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Post by King Calamity on Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:50 pm

Bishop walked up to the captain after listening to his request, following the large man with the cigar.

"I'd like to help you out," he said, "I can't wait to tear somma' those pirates apart!"

He looked at the man with the cigar in distaste. "Man, put that thing out or get away from me." Bishop turned back to the captain, "Name's Wallace, by the way. Bishop Wallace."
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Post by Guest on Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:32 pm

Cid laughed, grinning evilly.

"Hey, you wanna join us, I'm sure that Captain Ribualt won't mind in the least!"

Cid's hand rested on the hilt of the katana tied loosely to his belt. For all things, he looked very like the image of certain recruiting posters for the Empire. It was easy to tell that this man was beyond ready to give his life for the Captain. He turned around, stopping quickly.

"Oh, for the records, the name is Highwind. Cid Highwind."

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Post by Kamikaze_X on Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:44 pm

Thatch nodded to the new recruits, whom he had not expected to join, although he was glad some had the will to fight in that rotten town.

"Glad to see some people here know how to throw a punch. Names Edward Thatch, ye can all call me Thatch, anythin' different will get yer head blown off." Thatch said with the same devilish grin. "And if ye need to know, I'm the ships navigator and helmsmen, so just always remember, your life is in the palm o' my hand."

With that, he laughed, thus concluding his more than daunting introduction toward the others who didn't know him. It seemed to be a force of habit, as being a pirate himself earned him quite the reputation for his tongue. Around the ladies however, he was known to be quite different.
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Re: Chapter One: A Crew of Disorderly Misfits

Post by Redcoat on Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:37 am

OOC: Oh my god! It's time for a... a montage! Vith, your character would be dealing with the automatons and the engine. My character is fixing the munitions system. Bleach, yours would be recalibrating controls and fixing the rotors up. Chef, you and a bunch of villagers will be installing guns. Calamity, you'd be helping Chef. DVP, you'd get stuck with setting up the interior of the ship, including organizing everything so it can be found properly.
Alexander, smiling now as wide as he could, gave a hoorah, as he and a mob of townspeople marched to the skyship and began the long process of fixing it up. They had about a week and a half until Errorprone found his way to Rustbukit, and this gave them a week to actually fix the vessel. Alexander found himself crawling through ducts in the ship's munition system, fixing gears and pulleys to get powder and shot to the ship's cannons. As the others joined in, with the help of the townspeople, a spirit of hopefulness settled over them.
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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:11 am

Cid lifted a few worn gears out, throwing them backwards into a pile, replacing them with fresh ones, putting them in carefully to make sure the alignment was kept accurate. Cid picked up a small automaton, whose purpose was to clear out blockages in the engines. Meanwhile, Cid set to work, quickly building automatons out of spare parts, inserting magitek cores to allow the automatons to move. Several, made of a sparkless material, were set to work, bringing powder from the magazine to the dumbwaiters to the cannons. Other automatons were built to keep the boiler stocked with kole. More others were autoloaders, allowing the gunners to focus on firing rather than loading and firing. Other automatons were built for other purposes, but each automaton was built with a single purpose in mind.

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Post by Chef on Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:14 am

Cecil pulled guns up via pulleys, lifting the heavy metal and setting it on board. The tasks were very hard and menial, but Cecil was used to hard work. He has been doing this for many long years, though he is quite young.

Once all of the guns were onboard, Cecil tied them up so they wouldn't roll all over the place when they were flying. He started to haul up gunpowder after that. The powder seemed to be of good quality, so Cecil couldn't wait to use it against the Pirates. Those brigands were in for a surprise.

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Re: Chapter One: A Crew of Disorderly Misfits

Post by Kamikaze_X on Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:39 pm

Thatch worked his way into the Helm. He opened latch on the floor, small enough for a single person to fit through, which led directly to all of the various mechanics behind the controls of the ship herself. Thatch climbed down the rungs of the ladder and ended up in quite a narrow and low room which was cluttered with various wires, pipes, and other things. Noting the rusted ends of the wires, the bent pipes, and the stains of water and other things on the floor, Thatch sighed. He would have to replace a lot of different things down below before he could replace the yoke (steering platform) above.

