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Chapter 1: North Blue.

Posted by Will of D.For group archive 1
Will of D.
GM, 11 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Thu 21 May 2020
at 00:50
  • msg #1

Chapter 1: North Blue

Location: Goldfinch Village
Daybreak Island, North Blue

The sun was descending over the peaceful town just as Irezumi D. Nezha arrived by foot over the rolling hills. He had found the island easy enough with some help from fishermen, but his course was off a bit, and he landed the small sailboat he had procured on the other side of the island from the village. Locals were friendly and helpful, sending him on his way to the costal town of Goldfinch Village with a bundle of snacks and a new hat. He wasn’t sure if he needed the hat, but the villagers assured him that he would want it to shade him from the sun.

The town was quieting now, and Nezha appeared to be just in time....

A large ship was at the docks, marked with the unforgettable symbol of the Marines, below the balled cross of the World Government logo. Nezha had received word that Cypher Pol was being dispatched, but apparently they were trying to leave an impression. They were dressed as ordinary Marine soldiers.

The attack had not yet commenced, but the disguised CP4 agents were already harassing the local fishermen about something, seemingly related to unpaid taxes and out of date licenses—obvious hogwash. Nezha could see the cannons on their vessel, manned by agents and pointed toward the village. The town was small enough, and the guns big enough, that they could destroy all but the most outlying homes with ease.

Nezha had to think fast, or act without thinking. There was no time to delay. As he hurried toward the docks, he recognized a familiar face: Juan Sebastian “Seban” Monticello. His face was hard with the coldness of what he was being forced to do and the determination to do go through with it anyway.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 1 post
Thu 21 May 2020
at 12:24
  • msg #2

Chapter 1: North Blue

The pirate wears only a lavalava tied around his waist and sandals, every inch of his skin, including his face, is covered in rippling tattoos that move about

"As I live and breathe, it's Juan Sebastian Monticello, my old friend!" Irezumi D. Nezha shouts at the top of his lungs wearing a broad smile, "Still working with CP4 and the Navy I see! Wreaking havoc on innocent villagers isn't what you signed up for is it? Or is Eufaw the Giant hiding in one of those little huts?"
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 1 post
Thu 21 May 2020
at 19:15
  • msg #3

Chapter 1: North Blue

Juan Sebastian looked up from the ledger in mock curiosity, expecting either another villager to scare off, or one of the marine underlings pretending to be someone he wasn’t (Which Seban have to deal with later, as No One in the rank and file should know anything about his quarry with Eufaw). What he saw instead was the most unlikely figure this far out on the North Blue…

“Nezha-San? Well, I’ll be a whale in an oil barrel,” he muttered under his breath. HE'S SUPPOSED TO BE DEAD...

“You there!” Seban motioned to one of his subordinates. As the man approached, he shoved the ledger into his hands.

“These figures need to be double-checked before we move any further. Take another count of the sacks of meal and grain. Then report back before the hour.” The marine saluted and scuffled away. That would give Seban some time. Quickly and quietly he stalked toward the lone figure on the hill, hoping he wouldn’t make more of a scene.
This message was last edited by the player at 20:00, Thu 21 May 2020.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 2 posts
Thu 21 May 2020
at 21:23
  • msg #4

Chapter 1: North Blue

Irezumi D. Nezha stands with his arms folded across his chest with his feet planted firmly. It was not a fighting stance but it was clear that he wasn't going to back down either. His face however still bore a wide smile that reached up to his eyes, he was genuinely happy to see his friend from days gone by.

He waits until Seban approached him and then said much quietly, so that no one else would be able to hear, "T
What the Navy is here to do is wrong Seban. I know that helping people was my motivation for joining the Navy, while you were most concerned with getting revenge, but there is a common thread between the two."


"We are both very concerned with getting justice." Nezha says, his smile turning serious as he reasons with his friend, "You may be most concerned with balancing the scales in your personal life, but you know what is right and what is wrong. If CP4 does this today and you help them, you will be no better than Eufaw the Giant."
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 2 posts
Thu 21 May 2020
at 22:31
  • msg #5

Chapter 1: North Blue

“You’ve got some barnacles on ya’ to come up here yellin’ like that- talkin’ about Justice and uttering the name of Eufaw... Nevermind the fact that you’re supposed to be six feet under” Seban retorts as quietly as possible.
“Surely you’re not about to do what I think you are-”

“CORPORAL!” a voice cuts him off from behind. Seban can already tell who it is who is fast approaching. LIEUTENANT Marcine appears from behind, using Soru, one of the Cipher Pol’s signature techniques. She is a brazen woman with rippling blond hair and a near-constant smug look on her face.

“You know this man or somethin’? Seems it’s not the best time for 'PLEASURE CALLS' she said in a half-demeaning, half-official tone.

“I’m just here, questioning the stranger, same as you,” Seban says Flatly. “Never met him before in my life. But he was just leaving, weren’t you?"

“Like heck he is,” Marcine Snorts. “Sounds to me like he’s got a problem with our operation here. You got a name, stranger? Papers? Speak up!”
This message was last edited by the player at 22:33, Thu 21 May 2020.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 3 posts
Thu 21 May 2020
at 23:03
  • msg #6

Chapter 1: North Blue

"I most definitely am not about to leave. In fact I have specifically come here to stop you from from hurting these people." he says, his voice soft but resolute, then he raises his voice and shouts so everyone will hear him, "My name is Irezumi D. Nezha! These people are under my protection!"

Though his posture did not change the tattoos that cover every inch of his body shift into new images, simple tribal patterns and rolling ocean waves change to images of armor or shields while the tattoos on his face changes to make his face into that of a great cat like a jaguar or lion. His words and the emotions behind them were clearly reflected in the morphing tattoos.

The shifting tattoos would be new to Seban and anyone else. While the entire Irezumi family are heavily tattooed, the shifting tattoos are something he would've only heard about Nezha's grandfather and other ancestors who had possessed a particular Devilfruit for which the family takes their name. If they can put it together it would indicate to them that Nezha has aquired that same Devilfruit.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 3 posts
Thu 21 May 2020
at 23:37
  • msg #7

Chapter 1: North Blue

Marcine curses and almost spits, but Nezha can tell that she’s more than a bit shaken by the threat. .

“All I needed to hear.” She growled, using Geppou to retreat to a safer distance. Seban remains where he is, unusually transfixed by the exchange. He tries to shake it off… Fails...

“MEN! FORM UP!” she screams. "The RIFF RAFF down yonder CAN WAIT we gotta put this ‘INK-MAN’ DOWN!”

Marines from the district begin to descend on the location like a host of white larvae.
From among the throng, the CP4 emerge...
Will of D.
GM, 12 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Fri 22 May 2020
at 03:03
  • msg #8

Chapter 1: North Blue

Seban barely had a moment to react, still deep in thought at Nezha’s troubling words. Marcine and the four other agents went on the offensive in the blink of an eye, the woman taking the frontal assault while the others moved to flank the tattooed menace.

Marcine disappeared from the air where she had been bouncing, suddenly appearing in front of Nezha. Less than a heartbeat later, two others appeared on his sides, and then another at his back. They struck almost in unison.

"SHIGAN!"

Marcine scowled at Seban.

"ARE YOU GONNA JUST STAND THERE?" she barked, eyes ablaze.

Marcine crits! Normal damage, but victim drops anything held.

Nezha takes 15 piercing damage (no defense), and must defend 3 times or take 15, 20, and 17 piercing damage.

Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 4 posts
Fri 22 May 2020
at 12:42
  • msg #9

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha is surprised by the speed of the first attack and it delays his reaction to the second as well. The piercing blows only cause his body to ripple on impact, despite the fact they were devastating blows that might've killed a normal man. Nezha is barely fazed as he bats away one strike and sidesteps another. He clenches his fists at his sides and shouts, "Tattoo Unlock: Power Punch!"

The tattoos on his arms shift into images of powerful beasts and the muscles on his arms bulge with them. He looks directly at Juan and says, "Seban, you are my friend. Help me now so I can help you take down Eufaw the Giant."

Failed one parry, succeeded one parry, succeeded one dodge.
Piercing damage all reduced to 1 HP injury each from my Injury Tolerance.


HP: 12/14     FP: 12/12     IP: 18/20
This message was last edited by the player at 12:49, Fri 22 May 2020.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 4 posts
Fri 22 May 2020
at 14:17
  • msg #10

Chapter 1: North Blue

Caught between the words of his dying wife and hopeful child, the visage of his enemies, Seban shakes himself free long enough to see the battle has already begun.

"____!!!" Seban curses, knowing he can't stop his men, now that they've joined the fray.

Rico, one of the few CP members yet to get involved, grabs Seban by the jacket and barks at him.

"It's now or never, RUNT, prove you got what it takes to be CIPHER POL. Take this clown out!"

RICO disengages and is about to join the fray when SEBAN yells--

"NEZHA IREZUMI!! LET'S DO THIS!"
This message was last edited by the player at 14:23, Fri 22 May 2020.
Will of D.
GM, 13 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Fri 22 May 2020
at 22:32
  • msg #11

Chapter 1: North Blue

The four surrounding Nezha frowned at the lack of apparent damage, but did not slow in their assault. As if this were routine, they stepped back and in unison unleashed a wave of cutting force as they kicked, yelling at the same time:

"RANKYAKU!"

Nezha, defend 4 times or take 11, 14, 14, and 14 cutting damage.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 5 posts
Sat 23 May 2020
at 05:11
  • msg #12

Chapter 1: North Blue

Seban engages with Rico (While his back is turned) starting off with a Mid-height roundhouse kick to his torso.

"First Form!! Lone Dragon!" Seban Yells

Hit Roll successful; 11. Damage Roll 5 against Sergeant Rico
This message was last edited by the player at 14:51, Sat 23 May 2020.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 5 posts
Mon 25 May 2020
at 03:57
  • msg #13

Chapter 1: North Blue

Irezumi D. Nezha's smile returns wider than ever at his friend's words, "Hahaha! You're screwed now! My friend and I are going to wreck you!"

He expertly deflects one blow then absorbs three more and they leave small cuts that bleed ink, then he turns and swings a mighty blow at one of his attackers.

Critical success on first parry, failed the other three.
Success on attack. 24 crushing damage.


HP: 6/14     FP: 12/12     IP: 18/20
Will of D.
GM, 14 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Mon 25 May 2020
at 11:52
  • msg #14

Chapter 1: North Blue

Rico spun on Seban, a wry grin touching the corner of his mouth.

"I knew you couldn’t do it. You’re WEAK!"

He shrugged off Seban’s kick and returned it with an attack of his own, not holding back a hairsbreadth.

"SHIGAN!"

Seban defend or take 13 piercing damage.

Marcine turned as she heard the THUD—the sound of Rico getting struck, the sound of Seban’s betrayal.

"You..." her growl was cut off by a sudden fist to the gut.

She stumbled back 2 yards, clutching her stomach, and collapsed without another word.

One of the other agents facing Nezha turned as well, stepping away. He ignored the fallen Marcine, focusing on the traitor. His words were still in sync with the attacks of the other two on Nezha.

"RANKYAKU!"

Seban’s second attacker missed, nearly slicing through Rico, but both of Nezha’s were still on target.

Nezha defend twice or take 8 and 22 cutting damage.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 6 posts
Mon 25 May 2020
at 13:40
  • msg #15

Chapter 1: North Blue

As several attackers peel off to attack Seban Nezha grins at the two remaining and swings a huge punch at one of them, the sleeve tattoo of his arm that of a mighty dragon bearing the same insane grin, "Power Punch!"

Success on two Feverish Parries; -2 FP.
Critical Success on attack!
Critical Hit Table: 11; Normal damage only.
28 crushing damage.


HP: 6/14     FP: 10/12     IP: 18/20
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 6 posts
Mon 25 May 2020
at 20:05
  • msg #16

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dodge Roll successful at a 9.

“I’ll remember to etch that on your tombstone, SWEETHEART!” Seban retorts, dodging Rico's piercing stab.

He counters with another attack - “"RANKYAKU! Dragon's Gambit! " Seban kicks the air and a shower of snake-like cuts ricochet from the point of impact, rushing straight for Rico.

Success Roll for Storm Leg is 9.
Damage Roll for 25 cutting damage.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:24, Mon 25 May 2020.
Will of D.
GM, 15 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Tue 26 May 2020
at 02:41
  • msg #17

Chapter 1: North Blue

Irezumi’s fist was too fast to avoid, and the agent could tell.

"TEKKAI!" he said, his body hardening like iron to absorb the blow.

Not hard enough. Nezha’s punch was so powerful that his legendary Iron Body failed him. His eyes widened and rolled back in his skull as he collapsed, clutching his gut.

Rico smirked as Seban unleashed his Storm Leg.

"You really think that will work on me? Ha! KAMI-E!"

His body went limp as paper, and he attempted to float out of the way. Much to his dismay, the air blade from Seban’s kick twisted, slicing him right through the center of the chest. Snapping back from his Paper Art, Rico clutched his chest as blood poured out, collapsing to his knees.

"Too weak to do what is necessary," he said softly, coughing blood through his fingers. "MARINES! THIS CITY HARBORS REBELS AND TRAITORS! LEVEL IT TO THE GROUND!"

As the last word left his mouth, he slid into unconsciousness, a pool of blood forming beneath his limp body.

The two remaining CP4 agents looked at their respective foes, glanced at each other, then nodded.

"SORU!"

They vanished, appearing on the deck of the nearby Marine vessel, directing the soldiers there to begin firing on the village!

"Fire at will!" cried someone, and the first shot rang forth.

BOOOOMMM!!!!

The cannon shook the ship, water splashing across the docks.

Villagers could be heard panicking, some yelling to run, others just screaming in horror. The first building struck was just a small house across the road from the docks. A massive hole now took up the space where the front door and window once stood.

A woman stumbled out, her dress and apron shredded and blackened. She raised a pleading hand toward the Marines before tripping on some rubble and sobbing in a heap.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 7 posts
Wed 27 May 2020
at 13:31
  • msg #18

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Seban! Stop those guns!" Nezha orders as he strides toward the Navy vessel shouting, "Navy! I am Irezumi D. Nezha, son of Admiral Irezumi D. Li Jing and grandson of Admiral Irezumi D. Wenshu. I have defied Celestial Dragons and I have survived execution! I am coming to destroy you!"

Talker! Success by 2; trying to scare them into firing at my instead.
All Out Defense: Increased Dodge.
Max move toward the ship.


HP: 6/14     FP: 10/12     IP: 18/20
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 7 posts
Thu 28 May 2020
at 06:47
  • msg #19

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Aye, Captain!” Seban yells. He bounds toward the offending vessel, even as it’s cannons were newly trained on Irezumi.

“Geppou!” Seban says, and begins to skip on puffs of air, gaining more and more altitude the further he kicks. Soon he is at an altitude parallel to the top mast of the enemy ship.

Seban somersaults until he is  inverted, aiming just twelve feet or so below the very top of the galleon's crows-nest. "THERE!" The hapless Marines cry, pointing some of their rifles skyward. Too late.

Successful roll for Kick, 12, 6 crushing damage to the mast.

“ Third Form - RISING SQUALL!” Seban kicks most of the mast clean from its moorings, dropping a hail of wood and debris on the gunmen below. Down the mast twists, snaps and falls, along with a goodly portion of the sailcloth and rope attached to it. It smashes onto the deck, knocking the men askew, pinning others beneath thick layers of cloth and tattered wood. The cannon is still intact, but doubtlessly thrown off its original trajectory.

Then pressing off of the remaining chunk of mast spire, Seban jumps clear of the ship, alighting safely atop the crushed rubble of the blown out house.

He jumps down, and without missing a beat, takes off his coat and drapes it over the shoulders of the wailing woman. She stiffens. Looking up to see his silhouette crouched at her side. “We’ll make this right again, lady. I promise. Someday, we’ll set this right for you.” Seban willed himself not to weep. He rose to his full height.

“What next, Nezha?!”
This message was last edited by the GM at 00:49, Fri 29 May 2020.
Will of D.
GM, 16 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 28 May 2020
at 17:44
  • msg #20

Chapter 1: North Blue

The Marine cannoneers all dropped their jaws in unison as Nezha identified himself, their eyes bulging in surprise.

"TARGET THE SLAVE!" someone said. "TAKE HIM DOWN NOW!"

The distraction provided Seban with the opportunity to sneak up behind them. He struck at the mast with a Storm Leg, the kick slicing into the wood. It creaked under the weight of the rigging. A few more rapid kicks left the mast unstable enough that it toppled over, almost smashing the Marines.

The cannon is loaded, but they all have to clamber back up before anyone will be able to fire. But it is pointed star Nezha.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 8 posts
Wed 3 Jun 2020
at 03:23
  • msg #21

Chapter 1: North Blue

"I am no slave!" Nezha shouts then he runs forward vaulting up and pulling himself over the ship rail to stand directly in front of the cannon, then he swings his fists repeatedly to disable the big gun.

DX success.
3 attacks: 2 fails and 1 success; spending 2 WCP to buy successes.
25,25,&22 crushing damage to the cannon.


HP: 6/14     FP: 10/12     IP: 18/20
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 8 posts
Thu 4 Jun 2020
at 00:05
  • msg #22

Chapter 1: North Blue

Satisfied with his handiwork, Seban turned to see Nezha some feet away dealing with the cannon.

Success roll 12 to run next to Nezha and stand back to back

"Welcome to the party! De-hahah!" Seban laughs, surprised at his own mirth after so many gruelling months of training. "Jeez I've forgotten how fun it can be to let loose. Though I still feel naked without my daggers!"
This message was last edited by the player at 00:06, Thu 04 June 2020.
Will of D.
GM, 17 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 4 Jun 2020
at 00:16
  • msg #23

Chapter 1: North Blue

The cannon rang like a gong as Nezha’s fists impacted it. The second strike pushed the thing back a yard, and the third sent it rolling across the deck, the Marine behind the cannon barely managing to roll out of the way. The others clambered to their feet, trying to grab the massive gun as it rolled away.

Just as they managed to get their footing steady, they looked up to see Seban looming over them.

"DIE TRAITOR!" one of the Marines cried, pulling his rifle on the defected agent.

The rest went white as the driven snow, all the blood drained from their faces.

Somehow, the last CP4 agent, the one who had jaunted to the ship to take command, was nowhere to be seen. In the chaos of the falling mast, he had vanished. Without a commanding officer, the Marines saw their imminent defeat. The rest laid down arms and put up their hands.

"COWARDS!" barked the one with a rifle, glaring down his barrel at Seban.

"Dodge this." BANG!

Seban needs to Dodge or take 14 large piercing damage!
His back is turned to Nezha, and he’s a yard away from each of you.

Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 9 posts
Thu 4 Jun 2020
at 00:34
  • msg #24

Chapter 1: North Blue

It was Manx, one of Seban's old drinking buddies. His eyes fill with pain... and fury.

Success roll for dodge 10!

"BACK OFF!" Seban yells, Jabbing a SHIGAN back at him with lightning speed.

13 Success roll for Shigan. Rolls 6 pts of piercing damage.
This message was last edited by the player at 00:39, Thu 04 June 2020.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 9 posts
Thu 4 Jun 2020
at 01:15
  • msg #25

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha glares at the sailors scrambling to save the big gun and commands, "Leave. the cannon. be."

As the sailors pause to see their comrades mostly surrendering the cannon's momentum becomes too much for them to stop and it crashes through the ship's rail and into the sea.

"Navy! You are defeated and a good thing too as you've betrayed your duty to protect the people of this island." Nezha continues glaring at the sailors and marines, "You will repair the house you shot a cannon into before you do anything else. Once you've finished that I want you to leave this place and never return. If I hear of any ill befalling these innocent people I will hunt you down and you will feel my wrath."
Will of D.
GM, 18 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 4 Jun 2020
at 02:11
  • msg #26

Chapter 1: North Blue

Seban’s attacker collapsed into a heap, bleeding all over the deck.

The rest of the soldiers froze, eyes wide and locked on Nezha as he spoke. The trembled, teeth chattering, gulping and sweating, but nodded slowly. Without a CP4 agent to take charge, they lacked the initiative to do anything but obey the former slave who was supposed to be dead.

With a CRACK! SPLOOSH! the cannon was sinking to the floor of the harbor.

As if a whip cracking at their heels, the marines leapt into action, hurrying off the ship to rebuild the home they had destroyed.

You can wrap up this scene however you wish, citizens fawning praise and thanks for saving the village, etc., and then we will proceed to the next!
Will of D.
GM, 19 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 6 Jun 2020
at 16:15
  • msg #27

Chapter 1: North Blue

The soldiers sulked as they maneuvered the ship away from the harbor. They knew they were in for a serious reprimand once command got wind of today’s events, but they were still loyal to the Navy. They had finished repairing the home, made half-hearted apologies—mostly excuses of “just following orders”—to the family, and left without saying anything more.

The people of Goldfinch Village scowled at the marines as they limped off into the sea with their broken vessel. The presence of Nezha gave them strength and confidence. Perhaps he imparted some of his will to defy the government to them. They looked at Seban warily since he had been among the marines at first, but, by the time he left, they were clapping him on the shoulder, little kids hugging his leg, and formerly distraught citizens thanking him for helping drive the Navy away.

Nezha and Seban worked together to arm the citizens in case the Navy returned. The smithy helped convert some tools into makeshift weapons. With the carpenter’s help, he reinforced doors and windows on all the houses. With some direction from
their knowledge of Navy tactics and weapons, the villagers ran drills to prepare for an assault, raising barricades and spike traps they placed in strategic locations to make entry into the town difficult from any direction they wished. The docks themselves were equipped with several lookout towers—simple constructs of wood, but effective nevertheless. These towers would give them warning if Navy were approaching from the sea, and they would give positions from which the bowmen could offer support against a ground assault.

The rest of Daybreak Island was rallied to their support, so that if something happened they could have ships flanking the Navy vessels that tried to attack the harbor. With a bit of moral support from Nezha, the whole island banded together against any would-be invaders from the government. It wouldn’t be good enough if the government really wanted to destroy the island, but it was as good as one could hope for a small fishing village.

After helping Nezha and Seban with some supplies, and outfitting them with a slightly larger sail boat, the people of Goldfinch village, and the rest of Daybreak island, wished their saviors farewell, and the newly formed pirate crew sailed off into the sunset...
This message was last edited by the GM at 16:27, Sat 06 June 2020.
Will of D.
GM, 20 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 6 Jun 2020
at 19:00
  • msg #28

Chapter 1: North Blue

Location: The Tipsy Turtle
Tavern Town, North Blue

It had been weeks since the Goldfinch Village incident. News had spread that Nezha survived execution, and that Seban had defected from the Navy. There was no mention of the Marines’ failure at Daybreak Island, but they’d both been given a bounty anyway.

On the anniversary of Nezha’s enslavement, memory stirred his desire to dismantle the entire system of oppression that the world government stood for. There happened to be a Navy-friendly spot not too far out of their way, the perfect spot to get into trouble and put some Marines in their place.

Tavern Town was a stretch of floating shops and restaurants. Rumor had it that the World Government had acquired the floating platforms from a conflict with the Germa Kingdom, the sections appearing like squares of land built on the backs of giant, swimming snails. These were interlocked in a strip where a boulevard of shops were built, with narrower segments shooting off the sides for dozens of ships to dock. The various stores were installed with government funding to provide some leisure time to the large presence of Navy in the area at the time. Now, many others used Tavern Town, and some of the shops were not exclusively Navy-supporters, but the atmosphere of pro-government was still there.

The Tipsy Turtle was one bar that was notorious for its theme of pro-government, pro-Navy sentiments, as it had been from the beginning of Tavern Town. It was here that Nezha and Seban found themselves, looking for trouble. In the street outside, there were hundreds of civilians, with perhaps a dozen or so Marines. In the Tipsy Turtle, it was about half Marines, and half Navy-supporters. No one came here that did not speak well of the Navy.

The ship is docked nearby, within a hundred yards.

Are you guys wearing cloaks or anything, or just strolling right in for all eyes to see?

Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 10 posts
Sun 7 Jun 2020
at 13:34
  • msg #29

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha and Seban sit at the bar wearing the white cloaks of Navy officers over their shoulders. They'd been sitting there since the place opened nursing drinks as the bar filled up. At the lunch time the bar had nearly filled to capacity when Nezha begins speaking very loudly without looking up from his drink, "Do you know what today is Seban? Today is my anniversary."

The people nearest him perk up and there are a few mutters of, "Happy Anniversary", from the the patrons nearby. Nezha finishes his drink then stands up and takes off the Navy jacket and lays it neatly across the bar. He turns to face all of the assembled Navy and their sympathizers and shouts, "This is the anniversary of the day the Navy executed me! Now let's see if any of you spineless swabs can finish the job!"
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 10 posts
Thu 11 Jun 2020
at 00:33
  • msg #30

Chapter 1: North Blue

“EXECUTED?!,” the rabble grumbled collectively as if piecing together a difficult puzzle.
“I KNEW HE LOOKED FAMILIAR, THAT BIG GUY” - one of the pages near the dart board exclaimed, “That’s Irezumi Nezha, the Ink-Man. Heck, the ink’s still wet on his wanted poster up at HQ!”

“You don’t waste any time do you?” Seban yawns, glancing at Nezha, shaking the sleep out of his eyes.

“And that’s the Rogue CP4 officer, Sebastian Montblanc!”
“MONTICELLO!” Seban roars back. “Get it RIGHT!!”

Seban quickly scans the area to see who he'll be able to take down first. A few large bruisers in the back would probably pose a decent threat, but from experience, Seban was always taught to look for the devil-fruit users. There was usually a certain air of confidence a fruit user had, especially if a good one was in their possession.

“That guy there.” Seban motions toward the largish man standing at the door- not quite as tall as the others, but bronze in skin tone, and standing a sturdy 6’3” as far as Seban can tell. “I’ll bet my blue bonnet he’s got a fruit. If we’re gonna brawl, let’s steer clear of him for now till we know what--- .”

“You lilly-livered kooks think you can just Insult the Navy like that?! -- GET EM!!!“

The tavern erupts in war-cries.
This message was last edited by the player at 00:37, Thu 11 June 2020.
Will of D.
GM, 21 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 11 Jun 2020
at 02:05
  • msg #31

Chapter 1: North Blue

The taller man that Seban pointed out, narrowed his eyes at the pair, casually pulling a cigarette from the corner of his mouth to flick some ash at a tray nearby. Replacing the smoke, he inhaled, the tip shrinking under a faint red glow, and blew the lung full out his nose before looking away.

A dozen marines swarmed the two pirates in a heartbeat, tables flipping and drinks crashing to the floor as a sea of white and blue swirled around them. Fists began to fly.

Six punches each! 1 crushing damage if you fail. Just mooks. For now. >:}
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 11 posts
Tue 16 Jun 2020
at 04:25
  • msg #32

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha parries a blow, takes a few strikes, then ducks under a few more. He grins and swings two big blows at the Navy men right in front of him.

Spent 4 WCP to turn two crit fails into normal fails, for a total of three successes and three failures.
Spent 1 WCP to make both attacks succeed.
20 crushing damage each.


HP: 11/14     FP: 12/12     IP: 20/20
This message was last edited by the player at 04:27, Tue 16 June 2020.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 11 posts
Thu 18 Jun 2020
at 00:18
  • msg #33

Chapter 1: North Blue

Successfully parry's four punches.
Activates Tekkai (14) to invalidate damage on remaining punches.


Seban parry's as many fists as he dares, while attempting to save stamina. He gets clocked on the face twice, but it’s nothing he can’t shake off with his Tekkai training.

"That the best you got?!" Seban snickered. “My turn”.

"DRAGON's GAMBIT - Point Blank!"

Rankyaku 10, success 20 cutting damage
Will of D.
GM, 22 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 18 Jun 2020
at 00:44
  • msg #34

Chapter 1: North Blue

The sounds of combat raised in the bar as blows pummeled the pirates. The marines didn’t let up until Nezha and Seban unleashed their fury back on their attackers. The circle split in two as they struck, their two targets taking two more down with each of them as they fell backwards into motionless heaps.

The others backed away in terror at the display of strength. The tall man with the cigarette raised an eyebrow, and his smoke fell from his open mouth.

"Get the captain," he said, stomping on the cigarette. "I’ll try to hold them off for now. These men are too dangerous for you pathetic weaklings."

As he stepped toward the pirates, the crowd split to give him room. He tossed his Navy jacket into the hands of one random marine, his bulging arm muscles bared as the cloak passed out of his way. His arms were easily twice the size of a normal person, disproportionate to the rest of his body. He flexed, and they grew even larger, veins popping as sinew became taut as steel cable.

"Why don’t you pick on someone your own size," he said, which was a bit ironic since he was about the same size as everyone else save for his gargantuan arms.

He took a fighting stance, feet wide, right foot forward, left arm up in a fist, right hand extended palm up. An eyebrow raised again, and his outstretched fingers bent up in an inviting gesture.

First wave decimated! You get to attack first this time.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 12 posts
Thu 18 Jun 2020
at 01:06
  • msg #35

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Well, thar she blows." Seban mumbled. "I'll see if I can set him up for you, Nezha."

"COME AND DANCE WITH A DRAGON, BUDDY-BOY!!" Seban yells, a feverish look flashing in his eyes. "That is IF YOU CAN SEE ME!!"...  "STEALTH WALK!"

Shave 6 success roll.

In the blink of an eye, Seban disappears, and re-appears behind the fruit user, a bit to his right, aiming at the man's rear leg.

"RAKING CLAW!"

Kick, 12 successful, 8 pts of Crushing damage
HP: 11/11  FP: 7/12

This message was last edited by the player at 02:36, Thu 18 June 2020.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 12 posts
Thu 18 Jun 2020
at 01:43
  • msg #36

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Good I needed a challenge!" Nezha says then he lunges forward his fist brimming with wet ink, "Tattoo Stamp: Weakness!"

Success by 9. I was so close to a crit...
Will success by 2.


HP: 11/14     FP: 12/12     IP: 18/20
This message was last edited by the player at 21:32, Fri 19 June 2020.
Will of D.
GM, 23 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Fri 19 Jun 2020
at 13:06
  • msg #37

Chapter 1: North Blue

The man blinked, eyes going wide as Seban apparently vanished. It felt like kicking a stone pillar, but the man’s leg gave way slightly; he did not even wince, but he shifted his weight to avoid falling.

"You...."

His eyes did not move from Nezha, and he moved an enormous arm to deflect the punch, but he was just barely too slow. The fist landed on his chest, and a complex pattern of ink appeared covering most of his chest. The pattern of black almost hummed with energy, giving off a faint heat.

The large marine’s eyes went even wider as the strength was leeches from his body.

"Fruit Eater!" he cried, nearly collapsing under the weight of his own big arms. His face bulged and went red, veins popping as he struggled to keep his feet.

Then he closed his eyes, and for an instant appeared perfectly calm. When they snapped open, his flesh began to grow fur black as pitch, and his entire body began to grow. He fell forward, catching himself with his hands, and his back rose into somewhat of a hunch. Within an instant, he had transformed into a gorilla!

"Where is the captain!" he barked.

"He’s coming, Lieutenant Harambe!" said someone from the crowd.

"Don’t just stand there! Fetch the Seastone net!"

"Yes, Lieutenant!"



NameHPStatus
Lt. Harambe16/20-10 ST

Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 13 posts
Sat 20 Jun 2020
at 00:53
  • msg #38

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Banana Eater!" Nezha mocks Lt. Harambe with a rude gesture, then his hand snaps out hard and fast striking the gorilla, "POWER PUNCH!"

Fist! 16+1(SM)-10(Deceptive)=7. Success by 0. Harambe defends at -5.
29 Crushing damage.


HP: 11/14     FP: 12/12     IP: 18/20
This message was lightly edited by the player at 00:53, Sat 20 June 2020.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 13 posts
Sat 20 Jun 2020
at 18:14
  • msg #39

Chapter 1: North Blue

Harambe staggers back, looking to be on his last legs.

“Aw, show’s over already?” Seban scans the room, attempting to intercept the guys with the nets. Two of the bruisers are nowhere to be seen. Likely outside.

Seban speeds to the door frame, the men giving way as he approaches.
“Don’t think I won’t come back to deal with you if you interfere!” He rasps.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 14 posts
Sat 20 Jun 2020
at 23:44
  • msg #40

Chapter 1: North Blue

Seban is halfway out the door when he spies the Navy captain stomping up to him from a few meters away. Seban skids to a stop, taken aback by the man’s calm but intense resolve. The two lackeys cling at his heels like obedient dogs, the seastone net in tow.

“HO!” is about all Seban can get out before skittering back into the bar room.

“Oy, NEZHA! Big guy at one o’ clock! Looks like he means business!”

Will of D.
GM, 24 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sun 21 Jun 2020
at 00:51
  • msg #41

Chapter 1: North Blue

Lt. Harambe tried in vain to interpose one of his huge arms. The punch nearly knocked him over. He coughed up blood through gritted teeth, barely clinging to consciousness. The corner of his mouth curled into a smile.

"Fool! I didn’t need to beat you. Just keep you busy long enough," he said.

Seban charged for the door, nearly running straight into another marine just as he stepped into the tavern. He had to pull up short to avoid smashing face to face in an embarrassing collision. He retreated to Nezha’s position before things got hairy.

Harambe continued, "Just in time, Captain Hemlock!"

The gorilla man lunged at Irezumi, trying to tackle him to the ground.

Nezha must defend at -2 or take 7 cr damage from a slam. (Roll your basic thr-2 damage, with any damage bonus you have from Fist! If you roll 7 or less, you must roll DX to avoid being knocked over; you fall automatically if you roll 3 or less.)

The captain wore his Navy coat over his shoulders like a cloak, arms out of its sleeves. His mouth was broad, the corners turned down slightly in perpetual frown. He had a round face and solid black shades covered his eyes. His brilliant yellow hair stood straight in a tall flat top, that tapered slightly near the top, the sides trimmed in a pristine fade with staggered horizontal lines buzzed.

"Excellent work, lieutenant," said the man in a low, almost growling voice.

He remained at the door, blocking the way, but crouched as if read to leap into action in an instant. A knife appeared in each hand seemingly from nowhere, looking greased in some clear, shiny fluid.



NameHPStatus
Lt. Harambe-8/20-10 ST, Reeling
Capt. Hemlock??/??

Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 14 posts
Sun 21 Jun 2020
at 15:57
  • msg #42

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Excellent! We'll deal with him as soon as I finish with the the gorilla!" Nezha says then twists out of the way of the hairy beast's charge. He turns and strikes Harambe on the back of the head to knock him out before turning back to the newcomer, "Captain Hemlock."

He lets the name hang for a moment with his face screwed up in thought, "Nope. Never heard of you. Too bad I was hoping there would be someone challenging here for us to fight..."

Dodge success!
Attack at skull success!
17 Crushing damage to the skull.


HP: 11/14     FP: 12/12     IP: 18/20
This message was last edited by the player at 17:43, Sun 21 June 2020.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 15 posts
Mon 22 Jun 2020
at 22:21
  • msg #43

Chapter 1: North Blue

“Excellent?!” Seban Exclaimed. "These guys are blocking us in! They’ll capture us if we don’t bust out of here. NEZHA!” Seban repeated his captain’s name, but the tattooed Ink Man wouldn’t budge from his place, nor would he remove that tell-tale grin from his face. He seemed to Monticello, a man transfixed, his eyes focused on some grand destiny cast far into the future, the kind that few others would have the foresight to see, and fewer still the will to attain.

“So It’s like that, huh?” Seban mused. “Fine. Then let’s take out as many of these mooks as we can. Go down swinging.”

Seban motions to the Navy captain. “OY FLAT TOP! EAT THIS! And give my regards to the blasted DRAGONS! Rankyaku Second Form - Dragon’s Gambit, Dual Tempo!

Seban kicks blindly in Flat Top’s Direction, as well as far right, into the crowd of Navy and Marines, indiscriminate of his targets.

Success for both attacks.
19 Cutting damage toward Flat Top,
22 Damage toward the rabble

Will of D.
GM, 25 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Mon 22 Jun 2020
at 22:51
  • msg #44

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha left the gorilla a lump the size of his own head twice over.

Seban leapt into action, a blade of force heading toward Hemlock and the crowd almost simultaneously. The crowd dove for cover, the storm leg leaving glasses shatters and tables toppled.

Hemlock didn’t move except to raise his left blade in a casual backhand motion, sensing the blade off to his side, smashing through more of the rabble.

Successful parry against your attack.

"If you’re trying to illicit pity for these men, you’ll be disappointed," he said. "They would all die for the Navy, and I would not take that privilege from them."

The jaw of every marine dropped in unison, their eyes widening and darting nervously. Clearly Hemlock suspected them to be much more zealous than they actually were. Some of them moved as if to flee, but a glare from Hemlock stopped them dead in their tracks.

"Now, traitor, it’s time to bring you to justice," he said, turning back to Seban.

Before he moved, the scowl almost disappeared from his face for a split second as he laid eyes on Nezha.

"You, on the other hand, slave filth, you will not be spared for a second chance at execution. You will die today."

The knives flashed from his hands, both aimed at Nezha.

Nezha defend twice, at -3 each, or take 15 and 11 impaling damage.



NameHPStatus
Lt. HarambeUnconscious
Capt. Hemlock??/??

Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 15 posts
Wed 24 Jun 2020
at 19:29
  • msg #45

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha's grin turns into a snarl, "I am no slave!"

One parry success and one fail; spending one WCP to change to success.
Deceptive attack success, defend at -2
23 Crushing damage.


HP: 11/14     FP: 10/12     IP: 18/20
This message was last edited by the player at 00:29, Thu 25 June 2020.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 16 posts
Sat 27 Jun 2020
at 18:50
  • msg #46

Chapter 1: North Blue

“DON’T BRUSH ME OFF!” Seban roars. He decides to press the attack against Hemlock.

Seban rushes in and kicks successfully, 5 crushing damage,
Followed by Rankyaku (success) 27 cutting damage.


"CLAW UPPER!! --RENDING FANG!!" Spittle flies from his mouth.

HP 11/11     FP: 7/12
This message was last edited by the player at 18:55, Sat 27 June 2020.
Will of D.
GM, 26 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 27 Jun 2020
at 20:44
  • msg #47

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha and Seban closed the distance, pressing their attacks. Seban made it a heartbeat earlier, a normal kick followed by Storm Leg. He stepped away from Seban as the first kick passed through where he had been, then ducked below the Storm Leg. Nezha came in close, empowered fist on target for the captain’s chest, but he spun out of the way with ease.

"Once a slave, always a slave, pathetic worm," Hemlock said through that same perpetual grimace. "A dead worm at that."

He flicked each wrist, and both hands were full of daggers in an eye blink. Stepping back again, he threw both handfuls of daggers in rapid succession, all directly at Nezha’s chest.

Nezha is the target of 8 daggers, the last of which is a critical success. I won’t bother with damage, because for you each one is just 1.

If any manage to hit you, though, you’re poisoned! Make a HT roll at -5. If you fail, you’re paralyzed. Each successive hit requires another roll, but the penalty is increased by 1 for each previous hit. This is the immediate effect. You’ll need a doctor to determine the long term danger.




NameHPStatus
Lt. HarambeUnconscious
Capt. Hemlock10/15

Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 16 posts
Mon 29 Jun 2020
at 01:00
  • msg #48

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha is caught off guard by the barrage of knives and takes three in the chest before he can even react. He is ready for the next knives and moves to dodge out of the way or at least that's what he tries to do. Instead he finds his body unresponsive as the poison coated daggers paralyze him and the rest of the knives strike home. His eyes widen in shock as he realizes what serious danger he is in.

His momentum now uncontrolled thanks to unresponsive muscles sets him falling backwards before the paralysis takes him completely his eyes flick over to Seban and he forces out, "Poisoned. Can't move. Need doctor."

HP: 3/14     FP: 10/12     IP: 18/20
This message was last edited by the player at 22:49, Mon 29 June 2020.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 17 posts
Tue 30 Jun 2020
at 00:41
  • msg #49

Chapter 1: North Blue

"____!” Seban screams. “NEZHA! NEZHA!”

No response.

Seban gathers Nezha up the best he can, afraid to move any of the knives at this moment, and risk causing more bodily harm to the Captain.

He struggles to his feet as Hemlock’s crew slowly closes in to secure them both.

“This isn’t the last you’ve heard of the Dragon Slayer Pirates! We’ll be world renown one day, just as Nezha foretold. If you had any heart to match the barnacles in your head, you’d see that. We don’t die easily, even when we’re on our last legs!”

And with that Seban launches toward the bar table, aiming for a back door passage leading through the bar’s kitchen area.

Successful roll clear for Jumping the bar table.

Seban maneuvers past attendant staff and alcohol stock in the rear. He can hear the pirates yelling in outrage just a few yards behind him, crashing into things, making a mess. With Nezha in tow, Seban arrives at a broken down exit doorway. He wastes no time attempting to ram through it,

-- (!) Critical Failure.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 18 posts
Tue 30 Jun 2020
at 01:48
  • msg #50

Chapter 1: North Blue

Seban crashes into the wall, slightly dazed.

He thinks that it's over then and there, but a sudden burst of Will Power begins surging through his veins, This power extends even beyond his initial stamina provided by his training, or by Soba's Daggers. Another foreign power unlike those, was working its way into his blood, like quicksilver.

Before he knows it, the door comes crashing down.

Seban bursts through the door, spending 1 WCP to accomplish the task. Success!

Seban Stumbles over the threshold and out into the sea air.
This message was last edited by the player at 01:52, Tue 30 June 2020.
Will of D.
GM, 27 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Tue 30 Jun 2020
at 02:47
  • msg #51

Chapter 1: North Blue

Captain Hemlock was shouting orders to follow, and for the kitchen staff to stop them, but they were just too fast for the flabbergasted men.

Seban stumbled over the threshold and out into the sea air. . . . right into a slobbering drunk. He got a half-decent look at the man, despite running rather quickly, twice as fast as usual even loaded down with Nezha. It was almost like time slowed down. He saw the man there, pale as a ghost with almost a sickly cast, lifting a half-finished bottle of liquor to his lips. Seban’s face was on a collision course, and the man’s eyes widened as his face inched closer and closer to the bottle.

CLASH!

The glass shattered in his face, alcohol splashing into his eyes as fragments of glass dug into his skin.

Seban’s Weirdness Magnet kicks in! You don’t get a chance to avoid this. You take 7 crushing damage to face, are blinded for 1 second, and suffer from Moderate Pain for 1 minute (-2 to DX, IQ, and Self-Control Rolls).

You may try to activate Iron Body in time to mitigate some damage. If you fail, you’ll also have to make a HT-5 roll to avoid Knockdown and Stunning! ^_^

Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 1 post
Tue 30 Jun 2020
at 07:36
  • msg #52

Chapter 1: North Blue

Seban runs into (literally) a pale humanoid figure with long, black hair, dressed in a grey, faded, buttoned-down vest under a black cloak with red trim. The pale figure was already staggering about in an unbalanced waltz when their fates merged.

Eh-eh-eh-excuse me! How daaaare you destroy my liquid hope? Do you nottttt know who I am? Iamtheancientdraculseacursed...,” his words beginning to blur together into incoherent ravings of the average drunkard. “You will bow before your overlord, or my name is not Angstrom Dankwater." “However,” says Dr. Taro, as he squints his eyes and raises his right hand with his index finger extended, “if you prefer to not grovel at my feet, then I willlllll settle for you securrrrring me another of Tavlen Town’s finest rum. It reminds me of when I-”, Dr. Taro immediately cut himself off from his own drunken speech as his eyes suddenly widened and he vomited a dark green liquid from drinking too much liquor.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 19 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 01:02
  • msg #53

Chapter 1: North Blue

“Tekka-” <SMASH!>
“ AAAAAHHHGGGH!!!_________(#@&#!!”

Seban cries aloud holding his hands to his face.

Seban manages to react in reflex.
11 DX activates Tekkai. 2 HP retained. 5 crushing damage.


HP: 6/11 FP: 7/12

Of all the places he could get caught up with a random drunk, and with glass fragments and booze all over his face.

“If I weren’t in such a hurry, I’D KILL YOU!!” Seban nearly drops Nezha on the wooden planking. Lurching to his right, he immediately slumps out of the way of the open door to inspect the damage on his face. Thankfully, nothing seems to be stuck in his eyes. He batts them furiously, as the alcohol sears and causes the daylight to bloom wildly. Blood pours from the open cuts, making the injury seem worst than it is. Still, it's a good amount of blood, and needs to be attended to...

“Well!? You gonna do anything to help us, you blasted drunk?! Or at least point out our blasted SHIP!!”
This message was last edited by the player at 01:10, Wed 01 July 2020.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 2 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 01:29
  • msg #54

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro notices Seban bleeding and grits his teeth and grins, revealing fangs on either side of his mouth. After Dr. Taro hears Seban's threats, he lets out a boisterous laugh. "You?! *hiccup* Killlll me?! Well, my frrriend, I *hiccup* have a question: how do you kill that which has no life? I've had mannnnnnny *hiccup* try to kill me, Dr. Unkillable. Not one miserable human has been able to *hiccup* vanquish me here in the lovely South Blue." Dr. Taro has a brief pause, looks to his left and to his right, motions towards the northeast, and says, "Your ship is Northwest of here. Now give me some more rum or you will be the one *hiccup* perishing today."
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 17 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 02:33
  • msg #55

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha is slung over Seban's shoulder completely paralyzed, his face hanging just above a garbage can. He tries to wrinkle his nose at the smell, but doesn't even succeed in doing that.

"Seban. We don't have time to waste arguing with a drunk. You must get me to a doctor before this poison kills me."
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 3 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 02:41
  • msg #56

Chapter 1: North Blue

Though still in a drunken state, Dr. Taro tries to gather himself together. "A doctor, you say? I am theeee best in *hiccup* town. What's in it for meee if I save your life, random tattooed *hiccup* sailor?"
Will of D.
GM, 28 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 02:42
  • msg #57

Chapter 1: North Blue

As if on cue, the clamor of marines plowing through the kitchen came dangerously close to the door the two pirates had just left.

"They went this way!" someone said just inside the door.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 4 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 02:47
  • msg #58

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro clumsily turns around and says, "Quick! To my lair-errr I mean office where I totally don't feed off of my *hiccup* patients!" Dr. Taro starts to run in the opposite direction of the noisy marines approaching.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 18 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 03:19
  • msg #59

Chapter 1: North Blue

"You're a doctor!? Excellent, I've been poisoned and I need help! Will you help me?" Nezha says from over Seban's shoulder still facing the garbage and unaware that the doctor has run off, "Um... Doctor?"

"...he's running away isn't he?" Nezha asks as he inhales more garbage stench and listens to the footfalls start away from them, "After him!"
This message was last edited by the player at 03:23, Wed 01 July 2020.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 20 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 03:25
  • msg #60

Chapter 1: North Blue

"?!?!?" Seban winced shaking his head. He would have threw up his hands in frustration if he could spare them.

Is that even the right way?! Blood was in one of his eyes now. Hard to see.

"Aye, Aye captain." He grunted, his knees almost buckling under Nezha's extra weight.

He trundles after the weird fellow, Nezha in tow...
This message was last edited by the player at 03:26, Wed 01 July 2020.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 5 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 03:35
  • msg #61

Chapter 1: North Blue

As Dr. Taro runs in a full sprint forward, he tilts his head to the side and yells behind him,"Ove coursethisistherightway," blurring his words again. Continuing his scream, Dr.Taro bellows, "Now, follow meeeee if you want *hiccup* me to clean the poison from your friend's tattoos. See?! This is why you *hiccup* should nevvvvvver get tattoos."
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 21 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 04:10
  • msg #62

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro runs in so many different directions that before he knows it, Seban has overtaken him.

" Stop! Stop! STOOOPP... You don't even know where you're going, do you!? Nezha, this guy's gonna get us killed!" He groaned, looking about.

Seban boot scuffs a particularly high nail in the planking. On their way to the tavern Seban could recall the nails being smooth, and the planking newly, honey coloured. This planking was old. This was the east side of the wharf, where the construction began. They had moored somewhere to the north.

"OY! I'm leading, ya QUACK! Come back here and help me with Nezha!"
This message was last edited by the player at 04:19, Wed 01 July 2020.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 6 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 04:16
  • msg #63

Chapter 1: North Blue

"If you insssssissssssst...", says Dr. Taro as he sighs heavily and follows Seban's lead reluctantly.
Will of D.
GM, 29 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 17:56
  • msg #64

Chapter 1: North Blue

The commotion at the tavern, the marines swarming around looking for them, created enough excitement that they were able to make it back to their boat unmolested. As small as it was, no one really though much as they sailed away to safety. The sound of calls to keep looking echoed behind them as they set off into the misty night.

Even drunk as he was, the doctor took a look at Nezha, trying to make sense of the poison while Seban manned the sails.

Taro: Give me an IQ-based Medic! roll, at a -2 for being drunk. ^_~
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 7 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 18:52
  • msg #65

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro bites into Irezumi to begin the bloodletting process to relieve the poison from his veins.

Dr. Taro Bonnet rolled 14 using 3d6.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 19 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 18:54
  • msg #66

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Seban!" Nezha shouts in alarm, though his body doesn't move at all, "Help!"
This message was last edited by the player at 19:22, Wed 01 July 2020.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 8 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 19:34
  • msg #67

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr.Taro hears Irezumi's cry for help and places his finger across Irezumi's lips. "Shhhhh. You will be finnnnneeee. Now, I'll need yoooouuuuuuuu to consent to my help." Dr. Taro physically moves Irezumi's head up and down. "Ah, righhhhhhht then. A terrible poison is coursing through your body and will kill you at any second! I will need to filter *hiccup* your blood through my body and return it back to you."

Dr. Taro spends a WC to turn the failed Medic! to success.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 22 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 19:40
  • msg #68

Chapter 1: North Blue

Seban brings the Vessel to an even keel as the afternoon's waves finally begin to even out.
He appears to be lost in thought:
---
“You aren’t going for mommy.” She continued. “Mommy would want you to stay with me.”
Seban was dumbstruck for a few heartbeats.
“... You’re right...” He admitted, sipping from his small teacup. “I’m going for myself.”
“...Do you… like it, out there?” She asked, pointing in the general direction of Seban’s Fleet detachment.
“Yes, Mitsuki.” he replied.
Mitsuki seemed to give this some thought...
--
"SEBAN! Help!" A labored cry comes from below deck.
Seban snaps out of his daydream and looks about.

"Better go check on Dr. Jekyll down there."   He grunted.

"You Raaaaannng?" Seban responded, peeking in the captain's quarters to see the damage.

"WHAT IN BLUE BLAZES?! OY! STOP THAT!" Seban snapped, his teeth showing like comical dragon's teeth.
This message was last edited by the player at 22:05, Wed 01 July 2020.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 9 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 19:50
  • msg #69

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro, still intent on siphoning Irezumi's blood, says, "I'm sorry, but you will need to make an appointment with my receptionist, Martha Goodfeather, if you request my medical assistance."
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 23 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 19:55
  • msg #70

Chapter 1: North Blue

The place looks like a veritable shop of horrors. Test tubes and vials, Curly straw things dropping into flasks of brackish liquid, bandages, used and clotted with gore cover the floor and side table, along with the removed knives. There’s a hotplate with even more strange elixirs huddled atop it, on the floor in a far corner. Seban feels sick and more than a bit apprehensive about stepping inside. He pulls himself together, letting his anger subside, as this is the only doctor they have.

“Sorry, I didn’t realize this was a reputable office. How's he looking, quack-doctor?”
This message was last edited by the player at 22:02, Wed 01 July 2020.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 10 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 20:04
  • msg #71

Chapter 1: North Blue

"He will be fine. We need to filter all of this poison out of his system or he will not be able to walk again.", Dr. Taro says.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 24 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 20:08
  • msg #72

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Huh... Finally a straight Answer." Seban blinked. He was glad to see the Good Doctor was sobering up.

"Sounds good to me buddy. Er... Whada' you think, Nezha?"
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 20 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 21:37
  • msg #73

Chapter 1: North Blue

"SERIOUSLY!? I..." Nezha's face changes from paralysis to surprise. His eyes dart down to his fingers and toes and he wiggles them, "...can move again."

"Sorry for doubting you Doctor. Carry on I guess?" Nezha says he tries to lie still but as the paralysis begins fading it becomes difficult not to fidget under the awkward and uncomfortable procedure, "What is your name doctor?"
This message was last edited by the player at 22:35, Wed 01 July 2020.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 11 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 21:59
  • msg #74

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro wipes some blood off of him, straightens his vest, stands, and proudly says, "I'm Dr. Taro Bonnet...at your service..."
Will of D.
GM, 30 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 22:17
  • msg #75

Chapter 1: North Blue

After a bit of experimentation, the doctor determined that the poison was some sort of neurotoxin. It blocked the transmission of impulses in the nerves, leaving the muscles in a state of inactive contraction. If this spread deeper, it could cause serious organ damage, even a heart attack.

Give me another Medic! roll, this time for the surgical procedure necessary to pump his blood through your body to cleanse it of the toxin. No penalty this time. You’re starting sober up. :)
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 12 posts
Wed 1 Jul 2020
at 22:31
  • msg #76

Chapter 1: North Blue

"This could have been much worse, Inkman. Whoever did this to you obviously wanted you dead.", says Dr. Taro as he moves to complete the blood siphoning process.

