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!"The words of the late Pirate King ring in your ear. Something about them speaks to you. Yes. Find it."Hmmmmm. How much do you know exactly?""Not much I'm afraid. I've read the poneglyph at Fish-man Island. I thought it'd contain some key information regarding the true history of the world. But it read more like a letter of apology. And it was signed by someone named Joy Boy. But I also found that same name written on another poneglyph as well. So he must be an immensely important figure. I was hoping you'd know more."You sit back in your chair and start pondering."King Neptune told me some stuff. But it's mostly not about this fella. And I promised I wouldn't tell it to anyone, because it would endanger someone dear to me. So no, sorry. Can't tell you.""I see..."She seems disappointed."But. If you say, showed me you're willing to risk your life for it. I may consider. Pick anyone on my crew. If you beat them I'll tell you!"Your mates fall silent and stare at Devil Child. Her friends meanwhile are freaking out. The racoon and the long nose are desperately hugging each other while crying "Robin" and the curly eyebrow chef looks like he's about to lunge at you for even daring to suggest that Nico Robin should endanger herself. Even the swordsman seems ready to take her place as the challanger. But thankfully the archeologist is more sensible than they are."No."She shakes her head."I see that this is a serious matter for you. So I won't press. I'm sure once I read the rest of the stones I'll gain all the context I need anyway. But thank you for giving me the offer.""Sorry. I wish I could help. But I'm gonna keep my friends safe above all else."Things calm down a bit after that. Good food and strong drinks tend to lighten the mood considerably. Most of the Straw Hats gorge themself into stupor. The only ones not content are Gu and Sanji, the two chefs as they are constantly butting heads regarding their cooking methods. You decide to ignore that because they use words you can't make sense of like sauté and filet. Pretty much the only words you can recognize in their conversation are "donkey" and "muppet". As they are arguing however the Straw Hats navigator, the orange haired girl who drinks like a fish scoots up to you and wraps her arms around yours (the fleshy one). She pulls herself close until her breasts are pushing against your shoulder."Say... you're a big and strong captain right? And someone so very smart like you probably knows a lot about the New World."
"Mmmmm. Yes!"You like hearing the stuff she says."Oh I knew that already. But I'm not sure how good of a captain you really are. Are you better than ours?""Bet!""Then you SURELY know what the nearby islands are like. For example this one that this log pose is pointing to! The wobbly one."You confidently smile at Nami."I know which one that is! But I'm not telling you!""W-What?""You thought I'd spoil the fun? Go and find out for yourself. Weenie!"You push her off of you. She seems offended."Hmph. When exactly did you get smart?""I'm not smart. I just had most of the dumb beaten out of me. And while you guys were lazing around we were hard at work here-""HEY!"Usopp shouts at you."Who are you calling lazy? You have no idea what kind of hell some of us went through! We were hard at work as well! After Sabaody we realized we needed to get better so we decided to prepare for the New World!"You glare at him and tap your sword."EEEK!""Yes. Very convincing. You got stronger. I admit that. But I don't think you are ready for anything. I can already see it. You go out, you beat some people up and feel good about yourself. Then you'll bite off more than you can chew. I've seen it."You tap your arm."Kid was like that. Then Red Hair took his arm. Funniest thing I've heard!""From the looks of it you lost it yourself."The swordsman takes a stab at you."His was taken. I gave it up. Big difference!""Really? Then why don't you put your money where your mouth is?""Is that a challenge?""Maybe."He taps one of his many swords.>I guess I could use the workout>Nah. Not now. There are children in here.>Other?
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>>5214809>Nah. Not now. Dont really need to prove anything to Zoro or even the other Straw Hats. Goofy, while not the brightest already gets it, he just plans on powering through the problem and the danger like a rat gnawing through a lead pipe. It's not our job to set his crew straight, either he does it or they die.Now if Goofy was the one offering a fight I'd be down to clown so hard you'd call me Bozo.
>>5214809>>I guess I could use the workoutLet's dance!
>>5214809>I guess I could use the workoutDance dance, wherever ye may be! I am the lord of the dance said he, and I'll lead you all wherever ye me be.And I'll lead you all to the dance said he. Also silly Nami, we're married now! That means we're doubly immune to your schemes
>>5214809>>I guess I could use the workout
>>5214832I wonder how smug Nutmeg felt when she saw us just drop Nami like a set of left handed golf clubs.
>>5214809>I guess I could use the workoutimagine refusing a challenge
>>5214809>I guess I could use the workoutLet our fists talk.. or rather our steel
>>5214839I'd say one third happy-cuddly feelings, one third smug bastard and at least two thirds hoe is getting stabbed.
Alright. Majority decided to enter a dick measuring contest with Zoro>writingGive me 3d10+4, dc 20, no critZoro is still a big boye but not as big as the stuff you've been facing>>5214822I feel you bruva. Unfortunately it looks like most did not agree
>>5214809>I guess I could use the workout
Rolled 2, 4, 10 + 4 = 20 (3d10 + 4)>>5214856
Rolled 9, 3, 5 + 4 = 21 (3d10 + 4)>>5214859
Rolled 7, 6, 2 + 4 = 19 (3d10 + 4)>>5214856putting two-bit pirates in their place is kind of our main contribution to outer heaven
Rolled 2, 10, 9 + 4 = 25 (3d10 + 4)>>5214856watch THIS
Rolled 10, 1, 8 + 4 = 23 (3d10 + 4)>>5214856Because if we let one person challenge us, on our home turf, and get away with it it's gonna lead to a lot more of that nonsense.Which would get in the way of adventure!
>>5214822>>5214856It's not about proving that we can beat Zorro, it's about proving that we will never back down from a challenge.
>>5214870Fair. Also looks like Zoro's gonna be pissing blood after this. So basically one of his usual fights.
>>5214874It's gonna be weird being on the other side of that for once.
>>5214856god zoro's gonna be one bad fight stronger after this. all his cannon fights are gonna be slaughters
"YAAAAWN! Alright. I'm game. But only a little. Don't wanna mess up my place and I'm a bit sleepy after that meal. So how about just something quick?""Fine by me."Both of you get up from your seats and start moving downwards.As you're about to leave however Nutmeg pulls you back."Hey. Good luck!""Thanks!"You go down with Roronoa and have the area cleared for you. It wouldn't be too nice if someone got caught in your clash. Zoro then pulls the bandanna off his sleeve and puts it on his head. He then draws two blades and puts one of them in his mouth, then he takes out his last sword with his freed up hand."I gotta say, I've been itching to try on for size for a while now.""How are you talking like that?""Now we'll see if you're a swordsman or just a dumbass with a sharp stick."He crosses his arms in front of him with the swords pointing upwards. You get a chill from just looking at him."Oooooh. You got spicy swords too! Nice!"Your skeletal hand moves to withdraw Argent from its scabbard. Instinctively you hold the sword with both hands as you suspect you'll need it."I always wondered what happens when those clash!""Santoryu: Rengoku-"As he's pulling back in preparation for the attack you start to focus and your eyes glint red."Red Voice!""-ONI GIRI!"He takes off in a mad dash so fast he disappears from sight. In that instant you take a step forward and thrust out the tip of Argent with all your might. A loud crash can be heard when Zoro suddenly appears at blade point. There is no impact, no great explosion, nothing. Just him standing there with his three swords crossed at a single point and Argent holding all three back. His sole eye quickly darts to where you struck him. He is too seasoned of a fighter to display shock from just that. But from the spike in his heartbeat it becomes obvious that he is in disbelief."Zowie that was close!"Another step forward and you blow his swords back. He stumbles backwards before stopping, his blades shaking."How did you-""That's where the weakpoint is, isn't it?"You tap your shoulder with Argents spine."Just before striking you cross all three swords to hit someone with three times power. Smart. But if you hit that point with just enough strength you can stop it all.""I-Incredible...""Hmmmm? What's wrong Soul King? You're shivering.""Nothing Jinbe-san. I'm just... taken aback. I haven't seen Zoros marvelous swordplay in two years. And now his technique is more terrifying than ever. And yet... the young man perfectly stopped it. That thrust was... perfect."
>>5214901>your eyes glint red.hmmmm
>>5214910 That's just an observation haki thing
Reminder that Sanji is a forever virgin who lusts after every woman he sees, while the absolute gigachad Silver is happily married to this this cutie, who he pounds raw every single nightAnd Sanji has to live the rest of his life while knowing this fact, and even has to watch them be all lovey dovey with eachother.
>>5214926No, that's a bat-powered observation haki thing. And I love that we're such an obvious good guy that our eyes glow red.
>>5214926Haki makes you grow back missing pieces of you?
>>5214927Sanji's problem is the same as Brock's problem. He'd be happily married and settled down with a nice lady if he didnt have to spend almost every waking hour of his life chasing after a super powerful child who apperantly got the attention of any and every diety looking for a quick laugh.
Zoro just stands there for a solid few seconds contemplating what just happened. Finally it looks like he arrived to a conclusion when he takes the sword from his mouth, sheathes all three and takes off his bandanna."What's wrong? Had enough?""You don't want to destroy this place right? I'm afraid that wouldn't be possible. So... I apologize for my actions. Please forgive me."He gives you a little bow out of respect and you can hear from the creaking of his bones just how stiff he is. He's pissed."It's okay. Everyone makes mistakes. I do it a lot.""Now if you'll excuse me-"He returns to his comrades with most of them calling his name, except the chef who calls him a mosshead and insults him."Shut up Sanji. Just shut up."You grin. He's so mad.After returning to your seat Nutmeg sits in your lap and gives you a big hug as your reward. Meanwhile you look at the Straw Hats with the biggest smile you can produce."See? You can gloat how strong you got, you can go out and do whatever you please. But don't think just because you got a little Haki and can hit hard means you'll win. This place eats weenies alive. Remember that."You look over the Straw Hats and all of them except Jinbe, Luffy and Nico Robin who understood this already are taken aback by the realization. The nervous looks on their faces please you to no end.>"Alright. Party is over! Got places to go! Crime won't commit itself you know!">You could talk with the Straw Hats a bit more if you desired. But whom? (Insert name here)>Other?
>>5214910>>5214931Silver still has an eye socket. That can glowI totally didn't just write that wrong. Nono.
>>5214935>>"Alright. Party is over! Got places to go! Crime won't commit itself you know!"
>>5214932>You could talk with the Straw Hats a bit more if you desired. But whom? (Brook)He is a super cool skellington. Also, we should get him to meet Lyda.
>>5214935>"Alright. Party is over! Got places to go! Crime won't commit itself you know!"
>>5214946fair point, skellymen are pretty rad>>5214935>You could talk with the Straw Hats a bit more if you desired. But whom? (Brook)
>>5214935>You could talk with the Straw Hats a bit more if you desired. But whom? (Brook)Cool skeleton man!
>>5214935>You could talk with the Straw Hats a bit more if you desired. But whom? (Brook)You know, I'm something of a skeleton myself.Note to self: Next time arrange a cookoff, just to trick the hats into eating some of Gu's spicier creations. If there is a less-then-lethal next time that is.
>>5214932Everybody's got an excuse, but didn't nothin' stop Silver.
>>5214935>You could talk with the Straw Hats a bit more if you desired. But whom? (Insert name here)>LuffyBig Sis gave us a mission of world conquest for extended family time last thread and I want to turn that into a race between us. Either he gets One Piece and becomes the Pirate King or we topple the entire world government and turn the globe into anarchic trashfire first.Whoever wins gets bragging rights for an entire year. No backsies
>>5214959To be fair Silver found a lady (possibly ladies) who have no problem traveling the world and all that malarkey. They can all also handle themselves in a fight(even Fishy can call for help). Sanji's taste in women (barring his crewmates) tends to be the type of girl who'd own a fainting couch.
>>5214963He DOES have female crewmates that he's into, though. And he's a little beta cuckboy servant instead of making a move.
>>5214935>You could talk with the Straw Hats a bit more if you desired. But whom? (Brook)
Sanji would be a great character if he didn't have the simp meme tacked onto him.
>>5214965Nico's not interested and unless his cock is gold plated or he has a diamond cockring Nami wouldn't give him the time of day. Which honestly makes it sadder.>>5214973It says something that the fanfic where he's hatefucking zorro makes him less of a cuck. Nothing good mind you, but definitely something.
>>5214986Neither of them take him seriously because he's such a beta cuckboy about it.If he just made a serious confession instead of fawning over them like an idiot, they might actually fucking consider it.
Skelly boi time>writing
>>5214988At this point if he did that they'd consider him an imposter and Nico would snap his neck.
>>5214992Sounds a little sussy to me, bro
>>5214995Oh goddammit. Been spending too much time with the kid, that was completely subconscious.Clearly I've been compromised.
Deciding that you should probably break the awkward silence. Though you're not sure who to talk to. But then Lyda starts tugging at your suit and points meekly at the living pile of bones. That should be good enough."Hey. Skellington.""Erm. Me?""Ye. Have we met before? I can't remember. I hit my head a lot recently.""Erm. I believe we did but briefly.""Are you related to Soul King by any chance?""Actually I am him. I've been performing as a minor celebrity for the better part of the last two years. Yohoho!""Cool!""HNNNNNNG! Enough! Ask him how he's moving NOW!"Lyda erupts impatiently."Sheesh.""Yohohohoho! Are you interested in me young lady? Why thank you very much for your attention. I will answer immediately! But may I ask something in return?"Stitches nods."May I see your pan-"The skeleton then gets beaten into the ground by all the ladies around. Fearing for him Lyda digs him out and makes sure that nothing happened to the remarkable specimen."T-Thank you young lady. You're a real life saver! Now... what were you asking? I believe I may have suffered a concussion.""W-Well. I would like to know how it is possible for you to move around like that without any connective tissue is all.""Ah. I have a very simple answer to that."Soul King then stands up on the table and starts musically shouting."The secret is THE SOUUUUUUL~!""E-Eh?""I know it may be hard to believe but I ate the Yomi Yomi no Mi. It's a legendary fruit which allows the person who eats it to resurrect once.""A-And it revives you as a skeleton?""Ah. No. You see this was a little mistake. When my soul returned to the land of the living my ship was stuck in the Florian Triangle, a quite foggy area. And well, I couldn't find my body until it was nothing but bones. But through the magic of the fruit I was still reborn! At first not even I could believe my own eyes, even though I have no eyes to speak of YOHOHOHOHOHOHO!""Ah. That makes sense. That falls in line with standard Devil Fruit behavior.""E-Eh?""Still. To think there are multiple fruits that interact with something incorporeal as the soul.""M-Multiple?!""Erm. Mister Soul King Sir. May I-""Y-Yes?""May I-"Lyda gulps."May I DISSECT YOU?!""WHAAAAAAT?! NONONONONONONO! WAIT A MINUTE! Even though I don't have any flesh I still can't let you dissect it! That is way too scary!""Please! Pretty please! I simply must know how the soul functions! PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE!""NO! NO! NO! I REFUSE!"
After several minutes of trying to calm him down and explaining the situation to him Brook the skeleton finally manages to relax with the cup of poppy tea that he got from Gu."SSSSSSSIP! Ah. That is very nice tea good sir! Thank you very much!""Hmmm. So he can digest food. Noted. Also stop slurping! It's disgusting!""But I see. So you are a doctor then! That makes sense. I imagine the concept of life after death fascinates you quite a bit doesn't it?""Y-Yes. I had minimal interaction with life essence before. That's how Shelley here was made! But I don't think my fruits main purpose is handling the soul so it's not ideal. It'd further my research quite a bit if I could study someone like you whose primary power relates to the soul.""Alas my answer is still no. You see my soul is bound to my bones as yours is bound to flesh. It can't be removed just like that!""Now hold on a minute! You literally ejected your soul from your body in Fish-man Island!""WHY DID YOU TELL HER THAT USOPP?!"Brook starts shaking the long nose man."S-So... you can remove your own soul?""Yes. I am ashamed to admit that I can. The true reason why I must refuse is... I'M AFRAID OF NEEDLES!"Lyda puffs her cheeks and turns away from him."Fine. Be a big baby about it! In that case I won't offer to graft a new body onto your bones for free!""W-Wait. You can do that?""The doctor has an entire building for implanting, transplanting and removing organs. She even managed to assemble an entire person from spare parts. Remember?"Gu mocks the skeleton."Anyway doctor. If you won't have him does that mean I can make soup out of him? I want to know if I can extract his soul that way.""WAITWAITWAIT!"Brook protests."Lady. I got the message. But I sadly must decline. Have we met a bit before I may have taken you up on that offer. Returning to the living as a flesh and blood human sounds mighty tempting. Unfortunately I quite grew to like my current situation. Not to mention how I'm much more useful to my captain this way. And he likes my aesthetics too, even though I'm only bones yohohohoho!"Stitches nods."I understand. Don't worry. I'm a doctor after all. I may not have sworn an oath but I wouldn't hurt a patient. I'll respect your decision and simply continue to seek the secrets of life on my own."Feeling happy with how that went you finally clap your hands together."ALRIGHT! I think that's enough. Everyone, finish your food now!"With a snap of your fingers you call the waiters to clean the table up for you."There is plenty to do and crime won't commit itself! The Goof Troop may uses Outer Heaven like anyone else. But if you want something you're gonna have to pay for it like everyone else too! Got that? And once we're outside there will be no rules. You got that?""Shishishi!"
The party disbands quickly and everyone goes to rest before another incident happens between the two crews and you'd have to fight each other. As you lay in bed next to Nutmeg she turns on her side and looks at you."So tomorrow we sail out huh?""We?""Of course! What, did you think I'd stay here like a trophy wife? I'm a Charlotte! I'm coming with you whether you like it or not!""No. Of course! That's rad! I just didn't know if you wanted to come.""Of course I do! You promised me a honeymoon remember? Besides big, tall and green kept giving me the stink eyes the whole day. I think she wants me dead.""I'll talk with her about it tomorrow.""Uh-huh. You should also write to that big fish everyone keeps mentioning. Sounds like someone important.""Yeah...""Is something wrong?""It's Shelley. I've been waiting for this for two years. I wanna go out as soon as I can! But I'm not sure if she should come or not. She's a weenie and this is the New World...""Hey-"She grabs you by the cheeks and turns your head so you look her in the eye."-you already know the answer to that.""Yeah...">She should come. Her place is with us>No. It's too dangerous for a little girl. She'll be safe here>The decision is hers>Other?
>The decision is hers
>>5215070>The decision is hersShe's still just a kid, but so was will. It was his choice then, and it's Shelly's now.
>>5215070>>The decision is hers
>>5215070>She should come. Her place is with usWe were dumb enough to drag Will into the new world and I'm sure we're dumb enough to bring dear Shelley.
>>5215070>The decision is hers
We recruiting anyone else in the New World?
>>5215081If we meet someone interesting enough
>>5215081If the person is cool
>>5215070>The decision is hersIf we were willing to bring Will when he asked we can do the same for her if she's game.
>>5215081if they’re not a weenie
>>5215102>The decision is hers
>giving the literal child the right to choose in a dangerous situationkek>writing
>>5215119Hey, it's what Silver did when he was younger and he didn't see anything wrong with that.
>>5215119Hows that any different when Silver makes a big decision?
>>5215119Like a manchild such as yourself has any room to talk
>>5215119Hey, Silver's showing restraint by not just putting the child in danger immediately.
>>5215119It will teach her independence
>>5215119She's a big girl.
>>5214927Silver is an absolute cuddleslut. He's in it for the intimacy more than the pleasure. This gives him an aura of romantic approachability that Sanji lacks because he's just an absolute fiend. Sanji would totally pull if he didn't constantly scream "I'll suck your toes for you to fart in my ear" energy.
>>5215143I dont know what I hate more. The fact that you phrased it like that or the fact that I completely understood what you meant.What a horrible day to have literary comprehension and short term memory.
>>5215143>"I'll suck your toes for you to fart in my ear"Pure profit, Sanji is a shrewd businessman.
"She's the one who'll have to decide.""Yeah. That's what freedom is, isn't it?""Yeah..."The next day you try to break things down to Shelley so she understands. You fail miserably and so does Lyda. She just doesn't get it."Adventure? Yeay!"Well, maybe she does. But she seems enthusiastic to come. So you must acquiesce.The other pressing matter that you must deal with is of course Sandersonia. When you find her she is brandishing a wooden plank raised above her head. She's contemplating smashing it down on Nutmeg but she can not bring herself to do it. When you clear your throat to make yourself known she tries to hide the plank behind her back but it's way too big and sticks out even when covered by the rather large woman."Ah-hahaha. Silver! It's good to see you! I was just erm... going to repair this sign here! Yes. It's so confusing around here. We should have more signs that point where things are! Hehe..."Nutmeg just sighs and takes her leave."I'm gonna give you two some room. Sort this shit out. Before ol' swirly eyes murks me."As she leaves you look at Sandersonia and place your hands on your hip."What is the problem? Why don't you like Nutmeg?""Me? Nah! Never! I absolutely ADORE-"You hear the plank splinter."-that little sk-special pink girl! I totally do!"If her voice wasn't enough the way her eyes look makes it apparent that she is full of rage."Don't lie to me. I don't like that. And Nutmeg grew up with a bunch of murderous weirdos. She can also tell when someone wants to kill her. Come on. Out with it. I want everyone to be nice to each other.""Nice? You want me to be nice to THAT FIL-FRIEND? After what she did to me?!"That gets your attention."She did something to you? That's the first I've heard that.""After she stole my-"She swallows hard and then starts panting."I'm sorry Silver! I got carried away! I... I promise I'll behave from now on.""NO!"You slam your hand forward and touch the wall with your palm. You meant to push her up against it but with her being four times your size you just look silly now."Tell me what is your problem NOW! I won't ask again!""She-"Sandersonias eyes start to water up as she's breaking under your pressure."She STOLE YOU FROM ME!"As she begins to cry in front of you suddenly things make sense."Oooooooh... I get it now. Why didn't you say something before?""I-I thought you knew...""You know I'm not that smart. Anyway this is a fine pickle. I get why you're upset now. If someone took the milk I wanted to drink so badly I'd be upset too. Hmmm...">Fine. I'll marry you too if it'll make you feel better>I'm sorry. But you should've said something sooner>If it bothers you that much maybe it'd be best if you went back home>Other?
