[Taocow PBEM] [Oz] Book 3 - Chapter XVIII
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Thu Aug 25 20:48:30 UTC 2016
>> Captain Neeson, commander of the leyline craft, decides to take a much
>> more indirect route, trying to avoid this ruined city with all its
>> human and inhuman threats. She finds a leyline about fifteen miles out
>> into the Irish Sea, which in this deathly cold winter is a vast plain
>> of ice, interrupted only by great ice mounts formed out of vast
>> pressure cracks.
>> The ley line heads steadily north westward, ever further out on to the
>> sea, giving the crew time to make their repairs as best they can. They
>> set the leyline ship down on a particular thick and stable area of
>> ice, and set about more complete repairs. The Captain estimates it
>> will be at least two days before she feels the ship will be ready,
>> giving the company some time to rest and relax, though the ship has
>> become a rather crowded place with everyone from a company of dwarfs
>> to mercenaries to New Camelot soldiers to 40-odd refugees to the New
>> Strathclyde mutineers, not to mention Lady Veronique and her three
>> companions. The cook has to enlist help and mutters about need for
>> restocking. Indeed, the larder is getting empty quite quickly.
>> The two hoverjets run scouting patrols far ahead, and along with the
>> hovercycles, report that where the ley line is set to make landfall
>> again seems empty of all but a few raiding Fomorian raiding parties.
>> It is on the second night, with repairs on the shield generator taking
>> a little longer, that a radio message comes in from one of the scouts.
>> "We've spotted a wrecked freighter, crushed by the ice. We're not
>> seeing any survivors, but it looks like they've got a full hold.
>> Perhaps there might be food there."
>> "I'm getting a bit of cabin fever here," Lenny says. "Who wants to
>> join me in checking the wreck out?"
> Vesper will volunteer to join others in looking for salvage.
> Oz nods. He and the leaders of the various mixed units under his
> command- former bandits, skyship sailors, dwarves, New Strathclyde
> soldiers, and his own New Camelot soldiers- had all been busy trying
> to integrate tactics and capabilities while their junior officers
> worked on hammering out everything from new watch schedules to
> making sure their encryption and comms could talk to each other.
> "I could stand to stretch my legs. Seems like a good setup for an
> ambush, though. Let's have the skycycles scout the area around the
> ship to make sure there's nothing close enough to hit us while we're
> Ted volunteers to go check out the wreck.
OOC: Apparently no one noticed this...
> "*Ahem*" says Veronique "I have some bad news, I've been instructed
> to take Lady Louissa into custody and return her to New Camelot"
> "Otherwise, investigating this wreck seems like a decent idea, maybe
> there are spare parts if nothing else".
Louissa, who is packing her equipment to go on this little excursion,
drops everything. "Put me into custody? How exactly? And why? Alex gets
a knighthood, and I get put in chains?"
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