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  1. Week of May 24, 2020 to May 31, 2020 #1: Total Cartoon Island Strikes Back! - 70 #2: Community Peacematch: Beyond Redemption - 66 #3: Power Rangers: Multiverse Force - 53 #4: the legendarium show of mythix - 42 #5: SBCinema - 38 #6: JCMovies - 28 #7: The Silly Adventures of Patrick Star - 27 #8: Pirate Legends - 20 #9: Squidward Chat! - 19 #10: Oh Yeah! Collections - 15 #11: SpongeBob SquarePants: Lost in Translation - 13 #12: "Forum Wars" miniseries: sequel to "The Death of SpongeBob Community". - 10 #13: Gambol's Program - 9 #14: Bikini Bottom Nature Watch - 6 #15: 4EverGreen Presents One Shot Stories - 6 #16: Tiki Land - 5 #17: Nickelodeon Heroes 3.5 - 5 #18: The Tidal Zone Mystery of Squid Noir and Wacky Sidekick(aka my fan-storyboarded episode) - 5 #19: Crap's Fics (Current Project: N-Force) - 4 #20: The OBAB Show Season 3 - 4 #21: The Goofy Gooberz Show - 4 #22: Bikini Bottom Adventures - 4 #23: The Adventures of LMFAO - 3 #24: Squnschpunsch - 3 #25: Drifter's Fantasy Setting Project - 3
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  3. 20. Moonlight Curse: Part II The Crimson Devil is sailing ahead, seeing the Eclipse Pearl making its way toward Isla de Condenar. Valek is furiously throwing around his artifacts and notes in his cabin. He had no clue why Treasure refused to heal him, but his plans had fallen apart. He could still salvage this by killing Treasure so nobody else could ever receive its powers. He strikes his sword across the stone tablet, marking Treasure with an x. As soon as the Dauntless was in sight, he would blast it into nothing, ridding himself of many problems. He did not care who was killed, even if that included the governor and commodore, who wanted to arrest him. At this point to him, nothing mattered anymore. Valek goes outside, seeing his remaining soldiers hard at work. Fog then begins to appear, and Valek realizes he’s close. Aboard the Dauntless, Tyrell comes across Higgs, recognizing him from when he was a sailor in the navy. Higgs is still looking after Treasure. “Vincent Higgs…you were once a respected sailor in the Royal Navy, and now a pirate. Why the turn away from such prestige?” Tyrell asked curiously. “Sometimes ye see the world in a new way, sorry lad.” Higgs replied, as Tyrell is not sure what to make of it. As the Dauntless sails closer, they spot a large red object through the fog. Through the thick, they make out the Crimson Devil, waiting to blast them and blocking their path forward. “Sir, it looks like the admiral is ready to fire on us!” Gravel said, seeing the crew readying the guns. “What is he thinking!?” Rose asked, thinking Valek had lost it. “We’re not wasting our firepower.” Tyrell said. “But I think he’s willing to waste his…” Mack noted, seeing the cannons aiming. “We’ll be dead the moment we try passing.” Rose said, worried. “And our ammo may not be enough for Valek’s ship.” Tyrell admitted. IR-44 calculates the situation and steps forward. “My self-destruct function has enough power to destroy the entire vessel. It’ll allow you to safely pass.” IR-44 explained, as the crew looks at it, realizing that would work. “But you wouldn’t make it.” Mara noted. “I know. I accept my fate to save you, my friends. There is no other way.” IR-44 replied, willing to sacrifice itself for them. “He has spoken.” Mack said, admiring the robot’s selflessness. IR-44 is seen taking one of the longboats, rowing it toward the Crimson Devil. It makes it through the fog undetected. IR-44 then begins climbing up the ship, as one of the soldiers sees the longboat below, confused. IR-44 walks onto the deck, as the soldiers look at it in curiosity. Stewart comes face to face with it, as IR-44 begins booting up its self-destruct sequence. Valek sees the commotion, wondering what is going on. “WAIT, NO!” Valek yelled, realizing it’s a bomb, and he jumps. IR-44 detonates, ripping the Crimson Devil apart in its explosion. Many of Valek’s soldiers, including Stewart, are killed in the blast, as the ship is blown into smithereens. Valek lands in the water, but the blast scarred half of his face. He angrily tries to swim through the wreckage. Mack salutes IR-44, as the ship passes by through the flaming wreckage. “That contraption’s bravery will be memorialized. Now, Stark, with me.” Tyrell said, grabbing Mack, as he escorts him onto one of the longboats for their part of the plan. Higgs sees the Eclipse Pearl coming into view through the fog, and wants to help the crew stowed away on there. He heads for a longboat, still holding Treasure, when Mara stops him. “You’re going to need help.” Mara said, as Higgs gladly lets her come. The two row the longboat toward the Pearl. Tyrell and Mack’s own longboat, shared with other soldiers, makes it closer to the cave. They spot the Eclipse Pearl, seemingly abandoned. Tyrell lowers his spyglass. “I don't care for the situation. Any attempt to storm the cave could turn into an ambush.” Tyrell noted. “Not if you're the one doing the ambushing. I go in, I convince Bedossa to send his men out with their little boats. You and your mates return to the Dauntless and blast the bejesus out of them with your little cannons, eh. What do you have to lose?” Mack asked. “Nothing I'd lament being rid of.” Tyrell replied, removing his arm from Mack’s shoulder. “Now, to be quite honest with you, there's still a slight risk to those aboard the Dauntless, which includes the future of Juliet.” Mack replied. He watches Tyrell as he considers that. “Also, that Valek friend of yours…cannot say I liked him. You’re better.” Mack confessed to Tyrell. “That is one thing we can agree on.” Tyrell replied, as he keeps looking out. Lit by torches and shafts of moonlight, pirates move through the caves. They climb over rocks and through water, toward the center. Bedossa leads the way, tossing an apple. Sawyer, hands bound behind his back, is shoved along. “No reason to fret. Just a prick of the finger. A few drops of blood.” Gintell said calmly to Sawyer. “No mistakes this time. He's only half Turner. We spill it all.” Twip said. Gintell finds a good amount of delight in this. “I guess there is reason to fret.” Gintell replied. In the center of the cavern, Sawyer is pushed close to the stone chest by Koler and Twip, then shoved to his knees. Koler pushes Sawyer's head forward directly over the chest, the medallion hanging below his throat. Bedossa takes the stone knife from atop the chest of gold. “Excuse me. Pardon me. Beg pardon.” Mack said, trying to make his way through the crowd. “Begun by blood... by blood un…” Bedossa began chanting. Mack emerges from the crowd of pirates. Bedossa stares. “Mack!” Sawyer said “You’re quicker than I expected.” Bedossa replied. “Where's Juliet?!” Sawyer asked. “She's safe, just like I promised. And you get to die for her, just like you promised. So we're all men of our word really, except for Juliet, who is in fact...a woman.” Mack said. Pirates surround Mack, and Bedossa points a knife at him. “Silence! You’re next!” Bedossa yelled, and again puts the knife to Sawyer's throat. “You don't want to be doing that, mate.” Mack said, trying to stall. Bedossa glances back at him. “No, I really think I do.” Bedossa replied. “Your funeral.” Mack replied, shrugging. Bedossa presses the blade to Sawyer's throat, he truly wants to do it. He whirls back on Mack. “Why don't I want to do it? Didn’t ye want yer chance to kill me in my mortal form?” Bedossa inquired. “Well, because…” Mack was saying. Mack shrugs away from the pirates and steps forward. “Because the H.M.S. Dauntless, pride of the Royal Navy, is floating just off shore, waiting for you once mortal.” Mack explained. Bedossa hesitates, and the pirates react. Bedossa knows he’d be vulnerable once mortal, especially if Valek was in the mix. Seven long boats full of marines are positioned on either side of the cave mouth. Murray and Toby are in Tyrell's boat, directly behind him. “What we doing here?” Toby whispered. “The pirates come out, unprepared and unawares. We catch 'em in a crossfire and send 'em to see Ol' Hob.” Murray explained. “I know why we're here. I meant, why aren't we doing what it was... what Mr. Stark said we should do? With the cannons and all?” Toby asked. “Because it was Mr. Stark who said it.” Murray replied, as a beat follows. “You think he wasn't telling the truth?” Toby inquired. Bedossa listens as Mack argues his case. “Just hear me out, mate. You order your men to row out to the Dauntless, they do what they do best. Robert's your uncle, Fannie's your aunt, there you are with two ships. The makings of your very own fleet. Of course, you'll take the grandest as your flagship, and who's to argue?But what of the Pearl?” Mack asked. Mack smiles and spreads his hands. As he talks, he strolls toward Sawyer and the chest. “Name me Captain. I'll sail under your colors, I'll give you ten percent of me plunder, and you get to introduce yourself as 'Commodore Bedossa.' Savvy?” Mack asked. “And I suppose in exchange, you want me not to kill the whelp?” Bedossa asked. “No, no no, not at all. By all means, kill the whelp. Just not yet. Wait to lift the curse...until the opportune moment.” Mack said, giving a brief wink to Sawyer, and filling him in on the plan. Sawyer looks up at him, and recognizes the familiar phrase. Bedossa looks from Mack to Sawyer suspiciously. “For instance…” Mack continued, as he picks up some of the coins. “After you've killed Tyrell’s crew…every last one.” Mack continued, dropping coins into the chest. It's only Sawyer who sees Mack palm one of the coins. Bedossa gives the proposal some thought. “I want fifty per cent of your plunder.” Bedossa offered. “Fifteen.” Mack bargained back. “Forty.” Bedossa bargained back. “Twenty-five, and I'll buy you the hat. A really big one, Commodore.” Mack bargained, making Bedossa smile. “We have an accord.” Bedossa replied. He and Mack approach and shake hands. Mack turns toward the pirates. “All hands: to the boats!” Mack ordered in grand fashion. Bedossa shoots him a glare. “Apologies, you give the orders.” Mack replied. Bedossa steps forward as Mack grins, knowing that Bedossa is going to repeat what he said. “Gents, take a walk!” Bedossa ordered, and Mack’s grin vanishes. “Not to the boats?” Mack asked, confused. Bedossa's turn to grin as the pirates leave the caver. Pirates head toward the boats, and then past them. Gintell and Pagetti are among them. Suddenly, Sunno snaps a parasol across their chests, stopping them. Sunno smiles. The moon appears from behind the clouds. Moonlight shines down into the shallow waters. Distant figures appear, wavering in the shifting current. They move into the shadow of the Dauntless' keel. It's the pirates, walking across the ocean floor. The first figure, Koler, steps from the shadow into water-­filter moonlight, transforming to his skeletal form. Gentle splashing echoes from the cave mouth. The soldiers in the longboats on either side raise their rifles. A boat emerges, as Tyrell’s group stare. In the boat are Gintell and Pagetti in drag. The parasol shades them from the moon. “Hold fire.” Tyrell signaled to his soldiers. Gintell and Pagetti row past, toward the Dauntless. Pagetti fans himself. “This is just like history’s famous disguises, like in one battle, cept in that one they was in a horse n'stead of dresses. Wooden horse.” Pagetti rambled. Gintell tells him to shut up, and glances over his shoulder toward the Dauntless. Twip breaks the surface near the Dauntless, climbing the anchor. More skeleton pirates follow. Rose approaches the door and nods to the guard. “A moment, please?” Rose requested. The guard departs. Rose knocks lightly on the door. “Juliet?” Rose asked. He waits for an answer. None comes. He sighs. “I just want you to know…I couldn't be more proud of you, and you made a good decision. But, you know, even a good decision, if made for the wrong reasons...could be a wrong decision.” Rose explained, referring to her aiding Stark. Juliet stands before the stern window. She looks over her shoulder at the door. Twip peeks over the rail onto the deck of the Dauntless. A few lone sentries patrol. One of the soldiers spots something in the water. “Lieutenant?” A soldier said to Pearson. Pearson looks through a telescope; he and the crew of the Dauntless are transfixed and puzzled at the bizarre sight. Gintell and Pagetti are rowing toward them, as Pagetti waves. “Yoo-hoo.” Pagetti taunted. Twip gestures down to his comrades to follow him. Twip and all the other pirates begin climbing onto the deck of the Dauntless Rose is still at the door. He misinterprets the silence. “Juliet, are you there? Juliet, are you even listening to me?” Rose asked, curious. Rose moves to open the door and enters. Several knotted bed sheets hang from the cabin window. Below, Juliet rows through the water, the Dauntless receding behind her. She looks over her shoulder. Koler sneaks up behind the first Sentry and slits his throat. Sunno strangles another sentry, falling to the deck. The pirates advance towards the stern of the ship. Inside the cabin, Rose appears at the open window and sees the knotted sheets. He glances out, glances up, looks out at the black sea. “Juliet…what have you done?” Rose wondered, worried about her. Gintell and Pagetti near the Dauntless, parasols protecting them from the moonlight. They've been spotted. Pagetti waves and 'yoo-hoos' up to the ship. “Stop that! I already look like a fool.” Gintell yelled, livid. “Look