>>5215174>>If it bothers you that much maybe it'd be best if you went back home
>>5215174>>I'm sorry. But you should've said something sooner
>>5215174>Fine. I'll marry you too if it'll make you feel better>But then we need to get Nutmeg to come back so we can all figure this out.>Pull out the Bibble, you seem to remember something about a guy with a lot of wives in there somewhere.
>Fine. I'll marry you too if it'll make you feel better>But then we need to get Nutmeg to come back so we can all figure this out.>Pull out the Bibble, you seem to remember something about a guy with a lot of wives in there somewhere.
>>5215174>Fine. I'll marry you too if it'll make you feel better
>>5215174>>Fine. I'll marry you too if it'll make you feel better
>>5215181>SupportYou should have stayed nutmeg
>>5215174>You should've said something sooner. I'll marry you too if it'll make you feel better.If Silver doesn't know how marriage works then this is the logical outcome. Wheter it actually happens depends on how Nutmeg feels about it.
>>5215192Leaving Silver unsupervised is a disaster waiting to happen.
>>5215194He does in the sense that he knows it makes families and a family is like one of the greatest things he wants.The more people he likes in his family the better.
>>5215181>>5215174yeah thisas long as nutmeg doesn't mind, more family is more better
>>5215184>184>Fine. I'll marry you too if it'll make you feel better>>But then we need to get Nutmeg to come back so we can all figure this out.>>Pull out the Bibble, you seem to remember something about a guy with a lot of wives in there somewhere.I wonder if Ann sometimes regrets giving us a bible without explaining the underlying morality of it.
>>5215194Pretty sure Spider told him you can only have one partner.
>>5215181I'm backing this because it'll lead to more fun
>>5215202Have a 100 Christians read the Bible and you will 100 different interpretations of what it says.
>>5215205Then clearly she wasn't reading the Bibble.Seriously you remember Lot, dude who offered up his daughters to be gangraped by a mob to stop them raping Angels? He himself gets date raped by his daughters so they can have kids.And he was the "most virtuous" guy in two cities.Us getting married more than once is tame.
>>5215215>And he was the "most virtuous" guy in two cities.Well, those two cities were wiped from the face of the earth for being especially awful.Though a more positive example of double marriage would be Israel (nèe Jacob) and Rachel and Leah
>>5215205If I remember correctly, it was very brief and Silver didn't get why. Furthermore, from the way Silver prioritizes things, I doubt that he would remember it without being reminded.
>>5215219Where Jacob was tricked into it by her father when he really wanted to marry her sister.
I have a strange but nagging sensation that this is going to end with Nutmeg killing Sonia. Cause I don't know if she'd be down like that, it's always nice to see Anons doing a "bad" move because its in character and Silver just doesn't know what the fuck he's doing when it comes to "emotions"
Alright. Silver do be going the way of fucking Temujin it seems>writing
>>5215228Silver would intervene if she did
>>5215229I didn't know we had a multiple emoji
>>5215228Nutmeg will definitely get really mad by this.
>>5215235It's an april fools thingWe reddit nao🤤
>>5215229Is Silver gonna have 2 bodycounts or is he going to have to stop a catfight?
>>5215229But he's Silver Spooks, not golden. >>5215236Yea, it's almost like he's an emotionally stunted child whose primary interaction with the world is violence and uses said violence to get what he wants without really having to take things into consideration, and is thusly hilariously unprepared for the kind of drama relationships can cause. It's great. I mean it'l be horrible, but I bet Spooks will spin some real good shit out of it.
>>5215240Well gold is just buttered silver so.
>>5215239>>5215236Honestly I think they're going to be more confused than angry once Silver explains his thought process.He clearly doesnt operate on lust, he doesnt give a shit for money, and he thinks politics is something that happens in a bathroom after some bad fish.
>>5215245Remember her reaction the first time Shelley was mentioned? Naah, I think she's gonna get get hurt. She might be able to understand that he didnt act out of malice or greed but humans are not rational creatures like that.
>>5215174>I'm sorry. But you should've said something sooner
>>5215261>>5215291The vote is over
You scratch your head."Well you really should've said something sooner. But fine. I'll marry you if that makes you feel better.""M-Ma-""But we need Nutmeg to come back so we can figure all this out. Oh. And probably I need to check what the Bible says about that. There has to be someone in there who married multiple times. Hmmmm."Before flipping through the book you go and call Nutmeg back so she can be present as well."Yeah? Managed to cool her down?"She looks at Soni."Huh. What did you do to her? She looks frozen. Hello?""I think she likes me. I told her I'd marry her if it makes her feel better. But she has to be nice from now on."Nutmeg crosses her arms and raises an eyebrow at you before turning to Sandersonia."Hmmm. Really? Hey! Snake!"She starts snapping her fingers."You hear me?""Uh-uwhat?""You okay with this arrangement?""I-I'm not sure. Are you?!""Listen. I have over fifty siblings and two dozen stepdads. This isn't my first rodeo. I'm asking if YOU are okay with it!""I... don't know. I hardly know what marriage is, much less that you could do it with multiple people.""What are you, a kuja?""Yeah."Nutmeg laughs at her."Oh boy! You're in for a rude awakening! Don't worry. I taught him the ropes already! Just don't forget! You asked for this!""Waitwaitwait! Are you actually okay with this?!""I'm not too thrilled. But when I think about not needing to constantly watch my back because of you or that you'll be taking the heat off of me I start to realize that this is not such a bad deal! So yeah. Go ahead. Do it. But if you're still gonna cause trouble for me or if you do anything to him I'm turning you into a purse, you hear?"She then looks at you."As for you mister. This does not mean you can just go from island to island claiming every woman you want! You hear?""Why would I do that? I'm only doing this to her because she's nice and my friend. She came all the way here despite her big mean sister just to help!""Aw... you're such a stupid little lovely dork. But I still don't want this to be a regular occurrence! I don't care if you find a nice milkmaid on every island we visit!""Milkmaid?""Forget I said that! Now. Promise me she's the last one! Okay?""But-"Nutmeg slaps herself on the forehead."What now? You got more? Is that it?""Well the bible says a guy can have more wives.""Yeah? Well you gotta be more considerate!""Okay. Okay. Then how about I can get as many wives as I have fingers? You know, because of the rings."Nutmeg starts pondering before snapping her finger."No. You were a weenie. You lost an arm. You lost wife privileges.""Aw shucks. So that makes three more?""Two. You don't wear rings on your thumb. Because it looks weird.""Oh. You're right."
>>5215295Well, Marcy will be pleased.
>>5215295So Silver can get 4 wives? Based.
>>5215295Ahhh, I wanted a murder.
>tfw the girls overhear silver can have two more wivesThe bloodbath cometh.
>>5215295>"Milkmaid?"best part of the post
>>5215305Who are the contenders do you think? From the top of my head I would say: Marcella, Hagetaka, Ann and Shirahoshi
"What... just happened?"Sandersonia looks confused as Nutmeg slaps her thigh."Congratulations snake! You'll be the second wife.""...why did you agree to that so readily?""You'll learn when you can't move or about to die of dehydration in the morning..."With that somehow settled you can safely say that you just averted a crisis. Somehow. Nutmeg doesn't seem too upset by this, hell she looks almost pleased by this because with more people around she'll need to do less babysitting herself. And Sandersonia... well she is taking it about as well as you'd think. She's still frozen in place and trying to process what just happened. You decided to let her resolve that on her own and gave a letter to Pascia that she must deliver to Soni as soon as she recovered from her stupor. Once you return to Outer Heaven you'll fulfill your promise. But not now. Now it's adventure time!Going over to the Dauntless you are greeted by Hagetaka who is about to report to you."Captain. The crew are waiting you on the ship. We already loaded up our supply storage. And the Dauntless is in perfect condition. We are ready to depart on your order.""Thanks. Jaws?""On the Dauntless coordinating things. I decided to report in his stead to lessen his burden.""That's mighty kind of you Angel. Well then! Let's board her and set sails! I can't WAIT to get started!""Ah. But one more thing captain. I also took the liberty to look at the log pose and have a request-"As opposed to Paradise the New World is so densely packed with islands that their magnetic fields overlap and can cause regular poses to run wild. Travel in the New World necessitates a special device that's basically 3 poses taped together. Each one picks up a different route. So you have a choice between 3 different islands. And the more a pin moves the more wild and chaotic the magnetic fields are. Meaning more fun."-and I must request we take a specific path.""Yes?""It seems we caught the route to a sky island. I'd like to go there.""Why?""Back on Sabaody I met with the Mad Monk. To my shock he had wings just as I do. He asked me which sky island I'm from. I believe if there is a trace of my ancestral homeland I'll find it up there.""KEK! Sounds good! I always wanted to go to the sky! Alright! We set sails for Sky Island!"
>>5215295>it worked outNutmeg is a good wife.
And that is as far as I can go today.I already felt myself slipping writing that last post. So I'll be signing off for now. Due to popular demand I'll do 2 scenes with members of the 2 crews interacting with each other. May do more depending on how I feel about itAnyways. Have a good night. And I'll catch you guys later
>>5215335Night Spooky, thanks for the run.Also Nutmeg is best waifu confirmed, as if there were any doubts.
>>5215335Thanks for running spooks!...What the hell just happened?
>>5215335Thanks for running!>>5215337The will of God.
>>5215335Thanks for running Spooks
>>5215335thanks for running
>>5215337Nutmeg, never even hearing of a stable family structure and knowing what an emotional slut Silver is AND because getting impaled on occasion is fun and exciting but painful and tiresome if done every day agreed to let Silver... acquire reinforcements.And rather than stop him she instead decided to... limit the amount of fuckery he is about to unleash. Because that's what responsible wives do
>>5215865She may just be the second smartest person Silver has ever met.
>>5215878Who's the first?
>>5215899The old granny who just fuckin' died. Think about it. Didn't say a word, got what she wanted and died with a smile. That's like 5d chess.
>>5215899>>5215899Nutmeg almost died on her wedding night, huh?
>>5216171Died is such a crude word. Reached Nirvana is a prettier description.Though it was mutual and a group effort
>>5216265And enthusiastic from the sounds of it considering Silver can vibrate on command.
>>5216591Silver used his wang as a bludgeon, he knows to to vibrate it because it hits harder that way. Nutmeg must have a bruised, but stuffed, and satisfied womb.
So...two more wives, eh?...I'm throwing in my vote for Marcella and Shirahoshi!
>>5217428marcella is imouto.i say we wait and see what adventures ahead bring us before we have to ruin luffy's path again.
>Kaido hears about us being open to multiple wives>Decides to send Yamamoto to us both to get her out if his hair and to potentially bribe us into joining him>Yamamoto is sent literally kicking and screaming to us, all tied up and in a box>Silver just blanky stares at her for a few seconds, before placing the lid back on the box while maintaining the blank look, because god damn it, he does not know how to mentally unpack this shit
>>5217497>Yamamoto>Not YamatoThis opens up several, uncomfortable, questions.
>>5217497Nah, he'd just break her free and tell her where the docks are, lend her some cash, and send her on her way for her own adventure.
>>5217428I don't know anything about haremshit, but I say one of the wives be Silver. He seems like an upstanding young man
So. I was thinking that if I can squeeze in some writing time I'll be able to run on Tuesday.And tomorrow I'll aim to deliver those omakes I promised.Sounds good?>>5217497>>5217536>>5217881>>5217933NO! There will be no grampa fucking! Even IF he has a marvelous beard
>>5218175But bro, 1000+ years of experience. Think of how many tricks he knows.
Just my opinion, but I kinda wanna waifu people from outside the crew. Everyone feels too family like, like Haga is the cool older sister, Marc is the foul mouthed street sister, and Spider is already married to God. One spot belongs to fishy but I not sure about the other one
>>5218312i want to fuck my sister and marcy is #1 on the list
I will be the sole advocate of sticking with just Nugmeg and Sandersonia, bigamy is peak comfy.
>>5218312I advocate for Poison Pink, on the grounds of cucking sanji emotionally. Alternatively shipping Gu and Poison Pink for maximum sanji cuck, and marrying Yamato as number 4 is also acceptable.
>>5218359I thought that we were gonna try and set Gu up with Marigold since she has the King Cobra model devil fruit, and he's interested in their venom...
>>5218312Fuck you, I wanna raw dog our boat until it gives us rowboats. Splits in my dick be damned
>>5218380But just imagine how hard sanji will be devastated when the only living member of his family who cares about him tells she likes Gu's food better cause of all the poison.
>>5218382>>5218395Counterpoint: MASSIVE FISH TITTIES
>>5218175By the way Spooks, since we're heading out into the New World properly, how are we bringing Tiny? I know he was originally just sorta standing/sitting on the Dauntless, but I'm pretty sure it was stated that wasn't a long term solution, especially with the weather. So assuming you haven't already thought of a solution, might I propose a smaller secondary ship that latches onto the side of the Dauntless and acts a sidecar/portable forge for our cursed craftsmen. Bonuspoints if it looks like pick related, one of those fish that clean the sharks. (I've always pictured the Dauntless resemnleing a shark interms of design given the front unhinged into a set of jaws)
>>5218437Countercounterpoint: No ship no lifeAnd if you suggest even for a second replacing Daunty I'll cry and write a strongly worded letter to your governor.
>>5217428Fishy's a definite but I'm not sure if we need to go any farther than that.I honestly don't know if any other person we've met has actually broken past the batshit barrier like her, Sandersonia, and Nutmeg managed to do.I mean our crew has, but that's less in the "I can't help but love this guy" way than the "Oh fuck me I've adopted/been adopted by this maniac."I mean, Luffy understands us too, but no, definitely not. Not because he's a dude but because he's Luffy and our rival and I don't care what fujo's say or what gaybaiting anime dual leads have taught them, some shit is fucking /sacred/. He also has the sex drive of a rock.
>>5218702Who knows, maybe we'll find a mink and that'll complete the multi racial harem.
I cant wait to see Boa and Marigold's reaction to their wedding invitations.
>>5217536>>5217881>>5217933Dear god, what have I done.
>>5218484Just build a bigger boat around Daunty. It’s like she’s wearing power armor except it’s a boat.
>>5218735>spess marin centurions: boat editionFucking ew. Also it's a ship, not a boat. My Shiptism demands I say this knowing full well everyone is going to demean her by calling her a boat anyway.
>>5218738You're forgetting the best design.
>>5218746>open spoiler>close spoiler
>>5218746it’s all clear to me now, we need to put Daunty in a bigger boat… within a bigger boat.
>>5218746Who thought this was cool enough to make models of?Why not an actual mech instead of stilts?
>>5218175Suck the beard, bigot!>>5218312I agree. The point of marriage is to get more family, and our crew are family so why would you need to double up like that?
>>5218788It was entirely "I just watched Aliens for the first time and I got an idea.".
>>5218792Well warhammer 40k started off as a more goofy than grimdark, and you can see it in some of the remaining lore, but Early lore just was crazy. See pic
>>5218964Oh god. I thought Alfabusa was just shitposting with that model in the inquisition!
>>5218990The entirety of 40k started as a shitpost.It's a shame they forgot their roots, but that's what happens when fans grow up and start writing canon. We cant let things be silly and fun, no one would take it seriously.
Cutty Flam, Franky to his friends and everyone who's not looking for trouble is walking around the great halls of Outer Heaven. Though the decoration is not really to his liking, torture is not so super, he can't help but marvel at the brilliant engineering that went into making it. A floating fortress on the most treacherous waters, cobbled together from all manner of driftwood as well as broken ships yet still structurally more sound than many castles. It's big, it's ugly, it's horrifying and yet it's strangely beautiful."Can I help ye?"A loud, booming voice speaks to him as it notices the gawking cyborg."Ah. Silvers giant? Nah. I'm good. But super thanks for asking! I'm just appreciating the craftsmanship of the place. It's really inspiring.""Hmph. Thank ye kindly.""Oh? You built this place?""Yep. Name's Greki. Blacksmith of the Silver pirates. And you are?""Franky. The greatest shipwright in the world! SUUUUUUPER!"After striking a pose Franky removes his sunglasses to look directly at the giant."But this place really is something! How long did it take to build?""She's not finished. Maybe she never will be. There is always more work to be done on the ol' lass. An extension here, a few upgrades there. So ye could say it's two years and counting.""You must be proud then! For how ugly it is the place is a work of art!""Hmmm. Aye. She's not pretty but she be tough. One o' the few things I'm actually proud of.""Huh?"Franky cocks an eyebrow but doesn't have a chance to speak his mind as someone else butts into the conversation. Brook, the skeletal musician of the Straw Hats also comes up and looks at the giant."Erm. Excuse me Mister Giant! I was told you are the blacksmith of the Silvers. Is that correct?""Aye. Ye want to commission something man o' bones?""Oh no no. I just came to express my admiration! As a fencer myself I can't help but respect those capable of forging such exquisite blades. Erm, you are the one who crafted captain Silvers sword are you not? That cursed blade made me shiver, despite not having any skin! Yohohoho!""Eh? Cursed?""Why yes Franky. After being almost cut down by Shusui multiple times I learned to recognize armaments like that. Much like Zoros Sandai Kitetsu and Shusui the young mans sword also bears a curse. The moment they clashed I swear I could hear screams, like the souls of the damned cried havoc. It felt as if the swords themselves were trying to tear each other apart and not just the ones wielding them.""Aye. That's Argent. A ferocious beast that one. But if ye'r trying to butter me up to make ye a sword forget it.""Oh no. I completely understand. It'd be silly to arm your own nemesis yohohohoho!"
"It's not that. My weapons are simply not meant to be wielded by people. It's that simple."Upon hearing that Franky steps forth."Hey. Old man! What do you mean by that? It sounds like you dislike your own creations! A craftsman should be proud of their work as if they were their children! A tool is just a tool after all. Not good nor evil. It's who uses them and how that matters!"Greki slowly shifts around to look directly at Franky. His previously gentle demeanor disappears and gets replaced by barely contained rage."You better shut ye mouth boy when you don't know what ye'r talking about."Taking his hammer Greki smashed down on his anvil, sending out a ringing noise that reverberated through the halls. Suddenly an anchor that was suspended in the air falls down on its own, the chain attached to it that went unnoticed up until now tied around Frankys leg and the cyborg flew in the air whilst getting tangled in the chains."HEY! Let me go!""Your creations are not good or evil? Try tellin' that with a straight face when everything that leaves your hands from the smallest nail to the greatest axe all come out bearing an ill will. When even ye'r most harmless creations try to harm or kill ye on every turn."Greki then taps the snake-like chain which then releases the cyborg."Your naïveté sickens me. I lived for hundreds of years being tormented by my own work. Don't try to lecture me! My weapons are not meant for men. I stand by that. They are for monsters with a force of will that can even bend spirits to their whim. Maybe ye should try makin' something truly devastating for once and not something that looks like a toy for pups!"
That's one. There are two more incoming
"So? Ready to admit your inferiority yet you third class chef?"Gu scowled."In your dreams. I'm just morbidly curious to see what crimes against cuisine you commit here on a daily basis. Just look at this! Who keeps poison dart frogs in their kitchen?""Ever heard of a puffer fish? Then shut up.""If you didn't notice, people only eat the non-poisonous parts of that fish you psycho. Despite your undeniably superb technique you keep desecrating every dish with things that are not meant to be consumed. That is the Number One rule in cooking! You don't put anything on a plate that's not meant to be eaten!""Experimentation is the essence of cooking you tool. Civilization is built on spice. People looking for new flavors is what pushed society. I am a pioneer. If we listened to crooks like you we'd still be eating raw berries, roots and unsalted, uncooked meat. You savage."Sanji reaches for one of the pots above but Gu stops him."If you so much as scratch my tools I'll serve your liver for dinner!""Tch. Drama queen. I'll just quickly show you how you can further the development of cuisine without eating feces."After washing the wok thoroughly to remove all trace elements of poison Sanji quickly whipped up some stir fried rice and presented it to Omukade."There. Nutritious, full of flavor and reinvigorates the body. All without committing crimes against nature. Try it."After a sigh Gu took a spoonful of rice in his mouth and began chewing. His eyes shot up and he almost choked to death in his surprise. Once he was no longer dying he begrudgingly accepted that the dish was indeed amazing."I-Incredible. That is... almost as good as mine."Sanji let out a smug smile."Come on, you know it's a thousand times better than that toxic sludge you call food.""Fine, fine. It is indeed excellent."Gu took another spoonful and looked at Sanji."Who taught you this?""Eh? What do you mean?""This flavor profile. It does not match your style. Not as obnoxious. It's rather... queer actually.""SHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUP!"
