[Taocow PBEM] [Alex, Vesper, Veronique and Ted] Book 3 - Chapter XVIII

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 20:38:31 UTC 2016

>> [GM]
>> While the company puzzles over the problem, stuffing junk into the
>> hole in the hull has slowed the leak down considerably. Of course,
>> power will have to be restored before the pumps can start getting
>> rid of the water already there, but for the moment, at least, the
>> ship is in no danger of sinking.
>> Vesper is pondering every bit of knowledge he has on dimensional
>> portals and anomalies, and even knowledge on related fields of
>> magic. After some thinking, he's fairly certain that this is some
>> sort of technowizard device. He also senses that this isn't simply
>> some sort of pocket dimension, but rather the orb is a gateway to a
>> much larger dimension. The precise purpose of the orb is hard to
>> determine with so little information, but such a device could be a
>> powerful weapon, if, for instance, unleashed on an enemy encampment
>> or an army. Since this is some sort of technowizardry or
>> biowizardry, it is also likely that the device is being controlled
>> by a sentient or semi-sentient entity, much as a rune weapon is
>> possessed of such an entity. In that case, perhaps psionics might
>> be the best approach, to attempt contact with whatever is
>> controlling the orb.
>> As they speak, the smell of sulfur and brimstone returns, and then
>> orb appears again, darting between shipping containers, but not
>> getting too close.
>> [/GM]

> [Vesper]
> Psionics especially telepathy might help here. There is some kind of
> intelligence controlling this Technowizard device.
> I can attempt it unless one of you believes you might be better at
> this.
> [/Vesper]

> [Lady Veronique]
> Veronique says "Well if you don't want me to try and destroy it, we
> should probably retreat until we can come up with a better plan as
> far as getting the people trapped inside out."
> [/Lady Veronique]

> [Vesper]
> Vesper will attempt the telepathic contact.
> [/Vesper]

For a moment, nothing much happens. Vesper enters a sort of telepathic 
trance, but the orb doesn't seem to react at all. And then Vesper's face 
begins to contort, and then he begins to scream.

Aaron Clausen
mightymartianca at gmail.com

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