[Taocow PBEM] Book 3 - Chapter I

Koba Rowers koba.rowers at gmail.com
Fri Oct 16 19:38:10 BST 2009


He shakes off the bumps and the stars he is seeing from tumbling along the
small hallway and scrambles back to his feet. Suddenly the waves of nausea
return as everything starts tumbling. "Can someone please knock her out? We
don't need everyone of these crewmembers after us. We should head to the
bridge of this ship. Can someone who has been here  before lead the way. We
can likely get control of the ship from there."


On 10/15/09, Aaron Clausen <mightymartianca at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> [GM]
> >> "I don't think that will be possible." the woman says. She flings
> >> the door shut and simply stands there. After a moment or two
> >> everyone hears a strange hissing coming from an air vent in the
> >> wall, and barely visible orange gas begins to come through. There
> >> is the faint smell of lemons.
> >>
> >> "Don't worry." she says. "You will all be fine in a few minutes
> >> now. Then you can meet the Captain."
> >> [/GM]
> > [Alex]
> > Thinking the woman is pretty stupid, Alex pops the faceplate of her
> > helmet down and activates life support. She draws the pump pistol and
> > grabs the woman, "You want to open the door right now."
> > [/Alex]
> [GM]
> The woman looks blankly at Alex.  "No." she says simply.
> [/GM]
> > [Talas]
> > Talas casts Breath without Air. Then waits to see what happens.
> > [/Talas]
> > [Koba]
> > Caught off guard again makes Koba realise why no one else ever takes
> > off their armor. As the gas pours into the room, Koba ignores the
> > woman and quickly looks for his pack of belongings. Rummaging through
> > them as quickly as possible, he searches for his gasmask to put on.
> > Hopefully, before the gas overtakes him. As soon as he gets it on, he
> > will concentrate and try to get a sense of the electronics in the
> > room and running through the walls. Hopfully something will stand out
> > to him as a control to either the vent or the door. If he has no
> > success with that, he will try to contain the vent and as much of the
> > gas as he can in a forcefield.
> > [/Koba]
> > [Talas]
> > Upon noticing Koba's sudden concern over the gas, Talas steps over to
> > him puts his hand on Koba's shoulder and casts Breath without air.
> > "This might be of some help Mr. Koba."
> > [/Talas]
> [GM]
> Koba can't make much sense of the electronics.  The force field, on the
> other hand, is more successful.  There's still gas in the room, however.
> [/GM]
> > [Raven]
> > Raven did not have environmental armour or a sealed helmet! She held
> > her breath for as long as she could and raised her gun to the woman,
> > ready for fire.
> > [/Raven]
> [Carlos]
> Carlos puts on his helmet.  He looks over to Raven.  "Don't worry, we'll
> be out of here in a jiffy."
> [/Carlos]
> > [Lyle]
> > Lyle's rolls his eyes, this is going from bad to worse. He grabs his
> > pack and pulls his mask just as Koba does the same. He feels like a
> > fool for thinking he was safe on the sub, but up to this point he had
> > no reason to believe otherwise. When his mask is on, he unclips his
> > pistol strap but keeps it holstered.
> >
> > "Do not kill the crew members. They are being controlled. When get
> > out, follow me."
> > [/Lyle]
> [Carlos]
> "We'll do our best." Carlos replies hesitantly.  "But if its them or
> us..."  He doesn't finish his sentence.
> [/Carlos]
> > [Owen]
> > Deciding that standing around and waiting for the gas to affect the
> > party is a less effective use of time, Owen will keep his gun trained
> > at the crew and move to open the door. "Lets get out of this room
> > before the gas affects those of us without a gasmask."
> > [/Owen]
> > [Koba]
> > After Talas lays his hands on Koba, his anxiety subsides somewhat.
> > Now that the crewmember threatening them has weapons trained on her,
> > he can activley try to get the party out of the room. Seeing the
> > cover beside the door which could house the electronics, Koba will
> > open it and try to short circut the door to open.
> > [/Koba]
> [GM]
> This room was never designed to be a prison cell, and it proves
> relatively easy to shortcircuit the very basic electronic lock.
> The door slides open revealing the cramped passage.  There is an eery
> silence.
> "But you have to wait for the Captain." the crew member says weakly,
> then simply falls in behind the others.
> Suddenly the deck trembles, and the sub dips towards the stern.
> Standing is impossible and everyone tumbles towards the next hatch.  No
> one is seriously injured, but there are still a few bruises.  The
> submarine seems to be diving.  The hull can be heard moaning as the
> outside pressure builds.
> [/GM]
> [Carlos]
> "Alright, Lyle." Carlos says, trying to right himself.  "Where are we
> going?"
> [/Carlos]
> [GM]
> Suddenly a female voice comes over the loudspeaker.  "This is your
> Control.  Repeat.  This is Control.  Report any crew not yet
> assimilated.  Prepare for boarding."
> "I must report." the young crew member says.
> [/GM]
> --
> Aaron Clausen
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