And the last one is a special request by a retard
"By the way Goofy! Have you met my newest crew yet? Pepe! Come here!""Hmmmmm? UOOOOOOOOOH! Look guys! A clown! HE HAS A CLOWN! Why don't WE have a clown?""Kekeke! How about that? Who needs a stupid walking talking skeleton when you got a clown?"You lie through your teeth. The fact that you don't have your own skeleton is making you super butthurt but seeing Goofy being jealous almost makes up for it."Come on Pepe! Show him what you got?""If I must. Should I do some magic or play some music?""MAGIC! MAGIC! MAGIC!""MAGIC! MAGIC! MAGIC!"You both start chanting at which point Pepe reaches forward and pulls a coin out of Luffys ear."OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!""OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"You, Luffy, Chopper, Will and Usopp all gawk at this amazing display while some weenies are jeering from the sidelines."Psh. Come on. Really? That was barely a trick."Nami shakes her head."I know. I can do more impressive things but for some reason this is sufficient for them."She takes out a deck of cards."Pick one."After Nami takes a piece of cardboard she is handed the entire deck to shuffle."Alright. Now throw the whole thing in the air."The deck gets tossed in the air and the cards fly everywhere. But before they'd land Pepe throws a dagger at one of them and nails it to the wall. The card is the joker and depicts a skeleton."Is that your card?""No.""Hmmm. Weird."She takes the card off the wall and examines it closer. The dagger hit the skeleton right on the forehead."Ah. There it is."She then walks over to Brook and removes the top part of his cracked skull and pulls out the ace of spades from it. The entire table then lets out actual ape noises.
>>5219182Oh Greki, if only you knew...
>>5219188>"This flavor profile. It does not match your style. Not as obnoxious. It's rather... queer actually.">"SHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUP!"My sides are in orbit :PepeLaugh:
>>5219195>The entire table then lets out actual ape noises.kek
>>5219181>>5219182That was... Really nice, actually. And add one to the "Silver isn't human" counter. Still nice to see Greki's work being appreciated even if its a giant sore thumb for him. Sanju and Gu had good chemistry ever since the train towards Enies Lobby, and you nailed it again.Pepe really is bloody good at what she does, isn't she? I wonder why she's so down tho, we must uncover the secrets and make the clown smile again!
>>5219204>Off in the distance shouts can be heard. "Its not queer at all it is only Okama!"
>>5219213Well she's surrounded by psychopaths and was very nearly press-ganged into service. She's clearly not here because she actually wants to be. So the obvious solution is a scalp massage and free smoothies on wednesdays.
>>5219226And she clearly didn't want to be in the circus that she so readily abandoned. Then called dreams stupid. I like the smoothie idea tho, definitely worth trying
>>5219225Oh Come My WAAAAAAAYYYY
>>5219213Pepe doesn't have a wacky ambition to follow, as she dropped what she thought was her dream for a boat full of high paying mental patients.
>>5219237Oh he'll be coming alright.
>>5219188Oof, hit Sanji right in his PTSD.
>>5219195Thank god those two don't get along, the world couldn't handle them working together.
"Is everyone ready?""Ready!""Ready!""Ready!""R-R-R-Ready.""Tiny?""Bertha is ready to go cap'n!""Alright! Set sails!"The mechanisms holding up the Dauntless release all at once and the ship drops down to the waves. As it rides out the black ship appears to leave a hellish black fog behind it, terrifying all those who witness it. Some say it is the souls of the damned who met an unfortunate end when engaging the Silvers. The truth is significantly more... interesting. A series of tubes constantly pumps the fumes to the surface. The tubes are connected to Grekis forge which rests on the back of a gigantic cannonbug named Bertha which is attached to the Dauntless via an iron leash. The bug does not mind having to carry both a giant and a waterproof house on top of her. She's pretty big. And she appreciates the warmth of the forge. In a pinch the large crab can even tow the Dauntless over short distances, making crossing the Calm Belt somewhat easier. But sadly she's quite a cowardly creature and not much use in a fight."How is it down there Tiny?"You speak through the mini transponder snail."Quite cozy cap'n. No leaks, warm, quiet and the air pumps are working. Can't complain.""Cool! If you want some fresh air just come up and we can hang.""Aye aye. And if ye'r in trouble just call me. I'll bring some new cannonballs fresh from the oven."You start sailing in the direction the log pose is pointing but the ride is not as smooth as you'd like. Due to the many, many clumped up islands the weather is quite treacherous. Mother Sea is angry and she's tossing around the Dauntless as much as she can. Everyone except two people are working themselves to the bone managing the sails, tying down everything and making sure that you don't sink beneath the waves. The only people not working hard right now are Shelley, who decided to come with you without any questions and is making tea right now for everyone and Pepe who's not comfortable on the ship yet. As you're pulling the sails up with Nutmeg you start shouting down at the deck and through the storm."HEY CLOWN! Have you learned Bink's Sake yet?""NO! Do you have any idea how hard it is to find records of that song?""I told you how it goes!""That's not how that works! Reconstructing a song from just the lyrics is impossible! It'd be easier to make a new song on the spot!""Then make one!""What?!"Will looks down from the crows nest."YEAH! Make a song! About pirates! Or space... GASP! SPACE PIRATES! Silver can sing and you can make the music around it!""I... Ugh. Fine! Let me hear it and I'll see what I can do."You clear your throat.
"Come all you young spacefarers, listen to meI'll sing you a song of our fish from the seaAnd it's windy weather, boys, stormy weatherWhen the wind blows then we're all together, boysBlow ye winds fringeward, Hey! Blow ye winds blowOut to the galaxy, steady she goes!Up comes the Great DragonIn search of our homeThrough space to a place that's beneath waves and foam!Up come the solar winds, taking us farAll through the space lanes and out to the stars!And it's windy weather, boys, stormy weatherWhen the wind blows then we're all together, boysBlow ye winds fringeward, Hey! blow ye winds blowOut to the galaxy, steady she goes!"The others slowly join in on the shanty until the intensity of your voice matches that of the raging wind. Spirits rise as you weather the storm in a good mood and you manage to break through the forces of nature, reaching a relatively calm spot. Hagetaka warns you that this is the eye of the typhoon and things could go very bad very soon. But it's sunny all around. Must be a pretty big storm then. However as you start to relax loud creaking can be heard coming from below. Looking down you see the sea floor and see it slowly getting farther and farther with each second. Soon you see the chain trailing behind you raise from the waters, alongside the big bug with the hut on its back."We're flying!"Hagetaka sprouts wings and you follow suit as you dive after her. A quick check later you return up with the aid of a powerful updraft."There is a powerful wind down there. It's stronger than many water currents.""Anyone got any ideas? I can navigate on water just fine. But air?""No."Angel shakes her head."I don't think we should do anything. The current will take us where it needs to. If we deviate from the course who knows what happens?""And if we fall down dipshit?""We can fly.""Oh...""Besides. Look at your pose. I think this is taking us exactly where we need to go."A short while later you see a log cabin with what appears to be a long stick in front of it just floating in the air. The invisible road takes you right to it and the stick is perfectly in your path. But just as you're about to go through it the current winds down and you stop just in time. From the cabin a tiny man wearing full plate armor and a beaky helm comes out with a notepad in his hand."Ja? Passport?""Passport?""You need za passport to pass. Non citizens need to pay ze toll.""And what if I don't?""Zen you can not pass.""Hmmmmm.">Okay. We'll pay>You don't tell me what to do!>Other?
>>5219936>How much is the toll?
>>5219939>SupportIf it isn't down right highway robbery.>Okay. We'll pay
>>5219939We are here to play tourist, at least for the moment.
>>5219936>Okay. We'll pay
>>5219936>>Okay. We'll pay
>>5219936>>Other?>What's the toll
Silver is generous this time>writing
"How much is the toll?""Hmmmm. You from ze blue seas ja?""Ja.""Zhen ze toll is 1.000 per person. And erm. Petz too."He vaguely gestures at the crab floating after you."Do you have a family discount? How about kid tickets?""Erm no. We don't do ze discounts. Zat's cheap enough as it is. So how many will that be?"You do a quick little count but loose track until Marcella starts dealing with the toll guard. But an argument quickly breaks out as not everyone wants to pay and a few of them even consider just going through by force. You on the other hand object and state that if it's the rules you shall obey them and pay the toll for those that don't want to. Excluding Greki of course because if you can get away with sneaking one person in you will."Gut! You may cross! Just follow ze wind. It shall take you to ze land of knights right away!""KNIGHTS?""Ja. You'll see. It'z a land of chivalry it iz!""COOL!"The little knight effortlessly raises the stick, allowing your ship to pass freely. You are filled with excitement just imagining what the land of knights must be like! And then your disappearance disappears when you spot about a hundred OTHER toll booth shacks in your way. Each and every single one of them basically robbed you of your money. Except one where you tried insulting the gate keeper by calling him Hans and he let you through because you guessed his name. This place is weird and not in the way you like it. But finally, FINALLY after having to pay about one million belli per person! You finally. FINALLY get above the clouds via the skylane. Your ship runs aground and you jump off it to test things. Surprisingly enough the cloud appears to be solid enough to walk on, yet it's soft enough that you can jam your sword in and cut a giant cube out of it. Underneat is nothing but more cloud. Weird."COME DOWN GUYS! IT'S SAFE!"Everyone disembarks and starts testing the clouds. Some of them are more solid, others are more bouncy and yet more are almost fluid like. It looks like milk but it's basically pure water. You know because you almost drowned trying to drink from it. Turns out it disables devil fruits just the same. After that life threatening experience however you start looking for this "land of knights" which you begin suspecting might be fake because there is nothing here. However one little trek up a cloud hill later you see before yourself a grassy plain with grassy hills and several stone houses built to look like castles and an actual giant castle beyond it. There is a wooden sign that you spot. It reads as such:"Avalon: Land of True Knights!"
You take a stroll through the place, checking out all the things to see. Nothing too out of the ordinary. There are houses and people moving in or out of them. Except the people are ALL dressed in plate armor. All look a little different and some even wear other clothes over them. But every single person, men, women, children and the elderly included wear full sets of armor. You see a man leaving for work and his wife bids him goodbye. But instead of kissing him on the cheek they just bump their helmets together. Even the little kids waving him off are wearing armor.Aside that weirdness things are mostly the same as anywhere else with a more medieval aesthetic. There is a big market where people try to sell various wares. Nothing out of the ordinary there. Except at one stall you see them selling weird sea shells. But then you witness two knights (or they could just be regular people, you can't tell) bump into each other."How... DARE YOU KNAVE! Dost thou not see that I am walking here?""Maybe if thou'st watched where you were going you wouldn't be such a blundering buffoon!""How DARE YOU?! HAVE AT THEE!"The two engage in a duel and nobody seems to mind or even pay attention to it. They both take out their swords, have a little duel and once one knocks over the other they both stop and the looser acknowledges the victor."Haha! Good show! But you won't be so lucky if I meet you at the tourney!""Don't be so sure of that!""WHOAH!"You gawk at them."So you can just fight anyone you WANT?!""I'm afraid not."One of the market salesmen speaks to you. He's selling various breads and pastry but also wears a chefs hat over his helmet which you find funny."Only a knight may have an honor duel with another one. Outsiders are forbidden. But you are in luck! If you're looking for a fight the grand tourney is being held right now. Even outsiders are allowed to enter. If they have a suitable piece of armor.""WOW! This place rocks!"Despite the weirdness you do like the place for what it is. And it looks like there is a lot to do here. Now all you need to do is pick something.>Shopping sounds nice! Let's see what weird stuff they sell!>I like the look of that giant castle in the background. I wanna go there!>Someone say tournament?>Hey Angel! Wanna look together for your home?>Other?
>>5220069>>Shopping sounds nice! Let's see what weird stuff they sell!
>>5220069>Shopping sounds nice! Let's see what weird stuff they sell!I wanna do all of these options but I assume we need to pick one first
>>5220069>I like the look of that giant castle in the background. I wanna go there!
>>5220069>>Someone say tournament?
>>5220069>>Someone say tournament?Sir (Ritter) Silver von Outer Heaven. Has a nice to it, doesn't it? Still, I bet we could find someone who knows about Angels homeland at that tournament, they're bound to come from near and not so near.
Shouldn't we buy an armor before going straight to the tournament?
>>5220071>>5220074>>5220077>>5220078You know what? I can work with this...>writing
>>5220094*points at the giant forge on the giant crab with a giant giant inside it*Marcella doesn't need to have armour made for her, and neither does Hagetaka.
>>5220097Cursed Armor Go!
>>5220097What's the point of having money and going to places if we always stick with our local stuff like we are amish or something?
>>5220098Yes. Creating an evil, malicious and somewhat sentient -> Silver <- shaped suit of armour. What on earth could *possibly* go wrong?
>>5220098Did someone say dark souls thorn armour
>>5220098Mysterious Black Knight mission a go!
"Hey old man what kind of bread do you serve?""Try one. It's one the house."You take a bite out of it feel that it's crunchy yet filled with some sort of heavy but sweet cream."Ooooh!""Good huh? It'll put some hair on your chest.""What's crunching though?""There is iron in there. Real champions eat like champions and if you wanna be tough as nails you gotta eat ground up nails.""Very true!"" Good man. Most wet worlders just spit it out when they ear it. Bunch of wusses.""Yeah. But I'm built different. And the cream?""That's just heavy cream, eggs, butter and a whole lot of sugar. You also need energy to be a champion."You talk with the nice bread knight about pastry a bit more until you finally can no longer contain yourself and ask him why everyone is dressed from top to bottom in armor."Ah. That. Not all of us are dressed like that. Foreigners like you. Or those fuckin' Birkans. But all true knights wear our plate with pride. From the day we pop out of ou mothers womb till the day we die we wear our armor like a second skin! It is our face, our identity, our strength!""Strength?""Aye. You didn't notice? The air is thin up here. ""No.""It saps the strength. Most o' those who dwell in the sky grow accustomed to it. Their muscles grow light, their bones hollow. But the armor protects us. Preserves the strength we once wielded down in the blue sea. Also it's part of our culture now. Everyone kinda feels weird not wearing one. Even when I'm with me wife we both keep our helmets on. Less awkward that way.""Wow. That is very cool! Thanks erm-""Bread Knight.""Bread Knight! Do you know where I could get one myself?""Hmmm. There are plenty of armor tailors out there. Not sure if any would serve an outsider. Then again, not many ever ask. Or they want something nice, light and fancy.""Pansies.""Exactly. Anyway, you seem like a decent sort. Go to Armor Knight over there. He's a grumpy one but a good soul. He may help you out.""Oh. One more thing. What's up with the names? One of the guys down there had a normal name. Hans I think.""Ah. Those vermin. They fooled ya. Buncha Birkan scum wearing discarded armor pieces, extorting people on the way up. I wish I could ask you to kill them on the way down but ya can't go down that way, only up. Nobody bothers stopping them because it's so out of the way."That is making you feel pretty pissed. Maybe you'll drop a few cannon balls down the side of the island to check how they like that.
>>5220121We can fly anywhere we want, let's just go kill them right now.
>>5220123Hot diggity, supporting.
You go over to the blacksmith the baker pointed you to."Excuse me! Are you Armor Knight?""I am. How can I help you?"You raise your hand."If someone else decides to make armors does he get to call himself Armor Knight too?""If he beats me in a duel then he may take my name. Otherwise he has to take another. Like Armorer Knight, or Mail Knight. God what a tool he is. Anything else?""Oh yeah. I want an armor!""Hmmm. Sorry. Can't help you. I'm working on one right now but it's for someone else. If you can wait they should be here for it in about an hour."He takes a helmet out of some sort of liquid and puts it on the armor it belongs on. It's a rather unremarkable piece, lacking most of the unique features that the armorers or the bakers had. Both had design elements which show clearly who they are and what they do. This one is just a regular piece of armor painted black. It's also pretty big."Don't touch that! I just took it out of the acid bath."He then turns away and you take your opportunity to touch it anyway. You jump into the suit of armor through the neckhole and explore it from the inside. It's rather cozy but too big. You try to climb out of it before the Armor Knight catches you but before you could do so someone approaches. From the sound of it he's the buyer."Ah a work of beauty she is sir knight! My lord will be quite pleased with your work!"You hear the exchange of coin and then you feel the man putting you on a cart of some sort. You don't really dare come out lest you get in trouble. As the cart leaves you try to leave but you hit a bump in the road and you fly off the cart. Getting dizzy from rolling around you look for the guy who just lost you."Hey! You left your-"But as you turn you bump into something and start feeling... wet. A sort of pipe slid in through the neckhole and a strange liquid is pouring in through it which rapidly hardens around you."OH GOD!"A person runs up and pulls the pipe away."A-Are you okay ser knight? Forgive me but I did not see you there! O-Oh. Your armor!"He quickly reaches forward and wipes something off it."I-It appears you got some quick cloud on it! Haha! But all's well. Right? Right?"You try to speak to him but the stuff that filled the armor and hardened around you sealed your mouth. So all you manage to let out is a-"Hmph."He gets nervous and then quickly starts running away. You try to chase him to ask him for help but all you manage sealed in your metal tomb like that is a slow walk.
After loosing the guy you come up with a new plan to free yourself of your awkward situation. The voices of people can be heard in one direction. You'll go there and ask for help. You bump into several people because you can't see clearly before you stumble over to a table and slam down your hands for support. Someone on the other end of the table speaks up."Sigh. Here for the tourney?"You take a pencil from him and try to write down "HELP" on a piece of paper but apparently your message is lost on him. Curse these barely moving fingers!"Alright. And do you perhaps have a name ser knight?""Hmph.""Alright. We got a weird one. Black Knight will do I suppose. Go over there and wait for people to call you."You get pushed to a chair and you fall down on it and slump forward. Several times you try to ask for help but your grunts only manage to scare people away. Finally after like half an hour someone calls for you."You're Black Knight? Lord Metal Knight is not here yet. So you'll be entertaining the crowd with a duel. At least try to put on a little show and don't drop immediately okay? Where's your sword? Don't tell me... you didn't bring your own? What an amateur. You can pick one from the spares over there. Now get moving!">Pick a sword. Maybe if you win you'll be able to ask someone for help>You're not here for a fight. You just want to get out>Other?
>>5220149>>Pick a sword. Maybe if you win you'll be able to ask someone for help
>>5220149>Pick a sword. Maybe if you win you'll be able to ask someone for help>Try turning up the heat and burning off the cloud
>>5220149>Pick a sword. Maybe if you win you'll be able to ask someone for help
Fight time!>writing3d10+4 best of 3, dc 15, crit 24
Rolled 4, 2, 2 + 4 = 12 (3d10 + 4)>>5220177
Rolled 6, 3, 4 + 4 = 17 (3d10 + 4)>>5220177
Rolled 10, 10, 3 + 4 = 27 (3d10 + 4)>>5220177Go mysterious black kngiht!!!!
Rolled 3, 5, 4 + 4 = 16 (3d10 + 4)>>5220177too late to roll but fuck it.
>>5220182Holy fuck dude, it's just competitive blood sports, no need to go so hard.
>>5220182I see that Götz von Berlichingen, patron saint of all one handed mad knights, smiles upon us.
You slowly walk over to a sword and pick up the first one you manage to get in your hand. Maybe if you go out there someone will beat this stuff off you, or at the very least you may get to talk with someone and ask them to get it off of you."Lords and ladies! While we wait for great ruler Metal Knight to show up these two fine, chivalrous individuals shall duel for your entertainment! In this corner is a long time contender, the illustrious and beloved Jewel Knight! Fighting him will be this new entry into the tournament... the black knight."The other guy gets a bunch of cheers and the ovation of the women in the audience. The men merely solemnly nod at him. He seems to be at least a respected duelist. Meanwhile most people seem to either not care about your presence or they are outright mocking you and your name. The worst part is that you can't even tell them that's not your name. Your opponent Jewel Knight stops bowing to the audience for a moment to address your presence."Ah. Black Knight? Really? You named yourself after a color? Is there really nothing more to your existence? Take me for example! The pretties and most bedazzling knight there is! A real jewel of the world! And you? What every four year old called himself. Have you no shame?""Hmph.""No retort? No witty comeback? Do you think yourself better than me? Well do you?!"Despite the referees warnings Jewel Knight assaults you and starts poking your plate with his rapier. His blows don't do much, they don't even move you which gives you ample time to think. The gears in your head creak and groan as they turn but finally you start coming up with an idea. What if? Fire!Cranking up the heat inside you attempt to burn away the hardened cloud around you. It goes... poorly at first. The cloud melts just fine but as it starts to boil it reaches temperatures way above its boiling point. You guess there was something else in there that made the cloud harden in the first place and it's reacting with the water. Gritting your teeth you bear with it as it gets about ten times hotter than boiling water. Steam then starts escaping from the openings of your armor and the black metal slowly starts glowing. But with the released tension you can finally move your limbs and so you deliver a single swing.With a loud groan you swing your dull borrowed sword and it leaves behind a trail of fire as it goes. The blade strikes Jewel Knights rapier, folding it like paper before going for his armor. With a loud thud he gets sent flying backwards. He hits a wooden beam and breaks through it. The audience just stares at this."L-Lords and ladies... it appears Black Knight won. After one swing!"As your armor and sword continue steaming you groan."Ugh. Finally. It was getting stuffy in there."
And that's as far as I can go today.We'll continue from this point next timeUntil then have a good night!
>>5220195we are now the coolest black knightand the real owner of this armor is going to have one hell of a reputation that he can't live up to once we're done here
>>5220198Thanks for the run Spooks!This is shaping up to be a really interesting adventure(tm)
>>5220198Thanks for running Boss!
>>5220195Aww, I wanted to keep the strong and silent approach...
>>5220195Did we just fight pic related?
>>5220747>>5220213>>5220210>>5220205>>5220198>>5220195We know who we are
>>5220198And Simpknight Vinsmoke
>>5220198Lol Zoro doesn't get to be a knightHe's even green
>>5220198This one is missing a hole in his chest
We get it, you read knight quest.
>>5220195when we cool down i guess the cloud will just harden again around us hmmmm i guess we could also be scream knight literally just rattling the armor in a high pitched whine as we cant really talk but you dont need to move your lips or jaws to hum
I mean, why not just take off the helmet while everything is fluid and wipe our face off?
