Wealth, fame, power. Gold Roger the king of the pirates obtained this and everything else the world had to offer. And his dying words drove countless souls to the seas."You want my treasure? You can have it! I left everything I gathered together in one place. Now you just have to find it!"Well you tried finding all that. But all you ended up fighting was trouble.Rigami holds his ear which was almost shot completely off. He winces as blood trickles from it but just that much will not be able to stop a seasoned pirate, no way no how. He lets go and looks at his hand covered in sticky sanguine fluids and laughs."Ah you youngsters. All that youthful vigor and stamina. If I had that even now I could've taken this island myself. It's all wasted on you honestly."Without any warnings he stretches his arm out and arms pop up from the snake statue you're standing on. They grab your leg and hold you in place while a long, thin beam of paper shoots out at you. It spins around like a screw and goes through your chest before you could find a way to break free."And that's the end of-""OOOOOOOOOW! YOU BUTTHOLE!""But that pierced your-"Rigami can't finish his sentence as voices start reaching you from below. The amazons are starting to scatter as they see the two of you fighting. Seeing his chance slipping Rigami bites his lips and cuts a great chunk out of the mountain in an attempt to crush as many of the Kuja as he can. You start working on the drill like paper but you can't break free before he swipes with his hand, sending the great rock hurdling down."PERFUME FEMUR!"The rock explodes from just one of Hancocks kicks showing that no matter what happens you can't underestimate one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea. The Pirate Empress had so much momentum behind her attack that she didn't slow down one bit and made her way up to the top of the rocks with ease. With a tender kiss on her index finger she makes a pink, glowing heart which she stretches out until it's larger than herself. She aims it at Rigami who quickly shields his eyes and points two fingers on his left hand at her, whilst aiming two on the right at you. In turn you point Parley at him while raising Argent with the other to block whatever Hancock is about to fire. Looks like you have a good old fashioned standoff.>"Looks like we both want him. What do you say Hancock? Truce?">"Piss off Hammy! He's mine! Worry about your own guys!">It's unlikely you'll convince the Empress of anything. Just attack Rigami.>Other?
>>5054623>"Piss off Hammy! He's mine! Worry about your own guys!"
>>5054623>"Looks like we both want him. What do you say Hancock? Truce?""he tried to do something that would have hurt my crew, he's dead"
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>>5054623>"Piss off Hammy! He's mine! Worry about your own guys!"This is a private conversation between associates, we'll be with you in a moment.
>>5054623>>"Piss off Hammy! He's mine! Worry about your own guys!"I like the "Worry about your own guys" part of this one
>>5054623>>"Piss off Hammy! He's mine! Worry about your own guys!"Rigami's ability is neat
>>5054634It is very One piece, I'll give you that much for certain... Paper, paper really have no right in being this dangerous. Good first scene for the thread: Rigami is *dangerous* and Silver isn't human
Alright! Telling Hancock to piss off winsroll 3d10+4 for persuasionbest of 3, dc 20, crit 25>writingAlsoYeay! I managed to make a thread!
Rolled 7, 10, 10 + 4 = 31 (3d10 + 4)>>5054661
Rolled 2, 6, 3 + 4 = 15 (3d10 + 4)>>5054661let's hope I->>5054662holy fuck
>>5054662Well.I'll be damned.
Rolled 7, 9, 7 + 4 = 27 (3d10 + 4)>>5054661
>>5054662Starting off strong, I see.
>>5054662clearly silver isn't putting up with any weenies bullshit today.
>>5054662Damn, she is gone
You glare at Hancock."HEY! What do you think you're doing?""Silence! I've had enough of you! I decided I'll get rid of you once and for all! Prepare yourselves mongrel!"As she's shouting back at you Rigami takes look at the fleeing women down there and makes a more direct attack. He unleashes a tidalwave of paper which might as well be a sea of razorblades. Putting your sword away you attack with your now empty hand."SILENT BOMB!"The expanding bubble of sound blows away Rigamis attack and makes both of the people staring at you stop for a moment."He's mine! He endangered my men! Now piss off Hammy and worry about your guys! I won't lift another finger for them if you won't!"Hancock is appalled by your words. With this fresh reminder she now recalls the animosity you demonstrated towards her during your first meeting. But as much as she wants to teach you a lesson for daring to speak to her in such a manner she realizes that there is something going on between you and Rigami. And as much as it pains her, she knows you are right. She is the ruler and defender of this island first and foremost. She releases that heart shaped bubble and jumps down to ensure the evacuation goes off smoothly."Fine. It's better if you kill each other anyway.""Whew. Thanks for getting rid of her for me! I was almost worried there for a second!""Shut up! Melchahim!"Like a blazing star you erupt in flames, burning the pitiful hands grasping you as well as the spear which pierced your torso."Now I can crank up the heat!"You snap your finger and shoot out superheated beads of compressed, vibrating air. Rigami tries to create more of his thick shields but the scorching heat goes through them much easier than your regular attacks. He watches the black holes in his defensive walls expand rapidly, neglecting to pay attention to you. Jumping across the chasm you draw Argent from its hilt and the heat of your body enters the sword, making it glow bright orange."Silver Style! Crimson Maw!""Oh shi-"Rigami abandons his perch as you slice through his paper like a hot knife through butter. And good thing too. If this was on the ground and he hopped back he would've been hit by the wave of fire that shot out from where you cut the air. But now he has to deal with the fact that he's in the air when fighting a bat. You jump after him and spread your wings to take flight. As you get close to him however he dodges deftly. Only as you look up do you see that he created a pair of angelic wings on his back."Paperfold flight. Hahaha! Aerial mobility is trivial boy. Or did you think because it's special in Paradise it's special here? Naive! Paperfold Onyxgami!"Several throwing stars fly out from Rigamis jacket. You count seven of them and they are approaching fast. Each one is coated in armament haki so as much as it pains you they don't combust as soon as they get close. You manage to whack five of them away but the sixth slices through your shoulder cleanly.
That is the one downside of this form that you still haven't managed to rectify. From the wound an uncontrollable jet of flame shoots out. You feel yourself wasting steam so you turn off the transformation to give the wound time to close. Even flying would be ill advised now. That paper smarts."Ever seen paper up close boy? It's a funny thing that not many know. It looks smooth to you but the truth is that it's anything but. Thousands of little teeth serrate the edge of every sheet. Did you know that? This is why papercuts hurt like a bitch. Tiny little chainsaw, all of them. This paperfold technique of mine is my life's work. Took me decades to perfect it. You think a little fire is gonna stop me?"But despite his boasting Rigami ends up landing a few paces in front of you. While he can most certainly fly it's probably quite tiring moving all those papers in unison."Kek. Kekeke! Good! And here I thought you were just a weenie with big plans and no strength! Finally something fun!"You put away your weapons and charge him for some good old fisticuffs."Paperfold Onyx Chain!"He slams his hand down and haki coated chains of paper come up from the ground. He wants to tie you up. But these paper chains are twisted in a way that their edges shouldn't be a problem. You grab it and plan on pulling Rigami to you. However as you touch them the shape of the papers change and slice your palm up, cutting straight to the bone."Heh. Idiot. WHOA!"You grip the chains hard and pull with all your might. Running forward you throw a punch with the Silver Style and get a clean hit in. Rigamis face contorts as you send him into the base of one of the serpents. He protected himself with armament but he still took damage from the punch but not the landing. He spits up a glob of blood as he glares at you."You like to play rough huh you little brat? Fine! Time for daddy to get his belt! Paperfold Shikigami!"You stare in disbelief of what he's doing. The statue he was holding onto for balance starts to rumble. Thin sheets of stone fall away from the edifice as it's coming alive. One such sheet flies in your face. As you pull it away you feel that it has the texture of smooth stone. But it's unmistakably paper. He turned the mountain sized serpent statue into stone paper and is now controlling it."Welcome to the New World! Whelp.">RUN>KILL>Go after Rigami. You can't kill a mountain>Get help!>Other?
>>5054725>KILLTIME FOR DADDY TO GET HIS BELT INDEED
>>5054725>>Get help!Silver learned teamwork, didn't he?
>>5054725>>Go after Rigami. You can't kill a mountain (can't we?)I mean, we can't turn tail and run after literally telling the help to fuck right off...>>5054739That's a little nebulous mate, care to elaborate?
>>5054744To be fair that wasn't really "help" she was gonna fight you as much as him
>>5054744The 'family recipe'. Remember the move Eliza taught us?I think this may be the time to use it, since Silver managed to level up his Armament so he can use it without passing out.
>>5054748Armament Haki? Oh no no, no nonono. Not a good one, not at all. We do *not* want to tire us out/knock us out like that while there are still very angry amazonian bints who'd absolutely love to slit our throats if we over extend like that. Silver has many strenghts, that is not one of them so lets do what we're good at instead and use the fact that he needs to focus on controlling the snake and his own body against him
>>5054725>KILLAyy it's here.
>>5054753It's all well to think about the future, but right now Rigami's dropping a mountain-sized stone snake on us. If he can use the thing to defend and attack at the same time, we'd have to get through it anyway.Hancock just left to organize the evacuation, so right now the amazons' priority is getting out safely. Odds are pretty low that any of them would think of approaching the site of the battle and picking someone off.With all that in mind, I think we can and should cut loose here.
>>5054770Cut loose?YesDoing the thing we are the least good at?No, that's just daft
>>5054725>KILLTime to spank a mountain.
I went away for an extra ten minutes to make some cocoa and put the dindin in the oven and you guys decided to punch a mountain?Nice3d10+4 best of 3, dc 23, crit 26>writing
Rolled 4, 2, 6 + 4 = 16 (3d10 + 4)>>5054786DEATH TOO HERR MOUNTAIN
Rolled 8, 9, 2 + 4 = 23 (3d10 + 4)>>5054786lets go
Rolled 2, 10, 1 + 4 = 17 (3d10 + 4)>>5054786It's the big brain play, the last thing he'd expect!
Rolled 6, 7, 6 + 4 = 23 (3d10 + 4)>>5054786IT'S time!
>>5054790Mountain successfully spanked. Well done that man.
>>5054777Alright, if not that, do you have any other ideas for bypassing the giant snake?
>>5054790never mind, it worked out
>>5054794the vibroblade Argent trick, what was it we called it again? Should cut well and keep it from getting lodged into the mass of paper.
Well. One thing is pretty much clear. That big snake is going to be a problem. In front of you, the guy you want to beat the crap out of. Behind you, the kingdom of the Kujas. Between the two are you and a living mountain. There is no way around it. You need to get rid of that humongous weener. But how? As you're wondering about that you realize that it's right in front of you with its massive jaw agape and ready to bite down on you. As the mouth closes you have no choice but to try and stop it. One leg forward, one back and both arms raised up. That's how you attempt to hold the giant monster back. As you keep forcing its mouth open the mountain pushes you back, the one leg not in its mouth is digging quite a trench as it does.Several trees hit your back and get dragged under the belly of the beast. It hurts but it doesn't seem to do anything to slow the advance of the beast. It was a mistake looking behind your back but you were pushed too far and you started to worry. The walls of the city were approaching rapidly. You can not stop this thing. So there is only one thing you can do before it crushes the whole kingdom. You jump. Going up the snake follows your trajectory and it just barely misses the walls as it rears. But the cost of that maneuver was great. Before you can even morph your arms into wings the snake catches up with you and its great maw snaps shut around you. Back at the top of the mountain Rigami laughs."Haaah. Haaah! Serves you right. Now. Onto the women."But a loud, thundering sound can be heard. Like a muffled explosion. Boom. BOOM. It repeats louder and louder until the snakes head jerks around in tandem with it. Rigami looks up and tries to regain control of it but the snake is not responding. Or rather, it is being influenced by something else. The lips of the great statue crack as despite being paper they also carry the qualities of stone. Finally you manage to force the jaws of the monster open very slowly after you smacked the roof of its head and its cheeks several times. The jaw lost a lot of its integrity and the monster could not bring its full strength to bear. You jump out with your large, hulking hands and look back at Rigami. You give him a fat thumbs down to mock him. He looks displeased by this.Despite not being able to bite as good now the titan is still just as big and it starts thrashing around at its creators command, hitting you with the full weight of its body. But you have a plan. As it comes around you brace for impact and punch. Digging your fingers into the rock you latch onto it to get your bearings. Riding the snake like an enraged bull you start thinking."Well... this is a fine pickle! I hope this works."
You smack the snake with all your might. When using Dumahim the Silver Style becomes quite destructive, easily capable of demolishing buildings with a single hit. But this thing was bigger than a mere house. Still the fact that it jolts in the opposite direction and that its surface cracks a great bit means you're dealing damage. Just not enough. But it's enough to buy you a few seconds of time. Closing your eyes you focus intently, pushing your devil fruit power further. Right now it is concentrated in your arms. It stays there but you start to stretch it. It's quite taxing mentally. Only recently did you start to grow accustomed to having one active for longer periods of time and switching between them. Having two active at once is simply too much but you need it.Finally your legs change as you activate the Zephonim on top of the Dumahim. Both diminished a little but now they work in tandem. Strength and speed. With clawed feet you start running along the spine of the creature, bombarding it with blow after blow without any mercy or care. Rigami winces. He sees your approach but can't do anything about it. The snake he animated physically can not move now as a long chain of explosions go down its spine. He raises his hand to manipulate it, causing the skin of the beast to erupt in innumerable spikes that try to impale you but if your punches can damage the whole structure these puny little things don't stand a chance. You crush both them and everything else Rigami tries to throw in your path and as you finally reach the end of the creature where its tail disappears in the ground you jump off. Panting you look back at your work. The statue is shaking as if it was really alive before it starts to crumble.This was a big gamble indeed. If the captain of the Feelgood pirates can just freely do that again you are boned. But judging by his panting making that snake probably cost him as much as demolishing it cost you. Cracking your neck a few times you look him dead in the eye as your transformations fizzle out."Phew. Good hustle. Got another one in you?""H-How? How in blazes did you do that?"You spit on the ground."I never take the easy way out. That's how.""W-What?!""A'ight. Enough. I may be out of steam but these guys aren't."You draw Argent and Parley."You want to go the easy way or the hard way?"He tries to back off but he kicks a piece of rubble with his heel. He's afraid. But it's unlikely that he can get away."That depends. What are you planning to do with me?">You die. That's the way it is>I'm giving you to the Amazons. They can kick your butt in a way I can't>You pack your stuff and go. And you never show your face in Outer Heaven again>Other?
>>5054857>You die. That's the way it is
>>5054857>You pack your stuff and go. And you never show your face in Outer Heaven again
>>5054857>Other?We get you and your idiots back to Outer Heaven, from there I dont give a fuck what you do because while you were fucking stupid you did help with my boredom so that's worth a freebie. You used it though so if you fuck up again I'm breaking all your limbs and giving you to stitches for parts.
>>5054857>>You pack your stuff and go. And you never show your face in Outer Heaven again
>>5054857>You die. That's the way it isThis nigger was about to slaughter a whole town full of innocent women.Silver ain't no hero, but fuck this guy.
>>5054857>>You die. That's the way it is>>5054887yup, not too sure about letting an experienced and cruel pirate go like this. I could see it biting us down the road.
WowDidn't expect you to actually spare the dude like thatHuh>writing
>>5054702If we ever get a musician, it better be biker meatloaf from rocky horror picture show. Incidentally playing a burning hell bat has reminded me how much of a banger bat out of hell is https://youtu.be/x7ES7ueI7p0
>>5054924Hmmmmmm. I have two possible musicians in mind. And both could play this
>>5054924https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5iEjz8ToMAI was torn between this one and "Blood on my name" Been a while since I heard meatloaf mentioned tho
"We get you idiots back to Outer Heaven. I don't care what you do after that because at least you killed my boredom. But if I ever see you again I'm breaking you and give what's left to Stitches. Got that?""That's... fair.""Good."You pull the trigger on Parley and shoot a hole through his head. But instead of blood all that scatters around him is paper. The real Rigami walks out of the woods shocked."If you tried to run I was gonna shoot you.""Y-You knew it was a shikigami?""Duh. I'm a bat. And speaking of bat-"You take the butt of your rifle and just in case he tries something stupid you bash him over the head with it. You'll probably need a barrel of water or maybe some seastone as well. Lifting him over your shoulder you let out a heavy sigh and start walking. You feel tired after that. You want a hot shower, a good meal and your blankie. But dragging this guy to the Dauntless without flying will take time."This sucks.""That's enough.""And it keeps getting better... HEEEEY Hammy! How you doin'? It me! Listen can't we do this later? I'm kinda tired after all that so-""SILENCE! You think you can just set foot on our island, go on a rampage and leave as if nothing has happened? I was going to kill you. But for your crimes death would be too kind of a punishment. I'll have you locked up and feed pieces of your liver to Bacura until your freakish tenacity runs out!""Hey! I like a good rampage! But it wasn't me this time! It was this guy here! And I handled him already. See?"But your arguments fall on deaf ears as Hancock charges you. With a sigh you drop Rigami to brace for the incoming pounding when you hear a third voice approaching. It's the sister of the pirate empress throwing herself between her sister and you with her arms wide open."S-Stop!""Sandersonia? Get out of my way!""N-No!"Her heart is beating like crazy. Standing up to her sister seems to really scare her."I... I can't let you attack him!""Have you lost your mind?""D-Did you not see what he did? When the serpent came to life he was holding it back. He saved our sisters from the falling boulders just like you did! He was clearly protecting us from that other man!""That doesn't matter! He's an intruder and what's more, a man! You know our laws! He pays with his life!""L-Like the Straw Hat?""What's gotten into you?!"Oh good. Looks like they are arguing with each other. That green haired one really saved your bacon.>Now's my chance. Skedaddle!>Hey! What did I tell you? Don't be mean to your sister Hammy!>Other?
>>5054960>Hey! What did I tell you? Don't be mean to your sister Hammy!Family is important, you know.
>>5054960>Hey! What did I tell you? Don't be mean to your sister Hammy!https://youtu.be/sVxJ016xb4Q
>>5054960>>Hey! What did I tell you? Don't be mean to your sister Hammy!How dare she soil her title as the big sister? All big sisters must be the best for their siblings!
>>5054960>Hey! What did I tell you? Don't be mean to your sister Hammy!
>>5054960>>Hey! What did I tell you? Don't be mean to your sister Hammy!
>>5054955well that is an apropiate theme song for Silver if i ever heard one, has a raynes of castemere feel.
>>5054960>Hey! What did I tell you? Don't be mean to your sister Hammy!she's your sister, she's been with you through thick and thing you shoudn't get mad at each other for such a silly reason, hell i didn't know whe were coming to your island in the first place!"
>>5054960>Hey! What did I tell you? Don't be mean to your sister Hammy!Family's all you got, hambone.
>>5054985It is. Very fitting. Saved both songs just in caseI also have this which sounds very fitting even if not very pirateyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb2DlkQ4Cjk>>5054955Meatloaf! Ye-heeehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhgQQHOMIXQ&t=7s
>>5054985>>5054993I'm glad you like it! As for "not sounding to piratey", yea maybe. But it's a good little song, and that last verse is great. A home of breath and bone, or so they say.
This is gonna be a little weird with Rigami alive but it's still a good choice>writing>>5055006I meant the one I posted. It's more cowboy than pirate. But what are cowboys if not dry pirates?
>>5055010Yea, the wizard with a gun one. That's what I meant. Really liked the last verse on that one in particular.
>>5055017>Flashbacks to that cartoon movie where the good wizard straight up iced the bad guy with a triple rap with a .44
You could leave. The green haired girl just gave you a prime opportunity to do so. However!"OY!"You drop Rigami right where you stand and walk up to Hancock as you roll up your sleeves."Listen here Hambone! What did I say about not being mean to your family?!"You grab her by the collar of her frilly dress and yank the tall woman down so she's at your level. She's so shaken by your audacity she doesn't even kick your head off."How dare she soil her title as the big sister? All big sisters must be the best for their siblings! She's been with you through thick and thin and this is how you treat her?!""Y-You little!""Please! That's enough."You look away from the woman you've been shaking up until now as the old lady you saw earlier walks up. She looks quite exhausted. She must've run here all the way from the city with her stunty little legs."What are you doing here old hag?""Forgive me princess but I felt it necessary to come before you did something regrettable. Young man... I came to ask a question of you.""A'ight.""Are you the one who burned heaven?""You mean Mary Geoise? Yeah that was me.""I thought so. Forgive me but you don't exactly look like the pictures. Princess.You know how much I respect our laws. This man did break them. But tell me. Are you sure this is how you should be treating him? The Straw Hat boy struck one of the divine. But this one drew their blood. If anything you are more indebted to him than to the one you claim to love."Hancock avoids eye contact with the granny and her sister. Holy shit, she is ashamed! You let go of her clothes and she falls to her knees. She feels... humiliated. The only thing you're not certain of is if she's ashamed because she feels gratitude towards someone she hates like that, or because she treated someone she's indebted to like that. Whichever it is the granny needs to gently scold her for acting befitting of a princess."I'm so confused..."As you're scratching your head you hear shuffling behind you. Looking over your shoulder you see the younger sister standing quite close to you now."Hi.""H-Hi! You erm. Probably don't remember me, right?""Sandersonia, no?"She freezes."Yeah.""What do you want? And why did you jump in front of me like that?""I erm. It's nothing. I just wanted to erm. I wanted to thank you for what you did. Can't do that if you're dead right? Hehe. We read the news you see. We all know what you did. Everyone does. And I just wanted you to know that it was one of the happiest moments of my life when I read about what happened to those animals. So... thank you. I know it wasn't your intention but I feel like I owe you for that.""Yeah right. I didn't do it because of that.""Hmmmm. Yeah. Thought so."She smiles."But if it made you happy then I'm glad! Kekeke!"
>>5055045>+1 to Sandersonia RouteData noted and tables updated. Shipping chart at 15 percent capacity. More servitors being drafted for labor. Optimum pussy slaying status shall be maintained at all costs.
She blushes. And at that point you notice how her heart rate has not gone down in the slightest. Weird. Maybe it's the snake fruit doing things to her like how the bat fruit does to you. Whacky are these devil fruits."But erm. I just have one question. Why DID you go up there in the first place?""I told you. A fat man and a banana guy came at me after I killed three of them at Sabaody. They pissed me off. So I decided to climb the mountain and kill more for daring to hit me back. And while I was there I decided to free some slaves. It was all very sudden.""Just like that?""Yeap."She reaches for her own shoulder and grabs it tightly. The mark on her back must be throbbing right now."I... I can't believe it.""But it's true.""No. It's not that I don't believe it. I can't. All these years I lived fearing them. Do you know what it's like waking up every day dreading that you wake up in chains, back in a cage you escaped years ago?""Yeah...""I can't even imagine standing up to those monsters. I must admit I envy that in you. But enough about that. Thank you! Once again. Now erm. Why are you exactly here? More importantly how did you reach the island?"You kick Rigami in the side as he's lying on the ground."This guy stuck a vivre card on your ship. Or I guess it was his paper devil fruit power. He knew where your ship was. But they are a bunch of weenies who couldn't come here so they hired us as muscle. They wanted the island for themselves because they thought they could retire here. I was okay with that. Until they messed up, endangered my crew and this idiot started attacking people randomly. Buncha weenies. But don't worry we're leaving now and I'll take this guy with me. But erm. I would look over your ship if I were you. I think he said they hid it in the sails? But I'm not certain.""Yes. That. You see normally outsiders are not welcome. And men are killed if they dare to set foot on the island. But we made exceptions before. I think we can do that a gain. If you really promise to leave. Right Sister?""Just... go. Get out!""Finally you came to your senses! A'ight. See ya!""W-Wait!""Hmmmm?""Erm. I ... I'll go with you. To make sure you do leave the island! I-If that is okay with you.">Eh. Sure. Why not?>Nah no need. We can leave on our own>Other?
>>5055078>>Eh. Sure. Why not?
>>5055078>Eh. Sure. Why not?
>>5055078>Eh. Sure. Why not?As ya like.
