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  1. Captain Braunsfeld

    3rd Tulip Epilogue - Back at HQ

    Back at the monkey headquarters: 1st Monkey: So, you're back? Ismael Oldton: Yes, Sir! 1st Monkey: But no success? Ismael Oldton: No, Sir! 1st Monkey: For banana's sake take off that stupid mask! Ismael Oldton (?): Ah, that is better. 1st Monkey: Your report! Ismael Oldton (?): Well they seemed interested in the monetary ideas - at least initially. But every time I came to explaining the whole thing they always backed out. 1st Monkey: So they were more clever than we thought? Ismael Oldton (?): It seems. Their resistance level was very high when it came to funny ideas about currency. 1st Monkey: Right then. Let us not waste anymore energy here. I've got a new plan. Ismael Oldton (?): Which is? 1st Monkey: There is a parallel world, not too unsimilar to this one. And there is a country which is just starting to set up an empire. I think it would be great if they would side with our monetary proposals. That would be soooooooooo funny! Ismael Oldton (?): Will they be so gullible? I mean, the whole currency is nonsense. Everyone can see it. 1st Monkey (giggles): Of course, we will have to make some adaptions. Change the names of the coins. Don't call them Pnence or Shnilling. And make two half-thingies be one "thingy" instead of three. I let you work that out. Ismael Oldton (?): Yes, Sir. I'll do my very best. 1st Monkey: One more thing - they will also not get my Gwuinee. It is just too cute. Let them have some of that scrap metal instead. Ismael Oldton (?): Aye, Sir. 1st Monkey: By the way, how are tulip prices doing these days? I heard they can be quite tasty. The story overview: Something for a Lady Buying Some Flowers Captain Cookies next move Gray's Universal Store What is he doing here? The Tulip Traders Tulips in the Garden The first LTP Those Terrible Tulips The first LTP - continued The Holdup Neighbourhood Watch and a New Idea Tulips ... and sistershipping A Good Idea? A modern coin system - and someone buys a house The Final Tulip Duel (official end of the story line) Tulips of Pontelli - 1st Epilogue New Projects Tulips of Pontelli - 2nd Epilogue (You are now in the last part of the dubious epilogue area of the storyline)
  2. Pontelli, The neighbours meet in the backyard. Sam: Oi, Piedro, how is it going? Piedro: Can't complain, Sam. Sam: I see you are starting something new? Piedro: And you too! Pumpkins are going to be the next big thing. Sam: Yes, after all this tulip nonsense. I knew it was not going to last. Piedro: Those bricked flowery thingies. Couldn't trust them! Sam: Much better with the pumpkins now. Piedro: Yepp. And if push comes to shove, you can still eat them. Sam: Actually, what is the price you get for a pumpkin? Piedro: Still pretty low, the traders haven't yet picked up on them. They are still dreaming of their old tulipean wealth... The story overview: Something for a Lady Buying Some Flowers Captain Cookies next move Gray's Universal Store What is he doing here? The Tulip Traders Tulips in the Garden The first LTP Those Terrible Tulips The first LTP - continued The Holdup Neighbourhood Watch and a New Idea Tulips ... and sistershipping A Good Idea? A modern coin system - and someone buys a house The Final Tulip Duel (official end of the story line) (You are now somewhere in the epilogue area of the storyline) New Projects Tulips of Pontelli - 2nd Epilogue 3rd Tulip Epilogue - Back at HQ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Thanks for subscribing to this wonderful storyline. Remember to hit the bell button and to click somewhere! And thanks to our sponsor! And if you click here, you get to see the whole story in its original Swedish version: "de tulipannen van Pontelinnen". Plus the reunited ABBA are going to sing their song "Money Money Money" for you but this time with "Tulips Tulips Tulips" lyrics. Subscribe today!
  3. Captain Braunsfeld