>>5221054because that isn't funny.
>>5221054because it wouldn't be any fun
>>5221054>implying silver knows which straps he'd need to unbuckle to take off any of the pieces
>>5221188Implying Silver needs to unbuckle any straps to take it off.
>>5221321>implying silver'd want to break something coollame
>>5220798Jokes on youI can't read
>>5221735A joke cannot be on me for a joke is an expression of humor and is therefore not a physical object.
So. Currently it looks like that I'm either gonna be able to run tomorrow or on Saturday at the usual time. Will post updates regarding the start>>5221775>>5221769>>5221776Sometimes I forget I have the best readers
>>5222034And we have one of the best QMs.
>>5222106Can't argue about that
>>5222034>>5222106It's actually the most impressive thing about this quest. How can such a great quest have such based players and such a based QM? It doesn't matter, the important thing is that it does and I find that very heartening after everything I've seen.
the most impressive thing about this quest for my is what it is not end in a male x male ship.all quest what i was read in 4chan end in yaoi
>>5223045It has to do with everyone accepting, from the beginning, that Silver is a retard and an autist with a very specific vision of the world. It lets the character be written and voted for very consistently, and lets the QM plan things out far ahead enough that you can't even feel the rails.The only bump is that whenever this paradigm fails, and anons bitch out, you can feel it.
>>5223045I mean, besides Spooky's splendid attention to detail and dedication to the characters being consistent, and an honourable mention to the fact that there has somehow not been screeching about waifus...Enies Lobby, when the cannibal anons came out of the woodworks and everyone just shut them down.
>>5223116>It has to do with everyone accepting, from the beginning, that Silver is a retard and an autist with a very specific vision of the world.I know that. Thing is, I've never seen such a definitive consensus in any other quest ever.>The only bump is that whenever this paradigm fails, and anons bitch out, you can feel it.Yeah. From what I remember when I was binging the archive, I was flummoxed when anons voted for retracting and apologizing to Blackbeard after making a categorical statement to him.>>5223121>Enies Lobby, when the cannibal anons came out of the woodworks and everyone just shut them downYeah, what the fuck was that about? I still haven't understood it.
>>5223121>when the cannibal anons came out of the woodworks and everyone just shut them down.And then they got real upset when nobody was in support of their overly edgy idea. It was such a bizarre exchange.
>>5223089I've never even seen a quest on any site with Yaoi what quests do you read?
>>5223202You know what they say, you see what you look for.
>>5223089I'm with >>5223202, what quest have you been reading? Because 4chan quests are almost always straight, except the usual lesbianism because girl on girl doesn't face the same stigma as two dudes fencing.
>>5223089The only quest I've read that's ever dabbled in yaoi was Tai Lung Quest but I dropped it before it got there so I don't know if it went all the way. Otherwise im with >>5223202 >>5223422 what quests have you been reading?
>>5223422>>5223427>>5223208>>5223202there is that quest of tai lung quest that I let follow after that. another is the one piece of flash man the marine ... honestly I dropped it after the anons always chose options that made it seem that flashman was in love with ace ... now that I realize it is something recurring in the quests of one piece with ace be the male or female protagonist
>>5223544But the Flashman never fucked a dude. IIRC everyone was just memeing with that homofujoshit.That's like saying One Piece is a certified yaoi doujin just because the gay under (and over)tones from Okamas and other gags and gimmicks. Even though those things are played for laughs. Sanji totally got railed by dudes kekAnd thinking even more on it I always thought anons were pushing the homoerotic tension with that one noble twink, not Ace. But it was a while ago so I cannot be trusted with my memory.
>>5223544>>5223575Haven't read Tai Lung quest but considering the dude would be starved for any kind of affection after spending decades alone in prison and having his world viewed destroyed having him pursue any viable romance option kinda makes sense.That one piece one is stupid though because if Ace was going to bang anyone it wouldn't be some random reporter, he had Yamato on one hand and if he /was/ gay he's on a crew with Marco of all people. You'd think he'd go for a twink if he had that as an option?The OC noble twink makes sense, I guess, but I haven't read the quest so I don't know how much of that was actual romance or just memery and shitposting.
>>5223621Shit was wild. Half the time everyone was screeching to fuck the twink and the other half they were chanting about banging Tasisgi. What was most surprising for me though was the nearly unanimous hype for papa Smoker. Never seen people that crazy about being adopted.
>>5223625To be fair if Smoker showed up with adoption papers even Silver would be sorely tested.For like, 2 seconds, at any rate.
>>5223668>no damn pawpaw of mine is gun be a dam M*rine!Silver, probably
>>5223668Just long enough to actually consider it>>5223672>tfw you have to dismantle the navy just so you can get adoptedIt's hard being an ocean orphan.
>>5223668To be fair, if Smoker showed up it'd be a laugh>Tashigi going on about swords>Silver does his usual thing of letting her play with Argent>Tom&Jerry hijinks ensue
"Phew."You swing the sword over your shoulder with your freedom restored. Looking at the guy you just whacked lying far away from where he was standing a moment ago you start to wonder just how impressed everyone be from your display."CHEATER!""OFF WITH HIS HEAD!""Wuh-"Some knights tackle you from behind, making you bit your own tongue."How DARE you cheat against Jewel Knight?!"The women scream as they swarm you.Meanwhile the tourney officials and some security guards come up to clear things up while a pair of nurse knights take your opponent away on a stretcher."That's enough everyone! Back off ladies! This is official tournament business. Stand back! Now Ser Knight. It appears there are accusations of foul play against you. Please present your weapon for inspection."You'd like to retort but your tongue hurts quite a bit so you hand the dinky little knife over to him."Hmmmm. Yes. It's as we thought. This is one of ours. There is no dial in here. Good thing too. If it had an edge poor Jewel Knight would've surely perished. Please spread your arms so we may examine your armor next!"A brief check later the referree gives a satisfied nod and turns to the audience."Lords and Ladies! After thorough investigation we conclude that Black Knight is has not violated tournament rules! His feat was of pure strength and skill! Thus he is declared the winner and is allowed to continue participating!"There is a lot of boos coming from the women but the men seem more confused than anything. Meanwhile you look at the little announcer and manage to mutter something despite your swollen tongue."Dial?""You're a foreigner? That explains a few things."He then takes out a small sea shell and presses its apex, after which the little thing squirts out a jet of flame."Dials are special shells found on sky islands. They serve many functions and can be dangerous if weaponized. Their use is forbidden in the tournament. Anyway ser knight, apologies for the accusation. You are free to return to the tents now. His majesty will arrive shortly and then the tourney proper can commence."The little man then leaves and you return to the waiting area. Sitting down you examine the armor that you accidentally stole. With the cloud inside melted you regained your freedom of movement. A few exploratory twists later you find the means of escaping this tin can of doom. The only question is, do you want to?>I started this game. Might as well finish it.>Nope! Get me out of here! NOW!>Other?
>>5223820>>I started this game. Might as well finish it.>Other?Try and get a message sent to your crew? You want them to see you win, totally not because you know they'd be worried about losing you.
>>5223820>I started this game. Might as well finish it.>For the rest of the matches, let out just enough flames to look menacing without actually weaponizing themPurely for the cool factor
>>5223823Code: Wacky Antics is at defcon 2 prepare for events to get out of hand.
>>5223820>I started this game. Might as well finish it.
>>5223820>>I started this game. Might as well finish it.
>>5223820>I started this game. Might as well finish it.Silver may be many, many... MANY things, but a quitter he is not. >>5223823>Meanwhile, Nutmeg is wondering where the hell Silver wen't>Rest of the crew giggles and say something about "He's your husband"
Silver shall stay in the gamePlease give me now 3d10+4 best of 3, dc 18, crit 22
Rolled 2, 3, 4 + 4 = 13 (3d10 + 4)>>5223858
Rolled 9, 9, 8 + 4 = 30 (3d10 + 4)>>5223858Dice!
Rolled 3, 6, 5 + 4 = 18 (3d10 + 4)>>5223858>>5223863well damn is this even necessary?
>>5223863it's only gamewhy you haf to be mad?
>>5223863I see Silver is channeling General Radahn today.
>>5223866>>5223865 It's Götz time boys.
"Well. No reason to stop now that I started. But I wonder if the others are worrying about where I am. Marauder?"The little crab crawls up to the helmet and opens the visor to plop out."Go and tell the others where I am. I want them to see this!"He gives you a little salute and starts rolling away. Hopefully he'll find them. And you continue your wait. A short while later you hear ovations coming from outside. The king they've been waiting for must've arrived. Confirming your suspicions an attendant comes in to your tent and tells you that you are going to go out soon, this time for a proper round. But as she's talking to you she seems quite terrified."Erm... i-it was quite an impressive display out there Ser Knight. You must be quite parched. Would you like a drink before heading out?"You nod and she brings you a cup of coffee."It's sure to stimulate you before your big fight. Please enjoy!"You grab the cup but the armor is still far too big for your body so you can't handle it very well. As you raise it up and give it a taste you end up scalding your tongue with it. In your surprise you end up downing the whole thing. You want to scream but you can't have anyone think you're a weenie so you hold it in and just cry in silence. With that infernal drink gone you get up and go outside as the announcers start their speech."Lords and Ladies! Thank you for your patience! Now please stand up and bow before our king! The great Metal Knight!"You see everyone do as ordered and bow to their overlord, a great hulking man in armor not too different from your own. He has several horns on the top of his helmet that curl upward and give the impression of a crown. By his side is a massive two headed battle axe. He seems bored by this display of obedience and lazily raises his hand to stop them. The spokesman then goes on to announce you."In this side is the dark horse of the race! In a surprising turn of events he struck down Jewel Knight like a bolt from the blue! He's a mysterious stranger that none knows! The Black Knight!"Metal Knight slowly leans forward in his chair, as if he's taken an interest in you."And his opponent the tournament regular and one of the favorite of the betting scene! If you want to make a quick buck you can always bet on him! The mighty Bronze Knight!"Far away on the other side of the place a man gallops in on a horse, wielding a big lance. Not as many people cheer for him as they did for jewel knight, but a fair few fat people with even fatter coinpurses do start grinning once he appears."What is this? I came here for a fight! Not to run over some nobody! Where is your horse you amateur?"
You shrug as a few people come in and bring to you a rather scrawny looking horse. The poor thing is skin and bones and has its tongue sticking out. They tell you to get on it while handing over a big wooden lance to you. Glancing at it and then at Bronze Knight it becomes obvious that his lance is made of metal, not wood. From the audience you hear those fat people that must've bet on Bronze Knight laugh at you. They must've rigged things so you got bad gear and an even worse horse.After taking the wooden lance you touch the horse and it perks up. With a gentle touch and a bit of a push with the powers of a conqueror you calm the animal as you hop on it. Suddenly it doesn't seem all that beat and it's dead set on carrying you into battle. Since your tongue is still numb from the hot coffee and can't talk to it you make a mental note of giving it plenty of treats after winning."Now for the sake of those who are new to the games allow me to explain the rules! To win the jousting match one must score three points! Only the first knight to strike wins a point! Hitting the shield awards one point! Hitting the body awards two! And knocking off your opponent earns you three! But be warned though! Hitting the head or the horse of the opponent are forbidden! Now... knights! BEGIN!"Bronze knight starts galloping towards you as you just stand there with your horse wondering why you did not receive a shield. But no matter. As soon as Bronze Knight gets close enough you thrust your wooden lance forward. It pierces right through his shield and hits his breastplate. But you're not done yet. With a little upward motion you lift him off his horse and keep him suspended in the air before throwing him aside. The eyes of the people in the audience poke through their visors and even his horse gawks at you with its tongue out in disbelief."Hmph."That was way too easy.The silence of the audience is then broken by the slow metallic clapping of Metal Knight."Splendid. What a display of strength. Please ser knight, do come over here. I wish to speak with you!"Since your tongue is still burnt and you can't speak you don't want to look weird in front of everyone. So you turn around and leave. People start throwing garbage your way and boo at you but the king seems amused.A few more fights come and all end the same way. One by one they fall, each one after only a single round until you reach the finals. It's at this point that you see your friends arriving and sitting down in the pews above. They don't seem to know where you are.>Focus on winning for now>Go and say hi>Just wave at them>Other?
>>5223940>Just wave at them
>>5223950>>Just wave at themVigorously
>>5223940>>Just wave at them>Other?Wave hard and fast, you really want them to notice you
>>5223940>Just wave at thempreferably with lots of movement and attempting to shout
>>5223940>>Just wave at themSmack something metal to make a loud noise too
Big stoic metal man starts flailing his arms around like an autistic kid at the zoo>writingand give me another roll3d10+3 best of 3, dc 22, no crit
Rolled 2, 3, 3 + 3 = 11 (3d10 + 3)>>5223990
Rolled 9, 1, 4 + 3 = 17 (3d10 + 3)>>5223990
Rolled 5, 5, 1 + 4 = 15 (3d10 + 4)>>5223990
Rolled 4, 10, 7 + 3 = 24 (3d10 + 3)>>5223990
Rolled 7, 7, 9 + 3 = 26 (3d10 + 3)>>5223990Dice?!
Rolled 3, 6, 4 + 3 = 16 (3d10 + 3)>>5223995wait I added the wrong mod, not that this roll matter
>>5223996>>5223997Rip, so close and yet so far.
>>5223996>>5223997Slow on the draw fellas.
>>5223998Oh shit nevermind, fuck yeah>>5223996So we pass after all.
>>5223995Unless Spooky doesn't count this one because of the wrong modifier.
>>5224000I mean>>5223995This has the wrong mod, the guy cheated... so it clearly doesn't count! Can't blame me for trying, now can you? But I do guess this just go real
Well I was a dingus and put in +3 instead of +4...Oh well. I shall accept that 24 as punishment for my dumbassness. Besides, it'll be good drama
>>5224008Maybe the real modifier were friends we made along the way.
>>5224008Truly we are blessed by such a based QM.
>>5224017rule of fun is the only way to play
As you spot them you start waving frantically, first with one hand and then with both. And just for good measure you banged on your own chest to make some noise with it. You overhear them talking all the way from here."Yeap. That's him alright.""W-Why is he in a tournament for knights? Where did he get his armor from? And why is he winning?!""He's your husband. You should know."They reply smugly."Wait! This happens often?!""Eh. Just about every single time. I think 90% of our adventures happen because he gets bored, walks off and gets into trouble. Other times Marcella gets shanked.""HEY!"Aside their reaction the people in the audience start giving you weird looks. Up until now they haven't seen anything so extreme out of you. But you don't have too much time to bother looking at them as the announcer guy comes out."And we're finally here Lords and Ladies! Please give it up for our grand finalists! On this side is he who dominated the opposition with overwhelming power! The infernal Black Knight! But he's not the only newcomer to make a big impact! His opponent the underdog who defied all expectations and rose through the ranks with skill and grace! The divine and unknowable Angel Knight!"A loud neigh is heard as the horse of your opponent jumps in and stands on its hind legs while its rider is showing herself off. A female knight wearing a shiny white armor with a lot of wear and tear on it. She also has no shield to speak of... and a pair of white wings on her back. As she gives you a serious look you grip your lance tight. The pressure you feel from her is unlike anything the others displayed. This one is actually strong. And judging by her stance she feels the same thing. Without waiting for the announcer to finish both of you start moving towards the other with your weapons ready.The first "round" ends with neither of you scoring as you clash with your lances and parry each other. Without pause you turn around charge at each other again. She displays her superior mastery with the lance as she pokes your shoulder and dodges out of the way of your attack. The third exchange goes in your favor as you decide to meet her head on and brute force your way through her lance and hit her arm. Her metal lance ends up being bent as a result, necessitating her to switch it out for another one. But she's now pissed. After waiting for her to get a new weapon you start charging once more. This time however things go differently. She stands up on top of her saddle and grabs the head of her horse for leverage while thrusting forward with the other. The added length gives her the advantage she needs to hit you in the chest well before you could even hope of reaching her. Loosing two to one you start getting pissed.
You decided you'll finish this in the next round and not give her any more chances. With the final clash she's preparing to use the same trick as last time. She thrusts forward with her lance but you don't raise yours. Instead you quickly reach up and close your hand around it. With a big pull you yank her off her horse before slamming her in the torso with your spear. As she falls to the ground you are declared the winner.Rolling around to get on her knees she takes off her helmet and smashes her fist in the ground."CURSES!"As you get a better look at her you get to see her weird features. She's completely bald and has two small horns sprouting from her forehead and her earlobes are pretty big. She looks like a goat almost. You extend a hand to her."Good job nannie!"She looks up at you and with anger she smacks away your hand."I don't need your sympathy! Get out of my sight!"Getting up she storms away while trying to hide her tears."Sheehs. Talk about sore looser."The announcer then approaches you."And we have a new champion Lords and Ladies! Please give it up for Black Knight!"He hands over a big trophy made of pure gold. The thing must be worth a pretty penny. As you take it he raises your hand to the ovation of the audience. Then he starts speaking to you more privately."His lordship was very pleased with your performance and wishes for an audience with you. Please, follow me!"Curious to see what the king wants you follow the little man to the pavilion of the ruling lord. He gets up from his mighty chair and walks down to meet you eye to eye before offering his hand which you take. He seems pleased."Excellent fight. I never thought I'd see the day I'd have fun on the tourney. Ever since I knew it it's been the same ten people flaunting themselves before a crowd. And now you've shown me such a grand finale. Bravo!""Thanks. But it was a team effort.""Indeed. I'll have my subjects seek out Angel Knight as well. She fought well for a Birkan.""Birkan?""Ah. A foreigner. Should've know. Yes. Birkan. They are people from another sky island. Refugees. Their home was destroyed many years ago. Few of them survived and flooded other sky islands, including our own. Many resent them, calling them parasites. But enough about them. Let's talk about you! I'd feel bad if all you got for that magnificent display was this lousy little trophy. Tell me, what do you wish for ser knight? If it's within my power I shall grant it to you!">I'm kinda hungry>GET ME OUT OF THIS ARMOR! NOW!>I have this friend that wants to know more about sky islands. Can you help with that?>Other?
>>5224089>>I have this friend that wants to know more about sky islands. Can you help with that?Silver can probably explode his way out of the armor if he's willing to put up with the heat. Or just get someone to undo the straps for him. IE Nutmeg where you at!?
>>5224089>I have this friend that wants to know more about sky islands. Can you help with that?We are here because this is important to Angel, so food can wait until after we ask about her stuff.
>>5224089>I have this friend that wants to know more about sky islands. Can you help with that?
>>5224089>I have this friend that wants to know more about sky islands. Can you help with that?+1 for the reason we came here in the first place
>>5224089>milk>>I have this friend that wants to know more about sky islands. Can you help with that?
"I have a friend who wants to know more about sky island. Can you help with that?""That entirely depends on which one. Not even I am all knowing.""Don't know.""Hmmmm. Then how about we figure it out together? I have a library in my castle. I may have books about the island you are looking for there. Does that sound acceptable for you?""Yeah! Just let me get my friends first.""Friends?"You walk out of the pavilion and start waving to your crewmembers. After a brief explanation of the situation they follow you to the kings home as he and his escorts take you there. On the way there you ask him a few questions that have been bugging you for a while now."Why are you called Metal Knight anyway? Is everyone elses armor not made of iron?""I am not Metal Knight. I am Metal Knight! Observe."He takes his double sided axe and twirls it around, revealing a set of strings on its other side. With a loud twang he produces a rough sounding music that rings in your ears."I was the child of two mighty warriors. But my dream was to become a bard. I lived for music until one day the previous king pissed me off. I killed him out of revenge. But that meant I was stuck ruling the land. It almost makes killing him not worth it...""You don't like being king?""No. Too much trouble."He looks out the window of the carriage."Ah. Here we are!"The castle that serves as the center of power in this kingdom is massive. Every ruler apparently spent massive amounts of wealth on expanding it, except Metal Knight as he liked the acoustics of the place. One of the reason why he's so beloved. No increase in taxation. You are lead to an equally impressively sized library filled with great many books on various subjects, including other sky islands and their populations."So what did you say my lady? Which island are you from?""I'm not sure. That's what I'm trying to find out. All I know is that I met others with wings like mine and they were all from sky islands.""Yes. Those are typical features of those born on sky islands. One good thing is that the pattern of the wings is usually a telltale sign of ones origins. Different islands have different wings you see. Yours seem more cherub like. Strange. I don't recall ever encountering one of those. Let's see."Metal Knight brings several books out and starts flipping through them. Even with everyone reading books it takes you quite a bit of time to find anything."I think I got it. Though it's not much.""What is it? Please tell me!""I found a record. A conversation that took place between the ancient Gold Knight and God-""GOD?"Ann gasps."Yes. God. The ruler of Skypiea. He complained about a tribe with cherub like wings that terrorized his homeland. Hmmmm. I'm sorry my lady. It appears that he... wanted to exterminate them. And he bought metal from our kingdom to do so. Your people may no longer exist."
>>5224169>metal knight is the frontman of an entire kingdomRadical>hagetaka's tribe was spurned by godFallen angel indeed.
