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L.T. shook his head and then walked into the hotel behind Mariella, an eye still on the mysteriously appearing Hayato. "Good, it seems like four of the invited six has arrived." L.T. said, noting the cook, marksman, shipwright, cook, and so far, his personal favorate, the musician. "Well... I'm gonna see if I can get a shave and maybe an hour or two of sleep." L.T. said, walking away from the group. He smiled and then soon found part of the hotel, one which quickly gave him a shave. When he returned to the group five minutes later, his face was shaved clean, his handsome yet slightly rugged face could now be seen, making him look like the 20ish year old he said he was. "Aahh... I love the baby bottom smooth face after shaving." He said, and then he looked at Mariella. "A few more questions. What would you rather be better at, speed or strength?" L.T. asked, looking at Mariella.
Mariella stopped playing as she entered the hotel, spotting the shipwright and the strange marksman, after the captain left, she went and ordered a coffee and before heading to where they were sitting. "If anyone wants something to drink, or eat, just tell them to put it on my tab." she asked as her coffee arrived. She sat sipping the hot drink, wondering what the Davy Back fight would bring.
It had been only a few minutes, and she was still drinking when the captain returned, cleanly shaven, it certainly did make him look younger. He said something about shaving, before looking at her. "A few more questions. What would you rather be better at, speed or strength?" he asked. Looking up from her drink, Mariella replied "Speed is something I am more likely to manage." She said, taking another sip, "Feel free to order something to eat or drink, just ask them to put it on my tab."
"Speed eh, that's good, it's easier to learn then strength." L.T. said, and he sat down at the bar and ordered three pieces of meat, four bowls of soup, and five pints of rum. "Um... lets make that one each." L.T. said, thinking about not spending to much of Mariella's money. L.T. got his orders, and ate them within a few seconds, and then he walked over to a couch and said, "I'm going to sleep for the next two hours, so please, wake me then." L.T. let out a yawn and then closed his eyes.
Kaze and his "crew" were wating at the stadium for there opponents it was now early morning and the sun had rised only a couple of hours ago.
Kaze already knew who to choose for the Groggy Ring, although he didn't really care about that, he just eanted to test the captian in a fight. But still he chose the best combination for the fight. The former captian, the strongest of the crew, the first mate who seemed to eat some sort of zoan devil fruit, and the shipwright a giant mounten of muscles that was very slow in his movements and his thinking.
all weakling thought Kaze but they'r the best I got, if that turtle-ossan has half a crew he'll beat them
L.T. walked into the arena, looking over at the other team with a smile, he turned back and said, "Rez, Ellie, and Hayato, you three are up first, but I have a question for," L.T. held up a red and white striped ball with two lether latches and he smiled and asked, "Which of you will be the ball? I'll let you decided among yourselves."
L.T. moved to the middle of the ring and looked at Kaze, and with a slight smile, L.T. opened a small chest he had been carring with him, and he drew a flint-lock pistol, and then handed it to Kaze. He picked up the other and said, "With this, I accept the duel." He fired the shot, and then Kaze nodded and said, "I agree to the terms." He fired off his shot, and L.T. took both pistols, put them away, and then took out two coins. "Two round match, as we agreed, Groggy Ring and a captain's duel." With that, he threw the coins over the ring and towards the bay, knowing that the coins made it into the water safely. "If any member of the crew dishonors this rule, may Davy Jones take them down to the bottom of the sea, where they will die within his locker." L.T. nodded and walked away and back towards where his crew was.
"All members of the Groggy Ring have been decided, and the teams are, from the Kame Pirates, Rez the cook, Ellie the steel doctor, and Hayato the Tiger. From the Windmill Pirates, we have Jack Windmill, Ron the beast, and Mountain man Roland. When both teams are on the field, we shall begin!" The Announcer said, his voices ringing through out the large arena with the help of four Den Den Mushi.
((Everyone, read my last post in the Kame Pirate crew thread in Nakama.))