    The Final Tulip Duel

    Pontelli An almost empty street. Two rivals meet. Commodore T. Spoon: Look who's there - the infamous Captain Cookie. Captain Cookie: Well, look what the cat dragged in: my old rival Spoony. Are you still sneaking around Lady Beetle? Commodore T. Spoon: Don't you dare sending her any more tulips! You just want her to become part of your dubios harem of ladies of the night. Captain Cookie (grinning): What's wrong with that? Commodore T. Spoon: And what have you got there? Captain Cookie: A fine tulip certificate that I just found. Maybe it fell from a carriage. Commodore T. Spoon: You stole it from me! It is mine! I know it is mine! Captain Cookie: Don't waste your time. The tulip certificate is mine. (if you want some musical interpretation for this line, pls. refer to M. Jackson) Commodore T. Spoon (drawing his sword): Enough, you scoundrel! Let us fight it out! Captain Cookie (drawing his weapon): Say hello to my little friend! (they start fighting) MEANWHILE SOME PLACE NOT TOO FAR AWAY... Cut to a backroom in a tavern. The tulip traders are sitting in uncomfortable silence around their usual table. Slim Shady is worried. He has just offered 20 Ad Rem tulips for a decent price (in his opinion) of 8000 dubloons - and was met with an unprecedented awkward and surprising silence. His mind is racing. If that price is not accepted, then for the first time he would be selling these tulips at a lower price than the week before. Unimaginable! That would mean that the profits in the tulips trade would start to go down. Or maybe he would not be able to sell them at all! All of his investment would be lost. All of his dreams of wealth would be gone. He would be lucky if he were just able to keep his shop. To avoid that worst case, he would have to lower his prices significantly. He has to sell!!! Willem "Chuck" Norris is also confused and hesitant. 8000 dubloons is a lot of money, a fortune. And what would he get for this money? Merely a few colourful plants... No, this time, he will not bid for the tulips. Somebody else can. But when he looks around the table, he only sees unsmiling faces. They are probably also not buying. Sir Krantenhagen is nervous too. Why is nobody bidding for those tulips? What is happening? Slim Shady breaks the silence again: I offer these beautiful 20 Ad Rem tulips for the price of just 1000 dubloons, if you react quickly, that is. - no response - Slim Shady: I might go down to only 500 dubloons for the first bidder. Come on! - no response - Slim Shady: Actually, as we are such good friends, I could sell them to you for a mere 80 dubloons. - no response - Slim Shady: .. they will go for a Thrupnenny! - no response - Slim Shady: Ok, what would you like to give me for those twenty flowery thingies? I am willing to accept any offer! - no response - Slim Shady: Does it mean that those tulips are worthless? Then the collective panic set in... END OF INTERLUDE - BACK TO OUR RIVALS Commodore T. Spoon and Captain Cookie are still swordfighting. Commodore T. Spoon (interrupting the fight): Sorry, I think I just got a message. A little white pigeon has landed near them on a barrel. Commodore T. Spoon: Allow me to read that? Captain Cookie: Sure. Commodore T. Spoon opens a letter that the pigeon was carrying. He reads. His face turns slightly pale. He takes a second to pull himself together. Commodore T. Spoon: Cookie, bad news: the tulip market has just crashed. That certificate, that we were fighting for, is now worthless. You can keep it. Captain Cookie (laughs and drops the certificate on the floor): I don't collect scrap paper. Commodore T. Spoon: So this seems to be settled. Then what about Lady Beetle? Captain Cookie (after a thoughtful pause): Well, her dreams were built upon tulips. You can have her. Commodore T. Spoon: One last question - Ismael Oldton? Captain Cookie: Brother of Isaac Oldton? Commodore T. Spoon: Yepp. Did you bring him to Pontelli? Captain Cookie: Nope. Commodore T. Spoon: Then who did? Captain Cookie: If I knew, I wouldn't tell ya. Commodore T. Spoon: Right then. So this round was a draw. It won't be so easy for you next time. Captain Cookie: Arrrr! As they leave in opposite directions the tulip certificate remains lying on the ground. As the sun sets on Pontelli, the crazy tulip trade has come to an end. Everyone has tried to sell their tulips at the last minute - but to no avail. Two lonely figures are cleaning up the streets. First road sweeper: I think we are almost done now. Second road sweeper: It's about time. I am quite hungry. First road sweeper: Will you get yourself something to eat for your payment? Second road sweeper: Yes, a bunch of fine bananas! THE END The story overview: Something for a Lady Buying Some Flowers Captain Cookies next move Gray's Universal Store What is he doing here? The Tulip Traders Tulips in the Garden The first LTP Those Terrible Tulips The first LTP - continued The Holdup Neighbourhood Watch and a New Idea Tulips ... and sistershipping A Good Idea? A modern coin system - and someone buys a house The Final Tulip Duel (You are here) Tulips of Pontelli - 1st Epilogue New Projects 2nd Epilogue 3rd Tulip Epilogue - Back at HQ Some additional comments: I enjoyed creating this storyline and I want to thank my collaborators for their creative additions (Garmadon, Kai NRG and Capt Wolf) For those who think that this whole affair is far fetched: The storyline is based on the tulip mania that took place in the Netherlands during the Dutch Golden Age). It is considered to have been the world's first speculative bubble. So this is my simplified version of the events. I have presented the "holdup"-scene at Brickmania Antwerpen and one thing that keeps puzzling me since then is, that - while I was way from our pirate layout - someone tried to get in touch with me and missed me by half an hour or so. I would have enjoyed a serious discussion about my silly MOCs and maybe this forum is a way to reach out to me again. Please feel free to do so. What's next? We will see!
  4. The Palace of Pontelli. Early afternoon. A number of differently shaped metal objects of various colours is spread out on the table in front of the Mayor of Pontelli, Smiling Sally. She is accompanied by Attorney Jon van Dyke (head of legal affairs) and Toktawoo (head of foreign affairs) and a Marquis from Oleon. (The Marquis is leaning on a golden walking cane, he must have made some money recently...) Sally clears her throat, briefly glances at Jon van Dyke and Toktawoo, and then commences: Well, Mister Oldton. I understand that this collection of metal is actually a new monetary system that you want us to implement. Ismael Oldton: That is correct, Mylady. Smiling Sally: You are lucky, that my old friend the Marquis d'Ape has spoken in favour of your suggestion. So, let's hear what you have to say. Ismael Oldton: What I suggest, Mylady, is actually straightforwarth. Lemme explain: This (pointing to a silverish small coin) is a Fnarthing. Jon van Dyke: Does it smell? Ismael Oldton: No, no, not yet. If you happen to have three Fnarthings they are actually worth a half Pnenny (pointing to a reddish small coin). Toktawoo: And then two half Pnenny make a Pnenny? Ismael Oldton: Not quite, not so fast. Three half Pnennys make a Pnenny. (Jon van Dyke and Toktawoo exchange looks) Ismael Oldton (continues): Three Pnennys are worth a Thrupnenny, that is that spirally piece over there. And, of course, two Thrupnennys are a Sixpnence, when you add another Fnarthing. (Smiling Sally is frowning while the Marquis seems to giggle.) Ismael Oldton: Now, I call two Sixpnence a "Robert" (a quadratic coin). And, as you may have guessed, two Roberts are the equivalent of a "Venician". Jon van Dyke: I am sorry, which of these metal pieces is the "Venician"? Ismael Oldton: That massive golden quarter of a ring over there. Jon van Dyke (trying to lift it, failing): Oh, I see. Ismael Oldton: The interesting thing is, if you have a Venician and three Sixpnence, you get an Gwuinee. Toktawoo: What is a Gwuinee? Ismael Oldton: This little furry animal. Jon van Dyke: I heard that there also was to be a Shnilling? And it was worth thirteen Pnence. Maybe that is the same as your Pnenny. Ismael Oldton: I skipped it. Who needs a Shnilling in such a well-balanced monetary system? Smiling Sally: Quite right. Tell me, what is this large piece of gold? Ismael Oldton: A Pnound. It is the equivalent of two Gwuinees and three and a half Fnarthings. Jon van Dyke: And what is that small dotted piece over there? Ismael Oldton: That is my breakfast cookie. Smiling Sally: Right. So let us imagine I want to buy something. Let's say that it is costing a Venician and a Thrupnenny. So if I would pay with a Pnound, what would I get back as change? Ismael Oldton: How would I know? Smiling Sally (talking to the guards): Mr. Oldton wants to leave immediately. He is given three hours to leave Pontelli. He is a persona non grata and will be arrested should he try to ever enter Pontelli again. (Oldton is chucked out) Smiling Sally: So, what is the latest update on the tulip trade? Jon van Dyke: The trade seems to be going crazy, Mylady. People have started to take loans just to be able to participate in the tulip trade. Smiling Sally: Because the tulip prices keep rising? Jon van Dyke: Yes. They believe this will go on forever. (new scene: A street in Pontelli) Willem "Chuck" Norris: Good to see you Mr, White. Mr. White: Goodday. Willem "Chuck" Norris: As I mentioned last week, I intend to buy this house (pointing to the tan coloured house behind them) Mr. White: Well, that is going to be quite expensive. How would you pay such a large sum? Willem "Chuck" Norris: That is going to be super easy, barely an inconvenience. I have this tulip certificate. Mr. White (smiling): Very well, Sir. Then this whole street is yours! Willem "Chuck" Norris: I like the way you do business. The story so far: Something for a Lady Buying Some Flowers Captain Cookies next move Gray's Universal Store What is he doing here? The Tulip Traders Tulips in the Garden The first LTP Those Terrible Tulips The first LTP - continued The Holdup Neighbourhood Watch and a New Idea Tulips ... and sistershipping A Good Idea? A modern coin system - and someone buys a house (You are here) The Final Tulip Duel (official end of the story line)  Tulips of Pontelli - 1st Epilogue New Projects 2nd Tulip Epilogue 3rd Tulip Epilogue - Back at HQ
  5. Captain Braunsfeld

