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Keymonus

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Somewhere in the South Prio Sea, February 620

The chessboard was ready, and the pieces had started to move. After months of planning in the shadows, of deception, of hidden preparations, everything was ready… Tristan and his Raiders would soon have been once again in the heart of fire. 

The Scamander rolled gently, while the bow sliced elegantly through the waves. Every inch of sails was hoisted to catch the wind: after the departure from Astrapi and the short  stopping in Lavalette, wind had almost been in their favour… a good omen or, more likely, a confirmation that the Eastward winds blowing south of Prio Island are almost perennial.

Suddenly, a shout broke the silence: "Sails! It seems a Corrish lugger!"
Tristan made a quick calculation, then ordered the helmsman to turn 30 degrees South. The mast of the other ship was lower, so they couldn't see the Scamander yet… better to slip unnoticed towards the destination, the mission was too important to waste secrecy so early. Huge forces were moving and, when the interest of the empires collide, it's far too easy to be grinded between them.

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Tristan Rimbaud was informed about the plan only a few months before, when in Charlatan Bay he was approached for the first time by a member of the secret service. The man approached Tristan in an alley of the port, when his escort soldiers were still behind the corner. He only showed Tristan a letter with a seal that any Oleander officer knew, and whispered an address before disappearing in a side street. Tristan's guards didn't even see him… nothing to say, that man surely knew well his job!

Credit to @Bodi for this build

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The  whole build; again, all credit to @Bodi

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A new storyline has just started, this time in a joint storyline with other members of my faction. The next build is ready, and will serve also as my Cat A entry… I just need to wait tomorrow to have a better light!

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11 minutes ago, Kolonialbeamter said:

Congratulations :wink:

Thanks! By the way, the ship is almost complete and I wanted to show it with full masts, but the combined inefficiency of Serbian and Italian post systems... err... the difficulty of finding trees high enough for the masts is delaying a lot my work :hmpf_bad:

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Absolutely excellent little build and very enticing story! I am most interested in seeing how this develops, although Olean scheming always makes the skin of any Corlander creep! :grin:

The scene from the ship is nice too.

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Wonderful work!

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Great writing, Keymonus, and thanks for posting the pics for me.

Looking forward to your new ship, that quarterdeck looks promising.

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Thank you guys! I already published the next part, and soon you'll see where the story will go, stay tuned!

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Exciting story!

Great job with the MOC.  Altough it is a very modern front door haha :D

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