A1 S3: A Well Cast Net.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
GM
 GM, 211 posts
 All Seeing Eye
Mon 3 Aug 2015
at 23:59
A1 S3: A Well Cast Net
The nature of the boats around you have slowly changed. While before there were many bright colors and active families, now the boats look worn and aged.
There are more men with appraising looks following your moves. They look hungry and tired. Their loincloths are threadbare and some have none at all.

Just when you get the feeling that you may be being lead astray, you see men in the Silver Net colors ahead. They look armed but not well dressed.

A quick glance behind tells you that men with Silver Net colors have removed the planks you just crossed on a couple of boats back.
Your remaining tail of children have piled up there unable to get closer.

You are on a boat that is more of a barge than anything. The footing is not solid as the wood has rotted some from exposure over the years.
Crowding towards the stern and giving you a wide berth, are a couple of old women and a bedraggled child.
You have a body length from the low curved roof supported by three poles on each side.
The deck of the boat is cluttered with busted and poorly repaired baskets. Rags and gourds hang about.
The water here is slightly less thick with sewage than within the mass of boats but still smells and looks nasty.

Before you can grab him your guide sprints towards the waiting warriors.
"That's them," he says and points back towards you. "I lead them just where you said."

This message was last edited by the GM at 11:55, Tue 04 Aug 2015.

Huruyan
 player, 77 posts
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Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 00:22
Re: A1 S3: A Well Cast Net
In reply to GM (msg # 1):

"Quick Kumahl, pull in all planks connecting this boat to others and try to push us away from them, then I think we best be ready to fight any who make it onto this boat."
Kumahl
 player, 81 posts
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 01:18
Re: A1 S3: A Well Cast Net
In reply to Huruyan (msg # 2):

Kumahl with lightning reflexes, begins hooking the board behind him with his fishing staff. Using the flattened edges to tip the board then the hook to flip the boards in the air.

"My brother, any that dare too close will need a swift end. Any that find their way to our boat will be skinned alive."

When he has removed the last board, he will use the staff to shove off the hunk of junk.
Huruyan
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Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 01:32
Re: A1 S3: A Well Cast Net
In reply to Kumahl (msg # 3):

"Well done Kumahl!" "Any who make it onto this boat are sure to die." Huruyan tries to grab some of the planks instead of just shoving them into the sea. Then he uses his spear to shove off from the other boats that are connected to their foes.

This message was last edited by the player at 10:33, Tue 04 Aug 2015.

GM
 GM, 213 posts
 All Seeing Eye
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 12:42
Re: A1 S3: A Well Cast Net
One of the closest men in a loin cloth with a Silver Net emblem at his waist, makes a quick toss of his net.
A flipping board tangles it's edge and the net falls into the water off the port side of your barge.

"Hold your casts until I say," commanded one of the men while gesturing to those around him. "Spread out around them!"

He was wearing a cloth sash and his skirt of chlen hide was well lacquered both were in pale blue. There was a small net emblem on the sash.

"This doesn't have to be hard. Life as a slave will be easier than you had it where ever you came from," the man that seemed to be their leader cajoled.
"Fine strong men like you go to the best clans."
"I am Troop Leader Bozhrul of the Silver Net and I will ensure we treat you well."

While he talked, his men moved slowly across the boats to either side of your's. There are ten  of them.
They are wearing loin cloths and equipped with nets and spears.

It was clear that your barge had never been moved since it had been moored. There were no paddles or long enough poles to move it that you could see.
The out going tide was causing all the boats to slowly drift but they were moving together as much as their mooring allowed.

You hear some shouts a ways behind your opponents, in the direction of the city.
A couple of your tail of children head off in that direction.
Kumahl
 player, 82 posts
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 16:05
Re: A1 S3: A Well Cast Net
In reply to GM (msg # 5):

Whispering to Huruyan, "light the barge on fire I will provide cover."

Kumahl begins pulling boards into the barge, keeping an eye on the net casters. "Judging by their looks, your clan's slaves would be better off dead."
Huruyan
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Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 16:10
Re: A1 S3: A Well Cast Net
In reply to GM (msg # 5):

"Kumahl, their nets can be a problem. I think if we stay under the roof and behind one of the support poles they will have a tough time catching us in their nets. Continue trying to get us away from them." Huruyan begins trying to get a fire started. Whispering to Kumahl, "maybe we should light some of these old baskets and try to get them on fire instead of us."

This message was last edited by the player at 16:18, Tue 04 Aug 2015.

Huruyan
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Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 16:22
Re: A1 S3: A Well Cast Net
In reply to Huruyan (msg # 7):

Continuing to whisper, "I mean lighting rags and or baskets and flinging them onto the boats they are on."
Kumahl
 player, 83 posts
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 22:39
Re: A1 S3: A Well Cast Net
In reply to Huruyan (msg # 8):

Kumahl nods in agreement and tries to position himself and Huruyan behind poles and under anything that will prevent nets from catching them.

As he sees old bsskets in other boats he snags them with his fishing staff and puts them in reach of Huruyan and his fire. As baskets are lit, he uses his staff to fling them into the crowd or onto other boats.
GM
 GM, 214 posts
 All Seeing Eye
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 23:31
Re: A1 S3: A Well Cast Net
It would be easy to jump between boats if one had a running start but there is barely room to move without stepping on a pile of trash.

As Huruyan crouches down and digs the firestarter from the basket, Troop Leader Bozhrul calls out, "You can't hide from us like that.
Might as well come forward and save yourself a good beating."

"Come on little fishies, let us scoop you up."
"We'll save you from the sea."
"You can't get away from our shiny nets," called a few of the men on either side as they sidled their way along the nearby boats.

On each side a couple of the men have pulled boards from other boats and are feeding them through the tangle in preparation to thrust over to your barge.

In response to the heckling Kumahl flings a newly lit basket towards one of the men with a board almost in position.

The ruckus in the distance is getting closer.
Some of your opponents are glancing that way.
Kumahl
 player, 85 posts
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 23:32
Re: A1 S3: A Well Cast Net
In reply to Kumahl (msg # 9):

Shouting loud enough for all near the docks to hear, "It appears that the Silver Net have no honor. They resort to stealing other men's freedoms as well as their goods. To be your slaves would make being Nakome a privilege. May Takumis and all the gods and cohorts curse your nets and leave them as barren as your women."
GM
 GM, 216 posts
 All Seeing Eye
Tue 4 Aug 2015
at 23:47
Re: A1 S3: A Well Cast Net
Kumahl must have hit a nerve because Troop Leader Bozhrul face colored and he yells to his men, "Now! Cast!"

Three nets from each side flew toward the barge, most snagging on the many hanging obstacles.
With a deft twist Kumahl dodged a close cast but Huruyan, focusing on making the fire, was not so lucky.
The corner of a net fell over his head.
Kumahl
 player, 86 posts
Wed 5 Aug 2015
at 00:34
Re: A1 S3: A Well Cast Net
Still maneuvering boards, the next one he positions against the boat and inside the netting. "Huruyan continue making the fire."

Kumahl grabs another of the lit baskets and flings at the mob. Hopefully the distractions on both sides will discourage the slave-taking activities.

This message was last edited by the player at 00:50, Wed 05 Aug 2015.

Huruyan
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Wed 5 Aug 2015
at 10:49
Re: A1 S3: A Well Cast Net
In reply to Kumahl (msg # 13):

Huruyan pulls the net off his head and continues to fling burning baskets, rags and anything else he can get to burn. Huruyan yells to the Silver nets, "Better run and hide like the cowards you are!"

This message was last edited by the player at 10:50, Wed 05 Aug 2015.