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A Pirate Tale.
A pirate storyline in a series of MOCs
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"I ask ye, Cap'n, whose idea was it to attack that vessel?" Lew inquired coldly.

"Arrr!! Belay that!" Captain Mark growled, "How was I supposed to know that the ship we attacked was part of a very well-guarded treasure fleet!?"

"We might have at least taken a look about before giving them a hearty broadside..." grumbled Bob.

"Shipmates, there be no need for quarreling. As soon as we step ashore on yonder island we'll get us a new boat and sail the seas once again!"

The Captain's talk calmed his disgruntled crew but then the first mate called out...

"Ahoy Captain!"

"Arrr! Forget it Preston! You know as well as I that we ran out of rum yesterday..."

"No, Captain, there is a ship on the port side but a half a mile away! I think she be one of the Spanish Galleons that gave us a rough reception a few days past."

They all sat in silence for a moment.

The stillness was broken when Captain Mark bellowed...

"Row for your lives, me hearties!! She's set her course straight for us!"

"That's a mighty hard thing to do when we only got one paddle Cap'n...!"

......



"Put your backs to it, lads! We may just escape the land-lubbers yet!"

What captain Mark said was true, the pirates' rowboat was drawing close to the shoreline. And none too soon, for a Spanish galleon surged along the coast, trying desperately to get in firing position! As the pirates sprang ashore, Preston the first mate roared
"Avast, ye swabs! Lively, now, to the jungle, before they can-" (KA-BOOOM)



The bow of the pirates' rowboat shot upwards as the stern splintered from the cannonball's impact.
A few of the crew were launched onto the beach when the rowboat was so unceremoniously landed.
The pirates, with many oaths, scrambled into the greenery as more cannon shot crashed through the palms.
Captain Mark stumbled through the underbrush.

"Arrr! The Spaniards will pay mightily for this brandish insult! By the powers, them scalawags will learn that crossing Mark of Tortuga means death!!"



After Mark of Tortuga and his crew escaped the clutches of the Spanish soldiers, the Spanish Captain addressed his first officer thus,
"Tal suerte horrible! The laggards have escaped us this time!-" The first officer interrupted "But not for long Signor! We can row ashore and finish the dogs off, si?"
"An excellent idea, Fernando! Have the men get the boats ready at once!"






And so the majority of the Spanish troops rowed to the island. Meanwhile, the pirates saw what the Spanish were up to.
Captain Mark called a 'war council'. "The Spanish will be comin' after us soon after that warm reception they gave us! But we'll chastise them for their churlish actions! Soon as they be enterin' this here clearing, we'll surround them from all sides at my signal."
"What be the signal, Cap'n?"
"A bullet to the first enemy head sighted!"
Captain Mark snarled.







The Spanish galleon rocked lazily to and fro some distance off shore, when the sentry saw the glimmer of armor on the beach.

"Carlos, look! El Capitan returns!"
"Si Pascal, I see him by his armor, I dearly hope he has blotted out the pestilence from these islands… ...But then again, he would not return if he hadn't."


Unfortunately for the Spanish, it was not their captain in the rowboat.



"Myar har har! This be the best plan ye ever hatched Cap'n!"
"Quiet mates! We wouldn't want to spoil the whole plot! Let me do the talkin'. I know a few words of their gibberish that will get us safely aboard."


As the rowboat approached, the soldier hailed.

"Hola, Señor Capitan! We are so glad to see you back safely!

With a wave of his hand, and keeping his face turned down, Captain Mark replied. "Si, si! We beat the scoundrels badly! Throw down the ladder, mi amigo, and I will tell you all about it!





The pirates had just swarmed aboard the vessel and were congratulating themselves on ousting the spaniards from their ship.

"Those Spanish will find it mighty tedious being marooned on that island! Har har har!" Bob laughed as he clambered down the hailyards.

"Indeed they will, Bob!" Captain Mark was busy inspecting the helm of his new prize.
"But I can hardly wait to see our compatriots' faces when we sail into Tortuga with the skull and crossbones over this mast head! Myar har har!"

"Ahoy Cap'n! "

"Arrr! What bad news do ye have now, Preston?! Can't you see we're reveling in our victory?!!"

