[Taocow PBEM] Book 3 - Chapter V
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Fri Oct 14 15:28:51 UTC 2011
"Why would I want to go to be judged?" Alex responds. "Seems like there
is a lot to lose and little to gain that way. My understanding is that
the New German Republic is somewhere to the south of here. I have never
been there but there is a lot of information available about them in the
ooc: Her thought process is that some tin plate "king" will only see her
having shot his knights. She sees the most likely results as death and
better to just try to get down to the NGR and work as a mercenary.
On 10/13/2011 16:04, Aaron Clausen wrote:
> OOC: And now on to a new chapter...
> The company makes their way out of the tunnel and to the surface.
> Though Alex and Lady Frost have seen the sight above, the others have
> not. The forest has literally engulfed the land all about, and the
> grassy plain where they had fought the Splugorth minions a few hours
> before is nowhere to be seen. It is night now, and off in the
> distance can be heard a strange, almost angry buzzing.
> [Father Montessoro]
> The Wolfen priest listens for a moment, and then says urgently to
> everyone else, "We must be on our way before the sun sets, or we shall
> be attacked. Pay your last respects to your comrade." he says,
> pointing to a mound in the distance, that has a white cross atop it.
> [/Father Montessoro]
> As the company approaches the mound they can see written on it "EQUES
> POPULO * REQUIEM IN PACE".
> With the Father's urging they press on, making for the grassy plain
> that must lay somewhere ahead. It is a full ten minutes before they
> reach it. Here and there they can still see smoldering wreckage of
> the Kittani aircraft, and other vast scorch marks. Fires burn off in
> the distance, and, as the sun sets, they can see a vast column of
> smoke from several miles to the west.
> The knights are aghast. "They're burning towns. Those filthy
> Splugorth are burning towns."
> One of them turns to the company. "We must hasten northward to New
> Camelot. Will you come to be judged. We shall speak in your defense
> and tell how you fought the Splugorth? You have among you a noble
> from across the Ocean. We can also tend to your injured."
> He points to the elf, Arsandel, who shivers violently after the loss
> of his arm, and to Lieutenant Etta Alma, the pilot of the submarine
> that had brought them to England, who has yet to regain consciousness.
> "We will not prevent you from going your way." he says. "Indeed we
> could not. But it is the law of our land that those who walk in it
> seek the leave of the King or His lords."
> "I've said my piece." Louissa says. "I think we should head for New
> Camelot. Alex can plead her case, and the Ambassador of my kingdom
> will speak in her behalf. Then we can find some rest, resupply and
> figure out what to do next."
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