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FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC: THE BUDDY COP CAMPAIGN PT. 2 Unicorns and Zombies
|Special Thanks to Terry Pratchett|
#3 FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC: THE BUDDY COP CAMPAIGN PT. 1 Introduction
Our story begins with the two characters, Carrot (played by Chris Baker) and Vik (played by Nick Mawby) sitting at their desks at Central, the main police station of the Watch. Carrot is in the bull pen and is carefully working on his reports, ever diligent and thorough. Meanwhile, Vik's boots are propped up on his deck, and he sits in his private office, taking a long nap, a dog-end of cigar hanging from his lip. They have the station to themselves as the other two guards on duty are busy walking the streets. Suddenly, a goblin clerk runs into the station, alerting Carrot to an emergency in the Garden District.
Carrot drags Vik up and out from behind his desk to go to the Garden District. Vik is a little ragged from a day of boozing it up in his office. Carrot has to keep stopping so Vik can piss or vomit out the alcohol drunking him up. Vik assured Carrot that it wouldn't be a big deal. Probably just a break-in. After all, the Garden District is the home of the Eladrin aristocrats that made their home in the city for a life of urban leisure. When they arrived to the scene of the crime, Vik wishes he had just stayed in his office.
As they rounded the corner into the Garden District they discovered a massive sink hole had opened up in the street, the front of one house caved in, and wreckage all about. At the crime scene, the other two guards were trying to keep the piece, putting up police tape and trying to get information from the witnesses. Carrot makes a quick deduction when he sees a large foot print.
"Giants in the city?"
Just as the Chief Samson arrives, they learn from witnesses that Fomorians, giant dwellers of the underground, had burst from the street and kidnapped several Eladrin. The Chief looks like he is about to have another heart attack over the concept of giant's bursting from under the city and kidnapping wealthy elves, so Carrot immediately volunteers to go down and retrieve the eladrin before they come to harm. Vik doesn't want to go but, with a little persuasion AKA a threatening look from the Chief, he follows Carrot down the hole.
It didn't take long for the two cops to run into a pair of Fomorian beasties, but with their skill and tough guile they made quick work of the beasts. Finding a pair of unconscious Eladrin, the elven maidens thank the cops, and tell the cops that they saw more Eladrin getting driven down into the caves. Carrot and Vik soon find a large cavern where an Eladrin, Samaria, riding a summoned unicorn are defending themselves against a pair of Fomorians. They help her fight off the big, ugly, purple giants and the Eladrin explains that she believes that the Fomorians have dark plans and that, being a retired knight, she leaped out of bed at the first sound of the explosive entrance of the giants and chased them down the hole. Now, with an eladrin knight and a talking unicorn at hand, they make their way down the caves until they find a dank bog in a large cavern and a grisly discovery.
The water runs red with slaughtered Eladrin and standing at the far end of the cave is a figure in a blue and gold hooded robe. Turning to meet them, the figure's hood slides down, and reveals the familiar face of a rather prominent Eladrin by the name of Alazar (can't remember his name so there's one for the purpose of this retelling). He tells them its too late for them and that they won't be leaving. Casting some dark magic, he raises the Eladrin corpses as undead, and they raise to attack our heroes. The Eladrin knight dashes forward on her steed to charge the magic user, while the cops fight the zombies. The magic user stabs Samaria through the heart but, seeing the cops making short work of the undead, makes his escape. The talking unicorn, wounded, tells them that they should immediately go to the Court of the Stars.
They follow the unicorn down to a group of caves populated by Eladrin. He asks them to stay the night as witnesses so they can accuses Alazar of his dark deeds.
To be continued...
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