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Call me Nylen!

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:36 pm
by Nylen
Call me Nylen. Some years ago—never mind how long precisely—having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen and regulating the circulation…

With interest in seeking out the greatest of beasts, my travels brought me far from the mainland, to a shop on Tremalking.

* HP:Healthy MV:Full > A Tackle Shop
[ obvious exits: W ]
A man is here.
A merchant guard eyes you warily, intent on keeping order.
A merchant guard eyes you warily, intent on keeping order.
A shopkeeper stands here, restocking a few empty bins and shelves.

* HP:Healthy MV:Full > 'Ah! Just the place to buy what I need!
You say 'Ah! Just the place to buy what I need!'

* HP:Healthy MV:Full > 'Hello good shopkeeper, do you perhaps have some harpoons to take on a great beast of the sea?
You say ' Hello good shopkeeper, do you perhaps have some harpoons to take on a great beast of the sea?'

* HP:Healthy MV:Full > 'The quiet seaman type, I see.
You say 'The quiet seaman type, I see.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Full > buy harpoon
A shopkeeper tells you 'Enjoy it!'
You now have a harpoon.
A shopkeeper puts some coins in a brown suede bag on a braided leather cord.
A shopkeeper puts some coins in a brown suede bag on a braided leather cord.

* HP:Healthy MV:Full > put harpoon pack
You put a harpoon in a backpack.

**Here I stroll to the dock. Hopefully I catch a ship!**

* HP:Healthy MV:Full > A Wooden Dock
A wide wooden dock extends over the water, held up by strong wooden beams.
The dock leads back to the pier to the south, as well as continues farther
into the bay to the north. Beside the dock floats a small fishing boat,
tied to an iron ring latched to the dock. As the wind blows, the dock sways
back and forth along with it.
A sign is nailed to wooden piling.
[ obvious exits: N S D ]
|1|.An Illianer steed stands here proudly, its black mane glistening.
An Amayar fisherman contemplates his next big catch.

* HP:Healthy MV:Full >
A ship is definitely headed in this direction.

* HP:Healthy MV:Full > TICK IN 5 SECONDS.
The Sea Wind is approaching the dock.

* HP:Healthy MV:Full >
The Sea Wind is now docked.

* HP:Healthy MV:Fresh > u
On the Gangplank of the Sea Wind
[ obvious exits: D ]
A brawny dockmaster mans the gangplank of the Sea Wind.

* HP:Healthy MV:Full > offer
The dockmaster says 'That'll be 12 gold for passage, Nylen.'

* HP:Healthy MV:Full > give 12 crown dockmaster
You give him twelve crowns.
The dockmaster says 'Ok, Nylen. Get on.'
The dockmaster leads you onto The Sea Wind.
Aboard the Sea Wind
[ obvious exits: ]
The captain of the Sea Wind surveys crew, passengers and the sea.

* HP:Healthy MV:Full > perform music enchanting
You place the flute to your lips.
You begin to play an enchanting melody.

TICK IN 5 SECONDS.
-=+**+=- -=+**+=- -=+**+=-
The air fills with a complex melody working its way in to the winds song.

* HP:Healthy MV:Full > 'Alas, my crusty old captain friend, I have had too much to drink and cannot recall any sea shanties at the moment!
You say 'Alas, my crusty old captain friend, I have had too much to drink and cannot recall any sea shanties at the moment!'


**Sailing ensues, followed by the readying of gear and heading to Windbiter’s Fingers!**


* HP:Scratched MV:Strong > eq
You are using:
<held> a wide quiver of cloth and inlaid leather
<worn on finger> a polished silver ring etched with a harp
<worn on finger> a polished silver ring etched with a flute
<worn on head> a brightly plumed hat with a wide brim <------ my sailing hat!
<worn around neck> a snowy white silk bandana
<worn around neck> a red silk bandana trimmed with gold
<worn on body> a cream colored tunic with red and blue streamers (used)
<worn about body> a brightly-colored patchwork cloak
<slung on back> a wide quiver of cloth and inlaid leather
<worn on arms> a pair of billowy white sleeves
<worn on hands> a set of hold fast knuckle tattoos <------ Yarrr!
<worn around wrist> a red strip of torn cloth
<worn around wrist> a blue strip of torn cloth
<worn as shield> a silver etched shield
<wielded> a harpoon <------ the almighty HARPOON! What else would you hunt a whale with??
<worn about waist> a woven silver belt with a lute buckle
<worn on belt> a wide quiver of cloth and inlaid leather
<worn on belt> a wide quiver of cloth and inlaid leather
<worn on legs> a pair of bright patchwork leggings
<worn on feet> a pair of worn black boots sewn with silver bells

o HP:Healthy MV:Tiring > l
It is pitch black...

o HP:Healthy MV:Tiring > 'It's dark... Better get something to see by.
You say 'It's dark... Better get something to see by.'

o HP:Healthy MV:Tiring > emote rummages through his pack.
Ok.

o HP:Healthy MV:Tiring > 'Aha!
You say 'Aha!'

o HP:Healthy MV:Tiring > hold light
You hold a softly glowing lit pipe above your head.

