ChatRP Logs: Pirates & Mermaids

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  1. <div class="post" style="font-family: Courrier New,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> [Rozeli ] <span class="time">-05:01 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: Courrier New,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> [Glass enters.] <span class="time">-05:05 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: Courrier New,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> [Rae enters.] <span class="time">-05:07 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: Verdana,verdana,serif; color: #CCFFFF; background-color: #0;"><span class="username"> </span> <p class=ngm>blackened clouds cleared and the once raging sea quelled. Those upon the Bloodred Maiden were lucky enough to hold onto their lives. On the horizon, right where the vicious storm had broken, sat a mountainous, tropical island. Could it be the rumored Aurora they had seeked out for months? <span class="time">-Rozeli</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #CC0033; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Rozeli: </span> Roze rested a boot on the ship's railing, drenched and exhausted from doing her part in keeping the Maiden afloat during the storm. But waters were calmer now, vast and empty, save for the small beacon of lush green that just demanded to be explored by treasure seeking buccaneers like themselves. <span class="time">-05:15 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #CC1100; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Glass: </span> Darkness was slowly starting to take over the sunlight of the previous day. Colors like no human had ever seen painted the sky as night approached. One lone pair of eyes poked above the water just a few hundred yards away from the shore line. His hair was dark red, easily confused as black when wet or from far away. His eyes glowed a dim gold as they skimmed the horizon. It was always the same here, running and hiding...killing. Always his species though, never anything truly interesting. Glass had been banished from the main waters because of his bad habits and now he spends most of his time watching the waves roll in...but never bring him anything fun. Perhaps that will change soon though only time will tell. <span class="time">-05:16 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: Courrier New,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> [Glass enters.] <span class="time">-05:21 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: Courrier New,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> [Danny stumbles up to the deck from below, having finally finished her post at the bilge pump.] <span class="time">-05:23 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFCC11; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Danny: </span> &quot;Fresh air, thank god...&quot; she huffed, welcoming a tiny capuchin that scampered down from the rigging to greet her. &quot;Hey Levi...&quot; <span class="time">-05:25 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #CC0033; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Rozeli: </span> The waters were as dark as always, so Roze thought it her imagination as more movement caught the corner of her vision. Or maybe just a fish. If it was was indeed the fabled Aurora they were nearing, then maybe they could find rare mysticals as well as treasures. She was practically drooling at the thought. <span class="time">-05:28 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #ffffff; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Glass: </span> Noticing a shop on the horizon Glass's eyes widened in surprise. Was it an illusion? The sea tended to play tricks with his mind after so many days alone. Not that he didn't like the solitude, he just disliked being bored. Diving under the water he reopened his eyes, the warm glow from their gold color coming to life in the dark ocean. Using his long sleek tail he pushed himself through the water easily, coming up about ten yards from the ship his eyes were huge. It was true! A ship! He had only heard of the things but this one... Tilting his head he frowned, looking over the mangled thing. Knowing that there had been a storm the other night he thought perhaps it looked so bedraggled from that. It also seemed to be sitting low in the water for a boat, or at least that's what he thought...surely it would not be floating for many more days. Squinting his eyes Glass noticed a few things as they moved about far above, an eyebrow arching slightly as he took in the creature's features. They looked...funny. <span class="time">-05:31 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #8E8E38; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Rae: </span> Huddled in the Crow's Nest, having been unable to get down during the storm because of her duties there, Rae peeked out over the edge to look around now that the storm had cleared. Seeing the island, her jaw dropped and she glanced at the deck. Most of the crew had already seen the island; her job wasn't really necessary at the moment. Still, it wouldn't do to leave her post yet... not until she was told to. <span class="time">-05:32 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> <font size=1>[Rozeli is now known as: Captain Rozeli]</font> <span class="time">-05:34 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFCC11; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Danny: </span> &quot;Will we go ashore tonight or wait until morning, Captain?&quot; Danny asked, petting the monkey in her arms. She never assumed to 'own' the animal, but he belonged to her as one would have a companion. He'd helped during the storm by helping to shuttle marlinspikes and belaying pins to those trying to secure the sails. <span class="time">-05:38 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: Courrier New,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> [Nayrith ] <span class="time">-05:39 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: Courrier New,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> [Lanaya is now typing a proper entrance.] <span class="time">-05:41 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #CC0033; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Captain Rozeli: </span> &quot;Prepare to drop anchor, Danny,&quot; she ordered, collecting composure again the moment she turned around, she continued, speaking louder for the whole crew to hear. &quot;The Maiden is it need of some repairs, we'll scour the island for materials as soon as day breaks. For tonight, we'll stay on the ship.&quot; <span class="time">-05:42 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #8E8E38; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Rae: </span> Rae, hearing the captain's orders, sighed and got comfortable at her post. It was doubtful that anyone would be relieving her soon. There were a lot of things to prepare for morning when they'd move to the shore. She didn't mind though; at least up here she didn't have to do much down there. <span class="time">-05:46 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #5B59BA; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Lanaya: </span> She had been observing the ship from the distance for some time now, but she had eased closer curiously. The sight from below the surface was odd. It was obviously a ship, but why was it here? She swam up until her head peeked above, revealing her hair that was such a deep shade of blue it could be mistaken for black. Her eyes were a shimmering green, and she had swirls of scales along her arms. There were voices on board - that meant survivors! Usually ships were abandoned if they made it here. She tilted her head curiously and got a little closer, attempting to peek up over the edge even though she was far too low for that. <span class="time">-05:46 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFCC11; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Danny: </span> &quot;Aye, Cap!&quot; she answered eagerly, and hurried over to the anchor winch where two other pirates had gathered. Together, they began to push the horizontal wheel, sending the clanking chains down towards the waves. Levi sat atop the handle she was pushing, cheering her on. <span class="time">-05:47 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> <font size=1 face=verdana>[<font color=red>(Timeout) Glass</font> has timed out.]</font> <span class="time">-05:48 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #CC1100; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Glass: </span> Glass glanced towards the horizon as the sun finally dipped below and most of the light now came from the moon and stars far above. The little flecks of white dotted the sky in one giant blanket. It was the perfect chance to investigate. Swimming towards the back of the ship he silently maneuvered over to a damaged portion of the vessel...right as a giant piece of metal nearly dropped on his head. With a high-pitched yelp he ducked back under the waves abruptly, his large tail splashing the surface briefly before he vanished. <span class="time">-05:48 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #CC0033; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Captain Rozeli: </span> Roze's eyes darted over to the back of the ship. She was sure she'd heard something, and she wasn't one to easily let go of hunches. She adjusted her hat, strawberry blonde curls bouncing as she strode across the ship to peer into waters, &quot;hm....