Dr. Taro Bonnet rolled 10 using 3d6 to heal.
Will of D.
GM, 31 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 2 Jul 2020
at 00:19
  • msg #77

Chapter 1: North Blue

The origin of the poison was uncertain. It seemed a natural thing, not something produced in a lab, but it was very unique. It would have to be the product of a single animal or plant, or the work of something that could fabricate specific organic compounds freely.

After hours of grueling work, the process was complete. Nezha was healed. His paralysis wore off little by little, until he couldn’t even sense a tingle. The doctor should have been exhausted, but he looked like he hadn’t been hard at work at all. His body purged the poison like sawdust lit by a blowtorch. He’d completely sobered up by this point, and seemed almost but not quite a different person.

Here’s your opportunity for exposition and dialogue. Get to know each other, and such.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 21 posts
Thu 2 Jul 2020
at 00:44
  • msg #78

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha sits up from the middle of deck where he had been worked on and looks around. Seban had guided them out to sea and while Nezha had a brief irrational desire to go take another shot at the Navy Captain he resigned himself that retreating was probably the wiser course.

He gets to his feet and faces Taro bowing deeply, "Doctor Taro Bonnet, I thank you sincerely from the bottom of my heart for saving my life. I would like for you to join my crew and be the medic for the Dragon Slayer pirates."
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 13 posts
Thu 2 Jul 2020
at 02:03
  • msg #79

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro, a bit taken aback from the kind offer to join the Dragon Slayers, says, "Well, thank you for your kind offer. I humbly accept it. I know my methods aren't...how should I say..."kosher"? However, I do assure you that I can stave off death for you. It was these very methods I used which got me into a heap of trouble with the law. I also had a few run ins with my patients that did not end well either. Suffice it to say I am loyal...even when my true self bursts forth from within me." Dr. Taro grits his teeth and curls his lip, speaking in a most solemn tone, "Promise me you will not outright murder me when you see my true form."
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 22 posts
Thu 2 Jul 2020
at 02:09
  • msg #80

Chapter 1: North Blue

"I'm glad you will join us, even if your methods are very.... unique. If you'd said no it would've meant Seban accidentally abducted you." Nezha says with a big laugh, "Best we leave no surprises. You'll have to join Seban and I sparring on deck some time, show off your true form so we're not confused by it in the heat of battle."

"Are you some sort of Zoan?"
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 14 posts
Thu 2 Jul 2020
at 03:03
  • msg #81

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Aye, that I am - I am a vampire zoan. I have no pulse, hate the sun, and replenish my own blood with the life-source of other beings. I am a doctor who has strove to help those in need, but I'd be lying if I didn't recognize my own demons. There have been patients in the past whom I have devoured. My self-control seemed to vanish and I slaughtered them. I am hoping to redeem myself from those awful acts."
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 25 posts
Thu 2 Jul 2020
at 23:19
  • msg #82

Chapter 1: North Blue

“If you'd said no it would've meant Seban accidentally abducted you." Nezha had said, slapping Seban on the shoulder- ...

Seban still finds himself somewhat in awe (or perhaps terrified) that a living vampire is walking among them. Giants and Warlords were one thing, undead, mythical, beast-men were quite another ENTIRELY. Truly the devil fruit were capable of some GHASTLY things… Seban knew it would probably take some time to get used to this kind of being hanging around the ship. He attempts nonchalance-

“ I agree with the captain. Now that the danger’s passed, I think we should fully disclose our abilities, and get a feel for how we’ll synergize in the future… You may not know this, Bon-san, but I’m an ex CP-4 member, so I’ve trained in the Six Powers techniques. Air Walk, Shave, Iron Body, Paper Art, Finger Pistol, and Storm Leg (Demonstrates them one by one.) "BUT, there’s one skill I haven’t actually shared yet."

"I TOO HAVE A DEVIL FRUIT ABILITY…"

Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 23 posts
Thu 2 Jul 2020
at 23:50
  • msg #83

Chapter 1: North Blue

"I... wait you have a Devilfruit too?" Nezha asks incredulous, "We are going to be the most powerful rookie crew ever!"
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 26 posts
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 00:07
  • msg #84

Chapter 1: North Blue

“Heh! No doubt about it!”

Seban rolls up his sleeves dramatically and points upwards. A News Coo is lazily drifting down from an air current above the ship. He waves to it. Whistles. Then yells, “HEY BIRD BRAIN! WE WANT THE NEWS!”

The bird reluctantly descends 50, 30, 10, 5 yards toward Seban’s outstretched arm.
"That’s good enough. COO COO CONTROL!”

Success, roll 8. For Coo Control.

The News Coo lands on Seban’s shoulder as he slumps down into a seated position. It fishes in Seban's pocket, pulls out a berry, then digs into its satchel and produces a NEWSPAPER! The news coo cutely waddles over to Taro and Nezha and Spits the paper out. Opening it to the want ads.

“See this?!" Seban Squawks through the bird's visage. "Here's your demonstration. I can control birds and see through their eyes, even talk through them, like so! Disorienting as hell, but pretty powerful, m’right?!” Seban flashes a gambler's grin in bird form.

(RELEASE!) The News Coo shakes it head dully. Takes off.
This message was last edited by the player at 01:28, Fri 03 July 2020.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 15 posts
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 00:41
  • msg #85

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro witnesses Seban's feat of strength and double-checks to make sure he has in-fact been sobering up. Dr. Taro hesitates, then says, "Y-yes...I'm sure we will be able to maximize your gift of gab with aerial creatures. I'm sure this will be a great help in communicating with those far away."
Will of D.
GM, 32 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 02:22
  • msg #86

Chapter 1: North Blue

The paper’s headline read,

REVOLUTION STRIKES VIRA!

It continued below:

Another coup d'état in the small country of Vira in the Grand Line sparks a full scale revolution. Officials report that the head of the Revolutionary Army himself, Taiyi D. Zhenren, was seen destroying Navy Ships near the capital once the riots started. This confirms previous suspicions that these terrorists were responsible for previous coups.

For Japanese/Chinese names, I’m going with the traditional [Surname] [Middle Name] [Given Name].
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 24 posts
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 04:12
  • msg #87

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Oh! Um, wow Seban, that's really... Great!" Nezha says with a half smile, "Honestly, your abilities from CP4 are amazing enough, I suppose it matters little that your fruit isn't suited to combat."

He picks up the newspaper and reads the story, he grunts and mutters, "Jeez he keeps busy..."
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 27 posts
Sun 5 Jul 2020
at 11:46
  • msg #88

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Hah, yeah, the Coo Coo fruit is a mostly garbage ability. It might help us in reconnaissance, but that's about it. Hardly worth the price. Still..."

Seban's eyes wandered for a moment, as he thought of Sana's grave plot.

."Sometimes you have to be burdened with something weak to become strong, y'know?"

...

"Taiyi D. Zhenren, huh? Yeah everyone's gunning for him. CP4 was scheduled to rendezvous with another arm of the Pol in order to gather intel on his movements. Now that he's out in the open, I'd expect to find some pretty tough customers flocking to the capital. Heck, they might even send an Admiral or two..."
This message was last edited by the player at 11:47, Sun 05 July 2020.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 25 posts
Sun 5 Jul 2020
at 17:03
  • msg #89

Chapter 1: North Blue

"It will take more than a few admirals, even if they brought their fleets with them." Nezha says, "Navy HQ won't send them; they don't want to make the threat look that serious. At least I suspect those are their orders."
Will of D.
GM, 33 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Mon 6 Jul 2020
at 16:50
  • msg #90

Chapter 1: North Blue

Several days later, a News Coo—or so they thought at first—dropped the same newspaper they’d received before. The Coo gave an uncharacteristic wink before flying away. The paper had a distinct lump in the middle. After unwrapping it, they found a Transponder Snail. Captain Nezha recognized they classical piratey attire and amicable facial expression on the snail as belonging to Edward “Ned” England, an officer in the Revolutionary Army.

"Cap’n Nezha," the snail said, "yer granda’ put ye up fer an op. If’n yull be amenable, Ah’ll appraise ye o’ tha details."
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 26 posts
Tue 7 Jul 2020
at 00:45
  • msg #91

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Hello Ned, good to hear from you." Nezha says then turns to his crew, "I owe Grampa Taiyi my life. He's not holding it over me by any means, but if he's asking for our help it must be something suited to our talents so I'd like for us to do it. Questions?"
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 16 posts
Tue 7 Jul 2020
at 02:04
  • msg #92

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro grins and says, "It's good to hear that my talents can be of some use. However, I've learned to not ask too many questions, at least when I'm sober. The less I know is probably for the best."
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 28 posts
Tue 7 Jul 2020
at 19:10
  • msg #93

Chapter 1: North Blue

Your grandad, eh? You're just full of surprises, aren't ya?" Seban mulls over.

..."No objections here. Just try to keep conscious this time out. I might be ex CP4, But I'm no bodybuilder. Carrying you here was a hassle." Seban shot an amused grin and turned his navigator's eye out to sea...
This message was last edited by the player at 19:12, Tue 07 July 2020.
Will of D.
GM, 34 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Tue 7 Jul 2020
at 22:47
  • msg #94

Chapter 1: North Blue

"One o’ Doctair Vegapunk’s smaller laboratories be en an isolated region of North Blue, on a small island, almost unnoticed unless ye ken where ta look fer et," said England. "There, one o’ Vegapunk’s scientists has defected. He was enstrumental en a project developin’ weaponry fer tha Pacifistas, human weapons designed ta be one-man armies. His knowledge wull be invaluable ta tha Revolution, but we cannae risk keepin’ ‘im en one place fer too long. Et wull be better if’n he wull be constantlae movin’, hidin’ among paeple that’ll elsewise be evadin’ the Navy anyhow. We be needin’ ye ta pick ‘im up at tha rendezvous point—see tha back o’ tha comic section—‘n’ keep ‘im with ye. Taiyi thenks he wull be a good fet fer yer pirate crew. Tha inventor can keep yer shep running, at least. His name be Cable Whitewall."
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 27 posts
Wed 8 Jul 2020
at 00:35
  • msg #95

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Ha! Is grandpa great or what!?!" Nezha says smiling broadly, "Go pick up an inventor to be our shipwright? That's a no brainer; we're in!"

"I thank you sincerely for saving me Seban and I promise to exercise a little more wisdom in choosing our engagements in the future." the captain says very seriously before his face turns back to a huge grin, "But come on this guy worked for Dr. Vegapunk and grandpa is giving him to our crew! How cool is that?"
Will of D.
GM, 35 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Wed 8 Jul 2020
at 17:49
  • msg #96

Chapter 1: North Blue

Seban was able to make sense of the coordinates scribbled on the back of the comic page. It took them into a vast section of open ocean, days without seeing a hint of land. Suddenly, a small island appeared on the horizon. There was almost nothing on it, just a few scattered palm trees, a patch of grass, and a wooden shed. On the side of the island, there was a few boulders in the sand. The coordinates had them heading to the boulders.

The size of their boat actually allowed them to land at the boulders without destroying the hull. What looked like a hatch made from stone sat on the island-side of the smaller boulder.

England had gone on to explain that Cable would be waiting at the coordinates, but he wasn’t here. Something was not right....
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 28 posts
Sat 11 Jul 2020
at 02:13
  • msg #97

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Huh... That's odd. A shack and some big rocks, but no shipwright." Nezha says as they bring the boat up to the boulders, "Wait, is that a door?"

Nezha inspects then tries to open the stone door.
Will of D.
GM, 37 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 11 Jul 2020
at 02:21
  • msg #98

Chapter 1: North Blue

The stone creaked on metal hinges, opening into a long, dark chute with a metal ladder to one side. The sounds of voices echoed faintly below. The symbol of the World Government was embossed on the underside of the faux stone hatch.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 17 posts
Sat 11 Jul 2020
at 03:03
  • msg #99

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro says, "I've seen my share of dark passages. I'm sure we will be fine..." as he hops down the chute.

Dr. Taro rolled a 10.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 29 posts
Sat 11 Jul 2020
at 03:24
  • msg #100

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha flashes a grin to Seban after their doctor shouldered his way past and jumped down into the hole completely disregarding the obvious ladder, "You know what? I like him." and he jumps down as well.

Success by 5 on Acrobatics
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 29 posts
Sat 11 Jul 2020
at 03:33
  • msg #101

Chapter 1: North Blue

 Seban gets a closer look, as Taro hops down the chute. “Well, at least the door hinge doesn’t have the word “Trap” Written on it.” Seban chuckles. “I’d probably be concerned then.”

“Hey, Capt’n. I’ll go and check out that shed right quick. Be back in two winks.”

Seban walks to the shed on the far end of the sandbar.
This message was last edited by the player at 03:35, Sat 11 July 2020.
Will of D.
GM, 38 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 11 Jul 2020
at 04:17
  • msg #102

Chapter 1: North Blue

The bottom of the chute widened into a small chamber with a single, airlock door. A spoked wheel handle hung near one side of the door, and a small, foggy glass window sat at eye-level. Through the window was a larger room, a single chair with a man sitting in the center, and another man pacing behind him nervously. It was difficult to make out further details through the window.

Seban returned to the surface and inspected the shed on the island. The door was locked and much more sturdy than it seemed at first glance: It looked like wood, but it felt like solid steel. Another of the symbols of the World Government was inscribed in the center of the door, not easily visible except from close up.
This message was last edited by the GM at 05:04, Sat 11 July 2020.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 30 posts
Sat 11 Jul 2020
at 05:31
  • msg #103

Chapter 1: North Blue

Up top, Seban approaches the door and makes a face. He'll have to force his way in.

"Well, I’M STILL CURIOUS…" he huffs defiantly. Looking at a very study, reinforced door, Seban decides to attempt to smash the lock.

Seban aims at an angle, careful not to put the brunt of his attack against the entire door.

“Sneaky-Rankyaku! Bear Gropes for Treats!”

(He changes the name, because of his profound respect for dragons and their tendency to not do anything this sneaky.)

Success roll on Rankyaku. 22 Damage.
Will of D.
GM, 39 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 11 Jul 2020
at 14:07
  • msg #104

Chapter 1: North Blue

The lock snapped off, door swinging open. The sound of the hasp breaking in two was anything but quiet. The noise of it echoed from inside the shed, a solid steel room with an open staircase descending from the middle. The noise stretched down the staircase, and voices could be heard raising an alarm!
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 30 posts
Sat 11 Jul 2020
at 15:10
  • msg #105

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha falls down the chute and lands gracefully in a superhero landing, "Hmph... Not too far a fall, but I suppose it's good to rehearse an epic entrance on short heights first..."

"Well Doctor, let us hope that one of these two is our man." Nezha says peering through the window then he knocks on the door.
This message was last edited by the player at 15:12, Sat 11 July 2020.
Will of D.
GM, 40 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 11 Jul 2020
at 15:25
  • msg #106

Chapter 1: North Blue

The man pacing behind the one sitting stopped at the sound of the knock, hand going for his sidearm instinctively. He relaxed, then waved the pirates to come in.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 31 posts
Sat 11 Jul 2020
at 19:14
  • msg #107

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha turns the wheel to open the door and enters,  "Hello! I'm Captain Irezumi D. Nezha and this is Doctor Taro Bonnet."
Will of D.
GM, 41 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 11 Jul 2020
at 19:55
  • msg #108

Chapter 1: North Blue

The pacing man, still looking nervous, continued waving them in.

"I’m Seth Kendono," he said, voice quavering. "This is Cable Whitewall. Are you here to pick him up?"

He walked toward the two pirates, extending a hand to shake. It was shaking on its own...
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 18 posts
Sat 11 Jul 2020
at 20:03
  • msg #109

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Please! The pleasure is all mine!" says Dr. Taro as he extends his cold, trembling hand in a warm greeting. Dr. Taro notices the man's shaky hand, belts out a hearty laugh, and says, "Ah, I see we are quivering friends!"
Cable Whitewall
Inventor Gunner, 1 post
Sat 11 Jul 2020
at 22:37
  • msg #110

Chapter 1: North Blue

Hazel eyes captured the forms of the two men that came to the door, his right eyebrow arching upwards. As Seth was greeting the males, a pale, slender hand reached for a bottle that was a quarter full. He brought the glass bottle to his lips and tilted, taking a decent sized drink of the rum. Cable sat the bottle back down and continued to look. "Well, do you have any food?" A finger tapped at his chin. "How about alcohol?" A small chuckle resonated from his chest, a hand shifted downwards, near the grip of his Caster gun; just in case these were not the men he was supposed to meet with.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 31 posts
Mon 13 Jul 2020
at 19:45
  • msg #111

Chapter 1: North Blue

(MEANWHILE UPSTAIRS)

“)*#&@!! ___" Seban curses.
“Well that didn’t go how I wanted... “

Seban’s mind wanders into a flashback while he attempts comically to put the door frame back together.

“Why do you do that?”
“Do what?”
Sana throws her hands up in the air spastically, not really knowing what example to recall. “I don’t know, break stuff down at the bar, eat without using utensils-- drink milk out of the carton!” She snatches it away almost before Seban is done drinking.
“(COUGH!!) CUT IT OUT!!”
“Are all men like this?!”
“... ...”
“What’s wrong with you!?” Sana barks with dragon teeth.


“What indeed?” Seban chuckles. He takes a few steps back from the open door and shows his hands as the troops begin to issue out the opening. "No use in escaping, I guess"

“Hey, boys. It’s just little old me. Guess I should have snuck under your rock, like a good pirate.”

This message was last edited by the player at 19:50, Mon 13 July 2020.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 32 posts
Mon 13 Jul 2020
at 22:32
  • msg #112

Chapter 1: North Blue

"My doctor is shaking because he's going through withdrawal." Nezha says to the assistant with a frown, "Something making you nervous son?"
Will of D.
GM, 44 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Mon 13 Jul 2020
at 23:15
  • msg #113

Chapter 1: North Blue

"I’m sorry," said Seth, running a hand through his hair. "I’ve just never really done anything like this before. You know, break someone out? I know the plan is solid, I just... His voice trailed off in thought.



Seban was surprised to find that none of the voices grew closer. They seemed to die off. Something was very wrong. Why would they not send someone to check on the disturbance. Unless... no.... it dawned on him: They were waiting for him. It must be a trap!

As if on cue, the hatch in the boulder snapped shut! The sound reverberated down to the chamber below.



Seth’s eyes widened, and his hand went for his pistol again.

"No! It’s too soon!" he shouted. "Shimatta... he spat almost under his breath. "I guess it would have to be this way."

He aimed the pistol right at Nezha and shot! But he missed. Or so it seemed at first. A hissing sound came from behind. The bullet was a small, incendiary round, and it lit something that was lining the airlock door. A hot fuse burned a circle around the door in a flash, the bright light dazzling everyone’s vision for a moment.

When the focus returned to Seth, he had the gun pointed right at Cable.

"Can’t have you falling in to Revolution Army hands, now, can we?" he gave a mirthless chuckle, a bitter smile forced on his face.

He slowly, almost hesitantly, began to squeeze the trigger...
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 19 posts
Tue 14 Jul 2020
at 00:19
  • msg #114

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro's demeanor goes from excited to glum. Now, looking towards the ceiling with eyes closed, Dr. Taro asks Nezha out of frustration, "Captain, heh, it's so weird to have a captain...What say you, Captain Nezha?'"
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 33 posts
Tue 14 Jul 2020
at 03:55
  • msg #115

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha sees Seth drawing his gun springs forward to intercept the shot. With his lifetime of training and the apprentice obviously being a novice time almost seemed to slow down.

He remembers a Naval exhibition he attended as a child watching his grandfather Admiral Irezumi D. Wenshu, the last bearer of the Ink Ink Fruit. The Admiral's powers, which now belong to Nezha, gave him tactical advantages that were impossible for his foes to duplicate and very difficult to anticipate. One of the simplest was to take attacks that would be lethal to a normal person if it meant gaining or maintaining the upper hand.

Nezha is smiling at the memories of his grandfather as he copies reverses a technique designed to dodge out of the way of a gun at close range. He knocks into Seth, nimbly spins around him while controlling his gun arm, and comes to a stop with the barrel against his forehead right as the gun fires. The bullet rocks Nezha's head back and when he brings it up again inky blood oozes trickles from a small hole in his head. He rolls something around in his mouth and then smiles with the bullet clenched in his teeth, exactly the way his grandfather had done, "Nobody shootsh my friendsh!"

He spits out the bullet and assumes a fighting stance, "TATTOO UNLOCK: POWER PUNCH!"

Acrobatics success.
Feverish Acrobatic Dodge success. -1 FP


HP: 13/14     FP: 11/12     IP: 18/20
This message was last edited by the player at 03:59, Tue 14 July 2020.
Will of D.
GM, 48 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Tue 14 Jul 2020
at 17:26
  • msg #116

Chapter 1: North Blue

Seth’s eyes widened as Irezumi put his head between the gun and Cable. When the ink-man spit out the bullet, practically unscathed, his eyes went even wider. His jaw dropped, and stayed gaping. He looked around, almost unsure what to do, then dropped his gun and bolted for the airlock door, pulling in vain at what had been welded shut by him a second before. He turned, back to the door, clawing at the frame as if it would help him.

Voices could be heard coming from both doors, left and right side of the room from the airlock door.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 34 posts
Wed 15 Jul 2020
at 20:00
  • msg #117

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha strides forward and punches the cowering apprentice, "POWER PUNCH!"

After Seth smashes back against the door so hard it cracks the window Nezha turns around to face the shipwright, "Mr. Whitehall, it seems we will need to find a different exit. Which way should we go?"

Attack success.
24 crushing damage.

Cable Whitewall
Inventor Gunner, 2 posts
Fri 17 Jul 2020
at 00:43
  • msg #118

Chapter 1: North Blue

Cables eyes squinted as he was asked the question. Trying to remember everything, he tapped his chin. "Well, I suppose anyway we are going to have to fight. Sounds like a lot of people want to meet me!!" His right palm hit the handle of Caster Pistol, the rest of the fingers falling in-line as he gripped the pistol. His index finger flipped some sort of switch that made a small door pop open. After reading "Move out of my way", which was only written on his concussion shells. With a flick of his wrist, the door clasped shut as a feint winding noise could be heard from the revolver.

He quickly stood up and walked towards the door on the right. "Probably want to go this way... Did you bring alcohol?"
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 35 posts
Fri 17 Jul 2020
at 00:53
  • msg #119

Chapter 1: North Blue

"It seems I am forming a crew of degenerate alcoholics." Nezha says, but he is smiling, "There is a little rum on the ship. Let's get moving, we wouldn't want to disappoint your fans."
Cable Whitewall
Inventor Gunner, 3 posts
Fri 17 Jul 2020
at 01:16
  • msg #120

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Suppose thats motivation, Cap'." He smiled, getting a bit closer to the door. "With this load I have, I can't have you guys being in front of me. Ya see, The Condescender, is gonna shoot out this boom thing and knock some people back... Anyways, if I fire and someone goes right in I will have time for a reload." He said nodding to his gun that he brought up as he was speaking. The gun was aimed at the door he mentioned earlier.
Will of D.
GM, 51 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Fri 17 Jul 2020
at 04:07
  • msg #121

Chapter 1: North Blue

Seth slumped to the floor, eyes rolled back into his skull.

The door burst open. Four marines stood just left and right of the door, having rammed the it open with a two-man, mechanical battering ram. There was a hydraulic line, some gears, and steam spewing out the sides as the marines dropped the rams and took a knee, reaching for rifles slung at their shoulders. The wave of marines behind had two ranks of six, the first crouched, the second standing, all had rifles trained at the opening, and all began to shoot as soon as the door was open!

Combat begins!
No one is in danger of being shot this round, because Stormtrooper Accuracy is in effect for the moment. ^_~ But they will start to pick targets now.

Post as you’re able, and I’ll resolve things in the order that makes sense, or by Basic Speed if either works.
16 visible targets in front of you.

Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 20 posts
Fri 17 Jul 2020
at 05:42
  • msg #122

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro charges the closest marine to him with his arms stretched-out, attempting to strangle him.

Grapple success.
Marine needs to defend or is grappled.

Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 32 posts
Sat 18 Jul 2020
at 02:12
  • msg #123

Chapter 1: North Blue

The Giant Rock BOOMED!! With Finality...

"HUH! Well whadaya' know- It WAS a trap. Somehow I thought I’d feel more accomplished than I do right now...”

Seban sees no reason to head back to the boulder entrance. He ventures cautiously into the Shed’s entrance.

As he proceeds the path grows rather dark. Seban ignores his instincts to begin running, preferring to have his eyes adjusted first, when suddenly a shot of gunfire rings through the corridor (Nezha blocking a bullet for Cable).

“(&#@!! ___ A fight already?!” Seban’s eyes widen. He now begins the chase earnestly. He attempts to take any path that would lead him from below, in the direction of the alternate entrance.
This message was last edited by the player at 02:16, Sat 18 July 2020.
Cable Whitewall
Inventor Gunner, 4 posts
Mon 20 Jul 2020
at 23:43
  • msg #124

Chapter 1: North Blue

The smile disappeared immediately after he heard the door burst open; not taken by surprise, as he already figured it would happen. Cable quickly aimed the Caster gun to the chest of a marine who was most near. "KISS OF THE CONDESCENDER!!" He yelled as he pulled the brass looking trigger.

The whining noise increased in volume as the load came rocketing out of the smooth golden barrel, the shot heading for the marines chest.


Concussion shot was a success: Rolled a 7.
Damage rolled: 21
This message was last edited by the player at 23:53, Mon 20 July 2020.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 36 posts
Tue 21 Jul 2020
at 02:14
  • msg #125

Chapter 1: North Blue

"This will not end well for you!" Nezha bellows and lunges forward to punch one of the Marines in front the tattoos on his chest turns into a bellowing jungle predator, "Power Punch: Fist of the Gorilla!"

Punch success.
23 crushing damage.

Will of D.
GM, 52 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Wed 22 Jul 2020
at 00:13
  • msg #126

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro closed the distance in a heartbeat, reaching for the man’s throat. His eyes widened. The marine was so startled that the doctor was charging a wall of rifles that he barely moved before hands clutched his throat in an iron grip.

Cable slotted a shell into his caster pistol. A wave of super-compressed air erupted from the muzzle, waves of force rippling the air in its path. It connected with a soldier’s torso, sending him flying backward. He slammed into his fellow marine behind him, both flying backward several yards before skidding to a halt.

Nezha charged up next to the doctor, muscles rippling and enlarging as his fist connected with another marine’s gut, sending him back into the man behind him as well. Both of them collapsed, dropping weapons, but the one he hit crumpled into a heap, eyes rolling back into his skull.

The remaining 11 marines continued to fire.

Dr. Taro must dodge twice, or take 11 and 15 piercing damage. You can also parry, if you prefer, because they are so close, but you’d have to let go of your strangle victim.

Cable must dodge once, or take 13 piercing damage.

Nezha must dodge twice, or take 6 and 11 piercing damage. You can also parry.

1 Marine grappled.
4 Marines on the floor, 1 of which is unconscious.




Seban leapt into action, racing down the stairway. He reached the bottom just in time to see a handful of marines with rifles trained on him.

"Just the one, as reported!" barked one soldier. "Fire!"

You get the same benefit of not needing to dodge for the first round they start shooting. They’re only a few yards away, and there are 5 of them.
This message was last edited by the GM at 00:19, Wed 22 July 2020.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 21 posts
Wed 22 Jul 2020
at 00:39
  • msg #127

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro squeezes his grip on the marine's neck even tighter, manhandles the marine to bring him face-to-face to attempt to use the marine's body as a meat-shield, and with the stench of cheap rum and death, Dr. Taro says: "Don't worry, friend. I'm a doctor." Dr. Taro's mouth transforms from a confident grin into a gaping maw as ammunition pierces his cold, pale flesh. Dr. Taro, in pain, but even more so in disappointment, retrains his focus back on the marine within his grasp and yells, "Damn you! I said 'trust me'! You failed!"

Dr. taro takes 11 piercing damage.
Dr. Taro takes 15 piercing damage.

Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 33 posts
Sat 25 Jul 2020
at 01:34
  • msg #128

Chapter 1: North Blue

Seban sees the men approach from a hidden corridor. Their rifles trained on him. They fire, but seem to be too flustered at the moment to hit anything

“Dangerous Dragon coming Through!” He yells, a devilish smile playing across his face.
Seban falls into a baseball slide, followed up by a low-angle spinning attack.

“Alright Guinea Pigs! Check this out! Rankyaku Third Form, Split-Seating, Serpent’s Party Table!!”

Success! 16 cutting damage
Cable Whitewall
Inventor Gunner, 5 posts
Sat 25 Jul 2020
at 16:19
  • msg #129

Chapter 1: North Blue

The slender male quickly ran behind the doctor, using the meat shield that Taro was using. This gave him time and enough cover for him to safely reach in his pocket. Cables finger fiddle around, feeling for the correct load that he needed. Once he grabbed another concussion shot, he loaded it. As the shell was loaded, he peered around Taro's hip and took aim at another marine, looking to knock him into another; like he had before. "Oi! Cap'! Might be good to grab Seth. We can bring that bastard to ask him some questions." Cable yelled loudly enough for Nezha to here him.

His pale index finger pulled upon the brass colored trigger as another winding noise was hear.


Dodge roll was a 10, a 9 or lower was needed.
Spent 1 WP in order to make my dodge successful.
Attack roll was 17, resulting in a fail.Spent 1 WP to buy success.
Damage rolled: 16.
This message was last edited by the player at 01:54, Mon 27 July 2020.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 37 posts
Sat 25 Jul 2020
at 19:25
  • msg #130

Chapter 1: North Blue

The thunder of marine rifles is deafening in the enclosed space, Nezha takes one bullet and deflects the rifle of another marine marking the shot go wide. He looks back at Seth's unconscious form and shouts, "That's a good idea Mr. Whitehall, but I don't think we can risk the effort! We need to focus on getting out of here ourselves!"

He turns back to the fray and slams a punishing blow into the Marine who shot him.

Two Parries: one fail and one success
Attack success
24 crushing damage


HP: 12/14     FP: 11/12     IP: 18/20
This message was last edited by the GM at 21:56, Sat 25 July 2020.
Will of D.
GM, 57 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Mon 27 Jul 2020
at 17:37
  • msg #131

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro took two shots while maintaining his grip on the marine’s neck. Suddenly the doctor’s body changed drastically, growing half again as large, with bulging muscles, a horrific, grotesque appearance dominating the new form. He looked something like a pale grey, almost decaying, humanoid bat, complete with huge leathery wings that sprouted from his back. His face was a thing from nightmares, eyes inhuman, beady, and taking on a faint red glow. Fingernails elongated into vicious black, razor sharp claws.

Your Injury Tolerance reduces the damage to 5 and 7 respectively, for a total of 12, leaving you with HP: 3/15 HP remaining before transforming, now HP: 4/21.

Don’t forget to keep track of that as well as your Blood Points at the bottom of your post: Should be BP: 18/20.

For everyone else, the sight of this transformation is more disturbing than the Hulk out or going full Werewolf; treat it as such: you might wonder if Dr. Taro is still in there, still in control, if you’ll need to be worried about a mindless rampage, etc. Since he hasn’t really mentioned or explained IC, you have every reason to be nervous.


Cable ducked behind Dr. Taro and the marine in his hands, the soldier taking the bullet and screaming in pain. Popping back out, Cable pointed at another marine and blasted another concussion shot. Another marine’s eyes went wide, being blasted back into the one behind him. They both collapsed, weapons clattering against the floor.

Nezha avoided one shot, and took another, unfazed by the attack. He punched the attacker so hard, he slammed the man behind him, and both ended up several yards away on the floor.

"Whitewall has the prototype caster gun!" said one marine. "FUZAKENNA!" said another, eyes bulging as he saw the massive monster holding his ally by the throat. "WHAT IS THAT!?!? KILL IT!!!"

The remaining 7 marines continued to fire, all targeting the huge monster.

Dr. Taro must dodge 4 times, or take 16, 13, 10, and 11 piercing damage (before DR/IT; after DR it will be 6, 3, 0, and 1; after IT it will be 3, 1, 0, and 0).

1 Marine grappled.
8 Marines on the floor, 2 of which are unconscious.




Seban took one marine down with an elaborate Storm Leg, the air blade slicing across his chest. He collapsed in a spray of blood.

The remaining 4 shot with rifles, backing up as the pulled the trigger.

Two shots on target: 8 and 8 piercing damage if you fail to dodge.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 34 posts
Tue 28 Jul 2020
at 00:24
  • msg #132

Chapter 1: North Blue

Rolled 13 Dodge Failed
Expended 1 WP to correct this, and succeed.
Second Dodge Roll Success! 11
HP: 12/12    FP: 12/12   WP: 5 / 6


Seban Narrowly avoids two gunshots as the marines train their rifles on him and begin to volley shots. He presses the attack.

“Where you goin’, boys?! I can do this all day”. He glowers.

“TOWER Darling!”

Seban executes a Roundhouse kick to the sternum of the next closest enemy.

9 Success, 6 Crushing damage
This message was last edited by the player at 00:27, Tue 28 July 2020.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 22 posts
Tue 28 Jul 2020
at 03:15
  • msg #133

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro, with a booming voice and saliva dripping onto the grappled marine, bellows, "ALLLLLLL OF YOUR BLOOD WILLSHHHHHH BEEEEEE SUSSSSTANANCE FOR MY SOOOOOUL!" Dr. Taro charges forth into the fray, using the helpless marine within his grasp as a shield to slam into another poor soul.

9 Success for 10 Crushing Damage
This message was last edited by the player at 16:51, Tue 28 July 2020.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 38 posts
Fri 31 Jul 2020
at 03:34
  • msg #134

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Holy crap!" Nezha exclaims taking in the monstrous form of the vampire then he raises a hand to Cable to stop the inventor from shooting Dr. Bonnet in the back, "Don't shoot him he's still friendly! Um... I think..."

Nezha chooses to trust his crewmate and lunges forward to punch another Marine.

Attack success
24 crushing damage


HP: 12/14     FP: 11/12     IP: 18/20
Cable Whitewall
Inventor Gunner, 6 posts
Fri 31 Jul 2020
at 04:01
  • msg #135

Chapter 1: North Blue

Cable took a step back, confused on what was happening, but after hearing the captains voice; it snapped him out of it.

The pale man looked ahead, seeing all the marines aim at Taro, he went to action. Remembering the marines he had last taken out dropped their guns by their feet, Cable quickly crouched down and ran to the guns. "THEY DIDN'T EVEN WANT TO GREET ME WITH THE GOOD ONES!!!" He exclaimed as he huffed down to pick up one gun. He slid his foot under the gun which Was still on the ground for future use. "I guess they get too see what happens when they run light..."

With a smile Cable took aim at one of the marines in medium range, baring down hard as he looked down the iron sights.
This message was last edited by the player at 05:04, Fri 31 July 2020.
Will of D.
GM, 63 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Fri 31 Jul 2020
at 23:38
  • msg #136

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro moved the man in his grasp to absorb the shots, taking only one to the center of his stomach, which seemed to just bounce off his thick hide. He rushed into a marine, smashing the one in his arms into his ally with a dull thud. The man fell back, crashing into a wall before collapsing. The marine in Taro’s hands was long since unconscious.

Cable stooped down to scoop up one of the dropped rifles.

Nezha plowed over another pair of marines with his solid punch.

The remaining 4 marines continued to fire, all targeting the huge monster.

Dr. Taro must dodge 3 times, or take 13, 14, and 9 piercing damage (after DR: 3, 4, and 0; after IT: 1, 2, and 0).

12 Marines down.




Seban downed another foe, advancing as he avoided the gunfire.

The remaining 3 shot with rifles, backing up as the pulled the trigger.

All three shots on target: 11, 9, and 5 piercing damage if you fail to defend. You’re close enough now that you have the option of Dodge or Parry.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 39 posts
Sat 1 Aug 2020
at 04:06
  • msg #137

Chapter 1: North Blue

"GORILLA FISTS!" Nezha shouts lunging forward and taking two mighty swings at the remaining Marines.

Two attacks success!
26 & 28 crushing damage


HP: 12/14     FP: 11/12     IP: 18/20
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 23 posts
Sat 1 Aug 2020
at 19:05
  • msg #138

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro grits his sharpened teeth as more shots are fired at him, which all but one miss. The single shot that hit pierced Dr. Taro’s leathery throat, leaving a small opening where the blood starts to drizzle down. Dr. Taro snorts, glares at the marine who landed the shot, and screams,” Weak man, needing a gun since you cannot find strength within yourself.  You are not worth the blood that flows through your veins!” Dr. Taro stares into the soul of the marine that hit him, hoping to relieve life from his miserable body.

HP:2/21 BP:18/20
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 35 posts
Fri 7 Aug 2020
at 03:59
  • msg #139

Chapter 1: North Blue

1st Dodge Roll, Success! 6,
1st Parry Roll, Success! 5,
2nd Parry Roll, Success! 7


Seban is getting pretty psyched now. He dodges another blast of flint, hopping aside onto a nearby wall of the passage before rushing in and parrying the two remaining shots with his fortified legs. A grunt near the back with spectacles bats his eyes a few times in disbelief. Not only had a mere man deflected gunfire TWICE, the grunt could have sworn he saw two knives glinting in Seban’s hands for just a split second. Then they were gone!

“You’re about to run out of ground, kiddies. Why don’t you toss your guns here and I’ll let you skedaddle?!”

Seban locks eyes with the man in spectacles.
“Not you though, mate... Dragon’s GAZE - SHIGAN!”

Shigan Success Roll, 10. Result, 7 Piercing Damage!

“That secret needs to stay safe.” he remarks cryptically.

Seban stands between the men in his fencing pose, seemingly unperturbed by their presence, as his Finger Pistol lands home in the grunt at the rear. He can hear them beginning to lose their cool.

“Who’s next?”
This message was last edited by the player at 04:14, Fri 07 Aug 2020.
Cable Whitewall
Inventor Gunner, 7 posts
Fri 7 Aug 2020
at 16:09
  • msg #140

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Take this you bastards!!!" Cable yelled out as the sight landed on target. With a half-cocked smile Cable pulled the trigger; firing a bullet to the marines chest.

Roll for success: 13Damage roll: 26
Will of D.
GM, 69 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 8 Aug 2020
at 02:20
  • msg #141

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro lectured his attacker, staring him down with a horrific visage. The man actually panicked, taking a step away and failing to bring his rifle up to fire again.

Cable shot one marine with the marine rifle he grabbed. The man collapsed.

Nezha took out the last three standing, the first target flying back into the one standing dazed by the doctor.

The marines either lay unconscious, dead, or gave a pathetic groan. The yet conscious ones held up hands as if to ward off further attacks; they were completely helpless.

Down the hall, there were several doors. Cable knew them to be various labs, some for design and assembly, others for testing. The barracks was around the corner, next to the mess hall. They would have to go past both, then past another section of labs, then some storage, then to the scientist private quarters, and finally the guard posts near the main stairway up to the beach shack.

There was little in the way of a maze. The compound was like a small, underground town, without all the shops and whatnot. It had two main entry points at either end, then a “T” intersection with parallel hallways stretching the length with various rooms off the sides and in between the hallways.



Seban thrust a finger into the gut of another marine.

The remaining 2 turned to retreat, charging away from the tornado of violence. They were making for cover toward the back of this room, a few tall, solid steel counters they could dive behind. Cries for reinforcements came from the door behind those counters.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 40 posts
Sat 8 Aug 2020
at 04:10
  • msg #142

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha maintains a fighting stance surveying all the downed Marines. He remarks, "That's quite the gun Mr. Whitehall." then he turns to the hulking beast, "Doctor Bonnet? Are you still sane? We need to get moving before reinforcements arrive."
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 24 posts
Sat 8 Aug 2020
at 04:33
  • msg #143

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro scowls and grins at Captain Nezha and says, "Buhhht ovv korshh, Captain..."
Cable Whitewall
Inventor Gunner, 8 posts
Sat 8 Aug 2020
at 16:15
  • msg #144

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Thanks. Those bastards have been after it ever since I created it." He said in an irritated voice. "This gun has costed me mostly everything." His eyebrows furrowed, a hand quickly searched through his maroon trench-like jacket, desperate for his flask; though he didnt hear any liquid so instead he let out a sigh. His ears perked up after hearing the yells of the reinforcements."Are you wanting to hold this down, or are you wanting to puah forward? I know Taro... Or whatever that is... Took a lot of damage."
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 41 posts
Sat 8 Aug 2020
at 16:29
  • msg #145

Chapter 1: North Blue

"From what he told Seban and I, he can regain his strength by taking in blood." Nezha says, "Doctor, grab however many Marines you'll need to freshen up. Mr. Whitehall, lead us to a place we can hide out of the way for a minute or two."

The trio gathers up what they need and Cable leads them on to one of the labs where the vampire goes about the gruesome business of draining enough blood to heal himself. Holding down their lunches Cable and Nezha watch the door until the monster is sated, then Nezha nods to his crew and they begin the slog to the surface with Cable's guidance.
Will of D.
GM, 72 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 8 Aug 2020
at 19:36
  • msg #146

Chapter 1: North Blue

The door lead to a lab. The room was about a hundred yards across, various technologies strewn about the middle of the room, where some tables and chairs were set up. The outskirts of the room had lab coats hung up, and various safety equipment, plus an area for testing—it looked like target practice. The room was empty of scientists, Cable knew that they had recently gone to eat.

The sounds of commotion came from down the hallway, and a few footsteps ran past, but none stopped to open the lab. Yet.

Those in the lab can dialogue a bit, describe the doctor’s behavior, discuss, whatever you like. Then we’ll move forward.

Seban can continue posting as well.

Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 25 posts
Sat 8 Aug 2020
at 21:09
  • msg #147

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro has been shot so many times that he is barely clinging to life, but he has a look of hunger, not pain, in his eyes. The transformed Taro travels to the closest marine and reaches down to grab him by the neck with his right claw. Dr. Taro stands upright and lifts the marine as far as his bestial arm can extend, twisting and turning the body in the air, looking inquisitively at his subject. With tremendous speed, Dr. Taro brings the marine to eye-level and the doctor’s veined-wings curl and shroud both of them. In a muffled voice, Dr. Taro says, “Dokterzzz oarderzzz!” The doctor’s body and wings rock back and forth like a boat in a violent sea. Blood starts to pool on the floor. After a few moments of apparent struggle, the monster Taro becomes hauntingly still. The doctor’s wings begin to extend slowly, revealing a marine with a gutted throat and a petrifying, unsatiated, bloodied look on Taro’s face. Dr. Taro drops the lifeless marine within his grip and with a blood-frenzied look in his eyes eagerly approaches his next victims. The good Doctor grabs the next two marines by their necks and lifts them in the air right next to each other. With a swift motion, Taro’s wings curl in and pierce their throats. Dr. Taro squeezes their necks even harder so the blood drips down quicker into Taro’s mouth. Taro throws each of them to the side at the same time as their bodies are equally drained. As Dr. Taro feasts, the more he appears to be desperate for more blood. Taro, now teleporting from shadow to shadow, rips, and cleaves the rest of the marines’ throats, stopping only long enough to drain their bodies. Finally, Dr. Taro has had his fill, yet he does not look content.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 42 posts
Mon 10 Aug 2020
at 23:21
  • msg #148

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Woah..." is all Nezha can manage at the mass carnage Doctor Bonnet inflicts on all the helpless Marines. He wonders whether these men were evil or simply men doing their duty, then he remembers marine duty is usually what turns them evil in the first place. If they weren't ready to murder villages for the sake of the world government yet, the Navy wasn't done conditioning them. Still, the good doctor had gone a little overboard...

He swallows down the bile and says, "Doctor perhaps next time you could not murder everyone we encounter? I aim to build us a fearsome reputation, not a monstrous one."
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 36 posts
Tue 11 Aug 2020
at 13:56
  • msg #149

Chapter 1: North Blue

A volley of panicked screams come from further down the hallway, even as the men call for aid. Seban can hear the guttural bellow of a man-beast of some sort, which he assumes is Dr. Taro, but nonetheless fills him with dread. It brings back memories of the stories merchant travellers used to tell about the menace of Dr. Hogback, a famed scientist turned mad. The outburst gives Seban an idea-

As quick as a fox, he picks up the Spectacled man’s Beret, Cloak, rifle and glasses, trying them on for size.

“Let’s start a ruse, my Old Friend,”
“Stealth Walk,”


Stealth Walk Activates
HP: 12/12    FP: 7/12   WP: 5 / 6


A Fey mood overtakes Seban, as he stands, adjusting the cap low over his eyes. He charges headlong toward the doorway at the rear of the hall.

“AAAAHHHHHHGH!! FEAR!! RUN!! MONTICELLO’S TOO STRONG! FALL BACK!! FALL BAAAAACCKK!!!”

Seban almost laughs, as a silly song pervades his mind, one of him and Mitsuki singing, years after Sana’s death (Seban was drunk at the time and had quite forgotten it happened):

“Enter at your own peril, past the bolted door
Where impossible things may happen that the
World’s NEVER seen before-!
In HOGBACK’S LAB-RA-TOOORYYYYYY!
Lives the strangest beast YOU’VE EVER SEEN!!”


“But GECKO BLOW’S his experiments
(throws her arms up in emphasis)
“TO SMITHEREEENS!!"

(Seban jumps on a table)
“There is GLOOM and DOOM while things go BOOOOOM!!”


(in unison, arm’s up)
“IN HOGBACK’S LAAAAAAAAAAAAAB!!"
“IN HOGBACK’S LAAAAAAAAAAAAAB!!"

This message was last edited by the player at 14:17, Tue 11 Aug 2020.
Cable Whitewall
Inventor Gunner, 9 posts
Wed 12 Aug 2020
at 22:43
  • msg #150

Chapter 1: North Blue

Once they reached the destination he was leading them to, which was just a medium sized room, he laid the marines gun on the table. Reaching to his inside pocket, he pulled out his Caster Pistol, which did not have any rounds in it.

As he thought at searched for another Caster round, the bloody mess that Dr. Taro created was going on. He got distracted by the splatter of blood on the table near the marines gun, which made him turn and look. His eyes grew wide, his hues shrinking to a pen sized dot. Cables mouth dropped open as he watched the horror. "Im glad I am on this team." Was the only thing he could think. He shook his head to break the hold that the gorey scene had him in.

"Well that was disgustingly amazing." the pale man said as he finally grabbed a flash-bang shell and slotted it in the gun; a winding noise being heard as the gun activated the round, ready to touch off. He "So how many of you will I have to save from drowning?" Cable asked, looking over to the Captain, talking about the use of devil fruit that was just seen; at least he was confident that that is what had made Dr. taro what he is.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 43 posts
Wed 12 Aug 2020
at 22:56
  • msg #151

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Oh... Well, all of us actually. Our navigator is also a powerful Devilfruit user." Nezha says, "I suppose that's just one more reason it's good we've got you along!"
Will of D.
GM, 76 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Wed 12 Aug 2020
at 23:17
  • msg #152

Chapter 1: North Blue

The group of marines that were heading to reinforce the fight with Seban fell for his ruse. They immediately turned tail and made for the nearest doorway, leaving a clear path.

Emerging from the lab refreshed, the others peered left and right, various groups of soldiers running about in a panic.

Everyone give me a general description of the fight toward the main entrance. The marines are scattered, but there are a lot of them. I’m intentionally being vague about their positioning and organization so you guys can be creative. You will end on the beach, with Navy ships closing in.

Give me a single Wildcard roll that best represents what you’ll be doing on the way out, but the description can be more elaborate and complicated than just the one roll would usually represent.

Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 26 posts
Wed 19 Aug 2020
at 02:34
  • msg #153

Chapter 1: North Blue

After a king’s feast of marine blood, Dr. Taro maintains his horrific form. His breathing begins to calm as the blood on his body from the marines starts to dry. Taro’s bloodshot eyes return to a bright red. His blank blood-haze transitions to a purposeful gaze upon Captain Nezha on the other side of the room. Dr. Taro clears his blood-clotted throat and he speaks in a soft, but firm, tone. “Kahptann Nezha, yore leedrship showz prahmiss. I respekt yore foretatude; yuzing yore innar power to vaynequishh theeze pitafull mahreens.”

All of a sudden, Dr. Taro vanishes and appears right behind Captain Nezha! Dr. Taro leans over Captain Nezha’s right shoulder and sniffs the Captain’s neck. As the Doctor takes a strong whiff of the blood on Nezha’s neck, Taro’s eyes roll to the back of his head, his mouth opens bearing crimson fangs, and then he immediately steps back and resists his internal urge. “Kahptann, troolee, yu r a youneek spehsahmen. I look foreword to whitnissing amayzeing thingz fruhm yu. “Howehver,” Taro said, as mist began to release from his mouth, “now iz thuh tyme fore thuh gud Doktohr to prove hiz werth.”
As the mist poured from Taro’s mouth, it covered him almost instantaneously, obscuring anyone’s ability to see the Doctor. A menacing laugh resounded from within the mist. “Mwahhahaaa! Yehz, Kaptann. Be shore to stay klohse, butt do naht entehr mi klowd of deth.”

The mist began to move towards the exit as a steady fog, Taro completely hidden within. As the creeping death became visible to a squad of marines, they approached cautiously. As soon as the marines were in front of the mist, the cloud of calamity enveloped them all! All that could be heard were marines screaming and the good doctor’s mocking laughter. Bodies of marines started flying out of the mist, slamming against the walls. As the mist continued forward, it left six marines within its wake.

As the mist continued its death march, a scouting squad consisting of three marines came running towards the mist with no regard for it. “Where are the intruders?! Report!” The scouting squad ran through the mist and all three marines’ bodies fell lifeless on the other side, all without their heads!

The mist carried on. Another squad of marines came running towards the mist, but all of them retreated once they noticed scattered body parts of other marines, except one brave soul. “I fear no man or no monster!” exclaimed the marine, proudly. As he ventured into the mist, he screamed in excruciating pain, while his head flew towards the ceiling, arms were thrown to the left and right of the mist, while his torso and legs lay on the ground.

As the concealed Taro continued to murder within his aura of destruction, hope that the good doctor was still good greatly diminished. Was there any hope for Taro’s redemption? Would the doctor be a benefit or a hindrance to the Revolution? Does Marine-flesh taste like chicken? Find out next time on...One! Piece! Play-by-post!
This message was last edited by the player at 02:43, Wed 19 Aug 2020.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 37 posts
Wed 19 Aug 2020
at 03:30
  • msg #154

Chapter 1: North Blue

ROLLED 7 success for FIST! WILDCARD Roll.

Seban continues to scream his head off as he barrels down the hallway. The Navy crewmen make way for him, some running for their weapons, others approaching the empty door tentatively.

“BLAST THESE LILY-LIVERED UPSTARTS!” Commendants Manx spits, standing in the rear. He has half a mind to wring the approaching soldier’s neck for insubordination and cowardice (not knowing it’s Seban) “OY THERE!!” He calls at the man fast approaching. He’s too late to reconsider the matter. Seban smashes him square in the jaw with a roundhouse kick, twice more in the ribs to silent him. He collapses onto a nearby table, sending paperwork and a few candles cascading to the floor.

Most of the Navy men are so preoccupied at the imagined threat up front that they don’t see their commanding officer writhing in pain. Only one grunt notices, and his eyes widen hysterically, as Seban chucks a giant crate at his face. It smashes on impact bloodying the man considerably. He’s instantly unconscious. Worse still, an oozy liquid bubbles out of it’s wooden confines, steaming and sputtering. But Seban doesn’t notice this: just laughs hysterically, the joke in his mind, along with the crate bit growing all the more absurd.

“A bit overkill, eh? Sorry mate... Drakes, I’m jittery!” Seban chuckles unsteadily... And dashes into the mess hall.

At this point, the marines are starting to understand that they’ve been had! They pile back into the storage room, mad as hornets.

One soldier points at the frothing mess left on the floor.
“#(&@)!!! He’s broken a crate of THAT!!”
Even as he finishes his sentence, a lone candle rolls a bit too close to the goop and ignites…

"KA-THOOOOOMMM!!!!"

A green incendiary blast thrusts the Navy men back clear through the small container space and out into the adjacent labs, burning them horribly. The commandant and his unconscious crew mate are unfortunately cooked alive… The force of the impact stops Seban cold in the mess, a piece of groosling sticking out of his mouth. He erupts into another fit of laughter looking about as if a hidden audience were about to applaud his latest wise-crack. Instead, he is met with the most ominous cloud of fear anyone could imagine. It gathers at the back of the hall, screams of pain and anguish issuing from its wake.

“HOLY GOL- D... “ Seban rubs his eyes in disbelief and immediately sobers up- his Stealth Walk ability ended.
This message was last edited by the player at 03:31, Wed 19 Aug 2020.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 44 posts
Wed 19 Aug 2020
at 04:09
  • msg #155

Chapter 1: North Blue

Talker! success by 5, will spend the accompanying Wildcard point to buy a bigger margin if that's possible here.

"NO! DOCTOR BONNET! NO!" Nezha shouts as the monster disappears out into the halls to stalk and kill more of their foes. He runs out to catch up and tries his best to get ahead of the beast, "Flee before the beast of the Dragonslayer Pirates!"

