex and plant the explosives.Try not to make direct eye contact with anyone and walk like you have purpose. Set the timers for ten minutes and walk to the other unit where glasses saw the sets of doors. Find a closet or small area to hide because it is going to be loud! While all this is happening the other member is staking out the the shack, the team’s exit removing any threats as quietly as possible. The explosives will go off and rip through both areas, the steel and concrete will only help funnel the blast, but the most important thing is that the power should be cut off. This will knock out lights and cameras; they can’t track you. Use the gaurd’s I.D. and cut off his thumb (pray to God it opens the reinforced cold storage door) and proceed to the lab anthony was seen in, making sure to keep killing everyone in sight. Resue Anthony and search for juliette. After you find her, hopefully unharmed, see to any medical needs they have and give them some protective gear and night vision because by this point, the entire place would be as smoky as my mom’s kitchen on Thanksgiving.
Plant more explosives, alot of them. Go to the hiding place you sheltered in before and blow this side of the facility. The force should rip through the entire place (sparing our heroes of course) and go up the elevator and stairwell. When the force reaches the shack area, it will kill the soldiers in there and blast the the shack itself into tiny little bits. This is the cue for the second team member topside to retrieve the vehicle, bringing it in close. From there he or she can hunker down behind it and take out any personnel or zombies that have been attracted to the mayhem.
After the detonation take the stairs to the upper level. This will be difficult for two reasons; one being the steps will have suffered some damage and the former prisoners will most likely be in bad shape. Well… they will have to toughen up and like it cause this is life and death. If anthony or juliette is able, that person will have to cover the rear the whole way up because even in an explosion this large, some soldiers will have survived and will continue their duty; which is to kill the team and prisoners. At the greeting area of the shack (or what is left of it) signal to team member two outside (because this is where even the best trained soldiers can get sloppy) that you are exiting the facility. Load Anthony and juliette into the vehicle. Before leaving, set trip wires around the shack exit area to dissuade any one from following you. Then take off like a bat out of Hell. Remember to change directions and take alternate roads back to homebase in case anyone happens to be following.
Job well done!
when and how will winner be notified?
Thank you everyone, the contest is now closed to submissions. Command will review responses here and received via email, and announce a winner Wednesday, January 12.
Command continues to weigh the options.
Because of the complexity of several entries and the fierce arguments that have marked the selection process the winner will be announced Wed. Jan 12 — giving us just days before we have to put the plan into action.
Your patience on this critical matter is appreciated.
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