mostattitude: (alright!)
Raphael ([personal profile] mostattitude) wrote in [community profile] high_seas2014-04-04 11:04 pm

[Log || 004] Empieza and Aeolipile

Who: Hazardous Materials
Where: Isla Empieza first, then sailing to Aeolipile Isle!
When: 4/1 - 4/28
What: Picking up new crew members and recovering from the Navy battle! Plus shenanigans.
Warnings: DRAGON!!! But no, nothing really. Probably.
Style: Any!
Status: Open if you're on Isla Empieza and want to hang out!


This is our April log of awesomeness! Date your threads accordingly and probably include a location. This is the plan for now:

4/1-4/10: Hanging around IE, grabbing Cynthia, STUFF.
4/11-4/15: Sailing to Aeolipile!
4/16-4/28: Aeolipile craziness.

HAVE AT!
summing_it_up: (Hiccup: Slight eye-roll)

4/13

[personal profile] summing_it_up 2014-04-13 08:08 am (UTC)(link)
[Sometimes he wonders why he follows orders. Given that Gan is their new captain, it's only obvious to go along with it. But Gaius? Maybe age plays an important factor here. Either which way, Hiccup finds himself climbing up the rigging and somehow making it to the crow's nest to get to the thief.

After what seems like an hour, thin hands cling to the outer rail of the nest, followed by reddish-brown tuft of hair. The boy pulls himself up far enough so that he's dangling, taking a breath before saying:
]

Well. You called me up here.
willwork4sugar: (...you don't say)

[personal profile] willwork4sugar 2014-04-13 08:10 am (UTC)(link)
[Gaius folds up his spyglass with a crisp snap, glancing over at the Viking boy with a grin.]

Heya, glad you made it.

[He tucks the spyglass before pointing back down towards deck.]

Okay, so I'm thinking we should probably get you better acquainted with a weapon. You know, just in case we're in a fix like the whole Navy thing. We're gonna have to go back down for that, of course.
summing_it_up: (Hiccup: /puffs cheeks)

[personal profile] summing_it_up 2014-04-13 08:18 am (UTC)(link)
[At this, Hiccup makes a face.

And he was feeling pretty proud of himself, too.
]

You mean I climbed all the way up here just to go back down again???
willwork4sugar: (heh)

[personal profile] willwork4sugar 2014-04-13 08:20 am (UTC)(link)
Think of it as a warm-up. And just be glad that Sully's not here, otherwise she'd probably tell you to do this on top of fifty laps around the ship.
summing_it_up: (Hiccup: Slight eye-roll)

[personal profile] summing_it_up 2014-04-13 08:39 am (UTC)(link)
[Sigh sigh SIGH.]

I'll appreciate that fact once I get back onto the deck.

[Hiccup then lowers himself from the rail, trying to find his footing on the ropes. It's harder with one foot, man.]
willwork4sugar: (Default)

[personal profile] willwork4sugar 2014-04-13 08:46 am (UTC)(link)
[He watches as the kid begins the descent down, giving him a few feet to start before he'll hop over the edge of the crow's nest and make his way down as well.]
summing_it_up: (Hiccup: That doesn't look good)

[personal profile] summing_it_up 2014-04-13 10:48 pm (UTC)(link)
[He could work on timing. It isn't bad, but it isn't that great.

The other thing he needs to work on is remembering how wide the ropes are in comparison to his prosthetic.




Near the bottom of the rigging, the boy hangs upside-down, clearly not amused at his current state.]
willwork4sugar: (heh)

[personal profile] willwork4sugar 2014-04-13 11:34 pm (UTC)(link)
[Gaius hops down the opposite side before coming around. He looks at the dangling kid before offering a hand.]

You can probably learn to do that just using one leg and upper arm strength. ...maybe.
summing_it_up: (Hiccup: Slight eye-roll)

[personal profile] summing_it_up 2014-04-14 07:11 am (UTC)(link)
[Hiccup rolls his eyes.]

Oh, now you tell me.

[He actually just got that now, too. The hand is taken as he grabs onto the rigging with a free hand, untangling his prosthetic leg first. Having the handhold helps him regain his balance and upright position.]
willwork4sugar: (Default)

[personal profile] willwork4sugar 2014-04-14 07:30 am (UTC)(link)
Figured you'd sort that out, but I just thought I'd mention.

[He waits until Hiccup's gotten himself down before he starts towards the stern of the ship. He pauses by a couple of barrels to pick up a bundle that he'd set there earlier, tucking it beneath an arm as they go.]
summing_it_up: (Hiccup: Awesome yes?)

[personal profile] summing_it_up 2014-04-15 05:13 am (UTC)(link)
[He's been around Gaius long enough to understand how he works. Sort of. It's not that difficult to read; the guy's just so laid back. Maybe that was preferable, considering how chaotic the rest of the crew could be at times.

