Continuing from where I left off...
With the escape route from the cell now open, and the guards seemingly not giving a damn that a prisoner who may or may not be an Omnicidal Maniac
will now be on the loose, Chelsea Cheeto began trailing
Old Man Septim and his katana wielding henchmen. It didn’t take long, however, for a group of Mystic Dawn assassins to leap out from above and attack the group. Apparently, while there was only one way out of the escape route, there were plenty of ways in. One must wonder whose idea that was.
The assassins didn’t last very long, but they did manage to take down one of the Emperor’s guards. To show her respect for the fallen warriors, Chelsea looted their corpses and stripped them naked◊
… Then donned the outfit of said assassins◊
, as one would do when trying to establish oneself as an ally.
With the assassins now defeated, the Emperor and gang continued down the passage, shutting and locking a door in Chelsea’s face, leaving her alone. Suddenly, though… RATS!◊
(Because you can’t have a generic fantasy romp without rats.) They, like the assassins before them, didn’t last very long against the mighty KHAJIIT FINGER STAB◊
With the rats cleared from the room, our Khajiit protagonist was allowed to escape from a newly opened hole in the wall, because not only was the escape route poorly thought out, it was also poorly constructed. For some reason, a fairly elaborate cave system was connected to said hole, which was filled with quite a few treasure chests, most of which were locked. Conveniently, the cave was also full of lock-picks.
(This was obviously meant to introduce the lock-picking mechanic◊
. To sum it up, click on “Auto Attempt” until the lock opens or all your picks break, because actually trying to open it manually is pointless until you’re at a high enough Security skill level that you can pick most locks in a single try anyway.)
Having looted the entrance of the cave and equipped herself◊
in some fashionable attire
, she began to make her way through the caverns. Being the sneaky type, and due to the hilarity of watching her foes fly 30 thirty feet upon death, she used sneak attacks with her bow to take out the hoards of evil… Rats… And more rats… And MORE rats… And an indecent zombie◊
… And… Wait.
Oh thank the Nine Divine! For her crusade against the Rodents of Unusual Size and reanimated nudists, she has been rewarded with wonderful STUPID JUICE! It was now time to party her way on through to the end o’ the tunnel. Well… After she marveled at the wonders of Cyrodiilic paintbrushes◊
, who by means unknown defy the laws of gravity, and planted a few arrows into a friendly little goblin◊
(because you can’t have a generic fantasy romp without goblins).
The path to the end was treacherous, filled with many traps◊
(this is one of the many uses of bows. With good aim, you can cut the rope from a safe distance◊
) and angry◊ flying goblins◊
, but also filled with valuable loo… Oh dear god◊
…-Ahem-. Anyway, the tunnel soon came to an end◊
, placing Chelsea right back in the secret passageway, where one of Septim’s guards was making a conveniently timed statement◊
. As Chelsea came to their aid, another group of assassins◊
came by for some tea and bloody murder. Tea time was, however, cut short for them due to a severe case of ‘arrow to the face’, and this led to the Emperor going on a rant about fate and stars. He apparently expected us to have payed attention in astrology class.
(So, it seems it’s now time for us to pick a sign◊
. I mean, how else will all the catboys and lesbian catgirls flirt with Chelsea?)
edited 6th Sep '09 7:00:09 PM by Miijhal