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    IC: Chimera Nightfall

    IC: Chimera Nightfall

    In Greek Mythology, the Chimera is a monstrous creature of Lycia in Asia Minor, which was made of the parts of multiple animals. Chimera was one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna and a sister to the Hydra.
    Homer’s brief description in the Iliad is the earliest literary reference: "a thing of immortal make, not human, lion-fronted and snake behind, a goat in the middle, and snorting out the breath of the terrible flame of bright fire" The Chimera was slain by Bellerophon and Pegasus.


    In recent years we have chosen to describe combining the DNA of two different species as a Chimera. Thus the rise of the Chimeran Army: Created by science for the use of governments to protect their people; unfortunately the true use has been to control and enslave the populace. Most free people had no idea what was happening until it was far too late and our fates were sealed.
    The year is 2041, The Chimeran Armies are no longer discussed as possibility; we live with them. Some of the Chimera’s who were chipped in time to control them, do function as we intended. However, a few of the Chimera’s proved cunning, ruthless and intelligent. They removed their inhibitor chips.
    We now have rogue Chimeras who hunt humans. Many say we created our own doom in a laboratory… some say we still are at it… The Chimeras are sterile and cannot reproduce. The one thing the scientists did do right… or was it actually God’s doing and we in our pride took credit?
    I fear science has lost its meaning because the scientist has lost all sense of humanity and morality. We have become nothing more than alchemists, playing with others lives as if we were gods. Forgive us! We did not understand our grave error because of our pride. Because of this pride, sinister men used us like foolish pawns to create something that should have been left to mythology and legend…
    ~Excerpt from the journal of Dr. Elinore Gray



    Selena Wade leaned back against the seat of her friend’s jeep she borrowed as she read the journal entry. She had driven to this rural area of Alabama because of her Aunt’s mention of the facility being abandoned. She hoped to find out more information into her Aunt’s research. Although she hadn’t asked her Aunt much, she knew her love was genetic studies and studying DNA manipulation. So here Selena sat in the jeep, hidden from view in the dense underbrush. The birdsong and thrumming of the cicadas were her only companions as she read her Aunt’s journal. Chimeras! Selena shivered, she never realized what her Aunt was mixed up in! Selena thought back to two nights ago when she had arrived at her Aunt’s house… it seemed to be an eternity ago… they wanted her to believe it was several weeks ago…Selena sighed and thought back…
    Selena raised her blue-gray eyes to study the upper levels of the silent house. She had called her Aunt repeatedly over the last six hours to let her know she would be arriving this morning but gotten no answer. That was not unusual for her Aunt, who often worked odd hours. Selena had a key to the back door and could let herself in but she hoped to find her home. They were scheduled to leave on a skiing trip the next day.
    The house was too silent and had the feeling of abandonment. Mail was piled up inside the mailbox which was unlike her Aunt Elinore. Her Aunt was meticulous about getting her mail. The house was simply too quiet. Her Aunt’s house was always a focal point for the neighborhood animals, be they wild or domestic. There was not an animal in sight. That in itself was extremely odd, but coupled with the strange feeling Selena got, she was getting anxious. Selena walked around the back of the house and the remains of a dead squirrel lay at the foot of the bird feeder. Some animal had partially fed upon the carcass but not one that was particularly hungry, too much flesh remained. Selena looked in the garage and her Aunt Elinore’s car still sat there. So she didn’t go to work. If she flew off on an emergency, even if she didn’t have time to call, her car should be at the airport.
    Now Selena found herself in the baffled state of one thrust into a mystery. She had to find a clue… something… anything to tell her where her Aunt was. The cloying scent of decaying squirrel was making her sick so she put a handkerchief over her mouth and nose and went to the back door. She looked in and was startled to see the kitchen in a worse mess than usual. Her Aunt was not particularly neat or tidy but she didn’t leave chairs turned over in the floor! Selena tried the door and it fell open at her touch.
    Fear assailed her but she stepped in to study the scene more closely. Things appeared to have been drug onto the floor, knocked to the floor… Selena gasped for there were signs of things being THROWN against the wall! Shards of a broken coffee cup lay against the wall closest to Selena’s right hand. The dried stain of its contents splattered and patterned in drips down the wall. There definitely was a scuffle in this kitchen! Her Aunt must have been kidnapped! Selena pulled out her cell phone and dialed 911. She went through the house as she spoke to the dispatcher and explained what she had encountered. The dispatcher asked her to stay on the line but Selena grew irritated with the woman and hung up.
    Before anyone arrived she found several letters and her Aunt’s special journal which she absently tucked into her purse to read later. Only Selena knew where the journal was usually kept and had gone there immediately to check. She tossed her purse into the closet where she would put her bags when she returned to free her arms and hands to search more closely.
    There was blood in the hallway outside of her Aunts room. A blood-smeared print of what appeared to be a very large hand. Strange dots topped each digits vague imprint. Selena was studying this, when a man dressed in all black appeared behind her and cocked a pistol. She turned a raised eyebrow at him.
    “Are you from the Police, Government or the Project?” she asked calmly. He pulled his weapon up into the air and spoke into the microphone.
    “I found her niece… no sign of Dr. Gray.” He reported to someone and listened to someone reply.
    “Selena Wade?” The soldier asked, looking at her.
    “Yes, are you going to answer my question?” Selena asked crossing her arms and glaring at the man. He smiled.
    “Afraid I can’t right now…” he raised his arm and Selena was suddenly sprayed in the face with something, the cloud of gas caught her by surprise and she succumbed quickly.
    “I have her neutralized, pulling back out…” The man responded into the microphone then lifted the unconscious woman over his shoulder and carried her back down the stairwell. Selena was placed in the back of a dark sedan and quickly taken off.