Grabbing a flashlight, Thatch started to undo the wiring and replacing them with newly "purchased" ones. Pipes that were bent of causing leaks were uprooted and thrown away, leaving newer ones to take their place. Whoever designed the ship obviously did not like organization, Thatch though, as the wiring ran to and fro in a rather dangerous way. Using all of the electrical knowledge he obtained, he re-routed the wiring in various places so that it was made logical and orderly.

After his business was complete, the last objective being to recalibrate the steering commands and mechanisms directly below where the yoke would be. All he had to do was replace the older joystick method of steering for the better suited yoke method which comprised of a steering wheel that controlled yaw and roll, and the large stick which would control altitude and other various directions.

Thatch made his way back up to the helm, stretching a bit after leaving that cramped access room. He went over to the dashboard and uprooted all of the unnecessary joysticks and started to install the yoke through the flooring which connected to a rotary of sorts. After screwing in the last bolt, Thatch wiped his forehead dry of sweat and headed back outside to fix the rotors.
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Re: Chapter One: A Crew of Disorderly Misfits

Post by Redcoat on Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:25 am

The ship came together wonderfully, as her iron belly was filled with furniture and items for cheap. Turrets were mounted to the side, their bulk a threatening sight as the former courier transformed into a war machine. The automatons came together, dancing in tightly controlled routines to help keep the ship in the air and operational.

Days passed, then a week, as the ship was painted by a crew of volunteers. In their haste, they drew straws, argued, had a pint, and it all blew over--resulting in a truly remarkable paint scheme. A toothy shark's grin adorned the front of the ship, ignoring the frontal turret, and on either side of the bow were a pair of menacing eyes. Further aft was the decided insignia of the group--a gear-framed skull, with a crossed wrench and a hand holding a revolver.

The last of the systems were in place as the great craft was pronounced ready for flight. Alexander, surrounded by his new crewmates, grinned like he never had before, despite the mayor's resigned sigh. As the ship, in its newfound glory, was loaded with munitions from the town's meagre armoury, he delivered a bit of a speech, bottle of rum in his hand.

"We did it! We doggun did it!" he shouted, as he walked around erratically. "We set sail tommorow! Don't get too bad of a hangover!"
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Re: Chapter One: A Crew of Disorderly Misfits

Post by Guest on Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:04 pm

Cid laughed to himself as he looked over the ship.

:It'll be good to be flying with Ribault and Thatch. Just like old times.:

He merely drank out of a small unmarked jar, walking off towards the ship. As suspicious as the jar might be, it was merely a new form of tea, powdered rather than leaf tea, making it more likely to last a few days before going sour.

:These parties never really made sense to me at all, to tell the truth. Ah well. Never was much of a drinker. Suppose there's always something to gain from it.:

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Post by Chef on Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:23 pm

Cecil looked at the now finished ship and grinned. It seemed that it was worth all the work. This ship now looked like it was ready to obliterate some pirates! He lifted up a whiskey bottle he had found a little while ago and took a swig.

"I'll try not to, but I can't give you any guarantees, Cap'n!" Cecil replied back to the Captain jokingly as he was addressing all the workers who built the ship.

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Re: Chapter One: A Crew of Disorderly Misfits

Post by King Calamity on Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:17 am

Bishop grabbed a drink and took a quick sip. He relaxed a bit from his usual apprehensiveness, taking a deeper drink. He leaned against a wall and let out a contented sigh, impressed with the fine product of their labors. Bishop scanned the scene, watching his companions.
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Re: Chapter One: A Crew of Disorderly Misfits

Post by Redcoat on Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:58 pm

The ship lifted off from the ground slowly, as if it were feather-light; its deceiving bulk, the size of a large house, rose from the ground effortlessly. Its crew of rum-guzzling wisecrackers worked together with military precision, stocking the two engines' massive, hungry mouths with kole. Thatch worked the levers and joystick at the front to test the newly wired rotors, under the direction of Alexander, who for now worked lookout. The crowd cheered them on as the Legacy rose above the roofs of their houses and began its long journey north to intercept Lord Errorprone.

