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If looks could kill Neda would have burned this woman before her alive. The way she carried herself, and gazed so evenly at Neda as if she were above her in every aspect of life. Neda wanted to rip her hair clean out and toss her overboard with a slit throat, see her try to look so regal then. But then, Neda knew her fate would be similar if she touched this woman. That just made to piss of the female pirate even more. When Adrienne walked past her and towards the kitchen Neda tried to appear cool as ever, but the moment the woman walked out of the door she slammed it shut with a growl, "Damn her! Annoying witch!" she hisses before storming back to her duties.

In his quarters, Kaz was still seated at his table with maps littered around him. Hearing the door open he turns in his seat and raises his eyes before yelling, "Ven!" he shouts. A minute later, the first mate appeared curiously, "Grab a bowl. I know you have a habit of skipping meals when your at the helm." he explains gesturing towards Adrienne holding dinner.
"Ah, you always do look out for me." The first mate nods taking one of the bowl, he nods to her, "Thank you." he admits before leaving to resume his task at the helm.
Kazuki picks up a spare bottle of wine from a chest near the desk and pours into two cups before handing her one, "Here," he gestures before taking the second bowl and turning back around, "After we get out from Isla Sirena we'll have a straight shot to where the last navy vessel is, more than enough time to attack it and get out of there before the navy is any wiser." He explains while he gazing at his compass, "If they are pursuing us...perhaps it would be best to go back around Isla Sirena...assuming we escape it the first time unharmed." He says aloud while looking at his papers.

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Stole the Queen from her bed...
And bound her in her bones...


Adrienne
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Adrienne inclined her head in response to the first mate, Ven's, "thank you." Yes, she quite liked him; he had manners. She had heard the woman rage after shutting the door behind her and, although the thought of someone hating her so much did not do much to bother her, she decided it would be wise to watch her carefully.

As he shared his plans with her, she slowly, politely ate, absorbing his plans and going over them seriously in her head. Taking a sip of wine, she nibbled at her lip before speaking. Uncertain as to what he would want her to call him, she decided to play it safe and address him by his rank. "Captain, while your plan is a good one, it would still be wise to reconsider the Isle. That's the last I'll say of it," she told him quietly. She decided she liked talking and dining with him like this. It made her wonder if the other woman had been in her position once.

She finished her dinner and took another sip of her wine before she heard the telltale lull in noise outside the cabin. Adrienne was unconcerned for herself, and had been even when warning him earlier, but she glanced toward the door, knowing they had just started to sail through the jagged, craggy spires of Isla Sirena. She cast a both weary and wary glance at Kaz, wondering if he could sense the change in the air, too. She took a deep breath and kept her gaze level on him.

"Don't succumb to it, whatever you do," she warned him softly, realizing he was the only person on this vessel except perhaps Ven that she suddenly found herself wanting to keep safe, just before the soft beginnings of the siren songs began to rise outside.


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Kaz glanced up at Adrienne listening to her opinion, he gives her a smirk and a shake of his head tiredly, "I'm far too late to go back on the Isle." He explains before turning back in his seat to face her, in his hands was a map which he shows her, "The navy has these points surrounded." He explains, "If we go back it'll be like walking into a cage. Those old naval Captains are the superstitious types, they'll risk the extra day to go around this Isle, we might or might not be putting ourselves at risk, but it's our only choice at this point."

Taking a bite of his stew and a long gulp of his wine, he sets it down as he feels the wind grow just a little bit more stifling. Setting down his food, the Captain unconsciously reaches for his scabbard feeling that a threat was nearby but not knowing what it was, "Do you hear that?" He asks the woman in the room with him after a minute with the doors blocking out the outside sounds he could only hear faint murmurs and nothing distinguishable. At her warning a chill goes through him, standing up he immediately leaves his quarters and goes straight to the helm, he noticed instantly upon opening the door that he was met with a silence about the ship it was unnatural.

