[Taocow PBEM] Book 3 - Chapter XII - Journey to the Millennium Tree
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Tue Jun 18 12:55:27 UTC 2013
I'm good to go.
On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 5:41 PM, Peter Perkins <riftsgm at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Vesper opens the door to the APC and ushers everyone in collecting Mr
> Slithers and smiling at seeing Alex again.
> He helps carry the wounded scout inside as well. "I am so ready to get out
> of here now."
> To the elemental he thanks it and has it as one last act create fog along
> the hill top to cover their getaway before sending the
> elemental back home knowing they do not like to be bound long.
> "I am glad your ok." He said to Alex.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Aaron Clausen <mightymartianca at gmail.com>
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>>>> 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 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!].
>>>> Activating his Naruni FF knowing he might need it as he retreats.
>>> 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.
>> "That was Alex." He said straining to look up towards the energy field
>> he last saw her. "I am not leaving her behind." He says to Oz, "I told her
>> would take her to a beach, she even said she would wear a bikini." He
>> his head angrily, "I am not going to be made a liar, that lovely coalition
>> deserves a day where she doesn't have to worry about the world coming down
>> around her !" Using the vehicle as cover and feeling the heavy pulse of
>> the nexus
>> he summoned up a lesser air elemental.
> A vaporous light blue cloud with two shining eyes and a large,
> toothless maw appears in front of Vesper.
>> He described Alex to the elemental, "Fly up there and safely bring her
>> down to me.
>> Be quick and use your magic and self to shield her from harm. Remember she
>> be brought to me safely."
> The elemental races towards Alex.
>> Looking to Oz, "Don't think I have forgotten the point man, I don't want
>> anyone left
>> behind." He looked to his familiar Mr Slithers and told him to
>> telekenetically carry
>> that point man to safety. Casting Chameleon on his serpent familiar
>> knowing it
>> would go slowly intelligent enough to follow his orders better.
> Mr. Slithers acknowledges by poking his tongue out... or at least
> that's probably an acknowledgment.
>> Then to the men who had scouted with him, "Give her cover fire gentlemen
>> and give
>> your companion cover fire too."
> The scouts nod, and immediately start firing short bursts. The
> Kydians, facing their first major opposition, duck for cover, and
> start returning fire. The battle has now been joined.
> Louissa leaps into the ATV Ted is in, aims the rail gun and starts
> firing bursts along the top of the hill.
> Jacek the Borg's men do the same in their ATV. Jacek himself starts
> firing his own rail gun.
> "This can only buy us a little time." he says. "Those Power Lords have
> the advantage of terrain. We need to go!"
>> Almost forgetting after his moment of anxiety over Alex. He gets on the
>> "Alex sending the air to evac you, dont fight it. It's me Vesper."
>> "Roger," Alex responds. She wonders what is being planned.
>> Otherwise, she continues to stay under cover
>> As it looks like the Kydian Powerlords are about to take the top of
>> the hill, word comes from the other scouting party.
>> "Knight Commander," one of the scouts reports, "we've reached what
>> looks like an artificial lake. A large river flows into it, but it's
>> dammed up at the head of the valley. The dwarf, Thodin, reports that
>> he thinks without the dam, a good portion of the Millennium Tree
>> valley would be under water. It looks to be relatively lightly
>> guarded, perhaps twenty Kydians with a few Kittani on hoverbikes."
>> Oz pounded on the side of the APC. "Let's get out of here. Head for
>> that lake!"
> The sergeant shouts "You heard the Commander. Let's be about this
> quick, lads!" The sergeant turns to Oz. "Sir, the Borg is right, we
> don't have a lot of time. If Mr. Vesper can't get those people off the
> hill, we'll have to abandon them."
> Meanwhile, through the hale of gunfire, both the air elemental and Mr.
> Slithers are working at extracting Alex and the remaining scout. The
> air elemental appears right over top of Alex, and she feels herself
> lifting off the ground. She is suddenly moving quite quickly through a
> hale of bullets. The elemental can offer no protection, and one of the
> Kydian's shots hits Alex [Damage: 8 MDC].
> Meanwhile, Mr. Slithers is using Telekinesis to extract the remaining
> pointman. The man has been hit, and his armor is heavily damaged, but
> he looks to be alright.
> Finally all the company is back together again, except for the group
> of scouts that went with Miles and Thodin. As the Borg predicted, the
> Kydians have dug in, and start launching mortars. One hits just a foot
> or so from the Borg's ATV, nearly causing it to flip over.
> OOC: Any last actions? If not, I'll be assuming that you all get in
> the vehicles and head eastward towards the dammed lake as Oz has
> instructed his men to do.
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