[Taocow PBEM] [Alex] Book 3 - Chapter XVII

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
Sun Aug 30 17:01:35 UTC 2015

>> [GM]
>> As Alex waits for her guides to catch up, the source of the crunching
>> sound comes into sight. It's a four legged, four armed bot. At the end
>> of its legs and arms are "feet" and "hands" with four digits. Alex can
>> spot at least one laser cannon in each appendage, though the bot looks
>> rather old and scarred, and it is possible that some of the lasers may
>> no longer function.
>> A very fuzzy voice, sounding not unlike the sound from a blown speaker
>> says, cracklingly, "Immediately surrender and prepare for detainment
>> and processing. Any movement will be viewed as hostile, as per
>> Ordinance 45-A. Please direct all complaints to the Office of National
>> Security." It then repeats the message as it raises two of its arms
>> (the other two seem to jerk a little but otherwise do not move).
>> [/GM]

> [Alex]
> The former Coalition ranger is impressed that the drone lasted this long.
Almost sad to have to destroy after all this time but a person's life
depends on it. She carefully aims her laser rifle at it and fires a three
blast burst [Strike: 16, damage 50MD].
> [/Alex]

Alex's shot meets more resistance than she thought. An energy shield
briefly sparkles, absorbing part of the damage [20MD], but it isn't nearly
enough to block the entire shot. The bot explodes in a hail of metal,
ceramics and burning plastics. Its centuries long patrol is finally over.

Off in the distance another bot can be heard, and even further away perhaps
another. "Come," says one of the guides, "you fear these things but, but
fear them we do."

The manhole leads down to an ancient sewer with about a foot of stagnant,
foul-smelling water in the bottom of it. The three guides lead Alex quickly
and with great certainty down a number of passages, using some sort of
fat-coated torches for light.

And then they hear twin explosions far off in the distance. "Oh no!" one of
the people exclaims. "That is our destination."

Alex can hear a voice, and it sounds like Ted, just around a bend!

Aaron Clausen
mightymartianca at gmail.com

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