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    Sencardia: "The Sky-World" - Airships sailing across beautiful sun-soaked skies, floating lands hovering high above large white clouds that expand across the atmosphere, and gorgeous birds flying throughout the heavens are all things once could use to describe Sencardia. It is a delightful scene with flowers and trees abundant scattered across the landscape for the most part. Many parts of the world can be considered fertile and are capable of growing a diversity of crops and other plants.

    Sencardia has a level of technology akin to the early Renaissance era. The cultures and arts of the various countries are also more sophisticated than your average middle-ages setting. Sculptures and intricate paintings are a staple of the arts here with a large focus on literature. A high portion of the population is capable of reading and writing complex thoughts and stories. The sciences are picking up momentum in popularity and progress while medicine is more effective at combating diseases and injuries than ever before.

    This isn't to say that there aren't dire issues at hand, however. Wars are growing more common due to a combination of political, religious, and economic issues. The prominent ideologies of the 3 main religions conflict with one another regularly. And most worryingly, the "plague" has resurfaced in a handful of areas once more.

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    The large and prosperous capital city in the nation of Ientania. The many looming structures here are mainly constructed from green and gray slate materials. It is ruled over by a Prince at the moment after the recent death of the Queen. Fights often break out between the older nobility and the nouveau rich due to recent cultural changes which strain the guards' abilities to maintain order.





    Venreth: "The World Below" - The ruins of a previously grand empire that influence the many cultures of Sencardia rest here. Three known continents with a diversity of ecosystems exist down here, all conquered by the empire. Unfortunately for the previous denizens of this world, a plague nearly wiped out all of humanity. A privileged few escaped when an ingenious faction of engineers and sorcerers created the famous air-ship, allowing them to escape to Sencardia. All that remains is the long-ruined classical architecture, a group of brutal humans known as the Yarmaran, and the vast host of undead, sentient and mindless both. Also, a dangerously large roaming demigod patrols the surface world, attacking anyone it feels is a threat. This is Venreth.

    For those skilled and cunning enough there is much treasure to be had. Artifacts, coins, gems, maps, weapons, armor, clothing, art, you name it. It's high risk, high reward.

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    The largest active port in Venreth. It is located on the Western coast and is where most ships dock when visiting this world. Plague Hunters are in charge of protecting it from external threats, infected travelers and undead alike. While it's not as nice as most of the ports in Sencardia, it is the best one a sailor will find down on the surface world.

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    This was one of the most famous religious centers of the old empire. Now ruined and overrun with the undead, this place has become one of the more dangerous places in the ruins of the old world. Many scholars hire escorts to aid them in recovering lost tomes and artifacts of the old world for study and preservation. Most of them don't survive.





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    "So no singing Kumbaya? But that's the best part."

    The flying cat outside the tavern follows Deveric through to whichever thread Deveric's player wants the air world in.

    P.S. Skies of Arcadia.
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    Deveric and Reinholdt will emerge from the doorway in a deserted alleyway. Nobody can be seen quite yet as the main street is a few roads over. A swallow flies over head, cawing. For an alley, this place is pretty clean. Not the usual rats and garbage strewn about.

    "The marketplace isn't too far from here, it should take us a few minutes to get there. I know a man who can supply the mask."
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    That's because Skies of Arcadia is awesome.

    Reinholdt lands and turns blue again. Totally normal cat. Yup.

    "Alright. Nice place you got here for an undead plague infested world." Reinholdt comments, looking around. What an immaculately kept alleyway. Relatively anyways.
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    That's because Skies of Arcadia is awesome.

    Reinholdt lands and turns blue again. Totally normal cat. Yup.

    "Alright. Nice place you got here for an undead plague infested world." Reinholdt comments, looking around. What an immaculately kept alleyway. Relatively anyways.
    "Well actually there aren't any undead up here. Venreth is where they make their home. Though there have been rumors of the plague springing up once more far away from here. It's a good thing we have the plague hunters to handle such business."

    Deveric will lead the pair through a throng of shoppers, artists, merchants, guards, and travelers. The bazaar is apparently very busy today, but then again, when wasn't it? A street feud between two noble families takes place across the plaza. A doctor on the side of the street persuades nearby people to buy medicine to prepare for a possible plague outbreak. Deveric makes a straight line towards him.

