[Taocow PBEM] [Vesper, Alex, Oz and Ithdalkal] Book 3 - Chapter XIV - Belmont Abbey

Peter Perkins riftsgm at yahoo.com
Mon May 12 04:16:19 UTC 2014

"Above us, I can get us to it, I need a height from the ground to the ship deck, those cycles if they are hover people get on them."
"Actually if it is less then 500' above town that will make this easier. Someone check those cycles."
Vesper waits for confirmation of the ships elevation. If in range he will open a mystic portal to it and urge everyone through.
He will grab something from the pile of items and toss it in his box as well.

On Sun, 5/11/14, Aaron Clausen <mightymartianca at gmail.com> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [Taocow PBEM] [Vesper, Alex, Oz and Ithdalkal] Book 3 - Chapter XIV - Belmont Abbey
 To: "Tao of Cow Rifts PBEM" <taocowpbem at zork.net>
 Date: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 8:53 PM
 >> [GM]
 >> 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
 >> boxes.
 >> On the other end of the room is another steel door
 exactly like the
 >> one they just went through.
 >> [GM]
 > [Oz]
 > 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."
 > [/Oz]
 Keldon is astonished. "There must be tens of millions
 of credits at least." He says. "Almost under my
 feet this whole time."
 >> [GM]
 >> The door they just came through suddenly starts to
 smoke and glow.
 >> Their Kydian pursuers are trying to cut through.
 >> [/GM]
 > [Oz]
 > "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]
 Oz quickly locates the lever, but it seems stuck and it is
 taking some effort to pull it."
 > [Vesper]
 > "There are quite a few of us to gate now, I will
 do so though, be prepared."
 > "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 first."
 > [/Vesper]
 > [Alex]
 > 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
 > [/Alex]
 Kelson shrugs. "Perhaps, if we have enough psychic
 energy we could at least teleport out of the town
 > [Oz]
 > "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.
 > [/Oz]
 "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 survive
 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
 The ship must be close, as despite being underground in what
 looks like a concrete bunker, her signal is coming through
 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.
 Aaron Clausen
 mightymartianca at gmail.com
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