[Taocow PBEM] Book 3 - Chapter III
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Tue Jul 27 11:39:28 BST 2010
" I don't like the idea of that tunnel. We should try to make for the
surface somewhere. See if we can go along the coast away from town."
On Jul 27, 2010, at 1:26 AM, Kitsune <kitsunefx at netzero.net> wrote:
> Alex suggests, "We may want to try to go for the tunnel.
> She keeps a careful watch on the mini-submarine if she can.
> Aaron Clausen wrote:
>> "The votes seem to be for the shipwreck." Louissa says, biting
>> her lip, obviously nervous as she glances between the wreck
>> and the surface above. With a sigh, she steers the boat
>> towards the wreck, with a bit more skill, but with no ease.
>> As they close in on the wreck they can see more clearly the
>> kind of ship it once was, some sort of vast tanker. It looks to
>> have been torn almost in half, it's hull stretched like butter
>> spread too thin. It looked more like it had been pulled apart
>> than cut into or damaged by explosion.
>> The vast maw of its split hull opens up before them, the interior
>> black as night. A large basking shark looks at them indifferently
>> as they enter the ruined ship's hull, and suddenly all light is
>> Louissa fumbles for the lights, and the enormous interior
>> is revealed. Details are difficult to see, with the inner hull
>> encrusted. Louissa moves the boat as deep into the
>> interior, as far as she dares, and gently sets the boat down
>> on to the sediment-covered floor. She turns the lights out
>> in the hopes of avoiding being seen.
>> Minutes pass without any sign of anything. Those minutes
>> turn into half an hour. Suddenly there is a distant sound,
>> a faint pinging. It comes and goes, and then, after perhaps
>> a half an hour it disappears.
>> It has now been a full hour under the water, and everyone
>> begins to feel a little faint, the air growing heavy and
>> stale. A red light begins to blink on the console, and a
>> voice speaks urgently in a strange language.
>> "We've got to get out of here and to the surface." she
>> says. "I think we're running out of air."
>> Even as Louissa speaks, they see beams of light in the
>> distance, outside the sunken ship but sweeping back
>> and forth. Those with sixth sense feel danger, but it's
>> not necessary, the party seems stuck between a rock
>> and a hard place.
>> One of the beams flashes over top of their boat,
>> narrowly missing illuminating them. It does, however,
>> seem to illuminate something further back in the
>> ruined hold of the wreck. There's another vessel,
>> a small submarine by the looks of it, about twenty
>> feet long, height hard to determine because it's
>> buried in sediment. After the beam of light
>> moves away, the sub disappears into the blackness,
>> but everyone can almost swear they see a red light
>> start blinking from the direction of that sub.
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> then we are a sorry lot indeed -
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