    "Hello once more, doctor. I'm in need of another plague mask for my little friend here."

    Had the doctor not been wearing a mask, one would probably see a devilish grin on his face. He always loved making a sale.

    "Why, yes friend, of course, of course. Are you off to Venreth once more? You should really stop going there, you know. Not that I won't take your coin though."

    The man turns around and sifts through his cart, searching for the mask.

    "Business has really been booming around here lately, what with all of the rumors of plague. It's amazing how willing people are to throw their money the second panic sets in. Ah! Here it is, sir: one plague mask. That'll be 320 rundo."

    "320? That's double the price of last time."

    "Yeah, well that's supply & demand for you. But, since you've been such a good patron i'll lower it to 250."

    Deveric sighs, and hands over the money "Fine, fine. See you around again, sometime."

    Deveric receives the mask and then gives it to Reinholdt.

    "Now to board an airship bound for the surface world."
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    "Thank you." Reinholdt says, taking the mask and disappearing it into his hammer space for the time being.

    "He didn't seem surprised you were buying a mask for a cat. And is rundo just gold? I can pay you back if you'd like." Even if he couldn't pay in the currency, Reinholdt imagines he has enough shinies to compensate appropriately.
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    "Thank you." Reinholdt says, taking the mask and disappearing it into his hammer space for the time being.

    "He didn't seem surprised you were buying a mask for a cat. And is rundo just gold? I can pay you back if you'd like." Even if he couldn't pay in the currency, Reinholdt imagines he has enough shinies to compensate appropriately.

    "As I've mentioned, the Nexus and this world have, in some way, become linked with one another. The Nexus being a place of bizarre denizens, has caused the people here to accept the occasional peculiarity. All that to say you wouldn't be the first weird thing to happen around here." explains Deveric as he begins moving in the direction of the sky-docks.

    "Rundo are actually coins made from Rhodium. Gold is fairly common in this world and thus is worth less than even silver. Platinum is worth the most, Rundo next, with silver and gold following behind in that order. And you don't need to pay me back, i'm sure we'll find more than enough in the ruins."

    Some of the shoppers glance at Reinholdt and Deveric as they push their way through the crowds. It would still be a little odd to see a walking/talking cat even if they had gotten used to it for the most part. It also seems as if some people knew who Deveric might be. Well, not he himself but his type.

    The brawling nobles nearby turn to swordplay as the argument gets heated causing for some guards to come rushing over to put a stop to it. Nobility were often coming to blows in this city. It probably had something to do with the older nobles' attitudes towards the nouveau riche.

    Merchant Airships can be seen soaring to the north, in the direction of the Klandland Republic.

    "This way" states the chronomancer as he takes a northern street away from the plaza.
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    "Good to know, thanks."
    Reinholdt is definitely considering setting up a business here, buying up all the gold for cheap to sell elsewhere for massive profits. Just takes an investment of silver/platinum, and suddenly a circle of riches that piles up until the inflation bubble pops and the market crashes.

    "Airship, huh?" Reinholdt asks, a bit quietly, as he follows. Follow follow.
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    "Good to know, thanks."
    Reinholdt is definitely considering setting up a business here, buying up all the gold for cheap to sell elsewhere for massive profits. Just takes an investment of silver/platinum, and suddenly a circle of riches that piles up until the inflation bubble pops and the market crashes.

    "Airship, huh?" Reinholdt asks, a bit quietly, as he follows. Follow follow.
    Surely the merchants in the nexus wouldn't appreciate a person to inflate the market so much. But then again that world's economy is incomprehensible enough to where nobody would notice anyway. Not a bad plan, assuming in the Nexus gold isn't common at this point with the amount of travelers using it.

    "Precisely. Ships that you would normally see sailing across oceans, that can fly through the clouds. They are powered through brilliant engineering means. And a hint of magic."

    Deveric steps to the side as a wagon escorted by several soldiers heads down the road. The guards shoo away pedestrians that get too close. It was one of the banks' caravans. A little ways down the same road are the docks guarded by another 4 or so soldiers.

    "We'll have to get past them before we can board a ship. Trade is heavily protected in this kingdom; only those authorized by the crown get to enter the port."
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    "Oh, I know generally how they work. Spent a fair amount of time on one. Knew the Captain fairly well you see." Very well in fact.

