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

Troy Imlach troy_a_i at yahoo.ca
Thu Jun 23 00:10:29 PDT 2005

--- Aaron Clausen <mightymartianca at alberni.net> wrote:

> > > [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]
> [GM]
> 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.
> [/GM]
> > [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]
> [Bongo]
> "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.
> [/Bongo]
> [GM]
> 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
> underneath.
> [/GM]
> > [Talas]
> > Talas says "I am a Demon Queller and the man I am
> looking for is a 
> > demon."
> > [/Talas]
> [GM]
> 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."
> [/GM]
> 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.
> [GM]
> 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
> octopus!"
> 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
> side.
> [/GM]
> > [Talas]
> > Seeing that it is safe, Talas asks "So what do you
> know of the Temple?"
> > [/Talas]
> [GM]
> Phaeton looks to the others, and in particular Alex
> and Arden.  "Perhaps
> you should tell us what you know, Elf Talas."
> [/GM]
Aaron I think you my have forgotten about my horse. I
would have needed to locate a stable for him before I
could go to the room.

"As you ask. But I will expect you to do the same."
Talas say looking over the group particularly at
Arden, Alex and Phaenton. "Early last night as I was
camped for the night. An image of a woman appeared to
me in the flames of my camp fire. She said that I had
been chosen for a quest. The image then changed to
that of a battle field with what looked like thousands
of slain warriors around the temple, that I asked
about. And inside the temple was a man with red
glowing eyes. I was able to recognize him as a member
of a demonic race that was to have died out long ago.
The woman’s voice then told me to go to Ireland as
quickly as possible. And then as the woman’s voice
faded away it was replaced by the sound of approaching
hooves.” He give a small smile and continue in a more
upbeat tone “Which turned out to be a pare of
incompetent highway men, who were hired by a dark
roped stranger. I was able to scare them off by trying
to throwing one of them through a large tree. The one
rouge ran and the one that I tossed was more than
willing to answer my questions and give me his armor.”
Talas’s tone becomes serious again “after that I
decided to travel through the night. Come morning I
found that the coast had been ravaged by a storm
caused by a rift opening up just off shore.” He looks
at Phaeton again and says “I only mention the rouges
and the storm because I feel they were ment to stop me
from coming here.”
“This is all that I know. Now what can you tell me of
the temple and the demon I look for?”

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