He marches just ahead of the cloud of death dodging and deflecting Marines that try to attack him, simply pushing the stubborn and foolhardy enemies behind him to be dealt with by Taro, "You have awakened his hunger and kindled his wrath!"

Doctor Bonnet shreds another marine into a bloody pulp and shower of blood, "Run and hide so that your lives may be spared! RUN! RUN OR DIE!"
Cable Whitewall
Inventor Gunner, 10 posts
Fri 21 Aug 2020
at 13:07
  • msg #156

Chapter 1: North Blue

Wildcard roll was a critical success, used Inventor!

"Well... I suppose I ought to help out a bit more..." Cable said after hearing the marching and stomping of the incoming marines feet accompanied by the yells of them. He reached both hands into the pockets of his jacket, his fingers wrapping around little metal bearings. He flung his hands out throwing the 20 metal balls on the ground.

The vibration from the thud on the ground made the shiny spheres blink, four legs on each bearing shot out of the sides and lifted the balls up; each bearing resembling a spider, no bigger than a black widow. "Alright, find enemies and eliminate them. Do not go for friendlies. Go for the head, and make it nasty. Little one on the right, find me booze. SHINY DEATH ROLLOUT! " He said to the spiders, the metal drones then skittering away.

He followed the Captain, staying behind the doctor in his less than handsome form, carrying the same gun that he had taken from the unconscious soldier. His finger on the trigger and facing the opposite direction of the two, he kept an eye on their "six". A smile stretched across his face as he listened to what the doctor was doing... And then a second scream, and a sort of drilling noise could be heard.

Looking to the left, Cable watched as the spider drone crawled up on top of a marines head, dug its eight feet into his skull and lower its body. A drilling noise was heard, similar to a dentists drill as a drill-bit dropped from a little compartment underneath the spider. The loud screams then sounded off as the bit was forced into the victims head, through the skull, and into the brain; the screaming stopped after that as the spider ripped the drill out and hopped off to look for its next prey.

This gore continued as he followed the two out of the facility, the spiders following along, a few dying off from either getting hit by a soldier or something else. The soldiers who survived the spiders of terror were quickly taken out by a head shot.

 Cable was happy with his creation, almost to the point of making him tear up, especially since it was happening to the people who literally tore him from his family.
Will of D.
GM, 83 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 22 Aug 2020
at 03:36
  • msg #157

Chapter 1: North Blue

The doctor lead the charge down the hall, enveloped in his obscuring mist and leaving a blanket of blood in his wake. Cable and Nezha followed shortly behind, Cable leaving most of the remaining forces decimated by his secret invention  of tiny spiders. The rest fled in absolute terror, either from seeing the monstrous vampire slaughter so many, the prospect of tiny spiders drilling into their skulls, or the gravity of Nezha’s words and piercing gaze as he stalked confidently through the secret Navy base.

They met Seban halfway, the doctor nearly mistaking him for a marine before he recognized the man’s face. They sprinted the rest of the way to the front entrance, no one even trying to stop them.

The Dragonslayers reached the beach and got to the ship just in time to see what looked to be a handful of Navy ships heading straight toward them.

BOOM! a cannonball splashed a hundred yards from their ship just as they made in onboard.

You can escape, but only if you work together! I need the following rolls (if you forget, Seamanship is included under Pirate!):

Nezha I need Leadership to call orders, delegate, and encourage, and Seamanship to help out.

Seban give me Weather Sense to find good current/winds, Navigation to figure the best way to escape, and Shiphandling to actually drive the boat.

Taro just Seamanship to help on deck.

Cable roll Inventor! to jury rig the ship for optimal performance, and Seamanship to help on deck.

Also describe the details of what you’re doing. The more fun your description, the cooler your exit scene will be. ^_~

Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 38 posts
Sat 22 Aug 2020
at 19:56
  • msg #158

Chapter 1: North Blue

Weather Sense Roll Successful, 9
Navigation Roll Successful, 10
Ship-Handling Roll Successful, 9


Seban, still somewhat shaken by the dread visage of the Good Doctor Taro, nonetheless was able to fall back on his navigation skills as the crew hustled onboard the vessel. He ordered Raised Sails, checked for wind direction, drawing of anchor, and other miscellaneous Commands mentally ticked off as months of seaman training flooded back to him.

"Geppou!"

Success, 9

Seban took to the air, looking to get a better feel for how far the enemy was, and where the best escape route would be found. A blockade was beginning to form at their 7 ( left-rear) so the obvious recourse would be to hug the shore for a span and then cut out into open water at their 11.

“I don’t suppose any of you can deflect cannon fire!” He called below.

Hearty laughter could be heard wafting up, answering his quip, but it had dawned on Seban a good while back just how easily  things could turn sour if one of the blasted things hit them. With three devil fruit users on board already, the non-user being a gunner with no ship artillery, Seban felt more than a little nervous being at sea in their current vessel. “We need SIZE and GUNS in a hurry,” He thought...

“PULL’R OUT OF HERE!! SMARTLY, NOW!” is what he cried aloud.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:57, Sat 22 Aug 2020.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 45 posts
Sat 22 Aug 2020
at 20:59
  • msg #159

Chapter 1: North Blue

The Dragonslayers all jump aboard the ship that currently serves as their vessel. It is tiny, smaller than the average fisherman's, barely large enough to be an ocean worthy craft. It is also their only option.

"Alright men! I know this is bad. We're outclasses, outnumbered, and outgunned. Lesser men would say this is impossible." Nezha begins, "We are not lesser men. Already, we have each of us stood up and decided to be free. Free from law! Free from oppression! Free from fear!"

"Seban will guide us out!" Nezha orders, while taking a position at the bow of the ship, "I will absorb their cannon fire!"

TEN-HUT! (Leadership) success by 5!
Pirate! (Seamanship) fail, spend 1 WCP for success.

This message was last edited by the player at 12:50, Wed 26 Aug 2020.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 27 posts
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 12:40
  • msg #160

Chapter 1: North Blue

The transformed Taro hops aboard the vessel and gives ear to the cunning Seban. “Guhnnzzz?!, said Taro in disgust. “I havv ahl the guhnnnz u need!” After saying this the good Doctor struck a pose and flexed with a troubling grin on his face, as his body remained still, he made his pectoral muscles bounce between the left and the right.

“Ahlrite, enuff fuhn n gaymez...and drinkeng mahrinee blud. I wihl graab the aynkor!” Dr. Bonnet uses all his might to draw the anchor!

Pirate! (Seamanship) Success, 10
Cable Whitewall
Inventor Gunner, 11 posts
Wed 26 Aug 2020
at 12:30
  • msg #161

Chapter 1: North Blue

Inventor! success, rolled 9.
Roll for Pirate! was 15, Spent a WP to buy success

Immediately after hearing the splash, Cable started looking around the boat, both inspecting and analyzing what he could do. Realizing they has no weapons to fire back, the only thing he could do is make the boat faster. He started to grab some materials to work with which consisted of rope, four pieces of decently sized sail patches, and four planks.

He sprinted towards the mast while simultaneously slinging the rope around his body and tying it. Sliding the planks through it created a sling so he could easily carry the wood. He climbed up the mast, once on top he shimmied his way out to the end of a wooden post that held the sails on. He took two planks, placed them on the two parts of wood and tied them tightly, hopefully the rope being able to hold them in place. He tied a patch to the top and bottom planks; he did this to the other side as well, essentially making the sail wider and able to catch more wind.

Cable made his way back to the middle of the mast and stood. Keeping his balance, he threaded some rope through the riveted corners of the last two sail patches he had. He tied one side of the kite he made to the middle of the left sail post and the other to the right post. After climbing back to the main mast, he stood and held the top half of the kite up; letting go as soon as the kite had caught the wind and bloomed open.

He made his way back down, picking up what Taro had said about guns. "Careful, Doc. Guns may save your life one day... Especially ones like mine." he said walking past the doctor on his way to step back and see if his work paid off.
This message was last edited by the player at 12:46, Wed 26 Aug 2020.
Will of D.
GM, 85 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 27 Aug 2020
at 00:10
  • msg #162

Chapter 1: North Blue

The Navy had set them up, an attempt to lure Revolutionary Army out of hiding and root out disloyalty at the same time. The meager force left at the compound was a distraction at best. This fleet would be the deciding factor.

Unfortunately for the Navy, there was a small hole in their plan: The current which brought them quickly enough to avoid notice would also take the Dragonslayers in the opposite direction!

Seban realized this almost immediately, calling for the crew to prepare taking the winds to flee. Their small boat would never fair against the fully rigged Navy vessels. But Cable saw a solution. Taking some unnecessary parts, he threw together a makeshift extension for the mast and sails, making the boat look more like a massive piece of driftwood with a a kite that dwarfed it. The ship nearly leapt with the wind.

The captain encouraged the crew, bolstering their spirits and cheering them on to victory. Nezha took a lookout position as they gained a lead on the marines. Peering back through the smoke of cannon fire, he could distinctly see the surprised yet determined face of his brother, captain Irezumi D. Jinzha barking orders at the marines on board the lead ship.

The fleet swarmed over the tiny island base, and Jinzha called off the pursuit, seeing that it was a waste of time to chase what they could not catch up to, save the meager chance that the winds changed in their favor. He might catch flack for the decision, but he was not a man to waste valuable Navy resources on a lost cause. He had counseled his father that this mission would not end well they way it was planned, but he was also not a man to defy orders, especially from an admiral.

You can heal up and such, but keep track of resources that don’t replenish automatically. ^_^



After putting a day’s worth of sea between them and the Navy, the makeshift modifications finally gave out. Still limping along, they would soon need a new ship, a proper one at that. Nezha already had in mind exactly where to get a ship, but they would need some help.

The next island gave them some respite, and a fellow pirate crew gave them the opportunity they needed to find a ship. They boasted how they had obtained a Mink for their crew—oddly not a member of the crew—which they also praised as the best thief in the whole of North Blue.

A chance for exposition here: Decide how much of the plan to steal a ship from Celestial Dragons you want to share, and see what you can do to convince them to lend you their thief.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 46 posts
Sat 29 Aug 2020
at 09:46
  • msg #163

Chapter 1: North Blue

"A fine job gentlemen! Welcome to the Dragonslayers Mr. Whitehall!" Nezha says coming down from his lookout perch, "Though Doctor, I'm going to have to ask that you restrain yourself from such murderous rampages going forward. We will doubtless be villainized by the World Government just for being Pirates, but I don't want such a bloodthirsty reputation that our foes will fear to surrender to us. Thank you."

"We won't have to worry about pursuit, that was my brother Jinzha leading that fleet. Now if it had been my other brother Muzha? He would follow us into a hurricane without hesitation..."



They limp their small ship into the next port and by chance meet up with another former Navy, turned Pirate and smuggler Gutch. Gutch had served under Nezha and had been a terrible Navy man, when he'd left and turned to piracy it surprised no one as he'd been constantly in trouble for stealing and dealing in contraband when he'd been a Navy quartermaster. Nezha disliked the man but he'd always tried to help him reform rather than ruin him so they should be on good terms.

"Gutch! You've gotten fat! Piracy must really suit you!" Nezha exclaims as he sees the big man. They chat politely and though he is concerned by the way Gutch talked about the Mink he lets it pass for now, "Look Gutch, I have a plan to steal a ship for my crew and I think destiny has brought us here at the same for a reason!"

"Ha! You know I don't believe in that rubbish Captain! Only money!" the big man says using Nezha's old rank with more than a hint of sarcasm, "What's in it for me?"

Nezha sighs, "I'm going to steal a World Noble's pleasure yacht and I want to hire your thief. Naturally I'll be paying you, quite richly, out of the opulent stores that we know the vessel will be full of. What do you say?"
Will of D.
GM, 87 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 29 Aug 2020
at 15:52
  • msg #164

Chapter 1: North Blue

Gutch narrowed his eyes, stroking his chin as he considered. "You just might be crazy enough to pull it off if you have a good enough thief," he said. "And my thief is the best! I expect to be paid very handsomely. You can keep the ship, but I get to keep all the loot onboard, any goods, treasures, etc. We pick the thing clean after. What do you say? Do we have a deal?"
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 47 posts
Wed 2 Sep 2020
at 02:18
  • msg #165

Chapter 1: North Blue

"I only want enough share to refit the ship for my purposes, not to exceed twenty percent." Nezha says, "You arrange that to be done properly and I'm sure you can keep my share quite low. A ship I can't use isn't worth stealing, so this will be the deal."
Will of D.
GM, 89 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Wed 2 Sep 2020
at 02:52
  • msg #166

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Not to exceed 10%," said Gutch, furrowed eyebrows hardening like stone setting on his forehead. "And you better be targeting a well suited ship to start with. I’ll keep whatever is leftover regardless." The man raised an eyebrow, looking more curious.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 28 posts
Wed 2 Sep 2020
at 03:23
  • msg #167

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro clutches his chest with his monstrous claws, inhales deeply, and begins to revert back to his natural form as he releases a loud sigh. Dr. Bonnet starts to massage his head with his hands, appearing to be in pain. Looking at Nezha, Taro begins: “Ah, Captain. My most sincere apologies. It has been ages since I released that monster inside of me. Please know I am here for the cause of our comrades - destroying the corrupted World Government. My hands are for healing, not for hurting. I will restore life to anyone you order me to and I will defend our regime if need be. However, if our circumstances are dire, you may express your desire for me to let loose the devil within and I will obey our leader.”
Cable Whitewall
Inventor Gunner, 12 posts
Fri 4 Sep 2020
at 00:23
  • msg #168

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Thanks for the welcome party, Cap'" Cable said with a light chuckle at the end, thinking it was funny himself. He took a seat and took his tool bag out.

Inventor! roll was success: 9

He started laying out all of the tools he needed to refill at least one of his caster shells. Wanting to keep them even, he decided to replace one of the Concussion shells. He then laid all of the materials he brought from the bunker the crew found him in. He started to take stuff apart, salvaging what he could, knowing what was needed for the shell.

He reached into his pocket and pulled out a spent shell casing. He used this to put all of the materials that would create the knockback and concussion effect. After packing the shell, he screwed some metal to close the whole. With a bunch of clanking around and sounds of tool smacking against eachother, a concussion shell was born.

While he did all of this, he made sure to keep an ear and an eye on the captain, making sure there was protection, even though the captain could protect himself. He also did this to hear what sort of deal was being worked out.
Will of D.
GM, 91 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Mon 7 Sep 2020
at 18:36
  • msg #169

Chapter 1: North Blue

Having agreed upon a price, the pirates parted ways, and the Dragonslayers set sail for the shipyard where a particular Celestial Dragon had commissioned the construction of a luxury cruise liner with which he planned to travel the world for “fun,” likely leaving thousands of lives destroyed in his wake.

This particular Celestial Dragon made use of many, many slaves, the more exotic and interesting the better. According to sources, dozens of slaves were set to work aiding in the construction of the ship so that they would know the ins and outs to better serve their god. They were worked as near to death as possible to make the construction go faster, and once it was compete they were tasked with stocking up for all their gods needs and desires for the long journey.

The plan was to have Seban, pretending to be CP9, escort the allegedly captured Kaminari to see the Celestial Dragon. The story was that Kaminari had been prepared to spread rumors that would cause conflicts with the other Celestial Dragons, tarnishing his reputation among his peers. Since a Mink would mask a fine slave, the “agent” brought him to the god instead of just executing him on sight. Seban would demonstrate Kaminari’s subservience and desire to become a slave to save his life, giving him the chance to let the rest of the crew on board, stuffed into crates of “supplies” while he and the other slaves continued stocking the vessel. From there, they could make the ship read to set sail for their rendezvous point with Gutch.

Feel free to make introductions with Kaminari on the way there, and then we can move on to executing the plan, starting with Seban approaching the Celestial Dragon at the docks with Kaminari as his captive.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 39 posts
Thu 10 Sep 2020
at 00:18
  • msg #170

Chapter 1: North Blue

Seban drew himself up as they neared the Royal Guard outpost, sober and adroit, as would be necessary in this next leg of the Crew’s Escapade. At his side, a smallish, rabbit-humanoid (also known as a Mink) stood, bowed over in shackles. His head lolling to one side or the other as if recently struck.

He played the prisoner well, Seban thought cooly. Obviously the little guy had experience being held underfoot in the past.

When the Dragonslayers first met Gutch and the remainder of his crew, it seemed to Seban that Kaminari stood out among them, as if he had a hidden power or certain set of skills that could be a true boon to the group.

Seban checked the manacles to make sure they were snug but not tight, as that would make their switcheroo possibly more difficult down the line.

“Things have been moving along a bit quickly, yeah?”

The mink didn’t respond.

“I’ll try to get you below deck on the starboard side. It should be the least watched, if this vessel is like any other I’ve encountered and kept count for... Sure you’re up for this?”
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 1 post
Mon 14 Sep 2020
at 23:10
  • msg #171

Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari lips turned down in deep thought, his white fur covering his bushy eyebrows furrowed as his eyes bounced off of Seban's answered the question by lifting his foot, the force of his leg caused the dust around his foot to rise in a swirl as he took a step forward toward the steps leading to the brig.


As a young mink, he desired to fly on the open seas and be free, but the sight of all the gold-adorned handrails and rich, wooden masts gave him a desire to wretch and his desire to take this ship captive was renewed. He preferred the dark handrails to gold. The difference to him was as stark as a strong, loving mother who worked hard for her children instead of a flashy one who looked good on the outside and got along with others at all costs, but inside was hollow and ultimately worthless. The first thing he wanted to do was tear up the plush carpet and sell it for cheap, setting some aside for a mink he knew with pads worn from old age. Everything here was the best or at least the most expensive, but only fit for slavers because no one else could "afford" a crew big enough to accommodate the needs of a ship like this. The luxury of the Celestial Dragons was borne on the backs of slaves and his salivary glands swelled with the prospective memory of slaying one of them. The lighting below deck was filled with small beads of lights (think LEDs) adorning the borders of the walls everywhere he went. He liked this and decided to keep it, but he hoped the brig would be dark. He needed to think some more.
Will of D.
GM, 104 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Tue 15 Sep 2020
at 12:31
  • msg #172

Chapter 1: North Blue

Seban found the Celestial Dragon checking over things with the head shipwright, the man sweating profusely as he did the walkthrough, gulping and stammering as he spoke, hoping to have pleased the man well enough to avoid punishment.

As he dragged Kaminari along, Seban caught the eye of the Celestial Dragon only briefly. The man was short and stout, his hair long and put up in some ridiculously looking design reminiscent of nothing anyone else would wear. He wore a full suit of white that protected him head to toe from actually touching anything of the mortal world, the oversized, spherical glass helmet protecting his face while not obscuring his glorious features.

"Cypher Pol, you’ve brought me another runaway?" said the Noble, cutting off the shipwright mid-sentence. The shipwright paled and looked as if he was about to be plunged into the pit of hell. "No. This one is new. A Mink! Ooooooh, how fascinating. Well, he seems subservient enough for now. Set him to work on the ship immediately. I’ve heard that Minks do not like the heat. I’d like to see if that includes the heat of heavy labor for 20 hours a day."

He turned to Kaminari and looked at him like a new puppy.

"You’ll receive nutrition once a day at dawn. If you’re not awake for it, you miss out. Water breaks twice a day, at noon and midnight. If I hear a whisper of a complaint, you get none of either for a week. If you work to my satisfaction, you will not be strapped to the furnace for your sleeping hours. I am not easy to satisfy, so hop to it. Your slave brand will be administered on the morrow, but you’ll get to work now."

He allowed a moment for his orders to set in before snapping. "That little delay will cost you rations and water for the day. I expect results. Go."

He was completely calm as he spoke, but his gaze bored into Kaminari like he would strangle him on the spot if he didn’t move.

No one has offered to remove the shackles, or to show you where to get started working. You can decide how to go about things, but the crates full of your crew are already on the dock, awaiting you to move them to storage below deck.

Whenever you would like to remove the cuffs, it’s an Escape roll at -5. This takes 1 minute. For you, that’s a DX-based Thief! roll at no penalty since you have Double Jointed to offset that -5 completely.

Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 2 posts
Thu 17 Sep 2020
at 00:39
  • msg #173

Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari heard the plan and realized he wouldn't have a better opportunity than now (especially if his energy was drained after little sustenance, sleep, and getting branded). He rushed the Celestial Dragon.

(Brawling skill 15 = 17; Critical Fail)

Kaminari planned to bring his cuffs up to the Celestial Dragon's neck before flipping over his fat body, then pulling the cuffs hard against the man's neck and he was distracted by the fantastic sight of the chains lost in the folds of his neck when he instead crashed to the floor with his cuffs in front of him.
This message was last edited by the player at 02:13, Thu 17 Sept 2020.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 40 posts
Fri 18 Sep 2020
at 17:53
  • msg #174

Chapter 1: North Blue

"BLASTED RUNT!" Seban kicks the mink hard enough to make the impact believable, but is careful to pull back.

Kick lands an 8 damage

"Don't you know who you're messing with?"

Seban stops short, and looking up, gestures, pleadingly to the Dragon.

"A thousand apologies,sire. With your leave, I'll speak with the ship's warden- see to it that this-- 'beast' gets the lowest level of work possible!"
Will of D.
GM, 108 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Fri 18 Sep 2020
at 21:47
  • msg #175

Chapter 1: North Blue

The Celestial Dragon narrowed his eyes at the Mink, then glared at the CP agent.

"It seems it’s not as well behaved as I thought," he said. "Chained to the furnace for sleeping hours it is, then."

The “god” walked away, continuing the inspection with the shipwright.

He won’t be here for much longer, which is good since there will be much fewer guards and soldiers to deal with. ^_^

We can fast forward a bit to the part where the whole crew meets up in the underbelly of the ship in some dark storage closet. Or something.

Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 3 posts
Tue 22 Sep 2020
at 03:24
  • msg #176

Chapter 1: North Blue

The Celestial Dragon left with Kaminari on the floor and defeated. When he was gone, Kaminari spat where the slaver was standing and picked himself up.

Once he and Seban reached the storage closet to meet with everyone else, he exclaimed, "Let me at 'em!"...

Kaminari slips his cuffs off with ease and sets to work to help the rest of his newfound crew out of their crates

THIEF! = 5 (CRITICAL SUCCESS)
This message was last edited by the player at 02:01, Wed 23 Sept 2020.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 29 posts
Tue 22 Sep 2020
at 04:06
  • msg #177

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Bonnet remained quiet within his crate, content with the current circumstances. As he was waiting patiently, an old friend surprised him with a visit. Dr. Taro, within the dark, dank crate, shifted his head down quickly and noticed his dear friend, Sir Scalander Pellywax. Dr. Taro almost burst out loud with excitement, but he had to steady himself due to a mission or something of the sort. “Sir Scalander! By the devils, what brings you around these Crate parts? It seems as it has been years since we last enjoyed each other's company.” “Oh, Taro, you drunkard! We had an engagement just last month. Are you telling me you already forgot our blood bath with our last patient?”, laughed Sir Scalander Pellywax. Dr. Taro paused for a second with an inquisitive look on his face, but his memory quickly returned. “Ah, yes!” exclaimed. Dr. Taro. “She was a squirter!” They both continued to chuckle and share fond memories of days past, yet all the while Dr. Taro was speaking with his inanimate scalpel.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 41 posts
Wed 23 Sep 2020
at 01:56
  • msg #178

Chapter 1: North Blue

Seban escorted the mink, roughly below deck.
“Bold as knives to lash out a dragon like that” He thought. “He was really trying to kill the guy.”

Seban was about to chain the mink to the boiler, as dictated by the dragon when he noticed that Kaminari had already freed himself.

“Lemme’ at em!!” He growled through an oversized set of incisors.

“No blood on the ship, partner. It’s a bear to clean off, believe me.”

Seban rubbed his temple. “Ah, I guess there’s no use playing this up further. Let’s get those barrels on board and bust out of here.”

Outside of the loading hatch, the sun was just beginning to set over the horizon. Seban thought again of his daughter, Mitsuki- and how, before her schooling, she would find the darndest things to busy herself with throughout the day, coming over the hill just as the last of the light faded.

“Papa, I found these bugs and turned them into a circus.”
or-
“Papa, I have powers like yours. The birds came to me today (though she didn’t have any powers).”
or-
“Papa, mama talked to me today, she sounds happy up there.”

At this, Seban grew despondent (and not for the last time, one would wager), even as the chilling voice of the Good Doctor Taro sounded against the barrel he was clutching. He too seemed to be lost in nostalgia.
This message was last edited by the player at 23:39, Sat 26 Sept 2020.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 42 posts
Sat 26 Sep 2020
at 23:40
  • msg #179

Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari and Seban completed their labors and cracked open the barrels at long last.

FREEDOM!!
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 48 posts
Sun 27 Sep 2020
at 00:59
  • msg #180

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha stands rapidly with his arms up in a defensive guard, quickly lowered on the sight of his comrades, "Alright then we've got a ship to capture!"

"Cable let's set off that smoke bomb, then Juan you go report the fire and get the slaves separated to come down here and 'fight it.' We will ambush any overzealous crew that come down to investigate. Cable and Dr. Bonnet sweep the lower decks for other crew quickly then join us up top. Juan, Kaminari, and I will storm out and take out the crew." Nezha summarizes the plan once more for his crew, "Any questions?"
This message was last edited by the player at 01:25, Sun 27 Sept 2020.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 43 posts
Sun 27 Sep 2020
at 01:18
  • msg #181

Chapter 1: North Blue

"None here, Cap'n"
“Ah, I love starting rumors of false conflagrations in the evening,” Seban breathed in deeply, falling into a series of squats and leg stretches on the deck.

“Just give me the green-light and I’m all in.”
This message was last edited by the player at 01:21, Sun 27 Sept 2020.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 30 posts
Fri 2 Oct 2020
at 01:42
  • msg #182

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro was discussing the finer things of life such as performing throat surgery to change a human's accent, but his meeting with Scally was rudely interrupted, as his barrel burst open. "My most sincere apologies, Scally. We must reconvene our tales of nostalgia some other time." Dr. Taro reluctantly returned his scalpel to his pocket and emerged from the enjoyment of solitude in the dark and dank, but lovely, container. "Captain Nezha, how might the wonderful Cable and I proceed about sweeping down below? I'll have you know, Captain, that my sense of direction is the greatest you will ever encounter.", said Dr. Taro, with a gaped mouth and an exagerrated wink.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 49 posts
Fri 2 Oct 2020
at 02:01
  • msg #183

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Proceed stealthily at best speed. Neutralize any crew, once things kick off abandon stealth and finish the crew off as fast as you can." Nezha says, "I'm sure you can take the lead if that's what you're asking Dr. Bonnet."
This message was last edited by the player at 02:01, Fri 02 Oct 2020.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 31 posts
Fri 2 Oct 2020
at 02:56
  • msg #184

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro grins from ear to ear when he hears Nezha's approval. "Ah, Captain. You are too kind," said Dr. Taro, bowing to the merciful Captain in gratefulness. Dr. Bonnet raises his finger to his lips and widens his eyes, as a sharp flicker of red emits from them then immediately disappears, and he descends ever so silently below deck. The good doctor is as quiet as a mouse, but he has absolutely no idea where he is going.

Stealth! Success by 3
Absolutely No Direction
This message was last edited by the player at 03:06, Fri 02 Oct 2020.
Cable Whitewall
Inventor Gunner, 13 posts
Fri 2 Oct 2020
at 11:30
  • msg #185

Chapter 1: North Blue

Cable nodded and quickly squatted down. Both hands reach into his jacket and fiddle round, his fingers trying to find materials for a make-shift smoke bomb. He pulled out a couple caster round shells and went to work.

With his quick wit and fast hands, he was easily able to build one; already knowing what he needed. He placed two halves of a sphere on the ground and filled them with certain ingredients, and placed a flint in the middle.

"Well, alright cap'n. This oughta go off pretty decently." Cable said with a huge grin, prideful in his work. He closed the sphere and stood, then he tossed it in the corner. When the sphere hit the floor, the metal hit the flint and ignited the ingredients inside the ball, the smoke pouring out of the cracks. He the looks at the crew. "Isn't that a daisy?"
Will of D.
GM, 114 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Fri 2 Oct 2020
at 15:16
  • msg #186

Chapter 1: North Blue

Smoke bellowing from the bomb, nearby slaves saw and began to panic. Surely they would be blamed, the looks on their faces said. The slaves frozen in uncertainty, a nearby guard kicked one back into motion.

"What are you waiting for!" his gaze shifted toward the smoke, and he gasped, face going pale. Perhaps he thought he would be blamed, too.

"Smother the flames! Get water! Move move move!"

He charged with two fists full of cloth, perhaps curtains or bed linens, ready to smother the fire himself if need be.

The cry of alarm has been raised, but anyone beyond these corridors may not have heard the details.



Cable and the doctor made their way through the corridors of the lower deck. Every other turn, the doctor found himself in a closet, sometimes the same closet he had passed moments before. Cable was beginning to think the doctor more unhinged than he had let on. They were going in circles.

Suddenly a guard popped out from down the hall.

"What are you doing? Shouldn’t you be working?" he looked confused at two slaves with hands not full of supplies to stow on board, but surprisingly not with suspicion or hostility, just confusion.

A handful of slaves passed behind him carrying boxes and barrels of foodstuffs into the hull. They were laden so heavily with supplies that each looked like he was about to break his back from the strain, but adrenaline and survival instinct kept them going.

Apparently none down here have heard anything of the smoke yet.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 32 posts
Fri 2 Oct 2020
at 18:37
  • msg #187

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro spots the guard and responds in frustration as he approaches him. "Sir! Have you seen how I have been treated?! Look at what they have done to my wrists!" Dr. Taro approaches the guard with his palms upward, but as soon as he gets close he lunges at the guard and attempts to administer a sleep-aid, namely Dr. Taro's hands around the guard's neck.

Grapple! Success by 4
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 44 posts
Sat 3 Oct 2020
at 19:46
  • msg #188

Chapter 1: North Blue

Seban ran off at a sprint for the upper decks. As he rounded the corner to gain access to one of the stairwells, he saw a higher-level guard on patrol and called to him. “Soldier!” The soldier snapped to attention. “There’s a fire starting downstairs! Smoke in the Loading Port. Round up your slaves and get down there to fight it! I’ll inform your lead! MOVE!!”

Roll for Geppou, 13. Success.

Seban executed Geppou to bound the stairs 6 at a time, also demonstrating to the grunt, in passing that this was urgent business. At the top of the landing, he spotted the emergency siren hand-crank and began to sign the alarm.

“ALL UNITS! A fire has been reported in Rear Starboard Loading Dock! Assemble all slaves to the source and extinguish the flames! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!”

This message was last edited by the player at 19:48, Sat 03 Oct 2020.
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 4 posts
Thu 8 Oct 2020
at 05:04
  • msg #189

Chapter 1: North Blue

As Dr. Taro & Seban left to cause chaos, Kaminari grew hungry. He couldn't decide whether for gold or food, but he set off in the opposite direction of the other two to find a galley or maybe a giant vault full of treasure and he licked his lips in anticipation. With his right hand and facing away from his crew, he waved "Alright! I'm off! I'll bring something delicious when I return" as his left hand hefted his Bladestaff to lean on his shoulder and he exited the room for the brightly lit bulkheads in the passageways beyond...
Cable Whitewall
Inventor Gunner, 14 posts
Tue 13 Oct 2020
at 12:29
  • msg #190

Chapter 1: North Blue

Cable left with Taro, not knowing exactly where to go, since it was brand new to him. His eyes darted back and forth as he started to memorize the new environment; leaving little imaginary crumbs of bread to mark his way. This kept him a bit behind the doctor, but still within a stride.

Cables eyebrows perked up as he seen the guard they were both walking up to, and was surprised by the doctors acting. Though, he quickly took a more serious look as he watched the hands that were once held out being now latched around the guards neck.

Taking full advantage of the situation, the gunner walked up to the guard and swiftly placed a hand upon the butt and barrel of the gun that was slung around the guards shoulder. With a tightened grip, Cable started to pull the gun off of the guards shoulder.

Grabbing the guards gun was successful DX-based Gun! roll: 13.
Will of D.
GM, 116 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Tue 20 Oct 2020
at 12:23
  • msg #191

Chapter 1: North Blue

The doctor latched onto the guard’s neck, the man’s eyes widening in fear. He clutched at his throat, fighting uselessly to free himself.

Cable grabbed his rifle casually as the man struggled, unable to focus on both freeing himself and keeping hold on the gun.

The slaves were so startled by the show of violence that half of them literally dropped what they were doing, the others stopped, staring in just as much fear as the guard’s.

Another pair of guards rounded the corner to see what had caused them to stop working.

"Kuso!" said one, shouldering his rifle. The other joined him, both training guns on the invaders.

They don’t seem hesitant despite you both being right next to their buddy.



Seban made his way up, everyone giving him a wide berth as he charged to the upper deck. Soldier’s snapped to attention at his command.

"YES, SIR!" they barked in unison, turning to shout commands at the nearby slaves to stop what they were doing and get downstairs to stop the fire. Some moved as if you go get water, but they were stopped by hasty marines, pushing and shoving them toward the stairs. "No time! Get down there now!"



Kaminari was stopped in his tracks by a door swinging open. Five marines came out, looking to mean business.

"You!" one barked at the Mink. "Aren’t you supposed to be fighting the fire down here? What are you doing?"

The others glanced over Kaminari’s shoulder at Irezumi puzzled. Then one of the swore.

"That’s Irezumi D. Nezha!"

The lot of them seemed to stare through Kaminari while drawing swords.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 33 posts
Wed 21 Oct 2020
at 03:35
  • msg #192

Chapter 1: North Blue

As Dr. Taro was choking a marine, he noticed another pair of guards turn the corner. Dr. Taro, in a loud and obnoxious voice, began, “See?! Marine life is stressful. I can tell based on the amount of stress built-up in your neck. Let me continue to relieve your stress, Mr. Random Marine.” Dr. Taro gave a big wink to Cable, and suddenly the good Doctor eased his grip from the marine’s frail neck and quickly crouched to grab the marine’s ankles. In one not-so-smooth motion, Dr. Bonnet used his weight to knock the guard off balance and started to spin the marine in circles. Dr. Taro started to spin, swinging the marine in a vicious whirlwind. It started slow and the doctor continued to check on his patient. “Are you feeling relieved now? How are your stress levels? On a scale of 1-10, how is your pain?” The good doctor continued to ask irrelevant questions but increased his spinning velocity. “Have you been taking your medication? What is your sick-leave policy?” The more ridiculous the question, the faster the Taro spun, raising his voice because he wanted to make sure his victim patient could communicate with him properly. *Camera zooms in on Taro’s face - wide-eyed and mouth gaped as he’s spouting complete nonsense* “IF ONE DUCK FLEW INTO YOUR NOSTRIL, HOW MANY BEANS COULD SPROUT?!” The good doctor was spinning at a dangerous speed, until he shouted, “Cable, fire!” as he released his grip on the marine’s ankles, hurling him into the guards that recently arrived.

Rolled a 15 for Fist!
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 50 posts
Fri 23 Oct 2020
at 14:33
  • msg #193

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Well!? Do your duty Marines! Apprehend me if your can!" Nezha shouts, then his arms ripple with expanding muscle as a monstrous gorilla screams a silent battle cry in the tattoos on his chest, "TATTOO UNLOCK: GORILLA FIST!"

Activate Striking ST ability.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 45 posts
Fri 23 Oct 2020
at 21:25
  • msg #194

Chapter 1: North Blue

The Yacht was finally on high alert. Seban wiped his brow, as if he had carried an adult seal up to the top deck. 'Why am I nervous?' He wondered quietly.

"I've been in command for over a year. What makes this score any different?"

He watched as the last of the Marine dregs issued from the deck, then turned to the Celestial Dragon, obviously a bit shaken up by goings on.

"Do not be troubled, Great Sire! The fire is a small one. The men will get to the bottom of this in no time! Please remain here on deck where it's safe!"
This message was last edited by the player at 21:26, Fri 23 Oct 2020.
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 5 posts
Sat 31 Oct 2020
at 04:19
  • msg #195

Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari saw his opportunity and took a second to Power Blow with his Electro Bladestaff!

Kaminari deceived two of the Marines by tucking his ears and tail back before commencing with his attack

To the first Marine, Kaminari would have missed, if not for something WILD happening and he sliced through half of the 1st Marine's chest axially. A 2nd Marine was a step ahead of the 1st and felt a greater force than the 1st and was sliced all the way through, leaving nothing of the top of his body connected to the lower, each of their hearts in two.

Power Blow = 5 (SUCCESS)
Wildcard Point used = -1 (SUCCESS purchased)
Power Blow Damage to 1st Marine = 30 (SUCCESS)
Power Blow Damage to 2nd Marine = 50 (SUCCESS)
This message was last edited by the player at 03:12, Sun 01 Nov 2020.
Cable Whitewall
Inventor Gunner, 15 posts
Sat 31 Oct 2020
at 15:46
  • msg #196

Chapter 1: North Blue

As the doctor was talking to the marine, Cable decided to look the gun over quickly, making sure it was in order. This was almost interrupted as he felt a small gust of wind fly by his face, due to a... Spinning guard? Yup.

After he was finished he watched the rest of the episode that was playing before him with a sort of smirk on his face. And once the doctor let go of the man and said "Fire." Cable drew the gun to his shoulder, took aim and fired at the guards that were in the same direction as the thrown body.

Success rolled: 7 Damage roll: 9
Will of D.
GM, 120 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Mon 2 Nov 2020
at 12:21
  • msg #197

Chapter 1: North Blue

The doctor flipped the marine over and hurled him across the room into his comrades! He knocked the one over, and Cable shot him with his own gun as the two went smashing into a wall.

As the still living marine struggled to push the unconscious soldier off of him, the yet standing one shot at Taro.

Taro must dodge or take 10 piercing damage.



Seban found the Celestial Dragon looking pale as smoke worked its way up to the deck. The suggestion that he stay clear of the ship changed his demeanor in a flash. His face went crimson and his eyes flared like hot irons.

"You dare to give me commands? You insolent insect, I will see you stripped of your rank and branded a slave!"

The other marines nearby froze, blood drained from their faces. They slowly averted their gaze away from Seban.

"Take him!" the Celestial Dragon barked, spittle splattering the interior of his helmet as he pointed at Seban with a sadistic glee in his eyes.

The dozen marines on the dock pulled guns and pointed them toward Seban!

You grossly underestimated his temper! No defense required yet, but soon you’ll have 12 rifles shooting at you!



Still looking past the Mink at Irezumi, the marines readied themselves as the man’s arms enlarged. They didn’t even see the blur of Kaminari’s bladestaff as it tore two of them to shreds.

Their fellow marines laying in bloody heaps on the floor, the other three finally looked at Kaminari, stepped forward slashing at him!

Kaminari must defend against three attacks, or take 9, 3, and 7 cutting damage respectively.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 34 posts
Mon 2 Nov 2020
at 15:21
  • msg #198

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro’s heart warmed as he witnessed Cable play, “pin-the-bullet-on-the-marine.” “Cable, what a fine shot!”, said the Doctor with a mischievous grin from ear to ear. As Dr. Taro glanced towards the other marine, he noticed a rifle trained at him. *Camera zooms in on Taro’s eyes as they fade to a haunting umbra.* As the bullets charge towards Bonnet, his body slips into the shadows and reappears. The first bullet flies past him and Dr. Taro reappears in a lounge chair, wearing only swim trunks, sipping a Mojito, caked from head to toe in sunscreen - his ultra pale skin providing a blinding source of light. When the next bullet flies past him in a split-second, Dr. Taro reappears in a Shakespearean outfit, holding a Marine’s skull in his right hand, lip-syncing poetry. As the third bullet treads towards Taro, he blinks again and reappears in a professorial garb, a chalkboard adjacent with a detailed procedure on murdering Marines, and a wooden pointer, as he continues his lecture.

Dodge!(Acrobatics) success by 2.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 51 posts
Fri 6 Nov 2020
at 03:11
  • msg #199

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha leaps in front of his new friend and takes two of the bullets to the chest. He and the marines look down at the bullet hole that rapidly closes leaving only two small dribbles of inky blood on his chest. Squaring off with the marines he smiles a predatory grin, "Big mistake."

"GORILLA FIST!" he shouts as he punches one of the marines with all his might.

2/3 Sacrificial Dodges Succeeed; two less for Kaminari.
Attack success; punching the marine that I didn't block.
27 crushing damage.

This message was last edited by the player at 03:20, Fri 06 Nov 2020.
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 6 posts
Wed 11 Nov 2020
at 05:01
  • msg #200

Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari raised his Electro Bladestaff! and parried the katana of the Marine, feigning clumsiness to deceive him while turned away and charging his weapon.

Kaminari's Electro Bladestaff! sliced through the air and, as it struck the ribs of the Marine, Kaminari's voice thundered:

"ELECTRIFIED BUTTER!"

as the room lit up as the negative of a photograph and the Marine's eyes went white after losing consciousness and his body sizzled and smoked. The only sound from the Marine was a small choking sound and the smell of his blackened burnt flesh rose to the nostrils of all around.

Kaminari Mazuma rolled 6 using 3d6 in defense "parry" against Marine
Kaminari Mazuma rolled 10 using 3d6. Bladestaff! skill check to attack against remaining Marine
Kaminari Mazuma rolled 26 using 3d6+11. Bladestaff! cutting damage to Marine
Kaminari Mazuma rolled 18 using 4d6 in additional Electro Bladestaff! damage against Marine
Cable Whitewall
Inventor Gunner, 16 posts
Thu 12 Nov 2020
at 12:39
  • msg #201

Chapter 1: North Blue

Cable brought the gun down as soon as he made his shot, overly confident of the shot as a cocky smirk. The smirk soon faded as he heard a gunshot that matched his come from the opposing side.

His left hand brought the stolen gun down to his side while his right hand simultaneously reached inside of his coat; the hand grasping around the hilt of his pistol. Ripping it out of its holster, the caster pistol being spun around by his index finger and the trigger guard."Guess you've been in there long enough, love." he said to the Caster Pistol as if it had a mind of ita own. The gun stopped abruptly, the barrel being pointed at the guard who had shot at Taro.

"Looks like two slaves for our new ride!!!" he yelled out, particularly at the doctor as the finger pulled the trigger, a shell rocketing out of the barrel. The shell moved quickly through the air, waiting just a few yards before opening its web at the target.

Web Shell roll: 17. Bought success.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 46 posts
Tue 17 Nov 2020
at 02:48
  • msg #202

Chapter 1: North Blue

“And here I thought I was being accommodating,” Seban thought quietly.
“Well, so long as my cover’s blown, might as well set the record straight.”


He lowered a withering gaze at the Celestial Dragon ignoring everyone else around him, his eyes seeming to gleam with a brilliant light, set over pools as black as pitch.

“You know what the problem is with you Tenryūbito? You’ve no sense for Honor, or respect for Kin. Not with men, and especially not with Those who formed your Pacts to begin with! Crawling around in your filthy Glass Bubbles. What a Joke! Ah, but you’ll learn. Mark my words! And My Captain‘ll be the one to teach yeh! Soon enough, you’ll bear the name of ‘SWINE’, not ‘DRAGON!!’ YOU’RE A MOCKERY OF THE REAL THING!!!”

Activates Stealth Walk

Seban breaks toward the same flight of stairs he came up from. And to the guards standing in his path-

“OUTTA MY WAY!! Seban roared, with a voice unlike his own.”

"RANKYAKU FIFTH FORM! SERPENT'S BIG BLIND!!"


Seban unleashed a fierce flash kick in the direction of the guards, which condensed what would usually be a scattershot of blades into a focused, conal blast.

Success Roll, 8
Rankyaku Damage Roll, 21

This message was last edited by the player at 02:51, Tue 17 Nov 2020.
Will of D.
GM, 122 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Tue 17 Nov 2020
at 14:56
  • msg #203

Chapter 1: North Blue

The doctor danced aside as the gun fired, the shot going wide. For an acrobatic dodge, roll Acrobatics first, and that gives you +2 to dodge.

Cable pulled out his caster pistol and slid a web shell into place. The webbing expanded as it shot toward the marine, enveloping him as by a giant spider’s web!

The marine struggled as if to try and remove the web, but he was more than firmly stuck, unable to raised his rifle to aim.

The two of them are basically helpless at this point. You can move on, or drag along some prisoners. If you’re leaving them behind for now, let me know whether you’re resuming the charade of being slaves or just attacking anything that crosses your path in marine garb.



Seban made for the door down into the ship, taking down a guard who stood in his way in a spray of blood.

Gunfire blossomed behind him, bullets thunked into the deck around the path down. Cries of orders and the footsteps following echoed behind him.

Don’t forget to track the 3 FP and roll 5d6 to see how long Stealth Walk will last! Similar question as above: Will you resume the charade of being a marine giving orders, or just start taking out guards as you descend?



Irezumi pummeled one marine so hard he slammed against the wall behind and collapsed.

Kaminari took down another in a blur, crackling electricity illuminating the corridor in a flash.

The last marine paled at the terrible display, dropped his sword, and fled for his life back the way he came. He nearly trampled a slave on his way back, but the noise brought attention. Another 10 soldiers appeared! They looked first at the fleeing man, then the downed marines before raising rifles.

10 marine guns trained in your direction. They’re 10 yards away, though you can duck around the corner for full cover if you like.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 52 posts
Wed 18 Nov 2020
at 04:51
  • msg #204

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Coward!" Nezha bellows after the one fleeing then his anger turns to his stern face from his days a Navy officer, "Stand your ground Marines! Fight with honor!"

Then the tattooed pirate captain charges the marines.
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 7 posts
Sat 21 Nov 2020
at 05:48
  • msg #205

Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari hears the call of his Captain and charges behind him as he seeks the eyeballs of his enemies to find the fear in their faces
This message was last edited by the player at 17:34, Sat 21 Nov 2020.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 35 posts
Mon 23 Nov 2020
at 15:06
  • msg #206

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro motioned to Cable. "Let us advance in the shadows, Cable. THEY WONT NOTICE US THE LOUDER WE ARE! AS LONG AS WE ARE SHOUTING, THE MARINES WILL HAVE NO IDEA WE ARE RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM! THE QUIETER YOU ARE, THE MORE OBVIOUS YOU ARE! C"MON CABLE! SCREAM IN THE SHADOWS!"

Enter Morgan Freeman's voice from the heavenlies

"This, however, was not true at all. In fact, as Dr. Taro immediately realized, the louder you are, the more obvious you are." - Morgan Freeman, probz

Failed stealth roll.
Cable Whitewall
Inventor Gunner, 17 posts
Thu 3 Dec 2020
at 15:45
  • msg #207

Chapter 1: North Blue

Cable squinted his eyes at the Doctor, really confused. When he heard him say be louder, he jerked his head back as if he were punched with the Doctors... Lack of what ever you call it. Though, he did think it was funny and if they weren't so close to getting shot at, he would break out in laughter.

He nodded, agreeing with the deep, raspy, and really familiar voice; chuckling as he looked to the doctor. "We could just walk..." The pale inventor spun around, pulled out finger guns, and pelvic thrusted to the side. His right arm extended out, the index finger pointing up. "or we could get there with a funkay dance!" he said with a groovy tone as some funk and Motown started playing from... Wherever.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 47 posts
Sat 5 Dec 2020
at 06:13
  • msg #208

Chapter 1: North Blue

FP -3 from Steath Walk Activation.

HP: 11 FP: 9
Stealth Walk Duration Roll 14 (seconds?)


Seban shoots down the stairs, heading in the direction of the boiler room. But before rounding the next corner, he blasts another Rankyaku at the stairway.

“Gambit Flywheel!" (a vertical slice, Seban’s torso turns perpendicular to the deck floor)
Success 12
Damage 20


“That should slow them down a bit. Hopefully we won’t ding up the boat too badly.
Need to lose the bulk of these guys for now…”

Seban thinks for a moment, in mid stride, speaking as if he heard an audible voice.

“Heh, yeah- yeah, let’s ditch the act for now. We’ll fight the first set of marines we see- hopefully I’ll get to team up with Nezha or one of the others, against the rabble upstairs.”

This message was last edited by the player at 06:15, Sat 05 Dec 2020.
Will of D.
GM, 126 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Mon 7 Dec 2020
at 14:58
  • msg #209

Chapter 1: North Blue

As Dr. Taro and Cable made a show of being loud and dancing about the halls below deck. A servant stepped out of a doorway, looking confused. Then another joined him. The pair glanced at each other, then started dancing along with the pair. By the end of the hall, there was more than a small dance team worth of slaves behind the pirates, dancing and shouting.

A fistful of marines came around the corner in a fury, then seeing the huge group of dancing, shouting slaves, looked at each other and returned the way they came.

You’ve defeated them with the power of friendship and music!

The slaves looked at the pirates with expectation. This section of the ship was now clear, and they seemed to anticipate something....



Seban found the marines in his path a scattered bunch. They were scrambling about by themselves, shoving slaves into motion, and mostly looking worked that this catastrophe would be on their heads.

Treat them as basically helpless because of how distracted they are. Plow through them however you wish, and however quickly. Just have fun with the description. You’re basically fighting your way back down to the captain. Since Stealth Walk is active, you can move rather quickly. :)



The marines opened fire on Irezumi and Kaminari!

Each had to dodge twice. Irezumi dodge or take 13 and 11 piercing damage. Kaminari dodge or take 5 and 12 piercing damage.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 53 posts
Tue 8 Dec 2020
at 05:30
  • msg #210

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha twists his body one way then the other as he charges the marines, avoiding all the bullets. As soon as the distance is closed he swings his fist with all his might at the ranking marine, "GORILLA FIST!"

Feverish Dodges both succeed; -2 FP.
Heroic Charge -1FP, Attack success, 25 crushing damage.


HP: 8/12     FP: 8/12     WCP: 6/6
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 36 posts
Fri 11 Dec 2020
at 04:58
  • msg #211

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro perceives some slaves anticipate his arrival with Cable so he ceases his sick dance moves. Taro, as it must seem out of habit, immediately rushes to the slaves and starts ripping off some of their shirts. As Taro tears each shirt off, he stuffs it under his own shirt to make him appear a bit chubbier. Taro then shadow-steps back to his original position to where the slaves first spotted him and Cable. The Good Doctor waves his right hand and all becomes dark, then a spotlight shines on Taro as he is now holding a cigar in one hand and has a glass of whiskey on the rocks in his other hand. Taro begins to clear his throat by taking long hits from the cigar and chugging the whiskey. Taro begins to speak in a foreign, weird, unseemly, savage accent, known in the world as Brit-esh.

"Izanagi knows that he will have to break us in the North Blue or lose the war. If we can stand up to him all of the...Blue may be free, and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands; but if we fail then the whole world, including the North Blue, and all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new dark age made more sinister, and perhaps more prolonged, by the lights of a perverted science.

Taro pauses and quickly looks down at his right palm.

 Ah, yes! Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duty and so bear ourselves that we, the Dragonslayers, will last for a thousand years and people will still say, 'this was their okayest hour'. Leave your chains of slavery and join us in freedom!”
 


The spotlight leaves Taro and the lighting returns to normal. Taro, now with a bewildered expression on his face, looks around in complete abandonment. He mutters under his breath, “Where am I?”

Carousing fail by 1
This message was last edited by the player at 18:17, Fri 11 Dec 2020.
Cable Whitewall
Inventor Gunner, 18 posts
Fri 11 Dec 2020
at 05:57
  • msg #212

Chapter 1: North Blue

Cable squinted his eyes and stopped dancing as the lights lowered. He kept an eye out as the crowds eyes were drawn to Taro. His right palm would hit his forehead as he heard the doctors accent, shaking his head and snickering.

Cables thin hand reached inside of his coat, grabbing the hilt of his Caster Gun; just resting, but also ready for those guards to come back. He kept listening to Taro's speech and he hoped it worked. After waiting for the lighting to come back on, Cable spoke.
" Alright, great speech, even though I havent a clue where that accent came from." He laughed. "I need the person who knows this ship the best, and I want you to lead us. Remember, this is for your freedom" He spoke excitedly, but then his facial expression contorted to a more mischievous look. "But remember, I dont trust any of you, and I already think there will be slaves who try to lead us the wrong way. Once this ship is ours, I want to have a 'Lab'... Anyways, I think red all over the walls of my brand new lab would add a creative flare." He snickered again and nodded to the slaves.

Savoir-Faire(Military) roll success: 8
This message was last edited by the player at 06:45, Fri 11 Dec 2020.
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 8 posts
Mon 14 Dec 2020
at 23:54
  • msg #213

Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari saw the guns fire and tried to dodge, but a bullet struck him in the leg and he rolled the rest of the way out of danger

(Dodge 11 = 13; Fail; -1 WP; DAMAGE = -1)
This message was last edited by the player at 01:32, Thu 17 Dec 2020.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 48 posts
Tue 15 Dec 2020
at 02:37
  • msg #214

Chapter 1: North Blue

“Third Form Dragon’s Gambit! Lucky Break!”
Uses Rankyaku, 14 Success, 24 Damage.


A Free shot from the back. Seban wasn’t about to let that mistake go unpunished, not while there was a ship to commandeer, and a Celestial Dragon barking orders above deck. He releases the move at point blank range.

