[Taocow PBEM] Chapter XVIII - Into The Heart Of Darkness - Owen, T ed, Sia, Alister and Louissa
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Fri May 1 21:47:03 BST 2009
Encouraged by the result of the previous discharge, Owen will loose another charge at the tentacle as it approaches, hoping not to shock Ted in the process.
> Date: Fri, 1 May 2009 13:32:50 -0700
> From: mightymartianca at gmail.com
> To: taocowpbem at zork.net
> Subject: Re: [Taocow PBEM] Chapter XVIII - Into The Heart Of Darkness - Owen, T ed, Sia, Alister and Louissa
> > > [GM]
> > > With Owen left far behind, Ted swims like a fish towards the tentacle
> > > and Louissa. He is now fully inside this tunnel, the water becoming
> > > saltier and more buoyant. He is now within thirty or forty feet of
> > > Louissa, and can clearly see her, looking unconscious, her arms
> > > undulating lifelessly in the current.
> > >
> > > And then, almost out of the corner of his eye, Ted sees the strangest
> > > thing, what looks like a submarine, resting on the floor of the canyon.
> > > It must be about eighty feet long, perhaps twenty feet at its widest,
> > > with a conning tower, and several prominently located laser cannons.
> > > There are no running lights on, and it certainly looks to be dead.
> > >
> > > Suddenly Ted looks to be in trouble. Where his powerful lizardine
> > > strokes were pushing, suddenly he seems to be flailing weakly. Owen
> > > can't see clearly what's going on, but his companion is clearly in
> > > trouble of some kind.
> > >
> > > And as if that wasn't enough, the tentacle stops, drops Louissa,
> > > and with lightning speed moves towards Ted.
> > > [/GM]
> > [Ted]
> > Desperately, Ted tries to simultaneously regain control of his body
> > and warn Owen of the danger.
> > [/Ted]
> > [Owen]
> > Owen, seeing the change in Ted and the tentacle's behavior, will
> > continue to try to catch up with Ted. Once close enough, he will
> > attempt to shock the tentacle with electroknesis, since he has
> > no weapon that will help in this instance. [Strike: 2]
> > [/Owen]
> Though Owen's electrical burst misses the tentacle, it is not without
> effect. It electrically charges the water around Ted and the tentacle.
> The tentacle pulls back a good twenty feet, as if it's been stung. As
> to Ted, the electrical current at first paralyzes him and then, oddly
> enough, seems to break the hold of whatever it is that's weakening
> him. After a moment he finds his strength and senses returned, though
> he does feel like he's stuck a fork in an electrical outlet.
> Beneath them, Louissa is floating away, carried by the current back
> towards the swamp and away from the cavern, still seemingly lifeless.
> The tentacle, seemingly over its shock, suddenly moves at great speed
> towards Owen, whipping past Ted at such speed that it literally turns
> Ted around. Out of the corner of his eye, Ted sees what appears to be
> running lights suddenly coming on in the submarine.
> Aaron Clausen
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