"It's about time we're up!" Alexander hollered jovially as he clamoured down the ladder to the Bridge. "Thatch! Great job on the piloting! Cid, those props spin beautifully!"

He stepped over to the skymap, mounted over the Babbler. Below them, the tidy plains gave way to beautiful foothills, opening into mountains; towers of rock rendered in miniature as they finally disappeared below the clouds. As the skyship rose above the reach of giants, only their loyal compass and the coming night would serve to guide them.

Lord Errorprone's rounds each year took him across a vast expanse, but the route remained the same each year; his ship, Alexander recalled, was designed to be noticed and feared. The crew gathered for dinner over a set of battle plans.

"I've done some calculations on my grinder," Alex announced, "and I believe that we will meet Errorprone somewhere around the town of Koriskant. It's in a similar position to Rustbukit, so there won't be much help..."

OOC: Grinder refers to this amazing device, which Alex owns.
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Re: Chapter One: A Crew of Disorderly Misfits

Post by Chef on Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:41 pm

Cecil ate at the table with almost no manners, not caring what anyone really thought of him. He looked up at Alex when he told them his recent discoveries.

"Help?" Cecil said rhetorically. "You got us! They're just a band of pirates. They can't be too tough to defeat. I think this ship is more than enough to take care of 'em."

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Re: Chapter One: A Crew of Disorderly Misfits

Post by Kamikaze_X on Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:55 pm

Thatch stood in the Helm, whistling a tune as he kept the proper bearing. On his dashboard was his ever trusty sextant. By his side, as always, pinned to the wall were his maps, and by his side a cup of coffee to keep him awake and flying this new beauty, properly named the Legacy. She was indeed a grand ship, and flew high in the clouds at good speeds.

In one hand he held his main joystick, which he held at a constant bearing. In his other he held his compass, the very one that made it out of that deserted island that he was shipwrecked on. The needle pointed at the True North bearing, something all sailors and pilots alike used as their waypoint. He pocketed his compass and took a chomp out of his sandwich, as he didn't want to leave the Helm to eat with the others.

Clouds passed by in large wisps around the large bubble window, which allowed quite a view. On a meter to Thatch's right, was the current altitude they were flying at, it was currently only around 2,000 feet from the ground, which was only just less than a forth of the maximum altitude that the Legacy could rise. The ship was also traveling at around ten knots, which wasn't bad at all considering how large the ship was. However, thanks to its brilliant designs and engine, the Legacy could travel much faster.

Taking another bite from his sandwich; which happened to be a sub with ham, cheese, turkey, lettuce, tomato, salami, along with two strips of bacon (which consequently goes great with anything), with mustard and mayonnaise, Thatch headed out from the helm and into the Bridge. He checked the Babbler to make sure all was going according to plan, and then started to climb up the rungs of a metal ladder onto the Navigation Deck, as he called it.

Opening the hatch, he climbed up onto the well sided deck and stood. He held his arms out wide and cheered as the wind blew passed him in steady but strong waves. It brought back the days of him piloting his old ship, along with his crew. Even though those days were gone, his memories now lied with his new crew and friends. Walking to the very bow of the ship, past the Mizzenmast and Foremast, which stood upright with sails furled tightly to their spars. Holding onto the bulwark at the bow, he looked down and saw the lit room from within the bubble beneath, which was of course, the Helm. His joystick was still locked in the position he wanted.

