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Old 06-15-2019, 11:35 AM
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Date 34th of AzaŽlle, 7453 (Winter)
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Mysta's Market- " Sorry young lady, this is not an open house. I'm proposing to hire your service, not inviting your friends for a free diner. " He looks at Dante from head to feet and sight. - " You can bring your... assistant if you manage to dress him up a bit. I live up the hill at the greyswan manor. You can't miss it, that's a three-story greystone building with swans pattern all over the fence around the land. Please arrive before sunset to prepare yourself. "


 
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PachoPacho’s guard duty was proving to be the drawl that guard duty normally was. While he did enjoy playing the talkative sailor with the locals, he gained little from those around the dock besides idle chatter. He was beginning to think the boredom would overtake him when Sayyida offered her invite.

Paddling up to spectral vessel in something as slow and cumbersome as a rowboat. "Is she insane?"Pacho thought for a second before remembering he already knew the answer to that. He also knew there was no stopping her, and if she killed herself on this little misadventure there was none else to captain the ship. Besides this gave him a chance to test his new purchases.

"Give me a ten minutes."he said as he darted down to his lab already laid out from earlier work and prepared some extracts. Finished he headed back up and met Sayyida as she lowered the boat.

Once in the water he took out an extract and down. He then removed his newest potion from his pocket, swished it around in his mouth then spat it back in the jar. " Forgive my manners" he joked wiping his mouth. Finally he palmed one more extract of invisible alarm and down it quick, if something came near the boat he would at least like to have a warning.

 



 

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Old 06-15-2019, 01:54 PM
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Date 34th of AzaŽlle, 7453 (Winter)
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The AbigailCuriosity takes over Sayyida and Pacho who leave the Serenity aboard a small rowboat to investigate the mysterious ship that came back home after one hundred years. About five hundred meters away, it doesn't take that long to approach the wrecked ship. It's floating, but the sails are ripped apart and hanging in pieces from the two masts. The body of the ship is covered in moist and shell, partially rotten in several places. The old ship is screaming as the water move it left and right. If it wasn't a sunny day that would be very creepy to approach that abandoned thing. There's no rope or ladder hanging, climbing up from a rowboat would require some skills. They are doing a full loop at a safe distance when suddenly something falls from the ship behind the rowboat.

SPLASH!!!

With horror they recognize the upper body of a human floating, all the flesh and fat got eaten away. The face of the corpse is gone, his eyes as well. Slowly, it's sinking into the water. Pacho and Sayyida look up to the boat, but they don't see who or what threw the body. A strange dark mist is spreading from the main deck, slowly getting down on each side of the abandoned ship, disappearing before it can touch the water.


 
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Old 06-15-2019, 03:36 PM
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Sayyida rows. And the rows some more until they’ve covered half the distance back to the Serenity.

“Unless your feeling bold brother, that was close enough for me,” Sayyida says to Pacho while taking a rest.

She had enough faith in herself and Pacho, but she’s not fool enough to board alone with just him after that. Even with all the rest, she would have to think if it was worth their time when they’ve seen enough trouble.
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Pacho"Just one last thing before we roe away " he said as they circled. With a quick twitch he palmed another extract and wash it down his throat. Within seconds his eyes began to glow as the

magical energies of the ship began to take form. He scanned the erie vessel, trying to deduce as much as he could as his gaze fell upon its different forms. He looked at each haunted aura from

the vessel, trying to guess its school of magic and power. Finally as their circling came to an end he nodded to Sayyida as she suggested their departure. Whatever brought this ship back it would

take far more than the pair of them to return it to the underworld.

 



 

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Old 06-15-2019, 05:12 PM
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Mysta's CathedralMysta has several temples dedicated to Phalian, the patron good of the country. The cathedral is definitely the place to go for important matters, this is where the high priest lives. The place is packed with people leaving from the noon ceremony, an important part of the day for those who worship the sun. After been patient, they will finally get a hold of a cleric of a certain age that seems to have some status in the church based on his colourful robe. They don't have to make much effort to get to the bottom of it as the holy man really have nothing to hide. It seems the high cleric is at the fortress with the Count and that they decided to assign a local hero to look into the matter with the help of the military and clerics of the temple. They are confident they will succeed and deal with this tomorrow morning. If they fail to take the ship, their backup plan is to blow up the ship at a safe distance with the Navy to avoid more loss of life.

The AbigailThe ship itself is not magical, only the mist falling from the main deck has an aura inside the range of Pacho's spell. It's much like an obscuring mist that rapidly fatigued any living being in contact with it.