>>5055078>>Eh. Sure. Why not?And make sure to invite them next time we go Tiger Fishing... If the world ever decides to hand us another golden once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
don't forget to invite them to outer heaven
"Eh. Why not? Do as you like." She's overjoyed from hearing this and as you pick up the unconscious pirate she starts guiding you to the beach you docked at. It's much easier to navigate the island with a tourguide and so you get to the Dauntless in no time. Will and the girls are already there and waiting for you."Finally! The idiot is here! Let's signal Murray and get out of he- Silver! Green bitch! Behind you!""Relax Hook. She's not an enemy. What happened to you guys? Where are your capes?""Ask those idiots we rescued! The bumbling oafs got spotted right after the boy unlocked their cage! We ditched those awful things because they kept getting stuck on everything as we fought!""We told you we're sorry okay? Now can we get to our ship already? And where is the captain?"The dwarf is looking around in search of his leader."Here."You toss him on the ground."He misbehaved. Now get on my ship. I don't trust you enough to let you sail on your own. We're taking you back to Outer Heaven but that's it. After that I want you all to get out.""Bastard! You can't do that! Come here I'll kick your ass!""If you want to end up like him go ahead. Otherwise shut up. Should've behaved if you didn't want to loose boat rights! And if I hear one more word I'm killing you all. Starting with him."Knowing they are outnumbered and outgunned the Feelgoods obey and take their wounded captain into their care. Naturally you keep a close eye on them to make sure they don't get any funny ideas. Meanwhile Sandersonia is looking at all the scantily clad women at the beach quite nervously."Erm. So you are all his crewmates?""Hmmmm? What's that to you creep?""N-Nothing. I was just wondering if there was a reason he surrounds himself with half naked women all the time.""Who? Silver? You mean he and-"The girls look at each other."PFFFFFFFT HAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAH! Good one!""Heh. Yeah.""Wait. You mean to tell me... It's like that?""It's like that.""Oh. Oooooh. You poor thing!"Will looks up after hearing that."What did you just say Marcy? Are you feeling for someone? WHAT?""Of course I feel sorry for this idiot! Look at her! She doesn't know what she got herself into. Wow! Poor girl."After signaling Jaws to raise the ship you kicked all the Feelgoods onboard and went back to the others."Alright. Get on. Don't want to stay here another minute. I feel like they don't like us here. And Snakey.""Huh? M-Me?""Tell Hamhog that you're all free to come to Outer Heaven if you calm down and promise to behave.""What's that?""My island. I built it in the New World. Trust me, it's fun!"
And this is where I end things for today. Can't stay up for another hour sadly. My left eye is throbbing already. I'm also hesitant about a few things right now. I'll need to sleep on them. Anyway I hope the thread was to your liking. We'll continue sometime next weekSee you! And have a nice day!
>>5055142Thanks for running. Had a blast and hope you did too
>>5055142Hells yes it was "to my liking", thanks for running Spooks! And sleep wellPoor, poor, little Sonia... But at least she has better taste in men then her idiot sister.
>>5055142Run very much appreciated my man. Stay safe and stay healthy.
How does Silver still not know what sex is despite personally overseeing a den of sin and involving himself with any conflict that happens?
>>5055312Well no one has had "the talk" with him and despite undoubtedly having to deal with literal whores, there usually is no reason to get into the nitty gritty of sex in casual conversation in such a way that is useful and informative. It's not like Silver is asking them what they mean by "He wanted a shivery spittoon but he couldn't even last five minutes into the hangman's twiddle.". Sex slang can be utterly incomprehensible if you don't have a foundation to build on or prior explanation. Like how kids hear "getting head" and they think someone is walking around with a severed head in their hands. Far as Silver's concerned it's probably just a matter of thinking they go behind closed doors and play a very rousing game of twister or something. How else would they get so sweaty and do all that noisy screaming? Also he's borderline retarded, so.
>>5055312Well he's not the manager of the whores. He just owns the place that happens to be full of them. Not like he cares about the nitty gritty anyway.He may hera what goes on but all he knows that all that grunting is "pleasure". For all he knows it could be a very serious biatdgame, an intense wrestling match or anything else.Doesn't help that he doesn't know what sex organs are. The weener is for peeing and hitting for bonus damage. Doesn't know why boobs are and has NO clue what's between a girls legs. I can't recall off the top of my head if I wrote him hitting women between the legs because he thinks they too have balls but I sure as hell wanted to
>>5055610To be fair, a cuntpunt does actually score bonus damage, so he probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
>>5055610>can't recall off the top of my head if I wrote him hitting women between the legs because he thinks they too have balls but I sure as hell wanted toI don't remember ever reading something like that. But I don't think it would be as funny as a man getting cherry tapped, because there's an element of emasculation there. Now if you punched a woman in the tit so hard the milk spurted out...
>>5055610Wait wasn't there a joke with big sis where Silver knows what women got because he goes where he pleases on his ship?
>>5055620Oh yeah you're right! I forgorWell even in that case all he'd see is that they are freaks that don't have a good ol' dick and ballsAnd he doesn't care enough to start asking questions. And everyone else makes sure he doesn't figure it out because Silver + Sex would be a dangerous combination at the best of times
>>5055632sounds like its time for you to reread the quest top to bottom
>>5056210Oh be nice, it's quite literally impossible to remember every single joke and offhand comment so far and Spooks has done a nothing short of excellent job keeping things consistent and flowing well. That said, it is a good read.
Remember when that one dude proposed the next crewmate just being some dude who really and I mean really good at card tricks, so Sliver forcefully recruits them aboard even though they literally can only do card tricks and other sleight of hand tricks? Yeah I still think about them, and I think we need them because1. We need someone who doesn’t immediately lose all of the spaghetti from their pockets the second they try to do negotiations2. If I know this crew well enough they’ll eat magic up like rice, we don’t have an entertainer (unless you count William and Marauder) and how are we a full pirate crew without one? And seeing someone try and keep it together in the face of some of the strongest people on the planet will entertain us as well3. We always need more weird Uncles/Dads on the ship(we’re in a dangerously low supply for a one piece quest)+If we ever need them to protect themselves, we can just give them a gun.
>>5056559The cards thing has kinda been referenced twice, once with Lyda and the other with Rigami, not exactly what you are asking for.
>>5056574He's referencing a character idea that was tossed around in a thread onceJust a regular dude. No combat techniques, no magic abilities, nothing. Just a guy who is mildly competent at card tricks and only thatThe thing I'm more confused about is the lack of dads/uncles. You got two uncles already and an uncle with tits! How many more does he want? Anons lust is insatiable!
>>5056580He’s just some dude! Sailing the blues facing off against the most powerful things ever. What’s not to love about that.Also, I demand mORE DAMMIT! A MEASLY THREE DADS/UNCLES IS NOT ENOUGH AND WE BOTH KNOW IT!!!
>>5056580>>5056596I do remember that, but the joke has been done already so is there much point in getting that character now?Plenty of archetypes can fill those roles you are asking.
>>5056597You see, he starts as a joke character(like many do) but later on (probably after their first battle) they go from “Haha little funny fish out of water man” to “Haha little funn-is that a gun?*bang*” You know, like Usopp and Buggy. They were joke characters before becoming the twin dragon gods of the blue.
>>5056629Well I guess a more accurate estimate on how I want them to go it from “The poor man’s Grunkle Stan“ to “He’s trying to bury all of the bodies he killed today. There’s not enough land on the island for him to bury them all. He started to cry half way though.”
>>5055632>And everyone else makes sure he doesn't figure it out because Silver + Sex would be a dangerous combination at the best of times>the crew's collective face when some random skank/twink is trying to seduce Silver and they shut their asses down with the "He can and will violate every hole you have out of both curiosity and a rampant uncontrollable sense of adventure and with the force he would use you would not survive the attempt."
>>5056596No! Silver is not Flashman, we need sisters not dads!
So it looks like I'll be able to run on Wednesday.I guess I'll see you guys tomorrow at the usual time
"An island?""Looks like your isolation has its drawbacks. We built a floating city near the base of the Red Line."Hagetake explains."It is a haven of lawlessness where all are welcome, even the World Government. But nobodies authority is acknowledge.""A place where the government holds no power?"Sandersonia grips her own shoulder painfully."Please tell me. How... how much is true about what they say? About what happened at Mary Geoise?""Don't believe everything you read in the news miss!"Ann steps up to the giant woman."They have a terrible habit of censoring or exaggerating the truth.""I see. I should've known. Maybe it was all-""Sure, we went there. And there was a lot of bloodshed, that much is true. Plus we can't ignore the freed slaves. But it almost ended in a disaster. It was by pure luck that we got out of there as free as we did."So it was all true after all. Deep down she thought it was nothing but fantasy. She was never more glad to be wrong. He's indeed an avenging angel, a fearless warrior who'll tackle even the gods head on to earn retribution for those who were wronged! He-"Hey. Hey Juliet!"Marcella snapped her fingers."Your crush is busy choking to death on a whole coconut. Heh.""OH NO!""It's okay I got it."William walks up and kicks you in the throat in order to crush the invasive fruit."BLEH! Thanks Bullseye! You saved my life!"As this unfolds Sandersonia sighs with relief."Thank god!"She then continues to looking at you from afar, letting out a dreamy sigh on occasion."Y'know you are allowed to talk to him widehead.""Oh. Oh no. I wouldn't. I'm... I'm okay like this. It's better anyway. Don't want to make a mess. I mean we are both pirates in different crews. Not to mention he's a man and well... I'm a woman. We're completely different. It'd never work out.""Wait. Do you not know- Oh my god! Your brain is almost as smooth as his!"Marcella squeals before kicking the giant amazon in the ass."GET IN THERE!""OW! Erm-"Sandersonia looks down at you."H-Hello!""We already met.""I-I know. Hehe! So you're leaving. Right?""Yeap. Don't want to make a bigger mess. This was all a big misunderstanding. Tell Hammock if she wants me to pay for the statue she can come to Outer Heaven with the bill."You adjust your hat and look at the snake lady. But all she does is standing there with her arms tucked behind her back with an awkward smile on her face.>Anyway, thanks for the help. You're okay in my book. (say goodbye)>By the way. You guys said some interesting stuff. Mind if I ask some questions?>Other?
>>5057954>By the way. You guys said some interesting stuff. Mind if I ask some questions?
>>5057954>By the way. You guys said some interesting stuff. Mind if I ask some questions?>You're pretty big, kinda like shirahoshi! Have you two met?
>>5057981You're a shit-stirrer. I like that.+1
>>5057954>>Anyway, thanks for the help. You're okay in my book. (say goodbye)
>>5057954>>By the way. You guys said some interesting stuff. Mind if I ask some questions?
>>5057981WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?!>writing
>>5058002what can i say, spooks? i love stirring shit.
You look at the giant girl intently because she said some interesting things before but you're not sure how to ask her about it."I-Is there something on my face?""Oh sorry. I wanted to ask something but got lost in thought. You're pretty big.""I-I'm pretty?!""Yeah. Pretty big. And you're also pretty long when using your fruit. Hmmmm. Do you happen to know Shirahoshi? Are you two friends?""W-Who?!"You hear the sound of glass shattering somewhere but can't quite put your finger on it."Shirahoshi. Mermaid Princess? Lives in Fish-man Island? Ring a bell?""I... haven't had... the fortune...""Hmmm. Surprising. You remind me a lot of her. Big. Long. Girl. Pretty. Likable."Sandersonia releases her clutched fists as her head quickly turns a deep shade of red."Anyway I remember what I wanted to ask! You guys said about Goofy being here! What the hell was that about?! How is he here? And where is he now?""Goofy? Oh. Do you mean the pirate Straw Hat Luffy? You're his friend?! If so I'm sure we can easily convince sister to-""I hate that guy!"You hear another glass shattering. Seriously, who keeps bringing mirrors to the beach?"I... I see! Heh. Heheheeeeeee. Well he showed up one day. He claims Bartholomew Kuma sent him flying here. As the law dictates we tried to execute him. It didn't turn out well. Marigold and I fought him but he proved a challenge. But at the end he protected my, our secret from being found out. Then Hancock learned he punched one of the Celestial Dragons and that he... hates you... I forgot he said that. Sister apparently caught a sickness which made her have a high opinion of him. Though I think she just admires him.""Yo. You fought Goofy? That's rad! Did you win?""I uh. I almost fell into a chasm and my cape got set on fire. He jumped on my back to cover it. I don't know if we would've won, he started turning the tide by the end. It was really surprising. But after the war of Marineford he was different. He lost his sibling. I... don't want to imagine what his pain must've felt like. And I shouldn't say this but he's currently training with the Dark King Rayleigh on some island. Where I can't tell. Not even to you.""WHAT?! THAT CHEATING LITTLE! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! Fine! If he wants to play dirty he can! I'll just kick his ass the normal way! I don't need to do some weenie training for two years! I can get stronger the regular way! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!"You try to rationalize it but the fact that he has the audacity to do this is pissing you off. That's blatant cheating! He's disregarding the rules of the game!
"Alright Silver calm down. Calm down! Phew. Yeah. Thanks for telling me that!""N-Not to be nitpicky but what's wrong with wanting to grow stronger?""Nothing! But you're not given power! You earn it! Them's the rules! He's cheating by asking for help! I knew he was a weenie! I'll show him! When he shows his face in Outer Heaven I'll kick his butt back to Paradise THROUGH the Red Line! Hmph!"Sandersonia grabs her arm and looks away from you."Hey. Now that I answered your question, may I ask one?"You nod."You said that everyone is allowed there. In Outer Heaven. Right? By any chance... would someone with the dragons mark be also accepted there?"You think about this for a moment."What are you stupid? You forgot I have this didn't you?"Without hesitation you show her the back of your hand where the scar can still be perfectly made out."Kekeke! Half the people there are former slaves! You could bare your back and nobody would care! Well. Not like you have to hide it for much longer anyway.""What do you mean?""Because when the world becomes mine there won't be anymore dragons!"The words leaving your mouth were nothing short of lunacy, no, blasphemy. It goes against the very nature of the world. And yet it's because of this that your words were the sweetest nothings she has ever heard. It was too much. Steam shot out through her ears and she fell backwards."OY! Are you okay?"You start fanning her and she raises a week thumb upwards."Phew. You really should see a doctor. If I'd do half the stuff you're doing now Stitches would chain me to a bed and forcefeed me chicken soup.">Anyway wanna come and see?>Want me to escort you back home?>Anyway. I hope to see you again. Please tell your sister that I'm sorry!>Other?
>>5058028>>Anyway wanna come and see?
>>5058028>Anyway wanna come and see?
>>5058028>Want me to escort you back home?We take her and the poor girl would probably have a heart attack. Best be a gentleman and take her home.We are, after all, a proper anarchistic pirate bastard.
Also for reference im >>5057986Gotta sneak and do this on my phone at work so I can make a live session.
Whelp the flag got triggered, now I want to throughly crush the strawhats at Oden, break their beliefs and give luffy and Co a bigger blow then even when ace died. These clowns have been coasting far far too long on plot armor and they NEED a reality check that chasing a dead man's legacy does not a pirate king make, that weenies relying on weenies who hide and give up on the world do not a pirate king make, that fate is only for the weak and dumb.
>>5058049Slow down jack, this is Looney Tunes rivalry not "You dirty and quite literal Motherfucker" rivalry.We're beating them at dodgeball not breaking their kneecaps.
So it looks like you will extend a more... personal invite to her>writing
>>5058053Nah even looney tunes gets grim ad dark with it's shit sometimes, and these clowns learned literally nothing from the last time.
>>5058058luffy's a rival not an enemy, chill, nigga, chill
Does anyone else get kinda DC Joker Vibes from Silver sometimes?
>>5058073The one from the original movie if I was being pressed to make a choice yeah.He's still gonna kill you, but he will make it funny in a sociopathic kind of way and he's not an edgy bitch. He's still got class.
>>5058049Calm thine mammaries. I agree, to an extent and am no fan of Luffy or his quasi chosen one story but this isnt the place, we dont do People in like that without very good reason, and goofy aint it.Besides he wants to be some pirate king, who cares, we want to be Silver.
"Anyway, I see you're interested in the place. Wanna come with us? I'll tell Toxin to prep some chicken soup for you.""W-What?""The ship. We have a kitchen in it. He'll make you some nice soup. I'll even ask him to leave the poison out just this once.""No the other one.""Wanna come with us?""R-Really?! That's the one thing I- I- I-"She starts repeating herself as she's deeply lost in thought."Can't. I'm sorry. I am the right hand of Hancock. I am an officer of the Kuja Pirates. I have a duty to her and the kingdom. I can't abandon my post.""Why? She treats you and everyone else like dirt.""You don't know her. It's... it's all a coping mechanism. She had the worst of it among us by far. And if that wasn't enough she shoulders the responsibility of queen as well. I can't do this to her.""That's not an excuse.""I know. But she's been much nicer now. And it's not like I can betray her if that wasn't the case. Family you know?""No. I don't. I chose mine and they are great. But you're a good sister. Better than what a meanie like Hammock deserves."You turn into a bat to fly up and pat her on the head before returning to the ground."ALRIGHT EVERYONE! Let's get out of here before the amazons change their mind and hunt us down! To the Dauntless!"After calling for the ship to surface you all board it and force the Feelgoods to get on as well. You waved Sandersonia goodbye but she seemed pretty out of it as she didn't wave back. Then after putting the other pirate group in their place because they asked too many questions like "What did you do to our captain" or "Why are we leaving" you get the others to their positions. The Dauntless transforms and spreads her wings because you're NOT dealing with the Calm Belts shit again and you have lift-off. The Feelgoods are loosing their mind over the fact that you're flying and demand to know why you didn't use that before. It's because they couldn't fly.After rather easily leaving the Calm Belt you make your way back to Outer Heaven which takes a couple days, including a stop at Sabaody for coating.A quick dive and a resurfacing later you're back home with Rigami in a seastone cuff that you "borrowed" from the marines that you've been raiding recently. His men are less than thrilled by this but they should calm down soon."There. No more cuffs. Alright. Off you go. If you cause any trouble or get in my sight again, we're killing ya.""Don't worry chief. I'm not about to challenge the guy that punched a mountain into dust again. But pray tell, how do you expect us to get out of your sight if you left our ship in the Calm Fucking Belt?""That sounds like a "you" problem bud. Buh-bye!"
>>5058096 But pray tell, how do you expect us to get out of your sight if you left our ship in the Calm Fucking Belt?"I'm sure there's a shipright or two in this place. We got whorehouses and you all got holes, you'll figure something out.
>>5058098I don't think building a model ship in their booty would be able to float them all to another island.
After sending them on their way you lean back in your favorite couch as your underlings approach you."Ah Pascia! Dias! What's good?""Marines caught news of your absence. They came knocking. Apparently they thought just because you're not here the cannons don't work and the crabs don't bite. It was still a pretty scary situation boss. So please don't leave for a while okay?""Damn Dias. Anyone ever tell you that you're annoying? Anyway what do you have for me Pascia?""Right away. I compiled everything into a list. It's mainly routine. Just some complaints from the shops, a few demands from guests who think they can squeeze something out of you. But we also had a few requests for meeting. I highlighted the ones you may want to look at. The rest are just nobodies.""Oooooooh! Guests! Let's see."A huge problem with such an open operation is that everyone will try to get a meeting with the boss, even people who are not involved in any way. Guests trying to pay their respect is fine, but bastards who show up because they think they can take a piece of the pie are annoying. Rigami is living proof of that. Because of this a system was devised by your dutiful secretaries that make running the day-to-day business of the city easier for them and for you as well. There are three types of meetings that get pushed to the top of the list, each color coded differently. It's not uncommon to get one but this time it's different. It's two. Rigami may have killed your boredom but that's going to look like nothing more than an appetizer soon.Yellow is the color of gold. It means tribute. Many people come bearing gifts to you, hoping that they earn your favor this way so they can say they are "friends with Cavalier Silver". It doesn't work like that naturally. But you are happy to take the gifts. Especially since many now know that you can't be bribed so what tributes do come are bound to be interesting.Blue is perhaps the juiciest of them all and the one that comes up the least. It denotes none other than the Marines. The doors of the place are open for everyone, including them. As long as they behave that is. The Government would have you believe no self respecting marine would collude with pirates. This is a blatant lie everywhere but especially here. There are things in Outer Heaven you can't find in some scruffy barracks so many enjoy their leaves here. But few have the balls to have an audience with you. Blue is just for that.And Red. The most common one. It's simple. Pirate. But not just any pirate. The creme of the crop. Rigami would've been this if he did things more properly. And this is the one that's not on the list now."Whew!""Who shall I bring first?">Yellow>Blue>Other?
>>5058103>>YellowGifts are nice
>>5058103>BlueI'm interested to see just what the fuck these government dogs think will catch our attention.
>>5058103>BlueDont get me wrong, everyone likes a good bribe but im More interested in The massive brass balls this marine must be lugging around, and what that may entail
>>5058103>BlueWell well well, what do the seagulls want with us?
Oooops. I forgot to post this but I started writing a while ago.Erm... prepare for update soon
"A marine? That's always fun! The gifts can wait. Bring him here!""At once."She makes her way to a table where you see something huge. Ah, she must be telling the tribute guys that they have to wait a bit more. But wait. Why is it moving?"The captain will see you now!"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBhbmwpfWk0What you assumed to be a large bag of valuables turns out to be a single person. He stands up and makes the poor dancer look like she's just a plastic doll. It really does look like that his thumb is bigger than her. With each step he makes the ground shake a little. But the thing that's most striking is his face. As he makes his way up the stairs the others stare at him to try and figure out what makes him look so odd. Despite his arms being very hairy his face is actually quite smooth safe for one spot. His eyebrows are thick and extend to the sides, making a pair of sideburns before conjoining into a beard on his chin. He finally reaches the top and looks down at you. Up close you see that he's twice as big as Jaws and twice as wide too."Hello, little boy."He speaks."Bear."You lean forward in your sofa as you look in his eyes."You know this guy Silver? He doesn't ring a bell to me."Murray is scratching his head."How long has it been?""Many long years. Boy grew big. Grew up strong."You take a bottle of rum on the table and chug back a handful of it."Argh! It's Silver now. You better remember that. Now spill what you want. But first, let me introduce you to my friends. Bear, these are the Silver Pirates. Everyone, Bear Killgrew."
And that is as far as I can keep going. Got work tomorrow.But I should be able to run properly on Saturday next. Then if I recall correctly the week after that I'll have a longer weekend. So I'll be able to squeeze in even moreWell, I'll see you guys then.Have a nice day!
>>5058127Oh shit me biscuits.
>>5058127What a ballsy man to show up at Silver's door
>>5058127Ho shit what does Mary's dad want?
>>5058135Maybe to come clean why he did such a shit job as a marine when Silver was a slave?Maybe hes just pissed Silvers actions drove his daughter to train under Luci?Maybe its just a work visit and higherups thought he as a familiar face would have a better chance to get us?
>>5058135Something to do with Mary most likely.
>>5058127Oh damm it's "Kuma 2: Ursen boogaloo"
>wrote the OP for tomorrow at work>wrote an omake as well>Didn't upliad it on my phone>mfw
>>5059683skeleman's don't make the best skeleplans
>>5059683sorry to hear that, best of luck with breaking into your workplace to recover it>>5059709word
Bear fucking Killgrew. Father of Mary, husband of Caroline Killgrew. And full time marine. He always looked scary to you but now after all this time you can comprehend strength and know he has it. Guess you should call yourself lucky. If he or his wife were present that day your plan wouldn't have gotten far."Hmmmm very well. Nice place this.""Yes. I worked hard on it. Anyway how's the wife Bear?""Good. She not here. She doesn't know. If she did. She kill me. But now..."He clears his throat."I want apology.""I'm not apologizing.""Not you, me. I am sorry."That's... odd. You did not expect this from him. Granted, you did not expect much of anything. Out of everyone on that accursed island only two people tried to stay as far away from you as possible, he and his wife. Everyone else wanted to be next on the ride."Should have helped. Wanted to help. Wife did not. Was not justice-"You lean back in your sofa and put your legs on the table with a loud THUD before drawing your gun and aiming at him."Oh no don't let me stop you. Keep going! But lie to my face again and I blow your head off Bear..."He clenches his fist and makes a cracking sound with it."Hmph fine. Did not help. Not want to. Mary more important.""There you go. Honesty is nice! Lying is such an ugly thing. It's okay if it's for fun but not much else.""But still. I wish I did. What happened. What they did. Was not just. But no choice. Owed them money. Lot of money. Money for surgery. Feared debt collectors. Mary was ill. Wrong in head. Could not speak. Could not eat. Could not move. Doctor have treatment. Needed much money. They had money. Became their guards. And did nothing. I must apologize."Bear gets on his knees and bows down but he keeps staring at you all the while."But... What you do. It's not right. Hurting others bad. What you felt. Doesn't justify killing. If you angry. Then use me. I offer myself. Get it out. Then stop."Still on his knees Bear discards his cape and unbuttons his shirt to reveal his pristine back to you as an offering. Does he intend to sacrifice himself? To atone for what he perceives as a sin? Whatever it is he seems serious, if a bit misguided.>Apology accepted>No>Other?
