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Captain Morrigan Blackmoon was surprised to see his First Mate back on the Harbynger so soon.

"I do believe it should be time to call in the dogs, Mister Kennedy. I think they've had their fun. Of course, there is the simple matter of our ill gotten gains. How goes the treasure hunt?" the good Captain asked with a wry smile.

"Kom'rk tsad droten troch nyn ures adenn, Dha Werda Verda a'den tratu."
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It was at this moment Morrigan saw two of his crew members, named Marx and Finnigan, were attacked b vikings.  Marx and Finnigan were incapacitated by the large barrels they were carring.  As the two pirates stumbeld into the moonlight they reverted to their skeleton forms.  The vikings pressed the attack knocking the pirates to the ground.  One of the vikings called out "How do you kill a skeleton?"  The other replied "You just re-kill them!" bringing a large hammer down upon one of the two, reducing his bones to splinters.  The two then picked up the barrels the two pirates were carring and returned to the ship.  The last thing Morrigan heard them say as they left was "For Skoll, and for Ragnarok!"

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One-eyed Willie burst out the tavern with cutlass and flintlock in hand, his three bodyguards already dead. He surveyed the chaos quickly and found what he sought.

"STOP RIGHT THERE YOU MOTHER-LESS DOG!!!" He screamed at the top of his lungs at a man who was running through the fray...a man who was wearing Willie's hat. 

Willie leveled his flintlock and fired at the man who turned, wide eyed and kept running. The shot hit a red coat in the gut and he kneeled over. Willie cursed and tucked the flintlock into his coat. He ran after the man and kicked the half dead red coat along the way.

Willie caught sight of the man who stole his hat and ran after him. The giant fight that had broken up tonight in Tortuga was a particular bad one it seemed...

There was an opening and Willie almost caught up with the thief. The thief turned quickly and saw how close Willie was and started to run faster, yet stopped at if he had hit a wall. The man had run into a shield. <A shield???> Willie thought. The large shield moved out of the way to show a Viking swing a battle axe and decapitate the thief. His head rolled to Willie's legs and stopped, a look of horror frozen upon his face. Willie bent calmly and picked up his hat from the bleeding head. He dusted it off and placed it on his head once more.

Willie looked through the giant pirate brawl at the viking once more....

"Viking?" He muttered to himself. Just then, more vikings appeared and starting cleaving through the fray. Then from his left, skeletal pirates appeared, fighting through the streets. Cursed crew...Willie's favorite(sarcasm)... recruitment had just become alot more complicated.

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79 (edited by Nigzy Friday, March 28, 2008 5:02 am)

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Valth wrote:

...you expect 32 men to take the whole pirate town of Tortuga?

Its an initial raiding party, the rest of the force will come up + i dont expect to take the town, its so myself and my men expierence the cursed pirates.




Richard and Major shapre accompanied by the 30 marines landed on the island of tortuga, shouldering there muskets straight away they made there way to the screaming.
Pirates stood in there way,

"FIREEE!"

A barrage of shots where fired into the pirates, some falling to the volley some injured, some not even bothered!

A pirate on the left flank of the platoon had took advantage of the reloading of the marines and cut down a few.
Some of the marines had panicked and lost there professionilism.

The marines where reloading, some had taken there swords out and bayonets and began stabbing and thrusting at the pirates.

Richard took out his pistol and fired at one pirate who had charged him, hitting him square between the eyes. Richard sighed and drew his rapier, walking rapidly towards the pirates, a pirate jumped in his way, richard swiped instantly at him but it bounced of it,

<WHAT!?> richard looked up to notice the full moon had come out. and there before his eyes the pirate turned into a skeleton.

<HMPH!, dam myths coming true!> he ducked a counter swing the skeleton had performed and then kicked it hard into the stomach, Skeletons had lil protection around the stomach area due to lack of bones, the kick went right through and snapped its spine. the skeleton lay on the floor silently in two.

"Press on the attack!!!" Sharpe called out
the marines where in the thick of it all now. it would only be shortly before reinforcments arrived.

I am the Hammer. I am the sword in His hand, I am the point of His spear. I am the Gauntlet about His fist. I am the Bane of His foes and the woes of the treacherous. I am the End.

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The smell of rotting fish filled Mary’s nose and with and snort at the harsh scent Mary awoke. She opened her eyes and was momentarily confused. She was in a dark room, no a cell.

