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Wealth, fame, power. Gold Roger the king of the pirates obtained this and everything else the world had to offer. And his dying words drove countless souls to the seas.
"You want my treasure? You can have it! I left everything I gathered together in one place. Now you just have to find it!"
That is how the Great Pirate Era began and that's how your storytime also began.

Sitting within the bedchamber of the mermaid princess Shirahoshi you find yourself quenching her seemingly insatiable wanderlust. The princess barrages you with an endless stream of questions which you don't hesitate to answer if for no other reason then for that glint of childlike amazement in her eye. To aid you with your presentation of the surface world you ask her for several pieces of paper on which you start drawing doodles with your crayons.

"This is how grass looks."

"Wow! It's so green!"

"And this is how plants and trees look. This is the sun, a great, big, yellow circle in the sky. It moves from left to right and when it comes back up on the left side that's a day."

"It always comes up on the left side?"

"Yes."

"B-But what if people are facing different ways? Do they each get a sun?"

"No, if it doesn't come up on the left side you're facing the wrong way. Anyway this is the sky. It's grey in the morning, then it gets blue before turning white during noon. It gets blue again but after it starts setting it becomes red, then black. At night you can see the stars and the moon, they are these white dots and the moon is the big one."

"But there are white dots everywhere."

"That's just how crayons look. Hold on I'll use yellow to show them."

"Whaaaow!"
Afterwards she asks you about the seasons but you can't really explain those well so you move onto drawing pictures of your favorite animals to show off instead, like the cow because it makes milk, or the goat because it makes milk, or the crab because it is a crab and of course the bat for obvious reasons.
"There are so many different looking animals. I wish I could see them with my own eyes one day! I wonder how fluffy their fur is..."

"I can show you."

"Whoa! So tiny!"
She looks at you as you shrink down into a bat.
"M-Maybe a bit too tiny."
You change into hybrid form but not even that seems to be good enough.
"T-That's kinda scary."
You get an idea and fly over to her nightstand where you find some white powder. After rolling around in it until it tints your fur white you fly back to Shirahoshi and clamp your nose shut as you're about to sneeze. The end result is your fur expanding several times into a big white sphere with a little help from Life Release. You're not sure what potential use this transformation might have but you'll keep it in mind for later.
"S-So cute!"
You feel the giant mermaids fingers running through your fur as she's giving you a backrub.
"It's so fluffy I love it! Can all humans do this?"
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"No. Just me. Others can do other stuff but only if they ate a devil fruit."

"Other stuff?"

"Yeah. Other stuff. Anything really. Like those weapons outside. I bet the one throwing them ate one as well."

"A-Ah. Sir Vander Decken..."

And there it is. Despite her obvious delight there is great sadness in her and now it's showing itself again. But really who could blame her? Being locked up in this spacious but still relatively tiny room for ten long years would be enough to drive most people mad. In fact it is driving you mad right now but in a completely different way. Still you're determined to not show any of that.

"Fishy?"

"M-My name is Shirahoshi."

"If you could go anywhere, if you didn't have to stay in the tower, where would you go? Would you like to see the sun? Or the stars? Or the trees?"

"No. I know where I'd like to go. I would like to see my mom. I haven't been able to visit her in ten years."

"Oh. Yeah. Your mom. You're the princess so your mom is the queen. I heard what happened. I'm sorry."

"Please don't say that!"
She raises you to meet her face to face and speaks up with a louder, more commanding voice. It's only a little bit ruined by her being on the verge of tears again but still.
"You don't have to apologize since you didn't do anything."

This is a bit odd for you as you don't sense even a hint of hate or anger in her voice, only sadness. Is she not mad about her mom being killed all those years ago or...
"Sorry."

"Please don't apologize!"

"Okay okay. Geez you're whiny."

"I'm not whinyyyy-"
And she's crying again.

>If you stop crying I promise you'll be able to visit your mom soon
>Hey. Let's go visit your mom right now!
>Okay you're not whiny. Happy?
>Other?
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Welcome to West Blue Seadogs, where logic is frowned upon and autism reigns supreme
If you want to have a dumb adventure I'll take your coat
Here's my twitter: @SpookyngQM

>Social Links
https://docs.google.com/document/d/10rL8USEZOSb4AYaJHv5BOhS7oDPqimv35y32CBsI3L8/edit?usp=sharing

>Character Sheet
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1W48enlxynezhIQni0g97RT-A8z9HfS90NfCkbzTJiAA/edit?usp=sharing

And finally the archives:
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=West+Blue+Seadogs+
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>>4961566
>If you stop crying I promise you'll be able to visit your mom soon

Saving private princess is a go!
I do wonder how everyone else will react when we pop back down to the banquet and go "Right, no more eating! There's murder to be done!"
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>>4961566
>Hey. Let's go visit your mom right now!
Time for Silver to play babysitter to the biggest weeny he ever met.
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>>4961566
>Hey. Let's go visit your mom right now!

>Silver just casually pimp slapping weapons away while they both take a sunday stroll.

>Pedofish steadily losing his shit as more and more stuff just stops working or is casually destroyed outright.
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>>4961590
He literally won't know that we're taking her anywhere... And taking her anywhere is just going to put a tiny bandaid on the whole situation, why not solve the whole thing, permanently, so that she can go outside whenever she wants rather then literally just once?
Besides, I can see Silver the physically and mentally abused child taking grave offense to someone doing what he has done to little fishy
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>>4961564
>Silver has acquired: The Floof
Bueno.
>>4961566
>Hey. Let's go visit your mom right now!
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Well I did not expect such an immediate reaction but okay!
>writing

>>4961590
The funny thing is these aren't remotely controlled weapons. They are homing missiles that don't return to him. Meaning he has a near inexhaustible supply
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>>4961604
>The funny thing is these aren't remotely controlled weapons. They are homing missiles that don't return to him. Meaning he has a near inexhaustible supply

Our parry skill is about to get off the fucking charts.
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>>4961566
>Hey. Let's go visit your mom right now!

shirahoshi's face when she hears silver's backstory
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"Hey! Hey stop it! Hey Shark stop him!"

"Shaaa!"

"Damn you're both useless! Okay! Hey Fishy!"

"H-Huh?"

"How about I take you to your mom right now? Would you like that?"

"My mother? B-But-"

"But what?"

"But I can not leave. I'd love to visit mother very much but father and my esteemed brothers would be very upset with me and I don't want that."

Yeah there is that problem. She was locked up in here for a reason. But that reason is making you question just how tough her family members are. Guess they are either big weenies as well or they didn't want to take any chances. Still that's no reason for you to not give it a try at least. Going up to the massive iron door you open it slightly and see a guard outside. He starts asking if it's the Shark who wants to go out but you don't answer and silently yoink one of the big weapons off the door before shutting the entrance again.
"Hey Fishy, look!"
Bringing the gigantic axe over to your knee you snap it in half right in front of the mermaid.
"See? Easy! So if you don't want to be a weenie pack your stuff and follow me! Or er... go and I'll come after. I don't know where your mom is."

Shirahoshi seems very much confused about this as for the last ten years she barely had any decisions to make. Immediately she looks at Megalo who's desperately waving his fins around in protest. But when she looks at you she sees you grinning and brimming with confidence. It's clear that she does want to come along so all it takes to tip her over is for you to extend a hand for her and ask her if she wants to breathe some fresh air.

"I... I'll come with you!"
She reaches forward to take your hand but the size difference makes that impossible so she extends her pinky finger for you to hold.
"W-What now?"

>I don't know. Are you afraid of falling from big heights?
>Let's tell your dad you're going out for a walk
>Other?
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>stop him
Well at least now we know that exhaustion was not the cause of my shitty writing. Apparently I'm just retarded
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>>4961616
>Let's tell your dad you're going out for a walk
While Silver is a pirate, he is a civilized pirate that knows not to eat crayons and to inform worried parents about shenanigans involving their child.
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>>4961616
>Let's tell your dad you're going out for a walk
He's a cool dude, he won't mind.
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>>4961616
>Let's tell your dad you're going out for a walk

Neptune's a cool dude. I wanna play things straight with him.
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Question, would anyone complain if we took down Vander Decken?
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>>4961616
>I don't know. Are you afraid of falling from big heights?
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>>4961631
Aside the people closely acquainted with him? No. Not a soul
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Let's. Fucking. GOOOOOO. New thread, and right when I get on holiday. Will this be the thread where I FINALLY catch up with the other anons? Will I continue to be pants-on-head retarded and not get half the references and backstories? We're about to find out!

As someone who just joined halfway last thread, I just gotta hand it to you Spooks. The tone of writing (if that makes sense) is spot-on.

Time to delve into those Google docs and the archives. Better kick some pedo fish butt, anons. Fun fact: it's been so long that I've watched OP that I don't even remember all the fuckery surrounding the princess.
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>>4961616
>>Let's tell your dad you're going out for a walk
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>>4961636
Kek
Glad to have you anon. Enjoy yourself!
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>>4961570
>>4961636
>>4961638
Not sure if it's on my end, but that link didn't work for me. In case any other anons wanna have a go, here ya go:

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=West%20Blue%20Seadogs
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>>4961616
>Let's tell your dad you're going out for a walk
>Not ask, mind you. We're telling him.
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>>4961640
Huh, my ID seems to change. Not sure why though, kinda new to this board.

First thread doesn't show up for me in that search, but here it is:

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4456680/
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>Silver walks into the royal palace
>Meets the princess
>Then tells the king he's taking her out for the night and is planning to beat the weenie out of her
WHEW!

>writing

>>4961640
Not sure. Don't know how that works. But the link works for me. So I don't know

>>4961642
ID's are fucked. And I specifically linked it that way because the first thread was not archived properly
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>>4961616
>Let's tell your dad you're going out for a walk
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>>4961631
Nobody who matters.
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>>4961644
WHAT THE FUCK WE MET JAWS THAT EARLY ON??

(Might pop in now and then with some impressions if anons might get a kick out of it. Will shut up entirely if not. Good luck with Princess Escorting Quest!)
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>>4961666
Yes. First-mate for a reason. He was the first mate
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>>4961666
Hells yea my man, pop in with your impressions, thoughts and ideas. Looking forwards to it and Welcome aboard!
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"Simple! We tell the others where we're going! It's the polite thing to do!"

"I-I guess that's true. Wait let me put a bubble on. I hardly use these."

After giving Shirahoshi a moment to make a bubble around her waist you pull her by her pinky finger and kick down the front door. Multiple guards notice this and they all come at you with their tridents ready.
"HALT! Who in blazes are you?! And how did you get in the chamber of the princess?!"

"P-Please everyone this isn't-"

But as Fishy tries to explain the situation your ears pick up a certain wooshing sound approaching rapidly. With your free hand you reach up and grab it by the shaft as it flies past. The massive axe stops inches away from Shirahoshi but it seems keen on continuing. It's trying to break free of your hand and hit its mark.
"Enough!"
A pulse, like the heartbeat of a leviathan washes over the place and the axe becomes inert. While the guards were mostly left unaffected they still feel that something is terribly wrong, a sensation which is compounded by the fact that you're holding weapon several times your own size over your head with seemingly no effort. You throw the thing over your shoulder and it hits the hard walls of the tower after which you turn to the guards.
"I'm sorry but I don't know my way around the place. How do I get back to King Santa? Big room with big table? No food?"

"I-I believe Megalo knows."

"Oh cool! Sharky! You show me the way!"

The guards remain frozen as you walk past them but eventually you overhear their frantic shouting.
"WE MUST WARN KING NEPTUNE IMMEDIATELY!"

"Won't that be a problem?"

"What? No. I don't think so."

After a few minutes of walking around the palace you arrive at the dining hall where your friends are surrounded by oh, about a hundred guards armed to the teeth. You don't smell blood in the air but there is plenty of bloodlust going all around.
"What is the meaning of this King Neptune?!"
Jaws demands.

"SILENCE! I don't know what you scum want but I'll squeeze every last drop of blood you have if you so much as TOUCH MY DAUGHTER!"

"Father! Hold these scum down while we find their leader! He won't survive if he lays a hand on our sister!"

"Ah. Looks like I came at a wrong time. Tell you what, we'll be back once you guys calm down."

"SILVER! WHAT THE SHIT?! WHAT DID YOU DO AGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa... holy moly."

"P-PRINCESS SHIRAHOSHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII?!"

Marcella and Murray just freeze and the others simply stare in awe at you, or more precisely at the gigantic mermaid behind you. You swear some of them are drooling even.
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But their funny reactions can't distract you from the obvious hostility of the royal guard, especially that of the king and his three sons. Neptune reacts immediately by pointing his trident at you and ramming you with all his might.
"LET GO! OF MY! DAUGHTER!"

Letting go of Shirahoshis hand you draw Argent and Parley and use both of them to block the giant mermans attack. Luckily the tips of his weapon are big enough for you to duck under but they are still quite threatening, especially with the strength of this giant behind them. Despite his attack being stopped he continues to push until he manages to pin you against the wall.
"SHIRAHOSHI! RUN! GET BACK TO THE HARDSHELL TOWER BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!"

>Push the king back with force
>"I'm taking Fishy to her mom. Don't get in my way."
>"Hey Fishy. Mind lending a hand?"
>Other?
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>>4961714
>"I'm taking Fishy to her mom. Don't get in my way."
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>>4961714
>"Hey Fishy. Mind lending a hand?"
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>>4961714
>>Push the king back with force
>>"I'm taking Fishy to her mom. Don't get in my way."
If King Santa wants to dance a little I'm not opposed to having a bit of fun. Man he must be bored
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>>4961714
>"I'm taking Fishy to her mom. Don't get in my way."
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>>4961714
>"Hey Fishy. Mind lending a hand?"

This is the part where you use your words and talk instead of sitting in the corner like a weenie. Stop being a weenie.
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>>4961714
Switching>>4961728
to
>"Hey Fishy. Mind lending a hand?"
I'm no weenie.
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So, I think if we incorporated Raziel's clan into our transformation, we'd most likely get an increased wingspan for longer glide times.

The fish brother is right out, because while we could probably fake having fins, in the end, we still can't swim.

The spider brother would most likely emphasize our claws, which could be used for combat, or scaling walls.

As for the weakest brother? Maybe we could somehow slim ourselves down enough that we could easily pass through bars.

Kain would be a terrifying amalgamation of all our forms, and raise our parameters quite high. It would also be our panic button, as sustaining such a form would be quite taxing on us, leaving vulnerable when our time is up.

...Also, oh shit.
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Well judging by the number of votes Fishy might have to grow a vestigial backbone
>writing
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You feel the wall behind you cracking so as you hold off the king you look to Shirahoshi.
"FISHY! What do you want?"

"H-Huh?"

"If you want something you should act for it! You said you're not a weenie! Then act and use your words!"

"SHUT UP!"

Neptune gives you another thrust and you hear more cracking, though it's impossible to tell if it was still the wall behind you. But you refuse to avert your eyes and look as the guards are trying to pull Shirahoshi away and back into her tower.
"F-Father! Please stoooooop!"
Neptune looks behind his back as he hears his daughter scream and break free of the guards hold.
"Silver didn't do anything! I asked him to take me out!"

"S-Shirahoshi? But why?"

"I want to visit MOTHER!"

As the words hit Neptunes ears his rage fueled strength vanishes and he becomes quite emotional, which allows you to slip out of his hold. The king looks like he was just gravely wounded and clenches his heart. He's trying quite hard to hold back his own tears.
"I'm sorry my little princess. But you know you can't! So please... go back! Go back and I promise that one day you will!"

The brothers and even the guards are overcome by the same sullen mood as if the kings grief is spreading to them. Which normally would be provide an excellent opportunity for you to bail but not now. Rushing up to Shirahoshi you jump in the air and throw out a fist to hit the newest animate weapon flying at her.

"HASSHOKEN!"
The axe shatters like glass and you land next to Shirahoshi.
"Good!"

"W-What is the meaning of this? What's going on?"

"You heard it Santa. Fishy wants to go to her mom. I make sure she gets there."

Finally the pieces fall in place and your friends understand what happened, and among other things now know that they can't let you go to the toilet on your own either because somehow you can trigger such chain of events even from that. But they use their newfound knowledge to help King Neptune understand. It takes a bit of convincing from both them and Shirahoshi herself that nobody intends to harm her but by the end he accepts the reality of things.

"My apologies everyone. It's just that... hearing my daughter is in danger can get some extreme reactions out of me. I must ask for your forgiveness."

"I 'unno King. You did just raise your weapons at us. Usually we leave smoldering piles of rubble when someone does that. You better make that apology grand indeed."

"MARCY!"

"What? It's true! This guy did want to kill us!"

"She's right. I uh, I still owe you that feast don't I? Very well. Minister! I want to show these people our utmost hospitality! Did I make myself clear? And open up the treasury as well! I'm sure we can find a suitable gift in there."

"B-But your Majesty!"

You yawn at all of this.
"Do what you will I'm taking Fishy to her mom. Anyone else interested in coming?"

"I'm coming."
Murray steps up.

"As am I."
Fukaboshi does the same.
"No matter your intentions I can't allow my sister to go unprotected."
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So we going fish hunting for Vander Decken after this?
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>>4961836
If we get them to tell us, which is looking likely. Then we go fishing with our Master Baiter. We must say this regardless of the coming punishment.
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>>4961836
I'd hope so
>>4961842
I mean, we already have a name and a means of tracking down said name via the constant flow of weapons emanating from his current position... All we have to do, really, is convince Daunty to go swimming again.
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>>4961842
Honestly once Hooky hears this shit she's going to make what she did to that CP9 agent look tame after she's done with the prick.
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>>4961745
I imagine Kain form is just us awakening our fruit
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>>4961836
We're going to hold him down and fuck him to death, yes.
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>>4961845
It will be very entertaining, for us, the royals will be mentally scared for years, but no pain no gain even for brains.
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>>4961848
We're all going to take turns pounding his tuna.
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Lets all agree he's going too die a painfilled death

Spook, can we take his fruit with us?
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>>4961836
Coming back from the archives to say that yes, we will grill this particular fishy. Grtz.
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>>4961849
>tfw everyone is yelling at marcy to stop
>the fishmen because holy fuck the brutality
>us because we know how hard it is to clean THAT MUCH blood out of your clothes
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Can you drown a DF user?
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>>4961851
For what? Who would want it?
>>4961854
Bullshit, Silver would bath in his blood if he was allowed to.
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>>4961855
Yes. If he's a fishman, no
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>>4961855
Yes. Fishman DF users need an extra step called stabbing to be killed.
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>>4961856
Well, we could sell it for a steep price or give it too an animal
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>>4961861
Wait...Will is a sniper. He can use it!
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>>4961864
>Wants to be a sniper
>Uses aimbots
>Disappointed Silver.jpg
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>>4961864
The erm... the Mato Mato is not the best for a sniper
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>>4961857
Now that's just quitter talk.

All we need is a bucket filled with his blood or your body fluid of choice, all his limbs broken, and about five minutes.
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We can still sell it

(Who thoiguth this captcha bullshit was a good idea?)
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>>4961873
Oh yeah, just checked, that fruit is for throwing experts.
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The four of you alongside the giant shark leave the others alone and depart to wherever Queen Otohime is. Some of the guards protested, stating they can't allow members of the royal family to go unguarded but you told them off since even combined they are a bunch of weenies. As you leave the Ryugu Palace and fly through the sky Jaws and the Prince start talking while you're sitting by Shirahoshis side pointing out fun looking things to each other.

"Do you always cause such ruckus wherever you go?"

"No prince. Usually it's worse. You should consider yourselves lucky, or unlucky I should say, since Silver seems to have taken a liking to your sister. Well it's not really that surprising now that I think about it. And don't worry, we won't take your treasure. Just the cost of food alone will empty your treasury..."

"I see. Tell me, what made you serve such an erratic person?"

"I suggest you watch your mouth prince. I'm not your enemy but I'm not beyond teaching you a lesson. None of us "serve" anyone and if you talk ill of my captain once more I'll make you regret it!"

You fly over most of Fishman Island and encounter a few more weapons but not too many. Eventually though you reach the very precipice of the island where you spot the graveyard where the Queen was buried. As you get off Shirahoshi gets intensely emotional and freezes up, necessitating Fukaboshis intervention.
"Come sister. I'll take you to mother."

The two of them enter a rather large shrine erected for the queen alone and you see Shirahoshi praying. Out of consideration you tune out her voice and look at Murray to occupy yourself a little.
"Tell me more about the queen Jaws."

