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Alright everyone! I'm departing tomorrow, and once again I'd like to apologize for the delay this is going to cause in Futility. I can assure you that I will be back in a month's time to keep moving things along! In the meantime, let me try to summarize what we've got going on currently.

I believe @The Bork Lazer is ready to post for scene #2 and @MagratheanWhale is ready to post their final go in scene #1. Don't rush yourselves of course. You've both got plenty of time.

When you're done with your post, Whale, @Firecracker_ and I have been working on a collab to wrap up scene #1. You're welcome to coordinate with them and jump in once you're ready. Feel free to write as much as you two would like and I can add in for Delilah once I return.

Other than that, I believe our new scene #3 is still waiting for posts from @BurningCold and @Kalleth.
In order to keep the hospital scene moving along for @The Survivor, I'll be posting a for Dexter//the hospital-goers when I return regardless of who has posted and who has not.

I think that's everything, but let me know if I've forgotten something. I may be able to catch and reply to simple messages every so often when I'm gone, so feel free to mention me if you need something just in case. I hope you all are willing to stick through this bump in the road. Futility can continue on strong if we commit to it! Again, sorry for my absence. I wish you all well in the meantime!

π”»π• π•Ÿ'π•₯ π•€π•¦π•”π•”π•¦π•žπ•“ π•₯𝕠 𝔽𝕦π•₯π•šπ•π•šπ•₯π•ͺ . . .

Just a reminder that I am one week from departure on my service trip. As such, I won't be able to reply or post from June 6th to July 4th. For those of you we're still waiting to hear from, if you'd like a response post from me before then, I ask that you get it out in a timely manner.

Futility may be going on hold here soon, but I have no intention to abandon it and I hope you'll all keep at it! Thanks for working hard!
Quick update as I wont be around this weekend.

Firecracker and I are going to begin collaborating to finish scene 1 when I return. Magratheanwhale may possibly join us there.

I believe we are just waiting on posts from the other two groups, so things are moving along nicely! Let me know how things are coming.
@The Bork Lazer

That should be fine. Feel free to do what you'd like. Cass will essentially be your gun while you've got the wheel and the truck is just trying to escape.

We will be accepting new applications for a little while longer. Feel free to create a character.
Alright, so in an effort to talk about the future of the RP, I'd like to outline some things for those in scene #1 and those in scene #2 when it finishes. I am inclined to branch you guys out into different scenes as you'd like, though I did have some particular directions in mind that you guys might take. Let's explore them:

First of all, it seems quite clear that you guys have only discovered one lead regarding the assassinβ€” The Knights. Any of you may choose to pursue this lead by whatever means you'd like. This could entail going to the Knights HQ with peaceful or violent plans in mind. Either would work as a method to uncover new information, but would carry its own consequences.

Next up, Campbell's security force is quite seriously compromised, as is evident by recent events. One of you could take it upon yourselves to seek out more powerful means of protection. This could entail approaching a group in South City and trying to garner their support for Campbell. (There are many different viable routes for this one, and some new ideas might arise when I post the next story post. I think I'm going to wait until scene #2 is done before I release a massive update regarding the election and world events.)

And finally, you're welcome to either join the group at the hospital or delve into something else entirely that we work out together. (More options will open specifically for group #2 when the fate of the voting kiosks is determined.)

For group #1, I'd like to mention another direction I saw us momentarily going wherein the two of you left convened with Delilah to determine where to go from here. This could deal with the Knight captured by @Firecracker_ and the pictures taken by @MagratheanWhale as well as the overall summary and reaction to the assassination event. Let me know what you guys think. Otherwise, we can hurry you guys into new scenarios.

I also find that it's about time to make an announcement I've been dreading to tell you guys, but I can't put it off much longer. Between the days of June 6th and July 4th, I'll be unable to post any large story posts or do much of anything other than maybe a little bit of simple upkeep. I'll be going to Lesotho, Africa in conjunction with a nonprofit organization to work on a number of development projects. In spite of this month of absence, I have no intentions of ending or slowing Futility. My plan is to reach a point in the RP where all of you will be able to post and move forward during my absence so you aren't reliant on me. During that time, you'll all have the month to toil over what you're going to post and I can continue moving the story forward upon my return.

I hope this doesn't discourage anyone from further participation. Thanks for bearing with me, guys. Everything's been great so far. Futility marches on!

And as a last minute note for anyone keeping tabs on the RP, I believe we are still able to accept some new characters should there be any interest (despite the bump in the road in three weeks). As we move further from the prologue, however, that may change. Write up a character if you're interested.
[π”»π• π•Ÿ'π•₯ 𝕃𝕠𝕀𝕖 𝕐𝕠𝕦𝕣 ℍ𝕖𝕒𝕕𝕀] has begun! @The Survivor, @BurningCold, and @Kalleth, you are all welcome to find your place in Caduceus XIV. I tried to give you plenty of avenues to explore the hospital and do as you please, but of course, it is important to remember that in Futility, there are always things going on around you. Opportunities may be missed, conversation may be lost, and actions may have consequences on the future.

π•Žπ•–π•π•”π• π•žπ•– π•₯𝕠 𝔽𝕦π•₯π•šπ•π•šπ•₯π•ͺ!

