Black Sails Chronicles, New Beginnings

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    "Snow, take this message to Captain Trinity, Blood Bay Black Sails Docks."

    "Captain Trinity, Please join me on the Misti Sea in two sunrises from now . Breakfast will be be waiting. We will continue to plan our course into the New Year as we sail into the New Lands."

    Duchess CatherineRose
    Governor of Dragomir Mori
    Pirate Queen of Black Sails

     
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    Will there be cookies?
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    Beginning new

    “Write it on your heart
    that every day is the best day in the year.
    He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
    who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

    Finish every day and be done with it.
    You have done what you could.
    Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
    Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
    begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
    to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

    This new day is too dear,
    with its hopes and invitations,
    to waste a moment on the yesterdays.”

    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

     
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    Have you ever known me to not make sure there is plenty to eat?
    Of course there will be cookies

    Even your favorite ones made with the recipe you kept from when we were children playing in the fields.
    I remember that you kept the recipe because the cookies were your brother's favorite.

    Over these many years since your brother was murdered by the Evil Obsidians we have made these cookies to remember his death.
    We have always made them when we have or about to have another battle.

    We will do so until his death is avenged.
    We will do so until peace is in all the lands once again.
     
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    Trinity, thank you for coming so promptly.

    As I said in the message was meant to be brought to me, but it did not arrive due the the fact
    the guard was killed in route to Blood Bay while the battle was raging.

    As you know Antax's Army have been allies in other battles including the one in New Heaven, the home of Antrax and his army.
    They were to again be our ally in the Blood Bay battle .


    A spy for our Black Sails had given the message to the guard to warn us that as
    Antrax was leading his army to battle with us that a strange purple mist had overtaken them.


    As the spy looked on with horror he saw one by one of each of the soldiers
    felled to the ground.
    Their bodies began to shake as if a great monster were picking each up and violently throwing each into the air.

    Upon falling to the ground they did not move from any position whether arms were out stretched or bent into grotesque shapes.
    All succumbed in like manner even the great Antrax himself as well.


    The next strange and frightening thing to happen was that each of the soldiers beginning with
    Antrax woke and stood up at attention as if in some kind of stupor or trance.


    Antrax then said

    We are to battle in Blood Bay.
    You will kill all living avatars except for any in our own army, Antax Army.
    You will kill all Pirates as well as all Obsidians.

    Let their blood reach from the edge of the cursed water's of Blood Bay across the battle ground
    until it flows and touches the mountains .
    Let no one escape your sword.

    Show no mercy.
     
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    It has been brought to my attention that Arkah EMPstrike has come to learn of cursed blood as well.
    He has returned to Caelestis Canton with many questions as to what the purple gas is and as to what the cursed blood is. He has written notes to the town's leaders and to the officers of of the state of Paxlair.

    I plan to contact these leaders as well because I now believe the answer to the purple mist and to the cursed blood is right before us.
    The evil Obsidians have again used the powerful knowledge they possess to
    continue their quest to control and then to destroy all of Novia.

    I contacted the Ordinis Mortis governor , @Minerva to request that all who are Allies band with us once again.
    Many days and nights ago Minerva showed me a city called Malus which is fortified with laboratories where some of the purple gas could be contained, along with the cursed blood, and studied.
    Arkah would be to best one to be in charge of this study. He not only could help find the answer so that the purple gas nor the cursed blood destroy the state of paxlair.
    We know it is just a matter of when, not if, the secret that the gas and blood water holds will be discovered. Malus would the next large battle ground .
    Yet neither the people of Ordinis Mortis nor the people of the state of Paxlair would be destroyed by these evil ones.


    Tomorrow when you return to Blood Bay please report to all the captains these new happenings.
    I think that this explains why Antrax and his army killed at every turn no matter who the person was. They killed the good and the evil. They indeed showed no mercy.

    However, our purpose will not be thwarted. Advise the captains to.
    repair their ships, bandage there wounded and bury the dead. Prepare your minds.

    We hear the Drums of War.


     
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    I will begin to stockpile bandages and healing potions for the upcoming confrontation. T'would be nice indeed if the Oracle would give us the power to form battle groups of 20, rather than the current 8.
     
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    Drya,

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

    You are indeed correct to suggest we add


    "would be nice indeed if the Oracle would give us the power to form battle groups of 20, rather than the current 8."

    to the battle plans.

    Please, all of you captains and allies alike as we plan strategies for coming skirmishes and battles

    make known your solutions to the problems we faced in our last battle.