"What would you like to know?"

"What kind of person was she?"

"Sigh. She was a gentle soul. One might even say too gentle. She felt for every living soul, even those that don't deserve it. Once she saved the life of a dying Celestial Dragon and against better judgment went to the Holy Land with him. Nobody knows how but she got a piece of paper from them, which would allow all Fishmen to move to the surface if they wanted to. She truly believed coexistence with humans was the way for us and she worked tirelessly to achieve that dream. But then... she was killed. And her dream was ruined."

"By a human?"

"Hmph..."
No answer.
"She truly represented some of the best of us. The day she passed away the nations heart broke. But I suspect the collective pain of every person on the island paled in comparison to what they felt. You see, when Otohime passed away her children were there in her last moments. All of them."

You pull your hat over your eyes.
"And Fishy? How was she out?"

"I wasn't here for much longer after that. But I did gather things mostly. Vander Decken IX was a pirate. He saw Shirahoshi grieving and touched her. And that degenerate has a devil fruit power where he can mark people he touches. That's how he can attack Shirahoshi to this day."
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Back from the archives to share this great snippet of wisdom from Spooky the Sage because it made me kek:

"D's aren't or shouldn't be immune to rotten luck. Just look at Traffy. Boy couldn't get more shafted if he shambled a few vaginas onto his own body"
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>"He 'touched her' the day her mother died..."

Yeah, Silver's not gonna be happy with this guy...
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>>4961891
Tbf, for all I hate the guy, he didn't actually do anything scummy at that point. She was in shock watching her mom dying in front of her, so he just snuck up on her, tapped her arm, and then ran off.
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>>4961886
Silver will make a firestorm under water. And Deken is going to broil in it.
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>>4961893
Yes, but that was so he could take advantage of her later on. Plus Silver might get the wrong memo
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>>4961886
>he targeted her while she was literally crying over her dead mother
NO PEACE
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>>4961899
Fishman bad, make weenie sad, make ban man die screaming, have lunch.
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With Both Marcella and Murray flat out telling the Royals that things are about to, rapidly, go downhill from here I wonder if anyone other then Neptune is going to figure out exactly what's about to befall Vander Decken. Maybe Fukaboshi decides to tag along and we get another one of those lovely "dark silhouette with shining eyes" moment
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You crack your knuckles. Loudly. And once more for good measure.
"I'd like to talk with him."

"I suspected you'd say that. Luckily... I was thinking the same thing. Taking out Decken was part of my plan as well. But Decken is not the key. It's Hody we need to worry about. As long as he's in the picture nothing we do matters in the long run."

"Got it. Now I'm on board."

"Glad to hear it. Don't like convincing people too much."

With your conversation over with you wait for Shirahoshi and Fukaboshi to finish so you can get back to the palace. Unfortunately a new pair of footsteps can be heard echoing through the mostly empty cemetery.
"Well this is... unexpected."

Both of you turn to face the familiar voice and Murray immediately begins growling.
"Jinbe!"
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And that's where I'll have to cut things off. Gotta get back to the ol' wage cage tomorrow.
I may be able to run on Thursday again for a bit longer than usual or if not then I could do a full session on Sunday. We'll see.
Anyway I hope you enjoyed yourselves. Have a good night!
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>>4961883
That's actually the exact opposite of what the Mato Mato is. You need to have touched your target with your hands in close quarters to use your ability against them but after that point you can just touch anything else, including a gigantic ship you can't even physically lift, and send it homing against them.
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>>4961911
NO PEACE
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>>4961911
The Water will be turned into a sun, Seakings will flee our atrocity, and the Red Mountain will shake from Silver's wrath.
>>4961912
That is some bullshit.
>>4961907
Are we accidentally going to get Jinbe as a crewmember? I hope not.
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>>4961911
Good night and thanks for the run Spooky
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>>4961917
>Are we accidentally going to get Jinbe as a crewmember? I hope not.

Nah Murray hates the guy.
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>>4961911
Thanks for running Spooks! Can you feel the anticipation?
... Also does Jinbe just hang around graveyards all the time, that's just creepy... I also wonder what he thinks about Eliza, and our recent escapades.
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>>4961917
The Mato Mato is absolutely bullshit, yes

>>4961927
>Does Jinbe just hang around graveyards all the time?
Not all the time but he spends a lot in this one, yes
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>>4961856
us is more of "the crew" than Silver specifically but he probably still wouldn't because Ann would give him "the look".
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So... Tomorrows thread is in a BIT of jeopardy
Too much stuff at work. I'll still try to write an update tomorrow but I may or may not be able to make it. Await an update tomorrow
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>>4963134
Aye aye cap'n.
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Good news everyone! They let me go early! Meaning I can work out an update!
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Jinbe, the first son of the sea. Just looking at the big blue fish-man reminds you of the time he threw you to the ground and made your ribcage pop like a balloon. His strength was inspirational back then and looking at him now you realize just how far you've come. The chances of you beating him have risen from nothing to reasonable. But it's strange. You're not feeling the same urge as you assumed you would, mainly because Jinbe himself doesn't appear to want a confrontation and because he has a big bouquet of flowers in his hand.

"I heard talks of pirates entering the island. I just didn't expect it'd be you guys. Then again, I'm not really surprised either."
He puts the big bundle of flowers down on a headstone and his many bandages becomes visible. He's nursing quite the wounds.
"I hope you're not looking for a fight. This is a graveyard after all."

"No. How about you?"
Since Murray doesn't look very chatty at the moment you carry the conversation.
"Hang around graves often?"

"Just one. I always make sure to tend to one of them. Unfortunately I've been... prevented from doing that for a while now. And you? Not looking to rob them, right?"

"Nope."

Finally Murray also manages to cool himself enough to speak.
"Jinbe. I've been looking for you."

"Yes I heard. Shyarly told me a burly eel-fishman was asking about me. If you're looking for revenge then you caught me at an opportune moment. My wounds from Marineford still haven't healed. Speaking of which, I had a feeling I'd bump into you there. Guess I was wrong."

"You can't hide behind the excuse of being injured Jinbe! We also had our fair share of fighting before coming here!"

"Yes I know about that as well. Frankly, I don't know what you were thinking. With that stunt of yours you may have just become the second most wanted people in the world. Third at the worst. I guess you're lucky that I severed all ties with the Government. Otherwise I'd be obligated to take you all in, even if I disliked the idea."

"Judging us for the same thing Tiger did, huh Jinbe? Well... I always knew you were a hypocrite but it's good to get some confirmation."

"Let's get one thing straight whelp. You're not Tai. And never will be."

"Correct."
Murray raises his palm and grabs the chain of Umibozu.
"My actions won't be steeped in lies Jinbe!"

"Hmph. And here I thought you would've calmed down after a couple months. Guess I was not thorough enough last time!"
Jinbe also raises his palm, signaling his readiness to fight.

"Silver... I ask you as a subordinate and a friend. Don't interfere!"

>"ENOUGH!"
>Nod and take a step back
>Sorry, no can do. (Draw your sword)
>Other?
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>>4963999
>Nod and take a step back
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>>4963999
>"ENOUGH!"
No fighting in front of Fishy's mom!
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>>4963999
>Other?
"Fishy's visiting her mom, we should go outside first."
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>>4963999
>>"ENOUGH!"
No getting distracted while Fishy might catch a stray shipwreck to the face
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>>4963999
>>Other?
Tell them to take it outside
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>>4964003
I'll change my vote and second this, with the added caveat of us staying near Fishy.

If they two big fishy bois wanna duke it out, Silver is okay with that. But at least move it somewhere so Fishy isn't bothered by it.
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>>4964003
Supporting. No wrecking the graves.
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>>4963999
>Other
>Tell them to take it outside
tough choice
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>>4964008
Also this. We still need to play bodyguard until we fillet and/or drown Decken.
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>>4964013
why not both?
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>>4964017
would be a bit hard fighting jimbo and keeping fishy safe at the same time
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>>4963999
>Order him to take it out of the graveyard
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>>4964019
Honestly, if Fishy wasn't there to visit her mommy, this would have been a good moment to help beat the weenie out of Fishy by introducing her to some good ol' mano el mano fight.
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>>4963999
>Oi! No fighting in front of Fishy! Wanker Dicken's weapons are annoying enough, take that shit outside.
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Heh. Interesting.
>writing
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>>4964023
>"Hey Fishy, check it out! This is what a grudge match looks like!"
>Shirahoshi winces as she learns what an anchor being raked across haki-coated gills sounds like
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>>4964027
>"Come on Fishy, it ain't that bad. Nobody has broken a bone yet and most of their blood are still inside."
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The two of them start sizing each other up, looking for a weakness, an opening. But as their senses sharpen you stomp your feet on the ground and let out a bellowing shout, utterly disturbing the peaceful air of the cemetery in favor of having it destroyed by their rampage.
"ENOUGH! If you want to kill each other do it elsewhere! I can't keep paying attention to you and Dicken at the same time! AND NO FIGHTING IN FRONT OF FISHY!"

"I uh... Understood captain. I apologize Jinbe."

"Accepted. And I beg for your forgiveness as well. I got a bit overzealous despite stating that I don't want to cause trouble in a graveyard. So shall this be a neutral ground?"

"We'll settle this later. But I have a stipulation."

"Which is?"

"Remember what I swore months ago?"
Jinbe raised his guard in a panic but Jaws already disappeared from sight. The giant blue fishman turned around as his Observation Haki kicked in but he was unable to stop what was about to happen. Then Murray patted his head.
"I got your head."

"Hmph."
Jinbe knocked Murrays arm away with a swipe.
"Funny..."
Murray laughs and Jinbe picks up his bundle of flowers. Looks like if not solved at least the issue has been postponed. The former Shichibukai now dares to approach you more closely so he can talk with you face to face.
"But this is a surprise. I assumed you'd both jump at me like you did last time. It's surprising to see you maturing so much but it is a welcome one."

"N-No. You do not understand. I don't think he cares what we do to each other."

"Hmmmm? Then I really don't get it. And what's this talk about someone named Dickens?"

"Well you see Silver has trouble with names. And he gives everyone a nickname, or several. It can be both a sign of affection and one of disgust. You know which it is if he hugs or punches you. He means Decken."

"Decken? Ah. You mean Vander Decken and his ability with weapons? Yeah now it's a bit clear. But wait. That would mean-"

As Jinbe stops nodding a pair of figures emerge from Otohimes tomb looking a bit frightened.
"I-Is something wrong? We heard shouting."

"Ah yes, that's what I thought. Princess Shirahoshi. Makes sense............ WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?! PRINCESS SHIRAHOSHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII?! AND PRINCE FUKABOSHI?!"

"B-Boss Jinbe?"
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>>4964044
We can just use Princess Fishy as a radar and follow where the weapons come from.
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>>4964053
NO that would be too dangerous
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>>4964056
With everyone standing near her, not really, only thing to do is send forward scouts then rush the bastard.
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As Jinbe starts screaming your ears perk up again and you jump into action to deflect another flying weapon which manages to snap him out of his shock.
"Ah. I see. So that's why the princess left her tower. I don't know how you managed that, or how you convinced King Neptune to let you do it."

"That's just how it is. You're either going with the flow or you're going against Silver, which you don't want. But the captain decided to protect the princess so she could visit her mother."

"I see. I must admit I'm jealous. Not even I would be able to pull this off. Sadly my fighting style is tailored more around strength, not speed. Now if you'll excuse me. You two! It has been a while!"

Both Fukaboshi and Shirahoshi approach the blue fishman with glee.
"Boss Jinbe! It's a pleasure to see you! Have you brought flowers to mothers grave?"

"Yes. It doesn't make up for all the times I neglected it but I hope to rectify that while I'm staying here."

"Will you be staying for long? We only heard you were in the area after the war but hardly anyone knows what you're doing."

"They know prince, they know. They are just concerned about me. I don't think there's a single soul that they'd trust with my whereabouts. But enough about me. How are you holding up?"

"The same as always I'm afraid. Though everyone is a little on edge due to the war."

"Ah yes. The old mans protection no longer applies to you. Don't worry I already made some arrangements. As long as I live not a soul on the island will be hurt. But excuse me for a moment, I have something to discuss with these two pirates."
Jinbe then turns back to you.
"Ahem. Are you two crazy?"

"Yes."
"Yes."

"You've brought the princess outside? Do you have any idea how much threat you just exposed her to? If Decken gets his hands on her-"

"Relax Jimbo. I can jump good because I don't have a big belly. I can take care of these stupid little things easy peasy! See?"

"That's not-"

"Go with the flow Jinbe."

"This is ridiculous..."

>Anyway don't stop just because of us. It sounded like you were talking about something important
>Okay now promise me you won't cause any trouble. I'll ask Fishy how she is
>Other?
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>>4964053
Kind of, but I think that'd be a little to dangerous... What we could do is just follow the fairly constant stream of projectiles... Considering how well sound travels through water I don't think we should have much trouble tracking them

fuck the captcha
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>>4964072
>Are you in some kind of troubler jimbo?
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>>4964072
Why is Jinbe asking a stupid question like is Silver crazy? Did he hit his head harder during the war in this timeline or something?
>Anyway don't stop just because of us. It sounded like you were talking about something important
>>4964081
.....this sounds better and more in character. Switching to this.
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>>4964072
>"Not if I get my hands on him first"
Knuckle cracking optional, but appreciated

>>4964081
This is also good
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>>4964082
Jinbes only real exposure to Silver was him decking Murray in the face and Silver immediately going beast mode on him. And the rest is what he heard from his crew or read in heavily censored government approved documents.

He knew you were kinda mad. But he had no idea just how stupid you really are
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>>4964072
>>Anyway don't stop just because of us. It sounded like you were talking about something important
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Also I ALMOST managed to give myself second degree burns at the least while making dinner. Fun!
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>>4964072
>Anyway don't stop just because of us. It sounded like you were talking about something important
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>>4964092
Phew, good thing it was only almost
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>>4964081
I'll second this
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>>4964089
Oh nooo, Jinbe thinks Silver is competent....AHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA
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>>4964094
I almost flipped a pan of hot oil on myself. But my thigh got in its way so it only singed me a little before I could flip it back
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>>4964092
I know that feeling, burned myself damn near to the bone once spilling roux over my hand, sauce ended up really quite nice tho.
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>>4964056
>Silver doing something dangerous
And in other news, there is weather outside
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>After today, Dickens won't even be a problem for Fishy
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A'ight. Time to hear Murrays actual problem with Jinbe
>writing
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"He's going to be a problem only until I get my hands on him."
You crack your knuckles.
"But don't mind me, keep going. Sounded like you were talking about something serious. Are you in troubler Jimbo?"

"Well yes. You could say that. After I officially resigned from the Seven Warlords everything I got in turn is null and void. My status may not have offered much protection to the island when compared to Whitebeards claim on it but it was at least something. Not to mention my former crewmembers whose bounties were nullified because of me. I don't know if they'll become wanted again."

"Hmph. So much good becoming a government dog did then."

"You want to start this again?"

"No. In fact I'd prefer to finish it. So how about I come clean?"

"Please... do."

"I hate everything you did Jinbe. Every. Single. Thing. You're one of the main reasons why the island is in the mess it is right now! Or at least one of the last ones."

"And care to elaborate how I'm a problem or are you just going to bark at me some more?"

"Gladly. You see when I said I know everything I meant it! I know. Everything! Starting with Tiger! Tai was more than an idol to me, he was an inspiration like for many others. So I asked around those that quit your crew. But I noticed a few "mistakes" in their stories. The little details never lined up. And I decided to go prodding. Finally the Macro Pirates, the guys who left the Sun Pirates after you took over told me everything after I paid them. They told me everything! Your lies!"

Jinbe looks just about ready to smack Murray and judging by how agitated he is something similar must've played out back on Flip-Flop Island. Luckily this time the fish-man restrains himself and instead just starts shouting.
"You ignorant guppy! You have no right to call Tai anything other less than Tiger! Second you don't get to call me a liar! Thinking you know everything while you were never there in the first place! The gall!"

"OH? So how Fisher Tiger died is NOT a lie?! COME ON! SAY IT!"

"Boss... what is the meaning of this?"

"Prince Fukaboshi-"

"How about I tell him Jinbe and you fact-check? Tiger did NOT die because the humans refused to give him a blood transfusion! Tiger died because of his own hatred of humans! Even as he died he refused the blood that he thought to be "tainted"! The one that killed Tai were not the humans! He killed himself!"

Fukaboshi is gasping in disbelief while Shirahoshi doesn't really seem to know what's going on. Jinbe no longer looks angry but his eyes have bags under them. He's tired.
"Yes. That is correct. Tiger did die because he refused human blood. But like I said, you don't understand."

"Then how about you stop with the lies and MAKE me understand you old fool?!"

"Watch your tongue whelp."
Jinbe sighed.
"The truth is that Tiger hated humans, yes. But he also hated himself for it. He wanted to love humans just as Queen Otohime did long ago. But he couldn't. Because he was a slave to the Celestial Dragons."
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"Brother Tai had a burning rage in his heart which he despised. And as he laid there, dying he begged us for one thing. He begged that we'd abandon his examples and follow the Queens because he believed them to be the right path."

Hearing the name of the world nobles shocks everyone, even Jaws. However he's not quite done yet.
"Yeah. Alright. Nice sob story. However it does not excuse you lying about his death!"

"You fool! Us exposing Tais hatred would've hurt Otohimes dream! Besides we said nothing about how he died! That was Arlongs doing!"

"Yet you did not bother to correct anyone about it! And by keeping the circumstances of his death a secret you made him a martyr and gave everyone who secretly hated humans an example to point at! Isn't that what everyone says?! "I hate humans because they killed Fisher Tiger!" ISN'T THAT CORRECT? You just wanted to save face for a dead man! And now we're all paying for it! And Arlong? ARLONG?! You became a government dog for the sake of that psychopath!"

"I took the position of Warlord so those slaves we freed could return to their homes!"

"Oh REALLY?! Your crew painted a different picture! They said you were "considering" taking the position but only actually did it when the Marines caught Arlong! And you specifically requested they let him go free!"

"Yes. Yes I did. But it doesn't matter now since he was taken in. And even while he was free I had the government keep an eye on him. If he stepped out of line he would've faced my wrath and he knew that. So that's a moot point. But the rest I... I admit. You're correct. We wanted to preserve Tais legacy as much as we could. He was our brother. He was everyones big brother. Do you know what that's like?"

"Sigh. Yes. I do. Still, you're part of this mess you admit that?"

"I do. But don't worry. I intend to fix it."

"Well so do I. In that at least we have a common interest. I assume you came to the same conclusion as I did?"

"That we'd need an exemplar. Yes. I already have a candidate for it. We just need a little time for him to get ready."

"Well so do I. And he's here right now."

Jinbe gives you a funny look.
"You can't be serious."

"Well excuse me for not waiting to find out yours. Time is not a luxury we have-"

"I don't get it. What's the rush?"

"Well I may not know everything about you Jinbe. But I do know things you don't. And time is not on our side. So in short you snooze, you loose. Isn't that right Silver?"

"Hmmmm? I'm sorry. You took too long and I dozed off."

"I want to make you a hero. You in?"

>Yeah, sure. That sounds interesting.
>Hell. NO!
>Other?
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>>4964146
>>Other?
But I'm a Pirate, not a hero.
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>>4964146
>Hell. NO!
its the correct answer, since silver instinctively knows heroes have to share their milk, which is an unacceptable concession
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>>4964146
>>Yeah, sure. That sounds interesting.
I mean, he's more of a classical hero, but it counts.
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>>4964157
You're not wrong, especially as we arrive to the island with two (if we count Eliza's... I feel sorry for those border guards) boatloads of traumatized freed slaves and one of our first actions is to kill someone for, granted utterly heinous, crimes against a poor child.
But I dunno if Silver would see himself as a hero, heroes are limits and morality: Silver does what Silver thinks is right and that's the pirate way!
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>>4964146
>>Other?
>"But I'm not a hero, I'm a me!"
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>>4964146
>What's a hero?
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>>4964146
>>Other?
>"But I'm not a hero, I'm a me!"
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>>4964164
I gotta go with this one. Silver being a hero would be something that just happens not something he'd agree to.
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>>4964146
>>Yeah, sure. That sounds interesting.
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>Silver going full "No way figger!"
lul
>writing
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>Other
>> Ok, but only if you tell the Truth about Tai fish
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>>4964181
Murray should know by now that Silver doesn't want to fit into anyone's cookie cutter definitions or images. Silver isn't the pirate king, he's not a hero, he's just who he is. If he wants Silver to be an icon he needs to be subtle about getting Silver to act in certain ways.

