[Taocow PBEM] Chapter IV: The Emerald Isle

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at alberni.net
Fri Mar 25 15:13:49 PST 2005

OOC: Sorry for the delay.  I've been pretty sick, still feeling pretty
rough.  Anyways, I'm rejoining the posts together.

> > [Bongo]
> > "I think we better get up top, Alex." Bongo says.  "It sounds like they
> > need our help, and I wouldn't bet on our friend staying gone for long."
> > [/Bongo]

> > [Phaeton]
> > "I will meet you two up on deck." Phaeton says.  "I must get something
> > from my quarters.
> > [/Phaeton]

> [Alex]
> Alex replies, "Rodger," and runs up the way up to the upper decks.
> [/Alex]

Bongo follows Alex, keeping an eye out for any trouble.

> [Alex]
> Alex radios to the others (using a pre-programmed scramble), "This is
> Hawk, the package downstairs has been retrieved. We are on out was back
> up, where do you want us to head?"
> [/Alex]

> [Kyle]
> "Lets get this tub under control and head for the nearest port."
> [/Kyle]

> [Alex]
> Alex realizes that her message was not understood and replies, "I need to
> know where we are needed right now, who needs help?"
> [/Alex]

As Osiris prepares to attack he shouts into his mic, "We could use some up
here, Alex!"

> [Lady Frost]
> Frost reaches the scene and quickly appraises things.  She pauses, waiting
> for an opportune moment, then leaps at the green clothed man attempting to
> land on his back and tackle him.
> "Looked like you could use a hand Osiris.  Let me know if I'm
> interrupting."
> [/Lady Frost]

Osiris laughs as he feints to the left and then pivots the sword and
attempts to sink it through the chinguard of the armored opponent.

The man tries to parry, and even in his obviously bad state nearly manages,
but Osiris's blow hits its mark and it pierces through.

> [Rod Black]
> Rods next target as soon as he gets up, is the swordsman's sword hand in an
> attempt to knock the sword out of his hand.
> [/Black, (and blue), Rod Black (and blue)]

At that same moment Rod aims his own blow and hits the sword hand.  Even as
the thunderclap booms, Rod feels the shattering of bones.  The black sword
falls to the ground, the armored man collapses to his knees, and with a
final moan falls over.

Osiris pulls his psi-sword out of the chin, and the faceplate of the helmet
disintegrates, revealing the Captain, his beard stained even redder with
blood.  The psi-sword had pierced the chin and come up beneath the nose.

> [Arden]
> Meanwhile Arden leans over to Lena. "What do you mean dream? And, no, of
> course I wouldn't leave you behind. I save all I can. especially those who
> are kind to me." This he says with a smile tempered with pain. "Help me
> show these jokers where to stand." With a grin, he looks over to where
> Lady Frost is running, wondering if maybe they might need some additional
> help.
> [/Arden]

[GM] Even as Lena seems ready to tell something of her dream, Arden looks up
and sees the green-armored knight struck by both Osiris and Rod, and the
black sword fall to the deck with a clang, and it hums briefly before the
lighted runes fade.  At that same moment Alex and Bongo run up on deck and
Kyle swings overhead.

Suddenly Lena screams and points beyond Arden.  "Arden!  He was in my

Standing atop the ruined anti-aircraft gun is a white-robed figure,
white-skinned with pink eyes.  Alex and Bongo immediately recognize him as
the man they just battled downstairs, and both Arden and Rod have looks of
recognition on their face.  Then suddenly the man is gone.

At that moment Phaeton runs on deck, a backpack on his back and a single
knife strapped to his leg.  He looks to the sailors, and then back to the
company.  "They shall cause you no further harm, but I think it best if we
leave as soon as we can."

Aaron Clausen	mightymartianca at alberni.net

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