"Ven, what the hell is going on?" He asks his first mate when he reaches the boats steering. Ven seemed to snap from a gaze before looking at the Captain, "Oh, Captain Kaz." He acknowledges before looking towards the water, "I don't know, we got towards the Isle and then there was a beautiful voice...don't you hear it?" he asks in a sort of dazed manner.
Captain Kazuki curses realizing that his first mate was steering them inward, "You idiot I told you not to steer in!" he snaps
Ven didn't seem to hear him however, going to the railing of the ship he looks out as if in a trance.
Meanwhile Kazuki takes the helm and tries to move outward, as he started to turn the ship however, a fog began to descend thick as the color white. Soon, the young pirate could see nothing more than a few feet beyond the boat. After a frantic moment of thought, Kazuki slowed their boat until it was drifting with the sea. His actions were met with an eerie thick silence. All over the ship his men were looking out wondering what in the world happened that was until they heard the lullaby of a beautiful voice.
It was so enchanting for a minute the Captain would've sworn he was hearing things, but as he turned his head he realized someone really was singing on the rocks, "Whose voice is that?" The Captain called up to a man positioned in the crows nest.

The man gazed out but shook his head, "I can only barely see her, you'll have to steer her in closer Captain!" he shouts back.


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Adrienne sighed as he immediately jumped up and left the cabin. Well... She supposed she would be able to leave after all. Or would she?

"Fool...," she murmured as she graced the deck, remaining at the base of the mast closest to the upper deck where Kaz and Ven were. She heard the song, understanding the sirens' language as their creator. The song was a blood hymn; they were definitely on the hunt. She reclined against the mast as the fog enveloped them and the man in the crow's nest told him to steer toward the voice for a better look. Idiots.

Adrienne listened as the song grew louder and more powerful before one siren appeared at the edge of the ship, most of the crew already so entranced they only saw luck in the occurrence. One pirate stumbled toward her and she readily embraced him as she sang with her sisters, taking him into the water with her where he silently drowned, going unnoticed by the rest of the crew, who were readily entranced by the other sirens who visited from the rocks.

She inhaled deeply, the song having no effect on her whatsoever. She was much too powerful for that. The sirens' singing did not effect women anyway, although Adrienne's own voice held the same power over both sexes and was the sirens' concentration of power a hundredfold. She looked up at Kaz, wondering how he was faring and also wondering how she would react if he fell into a trance.



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The song was getting louder, much too loud to ignore any more. Despite himself, the Captain could feel his hands moving of their own accord straight towards the rocks he had been trying to avoid. It felt as if his body were ignoring his mind which screamed at him that there was danger here for himself and his crew, how was he supposed to stop this preferably before they crashed into the rocks and all got killed? The Captain could see the shapely figure of a woman as she boarded his ship and approached a sailor he wasn't personally familiar with. It was probably a man who had recently joined his crew as just a body. As the man approached the woman, she took his face and steered him straight to the railing and over the ships end silently, from the gazes of the others sailors he was the only one who had noticed.

"Damn it." He curses silently as he sees another beautiful figure appear on the ship, he could already feel his own resolve starting to melt despite knowing the consequences. It was like being lured into a tempting web and being unable to turn back. Of course that was what every sailor said about Sirens, once you heard them it took insurmountable willpower to turn away. The only ones they didn't affect were...
The Captain's eyes widened, "Neda! Neda where are you?!" He shouts over the voices
that was when he caught sight of the woman just appearing from below deck looking confused. She runs towards him, "What's with everyone? What the hell is happening?"

"Sirens." He explains trying to cover one ear with his hand, "Neda you need to steer the ship!" He orders
"What?! I can't steer the ship!" She asks in horror.
"Well, you're gonna need to unless you want to die!" He shouts knowing he didn't need to for her to hear but hoping that if he kept his voice raised it'd drown out the women's song, "I can't steer! I'm a man I'll drive us right towards those damn beasts!"
"I'll do the same thing!" she insists, "In a fog too? I don't even know where I'm going!"
"JUST DO IT!" He screams before grabbing his bandana, roughly he ties it around his head so that the cloth covered his ears, "Everyone get off the rails! Get below deck!" He shouts despite the order only a few men were pulling away.