Otherwise whirlwind of bad decisions. Good ol' Silver.
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>>4964201
>His face whe Shyarly's premonition turns into Silver setting everything on fire
>Except it isn't a premonition, its just the fires reflecting in from her window
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>>4964146
We are already a classic hero we are not all might but a hero is just someone very good killing the enemies of a group of people and saving them from what they think is evil for the slaves, fishman and the islands we help we are a hero but to dragons and marines we are a monster
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>>4964206
>classic hero
Like fucking Gilgamesh.
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>>4964211
The rest of the crew must be just watching from a distance, debating if they should get involved, or just saying fuck it and hiding out in a bar and drinking heavily.
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>>4964214
ee we are not so idiotic and arrogant silver is more like cu chulainn bloodlust and kills what bothers him but generally it helps or is good if you leave him alone and for sure we will have an end like chulainn half dead and with guts out but still fighting and killing enemies even if we are dead
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"Sniff. Hero?"

"Yes."

"Like... Garp the Hero?"

"Erm-"

"HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-"
You throw up violently.

"S-So gross!"

"Is he going to be okay?"

"Erm yeah. Just give him a moment."

"-UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURK! Pant pant pant. HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURK! COUGH COUGH. God that was close! I almost died back there."

"Y-Yeah I see that. Guess there's no point in worrying about the sanctity of this place anymore. J-Just kick some dirt over it. Most people come here on bubbles anyway. Right? But anyway no, not like Garp."

"No. I'm not a hero. I'm Silver!"

Jinbe laughs at this.
"Well I guess we'll be doing things my way after all!"

"Gyogyogyo. Watch this. Alright Silver. No hero business. It's dumb anyway. So how about we do something fun instead? Want to go take care of Vander Decken IX?"

"KEK! NOW YOU'RE SPEAKING MY LANGUAGE!"

You flash a big grin and smash a fist into your other palm. Murray simply lets out a hearty laugh and pats you on the back. But you're not alone presently and the other parties have quite a few things to say about the thing he just proposed. The first is Fukaboshi who seems to be showing a mixture of anger and disbelief.
"What? Are you two serious? We've been trying to track down Decken for a decade now to make him answer for his crimes! And he either eluded us or severely injured our troops that did catch him! The man is a monster with unreal strength and the luck of the devil on his side! Not to mention his curse which has unlimited range!"

"You forgot one important detail prince. We aren't you. Our captain despises taxes, the marines and being told something is impossible. We'll get a hold of Decken in no time."

"Yeap! You hear that Fishy? We'll make you free in no time!"

"F-Free?"

"Yeap! No more Dickens, no more axes! You can come and go as you please after!"

"I-I don't-"

"So Jaws are we getting the others?"

"Well if the princess is done and you don't have anything else to do then we could get back to the palace and gather the others."

"Hmmmmm. I got one thing on my mind, hold on."

And with that you leave the group behind so you can check out the late Queen Otohimes grave. It is certainly big, bigger than any you've seen before. Guess she was a very important person, or people liked her so much they wanted to give her a big place like this to rest.
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>>4964228
>Gilgamesh: literally says fuck the gods I'm rad
>Silver: literally says fuck the pirate king I'm rad
>Gil: incredibly selfish and often uncaring of what happens to others as a result of his actions
>Sil: exactly the same
>Gil: has a "better half" in the form of his bestest buddy
>Sil: has a "better half" in his crew
>Gil: ultimately comes to terms with himself and finds happiness, also becomes less of an irresponsible dick
>Sil: we le anones are trying really hard to make this happen

I mean. It's not like carbon copies, they each have their extremes they go to that the other doesn't. But the sheer stubborn undeniable willpower to overcome any obstacle in their paths are the same.

Then again I am not as well versed in the entirety of classic literature as I could be so I don't know if there are better fits.
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>>4964268
>We've been tracking Vander Decken for a decade now!
>Yea, but you're all weenies.
Gotta love the sheer brass balled confidence SIlver has.
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>>4964268
>>4964291
They never thought to bring the Princess along to find where he was hiding. As we are not Weenies, we can catch him, and protect the princess. Well, we're going to kill him, but besides the point.
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>>4964298
More like they don't have someone with a built in super-sonar and the single minded determination to literally scour the ocean floor because you upset his sense of morality
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>>4964298
As long as they have a piece of his body once we've had our fun it's technically capture.
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>>4964306
When we turn his face into hamburger meat, would that still be serviceable to mounted on a pike?
>>4964305
We're going to boil the ocean first.
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>>4964318
>When we turn his face into hamburger meat, would that still be serviceable to mounted on a pike?

Might have to fold it a few times but Neptune is a resourceful kind of guy. He'd make it work.
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>>4964323
>he glues the mangled face meat onto a volleyball
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But it's not the thing they erected around it that interests you. It's the grave itself. The stone plaque with her name engraved on it echoes the sorrow and pain of all those people who were present during her burial. You hear King Neptune and his sons struggling with their tears as they are giving a speech about Otohime, the weeping of all those that she helped in her life or those who simply looked up to her and the rest who felt like the heart of the island perished on the day of her unfortunate death. But you don't hear Shirahoshis at all. So it is true that she couldn't attend her mothers funeral. Walking up to the big slab of stone you pat down on it.

"Hey Fishmom. I'm Silver. You don't know me but I heard about you. And I knew a granny who died from relief. I guess it doesn't matter too much to you now but I promise I'll make Fishy free. Okay?"

After throwing a cross, because the Bible says that's an appropriate thing to do in this situation you return to the others who are giving you a bunch of confused looks.
"Silver?"

"Sorry Jaws. Just wanted to pay respects. Anyway are we ready to go back?"

Jinbe ended up parting ways with you as he thought it'd be best if he did not show up at the palace. So you left him behind as you flew back to the Ryugu Palace. Along the way you were assaulted by a few of Deckens increasingly annoying weapons but you managed to deal with them easily. Even so as soon as you arrived you wasted no time getting Fishy back in her room because even you were starting to feel exhausted after all that. Regardless of that fact King Neptune is very impressed by your performance.
"You're back and in one piece! Oh you have no idea how relieved I am! Fukaboshi! How was it?"

"It was fine father. We managed to get there and sister could finally get everything off her chest. I haven't seen her that relieved in years."

"That does make me happy! And to think I wanted to kill you when I saw her with you! Please... do you have it in you to forgive an overprotective and foolish old man?"

"Don't worry about it Santa! I wasn't in any danger!"

But as you're talking with Neptune, Murray interjects.
"Well not to butt in or anything but I think you should save your gratitude for later King Neptune. Whether because we might anger you or because there might be more coming I'm not sure..."

"What do you mean?"

"We intend on doing you a favor by capturing the dreaded Vander Decken. For a price of course."

"Truly? But wait, that isn't as simple as you make it out to be-"

"We know. Which is why we might anger you. You see I got an idea on how to track him down. But it might be a bit... dangerous. We may require the assistance of your daughter. But it's ultimately up to the captain."

>You want to use Fishy as bait? Good idea!
>Why not just work together with the fishguys? They seem eager.
>No. We don't need any help.
>Other?
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>>4964357
>No. We don't need any help.
Sound travels way better in water then air
Silver does sound, and observation Haki
Weapons splashing through ought to be possible to track, especially since he keeps chucking a few of them per hour and we know the end point (the hardshell tower).
I honestly know know if we would need to put Fishyhoshi in danger, just follow the murder-breadcrumbs to the party.
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>>4964357
>If you want to use fishy as bait, you need to ask her first. It should be her choice.
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>>4964357
> a fake wedding to piss off dick to attack

mmmmm maybe we can fake a wedding with the princess that will infuriate dick so much.
have her inside walls to be safe from axes but force dick out
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>>4964357
>"Hey Fishy, wanna help catch Little Vam Dickie? I'll show you how to kill him real good!"
>"Then you can go outside whenever you want!"
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>>4964366
Supporting. Ultimately this is up to her. We're gonna gut the fucker either way, no fear of that, but it should be her choice on how involved with this she should be.
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Well I guess asking Shirahoshi takes the cake
However I think I'll end things here for now. I'll try to return on Sunday again.
Anyway, have a good night!
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>>4964402
Goodnight
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>>4964402
Night boss. Thanks for running
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>>4964402
And a worthy winner it was.
Thanks for running Spooks, and good night
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>>4964423
I'm glad it won. Because honestly
>>4964367
This option made my asshole pucker up because this is something I did NOT plan for
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>>4965033
>Silver has to pretend to get married
>Ann has to officiate
>Marcy HAS to be the flower girl, non negotiable
>Hagetaka actually has to wear clothes
>Lyda is absolutely not crying in the audience like there always is at a wedding
Unfortunately for everyone involved Silver isn't good at pretending and ends up thinking he's actually married and has no clue what it means.

He eventually gets beaten up by the girls and forcefully divorced. The good ending?
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>>4965207
>Neither Silver nor Shirahoshi know what marriage really is, but she gets protective of the girls trying to smash and grab Silver anyways.
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>>4965229
Shirahoshi kinda does in the "secluded little girl" kind of way.
She knows what it is by definition but no clue how it actually works.
At least that's my assumption based on her interactions with Decken and the fact that she's still a princess who should know stuff like that.
I mean it would be kinda dumb if a freak wanted to "marry" you and you never once ask people what the fuck that means

>>4965207
God this is horrifying
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>>4965241
Shirahoshi is a cute giant weenie, she needs to be careful about being taken by Silver to lose her weenie status.
>God this is horrifying
It is beautiful, and the sight everyone sees moments before Fishman Island burns to the ground.
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>>4965241
It gets better. Murray is the best man, Gu is the guy getting sloshed and Will is obviously the ring bearer. Greki is the flower girl
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>>4965207
Meanwhile Marcella is chewing on her own tongue muttering about how "That little shit managed to find someone with tits bigger then he is!"
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>>4965241
She did know enough to say Decken and everyone at the Reverie wasn't her type at least.
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Well that was fun! I was praying I didn't drop out immediately. Ended up making it all the way to the quarter-finals of the losers bracket of a 14 men tourney.
There were 4 Pots, at least 3 Zatos, a Leo, a Ramlethal, a Nago, an Anji, a Faust, a Goldlewis and one Ky.

In more related news it looks like I'll be able to run a proper, lengthy session.
I hope you enjoy shark-fin soup
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>>4966308
Hey good job Spooks! I'm always up for some more Silver mayem
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>>4966308
I'm surprised by the amount of Pots and especially Zato's.
Anyways, looking forward to the run!
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>>4966308
Congratulations, I think? This must be how Silver feels, with people randomly making up words in the middle of sentences.
Anyways, I'm always good for more shenanigans and good stories!
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"You want to use my daughter as bait?! UNACCEPTABLE!"

"Good thing he doesn't know the rest of my plan-"
Jaws mumbles.
"I understand your frustration your highness. But she would not be bait but a compass leading us directly to Vander Deckens ship. It's risky, yes but if we succeed the princess would not be threatened by him anymore. Please think logically!"

"The safety of Shirahoshi is of utmost concern! You took her out of her tower, I accepted that. But now you would ask me to expose her to even more danger! You are out of your mind!"

Meanwhile you're just sorta sitting there with your arms behind your head. The two of them argue back and forth for a while with neither of them willing to budge even an inch. Their constant squabbling gets on your nerves so you decide to chime in.
"Why are you arguing? Shouldn't it be Fishy who decides?"

"Shirahoshi is only 14 years old! She's still a child so as her father the decision is mine to make!"

"So? I'm uuuuh. How old am I? I think we figured this out once. Can't be more than 16 though! So yeah! I'll go and ask her!"

"Wait human!"

But you don't. Instead you fly over most of the guards that might try to stop you and go to Shirahoshis tower and knock on its door. You hear a faint "Yes?" from inside and speak up.
"Hey Fishy! We're going to go find Dickens so he can't throw stuff at you anymore! Want to come?"

"M-Me?"

"Yeah! Jaws thinks you should come so we can find him easier. But I don't think we need it. Your dad meanwhile says you can't come. But I just want to know if you wanna."

"I-"
Shirahoshi stops for a few minutes to think for herself, humming so hard in the meantime that you can hear it through the thick steel door protecting her.
"I, I would like to come. If I can help then I want to do it. And I'd like to talk to Sir Decken about all of this. And if you'll be there I'll hopefully get the chance to do so."

"Sweet!"
You turn around grinning.
"See? Fishy said she wants to come! Now you can't stop her!"

"Wrong-jamon. Shirahoshi is not going anywhere without my say-so. That's final!"

"But father!"

As Shirahoshi cries her brother also steps up.
"Father. I'd like to join them as well. I want to see Vander Decken answer. Not just for his crimes but about his motives as well."

Neptune looks furious but now that even his son is stepping up to challenge him he seems to have given up struggling.
"Hnnnng fine! Shirahoshi is allowed to go with you-jamon. But on the condition that my sons are coming with you as well!"

>Okay.
>Okay but only Fishy and Big-bro Fish. Two weenies is enough as is
>No. They'll only hold us back
>Other?
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>>4967295
>Okay.
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>>4967295
>Okay but only Fishy and Big-bro Fish. Two weenies is enough as is
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>>4967295
>"Sure! But i'm not defending them, too. If they get their butts kicked, that's their own fault for being weenies."
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>>4967295
>Okay but only Fishy and Big-bro Fish. Two weenies is enough as is
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>>4967295
>>Okay.
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>>4967295
>Okay.
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>>4967295
>How old am I? I think we figured this out once. Can't be more than 16 though!
How old was Luffy again?
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>>4967318
two years younger then Ace, iirc, who was two years older then him.
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>>4967318
Luffy is 17
Silver is 16
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Well looks like Ryuboshi and Manboshi are also coming.
Congratulations! You just made your own job harder!
>writing
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>>4967295
>Okay but only Fishy and Big-bro Fish. Two weenies is enough as is
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>>4967324
I mean we're already un-weenie-ing their sister, might as well do the whole family.

Neptune's a stand up kinda guy, I dont mind giving him the group rate family package service.
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"Okay fine! But I'm not defending them! If they gett their butts kicked that's on them for being weenies!"

"Hmph. Do not write us off so easily human. We have been training endlessly for the last ten years to not only serve and protact our country but for this very reason. If you find Decken for us you should just hang back and wait because we'll be done by the time you get to him."

"Oh? Is that a challenge?"

With that settled you get to work. The princes naturally rally their loyal ammo knights and their fancy-schmancy giant ships that are pulled by even bigger fishes. Needless to say they are pretty miffed about the fact that the Mermaid Princess won't be traveling with them but on your "cheap dinghy". Meanwhile you and the others move over to the Dauntless where they begin preparations and you explain everything that's happening right now to Daunty herself.
"So. Will you be okay going underwater again?"

"What did you say how old is this princess?"

"Fourteen."

"And how long has this pervert been after her?"

"Ten."

"Get me a coater and I'll sail after him into Hell!"

"Thanks!"

"Erm... Sir Silver. Who were you just talking to?"

"Oh... My pet crab. Wanna see him? Here. His name is Marauder. He eats seastone and has a hundred brothers!"

"Wow! So cute!"

You tell your pet crab to protect Fishy and Marauder gives you a little salute and a determined look with his eyes. And after all the preparations are done with you pick up your den-den mushi to start coordinating with the princes and their entourage.
"Alright human. We are ready to depart. Lead the way and we'll follow you."

"Okay. But if you can't keep up we're leaving you."

Both ships leave port through the big gate on the bubble and you begin your little manhunt by constantly competing over who has the biggest wiener in the group. Naturally they have quite the advantage being fishmen and all but they clearly underestimated Dauntless and her speed. But after a few solid minutes of dicking around you get slapped on the head that you really should start taking things a bit more seriously.

"Okay. Time to find ourselves a dead man!"

>Roll 3d10+4. Best of 3. dc 13, crit 22
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>>4967346
dice+3d10+4
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Rolled 7, 7, 10 + 4 = 28 (3d10 + 4)

>>4967346
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>>4967349
FUCK
>>4967350
Oh, Dicken is gonna have a bad time
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Rolled 5, 10, 5 + 4 = 24 (3d10 + 4)

>>4967346
Behold, this crit success!
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>>4967350
>>4967354
Gentlemen bring me my spiked condom. We're about to fuck a fish.
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Rolled 9, 6, 10 + 4 = 29 (3d10 + 4)

>>4967346
>Marauder is a good boi
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Rolled 5, 8, 7 + 4 = 24 (3d10 + 4)

>>4967346
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>>4967350
>>4967354
>>4967356
>>4967359
Tough time to be Vunderdick.
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>>4967354
>>4967350
Jesus Christ. This guy is going to be super fucked
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>>4967362
>And Decken, as the most detestable fish, shall be fucked by the crew of the Dauntless, then the Shell knights, then the mermaid brothers, then the crew of the Dauntless again.
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>>4967362
We have achieved maximum overcrit
The dice gods have spoken, and they are angry.
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Shockingly for a while nothing really happens. No new weapons fly your way and thus you have no clue where to go. Makes sense, given how no matter how well you stack up you'll eventually run out of stuff to throw. But it appears that this was just a temporary set-up and after a few minutes of nothing they do start coming in. After catching the first one you turn to Jaws.

"So how does that power work? Anything he throws flies towards Fishy?"

"Yes."

"In a straight line?"

"I'd assume so. Unless something is in the way in which case it moves around it if possible."

"Good. It should be in that direction then."

Closing your eyes you enter a state of intense mental focus. One by one all your other senses turn off. The scent of the sea around you disappears, as does the taste of your own mouth and even the sensation of touch. In turn however your ears become honed to a point you've never seen before. Despite loosing everything else you've never been more aware of your surroundings. The presence of everything around you be it men, fish-men, fish or anything else is revealed. Even the smallest details like the sound their blood makes as it flows around their veins or the molten rock and gases flowing around in small cracks deep beneath the sea floor are clearly perceptible.

"Another weapon is coming."

"WHAT?! WHERE?"

"It won't be here for another five minutes. But now I know which direction it's coming from. Jaws, steer the ship to the right. Their ship must be beyond that mountain range."

"Aye aye. Prince Fukaboshi. Tell your men to follow us closely! This will be a bumpy ride. We're going in the trenches!"

It's a good thing that Murray knows the sea. Not only do you have to navigate around the various rock formations but the dangers of the various underwater currents are ever-present. But with your guidance and his helmsman skills you easily navigate through all the dangers be they falling rocks, erupting volcanoes or great beasts lurking in the shadows. In fact for the three princes and their men it appears as if you have the devils own luck guiding you towards your goal which manages to unnerve them to no end.

In the end you manage to sail through the trenches carved in the underwater mountains and when you pop out on the other side the ship you're looking for becomes visible to you.
"The Flying Dutchman... we found it!"

"Wait! The fucking Dutchman! You mean it's REAL?!"

"Well, real in the sense that this ship bears that name Marcy. It's not the one from the stories. I think. But it's still a legendary pirate ship. It dates back to the time of the first Vander Decken. This relic was passed down from one Decken to another for hundreds of years."

"Well shit. That's a huge sumbitch. This may not be as easy as we thought."

As your crewmembers are talking among themselves your den-den mushi fires up.
"Finally! The Dutchman is in sight! Charge men! Charge! Don't let it escape our clutches!"
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Fukaboshi and his brothers are urging their men to speed up. Meanwhile you're busy looking at the Dutchman itself with your ears. It's not alone. It's not visible from here but there are at least two bodies even bigger than the ship itself near it. And in addition to that it doesn't look like the pirates noticed you yet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON2EWpHLnlw

"Bahohohoho! Oh how painful this is! How long have I been waiting for it?"

"Hmmmm. For about ten years or so Captain!"

"Yes. It's all because of that hateful Neptune. But my long wait will soon be over! My darling Shirahoshi finally responded to me! She sent back this axe, the declaration of my love! Oh how painful this is! Now that it's so close being separated from my Shirahoshi is even more painful! BECAUSE WE LOVE EACH OTHER, I PRESUME! Princess Shirahoshi I love you! I love you! I love you! No matter how much I roam the vast seafloor I can't find anyone as big and beautiful as you are! Your destiny was always death or marriage! But now that you chose it's time for you to come to me! But even if you must wait please accept this axe with a rose painted on it as proof of my love, as always!"

