[Taocow PBEM] [Vesper] Book 3 - Chapter XII - Journey to the Millennium Tree

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
Tue Jun 11 20:01:08 UTC 2013

OOC: Wrong subject on original post. Apologies.

>>> [Vesper]
>>> He inspects the pyramid and darkness trying to get a more knowledgable feel
>>> for what exactly it could be.
>>> [/Vesper]

>> [GM]
>> The pyramid is clearly channeling both energy from the nexus and from
>> whatever lies beyond the rift. The lack of response from the tree
>> makes it seem likely that the pyramid is somehow suppressing the
>> tree's powers or its command of the ley line. Any further
>> investigation is going to be very hard from this far away.
>> As Vesper and the scouts observe the situation, they don't notice Alex
>> coming up the hill, and they don't notice her take aim and open fire
>> on one of the Powerlord commanders below. They do see the shot hit.
>> One of the scouts turns to Vesper, his jaw slack. He immediately opens
>> a channel to command. "Someone has engaged the enemy. Repeat! Someone
>> has engaged the enemy."
>> He then turns back to Vesper. "Sir, we may need to vacate this position."
>> Even as the scout speaks, Vesper sees the Powerlord commanders below
>> dividing a unit; one half to take on an emboldened group of defenders
>> behind the makeshift wall, and another setting up an artillery piece,
>> looking as if they're going to aim it near their position.
>> [/GM]

> [Vesper]
> "Oh son of a bitch !  were clearing out now."
> "So much for surprise." Vesper fumed most definitely keeping to the shadows
> but needing to help protect the men who had risked coming up here with him.
> He pops off some clouds of smoke to cover the area and make it harder to
> target his allies.  He looks around for the one who shot at the enemy.
> [/Vesper]

The cloud does seem to work. The Splugorth minions are firing, but
it's pretty random.

One of the scouts points out Alex to Vesper. He wouldn't have seen her
on his own.

> [Vesper]
> Vesper tries and protect her from that artillery and other attacks by putting an energy
> field between her and the Splugorth's position [180MD protection near nexus].
> [/Vesper]

Vesper raises that energy field in the nick of time as a high
explosive mortar round hits within thirty feet of Alex's position
[Damage: 60 MD from High Explosive Mortar rounds, courtesy of
Kitsune's website!].

> [Vesper]
> Activating his Naruni FF knowing he might need it as he retreats.
> [/Vesper]

The scouts waste no time getting back down the hill, though one
remains hidden at the top to act as point man.

They arrive at the bottom of the hill just in time to see the first
Kydians cresting the hill. There's a brief exchange of fire from the
New Camelot point man, and then the point man ceases firing; whether
hit or trying to escape can't be determined.

Aaron Clausen
mightymartianca at gmail.com

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