[Taocow PBEM] Book 3 - Chapter XV - Wales

Karl Prosek karl.prosek at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 20:35:50 UTC 2014

> The rest of the dwarfs, thirteen in total, walk out into the open.
> The female dwarf, who seems to be the leader, thinks for a moment. "We
> have a number of secret entrances. We don't know precisely what it
> looks like on the inside of the walls. Perhaps, if you would work with
> us, we could at least get some idea of how many Splugorth are here. We
> know a number of units left a short while ago, heading back eastward
> towards England."
> As the female dwarf speaks, Oz's sergeant radios him. *Sir, we have
> three dwarfs here who are requesting our assistance under a mutual
> defense treaty. I can't say if New Camelot even has such a treaty with
> these people."

Oz radios back with his helmet visor closed, so the dwarves outside
can't hear. "Yes, sergeant, I think we're about to come to arrangement
on that here. The ones here mentioned going out in a blaze of glory.
I'm not interested. Make sure they know you need to ask your commander
before any decisions get made; that should slow things down a bit at
your end."

"Other than that they seem to be friendly, so don't antagonize them.
If they need food or want to shelter on the ship give them what they
need. Put a strong watch on the helm and the engine room if you let
them aboard, though."

Once he's done talking to his sergeant, Oz stows his weapons, powers
down his suit's stealth field, and comes out of the bushes with his
hands raised. "I'm with him," he says as he gestures at Vesper. "I'd
love to get inside and get a better idea of what we're facing. Then we
can talk next steps."

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