DD: Argh so we're back t' th' swamp.
Charity: Bet yeh could grow some good taters round here...
Minnie: Don't be thinkin' bout taters now, Charity. Now be's for findin' some treasure. Which direction, Dan?
DD: *checks map and looks at compass* same direction as first - to th' cave up in th' mountains.
Peggy: *still lookin' for Mini-peggy* will we be going past the Forest?
Bill: 'course not - ain't ye listening? goin' to the cost and up to deadman's reef.
Minnie: Right, stop yer blabberin', crew, and let's get goin'!
DD: *points* This way..
Bill: Have I ever tolf you guys that I dont particularly like swamps...
Minnie: Yes- you've been a sayin' it for the last half hour or so...
Bill: Oh. Well, i just thought you guys might like to know that...
Peggy: Why? It doesn't change the fact you have to go through it...
Bill: I spose.
DD: And you ave been sayin it for a fair while now... so we sorta got the point.
Bill: Ok then. I'll make a point not to voice my dislike of the swamp in the future-
Charity; It's not as if we like the swamp, Bill. I hate it... i just didnt feel the need to tell everyone about it...
Everyone: We all hate it.
Bill: Well, at least we all have that in common.
[act]the black team continue to trudge through the swamp[/act]
[act]a crocodile starts to lumber toward the black team in the swamp[/act]
Charity: [act]wielding sword[/act] You jus' keep swimmin' closer...
Peggy: [act]takes off leg and waves it at the croc[/act] Yeah...you jus' try it!
Minnie: [act]pulls out knife[/act] We'll all take ye!
Dan: [act]with sword[/act] ARR!
Bill: [act]waves sunglasses[/act] Come any closer an' I'll focus the sun to a burnin' point through these!! QUAKE IN FEAR!
Crocodile: [act]blinks boredly and swims past the manic-looking pose-striking not-at-all scary pirates[/act]
[act]the black team lower their weapons, all looking slightly bashful[/act]
Bill: ...let's get out of this damn swamp.
Charity: ...Bill. We gotta get you a weapon.
*once past the swamp...*
DD: ooh look, there be the cave we were in awhile ago, and me fire's still there!
Charity: we goin' t' stop for somethin' t' eat?
Minnie: No! We got t' keep movin'.
Charity: aww *grumbles*
Bill: Here's a mighty stick to use as a weapon! *picks it up*
DD: ah, Bill, that be's a dead snake.
Bill: Oh. *sheepishly puts it down*
Peggy: I don't like th' look of them mountains. Remember the horrors last time?
DD: Don't be daft. Twas nothin' in them and if we made it throu last time, we can make it throu again.
*the brave black team continue into the mountains...*
[act]the crew trudge along in the direction of the cave Dan spotted earlier[/act]
Charity: How come, each time we follow these maps, th' marks here [act]points to X on map[/act] aint visible?
Dan: [act]examining map in hands[/act] What do ye mean visible?
Charity: Why cant we see the X on th' ground?
Bill: Because its not real.
Charity: But its on th' map!
Minnie: Thats to show where we be goin'...it aint really there on the ground.
Charity: Oh :-? .....so then th' tree there aint real?
Peggy: [act]Shaking head[/act] How about we test that theory. You run into it and tell us if it be real or not.
Charity: Oka...hang on....ye be pullin me leg.....i aint stupid! [act]eye twitch[/act]
Peggy: Ye sure about that?
Dan: I think were close....th' cave should be right through them trees.
[act]The crew push through the small bit of scrub revealing the cave[/act]
Bill: Now we just 'ave ta wait for the moon.
Minnie: Enough time to work on scene 2 of my musical. :D
Peggy: Time for a rest i think.
Charity: [act]begins unpacking potatoes from satchel[/act] Blue Moon, You saw me standin alone...with all the treasure i could hold, without a ship to get home......Blue Moon-
Dan: Its nearly evening, we aint got long to wait fer the moon ta rise.
Minnie: *looking into the distance in the failing light* Look! There's be the other team and they're ahead of us!
Bill: Put them taters away, Charity, we's be off again! *Charity sulks but does as she's told*
DD: Quick, I've found us a short cut t' the other side! Through the tunnel at the back o' th' cave!
Minnie: *taking charge* Form ranks ye dithering doggs and follow me!
Peggy: *mumbling under breath* I hope th' ways not to rough for me peg-leg here...
DD: *lights torches* Let's go!
[act]creeping through the caves[/act]
Minnie: [act]singing[/act] I am the monarch of the sea--
Charity: [act]shocked[/act] I know tha' song!
Minnie: [act]also shocked[/act] But...I wrote it...no one should know it!
Dan: [act]scoffs[/act] You didn't write it. [act]knowingly[/act] Gilbert and Swallow did ;)
Minnie: :-/ They stole it from me, th' drunkards. I should be on 10%.
