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Haz's Buccaneers [Exposition]

OOCMy own little exposition of Grot's summer and the start of fall for him ^_^ ENJOY :D

The announcement by the thane in early summer regarding what was to be done about the pirate's grip on the jewel of the red isles had caused no shortage of tension. The thane's proclamation had not been met with as much cheering and joy as Drakon might have hoped; in fact within hours of his decree one particularly ornery giant had seen fit to respond by hurling chunks of masonry at the Thane's palace covered in both crude messages and loyal followers of the Secyclion's new lord. This act of sheer audacity, cruelty and violence sparked the thane to make a new announcement the very next day, placing upon the giant in questions head a 10,000 crown reward for his severed head and a 50,000 crown reward to any who could bring the foul beast in for trial. So sparked the gold rush from Secyclion's finest and foolish all eager to track down the alabaster monster known as 'The white giant Grot' and claim the mountain of gold for themselves. The giant for his part had eluded or killed all comers during the summer months, many of these attempts to claim the bounty became song or story fodder for the town's bards, while others were over so quickly and involved those so forgettable as to never be mentioned again.

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Early Tempris, after the eclipse in year XVII since the Aether-fracture

Nowadays this wasn't an unfamiliar scene in the back streets of Neos Megalis. Bounty hunters and opportunists had been attacking Grot all summer, ever since the thane had placed a bounty on him. Stupid thinlings, they just never learned! How could they possibly hope to down a superior being such as himself? Why did they think that being full of bravado somehow made up for showing up with rusty daggers, blunt cutlasses and a complete lack of skill? Poor peasants, greedy pirates, zeal filled members of the thanes new militia or just random tourists who saw the poster and thought they'd take a chance.....all had come at the giant, and all had met a similar fate. Currently Grot stood over the wrecked remains of a narrow Secyclionian street, blood dripping off Stumpy's well worn wooden surface and pooled beneath the bodies of the dead. Some lives had ended mercifully quickly, having been extinguished in an instant as Stumpy pounded they flat into the cobble stone surface of the street....or as in one poor bastards case, being left still stuck against the partially collapsed wall he's been driven into. Other's hadn't been so lucky, like the poor pirate had just finished dropping onto the wrought-iron spikes decorating the top of that very same wall, the man's body still spasming as his blood and guts leaked out while the giant spun him around once for amusement. Same could be said for the unfortunate would be bounty hunters still moaning and groaning on the ground, their bones smashed to pieces, most likely wouldn't survive the night even if they were taken to the healers soon.

This hadn't been the first time it had happened however, a fact attested to by the merry little tune the giant could hear drifting through the wind from a dirty little tavern just down the block. Grot smiled as he listened, he'd been at the Nexus the night Phillip O' Daltina had written the sea shanty in an effort to appease the towering giant after the inebriated little runt had made a crude reference to the giant's mother.....it had worked, and Grot loved it. What he hadn't expected is how quickly the tune had caught on with all the sailors and pirates in Secyclion. No matter where one went at night, if there was a bar, watering hole, tavern or just a few drunken sailors walking through the streets chances one could hear the tune echoing from the mouths of drunken revellers. Even now, from down the street the tune could be heard being bellowed out once again from inside a packed tavern.

It's been seventeen years since the aether-fractureTo the tune of Barrett's privateers originally written by Stan Rogers, parody written by Grot and Veleraen while at least ONE of them was drinking in chat, HOW I WISH I WAS AT SEA RIGHT NOW
A letter of challenge came from the thane,
To the scummiest pirates that sailed the main

Grot damned them all!
He was told they'd cruise the streets for Aelyrian gold
They'd crack some skulls, Own this town!
But now he's an angry giant on a Secyclion pier, the last of Haz's buccaneers

Thane Drakon cried round the town, HOW I WISH I WAS AT SEA RIGHT NOW
For twenty brave men patriots all who
Would make for him a militia true

Grot damned them all!
He was told they'd cruise the streets for Aelyrian gold
They'd crack some skulls, Own this town!
But now he's an angry giant on a Secyclion pier, the last of Haz's buccaneers

The giant's response was a sickening sight, HOW I WISH I WAS AT SEA RIGHT NOW
The stone flew high, blood smeared in hate
Till all that remained was an awful fate

Grot damned them all!
He was told they'd cruise the streets for Aelyrian gold
They'd crack some skulls, Own this town!
But now he's an angry giant on a Secyclion pier, the last of Haz's buccaneers

With the giant's return we set to flee, HOW I WISH I WAS AT SEA RIGHT NOW
We were 91 seconds from death that day
running like madmen all the way

Grot damned them all!
He was told they'd cruise the streets for Aelyrian gold
They'd crack some skulls, Own this town!
But now he's an angry giant on a Secyclion pier, the last of Haz's buccaneers

The very next day the thane hailed again, HOW I WISH I WAS AT SEA RIGHT NOW
With a bloody great bounty on the giant's head
A price so high he was sure to be dead

Grot damned them all!
He was told they'd cruise the streets for Aelyrian gold
They'd crack some skulls, Own this town!
But now he's an angry giant on a Secyclion pier, the last of Haz's buccaneers

The thane laid down all his gold, HOW I WISH I WAS AT SEA RIGHT NOW
But Grot played fast and loose in his ways
Tracking him down took till the end of days

Grot damned them all!
He was told they'd cruise the streets for Aelyrian gold
They'd crack some skulls, Own this town!
But now he's an angry giant on a Secyclion pier, the last of Haz's buccaneers

Then at length we stood in the giant's way, HOW I WISH I WAS AT SEA RIGHT NOW
Our rallying cry made an awful din
but with one fat swing the giant stove us in

Grot damned them all!
He was told they'd cruise the streets for Aelyrian gold
They'd crack some skulls, Own this town!
But now he's an angry giant on a Secyclion pier, the last of Haz's buccaneers

Grot roared and leapt to stomp them down, HOW I WISH I WAS AT SEA RIGHT NOW
The fools were smashed like a bowl of eggs
And that damned club shattered both me legs

Grot damned them all!
He was told they'd cruise the streets for Aelyrian gold
They'd crack some skulls, Own this town!
But now he's an angry giant on a Secyclion pier, the last of Haz's buccaneers

So here I lay with my knees bashed in, HOW I WISH I WAS AT SEA RIGHT NOW
Can't walk nor stand to shout in spite
I'd only arrived in port last night!

Grot damned them all!
He was told they'd cruise the streets for Aelyrian gold
They'd crack some skulls, Own this town!
But now he's an angry giant on a Secyclion pier, the last of Haz's Buccaneers



"Not bad at all" the alabaster titan chuckled to himself as the off pitch drinkers trailed off in the distance as their song came to a close. "Let's see how dat damn thane likes dis one" the giant chuckled as he wiped the remaining blood off his finger and onto the shirt of a now dead bounty hunter.


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Picture by the wonderful and talented Tercet

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One of the four beasts saying come and see and I saw/
And behold a white horse"
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