[Taocow PBEM] Chapter II - Of War and Prophecy - Bongo's Second Big Adventure

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at alberni.net
Wed Dec 15 12:57:31 PST 2004

BorgOmatic at aol.com wrote:

> [Bongo]
> Bongo sends a telepathic message to Phaeton.  *Do not be alarmed, 
> Phaeton, but I need you to speak softly and quickly for time is short 
> and the guards may hear you.  Who is your friend there, what is your 
> purpose aboard this ship, and what do you know of the Captain?*
> [/Bongo]

Phaeton's eyes, half-closed, suddenly widen. In less than a heartbeat, 
the tattooed man is on his feet, his hands held ready to land a blow.

"Who are you?" he asks quietly, but urgently. "What do you want?" His 
agitation quickly passes, and for a moment his eyes seem to roll back 
into his head. He says "I understand.", but it doesn't seem he's 
speaking to Bongo.

*This man, as near as I can determine, is an ally of mine, though I do 
wish he had told me that before tonight.* Phaeton says, though his mouth 
does not move. *I will say no more of this now, not even in this manner 
of speech. There is one other on the ship, though I do not know the 
individual's identity... yet.*

*I cannot reveal my purpose yet.* he continues, *I dare not. The Captain 
cannot any longer be trusted, and what allies he may have I cannot yet 
determine. I must get off this ship now. The Captain means to avoid 
Dublin by sailing right around Ireland, at a great delay, but to a 
destination which I doubt I, or you, would ever leave from. I am certain 
that he does this under instruction, and that the arrival of your people 
is what has triggered this. My quest will fail if I do not get off this 

Aaron Clausen
mightymartianca at alberni.net

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