Confusion and chaos reign in the pirate flotilla. Speed boats careen out of control, collide with one another, and capsize as laser fire, explosions, and mystical power wreak havoc amid their crews. Mars gives one of the boat pilots a look into her true nature, as a terrifying goddess of war. He is immediately shaken and leaps from his ship into the frigid waters of Lake Michigan.Status wrote:
- Tokens 25/25 (Success!!)
- On Shore Leave in Merc Bay
Shimmering like an illusion over the water, Tiny continues to grab hold of pirates with his telekinetic powers, drawing them overboard and inciting panic amongst the crews. Meanwhile Phoenix continues his ghostly walkabout using well placed explosives to illuminate targets for his teammates.
Aided by their pyromaniac friend, Ajax, Icosa, and Caine all hit home sending a half dozen boats in scrambling in different directions. William continues his mystical airborne onslaught setting another boat ablaze forcing its crew to focus on firefighting.
On the bridge, Tex takes a moment to survey the scene and paints a few targets with the Fortunata’s radar scope. Suddenly, the skie erupts in flames and missile plumes streak toward the drawn to the radar pings like moths to a flame. Massive explosions rock through the speed boats reducing them to splinters. Another barrage of missiles follows closely behind targeting the pirate fast attack vehicle but it has already turned tail to run with the ill gotten gains from the downed ship.
Flemming brings his boat around, but there are no remains of the sunken cargo ship. It looks like she went down with all hands.
With an escort from Northern Gun forces the last leg of the journey is uneventful. The Captain of the convoy holds a brief memorial service aboard one of the freighters and thanks the crew of the Fortuna for their assistance. Many more would have died with their help. It is a bittersweet thanks.
Docking in Escabana the freighters dole out the funds from the sale of the sea monster harvest and wish the crew good luck. Flemming gets to work unloading the Fortuna and transferring her cargo to Adventure Incorporated’s land transports.
Lady Alexandre Mackenzie awaits the group when they reach the local hotel that houses the company, ”It seems you had quite a journey. Given an account, then take some time to rest. We head west overland in two days.”