After making the gruesome discovery of the autopsy recording, the posse continued to search BMRH. On the first floor about the water, they mostly found patients’ rooms that had been largely stripped, though they did find a few medical supplies in a closet. Eventually, they headed on up to the next floor, the second from the top.
It looked like that floor had once been ICU rooms, along with an operating theatre. Of course, half of the wall of the hospital was missing now, so a large portion of the floor’s functions were probably now disguised as piles of rubble in the swamp. Kreg spotted watery tracks on the ground, and the group saw they split off in a few directions. Kreg and Red tracked them into a surgery prep area, where they found bodies stacked like cord wood – mostly dead river pirates, it seemed. Predictably, upon investigation a couple of the corpses got up and attacked, but they were quickly put down.
The posse then moved into the operating theatre… As Kreg pushed open the door, they came face to face with Delacroix himself – now hideously twisted and clearly dead, and in the middle of performing an autopsy. To make things worse, the observation level of the operating theatre was stacked with an audience of bloated corpses who shortly began to shamble down at Delacroix’s command to destroy the posse.
It was a hard-fought battle, but our heroes eventually destroyed the bloats, but not before Delacroix decided discretion was the better part of valour and turned to flee. Perhaps the fact that Deuce kept sneaking up behind him and slashing him while Delacroix was occupied trading barbs with Nova helped make up his mind to make a run for it. Kreg gave chase, barely catching the doctor before the doc could dive into the water where the posse would have a hard time following. Kreg paid for his heroics, however, as the doctor’s slashing scalpel incapacitated him while others were trying to catch up.
Badly outnumbered, Delacroix would just not give up the fight – even with his head blown most of the way off. Eventually the posse figured out the key to Delacroix’s invincibility – he wore the same toe tag that all of the other corpses he had animated wore. Red managed to cut it off the undead doctor, and Delacroix finally collapsed…dying for the second and, hopefully, last time.