Even though he's several kilometers away you can still make out what he said perfectly. And it serves as perfect fuel for when the axe he just threw reaches your ship. You catch it in your palm but the edge of the weapon manages to cut your skin up very well, it most definitely reached bone. You look at the axe, at Fukaboshis ship and then at the Flying Dutchman itself.

>"Fish-bro. He hasn't noticed us yet. Stop."
>Throw the axe back at him
>"CHAAAAAAAAAARGE!"
>Other?
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>>4967406
>"Fish-bro. He hasn't noticed us yet. Stop."
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>>4967406
>"Fish-bro. He hasn't noticed us yet. Stop."
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>>4967406
>"Fish-bro. He hasn't noticed us yet. Stop."
Thinky Silver is scary Silver
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>>4967406
>>"Fish-bro. He hasn't noticed us yet. Stop."
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>>4967406
>"Fish-bro. He hasn't noticed us yet. Stop."
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>>4967406
>Throw the axe back at him
Voting just to say, Silver should ride the axe so he can punch Decken in the face that much faster.
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>>4967432
Nah it has to be hand-delivered. Valuable packages require a signature, don'tcha know? Thankfully blood is a viable method of signing your documents.
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>>4967406
>>"Fish-bro. He hasn't noticed us yet. Stop."
>>”He’s got two giant things bigger then that ship with him too.”
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I'll just go with the assumption that based on this you'd want to do things sneakily
>writing

So give me a roll for how well you manage to get the drop on them. Fail, they notice you. Succeed, you get on board and catch them unaware. Crit and you manage to get something good

3d10+3 best of 3, dc 20, crit 25
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Rolled 4, 5, 7 + 3 = 19 (3d10 + 3)

>>4967440
Can we fly up sneakily in bat form, transform while up in the sky and then pierce his spine with a sound bullet while we're falling?
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>>4967446
>Can we fly-
>underwater
no
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Rolled 9, 7, 10 + 3 = 29 (3d10 + 3)

>>4967440
ded
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Rolled 9, 8, 8 + 3 = 28 (3d10 + 3)

>>4967440
extra roll
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>>4967450
When was the last time the dice hated someone THIS BAD? Was it Lucci or Cooper? I can't fucking recall

>>4967454
Oh god
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Rolled 7, 9, 1 + 3 = 20 (3d10 + 3)

>>4967440

>>4967450
bruh
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>>4967448
forgive me, for i am a simple speedreader-kun.
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>>4967455
At this point it's not even rape.
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Rolled 7, 4, 2 + 3 = 16 (3d10 + 3)

>>4967440
Fucking captchs REEEEEEE
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>>4967468
Thank you, based Captcha, for delaying this roll long enough.
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"Fukaboshi-"

"Did Silver just-"
"What?"
Angel and Toxin both look shocked as you call out the prince.

"-they haven't noticed us yet. Stop."

"That's the point! If we catch them by surprise we'll subdue them instantly! Don't interfere human!"

"You won't do that."
The fish carrying the ship of the mer- and fish-men stops abruptly and refuses to move even to the most forceful of commands.
"There are two giant things with them. One is an angler fish. The other I don't know."

"Does it sound the same as the fish we met earlier?"

"No Ann. Not the same but similar. The other is not familiar."

Murray steps up and starts stretching his limbs as if preparing for an exercise.
"I have a suspicion what the other one is. I can take care of it. But I'm going to need help. Gu how well does your Hasshoken work underwater?"

"Water is a much better medium for vibrations to travel through."

"Then you're coming with me. Better take a bubble coral. The pressure would crush you like a walnut otherwise."

"Tch. I bet I could withstand it for five seconds!"

The two of them jump out into the water and you turn the Dauntless towards Fukaboshis ship. As you get closer you tell the mermen that they can stay back or get on your own ship if they want to fight since yours is colored black and won't be visible from a mile away. They begrudgingly accept since they don't have much of a choice. After they obey you steer your ship towards the Flying Dutchman in order to board it. Upon getting within range the two giants become clearly visible for everyone. As you predicted the smaller of them is a giant angler fish, like the one you saw before. The other, which is several times its size is a gigantic fish-man holding it on a leash as if it as a dog. Gu and Murray swim up to them and kick the fish-man in the gut prompting it to cry out in pain and release the yoke of the beast.

As the angler fish is let loose it begins attacking your friends which catches the attention of those on the ship, giving you the opening you need to got on. Using the giant harpoon and the artificial jaw of the Dauntless you latch onto the Flying Dutchman like some sort of a parasite and board their ship while everyone is panicking.
"What's wrong Wadatsumi? We're under attack, I presume?"

"I don't know captain Decken! Ankoro! Light up the place!"
The orb of the angler fish lights up and illuminates the surrounding area.
"Huh? Who are you guys?"

"A tiger blowfish? So you're the "Giant Monk" people are talking about. Interesting!"
Murray grins.
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>>4967511
Real shit
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>>4967511
Nice.
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The wobbling and rumbling of the ship naturally alerted the pirates and they are already scrambling by the sound of it.
"Captain! We're under attack!"

"I know you fools! Quick Wadatsumi! Dispatch these two! We need to get out of here, I presume!"

As Decken is giving orders to his giant your hands pop out from under the floorboards and drag the poor sap that you managed to grasp down into the dark where he gets beaten up rather fast. You decide to blow a big hole into the deck so you could safely jump through it without having to risk your personal bubble since the ship doesn't have a coating despite the captain being a devil fruit user. Sure enough as you jump onto the deck from the lower floor you see a bunch of fish-men wielding swords and guns whilst there is one fish-man who's seemingly unarmed but has a bubble not unlike you.
"Decken."

"Whaaaaat? Who are you? And how dare you destroy my home like that? This ship is a precious family heirloom! You're going to pay for the restorations I presume!"
Fights start breaking out between the ammo knights and Deckens Flying Pirates with your people leading the charge. Meanwhile Fukaboshi, Ryuboshi and Manboshi are all lining up next to you but it doesn't look like they intend to stay there as they start to advance slowly.
"Ah esteemed brothers! It's so good to finally meet you! To what do I owe this pleasure? Is this all an elaborate bachelor party? Or has father finally come around and accepted my love with dear Shirahoshi!"

"Shut up you monster! You have no idea what kind of pain you caused to our family!"

"That's right! We've come to put an end to your madness Vander Decken!"

"If you put down your arms and surrender we promise you'll be judged fairly. But secretly we hope you'll resist."
Ryuboshi, Manboshi and Fukaboshi are approaching Decken who doesn't seem at all threatened by them.

"Tsk. Tsk. Tsk. And here I presumed you all came to your senses after these ten long years! Ah well. I wouldn't want to hurt my beloved wife so I'll dispose of you quickly and painlessly! Bahohohohoho!"

>Stand back and watch them duke it out
>Go and join them
>Decken is yours. Not theirs
>"Hey Dickens! It's not them you should worry about. Someone else also came to meet you."
>Other?
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>>4967530
>>"Hey Dickens! It's not them you should worry about. Someone else also came to meet you."
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>>4967530
>"It's not them you should worry about, Decken. Someone else also came to meet you."
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>>4967530
>>"Hey Dickens! We meet again! But this time, it's the last time!"
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>>4967530
>"Hey Dickens! It's not them you should worry about. Someone else also came to meet you."
Time for some fun, AND ARSON!
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>>4967540
I see your reference
https://youtu.be/J14gn5BkPbA?t=488
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>>4967540
GOD FUCKING DAMN IT! I WAS SAVING THAT ONE!
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Hehehe. Great minds think alike and you have one, of course.
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>>4967546
You have the attention of happy and enthusiastic autists, what did you expect, not having your mind read? Weak.
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>>4967565
I was expecting NOT getting KEKED out of jokes by my own players!
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>>4967568
>He fucking thought
HA!
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Okay... This is going to be both ugly and hilarious. This is for all the Anons who don't know what the fuck is up with Decken. I hope I can do justice to this glorious nigger
>writing

>>4967568
Oh wow that word got censored? I did not know. Guess it's to be expected with how overused it was
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>>4967575
Nah, the ones that censored C-uck are just mad at being caught, it was used alot because it was true.
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>>4967581
You can't deny that people just hurled it around a lot as a general insult. But I agree that every janny is by definition one
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>>4967586
Yet it being thrown around like faggot, and faggot still isn't censored, makes ya think.
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>>4967588
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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>>4967593
luffy always looks like someone's sticking their fingers up his ass in this picture
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>>4967588
>>4967593
Well I don't see why they'd remove references to the cold war era russian 9m111 "Fagot" missile system
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"Decken-"

"Hmmmm? You? Ah yes, you! Who are you again? You're the valet I presume with that ridiculous suit of yours!"

"Before you get carried away there is someone else that came to see you. They should get a chance to talk before I'm through with you."

"Huh? You don't seem to understand how pirates do things boy. If there is something to say, you have to use violence. I presume!"

"Well said. But I'll gladly wait my turn."

Ann and Will come up and start covering for Shirahoshi who's unfortunately too big to enter the ship so she has to float up outside. As soon as they see her most pirates pause their fighting to marvel at her appearance which the knights don't really make use of to spare Shirahoshi the sight. However none are more affected by her than Decken himself whose eyes turn into big hearts and he begins salivating at her.

"OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! SHIRAHOSHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII! SHE'S EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN I EVER IMAGINED! This is truly the greatest day of my LIFE I presume! So it's all true! Finally my dreams have come true! Tell me! After all these years, what's your answer? Yes? No? Will you accept me in marriage and become my wife? Or will you reject my true love?"

"I... Um..."

"What do you wanna say? Yes? I BET IT'S A YES!"

"Y... You're not my type!"

"Eh... What?"
Decken pauses for a moment and then begins screaming as his heart shatters to pieces.
"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

Even his men, the ammo knights and the three princes stare at this in disbelief.
"WHAAAAAT? THAT'S YOUR REASON?!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQQ6bogi6gQ

Decken is still reeling back from the shock but as he clenches his fist it becomes apparent that he managed to figure out his own emotions.
"Why you... You've been leading me on for TEN YEARS! Who the hell are you planning to marry you harlot?"

"You bastard! You've been tormenting our sister for a decade and you talk about her rejecting you? Are you mad?"

"It's true that I initially wanted to marry her for personal gain! But the love that blossomed between us in the meantime was true! But now? But now! But now you're betraying all that?! Fine! The question was always Death or Marriage! If you won't be mine I'd rather see you dead than in anyone else's arms! Die and live on in my memory as perfect as you are now SHIRAHOSHI!"
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Decken then pulls out an axe several times his own size from under his coat and prepares to throw it.
"DIE!"

"We won't let you-"
The three brothers charge to intercept the pirates attack but in their righteous fury they missed a crucial detail. Decken is holding an object several times his size and weight with one hand, without the aid of water or his devil fruit. He's strong.

"Don't get in my way brothers or I'll be forced to kill you as well!"
With one swing he manages to swat the three mermen away, weapons and all.
"Take this Shirahoshi! My final... Declaration of Love!"
He hurls the big thing at Fishy and you see her getting scared so you jump in front of her and block the flying weapon with your sword. With a successful parry you strip the weapon of all its momentum and it falls to the ground dead. Decken doesn't really appreciate this.
"What? Who are you? And how could you do this? Why can't you just let me have this?!"

"Come on captain, cheer up! Things can only get better from here."

"You stupid fools! I don't want you comforting me! Do you have any idea how it feels to be rejected when you reach out to someone?!"

Shirahoshi then speaks up again.
"But you're just not my type!"

"You're just not my type.
Upon hearing her say this
I realized my feelings... I presume."
(Haiku with too many syllables by Vander Decken IX)

"My love is unrequited! I'll kill you where you stand Shirahoshi! And I'll slaughter all who would stand in my way! Starting with that pathetic human protecting you!"
Decken draws two more normal sized axes which he intends to use against you.

>Try to make his bubble burst from range
>Charge him before he has a chance to attack
>Let him come at you. Shirahoshi needs to be protected
>Other?
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>>4967628
>Other?

>Cut off his momentum at the knees. With Parley.
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>>4967628
CHARGE!!!
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>>4967628
>Let him come at you. Shirahoshi needs to be protected
>Act like we're going to fight him in melee, then use parley to burst his bubble when he gets close

The great thing about parley's length is that we can just stick the end way outside our bubble.
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>>4967628
>Try to make his bubble burst from range
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>>4967628
>>Let him come at you. Shirahoshi needs to be protected
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>>4967628
>Charge him before he has a chance to attack
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>>4967628
>Let him come at you. Shirahoshi needs to be protected
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>>4967628
>Let him come at you. Shirahoshi needs to be protected

So I'm worried that if we give him any room he's gonna keep chucking stuff at Fishyhoshi, and that's bad... So 'lets keep those hands busy, shall we? Tho I almost expect this to be a "bring the whole crew" fight cause Decken be dangerous
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Phew. For a moment there I was worried about a stalemate. But staying defensive won
>writing

Now let's see if the hatred of the gods is still strong
3d10+3 best of 3, dc 19, crit 24
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Rolled 3, 5, 10 + 3 = 21 (3d10 + 3)

>>4967666
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Rolled 2, 7, 2 + 3 = 14 (3d10 + 3)

>>4967666
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Rolled 6, 9, 8 + 3 = 26 (3d10 + 3)

>>4967666
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>>4967673
I think this may be the third crit in a row. The dice really want this guy dead.
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>>4967673
>Silver face when

>>4967675
3 out of 3
This thread is blessed by the hateboner of RNGesus
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>>4967673
We haven't rolled this well in a while.
Lucci was probably the last person to get his ass kicked this bad.
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>>4967673
Thank you... But Shirahoshi should really consider averting her eyes, cause this adventure flick is about to turn to horror
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>>4967681
I wonder if he's feeling phantom pains right now. A sort of sympathetic hurt. The first time he's ever cared about someone else and he doesn't even realize it.

Nah fuck that guy lmao what a cuck
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You stand your ground as the fish-man comes in with his axes swinging wildly. Fuakboshi and his brothers try to stop him but Decken easily dispatches them with a kick each, he didn't even need to use his weapons for this one. Raising his weapons high he intends to cut both your arms off in one fell swoop. Drawing Argent you block the two blades. Deckens strength is quite imposing, if he was in water there is no doubt he'd overpower you. But as it stands you can match him. Unfortunately the Flying Dutchman can't and you feel the boards under your feet giving out.
"Baho-baho-bahohohoh! Not bad for a land dweller, you make even these so called royalty look like chumps! But this is the limit of your strength I presume!"

Well, he's right. In a way. You let go of your sword and swiftly shift into your bat form and slip between the two falling axe-blades. As the axes strike the floor you switch back to human form and draw Parley to aim it at Vander Deckens gut. The jezail roars as you fire it and the sea around you rumbles from its thunder. The bullhead shark fish-man grunts as the bullet pierces through his body and leaves from a wound on his back. But despite the obvious damage and the blood flowing from him he's still very much standing. Guess his strength is paired up with equally impressive tenacity. Not only that but his bubble is still intact. Come to think of it they said it can withstand one or two things piercing it. But multiple projectiles or slashing attacks can pop it easily.

"Cough. You little bastard. I'll make you suffer for that bahohoho. Did you notice it? I touched you!"
He lifts his left hand.
"Now you suffer my Mato-Mato curse. Even if you escape this place alive you'll never escape my vengeance! Now suffer!"

He reaches under his cloak and takes out about fifteen knives at once which he flings in the air. They all freeze for a moment before they all turn to face you and begin flying in your direction. You simply scuff and pick Argent back up.
"Should've stayed down."
You put Parlay back where he usually rests and hold the falchion with both hands to raise it above your head. Your breathing becomes more forced as you start exerting yourself. As the many small knives are getting closer the blade of Argent turns deep black with the only the flowing water pattern on it remaining metallic in color.
"Silver Style: Silver Maw."

And the Flying Dutchman splits in half.
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>>4967764
Man Decken is actually pretty strong, guess he only seemed like such a small fry since the Strawhats did just finish two years of training.

>And the Flying Dutchman splits in half.
Seemingly still not enough for Silver.
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Chaos ensues as nobody knows what happened and the ship they were standing on a moment before has been basically destroyed. You meanwhile float to the bottom where you saw Decken falling. He lays on the bottom of the sea floor, his bubble popped when you cut it. On his chest you see a great wound running from his collar bone to his waist, bleeding heavily. If he was able to he'd be screaming right now but the paralysis of the sea is too strong. Still even now he's fully conscious but even if he was able to move likely he wouldn't be able to fight anymore. People slowly start gathering around you as they realize what just happened and the Flying Pirates are putting down their weapons at the sight of their defeated captain.

"W-What? It's over?"
Fukaboshi is looking around.
"How?"

"No. It isn't."
You walk over to Decken and look down at him before pointing Argent at his chin. Though you're exhausted from the depletion of your haki it would be childs play cutting his throat now.
"Which one? Which arm did you hurt her with?"

He does not answer thanks to the water. But his eyes are still defiant despite the imminent death. Luckily his cooperation is unnecessary. As soon as you move towards his right arm his heart-rate skyrockets. That is the arm he used to torment Shirahoshi. He is the reason a four year old kid was locked up in a cage for ten years. It's obvious what you have to do. Putting Argent back in its scabbard you reach down so you can grab his arm and begin pulling. Though Decken is silent and limp his facial expressions and the sound of bones cracking tell everything one would need to know about the situation.
"Don't worry. I'll deal with the rest of you after!"

But as you'd continue a voice breaks the complacent or terrified silence.
"PLEASE STOP!"

Looking over your shoulder you see Shirahoshi with tears welling under her eyes.
"Fishy?"

"PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! STOP THIS! I-I don't want him to hurt."

"HE'S THE REASON! IT'S ALL BECAUSE OF HIM! HERE! I'LL HOLD HIM DOWN! DO IT! IT'LL MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER!"

"I... I don't want to. It's not my wish for him to feel pain. Please just let him go so we can take him in!"

"What? Why?!"

"B-Because I know how pain feels. I don't want anyone else to suffer. And I don't want to hate anyone. Sir Silver... please?"

>No. He will pay!
>Just the arm then
>"Okay..."
>Other?
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>>4967782
In my opinion Decken was actually stronger than Hody before the medicine
He was handling heavy axes, broke massive corals with his bare hands and took STUPID amounts of punishment, including tanking a Gear 2nd attack without suffering much damage (which even fucked up Hody), having his chest pierced 3 times and ending up hitting himself with his own axe. All that on top of him being an actual pirate and not a poser like Hody
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>>4967785
>"Okay..."

I mean let's be real here. Us leaving him alive means he goes to Neptune.

I suspect the princess will be told that Neptune exiled him. Which will even be true. A piece here, a piece there...
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>>4967764
>>4967785
Holy fucking hell, so that's what three crits in a row buy you, eh? I fully expected to have to bring in most of the crew because from what I remember he was a monster to deal with... Ocean is cheat tho, almost a shame but damn cool scene Spooks.

>Other
"No pain it is then!" and then kill him... Even if she's all nice and cuddly Silver is not... And he did touch us so unless we want to spend the next lifetime dodging axes...Which would probably hit and hurt our Daunty...
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>>4967785
>"Okay..."
On the condition they do something about his fruit, because I don't want to be chilling out in the New World with random shit flying at us.
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>>4967785
>Okay. I'm not the one he's hurt in the end. You're free to make that choice.
>Just remember though. If he ever gets out? If he ever starts hurting people again? You could have ended it, right here and now.
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>>4967785
>"Okay..."
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>>4967785
>>"Okay..."
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Oh boy... Poor Silvers head is getting almost as fucked as Deckens ribcage was
>writing
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>>4967785

>Just the arm then
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You look at Shirahoshi, then back at Decken. He did not hurt you, that is true. He hurt Fishy so she should decide what happens to her. But the question remains. Why? Why would she? Why not kill him? He's there. She could do it. So how?
"Okay..."

You let go of his arm and Shirahoshi picks you up in her palms. As she's smiling at you she seems genuinely happy that you did not violently brutalize the man that tormented her for so long. It just doesn't make sense.
"Thank you!"
Then again, maybe it doesn't have to.