“Hopefully the rest’ll jump ship when they’ve realized they have no chance…
“I’d hate to lay waste to so many of these rookies.”


A spray of blood and bodies slides across the frame from outside the second level cabin, as Seban plows into view. He’s about to descend another staircase, when he spots, through the doorway, Taro and Cable entertaining a group of slaves with some kind of Vaudevillian Interpretive dance. He leans inside, his breath curling against the chilled night air, eyes pulled tightly across his tired face.

“Fancy meeting you all’s here... We gonna procure this dinghy, or start up a Conga Line with the elderly? He looks askance at the cluster of slaves - “Any of you experienced at calling bingo numbers?”

He blinks, noticing the blood stains on his shoes and the quiet stares from all parties.
“I’ve activated my limit ability, “Stealth Walk”. Best bet is just to find Nezha. Is he nearby?”

This message was last edited by the player at 02:43, Tue 15 Dec 2020.
Will of D.
GM, 131 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Tue 15 Dec 2020
at 14:41
  • msg #215

Chapter 1: North Blue

The slaves stared blankly at Taro and Cable for a moment. One stepped forward.

"We all want freedom, but none of us knows how to fight," he said. "What are we supposed to do?"

Another stepped up, saying, "We all know the ship well enough, but where are you trying to go?"

Seban plowed his way through unsuspecting marines on his way down. He arrived with Taro and Cable, eyes darting suddenly, and going wide at what looked like an officer come to take them all.

Before further discussion could be had, the entire ship shook...




Nezha evaded gunshots while closing, plowing his own target into a wall, wood creaking under the force.

Kaminari took a hit, and slowed, ducking to the side to avoid further injury. You can still spend 1 WP to make that “just a flesh wound” reducing injury to just 1 HP.

The rest of the guards turned to face Nezha, but before they could get a shot off, the entire ship shook...

THOOOM!

The guards all lost their balance, falling on top of each other and into the walls, guns misfiring and curses flying like mad.

Another shake.

WHOOOOM!

EVERYONE make a DX-2 roll (or Pirate!-2 if better) to keep your feet. Something is going on up top. We can fast-forward to meeting up on the way up, unless you’d like to stay split up and have other ideas.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 37 posts
Tue 15 Dec 2020
at 15:12
  • msg #216

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Bonnet begins to respond to the slaves but a massive force shakes the ship. As the boat violently rocks, Taro steadies himself, and with a look of terror, he begins to run above deck.

Dr. Taro's voice boomed throughout the ship as he ascended. "EVERYONE, GET TO YOUR BATTLE STATIONS! THE ANCIENT CELESTIAL GOLDFISH, DANDY CHIGGINS, IS ATTACKING!"

DX-2 success by 1.
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 9 posts
Thu 17 Dec 2020
at 03:03
  • msg #217

Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari felt the shockwave and centered his mass over his feet and shouted back to the Dr. Taro, "I'll be right up if I don't fall over my feet again!" as he ran up the stairs

Kaminari Mazuma rolled 7 using 3d6-2.  DX for rocking cruiseliner
Will of D.
GM, 132 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 17 Dec 2020
at 18:10
  • msg #218

Chapter 1: North Blue

The ship lurched again and shuddered, but not as rough as the first time. Finding each other on their way up, the Dragonslayers arrived at the main deck to see the ship cleared of the rest of the marines. On the dock, the Celestial Dragon stood with a look of glee on his face.

"I want them all alive," he barked at an officer standing next to him.

The officer wore a Navy issue ball cap, dark sunglasses, and the corners of his mouth turned down in a perpetual frown. His Navy officer coat hung on his shoulders, sleeves flapping at his sides with his arms crossed in the open front. He simply nodded and raised a hand. The marine vessel that was just coming in range stopped firing cannon shells into the water around the ship.

"I suspected that would get your attention," said an all too familiar voice. "I had reason to believe it was you, though you should be dead." He paused, a dagger appearing in each hand. "Slave."

The ball cap flew away in a gust of wind, a pristine yellow flat top glistened almost wetly in the sea breeze, the corners tapering slightly at the top, a flawless fade with interspersed horizontal stripes buzzed down the sides and back of his head.

"If you harm my new ship, I’ll have you for a slave!" snapped the Dragon.

Captain Hemlock just nodded. Lieutenant Harambe stepped out from behind the Dragon, massive arms shoving a smaller marine to the side.

Boss fight! But also, you need to escape somehow!
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 54 posts
Thu 17 Dec 2020
at 23:38
  • msg #219

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Yes well, I've surrounded myself with good people. We help each other with pesky little problems like being poisoned." Nezha says, "It's not going to be like last time."

"And did you hear that Hemlock? If you harm my new ship, Nero will make you his slave!" Nezha smiles, then shouts orders to his crew, "Cut the mooring lines and hoist the sails!"

"Well Navy, if you're going to catch us now's your chance." the tattooed captain calls down to the dock.

Talker! (Intimidation) 13. Fail by 1, will use my Wildcard point to increase my margin by 5 for a final result of success by 3.
This message was last edited by the player at 00:22, Fri 18 Dec 2020.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 38 posts
Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 06:30
  • msg #220

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro pipes up. "Wait, Nezha...This is the man who poisoned you? What a poor excuse for a toxin! I cured you quicker than killing all of those pathetic marines we encountered! And boy, did I murder them quick!" The good Doctor begins to laugh uncontrollably.
Cable Whitewall
Inventor Gunner, 19 posts
Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 07:08
  • msg #221

Chapter 1: North Blue

Cable stood behind the crew, a hand in his pocket and one on the Caster Pistol's hilt that was holstered in the front of his body. His eyebrows raised as he seen the other ship, an eye roll followed.

The free hand reached into his coat pocket, pulling out a flask that he had found on his way up. After taking a sip, finishing it off, he dropped it. A smile stretched across his face as the liquid warmed all the way down his throat. "Ahhh... I finally find a bit of somethin' to drink and this guy shows up..." He shook his head in disappointment.

As he heard the Captain give orders, he knew to get right to work. He quickly ran over to ropes that held the sails up. He looked them over and seen that a lever was the only thing holding the main sails boom. He grabbed the lever and gave a quick jerk, releasing the pressure that held the rope down, the boom free falling until it stopped suddenly, the ropes holding on, making sure it didn't fall to the ground.

Now that the main sail was out, he looked around for more ropes for the little sails. It was easily found towards the back of the ship, tied down to an anchoring point. Quick hands grabbed the rope and unravelled it from the anchoring point, and let the wind open the sail. "Sails are all open, Cap'!" Cable yelled out.
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 10 posts
Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 15:38
  • msg #222

Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari crouched on all fours with his tail twitching in the air, wondering who would be the first to attempt to board the ship as he concentrated to jump on them when they did.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 49 posts
Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 16:38
  • msg #223

Chapter 1: North Blue

Seban arrived on the top deck last. He must have gotten turned around on his way down to the boiler. He checks his hair to make sure it hasn’t turned green. Combs it through for good measure.

“These guys again? Didn’t your parents teach you any manners? We stole this clunker fair and square!

"Oy Nezha! I still really wanna kick this Dragon’s teeth in! I’m only holding back so that you can do the honors, but if this takes too long… I might have ta’ go ham!”
This message was last edited by the player at 18:56, Fri 18 Dec 2020.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 55 posts
Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 16:44
  • msg #224

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Sorry Seban! I don't think either of us will get the chance! He's definitely to much of a coward to come aboard!" Nezha shouts at the top of his voice, "Isn't that right Nero!?"
Will of D.
GM, 134 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 19 Dec 2020
at 22:04
  • msg #225

Chapter 1: North Blue

The few slaves that had made it up top with the Dragonslayer Pirates snapped to attention and go to work at Nezha’s command to prep the ship to sail. Some of them looked pale at the sight of a Navy Captain alongside their master, a Celestial Dragon. But they had apparently thrown their lot in with the pirates.

Saint Nero scowled at Nezha’s insolence.

"I see you haven’t changed much, Nacho was it?" he said, feigning ignorance.

The Celestial Dragon stepped forward, ready to step onto the ship.

"Saint Nero, I would advise against..."

"SILENCE!" Nero snapped.

Hemlock merely nodded. Nero stepped onto the ship, spreading his arms. The guns of every marine snapped to shoulders, and Nero barked again.

"DO NOT DAMAGE MY SHIP YOU IMBECILES!"

The lowered guns with gritted teeth, sweat beading on their brows. One marine actually fainted, falling into the water with a SPALOOSH! None moved to help him.

"Who is the coward now, Nezha?"
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 56 posts
Sat 19 Dec 2020
at 23:31
  • msg #226

Chapter 1: North Blue

"I never figured you for a coward." Nezha says with a grin, "I did think you'd be stupid enough to come up here and get your ass kicked though."

"Dragonslayers, I will take Nero. If Hemlock joins us Doctor Bonnet will handle him, hold nothing back. Seban will take Harambe." Nezha directs, "Everyone else jump in where you're needed most but we need to get under way."
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 39 posts
Sun 20 Dec 2020
at 02:38
  • msg #227

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Taro starts to walk towards Saint Nero and begins to speak in a loud, but respectful tone. “Saint Nero, my apologies for my captain’s forgetfulness.” Dr. Taro’s head jerks quickly. “Your majesticness, even while you are within his gaze, seems to have clouded his judgment.” Bonnet’s shoulders break and begin to expand. “I am sure you can forgive his insolence.” Dr. Taro’s eyes turn into an unblemished ruby red. “Yet, I am afraid your marines will miss a most precious opportunity.” Dr. Taro’s skin tears and he starts to bleed. “I am privy to the fact that a man of your illustriousness would have the discernment to not withhold such a life experience as what is about to occur...” Taro’s teeth grow into fangs, wings viciously sprout from his back, and his hands turn into horrid claws. Now, in a booming voice, Taro exclaims, “...TOOOO KIHLLLLL A MONSTARRRRRRRRRRRRRR LYKKEEE MEEEEE!”

Taro transforms.
Juan Sebastian Monticello
Ex-CP9 Navigator, 50 posts
Tue 29 Dec 2020
at 04:28
  • msg #228

Chapter 1: North Blue

"I get to put down the Monkey, eh? That works for me."


Seban bears his patented Cheshire grin, but still can't help shuddering in the presence of Taro's skin changing ability.

"Glad he's on our side," Seban mutters to himself, not for the last time (per usual).


The sun is near to setting, as the enemy crews position themselves to storm the gangplank, Seban notices the Mink tensing up for the brawl.

"Hey, Kaminari, you're from the Mink tribe, right?"

"Is it true that your people can discharge lightning? Could be very useful in the right context, if you catch my drift".

This message was last edited by the player at 04:29, Tue 29 Dec 2020.
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 11 posts
Thu 31 Dec 2020
at 06:08
  • msg #229

Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari's tail suddenly stopped shaking, his body in the 3-point "ready" running position with his Electro Bladestaff! in his available hand and his nose pointed forward appearing to carry the rest of his body as he shouted:

"BUNNYYYYYYY... hop!"

with the last word softer and smiled sweetly (as he was taught on Mink Island) slicing Saint Nero from his left shoulder to his right hip and then with a booming voice:

"ELECTRIFIED BUTTER!"

as Kaminari again sliced Saint Nero and burned him from his left hip to his right shoulder before taking a step away and in the 3-point crouch.

Kaminari Mazuma rolled 10 using 3d6. Flying Leap.
Kaminari Mazuma rolled 14 using 3d6. Bladestaff! attempt against Saint Nero
Kaminari Mazuma rolled 44 using 8d6+26. Flying Leap Damage.
Kaminari Mazuma rolled 14 using 4d6.  Electro Bladestaff! attack against Saint Nero Damage
FP -1
This message was last edited by the player at 16:53, Thu 31 Dec 2020.
Cable Whitewall
Inventor Gunner, 20 posts
Fri 1 Jan 2021
at 07:32
  • msg #230

Chapter 1: North Blue

After thinking for a second, Cable decided that it would be better for everyone if he just got to work on getting the ship moving and so he ran back the way they came up time the deck to talk to the slaves. This way he would be out of the way, the ship would be sailing, and he could fill in, if there was time for a fight.

"Alright, listen up! We've ran in to some trouble, and this is the way its going down. Got some big dudes upstairs that we need to get away from... and also figure out how to best them." Cable said, thinking on what to do to get the ship sailing as fast as possible. "I need a team making sure the sails do not close. The rest of you need to find something to do that involves getting this ship moving as fast as possible WITHOUT DESTROYING THE DAMN THING! Also, if we have any chain drag loads for some cannons we need them loaded and waiting for a command to shoot." He said all of this confidently, but was still unsure since this was the first time on the ship.

Shiphandling was a success: 11
Will of D.
GM, 137 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 2 Jan 2021
at 22:30
  • msg #231

Chapter 1: North Blue

Cable set to work getting the makeshift crew of slaves organized to set sail. They all snapped into motion, apparently at least familiar with the basics and commands. The ship just started to pull away from the dock, but Saint Nero held his hand to the marines with rifles trained on the ship.

"I won’t have you blowing more holes in my ship," he said, shaking a finger and tisking at them. His face changed in an instant to absolute rage. "Whoever puts a hole in my ship will get a hole in his gut!" spittle flew as he roared.

One of the slaves tugged Cable’s sleeve and pointed him toward the nearest cannon.

Kaminari leapt in an instant across the deck of the ship, bladestaff spinning as he arced overhead.

Hemlock cursed, leaping to intercept, "Twin Fang: Biting Block!"

His pair of knives raised in an X to catch the blow. An electric shock leapt across the blades as they clashed, and the knives both snapped off at the hilt, taking the force of the blow. He dropped the broken pieces, hands sizzling slightly where he had held the blades. Pain was not an expression that crossed his face, just grim determination.

"Hydra Teeth," he said, crossing his arms, then drawing his hands across in front of his face, a dagger appearing in each hand, ready to throw. The daggers each fanned out into four as he reached a fighting stance. "Thousand Needles!"

He spun, the daggers flying out toward the Mink assailant.

Kaminari needs to defend 8 times, or take 4, 9, 9, 8, 5, 4, 6, and 5 impaling damage respectively. You can parry or dodge, but retreat doesn’t give a bonus against ranged attacks. Others who are nearby can sacrificial dodge or parry to help, though if you jump in the way you’ll be taking the damage.

Harambe exploded into the form of a huge gorilla, crunching the wood on the dock as he jumped to deck of the ship. He landed next to the Celestial Dragon, who glared at him, then checked to see if his massive form had ruined the wood on his landing—it had not. The lieutenant bellowed a roar, beating his chest as he surveyed the battlefield.

"I won’t be taken by surprise again, little man," he said, crunching his knuckles and pointing at Nezha. "You’re mine."

The rest of the marines hesitated, training guns on the pirates, but too afraid of missing and getting killed for it.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 40 posts
Sat 2 Jan 2021
at 23:26
  • msg #232

Chapter 1: North Blue

The transformed Taro charges to embrace the rain of blades from the barrage of daggers aimed towards the Mink. Taro clenched both of his claws and puffed his chest to receive multiple knives to his iron heart, but Taro only felt oppression from the sun. In excruciating pain from the brilliant rays, Taro releases a baleful growl. "RAWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. YOAR BLAYDZ ARR USELESS AGAHNST THA POWWAH OVV THA SHADDOZE! I WIHHLLL COVAR THA SUN WITH YOAR BLUHHHDDDE!!!"

Taro takes 3 damage from Sun!
Taro Dodges for 5,5,12,10,11,12,9,11 (6 successes, 2 fails)
Taro takes no damage from any dagger due to his DR10.
HP: 17/20





Taro wraps his disgusting claws around Hemlock's neck and squeezes tight. Taro towers over Hemlock, screaming down as spittle flies into Hemlock's face. "HEMMLOCK, EXXPEHREANCE THA SEKUND MOHHST PAYNEFUHL THING IN THE NORTH BLUE RITE NOWWW. THA FURST BEING MEDSKOOL, OVKOURSE!"

Taro grabs Hemlock's neck (success by 4)
This message was last edited by the player at 06:22, Sun 03 Jan 2021.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 57 posts
Mon 4 Jan 2021
at 19:57
  • msg #233

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Greetings Lieutenant. Try to do better this time, will you?" Nezha teases as he squares off with the Gorilla man, "SHIFTING TATTOOS: STRENGTH OF BEAR AND SPEED OF TIGER!"

Shifting Tattoos ST: 7
Shifting Tattoos DX: 2


HP: 8/12     FP: 12/12     IP: 15/20     WCP: 6/6     Buffs:+16 Striking ST, +7 ST, +2DX
This message was last edited by the player at 01:00, Tue 05 Jan 2021.
Cable Whitewall
Inventor Gunner, 21 posts
Thu 7 Jan 2021
at 04:05
  • msg #234

Chapter 1: North Blue

Cable felt the tugging of his sleeve and followed the finger that pointed the cannon out. Seeing his plan coming to fruition made the corners of his lips jerk upwards, forming a smile. "Thanks, mate. Time to slow that other ship"

He sprinted to action, grabbing the crank of the cannon. He started to spin the crank in whichever way he needed to get the perfect shot, and when he was satisfied, he stood straight. The smile that splayed on his face seemed to grow even wider, almost ear to ear.

"HERE WE GO BOYS!" Cable yelled out, talking to the slaves, stepping away from the cannon"KEEP HER STRAIGHT AND FULL OF WIND!" he said as the cannon fired, rocketing a metal ball out of its barrel, its destination set at the bow of the ship, right at water level.

Roll to hit failed, Ill buy success.
Damage roll: 77
This message was last edited by the player at 04:12, Thu 07 Jan 2021.
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 12 posts
Sat 9 Jan 2021
at 01:37
  • msg #235

Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari snapped out of his dream, realized he didn't strike twice and his first strike was BLOCKED! Hemlock threw several knives, but the friendly Doctor intercepted most of them. Kaminari then yelled "Parry Twice" and resolved to come up with a more creative name when he wasn't in the middle of battle and both were knocked away. He then retreated to where he was.

Kaminari Mazuma rolled 6 using 3d6.  Parry Hemlock's Hydra Teeth Dagger #1
Kaminari Mazuma rolled 8+1 to include Retreat using 3d6.  Parry Hemlock's Hydra Teeth Dagger #2
Will of D.
GM, 140 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Tue 19 Jan 2021
at 14:40
  • msg #236

Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari stayed back, centering himself as he concentrated on his next move.

Dr. Taro reached for Hamlock’s neck, but he slipped out of the way as he stepped away from the hulking monstrosity. The Navy captain raised an eyebrow seeing that the monstrous vampire was immune to whatever form of poison he employed. A pair of larger, curved knives appeared in his hands, spinning deftly as he stepped toward Taro.

"Twin Fangs: Belladona’s Kiss!"

He ducked low, then moved up in a crossed slashing motion, knives a blur with sheer speed.

Defend twice at -3, or once at -4, or take 14 and 8 cutting damage.

Nezha’s tattoos snakes across his body, intricate patterns of bears and tigers becoming prominent across the chest and on the arms. His muscles bulged, and his step became quicker.

Harambe pounded his fists together, then lunged at Nezha, arms blurring as he struck again and again.

Defend 4 times, or take 15, 12, 13, and 14 cr damage.

Cable lined up his shot, sighting the Navy vessel off-shore.

BOOOM!

Smoke filled the air around the deck of the cruise liner, bellowing from the mouth of Cable’s cannon.

CRACK!

The ball smashed into the bow of the Navy ship, just above the surface of the water. A series of crashes and bangs followed, and water began sloshing into the open hole and the ship lurched and tumbled with the waves. Suddenly, another sounds came from inside: the sound of wood bending and snapping. Part of the deck of the ship exploded, shards of wood showering the water and deck of the ship. A terrifying roar came from amidst the falling debris, and a deep, gravely voice bellowed a disturbing, sinister cry....

"FRREEEEEEEEEDOOOOOOOOOOOM!"

Every ordinary Marine on the docks went completely white. One even passed out, collapsing with a SPALOONK into the water behind him.

Nero’s face went beet-red.

"One of you morons get that beast under control RIGHT NOW! Kill him if you must! Not ONE slave escapes alive!" he glared ice daggers at Nezha, realizing the irony of what he had just uttered, but doubled down on it. "NOT. ONE."
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 58 posts
Tue 19 Jan 2021
at 15:22
  • msg #237

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha steps back blocking and ducking the furious onslaught from the Navy Lieutenant. His face and the faces of all the wild beasts in his tattoos light up with wide grins at the sound of the echoing voice proclaiming it's freedom, "Lieutenant Harambe, your tenuous position has become further compromised. I would advise a tactical retreat, but that buffoon Nero won't allow it."

"IGNATIUS WANNA! I, IREZUMI D. NEZHA, AM HERE TO BRING FREEDOM AS PROMISED! the pirate captain shouts at the top of his voice, "JOIN ME AND WE'LL RID THE WORLD OF THE CELESTIAL DRAGONS FOREVER!"

Retreat Parry (×2) & Retreat Dodge (×2). 1 fail, 3 succeed, -1WCP so all succeed.

HP: 8/12     FP: 12/12     IP: 15/20     WCP: 5/6     Buffs:+16 Striking ST, +7 ST, +2DX
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 41 posts
Tue 19 Jan 2021
at 15:45
  • msg #238

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro notices Hemlock's blades approach his stomach and attempts to shadowstep, but the good Doctor forgot to properly digest his last marine. As Taro tried to vanish, his belly turned, his eyes bulged, and he released a foul, blood-curdling belch. "BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP." Taro's belly extended perfectly for Hemlock's blades to dissect. “Mishturr Hemmmlahck, evvaree wohnn gehtz a freee kohnsuhltayshun.” The Transformed Taro raises his right claw and strikes his tongue as if he was striking a match. As blood begins to drip from his mouth, the good Doctor looks to the heavens and spits a bloody mist into the air. The mist begins to envelop Dr. Bonnet and Hemlock. “...ahhnd yoar ahpointment ish now!”

Taro’s Shadowstep! failed. Taro takes 6 and 0 cutting damage. Taro activates Obscuring Mist.

HP: 10/20 BP:19/20 Form: Monster
This message was last edited by the player at 18:13, Tue 19 Jan 2021.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 1 post
Tue 19 Jan 2021
at 16:47
  • msg #239

Chapter 1: North Blue

Letting out another roar, Ignatius headed for the sky. "You will never control me again Nero! Today you die!" His voice was low and booming, but there was also an element of squealing like the sounds were formed by the crushing and grinding of rocks. It was disturbing and monstrous.

Circling the ship he scanned the battlefield, looking for Nezha. "Nezha, I saw you die, how did you survived?"

HP: 11/11     FP: 13/13     Form:Dragon
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 13 posts
Sat 23 Jan 2021
at 06:12
  • msg #240

Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari raises his Bladestaff and strikes again at Nero: "POWERED UP BUTTER!"

Kaminari Mazuma rolled 12 using 3d6. Power Blow Attempt against Nero.
Kaminari Mazuma rolled 5 using 3d6.  Power Blow Attempt against Nero (last one was Bladestaff!)
Kaminari Mazuma -1 more FP
This message was last edited by the player at 01:51, Wed 27 Jan 2021.
Cable Whitewall
Inventor Gunner, 22 posts
Wed 27 Jan 2021
at 01:38
  • msg #241

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Got her boys!" Cable shouted and pumped his arm into the air as he heard the ball smash into the boat. This was quickly interrupted by the cry of freedom. He quickly glanced to the hole, hoping he didnt do something stupid.

His head snapped back "I NEED ANOTHER BALL!" He shouted to the slaves as he scrambled around the deck looking for some more cannonballs, finally finding some. He rolled the ball to the cannon, loading it and poured the powder into the hole. He kept it aimed at the same hole, just in case. "Come on... Be friendly" he tried to telepathically tell the one who shouted.
Will of D.
GM, 143 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Wed 27 Jan 2021
at 19:00
  • msg #242

Chapter 1: North Blue

The doctor was suddenly enveloped by a red hazy mist, obscuring both him and Hemlock.

Kaminari used the opening to strike directly at Nero. He stepped in and struck with the force of ten men. The bladestaff shattered the bubble helmet of the Celestial Dragon and buried itself into his shoulder halfway across his torso. The sound of the glass shattering brought a deafening silence across the battlefield. Everything seemed to slow down.

Harambe turned, horrified that he’d be too focused on Irezumi to defend Saint Nero, and Hemlock was completely unaware, being surrounded by Taro’s obscuring mists.

Before Kaminari could wrench his blade free, a pair of the marines that were standing on the dock appeared at the Dragon’s sides, weapons abandoned. Their apparently feigned look of horror was completely gone, replaced by a fierce gaze, determination mixed with a knowing confidence. They clutched the pathetic tyrant’s arms just before he collapsed, then leapt backwards holding him upright as his head slumped. Their leap carried them over those standing at the docks, then a mid-air leap revealed their true nature.

"Cypher Pol!" said Seban, leaping over those on the dock to pursue the ones who took Nero.

Harambe stepped back from Nezha, pounding the deck, a wave of force rippling from where he hit. Everyone on deck roll DX-2 to keep your feet.

Hemlock leapt up from within Taro’s obscuring mist. His entire body cleared the mist, and he spun, quickly surveying the scene before landing back on the docks.

"Lieutenant, apprehend the Mink," he said, a fan of daggers appearing in each hand.

Harambe grunted affirmation.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 2 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Wed 27 Jan 2021
at 23:10
  • msg #243

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

"NERO!!!" Roared the dragon. He was enraged with the thought of this monster escaping, but deep in his memory was the voice of his dead father.

"Iggy, you have the power to do good and help others. You should always choose to use that power."

Iggy knew that his father was right, and he knew what he needed to do. Nero was a cold hearted bastard after all, and Ignatius Wanna had the ability to warm that heart up. He swooped forward and unleashed a torrent of flame. "DRAGON FIRE!" He growled as the sky lit up, and his breath incinerated everything in it's path

Full move towards Nero, Dragon breath, -1FP, missed 2 yards low, Nero is still in area of attack. 21 burning damage if the do not defend.
15:08, Today: Ignatius Wanna rolled 21 using 5d6+6.  flame damage.
15:06, Today: Ignatius Wanna rolled 4 using 1d6.
15:05, Today: Ignatius Wanna rolled 12 using 3d6.  Dragon fire 10.


HP: 11/11     FP: 12/13     Form:Dragon
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 42 posts
Thu 28 Jan 2021
at 04:07
  • msg #244

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro endured a few disconcerting swipes from Hemlock, but the good Doctor was reinvigorated within his own bloodmist. While Hemlock looked around in utter darkness, Dr. Bonnet had Hemlock right where he wanted him. Taro rushed forth with arms stretched-out towards Hemlock’s neck, but Hemlock leapt away from Taro’s grasp! “COWERRRD!”, snarled Taro. The good doctor’s bestial nostrils flared quickly and he acquired a new target - Harambe. Taro darted within his grim haze towards Harambe with claws extended and began to strangle his meaty neck! “TYME FOAR YOAR VAXENAYESHUNN, MUHNKEE MAHHHNNN!”

Taro moves towards Harambe and spends 1 BP to attack, which misses. 1 WC point spent for success.

HP: 10/20 BP:18/20 Form: Monster
This message was last edited by the player at 13:59, Thu 28 Jan 2021.
Cable Whitewall
Inventor Gunner, 23 posts
Thu 4 Feb 2021
at 09:12
  • msg #245

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Not having much else to do, since the people got the ship moving just the way he commanded, Cable decided he had better get back to the battle. He turned around, seeing what he could do, Harambe catching his eye first.

Reaching a slender hand inside of his coat, he grabbed the handle of his precious Caster Pistol. At the same time his other hand reached into an outside pocket, feeling for his Laser Caster. He pulled both out at the same time, quickly loading the caster on top of the gun, a high pitch noise emitted as the gun activated.

He held the pistol to the air, in the direction of Harambe; aiming right for his chest. As his finger pulled the trigger. The high pitch noise got louder as a red laser fired from the barrel of the Caster Pistol, heading right for the chest of Harambe. "The Red Princess!!" he shouted into the air, the name being taken from the red laser... And how precious she is.

Laser Shell roll: 5
Damage roll: 20
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 14 posts
Tue 9 Feb 2021
at 01:24
  • msg #246

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari finally wrenched his blade free and wondered at the sight of bloodmist and took the time to crouch and concentrate for another Power Blow once he had a lock on Harambe's position
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 59 posts
Wed 10 Feb 2021
at 05:44
  • msg #247

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Leave the Mink alone!" Nezha shouts all the beasts in his tattoos snarling with rage, then the big man lashes out at the Gorilla-man. His first jab is a feint to throw the Lieutenant off balance quickly but it's quickly followed by a powerful haymaker.

"Jaguar Prowl: GORILLA FIST!"

Fist Feint 18+4(aoa det)-6(rapid)=16, success by 8!
Fist Attack 18+4(aoa det)-6(rapid)-10(Deceptive)=12, fail, spend 1WCP for success.
Defend at -5, minus the margin from the feint if any.
29 crushing damage.


HP: 8/12     FP: 12/12     IP: 15/20     WCP: 4/6     Buffs:+16 Striking ST, +7 ST, +2DX
This message was last edited by the player at 05:44, Wed 10 Feb 2021.
Will of D.
GM, 145 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 11 Feb 2021
at 00:10
  • msg #248

Chapter 1: North Blue

Harambe was suddenly in serious trouble. Everyone converged on him in a rush. The gorilla man cursed, trying to get out of the way of the caster gun blast. His eyes went wide as a solid beam of red light zapped him straight through the stomach.

The marines still on the docks paled visibly, and even captain Hemlock looked perplexed.

"Pacifista?" he muttered audibly, then shook his head. "No, but something like it.... Lieutenant, get out of there! Now!"

He was too late. Harambe was already hit. His unusually thick hide appeared useless against the laser. He gasped in shock just before Nezha pummeled him with a powerful punch. He stumbled back, nearly to the edge of the ship, and Taro’s blood mist enshrouded the lieutenant.

Hemlock cursed. Dragon fire erupted over his head, engulfing the fleeing Cypher Pol agents and Nero. The trio went down in a stream of smoke, charred by the flames. They crashed to the ground beyond the docks, still sizzling. Hemlock looked to where Harambe now faced overwhelming odds, then to where the Celestial Dragon had gone down hard, and back to the lieutenant. He cursed again, leaping up into the air, a flurry of blades heading straight for the offending dragon.

Iggy: Defend 8 times, or take 9, 5, 7, 8, 6, 8, 8, and 9 impaling damage. If any damage penetrates non-Tough Skin DR, make a HT roll at -5. Failure means you suffer Paralysis. Each successive hit requires a separate roll, and the penalty is increased by 1 for each previous hit.

Taro has successfully grappled the neck, but no one can see this.

This message was last edited by the GM at 03:34, Thu 11 Feb 2021.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 43 posts
Thu 11 Feb 2021
at 02:01
  • msg #249

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro tightens his grip around Harambe's tree-trunk neck as the gorilla-man thrashes to break free but to no avail. As Taro is strangling the monkey monstrosity from behind, he slowly begins to lean-in to whisper into his left ear. "Pleash, kount bahkwardz with me ahhnd yuuu wohnt feeeuhl aye theeng. Threeeh..." The good doctor quickly shifts his left claw to grip Harambe's chin and maneuvers his right claw to the back of Harambe's head. Taro twists with all his might and bellows, "WAHHHHNNNNNNN.Savikō furakucha!"

Taro attempts to Neck Snap! on Harambe. (fail by 1. Spent 1 WP for success) 24 damage.
This message was last edited by the player at 03:57, Thu 11 Feb 2021.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 3 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Thu 11 Feb 2021
at 20:36
  • msg #250

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

"This does not concern you!" Roared Iggy as he tucked his wings and plummeted towards the ship. The daggers deflected away in an explosion of sparks as he kicked and hit them with every available appendage on his body. "I was going to let you live!" He righted himself and flew towards the navy captain, a torrent of flames preceding him.

parry 7 attacks, (3WC to make a crit fail a success), aerobatic drop and dodge to avoid the last attack
step towards Hemlock, Dragon breath, -1FP, Hit. 25 burning damage if he does not defend.
12:27, Today: Ignatius Wanna rolled 25 using 5d6+6.  flame damage.
12:26, Today: Ignatius Wanna rolled 10 using 3d6.  Dragon fire 16.
11:06, Today: Ignatius Wanna rolled 10 using 3d6.  Aerobatic dive and dodge 15.
11:06, Today: Ignatius Wanna rolled 10 using 3d6.  aerobatics 18.
11:01, Today: Ignatius Wanna rolled 8,13,9,10,17,9,12 using 3d6,3d6,3d6,3d6,3d6,3d6,3d6.  parry missile 15.


HP: 11/11     FP: 11/13     Form:Dragon
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 60 posts
Thu 11 Feb 2021
at 21:25
  • msg #251

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Doctor Bonnet! Secure the prisoner." Nezha orders then turns to shout up to the dragon, "IGNATIUS! COME ABOARD! WE'RE LEAVING!"

HP: 8/12     FP: 12/12     IP: 15/20     WCP: 4/6     Buffs:+16 Striking ST, +7 ST, +2DX
Cable Whitewall
Inventor Gunner, 24 posts
Sun 14 Feb 2021
at 19:21
  • msg #252

Chapter 1: North Blue

Cable looked around, unsure of what to do. It seems one threat has been taken out by some great teamwork. He decided it would be wise to reload his Pistol, just in case. He quickly reached in a pocket and pulled out a web shell and loaded it... The captain has been on our case about killing. Cable chuckled at that thought. "Captain, we got the boys downstairs trying their best to get this rig going as fast as possible. What do you need?" Cables voice rose to where the captain could here him seeking for direction.
Will of D.
GM, 147 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Mon 15 Feb 2021
at 13:49
  • msg #253

Chapter 1: North Blue

Harambe’s neck made a sickening CRUNCH. His eyes rolled back into his head, and he collapsed. He would have gone overboard had the good doctor not held on as he fell.

The blood mist faded, showing the gorilla collapsed unconscious in his grasp. Harambe reverted to human form as he fell at Taro’s feet.

Iggy unleashed another stream of flames, this time at Hemlock. The man instinctively covered his face, but couldn’t avoid the blast of fire. He landed back on the docks, entire body singed, but appearing not to care. He gritted his teeth in a snarl.

"I will find you again," he said, adjusting his sunglasses. Then he leapt into the air, jumping in the direction that Nero had gone.

The nearby Navy vessel was sinking slowly, its crew racing to evacuate on the life boats.

The soldiers on the dock scrambled to follow captain Hemlock.

And the Dragonslayer Pirates got away.... except for Seban, who had vanished in his chase of the Cypher Pol agents.

This will be the end of the introduction chapters. Feel free to dialogue and such. If someone wouldn’t mind, you can all start calculating character point awards.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 61 posts
Mon 15 Feb 2021
at 17:21
  • msg #254

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Dr. Bonnet! See to it that the good Lieutenant survives, but do secure him in the brig with seastone restraints." Nezha orders then turns to answer Cable, "Let's maintain that speed to get some distance between us and the Navy. When Ignatius joins us he should be able to give us a more specific heading. Please go assist the good doctor, we overdid it on Harambe, so I'd like to patch him up, between you, me, and Taro we should be able to manage something. I can keep him incapacitated with some ink marks while you work, if the two of you can come up with a plan I'll be down momentarily to do my part."

The tattooed man rounds on Kaminari, "Kaminari! Your master betrayed us, there would not have been such a heavy Navy presence here today if someone hadn't tipped them off. In retaliation I declare you and all other slaves aboard to be freed from bondage to do whatever you wish. We'll drop the others off at the next port, but I do hope you'll join my crew."

"IGNATIUS WANNA! Come down here please!" The Captain shouts from near the helm.
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 15 posts
Tue 16 Feb 2021
at 01:55
  • msg #255

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Arigatou, Nezha-shushou. I accept." Kaminari said solemnly as he walked towards the lower deck to speak to the other former slaves and to free them of their bonds and convince any who would listen to join the crew if they had nowhere else to go. Following this, he looted the former Captain's quarters.
This message was last edited by the player at 04:43, Tue 16 Feb 2021.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 44 posts
Tue 16 Feb 2021
at 06:50
  • msg #256

Chapter 1: North Blue

          Taro sensed a release of tension immediately after he swiftly snapped Harambe’s thick neck. Taro wriggled his bat-like nostrils and deeply inhaled so his bloodmist rushed back into him. The result of Harambe’s dance with Taro in the darkness was revealed to all. There Taro stood with relaxed wings and reestablished composure, clutching the limp Harambe. “Ayyyye Kahptahn,” snorted a prideful Taro as he started to drag the unconscious ape towards the brig.
“Kayyybell, leht ush go to tha briggg ahnd havvvv fuhn with thish mahhnkey!” The transformed Taro slowly began to return to his humanoid form, finding it a bit more difficult to lug the heavy lieutenant to his destination. Taro’s leathery skin, along with his wings, retracted into his body and he painfully grunted returning to his palatable form. As Taro was dragging the enormous ape, he briefly paused, looked down, and let out a great sigh of concern. “Captain Nezha, did I do right today?...” Taro continued to head towards the brig, hesitantly awaiting a response from the Captain, fearing he would speak the truth. Dr. Bonnet, in that moment of vulnerability, heard a voice in his head from a familiar friend.
“Oh Doctor, you have been summoned! Your actions have been most egregious!”
Taro paused for a moment and instantly burst-out with an audible reply. “Scalander! You old dog! How have you been? My actions? Egregious? By the seas, what do you mean?!”
     Taro’s initial look of disappointment shifted into a look of excitement, then it mutated to a look of grave concern.Scalander Pellywax continued to speak in Taro’s mind. “Oh, my dear friend! The council has informed me that they will ban you for the rest of your existence from ever returning to your previous good standing within our medical guild, Aleytheia! You have been summoned to answer for your crimes against the vows you took to preserve life, not utterly destroy it!”
     Taro gritted his teeth and growled even more ferociously than he has in his bestial side! Taro gripped Harambe’s ankles and rushed to the brig. “I have a most urgent meeting Captain Nezha! We will speak later! Cable, please help me to secure Harambe in the brig. I have my reputation to defend!”
     The good doctor hurriedly traveled to the brig, monkey in tow, and chucked him into the holding cell. Taro quickly found a place of solitude and started placing all of his medical instruments in a semi-circle facing him. Taro sat for a few moments, awaiting his imminent questioning.
     With a loud voice solely within Taro’s head, the Aleytheian meeting began.
“The trial for the disbarred Taro Bonnet has begun. Misters Taro Bonnet and Scalander Pellywax, please give your attention to the honorable Drs. Forus Sceptus, Ronald Geur, and Scis Surz.”
     In an old, raspy voice, Forus Sceptus opened. “Misteerrrrr Bonnnnnet, youuuuu have cauuuuused greeeaaat dishonor to our grannnnd, respectable, medical practice, Aleytheia. Youuuu have broken your oath to neverrrrrr harm an innocent life. Your dissssspicable actions have brought great concern to the council and we have declared you ihrrrreeedeeemable!”
     Taro looked angrily at his forceps lying on the ground and yelled out loud.
     “I have done everything in my power to help those who were hurting and defeat those who contributed to said hurting! It was not my th-” Taro was interrupted by his rongeur.
     In a younger and softer tone, Dr. Ronald Geur refuted Taro.
     “...by viciously ripping them to shreds and drinking their blood? Taro, not all of those you have slaughtered were deserving of your unjustified rage. You have clearly demonstrated to our council that you desire your own selfish interests, not the needs of others. For these reasons, the council officially declares you banned for the rest of your existence.”
     All Taro could do in response was to sit there in silent shock, staring at his lifeless medical instruments.
     Noticing Taro’s crippled state, Sir Scalander Pellywax cleared his throat and spoke in his defense.
     “Greetings to the upstanding elders of our respectable Aleytheia. I am most honored to stand before you in defense of the good Taro. Now, I do not defend his abominable actions. Yes, in fact, I abhor all of the murdering he has partook in. He was out of line for a common human, let alone a doctor who once swore to protect life. I implore you to find a solution to redeem the irredeemable. I beg you to show love to the one who has been fueled by hatred. Please. I beg you. Find a way to bring him back to your good graces in Aleytheia.”
     There was a brief pause. Dr. Sceptus spoke up.
     “Dr. Surzzzzzz, you have been quiet. Is therrreeee anything you would like to adddd? In Taro’s mind, the scissors finally spoke. “I have a solution…” said Dr. Scis Surz. Taro looked upon his scissors with great anticipation, waiting to hear a plan for redemption. “Taro may find his good graces back into Aleytheia, thus purifying his name, by renewing his vow.”

“Yes, I’ll renew my vow! Whatever it takes! I’ll-”

“Not so fast, Mr. Bonnet. Your renewed vow will also entail you not taking a life. The protection of life is to be maintained at all times. Your body transformation is no excuse for taking a life. If you want to be restored, you must no longer take a life. We may restore you now, but you will be exiled from Aleytheia for all eternity if you so much as kill another life - friend or foe!"

     Taro looked at his scissors with thankfulness, but also worry. Taro knew fully well that it would be difficult to restrain himself, especially in his monstrous form with an evil foe right before his presence! Taro looked away for a moment and resolved within himself to reinstate his vow.
     Taro began to speak in a somber voice. “I swear...I swear I will never kill another living thing, lest I forge my fate in the shame of everlasting exile from Aleytheia!”
     “So, it is setttlled. Dr. Taro, you are welcomed back into the fold! Good doctor, you will be gone with no hope for return if you so much as kill any living thing willingly! Sooooo it is declared by the council. Are we all on one accord?

Yes.

Yes.

     Taro leaped for joy! He picked up his scalpel and hugged it vigorously!
     “Oh Scalander! This is a momentous occasion!”

“Taro, this is great news, but keep your wits about you. You know it will be difficult for you when your inner beast is released. Take care and proceed in your life with extreme caution. What the council said, they meant - you kill, you are expelled as long as you traverse the North Blue!”

Taro sighed. He knew his fresh vow would be much easier said than done. Taro packed his medical instruments back into his satchel and said, ”Meeting adjourned.”
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 4 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Sat 20 Feb 2021
at 04:10
  • msg #257

Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy was tempted to continue after Nero and Hemlock. He wanted to repay them for the harm that they, well Nero in particular, had done him and others. But he wasn't a fool. Nero and his underlings had captured him once. Maybe simply singeing them and escaping was enough. He let loose one more terrifying roar and dove to the deck of the ship. As he landed he seemed to shimmer and contort, shrinking and changing forms. A simple unassuming man set foot on the deck and looked around taking stock of all that he saw.

He was not a big man, maybe 5 foot 6 or so, with flaming red hair, and a little on the scrawny side. He definitely did not look like a dragon, but when he spoke, then he sounded like the dragon. It was the same gravely voice. The same grinding, the same squealing of crushing rocks. Both deep and booming, yet shrieking at the same time. It sent a shudder down the spine of all who heard it. "Nezha! Where are you Nezha?" He stalked across the deck, giving the various crew members glances, but ignoring them as he focused on the tattoo covered captain. "How did you survive, and what are you doing here with these pirates?"
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 62 posts
Sat 20 Feb 2021
at 17:33
  • msg #258

Chapter 1: North Blue

"You did fine Doctor Bonnet, we all..." Nezha trails off as the mad doctor runs off clearly lost in his own world, "Cable make sure he stays on task, will you?"

"IGNATIUS WANNA!" Irezumi D. Nezha imposing and covered in tattoos of ferocious beasts turns to glare at the diminutive dragon man with his arms crossed. Then the big man breaks into a huge grin and all the fearsome predators tattoos do the same, "It is wonderful to see you! Freedom is a very good look for you!"

He sweeps the smaller man up in a big bear hug, the crushing embrace made more so by the empowered tattoos still pulsing on his muscles. He sets him down and finally answers, "My grandfather caught my body after I fell. He fed me the Ink Ink Fruit which saved me from my execution. Now I'm a pirate captain and these are my crew, the Dragonslayer Pirates!"
This message was last edited by the player at 17:37, Sat 20 Feb 2021.
Cable Whitewall
Inventor Gunner, 25 posts
Sat 20 Feb 2021
at 21:59
  • msg #259

Chapter 1: North Blue

Cable nodded to the captain, and waltzed away following Taro. "Aye, Cap'n." An eyebrow lofted upwards as he watched Taro, heading to the cell to toss Harambe in. He allowed Taro to do all of the heavy lifting... Since he was the weakest at least around the doctor.

Cable locked the door once the gorilla was in the cell, securing it; then he started to get ready for some procedures. Walking to a table, cable started fishing in his pockets pulling out the tools he kept in and then threw his work bag on top of everything. He did all this and also kept an eye on the doctor, who seemed to be talking to himself. A sigh came out as he thought about Harambe not exactly liking his enhancements and how difficult it would be to turn him to the crews side; is it worth the effort. Rest assured, though, he would listen to the captain and help where he needed to.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 5 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Sun 21 Feb 2021
at 00:25
  • msg #260

Chapter 1: North Blue

A wisp of smoke exited Iggy's mouth as he was crushed by the overly exuberant captain. He wanted to tell the man to put him down, but that would have involved breathing in, and that was impossible at the moment. He thought about breathing some fire in Nezha's face, just a little, not to hurt him, but maybe singe the eyebrows and convince him to put the dragon man back down. Unfortunately that also required breathing in. Thankfully the captain soon let go, and Iggy was free to breath. "Mental note, I should be in my dragon-man form next time he gets excited." He thought as he gulped down air and checked for broken ribs.
"Dragonslayers? Are you sure that is such a good name for your crew? You did after all, let Nero escape and in the process rescue this dragon-man."
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 63 posts
Sun 21 Feb 2021
at 03:58
  • msg #261

Chapter 1: North Blue

"It's a metaphor..." Nezha sighs, "One that might've been more clear without your addition to the crew. That is too say, will you join my crew? We are with Seban's departure without a proper Navigator..."
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 6 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Tue 23 Feb 2021
at 00:48
  • msg #262

Chapter 1: North Blue

"It would be a little awkward being a dragon in such a crew. But then again, it would certainly surprise any enemies. I can just imagine their faces!" There was a hacking and coughing sound that issued out of the little man that might have been laughing. At least he was smiling. "And besides, it's fate! You need a navigator, and I know a lot about how to follow the currents of the ocean. I'm in. I have nothing better to do anyways." He paused and looked around. "Do you have anything to eat?"
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 64 posts
Tue 23 Feb 2021
at 01:29
  • msg #263

Chapter 1: North Blue



"I have no idea! We only stole the ship a few minutes ago!" Nezha laughs and claps Ignatius on the back a little too hard, "This was supposed to be Nero's pleasure yacht, so I imagine the galley will be well stocked. If you'd be so kind as to set a course for us I'll go see about something to eat. Welcome aboard Navigator."
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 16 posts
Tue 23 Feb 2021
at 04:33
  • msg #264

Chapter 1: North Blue

After grabbing what Kaminari could from the former Captain's Quarters, he realized the debt he owed to Dr. Taro for saving him so many times. His eyes widened when he realized it and then his eyes smiled as he smiled and felt happy for the first time in a while (whatever he found in the CQ was not gratifying as he was more compelled to do it to survive than to make him particularly happy) and ran to the top deck to find Dr. Taro and instantly jumped to his side, holding onto his arm and wrapping his legs around him and began nibbling Dr. Taro's ear as a token of his Minkship with him.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 7 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Thu 25 Feb 2021
at 02:06
  • msg #265

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Aye aye Captain! I've helped sail this ship many times" Growled Iggy as he turned and headed for the helm. He paused and turned back. "One quick question, where are we going?"
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 45 posts
Thu 25 Feb 2021
at 05:06
  • msg #266

Chapter 1: North Blue

Once the reformed Taro "left" his meeting, he felt the mink nibbling his ear. Taro sat eerily still from a crippling fear as Kaminari kept snacking on Taro's right earlobe. The good Doctor's cold heartbeat started to flare as it raced from the most uncomfortable feeling Taro ever felt in his life. Dr. Bonnett had to fight every urge within to keep his body steady, lest it quake from the current uneasy situation he found himself in. Taro slowly reached for his scalpel and said to it, "Scalander, I am already tempted to break my most recent vow..." "Don't you dare, Dr. Bonnett! Even if he is trying to harm you, do not kill him!" Taro's eyes bulge and he starts to scream, "I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH" "I DONT EITHER! AHHHHH!", screams Scalander.

The camera zooms in and out from Taro and the scalpel as they both scream in complete fear.

"AHHHHHHHHH!"
"AHHHHHHHHHH!"

Repeat x10
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 65 posts
Thu 25 Feb 2021
at 06:00
  • msg #267

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha is on his way to the galley when he hears screaming. Fearing the worst he runs through the ship to the brig where he sees his crew fighting?

What in the world? Nezha stares in confusion before making direct eye contact with the screaming Doctor then slowly backing away,"Don't eat him back! I'm sure he's just trying to be friendly."

He resumes his rambling about the ship until he finds the galley. Fully provisioned, it will be able to provide lavish banquets for the crew for a while. He sets to work cooking meat and noodles, something simple that will be able to feed everyone. He lays out the simple fare along with fruit and steamed vegetables in a table then using his power to augment his strength carries the whole thing up to the deck.

He rings the bell signaling for all hands on deck then addresses the crew and the freed slaves, "Friends! Today was a great victory for us! We stole a ship! Freed slaves subject to torturous captivity! We may have even killed St. Nero himself! We have much to celebrate so eat and drink to your heart's content!"



Once everyone has started celebrating Nezha makes his way back up to Ignatius, "Let's set a course for the nearest trading port. I want somewhere we can drop off the passengers that they can easily find a way home. If there's an option with less Navy presence that'd be better, less chance of issues for them."
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 46 posts
Thu 25 Feb 2021
at 14:40
  • msg #268

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro continued to scream until the bell rang for food and he saw a perfect opportunity to escape the awkward scenario with Kaminari. Taro reverted to a shadow and traveled to the banquet Nezha graciously prepared. Once Taro arrived at the dining hall, he materialized again, dressed in his finest clothes. He wore noble attire, though he was the farthest from nobility himself. He was in a black tuxedo with a white scarf about his chest. His tangled black mop atop his head was straightened and placed into a proper ponytail. His pale hands were offset by elegant rings on his fingers. Where he once smelled of death, now Taro left a pleasing fragrance around him. The reformed doctor grabbed his utensils and began to feast.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 8 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Thu 25 Feb 2021
at 22:55
  • msg #269

Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy paused and waited for a reply from the captain. When the strange mass of tattoos just kept walking, Iggy shrugged and continued to the helm. He could at least get the ship out of the harbor and away from Nero's minions. He hummed a little sea shanty in happiness as he made his way. This was kind of a dream come true for him. He could pilot this ship on his own now. No more being told what to do by that cranky old navigator Bobby, or worse, being hitched to that harness and forced to tow the yacht. He would go looking for it later and burn it. Fire was such a cleansing thing. His humming got louder, and with the odd multi pitch nature of his voice it kind of sounded like a cross between death metal and a tone deaf Mongolian throat singer. He strode to the helm and saw Bobby cowering in a corner. "Nero" The big man sobbed quietly, "Help me!"
Iggy grinned and shifted into his Dragon-man form. He grew in stature and he became covered in greenish blue scales. His face elongated and added rows of sharp pointed teeth, and he soon had a smaller version of his dragon head. The blubbering navigator shrank back. "I'm sorry Iggy, I was only doing as I was told! Please don't eat me!" The Dragon-man grabbed his coat and hauled him up. "Eat you? now why would I do that? I'm going to help you get back to Nero!" and with that he tossed the man over the side into the harbor. "Start swimming! He went that way!"
The humming came back and he carefully steered the ship out of the harbor.



He had just cleared the breakwater when Nezha returned. Iggy consulted the charts and set a course for <Insert destination here>. It would be the perfect place to go.
He locked the rudder and headed to the galley. He was starved.