     
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    Arkah washed his shirt again in the water and slipped on a thick tunic @John Gault loaned him before putting his shirt back on in hopes that the cursed blood seeping from his body would not show as much.

    He had just returned from a holiday dinner hosted at John’s house, at which John was abducted, leading to a stressful series of events that seemed to agitate the annoying curse Arkah had been plagued by. The blood was seeping from his body in such quantities that he had to wash his shirt every few minuites it seemed like.

    Arkah also noticed he had become more easily agitated. An inquisitive mind afforded him the self awareness to notice when he wasn’t being “normal”, in Arkah terms. His thoughts often wandered now as though being led away from whatever he was thinking about.

    Arkah returned to his lab in Ordinis Mortis and made a note of his suspicions. The curse could become stronger under emotional stress it seems. Was it his own blood seeping out of him? Why hasnt he bled out yet? And was the curse acceerating the effect of the Gases on Arkah’s mind? The blackbirds were begining to suicide-dive other wildlife in the area in thier enraged state.

    There was deffinately some research to be done. But first, plans must be made to move the containment area in Caelestis canton to a more remote location, before the entire city began to suffer enraging effects.
     
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    Violet watched her adopted sister fall to the ground, then the arrow pierced her own heart from behind and she felt herself fall.

    Death was painful but not permanent here for outlanders, and Violet had experienced the sensation before.

    What was new was the continued deaths with only seconds to breathe between dips in the nothing. Her sister faired no better. Captain Violet was now certain that locking Aslinne Gradh, her cook, in the safe room on the ship had been the right plan. Violet took another breath and finally spotted the almost hidden sniper in one of the ships crows nest. The archer was quickly and silently, except for the zing of the arrow as it landed in the torso of pirate and Obsidian alike, killing in one or two strikes all those on the beach. She felt a sword cut her in two before blanking out again. This time when she came to she knew to avoid the archer but a powerful mage cast a spell that felt like fire lapping at her feet, and out she went again.

    The day of battle passed this way. Each death taught her nothing of the attackers who had no mercy and no compassion with their deadly strikes. The corpses on the beach were piling up. Boris Mondragon's body had disappeared shortly after the start of battle. Violet and her sister continued to try to find out where Captain Mondragon's corpse had been taken and by who but nothing was clear and the green mist around the members of Antrax's Army added to the confusion.

    Then the Dragon appeared and everyone fled the flames of its breath. A few hearty, brave pirates began to fight back against the dragon but Antrax's Army circled the new battle and continued to kill everyone even as they fought to protect themselves from the dragon menace but avoided direct battle with the dragon themselves.

    A shudder went through Captain Violet Green and her blood ran cold as she finally grasped that Antrax's Army were actively killing pirates. Violet knew the battle was over for her and her ship's crew. It still took another long series of deaths as she made her way back to the Seabyrd, calling out to the crew as she drew closer.

    "All hands on deck. Raise the anchor! "

    And after several more deaths the last of what was left of Violet's crew scrambled onboard. Violet swung over the rail last, swearing as she was again felled by the the forgotten archer on the next ship's crows nest. She came back to life just as her sister Lily Bird stepped in front of Violet to shield her from the arrows. Lily's bow shone brightly and Violet heard the release of a stream of arrows directed at the crows nest next door. Violet wasted no time, she ran to the helm as the clunk of the anchor hit the deck. Her crew worked with the rhythm of sailors long adjusted to working together during a battle. They were fleeing a battle they could not possibly win and several other pirate ships also were heading to open sea. They were not persued.

    The Seabyrd had seen worse battles but not many and most of her crew were shaken by the brutality of what they had assumed to be their allies from previous battles. Violet kept the crew busy while she decided what to do next. Going back to Blood Bay did not seem like a prudent move. But leaving her allies to the deaths amid the confusion also felt wrong.

    In those terrible moments she remembered an old phrase "not my monkey, not my circus" and she knew what to do. There was nothing she could accomplish by returning to whatever was happening at Blood Bay. She set sail for Dragomir Mori.
     
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    Standing here on the shore of death as Blood Bay is crying the tears of the dead.
    Tears flowing to the sand forming the puddles of lost lives.

    Dancing has been replaced with sorrow.
    Oh, where are the dazzling smiles of sunshine?
    Where is the way. My eyes long for your face. We were together when we started.

    My heart longs for your touch. Where is your warmth?
    Where is the road we had chosen to follow?

    Come. Let us go home.

