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Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« on: September 05, 2017, 08:59:10 AM »
  S C E N E ~ M U S I C 
Dead Man's Tale
by Antti Martikainen




The mid-morning sun beat down, gleaming off the hulls of several airships sitting quietly on the half-dozen elevated landing pads scattered across what was otherwise mostly an open grassy field. It was a risky but necessary proposition to have an airship facility outside the kingdom's borders, as supply runners and passenger ships couldn't always manage -- or afford -- to make it to the more elaborate facilities within Vale's walls when they needed to refuel or repair. The towering concrete walls and a handful of robotic turrets did a decent enough job of keeping away the occasional Beowulf or Ursa, and there were always the Huntsmen and Huntresses to help cull the local population, so such places were usually safe enough. They were, however, also a bit of a gray zone... seldom regulated, rarely official in any sort of capacity, and a magnet for questionable ventures. Not the sort of place where people checked IDs, nor asked your business so long as you stayed out of theirs. It was, simply put, NOT the sort of place where an upstanding academic would feel the least bit comfortable...

Perhaps that was why Mr. Quisling, a scrawny mouse of a man in a loose-fitting sweater and thick spectacles, looked so very much out of his element. He clutched at a collection of folders and notebooks as though clinging to a life raft, eyes darting nervously about as he sheltered under the shadow of a large, not particularly impressive-looking cargo airship. The ship itself was easily the most shabby affair seated on a landing pad, looking very much like someone had cobbled together scrap metal to form the outer hull -- a patchwork quilt, to put it generously, of an airship, a lumbering hulk of undecorated steel and iron that looked far more fit to be a garbage scow than a passenger carrier. Up the main walkway it was possible to glimpse the ship's inner arrangement: dark, dimly lit, and narrow, like one would expect of a submarine.

Quisling's eyes darted upwards as a Bullhead began to descend from the sky, eager to see if it was whom he hoped. Sure enough, as the bulbous transport touched down and its doors slid open he caught sight of the brave souls hired for this expedition. Running -- and quite nearly tripping -- his way down the landing pad stairway, he rushed over to greet the three. "Ah, you're here! Good... good good good! Thank you all for coming. Now, ah, this way then!" He gestured over to the rustbucket-looking airship. "I, ah, know you just got off a flight to get here, but there's scarcely any time to waste! And, um, d-don't worry -- it's better than it looks, I promise you! Once you're all aboard we c-can be off."
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 08:27:12 AM »
A fully armoured Alizarin stepped onto the landing platform with a yawn and a big wide stretch having decided it was in his best interest to sleep on the journey. With a quick look around at the facility Alizarin completely failed to conceal his smile. This was one of the best places for someone like him to be and having work for once was always a good sign. At that point he saw the nervous man come over and show them their mode of transport. A badly beaten ship. Hardly going to be the most comfortable ride but he could deal with it. He walked over and gave the man a good natured but possibly a bit too forceful pat on the back. "Hell. It can't be worse than hiding in the engine crawl space of an atlesian bullhead. She'll do me fine."
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 04:55:15 PM »
Akel looked at her other companions for the mission and then at the nervous wreck of a man. She raised an eyebrow at their mode of transport with worry. "Are we sure that's gonna hold up. I don't feel like being grimm shark food just yet." Sighing to herself and walking over to join Alizarin.
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 05:52:26 AM »
"I'll take your word for it. So, I think it's gonna be alright." Infrared, out of her specialist uniform and in her black T-shirt with a big round logo written with symbols that looked right out of some fanfiction with bad worldbuilding. Stepping aside to reveal her cart with all of her load of ammunition. She used one straight push to send it close to the edge and lined up with the rest to listen to any further instruction.
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 09:15:05 AM »
Quisling couldn't help but stare slack-jawed at the cart of rocket launcher ammo -- he'd known one of the student hires dealt with heavy weaponry, certainly, but seeing the reality of it was still surprising. After a moment's hesitation he cleared his throat, straightened his spectacles, and took in a deep breath.

