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{CLOSED} Hunt for the Howling Storm {Pirate Day Event!}
« on: September 01, 2017, 09:57:11 AM »




Ahoy, mateys! The month of September brings with it International Talk Like A Pirate Day, the single most piratical day of the year! To celebrate, I'll be running a special RP event -- an honest-to-goodness hunt for lost pirate treasure!

Participating characters can be students, teachers, freelancers, or even those just pretending to be freelancers, if you want. There will also be in-character rewards to be earned for successfully completing the event, as it just wouldn't be a pirate story without loot to be had. What those rewards will be depends on the efforts of the participants and the choices they make. To this end, all participants are encouraged to stay active and involved; when your turn to post comes up you'll be given a five day window, after which you'll be skipped over. To get the greatest rewards for your character, don't get skipped!

Now, onto our story's tale...






The Vale Historical Society is known to hire Huntsmen and Huntresses, even occasionally students or freelancers, to protect and assist their members on various expeditions... but very, very rarely do such expeditions ever leave Sanus. This is one such rare trip, and the details are a closely guarded secret. The historian running it, a timid and bespectacled Mr. Harrid Quisling, had you sign a lengthy NDA before he hesitatingly whispered three words to you:

Lost pirate treasure.

The story he tells you is this: three months ago, a collection of old letters was acquired by the Society for research purposes. At first glance they were merely back and forth correspondence between craftsmen in Mistral, with the only real mystery being how they ended up in an attic in Vale. Closer examination revealed that the letters were roughly 200 years old, and that the running discussion of leather prices and trade routes was actually code concealing a far more meaningful discourse: that of a forcibly retired pirate with his devious pillaging clan, managing to lead and direct even while under house arrest through the ruse of mundane letters. Every detail was then picked apart, and the pirate's identity eventually became clear. It was no less a figure than Broderick Grimshaw, pirate captain of the airship Howling Storm -- one of the most controversial figures in Mistral's long and shady history. Deciphering the letters, the researchers learned any number of old secrets, including clues to suggest that Grimshaw's airship had not, as previously thought, been shot down over Mistral's eastern waters. According to the text its true resting place was hidden on a small chain of islands in Anima's inner sea, west of the kingdom's capital city. And with it, possibly... treasures untold.

It would be the discovery of a lifetime -- and also a magnet for every treasure hunter, criminal, and cut-throat bandit if word leaked out. The site had to be secured, and for that strong and skilled people would be needed, discreetly. An agreement between the Vale and Mistral Historical Societies was set, agreeing that a small expedition team from outside Anima would best avoid attention... which is why you're meeting Mr. Quisling at a private airship landing pad in a settlement several miles outside of Vale.

Your adventure is about to begin...



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Alizarin Rust [mercenary]
Infrared Ray [student]
Akeldama Blood-Heart [student]

Solar Rasie [freelancer]
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Beacon Student: Rory Vogel, "The Scarlet Shield" ~ 1st Year, Team VCVS

Shade Student: Sean Acacia, "Grenadier" ~ 1st Year



OTHERS

Beacon Teacher / Experimental Botanist: Dr. Budonoki Sophos, Medical & Wilderness Specialist

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

Mercenary / Infiltrator: Maria Sanguine AKA "Bloody Mary" ~ Underworld operative, "The Lady of a Thousand Faces"

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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {Pirate Day Event!}
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 11:52:38 AM »
This sounds like the perfect mission for Alizarin to show up in. Unfortunately he is one of the cutthroats and bandits rather than a likely securing team member. If I can't do him then I'll throw in Ceramite. He needs some action.
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psychotic mercenary- Alizarin rust "make me your enemy and they won't be able to identify your corpse"1C6BA0[/url]

lone wolf huntsman. ex member of team SAND cerulean steel "You are welcome to accompany me but if something goes wrong I'll deal with it myself." 2B3B44

1st year glass canon of team TBD Fallow Russet  "I may have been forced into this but that doesn't mean i don't like it." 50c878

2nd year drunken gearhead(teamless) Revya Vermillion "If you were to change to a lighter metal and add gears here, here and here you could greatly- I've entirely lost you haven't I?" Orange

1st year nimble tank of team CRSA Sandy Smoke "I've been told I'm a right bastard to fight against. Care to try ya luck?"355e3b[/color]

Guardian huntsman and drummer for Grimm Omen Ceramite Gunmetal "A barfight? alright then. SHOWTIME!" 800020 WIP[/u]

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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {Pirate Day Event!}
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2017, 12:18:14 PM »
Not to give too much away, but Rust wouldn't be the only scoundrel on this trip. Mercenaries are most definitely considered 'freelancers' for purposes of this mission, so if you want to use him then he's in.

