[Taocow PBEM] Chapter VII - Into the Land of Mists
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Sat Nov 12 05:42:49 PST 2005
At a loss for what to do, Alex falls back on her military training, she
grabs her rifle and hopes that it can deal with whatever is coming.
Aaron Clausen wrote:
>Those with Sixth Sense suddenly get a feeling of danger, but it is
>Lady Frost who first
>begins to feel the strange effect when she feels a great weariness
>start to wash over
>her. Before she can control it, she is drifting off to sleep.
>Bongo and Kyle are next, Bongo falling to the ground and Kyle starting
>to snooze in his
>power armor. Rod, Talas and Arden the collapse themselves. Lena is
>last, so that only
>Alex and Osiris outside and Phaeton on the inside are asleep.
>Phaeton, making sure that
>everyone is safe, runs down the stairs.
>"What's happening?" he cries out to Osiris and Alex. As if to answer
>his question, the fog
>parts to reveal a column of lit torches, perhaps some twenty strong,
>marching up the
>hill towards the company.
>Then, even more surprising, a bolt of red lightning leaps from the
>tower, and tendrels reach
>out, touch the ground and hit the sleepers, who suddenly awaken with a
>yawn, feeling quite
>refreshed and each feeling as if a gentle woman's voice had coaxed
>them out of their
>unconsciousness. Inside the tower, Osiris, as the only one in the
>tower awake, sees the
>red lightning leap up from Arden, blowing the door off its hinges.
>Inside Osiris and those just waking up see a small room with another
>set of stairs leading
>downwards at the other side, although a quick glance shows that there
>is no other stairwell
>*beneath* the room.
"those who burn books will, in the end, burn people."
- Written by Poet Heinrich Heine who's books were burned
by the Nazis
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