Marie101 Wraith of the Pirate King Arc 2: Hartugal
March 11, 1815
Episode 5: Quick thinking! Into the streets of Alcântara
Anthony was already up ready to do some work in Alcântara, this isn't going to be easy since this place had a lot of security measures. Yet with a little help they can get through this place together, finally reaching the spot where Ermenegildo Haresjumper was they can get right down to business out here. This place has complicated stuff out here so Anthony better list to Ermenegildo Haresjumper well, he knows this place like the back of his hand since he was born here. However there wasn't enough time for sight seeing they need to get started, and Ermenegildo really wanted to get this place cleaned up well.
|Well it's good to see you've made it out here for your going to be working, this place has a lever system that requires you to solve puzzles before pulling the lever. It isn't easy but we made this to keep pirates out here greatly, yet it seems like they have opened them and are hiding in the towers that have each lever code my friend. Your going to have to enter those towers to defeat them, however to do that you need a jeweled key for each of the towers. The thing is that we don't know which key opens which towers since they have the same gem, but they do have color markings like black, silver and gold my friend. Yet we wont be getting them until we fight some baddies first hand, well I'm going to tell you now your not going to find it on one group of them. There is about three groups of baddies in each section, meaning your going to have to get your hands a bitt dirty in battles. Oh be careful majority of the baddies here are swashbucklers so make sure you have your brigade, trust me getting injured against these guys will be your downfall. I suggest you get start on fighting the enemies down the street from here, it will allow you to fight them all to find the key. Once we've cleared all the levers we'll be able to face Oscar Wright at last, but don't think he's easy for one second this guy is nothing to sneeze at one bit. But I think you better start on those baddies first, besides we need the key to the first tower.| Nodding Anthony went off to fight some people.
This wasn't going to be easy at all for him right now, fighting one group of monster is easy but fighting three makes things a bit tougher. He finally reached the spot where the group of pirates were at the time, knowing that most were swashbucklers he had to be very careful about their armor piercing. Yet with his little group they surely could get things done easily...they hoped. After a good twenty five minutes he finally got a key from one of the pirates here, it looked like the black key that Ermenegildo spoke of. He didn't know what order the keys went to so he went back to Ermenegildo to give it to, once he gave it to him Ermenegildo examined it to see if it was the first key.
|Hmm I see that this the first key that you gotten me here, however I don't know that it will open the first tower Anthony. Yet it wouldn't hurt to give it a try besides we don't know the order they go in, however don't just think your going to get the answers to the puzzle for the first section without a fight. Trust me they wont be giving you those clues very easily, however what do you expect from a pirate other than to fight. They wont take kindly to someone trying to get in, once you defeat them the puzzle should appear somewhere in the building in front of you. Once you comeback here go to the lever that separate section one from section two, but I must remind you that in order to open it the puzzle must be put in complete order. Just don't go pressing buttons thinking that it's going to open easily, we created the system that only the correct combination works. So just put in the right combination and your be ok going into the next place, yet you want to talk to me before you do the fighting in the next section. Well you better get going your not going to get the combination by standing here, don't worry I'll make sure that not one will give you a tough time as you get there.| Anthony nodded slowly as he listened to his instructions.
The first tower wasn't far from here so he wont be walking that much, but that doesn't mean the battles wont be so nice to him. Pirates will give you an tough time even if your in the first world, but you do what you have to when your a young marine. Once he reached the tower he breath slowly to get himself ready, going inside he noticed that they were already set for him. This for a young marine is something your enemy wouldn't have did that moment, however he better get used to it and start fighting these guys. He needs that combination and they wont be giving it to him easily, after a good twenty minutes he defeated them with a few cuts here and there. The combination came in the room quickly so he got a piece of paper to write it down, hey marines carry everything they need on missions. Once he got out the building he went straight for the lever, putting in the combination in the correct order he pulled the lever and the section opened for them. Now that this place is cleared they can get to the second section, yet the second one is going to be a bit harder than the firs one. Ermenegildo stood right besides him ready to give the next set of instructions for him to follow, there are baddies out here but only one group is carrying the key.
|Well done you've cleared the first section greatly however it gets tough now, there are about four groups of pirates out here so there will be some work. Only one person in the groups has the key buddy so your going to do some fighting, it's going to get a bit rough but I know that a young marine like you can handle it. Once you get the key you will be able to get to the next tower, yet like always you have to be careful out here with the sneak attacks. I see them not far from here so your going to have to work quickly, I don't want to boss to be on to us right now. I'll make things short this time so we can get the key, don't worry nobodies going to hurt you while I keep watch.| Anthony set off to find the second key.