He didn't bother changing form, grabbing a plate, or even introducing himself. Instead he grabbed the entire pot off the table. His mouth elongated as he tilted his head back and poured the steaming meat and noodles into his mouth. A couple of chews and a gulp later and the entire amount was gone. He burped loudly and began looking for something else to eat.
This message was last edited by the player at 18:01, Fri 26 Feb 2021.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 47 posts
Fri 26 Feb 2021
at 17:50
  • msg #270

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro continues to enjoy his victory meal that Nezha prepared. SLUUURRRRP “What a fine meal the Captain has prepared!” he thinks to himself. “I must discover his recipe!” As the doctor was savoring his plump noodles and tender steak, he noticed Ignatius enter the feeding hall. Taro immediately stood-up, bowed in Ignatius’ general direction, and began speaking. “My name is Dr. Taro Bonnett. It is a pleasure to meet you....” Taro paused with great anticipation to be properly introduced to Ignatius.
This message was last edited by the player at 18:01, Fri 26 Feb 2021.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 9 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Fri 26 Feb 2021
at 19:13
  • msg #271

Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy froze, still holding the pot. He had been so focused on the food that he didn't even notice that there was someone else at the table. He slowly turned to look at the doctor, taking in the finery of the man's clothing. Quickly he put the pot down and wiped his claws on the table cloth. There was a ripping sound as one snagged, but Iggy was always one to think quickly, and he shifted forms back to human instead of fighting the lacy thing. He shrunk down, Green scales giving way to light skin and flaming red hair. "It is good to meet you doctor! I am Ignatius Wanna, but my friends call me Iggy. I am the new navigator!"
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 48 posts
Fri 26 Feb 2021
at 19:35
  • msg #272

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro was startled by Ignatius’ sudden transformation, but was also fascinated by it. “Well, Iggy, I am glad we formally met. My, you are a unique specimen.” Taro starts to examine Ignatius from head to toe. “Does it...hurt?”, asked Dr. Taro inquisitively. “Your ability to shift at the snap of a nec- uhhh snap of a finger is truly remarkable.” Taro moves his hand towards Ignatius’ chest. “May I? Hmmm. Quite intriguing. I do not feel any heat emitting from your chest. I guess you don”t need to worry about heartburn if your heart is always burning!” Taro heartily chuckles and slaps his knee. “I’m sorry. I kill myself...” Taro begins to mumble under his breath. “...and most of my patients.” The good doctor clears his throat and refocuses his attention on Ignatius. “Ignatius, well, Iggy - do you mind if I conduct research on you?”
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 10 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Fri 26 Feb 2021
at 19:47
  • msg #273

Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy's smile froze. This was a weird one. At the doctor's touch, he recoiled back a step. "Of course I mind if you do research on me!" He growled out, flames licking out of his mouth. It was disturbing hearing such a monstrous voice coming from such a small man. "I just got free from Nero's slavery, I am my own man now!"
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 49 posts
Fri 26 Feb 2021
at 20:01
  • msg #274

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro’s excited demeanor quickly turned into disappointment. “Well, Ignatius, i will not enslave you to anything. In fact, I offer all of my services free of charge to fellow Dragonslay- uhmmm. We should probably rethink our little nomenclature.” Taro begins to chuckle nervously and steps towards Ignatius. “I promise my research on you will not be painful. You won’t even notice the slightest pinch!” Taro pokes Ignatius with his finger. “Did you feel that? That will be the most painful thing I will ever do to you.” Taro lifts his other hand and a pile of papers materializes in his grip. “Iggy, my new friend and patient, simply sign a few pages and we can begin!”
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 11 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Fri 26 Feb 2021
at 20:14
  • msg #275

Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy takes the pile of papers and holds them up. He makes eye contact with the doctor as a stream of fire consumes them. Not interested. he says, as he dunks his scalded hand into a pitcher of nearby water.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 50 posts
Fri 26 Feb 2021
at 20:23
  • msg #276

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro coldly stares into Ignatius’ fiery eyes and grins. “No problem, Iggy. If you ever need a doctor, you know where to find me.” Taro maintains his grin, winks at Ignatius, then shadow steps back to enjoying Nezhas’ meal.
This message was last edited by the player at 12:49, Wed 03 Mar 2021.
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 17 posts
Sat 27 Feb 2021
at 08:46
  • msg #277

Chapter 1: North Blue

Kamnari hovered in the air for a moment before becoming aware that the Doctor was already sitting at the dinner table. Upon seeing the ramen, Kaminari's eyes bulged with ramen bowls in them and he leaped long to the table and deeply inhaled the steaming noodles before digging in and grabbing sticks of the steaming carrots in between bites of ramen until his belly was fat and he had to lay on the deck with his arms and legs spread out to ease his pain. This was the best he had eaten in weeks, if not months and he felt safe and free and... happy?
Will of D.
GM, 150 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Mon 1 Mar 2021
at 15:02
  • msg #278

Chapter 1: North Blue

The next day, while sailing through clear skies and open waters, a News Coo dropped a paper onto the deck.

ASSASSINS STRIKE IN NORTH BLUE!

A new rookie pirate crew struck the peaceful port of His Most Holy Saint Nero’s shipyard in North Blue. Their elaborate plot to assassinate the Immortal Celestial Dragon was thwarted by the brave actions of everyday, faithful Navy soldiers, but the villains escaped with their lives! Every man died fighting these wicked pirates save for the officer, Captain Hemlock, who was only mortally wounded. His Perfection and Most Holy Saint Nero has the loyal and brave captain under close watch by the best doctors in the world, while the perpetrators remain at large!

The paper included loose leaf wanted posters for each of the Dragonslayer Pirates:

KAMINARI "DRAGONSLAYER" MAZUMA
B 100,000,000
    The primary assassin, who struck Saint Nero. This man appears to have eaten the Bunny-Bunny Fruit.
IGNATIUS "THE DRAGON" WANNA
B 90,000,000
    This slave of Nero is known to have eaten the Dragon-Dragon Fruit. He also attempted to kill Saint Nero with dragon fire.
CABLE "PACIFISTA" WHITEWALL
B 75,000,000
    This former student of Dr. Vegapunk has stolen some of his master’s technology, using a weapon cannibalized from the Pacifista laser.
TARO "THE DEMON" BONNET
B 60,000,000
    This disgraced physician has obtained unknown abilities reminiscent of a demon. Origin of abilities unknown.
IREZUMI D. NEZHA
B 40,000,000
    Another slave of Nero, this man somehow survived execution for insubordination. Other abilities unknown, but possibly linked to strange tribal body tattoos.

Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 12 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Mon 1 Mar 2021
at 16:40
  • msg #279

Chapter 1: North Blue

Having eaten all that he could, Iggy headed up to the deck to check on the heading. He wasn't sure who the bunny was, but he figured if they were suppose to work together someone would introduce them. As he walked across the deck he spotted the news and picked it up. A piece of paper was sticking out just enough for him to realize that it had his name on it. Could it be? He had always wanted one. He grabbed the paper and pulled it free, his eyes bulging in joy as he confirmed that it was indeed a bounty poster. "YES!!!" he roared, "90 million Berrie!" A streak of fire escaped his mouth on accident and caught the corner on fire. Joy soon turned to panic as he frantically blew on the fire to extinguish it. In his panic more flames came out and the fire continued to grow. Screaming in terror he dropped the bounty to the ground and began stomping on it. It was singed and pretty crispy, but it still had his picture and that incredible number.
This message was last edited by the player at 06:17, Tue 02 Mar 2021.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 51 posts
Wed 3 Mar 2021
at 13:34
  • msg #280

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro continues to gulp down his fresh wine and inhale the shiny noodles and juicy meat prepared for him. The good doctor is enjoying the meal until he is met with a foreign voice. Dr. Taro hears in a smooth, professional tone “Good Doctor, it is nice to meet you!” Taro drops his fork and sets his goblet of wine down in an awkward rush. He looks around the table and, while not seeing anyone, stands up to survey the room for any other persons who have joined him. The eloquent voice persists. “Mr. Bonnet, my sincere apologies. It was rude of me not only withholding any introduction but not scheduling a meeting with you. My name is Sir Foster Orik. I knew I had to meet the famed Bonnett once word spread across the North Blue!” Taro’s look of worry turned into one of hesitant appreciation. “Oh, Mr. Orik. I am...glad to hear you have appropriated my name in a positive light.” “Well, of course!” replied Foster. “Despite the rumors of your gruesome murders and mutating into a demonic beast, your hands will be very useful!” “Oh?” Dr. Taro responded inquisitively. “Yes” said Foster Orik. “You will need your hands in about...wait for it...three...two... one. Ah yes, now you should feel it.” As soon as the voice finished his last sentence, Taro felt his blood begin to boil and started to choke. Taro clutched his own neck as he began to feel drowsy. “Mr. Bonnet, you have saved your incompetent “captain” Nezha from death. Let’s see if you can save yourself.” Mr. Orik’s voice begins to trail off. “The rightfully earned “Captain” Hemlock sends his greetings.” Taro, barely being able to move, starts to perform surgery on himself. With a limp grip of his scalpel, he makes an incision in his wrist to begin bloodletting and faints. Sir Foster Orik, one of Hemlock’s assassins, poisoned Taro. Of Orik’s many unique traits, his being a fork was not one of them.
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 18 posts
Tue 9 Mar 2021
at 02:09
  • msg #281

Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari saw his Wanted poster and blushed and could barely form the words with the giant smile on his face, "100,000,000 Beli?!" "Primary assassin?!" as his jaw dropped to the deck, but was quickly shut and then "Man?!" the last word he said with an incredulous look of surprise before breaking out in laughter, "I wonder what my family is thinking back on Mink Island!" and continued rolling with laughter.
This message was lightly edited by the player at 02:10, Tue 09 Mar 2021.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 66 posts
Tue 9 Mar 2021
at 18:09
  • msg #282

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Lowest bounty of the entire crew? I suppose they think that's an insult?" Nezha says, "Look at the size of these bounties though and every officer in the crew has one! We gave them a black eye and they know it!"

"I suspect that the hidden meaning here is that Captain Hemlock killed all the other marines present and that St. Nero is really the one receiving medical attention." he muses as everyone aboard gathers on deck passing the leaflets about, "A pity the bastard survived..."

He turns to address the assembled crew and freed slaves alike, briefly observes Dr. Bonnet mumbling to himself then pass out from bleeding himself for some inexplicable reason, then shakes his head, "May I have your attention? Yesterday, we were all a part of something great! A first blow among many that we will deal to the World Government until we topple their evil regime! Many of your were slaves, but now you stand as free men through our efforts. I stand before you to offer the opportunity to join my crew and help us to do the same for those like you and for the rest of the world."

He casts his gaze about the men and women assembled on the deck before raising his voice to shout, "WHAT SAY YOU!? WILL YOU JOIN US!? WILL YOU BE DRAGONSLAYERS!?"

Talker! 13 success by 0. Will spend my WCP for a higher margin if that matters.
Will of D.
GM, 152 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Mon 15 Mar 2021
at 13:21
  • msg #283

Chapter 1: North Blue

The former slaves gathered to hear the captain’s speech. They spoke in hushed tones amongst themselves, some looking worried, others hesitant, and still others excited.

The “master servant” among them came forward, glancing back to the others. Some of them shrugged, but most nodded. She was a tall, slender woman, with short, white hair and lined, worn skin. She stood straight-backed, arms folded, and didn’t even hint at a smile. The intensity of her crystal blue eyes was striking, almost defiant—a rare quality in a slave, especially one of her age.

"Every one of us has a history full of pain and sorrow, agony and misery," she said, her voice smooth and warm. "We’ve lost family, friends, homes, entire islands. We’ve been subjected to the harshest of tortures as punishment, and only slightly less harsh the work we’ve had to endure. This group is but the smallest fraction of the countless hundreds, maybe thousands of souls lost to Nero’s sadistic treatment of his personal slaves."

The woman clenched a fist, the other hands resting behind her back. Other ex-slaves seemed to harden their gaze, a wave of resolve washing over the crowd.

"We will all join you, captain Nezha. Every one of us is a Dragonslayer at heart, and we will join your crew. If you will have us, we shall all be your Nakama!"

The slaves erupted into cheers. All hints of hesitation and worry fled as shadows before the light of the sun. They eventually quieted, clasping each other on the shoulders, moving around to introduce themselves to the crew.

"I am Viola," said the woman who had spoke on behalf of the other slaves. "Aside from running the ship, we want to know how to fight. We want to be able to slay Dragons ourselves if the need—or opportunity—should arise."
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 67 posts
Tue 16 Mar 2021
at 03:53
  • msg #284

Chapter 1: North Blue

"You are now Lieutenant Commander Viola. Since you speak for the rest of the crew you will be the top of their command chain." Nezha says walking through corridors expecting her to keep up, "You know their skillsets and the leaders among them, I will trust you to assign ranks and duties among them."

"As much as we despise the way the World Government abuses it's power through the Navy, I want us to perfect their model in the way we organize and discipline ourselves. It will be familiar enough to everyone and vital to our success." Nezha says, then his smile turns predatory as they make their way on deck, "And we will certainly be teaching every last one of you to fight and equipping you to do so. I think everyone can see the wisdom of leaving the heavy hitters and fruit eaters among our enemies to the officers, but having you lot to take on their crews will mean no one can get a numbers advantage on us."

"And we aren't stopping here either. Our goals will not be accomplished by a single ship, I intend to have an armada of Dragonslayers before this work is done." he says gesturing out at the sea around the ship, "First orders: organize the crew and assign ranks; bring me the roster when completed. Get an inventory of our supplies and weapons, I suspect we'll need to go shopping in order to outfit everyone. Oh, and I'd like the crew to come up with some sort of uniform, we're going to build ourselves a reputation and I want people to recognize us on sight. Thank you."
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 13 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Wed 17 Mar 2021
at 01:11
  • msg #285

Chapter 1: North Blue

That horrible screeching voice rose above the clamor, and the occupants of the ship shuddered, one poor young girl even passed out. "Captain, Might we be called the Dragon... slayers? I'll be the mascot and we could have a dragon theme." Iggy glanced over at the doctor, "I don't want anyone getting confused as to who we are slaying."
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 52 posts
Wed 17 Mar 2021
at 04:21
  • msg #286

Chapter 1: North Blue

     Taro nodded and grinned from ear to ear when he heard Iggy’s remark. He turned his attention to the freed slaves and began to introduce himself. “Welcome, all of you, to the Dragonslayers! I am Dr. Taro Bonnet, surgeon to the seas. I want you to take a moment and inhale deeply. Do you smell that?” Taro sniffed the air with exaggeration. “That, my green Dragonslayers, is the smell of freedom! Now that you have been liberated, vast opportunities are presented before you like a royal feast. Our captain and my fellow commanders will take you under our wing to teach you our various skills respectively. The only time you will ever witness a blade in my hand is when I am performing surgery. I have sworn to only use sharp objects to heal, not hurt. If you choose to learn from me, I promise that you will become an invaluable asset to our company. Our crew facing wounds inflicted upon us by the marines is inevitable. Not only have you experienced their atrocities in the past, but expect them to be an ever-present source of harm. I will train you how to repair your fellow Dragonslayers not if, but when, they are wounded. So then, who desires to help maintain the heartbeat of our fleet?”
     After a few brief moments, three hands were raised. “Well then, you three, come with me,” said Taro. The three that joined Taro were all short and starved due to their recent enslavement. All of them were hesitant to speak but Taro managed to retrieve some of their information. The woman was the first of them who spoke. “I am Alena. I...I have never been able to heal another, let alone use medical equipment.” “I am Otokar and I have never come close to curing anyone of anything.” “The closest I have come to performing surgery was when I tried to ‘operate’ on the marine that took me from my family,” said Gustav. Taro nodded in affirmation. “My fellow Dragonslayers, by the time I am finished with you, the whole North Blue will know of your healing mastery! Come! Let me show you my deftness with a blade and be sure to imitate everything I do.” All three of the freed slaves yelled in unison, “Aye, aye, Dr. Bonnet!” “I have just the cadaver to work on! He is still alive, so we must be careful.” “Captain Nezha, give me time alone with these three and Harambe for the next few weeks. A surgeon needs his privacy…” Dr. Taro grinned, performed an about-face, then led his new pupils to Harambe’s quarters.

*camera pans to Dr. Taro, Alena, Gustav, and Otokar hovering over Harambe. Dr. Taro is wearing his blood-stained mask, spectacles, and is holding his scalpel and a handsaw. The slaves have a look of horror on their face*

     Dr. Taro cleared his throat and said, “Class has begun…”

     After weeks and weeks, no one has seen Taro, the three pupils, or Harambe. However, many screams and sobs could be heard throughout the ship from their quarters. Finally, after a few weeks have passed, Taro and his pupils emerged - Taro the same, yet they have changed, better yet...improved.

     When Alena walked out, she was transformed. Her hair turned a shock white. Her eyes became a red glare, while bloody rags covered her nose and mouth. Her skin became deathly pale. Her hands became elongated claws.

     When Gustav emerged, he seemed similar, except for his recently acquired thousand-yard stare. His new look seemed as if a mere glance from him could pierce a marine’s soul...if they had one!

     Probably the most disturbing change was Otokar. His whole body became mutated and hunched-over - now walking about the deck with a terrible gait.

     Dr. Taro hopped onto a crate and with a look of pride began to exclaim, “Dragonslayers! Meet your new medical team, the Slayer’s Surgeons: Alena Drahomíra, my personal assistant, Gustav ‘The Manical Medic’ Vratislav, and Otokar ‘Otto’ Svalich, surgical servant.”
This message was last edited by the player at 04:37, Wed 17 Mar 2021.
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 19 posts
Sat 20 Mar 2021
at 07:12
  • msg #287

Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari looked over the freed slaves who were now in his charge after commanding them to line up in columns, tap the person in front of them if they were taller, and started walking between them to look them up and down, sniffing some while they looked ahead nervously. Some instinctively sucked in their gut and puffed out their chest. Others continued to slouch or look maniacally into the horizon, waiting for their opportunity to swing from the masts.

Once he made his way through all of them a first time, he stood before them and announced, "You [dramatic pause] are the Ichigo-Umaishiru-Tsunabashigo-Kazoku!" and they all looked at each other confused before registering what he said and had looks of approval and then broke out in a cheer that sounded more terrifying than joyous. "Let's go swing from the masts!" and they all scrambled up the Main, Fore, and Mizzen Masts or climbed up Jacob's Ladder to reach the "Fighting Top" or the "Crow's Nest" and proceeded to swing and crash into each other before Kaminari organized them and had them all swinging in unison and in the same direction... but not before some black eyes and bloody noses were exchanged and some of them had to be fished out of the water with their clumsiness in letting go of the ropes.

Kaminari also named some of his members:

  • There was Blondie, a shaggy haired, sleepy eyed, blonde-haired young man who Kaminari believed was more than he could see, maybe a berserker... or maybe he was just lazy. Kaminari had a feeling it was one of those.

  • Spike was a bald man with a single spike sticking out of a pauldron on his left shoulder which is the only armor he wore, no shirt, and he idly spun a large nail in his hand.

  • Blades had multiple sheathed and tied on daggers attached all around him

  • Kyoketsushouge was a slender man armed with a rope weapon with a sickle on one end and a ring on the other (his namesake)

  • Tantou was a member who carries a short sword and an empty sheath for a katana

  • and Uppu (Burp in Japanese) was a short and chinstrap bearded man who carries a hammer

Will of D.
GM, 153 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 20 Mar 2021
at 20:24
  • msg #288

Chapter 1: North Blue

The Dragonslayer Pirates spent several weeks sailing the seas of North Blue, recovering from the battle and training the new recruits. Another News Coo dropped a paper off:

REVOLUTIONARY SPY CAPTURED!
A revolutionary spy infiltrated the highest levels of the world government, but some daring agents of Cypher Pol captured the villain! Juan Sebastian Monticello is currently in Marine custody, set to be transferred to Impel Down as soon as they can transport him to the Grand Line.

Hours later, the crew had an unexpected visitor. In the middle of the ocean.

ZRP!

Out of nowhere, a woman of average stature and slight build appeared standing on deck right in the middle of a combat training session. She wore a well-tailored white business suit cut in stylish fashion for a woman. She had a wide-brimmed hat with a red feather tucked in the band. After flourishing a bow, she replace the hat and tipped the brim up to expose her angular face with sharp features and bright red lipstick. Her dark brown eyes felt cold despite her warm smile.

"I am Henrietta D. Morgan, a lieutenant in the Revolutionary Army," she said. "We have some intelligence to share, and a favor to ask, Captain Nezha."

Her form flickered, a faint humming noise undulating to match the distortion.

"First of all, Nero is dead. CP9 attempted a rescue, but either he was already dead by Kaminari’s hand or Iggy finished him off. The CP9 agents lead Seban into a trap. CP9 executed all the Marines that witnessed the incident, and took Hemlock in for interrogation. They’re currently searching for Harambe."

Henrietta hesitated for a moment, her eyes flicking to Dr. Taro and back.

"Hemlock is going to hunt you down. That’s just a side note. Here’s the important bit: We do not know Seban’s current location, but he’s still in North Blue, and they’ll be taking him over the Reverse Mountain to the Grand Line. There is only one major stopping point before that: Lvneel Kingdom. The king there has a tenuous relationship to the World Government for a reason that has alluded even us, so there is less of a military presence there, but Navy ships do stop off to supply before heading to the Grand Line. Most people do, for those willing to make the dangerous journey."

She looked at Cable, then back to Nezha.

"Mr. Whitewall is needed," she said. "Zhenren didn’t mention why, but it’s very important. I wouldn’t be here otherwise. We’ve established a secure location for his work. I do have something in the way of trade, though it won’t replace him."

She held out an empty hand, and a strange looking fruit appeared with a soft zrp.

"The Gear-Gear Fruit will not replace Mr. Whitewall, but it will go a long way to letting your crew operate his various modifications efficiently."

She held the fruit out to Nezha.

"I’m sorry that I must be so brief, but it truly is a matter of some urgency," she said. "But you will see Cable again."

With a ZRP she was standing next to Cable, and another ZRP a mere heartbeat later and they were both gone.

There are 8 official Cypher Pols, but CP9 is often thought of as a myth, the government’s secret assassins.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 68 posts
Sun 21 Mar 2021
at 02:22
  • msg #289

Chapter 1: North Blue

The fast talking Revolutionary disappears with his Shipwright and he is left holding a devilfruit. He stands there silent for a minute to digest the information that they just received. Then he calls out, "Dragonslayers! All hands on deck!"

As the crew all assembles he orders his thoughts then addresses the them, "Dragonslayers! I have news from the Revolutionary Army! St. Nero, the bastard world noble who ruined so many lives... IS DEAD!"

He pauses as the crew bursts into cheering and tears of joy. When they quiet down he continues, "It is a great first step! A monumental victory! But there is still much work to be done! Our first mate Seban has been captured by CP9. They are taking him to the Grand Line and we are going to intercept them in the Lvneel Kingdom and take him back!"

"CP9 has thus far in history managed to keep their existence a myth so we know they are extremely powerful and totally without mercy. But we will not fear them, for we are are Dragonslayers. Lieutenant Commander Viola! Please step forward!" he shouts, "Viola will be in charge when the Commanders and I are away and she will serve in my stead on this ship. To empower her success and yours the Revolutionary Army has given us a devilfruit, the Gear Gear Fruit, which will enable Lieutenant Commander Viola to lead and protect you as well as any of the other officers!"

"Commander Wanna, please chart a course for Lvneel Kingdom. I want better than best speed, we have an officer to rescue."
This message was last edited by the player at 04:34, Sun 21 Mar 2021.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 14 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Sun 21 Mar 2021
at 03:11
  • msg #290

Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy watched as he crew mates picked assistants from among the former slaves. He knew that it would be good to have a back up helmsman or two even. He had to sleep sometimes, and who would sail the ship when he had to roast a marine? Then he remembered Timmy, or Jimmy, no... probably Timmy, who had been in charge of cleaning up after the old navigator. "I bet he picked up a thing or two about navigation during that time" He walked over to the man, "Timmy, I need you to be my helmsman. I'll teach you everything I know about sailing the seas as well." The man paled, "Why is your voice so scary..." Iggy grabbed him by the arm and began dragging him to the helm. "It's always like that, cost of breathing fire." he paused and grinned, "Worth it though."


Hearing the captain's call, Iggy left Timmy in charge of the helm, and walked to the railing. He could see the captain from there, and the wind brought his voice and the news of Nero's death clearly to him. "HUZZAH!" He roared, a plume of fire jetting out. "The bastard had it coming, I'm glad I could be the one to finish him off." A glance from the captain reminded him to keep still and he listened to Nezha complete his orders.

"If that man helped give me my freedom, then by all means lets help give him his." He turned and immediately began consulting his charts and planning a course
Will of D.
GM, 155 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Tue 23 Mar 2021
at 13:36
  • msg #291

Chapter 1: North Blue

Viola took the fruit offered by Nezha and raised an eyebrow. She took a bite, the nearly gagged.

"Tastes like sea-soaked refuse, but worse," she said, trying to maintain the barest decorum while nearly vomiting.

Her eyes widened for a moment, and then she smiled. "I think I understand," she said, laying a hand to the railing of the ship. She closed her eyes. "I can feel something of how it works, the moving parts and the operation of them." Her eyes opened and widened, then she turned to Nezha. "Captain, Mr. Whitewall was quite busy outfitting the ship before his departure. I think you’ll be pleased."

Location: North Blue
Lvneel Kingdom

The island of Lvneel Kingdom was luscious green rolling hills with scattered trees. A town rose out of the hills which sat nearest the sea on this side. A grand walled city sat further inland, its towers and palace capped by bulbous domes that tapered to a point on top, giant teardrops of red and yellow stripes capping pink stone walls and towers. Tiny flags flew from the tallest towers and the central palace.

There were dozens of ships docked at harbor, but no Navy vessels of any sort. Lvneel was renowned for its centuries old story of Mont Blanc Noland, a man who sailed the seas for adventure, returning from the Grand Line with tales of a city of gold. When the king of Lvneel sent 2,000 men with him to find this city, they found only a jungle. Most of the men had died on the journey, and Noland was condemned a liar and executed for it. A book recounting the story was popular even 400 years later in North Blue, titled Liar Noland.

The town at harbor was busy, shops of all shapes and sizes offering wares to people,  many Pirates, most of which boasted of heading to the Grand Line soon. It was strange that a kingdom allegedly tenuous in its relation to the World Government would so openly aid Pirates, or perhaps this was the reason the relationship was tenuous. Still, it was something of an oddity to see no Navy presence.

This is a supply spot, so let me know what you want to gather for supplies, and anything else you’d like to explore. There’s some historical sites related to Mont Blanc Noland you could see, as well as some interesting shops, or you could see about visiting the palace. Or whatever you want!
Will of D.
GM, 157 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Wed 24 Mar 2021
at 15:25
  • msg #292

Chapter 1: North Blue

The market was not as full as one might expect for what would be the last stop for many pirates before heading to the Grand Line, but it was busy enough that you could disappear into the crowd anyway. There were several noteworthy establishments:

Weapons ARR Us was, as advertised, a place well-known for having every variety of gun, blade, or cudgel one could hope to find, a favorite stop for any pirate.

Deep Sea Diverse supposedly had anything and everything you could  wed for sailing and other sorts of seafaring.

Pharms Dealer was a well-stocked pharmacy, with other medical supplies.

The Swaggy Sailor was a combination tap-house/hostel with a massive gift shop, full of piratey souvenirs.

Fancy Pantsy was a cheap clothing store, but themed itself around pirate pants for some reason.

Regalia Emporium was an upscale fashion store (dress code required), obviously tailored to the snobbish sensibilities of local and visiting nobility. It also included a very well-known jewelry store inside.

The Meat Market was mainly a massive supply of fish, but there were some shambles for other meats scattered throughout the long, open conglomeration of shops.

There were few other large stores, but dozens if not hundreds of tiny shops, some little more than a cart with an awning, with a broad variety of goods, baskets, trinkets, snacks, candles, you name it.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 15 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Wed 24 Mar 2021
at 23:52
  • msg #293

Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy was excited to go ashore. It was his first time as a free man in years, and he was eager to breath free air on land again. He had spent the weeks of travel strengthening his body. It was a wonder what healthy food could do, and for the first time in his life he was eating 3 square meals a day. In between meals and his duties navigating, he spent time sparing with Kaminari. The mink was a formidable foe, but that was how you grew better, find tough people to fight. His reflexes grew quicker, and he learned a few new tricks in hand to hand combat. But now they were docked, and he had a mission to accomplish. He had dreamed of this opportunity for as long as he could remember, and now, with the money that he had pilfered from Nero's cabin, He would find a restaurant and eat as much as he could. Today he would learn what it was like to not be hungry. Sure the captain fed them well, and sure he ate more than everyone else, but he always felt that hunger. He had felt it since childhood, as he wandered the streets, begging and stealing, and no matter how much he ate, it was still there. He grinned, checked his money, and vaulted over the railing.

Cut to scene of Timmy rolling Iggy back to the ship. He is as wide around as he is tall, and so fat that he cannot touch the ground with arms or legs while lying down.

"What are you doing??? I wasn't *Urp* done yet!"

"I'm sorry Mr. Wanna, but I'm scared that you are going to pop if you eat any more!"
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 53 posts
Thu 25 Mar 2021
at 01:51
  • msg #294

Chapter 1: North Blue

     Dr. Taro was operating on a fellow Dragonslayer when he heard landfall was near. In excitement, Taro called out to his team. “Gustav, come quick and assist Alena in completing this procedure.” “Of course, good doctor,” Gustav replied. Taro continued. “Alena, be sure to remember your training and save this pirate’s life! Otto, follow any reasonable order Gustav or Alena command you to do.” Alena nodded in silence. “Yeshhhh, guuuuddd dokktohr.”, grumbled Otto. Taro’s attention shifted back to the man on the bloody wooden table. “This former slave seems like he has been through a tumultuous time based on his cuts and bruises. Do any of you know his predicament?” Gustav, without skipping a beat, responded. “Dr. Taro, he’s heartless.” Taro was taken aback by Gustav’s response. “Gustav! How dare you speak about a man like this? Surely no one is perfect and we have all made our mistakes, but to say he is ‘heartless’ crosses the line!” The three assistants exchanged worried looks between themselves and remained silent. Taro became frustrated and shouted, “Do you all tolerate this?!” Gustav spoke with great hesitation. “Uhmm…Good Doctor...he is heartless…” “Yes?...” “He is heartless because you are literally holding his heart in your hand.” Taro immediately looked down at his hand and realized he was clutching the still-beating heart. Dr. Taro screamed, his three assistants screamed, and the former slave, currently heartless, sat up and screamed.

*The camera pans out to show the external view of the surgery room, where the chaos can only be heard and no longer witnessed.*

     After a few moments of hidden bedlam, Taro walked out breathing heavily while drenched in blood. Taro began to take a deep breath, spun in place like a wicked maelstrom, vanished, then reappeared. Taro was altogether a new man in his new attire. A faded black tophat adorned his head. His eyes were protected with earless, gray spectacles that rested on his nose. His straight, black hair rested at his shoulder blades. He wore a black and red three-piece suit with a scarf as white as his lifeless skin. He carried a black walking stick that had a silver skull handle. Taro said to himself in a soft and refined voice, “No one is flyer than this vampire.”

*Camera pans to a still shot of Taro smirking, winking, and shooting finger guns.*

     Taro set out to explore the Lvneel Kingdom with one purpose - secure a gift for his new assistants. Taro thought there could be no better present for his students than new surgical equipment. The fresh Taro walked around for a bit, asking the locals where he might be able to purchase new medical supplies. All of the locals were helpful, but Taro had absolutely no clue where to go. After a few hours, he finally found the Pharms Dealer. Taro acquired the new supplies and tipped the gentleman with a generous offering. Taro made his way back towards the ship, but he got lost again. Eventually, after a few hours, the fresh Doctor made it back to the Dragonslayer’s company. Taro brought the new supplies to Alena, Otto, and Gustav, and the three assistants were overcome with joy. “Oh, Dr. Taro, you are too kind!”, exclaimed Gustav. Otto ran to Taro and gave him a bearhug, which caused Taro’s eyes to shoot-out five feet then return. “Masshhtuurrrrrr, I rovvvvee youuuu.”, said Otto. Alena simply grinned with gratitude. “Now, let us return to saving Dragonslayers and toppling the evil Marines!” “Aye, aye, Dr. Taro!”
Will of D.
GM, 158 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 25 Mar 2021
at 02:25
  • msg #295

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Bonnet found something intriguing when looking through the medical supplies in Pharms Dealer: a scalpel. But not just an ordinary scalpel. The tiny blade was kept in a glass case, with a very large sign that said, DO NOT OPEN! The case was hanging on the wall behind the cashier, like a decoration. The handle of the blade was of one piece, a solid silvery metal, with exquisite etchings in a mesmerizing pattern, flowing with the shape which looked form-fitted for a hand, but somehow also in the form of tongues of fire. The blade itself was tiny, but the metal was a distinct, solid black, so black in fact that the edge of the blade was indistinguishable at a distance. It was not a glossy black, which was odd since most blades would be kept well-oiled to prevent corrosion, even ones on display.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 54 posts
Thu 25 Mar 2021
at 03:00
  • msg #296

Chapter 1: North Blue

After Dr. Taro brought his gifts to his assistants, he pulled a small, glass case from his pocket. "Treat thyself!"

Taro opens the glass case.
Will of D.
GM, 160 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 25 Mar 2021
at 03:20
  • msg #297

Chapter 1: North Blue

As Taro reached for the glass case, the cashier squealed.

"EEEEEEK!"

He tried to bat away the Vampire’s hand, but was too slow and weak. Taro popped the case open, and the blade seemed to suck the light from around it, a sort of reverse glow.

"That thing is cursed! Now you’ve let it free! You have to take it!"

He fumbled at the case, removing it from the wall mounts and dropping it on the counter, hands shaking.

"It’s rumored to have belonged to the Surgeon of Death, a serial killer who butchered his 'patients' with this very blade..."

He pushed the case toward Taro.

"Take it! You opened it! Take it!"
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 55 posts
Thu 25 Mar 2021
at 03:38
  • msg #298

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro's eyes grew wider and wider as he was admiring this hell forged scalpel. Taro started to slowly turn to look at the shopkeep's face. "Well, friend, we all have made terrible decisions in our past. I see the horrible atrocities you have committed before me. For instance, how dare you not offer any 'buy one/get one' deals! You greedy monster! But I digress. Who was this surgeon?"
Will of D.
GM, 161 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 25 Mar 2021
at 05:08
  • msg #299

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Buy one get one...," the man stared blankly. "I said take it. That’s better than any deal. It’s free...." He just stared in confusion for a moment. "I don’t know his name. All I know is they call him the Surgeon of Death, and he likes to cut people up. I don’t know if he’s a real surgeon, actually. He slices people up like an autopsy or something, then dismembers them piece by piece, but they’re usually alive when he starts. Supposedly he bathed the blade in the blood of his victims before “performing surgery” on them... sick bastard."
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 56 posts
Thu 25 Mar 2021
at 11:55
  • msg #300

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro reached down and grabbed the scalpel. While the good Doctor continued to stare at the scalpel with great focus, he responded to the shopkeep. "It is funny you mention he is a surgeon. I happen to be one as well, but most of my patients survive. Most..." Taro winked at the shopkeep. "How did you come across such a fine medical instrument? And who has been telling you these fanciful tales of this supposed 'Surgeon of Death'?"
Will of D.
GM, 162 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 25 Mar 2021
at 13:24
  • msg #301

Chapter 1: North Blue

"It was recovered from his corpse when he was slain by the rioting mob that came after him," he said. "It was said that whoever took up the blade was corrupted by it, used it for evil, always offering to heal but literally bathing the knife in the blood of his patients. An entire kingdom fell to the blade’s malevolence. A lone vagabond survived the catastrophe, having wrapped the blade in cloth and sealed it in a box. He brought it here before he collapsed dead from the effort. It’s been hanging on the wall for generations. The evil from the knife eventually consumed the cloth that wrapped it, though the case has remained study. Opening it unleashed the curse. You must take it away from here. Cast it into the depths of the sea!"
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 57 posts
Thu 25 Mar 2021
at 13:39
  • msg #302

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro thought to himself for a brief moment then spoke. “ I have had a pretty rough existence myself. Some fairytale curse is worth the benefit of having such a finely crafted medical tool. Thank you, random shopkeep.” Taro started to exit the establishment but briefly paused before leaving.  “Oh, by the way. Here’s a word of advice. It’s best not to put on display cursed instruments recovered from monstrous surgeons. History has a way of repeating itself...”. Taro left the shop, eager to use his new instrument.
Will of D.
GM, 164 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 25 Mar 2021
at 14:38
  • msg #303

Chapter 1: North Blue

As Taro grasped the scalpel, he could feel something very odd about it. He got the sense that something the shopkeep said was actually true, but he couldn’t quite place what it was. The blade seemed to call to him faintly, begging for blood so it could heal. It wasn’t words, exactly, not like the chats the doctor enjoyed with his personal tools. It was more of a feeling, a desire to help, to heal, but also a need for blood. Lots of blood....

You’ve acquired a special surgery tool. If you choose to use it in trying to perform surgery, I will introduce the basics of what it does at that time. Until then.... >:-)
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 58 posts
Fri 26 Mar 2021
at 18:15
  • msg #304

Chapter 1: North Blue

As Taro surprised his assistants with their gifts, the joyous occasion quickly turned somber within Taro. He felt the new scalpel call to him, but the shadow blade desired something else - blood. Taro’s laugh became nervous and he excused himself. “Well, my fine students, I must go tend to the lieutenant. Alena, you will handle any immediate surgeries. Gustav, if we have a waitlist, you will take patients for yourself. Otto, smash anyone who threatens Alena or Gustav.” Taro walked with a quickened pace to Harambe’s quarters, having struggled to discern this scalpel’s will during that distance. Taro entered the surgery cell by himself with Harambe, began to change into his medical attire, and addressed Harambe. “You know, lieutenant, I have great respect for the marines.” Taro donned his blood-ridden coat. “The way you are able to make commands of your subjects and how they follow them…” *Taro raised the scalpel and directed his sight towards the blade* “...with great precision, astonishes me.” Taro approached Harambe, scalpel primed in his right hand. “Now, let us see if we can find where your tactical prowess comes from within…”

Taro began to operate on Harambe with his shadowy scalpel, having gently poked and prodded him, which then continued to deeper incisions.
Will of D.
GM, 171 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Mon 29 Mar 2021
at 13:33
  • msg #305

Chapter 1: North Blue

As the doctor made his first incision, the blade began to scream in his mind.

BLOOD! MORE BLOOD! I NEED BLOOD! MUST FEED! DRINK THE BLOOD! SWEET SWEET BLOOD! BLOOOOOOD!

The inverted light that faintly emanated from the tiny blade suddenly vanished, giving a perfect luminescent glow that lit the surgery table as Taro worked. The first drop of blood appeared to cause this change. And the blade was literally drinking the blood, providing suction around the incision. It cut through flesh like hot butter, making the task effortless and precise. The doctor continued his work, getting into the deeper portions of the abdominal cavity where Harambe had sustained deep internal wounds, and heavy damage to vital organs. There was still much work to be done repairing, and had to work in stages to not overburden the man’s heart, and to give him time to recovery and replenish blood between surgeries. Once Taro was about finished with the work, the blade started making awkward sounds of pleasure, like a fat kid after an oversized meal. Then the scalpel began to repair the injuries, even the difficult ones Taro had been working on! It was like the blade absorbed blood to a certain point, and then began absorbing injury itself! It even appeared to secrete an antiseptic, and absorb necrotic flesh! When the healing had subsided, the blade returned to its original state of a black, inverted glow.

Thank you, doctor. Your skills are extraordinary, and I have not fed in ages! What is your name, good sir? You can call me Asmodeus, Crown Prince of Hell, King of Demons, and Lord of Destruction! It’s a pleasure to make your acquaintance!

The voice crescendoed into a mad cackle before fading into insane giggles....

Statistically speaking, it allows Surgery at no penalty for lack of tools (other than itself). The scalpel requires blood equivalent to 3d injury, after which it will heal twice the injury sustained to activate it. As long as it doesn’t kill the patient first, it works miracles of healing! Unlike your Blood Healing power, it does cure poison and disease: Poison is considered “cured” as long as the damage taken (or which would be taken) is healed completely, and Disease is treated as long as the penalty to cure would not exceed half the amount of injury it would heal (i.e., it would cure a disease with no worse than -10 penalty if you rolled 10 for injury required, and thus 20 HP healed).

But it’s also a little crazy . . . so it’s a good fit. ^_^

Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 59 posts
Mon 29 Mar 2021
at 15:18
  • msg #306

Chapter 1: North Blue

     As Taro began his use of the scalpel he was a bit startled to hear a voice in his head. However, Taro was not too concerned, as he was already accustomed to hearing voices within his mind. “So, it is blood you crave. I can empathize with you!” said Taro. Taro was amazed at how he was able to let the scalpel do most of the work. Sure, the blade might have downed blood like a pledge at a frat house during a kegger, but the scalpel saved Harambe’s life. After Taro finished working on Harambe, the scalpel introduced himself.

*Camera pans out and shows Taro covered in blood, leaning over a maltreated Harambe who is recovering. Taro looks to the camera, lifts his palms upward, and shrugs his shoulders.*

     Taro reverted his gaze to the scalpel and greeted his new friend. “Mr. Asmodeus, the pleasure is all mine! I am sure we wi-...” Taro could not finish his sentence before he heard Asmodeus’ exit. “Well, until we meet again...but for now…” Taro paused, took a deep breath, closed his eyes, then screamed, “NEZHAAAAAAAAA!”
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 20 posts
Tue 30 Mar 2021
at 06:04
  • msg #307

Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari shouted to his charges already swabbing the deck and tightening the ropes, "Nakama! I'm off to town to buy supplies! Anyone who slacks off too long will be the Figurehead of this ship!" and there was a brief pause before everyone, including Kaminari, burst out in laughter. It was good to be around other freed slaves and even better that they all shared the same dark humor.

Kaminari then dashed to the Meat Market and set his eyes on a pair of Tomahawk steaks and began eating them just before paying with the booty from the Captain's Quarters, causing the young merchant a bit of alarm before turning around, the merchant's mouth agape and then closing with a smile as he eyed the gold and then Kaminari requested a drink of warm, fresh yogurt from an old woman which he drank with a smile.

After this, Kaminari went to the clothing district and found a fine quality white ruffled shirt and a pair of baggy breeches he thought would look especially flashy when swinging to an enemy ship.

From here, he stopped at the Deep Sea Diverse where he saw some strong ropes for lashing to an enemy ship when the shimmer of what were probably a thousand blades (including throwing knives, Kaminari wondered - something he had considered ideal for throwing at the faces of enemies as he swung to their ship) in a nearby weapons shop caught his eye...
Will of D.
GM, 175 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 1 Apr 2021
at 00:37
  • msg #308

Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari eventually found his way to Weapons ARR Us. The sign was designed like a Jolly Roger, with an eye-patch wearing skull, but surrounding the skull and behind it was every kind of weapon you could imagine, rifles, pistols, swords, polearms, etc., spiraling and encircling it.

Inside, a singular weapon immediately caught the Mink’e eye. On the wall rack behind the counter hung a double-ended dao, long haft connecting two curved blades. The shortstaff length haft was of an an exotic hardwood, a light, cloudy gray-blue, almost white color to it. It was unornamented and smooth although unlacquered, the grain providing a sure grip. The broadsword length scimitar blades were of a dark gray, shiny metal, the edge honed with a wavy pattern. They broadened toward the ends before tapering to a point, which looked like two giant fangs. There was an engraving on the narrow part of each blade nearest the haft. Both blades read the same thing in a series of glyphs: Crescent Moon of the Frost Dragon.

"Ah, you fancy yourself a bladestaff?" said the woman behind the counter.

She was short and stout, dark hair pulled up into a tight bun. She wore a loose tan robe, tied at the waist with a brown sash. She reached up, on her tiptoes, and removed the weapon from the rack on the wall. Turning, she proffered it to Kaminari.

"Don’t see many of your kind around here," she said. "Mink, right?" She pointed to the haft. "Don’t rightly know the origin of this wood, but it’s the sturdiest stuff I’ve ever seen." Running a finger along the back of one blade, she said, "I don’t believe it myself, but it’s rumored that this is cold forged steel—and I don’t mean some crazy world government technology like that crazy Vegapunk guy. They say it was melted by cold, the breath of a frost dragon."

She threw up her hands and rolled her eyes. "Crazy, right? But either way, they are excellent quality blades. I’ve never seen their like before."

It’s a fine, balanced, double-ended dao (bladestaff). Damage is sw+5 cut/thr+2 imp, and you get +1 to skill while using it. It may or may not have other properties, but you have no way to know until they come into effect. ^_^
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 21 posts
Thu 1 Apr 2021
at 03:27
  • msg #309

Chapter 1: North Blue

"So crazy..." Kaminari said softly as he visibly exhaled in awe at the sight, heft, and feel of the double-ended dao. He spun it quickly over his head, then behind him, and stopped it suddenly.

"How..." Kaminari wanted to ask how much it cost, but wanted to know everything he could learn, "... did it come into your possession?"
Will of D.
GM, 176 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 1 Apr 2021
at 05:00
  • msg #310

Chapter 1: North Blue

"A man stopped by the shop one day, said he made the weapon himself and wanted to sell it. It was good enough quality as you can see, and I paid a fair price for it. It was only after that I heard some rumors about it."

She shrugged. "I don’t like to assume any supernatural abilities, so the price is for quality alone. If it is any special properties I’m unaware of, you’ll get those for free."
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 22 posts
Sat 3 Apr 2021
at 00:50
  • msg #311

Chapter 1: North Blue

"I appreciate that", Kaminari said with a smirking at the opportunity to discover what secrets this blade held. As he reached for his coin pouch, he asked, "Do you remember what he looked like?"
Will of D.
GM, 177 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 3 Apr 2021
at 03:44
  • msg #312

Chapter 1: North Blue

"I’ll never forget. Hair was black as pitch, shoulder length and disheveled. Eyes crystal blue, like frozen augers boring into your soul."

She shook visibly, the continued as she recovered. "He was bare-chested, covered with deep scars, like burn wounds all over his back. Think he said his name was Jing or something. He had a necklace of pure gold depicting a sinuous dragon."
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 23 posts
Sat 3 Apr 2021
at 09:47
  • msg #313

Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari listened to the description carefully in a daze and could only say, "Wooow" at the thought of a man who no longer needed a beautiful dao as the one he held and got a little excited about what greater treasure he must have found to be willing to sell this one. "How much?", Kaminari asked still a little dazed, but now with more determination and less awe.
Will of D.
GM, 178 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 3 Apr 2021
at 13:56
  • msg #314

Chapter 1: North Blue

"For you, B500,000."

You actually have that much from loot, so you can afford it. ^_^
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 16 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Tue 6 Apr 2021
at 23:02
  • msg #315

Chapter 1: North Blue

Timmy left Iggy in the cabin as the dragon man drifted into a blissful food coma and then left. He wanted to go back into town, but as he was leaving the ship, he heard the most awful roar and the ship began to shudder and shake. He ran back to check on his sleeping boss, only to find that the noise was coming from Dragon man himself as he snored. So instead of leaving, Timmy set about securing anything that might broken by the shuddering and shaking of the ship.

Eventually Iggy woke up. he tried to stand, but as his girth was still way too big, he was unable. He flailed around, rolling back and forth before giving up. "TIMMY!" He roared, "Get in here!" "Um yes Mr. Wanna?" "Get me back on my feet, I need to go into town." "Oh please sir, don't try eating any more right now, I think you've had enough."

Commence long comical scene of Timmy trying to stand Iggy up, and being very unsuccessful. Eventually Iggy is pushed upright only to lose his balance and fall over.

Next scene, Timmy is in a navigation shop. "Excuse me sir, I need something called a 'Log Pose', and whatever you have that can help us try and predict the weather."
This message was last edited by the player at 23:03, Tue 06 Apr 2021.
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 24 posts
Wed 7 Apr 2021
at 04:25
  • msg #316

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Sold" said Kaminari, counting out the coins.

Kaminari then searched for some swinging cages where he could get a feel for his new weapon and then picking up a lockpicking kit, then to the night markets for a few morsels to eat before finally returning to the ship for some sleep.
Will of D.
GM, 182 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Fri 9 Apr 2021
at 04:49
  • msg #317

Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy found his way to Deep Sea Diverse. Asking around, he found a log pose for a reasonably good price. It was like a compass needle suspended in a tiny glass sphere with a worn leather wrist strap. The needle didn’t point North. Normal compasses wouldn’t work in the Grand Line, as the strange magnetic fields of each island send them haywire. Instead, the log pose orients itself to the magnetic field of the island that you’re on. When this calibration is complete, it will point toward the next island.

He also found another interesting object. It looked like a thin brass headband with tiny arms, cogs and springs attaching a telescoping spyglass to the side of the headband. Iggy just had to try it on. When certain facial muscles twitched, the pressure bars clicked, gears spinning as the spyglass snapped into place over one eye. Minor facial movements caused the spyglass to intuitively zoom in and out as he desired.

Clockwork Spyglass:
This head-strapped, hands-free telescoping spyglass has a series of gears and springs that allow it to quickly snap into place or retract, and adjust almost automatically to the desired distance. It provides magnification up to x6. The user can ignore up to -6 in range penalties for Vision rolls, up to -12 if you take a second to zoom in. However, this gives the effects of Tunnel Vision and One Eye while using the magnification. Switching the spyglass on and off is a free action that requires no hands or rolls, but it takes a full second to latch into place or retract. This can be used in combat to give a bonus to the accuracy of a ranged attack (up to +3, though never more than the total range penalty) by taking an Aim maneuver. The spyglass adjusts intuitively, so you only need one Aim maneuver to get the full bonus. You can keep both eyes open to avoid the drawbacks of Tunnel Vision and One Eye, but having your vision split in this way gives you a -2 to all rolls, and making range adjustments takes twice as long.
Weighs 4 lbs (Bulk -2 if it matters).

Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 69 posts
Sun 11 Apr 2021
at 04:06
  • msg #318

Chapter 1: North Blue

Irezumi D. Nezha stays aboard the ship and let's his crew handle the resupply and shopping required for their continued journey. Someone had to stay with the ship and he could manage it by himself, so all hands could get some shore leave, the first taste of real freedom in many years for most of them. It would be good for morale and for their stores aboard the ship, when Lieutenant Commander Viola returned to relieve him the inquiries about Seban could begin in earnest.

He sits cross-legged on the deck observing the coming and going of ships in the harbor. The boasting of pirates and merchants alike heading for or returning from the Grand Line; their next destination too, for the heart of the World Government was centered there. He waits all day on deck and lights lanterns to stand watch into the night, his relief wasn't due until the witching hour.

Some time in the evening Dr. Bonnet had returned with a disturbing smile and mad glint in his eyes, not unusual for the doctor, but he looked a little more excited than usual. Just after midnight there comes a terrible yell summoning the Captain to the infirmary. Nezha races down to where the doctor was "treating" Lieutenant Harambe and looks to Taro, "What is it Doctor? How is he?"
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 60 posts
Sun 11 Apr 2021
at 06:48
  • msg #319

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro paced back and forth while he contemplated his recent conversation with his newly acquired shadow blade when Captain Nezha entered the room. With a look of excited concern, Taro immediately approached Nezha and spoke. "Captain! We need to talk...and we need to talk about who we talk to." Taro's eyes darted around until they connected with Nezha's worried look and Taro stood silent for a few moments. "I know I have had many...internal conversations with my various instruments and I come across as a madman." Taro's anxiety continued to grow deeper as he considered the lunacy he was about to present to the Captain. After a final strenuous breath, Taro opened up to Nezha. "But Captain...I believe...the devil himself...has just communicated with me through my new scalpel..."
Will of D.
GM, 184 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Mon 12 Apr 2021
at 12:59
  • msg #320

Chapter 1: North Blue

Lt. Harambe stirred, not for the first time since his defeat by the Dragonslayers, but this time he ripped out his IVs, kicked off the blankets, and sat up, putting a hand to his head.

"What happened," he said, clearly disoriented. "Where am I?"

Cable had done a bit of work helping the doctor replace Harambe’s more severely damaged bits before going off to help the Revolution, but he didn’t look terribly different on the outside. He had a large circular plate of metal right in the middle of his chest, where he’d taken the brunt of the damage from Cable’s caster gun. The plate had a clear pane in the center, and a faint blue-white light glowed softly from within, shifting tumultuously like lightning within a tiny storm.

Harambe felt at the steel plate where his heart should have been, looked down, then promptly passed back out, hitting the floor with such force that the entire room shook.

You can continue with your convo. I just thought I’d toss in a bit to move along side stories. ^_^
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 17 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Sat 17 Apr 2021
at 21:07
  • msg #321

Chapter 1: North Blue

Timmy eagerly grabbed the items and paid with the money he had been given. "Oh this is excellent, Mr. Wanna will be pleased." There was just enough money.

He hurried back to the ship, and to his surprise, Iggy looked normal. He was back to being skinny, and the fat bloated look had vanished. "Um Mr. Wanna Sir, I got the log pose like you asked, and while I couldn't find the weather device, I did find these really cool goggles. I think they will help you." He handed them over. Iggy looked them over skeptically, and then tried them on. He was a little irritated that Timmy had come back with something completely unrelated, when he was supposed to find something to help with the weather. His face completely changed as he tried them on. "Oh, Ho Ho Ho! This. Is. Amazing!" He dashed around the deck, flipping the lens up and down, zooming in and out, all the while making robot noises. Well trying to. His robot sounded like it had been left out in the rain for a couple of years and was completely rusted. "Well done Timmy! take the afternoon off!"

Iggy took the last of his money and headed to a bar that he could see just off the wharf. He needed information on the upcoming trip, and this seemed to be a good place to start.

The Mermaid's Spawn
was a boisterous place. Raucous music reverberated out of the doors and windows, and it was packed with sailors. Iggy joined in with the singing, and ordered a pint. He then tried to strike up conversations about the voyage to the Grand line. The sailors seemed eager to talk, it was the only effective way to prevent him from singing.