nice, though.” Pagetti replied. Gintell takes offense at that and slugs Pagetti. Gintell drops his parasol, throttles Pagetti, who also drops his parasol, and the two are revealed as skeletons. Pearson gasps at the sight. Gintell realizes they're exposed, so he pulls a pistol and fires. Pearson's hat is knocked off by the shot, and he looks back ­too late. They drop down from the rigging like spiders. Swords clash and pistols are drawn. Rose, despondent, opens the door to see a body plummet to the deck in front of him. He sees the soldiers and undead pirates dueling. Rose shuts the door gently, trying to go unnoticed. Mack examines the pirate treasure, and Bedossa fixes him with an appraising look. “I must admit, Mack: I thought I had you figured. But turns out, you're a hard man to predict.” Bedossa said curiously. “Me? I'm dishonest. And a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly! It’s the honest ones you want to watch out for. Because you can never predict when they're going to do something incredibly... stupid.” Mack rambled. Mack moves near a pirate examining some of the treasure. In one quick move, Mack pulls the sword from the pirate's scabbard, kicks him into the water and flips the sword up right to Sawyer. Sawyer catches it behind his back and knocks the pirate guarding him into the water. Mack winks again to him, as Sawyer is impressed. Mack pulls out his own sword. Bedossa looks from Mack to Sawyer, not quite registering what is taking place. Mack had actually cared about Sawyer? He scrambles to his feet, and pulls out his sword. Mack and Bedossa square off. Jonesy slashes at Sawyer, who turns and parries so that his hands are freed by the cut. The other two pirates attack him and he fights back, holding them off. Mack and Bedossa continue to duel furiously. They cross swords and come face to face. “You're off the edge of the map, mate. Here there be monsters!” Bedossa warned. “He’s not the only one to be afraid of.” Valek said, startling them, as he emerges from the murky waters, showing his scarred face, and holding his sword. “Unfortunate.” Mack sighed, hoping the explosion had killed him. Higgs and Mara stealthily make it aboard the Eclipse Pearl, seeing it’s clear. They head into the decks below, and see the stowed away crew in hiding. They are surprised to see the two, and Jen then gives them a ‘shh’ sign, as footsteps are heard. Juliet jumps from the tiny rowboat to the Pearl. She climbs up toward the gun port and can hear voices. Two pirates, Mallen and Traple, set out a feast: wine and rum, jerky, cakes, apples, biscuits. “What would you pick to eat first? We should decide now, so we're ready, when the time comes.” Mallen asked. Juliet continues to climb up. “I was thinking…cake.” Traple replied. “I was thinking cake too.” Mallen replied with menace. They stare at each other. Lightning quick, Traple slams a knife into the table between them, his hand going skeletal in the moonlight. A tense moment. Then Traple leans the handle of the knife toward Mallen. “You cut, I choose.” Traple said. Mallen gives a single sharp nod. Juliet climbs past as Mallen reaches for the knife. Juliet climbs over the gunwale and sneaks along the deck. Suddenly, Mac the sea monkey, now skeletal, screeches at her. Juliet starts slightly, but is mostly annoyed. Mallen and Traple are still focused on their mock feast. Mac screeches as it drops onto a cannon with a clang. The monkey remains on the barrel of the cannon for a beat. “What was that?” Traple asked, hearing it. They turn and look out the gun port. They see the dazed monkey sitting on the cannon, then it slides off and plummets down to the water. A splash follows. Juliet looks over gunwale, and the two pirate heads stick out, looking down at the splash. They turn to look up, but she is gone from view. The pirates draw back inside to give chase. Juliet races down stairs and hides. Pirates race past, headed up to the deck. Mack's crew and Mara are waiting in the dark, ready for the right moment to strike. Higgs tilts his head, and looks out from the corner, spotting Juliet. “It's Juliet!” Higgs said. Gintell and Pagetti climb onto the Dauntless through a gun port as other pirates swarm the deck, taking on the sailors and soldiers. A wounded crewman rings the bell. The bell alerts Tyrell. “Make for the ship! Move!” Tyrell ordered at once. Quickly, his soldiers row for the Dauntless. A pirate hears the bell, sees the crewman and runs him through with his sword. The bell stops ringing. Tyrell and his soldiers continue to make their way toward the Dauntless. Gintell, Pagetti, and other pirates fire a cannon at Tyrell and his team. Near Tyrell, one of the longboats is blown out of the water. Rose peers out the glass window at the mayhem on the deck. Rose drops down below the window and he peeks up again as a face of a dead marine slams on the glass right next to him. Rose looks up and sees a pirate looking at him. Rose cowers and begins backing away below the window. Pirate hands reach through the windows, grabbing at him. One of the pirate hands grabs Rose's wig and pulls it off his head. Rose refuses to let it go and has a tug-of-war with the pirate over his wig. Rose grabs a bull horn off the table behind him and whacks at the skeleton arm, which falls off on the floor. Valek strikes his sword at both Mack and Bedossa, making a three way duel. Valek then sees the chest, and wants one of the coins. “I’ll gain immortality, you cannot deny me!” Valek said angrily, swinging his sword around in a fit of rage. “Ya talk too much!” Bedossa said. Bedossa and Mack both strike at Valek, as he tries to counter both. Bedossa slashes right at his scarred face, blinding him, and he is then knocked back into the water. Bedossa and Mack continue their sword fight. Bedossa drives Mack to the ground. Bedossa drops his sword, sticking out his chest. “You can't beat me, Mack.” Bedossa taunted. Mack thrusts his sword into Bedossa. It has no effect. Bedossa looks up and sighs. He removes the sword and drives the sword into Mack's chest. Mack stares down at the sword jutting from his chest. He staggers a few steps backward, into the moonlight…and Mack becomes skeletal. “That’s interesting.” Mack said, examining his skeletal form. Skeleton Mack looks at his hands. In his left palm is a cursed coin. Sawyer finishes off a pirate and turns to see Mack as a skeleton. “I’ll be damned…” Sawyer said, impressed once again. Mack turns to Bedossa. “Couldn't resist, mate.” Mack bragged. Mack pulls the sword from his chest. Bedossa grabs some coins, throws them at Mack as he takes up his sword, and rushes him. Both men are in the moonlight now, two skeletons in pitched battle. Valek rises from the water again, and he charges at Sawyer. Sawyer is ready for a rematch, as they duel. Sawyer has begun to adapt to Valek’s sword moves, but their moves are close, as several undead pirates try to interfere with their fight, and Valek throws two of them aside, while Mack and Bedossa continue their own fight. Valek struggles to see due to his scarred face, and Sawyer takes advantage of this, striking him from the blind side. He then strikes his sword forward multiple times, confusing Valek, and then knocks his sword right out of his hand, shocking Valek. Sawyer then punches him in the face in anger, throwing him onto a pile of gold. Sawyer then stabs his sword right through his chest, as Valek gasps. “That’s for taking the critter…and for my shoulder.” Sawyer said bitterly, as Valek dies, and Sawyer rips his sword out of him. Sawyer turns his attention to Jonesy, who attacks him. Mack kicks Bedossa to the ground. He rolls downward, getting up in time to find Mack upon him. The Dauntless' cannons continue to fire at Tyrell and his team. Rose scrambles away from the arm as it crawls after him. He stands and watches the arm in horror. He then grabs a map off the table and begins beating the skeleton arm. He then picks it up and struggles with it, turns and shoves it in a bureau drawer. He backs up against the chest as it rattles, the arm struggling to get out. Sawyer continues his battle, now with two pirates. He gets between them. Just as both pirates thrust their swords at him, Sawyer jumps out of the way and runs and the pirates wind up sticking their swords in each other. A beat, as they look at each other, then they remove the swords from their chests and chase after Sawyer passing. Mack and Bedossa continue to duel in and out of the moonlight. “So what now, Mack Stark? Are we to be two immortals, locked in an epic battle 'til Judgment Day and trumpets sound? Hmmm?” Bedossa inquired. “Or you could surrender.” Mack offered. Bedossa smiles, not entertaining the idea, and attacks. Mallen and Traple sneak along, wary, listening and searching. The pirates whirl at a sound just as they're hit by a lifeboat and swept off into the water. The lifeboat was shoved by Higgs, Mara, Juliet and the rest of Mack's crew. The Eclipse Pearl is theirs once more. Juliet grabs the gunwale of the boat. “All of you! With me! Sawyer is in that cave, and we must save him. Ready and…heave!” Juliet commanded. The boat doesn't budge. The help she was expecting is not forthcoming. She turns. The crew is looking at her, not moving. “Please, I need your help! Come on!” Juliet begged. “Any port! In a storm!” Lotton’s scallop said. “Lotton is right. We've got the Pearl.” Higgs said. “What about Mack? You just going to leave him, after everything he’s done?” Juliet asked. “Mack owes us a ship.” Merlin reminded. “And there's the code to consider…” Higgs said grimly, as the other pirates sadly agree. “The code? You're pirates! Hang the code! And hang the rules! They’re more like guidelines, anyway!” Juliet said angrily. Higgs looks away. He knows that, but as First Mate, he has to do it. Juliet is alone in a rowboat. The Eclipse Pearl is behind her under sail and moving away. “Bloody pirates…” Juliet mumbled, rowing to the cave. The fight aboard the Dauntless continues. Gintell and Pagetti make their way on deck, killing as they go. Pagetti notices the Pearl leaving, his eyes fixed on the ship as it sails past. "Is it supposed to be doing that?” Pagetti asked. Gintell looks where Pagetti is looking, and registers what's happening. “They're stealing our ship!” Gintell said. Pagetti gripped with rage. He spits out: “Bloody pirates!” Pagetti yelled. Tyrell's boats have arrived at the ship. “Boarders away!” Tyrell ordered. He and his crew climb up the side.Tyrell and his men arrive on the deck. The pirates notice their arrival and advance. Tyrell shoots Koler, but he keeps on coming. “Come on!” Gintell yelled, ready to fight. Pearson stands up on a railing and swings a large block and tackle across the deck at Sunno. Sunno sees it and dunks and then takes off after Pearson. The block and tackle swings back and hits Pagetti in the head. Pagetti's eye pops out. He chases it. Toby and Murray finally make it up to the railing of the ship, reacting to the fighting. They shake hands, then climb on deck, letting out a battle scream. A projectile thrown by Jonesy, which explodes near Sawyer. Mack and Bedossa react to the explosion, look over at Sawyer, and then continue their fight. Sawyer is thrown to the ground, losing his sword. He's at a disadvantage, trapped. Jonesy laughs, raising his sword. “I'm gonna teach you the meaning of pain!” Jonesy said. “You like pain?” Juliet asked. Jonesy turns. From out of the smoke, Juliet appears. She swings a long gaffe, knocking Jonesy aside. “Try wearing a corset.” Juliet quipped. She looks at Sawyer, smiling. He grins back, as she pulls him up with the gaffe. Juliet sees Valek’s dead body, and feels relief. Turning, Juliet then notices Mack dueling with Bedossa. Her smile is gone. “Whose side is Mack on?” Juliet asked. “Ours, I’d hope.” Sawyer replied. Juliet nods. The two pirates attack, as Sawyer and Juliet dart away. Jonesy recovers and prepares another bomb. Sawyer gets an idea. Moving between the pirates and parrying­ their blows, he helps Juliet thrust the gaffe, using it to hook all three pirates together, with Jonesy in the middle. Sawyer grabs one of Jonesy's bombs and yanks it free, sparking the fuse. He shoves it up inside Jonesy's rib cage, and shoves all three out of the moonlight. Jonesy clutches at his now-flesh chest with no way to get to the lit bomb. Jonesy looks at Sawyer, mouth agape, as smoke issues out. “No fair!” Jonesy cried. Sawyer grabs Juliet, dives away with her as the bomb explodes. Jonesy’s and the other skeletal remains crash down in a nearby pool of moonlight. Bedossa slashes at Mack, frustrated beyond measure. He drives Mack backwards. Mack takes the medallion he palmed, slices his hand with his sword so blood gets on it, then tosses it to Sawyer. As he fights, Bedossa notices Sawyer's movement on the other side of the cave. He breaks off the fight, pulls his pistol, and aims it at Juliet. She registers her danger, freezing. A shot echoes in the cavern. Bedossa looks surprised, turning to Mack. He can't believe it. Mack, pistol raised and aimed, still smoking, has shot him. “Eight years you carry that pistol, and now you waste your shot?” Bedossa asked smugly. “…He didn't waste it.” Sawyer said proudly. Bedossa turns, seeing Sawyer standing over the chest, holding the knife, with his left hand in a fist. He opens the fist, making both his and Mack's medallions drop from his hand, revealing the cut in his palm. The bloody medallions land in the chest full of the rest of the medallions. The curse is finally