[Taocow PBEM] Chapter X - The Stranger
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Sat Sep 23 06:11:13 BST 2006
Aaron Clausen wrote:
> Frost's quick thinking seems to ease the men's suffering. The
> stranger walks slowly over to Osiris. Osiris can be seen saying
> something, but no words will carry past the ice dome.
> The wind begins to howl fiercely. The rest of the company hears the
> sounds of wolves, or at least it seems that way. Shapes seem to move
> every where, and to military-trained people like Bongo and Alex, it
> suggests an ambush.
> The shadow seems to grow in strength, and in the midst of it appear to
> red eyes, monstrous and swollen. A bolt of energy streaks towards
> Frost, but Frost easily dodges it. Almost simultaneously, two other
> bolts leap out at Ted and Talas. Talas barely dodges, but Ted is
> struck and blown off his feet.
> Ted hits a snow bank, and when he recovers, he finds his chest
> smoking, his breathing labored and pain spreading across his chest.
> Movement is painful, but not impossible, and while injured, he doesn't
> seem to be near death's door.
Alex looks around and does a quick scan with nightvision optics to see
if she can figure out what is going on. The ranger radios back, "Guys,
got any ideas. Looks like we are being ambushed."
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