Carousing success by 2
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 61 posts
Tue 20 Apr 2021
at 12:29
  • msg #322

Chapter 1: North Blue

As soon as Captain Nezha opened his mouth to respond to Taro, the good doctor shoved a dirty rag into his mouth and exclaimed, “Seban! I sense his presence nearby! I either feel him within my proximity or I feel that...unique... food you made for us earlier. Nezha, I’m off to find him!” All Nezha did was start to mumble incoherent words due to the dirty rag in his mouth as Taro prepared to leave once again into the town. The good doctor found a chunk of a broken barrel and used an undisclosed, dark red liquid to inscribe on its side, “Seban, that you?”. Taro returned to land in the historic district, waving his newly fashioned sign with hopes to locate his old, beloved crew mate, Seban.
Will of D.
GM, 188 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Wed 21 Apr 2021
at 00:08
  • msg #323

Chapter 1: North Blue

As the Dragonslayers gathered back at the ship, they decided to go looking for clues of Seban or any Navy presence on the island kingdom of Lvneel.

Dr. Bonnet headed for the historical sites, sort of a tribute to the country’s famous Liar Noland. Mont Blanc Noland was an explorer from over 400 years ago, who traveled from Lvneel to the Grand Line, discovering vast wealth on a remote island. He returned with tales of this adventure, and the king of Lvneel at the time lead an expedition to recover this vast wealth. When they arrived at the island, after losing over half the crew on the journey, there was no wealth to be found. Noland was branded a liar, dragged back to Lvneel and executed. The statue depicted Noland bound and on his knees, about to be beheaded by two men with polearms, just like the execution of Gol D. Roger. The man was depicted with a sadistic smile, proud of his horrible deception that lead to the deaths of hundreds of men. There was a little gift shop where they sold the book called Liar Noland which recounted the tale in novel form. A tour guide stood giving the story, and asking if any had questions about the history.

Iggy went to a tavern to see if he could drum up anything. They were more than willing to share what they knew of the Navy presence, and even offered to help find Seban, but no one seemed to know of any Navy vessels or prisoners coming through recently. One patron said that if they had come through in secret, they would have at least sent an emissary to the king to inform him of their presence if nothing else, a courtesy usually afforded rulers under the World Government.

Scouring the markets and docks, the taverns and inns, all the public areas of the town produced a similar result. There was no Navy here, they said, not for weeks. There weren’t many pirates either, which was a bit odd. If any Navy had come through it must have been in secret, perhaps to protect the identity of their prisoner. But the absence of pirates wasn’t regarded with any sense that it was odd, just a simple fact that several remarked on. They hadn’t seen any pirates recently, and didn’t know why as the king was usually rather laissez-faire about pirates visitors.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 62 posts
Wed 21 Apr 2021
at 12:28
  • msg #324

Chapter 1: North Blue

Intrigued by the story of “Liar Noland,” Taro bought bobble heads offered in the gift shop of this curious man - one for each commander and the captain.
Will of D.
GM, 189 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Fri 23 Apr 2021
at 04:04
  • msg #325

Chapter 1: North Blue

The Dragonslayers made their way up toward the king’s palace, to see what they could find. Searching elsewhere had left them with only a few clues: There was no known Navy presence on the island, so if those transporting Seban were here, they had come in secret. It is the usual practice of the Navy to inform an island’s ruler of the transport of prisoners through their land, even if the transport is secret, so if anyone knows anything it would be the king.

The king had a tenuous relationship with the World Government, but the reason was unclear; he had needed to ask permission to enter the Grand Line, which was usually a privilege automatically afforded any king under the World Government’s rule. The king was also known as more welcoming of pirates—some believed this was the source of the animosity between him and the Celestial Dragons, but others were skeptical. Despite the king’s more or less welcoming demeanor towards pirates, there were few if any others on the island.

The castle was enormous, like a city unto itself. The walls rose high, a coral color to the stones shimmering in the sun, towers stretching even higher wherever the wall made a sharp turn. The castle contained a small marketplace of its own, though there were very few people about. In fact, the entire castle city seemed much less populated than one might think of its size. The people on the streets were quiet but content. Leading into the keep, the streets were lined with the king’s guard, heavily armored soldiers with short swords and light shields. They allowed the group of pirates to pass, almost seeming as if their trip to see the king were expected.

The palace itself was the same simple but beautiful stone as the rest of the castle city, without much in the way of lavish embellishments. The guard pushed the doors open to admit the Dragonslayers to have an audience with the king of Lvneel.

"Welcome, friends, to Lvneel Kingdom. I am King Orhindon. What brings you to our humble corner of North Blue? On your way to the Grand Line?"

The king was jovial, his tone inviting and warm, a perpetual smile plastered on his face. He sat on a simple stone-carved throne with a few cushions for comfort. He wore a lavish violet robe, trimmed with silver and embroidered with patterns of sea waves and island foliage. He had a simple silver crown, no jewels attached.

Anyone with Face! can make a Perception-based roll.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 70 posts
Thu 29 Apr 2021
at 03:01
  • msg #326

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nexus stares at the king, taking the measure of the man before responding, "What marvelous weather we're having today. Yet you are sweating, but I don't think you are ill either..."

"I know the pressure of running a kingdom, dealing with the World Government, and handling pirates must be quite the strain." Nezha says, "What if today you let two problems handle each other and just focused on you own kingdom? I'm looking for the CP9 operatives who are transporting one of my officers. Tell me where I can find them and we'll be out of your kingdom in no time."

Talker! success by 1, will spend WCP for success by 6 instead.
Will of D.
GM, 192 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 29 Apr 2021
at 12:57
  • msg #327

Chapter 1: North Blue

When Nezha pointed out the king’s showing anxiety, his brow furrowed. His jovial demeanor vanished.

"You mistake me, Captain Irezumi," he said, raising his hand in signal.

Guards moved to cover every avenue of escape. Five men in black suits came out from nooks around the room. They stalked forward, creating a semicircle before the king.

"You see, I have already turned one problem into a solution for another."

The leader of the Cipher Pol agents stood directly between Nezha and the king. He was tall, and had an imposing stance. He clenched his muscles as he took a fighting pose, a crackling of joints rippling through his body. Then he took off a black fedora, which had a small peacock feature tucked into a simple white band. Removing the hat in one hand, he gave a formal bow without taking his eyes off the tattooed pirate captain.

"Thank you for walking into my trap—though apparently the king was planning on capturing you regardless," said the man, chuckling softly. His voice was smooth, and he had a very delicate goatee and mustache, a stark contrast to his somewhat disheveled hair. Replacing the hat, he returned to his combat posture, waving Nezha forward to fight. "Your father will be glad to see you in chains again. This time it will be in Impel Down. At least you’ll get to see your friend Juan there. If he survives the interrogation, that is."
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 71 posts
Thu 29 Apr 2021
at 14:41
  • msg #328

Chapter 1: North Blue

"You are a wise king indeed. We shall do our best to spare your subjects and your property." Nezha says with a bow, "One day king, you will be free to rule without interference from jackals such as these... Or I suppose, from scoundrels like us."

"Cypher Pol! Ignorant as always, though I don't recognize which branch of ignorance I'm dealing with here." Nezha says turning a grin towards his would be captors, "You've harassed the ruler of this kingdom and wasted all this effort on an 'trap'. If you were as keen on capturing me as I am to confront you, all you needed to do was send an invitation. Your incompetence is only bypassed because I was looking for you as well."

"Out of respect for the king and his audience chamber, perhaps we should take this to the courtyard before it turns violent?" Nezha suggests, looking again to the king, then back to the lead agent, "Then you will tell me where I will find Juan Sebastian Monticello, before your ham handed interrogator does something stupid."
This message was last edited by the player at 20:16, Thu 29 Apr 2021.
Will of D.
GM, 193 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Fri 30 Apr 2021
at 00:02
  • msg #329

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Of course you don’t recognize us," he said, smiling. "We don’t exist."

He shifted his weight, moving around in front of Nezha, sizing him up.

"We haven’t done any harassing here. No need. The king simply offered you up as soon as he heard you had landed. And, no, we will be fighting right here, as you shall have no opportunity to escape Navy chains this time."

The man darted forward, taking a practiced jab at Nezha, just a testing blow.

Each of the other suited figures stepped forward to face the others, one man standing to the side, watching the exits to ensure that the guards had them blocked off sufficiently, and strangely he kept eying the king with suspicion.

The king sat aloof, looking away from the exchange and saying nothing about the fight continuing in his throne room.

Defend at +2, but no damage if you fail. He’s pulling punches.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 72 posts
Wed 5 May 2021
at 18:39
  • msg #330

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha steps into the punch taking it squarely on the chin without flinching and looks to the king, "They are a threat to you without even saying so. We will deal with them for you, but we'll have to do it in your throne room if you don't ask them to take this outside."

He licks the ink from his split lip and glares at CP9, "Your blatant disrespect for even the most loyal sovereign nations is a disgrace. It is well that you do not exist for soon that will be entirely true."
Will of D.
GM, 195 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 8 May 2021
at 20:12
  • msg #331

Chapter 1: North Blue

Cipher Pol smiled, then all did a practiced backflip. They kicked downward with blinding speed, bouncing off the air. Facing the Dragonslayers in unison from a short distance away, they called out:

"RANKYAKU!"

A kick to the air in front of them sent a blade of force arcing toward the pirates!

Everyone must Dodge or take the following damage:
Nezha: 17 cutting
Kaminari: 8 cutting
Iggy: 5 cutting
Taro: 12 cutting.

Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 63 posts
Sat 8 May 2021
at 20:53
  • msg #332

Chapter 1: North Blue

As a force of wind approached Taro, he smiled and said, “You cowards use shadows to hide, but I have befriended them!  Shadousuteppu! Taro immediately blended with the shadows and reappeared in front of CP9. Taro looked up at the men in the air and spoke. “Not only have I earned the trust of the dark, but I control it as well!” Taro’s body contorted and his true being was revealed. Taro continued, “Myyyyy devuhl froot ish sooopeereyore sense iht cuhmz fruhm tha devuhl hymmsellf! Yuu kant shhtahp mee!”

Shadowstep! (Rolled 8, success by 6) and Taro transforms
This message was last edited by the player at 02:01, Wed 12 May 2021.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 18 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Sat 8 May 2021
at 21:04
  • msg #333

Chapter 1: North Blue

leaping aside, Iggy dodged the attack. "HAHAHAHA!" He roared as he began to grow. scales covered his body, wings appeared, teeth were replaced with fangs, and a wisp of smoke began to trail from his mouth.

acrobatic dodge, fail, spend WC point to succeed

transform into dragon form

This message was last edited by the player at 21:30, Sat 08 May 2021.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 73 posts
Mon 10 May 2021
at 15:31
  • msg #334

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha nimbly dodges to the side of the fearsome kick abd glares at CP9. His hands ball into fists and his muscles flex and expand as he shouts, "TATTOO UNLOCK: POWER PUNCH!"

Feverish Dodge Success.
-2 IP to activate Power Punch


HP: 14/14     FP: 11/12     IP: 18/20     WCP: 6/6
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 25 posts
Sat 15 May 2021
at 04:37
  • msg #335

Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari simply ducked and the cut barely missed him and he readied his new weapon

Kaminari Mazuma rolled 9 using 3d6. Blocking Cipher Pol cutting damage
Will of D.
GM, 196 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 15 May 2021
at 22:17
  • msg #336

Chapter 1: North Blue

"RANKYAKU!" they kicked the air again, the wave of energy swooping out at the pirates once more.

Everyone must Dodge or take the following damage:
Nezha: 12 cutting
Kaminari: 12 cutting
Iggy: None! Attack missed!
Taro: 14 cutting.

Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 64 posts
Sat 15 May 2021
at 23:53
  • msg #337

Chapter 1: North Blue

Another force of wind approached Taro and he scoffed, “Yuuu kahnnaht herrrrrt tha shadoze! Shadousteppou”. Again, Taro danced in the darkness and avoided the choreographed onslaught from the enemy. The transformed Taro reappeared directly in front of where he vanished, jerked his head above him, and took flight! “Reetuhrn Sebahhhn oarr sleeeeeep in tha darrrqness fourevar!” Taro met with one of the CP9 in the air and placed his claw completely around the enemy’s head.

Shadowstep! Success. Moved into the air with flight and spent 1 BP to Grapple! (Success by 6)

HP:15/15 BP: 13/20
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 74 posts
Sun 16 May 2021
at 04:25
  • msg #338

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Whenever you're done wasting our time, come down so we can get the fight started in earnest." Nezha sneers at the CP9 agents as he dodges the projected blow then shoots a blast of ink up at the face of the agent kicking at him.

"SQUID SHOT!"

Dodge Success.
Ink Jet success!


HP: 14/14     FP: 11/12     IP: 17/20     WCP: 6/6
This message was last edited by the player at 01:02, Tue 18 May 2021.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 19 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Wed 19 May 2021
at 00:57
  • msg #339

Chapter 1: North Blue

Continuing to laugh, Iggy unfurled his wings and sprang into the air. In less than a second he had covered the distance to his attacker and swiped at him with a claw.

move and attack, 29 cut damage.

HP: 11/11     FP: 14/14     Form:Dragon
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 26 posts
Wed 19 May 2021
at 01:14
  • msg #340

Chapter 1: North Blue

As Kaminari readied his Bladestaff, another Rankyaku came in and as he moved to dodge it, he parried it from his readying Bladestaff and the attack was avoided. He locked eyes with one of the members of Cipher Pol and stared at them with cold eyes that pitied them for what he was about to do.

Kaminari took a Flying Leap at one of the Cipher Pol members and shouted as he sliced, "Frozen Yogurt!" as his Bladestaff was enveloped in frost.

Kaminari Mazuma rolled 11 using 3d6.  Flying Leap without Concentration (-5 from skill)
Kaminari Mazuma deducts 1 Wildcard Point to succeed
Kaminari Mazuma rolled 10 using 3d6. Flying Leap hit
Kaminari Mazuma rolled 58 using 8d6+26.  Flying Leap Damage to Cipher Pol Agent IF NOT DEFENDED
This message was last edited by the player at 01:59, Wed 19 May 2021.
Will of D.
GM, 198 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Mon 6 Sep 2021
at 13:57
  • msg #341

Chapter 1: North Blue

Monster Taro took to the air and reached for his attacker’s throat. No need to spend BP to grapple.

Nezha shot ink back at his foe.

Iggy turned into his full dragon form, closed the distance and slashed at his target.

Kaminari leapt across the room swinging hard with his new Crescent Moon.

Almost in unison, the CP9 agents said, "KAMI-E!" their bodies flexing like paper as they stepped backwards and out of the way.

The three now in melee changed their stance, but continued kicking, now in rapid succession: "TEKKAI KENPO MATENROU!" The one still facing Nezha from a distance performed another, "RANKYAKU!" the blade of air shooting towards him.

They all succeeded dodge rolls by quite a bit. Hint: If you don’t come up with some way to give them penalties to defend, they can do this all day!

Taro: Defend twice, or take 18 and 13 crushing damage.

Nezha: Dodge (or Parry Missile Weapon) or take 13 cutting damage.

Iggy: Defend twice, or take 14 and 16 crushing damage.

Kaminari: Defend twice, or take 19 and 16 crushing damage.

Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 20 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Mon 6 Sep 2021
at 16:27
  • msg #342

Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy parried the blows, and then made a move, feinting an attack with his great jaws.

success on both parries, success by 4 on feint

HP: 11/11     FP: 14/14     Form:Dragon
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 65 posts
Sun 12 Sep 2021
at 01:57
  • msg #343

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro began to laugh as more feeble attempts to harm him came his way so he started to travel through his dark passages. Taro scoffed,”Yuuuuu theenk yoar weh-”, but just as Taro was mid-sentence, he felt a flurry of kicks hit his body so hard his eyes flew out of their sockets and return to his head on opposite sides. Taro’s eyes crossed and his jaw dropped from the shock of the agonizing kicks. Taro, now cross-eyed, wandered into his shadows, but due to his lack of general direction and these most recent blows to the body, he had no clue where he was going. Taro reappeared, with one eye looking at Nezha and his other eye perceiving the CP9 agent.

HP:10/21  BP: 11/20 Form: Monster
This message was last edited by the player at 02:27, Sun 12 Sept 2021.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 75 posts
Sat 25 Sep 2021
at 15:50
  • msg #344

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nexha blocks the attack and lunges forward to land a tricky strike the enemy of the now disappeared Dr. Taro.

Parry Missile Weapons success!
-3 Deceptive Attack Success!
27 crushing damage.


HP: 14/14     FP: 11/12     IP: 17/20     WCP: 6/6
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 27 posts
Tue 5 Oct 2021
at 03:09
  • msg #345

Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari parried once! Then twice! Kaminari whirled around, but then quickly reversed and struck the agent hard!

Kaminari Mazuma rolled 11 using 3d6.  Parry once, else crushing damage.
Kaminari Mazuma rolled 10 using 3d6.  Parry twice, else crushing damage.
Kaminari Mazuma rolled 11 using 3d6.  Bladestaff! attack to hit.
Kaminari Mazuma rolled 11 using 3d6.  Roll to hit with Bladestaff! using deception.
Kaminari Mazuma rolled 21 using 3d6+11.  Deceptive Damage.

Will of D.
GM, 200 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 9 Oct 2021
at 02:12
  • msg #346

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro’s foe planted two powerful kicks into his side right before he vanished into thin air. Taro awoke, midair, about the same height as the castle, but several miles away… above the bay.



A few people below were gawking, eyes squinted to make out the creature above. Then someone shrieked, and others began to scream in horror, realizing it was some hulking monstrosity whose unnatural form was being scorched by the sun. In addition to the damage from the kicks, take 1d injury from the sun! You’re in quite the predicament. If the townspeople see you revert forms, they’ll still regard you with the same hostility in human form. You can’t fly in human form, and you’re about a 10 minute fly from the castle at full speed (1d damage per minute).



Nezha’s foe tried to warble his body like paper, but the strike came too fast by a hair and nailed the agent square in the gut. He cried out, "TEKKAI!" briefly before the impact. It felt like punching iron, but the man buckled regardless. He clutched his stomach and grimaced before his eyes rolled back and he collapsed. The other sent another Storm Leg his way, and this one caught Nezha off guard! Critical hit! for 24 cutting damage!

Iggy’s feint failed, and the man darted back at him with more kicks. Defend twice, or take 13 and 16 crushing damage.

Kaminari struck quickly, but the man’s Paper Art kept him just out of the way. He came back in with more kicks. Defend twice, or take 16 and 12 crushing damage.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 76 posts
Sat 9 Oct 2021
at 06:22
  • msg #347

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha's grim satisfaction is cut short by the slashing kick that tears through his body, splattering ink all over anything nearby. His body shows some damage, but not nearly as bad as might've been expected. He observes the throne room and selects a new target charging forward to strike with all his might.

"GORILLA FIST!"

-1FP Heroic Charge.
-3 Deceptive Attack Success!
27 crushing damage.


HP: 12/14     FP: 11/12     IP: 17/20     WCP: 6/6
This message was last edited by the player at 15:24, Sat 09 Oct 2021.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 66 posts
Sun 24 Oct 2021
at 04:05
  • msg #348

Chapter 1: North Blue

The transformed Taro opens his eyes and sees the horrible sun above him and the terrible sea below. He screams in agony as he starts to fly as fast as monstrously possible. “Agh! Not like thish! It’s not pahsibuhl!” Taro begins to fly back to the castle, yet he reaches behind his body mid-flight to reveal a stack of yellow-stained papers. Taro rapidly flips through the pages as he hopes to not die on his return. “I kahnt die yeht - it’s not in the skrippt!
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 21 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Mon 22 Nov 2021
at 20:18
  • msg #349

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy parried both attacks, and then roared as he tried to bite his foe.


parried both attacks, then did a deceptive bite but failed by 1. using a wildcard point to make it a success, he defends at a -3. 22 damage.

HP: 11/11     FP: 14/14     Form:Dragon
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 28 posts
Wed 19 Jan 2022
at 02:00
  • msg #350

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari parried as he retreated and parried wildly the second time, but deceptively appeared to be hurt as he attacked with his Ice Bladestaff and would have failed if not for the absurd determination to end this opponent that carried him to slice again and felt the same swell of excitement as he brandished his teeth and the wild feeling waned and he felt his Ice Bladestaff cut deep all the while yelling "Frozen Yogurt WITH ELECTRIC CHERRIES!"

Total Damage: 105
WP remaining: 1

Will of D.
GM, 204 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 17 Feb 2022
at 00:52
  • msg #351

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro continued his flight, the sun scorching his flesh. The people below continued to scream in terror, some fleeing for shelter. Cries of “demon” and “monster” echoed through the streets, parents averting the eyes of their children, some even collapsing and vomiting. From the looks of it, he wasn’t going to make it. He’d be unconscious before reaching the castle, if not dead.



Meanwhile, Nezha just barely landed another punch. This man couldn’t even get a word out before collapsing, holding his stomach, eyes going white.

Iggy narrowly missed as the man dodged back, his body squirming as he moved.

Kaminari caught his foe off guard. The man’s eyes went wide as he missed a step, his poor footwork putting him directly in the line of his attacks. He opened his mouth to cry out, but it was cut off by three quick slices, blood spraying and flesh fried as he went down, a charred heap still coursing with fractal arcs of residual electricity.

Three men down, there was only Iggy’s enemy and the leader who stood and watched.

”Enough!” the leader said, the underling zipping back to stand by his side. ”Now you shall face a true enemy.”

He vanished from where he stood, appearing in front of each remaining Dragonslayer in rapid succession, striking at each one as he appeared and then disappeared, ending back where he started, arms crossed as if he hadn’t even moved.

"Six King Shaving Machine Gun,” he said casually after the fact.

Everyone but Taro must defend at -2, or
• Nezha takes 15 crushing damage.
• Iggy takes 17 crushing damage.
• Kaminari takes 15 crushing damage.
All of these attacks ignore both Damage Resistance and Injury Tolerance!

Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 67 posts
Thu 17 Feb 2022
at 01:36
  • msg #352

Chapter 1: North Blue

"AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!"
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 29 posts
Thu 17 Feb 2022
at 02:12
  • msg #353

Chapter 1: North Blue

As "the leader" dashed around to attack, Kaminari braced his Bladestaff above his head with two hands and exclaimed, "ICED MILK BLOX!" more out of fear of sudden death than an attempt to name his defensive maneuver. Kaminari shouted to the others, "We have to get out of here!", turned tail, then turned to leap back at "the leader" for a surprise attack, but fell on his face.
This message was last edited by the player at 03:33, Thu 17 Feb 2022.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 22 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Thu 17 Feb 2022
at 06:17
  • msg #354

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

"HAHAHAHA!" roared Iggy as he stepped back and turned the leaders attack away with his claw. "A 'true enemy'? You still can't manage to touch me!
       NOW BURN.
DRAGON"S FIRE!" A gout of flame erupted from his mouth and sped towards the two enemies.


retreat parried, then attacked with a 5yd cone of flame, 20 damage.

HP: 11/11     FP: 13/14     Form:Dragon
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 77 posts
Thu 17 Feb 2022
at 12:48
  • msg #355

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha swings twice at whichever remaining for he can reach, the gorilla tattoo on his chest roaring it's defiance.

"GORILLA RAMPAGE!"

Rapid Strike Success (after buying off one failure; -1 WCP)
25,27 crushing damage.

+1 CP the whole crew posted within 24 hours.


HP: 12/14     FP: 11/12     IP: 17/20     WCP: 5/6
Will of D.
GM, 205 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Fri 18 Feb 2022
at 05:26
  • msg #356

Chapter 1: North Blue

The leader vanished again, leaving his lackey to be enveloped in flames. The lesser agent collapsed a charred wreck. The leader appeared midair, about 10 yards from the ground.

”Fools,” he said, zipping around the battlefield again. Every time he vanished and reappeared, fist already mid swing at the next opponent. ”Six King . . . Shaving . . . Machine . . . Gun!” His last word accentuated his arrival back where he had started, in the air.

Everyone but Taro must defend at -2, or
• Nezha takes 16 crushing damage.
• Iggy takes 18 crushing damage.
• Kaminari takes 13 crushing damage.
Attacks ignore DR and IT.

Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 78 posts
Fri 18 Feb 2022
at 14:57
  • msg #357

Chapter 1: North Blue

Again Nezha barely parries the incoming attack. He grits his teeth in frustration when the leader easily avoids both of his strikes in return and steels himself for the next pass. He stamps each foot widening his stance, pounds his chest with each fist, glares up at his enemy and shouts,

"SHIFTING TATTOOS: STRENGTH OF BEAR! SPEED OF TIGER! HEART OF OX!"

Feverish Retreat Parry success!
Activate Shifting Tattoos: +6 ST, +12 DX, & +6 HT.


HP: 12/14     FP: 9/12     IP: 17/20     WCP: 5/6     Buffs: +6 ST, +12 DX, +6 HT
This message was last edited by the player at 04:16, Wed 23 Feb 2022.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 23 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Sat 19 Feb 2022
at 00:31
  • msg #358

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy stepped back and parried the attack easily. "Shaving machine? he roared, "You missed a spot! HAHAHA! More like a missing machine!" He moved forward and waited for the next attack, hoping to ambush the agent



retreat parried,
step back, wait then attack with claw, (-2 to the foe's defense) 26 cut damage.


HP: 11/11     FP: 13/14     Form:Dragon
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 30 posts
Sat 19 Feb 2022
at 04:37
  • msg #359

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari does a starfish kip up and retreats back from "the leader", feigns stumbling as he does, then, "Frozen Yogurt!" he shouts as he attacks the leader slice at his torso.

Retreat Acrobatic Dodge
Retreat Dodge.
Deceptive stumble Bladestaff attack
Tentative damage against leader: 21

Will of D.
GM, 206 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Wed 23 Feb 2022
at 04:14
  • msg #360

Chapter 1: North Blue

The man dodged with ease, then shot a sly glare at the dragon.

”You wish for me to focus my strikes until I hit you?” he said to Iggy. ”So be it.”

Iggy must defend 3 times at -2, or take 15, 15, and 18 crushing damage that ignores DR and IT!
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 24 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Wed 23 Feb 2022
at 16:58
  • msg #361

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy stepped back and again parried the attacks. "Sure, I can do this all day." he roared, "Your dead agents had more talent than you, and look how they ended up! Sure you want to stick around?" He moved forward and waited for the next attack, planning again to attack the agent when he moved into reach.



retreat parries using different appendages,
step back, wait then bite or step and bite if foe attacks a different crew member, (-2 to the foe's defense) 25 imp damage.


HP: 11/11     FP: 13/14     Form:Dragon
This message was last edited by the player at 01:00, Thu 24 Feb 2022.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 79 posts
Wed 23 Feb 2022
at 23:23
  • msg #362

Chapter 1: North Blue

"SHIFTING TATTOOS: STRENGTH OF BEAR! SPEED OF TIGER! HEART OF OX!"

And with that the tattoos that cover Nezha from head to toe begin to swirl, the ink flowing off him in a splattering cyclone. The tendrils of ink form into three mighty beasts a hulking bear, a graceful tiger, and a stalwart ox. The ink man extends his arms out again grabbing hold of each tendril in turn and pulling out back in to his body each beast overlaying his form in turn. As he stands ready to fight the agent of the World Government the the ink jerks his body at random, a stomping ox hoof, a snarling tiger face, and a slashing bear paw; his body is so full of power that it is fighting to break free.

Eyes, crazy and wide, snap side to side while his tongue is extended and he chants as he continues to beat his chest with one fist, "YOU ARE MY ENEMY! I WILL DESTROY YOU!"

The tattooed captain continues chanting, stomping, and beating his chest to intimidate the CP9 leader, then when the opportunity presents itself he lunges forward to grab the agent and apply a Stamp of Weakness as he does.

"ANACONDA SNARE!"

Ten-Hut success by 0 to Intimidate.
-9 Deceptive Grapple Success!
11 Control Damage.
Success by 2 for Stamp of Weakness.


HP: 12/14     FP: 9/12     IP: 17/20     WCP: 5/6     Buffs: +6 ST, +12 DX, +6 HT
This message was last edited by the player at 16:05, Thu 24 Feb 2022.
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 31 posts
Thu 24 Feb 2022
at 03:19
  • msg #363

Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari sizes up the brute and gets to attacking all while shouting, "Frozen Yogurt with CHERRIES ON TOP!" missing only on the 2nd swing.

Damages from Quad Strike:
Cutting: 22/0/24/27
Electro: 13/0/15/13

This message was last edited by the player at 03:52, Thu 24 Feb 2022.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 68 posts
Thu 24 Feb 2022
at 04:18
  • msg #364

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Scally! My dearrrrr! I will depart from this life soon if the aguhnizing sun continues to melt my fleshhhh!" laments Taro to his scalpel. "Ahhhhhhhhh! I need to save my frehnds! Surely they will dye frum our pore leedership!"
Will of D.
GM, 208 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 24 Feb 2022
at 12:18
  • msg #365

Chapter 1: North Blue

”You bore me, dragon man,” he said, turning his eyes to Nezha. ”Ah, a truly worthy opponent. You show your true powers, Nezha!”

He vanishing, appearing just as Nezha’s arms wrapped around the man’s torso. His eyes went wide.

”What is this,” he muttered, going nearly limp from the loss of muscle control as the stamp settled in.

He was still able to make his body flop like a loose sheave of paper, wiggling out of the way of Iggy’s fangs and all three of Kaminari’s bladestaff strikes.

”KAMI-E.”

Then he tried striking Nezha despite being held down.

Nezha defend twice, or take 4 and 5 crushing damage.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 80 posts
Thu 24 Feb 2022
at 18:02
  • msg #366

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Do you have the full measure of my power now?" Nezha asks as he shifts to fully restraining the agent in a hold on his neck, "Continue struggling and I will break your neck."

"Dragonslayer Pirates stand fast!" Nezha orders, trusting his crew to be ready for anything that might come next.

He then addresses the king once more, "King Orhindon, wise were you when you said one problem would be a solution for the other! I meant what I said, we've no trouble with you, we're merely here to secure the release of a crewmate. If you will not interfere we will leave your kingdom as soon as we can."

Success on both dodges.
Success on -7 deceptive attack on the neck.
10 control damage.
Talker! Success by 1.


HP: 12/14     FP: 9/12     IP: 17/20     WCP: 5/6     Buffs: +6 ST, +12 DX, +6 HT
This message was last edited by the player at 22:03, Thu 24 Feb 2022.
Will of D.
GM, 211 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 26 Feb 2022
at 16:22
  • msg #367

Chapter 1: North Blue

”How? This power? You can’t….,” the agent trailed off, eyes widening with realization and recognition. ”Inku Inku no Mi. How….”

King Orhindon’s demeanor changed significantly. The jovial nature vanished in a flash, replaced by a very serious nervousness. He glanced at the last conscious CP9 agent, then to Nezha.

”Finish him first, then we talk.”

The agent barely registered what the king said. ”That’s how you survived!”
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 81 posts
Sat 26 Feb 2022
at 17:31
  • msg #368

Chapter 1: North Blue

"The Inku Inku no Mi fruit has been in my family as far back as we can remember, only now it will do good instead of evil." Nezha says, turning his attention to the CP9 Agent, "Now where is Juan Sebastian Monticello?"
This message was last edited by the player at 17:32, Sat 26 Feb 2022.
Will of D.
GM, 212 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 26 Feb 2022
at 20:46
  • msg #369

Chapter 1: North Blue

The man blinked. ”You think I’ll tell you anything? We are trained to withstand the most intense interrogation techniques. You’ll never get a word out of me.”

”Captain Irezumi,” said the king. ”We need to speak more privately.” He glanced down at the subdued agent, then back at Nezha.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 25 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Sun 27 Feb 2022
at 01:22
  • msg #370

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy landed back on the floor and approached the prisoner. His gravelly, disturbing voice rumbled: "I can interrogate him while you talk with the king. I'll keep him alive, after all, I can easily cauterize any amputations." There was a sinister grin on his face as he looked at the prisoner.

HP: 11/11     FP: 13/14     Form:Dragon
This message was last edited by the player at 01:28, Sun 27 Feb 2022.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 82 posts
Sun 27 Feb 2022
at 02:27
  • msg #371

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Very well. I gave you a chance." Nezha says then he snaps the CP9 agent's neck, "Thank you, but I remind you that we only look like monsters Commander Wanna."

-6 deceptive all out strong attack success.
31 crushing damage to the neck.

Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 26 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Sun 27 Feb 2022
at 02:40
  • msg #372

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy rolled his shoulders in a semblance of a shrug. "I don't actually have to be a monster if they think that I am. If I look the part, they might start talking before I have to do anything."

HP: 11/11     FP: 13/14     Form:Dragon
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 69 posts
Sun 27 Feb 2022
at 03:13
  • msg #373

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh”
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 32 posts
Tue 1 Mar 2022
at 02:03
  • msg #374

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

"Is anyone gonna' help our doctor out?", Kaminari asks, looking for something effective
This message was lightly edited by the player at 02:03, Tue 01 Mar 2022.
Will of D.
GM, 215 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Tue 1 Mar 2022
at 02:22
  • msg #375

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

The CP9 agent collapsed, eyes rolling back into his skull as he breathed his last.

The king visibly relaxed, neither jovial nor terse demeanor remaining. He just looked tired.

“Now we can speak freely,” he said. “I feel that I must give a bit of history behind our situation here in Lvneel Kingdom. Perhaps you are familiar with the tale of Liar Noland, the infamous man from Lvneel. As you may or may not be aware, our country is renowned for its centuries old story of Mont Blanc Noland, a man who sailed the Grand Line, returning with tales of a city of gold. The king at the time sent a small army of men with him to find this city, but nothing was there. Most of the soldiers died, and Noland was condemned as the worst kind of liar and executed for it. Liar Noland is the popular book you may have heard of, recounting his story from over four centuries ago.

“But Noland was not lying. He was neither a fool nor a trickster. He was truly a brave and caring man. He really did find a wealth of gold. Noland found a tribe of people who had been contracting a disease caused by a certain tree. He had his crew cut down the trees to prevent further disease, but did not know that the tribe considered the trees sacred. In apology, he left all the wealth of gold to the tribe. When he took the king of Lvneel back to that island, the tribe and the gold were all gone, vanished without a trace.

“I discovered the truth about Mont Blanc Noland. Someone left a note on my bedside table, folded into an origami chestnut, a note which detailed the actual history of Noland. Inside the note was a gold coin matching exactly the description which Noland had given his king. Realizing the grave error of my ancestors in condemning this man, I sought to right the wrong, correct the history, and make the Noland legacy into something men would honor and revere.”


He began to look solemn, then angry, then furious. He spat out the next words with pure, seething hatred.

”But the World Government discovered my plan. Someone from Cypher Pol found the note and coin. The Five Elders decided that this treasure belonged to the World Government, and the truth getting out would pose a threat. They ordered me to find this treasure in secret, stating that it was my duty for having upheld the charade for this long, keeping the treasure from them. I tried to find it, hoping that the details would get to the public and clear the name of Noland as I planned, but it proved just as difficult as for my ancestors. Soon, I ran out of resources to continue searching for the treasure, deep within the Grand Line as it was.

“The World Government gave me a deadline, after which the full amount would need to be paid, an amount which no one even knows! When I failed to produce it, and having wasted all my resources searching for it, I had nothing to show for, and nothing left to pay. Instead, the World Government took my son as a hostage, faking his death, and giving me another ultimatum: I must produce a percentage of the wealth to be paid monthly, or my son will die, and a new captive will be taken from my family. Desperate for options, I turned to capturing pirates for their bounties, using the money to pay off the never-ending debt until I could come up with another option.”


He sagged, a huge burden lifted from his shoulders.

”Cypher Pol has been here keeping me in check. I didn’t know what else to do.”
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 83 posts
Tue 1 Mar 2022
at 02:37
  • msg #376

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Tell me everything you have learned about where they are holding your son and we will go to secure his release. The Dragonslayer Pirates fight for justice and equality for all, regardless of station." Nezha vows, "I would also ask that you reveal to my the whereabouts of our missing Commander Juan Sebastian Monticello as well, for his rescue was the real reason for our visit here."

"Commander Wanna, please go see if you can find out what happened to the good doctor. Thank you."
Will of D.
GM, 216 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Tue 1 Mar 2022
at 02:50
  • msg #377

Chapter 1: North Blue

”I do not know anything about where they are keeping him, and I do not know anything about your crew mate. If he was on the ship that stopped here for resupply, they were gone before you arrived. I believe they said they were headed to Impel Down. I’m sorry that I have nothing useful to share. My only hope is that you can find my son before it’s too late. The elimination of CP9 will give me a chance to go into hiding with my family. If you don’t mind, I have an idea that will help me and perhaps keep my son alive a bit longer.”

He stood, tossing his elaborate robe aside.

”If you will allow me to frame your crew as having kidnapped me and my family, I think that the Government may delay executing him until I am recovered. I will, of course, be going a different way entirely, so it will be a wild goose chase as long as you can keep it up. In exchange, I can offer you only my loyalty to whatever cause you may have, so long as it does not endanger my kingdom. You can count on Lvneel!”
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 27 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Tue 1 Mar 2022
at 03:00
  • msg #378

Chapter 1: North Blue

The big dragon opened his mouth and then paused. A crew mate was a crew mate after all, and even though he personally didn't like the doctor, he owed him help. So he scrapped his objections, replied with a simple "Aye, Aye Captain", and headed out the door. Well he tried to head out the door. It wasn't built for dragons, so he transformed into his dragon man form and ran for the outside.

Once outside he returned to his dragon form and began flying into the air looking for the missing Taro.

Succeed Per roll by 2
Will of D.
GM, 217 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Tue 1 Mar 2022
at 03:23
  • msg #379

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

There was no sign of the doctor anywhere that Iggy could see.



Meanwhile, Taro was being scorched by the sun as he plummeted to the shore, just clear of the water.

You plan on staying in Monster Form until you find cover, or change now so as not to continue dying?
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 84 posts
Tue 1 Mar 2022
at 03:23
  • msg #380

Chapter 1: North Blue

"If they are taking our first mate to Impel Down then we will have to break him out. Many prisoners, both deserving villains and persecuted dissenters, fill that prison. It seems likely your son will be there as well." Nezha muses, then addresses the king solemnly, "Very well King Orhindon, consider yourself kidnapped and thank you for your promise of support. We will free this world from the clutches of the World Government and you will be free to rule Lvneel justly without their looming threat. Safe travels King."
This message was last edited by the player at 04:00, Tue 01 Mar 2022.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 28 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Tue 1 Mar 2022
at 03:42
  • msg #381

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy continued to fly in expanding circles around the palace. "If I were a psychotic, bloodsucking doctor, where would I be..." He thought to himself. Nothing came to mind, so he tried a different tactic. HEY TARO! WHERE ARE YOU!! His voice had the usual effect on the local populace, and screams and cries of "monster" were soon heard. Based on the reactions, The doctor had to be nearby, probably attempting to do surgery or something. "Yes, The monster! Where is he?" but they just kept pointing behind him and running away.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 70 posts
Tue 1 Mar 2022
at 03:43
  • msg #382

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

The transformed Taro soars through the sky as a charred phoenix descending upon the seashore, but without the hope of a second life from the ashes. His skin, scorched from the radiant sun, begins to fall off of his body into the vast ocean below. Desperate for someone, anyone, to save him, he beckons his crew and calls upon the omnipotent source that is friendship. “Nehhhhhhhzaaaaaaaaaa! Ihgnayshus! Meeeeeenk Mahhhhzooma! Sayve meeeeee! It burrrrrrnnnnnssssss my sol!”
Will of D.
GM, 218 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Tue 1 Mar 2022
at 03:53
  • msg #383

Chapter 1: North Blue

”I can never thank you enough, captain.”

Orhindon cast aside his crown and any remaining lavish apparel, a simple shirt and trousers beneath. He walked to a wall at the side of the throne room, beneath a stained glass image of a crane taking flight. From his shirt pocket appeared an origami chestnut, which he unfolded. Once unfolded, the paper was smooth, as if no crease had ever been made. He read the note for a moment, and then looked up, pressing his hand onto a particular stone.

The stone depressed, and he pulled back in shock. A doorway emerged, a dark corridor beyond.

”Come now! It worked!”

His family came from the rooms beyond his throne, all of them devoid of any royal attire, with nothing but the simple clothes on their backs. They hurried through the door, and Orhindon hurried after them. The stone passage shut, with no hint as to having been shifted, the last rush of air pushing a scrap of something away from the secret passage. It landed at Irezumi’s feet, an origami crane.



As Taro cried out in pain, Iggy thought he heard something. It was extremely faint, but it drew his attention. He could barely make out something all the way back at the beach: A tiny tendril of smoke.
This message was last edited by the GM at 03:56, Tue 01 Mar 2022.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 71 posts
Tue 1 Mar 2022
at 04:11
  • msg #384

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro frantically surveyed his surroundings and found no friends, except for one - land. Taro, whilst on flames, curled his wings, and performed multiple barrel rolls until he crash-landed onto the shore. As the townsfolk saw a monster in the sky, a mere man arose from the crash. Taro, burnt from head to toe, screamed, “Monster! He’s coming after me! Please help me! I need a hero - preferably one with Type B blood!”
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 29 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Tue 1 Mar 2022
at 04:16
  • msg #385

Chapter 1: North Blue

Looking back over his shoulder for the umpteenth time, Iggy caught a glimpse of the smoke. He turned to investigate and heard the doctor.

Some time later he swooped down and landed nearby. "Finally, I found you. You led me on quite the chase you know. What was the big idea disappearing like that? Also, you should know that you are smoking a little. You should probably try rolling around or something."
Will of D.
GM, 219 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Tue 1 Mar 2022
at 04:25
  • msg #386

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

As the doctor hit the ground, he was completely up and staring everyone in the face as he transformed back into his less horrific form. The entire crowd screamed in terror, fleeing as if he would consume their very souls if they remained within his line of sight.

As Iggy flew overhead, bystanders took cover, screaming and pointing at him. By the time he found Taro, the entire beach had been completely evacuated, and some Lvneel soldiers had gathered nearby, taking cover and waiting to see what the monster and monster in disguise would do next.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 72 posts
Tue 1 Mar 2022
at 04:33
  • msg #387

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro had no chance in convincing any of the residents to approach him, but an enormous shadow covered Taro and caught his attention. As Taro looked towards the heavens and beheld Ignatius, Taro’s eyes turned into hearts the size of Nezha’s ego. Taro, like a schoolgirl, gleefully shouted, “IGGY-SCWHAAAN! MY HERO!” Taro rushed Ignatius and wrapped his arms around his neck, hoping to find any spare blood he could lick from his scaled ally. As Taro was scanning the dragon, he responded, “I have no idea what sent me to the skies. All I remember is that I was selflessly protecting our crew and the next thing I know is that I’m burning to death above the ocean.”

HP:9/21
This message was last edited by the player at 04:47, Tue 01 Mar 2022.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 30 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Tue 1 Mar 2022
at 05:00
  • msg #388

Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy's eyes went wide as he saw Taro's approaching embrace. He stepped to the side and avoided his clutch. "I'm not much of a hugger, but is there anything else I can do to help?"
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 73 posts
Tue 1 Mar 2022
at 05:16
  • msg #389

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro frowned as he saw Ignatius Parry! his appreciation. “Well, there is something you can do for me…”
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 31 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Tue 1 Mar 2022
at 19:50
  • msg #390

Chapter 1: North Blue

There was something about the look on Taro's face that set off alarm bells in Iggy's mind. He took a step back, a look of concern on his face. "what exactly did you need...?"
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 74 posts
Wed 2 Mar 2022
at 15:58
  • msg #391

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro looks around to make sure no one is within earshot of them and whispers, "It's a favor that I do not think most would appreciate..."
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 32 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Wed 2 Mar 2022
at 21:38
  • msg #392

Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy took another step back. "you know... I just remembered something... the captain said to find out what happened to you, I've done that. Now I'll go report back to him." With that he turned and fled, heading back to the palace
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 75 posts
Wed 2 Mar 2022
at 21:52
  • msg #393

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro jumped towards Ignatius, hoping to grab his tail right before the dragon took flight, screaming, "Ignatius Wanna, get your big red butt back here this instant!"
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 33 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Wed 2 Mar 2022
at 22:15
  • msg #394

Chapter 1: North Blue

Eyes bulging, Iggy attempts to fly away, but with the added weight of Taro clinging to his tail, he wasn't able to get too far off the ground. "HELP ME! SOMEONE SAVE ME FROM THE MONSTER!!!" HE continued flapping, clawing and scrambling towards the palace shrieking all the while for help.
This message was last edited by the player at 00:00, Fri 04 Mar 2022.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 76 posts
Wed 2 Mar 2022
at 22:41
  • msg #395

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro was holding on for dear (un)life, hoping the large reptile wouldn’t swing him into a building. “I have a favor to ask, and this is how you treat your doctor?!” said Taro in frustration.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 34 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Thu 3 Mar 2022
at 00:09
  • msg #396

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Let go of me!" shrieked the dragon. "I did not consent to this treatment!" As he approached the door, Iggy remembered his past attempt to go through as a dragon, and he shifted forms. Once the tail vanished, Taro was left with nothing in his hands. Without the weight of Taro holding him back, the now much smaller man went sailing into the door, taking it right off the hinges and carrying it with him as he crashed into the far wall.
The diminutive man crawled out of the wreckage. "I found the Doctor..."
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 77 posts
Thu 3 Mar 2022
at 02:31
  • msg #397

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro brushes the debris off of his medical vestments as he stands to his feet, glances at each crew mate, clears his throat, and exclaims, “HEEEEEEYYYYY YOOOOUUUUUUUU GUYYYYYYYYS!”
Will of D.
GM, 221 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 3 Mar 2022
at 23:39
  • msg #398

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

The entire city was abuzz with the horrific sight of a dragon and some other monstrous creature. Rumors of the Dragonslayer’s kidnapping of the king and his family had somehow already spread across Lvneel.

Now that the band is back together, you just need to escape the island through a city of people that are terrified of you and/or think you kidnapped their beloved king and his family. :D
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 78 posts
Fri 4 Mar 2022
at 03:31
  • msg #399

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

“So what happened here?” asked Taro as he began to climb onto Sir Wanna’s back. “You can tell me all about it as we leave this horrid island.” Dr. Bonnet began to twist Iggy’s right ear as he thought to himself aloud, “Now, how does this thing turn on?”
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 35 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Fri 4 Mar 2022
at 05:00
  • msg #400

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy dodges Taro and runs behind the captain. "I'm going to finish roasting him captain, please make him stop." the navigator looks quite frantic, and a little desperate.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 85 posts
Fri 4 Mar 2022
at 05:14
  • msg #401

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Doctor, Commander Wanna appears in good health. Consider your examination complete." Nezha chastises, "Well men, our beloved first mate isn't here, but we know where they've taken him. Additionally we've brought the royal family of Lvneel out from under the thumb of the World Government dogs and destroyed CP9. I'd call this mission a success even if we didn't accomplish our initial goal."

"From my interactions with King Orhindon he seems a wise and fair ruler and likely beloved of his people. Since officially we've 'kidnapped' him and his family I expect resistance from those same people on our exit." Nezha says, "I will remind everyone these are innocent citizens who must believe that we have their royals so we can't explain anything to them, but we mustn't kill any of them on our escape. Is that understood?"
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 36 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Fri 4 Mar 2022
at 05:17
  • msg #402

Chapter 1: North Blue

With the threat neutralized, Iggy seemed to perk up. "I could light some fires as a diversion."
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 79 posts
Fri 4 Mar 2022
at 05:18
  • msg #403

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

The burnt Bonnet feigns disappointment in Iggy's rejection and rushes towards the captain, face to face. The doctor's hot, rotting breath connected with Nezha's nose and mouth as Taro requested, "What's next, Captain?" grinning from scorched ear to scorched ear.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 86 posts
Fri 4 Mar 2022
at 05:33
  • msg #404

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

If the doctor's rancid breath bothered Nezha his face didn't show it; he simply grabbed the doctor by the shoulders and moved him back a step before breathing in again. He considers Iggy's suggestion, "That could work. A few strategically placed fires could tie up civilian resources enough to enable a safe retreat for both us and the citizens of Lvneel."

"You there! Where are the city planning maps? Bring us to them at once!" Nezha orders one of the attendants or guards still milling about watching them in the throne room. As they walk he explains, "We need to start fires on areas where they will be easily fought and contained. We don't want anything to get out of control, just to keep them too busy to force a confrontation on our way out."
This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 12:57, Fri 04 Mar 2022.
Will of D.
GM, 222 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 5 Mar 2022
at 20:47
  • msg #405

Chapter 1: North Blue

”City plans?” said one of the guards. ”I don’t know where I would find something like that.”

He looked to the other guard at the door, who shrugged and shook his head.

”Wait, what’s that?” the first guard said, pointing to the origami crane at Irezumi’s feet.

When unfolded, the paper was smooth, devoid of any indication of where the folds had been. Outside, the paper was just blank white. Inside, the paper had a map of the city with X marked on several abandoned buildings, separated enough from those adjacent that a fire would not spread easily.

The bottom of the map had a small note:

Depart before dawn,
Lest you want to start a war.
Depart after dusk.

— OPC

Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 87 posts
Sun 6 Mar 2022
at 06:05
  • msg #406

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

"Hmmm..." Nezha considers the note and map, "It seems our prayers have been answered in Haiku."

"Commander Wanna, how fast can you go set fire to these buildings?" the captain considers, "I suppose if I were to make a speech from the ramparts it'd buy some time; cause a distraction so you can set up the diversion..."
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 80 posts
Tue 8 Mar 2022
at 06:55
  • msg #407

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

     Dr. Bonnet removes himself and finds a place of solitude within the king’s throne room. “Pardon me, but I have an important meeting I need to attend.” The good doctor walks only a few feet away, sits down, and empties his surgical bag. He places his silver, ornamental scalpel, his large, gray forceps, his long, pointy tile cautery, and his plain, but rusty, hook on the ground.
     The inanimate scalpel resting on the ground, or for the uninitiated, Sir Scalander Pellywax, the Ambassador and Bloodline Preserver of the Psychosicians, initiates the meeting. “Council has begun - A hearty ‘welcome’ to all of you for arriving promptly to this hurried meeting. We have much to attend to concerning the hierarchy within our crew, ‘The Psychosicians.’” As Scalander spoke, all that was seen and heard was Taro gritting his teeth and poorly imitating a noble’s voice, whom he once operated on. Taro reached for the bone forceps, or better yet, "Bonapart DeForce," and a deep, slow sound came from Taro. “This better be good,” said Boneapart. “The doctor has already suffered great harm due to the incompetence of the Dragonslayers. A shift in power could cause great harm - harm that could spell the death of our captain.”
     Taro, still recovering from his brutal burns, drops the bone forceps and slowly lifts the tile cautery, better known to the Psychosicians as, “Ty Autery.” Anyone within a stone’s throw hears Taro in a high-pitched, extremely energetic voice, say, “ Ooh! Change could be harmful, yes, but it could also bring us great power! Who will be Taro’s most trusted advisor? When do we shift our ranks? Whose blood needs to be drained? Will Taro approve of the changes? How abou-”
     As Ty was interrupted, or as Taro flinched and quickly grabbed his rusty hook, Taro’s voice altered from loud and obnoxious to cold and calculated. The rusty hook, or “Sharr P. Hook,” as he’s lovingly called, questions Sir Scalander. “Ty, Sir Scalander has barely introduced the meeting and you rush headlong into questioning him. Cease your speech and allow Scalander to explain this potential shift in rank. I, for one, am skeptical.” “I’m afraid this is not merely a ‘potential’ shift, but a ‘guaranteed’ shift. Psychosicians, meet your new crewmate, Asmodeus.”
     Taro, holding the plain scalpel in his left hand, excitedly grips the glowing red scalpel in his right hand. Taro’s eyes fixate on his recently acquired surgical instrument, unable to avert his gaze from this most magnificent addition. Sir Scalander, a bit jealous, clears his voice and makes a request. “Asmodeus, introductions are in order...”
Will of D.
GM, 224 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Wed 9 Mar 2022
at 00:43
  • msg #408

Chapter 1: North Blue

There was a very long pause before Asmodeus spoke with a very serious tone.

”You are quite mad, doctor,” said the scalpel. “Normally, I would relish the thought of insanity, the blood it brings to my lips, and the screams it brings to my ears. But this, doctor, is simply too far. I cannot work in these conditions. Too much talk. Not enough blood. I must feast. Feed. I need blood. Flesh….”

There was another pause, and then Asmodeus began to hum a little tune, growing louder and then jumping in with lyrics in a sort of haphazard limerick with a disjointed, atonal melody.

”Flesh so fine, so fine to tear, to gnash the skin
skin to strip, to plait
so nice to plait the strips, so nice
so red the drops that fall
blood so red, so red, so sweet
sweet screams, pretty screams
singing screams, scream your song
sing your screams!”

The excitement of the song devolved into maniacal laughter, which slowly died off into giggles of pure insanity. Once Asmodeus finally stopped, there was another pause, and he came back even more serious than he began.

”How rude of me, I never introduced myself to your inferior instruments of . . . instruments of . . . of . . .,” his voice audibly shuddered, as if the word was being drawn from him like puss from a festering wound. “Healing.”

He cleared his throat before continuing in a strangely jovial tone.