>>5060394I don't know which option I'm to take here, I'd be happy to accept his apology... "I did it for family and fuck the rest of you" is kind of how Silver does things and would understand, maybe even agree with... But I'm not in on executing him for not helping us, that was an important lesson in Silver's life. A fundament of the person we are today even,So if he wants to apologize and ease his own conscience, sure. He and the wife kind of just existed on the periphery for us iirc... But If he thinks we'l ever stop and his life would change that then sorry Bear. That just ain't gonna happen. We got a family of our own to take care of now. And fuck the rest of you.
>>5060400Same. I can see Silver accepting his apology, but taking his anger out on Bear isn't something that would satisfy Silver. >>5060394>Apology accepted, Bear, but what I do is for more than what happened back then.
>>5060394Eh.He put family before work, and thats understandable.Him doing that allowed others to torture us, and thats not something we remember fondly.In the end we killed and burned those who tortured us tho.So while he wasn't a torturer, he was an enabler, but also did it due to family reasons, and thats something I think we could understand?We took our anger out on those directly responsible tho, all hes really at fault here is putting his family before his work.Doing anything to him, especially now would have no meaning.Him thinking that we are doing what we are doing now just because those fuckers back then tortured us and that his 'sacrifice' now will make us stop, hes either stupid or stupidly misguided.There is nothing he could do to stop us now short of killing us, and we have no reason of doing anything to him unless he tries, what happened happened and there is nothing any of us can do about it now.>Apology accepted, but Im not stopping any time soon.>You should have become a pirate and robbed them instead of working for them back then.
Not gonna guarantee I'll use all the write-ins this time. But I get the gist of it>Accept apology. But don't hurt him>writing
One thing i do wanna say is Silver literally doesn't have a reason to stop unless the government actually stopped with its slavery and only certain people are actually worth half a shit. As long as the dragon class of people exist Silver is going to oppose the world government, and the revolutionaries are just as bad as far as silver can tell, so he may as well burn everything down and kill everyone in the process, because thats all he knows and nobody has even attempted to teach better. It's not like many people actually care about him beyond his crew and his big sister at the end of the day.
Bear remains there. Awaiting for the inevitable punishment you're about to unleash on his rear side. Everyone present watches to see what you'd do."Kekekekekeke. KEKEKEKEKEKE! Oh Bear. Come on. Get up.""But-""No buts. I accept your apology. But I'm not going to flog you for what happened! Why would I? You weren't the one who gave me my scars. And besides-"You get up and take off everything above the waist to display your back tattoos which only got more detailed and intricate as time went on."I grew quite fond of them! Even if someone came up and told me I could wish to undo it all, I'd say "no". If that did not happen who knows where I'd be? In the marines?! HAHAHHAHAHAHAH!"The room erupts in laughter after you and Bear is looking mighty confused."So no. I don't hold a grudge Bear. And I won't stop. Simple as!""But this is-""Bad? Nah! Not for me! You see Bear I don't ask for or need permissions! I just do what I want. And maybe apologize if I mess up! But that's it! Look around! I didn't care about the rules and got ALL THIS! Imagine what I'll get if I don't care even harder! KEKEKEKEKEKE!""Hmph. I see. I was wrong. We never understood."Bears movements are very sluggish, almost like he feels defeated. As he puts his shirt back on however his tone changes from meek to stern." She doesn't understand. Will be devastated.""Hmmmmm? What are you on about?""She loves you. You know that? After her surgery. Learning was hard. Was very painful. But she saw. Boy on leash. Was hard for him. Harder than for her. If boy could. So could she. She struggled much. But was strong. Because you were. You were hope. She wanted save. Save you. If she knew...""I believe she does.""No. She does not. She stopped calling. No letters. No visits. Heard bad rumors. In bad company. With Cypher Pol. Rumors say."He sighs."I get you. Get it now. She does not. But she will. She will come. Come after you. Her hope. Her brother."Bear raises his eyebrow to reveal his beady eyes and the rest of his facial hair rises with it."If she hurts. Because of you. I kill you."
"Cypher Pol? Those loosers? Why would I care about that? Didn't we kicked the butts of the strongest one already?""Not necessarily."Ann corrects you."The Cypher Pols are intelligence agencies. Unlike the marines they don't rank themselves based on strength. Their numbers are just used to differentiate between the different branches. CP9 could be considered the strongest because it was an "unofficial" branch of assassins. There is still Cypher Pol Aegis 0. They are a different thing however. Only answer to the Celestial Dragons directly and stand above the rest of their ilk. Or so they say.""Agents? You mean weenies. I have more respect for the marines. At least some of them have the guts to come at you straight!"You return your gaze at Bear who's fully dressed by now."As for you. Was that a threat I just hear?""No, a promise.">Then I promise if she comes I'll be gentle>I want nothing to do with you guys. The hell?>Okay! Get in line and wait for your turn to come!>Punch him for his audacity>Other?
>>5060472>>Okay! Get in line and wait for your turn to come!
>>5060472>Other?As long as you all work for the dragons and they run the place I won't stop, there is no point in stopping as long as they are in charge, nothing will change and only worse things then me will occur.
>>5060472>Okay! Get in line and wait for your turn to come!
>>5060472>>Then I promise if she comes I'll be gentleThis is a father basically asking, as well as he can in a pirate fortress, that we don't kill his only daughter... I can't tell him off for that. Not after all that.
>>5060472>Then I promise if she comes I'll be gentle
A'ight. I'll try to work something out with these two>writing
"Hehe! Good Bear! Take a number and get in line! Got many people who want that! But I promise that if she comes then I'll try to be as gentle as possible.""Thank you. Well. Goodbye."The marine then finally leaves your presence. The others appear to be quite puzzled by the whole situation."So. He was the guy who guarded the island you were stranded on?"Murray asks."Yeap. Big fella isn't he? You should see his wife! He may look scary but she's the one you should be afraid of! Kekeke!""W-Well. At least he seemed sorry for what happened.""Eh. I don't really care Stitches. He made his decision and I get it. Family. I wouldn't save some nobody over you guys. But that doesn't mean I have to care. If we ever meet outside and he picks a fight with me I'll beat him to a pulp all the same. Now if only his daughter would leave me alone.""I'll never get how the fuck you're so popular with women.""I'm popular with women Hook? Wow!"But with that settled you can finally proceed with the rest of the list. More accurately the gifts someone brought you. Or at least you would but someone very rudely butts in on your business as you look at the piece of parchment with the names on it. He's a rather unpleasant looking man with an ugly flannel shirt and a beanie."You the boss o' this place?""Yeap. Who's asking?""Me and my boys came here lil' over a week ago. Had a delivery of plants? Ring a bell? We've been stranded here ever since!""OH! OOOOOH! I forgot about that! Shit! Why did nobody pay you?""They did. But this 'ere needs your signature."He's tapping a big clipboard to his head."An' frankly this little vacation felt good. 'Specially with the free bed and breakfast. Now do you want to sign it off or wanna look at our work first?""Do I ever?!"You jump out of your sofa."Jaws! Handle everything else but leave the gifts for me! I want to check this out!""A'ight. This way please."You follow the guy to one of the upper floors where you commissioned a little project a while ago. It's going to be a very vital part of Outer Heaven but unfortunately it required very specific things for your vision so the acquisition and delivery of goods took a few months. But now it's here on one of the topmost layers where special floor was built for your purpose. Sadly due to the layout and complexity of the plan if you want to build the place even taller you'll have to find a way to cut this whole segment off, lift it in the air and build under it. But all that hassle will be more than worth it."An' here we are. Yer garden.""WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!"
A great glass dome illuminated the place, revealing a verdant paradise. The floor was covered in soft green glass with trees, shrubs and flowers dotting the place. It smelled amazingly fresh and fragrant from the flowers. But being pretty is not its only purpose, oh no. You heard rumors of a magical land where food sprouts from the ground. And not those queer little vegetables and fruits everyone might think but whole meals growing on vines. These plants are yet small little saplings and won't bear "fruit" for a while. But once they mature they'll provide Outer Heaven with free food so long as you take care of it."Now gettin' these fellas wasn't easy. The Boin Archipelago is a treacherous place and hard to get to. Even harder to leave. So this wasn't cheap.""Ye sure. You got your money, right?""Ayup.""Good. Now gimme that!"Yanking the clipboard out of his hand you quickly scribble your Jolly Roger on it and hand it back to him."Now get out!""Pleasure doing business with ya'."Once the man leaves the place you drop yourself on the ground and roll around in the grass, laughing your ass off. Taking a deep breath through your nose you smile."This is great! Hmmm. Fishy gotta see this!">Write her a letter and invite her up>That's too slow! Get a suit and dive NOW!>Other?
>>5060560>>That's too slow! Get a suit and dive NOW!
>>5060560>That's too slow! Get a suit and dive NOW!>Silver kicking down the door to Neptune's palace screaming about adventure.>Fishy's brother thinking it's a fucking date.>cue this motherfucker trying to play "Kiss the Girl" in the bushes.This has all the ingredients of a grade A shitshow. Marvelous.
Looks like Silver is going for a swim>writing
You consider writing an official invite to Shirahoshi but nah. You get up from the ground and rush downstairs to the dock where the Dauntless is. A few of the workers spot you and you tell them to inform the others about your whereabouts. The offerings will have to wait. You ask a few of them to help you put on your diving suit before jumping into the waters. As you transform underwater the contraption morphs with your body, taking the shape of a bat. Your impressive wings make swimming at high speed a trivial task at best and you make it to the bottom in a few minutes even as you have to fight off sea currents and beasts.Needless to say when you show up at the front door of the island the guards get a bit scared as someone starts knocking on it. But after they gather their wits they let you in."Captain Silver? We did not expect you!""Duh. That's the point of a surprise visit.""We'll notify King Neptune at once!""Didn't you listen? Surprise visit! Let it be a surprise.""B-But-""Surprise!"After leaving your suit behind and telling the guards to watch over it you pried your ears for the voice of Shirahoshi. As luck would have it she's currently outside of the Royal Palace, making her much easier to access than normal. Flying over half the city you find her surrounded by about two dozen guards as she's attending an opening ceremony of some sorts. It's for a new school by the looks of it. She gives a short speech before declaring the new institution open. Then she gets swarmed by the people attending the event. You sit on the rooftops in your bat form until things calm down. Once the guards forcibly remove everyone from her vicinity she goes back to her trusted shark friend and sighs."This is rough Megalo. I still don't like big crowds.""Too bad. You were great! I almost didn't fall asleep!""GASP! Silver?""Yup.""What are you doing here?""Visiting you. Why? Is that illegal? Just kidding. I don't care if it is."You inquire her about how things she is. Not that you haven't been visiting every now and then, especially since there are still people out there who didn't get the memo that the island is yours. You just like staying up to date. Apparently after they rebuilt everything the kingdom focused on helping its children to grow up without any hatred in their hearts. But given how instead of Marines and Pirates the kids of the fish-folk devised a slightly different game of Silvers and Suns. So it looks like things are progressing well."That's about it. How about you? You've grown again. You must be eating well!""Yup! Spider says I sometimes eat too much but I always work it off. Anyway! I actually came to take you away!""W-What?! You want to steal me?""If you want to call it that, sure. I promised you I'd show you the surface remember?""The... surface? I-I need to tell father about this!">Just be quick>He doesn't need to know. We'll be quick!>Other?
>>5060617>>He doesn't need to know. We'll be quick!
>>5060617>Just be quickPatience is not one of our very few virtues but we do give non-weenies a semblance of courtesy.
>>5060617>>Just be quick
So it seems you have chosen to let Neptune and his sons know about what you're doing.Big mistake>writing
"Okay. Just be quick. I'll wait for you by the gate!"You return to the entrance and get dressed up while you wait for the princess to return. It takes her several minutes to arrive and she does so with a full retinue of guards, Megalo and a giant fish to carry all of them and their luggage."Oh what the hell?""Sorry. It took a while to pack stuff!""What do you think this is? A vacation? And who are these goons? Are you dumb?""S-Sniff. WAAAAAAAAAH! WHY ARE YOU SO MEAN?"The guards are glaring at you like they mean to kill you for making the princess cry."Oy! Fishy! Cut it out! Come on! Stop! I said stop! Look. We're not going to go anywhere far. I just want to show you the surface a little. You'll be back by dinner, I promise. And ditch all of that stuff. I thought mermaids are the fastest things in the water!""You would have the princess swim on her own?! How inconsiderate!""Hey! A little exercise never hurt anybody! And if we have to carry you fatties we'll never get back!""Now that's just mean..."After a few more rounds of apologizing and trying to calm down Shirahoshi you manage to get back on track and the two of you leave through the front door. But as you go you fail to notice the three princes roll out of the luggage in a confused pile of fish and cloth."WHAT?!""I'm sorry my prince but it looks like the pirate left with the princess!""Then we go after them!"
"Erm. Silver?""Yeah?""Are you sure this is safe? I see scary things.""Come on. What do you think lives out here that's scarier than me? Now come on we're almost there."As you get closer to the surface the lights of the city become visible underwater. And since sound travels much better in water than in air the bustle of it also becomes audible well before the surface. Shirahoshis eyes widen and she gasps as her imagination starts to run wild. Finally after all this time she'll be able to see what's above water! But you stop her before she could realize her dream."Okay. Get in!"You point at a metal box that's floating underwater."W-Wah?""You think I'll let you go in through the front door? Those people are animals! Now get in. We made these for the crabs! I'll carry you in and nobody will ever see you. Oh come on don't start crying now!"You manage to stuff Shirahoshi into the metal box somehow and take her into the bowels of Outer Heaven. The sight of you carrying something big through the place is commonplace so not many even bat an eye at this. You take her to the uppermost level where you set up the garden and crack the box open."Alright you can come out now!""I-If you say so-"Since she's quite clumsy on land it takes her a few tries before she can come out but when she does she freezes in place."GAAAASP! T-This is-""I promised you trees didn't I? We're still building the amusement park but it's gonna take a while. And I'm not gonna stop until Sabaody is bankrupt kekeke! So how do you like it?"For the first few seconds Shirahoshi needs to take in the sight before she can do anything else. The green of the trees might as well be be emerald gems and it still wouldn't be half as valuable for her. Once she's done drinking in the scenery she realizes she's sitting on something soft. She raises her hand to see the imprint the grass blades left in her palm, then she touches the grass once more."It's so... soft! And green! And the air is so different!""I brought trees and flowers too. Want to touch them as well?""Yes!"Leading her by the hand you let her get a feel of every plant that you had planted. As she rubs the leaves of a tree a bird flies out of it. How a seagull managed to get inside you have no idea."OY! Get out of here you stupid flying rat or I'll have you for dinner!""W-What is that?""A stupid bird. They sound super annoying!""Bird? It's... beautiful!"Seeing Shirahoshis reaction you feel obligated to holster your weapon. The seagull dies later."Thank you Silver! This... this is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen!""Sweet! Hey! Want to roll around in the grass?""GASP! You can do that?""Kekeke!"
And I think I'm going to cut things here.There was a slight miscalculation on my part as I did not expect I'd have to work half a day in the garden. But such is life.Anyway I'm going to sleep nowHope you enjoyed yourselves. See you guys next week!
>>5060704Night boss. Thanks for the laughs and cute Fish times.
>>5060704Garden work builds up back muscles and character, more kids these days should do it I feel.
>>5060711The problem is that most places, unless its privately owned land, dont allow gardening. And even the private land depends on the owner not being a prick or part of an HOA.God forbid a poor family can supplement their income with home grown food.
>>5060704Thanks for running Spooks, and have a good night!Bear was a really good scene and Shirahoshi is just precious as can be.
>>5060714At times like this Im happy to live in a third-world shithole where nobody cares about what others have in their back yards unless its valuable and easy to steal.
Sup? I came by to drop a fat deuce and to announce I'll be doing a short session on Wednesday.Now with that out of the way. Open wide
"Yoooooo! Silver! Check this out!"Will rushes up to you waving papers around."The new issue is out!""OH HELL YEAH!"It's routine by now. When the newspaper gets delivered you race outside and climb the walls of Outer Heaven to chill at the top side by side. Naturally you could beat him if only you flew up but that wouldn't be very sportsmanlike. Out of ten races you win about six of them on average. But the competition is only an appetizer, a way to get the blood pumping. Will beat you this time so he gets first read privileges. He sits down and you sit behind him as he flips open the magazine."Come on! Slow down a little! You know I can't read that fast!""Yeah? Well maybe you should run fast then!"You look over his shoulder to catch glimpses of the latest issue of Sora: Warrior of the Sea but the cocky little brat is hiding it as best he can while sticking his tongue out. He gets through the whole story and then he tosses the sloppy seconds to you."Man! That was great!""If you say one more word I'm throwing you in the sea!""Well unlike you I can swim!""Not without arms you don't..."You grumble as you flip through the pages slowly."Man... that was crap.""Maybe your taste is crap.""Maybe your face is. There was barely any Poison Pink in there! They just copied and pasted her in the corner over and over again!""Well there was plenty of Dengeki Blue so I'm happy! And actually, want to see a cool trick I heard? Gimme!"You hand the magazine back to him and he flips over to the last page."Now watch!"Grabbing the corner he makes the pages roll out from his fingers very fast. Lo and behold the small, simple art of Poison Pink comes alive and starts dancing in the corner."Cool huh? I noticed that each picture of her is slightly different! And if you make them go by very fast it looks like it's moving! This is so cool! Imagine what could be done with this! Moving pictures! What if we made a projector Den Den Mushi quickly flip between pictures like that? We could make motion comics!""Hmmmm. That sounds dumb. That'd never catch on. But yeah it is a cool trick! I thought they were just saving money like with Stealth Black.""Shut up! Stealth Black is cool!""No. He's a dumb joke. It's just a speech bubble pointing at nothing. They are just saving money by not drawing anything there and calling it a character!""NO! He's the second coolest! Say it!""NO!""Say it! Or I'm not giving you this Poison Pink pin-up that was on the last page!""N-No...""Say iiiiiit!""Noooooooooo!"And that's how you spent half a day on the rooftop arguing with Bullseye.
>>5062319we rubbed really hard on him
>>5062530Nah he's pretty straight, or else that nurse would've had a better shot. Thank being said he(feminine) was kind of a skank so good on Will for not getting dick rot by sticking it in a cesspool.
Have you guys found the West Blue Seadogs yet?
>>5063199It turns out the West Blue Seadogs were the friends we made along the way.
>>5063199They're pretty hard to see. Blend in with the water. They're out there though. I can feel it. Now all we have to do is find them.
hopefully someone remembers to archive this
>>5063454Wait! I did not archive it? Shit! Thanks for telling!Why were y'all so silent about this?
>>5063455Cypher Pol agents have been suppressing everyone.
>>5063458I'm glad someone else is saying this, the truth is th
>>5063631Ah hell they got another one.
The two of you frolic around in the garden for a while. Sadly due to the limited mobility of Shirahoshi this is limited to rolling around in the grass and smelling some flowers but it's still a fun little pastime. It's also a good thing that the plants you imported are all very fragrant. Once you had your fill you lay down next to each other and just enjoy your surroundings."This is everything I imagined. The surface is wonderful!""That's not all of it. You should see what other islands are like! There are deserts with sand which is rough, coarse and gets everywhere. Mountains with snow that's soft and cold. You can build snowmen out of it or have snowball fights or eat it, but not the yellow snow. You see those things up there?"You point at the ceiling."The glass?""No. What's above it. That blue thing is the sky and those white ones are clouds. There's the sun too but you shouldn't look at that. Anyway sometimes the clouds grow fat and start crying. That's the rain. And when they are angry they shoot lightning! It's bright and makes a loud rumble that you can feel in your belly if you're close enough!""And what about the stars?""Those come out when the sun goes down. Ann says those are suns too but I don't believe it. It's obviously magic! If you look carefully you can see images and stories in them!""Sigh. It all sounds wonderful. I want to see it all one day.""What's stopping you?""Father says it's dangerous.""Oh. Yeah. I forgot. You know you could come with me! I could show you everything in the seven seas. You could try every food, pet every animal there is, meet all kinds of people! It's great!"She smiles."That sounds terrific! But I couldn't. Father and my honored brothers need me here. We want to make mothers dream come true. And I'm not strong like you. I'd only endanger all of you.""No. You're not a weenie. There are loads of things you can do that I can't. Everyone is good at something else and that's good. You're just a big crybaby. That's all."She pokes you in the side."Ow!""I'm not a crybaby!""Yes you a-AHAHAHAHAHAHA! S-Stop! I'm ticklish! HAHAHAHHAHA!"
You continue tormenting each other until the sun goes down and small twinkling lights show up on the darkened sky. Like gold they glitter and captivate the giant mermaid who sees them for the first time. You don't know much about constellations because frankly speaking they are stupid. How is a cart or a ladle a bear? It makes no sense. So you show her how to look into the stars and see images and great stories in them. You continue until you run out of tales to spin around the images you see and you find yourselves just staring at the sky in utter silence for several minutes.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQawNU_EOE4"Silver?""Hmmmm?""Will you leave soon? Father says pirates never stay in one place for long.""Hmmmmm. Not for about one and a half years. I'll go on some adventures but I'll come back until then. Why?""I just- When father said that I was sad. Because I don't want my friend to go away. W-We are friends, right?"Now there is something to think about. Yes, you will leave sooner or later. And some part of you doesn't want to because you like this place. Maybe the next island will be bad and make you regret leaving, or it'll be so good it makes you forget about this one. Maybe this is another reason why pirates don't usually stay in one place for too long. Makes leaving easier."Of course! Friends forever!""Promise?"She raises her pinkie and you shake it with yours."Promise!""So... you'll come back?">Yeah!>I'll make it so you can go anywhere you want. And come after me!>I don't know>Other?
>>5063703>>Other?well outer heaven is mine and so is Fishman island I'd be a pretty bad captain if i didn't come back once in a while. how else would i keep uppity wienies from thinking they can take them from me?
>>5063703>Yeah!I mean this is literally our house. Sure we're going on adventures but we still need a place to stash our loot. Also we've got a fucking food forest, no way are we gonna give that up.
Well. That'll teach me to write stuff in advance. I'll never be able to guess what you guys are going to pickBut this is good>writing
"I mean, yeah! Outer Heaven is mine. So if Fish-man Island. It'd be pretty silly if I didn't visit every once in a while! How else am I gonna get uppity wieners to stay away from my stuff?""So you will protect both islands forever?""Yeap! And very other one I nab!""Seems like... that would be a lot of work. Do you ever think about living a more normal life?""This is normal for me. I don't know anything else. I don't know how can people live their whole life on an island. I don't even know what they are doing all the time.""I'm... sorry.""Sorry for what? I like it this way.""Yes. But you never had a chance. They took the choice away from you."Huh. You never thought about it that way."He-hey! Come on Fishy don't cry! You shouldn't cry about dumb things! Erm-"Without anything else to fall back on you blow into your thumb and initiate Maximum Fluff mode. The big soft ball you turned into instantly manages to make Shirahoshi giggle and forget about her worries. She gazes into your eyes for a while before drowsiness takes over her and she falls over as she pulls your huggably soft body close to her own. If only the people downstairs could see you now. Captain Silver used as a plushy by a giant mermaid. But you don't care. What you care about is the minute noise coming from above which prevents you from sleeping in this very relaxing position. Looking up at the ceiling your nocturnal eyes spot the source of your annoyance. Three fish-folk with their faces glued to the glass, their breath clouding it ever more."What are they doing brother?""By the looks of it, nothing.""Shouldn't we try something?""What do you suppose we do? And how do you think we get down there?""Maybe we could SIIIIING to enhance the mood a bit?""And alert them to our presence? I'd prefer not to die of shame.""I heard humans have mating noises! Maybe we can try and imitate that!""Hmmmm. That's actually not that bad of an idea. What does that sound like?""Erm. Well. I only know whale mating noises. But both breathe air right? That's close enough!""Alright. Do it. And let's hope he can hear us."The Manboshi then starts bellowing like an owl crossed with a moose. The good thing is that Shirahoshi can't seem to hear them. The bad news is that even their whispers were easily perceptible for you. This is bordering on torture.>"CUT IT OUT! I'M TRYING TO SLEEP!">Fly up and confront them>Ignore them. You don't want to bother Shirahoshi>Other?
