Kanga: Arr! We best get goin' team, it's a long trek to that there misty forest. I say we set off now and get there by sunup. Come on, you filthy lubbers.
*Kanga starts walking. The rest of the team look at her, confused, and form a huddle.*
Kanga: *pauses and looks back* What be wrong with you all?
The rest of the team: You be goin' the wrong way.
Cut Lass: i hate losing! we're not going to lose this round
*ignores crew who won last round*
Vixen's teddy: Kanga, you have your patch over the wrong eye.
Kanga: that would explain a lot.
cutlass: To th' east!
*charges off towards the foresty place*
Dawkins: Ye forgets ye compass Cut Lass!! * shoves compass into Cut Lass's hand* If ye gunna lead, ye need the tools, m' dear....
Kanga: Aye, she be right! Ive got the telescope! * shows off telescope*
Cut Lass: Aye, ye be right Dawkins.... Can we be off now then???
Vixen: wheres that blasted latern gone???
Sue: It be in me hand, you lasses. Ill walk in front of ye all to light ye way. Now....
Cut Lass: ONWARD!!!!
Dawkins: arrragghh that be me ears ye be yellin' in...... * onward red team go*
Cut Lass: it is be your ears, why they be echoing?
*waves compass around*
Cutlass: tis nothign but a cheap imitation.
*eyes dawkins bottle*
It that be grog you best be sharing!
Dawkins: argh tiz naught but water
cut lass; arrr!
Vixen: if you be done "arghing" we've got a misty forest ta get to.
Sue: There be the mist ahead.
Vixen: we're ehaidng in the right direction then....
Dawkins: Aye, that we been doing.... * fishes out another bottle* This be the rum ye be after???
Cutlass: *turning around* Aye! * rest of team eyes bottle suspiciously*
Dawkins: * plotting* Whichever of you scallywag ratbag pirates gets to the misty forrest first, ye can have this rum....it is me best rum afta all, only the best pirates gets it ye know....
* Red team rushes towards the misty forrest*
Vixen: Aye, Kanga, what is that up ahead ??? can ye see something with that telescope ye've got right there??
Vixen: *peers * Aye, i do beleive that be the Misty Forrest in our yonder view.....
* Red team continues towards Misty Forrest*
*After running full pelt for a short while, the crew eventually collapse*
Dawkins: *takes a draught from her water bottle* Arr! We ain't quite there yet, though. *hic*
Cut Lass: I hope to hell that were just your water you were drinkin' there!
Kanga: I *wheeze* be wantin' *gasp* that rum!
*The word "rum" perks up the band, and they set off again, though at a slightly more sedate pace.*
Liva: * puffing a little* Aint that Misty Forest getting closer yet??
Bill: Aye, me thinks its somewhat closer than before.
Vixen: * dangles lantern* Tis a pretty lantern, but i be wanting that Rum!!!
Kanga: Aye, i agree Vixen, Me wonders why it be that Dawkins here always seems to have the rum!
Cut Lass: Aye, she does, doesnt she.....
Dawkins: * dances in front of the Red Team, twirling the rum bottle*
Sue: Aye Dawkins!! ye best be careful with that here rum! Ye making us run and such, and ye treating that rum bottle with the low'st respect ye here.... Treat our prize well, ye hear????
Dawkins: Aye, I is taking good care of old Bluey here * pats rum bottle, hugs it and skips off*
Cut Lass: what the blasted has gotten into her??? Shes acting like a blooming pansy....
Kanga: aye she is....p'haps it something in that water bottle of hers??? * watches Dawkins as she dances, and then stops dead in her tracks* Dawkins????
Dawkins: Aye Kanga.... look ahead of ye, you blabbermouthed scoundrels..... * points and steals telescope from Kanga as Kanga reaches Dawkins* Look!!!!!!!!
Kanga: mutters about mutinying Dawkins but decides not to because of the rum* What????
Bill: That forrest sure looks misty...
Cut Lass: Hence the name.
Bill: I suppose. i reckon we'd be a lot closer than one would expect. its just the fog making it seem as if we are little further than where we started from.
Berserker Sue: But we've been trekking for hours.
Bill: My point exactly... i think before we know it we'll be there...
*the crew continue walking, for several hours*
Bill: Ok, well maybe it was as far away as we thought it was. Blasted misleading misty forrest... *shakes fist* We should arrive soon.
Kanga: I bloody well hope so, i could do with some shade.
Sue: [act]forlornly puts out lantern[/act] S'pose there's not much point in me having this lit till we're in th' mist, is there?
Cut Lass: [act]exasperated[/act] Why didn't ye think o' that earlier?
Sue: [act]sulkily[/act] You didn't.
Cut Lass: I'm not the one in charge of the lantern.
Bill: [act]still scowling at the misleading mist ahead[/act] What are you arguin' about? It's just a lantern.
