Posts Tagged With: Pirates

Black Molly Returns – Citizens Rally for Battle

A battle erupted in the Ebon Reach Marketplace on Tuesday night that gave proof to our fears that Black Molly has risen from her watery grave.  Not only has she risen but reports indicate there are traces of void magic in her presence and that she is calling back her comrades who were killed in the raids from a year ago.  The undead are gathering strength. .

Void magics are at play here.  The lights I heard described which surrounded the pirate – we have seen similar happenings with those affected by Void magics.  But even had I not heard of this report, Mahan and myself witnessed Ganis opening the large stone door to grant the skeletal pirate access.  Reports have him leading Molly from the Crone’s Eye were her remains were initially stored.  Skeleton no more, she seems to be fully empowered and been granted the ability to summon the dead.

Kuvari’s Deep has offered their assistance in this matter.  The Talisae, Xae’raan Thiaroe herself stated as such and for this we are grateful.   We must seek out the Moei to determine their participation.  They must also be warned if they are not yet aware of the implications.  The pirates targeted the Asing apothecary to not only for the purposes of theft but also to kidnap.  Their former Myan was taken as hostage aboard the pirate ship and we believe they intended to keep her for knowledge of poisons and herbs. The pirates were beaten back but not before escaping with the Myan.  Their blood stained the roots of Tilikambo near the Ku’vesi pools.  Other fierce battles took place during Gnome Depot/craft dock robbery and the final battle on the beach.

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Last Year’s Scene of the severed pirate heads as they were collected and displayed on the fishing dock.

At this time I have to thank those denizens who rose to fight against the undead.  Reverus and Nyx were both in the Medica last night being patched up from wounds sustained.  I collected many of the details from then.  The wizard, Elendil Olorin and Siren Delilah were also described.  There were two others present who also stood against the dead.  One in Shalan’ti style garb and another that appeared to be a scribe – perhaps companions?  Their identity as of this time remains unknown.

Black Molly’s execution remains a stain on our memory.  Most who were there do not speak of what occurred.  But that does not change the fact that these pirates robbed, attacked, and raised chaos with us for weeks last year.  We must stand ready to battle against them again.  I believe we should begin watching the other locations where these battles took place. Black Molly called forth her dead companions from within Ebon Reach.  The other battle locations – the Beach, Tilikambo, and Gnome Depot – should be watched as there were heavy casualties in these areas as well.   And let’s not forget the dock where Molly was executed and her companion’s heads were displayed on pikes.   Everyone gather your weapons for use with the undead.  Lights.  Torches.  Magics if you have them.  All will be needed if we are to succeed this time around.

Submitted by:  Blanche Greyling, Stormstead Quartermaster


Submitted OOCly by Blanche Fralto
Event Info Here:  “Pirate Retribution.. And They Shall Pay...”

Special thanks to Ephralia Resident, Edwardclawhammer, Angeloflifelight, and Rain.Farspire for playing outstanding NPC dead pirates in the battle!

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Pirates Rousted! Ship Taken! Hostage Recovered!

Pirate Death on Beach

Beach soaked in Blood and Littered with Bodies

Pirate blood stains the beach and their bones litter the ocean floor after citizens of Eyr rallied to roust the scoundrels and attempt to take back those who were taken.  Revenge has been enacted, the captive reclaimed and stolen goods recouped. It is indeed a day to celebrate as the ship, although severely damaged, appears to have a full cargo within its hold.

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Ornith Returned!

Members of the Moei Asing and Stormstead both celebrate Ornith’s return.  The shaken elven woman lies dehydrated and weakened from her ordeal in the Medica.  She is expected to recover fully though she may battle the memories of the horror that took place for years to come.

The whole incident was set off when a small group of obviously nervous and undoubtedly frightened pirates stepped across the threshold of the Salty Swallow just as people were beginning to celebrate the success of the ‘Seasonal Pot.’  Proving that there is no honor among thieves, their spokesperson, Naseer, plead for leniency and offered up the date and location for when the pirates would begin ferrying their ill-gotten gains to the ship, “Scorpion’s Sting.”  In exchange he and his entourage were allowed to leave with their heads still attached.