&quot; <span class="time">-05:54 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #5B59BA; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Lanaya: </span> A shrieking sound made her turn quickly and stare where something had just splashed. Was one of her fellows here? She dipped below the water and looked around, but whoever it was had apparently gone to the bottom with whatever the ship had thrown into the water. Hmm.. She knew that she should check it out, but she was far too interested in continuing to peek up at the wooden structure. When she turned her eyes upward, she saw somebody looking back at her. She blinked, startled, and just stared at the human in shock before diving back under the water and out of sight. <span class="time">-05:56 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #78AB46; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Nayrith: </span> The sounds of the storm had drawn her attention, and as soon as it had subsided Nayrith swam for the surface. By the time the waves began to ruffle her hair, the sun had set and a few others were already present around the ship. Nayrith approached Lanaya. &quot;Anything interesting?&quot; She wasn't bold enough to go up and check for herself. <span class="time">-05:58 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFCC11; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Danny: </span> Danny's ears were too filled with the sound of the chain dropping to hear the shriek, but when she heard a splash, she thought it was the anchor. Right up to the point that the anchor really did hit the surface of the water. &quot;Huh?&quot; She paused for a moment, almost getting run over by the wheel handle behind her. Snapping out of her confusion, she threw herself back onto her own handle, continuing to push. <span class="time">-05:58 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #CC1100; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Glass: </span> Swimming over to the large piece of metal that had just fallen on his FAVORITE coral. Darn inconsiderate humans? Why anchor something that was sinking?! Drag it out to sea and let it drop to the depths, not ruin his beautiful coral! Puffing out his cheeks underwater he swam over to the anchor and tugged. Didn't budge, of course. Swimming back up to the surface he held onto the cold chain with one hand as his eyes poked above the surface. Rotten humans... <span class="time">-06:02 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: Courrier New,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> [Meris sat on the rocks below the cliff face to get a better look at the approaching ship.] <span class="time">-06:03 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #cc3366; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Captain Rozeli: </span> Roze smiled... she trusted her eyes more than anything and she was sure she'd just seen a very human-like face staring back up at her before disappearing under water. She laughed in the borderline insane way in which she always cackled. &quot;Lovely, just lovely...&quot; she kept quiet about the reasoning behind her joy, for the mean time, she walked over to yell up at the lookout. &quot;Rae! Make sure you watch the waters closely!&quot; she strode away then to check on the cook below deck. Dinner tonight wouldn't be glamorous but it was better than nothing. <span class="time">-06:05 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #5B59BA; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Lanaya: </span> &quot;Yes! There are living ones on board!&quot; she replied excitedly to Nayrith. &quot;Humans, I mean. Just like the ones the old ones always talk about! I saw one!&quot; she went on, pointing to the surface. &quot;Come on, look with me,&quot; she added, taking Nayrith's hand and trying to tug her up toward the surface to peek. <span class="time">-06:06 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #8E8E38; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Rae: </span> Wincing at the order, Rae stood and grabbed her eye glass to look at the waters more closely. There goes the idea of not doing anything but relaxing out of sight. However, an order was an order; she knew better than to ignore the Captain. She frowned as she saw a couple shadowy figures swimming up towards the surface next to the ship. What the heck were they? <span class="time">-06:08 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00ffff; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Meris: </span> Meris narrowed his eyes at the ship. He could see movement on it, which was rare for these ships. He could only remember one other time, far back when he was a youth, that humans had made it to their island. Back then, they had only brought trouble, and he was moodily sure they would do so again. Standing up from his perch, he dove into the water, his legs melding back into a tail before they even hit the water. His gold eyes pierced through the dark waters as he went to meet with the other elders. <span class="time">-06:10 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: Courrier New,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> [Bartholomew is thinking] <span class="time">-06:10 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #78AB46; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Nayrith: </span> &quot;I thought they were meant to be dangerous..&quot; She spoke hesitantly, though she didn't exactly resist the tugging. &quot;The elders said...&quot; The water broke over her head as she followed Lanaya to the surface, the air warmer than she'd expected. Her tail flicked nervously behind her and she twisted her shell necklace in one hand even as she gazed up at the ship. One of the figures appeared to be watching... <span class="time">-06:11 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00C000; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Bartholomew: </span> Down in the kitchens, Bartholomew was busy gathering together what he could for dinner. Whatver vegetables were leftover went into the pot to stew. The meat was set over a small stove roasting before he would add it to the stew as well. Most of the bread was stale but with a little butter it would be fine. He wiped his hands on his dirty, never truly white apron, hearing foot steps approaching. <span class="time">-06:13 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #5B59BA; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Lanaya: </span> She rolled her eyes. &quot;Oh c'mon, Nayrith! The Elders say things just because some bad things happened forever ago. This is different!&quot; she said, looking up at the ship once they made it to the surface. &quot;Isn't it wonderful?&quot; she whispered with a smile. <span class="time">-06:14 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #5B59BA; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Lanaya: </span> [Aw crap I have to go for a few hours.. might not make it back before this if over.. which sucks because it's awesome! Grah.. Bye guys u.u] <span class="time">-06:15 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00ffff; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Meris: </span> Danny sighed in relief when the chain went slack, almost collapsing when she stood up from the winch wheel. After hours at the bilge pump, she was almost done in. Crawling out, she stood up weakly and stumbled to the deck railing for support to catch herself. Staring down at the water, she blinked and shook the sweat out of her eyes. She had to be hallucinating from exhaustion. She could have sworn she saw naked women in the water. <span class="time">-06:17 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #8E8E38; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Rae: </span> Rae blinked and hummed at the sight she was seeing. Were those merfolk? But, they were merely legend... right? Rae had only just turned 19 and been permitted to leave home when the offer to join this crew popped up. Most of the knowledge she has is from the year she'd been on the crew and from stories she'd heard. Her eyes moved to where her captain was; should she say something, or just keep an eye on the creatures? <span class="time">-06:17 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: "Verdana",verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> <font size=1 face=verdana>[<font color=red>(Logout) Lanaya</font> escapes to a secret lair!]</font> <span class="time">-((06:18 Aug 18))</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #cc3366; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Captain Rozeli: </span> Roze's steps could always be heard as she stomped with purpose and just a bit of glee this time. She had a good feeling about this island, they'd surely find some valuables. &quot;Bart!