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

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
Thu Jul 20 02:28:07 UTC 2017

>> [GM]
>> With the aid of the dagger, Alex regains contact with the orb. It is
>> still apparently in an "awaiting instruction" mode, but it still seems
>> tor resist being taken control of. The dagger and Alex together
>> literally pick through this strange psychic artificial intelligence's
>> defenses, though it does fight back. At one point, Alex's companions
>> see Alex almost fall over, and a strange babble of syllables coming
>> out of her mouth.
>> Even as she is doing that, quite suddenly motion catches Vesper and
>> Veronique's eyes. Several energy weapons of some kind drop out of
>> concealed gun mounts in the hold, and then open fire on the two
>> warriors. Both try to jump for cover, but several blasts blow one of
>> the warrior into pieces, while the other is struck several times in
>> the arm before he is able to dive for cover. They can see one arm is
>> hanging by little more than sinews.
>> Then suddenly Alex opens her eyes, as a strange mechanical voice comes
>> either from the orb... or from her, it's hard to tell.
>> "The Crucible recognizes the imprisoned rune being and Alex as its
>> master. Awaiting further instructions..."
>> [/GM]

> [Vesper]
> Vesper moved quickly when he saw Alex almost fall. When he saw her
> recover he relaxed slightly. He was as surprised as anyone when
> weapons dropped down and opened fire on the warriors.
> "Alex, you ok ?"
> [/Vesper]

> [Alex]
> "I don't know, this is way outside my own experience," the red headed
> ranger states. Will respond back to the dagger, "I prefer partner than
> master however."
> Taking a deep breath, "What do we do now?"
> [/Alex]

> [Vesper]
> "Ask it to release Ted."
> [/Vesper]

> [Alex]
> If she has the ability to, Alex will start by commanding the sphere, "Show
> me where Ted is?"
> "Let me communicate with him."
> [/Alex]

"Please wait..." the voice replies.

A few moments later, an image of Ted appears projected on to the
nearest shipping container, in a cave of some sort with what looks
like the crew lying on the floor writhing around. He's grabbing some
sort of equipment, and then the view expands and the company can see
two warriors like the ones who attacked them simply sitting on the

"Communications available," a voice from the orb says.

Aaron Clausen
mightymartianca at gmail.com

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