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Re: “Does the King want this to Succeed?!”
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2021, 10:07:09 PM »
At the end of the second day the captain warns you that you may want to stuff your ears or just wait to head to your bunks. The crew will be doing a night firing drill, loading firing, reloading and firing again all of the ballista. It will be uncomfortably loud for about 15 minutes.

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« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2021, 10:45:52 PM »
Sounds like something worth watching.

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Re: “Does the King want this to Succeed?!”
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2021, 08:32:39 AM »
At the end of the second day the captain warns you that you may want to stuff your ears or just wait to head to your bunks. The crew will be doing a night firing drill, loading firing, reloading and firing again all of the ballista. It will be uncomfortably loud for about 15 minutes.

Ruby does as recommended.
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« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2021, 12:57:52 PM »
The crew performs the drill, shooting at buoys dropped by the frigates on each side. The captain and Gullen are not completely satisfied and make a third of the crews fire another round. The noise is terrific, dozens of nearly simultaneous shrieks that makes you wonder if they named the cruisers after the sound, as it reminds you of some great bird of prey’s cry.

When you take the deck in the morning there is an obvious change in the crew’s bearing and demeanor. There is less laughter and responses to commands are sharp. Most stations have a sword or spear and bows and crossbows are racked along the gun whales. Gullen and Ruben both have three pistols and Ruben has an enormous double barrel blunderbuss stored at the stern. The captain gives the order to run up the colors and a massive flag with the arms of the 2nd fleet is unfurled from the top mast and the stern castle. You cannot see any of the frigates.

The captain says: “Lord Metakae departed before first light to speak with the captains of the two ships that joined the consort. He will return after midday. We have set a course for Shorioto, an island he needs to visit. We should reach there by dark.”

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Re: “Does the King want this to Succeed?!”
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2021, 01:31:52 PM »
The captain says: “Lord Metakae departed before first light to speak with the captains of the two ships that joined the consort. He will return after midday. We have set a course for Shorioto, an island he needs to visit. We should reach there by dark.”

Is there any indication that we are expected to join him for this visit, or will we be staying on the ship?
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Re: “Does the King want this to Succeed?!”
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2021, 03:17:12 PM »
Is there any indication that we are expected to join him for this visit, or will we be staying on the ship?

The captain replies: “I think he intends to take a party ashore.”

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« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2021, 07:02:03 AM »
Dylan watches the night artillery exercises with his sensitive ears plugged.  Remembering a book he read some time back at the college about naval combat, and how cannon where supposedly the more loud placements.  He pondering how all the light on deck for the humans to see would make a target for other ships to shoot at.  Seems a little silly. The Kingdom should find a crew of more sight enhanced races if it really wants to fight at night.  He decides to mention it to the captain.

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« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2021, 04:33:37 PM »
Dylan watches the night artillery exercises with his sensitive ears plugged.  Remembering a book he read some time back at the college about naval combat, and how cannon where supposedly the more loud placements.  He pondering how all the light on deck for the humans to see would make a target for other ships to shoot at.  Seems a little silly. The Kingdom should find a crew of more sight enhanced races if it really wants to fight at night.  He decides to mention it to the captain.

The captain refers you to Gullen if you want to learn about naval artillery fire.

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Re: “Does the King want this to Succeed?!”
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2021, 05:52:18 PM »
Uther attempts to make nice with the ship’s mage. Just because we are students of opposing elements doesn’t mean there needs to be animosity between us. I’ll try to engage Sekul in conversation to learn her backstory when she appears to not be busy.
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« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2021, 06:05:10 PM »
You are part of what is now an 18 person contingent accompanying Nisoru Metakae on a diplomatic mission to Layraedia and Kathow-Tio-Horari.

Who are the others assigned to our group?

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Re: “Does the King want this to Succeed?!”
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2021, 10:34:48 PM »
Uther attempts to make nice with the ship’s mage. Just because we are students of opposing elements doesn’t mean there needs to be animosity between us. I’ll try to engage Sekul in conversation to learn her backstory when she appears to not be busy.

She clearly feels an obligation to speak with you as you are a royal but you immediately get the impression that she has a certain awkwardness that has nothing to do with you.

She tells you that she was born on the Plane of Water but that her mother is Icefian. She bears you no I’ll will but Girru is not noted for his tolerance.

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Re: “Does the King want this to Succeed?!”
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2021, 10:35:59 PM »
Who are the others assigned to our group?

I will be introducing them as we go on.