Rez flipped his hair back and looked across the field at their opponants, "Hmm? That's it? I would have thought they would give us real opponants. Not these wimps. Ellie, I know it is a lot to ask, but after our 'encounter' by the ship, would you be the ball? It's allright if you don't want to be, but as a compliment running into you was like tackling a cannon. I think you would do great. I would do it though if you don't want to be their target." He smiled at Ellie and held out the ball-hat-thing.
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Ask in the Find Namaka thread by the same name.
Ellie looked at the hat, and then she said, "A-alright, I'll be the ball." After the hat was on, the announcer yelled out the beginning of the match. Jack Windmill ran forward, heading right towards Ellie. Rez moved in the way and Jack stopped a few feet away, jumping back. "Move boy, and you won't get hurt." Jack said, growling as he cracked his knuckles. Rez flipped his hair back and then looked at Jack with a sigh. "Stay back wimp, or you might get hurt."
Hayato ran forward, clenching his hands into fists, and then jumped up as a the zoan first mate, Ron, and jumped to kick him. Ron moved out of the way, growing a tail and wrapping his tail around Hayato's leg and then throwing the swordsman across the ring. Roland stood still, his hand rubbing his neck, the wierd ball making him unconfertible.
Rez dodged another punch from Jack and the punching hitting a steel Ellie, making the ex-captain jump back, cluching his hand. Hayato skidding along the ground a few feet away, and he stood up and charged again. Rez kicked the injured Jack across the face, knocking him out of the field. Ellie smiled and the watched as Rez followed after Hayato.
Hayato moved swiftly, trying to dodge the monkey man's swings. The crowd was cheering and L.T. watched the group from the distance and smiled happily. "Good team work it seems." L.T. said.
Hayato blocked three of the punches with his arm, and then grabbed the other arm with his free arm. He noticed Rez charging from behind him, and Hayato yelled, "He's all yours!" Rez growled at the swordsman, and dodged the flying monkey man. Hayato continued on, punching the large man Roland in the chest, barely knocking the man back. Ron was hit in the face and knocked out of the field, and Rez moved forward, seeing Hayato having trouble with the large man. Rez jumped and kicked the man, once more, the mountain man only taking a step back. "Together you two!" L.T. yelled, and both Rez and Hayato nodded, both running up, Hayato grabbing the man by the head and starting to throw him, and Rez then kicked the man in chin, the combination sending the man into the goal/
"AND KAME PIRATES WIN!!!! WHAT AN AMAZING GAME!" The announcer yelled, and the crowd cheered loudly. L.T. seemed satisfied, and he moved into the center of the ring and looked at Kaze. "I take the ship that the orange pirates lost." L.T. said, smiling.
OOC: How was that? Good enough for all?
Rez brushed the hair out of his eyes again and took a deep breath, "Not bad Hayato, I'm surprised at you. You didn't really look the part to me, but in the end you were pretty good. You too Ellie, couldn't have done it without you. Too bad weapons were banned, I don't like hand to hand combat. I would rather have had my knife. Oh well we won anyway, and LT got the ship to boot."
He walked over toward LT saying, "I can tell that we will go far in our travels. In all my time working at that pub I very rarely see a crew with as skilled or diverse members as this one. When are we setting sail? I wanna see the kitchen that will be my home from now on. Oh right, I almost forgot of the captain's battle. Hah! Well good luck LT, I'm sure you are going to crush the poor sap captain of that crew."
"I won't be so sure" said Kaze walking towards the group, he examined the turtle's crew. 'Did he gather all these people last night?' Kaze thought 'Impresive'.
"NOW FOR THE MAIN PART OF THE FIGHT! THE CAPTAAAINS BATTLE!" Yelled out the announcer.