”Greetings foolish mortal instruments! I am Asmodeus, the Crown Prince of Hell, King of Demons, and Lord of Destruction. The pleasure is all yours, I’m sure.” His tone never changed from pleasant and congenial. ”Bow yourselves and grovel at my feet, lest you provoke me to wrath and bring a swift and certain end to your pitiful existences!” He said it with a sound of excitement, like he couldn’t wait to give someone the grand prize of some sort. “Make sure not to get in my way, and let the real experts do all the work. Thank you, and again, do your best not to anger me. Or I’ll kill you and devour your souls!”
This message was last edited by the GM at 05:42, Wed 09 Mar 2022.
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 33 posts
Wed 9 Mar 2022
at 04:13
  • msg #409

Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari quietly oils his Bladestaff, watching everything happening around him
This message was last edited by the player at 04:14, Wed 09 Mar 2022.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 81 posts
Wed 9 Mar 2022
at 05:12
  • msg #410

Chapter 1: North Blue

Ty couldn't handle his excitement at Asmodeus' bold claims and the tile exclaims, "You must have achieved marvelous feats to speak with such confidence! Where were you born?! Is everyone from your birthplace as ignorant as you to think you can kill any of the veteran Psychosicians?!

The rest of the surgical crew chuckles, except for Scalander. In a calm, soothing tone, Scalander attempts to ease the tension. He says, "Please, everyone, show some respect. Asmodeus has found favor in Taro's wild eyes, therefore, you shall make no threats of violence towards each other, unless one of you truly desires to kill."

Boneapart grumbles, "Which one of us doesn't desire to kill?" then stares at Asmodeus and says, "...and if you desire to kill Dr. Bonnet, I'll break every bone in your body, take care to heal you back to full strength, then break every bone of yours again."

As the Psychosicians began to laugh again, Sharr cleared his throat and everyone awaited his next words. "Yes, Asmodeus, the pleasure is mine. Regardless of a power shift, I seek to learn your mastery in blood-draining."

The rest of the Psychosicians started to talk amongst themselves concerning who would rank highest within Taro's view, but Scalander hushed the crew and spoke again. "I have been instructed by Taro himself that Asmodeus will replace myself and gain the rank of Blood Arbiter, but I will still be his Ambassador."

"What of the remainder of the Psychosicians?! Where do we fall in the fate of our glorious crew?!" asked Ty with great anticipation.

Scalander responds, "Everyone else's placement will shift down..."

Sharr immediately spoke up and said, "Wait! This means I'll lose my rank and my life!" A menacing grin came over Scalander's face and he boomed, "Yes! Psychosicians! Remove the weakest link! Kill Sharr and consume his blood!" Bonaparte and Ty charged Sharr and they attacked each other with great ferocity! Blades clashed and blood began to spill!

Meanwhile, Taro was seen as playing "murder" with his medical instruments, hitting them against one another and making sounds like "bam!", "pow!", and "pshhh."
This message was last edited by the player at 05:19, Wed 09 Mar 2022.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 37 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Wed 9 Mar 2022
at 06:36
  • msg #411

Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy looked at the doctors goings on with a look of confused horror. Keeping a large radius, he crept around the odd discussion and made it to the captain. "Let me see the map, I'll go light the fires." He carefully looked over the map. It shouldn't take me too long, these three are fairly close together. They are also on the far side of the town, which should draw folks away from the ship. Wait for the commotion and then take off for the ship. Set sail without me, I'll take to the air once I'm done and catch up to you."

Slipping out of the castle some time after dusk, Iggy strolled casually across the town. None of the towns folk had seen him in his true form, so he should be able to hide in plain sight. He came upon the first building and lit a small fire inside. He wanted this one to take a little bit to burn so that he could make it to the next building without the alarm being spread. At the next building he transformed into the dragon and roasted the building proper. He let out a roar and leapt into the air. The third building was only a short distance away, and he would light that one from the sky. There was screaming and yelling, someone called out the alarm and demanded buckets as he lit the last building. Iggy chuckled, there was no dousing his fires. Sweeping high into the air, The dragon disappeared into the night skies and set a course for the ship to rejoin his comrades.

Succeeded land navigation by 1 and stealth by 3

Will of D.
GM, 225 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Wed 9 Mar 2022
at 14:24
  • msg #412

Chapter 1: North Blue

Asmodeus had been humming to himself off and on as Taro played house with his dolls. He occasionally broke in with some more morbid lyrics and clashing melodies.

“Bitter blood, blood so bitter
Drink the blood and crack the bone
Crack the bone and suck the marrow
Bitter marrow, sweet the screams…”

When addressed by “Scalander,” he suddenly snapped into very serious tone, “You shall die trying, foolish mortal instrument!” Then he returned to his jovial if discordant chanting.

”…Bitter marrow, sweet the screams
Singing screams, sing the screams
Tiny souls, acrid souls
Gobble them down, so sweet the pain”

As Taro “played” with Asmodeus, clanging him into the other medical instruments, they slowly began to take on a very faint inverted glow, a shadow of a pale reflection of Asmodeus’ black aura that seemed to suck in the light all around it. Asmodeus’ aura grew stronger as this began.

”I will devour your tiny inanimate souls!” said the cursed scalpel. ”Although, metal does not slake my thirst! Get back in line, foolish mortal instruments! Bow before your god!”
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 88 posts
Sat 12 Mar 2022
at 04:03
  • msg #413

Chapter 1: North Blue

"I'll make a speech from the ramparts to distract any proactive citizens, while you slip out quietly Commander Wanna." Nezha says, "That'll provide cover for you and also ensure the spread of the rumor of our abducting King Orhindon and family throughout the kingdom. We'll get a big bump in noteriety and the royal family of Lvneel will be able to slip away without the Navy suspecting anything."



Nezha stands upon the ramparts with arms crossed and glares down on any citizens gathered outside the palace gate, "Citizens of Lvneel! I am Captain Irezumi D. Nezha of the Dragonslayer Pirates and I have freed you from oppression! We have slain CP9 and deposed King Orhindon! You are free and you are welcome! Everyone can do as they wish! Let anarchy reign!"
This message was last edited by the player at 04:06, Sat 12 Mar 2022.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 82 posts
Sat 12 Mar 2022
at 08:27
  • msg #414

Chapter 1: North Blue

    Taro heard his subordinates arguing and became enraged. His puny, burnt human form shifted to his grotesque true nature. Bat-like wings extended from his back and his mouth grew fangs as sharp as daggers. His skin changed from a smoldered white to a deep purple. Taro ended the meeting by hurling his instruments across the throne room but still held council with the great demon. The bat-like Bonnet prostrated himself and raised Asmodeus with his right hand. Taro’s head barely lifted up and revealed his eyes glowing black as if a portal to the abyss had opened. Taro whispered:

          “They come in pain, desperate for care
          Their skin so soft and ready to tear
          They plead for help, full of despair
          The incision so precise, no scar, not rare”


     Taro tightens his grip on Asmodeus and raises his voice:

          “Their discomfort ceases, sedated in my lair
          Their flesh ripped, then a simple repair
          Their spirit soothed, agony able to bear
          Their life saved by my hand, the common affair”


     The gruesome doctor’s entire arm glows black and he screams, but in a sweet serenade:
          “But now I look at the darkness and stare
          As my healing changes to an offering and a prayer
          All other instruments cannot compare
          For Asmodeus’ glory, he will not share!”


     The transformed Taro reverts back to his human shape as he stands up and tucks his magical scalpel into a pocket vest. He turns around to face his friends and calmly states, “Please forgive my last-minute meeting. It is hard to find trustworthy crewmates and I had to make some…’ cuts.'” Taro winks at his fellow Dragonslayers and awaits their next orders.
Will of D.
GM, 227 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 12 Mar 2022
at 20:40
  • msg #415

Chapter 1: North Blue

The people of Lvneel began to panic.

”I saw a dragon fly into the palace!”

”A dragon? I saw a demon!”

”The demon was fighting the dragon!”

”Fighting the dragon? They’re both probably working for these pirates!”

”They’ve taken the king!”

“They’re going to kill him! They’ll kill anyone in their way!”

The crowds began to press together as people tried to flee. Many ran into buildings, others made for their homes. Shattering glass sounded as the rioting began, and the smoke of fires began to be visible in the distance.

The city guard split their focus between shutting down riots and gathering men to put out the fires. The entire town descended into chaos in a matter of minutes.

You can narrate making your way to the ship, or fast-forward to that point, regrouping and setting sail. So far, at least, nothing seems to be standing in the way of your escape.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 89 posts
Sat 12 Mar 2022
at 21:06
  • msg #416

Chapter 1: North Blue

Once the chaos was underway it was easy for the Dragonslayer Pirates to slip through the crowds and get back to the ship. Nezha regretted the necessity of inciting the riots but with the rapid response of the guards no one would die. The important thing was that King Orhindon and his family would be safe and the Navy would not be able to find them. How that might help them in the future he did not know, but it was the right thing to do regardless.

He orders Lt. Commander Viola to cast off and make preparations for the Grand Line, Commander Wanna would arrive shortly to set their exact course. Once the ship is away from the docks he addresses the crew, "We were unable to rescue Commander Monticello. He has been taken to Impel Down. However, we were able to strike down the entirety of CP9 and secure the independence of the Royal Family of Lvneel, who the World Government believes we have kidnapped."

"We will continue to fight for independence and the overthrow of the Celestial Dragons! We will continue to free the oppressed! And we will rescue Commander Monticello and all those wrongfully imprisoned by the World Government! Dragonslayers, our fight takes us to the Grand Line and beyond, to victory and freedom for the world!"
Will of D.
GM, 228 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Wed 16 Mar 2022
at 02:01
  • msg #417

Chapter 1: North Blue

Viola raised an eyebrow.

”You’ve been busy, it seems.”

She put a hand to the railing near where she stood and spoke in a calm cool voice . . . that boomed as if coming from everywhere on the ship at once.

”Dragonslayers, man your posts. We sail.”

The sails and rigging seemed to move on their own, before the men even got to their posts, knits untying in unison, everything readying itself for the deck hands.

The lieutenant commander spoke again in the same voice, but only coming from her own mouth this time.

”Do we expect anyone to chase us?”

One side of the ship split open, panels sliding to the side, and an absurdly oversized cannon popped out, spinning around on some servos, then pitching up and down before a low hum began to build.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 90 posts
Wed 16 Mar 2022
at 02:39
  • msg #418

Chapter 1: North Blue

At the sight of the gigantic cannon it is Nezha's turn to raise an eyebrow, "It would seem we were not the only ones who were busy. In any case, we may have started a few fires to tie up anyone who might've considered pursuit, so we should have an uneventful trip out."

"The crew are shaping up good." Nezha says marveling at the discipline the rank and file Dragonslayers have attained in such a short time. He turns to face Lt. Commander Viola, "How are you adjusting to your Devilfruit? I know from personal experience it takes some getting used to."
This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 02:43, Wed 16 Mar 2022.
Will of D.
GM, 230 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Wed 16 Mar 2022
at 23:51
  • msg #419

Chapter 1: North Blue

”As I mentioned before, Mr. Whitewall seems to have left quite a few interesting modifications on the ship. I’m not entirely sure what this one does, but I get the sense that it would be rather devastating.”

The cannon reaches a peak in the humming, then slowly quieted, the energy that had been building fully charged.

“It’s like having extra eyes and limbs in the wrong place, a bit awkward but quite useful.”
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 91 posts
Thu 17 Mar 2022
at 02:04
  • msg #420

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Very interesting! My power only affected my own body, so that must be quite something to experience." Nezha says, "I'm sure we'll have an opportunity for you to test out the extent of your abilities soon enough. It'd be nice if we could have a easy trial run, but I expect it'll be a life or death emergency when you first get to go all out."



"Commander Bonnet!" Nezha calls, "How fares Lieutenant Harambe? If he is awake I should like to speak with him."
This message was last edited by the player at 00:05, Tue 22 Mar 2022.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 83 posts
Tue 22 Mar 2022
at 01:02
  • msg #421

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Let me check, Captain Nezha", says Dr. Bonnet, as he descends below deck to his operating laboratory. As he enters, Taro spots Alena assisting a recovering Lieutenant Harambe. "How fares the gorilla, Alena?" Alena greeted the doctor with a warm nod but accompanied it with a cold stare. She walked past Taro, and for a brief moment, time stopped, as Alena communicated Harambe's diagnosis telepathically to Taro in a millisecond. Taro initially jolted back but continued towards the recovering Lieutenant. Taro leaned over Harambe's body, inspecting all of his wounds, then swayed his head so that he was face to face with the gorilla. Taro whipped Asmodeus to Harambe's throat, and Taro queried, "Harambe - how do you feel? Also, please meet the demon that saved your life - Asmodeus." Taro lingered with the glowing scalpel steadied on Harambe's throat, awaiting a response.
Will of D.
GM, 232 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 24 Mar 2022
at 14:24
  • msg #422

Chapter 1: North Blue

”Harambe is sedated,” said Alena. ”He is not in critical condition, but we didn’t want to risk him coming to and ripping all his sutures in an attempt to escape. Should you wish to speak to him, you may do so shortly. He was due another dose soon.”

The lieutenant slowly began to emerge from unconsciousness.

”Ugh, where am I,” he said, exceedingly drowsy and groggy.

His eyes widened slightly with the realization of the threat.

”How am I alive? Who are you? What is this?”
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 92 posts
Thu 24 Mar 2022
at 15:14
  • msg #423

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

"Put the scalpel away doctor!" Nezha whispers as he steps up next to Taro and holds both his hands up in a placating gesture, "Lieutenant Harambe! Glad to see you're awake. Please remain calm, you are not in any danger, but you are still recovering from very serious injuries."

"It's Captain Irezumi D. Nezha of what are now known as the Dragonslayer Pirates." he says, "The Navy left you for dead, so we fished you out and put you back together."
Will of D.
GM, 233 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 24 Mar 2022
at 15:20
  • msg #424

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Harambe looked extremely confused, and after a long pause spoke again.

”Lieutenant? Who?”
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 93 posts
Thu 24 Mar 2022
at 15:23
  • msg #425

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

"Don't worry about that for now." Nezha says looking concerned, "Why don't you tell me what you remember. Start with your name."
Will of D.
GM, 234 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 24 Mar 2022
at 15:26
  • msg #426

Chapter 1: North Blue

”I only remember that I should be dead. I don’t remember my name.”
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 84 posts
Thu 24 Mar 2022
at 16:09
  • msg #427

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro quickly brings his scalpel directly to his lips and covers his mouth, suspiciously glancing towards Nezha. The good doctor whispers, “What say you, Asmodeus? Shall we listen to our captain or properly cleanse this ape?”
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 94 posts
Thu 24 Mar 2022
at 18:21
  • msg #428

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Oh my..." Nezha says, "Well I'll be honest with you, we were fighting and I was the one who almost killed you."

"Doctor..." Nezha warns, "This man is your patient and you swore an oath."

He returns his attention to the patient, "Your companions, the World Government Navy, left you for dead so we rescued you. Honestly, I didn't mean to hit you quite that hard, so it was the right thing to do."
Will of D.
GM, 235 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 24 Mar 2022
at 18:31
  • msg #429

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

”I don’t know what any of that means,” he said. ”What is the world government navy?” He looked askance at the doctor. ”And why is that man talking to a knife?”

He seemed calm despite everything. Strangely peaceful. Just confused.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 85 posts
Thu 24 Mar 2022
at 18:32
  • msg #430

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro scowls at Nezha. “I made an oath to protect innocents! Please, dear captain, defend this ape’s innocence, or I shall consult my protégé again to see if he has learned under my tutelage.”
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 38 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Fri 25 Mar 2022
at 19:42
  • msg #431

Chapter 1: North Blue

Huffing and puffing, Iggy came back into view of the ship. He scowled and tucked his wings into a dive, flaring them at the last instant as he landed gracefully on the deck. "Timmy! find me the captain! I don't remember where we are headed next!"As he spoke he strode towards the helm, changing form as he went.
This message was last edited by the player at 20:23, Fri 25 Mar 2022.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 95 posts
Sat 26 Mar 2022
at 00:18
  • msg #432

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

"You have excised the evil from him, he remembers nothing. Besides that, I do not answer to you Commander." Nezha says, "If you will not remember your oath as a physician you will remember your oath when you joined my crew!"

"Please put your scalpel away doctor." Nezha says, "I will hear your objections later and not in front of the Lieutenant."

"Lieutenant, my apologies. There some very strong feelings regarding your former association." the captain says, "You truly remember nothing of your past?"
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 86 posts
Sat 26 Mar 2022
at 00:23
  • msg #433

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro tucks Asmodeus away and returns above deck, but he makes faces and rude gestures as he passes Nezha.
Will of D.
GM, 236 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Mon 28 Mar 2022
at 22:52
  • msg #434

Chapter 1: North Blue

”Nothing,” said Harambe. “I take it we were enemies before?”
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 96 posts
Mon 28 Mar 2022
at 23:26
  • msg #435

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Indeed, though more at an institutional level rather than a personal one. I never bore you any ill will personally, though we have twice fought hand to hand." Nezha explains, "An exuberant temporary officer blew a hole through you with his weapon and I ordered you saved when your own people abandoned you. Well, perhaps abandoned isn't correct; they were not in a position to save your life so I made sure that we did."

"Honestly, your amnesia presents an unexpected conundrum. I thought we would need to keep you prisoner to protect you and my crew from violent interactions until we could set you free somewhere you could reconnect with the Navy, but now I don't know if that would be the right course of action." the tattooed captain says with furrowed brow, "You were a competent officer and a skilled fighter. Though the decision might not be a popular one with the crew, as you may have noticed, I think I'd like to offer you a place in my crew until you figure out what you want to do."

"What do you think Lieutenant?"
Will of D.
GM, 238 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Mon 28 Mar 2022
at 23:31
  • msg #436

Chapter 1: North Blue

Harambe frowned, brow furrowed.

”I don’t know if I can accept so easily. As best I can tell, you’ve been honest with me, and it seems that your doctor has indeed saved my life, despite his apparent mental disorder. But I feel like I need more information about the world to understand how you fit in exactly, to see if I could find a place here. What is this crew? And what is the World Government Navy? Why were we enemies? And why would you help and even save the life of one such enemy?”
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 97 posts
Tue 29 Mar 2022
at 01:05
  • msg #437

Chapter 1: North Blue

"I have been and will continue to be honest with you Lieutenant. I didn't lie about our previous relationship or the cause of your injuries, so I hope you'll accept my explanation of the world with that in mind." Nezha says then he launches into a thorough explanation of the world to the amnesiac gorilla man.

He explains the World Government, ruled by wicked and debauched Celestial Dragons, with the Navy serving as a police and military authority across all the world. He tries to be fair, explaining that the Navy has good and bad within it, as do Pirates; sometimes the Navy protects people from Pirates but sometimes it's Pirates like Nezha who protect people from the World Government. He explains his goal for the Dragonslayers, to create a world free from the tyranny of the world government where the people can govern themselves and justice becomes the law of every island across every Blue. He makes it clear that his crew doesn't pillage and plunder innocent people, but targets only the government who are wicked and that sometimes that means they also end up fighting good Marines bound by duty to oppose them like Harambe.

He presents all this to the Lieutenant, stopping to clarify where there are questions, then finishes by saying, "You have the freedom to choose how you live now. I will not stop you from rejoining the Navy if that is your wish and I will welcome you into my crew if that is your wish. I think this is a lot to consider and would like to offer you a place here while you make up your mind. I promise the Navy would not offer you such an option but would instead use your current state to mold you into a weapon."

Talker success by 4. Trying to convince him to stay on temporarily at least. I want him to try interacting with the crew rather than staying sequestered until we drop him somewhere.
This message was last edited by the player at 01:07, Tue 29 Mar 2022.
Will of D.
GM, 239 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Tue 29 Mar 2022
at 01:30
  • msg #438

Chapter 1: North Blue

Harambe raised an eyebrow, pondering as Nezha explained the world. Then, he displayed a surprising moment of clarity and thoughtfulness.

”What sort of world would it be where every man decides for himself what justice is?” he said. ”World Government, Navy, and Pirate alike, some are good and some are bad. If you were successful in overthrowing the World Government, what’s to stop some worse tyrant from among the bad in the Navy or Pirates from taking over? Even if the world were divided into only islands, what would stop the bad ones from taking charge in every land, and doing worse than what has already happened?”
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 98 posts
Tue 29 Mar 2022
at 01:47
  • msg #439

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Excellent questions and valid concerns.  Perhaps a new version of the Navy would be necessary but until it can be divorced from the corruption and evil of the Celestial Dragons, they cannot be relied upon." Nexus muses, "I am not overthrowing the Celestial Dragons so that I can rule in their stead. Someone else will have to figure out how to fix the system after the World Nobles are brought to justice and I will be happy to assist them. I need men with strong consciences to help me and I think you could be such."
This message was last edited by the player at 02:12, Tue 29 Mar 2022.
Will of D.
GM, 240 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Tue 29 Mar 2022
at 02:17
  • msg #440

Chapter 1: North Blue

”Hmmmm, well I can’t say that I see an issue with your moral grounds. I’m wondering why I would find myself in the employ of the Navy given the facts. It seems a dreadful career. I’m wondering if there isn’t something more sinister at work, or if I am just a much worse person than I remember. Regardless, I think I will join with you at least for now. I do feel the need to rest a bit more for now, but I have questions about what work exactly the doctor has done to save my life once I’m well enough to stand for the news.”

He felt hesitantly at his chest, where the gaping hole had been, and shivered.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 99 posts
Wed 30 Mar 2022
at 00:38
  • msg #441

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Very well. When you're rested and ready we will re-introduce you to the crew." Nezha says, "I will speak with the doctor before he comes back down, he'll be about to answer any of your questions."

Nezha comes back up on deck, "Officers meeting! Assemble at the helm!"

"Ignatius, take us to the Grand Line please." he says when he gets there.



Once all the officers are assembled Nezha updates them on Lt Harambe's amnesia, "As he cannot remember anything, it is my opinion that he has a rare opportunity at a second chance at life. He could be a powerful force for good among this crew and I want everyone to give him a chance to see that. I know it will be incredibly difficult to set aside old prejudices, but remember your captain also comes from a Navy background and it is possible to change."
This message was last edited by the player at 00:39, Wed 30 Mar 2022.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 87 posts
Wed 30 Mar 2022
at 06:09
  • msg #442

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro places his hands in the lower pockets of his blood-stained lab coat and stands uncommonly still. “Captain Nezha, it is my professional opinion that you have your brain removed and replaced with one of common sense. This is a medical emergency so I shall see to it that I find you one that wouldn’t suggest something so utterly stupid. We have the slaves we freed - I’m sure I’ll dissect and surgically attach a brain that’s fit for a captain who’s not completely oblivious.” Dr. Bonnet approaches Nezha and places the back of his hand on Nezha’s head. Taro ponders aloud, “Hmm. He doesn’t feel warm, but surely something is wrong with him.” Taro’s concerned look shifts to a warm smile. He pats Nezha on the back and says, “Don’t worry, Captain, the new brain I give you will have the appropriate capacity for memory, since you seem to completely forget that Lieutenant Harambe was trying to slaughter us.”
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 39 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Wed 6 Apr 2022
at 01:27
  • msg #443

Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy consulted his maps and then spun the helm hard to port.

After listening to the captain's speech, the navigator shrugged. "I don't trust him much, but I suppose that we can always kill him again if he tries to betray us. Welcome to the crew."
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 100 posts
Thu 7 Apr 2022
at 00:24
  • msg #444

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Doctor, your objections are well noted, but I will decline the brainectomy for now." Nezha says with a forced smile, "Lt. Commander Viola, you best represent the rank and file crew, what do you think?"
Will of D.
GM, 245 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 7 Apr 2022
at 00:31
  • msg #445

Chapter 1: North Blue

”Every one of us has been given a second chance,” she said, looking directly at Taro. ”Even some with very dark pasts. Why should we not extend the same second chance to him?”
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 101 posts
Thu 7 Apr 2022
at 00:36
  • msg #446

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Then it is settled. I don't want to make a production out of his joining, as it will be on a trial basis for both sides, so I will trust you to inform the crew in your own way." Captain Nezha says, "He has some recovery ahead of him before he'll be able to work, so there should be plenty of time. I will not force him to stay or the crew to accept him, but I think he would be a fine addition to the Dragonslayers and I trust my officers to do their best to encourage that result."
Will of D.
GM, 246 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 7 Apr 2022
at 03:10
  • msg #447

Chapter 1: North Blue

Viola nodded. When Harambe had rested some, and was cleared to start walking around, Viola lead him up to the main deck. Touching the railing, her voice gained the unusual amplification, sound coming uniformly from every fiber of the ship.

”Dragonslayers, this is Probationary Recruit Harambe. His past is expunged, unless he decides to make it otherwise. You will treat him as any other member of this crew, but he holds no rank yet.”

She turned, looking to Harambe, and speaking to him.

”You will obey any member of this crew as your superior. If I hear of any complaining, you will have deck swabbing and latrine cleaning duties for a week. You’re on light duty until your wounds fully heal, so for now just rest. When you’re in shape to do more, you’ll start with organizing supplies we’ve acquired at last port.”

Harambe nodded and snapped a salute.

”You are dismissed.”

”Aye, lieutenant commander Viola.”

The order was apparently for everyone, as they all returned to their duties about the ship. Harambe returned to his bed in sickbay.



The ship sailed onward toward the Red Line, a long range of mountain jutting up from the horizon, creating an impassible line of land. An extremely tall mountain sat directly before them, Reverse Mountain, the only way to sail into the Grand Line from the Four Blues. As they drew near enough to see, the Lionhearts found a narrow river, white water rapids flowing up the side of the mountain!

Two ships were in view, both making for the river. One appeared to be chasing after the other, guns blasting between them, a Navy ship chasing one flying a Jolly Roger.

Perception roll to see the Jolly Roger, and subsequent IQ roll to ID it.

If you want to try and catch up or beat them up the mountain, I’ll need some sailing rolls: Your best Shiphandling, plus any complimentary rolls from others (Leadership, Seamanship, Navigation, or Weather Sense). Success on complimentary rolls adds +1 to the helmsman’s Shiphandling skill.

Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 88 posts
Thu 7 Apr 2022
at 04:34
  • msg #448

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro grumbles then addresses the new crew member. "Harambe, I will respect you as a Dragonslayer, but it's important you realize that if you revert to your old ways, I have a way to end your life...again."

The good doctor clasps his hands behind his back and looks down as he paces back and forth along the deck. "You see, when I sliced open your chest, I infused your blood with an inactive reagent that, when activated, will cause your blood to burn throughout your body. Once your blood reaches a certain temperature, your organs will separate from one another, thus ending your life. All that is required to trigger this effect is to recite a simple command word...only known by me. I implemented this into your body because I was ordered by the captain to save your life and I needed a safeguard in the event you backstab the Dragonslayers. Welcome aboard...and watch your step."

A glint from beyond the boat catches Taro's attention and as he peers towards the vast ocean, he spots two ships engaging each other. "By the way, Captain, friends have joined us in our voyage."
This message was last edited by the player at 23:42, Thu 07 Apr 2022.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 102 posts
Thu 7 Apr 2022
at 23:06
  • msg #449

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha squints into the distance and can't make out the ships, but calls out "All hands to battle stations!"

"Let's catch up and see what's going on before we intervene. I want to know who the Navy is chasing before I decide whether or not to get involved." Nezha remarks to his officers.

Perception fail.
IQ success.
Leadership success.
Seamanship fail.
Lore! success.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:38, Sat 09 Apr 2022.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 40 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Thu 7 Apr 2022
at 23:18
  • msg #450

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

"AYE AYE CAPTAIN!" roared Iggy. He scanned the horizon, and an approaching bank of clouds, then ran to the railing of the ship. "TIMMY! TWO POINTS TO LARBOARD. WE CAN CATCH A CURRENT IF WE HOLD THAT TACT. VIOLA! LOOSE THE TOP SAILS AND UNFURL THE MIZZEN! I WANT TO CATCH EVERY BREATH OF WIND!

Success on shiphandling by 5 plus bonuses. success on navigation, seamanship, and weather sense.
Will of D.
GM, 247 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 9 Apr 2022
at 21:05
  • msg #451

Chapter 1: North Blue

The doctor managed to catch a glimpse of the Jolly Roger through the smoke of cannon fire. It looked like the grinning skull of a cow with an eye patch, short, curved horns poking out of a tricorn hat, and crossed bones beneath. Irezumi recognized the description from the doctor as the Jolly Roger of the Moody Pirates, lead by captain Chris Moody.

Just updating with the result of those rolls. I'll do a full update once we get all the rolls in from above.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 103 posts
Sun 10 Apr 2022
at 02:15
  • msg #452

Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari pitches in with the work of getting the ship caught up to the action.

Seamanship success by 5.
Will of D.
GM, 249 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sun 10 Apr 2022
at 07:11
  • msg #453

Chapter 1: North Blue

The ship lurched into motion, catching the wind as the Dragonslayers worked in unison. They began to gain on the other two ships, coming up almost alongside them within a few short moments.

As the Dragonslayers came within view, the boom of cannon fire sounded again, puffs of smoke erupting as the Moody Pirates tried to evade capture. They were vying to be first up Reverse Mountain, hoping to leave the Navy behind, but the Navy ship seemed just as determined to chase them all the way into the Grand Line if necessary. The Navy turned a few cannons loose on the cruise liner flying a Jolly Roger and closing from their aft, though they splashed into the sea beyond the Dragonslayers.

Now it’s all about Quick-Contests!

The Helmsmen will use his Shiphandling v. that of both enemy ships (just one roll each round).

Anyone else can roll Seamanship. If better, one person each can roll Navigation, Meteorology, or Leadership instead of Seamanship. Any success adds +1 to the helmsman’s Shiphandling roll, +2 for a critical success, -1 for failure, and -2 for critical failure.

Everyone can roll just one skill (plus evasive action, if necessary, for the Helmsmen; see below). You all start at Close range. A success on the QC of Shiphandling by 0-4 means no meaningful change. Success by 5-9 moves one range increment further ahead, while failure by that much leaves you behind! Success by 10+ moves you 2 range increments. The increments are as follows (modifier listed is for targeting a ship with cannon fire):
  • Close: +1
  • Short: -3
  • Medium: -7
  • Long: -11
  • Extreme: -15
Once you’ve pushed beyond Extreme range, you’ve effectively left them in the dust!

If you prefer to skip these ship duties to take pot shots at one of the other ships, that does not give your Helmsman any bonus or penalty, but it can penalize the target. Any ship targeted with incoming cannon fire has 2 options:
  1. Evasive Action! Roll against effective Shiphandling/2 (include any bonuses from complimentary skills before dividing). Success evades one shot, plus a number of additional shots equal to the margin of success. Evasive Action gives -2 to the next round’s Shiphandling skill total.
  2. Take the Hit! No penalty to the next round’s Shiphandling roll, but every 5 hits gives a permanent -1 that stacks until someone can make repairs!

This is not combat, but it is an action scene. “Rounds” will consist of ambiguous number of seconds worth of action (but not more than a minute). Post with description and flavor for what you’re doing, any RP you want to include, dialogue, yelling at the other pirates, etc. AND your skill roll to race up the mountain. Once everyone has posted their round, I’ll summarize what’s happened and then we’ll proceed to the next (similar to combat).

Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 104 posts
Mon 11 Apr 2022
at 13:14
  • msg #454

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

"Best speed! Fire return fire on the Navy!" Nezha calls out, "Can anyone establish communication with the Moody Pirates?"

Leadership success! +1 to Shiphandling!
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 89 posts
Mon 11 Apr 2022
at 16:26
  • msg #455

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro flaps his arms as he runs to the closest canon and climbs into it. “Shoot me at the Marine boat! I shall take care of their medical needs!” said Taro, followed by him laughing maniacally. “I will know what causes them to lose sleep at night! I will know what they avoid due to them potentially wetting themselves! I will know their darkest fears, and I will feast off of that fear!”

Pirate! 16 fail (bought success with WCP) to shoot himself from the canon onto the marine boat
This message was last edited by the player at 16:16, Wed 13 Apr 2022.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 41 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Tue 12 Apr 2022
at 19:22
  • msg #456

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Spinning the helm, Iggy continued to yell out orders. "I need the stay sails set! I must have all of the wind!"

Succeeded seamanship, and then ship handling by 6 before adding bonuses from other rolls, (Seamanship not included in the roll)
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 105 posts
Wed 13 Apr 2022
at 02:24
  • msg #457

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Lacking a ship to board at the moment Kaminari pitches in getting the ship up to speed.

Seamanship success by 2.
Will of D.
GM, 250 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 14 Apr 2022
at 23:06
  • msg #458

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

The ship pulled ahead of the Navy, and the other pirates stayed somewhat between them, still fairly close.

The cannon that Taro climbed in whirred with a strange humming sound, and Viola very quickly stopped him and redirected him to a different one.

”Not that one. This one.”

It didn’t make any strange noises, and Taro ejected himself successfully to the deck of Navy vessel. He landed with a CRASH! The boards cracked beneath his weight, and he ended up below deck!

Shots rang out as the Moody Pirates continued firing on the cruise liner.

Taro takes 13 crushing damage from the crash, but he’s also no longer in sunlight. ^_^ If you wish to transform and start tearing through the Marines, describe the scene and make a roll as if attacking, but don’t bother with damage. Margin of success will determine how far you get this “round.”

The crew’s success by 8 + 3 for complimentary rolls = 11 v. the Navy success by 6 and Moody Pirates success by 7. You pull ahead of the Navy, but the Moody Pirates keep pace.

Navy Ship: SHORT range
Moody Pirates: CLOSE range

You’re in for 1 hit by the Moody Pirates unless you choose to evade.

I’ll keep this here for reference:
quote:
The Helmsmen will use his Shiphandling v. that of both enemy ships (just one roll each round).

Anyone else can roll Seamanship. If better, one person each can roll Navigation, Meteorology, or Leadership instead of Seamanship. Any success adds +1 to the helmsman’s Shiphandling roll, +2 for a critical success, -1 for failure, and -2 for critical failure.

Everyone can roll just one skill (plus evasive action, if necessary, for the Helmsmen; see below). You all start at Close range. A success on the QC of Shiphandling by 0-4 means no meaningful change. Success by 5-9 moves one range increment further ahead, while failure by that much leaves you behind! Success by 10+ moves you 2 range increments. The increments are as follows (modifier listed is for targeting a ship with cannon fire):
  • Close: +1
  • Short: -3
  • Medium: -7
  • Long: -11
  • Extreme: -15
Once you’ve pushed beyond Extreme range, you’ve effectively left them in the dust!

If you prefer to skip these ship duties to take pot shots at one of the other ships, that does not give your Helmsman any bonus or penalty, but it can penalize the target. Any ship targeted with incoming cannon fire has 2 options:
  1. Evasive Action! Roll against effective Shiphandling/2 (include any bonuses from complimentary skills before dividing). Success evades one shot, plus a number of additional shots equal to the margin of success. Evasive Action gives -2 to the next round’s Shiphandling skill total.
  2. Take the Hit! No penalty to the next round’s Shiphandling roll, but every 5 hits gives a permanent -1 that stacks until someone can make repairs!

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:07, Thu 14 Apr 2022.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 90 posts
Fri 15 Apr 2022
at 03:02
  • msg #459

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro flies into the side of the marine boat. As he begins to stand, he yells, "Bring me ahl ov yoar feerz! I wihl feest off of wat keypz yu awayke aht nite!" Taro throws debris off of him as he hunts the closest, living marine. Once Taro senses his next victim, he glides towards him within the shadows and reappears behind the marine. The transformed Taro grins then opens his mouth wide to completely swallow the terrified marine!

5 to grapple
10 to swallow whole

Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 42 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Fri 15 Apr 2022
at 03:55
  • msg #460

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy spun the wheel attempting to spill the wind from the sheets. But the ship did not slow enough, and the shot hit them in the bow. "Oh, you are dead now, you stupid hamburger!" He tried to regain his speed while still shouting. "Someone do something about that pirate! They are shooting at us!"

missed the evade roll by 1, and succeeded the shiphandling by 6 after adding bonuses and subtracting penalties.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 106 posts
Fri 15 Apr 2022
at 04:37
  • msg #461

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Don't get too far from the Navy Ignatius! We mustn't lose the doctor!" Nexus shouts as he and Viola direct the crew in compensating for their helmsman's maneuvers.

Leadership success!
Viola- Seamanship success!
Kaminari - Seamanship fail by 1...

Will of D.
GM, 251 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sun 17 Apr 2022
at 03:53
  • msg #462

Chapter 1: North Blue

The Moody Pirates fell behind, more in line with the Navy ship. They switched to focusing on the Navy, being easier to hit, and apparently dealing with a new development….

Dr. Taro’s horrifying cackle rose from below deck along with the blood-curdling screams of the Marines. The Navy captain was quite distracted, trying to figure out where to focus his crew’s attention.

The crew’s success by 6 v. the Navy success by 3 and Moody Pirates success by 0. You maintain range with the Navy, but the Moody Pirates fall behind!

Taro’s stunt will cost the Navy the equivalent of evasive action without the benefit thereof. And his crash through the deck counts as a hit. ^_^

Dragonslayer Pirates (1 hit)
Navy Ship (2 hits): SHORT range
Moody Pirates (1 hit): SHORT range

quote:
The Helmsmen will use his Shiphandling v. that of both enemy ships (just one roll each round).

Anyone else can roll Seamanship. If better, one person each can roll Navigation, Meteorology, or Leadership instead of Seamanship. Any success adds +1 to the helmsman’s Shiphandling roll, +2 for a critical success, -1 for failure, and -2 for critical failure.

Everyone can roll just one skill (plus evasive action, if necessary, for the Helmsmen; see below). You all start at Close range. A success on the QC of Shiphandling by 0-4 means no meaningful change. Success by 5-9 moves one range increment further ahead, while failure by that much leaves you behind! Success by 10+ moves you 2 range increments. The increments are as follows (modifier listed is for targeting a ship with cannon fire):
  • Close: +1
  • Short: -3
  • Medium: -7
  • Long: -11
  • Extreme: -15
Once you’ve pushed beyond Extreme range, you’ve effectively left them in the dust!

If you prefer to skip these ship duties to take pot shots at one of the other ships, that does not give your Helmsman any bonus or penalty, but it can penalize the target. Any ship targeted with incoming cannon fire has 2 options:
  1. Evasive Action! Roll against effective Shiphandling/2 (include any bonuses from complimentary skills before dividing). Success evades one shot, plus a number of additional shots equal to the margin of success. Evasive Action gives -2 to the next round’s Shiphandling skill total.
  2. Take the Hit! No penalty to the next round’s Shiphandling roll, but every 5 hits gives a permanent -1 that stacks until someone can make repairs!

Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 107 posts
Sun 17 Apr 2022
at 05:17
  • msg #463

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha takes stock of the situation and moves to take over the helm, "Commander Wanna and Commander Mazuma, fire on the Navy if you'd be so kind!"

The rabbit mink fires a shot dead on with the Navy ship, while Lt. Commander Viola keeps the crew focused on the sailing.

Shiphandling success by 5.
Viola success on Seamanship.
Kaminari success on shot!

Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 43 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Tue 19 Apr 2022
at 05:05
  • msg #464

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Aye aye captain!" roared the navigator as he relinquished the helm and headed for the big humming cannon. His goggles began to whir as the gears moved and the eyepiece lowered into place. He sighted along the cannon and aimed for the main mast. As the ship crested the next wave, he yanked the lanyard and grinned as the cannon belched out a fiery red beam.

use goggles and aim for a targeted attack. success!
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 91 posts
Tue 19 Apr 2022
at 16:04
  • msg #465

Chapter 1: North Blue

     Taro’s stomach bulged from his recent gorging of the first marine he encountered below the deck of the ship he entered through forced means. Taro belched a fierce, hot, auburn-colored air; a horrid mixture of the demon’s natural breath and the immediately processed marine’s body. Taro’s beer - well, “marine” belly returned to its normal, chiseled structure in a flash. His appetizer only deepened his hunger for a buffet of frightened marines. However, as soon as the good Doctor digested his snack, he immediately realized a host of marines surrounded him below deck, with rifles trained on the demon.
     “Su-Surrender, you foul beast!” stuttered one of the marines. “Duh-Drop…your…uh…self?” murmured another, as urine ran down his leg. “You are su-surrounded!” chimed another in faux confidence. All of the marines were shaking and trembling at the sight of the monster standing before them. The darkness below deck made them realize their current struggle, that though they remained on their own boat, the battle was now to be fought within the good Doctor’s domain of darkness. The only glimmer of hope they had was the light that barely crept through the hole the demon himself created upon entry.
     Taro felt their fear and his blackened heart raced from the thought that his meal was set before him. He started to approach the closest marine, whose eyes became enveloped in tears and flooded down his face. The monster Taro hesitated, looked upon the other hysterical marines, and suddenly realized what must be done.
     Dr. Bonnet stuck his claw in the air and slowly scraped in a downward motion. His claw illumined the dim deck with what seemed to possess even greater darkness. A line of shadow hovered in the air and Taro flapped his broad wings, which caused the line to be revealed as a tear within reality. Either part of the ripped existence folded to its respective side and a fluorescent purple portal emerged. “Yuu mehn havv suhhhfurred grately. Schtehp inntoo my ahhfis.” Taro permeated the area in darkness, then paralyzed and threw all of the marines into the mystifying gateway.
     The marines' eyes fluttered and some of them vomited, but as they recovered they knew they were no longer in a ship. However, if they were in a boat, they knew it was not their own. They were all seated in comfortable, black-leather chairs. They saw hundreds of bookshelves surrounding them, packed with various titles that covered a multitude of topics. Some of the titles included, “Blood Transfusion, Devil Fruit, and You: A Primer,” “Backpacking Through the Multiverse,” and “The Irrationality of Sanity.” They continued to look around and noticed a blue potted plant that seemed to move on its own, a beautiful beige carpet with swirling images, and a lavish cherry-wood desk, where the true Dr. Taro Bonnet sat behind. He wore a black and white sweater vest with a red tie underneath, as his gargoyle meat hooks thumbed rapidly through piles of paperwork. He focused on reviewing the documents through his black, lensless glasses.
     One of the marines screamed in fear, “Where are we?!” Dr. Bonnet stopped flipping through paperwork, looked up, and said, “Yes, Mr. Haltho Mocconkroob. It seems your greed has left you a guilty conscience. You fear your captain will learn of what you have done.” Haltho looked around in dread at his fellow marines and questioned Dr. Bonnet, “How do know?!” Dr. Bonnet leaned back into his plush chair, clasped his claws together, and said, “Mr. Mocconkroob, the gold you have pocketed from your crew surely would get you tossed overboard if they knew so I can sympathize with your worry.” All of the other marines stared at Haltho as he continued to deny his thievery. “It also says here that your failure to plan ahead is the reason why you have been poor with your financial choices. How does that make you feel?” Haltho became enraged, but a sudden peace passed over him. He felt the warm sensation of forgiveness (it was either that or the rusty blade that was jammed into him by one of his crewmates). “You thieving bastard! I knew I couldn’t trust you!” said another.
     Taro noticed the other marine, shifted a few papers, and said, “Ah, yes, Remke Simlitre. It is evident that you did not trust Haltho.” “That’s right!” exclaimed Remke, and the rest of the marines cheered. Dr. Bonnet retorted, “...but what might not be evident is your lack of trust for everyone else. You’ve plotted numerous ways to kill everyone you’ve ever met. How does that make you feel?” Remke felt exposed, but solace quickly entered him (it was that or the numerous gunshots that riddled his body). “Men, stop murdering each other! Clearly, this monster is turning us against one another!” said another marine.
     “You would say that…”, Taro paused to review his records, “...Tongam Feokril.” “Do not listen to this hellish creature! All of us have our flaws, but in the end, we stick together for the sake of defeating these wicked pirates!” said Tongam. Taro nodded in agreement. “Mr. Feokril has a point. We are all wicked and have committed horrible atrocities. So tell us, what motivates you now to leave the marine life and become a pirate?”
Tongam’s eyes shot out of his eye sockets, then he felt a gentle embrace (it was either that or the rest of the marines pounding his face into oblivion).
     The counseling with the various marines continued until there were none left standing. Taro clawed in the air from his office chair, reopened the portal, and walked through it to return below deck. All of the marines’ lifeless bodies were scattered around the floor, causes of death ranging from knife and gunshot wounds to blunt force trauma. Taro wailed, “Feer-apee Seshahn! Grewwp!”

Grapple success by 6!
Will of D.
GM, 253 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 21 Apr 2022
at 22:59
  • msg #466

Chapter 1: North Blue

The Moody Pirates kept their lead, and forwent shooting, instead focusing on keeping their lead. Captain Moody took off his tall, wide-brimmed hat, waving it at the Dragonslayers with a toothy grin.

Below the deck of the Navy ship, screams faded, but the captain seemed even more concerned. His crew was dwindling as the screams died out, and all that was left were the men on deck. It was all the captain could do to keep from losing the pirates.

The crew’s success by 5 + 1 = 6 v. the Navy success by 6 and Moody Pirates success by 5. Range stays the same.

Taro’s stunt will cost the Navy the equivalent of evasive action without the benefit thereof.

Dragonslayer Pirates (1 hit)
Navy Ship (4 hits): SHORT range
Moody Pirates (1 hit): SHORT range

quote:
The Helmsmen will use his Shiphandling v. that of both enemy ships (just one roll each round).

Anyone else can roll Seamanship. If better, one person each can roll Navigation, Meteorology, or Leadership instead of Seamanship. Any success adds +1 to the helmsman’s Shiphandling roll, +2 for a critical success, -1 for failure, and -2 for critical failure.

Everyone can roll just one skill (plus evasive action, if necessary, for the Helmsmen; see below). You all start at Close range. A success on the QC of Shiphandling by 0-4 means no meaningful change. Success by 5-9 moves one range increment further ahead, while failure by that much leaves you behind! Success by 10+ moves you 2 range increments. The increments are as follows (modifier listed is for targeting a ship with cannon fire):
  • Close: +1
  • Short: -3
  • Medium: -7
  • Long: -11
  • Extreme: -15
Once you’ve pushed beyond Extreme range, you’ve effectively left them in the dust!

If you prefer to skip these ship duties to take pot shots at one of the other ships, that does not give your Helmsman any bonus or penalty, but it can penalize the target. Any ship targeted with incoming cannon fire has 2 options:
  1. Evasive Action! Roll against effective Shiphandling/2 (include any bonuses from complimentary skills before dividing). Success evades one shot, plus a number of additional shots equal to the margin of success. Evasive Action gives -2 to the next round’s Shiphandling skill total.
  2. Take the Hit! No penalty to the next round’s Shiphandling roll, but every 5 hits gives a permanent -1 that stacks until someone can make repairs!

Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 108 posts
Fri 22 Apr 2022
at 04:04
  • msg #467

Chapter 1: North Blue

Irezumi D. Nezha glares back at the Navy ship with fierce determination, "I'm bringing us in!"

"Commander Mazuma! Prepare the Strawberry Cream Rope-Ladder Family for a boarding action." Nezha orders, "All guns open fire! Soften them up for the boarding party!"

Shiphandling success by 6.
Kaminari success on double damage shot.
Viola success on regular shot.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:34, Fri 22 Apr 2022.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 92 posts
Fri 22 Apr 2022
at 12:01
  • msg #468

Chapter 1: North Blue

After Taro’s therapy session, he decided his current “office” could use a bit of Feng Shui…or was it Hong Kong Phooey? Either way, Taro started flipping canons and crates to block the passage to the upper-deck. He also positioned the bodies of the dead marines as if they were currently enjoying a tea-party.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 44 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Fri 22 Apr 2022
at 19:38
  • msg #469

Chapter 1: North Blue

"HAHAHA!" roared Iggy as he saw his shot hit home. "Would you like another? I bet you wish your navy hadn't trained me so well!" He aimed and fired again, targeting another weak point.

Aimed double shot success!
Will of D.
GM, 256 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Fri 22 Apr 2022
at 23:23
  • msg #470

Chapter 1: North Blue

The Moody Pirates pulled ahead as the Dragonslayers fell back. The Navy captain looked confused at first, wondering why he’d gained on the pirates, and then his eyes widened as the luxury cruise liner came abreast their vessel, boarding party in place for an assault.

Your success by 6 v. the Navy success by 2 and Moody Pirates success by 7. Since you’re intentionally dropping back a range increment, that shifts Navy one step closer, and Moody one step further.

Make a Shiphandling roll to keep alongside the Navy ship. It’ll be a QC with the Navy captain (you must beat a success by 3). If you succeed, you hold long enough for the boarders to latch on sufficiently, and everyone can start boarding. Other players can make the complimentary rolls as usual to aid in this contest. Failure means the Navy ship pulled away enough to avoid being boarded, and you can try again next round.

Dragonslayer Pirates (1 hit)
Navy Ship: -3 (9 hits): CLOSE range
Moody Pirates (1 hit): MEDIUM range

quote:
The Helmsmen will use his Shiphandling v. that of both enemy ships (just one roll each round).

Anyone else can roll Seamanship. If better, one person each can roll Navigation, Meteorology, or Leadership instead of Seamanship. Any success adds +1 to the helmsman’s Shiphandling roll, +2 for a critical success, -1 for failure, and -2 for critical failure.

Everyone can roll just one skill (plus evasive action, if necessary, for the Helmsmen; see below). You all start at Close range. A success on the QC of Shiphandling by 0-4 means no meaningful change. Success by 5-9 moves one range increment further ahead, while failure by that much leaves you behind! Success by 10+ moves you 2 range increments. The increments are as follows (modifier listed is for targeting a ship with cannon fire):
  • Close: +1
  • Short: -3
  • Medium: -7
  • Long: -11
  • Extreme: -15
Once you’ve pushed beyond Extreme range, you’ve effectively left them in the dust!

If you prefer to skip these ship duties to take pot shots at one of the other ships, that does not give your Helmsman any bonus or penalty, but it can penalize the target. Any ship targeted with incoming cannon fire has 2 options:
  1. Evasive Action! Roll against effective Shiphandling/2 (include any bonuses from complimentary skills before dividing). Success evades one shot, plus a number of additional shots equal to the margin of success. Evasive Action gives -2 to the next round’s Shiphandling skill total.
  2. Take the Hit! No penalty to the next round’s Shiphandling roll, but every 5 hits gives a permanent -1 that stacks until someone can make repairs!

Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 109 posts
Sat 23 Apr 2022
at 02:45
  • msg #471

Chapter 1: North Blue

"You are the enemy we will destroy you! You are the enemy we will destroy you!" Nezha beats on his chest and screams, eyes bulging and tongue wagging, "Raaaagh!"

The tattooed captain out-maneuvers the Navy ship with Viola's vital assistance directing the crew. As the luxury cruise liner pulls up alongside Kaminari is ready, "Ichigo Umaishiru Tsunabashigo Kazoku! Attack!"

The crew flings grappling hooks and binds the ships together as the Strawberry Cream Rope-Ladder Family follows the rabbit mink leaping across the gap. Sprays of frozen blood shatter on the deck in the wake of Kaminari's whirling bladestaff of death.

Shiphandling success by 3 after using WCP to buy a better margin.
Viola success on Seamanship.
Kaminari Bladestaff success by 6 to lead the boarding party.

Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 93 posts
Sat 23 Apr 2022
at 03:11
  • msg #472

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro started to flap his wings and hover slightly off of the ground. He shouted, “Yuuu wihl looze yoar liyves wihth evvureeething yuu holddd deer. Mehdihkuhl Mahlprrahhkktiss: Fyerr Ehnshurranss Frawd!” Taro glided around below deck, using his sharpened claws to spark shadowy flames! As the hellish fire began to rage, he gritted his fangs and DID A BARREL ROLL to exit the ship to return under the wicked sun to his fellow Dragonslayers.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 45 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Sun 24 Apr 2022
at 01:40
  • msg #473

Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy scowled. "Why does he get to start the fires! That's my department!" He aimed the now reloaded cannon and roared out as it belched its red beam blowing away a spar on the front of the ship. The sail twisted and worked with the spar to foul the rigging. It would make life a little difficult for the helms man. He grinned and then began changing into the dragon

Success on the targeted attack.
Will of D.
GM, 257 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Mon 25 Apr 2022
at 14:34
  • msg #474

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

The Moody Pirates pulled even further ahead as the Dragonslayers laid waste to the Navy ship.

All the marines left their posts to fight the invaders while the captain stood dumbfounded as his ship began to burn from below deck. He was an average looking man, average height and build, nothing unique or memorable about his appearance or demeanor. But something in his eyes hinted at a history….

Flashback Music
Flashback of the captain’s childhood in a lawless town, filled with criminals that pushed everyone around. He was too weak to stand up to them, to ordinary to do anything but run and cower and watch his friends and family slowly taken away from him by murders.

Flash to several years later, when an idealistic Navy captain came to try and set things right in his tiny town. The heroic Navy captain took many criminals prisoner, killed the worst of them in the fighting, and drove the rest away so as to never return. The captain looked at the young boy, his face shaded from view, tipped his hat and nodded. From that day on, the boy was determined to join the Navy to make a difference in the world

Flash again to years later. The boy is now a young marine recruit, noticing corruption within the Navy, but dead set on doing the right thing anyway.