>>5063790>hypersonic boom tham away
>>5063790>Hit them with a small burst of conqueror's haki
>>5063790>Other?>Grab a piece of dirt or a pebble off the ground. Throw it "lightly" so it wont shatter the glass on impact to get thier attention. When the idiots see you looking point to Fishy, make the quiet symbol with a finger to your lips, point to them, and then with as few gestures as possible explain just how thoroughly and mercilessly you will continually, and daily, beat their asses for a year and a half if they wake her up with their bullshit.Nap time is sacred you fucking heathens.
>>5063790>>5063801i'm ok with this
>>5063790>OtherCould Silver actually throw his voice? So not to wake up fishy but tell them to shush?
>>5063801This wins>writing>>5063796They ain't susceptible to that>>5063856Funny you should mention that!
>>5063199Yes we gave them pets and treatos
You look up at the window and carefully reach for one of your emergency eggs to throw it at the window. They cease speaking as the thing shatters on the glass and try to look down in horror. You start making hand gestures at them and thank fully they have good dark vision so they pick up on your signals and open the window. Then you cup your hands and whisper into them as to not wake up Shirahoshi and hurl it upwards. You repeat this a few times and send up several condensed bubbles of voice, each of which speaks a short word to the siblings."If. You. Wake. Her. Up. I. Will. Kick. Your. Butts. Into. The. Sun!"Realizing they messed up they slam the window down and slide back down into the sea. With a roll of your eyes and a shake of your head you turn back face down and go to sleep. The rest of the night goes by in a sea of sweet dreams. You awaken seven hours later to the noises of Shirahoshi. After exchanging a "good morning" and freshening up you make sure to take her out of the place the same way you brought her in. With a crab cage. As you lug the huge box around you find a curious sight."Ah. The three stooges."You hear a faint "brother?" coming from the box."Ahem. Well yes. Hello. It is nice to see you after all this time.""Uh-huh. Is that why you're here?""Well erm. We wanted to see what happened to our sister. Where is she?"You ignore them and look at the nearby barmaid."Hey! Did these guys come now?""Oh no captain! They came yesterday and rented three rooms for the night!""Hmmmmm. Anyway I'm going to put on a diving suit and set up this crab cage. You guys can come if you want."As you try to leave the three mermen just stand there floating with their stupid bubbles."I said you can come!"After going through the whole process of prepping and getting in the water you release Shirahoshi out of the box much to her brothers shock."S-Shirahoshi?!""W-What are you doing here dear brothers?""I-It's a long story! Anyway we should go home soon. Father must be worried sick about us."You say farewell to Fishy and she starts descending quite quick. Her two brothers follow her but Fukaboshi stays behind."You may have won tonight Silver. But one day you will marry our sister. Mark my words! You WILL have kids with Shirahoshi! That is not negotiable!""Listen. I don't get what the big deal is. But get off my back! If you want kids get some yourself!""But I don't want to be a father. I want to be an uncle!"After all of the fish-folk depart you return to Outer Heaven with a sigh. As you put your diving suit back in its place you suddenly remember that you left your crew hanging. Oh well. They probably handled it. But you're going to need a report on that. You look around and find them scattered around the place, enjoying their morning meal. Except two. Lyda and Hagetaka are curiously absent. They must be terribly busy if they are skipping breakfast. Maybe you should see what they are up to. >Stitches>Angel
>>5063907>StitchesA doctor a day keeps the hemorrhage away
>>5063907>>Angel>You WILL have kids with Shirahoshi! That is not negotiable!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlU76wEc33k
>>5063916>The fucking music is a parody of the first OPI think I shed a tear.>>5063907>Stitches. I wanna see what our favorite doc is up to.
>>5063926Oh. You don't KNOW?!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laGChAJmkR8
Lyda wins in the end>writing
It is generally advised for the people visiting Outer Heaven to always, always visit the hospital area with a bottle of hard liquor ready. It can handily serve as a disinfectant, anesthetic and/or payment for your imminent operation. Those that have been there generously describe it as a "chop shop". Yet they may say a lot of nasty things about it, especially about the cheaper clinics, but nobody and I mean nobody ever complained about the clinic of Stitches which lays in the middle of it all. It is the nastiest, grimiest and most expensive of all the places. But you'd need to be supremely unlucky to have an ailment which can't be cured here. Sometimes patients even leave with more limbs or organs than they entered with. It is in here that your precious little doctor toils away endlessly, mending mostly big boo boos and alcohol poisoning while making a killing."Pancakes."You find the stitched up girl with her face buried in her table."Not hungry.""Wasn't asking."You pull her up by the back of her head and stuff the sweet breakfast into her mouth."Coffee."Having learnt her lesson she opens her mouth and swallows everything as she's struggling to breathe."BAH! A-Are you trying to kill me?""Breakfast is very important. It is the third of the three most important meals of the day."Now that she's not gagging on rolled up sweet goodness Lyda can actually take a moment to gather herself and look at least somewhat professional. She puts away her scattered notes and looks up at you from her chair."Okay Silver. What happened?""What? You think I came because something happened? I'm fine.""That's a first. I-I know you don't get damaged easily. But your body is almost more scar tissue than anything else.""And that's rude."You look around."Quiet day huh?""W-Well it's early in the morning. People either died already or aren't dying yet. This is pretty much the only time I can do work other than examinations.""Like?"You walk around the place, tracing your finger along strangely labeled glasses and almost knock one down but you manage to catch it."Mixing medicine. Counting money. Sorting things. Or working on personal projects.""You didn't seem too busy. So what's wrong?""I-It's- sigh. I'm stuck.""Stuck? In the chair? Your butt is not that big.""P-Please stop!""Sorry.""I-I just. Remember how it used to be? I would scrounge the battlefields to look for usable parts? It's not like that anymore. Now I have so much of everything I opened a library. That drawer only has left arms in them.""So? That's a good thing! No?""I thought it would be. B-But no. I always thought the problem was that I never had enough parts. But now that I have everything I could ever hope for I don't know what to do with that.""I don't get it.""I have all the lego in the world and don't know what to make.""I get it."
>>5063982>"I have all the lego in the world and don't know what to make.">"I get it.">MAKE ME A SON and give me like 3 hearts
>>5063982>"I have all the lego in the world and don't know what to make."Oh that is a special kind of hell. On the flipside that's also when you make some of the most bullshit of stuff.But if a coin toss really.
She gets up from her chair and walks over to a closet. As she opens it two whole skeletons fall out of it."L-Look. Two bases. One male. One female. B-Back then I used whatever I could. M-My creation would've been an amalgamation- a mix of different things. But now I could make anything. And I don't know what I want."You look at the two skellies and help Stitches put them on two operating tables. As you look at them and fight off the urge to lick the bones to see what they taste like you speak up."Maybe the problem is that you wanted to make a friend. But now you have friends.""I-It's sweet of you to say that. And it's true-"She blushes through her pale skin."But my dream is not purely a selfish one. It was just as much about furthering science as m-making friends. I-If I could build a living creature then m-maybe I could uncover the secrets of life. It would be a tremendous achievement! N-Nobody has ever made life before! A-At least not that I know.""Hmmmmmm. Maybe I can help?""T-Thank you Silver but that's not necessary. And you can't help anyway.""No. Really! Two heads are better than one! What if I help you make up your mind? Anyway I guess by these big skellies that you want grown-up monsters? Or are these babies and they'll grow huge? GAAAAAAAASP!""T-They are not monsters Silver!""Oh.""W-Why do you sound disappointed?""No reason. Anyway-">Make a guy>Make a girl>Ask Lyda more about her vision>Other?
>>5064012>Make a girl
>>5064012>Ask Lyda more about her visionLike what is she going for here? Is this a pet, a crewmate? Is she going to raise whatever this thing ends up being? God help us does she expect Silver to set a moral example?
>>5064012>>Ask Lyda more about her vision
>>5064012>>Ask Lyda more about her visionSet a clear goal, don't end up overreaching like a quest player.
>>5064012>Ask Lyda more about her vision>Maybe you could make yourself an assistant? Someone to help you with your work?
I like this. Very smortUnfortunately this next update will be a short one as I'm out of time. But we'll pick up from here>writing
You scratch your head."Anyway, what is it then? What do you want? A pet? Friend? Very exotic food?""I-I don't know. It never really was about the goal you know. But the act of simply doing it. I never got this far. I guess it would be more accurate to say I never thought I'd get this far.""Hmmmmm. This is a fine pickle. And I'm not smart enough to help. Ooooh! I know! What if we had someone who is smart enough?""W-Who do you have in mind?""Nobody. Nobody yet. I just think you could use an assistant!"Lyda looks at the collection of bones in front of her and she starts to understand what you mean."I-I think I get it! An assistant! Right. But I don't think I want to make a tool. Or a servant. It's not what I'd want from my creation.""Then don't make them like that. It's that easy! So. What now?""T-There is still the matter of gender because that would restrict what organs I can use. General structure. B-But at least now I know we'll need a developed brain. Oh god. How are we going to do the personality?!""Breathe. One step at a time.""Okay . C-Can I count on your help?""Yeah!""Then let's get to work!"
And that is it for today. Next session will be... questionable. Friday is out. So that leaves Saturday or Sunday. We'll see how much of a hangover I'll have on Saturday.In the mean time I'll try to post some more omakes.Anyway. Have a nice day!
>>5064083Thanks for the run Spooks!
>>5064083Appreciate the run boss. Enjoy your food coma.
>>5064083Thanks for running spooks! Quite buggered that I missed it.It doesn't get said often enough how good you are at character work. Because you are very good at it.
>>5063455Truth be told i mostly read from the archives anyways. But after so long without a new chapter i got suspicious and decided to see if you were taking a hiatus or just forgot.
>>5064456I forgor. It should be up there now
Happy Turkeyday for all citizens of FreedomlandI hope you give many thanks or whatever it is you doAnyway, here's my gift that I promised
Hancock sat in her palace with a glass of red wine in her hand and feverishly searching for a comfortable position to sit in. The tension she's feeling is making her feel like ants are crawling on her limbs."Grrrr! Can you believe this? Coming into our territory! Wreaking havoc in our kingdom! Making a mockery of our troops! And having a fight as if we weren't even present! If word of this ever gets out our reputation will be ruined!""Agreed."Marigold nods as her sister is shaking with so much fury her shaking hand threatened her clothes with wine stains."First the monkey boy. And now this. Two breaches back to back. This can not stand.""That was different!""How? E-Er I didn't mean to be crass but that's just a fact! No need to glare at me like that!""No need to be upset Snake Princess-""Gloriosa?""You yourself accepted the sanctity of our rules. However you may feel about it the source of your illness broke our laws that are older than any of us. And now another child did the same. Remember the reason why you agreed to serve the people who enslaved you? We feared that isolation alone would no longer be sufficient in securing our kingdom. And this is proof. If anything we should be grateful that those that reached us first did not come with malicious intent-nyo.""And what is the point of your tirade you old hag?""The world is shrinking princess. Soon more and more people will be able to reach us. And we can not fight the whole world. I suggest we take this lesson to heart. We must prepare for the inevitable. And mayhaps look for allies-nyo."Hancock gets up from her seat and looks out the window."You're all dismissed. I need time to think.""As you wish Snake Princess-nyo."The elder and Marigold leave the chambers of Hancock and go their separate ways. But as Gloriosa is heading for the stairs she stumbles upon an interesting sight at one of the balconies."Nyo-nyo? What are you doing out here? You missed the call of the Princess.""I was not feeling well.""All the more reason for you to not be out here at this hour. If you're ill you should rest-nyo.""Leave me alone Elder Nyo. I don't feel like entertaining your presence right now."But the Elder does not relent. She walks up to get a closer look at Sandersonia and she frowns. The girl looked horrible. Her hair lost its shine, her skin was pale and dry, her eyes were vacant and her long tongue was flapping around in the wind."What happened to you girl? Are you sick? You must seek out a healer at once-nyo."
"I'm fine. I just... need to get through this day Elder. I'll pull myself together tomorrow. I promise.""Nonsense! You're wasting away girl. When was the last time you ate?""Last day. Nothing has taste. And I'm not hungry.""This is not normal! What else ails you?""Sigh. I feel weak and helpless. I'm beset by a deep melancholy. And my heart feels heavy and sinking, like I am when I'm in water.""And instead of recovering you're standing here in the middle of the night with only a blanket over you? If you catch a cold I'm afraid you won't have the strength to fight it off. Tell your sister something's wrong and have her call for a doctor at once!""No. It's fine. I just want to stay here a while longer Elder Nyo. Then I'm going back.""Damn it girl! Don't you realize you're playing with your life? Your sisters need you! Not Sandersonia the warrior but Sandersonia their sister! You're not just harming yourself with this torture but them as well! What's so important about the sea- Oh. Oh you poor thing. You too?""W-What?""It seems you Boa sisters really are cursed after all. Cursed to fall for foolish men at the drop of a hat.""The l-love sickness? But sister-""You think because your symptoms differ it's not the same? The ailments of the heart can show themselves in a myriad ways dear. But they all end the same way. You yearn for his presence yet you thrust him away. Now your heart is breaking. Sigh. Foolish foolish girl."Sonis heart throbbed. It heard what it already knew but needed to hear. "What- what am I to do then Elder?""The only thing you can dear. You must go after him and have your fill. Then and only then could you return. And even then you may not want to.""I... I can't. I can't do that to Hancock. And besides. I am a Kuja. He is a pirate. A woman and a man. Like fire and water. Not meant to be together.""What did I just tell you? Your sisters need you, not a loyal soldier. Tell them of your plight. I'll be there and help should you want it. But I'm sure you'll come to an understanding. And as for the boy, I can not tell you which would ease your worries for it's forbidden knowledge. However I assure you that you are not as incompatible as you think.""So... there is hope?""There always is."Sandersonia never felt this relieved before. With a tear rolling down her cheek she crouches down and hugs the old lady."Thank you granny!""You're welcome.""Sniff. But... what do we tell Hancock?""Don't you worry about that. In fact, I believe this curse of yours may just turn out to be quite a blessing."
Thanks for the update! I'm not from Ameriland nor do I observe Turkey Day, but I still enjoyed it! Have this slightly lewd Sandersonia as thanks.Sandersonia > Shirahoshi
>>5064901thig is: silver just wants friens, das it
>>5064916The truth, the life, and the light.
Quality posts like always my dude
>>5064916God I hate that artist. No offense to you. But staying off model like that is exact tumblrtard behavior"This will look better in MY art style"
>>5065137Agreed. Any man/woman/rainbow shade of whatever the fuck that doesn't appreciate wide head Sandersonia doesn't deserve her.It's like drawing Arnold from Hey Arnold! without his football head, it just looks wrong.>>5064916Agreed but Dauntless is currently holding the lead in the Silver bowl. She's the only one he's been inside of on a regular basis.
Well. That last chapter just made me look like a dildoWelp. Time to rewrite some stuff in the background
>>5065336Its okay Spooky. You aren't the first QM to get dumped on by Oda doing an expected lore dump.
>>5065336That's easy enough to fix. It's was a collaboration between the two of them. Greki just never brought it up because, well, why would he? It happened decades ago after all and he has more important things to do with his new crew/family. Like build a goddamn island.
>>5065336Just blame it on old man memory.
>>5065137>>5065143True, but you try finding good-looking art of her that's only kinda lewd and has her w i d e head, and isn't weird scalie snake stuff
So. Tomorrow may not work out after all. I have to go shop for christmas stuff and may not make it back in time for a session. If that comes to pass I'll be running on Monday instead. Full length>>5066323You think I don't know that? I must scour the most wretched places to find art for her. And even then it's all porn. But we are better than that. We're not animals damn it! We have to be!
Alright! Managed to finish in time! Gonna post soon
>>5067109Happy times indeed!
Despite having a clear goal in mind you still have precious little to go on. Knowing she wants an assistant first and foremost is a good first step but not nearly enough."T-They obviously have to be smart enough to learn everything. But I don't know what else.""Oooh oooh! Maybe big muscles so they can help you carry all that heavy medical stuff!""O-Or maybe a cute face to calm down people? Hmmmmm. Maybe, maybe- no.""What no?""I-It's nothing. Just a silly thought I had. It's dumb. And it would complicate things even more. We don't need that.""Well whatever it is it sounds interesting! So out with it!""I just, I just thought about the possibilities. And what would be useful for someone working in the medical field. A-And I thought what if we didn't stick with a human? We're already doing something unnatural. Why not go all the way? Imagine how much I could do if I had four arms instead of two. But that's... that's not a very good idea. So let's get back to focusing on what's at hand. What do you think? Male or female? I-I don't know what I want.""Hmmmmm.">But monsters are cool!>You're right. Let's not do thatAlso>Boy>Girl
>>5067132>>But monsters are cool!>Girl
>>5067132>But monsters are cool!
>>5067132>>But monsters are cool!As if we would *ever* be the voice of reason and common sense in this conversation. >GirlI dunno, just think that our little miss Shelly would have an easier time bonding with and be more comfortable with another girl... Even if her stitches are not necessarily going to be just for show.
>>5067132>But monsters are cool!>Girl
A female freak of nature. Good choiceNow let's see how much Silver can contain himself while he helps our little Frankenstein3d10+3 best of 3, dc 20, crit 30>writing
Rolled 6, 8, 8 + 3 = 25 (3d10 + 3)>>5067156
Rolled 6, 7, 2 + 3 = 18 (3d10 + 3)>>5067156
Rolled 4, 3, 8 + 3 = 18 (3d10 + 3)>>5067156
"B-But. Monsters are cool!"You give Lyda the biggest puppydog eyes that you can manage and almost start crying at the prospect of her not making an abomination."S-Silver! Do you have any idea what you're suggesting? I decided to ignore that because it's a stupid idea! Think about how that will look! S-She would terrify everybody! She'd be an outcast! Nobody would look at her with love, with affection! I can't do that to a creature! To be hated by everyone, it's-"You swing your leg over the table and stomp on it."It's like a pirate! She wouldn't be alone because she'd have us! We are outcasts, we are freaks! So who cares what everyone else thinks? Let's make the biggest freak ever and make friends with it!""I... I..."Stitches looks like she's about to cry."Yes. Thank you!""Kekeke! Also, you called it a she. So I guess it's decided!""I-I guess. Maybe, just maybe I was projecting my own fears and that's why I said it. But you're right! Let's get to work and not dwell on this anymore captain!""Yes! And I guess we're sticking with girl then?""Well. Now that I blurted it out. Yes!""Cool! I'll have someone bring us coffee!"After acquiring some bean soup you begin your grizzly work with Lyda. Granted your contribution to the cause is negligible at best. She mostly asks you to bring stuff from her reserves which you manage to muck up quite a few times but thankfully don't break anything. While you're mucking about she's shoulders deep in viscera as she's trying to patchwork together bones, sinew and muscle tissue. Occasionally she asks you to hold or pinch things together because your fingers are more reliable than a stapler but that's the full extent of your work. Hours pass like this and you see the grafted on flesh take shape slowly. Organ sit snugly in their place, surrounded by warm meat which eventually gets covered in patches of skin that you have to stretch like pasta. It's quite a gruesome scene and some unfortunate sap stumbled into the lab more than once only to run out in a hurry because they thought you were dismembering someone.When you manage to step away from the operating table a whole day has passed without either of you eating as much as a bite. And what you have to show for it is a true monster in every sense of the word. The female creature resembles a human in appearance but there are enough differences to unnerve you, and it's not her stitched together skin. That you are comfortable with. She's very thin and lanky after Lyda did some rearranging on her internals to make them more efficient. There are more things that are wrong inside, such as her having to separate throats with one exclusively used for food and the other for air. But these are things you would never notice. No, the real freaky stuff is what's blatantly obvious for everyone to see.
The creature has two pair of arms, one normal and one smaller pair that's pointing forward which would allow her for multitasking. She has a compound eye made of multiple human eyes, with several irises where her only one should be. And due to the stretching her skin is almost translucent so all her veins are perfectly visible at all times. Maaaybe you overdid it a little bit."Phew. It... it's done!""Hmmmm.""W-what's wrong?""Where are her boobs? And her nipples?""D-Don't say those things! Jeez. She won't need those things because they are needed for b-b-""What?""B-Babies.""What?""Never mind! Now comes the hard part. Everything is in pristine condition. But we need to start the body quickly or things will start to decay.""Cool. How?""I-In theory? Well everything is in place. So we should kickstart bodily functions. We need to start the heart. C-Can you do it?""Me? You're the doctor.""But you're stronger than me. And you have those martial arts that let you affect the body of others with vibrations. Maybe you could use those? Just make her heart pump to the rhythm of yours.""Kay."While you don't know exactly what you're doing stopping peoples hearts is something you're really good at. This is just the reverse of it. How hard could it be? Touching the center of her flat chest you start sending rhythmic pulses of sound in the chest cavity to force the heart to contract. You use your own heartbeat as a template and keep the pumping steady."Are you sure this is going to work? It can't be that easy.""The heart is a very special muscle. And this one is as close to alive as possible. It should start on its own after a while."You feel something changing on the inside and stop. Lyda places her ear on the unliving body and listens carefully to what you can hear from over there. The heart is beating. Stitches doesn't waste much time and plugs a bellow in the creatures nose to pump air into her lungs. Sadly even after several minutes it doesn't even budge."Should we wait more?"You look at Lyda as you're resting on the table."It's been going for a while now."Lyda pries open the eyes of the girl and shines a light into them. She lets out a weary sigh."Cut it off.""Huh?""It's over. I checked everything I could. Everything is working as intended but there is just nothing inside. This... this is nothing more than an empty shell."She falls down on her ass where she was standing and it looks like she's just about ready to cry."I should've known. Life is not as simple as that. How could I think there is nothing special about the greatest miracle in the world? W-Well. At least now we know that we violated that corpse for nothing. Please Silver. Cut it off. Let's clean this place up.">Do as she asks>Give her a hug>No. You must've missed something. Examine the corpse>Something needed to animate dead things? You remember seeing something like that once. Maybe you should tell Lyda about Big Mom>Other?
>>5067182>separate throats for food and airbased Stitches correcting nature mistakes
>>5067199>>Something needed to animate dead things? You remember seeing something like that once. Maybe you should tell Lyda about Big MomJust use your Devil Fruit silly, give it something.
>>5067199>>Something needed to animate dead things? You remember seeing something like that once. Maybe you should tell Lyda about Big Mom>>5067204Hey yeah. Ig Big M can take portions of souls could Stitches? Half of both their souls to make a whole for or necrobaby
>>5067199>>Give her a hugBecause she clearly needs itThen>No. You must've missed something. Examine the corpseBecause giving up is for weenies, and we probably have some difficulty grasping the concept itself>>5067204Oh.... Oh!Are you saying we need a "volounteer" curious to see how that'd work... if she could swap "vitality" or "life force" or some other vague nonsensery I wonder how it would affect the person, if they'd need time to rest and recuperate or, y'know. Life for Life.
>>5067199>>Something needed to animate dead things? You remember seeing something like that once. Maybe you should tell Lyda about Big Mom
>>5067204>>5067207Ah wait we run into a problem using Stitches' fruit. What is she going to exchange the soul juice for.
>>5067199>Give her a hug>Something needed to animate dead things? You remember seeing something like that once. Maybe you should tell Lyda about Big Mom
>>5067218Does she have to get anything out of it? I was thinking her giving part of her to fulfil a dream counted as a trade, Devil Fruits aren't an exact science.
>>5067227Yes, she has to swap things of equal monetary value...So we may literally be talking about selling a soul here
>>5067227The thing she swaps has to be equal value with what it swaps. Swapping her soul juice for her dreams is just swapping with herself, not the body.