"This if were the fun starts" said L.T, grinning. Kaze and L.T, walked to the midle of the stadium where a colorfull cannon was placed on a spinning stage. they both stood in different side of the cannon and then the announcer spoke "LETS SEE WHERE THIS BATTLE WILL TAKE PLACE!" L.T. went forward and gave the cannon a dicent swing. The xannon started spinning wildly and after a few moments it stopped and fired. The cannon ball flew in the air and landed a short distance from the city in a wide grassy area with a few trees.
"LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE OUR BATTLE ARENA!" shouted the announcer.
L.T. smiled at the arena for the Captain's battle, and he looked at Kaze and said, "To bad, the arena is a field... shall we allow weapons, or do you want to box it out old school style?" Kaze looked at L.T. and said, "Weapons, lets use weapons." L.T. nodded and hefted his shield from his back and onto his arm, walking towards where the arena was set to be, several carpenteders alreay building stands for the audiance. "Man... those people are fast..." L.T. said, walking inbetween two of the sets of bleachers, the opening closing up shortly behind him. Feeling the grass and then the earth beneath it, L.T. smiled and stood up. "Nice soft dirt, soft grass, I am really liking this field.
"NOW THE CAPTAINS WILL TAKE THERE PLACES!" shouted the announcer and bith fighters stoo in front of each other, the center of the 100ft radius arena betwin them. The both showed an intent to charge as soon as the battle will begin. Tension filled tthe air and the crowd, the crews and the fighters all went silent, waiting for the announcement that will start the fight.
"AND NOW THE CAPTIAN FIGHT....... BEGINS!"
As soon as the word was said, Instead of charging forward, Kaze took a jump backwards and swung his fan downwards, enhancing his jump. "Now lets start the test" thought Kaze and smiled. As he landed, far away from L.T. , Kaze took a great swing of his giant fan and said "Kaze no hishou". The great gust of wing that was created from the swing moved towards L.T. with great speed and force, taking with it pieces of the ground then, it hit the turtle-man and covered the area with thick screen of dirt.
"Let's see how he can handel my weaker attacks first" Thought Kaze.
The announcer began shouting "THE CAPTAIN OF THE WINDMIL PIRATES JUST PULLED THE GROUND UP WITH THAT BIG FAN OF HIS! AND NOW EVERYTHING IS COVERED WITH DUST! EVEN I CANT SEE A THING! THIS IS GOING TO BE A GREAT BATTLE LADYS AND GENTELMEN!"
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As the dust cleared, the crowd looked along the field, seeing several parts ripped up and parts of the earth in large piles, but L.T. could not be seen. One of the larger piles shook, and then fell over at L.T. pushed his shield to the ground, looking completely unharmed. L.T. looked at Kaze and smiled a large smile. "Wind minipulation it seems, haven't faught someone who did this at all." L.T. said, looking towards Kaze. L.T. wiped a bit of blood from a long cut on his cheek and said, "The attack caught me off guard, and a rock hit my cheek, but I'm going to be a lot more careful now."
"AMAZING! THE CAPTAIN OF THE KAME PIRATES BLOCKED THE WIND ATTACK WITH HIS SHIELD!"
L.T. kicked his large shell towards Kaze, jumping onto it after he kicked it, riding it halfway across the field before jumpin off and landing a few feet to the side of Kaze. L.T. turned to kick the fan man from the left as his shell hits him from the front. A small string was attacked to L.T.'s arm and then the shield, incase it missed or was to be knocked aside, he could pull it back easily.
"THE KAME PIRATE CAPTAIN IS USING THAT LARGE SHIELD AS A SLED, AND IS TAKING THE OFFENSIVE NOW! WHAT WILL THE WINDMILL PIRATE CAPTAIN DO?"
"Careful's not good enough" said Kaze and dodged L.T.'s attack by jumping, then he lifted himself higher by swinging his fan downwards. While in mid-air, Kaze closed the fan until only a quarter or so was open then he started to make many little, but extremely quick swings and and said "Kaze no hyaku deba" (100 knives). In response the turtle quickly pulled the siring that was connected to the shield and covered himself. There was a sound of tiny explosions as the winds hit the shield and the ground around the turtle man leaving little cuts on the earth. A small part of L.T. was not covered with the great shield, and many small cuts appeared on the man's shoulder.