"Y-yes, well. The, ah, the ship, as I said, is quite more sturdy than it, erm, seems. The, er, pilot will address us once we're all onboard, and we'll go over the contents of these folders. Ah, these are your full mission briefing, by the way -- please remember that the information it c-contains is STRICTLY confidential u-under the nondisclosure agreements you all signed." Quisling began handing out manila folders to each of the three young warriors before gesturing for them to follow him up the ramp and onto the questionable-looking airship.


CONTENTS OF THE FOLDER

The folder you've received contains two thin sets of documents, each set no more than three pages -- a each brief summary of matters relevant to your mission.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HOWLING STORM
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The first set of pages describes the life and career of the pirate Broderick Grimshaw, captain of the Howling Storm.

Captain Broderick Grimshaw is known to history for two inseparable things. The first is being the most sucessful pirate in Mistral's history, and the second is for the daring theft of an extremely valuable artifact known as the Sorcerer's Crown. He was born roughly two-hundred years ago in a village outside, but under the authority of, the kingdom of Mistral. At a young age he defected from the Mistal army and joined, then later led, a bandit clan known as the Iron Wolves. From this humble start Grimshaw began to build, attracting outcasts and criminals of all stripes to serve under his banner. His group, interestingly, was just as notable for its fairness as its ferocity -- Faunus were just as welcome as humans so long as they could prove themselves, nor do sources suggest any discrimination between men and women in combat, leadership, or other important roles, and not only were those who followed him paid for their services but also compensated for injuries they sustained and given a voice in the group's operations... modern and forward thinking, yes, but also a finger in the eye of Mistral's rigid monarchy of the time. This, no doubt, was part of the appeal of joining and why Grimshaw was so seldom challenged for his leadership role. Those who followed didn't just like him... they believed in him.

As the clan grew they eventually came into possession of a small number of airships, the type which were often modified sea vessels or made in the likeness thereof. Once outfitted with the armaments of the day, these fliers became the start of a powerful and much feared pirate fleet -- one ship in particular was adopted as Grimshaw's personal vessel and the default flagship: the Howling Storm. The ship's Beowolf-faced cannons were thunder from on high and the mere sight of it sowed chaos and panic in its wake. So successful was the ship's history, and so long was Grimshaw's tenure as her captain, that the ship's Floatstone was said to have strongly imprinted on his Aura such that only one other could fly it: Grimshaw's son, Kerwin.

As the years passed and the Iron Wolves' power and fame expanded Grimshaw set his sights on one legendary raid, something that would increase his influence and secure his personal legacy: the Sorcerer's Crown. Knowing that anyone who could claim the relic would be feared across all the continents, and knowing further that the Dust gems which comprised it would each sell for a fortune, Grimshaw hatched a bold plan to subvert the palace defenses and seize the treasure. However, the plan wasn't without detractors -- some of Grimshaw's oldest friends are recorded as having cautioned that seizing the crown could start what amounted to a war with Mistral, and that furthermore the crown itself was cursed to bring only madness and death. Grimshaw's silver tongue, however, silenced the worst of the criticism and the plan went forward. Using a heavy rainstorm to conceal their approach, the Iron Wolves flew over the kingdom's walls and successfully raided the Emperor's palace.

During their escape, Grimshaw was captured -- some say betrayed. He was held prisoner in Mistral for the next seven years, during which he learned that his flagship had caught flame and gone down in Grimm-infested waters two weeks after his capture, during a vain attempt to breach the kingdom's eastern coastal defenses. The Sorcerer's Crown was never recovered, and the Iron Wolves would go on to fracture into numerous smaller bandit and pirate factions. Grimshaw was eventually allowed to live out the remainder of his days under house arrest, having advised the kingdom on how to successfully put down many of his old comrades. Some scholars say he even married and took up work as a carpenter, though no children are to be found in official Mistral records. Kerwin, Grimshaw's one confirmed descendant, is thought to have gone down with the Howling Storm in its fiery demise.

