On Stranger Tides.   Posted by Dread Pirate Robert.Group: 0
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 81 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Thu 9 May 2019
at 20:12
Re: All Ashore
"Hmm, much like villages in the mountains or deep in the woods. Complacent and superstitious. It is too bad that it leaves them so vulnerable to those they believe they can trust for one reason or another."
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 177 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Sat 25 May 2019
at 03:56
Re: All Ashore
It's not a big town by any means, and you spot two pubs along the street facing the sea. One is pretty much in the center and the other is down at the end of the street into town. However, there are probably a few more on the other streets.

The central is probably frequented mostly by fishermen. Based on the sign, it's probably The Red Fish pub.

Entering the pub, you draw the attention of the dozen occupants. Some not at first, but they look up eventually as others don't recognize you.

It's a typical pub... a row of tables and chairs down the left side and the bar with stools down the right side.
Detlef Peukert
 player, 33 posts
 Eisen
 Demon Cursed Duelist
Sat 25 May 2019
at 13:33
Re: All Ashore
Detlef walls right up to the bar and plops down. His sword jingling slightly off his armor. “I’ll take an ale.”He looks at his companions and motions to join him at the bar. The soldier scans the room to see if anyone looks nervous or tries to get up as leave.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 82 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Thu 30 May 2019
at 18:28
Re: All Ashore
Vasily sits at the bar, as the implied instructions indicate. He smiles at the bartender and asks: "Do you, by any chance, have any Vodka?"
Valentino Iocovelli
 player, 34 posts
 Vodacce Nobleman
Sat 1 Jun 2019
at 16:29
Re: All Ashore
Valentino hesitates outside the door for minute as he takes a quick scan of the street, paying particular attention to the layout of buildings and side streets. While he doesn't expect any trouble, it never hurts to take precautions.

Then he enters and joins Detlef and Vasily at the bar.

"I'll have an ale, too," he says to the bartender, then turns around and leans against the bar as he surveys the room. He lets a little smile touch his face as he tries to decide if any of the other patrons might be likely to talk to them. Or attack them.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 179 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Wed 12 Jun 2019
at 09:59
Re: All Ashore
The bartender does, indeed, have vodka.

"I've had this bottle for several years now," he tells Vasily as he pulls a dust-covered bottle out from under the bar.

"Does it go bad?" he asks before opening it.

"I don't get much call for it around here. In fact, you're the first person to ask for it in... well, ever!"
Detlef Peukert
 player, 34 posts
 Eisen
 Demon Cursed Duelist
Wed 12 Jun 2019
at 14:16
Re: All Ashore
Detlef slides a few marks the bartender’s way. “Makes sense that the bottle hasn’t been opened in a long time. Fishing villages like this don’t seem to get very many foreigners and if you do the whole town knows it. Speaking of which, you wouldn’t happen to know about any other foreigners that have been around lately besides us would you?”

He looks at the other two. “See any familiar faces?”
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 83 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Wed 12 Jun 2019
at 16:26
Re: All Ashore
"Ah, that is one of the beauties of vodka; it never goes bad!" Vasily smiles, then, at Detlef's question, looks around carefully to see if he recognizes anyone.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 180 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Thu 20 Jun 2019
at 07:25
Re: All Ashore
Vasily doesn't see anyone that he recognizes. People don't travel that much unless they are going off to war.

"Oh, we get a foreigner come through here at least once a week," the bartender replies. "Some are on that walkabout craze, some are looking for a homestead, and some are just going from one town to another with Gottkirchen in between."

"Without a harbor, few ships stop by here. We saw one go by two days ago. It dropped sails for a spell and we thought maybe some of the crew might come ashore, but they never did."

Detlef Peukert
 player, 35 posts
 Eisen
 Demon Cursed Duelist
Thu 20 Jun 2019
at 17:05
Re: All Ashore
Detlef scratches his chin. “My my that does sound very peculiar. Perhaps they just needed to lay anchor long enough to do some repairs in a calm spot of the sea. Who knows. Would you perhaps be able to describe this ship? If we run across them, we could see if they need any help.” He looks to the two others for any sign of recognition if the man described the ship.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 181 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Sat 22 Jun 2019
at 23:20
Re: All Ashore
"Perhaps. It was a pinnace... three-master, level deck," the bartender answers. "The aft sail was green."

"The name of the ship was the Sea Rover."

Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 84 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Mon 24 Jun 2019
at 15:41
Re: All Ashore
OOC: I honestly can't remember what ship we're looking for, much less what it looks like.