Mary sat up and pushed herself to a crouch with her hands. She shuddered as she felt the almost oily sensation of the boards on her skin. She wondered if the place was ever cleaned, but then if she was correct she was on an undead pirate ship. “Just peachy,” she muttered to herself as she tried to stand. Her head hit the bulkhead and she cursed.

Mary heard a snigger. “You a little too tall, lass? Oh wait they make cells as uncomfortable as possible. If you ask nicely I might let you out.”

“And then what?” Mary asked, suspecting that the owner of the voice would expect some sort of compensation for his efforts.

“Hmm, you could come keep me company by sitting on my knee.” The voice suggested.

Mary raised a brow, “I think I’ll stay right here.”

There was a chuckle in response, “I thought you might say that.”

Mary let out a sigh and wondered if the ship had left port. She suspected that it had not, the rocking of the sea didn’t feel strong enough.

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Drake knelt behind the overturned bar in teh tavern.  Outside, the sounds of chaos and death permeated the air.  It's true.  They did come.  He knew that these raiders were going to take whatever they wanted, and do what they felt like doing.  No mortal force could stop them.  He should know...

It was five years ago.  Drake's crew, cursed in a different manner, with bad luck, had fallen afoul of weather, and had had their ship driven into a fog bank.  The deeper they went in, the stranger the noises.  They heard a battle, and sailed in that direction, hoping to at least take some plunder from a floundering merchant ship.  They weren't so lucky.

The ship they found was not what they expected.  Rotten, and with tattered sails, it sailed across the eerily smooth waters, straight for them.  It's crew, fierce looking pirates, boarded their ship, and looted it.  They could do nothing.  They were taken prisoner, those who were not dead, and worked as slaves for the strange ship.  Over the course of the next few weeks, Drake realized their true nature, revealed by night and moonlight, and tried harder than ever before to escape.  Eventually, his chance came.

The ghost ship was attacking a merchant vessel, and shattered their hull, taking their fill of plunder, and vanishing into the night.  During the battle, Drake jumped overboard, and clung to a piece of floating debris from the demolished merchant vessel.  Eventually, another ship from the smae vessel's convoy caught up to him, and took him aboard.  His story about being a mercenary being hired by worked, and he was released soon after.  But those weeks of captivity never left him, nor did the feeling of dread that followed the captain of that ship like a black cloud...

He had no doubt that these attackers were the same pirates that took his crewmates captive, and killed them when they failed to provide adequate service.  Unstoppable, and invincible.  Just his luck, to be in the port that they were raiding...Drake closed his eyes, and moaned, as the memories of terror flooded back, fresh, into his mind.

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James chuckled at the 'guest'.  Suddenly, a crew mate burst in from above.

"Kennedy!  Marx and Finnigan were smashed by some vikins'!  They lost the barrels!"

James swore under his breath.  He made his way above deck to see if he could find anything.  In the distance he saw a group of barbarians with his barrels.  Which again caused a string of curses to flow out of his mouth.  He gathered a few crew members and advanced upon the vikings as fast as he could.  Taking the two carry the barrels by surprise, he knocked them down motioning two of his members to take them.  He dodged a hammer in the nick of time.  He turned and booked it back for the ship the others following suit. 

He met up with the Captain back on the ship.

"Captain I would highly suggest we leave port.  Now."

[i]Like I told your captain, the orphange attacked me.  It was self-defense.[/i]  -Richard the Warlock  [url]http://archive.lfgcomic.com/lfg0002.gif[/url]

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Mary raised a brow, so her companion had been Kennedy. She'd have to remember that name, along with Marx and Finnigan. She peered through the bars in an attempt to see the pirates but the view was blocked by various boxes of cargo.

"Drats," she muttered to herself. However with Kennedy's departure Mary was able to have a better look around. She almost jumped out of her skin when she heard a sickly cough from the other side of the ship. "Who goes there?" Mary shouted.

"No one to bother you, lass." Came the gravelly response. Mary suspected that the owner of the voice was rather unwell.

"Are you a prisoner too?" She asked.

"Aye, I used to be a hand on this deck but I got a thrashin' for trying to stir a mutiny." The male voice replied.

Mary pondered that for a moment, "So you know your way around this ship then?" she asked casually.

"Aye," he replied, "Not that I'll be going anywhere."

"Be patient, my friend." Mary said then sat back in her cell and considered how she could possibly escape.

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84 (edited by virulent_messiah Sunday, March 30, 2008 11:41 am)

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"Very well then, Mister Kennedy. Let's call in the dogs."