&quot; She turned into the room, speaking through a smile, &quot;how's the grub coming along?&quot; She looked around, inspecting the damage to the kitchen. Things had been thrown around a bit but nothing important seemed broken. <span class="time">-06:19 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00C000; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Bartholomew: </span> Bart turned quickly to face her and gave a poor excuse for a salute. &quot;Its comin' along well, Captain!&quot; He glanced at the roast, estimating when it would be done. &quot;Just give me a few minutes and everything will be cooked.&quot; He clapped his hands together. &quot;It might not be much but it'll fill ya up good enough.&quot; Not for much longer though... &quot;I haven't heard much being below deck, did we finally find a safe harbor?&quot; <span class="time">-06:24 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #78AB46; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Nayrith: </span> Nayrith's eyes met those of the human. Her nerves betrayed her and she squeaked, really rather more audibly than she'd have liked. Her lips formed the words &quot;oh god&quot; as she sank back into the water. She couldn't break her eyes away from the female aboard the ship though, and her eyes remained above the surface. <span class="time">-06:24 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFCC11; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Danny: </span> Danny heard the squeak and jumped back from the railing, falling on her ass. &quot;Yikes!&quot; she yelped, cursing as she hit the hard wooden deck. She lay there for a moment, preferring to stare at the sanity of the stars above, and almost scared to look again to verify what she'd seen. When Levi popped his head into her field of vision, she confessed her fears to him. &quot;I've finally lost it, Levi. I'm seeing damned people in the water now...&quot; <span class="time">-06:29 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #8E8E38; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Rae: </span> Rae tilted her head. Yes, those had to be merfolk. And this one seemed to be female, unless Rae's eyes were making things up. She watched her duck under, and then watched a fellow crew mate fall back in surprise. So Rae wasn't the only one seeing them? <span class="time">-06:31 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #cc3366; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Captain Rozeli: </span> &quot;An island, yes,&quot; She answered Bart, &quot;I have a feeling we'll fine good things there, too. After dinner we'll rest for the night and explore the shore in the morning.&quot; Most of the crew, were tuckered out from efforts during the storm so it was the best choice. She walked back up on deck then, &quot;Rae!&quot; a smile, &quot;anything interesting?&quot; she called up to the lookout. <span class="time">-06:32 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: Courrier New,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> [Glass enters.] <span class="time">-06:34 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> <font size=1 face=verdana>[<font color=red>(Timeout) Glass</font> doesn't post enough.]</font> <span class="time">-06:34 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #8E8E38; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Rae: </span> &quot;Ah! Well... Uh, Captain... There are... sea creatures... and the like,&quot; she stumbled as she answered the captain. She wasn't too sure how to announce there were legendary sea creatures there. <span class="time">-06:34 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00C000; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Bartholomew: </span> Bart returned to his stove. The meat was cooked enough to cut up and add the stew now. A few minutes more there and he would call the others to get their share. So into chucks the roast was cut and thrown into the pot. He looked around and figured he might as well tidy up a bit and busied himself with putting away some of the clutter in his kitchen. <span class="time">-06:36 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #CC1100; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Glass: </span> Glass can't scroll down to read because his internet sucks so he's looking up from the chain, his hands slowly starting to pull him up the long length of frigid steel. He wanted to see who had dropped this darn rope thing in his territory. Carefully forming his tail into feet he shimmied up the length as quietly as he could, trying his best to keep his balance as it swayed and twisted underneath hi---er...totally fell with a loud splash right back into the water. <span class="time">-06:37 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #8E8E38; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Rae: </span> Rae turned her eye glass in the direction of the splash and only saw the ripples from the splash, not who or what caused it. &quot;Captain, there's something near the anchor. Did we lose a man over?&quot; <span class="time">-06:38 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00ffff; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Meris: </span> Meris could spot Glass a mile away, as well as the girls who obviously hadn't. He slapped a warning on the surface of the water and dove down again, hoping they'd heed the warning and return to the safer waters nearer the island. <span class="time">-06:40 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #5B59BA; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Nayrith: </span> Her ears pricked to the sound of slapping on the surface of the water. She blinked twice, realized she wasn't under scrutiny any longer, and dove down below the ship. She waited all of a minute or two before swimming back towards the island, still feeling a little shaken. <span class="time">-06:43 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #cc3366; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Captain Rozeli: </span> It wasn't the only sound, either, a splash near the anchor, another farther out. Rae had most likely seen what she'd seen earlier but Roze wasn't quite ready to announce to the weary crew that mythical creatures were in the water. &quot;Supper should be just about ready, then I want everyone 'cept look-outs resting for the night,&quot; she annouced. <span class="time">-06:45 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFCC11; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Danny: </span> &quot;Ugh, gladly...&quot; Danny muttered as she struggled to crawl back to her feet. If she didn't feel half starved, she would've forgone dinner and headed straight for her hammock. As it was, she just hoped she didn't fall asleep in her meal. &quot;I just hope it's something hot...&quot; <span class="time">-06:48 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #8E8E38; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Rae: </span> She hesitated, not sure if the captain wanted her down or to stay up. The indecision didn't last long as she started climbing down; she was hungry and if she was supposed to go back up, she'd go back up. <span class="time">-06:49 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00C000; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Bartholomew: </span> Wiping his hands on his apron, Bartholomew figured that was enough cleaning for now. There was enough space to walk without tripping now, quite the improvemnet to him. He checked on the stew, looked good enogh and with a spoon, tasted it. He tossed in a good measure of pepper to hide the lack of flavour. With it done now, he left the kitchen and walked into the hall, before shouting up to the deck, &quot;Grubs done! Come 'n' get it while there's any left!&quot; <span class="time">-06:50 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #CC1100; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Glass: </span> Glass ignored the slap on the water, it was obviously not for him. He killed his own species and unless the warner hadn't seen his face. Narrowing his eyes up at the boat from under the water he decided on another route onto the boat...and now something smelled amazing. Moving to the slightly damaged portions he found just enough for a good clawed hand-hold. Time to go up. Sinking his slightly clawed fingers into damage portions of wood he made his way up to the deck. Of course the boy didn't go right over, that would be stupid. No, he glanced over the railing with his light gold eyes narrowed. Where was the food... Not that he wouldn't eat a human but something else smelled smelled better then human right now. <span class="time">-06:52 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #cc3366; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Captain Rozeli: </span> &quot;Go have your share, Rae, then rest for the night, I'll have someone take your shift.