[Taocow PBEM] [Koba] Book 3 - Chapter III - Engine Room
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Thu Sep 16 12:43:18 BST 2010
"I think that Etta is our best choice unless she is the one who could
be possessed. I can try to wake her up by herself but I can't
On Sep 14, 2010, at 4:03 PM, Aaron Clausen <mightymartianca at gmail.com>
>>> It's then that Koba, looking over the wreckage, spies what looks
>>> a torn and water-damaged book, shoved up between two coolant lines.
>>> He can just make out the writing on the cover... "Diary of Etta
>> Flipping through the book, Koba will try to see if it is written in a
>> language he understands. Maybe it is the log of repairs or at least
>> info on what they got themselves into on this sub. Koba will make
>> his way
>> back to the control room and see if any of the information on the
>> ship has
>> either symbols or insignia belonging to a kingdom or group anyone
> The book is written in American, though the dialect and spelling are
> a little
> odd and make it hard at points to sort out the words. Making it
> is the dense, cramped writing. There really isn't time to go
> through it very
> well, but a brief perusal reveals some facts.
> - Etta Alma is/was something called a "starship farseeker", apparently
> a navigator of some kind on a ship named the TS Pruffian Warlord,
> the use of the letter "f" suggests it's probably TS Prussian Warlord.
> - She was apparently born on Mars, specifically the Cassinni-Pasteur
> Prefecture of the Arabia Terra province of the Martian Subfederation
> of the
> Terran Federation. Apparently Elves as well as humans are quite
> on Mars, Earth and the Jovian Subfederation.
> - The TS Prussian had been on a mission on to the world Palladion,
> to meet in negotiations with a powerful local leader, someone named
> Arsendel, said to be considered a powerful "supernatural scientist".
> On the way back, Arsendel seized control of the ship, but in the
> damaged the "wormhole drive", killing nearly a hundred crew and
> the ship "sideways through co-dimensionality".
> - The Earth that the ship found was described as a chaotic post-
> world, filled with "supernaturalism" and dominated by "supernatural
> scientists." Arsendel, apparently as frightened as anyone, begged for
> peace with the commander of the ship, but was arrested, while a number
> of missions to the surface were made, all unsuccessful, with killer
> satellites, apparently, destroying or so heavily damaging them that
> crashed into the surface, save for Etta's craft, which managed a
> somewhere around England, making contact with New Camelot, and
> bringing an embassy from King Arr'thu to the ship.
> - Arsendel managed to escape, murdered several crew, including the
> ship's senior "farseeker", rendering the farseeker "discorporealized".
> He forced Etta and three crew to help him, a traitor named Zaelrae
> (apparently of half-Palladion Elvish/half Terran Elvish ancestry) to
> to the surface of Earth, taking the New Camelot ambassador with them
> as a means to communicate with the locals.
> - The landing shuttle was heavily damaged, and crashed in the Atlantic
> off the coast of Africa. The submarine the crew are in was apparently
> one of the craft stored in the shuttle. Unfortunately for Arsendel
> everyone else), the "discorporealized farseeker" tagged along, and in
> a battle with Arsendel, the sub's reactor was heavily damaged.
> injured, feared that Etta and her fellow crew would overpower them,
> about to force them into hibernation.
> That's where the diary ends.
>> "Is everyone alright? I heard some scuffling" Koba says with
>> concern. "We
>> may need to bring one of the crew out of the hybernation pods. We
>> need a
>> real sub mechanic to fix this thing, and they better be good. Even
>> then I
>> hope we can even get the thing moving. There is nothing I can
>> really fix in
>> the engine room. Anyone find out if any of the people in
>> hibernation are the
>> engineer or better yet an 'Etta Alma'?"
> Louissa responds, "No names at all. I think we're going to have to
> look on
> the computers.
> Aaron Clausen
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