[Taocow PBEM] [Vesper, Alex, Oz and Ithdalkal] Book 3 - Chapter XIV - Belmont Abbey
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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
>> 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
>> 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
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 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
> ship is that the best place to go right now ? They
probably struck it first."
> 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
Kelson shrugs. "Perhaps, if we have enough psychic
energy we could at least teleport out of the town
> "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
"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.
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