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Saturday, 24th April, 2010, 01:05 PM #1
Adventure: Lord Byron's High-Seas High-Stakes (DM: Tenchuu, Judge: H.M.Gimlord)Lord Byron's
An Adventure for Levels 4 - 5
Wil Rando (Half-Elf Bard)
Hergunna (Human Druid)
Kane (Bugbear Barbarian)
Kruk Dwarf Fighter)
Carolina (Halfling Rogue)
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Saturday, 24th April, 2010, 01:31 PM #2
The group of adventurers proceeded form the bar down to the docks. Toward the end of the dock, in a small slip near a shady area of the waterfront, the Wind's Wil stood. The ship was tied down to the dock with a plank leading up to the deck. A group of about a dozen sailors adjusted the rigging and loaded provisions.Pre-Adventure Loose Ends
A salty old sailor stood at the top of the ramp supervising the work. His hair was unkempt, long, and wild. The dark hair was starting to turn gray at the roots, and he sported an equally wild beard. The man's ragged clothes matched the rest of his look.
"Hurry up you slugs!" The old sailor bellowed. "We don't have all day! Move it!"
As the adventurers neared the ramp, the old sailor spotted them, and recognition flashed over his face. "Oy! You must be the muscle the good Lord Byron has sent. Come aboard, come aboard." Turning his attention back to his men, he barked, "Out of the way you scallywags!"
"Welcome aboard the Wind's Will. Captain Levenbrech. We're bound for Allaria, so I hope you have your sea legs, for it'll be a long journey friends!" the captain said in a billowing laugh.
"This here is my first mate, Porse. And that up monkey up there is my second mate, Trig."
The second mate was halfway to the ship's mast, adjusting the rigging. The man looked young, as though he couldn't be more than 30. He gave an excited wave, nearing loosing his grip in the process.
"Watch yourself Trig! I've no use for broken bone sailors!" The captain scolded.
The first mate was middle aged, shaved bald, and covered with tattoos, many of which had grown distorted with sun and age. He bundled rope, scowling at the new arrivals. "They better not eat too much, Captain. Especially the big one," Porse said with a nod to Kane. "But I do like my woman small. As long as they keep their mouths shut."
Saturday, 24th April, 2010, 10:35 PM #3
Defender (Lvl 8)
"SmmmmmMMMMMMMFFFF....Haaaaaaahh, the smell of sea salt" Kruks states as he steps onto the boat. "Well met!" he salutes in dwaven fashion to the crew of the ship. "It's been a while since I've been on a ship" he says excitedly as he steps onto the ship, which is already rocking to-and-fro from the waves hitting the bottom of the ship. This proves too much for Kruk as his face turns slightly green. This is imediately follow by puke spewing form his mouth like a volcanic eruption onto the deck of the ship, as Kruk had no chance of making it to the ship railing in time, much to the dismay of the ship crew. After emptying the contents of his stomach, which consisted of the stew and ale, and continuing through a repeated bout of dry heaves, Kruk then turns to the rest of his comrades, with puke shrapple all over his beard, and says with a grin "Well comrades, now that that is over, I'm ready for the trip! And I thought I have a cast iron stomach! HA HAAAHHHA HHAAAA!"
Last edited by dimsdale; Sunday, 2nd May, 2010 at 11:33 PM.
Characters: Kruk (Lvl 11), Max (Lvl 11), Lerrick (Lvl 6)
Sunday, 25th April, 2010, 01:58 AM #4
"Oh, maybe it better if you fall over side of ship. You stink ..hmmm....maybe I call you Stinkbeard...yeah that good name. Ok, so musicman, stinkbeard... Hergunna and Carolina....Kane come up with special friend name for you too. " the bugbear says as he nimbly jumps onto the ship, "You need help with rope Mr. No hair man?" Kane asks jovially to the first mate.
Sunday, 25th April, 2010, 02:25 AM #5
Wil steps dextrously onto the boat and looks about with a slight frown. Hmmm, I thought it would be "bigger". he mutters before beaming at the captain. Captain, a pleasure to be aboard. I am Wil Rando... and if the Wind's Will wills, Wil will travel well! The bard chuckles and tests his feet on the deck, seeming to be satisfied with the rocking motion.
Sunday, 25th April, 2010, 03:21 AM #6
Myrmidon (Lvl 10)
Carolina steps aboard the ship with feigned disinterest, discreetly eyeballing the deck for any nooks or crannies that might offer benefit to one of her stature.
The halfling offers a quick nod as she lets her eyes pass over the tattooed brute. "And I me daggers sharp," she retorts dismissively. Kruk's retching quickly steals her attention, and if the first mate had any reaction at all she didn't notice... or at least pretended not to.Originally Posted by Porse
Sunday, 25th April, 2010, 12:57 PM #7
"Nathan! Come swab the damn deck!" Porse yelled, redirecting a teen crewman. Looking to Kane, he said, "I can manage a spot of rope. Why don't you make yourself useful and help load the rest of the provisions. You're likely to eat most of them, by the looks of you, so the least you can do is haul them on board."
The captain waved a dismissing hand to Porse. "Don't mind him. He's no silver tongue, that's for sure. He don't know how to say it, but he says it true: I expect you to pull your weight around here. You're the muscle, and that gives you some latitude, but I'm the Captain, Aye?"
The crew finished the preparations and cast off within the hour. Most of the crew, save the 2nd mate and the young boy Nathan, were older: all in their late 30s to late 40s. Constant exposure to the sun and salt did not help their look either. And with no ladies on the ship, Hergunna found herself in the unusual position of being ogled and cat-called; though, Carolina drew most of the crew's attention.
* * *
Once the ship was out of the harbor and on it's way, the second mate Trig approached the Adventurer group.
"Hi! I'm Trig. I'm real glad to have you all on board. It's so exciting! I can't wait to hear all of your amazing stories; this is going to be the best trip ever," he said with the enthusiasm of a small child. Apparently, he had dreams of being an adventurer which he never grew out of. "Here, let me show you around below deck."
"So, this is where you'll be sleeping," Trig said, pointing to some triple bunked hammocks. "Well, everyone but you Kane. I'm afraid theirs not one big enough. Maybe you can... we'll have to work on that."
* * *
As the sun began to set, the captain invited the five adventurers to dinner. They sat around a cramped table outside the captain's quarters, eating with Levenbrech and his two mates. The cook brought small steaks and potatoes, along with mugs of sour ale.
"A toast to our new companions. May your services be not required, but your company be well cherished," the captain said, raising his mug.
"Here, Here!," Trig added. Porse lifted his mug with an exasperated snort, flashed his teeth in a fake smile, and took a quick drink.
"Enjoy this food, while you can. From here on out, it gets pretty terrible," the captain added.
"So, have you fought pirates before?" The young officer asked eagerly.
Sunday, 25th April, 2010, 02:38 PM #8
Myrmidon (Lvl 10)
Sunday, 25th April, 2010, 06:16 PM #9
Wil seems gleeful and boisterous at the table. He regales Trig of any stories he knows. At dinner... We faced off against a dragon in its very lair. Kane charged in alone and challenged it. Mervin rescued the lady fair and Hergunna brought a wolf out of the air to aid us. It died with my arrows piercing it's every limb.
Sunday, 25th April, 2010, 07:38 PM #10
Cutpurse (Lvl 5)