    "Hmm. How does one usually prove they're authorized by the crown?" Reinholdt asks, going to step a little out of sight.
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    "Oh, I know generally how they work. Spent a fair amount of time on one. Knew the Captain fairly well you see." Very well in fact.
    "Excellent, that'll save me time on explanations then. Is this captain of yours from Sencardia?"

    Deveric begins to walk straight towards the guards determinedly.

    "Hmm. How does one usually prove they're authorized by the crown?" Reinholdt asks, going to step a little out of sight.

    "Documentation. There are papers we could get, but we'd have to go to the magistrate, then undergo a long, tedious process. I don't care much for that."

    He continues to march forward.
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    "No. She's not." Reinholdt replies.

    "I'll just follow your lead then and presume you have a plan." If he doesn't hopefully he'll speak up now so Rein can get one together before the guards decide to get them together in jail. Rein follows Deveric as they approach the guards.
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    "No. She's not." Reinholdt replies.

    "I'll just follow your lead then and presume you have a plan." If he doesn't hopefully he'll speak up now so Rein can get one together before the guards decide to get them together in jail. Rein follows Deveric as they approach the guards.
    "Don't worry, we'll get through them easy enough," assures Deveric.

    "Just stay close."

    The human/feline pair near the guards when one of them steps forward. He was wearing an open-face steel helmet, heavy chainmail and a halberd.

    "Stay where you are!" he commands.

    "Documentation first, then you may go through."

    "I'm afraid I'm without papers. What I'm not missing is rundo for an underpaid foot-soldier, however. Last time I checked 600 rundo would pay for 3 months of a soldiers time."

    Deveric pulls out his satchel of coins.

    "Are... are you bribing me?" the soldier asks accusingly.

    "I don't prefer to look at it in such a way. It's a trade, just like how one would barter with an over-pricing merchant. You allow a couple of innocent travelers to move on with their business and you gain enough money to sustain yourself for several months."

    The guard stares at the chronomancer for a couple of moments. Suddently he barks out a hearty laugh.

    "Absolutely, friend. Do you know how often I get bribed? A lot, I can tell you that. Probably a third of the traders in this place lack documentation."

    Deveric gives a the man an insincere smile and hands him the coinage.

    "I don't doubt it."

    The guard lets them pass. Deveric turns to Reinholdt as they walk on past the sentries.

    "Their kind is very predictable. A man says he'll defend his country and uphold it's laws... and then turn around and destory his oath for a bit of money."
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    "Don't hate them too much. For all the talk about honor and loyalty being a virtue, the reward for it is almost always poverty and loneliness. Those that rise up to be examples tend to be an outlying exception to the lifestyle that the upper class chooses."

    Reinholdt admittedly has never been good at upholding laws though.

    He follows Deveric onto the docks. "So which ship are we boarding?"
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    "Don't hate them too much. For all the talk about honor and loyalty being a virtue, the reward for it is almost always poverty and loneliness. Those that rise up to be examples tend to be an outlying exception to the lifestyle that the upper class chooses."

    Reinholdt admittedly has never been good at upholding laws though.
    "Hate? There's a very small amount of people that I hate, and they've earned my despise. No, you misunderstand me."

    Deveric begins to move in the direction of one ship in particular. It stood out with its sails and size. From the mast flows a large banner with a hydrangea flower sewn onto it. Sailors and men hauling cargo move back and forth from the docks and the ship.

    "Just because something is understandable doesn't mean it's justified," he continues.

    "Sympathy doesn't necessarily beget exoneration. If money is what they're after, they shouldn't become soldiers; they know what they're getting into beforehand."

    As Reinholdt approaches the ship he should be able to notice the large amount of cannons on it. A dozen of armed sailors stand on the deck, keeping an eye out for any possible threats. The lookout spots both Deveric and Reinholdt and waves over the captain.

    "Not to say that I particularly care though, it doesn't affect me whatsoever. If that's how people act then that's up to them and only them. Still, it's that contradicting nature of humanity that provokes a mind to wonder."


