Volume 4 – Firemane Clan
Chapter #109 – Ride Of The Valkyries (3)[Styr’s POV]
“Superhero landing! Haha! It sure hurts like hell. Anyway! Daddy is home, bitches!”
*crack* *crack* *craeaeaeack*
The fore sail got broken then fell down in the water with a loud creaking sound.
“Oh! Thaaat was broken before I landed! Totally not my fault here!”
The man who landed on the ship like a bolt of lightning spoke to himself.
He is a tall man wearing a fur armor under a sleeveless robe that was fluttering with the wind, his arm was exposed and only covered in bracers, he was also wearing a hood but his head showed some long red strands of hair.
And he is very powerful!
The ship was still shaking up and down from his landing just now.
“Ge, get away!”
The crew men around the place where the man landed started shouted and crying in hysterical manner!
What is that?
He got to their heads this fas…
That’s an Aura!
He is an Aura Master?
The man looked at the crewmen collapsing around him with an astonished expressions!
“Hey! I am no monster! I am a good person! Here let me help you stand up.”
The man said so and approached one of the crewmen but to find him already fainted.
“Oh! How sad! To mistake me for a monster.” He made another self monolog. “I admit that I do kill sometimes… or maybe more than I should… Actually, I kill a lot! But point is, I don’t kill people. See! I only kill monsters!” He was walking while talking and the crewmen were retreating.
“Now, our dear little merry band of pirates! What the fuck are you doing in my turf?” The man looked at us and asked.
This crazy person! Where did he come from?
“Don’t be afraid, men! He is only using magic, don’t fear magic, he is only one man!” My old quartermaster saw the hesitation on my face and started rallying the men! I am thankful but I think I am still worried.
“Kill him before the others arrive!”
The men were finally getting their cool back but…
“Waaaaait!” The man raised his hands and shouted.
Everyone waited for some reason.
“You guys got me! I admit it! I was only using some Illusions!”
What? No that was an Aura, you are just not emitting it anymore.
I wanted to refute but the man kept talking.
“To think you guys can notice it on your own! Bravo! Amazing! Everyone, pat on the back, pat on the back *pat* *pat*. I salute you, guys!”
What is he doing?
“You guys are already outnumbering me like… a whole damn ship to one, but I will not fall easily and you know that! I can take a lot of you down before you manage to kill me.”
The man said that as his Aura started to rise steadily.
“But I have a better solution!” He said, “I will ask you guys a question, and if anyone of you answers correctly, I’ll surrender!”
What! Is he crazy?
He is playing dumb! I can tell.
“The question is, ‘Three words, Eight letters, you say them, and I surrender’!”
Is he, is he in the right mind?
What kind of dumb question is that?
We have over a hundred man, someone must have heard it…
He is smart!
He is asking us a question about literacy!
Most of the pirates here can’t even read or write!
They are already looking at each other and being overwhelmed by the man!
Some of them are even looking at me for an answer!
I know how to read and write but… but if I can’t answer such a simple question then my image, it will be tarnished!
I should answer!
No, I must to answer!
This is bad! How can he put us in such a situation with only words.
This guy is not an easy opponent!
“I know it!” One of our men shouted!
“Really? Let me hear it?”
Before he could answer I interrupted. “A hundred gold if you answered right!”
This was all I can offer! Hehe, men will do anything if I offered such a reward!
“Haha! Thank you, Captain! The answer is: I Got Gold!”
“Wrong!” The man said making an X with his arms.
Right, why would he surrender to that?
“I Got Food!”
“I Got Mead!”
“Another time perhaps!”
“It’s a trap!”
“Sigh! I wish.”
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It’s all wrong!
No matter what we said!
This guy sure is not going to ask an easy question!
How can this be?
I, Styr Bloodsail, was completely bested in smarts!
I am really asha…
“Jon! What are you doing?”
“Eh! Jull, you arrived? I was buying you time for you guys to arrive, why so late?”
How could he?
That’s not possible!
We didn’t see them arrive?
Not those who are on the lookout?
We, we were sneaked on by a ship?