A hand reached up towards Kazuki's first mate, the man reached out a hand to touch it, just before they could make contact the Captain snatched roughly by the back of his pants towards the ground before yelling again for the men to get below deck.
Meanwhile, Neda was frantic, holding the helm she gazes about herself completely confused. Lots of things she knew how to do but not how to safely steer the ship through jagged rocks. Her eyes landed upon Adrienne, biting her lip in resentment finally she swallows it and looks down, "You were in his quarters right?" she asks, "So you saw the map and heard where Captain Kaz intended for the ship to go!" she says knowing that it was true since she used to be in the same position, "You told Kaz that you could do any job on a ship right? So you can steer it right?! Please you have to steer the ship! I don't want Kazuki to die!" she pleads almost hating that she was in this position but knowing that Adrienne was the only one who could get them out alive.


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Adrienne warred wih herself a moment, already on the verge of running to help anyway. She couldn't let them die. Especially not Kaz. For whatever reason.

She vaulted up the stairs and took the helm from Neda, straightening out the bow before it hit a collection of rocks. The sirens still sang and they were beginning to board the ship and go toward the door that led down below. "s**t... They need help down below," she told Neda, making another turn around a treacherous spire. "The sirens are made of water, they can still drown them. Sirens don't tend to get near females because we're immune to them, so if you go down there, maybe they'll stop coming."

She watched as the woman ran below deck after the three sirens that had already gotten through. The sirens wouldn't go away from a woman's presence, especially not just one, but she could keep the men at bay. While she had sent Neda specifically to help, she also needed her gone to get the growing horde off the ship. Turning again skillfully through a narrow space, she gripped the helm and looked down over the sirens, their song deafening. She could hear the men pounding and shouting at the door to be let out so they could go to them and she was impressed that Neda was managing to keep them all down there.

Adrienne's voice started out as a hum, but when she began to sing, a tremulous force shook the boat, as she was using her entrancement's full power that she had in this body. She could choose to use the undertone of entrancement in her voice, turning it on and off on whim, and was using all of it now. A hush fell over the ship apart from the men, now screaming with desperation to get out because of Adrienne's short, but irresistible addition. She was surprised they weren't already out, but she heard footsteps, seeing as Neda wouldn't have been able to ignore her voice.

She looked down upon the sirens, who stood and looked reverently up at her although their hungry gazes flitted between her and the doors soon to swing open. "Do you need saving?" the lead siren asked her in their language, with a loving gaze only Adrienne could earn from them.

Adrienne sighed and shook her head with an equally loving look. They were her creation after all, even though they had tried to take her, er...the Captain. With a sigh, she turned one last time while the sirens abandoned ship with individual bows and flourishing curtsies to Adrienne and delivered the ship and its crew out of the deathly rock formations of Isla Sirena.


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Neda backs away with clear relief that the woman was going to help steer the ship. Hearing the order to help the men below deck she grins and races off, at last there was a job she knew she could do! Sliding down to the lower quarters the woman grabs her sword and dismantles a Siren along the way, of course they were made of water so it wasn't as if she was doing any damage, but at least it gave her a satisfying feeling. Seeing men near the treasure room, she launches herself up to a support beam and twists her body, with one well timed kick the man in front of stumbles forward and causes a dog pile into the treasury. Landing the woman shuts and locks the door and drags a barrel in front of the door. As many more of the men fall down deck, courtesy of either finally listening to their Captain or else being shoved down there by him Neda begins to pile up the other quarters one by one before locking their respective doors.

She had already realized that the Sirens weren't paying her any attention, neither were they being deterred but Neda found that there wasn't enough water in their bodies to drown these men anyway, if the female creatures wanted the crew to die they'd need to drag them into the water. As the ship makes a violent turn, the female pirate falls against the wall hard, a barrel she placed before the treasure room is shoved away leaving the men to open the door. Neda curses and grabs some rope, "Come on!" she yells daring them to try to get past her.

