The EITC's guilds have arisen! They plan to rule the Caribbean Ocean, and take over the seas as we know it. Their head guild that they use to train their Black Guards was named the Co. Empire. They threaten the Caribbean, and even Richard and his crew!

Richard wants to stop this madness and the EITC. After a long day of plundering,

Richard and his first mate, Stormwalker, were just buying supplies on Padres. They went to buy a shirt for a crew member who's shirt had been ripped, when all of the sudden, an old crew member appeared, Billy Hullbatten! "Ah.... long tIme no see, Richard." Billy said. "Eh... yes. Uh.. heard of the new ' Ghost ' ships Lurking around? I bet they give good cargo." Richard asked. "Actually I don't plunder anymore..... I am an EITC soldier!" Billy replied. Richard and Stormwalker didn't quite believe him, until he showed them his EITC badge. They were shocked.


Storm attacked Billy. They dueled, ripping coats, smashing Tables, and even almost killing the Tailor. Storm jumped up on a box, and then Billy lunged to attack him. Storm dodged, making Billy slam right into the box, making other boxes fly all over the place! One even hit the tailor! "Out of my store NOW!' the tailor said. Storm came to say apologize to the tailor, right before being lunged at by billy. Storm dodged AGAIN, making Billy slam right into the tailor! Adoria ( The tailor ) summoned security to kick them out of the store! Richard then bought the shirt and went outside where Billy and Stormwalker were, only to find them dueling AGAIN. "Please stop!" Richard said. "Fine!" Stormwalker and Billy said. Billy wanted Richard to join the EITC. "Richard.... since you are a pirate, and I'm an EITC member, for us to be friends.... ill need you to join the EITC." Billy said. Richard saw this as a way to take down an EITC member. So he said yes! He whispered in storm's ear "We will trap him at kingshead, on my signal fire your bayonet at his guards.. ill take care of Billy." Stormwalker then said "Nasty EITC!" "Thank you very much!" said billy. They went to the flag shop and bought a Spanish flag, so they wouldn't be attacked by Pirates OR EITC ships. Because if they used Richard's Ship, they would be attacked by EITC. And if they took Billy's ship, they would be attacked by Pirates. So they got a Spanish flag and and took off to Kingshead. but Storm could NOT come. So storm RUSHED to the shop and bought a French flag and followed Billy's ship to Kingshead, Billy THOUGHT it was a french privateer trying to sink him just because he was wearing the Spanish flag. But it was NOT! It was a Pirate ready to take down an EITC member! Richard and Billy reached Kings and they asked Billy's Sergeant ( Ian ramjaw ) If Richard could join the EITC. He needed a few minutes to decide. Storm reached Kings and hid behind a hay stack. Billy and Ian had 8 EITC Guards. Then Richard signaled for storm to shoot a long range bayonet at a guard, so he did! "AEHH!!" yelped an EITC guard who just died. "What was that?" Asked Ian. Then Storm shot another. "BLEEHH!!" yelped another dead soldier. "There! A pirate, sir!" Billy said to Ian. Storm shot another. AHH!! yelped yet another dead soldier. "After him!" Yelled Ian. Then storm shot another and killed his FORTH guard! Then Richard stabbed a guard, killing him. "Wait, their teaming up!" Yelled Ian. "Pirate Insects!!!!!!!" Billy, as he lunged to attack Richard, but then missed slamming right into a hay stack. Covered in hay, he jumped out, he chased Richard, who climbed over the doors of kingshead, then jumping on top of the main gate. They then dueled. Storm took out ALL the guards, and then dueled Ian. Stormwalker did a fancy move with his sabre, but he was blocked by Ian's cutlass. Ian quickly defeated Storm, knocking Storm's blade out of his hand. "Surrender, Pirate!" Said Ian. Storm then pulled out his bayonet, and impaled it through Ian's Stomach! Meanwhile, Richard and billy were fighting. Richard pulled out a SHARP Cufflink and threw it at billy's lip. "AHH!!" yelled billy. I had a canker sore there!!!! Richard then swung his sword at billy, he ducked, however, his tall EITC Bicorne was hit and knocked into the water on the other side of the gate. Billy was MAD! "Ok, now..... I'm getting angry..." he said. they harshly dueled for five minutes. Cling, CLANG! slash! Then, Billy knocked Richard's sword out of his hand! "Ugh oh!" he said. "Now you can finally die, as you betrayed us when I just wanted you to JOIN us!" said Billy. Then Richard pulled out an extra blade and cut Billy's hand! ( Then one that was holding the sword ). "Arggh!!!" he yelled, Then, Richard knocked him out into the Ocean. Then the Green Runner appeared to save them, as Stormwalker signaled them with a flag. The Runner and their crew then threw one-hundred Siege bombs, two broadsides of explosives, five hundred regular grenades, and five regular broadsides, into the ocean where he landed..

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Chapter 2. Rise of the Skull.

Richard has put a tiny.. weasly measly dent in the EITC, but needs to continue his business. The next problem was Sammy The Skull.

Samuel Skull was part of the crew of the Green Runner for 2 years. He served as a proud Cannoneer. However, he never got promoted. He then figured out that Richard Goldvane, his captain, was the man who had killed Billy Hullbatten ( Former second mate on Richard's Crew, also EITC/Co. Empire member. ). Sam had been Billy's friend once. So he decided to betray Richard.

One night, Jolly Roger's ship attacked Richard's ship.

Cannons fired. Many members of the crew were just now waking up due to the cannons.

Sam then jumped over to Jolly's ship, and locked himself in the brig. When the Skeletons found him, they took him to Jolly Roger.

"Sir. Um... there's a slight problem. Some pirate locked himself in the brig and.. we don't know what to do with him." A skeleton said.

"What are you doing here? How and why did you lock Yourself in the brig?" Asked Jolly Roger. "I want to join you" Sam said. So they sent Sam over to Richard's ship, along with tons of Skeletons. Richard didn't know what to do, for he had never been attacked like this. Sam went up to the top deck where Richard was, and attacked him. Richard Dueled Sam. "You will Never defeat Jolly Roger and his army! You will pay for killing Billy!" yelled Sam as they dueled on the huge War Frigate, The Green Runner. "He was an EITC bilge rat, and a traitor!" Said Richard as he used the same ' Cufflink move' as he did on Billy, however, Sam dodged. Now, Richard has a interest in climbing high while dueling, so that's what he did, he climbed up all the way to the crows nest. But unlike Billy, Sam didn't follow, instead he got a cannon, and pulled it to where he was standing. Then, he shot a Chain Shot at the mast Richard was on, knocking it down. "Ah... not good!" Richard said as the mast started to fall. Richard then jumped to the other crows nest on the other mast. "Haha!" Richard bragged. "ArGhHhEe!" Said Sam in frustration. Sam then climbed the mast up to the crows nest and they dueled. Richard then used another ' Sharp cufflink move ' on Sam, he ducked, however, a lock of his hair got caught and it was then pinned to the mast "Ahh!" said Sam. "How ya like me now?? how ya like me now?? oh ya!" Richard starting singing to Sam. It was clear Richard liked the move he had just done. Then, Sam got SO mad that he used a dagger and cut off the lock of hair that had been stuck to the mast. they dueled again! Richard kept running one way and another, trying to get away from Sam, but truthfully, there wasn't anywhere to run on a Crow's Nest. Then, Sam knocked Richard's Tricome hat off and down on the raging battle blazing on the deck. Richard then madly pulled his last two cuff-links out and threw them both at Sams hand ( The one holding the sword ) "AhRrhH!" Sam said while dropping the blade, Richard then shoved his blade through Sam's middle. "AoOuUhh!" he said while dying. "AoOuUhh! to you too!" Richard said while using a rope to swing down on the deck, landing right on his hat, then putting his hat on! Jolly Roger then appeared on the Crow's Nest where Sam lay dying. "Worthless mut! Should have made you immortal!" Jolly said. "Being Undead has it's Benefits, care to try it out?" Jolly said. "I.... uh... ahaye... i thin..nnc... ahh." Said Sam. "Ill take that as a yes." Jolly said, as he cursed Sam into an Undead Skeleton with his bear breath. Jolly went back to his ship, the Harkaway, because pirates were attacking him. He also brought Samuel. Richard retreated. "Phew.. thought i was gonna die there." Richard said. "Well... at least we got away." Richard's first mate, Stormwalker, said.

Chapter 3 : A change in the winds..

{C Richard and his crew decided they needed help. Jolly Roger had attacked Richard for some unknown reason, and the EITC was now after Richard.

One day... Richard went to visit his old friend, Jeremiah Watts . Richards brother, Edward Goldvane had a son. His name was Will Goldvane. However, Edward never got to see Will. Jeremiah, ( Who was a friend of all the Goldvanes ) had to take care of him. Richard suggested doing something fun so the group could spend some time together. Jeremiah brought his friend named Billy Sussey and they went fishing. but then.... as they were on the small boat, Blackish Green Fog appeared.... and there it was... the most horrifying vessel Richard could think of... the Harkaway! Jolly Roger appeared. "Billy! I see you have Richard." he said. "Uh... eh um... do you have to mention that?" Billy asked. "Yes, i have to, Billy!" Jolly replied. "Billy! how could you!?" Asked Richard and Jeremiah. "Ehehehehehhhahahahaha!!" Jolly said. "I had too! he made me do it! you must believe me!" Billy said. "CHOUHH!!" Billy cried as he was stabbed by Jolly ' {C "Enough of you, i have business with... Richy Rich" Jolly said. "Will... i would....... ABANDON SHIP! INTO THE LONGBOAT!" Richard said as him, Will, and Jeremiah jumped in a boat and floated off.

{C They reached land, and they talked.

Jeremiah joined the Crew of the Green Runner to help stop Jolly Roger

"Well i guess you'll be staying with me then, Will." Richard said. "Yep,.... I guess so..." Will replied

Richard trained Will,

{C "Well.. this is a change in the wind, eh?" Richard asked. "Aye... never really been this.. ' prepared '. " Said Will.

Will went on and got a job at a bar called "Joeys Slowies, slowly cooked meat with rum and soda."

"You sure you dont wanna become a pirate and join the crew of the Green Runner?" Richard asked as Will was about to leave for his new job on Tortuga. "Sorry, uncle.. i just dont think im ready." William replied. "I understand.. if you ever need help just find me." Richard said. "I'll be sure to do that." Will replied.

{C Meanwhile... aboard the Harkaway... "Well.... I'm going to need some help taking him down"... Jolly said.

Chapter 4 : The Staff Collector

Jolly Roger hired a man named The Menace to track down Richard.

In Jolly Roger's cabin....

"I collect Voodoo Staffs that have powerful crystals powering them. There are only four, i have two." Said The Menace aboard The Harkaway.

"I believe you have one, Skull face." The Menace added. "Yes.... and I... am Jolly Roger, Leader of the Skeleton Army, not Skull Face!" Jolly yelled. "Ill let you have your staff.. but only if you bring Richard Goldvane to me ALIVE! it will take days to get to him... and days to bring him here.... but i dont care... so go get him!" Jolly said. "I shall do what you ask...." The Menace said.

Richard was sailing on The Green Runner to the French island, because their ammo prices were cheaper than the usual market. They also had some trades to do their, but suddenly a storm with blazing thunder and eye-percing lightning in the deepest dark night struck their ship, and they couldn't figure out which way to go. "Should we drop canvas, sir?" asked Stormwalker. "No! The french island is closer. If we head back, it will actually take longer." Said Richard

The storm got worse and worse, and then Bloody Billy came from below decks. He wore a blue jacket, a puffy sleeved green shirt, brown sack-pants, boots with holes in 'em, and, he had stylish Green hair. He was always the winey, mumbling, sad, type of person. "I hate storms" he mumered. "Not me! once.. when i was shot waaaayyy up in the air, i was able to walk on the storm-clouds." Stormwalker said.

They finally spotted the French Island. "There it is! Alright, I need three other crew members to come with me!" Richard said. Stormwalker was staring at the stormclouds asking them why they were being so harsh to their ship. The only reply was a 'Gouhhhm' sound from thunder. "Ill come. I hate being on boats when storms are near." Said Bloody Billy. "Storm come over here. The island looks.... different." Richard said. "Ok." Storm replied. "Look there." Richard pointed. "The tower. It usually has a french flag. Instead it has...." Before Richard could figure out what was there instead of the French flag, Stormwalker figured it out. "Two dead bodies!" Storm said. "I guess ill come too. I wanna figure out what happened. The people on this island are nice." Storm added. "Alright i need one more crew member!" Richard said. Then a crew member named Somjo agreed to go.

They took a small boat and went to the island. The waves were strong and a Lightning-bolt even almost struck the small boat! They then reached the dock. It looked different. Storm started walking up the dock without really looking where he was going. He then walked right into a box and fell on it. "Arah." he said. "EAAH!" he said soon before cowering away from the box and running as fast as he could to to Richard who was only five feet away. "I FELL ON A DEAD BODY!" He gasped. "Um.. thats... nice to know..." Richard said. They continued to walk. "At least there's no chance we will tip over into the water. I hate boats." Bloody Billy complained. There were dead bodies everywhere. "It looks like the cleanup crew must have been fired. heh." Billy said. "Yeah.. or just got scared of boats and storms like you." Richard said. "Hey! Im only scared mainly because this was the type of weather that produced a tornado on my home island!" Billy said back. "You were only seven then. You can handle a storm. Besides i'm sure Stormwalker and his ' mighty storm communication ' can make a tornado vanish into thin air!" Richard said. "Grow up Billy. Are you just a kid in a giant grouchy man suit with fat feet and blubby cheeks?" Said Stormwalker. 'That's... IT!" Billy said right before jumping ontop and tackling Storm. "Rahh! arghe! MAAHOUUIIE!" they said as they fought. ' BANG! ' they stopped fighting. Somjo had fired a gun to get them to stop. "You guys better come on. We ARE in a hurry. I'm sure Jolly Roger is still chasing us. I mean, he's been after me ever for awhile, and I still don't know why." Said Richard. They reached land. It looked like a ghost town. "Where is everybody?" asked Storm. "Probably one of the dead people" Said Billy. "No... there's more people that live here than that" said Storm. They went up to the old gunsmith shop. It looked like some of the explosives had exploded. And the smoke seemed fresh. The sign read "Gunpowder Sam's Weaponry". "This only happened today. About two hours ago." Stormalker said "Gunpowder Sam! Sam? SAM!! where are you....?" Said Richard. Then they were approached by something red and glowy. "Sam!! there you are. Are you... ok?" asked Richard. "MAAHH!" said the weird looking glowing Gunpowder Sam. Sam then dissapeared. "Thats.... odd." said Stormwalker. Then another red figure appeared.. but closer.. and reder. Richard then realised what it was. "Are you a spirit?" asked the glowy red thing. "Guys... i think i know what that is..." Before Richard could finish, Storm yelled "RAGE GHOST!!!!!" Stormwalker said as he ran away. "Come on, guys it's just a glowy red dot." Somjo then said while shooting it with his pistol "I smell FEAR!" Said the ghost as it approached Somjo. Somjo wasn't scared, he reloaded his pistol again and shot it. it did nothing. ".. Wha... how?" said somjo. The ghost then got in Somjo's face and did Somber Demise. He quickly fell to the ground and died. "USE YOUR BITTER END!" Richard said to Stormwalker. "I don't use that sword, it's not good with dueling!" Stormwalker said. "It can freeze the ghost!" Richard said. "Oh.. ok!" He replied. Storm then approached the Rage Ghost and froze it. Richard then quickly pulled out his Blunderbuss and shot it. It fell to the ground, and the glow went away. Several lightningbolts hit it, and then.. it died. Then, it magically cooked up a loot sack. They quickly ran to see what it was. It was two Blue Red Party Hats! Richard and storm each grabbed one and tried it on. "Why dont i get one!?" asked Billy. "Sorry" Richard and Stormwalker said. "I WANT ONE!!!" said Billy. "look i promise i'll get you one as soon as i get another one." Richard promised "Fine!" Billy said. "This type of hat... isn't for me." Richard then threw his Party hat into the ocean. "NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Billy said. "oops. Sorry, I forgot you wanted one, Billy" said Richard.

"BARHH!" Billy said. Then five lightning bolts struck in one place in front of them. Then a shadowy figure appeared. It was male. He had a black coat, and a few red and gold colors throughout his outfit. His hair was unseeable through his hood. "Well hello there" the figure said. "Good guy or bad guy Richard?" Asked Storm. "Uh.. i think... bad guy!" Richard said. As soon as he said that, Stormwalker froze the figure. A couple seconds later, a Lightning Bolt struck the ice and melted it. "Haha!" the figure said. "Allow me to introduce myself.. I... am the Menace!" Said the man. "The who?" Asked Bloody Billy. "The Menace!" The Menace said. "The who?" Asked Bloody Billly.

"The MENACE!!" The Menace said evilly "The WHO?"

Asked Billy "THE MENACE! ARE YOU DEAF?" The menace growled {C "Oh... OH! Boo hoo!!!" Billy said as he ran back to the dock. "Well... this is odd." Richard sighed. Richard then threw his ' Sharp Cufflink Move ' at the Menace. "Um... what do i say... oww? Heh." The menace said. The cufflink had only hit one of his medal shoulder-plates. "I'm guessing thats not your real name, and it's just the name you use?" Richard ask. "You are correct. And, I'm sorry, Goldvane, but I'm here to capture you." said the Menace as he used his Staff of Storms to strike a lightning bolt into Richard, knocking him back three yards on the ground. and also destroying his blunderbuss. Then, The Menace summoned two Lightning Bolts to destroy their small boat. "Yarg!" Stormwaker said as he pulled out his sword. "Foolish Pirate." The menace said........ The Menace then took out his sword. It had a Blood Red snake painting on the blade. And the rest of the blade was golden. They dueled. The Menace quickly knocked Storm's Bitter End sword of his hands, and grabbed it. He then broke it. The Menace then swung his sword at Storm, Storm ducked.... but the swing hit his Tricome Hat, ripped it, and knocked it on the ground. "My hat!!" Storm said. "Ahh you like this hat eh?" The Menace said. The Menace then summoned a Lightning bolt to burn the hat into peices. "NNOOOO!!" Storm cried. Richard, who was watching the battle wounded, smiled, knowing he was now the only person in the crew with a Tricorne hat. "WAIT!" storm shouted. "I have.... an EXTRA!" Storm pulled out an extra tricorne hat and put it on. Richard frowned. Richard then threw another Cufflink at the Menace's lip. "Ah!" The Menace cried in pain. Storm then swung his sword at the Menaces Face. The Menace fell down. Richard was healed.

" Lets go!" Said Storm. "Wait!" said a voice. It was Bloody Billy! They all went up the hill and into the forest. They found a small area with a down tree, a few bushes, ( So the Menace couldn't find them easy ) and a couple large stones. They made Camp. "So... do you think The Menace will find us?" asked Storm. "Not likely." Said Richard. " It will take at least a day for him to find us in these woods. Their pretty big. Plus its dark AND the storm makes it harder." He said. Billy was quiet. They fell asleep for five hours.


{C They were woken up by loud thunder. They were awake and ready to take on the menace! ' We cant go back to the Runner ' Richard said. ' Good. I hate boats. ' groaned Billy. ' You hate everything! ' Storm growled. ' Not everything! I dont hate Hershey bars! ' He said. ' What's that? ' Asked Richard. ' Oh i looked in that loot bag that yall got hats in and found it. It tastes GREAT! ' He said. They continued walking through the woods and then found the back-way to the main tower where the French Lord Porc usually stays. They walked onto the tower. ' No guards? ' Asked Richard. ' Look! the guards are dead! ' Said Billy. They continued to walk accross the back bridge. Then they approached Porcs table. But instead of Porc being there, it was someone else. ' The Menace! ' Said Stormwalker.

