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

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
Mon Sep 7 18:26:08 UTC 2015

>> [GM]
>> Before alter-Ted can answer, two
>> explosions rip through the chamber.
>> Other than a bit of heat, everyone is
>> too far down these other pipes to be
>> harmed, but it creates a fireball that
>> will take a few moments to recede.
>> Alter-Ted laughs audibly and says out
>> loud "Strange creatures. Some of their
>> tools seem fairly advanced, but those
>> two grenades were little more than
>> gasoline bombs."
>> He then turns back to Ted, and again
>> out loud, clearly not concerned about
>> being overheard, continues, "Perhaps
>> it is different in your dimension. In my
>> dimension I, er, we were cloned by the
>> Splugorth to create some sort of
>> super-soldier super-general, and the
>> clone is commanding the Splugorth
>> army. There are three other clones
>> that we know of, though General
>> Hawke and Prince Osmar believe
>> there may be more."
>> ~The real question, brother,~
>> alter-Ted says, going back to psychic
>> communications, ~is which of us is in
>> the wrong universe. Care to go up and
>> see which of us is far from home?~
>> [/GM]

> [Ted]
> ~Is that a dare or a wager?~ Ted jibes
> telepathically. He thinks a moment and
> then adds aloud. "We came down this
> way looking for a friend. Any idea how
> to get into the Malig's lair?"
> [/Ted]

Alter-Ted looks at the corpse of his boy and shrugs. "He was supposed to
show me."

Ted's young guide, finally recovering from the sight of seeing himself
killed, pipes up. "The way those Maligs went," he says, pointing at the
ladder which leads to where the three Maligs fled the chamber.

That's when Ted's radio crackles. Being underground and with all the energy
around here makes it difficult to hear:

"Vesper, Ted, Alex, Louissa, does anybody read? What is your situation.
We're monitoring the nexus opening into a rift. Can you confirm?"

Alter-Ted is getting the same signal as well. "Which one of us should

Aaron Clausen
mightymartianca at gmail.com

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