broken. Bedossa looks down at his chest. Blood blossoms on his shirt around the bullet hole. Mack lowers the pistol. Bedossa stares at the blood. He looks up at Mack, then Sawyer, and back to Mack. Anger, dismay…and even relief color Bedossa's features. “I feel…cold.” Bedossa said in his dying breath. Bedossa collapses on his back. He looses the grip on the apple he held in his hand, as it falls into the treasure pile. He's dead. Tyrell, sword flashing, strikes through Koler, and he pulls it back. Koler is surprised. He registers the pain and realizes he’s flesh. He cries out and falls. The desk is no longer rattling. Rose puts a hand on the pull, hesitates and then pulls the drawer open. His expression tells a good sign about the state of the drawer's contents. Twip, who has been fighting nearby, seen Koler fall and looks in surprise at Tyrell. He then looks up at the full moon and realizes what has happened. Tyrell puts his sword to Twip's throat. Twip drops his weapon. One by one the other pirates drop their weapons also, realizing they are no longer invincible. Pagetti, still chasing his eyeball, manages to grab it and put it back in. He looks at Gintell who is standing with his hands in the air. He then turns and looks down the barrel of a gun. The weapons are held by Toby and Murray. “…Parley?” Gintell asked innocently. “The ship is ours gentlemen.” Tyrell proudly decreed. The soldiers and sailors all cheer. Tyrell sees the wreckage of the Crimson Devil nearby. “And Valek will no longer be a problem.” Tyrell added, satisfied. “What shall we do with his remaining soldiers?” Gravel asked him. “If they are willing, give them a chance to assimilate them into my crew. I could use fresh coats after these recent events.” Tyrell considered. Rose peeks out of the cabin window and sees the battle is over. He comes out of the cabin and joins the cheers, congratulating the soldiers. Sawyer moves to Juliet, standing past the water, watching. Their eyes meet. They meet and embrace, gazing at each other. There is a crash, which is the sound of Mack gathering up pieces of treasure, including large gold object d’art. Sawyer and Juliet look at each other. The moment is broken, and Juliet averts her gaze. “We should return to the Dauntless.” Juliet suggested. Sawyer understands and nods. Juliet turns, and heads out of the cave. Mack, holding and wearing a lot of treasure nonchalantly, strolls up beside Sawyer. “If you were waiting for the opportune moment…that was it, Romeo.” Mack noted, which Sawyer knows. “Well, I don’t mind waitin’ for an even better moment.” Sawyer replied, accepting not to rush things. “Suit yourself.” Mack replied, as he hoists a bag filled with swag onto his shoulder. “Now, if you'd be so kind, I'd be much obliged if you drop me at my ship…” However, the Eclipse Pearl is not there. Mack scans the area, but it’s gone. In the rowboat, Mack sits at the bow, facing forward; Sawyer at the oars, facing backwards; Juliet in the stern, facing Sawyer. Mack has a large sack filled with treasure. “I'm sorry, Mack.” Juliet apologized to him. “They done what's right by ‘em. Can't expect more than that.” Mack replied, accepting their decision. Later, at Port Royale, Mack stands on a gallows, wrists bound. An executioner checks the mechanism of the trap door with a sandbag. An official drones on recounting a list of Mack's crimes. “Mack Stark…be it known that you have been charged, tried and convicted…” The official was saying. “Captain…Captain Mack Stark…” Mack mumbled to himself. The parade ground is crowded. Rose stands beside Tyrell and Juliet. All resolutely watch the proceedings. “...For your willful commission of crimes against the crown, said crimes being numerous in quantity and sinister in nature. The most aggrieves of which to be cited herewith: Piracy, smuggling…” The official continued. Sawyer makes his way through the crowd. He glances around the square, clearly watching for something. “This is wrong.” Juliet said, looking at Mack. Tyrell does not respond. Rose speaks for him. “Commodore Tyrell is bound by the law. As are we all.” Rose said sadly, not wanting to execute Mack given his help, but knowing it has to be done. “…impersonating a cleric of the church…” The official continued. Mack smiles at that accusation, until he looks at the executioner. “…sailing under false colors, arson, kidnapping, looting, poaching, pilfering, depravity, degradation, and general lawlessness…” The official continued. Sawyer is getting impatient. Then he spots: Lotton’s scallop. It lands on a flag pole held by Murray. Murray looks up, sees the scallop and surreptitiously tries to dislodge the scallop. That's the signal. Sawyer heads into the crowd. “…and for these crimes, you have been sentenced on this day to be hung by the neck until dead. May Neptune have mercy on your soul.” The official finished. Sawyer's route takes him past Rose, Tyrell and Juliet. He pauses. “Governor Rose. Commodore.” Sawyer greeted. They glance at him. Juliet does not. “Juliet.” Sawyer greeted. She looks at him, surprised. “I shoulda told you from the moment I met you...I love you.” Sawyer decreed. Now she's shocked, as are Rose and Tyrell. Sawyer seems if he's going to say more, but then nods, satisfied that he's said all that's necessary. He continues on his way. Juliet looks after him: he's pushing through the crowd towards the gallows, where the noose is put around Mack's neck. Juliet spots Lotton’s scallop and puts it together. Sawyer throws open his cloak, puts a hand on his sword hilt. Tyrell moves past Juliet, staring at Sawyer. “Soldiers!” Tyrell ordered. Juliet suddenly staggers away from Tyrell and Rose. “I can't breathe!” Juliet said, and pretends to faint, as they react to her plight “Juliet!” Rose panicked. The commotion has distracted the crowd, and now Sawyer has a direct line of sight to the gallows. “MOVE!” Sawyer yelled through the crowd. The executioner grips the release lever. The drum roll ends. Sawyer draws and throws his sword. The executioner pulls the lever. The trap door opens. Mack drops. Sawyer's sword embeds in the door. Mack balances on it. Rose fans Juliet and she sits up suddenly. “…What?” Rose asked, confused, and then he understands. Sawyer races up the steps of the gallows. Mack still balances, the sword bending, noose tightening. The executioner slashes an axe at Sawyer, knocking his sword away. Sawyer ducks another swing, the axe inadvertently cutting Mack's rope. Mack drops to the ground below the gallows. Sawyer knocks the executioner off the gallows platform. The executioner falls into the crowd on top of Tyrell and his team. Mack stands and slits the rope that binds his hands on the sword that is sticking in the trap door. Mack races from under the gallows as Sawyer leaps down. Mack pulls off the noose, and tosses one end of the rope to Sawyer. They trip some soldiers coming down the steps as they run up. Sawyer and Mack go left. Soldiers, led by Pearson, cut them off. They whirl right to see more soldiers. Rifles are brought to bear. They are cornered. Tyrell strides up, followed by Rose and Juliet. Tyrell holds his sword on Sawyer and Mack. “I thought we might have to endure some ill-conceived manner of escape attempt. But not from you, Mr. Turner.” Tyrell said, disappointed. “On our return to Port Royale, I granted you clemency, and this is how you thank me? By throwing in your lot with him? He is a pirate!” Rose reminded. “And a good guy. If all I have achieved here is that the hangman will earn two pairs of boots instead of one..so be it. At least my conscience is clear.” Sawyer replied. “You forget your place, Turner.” Tyrell reminded. Sawyer pointedly glances down and back up, giving a small smile. “It's right here, between you and Mack, partner.” Sawyer replied. Juliet steps beside him. “As is mine.” Juliet said. “…Juliet.” Rose said, not believing this. She links her hand in Sawyer's. “Lower your weapons! For goodness sake, put them down!” Rose ordered. Tyrell glances from Juliet to Pearson, and nods almost imperceptibly. Pearson gestures for the soldiers to lower their rifles. They do. “So this is where your loyalty truly lies, then?” Tyrell questioned. “It does.” Juliet replied. He looks at Sawyer narrowly. Rose realizes what Tyrell has already figured out. Juliet stands defiantly beside Sawyer. A tense stand-off. Mack is worried about the outcome, and then he spots Lotton’s scallop. He smiles. “Well, I'm actually feeling rather good about this. I think we've all arrived at a very special place, eh? Spiritually, ecumenically, grammatically…I want you to know that I was rooting for you, mate. You be more honorable than Valek. Know that.” Mack said heartfully to Tyrell. Tyrell, despite his dislike for Mack, appreciates the sentiment. “Juliet…it would never have worked between us, darling. I'm sorry.” Mack apologized to her. Juliet rolls her eyes, not having been interested in him to begin with. “And Sawyer…nice hat.” Mack complimented to him. With that, Mack springs up the steps to the wall. “Friends! This is the day you will always remember as the day that you…” Mack was declaring. Mack slips, losing his balance and falls. Mack plunges, turning his fall into a passable dive, and splashes into the water. Everyone rushes to look over the wall, and Mack surfaces. “Idiot. He's nowhere to go but back to the noose.” Pearson said, ready to apprehend him. “Sail ho!” A soldier yelled, spotting something over yonder. Sailing into view, sails full, is the Eclipse Pearl. Mack smiles at the sight. He knew Higgs would come back for him. Tyrell watches the scene below. “What's your plan of action? Sir?” Pearson asked him. Tyrell does not respond, dealing with all the ramifications of the last few minutes. Rose recognizes his dilemma. “Perhaps on the rare occasion when pursuing the right course demands an act of piracy, piracy itself can be the right course?” Rose pondered. Tyrell looks at him. He nods and then turns from the wall, to Sawyer and Juliet. “Mister Turner.” Tyrell said to Sawyer. Sawyer starts toward him. Juliet grips his arm, concerned for his fate. “I accept the consequences of my actions.” Sawyer said boldly. Juliet understands and admires that. She releases his arm. Sawyer joins Tyrell, who still holds the sword. A private moment between the two men. “This is a beautiful sword. I would expect the man who made it to show the same care and devotion in everyaspect of his life.” Tyrell said respectfully. Sawyer is surprised; then nods to Tyrell. They understand each other. Tyrell trusts Sawyer to protect Juliet now. “Thank you.” Sawyer replied. Tyrell turns away, and starts down the stairs. “Commodore? What about Stark?” Pearson asked. “Oh, I think we can afford to give him one day's head start.” Tyrell replied, smiling. Pearson watches him go, confused. Then Pearson gets it. On the parapet, Juliet and Sawyer lock eyes, and then move together into each other's arms. “So this is the path you've chosen, is it? After all, he is a blacksmith…” Rose noted. “No…He’s a pirate.” Juliet replied, smiling at Sawyer. Rose smiles and turns away to give them a bit of privacy. Sawyer smiles, turns and the two kiss, a kiss that makes up for everything ever held back between them. Lotton, high atop the aft mast, throws a line. In the water, Mack catches the line. “Heave!” Higgs yells, pulling him in. Mack is lifted up and around the fantail of the Eclipse Pearl and onto the deck. He pauses, looks around him, taking it all in. It’s finally his again. Mack looks up at Higgs. “Thought you were supposed to keep to the code.” Mack said smugly. “We figured they were more actual…guidelines.” Higgs replied. Higgs smiles, offers Mack his hand and helps him to his feet. The two laugh, as Mack pats Higgs on the back. Mack takes his hat from Lotton. “Thank you.” Mack said to Lotton, putting on the hat. Shelly is standing at the wheel. She steps away, holds out Mack's coat, welcoming him aboard. As Mack shoulders into it... “Captain Stark…the Eclipse Pearl is yours.” Shelly decreed. Mack runs a hand lovingly along the wheel. It feels good, and right, in his hands. Suddenly, he feels the eyes of the crew on him. “On deck, you scabrous dogs! Hands to braces, let go and haul to run free!” Mack ordered. The crew scatters, obeying his commands. Mara smiles at Mack, who is still aboard. “Looking for a captain?” Mack asked. “Nah, I need a ride since mine never came. But if you need my help again…” Mara said, handing him a note showing where to drop her off, and to find her again. Mack then looks at Treasure, as it happily sits next to him. Mack had no idea where Treasure came from, and still did not know what made it so special, but he promises to himself to someday find out both of those answers. “Now…bring me that horizon…” Mack said happily. He opens the compass, takes a reading, and adjusts the course. “…and really bad eggs...drink up me hearties, yo ho…” Mack hummed to himself. Mack flips the compass closed, and sets sail for his next adventure into the horizon. Notes/Trivia: -Deaths: Valek, Stewart, IR-44, Jonesy, Koler and Bedossa
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    Arcade Anarchy

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    Arcade Anarchy

