[Taocow PBEM] Book 3 - Chapter XIV
karl.prosek at gmail.com
Mon Dec 23 16:20:41 UTC 2013
Woohoo! Airship! I don't have anything to add, other than I hope at
least one of the NPCs will be named Cid.
On Sun, Dec 22, 2013 at 3:50 PM, Aaron Clausen
<mightymartianca at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> The mouthy soldier gulps and pulls a rag out of his pocket.
>>>>> "Here you go, er... Miss. Where exactly is this New Tormuk?"
>>>>> None of the men seem to have any more desire to grope or be
>>>>> suggestive, and all stare in wonder, fear, and a bit of growing
>> Anne cocks her head, as if listening to something no one else can
>> hear, and then points downward at an angle to the floor. "Roughly 43
>> million light years that way. MUCH shorter by rift." She breaks down
>> her rifle and gives it a good cleaning. As she does so, she explains
>> a bit further "My people are a bit new to interstellar space travel,
>> and all the good real estate around our home world is already taken.
>> So we're focusing on other dimensions and alternate timelines for
>> expansion. The Explorer Corps is tasked with charting worlds nearby
>> via Rifts and locating uninhabited versions of nearby worlds for
>> colonization. Earth is too populated and too far away to be a good
>> prospect, but this place is an incredible hub of Rift activity, and
>> is worth an in-depth look."
>> [Anne OOC]
>> While the rifle looks NOTHING like a Naruni design externally,
>> internally is another matter. It looks like someone took the guts
>> from half a dozen Naruni heavy weapons, threw out most of them \ and
>> combined the good parts into a single oversized rifle. The rifle
>> uses very oversized plasma cartridges (bigger than Naruni produces),
>> and the entire forward third is a massive magnetic coil. Where a
>> Naruni rifle has a 2 inch inner muzzle diameter, this one's inner
>> diameter is only about a half inch. But the cartridges it fires are
>> nearly three inches in diameter.
>> [/Anne OOC]
>>>> Looking at Anne, Alex responds, "Not a true sniper but a
>>>> markswoman myself. I have been working as the team's armorer as
>>>> well. More of a ranger myself however. Pleased to make your
>>>> acquaintance?" Her JA-12 is a pretty good sized rifle as well.
>>>> Any strange reaction out of her dagger?
>> "Good to meet you. Depending on how we work together, we might be
>> able to form a scout/sniper sub-team."
>> [Anne OOC]
>> Anne's weapon is a "rifle" only by courtesy. It might be more
>> accurate to refer to it as a sniper cannon. It's larger than the
>> sorts of rifles that many powered armor suits carry.
>> [/Anne OOC]
> [Jacek the Borg]
> The full conversion borg looks at Alex and Anne, and while his face is made
> of inscrutable steel, there seems to be an approving air about it. "A sniper
> team might be a very useful thing." he says in his perfectly pitched Euro
> accent. "We have enough men here for a decent combat unit, and scouts and
> snipers would serve us very well."
> [/Jacek the Borg]
>>>> "It is my understanding," von Schellburg says, "that you wish to go to a
>>>> dwarf colony in eastern Wales, for ze cold iron. I trade with them
>>>> regularly, and I can be there in a day or two... providing there are no,
>>>> how do you say, obstacles."
>>> Vesper introduces himself to any newcomers. "An airship this should
>>> be interesting." He smiles to Alex and then to the others. "Were
>>> going to get some more cold iron on the way I hope."
>> "Ted Smythe," the lizard man states, introducing himself in a slight
>> Australian accent. He stands only five feet tall and its covered in
>> brown scales. He has dark eyes with a faded web of scars around his
>> left. He is clad in a dark hooded robe that covers everything but
>> his head, hands, combat boots and the last foot or so of his tail.
>> He carries a rifle and sword.
> The blond-haired woman, perhaps eighteen or nineteen, smiles at Anne. "My
> name Louissa. I'm originally from a small kingdom in North America called
> New Poughkeepsie."
>>>> von Schellburg nods. "That is ze goal, though you'd best have some
>>>> credits. I give you and your friends transport because the Druids ask,
>>>> but maybe ze dwarves will not be so generous."
>>>> The captain turns to the newcomer, Anne. "With ze gun like that, I'd
>>>> wager you will prove useful. You come with us, no?"
>>>> The old druid with the odd glow seeming to emanate from his skin, who
>>>> had been sleeping soundly, pops one eye wide open. "I think I shall go
>>>> as well. A trip in an airship sounds like fun, and I haven't been to the
>>>> land of Cymru for many years now."
>>>> The council of Druids look at the old man oddly. "If it is the will of
>>>> Captain von Schellburg and these adventurers, we have no objection."
>>>> The head of the council looks to Ted. "We believe your illness will
>>>> become much worse soon. Do not tarry long, and if you cannot obtain the
>>>> cold iron, then you must go north as soon as possible, without this
>>>> thing in girl's form."
>> Ted nods grimly. "Thank you for all you have done for us so far, Master
>> Druid," he states.
> The head of the council nods and smiles, perhaps sadly. "I see a great fate
> wrapped around you and your friends. You go with our blessing, and with what
> help we can offer. We shall send word to those of our order throughout the
> Isles, and if you can find them in Tree, stream or cavern, they shall offer
> you aid."
>> The red haired ranger does smile a lot at Vesper. Been quite a while
>> since she had a romance.
>> "In the Coalition, we were suppose to avoid all magic as being the
>> work of evil. As such, never seen an airship although heard a bit
>> about them. A bit nervous about them as a result."
> [Jacek the Borg]
> "It is not so different where I come from." the borg says. "The New German
> Republic has little love of casters of spells and the like. And yet I spent
> a decade serving a man who used those forces to keep his people safe."
> [/Jacek the Borg]
> "Then good luck to you all." the chief of the council says. "If all goes
> well, you should be back here in a few days to pick up the girl-thing. If
> you do not return, we will hold her as long as we can, though her
> imprisonment is... taxing."
> OOC: If there's anything else the characters need or want to talk about, put
> it here. Otherwise, sometime in the next few days the company will be
> boarding an airship!
> Aaron Clausen
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