The Vultex and the Coil (Winter Coiling)
Sent: Monday, December 29, 1997 9:44 AM
Subject: The Vultex and the Coil (Winter Coiling)
A new year and a new winter is upon us. Here's a winter coiling story:
The Vultex stood on the platform and twirled the dials on his hand-held
controller. The huddled masses stood and waited, shivering in the icy
cold darkness. Suddenly a strange sound and flickering light glared
forth from the platform as the coil came alive. The crowd, their faces
lit by the eerie light, stood awestruck as the monstrous lightning bolts
worked their way from the super-toroid towards the onlookers. Their
senses were bombarded by the waves of crashing thunder, their eyes
assaulted by the blinding white arcs that seemed to threaten their very
survival. A number of folks collapsed in a swoon, others cried out in
terror and madness.
Still the electrical fires burned into the air until time seemed as frozen
as the atmosphere. The crowd could not shiver despite the piercing
cold which tortured like a thousand steel blades.
The Vultex stood immobile, his bird-like features exaggerated by the
cold pulsating arc-light. His hooded eyes stared balefully at the
multitudes as he twisted the dials to unleash more power into the
The platform and the lands around it trembled from the
terrible energy and the crowd marveled anew at the un-earthly
spectacle. Still the Vultex increased the power until the sparks
and flashes penetrated into the people's souls, convincing them
that the end of the world was near.
None knew how long this mighty display continued; whether it
was for hours or days, but finally the Vultex, towering upon the
platform like an evil sorcerer, turned down the dials. The ever-
reaching sparks withdrew into the toroid, and the tumultuous
sound and light died away. The Vultex disappeared into the
darkness, and all was black and silent. Then the crowd shivered
HAPPY TESLARIAN NEW YEAR!