    He follows Deveric onto the docks. "So which ship are we boarding?"
    Reinholdt's question will answer itself once he sees the captain walking in their direction waving and smiling at Deveric.
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    "Hmm... I think there is one major flaw in the argument. And that's that they know what they're getting themselves into. I've found that ninety-nine percent of the time, unless you've actually done it before, anything you do you don't know what you're getting yourself into. That's just the nature of experience vs. the imagination and more often than not, anyone who claims they know what they're getting into hasn't a clue." Reinholdt replies. "Not quite so contradictory."

    Oh hey. They seem to be on friendly terms with the Captain. That's always a good thing. "Anything I should know about him/her and their ship?"
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    "Hmm... I think there is one major flaw in the argument. And that's that they know what they're getting themselves into. I've found that ninety-nine percent of the time, unless you've actually done it before, anything you do you don't know what you're getting yourself into. That's just the nature of experience vs. the imagination and more often than not, anyone who claims they know what they're getting into hasn't a clue." Reinholdt replies. "Not quite so contradictory."

    Oh hey. They seem to be on friendly terms with the Captain. That's always a good thing. "Anything I should know about him/her and their ship?"
    "The line of work for soldiers hasn't ever changed. I'd find it difficult to believe that somebody could be that ignorant. Perhaps though there is some merit in what you say," Deveric says, now directing his attention at the captain.

    "Deveric, mate! It's been a while since we last talked! How have you been?"

    Apparently the chronomancer knew quite a bit of people around the city. Then again, networking never hurts: getting things is about who you know.

    "Leandre, it's nice to see you again. I'm doing just fine, and by the looks of it so are you," Deveric adds by gesturing at the large ship.

    The two shake hands, grinning at each other. The captain turns towards the boat.

    "Indeed, friend, indeed. She's a spectacular vessel. Sturdy, quick, and quite maneuverable for something that big."

    Leandre turns back to face his friend, face flushed with pride.

    "The last time I sailed with you, we were practically on a brig. Now you have, from what it seems, is a 4th rate of the line? Where did you find the funds to purchase her?"

    The captain grins once more.

    "I came across a large find a few months back and used it to build the Hydrangea. It cost a third of the stash, but it was well worth it."

    Noticing Deveric's companion for the first time, Leandre looks surprised. A cat standing on two legs, not four?

    "Well, hello there! And who are you? Were you not going to introduce me to your companion, Deveric?"
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    Actually, unless Reinholdt is carrying something in both of his front two paws, he's almost never on two legs, and generally walks like a normal cat.

    "Reinholdt, Treasure Hunter Extraordinaire." Reinholdt gives his flourish. Yay flourish. "A pleasure to meet you sir. It's a fine vessel."
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    Actually, unless Reinholdt is carrying something in both of his front two paws, he's almost never on two legs, and generally walks like a normal cat.

    "Reinholdt, Treasure Hunter Extraordinaire." Reinholdt gives his flourish. Yay flourish. "A pleasure to meet you sir. It's a fine vessel."
    Uh oh. Well in that case the captain is still intrigued as to why Deveric is travelling with a cat .

    "A treasure hunter, eh? I think you will enjoy our expeditions. There will be plenty of treasure where you are going."

    The captain will return Reinholdt's flourish, finding it amusing for a cat to do so. He motions for the two to follow him back to his ship.

    "Much appreciated Reinholdt. It wasn't easy getting one as fine as this. A lot of persuading and coin was involved in order to pull this off. You see, normally there is a limit to the size of a merchant ship as regulated by the crown. But when you have friends in high places, well..."

    "You always did have a way with sweet-talking the nobles, Leandre," teases Deveric.

    The captain chuckles.

    "Says the man who's friends with the royal family."

    "It was out of necessity, mainly."

    "Isn't that always the case?"

    Leandre tells two of his sailors to raise the ramp when the last of the cargo is loaded. He leads the small group onto to the stern of the ship.

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    "Well I should there be plenty of treasure, or I'm taking the wrong boat."

    It's why he's here after all!

    "Oh? Friends with royalty now?" Reinholdt asks with gentle bemusement. "Not breaking any princesses' hearts I hope?" Reinholdt asks as he steps up onto the stern.

    "Does the name mean anything?" Could with hydra as the base. Or it could just sound cool.
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    "Well I should there be plenty of treasure, or I'm taking the wrong boat."

