[Taocow PBEM] [Alex and Vesper] Book 3 - Chapter XVII
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Mon Jun 15 20:28:26 UTC 2015
"We might surprise you," states the red haired ranger. "I have been in
worse spots. " She is planning to radio the others is a few moments but
has a few questions first. "What is the actual number of the Maligs?"\
On 2015-06-12 16:10, Aaron Clausen wrote:
>>> And then the people appear. First two men, carrying rusty pipes, and
>>> then six more, along with several women. They are a rather sad looking
>>> lot; old clothes, torn and patched countless times, dirty,
>>> malnourished, with fear and exhaustion carved into their faces. The
>>> youngest might be in their twenties, but they look more like they are
>>> twice that age.
>>> One of the men, who might be their leader, steps forward. "You've
>>> killed a Malig, and hurt another. They'll skin us all alive for that,
>>> y'know. Maybe you think you help, but you just hurt. We won't get a
>>> mile away from here, but they won't hunt us down like dogs and feast
>>> on our children's entrails."
>>> A woman shouts, "So you done it now, killing the Maligs. Are you going
>>> to kill the rest?"
>>> For a group of people who appear to have been saved from the fate of
>>> being "breeders", they don't seem very happy.
>> "Look, maybe you wish to be victims but I will not be a victim of these
>> creatures," Alex responds, giving it a good kick. Sounds a bit angry. As
>> far as she is concerned, they might decide to have gone after her.
> OOC: I'm assuming this is the "Malig" with the severed arm.
> The Malig screams in pain, rolling over and cradling the stump of its
> missing arm.
>> "I have a friend who was kidnapped by one of them and I plan to rescue
>> her," The red headed scout continues. "What can you tell me?"
>> "Doubt they are going to be too interested in you when we start to deal
>> with them," she states.
>> Vesper shakes his head, "Well said, If you have accepted your fate under
>> these creatures that is one thing. We won't allow ourselves to fall into
>> similar behavior. Don't battle us it would be just as bad."
>> Vesper checked over the creatures trying to figure out their equipment.
>> Including their forcefields.
> The tubes appear to be some sort of TW gun, a hollow tube with a
> wooden trigger, but at the other end a small black box with a bundle
> of what look like old stereo wires leading to a small hole in the
> The force field generators are a little more advanced, made out of
> mega-damage material. A small stamp on the bottom says "Naruni
> The people seem to think for a second. The leader finally nods, "What
> choice do we have? If we don't help, and you don't win, then we all
> suffer, maybe many die. But the Maligs have technology, an' their
> leader on the other side of the dimgate. We have to hit them before it
> opens, and, no offense, but two of you don't look like you can take on
> all those Maligs."
If people are good only because they fear punishment and hope of reward,
then we are a sorry lot indeed -
- Albert Einstein, German-born American Physicist
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