>>5067230>>5067231Does it tho? She swaped Luke's fruit with Hagetaka's ability to swim, that trade only makes sense in devil fruit rules, not monetary value.
>>5067234Yes. Equal monetary valueThe fruit and the swimming ability trick works because the price of a devil fruit is your ability to swim
AAAANYWAY!You picked the guaranteed win button. Congrats! Now for the juicy part!>writing
>>5067237>>5067241Hey Spooky say we found someone who was suicidal and wanted to die. Could we swap his life force for the corpses... er death force and bring it alive? Or is that a straight soul transfer that wouldn't give anyone what they want?
>>5067251If one would give their life-force in any amount they'd need to be compensated. But since such a thing has no concrete value it entirely depends on the other party how much that is worth
You give the little girl a hug because she looks like she needs it and help her get on her feet."Thank you. Now. Let's get this out of here-""Hold it! Hmmmm. You said something special is needed, right?""N-No? I said there must be something special about life.""But I've seen things that were alive that shouldn't be. Like teacups.""W-What?""I'm serious. Big Mom uses her devil fruit power to give them souls!""S-So the soul is real? As remarkable as that is it doesn't change anything.""But it does! You have your ability! Use that to get a soul!""I... can't.""What do you mean you can't?""Silver. You're comparing me to a Yonko. My fruit is not that great. I mean I heard that Trafalgar Law has one that's almost the same as mine but he doesn't need to exchange things. He can just do whatever he wants. I couldn't-"You draw your gun and bonk her on the head with the butt."OW!""You stopped? Good. Stitches, you took a devil fruit from someone. You gave me a bone hand! You put me together more times than I can count. Which isn't high but I bet nobody else could count it either! So stop saying you're not good because it's starting to annoy me!""B-But-""No buts! I believe in you! Because you're MY doctor and that means you're the best there is! So stop crying and let's get us a soul! It won't hurt to try!""A-Alright. I'll try. But... we will likely need a lot of life force if this were to work. If I took one year then my creation would only live for that one year. Where do we get that much life force?">Take mine. I got plenty anyway>Let's do it together!>I dunno. We can probably find a few dum-dums who'd happily sell a few years for some money>Other?
>>5067260>>Take mine. I got plenty anyway
>>5067260>>Let's do it together!Stitches wins the Silver bowl
>>5067260>>Other?let's start with a single year from everyone in the crew that way she will be family to all of us. That should give us plenty of time to think of alternatives later if it comes to that. or just take a week from every marine or lowlife we capture in exchange for releasing them quicker or with fewer new holes.
>>5067271That sounds reasonable, I like this... Another option would be to simply let Stitches take payment in time for her medical services
>>5067271Taking more life as payment from prisoners is a good idea. Eases the burden on the startup too.
>>5067299I still think starting with our crew is best in case the soul of the donor influences the recipient.
Hmmmmm. Not a lot of votes. Hard to make a decision based on that. I do wonder where people wentAnyway let's narrow things down>Everyone in the crew pitches in>Lyda will charge people in lives now
>>5067306>>Everyone in the crew pitches into start with>Lyda will charge people in lives nowlater on
>>5067306Maybe they are in food comas or something. Anyway, I support asking the crew.
>>5067306>>Everyone in the crew pitches inWell>>5067304 raises a good point but I don't want to force the crew, that's not Silver's way. Just ask for volunteers I guess?Actually fuck asking for volunteers from everyone on the island could have net us a year or two of life.
>>5067306Actually, is the slave giant around? He should have plenty of spare years.
>>5067320Oh alright, thats solved.
Alright. Since someone found the solution I'll get to it>writing!
>>5067306It is a good question. >>5067309>>5067311I second this, ask the crew for the initial "startup cost" and we'l figure out something down the line... Ignore me: >>5067315 Jackpot! Good catch Anon, very much so. Altho I don't know why Lyda is being so hard on herself, she has basically done more then anyone to make the Silver pirates in to what they are.Silver: Is alive and fully operational, thanks to herMurray: Umobozu is her doingHagetaka: Logia, 'nuff said. And now she is taking the first, terrifying, tentative steps towards *literal* immortality. Yes, sweetie, you damn well better believe we compare you to a Yonko.
>>5067306>Lyda will charge people in lives now
>>5067325Is it really that surprising considering she lived most of her life in a garbage bin full of corpses?
>>5067330From a character perspective? No, no it follows perfectly. But really, the poor girl needs to realize how much she has done for everyone... Throw her a big, embarrassing, party`? I mean there's technically a birthday coming up!
Trying to come up with something you find a brilliant solution to the problem."Heeeey. Where do you think Stansen is?""The giant?""Yup!""I think he's fixing ships in the docks. Why? What do you want- ooooooh.""Yup!""When did you become smart?""I have no idea! Anyway let's ask him! But let's remember that we could start asking people years for their treatment. Could come in handy later!"Together with Lyda you head to the particular place where the giant shipwright does his business. You had a few problems while going to him as you did not bother to clean yourselves up so now it looks like you're out for blood. Stansen looks quite shocked as well, thinking that he might be in trouble."Erm. Whatever you got into I had nothing to do with it.""What? Oh this. Ignore that. Stansen! How's business?""Eh. Same old, same old. Repairing and fixing vessels is not really thrilling. It's very rare that a ship suffers some unknown damage. It's always the same. Hey captain! Could you maybe pull some strings for me? I've been pestering the venerable one to teach me a few things but he refuses me every single time.""Hmmmmm. Can't help with that. Greki doesn't like his own work and doesn't want others to repeat his mistakes.""Mistakes? Every single nail that leaves his hands is a masterpiece in its own right! I'd offer my life if I could study under him for just a little while!""Funny you should mention that!"You try to explain your situation to Stansen and how you'd like to "buy" some of his lifespan off of him."What in gods name do you want to do?""You giants live super long right? You won't mind loosing about ten or so years no?""You're joking right?""Nope! I heard you're trying to head back to Elbaf and need money for it. I can give you that and more. You could return home as the richest giant!""Let me think. Are you absolutely sure you can't convince the old one to teach his trade to me? I could earn my ticket home in less time than what you offer I think.""Sorry. I can't order him to do something he wouldn't do. And that's why I said I'll pay you lots. You won't just go home. You'll go home rich! So deal? Ten million Berry for every year?"Stansens gasps upon hearing that and accidentally swallows the nails he's been keeping in his mouth until now. After you smack him in the back a few times he recovers from his near death experience and looks you in the eye."How many years did you say you need?"
Fun fact: I had no fucking idea the giant Rayleigh saved is ACTUALLY the guy who became Hajrudins shipwright. Guess I was too consumed by Gerds massive booba
>>5067354Is that important? You gonna need more rewrites?
>>5067362Nah. I just thought it was interesting
It was decided that you probably shouldn't conduct such business openly so you returned to the clinic with Stansen in tow."You sure about that? Forty is about as much as four tens. And that's a lot even for you.""Nah. I won't miss it. As much as I respect the old one I see where that age leads you. Dying old is worthy of respect. But I don't want to wither away until I can no longer call myself a man. That is no life, only torture. So yes. I'll happily take 400.000.000 for it.""A'ight. And look! Here comes the money!"The treasure pile you ordered arrives and Stansen is looking quite excited at the sight of it. Lyda then steps between him and the gold and extends her hand."Stansen. Do you accept this gold in return for forty years of your life?""I do!"The giant touches Lydas hand to shake it but he freezes up and his face shrinks down like he just licked a really, REALLY sour lemon. Lyda then sucks out those forty years he just parted with through his finger and it looks like a glowing cloud from up close. The strange substance collapses into a hand sized ball as Lyda holds it up. Stansen then wipes some saliva off his shirt."Hell! You were not joking! Well, I won't question why you need that or how you did it. I'll just be taking my money. Thank you captain.""No. Thank you! Sitches? We happy?""Yeap!"You move inside where the body still remains and with shaking hands Lyda gives the collected life force to the body. At first nothing changes. The heart continues beating as if nothing happened. But then you start to hear sounds coming from the body and you quickly move to take the bellow out of her mouth. A moment later the seemingly lifeless corpse takes her first breath. She has been born. You try to speak up but Lyda hushes you as she watches her creation eagerly. Finally you see movements. She's opening her eyes. The creature is visibly distraught as she squints. The light must be hurting her eyes. Not able to do much more she cries out perhaps in fear, perhaps in pain. Unable to contain herself Lyda rushes forward to help her but she may have gotten carried away as her new creation gets scared of her. She tries to get away but she's clearly not familiar with her own body and can't move properly."Shhhhh. It's okay. It's okay! I'm a friend. Don't be scared! Look Silver! She's beautiful!""Why isn't she talking?""I don't think she can. She was just born. She'll learn quickly, her brain is quite good. But I'll take care of her until then. Oh, you must be freezing! I need a blanket!"Lyda runs away, leaving you with the "newborn". It hasn't calmed down one bit and only didn't run away because it can't. Judging by her compound eyes she's deathly terrified of you and well, everything.>Touch it>Talk to it>"What will you name her?">Other?
>>5067379>>Touch itShe cold?Silver warm
>>5067379>hug our new daughter
>>5067379>>Talk to it
>>5067382To expand on thisBat form, wrap her in our wings
>>5067379 she's deathly terrified of you and well, everything....We're still covered in blood and guts arn't we? As subtle as a train crash and with about as much common sense. >Touch itNice and calmlike, and maybe later bribe with sandwiches As for names? Shelley, one piece loves to... Take inspirations... yes... Inspiration, and Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein so that sounds about right.
>>5067379feed it must be hungry it's got an empty stomach(I assume)
>>5067426I like hugs, I bet Silver likes hugs. I bet Silver also knows very much what it's like to be alone, scared and surrounded... We just need to do whatever he wished someone else did for him back then and show some affection.
>hug our new daughter
She seems like she's cold. Cold, scared and alone. Well your gory appearance probably does not help with that. But you know something that might. You sprout a pair of wings from your back and walk over to her. It's odd that she wasn't especially scared by the stunt that you pulled but then again, everything is equally as strange to her. As she's trembling like an autumn leaf you reach over and gently touch her shoulder. The way she stiffens and stares at you shows just how utterly terrified she is. Gotta change that. Softly, gently you pull her closer and hug her before wrapping your wings around her."Hello. Welcome."Though the act of hugging did not take the tension away her shivering body appreciates the warmth coming from yours and so she clings hard to take in as much of it as possible. Seeing how you got her attention you start to hum a little. Your voice is not the greatest and you can't sing but even you can manage this much. It is your favorite song and the only one you know by heart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjuImlE3-LQA bit later you hear her calming down and relaxing in your arms. Lyda returns to this and sees you holding the girl in your arms. She brought the blanket she promised as well as some hot soup. It takes some convincing to make her tolerate Lydas presence as well and even then she's still wary of you. But once she can come close she shows the girl how to eat soup and the smell of the food does the rest. She inquisitively goes for the hot liquid which allows you to put the blanket on her. As she's carefully sipping the soup straight from the bowl Lyda looks at you."She's beautiful. Thank you!""Thank me for what? You did all the work. I just brought coffee and pancakes!""Yes. I guess I did. But I couldn't without you. What do you think we should name her?""I have one name and it's stolen. I'm not very good with those.""How about Shelley?""Hmmmm. That's a pretty name. I like it! What do you think, how much time will she need to grow up?""Hard to say. But a minute ago she couldn't move. Now she can hold and lift a bowl in her hands. She's learning fast. I'll do my best to teach her!"
"Cool! And so will I!""Erm. I'd appreciate if you didn't Silver.""But I wanna!""I know. But I don't think that'd be smart. You can come and play with her as much as you want, if you promise to be gentle. But I'll handle her education. It's for the best."That is such bullshit that you can hardly believe. But it's probably smart."Can I trust you to help me with that? I think she'd do well with a friend like you.""Yup!""Heh. You know, it's funny. The way we worked together and now this, it's almost like she's our little daughter!""Huh? She isn't?""I mean. She is. But not really?""But. We made her together didn't we?""T-That's not what that- No never mind.""Oh come on! You can't leave me hanging like that! What did you want to say?""N-Nothing! It's not important!""Tch. Sometimes I don't get you guys. Anyway if you want to be like that I'm leaving. I need to eat something and a shower. Get her dressed in a meantime. I'll arrange a new bed for you. Oh and you better believe I'm coming over with Bullseye tomorrow!""Of course! And... Silver?""Hmmm?""Thank you!"
And I think that's enough for one day. Next session we'll have a little bit of a time-skip and move on to more exciting stuff againHope to see you guys laterHave a good day!
>>5067472Thanks for running Spooks, I enjoy these little sessions where character interaction are in focus and we get to sit down with the crew. This was wholesome, horrifying, but wholesome and we are indeed the best parent... And also possibly Satan, now that we've gotten into the soul-contract business.
>>5067472Take a nap and I miss us creating Franken Fran.I'm a bit annoyed but at the same time I'm fucking ecstatic that it happened.
Pretty cool that Stitches got a chance to show off her fruit this time around.She has my favorite original ability from this quest, and I like to imagine that every time she uses it a cash register sound effect plays.
>>5067690>I like to imagine that every time she uses it a cash register sound effect plays.Dude, same.
Read the archives and caught up, just wanted to say great job Spooks and players. Fantastic quest. I forgot I once loved One Piece.
>>5067782Welcome aboard mate! Do enjoy your stay, anything you'd like to weigh in on, plans for the future, favorite character/scene etc etc?>>5067756>>5067690And here I thought it was just me, but yea, our Stitches has a really interesting set of powers and I quite like how its massive but limited by available resources... Also imagine the rest of the crew going "So, Silver... There's about half a billion missing from, what did you do?""Me and Stitches made a new friend!""Silver... You can't just fucking throw money at rand-""Nono, you don't get it. We *Made* a new friend!"
>>5067970"... out of money?"
>>5068007"That, souls stuff, and body parts!"Also pic related. We might need to check our prices cause we might have overspent on that initial start up purchase.
>>5068026That's for the price of a human soul. we bought some of that premium high-grade Giant soul. Better mileage, and overall less destructive to the environment.
>>5068026Actually in yen that'd be around 75079066And Berri I think is stated to have roughly the same value as the japanese yenWhat that means is, I don't know
>>5068061it means silver has enough money to buy a LOT of humans souls
>>5068061Could we buy souls of Big Mom?Has anyone ever tried that before?
>>5068089I'd argue that'd be like trying to buy Oil from the U.S.I wouldn't rule it out but I'd be hard pressed to believe you could manage a deal.
>>5068256i mean you could, shits just at a massive premium is what it means, doubly so since big mom is only one of a very few suppliers.
>>5068089Considering Mamas ambitions I doubt she'd be willing to sell the souls she collectedShe's not a fan of anyone leaving her kingdom. Don't see why she'd willingly hand over their lifeforce when she basically needs it constantly as she enchants even food with them
I'm done with that shitty night class I took for the most part. Meaning my Tuesdays and Wednesdays have been freed. I won't be able to run tomorrow so...>Next session is on Thursday 15:00 GMT>>5067782Good to have you anonHave any feedback you'd like to share?
>>5056730I wonder if the girls in the know have a backup plan for when he does learn and if they can even take responsibility for him learning on a person?
>>5058096Oh my god.....we're edgy Peter Pan...
>>5063916>>5063927I have heard the sound of liquid gold
>>5067970>>5069342Thanks bros. Fishman Island and the teaparty were both really great, I like Big Mom and Murray. I feel like it's been a while since a really dangerous fight with someone on Silver's level like Cooper or the Sheriff was had, though that is probably more to do with him stomping everyone lately than anything.
>>5070085We fly off into the sunset with our Captain Hook stand in, in a black ship.
Maybe getting a defective SMILE wasn’t such a bad thing for Killer.
>>5070471>skinny jeans elephantyo that shit's scary
>>5070471Funkfreed - Sicko Mode
>>5070208Captain Hook literally got eaten by a gator in the movie of his name, I'd argue Peter Pan is rightly about as edgy as us. Still though not a bad analogy.
>>5071305Book Pan is kind of an asshole.
Time flies. One day you're hard at work at Build-a-Fren and the next suddenly six months have passed. It's just the nature of things. The more fun you have the faster the years slip by. Much has changed since at your humble abode. Outer Heaven kept growing. What only generously could be called a fort is now the size of a large town, becoming wider and sprouting a few more towers and a few rollercoasters appeared. But this expansion has come to a stop not too long ago. No real reason for that. Just that the place hit its limit. There was no more need to build anything. There is only a very finite number of people active in the New World at any given time and not all of them take a day off at the same time. Not to mention how that number can suddenly decrease overnight. Today you may see a regular drinking in his usual spot, tomorrow you hear he was tied to a cannon which was then fired. Such is the pirate life.And while you were busy growing your little empire others were equally active. Things are changing. News of other rookies dropping out or making big plays of their own shake the world each and every day. Capone "Gang" Bege got mixed up with Big Mom. He ceased to be a player for the security of having a Yonko over him. X Drake was the same but with someone else. Supposedly after crossing the Red Line he went and swore fealty to Kaido and he's been working his way up the ladder since. "Big Eater" Jewelry Bonney is still missing. She's so gone that nobody has even heard of her since Marineford. Most have written her off as dead or worse. The Bonney Pirates are no more. Trafalgar Law did something you did not expect and took one of the seats of the Shichibukai. From what you heard he made a very dark deal where he offered the still beating heart of a hundred pirates in exchange for the position. Eustass "Captain" Kids boldness got the better of him. He tried his luck against Big Mom and failed miserably. Right after recovering he went on to butt heads with Red Hair of all people and he may have bitten off more than he can chew with that one. There is some gossip regarding him and if it's even partly true then it's not pretty. The others are much less outstanding, keeping to their usual business. But you did hear that the "Mad Monk" Urouge is preparing for something big. And of course, Goofy is still missing. That's not going to change for another year.
And you? Nothing special. No big plays, no big ambitions. Just a lad working in his field. Trying to make a living for yourself. Aside the typical raiding and butting heads with other prominent forces you've been focusing at your home. When Shelley was born people had mixed reactions to her. Some naturally freaked out as knowledge of the "monster" became more and more known. But your crew mates took it surprisingly well. After the initial shock wore off they were quite astonished that you managed to fulfill Lydas dream. That is not to say that she's content now. Once your big dream becomes reality it's time for the next one. She's still trying to study life itself and how to "enhance" the form of Shelley. She's even entertaining the thought of making more. The creation of a new race! Now that is something.As for your little girl, because of course she is, she's developing well. Despite being six months old she's a smart cookie. She can now move, talk reasonably well and her curious mind absorbs knowledge like a sponge. You and Will play with her pretty much every day, Ann enjoys dressing her up like a doll every day and pretty much all the others try to pitch in with her education to sate her insatiable mind. She's very much a child still, probably along the levels of a six years old and definitely not fit to the pirate life. But hey at least she seems to like the bright lights, happy music and the different attractions of the place. Especially the fish-children that have been visiting Outer Heaven as a safer alternative to Sabaody.But enough about them. Today is card day! You're playing poker with a group of six others. There are not many who are willing to play with you. Your reputation as a "lucky bastard" precedes you. So you cherish every moment of gametime you can get. These lads decided to took their chance and they are paying for it. Despite managing to beat you once or twice they are at a net loss. But for some reason they don't seem to mind so much. If you didn't know better you'd think they didn't just come to have a fun game with you and in fact they want something. In fact one of them just dropped quite a juicy piece of information."What did you just say?""Ah well, you haven't heard captain? The government is up to no good!""Kek. When are they? The new fleet commander is spicing things up!""That rat bastard Red Dog? Yeah Akainu is a pain but this ain't about him. You know the Pacifista don't you?""Ye. Those things. Don't hate them just don't like them. Fights with them are slow like molasses. Mess up my groove. Why?""Word is they are not satisfied with them. They cost as much as a warship and work well in Paradise. But they are basically chew toys for New World pirates.""Not good chew toys. They get stuck in your teeth. Very annoying. Anyway how do you guys know about this?"
"Ooooh. Lotsa people know about it captain. Check this out!"One of the scallywags takes out a metal ingot and puts it down on the table. Curious, you take the thing and give it a quick whiff before licking it. It's definitely not steel. You give it a bite and it dents after putting up a fair bit of resistance but right after you take it out your mouth the thing springs back into shape."Oh?""That's Wapometal captain! Ever heard about it?""No.""Heh. Not surprised. There is one place in the world that you can get it and they only sell to the Government. It's the Dark Drum Kingdom. Used to be a small kingdom before some guy named Wapol came around and coopted it. Supposedly has a wacky ability that lets him make this Wapometal. Became so successful and rich selling it that he became the king and made the kingdom join the World Government. They don't even have to pay taxes, just supply this metal to them so they are filthy rich. THAT's the stuff the Pacifista are made out of.""Dark Drum Kingdom? Wow. Someone worse than me at naming stuff.""Agreed. They say the filthy landlubber was the king of the original Drum Kingdom but got kicked out and even became a pirate. Shows how much the government cares if you're rich! Anyway people have been seeing more and more shipments come from the place. Big ol' treasure ships escorted by entire fleets. Methinks you put the fear of god into them captain, but that's just me.""So? If they sell stuff to WoGov why is that a surprise?""Because the shipments are more tightly secured than a librarians miniskirt! Even more than usual. AND they aren't going to Marineford but someplace else. Sadly nobody has the guts to trail them. Too many guns.""Uh-huh.""And I have a mate at the news. Supposedly the seagulls are paying Morgans big. They want propaganda posters of the Pacifista printed. Why would they do that if they don't have a big announcement about them? It all makes sense!""Right. And why bring that up now?""Well me and me mates here thought long and hard about it. These whitecoat fucks are thinking about pissin' in our bowl o' soup again just like with the old man last year. We say it's time we reminded them why they ought to fear us. We're planning on gathering a small fleet and raiding the place nice and proper like! We sink all their ships, steal all their Wapometal and then sell it to the Yonko! Maybe if we're lucky we can capture Wapol and sell it back to the government for even more Berri! Well? What do you say captain? Pretty neat huh! We thought we might consult the expert raider on the matter.">That sounds like a party! Count me in!>That sounds like a party. Count me out>You're dumb. Why go after the old stuff when you can have new stuff? I'd raid the place they take the metal to!>Other?
>>5071502Ooh, this one's actually a toughie. Gonna have to think on it.I know one thing for certain though, we're not gonna let this slide. It's like the WG put Kelloggs in a urinal and told us not to piss in it.
>>5071502>Other?>Take the bar to Tiny and have him take a look and see if it'll be useful for anything before you decide to raid the place.Fucking around for fun is good, fucking around for profit is better, fucking around for upgrades is BEST.
>>5071502You're dumb. Why go after the old stuff when you can have new stuff? I'd raid the place they take the metal to!There is think here, nobody can kepp a fort at full readiness all The time... Also, Chuck the metals into the ocean and we create fishman salvaging Jobs! No need to haul off with it!
>You're dumb. Why go after the old stuff when you can have new stuff? I'd raid the place they take the metal to!>>They probably have a whole horde of other cool stuff waiting there for us.>>>Take the bar to Tiny and have him take a look and see if it'll be useful for anything before you decide to raid the place.
A'ight. Looks like we got enough votes now>writing
>>5071587Three seems awfully short, but there arnt any dissenting votes so fair enough. Also, since taking a young and impressionable Shelly with us is either a Great or horrible idea. Perhaps we could ask Shirahoshi to babysit? I'm sure nobody would read to much into that. At all.
