Rabblerouse (Y'all won) [[FULL]] Mar 23, 2019 0:41:50 GMT -5
Post by hoodwink on Mar 23, 2019 0:41:50 GMT -5
Law crept across the tunnel, noting how the light shining through the openings in the cave were a deeper gold, rather than the clear light of daytime. Shit, it's already sunset? Pirates were typically more lively at night, as a general rule. It would be problematic if the whole encampment was up and about. Keeping his eyes on the large crates that lined the walls, the pirate held his breath. Meeting up with the green wolf on the other side, Law grinned in relief as his trigger finger relaxed, his grip still firm on the long gun at his side. Motioning for Strax to follow with his hands, Law began to creep around the tunnel bend, wondering what was in store for them.
Turning the corner, the two were greeted by a gigantic cave room. The tunnel they emerged from led to a dark and shadowed path to the right, the left leading towards a dimly lit area that seemed more open. Staying low to the ground, Law motioned for Strax to follow him down the right path. Duh... stealth mission equals darkness. Law wasn't an amateur to these sorts of things, going to where there was more light would just leave the two obvious intruders more exposed. The shadowed tunnel was dark, though luckily the pirate's eyes had adjusted to the dim cave light by now. It sloped upwards slightly, turning to the left. At the top, Law was surprised to see large gaping sections in the wall to their left.
It seemed that the two paths had been connected in the large room, most likely residing in the large skull head itself. Through the gaps in stalagmites that created a wall to their left, Law and Strax could see a vast clearing of cave floor, speckled with puddles of dripping cave water and raised platforms of stone. The ceiling had two large holes where the skull's eyes were, two smaller ones shortly following for the nose holes. These holes acted as windows, allowing the golden sunset to splash the empty cave with its orange and pink hues. All in all, it was rather breath taking. The pirate didn't pay it much mind, though.
What had Law's eyes fixated was the huge chest in the center of the room below, open and brimmed with glinting golden pieces. The treasure glimmered in the sunset light that washed over the hollow rock, causing the pirate's breath to halt. "That's it!" It was a whisper, breathed in awe as he licked his lips. His voice was low, luckily not echoing through the large cave, though it didn't seem like anyone was in this space. Do they not have any guards? Though Strax and him had snuck past many of the pirates or traps laid out to intercept intruders, the pirate found it incredulous that no one would post guards around the giant freaking pile of treasure.
-"Strax, do you think it's a trap?"- The wolf at his side may not be clairvoyant, but the pirate assumed a psychic would have even better intuition than himself. In Law's opinion there were two possibilities. 1.) There were guards posted, but they either shirked their duty or were somewhere that the two couldn't see, or, 2.) It was a trap, leaving the treasure seemingly unprotected to lure in foolish thieves. Damn it, if only I had a clue... For a moment, the thought of traps and danger caused him to wonder about his other comrades scoping the scene for them across the island. He shook off the doubt, figuring if they were in trouble they'd call Strax. Looking around the room, Law continued down the rounding tunnel that overlooked the large room. The shaded path led for a bit longer to the left before dipping down into rubble, leading down into the clearing by the dark and shadowed back of it.
-"If we're gonna go down, this'll be the spot to do it."- He kept his thoughts directed at Strax, thankful for the telepathic communication as the two skulked around. The rubble was heavily shadowed, as the tunnel had led them around the perimeter of the room to the back. The two could easily manage to make their way down the rubble, into the clearing and snatch the treasure. The question was how to escape with such a large trunk. Do I need all of it, or just a piece? Law truthfully had no idea how this 'immortality' thing worked, he just knew he wanted a part of it.
Turning towards Strax, he waited to hear the wolf's answer to his previous question before asking another. -"Hey...what are the chances you could teleport something to the ship, instead of someone?"- He had been struck by an idea.
As the two emerged from their hiding spot by the spotted path on the shore, a shift in pressure happened that most on the island were unaware of. It was a silent change, one that simply caused everything to seem...still. Silence floated over the island for a brief moment, just as horns began to blow. It seemed an alarm had sounded from the encampment, though the cause wasn't initially apparent. Neku and Charlotte stood closer to the pirate shelter than the shore, sheltered by many tropical trees that surrounded the island. "Ah!!!" A scream pierced through the air from the pirate encampment, a death thrall. It was a horrific shout, one that signified a certain doom.
Suddenly gunfire and cannon shots could be heard as torches began to light up from the lookout towers. Another horn blared through the sky, steadily transitioning from sunset into night as the stars began to grow visible. There were the pounding of feet hitting sand as suddenly a rather thin pirate emerged on the same path the other two stood. The man was ragged looking, his clothing tattered and fear wide in his eyes as he rushed towards the direction of Neku and Charlotte. "Heartless!! It's the Heartless!!" There was a mounting terror in the man's voice as he pushed past the two on the path, running towards where the other two pirates from before had come. "There's loads of 'em!!"
It seemed even immortal pirates were fearful of having their heart stolen. Heartless were not stopped by trivial things, such as seas or shrouds of mist or magical curses, they forced their way through any crevice of darkness they could find, on any world. Perhaps the curse couldn't account for the hosts heart being forcefully taken from them? For now it seemed a mystery as the pirate booked it towards the large skull head cave, waving his hands wildly through the air. Almost on cue, as the man disappeared around the shore bend, multiple Heartless began to emerge, surrounding the mystical woman and young mercenary. They emerged without warning, without sound, simply appearing from the shadows of the trees on the island sand. Their bright yellow eyes glowed with malice and hunger as they began to rush towards the two who's hearts they felt.
[[11 Enemies! 6 Shadow, 3 Pirates (the Heartless, not the people lol), 2 Darkballs]]