Captain’s Log – South Blue: Somewhere off the Coast of Sabaku Island Sabaku Island, it lives up to its name. We have yet to make port but from the crow’s nest, with an excellent looking glass, one can make out that it is nothing more than a large expanse of desert with hills rolling with sand and what looks like canyons forming further inland. I have been told that there are several large oasis scattered through the island and that most of the coast is in fact capable of supporting a comfortable lifestyle, though the high concentration of salt in the soil, due to nearness of the ocean, means that only certain types of crops will grow here. I have also been told that at the center of the island sits a Marine base. Base 13, as the stories go, is also home to the highest security prison found in South Blue. The desert climate supposedly discourages escape attempts. The Marines there must truly be formable if they wish to keep their inmates in line. Whether or not these stories are true I will soon see for myself, and though some of my crew may say otherwise, I truly and sincerely wish that we will have no trouble. - Roald D. Emrik Here is the OOC Thread The sky outside was a deep blue without a cloud to be seen for miles. The gentle breeze that blew across the waves brought with it the smell of saltwater and the cry of shore gulls. The early morning sun peeked down on the world warming everything it touched with its bright rays. Across the ocean a single Caravel sailed, a white Jolly Rodger Painted proudly on its black sail. Captain “Black Moon” Emrik put down his pen and stretched as he gazed out a window at the open sea and the quickly approaching horizon of Sabaku island. Standing from his chair at the small table in the library located in the bow of The Striker on the lower deck, he walked around the room for a bit giving the ink time to dry properly. He hated blotted pages. When everything was satisfactory Emrik carefully closed the book and put it back on the shelf before heading topside. Even from here he could hear a commotion starting up. He’d have to put a stop to that. Emrik preferred to have his crew on their best behavior before arriving at the island. Especially with the marines this close by.