Peggy: As interestin' as this conversation is, we have a bit of a problem [act]points[/act]
[act]They're standing at a fork in the cave tunnel[/act]
Charity: I though' we were getting out of here, Dan! Wha's the compass say?
Dan: [act]getting out compass from previous quest, consulting[/act] Uh hu...uh hu...[act]turns[/act] I see...
Bill: Ye see wha'?!
Dan: [act]throws compass to Bill[/act] Th' compass needle says we're goin' around in circles.
[act]all peer at it over Bill's shoulder. The needle is spinning madly around in circles[/act]
Bill: [act]stares at it[/act]...there mus' be somethin' magnetic in these here cave wall rocks.
Charity: [act]sighs, closes eyes, and spins around in a circle holding a hand out. When she stops, she's pointing down one of the tunnels[/act] That way.
[act]as they step into the tunnel, a massive ROAR is heard from that direction[/act]
[act]the team draws their swords, knives and sunglasses, and continue down the tunnel[/act]
*turning a corner, the black team are suddenly bathed in sunlight, wind whipping up sand around them*
Bill: wat the...?
DD: *consults map* I have no idea where we are, 'cept its gotta be on the coast we were headin' for.
Minnie: *re-sheaths sword* Then wat in th' name o' lud was that roaring sound?!
*all pause as a hug gust of wind hits against them, the wind whooshing into the cave and producing a ROAR*
Minnie: *slightly sheepish* Oh well that explains it.
Charity: *rubbing stomach* I'm hungry. Can we eat yet?
Peggy: Do ye want th' treasure or not?!
Charity: Treasure? Where? *starts searching the immediate vicinity - Peggy rolls eyes*
Peggy: Ye are a bloomin' numbskull, yeh no that?
Charity *grumbles inaudibly - suddenly stumbles over something glinting in the sand within the mouth of the cave* Oy, wat's this?!
*all group around her*
Bill: looks to me to be some sort o' token, tis gold afterall. Maybe it's the token we got t' find!
Minnie: I think yer right, Bill. Give it t' me for safekeeping. We'll have to somehow get conformation that it's the right thing...
Bill: *walks over to DD who is scanning the map and peering at the compass* So where to now?
DD: Ah well... I think we should go north from here *looks in that direction* Yes that looks about right. Wat yeh think, Capt'n?
Minnie: *coming over* Looks bout right, but we should wait to decipher the meaning of this token, so we know where the treasure is. We'll stay here the night - tis goin' to be a prettiful night with the moon linin' up..
Charity: *still grumbling* No one's even mentioned gettin' some grub...
Bill: Well, who brought the snacks?
Charity: Snacks... mmm... tater snacks?
Bill: Well i suppose we could have taters if anyone brought some. Did anyone bring some???
Charity: Of course. A pirate can never be too prepared... [act]removes potatoes from teh sack[/act] Who's on fire duty... i need a fire... how else am i suppose to cook...
DD: I will, to prevent you from eating them raw...
Charity: Thanks... where's my peeler... where's my peeler???
Minnie: Ah- settle down Charity. I think it's in the sack...
Peggy: It's in the sack.
Charity: [act]throwing potatoes back in her satchel[/act] Cant eat now...
Peggy: That comin from you?
Minnie: Yer right! We must be heading for Dead Man's reef before time runs out.
Charity: [act]mumbling in background[/act]....wonder if its really a reef....or if its made of dead men....tricky them maps are.
Dan: Well, we already know which direction we be going in...a we ready to go?
Bill: [act]putting on sunnies[/act] Aye!
Minnie: To th' coast....ah, which way be to th' coast?
Dan: Hmmm..... north!
Minnie: North to th' reef!
[act]the team trek north...or do they???[/act]
Bill: The sun is rather glarey... it hurts my eyes...
Minnie; How do you reckon the rest of us are going... you have sunglasses...
Bill: Oh, right... I can't tell if we are still travelling north or not...
DD: I can't read the compass... but id assume we're going roughly north... perhaps north-east... or even north-north-east... its hard to tell. I cant really get my barings in this blinding light... and the reflection from the compass is proving difficult to read... as i already stated.
Charity: Well we will just keep on walking and hope a cloud comes soon to enable us to see anything... [act]looks up to the sky[/act]
Bill: [act]also looking at the sky[/act] From the looks of things, i dont know if relying on a cloud would be the best strategy
Peggy: Dan, can't you just put your hand in the way of the sun?
DD: [act]sheepishly[/act] Oh, i hadn't thought of doing that...