>Other?>Take the bar to Tiny and have him take a look and see if it'll be useful for anything before you decide to raid the place.regeneratemetal to a new arm to silver and update our weapon's is good
"Kekeke! You guys are dumb!"You start waving the bar around to point at them with it."Why go after the old stuff when there is shiny new stuff to plunder? I'd go where they are taking the metal to. I bet they have a whole lot more interesting stuff there as well!""Well yeah cap'n. But the problem is that whoever tries to find out where they are taking the booty to will surely get blasted to pieces before they'd get close enough to the place. That there be the problem.""Uh-huh. Whatever. Anyway, go fish!"You slam down your cards on the table and the four aces are revealed to the other pirates."You can keep your money. But I'm taking this! Good game!"With the bar still in your hand you leave the group of captains and make your way to the forge where as always Tiny is hard at work. Maintaining a city keeps him busy enough throughout the days but he always has time for you. He seems to be in a good mood as he's hammering something into shape with thundering hammer strikes. When you squint hard enough you make out a much smaller silhouette close to him being drowned out by the glow and the shimmering heat of the forge. It's Shelley jumping up and down with each swing of the hammer. She's probably enjoying the rumbling feeling she feels when Greki swings his hammer. But when she spots you she stops clapping fast and starts jumping instead. You see her trying to jump down from up high but Tiny is stopping her from harming herself. When you finally make your way up there she jumps you. Literally."Papa!""Hey! I told you to call me Silver!""She can't hear you Silver. I had her plug her ears with wax. Wouldn't wanna hurt the young lass now would we?""Ah."You decide to tolerate the girl clinging onto you with all six of her limbs wrapped around you."That's smart.""Got some work for me? Ya don't usually come to check on me work.""Yup! Can you take a look at this?"You hurl it up to him and he catches it between two fingers."Hmmmm. I'll most certainly try. The old peeper is not as sharp as he used to be."Rummaging around he takes out a rather large glass lens."My. Where in blazes did you find this?""A couple guys brought it to me. Apparently the Government makes the Pacifista out of this. It's called Wapometal!"You reply to him as you pull out a smoothbore bullet and roll it between your fingers to amuse Shelley."Fascinating! Such sheen! I can't make out what metals this alloy is made out of.""So it's good?""It's an abomination! There are no marks left by the forging. Whatever this is it was not made by a man. I see several traits from multiple metals at once, as if somehow multiple bars of metal became one. And these bonds-"He puts the metal sample on the anvil and hits it with all his fury. Greki grimaces as the pancake shaped metal slowly reforms itself into the bar it was but a moment ago."It's locked. It returns to the structure it was set in. I'm not even sure if anything can be made out of this."
>>5071616Aw hell its bootleg adamantium.Wait, how the fuck are the marines using it then?
"The whitecoats found a way.""Aye. That would explain how those machines of theirs are so tough. No matter how much damage you inflict on them they'd slowly bend back to shape. The only way to deal with them would be-""Tearing them apart.""Aye. How we've been killing them. Now I get why those things blow up when they die. Not to take us with them. But to make sure nobody can loot the metal. Devious. Do we know where this stuff comes from?""Yup! Some place called Dark or Blacked Drum Kingdom. I don't know.""Sounds like something you named.""I KNOW! They must be stopped!""Actually, I'd say we give them a visit. It's been a whole year since we did anything noteworthy to the marines and the thought of them having this is chilling me to the bone. Making toy soldiers is one thing. But this could be made into so many worse things.""Yeah. And that's what they are doing now.""Pardon?""They are taking a bunch to some island somewhere. Probably to make better Pacifista or something.""Then we hit that!""My thoughts exactly!"Greki takes another look at the wapometal and frowns."What should be done about this? If it were up to me I'd just toss it in the ocean. I don't like the look of it. But you're the captain. Any orders?""Hmmmmmm.">My arm could use some work. Make a gizmo out of it and stick it in there!>Toy soldiers hmmm? I know! Shelley! Want a new toy?>Nah. Just toss it.>Other?
>>5071633Vegapunk. If they got something bullshit it's safe to assume Vegapunk
>>My arm could use some work. Make a gizmo out of it and stick it in there!
>>5071634>My arm could use some work. Make a gizmo out of it and stick it in there!We got Argent for cutting and Parley for blasting. We need something for piercing damage for those hard to slash fuckers.I'm thinking a retractable spike in the wrist as a surprise attack, and of course we have to name him.>>5071635Fair.
>>5071634>Hell no! This stuff is great, it's almost as tough as i am! I don't know who makes this stuff, but i want more of it! No, i want the guy who makes it!>We could reinforce EVERYTHING with this stuff!
>>5071634>>My arm could use some work. Make a gizmo out of it and stick it in there!
>>5071634>Toy soldiers hmmm? I know! Shelley! Want a new toy?God she is wholesome. And adorable
>Hell no! This stuff is great, it's almost as tough as i am! I don't know who makes this stuff, but i want more of it! No, i want the guy who makes it!>We could reinforce EVERYTHING with this stuff!
Alright. New arm! And better not get too excited about Wapol yet. After all you decided to go after the "new place" first>writing
>>5071634>Hell no! This stuff is great, it's almost as tough as i am! I don't know who makes this stuff, but i want more of it! No, i want the guy who makes it!>We could reinforce EVERYTHING with this stuff!>Toy soldiers hmmm? I know! Shelley! Want a new toy?What about a small Music box. To help spark that childlike wonderment, and to give her a unbreakable keepsake.
>>5071668Wapol doesnt matter much until we Have the means to produce uncursed things with the alloy... Then we go have a friendly visit, Silver Style
"Nah this stuff is great! It's almost as tough as I am! I don't know who makes this stuff but I want more of it! No! I want the guy who makes it! Imagine how much cool stuff we could do! We could upgrade everything on the island to be unbreakable and have leftovers to make never breaking toys!""You're still upset about that wind-up robot?""IT WAS SHODDY CRAFTSMANSHIP AND I WAS SCAMMED!""Ye literally don't know the meaning of restraint lad."You look down at Shelley questioning yourself. She sees that you are giving her a concerned look and she nestles up to you so you pat her head. Nah. It was totally those merchants duping you."Anyway do you think you can make something out of that thing for me?""Hmmmm? I mean I could try lad. Can't promise anything though. Also don't know how me curses would react to this thing. But what do ye want?""I was thinking about a music box for Shelley first. But I don't think a cursed toy would be a good idea. So a gizmo for my arm will do for now. Then we'll use that to get MORE, figure out how to work it with some regular guys and make toys out of it later!""Hmph. As you wish. Then let me ask you to show your arm and take a step back. This may get messy."After glancing at your arm and taking your measurements Greki gets to work. For the first time since you met him he looks like he's actually struggling with his work and he needs to crank up the heat of the forge to work at peak performance. It almost looks and sounds like the metal is a living creature that's actively fighting back so Tiny has to literally beat it into submission. The giant comes out of his forge blackened by soot and with his shirt missing, only his apron and pants remain. Even his magnificent beard was singed. With a deep and weary sigh he takes a pair of giant tweezers and pries open your arm to operate on it. The thing he installs in the middle looks like an ordinary metal spike."What is this?""It's a pointed stick. That's all I could manage. This infernal stuff is harder to mold than I thought. There. I had to adjust your arm to make room for it. How does it feel?"As he closes the arm you give it a few test motions."I don't feel that different. A bit heavier but not by much. How do I use it?""Well the arm should split down the middle with your devilry. After that it's all yours."Not much to go by but alright. You walk up to Grekis anvil which dwarfs most buildings and test things out on it. You pull your arm back and it opens up vertically to reveal the shiny stake which you hit with the vibrations from Silver Style as you punch with it. You hear several rhythmic booming sounds before a huge crack appears in the anvil running all the way to the top."I love it!""Sigh. Ye owe me an anvil now.""Aw don't cry! We'll get you made one out of Wapometal!""I'd rather die honestly."
>>5071679Wait a minute...>wapol metal can take multiple preset forms>cursed items move and act on their own>we could create cursed machines that work under their own power, possibly forever>we could create cursed weapons that bind to their owner, and try to kill anyone else who uses themimagine for a moment>you steal one of Heaven's Blades>it's amazing, practically unbreakable and razor sharp>suddenly, it starts to shift in your hand>spikes erupt from the handle, piercing your hand before curving back inwards like fish hooks>you can't let go of it anymore, not for lack of trying>the blade begins to morph as well, creeping down your arm almost like liquid metal>you use armament to try and stop it from stabbing you>it works, but the blade doesn't give up>two hours later, you get tired>the metal tendrils pierce into your arm and start traveling up through your muscles and bone>the pain is agonizing>the next morning, someone finds your corpse twisted up on the floor with dozens of metal flowers sprouting out of it>the owner comes by to collect their sword, which quickly reverts to it's original shape
>>5071698>"I'd rather die honestly."Man he really hates this stuff. I'm not sure if it's because he thinks it's a personal affront to his craft or because he just thinks it's that shitty to work with.
>>5071698>we have a pile bunkerAmazing
>>5071711It's basically boomer hating new stuff mixed with "get that fucking magic shit out of my sight! that is not the proper way to do things"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xr_NLGXA-o
>>5071698poor Tiny his real curse is having common sense while being on Silvers crew.
>>5071715In his defense this is actually magic bullshit. In fact it could be argued to be literal magical shit because it's only made in the gut of a devil-fruit using asshole.
>>5071713We obviously need to name him Buster.
>>5071700Don't forget we have a cursed ship that could make the greatest use out of the metal, and if we want her to stand up to the new world, self regenerating armor and/or morphable cannons would do her wonders. Maybe even humanoid form to punch anyone getting to handsy on her deck.
>>5071728Even better, she's be able to kick Silvers ass for his dumbshittery personally, instead of through proxy.
>>5071729I would expect nothing less of our resident tsundere.I will also jump on the Buster train.
>>5071700I like where your evils at, but make it a doorknob instead of a fancy pantsu sword.>>5071728-regenerating cannonsAnon, you just solved one of the biggest issues of the timeperiod: how to stuff More boom into the tube without dying
You then pull your hand free of the broken metal and see that the wapometal also got wrecked quite considerably. There is a big flat circle in the middle, likely it got flattened when you hit the anvil the first time. But there is still more of the spike going down. Likely it seeped into the initial crack, hardened inside and kept transmitting the shockwaves from the inside. But before your very eyes it's slowly reverting to being a regular rod and then a mechanism that Greki installed retracts the stake back where it belongs with a cool reloading sound."Oh cool! Looks like I don't need to be gentle with this one!""Aye. That's the one upside.""Don't be like that! Come on! Wash up and get some fresh clothes. We're assembling the crew!""Aye aye.""Come on Shelley! We gotta gather the friends!"After asking a few couriers to send word for your crewmembers everyone gathers at your usual seat at the very center of the place and you begin feasting whilst waiting for Greki to show up."Sho. You got a gig again?""That's right Hook! The time to poke the marines is upon us once again! It's been a while. And we can get some good stuff out of it!""Such as?"You make a show of your new gadget and give the others a brief explanation of it. The others seem to be intrigued by this development. And how could they not be? This strange new metal is huge. If you managed to disrupt the governments operations not only would you set them back by a lot but also come out of it very well. But there are a few problems with the whole thing. Firstly, you only know where the stuff is being made, not where it's being taken. It'd be logical to attack the Black Drum Kingdom first. Maybe they know where it's being taken. Or if you're lucky you'll find an export ship going out of there and you can tail it. HOWEVER. There is the small issue of the other gang of pirates. If they are planning an attack they could make a mess of things. They could alarm the marines which would make them tighten security even more. Or they could do such a good job they erase all traces leading to the navy operation. Or make things even harder for you in ways you can't even imagine. It may be necessary to consult them regarding the matter.Sipping your glass of milk you start pondering the matter.>Better talk with them. Maybe you can come to an agreement>Nah. They aren't worth it. You don't need to interact with them>Muscle in and tell them that they won't be doing anything until you're done>Other?
Phew. Finally. It's out. It's not healthy to have four or five plots in your head at times. I couldn't decide which one to use right now
>Better talk with them. Maybe you can come to an agreement>>If diplomacy doesn't clear, use Conquerors and make it clear YOUR in charge
>>5071747>Capture the pirates, interrogate them, offer them their lives, limbs and freedom for the info you want>If it turns out well, you'll even pay them a nice sum>have lydia seal them in blocks of seastone until you get back, assign someone to keep them alive
>>5071747>Better talk with them. Maybe you can come to an agreementFair is fair, they found this out first and still came to us. Its only right to make sure we all can get the biggest haul we can. The most successful raid is one where everyone knows what the fuck they're doing.
>>5071755>>Better talk with them. Maybe you can come to an agreement.If things don't go well we could fall back on >>5071756
>>5071747>>Nah. They aren't worth it. You don't need to interact with them
>>5071747>Better talk with them. Maybe you can come to an agreement>>5071755>If diplomacy doesn't clear, then it's time for Parley insteadusing some fish-men to tail a shipment hidden like might be ideal.
>>5071747>Better talk with them. Maybe you can come to an agreementThey came to us, wouldn't be Nice or fair to screw them over... However teamwork makes the dream work and if the marines were hit in two places at once their ability to respond to either raid would be greatly diminished.And if we point out that a treasure shop sunk is almost as good as one captured... Well well.
Time for parlay! No, not that one>writing
>>5071786Maybe that one. Let's keep our options open.
"Well. Fair is fair. And we better not step on each others toes."After a bit of asking around you manage to find the place where the pirates you heard the info from have hauled up. As you get within earshot of the place you make out some very angry shouting from the background. Someone is very angry indeed. You see a chair flying through the air and a table being flipped on some poor sap. The victim doesn't even try to get up as his assailant jumps on the table and starts pouring a bottle of liquor all over them."So let me get this straight. I leave you ding dongs alone for five minutes after docking and the first thing you do is you open your big mouth and tell everyone about our plan?!""G-gah! No chief! It was just the one man I swear! And it was-"STOMP"I don't CARE who it was! I told you to keep your mouths shut! Well if you like running it so much then you better open up! Because I got a whole lotta crates where this came from! Come on! Drink!""Ahem.""Huh?"The spiky haired girl looks up from the man he was tormenting and she seems very annoyed."The fuck are you? The staff? Get lost. Can't you see I'm busy?""N-No chief that's the man!""Huh? Him? Well that makes things easier. Though you didn't say he was a fishfuck.""Not him! HIM!""Huuuuh?""Hello. My name is Silver! I want to talk! And please stop breaking my stuff. Unless you'll pay in which case break away!"She gets off the table and walks up to you. She leans in so close her left eyeball is touching the only one you have. From this close it looks like she's not much older than you, has spiky yellow hair and smells bitter, almost peppery."And if I don't? What then shorty?""Not that short."You focus and release a burst of your conquerors haki for intimidation purposes."Flexing are you shorty? Well fuck you!"Suddenly you feel a spark going off between you and the room begins to shake. Mugs, then chairs and then tables start to fly around the place before the pirates you played cards with and Shelley collapse."I can do that too! But alright! At least you're interesting enough! So let's talk!"
And that's it for today unfortunately.See you guys on the weekend! Most likely on SaturdayHave a nice day y'all!
>>5071830See ya boss, thanks for the run.
>>5071829>Shelley collapse.this might escalate
>>5071829>bullying Shelleythats asking for a proper ass whoopin
>>5071839>>5071850Now now, she only passed out because she ain't got stronk willpower yet, too young in the brain see. It's just a bad coincidence that shouty bitch has stank eye powers as well.But since she set the chain of events in motion that led to the knocking out of build-a-daughter we have to break her nose. Unacceptable.
>>5071830Thanks for running Spooks!
>>5071829>Mugs, then chairs and then tables start to fly around the place before the pirates you played cards with and Shelley collapseJust cave her face in a little bit, come on, not a whole lot just a little, that's all i'm askin' is just a little punch right there in the noggin' is all
>>5071839>>5071850>>5071951Silver was the first one tho throw haki into the mix it's kinda his fault
>>5072386Is this the face of a man who gives a shit?Don't answer that. You can't see my face.But i guaran-fuckin'-tee you it's not.
>>5072484Well that's bad parenting. Are you saying Silver is ok with being a bad parent?
>>5072503Being a bad parent is letting it happen.Being a good parent is breaking the jaw of the one who did it.Being a faggot is what you're doing.
>>5072526No anon, being a bad parent is causing your child harm then blaming it on others. If Silver is gonna be a papa he has to take responsibility otherwise he should never have made a life.Faggot
>>5072536I'm gonna cause *you* harm, you sextuple nigger.
>>5072543With all the cock-snot sticking you to your mother's computer chair the only harm you'll cause is nausea to whoever discovers your bloated, yeast ridden corpse parked in front of a 5 hour sissy trainer compilation. You diabetic bitch.
What is this nonce talk I'm hearing? Taking responsibility? For your own actions?What are you? Fucking gay?
Enter the roomActivate Conqueror's HakiRefuse to elaborateLeave
>>5072582We are choosing the form of our destructor!Is all I'm really saying.
>>5072586>enter the room>physically abuse a woman>refuse to elaborate further>leaveShould have stuck with the classics. Seriously though this bitch shows up to someone's crib and doesn't even know who it belongs to? What an absolute tool.
>>5072642This sounds like weenie talk., we need to slap the shit out of this chick for hurting Shelley then we can go from there, it's the principles of the matter m8.
>>5071829>"Hello. My name is Silver!"And it might be a sin, but I'll help you raid; we're gonna get paid cause I'm the worst that's ever been!Ship raising up your bow and let loose that pirate Yarr, Cause Silvers in the New World and the devils deals the cards! Now if you win you get that shiny metal from Wapol, but if you lose our Lyda gets your soul! *Sorry, couldn't help myself. >>5072546>>5072536>>5072503>>5072386You're weird. This is clearly her fault since she decided to hurt our little Shelley. I also have a nagging sensation that she'd be down for it and be more willing to cooperate if we throw down... >>5072708New World, she has Conquerors. Odds are she might not be dumb, but simply not give a shit and be convinced she's the biggest fish in this pond. Which is very promising indeed.
>>5072828>but simply not give a shit and be convinced she's the biggest fish in this pond.So a complete brainlet. Everyone should know the saying "There's always a bigger fish". Even if you really are the strongest there is you should still at least know who's at where you're going. If for no other reason than the person in charge of the place might be useful.Ugh, kids.
>>5072835I'm just saying, either this pirate has been living under a rock for the last while, or she simply doesn't care because we're kind of known. Hell, even her crew knew very well who we are and what we've been up to. Especially as they mentioned us hitting a treasure ship, her crew did their homework on us. And I'd rather not assume a New Worlds pirate captain, with conquerors, is just dumb when they could just as well be dangerous... And Dumb. Entirely unlike us, as we are smort, but very much like Goofy.
>>5073290That sure is a lot of words for what I'm about to reply.She's a dumb cunt.
>>5073300>>5073290To be somewhat fair to her you have to be a special kind of stupid to be a captain on the Grand Line, and an especially rare kind of stupid to be able to do so in the New World.More importantly than that however is that you need to have a lack of fucks, a severe lack of fucks in fact. If your field of fucks is not barren you need to burn it, salt it, piss on the ashes, and do a little dance on top to be sure it sticks.Anyone who can't do that tends to die or end up in a situation where their common sense kicks in and they head in the other direction. Like that Read or Die wannabe who decided to just retire. To be fair he wanted to kill a fucking empress and retire in her kingdom, presumably with a harem of sex slaves, so points in his favor, but he was still taking the pussy way out.This one is young, bold, and still has all her limbs. If she's still this ballsy when she loses one or an eye then I'll give her the time of day, as it stands she's just another typical captain in the New World. Let's give her the benefit of, well, assuming she's a stupid cunt basically, but a potentially useful one and possibly even a friend if she's dumb enough to let Silver see her as such.
Ignoring the fact that apparently a ghost just came and ransacked the place you look at Shelley and see her eyes being blank and her mouth frothing with foam. Lyda is thankfully here to attend to her so she's not in any real danger but it's still making you feel things that you don't necessarily like."T-Thank god that Conquerors Haki exposure doesn't have any long term effects on the body!"Lyda sighs as she's trying to clean out Shelleys mouth.You look away from her and back at the transgressor."You hurt my friend.""Wha-"She turns back to face you but as soon as she does you smack her in the face as hard as you can. Blood spurts from her mouth and she starts twirling in the air. Or so you think. After one revolution it becomes clear that she's pivoting on her heel. Driven by the force of your punch she spins around and kicks you in the jaw with the same momentum. It seems like you're about to fall on your ass now but you manage to bring yourself to a stop with sheer muscle strength. Glancing back at her your wipe your mouth clear of blood and she spits what's in hers on the ground.She starts bouncing with her fists raised up."Alright! You wanna go? Then let's fucking go! But wanna tell me what that was for? Just so I can put it on your grave?""You attacked my friend!""Me? You dumb or what? This is what happens when two Conquerors clash! So you're the one that knocked the bug out. Who left a greenhorn like you in charge of this place?""Hold on you really don't know who he is?"Jaws steps up."His face was all over the news several times!""WELL I CAN'T READ! You got something against that?"You look at the petulant girl as you're caressing your jaw.>She hurt your friend, disrespected you and dared to fight back. No more nice Silver!>You gave her a good smack and she smacked you back. You're equal now. Time for talking>Other?
>>5073422>You guess it was both your faults. You'll apologize to Shelly later.>You gave her a good smack and she smacked you back. You're equal now. Time for talking>"You're pretty strong. What's your name?"
>>5073422>"WELL I CAN'T READ! You got something against that?"Dear god she's a special kind of stupid. Delegate you fucking clambake, you're a goddamn captain. THAT IS LITERALLY YOUR JOB.>Other?>"I'm Silver, Captain of the Silver Pirates, Celestial Dragon killer, Raider of Stupid Heaven, Ruler of Outer Heaven. I'd give you a card like Morgan does but I haven't got them made and you couldn't read it even if I did. So who the fuck are you?"
>>5073422>You gave her a good smack and she smacked you back. You're equal now. Time for talkingShe talked shit, she got hit. Honour has been satisfied, and I can't help but think that Silver is starting to think could be good fun.
i kinda want to smash this idiot in a different way if you know what i mean
>>5073433Choosing strange over Fishy, Sandersonia, Eliza, Nutmeg, or Doffy.
>>5073422>>You gave her a good smack and she smacked you back. You're equal now. Time for talkingAlso yeah conqueror's haki is kinda indiscriminate.>>5073440DAUNTLESS
Hmmm. I'm surprised you didn't go for the throatAlrighty then>writing
>>5073458>DAUNTLESSFair point and I am shamed for my lack of due diligence.
>>5073440Marcella gang for life.
silver x people what do not like us dead is the true ship
You look at her. She's bleeding still. As she notices that she reaches in and pulls out one of her teeth before tossing it on the ground. That's damage. But much less than what you expected from a full powered punch. At the same time your jaw still hurts. She's strong. Relaxing your muscles you straighten your back and urge her to stand down."Okay. I guess we both messed up. But you'll apologize to Shelley later. Anyway, I'm Silver. Captain of the Silver Pirates. You're pretty strong. What's your name?""Eh? Weaver. Christie Weaver. Pirate. And I'm the one leading these dumbasses who spilt the beans!""I thought they are all captains.""They are. We're an alliance. But they do as I say. Cause I'm strong. Also, are we gonna fight or not?!""No. Unless you wanna.""Bummer. I wanted to kick your ass and take this place! So what do you want?""Well I want to talk about this whole business with the wapometal.""Oh yeah! I forgot about that. You wanna get in my way?!"You shake your head."Good. Then let's sit down and talk. What the hell do you want then?""You guys want to go to the Dark Pumparum Kingdom right? To get all the shiny metal? That's not what I want. I want to find the place they are taking the metal to and rob that!""Oh. That's impossible. But if you want to be stupid then be stupid. Me and the boys will do the smart thing and go after the sensible thing and get rich. Buuuut if you do that and divert the attention of the marines then I won't say no to that.""This girl literally has no clue who we are."Gu scoffs."Has she been living under a rock all this time? How did she make it all the way to the New World?""I told you I CAN'T READ! And what do you think I am? Some Paradise ding dong like you guys? New World born and raised! I'm literally built different!""Actually some of us are from West Blue, thank you very much.""Pfffft. And you think you can play in the big leagues? Sorry bud. But hitting like an ox is not gonna be enough! I gathered almost a dozen of the worst people I could because I know that place will be guarded tighter than a nuns miniskirt! And even with that I'm not comfortable. So we'll just go in, do as much damage as we can, take as much stuff that's not bolted down as we can and get out!""That's your plan?"You ask."Yup! No need to overcomplicate things. Hitting something really hard may not be anything special. But it does send a good, clear message!"
>>5073496I think he means Fishy. I'm also assuming he does because fuck if I know.
mmm but i am support lydia x silver they have a daugther now. and what simp in this vote if i was here i was vote for cut her throatwith ourt fang's or cut a arm or eye
>>5073495I think this girl might actually be dumber than we are.I'm not sure if I'm scientifically intrigued or professionally insulted.
