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.
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.
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.
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.