Finally, after those scum have been put down like the dogs they are, you're anchored next to the marine ship.'Thank you, thank you, thank you!' The marine lieutenant says gratefully from his bed in the medical bay. 'If you gallant people hadn't have come when you did, we'd all be sinking to the bottom of the sea!' 'It was nothing, really.' You reply, toying with the pistol the pirate captain had, 'What could we do, just watch as courageous marines gave their lives up to disgusting degenerates like those?' What does this man take you for? Some sort of proto-pirate?'No, no, no, I refuse to just let you just say it was nothing, you deserve some sort of recompense!' He continues, propped up by a pillow. 'I know!' A sudden thought strikes him, 'That captain has to be worth something! How about we give him to you and you take in the bounty on his head!' God! This man really is generous, most marines would just thank you and sail off with the pirates, not offer to give them to you!>Why thank you, that's possible the nicest thing anyone's ever done for me! (take the pirate)>No, I simply can't take him from you, he took out your men and you deserve to bring his head in to the marine office. (refuse to take the bounty)>Other (Write in)
>>37431170>No, I simply can't take him from you, he took out your men and you deserve to bring his head in to the marine office. (refuse to take the bounty)Gotta get all the connections we can.Also Yolan what do you think about pic related for hucks image?
>>37431170>>No, I simply can't take him from you, he took out your men and you deserve to bring his head in to the marine office. (refuse to take the bounty)But also let's ask him if the Marines know where Kidd is supposed to be currently.
>>37431170>>Why thank you, that's possible the nicest thing anyone's ever done for me! (take the pirate)>>No, I simply can't take him from you, he took out your men and you deserve to bring his head in to the marine office. (refuse to take the bounty)"I'm not inclined to refuse generosity, but it doesn't seem right taking him from you after he offed your men....Don't suppose splitting the bounty's an option?"
>>37431170Man I love me some NEP ECE
>>37431272It's not about the bounty for marines, it's about the prestige and honour of taking down a pirate
>>37431202>>37431246>>37431272'No, absolutely not!' You say indignantly, rising out of your chair. 'I simply cannot do that.''Wh-why not?' he asks in confusion, face showing incredulity. 'B-but aren't you bounty hunters?''Yes, we are. But we can't just take a man that's killed so many of those under your command in good conscience. It'd be just like a pirate to do that.' You answer.'But that's not fair on you guys! You took him down and saved our lives! We can't, in good conscience, allow you to go off without even a small reward!' He cuts in, as indignant as you were mere seconds ago. 'Don't worry about it, friend, we've already got a pirate in our cargo hold that we're going to turn in, so losing this bounty doesn't really phase us.' You answer to waylay his fears. 'We took him when he was attacking his village, the ship we're using is actually his.''Oh! I guess that would explain the Jolly Roger! But how many people do you intend to save this week!?' He asks, clearly admiring you/>As many as I can, it's my job to take down pirates, after all>Save?! Why, I have no doubt that your men could've repelled the pirates in no time had we not showed up when we did!>Other (Write in)
>>37431551>>As many as I can, it's my job to take down pirates, after all
>>37431202That could definitely have been him from his pirate days!
>>37431551>As many as I can, it's my job to take down pirates, after all
>>37431551>As many as I can, it's my job to take down pirates, after all>There is however another way you can repay me.I need information on the local pirates
>>37431170>Why thank you, that's possible the nicest thing anyone's ever done for me! (take the pirate)is Huck allergic to money or something?
>>37431551"If I felt I was worthy of saving people, I'd try to become a Marine. I'm just trying to balance the scales, sir. Taking from them what they've taken from me and mine."
>>37431599>>37431592>>37431579Didn't Huck talk about how it wasn't his problem if the village gets overrun by pirates? What's with the miraculous change of heart?
