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

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
Thu Mar 7 20:39:22 UTC 2013

>> [GM]
>> Louissa pushes ahead, and the lantern does its job, revealing a path
>> through the mist that might otherwise be an impenetrable maze. Behind
>> them they can hear the pursuing ATV, but then sometimes it's beside
>> them, or in front of them, and once it sounds like it's above them.
>> After a few minutes, however, it is back to being behind them, and in
>> the distance they can the "anti-light" of another lantern approaching
>> them. Rail gun fire can be heard, but the shots seem to hit several
>> feet away, the space-altering nature of the mist making ranged weapons
>> fire almost useless.
>> And then there's a subtle shift in the air, almost like a stiff
>> breeze, though the mist remains all around them. Vesper can sense it
>> most clearly, there is something ahead. The path they are driving on
>> widens, and then, in a dome of clear fog-less air, they see a tall
>> spire of black rock. It looks like it has been melted, almost like a
>> candle. A narrow stairway leads up towards the top, though the top of
>> the spire cannot be seen. What can be seen dimly are great swirling
>> gouts of mist pouring forth and spreading overhead.
>> Vesper's keen dimensional senses know this to be a substantial
>> dimensional anomaly, and there's a vibration in the air, as if some
>> power is being built up.
>> Behind them the pursuing ATV can now be clearly heard.
>> [/GM]

> [Alex]
> "I am not getting any radio contact from anyone else," Alex states
> [/Alex]

Indeed, Alex is finding the interference even worse as they approach the tower.

> [Vesper]
> "That tower,  I am sensing building dimensional energies about it possible
> a rift about to open. Whatever is happening with the energy it is charging
> up now."
> [/Vesper]

> [Ted]
> ~Is it my imagination or does that tower look familiar?~ the lizard man
> asked the others telepathically while scanning the structure for potential
> dangers.
> [/Ted]

> [Vesper]
> "Yes reminds me of the one that was blown up as we needed to leave."
> Vesper studies the structure more to see if it is indeed the same.
> [/Vesper]

The tower looks similar, though perhaps not quite the same. There are
no windows, but there is a very narrow winding staircase and now that
they are underneath it, they can see what looks like a platform high

Vesper senses the dimensional distortion reach its maximum. Indeed
there seems to be something appearing in the fog, like a small dark
region. For an instant it looks as if something, or perhaps two
somethings, fall out of the darker region on to the platform above
with a distant but distinct "thud". And then, the dimensional
distortion has faded away into the already existing dimensional
oddities of this fog.

The other ATV again opens fire. Most shots miss, but a couple of
rounds hit their ATV with a loud thwack!

Aaron Clausen
mightymartianca at gmail.com

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