Down below Fukaboshi is rounding up the remaining pirates.
"Listen everyone! Put down your weapons and you will be spared!"
Then he turns to his loyal knights.
"Men! Detain Vander Decken IX. Chain him up and keep him submerged in water at all times. We can't allow that fiend to torment anyone with his curse ever again."
Fukaboshi sighs and looks up.
"We did it sister. It's finally... over."

"Does that mean I can eat with you from now on?"

"Yes, yes it does!"

"Did you hear that Silver? Brother said-"
But as Shirahoshi tries to share her joy with you she notices that you've fallen asleep in her hands from the exhaustion.
"Oh. Good night!"
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And I think I'll go to sleep now as well.
Phew. So Decken has been captured with no serious losses mind you. Next session Phase 2 begins.

Also con-fucking-gratulations you picked every option necessary for the Shirahoshi-bowl

Anyway, have a nice evening. And see you all later!
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>>4967861
>spoiler
Eh, it'd never work out. Oil and water n' all that.
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>>4967861
Thanks for the run, looking forward to next time!
Silver thinking about why Shirahoshi didn't want to kill him and possibly talking to her about it should be interesting.
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>>4967861
The what bowel?
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>>4967861
I mean that's nice and all but I'm a strict Sandersonia man.
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>>4967861
Meh. Marcella is the true best girl.
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>>4967861
nice
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>>4967861
Kek. I now wanna see a timeskip to Reverie where Vivi, Rebecca, and Fishy meeting with the first two (assuming we didn't get involved in Dressrosa) gushing about Luffy, then Fishy came in and started talking about Silver, who she will say really good things about while the other girls got really confused since what Fishy sees in us is very different with how most people see us.

Double kek if we actually got into the mess that is Dressrosa and Rebecca gets to see us in full action, somewhat scaring her with how brutal we are.
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>>4967861
Nice, someone on our age bracket. Not so much in the same size bracket.
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>>4967861
naisu
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>>4967883
>Dressrosa
That one is going to be weird for sure. But for the time being it doesn't look like you'll be a part of that, unless you steer things in that direction on purpose

But yeah the 3 princess' meeting like that would be the equivalent of them gossiping which terrorist they think is more dreamy. Which is kinda fucked up if you think about it. But I guess both Rebecca and Vivi would be quite open to the idea that "Silver is not that bad of a guy" considering they know how much the government likes to demonize pirates.
Well maybe not Vivi since you threw her ass in the sea
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>>4967874
Eh, Sandersonia and the amazons are kind of just a meme, I mean we popped in and effectively shellshocked (Silvershocked?) them and then fucked off and continued rampaging (heroically standing up to the evils of the world!) tho we never really interacted 'with' them but rather just 'at' them.

>>4967867
Agreed, that could be interesting and I'd like to see it. More I think about it the more I can see it, you got two damnably naive/insulated people with really fucked up childhoods who are going to value freedom, friends and family (all the things they lacked for so long) above everything... While one took, let's be frank, the worst lessons the world could teach him to heart, I mean for goodness sake we were about to (justifiably) rip a man literally limb from limb, the other is almost a fairy tale of idealism. Got a lot of room to play off one another there.
Besides, beeg waifu means beeg foods!

>>4968515
>He threw me into the ocean!
>W-what's wrong with the ocean?!
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>>4968526
>What's wrong with the ocean
Fish fuck in it
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>>4968530
Fish fuck in the air, too. Sky islands, man. Can't escape the fish fuckin'. Not even if you hide under the sand. Goddamn land sharks. Stupid slutty fish.

I mean for fuck's sake if the Sun has pirates that means it probably has fish up there fucking too!

I am unveiling my new Zero Fish Plan.
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>>4968557
Whoa there, let's cool it with the anti-piscean remarks.
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>>4968679
>>4968557
did you know all land animals with a spine is related to sharks? mammals, lizards and birds are all related too sharks
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>>4968530
so will silver, here in a minute.
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>>4968526
>Eh, Sandersonia and the amazons are kind of just a meme, I mean we popped in and effectively shellshocked (Silvershocked?) them and then fucked off and continued rampaging (heroically standing up to the evils of the world!) tho we never really interacted 'with' them but rather just 'at' them.

I mean that's fair, still prefer her over Fishy, if only because Fishy and Silver don't really mesh all that well. Don't get me wrong they're both dumb as hell but Fishy dislikes violence while Silver's first response to a problem is "will shooting/stabbing/punching this make things better." Sandersonia at least would more than likely get that, especially with their shared backgrounds of being kept as slaves.

Also she can wiggle her hips at mach speeds.
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>>4968886
I think the dynamic could be interesting, and typically opposites attract.
I also find it a bit more interesting when characters don't have a whole lot in common and they can have more interesting conversations and interactions.
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>>4969370
>and typically opposites attract.
kek what a crock of shit. We ain't fuckin' magnets.
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>>4968886
I think it could be good for him.
Silver needs someone to calm his ass down a little bit.
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>>4969494
If I thought Fishy could calm him down I'd be right there with you, but as it stands the only reason we didn't tear Decken open laughing like a kid at christmas morning was because this wasn't our fight. Oh we certainly picked this fight, but it was always in Fishy's corner, we just gave her the means to resolve it.

She wanted him alive, so that was the end of it. But I can tell you now if she told us to spare a Dragon, unless she has a DAMN good reason for it and can prove that said Dragon deserves to live he's a dead man.
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>>4969586
Of course. He wouldn't be silver if he didn't stick to his morals and ideals even at the most extreme examples like that.
But silver has killed a lot of people that he really didn't need to. Some might have deserved it, but a lot didn't.

If Shirahoshi was around, he'd hold himself back just for her sake. Of course he's still go nuts past a certain point, but just her being there would keep him calm in a lot of situations.
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>>4969597
Eh, I don't see it personally. Maybe the bond there is stronger than I'm giving it credit for but to me unless she becomes a permanent member of the crew her opinions won't hold that much weight.

They'd hold some, but only where she actually is.
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>>4969597
I think your putting way to high expectations on Shirahoshi's shoulders, strong as they be to hold her titties. Silver will be Silver when she isn't around, and will be Silver with her around, He is compared to animals for a damn good reason, it is ingrained in his very essence by his instincts and life to follow the rule of, no kill stealing unless offered. And the one Wronged being given revenge decides the fate of the one that caused the problems. Fish swim, birds fly, and Silver has these rules in his soul.
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>>4969597
>If Shirahoshi was around, he'd hold himself back just for her sake.
You're basically saying Silver would become a Luffy. They've already got quite a few parallels.

Also no offense but she'd end up being the one changed. Because Silver thinks she's a weenie. A good one but a weenie nonetheless, and he won't allow weenies on his crew if they aren't going to unweenie themselves.
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>>4969605
I would say the bond *could be* stronger then what you're giving it credit for... I also think you're right in that Silver would affect her more then she would affect him, that's just the nature of someone as forceful and driven as Silver, but its still a matter of inching closer to one another.
I more or less agree with you tho, Silver didn't kill Decken because Shirahoshi was the person with dibs on him, all we did was enforce that claim... If we go back to Cooper, for example, and insert her to that scenario I don't think she could do much of anything to stop us... Leading to drama, character development and nice scenes!

We went on a fun adventure because someone did something we found objectionable, and our idea was to tear the helpless man limb from bloody limb, and even if the Brothers or Shirahoshi don't understand what that means Neptune would I'm absolutely certain.
But she had dibs, and you must respect the dibs! Just like the world has to respect it when we call dibs.
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>all this Fishipping
Bruhs what do you want to turn out like Neptune? The love of a good woman turned him from a god damned madlad into an old weenie. All Shirahoshi would do is dull Silver's fangs.


Also, not to metagame too much but there is the Poseidon problem.
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>>4969929
>spoiler
I think that might be a pretty decent part of the appeal.
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>>4969935
I get it and I think Silver would to but Fishy would also never ever ever unless something absolutely broke her and I couldn't live with that.
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>>4969929
Oh yea, I had forgotten about that one... Oh well, probably won't come up unless something terribad happens
>Looks at the Dragons potentially sending an army after us
>Looks at Big mom sending people while we are still on the island
But what are the odds of that happening?
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Okay. I'll think I might be able to run tomorrow. At least I'll certainly try.
>That's Wednesday 15:00 GMT folks
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>>4970002
>Shirahoshi loves Silver
>the kid who has challenged the world to try and kill him
>the TRIGGER warning on Shirahoshi
Oh god
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>>4969868
Isn't everyone flanderizing Siliver a bit? I'm pretty sure Silver is capable of solving things in ways beyond
just killing people, look back at Marcella's or Will's introduction arcs. Maybe being around Shirahoshi would do Silver some good, humanize him a little.
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>>4971003
There is too much to be done, no time to be human!
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>>4971003
Possibly, but I would make the differentiation of "being able to" and "Preferring to" because I think we can all agree that Silver enjoys violence and doesn't consider it something bad. I would say that Silver needs a reason not to reach for violence, rather then considering other options and choosing it, because in many ways he is defined, and defines himself, by his abilities to (violently) enforce his will upon the world, because in the end your ability to do violence is the final say in any argument.

But we don't kill indiscriminately, even if the WG would like to paint us as a mad serial killer who simply enjoys causing pain and suffering. Like doing something to someone who reminded him of his own childhood, in Decken's case. Threatening our crew like on Banderas, or Coopers brother.
But not like Hina, Sabo, Unigumo, the Kujas etc who just offered violence, a good time, and we never tried to outright kill them.I think that's an important distinction to make: Silver doesn't really kill people unless they give him the reason to, it's just that he doesn't share much common ground with most people when it comes to morality.
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"Captain Decken! Why you!"

"Huh. It looks like Silver wasn't in the mood to play around. Sorry Monk, looks like I need to clean up as well."

"Huh? Move shorty! I gotta save the captain!"

"Fish-man Karate Secret Technique: Buraikan!"

With a single punch Murray hit Wadatsumi so hard his eyes bulged out and he got sent flying far away. Gu couldn't help but laugh in his bubble as Jaws was standing there with his dumbfounded expression.

"AHAHAHHAHA! Well good luck finding that thing now!"

"I-I thought he'd be heavier!"

"It's a puffer fish Murray. When he expanded himself he took in a ton of water, y'know the thing you punch? And speaking of punching, I think it's time I finish preparing this fish-dish."
Toxin looked back at the giant angler fish he was meant to take out. Letting the dumb animal swallow him would be a surefire way to kill it but his bubble would need to be popped for that to work. So as his second option he activated the toxins in his body which produced the centipede like markings on his body.
"Hasshoken Secret Technique: Mukade Hitokuchi."
After receiving a kick to the gut the giant angler fish opened its mouth with foam and purple gunk flowing out of it as Toxin delivered the poison in his body and made it spread through the fish with his vibrations.

With both giant combatants taken care of the ammo knights could freely go about rounding up the Flying Pirates and once they were all in chains the hunting party could finally start its journey back to Fish-man Island. Fukaboshi, having changed his mind decided to board the Dauntless alongside his brothers. Meanwhile you're still sleepy, not unconscious but too tired to give a damn. Unfortunately it feels like this bed you're resting on is not your beautiful hammock but something very soft.

"Look! He curled up. How cute!"
Poke. Poke.

"Miss Shirahoshi I don't think that's a good-"
SMACK
"Oh dear."

You swat away something annoying and Shirahoshi got as close to experiencing stubbing her toe VERY HARD on a piece of furniture as a mermaid ever could. She's struggling to hold back both her tears and her snots, only managing to let out a pathetic "Ow".
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"We tried to warn you."
Ann continues her speech.
"Silver is rarely a pleasant sleeper. The boys can attest to that."

"Yeeeah. Big bro often wrestles us at night. It hurts. And we can't make him sleep in his hammock because if a big wave comes it would take him away and he can't swim."

Fukaboshi looks up and frowns. He thinks of the Flying Pirates tied up below deck and the Flying Dutchman which lies at the bottom of the sea split in two.
"To think a person like that would have such monstrous strength. I must admit I'm a little envious. Especially that strange technique where he expanded all his stamina at once."

"Come on brother I'm sure we could take him-la-ti-do!"

Finally you had enough and you start shouting.
"CAN YOU KEEP IT DOWN? I'M TRYING TO SLEEP!"
You turn back and try to bury your face in your bed but find it offering too much resistance.
"Hmmmm?"

"Good morning!"

You look up and finally realize what's going on. Shirahoshi was holding you in the palm of her hands all this time.
"Fishy? What happened?"

"You fell asleep. My esteemed brothers and your friends caught the rest of Sir Decken's pirates. We're heading back home."

"Ah. Good."
You lie down and try to go back to sleep.

"Erm. Sir Silver?"

"Just Silver. I work for a living."

"S-Silver... I just wanted to thank you. For everything. If it weren't for you I never would've been able to visit mother, or be able to breathe fresh air again. A-And... thanks for sparing Sir Decken."

>Why did you want that?
>Yeah. That was pretty dumb of you
>Ah. Neat. (go back to sleep)
>Other?
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>>4971106
>Ah. Neat. (go back to sleep)
you gotta get your 9 hours every day man
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>>4971106
>Why did you want that?
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>>4971106
>>Why did you want that?

"Come on brother I'm sure we could take him-la-ti-do!"
How 'bout you ask for a round or three then? Same rules as Sabo, no dying unless you want to!
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>>4971106
>>Why did you want that?
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You fools! You fell for the Otohime cognitohazard!
>writing
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>>4971147
Oh shit?
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>>4971147
Not our heckin' fangerinos!
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>>4971147
It's fine, considering the amount of brain damage we take on the regular it'l effectively be an amnestic
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>>4971147
It's worth it for the mermaid puss
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"You're welcome. But why did you want to spare that stupid octopus with a mustache?"

"A-Actually he's a type of sha-"

"Four legs. Octopus."

"A-Ah I see. W-Well I-"

"Do you like him or something?"

"N-No. I don't really like Sir Decken. In fact I really dislike him because he's a horrible person."

"Then why?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywHj4NMTDyY

"Because of what mother taught me."
You pause with your questions as you see Shirahoshi getting serious.
"Mom felt when others were in pain and she hated it. A-And I guess because she knew how they felt they always taught us to be good to others. She said if you hurt somebody or if they hurt you the same red blood will be shed. Sniff. So she asked us to not hate people. A-And I agree with her. Sniff. Because when I was locked in that tower with only Megalo to keep me company i-it hurt! Sob. I don't want anyone else to feel like that!"

"Hurt... yes, I see. Well, I'm going back to sleep. You got to get your 9 hours every day. Good night."

You lie down and roll on your other side so you don't face Shirahoshi. But the fact is that you can't even get a wink in. For the rest of the journey your eyes were kept open as you were lost in thought. Getting back to Fish-man Island offered nothing but relief as you could finally occupy yourself with something else. Shirahoshi tried to wake you up when you got back on land so you could meet King Neptune himself. Apparently the ammo knights traveling with you already informed him of what transpired and now he's here at the shore with plenty of knights and even more pedestrians who came to watch. After Ann made sure you look presentable you walked down and presented the king with your captives. Murmurings could be heard from all over the crowd as they spotted Decken in the flesh.

"Ahem!"
Neptune cleared his throat and everyone fell silent.
"Vander Decken IX. You've plagued our waters for a long decade, you terrorized the citizens of the island but above all you caused immeasurable pain to my children and myself, not as a king but as a father. Were it up to me you'd pay for your crimes with your very life. BUT! The laws of the kingdom dictate that you should be treated fairly and justly. So while I can not ever forgive your crimes they can not be ignored either. As the rightful King of this island I hereby sentence you for a lifetime of imprisonment. Men! Take him to the dungeon, shackle him with seastone and make sure he touches one of his cellmates for good measure!"
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>>4971171
Maybe silver aught to go with them for that, just saying...
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Decken starts screaming and shouting as he's dragged away. It fills you with immense pleasure seeing him that distraught but then he mentions how he doesn't want to loose his precious right hand which touched Shirahoshi and which he hasn't washed for ten straight years and it makes you, and everyone else in the vicinity cringe from disgust. Finally after his screams are no longer audible Neptune sighs and the immense tension you saw in him dissipates.

"Phew. Glad that's over with. Just looking at his mug filled me with rage! But thankfully there were plenty of people around. I wouldn't want children to see what I was about to do to him. I owe you my thanks pirates. I don't know what would've happened if I captured that vile Decken-jamon."

"Y-Yeah. Kekekeke!"
You give Santa a big thumbs-up as if you weren't about to rip the arm which he hurt Shirahoshi with a few hours ago.
"You're welcome Kingy!"

"If there is anything, and I do mean ANYTHING I could do to repay you for this great deed just say so-jamon!"

"ANYTHING?"

"Hoh hoh hoh! Anything! My family and I are in your debt!"

"Well then I want five hundred barrels of mi-"

But as you're about to say your wish Jaws pulls your hat over your eye and interrupts you.
"Actually we do have a wish you could grant King Neptune-"

"OY MURRAY! The fuck are you doing hogging the reward like that?! We all busted our asses getting it! It's only fair if we agree on it!"

But Murray simply shuts Marcella down with a quite mutter.
"Shut UP Marcy! Think of this as a gamble! If it works out they'll treat us better than the people of the Jade City! Just trust me!"

>Let Murray hog the reward
>"That's dirty Jaws! Remember? Everyone gets an equal share!"
>Other?
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>>4971193
>"Murray, is it something important? I don't mind giving up my share if you need this. Family should take care of eachother, right?"
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>>4971193
>>Let Murray hog the reward
Let's call it an investment
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>>4971193
>Well I got these friends, wink, who could really use a boat... Wink. A good one!
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>>4971193
>Let Murray hog the reward

I swear to god Murray, you're our bro but if what you ask for isnt as good as five hundred barrels of the best milk a king can demand...
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>>4971193
>>"That's dirty Jaws! Remember? Everyone gets an equal share!"
He has to discuss this with the crew.
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>>4971193
>"Oy Jaws, what are you doing? You better explain this real quick, my brains are already partially scrambled right now"
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>>4971193
>"What is it? I wanna know!"
WAIT, does this have something to do with Noah?
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Erm... most people seem to question Jaws so I guess that counts as not allowing him to hog it
>writing
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"Oy Jaws! What the hell? I don't mind sharing but you gotta tell us you know! Family and stuff! So please explain! Me brain not feely good now and I got my own thing to ask for! Like a boat. A good one."

"With all due respect Silver is right, but also his wish is bad."
Angel shuts you down.

"Why?!"

"Because you're an idiot. Most of those slaves are from the blues and we're at the Grand Line. Plus most of them aren't even sailors AND we're at the bottom of the sea. So unless you want to escort them back to Paradise they'd die. And even then they'd die later."
Marcella for once agrees with Hagetaka.
"But yeah Murray! This better be a good one!"

"Sigh. Really? You got to do this now? Fine!"
The burly fish-man pushes you away where none of the locals could hear you.
"Want to know my plan? We ask Neptune to throw a parade in honor of our achievement and the freedom of the princess! A festival big enough to accommodate the entire island."

"I think I get it."
Greki is stroking his beard.
"This is a trap."

"Yes. Decken was never the heart of the problem. And the only way to get to that is by drawing it out with something they can not ignore. That includes the entire royal family and everyone who'd openly show affection towards humans. Hody is nothing if not patient, he won't make a hasty move unless we give him a bait at least this big. And by gamble I mean once we take care of him there will be nothing in the entire island we couldn't claim for our own! Including the entire royal treasury! Or even the island itself."

"Whew."
Will whistled.
"I didn't get any of that."

"Don't worry Bullseye, me neither!"

"Sigh. We use wish to lure out even bigger baddy to beat him up for even bigger reward! Got it?"

"Ooooooooooooooooh!"
"Ooooooooooooooooh!"

>Okay that sounds rad!
>No. That's stupid. I want something else! (write-in)
>Other?
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>>4971266
>>Okay that sounds rad!
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>>4971266
>>Okay that sounds rad!
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>>4971266
>>Okay that sounds rad!
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>>4971266
>Okay that sounds rad!
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>>4971266
>Okay that sounds rad!
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>>Okay that sounds rad!
BIGGER reward?
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Awright. Unanimous decision!
>writing
And sorry about the awkward structuring of this segment. I wanted to provide you an out of the railroad. But now that we are here: ALL ABOARD
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>>4971296
Oh no I appriciate it, it makes perfect sense to demand an explanation before going along with it instead of accepting things, on everyone's behalf, blindly. Besides, Big party sounds big rad!
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>>4971296
I mean when you give us a deal like that who wouldn't take it?