[act]the team halt as DD consults the compass[/act]
DD: Well i was pretty close... we are going roughly north, even if we can barely see at all... and we're on this path, so we may as well stick on it til we come to another path... or at least just until we have to go cross country if necessary. I don't recommend walking off the path for he time being... even if we are going more North-east than north... we can rectify that sooner or later.
Bill: Ok. Onwards.
*some time later...*
DD: *wipes arm across forehead* Lud, its gettin' warm!
Charity: *skipping along* Don't know what ye talkin' about.
Bill: Yer lookin' awfuly cool there, Charity.
Charity: *opens top shirt* Just these ice packs I got against me skin...
Peggy: Oy, yeh selfish git, hand one over, I'm stinkin' hot here!
Charity: No! Get yer own!
*as an impeding fight threatens to break out, the galliant captain steps in*
Minnie: Cut it out, you lot. Ignore the heat - focus on all the nice cold rum ye can buy with the treasure we're gonna find... *comfortable silence falls as all imagine dreamily*
Charity: *butting in on the imagining after barely a moment* But i like my rum warm.
Bill: Argh, ye had to go and spoil my thoughts, didn't yeh? Just started to remember the cool, refreshing taste of rum on me lips...
Peggy: *hands over ears, groaning* Ahh, stop it, tis too much!
Minnie: Pull your self together, men! We're pirates, not ditherin' mice! About face and march to the treasure!
You reach the coast as the tide is going out. You better search the revealed ship wreaks quickly to find the one on the coin. Once you have found the ship, grab one of the treasure chests there and return to shore. The team who has completed this challenge creatively with good team and pirate work and in the time frames given will be the winners. The other team will all be nominated for being set adrift!
Minnie: [act]holding coin up at arms length, comparing it to the shipwrecks in the distance[/act] Righ' so - th' ship should be easy enough t' find - has a lot of gold stuff around it, an' instead of wood - it appears to be made of chocolate...
Dan: Really? :D Wow, amazin' that it's lasted this long under water--
Charity: Uh...Cap'n, I don' think the ship is actually made of chocolate...
Minnie: |:( [act]putting wrapper back on the coin[/act] Er...righ' ye are, Charity. Um...here, Dan-the-Navigator [act]hands coin to Dan, who starts to unwrap it[/act] - see wha' ye can get from it.
Dan: [act]sniffs it[/act] Smells like it's about 75% cocoa--
Minnie: ...from the compass, not the chocolate.
Bill: Maybe the treasure is more chocolate coins :D ?
Peg-leg: Speculation gets us no-where - let's start searching already before the tide comes back in!
Dan: Righ'! [act]opens compass[/act] There should be an easy way to do this!
Peg-leg: Good! Which way be that, Dan?
Dan: ...[act]looks up from compass at all 4 expectant faces[/act] I don't know the way, I jus' said there should be an easy way...
Charity: [act]takes coin and squints at it[/act] It looks like th' figurehead be a clam, from this wee picture. Let's look for tha'.
[act]the Black team trundle onward into the shipwrecks, searching for the clam-ish figurehead[/act]
[act]The Crew walk among the ship graveyard looking in awe at the array of sunken ships[/act]
Bill: How many wrecks are here do ye think?
Mnnie: Too many to count.
Charity: We wont be needin' any treasure...if we sell parts of these ships as spares...we would be rich anyways. I could buy meself one of the seven seas....
Dan: The tide would come back in before you got anythin of worth of the ships.
Charity: Well, at least we have a plan B if we dont get the treasure.
Peggy: I cant see a clam shell yet.... are ye sure thats what it is?
Charity: [act]Studying coin[/act] Yeah, i be sure as can be...i think. [act]eye twitch[/act]
Bill: Sure your sure?
Charity: Absolutely...its either a clam or a duck...an i hate ducks...so its a clam :D
Peggy: :| Thats logic for ya...
Minnie: Wait...I think I see it!
[act]The crew follow Minnie to a ship that has a clam on the front of it[/act]
Charity: Looks th' same....I think it might be it.
Dan: Ok...so lets get aboard and find th' treasure chest.
Bill: [act]pointing at a hole in the bow[/act] I think we can get in here.
Peggy: Ye think its safe?
Minnie: I hope so.
[act]The crew scramble into the ruins of the ship in search of a treasure chest[/act]
Charity: I think I found it!
Dan: [act]coming over to where Charity is standing[/act] Really?
Charity: Yeah...look :D
Dan: Wait....thats an old barrel o' rum.
Charity: Isnt that what we be after?
Dan: No, we be wanting a treasure chest...of gold prefferably.
Charity: Oh :-/
Minnie: Over here!
[act]The crew rush over to where the captain has pulled a sail off a chest[/act]
Bill: So do we take that one?
Peggy: Its been the only one we found....I gues this must be it.
Minnie: So now all we have to do is carry it out of here.
Dan: We better hurry then...