[Taocow PBEM] [Ted, Alex, Lyle, Owen, Carlos and Louissa] Book 3 - Chapter III - Submarine Forward

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 21:28:40 BST 2010

OOC: Hoping Owen and Carlos's players haven't gone too far, either!
Come on guys, where are yoooooooooouuuuuuuu?

> > [GM]
> > With one final scream of "Srepeels eht nekawa ton od...  Live on od!"
> > the... entity or whatever it is disappears with a flash of light.  The
> >  company is again left in the tomb-like silence of the sub.
> > [/GM]

> > [Louissa]
> > "Wow!"  Louissa exclaims.  "What in the frack was that?  And what
> >  the heck was it saying?  I think we need to start getting some
> > answers.  Do you think there's any way of just waking up one of
> >  these guys?"
> > [/Louissa]

> [Ted]
> "So does it want us to awaken this Arsandel or is it warning us not
> to awaken him? Her?" the lizard man asks, realizing they would likely
> need to check the ship's manifest in order to identify any of the sleepers.
> [/Ted]

> [Alex]
> "Don't you wish that these entities would communicate in pictures
> instead of languages which we don't understand," the red headed scout
> states. "So where do we go from here."
> [/Alex]

> [Ted]
> "We need to find out more about these sleepers," the lizard man
> suggests. "Owen, can you read auras, sense evil and magic--or
> something like that?"
> [/Ted]

Owen shakes his head.  "No, can't do that."

> [Alex]
> "Maybe there is some written information somewhere that we can find
> something," Alex responds. She is going to look through files. "If
> somebody has any computer skills, maybe somebody can get the
> computers on and check them."
> [/Alex]

While Alex looks through the paper files, Louissa sits down at a terminal
and begins trying to get into the system.

The files all seem to be automatically generated reports on the area
around England and Western Europe; technology levels, "supernaturalism"
levels, size of settlements, numbers of apparently large settlements.
There are also what look like several detailed blueprints of something
that looks like a big rectangular block, but made up of several different
decks, with some sort of an engine room, and something called a
"wormhole drive".

"Okay," she says after several minutes of cursing under her breath.
"From what I can tell, and this is going from left to right, the two end ones
belong to people named Lieutenant Daxia Holling, Engineering and
Lieutenant Commander Zaelrae Thaelaen, apparently third in command
of the ship TS Pruffian.  Both of them are dead, one apparently from
severe blunt trauma to the head, the other from a failed hibernation
pod.  Then there's someone called Yeoman Galway Four-four-eight,
who was in the "Supernaturalism" section.  The next is named Ambaffador
Louis Xavier Zane,  I think that must be Ambassador.  The next is named
Arsandel, has suffered some internal injuries and hibernation is keeping him
alive.  The last is Lieutenant Etta Alma, who is something called a Farseeker.
Got that Koba?"

Alex recalls her probings of the hibernation pods that had living beings
in them:

> The semi-sentient being is of low experience, has no magic, has
> psychic abilities of a high PPE.  There is no possessing entity, and a
> fairly substantial aberration.
> The being in the next chamber is medium level of experience, has
> magic, has no psychic abilities, there is no possessing entity and no
> aberrations.
> The third being is of high experience, has magic, has no psychic
> abilities, there is no possessing entity but there is an aberration.
> The forth being is of high experience, has no magic abilities, has
> psychic abilities of a high PPE.  There is no possessing entity and no
> aberrations.

Aaron Clausen
mightymartianca at gmail.com

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