>>5224180Well time to commit deicide
"Do not worry yourself. If they are my people then they don't die easily.""Rokukukukuku! I like your attitude! You'd make a fine knight!""Thank you. What else can you tell me about this Skypiea?""Not much I'm afraid. They are a far away island. Never had much contact with them. They knew what earth and iron are, which is rare for a sky island. Apparently they had some but not much, somehow. And... well...""What?""There is one other thing that I know. Though it's not in the books.""What do you mean?""The Birkan refugees. They mentioned the name Skypiea a few times when they arrived. You see the Birkans home was obliterated by an exceedingly powerful individual that fancied himself a deity. He played some sick game to determine who were the worthy people in his home. He took them with him on a journey to the island named Skypiea. Then... he condemned his fellow birkans to death and obliterated their home. Thankfully he was an arrogant fool and assumed every one of his kin died and didn't bother to check. But that means that even many years after the incident we still have to deal with all those refugees."He then gives Hagetaka a mournful look."I don't doubt the hardiness of your people even when faced with the might of a would be god. But do you think the land under them shares the same strength?"Angel sighs."I don't know. All I know is that my blood would never allow anyone to violate their home. Do you know where this Skypiea is?""Hard to say. Their cloud could've drifted far off. But if it didn't... then I'm sure I can find the records of our deal with the Skypiean God. If we sold him anything we'll have a route there.""I am in your debt.""Don't thank me yet. I'll have to find those logs first. I'll have my servants look for it immediately. Until then, could I invite you for a meal perhaps? I'd be a poor host if I didn't take care of my guests after all-"But before you could swiftly say yes someone barges in through the library door."FATHEEEEEER!"A rather small looking man comes in wearing a pretty pink armor with a bunch of frills on it."SOMETHING TERRIBLE HAPPENED FATHER! Someone stole my new armo-"He looks at you."YOU! GUARDS! TAKE THIS THIEF TO THE DUNGEON AND STRIP MY ARMOR OFF HIM! NOW!">"Hey! No need for violence!" (Give back his armor)>"This is MY armor! I stole it accidentally but rightfully!">"Who is this sassy child?" (Beat him)>Other?
>>5224196>>"Hey! No need for violence!" (Give back his armor)Silver doesn't even want this armor, its too hard to get out of.
>>5224196>OtherJust shift into bat form and fly out the neck hole.Then throw the armor at him because he's a little bitch.
>>5224196>"This is MY armor! I stole it accidentally but rightfully!"he lost all dibs when he called for guards rather then do it himself
>>5224196>>"Who is this sassy child?" (Beat him)
>>5224196>"This is MY armor! I stole it accidentally but rightfully!"
>>5224196>"Hey! No need for violence!" (Give back his armor)>I didn't want this armor in the first place! I got stuck inside of it while i was transformed into a bat!
>>5224196>"Who is this sassy child? He's annoying." (Give back his armor)
>>5224196>"Who is this sassy child?" (Beat him)He cant take it himself if he wants it so much
Giving the armor back winsWith extra shittalk sauce>writing
"Hey! There is no need. I'll give it back. Jaws, help me out of this."As Murray starts prying pieces of metal off your body Metal Knight stops his guards."That's quite enough. Stand down. Princess Knight! What do you mean that's your armor? It's five times your size! You can't wear that.""Faather! Stop calling me that in front of the plebeians! It's embarrassing! I am Doomdeath Knight! And I can't fulfill my destiny of becoming the greatest warrior that ever lived in the sky if you don't let me wear proper armor instead of... THIS!"He points at the pink skirt around his metal pantaloons. Actually by the looks of it that looks like it's part of the armor and might be chainmail. But it's still pink."Hey. Weener Knight!"You pick up the accursed armor set now that you are free from it and hurl it at the guy, knocking him into a wall with it."Now get that thing out of here you sassy child!""HUMPH!"He tries to leave after picking himself up... but the armor proved to be too heavy so he ordered a few of his servants to help him."Sigh. That boy ain't right.""Why do you call him Princess Knight?""It's a long story. How did you get your hands on his armor?""It's a long story. But I'm a pirate. I got into an accident and it turned into an adventure. I didn't mean to steal it, just got stuck in it.""Bandits hmm? I thought you'd have a more chivalrous occupation. But very well. My son he... he grew up as a prince. He was too little when we were commoners to remember any of it. What's worse is that he wants to be like me and seeks to grow stronger.""Why is that a bad thing?""Because he's infatuated with a lie. No matter how tender, how exquisite a lie will remain a lie. The version of me that he adores and wishes to follow does not exist. I do not relish my position or strength. If I could I'd just return to my days as a musician. But the laws of the land forbid me from doing so. I can not leave until someone takes my position. Or the kingdom would fall into chaos."He sighs."So that is the reason why I wish to steer him away from that path. That and he really has no talent. He's an exquisite ballet dancer. Terrible fighter. I'm just trying to do what's best for him.""I dunno. Maybe he just wants to spend more time with you?""I sincerely doubt that-"As he says that however an explosion shakes the castle."What is the meaning of this?!"But a moment later a guard hurries to him."My lord! It's those Birkan scum! They are revolting!""WHAT?!"
And that's where I'll end things off for the daySee you guys around next timeOh... and I may drop a little something tomorrow. If I don't forget to do itGood night!
very butthurt gotes
>>5224277>make son a bitch to stop him from wanting powerThere's gonna be an okama uprising isn't there?>>5224280Rock on Spooks
>>5224280Thanks for running Spooks>>5224300>There's gonna be an okama uprising isn't there?I mean if there is then A. the King was asking for it and B. He'd be too busy laughing his ass off in glee to fight back, not that he even would.
Is the Angel knight gonna turn out to be Goat Lucifer?
>>5224386Not mink.Literally hairless human with horns and big ears that often makes goat noisesThat's it
"Silver Style: Bowling!""AAAAAAA! PLEASE! SOMEONE HELP MEEEEEEEE-"The Gifter that you folded up into a ball and sent rolling into his friends screamed. His fellows were powerless to help him as they were too busy getting knocked over by him."WHOOOOO! KING ME!""I-It's strike you moron-"One of them muttered in a tired voice before you moved on.An unexpected perk of being associates with one of the Yonko is the ability to fight the other ones with little to no repercussions. As long as you don't get caught of course. It is now possible, nay EXPECTED of you to mess with these forces whereas before you would've faced terrible consequences if you did so. Knowing where it's located and being able to fly makes Kaidos home turf of Wano a prime candidate for tomfoolery. Not only are the natural defenses of the country a non-issue for you but the average fighters are also nothing to write home about. Sure, the vast majority of them have Zoan powers and are thus monstrously tough but someone really screwed the pooch on those SMILE fruits. Those that have them have a good chance that their abilities hinder rather than help them. And even those that aren't screwed over by their powers are but pale imitations of the genuine article. A near inexhaustible supply of chaff. The perfect chew toy for you. Only thing to watch out for are the officers."Hold it right there you little shit!""AAAAAAAAH! THE DINOSAUR!"This time you did not watch out and Page One found you."You think I forgot about you? This time Kaido isn't gonna stop me! I'll tear you limb from limb! RAAAA-"The dinosaurs massive jaw opens up, ready to rip you apart. But things are a bit different now. Sliding under his maw as he's about to bite you dig your fingers into the floor, bring yourself to a halt and deliver a swift kick up to his jaw. Page One gets sent so high that his head pokes through the roof and he gets stuck. Unable to free himself and hearing you run away laughing he returns to his human form to fall down and gives chase."AHAHAHHAHAH! YOU'RE SO SCRAWNY!""SHUT UP AND GET BACK HERE! I'M NOT DONE WITH YOU!""BLEEEEE!"You stick your tongue out before disappearing in a puff of black smoke.Hiding in the rafters in bat form you watch as Page One runs off in search of you and you have a laugh. As you do you notice a cat with a piece of paper stuck to its face. One look is all it takes to send it running far away. Deciding that this much chaos was enough for today you go in the opposite direction. But before you could reach a window something interesting bumps in your way. A giant club shattering much of the roof."Ugh. My head. OY! What's the big deal Ogre? I thought you're cool!""Sorry. Despite my feelings towards my father I still can't let you just ransack the place when it's my duty to protect it.""Kekeke! Fine! But don't think it's gonna be easy! I'm far stronger than I-""RAIMEI HAKKE!"
You blink once and you wake up lying on the cold, hard floor of a dark and gloomy room. The sound that the water dripping from the ceiling makes it unmistakable. This is a cave. You try to sit up but your head starts pounding almost immediately."Ouch.""Ah. You're finally awake."Yamato speaks to you once he sees you moving about."Where am I?""My room. My old mans goons are still looking for you. But they won't come in here. I have to admit, this isn't how I imagined we'd meet each other next. How are you feeling by the way?""Head hurts."You say as you keep touching your booboo. He bonked you pretty hard out there. Granted anything less and you wouldn't have cooperated but still."But this is your room? This is a cave.""Yes. Yes it is."Yamato gets up and lights a lamp to illuminate the place a little. It really is just a big hole in a mountain."This is where my bastard of a father decided to put me as punishment. He thought he'd break me with confinement and starvation. I would not get any food until I "came to my senses" and obeyed him. Instead of that I decided to get stronger so I can break out whenever I want and steal food as needed.""Kaido did that?""Yes. I told you back when we first met. You knew him for a day. I knew him my entire life. I know what he's really like."He starts rubbing his cuffs."That's the wall he nailed me to. If you don't believe it you should see what he did to the rest of the country. When I got strong enough to break my chains he gave me explosive cuffs so if I remove them completely or I try to leave they go off. At least that's what he said. Not sure if it's true though. Probably just wanted to scare me. Not even he'd go that far.""Hmph. Want me to remove them?""And risk them going off? Hah! No chance. Besides, I grew to like them. The broken chains that used to tie me down are a good reminder.""Yeah..."
The silence following after that is awkward. Only the dripping water makes any sort of noise."Can I ask you something?"Yamato eventually starts talking again."Why did you ally with Big Mom in the end? I thought you were here to join my father.""I could've. It was just a whim. But I don't regret it. Got a wife out of it and a new big family. She's very nice and smells like cotton candy! Her name is Nutmeg! Wanna see my pictures of her?""You... drew these?""Yeap! But don't tell her! She doesn't like it when I watch her sleep.""I... don't think I'll be able to do that any time soon. But sure. So you chose Big Mom for her? That's pretty romantic.""Nope. Mama said I can't ally with her unless I marry one of her daughters. So I chose her. But it worked out in the end. However now that I'm allied with Mama I gotta attack you guys. It's the law."Yamato chuckles."You know not everyone who is associated with one of the Emperors just goes after the others like that!""Yeah! Because they are a bunch of weenies! Eh. But don't worry. Once I kick your dads butt I can come hang normally!""Hah! In your dreams punk! You may have gotten stronger but you're nothing compared to him. I tried many times and I was an inch away from death every time afterwards. The one who's gonna beat him will be I, Kozuki Oden! Or those who bear his will! The Akazaya Nine!""Pffffffft!"You blow raspberries at him."Lame! Just watch me! I'm going to take over the whole world one day! That includes this place! And for that I'm going to kick your dad in the nuts! Just you wait!"
>>5223621>he had Yamato on one hand
>Aaaaaaah! He still thinks about me Jaaaack, that little bastard even tries to help toughen up my piece of shit men Jaaaaack! I'm still gonna kill him to pulp, cause he hurt me on the inside jaack! Also don't you worry Yamato, as the irish once said: "He has to be lucky every time, you only need to get lucky once" so you keep at it!Still hilarious that Silver goes on right raids out of principle/shits and giggles.
>>5225605i get jumping kaido's posse, since we know where they are, but hopefully we're not gonna play favorites and give shanks some trouble too. maybe even blackbeard if we're really stupid
>>5225710We just have to bide our time for a while until the Alliance is formed, or we form it ourselves, I kinda prefer going after Blackbeard/Shanks since they are the only 2 emperors we haven't challenged yet.
>>5225844BB would get annoyed because we'd be disrupting his plans or something somehow. Shanks would be annoyed because another dorky kid is getting involved with his business.It's perfect.
>>5225862>"Zehahahahahaha! That kid... he's been pretty busy hasn't he? Cozying up to other Emperors, building his own little empire. After all that I bet his luck is running out. Maybe it's time we paid him a visit!I think its pretty safe to assume that we might run into, if now BB himself, then some of his people soon enough. Just like Smoker/Tashigi suddenly appearing the socials implies very much the same. That or because the G-5 is probably on first name basis with half the girls in Outer Heaven and Smo-ya has gotten to know us by proxy.
Okay. I'm thinking Wednesday should be good for a quick run
"What are they doing?"Metal Knight asks one of his soldiers. Out of sheer curiosity you decided to follow him as you are pretty interested in what's going on."M'lord they are coming to the castle! They vandalize everything that gets in their way!""Hmmmm. Ready the men. But do not do anything unless I order you to!""Yes my liege!"Meanwhile his son is walking beside him acting like a busybody."Father! Why don't you just send out the men to crush them?! Those Birkans are nothing but lousy vagrants and criminals who do nothing but steal!""Silence boy! We will not do such a thing!""But-""But what? Why do you think they are the way they are? Sure, some of them are good for nothing thieves and brigands. But the rest are just people who lost their home. They only steal because they need to in order to survive and to take care of their loved ones.""But that was years ago! And none of them even tried to earn an honest living! I'm telling you they are just dirty, filthy-"Metal Knight then smacks his son with the back of his hand."And why do you think that is? They are hated and mistrusted. Nobody is willing to give them their time of the day. It'd be one thing if they refused to cooperate with us but they were never offered a chance! And so they had to resort to crime out of desperation. They now bear the stigma of criminals and the odds of anyone employing them is less than zero. Now they rightfully claim we mistreat them! We will NOT abuse them! Understood?"The boy meekly nods after being chewed out by his father."Good. Now follow me. I want you to see this. See the desperation in their eyes."Metal Knight steps out to the balcony and below him in the courtyard a small sea of people is visible. All the birkans with their goatish features are brandishing torches and pitchforks while they yell profanities. At first the king tries to calm everyone down but when that fails he takes his axe and strums the strings, unleashing a beautiful yet terrifying wail from it."PEOPLE OF BIRKA! WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THIS? Why are you terrorizing my kingdom?"The one you presume to be the leader of the mob steps out. He is an old man with a very long but thin beard. Next to him stands a woman brandishing a red flag. From her dented armor and her voice you recognize her as the Angel Knight."Baaaaa! King Metal Knight! We the people of Birka have had enough of your abuse. For years we've toiled under you with nary a thank you for our work. Either kill us here and now or let us go! We will not be your prisoners any longer!""You are free to leave whenever you wish! Nobody is keeping you here!"Now Angel Knight steps forth."You'd condemned us to exile, knowing we wouldn't last a day out there! We demand a months worth of food for everyone and a million bellies per person for what we suffered under your rule!"
"This is absurd! I will not have my people starve and my kingdom fall into poverty! But if you require aid I'm willing to sit down and negotiate! But only if you put down your weapons and end this madness.""Negotiate? NEGOTIATE?!"Angel Knight roars at him."You are in no position to bargain after oppressing us for EIGHT YEARS! Even now when you heard one of us was going to compete for the tournament prize you went out of your way and hired some foreign mercenary to humiliate us and rob us of victory because you knew your own weakness! We will no longer sit by and let a petty tyrant bully us into submission! YOU WILL GIVE US WHAT WE WANT! OR WE'LL TAKE IT BY FORCE!""BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!"The crowd roars and the soldiers tense up. But Metal Knight only displays shame. His son meanwhile is quite furious."How dare they?! Do you peasants not know your place?! If it weren't for my father you'd be floating on some random cloud right now!""BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!"The rabble gets even louder and some have resorted to throwing rotten food and stone pebbles at the castle. As things escalate however someone threw a bottle of alcohol with a lit piece of cloth in it... straight at the prince. The guards gasp and the prince just stares in horror at the glass as it's about to hit him in the face. Even some of the birkans below start shrieking.But then Metal Knights starts moving. His hand swiftly precisely catches the bottle without breaking it. He stares down at the one who threw it and you can feel the malice in his glare. He crushes the bottle and lets the flaming alcohol engulf his hand."You..."His voice echoes and no longer displays any of the calmness and refinement that was there previously. It is a deep, bellowing voice that shakes one to the core and spells doom. He grabs the shaft of his axe with one hand and grips all the strings with the other."WIDOW WAIL!"Swinging the weapon by its chords Metal Knight unleashes a flying slash. The powerful sound of his instrument resonates with the attack and the infernal song causes it to grow in strength and expand mid air. It's not unlike your own Silver Style in that regard. He must have exceptional hearing to pull that off and even more masterful skill with his instrument. The attack hits the birkan that assaulted his son square in the chest and it almost bifurcates him. The rowdy crowd is now dead silent as they just saw the king murder one of their compatriots. Metal Knight then smashes down his axe, the thundering slam rings in everyones ear.
"Listen. And listen well you scum. I give you one last choice. Get out of my country and if fate would have it, you may yet live. Stay. And I'll butcher every. Single. One of you! For nobody! Attacks! MY SON!"You hear a rumble and you're pretty sure it's the cloud that the island is standing on. A big storm is brewing right in front of you. The Birkans don't seem scared. They got nothing to loose now. And Metal Knight looks ready for a slaughter.>Attacking family is unforgivable. Offer Metal Knight your help. For a price>The Birkans say they were oppressed. And you don't like oppressors. Maybe they could use some help. For a price of course>Jump down and start talking. Maybe the situation can be diffused yet>Not your clowns, not your circus. Just sit back and watch the fireworks>Other?
>>5228467>Jump down and start talking. Maybe the situation can be diffused yet
>>5228467>Jump down and start talking. Maybe the situation can be diffused yetTbf the kids a weenie and deserved it.
I'm leaning towards Metal Knight on this one, even if his kid is giving off some serious Dragon vibes, just because if anything happened to Shelley I don't think Silver would be quite so restrained. That said, these people decided to not be weenies so lets give them a chance. >Jump down and start talking. Maybe the situation can be diffused yet
>>5228467>>Jump down and start talking. Maybe the situation can be diffused yetThe kid's a dick and it's not oppression if they're just too much of a collective weenie to just leave.
>>5228467>Jump down and start talking. Maybe the situation can be diffused yet>Offer them a place in Outer Heaven
>>5228498These guys would get fucking murdered in Outer Heaven"Don't bitch out and start shit with the guy in charge" is basically the one and only rule there, and it only exists because the people who do end up nailed to things and the rest figured it out.
>>5228506Bro, the number one rule is don't be a weenie.You can absolutely start shit with the guy in charge. In fact, it's encouraged. And then either you kick his ass or you die. That's how it works.
>>5228510The only real rule is slavers get fucked.
>>5228511That's silver's rule, and like half the town at least. Nothing official.
>>5228514Nothings official, but I would expect to see a betting ring quickly form on how many hours said slaver would survive. I think single digits would be a safe one.
>>5228467>Jump down and start talking. Maybe the situation can be diffused yet>You want the prize money? Take it. I wasnt even supposed to attend.
>>5228467>>Jump down and start talking. Maybe the situation can be diffused yet
Silver will try to play the part of the mediator... Oh god>writing>>5228511No. In fact, slavers are very much welcome on the islandmakes it easier to track them down
>Silver: A mercenary?! How dare you I’m a damn pirate, the freest of all people. I don’t care about money or ideology, I do what I want and fight who I want. Don’t forget it!
>>5228535Ooooooooooh don't you worry. That's something we gon' vote on
>>5228533All I said is they get fucked not that they aren't allowed (even if they find their trip cut short)
"HEY!"You shout as you vault over the balcony and jump down to the ground level where the birkans are. After the display of violence that Metal Knight showed them they are a bit nervous but at least not violent."Who... are you?""I'm Silver. Question. What are you doing?""We're reclaiming our freedom, what does it look like to you?!"Angel Knight snaps at you and talks down to you as if you were a moron."No. If you wanted to do that you'd be killing everyone right and left. You're trying to extort money from the big guy upstairs. Trust me I know. I robbed and killed plenty of people to know the difference.""WHAT IS THAT IMBECILE DOING?!"Metal Knight roars from upstairs."Well chances are he's either about to save your kingdom or doom it all. How much of a gambler are you?"Disregarding Marcellas snappy response you look back at the Birkans."You are obviously mad. But why?""WHY?! For eight years of oppression! That's why!""No. You're mad for something else. You stayed here for eight years. Not like those bozos downstream. What happened now? Are you mad because you got your butt handed to you because you lost the tournament?""YES!"She shouts."We FINALLY had our opportunity to break out of our bonds! We could've shown what we birkans are worth! And we could've used the money to start eking out an existence here! But that monster up there couldn't allow that! Instead he took our dreams and crushed them underfoot!""No.""AAAAARGH! WHAT DO YOU MEAN NO?!">Because I kicked your butt. Sorry. I'm the black knight. You can have your trophy if you want now. I don't care for it.>Because it wasn't his idea. His son is the black knight. He has the armor. He just wanted to prove himself to his dad (Lie).>Why would he do that? Sounds like you guys don't do much around here. Wouldn't he want you guys to start a new life so he doesn't have to pay after you bums?>Other?
>>5228567>>Other?>Because I kicked your butt. Sorry. I'm the black knight. You have to take the trophy from me.
>>5228567>Why would he do that? Sounds like you guys don't do much around here. Wouldn't he want you guys to start a new life so he doesn't have to pay after you bums?>Also I kicked your butt, and at least you put up a fight unlike the other weenies
>>5228567>I'm the one who kicked your butt, and i didn't even know who you were. It was pure random chance. You just got unlucky.>If you want a place where you can live and work freely, and i mean REALLY, TRULY freely, then i know a place. It'll be dirty and dangerous, but everyone's equal there. Even a slave.
I'll mix>>5228575>>5228577>Because I kicked your butt. Sorry. I'm the black knight. You have to take the trophy from me. But if it makes you feel better you at least put up a good fight unlike the rest of the weenies.
>>5228567>Because I kicked your butt. Sorry. I'm the black knight. You can have your trophy if you want now. I don't care for it.