Kanga: [act]fans self with sword[/act] It's this blasted heat! I need that shade now.
Vixen: At least you're not wearing a bikini top. I'm going to be red as the blood on Sue's headscarf at this rate.
Bill: Ye know, I don't think a normal island would be this misleadin' in its distances. There's no way it should be takin' this long.
Sue: [act]grouchily[/act] I'd be very surprised if those damned pirates'd been consid'rate enough to bury the treasure on a normal island.
Dawkins: [act]blearily[/act] It's takin' us too long?
Liva: [act]humming[/act] Yes, of course, it's been taking us hours, haven't you noticed?
Dawkins: Hell, time always goes a bit strange when you've been drinkin' rum. I di'nt think nothin' of it.
Bill: There must be a reason we're taking so long! Were's the Black Team? Can you see 'em?
Kanga: Let me see the compass!
Cut Lass: There ain't nothing wrong with the compass!
*Kanga takes it and is confused to see it spin wildly, then eventually fix on North*
Kanga:*points* That-a-way be East, we been walking nearly due South.
Cut Lass:*takes back the compass* No, see, we been goin' East!
Sue: That compass be actin' strange...
Teddy: Might I suggest you can ignore the compass and simply head for the forest, since we can see it...?
Kanga: Yarr! Why didn't we think o' that!
*after 15 more minutes trekking towards the forest, the pirates come upon the first trees. They can't see further than that because of the dense mist*
Bill: Everyone stay together, otherwise we'll never make it through the forrest.
Sue: Who said that?
Bill: I did.
Sue: Saying i did, doesn't clarify any further whom said that... i can barely see anything ahead of me... where's that lantern? Oh right, i have it... *lights lantern* Its still not much better is it, but i can see everyone. Wait, where's Vixen?
Vixen: I'm over here.
Sue: Who said that?
Kanga: One would assume Vixen said it, when it was her you were addressing... but i can't see her either.
Vixen: I'm in a tree... to see if i can see the lookout... but there certainly is a lot of mist in this forest.
Cut Lass: Hence the name.
Bill: (Ponders to self) Is it just me or did i have that conversation last night with Cut Lass?
Liva: What are you a pondereing, Bill?
Bill: (Ponders more intensely) She can hear my thoughts!
Liva: *gives Bill a confused look as she tries to decipher his bizarre facial expression* Ah anyway, why don't you come down from that tree Vixen?
Vixen: Oh yes, well i might as well. There isn'y much to see up here anyway, besides mist and tree tops.
Sue: Ok well... do we have any rope?
Kanga: Probably not.
Sue: Well, we should probably link up somehow so that no one gets lost in the dense mist.
Bill: You just want to hold my hand!
Sue: Yeah, sure...
*the group links up, with Sue at the front with the lantern and Bill is behind her with the map. The Cut Lass is for some reason at the back of the line with the compass, which is proving difficult for her to read whatever direction the team is travelling in*
Bill: Well ain't this .............ermmmmm........ nice. [act]Squeezes Sue's hand gently[/act] ;D
Sue: [act]Drops lantern and Bill's hand and pulls out her knives[/act] What be nice ye scurvy hound? >:(
Bill: [act]Backs up into Liva[/act] Wll, um.... walkin through all this dang mist on a stinkin hot afternoon havin ta hold hands with a bunch o cut throat pirates. Cab't ye tell when a body's speaking sarcasm. |:(
Sue: [act]Strokes knives[/act] oy, sarcasm were it. That be ok then. [act]put knives back in sheaths begrugingly and picks up lantern. Takes Bill's hand and continues walking.[/act]
Cut Lass: What be the holdup up thar?
Vixen: I think Bill be fallin for Sue
Dawkins: But I don't think Sue be having the same way of feelin
Vixen's Teddy: Give them time. You'll often find that propinquity will be the cause of all kinds of bonds, especially in this kind of situation where people are thrown together and haveto get along to survive. I'd say they'll e a couple before the challenge is out.
Sue: I heard that!!
Liva: What's the meanin of that thar word propinky?
Kanga: Don't it mean like spendin time togetha?
Bill: Okay, we came a bit far South, so we have to hold a steady East by North East bearing to get to the Lookout.
Cut Lass: But I can't be tellin' which way that be!
Liva: *who is holding her hand* You scurvy land-lubber! *takes the compass* It be working fine, see. Sue, go that way!
Sue: What way?
Liva: THAT way!
Sue: Arr! What way BE that way?
*A scuffle ensues but no wounds more serious than minor cuts and grazes are sustained, and the crew rearranges itself into a more helpful line. The compass continues to go mental if Cut Lass or Kanga get too near it, though*
Liva: That way! *points directly at a very large tree. Everyone looks at her*
Teddy: You can circumnavigate the trees, you know!
Cut Lass: *rolls eye* Great we have a Teddy giving us directions
Teddy: Well what do you suggest?