    A Good Idea?

    Pontelli. An evening of tulip trade. Things are going well. (btw. the reading voice in your head for this should be the guy doing "extra credits" on Youtube...) Lady de Summer (on the left of the table): I want to sell 20 tulips. Sir Krantenhagen (on the very right): Yes, Mylady. There's plants and bulbs but I don't see none of them. Lady de Summer: Well, I am just a Lady, sitting across from you, wanting to sell some tulips. And certainly I have 20 tulips. Just not here and not with me. Sir Krantenhagen: So how do you want to sell them? There was a pause. Everyone glanced at the others. Lady de Summer: Certificate. Sir Krantenhagen: Sir Tifficate? Who's that? Lady de Summer: Cer-Ti-Fi-Cate. One word. I will sign a certificate. Like this one: (pulling up a pre-prepared document) Sir Krantenhagen: (thinking) Slim Shady: I think that will do. And it will free us from moving those tulips all around. Lady Beetle: And we can also sell tulips outside of the season. Sir Krantenhagen: You mean, just sell their certificates? There was a silent moment at the table. And then they all thought, that it was a good idea. (They did not know...) Sir Krantenhagen: ... and the price for a certificate will be? Lady de Summer: ... just like the added prices for all the bulbs and plants... The story so far: Something for a Lady Buying Some Flowers Captain Cookies next move Gray's Universal Store What is he doing here? The Tulip Traders Tulips in the Garden The first LTP Those Terrible Tulips The first LTP - continued The Holdup Neighbourhood Watch and a New Idea Tulips ... and sistershipping A Good Idea? (You are here) A modern coin system - and someone buys a house The Final Tulip Duel (official end of the story line)  Tulips of Pontelli - 1st Epilogue New Projects 2nd Tulip Epilogue 3rd Tulip Epilogue - Back at HQ
  6. Pontelli. Early morning on a Saturday. An ordinary street. We have seen it before. The neighbours are having a discussion in the backyard. Sam: Oi, Piedro, how is it going? Piedro: Can't complain, Sam. Sam: You heard about that holdup last week? Piedro: Yes, we need protection! Sam: I see you have already guarded your garden. Piedro: Just like you. Sam: Can't be careful enough these days. A guard in the garden keeps the highwayman away. Piedro: And now our tulips are safe. Sam: I've hired some guys from Pontelli's First Riflemen. Piedro: Mine is from the Eslandola Thirthy-Fourth Marine Corps. Meanwhile the tulip trade was growing strong: we take another look into the well-known tavern Sir Krantenhagen (on the very right): I believe, Lady Beetle has a new proposal to make? Lady Beetle (next to him): Yes, I have. I'd like to trade something new. Sir Krantenhagen: And that is what, mylady? Lady Beetle (holding a small object in her hand): This. All others: What is this? Is this some kind of pastry? That's no tulip! Lady Beetle: It will be! This, my friends, is a tulip bulb. Fred the shopkeeper (next to Lady Beetle): That sounds interesting! But what type of tulip will grow from this bulb? Lady Beetle: Oh, you can easily look it up in the "Book of Tulips". It will be a "Mondial". Fred the shopkeeper: Did you write the "Book of Tulips"? Lady Beetle: No, Alberto da Pontelli has written this scientific book. I just have a copy. Fred the shopkeeper: So you want to sell us this tulip bulb instead of a real blossoming tulip? Lady Beetle: That's right. It is just a small matter of time until the tulip will blossom, so we can trade the bulb right here and now. (The others nod.) Fred the shopkeeper: And how much do you want for the bulb? Lady Beetle: Actually I have quite a few bulbs. And I want the same price for them as for a "normal" tulip. And I accept no pnounds or pnence. Slim Shady: I'll buy the bulbs. All of them. Sir Krantenhagen: Ok, then that is settled. (to himself) I'll need some new sheets of paper to keep track of this new type of trade. One question, Mylady. Lady Beetle: Yes, dear Krantenhagen? Sir Krantenhagen: How did you get into this tulip trading business? Lady Beetle: By accident. Two suitors of mine have been giving me tulips as presents. You might know them - Captain Cookie and Commodore Spoon. Sir Krantenhagen: And then? Lady Beetle: Then my house was filled with tulips and I could hardly move anywhere without stepping onto a tulip. So I started to sell them. Sir Krantenhagen: And that was good for you? Lady Beetle: Yes, the house has much more space now - and I made some money (smiles). Sir Krantenhagen: And your suitors? Lady Beetle: They lost some, I guess. You know how expensive those tulips are... The story so far: Something for a Lady Buying Some Flowers Captain Cookies next move Gray's Universal Store What is he doing here? The Tulip Traders Tulips in the Garden The first LTP Those Terrible Tulips The first LTP - continued The Holdup Neighbourhood Watch and a New Idea (You are here) Tulips ... and sistershipping A Good Idea? A modern coin system - and someone buys a house The Final Tulip Duel (official end of the story line)  Tulips of Pontelli - 1st Epilogue New Projects 2nd Tulip Epilogue 3rd Tulip Epilogue - Back at HQ
  7. Captain Braunsfeld