>>5228567>>Because I kicked your butt. Sorry. I'm the black knight. You can have your trophy if you want now. I don't care for it.
OooooooooooohSounds like y'all want to start shitVery well!Let's see how hard you can "influence" her>writing3d10+4 dc 17, crit 25
>>5228577Now to be fair it sounds like they spent most of their time training her to win the tourney.Doesnt excuse their weenie behavior but you cant call them lazy.
Rolled 1, 1, 3 + 4 = 9 (3d10 + 4)>>5228607Dice?>>5228609They went to pick a fight with the Metal knight who, if I may, seem to be pretty fucking hard. I wouldn't call them cowardly
Rolled 2, 7, 1 + 4 = 14 (3d10 + 4)>>5228607Rolling to escalate
Rolled 10, 7, 10 + 4 = 31 (3d10 + 4)>>5228607Jesus hope I can save the day.
Rolled 10, 9, 8 + 4 = 31 (3d10 + 4)>>5228607Alright that didn’t happen.
>>5228610Aimed for his son though. That was explicitly a bitch move, especially when he's standing right there.
>>5228614very clutch good job
>>5228614Jesus chose violence
>>5228614>>5228616Well done Anons! I knew you would swoop in for the third act after the rest of us upped the tension!
>>5228614>>5228616Excusez-moi, le fuck?
"Why would he do that? With that money you could've left or started working. Win-win for him.""I... uh...""Also. It's all big bogus that he hired anyone. I did it on accident. Nobody gave me any money.""What? You mean you are-"Rather than answering you lift your hand and create a small red flower of flame in your hand before squashing it. All those who were at the tournament, including her recognize the scarlet embers that you leave behind. They recognize the Black Knight."Yeah. Sorry not sorry. If you want that trophy that badly you can fight for it. But if it'll make you feel better you were nowhere near as big a weenie as everyone else. Good job. If you tried a little harder you could be something one day.""You... YOU TOOK MY VICTORY FROM ME!"She takes the flag she was bearing until now and twirls it around to use it as a spear and gore you. Unfortunately for her you are no longer encumbered by an armor twice as big as you. As she thrusts forward you transform into a bat and stand on the pole before doing a backflip into a kick and transform back, hitting her on the chin. She gets up after rubbing her jaw a little and throws a punch. With ease you catch it and firmly grasp her fist. Applying just a little bit of pressure you manage to get her to fall on her knees in pain."I get it. You're mad because you lost. But that's no reason to get everyone into a big fight. If you have beef with me then let's fight. I don't mind."But she does not respond. The Angel Knight is too busy hissing as your hold on her tightens. It's becoming blatantly obvious to every onlooker that she does not have a snowballs chance in hell at beating you. Maybe none of them do. And so she begins to tear up. Finally you let go of her hand and look at the crowd that recoils from your gaze. They are afraid.Sensing the shifting tides Metal Knight gets a hold of himself and jumps down after you, his big armor shaking the clouds underfoot."Thank you Sir Silver. This could've gotten ugly.""I just don't like people calling me things I'm not. I'm not a mercenary. I'm a pirate."The arrival of the king however manages to snap Angel Knight out of her despair and she looks up at him."What do you want? Came to gloat? This is what you wanted isn't it? Crushing our rebellion without a drop of blood. Well you got what you wished for. King..."Her voice drips with venom.
"This is not what I wanted. My emotions got the better of me and for good reason. But I do not wish to harm your people. And I'd like you to acknowledge that.""What?! You expect an apology?""No. Just an admittance of your mistake.""Tch. Fine. I wrongfully accused you. You did not set me up to loose. I was just too weak. I failed what I prepared for my whole life and I... got upset. There. Is that what you wanted to hear?!""No. But it will do. However you incited a rebellion. Damaged private property. And attacked my son. Honor dictates you must be punished for your crimes. But I need to think on what would be suitable punishment."You start jumping in place."Oh! Me! Me! I know!">Public service! Make them rebuild what they broke>She's strong. You could use her as a knight!>GIMME!>Other?
>>5228658>>She's strong. You could use her as a knight!
>>5228658>Public service! Make them rebuild what they broke>She's strong. You could use her as a knight!Mix of both of these
>>5228658>She's strong. You could use her as a knight! But if you don't want her... GIMME!
>>5228658>She's strong. You could use her as a knight!
>>5228658>She's strong. You could use her as a knight!If she hadn't backed down and tried to go for us I'd have happily shanghaied her
>>5228658>She's strong. You could use her as a knight!Shes a coward, Not one of ours. Get your muffin stuffed by some weirdo
She'll get to serve the man she hates the most>writing
>>5228687Don't be mean, I remember someone else breaking down in tears after Silver showed up and ruined everything, and then we bought her a pizza
"She's pretty strong! You could use her as a knight!""WHAT?!""Hmmmm. Not a bad idea actually. I was in need of a squire anyway."Metal Knight then looks down at her."Girl. If you enter into my service I will pardon you for your crimes. But know that I am not known for my softness. I demand your best and only that. It will be cruel, it will be hard. But you will learn. How does that sound?""What choice do I have?""You can say no. But then you are back where you started. Say yes, and I'll make sure you get the recognition you so desperately crave. And who knows, perhaps your people will be more appreciated as a result. But the one who will pay the price for it will be you. And it shall be paid in blood and sweat.""Then... I accept.""Good."He turns to the crowd."As for you... I'm going to need to get working on undoing all the damage you did. I will need several journeymen. You won't be paid much. But you will be paid. There will be a registry tomorrow. For now however, go home!"The rabble disperses leaving only those at the castle who belong there. Metal Knight then orders some of his men to take Angel Knight to a room where she'll be staying for quite a while."I didn't think you'd agree to that so easily.""I have a plan. Her presence is exactly what my son needs. Either she'll infuriate and inspire him enough for him to finally grow into a real man. Or finally he'll get all that nonsense about knighthood out of his head once she emasculates him. Win-win."He pats you on the back and starts leading you inside."Now come. You did me and my realm a huge favor there. If you weren't here I'm afraid I wouldn't have cooled down. Now let me repay the favor."Metal Knight then takes you and your crew to his library where he presents you with a bundle of scrolls. "Here. I promised you this. Take it.""What's this?""It's what my scribes managed to gather. With this you should be able to get to Skypiea relatively easily. But you'll need a Southbird.""A what?""A bird that always looks southward. Useful when navigating. From what I gathered you may need to rest where Birka used to be as it's quite far away. But it's conveniently located between us and Skypiea.""Ah. I see. Angel?""Let me see."Hagetaka takes the scrolls off your hand and asks Marcella to help her interpret them. Then she shakes nods."These will do. Thank you. I shall keep them safe until the time is right to use them.""WHAT?!"You shout."Don't worry captain. I will not compromise your vision. I'll search for the lands of my ancestors on my own.""WHY?""Look. Here. The map. Skypiea is located quite far in Paradise. I'm not going to ask you to turn the ship around just for that.">Nonsense! It's important! So we are going there!>Oh. Alright. As long as you are happy>Other?
>>5228721>Nonsense! It's important! So we are going there! Angel, it's like you haven't been with silver for the past two years.
>>5228721>Nonsense! It's important! So we are going there!
>>5228721>Nonsense! It's important! So we are going there!I am disappointed in you Angel, you and everyone else is the vision.
>>5228721>>Oh. Alright. As long as you are happy
>>5228721>>Nonsense! It's important! So we are going there!We heard God was there so lets go meat him.
Awright! Skypiea is now on the menu boys!But I don't have time to write that now so I guess this is goodbye for nowNext session we'll wrap a few things up here and get a move on! Backtracking yaaaay!Anyways, have a good night.Next session will happen on the weekend. Either Friday or Saturday
>>5228721>Nonsense! It's important! So we are going there!>We can always just move it closer!
>>5228757Always fun to backtrack, that's when an overleveled motherfucker can get some payback.Looking at you Tree Sentinel, you golden bitch boy.
>>5228757Thanks for running Spooks!
>>5228760>tfw you grow a giant reef beanstalk to hold a sky island in place after you push it a hundred miles closer to your artificial island homeAngry Enel noises incoming. Unless he has made it to the moon already.
>>5228784...Silver would totally do that, wouldn't he?"Oh you guys want an island, the gouverment has a bunch of them they don't need. Lets go get one and bring it up here!"
>>5228757Backtracking isn't an issue since we have the fastest and bestest ship in the world.
If everything works out I'll try running tomorrow if that's alright with y'all
>>5230940that is not alright with meprepare to die
>>5231002Dying is for chumps and people with 18 gallons of industrial grade lubricant.
Angel had to be put in her place, no doubt about that. Who does she think she is? Telling you to not look after her and help her fulfill her dreams. The nerve! After a thorough verbal thrashing you accepted the scrolls from Metal Knight and told everyone that you'll be doing a little backtracking for now. Nobody else had any objections about it.You still remained on the island for a little while, just to get your log pose locked for the next island and perused what other things the place had to offer. Turns out, not much. Aside the armors the only thing worth of note are those nifty little shells they have. They are neat and many of them could easily be turned into weapons. But none of them are things you can't already produce yourself via other means and the rest are not better than what you already have. So after seeing things you decided to say goodbye to Metal Knight."Thanks for the maps big guy! They came in super handy!""No problem. Use them well. And have fun on your adventures, pirate. Make sure to have your fair share of fun in my stead as well. Wish I could join you.""Sorry. Already got a musician.""That's alright. I have a country to run. Anyways, stay safe out there. And good luck on your journey."Taking off with the Dauntless you ended up riding the super strong wind currents that are scattered throughout the skies. It was a bit difficult to navigate them at first but just like with Jaws and the deep sea the air is your element and with your animal instincts you manage to get through them without too many issues. Though once or twice you had to deploy the wings of the Dauntless to course correct. Many cursing was had that time. The sky monsters residing within the bigger clouds were a bigger issue as the whole high altitude fighting thing is still a bit of a pain in the ass. But at least they make good eatin'. After a few odd turns and violent storms however you do manage to reach the first stop of your destination. Birka. Or what's left of it. Which turns out to be not much."Whew! Who made a donut out of the clouds?"You whistle as you look down the bottomless hole."This is gigantic. Even in the New World such destructive power is uncommon."Angel observes."Whoever the demented individual who did this was, he must be immensely powerful. We may have a difficult fight ahead of us captain.""Good! I could use the entertainment since Clown hasn't played any music this whole time.""I... can't... breathe... bastard...""Well, so much for a pit stop. What are the orders captain?">I don't care for donut holes. Let's head to Skypiea!>Maybe we can find some cool stuff that got lost here. Let's search the place!>Other?
>>5231742>Maybe we can find some cool stuff that got lost here. Let's search the place!Might as well check it out. Who knows, maybe we'll find another superweapon or a clue to it
>>5231742>Maybe we can find some cool stuff that got lost here. Let's search the place!
>>5231742>>Maybe we can find some cool stuff that got lost here. Let's search the place!
Well it looks like it's time to hunt for tre- I mean "establish an archeological digsite" yes.Give me 3d10, no modifiers now since this is a luck based roll and your skills have no bearing on it.best of 3, dc 20, higher is better>writing
Rolled 8, 8, 9 = 25 (3d10)>>5231804
Rolled 5, 3, 2 = 10 (3d10)>>5231804I mean there has to be a reason the Birkan haven't come back, and its bound to be dangeru, I mean fun!>>5231809*Nice*
Rolled 1, 7, 10 = 18 (3d10)>>5231804
Rolled 10, 1, 2 = 13 (3d10)>>5231804
>>5231809eyy that's pretty good!and if it's not abundantly clear they did not return because there isn't a place to return toit got nuked
"Hmmmm. I'm not seeing much. Someone cleaned this place up very well. Angel, what do you say we take a closer look?""I- As you command captain. If nothing else it will provide the others with ample time to refill our stocks."The two of you fly down into the hole to give it a thorough search. It's a bit strange how there is a hole here even after eight years but you chalk that up to the strange composition of these clouds. You don't find much as there isn't much there to begin with. But voices linger here and there that tell a bone chilling story. You feel many things. Fear, hate, loathing, joy, excitement. There was a game here. A game of life and death. Those who lost forfeit their lives. And only those who were unparalleled in cruelty and strength won. They were offered a choice. Join or die. When the game was concluded the architect of the games eradicated everything else. The hair on your body stands up and static electricity dances between them. But there is something else, something much fainter that must've been left here in the aftermath. Despair. Few survived and thanks to the sheer arrogance of the architect they were left unnoticed. Those were the Birkan refugees."Sheesh. Whoever this guy was he was a big, fat, stinky weener. I'm gonna kick him in the anus when I find him at Skypiea!""It feels like he was mighty indeed. I'd relish the opportunity to slay him as well.""Good. Remember that feeling when we meet him. As for now, found anything?""I'm afraid not captain. There is not much. The whole island was obliterated. Whatever was left must've drifted away or eroded in the last eight years.""Hmmmm. I'm gonna give it one more shot anyway. See if anything comes up."You close your eyes and focus your ears. With the power of observation you try to locate anything that is not made of clouds. There is something faint. With a click of your tongue you send out a signal which bounces off something embedded in the wall of clouds."There!"Without missing a beat Angel shoots out a spike of glass and hits the area you were pointing at. With a pull on the glass thread she manages to pull the thing out. It's a rather large wooden box. You catch it with your bat legs and grin."Oh look! Booty! Let's take it back to the Dauntless!"
After returning to the ship with your box of treasure you immediately break it open to access the goodies inside, like a wrapped up present. Except what you find inside are a bunch of shells. Dials by the looks of them. It's impossible to tell what kind of dials they are just by looking at them but thankfully on the island of knights they showed you how to use them. A simple press on their apex should reveal their function. There appear to be two kinds of shells in there. One which shoot out a wave of slicing air in the shape of an X. When you accidentally fired one of those off and it hit the Dauntless you got beaten over the head for it. And the other which does nothing. Curious."You guys wonder why these were in this box?""I-I don't know. But these ones seem quite dangerous. I-I can't imagine any peaceful applications for these.""You're right Lyda."Jaws nods."Probably we stumbled on some weapons reserve. Could explain the reinforced box. But I'm wondering what these other ones do?"Marcella takes one of them and knocks it against a barrel."I dunno. Didn't those armor clad loosers say something about that? Every one of these stores something and releases it when you press the button. Could be they just haven't been filled with whatever they take."You shrug."Eh. We'll figure it out sooner or later. Anyway, anybody wants these?"You get a lot of ambivalence. Nobody feels like experimenting with the shells, especially since they are so low performance compared to your existing gear."I guess I could give them a try. Maybe I can craft some trick bolts out of them."Will eventually raises his hand."I'd very much like to have them."Pepe also steps up."I'm not much in a fight. So these would help me protect myself.">Bullseye gets them>Clown gets them>Let's put them in storage for now. We'll divvy it up later>Other?
>>5231904>>Clown gets themWill can stand his ground in a fight. But Pepe probably doesn't even compare to any of our crew mates when we FIRST met them. At least the nun could turn into a giant spider when we recruited her.
>>5231904>Clown gets them
>>5231909I dunno Anon, she can make things appear out of thin air! That's pretty dangerous>>5231904>Clown gets themBecause she said she really wanted them, and Will maybe kinda. Besides it does fit what little we know about Pepe: multitasking and magic tricks.
Clown gets the booty>writing
"If nobody wants them you can have it Clown."Will shrugs and shoulders his crossbow."Oh well.""Thank you. I shall take these then."She seals the large box and takes it inside, presumably to her quarters.Once she returns you look around once more and determine that there is nothing else worthy of your attention. And since the others already extracted enough fresh water from the clouds and meat from sea creatures that passed by you feel comfortable proceeding with your journey. However it gets rather boring. Turns out this white sea offers even less in terms of sights than the blue sea below. The monsters are unique sure but they are all either flat and light or balloon like. Not much in terms of variety."Hey Jaws. Is it any more fun down there? What is it like swimming in the clouds? I can't even swim in regular water.""Oh it's extremely interesting! You see it is almost pure water down there since that's what clouds are made of! However the composition of it is different, much thinner! So the currents there are strange to say the least! And the buoyancy-""I changed my mind! This is mindnumbingly boring! Clown... do you have a game to play?""I have many games to play. What would you like to do captain?""Hmmmmmmmmm."You look around."What does that cloud look like to you?"She pauses for a while."Like a cloud...""Nooooo. What does it remind you of?""Remind me of?""That looks like a dog with an umbrella. What does it look like to you?""OOOOOOOH I SEE!"Will gawks at the peculiar cloud formation and nods approvingly. However Clown seems to be at a bit of a loss. She can not comprehend your imagination. Or more accurately she doesn't seem to have much of her own."That is a nimbus cloud which is known as a rain bearing cloud-""Nonononono! You don't get it! Don't look at it! See it! With your eyes! Bullseye back me up!"Will jumps to your help."See that one over there? That's an alligator with a top hat! That over there is a big bowl of icecream and that-"He goes on and on about the different images he perceives in nature. Clown seems to be a bit overwhelmed by this.Thankfully someone does come to her rescue."Who wants to try out cloud gel?"Gu comes out of the kitchen bearing strange looking, almost transparent cups of desserts."Here Pepe. I made this especially for you. Enjoy.""T-Thank you."
Everyone stops what they were doing for a while as they all sit down to enjoy the sweet treats that Omukade whipped up from the clouds around him. Though he is a bit miffed that he couldn't put too much poison in the dishes since their flavors are very mild he is still happy he could try his hand at cooking a cloud. Everyone has a laugh as they enjoy the food up until the moment when the entire ship starts shaking after a loud crash."WHOWHOAWHOA!"Your jelly splatters all over your shirt."GRRRR! I'M GONNA KILL THAT WIND!""That was no wind Silver! We are under attack!"The ship shakes again and you hear an explosion. Running over to the edge of the ship you see several figures wearing long robes and strange masks. They appear to be standing on top of the liquid cloud sea and they have bombs with lit fuses in their hands. They attack your ship again with those and other explosive weapons before charging the Dauntless at incredible speeds. They jump up high and threaten to board you but they merely resort to hitting you once and retreating. One of them managed to kick you in the face and you fell on your ass from the impact."Silver!"Angel shouts."Are you injured?!"You spit up some blood."Yeah... Everyone watch out. They have sea stone."You stand back up and take another good look at your attackers. They have these weird skates on their legs that have rockets attached to them. That's how they move so fast. And the blades that they stand on are made of sea stone. They momentarily cease their attack as one of them starts shouting at you."Outsiders! You are not welcome in Gods domain! Leave at once!">They ruined my snack! They must pay!>Jaws. Teach these fools a lesson.>I refuse. In fact I'll go and complain to God about what douches you are! (Try negotiation)>Other?
>>5232025>>They ruined my snack! They must pay!Alright no more Mister Nice Silver
>>5232025>They ruined my snack! They must pay!If you want a fight, you get a fight
>>5232025>They ruined my snack! They must pay!Yes I am, I have a bibble!That said everyone who wants to join in should do so, they are trying to wreck our dear Daunty after all.
>>5232025>They ruined my snack! They must pay!
>>5232025>They ruined my snack! They must pay!>kill>KILL>RIP AND TEAR
>Jaws. Teach these fools a lesson.
>>5232025>>They ruined my snack! They must pay!Actually surprised Enel is still around. I thought he bailed like a bitch after Luffy emasculated him like the pussy he is.
>>5232025I don't really get what these guys were thinking in this situation, either you fight or you talk not both. And now they messed with Silver's food, attacked him and bombed Daunty. They just signed their own death sentence.
>>5232062Well that's easy. They think we're weenies who are scared of a few bombs!>>5232057Pretty sure this is just shandrians being xenophobic asshats trying to protect their turf from anyone and everyone. I'm legitimately sure we'l get along famously
>>5232062>Silver will handle this personallyOh those poor assholes...no rolls required>writing
>>5232096DYE THE SKIES OF HEAVEN RED WITH THE BLOOD OF ANGELS
>>5232096>no rolls requiredmay bibble have mercy on their soul for Silver shall have none.
"Silver. I'll take care of these fools-""No Jaws."You hold him back."I'll go.""Silver! This white sea will sap you like regular water! If they so much as touch you with that sea stone I may not be able to rescue you before you fall through the clouds!""That's why I won't let them touch me."You jump up and stand on the main mast of the Dauntless. As you start to focus the cloud sea begins to roil around you and grow darker as your hair grows out. Soon the sound of distant thunder can be heard and the trio of douchebags stop their movement."Silver Shift: Rahabim!"With the transformation complete it appears as if the very skies are shaking and in reaction to the lightning coursing through your body the clouds have begun to discharge their own as well. Now the attackers have changed their approach. They've turned around and are running away as hard as they can. Through the supercharged air you catch a few glimpses of what they say."No! It can't be!""We must tell Wyper! En-"And that's as far as the second masked figure got before you made your way in front of him and kicked him in the face. He flies straight towards the Dauntless as the other two haven't even registered what's happening. As they start turning their heads in the direction of the noise that hit their ears you already uppercutted one of them high in the sky and shoved the others head under the clouds as you drag him back to your ship. With a headbutt you knock him out as well before turning your attention to the final figure in the air. Dashing back you grab her arm as she's about to shoot you in the face. A little squeeze is all it takes to make her drop her weapon before you whack her on the neck and knock her out. Slamming her down with the others you cancel your transformation and look at your crew."How's that?""Five seconds."Will stops his watch."A bit sluggish.""I didn't want to turn them into paste yet."You reply as you cease your transformation and look at the first individual you punched as he's the only one who is still conscious. Ripping his mask off of him you glare at the trembling figure."I got the Bible here. It says anyone who wants to meet god, can. Now you'll show me where he is so I can file a complaint about his reception!"
