[Taocow PBEM] [Alex and Vesper] Book 3 - Chapter X - The Quest For Louissa
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Mon Dec 24 20:05:24 UTC 2012
On 2012-12-19, at 1:09 PM, Aaron Clausen <mightymartianca at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Vesper remembers the conversation between Sir Prrcyvel and Justin
>>> discussing a creature named a Nakron. His knowledge of lore is good
>>> enough to know that this creature the woman describes may be a Nakron.
>>> Vesper recalls them to be a foul and demonic race said to be related
>>> to the Old Ones, either of a lesser grouping or perhaps their
>>> offspring. They were terrors in the ancient wars in the youngest days
>>> of Elf and Dwarf on the world known as Palladium; shape-shifters who
>>> used their mystical and psionic powers to great effect, often taking
>>> on the forms of chieftains and kings that they would slay and take the
>>> place of. They were said to have been eradicated from the Megaverse
>>> many eons ago. Many races united together to destroy them, for though
>>> they are perhaps ageless, they are not indestructible, and may be
>>> destroyed by a blade made of the Black Iron of Morbidun.
>>> Vesper and Alex [OOC: assuming Vesper fills Alex in on what they might
>>> be facing] also remember that Vesper has a spear point in his
>>> possession which was said to be made of "black iron".
>>> The woman waits impatiently while Vesper fills Alex in. Finally she
>>> says, greatly exasperated, "Shall I lead you to my son, or will you
>>> talk of these things all day?"
>> Vesper casts a sense evil spell and looks to the woman and her children
>> briefly especially after recalling that the beast was a shapeshifter.
>> "Yes, take us to your son."
> Vesper senses no evil in the woman.
>> "We can talk as we walk," Alex responds. "We only have trouble chewing
>> gum and walking at the same time."
> The woman wipes her eyes, stands up and checks the lantern. "Follow
> close to me." she says, and with that she heads back the way she came.
> The lamp's effect is positively strange. While spacial dimensions
> seemed completely out of whack when Alex and Vesper were watching her
> walk towards them, under the influence of the lamps "light", they seem
> to be walking in a straight line. The fog seems to part before them,[GM]
It's hard to survey the camp or the carnage. Off in the distance a number of women are herding children towards what looks like another arch. An old man is furiously trying to start an old jeep as a teenage boy tries to swing a rail gun mounted on the back around to fire at the creature. A woman is crying over a man whose
> As Vesper's and Alex's eyes become accustomed, they see a large
> encampment. There are perhaps thirty tents, perhaps a dozen vehicles
> ranging from a beat up but still very serviceable military transport
> down to a couple of motorbikes.
> And there is absolute chaos. There are bodies on the ground, some
> literally torn asunder. Some of the victims are children. In the midst
> of it is a horrifying creature of yellow mottled flesh and tentacles,
> yellowish ooze like they had seen back in the sewers all over it and
> the ground. A number of men, some badly injured, are firing at it, as
> its tentacles whip around and with little effort decapitate one of
> It's hard to survey the camp or the carnage. Off in the distance a
> number of women are herding children towards what looks like another
> arch. An old man is furiously trying to start an old jeep as a teenage
> boy tries to swing a rail gun mounted on the back around to fire at
> the creature. A woman is crying over a man whose legs look to have
> been severed. Over by the stables a man with half his arm missing,
> blood still dripping from the stump, is pointing a gun at something
> inside the stables.
> The sight is so horrifying that even Alex and Vesper, seasoned
> adventurers though they be, are momentarily stunned.
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