    The first LTP - continued

    Remember? We were at: Outside of Pontelli. Tuesday afternoon. Slim Shady was telling his story. Sorry about the cliffhanger... (see: the first LTP) .... And then, after what seemed a small eternity, the door of the shed slowly opened and - much to my surprise - a nobleman stepped out in front of me. It seemed that I had interrupted his tea time, as he stepped out with a cup of fresh tea in his hands, leaning on his elegant mahagoni walking cane, wearing some brownish suit. He seemed to be a skilled fencer. I guess he was a kind of marquis or so and I suspect him to be from Oleon, because he was saying things like "Vous, vous vous" and "veux veux veux". Then, as if a button had been pressed, the aristocrat spoke to me in my own language: "Well, good man, what is it you desire?" Slim Shady: "Your grace, I am but an honest merchant, far from home, trying hard to make a living. All I desire, is to buy a few tulips." The Marquis: "Tulips? You mean those flowery thingies?" Slim Shady: "Yes, your grace." The Marquis: "Well then, how many do you want. One, two, three, four?" Slim Shady: "Can I have a little more?" The Marquis: "Five, six, seven and ten?" Slim Shady: "It ain't much I'm asking, if you want the truth: I want it all. I want it all.I want it all. And I want it now!" The Marquis paused for a second. Then he said: "My young friend, I have but hundreds of tulips." Slim Shady: Yes! The Marquis: "They will cost you a fortune!" Slim Shady: I know! The Marquis: "And my workers are busy day and night to grow even more!" Slim Shady: Excellent! The Marquis: "Buddy, you're a young man, hard man, shouting in the street, gonna take on the world someday, but seriously, won't you consider buying something more real. Like a house or so? Or a ship" Slim Shady: I want tulips!!! The Marquis: "This is what you said. But peradventure you might not be well versed with the craft of mathematics. Buying my field of tulips will cost you more than 900 dubloons!" Slim Shady: Yes, your grace, I know. I have the money with me. We can close the transaction right here and now. The Marquis (sighing after a long pause): "Well then, young man, if this is truly your wish I will not stand in your way. And I'll make a special offer for you. You can have my tulips for 900 dubloons + one banana. Slim Shady continues his tale: And so the deal was closed. I had more tulips that I could dream of and the price was more than justified. I would certainly be rich soon! Plus, the extra banana turned out to be quite cheap - at least, when compared to current tulip prices... The story so far: Something for a Lady Buying Some Flowers Captain Cookies next move Gray's Universal Store What is he doing here? The Tulip Traders Tulips in the Garden The first LTP Those Terrible Tulips The first LTP - continued (You are here) The Holdup Neighbourhood Watch and a New Idea Tulips ... and sistershipping A Good Idea? A modern coin system - and someone buys a house The Final Tulip Duel (official end of the story line)  Tulips of Pontelli - 1st Epilogue New Projects 2nd Tulip Epilogue 3rd Tulip Epilogue - Back at HQ
  8. Captain Braunsfeld

    Tulips in the Garden

    Pontelli. Early morning on a Saturday. An ordinary street. Everything is quite quiet but there is some argument going on in the backyard of the houses... Neighbour on the left: Hullo there. Neighbour on the right: Goodday Sam! Neighbour on the left (Sam): Whatcha doing there, Piedro? Neighbour on the right (Piedro): I'm checking how my flowers are doing. Neighbour on the left (Sam) - we will just write Sam, when we go on, because this is getting too long and cumbersome and all the readers will be confused: Oi, they look just like mine! Neighbour on the right (Piedro) - I think we will also shorten this to just "Piedro" to enhance overall readability - unless the monkeys put their veto in: Seems so, Sam. Surprised? Sam (see?): Yeah. You have removed all your carrots. Why are you doing this? Piedro (I told you): For the same reason as you are, probably. To make some money. These flowery thingies can be sold to excellent prices! And you have removed all the melons you were usually growing. Sam: Yes, I have. The tulips will bring me more money. For how much do you plan to sell yours? Piedro: My merchant will give me 4 dubloons for every 5 tulips. Sam: Such much? Piedro: Seems so, Sam. Successful sales strategy! Sam: But you gotta sell 'em quick. Piedro: Why so? Sam: 'Cos there's gonna be a monetary reform, they say. The politicians have been discussing with a delegate from Corrington. Our dubloons will be replaced by pnounds and pnence! Piedro: How many pnence are a pnound? Sam: Unclear. Piedro: Why should we change our monetary system? Sam: Unclear. Piedro: Well, then I should close my deals quickly - the politicians might just go for it. Sam: Maybe. I got to water my tulips. See ya! Piedro: See ya! The story so far: Something for a Lady Buying Some Flowers Captain Cookies next move Gray's Universal Store What is he doing here? The Tulip Traders Tulips in the Garden (You are here) The first LTP Those Terrible Tulips The first LTP - continued The Holdup Neighbourhood Watch and a New Idea Tulips ... and sistershipping A Good Idea? A modern coin system - and someone buys a house The Final Tulip Duel (official end of the story line) Tulips of Pontelli - 1st Epilogue New Projects 2nd Tulip Epilogue 3rd Tulip Epilogue - Back at HQ
  9. Captain Braunsfeld

