[Taocow PBEM] Chapter VII - Into the Land of Mists
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Wed Nov 2 23:08:20 PST 2005
--- BorgOmatic at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 10/27/2005 3:16:14 P.M. Central
> Standard Time,
> mightymartianca at gmail.com writes:
> Bongo meditates and soon his ghostly form rises up
> and out of site.
> Even to Bongo's astral form this mist is to thick to
> see. Soon he is
> above it and looking on a world of white below and a
> sky of darkness
> and stars above. His astral senses become keener
> and he is able to
> see the fog had shape, dipping where the gully is
> and rising on the
> hillside. Little else can be seen from this
> altitude however, and
> Bongo heads down.
> He follows the track that had lead them to the
> stone house. It keeps
> to the top of the gully for several miles before
> ending abruptly at
> the edge of a cliff. Far below can be heard the
> roar of a river.
> Across the gully is a jagged tooth of stone that
> must rise hundreds
> feet in the air. Beyond it is the other cliff
> wall. This rock
> actually juts right out of the middle of the gully,
> as if it had been
> stabbed into the floor of the canyon.
> There seems to be no way across for material beings
> save flying.
> Bongo rises up until the hills are below, hidden in
> mist. Still the
> jagged rock rises some three hundred feet, a narrow
> stone path hugging
> to the stone walls of this peculiar rock.
> Finally reaching the top Bongo sees a platform, not
> more than twenty
> feet across, with a small crudely-shapen stone house
> that looks like
> four large rocks put together for walls with a
> larger stone placed on
> top as a roof. The entrance is no more than three
> feet across by
> about three feet high, dug under the rock wall. The
> glow of a fire
> can be seen.
> Bongo passes through the stone tentatively, and
> there sees the lizard
> man Griz bowing before the flames. Griz is
> chanting "Kuzah kalah
> mizal dezoth nimur" over and over as he throws
> flecks of some white
> powder into the fire. Soon a figure appears, shaky
> at first, but
> becoming clearer. It is the pale man, the demon
> that they had fought
> on the ship, and his eyes are burning redder than
> the fire.
> "It is I, Lord of the K'murd-faka." Griz says,
> lowering his head. "I
> have done as you instructed and I have brought the
> wanderers into the
> Land of Mists as your message commanded."
> A scowl spreads across Bongo's astral muzzle. He
> immediately zooms back to
> his physical body where he 'comes to' with a sharp
> Looking around at the others, he lets out a soft
> growl. "We've been had,
> everyone. Griz is working for that pale-skinned
> monstrosity we met on the boat
> -- who apparently told our little scaly friend to
> lead us here."
Talas says to Bongo, "That treacherous worm! I swear
I'll tear his beating heart from his chest. How far
ahead is he?"
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