{C How nice of you to.. pay me a visit. ' Said the Menace. ' You.. filthy worm! ' Richard said in disgust. ' Thank you... very MUCH! ' The menace growled ' How nice of you.. how about this. ' Richard said ' Ill give you a merciful death! ' He said as he unsheathed his sword. The Menace did the same. Then Stormwalker unsheathed his sword. The menace then pulled out his Staff of Storms. He summoned a warrior made of bear lightning itself. It looked horrid. ' Im OUTTA HERE!! ' Said Bloody Billy Richard dueled The Menace on the bridge. Storm followed Billy back to the jungle but the Lightning Warrior followed. He struck Storm with a lightning bolt ' ARAH! ' He said. The lightning warrior then unsheathed a sword and they dueled. But the Lightning warrior kept attracking too much lightning from the sky. The warrior hid under a tree They continued dueling. Meanwhile, Richard was taking on The Menace Richard used his sword to cut the Staff Of Storms ( Which was still in The Menace's other hand ) in half. ' Noo!!!!! ' Yelped The Menace. The menace then pulled out a different Staff. This one appeared to be the Inflamed Staff. It summoned a SUPER Flamming Skull which then struck Richard. ' BLEEAH! ' Richard said as he lost confidence that he would live. Especially when he accidently dropped his sword down and off the bridge. Meanwhile, Stormwalker had the offensive against the Lightning Warrior. The Warrior then attracked SOO much lightning, that it knocked the tree he was under and the lim fell to the right... it fell where Richard was battling the Menace. Also a small lim hit the warrior! ' Oww... ' he said. Stormwalker then destroyed the warirors hands. The warrior killed himself by pushing himself into Storm's blade. Meanwhile, on the bridge.... the lim had hit The Menace Richard then got up and pulled out HIS staff. He started a flamming skull but didn't release it. He kept it charging.. The Menace got up and started a super flamming skull.. and as soon is he BARELY released his crushing fire blow.. Richard released his... the combining flam explosion blew the menace all the way into the ocean. The Meance was able to walk back up onto the shore wounded... he then fell asleep on the beach.

{C Storm and billy traveled back to the dock. but Billy saw something floating in the water.... it was the party hat that Richard threw into the ocean! The crew then saw a small boat over by the gunsmith shop. ' Dang. We could have just escaped then! ' Richard said as he came back from getting his sword from below the bridge. They used the boat and went back to the Green Runner. The sun came out and the rain stopped. And then a wonderful Rainbow appeared. But then Bloody Billy sounded like he had a complain. ' I... I LOVE RAINBOWS! '

{C Easter Eggs, hidden clues, and facts. The lightning bolt that almost hit their boat was because of the Meance

The Menace survived

Gunpowder Sam is still a Rage Ghost

The Hershey bar was a zap from the furture. The sky magicaly produced a Hershey bar from the future when Hersey bars first came out. No Hershy bar copyright intended xD.

The two skeletons that were dead on the tower were actually the guards that were dead.

Menace fixed his Staff of Storms

Jolly Roger-not so happy

Menace-Not so happy either

Menace-In Trouble


Bloody Billy-Complaining. WANTS HERSHEY BARS!

Hershy Bar-Eaten


Rage Ghost-Not so happy

Gunpowder Sam(Ghost)-Moaaaannnn!

Nah( The Skeleton)-Coming soon.

Chapter 5 : Bold New Dangers.

{C A small figure appeared on the beach of the French Island... the island was wet from a recent storm.... his name... was The Menace!

{C The Menace used his staff of storms to teleport to his ship ( Thats the only place he can teleport ) , the ' Grimson Bolt. ' Five Lightning bolts struck the deck of his large war galleon, crewed by 50 bountyhunters. A figure appeared on the deck.. it was the Menace. The Harkaway appeared. The Mence Boarded Jolly Roger's huge warship. He went into the meeting room where Jolly Roger stood. "Hello, my client." The Menace said. "I see you failed.., DARK FACE!" Jolly bellowed. "look.. just give me another chance! He had a crew... and and..." The Menace said. "Your FIRED. Oh and alot of people are mad about me taking over that island JUST FOR YOU TO CATCH HIM! So im gonna let you take the blame. ALL HANDS ON DECK! SINK THE GRIMSON BOLT!" Jolly roared "NOO!!!!!!!!" The Menace cried as his ship was torn into peices by the Harkaway. "Take away his staffs and maroon him!" Jolly ordered. "I dont want him as a skeleton." he said ..... "You wont get away with this!!" The menace complained, as they threw him overboard with nowhere to go but a small wild island. ' Hmm.... lets read the ' for hire ' list. ' Jolly said as he looked through the list. ' Slappy the dummy? Well... its a cheap price to hire him. ' he said. Jolly hired Slappy The Dummy in a letter. Slappy then sent a letter to Jolly saying he would come in a day. The next day came, and a small boat appeared with nothing on it but a dummy. The Dummy boarded Jollys ship. ' A walking dummy? Ive never seen such magic... but let's get onto busness. ' he said. ' Look ill pay you WHATEVER! Just find Richard Goldvane for me and bring him here ALIVE! And i dont CARE how long it takes just BRING HIM NOW!!!! ' Jolly screamed. It was clear he wasn't happy after the Menace failed. Slappy the Dummy replied : ' Sure. Ill go right now. But i want a full payment of.. ' I said I dont CARE about the payment!!!! ' Jolly roared. ' I just recruited a skeleton that has to start EVERY WORD with an N! Can you emagine how hard that is?! Just GO!! ' he yelled. ' If you say so.. ' he replied. It was clear that this dummy didn't mind Jollys roaring. The dummy took off and searched for Richard.

{C But then some skeleton said ' Nolly Noger!!! '. It was the skeleton he had spoke of earlier. ' WWWHHHAAATTT?!?!?!?!?!?! ' He furiously yelled. ' Nip Napprouching. Nlag nays ' Neen Nunner. '. He replied. ' Says WHAT? ' Jolly asked. ' Neen Nunner ' he replied. ' Wait... Neen Nunner - Green Runner... this will be fun.. ' Jolly said. ' You know what... you need a name.. and your name will be.... nah! ' Jolly said.

{C ' Neah! ' Nah replied. Nah was right.... there was a ship approaching... and it was Richard. Cannons fired. ' Baah! I didn't know he could fire longe range. So.. PREPARE ALL GUNS!! ' He yelled. The Runner then came for a broadside. The Harkaway did the same. Massive destruction accured. A thunderstorm kept making noises such as CCOOOUH! ' Ah. Prepare to board! ' Richard ordered. ' Board NOW! ' Jolly commanded. Both crews boarded at the same time. Many hit each other. ' FIRE!! All cannons available! ' Richard said. ' Mahouieeeey! ' said Stormwalker as he boarded the Harkaway along with eight other crew members. ' Yeehaw... WHOA!! ' Jack Can said as he boarded. ' YAARRR! ' Said Greencloths as he swung over and kicked a skeleton as he landed. ' Moorah! ' said Stumps as they formed off of the Harkaway's hull. Both ships accured with chaos. They kept circling as they battled. Nah came from below decks. He had a green sword thay shot Green thunderbolts. He kept using it on the pirates. He dueled Greencloths. ' Your green sword is no match for my Green clothes! ' he said. ' Nes nit nis! Nuahahahaha! Nou nill nie now! ' He said. Blackheart ( New to this story, look at Admiral Yurlean page to learn more about this Skeleton ) came from upstairs where Jolly was steering and giving commands. He glared at Jack Can. And after Jack Can killed the skeleton he was fighting, Blackheart chased him with two daggers. ' EAAH! ' He said as we swung back over to the Runner. Blackheat followed. Jack Can unsheathed two daggers. They Dagger-Dueled. Throwing daggers, and fighting. Sammy The Skull ( In Skeleton Form ) then boarded the Runner looking for Richard. ' Take the Wheel ' he said to Bloody Billy. ' Uh.. what ' he replied. ' Take the wheel!! ' he yelled ' Oh uh.. ok. ' he said. Surprisingly, Billy was a good helmsman. Richard dueled Sammy below decks. There wasn't enough room for a cufflink move. Richard then stabbed Sammy. It did nothing. ' I liked you better as a human, you traitor. ' He said as he pulled the sword out of Sammys stomach and continued to duel. They fought so fast that a pirate who was watching fainted. {C Meanwhile, in the bow cannons area, Jack Can was battleing Blackheart. ' You must realize by now, Pirate, that you are doomed! ' Blackheart growled. ' Nope. Not doomed. Noppers. Not doomed. Nope nope nope Hehehehe. ' Jack Can said. He then threw a dagger into Blackhearts head. ' ERAH! ' He yelped in pain. Jack then swiped off Blackhearts hands and slashed off his head. He was dead. ' Yeehaw!.... AHH! ' Jack yelped as a skeleton threw grenades at him, barely missing. Jack Can then ran below decks where Richard was. He then ran upstairs and all the way into the captains cabin. And helped defend it. Things weren't going so well on the Harkaway. Greencloths was quickly defeated by Nah and unarmed. ' I.. I surrender! ' Greencloths said. On the Runner, It took ten other pirates to keep the steering wheel from getting taken over by skeletons.

Stormwalker was doing great. Untill a certain enemy came from upstairs... Jolly Roger! ' Hello there filthy human. Just a warning but.. you will see NO mercy from me! So if your a coward... id suggest running off like a filthy CHICKEN! ' Jolly roared. ' Nah.... ill just unsheath a sword! ' Stormwalker replied as he unsheathed his sword and dueled Jolly. Without Jolly at the wheel, alot of skeletons had to guard the wheel. Which gave most of the pirates time to escape. Storm, knowing he was no match for Jolly swung back over to the Green Runner. The other pirates on the Harkaway soon followed, other than Greencloths. Sammy the Skull swung back to the Harkaway. All skeletons on the Runner were defeated and the Runner started to retreat. ' Nir! Nis nirate nurrendered no nus nand ne nont nnow nhat no no nith nim. ( Translate -- ' Sir! This pirate surrendered to us and we dont know what to do with him. ' ) ' Said Nah the Skeleton ' Just turn him into a skeleton. ' Jolly said. ' EAAHHOOUHHH! HOOIUU.. AEEHH!! ' Greencloths said as he was turned into a Skeleton. ' Man.. that Nah skeleton was the best ive seen in a while. ' Stormwalker said. ' You didn't see Sammy the Skull. ' Richard replied. ' Dont even talk about that foul beast! The traitor. Friend to Billy Hullbatten. Hullbatten was the only insect!! ' Storm growled. They sailed back to Tortuga. ' Who wants some drinks? ' Richard asked. Twenty crew members said yes but only five got to go.

{C Richard, Stormwalker, Jeremiah Watts, Bloody Billy, and Jack Can went. They went into a bar that read ' Joeys Slowies. Slowly cooked meat and freshly poured Rum and soda. '. They went inside. ' Well this is.. nice. ' Richard said. ' Will! ' Richard said happilly. ' Richard! ' Will Goldvane replied. They hugged. ' How nice to see you! ' Richard said ' You too. ' Will replied. ' Who that? ' Asked Jack Can. ' This is my nephew. ' Richard replied. ' He's back! Edward! Edward the terrible!! ' A voice said. ' Um... i need to have a talk with Jeremiah alone. ' Richard said. Richard and Jeremiah went outside. ' Did you hear what he said? Edward is back.. in the Caribbean! ' Richard said. ' Thats not good... we better warn Will... ' Jeremiah replied. ' I'll go and do some research. You get back to the crew. ' Jeremiah said. ' Alright.. but we need to be careful.. you never know when he will make his next move.. ' Richard said. Richard went back to the crew and Jeremiah did research. Jeremiah came back. ' Richard. We need to talk... now! ' He said. ' Alright. ' Richard replied. They went outside again. ' He has.. another son. And.. hes here... on this island. ' Jeremiah said.


{C There has been a MAJOR change in Chapter 3!( About november 10th 2010. ) If your confused, read it again and maybe things will seem better

Chapter 6 : An Evil Dummy

Part 1 : Slappy The Dummy

{C There was once a island consumed by chaos.... pirates, and villainy. Many pirates, including Captain Richard Goldvane, are ported there this very moment. The name of the island, was Tortuga. Richard, however, isn't in a bar drinking, playing cards at a parlor, game, plundering ships, or any normal pirating hobby. Instead, he's searching for someone.... someone his nephew hates... Luke the Terrible.. ' Richard, i must tell you. This boy.. is still loyal to Edward! ' Said Richards nephew, Will Goldvane. ' Well lets turn 'em to da good side, then, Will! Im sure he hates Edward the Terrible. I cant believe he calls his last name ' The Terrible '. I mean who wants The Terrible as their last name? ' Said Richard. He was acompanied by his nephew, Will Goldvane, his friend, Jeremiah Watts, and three other swashbucklers. They went into the deeper part of town searching for this ' Luke the Terrible ' when suddenly a green lightning bolt struck one of their men, killing him. ' Eahh! ' he said as he died. then a Witchdocter jumped out of the bushes. He was bald, with a skull mask on. He had two Mini-Staffs and was shooting green lightning bolts at the crew from them. ' Run ! ' Said Richard. But it was too late. He shot two lightning bolts and killed the other two crew members. ' Not to fear, my friends! ' said a voice. ' Yaahh! ' said the voice. It was a small man holding a Dummy. He pointed the dummy at the Witchdocter. ' EEAHH!! ' The man said. he fainted. ' Wow. That's a pretty powerful dummy ' said Richard. ' It is a magic dummy. It brings good to all. I sensed your presence... and knew the Dummy was meant for you. ' The man said ' For me? Are you serious? I cant afford such a thing! ' Richard replied. ' Oh no.. there is no cost. Like i said, ..... it was meant for you.. ' The man said. ' Alright.. then, i guess. ' Richard said while taking the dummy. The man pulled out a Voodoo Staff. He then used it to teleport away.

"What's that? That noise." Said Will Goldvane. ' EITC Soldiers! ' Richard screamed. 50 EITC Soldiers came from behind bushes and trees, terrorizing the small part of town. ' Where did they come from? ' Asked Jermiah Watts ' They must be coming from Theives Den. ' Will Goldvane replied. They all dodged gunshots and ran. They went for the closest building, Junes shack. ' Quick, inside! ' Richard said while opening the door to the small shack. ' Get away from my house!! ' Yelled a grumpy lady, June. ' Nevermind! ' Richard said while closing the door. They then kept running untill they reached the tattoo shop. They went inside. ' Out! ' Said a male tattoo artist. ' No thanks. ' Said Jeremiah Watts as he pulled out his pistol and shot the man. ' EUUAH!! ' The man said while dying. They locked the door and took cover from the attacking soldiers. The gunfire stopped. ' Just forget it! There's other pirates to slay. ' Said the head EITC Soldier. ' Others to slay? Their going to invade Tortuga! ' Said Will Goldvane. ' That's not good. We should help defend against the EITC. ' Said Jeremiah Watts. ' No! We need to find Edward the Terrible. ' Said Richard, but Will and Jeremiah outnumbered him with their opinions. They returned to ' Joey's Slowies. Slowly cooked meat with rum and soda. ' Tavern. ' Ok, here's the plan. Jeremiah, Will, Jack Can and half of the crew will stay and fight the EITC, and, Stormwalker, Bloody Billy, and I, shall go searching for Edward. ' Richard ordered. No one said anything, but all nodded. Richard, Storm, and Billy went searching for Edward around the towns. ' I hate searching. Why did i have to come on this part of the trip.? ' Asked Bloody Billy. ' Because your're the only one who wouldn't shoot us if we asked you to come. ' Stormwalker replied. ' I WOULD shoot you, but i dont have a gun. ' Bloody Billy said. ' That's why we dont give you a gun ' Richard said to him. ' I hate not having a gun. ' Bloody Billy replied. ' Is there anything you don't hate? ' Asked Stormwalker. ' Yes. I dont hate Hershey Bars. ' Billy replied. ' Other than Hershey bars? ' Stormwalker added. ' Nope. I hate everything other than that. ' Billy strangly replied. ' Then why dont you just say that you hate everything? ' Storm asked. ' Because i hate hating everything. ' Bloody Billy replied. They kept searching around town untill they came back to the area with the tattoo shop. A lady was feeding her cat on the pathway. ' So... whats up? ' Stormwalker asked strangely to the lady. Richard shouted to him ' Dude! Theres no time for monkey business, Come on! ' He said. Stormwalker walked up to the lady and said ' Hi. I'm Stormwalker. I can walk stormclouds, and even talk to storms. ' He said. ' Hi, im Sarah Waltstones. This is BlueEyes. ' Sarah said while pointing to her cat. ' Cool. Wanna go out for a drink ? ' Storm asked. ' Sure. ' She replied. Storm reached out to shake her hands, but then.. WOOF! Richard slapped his face. Richard then pulled him around the path. ' I hope we meet again! ' Storm shouted to Sarah while being pulled. ' I hate meeting again.. ' Bloody Billy complained. POW! A gunshot withered over their heads. ' Charge!! ' Said EITC Soldiers. The Soldiers stormed the town from the bushes. There was nowhere for the crew to go other than a dinghy back to the ship. ' To the dinghy! ' Richard said. They ran for the dinghy. POW! WHOOSH! more gunshots were fired. ' ARRAH! ' Yelped Stormwalker. A bullet had hit his lower leg. Bloody Billy picked him up. Strangely, Billy was strong. ' Bring him to the dingy! Richard yelled. He was already at the dinghy. Billy ran as fast as he could to the dinghy. They passed sarah. ' I hope we meet..... again.. ' Storm said. Billy reached the dinghy and put storm inside. Billy jumped in with Richard. ' Go go go! ' Richard said to Billy, who was being made row. Richard started rowing, but then he noticed his paddles were made of foam. ' Better than nothing. ' He said. Gunshots could be heard all over the town, the EITC Raid had begun. They reached the Runner and climbed aboard. Storm was taken to the medical room. POOM! Cannon fire accured. The Runner was under attack by a fleet of EITC Warships. Richard remembered the Dummy. He pulled it out and pointed it at the fleet. ................ It did nothing. "Peice of junk!" Richard said while throwing the Dummy below decks. The Runner started sailing away, but was getting blown to bits. Even with rear cannons, the Runner was no match for the fleet. But then... the Fleet crashed into itself and sunk. It was like the water had a mind of its own. Richard walked from the steering wheel down to the main deck. But something was odd... the Dummy was sitting on the deck, and not below decks. Richard picked up the Dummy. "Very...... strange." He said. He put the dummy below decks. It was then a peaceful day and night. They all went to sleep. Richard woke up in his private cabin. He yawned, looked around, and got up. He opened the window. It was still night. He then closed the window. He heard noises. It was footsteps. They got louder and louder. Richard had his musket ready. But then.. a different noise accured.... a knocking on the door. " Hello? Are you awake? I hate not being awake.... " Said a voice that sounded like Bloody Billys. Richard opened the door. It WAS Bloody Billy. "What do you want?" Richard asked. "There are noises. Crashing, banging. And i saw a lightning bolt hit a crew member. Can i sleep on your extra bed?" Asked Bloody Billy. "Ah.. no. Just show me the things you saw." Richard said. " Uh....." Billy shivered. "Ok... i guess i w...w..will" Billy said. Billy took Richard down below decks and went to a large area of hammacks which each had a sleeping Pirate in them... except for one. Instead, this hammack was emty... and burnt. There WAS a pirate on the ground next to the hammack. He had a black hole in the middle of his body, and electricity surrounding him. "This is..... i..i..It." Billy said. "He's Dead. No way he could be alive." Richard said."I wanna.. go somewhere else.." Bloody Billy said. " YAAWWN. Your such a baby, Billy." said Stormwalker, who was waking up due to Richard and Billy. "Storm, you and your little girlfriend on Tortuga is the only thing babyish!" Billy replied, angry. Stormwalkers face turned red. "Ok, Billy let's just go up to the deck, shall we?" Richard said, knowing Stormwalker shouldn't use his energy, for he's hurt, also pulling Billy upstairs and onto the main deck. But, Richard then went up into the air. He was floating. "Wha... ahh!!!! AHH!!! What's happening?!?!? I demand you to get me down!" Richard yelled. He was then thrown into the ocean. "Richard!!" Bloody Billy cried as he sent a small boat down for Richard to jump in. Richard got into the boat. "Cold.. cold...cold...!" He said, shivering. A figure walked up from below decks. It was very short. It was the dummy! "A walking dummy!!" Bloody Billy said. "Hello there." The dummy said in a solid voice. He waved his small wooden hands. Lighting and elictricity appeared in them. He was about to shoot what looked like the same lightning that killed the man, which Bily had saw happening. Billy was so scared he jumped off the ship, into Richards boat. He landed on something soft. It made a REEOO sound. It was a hound-dog. Richard unsheathed his sword and cut the roaps that held the boat to the ship. "Row row row!!" He said. They rowed. "I forgot to tell you but.. we have a new addition to the crew : Bruce the hound!" Richard said. "Ruff!" The hound said. They rowed as fast as they could until they reached land. It was sunrise by then. They went ashore. It was just a plain old island. They walked around a little. Untill a figure appeared. It was The Menace!! He walked out of the woods. "Barggh! You!... YOU!!" The Menace said angry. "How did you end up on this excuse for a peice of dirt?" The Menace said. Bloody Billy had just realized who it was. "AHH!" He said while running back to the boat, where the Hound was still laying. "Some dummy used voodoo magic and sent me into the ocean. Lucky for me, Billy saved me, and we ran away from the Dummy here. Apparently, this Dummy has probably been hired by someone to capture us" Richard replied. "What... that ' Skull Face' replaced me with a dummy!!?" The Menace yelled. "Replaced you? You were HIRED to attack us?" Richard said. "And who's ' Skull Face '?" Asked Richard. "Skull face? Oh.. the man who hired me - Jolly Roger." The Menace replied. "Hmm... i attacked him the other day. He wants something of me... im not sure what." Richard said. "Im not sure either... but i am sure of one thing... and that's that I WILL have my revenge... here... and now..." The Menace said as he unsheathed a sword. It wasn't his old fancy one. it had dirt on it, and looked very old. The Menace must have found it in the dirt somewhere on the island. Richard unsheathed his sword. "Ya really want to do this... AGAIN,.. mate?" Richard asked. "I do... and im sure of it.. Yaa!" The Menace said as he attacked Richard. Richard parried, but the Menace wasn't giving up. He wanted his revenge. Cling Clang! Slash! Woof! They dueled for ten minutes in the same place. Untill the Menace knocked Richard's Sword out of his hand. He then used his ' Sharp Cufflink Movie ' on the Menace's shoulder. "Arrh!!" He said while stepping back five steps. Richard then noticed he didn't have any shoulder-plates. Richard then grabbed his sword, and slashed at The Menace's knees. "AHH!" He said while falling down. Richard then turned back toward the ocean, due to seeing the sun first come out. But there were sails on the horizon... it was the Runner. "Ill make sure to have you killed, mate. Unless you wanna help me against Ole Jolly. Assuming that he's the one who took away your ' prized ' staffs, shoulder-plates, and your sword." Richard said. "Alright.. i guess." The Menace replied. But the Runner wasn't sailing like it usually was..... instead.... it was firing cannons at the island! Massive destruction accured. Billy came running back from the boat, which was getting shot at. "The boat! It's our only hope!" Richard said. Bruce the hound came running from the boat following Billy. Richard ran for the boat. Billy realized what Richard was trying to do - escape. Billy went with Richard and Bruce the Hound followed. The Menace, knowing this was his only chance at escaping, also followed. But the boat was hit by a massive Long Range Firebrand Cannonball, which completly destroyed the boat. "We dont use that expensive ammo." Richard said "Apprently that dummy can produce cannonballs." The Menace said. "Rurr" Bruce the Hound agreed. The Menace then pulled out a gun from his pocket. He shot it. "I'm surprised they let you have that gun. It even has more than ' one shot '." Richard said. "Fool. This isn't a gun. It's a flagger. They will let you buy these for free at the market." The Menace said. "What's a flagger?" Richard asked. "Just watch..." The Menace replied. "I hate just watching." Bloody Billy said. The bullet had strangely hit the ships deck. it turned into a large cloud of smoke.. which then turned into a flag which read 'I surrender.' "Lame..." Richard said. The Runner quit firing. A boat was launched... and some magic Voodoo spell made it get there in three seconds. Three figures were in it. The Dummy, Stormwalker with toilet paper on his leg, and some other scallywag. "Stormwalker! Help!" Richard said. Stormwalker didn't move. His eyes were read, as were the other sailors eyes. "Their under my control. I have... hypnotized them. They obey my every command. They dont know who they are, or do they care." The Dummy said. "Apparently... this dummy has advanced voodoo capabilities... like i used to have." The Menace said. "What do you mean? You couldn't possibly be as powerful as I am." The Dummy said. For the first time, the dummy actually looked emotional... like he was concerned by what The Menace had said. "Let's just say... I use to be... ' powerful '." The Menace said. "He's not that powerful. I've seen him ' in action ' and he's nothing." Richard said. "No, Richard you haven't seen me... ' in action '. I was MUCH more powerful before we met." Menace replied. "Ah.. you know each other. Well i'm Slappy The Dummy." Slappy the Dummy said. "And your coming with me...." The Dummy said.

