[Taocow PBEM] Book 3 - Chapter XVI - Assault on the Kydians
mightymartianca at gmail.com
Mon Dec 22 18:23:41 UTC 2014
>> Between Ted's covering fire and Oz's smoke grenades, the company is able to
>> extricate themselves from the trap. Several of the dwarfs remain behind to
>> heard the freed prisoners back through the secret tunnel. Six, including
>> Skarn, offer covering fire as well as they make their way towards the
>> The building itself is a nondescript one, made of large reddish bricks. It
>> looks more like an apartment building than the site of one of the dwarfs'
>> "hoards". The door itself looks to be a rather ordinary wooden door, and
>> there is no sign of a keypad of any kind. Indeed the door simply opens,
>> revealing a long hallway with stairs on either side leading up and down, as
>> well as a series of rooms along the hallway. The other end of the hallway
>> seems to be a back door.
>> About half way down the company sees what looks like a Kydian, or perhaps
>> two Kydians, though they've been blown apart so thoroughly it is hard to
>> tell, save for the remnants of a face.
>> Then they hear a whirring sound, and from one of the rooms two small robots
>> appear. They look like garbage cans with appendages that include brooms and
>> mops. Several of their appendages begin gathering up body parts while others
>> spray some sort of cleaner on the floor and start mopping up the mess.
>> And then, out of another door, a Kydian, heavily injured, much of his armor
>> blown off and missing his left arm above the elbow, stumbles out of another
>> door. He lifts his weapon to fire at one of the robots, when it spins
>> around, and what looks like a plasma pulse is emitted from one of its
>> appendages, cutting the Kydian in two.
>> While this is happening, outside Skarn and his remaining dwarfs are in a
>> full-fledged firefight with the Kydians and one of the slaver barges.
> Ted curses silently to himself, noting silently that he had been trying to break that
> habit. Without exposing himself or any of the Dwarves, he leans closer to Skarn.
> "Which room has the cold iron?"
Skarn glances into the building. "Someone has reprogrammed the
cleanerbots. The door is down at the end. It looks like a back door,
but there's a hid keypad immediately to the right of the door. You
just have to find the slight indentation, press in, and the keypad
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