And maybe this time we can kill someone!
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>>4971106
>"Erm. Sir Silver?"

>"Just Silver. I work for a living."

Absolute giga-chad.

Also I see what you were going for there spooky and I have to admit, you had me in the first half. Totally expected Silver to wake up on Shirahoshi's Hoshi-Hoshis
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>>4971309
Luffy is going to absolutely hate us in two years.
>Arrive at Fishman island
>Cool!
>It's all peaceful and shit
>"Ah yes, two years ago a pirate named Silver showed and took care of everything"
>God damn you Sisseeeeee!
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Low-key just read that as Sissel.
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"Yeah no, I'm okay with that. That's rad! Any objections?"

"No."

"Nope."

"I-I don't think so."

"Sigh. That reward better be fucking massive Murray! You hear?"

"Oh it will be, of that you can be sure."
Murray tries to calm down Marcella and then returns to King Neptune.
"Okay we talked things through and everyone agreed on what we'd ask of you."

"Then speak-jamon!"

"We want you to organize a great festival with a massive parade to honor us and celebrate the reclaimed freedom of your daughter!"

"Hmmmmmmmm. That doesn't sound half bad-jamon! Yes! I love parties and this IS an occasion worth celebrating! And I'm sure the citizens won't have an issue with us organizing a festival for our heroes like that!"

"Hero?!"

Murray shuts your mouth real quick.
"W-What he meant to say is that we're merely heavily contributing members of society! But it's still nice being appreciated for our efforts!"

"Heh. Good thing he's so dumb he can be lead on like that!"
Marcella chuckles.

"Yeah Bullseye, why are you so dumb?"

"I'm just going to ignore that."

"Hmmmm. Very well. Then you'll be celebrated as our "not-heroes". Does that sound better-jamon?"
You nod.
"Good! Then I hope you won't mind if I invite all of you to stay at my palace until we finalize the preparations. I think such a festivity will take quite a lot of planning to execute. Naturally in the meanwhile we'll extend more aid to your "friends" on board your ship. Consequences be damned, they deserve at least some hospitality!"

"Yeay! You're super nice King Santa!"

"Hoh hoh hoh! I know!"

With things settled you followed King Neptune back to his palace where he and his ministers got to work on organizing a day of merriment grand enough for his daughters return. Meanwhile you and your friends were treated as guests of honor with your own chambers, servants who look after all your wishes and everything you could ask of them. At the same time Neptune made sure that his knights would deliver much needed supplies to the 'refugees' mainly in the form of food and clothing. While inside the palace you mainly spent your time relaxing in the baths, stuffing your face or telling Fishy some stories about your adventures or the surface world in general.

The preparations are going swimmingly and by the looks of it the thing will be held tomorrow if nothing else happens. But as Neptune and his court are hard at work so is Jaws who got in touch with his brother and asked him if he's acquainted with other handymen, like coaters. You almost think about asking him what exactly his plan is but you're also quite busy, not that he'd tell you anyway since "You keep ruining any plan you're involved in". That man is no fun.

"Human-"

"Ah. Brofishy! 'Sup?"

"Not much. I've got some mail for you. I thought you might be interested."
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"Ah sweet! Are you a mailman?"

"No. It came with the rest of the mail for the palace. I decided to bring it to you because I wanted to talk with you. As did Father."

"Oh really? Who's it from?"

"All it said is that someone named "Dog" sent it. I did not open it so I don't know anything else."

You take the letter from him sure enough you can smell and hear Eliza on the envelope.
"Uh-huh. And what did you guys want?"
Deciding not to tear the letter open immediately since then you'd just ignore him and that'd be rude you decide to hear him out instead and THEN ignore him (most likely).

"Father asked to see you since he's almost done with preparations and because one of the organizers wishes to speak with you. It's Madam Shyarly, perhaps you've heard of her."

"Beeg fish but not as big as Fishy."

"Errr... quite. She helped with most of the organization of the festivities as well as the advertisement. Needless to say her assistance was invaluable."

"Yeah yeah. And you? Whaddaya want?"

"Well... I've been thinking about the day you defeated Vander Decken. My brothers kept assuring me that we could've done the same and I don't wish to doubt them. But something doesn't sit well with me. We've been practicing endlessly, day and night for ten years and still I feel as if I'm inadequate, especially when I recall your show of strength. If you'd allow me I'd wish to experience your strength first hand. I need to see the difference between us."

"Hmmmmmm."

>Open the letter
>That lady is Murrays friend. I should probably see what she wants
>Okay. You wanna throw down?
>Other?
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>>4971359
>>Open the letter
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>>4971359

>Open the letter
>one minute then we fightin
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>>4971359
>Open the letter
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>>4971266
>Okay that sounds rad!
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>>4971359
>>4971363
Supporting this, I want to go see Shyarly but she can wait a few minutes while we give this a read give the floow a weenie-wipe
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>>4971359
>>4971363
sure I'm down
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>>4971363
Support. Sis, then slam the fish.

Hopefully this wont end with him joining the psudo-harem, but considering our track record...
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>>4971363
I second this. Eliza first, throw down later...
But we really do have to respect big bro fish for wanting to get good and as they say: Violence is the best teacher! Or something like that. It worked for us.
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Eliza wins
>writing
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"Well it's good to see that you want to abandon your weenie ways. I can't promise much, only that it'll be awkward, embarrassing, it'll hurt and may not work. But by God's grace I'll try to not laugh at you I promise!"

"Err-"

"Anyway I gotta read this one first."

"Who is it from? A fan?"

"A friend."

"You have friends on the island?"

"Yes!"

"Hmmmm. You do seem to make friends rather fast. But does that have anything to do with the illegal entries?"

"Whaaaat? Nooooooo!"
You start whistling loudly and try to walk away but Fukaboshi keeps giving you a very serious look.
"Anyway let's see what Eliza wrote me!"

Hastily you tear open the thing and shut out everything else in order to focus on reading.
"Hey buddy. I heard the chum talk about you being at the palace so I figured I'd send a letter there. Anyway I'm just writing to tell you we're leaving the island. Things are heating up. Some idiot picked a fight with us so I had to aliven't him. I can't swipe much more of them under the rug without the feds noticing so we're packing up. I sent your slave boys and girls to your ship. Thankfully the fishfaces can't tell one human from another so they'll just think they got lost. Anyway if you wanna say goodbye meet us near the Fish-man District."
In place of a signature there is only the paw print of a dog at the bottom.

You crumple up the paper and look at Fukaboshi.
"I NEED TO GET TO THE FISH-MAN DISTRICT!"

"Erm... why?"

"NOW!"

"Alright alright! Where exactly?"

"I don't know. All I have is a drawing!"

You tear off the bottom half of the letter and show it to Fukaboshi.
"Noah? And an 'X' near it? Alright. I think I know where that is. Let's get to my chariot and I'll take you there."

"Thanks Fishbro! I promise to kick your ass good in return!"

"Hmph."
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Okay I think that's enough for today. Don't think I can squeeze in another post in the time I have left.
Thanks for playing! And have a good night! Next I'll try to run on the weekend. Don't know which day yet. Possibly Friday
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>>4971437
>Hody's lads picked a fight with Eliza
Well that wasn't very clever of them.. Sure as hell will get them riled up, and Silver pissed. It'll be one hellvoa party tho, I can tell you that.

Good night Spooks, thanks for running and for the laughs.
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>>4971442
Looks like we may not need the parade after all. Eliza really is the best sister a guy could ask for.

>>4971437
Thanks for the run Spooky.
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>>4971437
I like how most of Silver's transactions since coming here are for transportation and ass kickings.
>>4971444
Trips confirm, Onee-Chan is the best.
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You know I can't help but wonder what Toxin could do with a sample of Magelan's poison, or even better his devil fruit
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>>4972065
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idoYCVLh2qI
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>It puts the milk in the bucket or it gets the hose again
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"This place stinks..."

"We're on the very edge of the Fish-man Island proper. Barely any light reaches here and none of the heat. If we went any further than this then we'd be in the Fish-man District. I suggest caution."

As you walk the streets people run away or hide as you approach and everyone slams their windows shut. But they still feel the need to peep at you. Their distaste is readily apparent and you wonder if they'd jump you if Fukaboshi wasn't by your side. Probably they would. One of the more daring ones starts running and bumps into you. He doesn't even apologize and just tells you to watch where you're going before dashing off.

"I think you just got robbed."

You dust yourself off.
"Yeah this sucks. And I don't know where I'll get a replacement egg at this hour."

"What?"

"EWWWWWWW! THIS SMELLS ROTTEN!"
You hear a voice coming from behind.

"Kek. Anyway Brofishy what's up with this place? They hate you almost as much as they hate me."

"Do they? Well I suppose it's natural for the less fortunate to hate those who are better off than they are. Anyway we better not linger for too long. This way."
Fukaboshi leads you to some sort of a cave. According to the big fish it used to be a storage area but got a notorious reputation over the years as different groups of thugs kept occupying it. As such the merman was doubtful this is where your contact would be located. But as you're about to enter you feel something hit the back of your head. Upon turning around you see a small fish-man child who has a few more rocks in his hand.

"Get out of here you dirty human! Nobody wants you here!"
The boy prepares to hurl a handful of rocks at your bubble. If those hit you there is a chance they'll make the bubble burst and expose you to water but with Fukaboshi by your side you're not in too much danger. Looking around you see a few more children hiding nearby who are clearly with him but don't want to get involved.
"Eat this!"

This is probably the reason why Jaws didn't want you to come here in the first place. But here you are. And what he doesn't know about doesn't hurt him.

>Ignore the kid and keep going
>Threaten the child
>Throw a rock back at him
>Try to talk with the boy
>Other?
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>>4973751
>>Try to talk with the boy
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>>4973751
>Throw a rock back at him
Just make sure to miss, and give the lad some encouragement since he's clearly the bravest of the bunch...
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>>4973751
>Catch the next rock and crush it with your bare hand
This situation calls for a gentle touch.
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>>4973759
Imma second this
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>>4973759
I'll change my vote (>>4973758) to second this instead. Quite like it, now when you say "bare" hand do you mean the spooky scary hand?
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>>4973770
It probably makes the thing spookier, so why not.
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>>4973751
>>4973759
>>4973770

Supporting crushing the rock with the spooky hand, preferably just between our fingers
Then we can shakushi behind him and pat him on the shoulder for maximum pants-shittage
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>>4973751
>>Throw a rock back at him
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I was kinda expecting "dO It kILl the chiLD!"
But this is pretty good. Not telling a child how he might have done something wrong and why it's a bad thing "good" but good none the less
>writing
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>>4973783
...What did he do that's wrong?
Besides not being able to actually enforce views I mean.
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>>4973787
Throwing rocks at people? With the possibility of drowning them because humans can't breathe water
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>>4973788
Right, right I gotcha. A gun would have been much smarter, like a harpoon gun or something.
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>>4973792
Exactly. A shotgun is guaranteed to burst the bubble
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You stand there not doing anything, waiting for him to throw another rock which he does eventually out of frustration at which point you reach out with your prosthetic hand and catch it. As you leave your arm out like that you let the child get a good look at it before you approach him slowly. He's visibly terrified and unable to avert his eyes from your skeletal hand. Standing over him you raise your arm and start squeezing until a loud crunching noise can be heard.
"You lost this."

Opening your palm you let the dust flow out of it and the kid promptly falls on his butt in fear. As you stand over him motionless a couple other kids run in and escort the boy out while as they apologize to you. Satisfied with the results you walk back to Fukaboshi who just frowns.
"You seem to have a way with children."

"Yes. But it looks like you don't appreciate it."

"Was there really no better way than threatening him?"

"If he wasn't a willy he would've thrown another one at me. But he was and now he learned his place as a weenie and won't attack others. Think about that."

"Hmph. If it's okay with you I'd just rather take you to your destination."

Fukaboshi leads you inside the aforementioned warehouse and almost immediately he notices the obvious lack of filth. Not filth as in grime, there is plenty there but the place is not very lively. Obviously Eliza and her pals were busy cleaning up. And just as you enter you find the lady herself standing there, commanding her men to hurry up because she'd rather get out of here as fast as possible.

"Oy Cap'n!"

"ELIZA!"

You rush forward and leap in the air just as she turns around. She barely budges and wraps her arms around you.
"Ah there you are buddy. I was starting to think you wouldn't show up."

"Never! But... why are you leaving? Can't you stay?"

"Can't say I can. Attracted a bit more attention than I'm comfy with. And you know how it is. The sea calls, the pirates blood boils. I can't stand standing on stable ground for too long. Need the motion of the sea under my feet. And the New World never sleeps, you snooze you loose. So yes, I got all the reasons to go out unfortunately."
She wipes your face clean and gives you a quick little slap on both cheeks.
"Aw come on don't give me that face! Cheer up! When you're done messing around with the fish-faces the summit awaits. Find me there and it'll be like in the good old days! I promise I'll have a Buster Call ready for us!"
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But as you're trying to not look like a wuss in front of her you hear Fukaboshi clearing his throat behind you and Eliza turns her attention away from you. It almost makes you want to punch Brofishy in the face. Good thing he challenged you to a fight.
"And you might be?"

"I'm the prince of this kingdom-"

"Ah now I get why your mug isn't familiar. I don't memorize unimportant people."

"And you are the illegal entries into the kingdom."

"Naaaaah. That's the other group of humans two blocks down. You just missed them."

"Hmph. I'm not going to say you're under arrest for violating our laws but pray tell, how do you plan on getting out of the island? Entering I can understand but not only would you need to pass through two bubbles and a thick layer of air, if you reached the other side you wouldn't have any coating on your ship. So I suggest you don't put up much resistance when leaving through the front door."

"Psh. Bitch. Watch this!"
Eliza unveils a MASSIVE slingshot they apparently built to catapult themselves out of the island, then she walks up to her fully coated ship and touches the film of resin around the vessel. In an instant the thing receives a black sheen and she smiles.
"We're getting out of here Fishy. Whether you like it or not. Your defenses are not as air-tight as you think they are."
Fukaboshi couldn't see her coating the ship in Armament but he understands from her confident tone that she's serious about this.
"Anyway, come here little Silver. Let me just hug the shit out of you one last time."
She forcefully picks you up and the sound of your bones crunching can be heard in the entire cave.

>Please don't leave!
>Okay... Goodbye I guess...
>Next time I'll show you how big of a pirate I am!
>Other?
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>>4973828
>>Please don't leave!
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>>4973828
>I don't want to see you go, but i understand we both have our own adventures to go on. I just wish we could... hey, wait a minute! You have a den-den mushi, right? Let's trade numbers!
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>>4973828
>Okay... Goodbye I guess...
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>>4973831
She called us on the way to fishman island, we already did.
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>>4973828
Supporting >>4973831, also
>I forgot to tell you, the black widow lady says hi!
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>>4973828
>Next time I'll show you how big of a pirate I am!
>Oh yeah, the black widow lady says hi!
Forgot to edit my previous post, so I deleted it.
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A'ight. Silver won't be telling big sis he'll kick her butt when he gets bigger
>writing
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>>4973810
>"If he wasn't a willy he would've thrown another one at me. But he was and now he learned his place as a weenie and won't attack others. Think about that."
Big "Contemplate this on the Tree of Woe" Energy right here.
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>>4973828
>>Okay... Goodbye I guess...
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>>4973852
It should be a given we want to get stronger, and passing her up is just something we have to do.
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"Okay. Goodybe I guess. I don't want you to leave but we both have our adventures I guess."

"Thanks. I knew you'd get it."

Eliza releases you from her hold and returns to her duties as captain.
"Oh by the way. I met some nice old lady named Shakky. She had a message for you. It was "Black Widow says hello" I think."

"Shakky?"
For the first time you see Eliza pausing and as she turns back to you she looks jittery.
"W-What did you say? E-Erm where did you meet this Shakky?"

"At Sabaody."

"A-Ah hahaha. Okay! Hey! Muppet #35! Add Sabaody to the list of "No-go Islands"! Best steer clear of that one! Damn. And here I was hoping she kicked the bucket of old age."

"Are you sweating?"

"N-NO! This is just me getting pumped. Yeah! It's not like she'd kick my ass because I fucked up and almost got myself killed! That'd be super lame! HAHAHAHHAHAH! ALRIGHT MAGGOTS! Load the damn ship onto the sling! I want the Red Line between us and her ASAP! MOVE IT! MOVE IT!"

You wait there for a few minutes as they get prepared and give a final handwave as they do, which Eliza returns. Finally they activate their massive slingshot which breaks itself upon firing but it manages to send them through the two layers of bubble and into the great deep sea. Fukaboshi just watched this in disbelief and he began contemplating somehow finding a way to reinforce the natural defenses of the island. But that had to wait as it would be a bad idea to linger here for too long. So you returned to the Ryugu Palace where you decided to put things straight with Brofishy.

"Are you gonna tell your dad?"

"No. There is no point. Most likely someone saw them leave so he'll hear about it anyway. The details wouldn't make a difference. But we're even now."

"A'ight."

"By the way just out of curiosity who were they?"

"Eliza D. Silver. Pirate."

"Yes I assumed as such. She had an imposing look to her. Similar to yours but more intense."

"Makes sense. Her bounty is much bigger than mine."

"Really? How much is it?"

"Erm... Fifteen and a bunch of zeroes. I think eight? I forgot what it's called."

"O-One and a half-"
Fukaboshi was stunned.

"Helloooooo? Are you okay?"

"N-No. I think I need to lie down."

"Hmmmm. You know what helps me when I'm confused? Punching stuff. You wanted to fight right?"

"Huh? Yeah maybe I do need just that to take my mind off... whatever that bounty is. Now remember, I asked you to show me your strength. I wish to feel what Decken endured to know what kind of gap was between us. So feel free to hit me with all your might."

>Do as he asks and mop the floor with him
>Just give him a taste but don't hurt him
>Let him have a good fight
>Other?
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>>4973876
>Do as he asks and mop the floor with him
I don't want to break any bones or whatever, but enough that he realizes he's got a lot of growing to do. Some bruises and shit, make him sore for the next week or two.

In this weird family that's developing I'd say Shakky is the aunt who has your back, but lets you know when you fuck up.
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>>4973876
>Do as he asks and mop the floor with him
Well, he asked.
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>>4973876
>Do as he asks and mop the floor with him
I wanna be nice, but in the same time holding back here just feels rather disrespectful. If Fishbro wanna have a taste of our full might, we gotta do it right.
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>>4973876
>Do as he asks and mop the floor with him
I feel bad, but he did literally ask for it. And then we'l transform ... Do they have good doctors on Fishman island?
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>>4973876
>>Do as he asks and mop the floor with him
I kinda want to hold back but he has been constantly telling us not to, so oh well. Just hope we don't permanently maim him.
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Ooof. Time for a merman to have a reality check
Let's see how he does. This roll is more for Fukaboshi than you but it still applies

3d10+3 best of 3, dc 17, crit 22

>writing
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Rolled 6, 5, 1 + 3 = 15 (3d10 + 3)

>>4973904
buckle up, fishboy
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Rolled 8, 5, 8 + 3 = 24 (3d10 + 3)

>>4973904
RIP Brofishy, you were a weenie
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Rolled 5, 4, 7 + 3 = 19 (3d10 + 3)

>>4973904
Second crit.
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>>4973909
>This roll is more for Fukaboshi than you but it still applies
Rip Thulsa "Silver" Doom
He got fucking decapitated by fish Conan
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"Yeah okay."

"Splendid!"
Fukaboshi raises his trident and spins it around a little to show off his skill.
"Then let us be-"
But he stops when he sees your body strangely changing its shape until you grow so large the size difference between you becomes much smaller. He just stares at your bestial visage with confusion.
"What the?"

"Oh I'm sorry. You said "like you did Dickens" and "give me your all" so I couldn't decide which one you want. I chose the latter. Do you want me to go back?"

"You mean you still had strength to spare when dispatching him? That's, no. This is fine. I did say I want to feel it all. Come!"
Not needing any more encouragement you start running towards Fukaboshi.
"I thought I told you to give me everything! Draw your weapon human!"