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  8. 19. Moonlight Curse: Part I Echo’s dead body lays on the ground. Valek’s two soldiers then make off with Treasure in their grasp. IR-44 makes its way through the forests, and sees Echo’s dead body. IR-44 scans around, accepting the grim situation before it. It then realizes Treasure is missing, and spins its head. It catches Valek’s two soldiers running off with Treasure. It chases right after them, wanting to avenge its former rebuilder and finish its mission by protecting the creature. The soldiers run along the coast, trying to reach back to the shootout site. One of the soldiers looks at Treasure in its arms, as it looks terrified. “What is this thing?” The soldier asked. “Don’t know, but you know how much the admiral wants it, so don’t lose it!” The other soldier snapped back. “I wish it would stop looking at me, it’s weird…” The first soldier said, seeing Treasure’s eyes as they keep walking. The soldier then hits Treasure on the head, making it yelp. The soldier laughs at its pain. “That’s enough fun, I’m pretty sure the admiral wants this thing alive, sorry.” The other soldier reminded. As the two keep walking, gun shots are fired at them from behind, startling the two. They turn around to see IR-44 in full pursuit and wanting vengeance, coming right for them. “What the hell is that?” A soldier asked, opening fire at it, but the bullet only gives a slight pinch to IR-44’s steel armor. IR-44 then jumps, avoiding more gunshots. It lands in front of the two and begins spinning around, opening fire. The soldiers ducks for cover, trying to avoid the rabid fire shots. IR-44 then stops spinning. The robot then shoots at both soldiers, as they fall to the ground, dead. IR-44 then picks up Treasure, which tries to crawl away. “Echo gave me a mission to protect you and I must complete it. You will be safe with me.” IR-44 spoke, as it puts Treasure in the bag on its back. IR-44 then heads off back to the shootout sight. At the shootout sight, Mack and his crew look at the army of Valek’s soldiers before them. They stand there menacingly and ready to slay them by firing squad. The soldiers Valek sent away then return with odd machinery he had ordered them to get, which he will use to absorb Treasure’s powers. “Good job, keep that safe until the treasure is delivered to us.” Valek ordered them, as they take the equipment off to the side. “That’s a lot of soldiers…” Jen said, looking out. “We fought our way through his troops on the ship, and we handled ourselves fine, but not that many…the odds not be in our favor right now.” Higgs said, not liking their odds. “What’s the plan now, captain?” Sawyer asked Mack, worrying. Mack keeps looking out from the deck, trying to devise a new plan in his head. “You cannot hide there forever. Sooner or later, you will have to come out. Do not even think about trying to escape through ships. The Crimson Devil’s rudder chain is disabled and only I have the key to get to its room.” Valek revealed, holding the key. “Damn, there goes one plan…” Mack sighed, as this annoys Sawyer. “Surely you must have other plans…right?” Juliet asked, worried. “Of courses, of course! I’ll improvise them as I go along, like I have been doing during this whole crazy adventure.” Mack confessed. Juliet sighs to herself. Perhaps the tales of the legendary Captain Mack Stark were exaggerated. “That’s reassurin’.” Sawyer replied sarcastically. “In addition, my crew has another ship waiting for you behind. I know your crew has commandeered the Eclipse Pearl by now, so I’ve assured they will see to that.” Valek continued, pointing to the HMS Diamond behind them. Mack’s crew all turn around, seeing the Diamond controlled by Valek’s crew, and ready to open fire on them. The pirates on the Eclipse Pearl also look to see the Diamond behind them, annoyed. “I’d suggest you bold buccaneers hold your fire or I will order the Diamond to set this beautiful ship ablaze.” Valek continued coldly, having them all at a checkmate. “…He’s smart.” Shelly said, frustrated, but admiring the man’s intense naval knowledge. “Are we really holding fire?” Merlin asked. “We kind of have to for now. We're low on ammunition and who knows how much they have ready to fire at us.” Jen replied, annoyed, not liking the situation either. IR-44 gets closer to the site, as it sees the soldiers lined up from the forests. It stalks around, still holding Treasure safely in its bag. It looks for a perfect point to enter and strike them down. Meanwhile, Gravel, Pearson and Gravel’s soldier groups are patrolling around Port Royale to find Valek and the pirates. “Search every nook and cranny, they could be docked at one of the secluded shores…” Pearson theorized, as his group heads out through the forests to find secluded shores. Gravel’s group scouts areas near the Sanctuary village, old shipwreck, and the lighthouse. Tyrell’s group patrols through the forests, getting close to where the shootout sight is. Tyrell holds out a telescope and looks through the lens. In the far distance, he can make out some of what appears to be the Crimson Devil and Eclipse Pearl. “Troops, we may have our path. Head north.” Tyrell ordered, as his group marches onward at once. Mack keeps looking around at his crew, his eyes moving wildly back and forth, wondering if any of them may have plans “Y’all best stop giving me them wild eyes or I’m close ‘em for ya. You got a plan or not?” Sawyer threatened, getting annoyed by Mack. “Yes, I do have a plan! I shall make a deal with this Admiral Valek!” Mack decreed. “We’re doomed.” Juliet sighed. Mack begins to walk off, but Higgs tries to stop him. “Cap’n, with all due respect, he literally has a firing squad ready for ye.” Higgs noted. “I am no fool, I know what I am doing, trust me.” Mack relied. “Could’ve fooled me.” Sawyer replied. “Want me to get your grave ready?” Mara asked. “No need for snark, hun, I will be fine.” Mack replied, as he climbs off the ship. Mack is now on the ground, staring at tons of soldiers ready to open fire at him. He is not concerned though, as he knows help is coming. “Parley! I invoke the right of parley with your admiral!” Mack yelled, flailing his arms, as he walks forward to Valek. Mara, Sawyer and Juliet groan to themselves. “Have a lil’ faith in him, as hard as it may be.” Higgs said, trying to see Mack’s plan. “Did I hear a wise guy yelling ‘parley’?!” Gintell yelled angrily from his cell below, echoing. “Do we shoot him, sir?” one of Valek’s soldiers asked, aiming his shotgun right at Mack’s forehead, as he smiles back at him. “No. I'll respect his parlay request. I met with his ‘friend' Captain Bedossa, it's only fair I give the legendary Captain Stark a proper meeting as well.” Valek replied calmly. Mack keeps walking through the sand, and Valek waves up his hand, making Mack stop in his tracks. They are feet apart from each other. “You will walk no further. Greetings, Captain Stark. My sincerest apologies for our last meeting at the prison, in which I let my hostilities get the better of me. I just wanted my prize very desperately, was all. But it’s all okay now. I wish this honorable meeting was under better circumstances, but I had to resort to rough measures in order to lure you all into this spot. Perhaps we do not need to be enemies, we could help each other.” Valek explained to Mack. “Yes, that is just what I was about to say, we could reach an accord together and seize these hostilities!” Mack replied “If your friend that took off with the treasure cooperates with us, then perhaps we very well can have an ‘accord’. For starters, I require the immediate surrender of your meager forces, and nobody will need to be hurt.” Valek replied. “But I must acquire first, admiral. Why do you seek my pet Treasure so badly?” Mack inquired trying to stall for time. “What is he doing?” Juliet asked from the deck, hearing the whole conversation. “He be stallin’, miss.” Higgs replied. “He does that well, I’ll give ‘em that.” Sawyer replied. “A pet, huh? Interesting, so you truly have bonded with the creature…and may be one of the few things you still care about in this world, is it not? I promise to bring the creature no harm, I only need it for reasons you would not comprehend.” Valek explained. “Usually “reasons I would not comprehend” is a code word for something shady and rather selfish, yeah?” Mack replied back, still stalling. Valek then tries to break down Mack’s mental barriers and try to get into his head, manipulating him just like he did to Bedossa. “Tell me Stark, have you ever wanted to live forever?” Valek asked. “I did, until I saw how it transformed my former crew. Hard pass.” Mack replied, smiling smugly. “There is another way, only achievable through that “treasure” of yours. Just surrender and maybe you can join in on the new life.” Valek replied. Mack is curious by this, wondering what he means by that. It seems like Valek knew more about Treasure than he let on. Mack had suspected Treasure had more to it, but immortality? He was not sure what to make of this. “Not one for surrendering, I'm afraid. And for you see, dearest admiral, you did not let me make my own exchange, for I am the one who called this parley to begin with! So we are at an impasse. I would like to share to you my own terms…” Mack said, as he looks past Valek and sees IR-44 running through the forest. His plan is working. “You are a pirate, and I am the one taking command of this parley.” Valek replied sternly. “Anyway, I would like a life time supply of good ol’ rum to accommodate my needs, and would love to walk free. Also, if you’re really generous, perhaps you can pass me a side of some brand new teeth, I could really use a good fixin’…” Make rambled on, shining his teeth. “Is he drunk?” A soldier asked. “You’re stalling.” Valek realized, holding out his red gun. “Pirate!” Mack said smugly, as he ducks to the ground, and Valek turns around IR-44 comes out of hiding and immediately begins firing away at Valek’s soldiers, spinning around. It takes down three of them at once, and they fall to the ground dead. Mack sees Treasure is in IR-44’s bag, relieving him. “Fire on that machine!” Valek ordered to his soldiers, as they begin doing so, and Mack makes a break for it during the chaos. Sawyer and Mara both hop out of the Crimson Devil, as they decide to aid in the attack. Higgs stays on board to keep Juliet safe. “I told you to stay put!” Mack said, annoyed. “We improvised.” Mara replied smugly, as she shoots at the soldiers, and Mack ducks again from incoming gunfire. Mara runs forward, grabbing a soldier and slitting their throat with a blade. She throws them at another soldier, as they collapse to the ground. Sawyer then runs forward and slashes his sword at two of Valek’s soldiers, disarming both, and slashing right through their outfits, injuring them. The pirates aboard the Eclipse Pearl see the ongoing battle, and decide they cannot sit around any longer. “We gotta help ‘em!” Merlin said. “Help them!” Lotton’s scallop spoke, agreeing with Merlin. “If you want an early funeral, sure thing, mates.” Duncan replied, shrugging. “Captain Stark would do the same for us, we must repay the favor.” Quentin replied, ready to fight. “Lotton and Merlin, stay here to man the cannons. Me, Jen, Duncan and Quentin will go out there.” Shelly said. “Yes ma’am.” Merlin replied, getting to a cannon with Merlin, waiting for the right moment to shoot at Valek’s soldiers when they are together in a group. The four then begin exiting the ship, going to help out Mack’s gang against Valek’s soldiers. IR-44 keeps shooting its way through the soldiers, taking down another two, as Valek’s soldiers keep firing back at it. Valek manages to avoid directly fighting any of Mack’s crew so far, as he swiftly takes cover during the chaos. He sees his equipment is still safe with the soldiers who grabbed it, and goes over to protect the two, as he needs the equipment undamaged. Mack then sees Shelly, Jen, Duncan and Quentin enter the area, opening fire on Valek’s soldiers. “Well what do ya know, the calvary has arrived!” Mack said eagerly, as he clashes his sword with one of Valek’s soldiers, and pokes them in the head with his sword, confusing the soldier for a split second. Jen shoots right at the soldier, as they fall to the ground. Mack turns around, thankful for her assistance. “We’d never ditch you, sir, unlike that coward Leonard! He tried to betray us, but Bedossa killed him, and Terrence…also fell. Thought you should know.” Jen explained to Mack, catching him up on what he messed with his crew. “How unfortunate, but thankfully you lot are still loyal.” Mack replied. IR-44 then approaches Mack through the chaos, deciding to tell him what happened to Echo. “Echo has been terminated.” IR-44 said coldly to him. Mack is especially depressed to hear this. “Oh no…” Mack sighed. Mack feels responsible for this and has a dark cloud looming over him. If he had not brought Echo into this conflict, he would still be alive. But he knew he could not wallow over this forever, as he needed to save Treasure. Echo would have wanted him to, and he gave his life to protect that creature. He saw something special in the creature the day they met, just like Mack did. Mack recognized him as an honorable man, and would keep protecting Treasure for Echo. “I was able to rescue the creature, just as Echo told me to do. It will be safe with me.” IR-44 explained, as Treasure is in the bag looking around at the battlefield. The robot sends another shot at one of Valek’s soldiers who was about to strike down Duncan. Mara wrestles with a soldier, twisting their arm and throwing them against a large rock, knocking them out. She then avoids gunfire from the others, and fires back. Quentin is trying to run through