[Taocow PBEM] [Koba, Carlos, Lyle, Talas] Book 3 - Chapter I - Engine Room
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Mon Dec 14 06:49:27 GMT 2009
As soon as Talas's head clears he will run over to Carlos pick him up. And then call out " Gentlemen we need to get out of here before we find our selves trapped behind these doors! Run for it! I'll clear the way!" With that Talas will make his way towards the door. Putting all his strength into sending anything that gets in his way across the room.
--- On Wed, 12/9/09, Aaron Clausen <mightymartianca at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Aaron Clausen <mightymartianca at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Taocow PBEM] [Koba, Carlos, Lyle, Talas] Book 3 - Chapter I - Engine Room
> To: "The Tao of Cow Rifts PBEM" <taocowpbem at zork.net>
> Received: Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 6:48 PM
> > > [GM]
> > > ...
> > >
> > > Finally Lyle and Koba reach the engineering
> control panel.
> > > A rather dizzying array of screens, buttons and
> sensors present
> > > themselves, and it doesn't help that all hell has
> broken loose.
> > > Koba stretches out his senses, trying to shut
> everything else
> > > out as he snakes his way through the sub's
> circuitry looking to
> > > shut down bridge control.
> > >
> > > Meanwhile, the sickening brain, its feelings and
> > > all but impossible to read, changes tactic, and
> turns towards
> > > the partially cut piece of hull and begins moving
> in a halting
> > > but still rather fast fashion towards it.
> > >
> > > Behind them, the hatch to the rest of the sub is
> now glowing
> > > white hot, and metal is beginning to melt and
> flow like butter
> > > in a microwave.
> > > [/GM]
> > [Carlos]
> > Carlos shouts "Talas, get that brain! I'll try
> to hold whoever
> > or whatever comes through the door. Might need
> some help,
> > Lyle!"
> > [/Carlos]
> > [Koba]
> > "Don't let the brain get away. It will only come back
> with more help."
> > [/Koba]
> > [Talas]
> > Talas not wanting to wast time running after the
> Brain. Talas
> > pulls out his AT-230 Particle Beam Rifle and fires at
> the brain.
> > [Strike: 15].
> > [/Talas]
> Talas hits the floating brain with a well-placed burst
> [Damage: 50MD].
> The shot blasts a sizable hole in the lower part of the
> brain. The brain
> trembles violently, then falls to the deck with a sickening
> squish. The
> eye stalks seem to be twirling around randomly, and a loud
> series of
> sounds, something like "gzzajdafhtajdfnpphhhhhapong" comes
> out of
> object between the two hemispheres.
> > [Lyle]
> > Looking down at the panel, points out any important
> controls to Koba
> > since they are still there. He fires up his Psi-shield
> and prepares to
> > deal with anything or anyone coming through that
> > [/Lyle]
> Though the brain is down, things happen very quickly.
> The hatch to the
> engine room gives a weak groan, and then literally falls
> off its hinges.
> In leap a dozen crewmen, all looking dazed. Half move
> towards Talas
> and the brain, the other half towards Koba and Lyle.
> Behind them come a dozen more of the fish men. As
> bad, and at
> almost the same time, a large overhead duct suddenly blows
> and three more fishmen drop out of it directly in front of
> No one has much chance to react, however. The dying,
> fried brain
> on the ground makes one last sqawk, shoots a beam directly
> at the
> cut section of the hull. The beam manages to tear a
> small hole
> in the hull, no more than a few inches, but enough so the
> water begins
> pouring in. And then the hull tears and water is
> roaring in. Talas,
> the brain, and the three fishmen are literally thrown
> across the
> engine room.
> Alarms start going off everywhere. An emotionless
> voice with a somewhat computerized timbre starts speaking.
> "Warning... warning... hull breach in engineering.
> blast doors and emergency bulkheads. Engineering and
> Section One being sealed off in thirty seconds...
> 29... 28..."
> Lyle and Koba are in an area of the engine room that is
> higher, so the water as yet isn't above their ankles, but
> it's coming
> fast. Talas has been jumbled around like he had just
> taken a ride
> on a cannonball. Carlos was flung against the far
> wall, and without
> adequate armor is simply laying there, about equidistant
> Talas and Lyle, unconscious, his head covered in blood.
> Somehow, in the midst of all this chaos, Koba manages to
> the circuit triggers that cut off the bridge. It's
> complex, but as the
> water is up around their knees, and the count is "21...
> suddenly the bridge activity monitoring systems show the
> has lost control of the engines, reactor and navigation.
> The fish men are quickly diving into the water, swimming
> impressive speed and power towards Koba and Lyle.
> crewmembers that haven't been swept against the wall seem
> strangely uncertain, raising and lowering their weapons.
> "19... 18...." the voice counts.
> Aaron Clausen
> mightymartianca at gmail.com
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