[Taocow PBEM] Chapter XVIII - Into The Heart Of Darkness - Alex

Aaron Clausen mightymartianca at gmail.com
Wed May 27 22:45:39 BST 2009

> > > > [GM]
> > > > Alex sees the demon, that had been bowing prostate before Talas,
> > > > leap into action, a black sword in hand.
> > > >
> > > > "This is all wrong." a voice, a woman's perhaps, but hollow and raspy.
> > > > "They'll die if they don't reach Rath-Iren."
> > > >
> > > > Alex glances back to see the witch they had encountered earlier.
> > > > Her familiar, a black bird, sits on her corrupted, ancient shoulder.
> > > > [/GM]

> > > [Alex]
> > > Alex keeps her rifle trained on the demon but keeps a careful eye on the
> > > witch as well. She does not trust either one of them. the red haired
> > > scout asks, "What, in the name of the virgin, do you mean?"
> > > [/Alex]

> > [GM]
> > "The fools!" she cries.  "The prophecy!  The demon is bound to Rath-Iren.
> > There he is strongest and there he is weakest.  They cannot kill him here!
> > You must tell them to let the demon escape."
> > [/GM]

> [Alex]
> Shaking her head, still on guard, Alex responds, "Right" in a dubious
> tone. She wonders if the witch or demon will attack her first. It seems
> to be the way of things
> [/Alex]

The witch spits, her saliva sizzling and leaving a bare patch where it hits
the ground.  "Pah!  You're as bad as my fool son." she says.  "Now I'll
never see how the damned thing ends!"

She turns around, raises her horrible, bone-like, gnarled hands and starts
chanting in some horrifying awful language "Krazak imak tonak kul.  Brakak
nisak burak ulakatan!"  The words chill Alex to the bone.

Suddenly a row of trees in front of the witch just melt away as if they were
made out of plastic.  The passage seems to extend for miles, right through
the swamp, where reeds and grasses disappear, and a path made of out of
muck and mud rises to the surface.  In the distance can be barely discerned
what looks like a ring of stones, and some sort of building right beneath a
nexus point.

The witch turns back to Alex, looking even sicker and vile than before, if that
were possible.  "Tell that lizard man friend of yours he's dying, and the only
way to save his life is to seek out the druid Karpax of Skara Brae..."

She seems ready to tell more, but then a bright light seems to illuminate
her from nowhere.  "No!" she cries.  "Just a little more time.  I've kept my
bargain, let me stay a little longer."  She seems to be dematerializing
before Alex's eyes.

"Please..." she says as her body becomes transparent.

Aaron Clausen
mightymartianca at gmail.com

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