Kennedy gestured to one of the Harbynger's crewmen to climb the rigging to the Crow's nest. A sliver of pale silvery moonlight shone on the skeletal figure as he pulled from his ragged trappings the Harbynger's signaling trumpet. The Dreaded Captain Morrigan had acquired the item from a voodoo woman deep in the African Congo. Carved from ancient Obsidian into the shape of an angry spirit, the item linked Blackmoon's cursed crew to the Harbynger.   

The clouds seemed to part as the ships helmsman steered out of the harbor and waited just off of Tortuga's coast. The winds whipped violently at the black sails as the Cursed Trumpet gave a long, hauntingly mournful howl. The sound carried accross the island's port and chilled the blood of every bar wench, prostitute, theif, and scoundrel, and every single pirate, cursed and living. Every member of the Harbynger's cursed crew stopped what they were doing and strolled out to Tortuga's coast, wading into the water towards the forboding black ship. no matter what state they were in, severed limbs and spines and heads included.

"Kom'rk tsad droten troch nyn ures adenn, Dha Werda Verda a'den tratu."
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(This is the age of pirates, how can there be Vikings? They were gone long before pirates came to be more known in the world.)

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Fett_II wrote:

(This is the age of pirates, how can there be Vikings? They were gone long before pirates came to be more known in the world.)

They're cursed crew...

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((Personally I think it is hard to bring vikings into this with Adeptus's plot.  But just continuing on...))

Kennedy watched as the crew maned their stations, some missing arms and others just replacing arms.  As the moon drifted in behind the clouds the ship slowly sailed out to see, leaving Tortuga behind.  He headed below deck to check on his 'passenger'.

"Aye not that I'll be going anywhere."

"Be patient my friend."

Peter!  That mutineer scum.  He had tried to seek out the Captain's heart a while ago and place himself as Captain.  Luckily for the Captain the crew had no problems the Blackmoon.  And they did not take well to his mutiny.

"I see Peter, you have met our new guest Mary?  Trying to spoil her thoughts are you?"

"Aye.  Just to spite you foul lot."

"The problem with cursed is once, a cursed, always a cursed.  You should know that by now lad.  Left to rot in here for all eternity doesn't sound fun now does it?"

Kennedy pulled the keys out of his pocket and unlocked Mary's cell.  She blinked with surprise.

"You're letting me out?"

"We can't have you rooming with wretches like this can we now?"  He turned his light towards Peter which caused Mary to draw her breath in sharply.  In the opposite cell was a rag of a man.  Skin shrivelled and eyes sunken into the skull.  Peter was starved to death.  Yet he could never die.

"Now.  You shall be rooming in my quarters.  Follow me and I shall show you to your room.  Then I will show you to the Captain."

[i]Like I told your captain, the orphange attacked me.  It was self-defense.[/i]  -Richard the Warlock  [url]http://archive.lfgcomic.com/lfg0002.gif[/url]

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Mary wasn’t particularly impressed with the situation but then it beat staying in the cell. She wondered why she needed to be shown to the Captain, was she to be a piece of eye candy? Mary shuddered, she knew that men tended to find her attractive but she honestly didn’t understand what the attraction was.

Mary went into a well practiced verse, “My husband won’t be happy when he learns that you’ve kidnapped me.”

“Oh I’m sure he’ll get over it eventually,” Kennedy said with a smirk.

Mary raised a brow, she seriously doubted that Zeb would care but Kennedy didn’t know that. “I’m not just a barmaid, I am also a healer. My abilities will be missed.” She looked Kennedy up and down, “I believe my abilities would be wasted here, the dead don’t tend to need healing.”

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89 (edited by Force Master R Monday, March 31, 2008 11:54 am)

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Sev Fett wrote:

((Personally I think it is hard to bring vikings into this with Adeptus's plot.  But just continuing on...))
"

(Well, If you want to know how I planned to work Vikings into the story, you can read the below post.  If you prefer it to be a surprise, then don't read the section titled  "Spoiler Alert."

SPOILER ALERT!  Skoll was a historian and an English Lord, and was fascinated by the tales of the Norse raiders of old.  He knew their mythology and ways better than anyone else.  When he first heard of pirates, he connected them to the Vikings of old who terrorized Europe for years.  He sailed to the Caribbean to learn more about them.  He eventually used his fortune to get together a crew to "play" pirate himself.  He joined the pirate captains who sailed to England in an effort to reenact the Viking raids upon England, and to burn his name into history like the viking leaders of old.  Yeah, he has a complex.  Anyway his crew sailed into the mist..and came out as accursed vikings.  Skoll went insane and truly thinks that he is the physical embodiment of Skoll, and is determined to fufill his destiny to consume the physical embodiment of the sun.  Whether or not there is any substance to this ravings has yet to be seen...)

