[Taocow PBEM] Chapter IX - In The Ruins Of Old Chicago RE-REVISED

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
Sat Sep 9 06:04:17 BST 2006

> > [GM]
> > Even as Frost's wall reaches its full height, Bongo can hear
> > the faint whine of a hover vehicle of some kind.  Off to the company's
> > right the darkness suddenly seems to grow.  Sixth senses go off like
> > crazy as it grows ever larger.  Just barely visible is a hovercycle,
> > looking as if it is fleeing from something.
> > [/GM]

> [Alex]
> All Alex can think of doing is continue to run and try to get the others
> to run as well.
> [/Alex]

> [Bongo]
> "Alright, time to leave -- NOW!" Bongo growls as the hairs on the back of
> his neck stand up.  "Everybody stick together as best you can!"
> He guns his bike's motor and looks for the best possible avenue of  escape.
> [/Bongo]

> [Ted]
> The lizard man will follow Bongo. "Lead the way," he says, "I'll keep up."
> [/Ted]

> [Lady Frost]
> Not really sure if she could keep up with Bongo's cycle, Frost ices her
> feet a bit more, then reaches out and grabs the back end of Alex's bike as
> she passes, allowing the momentum to pull her along.
> "Just go!  Long as we stay together, we should be fine."
> [/Lady Frost]

> [Talas]
> "Um I'm am afraid that I no longer have a horse. And I am not fast enough
> to keep up with vehicales. Can some one perhaps give me a lift?"
> [/Talas]

> [Ted]
> "Climb on my back. As long as Bongo does not leave us in the dust, we
> should be okay," Ted says, leaning over slightly.
> [/Ted]

> [Talas]
> "Thank you for the offer Mr.Ted but with my gear I weigh over 600 pounds.
> Can you carry that much, and still keep up with the bikes?"
> [/Talas]

> [Ted]
> "I do not know if I can keep up with the bikes, but I can run faster
> with you on my back than you can on your feet."
> [Ted]

"I was going to offer you a ride," Osiris laughs as he wheels his horse
around, but I think at six hundred pounds, my good steed might not be up to
that challenge."

Even as the company makes to flee, the company sees the lone hoverbike
launch a grenade salvo at the darkness.  The darkness seems to recede
somewhat, as Bongo picks a way through an alley (which seems to be the
quickest way out of this area).

As Ted and Talas compare the carrying capacity of unladen lizard men,
the others clearly see a burst of light from somewhere beyond the darkness
leap up and strike the hoverbike and it begins to wobble horribly as it
is dragged towards the darkness.

Angelica suddenly feels the elf she's carrying suddenly begin squirming.
"Demon!" he cries.  "Do as your companions desire, and flee.  Leave this
fool to his end!"

More of the odd little humanoids appear in the distance, and they look like
they're running towards the hoverbike with what could be a net.

Aaron Clausen   mightymartianca at gmail.com

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