    The Tulip Traders

    Pontelli. Early Afternoon. A crowded tavern In a back room we find an assembly of merchants and traders, trading and discussing. (at the table from left to right:) Thomas Guilder (standing in for Senior Merchant Habakus) Willem "Chuck" Norris Slim Shady Fred the shopkeeper (yes, he is sitting now) Lady Beetle Sir Krantenhagen (Secretary) Sir Krantenhagen: Well, before we close our weekly trade meeting, I would like to bring up a new topic, which seems to be quite in fashion with customers these days. Lady Beetle: And what would that be? Sir Krantenhagen: Tulips, Mylady. Lady Beetle: Those flowery thingies? Sir Krantenhagen: Precisely. Lady Beetle: What about them? Sir Krantenhagen: Well, it seems that their trade has increased quite significantly over the pasts few weeks. And so have the prices. There is quite a lot of dubloons to be made with tulips. Willem "Chuck" Norris: Yes, I can add to that. Actually I have a new shipment of tulips coming in tomorrow. Slim Shady: What type of tulip, if I may ask? Willem "Chuck" Norris: Those Mondials. Slim Shady: How much do you want for them? Willem "Chuck" Norris: Well, that will be a dubloon each. Sir Krantenhagen (surprised): Such much? Lady Beetle (undeterred): How many tulips are shipping in? Willem "Chuck" Norris: About 25. Slim Shady: I'll take them. All of them. Willem "Chuck" Norris (smiling): That's a done deal then. Lady Beetle: That leaves nothing for me then? I am just a Lady, sitting in front of you, asking you to give me some tulips. Fred: She's right. Once you have realized that you want to spend the rest of your life selling tulips, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible Thomas Guilder: I think I can help you out. Habakus is expecting a delivery of fine Royal Blues. About 30. That could be 15 for both of you. Lady Beetle: And I thought sellers and buyers could never be friends. How much? Thomas Guilder: Also one dubloon per tulip. Lady Beetle and Fred smilingly agree. Sir Krantenhagen (distracted): What is that noise coming from the entrance? Waiter: I am very sorry, Sir. There is a strange guy from Corrington, who is trying to educate everyone of a new monetary system. It is said to consist of pnence. Sir Krantenhagen: Pnence, schmence. Get rid of that guy! (pausing) And I think that concludes our trade meeting for tonight. (all leave) Captain Cookie (to himself): There is more to this tulip thing than I initially thought. If this goes on they are going to be more precious than gold! The story so far: Something for a Lady Buying Some Flowers Captain Cookies next move Gray's Universal Store What is he doing here? The Tulip Traders (You are here) Tulips in the Garden The first LTP Those Terrible Tulips The first LTP - continued The Holdup Neighbourhood Watch and a New Idea Tulips ... and sistershipping A Good Idea? A modern coin system - and someone buys a house The Final Tulip Duel (official end of the story line) Tulips of Pontelli - 1st Epilogue New Projects 2nd Tulip Epilogue 3rd Tulip Epilogue - Back at HQ
  10. Captain Braunsfeld

    What is he doing here?

    Pontelli. Busy market street. A client enters a shop. Dr. Thaum: Hello there. Fred the shopkeeper: Hello Dr. Thaum. An honour to see you here. What can I do for you? Dr. Thaum: Where is that bonehead Callaghan? I thought I'd seen him run into this very boutique. Fred the shopkeeper (looks under his desk): No, Sir, there's nobody in here but meself. Dr. Thaum: So what should I be buying here? A parrot? Fred: Sorry, we're right out of parrots. But I got a nice choice of cauldrons. Dr. Thaum (unimpressed): Hmmm. Fred: Or tulips. They are all the rage, Sir. Dr. Thaum: Tulippps? Those flowery-thingies? Fred: Precisely. Dr. Thaum: Well, how much for that red one over there? Fred: The "Ad Rem" will be half a dubloon. Dr. Thaum: Such much? Well, I'll have two then, still. Fred: They are in high demand. But rest assured, you made a good deal here. Maybe in a week or two you could sell them again for 2 dubloons. Dr. Thaum: If they don't wither until then. Well, thanks and bye. (leaves, shouting "Callaghan" while entering the street again). (next person enters) Fred: Hello,Sir. What can I do for you? Ismael Oldton: You're a shopkeeper? You're into money?`Well, old chap, I got a great new idea for coins! Fred (to himself): Oh dear, it is that strange guy from Corrington that everyone is talking about. Ismael Oldton: Let me quickly explain. It is really easy and forward-looking. The main coin you will have is pnence. Fred: A pnence? Ismael: Don't interrupt. Yes, a pnence. But there is more, of course. If you assemble 13 pnence, then you will get a shnilling. Fred: A shnilling? Ismael: Don't interrupt. With a shnilling, you will be very well off. But better, of course, with the next mighty coin: The shnilling-six-pnence. Fred: What will that buy? Ismael: Don't know. But much more than a pnence, that is for sure. Fred: Have you thought this through, Sir? Ismael: Of course, I am doing nothing else. This will be revolutionary!!! He he. Fred: I'm afraid Sir, but we're closing. Ismael: What? At four in the afternoon? Fred: Such are the rules here in Eslandolea. Ismael: Ok, ok, I will enlighten you further on another day. Till then fare thee well! (Leaves) Fred: (sighs and quickly locks the door behind Ismael). (to himself:) I sold quite a lot of those tulips today. I probably should secure my supply. Then I can make a fortune! Of dubloons, of course, not of pnences, schmences... The story so far: Something for a Lady Buying Some Flowers Captain Cookies next move Gray's Universal Store What is he doing here? (You are here) (Dr. Thaum appears by forgiveness by Professor Thaum) The Tulip Traders Tulips in the Garden The first LTP Those Terrible Tulips The first LTP - continued The Holdup Neighbourhood Watch and a New Idea Tulips ... and sistershipping A Good Idea? A modern coin system - and someone buys a house The Final Tulip Duel (official end of the story line) Tulips of Pontelli - 1st Epilogue New Projects 2nd Tulip Epilogue 3rd Tulip Epilogue - Back at HQ
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    Captain Cookies next move

    Commodore Spoon had been seen buying tulips for a lady. Apparently, this triggers Captain Cookie's next move: to visit the market in Pontelli. https://bricksafe.com/files/CaptainBraunsfeld/bobs-brethren-of-the-brick-seas/the-tulips-of-eslandola/Captn Cookie buys a tulip 1.jpg/800x460.jpg C. Cookie: Arrr, ahoi, hello there. Merchant: Yes, Sir? C. Cookie: I heard ya sellin' those flowery thingies. Merchant: Tulips, Sir. C. Cookie: An old enemy of mine has bought some one called "Ad Rem". Merchant: These sure exist, sir. They are red. Quite lovely. C. Cookie: Well, mate, I will need something better! Merchant: This could be your lucky day, Sir! C. Cookie: What? You tell me I'll find a buried treasure? Merchant: Well, sort of. Look here! C. Cookie: Where? Merchant: Here! C. Cookie: What's that thing called? Merchant: This tulip is known as "Orange Emperor". It is sure to make a grand impact. And it is of a different colour than the other tulip you mentioned. C. Cookie: Colours are important? Merchant: Just like ebony and ivory. C. Cookie: I thought they'd live together in perfect harmony? Merchant: Whatever you say, Sir. So how about the "Orange Emperor"? C. Cookie: Just what I need. How much? Merchant: That will be half a dubloon. C. Cookie: Such much? (He is obviously of German origin) Merchant: Certainly, Sir. C. Cookie: Ok, ok. I'll have it. Let me just eat my cookie so I have my hand free. Merchant: You will not regret this purchase. C. Cookie: That'd better be true. Or I'll return. And then I would not be in good mood. C. Cookie (off with the tulip) Merchant (sighs and counts his money) Monkey (leaves with banana) ------------------------------------------------- I'll probably license this for Pontelli. The story so far: Something for a Lady Buying Some Flowers Captain Cookies next move (You are here) Gray's Universal Store What is he doing here? The Tulip Traders Tulips in the Garden The first LTP Those Terrible Tulips The first LTP - continued The Holdup Neighbourhood Watch and a New Idea Tulips ... and sistershipping A Good Idea? A modern coin system - and someone buys a house The Final Tulip Duel (official end of the story line) Tulips of Pontelli - 1st Epilogue New Projects 2nd Tulip Epilogue 3rd Tulip Epilogue - Back at HQ
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    New Ship for 2019

