[Taocow PBEM] [Everyone but Alex and Louissa] Book 3 - Chapter V - England

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
Wed Feb 9 21:05:20 GMT 2011

> > [GM]
> > While Louissa beats a stealthy path towards one of the villages, the
> > rest of the company disembarks, glad to be leaving the ocean behind,
> > though mindful of the dangers nearby.
> > [/GM]

> ooc: Being that Alex is a ranger, I think she would have as well?

OOC: I agree...

Alex joins Louissa.

> > [GM]
> > The storm behind them seems to be gaining new strength, and the rift,
> > despite being underwater, is glowing bright enough that it is giving the
> > ocean beyond a dim bluish hue, like an underwater lightbulb.
> > [/GM]

> [Ted]
> Ted covers the others as they reach the shore and then follows.
> [/Ted]

> [Justin]
> Justin will pick up Osiris, jump to the beach, set him, down, and jump back
> to the sub. He'll repeat as needed to ferry the unconscious people over.
> [/Justin]

> [Carlos]
> Carlos will grab Etta, then swim to the beach while keeping her above
> water, then haul her up the hillside.
> [/Carlos]

> [Owen]
> Owen will also follow the others, rifle at the ready.
> [/Owen]

> > [GM]
> > Within a few minutes the beach is left behind as the company makes their
> > way up the hillside.  It is a good half mile until the company reaches
> > the top.  At the top, they can more clearly see the battle being waged
> > below, or more accurately an invasion.  The defenders, made up of maybe
> > two dozen armored vehicles, a few Triax power armor and perhaps sixty
> > armed men and women who, by the looks of it, are more likely local
> > militia than any kind of regular army.  They are woefully outnumbered,
> > and appear to be making for some sort of hill fort perhaps four or five
> > miles away as a last stand.
> >
> > Ahead of the company lies a land of rolling hills.  It's too dark to see
> > many features, but what is visible is what looks like a caravan of
> > people and vehicles moving slowly inland and away from the coast.
> > Numbers are hard to estimate, but there are perhaps a hundred people on
> > foot and about two dozen vehicles.  They are heading roughly northwest
> > and are about a half a mile away.  To the east and curving in a wide arc
> > to the north is what looks like a forest, the nearest eaves of which are
> > perhaps a mile away.
> >
> > Then the company sees three of dreaded Splugorth Slaver barges swooping
> > down on the caravan.  There is intermittent gunfire, but these people
> > look ill-equipped for a prolonged firefight, and it seems likely that
> > many will be captured.  The only upside to this is that the Slavers seem
> > unaware of the company, and if they use some stealth they might be able
> > to reach the cover of the forest undetected.
> >
> > Louissa and Alex, however, have not yet returned.
> > [/GM]

"If was in any shape, I'd be in the middle of that right now." Osiris
says sadly.
"But I'm no position to get there. What say the rest of you?  For the forest,
or do we try to kick some Slaver ass?  At the very least we should get a hold of
Alex and Louissa."

Aaron Clausen
mightymartianca at gmail.com

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