Curiosity strikes as the thief acquires that bundle, of course.
]

That's a pretty big bundle for one weapon, don'tcha think?
willwork4sugar: (...you don't say)

[personal profile] willwork4sugar 2014-04-15 05:21 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I agree. But it's not only one weapon-

[With a brief grin, he uncovers the pair of swords once they've reached a suitable spot on the deck. He holds one in either hand, testing the weight against each other before he holds one of them out to Hiccup.]

Here, try this one.
summing_it_up: (Hiccup: That doesn't look good)

[personal profile] summing_it_up 2014-04-15 07:40 am (UTC)(link)
Should've known.

[The sword's hilt feels very different from the swords he's use to sharpening and repairing. He's almost surprised he can lift it without too much effort. Then again, it's nothing like a broadsword.]

Not bad in the weight department. [He turns it over, gripping the hilt to trace a line in the air.] It's really light.
willwork4sugar: (Default)

[personal profile] willwork4sugar 2014-04-15 07:50 am (UTC)(link)
It's a bronze sword, and that's about as light as they get, back home. You can work your way up to iron.

[He hefts the other one, tossing its scabbard aside with the cloth that had covered it.]

So, got any experience with 'em?
summing_it_up: (Hiccup: Slight eye-roll)

[personal profile] summing_it_up 2014-04-16 12:12 am (UTC)(link)
[He brings the sword up again, fingers lightly following the flat of the weapon.]

Bronze. No wonder I haven't seen anything like this...

I have experience sharpening them, sure. The only thing I've used so far is a dagger. Obviously that isn't anywhere near an actual sword.
willwork4sugar: (aw crud)

[personal profile] willwork4sugar 2014-04-16 12:15 am (UTC)(link)
Iiiit's got a point? Although I can see we're probably going to have to start from the bottom, then.

Please tell me you at least know how to hold one.
summing_it_up: (Hiccup: Awesome yes?)

[personal profile] summing_it_up 2014-04-16 12:23 am (UTC)(link)
Pft, of course I know how to hold one!

[Hiccup holds it...one way. Oh, nope, he switches hands. And fixes the angle.

See? He can do it.
]
willwork4sugar: (Buh?)

[personal profile] willwork4sugar 2014-04-16 12:26 am (UTC)(link)
[Trying not to wince over here.]

....now I'm really glad I didn't sharpen that thing first. You'd probably hack off your own leg.

Here.

[He steps over to make a few adjustments to that grip there. You're left-handed, right? Okay then, maybe a little this way...]
summing_it_up: (Hiccup: I'm trying? No?)

[personal profile] summing_it_up 2014-04-16 12:34 am (UTC)(link)
–It wasn't that bad!

[But now being posed like a ball-joint doll into the right form. Yes, left-handed, that's how it works. It feels more comfortable.]
willwork4sugar: (Default)

[personal profile] willwork4sugar 2014-04-16 12:36 am (UTC)(link)
[Gaius steps back.]

Okay, that looks better. But how's it feel to you? That's the important part. If you feel pretty good where you are, then let's see a couple of practice swings.
summing_it_up: (Hiccup: Messier hair than usual)

[personal profile] summing_it_up 2014-04-16 12:55 am (UTC)(link)
[The Viking tilts his head, scrunching his nose as he fixes some of the rigidness in his form. A weak swing, another shift in foot placement.]

That feels a little better.

[Another shift. Shoulders tighten and slump slightly, but the next swing looks more natural.]
willwork4sugar: (.....)

[personal profile] willwork4sugar 2014-04-16 01:03 am (UTC)(link)
There you go. Try to relax a little more. If it might be easier for you, you can use both hands and work up to just using one. Slicing at air's one thing, but if you're fending off someone else's weapon, you need a good grip.

[He brought up the iron blade he held, nodding for Hiccup to give a swing, which he'd block.]
summing_it_up: (Hiccup: Too Occupied Didn't Read)

[personal profile] summing_it_up 2014-04-16 05:01 am (UTC)(link)
Okay. Okay, relaxing. [He bounces in place, readjusting the grip he has on the sword.] Here we go.

[A pause. With all of his Hiccup might, he swings, bronze sword bouncing off of the iron one like rubber. He gets to feel the impact running through his arms.

Of course, Gaius may not have felt very much on his end. Excuse the boy as he recoils and makes a face.
]
willwork4sugar: (I'm really just zoning out)

[personal profile] willwork4sugar 2014-04-16 05:04 am (UTC)(link)
....

If you go falling back that far by hitting a stationary weapon, I'd hate to see where you end up if you hit a moving one.
summing_it_up: (Hiccup: I'm trying? No?)

[personal profile] summing_it_up 2014-04-16 05:15 am (UTC)(link)
[Finally getting his jaw to rework itself.]

Iiit'd probably hurt just as much. Maybe even worse. But I can do this! I think!

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