&quot; Roze spoke as she girl climbed down. She was one of the younger members so Roze was guilty of going easy on her now and then. She planned to watch the deck and have her share later if rations allowed it. Either way, the crew came first. <span class="time">-06:55 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFCC11; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Danny: </span> Danny practically fell below deck, Levi now clinging to her shoulders. She grabbed a hammered metal dish from the side and handed it to Bart hopefully while she grabbed a spoon with the other hand. &quot;Smells good and hot. It'll be just what we need after today...&quot; she smiled weakly. <span class="time">-06:55 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #8E8E38; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Rae: </span> &quot;Thanks, Captain,&quot; Rae said softly with a smile as she planted both feet on deck. With a nod, she hurried off to the mess hall for dinner. She would be happy to collapse in her bunk tonight. <span class="time">-06:57 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00C000; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Bartholomew: </span> Bart took the dish and ladled out the stew. He handed it back to her. &quot;There ya go. Hot for sure, I don't guarantee the good though,&quot; he laughed. He prepared a bowl for Rae as she came in and noted how much was left. More than enough for the rest of them. <span class="time">-06:59 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00ffff; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Meris: </span> Meris spotted Nayrith as she swam home and frowned at her. &quot;You ought to know better than that, Nayrith, to be out so far at dark. It's not jus the humans we have to watch out for. -He- is out there as well!&quot; he admonished her. They never spoke his name openly, it was forbidden since he'd been exiled from the colony, but everyone knew who -he- was, and how dangerous he was as well. <span class="time">-07:01 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: "Verdana",verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> <font size=1 face=verdana>[<font color=red>(Logout) Glass</font> melts away.]</font> <span class="time">-((07:01 Aug 18))</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: Courrier New,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> [Glass enters.] <span class="time">-07:02 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: Verdana,verdana,serif; color: #CCFFFF; background-color: #0;"><span class="username"> </span> <p class=ngm>It fell into the darkest part of night, Captain Rozeli later had her small share of food but spent most of the night on lookout so her crew could rest. The sounds seemed to quiet down and she supposed that maybe even mythical creatures needed to sleep. She found the smallest bit of rest before daybreak, next morning. <span class="time">-Captain Rozeli</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFCC11; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Danny: </span> &quot;Anything'll taste better than sea water and bilge at this point...&quot; she retorted, muttering a thanks as she collapsed onto a bench and bent tiredly over her meal. She stayed hunched over it so she didn't have to lift the spoon up so far, but she did remember to thoughtfully leave some vegetables and broth for Levi. She shared all her meals with her small friend, and knew he had to be just as hungry as she was. <span class="time">-07:04 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: Courrier New,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> [Glass enters.] <span class="time">-07:10 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #CC1100; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Glass: </span> The young merman slowly slid over the railing and plastered himself against a wall, trying to keep out of sight. He'd never been aboard a ship before and the rocking was a bit disorientating to say the least. But that smell of food...so good... Dropping to his knees in confusion the guy's stomach wretched, then he lost whatever he'd eaten previously that day. Basically whatever remained of a tuna fish and sea water. Yum? <span class="time">-07:12 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #cc3366; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Captain Rozeli: </span> Roze could better inspect the ship's damage by morning. Nothing too terrible but repairs would certainly have to be made before they could go back out to sea. She made sure everyone had a little breakfast before shouting orders. &quot;Lower the boats, we're heading onto the island, prepare yourselves.&quot; <span class="time">-07:14 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #8E8E38; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Rae: </span> Rae walked onto deck just in time to hear the captain and looked at the others going straight to work. After a moment, she nodded resolutely and walked over to one of the boats to assist in some way. <span class="time">-07:16 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #5B59BA; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Nayrith: </span> She stretched out her legs, wiggling her toes. Smooth scales faded gradually down her thighs, leading off into pale skin just above her knees. She still found herself poking and prodding around the area the two blended together whenever she was out of the water - a common occurance as she spent her nights on land. The next few minutes saw her wandering her way back down to the shoreline, wondering what became of the ship from the night before. <span class="time">-07:21 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFCC11; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Danny: </span> Danny was already at the pulleys, helping lift the boat off the deck, over the railing, and into the water. She still felt a bit shaky from the previous night and was peeking over the side nervously, but she didn't dare breathe a word of what she'd thought she'd seen to her shipmates. She'd be locked in the hold for lunacy for sure, accused of drinking the bilge water. <span class="time">-07:21 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00ffff; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Meris: </span> Meris stood on the shore, warily watching the ship. They were coming ashore, alright. He couldn't say he was much pleased with the elders' decision the previous evening, but he abided by their word. He'd always been the worrier, the pessimist of the group, and now, he just hoped he was wrong about these humans. He would be glad to be proven wrong. He wouldn't oppose them, they would help them get back on their way, and hope that that's all they were there for. <span class="time">-07:25 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00C000; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Bartholomew: </span> Bartholomew joined them on deck. He had switch his apron for his sword belt, ready for whatever he might find on the island, friendly or other wise. Over his shoulder he slung a fishing pole, just in case there wasn't much else on the island. <span class="time">-07:26 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> <font size=1 face=verdana>[<font color=red>Glass</font> ]</font> <span class="time">-07:28 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #cc3366; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Captain Rozeli: </span> Roze waited under until all the boats were lowered before climbing down the rope, having already prepared her sword and other items she carried in a small pouch at her hip. Another quick head count and she gave word for each boat to move to the shore. <span class="time">-07:34 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #8E8E38; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Rae: </span> Rae could row. She wasn't the strongest on the ship, which is why she was usually up high, but she could do some things. And rowing was one of them. So when they were given word to move, she wasted no time in grabbing an oar and going to town. <span class="time">-07:36 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00C000; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Bartholomew: </span> Bart set the fishing pole in the bottom of the boat and began to row them to shore. He started to whistle as he went, then took notice of how quickly Rae was going. His took it as a challenge and raced ahead. <span class="time">-07:38 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: Courrier New,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> [Caspian watched from a small cave entrance, just one of the many caves that lead to the series running under and through the whole island] <span class="time">-07:39 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFCC11; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Danny: </span> Danny finally took a moment to relax against the side, but still kept a wary eye on the water, and on the shore. As they drew close, she could see people standing on the shore. &quot;Captain, I think the island's inhabited! I hope they're not cannibals or anything...