    Let us learn from the howling of the wind where the path should go.
    Look to the sky and look to the sea at the ancient mysteries written across the eons of time.

    I must find you before the clouds cover and hide the way.

    Stand still! Listen to the shout of silence.

    The whisper of your voice I must hear again.

    Stand still!

    Then ....we will know the way.

     
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    Lady Minerva, Governor of Ordinis Mortis

    @Minerva, your continued desire to help rid our land of the
    evil Obsidians and their allies is most welcome.

    As you know Arkah EMPstike has gone to Caelestic Canton to speak with the
    leaders of the state of Paxlair to conduct experiments on the
    mysterious purple gas as well as the cursed blood waters in the city of Blood Bay.

    As soon as he learns more answers about the properties of these and
    how they behave and how the Obsidians intend to use them in the powers to control all of
    Novia we will then know how to proceed toward luring the evil ones
    into Malus for their final destruction.

    It is advised that all the good Pirates and allies of Novia to ready themselves during this time for the largest battle Novia has ever seen. We must see peace return to our land.
    As soon as Arkah conducts more tests he will advise us as to his findings.
    Duchess CatherineRose
    Governor of Dragomir Mori



     
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    Arkah climbed down from a palm tree, his clothing smoldering a bit. He pulled the gas mask back down over his face and walked back twards the black ice enclosure, where blackbirds were now exploding and reanimating spontaneously. Some were briefly changing form for a moment before sqawking and returing to thier original form or flat out exploding.

    In his hand, Arkah had a flask with a condensed flourecent blue liquid inside it. His shirt began turning red as the cursed blood was wicked from his body again. He squeezed his sleeve like a sponge and let the blood run into the flask where it sank and settled to the bottom. He was now walking into the enclosure more carefully.

    The gas inside the enclosure was reacting violently. The grass around the enclosure was moving and reaching for the flask like small tentacles that would spontaneously change shape.

    “I need one of...mmmm these maybe,” Arkah opened a box labeled “samples” and pulled out a vial of unicorn blood. He poured it into the flask with the fluorescent mixture and swirled it around. Last time, without something to nullify the immense power the curse and condensed vapor together, an explosion threw arkah into the trees.

    The contents of the flask bubbled and changed bright green. The gas inside the enclosure stopped reacting!

    Arkah felt confident and downed the green potion happily with a gulp and a loud “Ahh!”. He smashed the empty flask against the ground, as was tge outlander’s custom.

    Arkah felt energized! He removed his bloody shirt and put on a clean one, and..... he wasnt bleeding!!!

    Arkah lept into the air, he felt so good! So strong! And even Much smarter! In fact, he felt more and more energized until....

    Arkah climbed down from the tree, smoldering, but a bit intrigued. The curse was gone, and he may have found something useful.

    Ironically, he would now need more cursed blood.
     
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    Captain Trinity, Captain Asti, Captain Violet Green, Captain Cyper Black, Captain Scooby Do,
    Captain Monkeysmack and Captain Stu as well as all other Pirates far and near.
    Please be ready to listen to the instructions of Captain Trinity in seven sun downs from now.
    She will deliver more plans for the coming days and months.

    There are more and more rumblings and rumors about the battle that took place a few weeks ago in the island city of Blood Bay.
    Word is spreading like a wild fire roaring and destroying all in its path. Some of the rumors are that the Obsidians are becoming more powerful and that the Pirates are running scared. Other rumors are that we will be beaten in the next war.
    Many are saying that the evil Obsidians have gone into underground maze like tunnels to prepare for war.
    We do know the next battle will take place in Malus.

    Others are saying that the cursed blood waters in Blood Bay have become more sinister and darker since so many died that day.
    Arkha EMPstrike and Professor Teeka are working feverishly in Celetis in his laboratory to learn the formulas of the purple and blue gases and cursed blood. He has learned that there is much evil done when just a small amount of the gas is breathed.
    When the gas is combined with the cursed blood water there seems to be an electric charge that is emitted.
    Not only does it cause strange visions to be seen but also brings about a rigid body as if death has taken hold of the affected one.
    Not only has he observed these happenings but inanimate objects are changing into living tissue.
    No matter how it touches one there is an immediate affect. When the person comes out or this rigid trance like state berserker actions take place which are uncontrollable and fierce, quite similar to a mad dog.​

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    Please join together for what may well be the greatest battle Novia has evern known.
    To prepare for this war we will have some mock sqirmishes and various battles within our Black Sails.
    These will take place in Blood Bay. Other fleets from all over Novia are being asked to join with us
    in order to ready our minds and bodies for all that is to come. You will soon receive information as to where these actions will take place.