Even two hundred years after his time, treasure hunters will occasionally search for caches of treasure hidden by Grimshaw and his Wolves during their heyday. Such is the man's legend. A few will even scour the eastern coast of Anima in hopes of finding the Howling Storm's wreckage or the prize of all prizes, the Sorcerer's Crown. None have yet succeeded.


SUMMATION: THE SORCERER'S CROWN
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Over four hundred years ago, long before the first rumblings of the Grayed War, there lived a prince of Mistral known as Vasu the Wise. He was loved and revered by the citizens for all the reasons that any royalty are: he told them what they wanted to hear, made their lives a bit less harsh than they might be otherwise, and visibly contributed to the public good. He was mostly known for building the largest library on Anima, possibly the largest in the world at the time, and inviting scholars from the world over to come study and debate there. However, history documents that he had an ulterior motive... Prince Vasu was hungry for power, and yearned for the day when he had enough of it to throw off the petty games of politics and seize the throne of Mistral for himself. According to some sources he had ambitions far beyond that as well as a belief, not uncommon in that time, that magic was both a real power and existed out in the world, waiting to be found. So it was that he tasked his private scholars to use the grand library as a means to search the world's knowledge for any and all clues that might grant him magic's secrets.

It was to no avail. Years went by, then decades, and magic -- predictably -- eluded the prince's best efforts. In frustration, he turned to another type of "magic": Dust.

Enlisting the greatest minds of the age and the most rare and precious Dust crystals that money could fetch, the prince and his private cabal delved into a grueling investigation of Dust's powers, its limits, and its potential. From this painstaking research, an artifact of tremendous power was forged: Prince Vasu himself called it the "Sorcerer's Crown". With his prize creation perched atop his head, the prince set aside all pretense of kindness and restraint. He marched to the palace and demanded his father surrender the throne. When the Emperor refused Vasu unleashed a torrent of power from the crown's Dust jewels and reduced the royal guards to nothing in an instant. Vasu had his followers put the Emperor in chains and parade him throughout the city, to the shock and horror of it's citizens. For a year, the people of Mistral lived in constant fear of their new "Grand Sorcerer", as the prince insisted he be called. It was a dark time where people were forced to choose between braving the Grimm beyond the kingdom's watch or an all-powerful madman within. And as the weeks and months passed, the prince's madness only became more and more pronounced -- mania, paranoia, ranting and raving in the middle of the night, random executions of wholly loyal allies for the most bizarre of reasons... the stories paint a colorful picture of "the Mad Sorcerer King".

History isn't clear on exactly what ended Vasu's brief reign. Some scholars suspect he was assassinated, or that his own guards finally turned against him out of desperation. Others point to the highly potent Dust crown that he refused to be without and suggest that its energies may be the cause. The reason that the 'how' isn't known, however, has everything to do with the 'where' -- Vasu met his fateful end in his own grand library, the night the building burned to the ground. His bones and the Sorcerer's Crown were among the few things recovered from the site, and the rightful Emperor had both entombed together in the palace under lock, key, and heavy guard. The vigil remained as a palace tradition for roughly two hundred years until the artifact was stolen in a raid by pirates under the command of Broderick Grimshaw, then was subsequently lost when his airship went down off the eastern coast of Anima.




The inside of the ship was a far cry from the many-windowed fliers used by Beacon or the proud, precision halls of the Atlesian fleet, but it also didn't match the ramshackle outward appearance. The entry area seemed to double as a cargo hold, with a small number of boxes and crates scattered around near the walls, but it also had what appeared to be a newly installed round metal table with a built-in display screen and four nearby chairs with heavy safety straps situated towards the back. The dull hum of an idling engine of some kind could be heard from behind the back wall, but the attentive might also notice a certain energized quality to the air around them that suggested large scale and powerful Dust reactions from the direction of that hum.

Quisling quickly made his way over to a small intercom on the nearby wall, switching on the talk function. "C-Captain? C--can you hear me captain?"