Part 2 : Help Arives

He used his voodoo staff to put Richard into the boat. Bruce the Hound and Bloody Billy jumped in with him, not wanting to take a chance at possibly staying with The Menace for the night. The Menace soon jumped in the boat, knowing this was probably his only chance at getting off the Island. The Dummy then cast another spell on the boat, making it go back to the Runner in a blink of an eye.

Meanwhile, on Tortuga, the EITC Raid had begun. EITC Soldiers invaded from behind bushes, shops, rocks, anywhere you could emagine. Many pirates, including Will Goldvane, Jack Can, and Jerimiah Watts were fighting off the EITC Attack, but the EITC didn't come from the waters, like the Skeletons did. Instead, they were already on the Island. Plus, EITC Ships sent boats of soldiers and fired cannons at the Island. Many Pirates were use to the skeletons attacking, and put up barricades, which only helped a little. Most pirates defended places they knew of. Like a bar they had been to, their house, or a Ship Repair site which had a Shipwright that was their friend. The EITC was coming from all around the Island, and the Pirates were pretty much trapped. "All retreat to the Center of town!" Pirate leaders yelled. And eventually all Pirates listened to their leaders and retreated to a large group. Jack Can went to hide in a building. But, it was an EITC Office! Inside, was an EITC Assassin. "Pirate migit scum!" He yelled unsheathing two daggers. Jack Can did the same. They dueled. But then, a Pirate can inside with a pistol, and shot the EITC Blue coat.

{C Meanwhile, on the Green Runner...

{C "Look. Jolly Roger wanted me alive, right? Well.. unless you undo the spell on my Crew, ill jump overboard. And, ill kill myself. And you will be fired for killing me." Richard said. "Fine..., Goldvane. You may have a few tricks up your sleeve, but your no match for me." The Dummy said while undoing the hypnotization. Stormwalker fell to the ground, due to pain in his leg. "Look, Storm. Your gonna have to steer the Runner, and follow this Dummy." Richard whispered in Storm's ear. "Ok. Ill try." Storm replied. The dummy then waved his hands at the ship. Nothing happened, but The Menace looked like he knew something was up. The Dummy took Richards weapons, and tossed them below decks. He pulled out what looked like a tiny plastic ship out of his pocket. He threw it overboard. It turned into a Light Sloop, with two figures on it. It was the Witchdoctor that attacked them on Tortuga! And next to him was the man who gave Richard the Dummy! The Dummy jumped onto the Boat and used voodoo magic to bring Richard on it. "You! You set me up! That witchdocter WORKS for you! You made it look like the dummy cursed him, yet he was pretending!!" Richard said to the man who gave him the Dummy. "You think IM good? You should see my MASTER!" The man said. "Who's your master?" Richard asked. "Not telling.." The man said. "My payment, Jamie?" The Witchdocter asked to the man who gave Richard the Dummy, who's name was now known as Jamie. Jamie then pulled out a sword, and stabbed the Witchdoctor, killing him. "Jamie lopus... is a vile man." The Dummy said. "He created me.... at his masters request." The Dummy added. "I didn't CREATE him, i cursed him. If I would have created him, i wouldn't have given him girly hair!" Jamie Lopus said. "NEVER speak of my girly hair!!!" The Dummy said, with elictricity coming out of his hands. "Ok ok ok.. man." Jamie said. The boat casted off. The Menace tried to jump overboard to attack and/or save them, but he was forced back by a voodoo spell. "I knew it. He put a spell on the ship. We cant leave the ship, and the ship cant move." The Menace said. "How did you get here, you worm?" Stormwalker asked. "Me and ' Richie Rich ' had a duel, and then decided to team up against Jolly Roger." The Menace said. "Hand me Richard's Voodoo Staff" The Menace said. "No way! Youll kill us all!" Stormwalker said while getting up. "Trust me!! Im working on a way to save Richard, and save us!!" The Menace said. "Never!" Storm said while unsheathing his sword. "Look, dude, I dont want to fight you." The Menace said while taking three steps back. "Why? Because I BEAT you last time?" Storm said. "No.. because im on your side!" The Menace said. "OR... maybe its because you dont have a sword!" Storm said while attacking the Menace, however The Menace dodged. The crew cheered. Half rooted for The Menace, when the other half rooted for Stormwalker. The Menace didn't have a sword, and knew he couldn't defeat Stormwalker without one, so he went to the one place he knew would have one - Richard's Private Cabin. He ran for the cabin, and Storm quickly followed. The Menace pulled out his flagger, and shot the doornob off. He then went inside and picked up a sword. It was a Golden Royal Broadsword, which read ' Goldvane ' on the blade. "Richard's Family Sword!" Stormwalker said while entering the room. The Menace attacked Stormwalker. Stormwalker parried, but The Menace had a heavy sword, and Stormwalker ran below decks. He grabbed another sword just like his sabre from a Pirate who was sleeping. Stormwalker ran back to the Cabin, only to find The Menace stealing objects. He attacked The Menace. They dueled, wrecking Richard's Cabin. "If I win, you let me have Richard's staff, and give up your rank as first mate so you cant boss me around. If YOU win, you can kill me. Deal?" The Menace asked. "Deal!" Stormwalker said. They continued dueling. However, The Menace pulled a box of Richard's cufflinks off a table, and threw them at Stormwalker. "Ha! I always wanted to do that." The Menace said. Stormwalker, in pain, fell to the ground, and dropped his swords. The Menace pulled Storm out of the cabin and took Richard's Staff. He used it not to kill the crew, but to undo The Dummy's spell. "Woo! Yeah!! WOOHOO!!" The Crew cheered. "Yehaw!" Ben Can said. "Did anyone know Stormwalker is no longer the first mate?" The Menace said, clealy trying to embarrass Stormwalker. The Crew gasped. "We need a new first mate!" Said a crew member. "No! Let's try it without one!" Said another member. But it was clear all crew members wanted a new first mate, other than this man. So as pirates, they threw that man overboard.

They had a vote. "Lets see... Stormwalker came in... second. And... the winner is..... THE MENACE!" Said a crew member. Some cheered, some booed, when others just gasped. It was clear they were happy that The Menace saved them. A raft made of tree wood came from the island. The Man came aboard. "Charles!" The man said to The Menace. "Good to see you, Fred Wancels!" The Menace said. "So that's your real name." Storm said. "Yes... Charles. I didn't really like the name, so my nic-name is The Menace" Charles/The Menace said.

Stormwalker was steering the ship. "Let's save Richard!" Storm said. "Yeah!!!" the crew agreed. "How can you captain the ship?" The Menace asked. "Becuase, as first mate, I took control of the ship as captain while the Captain is away. I signed this downstairs before we dueled." Storm said. "Barrghh!!" The Menace said. They set sail to follow the Dummy's ship, which was almost out of sight. "Full speed!" Stormwalker ordered. They started catching up to the dummy.

Meanwhile, on the Dummy's ship.

A patch of Voodoo Clouds appeared on the deck on The Dummy's ship. It was Jolly Roger. "Now that you have Richard, bring him to the Harkaway. NOW, Wooden Face!!" Jolly roared. "I do not take insults nicely, Skeleton. Do remember that you want Richard allive, and I can always keep him for myself, or give him over to the EITC." The Dummy said. "Yes.. but YOU remember, that i offered ANY payment. ANY PAYMENT!!" Jolly bellowed. "We shall discuss payment later." The Dummy replied, moving his hand through the message, destroying it.

{C Back on the Green Runner, shouting accured. "Ship ahead! Ship ahead!!" Shouted Ben Can, in the crows nest. A MASSIVE warship came from the horizon. It looked like it had 27 cannons on just ONE SIDE of the lower decks, with 7 on the deck on each side, equalling 68 all together. It had blue and yellow sails, with a flag that read F.B. It didn't look damaged at all, like it had been preparing for battle for a decade. Tons of barrels of Exlosives were lined around the decks, and the hull was brown and blue with a yellow trim. But the cannons weren't loaded, being manned, or even out of their cockpits. Instead, they were just lying there.

Even though they weren't in battle-mode, the crew of the Green Runner shivered with fear, knowing they would probably lose to this massive warship. Tons of soldiers in blue, gold, and green coats manned this mighty warship, with a man with a Bi-corner hat and a tourist long coat was at the helm, also commanding other crew members to do their jobs on the deck. Many noticed the Runner. The ships got fairly close when they both stopped. Stormwalker, The Menace, and three other pirates went in a small boat to board the ship.

The were greeted by a soldier in a blue coat who said "I am Sergeant Major, Jeffrey Blasthawk, of the Francis Brigade. This is Corporal, Charles Swordeagle." Jeffrey Blasthawk said. "Um.. so you must be the legendary Francis Brigade. We are the crew of the Green Runner, captained by Richard Goldvane" Stormwalker said, while walking up the ladder onto the ship. "Richard Goldvane? We have met. We made an alliance between our guilds." The Captain/leader of the ship said. "Where is Goldvane right now? Oh and, uh... by the way,... I am Francis Bluehawk, Brigadier General of the Brigade, also known as the Guildmaster" Francis Bluehawk said. "Richard is trapped on that small boat, over there. He has been captured by an evil Dummy and is planning to hand him over to Jolly Roger." Storm said. He noticed a giant contraption which read ' Skeleton Transformation Chamber '. "Um.. what is that?" Storm asked, pointing to it. "Ah, that is the machine we use to transform Skeletons back to their original human form. And if Richard is trapped, we better go save him!" Francis said. "Wait so... youll help us?" Storm asked. "Of course! We can fight ole Jolly any day." Francis said. Storm nodded and jumped back into the boat, and went back to the Runner. The Menace, Stormwalker and the other crew members got back onto the Runner.

Both ships set sail to follow the Dummy's ship, which had been slowed down because of a reef. Luckilly, the Runner and the Brigade's Flagship saw a path to avoid the reefs. Fog appeared, and the Harkaway was now slightly visible. The Dummy's ship got their in two seconds, now that it knew where the ship was

"Ah.. Richie Rich. I have alot of plans for you.. and you may not know it, but you have something i want." Jolly said. But, Jolly then saw the two ships. "Prepare for battle! Explosives mixed with Fury combination enabled!!" Jolly ordered. "And ah.. put the Pirate in the brig." Jolly said. Which Richard WAS put into the brig.

{C The Crew of the Green Runner watched as the massive Brigade Warship prepared for battle, and prepared their cannons. It was truly a sight.

The Harkaway also prepared for battle, and had many new powers and ammo. Which the Harkway did need an extra trick or two, because it was outnumbered. But still.. Jolly Roger looked very sure he would win this battle in a few heatbeats. The Harkaway got right into the middle of the two ships, and began firing. "FIRE!!" Jolly ordered. "Fire!!!" Storm yelled "FIRE ALL!!" The Menace roared. "Fire!" Francis Bluehawk ordered. Massive cannon fire caused insane sound and chaos.

Richard pulled out a sharp cufflink, and used it as a key to escape the brig. "Stupid skeletons." He said to himself.

{C "Prepare to board!" Stormwalker and Francis both said. TONS of Brigade soldiers armed with muskets and swords boared the Harkaway, and many pirates also boarded the Harkaway, including The Menace. He unsheathed the Goldvane Family Blade, and clashed at skeletons.

{C "Dont board, or they will take over!" Jolly ordererd. Nah came from below decks, commanding Greencloths in skeleton form. Jeffrey Blasthawk, who boarded the Harkaway noticed Greencloths had recently been cursed, and so he sliced his sword out of his hand, tied him in a rope, and brought him over to the Francis Brigade ship, and then put him in the chamber. He came out as a human, but was so tired he fell asleep. Blasthawk then boarded the Harkaway again. Put this time, he dueled Nah. Nah was fast and quickly knocked Blasthawks blade of his hand. "Nid nou neally nink nou nould nefeat nhe nighty Nah?(Translate - Did you really think you could defeat the might Nah?)" Nah said. But then, Ben Can threw two daggers into Nah's head, knocking him out. "Yeehaw!!" Ben Can jumped and said.

The Menace walked to the helm area. "You! You ruined everything!!" The Menace said to Jolly Roger, who then made a skeleton steer. "Ruined what? Your life? I'm Jolly Roger, don't expect mercy from the Leader of the Skeleton Army." Jolly replied. "You may be a leader of an army... but only an army of bones!!" The Menace said while attacking Jolly Roger. He clashed at Jolly, and then stabbed him. Nothing happened. "Soul storm!" Jolly summoned Soul Storm, knocking The Menace back. He then unsheathed his sword. They dueled. Jolly summoned a dark thunderbolt, knocking The Menace's sword down to the main deck. The Menace tackled/jumped onto Jolly knocking him down, but Jolly slashed at him, knocking him over to the helm. "Any last words, Dark face?" Jolly asked. But a cufflink, and two daggers hit Jolly's head. "ARAHH!" He yelped. Ben Can had threw the daggers, and Richard had threw the cufflink. Richard also had found his family blade.

"Err.. youve been a dent in my face ever since you got.... the.. item i want." Jolly said. "Im proud to be a dent in the biggest loser on earth's face, though." Richard said and smiled. "Ahh!!" Jolly said while attacking Richard. They dueled. Richard ran to the main deck, Jolly followed. Richard went to the bow of the ship and climbed on the bowpsrit. But Jolly wasn't giving up. He also climbed on the bowpsrit. They both stood up, and dueled. But Jolly summoned a Dark Thunderbolt to knock Richard's blade propeling it around the deck, then swiping a Skeletons head off. But Richard then broke off a statue of a skeleton meant to represent Jolly from the bowsprit, and threw it at Jolly, knocking him onto the bow upper deck. He fell on his back. The Menace then came with Richards family sword and stabbed Jolly. Jolly pulled the sword out, threw it overboard and got up. He then got up and cursed The Menace to be undead with his bear breath! "Charles, no!!" The Menace's friend, Fred cried out, watching from the Runner. Richard ran to the main deck. "Time to go?" He asked. "Aye!" Ben Can replied. They both swung over to the Runner. "The Brigade can handle this, let's go!" Richard said to Stormwaker. "Um welcome back but ARE WE REALLY GONNA LEAVE ALL THOSE PIRATES ON THE SHIP?" Storm replied. "Listen, and follow orders, you bilge rat, the Brigade can take care of the pirates and im not exactly in the mood!" Richard said, while taking the wheel. He ordered the men to set the sails and sail off. He broaded to starboard, and retreated. "I'll get you, Goldvane!!!" Jolly Bellowed, killing a Brigade soldier.