"...It ain't bad news Cap'n!
I just found out that the hold of this here vessel is filled to the brim with gold and treasure! We're rich!"
..........


And so, the fortunes of Mark of Tortuga and his fearsome crew quickly changed from penniless fugitives to wealthy buccaneers,
ready and willing to sail the seven seas for even more treasure! The End.
For now...

Well, I hope you guys liked this little pirate story. Back to castle I go! ;)
Also check it out on Flickr!

Thanks for viewing and have a blessed day!



Comments

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  March 2, 2014
One of the most beautiful things I have ever seen made from bricks! A most excellent job, indeed! There is so much rich detail in each picture! Outstanding job! 5/5! :)
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  April 8, 2013
Fantastic. Love the bright and cheery colors. -LB Senior
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  March 30, 2013
This is amazing! My respects!
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  March 22, 2013
Wow! Your builds are just stunning! The water is absolutely fantastic! How much time do you have? :D Awesome!
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  March 20, 2013
The awesomeness... Its.. Its to much to bear!!! *goes blind* But seriously dude I could never do something so good great job!!!!
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  March 19, 2013
A nice looking ship and lush island but it's the water that really makes this build amazing to me. I like the textures and the grading of colours which look very like real waves.
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  March 18, 2013
Amazing work !!!!!
Mark Erickson
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Crystal Knight
  March 17, 2013
Absolutely Fabulous !>.....well done
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  March 17, 2013
Very cool loving the color scheme of the water and love the story too bro btw its so funny going to the LCC and hearing the tension [if you could even call it that] about us going to war lol! then coming back hear and everything being lax =)
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  March 17, 2013
As ever, a stunning set of builds. That last photo is a beauty too!
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  March 17, 2013
This is an incredible build! I really like the way you have done the water and the pictures, particularly the last one, all look incredible
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  March 17, 2013
Welcome back Mr Erickson! And with a fantastic and colorful MOC as usual! Love the story and the sunset-picture!
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  March 16, 2013
you seem well equipped for stories, great figs, lots of material for pirates, and castles, you build scenes with a lot of details and finesse, I love that you built a 2nd scene to have a quality set up, suggestion; the black tendrils don t look as good as tree parts, some narration between pics is better than blocks of writing [especially here] if you wrote the names in capital, it would be easier to follow, but, all in all, it s a very promising serie, you can get good hints from my experience looking at my Meedass serie, if sarcasm is your thing too, lol!
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  March 16, 2013
This is just amazing! The vignette is perfect and very well detailed. I love all the minifigs- excellent shots! The last picture was such a magnificent
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  March 16, 2013
Very nice! The landscaping is great.
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  March 16, 2013
Arrrr.... Spectacular creations and stories Mark! I am loving the Spanish Galleon, and the island fight is fantastic! The last picture is my favorite though, sailing into the sunset...can't wait for more Mark! Arrrr, beware the Mark of Tortuga! :D
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  March 16, 2013
Thanks folks! :D Much appreciated!
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  March 16, 2013
Excellent! The ship looks great, scaled nicely for the setting. Love the rock and tree work, too. Fun story!
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  March 16, 2013
Awesome! Your usual great trees and rockwork mixed up with some pirates and a fine ship!
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  March 16, 2013
This is great work! Very very nice water work and island work. Looks amazing and the ship is beyond words! Lots of fantastic building here, keep it up!
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  March 15, 2013
The boat looks a bit short, but otherwise a wonderful MOC.
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  March 15, 2013
I was wondering if this one would show up on MOCpages, and boy am I glad it did! Excellent detailing throughout; your vibrant foliage, water techniques, landscape, and sense of action really bring your MOCs to life. Brilliant!
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  March 15, 2013
Wonderfully done Mark! I enjoyed reading the story. :)
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  March 15, 2013
Har! Very nice, legolubber.
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  March 15, 2013
Great looking scene. I'm impressed by the level of detail.
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  March 15, 2013
Awesome, man!
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  March 15, 2013
WOW, I envy your supply of 1x1 transparent pieces, looks really good.
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  March 15, 2013
Wow! This is an awesome MOC! The level of detail is astounding! I really like how you used different colored pieces for the water to vary its color: it looks really good!
 
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