    SYNOPSIS OF STORYLINE UP to this point....


    Selena wakes up in a hospital room. She is told she was in a bad accident and that she has been in a coma. They tell her, her Aunt has died and she missed the funeral. Selena plays along with them in order to get out. Once out she starts running from them.

    She found a journal of her Aunt's and it had a few clues. One was an abandoned building in a rural area. Selena goes there to find the Creature her Aunt had talked about a few times. Local legends talk about a half bat / half human creature with red eyes. Selena went in search of the Creature and ran into both Dr. Eli Colson and the Creature. The Institute however blows the building up trying to destroy the evidence of the misdeeds Eli and Selena found. The Institute wants to sterilize the area and kill the Creature. Eli and Selena were saved by the Creature but it disappeared so they are not sure if it died in the blast.

    Eli used to work for the Institute but began to get suspicious when many of the scientists went missing. He left to keep from being among the casualties. He and Selena are now working together trying to locate the missing scientists. They were joined by a young man who found Eli Colson’s address in his missing father’s address book, Alan joins them on their quest.

    The three of them decided to keep trying to find out more about the Rogue Chimeras and what the Institute is doing. They are on the run. The Institute is trying to find them and the Rogues. They are getting closer to the Rogue’s hideout they think because of the strange stories on the news. These were news stories of mutilations in small remote towns near a deserted section of national forest in the mountains. The caves located in this area are vast and many are interconnected… perfect for large creatures to hide in...

    The three of them have had their second encounter with a Chimera, a lion-like creature that has been tracking them for two days now. Selena thought it was her imagination the night before but this night in the hotel, she is drugged and taken to the roof of the hotel. The Chimera is waiting. Something goes wrong and the Chimera kills one of the men instead of ‘the offering’ they brought. Eli and Alan get Selena back but the Chimera tells them they will see each other again soon.

    The words proved prophetic for now Selena, Eli and Alan are in the Chimera’s compound. They have found Dr. Elinore Gray, Selena’s aunt but Alan’s father they learn, did not survive.

    The leader of the Chimera’s is a clever one with a high IQ. He is intent on preserving his kind. To do this he must find an answer to the problem the hybrid’s all share… Thus he is forcing his own 'science team' to work on an answer. Using an old abandoned underground munitions base he has managed to make quite an impressive base. Selena and Dr. Colson now find themselves trapped in the base as well...
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    Amanda woke up at 5:45 like she does every day. She goes into the bathroom and splashes water on her face and brushes her teeth. Then goes to get her tight fitting jogging attire and gets ready for her morning jog. She takes the same route every day. It always takes her one hour and fifteen minutes to complete it. At 7 she needs to be back here to take a shower and be on the road to the lab by 7:30.