{C The Runner sailed for hours and found a resting spot. "Well.. time to search for Edward and Luke." Richard said. "So... to Tortuga?" Storm asked. "No.. we shall rest first, and then try to find Edward. I have a felling i know where me might be at.." Richard said. "But... the crew. Are we just gonna leave them at Tortuga?" Stormwalker asked. "Hmm... i guess we will go and pick them up." Richard replied...

Chapter 7 : Edward The Terrible.

{C "There was once a man who was filled with greed, and rage. He betrayed his family, and left them. He then even had two sons, and even abandoned one. He even scared his brother, and took away everything from him. Some even say he killed his parents, but that rumor was eliminated because of Richard Goldvane, who knew the truth. He destroyed a piano with his bear hands, and even destroyed a book with nothing but a match and a small stick. He became a vicous Pirate, and caused destruction throughout Pirate land and Naval land. He then joined the EITC, and murdered his abandoned son's best friend, due to his abandoned son becoming a Pirate. Some say his brother scared him on the arm, and he wont stop untill he has his revenge on his family member. This is the story... of Edward The Terrible..." Said a gruffy voice, who was talking to a shelterd group of Pirates in a small underground safe. The crew shivered. "It's not so bad. At least we have light and a fair amount of room." Said Jack Can. "Yeah, but your a midget. You can fit anywhere." Will Goldvane replied. "Oh yeah.. forgot about that." Jack Can replied. {C The trap door opened. Will Goldvane pulled out his pistol, only to find his uncle, Richard Goldvane, holding the door open. "What are you waiting for, get up!" Richard said. The crew got out. "So.. you must be.. the captain" Said the gruffy voice. "Yes. You must be.. a new recruit." Richard replied. "Yep Just told them the story of Edward da terrible. I'm George Wargelsworth." Said the Gruffy voice of George. "Captain Richard Goldvane, at your service. Welcome to the crew. We need a new lookout. Crows nest." Richard said. "I always dreamed of being a lookout.. oh the excitment. WOOHOO... EHYEAYHH!...Um... sorry about that." said George. The entire town was on fire, and the crew was scared. {C But, then.. a figure appeared. "Hey.. that's Luke! Come back here!" Will said, while running after Luke the Terrible. "You'll never catch me, Goldvane! Haha!" Luke said, while running. Will continued to chase Luke untill they reached the meat area. Will unsheathed his sabre. He pointed it at Luke. "Don't make me.." Will said. Luke unsheathed his cutlass. Will and luke engaged, and a duel took place. With the entire town on fire, an occasional tree limb would fall. A limb hit Will's head, and he went unconscious. Jack Can then came down the path into the meat area. "Guys! I found hi.." Jack Can tried to say. A dart had hit his leg, causing him to fall down. He got up, and unsheathed his sword. "Get him!" The man who had the dart said to Luke. Luke unsheathed his sword, and dueled Jack. "Yehaw!!" Jack Can said as he picked up a limb, and threw it at Luke, causing Jack to have the upper hand. Jack Can then slashed at Luke, and knocked his sword out of his hand. But then, the man with the dart-shooter shot Jack Can with a dart again. This time, in the head. Jack Can went unconscious. The man then took Will and Jack to a dinghy. Luke followed "Look! There!" Said Jeremiah Watts, while pointing to the boat. He was in a small search party wich included him, Richard, and George. The rest of the crew heard Jeremiah, and came also. They all got into about 6 boats, and went to the Runner. "Follow that boat!" Richard demanded. And that's what they did. They sailed for about 5 hours, following the boat. The boat than docked at an Island. It was very stormy in the area.

{C The Runner also docked there. "Welcome to Isla Cruciowios" A sign read. Richard, Jeremiah, Stormwalker, Billy, and a man named Wallo Wango went to shore. "We need some new recruits. Me, Storm, and Billy will handle that." Richard said. Wallo Wango and Jeremiah went searching, and Richard, Storm, and Billy went to recruit. They went into a bar to recruit. They set up a small stand in a corner, with a side that read "Who wants to join the crew of the Green Runner?". Billy and Storm stayed at the stand, and Richard went around the bar to recruit. He walked up to a man who looked familiar. "Um.. is that a... dirty.. roughed up.. Francis Brigade hat?" Richard asked the man. "Ah, yes. Hey.. your Richard Goldvane, aren't ye?" Asked the man. "Yeah. How did ya know?" Richard asked. "I fought with your crew once. Not long ago, actually. As a soldier. Nah the Skeleton almost killed me." The man said. "What's your name?" Richard asked the man. "Jeffrey Blasthawk. Would still be in the Brigade, but... well. Francis lost a big battle against Captain Leon and Johnny Cothern the other week and uh... lost alot of money. Couldn't aford to pay everybody and.. well let's say i wasn't doing all my jobs and battle calls... actually none, really. I got into a bar fight with John Goldtimbers, and im kinda busy dealing with him." The man, Jeffrey Blasthawk, said. "Well, would ye like to join me crew?" Richard asked. "Sure, but on one condition. If we find John... I get to shoot 'em." Jeffrey said. "Agreed. Welcome aboard!" Richard said. "Oh and uh.. i got a buddy here who also left the brigade, due to it cumbling. After Johnny Cothern sent a large attack on the Brigade and killed his brother, he is with me. His name is Charles Swordeagle. He's over there." Jeffrey said. "I'll recruit him. But i must ask one question : Who is Johnny Cothern?" Asked Richard. "Oh... you might know 'em by his other name, : Scarface. He's an EITC Lord. He's got alot of history. You should check 'em out sometime in the uh.. EITC History books." Jeffrey replied. "He made the H. Book? Wow. He must be pretty amazing." Richard replied. "He sure is." Jeffrey said. Richard went over and recruited Charles. Charles joined in a heartbeat. "I left the stinky Brigade, after they let my brother die without ANY medical attention!!" Charles said. "Ill be happy to join, as long as can be a CANNONEER." Charles said. "Sure. We need a new one, anyway." Richard replied. "WooHOO! Woohoo! WoohooHooHoOHOO!" Charles said. "It's an honor. Can you promise me... one thing?" Charles said again. "Um... what?" Richard asked. "That if we find the Admiral who wouldn't give my brother medical attention... I can avenge him!" Charles said. "Uh... sure." Richard replied. Richard went back to the stand, hoping to see progress. One bearded dirty man had been recruited, and was named offcial rum tester of the ship. But Storm wasn't there. It was just Billy. Jeffrey and Charles came over behind the stand and waited. "Um.. where's Storm?" Asked Richard. "Dunno. Said he would be in the rum section. Went off with some girl." Billy replied. Richard then saw Storm on a table with rum and some chicken. But he was with a girl Richard had seen before........ he was with Sarah Waltstones! Richard approached the table. "Um... didn't i say NO MONKEY BUSINESS!?" Richard asked. "This isn't monkey business." Storm replied. "It's participating!" He said again. "He was just telling me about his superpowers." Sarah replied. "What superpowers?" Asked Richard. "You know... the talk to storms, control storms, walk on storms, etc..." Storm replied. "Oh yeah those FAKE ones! I remember those. Well, Sarah, he's making that u.." Richard said, but was interrupted by Storm saying "They are REAL!!! I use them everyday!". It was clear Storm wanted Sarah to believe that. "Sarah is now official second mate!" Storm said. "WHAT?!?!?!?!!!!" Richard demanded. "No no NO! I hereby undo that as captain of my own crew!!" Richard replied. "Fine.." Storm said. "But she's still coming with us" He said. Gunshots could be heard. Luke the Terrible and tons of Pirates and bandits invaded the bar. A man knocked Richard down, and had his sword at his throat... but then WOOSH. Charles had stabbed the Bandit. John Goldtimbers came in. "Johnny john johnoooh!!" Jeffrey said. "Blasthawk!" Goldtimbers said. Jeffrey pulled out his pistol, and shot him. But Goldtimbers got up. Jeffrey thought he missed, but then realized that he shot his arm. "Next time... you... Blasthawk!" Goldtimbers said, while running away. The crew of the Runner fought their way out, except for Sarah, who was being carried by Stormwalker. "Put me down!" She said. "It's for your own good." Storm replied. Storm carried her out, and the Crew fought many Pirates and bandits. Gunshots were all around. "Oh storms of storms... please carry Sarah to the Runner." Stormwalker asked the Storms.... nothing happened. Jeremiah and Wallo Wango came over with Jack and Will. The crew escaped the bar, but still had to fight. Charles grabbed a sword from a dead pirate, and now had twin cutlasses. "Bring it.. ON!!" He said to two big buffed up pirates. they both got on different sides of each other, and had their swords ready. They charged. Charles sat there for a second... and then backed up two seconds before the Pirates.....................hit each other! He then stabbed them both. "That's what you get!" Charles said. Stormwalker put Sarah down. She slapped him. "You forgot.. BLUEEYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" She yelled in rage. "Uh.. oh. Um.... oh yeah.... BlueEyes... your.... cat.... um... yeah... I remember.... her." Stormwalker said. It was clear he was in for it now... "It's a HE!!!!!" She said. "Oh eh... um... yeah... did i say her? I'm terribly sorry. I uh..." Storm tried to say.. but then..... "You can't talk to storms, your just a bragger!" Sarah said. Storm hesitated for a second... and then he fought his way back into the tavern. He searched for BlueEyes, untill he say a bandit stealing him. The bandit ran out the back door. "Come back here!!" Stormwalker said, while chasing the bandit. The bandit came over to the front of the tavern to join the rest of the Pirates, but then POW! Storm had shot him. He grabbed BlueEyes and went over to Sarah. "Thank you.................... but...... YOU COULD HAVE HIT BLUE!" Sarah screamed. "Don't worry... ive only shot 20 cats in this entire 2 months!" Storm said. "UGH!" She said. Richard approached Storm and said : "All that for a cat that belongs to some person that you'll never see again... bummer." Richard said. "She will be coming aboard!" Storm said. "It's bad luck to have a lady onboard, mate." Jeremiah said. But then... there was a HUGE problem. Billy sat in the boat... and he had sat on Bruce the hound! Bruce jumped up, and out of the boat. Sarah sat BlueEyes down. Bruce barked. "Meow!!" BlueEyes screamed while running away. Bruce chased him. "Get that crazy dog away from my beutiful Blue!" She said. Storm pulled out his pistol to shoot the hound................................................. "No!!!" Billy said. Billy tackled Stormwalker. He dropped his gun. They fought. Storm then unsheathed his twin Sabres. Billy grabbed a cutlass from a bandit. They dueled. Billy then dropped the cutlass, and grabbed a Broadsword from another dead bandit. They continued dueling. Luke then jumped out of his hiding spot, which was behind a barrel, and started dueling. Will, now free, grabbed a sabre, and lunged at Luke. Luke parried with his cutlass, and they dueled, smashing barrels, tables, boards, anything there. Sarah grabbed a sabre and started dueling pirates. "It's ok, there... little lady. I'll go easy on ya." Said a pirate. The pirate did a small attack on sarah, which she then parried, knocked the man's blade out of his hand, and then cut off his hand! "ARrGghhh! That's one skilled lady..." He said. She then kicked him in the face, knocking him over. She did similar attacks on other pirates, who underestimated her. Billy and Stormwalker continued dueling. Luke and Will also continued dueling. It was a huge epic battle raging throughout the town. Richard was finally using his Voodoo Staff again, and Flamming Skulling many bandits and Pirates. Jeffrey and Charles worked together on pirates, and team attacked them. Luke then knocked Wills blade out of his hand. "Ive been waiting for this..." He said. He got ready to deliver the killing blow, but then Jeremiah tackled him, knocking his blade out of his hand. They fist-fought. Will then grabbed his sabre, and pointed it at Luke. He stopped attacking Jeremiah, and then sat next to a barrel. "Any last words, Luke?" Will said. "I.. uh.... I surrender!" Luke said. "Tell us... where is Edward?" Asked Jeremiah. "Why would i tell you, bilge rat?" Luke insulted. "Where is.. EDWARD!?" Jeremiah asked again. Luke said nothing. Richard then walked over. "I would tell 'em, Luke. You do NOT want to see Jeremiah angry.." Richard said. "I'll never tell you where my father is! NEVER!" Luke said. "Unless you wanna be shark food, i would tell us NOW!!" Richard said. Richard clearly wasn't happy. As Luke opened his mouth to tell them, BlueEyes jumped on Richards face, scratching him. "Arggh.. arghh RAGGH!" Richard said. Bruce the hound, chasing BlueEyes, then jumped on him too, knocking him down. "Richard!" Jeremiah said, while going to help him.

{C Luke then punched Will in the face, and grabbed his sword. He then ran for the town. The dog and cat continued running. Richard got up. Richard made and angry face. He went over to Billy and Storm, who were still dueling. "You ok, Will?" Jeremiah asked Will. "Yeah.." Will said while getting up. "Stop. Stop!" Richard tried to get Storm and Billy to stop fighting. "Stop. Stop! STOP. STOP!" Richard couldn't stop them. He pulled out his voodoo staff, and did Wither. "Agghh!" Storm cried, while walking back. Billy fell to the ground. "Guys.... explain why YOUR dog, ( Richard pointed to Billy ), and YOUR CAT ( Richard pointed to Storm ) just RUINED our chances!!" Richard asked. "It's not my dog.. it.." Billy tried to say, but then.."It's SARAHS cat! I was only saving him! Storm said. "How dare you!?" Billy yelled. "Well, my state of things is MUCH more important than yours, with hating everything and whatnot!" Storm said. "UGH! Your lucky i don't have Richard kick you OUT!" Billy said. "I could kick YOU out, i'm the first mate!" Storm said. "No, Charles The Menace is!" Billy said. "That bilge rat is DEAD!" Storm yelled in rage. "NO he's not, he's a skeleton!" Billy said. "Dead people ARE Skeletons!" Storm said. "He's an UNDEAD Skeleton! For Jolly Roger!" Billy said. "ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Richard said. "Ill kick you BOTH out if this keeps up." Richard added. But then the pirates retreated. The strange thing was, they all went to one docked Ship. Then Will realized it was a crew, and not a regular band of bandits and pirates on the streets. The ship attacked the Runner, and fired at the island. "To the Runner!!!" Richard said. They got in their boats and headed there. Stormwalker grabbed Sarah, Sarah grabbed BlueEyes. They got into their boats and headed for the Runner. Two boats were sunk by the enemy ship's cannons. Will then spotted Luke climbing aboard the enemy ship. They arrived at the Runner. "Let's prove this ships name, RUN!!!" Richard demanded. So they retreated. But the enemy ship was on their tail. "Reer cannons at the ready!" Richard demanded. The enemy ship fired bow cannons. It was an epic chase. "Aww, come on! I'm not in the mood for ANOTHER ship battle!" Richard said. "But... Luke is on that vessel!" Will added. "True. I guess we could... BOARD!" Richard said, but it was too late, the enemy was already boarding the Runner. "What!? But.. we are a fast ship! Oh, well." Richard said. The enemy turned for a broadside, and then Richard saw the reer, and the name. The reer had a sign that read "Queen Anne's Revenge.". Richard then knew... this was the ship of the notorious Edward "Blackbeard" Teach.

{C Richard was glad he didn't board. So he attacked some attacking Pirates! The battle raged. Luke boarded, and killed a Pirate. "Where is.. Edward?" Will asked Luke. Luke smirked. "He was taken captive by Blackbeard. He needed a new second mate, and he hired me, not knowing I am his son. But you will be the next one to die at the hand of THIS sword." Luke said. "I don't think so, brother." Will unsheathed his sword. They dueled, with cannonballs almost hitting them. They dueled and moved to shelter. They ran into Richard's private cabin. A note layed on the ground which read "Sorry for wrecking your cabin. It was mostly The Menace ~ Stormwalker" They wrecked it even more. "Ah.. the family blade. Didn't know you still had it. Uncle Richard is lucky.." Luke said. "What?" Stormwalker asked. He was below decks dueling other Pirates. "I didn't know you were brothers. Wait... if your his brother.. then Richard and Edward are brothers! Richard and Edward The Terrible are brothers!" Storm said. Luke and Will dueled. Meanwhile, on the Queen Anne's Revenge, Edward The Terrible, or Edward Goldvane, escaped the brig. He swung over to the Runner. He grabbed a sword from a barrel."Brother..." He said. "Edward...." Richard said. "Take the wheel, Billy!" Richard said. "Does everything have to end in a ship battle?" Richard asked. "For me, no." Edward replied. The official Rum Tester threw rum in Edwards face. "GargRRGGHHH!" Edward screamed. The Rum tester went below decks. "We both have scarred each other. Is it time to see who makes the next move?" Edward asked. "Aye, Eddy. Now that your... EITC. I would have eliminated you earlier if I knew you didn't die at the battle at Black River." Richard replied. "I survived that skrimish. And don't call me 'Eddy'!!" Edward said. "Why? Because it reminds you of when we were normal brothers? Makes you regret your horrible decisions?" Richard asked. "I will NEVER regret my actions!!" Edward said evilly as he unsheathed his sword. "Oh... now your getting upset. Upset like a baby. Upset like you would always get when I beat you to the kitchen table and grabbed your favorite plate for dinner." Richard said while smiling. "Urraughh!" Edward said while swinging his sword at Richard. Richard dodged. Richard threw a cufflink. It hit Edwards cheeks. He pulled it out. "No..... No! It cannot be!! Why!?!?!?!?!?? Why you!?!?!?!??" Edward screamed in horror while looking at the sharp needle-ish cufflink. "What.... is it?" Richard asked. "Eh.... nothing." Edward said. "What are you doing just standing there? You could have just shot me with your repeater!" Edward said. "I think theres still hope for you. I don't want to kill you. I know I know, I said I would have, but... I think your still a good man. Please, come back to being a Pirate. Come back..... to being my brother." Richard said. Edward thought about this for a moment. Untill Luke and Will's duel came on-deck. They fought very hard. "At last! The fight is fueled!" Edward said. Richard gasped. "Your trying to destroy the Goldvane family!" Richard said. "Aye" Edward replied. "I agree! Let's destroy it!" Richard said. "Yes! I disliked our father! He was a bad man! Wait... are you agreeing with me?" Edward said. "Yes. Look behind you for the key of my decision." Richard said. Edward turned around. There was nothing but Blackbeards ship and crew. Richard then pulled out his pistol, loaded it, and aimed for Edward's head. Edward turned around quickly at the sound of Richard loading it. He tried slashing at Richard, but it was too late, Richard fired. The bullet had hit his eye. "Aharhhhh!" He said in pain. the pirates attacking the Runner saw this, and grabbed Edward. "It will be execution for YOU!" The Pirate said while grabbing Edward and bringing him back to Blackbeards ship. A pirate approached Richard. "Sorry. We thought you were with Edward, being his brother and all that. I'll tell the captain you mean no harm to us, after what I just saw." The Pirate said. "Thanks. Oh and... see how much your first mate is... well... sad?" Richard asked. "Yeah. So?" The pirate asked. "That's because he's Edwards son." Richard added. The Pirate grabbed Luke, who had lost against Will, and pulled him over to the other ship. After about half a minute, the enemy ship quit firing, and so did the Runner. The Pirates then swung back over to the Queen Anne's Revenge. The Revenge then sailed away. The crew recovered. "Ah... another goal finished." Richard said. "Where next?" Storm asked. "Yeah. I'm ready for another adventure!" Will said. "I think we owe The Menace a favor. Perhaps we should.." Richard started. "NO! Your not thinking of.. saving him, are you?" Stormwalker said. "Of course not! I was kidding." Richard said. "I hate kidding." Said.. you know who.... BLOODY BILLY!

A slight Catch-Up.

The main characters of the Crew: Richard - You know who he is.