There was a moment of static before a young woman's voice came over the speaker. "Aye, ye bleedin' nerd -- I hear ya just fine. We got everyone aboard yet?"

"That we do."

"Right, well..." The woman on the other end cleared her throat, her voice genuinely sounding like that of an olden days pirate -- whether that was a just or not wasn't immediately clear. "Introductions, then. As Quizy 'ere hopefully explained, this ship's yer ticket t' Anima an' th' treasure hunt o' yer lives. T' that end, he an' his bookworm buddies hired on one'a th' few pilots as can get ye there without drawin' attention -- which, considerin' th' state'a Mistral these days, is a damn good thing indeed."

The intercom crackled with static, then went dead -- a few seconds later, a large set of cargo doors on the room's upper level slid open with a loud pressurized hiss and a woman decked out in a red longcoat and fancy pirate hat stepped into view on the overhead walkway. "What th' historian probably didn't tell ye was that his 'Society' be so desperate t' get their hands on th' treasure b'fore anyone else... that they hired a bona fide pirate to help get it! Welcome aboard me ship, currently in disguise -- a fake hull t' fool unwitting eyes." She spread her hands wide in welcome and grinned at the miniature poem.

"Th' name's Cordell, captain o' th' Red Corsair." She marched over to a nearby cargo elevator, hit the main control switch, and began to descend to the level of Quisling and the assembled treasure hunters. "No objections t' workin' fer' th' greater good with a wanted fugitive, I hope? Last chance t' walk away, lads an' lasses."
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2017, 11:57:19 PM »
Solar lay curled up like a cat sleeping atop a storage crate, how she got there is a different story. "Zzz...Zzz.." she snored away unaware of the newcomers aboard the ship. She was unlikely to awake unless someone tried if Cordell's entrance didn't do it. For some reason she was wearing two eye patches over both eyes as she slept.
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2017, 11:54:32 PM »
Alizarin cracked a smile as he heard the voice come over the radio. It seemed almost familiar. That couldn't be right though. "Now that sounds like my kind of woman." Alizarin joked before Cordell stepped out onto the deck and he let out a low whistle and slightly under his breath "damn." At that point Cordell gave her introduction and his eyes widened underneath his helmet. He was quite familiar with the stories about Cordell but never once had he dreamed he would actually meet the woman. As she asked about willingness to work with fugitives Alizarin chuckled slightly. "I'd be a massive hypocrite if I did. I'm a fugitive myself. Alizarin Rust at your service." With his introduction Alizarin gave what he considered to be the most pompous bow he could think of placing his right hand across his chest and extending his left outward.
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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2017, 10:38:30 PM »
I do remember reading those files, maybe I should report her presence later... Wait, no I'd be questioned the circumstances and this mission probably is private for a reason. Alizarin on the other hand, well... shit. Although those files and news are probably to be taken with spoons of salt. Just how lucky am I not to be pushed that far...
"As a huntress-in-training... That depends on what greater good that is. A great archeological discovery is probably above your petty piracy." What she didn't say is what does she think as that.
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2017, 06:28:15 PM »
(OOC: Five day rule. Skipping Edgey to keep things moving along.)


Cordell couldn't help but turn up a wry smile at Alizarin's introduction -- his sense of flare and drama was a fair match for her own, it seemed, and it pleased her to meet someone who could play at such games. As for the huntress-in-training, the pirate looked Infrared's way and gave a gentle nod as the cargo elevator touched down. "Discovery? Aye, ye could call it that, if we find what we hope't. S'a bit more'n just that, though... WAAAY more important than old bones or books." She turned slightly to one side. "Del, prep fer takeoff an' close th' hatch."

"Certainly captain." A slightly computery-sounding female voice with a tone all poise and etiquette echoed from the ship's internal speakers. A moment later the entryway began to shut and the ramp retract.