the battlefield, shooting his gun, but he is quickly shot at through the chest by several soldiers during the crossfire, bringing him to an end. Higgs and Juliet see this from above, horrified. “Man down!” Duncan yelled, seeing this, as he makes his way back to Mack. “Quentin is down, that’s the third swashbuckler we’ve lost…” Shelly said bitterly, as she keeps fending herself off. “He would have wanted us to keep fighting the good fight, he will be missed.” Mack said, tipping his hat to the fallen Quentin, and keeps making his way through the battlefield, with IR-44 covering him. Sawyer then makes his way through more soldiers, knocking the two to the ground. He approaches Valek, eyeing him, who turns to him. “Sawyer Turner. You were an asset I underestimated, and for that, I apologize. I will not make that same mistake.” Valek replied threateningly, readying his red sword. Sawyer then charges forward and clashes it with Valek’s. The two begin to duel, as gunfire pierces the sound in the background during it. Sawyer swings his sword down below, trying to uppercut Valek, but he catches onto it, and latches onto the sword with his own. The two then break off, and adjust their stances accordingly to match the other. Sawyer can tell Valek is a trained swordsman, but would not lose to him like he did to Bedossa. Valek then moves forward and strikes his sword. Sawyer counters back, clashing their blades once more. Valek then catches Sawyer off guard and kicks sand right into his path, but he moves out of the way. However, Valek then quickly strikes at Sawyer’s leg, getting him off balance. Valek then stabs his sword right through Sawyer’s should, as he lets out a yell of aching pain. Valek then pushes Sawyer away, as he falls to the sand, bleeding out. “Pathetic excuse of a swordsman.” Valek said to him coldly, as Sawyer growls at him, wanting to get up and kill him, but is too severely injured to do so. “Sawyer!” Juliet yelled from above, seeing this, as Valek walks away. Mack sees this, and decides it is time they fall back. Mara keeps shooting at two soldiers coming toward her way, as Mack approaches her. “We have to fall back, now! We’re two men down and one injured!” Mack ordered pointing to Sawyer ahead. “I'm running low on firepower, so that is a wise operation. I'll retrieve your friend.” IR-44 replied, as it pushes Treasure further into the bag to avoid gunfire. IR-44 then rushes to Sawyer, and grabs his body, dragging him through the sand. “This day just gets better…” Sawyer sighed, as IR-44 gets him to safety, sending blasts everywhere to keep soldiers away from the two. Mack, Mara, IR-44 with Sawyer and Treasure, Jen, Shelly, and Duncan all make it back to the Crimson Devil. Higgs and Juliet move the plank back up so Valek’s soldiers cannot get on board. Valek orders his soldiers to fall back, realizing he’s low on numbers after the fight. “Should we climb aboard the ship?” one of Valek’s soldiers asked. “No, not yet. They will be waiting, and I need to savor my assets. Let them recover and give them a fair fighting chance when they come out next time, I am a fair sport. They have nowhere to go, remember. Their first scuffle was a good analysis, since now I know who has the treasure, which has been brought right back to me. Be sure to apprehend that robot when it comes out.” Valek said, thinking of IR-44, and deciding to patiently wait. Aboard the Crimson Devil, the gang tends to Sawyer’s wounds. “Stay with me, Sawyer…” Juliet said, hoping he’s okay and covering his shoulder wound with a towel. “If only we had a medic…” Higgs said, feeling bad for Sawyer. He had come to warm up to the man in their time together. “Bad news everyone, robot here informed me that Echo has fallen. He risked his life to save Treasure.” Mack said, as the crew has sorrowful expressions. They did not know him for long, but recognized him as a respectful man. “Can we just bloody sail out of here? We’re outmatched and outgunned.” Duncan suggested. “No can do, mate’s already disabled the rudder chain here and we cannot get in past the lock.” Mack said. “What about using the Pearl?” Shelly asked. “He’s got that other ship waiting to blast us to kingdom come if we attempt to escape anyway. We’re trapped.” Mara said grimly. “We can handle those buggers, it’s just one ship.” Duncan replied, eager to go. “But we are low on ammo, thanks to Bedossa wasting it all on Mack and the navy. We’ll be outgunned at sea too.” Jen replied. Treasure sees Sawyer is in pain, and knows it needs to help him. Treasure hops out of IR-44’s bag, surprising them all. “Get back in.” IR-44 said, trying to grab it, but it gets away. Treasure then moves closer to the injured Sawyer, seeing his shoulder wound and wanting to heal it. The crew is confused, as they see Treasure slowly move to him. “Oh no, he’s gonna finish me, ain’t he…” Sawyer sighed, nearly delirious. “No…I think it wants to help you, mate. Let the critter go.” Mack said to IR-44, as it stands down. “Help me how? Eat me?” Sawyer asked, as he looks at the slug creature now on his wound, as he is not sure what to make of this. Treasure then concentrates and touches Sawyer’s wound. It begins to glow, shocking everyone around. “Well I’ll be…” Higgs said, in disbelief. Sawyer’s wound then completely goes away, as a green magic washes away over it. Sawyer is surprised to see his wound is healed. “Guess the critter here felt some pity for me…” Sawyer said, looking at Treasure curiously. “But…how did it do that?” Mara asked. “One of the sea’s many mysteries.” Mack said, looking at Treasure curiously, and viewing its gift as something beautiful. Sawyer moves his shoulder around and gets up without a problem. “I feel better already. Does he want me to give him a treat to reward him or somethin’?” Sawyer asked, surprised at how it worked. “A pet will do, I imagine.” Mack replied, as Sawyer pets the creature, and it seems happy it gave new life. IR-44 then picks up Treasure and puts it back into its bag. “Okay, so I’m glad cowboy over here is better, but uh, we still don’t know what to do about our current predicament.” Duncan said, pointing to the soldiers ready to open fire on them below. “I just wonder why he has not attempted to come up here already and finish us.” Juliet pondered. “He’s playing with us, but he also needs me alive, for I have valuable knowledge to him. He also needs Treasure alive.” Mack said, looking at it. “Why does he want your pet so badly to begin with?” Shelly asked. “Ask him yourself, he acted all cryptic to me when I inquired.” Make replied, shrugging, but still thinking about what he told him. “Acting “all cryptic” is basically the only way Valek has spoken for the whole time I have known him on this isle.” Juliet noted. “I take it those special healin’ powers our pet just displayed would be a mighty fine reason for the admiral to nab him, which I am sure would be abused in the navy’s hands.” Higgs noted, as they nod in agreement and assume that’s the reason for now. “But would ye mighty pirates use it for any better reasons?” Sawyer asked suspiciously, still not fully trusting Mack. “I still don’t understand how Treasure’s magic works, so I cannot abuse what I have yet to know.” Mack replied. “Okay, enough talk, now to plan action. We have Merlin and Lotton in the Pearl ready to open cannon fire on the crew, should I give the signal, sir?” Duncan asked Mack. “Not yet Mate, we need to save that ammo for when we escape. We need a better way to clear the brigade and make it to the Pearl…” Mack said, thinking. “Shall I initiate self-destruct sequence?” IR-44 asked, ready to blow the soldiers up. “No no no, not now, mate! There’s gotta be another way without losing more good men…though I use that word loosely for you.” Mack said, still looking IR-44 weirdly. “But what can we do then, chief?” Shelly asked. “All of our ‘smart’ plans seem shot. This guy is crazy prepared for almost all of them.” Mara said, looking out at him realigning his troops around the shore. Mack then gets an idea upon realizing what Mara is saying, but he does not like it. “Yes…that’s it! He has planned for all of our intelligent plans…but not our smart ones!” Mack said. “Can’t tell the difference between ‘em.” Sawyer joked. “We need a plan so miraculously stupid, the red admiral would not see it coming from his mind’s eye. There is…something we could do.” Mack said, pondering and looks at the brig stairway. Higgs then realizes he may know what Mack is planning. He does not like it one bit. “Mack…you know better than all of us that this be a terrible idea to make the deal with a devil.” Higgs scolded. “Noted, Vincent, but unfortunately…we are out of options.” Mack replied, knowing he will regret this, but not having another choice. “What’s your ‘genius’ plan now, captain?” Sawyer asked, knowing he will regret this. “Simple: we get Hector’s help!” Mack said, pointing to the brig, knowing Bedossa’s crew is all locked down there. There is a beat of silence from everyone, not sure how to respond. “…I knew you went mad on that deserted island, but not that damn mad! The hell’s wrong with you?” Sawyer spoke. “I have to concur with Sawyer. He took away your crew and ship, why would you ever ally with him, especially after he kidnapped me?” Juliet asked, wondering what Mack’s goal is here. “I’d never willingly ally with that traitorous devil after the past eight years of suffering he has cast upon me. I only want to use him as a distraction to wear down some of Valek’s troops. We said we needed a stupid plan, and this is indeed, a stupid plan.” Mack explained. “It’s risky…but the only way we could counter ‘em is with another army, and unfortunately, he’s got the only other army around here.” Higgs replied, not liking it, but accepting there’s no other choice. “We just need the lad to distract Valek’s friends and then we make a break for the Pearl.” Mack explained “But what about breaking the curse?” Juliet asked. “He will make it through them and then follow us to Isla de Condenar, where we can finally end this. I know he wants to be free of this curse, and we have what he needs to break it.” Mack said, looking at Sawyer. “Great, so I’m bait…my conditions only barely improve being here.” Sawyer replied, annoyed. “I will not let him take you.” Mack promised, putting his hand on Sawyer’s healed shoulder. Mack goes down into the dark brig, feeling a chilly presence. He sees his former crew members left and right, giving him a devil’s eye, not enjoying his presence. Pagetti and Gintell are in a cell together, giving Mack mean looks. “Think this will spook em?” Pagetti asked Gintell. “It’ll spook a tiny scallop, sure.” Gintell replied, annoying Pagetti. Sunno, Jonesy and Traple see Mack passing by, looking at him frustrated. Mack then reaches Bedossa’s cell. The two look face to face, clearly not liking the situation, not one bit. “So it's true, you escaped the isle and lived to fight another day. You got guts." Bedossa said, impressed. "Not guts, smarts." Mack replied. "Not smart enough. Sounds like your motley crew be a strugglin’ out three, no? There be no other reason you’d come adrift right back to me.” Bedossa said smugly. “There's another reason, but it would be a shame if you were left to rot in that cell for all eternity, eh? I wanted to be the one to finish you, it hurts my soul.” Mack rambled to Bedossa, trying to rope him in. “You need my help to fight him, don’t ya? How the mighty truly have fallen.” Bedossa replied, chuckling. “But you got captured, so how do I know this time would be any different?” Mack inquired. “It was daylight when that scoundrel Valek struck us, we were not at our fullest of power. But now the moonlight be shining on down, and it gives us strength…this time, we can do better…” Bedossa said ominously, as moonlight shines down from the above deck, showing his skeletal hand piercing through the cell bars. “If you try to harm my crew, I dispose of the Turner boy, and therefore…your curse will never be broken.” Mack warned, readying his gun. “I ain’t no fool unlike you, Mack. I will agree to your terms as long as it gets me to Condenar…” Bedossa replied. “Says the fool who wound up in this cell, while I am on the outside of it.” Mack taunted, as there is a beat. “Fair, you win that one, I grant you. But you know his soldiers are well trained, hence why you came to me. You need a distraction to get past them and get your precious Pearl back, hoping we’ll get the leftover scraps?” Bedossa figured. “Of course! I am just using you because you’ll make the perfect distraction, mate. It’s simple pirate economics, really.” Mack replied casually, as Bedossa rolls his eyes. “We need not be adversaries, Mack. We could work together again, just like old times. I want Valek dead as well. I was only following my destiny when I betrayed ye…” Bedossa said, and Mack is unsure if he is being sincere “You left me to rot for eight years. We will never be friends.” Mack replied. “Never is such a fluctuating word, it can change just like the weather and tides surroundin’ us…” Bedossa said happily. Outside, Valek keeps waiting patiently. Suddenly, a noise is heard, as his troops ready their guns and swords. Bedossa and the cursed pirates all storm out of the Crimson Devil, running through the sand. Valek is shocked by this. He knew Mack hated Bedossa, why would they team up? “…Stark let them go? Why?” Valek asked, confused. He had no considered this possibility at all, and is now worried his plan is in shambles. Mack and his crew overlook the