Stormwalker - First mate. Wants to control storms. Likes Sarah

Bloody Billy. - You probably know, he hates everything but Hershey Bars.

Sarah Waltstones. - A lady who is yet to learn the adventures of sailing.

Jeffrey Blasthawk. - Former Francis Brigade soldier. Friend of Richard.

Charles Swordeagle. Pretty much same as Jeffrey. Though, a little less piratey and a little more nice.

George Wargelsworth - Old man who told the story fo Edward the Terrible.

Will Goldvane. - Nephew of Richard.

Jack Can - Midget.

Ben Can. - Jack's brother.

Jeremiah Watts. - Man in his early 60s who has been friends with all many Goldvanes. He took care of Will until he decided to join Richard to stop the EITC, Edward and Luke, and Jolly Roger.

Chapter 8: The Terrible Return.

{C The Crew of the Runner are now resting from many adventures at sea. They have faced EITC Soldiers, traitors, Voodoo Staff Collecters, dummies, Undead, and even Richards brother and Will's father, Edward.

"Alright, crew. We have a few options on what to do next." Richard said. "One: Continue our original quest and defeat EITC Soldiers and officials. Two: We go on a quest for the hidden treasures of Atlantis. Three: We plunder. Let's have a vote." Richard added. The crew voted and the answer was to go after the hidden treasure that lies in Atlantis. They started sailing to an Island where they thought they could get some information. But then, sails appeared. "Jack Can! Get to the crowsnest! See who is on that ship!" Richard ordered. "Why do I have to do it?" Jack Can asked. But then, Stormwalker barged into the conversation. "Because it's your JOB!!" Stormwalker said.

{C "Why can't Bloody Billy do it?" Jack asked. "Because.." But before Stormwalker could finish,.... "Because I hate doing it!" Bloody Billy interrupted. "Well.................. I hate doing it too!" Jack Can said. "I hate it more!" Bloody Billy added. "Nope. I hate it much more than you. You are busy hating other things, eating Hershey bars, and getting fat!" Jack Can insulted. "I'm not fat! You are! Your a midget, and your still fat!!" Bloody Billy said. "Well, your still the size of a whale! That's why you need to go into the ocean and hang out with people of your own size." Jack Can said. "I'm not the size of a whale!!" Bloody Billy said. "You know.. your right! Your bigger then a whale! So go hang out with a whale even though you are bigger then them. At least they are 1 percent of your size!" Jack Can said. Bloody Billy tackled Jack. Then, Ben Can tackled Bloody Billy. "Guys, stop! We can see the ship now anyway!" Stormwalker said. The didn't stop fighting. "If you continue.... you will be booted!!!" Stormwalker said. They stopped fighting, but all went below decks. Jack and Ben going down to the hammacks, and Bloody Billy going to the food supply. "Richard. You should know.... that the ship out there is flying a flag. I can't make it out." Stormwalker said. "So.. what's your point? Richard asked. "My point is it's not a cursed or Pirate ship, because it wouldn't have white sails and a flag." Storm added. "Will you go ahead and go to the crowsnest and see?" Richard asked. "Uh.. fine." Stormwalker said. He started climbing up. "Stormwalker! I need help finding BlueEyes!" Sarah said. Stormwalker climbed down as fast as he could and went to where Sarah was standing. She wore two long sleeve shirts, a vest, and two coats. She also had three pairs of pants on. "You cold?" Storm asked. "What a silly thing to ask! Of course I'm cold! Could you not see that I'm taking EXTREME messures?" Sarah said and asked. "Uh... let's find BlueEyes." Stormwalker said. "What a great idea!" Sarah said. They went below decks in search of the cat. "Uh.... fine. I'll get Jeremiah. Jeremiah! Go to the crowsnest!" Richard said. "Ok, captain!" Jeremiah replied.

Jeremiah went to the crowsnest. He stayed for about five minutes. He then came back down. "It's the EITC Mercuree!" Jeremiah said. "You mean that famous EITC schooner that is rumored to hold 100 pounds of Gold doublooms?" Richard asked. "Exactly. Probably has alot of gold. Captain, should we go after it? It is heading away from us." Jeremiah asked. "Yes, follow that ship!!" Richard replied.

The Runner followed the Mercuree for an hour. They followed the ship untill it reached it's course. It dropped anchor next to two EITC Tyrants. But, then, the crew noticed a bigger threat: The EITC Neptune! A feirce Ship of the Line was also parked next to the tyrants. The Tyrants looked empty. "Send boats and take over the Tyrants! Then... well,.... we will go from there." Richard said. The Runner sent boats of Pirates to take over the first Tyrant. The first boat of Pirates boarded the ship. It had many pirates on it, including Jack Can, Jeffrey Blasthawk, and Charles Swordeagle. "Woohoo! Wohoohoo WohooHooHoo!!" Charles said. "What did you find?" Jeffrey asked. "Gold! Three chests of gold!" Charles said. The Crew put the gold in the boat and continued searching. "Who goes there!?" An EITC Guard asked. "Uh...." Charles started. "Your pirates! All hands on deck, Pirates!!!" The Guard started screaming. Charles pulled out his pistol and shot the EITC Soldier. Three more came out of a small cabin. "Yahh!" One said as he attacked Jack Can with a Cutlass. Jack Can quickly parried with two daggers. Another guard attacked Charles with a cutlass, which was also parried by Charles. Then, the last guard, pulled out two pistols, and fired at Jeffrey. Jeffrey dodged, and went for cover. Then, as the guard was about to shoot, Jeffrey threw a barrel of gunpowder at the guard. Right as it was a foot away from him in the air, the guard shot his pistols. A huge explosion destroyed the guard, and the huge wave of air knocked Jeffrey overboard.

"Jeffrey!" Charles yelled while dueling a guard. He then stabbed the guard in the foot, causing him to drop his sword. Charles then delivered the killing blow on the Soldier. Charles then back-stabbed the guard that Jack was fighting, and then jumped overboard to save Jeffrey. He kept swimming, looking for Jeffrey. Meanwhile, on the Tyrant, ten more EITC Guards came from below decks. They carried cutlasses and sabres. One, with a golden hat, carried a broadsword. It appeared to be the captain. Charles came up with Jeffrey, who was unconscious. Charles grabbed Jeffrey’s pistol, along with his own. He loaded both. He fired and killed two guards. 7 guards and the captain were left. Jack Can threw two daggers, killing two more guards. Now there were 5 guards and the Captain. Many Pirates held off four of the Guards. The other guard attacked Jack Can with a sabre. Jack dodged. Jack then threw a dagger at the guard’s hand. “The pain! Oh, the pain!” The Guard said. Jack then used another dagger to cut off the hand. “OH THE PAIN! THE PAIN!! WHY ME?!” The Guard yelled. Jack Can then delivered the killing blow. “Because you attacked me, EITC Soldier.” Jack Can said. The Captain used his broadsword, and swiped a Pirate in half. He then stabbed another. Then, the captain sheathed his sword, and brought out his pistols. The man then shot two more pirates. It was just Jack, Charles, and Jeffrey, who was unconscious. The Captain wore a Admirals Hat, the normal EITC Uniforms, and had grey hair with a slight beard.The EITC Captain aimed for both Jack and Charles with his two pistols. As he was about to shoot, George Wargelsworth, the old man who had told the story of Edward The Terrible, came aboard. “Leave my crew alone!!” He said. The man took his pistol away from Charles, and pointed it at George. “No!!” Charles said as he loaded his pistols. But it was too late, the Captain fired the pistols. Jack dodged, but George was caught off-guard. George fell overboard. “George!” Jack Can screamed. “You filthy bilge rat!” Charles said as he dropped his pistols. He then unsheathed his sword. Enraged, he lunged forward and stabbed the EITC Captain, killing him. Jeffrey woke up and saw the dead soldiers. He looked at Charles. “Uh…. Woohoo?” Jeffrey asked. Charles pointed to George. “No.. not this time..” Charles said sadly. “Oh… he died? But.. Who?” Jeffrey asked. Charles pointed to the Captain. “Oh..” Jeffrey said.

{C More Pirates boarded the Tyrant. The ship was now taken over. They sailed it until it was right next to the Runner. The beginning of a fleet. {C "Alright. We lost many Pirates. We are going to use this Tyrant, along with the Runner, and crush that other Tyrant." The plan was set.

{C "Sir, the other Tyrant is gon-" But before an EITC Lieutenant could finish, he was interrupted. - "Sir! The other Tyrant is now sailing with.... a Pirate ship!" An EITC Soldier yelled. The captain looked stunned. He wore a black tricorne with the regular EITC Uniforms. He had red hair and a spanish Eye-patch.

{C The two ships then prepared to sink the other Tyrant. "Sir, orders! We don't want to end up like Beckett!" A soldier said. "Uh... I, uh... have a stomach cramp! Lieutenant, take charge!" The Captain said. {C "Uh.. eh um...... uh... abandon ship!!" The Lieutenant ordered. "But sir... are you... sure?" A man asked.

{C "Yeah... um... that's an uh... a um... uh... that's an uh... order! Yes, that's an order!" The Lieutenant ordered.

{C The Captain jumped overboard. One minute later, the rest of the crew went crazy, some loading cannons, and some jumping overboard.

{C The two ships fired explosives and round shot. An occasional firebrand would be seen. The Tyrant was just sitting there firing a couple cannons and getting blown up. The ship exploded and sunk into peices. "Alright. Good. Now we are going to board the Mercuree." Richard said.

Two guards stood staring at the Crew as they boarded. "Remember, the captain said if this happens, RUN" A guard said. "No, he specifically said we ATTACK" The other guard said. They kept arguing as the crew took tons of loads of gold into their boats and took it to the Runner. They made several trips, and the guards just argued. "Run!! They are pirates! I know the captain would rather not risk us two fine soldiers!" Guard one said. "No, he would want the pirates dead! I know him!" The second guard said. After an hour, the entire Mercuree ship was gold-free. Richard and Stormwalker decided to take a look around the ship. The busted into the Captains Cabin.

"Hmm. What's this? Jeffrey Redscurf's Diary??" Richard said as he picked up Jeffrey Redscurf's diary. Jeffrey Blasthawk overheard part of this. "Did someone call?" Jeffrey asked. "Oh, no. Just someone with the same name as you has a diary in here." Richard replied. "Not just someone. The captain of this ship!" Stormwalker said while looking at a spare supply of Captain's hats on the floor. "Oh. Well, just wondering." Jeffrey replied as he walked away and grabbed a jar of gold from the cabin. "Why didn't we see that?" Stormwalker asked. "Dunno." Richard replied. They searched the room.

Footsteps could be heard. "Who is on the ship? Surrender!" A Navy Sergeant came up and asked Richard."Uh.. who are you?" Stormwalker asked "I.. am Sergeant Piggles! The most rewarded, notorious, badged-earned, longest serving Sergeant in the entire British Empire!" Sergeant Piggles said. "Oh. Nice to know. Now, lock yourself in the brig, please." Richard asked. "Unless you wanna get tied up." Stormwalker added. The man ran away. Two minutes later, the sound of a brig locking could be heard.

"Storm, look! EITC Codes! All that is not in the EITC secret codes are the words '-Lord Scarface of the EITC.'." Richard said.

"Wow. We need to turn these in. We need to show them to someone who can figure them out." Stormwalker replied.

"Wait, every EITC Cabin has the meanings of each symbol on some paperwork! I saw them in a cabin on a Sentinel i boarded the other day. Didn't keep them, though". Richard said.

"Well.... let's look!" Stormwalker replied. They searched the room. "Look. EITC Code symbol meanings! It's written on the box. But it's empty!" Richard said. The box was empty.

"Great.... now what?" Stormwalker asked.

"Well... I say we find the crews of those Tyrants and the Mercuree. They must have fled into the jungle. It's raining, so we should be able to follow footprints in the mud." Richard said.

The Mercuree sailed back to the Runner and the crew went back on the Runner to arrange the search.

The Mercuree was now empty, other than the man in the brig and the two guards, who were fed fresh meals.

"This is the best food i have had in a decade." Muttered a guard.

"Alright, here is a list of the people going to the jungle/forest search: Me, Stormwalker, Jeffrey, Charles, Jeremiah, and Willam, and four other people who.. I forgot their names. Savvy?" Richard said.

"Savvy for me!" Stormwalker said. "Aye!!" Many crew members said.

"Wait! I want to go!" Ben Can said. "I haven't gotten to go on these adventure quests. My brother Jack gets to do, and we are almost equal in skill. He's only a little better." Ben Can added.

"Uh... ok, then. Ben is added to the list!" Richard said. "Good luck, brother." Jack Can said.

The crew equaled half of the crew on the Runner, and half on thr Tyrant, and none on the Mercuree, for it had little cannons.

The crew set off in a boat, which had the Crew members: Richard, Storm, Ben, Jeremiah, Will, Charles, Jeffrey, and four regular swashbucklers. The boat reached land.

"Jeffrey and Charles, mind the boat." Richard said. "Uh.. why us?" Charles asked. "Somebody has to do it. Besides, your probably tired from the fighting you did on that Tyrant. You guys were heros." Richard replied.

Richard, Storm, Jeremiah, Will, Ben, and the four pirates started exploring the beach. "I was right! Footprints! They go into the Jungle. Let's go!" Richard said. They followed the prints fast. Just so you know I only brought a pistol, cufflinks, and a sword this time." Richard said.

"Why didn't you bring your Voodoo Staff?" Stormwalker asked. "I uh.. forgot." Richard replied.

The Crew continued. A noise could be heard. "What.... is.. that?" Ben Can asked. "Not sure..." Stormwalker replied. "REEA!" Some monster screeched from behind the bushed. Then... all of the sudden, a huge King Flytrap's neck and head appeared. "Ahhh!!!" A pirate yelled as the monster grabbed him, pulled him into the bushes and ate him. Richard pulled out his pistol. Stormwalker unsheathed his sword. Ben Can and Will Goldvane each unsheathed twin daggers, and Jeremiah pulled out a small hammer. Then, the head came back, but it wasn't alone, two more came out with it. Three King Flytraps. Richard fired his pistol. The Flytrap screeched in pain, and then lunged forward to eat Richard. Richard prepared himself for death, when all of the sudden, Ben Can threw two daggers. The Flytrap, enraged, lunged for Ben Can. Then, Stormwalker swiped the monster's head off.

The next two Flytraps lunged for the crew. The three regular pirates pull out pistols The all shot, and only one hit a monster. One monster lunged for Will. Ben Can used two more dagges and stabbed it's neck. It looked more furious than the first. It appeared to be more agressive. Richard then shot it. Stormwalker then tried to make a lightning bolt strike it, but it didn't work. The Flytrap tried for Richard. Jeremiah threw his hammer, which cut off it's head. The crew alll teamed up on the next flytrap, and it eventually went back into the bushes. "Let's keep moving." Richard said. "No, it's almost dead! It is going to come back unless we kill it!" Stormwalker said. "Well, I guess your right." Richard said. They went into the bushes. The Flytrap was surrounded by tons of dead, or eaten, EITC Soldiers. "Well, it looks like those crews lost alot of men." Jeremiah said. "Yeah... yehaw! We won't have to face as many! Yeehaw!" Ben Can said.

"Aye, but that shows that these flytraps are powerful." Stormwalker said. The Flytrap recovered, and attacked. It lunged for Will. Will tried to run, but it caught his leg. "Ahh! Help!" Will cried as his leg was almost ripped off. When all of the sudden.... WHOOSH! Richard slashed the head off. "Whew." Stormwalker sighed in relief. "William, are you ok?" Jeremiah asked. "I don't know. That plant was very strong." William said in a weak voice. "You two pirates! Take William back to the boat. There should be some healing tonics in the boat." Richard ordered. The two pirates carried Will and soon were out of sight, heading to the beach. "Let's continue." Richard said. So, Storm, Jeremiah, Ben, and the two scruffy pirates followed orders, and they continued. They followed the footprints utill the rain got heavier. "This should slow them down!" Stormwalker said. "Yeah, and us too! Let's hurry. They don't know were following them. I can tell by the prints that we are getting closer." Richard replied. They kept going. They passed seven types of trees, over thirty types of plants, and very weird snake-type things, untill the footprints lead them to the group of EITC Soldiers. "Sir, it's not here." A soldier said. "It is here. I didn't lead this expedition for nothing. General Duckfish want's the sword, and i'm sure in for great promotion from captain to commodore once we find it. The map says it should be here." Said what appeared to be the captain. "I count ten Soldiers, not including the captain" Storm said. "We can take that." Ben replied. "I don't know. That's alot of soldiers." Jeremiah said. "Me and Richard have defeated harder ennemies" Storm said. "Now!" Richard said. The crew jumped out of the bushes, and attacked the soldiers. In a few seconds five had died. "Who goes there?" The captain asked. "Captain Richard Goldvane, here, mate!" Richard said. "I sunk one of your ships out there. I also took over two of 'em." Richard added. "Goldvane. The name is familiar. I am Captain Jeffrey Rescurf." The Captain, Jeffrey, said. "Ah. I saw your diary." Stormwalker said. "You filthy pirates! You took the Mercuree!" Redscurf said. "Aye, we did." Richard said. "Lieutenant Goldvane, kill these pirates!" Redscurf said. "Lieutenant Goldvane?" Richard asked. "Yes sir." The Lieutenant said. And then Richard saw a face that was all too familiar....... Edward. "Oh, i'll kill that one first. The brother one." Edward said. A clash of thunder seemed to sound more evil as it errupted after he said that. "I have something to say to you, Edward!" Jeremiah said. "Soldiers, attack the other pirates. I'll deal with this Jeremiah one." The four soldiers attacked the scruffy pirate, Richard, Storm, and Ben. Edward had his full EITC uniform on. He also had an eye-patch over his right eye. "I thought Blackbeard took you captive." Jeremiah said. "He did. But I escaped, savvy?" Edward said. Jeremiah unsheathed his sword. "Do you really wanna challenge me, old man?" Edward said as he unsheathed his sword. "I will anyday." Jeremiah said as he lunged forward to attack Edward. Edward parried, and then took the offensive. Jeremiah was doing well for his age, but he was still not doing well. Jeremiah then pulled his sword back, and prepared for a crushing blow, but then.. Edward quickly took the open shot, and delivered a killing stab. Jeremiah dropped his sword, and fell to the ground. Edward pulled his sword out of Jeremiah's body. "Richard and Storm each killed their guard. The scruffy pirate and Ben were still dueling. Richard saw Jeremiah. "Jeremiah! Not happening... oh.... not happening." Richard said as he walked in circles moaning the same words. Storm slapped him. "Blueba! Thanks!" Richard said. He went over to edward. "Brother bear.." Edward said. "Brother Eddy..." Richard replied. "Don't! Ah, stop! Stop calling me that!" Edward said. "Ok, Eddy boy." Richard replied and smiled. "Arggh!" Edward said as he attack Richard. Richard parried, and took a step back. "Why do you hate that name, huh? I know. It reminds you of mum. How she use to... call you that. It makes you sorry for what you did. You don't belong away from your family. You need to think. Your a bad man, Edward, but you can still be part of the Goldvane family. Will is over at a boat, hurt! And now Jeremiah is dead, because of you. If you don't apologize and come back, you will never be able to, and you'll regret your entire life!" Richard said. Edward paused. "ARHHHH!!!!!" He said, enraged, as he swiflty attacked Richard with multiple master attacks. Richard parried all of them, with struggle. They continued dueling. Storm and Redscurf were just watching their teammates in battle. Ben killed his guard, and the scruffy pirate was killed. Ben dueled the scruffy pirate's soldier. "You stink, yeehaw!" Ben said.