It can’t be tr…
“You must be wondering how did this happen!”
The man who appears to be Jon Dare, the one who caused the Jarl of Winterhold, Korir, to rebel on us, he was talking to me.
“You noticed right? When I landed on the ship and your men went into hysteria!”
“How did this…?”
“Fufufu! I’ll tell you. The kind of Aura I am proficient in is a one that can affect minds! I simply can make you all go insane just by my presence. So if I can just steal your mind that way, I can easily steal you attention! You guys were abnormally focusing on the question I asked, right?”
Insane! This guy! Dangerous!
The clan needs to know!
They must dispatched the Blood Fleet! He is dangerous!
“Hehehe! Amazing, isn’t? I actually discovered this technique very lately. I call it ‘Taunt’! You sir has just been taunted!”
“Jon, are you finished? Let’s kill them!”
A girl on the other ship was shouting to Jon Dare! They totally outnumbered us now.
“Wait just a second, Jull! I still haven’t answered the question I asked them!”
What? He is waiting for that?
“Three Words! Eight Letters! They are…”
Imagine if someone using the ‘Unrelenting Force’ shout from the front of a ship aiming at everything on the deck!
Well, it is hard to describe what happened but the ship was disfigured in one go!
The sails fell and some of the pirates were in the sleeping with the fishes by now. The others were affected by the shout and my men just cut them down. The only survivors are the young captain and about seven of his men, they all became disabled from being directly hit by the Thu’um.
But I was completely focusing on something else.
“Wulfur! You old dog! Let me take a look at you!”
“Huh! Do I know you, sir?”
“Eh! It is me!”
“Haven’t met before!”
“Ongeim! Do I look strange?”
“You do? Who are you? I’ve mistaken you for the Boss!”
“G, Guys! It is me!”
“Have we met before?”
“It, it can’t be!”
“Friend! Maybe we’ve met somewhere so I am sure we will remember soon, your looks are hard to miss, haha! Anyway, have you seen the Boss? You landed on the ship after him right?”
No! They didn’t recognize me!
My appearance has changed!
It also seems that the guys from the Gunship arrived later than the Alexandria.
Even after the grand entrance!
It was all for nothing!
Maybe that’s a sign from the universe! The middle finger sign!
Anyway, I had to beat up Ongeim until he recognized me by my fist!
The same went for the rest!
“Wulfur! Your turn!”
“Jon! Please, haha! We were messing with you! It was Ongeim’s idea!”
“Fufufu! My brother just don’t mess with me and get away with it! Especially my brother! Fufufu!”
That Ongeim! Extra beating!
After a while of messing around, the reunion was complete and we moved to the Gunship!
“Gentleman! To the matter at hand!” I announced!
“But before we do that! How tall have you become?” Ongeim asked.
“That’s taller than this one!” Mahran said. He is a Cathy-Raht Khajiit, they are known to be more panther like than cat like.
“Can we get back to the matter in hand?”
“Yes, yes!” Wulfur said. “But before that, how did you do it?”
“It seems that the bloodline I hail from is ridiculously tall! To the matter at hand, what should we do with the prisoners?”
“It seems that the captain’s name is Styr Bloodsail, pretty troublesome if you ask me!” Ongeim said.
“I don’t like to leave loose ends!” I said.
“We can just take him as a prisoner!” Wulfur said.
“The Bloodsail Clan will come avenge him either way! He is the son of an Elder in that clan!” Trudvar said.
“How do you know about him?” I asked.
“Oh! Boss, I was the one dealing with the security and I also held the interrogations during the last few months!” He said.
“Aha! So you are the one who make them like this and like that…”
“As long as it is necessary, Boss!”
Damn! To think this baby face can do all that.
Along side me, there are Trudvar, Ongeim, and Wulfur standing in front of the prisoners. We were deciding what to do with them.
“Jon!” Jull popped out from somewhere.
“There is this girl! She wants to speak with you!”
“Who is she?”
“Well! That girl in red you send me to save, it seems she is the girl we met on Mount Anthor!”
“Eh! Crimson Something!”
“Sigh! Fine, bring her in!”