>>37431579>>37431592>>37431599'As many as I possibly can, my friend!' You smile 'It is my job to take down pirates, after all''Why, I knew we had something in common! A dear wish to uphold the law! It's what sets us apart from the common people and rogues!'>'Exactly, friend!'>Common people, as if we're any better.>Nod and smile, but we're not any better.>Other (write in)'Say,' you interject, 'There is one way you could repay me...''Ah, finally! The hero asks for something to reward his hard work!' the lieutenant says, eye crinkling with a smile. 'What can I possible do for the man of the hour?!''It's not much, really, all I need is information on the pirates in the area. I feel the itch to take those mothersuckling bastards down!''If I didn't know any better, I'd call you a marine!' He says, a grin splitting his face.'If I didn't know any better, I'd call you a brother!' You reply a matching smile on your face. 'I didn't catch your name, by the way!' You comment, smacking your head with the palm of your hand. It's always like you, to forget your manners! I guess it dates back to your cut and run pirate days.'Lieutenant Thorpe, and who, might I ask, is my courageous savior?'>Huck Finn, at your service, Lieutenant!>Just Huck, no need for formalities between friends!>Huck Finn, famous bounty hunter.>Make up a name, you don't want to run the risk of him filing a report with your real name on it!>Other (Write in)
>>37431869What he says to other people and what he thinks to himself don't necessarily match.>>37431876>>Common people, as if we're any better.>>Just Huck, no need for formalities between friends!
>>37431876>Nod and smile, but we're not any better.>Huck Finn, at your service, Lieutenant!
>>37431876>Nod and smile, but we're not any better.>Just Huck, no need for formalities between friends!
>>37431876>>Nod and smile, but we're not any better.>Just Huck, no need for formalities between friends!
>>37431915>>37431981>>37431990>>37432082>>37432102'Just Huck, no need for formalities between friends, Thorpe!''Ah, I appear to be berated. John Thorpe, at your service!' This is a chipper man, you note, a good man. I wonder if the Justice he follows is Absolute or Moral?'Well, I'll leave you to getting better, my companion, Mia, is most probably gambling your boys out of their hard earned berrys!' You say, rising from your chair and moving to the door. 'Yes, though you might be our savior, I doubt my men would like their money taken out of their pockets!' John says from his bed, 'I've been telling the boys that gambling isn't a man's pursuit. But they just don't listen to me!'As you leave the medbay, you're met with the sight you had hoped you wouldn't see: the marines sat at a table with Mia.'Oh God' you say under your breath, moving your way to the table.'What have we here, stealing from marines?' You say, adopting a severe tone of voice.'Come now, Huck, you're years too young to be telling me off, especially when you have a host of vices yourself!' Mia says, 'I guess I should leave you guys to the rest of your money, it'd be rude to take it /all/, after all!' she continues, rising from her seat.'Where to now, captain?'>We're going to be giving these marines an escort to Fuka Island.>Off to Fuka Island, these boys can take care of themselves!>Other (write in)
>>37432221>We're going to be giving these marines an escort to Fuka Island.
>>37432221>We're going to be giving these marines an escort to Fuka Island.Going the same way anyway
Jesus where did everyone else go?
>>37432356Dunno. Hollow quest is having one of its occasional shitstorms over there. Maybe that's where the questers have gone?
>>37432389Ah.That'd explain it....
>>37432221>>We're going to be giving these marines an escort to Fuka Island.