Above the deck, Kaz couldn't make himself completely deaf to the Sirens call but realized that he could resist them if he muffled their sound. For a moment, the Captain had a tumbling match with his first mate, before he managed to knock him out, grab some rope and tie the other man to the main mast. As Ven collapsed against the mast completely subdued, the Captain continued yelling his orders both for his crews benefit and his own. He himself was avoiding the railing not wanting to be tempted to reach out for one of the beautiful figures, but when he got close enough to one of his men he used his full force to yank the man back and throw him down the stairs to the lower decks. Despite his attempts and the last man atop the deck fell overboard with a lustful smile on his face. Captain Kaz finally felt his own mind swimming and he fell to his knees. He only looked up feeling a presence beside him, as his head lifted he found his eyes matching those of a beautiful cerulean smiling and singing. Just as the Captain started to stand up both of their attention diverted hearing a voice even more beautiful. Captain Kaz immediately looked towards the helm in surprise to see Adrienne singing back to the Sirens and them responding.

Captain Kaz found his feet just as the creatures around Adrienne dispersed. Just as he passed the lower deck stairs, Neda was running up also curious, "Captain Kaz, who was that beautiful voice?" she asks her eyes holding just a bit of a trance-like gaze to them. The Captain glanced at her before shaking his head, "You were just hearing things, just another Siren maybe. Go ahead and free the men, I think we're safe now." He explains listening to the insistent pounding below. As Neda went back down, the Captain stepped up the three stairs closer to the woman. When he was facing her he pauses for a minute before grabbing her arms in a tight but not painful grip, "Alright, who or what are you? A Siren yourself?" He demands starting to recall the warning Captain Stefan had given him before bringing this woman on his ship as a prisoner.

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Adrienne reflexively twisted out of Kaz's grasp, her sense of survival kicking in. She relaxed once she was a couple steps away. "First of all, you're welcome. Secondly, sirens are composed of water, not flesh. And thirdly, you wouldn't believe me even if I told you, just take my word on that and allow me to keep this one piece of information to myself." Damn, she hadn't seen that he was still on deck after focusing in on the sirens. How would she explain this?

Her eyes wandered toward the crew, spotting Neda amongst them and smiling slightly. She'd done extremely well in the job she'd given her. While Neda obviously did not like her, Adrienne had a good amount of respect for her after the run-in with the sirens. She wet her lips and let out a soft sigh, her back and shoulders throbbing with the tension that had been laced through her muscles while steering the ship. She'd managed to keep them all in one piece, at least, which made her glad for having experience on other vessels.

Stars were beginning to dot the sky as it fell deeper into its bluish tones, an amazing array of constellations above them. She stared up at them before noticing a black shape in the distance; the other Navy vessel. "Is that your target?" she asked Kaz softly, not looking at him.



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Kazuki growls as the woman pulls away from him and gives him yet another evasive answer. He advances upon her again; there was no way he was going to allow her to slither out from under this, not after seeing her talking to those things! Well, actually she wasn’t really talking to them, more like singing to them, but it was all the same difference to the Captain at this point. “I don’t care if they're made of feathers! What the hell was that all about? I don’t even know if I should be thanking you!” He tells her still wondering if she really was some sort of mystical creature or another.

When the woman turns her face away, it took everything in the young Captain not to snatch her up by her hair and force those pretty little lips open. He was brought out of sweet ideas on how to torture the information out of her he heard Adrienne’s voice again regarding a ship nearby. All thoughts he had before quickly leave him and the Captain gazes over the railing spotting proud white sails in the distance. He let out a deep sigh which relaxed the tensed muscles of his shoulders before turning back around to the woman who had saved his life.
“This conversation isn’t over.” He tells her darkly, “But for now, I’m going to forget what I saw and heard and thank you for saving me and my crew.” He tells her before turning to face his men, “All hands on deck! Change the sails to black as night! We’re taking this ship in the curtain of darkness.” He yells to men who still appeared slightly dazed but began to work nonetheless. Captain Kazuki approached the main mast and gently slaps his friends cheeks to wake him up, “Ven, snap out of it, wake up!” he tells him before starting to untie him. As he works, Neda approaches Adrienne with her arms crossed. She looks down just a bit with a blush before glancing up at her, “Maybe, you ain’t as bad as I thought you were… thanks for helpin out.” She tells her before shifting her weight awkwardly until she was facing the seas, she glancing at the girl from the corner of her eyes, “I guess I owe you one now. I’ll pay you back, on my honor.” She tells her before walking off. Kazuki was standing up again with his first mate behind him still rubbing the sore spot on his head.

