[Taocow PBEM] Chapter XIX - Rath-Iren

Troy Imlach troy_a_i at yahoo.ca
Thu Jul 23 06:31:56 BST 2009

> [Ted]
> 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.
> [/Ted]
> [GM]
> 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.
> [/GM]
Upon reaching the interior of the temple, Talas holsters his pistol, and draws his second sward. As Talas begins running down the stairs, he begins to feel a familiar sense of excitement and apprehension towards the upcoming battle.

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