[Taocow PBEM] Book 3 - Chapter XV - Wales
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Fri Aug 1 19:14:38 UTC 2014
OOC: Okay, the big switcharoony going on...
>> "Very well." female dwarf says. "Let me introduce myself. I am Therane
>> of Clan Marand. My father, who died in the defense of our younglings,
>> was chieftain of the clan, so now, I am, at least until the clan can
>> pick a new chieftain, am acting in his place. My lieutenant is my
>> cousin, Skald."
>> The other dwarf, who was less willing to die, bows. "I am Skald son
>> Skarn son of Molk, founder of our clan, and I'm at your service."
>> Skarn straightens up. "The nearest secret entrance is about five
>> hundred of your meters that way." He points roughly northward.
>> Unfortunately there is a Kydian patrol that has set up a watch post
>> about half way there. Some of you seem to move with great secrecy. If
>> that watch post could be dealt with quietly and quickly, we could make
>> it to the entrance."
> Ted looks in the direction the Dwarf had indicated, trying to get a
> good idea of the terrain ahead. "How many Kydians man the post?"
> he asks.
"We saw four." Skarn replies. "As well armed as Kydians always seem to be."
> "Alex Hawk," the red headed ranger responds. "Formerly of the
> Coalition States. How I ended up here, beats the hell out of me. Seems
> like I always end up underground."
> "Vesper, Knight of the Fair Folk and Shifter by trade."
> He looks over to Alex, "I admit I don't know how we end up
> where we do either, must be fate."
> Oz nods, opening the visor of his helmet to show his face. "Osmar
> Wolz, Knight Commander of His Majesty King Arr'thu's army of New
> Avalon. I believe some friends of yours are in communication with our
> friends on our ship. If you are in contact with them, I'd appreciate
> it if you could communicate to them that we would like to keep our
> vessel intact."
> He looks over at Vesper and Alex. "We could probably deal with the
> kydians. I'm not sure we'd be able to do it quietly, but we can take
> care of them."
The female dwarf, Therane, nods. "They will comply." She gets on her
radio and tells her compatriots back on the ship to stand down and
await further orders, and to do nothing hostile or foolish.
> Trying to lighten the mood, the scout responds, "Heard stories
> about people taking rides with Shifters. Heard told of them ending up
> on other continents and even whole other worlds. Think you would be
> used to it?
> "I think it has something to do with the company you keep," Ted replies.
> Vesper Laughs, "I suppose I should, still it seems we encounter
> enough strangeness for several worlds in our travels. Yet the
> company is pleasant." He smiles over to her, "Our weapons
> perhaps you could all focus on lasers and more quiet weapons
> to dispatch the Kydians, "I think we can do it, my spells are mostly
> silent and if need be I could summon something to help us."
"What we need is a distraction." Louissa says. "If those Kydians are
preoccupied, then maybe we can take them out quickly."
She counts out the number of people assembled. "There are five of us
and thirteen dwarfs, that ought to be enough even for some big bad
Therane looks to Vesper. "What kind of distraction can you provide? We
have, unfortunately, lost our most talented mage, so we cannot help."
Skarn nods. "As your friend here suggests, there are many of us. I am
not a tactician, but it strikes me that between all of us and your
ship, we might have a chance to get in, do some real damage, rescue as
many as we can and be away from here before anyone has a chance to hit
us hard. Most of you do look like military experts, so what do you
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