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

Alex Bayne hayden.bayne at gmail.com
Wed Dec 31 23:40:56 GMT 2008

OOC: A lady never tells. ;)  But yes, she is older than Talas.  Sorry  
for the delay posting, been on vacation as well.

Sialillion has been quiet through the early proceedings, but when  
called upon she nods.  "Very well.  I will try to sort this out."

Approaching the horsemen, Sialillion speaks to them in Elven:   
"Kindred, I am Lady Sialillion of Poughkeepsie, advisor to our King.   
A great evil is rising to the south.  I know this has been a dark time  
and that not all travelers are to be trusted, but I assure you on my  
honor that our cause is just.  Indeed, the fate of all nations in this  
region, perhaps even the entire world, hangs in the balance.  Acting  
as the King's emissary, I pray that you allow us to pass through your  
lands without delay.  I will speak with your council if  
necessary."   (Public Speaking attempt)

On Dec 31, 2008, at 2:55 AM, Troy Imlach wrote:

> [Talas]
> Talas sits back away from the front wind screen and then quietly  
> speaks into the com.
>      (ooc: on what I am hoping is a scrambled channel.)
> "My friends if this is an Elvin enclave. My I suggest that Lady  
> Sialilliona and I speak for us. It my look better if it appears that  
> we are lead by Fellow elves. Lady Sialillion, if there are no  
> objections, my I also sagest that the oldest of us take lead with  
> the council."
> [/Talas]
> OOC: how old is Sia? Talas is only 36
> --- On Tue, 12/30/08, Aaron Clausen <mightymartianca at gmail.com> wrote:
>> From: Aaron Clausen <mightymartianca at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [Taocow PBEM] Chapter XVII - On The Border Of Doom
>> To: "The Tao of Cow Rifts PBEM" <taocowpbem at zork.net>
>> Received: Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 3:50 PM
>>>> [GM]
>>>> The horsemen stop at about a couple of hundred
>> feet.  They are dressed
>>>> in odd, almost medieval-looking armor, clearly
>> megadamage but based on
>>>> ancient designs.  At their sides are swords,
>> sheathed, but with hands at
>>>> the ready.
>>>> The lead rider moves forward, and then removes
>> his helmet, revealing an
>>>> Elven woman who might be beautiful, save for a
>> terrible scar, three
>>>> inches wide and running from her chin right up
>> behind her ear.
>>>> She stops her horse at twenty feet, her sword
>> pulled out and revealed as
>>>> a rune weapon, with a hilt shaped like that of a
>> striking cobra, with
>>>> its runes drawn upon it, glinting in the fading
>> light.
>>>> "Declare yourselves." she says in a
>> clear voice.  "Friend or foe?  Be it
>>>> known that the Free Republic of Tanoria is swift
>> and harsh in its
>>>> punishments to those who would come with evil in
>> hand or mind."
>>>> [/GM]
>>> [Alex]
>>> The scout waves gently, "We are just travelers.
>> Never been to these
>>> parts before although we talk to others who told us
>> nothing about a town
>>> here. I don't think we mean you any harm."
>>> Her hands do not move towards her rifle or pistol but
>> her thoughts are
>>> that if it comes down to it, it is a bad idea to bring
>> a knife to a
>>> gunfight. She has the gun too.
>>> [/Alex]
>> [Amanda Connors]
>> "That's right." Amanda says.  "We're
>> just passing through."
>> [/Amanda Connors]
>>> [Owen]
>>> Rather than comment and make an already tense
>> situation worse,
>>> Owen will hope that is Sixth Sense will let him know
>> if they are in
>>> any danger.  He will endeavor to make himself appear
>> harmless.
>>> [/Owen]
>> [GM]
>> There's no imminent danger that Owen can detect.
>> [/GM]
>>> [Talas]
>>> Talas, upon seeing the rune sword uses Magic Lore to
>> see if he can
>>> identify the weapon.
>>> [/Talas]
>> [GM]
>> Talas can determine that the weapon is in all likelihood a
>> minor rune
>> weapon, certainly not as powerful as the Greater Rune
>> Weapons,
>> but still powerful.  As well, this one appears not to be of
>> Splugorth
>> origin, but rather of Dwarvish, meaning it is very ancient
>> and not from
>> Rifts Earth.
>> [/GM]
>>> [Koba]
>>> Looking at the classicly styled armor, Koba looks at
>> Osiris to see
>>> if he wears similar armor. Under the supervision of
>> other cyber knights,
>>> maybe they can recruit help or at least information.
>> He waits and listens
>>> to Sia and the others speak with this elf.
>>> [/Koba]
>> [GM]
>> The armor is similar in some respects, perhaps because both
>> seem
>> inspired by medieval models, but the fact that this elf is
>> carrying a
>> rune weapon suggests that she may not in fact be a
>> Cyberknight.
>> As everyone tries to get some measure of the women and her
>> companions, she moves her horse closer.  Her eyes close
>> briefly,
>> and then reopens them.
>> "There is a shadow about your company," she says,
>> "but whether
>> it is among you or pursues you I cannot tell. Since you
>> declare you
>> are no threat, and since I cannot sense an immediate one,
>> it is our
>> law that if you pay the toll, you may pass."
>> One of the other horsemen, who upon closer approach, is
>> also
>> revealed to be an elf, comes closer.  "Lady Assara, it
>> is the will
>> of the Council that these travelers spend the night.  The
>> Council
>> has questions to ask of them.  If they do as the Council
>> bids, then
>> no toll shall be charged."
>> Lady Assara looks upon the company.  "I think it would
>> be wise
>> if you did as the Council asked.  They are wise and
>> powerful."  She
>> seems to linger on the word "powerful".
>> [/GM]
>> -- 
>> Aaron Clausen
>> mightymartianca at gmail.com
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