The Lost Payload, an interactive story

Choices for the entire story

  • (Part 1) get into the Z7 AeroCar

    Votes: 2 25.0%
  • (Part 1) run to safety

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • (author only, so he can see the votes)

    Votes: 2 25.0%
  • (Part 2)land in the unusual strip of cleared forest for the night

    Votes: 1 12.5%
  • (Part 2)land in the natural clearing the forest made for the night

    Votes: 1 12.5%
  • (Part 3)keep using the Z7

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • (Part 3)Ditch the Z7 and hop into the Leopard

    Votes: 3 37.5%
  • (part 4)try to communicate with the base nearby

    Votes: 3 37.5%
  • (Part 4)avoid the base

    Votes: 2 25.0%

  • Total voters
    8

TheGamingEnder

Founded ZTech and BlackWing, Chief of N.A.S.F-01
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using polls, I will make options for several parts, in this order: (Choice 1)[insert choice] note: I will update it with the winning choice once every week
in this story you play as a pilot of an ill-fated payload test of a ZT small transporter, loaded with Z-7 Aerocars. your goal is to survive and make it back home. note that the parts will be updated about once a week(I cannot vote here, as I am the storyteller).
Prologue: Ender was in another office meeting, suggesting ideas for the revival of ZStar and ZRoam. As he argued about why ZPros will be the only hing to some out from his office the alarm goes off. As the flashing lights throughout the entire ZTech area, the screen, what just had ZRoam project ideas suddenly displayed that two Starscouts were stolen and shot down ZT small transporter #395, which was doing a paylaod test with 2 complete Z7 aerocars, and they threaten to destroy the factory. Ender sends all forces out to capture them, thinking that the pilot was dead. But he was wrong about the pilot...

Part 1: You wake up, dizzy an flat out on the control panel. the windshield was cracked, and some of the instruments were sparking with electricity, threatening to shock you. you get up out of the seat after managing to get the mangled harness off. the PA for the ship suddenly came to life: "warning, fuel cores in the transporter and one of the payload machines are unstable. please exit the ship immediately." You managed to get the door open, and down the elevator shaft and out onto the cargo deck. you noticed that the front door is open, and the Z7 AeroCar in the front of the ship was somehow unharmed and stable. the one in the rear, you noticed, was absolutely destroyed, and the ship was mostly split in half. you have 5 minutes to escape before the ship explodes. you could walk to safety, or fly to safety. make your choice in the poll with the choices labeled (Part 1)
 
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TheGamingEnder

Founded ZTech and BlackWing, Chief of N.A.S.F-01
Nov 2, 2018
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(sorry for the long awaited update, I forgot about this project!)
Part 2(the choice for part 2 is to get into the Z7 Aerocar):
You, thinking that the unharmed Z7 is the safest bet, decided to try it. you open the cockpit and turn on the electronics. your bet on thinking it's sable paid off, as the damage percentage counter is 0%. "2 minutes before self destruction," the PA said, and you switch on everything in the Z7, and as you were about to take off with a minute and a half to spare, you realized you needed to grab the emergency supplies in the intact compartment so you have more of a chance to live. you opened the cockpit and rushed to the compartment with the emergency supplies. you took a piece of metal and shattered the doors to the compartment and took the bags. "one minute until self destruction," the PA said. you ran to the Z7, loaded it, and realized with 30 seconds left until self destruction that the Z7 turned itself off. you shut the cockpit and you pushed the start up buttons. the final countdown from 10 seconds begin from the mini PA in your Z7. you slam the throttle up to max and when the counting reached 5 you exited the transporter. "4, 3, 2, 1," a explosion sounded behind you, and the shock waves from it shoot the Z7. but you were safe and sound, as right when the timer hit 0 you made it out of the blast radius. you fly onward, until dusk. when dusk arrived, you had two spaces to land for the night: a unusual clear strip of land, or into a small, natural clearing. make your choice with the choices labeled (Part 2)
 

TheGamingEnder

Founded ZTech and BlackWing, Chief of N.A.S.F-01
Nov 2, 2018
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(oh boy, one day early!)
Part 3: you thought that nothing could go wrong with landing on the unusual spot of clearing in the forest. you landed down, and to your suprise you find the terrain testing zone for Operation BlackWing(you thought I would leave that out? nope!). you know that you have the entry codes as being the the one who drove the Leopard around during testing. you enter the code, and the doors opened. you put the Z7 into car mode and drove right in. inside you see all the current blackwing test models, including the Leopard. you still can drive it without authorization, as the CEO gave it to you. you couldn't make up your mind about taking the leopard or the Z7 the rest of the way. make your choice, my friends
 
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TheGamingEnder

Founded ZTech and BlackWing, Chief of N.A.S.F-01
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Part 4: you decided that you need some firepower out there, so you activate the Z7's remote mode(in the leopard get's destroyed and you live, you could push a button and the Z7 can come to your location), take the remote, and hopped into the leopard. as you start it up, your memories of driving this against invaders come back. you roar out of the lab and on your way, dodging around trees, until you come to an abandoned charging outpost, and you charge up and head your way. by now, you have made it to the desert, and you are halfway home without problems. then you see them. two small tabby tanks doing a patrol. this could only mean two things: first, you could have a get home now ticket as this could be where BlackWing set up shop, or there's another abandoned settlement and raiders took it over. make your choice under the (Part 4) section.