battlefield below them. “This is still a terrible, reckless idea.” Juliet noted to Mack. “I know, but when in Enhalas, sometimes, that may be what gets ye out of a pickle.” Mack replied, as they run down opening fire at Valek’s soldiers with Bedossa’s crew. Valek slashes his way through cursed pirates, seeing their exposed bones under moonlight. Sunno grabs one of Valek’s soldiers, and snaps their neck, making their body drop to the sandy ground. Pagetti and Gintell are eager to fight, as they tackle a solider to the sand. Valek orders his soldiers to apprehend IR-44, as they run after it. Valek keeps rushing his way through the undead pirates, just solely setting his eyesight on Treasure right now. Sawyer has Juliet stay close to him, shielding her from any harm. Mara, Higgs and Sawyer attack several of Valek’s soldiers near the Pearl, and clear a path toward it. “You three, get to the Pearl!” Mack ordered to Jen, Shelly and Duncan, not wanting to lose more of his crew. The three understand, as they rush off and head for the ship. Merlin and Lotton see them incoming, and lower the plank to let them up. “Do we open fire now?” Merlin asked, ready to shoot the cannon at Valek’s soldiers and the cursed pirates. “No, save the ammo for the ship. Those zombies can handle the soldiers for us now.” Shelly replied. IR-44 tries to open fire on more of Valek’s soldiers, but suddenly, it is tackled from behind by a group. It is thrown into the sand, and Treasure falls out of the bag. The soldiers grab Treasure and run off with it. Before Mack’s group heads to the Pearl, they see Treasure being taken away. “We have a complication!” Mack yelled, stopping them from going forward, and points to Treasure. They chase after. Bedossa then approaches Valek, smiling smugly. “A rematch already? We know how last time went…” Valek reminded. “This time though, I ain’t falling for yer tricks, and the moonlight makes us stronger…” Bedossa said, stepping forward to show his skeletal face under moonlight. He then strikes forward, as Valek ducks, avoiding the sword. Valek then strikes his sword forward several times, with Bedossa carefully maneuvering in return and swiftly avoiding the strikes. Bedossa then slashes right at Valek’s left leg, injuring him. “Not so mighty now, are ye?” Bedossa taunted, pointing his sword forward, but Valek is not deterred. He is only distracted, wondering where Treasure is. Valek then sees his soldiers running with Treasure, having taken it from IR-44. Valek is most pleased, and gives him the motivation to fight. He quickly moves aside, kicks sand into Bedossa’s face, blinding him. He then strikes him across the face, though Bedossa does not feel the scar. Valek then runs, regrouping with his soldiers that took Treasure. Mack and his crew try to chase after, but sand is kicked everywhere due to Bedossa’s pirates and Valek’s soldiers fighting, so they lose sight. “Finally, it is mine!” Valek boasted, taking Treasure and grabbing the creature tight, scaring it. “Get to the ship and ready the machine!” Mara tries to see through the blowing sand, and sees Valek escaping with Treasure. “There he is!” Mara said, pointing to him. Valek gets to the Crimson Devil with a group of soldiers, and the ones with the machinery, finally taking it back. The soldiers quickly begin hooking Valek up to it, along with Treasure, ready for the power transfer. The rest of his soldiers keep fighting off Mack and Bedossa’s crews below, trying to stop them from reaching the ship. During the chaos, Bedossa sees the Pearl is right there for the taking, and decides to betray Mack yet again. “To the Pearl!” Bedossa ordered to his crew, as they run for it. Bedossa then sees Sawyer fighting another one of Valek’s soldiers, and decides to continue what he started. The machine is activated, as Treasure cries in pain, and feels its energy being drained and being transferred to Valek. Valek can feel his wounds healing, as he is excited. Suddenly, the transfer stops, as Valek’s wounds return to his body, confusing him. Treasure is refusing to allow him to accept the power. The equipment is damaged, as it begins to malfunction and break apart. “No…no no! You will give me your power, you miserable creature! It is rightfully mine, I was destined!” Valek yelled at Treasure. Gunshots sent from Mara, IR-44 and Higgs then break apart the rest of the machinery, destroying it. Valek is furious, as he grabs Treasure. “So you deny me then of the gods’ power, is that it? Fine, take your worthless creature back!” Valek said furiously, throwing it to the sandy ground, confusing it. Higgs, Mara and Mack are also confused, but IR-44 grabs it. “Whatever he wanted from the critter, looks like he didn’t get it.” Mara noted, seeing how angry he is. Valek’s life work had been all for naught. He then looks at the cursed pirates taking down his soldiers, and realizes perhaps not all is lost. “If I cannot have the creature’s immortality, then I’ll take the cursed form, no matter the sorrows it brings!” Valek said furiously, getting a new plan. Valek orders his crew to get the rudder chain working again so they can set sail for Isla de Condenar. “Sir, what about the rest below?” A soldier asked. “There’s no time, they served their purpose.” Valek replied. The sand clears, as Valek’s ground soldiers have all either been killed or knocked out. “Well, I’d say we made a good team-“ Mack said. Suddenly, Bedossa points a gun at Sawyer’s head, taking them off guard. Juliet is furious. “Now here is how this shall go, eh? Let me sail back to Isla de Condenar with my blood lifter, or…I spill his blood right here before ye.” Bedossa threatened, blackmailing the “You bastard…” Juliet said to Bedossa. “Pirate.” Bedossa reminded smugly. “I’ll go. It’s okay, trust me.” Sawyer said to Juliet, as he goes with Bedossa again, “Should’ve seen that coming.” Mack sighed. Sawyer is not concerned, since this is finally their chance to break the curse and end these pests. Bedossa then makes his way on board the Eclipse Pearl with Sawyer as his hostage. The crew begins adjusting the sails, getting ready to set sail “Avast, we make way for Condenar once more, and finally end this blighted curse!” Bedossa decreed, as he holds the medallion in his hand happily. They see Bedossa getting away, and Mack vows to finish this. “That’s the third time I’ve seen that man sail away with my ship.” Mack noted. Jen, Shelly, Duncan, Lotton and Merlin are still stowed away on the Eclipse Pearl, ready to take the ship back. The Crimson Devil also departs, following the Eclipse Pearl’s trail. One of Valek’s soldiers waves a flag to the Diamond, ordering them to stand down and let the Pearl pass. Stewart sees this, and understands. Tyrell’s group of soldiers finally arrive at the secluded shore, seeing the casualties before them. His soldiers begin arresting Valek’s remaining soldiers. Tyrell orders his group not to shoot Mack and his friends, honoring the deal for now. “Impressive, you all held your own against Admiral Valek, but you lost both targets.” Tyrell said, seeing them taking off. “Please Commodore, take us to Isla de Condenar to stop both Bedossa and Valek.” Juliet begged Tyrell. “Our original plan was to take Stark there, before Valek rudely interrupted. As long as Stark here stays in line, along with his friends, we will not bring them any harm, but he’ll be under my supervision.” Tyrell said sternly. Tyrell takes Mack, Juliet, Higgs, and IR-44 the Dauntless, where they regroup with Rose, Gravel and Pearson. The navy soldiers look at IR-44 oddly, wondering what it is. Juliet struggles as she is hustled inside a cabin by Pearson and two soldiers. “Sorry miss, but it's for your own safety! Commodore’s orders!” Pearson said to her from the other side, locking her in the cabin. Mack looks out at the sea ahead, ready to end this. To Be Continued… Notes/Trivia -Death: Quentin
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  13. (Credit to @Aquatic Konquest for the logo) That's right: no Spin-Off Festival this year. We apologize to those who were looking forward to it (if any), but the staff had another idea in mind for this year and wanted to take a break from the festival as an experiment. This year, we are finally doing a video game themed event for SBC, which will also tie into the release of Battle for Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated next month! We will have BFBB themed skins for it. This would've also tied nicely into E3 but well, we know what happened there, though this may fill the hole it left behind. From May 22nd to June 14th, get ready to dominate the arcade, destroy some mischievous robots, and fight back against the oppression of gamers! Even though we aren't doing the festival itself, some components from it will stay. Instead of SOF Tickets, you will now be able to earn Goober Tokens at this event, which you can use to buy exclusive prizes at the Prize Store! All of the following activities and events below will award you these magical Goober Tokens... SpongeBob Pictionary: Four video game themed games will occur on Saturdays during the event! SpongeBob Wheel of Fortune: Four video game themed games will occur on Fridays during the event! Dunces & Dragons: The final four Dunces & Dragons games will occur on Sundays during the event, leading up to its grand finale on June 14th! Video Game Trivia: Play in a 6-part trivia contest using our quizzes! See how much gamer knowledge you have hidden within! Flash Game Tournaments: There will be several arcade tournaments using JCM's flash archive during the event! Cards Against Humanity: Rise against the man in CAH games every Monday during the event! SBC Music Parties: Every Friday during the event, jam out to your favorite video game soundtracks on cytube! Arcade Minigames: We will be rebranding several festival games into arcade themed minigames for you to earn Goober Tokens in! Whodunnit?: Whodunnit returns for its 14th edition! Use your detective and gaming skills to crack this case! Stop What You Are Doing: Video Game Edition: For the first time in 9 years, here's another video game themed SWYAD! Roleplay as whatever video game character you want throughout the event; you may reserve your name here or on Discord. Anyone who participates in the SWYAD will automatically get 20 Goober Tokens upon the event's start. The staff have been looking forward to doing this event for a while, and hope you will enjoy it! The world may be in a depressing state right now, but this event may help you get through that funk, even for a bit. GAMERS RISE UP! (Credit to @sbl for coining the event's name) SWYAD Reservations: Sbl —> Steve Jjs —> Munich Jasuda OWM —> Ohigeru Shmori Salmon —> Hungry Shark OBAB —> Silver the Hedgehog Carrot —> Pac-Man SOF —> Isabelle Dman —> EB Games Employee Mythix —> Feraligatr the Giratina Kid —> That Excited Starfishman 4Ever —> Fox McCloud Negi —> Tifa Lockhart Patty —> Amy Rose Steel —> Steel Spyro OMJ —> Crash Bandicoot Sauce —> Kirby Hayden —> Slowpoke Renegade --> Wolf O'Donnell
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  19. 15. Out at Sea The Interceptor keeps casually sailing. The crew is initially blissfully unaware to the danger that is about to befall them. But then, Duncan and Terrence take a look to see the Eclipse Pearl gaining on them, worrying them. “We got company!” Duncan yelled to the crew, as they work fast. Treasure looks scared, as it sees the pirates stomping across the deck in a hurry to prepare their counterattack. Juliet emerges on deck, curious what the commotion is. The crew works fast and focused. “Hands aloft to loose ta'gallants! With this wind dead astern, she’ll carry every sail we've got!” Higgs declared to help the pirates out. Juliet hurries toward astern. Shelly is at the wheel. “What's happening?” Juliet asked curiously. And then she sees: the Eclipse Pearl on the horizon. “The Eclipse Pearl, she’s gaining on us.” Shelly explained. “But this is the fastest ship in Enhalas!” Juliet replied in disbelief. “You can tell them that, after they've caught us.” Shelly replied snidely. Juliet thinks, as Higgs joins them. “We’re shallower on the draft, right?” Juliet asked, brushing up on her pirate knowledge. “Aye.” Shelly replied, surprised at her ship knowledge. “Well, then can't we lose them amongst those shoals?” Juliet inquired. Ahead on the horizon, the indistinct shapes of islands appear. “We don't have to outrun 'em long, just long enough…” Higgs said. “Lighten the ship! Stem to stern!” Shelly ordered. “Anything we can afford to lose, see that it's lost!” Higgs added. The crew understands, as they begin to throw off crates and any other unnecessary materials to lighten their weight. At the Eclipse Pearl, Mack is thrown into the brig. The door slams shut, and is bolted by Sunno. Mack looks around the cell. There's standing water on the floor. “Apparently there's a leak.” Mack noted, unimpressed with the ship’s current condition. He notices a crack in the bulkhead. Peaks out through it. But he sees only empty sea, and a cask drift by. Jetsam from the Interceptor splashes down into the water: barrels, heavy fittings, crates, and cannon balls. Bedossa is a predator bent on its prey. His voice carries the length of the ship. “Haul on the main brace, make ready the guns!” Bedossa ordered to everyone, and then turns to Sunno. “And run out the sweeps.” On the side of the ship, cannons suddenly emerge from the panels. Behind him, the Jolly Roger is hoisted on the ensign staff. Sawyer emerges from the