&quot; she commented. They looked, off, though. From this far away she couldn't quite tell what was different, but she had a feeling they weren't normal folk. <span class="time">-07:40 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #cc3366; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Captain Rozeli: </span> Rozeli smiled, standing near the front of one of the boats. &quot;Hm, tell me, do any of you happen to believe in Merfolk?&quot; She asked, watching as a couple other boats seemed to race. <span class="time">-07:44 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> <font size=1 face=verdana>[<font color=red>(Timeout) Glass</font> was sacrificed to the roleplay gods by a tribe of wild newbies.]</font> <span class="time">-07:45 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #8E8E38; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Rae: </span> Rae slowed her rowing and looked at Roze before biting her lower lip in thought. &quot;I've read of them,&quot; she said. &quot;But I've always thought them to be just legends.&quot; <span class="time">-07:46 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFCC11; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Danny: </span> Danny sat up straight in her seat. &quot;They drag sailors to their death!&quot; she blurted out. &quot;But, they can't be mermaids, we'd have heard them singing, wouldn't we?&quot; She felt sick. So she hadn't been going crazy the previous night. Sensing her fear, Levi wound his tail around her arm and hugged her neck securely, trying to calm her. <span class="time">-07:49 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #108070; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Caspian: </span> So the rumors were true... the elders and other higher-ups seemed to be keeping the news from many but Caspien had overheard their talk. Humans, as they were called, nearing the island in odd floating... things. <span class="time">-07:49 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00C000; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Bartholomew: </span> Bart would've shrugged if he wasn't rowing. &quot;I've heard nasty enough tales of them luring sailors into the sea.&quot; He was a little superstitions. &quot;They can't possibly exist though.&quot; He said it mostly to himself though, just stories, they couldn't be real, right? <span class="time">-07:50 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #5B59BA; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Nayrith: </span> She hovered a way behind Meris, not sure if she was technically meant to be there that morning and not particularly wanting to make him angry by doing anything wrong. Her eyes flitted across the humans in their little rowboats. As she stared at them, she wondered if they were afraid of the water.They seemed instantly less threatening when she pursued that trail of thought. <span class="time">-07:53 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #cc3366; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Captain Rozeli: </span> &quot;Not everything in legends are true, but most legends stem from reality,&quot; she said, watching a figure on the beach. <span class="time">-07:53 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00ffff; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Meris: </span> &quot;They already know we're here, might as well welcome them,&quot; Meris said to Nayrith, not turning. The early morning breeze blew through his silver hair, and he stood proudly on the shore, a fishing spear in his hand. He was tall and broad, one of the few of the merfolk strong enough to hunt the larger fish in the deeper waters. And he guarded the safety of his colony jealously. <span class="time">-07:55 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00ffff; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Meris: </span> Meris wore some of his best shellwork and coral bands, looking his best to welcome these visitors. He still didn't have to like or trust them, though. <span class="time">-07:57 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #8E8E38; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Rae: </span> Rae watched as the shore got closer, and swallowed hard to attempt at hiding her fear as the two figures stood there seemingly waiting on them. &quot;I think they're here to greet us,&quot; she whispered. <span class="time">-08:02 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #cc3366; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Captain Rozeli: </span> A rather tall man with sliver hair, a girl standing behind him, and she was sure she'd noticed movement somewhere farther down the beach. They might be out numbered, so she decided to play nice, smiling as they neared the shore. &quot;Are you hear to welcome us?&quot; she spoke, glancing to the spear. <span class="time">-08:03 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00C000; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Bartholomew: </span> Bart rowed the boat until it hit the sand and stopped. He hadn't given the people on shore much thought, natives of the island he guess and they were standing on legs. No merfolk here he mused. <span class="time">-08:06 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00ffff; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Meris: </span> &quot;We see your ship is damaged, and we will gladly help you to repair it,&quot; Meris answered by way of greeting, not fully answering her question. He was serious looking always; truth was he very rarely smiled, but now he was trying to look both menacing and nonthreatening. The combination was more of an awkward politeness. <span class="time">-08:06 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: Courrier New,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> [Glass enters.] <span class="time">-08:07 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00ffff; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Meris: </span> Meris' long hair hid his gills and fin-like ears, but the scales that covered his groin were a brilliant silvery-turquoise that flashed and shimmered in the morning light. <span class="time">-08:08 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #CC1100; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Glass: </span> Sneaking up the beech slightly Glass watched the exchange take place. He could tell the merfolk was trying to be two things that didn't cross well but honestly that wasn't his interest. The humans were. They were an easy source of food and entertainment...now if only he could get them away from his own kind he could have some fun without alerting the others that he'd overstepped his bounds and come onto their territory. <span class="time">-08:08 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFCC11; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Danny: </span> Danny watched from the boat, dumbfounded. Merfolk with legs? She closed her eyes and buried her face in her knees, trying to make some kind of sense of this mindfuck. &quot;Cap...&quot; she ventured when she finally dared to look again. &quot;Cap, they've got legs...&quot; <span class="time">-08:11 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #cc3366; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Captain Rozeli: </span> &quot;Well how kind of you,&quot; she responded. Rather than kind, they most likely just wanted them off the island faster, but why? <i>Got something good to hide, then?</i> She thought. &quot;We could use some assistance, isn't that right, crew?&quot; <span class="time">-08:11 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00C000; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Bartholomew: </span> Scales, there was scales, they were mermaids. &quot;Uh...Yeah.