Direct any questions to me. For the rest of you, you'll all be able to join in on this scene soon if you'd like, or we can create some new ones. I've got some ideas in mind that I'll elaborate on in the coming days.
𝔽𝕦π•₯π•šπ•π•šπ•₯π•ͺ: 𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝔾𝕣𝕖𝕒t π”Ύπ•’π•žπ•–

ℂ𝕒𝕕𝕦𝕔𝕖𝕦𝕀 𝕏𝕀𝕍

β„•π• π•§π•–π•žπ•“π•–π•£ πŸ™πŸ˜π•₯𝕙, 𝟚𝟘𝟞𝟜 πŸ™πŸŸ:πŸ˜πŸ›

[π”»π• π•Ÿ'π•₯ 𝕃𝕠𝕀𝕖 𝕐𝕠𝕦𝕣 ℍ𝕖𝕒𝕕𝕀], π•€π•Ÿπ•šπ•₯π•šπ•’π•₯π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜....

Awakening in a persistent vegetative state, unable to communicate...

His world, a black void. He couldn't move; he couldn't talk; he couldn't blink. He could think, and slowly the world seemed to start existing around him. It started with a mindless drone of indiscernible chatter. Then, the voices of surgeons.

"Dexter Campbell... Are you conscious? Can you hear us?" And those words were all it took. Campbell inherited the frenzied panic that the surgeons seemed to undertake in hushed voices in the foggiest moments of his thoughts. He remembered who he was, what he was doing, and even a little bit of what happened. There was an... event at the debate. He was assailed... And that was it. Everything else was lost to haze. Strange bits of memory seemed fragmented throughout his recollection of the past. Some details lost were important, others so ordinary and mundane that they would never be recovered. Only one detail was really certain about the mayoral candidate's state.

"No man sustains an injury like this and keeps all of himself..."

Caduceus XIV wasn't the largest hospital of South City, but backed by the Response Squad, there were few medical issues that couldn't be solved in the massive trauma center. The string of Caduceus hospitals seemed to be ever expanding as they multiplied out around America, but Caduceus XIV had a very particular hold in the west. Perhaps it was the rich clientele that kept the business afloat. Perhaps it was a different sort of business operating in the pristine labyrinth of white unseen that granted the complex so much capital. The public would certainly come with questions, but would never find answers. As much as the Caduceus hospitals of the Response Squad were bastions of public health, safety, and miracles, they were shadowy strongholds all the same. One could only wonder how a man like this found himself receiving such premium care.

Of course, the high price margin of the Caduceus hospitals didn't stop the unsavory from making their way inside one way or another. Eerily metallic and glowing mercenaries would camp in the cafeterias, whispering amongst themselves as they went about their business in the complex. Labcoats and security passes exchanged hands from one seemingly official doctor to one much more seedy-looking individual dressed in fatigues in transit through the halls. If one had a careful enough eye, they might even see strange shimmers appearing in the empty halls. There was always things going on beyond the surface of a Caduceus complex...

Dexter Campbell's breaths felt like bursts of lightning surging into his lungs. One moment, there was nothing, and the next, the sparks filling his body was all he could think about. He struggled in the tangle of medical cords and tubes that surrounded him until the doctors had finally restrained him. The rest of his awakening was no less hectic as he was forced back onto life support. It took a great while to calm him down. It took even longer for him to get used to the new sensory input around his skull and in his eye socket, but those things were the least of Campbell's worries.

"Did Iβ€”... Am I... Disqualified?" That was the first detail Campbell could manage as his reality seemed to fade back into his head, usurping the slew of drugs that overtook his mind in favor of a painless and thoughtless haze. Campbell seemed to recognize the fallacies of returning to the realm of reality as he cringed from the flaring pain. Above all else, though, it was the estrangement in his vision that tripped him up. One eye blurred with the faculties of biotic life and the other still calibrating after its implantation. Campbell could only muse on the fate of man as he lay prone in the stark white bed. Slowly, they'd all find mechanical components interlaced in their flesh. This was just a step... In the right direction? He wasn't sure.

"The election results have been postponed as a scandal has arisen regarding a late arrival on a shipment of voting kiosks. The results should be in within the day, Mr. Campbell. Until then, it's best you not worry. Just rest." The doctor's reassuring words helped the pained man very little. He couldn't help but try to discern the details of the past few days. For more answers, he could only turn to the array of visitors that seemed to be awaiting his awakening. Without much forethought, Campbell offered little more on the matter than "Send them in..."

The doors were opened, and while some physicians remained on standby, the enigmatic surgeon said to have treated Campbell seemed quick to start off down the halls. She was as unassuming as they came, but the secrets held by a Caduceus doctor were anything but ordinary.

I'm going to try and get the new scene at the hospital started by tomorrow! It's proving a little bit more difficult than expected to write a post a few days after these two scenes while they are still ongoing, as the results of the wrap-ups determine the outcome of the election.

Either way, expect that soon!
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Keeping in mind that this is exam month for me, getting a post out will be difficult but it should be manageable.

But, yeah, I'm okay with it.

No worries! Take your time. I'm there with you!

Short Cass post is done. I'm going to PM you with some info regarding where the truck is headed and then you can take the wheel.
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