[Taocow PBEM] Fwd: [Ted] Book 3 - Chapter XVII

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 19:31:24 UTC 2015

>> [GM]
>> The boy seems shocked to "hear" Ted's voice, but not see his lips
>> moving. He shrugs, and whispers, "It's a Malig. They all look like
>> that."
>> As Ted prepares, he hears Alex over the radio, asking for assistance.
>> He hears someone on the ship respond "What's your status? Sir Oz wants
>> to pull out as soon as he can."
>> As this is going on, Ted feels the ground rumble a little. The air
>> takes on an odd shimmering quality. Everything in front of Ted seems a
>> little out of focus, almost as if there are two rooms somehow
>> occupying almost the same space.
>> "The Dimgate is going to open soon," the boy hisses. "Got to hurry!"
>> The boy isn't quiet enough, or the Malig's hearing is quite
>> exceptional, because it turns in the direction of Ted and the boy's
>> hiding place. It quickly moves back towards the hatch and looks ready
>> to rap on it to signal others to come.
>> [/GM]

> [Ted]
> Ted backs up into the pipe far enough that the figure cannot see him or the
> boy. Telepathically, he asks the boy who the figure is and anything else the
> boy might know about him. While the boy answers, the lizard man prepares his
> rifle for the inevitable attack.
> [/Ted]

"It's a Malig," the boy replies. "They all look the same."

The hatch swings open and two more of these so-called Maligs appear.
The first one points to where Ted and the boy are hiding. All three of
them start down the rickety rusty ladder. Despite their somewhat lumpy
appearance, the three creatures move with surprising speed and
agility, almost as if they have extra joints.

As this is happening, Alex is again on the radio, but now the static
is so thick that Ted can't really hear what she's saying.

Then the ground shifts again and the chamber seems to double focus.
Suddenly, only visible due to Ted's superior vision, there are two
figures in peering out of another pipe. To Ted's amazement it is
himself and the boy, except this version of Ted has a cybernetic arm
and a great broadsword with glowing runes in the other hand.

The boy can't quite see who it is, but he points, "Who are those two?"

Aaron Clausen
mightymartianca at gmail.com

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