    It's why he's here after all!

    "Oh? Friends with royalty now?" Reinholdt asks with gentle bemusement. "Not breaking any princesses' hearts I hope?" Reinholdt asks as he steps up onto the stern.
    "No, nothing like that. Although the princesses are quite nice to look at it. It just so happened that I needed their help for one of my tasks a while back, and in return I took care of some conspirators for them. We've become... acquaintances since then."

    "Does the name mean anything?" Could with hydra as the base. Or it could just sound cool.
    "Why as a matter of fact, it does! The hydrangea, which comes from the far east, represents grace, beauty and gratefulness. I partly chose the name because I was beholden to the gentlemen who helped me construct it, and partly because of its elegance. Interestingly enough, the place where I found the large pile of treasure was also surrounded by the flower. It seemed like it was meant to be."

    By this time everything had been loaded on the ship, and all other preparations completed. With all of the sailors on board, it was time to finally set sail.

    "Well, it seems it's time for us to depart. With the wind in the proper direction and a full mast we should be there in a week tops. You lads are welcome to stay in the guest rooms below deck. Don't worry! There's enough space for you each to have separate rooms. Now if you''ll excuse me, I need to spur on these degenerate sailors into swiftness."

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    ((I wouldn't worry about the pacing. If you want slow, go read the Curator plot Rein's in and pay close attention to posting dates. (*cough* 1 year and 4 months and counting. *cough*) I obviously don't expect this to be that, but that'll always be my baseline for slow. And I enjoy the exposition, particularly when exploring a new world/area like this one. It builds it up into a character of its own and makes it far more interesting. Sorry Rein can't keep up, but he's been over-exposed his whole life as it is.))

    "Oh. Duh, the flower. Should have recognized it." Admittedly, he's only heard of it and couldn't mentally conjure up an image as to what it actually looks like.

    "Hmm... remind me to meet these princesses before I leave this world then." Reinholdt tells Deveric with a sly grin before heading off to his quarters. Having nothing else to discuss which I can think of, they can time skip now.
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    ((I wouldn't worry about the pacing. If you want slow, go read the Curator plot Rein's in and pay close attention to posting dates. (*cough* 1 year and 4 months and counting. *cough*) I obviously don't expect this to be that, but that'll always be my baseline for slow. And I enjoy the exposition, particularly when exploring a new world/area like this one. It builds it up into a character of its own and makes it far more interesting. Sorry Rein can't keep up, but he's been over-exposed his whole life as it is.))

    "Oh. Duh, the flower. Should have recognized it." Admittedly, he's only heard of it and couldn't mentally conjure up an image as to what it actually looks like.

    "Hmm... remind me to meet these princesses before I leave this world then." Reinholdt tells Deveric with a sly grin before heading off to his quarters. Having nothing else to discuss which I can think of, they can time skip now.
    ((Bah sorry about that absence. Fortunately, I'll be able to keep up now. It's also good to know that I'm not the only one that has posting issues occasionally. ))

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    After 3 days of trouble-free sailing, the Hydrangea's passengers had lost luck's support. The clouds began to darken, obvious signs of the infamous torrential downpours that happened from time to time on this side of the world. Thunder began to growl and the winds began to triple in speed, (of course aimed in the opposite direction of the ship's destination).

    "Reel in the masts, you damned sluggards! Tie down all supplies aboard the deck and fasten the cannons! What are you waiting for? GO!"

    Leandre begins to pace from the bow to the stern, yelling commands along the way. He turns to look in the distance when he stops what he's doing. Pulling out a spyglass, the captain zooms his view in on the horizon.'

    "Well that's certainly no good", mutters an anxious Leandre.

    "How unfortunate for us that it has to be right now."

    Being waken up from the sounds of thunder and rain, Deveric climbs onto the deck searching for the cause of the commotion.

    "Nasty bit of weather, this."

    The captain turns to his friend with worry on his face. He hands Deveric the spyglass and points towards the east.

    "Regrettably, I believe that weather isn't our prominent enemy right now."

    Several brigs can be seen heading towards the Hydrangea a few miles away.
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    Reinholdt, for his part... well he's managed to find some of those supplies to hide under, shaking a bit. Normally he doesn't care about a thunderstorm, but it's so much louder and wetter when you're in the air. Loud and wet are two things he never cared for.

