A Series of Updates between Sunnsebb and Coldeven
23rd of Sunnsebb Port of Don-Ton
“ya see Mate, isn’t she beautiful? Maybe one or two more folk, tight runs, just enough to keep us moving, no more” Leslie said with a tone of wistfulness. Ungle appraised the beaten up little ship
“she’s tiny, Jonathan is gonna mess her lines sitting up front there” Ungle said a little skeptical. He leaned heavily on Leslie still, he could not walk far without assistance still.
“Ya, he’ll give the bigger ships a second thought about messing with us, might take a little work to get her sea worthy, but when she is… we’ll be unstoppable”
“Get her Seaworthy? Meaning she’s currently not….”
“Not as such… no” the two shared a grin before Ungle spoke again
“So, what are you gonna name her?”
“The Backthrust” he said, Ungle chuckled at the name
“I like it”
27th of Sunnsebb, Champions Boot*
Thitmed looked over his assembled crew. He was a little sad that the Captain had not been able to make the ceremony, but being in port had taken a toll on the elf, he had more bad days then good when in dock. the Dwarf straightened and approached Leslie giving him a brisk salute and then a hardy handshake.
“Mr. Cane, Mr. Ungle you are relieved from duty with honour from the Champions Boot, may the wind be forever at your back” he paused a few moments before saluting again and speaking to his crew “It is with great honour that the Crew of the Champions Boot welcomes our honoured guests, Captain Cane of the Forward Thrust, and his First Mate, Mr. Ungle, Attention!” the crew snapped into attention saluting the two; Thitmed dismissed them from formality and allowed the cask of rum to be brought to the deck as well as Hatrutt and Hiro’s latest creations, he had gone so far to dip into the ships coffers to hire a bard for the evening, it was more than a normal departure warranted, but Thitmed would miss these boys, they were closer to family then crew and he wanted them to know that they always had a home to return to, no matter how the seas treated them.
28th of Sunnsebb, Champions Boot, Miriels Nest
The note was scrawled in Prancers Prefect neat hand writing, how very much like him
My Perfect Miriel,
I apologies for my cowardice in using a letter, I have not the constitution to do this face to face. I am a broken man, no longer whole, and a daughter of a Yaxen deserves far better then a broken self loathing man. I will find my own way home, and wish you safest journey’s on your way to yours. I have nothing left to offer, and am in all things a failure.
29th of Sunnsebb, Belinda’s Quarters, Don-Ton
“Welcome Thalion, welcome” she said warmly inviting the elf into her apartment. “I am happy you could make it” Thalion nodded hanging his cloak on the nearby hook and entering the cheery apartment she had been residing in for the winter.
“Thank you for inviting me” the Halfling smiled to him as she brought him tea and invited him further in.
“The Captain makes few coherent requests these days, when he said he wanted to see you today and promptly at 9, well I couldn’t refuse…” she ushered toward the room that had been set aside for the Captain. “Best not the keep him waiting”
Thalion entered the room of the Captain, the room was warm with a brazier running, the Captain lay in a bed, he looked skinny and gaunt, much of the zeal seemed to have fled the ancient one, and his hurt his heart to see an elder in such sorrow. The Captain stirred, and the for a moment the fog in his eyes lifted as they locked onto Thalion
“Veni Ilvanya Alfirin melius nosti. Haec dies magni diei, quae numquam oblivione delebitur.” Thalion approached the Captain and knelt beside his bed as the Captain spoke. “Non facile est invenire qui quod sciat Ms. Featherfoot eam trade et bene factu est comparare sibi a Domino Gardens of Pepsica.” The Captain pointed to a dresser and urged Thalion to open the top drawer. The elven knight did and was surprised at what he saw. An Elven Maxillaria Orchid. “Gere audacter Ilvanya Alfirin, … propter nomen tuum sicut te vincula victura dum spes est cor tuum in superbiam porro populum ferrent iuvenes spe… Felix natalis”
2nd of Fireseek, Champions Boot
Was she a wolf? She looked like a wolf, she was stuck in a wolves body, but it felt like a disguise, like a costume she was wearing? Who was she? What was she? Aurelia didn’t know.
10th of Fireseek Champion’s Boot
“Sir Thalion, it is with great joy and pride that we promote you to the position of Mate” Thitmed said with pride saluting and shaking hands
“Flit Fargazer, it is with great joy and pride that we promote you to the position of Bosun” Thitmed said offering a salute and hardy handshake
“Aurellia Ouellette, it is with great joy and pride that we promote you to the position of Master Gunner” Thitmed said offering a salute with hardy Handshake
“Mr. Fargazer, Mr. Thalion I need a new Cabin boy, and three new ABS’s please get our crew up to snuff. I will have final approval over your picks, but I want you two to weed out the unsavory ones. Ms. Ouellette, Captain Cane has purchased Jonathan from our ship, please make your recommendations to Ms. Featherfoot on how we should replace our ships firepower, also oversee the installation of the new unit, and set up the ships defenses and guard rotation. Congratulations all, now get to work”
13th of Fireseek, Kitchen Stadium
They were in the final three teams, things were heating up… between the steady attempts of sabotage and two more attempts on his life, things were getting difficult, another two weeks and is duty to Hatrutt would be done, then Hiro would need a new plan on how to keep moving forward.
17th of Fireseek, Champions Boot
“Mr. Hiro sir?” the knock on the door was very light, Hiro had almost missed it, but he stepped away from the burning brazier to answer. Things had been quiet over the last two days, he preferred to be alone and respect the Celebration of Fire in his own way. He opened the door to his quarters… well not any more, since he had stepped down he was supposed to have only a hammock, thankfully Aurrellia had been in no hurry to move, and so for the time being he was still good. Mandy stood in his doorway read cheeked eyes down.
“What can I do for you Mandy?” he said his voice soft as he looked at the girl
“Well sir, ya see, I was well….” She took a deep breath getting ready to get something important off her chest
“Ilookedthroughthecaptainsrecordsandsawitwasyourbirthdayandsoikindafixedyourbowsorryforbreakingyourprivacybuthappybirthday” with that the girl thrust a wrapped object in his hands and turned hurrying down the hall and up onto the deck, cheeks bright red and ears flushed. Hiro looked down at the package, he opened it and marveled at the work that had been done. She had painstakingly rebuilt his bow by hand, adding new pieces in traditional Fire Nation techniques, she must have been working on this for weeks, it was beautifully done, possibly better then before, it was a masterful gift, worthy of a King, and his heart swelled knowing that it had been made for him in friendship. He would need to find a way to thank her.
End of Part 1