As they grew closer to the vessel, Kazuki sighs, “Well, this is most certainly not the vessel with our prize on it. That’s the Brittany, she’s an old ship who usually carries fine linens and clothing.”
”At last a ship with fine clothes!” Neda puts in
“As if you need any more clothes.” Ven snorts and the crew chuckles.
Captain Kazuki glances to Adrienne, “You will stay aboard this ship. We will use the small boats on the side and take her by surprise.” He explains a bit louder so everyone could hear, “The Dark Selene will back us up with cannons.”
“Aye Sir!” The crew yells back while raising their weapons.
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Adrienne kept her eyes away from Kaz, enraged to find herself mildly stung by his new dislike of her. Since when did she care what others, especially humans, thought of her? Why should she care? There was no answer, absolutely none. Her features were tense when Neda walked up to her and, with interest, Adrienne paused in her incensed stream of thoughts to regard the girl. As Neda said her fill, Adrienne's face softened a little. She would have told the other woman that there was no need to repay her, but she decided that gesture would do little good. Neda seemed to be a woman who kept score when it came to saving lives and such. Adrienne understood that train of thought and respected it, not saying a word to accompany the respectful inclination of her head she gave.

When Kaz returned with a fully conscious Ven, Adrienne listened to their conversation, noting the ship they were nearing. It took on a new, less important look with Kaz's revelation on which Navy vessel it was. She chuckled lightly at Neda's enthusiasm, which was rivaled by Kaz's lack thereof. She did not regard Kaz when he spoke to her again, but wouldn't do otherwise. She had no need to board the Brittany, nor did she have any wish to further Kaz's darkening opinion of her. At least, not at the moment.

She had to reluctantly admit that pirates were as much a part of the sea as sirens, tides, and fish. They were one breed of many breeds of predators that lurked on the high seas, but they did what they did by choice, not by animal instinct. They were an interesting species, different than normal humans. And while their kind had trapped her inside a human body and she hated them immensely for it, she could understand why they had done it.

Adrienne leaned against the helm as the crew descended into the smaller rowboats and crept toward the unsuspecting Navy vessel, content to hang back and watch the attack with nothing more than curiosity and interest. She'd been contained during the last attack, unable to see their strategy and progress. Perfectly happy on a quiet ship, she smoothed her fingertips along the polished wood of the wheel and kept her moonlit blue eyes focused upon the darkened pirate crew.



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Captain Kaz was on the first boat lowered into the ocean with a pack of his men who had claims to being among the best swimmers. As the row boat was quietly led to the large vessel ahead. The Captain quietly ordered for his men to drift into the shadows to avoid detection. From the Dark Selene, the ships first mate waited tensely with binoculars inspecting their preys activity while awaiting a signal for help. They were lucky that darkness had met them outside of Isla Sirena. With it they were able to creep into a prime pouncing position with their victim not even aware danger was among them.

When Kaz's boat touched the edge of the Brittany he gently stuck a hook into the boats side to keep place. Nodding to his men, everyone expect him slipped into the dark waters and placed bombs with especially long fuses against the sides of the ship. When all of the explosives were in place, the Captain and his crew climbed aboard. He smirked noticing, as he got on, that only a handful of the crew was out. Turning to Neda as she met him on his side with another small boat full of men he makes a gesture, "Send everyone below deck into hell before they even wake up."
Neda grins, "You bet." she agrees
Just as everyone was on board, or on the side of the vessel, the bombs went off causing the Brittany to rock dangerously.

