[Taocow PBEM] Chapter XVI - Into The Southlands
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Wed Jun 4 23:59:01 BST 2008
> For a moment there is nothing, and then there is a distant
> chugging as if
> some old engine were starting up. The steel door slowly...
> haltingly slides
> up to reveal another chamber.
> The air is musty and a little rank, the fading smell of
> ancient death. The
> room itself is dimly lit by reddish glowing stones set in
> the ceiling.
> There is a simple granite slab in the middle of the
> chamber, and on it,
> coated in a layer of dust, is the shriveled, wizened
> remains of a Wolfen.
> On its body is battered, scorched old-style Coalition armor
> painted in
> bright gold and red colors in the form of a dragon. The
> heavily damaged and
> punctured remains of what looks like an ancient,
> non-megadamage shield, lay
> across the figure's feet, and laying upon its breast,
> clutched by gloved
> hands, is a mighty broadsword, though it's bleached
> white, looking like bone
> rather than steel. In its hilt is a nude female figure
> carved from diamond
> or some other gemstone, impressive in every detail, save
> that there is no
> In the granite slab is carved: "HERE LIES AKIRAX, SON
> OF ENKIRAX, REAVER'S
> BANE, PRINCE OF POUGHSKEEPSIE, UNTIL THE FINAL
> The voice speaks again, quieter this time. "You have
> found the key, but the
> demon must be extinguished."
> Koba's bag suddenly bursts into flames. There is a
> faint scream, and a wisp
> of blue smoke, almost human-shaped, hovers over the company
> before fleeing
> out of the chamber.
Talas looking around at the group and says "My friends let us make this quick. The faster we get back to the boat the better. Other than I who has trained to fight with a sword?"
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