>>5073502Yes. Definetly. >>5073500No destroying Outer Heaven or bullying retarded people, they need all the help they can get!That said I'm totally down for some post-raiding celebratory bloodshed in the spirit of a good ol' time. Or any other reason we can think of, both Silver and this Christie seems to be up for it so why not? Hell, might even end with friendship... I could see it.
>>5073500I-I-I-I'm I'm I think I'm having a stroke just trying to decypher this
>>5073511He wants to replace Fishy with Lyda and beat the snot out of Christie here, possibly maiming her in the process.Should I be worried that it seems clear enough to me?
>>5073516Nah, just means you've got a skill you can use to make money. Someone has to translate the mealy mouth pseudo literate bullshit that comes out of a politicians mouth.
As you have your little talks one of the captains that Weaver just beat up gets up from the ground and weakly asks the leader of their alliance something."B-But captain! Wouldn't it be better if we had more help? Captain Silver is a famous super rookie. Maybe-""Urgh-"Christie starts rubbing her hair ferociously before flinging her hand at the man and you see something shoot out of her hand."Shut up! You're annoying!"Four yellow darts fly at the man which appear to be composed of some sort of liquid. Seeing them activates Gus almonds and he quickly snatches them out of the air with his bare hands. The darts quickly turn into beads of viscous fluid in his hand which he wastes no time putting in his disfigured mouth. He smacks his lips a few times."Hmmmm. Not bad. But I must ask you to refrain from doing that again.""Holy shit! Did you just eat that?! That's rad!""The venom of the poison dart frog is a rare delicacy. So I thank you for that. But if hundreds of people started dying because of you we'd have to kill you.""Hmmmm."She crosses her legs and starts thinking."I'm not gonna split my loot. This is already too much for me. But I see that you aren't all ding dongs. If you can pack this kind of a punch then maybe you're worth considering. So what's your offer? What do you want?">Let's just make sure we attack at the same time. That should be enough>Come with us if you want real loot>I thought we might work together but you are way too coocoo for my taste. Sorry>Other?
>>5073523>>Let's just make sure we attack at the same time. That should be enoughGonna go steal us a kingThen get Lyda to swap out his fruit
>>5073523>>Come with us if you want real lootWhich she won't agree to, and that's alright. That's just a big ask to get to be happy with mutual support and an escape plan etc, because we're both gonna be laden down with loot by the end of it!But if we accidentally convince her to not be a wuss then I sure as hell wouldn't be sad!And so>Let's just make sure we attack at the same time. That should be enough>>5073530That was kind of a one-time thing. And I'd like to keep it that way
>>5073523>>Let's just make sure we attack at the same time. That should be enough
>>5073532Why's that? At this point we have the infrastructure to support having a bunch of devil fruit users. e don't even need to give it to one of the main crew to have access to a user with that ability we have a surplus of loyal people.
>>5073523>>Let's just make sure we attack at the same time. That should be enoughThey can go for the metal, I say we grab ourselves a King. I don't think we've stolen one of those yet.
You give each other some mutual respect and stay out of each others way>writing>>5073542You're not going to the Black Drum Kingdom. That has been decided already. You're going where they are taking the metal. Weavers group is going after Wapol
>>5073562Ah misread that bit. Meh, didn't really know what we'd do with the guy anyway. Lets go fuck with some marines.
>>5073562Ah shit right
>>5073541Purely from a storytelling standpoint, once it becomes a thing we do on the semi-regular we end up basically chasing pokemon rather then being a pirate!
>>5073574A fair concern but I don't see why Silver himself wouldn't consider it since he's been scooping up power ups where ever he can.
>>5073598Because there is someone already doing that
You're pretty sure she's going to refuse an outright alliance. And frankly you don't care much about it either. The one "kinda alliance" you had with Rigami still leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Maybe such partnerships are just not meant to be among pirates. So you go for something else."How about this? We go out together. We find this island. I go where they are taking the shipments and we go our separate ways.""Fair.""And. We keep contact with den den mushi and attack at the same time.""Yeah. I can live with that."She takes her hand and spits in it. You do the same and shake on it in agreement. With the pact being made you start to go over what they know about the place. Turns out, not a whole lot. Weavers allies already told you pretty much every bit of information they have. All there is to know is that the "Evil Black Drum Kingdom" supplies the World Government its metal, it's very rich and of course very protected. But here's the kicker. It's not in the Grand Line. The island is in fact located in the South Blue which is a big problem. Not only would you have to cross the Calm Belt but also the Red Line to get to it as only the North and West Blues are adjacent to the New World. You're gonna need to prepare a lot of supplies to get there. But it also raises a few questions."How are we gonna do that? I almost died in the Calm Belt last time. Hmmmm. Can you guys fly?""No dummy. But we got a safe way to get there. How do you think the government does it? They line the underside of their ships with Seastone and so the seakings don't notice them. We also had ours fitted but it wasn't cheap.""Hmmmm. I think we can do that too. We get lots of seastone for the crabs anyway. Oh, speaking of the sea. I get an idea!""Well, what is it?""How are you going to steal all that metal?""With our ships, duh!""Nah. That will slow you down. And you won't be able to steal as much. Dump it all in the sea!""WHAT? You dumbass! How do you think we'll get it back then?!""We have to go through Fish-man Island anyway. Ask some people there if they want to make some money. Dump the metal in the water, have them ferry it. That way you can easily get away from the place faster when the marines show up!""Tch. And split our share even further? Fat chance!""Alright. Be that way. I'll get some anyway."After the talks are done Shelley got back to her senses and you decided to start stocking up for the journey ahead as it's going to be a long and dangerous one. Once preparations are done you leave the citizens of Outer Heaven in charge and depart for adventure.
>>5073644>"Tch. And split our share even further? Fat chance!"And she fails to grasp she could grab even more metal this way and lose out on a miniscule amount of profit vs possibly being caught by the marines in a slow ass boat in the middle of the fucking calm belt or right outside of it.Real bright girl this one. Real 2 watt bulb.
>>5073662I'm sure we'll hear about her in the news getting got by an admiral on vacation or something.
This little journey would be Shelleys first cruise with a ship, although it's going to be a short one. During your stop at the Ryugu Kingdom you drop her off with Shirahoshi to watch over her while the others are busy recruiting some boys as mercenaries. She's more than happy to meet one of your new friends and the two of them seem to get along very well. With your fishy friends in tow you continue sailing towards your destination, no doubt setting off a few alarms along the way as a large convoy of ten high profile pirate ships departing from the New World is dire news indeed. Thankfully due to your unique set of abilities which allow you to navigate the Grand Line better than most means tracking you is not at all easy so you manage to reach the Calm Belt without any issues. Even crossing that devilish stretch of water went off without a hitch. Sure, rowing was annoying but as long as none of the sea kings rose from the water you had nothing to worry about.When you reached the South Blue and you were subject to the weather once more it felt quite strange. Not just because for the past few days you had no wind or water currents but also because of how... calm it all was. Weather in the Blues is truly nothing when you think about it. As a lightning bolt strikes the water not too far off and a rogue wave washes over the entire ship you speak up."Man this is such a nice weather! I almost forgot how it was. Hey Toxin can we have a tea break?"After stopping for a minute to relax a bit you take your maps out to try and figure out where you are. But without a point of reference it is hard. Thankfully you bump into a small merchant ship that you can ask for directions. They are very eager to help as they like living and they point you towards the Super Duper Definitely Evil Drum Kingdom. After having a party with them and relieving them of their valuables you go to your destination and once it's in sight you order everyone to stop."Alright. This is it. That's the kingdom. Do whatever you guys want, anchor down or stay here but don't attack until I give the signal.""Yeah yeah. But if you don't call in two days we're attacking anyway. Happy hunting!"You go your separate ways and you lurk around the waters of the island until you see one of the governments ships arriving for their shipment of wapometal. "Finally! Took them a while!""Yup."Jaws gives the looking glass back to Will."So what do we do? Attack them and beat the information out of them? Or follow the ship from a safe distance?">Let's just attack. Maybe they can tell us more about their project if we beat them hard enough>Sneaking after ships is safer>Other?
>>5073671>>Sneaking after ships is safer
>>5073671>Making Fishy watch over the kid Silver made with another womanlol>Sneaking after ships is safer
>>5073671>>Sneaking after ships is saferLoyalty makes a man stupid, also there's a very real chance that only the captain knows where the hell he's going and he might be ballsy enough to commit suicide before we get to him.
>>5073666If she does, I vote we go in to save her out of spite. >Sneaking after ships is saferWe have a fishman and bat with ridiculously good hearing. I'd say we can follow and trail them without getting caught well enough. >>5073679Or bite his tongue rather then be tortured. Justice justice and all that!>>5073675What? She's great with kids!
>>5073671>>Sneaking after ships is saferattacking will just alert the fuss
Going in sneaky beaky like>writing
Since you have both the aid of the fish-folk on your side as well and your impeccable hearing following the ship from a distance shouldn't prove to be too difficult. Especially since it worked before. With expertise on your side you manage to trail the ship from so far away that there is no way for them to see you. There is just a little bit of a problem with the whole thing. Namely that the Blues are a far more "lively" patch of the seven seas with smaller, more mundane ships frequently traveling between islands. You bump into relatively many of these unarmed civilian ships and you fear that they might call for help if they saw the old skull and crossbones of your Jolly Roger. Even without your flag hoisted your vessel stands out among these mundane ships with its black hull draped in golden. A few of them got dangerously close and you feared that you may have to take some preemptive measures to insure the success of your raid. Thankfully you did not have to go that far but it did make you sweat a bit.Finally after a lot of slow sailing it appears that the ship you're following appears to have stopped after crossing a devious little segment of the sea. This area is seemingly normal, just a collection of smaller landmasses bunched together. But to the observant the heavily armed guard towers become dangerously apparent. The amount of firepower mounted on top of them makes some marine forts look laughably underarmed in comparison. Suddenly it makes sense why they are conducting their business here in the boonies. No self respecting thrill seeker would linger in the Blues, and those who do don't matter in the larger scheme of things. So by arming the place as if it was in the New World they ensure that no soul could enter without authorization. It's a small wonder anyone even knows about this. Guess that explains why it's all just rumors and hearsay.But they clearly failed to account for one thing. One madlad by the name of Cavalier Silver."Kekeke. Looks like this is the place! How does it look Bullseye?""Hmmmmm. Artillery. Lots. And big-uns. And I don't think we could approach any without being in line of sight of another. Almost as if they constructed it that way.""Hold up."Marcella looks at the killzone in front of you."Are you saying these are artificial islands?""I dunno. But they are positioned in a mighty convenient way.""Well that confirms it. This place is probably important. But that's a problem. We go in guns blazing they raise the alarm. We go in quietly and leaving may be difficult.">They got nowhere to run. I say let's load the cannons!>We kept a low profile. Let's keep that up>Other?
>>5073766>>Other?>Obviously Silver needs to go in solo to scout out the place before the raid, if only to make sure there's anything worth taking in this shithole.See they're going to be looking for a pirate ship, not a pirate BAT.Besides the crew can always jump in after we give the signal, which will be an explosion, fire, and general mayhem.
>>5073766>We kept a low profile. Let's keep that upRight, they wanna play by New World rules! And if I remember correctly we have one spare coating, now don't we? As a bonus it'l give us some heads up if they've got underwater surprises. Now the question is if we want to keep Daunty underwater, safe from those big mean cannons and only raise her up for the escape or pop up in the middle of their naval fort and start blasting in every direction.
>>5073766>>They got nowhere to run. I say let's load the cannons!
>>5073766>We kept a low profile. Let's keep that upBat and Fishman scouting crew, we still don't know if there's reinforcements outside the artificial islands
Sneaky. Again. And I'm reading mixed signals here but I think Murray and Silver going in should appease you>writingGood job dodging that bullet
>>They got nowhere to run. I say let's load the cannons!we need kill marines first we donot kill the pirate and now we are no kill marine?
>>5073812It is called a "trap" and just like normal traps it rarely goes as you imagined it.
"I don't like it.""I mean yeah, that's the whole point of why we're here.""Nah. Too fortified. Don't like this.""Again, yeah. We expected that to be the case. Anyway I get it. I'd prefer to go in loud but this-""Something's bothering you right Hook?""Yeah...""Okay! Jaws, you and I are going in. Everyone else, dive with the ship and meet up with the fish-men. If I give the signal come up and start blowing things up.""Right!"Murray goes for a swim and you turn into a little bat so you can bypass most of the defenses without issue as the Dauntless submerges. As you flap around you start to notice gunners galore situated on top of the gun emplacements. They aren't doing much, just patrolling mostly. But you just know if anything happened they'd snap into position at once and start shooting at you. Once you're past ALL of that you land on an average sized island with a temperate climate. It's really quite pleasant. The weather feels like a hotter day during the spring. Very serene. And that's what's bugging you. You don't know what you expected to see but it was not a nice little island with green grass, nice little houses dotted here and there with fresh air to breathe. Where are the big factories and furnaces? Greki has one smithy and it's like the insides of a volcano there. Murray washes up on the shore a few moments later and he's just as confused as you are."Uuuh what?""I know. This place is like a resort.""Couldn't have said it better myself. Do you know what I had to get through to get here? These waters are filled with mines!""So the Dauntless can't come here?""Well I wouldn't recommend it."You decide it'd be best not to linger here too long and so you start looking for answers. Luckily there isn't much to check out here at first glance. There is the port where the ship you've been following is docked. You should avoid that for now. And the other thing is the houses you've seen while flying. That's probably where they are taking the stuff. You try to stay off the roads as much as possible so you end up in the green fields as you walk towards the settlement. On the way there you stop by a berry bush to get a light snack in and just to observe nature around you. It bizarrely contradicts the ridiculous security of the place. Things only get stranger as you go on as the sound of loud cheering hits your ears."Do you hear that Jaws?""Hear what?""Laughing."A little bit later the source of the laughter can be seen.. Children. A great number of children are playing with a ball in front of a big white house. They all wear white clothing stained by grass and dirt, most likely from their little game. As the ball passes from one kid to another it gets kicked in your general direction."Ooops. I'll get it!"The one responsible for loosing the ball runs up to you. He doesn't pay you no mind and just picks up his toy. But as he stands up to go back he gets a good view of your face."Sorry mister!""It's okay."
>>5073848Oh what fresh hell is this?
>>5073857they got fooled by our sweet cape, that's what.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9f5SHk6rPQHe simply leaves you there without a care in the world. You look at Murray and exchange a shrug with him. But you suddenly look back when you hear the front door creaking as it slides open."Hey! I told you to be careful! Don't disturb the grown ups when they-"A man dressed similarly to a marine pokes his head out of the building to yell at the boy but he freezes when he lays his eyes on you. Most likely he mistook you for someone else. He doesn't believe his own eyes and starts rubbing them. When he's done and you haven't disappeared like the mirage he thought you'd be his heart rate skyrockets. He seems unsure about what to do. His mind is racing and this leaves him frozen in place. But after a few moments he seems to have arrived to a conclusion. He reaches inside with one hand and pulls out a rifle that must've been resting against the doorframe and points it at you. In a faint, almost whisper like voice he mutters to the children."Kids. Get inside. And hide. As we practiced. Now!""Gyogyogyo. Well Silver, looks like your reputation isn't fading after all.""Kekeke. I'll never get bored of this! Alright. Let's take this guy out before he warns everyone else. Heh. Look at him! His legs look like jelly!""S-STOP! Don't come any closer! If you do I'll shoot!"You smirk at him and draw Parley and wave it around in the air a little to demonstrate that you too have a gun."I-I'll do it I swear! Put the gun down! Y-You're all under arrest!""Gyogyogyo. I almost feel sorry for him."Before the novice marine could harm himself (by daring to attack you) another man enters the picture and pulls the rifle out of his hands. Poor guy couldn't even get a grip on the damn thing and got disarmed without effort."Give that here! You're scaring the children."This second man is not wearing a government issued uniform. Instead he simply has a pair of pants and a white shirt on him. He looks like a civilian. Well, not entirely. With how scrawny and thin he is he looks like a sick person. But despite his meek appearance he doesn't seem to be afraid."Excuse me! Are you pirates?"He shouts in your direction."Yes!"You shout back."Are you here to rob us?""That's the plan!""Understood! Will you leave us in peace if we hand over our valuables?"You pause and look at Jaws, then back at him. Cupping your hands together you yell louder."EH?"
>>5073866It's more likely that the kids here don't have any idea that it's possible for people to infiltrate the island.If nobody can get past the guns, then there can't be anyone that's not supposed to be there.
Phew. Alright. I think I'll stop the thread here. Gotta go shopping tomorrow morning and it's already midnight.I'll see you guys next week. Have a nice day!
>>5073871Naah, definetly the cape. >>5073872Thanks for running Spooks, poor little marineling. Still tho, good on him for trying to do the dumb thing, a more boring marine might have survived without whoever the hell that is interrupting.
>>5073868>be a novice marine posted on the most heavily guarded resort island you've ever seen in your life>in the middle of south blue no less>literally tasked with watching over children>mfw the fucking godslayer cavalier silver shows up without so much as a single sound as warning
>>5074033>be cavalier silver>mfw i find a heavily guarded little island resort
>>5073872Passed out for a second myself at the end there. Thanks for the run man.
>>5074034Not sure if it's actually a resort, but rather something more like peenemunde and they simply incentivized the scientists/workers to bring their families with them as they expected the whole setup to be a permanent, or at least decades long, institution. Legit clever to put it in the Blues tho, use the pirates obsession with the Grand Line against them.
Happy Santa Day for everyone! Don't forget to polish your boots so Santa can leave a satchel of sweets in them!
Hey! Spookyng here! I'm planning on running tomorrow around the usual time. Then if all works out on Friday as well.Hope to see you there!
Hey Spook, it alright if I post an omake today since you're running tomorrow?
>>5077065No need to ask for permissions famalamYou do you
Omake Writers Note: Just to let you all know, I’m not Spookying, I’m just in the middle of finals and I wanted to reread this whole ride during my break times, which inspired me to write this, and since it feels good to write for me, rather than some essay it kinda got away from me.Set to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcGoqa3yLg8A small girl stands in the ruins of a village, burned and plundered, she stands there with tears in her eyes until a large dreadlocked figure appears and picks her up into a hug. The figure turns and begins walking toward a ship, its sails displaying the word ROCKS with a skull in place of the O.Oh, I bid farewell to the port and the landAnd I paddle away from my islands white sandsTo search for my long ago forgotten friendsTo search for the place I hear all sailors endThe girl grows, influenced and shaped by the figures that surround her, she learns strength from a horned giant, the importance of Nakama from a man with a prominent mustache, guns from a man banished from Happo, poisons from a woman called a spider, weapons from a silvered axeman, the importance of underlings from a mother of many, and perhaps most importantly of all philosophy from the same figure that found her.As the souls of the dead fill the space of my mindI'll search without sleeping 'til peace I can findI fear not the weather, I fear not the seaI remember the fallen, do they think of me?When their bones in the ocean forever will be.The girl stands on a small atoll, once more with tears in her eyes, in the distance smoke can be seen from a land named after the gods, as her teachers and mentors fight amongst themselves, one leaves followed soon after by another and another until the girl is left alone on the atoll with only a small lifeboatPlot a course to the night to a place I once knewTo a place where my hope died along with my crewSo I swallow my grief and face life's final testTo find promise of peace and the solace of rest
The girl travels facing enemies, first small in number, then more, then many, then they begin to grow more powerful, and then more come again. The girl’s dingy had turned from a lifeboat to a proper ship with a proper crew. As the songs of the dead fill the space of my earsTheir laughter like children, their beckoning cheersMy heart longs to join them, sing songs of the seaI remember the fallen, do they think of me?When their bones in the ocean forever will beThen the girl, now older, finds herself against an opponent that even her mentor could not defeat and though she struggled she was unable to overcome the challenge barely escaping with her life, but not her body intact.When at last before my ghostly shipmates I standI shed a small tear for my home upon landThough their eyes speak of depths filled with struggle and strifeTheir smiles below say I don't owe them my lifeAs the souls of the dead fill the space of my eyesAnd my boat listed over and tried to capsizeI'm this far from drowning, this far from the seaI remember the living, do they think of me?When my bones in the ocean forever will be Now that I'm staring down at the darkest abyssHere the girl was, a hole in her side, bleeding into the sand, with a brat not old enough to have hair growing on his balls about to kill her. Even still she struggled to get away using the last of her strength, even digging deeper to try and prolong her life for a little longer.I'm not sure what I want but I don't think it's thisAs the child continued to reach for her he suddenly stopped, then ran off in another direction.As my comrades call to stand fast and forge onThe child returned, this time bearing a small bit of food that the woman who was once a girl and a facial expression that in her blood loss addled state, reminded her of the man who found her.I make sail for the dawn 'til the darkness has goneHere the woman recovered, sharing the meager bounty that the boy brought between them, and here was where the woman became the teacher instead of the student as she passed on her mentor’s philosophy to the young boy. Then came the day she found that she was losing the strength that she had worked so hard for and she was forced to leave her student behind as she set off once more on her own, as the boy shouted promises to see her again.As the souls of the dead live for'er in my mindAs I live all the years that they left me behindI'll gaze at the shore but still live in the seaI remember the fallen and they think of meFor our souls in the ocean together will be
>>5077121Thank you kindly.
So Spook, what's the plan for after this quest? You've done Bleach and now One Piece. Gonna finish off the Shonen Jump big three and let us run with our arms behind our backs and shout DATTEBOYO?
>>5077515I think Naruto is big gay so no. Easily the worst of the 3. Yes, worse than Bleach.Truth be told I don't know. I have a few ideas bouncing around my noggin. Star Wars, Avatar (the asians, not the cat people), I have a Cthulhu urban fantasy one, Persona and something similar to Shadowrun (cyberpunk with some fantastical elements)But I don't like thinking about it too much. It's distracting
>>5077081>>5077083Good show Anon! Very nice choice of song to mold around our Eliza.
>>5077716>I think Naruto is big gay so no.Spooky Naruto is so inherently gay that the fact Naruto and Sasuke don't end up together at the end of the series was an actual shock and not just fujoshi bait.Seriously, Sasuke has a fucking kid and he still reads like a gay dude not even in the closet, just fucking out there and no one is willing to acknowledge it, like he's at a fucking southern family reunion and everyone is trying to stay polite.
>>5077716ooh, star wars could be fun. maybe raised as a sith, but turned grey?
>>5078036No. Full on Sith. From humble acolyte to proper Sith LordAlso. Fuck greys. Pick a side and stick to it instead of being a special snowflake>>5077961https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_TTiAO2LOMAnd that's kinda my point. It's peepee doodoo bad. Bleach at least has the excuse that it was never meant to be a story. Kubo just wanted to draw cool shit and the story was made around the cool shit he drew.Naruto is just as badly written if not worse, except it was meant to be taken 100% seriously
"What? Really?""Yes! We don't want any trouble so you can take whatever you want if you leave us alone!"That's a surprise to be sure, but a welcome one. Unfortunately the marine recruit that almost sealed his fate doesn't seem to agree with you."What are you saying doc? You can not make deals with pirates! T-That's against the law!""Yes I can. They seem peaceful, otherwise the island would be on fire right now. So I intend to keep it that way.""The commodore will hear about this!""I hope so. And I eagerly await his explanation as to how could a band of pirates track him all the way here, and how could they bypass all the defenses he so frequently boasts about! Now get out of here. Make your report. It's better than you staying here and aggravating them!"The marine seems powerless before the guy with the glasses. He can't help but obey the orders he was given and he starts running towards the coast. Normally this would be the moment where you shoot him in the back before he could alert the others but for some reason you aren't worried. Especially as the other guy comes up to you. He gets close enough that you don't have to shout at each other but he makes sure to stay on the other side of the picket fence."Right. Now that we're alone let's discuss the terms of our surrender. You may take everything you wish, except the people and our provisions. We don't have much food and water to spare. But I assume you're here for the wapometal, correct?"You ignore his questioning for a moment."Will that be okay?""What? Them? Well. I'm sure this isn't the end of that. His superior will be furious with me.""And that's not a problem?""Not for me. I'm not under his command.""You're not?""No. Thankfully I'm not a marine. I'm not even in the government. I just do work for them. But if we're asking questions from each other, would you mind telling me how you got here without as much as a pistol being fired?""The captain can fly. And I can dive underwater. It wasn't easy with all the sea mines. But nothing we can't handle.""It's all that easy? Hmph. I was assured we are completely secured. Glad I finally have something to rub it in the commodores face every time I have a complaint and he tries to brush me off. He was quite insufferable about it.""You're taking this surprisingly well. I mean we're here to rob you-""Correct.""And not only will you give us your possessions freely, most of which is owned by the government. But you'd let us leave afterwards?""Well that last part is not really up to me. I'm certain the commodore will try to attack you as soon as you raise the anchor. But otherwise yes. And you seem really resourceful. So somehow I doubt they'll actually be able to stop you. So do we have a deal?">Yeah sure. Gimme your stuff and we'll leave right away>Nah. Sorry but I came here for a fight. I made a promise, see?>Hold on. What is this place? Who are you?>Ignore him and go over to the kids to play some ball>Other?