"Ive never seen a duel this intense!" Stormwalker said. Storm was right, it was a very intense duel between brothers. Ben Can stood next to Stormwalker and watched the battle. "Wait.. my men are.. gone!" Redscurf said. "You'll pay for this, pirates! I must find this sword and get a promotion. I lost 75 percent of my soldiers to plants, I can't find the sword, and now all my men but one are dead!" Captain Redscurf said with rage. He pulled out his pistols. "You'll pay!!" Redscurf shouted as he shot them both at Ben Can. Ben can dodged one, but the other hit him straight in the chest. "Ben!" Stormwalker said as he went to help Ben. The captain began reloading. "Take care.... of Jack. Kill... the... captain. Yee...haw." Ben said. "I will!" Storm said. He turned around and slashed the pistols out of the captain's hands. He then pointed his sword at the captain. The captain stepped back and unsheathed his own sword. He attacked Storm, and the battle ensued. They blocked, attacked, blocked, and attacked. Richard and Edward fought like wild tigers, Storm and the captain fought like fancy fencers. But then, 10 more EITC soldiers entered the area. "Arrest them!" Redscurf ordered. They followed orders and attacked storm and Richard. Richard threw a cufflink, and Storm threw a dagger. "We could use Ben!" Storm said. "Where is ben?" Richard asked. "Dead." Stormwalker said. "Dang. so is Jeremiah". Richard replied. "Let's hide in the bushes and then come back with a plan!" Storm said. "Good idea!" Richard said as they ran into the pushes. "Let them run! Dig this up!" Redscurf said. The soldiers took the shovels that the previous crew had brought. Edward was very tired from the dueling. He sat down on a stump. The soldiers dug up a sheath. "Here it is! But.. where's the sword?" Redscurf asked. "There's a note here, sir." A soldier picked up a note and handed it to the captain. Hello, East India Company. I am sorry to inform you that you expedition is a little late. I have the sword now. Yes, I know you had the map, But I made a copy of it before you stole it. I got here first. Don't worry, your expedition won't be for nothing. Ive left 100 Gold here, since I know how much you want that promotion, Redscurf. Also, the sheath should sell for a good 50 gold. Fair winds. Signed, - El Fantasma. The note shocked Redscurf. "Nooo!!!!" He said in anger. Richard and storm were sneaking to the footprint path. Richard went to pick up Jeremiah's sword. He picked it up and put it in one of his spair sheaths. He went for Ben's. However, a rock had gotten on the sword. When he picked it up, the rock fell on a stick, and the stick broke, making a noise. "Kill them!" Redscurf said. The soldiers pulled out their muskets, Redscurf unsheahed his sword, and so did Edward. Richard and storm took off. "Yee...haw." Ben Can said as his final words. The soldiers chased Richard and Storm. Flytraps attacked them every few minutes. Only a couple soldiers were eaten. They all continued running untill they reached the beach. Load noises could be heard. "Is that thunder?" Storm asked. "No! It's cannon fire!" Richard said. And there it was. The Queen Anne's Revenge. "Oh great, those guys again." Storm said. "Probably looking for Edward!" Richard replied. Now that the EITC soldiers lost two men, Richard attacked. Charles and Jeffrey helped. Four soldiers were killed, with six more. They killed another four. Then, they killed the other two. Edward and Redscurf were about to attack, when a boat came ashore. It was Blackbeard and his zombie crew. "Oh... no." Edward said.

Black beard unsheathed his pistol. "Your no match for us with the Neptune!" Edward said. Blackbeard fired. "No.. fair." Edward said as he fell to the ground, dead. Richard almost attacked Blackbeard, but decided not to.

"My business here is done." Blackbeard said. ( Visit "Edward The Terrible" to learn more about Blackbeard's rivalry with Edward. ) Blackbeard then went back into his boat, and they rowed back to the Queen Anne's Revenge, which then held fire on the Neptune. Within ten minutes the Queen Anne's Revenge fled the area. "Spare me!" Jeffrey Redscurf said. "We'll take 'em back to the Mercuree and put him with Piggles." Richard said. And they put him in the boat, and took off to the Mercuree. They dropped Redscurf in the brig, and then went to the Runner. "Let's flea before the Neptune attacks!" Richard said. "Where is... Ben?" Jack asked. "Uh.. he.. uh.. didn't quite make it." Storm said. Jack went below decks. 'Will, you better?" Richard asked. "Yeah, mostly, still can't walk. Hey, where's Jeremiah?" Will asked. "Well, William, he uh.. isn't alive, right now." Richard said. "No! Who killed him?" Will asked. "Uh.... Edward." Richard replied. "The worm! I'll... i'll... i'll.." William started. "Will, he's already dead. Blackbeard killed him." Richard replied. "Oh. And.. what of Luke?" Will asked. "No idea." Richard replied. The Neptune was out of sight. "Alright crew, attention! I think the EITC is after some kind of sword. We have EITC codes! Which means, we can use them to acces EITC information. We will get someone to modify them for us and figure this out. We are sailing torward Port Royal to modify them. Understood?" Richard said. "Aye!!" The crew said. The Runner, followed by the Mercuree and the Tyrant, sailed torward Port Royal...

Chapter 9: A New Quest Begins

It was a windy day at sea. A normal day. A fair-sized ship sailed fast through the windy conditions. It sailed untill it reached a small island, which had a warship docked at it. The Warship's rear namtag read "The Harkaway". The fairly sized ship docked next to the Harkaway, and boarded Jolly Roger's massive warship. One man walked aboard. He wore a purple top-hat, a purple coat, a green shirt, black jeans, and fancy silver boots. He stood tall, and seemed calm. "At last, my newest Bountyhunter has arrived!" Jolly Roger said. "You must be the leader of the Skeleton Army." The man said. "Aye. And... what was your name again?" Jolly asked. "Well, Skull. Dr. Skull, actually." Dr. Skull said. "I like the name. Anyway,... eh.. what are your..... skills?" Jolly asked. "I am a very powerful Witchdoctor. I carry a powerful voodoo staff, and magical abillities." Dr. Skull said. "Good. Because one Bountyhunter, actually quite similar, failed. A dummy succeeded, but I was ambushed." Jolly said. "A dummy, eh? And what do you mean... similar?" Dr. Skull asked. "Yes, a Dummy. And this first bounty hunter collected Voodoo Staffs. I marooned him after he failed. He then actually sided with the target and ambushed me. The dummy helped quite alot with the capture." Jolly said. "And... where is this.. first bountyhunter now?" Dr. Skull asked. "I turned him as a skeleton. He is over there." Jolly said and pointed to The Menace in skeleton form. Dr. Skull had a look. "I'll bring you this.. Goldvane if you give me a very... strange type of payment." Dr. Skull said. "What is the payment you want?" Jolly asked. "That skeleton. I want him human. Also, i'll take his weapons." Skull said. "Ah... alright. He has two voodoo staffs, and a sword." Jolly replied as he handed the weapons, and began transforming The Menace into a human. "You may take the payment now, but bring me Goldvane. "What is... going on?" The Menace asked. "Come." Skull said as he lifted The Menace with his Voodoo Staff, along with The Menace's weapons. He then put them on his ship. He begun to go back. "Remember, you have one week! DON'T fail!!!" Jolly yelled. "You can trust me, Undead Leader" Dr. Skull said as he boarded his ship. The ship appeard to be empty. It was only Dr. Skull and the Menace. "Uh... Skull!" The Menace said. "What is it, Charles?" Dr. Skull asked. "What happened?" The Menace asked. "Jolly Roger hired me, turned you human, gave you to me, and gave me one week to go after Richard Goldvane. Understand?" Dr. Skull said. "Yes. But you can't trust Jolly! We must destroy him!" The Menace said. "I have no intentions on attacking Jolly Roger for your capture." Dr. Skull said. "What!? I must get my revenge!" The Menace said. "I plan on punishing the tool of your defeat, a Dummy by the name of Slappy." Skull said. "What!? He marooned me before he even knew of that dum dum dummy!" The Menace said. "The maroon was because you failed, and when you fail, you are punished!! If it weren't for the dummy, you would have never been turned into a skeleton, which costed me my entire payment!!!" Dr. Skull yelled. "Fine. Let's return home. But just because you won't help me, doesn't mean I won't get my revenge." The Menace said. Dr. Skull sighed. "If only you still had your powers..." He said. "Well, at least I have my sword back." The Meance said. "Your sword isn't strong, like your first one was. Now, are you going to help we track down this Goldvane?" Dr. Skull replied. "No, i will focus on getting my revenge on Jolly Roger." The Menace said. "Well.. i'll start on the hunt tomorrow, for now, I need to punish that dummy." Dr. Skull said.

The ship sailed away into the horizon, as Dr. Skull prepared to punish Slappy The Dummy.

Meanwhile, on the Green Runner, Richard and his crew are sailing torward Port Royal. Followed by a taken-over Tyrant, and the EITC Mercuree ( Also taken-over ), the small fleet sailed peacefully.

"You alright, Will?" Richard Goldvane asked Will Goldvane. "Yeah. Just.. wasn't ready for Jeremiah to go." Will said. "Well, he was getting old anyway. He wouldn't want to die any other way. He hated Edward." Richard replied. "So.. what is our next big adventure?" Will asked. "Well, we are gonna figure out these EITC Codes. There is a business in Port Royal that identifies these codes. Hopefully, their still in business." Richard said. "I thought we were after Atlantis." Will said. "Well.. we are. Were just going after these codes first." Richard replied. "Ok, then." Will replied. "By the way, is your leg any better?" Richard asked. "Yeah, it's just about fully healed. The tonics were the real trick." Will replied.

"Captain! We are approaching Port Royal!" Jack Can, who was in the crowsnest, said. "Good! Keep an eye out for Navy and EITC Ships." Richard said.

"Captain! You said it. Navy and EITC Ships are guarding the island! I count 2 EITC and 2 Navy." Jack Can said.

"Alright, listen up! I want everyone on the mercuree to go to the Tyrant. The Tyrant will then have enough of a crew to last a battle. We'll send in the Tyrant to sink a couple, and then we'll handle the rest." Richard ordered. The Mercuree was soon empty, and the Tyrant had a fair-sized crew. The Tyrant prepared for battle. The two EITC Ships were an Ogre and a Barracude. The Navy ships were a Monarch and a Man-O-War.

The Tyrant went bewteen the two Navy Ships, and fired all the cannons it could. Wallo Wango was on the Tyrant, and fired an Explosive at the Monarch. Combining the Explosive hitting a barrel of gunpowder, and the other cannons that were fired, the Monarch sunk. The Man-O-War was now taking heavy fire. The Tyrant had very strong wood, so it did well. In a few minutes the Man-O-War was sunk, but the Tyrant was damaged. The two EITC Ships took fire on the Tyrant. Two esplovies were fired at the Barracuda, and it then started falling apart. The Tyrant focused all fire on the Barracuda. The Barracuda had no chance, and sunk. However, the Orge fired explosives. The Tyrant was heavily damaged. The Tyrant was overwhelmed, and sunk. Wallo Wango jumped overboard, along with a few other pirates. The Runner readied their cannons. "Get explosives ready!!" Richard said. The crew moved as fast as they could. The Ogre sailed torward them. It appeared to be heading for the Runner's port side. "Prepare port side guns!" Richard ordered. The Ogre got in range, and fired. "Fire!!" Richard said. The two ships fought feircly, but combining the explosives and the damage that the Tyrant did to the Ogre, it just couldn't hold together, and sunk. The crew cheered, and sailed torward the island.

They docked. "Alright, i'm taking Stormwallker, Billy, and Jack." Richard said.

The four pirates went ashore. "Keep an eye out for Royal Guards" Stormwalker said. "Aye, this port is infested with 'em." Richard agreed. "I hate Royal Guards!" Bloody Billy complained. "Let's climb up that rock bridge. It should be a good way to avoid the most Guard-invested part of town" Richard said. The crew swam a little to the bridge, and climbed up. "You! This area is off limits!" A Royal Guard said. The crew got up. "Uh... why?" Stormwalker asked. "We are taking down a building!" The Royal Guard replied. "One building? Just one makes an entire area off limits?" Stormwalker asked. "Well, this entire island is off limits to pirates." The guard replied. "How do you know we are pir--" Billy tried to say, but Stormwalker covered his mouth. "Pirates!!!" The guard yelled. Three more guards quickly came with swords drawn. They attacked. Stormwalker parried an attack, and then grabbed the guard who attacked him, and threw him below the bridge into the water. Richard stabbed a guard. Jack Can dodged an attack, making a guard go into the water. It was only the first guard left. They tied him up, and continued. "Bad news!" Richard said. "What is it" Stormwalker asked. "Looks like the building they are taking down, is the building we were headed to." Richard Said. "Well that stinks, let's just go back" Billy said. "Hold on" Stormwalker said. He approached a building. A sign read "Area off limites. Building being taken down due to anti EITC owners.". "Great. I told him when he set up not to make shop on Port Royal! I mean why make a business that identifies EITC codes on Port Royal, just why!" Richard said. The building barely had anything left on it. A small wall with two windows was the only part of it that wasn't torn down. "What's that?" Billy asked. Storm listened...... "Guards! Marching!" He said. "Go go go!" Richard said. The crew ran right, torward the 'tall stairs' area. "Go that way!" Storm said as he pointed to a small forrest path. The crew went in the path. A gypsy was brewing potions. They hid behind her wagen. The Navy Guards kept marching untill they reached the bottom of the tall stairs. A man in a navy blue coat, a yellow shirt, black pants, black boots, and a tall navy blue hat, that matched his coat, came down the stairs. He was escorted by four elite Navy guards, and one officer. He had a a large grey beard, that went below his neck, and a black metal eye-patch. He reached the bottom. A guard that seemed to be leading the small marching group stepped forward. "Genral Duckfish, sir!" The guard said. "Yes, Sergeant?" General Duckfish, and/or the bearded man said. "We have news! Two ships were spotted in the far bay area. One was a green and gold War Frigate, and the other was... the Mercuree ( Mer-cree )" The sergeant said. "Ah... I believe I saw a green and golden War Frigate at the small battle off of that unexplored jungle island." Duckfish responded. "We took the Murcuree back, but the other ship escaped, and fled the area." The Sergeant said. "Good. Who was onboard?" Duckfish asked. "Jeffrey Redscurf, and Sergeant Piggles." The Sergeant responded "Redscurf? Bring him here, now! He may have the sword." Duckfish ordered. "Sir, there's one other problem." The sergeant said. "And what is that, Sergeant?" Duckfish asked. "Joe Bane. We don't know what to do with him." The sergeant said. "Lord Scarface has ordered his execution TODAY. I thought you knew. I sent a soldier to inform you." Duckfish replied. "Well.. he never arrived. We will bring Redscurf and piggles to you, and execute Bane right away, sir!" The Sergeant replied, as he ran torwards the docks. Duckfish decided to follow

"Did you hear that?" Richard asked. "What?" Storm asked. "The Runner was forced to flee." Richard said. "And Joe is gonna be dead" Billy said. "Joe is the guy who had the codes, right?" Storm asked. "Aye..." Richard replied. "What now?" Bloody Billy asked. "Not sure. Jack, any ideas?" Richard asked. "No." Jack replied. Jack didn't seem to happy after Ben had died. "Let's go to the dock area" Richard said. "But..." Billy tried to say. "No buts! We should be able to get on an EITC ship and get the codes for the secret EITC language on that note we found. Then, we'll use a dinghy and head to the Runner" Richard said. "How about me and Jack get the dinghy, and you and Storm get the codes?" Billy asked. "Sure!" Richard said.

Jack Can approached a small beach area and prepared a dinghy. "Sorry about Ben." Billy said. "Eh.. it's ok. Sorry for calling you a whale." Jack Can replied. "It's no problem." Billy said. The boat was prepared. They pushed it into the water. Meanwhile, Richard and Stormwalker were sneaking around on the dock. "How are we gonna do this?" Richard asked. "Your the captain.." Stormwalker replied. "Wow, thanks, your very helpful" Richard replied. They got onto the dock. "Whoa!" Storm said as he pulled Richard behind a barrel. It was Duckfish and some navy guards. Redscurf and Piggles were talking to him. It looked like Redscurf was showing Duckfish the strange note he dug up. Richard and Storm took their chance, and sneaked by. There were two EITC vessels in the bay now, and the Runner could be seen from in a distance away. Richard and Stormwalker climbed aboard and EITC vessel. The crew didn't noticed. They unsheathed their swords, and attacked the guards. The crew wasn't very big, they thought. But then, ten EITC soldiers came from below decks. "To the cabin!" Richard yelled. They broke into the cabin, shut the doors, and then put a couple shelfs and other things against the door. "Find the codes!" Richard said. They searched around for the codes. "Here!" Richard said. Soldiers started shooting the door, and it was about to be opened. Richard had the box of codes in his hands. "We need something to use to break out of this window. "Hey Richard, look at this dummy." Storm said. "I hate dummies. Though, this person does look familiar. Let's leave it" Richard said. "It says it floats. It's our best chance." Storm said. But before Richard could answer, The guards and soldiers broke in. "Go!" Richard said. Stormwalker used the dummy to break the back windows. They both jumped out. Richard got the box of codes and put them on the floating dummy. "Good thing I closed the box." Richard said. Storm popped out of the water, and held on to the dummy. Yelling could be heard from the ship. Billy and Jack arrived with the dinghy, Richard put the codes in the boat, and then jumped in. Stormwalker jumped in..... holding the dummy. "Why are you saving that?" Richard asked. "Are you thinking what i'm thinking?" Stormwalker asked. "Yeah.." Richard said. Richard jumped out of the boat, and climbed up the latter into the ship. He pushed another boat down, and slashed at a soldier. He jumped down into that boat. He then jumped to the boat that Jack, Billy, and Storm were in. Storm then threw the dummy into the other boat. They all started rowing. The EITC vessel started firing cannons. The other vessel approached the area. It fired at both boats. The boat that the dummy was in was hit, and peices of wood went everywhere. A burning wooden arm landed on their boat. Words on the arm read "Edward Teach Blackbeard". "That's why he looks familiar.." Richard said.

They rowed and rowed and luckily avoided cannon fire, but their situation did not look good. The Runner was not very close, and the EITC ships wouldn't keep missing. "We need to get the ship!" Stormwalker said. "Well duh..." Billy replied.

Meanwhile, on the Runner...

"I hear cannonfire!" William said. "Should we do something?" Charles asked. "Maybe...." Jeffrey said.

"Who is in charge?" A skinny pirate asked. There weren't many pirates onboard, as alot had been killed lately.

"I think Will" Charles said. "But I don't know how to steer" William said. But then, he saw the boat the others were in. He grabbed the wheel, and turned the ship torward the boat. "Should Jeffrey be steering? He's the one who drove us away from the EITC ships." Charles asked. "Im gonna give it a shot.." Will said.

William drove the ship the best he could. "Orders, sir!" Jeffrey said. "Uh.... prepare some cannons!" William said. "Which cannons, sir?" Jeffrey asked. "I don't know! Your the cheif gunner, use your knowledge, you bilge rat!" Will said. "Sorry... got.. carried away." William added. "It's ok, sir!" Jeffrey said as he loaded a bow cannon. "Sir, could you hard to port?" Charles asked as he loaded a Starboard cannon. "Sure..." Will said as he harded to Starboard. "Uh... sir you went Starboard." Jeffrey said. "Oh. Thought you ment use the cannons on the port side." Will said as he then harded to port. "The Runner is coming!" Stormwalker said.

The Runner pulled up next to the boat. The crew got on. The boat was then destroyed by cannonfire. "Prepare all guns!" Richard said. "You heard 'em!" Stormwalker said. "Fire! Port side guns!" Richard said. The Runner's cannons caused severe damage to one of the EITC Ships, and many of the EITC's cannons were disabled. They started turning toward the open ocean, but the EITC ships prepared to sandwich them, in otherwords, sink them like Beckett. The EITC Warships then fired bow cannons. "We are gonna toward to the port side! So, Port side cannons again!" Richard said. The Runner fired oncemore. All of the cannons aimed for one EITC Vessel. It caused damage, but the ship just kept going. "Aim for the upper bow deck!" Richard ordered. "Why, sir?" Jeffrey asked. "Because there's.. something up there.. just do it!" Richard ordered. The crew fired cannons to the spot Richard had ordered. the ship exploded into peices.

