The Adventures of the Silver Fox: Episode 4

26 Apr


Yo, Ho, all hands
Hoist The Colours high
Heave, Ho, Thieves and Beggers
Never shall we Die!

I am going to tell you a story.

A story of two pirate families who sailed the seas for hundreds of years.

One family was run by a woman of Ascalon, a woman who had left just prior to the Searing. She sailed with a buccaneer crew from Lion’s Arch and sailed south ’til she and her crew reached Elona. There, she gathered more faithful crew and managed to become a thorn in the side of those wanting to undermine Kourna. She endeared herself to the Sun Spears, and by her actions became a devoted and trusted ally to those who would attempt to defend Elona.

The second family was also made up of a crew from Ascalon, but this family left shortly after the Searing. They made berth in Lion’s Arch, and attacked any who would attempt to storm the shores of Claw Island. While they weren’t official navy of Lion’s Arch (though, the Arch was always made up of pirates), they were given a wide range of freedoms.

As the years past, these two pirate crews ran into each other, often helping each other. The ships known as the Red Rose and the Barrow’s Revenge, began to sail together. They became the scourge of the high seas. The Rose was always captained by a woman, while the Revenge was always captained by a man. Throughout their adventures, and the adventures of their subsequent descendents, they took on all manner of crew. Asuran, Norn, Human and even Charr. Because of this, the Rose became a friend to the Spirit of Wolf, and the Revenge became a trusted ally of the Iron Legion.

Finally, after more than two centuries of plunder, pillaging and sea borne battles, the captains of the Rose and the Revenge did finally reitre. It was time to move on and give their respective ships to new families. These two captains had fallen in love. They eventually married and began a family. And with their riches acquired through the centuries, they took enough to set themselves up as respectable nobles.

To this day, it is believed that both came from merchant sailing families, gaining their wealth in a respectable manner. No one knew that the children were trained in the art of sword play, deception, and even history. For to know history is the best way to craft a deception.

You may think that I speak of a pair of nobles who became enthralled with Krytan politics and began to gain more wealth thanks to their connections and their past and even their wealth. But you’d be wrong. This is a family who recognized the deception within the Ministry, and who set about a plan to bring it all down.

This is the story of my family.

We’re beggars and blighters and ne’er do-well cads,
Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho.
Aye, but we’re loved by our mommies and dads,
Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho.
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me.

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Posted by on April 26, 2015 in Writing


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