[Taocow PBEM] Chapter VI: Whence The Lizard Man?

D McCullough derekm617 at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 7 15:23:27 PDT 2005

He laughs out loud. "Figures... well, I suggest a tactical retreat, at least 
until we reach a place to send a couple of these individuals to the Nine 
Hells. What do you think?" Without much thought, he loads up his energy 
rifle with a fresh clip and an grin lies on his face as he runs near Phaeton 
and Lena.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Aaron Clausen" <mightymartianca at alberni.net>
To: "The Tao of Cow Rifts PBEM" <taocowpbem at zork.net>
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 2:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Taocow PBEM] Chapter VI: Whence The Lizard Man?

> OOC: Sorry about the delays.  A day later than I even promised :-(
>> [Talas]
>> Talas uses his powers to make his body hardier, and then stops in front 
>> of
>> the ogre that winked at him and says "I am tracking a demon.  Let us
>> pass!"
>> [/Talas]
> [GM]
> The two ogres laugh.  "A demon, aye?" the cigar-chomping ogre says
> derisevely.  "P'raps he'll pay your passage."  Neither one gets out of the
> way.
> [/GM]
>> [Talas]
>> Talas grabs the ogre [Strike 8+2=10, ogre's Dodge 9] and throws him into
>> his friend.
>> [/Talas]
> [GM]
> Both ogres fall to the ground.
> [/GM]
>> [Alex]
>> Alex points her JA-12 rifle towards one of the Ogre guards while stepping
>> back. While the armor clearly shows that her form is female, the
>> camouflage armor removes any identity. She brings up the volume in the
>> speaker in her armor, "You need to rethink any adventures. You don't look
>> that tough."
>> [/Alex]
>> [Osiris]
>> Seeing that the situation is fast becoming a fight that they do not need,
>> Osiris steps infront of of the ladies and looks at the Ogres. 
>> "Gentlemen,
>> that is no way to speak to a lady. We have no quarrel with you as our
>> business is elsewhere. So would you please step aside and we will be on 
>> our
>> way."
>> Osiris readies his mind to will his psi-sword into his hands just in case
>> these guys wanna fight and eyes them quickly to see if he can spot any
>> weak points or chinks in their armor.
>> [/Osiris]
> [GM]
> The two ogres don't appear to want this fight.  Both shuffle backwards on
> their behinds.
> "Go then!" one barks.  "The faeries will 'ave their way with you all!"
> Phaeton looks with no small admiration on his new companions.  He leans 
> down
> to both of them.  "I know at least one of your names, my fine friends." he
> says in a voice so threatening it makes even his compatriots quake.  "If 
> you
> betray us, we will find you, and between us, we'll find a suitable
> punishment."
> Phaeton turns back to the company.  "Let us go.  We have little time to
> lose, and I suspect our welcome in this city has just about reached its
> end."
> The company heads out of the gates.  The road leads up a lightly wooded 
> hill
> that shows no signs of habitation, other than the well-kept road itself. 
> As
> you reach the crown of the hill, Lena looks behind and cries in fear.
> "Look, there are a bunch of horsemen coming after us!"
> True to her word, there are at least six horsemen.  Kyle's keen optics
> reveal that two are humans (or at least very human-like), two are ogres 
> and
> one is an orc.  They are lead by a very tall figure on a very large robot
> horse.  The figure is at least seven and a half feet tall, wearing 
> blood-red
> armor and a white skull cap that, well, looks like the skull of some
> horribly mutated creature.  The figure's face is fat and pink, with ugly
> purple blemishes on it.  All looked well-armed, with the enormous leader
> carrying a rail gun.  Kyle estimates that they'll reach the company's
> position in about five minutes.
> [/GM]
> -- 
> Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at alberni.net
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