Sighing happily, Thatch felt the air around him. Closing his eyes, he could feel the clouds and predict the weather, as well as his old sailor training as a Navigator aboard his old Pirate ship. The weather was fine.. perfect for a battle in the sky. For another few minutes, Thatch stood upon the Nav Deck before heading back down to the Helm to continue his steering, for soon enough, their bearing would change, heading the Legacy straight for their enemy.
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Re: Chapter One: A Crew of Disorderly Misfits

Post by Guest on Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:29 pm

Cid, slightly bored, headed back out of the room for the engines. As expected, there was little to do. Make sure the engine ran fine, make sure that Automatons were in check, et cetera. It was a routine, repeated by every engineer around the world in some similar form. Outside of occasion checks of the systems, Cid just did some work with the automatons, cleaning them, oiling them, checking their Cores. A constant routine, but one that Cid treated like a meditation of sorts.

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Post by Chef on Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:52 pm

After the quick meal, Cecil went off on his own to inspect the guns before the battle. They were real beauties in a gunman's eyes and he could hardly wait to use them. They were nicely made and made of polished steel. The ammunition was set up behind them for easy access. Cecil took a big whiff of the scent of the room.

"Gunpowder," he said to himself. "Never gets old."

After an hour or so of inspections Cecil decided to head back up to make use of the time they had. When he was walking around the ship he noticed something outside of one of the portholes. He walked up to the window and looked out, peering at the dark shape until he noticed that it was a ship.

"Probably just some traders," Cecil thought to himself, but then he noticed something on the side of the ship. "It's a jolly roger! That means... pirates!"

Cecil ran away from the window yelling to everyone.

"The pirates are flying right towards us!" he yelled. "Errorprone is here!"

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Post by Redcoat on Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:00 pm

OOC: The hook side of a skyship is its port side, as skyships dock on skyhooks. Easy.
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Indeed he was. The airship loomed over a village below, a deal bigger than the Legacy and just as heavily armed. She was painted jet black, with glaring red stripes--an unmissable warning, a demand, an order: stay away and stay alive. Already, her sails began to furl up; she was arming up for battle.

Alexander knew not her crew compliment or what her guns were capable of, but what he did know was that this would be an open-air battle. Nothing fancy, nothing different--a cannon battle.

"Full power to engines!" he bellowed. The entire crew could not help but hear. "Helm! Take us directly past that vessel. Cecil, Bishop... man the guns on the left side. We're raking her."

The grinding of gears could be heard, and the swoop of rotors from both ships. The clouds framed the airspace the battle would take place in; below, a town watched the skirmish from redoubts and bunkers. Both ships were at a similar altitude, with the hookside cannons of both combatants in a perfect position to decimate the enemy. Alexander stood on the bridge, contemplating and calmer now.

"Barry and Markus, you're going to help me with damage control and lookout," he explained calmly. He looked Barry striaght in the eye. "That Gaardish medicine of yours is going to come in quite handy if someone's hurt. Prepare your supplies."

The ships drew closer now, and it could be clearly seen that Errorprone's guns were also manned and swivelling forward to meet the Legacy. The battle had begun in earnest and without warning, but the Captain was confident that it could be won with enough conniving.
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Post by Kamikaze_X on Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:39 pm

Thatch brought the Legacy down, descending to around the same level as the enemy skyship. The opponent was currently at their six o' clock, therefore Thatch turned the Legacy hard to port. The two ships, one many times larger than the other, headed toward each other. The mad shark face at the bow of the Legacy was aimed menacingly toward their enemy.

Thatch grinned and looked toward the helm of the opposing ship.


"Let's see who's the better pilot." He said more or less to himself.

Thatch cut the engines down, slowing the ship for preparation of a broadside barrage with cannon. Over a speaker which went throughout the entire ship, Thatch gave a signal.

"Oiii! We are currently heading broadside to the enemy vessel, open the gun latches and prep the cannon."
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Re: Chapter One: A Crew of Disorderly Misfits

Post by Chef on Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:20 pm

Cecil nodded at the Captain and immediately ran to the lower floor where the cannons where stored with Bishop. He readied a gun on the left side and loaded it with a swiftness that only came from years of practice and expertise. These pirates don't know who their messing with, Cecil thought to himself with a grin. No one can defeat a ship with Cecil Gunray on it! He opened the gun latches so they could fire out the ship and he peered outside.

