[Taocow PBEM] [Alex and Vesper] Book 3 - Chapter X - The Quest For Louissa

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
Wed Jan 2 21:00:49 UTC 2013

OOC: Oops, sent under wrong subject, resending...

>> [GM]
>> Alex feels her dagger quiver as the monster approaches. Combat seems
>> inevitable as the tentacled horror raises itself up...
>> And then there's a blinding flash of light and a great cloud of smoke.
>> As Alex and Vesper's senses return, standing there is the little girl
>> that had been with them when they came to New Camelot; the little girl
>> that Ted had insisted on bringing from the dwarf cave.
>> "You are Ted Smythe's companions." the girl says in a child's voice.
>> "We must find him and continue on. You will help."
>> The village men get over their astonishment, and then raise their
>> weapons. "This is no girl." one man says. "Kill this thing. It has
>> murdered old folk, women and children."
>> The cries go up. "Kill it! Kill it! Kill it!"
>> Alex's dagger still quivers.
>> [/GM]

> [Vesper]
> Vesper knows the creature is still the same using illusions or
> shapeshifting to fool their minds.
> He had almost forgotten till then that he had an entire rod of cold
> iron for use in dispelling illusions. Still he had planned for the spear
> head which was ready.  He threw the spear knowing that even if he missed
> his familiar would use telekinesis to have the spear strike from behind.
> Vesper engaged his forcefield belt.
> [/Vesper]

> [Alex]
> Telepathically, Alex will ask her dagger, /What is going on?/
> [/Alex]

Alex's dagger replies in her mind /An ancient evil. I hunger for its
potent soul, though it may be too strong./

As Alex's dagger communicates with her, Vesper's spear races to the
little girl. A combination of Vesper's lack of skill and the less than
perfect spear itself means he goes wide of the mark. Vesper's familiar
then takes over, using its telekinetic power to seize the spear and
jam it into the creature [Strike: 11].

The girl leaps out of the way of the spear [Dodge: 15], raises her
hand and cries something in something that sounds like
"Kzzzkrakpulkurzak!" and a net of glowing fibers appears [Strike: 16],
which Vesper easily dodges [Dodge: 21].

In the distance they hear a laser weapon fire, and the man near the
stables' gun is blown away. Moments later he falls to the ground.

Aaron Clausen
mightymartianca at gmail.com

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