forward compartment, drawn by the commotion. He sees the crew dumping stuff overboard, the Eclipse Pearl in pursuit. He climbs out on the rigging for a better vantage point. Sawyer then sees something that makes his face go ashen. Hatches slide back on the hull, and galley oars extend out each side. In unison they catch the water; the ship shoots forward. Merlin and Leonard dump a cannon barrel overboard; they move to the next one, pull the pins, and tip it. Sawyer’s foot comes down on the cannon, keeping it in place and stoping them. “We're going to need that, fellers.” Sawyer told them. He points astern. The Interceptor cuts through the chop. The Eclipse Pearl enters the frame, gaining once again. Juliet looks stricken as she stares at the pursuing ship. “It was a good plan, up 'til now.” Shelly said, sighing. Sawyer makes his way to the wheel. “Higgs! We have to make a stand. We gotta fight, y’all! Load the guns!” Sawyer ordered. Nobody responds, however, much to Sawyer’s annoyance. “With what?” Shelly asked. A beat as they all realize the cannonballs were among the first things thrown over the side. “Y’all are stupid! What kind of pirate crew throws their own ammunition overboard!?” Sawyer said, frustrated that they threw their ammo overboard. “Well, we had to lose weight somehow…” Quentin shrugged. Then, Sawyer looks at a cabin door, which has silverware inside of it. He has an idea. “Actually, we still got ammo to use. Load anything. Everything! Anything we got left.” Sawyer replied, coming app with a plan. “Alright then. Load the guns! Case shot and langrage! Nails and crushed glass! With a will” Higgs ordered to the crew. Higgs supervises the gunnery crew as they load anything and everything into the cannons, which ranges from: silverware, jugs, planks, supplies, and Higgs’ flask. “Goodbye, old friend…” Higgs sighed, willing to part ways with it. On board the Eclipse Pearl, Bedossa seems to inhale, smelling the victory at hand before him. Mack's eye is peering through a crack in the hull. Pan over to see the ship's oars, rowing in unison. Higgs joins Sawyer and Shelly, who eyes the Eclipse Pearl. “The Pearl's going to luff up on our port quarter! She'll rake us, without ever presenting a target!” Higgs announced. Juliet sees the problem. She looks up toward the bow of the Interceptor. Gets an idea. “Lower the anchor on the right side. On the starboard side!” Juliet said. The three look at her in dismay. She nods her head vigorously. "It's a good idea.”Juliet reassured, looking to Sawyer for support. “Well, it’s certainly got the element of surprise.” Sawyer replied. “You're daft, lady! You both are!” Shelly said. “Daft like Mack! LOWER THE STARBOARD ANCHOR!” Higgs ordered. The crew gives him the same look Juliet got. “Do it, you gobs! Or it's you we’ll load into the cannons!” Higgs ordered, making it clear to them he is serious. The anchor splashes into the water, cable uncoiling. The anchor hits bottom, drags, catches on a reef. The cable goes taut. Bedossa squints and cocks his head…What the hell were they doing? The medallion, on a table top, slides forward and off. Juliet turns back to Shelly at the wheel. “Let go!” Juliet said to her. Shelly releases the wheel just as it starts to spin with a vengeance. The Interceptor, bow low in the water, comes around very quickly, forward anchor acting as a pivot. Her cannons coming round, brought to bear on the Eclipse Pearl. The anchor cable spool creaks and cracks under the strain. Bedossa realizes what's happening. “They're clubhaulin'! Hard aport! Rack the starboard oars!” Bedossa ordered to his crew immediately. Mack is tossed against the cell wall by the turn. He looks through the peephole as the bow of the Interceptor appears as it comes round, then the first cannon port, where Lotton and Leonard stand ready with a lit punk. “Keep us steady, man!” Sawyer said. The cannon doors swing up. Gintell and Pagetti stand ready to fire, and they see: Lotton and Leonard and the mouth of their cannon a dozen feet away. Bedossa draws his sword for battle. “FIRE!” Bedossa shouted. “NOW!” Sawyer yelled. “FIRE ALL!” Juliet yelled. All hell breaks loose as the two ships fire all guns at once. The Interceptor takes far more damage than the Eclipse Pearl. A shot smashes through the brig, blasting the door. Mack spins away, taking cover from the blast. “Stop blowing holes in my ship!” Mack yelled. Gintell looks over to see a spoon imbedded in a post beside his head. He frowns, and looks to Pagetti. Pagetti turns toward him, revealing a fork sticks from his wooden eye. He yanks the fork out, and the wooden eye comes out as well. The two pirates stare at each other, fuming. Through the blast hole, silverware is shown to be embedded in the hull all around the blast hole. Mack looks at this with a sense of doom, realizing he’s a goner if his crew has to rely on silverware for ammo now. Another blast rocks the ship, as Mack sloshes through knee-deep water. Floating on top is Higgs’ flask. Mack tries to take a swig from the empty flask. He then notices the door has a hole in it. He pushes the door open. Juliet, Sawyer, Shelly, Higgs and the rest of the crew use the gunwales as cover from the pirates' small arms fire. “We could use a few more ideas, lass!” Higgs said to Juliet. “Your turn!” Juliet replied, out of ideas. “We need us a devil's dowry!” Higgs explained. “We'll give 'em the lady!” Shelly said, grabbing Juliet by the hair. “She's not what they're after! You best lay off!” Sawyer explained, threatening Shelly with his sword. She lets go of Juliet, not wanting to anger him, even though she was unsure of Sawyer’s place in Mack’s crew. Sawyer cuts his eyes to Juliet. They both believe the pirates are after him. Juliet clutches for the medallion around her neck, but it's not there. “The medallion!” Juliet said, startled. Sawyer sprints for the forward hatch, and drops inside…into a foot and a half of water, still rising. Not good. He starts searching for the medallion through the flood. On board the Pearl, a chain links together two cannonballs, which Gintell and Pagetti lug toward the cannon. They exchange matching revenge smirks as they load the chain shot. “Strike your colors, you blooming cockroaches! Hands! Grapnels at the ready! Prepare to board!” Bedossa ordered to his crew at once. Sawyer continues to search for the medallion through the water. Gintell sparks the cannon and it fires. The chain shot flies across, smashing the main mast of the Interceptor, startling the crew. The impact causes the hatch to fall shut, a large beam cutting Sawyer off from the exit. Sawyer struggles out from under the debris. Water pours into the cabin. “Dammit, I ain’t going out like this!” Sawyer said, determined to get out of there. The Interceptor's mast leans and falls. The mast crashes down on the deck of the Eclipse Pearl, right next to Bedossa, who doesn't flinch or move a muscle. “Pistols and cutlasses, men! Koler, Twip, to the powder magazine! And the rest of you: bring me that medallion!” Bedossa ordered. Mac the sea monkey scampers across on the fallen mast, now acting as a bridge between the two ships. Pirates swarm across, jumping from deck to deck and swinging from the rigging. The Interceptor crew then readies their weapons to defend themselves. Sawyer struggles to get out, as the water keeps rising fast. Koler and Twip descend to the Interceptor's magazine. The battle continues topside, as swords begin to clash and pistols are fired. Treasure panics amongst the chaos, as the pirate crews duel each other. “What do we got here…” Traple said, seeing the creature, as he readies his sword. Treasure then uses its strength to focus and concentrate. It levitates Traple up. “What devilry!?” Traple asked, trying to break free. Treasure then releases a mystical energy, opening its eyes. Traple is flung off of the deck, and lands into the waters below. Treasure is exhausted from the attack, and tries to crawl away from the rest of the ongoing fights. Higgs had witnessed the event, and is befuddled. “Rest up now.” Higgs said, picking up the creature and taking it into his care again. Higgs truly wondered what just happened, but had no time to further process it right now. Juliet hides on the quarterdeck, away from the action. Jen and Shelly tag team, slashing at two female pirates from Bedossa’s crew. Koler and Twip pour a fuse from a keg of gunpowder, away from a pile of explosives. As the two run, they come across Lotton and Merlin. Koler and Twip do not see them a threats, thinking this will be over with quickly, as Lotton’s scallop chirps. The groups immediately clash their swords. One pirate misses his landing on the Interceptor, and swings back toward the Eclipse Pearl. Mack, on a boom, catches the rope. The pirate continues his swing, now ropeless and falls into the water. “Thanks very much!” Mack taunted to the pirate. Mack swings out using it, while the two crews are locked in battle on the decks of both ships passing below him. Higgs faces a pirate bearing down on him, and Mack takes him out as he swings through and then swings back, backwards and drops to the deck. “Mack!” Higgs said, relieved to see him. Mack hands the empty flask back to Higgs. “Bloody empty!” Mack said, unimpressed. Mack’s already on the move. Higgs is surprised, then rejoins the battle. Sawyer continues to struggle to get out, with the water still rising fast behind him as a timer. A screech is then heard, and Sawyer jumps, thinking he heard a ghost. He looks up, to see Mac the sea monkey is at a hole in the bulkhead holding the medallion. It leaps and is then gone. “I’m gonna kill that monkey!” Sawyer vowed. A pirate is about to strike Juliet, having her cornered on the quarterdeck, when his arm stops. He turns to see Mack holding it. Juliet realizes Mack has come to save her once again…and she’s not exactly thrilled. “That's not very nice!” Mack scolded to the pirate. Juliet then strikes the pirate with the butt of her musket, sending him overboard. Mack then grabs Juliet by the shoulders. “Where's the medallion?” Mack asked her. “Wretch!” Juliet yelled back, realizing his plan. She swings to slap him. Mack catches her wrist, keeps her from pulling back. His eyes flick to the bandage on her hand, then back to her eyes, and he knows why she's angry. “Ah! Where’s dear Sawyer?” Mack inquired, scanning around the deck. Juliet realizes he hasn't returned. She scans the deck herself. The forward hatch is blocked shut by the fallen mast. Juliet darts towards it. “Sawyer!” Juliet tried to yell through it. “Juliet!” Sawyer yelled back, relieved to hear her voice. Mack almost follows, and then Mac the sea monkey races past with the medallion. Mack sees it, and gives chase. “Monkey!” Mack said. Juliet peers through the hatch, trying to move it, to no avail. “I can’t move it!” Juliet said regrettably to him. Juliet is grabbed by two pirates, lifted off her feet. “Sawyer!” Juliet yelled again, as they drag her off. Sawyer looks up, wishing he could rescue her. “Juliet!” Sawyer yelled back. He grips the grating with his fingertips and hoists himself up, but his fingers slip and he falls back. Water fills the cabin nearly to the roof. Pirates throw Lotton, Merlin, Jen, Duncan, Leonard and Quentin to the deck. Shelly loses her sword. Behind them, Mack dashes after the monkey. Higgs signals their surrender. Higgs wishes Treasure could use some of its energy again, but can tell it’s too tired to do so, as he holds it tight. Sawyer struggles as the water is up to his neck now. Mac the sea monkey dashes across the broken mast, still clutching the medallion. Mack scrambles across after it. The monkey pauses at the far end, as Mack reaches for the medallion. But another hand grabs it first. Mack looks up to see Bedossa eyeing the medallion. “Why thank you, Mack!” Bedossa said. “You're welcome.” Mack replied back. “Not you! Remember, we named the monkey “Mac”? Surely eight years couldn’t have rotted your brain that much?” Bedossa reminded. The monkey chitters, gloating. “…Right.” Mack replied, disgusted at the creature as it mocks his name Bedossa grins and raises the medallion. “Gents, our hope is restored!” Bedossa yelled to all, as the crew cheers, eager to finally be free of their plagued curse. Water fills the cabin nearly to the roof. Sawyer takes a breath and submerges. Twip sets off a gunpowder trail leading to the Interceptor's magazine. Mack's crew are tied to the mast by Pagetti. Gintell eyes them, pistol drawn. “Any of you so much as thinks the word ‘Parley’, I'll have your guts for garters.” Gintell threatened to them, not wanting to hear the word ever again. Bedossa holds the medallion in his hand. He then looks off in the direction of the Interceptor. In the distance, the Interceptor suddenly explodes. Juliet twists free, and Mack is surprisingly stunned too. Despite his problems with Sawyer, he did not wish him dead. “SAWYER!” Juliet yelled, fearing he is dead. The HMS Diamond is sailing far off on the horizon from the skirmish. However, one of the navy soldiers sees the explosion in the distance through a telescope, startling them. The soldier immediately scurries up the deck, heading to Gravel who is at the wheel. “Sir, we found something!” The soldier reported. Gravel, along with the rest of his crew, all look at the smoke in the distance. Gravel uses the telescope and recognizes the destroyed Interceptor. “That’s the Interceptor! Get us over there now!” Gravel ordered, as he heads to the wheel, and turns the ship. The wreckage