[Taocow PBEM] Chapter XIX - Rath-Iren
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Thu Aug 13 18:24:54 BST 2009
Koba hopes the visor on the helmet can shield out the glare as the lights
get brighter. Hearing Talas' command, he spins and lets loose a burst from
the rifle into the casket.
On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 7:10 PM, Troy Imlach <troy_a_i at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> > [GM]
> > The chamber is around and about forty feet in diameter, and
> > ten feet high.
> > The walls and ceiling are made of a beaten bronze-like
> > metal that reflects
> > light along its dimpled surface. Along the wall, at
> > even intervals, are nine
> > boxes that look a lot like sarcophagi, about seven feet
> > tall. Eight of the
> > sarcophagi are closed, but one is open.
> > In the center of the chamber is a round stone
> > platform. There may have
> > been writing on it at one time, but it is so cracked and
> > worn that only
> > the faintest remnant of runic script and perhaps pictures
> > can be seen.
> > Above it is a small hole in the ceiling, no more than an
> > inch wide. A
> > faint beam of bluish energy exits it and hits the
> > table. The energy
> > is clearly that of the ley line.
> > Talas and Ted brace the door closed, and beyond can be
> > dimly heard
> > many of the blue devils. There are shouts, clearly
> > indicating that
> > Raven's trap has caught them. Soon there are shouts
> > of pain, and then
> > a few blood curdling cries. Talas and Ted can feel
> > the door shifting
> > even as the cries begin to die down.
> > Instead, they are replaced by a chant; "Imuz-faka...
> > Imuz-k'murd...
> > Imuz-faka... Imuz-k'murd... Imuz-faka... Imuz-k'murd..."
> > The bluish energy coming through the keyhole in the ceiling
> > suddenly
> > brightens many times, and as it hits the polished bronze
> > walls and
> > ceiling, it becomes so bright it is painful to normal human
> > eyes. Soon
> > it will become damaging to any unprotected eyes, even
> > reptilian eyes
> > like Ted's.
> > On the table, though it can hardly be seen, a humanoid form
> > begins
> > to appear, though oddly shaped, for the legs and torso
> > seem
> > separated from the chest and upper body. Beyond it,
> > the single
> > open sarcophagus begins to levitate off the ground.
> > The ground is shaking so violently now that the stone floor
> > begins to
> > groan, and hairline fractures begin appearing in the door.
> > Suddenly there is the sound of laughter, vicious, wicked
> > and utterly
> > inhuman. "Well well well." the voice says. "All
> > my prey caught in
> > my nest. Don't worry, I'll be along soon, and then my
> > servants can
> > pick at your bones."
> > [/GM]
> Talas Yells "There on the Alter! It is the Demon that we spoke of!"
> Talas the noises the empty sarcophagus beginning to move. "The beast must
> need its coffin. We must destroy it, before it can use it!" With that Talas
> braces his back against the door and pull out his P-beam rifle. Talas then
> begins firing at the coffin.
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