    Not to say he's not paying attention. But he's more just watching the Captain and friends from under that over there. Still, pointing and nervous looks is worth noting.
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    He'll just wait a bit longer to see if it turns into something more.
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    Reinholdt, for his part... well he's managed to find some of those supplies to hide under, shaking a bit. Normally he doesn't care about a thunderstorm, but it's so much louder and wetter when you're in the air. Loud and wet are two things he never cared for.

    Not to say he's not paying attention. But he's more just watching the Captain and friends from under that over there. Still, pointing and nervous looks is worth noting.
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    He'll just wait a bit longer to see if it turns into something more.
    "Pirates? I don't see the problem. We have much more fire power than they do and a sturdier vessel as well."

    Leandre turns to an approaching sailor who runs over to him. The 'sailor' looks hardly old enough to be given any sort of serious job. Obviously a teenager, the kid looks more spooked than anyone else on board. Coming from the crow's nest, he was clearly assigned to the position of lookout.

    "A frigate approaches from the west, sir! She appears to be accompanied by two further schooners!"

    Leandre digests this information while the boy stands there nervously. After a few thoughtful moments the captain returns to his crewman.

    "Thank you, Reilly, return to your post for further scouting."

    Giving an awkward salute, the kid returns to his assignment. Suddenly lightning strikes next to the ship, just nearly missing it. Leandre gives a troubled look at Deveric.

    "...that's the problem."

    The crew is scrambling about in an effort to prepare for the inevitable battle. Rain begins to increase in intensity, thoroughly drenching any who are foolish enough to stay above deck. Winds continue their wretched howling, causing a piercing sensation in the ears.

    "I see. We don't have much choice now, we'll have to engage."

    "Indeed. By the way, where's your friend?"

    Deveric begins to scan the deck, looking at every corner. After half a minute of fruitless searching he smiles.

    "It's raining, and he's a cat. Take a guess."
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    To be fair it's also howling and lightning just missed by barely. Silly hoomans should be hiding under something too.

    Still, it looks like it's going to be one of those horrible days where hiding under boxes just won't be enough. Ah well, Rein was never one to shy from action.

    Stepping out from his hiding place, Reinholdt will look around about before shifting forms from a small blue cat to a tall human with pink, pupil-less eyes, supernaturally apocalypse-worthy handsome (it makes sense if you know the story behind it, I swear!). Unlike the cat, Rein's human form is decked out in adventuring gear, from vests to rings to guns to necklace to even a strange shimmering scarf and an abnormal orb just floating by him. I swear, he's got to spend half an hour putting all that on.

    He'll approach, though with hands readily visible and non-threatening, just in case there's a misunderstanding. "I'm here. What's going on?" He asks, finally in position to see the other ships with a frown. Hmm.
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    To be fair it's also howling and lightning just missed by barely. Silly hoomans should be hiding under something too.

    Still, it looks like it's going to be one of those horrible days where hiding under boxes just won't be enough. Ah well, Rein was never one to shy from action.

    Stepping out from his hiding place, Reinholdt will look around about before shifting forms from a small blue cat to a tall human with pink, pupil-less eyes, supernaturally apocalypse-worthy handsome (it makes sense if you know the story behind it, I swear!). Unlike the cat, Rein's human form is decked out in adventuring gear, from vests to rings to guns to necklace to even a strange shimmering scarf and an abnormal orb just floating by him. I swear, he's got to spend half an hour putting all that on.

    He'll approach, though with hands readily visible and non-threatening, just in case there's a misunderstanding. "I'm here. What's going on?" He asks, finally in position to see the other ships with a frown. Hmm.
    Despite this new person's gesture of non-hostility the captain is still caught unexpectedly and draws his falchion. He steps within stabbing distance of Reinholdt's alternate form.

    He demands in a forceful fashion: "And just who are you, pink eye?"

    Deveric puts a hand on his shoulder in an attempt to diffuse tension.

    "Hold it Leandre, I think this might be him. Though why he looks like that, i'm not sure."

