[Taocow PBEM] [Oz] Book 3 - Chapter XVII
mightymartianca at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 20:43:52 UTC 2016
>> Between Alex's optics and the clearing smoke, the General can be seen
>> up ahead. He has Oz pinned with three of his bionic legs, a forth
>> contains a laser which has just blasted a gun out of Ithdalkal's hand.
>> The General is trying to tear Oz's helmet off.
>> With the clearing smoke they can see their being surrounded by a good
>> sixty or seventy heavily armed soldiers. Even if they manage to beat
>> the General, the odds do not look good. In fact, they're looking
>> pretty hopeless...
>> And then suddenly, off to the north end of this great open area,
>> several hundred meters away, someone, or rather several someones,
>> start opening fire on the New Strathclyde soldiers, creating general
>> chaos as soldiers run for cover and start returning fire. The company
>> is no longer pinned, but is in the middle of a firefight, with only a
>> jeep as cover.
>> As to the identity of who is helping them, that's not clear.
>> And Oz is still pinned.
> Unable to physically defeat the General, Oz turns to other methods
> and starts trying to wirelessly hack the general's cybernetics.
> [Computer Hacking - 16%]
Oz is able to penetrate the control systems of the General's
cybernetics, but it will take a few seconds, particularly with the
General trying to kill him, to gain full access.
> Vesper tried seeing through the smoke and coughed a bit.
> "There he is I see Oz and Ithadalkal."
> Vesper takes a steady aim (Aimed shot) at one of the generals hands.
> [Strike: Natural 1]
Vesper's shot goes wildly off, firing harmlessly into the air.
> Alex takes aim at the general as well but quickly radios Oz, "Alive
> or Dead?"
> "Uh...disabled, I guess? Hostages are good, but we've got fire
> support coming in from somewhere so maybe we don't need him
> as a hostage. I'm good either way."
Before Alex can fire, the General's cybernetic limbs go limp and he
collapses on top of Oz. Ithdalkal picks herself up, and then jumps
over to Oz's aid and throw the General off of him. With a quick flash,
she has a vibroblade to the General's throat.
The General shouts "Do it, then! You're surrounded and you'll all be dead soon!"
Indeed, the larger problem of dozens of soldiers closing in on the
company is now the immediate problem. And who is it that is aiding
them? Whoever it is, they're still laying in covering fire, which is
the only thing from keeping the enemy soldiers from taking the company
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