The second section was a bit bigger than the first so it's easy to get lost, however once he saw the baddies he knew that it was mostly swashbucklers. This gotten a lot harder since these guys have high attack power, yet there was not time for him to waste just thinking. Going to each group he was going to get a good bit of scratches, so he better get started righting if he wants that key. After a good thirty minutes he finally got the key from them, from the looks this might be the silver key he was after this time around. Now that he has the key it's time to head back to Ermenegildo, the second section has a puzzle as well but it's a bit harder than the last one. Ermenegildo saw Anthony with the silver key in his hand, now with the silver key they can head to the next tower. But like always Anthony has to listen to Ermenegildo, this sections lever had a much difficult puzzle to solve.
|Great you've got the key now we can go to the next tower down the street, yet be careful like always they wont be parting with the puzzle combination easily. Expect to get roughed up a bit since the swashbucklers are their too, yet young marines have some prep in your step so your going to do good. Once you defeat them come back to the lever your going to have your work cut for you this time, there are about eight panels on this puzzle so write that combination down as soon as you see it. Remember you have to put this in the correct order to make the lever open the gate, oh with the second section comes there is also a trick with this one. You see thee is a tiny lever in front of the panels as you see right there quietly. You have to pull that lever down first to put in the first four, then you must pull it up to put in the last four of the puzzle combination. We created this specifically to confuse people and keeping them out of here, I must admit it did pretty well before those pirates caused us trouble. Yet once we get passed this the hardest one shall be waiting for us, however we wont be doing anything if your just standing there. Go get the puzzle from those goons and come back safely, don't worry I'll make sure nobody harms you.| Nodding Anthony left to get that combination.
Although he wishes that they didn't have these sections he had to do it, this place was quite difficult yet you have your reasons to keep pirates out. Once he reached the place the tower look somewhat safe to enter without trouble, but the lessons from his instructor always say when you sense that you know theirs trouble. Going inside they were pirates guarding the puzzle combination, from the looks of them they were a mix of musketeers and buccaneers. This wasn't going to be easy for him and his school one bit, with the buccaneers this was going to be one long battle he knew it. After a good thirty minutes he final defeated them all, writing the puzzle down he quickly went back to the lever. Pulling the small lever he put in the first part of the combination, the letting it up he put in the last part of it. Pulling the big lever the door opened going to the third and final section, luckily they wont have to do any fighting out here at all. You see Ermenegildo's good buddy was able to keep the gold key safe, he came out and gave it to him when he saw the marine coming. Now this this over he can use the last lever here to get to Oscar Wright, yet doing this is going to be a bit tricky indeed.
|Now that we have the key we can go to the last tower. be careful they will not do anything you say nicely. Once you defeat them write down the combination so you can use it greatly, there are sixteen panels on here so it's going to be a lot harder now. Remember the small lever it's back along with three others, the big lever is in the middle of them. Pull them from last to first as you put in the puzzle, don't forget to let it down to put in the next one. Once you open the section Oscar Wright will be your only worry then, yet be careful about him he'll do anything to win so you better come prepared. Focus on his men first to make the battle a bit easier for you, once his men are gone his tricks wont work very well for him. Yet focus on the last tower first we don't want to rush things now, when you defeat the pirates put the combination in and go straight to Oscar Wright, don't worry I'll make sure no one tries to give you any grief.| Anthony scurried off to the last tower quickly.
The tower wasn't far so at least he doesn't have to walk a lot, reaching the place it seems like no one was there at the time. Yet when he went inside he nearly go bombarded by musket fire, luckily he moved right out the way before he could get hit by them. It seems like they will be hard as well so he needs to get started, after a good twenty nine minutes he finally defeated them all and got the combination. Writing it down he went to the lever and did the correct order of the puzzle, pulling the large lever the section opened to where Oscar Wright was. Going to his place he snuck inside to see where he was at the time, luckily he dodge him before he could get hit by his attack. Oscar Wright didn't take to kindly to Anthony finding him out here this fast, with his mean he was pretty formidable to deal with. Yet with a little elbow grease they will be able to get past them all, after a good thirty minutes Oscar Wright was finally defeated at last. This place can have some peace knowing that he's gone, Anthony looked a bit worse for wear with all of those scratches on him. Ermenegildo was happy now that Oscar wont do any more damage to them out here, but I do know that Peter Slash wont be pleased one bit about this.
|Thanks for all of your help out here in this place, the guards will now keep this place heavily locked so no pirates get inside the place. Now with this place cleaned up we can finally deal with this Peter Slash person, I know that he will not be pleased about this little thing we've done. Yet he will probably be trying to find the girl he lost, oh you didn't here the girl got away from him and is looking for you guys. I think she is with my relatives that live a few blocks down from my street, I'll tell your higher ups about this so they can send her out of this place fast. When he does find out he wont be happy with any of us very soon, but as long as you drive him out we'll be happy. I think one of your higher ranks is in the street of Mouraria, however I wont send you there just yet you need to heal up. There is a rest area out here where you can sleep for the night, tomorrow you will be able to help her out in that place...oh and thanks again for helping out clear this place up.| Thanking him for his kindness Anthony was finally able to rest after a long days work.
Patrick closed the book on a long chapter as he went to bed, what will happen to Anthony is yet to be seen...perhaps the fog will clear allowing us to see more.