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

Karl Prosek karl.prosek at gmail.com
Fri May 17 18:27:06 UTC 2013

> By morning the snowstorm has passed and, in the grey light of a new
> day, the world is completely transformed as the countryside is covered
> in snow at some places several feet deep. The clouds begin lifting and
> by about 8:30am they can see some distance.
> And that's when they see, over a rise, distant columns of thick black
> smoke. No sounds can be heard, but the snow may be dampening them. As
> they get closer, they see, even in daylight, the yellow and red of
> fire reflected in the low clouds, and now they do hear what almost
> sounds like machinery; perhaps vehicles, and what could be the sounds
> of weapons fire. It's hard to gauge the distance, but perhaps it is a
> half a mile or a mile away.

Oz gets on the radio. "Scouts out. Avoid contact with whatever is over
there and report back over a secure channel as soon as you have
something. The rest of us are sitting here. I do not want to get
involved in a fight we don't need."

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