He thrusts his trident forward but the color of observation lets you dodge it and you grab the staff with your leg. Grinning at him you raise your boney wing and clench it into a fist. His unwillingness to let go of his weapon meant he had to take your punch straight up. He tried blocking with his arm but that was precious little. As he got sent flying backwards not only did his head start bleeding but a rather large purple blot appeared on his arm as well. It may not be broken but it surely hurts. As he gets back up you toss his trident aside and he's looking at it intently.

"That... was not the same as on the ship."

"I don't feel like sleeping again."

"Ptoey. Fair. If that's your strongest then I'll accept it. Now allow me to retort!"
In lue of his weapon Fukaboshi pulled his arms back to try and overpower you with them.
"Merman Combat: Ultramarine!"

He thrusts his arms outward and a jet of water shoots out of it. Big enough to swallow you whole and perhaps strong enough to punch a hole through a ship this move is clearly dangerous. But it's also a very obvious decoy. He wants you to dodge it so he can go and retrieve his trident. You decide not to play along. Your body convulses again and you shift into the Turelim form and begin screaming. The soundwaves quickly start pushing back his water beam and Brofishy has no option other than dodging.

"Argh! If only I was in wa- Huh? HOW DID YOU GET BACK THERE?"

"Zephonim. And-"
You grab Fukaboshi by the tail as you shift again.
"Dumahim!"

The big merman doesn't know what to do once you have a good grasp of him and he has even more trouble thinking straight as you keep slamming him into the ground. To his credit he does seem to know how to fight as he's trying to protect his head as best he can but there is only so much that he can do. Eventually his guard starts slipping and you stop smacking him into things and walk up to him.
"You okay?"

"Argh my... everything. I never felt this bad even after fighting father. How do you have so much strength in that tiny body?"

Tap tap.
"I drink lotsa milk."
You say as you knock on your own chest.
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He looks up at you as you offer your hand and he takes it. Sadly he's looking pretty pathetic because during all that thrashing the bubble around his waist popped so he has to apply a new one. After he dusted himself off he took a good look at himself, especially his arm.
"Is it broken?"

"I don't know. Could be. But I think it's just a bad bruise."

"I was trying to hit you hard without hurting too bad. It's kinda hard since I usually don't have to worry about that."

"How does it look when you don't worry about the safety of your opponent?"

"Red."

"Ah. I... appreciate it. Yes attacking without killing intent is not an easy thing to master. But I'm glad you tried. Anyway I think I'm returning to my chamber and just... lie down. Hope the spinning stops."

"Get a bucket because you'll throw up if you lie down."

"Thanks for the warning."

Fukaboshi is escorted out by some quite terrified looking guards. As they leave you try to make yourself look presentable and ask one of the remaining knights to take you to King Neptune because you're curious how their preparations are going. When you get to the throne room you see him sitting on his fancy chair and talking very enthusiastically with Madam Shyarly and Jaws about some stuff. But as invested as he is Neptune still looks up when he notice you approaching.
"Ah Silver! We were wondering where you were."

"Got a letter from a friend. Then kicked the butt of your son."

"What did you do?!"

"Don't worry. If he wears a long sleeved shirt and puts on some make-up it won't be noticeable."

"Ah then it's fine. Can't have our family look unpresentable! This is going to be a big moment! After ten long years the Royal Family is finally free of Deckens terror!"

"That's what you're talking about?"

"Argue more like-"
Murray speaks up.
"Madam Shyarly made sure everyone on the island knows of the upcoming event. But she, the king and I have vastly different ideas as to how the initial parade should look."

"Yeah no offense Mister Jaws but what you're proposing is preposterous. Minimal budget on food and attractions? Maximum number of guards and security? And this route for the parade? It's all narrow alleyways and no open areas. Nobody will be able to see us and there won't be enough room for the people!"

"He's right you know-"
Shakky blows a puff of smoke at him.
"You have no sense of style eel boy."

"Urgh. Fine! Have it your way! But I'm not giving up our own float!"

"Come now! How would that look? The ones responsible for this joyous day deserve to share a ride with the royal family! Don't you agree Silver?"

>Yeah. I'd like to ride with the Fishy family!
>Nah. Jaws is right. I want my own car. With poker and milk!
>I don't care
>Other?
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>>4973969
>Yeah. I'd like to ride with the Fishy family!
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>>4973969
>>Shakky blows a puff of smoke
Run, Liz, run!

>Yeah. I'd like to ride with the Fishy family!
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>>4973969
>Nah. Jaws is right. I want my own car. With poker and milk!
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>>4973969
>Yeah. I'd like to ride with the Fishy family!

Hey Silver, you remember the plan right? To use this as a bait and lure out the baddie, right?
Yepp!
So we should stick to the plan, right, and make sure it works, right?
Nope! This seems way more fun!

Ah the best laid plans of eels and men.
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>>4973969
On the one hand it's bad because that means the Fishy family is in danger. On the Other hand it's fucking Neptune, his non weenie son, and his trying to be non weenie sons, all in one place defending their very much weenie precious fishy.

You wanna see a man fight his hardest? Put him between his kids and danger.

>Yeah. I'd like to ride with the Fishy family!
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>>4973969
>Yeah. I'd like to ride with the Fishy family!
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>>4973969
>Yeah. I'd like to ride with the Fishy family!
>Can i ride in fishy's hands?
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>Okay Silver listen up! We're getting to a delicate part so do as I-
>IMMA GO WITH DA BIG FISH!
>NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Kek
>writing
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>>4973975
God fucking damn it did I really write that? Fuck I did! Man I hate juggling so many names in my mind
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>>4974010
To be fair, if we wanted legitimacy riding with, and protecting, the royal family would be one way to really cement that relationship in the mind of everyone.
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"I wanna go with Fishy! Can I ride in her hand?"

"YOU FFFFFFFFFFF- Fine! Fine fine fine. HE may be okay with that. But the rest of us would greatly appreciate if we could get some space."

"Hmmmmm. Well the hero of the day is more than nothing I suppose. If you really wish then so be it-jamon. But don't feel threatened, if you change your mind you can still ride with us."

"No thank you. We like to... keep to ourselves. And you-"
Murray steps over and pinches your cheek.
"We'll talk about this later you little-"

"Okay! So anyway King Fishy is it okay if I hang out with her?"

"Hoh hoh hoh. Of course. Shirahoshi raising you up for everyone to see should send a good message so I approve! But now I suggest you all go and get some sleep. We got a big day coming. We should all prepare for it-jamon!"

"The king is right. I can provide you with outfits and make-up but there is only so much I can cover up. Well good night Silver boy. We'll meet tomorrow-"

As everyone departs you also return to your room. There is still a bit of time left in the day but after the stuff you did and with the parade coming up you'd much rather get some rest. But sleep never really comes for you, these big beds they provided for you are too big and soft and comfy and spacious, not at all like your shared sleeping area in the Dauntless. However as you keep rolling around in a vain effort to find a comfortable position to rest in you hear the door of your room creeping open and a presence entering. After a few moments you feel something big prodding your back.

"S-Sir Silver? Please don't hit me again!"

"If you don't stop poking I'll bite you instead."

"S-Sorry! Are you asleep?"

That annoyed even you.
"Yes... Sigh. What do you want Fishy?"

"I can't sleep."

"Oh?"

"M-My new room, or should I say my old room is way too... big. I'm not used to having so much space. It's cold and different, it feels like I'm out in the open. S-So I thought maybe I could... sleep with you? J-Just tonight! B-Because for some reason I don't feel afraid when you're around."

"Sigh. Fine. But this half is mine. You stay over there!"

"Yeay!"

She climbs into the bed which despite its massive size is comically small for her. So Shirahoshi ends up needing to curl up to fit on it, completely disregarding your previous demands. But for some reason you don't mind. She ends up taking your blanket but in turn you can use her hand as a cover. Not sure why but the physical contact as you clutch one of her fingers is making you feel better and apparently the same goes for her as both of you are in a deep sleep just a few minutes later.
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The next day you wake up much earlier in the morning than usual as you feel well-rested. You tuck in Fishy with your blanket as much as you can and go to get prepared. Your crewmembers are already up and about as they feel anxious about what's about to happen.

"Morning idiot. Slept well?"
Marcella glares daggers at you.

"Yeah. You?"

"Not so much. Y'know there is a reason why I picked the pirate business."

"Money?"

"No. Well yes but not only because of that. I like watching out for numero uno. Enough problems with that as is. Giving a shit about others is really not my thing. Keeps getting in the way of my beauty sleeps."

"Yeah and you can't really afford to loose those huh?"

"WHADDIDYA SAY?!"

"Calm down children."
Murray steps up and gives Marcy a cup of coffee.
"Especially you. You should be smart enough to know not to get mad at Silver. Anyway if it makes you feel better I'll take over latrine duty for a whole month after this in turn. I know it's a pain just bear with it a little longer. So before we begin there is something I want to talk about, specifically you Silver."

"Me?"

"I know we kept you out of the plan for the most part because... well you'd forget it. But there is something I'd like to ask of you. And it's very important since you'll be staying with King Neptune."

"Yes?"

"You should know that things may get hairy. But I must ask do NOT do anything you hear? Stay out of the fight until I get my shot at Hody. Can you promise that to me? Don't fight the Fish-men!"

>Okay.
>And let them get hurt? No.
>Other?
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>>4974072
Aw that's so cute.

Neptune'd kill us if he didn't understand that we have the sex drive of a fried salmon, but still cute.
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>>4974082
>Okay.
>Other?
But if it looks like shit's going south we WILL jump in. He gets his shot because we trust him and we know he's no weenie, but a captain does not let his crew fight while he sits on the sidelines when shit gets serious.
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>>4974082
>>Other?
>Are you calling dibs? Oh is it a grudge match?! Alright.
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>>4974082
>>Okay.
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>>4974082
>Okay.
>But if shit goes south, all bets are off. I'm not letting any of you die.
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>>4974072
>>4974082
"I don't feel afraid when you're around." oh that is unquestionably and unequivocally fucking adorable... And another entry in Sanji's great book of why I hate Silver.

>Okay.
But only as long as you guys don't get hurt.
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This seems to be a general "Okay" with some added flavor
>writing
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>>4974082
As long as no one we're associated with is going to get hurt I see no reason to step in.
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"Are you calling dibs or is this a grudge match?"

"The latter I'd say."

"Alright. But if you can't handle it and people would get hurt I'll start kicking asses. Yours included."

"I'm well aware. Thank you captain. Just be careful on your end and I'll be on mine. You'll know when you can step in."

"You sure?"

"I'll say it out loud."

"Good."

"Alright everyone! I hope you're all ready! This is going to get nasty! Sister is everything ready?"

"I worked on them all night but I think they turned out well."

After smiling Jaws dismissed the meeting and you got to doing your own stuff. You waited for the royal family members to show up and once they did things proceeded fast. Everyone was guided to their own rides and the long line of floats descended on Fish-man Island proper with the greatest fanfare the palace could muster. Confetti, fireworks and music filled the air in the entire island as the festivities began. As you sat on Shirahoshis shoulder it looked like you were descending from heaven itself to grace the masses with your presence. It's a bit gaudy but you could get used to the attention itself. When you touched down on Gyoverly Hills the built in loud-speaker mushis fired up and began to broadcast King Neptunes speech.

"My beloved subjects! It's been more than ten years since that tragic day when the Queen passed away and my precious daughter was locked away. But thanks to the assistance of these surface dwellers you will no longer be robbed of my daughters presence! Please welcome back Princess Shirahoshi!"

Fishy is nervous but tries her best to wave at the flowing crowd as it passes by. The people down there seem pretty excited about this. Naturally it's been more of an open secret that the princess is free to go about finally but it's good to finally get some confirmation. But most likely they are probably just here for the eye-candy, which is also fine. You however do not share the enthusiasm of neither the plebeians nor the nobles as you pick up something. Even through the blaring of trumpets and the cheers of the people it's still easy to make out voices of dissent, rage and hatred. There are innumerable shadows moving within the crowd and they are eager for blood.

At first it's very hard to make out their movements because they start out slow. But they quickly gain momentum. A few hushed words turn into shouts and threats, the carefully timed explosions which were muffled by the fireworks are now heard and felt as the ground quakes and the joyful shouts of the crowd is slowly but surely taken over by screams. Jaws was right. They did act quickly
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Panic spreads quick and the crowd breaks up as people start running, even though most of them don't know why.
"What is going on-jamon?"

"I don't know father! Ammo knights report! Ammo knights come in! This line is silent, I'm switching to another one!"

"Sir Silver-"

"Fishy remember what you said yesterday? Well I'm here now!"

Fukaboshi tries contacting another group of knights and finally get through but what he hear does not please him.
"My prince! We're under attack! Please evacuate immediately! They are armed and organized! They are- OH GOD!"
The line cut off.

But the princes and the king had little time to worry about that as the chain of explosions finally finished and the skies above you were filled by mermen wielding various weapons, including firearms. One of the knights who were on the ground runs up to your float.
"King Neptune! They cut off all our escape routes! We can't run or fly away!"

"Who-jamon?"

"That would be me."
You hear an unfamiliar voice coming from the front. Finally the one you were told so much about shows himself.
"It's so good to finally make your acquaintance King Neptune."

"Who... Hody? Hody Jones?"

"In the flesh."

"You-jamon! What is the meaning of this? You used to serve as one of my knights! What are you doing?"

"Serve? You old fool. I never served you or this island. I simply joined your army to earn some combat experience, that's all. After I learned all I wanted I quit. But if it's any consolation we've been planning this way before that. Allow me to introduce ourselves: We are the New Fish-man Pirates. And we're here to remove you from the throne you useless, old fool. The Fish-man race suffered your weakness for long enough. It's time for us to reclaim what's rightfully ours Jahahaha!"

"MEN! KILL THIS TRAITOR!"
Fukaboshi shouts and the ammo knights obey. Since they are on dry land they can make use of firearms and attempt to shoot down Hody who's just standing there out in the open, surrounded by his loyal followers. What happens next really makes your eyes open as he reaches to the side and lifts one of his own men in front of himself to block the bullets. As his subordinate is riddled with bullets he just lets out a chuckle and drops him on the ground.
"Y-You bastard! You'd sacrifice your own men like that?!"

"Of course. We all came here ready to sacrifice our lives for our goal. Victory can not be achieved without some sacrifice after all. Jahahahah!"

"Fine! Then let's see you lay down your own life! RYUBOSHI! MANBOSHI!"

"YES BROTHER!"
"YES BROTHER!"

The three brother charge the shark but you have a bad feeling about this. Fukaboshi hasn't fully recovered from the thrashing you gave him. And the results are as bad as you predicted. Hody manages to fend them off on his own and pushes the brothers back. While neither side sustained any injury from their brief bout it's clear that at the very least Hody can keep up with all three of them.
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>>4974017
Don't worry spooks, they're easy to confuse. When Shakky was first mentioned this thread I was confused as to why a Mermaid fortune teller would send that message and why Eliza would be scared of her until I reread it.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb8QxjR_kGc

"Is that all? Jahahaha! I can't believe we trained all our lives for this. The three greatest warriors of the nation? What a joke!"
Hody walks up to a building and puts his palm to its walls. With a simple grip he makes the whole thing crumble before him.
"Three amateurs who clearly never drew a drop of blood in their lives. Laughable!"

"D-Damn it! If I wasn't so reckless yesterday-"

"It's not your fault brother-do-re-mi! Just hang back with father and let us take care of this! It will be difficult but we'll dispatch this traitor with utmost haste!"

"No-jamon!"
Neptune gets down from the float, radiating with pure rage.
"Get back my son. I won't let scum like that threaten my children! You want a bloodied warrior Hody? I'll show you what that means as I repaint the streets with yours!"

"Jahaha! Give me your best shot old fool. See what happens!"

"Merman Combat!"
Neptune pulls his arm back like hi son did yesterday. Except he doesn't use the moisture immediately available to him. The water within the pipes of the city burst and as if it came alive all the liquid rushes into his hands. That thing is going to flay Hody alive!
"ULTRA-MARINE!"

The wave washes over Hody and blows the people around him away even though they were not hit directly by the attack. The great beam continues blowing in that direction for a good twenty seconds before it starts to fade but when it does Hody is standing right where he was only a little more wet than before. He laughs in the great trench the attack dug into the street.
"Twenty years ago that may have been impressive old man but you're clearly past your prime now!"

"Curses... h-how? What is that tenacity?"

You notice another subtle change in Hody as he's laughing. His eyes turned red. Maybe from his bloodlust? Whatever it is he's way stronger than he was a couple moments ago, to the point that you think he could handle the two brothers with his arms tied. All three if he could use his arms. Was he holding back this much? No. You don't think so.

"Now then... let the fun begin! SEABEASTS!"
You look up at the sky and see the same gargantuan sea creatures that welcomed you when you arrived at the island. Except they are looking mighty angry.
"Neptune family... if you don't resist I won't order the animals to tear you to shred here and now. No, your execution needs to be public! So do a I say and you'll live a couple more minutes jahahaha!"

You're getting mighty pissed and turn around to look at Murray for his supposed "signal". But the only thing you see back on their float are a bunch of decoys in their image made out of spider silk.
"CAPTAIN HODY! The humans are not here!"
One of the fish-men shout.

"Bastards ran away? Oy! You, human! Where is the rest of your ilk?"
You shrug.
"Tch. Fine. Chain them all up men! We'll hunt them down and do the execution then!"
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And I think I'll end things here for now. The following segment will require more focus than what I have available right now. But I hope it will be worth the wait.
Anyway, have a good night!

>>4974206
Yeah I feel you. Those are so similar and I had to write about them so close to one another my brain mixed them up
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>>4974214
>"Tch. Fine. Chain them all up men! We'll hunt them down and do the execution then!"

Jaws you better hurry the fuck up cause I don't think Silver's gonna hold back for much longer.
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>>4974220
I daresay Silver is absolutely vibrating with anger at the mention of being chained up
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>>4974214
Jaws is really taking his time with this one, huh? Hopefully it's worth the wait.
>>4974219
Thanks for the run, looking forward to next time!
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>In an SBS, a fan asked Oda if Hody had two penises because sharks have them, and Oda responded that yes, Hody has two penises.
this is a target rich environment
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>>4974214
He used the C word near Silver....he is going to regret that.
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>>4974206
I did the same thing
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>>4974219
Thanks for running, when will be the next update?

>>4974239
Lmao let's uppercut both
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>>4974214
Thanks for the run Spooky, was a good one!
Really liked Eliza's plan, it was legitimately clever and felt appropriately 'her'.

>Chain them all up men!
Aw, why'd you have to go and ruin Jaws' plan like that? I mean "I'm gonna tie you up and kill your friends/your royal fishies" isn't exactly anyone's idea of a good time but that's basically the only two nerves Silver has (that I could think of) that you could possibly push.
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So I was thinking, I know bad sign. But the following segment is going to be kinda long, kinda not very Silver-centric. So I'm thinking about doing a few "solo" posts. Thoughts?
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>>4974748
Sure! I'd love to see the crew getting some time in the limelight, and if you have a story you want to tell then please do.
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>>4974748
I'm down for that. Got to spread the love after all and this was more Jaw's fight than Silver's in any case.
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>>4974748
I know not everybody's a fan but personally I always enjoy alternate PoV's, so I'd say go ham.
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>>4974748
You have my full support in this.
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>>4974748
Sure, I'm down for that.

>Hey, weren't we gonna kill these guys?
>Yeah, we were, but once we slapped the chains on all of them, this human here started smiling really creepily and bleeding from his eyes, like he was trying really hard not to kill us--yeah, I know, ridiculous thought, but there's just something really, REALLY off about this guy.
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>>4974748
Go for it, chief.
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>>4974922
>inb4 we have to roll to not set off a Silver Style attack because Silver's suppressing so much rage he started vibrating
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>>4975087
>>4974922
At that point I'd be more worried about Parley wiggling out of its holster and blowing someone to bits
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>>4975101
Man that would be awesome. Parley is such a cool weapon, I love how Spooks really shows it's absurd destructive power
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>>4975190
Yes, yes it is... And that's also why my heart damn near stopped when Decken just *tanked* Parley, the first thing, including buildings! so far that hasn't been wrecked by that beautiful little monster of ours.
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>>4975310
Well I wouldn't say tanked per se seeing as it blew a fist-sized hole through him, but yeah he took it by far the best of all the enemies till now.

Absolutely nothing will be able to ignore it once we learn to give it armament though, remember what it did to the Kujas' arrows and imagine that kind of increase in destructive power for Parley. Free explosive bullets get
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>>4975976
Its more like a two handed Howitzer, with the power of 20 other Howitzers fused into it.
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>>4974214
>Chain them all up men!