* HP:Healthy MV:Tiring > l
Between Two Black Islands
A few black volcanic rock masses stand out of the water to the northeast
and the southwest. The ocean ebbs and flows in a natural rhythm. Waves of
different sizes crash against the rocky islands, smoothing the rough edges
from the rocks making up the cliffs.
[ obvious exits: E S W ]

* HP:Healthy MV:Tiring > 'Much better!
You say 'Much better!'

* HP:Healthy MV:Tiring > 'now... to find me a WHALE!
You say 'now... to find me a WHALE!'

* HP:Healthy MV:Tiring > track whale
You can't track in water.

* HP:Healthy MV:Tiring > frown
What's bothering you?

* HP:Healthy MV:Tiring > 'Well then, he seems to be hiding well!
You say 'Well then, he seems to be hiding well!'

* HP:Healthy MV:Winded > prac
You have got 0 practice sessions left.
You are skilled in the following:
shield parry (Superb)
javelins (Superb)
steal (Awful)
singing (Awful)
dancing (Not much better)
pick (Superb)
hide (Superb)
sneak (Superb)
dodge (Superb)
attack (Superb)
backstab (Superb)
search (Excellent)
track (Very Good) <------ I knew I had track!
swashbuckling (Superb)
ride (Level 4)
notice (Superb)
camouflage (Poor)
ranger sneak (Poor)
survival (Level 7)

* HP:Healthy MV:Strong > 'Guess I'll just have to track him down by his wake!
You say 'Guess I'll just have to track him down by his wake!'

* HP:Healthy MV:Strong > 'I know the vile beast hunts these waters...
You say 'I know the vile beast hunts these waters...'

* HP:Healthy MV:Strong > sneak
Ok, you'll try to move silently for a while.

* S HP:Healthy MV:Strong > You are now targeting whale
nod nylen
You nod to yourself. Very reassuring.

* S HP:Healthy MV:Strong > s
Floating after a Wave
[ obvious exits: N S ]
A whale floats in the water.

* S HP:Healthy MV:Strong > hide
backstab h.whale
You attempt to hide yourself.

* S HP:Healthy MV:Strong > You silently approach your victim...

-=+**+=- -=+*
A whale makes a strange sound as you place a harpoon in its back!

* S HP:Healthy MV:Strong - a whale: Hurt > 'Avast!
You say 'Avast!'

* S HP:Healthy MV:Strong - a whale: Hurt >
A whale tries to hit you, but you deflect the blow.
You pierce a whale's body very hard.

* S HP:Healthy MV:Strong - a whale: Wounded >
A whale hits your body hard.
You try to pierce a whale, but it dodges the attack.
You pierce a whale's head into bloody fragments!

* S HP:Scratched MV:Strong - a whale: Wounded >
A whale tickles your right leg with its hit.
A whale swiftly dodges your attempt to pierce it.

* S HP:Scratched MV:Strong - a whale: Wounded > 'CALL ME NYLEN!
You say 'CALL ME NYLEN!'

* S HP:Scratched MV:Strong - a whale: Wounded > f
You panic and attempt to flee!


You flee head over heels.
Between Two Black Islands
[ obvious exits: E S W ]

* S HP:Scratched MV:Strong > Room Found, Teleporting
s
hide
backstab h.whale
Floating after a Wave
[ obvious exits: N S ]
A whale floats in the water.

* S HP:Scratched MV:Tiring > You attempt to hide yourself.

* S HP:Scratched MV:Tiring > You silently approach your victim...

-=+**+=- -=+*
Ooops. Your clumsy execution broadcasts your intentions.

* S HP:Scratched MV:Tiring - a whale: Wounded > TICK IN 5 SECONDS.

A whale hits your body.

* S HP:Scratched MV:Tiring - a whale: Wounded >
A whale tries to hit you, but you parry successfully.

* S HP:Scratched MV:Tiring - a whale: Wounded >
You try to pierce a whale, but it parries successfully.

* S HP:Scratched MV:Tiring - a whale: Wounded >
A whale hits your body hard.
You try to pierce a whale, but it dodges the attack.
The clouds disappear.

* S HP:Scratched MV:Strong - a whale: Hurt > 'Haharrr! A slippery one!
You say 'Haharrr! A slippery one!'

* S HP:Scratched MV:Strong - a whale: Hurt > f
You panic and attempt to flee!


You flee head over heels.
Between Two Black Islands
[ obvious exits: E S W ]

* S HP:Scratched MV:Strong > Room Found, Teleporting
s
Floating after a Wave
[ obvious exits: N S ]
A whale floats in the water.

A whale barely hits your right leg. <----- He nearly bit my leg off!!!

* S HP:Scratched MV:Strong - a whale: Hurt >
A whale tries to hit you, but you deflect the blow.

**A few tries later…**

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring - a whale: Hurt > f

A whale barely tickles your body with its hit.

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring - a whale: Hurt > You panic and attempt to flee!


A whale barely hits your left leg. <----- And again!!


