[Taocow PBEM] Book 3 - Chapter XVI - Assault on the Kydians

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
Mon Dec 8 18:07:26 UTC 2014

>> [GM]
>> ...
>> The prisoners are, for the moment, free of any guards. However, the
>> slaver barge is approaching, and more boots can be heard approaching,
>> indicating the element of surprise has now expired.  Vesper can clearly
>> see what looks like a half a dozen Kydians approaching from the east (to
>> Vesper and Alex's left).  The Slaver barge wastes no time and opens fire
>> on the building [Damage: 40 MD], and quite suddenly Alex and Vesper,
>> while not injured in blast, find themselves crashing through the interior
>> of the building.
>> Oz and Ithdalkal are caught in the collapse as well, and all four find
>> themselves moments later under a lot of dust and rubble.
>> Meanwhile, Ted and his small army of dwarfs can now see more Kydians
>> approaching, even as the remaining Kydian prison guard seems ready to go
>> down fighting against Ted.  As this is going on, everyone is pelted by
>> debris from the collapse of the building.
>> [/GM]

> [Vesper]
> Vesper coughs and looks around blinking. He checks for Alex to make sure
> she is ok.  Taking a moment or two to recover.  He looks around to get his
> bearings and look for a place to transport them.  "The others, they were
> below us ?" He looks to see if there is any movement.  In the debris. 
> "Alex be ready with that cannon of yours be very ready."
> OOC: How far away is the slaver. Also how far away is a place of cover ?
> [/Vesper]

OOC: The Slaver is about two hundred to three hundred feet away.

> [Ted]
> The plan is the first casualty in any battle, Ted reminds himself as he
> returns fire on the Kydians.
> [/Ted]

Ted and his small army of dwarfs manage to hold the Kydians off. Three of
the dwarfs are hit, one of them fairly badly, much of the armor on his side
blown off by a lucky shot.

Skarn turns to Ted. "I do not think we can hold off much longer. You need to
get your cold iron and then we need to retreat."

The prisoners, unarmed, are ducking for cover where they can.

> [Oz]
> Oz rolls over and pushes debris off. His filters were more than a match
> for any dust in the air, so his voice was steady, if a little fast from
> the adrenalin of surviving the crash.  "Ted, get those dwarves inside.  We
> need to recover whatever cold iron we can and get the hell out of here! 
> Ask the rescuers where we can meet them, somewhere under cover."
> As he helps Ithdalkal up out of the rubble he turns on the speakers in his
> helmet.  "Alex, Vesper.  Are you somewhere in this mess, too?"
> [/Oz]

> [Vesper]
> "Were here, a bit banged up but here."
> [/Vesper]

One of the dwarfs shouts "Third building down. Code is one zero zero nine
five four two!"

The slaver barge is getting closer, and two others can now be seen rising
from other parts of the town.

Aaron Clausen
mightymartianca at gmail.com

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