[Taocow PBEM] Chapter XVII - On The Border Of Doom

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 20:26:54 GMT 2008

> > > [Alex]
> > > Deciding to be blunt, she turns towards who was once Osiris, "Mr
> > > Barnabas, I have to be honest with you. Magic I am nervous around but
> > > something like this screams against everything I know. Perhaps you
> > > should tell me more?"
> > > [/Alex]

> > [Osiris/Barnabas]
> > "I'm not sure." Osiris says, though the voice is quite unlike him. 
> > "I... I... remember the Temple of Rath-iren... S'talza and I managed to
> > find our way, but I was captured.  There was such pain, I cannot
> > describe it, and then, it's like I awoke from a deep darkness.  Om over
> > there woke me up, I think, but I don't feel right.  He explained to me
> > that there is another in this body, a brave man named Osiris."
> > [/Osiris/Barnabas]

> > [Amanda]
> > "I vote right now for leaving him behind." Amanda says, seeming to grow
> > even more serious.  "Something or someone placed this Mr. Barnabas in
> > Osiris's mind.  I know a little from the vision I had, that Mr. Barnabas
> > was an enemy of this K'murd-faka, but I think it's pretty clear that
> > tomb on the island back there was compromised.  I would go to the ends
> > of the earth with Osiris, but whatever has happened to him makes him
> > unreliable."
> > [/Amanda]

> > [GM]
> > Om nods sadly.  "Whatever your choice, you must leave soon.  The demon's
> > scouts are nearby."
> > [/GM]

> [Alex]
> The ranger does not like doing it but she will try a surface thought 
> reading of Osiris/Barnabas
> "The problem is that we may need him," the red haired woman adds.
> [/Alex]

> [Talas]
> Talas casts sense evil. And then walks over to Sia. "Lady Sialillion my I
> see your ring hand please."
> [/Talas]

> [Sia]
> "Come now, Kindred," Sialillion says in Elven while putting her hand
> inside her cloak, "this is silly.  I too know how to sense evil, and I can
> tell you now the ring is fine.  We've been through so much together now,
> and more than anything I want us to see this quest through.  I wouldn't
> put us at risk.  Don't you trust me?  I hoped that as the only other elf
> here, you would." The beautiful elf sorceress offers Talas a demure smile.
> [/Sia]

> [Alex]
> "I think we should take the risk of taking him with us and just have 
> faith that the path we have chosen in the right one."
> She will not argue if the others disagree though.
> [/Alex]

Alister seems ready to say something when...

> [Talas]
> Talas turns away from Sia with an odd look, and then says in a loud and
> commanding voice say "The spirit within Osiris is an imposter. I can smell
> its tant. You will get no quarter from a Daemon Queller vile Spirit! Hold
> Him down so wile I exersise this vile spirit!"
> [/Talas]

A look of fear and confusion enters Barnabas's face.

"Are you certain?" Amanda says.  "Can anyone else here read minds?  Alex,
did you sense anything?"

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com

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