Dane: [GM] The passage way out of the foyer area is illuminated by a light of some kind around the corner. You can see a vaguely humanoid shape being cast as a shadow on the wall.
Joe: [GR-210] GR-210 runs forward, skittering at full speed towards the light. "WE MUST USE STEALTH AND CAUTION!" he screams aloud.
Soo: [Kali dVostog] Kali shrugs and runs after GR with a heavy sigh.
Kyle: [Bailey Hunt] Bailey runs after the two. "Damn over-wrought calculator!"
Soo: [OOC] This setting has calculators?
Kyle: [OOC] It has steam-powered robots, I imagine it has at least adding machines.
Ian: [Mari Shasho] Mari chases after the group. "Why do I think we're about to get killed?"
Kyle: [Bailey Hunt] "Cus' we probably are."
Dane: [GM] Around the corner you find a single gas lamp propped up against the wall. The shadow is cast by the body of an adult man in winter clothes. There is blood on his padded parka. A hat obscures his face.
Soo: [Kali dVostog] Kali leans down to look at the man's face.
Joe: [GR-210] GR-210 jumps forward and begins to stab at the corpse violently.
Soo: [OOC] What the hell?
Joe: [OOC] We're in a tomb Soo. A tomb in a fantasy game. Do you have ANY IDEA how much that raises the UPQ of this adventure? Like exponentially.
Ian: [OOC] UPQ?
Joe: [OOC] Undead Possibility Quotient: the mathematical probability of something involving zombies, mummies and/or the lesser known living dead. NEVER just get close to a corpse in a tomb without 'preparing it' first.
Kyle: [OOC] So, mutilate the corpse so even if Dane WAS going to have it jump up and attack us, it's too damaged to be a threat?
Joe: [OOC] Precisely.
Dane: [GM] Have I mentioned that I hate you guys? Because I hate you guys.
Kyle: [Bailey Hunt] Bailey pulls out his pistol and shoots a slug or two at the body's hands. "Maybe the little bugger is on'ta somethin' I guess."
Ian: [Mari Shasho] Mari just kicks the corpse for good measure.
Soo: [Kali dVostog] Kali steps back and puts a few shots into the corpse with her pistol as well.
Dane: [GM] Fine, let me move this along. The hat the corpse is wearing falls off as FOUR PEOPLE savagely mutilate the body. The man is... Dillon Johnson.
Dane: [GM] Er.. dun dun DUN!
Soo: [Kali dVostog] Kali puts her gun away hastily. "Err... this is..."
Joe: [GR-210] GR emerges from Dillon's chest cavity, sporting a festive ley made from his entrails. "Arkward?"
Ian: [Mari Shasho] "That's um... one way to put it."
Kyle: [Bailey Hunt] "I think we're not gettin' paid y'all."
Soo: [Kali dVostog] Kali ponders the corpse, trying to look past all the damage the group has done to the body.
Dane: [GM] Johnson looks like he was shot in the back with a shotgun, after which he slumped up against this wall to die. Under his corpse you find a sawed-off double-barrel shotgun. The blood trail goes deeper into the tomb, implying Johnson was shot further in and attempted to escape.
Joe: [OOC] Ooh, free shotgun. It's even coated in murder-blood. I like a weapon that's already claimed an NPC's life.
Kyle: [OOC] I doubt it's the shotgun that killed him. Why would he have it? It's probably his own shotgun.
Joe: [OOC] It could be a ruse. To trick us into thinking he's not the murder!
Soo: [OOC] A ruse to conceal the identity of his own murd-... I'm sorry, my brain's stupid filter just wore out. I'm hemorrhaging bad ideas right here.
Ian: [OOC] Want me to shove a tissue in your ear, or is it already spilling too much?
Joe: [OOC] I'm going to name the shotgun 'Murder-Blood the Truth-Knower'.
Dane: [GM] It's just goddamn loot! You don't have to name it.
Kyle: [OOC] Nor name it like a goth garage band.