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Dax Crayton

"There are too many strays, now I have to use one of them to get the rest."

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a character in “Escape to the Outside”, as played by yogitheambrangyl

Description

ImageName: Dax Crayton

Age: 26

Gender: Male

ImageDescription: Dax stands at 5’ 10” and is well muscled. He has wavy dark hair that reaches down to his shoulders. Dax’s eyes are a dark green and amongst friends he sometimes has a charming smile. Most of his coworkers have not seen him outside of his normal guard gear but when in civilian clothing he often wears loose fitting jeans and a t-shirt underneath either a hoodie or a leather jacket.

Personality: Dax used to be a pretty laid back kind of guy, but always had a rough edge to him which people described as nearly a second personality. While working at the Lab that edge to him became more of his everyday life; now he maintains a more strict and militaristic attitude. He takes his job seriously, thinking of the mutants inside as the same as animals, and makes sure they don’t cause any trouble. However, he does keep in mind that they are living things and avoids needlessly harming any of them. At times he even gets them extra food if they need it, or clean clothes and bedding. A few had tried talking to him, befriending him in some way but he held firmly in his mind that they are animals and refused to be swayed in any way to help them out of what they perceived as a prison.
Strengths: Dax is steadfastly loyal to whoever he is working for. Not that he would change sides and free the mutants if he was paid more, but he would move to another job if it had better pay and benefits than how he was working now. He is also very good in tactical skills. He can set up traps and ambushes for nearly any type of creature. He had been a part of several escape captures in the past.

ImageWeaknesses: He doesn’t see the mutants as anything more than animals and often forgets that they have human qualities to their minds. When his traps do fail he has to change his tactics to hunting humans which unsettles him slightly.

Fears: Dax fears that one day a mutant he is after will be human-like for him to ignore. He thinks that when that happens the mutant will end up killing him. He also has a fear of thunderstorms from a childhood accident.

History: Dax had a normal upbringing, traveling around the world on military basses as his father was transferred around. When he about six he and his mother was caught in a thunderstorm driving; the road was struck by lightning and she died in the resulting car crash instantly and he was rescued later with only a few minor injuries. He spent the rest of his childhood on bases with his father and being groomed for the military. After high school he enlisted right away and began training. After several years in the service he finished his term and left, doing odd jobs here and there. Eventually he was approached by a guy offering a good job, high pay, little chance of being fired, and all he had to do was watch some dangerous animals. Once he got o the Lab he immediately realized that what he was looking after was more than just animals, but he put that thought out of his mind and did what he was told; not that he could go back once he accepted the position.

ImageWriting Sample: Dax headed down the empty hallway. It was slightly eerie with the cells completely empty and his footsteps echoing off the cement walls. So many had run out when the automatic locks were cut off and nearly all of them had been shot down at the gates just outside. He shuddered at the thought of how many he had to take down and how many traps he needed to set out in the forest to make sure he got the strays. There were still a few hiding out in there but he was certain that they would fall into the traps soon enough. The only problem was the group that had managed to get into the city. They were smarter than the average mutants they kept and they could cause large problems for the whole facility.
He turned the corner and went into the administration area of the facility. There were more people walking around, scientists rushing to identify the dead subjects and guards that had serious wounds who were still bedridden. He went further into the building and went into one of the higher officer’s office. He nodded to his superior and sat down.
”Crayton, the group that escaped to the city is giving us trouble. They even managed to turn Kyra to their side and she ran off to join them.” Dax sat back in surprise, he knew that Kyra was one of their more loyal subjects and had used her on retrieval missions before. ”There is a cripp;ed mutant with the group, Aramay, she has a receiver implanted and can be used as a tracker. We want you to take Autumn and track down the rest of the strays.”
He nodded in understanding. He could help get the strays back to the Lab and he could keep Autumn in line. He had worked with her a few times and understood how dark and murderous her tastes were. Maybe he would be able to steer here in the right way in order for him to get the job done. ”I understand. We can leave right away and start looking for the strays.” He stood up and left the room, heading to the cars they kept in stock and knew Autumn would end up there soon enough.

So begins...