Someone shouted the alarm for pirates from the crows nest, but it was already too late. Just as one navy soldier managed to get his bearings straight on the rocking ship, Captain Kaz plowed his sword through his heart. They took the Brittany by such surprise one couldn't even call it a battle, it was simply a massacre. In less than fifteen minutes the pirates had killed off the entire crew. Ven looked up as he saw Captain Kaz waving his hat towards The Dark Selene. Ven smiles, "I love it when a plan goes off without a hitch." He remarks lightly before yelling to the men below who had stayed to man the canons, "Set course towards the wounded Brittany!"

He heard his orders echoed by a few others until at last the ship was moving through the waters. As the ship paralleled the overthrown navy vessel Captain Kazuki placed a foot against the railing and leaned forward to yell to his first mate, "Perfect, let's board the goods quickly before we catch sight of nearby sails. I am sure reinforcements are nearby especially after The Moon Dust sank." he explains while his men placed boards and began to walk across with boxes of fine linen. Another group of men however were replacing the rowboats against the side of the Dark Selene. Everyone was moving as quickly and swiftly as possible like a pack of wolves trying to devour as much as possible before an even bigger predator came and chased them off their kill.
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Adrienne
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Adrienne watched as the explosive bursts of the bombs ignited the night, causing immediate chaos on board. She heard shouting and the clanging of weaponry, but little else until Ven pulled the Selene alongside the other once-proud vessel. She remained against the broadside edge of the ship, her eyes scanning the star-ridden skies until she felt a change in the atmosphere and her eyes instinctively dropped toward the tides just as the movement of a monstrous black shape caught a reflection in the water.

Suddenly physically ill with both dread and from the very presence of the abomination beneath the ship, she hesitated and then sprinted toward the other side with every intention of warning Kaz and the rest of the crew, whether he believed her or not. However, just as her right foot touched the rail, she was jerked backward by Ven, who reinformed her that she was not supposed to leave the ship. She kicked out and struggled violently, her breath coming in little, frantic pants.

Ven started yelling for her to calm down, refusing to loosen his hold, and she cried, "No! No, please, you don't understand, it's under the ship! Let me go, it's--" But she was cut off by an unearthly moan of noise beneath the ship and fell silent, shaking visibly with silent tears rolling from her eyes from the sheer wrongness of the creature's existence. Ven still held onto her, but had quit restraining her, both frozen with fear, Adrienne because she knew what it was, Ven because he didn't. A shuddering, rattling breath escaped her parted lips.

Suddenly both ships lurched and they toppled over, Adrienne spilling out of his arms and hitting the deck, rolling with the tilt of the ship until she hit the railing hard and rolled off, grabbing the edge of the broadside rail before she fell into the black waves below her that now caused her il rather than calml. She clung to the wooden rail and started attempting to haul herself over back onto the deck before the beast noticed her vulnerable position.



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The crew of pirates were quick and efficient at transporting everything of value that The Dark Selene could hold in her chambers. As the last of the materials were on, Kazuki nodded to his first mate, "That's the last of it, all hands back on Selene." He announces.
Ven nodded and stepped to the side a bit as all of the men began to walk the planks and climb back on board. He had only happened to glance over to their unusually quiet female captive when he took note of her almost paled complexion. In concern he walked over, "Adrienne?" He had questioned but at that moment she had taken off like a shot straight towards The Brittany, "Whoo! Hold it! Captains orders remember? You can't go over there." He tells her sternly. But instead the woman continued to jerk and fight. Bewildered, Ven only held her closer, "Calm down, would you? I can't let you over there I'm sorry!" he insists. Suddenly they both stopped at the sound of a moan beneath the sea. Ven continued to hold the woman but his gripped had loosened a bit in confusion. Just stepping off the board from the Brittany, Neda pauses from where she had been approaching them, "What the...hell?" she whispers. That was when all hell seemed to break loose. The ship lurched so violently, The Dark Selene recoiled almost as if she had been struck by canons. Ven was forced to release the woman as they both tumbled. Ven was just barely able to snatch the main mast before he fell towards the side of the ship.

