[Taocow PBEM] Chapter XVIII - Into The Heart Of Darkness
marjannec at netzero.com
Wed Mar 4 19:03:05 GMT 2009
OOC: With the GM's permission...
Sia seems distant and deep in thought as she stands near the felled rock creature. Then suddenly, she snaps to attention, her eyes wide with alarm, as Ted starts getting sick. She runs to his side.
This scratch, she says, pointing to a barely noticeable mark on the lizard mans face, How long have you had it? She gulps. Theres some kind of forcelike a shadowcreeping from this wound into his body. I dont know what it is but I think he may require an exorcism as well. She casts sense evil to get a better sense of the damage.
Exorcism? Ted mumbles, barely comprehending as he reaches for his canteen.
Not hearing him, Sia addresses the others, What's more, weve got a problem. My familiar just spotted our guide, Maiae, from the air. Shes dead and from the looks of the body, it looks like they sacrificed her to drain her psychic energy. I dont know how these pieces fit together yet, but wed better get moving.
I have an idea... This might be a little crazy but if Ted and I ride in one ATV and the rest of you go in the other, I might be able to remove whatever taint is in the wound while en route. Youd have to keep your distance from us while driving though unless you want a repeat of what happened to Om. Do you feel up to driving just a little further, Ted?
Talas turns from Ted to Sia. I will ride with you. I am immune to possession.
Eyes closed, Ted stands hunched over while resting one hand on his knee and holding his canteen in the other. He spits a quantity of water from his mouth and then takes another gulp, hoping to wash the aftertaste from his mouth and tongue. He had enjoyed good health throughout his lifecombat injuries excludedand feels a little confused by the sudden episode.
He recaps the container and slides it into the holder on his hip. Wiping his eyes, he keeps his eyes on the ground. I am fine for driving, he states weakly. What make you think I am possessed?
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