<html><body><div style="color:; background-color:; font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:10pt"><div><span><br></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, December 19, 2012 2:09 PM<br> Subject: Re: [Taocow PBEM] [Alex and Vesper] Book 3 - Chapter X - The Quest For Louissa<br> <br>>> [GM]<br>>> Vesper remembers the conversation between Sir Prrcyvel and Justin<br>>> discussing a creature named a Nakron. His knowledge of lore is good<br>>> enough to know that this creature the woman describes may be a Nakron.<br>>><br>>> Vesper recalls them to be a foul and demonic race said to be related<br>>> to the Old Ones, either of a lesser grouping or perhaps their<br>>> offspring. They were terrors in the ancient wars in the youngest
days<br>>> of Elf and Dwarf on the world known as Palladium; shape-shifters who<br>>> used their mystical and psionic powers to great effect, often taking<br>>> on the forms of chieftains and kings that they would slay and take the<br>>> place of. They were said to have been eradicated from the Megaverse<br>>> many eons ago. Many races united together to destroy them, for though<br>>> they are perhaps ageless, they are not indestructible, and may be<br>>> destroyed by a blade made of the Black Iron of Morbidun.<br>>><br>>> Vesper and Alex [OOC: assuming Vesper fills Alex in on what they might<br>>> be facing] also remember that Vesper has a spear point in his<br>>> possession which was said to be made of "black iron".<br>>><br>>> The woman waits impatiently while Vesper fills Alex in. Finally she<br>>> says, greatly exasperated, "Shall I lead you to my son, or will
you<br>>> talk of these things all day?"<br>>> [/GM]<br><br>> [Vesper]<br>> Vesper casts a sense evil spell and looks to the woman and her children<br>> briefly especially after recalling that the beast was a shapeshifter.<br>><br>> "Yes, take us to your son."<br>> [/Vesper]<br><br>[GM]<br>Vesper senses no evil in the woman.<br>[/GM]<br><br>> [Alex]<br>> "We can talk as we walk," Alex responds. "We only have trouble chewing<br>> gum and walking at the same time."<br>> [/Alex]<br><br>[GM]<br>The woman wipes her eyes, stands up and checks the lantern. "Follow<br>close to me." she says, and with that she heads back the way she came.<br><br>The lamp's effect is positively strange. While spacial dimensions<br>seemed completely out of whack when Alex and Vesper were watching her<br>walk towards them, under the influence of the lamps "light", they seem<br>to be walking in a straight line. The fog seems to part before
them,<br>the lamp creating a circle of clarity about seven or eight feed in<br>diameter.<br><br>Another peculiar effect is that the noises, screams and sounds of<br>battle become much sharper, as if they're only a short distance away.<br><br>Then, after a couple of minutes, a wide arch of stone comes into view.<br>Vesper and Alex can see several silver lanterns laying off to one side<br>of it, and beyond they thinks can spy daylight. Then they pass through<br>the<br>arch, and suddenly they are standing in broad daylight. Behind them<br>looms the thick cloud wall, looking as if it is threatening a storm.<br><br>As Vesper's and Alex's eyes become accustomed, they see a large<br>encampment. There are perhaps thirty tents, perhaps a dozen vehicles<br>ranging from a beat up but still very serviceable military transport<br>down to a couple of motorbikes.<br><br>And there is absolute chaos. There are bodies on the ground, some<br>literally torn asunder. Some
of the victims are children. In the midst<br>of it is a horrifying creature of yellow mottled flesh and tentacles,<br>yellowish ooze like they had seen back in the sewers all over it and<br>the ground. A number of men, some badly injured, are firing at it, as<br>its tentacles whip around and with little effort decapitate one of<br>them.<br><br>It's hard to survey the camp or the carnage. Off in the distance a<br>number of women are herding children towards what looks like another<br>arch. An old man is furiously trying to start an old jeep as a teenage<br>boy tries to swing a rail gun mounted on the back around to fire at<br>the creature. A woman is crying over a man whose legs look to have<br>been severed. Over by the stables a man with half his arm missing,<br>blood still dripping from the stump, is pointing a gun at something<br>inside the stables.<br><br>The sight is so horrifying that even Alex and Vesper, seasoned<br>adventurers though they be,
are momentarily stunned.<br>[/GM]<br><br>[Vesper]<br>Vesper staggered slightly looking around at all the carnage.<br>His eyes darting from one scene to another.<br>His magical words dieing in the wind. When he steadies his nerves he<br>looks to Alex, "I have the iron, I have to try."<br><br>He looked for the best path closer to the creature. "There is another way perhaps with<br>telekinesis."<br><br>Vesper moved for cover so he could get the iron ready.<br>"Alex broadcast to the people here that cold iron can hurt it, maybe they have some to help."<br>[/Vesper]<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 href="http://zork.net/mailman/listinfo/taocowpbem"
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