Beyond the Keep - The Island.   Posted by GM LW.Group: 0
GM LW
 GM, 14 posts
Sat 20 Feb 2016
at 03:57
Beyond the Keep - The Island
A small bit of land off the coast from Buckley Village. Little more than rocks and some sand, with what might wash up. Very little vegetation. During high tide most of the island is under water.

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Nelek
 Player, 1 post
Sat 20 Feb 2016
at 04:14
Beyond the Keep - The Island
A ragged man lay in the sand. His skin was red-brown from the sun, his hair and beard were unkempt, his clothes, stiff from dried salt water, were nothing but rags. A shackle on his ankle chained him to a large rock. He was not moving, even as a seagull approached him. The gull pecked his hand, when there was no reaction the gull came closer. It was about to peck his face when the man's hands suddenly grasped the bird. The bird flailed its wings but the man weakly held on to it.
Juniper Alva Sparks
 player, 103 posts
Sat 20 Feb 2016
at 04:20
Beyond the Keep - The Island
Calm blue waters reflected the midday sun as brightly as a mirror, tossing hot light in all directions. In the distance a small ship could be seen getting closer to the island. The ships sails were an unusual Crimson color and gave it an odd appearance. Standing in the crowd nest was a tall and pale woman holding a pair of strangely fancy binoculars. She spotted the small dab of land and shouted to her companions and crew "Land ahead! Full sails!"
Nelek
 Player, 2 posts
Sat 20 Feb 2016
at 04:29
Beyond the Keep - The Island
The man did not notice the ship. He continued his focus on the gull. He snapped the bird's neck, then tore into it with his teeth.
Questa Cort
 Player, 258 posts
Sat 20 Feb 2016
at 04:37
Beyond the Keep - The Island
Questa stared at the blob up ahead. "Is that it then?"
Juniper Alva Sparks
 player, 104 posts
Sat 20 Feb 2016
at 04:42
Beyond the Keep - The Island
"Should be!" Juniper began to rappel down the main mast and landed on her feet in front of Questa.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 873 posts
Sat 20 Feb 2016
at 05:08
Beyond the Keep - The Island
Sileas stood near Questa, studying the island. It didn't appear to be much of a stronghold. It wasn't even really that large. Her brow furrowed. Surely there were mermen there guarding her uncle. Sileas shuddered. And what a forlorn place this island looked to be. Little, if any, shade to be had. "Poor Uncle Nelek if this is where he's kept," she muttered under her breath. On the plus side, it would feel so good to have steady land under her feet once more.
Questa Cort
 Player, 259 posts
Sat 20 Feb 2016
at 05:14
Beyond the Keep - The Island
"Do yer fink there's anyfink for 'im ter eat there?" Questa did not think they would find him alive. The island looked like a rock in the sea.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 434 posts
Sat 20 Feb 2016
at 05:22
Beyond the Keep - The Island
Yehudit stumbled over.

"Can you see him? She asked excitedly.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 874 posts
Sat 20 Feb 2016
at 05:29
Beyond the Keep - The Island
"I don't think so," Sileas said quietly to Questa. "It doesn't even look large enough to have a source of drinkable water for him." Her heart ached for Lek and Millie. Sileas glanced at Yehudit. "No, I don't see any signs of life yet."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 435 posts
Sat 20 Feb 2016
at 05:33
Beyond the Keep - The Island
"Water? But there has to be water for him to drink!" Yehudit anxiously looked towards the island. "Maybe it's still really far away and is bigger than it looks."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 875 posts
Sat 20 Feb 2016
at 05:41
Beyond the Keep - The Island
"Maybe." Sileas tried to sound more hopeful than she was feeling. She was nearly convinced they were only going to find his remains.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 436 posts
Sat 20 Feb 2016
at 05:48
Beyond the Keep - The Island
Yehudit was starting to get upset. "He has to be all right."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 876 posts
Sat 20 Feb 2016
at 23:50
Beyond the Keep - The Island
"I certainly hope so," Sileas said. She checked her weapons and made certain all were in place.