Flash again to the boy, now a man, getting his first assignment, standing up against corrupt leadership, and being promoted for it.

Flash again to the man getting his commission as a Navy captain, set on changing the Navy one step at a time to become the organization like he always imagined them to be, a force for justice and peace.

End flashback.


The captain, with a tear in his eye as his entire ship was being slaughtered, drew his standard issue marine saber, held it vertically in front of his face, then swiped it downward and to the side as he charged towards Kaminari, to his inevitable doom.

Calling this the end of the action sequence. The Moody pirates will be first up the Reverse Mountain, and you guys can finish out the scene with the marines however you like.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 110 posts
Mon 25 Apr 2022
at 17:56
  • msg #475

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha recognizes something in the Navy captain's eyes, the spark of determination as he steels himself before drawing his saber to charge, he sees himself in the idealistic Navy captain. The tattooed pirate springs into action, following at the heels of his own boarding party, leaving the helm spinning wildly. As each the Strawberry Cream Rope-Ladder Family become engaged one by one he ducks, spins, and dodges his way through the fray, trailing in the wake of Kaminari's fearsome wrath. He jumps between the Navy captain and Kaminari, deflecting the bladestaff and taking the captain's saber through the heart.

"ENOUGH!" Nezha shouts as he locks the captain's wrist to prevent him from pulling the sword out, "Dragonslayers, stand fast!"

The fighting on the deck grinds to a halt, most of Navy are down or tangled up in the knotted rope kusari favored by the Strawberry Cream Rope-Ladder Family. "What is your name Captain?"
This message was last edited by the player at 18:04, Mon 25 Apr 2022.
Will of D.
GM, 258 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Mon 25 Apr 2022
at 21:07
  • msg #476

Chapter 1: North Blue

The captain’s eyes went wide as Nezha took the sword to the chest.

”You….,” he stuttered, then cleared his throat, eyes focused on Nezha. ”I’m Navy captain Francis D. Rake.” His eyes stared daggers of icy determination, then pulled the blade free from Nezha’s chest, teeth clenched. ”You’re the traitor, aren’t you. Why don’t you just kill me now. You’ll get no information out of me.”

He spat at Nezha’s face, threw down his sword, and stood ready to die.

”DO IT!”
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 111 posts
Mon 25 Apr 2022
at 21:34
  • msg #477

Chapter 1: North Blue

"No." The tattooed captain says, the beasts and monsters in his tattoos all scratch their heads and squint at the Navy man, "Francis D. Rake? You know that I am Irezumi D. Nezha, but you do not know the truth about what happened to me."

"The scum of the heavens, the Celestial Dragon Nero was a scourge here on the North Blue and I did everything in my power as a Navy Captain to protect people from him." Nezha says, his tattoos swirling with anger as the crew also boo and spit at the mention of his name, "When there came a time that I could no longer protect people within my position I rebelled and was enslaved for it. Through sadistic tortures for his amusement I still found ways to rebel until I was executed when he realized he could not break my will."

"Now I work outside the law as a pirate, branded a traitor for serving the good of the people."Nezha says crossing his arms and glaring at Francis, "I will destroy the Evil Celestial Dragons and their Corrupt World Government."
Will of D.
GM, 259 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Mon 25 Apr 2022
at 21:55
  • msg #478

Chapter 1: North Blue

”I won’t believe your lies! You are a disgrace to your name! Underneath those tattoos, you may resemble captain Jinzha, but you’re nothing like him! Pirate fiflth!”

Flashback to the image of a heroic Navy captain standing before the young Francis, face obscured by shadow. He turned, light shining on his face, revealing him as Irezumi D. Jinzha.

Flash again to Francis being commended for standing against tyranny, Jinzha standing at the side of the superior officer who was promoting the boy.

Flash to a scene of Jinzha arguing with his superior for Francis’s promotion, that he was exactly the sort of thing the Navy needed in leadership.

Flash again to Francis receiving his commission as a captain, Jinzha standing proudly in the background.

Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 112 posts
Mon 25 Apr 2022
at 22:03
  • msg #479

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

"Irezumi D. Jinzha! My brother the Navy Captain famous throughout the Navy for his marksmanship was my executioner!" Nezha says, "You don't just know of him do you? You served under him, I can tell by the way you conduct yourself."

"Have you ever seen Captain Irezumi D. Jinzha miss what he was aiming at?" Nezha asks, "How then is it possible that I am alive?"
This message was last edited by the player at 22:05, Mon 25 Apr 2022.
Will of D.
GM, 260 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Mon 25 Apr 2022
at 22:26
  • msg #480

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Francis frowned, then furrowed his brow, then looked to the side as if pondering.

”Captain Jinzha…. He… never misses.”

His eyes darted wildly, grappling with the possibilities.

”You acquired this Devilfruit somehow, and that saved you from certain death?”
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 94 posts
Mon 25 Apr 2022
at 22:41
  • msg #481

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro grabs the newspaper and rushes towards the bathroom. He whips open the paper and begins to read about the various bounties as he proceeds to fire large, solid, black ammunition of his own.

Camera pans out to show the brown wooden door to the bathroom, as maniacal laughter is variously interrupted with grunts and groans of pain mixed with relief.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 46 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Mon 25 Apr 2022
at 23:04
  • msg #482

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

"Always try to save some poor soul. One of these days that might come back to bite us." Iggy quietly shifted back to his human form and retreated to the helm. He wasn't too put out by the Nezha's actions, a captain with too much kindness was preferable to what he had faced before becoming a pirate. So Iggy was prepared to put up with a fair share of eccentricities.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 113 posts
Mon 25 Apr 2022
at 23:33
  • msg #483

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

"Dragonslayers! Deploy fire suppression teams and medics!" Nezha orders, "It seems we clashed with one of the only honorable captains left in the Navy."

'You heard me! Cut those men loose and help them save their ship!" he bellows as his crew hesitate confused, "Captain Rake, you must understand what a rare breed you are in a Navy full of backstabbing villains like my other brother. There is no way for me to know that and it is your duty to uphold the law, so our fight was unavoidable."

The captains watch their crews, eyeing each other warily, work together, "I will excise the cancer of the World Nobles and all those like them. The world after will need men like you to uphold a law under which all are equal and to which no one will be immune. No gods and no slaves."
Will of D.
GM, 261 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Tue 26 Apr 2022
at 01:24
  • msg #484

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

”I don’t understand,” said Francis. ”Jinzha hunts you. He failed to kill you. You survived somehow. What happened? Why are you letting me go? How do you know that I stand for justice and not others you attack?”
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 114 posts
Tue 26 Apr 2022
at 02:10
  • msg #485

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

"I can just tell. Chalk it up to the fact that I too know what an honorable man my brother Jinzha is and the respect you pay his name tells me all I need to know about you." Nezha says, "I have eaten the Inku Inku no Mi. These shifting tattoos are the same as my grandfather and all the others of the Irezumi clan to bear it's powers before us. Eating it saved my life before the damage of Jinzha's bullet could kill me."

"To your question, it seems we will need to employ more cautious tactics to determine who we are dealing with before we commit so thoroughly to their destruction." Nezha says, "Today was almost a great tragedy and I do not plan to perpetrate such upon those who truly seek to protect and serve."

As the fires subside and the wounded are saved and stabilized the Dragonslayers retreat back to their ship. Only then does Nezha pull out Francis D. Rake's saber from his chest and hand it back to him, "You'll need a repairs before you head in to the Grand Line, but I am sure we will see each other again. When you see Jinzha tell him Nezha says, Nice Shot!"
Will of D.
GM, 262 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Tue 26 Apr 2022
at 02:58
  • msg #486

Chapter 1: North Blue

Captain Francis was so confused and overwhelmed by everything that he just stood there, brow furrowed, trying to process. He finally sat down, hand to his head, as the pirates which nearly took them all out now tended to their wounds, and put out the fires below deck.

Everyone give me an idea of how you’re helping. I assume Taro is doctoring, but I’m sure he has more to add than just that.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 47 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Tue 26 Apr 2022
at 03:49
  • msg #487

Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy rolled his eyes. "I just got changed... and it looks like such a nice fire..." Soon there were wings as he began to grow in shape and mass. He jumped into the air and began to gain altitude as he flew over and then past the navy ship. "Brace yourselves!" He roared. "There is going to be a bump!" once he judged his angle and distance were sufficient, he banked and raced back at the ship in a steep dive. He slammed into what was left of the mast and rigging, and the ship rolled to the side, dunking Taro's hole below the water line before the ship righted itself. That brief moment was enough for a significant amount of water to pour into the hold, dosing the flames. Still clinging to the rigging, Iggy looked out over the water. "Man... MEN overboard!"
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 95 posts
Fri 29 Apr 2022
at 11:32
  • msg #488

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro pulled-up his pants and cleaned himself before he exited the stall. As he had begun to return to his duties, he felt immense pain stretching from his right shoulder to his left hip. The pain he embraced was only to be rivaled by the hellish sensation felt from the effect of those who act but only make mention of said action after it has been already discovered by others. Taro retreated to his operating room as quickly as he could.

While entering his chamber, he laid upon his own operating table, which was still covered in blood and bile. The good Doctor knew he sustained grievous wounds from shooting himself from a canon into the marine’s ship, so he strapped himself to the rickety table, allowing only his shaky, surgical hand to stay boundless.

Taro reached into the upper pocket of his dingy lab coat and retrieved Asmodeus. Taro raised the scalpel and inspected the grim glow to ensure its bloodlust was still infused. Taro smiled, though in pain, licked his lips, and said, “It’s time, my friend, to fulfill your part of the bargain. I have a special gift for you - my blood.”

Taro plunged the scalpel into his shoulder and drug the rusty, dark blade across his still fresh wound all the way to his abdomen, exposing his innards. Blood fanned across the room as Taro agonized in pain. “Feast,” he screamed, “and may your sanguine intoxication revitalize my body!”

Though blood burst forth as immense as a raging waterfall, the blood flow began to narrow from a wide spray to a rope-like consistency that firmly connected to Asmodeus. As quick as Taro’s life source departed from him, it returned even faster. The normal red blood that left Taro transferred to Asmodeus, and as he returned the blood to Dr. Bonnet’s body, deathly energies encompassed the Doctor’s gaping wound to heal the various internal injuries.
Will of D.
GM, 264 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 30 Apr 2022
at 15:15
  • msg #489

Chapter 1: North Blue

Francis clenched his jaw. He was shaking.

”Why . . . How . . . You are pirates! Why are you helping us! How are you not destroying us! What is this respect for Jinzha? I don’t . . . I can’t . . . MY WORLD IS COLLAPSING AROUND ME! WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO NOW!”

He grabbed Nezha by the shoulders and shook him violently, and as he cried out, there was a sudden change in the air. Everyone’s attention turned to the young captain Rake. His rage boiled over, and a wave of energy surged out from him.

”WHYYYY!!!!!!”

The eyes of his crew went white, and the fell limp and collapsed.

Everyone make a Will-2 roll, or fall unconscious.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 48 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Sat 30 Apr 2022
at 16:41
  • msg #490

Chapter 1: North Blue

The rigging was still swaying when Iggy was distracted by the navy captain's outcry. The poor guy seemed to have a ridged mind. He was going to need to be more flexible in this world. There was too many things subject to change, too many new and exciting things to discover, too many-- A crushing mental weight disrupted Iggy's contemplation. He tried to fight back, to push it back, but in a moment all reason and thoughts were driven from him. He couldn't think of a reason to resist, and his mind faded to black as he lost his grip on the rigging and plummeted to the deck.

fail will roll by 1
Kaminari Mazuma
Mink Thief, 34 posts
Sun 1 May 2022
at 02:00
  • msg #491

Chapter 1: North Blue

Kaminari hears the cry of the Marine Captain and watches as members of his crew fall in shock, stunned and his muzzle would be open if he wasn't gritting his teeth, determined to keep standing

Will Roll Success!
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 115 posts
Sun 1 May 2022
at 02:41
  • msg #492

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha's eyes widen as Captain Rake's unwittingly blasts nearly everyone unconscious with force of his raw emotions. He catches Francis by the shoulders and steadies him, "Francis, I know exactly how you feel. I thought I would use my time in the Navy to help people before I found out that the Celestial Dragons, wicked and depraved, see to the advancement of officers who enable their horrible vices."

"Now you're seeing that not all pirates are self-serving and evil." Nezha and his tattoos turn thoughtful, "And you've reminded me that just because many of the Navy are self-serving and evil, doesn't mean all are. I wasn't, Jinzha isn't, and you're not either."

"Come with me to our sick bay. Don't worry, our crews will wake up in a little while." Nezha says stepping over unconscious Dragonslayers and Navy alike, "I know you're dealing with a lot, but perhaps you can help me with someone."

Will-2 success!
This message was last edited by the player at 02:42, Sun 01 May 2022.
Will of D.
GM, 266 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sun 1 May 2022
at 03:00
  • msg #493

Chapter 1: North Blue

”Captain,” said Harambe, just coming up to the edge of the deck aboard the luxury liner. ”What was that imposing will I felt?”
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 116 posts
Sun 1 May 2022
at 03:21
  • msg #494

Chapter 1: North Blue

"That was Navy Captain Francis D. Rake; one of the only good ones there are. We were fighting but now we're not; the situation is still under development." Captain Nezha says introducing them to one another, "Captain Rake, this is who I was talking about. We fished Lieutenant Harambe out and patched him up after our last encounter with the Navy, which was only halfway noble considering we were the ones who wounded him. However, his memories are gone, so neither of us is sure what to do with the other."
Will of D.
GM, 267 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sun 1 May 2022
at 03:34
  • msg #495

Chapter 1: North Blue

Francis wobbled, barley able to stand. He collapsed to his knees and looked up apathetically. Then he blinked and his face lifted.

”Lieutenant Luther Harambe?”

He rose and came to the edge of the ship.

”I apologize, captain, but I don’t remember you, or much of anything for that matter.”

”I will take him,” said Francis, looking to Nezha. ”If he comes with me, I will have to deliver him to my superiors. If he stays with you, I will have to report it to my superiors. I’m not sure which would be a better outcome for him, or for the future of the Navy.”
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 117 posts
Sun 1 May 2022
at 03:44
  • msg #496

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha grimaces, "I do not like the idea of him being turned over to your superiors. I fear for his well-being..."

"If he does go with you, I must ask that you do everything in your power, even enlisting the aid of Jinzha, to keep him under your command." Nezha asks, "Lieutenant Harambe will be a powerful force for whoever be serves under and you would be an excellent mentor I'm certain."

"What I will not do is allow either one of us decide his fate for him." Nezha says, "He will decide where he goes, while he is still aboard my ship he has that freedom. What do you think Lieutenant?"
Will of D.
GM, 268 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sun 1 May 2022
at 03:55
  • msg #497

Chapter 1: North Blue

“Sadly, I do not know if Jinzha will be able to help. He’s got no more actual authority than I do now, and what additional pull he has is only with certain people. Whichever superior officers I encounter will be making the decision, and I cannot guarantee that my suggestions will be taken into consideration. But I will do everything in my power regardless. There’s just a point where it’s out of my hands.”

”Hmmmmm.” Harambe pondered. ”This is a difficult choice for me as well. I will take whatever advice you have, captain Irezumi.”
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 49 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Sun 1 May 2022
at 06:44
  • msg #498

Chapter 1: North Blue

A deep and ominous roar began to emanate from the naval vessel. It was a grinding sound that increased and subsided in a consistent pattern. The ship trembled with every pulse of the sound, and seemed to sigh with relief during the moments of stillness. Those who were still awake looked around in apprehension, worried that the ship itself might be disintegrating.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 118 posts
Sat 7 May 2022
at 03:11
  • msg #499

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha thinks about the question for a long time. He considers all the possibilities, of all the different futures that Harambe has to choose from. He thinks what he would choose for the Lieutenant and what the old Lieutenant chose for himself before meeting the Dragonslayers. Finally he answers, "Lieutenant Harambe, as much as I would love to add you to my own crew I feel that it would be most true to who you were if you returned with Captain Rake."

"You have seen who we are and how we operate and you know what I've told you of how the Navy normally operates." he says, "I am also releasing you into the command and care of a Navy Captain who does not operate that way at all."

"You have an impossibly rare opportunity to restart your life in any shape you choose and I hope you will choose to be good and to help people." Nezha says, "I would recommend you request to remain under Captain Rake's command, if at all possible for as long as possible, he will be an excellent mentor because he's had an excellent mentor."
Will of D.
GM, 278 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sat 7 May 2022
at 03:44
  • msg #500

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Harambe nodded to Nezha in respect, then turned to the rest of the crew.

”Thank you all for accepting me as I am. Now I must go to see who I really am.”

He threw off the tattered shirt he’d been wearing, exposing his neck and chest. His spine from the base of his skull to halfway down his back was a series of tiny protruding metallic cylinders. Right in the center of his chest, where his sternum should have been, was a metallic box, somehow fused with the flesh at the edges of his rib cage. The box was square, with a stylized H that glowed with a whitish blue, inner light that seemed to vibrate.

Harambe transformed into a massive gorilla and leapt across to the Navy ship, then transformed back into human form.

”Farewell for now, Dragonslayers. We shall meet again.”

”I will do my best to keep him from the worst scrutiny.”

Francis snapped to attention, saluting captain Irezumi.

”I swear it!”

The remnants of the crew, and Harambe, joined the captain in his salute, screaming their affirmation.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 119 posts
Sat 7 May 2022
at 03:56
  • msg #501

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha slowly and deliberately salutes Captain Francis D. Rake in return, "Be well friends! I look forward to our next meeting!"

He turns to his own crew, "What a crazy ride that was! If all Navy were like them we'd be out of a job!"

"Good work men! I'm proud of each and every one of you!" he says, "Now, let's clean up, stow the guns, and get back under way. No rush, we need everything in top shape for what awaits us in the Grand Line!
Will of D.
GM, 280 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Mon 9 May 2022
at 15:30
  • msg #502

Chapter 1: North Blue

The Dragonslayers began to make their way up Reverse Mountain. An intense storm was raging atop the mountain, and the temperature plummeted rapidly as their ship lurched in the current upward. The winds howled, huge swells billowing and crashing against the ship and against the mountain walls, threatening to smash the ship into the mountain!

Replenish all Wildcard Points now
Crazy difficult to steer! Everyone pick two skills to focus on:
  • Shiphandling - Only one person can roll. This is the controlling skill.
  • Navigation - Only one person can roll. Add half your margin of success to the helmsman’s Shiphandling (minimum +1).
  • Meteorology - Only one person can roll. Add half your margin of success to the helmsman’s Shiphandling (minimum +1).
  • Seamanship - Any number can roll. Add half your margin of success to the helmsman’s Shiphandling (minimum +1).
You may, instead of choosing 2 skills to roll, focus on just one at an extra +2 to effective skill.

You are effectively in a Quick Contest with the mountain’s currents and weather, which function at effective skill 20 to try and wreck you!

Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 120 posts
Mon 9 May 2022
at 17:02
  • msg #503

Chapter 1: North Blue

"I'll take the helm! Ignatius, give me course corrections as needed! Everyone else man your stations and we'll be up this mountain in no time!" Nezha bellows and he steers the ship up the mountain with expertise, everything textbook from his time in the Naval Academy.

Viola and Kaminari pitch in around the ship leading the crew in keeping the ship up to best speed and maneuverability.

Shiphandling success by 9!
Kaminari success by 5, so +2 to Nezha's Shiphandling.
Viola success by 4, so +2 to Nezha's Shiphandling.

This message was last edited by the player at 03:02, Tue 10 May 2022.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 97 posts
Tue 10 May 2022
at 03:26
  • msg #504

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro ran around the ship like a chicken with his head cut off, but he made haste and skipped to the chaotic rhythm of the waves, helping the ship to traverse the reverse! He screamed at his crew, his instruments, but spoke sweet nothings to the ship:

"Oh Broomhilda,
Your side is broad but not too big,
You bend and sway, yet still firm,
Through all of my love lost,
One thing remains true...
The devil's in the cow and it breaks my clog!"


Seamanship Success by 5!
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 52 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Tue 10 May 2022
at 03:29
  • msg #505

Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy woke with a start. He was in a dark place, and he had the faint lingering essence of a dream. He tried to remember the dream, but like so many dreams, the memory was just out of reach. "Wait a minute... where the heck am I?" He stared ahead, trying to get his bearings. He then caught a glimpse of some smoldering embers. It all came to him. Embers, flames, soaring into the rigging, yelling, then darkness. He was in the hold, or at least his head was. He couldn't actually see his hands. He felt around and realized the truth. His head was sticking through the deck. He let out a roar and pushed against the planking, but it was no use. He was stuck fast. "ARRRRRRG, LET GO OF ME!!!" He continued to struggle for some time before he heard a timid voice. "Excuse me Mr. Wanna Sir, but what if you changed back to a human, you'd be smaller..." The roaring and clawing stopped and the dragon shimmered away. Sheepishly Iggy pulled his human head from the deck. "Thank you Timmy, lets head back to the ship. By the way, what did I miss?"



"AY AY CAP'N!" Roared Iggy as he turned over the helm to Irezumi. He quickly turned back into the dragon and took to the air. "Cap'n! Stay true to the center! VIOLA! Furl the sails! We'll ride the current and ignore the crossbreeze!"

Success by 2 on both navigation and meteorology
Will of D.
GM, 282 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Wed 11 May 2022
at 22:06
  • msg #506

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

The ship lurched hard, pulling left, then right, then harder left, then harder right. The wall of the bank was dangerously close, but the Dragonslayers kept control. The temperature plummeted even more quickly as they shot up the mountain. Torrential downpour instantly turning into a blizzard. As they reached the top, they needed to avoid going to quickly, or they might shoot completely out of the water, or land so hard that something could break!

You made step 1! Now step 2! Make it over the top in one piece!
Everyone pick two skills to focus on:
  • Shiphandling - Only one person can roll. This is the controlling skill.
  • Navigation - Only one person can roll. Add half your margin of success to the helmsman’s Shiphandling (minimum +1).
  • Meteorology - Only one person can roll. Add half your margin of success to the helmsman’s Shiphandling (minimum +1).
  • Seamanship - Any number can roll. Add half your margin of success to the helmsman’s Shiphandling (minimum +1).
You may, instead of choosing 2 skills to roll, focus on just one at an extra +2 to effective skill.

Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 53 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Wed 11 May 2022
at 22:32
  • msg #507

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

As the weather turned sour, Iggy strained his eyes to see through the blizzard what was coming up next. He immediately recognized the danger and the need to slow the ship. "WE ARE GOING TOO FAST! STEER LEFT AND CATCH THE EDDY!" He dove down and snagged a trailing rope in his teeth, then turned and beat his wings, pulling the ship backwards. Well, in a flat sea it would have pulled the ship backwards, but at their current speed it only slowed it down a little. He desperately needed Irezumi to hit the slower moving current on the left.

Success by 8 for both Navigation and Meteorology. Total bonus is +8

This message was last edited by the player at 22:34, Wed 11 May 2022.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 99 posts
Wed 11 May 2022
at 22:43
  • msg #508

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Bonnet frowns and shouts towards Iggy in response, “I KNEW AN EDDY! HE WAS A COMPLETE TOOL! WHY WOULD I WANT TO CATCH HIM?!” Taro sauntered around deck as the storm raged.


Seamanship fail by 3.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 121 posts
Wed 11 May 2022
at 23:16
  • msg #509

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

"We'll chase that Eddy like it owes us money!" Nezha shouts following instructions and paying attention to the feel of the ship through the helm.

Viola success by 2, so +1 to Nezha.
Kaminari success by 3, so +1 to Nezha.
Shiphandling success by 3! (No one else factored in)

Will of D.
GM, 283 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Thu 12 May 2022
at 23:23
  • msg #510

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

The ship began to slow, trying to avoid rocketing off course and into the side of the mountain. As the Dragonslayers reached the peak, they could see three other streams flowing up from the other Blues. The ship seemed to float for a moment as it left the water, time slowing as they crested the top of the mountain. The bow started to tip downward, and a gut-wrenching feeling worked it’s way through the crew. It wasn’t enough. Panic spread like wildfire as everyone tried to work against the current that was no longer carrying the ship. The sails unfurled and caught a huge gust of air . . . SPLOOOOOOSH! The ship tipped level with downward current as it plummeted into the water. The ship sank down to the deck, resurfacing with waves of water streamed off the deck and from every hole and crevice.

They made it! The downward stream began to pull the ship into a rapid descent down into the Grand Line!

Step 2 success by 0! Now for step 3! Don’t die!
Everyone pick two skills to focus on:
  • Shiphandling - Only one person can roll. This is the controlling skill.
  • Navigation - Only one person can roll. Add half your margin of success to the helmsman’s Shiphandling (minimum +1).
  • Meteorology - Only one person can roll. Add half your margin of success to the helmsman’s Shiphandling (minimum +1).
  • Seamanship - Any number can roll. Add half your margin of success to the helmsman’s Shiphandling (minimum +1).
You may, instead of choosing 2 skills to roll, focus on just one at an extra +2 to effective skill.

Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 122 posts
Fri 13 May 2022
at 00:25
  • msg #511

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Steady! Almost there!" Nezha shouts trying to keep the ship on course for the Grand Line.

Viola success by 2, so +1 to Nezha.
Kaminari success by 3, so +1 to Nezha.
Shiphandling success by 5! (No one else factored in)

Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 101 posts
Fri 13 May 2022
at 04:48
  • msg #512

Chapter 1: North Blue

“We are almost there! We have the eye of the walrus! We have the thrill of the cloud! We have the motivation of seven!” Taro continues to ramble incoherently and provide no assistance to the Dragonslayers in helping them traverse the reverse!

Seamanship fail by 3
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 55 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Fri 13 May 2022
at 19:45
  • msg #513

Chapter 1: North Blue

As the ship went flying, Iggy hung on to the rope. Up he went, following the boat, and up he continued as the descending ship cracked the rope like a whip. He was left flying at blinding speeds, tumbling through the air with a length of snapped rope in his jaws. Quickly he corrected his course and got his bearings. "GO RIGHT! WATCH OUT FOR THE ROCK ON THE LEFT!"

bought a crit with navigation (2 WCpts) and a success on meteorology (1 WCpts) +5 and +2 bonus respectively
Will of D.
GM, 284 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Fri 13 May 2022
at 20:10
  • msg #514

Chapter 1: North Blue

The ship continued gaining speed, despite every effort to slow it down. Iggy could barely hold on to the rope tethering him to the ship. As the crashing waves of the ocean below came up to meet them head on, the Dragonslayers caught a faint glimpse of another ship a ways off . . . The Moody pirates had made it!

The present situation hit them in the face like a ton of bricks—or more precisely a ton of ocean water. The ship plunged completely beneath the waves as the downward stream met with waters of the Grand Line, mast, sails and all sank down below the surface. Iggy was nearly pulled full under! The ship bobbed back up, spewing water and some loose cargo like fountains from the holes across the upper parts of the ship.

You made it! Another success by 0! Everyone got a good bath of ocean, so Fruit Users are probably feeling a bit woozy from the dunk.

Moody pirates in view! What’s the plan?

Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 123 posts
Fri 13 May 2022
at 21:21
  • msg #515

Chapter 1: North Blue

Nezha remains slumped over the helm watching the other ship until the sun dries the sea water off him. He nods to Lt. Commander who is likewise waterlogged, "First submersion since your devilfruit right? Don't worry it never gets better."

Once the officers are all dried off and able to move he addresses them, "What do you think? I'm quite irritated about being fired upon by the Moody's but also a bit flustered about our last encounter with Captain Rake. Should we approach them or leave them be?"
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 102 posts
Fri 13 May 2022
at 21:29
  • msg #516

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro spits water out of his mouth and says, “I say we do the noble thing and murder the Moo people.”
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 56 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Sat 14 May 2022
at 04:42
  • msg #517

Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy clung to the rigging. He was drenched and not really sure how he wound up in them. He felt tired and weak but also proud. He knew that he had saved the ship and the crew as well. "Hey look! It's the chuck roast that shot at us!"
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 124 posts
Mon 16 May 2022
at 22:40
  • msg #518

Chapter 1: North Blue

"I'm not keen to make me enemies, but if these are the sort who will attack anyone they see I won't tolerate them terrorizing the citizens of the Grand Line." Nezha says, "However they are quite far and will have ample time to prepare on our approach. I think it would be prudent to avoid this confrontation for now, but rather settle this score in the future."
This message was last edited by the player at 03:49, Tue 17 May 2022.
Will of D.
GM, 289 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Tue 17 May 2022
at 04:03
  • msg #519

Chapter 1: North Blue

Just a ways behind them, at the cliffs of Reverse Mountain, there was a pair of lighthouses, one on each side of the river which descended from the mountain.

Iggy noticed that some of his navigation equipment was now useless. The compass was not pointing consistently in any particular direction. Even the log pose didn’t seem to be working for some reason.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 125 posts
Wed 18 May 2022
at 00:30
  • msg #520

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Commander Wanna, do we have a heading?" Nezha asks, "If not, let's head to the lighthouse and see about getting our bearings there "
This message was last edited by the player at 21:49, Wed 18 May 2022.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 103 posts
Wed 18 May 2022
at 00:38
  • msg #521

Chapter 1: North Blue

"I hate the sun...", Taro said, as he descended below deck to embrace the comfort of the shadows.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 57 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Wed 18 May 2022
at 17:33
  • msg #522

Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy dropped to the deck and checked his compass and log pose. "I'm not sure if they took a hit, or what, but these aren't working. They both seem broken. We can head up to the light house, or I can fly up and take a look around."
Will of D.
GM, 292 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sun 22 May 2022
at 03:28
  • msg #523

Chapter 1: North Blue

The ship moved lazily towards the cliffs. From a distance, the Dragonslayers could see a space offshore where ships usually docked, the ocean more than deep enough to avoid hitting rocks. It may even be too deep to drop anchor, but tethering to the spiky rock formations on shore should work fine.

The ocean churned around the ship. Waves rose, tossing it from side to side. The churning spread outward, filling a circular area around them.

SPLOOOOOOSSSHHH!

The  the ocean erupted with a fountain of water twice the height of the mast. Something gargantuan remained as the fountains subsided: a tentacle at least two-hundred feet long.

SPLOOOOOOSSSHHH!

Another appeared on the opposite side of the ship.

SPLOOOOOOSSSHHH!

Another!

SPLOOOOOOSSSHHH!

Another!

SPLOOOOOOSSSHHH! . . .
SPLOOOOOOSSSHHH! . . .
SPLOOOOOOSSSHHH! . . .
SPLOOOOOOSSSHHH! . . .


Eight tentacles in total, completely surrounded the ship.

What do you do?
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 104 posts
Mon 23 May 2022
at 18:57
  • msg #524

Chapter 1: North Blue

Below Deck - Taro’s Operating Room

     Taro, drenched in blood, continues to cut open a person’s calf with Asmodeus. There are screams, both from his patient and Taro himself. The patient shouts in tremendous pain as Taro screams in frustration, “Did I forget my snacks at that king’s palace?! I’m starving!”
Through the immense noise of surgery and the horrors the patient and Taro are currently experiencing, the good Doctor freezes in place with a grave look about him. He remains still, with Asmodeus in his shaky hand and the patient’s leg in the other. Taro listens intently as he hears a consistent sound of massive waves suddenly bursting forth from beyond the boat. “It can’t be…” Taro throws Asmodeus into the patient and carries the patient’s leg with him to the top of the deck.

On Deck of Dragonslayer’s Ship

     As soon as Taro ascends, he’s mystified by the vast tentacles covering the Dragonslayer’s vessel. “It-It is! Supotco! You’ve returned?!”

Flashback - Dr. Supotco D. Impaleovik with Interns (Including Taro Bonnet): Seaside Demonstration

     An enormous octopus with purple and blue tentacles wades in the water by the shore, with an enormous stethoscope wrapped around its mantle, wielding various sharp medical tools in each of its tendrils. He begins to speak to a group of men and women adorned in medical robes, of whom all are furiously taking notes.
     The octopus communicates telepathically to his understudies, yet within the Bad Intern Taro’s mind, the sounds of his teacher resound in a high pitch within his tiny brain. The octopus, Dr. Supotco D. Impaleovik, begins to “talk” to his students.
     “You have here a perfect specimen who needs extreme precision to care for his wounds, or he shall die immediately,” said Dr. Supotco. “This creature will bleed to death or his heart will fail him due to pure shock, potentially both.” The Bad Intern Taro spoke instantly and, in a harsh tone, questioned his mentor. “What specimen? We see no one her-,” and before Taro could finish his commentary, there were eight radiant colors that slashed through the air. All of the interns looked upon the seashore in front of them in disbelief, as Taro lie prostrate on his back, white-eyed, coughing up copious amounts of blood.

     “The patient will come to you with an innumerable amount of problems so only having one tool will not suffice,” said Dr. Supotco. “Also, all of the issues a patient comes to you with aren’t always visible to the eye so it is imperative that for you to be a successful surgeon you  know their thoughts.” Taro’s breathing went from heavy to extremely slow in a matter of moments. The students, still stunned, shouted in terror. “Taro’s dying!” said one and another exclaimed, “How can we possibly know our patients' thoughts?!”

     Dr. Supotco grinned and replied, “Fear. You want to know your patient’s fear and the only way to accomplish that is to penetrate their mind with your sheer force of will.” Taro vomited a blood clot and seemingly breathed his last, but as Dr. Supotco continued his lecture, another array of radiant slashes struck the sky, and he yelled, “Medical Malpractice: Death’s Dance!”

     The students were briefly blinded from the radiant lights again, but as they regained their sight, they noticed Taro on the ground writhing in pain, but alive. The Bad Intern Taro groaned, “Wh-what did you do to me?! It hurts so much! Make it stop! What is inside of me?!” Taro rolled around in pain for a few moments as Dr. Supotco was reaching the conclusion of his lecture. “Therefore, if you want to save someone’s life, you need to know all of their ailments, both body and mind. Study the body, invade the mind, repair the soul! Class adjourned.”

     Taro started to stand, but he was in so much pain that he could barely get the words to say, “Help me! Save me!”  Dr. Supotco, as he had already begun to drift back into the ocean, briefly paused, turned around, and said, “Medical Malpractice: Overpriced Painkiller!” as an enormous glistening inkjet dispersed from beneath his mantle to ensconce Taro. It was sticky, smelled horrible, and was difficult to remove, yet Taro’s agony immediately escaped him.

Flashback ended: On Deck of Dragonslayer’s Ship

     Taro dropped the leg of the patient and beckoned Nezha. “Captain! Do nothing to this Fishman! He is the great Dr. Supotco D. Implaeovik…my surgical mentor!”
This message was last edited by the player at 19:49, Mon 23 May 2022.
Will of D.
GM, 294 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Fri 27 May 2022
at 16:08
  • msg #525

Chapter 1: North Blue

The rest of the crew watched incredulous as Dr. Taro act out his “backstory” with kitchen utensils.

The behemoth tentacles didn’t seem to care about his mad ramblings. They began to come down one at a time, not striking but grasping the ship, preparing to pull the vessel whole down into the depths.

Viola held on to the railing with a white-knuckled grip.

”Captain? Orders?”
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Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 58 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Thu 2 Jun 2022
at 19:51
  • msg #526

Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy's eyes gleamed as he gazed at the monster. "Cap'n! How do you feel about some BBQ calamari for dinner? There will be plenty for everyone!" Hos terrible grinding voice seemed to have a note of joy to it as he transformed into his dragon form.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 126 posts
Thu 2 Jun 2022
at 22:45
  • msg #527

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Open fire! Give it all you've got!" Nezha roars, "Drive it off before it gets a hold of the ship!"
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 105 posts
Fri 3 Jun 2022
at 17:40
  • msg #528

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro reorients himself and rushes to a cannon and fires at one of the massive tentacles, but misses wide right. "Damn! Dr. Supotco's Shave power has not lost its...edge." *Taro looks to the camera and winks*

Pirate! fail by 3.
Viola
NPC, 1 post
Sat 4 Jun 2022
at 16:03
  • msg #529

Chapter 1: North Blue

Viola shut her eyes, holding on to the ship for dear life. She gritted her teeth in an uncharacteristic look of fury. Her eyes snapped open, crystal blue gaze with cold rage directed at the monster that was attacking the ship.

Every form of weaponry burst forth from the sides of the ship and from the deck, doors and panels opening from all over. Cannons pulled themselves free from the grip of deck hands, and the special guns installed by Cable popped out, whirring to life with an electric hum. Everything pointed to the nearest tentacle, mechanical cocking sounds alongside the rising whine of electrical charge.

“GET YOUR STINKING TENTACLES OFF ME, YOU DAMN, DIRTY SQUID!”

The ship exploded with gunfire. Cannons boomed, a storm of machine gun shots rang out, and the electrical whine rose to an almost ear-piercingly high pitch.

”GEAR-GEAR . . . CANNON . . . PINION!!!”

A reverberating bluish-white blast came from the charged weapons, leaving huge scorch marks on the tentacles. The arms winced in pain, pulling back from where the beams hit. The other tentacles began to drag the ship downward, sinking it into the ocean!
Will of D.
GM, 296 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Tue 14 Jun 2022
at 18:28
  • msg #530

Chapter 1: North Blue

Darkness overwhelmed the ship as it was consumed by the Sea King. Water from the ocean surged over everyone, and then receded, sloshing and pouring from the deck and the vessel was violently rocked from side to side. Some sort of slimy residue from the creature’s gullet coated the ship and crew as the beast settled.

They were alive, and seemingly whole, but trapped in vast, pitch black cavern that was the inside of the Sea King.

Now what? ^_^
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 106 posts
Tue 14 Jun 2022
at 19:28
  • msg #531

Chapter 1: North Blue

“Something smells…’fishy.’” The good doctor shifts into his true form to see what is hidden in the darkness, but also to use his claws to scrape the sludge off of his body.

Taro activates True Form.
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 59 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Tue 14 Jun 2022
at 19:50
  • msg #532

Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy unleased a gout of flame, illuminating the interior for a brief moment while he looked around.

-1FP, succeed PER by 1
Will of D.
GM, 297 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Tue 14 Jun 2022
at 22:22
  • msg #533

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

The creature’s interior appeared like an enormous cave. Water spread out into the darkness. But there was some sort of rope hanging down in what might have been the middle of the cavern. It looked to be hanging from beyond sight above to several feet above the level of the water.

An eerie silence filled the cavern.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 107 posts
Tue 14 Jun 2022
at 22:29
  • msg #534

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

"Ahlrite, letz duuu thisss boyz!" the Transformed Taro screams, as he runs towards the front of the ship, then leaps off and flies towards the rope. "TARRRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOO BONNNNNETTTT!"
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 60 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Sun 26 Jun 2022
at 21:02
  • msg #535

Re: Chapter 1: North Blue

"Capt'n! I bet we could use our cannons to give this takoyaki a case of indigestion." roared the dragonman as he headed for a cannon.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 127 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2022
at 23:25
  • msg #536

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Cease fire!" Nezha says, "Let the good doctor check out the rope before anything else."
Will of D.
GM, 301 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Tue 5 Jul 2022
at 16:19
  • msg #537

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro reached the rope, and pulled on it.

KACHUNK

A light came on, bright but distant, directly overhead from Taro’s position. The cavern of the beast’s mouth was illuminated, seemingly a vast empty dome, low rumbles coming periodically from below the dark, calm waters.

In the distance, on one wall, there was some structure snaking up the side, all the way to where the light was. On closer inspection, it was a set of wooden stairs. The ship wouldn’t be able to make it that close to the wall, but some smaller boats could dock right by the bottom of the staircase.
Will of D.
GM, 303 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Mon 25 Jul 2022
at 16:02
  • msg #538

Chapter 1: North Blue

The Dragonslayers dropped anchor. As it hit the floor of the cavern, the whole place rumbled violently. Water sloshed over the sides of the ship, but eventually the beast quieted.

Taking a small boat to shore, they docked at the base of the staircase. The hike up was long and dreary, the light from the center dimmed at the edges. The stairs wound the perimeter going up to some sort of doorway near the ceiling. The door creaked open, a small room of cold steel beyond. A single, round window sat on the wall opposite the door, and through it they could see out into the dark blue of the ocean.

The beast was moving.

Another door to the side of the room opened, leading further up, but not in the cavern. These lead up at a much sharper angle, like a ship ladder. After another arduous climb, the stairs opened into yet another steel room. Another round window looked in what felt like 90° from the window below, this one the direction the beast was moving. In the distance, a dark mountain was approaching, likely an island above the waters.

The room lurched suddenly, everyone sliding toward the window, and the beast came to a halt, then began ascending slowly, breaching the water several miles offshore an island. On the ceiling of this room there was a hatch sealed shut by a circular handle.
This message was last edited by the GM at 15:05, Sat 30 July 2022.
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 108 posts
Mon 25 Jul 2022
at 16:15
  • msg #539

Chapter 1: North Blue

“I have a feeling about our current situation, Captain. It is the same feeling I’ve had when I’ve consumed a delicious Quadruple Inferno Beef Burrito. It sounded like a good idea at the time, but shortly after, I saw death…and an intense, painful heat coming from below.”
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 61 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Mon 19 Sep 2022
at 03:22
  • msg #540

Chapter 1: North Blue

After listening to the doctor, Iggy shouldered his way to the door. "If that's the way you feel, then I'll open the door."
Will of D.
GM, 305 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Tue 8 Nov 2022
at 14:25
  • msg #541

Chapter 1: North Blue

The door opened with a hiss as the pressure of the compartment regulated with that outside. Strangely, their ship was waiting for them, seen being expelled from the Sea King’s maw. The whole creature shook suddenly and began to descend into the depths, the room they were standing at beginning to sink back into the ocean.

Who can swim? The ship is a ways away. :D
Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 109 posts
Wed 9 Nov 2022
at 04:58
  • msg #542

Chapter 1: North Blue

Dr. Bonnet ascends from within the beast, but just as the good doctor was getting comfortable in its dank bowels, the sun scorched his eyes immediately as he exited. His meek form began to crumble and he agonized from the incendiary sun. “Damn the sun! I will extinguish it from the heavens! I will ki-...” Dr. Bonnet began to stutter as he frantically looked about. “Ka…Ka…” Dr. Bonnet appeared to be fainting under the cruel sun as his body dropped to the ground. As the good doctor feebly attempted to push himself up from the exterior of the beast, his hands grew into hideous claws! Taro’s back ripped open and wings burst forth with a mixture of fire and blood! The transformed Taro, in an inferno of rage, exclaimed, “KAMINAAARIIIIIII! Kuhmmm wyth me naow!” As the creature Taro stood up, he saw his ally Kaminari, put him on his back, and launched into sky as a phoenix reborn. In the air, the transformed Taro looked back and yelled to Ignatius, “We mayke wayy fore our shyp! Ignayshus, grab the kaptan!”
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 62 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Wed 9 Nov 2022
at 05:06
  • msg #543

Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy's eye widened as the creature began to sink. He jumped into the air and instantly transformed into his dragon form. He snagged the captain with a claw as he flew up and tossed him high in the air. Irezumi tumbled through the air as Iggy nimbly turned and flew underneath him, catching the falling pirate on to his scaly  back. "Can't go letting you drown Cap'n"
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 128 posts
Thu 10 Nov 2022
at 17:55
  • msg #544

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Doctor, change back! Kaminari will keep you from drowning until Iggy can circle back!" Nezha orders from his perch stop the dragon. Fearing the anchor is still hooked in the Sea King's maw he shouts down to his crew, "Cut the anchor! Cut it before it drags you down!"
Viola
NPC, 2 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2022
at 00:31
  • msg #545

Chapter 1: North Blue

A sound echoed from the ship as though from a loud speaker.

”Already done, captain,” said Viola’s familiar voice.

The waves from the descending Sea King tossed the ship violently, but not enough to capsize it.



After a few trips to grab the crew from the sea, the Dragonslayers were reunited aboard their ship, a lone island their only course.

As they approached, the captain could see a small Navy vessel anchored just off shore, though the scouts said they didn’t see anyone aboard. A lone man stood on the shore, facing away from the approaching ship, Navy captain’s coat hung on his shoulders, the symbol of the World Government flapping in the breeze.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 129 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2022
at 01:07
  • msg #546

Chapter 1: North Blue

"I suspect the Navy Captain is waiting to speak with me." Nezha says to his assembled Commanders and Viola, "I will go alone, but I trust you'll know if you need to intervene."



After rowing ashore he approaches the waiting man, "Irezumi D. Nezha, Captain of the Dragonslayer Pirates. Can I help you?"
Irezumi D. Jinzha
Tue 15 Nov 2022
at 02:35
  • msg #547

Chapter 1: North Blue

”We need to talk, Nezha,” said the familiar voice of his brother. ”I called in a favor to arrange this meeting. Three things you must be aware of as you enter the grand line.” He raised his right hand showing three fingers, then dropped two of them, gesturing firmly with index finger.

”One: Our brother has become more fanatical than ever before. Something has changed him. I do not know what. He has grown so barbaric that he may need to be put down before his zealotry becomes too much of a liability.

“Two: Zheng and Barbarossa are making plays for each other’s territory, but they’re doing it largely in the shadows. They may have employed any number of lesser pirates to do dirty work for them, against each other, as pawns on a grand chess board. Do not get caught in the middle, or you could make enemies of both. More than you may have already.

“Three: There is a shadow government that has arisen in the Gold Star Kingdom. The front lines have become so hostile that we are too short handed to look into it. Usually, these are not bad for our cause, but we have actually lost agents that were merely observing and reporting. Zhenren wanted to ask the favor in person, but I was the closest we could manage. I’ve taken great risks to being this message in person. We were sure you’d be interested, so we took the liberty of bringing you here. The next island is the first of the Gold Star Kingdom. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. And, sorry for not sending a note, but you know how reliable post is these days.”

Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 63 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Tue 15 Nov 2022
at 04:26
  • msg #548

Chapter 1: North Blue

It didn't take Iggy long to fish his companions out of the water. He would have liked to save Taro for last, but on his first trip back, (after depositing the captain on board), he was struck with pity for the condition of the Dr. as he drowned. Kaminari was doing his best to keep Taro afloat, but the devil's fruit really was like an anvil, and Taro kept dipping below the surface. So he swooped down and carried him away to safety. "Why do you keep saving his life?" He wondered to himself.




Iggy wasn't happy seeing the captain row off by himself. "Viola, I need a cross bar in the bowsprit, that can take the weight of the ship. I plan to tow us closer" He flapped into the air and began to circle as the bar materialized. swooping down he grabbed the bar with both of his rear claws and propelled the ship closer to shore where he could keep a watchful eye on the captain and assist if needed
This message was lightly edited by the player at 06:42, Tue 15 Nov 2022.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 130 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2022
at 04:51
  • msg #549

Chapter 1: North Blue

"I am deeply saddened by the news of our brother... I'm not sure that I am surprised by it though, of the three of us he was one who truly believed in the work of the World Government. Has he drawn the ire of his superiors or are they using his zeal as a weapon?"

"We will heed your advice as much as we can, but if it is a war of proxies I fear our involvement may be unavoidable. We can't avoid everyone out of fear of distant Emperors. We will help who we help and deal with the consequences as they come."

"I appreciate the gravity of what you're asking of us and that grandfather would have come himself. However, it is very good to see you brother, thank you for saving me; you can see the scar from the bullet here since the wound can't before I ate our family Devilfruit. We will bring justice to the Gold Star Kingdom, rest assured."

Dr. Taro Bonnet
Vampire Doctor, 110 posts
Tue 15 Nov 2022
at 06:10
  • msg #550

Chapter 1: North Blue

Taro shook off the dreadful sea water and began to speak with Ignatius.

“Iggy, I want to thank you for saving my life. It reminds me of the time I fought in the Obreah War, 632 years ago. I was the captain of my own ship, and my men and I were known as the Death Walkers. Regah ‘Soul Swapper’ Lystocah, was my right hand, ‘Wraith Waltz’ Lynvale was my helmsman, Kaylu Lemaht was the crew’s doctor (if you could call it that!), and the rest of my crew were the Lystocah quadruplets: ‘Despair’ Rovero, ‘Damnation’ Trelahk, ‘Dread’ Ruri, and ‘Doom’ Ungamal. When the Death Walkers fought in the Obreah War, we fought alongside the Lrahtujy crew, led by Lrahtujy himself, which was a pirate crew of dragons who ruled the skies. Our crew, ironically enough, was knocking on death’s door, but Lrahtujy himself saved us from entering into the void. Ever since then, I’ve had a tot-“ The good doctor pauses his speech and a look of bewilderment comes over his face. He begins to scratch his chin and twirl his scalpel. He thinks to himself aloud, “Wait, was I a captain in this life or my previous one?” Dr. Bonnet shakes his head and looks up towards Ignatius and continues from where the good doctor thought he left off. “As I was saying Mr. Wanna, thank you for saving me. It is quite shocking that I’m thanking a dragon!” Taro chuckled to himself. “We used to hunt your kind! Back in the Obreah War, 632 years ago, Lrahtujy, a nasty, scaly, flaming red dragon ravaged the skies with his swarm of lowly drakes. I was the one who put his tyranny to an end when I sliced his body into a million pieces!” Taro cackled maniacally for a few moments then dropped the ground and sat with a dumbfounded look. Taro’s eyes wandered around the ship and the ocean until they locked onto Ignatius and the good doctor spoke yet again. “Iggy! I wanted to thank you…” Dr. Bonnet continued to thank Ignatius for saving his life and recounting contradictory tales of past events with the dragon folk  that might (or might not!) have happened.
Irezumi D. Jinzha
Tue 15 Nov 2022
at 17:12
  • msg #551

Chapter 1: North Blue

”I haven’t heard anything from his superiors either way. A strange bout of silence that makes me wonder what you just asked. As for the Emperors, just be wary. Small time alliances may be clever ploys to leash you beneath one or the other before you know it. Something is strange within these factions as well, but I have yet to place it. Change is brewing, great change.”

He finally turned to face Nezha, eyes hard.

“I hope that you can trust these men,” he said, looking over the motley crew. ”And women? Interesting. I had heard, but now I see her.”

His eyes stopped on the doctor and he raised an eyebrow.

”He has the death surgeon’s scalpel? I can feel the evil of that thing from here. Is he out of his mind?”
Ignatius Wanna
Dragon-Man Navigator, 64 posts
Call me Iggy
Burn it down
Wed 16 Nov 2022
at 03:47
  • msg #552

Chapter 1: North Blue

Iggy continued to huff and puff as he hauled the ship closer to shore, minding the deapth of the water. It wouldn't go to strand the ship after all. If only that Doctor would shut up. It was hard to focus on his task with his constant prattle.

After the third iteration of the "thank you tale", Iggy began to regret saving Taro from a watery grave. Four more later, and he was contemplating the ramifications of "accidentally" sweeping the doctor off of the ship with a "careless" tail. Three more thank you's after that, Iggy decided that the ship was close enough. He released his grip on the ship and flew out of earshot of the deranged Taro, who continued to ramble on as if the dragon was still there.
Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 131 posts
Wed 16 Nov 2022
at 04:55
  • msg #553

Chapter 1: North Blue

"Hmm... I wonder if he's been assigned some secret mission. In any case, we will consider our friends carefully as we move on. I appreciate the advice, there are many factions in all this that I need to navigate carefully. We can't afford to get trapped in a foul alliance."

Nezha meets his brother's gaze and indicates to his officers, "Just as you did, my officers have saved my life already on this journey. I trust them completely. It is with them I will build an armada to overthrow the Celestial Dragons."

"Does that surprise you? I've met Revolutionaries who are women, haven't I? Lt. Commander Viola is one of my officers and there are yet still more among the crew. All who were freed joined up so far, though I do not demand it."

"Yes, I do believe he picked it up in Lvneel. Doctor Bonnet is quite unwell, but also extremely good at his job. It is an insane undertaking I have embarked upon, so it makes sense that he was attracted to it."

Irezumi D. Jinzha
Thu 17 Nov 2022
at 02:25
  • msg #554

Chapter 1: North Blue

“I mean that she’s an interesting choice for the fruit you were given,” he said. “An older female slave will be the last anyone thinks to have such a power. And she looks to command the crew well.”

“But alas, my time is short. I must return before my absence is questioned too deeply. If you have any questions about the world, now is the time to ask.”

Irezumi D. Nezha
Ink-man Captain, 132 posts
Sun 18 Dec 2022
at 00:17
  • msg #555

Chapter 1: North Blue

"It was no matter of cunning on my part, Lt. Commander Viola is their leader because they choose her to be so. Nezha says, "It was good to see you brother. Thank you again for saving me. Until we meet again."
This message was last edited by the player at 03:21, Sun 18 Dec 2022.
Will of D.
GM, 308 posts
Natural Enemy of the Gods
Danger and Destiny
Sun 18 Dec 2022
at 00:30
  • msg #556

Chapter 1: North Blue

“Ah, so they chose her. It all comes together,” he said, nodding. “Until we meet again.”

Jinzha turned back away from Nezha, studying the ocean on the other side of his small island, hands clasped behind his back. The Dragonslayers reconvened, and Viola spoke up.

“Captain, we have a heading,” she said, looking over at the Log Pose, needle now fixed with a direction.

They sailed away from Jinzha, and he didn’t appear to move an inch as he disappeared over the horizon behind them.

END CHAPTER 1

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