    Having started a new job in January, I have found less time to pay visits to Eurobricks. Then it took me some time to clean up my flickr account so I would not have more than 1000 pictures there. Which means, now (mid of February) is the time to present you (very late) my new ship for 2019: I fear she has not been named yet... Sails are yet to be done - on the other hand the absence of sails allows a better view of the ship This was created in a long building session together with the famous Legostone (thanks again!). That is all for the moment, thanks for viewing, and, as the pirates say, ARRR!
  13. (this topic started here) They started their descent towards the pyramid they had seen in the valley. The jungle was getting thicker with each step and the mercenaries were using their sabres to cut their way forward. "There must be some way out of here", Swash Buckler said to Ram Brandt. "So much confusion here." "And the yellow things that grow here, have a strange smell", Scarlett Pontellinova added. "They make me tired", Swash Buckler replied. "Weary. My weariness amazes me." Suddenly a clearing opened before them - with a single strange stone statue in the middle of the clearing, staring back at them. "What shall we do now?" Ram Brandt asked. "It is a pagan statue. Probably of evil nature", said Swash. "Something the Oleon guys would not want to see." "Hush. The thing is hearing every word we're saying. Just look at those ears!" "I am more worried about the teeth." "Let us not talk falsely now. Shall we blow it to pieces and move on?" Scarlett mused. "We should save our bombs for the time being. We do not know what lies ahead of us at the pyramid", Swash replied. "The thing does not seem to be in perfect shape. There are cracks here and there. So, let's give it a little push", Clara Brickinson suggested. "Just a little push ..." "... and we'll be smiling." The statue came down with a crash. "That was easy." "That should be a solution to the worries of the good old Oleon Church", Ram concluded with a smile. "And we saved our bombs." "Let us forget about this place until tomorrow", Clara added. "I am still feeling tired and strange. My toes are too numb to step", Swash added but the others were not really listening as they moved on. (to be continued)
  14. Guided by what Rum'Or had told them, the mercenaries moved on deeper into the island. They stopped on a small mountain top, bedazzled by what had come into their sight: "What on earth is that?" Swash Buckler called out. "Looks like an ancient pyramid to me", Scarlett Pontellinova replied. "According to our friend here to the right, this might be dangerous", Clara Brickinson added. "But what is this black thing on top of it?" Ram Brandt asked. "We'll find out", Swash Buckler said. "We'll find out". (to be continued) ... (Thanks for watching - some versions of the scene on flickr)
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    [ESL - FB] Pontelli Beach Fun

