During my run I passed the volunteer statues at the Halifax waterfront. I went back to snap a photo of them after getting some vegetables at the market.
SAM YAO: Oh, yeah. Well, Just to share intel between settlements, rumors, that kind of thing. A lot of it turns out to be nothing, but this… well, they’re saying Sigrid had a deal. She just didn’t bother them, and they kept their murder/cannibal stuff north of Thwaite. Since she fell, well, they’ve got ambitious. If you can call anarchists ambitious.
This peace conference is supposed to bring people together, to work out how we’re going to organize the country now Sigrid’s gone. So obviously, they want to sabotage it.
On into the sixth mission, the confusion continues:
SAM YAO: Well, yeah. Well, more like out of the sadistic anarchist cult, into the jaws of the undead, but yeah. She didn’t want to infect anyone, so she’s waiting in the woods. You should have time to get the cure to her.
I’m hopeful the story will correct this big initial misstep as it continues, but for me this initial batch of missions have been disappointing pieces of writing from Naomi Alderman, an author who has often impressed me (The Power is excellent).
I ran along the Chain of Lakes Trail, one of my favourite routes to run because of the beautiful scenery and the long, straight stretches without road crossings.
We’ve had a report from our friends in London: the Crown Jewels have been stolen under the cover of the zombie apocalypse! You’ve been recruited to the Queen’s Own Royal Guards: Tactical Zombie Division, along with Commander Sara Smith – Runner 8.
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I’ve been rerunning season 2 of Zombies, Run! ahead of the April virtual race. Running along trains, heading off bandits and keeping Able safe has been fun to experience again.
I had another run with a steady pace this afternoon. I’m hoping to line up a string of virtual races in the next few months, so I am planning to make daily runs a priority.