[Taocow PBEM] [Oz] Book 3 - Chapter XVIII

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 20:48:30 UTC 2016

>> [GM]
>> 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."
>> [/GM]

>> [Lenny]
>> "I'm getting a bit of cabin fever here," Lenny says. "Who wants to
>> join me in checking the wreck out?"
>> [/Lenny]

> [Vesper]
> Vesper will volunteer to join others in looking for salvage.
> [/Vesper]

> [Oz]
> 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
> inside."
> [/Oz]

> [Ted]
> Ted volunteers to go check out the wreck.
> [/Ted]

OOC: Apparently no one noticed this...

> [Veronique]
> "*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".
> [/Veronique]

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?"

Aaron Clausen
mightymartianca at gmail.com

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