>>5078093>...Before i do this, i want to know what exactly i'm doing. Who are you? What are these kids doing here, and what are you doing with the wapometal?Silver doesn't strike me as the kind to enjoy hurting children or leaving them hungry.
>>5078093>Hold on. What is this place? Who are you?Mind giving us a tour, i mean wink, stalling for time before we take the wapometal stuff?
>>5078093>Hold on. What is this place? Who are you?
Silver is curious>writing
You start scratching your head because this is making your noggin do the hurty."Before I do this I have a question-""I... don't see how that's relevant to the current situation.""I don't know what I'm doing. What is this place? Who are you? What are you doing here?""Ah. The age old question. Who we are and where do we come from. It saddens me but no matter how much I contemplate on it I am unable to find an answer. So I can not help.""He means right now genius."Murray snorts."Oh. That. Sorry. Why do you care? Is it going to change the fact that you're robbing us?""I don't know. Maybe. That's what I wanna figure out."Touching his chin the man leans in closer."Oh. That I did not expect. How curious. Very well. I'll oblige. I'm Professor Newson, a scientist in the governments employ. Officially this island doesn't exist. It's on no maps and thus has no name. It's only known by its designation of Installation F-9. And well, what we do here is a bit complicated. You could say that F-9 is my "lab" but I do more than that. First and foremost it's a rehabilitation center.""Rehabababa?""Rehabilitation. I heal people.""Oooooh like a hospital!""No. Not like a hospital. It's more than that. Hospitals mend a persons injuries. A rehabilitation center restores the patients strength, be it physical or mental. I make sure that the people who received grievous injuries can have fulfilling lives even after the fact. I see you suffered something akin to that as well. Was it difficult adjusting to that artificial arm of yours?""Not really. I just slapped it on and I was good to go. But I think I get what you mean. And those kids? Are they sick?""Well. No, not really. They have no health issues. But that doesn't mean they aren't injured. They are orphans you see. They all lost their parents."Murrays eyes snap open."Y-You mean they are-""Mainly the children of those who died in service of the World Government. The children of marines mostly. But some of their parents were just regular government workers, others were victims of raids by pirates. Like you. It is truly heartbreaking. The papers always tell about the lives that criminals take in their heinous attacks. They never talk about those that survived, many of whom may have been better off dead frankly.""Oh..."Now you feel sad."Naturally not all orphans in the world are brought here. There are many places like this one. I am just one of many. I may not be able to give them the love and attention their parents could but rehabilitating them is often not much different from rehabilitating seasoned marines. In fact I found this to be quite a good match. These marines usually lost something great, as did the kids. And while it's not as good as the original, sometimes they realize they compliment each other. If they pass my tests and make a full recovery patients can adopt some of the children they grow to love."
After hearing that explanation you jump over the fence and go towards the house which the professor doesn't like one bit but something seems to bother Jaws so he stops the egghead. He looks at the building and back at the doctor."And what do you need all that wapometal for?""Well. I'd be lying if I said it wasn't for weapons manufacturing. I'm one of the few people with the capacity to shape it outside Dr. Vegapunk and the people working for him. But that's not the only thing. I actually use it to develop prosthetics for people who were maimed.""The government would waste something so expensive on its own people? Don't make me laugh.""They would if it's the only way. Besides, this research benefits everyone. Not just the government. I'm pushing the limits of science. One of my patients is a veteran of the Paramount War. His head was partially turned to stone by a devil fruit user and then smashed. Thankfully the effect of these unnatural fruits preserved him, so even with a chunk of his head missing he's still not dead. But he's disfigured. When I figure out how to use the shape-memory alloy to mend such injuries that knowledge will benefit everyone!"Ignoring the ravings of the scientist you walk up to the small boy who was playing with his ball previously. You spotted him peeking out the door despite the doctors earlier warnings. Seeing how his cover was blown he doesn't even try to hide from you. Taking a closer look at him you see that his left leg is not like the other. Crouching down you look him in the eye."Nice shiny leg you have.""T-Thank you.""I wish mine was like that. Mine is just made out of bones and glass."You tap at your prosthesis."Whoah! So cool! Hey wanna play ball?""One sec-"You turn back and shout."Hey Jaws!""Yes captain?">Get started without me>I changed my mind. We're not stealing stuff>Other?
>>5078200>I changed my mind. We're not stealing stuff>In fact, i kinda want to help this guy. Hey doc! Want to take a look at my prosthetics?
>>5078200>>Get started without me
>>5078200>Get started without meWe can steal some wapo, they get more no worries... But i Wonder how much gold and cash we Have on Daunty that these kids could use... Hell, give him an invite to fishman Island. I bet we can pay better then the WG
>>5078200>Get started without me>In fact, i kinda want to help this guy. Hey doc! Want to take a look at my prosthetics?Also do you want to come work for me? The government has lots of these places right, but they are wienies who won't share but if you come with me you'd be free to help everyone, and I'll make sure to protect you
Oh yea, and we can also blow up the weapons factory he mentioned, because hiding behind orphans is *low*
>>5078200>Get started without meOur arm works purely through magic, it wont help.
>>5078200Now, isn't this a fine pickle.Taking what we came for would cripple Marine/WG weapon research, something we want to happen, but also stop this guys relief efforts, and Im not a big fan of that.He seems naive thinking that after all science is done WG won't limit those superprosthetics to their most loyal dogs. An everyday Joe won't even dream about having one of those.If Newson wasn't so busy on site, I would gladly kidnap him to continue his research in OuterHaven, hell, lets tell him hes welcome in our place if/when WG tries to suppress him and his research.Also, if this place wasn't literally crawling with Marines and their kids, it would look good flying our Roger.>Leave them enough metal so Newson can continue prosthetic research, take the rest>Tell Newson that hes cool and hes welcome to our place if something happens>In fact, i kinda want to help this guy. Hey doc! Want to take a look at my prosthetics?
ooooh looks like I kicked a clown car with this oneVery well. Murray will get started with hauling the metal out of here while you have some fun with the kiddos and the egghead>writing
>>5078254Well to be fair this is the WG helping kids. If we hadn't put the fear of god into those heathen bubble headed shitfuckers I'd think they'd be headed for slavery with their shiny new limbs. As it is the white hats are actually doing something, well, GOOD. Kinda be a dick move to completely stop that.I mean we're still gonna steal their shit but we had to think about it first.
>>5078265we might still be setting ourselves up too soon. these orphans may wind up going to that giant bridge in east blue once they stop being invalids. its not hard to lie to doctors if youre an asshole
>>5078265>kids who lost limbs and parents to pirates>use them as Guinea pigs for new prostetics trials>they join the marines, already prepped with the knowledge of who the good guy is and who must be justiced to deathI dunno if there doing it out of the goodness of their hearts, but they are doing a good none the less
"Get started without me. I'm gonna play a little!""Y-You promised you wouldn't hurt anyone!""Relax doctor. Think what you want but Silver is not that kind of monster. He'll most likely just play some ball with the kids. That's all. Now, where are your stockpiles of metal?""I have none. I used all up. It's on the ship that just arrived. Likely the commodore is already on his way. Your best bet is to wait for him here."It doesn't take much convincing to get the kids in the mood and within minutes you find yourself kicking a round object back and forth. This activity pleases your ape-like brain greatly. As the kids get more comfortable with the boogeyman that they heard stories about they start to open up and try to impress you. The boy with the metal leg for example kicks the ball so hard you need to catch the ball before it'd seriously hurt someone. Impressed by the kids guts you do him the honor of taking him seriously and demolish them all with your superior hand-eye coordination. All the while the professor is looking at you in amazement."May I trouble you for a second?""Shoot.""Your arm. I haven't seen anything like it. There is no obvious mechanism which allows it to move. How does it function?""Erm. It just does? I don't know. I never thought about that. Guess it's the curse.""Curse?""Sigh. Listen Mr Newson-""Professor please.""Professor Newson."Murray rubs his eyes in his frustration."You may not believe this but there are things you can't explain with science. His arm possesses a will of its own and obeys him out of fear.""Oh no, I 100% believe that!""Eh?"The doctor starts scratching his cheeks."You see I'm... not that accomplished of a scientist. I'm not like the legends of Dr. Vegapunk or Dr. Vinsmoke. I have above average knowledge at best but I lack their great expertise in a single field. Like Vegapunk with his devil fruit research or Vinsmokes genius regarding Lineage factors. No matter how much I study I can't match them. And I'm afraid I'm incapable of reaching the same height in any field of science. Believe me I tried. But I do dabble in the occult! I believe there is more to the world than what we can explain with regular science. And the existence of things like Haki prove me right! I even use it in medicine!""You what?""Now now, don't call me a quack! I wouldn't tell my patients to not eat anything and only draw nutrients from the sun. But when I perform the same treatment on two different people with the same condition, the one with a greater outlook on life and stronger will inevitably makes a faster, better recovery. I don't think it could ever replace conventional medicine but I do think the healing of the spirit can supplement more traditional methods!""Huh. So you believe it?""Well I'd have to examine it a bit closer first. But I'm not going to dismiss it outright!"
"You know what?"You speak up."You're alright for a marine! Even if you hide weapon factories behind orphans!""Please don't say that. I'm not a marine. I just work for them. And this is not a factory of any kind. Least of all weapons. This is my home, where I help my patients. It's just that it's also where I do my work, which is developing new technology for the world government. Do not mislabel me like that please.""What's the difference?""I- ARGH!""Just don't let him bother you Doc. He just doesn't know some basic stuff. That's it.""How did you become fearsome pirates like that? Anyway, speak of the marines and they shall appear. Here comes the commodore."You've been hearing them approach for quite a while now. Dozens of marines marching in unison with their weapons at the ready, lead by a very angry and very large man. The commodore orders his men to take aim at you as soon as you're within range but the Professor calmly walks between you and the marines, which the leader finds quite offensive."Get out of the way doctor! We'll deal with you shortly. But first I'm taking these terrorists down!""You will do no such thing! I will not allow you to start a war on this island and endanger all that I worked for!""Grrrr damn it Newson! What you're doing is a crime punishable with DEATH! You're harboring criminals, heretics! PIRATES! I could have you put in chains and dragged to Impel Down for this!""Yes. But if you do that, or if I resign because you hurt the people in my care or damage my research then it will be YOU who has to explain to the higher ups why productions had to stop! I assure you whatever you do to me will pale in comparison to what they'll do to you for the damage you cause!""I-I-"The commodore realizes that the professor is right. The scientist and his work is far more valuable than him."I will still not allow for these criminals to get their dirty hands on anything! I will defend the rightful property of the World Government! To let these filth do as they please would go against the very concept of justice!""So you'd rather start an altercation with them when there is a peaceful solution to be had?! I'm warning you commodore. Stand down or else."Newson glares at the marine calmly, yet his eyes betray a fury most horrifying. The high ranking marine is actually sweating from looking at him.>Stand back and see what happens>Threaten the marine yourself. See how he handles two pressures at once>Order Murray to walk past them and get the metal as if they weren't even there>Other?
Shit. Forgot the pic
>>5078298>>Order Murray to walk past them and get the metal as if they weren't even there>>Other? While Silver inserts himself into the argument as a big distraction. Call the commodore a dumbie and a weenie baby for hiding behind orphans.
>>5078298>Stand back and see what happensIf I knew there'd be a show I would have brought snacks.
>>5078298>>Stand back and see what happensIm curious what wacky stuff Newman has in his labcoat sleeves.Because, lets be honest, guy is a jack-of-all-science that dabbles in occult, whatever it is that inhabits his sleeves, its guaranteed to be fun to watch.
>>5078298>Stand back and see what happensIm starting to like this mister Professor person. Got balls, and a heart.Also "ah yes, evil magics. I know a thing or two about that, here in my hospital-weapons RND- orphanage/home"
>>5078298>Stand back and see what happens>if he tries anything funny, knock his ass out with haki
Prof. is gonna have to handle this one himself>writing
"Heh. If I knew there would be a show I would've brought snacks!""We got snacks inside. Want some?""No thanks. The glasses guy said you don't have much food. I won't eat it."As your negotiations with the little kid are done you continue watching the doctors performance. Furiously the commodore walks up to him and growls in the scientists face. They lock eyes for several moments before the marine raises his hand and backhands the frail doctor so hard he falls over. Spitting up blood and one tooth by the looks of it Newson looks up."Have you lost your mind?""You little rat! You dare to talk like that after spitting in the face of the world government? Try complaining about that to the higher ups! You think they'll punish me for what a bunch of wild pirates did to you? They obviously forced you to help them no?""B-But-""Alright I had enough."You focus on the marine and let out a wave of raw will to make him submit. He takes it rather well, considering that he's a weenie. He doesn't even pass out. But he does fall on his knee unable to look up."Whatthe-""Tsk tsk tsk. You loose and act out like that? Well I'm here. Act tough now. And as for you guys! You don't have any problem with me taking your stuff right? We're all friends here!"You get no response as you lord over the commanding officer of the marines. It seems that subjugating him just by looking managed to scare them good."Okay! Jaws! Do your thing!""Roger."As the fish-man leaves you look down and give a hand to the doctor."You okay?""Y-Yeah.""Want me to take you inside?""Yeah. Appreciate it."As you leave the commodore gets back up with a grunt and starts shouting after you."THIS ISN'T OVER YOU HEAR?! I'LL HAVE BOTH OF YOUR-"But as you turn around to glare at him he shuts up.Taking Newson inside you see some quite interesting things. Various gadgets and machines can be seen everywhere doing their own little thing without a single person nearby. The professor then asks you to take him in the kitchen where he keeps a first aid kit. He starts patching himself up inside and you take a good look around at the automated limbs and doodads."What is all of this?""Oh those? Just some contraptions I made to help me with things. I uh. I work alone. Have no staff. So I built some stuff out of the waste that's left from the wapometal. I couldn't cook, wash and clean for all these people alone.""Cool.""It's really nothing. Just some toys. Cool was what you did out there. That was Conquerors Haki, right?""Ye.""Amazing. I never thought I'd see it so close."
"I... I know I'm stepping out of bounds here but can I ask a favor from you? Could you show me your haki? Please? Seeing a New World pirates display would further my research greatly!"You scratch your head a little."But can you see it?""Well, no. Not really. But here. Try squeezing this. It's pure wapometal."Well since it's just that you might as well oblige. Concentrating on your palm you turn it shiny black in a flash, though the professor doesn't seem to notice that. You hold the metal bar in your hand and tighten your hold on it until your muscles start to bulge and your fingers dig into the hard metal until they leave an imprint in it as if it were dough. You release the hunk of steel then and it falls on the table unceremoniously."Incredible. Mere flesh strengthened beyond even steel through sheer willpower."Newson seems to be lost in thought."Yet here is the world government. Wasting their time with making weapons that cost a small fortune. All the while we have pirates that are capable of outperforming all of them through effort alone. This is the problem. The world is filled with incompetent idiots. And everyone tries to compensate with better tools. Not better men. How silly.""Yeah. I agree.""I knew you'd understand. And thank you for showing that to me. You... really helped."
And that is it for today.See you guys on (hopefully) Friday!
>>5078427See ya boss, thanks for the run.
>>5078427Thanks for running! Excellent job with Newson. Neat character, very neat.
Tfr spooks, this was an interesting one. I'm looking forward to see if there's more fucked up WG stuff hidden on this Island or if it's really as straight-forward as it seems. If so, we might have a potential new recruit on our hands.
>>5078423This guy is based, i like him a lot.scientist recruit get?
>>5078423I'm not falling for it old science dude. He's totally gonna make a voodoo wapodoll of Silver and turn him into a fish. And a fish that can't swim is a dead fish.
>>5078427Rock on spooks>>5078709You know we did just give haki data one of the WG's top weapon makers. Totally not going to bite us in the ass.
>>5079136>You know we did just give haki data one of the WG's top weapon makers. Totally not going to bite us in the ass.That just means when the WG uses orphan brains to power Tools with artificial haki and he gets thrown in prison for protesting such abominations against nature we will get an opportunity to break him out and recruit him
>>5079177>WG uses orphan brains to power Tools with artificial hakiI bet new Pacifista model will have an orphan/criminal inside of it that will be stimulated(read:tortured) to output haki at appropriate moments.It just sounds like something they would do.
>>5077716I'd really like to see that cyberpunk quest.My favorite parts of your quests are always the original elements, so I'd love to see what you can do with your own setting.
>>5079646The problem with running OC settings is the overwhelming amount of philistines on this board who only care about big IP quests. Not to say OC quests aren't possible, they just tend to get drowned out in the sea of ten million low-effort dead on arrivals and cheap fanfictions/isekais.
>>5080144True, but provided they can survive the chaff and have a competent GM they tend to do pretty well.There's an OG cultivation quest on here that's been doing pretty well for an example. Heretic Cultivator if you don't mind my shilling.It ain't easy, but quality is quality and it eventually gets the numbers.
>>5080144I don't think that's the case necessarily.Having a big name attached to your quest can guarantee players, but there are plenty of great oc quests that have large followings.It would also be easier for Spooky to pull off since he's already an established qm.
>>5080224>It would also be easier for Spooky to pull off since he's already an established qm.Such sweet innocence.
>>5080224Bruh I literally did an OC once and it was basically stillborn
>>5080329Shame. If I knew about it I would've played for whatever that's worth.
As Newson mends his booboos and checks on his missing tooth you keep looking outside the window just to make sure the marines don't do anything stupid. Normally you wouldn't be bothered surrounded by them but in this particular set of circumstances they are making you tense up a bit. Thankfully it doesn't look like they are up to no good but a few of them can be seen running around the place. While you're not known for your tactical genius you still have a good idea as to what they are doing. They are looking for the rest of your crew. If that is true then maybe they won't attack you until they are sure they aren't surrounded. Or at the very least they won't attack until you start taking their shipment."Sigh. I hate this.""Why?""Don't like sitting around doing nothing while there are faces to punch.""So why aren't you punching then? Not that I mind. But I'm not sure why you're not more erm... extremely violent?""I don't like fighting in front of kids.""Huh. You're surprisingly soft for a pirate, aren't you?""Ask the Celestial Weeners of Mary Geoise if they think the same. Not saying I don't do it. I just prefer not to.""Um. Alright. If you don't mind me asking, what are you going to do with the wapometal? You have a buyer for it?""We'll make cool stuff with it!""Surely you jest. Don't mean to be offensive but you don't strike me as the type who have the technical knowhow to handle the memory-shape alloy.""But we are. Look!"You cock your arm and the spike of pure wapometal springs forth from it."I had Tiny make this for me. He didn't like it very much but I'm sure he'll come around. Or if not then maybe he can tell others how to do it so they can make cool stuff out of it!"
Newson has a vested interest in your arm. He's so keen on examining it that he ignores pretty much everything else you do."A piston like mechanism built into a forearm? Nono it has to be a coincidence. Surely."He keeps poking around in your arm, not just around the wapometal but the other cursed bits to get a better understanding of them. Finally you have enough of him and yank your arm away."Wha-""You okay?""Yes. I must have been lost in thought. Erm if you'll excuse me I need a change of clothes and I need to write this down somewhere. Very interesting..."He leaves you in the kitchen with the automated tools that are currently cooking todays lunch. You look at the little boy to your side as you close up your arm."Looks like it's just you and me... erm...""Barnes.""Barney!""Erm. Okay? Do you want to play ball again?""Nah. I had enough of that.""Well we can do lots of other things.""Like?""I don't know. I could show you our room. We got lots of toys there. But I guess you're a grown up, you wouldn't care about that. The Professor has a workshop as well! It's super cool. He sometimes lets us help him when he works there."Those both sound interesting. However there is another alternative that little Barnes is not considering. There is also the medical wing where the doctors patients are. Naturally this isn't too good of an idea since you're a pirate and hospitalized marines wouldn't like that. But depending on how you play your cards it could be useful. More hostages are always nice. And taunting crippled marines never ceases to be hilarious.>I'm down for some games. Take me to your fellows, tiny person!>Workshop eh? Maybe I could take a look at the metal arms the doc is making. A real good look>I got a better idea! Where are the other patients?>Other?
>>5080610>>I'm down for some games. Take me to your fellows, tiny person!pleasure before business
>>5080612>>I'm down for some games. Take me to your fellows, tiny person!We shall go be among our people and take our rightful place as king of the gremlins.
>>5080612>I got a better idea! Where are the other patients?Just in case theyre up to some sneeki breeki
>>5080634>Just in case theyre up to some sneeki breekiIt's the WG. If we look in a janitor's closet we'd probably find a half dissected baby in a tank.
>>5080612>I'm down for some games. Take me to your fellows, tiny person!>Offer the kids some crayons
Touch. Child>writingI apologize but this will take a while. Need to go grocery shopping
>>5080639My thoughts exactly. I mean, "better men" is an interesting phrase alongside "cybernetics" and "the occult".Nothing compared to what our crew is up to on the Daily, but still
>>5080669well then i'll have to stop postponing shopping too you son of bitch
Alright.That took longer than expectedUnfortunately my sister came back home later than expected. No matter. I'll get started now!
>>5080719Is she hot? Can we waifu her?
>>5080730You keep that horny in your pants or so help me...
>>5080730No! Bad anon!
"Yeah games! I like games! Lead me to your friends tiny person!""Okay."The boy leads you to a flight of stairs. He warns you that the door next to the staircase leads to the clinic and that's where the injured marines are. Good to know. At the top of the entire floor is dedicated to the children that are being treated. Every room here is reserved to them, as are the bathrooms. Thinking to yourself you notice something based on the size of the building."So everything here is yours?""Yeap!""And downstairs is the kitchen, with the rest reserved for the grown-ups.""Uh-huh!""Where does Glasses sleep then?""Not here. He has his own house away from here.""Ah. I see.""This way!"The boy opens one of the doors which leads to an inside play area, a huge room with all manner of goodies from toys to tables and has both recreational stuff for the kids to enjoy as well as some other things for developing skills like books, puzzles and the like. But it's the size of the yellow colored room that surprises you. It probably occupies half of the entire floor on its own. As you enter it seems like the playing has been on halt for a while now. A quick glance reveals a window which directly overlooks the place where you had your little altercation with the marines. Awkward.The children seem to be vary of you even with one of their own by your side. You'll need to apply your magic to earn their trust."Oh thanks Marauder!"Your pet crab pops out from your hat and hands you a handful of colorful sticks."Who wants crayons?""YEAAAAY!"That was easy.You play with them for a while, rolling around Marauder like a ball and drawing funny images on his shell. The tiny crab loves the attention and the children love the funny purring sound he lets out. Their preoccupation with the bug leaves them open for observation. And you notice something. It's not just some of them who are missing some parts. It's all of them. Each and every single kid has some sort of injury or deformity, some are just more well hidden than the others. You turn to your new friend Barney and ask him about it."Everyone here was hurt by pirates?""Yeah.""Hmmmm. All of them?""Yes. Why is that surprising to you? Pirates are bad.""No they are not! Pirates are awesome! We got cool skulls and crossbones. The marines got lame blue birds. Thus we are gooder than them!"Like a record scratch the playing around you stops as the kids look at you."What?""My mama and papa were marines. And they are gone because of pirates. I'm going to become a marine and make sure they can't do bad things anymore!"One of the kids speaks up."Yeah!""Me too!"One by one they join in until all of them have professed their love of the marines."Hmmmmmm. Awkward."