    How Deveric knows this is unsure, it's some sort of intuition. Suddenly a careless crewmen who was standing too close to the ship's edge is swept off his feet and thrown overboard, screaming as he went. One of his friends tried to grab a hold of his hands but was a second too late.

    "Bax, no!"

    Meanwhile the ships drew ever closer.
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    "Well I did s-" Reinholdt's interrupted by man overboard though.

    "Excuse me."

    Reinholdt turns to run towards the edge of the ship and jump off to dive after Bax, hoping to catch up with him and snatch him in mid-air as they both fall to their doom. Granted, if the winds are as bad as that, he might get buffeted off course before he can even make such a leap.
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    "Well I did s-" Reinholdt's interrupted by man overboard though.

    "Excuse me."

    Reinholdt turns to run towards the edge of the ship and jump off to dive after Bax, hoping to catch up with him and snatch him in mid-air as they both fall to their doom. Granted, if the winds are as bad as that, he might get buffeted off course before he can even make such a leap.
    Reinholdt successfully makes a leap of faith, and begins to catch up to the poor sod. However, as predicted, the wind's brute force begins to push the two away from each other before they can get into reach. Hopefully Reinholdt has a plan or he'll be falling for quite a while to his untimely death.

    "...Yeah, i'm certain that's him now."

    "Did... did he just recklessly jump off after Bax? What in the hells does he think he can do?"

    "Shapeshift into some of bird I'd hope. We've seen him transform into a human, I don't think that's unreasonable."

    Some of the sailors who also saw what transpired began to confusedly shout at each other.

    "Back to work! If you don't do your duties then we'll end up the same as them - dead!"
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    Plans are for the weak and clear-headed!

    Reinholdt has to mentally run through his list of magic items before deciding to try just one last thing for catching Bax. Putting on a ring and pointing, he shouts "Catch!" fires from it a length of rope, 60 feet long. If Bax is out of range or can't grab the rope before it whips the wrong direction, then he's lost and Rein can't risk further action.

    Caught or not, Reinholdt then turns entirely pink and starts flying back towards the ship. In all forms, he's uh, 1/11th will-o-wisp thanks to a nearly unfortunate incident in the Weald hunting Cupid's Arrow and flight is primarily the thing it gives him. Still, it'll be difficult in these winds, doubly so if he's trying to hold on to a passenger at the end of a rope. At least it's controlled by thought rather than the flapping of wings, or he wouldn't stand a chance.
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    Plans are for the weak and clear-headed!

    Reinholdt has to mentally run through his list of magic items before deciding to try just one last thing for catching Bax. Putting on a ring and pointing, he shouts "Catch!" fires from it a length of rope, 60 feet long. If Bax is out of range or can't grab the rope before it whips the wrong direction, then he's lost and Rein can't risk further action.

    Caught or not, Reinholdt then turns entirely pink and starts flying back towards the ship. In all forms, he's uh, 1/11th will-o-wisp thanks to a nearly unfortunate incident in the Weald hunting Cupid's Arrow and flight is primarily the thing it gives him. Still, it'll be difficult in these winds, doubly so if he's trying to hold on to a passenger at the end of a rope. At least it's controlled by thought rather than the flapping of wings, or he wouldn't stand a chance.
    Bax is far away but not quite out of reach! 60 feet of rope is 40 feet enough and the clumsy, flailing fool manages to get a hold of it after grasping at it for what seems like an eternity. Unfortunately, Reinholdt will need to reach the ship soon if there's any hope of the man living as he has a rather weak grip due to the winds. If the situation wasn't so dire it would most likely be hilarious as Bax is whipping around like an incompetent drunk.

    A faint "Thank you!" is most likely drowned out from the wind and rain. Meanwhile back on board where the sane people are...

    "I suppose I should help as well" sighs a weary Deveric.

    "You're not going to...?"

    "It seems necessary at the moment."

    "I don''t like your type of magic, friend. Isn't there something else we can do?"

    "Tis shall be only a moment, trust me. We can handle them together once Reinholdt is aboard safely."

    Ignoring any further protestations, Deveric slows down time to practically a stand still. The rain, wind, and crew now appear to be frozen in place, yet Reinholdt and Bax continue to move at normal speed. Oddly, far enough away the elements continue to act unhindered, as if time had been controlled within a bubble.
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