[Taocow PBEM] [Vesper, Alex, Oz and Ithdalkal] Book 3 - Chapter XIV - Belmont Abbey
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>> The adventurers find themselves in a large vault, perhaps fifty feet
>> by fifty feet, and about twenty feet high. There are dozens of tall
>> metallic racks and shelves, many with boxes, but there are also what
>> looks to be hundreds of bars of gold, silver and platinum, as well as
>> artworks like paintings and sculptures, and even a couple of vintage
>> pre-Rifts motorcycles. The wealth in this room is staggering, and
>> that's just what they can see. There are hundreds, maybe thousands of
>> On the other end of the room is another steel door exactly like the
>> one they just went through.
> Oz curses softly under his breath in German. "They must have killed
> me, because it looks like I'm in heaven." He turns his head to look
> around at the shelves. "No. Heaven would have had more guns."
Keldon is astonished. "There must be tens of millions of credits at least."
He says. "Almost under my feet this whole time."
>> The door they just came through suddenly starts to smoke and glow.
>> Their Kydian pursuers are trying to cut through.
> "Everybody to the other door!" Oz looks at Vesper. "Can you gate us to
> the ship from here?" Belying his words, the German knight dashes to
> the far door and starts looking for a release lever.
Oz quickly locates the lever, but it seems stuck and it is taking some
effort to pull it."
> "There are quite a few of us to gate now, I will do so though, be
> "I think we may need some trade goods wherever we end up, there is a
> plethora here people should gather what they can. I think the Bishop
> knew of this place."
> Vesper began gathering energies from himself and his familiar, "The
> ship is that the best place to go right now ? They probably struck it
> The Ranger will try to grab a few gold bars real quick and pockets them.
> "For new gear or grenades."
> She continues holding her JA-12 ready for any danger.
> "Is there any alternate locations we can go?"
Kelson shrugs. "Perhaps, if we have enough psychic energy we could at least
teleport out of the town itself."
> "If we didn't have people back on the ship I'd say take us to
> Frankfurt. These islands are lost." He looks at Jacek and shakes his
> head apologetically. "I am sorry, my friend but it's true." The German
> looks back at Vesper. "But at least if we go to the ship first you can
> take us all to safety if it has been captured."
> He nods at Alex. "Do as she says. We may need the money soon." Oz
> starts slipping gold into his suit's external storage pouches.
"Perhaps." Jacek replies. "But I feel it in what is left of my gut that our
homelands have troubles as well. But one day at a time. First we must
Keldon and his eldest son quickly begin dumping gold and silver bars into
their odd boxes.
Suddenly Louissa's voice squawks over Alex's and Oz's radios. "Alex...
Oz... Come in. This is Louissa, and we're hovering over the center of town
right now. We can only stay here a few more minutes so come in. Repeat.
Only have a few minutes so please come in."
The ship must be close, as despite being underground in what looks like a
concrete bunker, her signal is coming through clear.
Oz manages to pull the lever and the door slides open, revealing a long
passage that does not look like it has an access to the surface. There is
are lights at the other end of it, and what my the quivering reflection of
The crewman shouts out "We better move out. Those Kydians are about to blow
through the door!" The door is indeed smoking and white hot.
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