The battle began on Sunday at midday.  Sails were spotted in the distance as pirates scuttled about the beach in preparation to depart with their last boatload of stolen goods.  A wave of citizens swept the beach led by the Shadow Prince himself and quickly followed by Captain Valkyrie and Wanton Aime.  Allynna of the Moei Asing added her weaponry to the fray and a young Roc appeared and began an aerial attack, raining rocks and fish down onto the hapless pirates.  The battle also spilled over into the waters where a savage group of Merfolk awaited, led by Derek Marshall and later joined by Alithia.  At the thick of the battle, Clover swooped up the beach armed with her customary button and needle to help take out one of the final cargo-loading pirates.

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Jens, Daniel, Arakaki, and Clover take on Captain Scorrow

The battle continued on the ship with even more citizens pouring in.  Daniel and Arakaki fought bravely, taking several injuries themselves, but they are a formidable duo.  The waters began frothing with the fury of the sirens attack below.  Soon afterwards, the pirate bodies began once again to pile up.

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Clover, Daniel, and Arakaki

As the screams were dying down, the real horror emerged.  Captain Scorrow – clad in black and wielding her magics and venomous sting, she lashed out, spinning and dodging and spewing venom. Her rage made her careless and she underestimated the powers of the crowd.  Swiftly incapacitated, her last gasp offensive was to summon up a wave of negative energy.  It struck like a lighting bolt destroying not only herself but cracking the very hull of the ship, leaving it debilitated and listing badly above the Mer reef.

Pirates and other predators have historically made their way up the Kuvari to wreak havoc upon our citizens.  The fact that they appeared again is nothing new.  However the victory that was won by Eyr is truly unprecedented.  Never in recent memory has such a punishment been dealt to those who would trespass against us.  My hope that this serves as a deterrent against future attacks.   The complete annihilation of the cutthroats that wronged us is a demonstration to all who pass through our jungle that we are a force to be reckoned with.  Let this serve as warning.

Submitted ICly by Anonymous Clifftop Bystander


Submitted OOCly by Blanche Fralto.

Special thanks to everyone that participated – especially those who provided the NPC Entertainment.  Farah Hannu, Ephralia, Angeloflifelight, Kristi Susanowa, Redy9 Shepherd, Keliahangelis, SkorpionDeath, and Wrenlongleaf.  

 

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Seasonal Pot and Pirate Surprise!

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Despite the pirate occupation of Eyr, the Salty Swallow held its Festival of the Seasonal Pot. Throughout the months of February through March, heavy fog lifts from the canopies and creatures of the jungle call out for a mate. These creatures are left alone to do their nature, but in their place for hunting are creatures already abundant to the jungle floor and the Kuvari river.

Hunters, gatherers, and fishermen met to compete for bragging rights over who was the best provider in Eyr. A decent showing was made by the competitors, who were cheered on by this event’s first observing crowd.

Here are the winners of this season’s contest in no particular order:

Fishing and Hunting

Aquatic elf sisters gave quite a show in these two events, but from them all Runa (aiyana.dover) was deemed the champion.

Gathering

With having an advantage in her home territory, Khanya Silongo (kristi.susanowa) came out on top of this trial.

After the winners were declared, the harvest goods were carried to Stormstead Village, where all who attended helped prepare the feast. Everyone was in for a surprise, when a motley crew of pirates crashed the party. Festival goers quickly took to their arms, until one pirate called for parley.

This mutinous crew saw themselves on the losing side of battle and were ready to quit their campaign against Eyr.  Weapons were dropped and in exchange for their freedom information was negotiated by Stormstead’s chancellor, Wanton Aime. In the day following the festival, the pirate ship would moor upon the sandy shore to receive loot pillaged from Eyr. In the belly of the ship was their last accounted hostage, Ornith of the Sage Advice. Their final word came with a warning regarding their crew’s captain, whose power was feared among the crew.

Before departing from Eyr to their destination of Hazuz, the pirates were offered to share in the seasonal pot. With noted anxiety, they turned down the offer, citing their entire party were vegetarians.

