<html><body><div style="color:; background-color:; font-family:times new roman, new york, times, serif;font-size:12pt"><div><span>[Vesper]<br></span></div><div><span>Vesper secures the box to him so it would not be lost or shaken free. He then says to Justin, "I might need your help</span></div><div><span>I know a little about swimming but that current looks very strong."</span></div><div><span>He was prepared to let anyone who wanted to assist him do so as well as offer a hand up once they made it to drier ground.</span></div><div><span>[/Vesper]</span></div><div> <br> <div>----- Original Message -----<br> From: Aaron Clausen <email@example.com><br> To: The Tao of Cow Rifts PBEM <firstname.lastname@example.org><br> Cc: <br> Sent: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 1:42 PM<br> Subject: [Taocow PBEM] [Everyone Together] Book 3 - Chapter IX - The Sewers<br> <br>>> [Justin]<br>>> Justin waves him on. "Hurry up!" he shouts over the roar of the
water.<br>>> "We want to find her fast!"<br>>> [/Justin]<br><br>>> [GM]<br>>> Vesper is forced to run through the stinking water, which proves hard,<br>>> as the water gets deeper. Various pipes flow in<br>>> from the sides and above, pouring in filthy stench-laden water and...<br>>> other things. Vesper soon catches up to his companions, and the three<br>>> of them, and two very filthy dogs, make their way down the stinking<br>>> sewer.<br>>><br>>> Finally the passage makes a big looping turn and then they are at the<br>>> opening. Below them is large chamber, perhaps two hundred feet in<br>>> diameter, into which several tunnels like the one they are in empty in<br>>> to. The illumination is a few dim electric lights, but it's enough to<br>>> allow them to see that there is a good fifteen foot drop to the fetid<br>>> pool below. Each of the incoming tunnels
has a number in Roman<br>>> numerals, from I to XVIII. Passage XVIII is the largest, and is an<br>>> outgoing tunnel, three or four times as big as the one in which they<br>>> stand. The current looks much stronger below.<br>>> [/GM]<br><br>> [Ted]<br>> The lizard man checked the e-clip on the weapon and then slung it<br>> over his shoulder. "Most obliged," he said to Oz.<br>><br>> "No sense in dawdling," the lizard states. He follows Vesper.<br>> [/Ted]<br><br>> [Oz]<br>> Oz drops into the sewer behind the others, glad to be wearing his<br>> sealed environmental body armor. Even through his air filters he was<br>> getting a whiff of the stink- he didn't want to imagine what it<br>> smelled like without filters. And even the deepest dirty, disgusting<br>> water was no big deal when you had an internal air supply.<br>><br>> In the dim light, the German man showed that he had some
experience at<br>> blending into shadows- no doubt gained from his knowledge of hunting<br>> and stalking. He looked for clues as to the direction of their quarry.<br>> [/Oz]<br><br>[GM]<br>Oz easily becomes a shadow-like presence. Between the dark tunnel, the<br>rushing water and his impressive skills, it takes a clever eye to<br>catch him. By the time Oz is in the tunnel, only the faintest traces<br>of the yellow ichor can be seen, and seem to offer the best trail to<br>follow.<br>[/GM]<br><br>[Sir Prrcyvel]<br>Sir Prrcyvel also drops down into the sewer, keeping a close eye on<br>Ted. If he sees Oz, he does not acknowledge it.<br>[/Sir Prrcyvel]<br><br>[GM]<br>Two palace guards follow Sir Prrcyvel down, and they too seem rather<br>intent upon Ted.<br>[/GM]<br><br>> [Vesper]<br>> Turns to Justin, "I have some black iron not much a spear point, who is<br>> our best in close fighter ?"<br>><br>> Vesper SO CASTS CLEANSE<br>>
[/Vesper]<br><br>[Justin]<br>Justin shifts around in his Japanese-styled SAMAS armor. "You'd best<br>keep it. Maybe we can force the thing into a corner and you can<br>deliver coup de grace."<br><br>Justin turns to Alex. "Well, you're the scout. Where did they go?"<br>[/Justin]<br><br>[GM]<br>As Justin and Vesper speak, the others arrive. Ted, then Oz (though no<br>one sees him), and then Sir Prrcyvel and the two guards.<br>[/GM]<br><br>> [Alex]<br>> Alex is going to do her best to guesstimate which way to go and she will<br>> look to see if Louissa left any clues.<br>> [/Alex]<br><br>[GM]<br>There are no obvious signs. Any trail has been eradicated by the<br>flowing water. It seems reasonable enough that they must have jumped<br>down into the main pool. The current is very strong, and getting to<br>the other sewers flowing into this pool would be difficult, requiring<br>swimming against the currents and climbing up to the openings.
The<br>main outflow, the largest tunnel labeled "XVIII" would certainly be<br>the easiest, but also the most obvious.<br><br>The light is terrible here, but Alex thinks she can trace the faintest<br>bit of yellowish fluid on the wall on the largest tunnel. But she'll<br>need to get closer to tell for sure, and soon enough the spray from<br>the water will remove even that trace.<br>[/GM]<br><br>[Justin]<br>"I can probably best withstand the current." Justin says. "I can jump<br>in and help any that need it. Remember, Ted was also very strong, so<br>I'm sure he could have gone through any of those other tunnels."<br>[/Justin]<br><br>-- <br>Aaron Clausen<br><a ymailto="mailto:email@example.com" href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a><br>_______________________________________________<br>Taocowpbem mailing list<br><a ymailto="mailto:Taocowpbem@zork.net" href="mailto:Taocowpbem@zork.net">Taocowpbem@zork.net</a><br><a
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