"How can cut with that thing?" asked L.T. in surprise. Kaze smiled, "The wind cuts with the lades of a cyclone" he said reciting his sensie's favorate saying as he landed softly, using the fan to slow his fall.
L.T. smiled and said, "Well, I guess leaving myself open like this isn't the best thing to do with someone like you." L.T. pulled the shield over him again and stayed under it. After about thirty seconds, Kaze moved a little closer, and blew the shield away with his fan. Instead of L.T., there was a hole, and Kaze looked around, trying to figure out where he would come out of. Kaze noticed the shield being pulled into the ground and he said, "Kaze no hyaku deba" The ground around the hole was cut up and even a small part collased into the tunnel below, but no L.T. "Damnnit, What is he, a freaken mole?" Kaze said, making sure to watch the field below him.
"THIS IS ONE EXTREME MATCH! AND THE KAME PIRATE CAPTAIN IS NO WHERE TO BE SEEN."
Kaze felt the ground beneath him starting to crumble, and he heard, "KAME KAME TOP." Kaze jumped out of the way as the spinning shell popped out of the ground, blades cutting up the earth, almost hitting Kaze. A small cut on his knee, but that was it. Kaze landed several feet away from where the shell came out of, and sent a large gust of wind at it. The shell shook, and then turned back towards him, Kaze feeling a little tug on his foot. L.T. jumped out of the ground behind Kaze, holding Kaze's arms and letting the shell fly towards the two. In half beast form, L.T.'s scaled hands dug into Kaze's flesh and L.T. said, "The shell is connected to a string which I put onto your foot, which means it is coming right towards us. My shell shall protect me from my attack, but I don't think your flesh will defend you."
Kaze looked back at the large scaled man behind him and smiled, closing his fan and then jabbing it into the shelled man behind him. L.T. fell back and Kaze dodged the shell, cutting the rope around his foot and then attacking L.T. again."Kaze no hyaku deba" Without his shield, L.T. jumped back and turned full tortoise and withdrew into his shell, the blades of wind slicing the shell and leaving several small cuts on L.T.'s arms and legs. L.T. returned to normal, cracking his knuckles and neck. "Time to try a little harder... I guess I shouldn't of expected that shell thing to work... it rarely does." L.T. said, and then he jabbed both hands into the ground and lifted up a large chunk of earth and threw it at Kaze.
OOC: I CHANGED IT DUBI!!! Now let's continue this fight, I'm having fun ^^y
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When Kaze saw the big chunk of earth flying towards him he acted on pure instinct, opening his fan and swinging it, creating a blast of wind that caused the chunk to explode and create a mist of thick dust around him, the turtle man used this and sprung forward from the mist "crap" said Kaze as the turtle sent a punch to his stomach, he quickly swung his fan at the ground and sent himself backwards but it wasn't enough to dodge the fist. The fist connected with Kaze's stomach and shot him away. He flew across the arena spinning in the air until he managed to stop himself with his fan and land.
"This is getting fun" he said and wiped some blood from his mouth. "How about a wager?" continued Kaze
"if you can handle my next move I'll not only forfeit the fight, I'll even join your crew"
"Sounds good" said L.T. with a wide grin "And what happens if I can't?" he asked
"You die" Kaze replied
"Interesting" said L.T.
Both fighter where now in front of each other separated by more then half the arena, Kaze quickly estimated the distance at about 110ft 'This should do' he thought.
Kaze started running towards the turtle-man with all his speed a trail of dust seemed to follow him, created by the force of his steps, then he jumped forward and with a great swing of his fan backwards he increased his velocity. Kaze flew through the arena passing half the distance between him and L.T. in not more then a second, He then closed his great fan until only one-eighth was open and then he shouted "Kaze no KIRI!". while making an extremely powerful creating a thin blast of wind that moved forward in an amazing speed. The thin, but long blast of wind cut down several trees as it made it's way towards L.T. leaving clean cuts as if they were cut by a master swordsmen.