    As she departs her apartment, she feels like she is being watched. This has been occuring just about every day now for the last three weeks. She figures it must be her imagination since nothing ever seems out of place. She shrugs and starts her jog that goes through the park by the wonderfully sculptured fountain. She should be by that at 6:23 if she keeps her usual time. Its the one area where there would be no witnesses.

    She's heard the joke more times then she can count that everyone sets their watches by what time she passes their store or house. She just laughs and pretends that they're the first one to ever think to say that.

    Thump thump thump, the sound of her feet on the path toward the fountain. 6:21...
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    The Condor-like bird swooped down rapidly seizing the woman jogger in his claw-like hands. The back legs were more bird like in appearance but they were massively muscled and wrapped the 'prey' in a protective embrace that was iron-like in it's grip. The bird then shot straight up in the sky like an arrow, within seconds bird and prey were little more than a dot in the sky.

    Amanda found herself thousands of feet in the air before she her brain could register what was happening.
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    Amanda never heard anything. One second she was jogging and the next second she's a thousand feet in the air. She was in shock. This didn't happen to people. She never heard of anything like this. She looked up at the Condor-like bird. No this is impossible her brain said. She closed her eyes.

    "This is a dream. Just a dream. Going to wake up now."

    She opened her eyes and was still thousands of feet in the air.

    "TAKE ME DOWN!!!!!!!!"

    She tried to punch the bird creature but her arms were held to tightly and she just twisted in its iron like grip.

    "What are you? Where you taking me?" she screamed.
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    The bird did not descend for some time, when it finally did Amanda found herself in a high mountain clearing. The evergreens were merely shrubs. A massive lone rock jutted up in the meadow and off in the distance was a lake. A small creek ran by the rock and divided the meadow in two. The bird dropped Amanda down somewhat gently on the soft grass before winging off.
    "I don't follow human orders anymore!" The eerily human voice called back to Amanda.
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    Amanda gasped. "You can understand me?" Her mouth then was hanging up. She reached up and felt her glasses on her nose still. Luckily she had a strap or they would have fallen off her face.

    She reached out to touch the condor like creature. "This is real?"
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    The condor-like creature scowled at Amanda, avoiding her touch and took to wing, flying off toward another peak. She was alone. There was no road to be seen. Only wilderness as far as Amanda could see. The sun was beginning to warm the meadow but the chill of the mountain air still remained for the slightly dressed Amanda.
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    Amanda flinched back when the condor scowled at her and took off. She frowned as she realized she was completely alone. She looked around and saw nothing. "Now what am I supposed to do?" she mumbled.

    She started to shiver since her jogging attire was exactly made for warmth. She wondered if she could make a fire.

    She decided to move away from where the condor deposited her and walked a ways but also was searching for fire making items. She found some twigs and gathered up some dry leaves and found two rocks. She thought she remembered striking the rocks together might cause a spark and the leaves would catch the spark and a fire would be born.

    Soon when she thought she went far enough away from the Condor, she started striking the rocks together. Every once in a while looking above her to see if the condor was coming after her. She was shivering as she tried desperately to start the fire.
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    Almost three hours later a strange looking creature came loping toward her. The torso looked like a wolf-man, the rest of the body was like a shaggy goat. The face was very human-like but terrifying with glistening canines showing past the lips. It stopped to sniff the ground a few times. Finally it had spotted Amanda and now was making a beeline for her. The condor-like creature appeared in the sky overhead, also bearing down on her.
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    Amanda looked up and saw the wolf-man coming at her. She noticed the goat legs and thought there was no way it could climb but then saw the condor reappear. Some curses appeared in her mouth as she turned and ran away from her fire as fast as she could. She jumped up and grabbed a limb from a tree and started to climb up. Thankful for her athleticism. The condor at least didn't attempt to kill her. The wolf-man certainly looked interested in that. She climbed up as high as she could and looked down.

    "Leave me alone! She cried down. What on earth is going on? Condors that talk. Part wolf part goat men? This is impossible.
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