    Snow,my white raven and Black, Peg's black raven, will bring each of you some parchment paper in
    order for you to place your name, your job on your ship, your experience level and how many years you have sailed the seas.
    Each of you will be assigned a specific job to fulfill.
    You will work together as a team at times and as an individual at other times.

    Be watching and waiting for Snow or Black to land with instructions as the time draws near.

    Ultimately these assignments will allow us to accomplish our goal:
    To rid Novia of all Obsidians in order to bring peace again.
     
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    "Snow, come to me!"
    "Take this message to Captain Trinity."

    Captain Trinity , all Black Sails captains and all who are also in preparation for the next battle.
    Enclosed you will find instructions for the Training Maneuver which will be held

    January 11 at 1:30 PM CST.

    Please sign your name on the parchment paper and return to me as quickly as possible.

    There will be specific duels in each of these areas: Swords, Polearms, Ranged, Bludgeons and Primarily Magic Users so make sure you each specify your primary weapon.


    We will train in this by fighting duels, by fighting as a team as well as in free for all style.
    We will build strength of our bodies by running, swimming , jumping as well as
    killing various monsters

    We will be preparing for the battle in Malus which is owned by Lady Minerva.

    Black Sails Training Maneuver
    Location: Blood Bay - Judges Watch
    Day: January 11, 2020
    Time: 1:30 PM (CST)
    Duchess CatherineRose
    Governor of Dragomir Mori
    Pirate Queen of the Black Sails Pirates
     
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    Strength will come in the doing!

     
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    No. No no no. NOOOOOOO!

    Guard, My Lady, someone, Anyone! Oh there you are My Lady and Captain Trinity.

    The most horrifying remembrance came to me this morning in my dreams.


    Where have you been? I was so terrified. Come with me.
    Come now to the place of memories. Hurry, we have so little time left.


    My Pirate Queen, Duchess CatherineRose, what is wrong. Where are we going?
    You are making it very difficult to keep up with you. Slow down please.
    Oh, ok , I will run faster but tell us, where are we going?


    Captain Trinity we must return to Blood Bay at once.
    When we were in battle there a few weeks ago
    I saw something which caused my heart to skip
    but then we were in the mist of the battle and I did not think of the sight again.


    Last night I dreamed again about the battle and the Black Sails Training Maneuver we had last week.
    I remembered again something that had caused my heart to fear. The purple mist.
    That purple mist that seemed to be slowly etching it's way around the island of Blood Bay.
    The purple mist that was growing and spreading during the battle seemed to be
    reaching with wicked and gnarled fingers into the swaying trees. It was slithering along the ground with green and evilness
    in eyes protruding from green sockets that had orange and purple slime flowing onto the ground.
    There in front of this "mist" this creature was a plant with many spikes all over it.
    It was hungrily swallowing the purple slime flowing from the purple mist.

    This must be the mist when it combined with the cursed blood caused the madness which over took
    Antrax and directed his actions that day to kill every one he came in contact with.
    It did not matter whether they were good or evil.
    Antrax and his army killed everyone he saw.
    No one was left standing.


    In my dream this morning all I could see for miles around was blood pouring from the wounds of our warriors.
    Their screams were deafening.
    Their cries beyond description.
    When I woke it was as if I were in the battle itself.

    No one was standing.
    All were dead.


    When Arkah fell into the cursed blood water he began taking samples of the water and of the mist in order to study these in his laboratory.
    The next day he had an understanding that the mist and the blood water when the they came in contact with each other
    would be the next item that the Evil Obsidians would need to destroy Novia.
    At that time he was heading to Celestis to study the mist and the cursed blood water in his laboratory.
    We must go back to Blood Bay where the mist and the blood water are.
    We must see if what I saw both times really happened or
    if it is just the dream of my weary mind.


    Captain Trinity, we stand here and we witness what could be the catalyst that will cause the greatest battle in all of Novia.
    Let's go to the Laboratory of Arkah in Celestis. I am sure he will have more information now about
    all he has learned through his study from the past month or so. Every time I dream with the intensity which they have been happening
    these few days now it has always meant the Obsidian power is gaining force.


    We must not tarry for drums of war and battle cries have once again begun.
    Sadness and terror, Captain Trinity, wells in my soul for there before us was the truth of what was dreamed.


    War is near!


     
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