Submitted ICly by Anonymous Event Attendee


Submitted OOCLy by Alteripseity

 

 

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Pirate Guilty! Conspiracy and Treachery!

To the people of Stormstead, and defenders of justice and law,

There holds a crew of pirates, wicked and ill-disposed people, that do against the laws of the village. They have committed many and great piracies, robberies, and depredations. Their actions have become a hindrance to trade, while placing many in great danger and have caused our fair village much pain.  Should you find of them, upon the sea shores, upon their vessels or within the village, with stolen goods upon them or on their ships, I give authority to seize them so they may be proceeded against according to the laws of the village. You will find great reward and doing so.

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Pirate Warning!  

We have already came to capture one of their lot, by the name of Black Molly. She has been held within the Stormstead jail since that time. Trial has been foregone.  Molly has been found guilty of the highest crimes against Stormstead and her people.

Black Molly’s crimes stand as Conspiracy and Treachery.
Her punishment is death.

Black Molly will be executed by the hands of Guard Captain Valkyrie by the decree of the Stormstead council for the Sever Crimes against Stormstead on Tuesday, April 26.
Location: Fish Market Dock  below the Bath House.
Time: 6-hours past the noon sun.

Pirates beware, your time will be next.
Governor Jil


Submitted OOCLy by Jens IxChel

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Village Angered at Continued Pirate Attacks

Our Governor was taken.  Blood has been spilled.  Bodies have collected – both on the beach and within the village itself.  Where will it end?  

Pirate violence and mayhem has landed in Eyr!  So much has happened this reporter scarce knows where to begin.

  1.  Governor Jil has been returned alive.  He is wounded and sick but now able to move about.
  2. Hostage swap resulted in a pirate battle on the beach.  Two pirates dead and one in custody.
  3. Pirates staged a robbery against Gnome Depot, getting away with goods but losing their lives.  Three pirates slain in the attack.
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Pirates Roaming the Docks

It all began over a week ago when Governor Jil was gravely wounded in an Ebon Reach tournament and then abducted by pirates.   Valkyrie, Acting as Stormstead Governor, negotiated a hostage swap with the pirates.  Her strategy proved successful.  Jil was returned, injured and sick, but alive.  Of that we are most thankful.  Black Molly, one of the pirates suspected to be involved with the kidnapping, is in custody.  Her two companions are dead after having attempted to battle Aima and Valkyrie on the beach. Two others escaped..

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Blood on the Beach

One would hope that would have been a warning to the pirates.  But apparently they are a stubbornly stupid lot.  Or simply incredibly vicious.

Just this afternoon – a scant 24-hours later – pirates attack again.  This time targeting Gnome Depot. Depot owner Adrianne Parkin acted swiftly and wisely, at first acquiescing to the demands but in actually biding her time. The pirates’ bad luck started when she delivered the burly fellow a squirt to the eyes from a freshly sliced lemon.  A wolf attack and a flood of villagers ensued after Wanton Aime raised a timely alarm.  The pirates were overwhelmed by sheer number, succumbing after a fierce battle that raged from the Depot down to the Craft docks.  Bloodstains are once again in evidence.

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Pirates attempt to flee Unsuccessful!

The pirate heads are to serve as an example.   The bodies fed to the sharks even as their clothing and valuables redistributed amongst the villagers.  Though seemingly brutal it seemed a just and deserved ending.

What happens next?   Gnome Depot is severely depleted of supplies.  Pirates were able to abscond with their goods.  Those in the boats apparently rowing away even as their companions were being brought down.  And one pirate remains yet in custody.  Will we have more attacks?  We can only hope this last attack will drive them to prey in easier waters.

 

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Beheaded, Belittled, and Fed to the Sharks.   Pirate valuables will decorate the villagers while their heads now decorate Pikes.

 


 

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Pirate Woman Jailed on Suspicion

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Captain Valkyrie – Acting Stormstead Governor

The Governor remains missing and no word or information of his well being has been found.  Valkyrie, Stormstead’s Captain, remains acting as Governor in his absence.

However, Stormstead now has an ace.  Or at least a pirate that can hold accountable.  One that Valkyrie is not likely to let slip through her fingers.

