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Chapter 1: North Blue.

Posted by Will of D.For group archive 1
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?”
This message was last edited by the GM at 14:53, Sat 04 June 2022.
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.
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