"The power of explosives..." Richard said. "Orders?" Stormwalker asked. "We should run away. I didn't gather explosives and put them next to a gunpowder barrel on that one, so... let's go!" Richard said.

The runner sailed as fast as it could. It was smaller than the EITC Vessel, so it was clearly going to outrun it.

However, the EITC Warship fired more front cannons. This time, many more. The ships were out of the bay area and sailing into open sea. The EITC ship stopped, as its job was to protect the port, and no go after ships that fled.

Meanwhile, on the port. - "I'll get that frigate! Launch my ship!" Duckfish said. "Sir, your ship isn't here. You came here in a war sloop" A navy guard said. "I know! Launch the War Sloop!! Make sail for Scar Fort" Duckfish replied. "But sir, why go that far?" Another guard asked. "Because I need to speak with Scarface, or Cothern." Duckfish said. "Sir! a survivor from the explosion says the codes from the cabin have been stolen!" A navy sergeant said. "Arggh! Hurry up and get my.. war sloop ready! Once I get my Ship of the Line from Scar fort, I will sink this frigate." Duckfish said.

Meanwhile, in a small room. Dr. Skull was there, awaiting a man. The man he was waiting for walked into the room. It appeared to be a large underground safe. The man was Jamie Lopus ( Owner of Slappy the Dummy ) "Yes, master?" He asked. "Destroy you dummy, Slappy." Dr. Skull said. "But master! Then i'll only have one! And we wont make nearly as much with Sloppy. We need Sloppy AND Slappy!" Jamie said. "NOW!" Dr. Skull said. "Uh.. fine, yes sir." Jamie said as he walked into another room. However, his second dummy, Sloppy, heard this. "Slappy. I have to take your soul out." Sloppy the Dummy said to Slappy the dummy. "I have a soul" Slappy asked. "Yeah, now hurry." Sloppy said as he grabbed a magical dagger. He stabbed it into Slappy's head, taking his soul and putting it into the dagger. Sloppy then hid. "I hate to do this, ole buddy." Jamie said. He grabbed a voodoo staff, and did a huge Flamming Skull on Slappy. The Dummy blew into bits. Jamie walked away and sat next to Dr. Skull. "I enjoy seeing that Dummy be destroyed, but I would rather see it happen to Jolly Roger!" The Menace said. "Now, we go and capture Goldvane" Dr. Skull said.

Meanwhile, on the Green Runner, Richard and Stormwalker had studied the codes for three hours. They finally learned the EITC codes. Now, let's figure out what the note says." Richard said. "Aye." Stormwalker said.

The note read "Hello, Redscurf. I know General Duckfish sent you after the Sword of Freedom, but I am telling you that this is no ordinary Duckfish mission. This is a serious matter! If you do not find this sword on this expedition, you will be demoted to sergeant! And end up like Piggles. The sword is very powerful, and is on of the three swords that unlocks the gates to the city of Atlantis! Don't fail me and Duckfish, Redscurf. ~Lord Johnny Cothern 'Scarface' of the EITC."

"Wow." Richard said. "Yeah. We were going after Atlantis, right?" Stormwalker asked. "Yeah, but it seems we'll need this sword first. And the other three swords." Richard said. "Captain, ship approaching!" Jack Can said. It was Dr. Skull's sloop. It pulled up next to the Runner, and Dr. Skul climbed aboard. "Are you, Captain Richard Goldvane?" Dr. Skull asked. "Aye, that's me. Why?" Richard asked. "You are wanted by Jolly Roger." Dr. Skull said. "Ugh not again." Richard said. "What's that in your hand?" Dr. Skull seemed interested. Richard handed him the note. He read it. "You! What do you know of the Sword of Freedom?" Dr. Skull asked. "Not much. I know that Jeffrey Redscurf found the sheath and that it's in the hands of some dude named like.. El something." Richard said. "You, come with me. I will take you to our home. We never go there, but this is a serious matter. It is under the ocean. Don't worry, you'll breath. It's near the Gate To Atlantis." Dr. Skull said.

Stay tuned for chapter 10: The Gates to Atlantis, where the epic quest for the Sword of Freedom begins.

Chapter 10: The Gates To Atlantis

It was a cloudy day. The wind was calm, except for a occasional gust. The Green Runner sailed slowly, and gentily. Captain Richard Goldvane stood in front of a tall man in a purple tophat, and coat. "What do you know of the Sword of Freedom?" He asked. "Um.. not much. I know it's in the hands of this guy named El.. something" Richard replied. "Come. I'll take you to our home. It's near the gates to Atlantis." Dr. Skull replied. "Wait, I thought Jolly Roger sent you." Richard said. "If you know of the sword, you will come with me, no questions asked." Dr. Skull replied. "What if I don't wanna come? I was going to recruit cremembers." Richard said. "Trust me, crewmembers won't help you here. Now, come!" Dr. Skull said. "Do we got to go underwater and see whales?" Bloody Billy asked. "No! I'm not going!" Jack Can said. "Why!?" Billy asked. "Because! I don't like underwater places. They stink and smell like Bloody Billies." Jack Can said. Billy tackled Jack Can. They fist-fought. "Guys stop!" Stormwalker said. Jack Can and Bloody Billy were lifted into thin air. "Am I that powerful?" Stormwalker asked. "No! That voodoo dude is doing it!" Sarah Waltstones said. Dr. Skull dropped them both.

"You must come, Goldvane. My father has been searching for this for a long time. We need someone who has information." Dr. Skull said.

"What's the benefit?" Richard asked. "The benefit for you, will be that you will not be taken to Jolly Roger." Dr. Skull replied.

"Well, in that case, sure." Richard said. Dr. Skull unsheathed his sword. It had purple jewels all over it. He used it along with his Voodoo Staff to shoot a purple wave of voodoo powers into the air. He held them both up. The ocean didn't seem as calm. The Runner stopped, as if it had hit a reef. Then, all of the sudden, a huge wave formed, and pushed the Runner underwater, completely.

Richard woke up in a strange underwater village. The Runner was laying down on it's side in the sand.

"Whoa!" Richard said, sounding concerned, as he approached his ship. He touched the hull. He then realized he was underwater. "How am I breathing?" He asked himself. "I don't know." Stormwalker said, as he stood on one of the masts. "Storm! Where are we" Richard asked. "I don't know. I woke up about twenty minutes ago." Stormwalker said. "Where are the rest of the crew?" Richard asked. "Their being held around the corner. They took everyone but you, and I managed to awake and hide before they came. The even took Sarah" Stormwalker replied. Dr. Skull came out of a small tunnel with no roof. "It seems you have finally woken up." He said. "What have you done to my ship?!" Richard yelled. "Nothing, it will be fine" Skull replied. "You liar! No ship can survive on some sand at the bottom of the ocean!" Richard said. "Wrong you are, Goldvane. You see there is a bubble of air protecting this entire village from water. You are safe for now. Come this way, you may bring your friend since he managed to hide from my workers." Skull said. Richard gladly followed Dr. Skull into the tunnel with no roof. Stormwalker followed. Then, two figures approached them. Richard knew one of them. It was The Menace!

The other figure was talking to The Menace. "This is Achaelos, and I believe you know the other person here" Skull said. "You!" Stormwalker said as he unsheathed his sword, and pointed it at The Menace. Dr, Skull unsheathed his sword, and pointed it at Stormwalker. "Let me fight this man." Stormwalker said to Skull. "You shall not challenge my brother!" Dr. Skull said. "Brother?" Richard said.

"Aye, we are all three brothers. Me, Achaelos, and Charles." Dr. Skull said. "Our father is the ruler of this land." Achaelos said. The Menace walked up to Stormwalker. "You challenge me?" He asked. Richard reached for his sword to help Stormwalker, but he then noticed his weapons had been taken away. "Behind you! It's Jolly Roger!" Richard said The Menace turned, just long enough for Richard to grab his blade out of his sheath.

"Goldvane!!" The Menace said as he unsheathed his second sword. "Charles, Goldvane knows of the sword." Dr. Skull said.

"What? You told him?" The Menace asked. "No! He already knew." Skull replied. "Can we just go?" Achaelos asked. "Soon, Ach." Skull said. Then, Sarah walked down the cave, followed by Bloody Billy. "Sarah!" Stormwalker said. "This is no time for happy fellings, I can't find Blueeyes!" She said. "How did you get here?" Stormwalker asked. "I got out of my bonds while the guards were gone, and started saving other people, but then the guards started coming. I saved Billy though." She said. "My guards weren't there?" Dr. Skull said. "Nope, they left for about ten mintues." Bloody Billy said. "Excuse me for a second." Dr. Skull said as he walked out of the cave. "Arghh!" Could be heard from outside of the tunnel. "Please have merc....y!" Could also be heard. Dr. Skull returned. "There, all done." He said as he returned. Billy had his sword, and once he saw that Richard and Storm has blades in their hand, he drew it. "Now now, you three pirates could not possibly defeat us." Achaelos said.

"Why not, stranger dude?" Bloody Billy asked. "Because we have swords that could crush you!" He said as his unsheathed his sword. Now all swords in the tunnel were drawn. "Ohh!" Sarah said as she backed away. Storm lunged at The Menace. The Menace blocked, pushed Storm's blade to the wall, and slashed at Storm. However, Stormwalker blocked. Billy attacked Dr. Skull. He quickly parried. There wasn't much room. Storm dueled The Menace and Dr. Skull dueled Billy. Achaelos lunged forward. He attacked Richard. Richard parried, but Achaelos seemed like a good duelist. Richard threw a cufflink ( Yes, they didn't know to take those away along with his sword ). "What is that?" Achaelos said. Richard lunged forward, and started to gain the offensive. Billy got knocked down. "I surrender!" Billy said as he got up. "Not!" Billy added as he lunged forward. Stormwalker and The Menace fought like Richard and Edward The Terrible. Achaelos unleashed a huge blow of green seaweed from his sword. It burn't Richard like hot metal. "Arrgh!" He said in pain, as he dropped his sword. Billy was knocked down again by Skull. The Menace and Stormwalker didn't stop. Dr. Skull pointed his sword in the air, and closed his eyes. Huge bubbles of water wrapped around Richard and Billy, pulling them in. They could not breathe. Stormwalker saw this, and stopped. As did the Menace. Dr. Skull popped the bubbles with his sword. "Surrender or your friends shall be trapped as you that blue-coated-weakling were, but for a much longer period of time." Dr. Skull said.

"Never kill a lady!" Sarah said. "Agreed" Richard said, as he agreed to Dr. Skull. Sarah, Billy, Storm and Richard were forced to follow, unarmed. "So why am I here, exactly?" Richard asked. "Our father wants as many people with information on the sword as possible."Dr. Skull replied. They reached the end of the tunnel. There was a rock door with a keyhole on it. There seemed to be a sleeping man with a hammer on the ground, but it barely looked human. It looked like on of Davy Jones's men, but more fishlike. "I'll do it." Dr. Skull said. "No, i'll do it. You did it last time." Achaelos said. "I really think I should do it, Ach" Dr. Skull said. "No! I will!" Achaelos said.

"If only I could do it for you. Then you wouldn't argue." The Menace said. "Do remember you don't have your sword, we have ours, so you can't do it." Achaelos said. Richard whispered into Storm's ear. Storm whispered into Sarah's ear. "So, why don't you have a special sword?" She asked The Menace. Storm stood in front of Richard, hiding anything he did. He picked up the hammer from the sleeping man. Dr. Skull and Achaelos both unsheathed their swords, and both went for the keyhole. They both hit at the same time, causing neither to have enough room. They both struggled to get it in. Richard grabbed Achaelos's sword, and aimed the hammer at it. "Hah!" He said. He walked away from everyone to get enough room. "Alright, you will free my entire crew, and let them come with me, or I will destroy this sword. "Don't!" The Menace, Dr. Skull, and Achaelos said at the same time. "I guess we can free your crew." Dr. Skull said. "And we want our weapons. All of 'em." Richard added. "Alright." Dr. Skull said. Ten minutes later, the entire crew of the Green Runner was in the tunnel, talking about random things. There were about 30 pirates in all. Dr. Skull used his sword to open the lock. The door opened. It was a beutiful scene. Strange but pretty underwater things were everywhere, and many workers. There was a throne in the center, very high, stacked on alot of rock stairs. Behind the throne was a small door. In the throne was a very big thing, it was a man, but it barely looked human. It was probably half Anglerfish and half human. He walked out of his throne. "This is our father." The Menace said. "Whoa... that's your dad?" Richard asked. "Who's your mother?" Stormwalker asked. "I don't know, our father said it was some random Octopus." Achaelos said. "My sons, who have you brought into my throne room?" The fish man asked. "Richard Goldvane and his crew. He knows information on the sword." Dr. Skull replied. "Good. We need more... information-filled people to help us find the Sword of Freedom." The fish man said. "So, how are they human if their mother is an octopus and you are..." Richard started. "Well, my friend, you will find out, soon. Yes, very soon. In fact, id say you will find out in the next few seconds." The fish man said as he pointed his finger at Richard. Inside Richard's thoughts :

My head got dissy. I fell to the ground. It turned into what seemed a dream in my head. I saw three figures. It was Charles The Menace, Dr. Skull, and Achaelos. But they were strange. They were very fishlike. Even more than that strange, fat, ugly fish man father of theirs. Their father then gave them each a sword. "You may each choose an abillity, and give it to each other." Their father said. Dr. Skull chose Voodoo, which made them all capable of very powerful voodoo spells. Achaelos chose Wisdom, which made them all wise, and gave them the wisdom to use that voodoo. And finally, The Menace chose Freedom. The freedom to leave this village, and also to become completly human. Hereby creating the Sword of Voodoo, the Sword of Wisdom, and the Sword of Freedom. Their father then waved his hands, and made a huge gate, cealing a huge city. I could tell it was beuitiful, but I could not tell what it was, as the dream got foggy when I looked at it. In the middle of the gate was a keyhole, similar to the one Dr. Skull used. It had one sword in it. It didn't look like Skull's or Achaelos's, instead it had red jewels on it, and the rest was silver. Then, their father made another gate. This one was golden. It had three keyholes. I awoke. "As I told you, it would come to you very soon." Their father said.

"Richard, you ok?" Stormwalker asked. "Yeah..." Richard replied. "So, fish man, what do you need me for?" Richard asked. "I am not named 'Fish Man'!!! I am the Angler Lord, ruler of Atlantis!" The Angler Lord said.

"Oh. That still doesn't answer my question." Richard said. "You are here so we can discuss the Sword of Freedom!" The Angler Lord said. "Ah. Well, i'm rather tired. May we have a... eh.. a cabin? To sleep in? You know, the comfy.. warm.. place where you stay at when your away from home?" Richard asked.

"Fine, but we will discuss the Sword now." The Angler Lord said. Chairs were brought for the crew. However, several had to sit on the ground. "Hey, a crab!" Jack Can said. The crab then clawed him. "Haha, Jack. That's a mean crab there." Jeffrey Blasthawk said. "Ben always liked crabs..." Jack said, sadly. "The Sword of Freedom is a magical sword, that is one of the three that unlocks the gates to Atlantis. The Menace lost it to a admiral of France who had forty soldiers with guns pointed at him." The Angler Lord said. "Do you have to tell them?" The Menace asked. "Yes! I do, Charles." The Angler Lord said. "As I was saying, a french admiral stole it, and then sailed to France. However, the spanish stopped his ship, and sunk it. However, him and his crew found land, but not before the Spanish followed. They came into a jungle island with giant flytraps. There was a huge battle between the crews. In the middle of the battle, the french admiral buried the sword. He even made a map to it's exact location. The admiral died in the battle, but he gave the map to his first mate. The french eventually won, and used the spanish ship to set sail. But then, their ship was sunk by El Fantasma, and then he stole the map. Then, the EITC attacked El Fantasma's lair, and stole it, but Fantasma had made a copy of it. That's all I know, we believe you know more." The Angler Lord said. "Uh... in fact I do. We were there when the EITC arrived with the map. The sword had been taken, and a note was left by El Fantasma." Richard said. "So Fantasma has it." The Angler lord said. "So.. can we leave?" Stormwalker asked. "No. Goldvane, we'll need you to spy on some of our enemies that are also looking for it, including the EITC leader Johnny Cothern, the Pirate Brethren Court, and even Fantasma, who you will steal the sword from." The Angler Lord said. "Sure, but what's the benefit?" Richard asked. "Your ship will be repaired, and you will be free to leave." He said. "Repaired?" Richard said as he glared at Dr. Skull.

"Yes, repaired. Now, I will get your cabin ready as soon as you.... agree." The Angler Lord said. "I agree, I guess." Richard said. "Good, now uh... Skull! Prepare their cabin. Use the, uh... 'bigger' one, eh?" The Angler Lord said. "Yes, father" Dr. Skull said. They prepared a huge rock cabin with lanterns all around it for Richard and his crew. They went inside and settled into their hammacks. Richard held a meeting. "Alright, crew, since we all have our weapons, we will fight out way out. Hopefully we will force these people into repairing our ship, and letting us go." Richard said. "But their so powerful!" The skinny pirate said. "And scary!" Sarah said. "Don't worry, Sarah, i'll protect you." Stormwalker said. "Guys, if we don't, we'll be forced to work for them, and do their deeds. This is our one chance to escape." Richard said. The crew eventually agreed on teaming up on the Angler Lord and his men. "So, when do we attack?" Stormwalker asked. "Tomorrow once everybody wakes up. We'll get some rest, and then we'll strike when they least expect it." Richard said.

"Agreed. Lets get some sleep." Stormwalker said. The crew slept for about ten hours, when two members woke up, each woke up another, who each woke up another, etc etc... untill everyone was awake.

"Arlight, let's go." Richard said.

The crew snuck around the city. They killed a few workers on their way. They finally found Dr. Skull, who escorted them to the throne room. "We really need to tell your father something that we forgot about the sword." Stormwalker said. "Alright, but he may not be awake yet." Dr. Skull said. Skull used his sword as a key again and entered. There were about 20 workers in the room. The man with the hammer was walking around. He had four arms. His right arms were a human, and a crab arm. His left were a squid arm, and an electirc eel. Another man had tiny crab legs, walked real slow, and appeared as a midget. Achaelos was in a corner cleaning his sword. The Menace was stabbing small Jolly Roger dummies with his two swords. "It seems our father is still asleep, or either not ready to come out. Just tell me the information." Dr. Skull said. "Well, you see, I was thinking, well, that maybe.... NOW! Attack!" Richard said as he unsheathed his sword. The crew attacked. Dr. Skull was stuned for a moment, but then he realized what was happening, and unsheathed the Sword of Voodoo.

He used it to kill a few pirates. Richard dueled a worker. The worker lost the battle, but put a scratch on Richard. Charles and Jeffrey each had a Blunderbuss, and each others backs. The Menace was killing tons of pirates with his two swords, and Achaelos with his Sword of Wisdom. Dr. Skull did his bubble attack on several pirates, but many were popped. Sarah grabbed a pistol, and fought. The man with a hammer approached Richard. "Nobody touches my hammer!" He said as he swung it at Richard, along with a dagger. Richard was barely pulling through. Stormwalker finally dueled the Menace. They fought like crazy. It was almost like fast-motion. Jack Can dueled the crab-legged worker. The battle was intense. Achaelos used his seaweed attack on pirates. Will Goldvane killed a worker. "Hah, you look weak and young, you'll be the next to die!" Achaelos said to Will Goldvane. "Nah, I think YOU will, you ugly weak swordsman!" Will said. They dueled.

