[Taocow PBEM] Chapter XVIII - Into The Heart Of Darkness

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 21:40:24 BST 2009

> > [GM]
> > ... And then there is only Lady Frost.  The mists clearly almost
> > fully, making the likelihood of the company being spotted
> > dangerously likely now.  But it is hard to look away, as the
> > valiant superheroin from the past, clearly injured and weakened,
> > remains undaunted.  From her hands leap a solid sheet of ice,
> > and encase the demon.  For a moment it seems that perhaps
> > she has won, but there are too many of the dwarfish humanoids,
> > and they strike at her.  One of them, the armored dwarf that the
> > company had seen earlier, strikes at her with his staff, and she
> > collapses, and disappears under dozens of the dwarf things.
> >
> > The demon, still encased in ice, laughs so loud that it can clearly
> > be heard; his greenish energy melting the ice away.
> > [/GM]

> > [Louissa]
> > Louissa cries out, too loudly, "We've got to help Amanda!"
> > [/Louissa]

> > [GM]
> > Suddenly the demon, who had been intent on the destruction of
> > Lady Frost, seems to turn a little.  Could Louissa have given the
> > company's position away?
> > [/GM]

> [Alex]
> "It would be extremely difficult to support her and take to long to
> get close enough. My Rifle can reach that far but most lose focus
> at that  range. We just have to hope she can escape from them."
> The bottom of her armor, up to her waist is covered in muck from
> the swamp. "I think we should get moving. Does anybody have any
> smoke missiles which they could help provide her with cover."
> [/Alex]

"No missiles, but a few teleport bombs." the Technowizard replies.
"Not much good for cover, though."

"You're in luck." Carlos says.  "I don't have any smoke missiles
in the Skycycle, but it does have a smoke dispenser."

> [Koba]
> "Either way, that demon already knew we were here before this.
> He appears to be the one who saw us when we were fighting the
> rock beasts. I also doubt we could hide from those for very long."
> Koba says as he points to the dragons in the sky. Koba attempts
> to get a better sense of these monsters with the optics on his
> helmet. "We can NOT leave her to those beasts, and we need to
> come up with a plan quickly. Can you distract at least some of
> those dragons on your cycle Carlos? We need to get those
> demons off of her and pluck her out of there."
> With that, Koba primes the starter on his jetpack and the whir
> of the engine comes to life as he climbs out the hatch and onto
> the roof of the ATV.
> [/Koba]

> [Talas]
> Talas suddenly turns to the rest of the party, with an ear to ear
> grin on his face. "My friends, there stands our prey, the last of the
> K'murd-faka.  The forces of this beast have chased us across both
> this world and through time. But now it is time to bring this to an
> end. And to bring an end to the K'murd-faka. Mr. Carlos can you
> and your sky-bike get me up close to that demon?" Talas Then
> quickly turns to Koba. "Mr. Koba you have it backwards. We do
> not need to get her out of there. We need to get ourselves to her."
> Talas then turns back to Carols awaiting his answer.
> [/Talas]

"Hop on, then." Carlos says.  "We can do a bit of both, I think;
distract the dragons and give you a lift to the demon."  As soon as
Talas is seated, Carlos flies off, keeping a low altitude at first so
as not to give away the rest of the company's current position.

> [Ted]
> "We need to get closer. All of us," Ted stated solemnly. "This is
> indeed the monster we seek. Its going to take everything we have
> to bring him down."
> The lizard man checked the e-clip in his rifle and began making his
> way through the trees, hoping the others would follow.
> [/Ted]

Louissa looks longingly at Carlos's Skycycle, but realizes that, even
with the Demon Queller on board, it's going to be a tight fit, and there's
no way that three people could fit on it.  With a sad look, she follows

Alister follows Ted as well.

Okay, I'm going to make some assumptions here.  Since we have
a couple of players who have not posted yet, and I don't want to
push anybody into anything, I'm going to move ahead, but leave out
Lady Sia and Owen, and they can decide what they want to do.  If
they don't post by next Wednesday (being that it's Easter weekend
and all), then I'll assume they went with Ted.  Anyways, onwards,
and in some cases, upwards!  (And I'm not sure what Koba's going
to do either...)

Aaron Clausen
mightymartianca at gmail.com

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