Dax Crayton's Story

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Character Portrait: Autumn Crocus Belladonna Character Portrait: Dax Crayton

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Dax

Dax headed down the empty hallway. It was slightly eerie with the cells completely empty and his footsteps echoing off the cement walls. So many had run out when the automatic locks were cut off and nearly all of them had been shot down at the gates just outside. He shuddered at the thought of how many he had to take down and how many traps he needed to set out in the forest to make sure he got the strays. There were still a few hiding out in there but he was certain that they would fall into the traps soon enough. The only problem was the group that had managed to get into the city. They were smarter than the average mutants they kept and they could cause large problems for the whole facility.
He turned the corner and went into the administration area of the facility. There were more people in this area, scientists roaming around and still identifying the dead subjects and guards that had serious wounds who were still bedridden. He went further into the building and went into one of the higher officer’s office. He nodded to his superior and sat down.
”Crayton, the group that escaped to the city is continuing to give us trouble. They even managed to turn Kyra to their side and she ran off to join them.” Dax sat back in surprise, he knew that Kyra was one of their more loyal subjects and had used her on retrieval missions before. ”There is a crippled mutant with the group, Aramay, she has a receiver implanted and can be used as a tracker. It took a few days but her location was able to be tracked. We want you to take Autumn and take down the rest of the strays and bring them back.”
He nodded in understanding; it had been a few days and the strays had managed to find a place to hide though it seems the tracking worked and they were found. He could help get the strays back to the Lab and he could keep Autumn in line. He had worked with her a few times and understood how dark and murderous her tastes were. Maybe he would be able to steer here in the right way in order for him to get the job done. ”I understand. We can leave right away and get the strays back.” He stood up and left the room, heading to the cars they kept in stock and knew Autumn would end up there soon enough and they could head out to the mutants. They had been resting for several days already and it was time for them to be brought back. He began thinking of a way to trap them, either one at a time or ambushed as group.

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Character Portrait: Autumn Crocus Belladonna Character Portrait: Dax Crayton

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Autumn had quickly gathered up a few spiders and her scythe a few days before only to be stopped by her "father" on her way to the parking garage. He had explained that she had to wait now, it seemed that at least one of the experiments that were sent out had quickly turned to helping the escapees and some scientists thought she might as well. The woman argued with him for a long while until she had been calmed enough to be taken back to her cell for the time being. Over the days of waiting for when she would be allowed out to hunt the self-proclaimed queen of spiders honed her abilities with her various spiders and trained with her scythe with the few guards that actually train with her.

Now she had been sent word that the location of the escapees had been found and she would be sent to retrieve them. Autumn quickly left from her cell with a smile on her face and twirling her scythe in her right hand. She only had three spiders with her at the moment each stashed away within her long hair. "It has been far too long since we have been allowed to play outside, but we get to have fun again my babies! And if we are lucky maybe the person we are partnered with will be cute and easily swayed into letting us kill and keep a few bodies." She continued on her way talking to her spiders discussing ways they could capture the escaped experiments.

When she finally arrived where the cars were kept she stopped and groaned seeing Dax. "Wonderful. There goes most of my fun I was planning," the young woman muttered before walking over to the person the scientists decided to partner her with. She mentally told herself to make the best of it and see if maybe she could make the man take a detour off the path he normally treaded. She smiled as she leaned against him placing her head on his shoulder, "Daxy! It has been a while. Why haven't you come to visit me? I thought you were starting to like me after that last assignment we went on." She looked up at him fluttering her eyelashes, "As compensation you could allow me to drive this once. I promise I have gotten better."

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Character Portrait: Gavin (Now Hawke) Character Portrait: Olek Barrow Character Portrait: Dray Character Portrait: Aileen Tracey Character Portrait: Autumn Crocus Belladonna Character Portrait: Aramay Character Portrait: Dax Crayton

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Dray spent most of his nights on the floor by the window. On the night they arrived he had fallen asleep hanging half off the bed and was awake within a few hours sprawled out on the hardwood. The bed was soft but too squishy after his countless nights on a cot or concrete; surprisingly the wood floors were softer compared to that. Instead of trying to use the bed he gathered blankets and laid where he could see the sky as he fell asleep. He was particularly fond of the little lights that he could see once the sun disappeared and the sky darkened.
Though on occasion he would toss and thrash from nightmares and end up tangled in the blankets, he still remained silent through them as he always had before. In the morning he would spend a few moments wandering the hallway confusedly until he remembered where he was and that he was not confined. A nod to whoever happened to be in the kitchen was his ‘good morning’ and he spent the rest of the time within proximity of Hawke or Aileen. The healer woman showed him and Olek the security measures of the place they were living in and he made a point to try and remember them as well, just in case. He wasn’t going to be helpless for when it was time to put all the security practices into play.
After his usual routine of detangling himself from his blankets and peeking into the hallway suspiciously he made his way to the kitchen and picked up a piece of fruit from the counter. He found out quickly that they were much better than the kind they were always given in the Lab, the fruit here was crisp and sweet, not bruised, bitter, or moldy. He bit into what he took for his breakfast and went to the room with the couches, living room Aileen had told him it was called. Instead of the normal bars of sun coming into the room there was another addition sitting on the couch quietly.
Aramay had been bed ridden nearly from the moment they arrived and he hadn’t planned on seeing her out of that bed until she stopped breathing. He figured she was a lot stronger than she looked if she was up and moving around now. He walked over and sat on the couch near her, pulling his feet up so he could rest his arm on his knee and sit back against the cushions. Everything is so plush around here… He always felt like he was going to fall through the furniture from how soft it always was.