Bonnie, the peglegged pirate woman charged with abducting Governor Jil,  is now residing in the comforts of Stormstead’s own guardhouse cage. The pirate damsel vehemently denies any and all claims her.  Her pirate companions also deny culpability.

“Ye all are cruel…Especially that one…” With that statement Bonnie pointed at Aima, one of the newly appointed guards of Stormstead and the party responsible for arresting Bonnie. It was also Aima who alerted Valkyrie to the presence of pirates in ambush outside the guardhouse.   “Heartless and cruel..I better be treated fairly and impartially..Otherwise I see no reason to be here.  What Governor? Who ye speaking of? I will not comply until I get me leg back..You stole my child you cold hearted fiend!”  With that Bonnie lapsed into a fantastical story of her child’s ashes being stored in in her ‘peg’ which had been taken to hinder any possible escape attempts..

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Stormstead Justice – Deprived of her peg and unable to stand, Bonnie remains in her cell.

Bonnie’s burly pirate companion was quick to deny any involvement  as was the third dark companion.  “Look, Missus… we are humble pirates, aye. Bu’, we aren’t the crew you be lookin’ for, see.  D’ya know how many pirate women ‘ave pegs few legs? Do ya know what the harlot’s pox /do/ to a lassie at port? Yar gon’ need more description than that – dun trow us in with your politics.”

Stormstead’s Quartermaster, Kel’iah, remains unreachable at this time due to the head wounds suffered at the time of the attack.  Released from the Medica, it is believed she has returned to the healing qualities of the ocean to complete her recovery.  She is the only eyewitness known to have been present for the actual abduction – other than the pirates themselves.  Is there truth in Bonnie’s claims of innocence?  Doubtful.  But we are a village of laws so proof must be provided.

Stormstead Guard Captain Valkyrie seemed content with Bonnie’s arrest and the charges against her.  Bonnie’s two shipmates struck a deal and were allowed to depart upon the promise of obtaining information about Stormstead’s missing governor.   With luck and the leverage of their partner in jail, it is hoped the two may help in tracking down the Governor’s location and provide for his safe return.

Submitted ICly by Blanche Greyling


Submitted OOCly by Blanche Fralto

 

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Governor Jil Abducted by Pirates!

Pirates have returned to Eyr!

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Stormstead Quartermaster Kel’iah

Stormstead’s Quartermaster lies gravely injured in the Medica this morning after an apparent assault and kidnapping carried out after the Ebon Reach Tournament.  Governor Jil has been taken!  

Pirates have returned to Eyr’s shores!  

Kel’iah was obviously addled after having suffered a severe head wound.  But addled or not, the Mer Cleric had been at the Governor’s side when the attack occurred and was able to provide me with the following information.  

 

“We went to the market in the mountain. There was a tournament there. Faces…strangers…Aradian, one painted in black. A woman with a wooden leg…a small lady…Maybe Pirates. Maybe slave traders. One of them, a woman, hit me good. And Jil..his throat was bleeding…”

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Governor Jil

A simple violent robbery would have been preferred over this.  News of a kidnapping is far more alarming.  Not only do we not know where their ship is anchored but we also do not know the fate of the Governor.  A throat wound would have been quite serious.  I would beseech the Mer in assistance with this task.  If not for the Governor but for Kel’iah herself.  The Mer herself is distraught over all that has happened and will need time to heal.  Before she drifted off into troubled slumber she went on to state: 

“But they carried him away…away to boats. Said they were helping, but took me by surprise. Ship on the moore, ship in the sea…alert the mer…find them.”

Stormstead concil has been alerted. The Governor’s residence has been searched.  There has been no sign or sightings of him since he was last seen late last night.  In the meantime I urge all citizens of Eyr to be alert and ever watchful.  Guard your properties and keep an eye to the waterways.  

Anyone having further information is encouraged to step forward to speak with our own Stormstead Captain Valkyrie who will be helping to lead the efforts in tracking down the perpetrators.  

Submitted by Blanche Greyling


OOC Submission by Blanche Fralto

 

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