    In the summertime when the weather is hot you can find Pontelli's people going for a decent swim in the sea: Some people are buying over-priced cookies... .. some are challenged with their sandcastle... .... but life's for livin', that is their philosophy... Pls note the fashionable parasols. (inspired by Toskany where we found amazingly turqoise water at a wonderful beach - we assume some chalk to be the cause of the fantastic colour)
  16. Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5Episode 6Episode 7 Episode 8 Episode 9 Episode 10 Episode 11 Episode 12 Episode 13 Episode 14 - drumroll - Episode 15 - you are here. The battle on the beach raged on… … when suddenly the whole beach was filled with monkeys. Armed monkeys! Every human froze and and lowered their weapons. The overall scene was quite bizarre... Even Private Patton was cautious not to make a move Two monkeys grabbed the golden chest and dragged it along the beach Then the monkey on the dune addressed his audience. “Humans. You have come a long way in your strange pursuit of shiny things that have no real value.” “Your quest is over.” The monkey produced some shades out of nowhere “Would you please all look right here.” While the other monkeys were closing their eyes, all of the humans stared right into a blinding flash of light. The shaded monkey continued: “Ok, now that I have done the flashy thing, let us sort this thing out.” “Lady de Summer or rather Angelina Lancaster. You have fallen in love with Flynn Stewart. Both of you have worked out the secret of the models of the “Eight Provinces” – and each of your families had one model in their possession. You were destined to find the treasure together. When Flynn proposes to you, you will accept. You will share the treasure with him and Captain Cookie and pay a fair share to Captain Blofeld. And don’t forget Samuel Abacus without whom you would not have been able to dive down to the wreck.” “Flynn Stewart, you have fallen in love with Lady de Summer. She is as cunning and daring as you are. You will propose to her, marry her and the two of you will live an exciting life ever after.” “CaptainBlofeld. You will forget the treasure but you will fall for the wreck of the Eight Provinces. After bringing Angelina and Flynn home, you will return here to retrieve valuables from the wreck and open a tourist restaurant in the dunes. With the “Surprise” you will ferry the rich and noble to this site and you will in turn get rich by doing so.” “Brave Corrington soldiers. You have succeeded in your mission to capture the Highwayman. Unfortunately on your way home he fell overboard and was devoured by sharks. Still, your mission was a success you can be proud of and Sergeant Salt will be promoted to Lieutenant.” “Captain Cookie, you expert of cunningness and perfect disguises. We know what you did. You were too lazy to search and dive for the treasure yourself, you wanted the others to do the work for you. Well, you will use your part of the treasure to further improve your ship. And, of course, you will bury some of it on a far away island. And you will sail to Puerto Desafio to buy new cookies.” “And as for us, we have finally recovered the Bananarite that was lost with the “Eight Provinces” all those many years ago." “People may have thought there were no monkeys in this story. This is not true. We have always been involved. Right from the beginning, when the Bananarite was lost.” “Ok, everything settled? Before I forget, there was no flash of light, you were just looking at the sun for a second and, remember: there were no monkeys on this beach.” The beach emptied and the humans were on their own again Flynn Stewart: “Would you….” Angelina [beaming]: “Yes!!!” Captain Blofeld [to himself] “Why does this never happen to me?” Flynn: “Captain, will you…” Angelina: “… join us In marriage?” Captain Blofeld (blushes): “Certainly, certainly. Let us return to the Surprise for the ceremony.” ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- And what was this all about? Captain Cookie stood on the dunes and looked down at the treasure of the Eight Provinces on the beach – in which nobody seemed interested at the moment. “Much ado about nothing”, he muttered to himself. “Too much monkey business. Speaking of animals, where is my parrot? The grand old Norwegian Blue?” The parrot was surely waiting for him in his cabin. His thoughts went back to the day, when Lady de Summer had given the parrot to him,many months ago. “Pretty bird”, he mumbled as he trotted away from the beach, “pretty bird.” (sound of waves and seagulls) THE END --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Many thanks to Kai and Garmadon who supported me in the making of this story and the corresponding MOCs. And to LovesHouses for feedback and English checking.
  17. Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5Episode 6Episode 7 Episode 8 Episode 9 Episode 10 Episode 11 Episode 12 Episode 13 Episode 14 - you are here. Flynn Stewart, the Highwayman was standing on a sunny and peaceful beach. With immense pleasure he realized that he had found an immense treasure. Lady de Summer and Captain Blofeld had wanted him to bring the treasure to the beach – so that the crew would not get any bad ideas. And there it was before him, after some days of hard work: The treasure of the “Eight Provinces”. Many silver ingots and a golden chest. “What can I do to have the treasure for myself?” he mused. “So what do we have here”, he heard a voice behind him. Lady de Summer had arrived, accompanied by Captain Blofeld. “You have found me a great treasure”, the Lady addressed Flynn Stewart. “This must be kept secret from the crew”, Captain Blofeld interjected. “This must be kept secret from everyone”, the Lady corrected. “But who knows exactly what we have found?” Flynn asked. “You can never be sure”, Lady de Summer replied. None of the three spent a thought of taking a deeper look at the strange palm tree that was growing in the dunes. Yes, Captain Cookie had arrived on the scene, listening in to every word they said. And he saw the treasure, all those silver ingots spread across the sand. “What can I do to have the treasure for myself?” he mused. "Freeze!”, a voice shouted. “Corrington Army speaking! You are arrested”, Colonel Greybeard yelled while running across the beach at full speed. Captain Blofeld: “I did not expect the Corrington Army”. Colonel Greybeard: “Nobody expects the Corrington Army. Our chief weapon is surprise. Surprise and fearlessness. Our two chief weapons, blimey, this is getting difficult…” Fighting broke out all along the no longer peaceful beach (yet still sunny). Colonel Greybeard: “Take this, old chum!“ Captain Blofeld parried without blinking. Captain Silvers was facing the Highwayman. Both went into a grinning duel. Lieutenant Stick was hesitant to join the battle on Silver’s side, the dunes were blocking his way. Sergeant Salt thought that dealing with the only woman on the beach would be an easy thing, but Lady de Summer produced a golden rapier seemingly out of nowhere and started her attack within a splitsecond . The clang of arms lay over the beach (not peaceful, but still very sunny). Private Patton was trying to figure out how to use the umbrella in battle… Captain Cookie drew his saber and - with a sigh - prepared himself to join the fierce fighting. (to be continued in the second part of the "Grand Finale")
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    [TSotEP] 13 - The Wreck

    Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5Episode 6Episode 7 Episode 8 Episode 9 Episode 10 Episode 11 Episode 12 Episode 13 - you are here. They had found the wreck of the Eight Provinces! .. everyone on board the Surprise was excited! Lady de Summer was talking to Captain Blofeld: We need to be sure that we found the right wreck. So the Red Fandango took another dive... .. to confirm they were right! But there was a problem. The Red Fandango could dive deep enough to find the wreck - but by then it was time for him to get back to the surface or he would drown. "This is where I come in", Samuel Abacus said. "Open the small boxes that I brought along and you will find an apparatus that will allow deep diving missions." The Red Fandango opened the box to find a strange golden helmet inside. "Put it on", Samuel Abacus demanded. And it worked! Using a hose and two guys operating a pumping mechanism, the Red Fandango (or Flynn Stewart) was able to get to the bottom of the sea: .. and to explore the wreck and its surroundings... .. undeterred by the strange beings to be found living around the wreck... .. and he found that the silver he was looking for was scattered over the ocean floor - still looking shiny and new. So he started to collect the treasure of the Eight Provinces. (to be continued)
  19. Captain Braunsfeld

