[Taocow PBEM] The Broken Mirror of the Past - Chapter I - Where Are We?

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at alberni.net
Mon Oct 18 12:49:40 PDT 2004

OOC: Splitting this up into two posts due to length.  Hopefully should
have the new website up soon as well.

> [Kyle]
> Once everyone is safe and on the ship Kyle will do a quick search to
> make sure no one good or bad is left in the water the he will rejoin
> his companions.
> [/Kyle]

There is no more signs of anything hostile in the water so Kyle can
safely return to the crippled VTOL.

As the lifeboat rows towards Arden and Alex, the floating VTOL edges
from the other direction.  In short order, Alex and Arden are beside
the VTOL.

> > [GM]
> > Meanwhile, back in the VTOL, Bongo quickly spots a coil of rope,
> > and in short order Kyle is towing the VTOL towards the ship.  A
> > tall, gangly woman in a loose-fitting pilot's uniform comes out, a
> > cut on her forehead and eyes boiling in rage.
> > 
> > "Alright, we've saved your motherfraggin' asses, and the VTOL's
> > probably a write-off!" she says loudly and angrily.  She turns to
> > the tattooed man.  "I hope you think it's a decent trade, Phaeton.
> > These people crossing over was your dream, and steering towards
> > that nexus was *your* idea."
> > 
> > "I dreamed what I dreamed, Beverly." the tattooed man replies.
> > "My goddess would not lie."
> > [/GM]

> [Alex]
> Alex replies after catching her breath, "I am sorry about the loss
> of your vee-tol but thank you for saving my life and the life of
> my companions." Alex then sits heavily onto the deck and says to
> herself, "This is almost as bad as fighting the bugs."
> [/Alex]

> [Arden]
> Still muttering curses, they become a bit louder with the absence of
> the storm. He looks over to Alex and smiles. In a really bad western
> drawl, he says, "Well, little lady, looks like ya came ta rescue me.
> Any plans on how ta get outta here, missy?" He coughs a moment, and in
> a semi-regular, yet heavily accented elven voice, says, "Sorry about
> that. My mind wanders from time to time. Let's see what we can do to
> rejoin the rest of the people."
> [/Arden]

> [Alex]
> Alex replies, "I am just tired, I am a pretty decent swimmer but I am
> not that great a swimmer." She is shaking just a bit from stress and
> the passing adreneline. She looks at thh pointy ears of the Elf, and
> in a ghost of humor, "The Horror, the Horror, good little girl from
> Lone Star and I rescue a pointy eared elf", with a weak smile. It
> might be a stress relief as well.
> [/Alex]

> [Arden]
> He gives Alex a black look at the remark, unsure as to what it meant.
> Then he smiles again, and in his accented speech says, "Well,
> circumstance and tribulation tend to bring the oddest groups
> together, don't you think?" With that he chuckles a bit, then in a
> strange, almost mystical accent, says, "Fate brings the most distant
> of groups to the fore, leaving them to decide the fate of the world."
> [/Arden]

> [Alex]
> Alex replies back, "I am sorry, I was just kid. It has been a very
> stressful time."
> [/Alex]

> [Arden]
> He chuckles. "I understand what a stressful life can do to a person.
> No offense taken, madame." He nods and holds out his hand. "I'm
> Arden. People call me 'Trueshot'."
> [/Arden]

> [Alex]
> Alex smiles kind of a lopsided smile, partially from simple
> exhaustion and partially from nervousness. She replies, "Name is
> Alexandra Hawke, I was once a Corporal and a Lone Star Ranger, kind
> of like a wilderness scout, but I am now an outlaw due to damned
> Chi-Town. I am called by most as 'Hawk'"
> [/Alex]

> [Arden]
> He takes not of the nervousness, and smiles a warm smile. "Then you
> shall find me a kindred spirit. I myself am at home in the midst of
> raw nature. I rather enjoy it. I won't be biased if you won't." The
> last is said with a bit of a chuckle, eyes shining fairly bright.
> [/Arden]

> [Alex]
> Alex replies, "I can enjoy nature but I have been chased by this
> 'monster' for what seems like forever and I can really unse a
> breather. I am sorry about how I came off but to be honest, I have
> met very few 'elves' in my life. The Coalition tried to keep us away
> from you although I understand that most Elves just like most
> humans."
> [/Alex]

> [Arden]
> With a brief nod, he grins. "This is a very true statement. And, I
> understand what its like to be chased by a monster." He sighs a deep
> sigh, showing a brief moment of pain, then a mask slides in to place.
> "But, that is behind me. Let us join in conversation with the rest of
> your friends. I'd like to meet them. As you said, I elves like most
> humans. If they are like you, I'll like them, as well." He smiles
> again.
> [Arden]

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