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L.T. watched as the attack came towards him, everything seemingly to move in slow motion. L.T. began running backwards, not taking his eyes off the attack. He began lifting up several parts of the ground and throwing it at the attack, hoping to stop it or at least weaken it enough for him to block. After about ten feet, the attack seemed to not even be effected by the ground. L.T. lifted up a large piece of the ground and threw it, seeing a rock in the center, the attack slicing through the rock quickly.
This was the chance he was looking for, and L.T. stood his ground, firmly implanting his feet into the ground so he wouldn't be knocked back. L.T. lifted both arms infront of him, palms out and he lowered his head. L.T. breathed in and out slowly, this enitre process taking about 6-7 seconds. The attack hit with great force, L.T. sliding aloung the ground, the attack a little out of control, the blade of wind whipping around, cutting the ground, the stands, and mostly L.T.
L.T. forced the attack to the ground, causing a large slash to appear in front of him. L.T. smiled and fell back onto his back. Sitting up was painful, anyone could tell from the look on his face. Several small cuts ran along his arms, his legs, his chest, his face, and even his back, small streams of blood dying what little clothes he wore into a dark crimson.
L.T. leaned forward, resting his arms on his knees, and he smiled and laughed and said, "Shit... I'm gonna need a month or two of good rest until I'm ready to fight again." L.T. fell to his back again, laying out on the ground. There where two long cuts, one on each arm, starting from his palms to his shoulders. Blood seemed to only just start draining from his arms as he laid there, another cut being seen on his chest, created by the wind attack.
L.T. jumped up and smiled and said, "Wait! I survived the attack... a little worse for ware... but I'm standing.... I have another member of my crew..." L.T. fell face forward onto the ground, his wounds a bit much for him. L.T. pushed himself onto his back and looked at the sky. "What a beautyful day..."
OOC: Now anyone else who is in the crew watching the match can post, because the battle is pretty much over.
Rez jumped up from his seat in the stands and ran out onto the field as soon as LT was declared the winner. "Hoy! It's over already? That was a nice display of combat skills, although the ending was a little disappointing. Still you were awesome LT! I couldn't have picked a better captain to have."
Rez turned to Ellie and shouted back, "Ellie! I think he needs a little bit of patching up, you can do that right?" He turned back to LT. "Well once we get on your brand new ship I'll whip up something delicious that'll make you forget all about those wounds." He smiled and thought to himself, 'And I get to try out a new kitchen, I hope it has all the equipment I need. And plenty of food in the fridge too! Ahh the possibilities...'
He snapped back to himself when he noticed Kaze standing there, "Oh it's you, the former captain of the windmill pirates. Umm welcome to the crew I guess. Any particular reason why you offered yourself as a crewmember. I doubt your old crew apprieciates that too much."
L.T. sat up again and with a big smile he yelled, "FOOD!!! GOOD FOOD!!!!" But he soon feel back onto his face. L.T. pushed himself up again and yelled out about the new ship. For a few seconds, L.T. seemed to flop around like a fish, yelling different things he was happy about before he fell back down. "Oh yeah, I want the flag of the Windmill Pirates as my reward for this round."
L.T. fell down once more, and with a weak smile said, "I want meat... and to sleep..." L.T. soon was unconsious, which was a lot better for his health, unfortunitely, it was because of the bloodloss.
"Damn that boy, making us lose twice, not just our flag, but the new ship... that was going to be for my personal harlem too..." The once more Captain of the Windmill pirates said, slamming his fist into the ground in anger. "We will get that fan freak, and his new crew after they board there new ship, a barrage of cannons should be good.'
The reaction from his own attack sent Kaze flying backwards across the arena, he stopped himself just after he was out of the arena, the battle ended.