You flee head over heels.
Beside an Island
[ obvious exits: N S ]

Room Found, Teleporting
* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring > n
hide
backstab h.whale
Floating after a Wave
[ obvious exits: N S ]
A whale floats in the water.

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring > You attempt to hide yourself.

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring > You silently approach your victim...

-=+**+=- -=+*
A whale makes a strange sound as you place a harpoon in its back! <----- perhaps I shall finally slay my nemesis!

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring - a whale: Wounded >
A whale barely hits your left arm.

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring - a whale: Wounded > 'Blast my bilge to splinters! The beast is only wounded!
You say 'Blast my bilge to splinters! The beast is only wounded!'

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring - a whale: Wounded >
You try to pierce a whale, but it dodges the attack.

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring - a whale: Wounded > f
A whale hits your left foot hard.
You try to pierce a whale, but it deflects the blow.

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring - a whale: Wounded > You panic and attempt to flee!


You flee head over heels.
Beside an Island
[ obvious exits: N S ]

Room Found, Teleporting
* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring > n
hide
backstab h.whale
Timer now at 63 secs.
Timer now at 63 secs.
You are thirsty.
Floating after a Wave
[ obvious exits: N S ]
A whale floats in the water.

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring > You attempt to hide yourself.

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring > You silently approach your victim...

-=+**+=- -=+*
A whale makes a strange sound as you place a harpoon in its back!

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring - a whale: Wounded >
A whale tickles your body with its hit.

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring - a whale: Wounded >
A whale tickles your right arm with its hit.
You pierce a whale's tail fin hard.

'Well scupper me dingy and wash me poop deck! He’s barely wounded!
* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring - a whale: Wounded >
You try to pierce a whale, but it dodges the attack.

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring - a whale: Wounded > f
You say 'Well scupper me dingy and wash me poop deck! He’s barely wounded!'

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring - a whale: Wounded > opens his mouth widely and swallows you whole! As his mouth closes, the horizon disappears.
All you can do right now is think about the stars!

S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring - a whale: Wounded >
A whale hits your right leg.
You try to pierce a whale, but it deflects the blow.

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring - a whale: Wounded >
A whale dives deep down into the ocean
Water starts to surround you, and the pressure begins to be felt on your chest.
The whale begins to surface and blows you out of his blowhole.
Whoosh! Water flies everywhere, carrying you through the air.
Splash! You seem disoriented as you land in the water.

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring > emote shakes his head, spraying water droplets all over.
Ok.


**Undeterred, the mighty sea captain Nylen sets back off after his prey!**


* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring > You silently approach your victim...

-=+**+=- -=+*
A whale makes a strange sound as you place a harpoon in its back!

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring - a whale: Battered >
A whale hits your body.

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring - a whale: Battered >
You pierce a whale's body very hard.

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring - a whale: Battered >
A whale tries to hit you, but you parry successfully.
You try to pierce a whale, but it parries successfully.

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring - a whale: Battered >
A whale swiftly dodges your attempt to pierce it.

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring - a whale: Battered > 'Found you, beast!
You say 'Found you, beast!'

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring - a whale: Battered > f

A whale hits your left foot.
You try to pierce a whale, but it dodges the attack.

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring - a whale: Battered > You panic and attempt to flee!


You flee head over heels.
Between Two Black Islands
[ obvious exits: E S W ]

Room Found, Teleporting
* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring > s
hide
backstab h.whale
Floating after a Wave
[ obvious exits: N S ]
A whale floats in the water.

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring > You attempt to hide yourself.

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring > You silently approach your victim...

-=+**+=- -=+*
A whale makes a strange sound as you place a harpoon in its back!

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring - a whale: Beaten >
A whale tries to hit you, but you parry successfully.

* S HP:Hurt MV:Tiring - a whale: Beaten > 'YAR!!
You say 'YAR!!'


**More missed attempts by the sea captain… but he is not deterred! His victory is at hand!**


* S HP:Wounded MV:Winded > You attempt to hide yourself.

* S HP:Wounded MV:Winded > You silently approach your victim...

-=+**+=- -=+*
A whale makes a strange sound as you place a harpoon in its back!

* S HP:Wounded MV:Winded - a whale: Critical >
A whale tries to hit you, but you deflect the blow.

* S HP:Wounded MV:Winded - a whale: Critical > throw h.whale
A whale tickles your body with its hit.
You try to pierce a whale, but it parries successfully.
You throw a harpoon at a whale.

* S HP:Wounded MV:Winded - a whale: Critical >
A harpoon arcs through the air.

* S HP:Wounded MV:Winded - a whale: Critical >
A whale tries to hit you, but you deflect the blow.

* S HP:Wounded MV:Winded - a whale: Critical >
A harpoon rips through a whale's guts as it collapses to the ground.
A whale is dead! R.I.P.
Oh, much better the second time around.
Your blood freezes as you hear a whale's death cry.

* S HP:Wounded MV:Winded > howl
You howl triumphantly.

And with victory, the great adventure comes to an end!