[Taocow PBEM] Book 3 - Chapter XI - All Together Again!
karl.prosek at gmail.com
Fri May 10 11:33:15 UTC 2013
I'm good. Let's go to the Millennium Tree.
On Thu, May 9, 2013 at 4:07 PM, Aaron Clausen <mightymartianca at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Moments later there is a high-pitched squealing, and a bright blue
>>> light appears atop the tower. A breeze begins to blow, and then it
>>> grows faster and faster, until it is a high wind. Rocks and dirt are
>>> flung around, and it's all the lighter members of the company can do
>>> to keep their ground. The odd mist doesn't move with the wind, but
>>> does begin to dissipate.
>>> And then they are standing on a rocky plateau, littered with the
>>> bleached remains of trees and other plants, a few small streams
>>> cutting through it. About ninety feet away is the village, with its
>>> tents and shanties. For the first time, Oz can see the wreckage of the
>>> girl-things attack. The bodies have been removed, but there are blood
>>> stains everywhere.
>>> A woman with short grey hair and long white robes strides towards the
>>> company. She bows to Jacek and then speaks in an accent similar to
>>> his. "The Hood is in serious condition. His wounds were grievous. You
>>> shall take him, too. And I hope you are ready for the responsibility
>>> you have put upon us. King's servants indeed."
>> Oz nods at the grey haired woman. "We will do our best to see that he
>> receives treatment for his injuries." Camelot's newest Knight
>> Commander glanced at Jacek and drops his voice. "Fighting the good
>> fight is all well and good, Jacek, but if your village has any
>> non-combatants I wouldn't suggest they forego the safety of your
>> protective fog. They would probably be better off here than fleeing
> Jacek shakes his head. "If this creature can penetrate our defenses
> and do such harm, then the Splugorth will be no less capable. What
> you're going to do is make sure these people are quartered in New
> Camelot... sir."
>>> Even she speaks, at the opposite end of the village, about fifty
>>> heavily armed New Camelot soldiers, including a Titan bot appear. He
>>> rides up, and seeing everyone is well, shows some relief. "We lost
>>> contact with you, Oz." he says. "Got worried there. I'm glad your
>>> company is all together again."
>>> He looks at Jacek, and then at Ted. "Now here's a strange story. By
>>> all accounts you're locked up in the deepest dungeons of the palace in
>>> New Camelot. I don't suppose you have an explanation."
>>> Jacek says nothing to Prrcyval, but turns to the rest of the company.
>>> "I trust you will tell *Sir* Prrycyvel of your planned journey."
>> Oz nodded at Sir Prrcyvel and gestured at Jacek. "This is the Hood's
>> man, Jacek. In the King's name, I offered him and his people amnesty
>> in exchange for their service against the aliens. But we also need to
>> take the Hood to the millennium tree to the north to be healed."
> [Sir Prrcyvel]
> "A dangerous journey, me thinks, Knight Commander." Prrcyvel says.
> "The nearest millennium tree is the Hobourne Tree at Hobourne Wood,
> and the last word we had was that the enemy was within thirty miles of
> it. A millennium tree is a powerful defense, and the Splugorth will
> move to surround it so we cannot use it."
> Prrcyvel thinks for a moment.
> [/Sir Prrcyvel]
>> In her camouflage armor, Alex looks towards the sky. Politics are not
>> her strong suit. She will look at where the girl is to make sure that she
>> does not catch anything that needs her attention. Otherwise, she will
>> stand guard in case something else does its usual and goes wrong.
> [Sir Prrcyvel]
> "Very well." Prrcyvel says. "You can take along your company of men,
> Knight Commander. We'll give you a transport, and I'm sure the Hood
> can be carried in one of the ATVs. Meet with the chief Millennium
> Druid, her name is Elysandya, and offer her what help you can in the
> preparations. If you head out now, and if nothing gets in your way,
> you can reach the tree by nightfall."
> [/Sir Prrcyvel]
> As Prrcyvel finishes speaking, the party sees an entire company of New
> Camelot soldiers come over the crest of a hill. One of them salutes Oz
> and shouts "Alright men! Here's the Commander. At ease for a few
> OOC: Okay, I'm assuming everyone is in favor of going to the Hobourne
> Millennium Tree. If there's any last minute things they want, like
> reprovisioning, let me know, otherwise I'll start the next chapter out
> Aaron Clausen
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