Welcome to the treasure hunt, mate.  8)
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Beacon Student: Rory Vogel, "The Scarlet Shield" ~ 1st Year, Team VCVS

Shade Student: Sean Acacia, "Grenadier" ~ 1st Year



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Beacon Teacher / Experimental Botanist: Dr. Budonoki Sophos, Medical & Wilderness Specialist

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

Mercenary / Infiltrator: Maria Sanguine AKA "Bloody Mary" ~ Underworld operative, "The Lady of a Thousand Faces"

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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {Pirate Day Event!}
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2017, 01:03:39 PM »
I might throw in Cat, but I know nothing about pirate speak. Is that still okay?
Catalina Glenn - first year Beacon Academy student - "Not funny, dude! And not dudes... and everyone else... " - Cata, Cat.
Infrared Ray - fourth year Atlas Academy student - "So it's __ and __(insert name here) meets each other."
Sheer Gold - second year Beacon Academy student - "This is super effective!"
Siu Ceong - Beacon Academy graduate Huntress - "What is this? Where can I learn about it?"

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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {Pirate Day Event!}
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2017, 01:15:53 PM »
Perfectly fine! No need to 'speak pirate' for this mission.  :P
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Beacon Student: Rory Vogel, "The Scarlet Shield" ~ 1st Year, Team VCVS

Shade Student: Sean Acacia, "Grenadier" ~ 1st Year



OTHERS

Beacon Teacher / Experimental Botanist: Dr. Budonoki Sophos, Medical & Wilderness Specialist

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

Mercenary / Infiltrator: Maria Sanguine AKA "Bloody Mary" ~ Underworld operative, "The Lady of a Thousand Faces"

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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {Pirate Day Event!}
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2017, 06:56:24 AM »
ok. A more important note on Alizarin is his likeliness to kill people. That and the fact that he is fighting on about the level of a fully trained huntsman. (possibly a bit below) This is a warning before you definitely accept him. If a fight starts between him and another player in the thread he will likely go for the kill rather than just knocking off aura.
1st year reckless idiot of team LGGR- Gray Saggio- "oh screw it. I'll just hit it till it dies!" 660066

psychotic mercenary- Alizarin rust "make me your enemy and they won't be able to identify your corpse"1C6BA0[/url]

lone wolf huntsman. ex member of team SAND cerulean steel "You are welcome to accompany me but if something goes wrong I'll deal with it myself." 2B3B44

1st year glass canon of team TBD Fallow Russet  "I may have been forced into this but that doesn't mean i don't like it." 50c878

2nd year drunken gearhead(teamless) Revya Vermillion "If you were to change to a lighter metal and add gears here, here and here you could greatly- I've entirely lost you haven't I?" Orange

1st year nimble tank of team CRSA Sandy Smoke "I've been told I'm a right bastard to fight against. Care to try ya luck?"355e3b[/color]

Guardian huntsman and drummer for Grimm Omen Ceramite Gunmetal "A barfight? alright then. SHOWTIME!" 800020 WIP[/u]

White Fang power couple. Ignis and Glacies. [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwpudWRx7eg] Partners in crime

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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {Pirate Day Event!}
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2017, 08:21:00 AM »
Good to know. So, in essence, as long as everyone on the team respects him or at least doesn't start anything with Rust all should be well, yes?
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Beacon Student: Rory Vogel, "The Scarlet Shield" ~ 1st Year, Team VCVS

Shade Student: Sean Acacia, "Grenadier" ~ 1st Year



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Beacon Teacher / Experimental Botanist: Dr. Budonoki Sophos, Medical & Wilderness Specialist

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

Mercenary / Infiltrator: Maria Sanguine AKA "Bloody Mary" ~ Underworld operative, "The Lady of a Thousand Faces"

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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {Pirate Day Event!}
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2017, 08:41:02 AM »
Yup. So long as he isn't screwed with he won't be killing anyone. But I have now given ample warning so no one can bitch at me if he kills someone.
1st year reckless idiot of team LGGR- Gray Saggio- "oh screw it. I'll just hit it till it dies!" 660066

psychotic mercenary- Alizarin rust "make me your enemy and they won't be able to identify your corpse"1C6BA0[/url]

lone wolf huntsman. ex member of team SAND cerulean steel "You are welcome to accompany me but if something goes wrong I'll deal with it myself." 2B3B44