lands. Juliet tries to rush Bedossa, but he grabs her wrists. “Welcome back, Miss. You took advantage of our hospitality last time. It holds fair now you return the favor.” Bedossa said smugly. He shoves her to some pirates; they hoot their approval. “Bedossa!” Sawyer yelled, revealing he survived. He's standing on the rail, soaking wet. He jumps down and grabs a pistol. “She goes free!” Sawyer bargained. Juliet is overcome to see him and relieved he is alive. Mack…less so, though glad he is not dead, but not eager to whatever he’s about to pull. “What's in your head, boy?” Bedossa asked, thinking he is mad. “She. Goes. Free.” Sawyer bargained. “You've only got one shot…and we can't die.” Bedossa reminded. “Don’t do anything stupid…” Mack said to Sawyer under his breath. He had crafted his plan too well for it to fall apart now. Sawyer ignores him. “You can’t, but I can, partner.” Sawyer said. Sawyer puts the muzzle under his chin, threatening to kill himself. “Like that…” Mack sighed. He should’ve seen it coming. Bedossa is perplexed. The pirates and crew are, too. “Who are ye?” Bedossa asked curiously. “No one. He’s no one! A distant cousin of my aunt’s nephew twice removed. Lovely singing voice, though. Eunuch.” Mack winged on the fly, hoping Bedossa might buy it. Juliet glances narrowly at Mack, realizing he has his own agenda. “Nice try Mack, but I ain’t playin’ your lil con game anymore. My name…is Sawyer Turner. My father was Bootstrap Buck Turner. His blood runs in my veins.” Sawyer revealed, shocking Bedossa’s crew. He was who they were seeking this whole time, right in front of them. Bedossa glances narrowly at Mack. Mack shakes his head; he just can't catch a break here. “He’s a spitting image of ol’ Bootstrap, alright, almost as if he’s come back to haunt us…” Pagetti said. Gintell then hits him in the head with a plank for that comment, annoyed. “On my word, do as I say or I’ll pull this here trigger…and be lost to Davy Jones’ Locker forever.” Sawyer threatened, readying the pistol. “…Name your terms, Mr. Turner.” Bedossa said regrettably, forced to accept due to little choice. “Juliet goes free!” Sawyer said again. “Yes, yes, we know that one. Anything else?” Bedossa inquired. Sawyer hadn't thought that far ahead. Mack tries to signal him surreptitiously: “don't forget about me.” “And the crew, the crew are not to be harmed.” Sawyer added. The crew members are all surprised to hear this, given he had just met them today, but they aren’t going to complain. Mack slumps. Bedossa smiles and then step towards Sawyer. “Agreed.” Bedossa accepted. The Eclipse Pearl lies at anchor, close to a small island. Juliet is then sent to the edge of the plank by a bunch of sword wielding pirates. Mack is next in line. They’re going to walk the plank. Sawyer shakes loose of the pirates holding him, and spits out his stick. “Bedossa, you lying bastard! You swore she'd go free!” Sawyer said angrily. “Don't dare impugn me honor, boy! I agreed she'd go free, but it was you who failed to specify when nor where!” Bedossa replied tauntingly, finding a loophole in their agreement. A pirate places a gag across Sawyer's mouth, shutting him up, as he keeps yelling while muffled. Bedossa turns back to Juliet. The storm has passed; Bedossa is once again his gentlemanly self. “Though it does seem a shame to lose something so fine, don’t it mateys?” Bedossa said, almost going to miss Juliet. Juliet feels the slightest hope of reprieve. “So I'll be having that dress back before you go.” Bedossa said sternly, holding his hand out. Juliet hesitates... then strips it off, leaving her in a silk slip. She throws it at him, not wanting to have a reminder of this evil crew. “It goes with your black heart.” Juliet said. Bedossa takes the dress, and feels it. “Oh, it’s still warm.” Bedossa noticed. Bedossa tosses the dress to a crew member, then turns to watch. Juliet moves stoically out to the end. She pauses, looks back. Sawyer’s eyes lock with hers. She is about to say something. “Too long!” Sunno yelled. He slams down on the end of the plank. The shaking causes Juliet to plunge off the other end, into the sea. Sawyer yells from under his gag. The pirates laugh, and so does Mack. But his laughter is cut off then he's lifted up onto the end of the plank. “I really rather hoped we were past all this.” Mack said to Bedossa. Bedossa steps up onto the plank beside him, throws an arm around his shoulders. “Mack, Mack... Did ya not notice? That be the same little island that we made you king of on our last little trip.” Bedossa reminded, revealing the island is the same one Mack was left to rot on eight years ago. “I did notice.” Mack said bitterly. “Perhaps you’ll be able to conjure up another miraculous, inexplicable escape. But I doubt it.” Bedossa scoffed. He draws his sword. “Off you go.” Bedossa said, ready to finally be rid of him again. Mack hesitates. He really doesn't want to do this. “Last time you left me a pistol, with one shot.” Mack reminded of the rules. “By the powers, you’re right. Where be Mack’s pistol? Bring it forward.” Bedossa called to his crew. A pirate hands Mack's pistol to Bedossa. “Seeing as there's two of us, a gentleman would give us a pair of pistols.” Mack tried to sway. “It'll be one pistol, as before, and you can be the gentleman, an' shoot the lady, and starve to death yourself!” Bedossa suggested, smiling. Bedossa tosses the pistol high over Mack's head. It splashes into the sea. Mack goes wide eyed, then dives in after it. The pistol floats down onto some coral. Mack's hands appear. He grabs the pistol, pushes for the surface. A wave pounds the sand, washes back. Mack and Juliet have made it to the beach. They stand together. Neither are happy with their current predicament, especially Juliet who wants to be as faraway from Mack as possible. Mack looks back out to sea. The Eclipse Pearl, under full sail, but listing badly to one side, moves away, making course back to Isla de Condenar. “That's the second time I've had to watch that man sail away with my ship.” Mack said, as he keeps looking out, furious deep down. Mack’s crew and Treasure all look at him, sailing away in the distance, while they are still tied to the mast and unable to move. Treasure looks sad that Mack has been left behind yet again, and this time, does not know if he can make it back. The crew talk amongst themselves. “They be doomed.” Quentin accepted. “No way are they making it off that isle!” Merlin said. “Hey, we be not abandonin’ hope yet, fellas. Cap’n Stark made it off that island before, and he can do it again.” Higgs said, having faith in him. Traple then approaches the mast, who is still soaking wet from Treasure sending him overboard. He looks at Treasure in Higgs’ hands. “Captain, there’s something odd about that creature they have with ‘em! It blasted me off their ship using its mind…” Traple explained to Bedossa. Bedossa scoffs this off, not believing him and assuming the course is getting to him. Bedossa looks at the creature, held by Higgs, and not seeing anything menacing about it. “That just be an ugly slug, there ain’t any harm it could do to ye or anyone else. Lay off the rum, sailor!” Bedossa said to Traple, and Treasure gives Bedossa an angry look, as if it could hear the “ugly” insult. “But I don’t drink rum!” Traple relied, as Bedossa ignores him. Mac the sea monkey jumps near Higgs, and hisses at Treasure. Treasure then growls back, as the two are about to fight. “Easy boy.” Higgs said, trying to calm the creature. “Alright, enough of their yappin’. Send ‘em all to the brig…and Mr. Turner has a special cell reserved for him ’til we get to Condenar.” Bedossa ordered at once, as the pirates untie them, but grab them all in case they try anything funny. Higgs and the rest of the crew are all thrown into the cell Mack was in, cramped together. The door is shut tight. Sawyer is then thrown into a separate cell all to himself by Koler and Twip, who slam his door shut. Before they leave, Twip throws Sawyer’s stick into the cell, who puts it back in his mouth. “You’re welcome.” Twip said smugly. “Well ain’t this lovely, I get this one all to myself…” Sawyer said, almost feeling bad for them seeing how they are struggling to fit in. “Don’t get too comfy, the captain’s gonna need your blood soon…” Koler said, as he and Twip head off. Shelly then begins praying to herself, hoping the crew can somehow make it out of this. “Move!” Jen yelled to Duncan, who is in her space. “Listen lady, there’s not much room here, so if you have claustrophobia, I can’t help ya!” Duncan replied, trying to find room as well. Amongst the bickering from the cramped crew across from him, Sawyer tries to look around for any way to break out of his cell, just as he did to Mack’s back on Port Royale. He examines the poor condition of the bars, and tries to find a way to break free. Many minutes pass, the crew gets bored, and Sawyer tries to make a wedge at the bottom of a bar, hoping to make progress. Gintell and Pagetti are then sent down into the brig, as they mop tar onto the interior of the hull. A few inches of water still stand in the brig. “Shiver me timbers!” Lotton’s scallop chirped. Higgs helpfully translates. “Lotton here says you missed a spot.” Higgs said to the two pirates. Gintell slaps his mop against the cell. Higgs takes the hint and shuts up. Sawyer is still alone in the other cell, watching the pirates work. “You knew Buck Turner?” Sawyer asked curiously through his cell to Gintell. Any excuse not to work, Gintell leans on his mop. “Ol' Bootstrap Buck. We knew him.” Gintell replied. Pagetti keeps working. Sawyer frowns. “Never sat well with Bootstrap, what we did to Mack Stark. The mutiny and all. He said it wasn’t right with the Code. That's why he sent off a piece of the treasure to you, as it were. He said we deserved to be cursed, and remain cursed.” Gintell explained. Sawyer never suspected this. He furrows his, brow, only half-­listening now, as he considers his father in a new light. “Stupid blighter.” Gintell rambled. “Good man.” Higgs muttered. Gintell looks over at Higgs, then continues. “Well, as you can imagine, that didn’t sit too well with the Captain.” Gintell continued. “That didn't sit too well with the Captain at all. Tell 'em what Bedossa did!” Pagetti interrupted, slacking off from his work. “I'm telling the story! So what the Captain did, he strapped a cannon to Bootstrap's bootstraps, and last we saw of Ol' Buck Turner, he was sinking to the crushing black oblivion of Davy Jones' locker. Nobody knows what became of him after that, but the odds ain’t favoring a kindly survival…sorry son.” Gintell explained. The crew all look a bit sick at the idea of it. Sawyer is upset deep down, but is somewhat content to have closure with his father if that was truly his end. He would finish what he started and kill Bedossa to avenge him. “'Course, it was only after that we learned we needed his blood to lift the curse.” Gintell finished. “That's what you call ‘ironic.’" Pagetti said. The pair glance at each other and laugh at their gallows humor. Sawyer rolls his eyes at the two. Meanwhile, the Crimson Devil is sailing in close proximity. Valek looks out a telescope, seeing the Interceptor’s wreck and Eclipse Pearl not too far off. “…There they are.” Valek said, delighted. The ships are right where he had predicted, though he had not intended on the Interceptor being blown to smithereens, but nonetheless, knew Mack’s crew was back on board the Eclipse pearl. But now the question was: Was Mack himself with them, and Treasure? He was about to find out, as the Crimson Devil makes its way onto the Pearl’s path, about to properly introduce itself. “Move to starboard, and ready the guns.” Valek ordered to Stewart, who is at the wheel. “Yes sir!” Steward replied, turning the wheel right. The rest of his soldiers ready the ammo below. Valek then sees the Diamond approaching the Eclipse Pearl as well. “Welcome to the battle, Gravel. This will be interesting.” Valek said. Valek was unsure if Gravel would do anything that hinders his progress, but welcomed the extra help nonetheless. Valek was strong, but he admitted to himself he could not defeat Bedossa on his own given what happened last time. Both the ships are approaching the Eclipse Pearl. Gravel spots the Crimson Devil from the Diamond, curious. “Admiral Valek has also caught up to the Pearl by coincidence, it appears. His talents will be appreciated in aiding us.” Gravel noted, as he too admits to himself he may not be able to handle Bedossa on his own. “Captain, we got two problems off the port bow!” A pirate yelled, seeing both the Diamond and Crimson Devil approaching. Bedossa moves forward, seeing the two ships. “Ah, so the navy has caught up with us already, eh. And unfortunately, not at the best time.” Bedossa said, as he would rather skip straight to Isla de Condenar already. Bedossa is annoyed that the curse breaking will have to wait. However, he is also happy he will get to display his immortal powers one last time against the navy. “But, if the navy wants a fight…who are we to deny their requests? We’ll give them hell, men!” Bedossa said eagerly, raising his sword, as his crew cheers. The Eclipse Pearl is ready to engage with the Diamond and Crimson Devil, as the pirates cutter about the deck. Bedossa, Valek and Gravel all look out from their decks, ready for the battle. Notes/Trivia: -The Interceptor is destroyed. -First mention of Davy Jones.
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