 
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Tatsuo/Christopher - Phalian TempleThe group takes shifts with the others about guarding the ship. Finding an opportune time, Tatsuo leaves with Olesia for the Phalian Temple. The spy resembles a middle aged man in the garb of a weathered chaplain. Olesia is dressed in humble robes like a pilgrim, hood drawn down low. Having introduced himself as Christopher, the spy has an amicable (& informative) chat with the leading cleric about the ominous vessel off shore.

Hearing word of the current plan, Christopher requests Take 10 on Diplomacy: 26.graciously, "Your grace, mayhap, the very heavens led me hither upon laying sight of that baleful ship. Might this holy expedition have use for a few more brave souls with spell and arms? My companions and I came into port but recently, and we would wish to aid the morrow's quest in putting to rest that ghastly vessel."


 


 
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Mysta's CathedralThe experimented cleric smiles kindly and makes a cross on Christopher's forehead. His eyes open up a little bit more after he's done and take a pause. - " Right... Of course. I think you should let the authorities take care of this challenge on their own stranger. When it comes to undead and haunt, it's our duty to cleanse the world of the infamous God of monsters and undeadMagyus creatures and curses. "


 
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Tatsuo/Christopher - Phalian TempleWith a sigh, the spy nods reluctantly, "As you wish, Your grace. Our prayers for their success on the morrow, along with a small donation." Tatsuo hands a 150gpouch of coin to the aged cleric. Bowing his head, he and Olesia take their leave.

Returning to the ship, Tatsuo relates what they learn about the expedition tomorrow. After some discussion back & forth, the group is not too enthusiastic to join. Tatsuo & Olesia go back out for some small shopping.


 


 
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Humble, he lowers his head as he accepts the pouch. Measuring the weight, he doesn't need to look at the content to figure out the generosity of the donation. - " A moment please. " A young acolyte at his service approach with a basket full of silver and coppers. The old cleric delicately put inside Christopher donation. A second teenager in white robe follows with a box with two holy symbols inside, one made of wood the other in silver. The cleric puts the It's well detailed and worth 25 gpsilver symbol around the stranger's neck. - " May Phalian guide you on your journey. "


 
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:33 AM
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Good MorningSunalyan are very nice and the crew of the Serenity have a good time for the rest of the day. They are proud hard working people who have a long history of dramatic events and overcoming disasters. The arrival of the haunted ship is just another incident in their long battle against the dead. An infinite war between Phalian and Magyus as long people can remember with the mortal world as the battlefield.

Madara has a good time at Alfred's manor and spends her evening entertaining the audience. The guests are Barons, knights, officers, rich merchants. The most prestigious visitor is the Count's brother who is accompanied by his wife, his children and also the Count's son himself who has fourteen years old. The teenager, Robert, is particularly into Madara's fortune telling and magic, she got a good donation out of him. There are about one hundred people in the ballroom. Most of them have no ill intentions and are only there to have some fun. Some are business rivals but doesn't have any animosity between them. Nobody would be willing to hurt each other for a coin, much different than Matuzala where many won't hesitate to sell their mother for the right price. The Abigael is at the center of many conversations and a few people in the attendance will be part of the assault team to get rid of the problem. Second most prominent subject is the skirmishes against Patrenia's navy lately, both nations are enemies since Paternia was built by northern people a long time ago.

Everybody makes it safely back to the Serenity, share notes, and spend the night together in the relative safety of the ship.


 
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PachoAs they rowed back to the boat Pacho glowing eyes slowly grew dimmer until the only glimmer were his tired dark pupils.

"We have enough problems with the living no need to add the dead to our list" he said agreeing with Sayyida, his gaze locked on the ghost ship and the haunting mist on its deck.

He silently helped Sayyida lift the rowboat back up to the ship, his poor skills as a sailor showing as he fumbled a few times being little more than extra muscle as help.

"So besides our former captors what do you think awaits you in Selarya" he asked as they finished up, a slight relief in his tone as his worry and ponderings about why them was finally given the freedom of voice.

 



 
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"Death and Mayhem. Pacho. Death and Mayhem," Sayyida says rowing even harder, head tucked down.

Then she can't help it any longer and looks up, a broad smile on her face a eyes full of laughter.

"More enemies. More scheming fools. And us, just trying to keep the skin of out backsides intact. And if by some miracle some of us survive all the coming turmoil, then we'll be stuck in a palace that all those we beat to it are trying to tear down around us. So this is as good as it gets. You, me, rowing away from a ridiculous ghost ship with more sense in our heads than we have sailing to Selarya. That's what I think."
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