[Taocow PBEM] Chapter XIX - Rath-Iren

Aaron Corley marjannec at netzero.com
Tue Jul 21 21:59:01 BST 2009

Reaching the temple in one peace, Ted immediately takes up a defensive position with his rifle. He keeps his back to the group, but listens attentively for the call to move on.

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From: Aaron Clausen <mightymartianca at gmail.com>
To: The Tao of Cow Rifts PBEM <taocowpbem at zork.net>
Subject: Re: [Taocow PBEM] Chapter XIX - Rath-Iren
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 13:30:51 -0700

Koba's makeshift periscope gives a reasonable view of the room, which is a round chamber about forty feet in diameter, and ten feet high. The walls and ceiling are made of a beaten bronze-like metal that reflects Zandeeli's flashlight 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.

Standing in the room are three figures; a young brunette haired woman,
a young man who looks to be a Cyberknight, and another man, African
by appearance, in what looks like some sort of medieval armor with a
lion crest emblazoned on it. This man points straight at the periscope
and says in an unfamiliar accident "We have company."

It is at that moment that the rest of the company arrives at the top of the stairs.

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