[Taocow PBEM] Book 3 - Chapter XVII
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Wed Mar 23 03:55:11 UTC 2016
Ooc: the druid to heal Ted, and some scouting for me Camelot
On 17 Mar 2016 5:18 a.m., "Karl Prosek" <karl.prosek at gmail.com> wrote:
> > "But now, tell me of yourselves. I know you, Knight Commander Oz, are
> > a New Camelot commander, though your accent puts you decidedly east of
> > here. But what of the rest of you?"
> Oz nods with a smile. "From Cologne, General, but knighted by the grace of
> King Arr'thu." He gestures at the others. "We all have been fighting the
> Splugorth advance since they made landfall. We drove them back from the
> Millennium Tree and saved as many from them as we could at Belmont Abbey,
> as we did at the megacity with the Maligs and Fomorians."
> > "You must be very valuable to New Camelot to have an entire leyline
> > ship and what appears to be a fairly significant company of regulars
> > and militia at your disposal. Even a team of dwarfs out of Wales, if I
> > am to understand things."
> > "It strikes me as a terrible waste of resources for a kingdom under
> > attack by the Splugorth to waste such troops to save a single
> > individual," the General continues. "No offense is meant, Mr. Smythe,
> > but as you can see, with our somewhat limited military force, we know
> > the value of every soldier, every gun, every combat vehicle. Why, with
> > your compliment, we could probably have a new forward ops team.
> > Besides, all you're going to do as you head north is attract the
> > Fomorians' attention, and you will all be dead within a day or two."
> Given how outnumbered they were and how easily this General could seize
> their ship, Oz did not like this turn of the conversation. He nods at Alex
> and Ted. "We did not leave New Camelot with a ley line ship and such a
> large complement, General. King Arr'thu gave his word that we would take
> the leader of one of his irregular forces to the Millenium Tree to be
> healed. The Druid Council sent us north to find as cold iron. It seems at
> each of our stops we encounter monsters preying on the vulnerable and brave
> folk who stand against the rising tide of invasion and lawlessness. We help
> who we can and take on any willing to swear to the King's service. Everyone
> aboard is a King's man today, but not everyone started out that way."
> The German Knight Commander smiled. "I suppose it makes sense, the helpful
> outsider sworn on the battlefield ends up leading a unit of soldiers sworn
> on the battlefield."
> OOC: Writing it out like that reminds me that I'm not sure why we're still
> heading north after finding the cold iron we were sent for. What's our
> current goal?
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