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Devastation of Charlatan Bay

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Previously:

Out of the Ashes -Roadmonkeytj

To hell (and back?) -Keymonus

Meanwhile in Acropolis -Keymonus

 

 

Charlatan Bay 618-

Tristan had sent out a patrol to inspect the area around where the supplies had been unloaded.  It wasn't long before the men came across a badly burnt cottage.

 

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This devastation is terrible … There's nothing here to save! Master Sergeant Dubois exclaimed. 

Do you think the rest of the island looks like this?  A private whispered to another. 

However there was no time for a response as the patrol had been surrounded.

 

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Easy there fellas you jest ease them weapons towards the dirt an we 'ave no problems Savy! 

Two gun Jo' as the locals knew him had a heavy island accent as his mother was a native and his father a sailor of unknown origin and port .  He was boasted to be able to shoot the cork off a bottle at 1,000 yards and not spill a drop of Bru-Haha.

The Master Sergeant had not spoken the words to stand down.  But the would be captors were already relaxing their aim.  It was only moments later when a carriage clambered up the lane with a four horse team, something that you would have expected pulling a fire brigade not a private carriage.  Dubois grew even more uncomfortable with the situation when he noticed the long retired Platoon flag flying from the carriage.  

A hardened man who wore a Navel Officers hat stepped from the carriage.  Sergeant Marcel I presume?

 

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Master Sergeant!  Retorted Dubois And just who do you think you are holding me and my men this way. 

I am Gustaf VonBricktin current major of Charlatan Bay.   I presume Tristan is nearby we should go meet him and get those supplies to my warehouses so they can be safe.  

How do I know you are who you say you are? Marcel questioned. 

Gustaf responded.   Well I was hoping knowing your first name would be enough Identification. 

Fair enough, but that Platoon flag flying from your carriage hasn't been used since the invasion of Pontilla so how did you come by it!? Marcel said Boldly. 

That's a Battalion flag Master Sergeant, Gustaf smirked as he corrected him and I didn't say how I did.  You will have to find out how Tristan and I know each other some other time I'm afraid, but for now since you recognized it as a Oleander flag, it did it’s job. 

 

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As Gustaf's team gathered round  He explained to Dubois These are my hand picked private patrol we have more allies at my warehouses in town that support our cause.  Now please Marcel lead the way to Tristan we are running out of daylight.  

Oh and Private . . . The old man in the Admirals hat cut in This cottage was not a victim of the volcano directly, you see it housed the stubborn Mr. and Mrs. Pontelli.  Before it was reduced to cinders you could find the loveliest yellow flowers growing in the flower boxes and always a kept garden full of wild flowers by the lovely Mrs. Pontelli.   

 

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If not from the volcano then how did it burn? the private asked. 

The old Man Explained One night a group of bandits were a foot and they came upon the cottage.  They demanded money and rations.   Then when Mr. Pontelli refused they broke oil lamps on the place and torched it with the couple inside. 

The horror these people must be heartless!  The private exclaimed.  But this place is in the middle of nowhere how do you know of such details?  

The Old man replied simply.  Me and the misses hid in the fireplace until the cottage was lost and the looters had gone. 

Gentlemen shall we get moving?  Gustaf questioned....  

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 OoC: This continues the Joint Story of Out of the Ashes of Charlatan Bay.  Comments and Criticism are welcomed 

Special thanks to @Keymonus for the inspiration of this story.

Additional Pictures:

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Edited by Roadmonkeytj

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Lovely looking cottage! The story is also quite good, but I would suggest building a little more LEGO-surroundings for your photo's/

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Just now, Fraunces said:

Lovely looking cottage! The story is also quite good, but I would suggest building a little more LEGO-surroundings for your photo's/

What happened to less is more?  Lol Thank you though.   My current bricks are strained as I have not unbricked some other larger mocs and I'm building another display as well.   (all non pirate themed) so this structure sits in a larger display which is not at my house lol. 

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I had a preview before and the overall result, with story and LDD cottage, is very nice! The only caveat is the photography, probably you should try not to use the flash for close-up photos. Great job! :classic:

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3 hours ago, Keymonus said:

I had a preview before and the overall result, with story and LDD cottage, is very nice! The only caveat is the photography, probably you should try not to use the flash for close-up photos. Great job! :classic:

Thanks!  Yes my photos are a major downfall for me ... Poor lighting as I only have one lamp I can position. (there is no daylight available after work and no time before) couple that with a cheep cell phone camera. ... One of these days I'll have a better setup lol. 

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Great build @Roadmonkeytj! I'd recommend getting one of those seasonal affective disorder lamps. They're great to use for lighting stuff. Great work on the story as well. 

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Using black plates to represent the destroyed house is a good idea, and it's very well thought to include a pic of the house before its destruction.:thumbup:

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