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"Ah.  Well healers have been in high demand on the slave market.  Here is your room.  Enjoy."

Kennedy left Mary to contemplate her fate.

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Mary had to admit she wasn’t that surprised at the pirate’s admission. She wasn’t about to waste her time in wallowing in despair. Mary was a practical woman. She immediately scoped her surrounding out. There was a small window above her hammock and she intended to use it.

Mary moved to the small window and examined it. It looked to be painted shut but that wasn’t going to stop her. Mary reached for one of her daggers and found that she hadn’t been searched. As usual men always seemed to think women were generally helpless. Using the thin end of the blade Mary worked her way along the edges of the window prying the paint away.

She paused as she heard footsteps outside her door. She stepped silently away from the window but then the footsteps moved off. Mary immediately continued working at the window and grinned as she finished dislodging the paint. Now it was time to pop the window open. Mary growled as she pushed and pulled at the window, it seemed the timber had swollen from being at sea. She knew she could smash the glass but it’d make too much noise and it was likely that she’d cut herself trying to escape.

Mary continued working on the window and almost laughed out loud with glee when it finally pushed open an inch. Mary gave it a few more hard shoves and the window opened fully.

It didn’t take a genius to figure out that Mary’s skirts were not going to fit out the window while she wore them. Mary quickly undressed down to her petticoats and crawled out the window. It was dark but Mary could see the lights of the shore.

Going completely limp, Mary let her body relax and fall into the water. The water was extremely cold but Mary wasn’t going to complain she started to swim as she tried to ignore her chattering teeth. She was glad she’d ditched her skirts, they would have weighed her down in the water, although it would make things awkward when she got to shore.

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The two Vikings that had been knocked down had gotten up and were incredibly angry, even for Vikings.  They were all set to go and burn down the skeleton pirates ship, when they noticed a woman fall out of the ship and walk to shore in nothing but her petticoats.  “Could she be the one?”  One of the Vikings asked the other.  “She could be, could not be.”  “Let’s take her to the captain, just to be safe.”  The two rushed to the beach and grabbed her, and hurried off to their longboat before other cursed pirates showed up to try and claim her.  They arrived just as Skoll was calling his brothers back to the ship.  They brought her aboard the longboat just as the sun started to rise.  “Come my brothers” Skoll cried, “we sail…” He then saw Mary.  “Who brought this…woman aboard?”  He roared, spitting out the word ‘woman.’  “We thought she could be the one you were looking for…” one of the Vikings stammered.  “None of the women in town were sufficient, Skoll, so she could be her.” Another stated. “I’ll be the one to decide that!” Skoll bellowed to his crew. “…Still, she could be.  I’ll see after we have put out to see.”  With that the Vikings shoved off, disappearing into a snowy fog that rolled across the ocean, taking a confused and shaken Mary with them.

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Richard and the marines fired and slashed over and over again, there victims only fell to be replaced!
Richard was severely out numbered.

"Right men!....Fall.......Sharpe behind you.....Fall back! dam this place! DAM IT!"

The marines nodded and formed a defensive line. firing and using a wall of bayonets to keep attackers at bay

"c'mon you fools get in theese boats will ya!"

The marines scrurried back to the boats once they had a time window to fall back.
With that the british naval forces fell back to the ship.

"We need a meeting with the Admiral NOW!" richard screamed at his first mate as soon as he got on the boat

I am the Hammer. I am the sword in His hand, I am the point of His spear. I am the Gauntlet about His fist. I am the Bane of His foes and the woes of the treacherous. I am the End.

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Mary couldn't believe her luck, out of the frying pan and into the fire. Or at least it seemed this way. She wonder what all this talk about "being her" was. These guys were certainly looking for someone but Mary seriously doubted it was her.

She considered putting in her two cents but decided to wait a bit longer, that particular strategy had worked previously.

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Kennedy was ordering around some men when one of them yelled, "MAN OVERBOARD!"

Kennedy glanced in the water to see Mary swimming back to shore.  Ah well.  You win some and lose some. 

One of the crew rushed to him.

"Shall we go after 'er Kennedy?"

"No.  If the fish don't get the lass who knows what she'll find ashore.  Or who'll find her."

[i]Like I told your captain, the orphange attacked me.  It was self-defense.[/i]  -Richard the Warlock  [url]http://archive.lfgcomic.com/lfg0002.gif[/url]