[Taocow PBEM] Fwd: Chapter XVIII - Into The Heart Of Darkness

A Gardner threeplusoneis4 at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 5 20:14:48 GMT 2009



Moving towards his cycle to prepare to leave, Owen states, "If Ted here is posessed or not , we still need to keep moving.  We don't know how much time we have."

Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 13:45:22 -0500
From: koba.rowers at gmail.com
To: taocowpbem at zork.net
Subject: [Taocow PBEM] Fwd: Chapter XVIII - Into The Heart Of Darkness

Koba walkes over to Ted and puts his hand on his shoulder. He bends over to get a close look at the small wound. "What do you feel from him Sia? A small cheek scratch is harly enough to convince me he is possessed." Koba says with an air of defiance. "An exoricisim is hardly a benign thing Sia. We do remember Osiris is yet to wake up from the last one you performed, don't we?"

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From: Aaron Corley <marjannec at netzero.com>
Date: Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: [Taocow PBEM] Chapter XVIII - Into The Heart Of Darkness
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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 man’s face, “How long have you had it?” She gulps. “There’s some kind of force—like a shadow—creeping from this wound into his body. I don’t 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, we’ve got a problem. My familiar just spotted our guide, Maiae, from the air. She’s dead and from the looks of the body, it looks like they sacrificed her to drain her psychic energy. I don’t know how these pieces fit together yet, but we’d 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.  You’d 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 life—combat injuries excluded—and 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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