[Taocow PBEM] Chapter XI - Dissension in the Ranks
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Tue Jun 5 18:24:15 BST 2007
Carlos will grab the closest body and jump through the gate.
--- Aaron Clausen <mightymartianca at gmail.com> wrote:
> A few painful counted seconds pass, all the while the sound of
> and weapons' fire can be heard. Finally the gate replies. "We are
> the Third Gate. Your importance is recognized by us. We shall let
> you pass. We note that you have injured among you, and we will
> transport you to the nearest place where you may find aid and
> comfort. Please step through the gate NOW!"
> The wall disappears and in its place is a snow-covered landscape of
> gentle rolling hills, small stands of trees and, in the distance, the
> outer wall of what appears to be a town or small city. Smoke from
> hundreds of chimneys curls up into the cold air. The only moving
> things visible are a small herd of cows chewing on a pile of dried
> Behind the company there is a loud boom which shakes the passage.
> Rock and debris are flung everywhere. Out of the thick dust energy
> weapon fire appears. A number of shots hit home. Lady Frost is
> struck twice, Ted once, and the prone figures of Osiris and Phaeton
> are both struck. Osiris's armor stops any serious injury, but the
> railgun flechettes rip through Phaeton's flesh, and strike Alex.
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