[Taocow PBEM] Fwd: [Anne, Oz and Ithdalkal] Book 3 - Chapter XIV - Belmont Abbey

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
Tue Feb 4 21:24:22 UTC 2014

> [GM]
>> As Anne is looking for a priest, she sees Oz and his companion, the
>> Blind Warrior woman Ithdalkal, walk up.
> [/GM]
> [Oz]
> Oz looks around at everything, particularly the shielded door and the
> ostentatious wealth on display, and listens closely as Father Arthur
> responds to Anne.
> [/Oz]
> [GM]
>> As they near the entrance to the Abbey, a priest, or at least he looks
>> like a priest, walks up. He is a short fellow, perhaps five foot two,
>> with a tonsure and simple brown robes, rather monk-like in appearance.
>> "You are new here," the priest says to the three travelers. "I welcome
>> you to Belmont Abbey."
>> To Anne's question, the priest answers "We are Catholic, of the New
>> Latin Rite, m'lady. I am Father Arthur, and I serve under the
>> Archbishop."
>> The inside of the Abbey can be seen now. The main cathedral itself is
>> a great vaulted affair, with gold, silver and other precious metals
>> and stones evident. It is an extraordinarily opulent place.
>> "We are almost ready for evening mass. Will you be joining us?" Father
>> Arthur asks.
> [/GM]
> [Oz]
> The German visitor looks curiously at the cathedral and worshippers,
> all apparently unconcerned about the alien invasion. "Father, I don't
> mean to be rude, but haven't you heard about the Splugorth invasion?
> It is not going well for the forces of humanity just a little ways
> south of here. Shouldn't you and your parishioners be evacuating? Or
> do you feel that your defenses here," he gestures at the door and the
> knights, "will be up to the task of defeating the aliens on their
> own?"
> [/Oz]

Father Arthur shrugs. "I cannot say." he says simply. "I am but a
humble servant here, and not privy to the Archbishop's plans. We have
seen off invasion before, when I first came here ten years ago, and
the Abbey has potent defenses. The false god Bres the Beautiful was
turned back at this place of the Lord. I have heard rumor that the
Archbishop has made alliances that will greatly enhance our security,
but, as I said, I know nothing for certain of such matters."

"Perhaps, if you are fortunate, the Archbishop himself may meet with
you. I know he has been made aware of the arrival of a ship from
Hobourn Tree, and will be meeting with one of the passengers; an older
druid coming as a representative of their Council. That is why I am at
the front doors. I await the Druid's arrival."

Aaron Clausen
mightymartianca at gmail.com

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