&quot; He tried not to stare, but his disbelief was apparent on his face. <span class="time">-08:13 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #108070; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Caspian: </span> Caspien slowly moved, remaining hidden in the shadow of the trees as he watched Meris interact with the humans, though he couldn't hear them from where he was, moving closer would reveal him. <span class="time">-08:14 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #5B59BA; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Nayrith: </span> After an initially confused look at Meris, she peered at the humans with interest. They didn't look physically too different, though they hid their bodies in rolls of material. It looked too warm. She smiled, albeit a bit awkwardly, and wandered forward for a better look. They seemed a bit dumbstruck. She waved her fingers at them. <span class="time">-08:15 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #8E8E38; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Rae: </span> Rae was trying not to stare, as well. Though, her eyes went to the mermaid and not the man with the pointy stick in front of her. She was trying to ignore how scary he looked, and preferred the other, who looked less scary. At least at this moment, she decided. Who knew what would happen if they pissed her off. <span class="time">-08:16 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #CC1100; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Glass: </span> Shifting as he heard something behind him Glass looked over his shoulder, seeing the boat that he'd overlooked. Who would overlook such an obvious thing from where he'd just crawled out of? Glass, evidently. Seeing that the person in it hadn't noticed him yet he carefully started to crawl backwards, towards the water. He was no good at walking so running? Nope nope. That would end in a faceplant rather quickly. He would watch the interactions from the water if he could just get there without the human's eyes finding him. <span class="time">-08:17 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00ffff; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Meris: </span> Meris nodded. &quot;I am Meris. This is Nayrith. There are others of us here, and the elders have instructed us to assist you however possible. Some of us have met your kind before. You will need food, yes? And fresh water, and wood for your ship. We only ask that you do not repay our kindness with evil. If you will allow us our peace, you have nothing to fear on this island. The waters, however, still hold dangers.&quot; <span class="time">-08:23 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #cc3366; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Captain Rozeli: </span> Heh, define evil...? &quot;That sounds very kind of your elders. Would I be correct in assuming that you're not... like us?&quot; She worded carefully, stepping out of the boat and onto the wet sand. <span class="time">-08:28 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00ffff; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Meris: </span> Meris shook his head, revealing his fins instead of ears. &quot;We are Mer. We have the ability to walk on land as you do; indeed we are equally at home on this island as in the sea. It is safer for us.&quot; <span class="time">-08:31 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00C000; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Bartholomew: </span> Still looking both of the islanders, Bart got out of the boat. He kept his distance. That put a whole new perspective on the mermaid stories. Now nowhere was safe from them. <span class="time">-08:32 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFCC11; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Danny: </span> Danny finally took a tentative step out of the boat. The solid ground beneath her feet was instantly disorienting and she staggered, falling in the shallow surf with an undignified splash. She scrambled back to her feet instantly, looking highly embarrassed. &quot;Heh...&quot; <span class="time">-08:33 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #8E8E38; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Rae: </span> Rae startled as she realized the others were getting out of the boats and quickly pushed up onto her feet and stepped out. Her eyes were downcast as she stepped up and behind the others. <span class="time">-08:35 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #CC1100; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Glass: </span> Glass managed to get back in the water without being seen. Now, however, he was hungry...Swimming around behind the human's boat he noticed one of them had stepped a bit further back in the water. It wasn't a perfect grab but if he could just yank them enough... Reaching out he grabbed the woman's (Rae) ankle, pulling hard abruptly to throw her back into slightly deeper water, then swiftly turned to follow. Om noms!! <span class="time">-08:37 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #cc3366; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Captain Rozeli: </span> Roze tried and succeeded in holding in her excited laughter. Merpeople! They were real and who knew what kind of secrets they held? A splash caught her attention and she looked back Danny, ready to tease her clumsiness until something else caught her attention. Slight splashing... then the quick motion of one of the crew being pulled under. &quot;Hurry and pull her back up!&quot; she ordered the rest of the crew, drawing her sword to aim at the merman. &quot;Tryin' to set us up?&quot; <span class="time">-08:43 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> <font size=1 face=verdana>[<font color=red>(Timeout) Nayrith</font> was sacrificed to the gods of Roleplay by a vicious tribe of rampaging plot bunnies.]</font> <span class="time">-08:47 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> <font size=1 face=verdana>[<font color=red>(Timeout) Caspian</font> was sacrificed to the gods of Roleplay by a vicious tribe of rampaging plot bunnies.]</font> <span class="time">-08:47 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00ffff; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Meris: </span> Meris' spear was poised in an instant, ignoring Roze's accusation as he threw it into the surf, trying to spear the unseen enemy. He'd churned up the sand in the shallow water, and he couldn't get an accurate aim, so he struck where he thought he might be. At worst, he hoped to scare the outcast away to save the human. His intentions weren't all altruistic. If he succeeded in killing the human, they could all turn on the rest of the colony, and there would be trouble for all. <span class="time">-08:47 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: Courrier New,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> [Nayrith was writing D<] <span class="time">-08:47 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #8E8E38; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Rae: </span> Rae was pulled under so quickly, she didn't have time to verbally respond. In fact, she barely managed a breath. Realizing she didn't have much choice, she fought against whatever had grabbed her, kicking and flailing, but it proved too strong for her. She couldn't open her eyes, couldn't see her surroundings in any form. And she knew she wouldn't be able to fight much longer. <span class="time">-08:48 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #5B59BA; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Nayrith: </span> Nayrith squeaked when Rae went over, then paused momentarily as Meris attempted to spear Glass. She acted on impulse, running to the water's edge and diving in as quickly as she could. Meris could look after himself better than she could. Legs merged into tail as soon as she was submerged. A yelp escaped her mouth at the merman she was greeted with. She balled up a fist and struck him, trying to loosen his grip on the human. <span class="time">-08:49 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00C000; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Bartholomew: </span> Bart would've made a move if he wasn't worried what pulled Rae under would get him too. There was too much splashing for him to take a swipe at anything with his cutlass. <span class="time">-08:51 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #CC1100; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Glass: </span> The spear managed to miss anything important but it did give him a nice gash on his left shoulder. That had his grip weakening just enough so that when the punch came, even through water, he was forced to release the human. Snarling beneath the shallow serf the young male splashed and dove down, only to reappear several meters away in deeper water, his glowing gold eyes narrowed as his dinner recovered and got back to land. Damnit. That had been his chance, now they know he's there and he's got a wound on his shoulder. <span class="time">-08:55 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #cc3366; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Captain Rozeli: </span> Roze's sword lowered as she watched the girl dive into the water, legs morphing into tail before her very eyes. <span class="time">-08:55 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00ffff; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Meris: </span> Meris also dove into the water to recover his spear, and to pull the girl from the water. His tail split in to and became legs once more as soon as he touched the sand. &quot;You must fear him,&quot; he warned severely. Fear the red one. He is an outcast and mad. He will kill any of his kind and eat any other creature he can get ahold of.&quot; He deposited Rae on the sand quite unceremoniously. &quot;That is why we sleep on shore. He has been at sea too long, but he will do anything he can to hurt us.