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

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 19:45:23 UTC 2015

>> [GM]
>> The families debate among themselves furiously as Vesper and Alex try
>> to come up with a plan. During this whole time, Alex has no contact
>> with Ted, so at least at the moment he will not be able to assist
>> them.
>> Finally the man who seems to be the leader steps forward. "We will
>> help you," the man says, "if you take us with you. We know secret ways
>> down below the autos in the basement. Maybe Maligs haven't found it, I
>> haven't seen it since I was a child. All the men, thirty of us, and
>> some woman who have no children, they come to, maybe ten more. But you
>> must promise right now you take us away from this place."
>> The rest of the families shout their agreement. "Take us!" they shout
>> and plead. Two women near Alex shout out "We help with fighting, but
>> take our children!"
>> [/GM]

> [Vesper]
> Vesper tries to do some mental calculations to see if there will be room on the
> ship.
> [/Vesper]

Vesper quickly determines that there is room in the ship.

> [Vesper]
> Vesper nods to the people, "Alright we can take you in our ship. It might be
> cramped but we should be able to get you out of here.
> Thank you for helping us with your knowledge of your city."
> [/Vesper]

The people nod. "Thank us and we'll thank you when we're out of here
alive," the leader says.

> [Alex]
> "I think it might be best to take a team much smaller than a couple of dozen,"
> the Ranger states. "The more who we have with us, the more likely we are to
> be spotted. I am thinking maybe six or so with those best at stealth and able
> to fight."
> [/Alex]

> [Vesper]
> "Agreed, and we will try and arm you with things we gain from the fallen so
> you have some manner of armor and weapons."
> Vesper will set them up with the items found on the Malig they killed.
> [/Vesper]

The leader picks out a two other men and a woman. "These are our best
scavengers," he says. "They can sneak past the Malig, know their
habits best. They'll go with you, and me too, to make sure you keep
your promise."

> [Alex]
> "I know it is risky but if things go south, do you have the mystical resources
> to get us out?"
> "Not skilled at making bombs and wish we have some fusion blocks. They
> would make a useful distraction."
> [/Alex]

> [Vesper]
> Vesper nods, "I have more then enough magical energy the energies are
> starting to stabilize some so hopefully we won't have any other mishaps.
> We should be able to come up with some sort of distraction. Though I don't
> have the equivalent of fusion blocks, a lot of the buildings here are not
> superstructural so perhaps we could rig some to topple?"
> [/Vesper]

The leader nods. "That be good plan, if you can do it," he says.
"Sometimes buildings come down just 'cause their old, so a good kick
can bring one down. If you do that, then we rush for exit. Sounds like
you stay up above, wizard man, and your friend come with us?"

His three chosen companions are quickly stripping the bodies. The one
Malig who is still alive is quickly dispatched with by having his head
crushed by a large piece of concrete. Weapons and shield are stripped

They await only Vesper's intentions now.

Aaron Clausen
mightymartianca at gmail.com

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