[Taocow PBEM] [Alex, Justin and Vesper] Book 3 - Chapter IX - The Sewers
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Wed Sep 19 21:27:45 UTC 2012
On 09/18/2012 15:59, Aaron Clausen wrote:
>>>>> Justin shakes his head. "What does this strange creature mean by 'Two
>>>>> Ted's, one Ted, one not Ted'? And where did it take them?"
>>>> Vesper looks to Justin, "Could mean a doppleganger, or perhaps a
>>>> shapeshifter pretending to be Ted, Possessing entities have been known
>>>> to pretend to be who they posses. Any number of things pretend
>>>> to walk as men or d bees."
>>> "So where's the real Ted, and where's the... not-Ted?" Justin asks.
>>>> "I don't know, I was just a private in the CS army. I would like to talk
>>>> to her however," Alex states. "Can you help us find her. She is my
>>>> friend and I worry about her."
>>> Glef stops crying. "Friend?" he asks. "Friend of Louissa? Friend of
>>> Louissa is friend of mine!"
>>> Glef leaps to his feet. "Must be careful. But you follow me, up
>>> stairs, through dirt. I point you where she and Ted go!"
>>> He runs back towards the stairs, then turns. "You coming? Show you
>>> where Louissa and Ted go! Come come come!"
>> "Radio the others they might be with the fake Ted !'
>> He then followed Glef, "Yes, were Louissa's friends."
>> "Yes, please, show us where," responds the red headed
>> wilderness scout. She is not real comfortable in these
>> tunnels but what does one do.
> Justin nods, turns on his transmitter to high power to compensate for
> the underground environment. "Oz, Sir Prrcyvel. Lizard man may not be
> Ted. Repeat. Lizard man with you may not be Ted."
> The frog-man leads the three companions and the two dogs up the
> stairs. After a few feet, they find themselves in a cave-in of loose
> and recently disturbed earth. Glef urges them on, and they find
> themselves digging through loose soil. Justin takes the lead and with
> ease creates enough of a passage that the company is through in about
> fifteen minutes.
> They pop their heads through the last bit of soil, and find that they
> are in a small stand of oak trees, devoid of their leaves [OOC: it's
> winter]. To the south, through the trunks of the trees, they can make
> out the north wall of New Camelot. The wall is about three hundred
> feet away.
> To the west, perhaps fifty feet, is a large pipe that feeds into a
> river. This is probably the end of the sewer, though the water doesn't
> seem to give off a powerful odor.
> To the east of them is a wide road that runs north-south, ending at a
> high gate in the wall. Even at this early hour there is traffic on the
> road. In fact, a lot of traffic. There must be thirty vehicles,
> everything from jeeps to trucks to even a couple of ox-drawn carts.
> The people look tired and scared, and several New Camelot soldiers are
> walking up and down the road. It looks as if there has been a ruckus
> recently. A truck and a wagon have been overturned, and it looks like
> they were struck by gunfire.
> The company sees several people in chains, with about a dozen city
> guards surrounding them, one of them shouting out "... and these are
> your rights in the Kingdom of New Camelot. Any questions?".
> To the north this stand of trees ends at a wide open field, and beyond
> is another thicker stand of trees. Beyond that, in the distance, can
> be glimpsed fields and villages.
> "I left them here." Glef says. "Me not know where they went, but Third
> Ear says north, far from city." He eyes the guards in the distance
> nervously. "Me like to leave now, okay?"
> Justin surveys the area. "Well..." he says, looking to Vesper and
> Alex. "Any idea where they might have gone?"
The scout whispers to Justin, "I don't like slaves."
She will walk straight up to the guards however and state, "I am looking
for two individuals. I am hoping that you have seen them. I am on the
She will describe them if they don't act too hostile or seem to be able
Otherwise, providing that there are no problems, she will look for some
kind of trail.
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