&quot; <span class="time">-08:59 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #8E8E38; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Rae: </span> Landing hard, Rae glared at the merman while she coughed. When she was grabbed this time, she'd released her breath and started choking on water. It wasn't a very fun experience, she decided. She didn't really pay attention to the merman, only listening as far as &quot;you must fear him&quot; and nothing after. <span class="time">-09:02 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFCC11; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Danny: </span> Danny cursed herself as she recalled falling out of the boat. It just as easily could have been her! She hurried farther up onto the beach, her flintlock in one hand and a marlinspike in the other. No crazed Mer was going to take her alive! <span class="time">-09:02 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #cc3366; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Captain Rozeli: </span> Rozeli kneeled to check on Rae, still listening to the merman who'd called himself Meris. She helped Rae sit up and patted the girl on the back, &quot;If you're so afraid of him why is still alive?&quot; Pirate logic, someone goes mad, you through them to the sharks, easy solution. <span class="time">-09:05 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #5B59BA; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Nayrith: </span> Nayrith emerged from the water with a pink face and embarrassed expression. She wandered over to Rae and sat down next to her on the sand. &quot;You okay?&quot; She reached out to shift Rae's wet hair from her face. So much for personal boundaries. <span class="time">-09:07 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #CC1100; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Glass: </span> The young male was swimming around, his movements more like a shark then anything. At one point he dip under the water, the next he'd be in a spot closer to shore. Another dip...then further. He was still intent, it would seem, on seeing out a kill. Maybe not anytime soon but he wasn't going away and you can bet if they got back in that dingy little boat it will be rocking badly fast. <span class="time">-09:07 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #8E8E38; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Rae: </span> She flushed as the mermaid sat next to her, even touched her, and cleared her throat. &quot;I'll be fine,&quot; she said softly, her voice a little hoarse from the sea, &quot;I think.&quot; <span class="time">-09:13 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00ffff; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Meris: </span> &quot;It is against our laws to kill out of anything but defines or for food. For us to kill him merely out of spite would make us no better than he is,&quot; he answered simply. &quot;We will escort you back to your ship when it is time.&quot; <span class="time">-09:13 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00ffff; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Meris: </span> ((defense*)) <span class="time">-09:14 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #5B59BA; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Nayrith: </span> A smile crossed her face. &quot;That's good then. I'm sorry that happened though. Didn't expect him to be there..&quot; She cast an uncomfortable look at the ocean, knowing she wouldn't be able to go out until such times as Glass left, then scanned over the pirates. &quot;Um, Meris..? Shouldn't we maybe take them inland?&quot; She bit her lip. The Captain still looked a little too sword-happy, but Nayrith couldn't ignore the niggling feeling that there would be more trouble to come if they stayed still too long. <span class="time">-09:21 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #cc3366; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Captain Rozeli: </span> &quot;Tch, what kind ridiculous law is that?&quot; She wasn't happy with letting anyone get away with messing with her or her crew. Well, it wasn't as if she was bound by their laws anyways... <span class="time">-09:22 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> <font size=1 face=verdana>[<font color=red>(Timeout) Bartholomew</font> got too distracted for their own good...]</font> <span class="time">-09:24 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00ffff; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Meris: </span> Meris simply gave her a withering glare. &quot;You are free to explore the island to find what you need.&quot; With that, he strode back into the water and disappeared into the surf, going to report to the elders the events on the beach. <span class="time">-09:24 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFCC11; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Danny: </span> Danny cleared her throat and put her gun away. &quot;Come on, let <span class="time">-09:25 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFCC11; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Danny: </span> &quot;Let's get our supplies and get out of here. This place gives me the creeps. Uh, no offence...&quot; she hurriedly added, directing her apology to Nayrith. <span class="time">-09:26 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #CC1100; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Glass: </span> Emerging once more, this time behind the boat the boy clawed lightly at the old wood. It only took a few good scratches to make a tiny hole. If the humans tilted the boat when they returned at all it would start to take on water. Mmmm, lots of food for him then. <span class="time">-09:31 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #5B59BA; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Nayrith: </span> The smile turned awkward as she looked up at Danny. &quot;I think I can understand that. It's a strange place, and you were just jumped by -him-. I don't really blame you for wanting to leave.&quot; She hauled herself to her feet and extended a hand to Rae. &quot;I guess in the absence of Meris I can help you around the island.&quot; <span class="time">-09:36 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #cc3366; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Captain Rozeli: </span> Rozeli returned the glare until the merman turned as vanished into the water. Pacifism, an entirely overrated concept, not to mention unrealistic. &quot;Right then, start looking for some food we can take back with us, fresh water too, and collect some wood.&quot; She ordered the crew, then looked to Nayrith, &quot;is there fresh water here? You know, the non-salty kind, a river or scream?&quot; <span class="time">-09:39 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #8E8E38; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Rae: </span> Rae gratefully took the hand offered to her, and stood up with Nayrith's help. On her feet, she didn't bother to step away from the mermaid. She didn't seem all that frightening after the one in the water, and even the man with the spear. <span class="time">-09:41 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #CC1100; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Glass: </span> At the far side of the beech a figure could be seen very hesitantly getting out of the water. Glass wasn't about to let his food get away if they had figured he was only capable of staying in the ocean. Sure he sucked at walking but nothing a little practi--- Another splash and the guy was faceplanting into the knee-high water. This was harder than they make it look... <span class="time">-09:45 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #5B59BA; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Nayrith: </span> &quot;Um, yes. There's a river a little way inland, it shouldn't take too long to get there. You might be able to get some fish there too...&quot; She trailed off,feeling more than a little nervous, and began to lead the way. A few awkward moments later she began to babble. &quot;You know, I hadn't seen -him- til now myself. He doesn't look as crazy as I'd expected him to, in spite of the fact he tries to eat people. You know, I kinda thought he'd have shark teeth or something from the way people talk.&quot; <span class="time">-09:46 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFCC11; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Danny: </span> Danny was still on high alert and jumped at a splash farther down the beach. Levi, on the other hand, was excited to see all the trees and greenery again after so long at sea, and immediately scampered away to find some fruit and nuts. Danny watched him go, wishing she could relax like him. <span class="time">-09:49 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: Courrier New,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> [Lanaya is back and lost!] <span class="time">-09:53 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #8E8E38; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Rae: </span> Rae wanted to stay close to Nayrith but dropped a few steps behind her. &quot;I didn't really get a good look of him, myself,&quot; she commented in an attempt to at least have some conversation. It was awkward, but she didn't want silence right now. <span class="time">-09:53 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00FF66; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Lanaya: </span> Lanaya had gotten pulled below by some unknown force - she accused a current. Such a thing hadn't tossed her about since she was very young, but she could come up with nothing else. Now she was making her way back to the island, her long blue and green tail shimmering as she went. When she was nearly there, she almost collided with somebody else. She half recognized him - Meris, she thought his name was. &quot;S-Sorry,&quot; she managed, not wanting to admit that she wanted another look at the humans. <span class="time">-09:55 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00ffff; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Meris: </span> Meris grabbed her by the hand and took her with him. It wasn't safe in the water right now. &quot;You should be more careful,&quot; he scolded her. &quot;-He- has followed the humans to shore. Not even the shallows are safe, and you wander about in the deep?