Juniper Alva Sparks
 player, 105 posts
Sun 21 Feb 2016
at 01:01
Beyond the Keep - The Island
The ship stopped as close as it could before hitting the sandbar. Juniper had retrieved her armor and had a massive great-sword strapped to her back. She mounted the dingy that would take them to shore and waved the others over." This is our way over"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 877 posts
Sun 21 Feb 2016
at 01:17
Beyond the Keep - The Island
Sileas uttered a prayer under her breath. While her stomach felt moderately better, there were still moments. She followed Juniper over and carefully boarded the dingy.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 437 posts
Sun 21 Feb 2016
at 01:50
Beyond the Keep - The Island
Yehudit fell into the dingy, then regained her feet.
Juniper Alva Sparks
 player, 106 posts
Sun 21 Feb 2016
at 03:59
Beyond the Keep - The Island
Juniper patted Yehudit on the shoulder lightly as she waved another shipmate into the dingy" Questa!? Come on!" She tapped her foot as she waited.
Questa Cort
 Player, 260 posts
Sun 21 Feb 2016
at 04:12
Beyond the Keep - The Island
Questa sprang into the dinghy. "Hope we didn't come all this way for a dead bloke."
Juniper Alva Sparks
 player, 107 posts
Sun 21 Feb 2016
at 20:59
Beyond the Keep - The Island
The small vessel was loaded Into the water and began to make its way towards the island, unsure of what they would find. After several minutes the dingy hit dry land and stopped with a lurch. Juniper was the first to shove off and thanked the stars that they arrived. "We can set up camp here and scavenge the island tonight." She spoke to the deckhand and her companions.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 878 posts
Sun 21 Feb 2016
at 23:01
Beyond the Keep - The Island
Sileas instantaneously sighed with relief when her feet hit solid ground. Her stomach felt no better but at the very least she felt sturdy. She was itching to start searching for her uncle, but the cover of darkness would probably be the best situation.
Juniper Alva Sparks
 player, 108 posts
Mon 22 Feb 2016
at 12:26
Beyond the Keep - The Island
Once everyone had departed the rowboat the deck hang began to paddle back to the ship to bring supplies and other sailors. Juniper took a deep breath in and sighed"So who are we looking for again? The kids uncle?" It was clear that juniper was only interested in the excitement and adventure that this trip brought.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 879 posts
Mon 22 Feb 2016
at 12:42
Beyond the Keep - The Island
"He is uncle to myself and Yehudit. Nelek is Lek's father. Due to tricks and apparently a shape shifting potion, we only learned that Uncle Nelek had been kidnapped and brought to an island while this merman took his place. To be honest, we don't even know how long he has been gone at this point." Sileas thought back, trying to remember when Aunt Aislyn had begn to feel abandoned. "At least two years, now that I think on it. Maybe longer."
Questa Cort
 Player, 261 posts
Mon 22 Feb 2016
at 18:38
Beyond the Keep - The Island
"Why wait till night ter search, isit? Why bovver settin' up a camp?" This was enemy territory as far as Questa was concerned, she never squatted on enemy territory until her gang took over it when she was on the streets. "If there's merblokes 'ere they'll know this island better than any of us- night or day, right? At least if we search durin' the bleedin' day we can spot better. If we sit 'round makin' camp they're gonna spot us before we spot ffem, right, and if that Nelek is still alive they'll probably kill 'im before we can find 'im."
Juniper Alva Sparks
 player, 109 posts
Thu 25 Feb 2016
at 01:43
Beyond the Keep - The Island
"Well its best we start looking! Whos coming with me? Que? Sileas? Buckely?" She ratteled the names she had learned of the past week and began to walk through the thick white sand towards the edge of the forest, ready for anything."Whoever it is better keep up!"