"Delahaye be me first mate -- th' heart an' soul o' th' ship, if'n ye grasp me meanin'. An' th' fur-cloaked lump," She nodded her head towards the sleeping Solar. "Is me assistant-in-trainin', Solar. Hired her on as some extra help... think I might've tuckered th' poor lass out though." She shrugged and gestured for everyone to gather around the table towards the back of the cargo hold, proceeding to walk over and flip a switch on the table's underside. A small holographic display booted up, projecting in blue-tinted 3D haze just above the table's surface. The pirate turned to face the assembled group. "If'n ye'v never heard o' th' Sorcerer's Crown before, here's th' short of it: long time ago a blowhard Mistral prince got obsessed with power and made a crown outta Dust crystals. These weren't just any crystals, mind -- gemstone quality, full t' burstin' with power. A lotta historians, including Quizy here," She hooked a thumb in the historian's direction. "Think they were -- are, if'n the Crown be intact -- at or near th' highest grades o' Dust purity. We're talkin' th' sorta stones as sell fer small fortunes, usually to th' military cuz' o' th' havoc they can wreak."

She leaned forward on the table, looking from one face to another and locking eyes with each. "Th' Crown was a weapon, thought lost t' time. We all know how powerful Dust can be -- if history's t' be believed, though, th' Dust gems o' th' Crown are as different t' yer corner store variety as comparin' puppy dogs an' Beowolves. Nasty stuff, an' may'a drove th' bloke what made it insane, too. Don't get me wrong -- I'm as greedy fer treasure as any soul who's ever flown a black flag, but if anythin' remains o' th' Crown at all, it's dangerous. Quizy an me agree: it needs t' be under lock an' key in a museum, not fallin' into th' hands o' devil-knows-who."

She brushed her hand across the holographic surface and a map of northern Anima came up, with Mistral's boundaries highlighted. "Th' Crown was stolen from th' royal vaults o' Mistral some two hundred years back by th' legendary pirate Broderick Grimshaw. His ship, th' Howling Storm, supposedly went down in flames two weeks later -- here, just off th' eastern coast." She gestured to a point not far off the large bay, not far from modern Wind Path. "Buuuuuut..." She grinned, nodding at Quisling.

Quisling's excitement was exceedingly obvious, both in his voice and body language. "But the Historical Society not long ago came into the possession of coded correspondence between Grimshaw and his lieutenants. With our resources and, w-well, some help from Captain Cordell to acquire, er, reference materials, we were able to discover the TRUE resting place of t-the Howling Storm!"

"It was Grimshaw's son, you see -- he knew that Mistral would be hunting them, so he d-devised a clever plan: he had an air-s-s-s-ship made up to look like the Howling Storm and stage a pretend rescue attempt of the imprisoned captain. Q-quite clever, yes? Meanwhile the r-real Howling Storm put down at a pirate hideout in Anima's inland sea to p-p-plan a real rescue..."


"Somethin' went south." Cordell interjected. From outside the rising hum of engines beginning to warm up could be heard, suggesting the ship was nearing ready to take off. "Th' letters make clear that th' pirates couldn't return to th' Howling Storm after th' decoy mission -- no clear explanation o' why, only some talk about th' Crown being cursed by ol' Mad Prince himself. What's more, th' pirate armada began t' splinter an' fray without Grimshaw t' lead 'em; by th' writ o' th' letters, Grimshaw spent th' rest of his days sickin' th' Mistral army on th' disloyal while tryin'a lead what was left from under house arrest. Spoiler warnin': it didn't work out so well. Everythin' suggests that th' Howling Storm was left t' rot right where she was hidden... a sad thing, true, but opportunity fer us. Means th' Crown should be with th' ship, an' the ship right where they left it."

"So... questions?"
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Baker / Retired Huntsman: Alec Chadwick, owner of 'Fabled Goods' bakery

Pirate / Freelancer: Captain Cordell of the Red Corsair ~ Available For Hire!