&quot; Reaching the caves, he directed her towards one that led to the river. &quot;Go and help Nayrith, and keep an eye on the humans as well, in case they get or cause any trouble. I need to go to the elders, and I don't want any of you to be alone for now.&quot; <span class="time">-09:59 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #CC1100; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Glass: </span> Glass was hobbling along...on his hands and knees. This walking thing SUCKED!!! His face was covered in sand and he was getting frustrated. Every time he got up he took a few steps, then for some reason he lost his balance and fell right back down. Well, at least he was on the sand now, though he felt pretty darn exposed to danger away from the ocean...even if it was just a few yards behind him. <span class="time">-10:03 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #cc3366; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Captain Rozeli: </span> &quot;Keep a look out,&quot; she warned the crew as they followed the mermaid to the river. She kept her sword unsheathed for the same reason she called out the warning. Mad merman and all.... Reaching the river was a relief, not that it was safe my their supply on the ship was low and she was sure plenty of the crew were thirsty. <span class="time">-10:03 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFCC11; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Danny: </span> Danny was glad to see the river. She opened up one of the many waterskins she'd brought for collecting water, and filled it in the river. She drank deeply from it before starting to fill up the rest. &quot;We should bring a barrell or two on shore to fill, Cap. It's going to take too long to shuttle all these pouches back and forth,&quot; she suggested. <span class="time">-10:07 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00FF66; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Lanaya: </span> Before she could even ask who Meris was talking about, he was leading her to the caves. She blinked and said nothing, just staring at him blankly when he said to help Nayrith. Was the girl in trouble? She was so confused! &quot;Where is she?&quot; she asked blankly. <span class="time">-10:09 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #5B59BA; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Nayrith: </span> Nayrith sat downstream of the pirates, dipping her toes idly in and out of the water. She glanced up at Danny's mention of going back to the boats for barrels. &quot;Are you sure that's a good idea?&quot; She twisted her shell necklace. &quot;I mean... If you waited until later there's less chance of -him- being there to try anything on again. I wasn't much help to you earlier when he got hold of..&quot; She glanced at Rae. She had no clue of any of their names. <span class="time">-10:13 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00ffff; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Meris: </span> Meris sighed and paused to explain. &quot;She is at the river, assisting the humans. I want you with her in case they cause trouble or get into trouble, and because I don't want you wandering about alone. We don't know what -he- may try, now that the humans are here. He has already tried to drag one from the shallows to the deep. We were able to stop him, but he has not left. Now go, and keep your eyes open!&quot; <span class="time">-10:14 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #CC1100; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Glass: </span> Oh my god! The river!! Glass scrambled into the frigid waters, just glad to have something to submerge in. The guy hadn't been out of the ocean for a minute or two at a time since he'd been banished and after that long walk/fall? God the water felt nice. Swimming upstream quickly he snatched up a small salmon that had gotten caught in the current, appearing about twenty yards upstream from the humans on the opposite bank. The fish was wingling in his hands as he took big bites of it, sitting on a large rock protruding from the bank. He had his tail still, not bothering to change it to feet as he munched away at his food. Of course it wasn't the main meal...but a snack was always welcomed when it literally swam into your hands. <span class="time">-10:14 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #8E8E38; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Rae: </span> Rae flushed as Nayrith looked at her again. &quot;Rae,&quot; she said. &quot;My name's Rae.&quot; Then, to Danny, she asked, &quot;Why don't we just build a couple? I'm sure the merfolk would help...&quot; <span class="time">-10:15 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #cc3366; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Captain Rozeli: </span> &quot;Yes, that's true Danny, but we shouldn't worry 'bout stocking the ship 'til it's fixed.&quot; For now they could just fill their personal pouches. <span class="time">-10:16 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00FF66; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Lanaya: </span> &quot;Okay okay! I'm going. I'm sorry. Worry not,&quot; she said, giving him a smile and heading toward the mouth of the river so that she could transform and climb out. <span class="time">-10:18 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFCC11; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Danny: </span> &quot;Well, yeah, I didn't mean right now,&quot; Danny corrected herself. &quot;And we don't have the metal and things we need here to build barrels. Also, we don't know how,&quot; she explained to Rae. &quot;Speaking of fixing the ship, we should get started on finding good wood to use for planks, as well as for pitch.&quot; <span class="time">-10:24 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: Verdana,verdana,serif; color: #CCFFFF; background-color: #0;"><span class="username"> </span> <p class=ngm>And so, the pirates of the Bloodred Maiden slowly began the process of recuperating and collecting the materials needed to mend their damaged ship. But will the pirates be satisfied with leaving the island empty handed? And just what secrets does the isle of Aurora hold...? <span class="time">-Captain Rozeli</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> <font size=1>[Captain Rozeli is now known as: Shiny]</font> <span class="time">-10:36 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #cc3366; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Shiny: </span> ((I'm closing for today, hope everyone had fun ^_^ We might continue later this month)) <span class="time">-10:37 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #00FF66; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Lanaya: </span> Oh I thought this was going til 1 <span class="time">-10:37 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: "Verdana",verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> <font size=1 face=verdana>[<font color=red>(Logout) Rae</font> escapes to a secret lair!]</font> <span class="time">-((10:38 Aug 18))</span></div>
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    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #cc3366; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username">Shiny: </span> I'm ending a little early, gomen u__u <span class="time">-10:39 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: "Verdana",verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> <font size=1 face=verdana>[<font color=red>(Logout) Shiny</font> is off to feed the plot bunnies.]</font> <span class="time">-((10:39 Aug 18))</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> <font size=1 face=verdana>[<font color=red>(Timeout) Glass</font> has been fed to the plot bunnies for failure to participate.]</font> <span class="time">-10:59 Aug 18</span></div>
    <div class="post" style="font-family: verdana,verdana,serif; color: #FFFFFF; background-color: #000000;"><span class="username"> </span> <font size=1 face=verdana>[<font color=red>(Timeout) Nayrith</font> doesn't post enough.]</font> <span class="time">-10:59 Aug 18</span></div>
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