On the other boat, Kazuki was waiting for everyone to get aboard their ship before leaving himself. Just as he stopped onto the board leading to his ship the waters charged up and forced him back onto The Brittany. Flying over his head, he smacked hard against the foremast and straight over the broadside where he clutched the railing. He swung his legs helplessly for a minute before gritting his teeth and forcing himself back up and onto The Brittany. Seeing Ven clutch the main mast he yelled over, "What the hell was that?!"


A little beside Adrienne, Neda had also near fallen off, she looks confused for a moment before hauling herself back up. Immediately she turns and offers a hand to the other woman and starts pulling her back onto the ship as well. Seeing her tears, Neda feels her voice starting to go frantic, "What? What's wrong?" she asks already feeling in her own gut that they were in a lot of trouble.
"I don't know! Maybe we hit a whale?" Ven wonders aloud. Before they could exchange anymore words a bright beam of light was flashed onto them. Both pirates covered their eyes against the glare to look forward.
"Dark Selene, this is the British Navy. You and your Captain, Kazuki Topaz are arrest for piracy and high treason! Do not resist or we will be forced to fire!" Came an order from one of two navy vessels. Kazuki cursed, "Reinforcements." He stated bitterly to himself before looking to Ven, "Get the Dark Selene out of here!" He yells
Ven hesitated, "Captain what about you?" "I'll manage!"

"This is the British Navy, we order you to immediately cease all hostility towards the Brittany!" The ship ordered.
In confusion both Kazuki and Ven looked at one another, "What does he mean? Are we attacking the Brittany anymore?" The Captain asked.
At that moment another moan was heard so loud in the sea that it made the sailors insides shake. Huge tentacles burst out of the sea and began to circle around the Brittany. Quickly, the Captain stood up and struggled to keep his balance while trying to avoid the creatures arms gripping the wood of the ship. From the force of the tentacles shooting up, the Dark Selene was once again carried on a tidal wave which threatened to near tip her. Ven gripped the mast tightly again but yelled as they were shoved away from the Brittany and consequently Captain Kaz.
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The King and his men
Stole the Queen from her bed...
And bound her in her bones...


Adrienne
Nerissa, Goddess of the Sea


Adrienne thanked the woman for pulling her up, although it came out in a choked voice. She was about to attempt to answer just before a brilliant light blinded them all, the voice of a British captain sounding out loudly and clearly. At their persistent warnings, she turned to regard the other ship, having thought all the other members of the crew had returned to the Selene. She was mostly correct.

Without thinking, she whirled and started running toward the other ship, dodging as she was fired at for moving toward the Brittany. Not knowing what had spurred her on, she was nearly to the only remaining plank between the boats when another lurch of the boats caused it to splinter between them. She gripped the mast she fell backward onto, her hair flying around her face, a thin sheen of sweat and seawater upon her forehead. "Kaz!" she shouted, although her voice was nearly drowned out by the roar of the waves and moans created by the monster.

The tentacles unraveled from the Brittany when the Navy opened fire on the fleshy appendages, the rocking vessel slowly balancing back out while the Selene shifted as the creature swam under it to reach the active Navy vessel. Adrienne shuddered as the ship was swiftly taken under, the sounds of crunching wood, beams, and bones resonating through the night.

Tears still streaming from her eyes, she watched as the same tentacles began creeping up the sides of the Selene, the massive Kraken still hungry even after devouring the hundreds of lives likely to have been aboard the Navy ship. Adrienne and the crew backed away from the railings, her entire frame trembling with adrenaline and fear. This ravenous beast was not something she could control. It was not supposed to exist and its presence made her ill. She could not call it off... However...

Adrienne shook her head, no. That was a last resort.

She picked up an abandoned sword on the deck and held it expertly in one hand, wary eyes upon the tentacles above her, climbing to slither up the masts and to skim the deck for prey. Adrienne flinched as some fool fired a shot into one of the creature's many arms, which only served to make it very angry.

Tentacles began swinging and reaching for victims left and right, and chaos and panic broke loose across the deck. Adrienne kept close to one of the masts while the crew ran rampant, moving only to gain a better position near the stairs.



The seas be ours,
And by the Powers,
Where we will, we'll roam.


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