Cecil aimed the cannon at an angle that he seemed to be appropriate for firing and awaited for the ship to draw nearer. After a minute that seemed to take forever, the enemy ship seemed to be close enough. They were almost side by side now.

"Alright, let's give 'em hell!" he said to Bishop. Cecil ignited the cannon and a great blast occurred, sending the shot flying towards the enemy vessel at high speed. The ball smashed into the side of the ship, making a gaping hole, but not really accomplishing much.

"Damn!" Cecil cursed. "That was a bad shot. I seem to be getting a little rusty!"

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Post by Redcoat on Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:33 pm

The smoke of powder could be seen outside, as the volleys continued, obscuring the form of their target; the village below looked on in awe as the fire was exchanged.

"Exactly as I'd hoped for!" Alexander thought aloud. "All hands, brace for returning fire!"

Before he could finish his sentence, well aimed shot came right through the side of the Legacy--it has hit straight on the armour, but failed to penetrate the secondary hull. As the noise subsided, Alex gave the order once more over speakertube.

"Return fire! Aim for their turret housings!"

For his party on the bridge, he had other instructions. "I believe that hit may have been in a mechanics room. You've both got damage control to perform. Move out!"

They raced down the ladders, tools in hand as the battle raged outside. Alexander remained on the bridge; his direction was a necessity. The rest of them would be stuck fixing the mechanics below.
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Cid took no time in making for the area of damage. From a quick inspection, there was no damage at all. But Cid wasn't convinced. He'd seen many a thick armoured airship take a hit and receive no noticeable damage.

:But it's all in the little parts. The gears, the belts, the fans. All of that.:

Cid removed the machine housing, doing a quick inspection, his speed spelling years of experience. Nothing was damaged or out of place. Which was very, very lucky for them. And him.

:I don't have to shut down this machine or reach my hand into a moving machine....:

Cid made quick work of replacing the housing and then made his way to the bridge.


"Well, Ribault, we managed to get lucky, there. Nothing was damaged or knocked askew. Might want to have our gunners target those engine housings, by the by. Pirates are deadly, but they didn't build their ship with enemies in mind."

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Post by Kamikaze_X on Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:32 am

Thatch moved the joystick ever so slightly in order to swing the ship around for another broadside maneuver. From the helm, he could hear both small arms fire and cannon. White smoke from the guns going off slowly passed by the bubble window. As he completely turned and now faced the enemy again in a broadside, the cannon roared once more.

Thatch, seeing an opportunity to get some active himself kept the joysticks locked in position and ran out from the helm. He climbed up the stairs to the Navigation Deck and stood atop. Running to the port side, he looked below and saw the enemy ship. There were large open hole from where shot had blasted it apart or where the hatches to their own guns were wide open. Thatch grinned and took both of his flintlock pistols from his belt. Cocking the two hammers back, he aimed at two enemies who stood just inside, completely oblivious that they were in the open. Thatch waited for a telltale sign, the dying of a wind current that would undoubtedly blow his bullet of course. The wind died down, and he fired once, then twice. The bullets hit their marks, and two gunners fell dead to the ground with bullets to their heads. Thus, two cannon aboard the enemy ship fell silent.


"Never underestimate a Pirate... now, back to the helm." Thatch chuckled as he blew the smoke away from the barrels of his flintlocks.
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Re: Chapter One: A Crew of Disorderly Misfits

Post by Chef on Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:52 pm

Cecil loaded the gun quickly and aimed at the turret housing like the Captain had ordered.

"This time I won't miss," he said to himself as he lined up a perfect shot. "Say goodbye..."

Cecil it the fuse and the cannon exploded as the shot went sailing through the sky at the pirate ship. The shot went straight through one of the turret holds, smashing things to bits. It was quite a good shot and Cecil was proud of it. He loaded another shot and fired once more at the same area, hearing destruction coming from the ship.

"They'll have trouble shooting us for a while now!" Cecil yelled, whooping.

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