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Old 02-10-2015, 12:33 PM
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Gold Tides of the Green Tooth

…The War of the Iron Horde made for good business. As the Goblin proverb goes, “Where there’s war, there’s profit.” As the powers that be lurched offworld to fight the Siege of Draenor, the seas of Azeroth were left open to free traders of all kinds…

…Notorious in certain specialized circles was the spice runner Green Tooth. The Green Tooth “facilitated movement” of certain exotic spices, particularly vanilla bean…
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Old 02-10-2015, 04:47 PM
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Not at all. So how did we acquire this ship? Is it Goblin? Did we take a job for a cartel, or maybe take a job for a cartel and then go renegade?
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Old 02-10-2015, 04:51 PM
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Not at all. So how did we acquire this ship? Is it Goblin? Did we take a job for a cartel, or maybe take a job for a cartel and then go renegade?
Going AWOL with a hold full of cartel cargo might be a good way to make things interesting. I get the impression Goblins don't take kindly to being swindled. If we go with that, we could pick a cartel to be a persistent adversary.
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Old 02-10-2015, 05:20 PM
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I can't really tell you why I stepped through the doorway. I don't have a working circulatory system, nor do I have any sorrows to drown. And I fucking hate crowds. But just as my father, and his father before him, I felt a compulsion to round off my evenings at the nearest available booze distributor. And this night that establishment was the Salty Sailor Tavern in Booty Bay.
The place was packed. And the people were loud. It was a pain to walk in there, to say the least. I could see immediately that the bartender wasn't very happy about me bringing along Fitzgerald. But I've yet to see the day a 4 foot goblin takes on a 200 pound mastiff.

After having finished my first mug I could see a goblin making his way through the sea of piss drunk freebooters and half-conscious bloodthistle whores. He was waving some kind of flyer in his hand, seemingly scouting the tavern for relatively sober men.
"Yo!" he exclaimed when he saw me. Damnit, I thought to myself. "You look like yous the kind of guy who doesn't turn down some of that sweet moolah, am I right? Of course I am. Everybody loves gold." I fucking hate goblin recruiters. "So listen. There's this ship down by the docks that's short a crew. The captain, I owe him a favor. Told him I'd get the best." The goblin slapped a flyer on the table. "It's an easy living, buddy. And you get to see the world. The plan is for the ship to leave tomorrow afternoon. The Green Tooth, it's called. You won't miss it." The goblin started walking away towards the next guy in the tavern. "So I'll see you there? Yeah, I'll see you there."

I looked at the flyer and thought about it for a few minutes. "What do you say, Fitz? Fancy a few months at sea?"


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Not at all. So how did we acquire this ship? Is it Goblin? Did we take a job for a cartel, or maybe take a job for a cartel and then go renegade?
Initially I think we should be employed by a cartel to ship cargo. And we make a few trips back and forth between places. And then when we realize we get badly paid or something, we do what Anansi said, and disappear with a ship full of expensive cargo.
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Old 02-10-2015, 05:33 PM
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Look, I get it. I know cartel work is a raw deal, everybody knows that. But what they fail to realize is a gig with the Venture Company is a gig for life. You don't just cut and run on a cartel job, and you definitely don't steal five thousand gold worth of vanilla extract from under the Venture Company's nose. Not if you're planning on ever weighing anchor in a goblin port again.

Smugglers! Try convincing the useless bastards not to stick their dick in a flintlock, and soon enough they'll have gone and done and tried it. Bloody pirates took it as some kind of challenge, antagonizing the most ruthless Goblin cartel in the known world. I knew it was a mistake to sign on with the Venture Company in the first place, but did anyone listen? Of course not. Nobody ever listens to the engineer.
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Old 02-10-2015, 06:28 PM
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Okay, so are we going to try and establish the crew? For example, who's the captain? Will it be one of "our" characters all along, or is there one assigned by the cartel that we'll eventually go pirate on?

We have our engineer already. And my undead character could serve as a simple deckhand. Or better yet; the ship's lookout, considering the fact that he doesn't need any food or sleep.

@Triumvirate&TheBaron: The jungle troll character, and the ogre-mage character, what jobs have you thought they'd have on the ship?
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Old 02-12-2015, 07:03 AM
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Compromise: Your Troll is Cookie's apprentice.
Done an' done. : )

This way half of ya'll's meals taste a bit fishy, and the other half you have to fish out body parts.

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So now we've got a Pilot, an Engineer, a Chaplain & a Cook/Captain (?)... All we need is a Mercenary, a Soldier, a Doctor, a Prodigy, and a Courtesan. xD
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So now we've got a Pilot, an Engineer, a Chaplain & a Cook/Captain (?)... All we need is a Mercenary, a Soldier, a Doctor, a Prodigy, and a Courtesan. xD
Depending on the size of our vessel, there might be quite a few deckhands required as well.

On a frigate, for example, we'd probably need at least 20 men to be able to sail the ship without too much hassle. And even more if we'd hope to survive a naval battle, should the Venture Co. catch up with us.

We'd be alright with a smaller crew on an elven destroyed, I suppose. Those are smaller and don't carry as much firepower, and would probably be able to outrun any potential hostiles.
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Old 02-12-2015, 09:20 AM
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Let's say Gra'kol has been sailing with the Venture Company since the mid '20s. (the beginning of WoW)

He's not very clever, but the process of turning him into an ogre-mage had the side-effect of making him a living lodestone. When in a body of water or a sailing ship, he naturally/magically has impeccable direction. And in the years since, he's been on crews that have sailed between Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms several times. Makes him an ideal navigator, if nothing else.

He wouldn't have been in on the mutiny plot. The people here would have had to convince him through trickery, or perhaps bribery, or perhaps making him lose a bet based on a physical or magical feat, or perhaps confusing him because Cookie technically was his assigned captain. Or maybe he was already friends with someone... he might have seen the gnome or the dead guy during the Second or Third War (grounds for friendship even if they were on opposing sides), or he may have met the jungle troll when he was hiding in Stranglethorn after the Dark Portal's first destruction.

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Old 02-12-2015, 03:09 PM
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^Sounds good, Grackle. I'm not sure it's likely ours would've met, but whatevs.

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So maybe we should clear this up (or better said: "help me get what's going on")... Are we supposed to.. do something? Introduce ourselves? Talk or something? Describe what we do? Is there a thing to be done?

I is are confused.
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So maybe we should clear this up (or better said: "help me get what's going on")... Are we supposed to.. do something? Introduce ourselves? Talk or something? Describe what we do? Is there a thing to be done?

I is are confused.
Well, as far as I've understood it, we're building a collaborative fictional experience for a couple of characters. I suppose it's a type of small-scale world building, set on Azeroth during the current expansion of WoW. And if you want you can incorporate a character of yours from the game, as I have with my undead hunter.

And no. I don't think we're really going to do anything, if you mean us interracting in-character with eachother and make a roleplay thing out of it. But then again, nobody's stopping you from writing character introductions or snippets of texts regarding the smuggling enterprise, like the things we've posted previously. That just adds flavour for anyone involved.
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So our vanilla-smuggling voyages began during WoD. When did they come to an end?

What kind of ship was the Green Tooth?
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When did they come to an end?
Some say the Tooth sails still, looking for a place to unload its precious cargo.

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It had sails?
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Hey. That actually helps narrow things down.
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