[Taocow PBEM] [Anne] Book 3 - Chapter XV - Wales

Bergman Oswell difdi at comcast.net
Wed Jul 23 22:27:16 UTC 2014

OOC: Anne didn't exactly wait for them to accept her 'offer' of help -- the only way for them to 'refuse' it would have been to let go of the rope and drop.
IC: Anne drops to the ground in front of the remaining Dwarf, legs flexing as if she'd just jumped only a foot or so.  "Want a lift as well?"

On Jul 16, 2014, at 12:34 PM, Aaron Clausen <mightymartianca at gmail.com> wrote:

>>> [GM]
>>> She sees three dwarfs, in heavy armor, hoisting themselves up the
>>> line, while another, on the ground, seems to be preparing to fire
>>> another grappling line.
>>> All of them stop as soon as they Anne.
>>> [/GM]
> [Anne]
>> As she walks down the hull to the grapnel attachment point, Anne
>> calls down to the dwarves "We're not Splugorth Minions.  I suspect
>> we might even be on the same side."  She holsters her pistol as she
>> reaches the rope.  "Climbing that can't be very pleasant in armor, let
>> me give you a hand."  She grabs the rope, cuts it free of the grapnel
>> and flies straight up until the dwarves are level with the rail (and the
>> heavy weapons squad).  "I do hope you three aren't enemies."
>> [/Anne]
> [GM]
> The dwarfs take a moment before responding. One of them finally says
> "You do not look like Splugorth." They then accept Anne's assistance,
> and, once on deck, and seeing several humanoids among the crew, and
> more importantly seeing members of the New Camelot military, relief
> comes across their faces.
> "Our apologies." one the dwarfs, a male who might be thirty or fifty
> or one hundred and fifty, says. "My name is Balthan of Clan Marand.
> These are my kinsmen, Kald and Verik. We are the remnants of our
> settlement's defenders, and truth be told, we were hoping to
> commandeer your ship for a last desperate attack. But seeing as New
> Camelot military is here, we would like to officially request your
> assistance under the mutual defense treaty we have with them."
> The sergeant seems less than impressed. "So this was an act of piracy,
> until you found it we might be friends. Now it's a request for our
> help."
> The sergeant turns to Anne. "I will have to communicate this to Sir
> Osmar, milady. I won't lead my troops into a suicide mission without
> direct orders."
> [/GM]
> -- 
> Aaron Clausen
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