    Pontelli hath voted

    Friends, Oleonders, Corringtonados and Countrymen: The people of Pontelli have voted! Smiling Sally will be the new Mayor of Pontelli! Hip Hip Hooray! While the bagpipes were playing and the crowd was cheering, Smiling Sally - in her formal dress as Mayor of Pontelli - was given the keys to the city - in a ceremony in front of the town hall. In a first statement, Sally announced that Toktawoo (who had actually taken off his mask) will support her and Pontelli by handling external affairs. Also, Attorney Jon van Dyke will be responsible for jurisdictional affairs and such. Hip Hip Hooray!
  20. Citizens of Pontelli, please vote for the candidates: 1) Sergeant Diego Ramirez A more conservative candidate. Right forward player of the Pontelli Platfeet soccer team. 2) Toktawoo A good friend of Colonel Brickinson. 3) Swash Buckler One of the more daring citizens of Pontelli. Always smiling. 4) Smiling Sally Well, what can I say ... 5) Attorney Jon van Dyke A proud member of Pontelli's jurisdiction. Not the smiling type of guy... Please cast your votes until the end of this month. (Everyone in BoBS can assume the role of a Pontelli citizen and vote)
  21. Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5Episode 6Episode 7 Episode 8 Episode 9 Episode 10 Episode 11 - you are here. The Surprise was smoothly sailing away. Captain Blofeld called up Lady de Summer: Mylady, there is something I need to tell you. Lady de Summer: About that red-dressed sailor of yours? I agree that he is one of the best in the crew and doing real well. Also he's kind of cute... Captain Blofeld (blushes) Captain Blofeld: No, Mylady. That is not what I want to talk about. Lady de Summer: Is it about the boxes that Samuel Abacus has placed all over the deck? They are quite disturbing. Captain Blofeld: No, Mylady. That is not what I want to talk about. Lady de Summer: So, what is it then? Captain Blofeld: You remember when we discussed our destination? And the course we would have to take? Lady de Summer: Yes, we were looking at my map. Captain Blofeld: Right, right. And I warned you that danger was lying ahead. Lady de Summer: Yes, you did. Captain Blofeld: Well, it says "Beware! Sea Monsters Behind This Point". This is actually where we are right now. The seed, it is sown, the curse, it is cast! Look out ahead, if you dare! In the calm of the sea, the signpost was clearly visible. Also the two sea monsters behind it. They smiled at the Surprise and Lady de Winter was grinning back at them. Lady de Summer: Well? And that is all? Captain Blofeld: Yes, Mylady. Lady de Summer: Then this just means that we are right on track. Captain Blofeld: Yes, Mylady. Lady de Summer: Captain? Captain Blofeld: Yes, Mylady? Lady de Summer: Get on with it. (off) Captain Blofeld (blushes). To be continued...
  22. Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5Episode 6Episode 7 Episode 8 Episode 9 Episode 10 - you are here. Well, despite the Corries' optimism throughout the "light breeze" they had gone through, by the time it was over everyone was force to admit the obvious fact - they were entirely lost. The good news was that it didn't make much of a difference, because the waters had become so calm and the wind mostly died out, so they were hardly going anywhere anyways, so they had plenty of time to think up a plan and find out where they were. After a while, though, the calm started to weigh down the spirits of the whole crew. They were, in short, in the dumps, the blues, and the doldrums all in one. Suddenly, an eye appeared out of the blue, the dumps, and the doldrums (sorry, just the blue...) Everyone was a bit startled, and the Major jumped up into the rigging and insisted on staying there until the thing was gone. And by the way, if you happen to be wondering about the hole in the sail, that was what happened when Sergeant Salt had fired his pistol through the sail in the excess of his delight in episode nine. But I digress... Colonel Greybeard: Dash me buttons, now what is this?! Have you ever seen anything like it? Before anyone could say anything, though, the sea erupted, with eyes and tentacles everywhere. One of the monster's many tentacles grabbed onto a private's musket. Everything was tense silence for a moment as nobody moved a muscle... (Except for Lieutenant Stick, who had grabbed the boom for dear life as soon as the first tentacle appeared, and didn't make another motion throughout the whole ordeal - except that his teeth were chattering violently the whole time, though he would never admit it afterwards.) Suddenly Ensign Silvers, who had been smiling the whole time, leapt up and took the musket from the private. With a quick and surreptitious movement he swapped the musket for his umbrella in half a split second, and the tentacle, apparently happy with its gains, took the umbrella and returned to the sea. Everyone cheered as the monster returned to the deep, and Colonel Greybeard instantly decided to promote the Ensign to a captain then and there. In the excitement nobody had noticed that the Major's horse had disappeared, but the Major mourned for it for three days afterwards... To be continued... Another build from me for this storyline before I hand it back over the Captain B next week. If the pictures aren't the greatest, well, I was still trying to figure out this camera here I think I've got it fairly mastered by now after a couple other photography sessions, though Thanks for viewing, C&C are welcome as always!
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    [ESL-FB] The Cliff of Pontelli

    It was a bright day in Proud Pontelli. There were no signs of warning as to the dramatic events to follow. Asma April, Pontelli's self-appointed Mayor, was taking a stroll while talking to Colonel Brickinson. Asma: Colonel, tell me about the situation in my, erm, in our city. Brickinson: The mood is not very good at this point in time, Ma'am. Asma: My mood is great. No reason for anyone to feel bad. Brickinson: Well, the economy is not doing well, Ma'am. The ban on pets has led to a small increase in our fur production but that was not sustainable. With all of the cats absent, the mice population increased beyond imagination. The rodents have plundered our flour supplies. Bread prices have risen ridiculously. People are hungry. Many merchants are staying away from Pontelli now. And the army is not happy too. Asma: I have increased our army. Again no reason to feel unhappy. Brickinson: Well, the soldiers have not been paid. Look at the sourly faces of your personal guards, if you want proof. Asma: They should feel honoured to serve me. What is mere payment against this honour? Brickinson: In any case, Pontelli's treasury is empty. We cannot invest in anything anymore. I hate to break it to you but we are broke, Asma: Luckily, my modest Mayor muneration has allowed me to keep a few coins. Asma: So, Brickinson, you are bringing no good news? Brickinson: I am sorry, Ma'am. Asma: Well, you better should be. I can see it now. This is your fault. You have been plotting against me. Brickinson: I beg your pardon (notices something on the ground) Asma (thinking): He is standing right next to the cliffside. Just a little push to get rid of my enemy - forever! (raising her arms she starts to run towards Brickinson) Then things happen very fast. Brickinson bows to pick up what he has seen on the ground. ... and Asma April stumbles over him... and her impulse catapults her over the side of the cliff! THUD Brickinson looks up again, wondering what has just happened... the others stand shocked. They go to the side to look... And then they realize that it is over. Suddenly there is hope again in Pontelli. In Free Pontelli.
  24. Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5Episode 6Episode 7 Episode 8 Episode 9 - you are here. But the Corries' hopes for a quick chase and smooth sailing were bound to be overturned - instead they got something which most of them liked even more, a stiff and stormy northeastern gale. The little, overcrowded sloop sped through the water at an incredibly rate, and everyone was in quite capital spirits. Sergeant Salt even put a hole through the sail with his pistol by accident in the excess of his delight. The Marshal (and his horse) stood at the bow of the little boat, taking in the exhilarating and charged sea air as the sloop dashed through the waves. ...And then it started to rain. And rain, and rain. It was a torrential downpour before long, and all the soldiers and officers were drenched, but they were still in good spirits, despite the fact that they had lost sight of the highwayman and the Surprise some time since. Plus, Ensign Silvers found something useful stowed away at the bottom of the boat... To be continued... A last overview: There you have it! My build for this episode of the story, and this one was really a blast - had lots of fun watching it take shape, and was really happy with how it turned out. Thanks for viewing, C&C are welcome as always!
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    [ESL-FB] Fun With Flags!

    Puerto Desafio is seeing a new highlight in art & performance (& education): Alberto & George da Pontelli present: FUN WITH FLAGS The audience is delighted! Even the very rare ETWC flag was shown and explained! George insisted on presenting Captain Margon's pirate flag (reasons are not known) and he was nudging Alberto whenever he stuck on a certain flag topic for too long. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!