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

Kitsune kitsunefx at netzero.net
Thu Dec 25 03:51:31 UTC 2014

ooc: Where is Alex in all this? Still giving cover fire?

On 12/24/2014 17:16, Aaron Clausen wrote:
>>>>> [GM]
>>>>> 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 building.
>>>>> 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.
>>>>> [/GM]
>>>> [Ted]
>>>> 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?"
>>>> [/Ted]
>>> [Skarn]
>>> 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 will
>>> appear."
>>> [/Skarn]
>> [Oz]
>> "Give me a second." The multi-talented German uses his suit comp and 
>> radio
>> to try to hack into the converted cleanerbots to teach them not to 
>> attack
>> the group while still attacking Kydians.
>> [/Oz]
> [GM]
> Oz begins remotely trying to hack the cleanerbots.
> [/GM]
>> [Ted]
>> OOC: How far is the door in question?
> OOC: About sixty feet.
>> IC: "Do you know the passcode?"
>> [/Ted]
> [Skarn]
> "I believe the code is 1-0-0-9-5-4-2." Skarn replies.
> [/Skarn]
> [GM]
> With almost insane ease Oz breaks into the fairly intricate encryption 
> that
> someone had set up in the cleanerbots [Radio Scramblers: 19%, Computer
> Programming: 9%]. The cleanerbots are now programmed to completely ignore
> anyone but Kydians.
> [/GM]

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