!!O+eQDn0BBx8 03/20/11(Sun)21:41 No.14309675|
The captain agrees, booming out orders to his men swiftly and competently, you are pleased to see. As the ship pulls away a great cry goes up from the thousands of slaves left behind, but the captain strides to the bow of the ship and shouts out in a thick accent, “Worry not friends and brothas! Know that ye shall be be free from the Archlords soon, and no mon will stand above hees fellows!” Likely magically enhanced considering the volume, but even that is not enough to be heard over the enormous roar of cheers that results from his proclamation. Were you wrong? The reputation you had heard in the streets was that, before becoming a captain he was a brutal, and famous, pit fighter with no regard for the life of others. To find out he has changed into some sort of freedom fighter... well, you suppose you could work with this, but you were hoping for a rival villain to your elf rather than a hero.
You will reserve judgement for now. Quickly giving orders to his fellows, the captain directs all the non-crew hands to be seen below decks and for full sails. Laden as the ship is, though, you know enough from your long life to know it will never outrun the naval ship bearing down. Turns out, though, that it didn’t need to. Curiously, the naval ship breaks off pursuit a few leagues out and returns to dock. None of the crew seems surprised, nor does the captain, and he gives commands to wheel around... back to the island of Kaza. Striking the black flag he used for the raid, he ensures all the slaves are below decks before raising- heh, that appears to be the standard of one of the so called archlords. Well now, maybe you weren’t wrong after all. Sailing past naval ships and land-based defenses alike without challenge, he orders the ship to make course to what appears to be a small inlet surrounded by warehouse and run down buildings.
Maybe this man, this Ugantu, will be of interest to you after all. And perhaps, just perhaps, of use as well.