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CCCX Escaping from Africa
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Built for the CCCX. "Daring Escape" Category.
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Part 1
I sailed out from Genoa with a feeling I would have some adventure and excitement on my voyage to the Levant; little did I know the vessel in which I was traveling would be attacked and destroyed by a fleet of Moorish pirates! I would have most certainly have drowned like my poor companions, but I just managed to climb aboard some wreckage. I stood up and looked about to find out where I was... That was my big mistake. A pirate vessel that had obviously arrived too late to help its allies, came up to where I was floating, and then one of the crew yelled in their coarse language, "Aha! By the beard of Allah, we are too late to fight, but look! Here is a wealthy Frankish merchant judging by his fancy garments! We can secure a large ransom for his safe return!" The rest of the ruffians grunted their approval of this awful scheme. It was then that I wished I had not worn my best suitů

Part 2
After three days of sailing In the hands of the Moorish pirates, I arrived on the coast of what must be Africa, however, I didn't get a long look at the place for I was swiftly thrown into a small building with barred windows.
I immediately began thinking of a way to escape. So a few days later, at the time I expected my guard to enter, I placed myself next to the window and pressed my face against the bars. When the guard came in I exclaimed, "Who is that damsel there? She is very beautiful, and she passes here frequently."
The guard jumped to the window and looked out, As he did so, I slipped his dagger out of his sheath and hid it in my trousers, meanwhile I said, "Do you see her just going around the corner there? Ah! She is gone..." The guard stepped back and grunted, "I never get to see any beautiful damsels about in this wretched place!" He then lurched out of the room, but not without carefully locking the door behind him. Unfortunately for the pirates, I now had the means of unlocking that door...



Part 3
The lock to my cell door easily gave way, it being so old and little used. As soon as I stepped out into the street I realized my uncomfortable position, here I was stranded without a penny in a pirate-held town in deepest Africa. I figured the best way out of this scrape was to steal a boat and make for the sea, I found three small fishing boats and the pirate vessel that brought me here. I sneaked onto the pirate vessel and found that it was filled with provisions ready for departure, so I raised anchor and sailed boldly out of the bay just as the sun came over the horizon. I praised the saints for my good luck and set my course for home! I can't wait to see the look on my friends' faces when I sail into Genoa as the captain of a Moorish galley..."
The End

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Comments

 I like it 
  November 15, 2013
great job! love the minifigs! 5/5
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  December 12, 2012
the scenes are all excellent! medieval s not my thing, but, you re so good, your pieces have to be seen, the last scene is 'brilliant' the trick with the light, that looks awesome!
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  December 7, 2012
Thanks a bunch guys! :D
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  December 6, 2012
Inspiring work. Congratulations!
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  December 3, 2012
Excellent, the story made me smile. That boat is drop-dead gorgeous!
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  December 3, 2012
Wonderful work! The water looks great
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  December 3, 2012
The lighting in the last pic looks awesome and the Galley looks awesome
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  December 3, 2012
Yet another beautiful creation.
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  December 3, 2012
Wow, amazing! I love part 1 and the lights were very well done at part 3
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  December 2, 2012
Awesome story Mark! Loved it all!
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  December 2, 2012
brilliant, clean scenes!
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  December 2, 2012
The ships, story, and lighting are as usual awesome, but I really like the little bonus jail. Really great use of the angled one by ones on the floor, and profile bricks.
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  December 2, 2012
Extremely well done with all of these! Nice work, Mark! :)
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  December 2, 2012
Commented on this over on Eurobricks, but I'll say it again, I love it! Love the water and the prison! :D
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  December 2, 2012
I saw these on Flickr the other day. The MOCs look great and the story is interesting as well!
 
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