[Taocow PBEM] Chapter VII - Into the Land of Mists <in tower>
mightymartianca at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 12:12:38 PST 2006
On 1/11/06, Troy Imlach <troy_a_i at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> --- Aaron Clausen <mightymartianca at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 1/9/06, J L <tolrick_stonecleaver at yahoo.com>
> > wrote:
> > > [GM]
> > > The boy nods. "Very good. One last question
> > remains,
> > > and then the gate shall allow you through."
> > >
> > > The boy pauses, nods once or twice, as if
> > responding
> > > to someone, and then asks "Will you save the
> > > Coalition?"
> > > [/GM]
> > >
> > >
> > > [Lady Frost]
> > > "What? Great. I just had to ask for the hard
> > ones."
> > >
> > > Frost turned to the group, clearly not offering an
> > > answer yet.
> > >
> > > "Guys, I can't answer this one without something
> > more.
> > > From what I know of the Coalition, it's the kind
> > of
> > > regime I'd have fought against back home, risking
> > life
> > > and limb to bring them down. On the other hand,
> > it's
> > > citizens aren't at fault for what it does and they
> > do
> > > deserve protection. I'd probably risk my life to
> > save
> > > them."
> > >
> > > She glanced back to the questioner, then returned
> > her
> > > gaze to the others.
> > > "Besides, it sounds like he's waiting for a
> > decision,
> > > not an answer to a riddle. Say 'yes' and we may
> > not
> > > have any choice but to defend it against some
> > other
> > > heroes. Say 'no' and a lot of innocent people
> > might
> > > die by our inaction."
> > >
> > > It was clear that Frost was not pleased by _this_
> > turn
> > > of events.
> > > [/Lady Frost]
> > [GM]
> > "As far as I'm concerned," Lena says, "the Coalition
> > should rot. Why would
> > we want to save them?"
> > [/GM]
> > [Arden]
> > As the question is asked, Arden gets an
> > uncomfortable look on his
> > face. His eyes
> > are distant, as if looking elsewhere, or remembering
> > something.
> > Suddenly he says, "Yes, we must save the Coalition."
> > Lena looks at Arden in horror, but the boy simply
> > smiles. "Very well
> > then. You have
> > passed my tests. The last one remains within. Go,
> > and may She Who Has No
> > Name be with you."
> > The boy begins to fade away, and as he disappears,
> > the gate flares,
> > the sparks moving
> > faster and faster until it is a vortex, swirling
> > impossibly fast.
> > [/Arden]
> Talas turns to the party and says. "Now what do we do
> my friends? The Lizard man that we seek is here in
> this land. But now we stand before a portal whose
> destination is as I am to understand it is determined
> by 'She Who has no Name'. And is that not the one who
> as set us on this quest?" "Do we go or do we
> stay?"...Talas opens his comms to the folks outside
> and says "My good friends I believe we need your
> presents in the basement of the tower. It appears that
> She of has no name wishes us to step through a
> portal." "Lord Phanton I for one could really use our
> wisdom on this decision."
OOC: Phaeton is up above with the others.
Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
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