[Taocow PBEM] [Vesper, Alex, Oz and Ithdalkal] Book 3 - Chapter XIV - Belmont Abbey
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Mon Apr 14 22:54:58 UTC 2014
OOC: Difficult to tell. I'll have to give Alex a -10% penalty because
of alien physiology. As well, it isn't going to be very safe to do any
detailed diagnosis in the middle of a firestorm. Let me know how you
want Alex to proceed.
On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 3:27 PM, Kitsune <kitsunefx at netzero.net> wrote:
> ooc: Alex has first aid at 84%, does it look the injury to Keldon's son is
> terminal or is he already dead?
> Her next actions will be determined by that.
> On 04/14/2014 17:09, Peter Perkins wrote:
> (Drat I would have wanted to do something)
> [Vesper] casts energy field to fill the doorway and buy them all a tiny bit
> more time ushering people down through the passageway. When he see's Keldons
> son killed he closes his eyes briefly. "Bastards."
> Only after Alex is safely down does he follow below.
> On Monday, April 14, 2014 2:07 PM, Aaron Clausen <mightymartianca at gmail.com>
> OOC: Been bogged down and haven't got lists of items together. I'll
> try to do that in the next few days, but let's carry on...
>>> The sergeant radios Oz again. "We're in the ship, Mr. Smythe and Lady
>>> Louissa are here, but we don't have a way of piloting this thing to
>>> you. Either you find the captain or some crew who can help, or I think
>>> we've got to abandon this ship and get out of town. Waiting for
>>> instructions sir."
>>> At that moment there's a loud crash, probably coming from the shop
>>> next door. Boots can be heard outside the shop door.
>> Oz curses quietly in a language that is neither English nor German. He
>> responds over the radio. "Did anyone see the captain or crew during
>> their leave?" Oz cracks open the black faceplate to speak to Vesper
>> and Alex. "The men are on the ship but we've got no crew and no
>> captain. Do we know where the captain was planning on going in town?"
>> "I have no clue where the Captain or crew might be. Though with such
>> a pervasive presence of Splugorth pawns in the city, escaping by air
>> might be a bad idea."
>> "Wait a moment I seem to remember seeing some of the crew. It was
>> when we first came to the shop. They were heading into another building
>> a bit down the way. Some place with red lanterns outside of it. I am not
>> sure if they are still there but it is worth a shot trying to see. Keldon
>> there a back or hidden way out of here ?"
>> Unable to help herself, she does effectively a face palm, "It is a
>> brothel. Not so much the soldiers in my unit but half the soldiers I
>> dealt with regularly would visit one every time they got paid. The rest
>> are probably getting drunk somewhere." Her voice does not sound mad
>> though, just more amused.
>> "Close is good. Let's go get some people who can fly us out of here.
>> The faster the better." Oz shuts his faceplate again and re-seals his
>> armor, preparing to follow Vesper and the others through a back door.
> "Yes, yes, of course." he says, clearly frightened out of his mind.
> "Lads, open the trap door, and be quick."
> As his sons work, Keldon tries to explain, "This building was built on
> top of the ruins of some old store, and there were storage rooms
> underneath. There was a tunnel linking it to where the brothel is, but
> I cannot say if it's still intact."
> Moments later the two sons announce "It's open father!", pointing to
> where a bookshelf had been just a moment before. There, in the floor,
> is a trapdoor.
> At that moment, there is a loud bang, followed by another one. The
> front door shivers, but does not yield. "Quick now! That door will
> withstand some Kydian boots, but not Kydian energy weapons."
> As everyone moves forward, there's the sound of a energy weapon (or
> rather several energy weapons) opening fire. The door shivers, starts
> to glow, and then explodes, molten bits of metal and other substances
> scattering over the front of the store. Some land on scrolls and begin
> to smolder. Through the smoke and wreckage of the door, plasma and
> laser beams shoot into the store.
> The Archbishop runs towards the trapdoor, pushing one of Keldon's
> sons, who is shoved into an energy beam that cuts deep into his body.
> "Nooooo!" Keldon cries.
> "those who burn books will, in the end, burn people."
> - Written by Poet Heinrich Heine whose books were burned
> by the Nazis
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