Mercenary / Infiltrator: Micah Sere AKA "Prowler" ~ Danger, Avoid If Possible

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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2017, 10:22:38 AM »
"Zzzz...Cap'n hungry...Zzzz...When grub...Zzzz" Solar somehow answered Cordell's question in her sleep.
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2017, 11:22:13 PM »
"Uh, no not really. What would be expecting to fight? Treasure hunters, grimm, bandits." Akel rested casually with her back against a crate, looking up from her sitting position slightly to the first year that laid on top of a crate. 'she must really hate lectures if she fell asleep from that'.
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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2017, 10:04:03 AM »
As they were directed over towards the display Alizarin followed and leaned against the table with his hands pressed on it. Paying as close attention to the display as he could. perking up considerably when the power of the crown came up. [1C6BA0] "Are you sure this museum is the right hands? Wouldn't we be better off destroying the damn thing? Ensure no one ever takes it?" Or more accurately. Let me get my hands on it. Could burn that fucking shithole to the ground with that kind of power.
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2017, 10:53:00 AM »
"Can we make one of equal or greater power with our current understanding of dust and similarly highest quality dust materials? If not, what makes it so special? If yes, then why are we bothering retrieving it?"
"Also, do we have a specific container to seal it in?
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In the meantime Infrared opens her cart to count her rockets, then move to the elevator to look around the ship for vantage point of fire.
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2017, 05:41:47 PM »
Cordell put one hand on her hips and whistled, her expression somewhere between amused and impressed. "You lot as a lotta questions... good. 'Tis a smart habit t' be in." She turned her head to Quisling. "Professor, yer up fer this bit."

Quisling seemed momentarily off-balance. "B-but I'm not a professor. It's a, er, more of a f-fellowship arrangement, really, and..." One raised eyebrow from Cordell made it plain she simply did not care and wanted him to get on with it. "R-right, yes, well..."

"Course set for pre-designated coordinates. Liftoff in four minutes -- all passengers are encouraged to find a seat or in other ways steady themselves."

"To be brief," Quisling, enthusiastic to grab a chair whilst he could, strapped himself in and then turned to those assembled. "There may be Grimm on site, but the ship's weapons should s-s-s-suffice to clear any that are outside of the hideout. Inside m-may be anot-t-t-ther matter. Our s-secrecy means we s-s-s-should be the only people there, h-however."

"D-d-destroying the Crown c-could be catastrophic! Until p-properly s-s-studied, there is no way to know how p-potent the Dust crystals truly are and whether t-the Crown itself is, as s-some records suggest, a form of energy amplifier. T-t-the science used by Vasu the Wise was lost with his library a-and--"


"Liftoff in two minutes."

Cordell turned to Infrared, pointing to some of the many securing straps along the walls. "May wanna lock yer munitions down, just 't be safe. Don't go blowin' a hole in me ship, aye? As fer container, I've got that covered, no worries." She strode over to where Solar was snoozing, gently prodding the ram Faunus. "Oi, Solar! Rise an' shine lass -- it's time t' fly!"
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2017, 01:57:53 PM »
"Huh what?" Solar said as she stirred awake. Realizing she couldn't see with both eye patches over her eyes she lifts one up and looks into her Captains glare. Staring into her eyes for a second and processing what she just said, Solar hops off her crate and with a loud "aye aye captain!" and exaggerated salute she zips off down a nearby corridor that lead to a different room. The engine Reactor room, pipes rumbled and roared, heavy chunks of metal hummed and glowed with life, and dust powered the powerful vehicle they resided in. Solar headed towards a nearby section with gauges and complicated readouts displayed. "Right sooo...this one dust levels are green...all systems have power...hmm all gauges are good, no flashing lights, all systems green we're good to go Captain!" Solar said the last part into a nearby intercom. When Solar had initially begged Cordel to teach her  how to fly the ship she was instead taught how to maintain it. However this was just Cordel's way of giving her something to do, in reality the ship's Gear robots and Delahaye were sufficient enough to upkeep the ship. What Solar does is an equivalent to hitting buttons on an unplugged controller.
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