Kanga; What about we head on over to that look out over there and see if we can find it fro there.
Bill: should we be looking for treasure?
Dawkins: I suppose Kanga should get the rum then
livia; but i got here first!
Cutlass: What about whoever find the treasure first gets the rum?
Teddy: What f the other crew find it? Do they get it?
Black crew: No!!!
*the crew begins to search for the treasure*
Kanga: You can't be changin' the rules now! I should definitely be gettin' the rum! *is overruled by absolutely everyone else* *mutters inaudible curses* *joins in looking for the treasure*
Bill: I see some mist... is that the treasure???
Tedy: Ah- i doubt it.
Dawkins: Well, what about trees? i can certainly see my fair share of trees?
Teddy: I also doubt that the treasure is in tree form...
Kanga: Yeah, its probably some chest or something filled with gold... or it might not be... but that's what i suspect it will be.
Omg, Sorry for not being here... I've been so busy, I have to help look after a friends farm, and My sisters birthday is tomorrow and yeah... Sorry... and Sorry for the really short post... I have to go get her cake out of the oven.
Liva: Is that pile of rocks over there the Treasure?
The red team head on toward the pyramid.
my appologies to the team but I will probably be in hospital for the next few days and so not a very good help. I would like to give any voting right to Min to vote on my behalf if I am not here and if that is allowed. cheers
Aw, Deb, I hope you're okay and get better soon. :(
Sue: [act]flailing about in the mist[/act] 'Ello? Anybody there?
Cut Lass: [act]flailing back[/act] We're 'eading over to th' pyramid! Spending coins!
Sue: Spendin'! That means we've got treasure?
Kanga: Yeah, we found a coin, didn't ye hear?
Sue: I've been wanderin' about in the mist, lost. Thanks for noticing.
[act]Sue's flailing finally finds somebody. Unfortunately, it transpires she's been holding her knives in the process[/act]
Vixen: Hey! Don't cut up my teddy! Stuffing's costly, you know!
Sue: [act]rubbing eyes as the crew stumbles out of the forest and the mist dissipates[/act] Er, sorry. Is that where we're headed? [act]points to enormous gleaming pyramid in distance[/act]
Liva: ...I dunno, how many pyrmaids on the island again?
Cut Lass: [act]sighs[/act] Let's just head towards it, okay?
[act]The crew starts toward the pyramid, making relatively good time[/act]
Yeah Deb hope your okay and gonna better soon :(
Liva: *Sits down* My feet hurt, Do I still have to walk over there *Points at the ever looming pyramid*
Cut Lass: Its your fault you're wearing heels, did you not know that there was going to be lots of walking?
Teddy: You could take them off
Liva: Like no I didn't it didn't tell me in the application form, and Teddy then my feet would get dir-*Stops suddenly* Did you hear that?
Sue: No, lets keep going.
Liva: *getting a bit freaked out* Ok *The Crew head off towards the Pyramid again*
Bill: [act]looking pained[/act] There was a market in the Misty Forrest? Why didn't we see it when we were there before?
Cut Lass: We couldn't even see each other when we were there before.
[act]Crankily, the crew heads back towards the Misty Forrest. This time, wary of the misleading mist, they go with ropes looped around their waists attaching them to each other[/act]
Liva: So, um, we have to...buy a leopard?
Cut Lass: Apparently.
Liva: And...we just...carry it around the island with us?
Vixen: And to the Skull-lookin' place too.
Liva: But...won't it...you know...savage us?
Sue: [act]brandishes knives in her most menacing manner[/act] Not if I have anythin' to say about it.
Teddy: I am not entirely confident that your knives will make their customary impression on animals in the same way they do humans.
[act]Sue looks suitably aghast at the thought that anybody would not be threatened by her knives[/act]
Kanga: [act]raises a hand[/act] Um, I've a wee question. How the 'ell are we gettin' to this Skull place anyway? We don't have a boat.
Dawkins: We could always use that ancient pirate strategy of leavin' desert islands...ye know, carried by sea turtles tied together with the hairs from our backs. [act]swigs rum[/act]
Kanga: ...OK, but I shotgun not bein' the one to give up me back hair.
[act]the crew continue walking towards the forrest and it's mist[/act]
Bill: Ok so we're looking for a shop... and i wouldnt worry about how we'll get to the island yet, we'll deal with that once we get the items. And if worst comes to worst, we could make a raft. Or build a bridge...
Teddy: Im sure we have plenty of time to build a bridge...
Bill: Fair point.
Vixen: I'm sure we'll work something out. But we must find that shop. If we dont, then there's no point going to the island if we dont have the stuff to give them.
[act]the team power walk for a few hundred metres and then slow again upon realising that it's tiring walking fast[/act]
Liva: I can't really power walk that well in heels...
Cut Lass: We've already discussed that... take 'em off if you can't keep up!