>>37432234>>37432308>>37432450>>37432487'Where to? Fuka Island, we're going to be giving these marines an escort!' You say proudly, making an encompassing gesture with your hands.'Oh thank God''We won't get attacked again!''Even if we do, we can definitely defeat them!''Can one of you please tell the Lieutenant that we're going to be accompanying you? You say, gesturing to the marines.'Of course, I'll go right away!' One of the marines says, coming to his feet.'Good man,' you continue before looking to Mia. 'It's time we set off, it won't do good to be attacked by pirates thinking we're easy pickings!' 'Right, captain. I'll just bring my winnings and we'll go.'As she's collecting her winnings, a young marine comes up to you, 'Th-thank you!' he stammers, obviously happy that he's still alive 'W-without you we'd all be dead!' you can see the tears in his eyes are he says this.>Don't worry kid, you're not and that's all that matters.>Next time I won't be around, so make sure you get stronger.>You're a marine, boy, show some backbone.>Other (write in)
>>37432618>Don't worry kid, you're not and that's all that matters.>Next time I won't be around, so make sure you get stronger.>I bet'cha Mia can show you some tricks if ya ask her nicely
>>37432221>>Off to Fuka Island, these boys can take care of themselves!They should, if they can't they will be fish food sooner or later. We are not babysitters.
>>37432618>>Next time I won't be around, so make sure you get stronger.
>>37432618>Next time I won't be around, so make sure you get stronger.We can't codle the kid
>>37432836Forgot to name fag it up
>>37432851Why would you ever do that?
>>37432676>>37432688>>37432836'Next time we won't be around to save you, kid, so you've got to get stronger.' You say to him, eyes level with his. 'You need to get strong enough that nobody even thinks of becoming a pirate in these waters again.''Y-yes, sir! I will! I'll get strong enough that pirates will leave the South Blue alone all together!' He stutters.Damn, has this kid got a speech impediment or something?'Good, now we're setting off. It's best that your ship doesn't fall too far behind.' You continue, walking over to the gangplank between your ships.In no time, you're off! Sailing down the currents of the South Blue, directing your ship toward Fuka Island. It takes the better part of the day before you arrive in the docks of Fuka Village.You set off the gangplank onto the wooden planks of the docks, taking a moment to get your land legs back.'Come on, Mia, let's get the prisoner out of lock up and say our goodbyes to the lieutenant.' You say, turning toward your companion.'Right, captain.' She replies, going belowdecks to fetch him. She comes back up a couple of minutes later with the pirate slung limp over her shoulder.'Had to knock him out, eh?' You ask, eyeing her warily. There's a reason you don't mess with Mia.'Yeah, he was causing a ruckus so I had to knock him out.' She says nonchalantly, climbing down the gangplank with ease.'Where to now?'>Bounty Office, we're gonna cash in our first paycheck.>We're saying goodbye to the lieutenant then off to the bounty office.>We're gonna explore the town a bit.>Other (Write in)
>>37432618>>Don't worry kid, you're not and that's all that matters.>>Next time I won't be around, so make sure you get stronger.
>>37433088>>Bounty Office, we're gonna cash in our first paycheck.
>>37433088>We're saying goodbye to the lieutenant then off to the bounty office.
Damn, is there only three people left in the thread now?
>>37433441Heck if i know.I'm still here though if we're doing a headcount
>>37433441Lurking but can't post consistently
>>37433088>>We're saying goodbye to the lieutenant then off to the bounty office.>>37433441I'm lurking, but I'm doing something else as well elsewhere.
>>37433088>>Bounty Office, we're gonna cash in our first paycheck.See the lieutenant after we get our pay. Talk to him about the pirate activity around.
>>37433088>Bounty Office, we're gonna cash in our first paycheck.I don't think that MC should go in though, no idea if we are wanted or not, mebbe suggest to Mia to inquire about us at the bounty office?
>>37433120>>37433167>>37433586>>37433595'We're going to the lieutenant then it's off to the bounty office.' You reply, walking casually to the marine ship that's docked beside yours.'Huck!' Jack yells, coming down the gangplank to the shore. 'What're you doing here, I thought you were going to cash in your bounty then leave?' 'There was a question I wanted to ask you first, actually,' you reply, walking up to him and clasping his forearm. ' I need you to tell me about pirate activity in the area.''Ah, you're going to work yourself to death one of these days, my friend' Jack says regretfully, shaking his head.'Yes, but today's not the day!' you shoot back with, 'and neither's tomorrow, nor the next day!''Well, how can I argue with optimism like that?' he comments, walking with you off the docks. 'How about you come and see me in my office after you cash in the bounty and we'll talk more on pirate activity?'>Sure, sounds like a plan!>Nah, people to see, places to be, can't do that, friend.>Other (Write in)
>>37433725You were never a large enough threat to have a bounty placed on you.