Unfortunately this is where I have to call it quits. I'm feeling quite tired for some reason, even though I already drank a whole can of Monster energy (tm)Soooo. I'll see you guys later. Have a nice evening
>>5232150All good bossman, thanks for running and sleep well!
Wyper is the new god isnt he?
>>5232950Far worse[Spoiler]Gan Fall is the new old God and Wyper is his Guardian aka chief of security.
Alright.Next session is gonna be on Wednesday if everything works out. See you guys there
>>5233085Guess I misremembered the old knight dying to Enel...
>>5234813It needs to be remembered that before Ace literally the only people who died in the story did so in Flashbacks. Even that nigga Pel
>>5235309I thought Whitebeard died before Ace.
>>5235517Nope. Whitebeard specifically beat the living piss out of Sakazuki for killing Ace
>>5235769Then he got his devil fruit taken by BB and shot up by BB's minions.
"Erm Silver. It's generally a good idea to demand things from people that aren't knocked out cold.""Oh. Yeah. Right. Thanks Nutmeg.""Don't mention it."She draws a bucket of water from the clouds and douses the three attackers with it. They gasp loudly as their eyes snap open and she immediately stomps on the chest of one."HEY! SHITHEEL! Tell us where your god is! NOW!""Ooooh. I like the style of your wifey Silver!"Marcella whistles."Go to hell! A warrior of Shandora will never yield!"He spits on Nutmegs leggings in protest which earns him a kick to the jaw and the loss of at least two of his teeth."Euuuuuuuuuugh.""Let's test that!"Nutmeg starts dragging him by the ankle down into the bowels of the Dauntless and after many loud noises she comes back out with the guy beaten black and purple."He says it's that way.""That was fast.""Interrogations were always big family events back home."As you start heading in the direction that the sky person told you to Angel starts glaring at your new prisoners in a very obvious manner. Slowly she gets closer and closer to them in order to get a better look which starts to creep them out."Tch. What are you looking at?!"The woman asks her. But she ignores her question and starts prodding them. Specifically Hagetaka touches one of her wings and tugs at it so she can see every nook and cranny of it."W-What are you doing?! Let go you freak! Y-You'll pay for this with your lives! You hear?!""Curious. Tell me Murray. Do you see a resemblance?""Ah. You can't see your own, can you? Well I'd say these are the closest ones I've seen yet.""Ah. I see."Hagetaka then takes her poncho and tosses it off her back, revealing her small twitching cherub wings. The prisoners can't help but stare at it in disbelief."W-What is this? Who are you?""Funny. That's exactly what I want to know."The three prisoners prove surprisingly resilient to further interrogation. Angels appearance must've put them on edge. Hagetaka hasn't tried interrogating them any further. By her own admission she wants to find out the truth for herself and doesn't care about whatever nonsense they rant about. They also got quite cheeky as they tried to lead you astray a couple times, even if that would've meant their death as well. But thankfully their heartbeat betrayed them every time they lied so you knew exactly which direction to go in. And after a while their pulse skyrocketed when an island became visible in the distance. It wasn't a cloud island either, but a genuine, honest to god piece of dirt.
"How did all this end up here?"You wonder as you stare at the earth and the gigantic vegetation sprouting from it."Must be a mystery! Alright gang! Time to explore! ADVENTURE!""DON'T YOU DARE!"The woman shouts at you."Excuse you?""That land is holy! You Blue Sea scum have no right to step on it! I hope you're prepared to die because if you sully our holy land with your presence you'll make enemy of each and every Shandoran in the world! You hear me?!"You're half thinking about smacking her to remind her of her place but you got a better idea.>"Watch this!" Casually jump on the island>"Hey Angel! Let's fly! They can't get mad about that!">"HEY! WEENIES! I GOT YOUR FRIENDS HERE! COME AND GET THEM!">Other?
>>5236137Found the Sakazukifag
>>5236771>"Hey Angel! Let's fly! They can't get mad about that!"I'm really torn, on the one hand a bit of trolling is always fun and on the other they did threaten us with a good time. Honestly I'll be happy with any of these
>>5236771>Set something on fire just to fuck with them>"You're not the captain of me!"
>>5236771>"Hey Angel! Let's fly! They can't get mad about that!">inb4 they have a pictograph thing
>>5236771>>"HEY! WEENIES! I GOT YOUR FRIENDS HERE! COME AND GET THEM!"
>>5236771>"Hey Angel! Let's fly! They can't get mad about that!"
>>5236771Imagine explicitly telling Silver not to do something>"Watch this!" Casually jump on the island
>>5236771>"Hey Angel! Let's fly! They can't get mad about that!"This is Angel's quest first and foremost, we can fuck with these weenies later.
AlrightSilver x Angel adventure>writing
"Oh yeah? Well how about this?"You sprout two wings from your back and flap over to the island. You hover inches away from the ground as you look back at your three prisoners."How about that?"They are fuming."Eh? Eh? Not touching your stuff! Not touching your stuff!""Heh. Actually not a bad plan Captain. They can't accuse us of treading on their territory anymore."Hagetaka creates obsidian wings over her regular ones and enlarges them until they can support her weight when she flaps them. Following your example she flies over to you and offers her hand."My apologies captain. I'm still not fully confident in my wings. I'm afraid they are just a bit too heavy.""Don't worry. I gotcha. Let's explore this place a bit!"You then turn back to the ship."Guys! Keep an eye on those three. And watch out. There might be more of them.""Aye aye."Together with Angel you start flying above the canopies as you give the place a closer look. The place really is overgrown with humongous trees and the wildlife that's down there is no different. Hagetaka seems to think there is something about the place, maybe the clouds that the island rests on that make the plants grow so big and with those everything else follows suit. You even had to fight off a giant South Bird or two that got just a bit too cheeky for your liking."This place is incredible. This is so much different from the island of knights... and there is that giant bean stalk as well. That stands out even among the giant trees. I say we should explore there. How about it cap- Captain?""Hmmmmmmm.""What's wrong?""Do you hear it? The voices.""You know we don't hear those.""That way!"You lead her away from the bean stalk for a bit as there is something you need to check out urgently and it's not pretty. There are several holes in the clouds. Some of them are smaller, some are bigger but all quite similar. They are all identical to the one giant one you found at Birka."The voices are the same. Whatever happened at Birka happened here.""Yes. The markings are exactly the same. What do you think? Does that mean the one responsible for the ruination of Birka is here?""Maybe. Maybe. But I don't think so. The voices are stronger than the ones back there but very faint. I guess these were made about two years ago.""And the one that was at Birka happened eight years ago. So... whatever happened there was happening here? But someone stopped it?"You shrug."Maybe.""Even more reason to explore the place thoroughly. If there is an enemy like that here we need to know."
"Hold on. I got a way to find out quick! Hmmmmmmmmmm..."You start to focus on your ears and snap open your eyes."Red Voice!""Well? Do you hear anything?""There is a squirrel below us burying his nuts.""I mean anything important.""The waters are infested with sharks and other nasties. All flat like paper. There are some people going towards the Dauntless. Five of them. They are weak. The others can handle it.""Is that all? I thought there would be more people on this island.""Shhhhh. I hear something. Strange. It's like their voices are muffled. Like they are hiding under blankets. But they are there.""Can you tell where they are?""No. Too faint. All I see is that they come from where the bean is.""Then that's where we're headed. Come."Moving towards the giant plant you get closer and closer to the source of the voices but you still can't make them out quite clearly enough. All you know is that there are a LOT of people and not much else."Look. There are ruins down there. Maybe they are hiding in those?""You're the huntress. Can't you find tracks or something?""I'd need to get down on the ground to do so. That would no doubt earn their ire.""IF they find out!""Yes. If. But are we really gonna take that chance?""What else could we do?""There is the giant bean stalk. We could check that.""Hmmmm no. There is nothing up there. Just rocks and empty houses.""Well we could still return to the ship. Inform the others.""Why are you scared?""Scared? Me? Preposterous!""Then what are we waiting for?""Well- um-">Let's go down and knock around a few things. That should get their attention>You look like these weenies. Why not just walk in?>Alright fine. Let's go back to the others>Other?
>>5236894>You look like these weenies. Why not just walk in?
>>5236894Why would we even care what these people think? Doesn't mean we should wreck the place though.>Let's go down and have a look.
>>5236894>>Let's go down and knock around a few things. That should get their attentionI will not liken Angel to a weenie, even when she's being one
>>5236901Second. And we don't, its just a funny game to explore their island without touching it. And we could also just shout like "Oi, I know you're here. Come out come out wherever you are!"
>>5236905>And we don'tI know, I was rhetorically asking because of these lines."I'd need to get down on the ground to do so. That would no doubt earn their ire.""IF they find out!"
>>5236894>Let's go down and knock around a few things. That should get their attention
Rolled 1 (1d2)I guess this means you'll go down there but not wreck the place?A'ight>writingQM rollingHigher is better
"Come on Angel! Let's get down there and take a closer look. We're not gonna get any closer like this!"You take a dive and Hagetaka hurries after you."Captain! Wait!"You land on the cloudy surface and walk up to one of the half crumbled ruins that's sticking out of the ground with Angel right behind you."Well... so much for not invading their territory.""We're not invading we are visiting! Big difference! And did you really think I wouldn't touch anything?"You smugly say that with a smile as you get your greasy mittens on the priceless artifacts."Hmmmm. You see anything familiar?""Actually yes. Some of these markings are similar to the ones we use in our decorations. But they don't look right somehow. Can't put my finger on it though. How about you? Anything from the voices?""Theft.""What?""Somebody robbed the place. That's all I can make out."You look around the place a bit more but you don't really find anything. Someone cleaned the whole place out very thoroughly. Not even a shard of pottery can be found even though there are plenty of signs that they were there. But what's even more disturbing is that you still can't find any signs of life around the place. It's like nobody actually lives here. Until you get jumped from beneath the clouds by dozens of spear wielding natives in the same weird tribal masks. And in addition to spears they have guns. Big ones."You who disturb the home of the Shandians! Prepare to die!"Angel doesn't even bother looking at them."How did they manage to bypass your senses captain?""I knew they were coming. Now we can find where they are hiding.""Ah. Understood."She turns to face the masked assailants and takes her own spear out."Come Shandians. Show me your valor!"But instead of the all out brawl you were expecting all you get from the locals is a bunch of gasps. They are clearly sizing up Angel. After much deliberation they start removing their headgears one by one and surprise surprise they too resemble her very much. One of them, a woman of much paler complexion steps forward."Who are you? And what are you doing with that outsider?""I am Hagetaka. Huntress of the Silver Pirates. And he is my captain Cavaliere Silver.""Pirates?"They start murmuring among themselves. You feel tensions rise but you get many other mixed emotions in there as well. Even some positive ones. The woman then stares at you for a moment before looking back at Angel."I am Raki. Warrior of Shandora. Are you one of us?"
"I don't know. That's what I want to figure out."She then flaps her little cherub wings."I see. This bears investigating. Come with me. Wyper will see to your fate.""SWEET! Finally some progress-"As you take a step forward they all point their spears at you."The outsider stays. If he does anything, he dies.""You think me a fool who'd leave his captain alone.""You have no choice. You'll do as we say or you both die.">Go ahead Angel. I'll be a good boy (sit down)>No. You don't tell me what to do. None of you do>Well, we tried. Time to kick some butts.>Other?
>>5236970>Go ahead Angel. I'll be a good boy (sit down)>Try to listen to the voices more
>>5236970>>Go ahead Angel. I'll fight some of these mooks while you're busy. Come on 1v1 me weenies!
>>5236970"You think me a fool who'd leave his captain alone."They didn't get it, she's not worries about Silver. She concerned about literally everyone else>Go ahead Angel. I'll play nice! There are so many games we can do, like tag! Or beatings, that ones a classic.Because you really shouldn't leave Silver alone with someone, after threatening to kill him, while something interesting is going on. And she did tell them.
>>5236970>>Go ahead Angel. I'll be a good boy (sit down)
>>5236970>Go ahead Angel, I'll make my own fun.Listen to the voices, explore more of the island, fight the natives when they try to start shit, etc.
>>5236970>Go ahead Angel. I'll be a good boy (sit down)
In a herculean display of patience Silver continues his good boy behavior>writing
>>5236970>>>Go ahead Angel. I'll fight some of these mooks while you're busy.
"Go ahead Angel! I'll make my own fun in the meantime!""Hmph. Very well. Lead the way Raki.""Wise choice. Don't worry. As long as he doesn't do anything stupid we won't be forced to kill him.""You don't understand. But don't worry. You will."The two of them walk towards one of the crumbling temples and enter it. You guess that's where the secret entrance to their hiding place must be. But once they are away a terrible thing happens."Bored.""You be quiet outsider."One of the Shandians pokes you with his spear."Don't do that again.""Or what? You think some blue sea dog has a chance against the mightiest warriors of Shandora? I bet you don't even know the first thing about sky warfare.""Hey!"Another butts in on the conversation."Don't you think that's going a bit far?""We are the warriors of Shandora! We are the strongest warriors in the world! There is nothing far fetched about what I said!""I know but think about it. Remember the Hyena? He was from the blue seas. And sure, we were injured but I don't see how any of us aside maybe Wyper could've beaten him at full strength. Not to mention the heroes who defeated Enel! Remember how he alone could crush all of us in one fell swoop? Or how he almost destroyed the island?""Yeah. Your point?"Upon hearing that name you perk up."Enel? I heard that name before. He's here?""Was."One of them answers."But he was driven away. And now he's probably dead. Good riddance."But the other one is much less amicable."I told you to be quiet!"He tries to poke you again with his spear but you easily grab the tip of it. You told him to not do it again but he still did. Now you got to teach him a lesson. Before he could even begin demanding you let go of his weapon you glare at him and all the warriors except the one reasonable one start foaming at the mouth and pass out."So what's this about that Enel dude?"
Unfortunately the guy you left awake got a BIT scared and wasn't of much help anymore. So to pass the time you decided to eat the packed lunch Gu prepared for you and sing a little song to amuse yourself."The islands in the south are Warm~Heads all a-swoon-swoonBuncha fools〜" In the middle of your snack you saw Angel approaching from the ruins with that Raki lady following her. The two still don't seem to be "friends" but the Shandian woman is no longer actively pointing her weapon at Hagetaka, only you."WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?""Calm yourself. They are still alive. Unharmed but unconscious. You should thank the stars for your weakness. If you were strong they would've suffered grievous injuries.""Tch. Now I understand why you spoke of him in the manner you did!""You presume much. You think I refer to him like that because he's a monster or somehow less than us. The truth is that he is simply more than a mere man. If your "God" was still here now I can assure you he wouldn't live to see the next day.""OOOOY! ANGEL! How did it go?"She walks up to you and sighs."I'm... not sure. I've found out some fascinating things and their leader seem to be actually reasonable. However the leader of his guard is a bone headed fool. He may be difficult to deal with-""You know just because you're right I can't tolerate you talking about Wyper like that.""Thankfully "God" is much more reasonable. He wishes to speak with you in the hopes of clearing things up.""Sweet! Then let's go!"You pack away your boxed lunch and dust yourself off. As you get up however Raki points her spear at you."Oh come on. Again?""That flower-""What flower?""That flower you SAT ON!""Yes? What about it?""That's sacred!"You give her the biggest grimace you can muster before undoing your belt and pulling down your pants. After relieving yourself on the plant and fixing your pants you pat Raki on the back."There I watered it so it's okay. Oh also you should probably wake up your dumbdumb friends. Just a thought. Now... lead the way Angel."
And that's where we gonna end todayTune in next time for the meeting with Wyper and Gan Fall plus one more. Look forward to thatAnyway, that won't happen until the weekendGood night
>>5237036>You give her the biggest grimace you can muster before undoing your belt and pulling down your pants. After relieving yourself on the plant and fixing your pants you pat Raki on the back.
>>5237045Silver truly is the most charitable and empathetic person. He even helps strangers with their gardening.
>>5237073I like that he didn't just whip his dick out, he fully pulled down his pants and underwear to tinkle.
>>5237038Thanks for running Spooks. I really like Angel and Silvers chemistry and its nice to highlight it like this. Also is she the first person to say that we're *not* a monster? Cause usually it goes the way around... Says a lot about how much she respects him, doesn't it?
>>5237078Silver has Class anon.
I have decided it's time for the annual shilling to begin!https://discord.gg/6pAJ3A37Also if I get the time for it I'll try to whip up an omake that I just thought of
"Morning dad!""Ah. Good morning Vivi! You're up early. Igaram! Please set the table for my daughter. It's rare that I get to share a breakfast with her!""Right away my liege."As the butler walks out Princess Vivi shuffles closer to her father with her arms behind her back."Hum-hum-hum! Is that todays newspaper?"King Cobra gives her a very sad look."But... I wanted to do the crosswords."Grinning the cheeky little princess yoinked the papers out of her fathers grasp and began furiously reading through them, oblivious even as Igaram set a plate down in front of her. Wanting to finish his precious morning routine the king decided to pop her balloon quite quick."There is no mention of Luffy and his friends in there.""W-What? I wasn't looking for that! I was just checking the um... the stock market! Yes! Hmmmm. The price of silver is on a sharp rise due to a new trend. Fascinating!""Sure. Now give me back my papers.""Fiiine."Sighing the king took pity on her as she just stared at her food, not even taking a bite."Rest assured. They will make a splash soon. I'm sure of it.""I told you dad! I wasn't looking for that.""Ah yes. And if I remember correctly you were crying two years ago like a babe because you stubbed your toe and not because you read about Firefist Ace dying. And you were jumping from joy not too long ago because of the new shoes you bought and not because you were 100% correct about Straw Hat and his pals returning in two years. Come on Vivi. They are your friends. It's natural to be worried about them."Finally the princes slumps back in her chair and blows a stray lock of hair out of her eyes."I'm wondering if I made the right choice that day. I thought I knew what to do but all I feel now is regret.""Who knows? Maybe you did, maybe you didn't. I for one fully expected you to jump ship but... I admit I was wrong. But I remember what you told me when you came back from that shore. You said you felt like you would be more useful here than there, even though you wanted to sail away with them very much."King Cobra sighs."I'm sure they'll come back one day and that they'll welcome you with open arms again. If on that day you still feel like you made a mistake you could run away with the Pirate King. Not like anyone could stop him from taking you. But for now all you can do is try your best as a princess to make sure your friends won't feel guilty about leaving you."Vivi got up from her chair and hugged her dad."Thanks dad! You always know how to cheer me up.""I'm just trying my best."
This is the first half of the omake. I didn't have time to finish it completely. Will do so tomorrow
>>5238201>The price of silver is on a sharp rise due to a new trend.Lady that wasn't talking about the stock value kek
I posted this meme >>5232062 and it got me thinking. Aren't Silver's and Armstrong's ideologies remarkably similar if not identical? Just listen to his speech from the end of the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmWQd8zhEg4It sounds close doesn't it? Especially these first lines:"I have a dream. That one day every person in this nation will control their OWN destiny. A land of the TRULY free, dammit. A nation of ACTION, not words. Ruled by STRENGTH not committee. Where the law changes to suit the individual, not the other way around. Where power and justice are back where they belong: in the hands of the people! Where every man is free to think -- to act -- for himself!"
>>5238335The only differences, I'd say, are the methods and the approach. The former being that Silver is a lot more moral than Armstrong and wouldn't resort to things like butchering children to reach his goals. In fact, Silver is pretty moral in general, even if people think otherwise. Anyway, the latter is that our captain does pretty much everything as personally and directly as possible so there is no subterfuge and no planning.On a related note, I sense a lot of potential memes.
>>5238375hey spooky, who has the best smile in the crew?
>>5238432Jaws, duh. It's in the name.
>>5238335>>5238375No kings. No gods.Only manThat said it needs to be pointed out that Silver doesn't do things directly because he's dumb, but because he is an adrenaline junky who enjoys violence. The moment he needs to be underhanded he is. It also wouldn't be fair to call him to moral, yes he has a strong sense of right and wrong... But those have been twisted and warped far beyond the normal sense of the word... Just look at how Outer Heaven is run; anyone who steps out of line gets killed and/or nailed to something as a warning to others. We have also killed children, personally even, tho she was a celestial dragon. You can even say that Silver is childishly sadistic, he does take pleasure in harming people and being violent but there's no malice in it. Except for when there is, and that is one of the strengths of his quest: the fact that there is an insane character with consistent morals and worldview that it seems understandable and reasonable to us who play and those who know him and utterly alien to everyone else.
>>5238851It's called a Chaotic Lawful morality system. You abide by a set of very strict principles that are near indecipherable for any sane person. And it kinda looks like pic related when you're about to find out the hard way
>>5238851I agree that he isn't dumb. In fact, I think that Silver being dumb is the most exagerated thing about him in-universe. He's reckless and has very specific ways of understanding things (read: autistic) but he's also incredibly intelligent, having showcased the ability to quickly acquire and apply knowledge and skills multiple times throughout this quest.In regard to my statement, I knew I should've put a "all things considered" there. That's what I meant, he's pretty moral in general all things considered. Feral child is enslaved and tortured and then becomes a pirate is a recipe that could've resulted into a person that is a LOT worse than Silver.>>5239109The Silver Train has no breaks. You either look on in amazement, climb aboard or get run over and obliterated.