"THE WINDMIL CAPTAIN HAS FLOWEN OUT OF THE ARENA! THE KAME PIRATES WIN!!!" shouted the announcer and the crowd roared standing up and cheering. "NOW COLLECT YOUR BETS!!!"
Kaze barely managed to stand up, his right arm hanging from his shoulder in a strange angle and his body seemed as though he sustained some powerful blow. He walked towards the turtle man and saw another man standing near him and talking to him 'probably a new crewmate' thought Kaze, then the man turned to him and started to talking, welcoming him to the cew and asking some questions before he even noticed Kaze was hurt.
"oh, need some help?" The man asked
"Yeah, can you just pop my shoulder back in" asked Kaze
"sure" said the man, he grabbed Kaze's right arm and went behind him placing his foot on Kaze's back and pulling, a loud crack was sounded and Kaze gasped in pain. "Thanks" he said and rubbed his shoulder.
Daniel couldn’t believe what he was seeing. L.T had some remarkable skills, and the fight which unfolded was a fight between two powerful men who had no intention of giving up. Luckily, L.T had survived the ridiculously powerful last attack, and this man, Kaze, was a part of their crew.
In astonishment and admiration Daniel nodded towards L.T, who seemed to be in a really bad shape after the fight, and placed himself near the others. A slight smile appeared on Daniel’s face; ‘Amazing…what strength’ he thought.
Daniel felt a sense of comfort as he watched the crew members gather around L.T. Already loyal, after a single day together, that was pretty damn good. With a crew like this, there was nothing to be afraid of.
Nervously tapping his finger on his hood, Daniel welcomed the new member. “Welcome, sir.”
Sitting in the stands, Mariella watched the battle unfold. It struck her as odd that a captain would offer to join a crew like that, but pirates were strange creatures, so she dismissed it. After the fight was over, she made her way towards the rest of the crew and sat down where the captain lay. Looking him over briefly and seeing that he appeared alright considering what had just happened, she removed a small pouch from her clothing. Opening the pouch, Mariella checked it's contents, and pulled it's strings tight. "Rez, catch!" she said, before throwing the pouch of money to him "When we get on board the new ship, check what food stores there are. Buy anything we need with that."
Looking once more at the captain, she smiled, once he was well, they would be off on the adventure of a life time. Removing a small flat pick from the strap of the mandolin she began to play, it was a tune from a song that spoke of new beginnings, and things beyond the horizon.
Watching from the stands El saw the new crew all form around their captin, 'suppose he's not such a bad fighter after all, but that abilty of his is impressive, maybe I should let him know about the ring it maybe of some help in future.' Sighing El thought better of going down to see him, 'too many bodies is jus as much as a problem as not enough' climbing down from the stands she started heading towards the docks and onto their new ship to see if thats going to need any repairs before she even leaves the harbour.
Crossing the feild El shouted at Rez "REZ SEE YOU ON THE BOAT." Without looking to see if he heard her, she carried on towards the docks
Rez looked around as everyone seemed to demand his attention. "Oh, hey Marie...ah!" He fumbled the bag of coins a little bit and then got hold of them. He looked at the bag and was thinking, 'What does she think I was doing at that restaurant? Begging? I could pay for the food myself... then again, it might be better if I just consider it an IOU. It wouldn't be as rude. Yea.'
He smiles at Mariella and says back, "Thanks, I'll be sure to pick up something special for you. And by the way thats a very nice song. Perfect for the occasion. And sung by a beautiful voice." He just stood there a moment listening to Mariella's singing and was about to say something until he was cut off by the fleeing El in her trip back to the boat, "SEE YOU THERE EL!"
As he started turning back to Mariella, he realized that LT had passed out. He went over and checked that he was allright. "Wonderful. I'll carry him to the ship, but someone is going to have to get his shield and the Windmill pirate's flag. I can't carry him and his shield." He shifts the captain into a sitting position and hefts him onto his back. With a little strain, he begins the march to their new ship.