1st year glass canon of team TBD Fallow Russet  "I may have been forced into this but that doesn't mean i don't like it." 50c878

2nd year drunken gearhead(teamless) Revya Vermillion "If you were to change to a lighter metal and add gears here, here and here you could greatly- I've entirely lost you haven't I?" Orange

1st year nimble tank of team CRSA Sandy Smoke "I've been told I'm a right bastard to fight against. Care to try ya luck?"355e3b[/color]

Guardian huntsman and drummer for Grimm Omen Ceramite Gunmetal "A barfight? alright then. SHOWTIME!" 800020 WIP[/u]

White Fang power couple. Ignis and Glacies. [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwpudWRx7eg] Partners in crime

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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {Pirate Day Event!}
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2017, 10:15:04 AM »
So a much worse Gray? I might have to consider switching in Infrared for this one.
In fact I would actually request switching to infrared to finally give her a thread.
Catalina Glenn - first year Beacon Academy student - "Not funny, dude! And not dudes... and everyone else... " - Cata, Cat.
Infrared Ray - fourth year Atlas Academy student - "So it's __ and __(insert name here) meets each other."
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {Pirate Day Event!}
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2017, 10:24:13 AM »
Done and done. She's an interesting addition to the team, that's for sure. This should be quite the storyline! ;D
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Beacon Student: Rory Vogel, "The Scarlet Shield" ~ 1st Year, Team VCVS

Shade Student: Sean Acacia, "Grenadier" ~ 1st Year



OTHERS

Beacon Teacher / Experimental Botanist: Dr. Budonoki Sophos, Medical & Wilderness Specialist

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

Mercenary / Infiltrator: Maria Sanguine AKA "Bloody Mary" ~ Underworld operative, "The Lady of a Thousand Faces"

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Re: {2/3} Hunt for the Howling Storm {Pirate Day Event!}
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2017, 10:11:44 PM »
Throwing in Akel. She is probably the one out of her depths. Ha ha ha
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Re: {2/3} Hunt for the Howling Storm {Pirate Day Event!}
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2017, 01:25:45 AM »
Yo, a pirate quest sounds fun.  Let's see if Vahn will make the cut.
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Re: {2/3} Hunt for the Howling Storm {Pirate Day Event!}
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2017, 03:03:30 AM »
I'll throw in Serin, a swashbuckling adventure would be good for him.
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Re: {2/3} Hunt for the Howling Storm {Pirate Day Event!}
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2017, 08:05:53 AM »
Well, crap. Now we're over capacity.  :-\

I thought this might happen, given how threads tend to fill up around here. To that end, here's what I'm thinking. Since Edgey got to the last slot first I'm gonna give it to Akeldama and get the thread started. For Vahn and Serin, however, I'm willing to run a secondary pirate-themed mission on the side. How does that sound?

Also: Ordelis hit me up for special permission to be part of Howling Storm despite some scheduling difficulties, so he's going to be popping in and out with his character as circumstances allow. Expect a stowaway. :P

I'll post again when the thread is up -- should be shortly. Get ready for a swashbuckling tale!
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STUDENTS

Beacon Student: Rory Vogel, "The Scarlet Shield" ~ 1st Year, Team VCVS

Shade Student: Sean Acacia, "Grenadier" ~ 1st Year



OTHERS

Beacon Teacher / Experimental Botanist: Dr. Budonoki Sophos, Medical & Wilderness Specialist

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

Mercenary / Infiltrator: Maria Sanguine AKA "Bloody Mary" ~ Underworld operative, "The Lady of a Thousand Faces"

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Re: {CLOSED} Hunt for the Howling Storm {Pirate Day Event!}
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2017, 09:00:00 AM »
Thread's up, mateys! CLICK HERE
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STUDENTS

Beacon Student: Rory Vogel, "The Scarlet Shield" ~ 1st Year, Team VCVS

Shade Student: Sean Acacia, "Grenadier" ~ 1st Year



OTHERS

Beacon Teacher / Experimental Botanist: Dr. Budonoki Sophos, Medical & Wilderness Specialist

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

Mercenary / Infiltrator: Maria Sanguine AKA "Bloody Mary" ~ Underworld operative, "The Lady of a Thousand Faces"