[Taocow PBEM] Book 3 - Chapter II

Aaron Corley marjannec at netzero.com
Thu Jan 14 21:29:32 GMT 2010

"Maybe there is a shaft to the trash compactor. When the stormtroopers arrive, we might need it," Ted says before he walks toward the other open hatch with his rail gun ready, looking cautiously around for signs of ambush or anything that might come in handy. 

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From: Aaron Clausen <mightymartianca at gmail.com>
To: The Tao of Cow Rifts PBEM <taocowpbem at zork.net>
Subject: Re: [Taocow PBEM] Book 3 - Chapter II
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 12:42:39 -0800

As Carlos walks through the door, the gateway seems to flash, and then in the blink of an eye it closes.  They are now standing in those cold, damp passageway.  It stretches about a hundred feet ahead, ending at a sealed hatch, and about seventy feet back to another hatch that is open. Beyond the open hatch they can only see brighter lights, and then what might be movement, a shadow walking in front of a distant light and then disappearing.  There's a dull clanging sound from the direction of the open hatch.

As to the passage itself, other than various pipes, there are no doors, save for a single one marked "Airlock" by a flickering yellow light.  The floor is made up of removable grates, and below can be glimpsed more pipes. The place feels very old and in disrepair, and it's some wonder that it's still watertight.

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