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May
14
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A tale of fish and wine Part 4 (Caution, messy)
Posted by Russell Firecrest on May 14, 2017 at 2:41am ...1 replies

It was a dark, clear night on the Ravila docks. Pinpricks of starlight shone down, reflected by the calm water. The dock was mostly empty, the night fishing boats having already left and the frequency of arriving ships slowing to a dribble.

Captain Firecrest and his Fiancé Rowan sat on the deck of the Albatross, waiting for the planned exchange to take place. They had opened the hold and prepared their cargo to be extracted, the open...

May
13
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A tale of fish and wine Part 3
Posted by Russell Firecrest on May 13, 2017 at 3:11am

The hour was fast approaching ten o’clock as Captain Firecrest approached the tavern housed below the airship tower. His heavily garlic infused dinner had settled nicely. He hoped it would make his blood rather unappealing to any nocturnal followers he might have.

Rounding a corner, he saw the tavern where he was to meet his contact, a small establishment servicing travellers and dock workers with drink and company of an evening. He...

May
12
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A tale of fish and wine Part 2
Posted by Russell Firecrest on May 12, 2017 at 4:03am

The Albatross sailed through clear blue skies, spotted with a few fluffy hints of cloud. Captain Firecrest smiled as he stood at the ships wheel, eyes drinking in the view stretching out before him. Seagulls flew in spiralling patterns beneath, calling to each other as a fishing boat began to reel in its nets somewhere below.

Rowan stood hanging onto a rope near the bow of the ship, peering down at the birds with a wide grin. Her long...

May
11
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A tale of fish and wine.
Posted by Russell Firecrest on May 11, 2017 at 9:14am ...1 replies

It was a remarkably clear night on the New Babbage docks. The spring rains had fallen and taken with them some of the industrial smog that normally filled the air. In places, it was almost possible to see the sky. The clear air made approach a little less treacherous as Captain Firecrest guided the Albatross downwards.

The job was a simple, but hopefully lucrative one. Wiggyfish, the foul-smelling and dangerous swimmers native to the...

Apr
10
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Babbage Chronicles Mid Season Break
Posted by Loki Eliot on April 10, 2017 at 7:45am ...1 replies

With Fantasy Faire and Beltaine fast approaching there will be no encounter events planned for Babbage Chronices untill May. I suggest everyone have fun sharing tales of whats been occuring this past month or so. Enjoy Oiling festival!

Apr
1
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4/1 - Hunting Confusion (Devil's Toenail)
Posted by Bookworm Hienrichs on April 1, 2017 at 4:55pm ...5 replies

I heard rumblings of a planned monster hunt in the sewers today, and thought I'd best go along.  It was quite the group that went down the hole by City Hall - urchins, newcomers, experienced residents, most of them armed to the teeth.  We split up into a couple of groups; the one I was with went east at first, but didn't see anything.  So we backtracked to the Square area... and that's where all hell broke loose.

I don't...