With breakfast proceeding as normal after that point Vivi eventually steers the conversation around to more proper topics."Speaking of our duties as nobles, when is the Levely happening? It's this year is it not?""Oh. You intend to come with me again?""That's correct!"She gave him a thumbs up."You're gonna need all the support you can get!""Um."Cobra swallowed hard."About that."A half hearted explanation later Vivi slammed her hands on the table."WHAT?! YOU'RE NOT GOING TO THE LEVELY?! But father! You remember what we discussed! What about the plan?! We can't let things slide like that! The world needs change!""I know Vivi, I know. But we need to be reasonable! People are nervous. I've exchanged letters with numerous other kings and queens, many of whom agree with me. It is simply too dangerous. This years Levely may not happen. After the unthinkable happened and the holy land was compromised we just can't risk going there. Cavalier Silver haunts those waters and he's known to attack ship belonging to nobility. We could get robbed or worse, captured and ransomed.""So what? Are we supposed to endure the current broken system for another four years?! If the location is the problem then let's move it somewhere else!""You know that's impossible. It can not happen anywhere else. Pangea is the only place where it can take place for symbolic and geographical reasons! We can't expect rulers to cross into different seas! And what would that mean if it was held on the Grand Line or one of the Blues? That this particular sea is more important than the rest! It'd undermine the already shaky balance that there is.""Tch!"Vivi angrily sits down with her arms crossed."Well I'm going! With or without you! Some pirate is not going to scare me into submission!""Ugh. There goes that pirate talk again. You know, I'm beginning to think spending time with Luffy and the others may have had a bad influence on you."Cobra falls back in his chair and taps his temple."Look Vivi. Think about it rationally. Even if we went there what would we achieve? The proposition to dismantle the Shichibukai system was unlikely to go through. And now anyone who opposes it just has to point at Cavalier. For years it was all fearmongering. But now they have a perfect example to point at and say "This is why we need the warlords". Something truly outrageous would need to happen for our proposal to be accepted.""Argh! I can't believe it! Because of that... monster we must put up with madmen like Crocodile! It's infuriating! But you know what? I'm still going! I will not waste this opportunity even if it's futile.""Sigh. Why did I know you were going to say that?"
And that is the other half I promised to deliverAnyway if everything works out I'll try running tomorrowSee you guys there I guess>>5239180I'm glad people noticed that Silver is in fact quite smart in his own way.In fact if he never got bonked on the head repeatedly, left to be raised by the wolves and tortured he would've ended up as quite the intellectual.While I don't ever think about what that would've been like I know that if he grew up normal he would've become an Indiana Jones esque explorer and archeologist, seeking the hidden knowledge of the world, documenting it all and bringing it back to share with the rest of the world
>>5239224>Levely's cancelled because of usHoly shit, that's huge>>5239236Based
>>5239260I don't think they'l cancel it, that'd just be one massive loss of face they can't afford. I do think the entire place is going to be locked down tighter then, well, I was gonna say a nuns nickers but Will keeps stealing those. Damnit. I wonder if a certain big bird will put that in the news, just how many marines they'd withdraw from elsewhere to make sure the Levely is safe... Wouldn't it be a shame if somewhere else caught fire, purely on accident I'm sure.
What if Silver Announced he would attend the Levely as Fishy's Bodyguard?
>>5239806more segregation and enslavement. the surface might very well declare war on fishman island
>>5239806>Silver hears the biggest doofuses of the planet are gonna be in the same place at the same time along with some of his friends>hfw
>>5239806How about prince consort?
"Follow me captain."Angel takes you into the stone structure she entered with the nice lady. She decided not to come with you as she's currently frozen and looking at her plant in a dejected fashion. Good thing too because her friends are still there frothing at the mouth. Someone should probably keep watch over them. So you descend well below the ground with Hagetaka only. And what a sight do you see down there! As you step through a gate and into a pretty spacious "cavern" under the clouds you are blinded by the brilliance of shiny shiny GOLD! Everywhere the eye can see is gold. From the walls of the biggest buildings to the smallest brick in the pavement everything is gold."WHOAH!""Familiar?""Sure is. But gold is shinier than jade.""Agreed. Now it's understandable why they are so protective of their home. A land of gold. I imagine many would love to get their hands on that. Now come. The leaders of the island are waiting for us.""S?""Three. This way."As you go through the streets you get many different looks. Mostly hostile ones but you do occasionally get greeted with a "Heso" from some weird looking dudes and dudettes that have their hair formed into antennae that end in weird balls."They look friendly. And not like you. What's up with that?""I'm not sure myself either. But I believe my "kin" are not the only ones living here. The people with the fairer skin seem to be a different tribe of sky people. And a fair bit less aggressive than the Shandians."Hagetaka leads you to a large central structure that looks like a great temple but on the way there you get stopped by a merchant that offers you a nice large, pumpkin like fruit that almost breaks your teeth when you try to eat it. He then shows you that the stem is meant to be removed and its insides drunk like a fruit punch. Angel waits patiently for you to finish before approaching you."Enjoying yourself?""Yeah! I like this place! Sky islands are cool and have strange things on them!""Yes. And many enemies.""Oh. You noticed it too?""A girl. Around 11 years old I'd wager. She's been following us since we passed by that amusement park.""Is that what it was?! It just looked like a place full of rubber bands.""Apparently so. These islanders seem to have lived mostly in isolation. They have very limited knowledge of the lower world. Rubber bands may be a rarity here. Or at least they are fascinated by it. But back to the matter at hand. Should I do something about the spy?">It's just a little girl. Leave her be. I'll just push her over if she tries anything. Besides the bossmen are waiting for us>Yeah. Go scare her. I don't like peepers>No. I'll talk to her>Other?
>>5240198>Yeah. Go scare her. If she wants something she can come say it.
>>5240198>>It's just a little girl. Leave her be. I'll just push her over if she tries anything. Besides the bossmen are waiting for us
>>5239806The spanking of asses would be thorough and merciless.
>>5240198>It's just a little girl. Leave her be. I'll just push her over if she tries anything. Besides the bossmen are waiting for usIf she's too weenie to talk or attack she's too weenie to bother with.
>>5240198>It's just a little girl. Leave her be. I'll just push her over if she tries anything. Besides the bossmen are waiting for us
>>5240198>No. I'll talk to her
Girl gets promptly ignored>writing
"Nah. Leave her be. We don't have time for weenies that can't even come out to play.""Understood."Resuming your walk towards God you quickly finish your juice and pretty yourself up a bit. After all you finally get to meet the big man himself! There are several goons with scary looking guns guarding the entrance but they just give Hagetaka some shifty eyes and let you pass. She does not mind however and casually she opens the big double door leading in. Instead of a big and imposing throne room the place looks more like the front porch of someone complete with a pretty little garden and some rocking chairs for the enjoyment of nature and cold beverages."Ah. No doubt the Garden of Eden! I expected no less!"Inside there are three people. One of them is a young looking guy with dark skin, tattoos and a big bazooka on his back. He's not your guy. The other two are both old men with white beards though so figuring out which one is god is a bit trickier. But one of them wears a dog on his head and the other has a hawaiian shirt on. Only God Almighty himself can be that leisurely. The two old guys are sitting on a pair of big pumpkins and sipping what looks like pumpkin juice while the young guy seems more angry. He's shouting at the old men but they just blow him off."Hey! God! Finally we get to meet!"You go forward cheerfully."I'm a big fan!"The young guy with the long hair glares at you and his eyes glint with malicious intent. He reaches out and grabs you by the throat. Normally such a thing would earn him a few broken bones at the very least. But it looks like he has an ace up his sleeve."GAH! S-Seastone?!""Not another step closer, outsider."He tightens his grip around you. He's strong. Abnormally strong for a mere human. So much so he has no problem choking you out even with your dense muscles. But..."What?!"You grab the arm that he's holding you with and begin to squeeze. His fingers loosen as your nails dig into his skin and you pry him off of you easily. Already you're growling and crackling the bones in the fingers of your other arm when God finally speaks up."Wyper enough! I told you not to threaten our guests. Please, forgive him. He's just very protective.""Oh. Okay God."You unhand him but do so a bit forcefully. Just to remind him of his place."But tell him not to bite again. Because I can do it better.""Noted. And please, enough of the God-speak. God is just the title of the king of this island. My name is Gan Fall.""Okay God. Hey before we begin could you do me a favor and sign my book? I love your work!"You hand the Bible over to him and he squints at it."I... Never mind."He writes "Gan Fall" on the first page and hands the book back.
"Anyway, despite being the quote, unqoute ruler of the land I'm really just a guy. So you stand before all three of us as representatives of the people of Shandora and Skypiea. You already met Wyper, he's the head of my bodyguards. And he is Chief, the eldest of the Shandian people and their spiritual leader. Please treat them with the same respect you would me.""Okay. My name is Silver. I'm a pirate.""Pirate, eh?"He brushes his beard."Sorry about what happened out there. We don't usually get many visitors from other sky islands so you caught us a bit off guard. We only ever get visitors from the Blue Sea and not that often. Not to mention we also had some interesting encounters with pirates before.""Understandable.""Only question is, why are you here?"You point at Hagetaka with your thumb."We came for her. She's lost and wants to know where her home is.""That's... not entirely accurate captain." "Yes. The girl already told us her part. I just wanted to know what Your reason was. But you came for a comrade, right? Hmmm. Mayhaps you are not one of the bad ones.""Bad ones?""You see we had a little "trouble" about two years ago. We were in the aftermaths of a great calamity. We were hurt and weak. And then a pirate showed up. He lost his purpose in life, his crew and his dream. He had nothing to loose and he was ready for violence. Us being unable to fight back struck a deal with him. A giant pillar of gold in exchange for leaving us alone for the rest of time. We'd be willing to make a similar deal with you. You release all those you've taken prisoner, we tell you what you want to know. And in addition to that we pay you a hefty sum of gold for never returning here. I understand gold is very precious to you Blue Sea dwellers.">Shiny gold? Deal!>And have Angel locked out of her home? I thought you're smarter than that God>Other?
>>5240312>And have Angel locked out of her home? I thought you're smarter than that GodBitchs before riches
>>5240312>And have Angel locked out of her home? I thought you're smarter than that GodIf we wanted gold we'd just mug another Tax Ship.Speaking of we should totally go mug another tax ship for shits and giggles once we're done here. Don't want the Marines or the WG getting comfortable.
>>5240312>And have Angel locked out of her home? I thought you're smarter than that God>I understand gold is very precious to you Blue Sea dwellers.Not to us it aint, and it we wanted it we'd just take it and that'd be that. Honestly I am starting to wonder how long it will take until Angel decides to challenge Wyper to a fight just to see if her "kin" up here live up to her impossible expectations.>>5240318That would be pretty funny. Or just set it on fire, that'd get them sweating.
>>5240312>>And have Angel locked out of her home? I thought you're smarter than that GodGold aint shit when it comes to Silver's family.
>>5240312>>And have Angel locked out of her home? I thought you're smarter than that God>>5240318And not even take anything. Just sink all that money because we can.
>>5240312>And have Angel locked out of her home? I thought you're smarter than that God
Well that idea was shot down dead>writing
"Ke-KEKEKEKEKEKE! Gold? I thought you'd be smarter than that God! You know I could just raid a few ships and get as much gold as I want!"You then wipe the tears from your last remaining eye and give the three men a serious look."But even if I couldn't I would never have Angel locked out of her home! Now you better start talking. I don't have all day."Wyper then points his bazooka at your face."You do not demand anything from us. Least of all that filthy traitor beside you!""WYPER!""Be quiet Gan Fall! You are God. But you are still not Shandian! You have no clue what this harlot is!"Now it's the other old guys turn to yell at him."And it is not your place to decide such things Wyper!"The guy with the wolf head over his own sighs and sets down his juice."Apologies. Wyper was born with the legendary blood of a hot tempered warrior and can be quite foolish. But he is right in one thing. Gan Fall is not one of us and thus can not help you. However as the keeper of our tribes lore I can. Tell me child. How much do you know about your own legacy?""All I know is that my ancestors were also warriors, ones who had to leave their ancestral home behind due to a great plague, no matter how much it hurt their honor.""HONOR? You traitorous scum have NO RIGHT to even utter the word HONOR!"The guy now points his gun at Hagetaka and you just wait to see what he does next."You want to know what truly happened?! I'll tell you! Those of your fetid, rotting blood disgraced all of us! They turned their backs on our sworn, holy duty and sullied the name of Shandora! The entire rest of our tribe was willing to stay and continue our duty even if it meant death! They were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice AND MORE if it meant guarding our home even a day longer!"Without budging an inch or showing even the slightest of quivers in her voice Hagetaka looked at the elder."Is that true?""Wypers words are harsh. But ultimately true. There were tales of exiles, those who forsook their oaths and left the island when the plague spread. We all thought that the punishment of the gods reached them and they all perished for their betrayal. But Shandoran blood definitely flows in your veins. Tell me child, what happened after you left?""My tribe traveled for long and endured much hardship. The Grand Line was as treacherous as always and without the means to navigate they had to sail quite far. Indeed, were it not for our great protector my ancestors would've perished.""Indeed? And who showed you such kindness?""The living island, Crabbo."You jump up."I met him! He's a great crab that flops around! He was very nice and very cool! Carried an entire island on his back and belly!"
Well... I may have pressed backspace and deleted the whole post... fuck
>>5240390You mean you actually type out your important quest updates in the shitposting box?
"Tch. Fools. You got saved by an animal that you now worship as a god. How pathetic.""Wyper. I need to remind you that the great warrior Kalgara, who was your direct ancestor also worshipped a giant snake as a god. Indeed all our ancestors did. And they sacrificed their own to it. An animal. We have no place to judge."The Chief sighs."But now I suppose you want to know what happened to us, correct?""I'd like to know, yes.""Well... our people were doomed. The illness was impossible to conquer. Our ancestors sought to appease the gods and lift the curse with blood sacrifice. But the only reason they survived was because an outsider by the name of Noland came. He knew the plague that devastated us and knew how to cure it. He became a brother to our people in spirit and we made a promise to him that we'd welcome him back anytime. But we could not keep that. For some reason, we don't know why our entire island was shot into the sky. Here, to the home of the Skypieans."Now Gan Fall took over the conversation."When my people saw this new substance called "dirt" they sought to take it for themselves. They drove the Shandians out of their ancestral home and claimed it. What ensued was 400 years of bloody war between the Shandians and the Skypieans. It was brutal. But thanks to the efforts of a young pirate named Monkey D. Luffy our two tribes now live in peace together. And we guard the golden city of Shandora as one.""WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!"You shout."GOOFY WAS HERE?! THAT SON OF A BEE! Angel! I changed my mind! This place sucks! It sucks and I'm leaving NOW!""Wait captain! Just a little while.""Well I suppose there you have it girl."Gan Fall pours a few more glasses of pumpkin juice and hands one over to her."That is the history of how your people left and how the rest ended up here. Satisfied.""Almost. I have but one more question.""Well what is it?""What was so important for our people that they were willing to die for it? I can not fathom something as pointless as willingly dying to a plague. What oath did they swear?!""QUIT SCREWING AROUND!"Wyper finally snaps properly."It's enough that you have the audacity to set foot on our holy ground you filthy traitor! But you demand our secrets now?! You foul weaklings sacrificed your right for the truth long ago! And you should be groveling at our feet for allowing you THIS MUCH!""Wyper is right."The Chief, who you presumed to be reasonable up until now nods."That is not for you to know. It is our duty to keep the islands secret safe from outsiders. And now you are one.""Hmmm surely you can make an exception for her. I mean she is your blood."Gan fall brushes his beard again.>Let's go Angel. These weenies are not worth our time>Then let her earn the right for the truth>We are not asking for you to tell us. You will do it. Or else!>Other?
>>5240392Naw. I typed it in the site that I use for spell checking. But for some reason the undo button was greyed out
>>5240400>Then let her earn the right for the truth
>>5240400>Then let her earn the right for the truthThis is the way
>>5240400>Then let her earn the right for the truth>You will do it. Or else!I just don't see how this guy spitting fighting words would put Silver in anything but a bad mood. Angel will probably stop us, but still.
>>5240400Ask Hagetaka if she wants to know the truth. If yes, then:Either they>Then let her earn the right for the truthor>You will do it. Or else!
>>5240414I'll add Asking what about the Birkan.They said that their island was destroyed by a God.
>>5240408>>5240410Yeah supporting these additions. Threaten them a bit
>>5240400I'll back this>>5240410
>>5240400>I'm starting to get pissed off. You call angel a traitor, but she wasn't even born here. How can she betray something she was never a part of?>And not only that. You, you prick. You've been pointing that gun at me and my family this entire time. I'm sick of it. If you're going to do something, then fucking do it. I dare you.>If this is the kind of people you are, then maybe this place is better off looted and burned to the ground.
Alright>writing>>5240408I just don't see how this guy spitting fighting words would put Silver in anything but a bad mood. Because he does not register as a threat
>>5240436Now this is interesting, Silver going on an angry rant sounds like fun. I'll back the first two lines if possible.
>>5240439yeah sorry i didn't get my write-in in earlier, i was outside grillin' and drinkin'
>>5240438Now you are right of course, but he's still shit talking Angel. That ain't cool, it really ain't.
"Hey you three! Let her-""Then let me earn the right to know the truth again. I was not the one who made that decision. It was made for me. All I'm asking for is an opportunity to show my worth.""Worth? Your worth is that of the dirt! You should be glad you even heard this much! I will not allow you to disgrace the Shandian people with your presence-""Hey."You tap Wyper on the shoulder."Shut up."You glare at him with all the malicious intent you can manage but to your surprise he does not collapse immediately. But he is shocked quite a bit. So much so that he's forgotten what he was saying but a moment ago. However he'll get back to it soon so you better get what you wanted to say out."Huh. I thought you'd start drooling. No matter. You will accept her challenge. Or else...""Or else what?""Or else you'll look like a big weenie who doesn't dare to fight someone he considers weak. So chose. Get your butt kicked by one of my strongest comrades or you're a big fat coward."Hagetaka smiles and mutters something under her breath."Thank you captain...""I see no problem with it."Chief nods."You are Shandian. It's in your right to prove your worth."" Very well... I'll destroy you and show the weakness of your bloodline to everyone. Then you'll get out and fade into obscurity like you should've.Everyone gets up from their seats and you go out through the front door. The other guards are looking at you and they start whistling once they realize what's going on."Hey. Check it out! Wyper is mad! This is going to be great!"The two fighters take their positions and Wyper tightens the wraps around his arm in preparation."Fair warning! Don't think I'll hold back even a little against you just because you're a woman. You decided to be here. You must bear the consequences!"But as usual Hagetaka simply ignores him and looks at you."Captain. I swear to you. I won't use my full strength against him. No matter what.""Nah. Kick his butt!""No. I want to do it like this!""Do whatever you want. It won't change a thing!""That may be the first correct statement you made your entire life. I fear it may be the last."
The loud mouth raises his bazooka and fires it off indiscriminately. A blue jet of flame erupts from the thing and flies towards Hagetaka who simply jumps in the air to avoid the blast and she starts making her way towards the Shandian. He however has a few tricks of his own. Using the same rocket boots the others did he also takes to the sky, right above Angel."Burn Bazooka!"Aiming at the ground he prepares to fire that thing again. Angel however has other ideas. Quickly she breaks a piece of her glass spear off and flicks it upward, right at Wypers finger. The shard almost slices through his finger, rendering him incapable of firing the weapon. Angel then falls down but Wyper uses his boots to fly to safety. After landing he quickly switches hands so his gun becomes operational again. However that gave Hagetaka enough time to rush him. Moving faster than the naked eye can see she kicked the barrel of the bazooka so hard her foot bent it in half. Twirling her spear around she thrust at Wyper who blocked the attack with his palm. The glass spear shattered on impact, no doubt due to hitting the piece of sea stone he has concealed under all those wraps."Got you!"He thrusts his palm forward, aiming to strike your huntress. She welcomes the challenge. Slamming her own hand against it she contests the effect of the sea stone and Wypers inhuman strength with her own and he haki. However even as it looks like the two of them are evenly matched Wyper grins."Now fall! REJECT!"An explosion erupted from his hand and engulfed both of them. Sliding backwards Wyper held his bandaged arm with the other as it was bleeding."Serves you right. Hey pirate! Your traitorous whore is either dead or crippled! If you got a problem with that you are welcome to try next! HAHAHAHAHA-"But with a single swipe of her hand Hagetaka cleared the smoke. The hand she clashed with was wounded but in a much better shape than Wypers."I must thank you. If you did not have that sea stone my vow would be broken right now.""W-WHAT?!""But a suicide attack? Are you that weak? I'll do you a courtesy then and show you real strength. Fallen Jaguar!"Pouncing forward Hagetaka reinforced her arms with Haki and grabbed Wyper by the head. Flipping over him she pulled his head forward and slammed his whole body on the ground before stepping on his neck and forcing him to heel."Now to finish it off-""Wait! That's enough."The Chief spoke up."You've proven yourself lost child. Let go of him.""As you wish."Taking her weight off of Wyper she moved away from him. But the Shandian clearly did not have enough."Don't you dare! We're not finished! Not as long as I draw breath!">Kek! Let's ditch this loosing looser who just lost. Hard!>Angel. I tire of this guy. Show him why he never stood a chance>Other?
>>5240528>>Angel. I tire of this guy. Show him why he never stood a chanceAs long as she's not actually attacking the dumbass, gotta respect the chief's call that the fight is over (and that Angel won and is better).
>>5240528>Angel. I tire of this guy. Show him why he never stood a chance
>>5240528>"Finish him, Angel. An arm or a leg will do."
>>5240528>Angel. I tire of this guy. Show him why he never stood a chanceOk, respect for acting like we do. It's not gonna help but it does make him look better
>>5240528>>Angel. I tire of this guy. Show him why he never stood a chance
>>5240528"'Alright, sure, sure! We'll take the win! But if your doggy persists in trying to attack.