[Taocow PBEM] Chapter V: A Stranger And His Knowledge

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at alberni.net
Wed Jun 22 12:43:59 PDT 2005

> > [Arden]
> > He looks a little distant and his eyes glaze over for a moment, then he
> > nods. In elvish he says, "The Temple of Rath-Iren... What do you know of
> > it?" For any who don't speak Elvish, you might notice the barely hidden
> > sense of wrath at the uttering of the last phrase.
> > [/Arden] 

> [Alex]
> Alex swears softly in spanish.
> [/Alex]

> > [GM]
> > As the boy guards the strange Elf's horse, Bongo's voice, much quieter,
> > comes through on Kyle's radio.  "I think you better get in the shop, 
> > Kyle."
> > [/GM]

> [Kyle]
> After the message from Bongo, Kyle scans the street for anything strange 
> then moves into the shop.  He has his rifle in hand but held in a non 
> threating manner (if that is possible with a laser rifle :) ) Once 
> inside he scans the room with the practiced skill of a spec force 
> solder (hey its a habit he has :) )
> [/Kyle]

Even as the others are looking with a combination of astonishment, 
curiousity (and in Phaeton's case, fear), Kyle comes through the door.
He scans the room, sees his companions all looking at the Elf he met
outside just a minute before, and notices that many of them look like
the Elf has just said something rather startling.

> [Talas]
> I look at Alex and say "My lady I do not know the name of the temple I
> am looking for I think They might."  Looking at Arden and Phaeton, "And
> I agree that this is not the place to speak of such things."
> [/Talas]

> [Arden]
> Looking towards Phaeton then Talas, he nods. "Then let us find a suitable 
> place to speak of this... now, if possible." With that, he strides out of 
> the shop with his new equipment in hand.
> [/Arden]

"Hey, Osiris, Rod!  Looks like we're leaving." the Dog Boy says.  He
quickly follows Arden out of the shop, giving the shopkeeper a smile and
a shrug.

Phaeton follows and then looks at Talas.  "Who are you?" he asks simply,
his voice a sea of calm, though his eyes belie the intense emotions

> [Talas]
> Talas says "I am a Demon Queller and the man I am looking for is a 
> demon."
> [/Talas]

Phaeton spots the boy guarding a horse.  "Boy, where are some accomodations?
I want something out of the way.  Understand?"

The boy jumps up.  "Aye sir!  Follow me."  The boy hands the reigns of
the horse to Talas and then starts walking quickly down the road.  He
looks back and shouts "Come on then, sirs and ma'ams."

OOC: I'm assuming Alex, Lady Frost, Rod and Osiris follow suit and leave
the shop.  If someone wanted to buy some more equipment, just let me
know, and I'll work it into the past turn.

The boy skips down the road, stopping only briefly to make sure everyone
is caught up.  He takes them down a side street, a narrow cobblestone way
surrounded by tall brick buildings of ancient design but seem as if they
were made just a few years ago.  The odd faerie flies by, giggling, but
the boy shooshes them off.  One faerie, a male Pixie, chides the boy.
"Edig, has your grandfather fought off any sea serpents?  How many arms
has he lost now?  Six or seven?  You must be the descendant of an

Finally the company arrives at a small inn, two stories high.  A sign
announces it as the "Far Traveller's Haven".  The delicious smell of
fresh bread comes wafting out a window.

The boy opens the door to reveal a small commons.  The bartender, a
Dwarf, is washing glasses, while the only patrons are a goblin and a
troll, playing cards.  It appears as if the troll is losing.

The bartender looks at the company and narrows in on Rod.  "Vhat do you
vant?" the Dwarf asks in an odd dialect which not even Rod recognizes.
"Boy, you better not be bringing viff-vaff through here."

"They be paying customers, Mr. Luzben." the boy says.  "They're looking
for some rooms, no questions asked."

The boy is a little loud and brash, and the troll puts down his cards
and leans over to look at the company, then picks up his cards again.

"That'll be fifty credits for the lot, eighty if you want breakfast."
the bartender says.  He tosses two keys to the boy.  "I'll tan your
hide, boy, iv they veck my vooms."

The boy leads the company up the stairs, unlocks a large oak door,
revealing a large room with a table in the middle.  There is a large
window looking down on the street below, as well as two doors on each

> [Talas]
> Seeing that it is safe, Talas asks "So what do you know of the Temple?"
> [/Talas]

Phaeton looks to the others, and in particular Alex and Arden.  "Perhaps
you should tell us what you know, Elf Talas."

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