That... that is not smart thing to say around Silver. Guy will rather die than wear the chain again.
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>>4976068
>Two-handed
That's weenie talk and you know that, we dual wield this shit

The Howitzer comparison is actually pretty good though
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Neptune and his sons get surrounded by Hodys henchmen and his gargantuan beasts, all of whom have the same red eyes and ferocity as he does. Despite putting up a good fight and resisting till the bitter end they simply can not fend off so many enemies at once as the New Fish-man Pirates just keep pouring in from the streets. They eventually get tied up in heavy chains much to Hody's satisfaction.
"Good. Good. Keep it up! That look suits them!"

As he's laughing to himself five more fish-men show up, but these ones stand out from the chaff. Must be his officers.
"Kye kye! Captain Hody! Our men are rounding up the plebians as we speak! They are being herded to us right now! We can start soon!"

"Unfortunately not everyone will be able to see the spectacle-much! So we installed some den-den mushis so they can hear it-much!"

"It's fine. The message is what matters. Besides it's more fitting that only a privilidged few gets to witness history with their own eyes. Jahahaha! Now listen up men, finish tying up the princess and the human so we can take them to the stage! Hmmmmm?"
Suddenly Hody stops as he looks at the princess, more specifically you. Judging by his surprise he must've been focusing on the king and his children up until now.
"Hooooo? Well this is a surprise. Cavaliere Silver in the flesh. Don't tell me you're friends with these worthless maggots. Talk about letdown. And here we considered ourselves your fans. Your slaughter of the Celestial Dragons was "inspirational". Guess we have to reevaluate our opinion of you. No matter, you'll still nicely fulfill your role as our attack dog. You'll just have a shorter leash and a muzzle!"

Shirahoshi whose shoulder you're sitting on is mortified both because of what she heard about your actions on Mary Geoise and because she can clearly hear your knuckles crackling as you struggle to not form a fist right now. Every part of your body as well as every part of your psyche is ordering you to go and rip this guy apart in a most gory display and you REALLY have to fight the urge to do so, to the point that you can not afford to talk because if you do you might unconsciously go on a rampage. Jaws will be cleaning latriens for the rest of his life for SURE after this. Luckily for you your ears start twitching just as the innocent bystanders are herded into the square you're in.
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The ones who were meant to chain you up decide not to because Hody doesn't seem to worry too much about you or Shirahoshi and so he instead changes their orders. Now what they are meant to do is carry pictures of the deceased queen Otohime and force the citizens to step on them as some sort of sick appetizer for what is to come.
"HODY! YOU BASTARD! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!"

"Know your place you washed up old fool and watch. We're about to find out who is and isn't a dirty human sympathizer. Those that refuse to step on her image will be executed on the spot. Naturally they could swallow their pride and step on her even if they supported her dream. So that's why we'll do a more thorough cleansing once we break into your palace and find the signatures of all those who signed her vile petition! You could say this is just a little warm-up! Jahahaha!"

"MOTHER! I'LL KILL YOU FOR THIS HODY! I SWEAR!"

"Shut up."
Jones smacks Fukaboshi and his brothers so hard he almost knocks them out.

As this display is going on the royal family and their retainers are looking at you with desperate eyes.
"Human... why? Why aren't you doing anything?"

"I'd also like to know that... but we're about to find out."

Suddenly the noise you picked up earlier arrives in the form of a black ship falling out of the sky. The Dauntless lands without any grace and embeds itself in the roads of the city. The bubble covering her pops and the people riding her become more clearly visible. Murray steps on the railings and looks down at the confused crowd.
"Sorry for the delay. Flying turned out to be harder than anticipated."
He jumps down onto the ground and starts threatening people.
"Now nobody move!"

The cannons of the Dauntless start taking aim, as in all of them. It sounds like from the voices on the ship that the slaves you rescued felt obligated to help and now are manning the weapons of the ship. Good to know. But it doesn't look like these Fish-man Pirates are impressed at all, heck they don't even really care. As soon as they recover from the mild surprise of a nautical vessel dropping out of the sky they start looking at Jaws himself.
"Well I'll be... If it isn't Murray! Look everyone, the runt has returned! JAHAHAHAHA"

"KYE KYE KYE KYE!"

"MUCHY-HY-HY-HY!"

"HAHAHAHAHAH!"
"HAHAHAHAHAH!"

"Oh this is too good to be true. Tell us you filthy traitor, what gave you the balls to show your disgusting mug on this island again?"

"He's come for your head."
A voice can be heard echoing from the crowd.

"Madam Shyarly? You are Arlongs sister. What do you have to do with this scum?"

"She's the reason why I'm here and not dead in a ditch because of you Hody."

"So... you came back for revenge? Jahahah! You were always a failure Murray but this is embarrassing even from you. If you didn't notice we're in the middle of a takeover right now. So how about you return to the surface where you belong you dirty human-lover? Don't worry we'll catch up to you soon enough!"
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>>4976340
Oh damn Hody is gonna get such a slow and dragged out beating
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>>4976340
As the resident sanjifag, got any eyebrow or name centered predictions based on the latest chapter?
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>>4976315
>>4976340
Hody you lying, two-faced piece of shit the only way this could be worse for you is if we could forge your soul into a butt plug for the okama in Impel Down to pass around.
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>>4977026
Predictions? No. Only fears.
I'm afraid of the retcon. If Oda suddenly comes out and says he was a mutant all along that will be bad. If Judge fucked with his Raidsuit to alter Sanji in some way that I'd accept. Just please don't let Diable Jambe be his modification
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>>4977225
So many people can just do fire shit it's weird for this to even be brought up.
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>>4977232
When buzzwords like "Judges son", "Enhancement" and "My body feels weird after using the raid suit" I think it's justified to worry
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>>4977235
Oh no you're right there. I mean the whole thing about a lineage of royal fire people or whatever. If it's a thing that only they have fire powers then someone from them went on a fuck frenzy around the world some time in the past or something.
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Awright I should be done now. I think about 3 more posts are coming in to round this out. After that we'll continue with a proper thread.
I think on Wednesday it should be good

>>4977243
Oh... So some people claim he's a Lunarian? I admit I haven't heard that before. Mainly browse the /a/ threads occasionally for memes and not theories because aside the funnies it's 90% autistic shit in there
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>>4977248
EVERYONE who has ever used fire is now theorized to be a Lunarian. Luffy, Kin'emon, fucking Pearl from Krieg's crew is theoretically a Lunarian.
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>>4977252
>Pearl to be the descendant of an ancient lineage of godlike people who are most likely hunted by the Government confirmed 100%!!!!!
Kek
Are they all ignoring the fact that King also has functional wings?
How about Daruma? He combusts on his own once. Ace? He used fire a lot. O-Or Sabo! He uses fire as well and has blonde hair and japs believe moon people have blonde hair! MIND BLOWN!
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>>4977253
>Daruma
God said he would then pleasure himself with that fish
>Ace
>Sabo
Well they have a fruit... wait.
Is the Mera Mera no Mi not a Devil Fruit...
...but a Kami Fruit?
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"Ah yes, you and your great crusade against the surface. How do you plan to do that? With what army?"

"I'm glad you asked!"
Hody takes out his transponder snail and starts speaking into it which catches Murrays attention.
"Form up men! It's time to show the world our strength!"
People start flooding the plaza and surround the Dauntless from all side. They are so densely packed they look like the biggest can of sardines you've ever seen.
"Behold! 70.000 strong including the 10.000 human slaves we've managed to capture so far and the 60.000 who share in our hatred of humans! Once we're done here our numbers will swell as the faithful no longer have to hide their true feelings and we can begin our assault of the surface where we subjugate each and every one of those air breathing dogs!"

The snail in Hody's hand transmitted the whole thing, prompting a heartfelt roar from his army. They are pumped, not counting the slaves of course. But Hodys confident smile quickly disappears as a fishing hook flies at him and snatches the snail from his hand.
"GOTCHA! Here you go uncle!"

"Thank you William."
Murray catches the snail and smirks as he raises it to his mouth.
"Alright Hody. I see you've been busy. But tell me. How many of these "faithful" actually know your plans? Are they privy to all your dirty little secrets? Did you tell them your goals or did you goad them into following you with some vague excuses like avenging Fisher Tiger or fulfilling Arlongs dream or perhaps making the fish-man people the greatest there are?"

"What the hell are you getting at?"

"Let us go through those one by one shall we? Your childhood hero Arlong who dreamt of subjugating the surface, what happened to him? He was beaten by a human. Fisher Tiger the one who was denied blood by humans? A lie. Ask any of the Sun Pirates and they'll tell you what really happened. Tiger died because he refused to accept blood transfusion from humans! And your national pride? Your own kind lay dead before you because you used them as meat shields! No, those are not the reason for your fight, there IS no reason for your hate! All of this you're doing just because you hate humans!"

There is a pause then laughter erupts from Hody like a volcano.
"And what's wrong with that? Is that not enough? What do motivations matter if our goal is noble? It's true! I admit it! Making the humans pay for what they did is enough for me! Everything else is just a bonus!"
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"Pay for what they did? Pay for what? Come on Hody tell us what your reason for hating them is! What did the humans EVER do to you? I'll tell you! NOTHING! You were never subjected to discrimination! They never hurt you! But you hate them! You hate them because that's all you know! That's all that you are! Pride in being a fish-man? A brighter future for our kind? You don't CARE about any of that! All you want is shedding blood! But it doesn't matter if you win or loose! Humans or Fish-men dying out is all the same to you! Because you're afraid! You fear the world where there is no hate between the two races! Your life would have no meaning! That's why you did what you did! THAT'S WHY YOU KILLED-"

"ENOUGH!"
Hody finally jumps into action and after disappearing from sight he smacks Murray in the face hard enough for him to spit up blood.
"You really want to kill us all you crazy bastard?"

But rather than dying as Hody intended Murray starts slowly tilting his head back and pushing Hodys fist away. This act alone is almost as shocking to Hody as the fist to the gut he received a moment later. As he's sent flying back Murray spits up the remainder of the blood in his mouth and continues speaking.
"That stung. Glad your Fish-man Karate is as lousy as ever or that would've been dangerous. Now where was I? Oh right... The part where you are the one who killed Queen Otohime!"

A profound silence falls on the plaza, like the one after someone smacks a big drum. The citizens were already unnerved by the things Murray said but now even Hodys own men seem a bit shaken, or at least some of them are. Hody meanwhile is staring at not Murray, not his own men but at Shirahoshi.
"Ja-Jahahaha! What a nice story Murray! But do you believe anyone will buy that? Plenty of people saw that it was a filthy human who killed the Queen! And as detestable as she was the only thing worse than a human-lover is a human itself. I mean look where that love of hers got her! All she got from the humans was a shot through the heart!"

"I-It's true-"
Shirahoshi spoke up and you immediately turn to her as does everyone else.
"A year after Mothers death Megalo told me. He saw you do it. You paid that man to burn the signatures mother collected for her petition and during the chaos you shot her, then blamed it on the human."
After gathering up the courage to speak there wasn't a hint of her usual cowardice. She's serious. And judging by her long-winded speech she had a lot of time to think about this.

"S-SHIRAHOSHI! You KNEW?! Why?! WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL US?"

"Because father... I knew how you and my esteemed brothers would react. You would've hunted him down and killed him."

"YES!"

"B-But that's... that's not what... what mother asked!"
Now she finally started crying.
"We promised! We promised her we wouldn't hate the person who did it! She asked us to forgive! I don't want to hate! And I don't want you to hate either!"
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King Neptune is devastated by this but his sons are even more so. They have a hard time comprehending how Shirahoshi could keep such a thing from them but deep down they understand. Despite their best efforts and despite the promise they made it's clear they still hated the one who killed their mother and all humans by extension. And that hate blinded them. Meanwhile Shirahoshi had to keep everything bottled up for almost ten years.

But this revelation shook the place. Now that the Princess herself confirmed it Hodys men are getting rowdy. They had no idea and some of them are not okay with this but there are plenty more who are, after all she was a human-lover they say. So the ones still on-board peer pressure the rest back in line but their morale just tanked a whole lot. And Hody doesn't like this, though he seems relieved for some reason.

"Murray you bastard! I knew letting you get away was a mistake! Allow me to rectify that you filthy TRAITOR!"

The two finally go at each others throats with Hody firing these things called "Shark Arrows" with his karate. They would be deadly against weaker people but against someone of roughly equal strength they seem to be more focused on causing pain rather than dealing damage. Murray guards against them and takes it but it allows Hody to close the gap so he's within striking range with his trident. At this point you realize that Murray doesn't have his anchor on him. He parries a stab with the back of his palm before going in for a punch. He hits Hody in the jaw who retaliates with his own strike and the two begin a slug-fest. After exchanging a few blows it's apparent that the two have similar physical builds but there is one key difference between them.
"Fish-man Karate: Ipponzeoi!"
Murray is more skilled.

Grabbing Hody by the collar bone Murray throws him in the ground which makes everything in the vicinity rumble. Hody gasps but quickly gets up to keep fighting. He throws a feint with his trident before abandoning it and biting Murray in the shoulder. The wet and crunching sound is intermingled with Hodys giggling.
"How's that Murray?"

"My name-"
Murray grabs Hody by the nape of his neck and forcibly pulls him off.
"Is Jaws."
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And with a devastating punch to the gut the shark fish-man is sent flying. As he's tumbling backwards he's leaving a red line on the ground and once he lands you see the reason why. Where his tattoo used to be now there's only blood and exposed muscle as Jaws pinched his skin between his knuckles when he punched Hody. His tattoo now looks eerily similar to the mark of the Sun Pirates, you think Jaws did that intentionally. Now the leader of the New Fish-man Pirates is writhing on the ground and making sounds similar to a squealing pig. His men get worried about him but when they ask if he's okay the shark punches them in the face and starts frantically searching his pockets. He withdraws a handful of pills (about ten) and swallows them all at once. Within moments his shrieking stops and it looks like even his wound closed. But now he has a pair of red eyes full of rage and hate.
"Heh. Is that all? I don't even feel a thing!"

"HODY!"
Neptune roars up.
"What did you just do?! Is that-"

"Of course it is you fool! Who do you think stole that 'treasure' of yours? I did just before leaving!"

"You have no idea what you're doing! That was never meant to be consumed by anyone unless the island would be destroyed!"

"Yeees hide behind your cowardice all you want Neptune! But we aren't as pathetic as you! We do not fear to use such a weapon! And we'll burn the world with it!"

Jaws shakes his head.
"Forget him king. He lost his mind. Not that he had much before. But this is a problem. I could've easily handled him before. With that drug it would be... difficult."

"That's right! Run away Murray! Know your own powerlessness and run like you did before you traitor jahaha!"

"Run? No, I'm done running. I can never undo the things I did when I was in your crew-"
Jaws then grabs his Hawaiian shirt and rips it off in one swift motion. As he turns around you finally understand what was the favor he wanted to ask from Jinbe.
"But I will carry that burden with me as I walk the path towards the Sun! For I am Jaws of the Silver Pirates! AND WE NEVER STOP!"
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And this is where we will pick up with our favorite, massively autistic boy later
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>>4977272
>Jaws got to sail on the sun
FUCKER
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>>4977277
what the FUCK how could he hide something like that from us?
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>>4977279
>Erm yeah. The favor I asked from Jinbe is a ride to the sun. It was pretty fucking rad. We had icecream. Shame you couldn't be there. This is what you get for cucking the entirety of fishdom out of that prime gigapussy you little twink-ass faggot
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>>4977026
The fuck is this doppy cuk shit, and why are the allowed to get away with stealing Usops likeness?
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>>4977270
Silver should just be snapping and skinning Hody alive right now.
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>>4977288
>only noticed Usopp
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>>4977304
I saw Nami and Robin as well. Don't know who else might be there. The horrendous art is hurting my eyes
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>>4977304
Everything else in that picture was so wrong, I am sure I missed something. Usopp was just the best drawn.
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>>4977272
Well that was a treat and a half, sounds like you had good fun writing that up Spooks.
But yea, good shit... Jaws saying that's his name, oh the implications!
>And the Silver Pirates never stop.
Curious choice of words there. I like it.

>>4977285
So since we've literally slept with the fishy and survived, does that mean we're immortal now?
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>>4977304
WAIT! WAIT!
>Franky House
>Sanji Seafood
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>>4977308
There's also the Franky House shit in the middle square.
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>>4977311
>Not noticing Nico Robin and Nami on the beach
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>>4977314
>>4977308
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>>4977315
In my defence I was writing my post when that showed up, but fair is fair and mea culpa. Statement retracted
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>>4977311
Anyways, obscenely bad art aside, when is Silver going to be told the magic words he is aching to hear?
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>>4977310
>Well that was a treat and a half, sounds like you had good fun writing that up Spooks.
Actually I was on a caffeine binge sweating how to write the dialogue without it sounding like shit in my head. All that dialogue, all those points to get across. It's fine in a mango with pictures. But in text for it can be quite dry. So I hope it wasn't too shit

>So since we've literally slept with the fishy and survived, does that mean we're immortal now?
Wat?

>>4977318
>Magic words
Erm... free milk?

>>4977295
Yea but he was asked nicely and he keeps his word. Even if he has to chew off his own face to do it
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>>4977322
You know, "sleeping with the fishes" means you're dead. But we did that, and we're alive.
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>>4977318
Eliza's Captain is going to buy hime a nintendo switch?
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>>4977324
Noooo
>>4977322
>Erm... free milk?
Not yet. I was thinking more along the lines of, Get em Silver!
>Yea but he was asked nicely and he keeps his word. Even if he has to chew off his own face to do it
Jaws better be grateful for Silver's restraint. His stabbing hands are making ver convincing arguments, and his boney grabber is leading the charge for cursed brutalizing.
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>>4977322
>free milk?
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Man on one hand the usual thing of each crewmate taking on an enemy would be nice for the rest of his gang but on the other hand Silver just tearing the them in a matter of minutes the moment he's told to let loose would be fucking iconic
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>>4977322
Wasn't shit at all spooks. Enjoyed every bit of it
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On my newest hunt for memes I was reminded of this gem
>100babies
>or half a Silver
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>>4978129
Ooops forgot the pic
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>>4978129
>>4978131
>captcha: GGRYN
Well, I am grinning right now.
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>>4978131
....4chan never changes. It may have new niggers, troons, glowies, and other assorted trash. But it never changes.
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>>4978131
imagine...
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>>4978131
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Alright ya scallivags! I hope you didn't forget we be running today!
It be time to pound that tuna!
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>>4979033
Behold, I have found a pic that perfectly encapsulates Silver
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>>4979033
>It be time to pound that tuna!
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>>4979033
Hells to the yes!
Can I just say that I've enjoyed this arc quite a bit so far, and that its a way better narrative then OP for one simple reason: Agency.
Silver: Decken has done something I object to on a moral level, we're gonna do something about that!
Murray: I want to leave my home better then I left it, unlike last time I ran
Hody: The Silver pirates are doing things I object to ideologically, we have to do something about this!
Silver: Absolutely furious because of said thoughts and actions.
There are reasons why things are happening and people acting rather then "oh, well, they're kind of there and...Hey look, an antagonist!... With absolutely no connection to, or even knowledge of, the protagonist"
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>>4979033
My body is ready.
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Archive anon here, working my through, on part 4 so far... we are gathering crew mates at an alarming rate, but looking at the dialogue I read in this thread and the previous, that will slow down.

The actual reason I came here is this snippet I saw in one my newsletters. Instantly made me think of the quest and wondered if we could somehow use/abuse this feature. Link to the full article here:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/06/why-do-bats-have-such-bizarrely-long-lifespans/
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"ANGEL!"

Jaws shouts and you see a black spear being hurled from the Dauntless. It lands next to King Neptune and his sons. Just a second later the spear erupts into a forest of hand shaped obsidian which lifts them out of danger and moves them to your ship. Similarly to them the cupped hands lift their knights and even Shirahoshi herself to safety. Naturally the fish-men try to stop this but the living glass not only protects the hostages but violently retaliates with a shower of razor sharp glass. As everyone is taken to safety Hagetaka runs past every prisoner and jams her arm into the key-holes of their locks. Her arm shifts to fill out the locking mechanism and she effortlessly unlocks all of them.

"Finally! I can fi