Dax

He looked up when he saw who is charge would be was heading towards him and the vehicle. Autumn was her name, he partially didn’t understand why the scientists insisted on giving the subjects names, or letting them keep their old ones. If they wanted to see them as animals then naming them defeats the purpose. However, their personalities were clearly more complex than animals, not to mention that most of them could still speak and interact with people.
He sighed and shook his head at the girl. ”No Autumn, I will not let you drive this time. Too much is at stake for me to take a chance on getting caught by actual authorities. Would be best for everyone if we both did our jobs okay?” He carefully detached the girl and opened on of the doors for her to get inside, noting that she had gotten her favorite toy back and no doubt had spiders stashed somewhere on her person.
He got into the driver’s seat and got the vehicle going. ”I see they let you have your toys back though. I’m sure they’ll let you do as you please with them once manage to capture the escapees. That sound alright with you?” He knew it was always best to keep Autumn in a good mood just in case she decided not to follow orders and go overboard with her actions. He didn’t always worry that she would go after him, he had made sure he was always on her good side, as close to a friend as he would allow himself to be to make sure he was reasonably safe around her.

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Character Portrait: Autumn Crocus Belladonna Character Portrait: Dax Crayton

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She sighed softly as Dax told her that he would be driving and they should both do their jobs. She always did her job, just sometimes she might go a little beyond her job description. Autumn got into the car and put her scythe gently in the back seat. With the mention of her toys she looked at him and gave a gleeful giggle, one that would give a sane person a cold chill down their spine if they knew her, "Yes they did! My daddy had been able to get me assigned to help with the escapees. And he said if I did a good job I will get a special surprise."

She smiles as she leaned the seat back and closed her eyes feeling her three spiders move within her hair to get better situated. "Alright then since you seem to not be in the mood for any flirting I guess we should get to business. A few of the escapees have cat mutations so it wouldn't be a surprise if we could draw at least one away from the rest of the group by having it chase a spider." She opened one eye and looked at her partner on this mission, "Seeing as how the group had stayed together to get away from the lab I would guess that when they found that one cat is missing everyone would go out looking."

She closed her eye back and stayed silent for a moment contemplating what the next step could be. Autumn wasn't even sure that all of the group was still together really. All the Lab knew of was the location of a hunter that had joined with the escapees. They could have easily just left the person behind or everyone had already split up in their own directions. Well that would be bad since she hadn't brought any spiders that could track, but her and Dax could easily figure something out surely. Besides on the other hand was that they had all stayed together.

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Character Portrait: Gavin (Now Hawke) Character Portrait: Olek Barrow Character Portrait: Edur Character Portrait: Kisa Character Portrait: Dray Character Portrait: Chris Baxter Character Portrait: Aileen Tracey Character Portrait: Autumn Crocus Belladonna Character Portrait: Aramay Character Portrait: Kyra Character Portrait: Dax Crayton

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Aileen smiled a little, watching as the group slowly gathered. She was surprised to see Aramay there. Frankly she was worried about the girl. She hadn't tried healing someone who was both animal and human. Not to her extent, where the body was both at once. Healing the others had been easy, because they'd been in one form or the other. She was terrified of what might happen if she tried. Although the group seemed to be relaxing around her, becoming as comfortable in her house as she was, there was something tense in the air. Fear. Dread. Those things that make waiting in the room of someone dying unbearable, that feeling of being trapped into watching or being a part of something no one wanted to be anywhere near.

"They're coming, aren't they? Maybe not today or tomorrow, but soon. They'll find us...That's what you're thinking, what you're afraid of still..." She shuddered, cursed at herself for possibly putting that fear in them just now. "Well, if they are, we should have a plan B, right? Keep them from getting us..."

