[Taocow PBEM] [Oz] Book 3 - Chapter XVIII
mightymartianca at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 20:56:56 UTC 2016
OOC: Oz feels the vibration in the ship as well
On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 1:26 PM, Aaron Clausen
<mightymartianca at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> "Concur. We just got a flash of what looked like flame no more than
>>> 10 feet from you to your (whichever direction it was). You're the
>>> wizard, but my guess is demon or fire elemental. It's not showing up
>>> on sensors. Watch your backs."
>>> He looks at Ted and Lady Veronique. "Ted, Lady, do you want to go
>>> down there? Vesper wants people experienced with melee; I am more a
>>> shooter than a fencer."
>>> Ted glances at Lady Veronique. "I can go," he says, not waiting for a
>>> reply. He takes a quick look at the map on the monitor and then leaves
>>> to find his friends.
>>> [Lady Veronique]
>>> Lady Veronique says "I'll head down there to give them a hand, it's
>>> possible they are dealing with entities of some sort and I have a
>>> blade specifically enchanted to handle astral menaces like that"
>>> She will head down to catch up with Vesper.
>>> [/Lady Veronique]
>> Ted exits the bridge, with Lady Veronique close behind, leaving Oz alone
>> to stay in contact with the leyline ship and the crew VTOL.
>> OOC: Continuing in the next post
> Oz is left to listen to the gentle hum of equipment. After a minute or two
> he can see Veronique and Ted moving through the hold to the location of the
> leak. Oz does not see any further odd lights.
> There are a few more radio communications with the leyline ship; mainly
> status reports on the readiness of the hoverjet, and this gives Oz time to
> select the priority goods to be offloaded.
> As he is scanning through the list, the ship's radio suddenly comes alive.
> There's an incoming signal of some kind, very weak. A triangulation display
> appears on the screen by the radio, and very oddly, it seems to show the
> signal is coming from within a couple of hundred feet of the bridge.
> The signal itself is largely static, but some automatic audio filters kick
> in. The sound coming out of the speakers at first sounds like some sort of
> white noise, but then it seems to stabilize, and it sounds a lot like
> screams. A man's voice can be heard above the others, "Oh god, help us!
> Please help us! Release us! If you can hear us, help us!"
> The signal fades out and disappears from the screen before it reappears,
> this time only a hundred feet from the bridge. Oz notices a faint shimmering
> in the air over the main deck. The signal comes in clearer, "Free us! Free
> us, please! Can you hear us?"
> Aaron Clausen
> mightymartianca at gmail.com
mightymartianca at gmail.com
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