>>37433741Good to know
>>37433727>Sure, sounds like a plan!
>>37433727>Sure, sounds like a plan!No point in rousing any suspicion with our new marine buddy, plus we can prolly score some useful info
>>37433773>>37433777>>37433791'Definitely, that sounds like a plan!' you say, stepping onto the cobbled stoned of Fuka Town.'Good, I'll be seeing you then!'As you part ways with your new friend, Mia comments 'Seems like an amiable chap, eh?' 'Yeah, he's a good man' You reply, making your way to the Marine Bounty Collection Office.'Ladies first,' you say, holding the door open for Mia.'Bastard, don't try and be chivalrous with me,' she replies, punching you in the arm.Ouch.'What can I do you two for?' A wizened old man asks from behind a desk.'Here to collect a bounty on this man.' You say, motioning for Mia to set him down. 'One by the name of Dergen, ring any bells?' 'Ah, Dergen the fleet foot. Glad someone finally put him down, he would've gotten troublesome after a few more months.' the man behind the counter says, reaching behind him to ring a bell. 'There's going to be a couple'a marines coming down in a second to take him off your hands. Just let me see what he's worth.' He continues, rifling through a drawer full of bounty posters.'Ah, here we are: Dergen the Fleet Foot, worth 5 million berry'5 Million! So the bastard was telling the truth!'Perfect, just what he told us he'd fetch.' Mia says, rubbing her shoulder as the man reaches behind him to count out the money.'Would you like this in gold or paper?' >Gold>Paper
>>37433947>>37433978>>37433985'Paper, thanks. Less chance of us getting robbed for it' you laugh.'Good decision, we don't have that much gold on us anyway' he replies matter-of-factly as he hands you a pile of money.Good thing I brought my duffle bag. You think to yourself, opening it up and stuffing the money in there.'Where to now, captain?' Mia asks as you exit the Bounty Collection Office.God, that seems to be her favourite line.>Shipyard, we need to sell the sloop and buy a new vessel.>We need better weapons, Ol' Rusty can't serve me forever, and you need to get yourself something to augment your fighting style.>Supplies, we need more food.>Supplies, we need some comforts of home.>Other (write in)
>>37434066>We need better weapons, Ol' Rusty can't serve me forever, and you need to get yourself something to augment your fighting style.
>>37434066>>We need better weapons, Ol' Rusty can't serve me forever, and you need to get yourself something to augment your fighting style.Might be an idea to get a couple of pistols for short range.
>>37434066B 5m - we buy everything
>>37434066>>Supplies, we need more food.Long voyage is long
>>37434117You have a pistol from when you left the village and you looted a pistol from the pirate captain you killed saving the marines.
>>37434066>Shipyard, we need to sell the sloop and buy a new vessel.maybe something a little more streamline with a few cabins and a brig for holding bounties.with whats left lets get something to augment Mia's combat prowess, rusty hasn't failed us yet i think its a little too early to be retiring him.still think we should probably go back to the village with the money. we should probably do the honorable thing and be true to our word.
>>37434117>>37434129>>37434136>>37434151>>37434162I might just stop tonight's quest here, if there's going to be three different answers for everything. I hope there's more playing next time I run it!
>>37434066>>37434151Do we have a sword? We should get a sword if we don't. We should also train up our melee. Just sniping won't get us far in the One Piece world.
Will finish for the night. You can catch my updates for the thread here: https://twitter.com/op_questIf you have any questions to ask, now will be the time to.
>>37434066>>We need better weapons, Ol' Rusty can't serve me forever, and you need to get yourself something to augment your fighting style.