Hawke twitched, his head down as he listened. Hard to understand how someone could be a genius and an idiot at the same time. The lab would send their craziest, the ones loyal because they either didn't know better, or were only interested in the pain and torture of others. "Alright. But what exactly can we do? Plan A, we fight and kill them all--or they kill us, or possibly both. Plan B, we have established: we run. We run and dash about like frightened rabbits, into another burrow. But what happens when they find us again, smoke us out of that one? Or if they guess places we go next and pick the right one, blocking us off? They won't forget about us. Not ever. It's just like the Games, but extended. No arena, just the world. Kill or be killed." He looked at Olek. He didn't quite think of him as friend yet, but he did feel drawn to the guy, knew they had a better chance with someone mostly normal on their side. We have to evacuate now, further. Something isn't right about any of this. As long as we've been gone, they should have lost the trail by now. So why haven't we been able to relax, and shake them out of our heads for a moment? He thought, hoping Barrow would catch some hint of his thoughts from his gaze. He glanced at Dray and the cats much the same way.

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Character Portrait: Gavin (Now Hawke) Character Portrait: Olek Barrow Character Portrait: Edur Character Portrait: Dray Character Portrait: Chris Baxter Character Portrait: Aileen Tracey Character Portrait: Autumn Crocus Belladonna Character Portrait: Aramay Character Portrait: Kyra Character Portrait: Dax Crayton

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It seems that immediately the problem at hand was brought up and needed addressing. That that he was against bringing up the topic; he knew that the Lab wouldn’t want to risk them out on their own and would be searching for any way to find them. Using any means to do so. It was only a matter of “when” not “if” the Lab was going to arrive and try to take them back. Or kill them all if necessary.
He listened to each person that spoke their piece and gave their ideas. Hawke began with either staying and fighting, or running away like prey and finding a new place to hide. Hi skin nearly crawled at that idea; he didn’t like the notion of having to run from the people that did so many terrible things to them for nearly all their lives. He would much rather defend or fight if it came to that. Olek seemed to be in favor of both though with the premise that he would remain and fight alone.
He looked out the window as Aramay began to speak, seemingly unconcerned with the rest of what was being said. In reality he was thinking through all the possibilities that were being brought up. It was true that he and the Cats would be able to get the others safely into the woods. Aramay wanted to be the one to stay and Edur wanted them all to play dead. Only problem he could think with that one was that the Lab would want their bodies. So instead of them just leaving they would either take them back more easily or end up actually killing them in some manner.
He looked over at Kyra as she spoke and Aramay dashed, or stumbled rather, from the room. He narrowed his eyes slightly at Kyra because didn’t trust her still even though she was outright telling them all the orders that she was given. He wasn’t sure she could be trusted as an ally. Through her plan the weaker ones would all flee and the rest of them would all be left to face the onslaught. It seemed reasonable enough though a few flaws.
He sat up from his slouched position and turned towards the others. ”Basically…we can’t all stay. And we can’t all go.” It took a moment for him to gather his thoughts and piece together the plans he had heard. ”Those who can’t fight should go. Those who can fight should stay. But they shouldn’t be left without protection. They should have a fighter with them.” He glanced at each one to see if he was making his point.
They would have to split up again. Even though it wasn’t as safe it was most reasonable instead of trying to fight all that came they only had to fight half with the other have of the coming people going after the fleeing group. ”Olek, me, and another should stay. The rest can go. And we decide on a place to meet up now.” He figured it was the best way to compromise and ensure they had a chance but he was open for suggestions from the others.



Dax

He nodded to Autumn while keeping his eyes on the road. Despite her being one of the mutants he was supposed to be watching and keeping in line she did have good plans. ”Sounds a good way to go. If the group is all together that is. If not then we’ll have to find another way to track the group.” It was only by chance that they had managed to track the mutant they had sent in. It was a larger chance that they had let her stay with the group despite her feeble condition. If he thought of them as creatures he could see them just leaving her for dead and moving on to ensure their own survival.
However, much to his displeasure, he had to think of them as people and thought that if they did retain some type of good humanity, even a sense of fellowship at them all being mutants, then they would have taken her with them and cared for her if they could. In his endeavor to take them back to the Lab he was hoping that they had some of that nature so he was able to gather them all more easily. If not he may need more than just Autumn.
The next problem assigned to him was to find out why Kyra had turned from them. She had been a loyal fighter and had always followed orders. He was to find out what changed and why she would suddenly side with her targets. He was trying to contemplate what went on in her head and if she had any previous contact with any of the mutants or showed any other signs of sympathy towards them. He had helped train a few loyal mutants and would get to the bottom of it.