"Well, let's all hope they've only had smooth sailing, but I guess we should probably be on our way as soon as the Captain believes the tide is right!"
Valentino Iocovelli
 player, 35 posts
 Vodacce Nobleman
Tue 2 Jul 2019
at 20:09
Re: All Ashore
"The sailor we are looking for is named Prad. He sailed from Wandesburrow on the Iphigenia," Valentino informs the others to let them know that the ship that was anchored here is not the one they are looking for.

"If no one came ashore, then that settles that."

"Oh, he did have a tattoo on his arm... an anchor with a snake around the anchor."

"Our concern is that he changed ships."

"We aren't looking for that pirate ship that sank the Southern Wind... at least, not at this time."

Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 85 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Mon 8 Jul 2019
at 16:03
Re: All Ashore
"Perhaps we should make haste back to the ship and let the captain know we'd like to make way as soon as the weather and tides allow, then?"
Detlef Peukert
 player, 36 posts
 Eisen
 Demon Cursed Duelist
Mon 8 Jul 2019
at 16:45
Re: All Ashore
Detlef nods in agreement. “Hopefully we don’t need to result while we’re here. Let’s make haste while the tide may still be on our side.”

He nods to the bartender. “Thank you very much. Please excuse us.”

He then gets up with his payment on the table and starts to head out the door.
Valentino Iocovelli
 player, 36 posts
 Vodacce Nobleman
Fri 12 Jul 2019
at 17:47
Re: All Ashore
"Definitely," Valentino agreed with the others.

"We're not even really looking for the ship, but we had to make sure the sailor didn't disembark here for whatever reason. Doesn't look like he did, so it's back to sea we go."


He leads the other back to the beach to their boat, and soon has them rowing back out to the ship.

"Now, where to next--that is the question?" he says once they are back on the ship and the ship gets underway again.
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 86 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Thu 5 Sep 2019
at 15:28
Re: All Ashore
"I guess we resume the path we were following; we may yet still catch up to our quarry."
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 184 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Sun 22 Sep 2019
at 23:30
Re: All Ashore
Back aboard the ship, Captain Marino raises anchor and sets a course for Rurik. That was the other ship's supposed destination. If it makes a stop before then, they have a good chance of getting to Rurik before the other ship, as Valentino's ship is faster.
Valentino Iocovelli
 player, 37 posts
 Vodacce Nobleman
Sun 22 Sep 2019
at 23:36
Re: All Ashore
Valentino had been aware that someone had boarded the ship back in DeChaine, but as he wasn't the captain, it hadn't been his place to make enquiries.

Now that the immediate danger had passed, he saw Captain Marino escort her on to the deck.

"How fares the ship, Captain?" he asked Marcello. "And who is this enchanting creature?"
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 88 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Mon 23 Sep 2019
at 17:27
Re: All Ashore
Vasily listens the interaction between the captain and the owner as he studies the newcomer with interest.
Alessandra Castillo
 player, 4 posts
 A lady, then a pirate.
Tue 8 Oct 2019
at 23:28
Re: All Ashore
Ooc: Would he be referring to me?
Vasily Pavlychenko
 player, 90 posts
 Ussuran Sorcerer/Duelist
 HP: 0
Fri 11 Oct 2019
at 23:38
Re: All Ashore
OOC: I would assume so.
Dread Pirate Robert
 GM, 186 posts
 Master of Fate
 Danger Pool: 7
Sun 13 Oct 2019
at 18:44
Re: All Ashore
((OOC: Yes, he was referring to you, Alessandra! I figured that intro was better than waiting until the ship reached another port. Or maybe clinging to wreckage floating in the sea? ))
Marcelo Marino
 NPC, 25 posts
 Vodacce Swordsman
Sun 13 Oct 2019
at 19:10
Re: All Ashore
"May I present the Lady Alessandra Castillo," Captain Marino responds to Valentino.

"Perhaps she is another Seeker?"

"I have not had a chance to talk to her since she came aboard at Dechaine. Too busy watching out for pirates! Isn't that right, Simbu?"
That last is directed to the lutung monkey perched on his shoulder. It is fairly small, black furred and has a round face that makes it look like it is a baby.
Alessandra Castillo
 player, 5 posts
 A lady, then a pirate.
Sun 13 Oct 2019
at 21:19
Re: All Ashore
In reply to Marcelo Marino (msg # 304):

Ooc:Okay, just making sure.


Alessandra is delighted to be aboard a pirate ship, finding it a new adventure. When the captain mentions her name, she turns and smiles at the man. "A pleasure to meet you, Senor."