Richard cut off the workers squid arm, but it kept going with the hammer. He then got the crab arm, but that wasn't even enough! Stormwalker and The Menace kept going. Storm knocked one of The Menace's swords out of his hands, but he seemed to do almost as good as he did with two. Stormwalker threw a Jolly Roger dummy, which distracted The Menace. The Menace then threw it back, and knocked Storm's blade out of his hand. "Haha, finally!!" He said as be prepare for the killing blow. But then, Sarah fired her pistol, and knocked The Menace's blade out of his hand. They fist-fought. "Go Storm!" Sarah said. Achaelos did his seaweed attack on Will. Richard slashed at the hammer man, and eventually knocked him down. He then raced to help William. He then dueled Achaelos. Jack Can and the small worker threw daggers, but none hit, because they bothed dodged good. Richard pulled out his Voodoo Staff, and whirled out a wither attack on Achaelos. "Eagghh!" He said in pain. Dr. Skull then pointed his sword at richard. He shot out a purple voodoo beam, that Richard knew would probably be his end. However, he barely blocked the attack with his Voodoo Staff. However, the power was too much on his staff, and it broke in half, but the voodoo beam vanished. Jack Can then threw two daggers, which impaled into the small man's chest. Jack Can celebrated a bit, and went to help William. Jeffrey shot a worker, and then attacked another with the end of his blunderbuss. Charles threw two grenades, which killed several workers. "Woohoo! Wohoohoohoowohoooo!!" He said. Richard grabbed the top half of his Staff, and unsheathed his Sword again, and used them both against Dr. Skull. Dr. Skull prepared to do a bubble attack, and then shot it. However, he ducked, which caused the bubble to hit Achaelos. Dr. Skull quickly popped the bubble. He grabbed a pistol. "Richard Goldvane, remember this as the day you were killed by Achaelos" Achaelos said. POW! Gunfire was heard. It was Jack Can's pistol. Achaelos fell to the ground. "Brother!" Dr. Skull said as he bent down and tried to help Achaelos. Achaelos, with his last breath, then fired his gun at Stormwalker it hit his leg. The Menace then noticed the dead body of Achaelos on the ground. He gasped. Dr. Skull then picked up the Sword of Wisdom. But then, it flew out of his hands, into the hands of none other than The Angler Lord. Everyone stopped fighting.

"Now now, this throne room is very important! You have ruined it!" He said "Father may I kill Goldvane, please?" The Menace asked. "No! We need him, as a..... extra, pawn, in our game, eh?" The Angler Lord said. "We gave you a place to stay, and this is what you do?" Dr. Skull asked Richard. "We just wanted to escape! You wrecked my ship!" Richard replied. "All it requires is a voodoo spell! A simple one!" Skull said. "Then why is part of your father's bargaining power 'Repairing your ship'?" Richard said. "Enough arguing! Richard, i'll let you pick, Johnny Cothern, or the pirate brethren courts to spy on, and pretend to join. You will then lead one of those times to El Fantasma, and in the mist of what is probably a huge battle, you will take the sword and bring it to me." The Angler Lord said. "Father! he killed Achaelos! You have to... kill him or something!" Dr. Skull said. "Why? We need an extra hand. And Achaelos... wasn't really helping much.. eh" The Angler replied. "Wasn't helping much? I don't see how.." The Menace joined in. "So Goldvane, are you ready to start your mission, meaning I repair your ship, and you then launch and do your mission?" The Angler lord said. "I guess we better get it done." Richard said. "Alright, but first I must show you something" The Angler Lord said. He waved his hands. Some rocks formed a door, that then opened. They went inside. It was a huge area, filled with nothing. But in the middle was a large golden gate. The one rich had saw in his vision. It had three keyholes. "These are the gates to Atlantis" The Angler Lord said. Richard saw the gate behind it that had a keyhole filled with a sword. "What's that?" He asked. "That is the second gate. Unlocked by the Sword of Triton." The Angler lord said. "Ok, father, time for them to go to bed. I want them out. Early." Dr. Skull said.

They slept there for a night, so the Green Runner could be repaired. The next morning arived. Richard and his crew got up, which took half an hour, and they walked through the town. They approached the Runner. "Whoa!" Stormwalker said. "Yeehaw! The Awesome Runner that has a midget on it!" Jack Can said. Dr. Skull approached them. "Now, get onboard" He said. The crew did as he asked. Dr. Skull then used his sword to do some magic voodoo spell, and the ship went up and up. "Remember, I can undo this at any time, so do not fail us!" Dr. Skull said. The Runner exited the bubble. The crew fainted. Richard woke up to, finally, some sunlight. The Runner was as good as new, and sailing peacefully. Richard got up, woke some other pirates up, including Stormwalker, and took the wheel. An hour later, the entire crew had woken. up. They started sailing. "So where are we headed, Richard?" Will asked. "Well, probably somewhere to recruit cremembers." Richard said. "You should know where your going" Will replied. But before Richard could answer, he saw sails on the horizon. Sails of the HMS Neptune, flagship of General Duckfish. Onboard his ship, alot of talking was heard.

"You'll never defeat them, they are soon to be invited to the brethren. If they are invited, they must be fair pirates, and even if their ok pirates, they can defeat you" Said a pirate prisoner. "Edgar Wildrat, keep your mouth shut, or you will be Edgar Deadrat." General Duckfish said to the pirate. Somehow, another pirate had gotten out of his bonds, and instead of attacking the guards, he played a violin.

"Lawrence, I think you should stop, Duckfish is not very happy." Edgar said. "Please stop that annoying music, Daggerpaine!." Duchfish said. "Oh I can't wait to capture them!" Jeffrey Redscurf said.

"We shall soon." Duckfish said. "Captain! Captain!" The crew of the Runner yelled. Richard just started at the ship. "Duckfish." He muttered. The Neptune approached them more. "Should we prepare the cannons" Stormwalker asked. "No. I want a talk with ole George." Richard said. The ship parked next to the runner. Dosens of EITC Soldiers, followed by about 50 Navy guards, cadets, veterans, and soldiers, boarded the Runner, along with Duckfish, a few officers, and Jeffrey Redscurf.

"You! You killed ben!" Jack Can said as he charged Redscurf, but two EITC soldiers pulled him back. "Midgets...." He muttered. "Richard Goldvane. I hereby arrest you and declare you a prisoner on my ship, the HMS Neptune!" General Duckfish said. "Duckfish. I have alot to say to you. Starting with, you killed my uncle!" Richard said. "Ugh, your uncle killed my brother! Duckfish said. "Your brother killed my grandfather and his brother!" Richard said. "Your Grandfather's brother killed my uncle!" Duckfish said. "I don't go that far back!!" Richard said. "Too bad, your the prisoner of General George Goliuth Duckfish now!!" Duckfish said. "General? You should be admiral if you work at sea!" Richard said. Duckfish paused................................ "I'm also an admiral, but I prefer the title general!" Duckfish said. Richard tackled Duckfish. They fought and fought.

"Mr. Piggles, make sure this midget goes into the same cage as the violin player and Edgar annoyingrat!" Jeffrey Redscurf said. But then, a plank hit him. "Ow!" He said. It appeared several pirates were throwing things. "Tom Cresthawk, Roger Squidfish, stop that at once!" Jeffrey Redscurf said.

Several guards then stopped the prisoner pirates. Duckfish and Richard were still fighting. Richard did a huge punch, which gave him enough time to pull out his voodoo staff, but he then remembered it was broken in half. Duckfish unsheathed a sword, and cut the top off, eliminating any chance of it having any power. "Hah! You are the lamest Goldvane ever!" Duckfish said. "You are weak, for a duckfish. Most duckfish's are ok at dueling, however, you are lame." Richard said. Duckfish then cuffed richard, took his weapons, and went down to the middle deck. "Cuff everyone, and then put them in the brig." He said.

Stay tuned for the next chapter!

Chapter 11:Captured

It was 15 days at sea, as Richard and his crew stayed in the brig of the HMS Neptune. His ship, the Green Runner, was being towed by the Neptune, making the already slow warship, even slower.

The brig was very big, and it was as long as a row of 10 cannons. The brig was a bunch of connected cages and cells. They could see just about anything that happened on their level.

There were many other pirates there that Richard didn't know.

"So, think we will be able to escape?" Stormwalker asked. "No, Duckfish has tons of soldiers. Though, these other pirates would help, and we need new crewmembers." Richard replied. "Should we recruit them then? Jack Can, Billy, and a few others have been talking with them." Stormwalker said.

"I guess it's the best choice" Richard replied. He approached the violin player. He somehow convinced Duckfish to let him play it in the brig, probably so Duckfish won't have to see it, or hear any of his soldiers play it near him. He played a sad song, probably becasue of their sad situation. It made Richard feel sad, even though he was already. He realized he probably wouldn't escape Duckfish this time. Half his crew had died in the recent battle, and now he was stuck on Duckfish's best ship. He wondered if these pirates were as good as Stormwalker, Jack Can, Jeffrey, and Charles, his best crewmembers. He watched as the man played. He seemed very good. He wore a black cavalier hat, a dirty admiral coat, stiff tall boots, and baggy pants. He didn't noticed Richard staring at him. "Hi there." Richard said. The man continued playing. "Ahoy." He said. "I'm Captain Richard Goldvane, but.. not really Captain anymore...." Richard said. "I think ive heard some of the brethren talking about you.." The man said. "Ah. Uhm... what's your name, mate?" Richard asked. "Lawrence Daggerpaine. I use to lead a great group of pirates called the Gen. of Peace. However, Duckfish captued me, and it has been months since I have seen or heard anything about my group." The man said.

"Ah, i'm sorry to hear that." Richard replied. The skinny pirate walked up to Richard. "Captain!" He said. "What is it?" Richard asked. "A man wishes to speak with you" The pirate replied. Richard followed the pirate untill he came up to a green haired pirate. "Hello!" He said. "I'm Edgar Wildrat. Nice to meet you, Mr. Goldvane" Wildrat added. He wore a grey ostrich hat, a grey coat, a fancy vest, blue common pants, and large boots. "Ahoy, you too! My crewmember said you wanted to see me." Richard replied. "Yes, I just wanted to let you know, that the Brethren court is short a pirate lord." Edgar said. "Ok...? Why are you telling me this?" Richard asked. "Well, because your on the list of possible replacements." Edgar replied. "Really?" Richard asked. "Yeah, I mean, Pirate Lord Basil Bridgebain convinced King Swordmenace to put you on the list." Edgar said. "Wow. Oh yeah, I remember Basil, he's the one who convinced me to steal a chest from a skeleton, that had a really nice green vest in it!" Richard said.

"Uh.. yeah, I guess. Anyways, just thought you might wanna know" Edgar said. A large buff man wearing a long sleeve shirt, blue pants, and flat boots approached them. "Did someone mention Basil Bridgebain?" He asked. "Yes, I did." Edgar said. "Wow, I didn't know he was known much." The man said. "Um, he's a pirate lord." Richard said. "Oh? Sorry, I didn't know, I have been in this brig for two years. They never hang me, or anything. Just left me here." He said. "What do you know of him?" Edgar asked. "He's my father's best friend. A real nice guy. He saved me life, twice." The man said. "Who are you, by the way?" Richard asked. "My name is Roger Squidfish" The man replied. Lawrence approached them. "Edgar have you told Mr. Goldvane of the possibility that he will become a Pirate Lord?" Lawrence asked. "Yep, I just did." Edgar replied. "Well, would you three like to join my crew? I'm sure you all have your own, but just temporaily" Richard asked. "Sure, I need a crew that I can trust, and if you know Basil, i'm in" Roger said. Lawrence and Edgar exchanged looks, and eventually agreed. Another man approached them. "Edgar, Lawrence, ahoy! Is this Richard Goldvane?" He asked. "Yep." Edgar replied. "Hello!" The man said. He wore a similar oufit to Lawrence, except without the coat. "Ahoy!" Richard said.

"I'm Lawrence's first mate, Jack Pistol" Jack said. "Nice to meet you." Richard replied. "Alright!!! Time for cleanup!" A navy officer ordered. two dozens of navy soldiers escorted the prisoners out. They were forced to clean and swab the deck. It would seem like all those pirates would do it very fast, but Duckfish's mass ship of the line was so huge, it required alot.

Richard spilt a bucket of water used to swab the deck. A Navy Officer walked by. He slipped on the water, and fell on the railing. His stomach hit the railing, so he cramped. This caused him to fall overboard. "Man overboard!" A soldier yelled. Richard whistled. The officer was rescued. "Alright, who did that!?" He said. Several pirates pointed to each other. Richard pointed to Stormwalker, but Stormwalker pointed to Jack Can. Jack Can pointed to Richard. The bad thing was, this was one of the top officers. "Alright, you will all be punished! No dinner tonight and no violin-playing!" The officer ordered. Lawrence glared at Richard, as if he knew Rich did it.

A man walked up to Richard. He wore a long brown coat, and an admiral hat. The rest of his clothes looked common. "Don't worry, I did it too. If you don't admit you did it though, everyone will be punished." The man said. "Uhm, alright." Richard said. Richard approached the Officer. "Um, I did it" Richard said. He felt good for saying that, but also scared. "Ah, you. You still all get no dinner! and no violins!" The Officer said. He approached the man in the admiral hat. He had a brown beard and looked pretty smart. "Thanks, um... mate." Richard said. "Name's Jack. Just Jack. No last name. Never knew me family, other than my sister." He said. "Ah, sorry about that." Richard said as he walked away. He was already overwhelmed. So many names and stories. He had already met two people named Jack. the pirates were put back into the brig.

Meanwhile, on the Harkaway.

Dr. Skull arrived in his small boat. He walked up to Jolly. "Where is Goldvane, Mr. Skull!?!?!" Jolly Roger asked. "Look. I know it has been a week, but I am using Goldvane as an agent to find the Sword of Freedom, one of the three swords that unlock the city of Atlanits!" Dr. Skull said. "Atlantis? Never heard of it". Jolly Roger said. Dr. Skull froze. "Atlantis is a golden city, filled with gold, voodoo relics, and voodo crystals!" Dr. Skull said. "So, HOW DOES THAT MAKE UP FOR YOU TAKING MORE THAN A WEEK!?!!?" Jolly said in anger. "Look, i'm going to pay you four voodoo relics, two voodoo crystals, and two cursed blades. Don't worry, i'll have him soon. He thinks he's gonna get to go free, but he's really not...". Skull said. "Well, those items do sound nice. I guess you may have.. i don't know, a month?" Jolly Roger said. "That is probably good. Goodbye." Dr. Skull said as he got back on his ship

Back on the HMS Neptune.

The crew now had to clean weapons.

Navy Guards watched, and made sure they didn't steal any.

But now, with Richard's crew, they could easliy steal some, since there is more pirates to watch, and they can hide each other's hands.

"Hey, since there are two Jack's, mind if we give ye a nic-name?" Stormwalker asked Jack.

"Yeah, we don't want any mistakes." Jack Pistol said.

"Sure. Like what?"

"Hmm... 'Scruffy Jack'?" Richard asked.

"Hmm... I guess...." Scruffy Jack said.

Scruffy Jack started to clean a blunderbuss. He went into the corner, and hid it into his coat.

When they were done, they all revealed the weapons they stole.

There were four swords, eight daggers, five belts of knives, which each contained 6 knives.

Finally, there was the Blunderbuss Scruffy Jack stole.

"That's a nice Dragon!" Jack Can said. "Aye, a 'Pirate Blunderbuss'!" Jack said. "Ah, that's the kind I used. It's probably mine, since they took our weapons." Richard said. "Why didn't you ever use it?" Stormwalker said. "I used my last shot on that Rage Ghost at the 'ghost' French Island." Richard said.

"Ah." Stormwalker replied. Jack Pistol then opened a board in the wall. It had 10 pistols in it. "Fit's me name, eh?" Jack Pistol said.

"Why didn't you use these to escape?" Stormwalker asked. "No ammo." Roger Squidfish said.

"We need a Jack Steel shot" Richard said.

A pirate then grabbed a large mop. He used it to pull over a small barrel of ammo. They put most of the weapons in Jack's hidden boards.

They got the ammo out, and put it into the board also.

They then closed the barrel, and pushed it back where it was. A officer walker by and saw the pirate with the mop. "Anyone who dares steal an item shall die!" The officer said as he fired a pistol at the pirate.

"How dare you!?" Said another pirate. The officer reloaded, and opened fire. The two dead pirates were put near the boards, to cover them up.

Up on the top deck...

A Naval officer, who looked very high-ranked, walked up to Duckfish. "Admiral General George Goliath Duckfish, WHERE are my crumpets!!?!?" he asked.

"Mr. Blastshot, behave yourself. Number one - Only my mother, King Breasly, Johnny Cothern, and me, are allowed to say my full name! And two, do not yell at me! Three, I don't care about crump--"

Duckfish said, but he was interrupted - "Actually, I CAN yell at you! The king respects me, and If I wanted, I could get you demoted to.." Blastshot started, but was interrupted - "Actually, you canNOT yell at me, I own this ship!!!!! I have no intentions in finding crumpets for you while i'm navigating!" Duckfish said. "How DARE you! I'm writing a forty page letter to the king himself, you shall be kicked out of the navy and hung by the neck!" Blastshot said.

"You don't have enough power to get me demoted, better yet, HUNG!" Duckfish said.

"Well, you're behaving as if a duck couldn't swallow a fish, and...." --

"Do not dare make fun of my name!!!!" - Duckfish said.

"I can do what I want, Duckfish!!! I am Matthew Blastshot, a very high-ranking officer in the navy!" Blastshot said.

"No you can't, I am the captain of this SHIP!" Duckfish said.

"Captain? I thought you were a general, oh wait, no you said admiral!" Blastshot said.

Meanwhile, in the brig. "What's that noise!?" Stormwalker said. "Duckfish is arguing with somebody. I can tell." Richard said.

Back on the deck....

"I will boot you right this instant!" Duckfish said.

"I will boot YOU!!!" Blastshot said. "You, technically, CANNOT boot the CAPTAIN of this ship!!!" Duckfish said.

"Your a lame excuse for a naval officer! Now, if you please, MY CRUMPETS!" Blastshot said. "Poor mr. Blastshot, his son has gone mad!" Duckfish said.

"How dare you!!?!?!?!?! All I want are my crumpets, and you gone, and I will be happy." Blastshot said.

"Neither are going to be happening, so have fun being unhappy!" Duckfish said.

Back in the brig...

"AUHIUHIGU! yaa!!!" was heard.

"Ugh, i'll handle this." Richard said. He pulled out a sharp cuffink, and used it as a key to get out of the brig. He walked onto the deck.


"You aren't getting crumpets!!!!" Richard said. "I'll deal with you later, Blastshot. How did you escape, Goldvane!?" Duckfish asked. "Uh.... your officer gave me the key.." Richard said. "Excuse me a second..." Duckfish said as he grabbed Richard, pulled him down below decks, and put him back into the brig. He then locked it with his own key. No guards or officers were there. Duckfish walked into the next room. An officer, and two guards were playing poker. "Excuse me, who was the commanding officer on duty here?" Duckfish asked. Both guards pointed to the officer. Duckfish pulled out a pistol. "What? No no! I didn't do it! No! I didn't do it! I didn't mean it, I.... I.... I.... didn't mean to do it, I... I didn't do--ahh!" The man said. "That's what you get." Duckfish said.

Duckfish walked back up to the top deck.

"Lieutenant Loan!" Duckfish said "Yessir?" The Lieutenant asked. "Have we reached The Stench Seas yet?" Duckfish said. "Yes in fact we have, and were just about to take the course to Scar Fort." Lieutenant Loan said. "No, we are changing course's to England." Duckfish said. "But sir! We recieved specific orders to hang them at scar fort." Lieutenant Loan said. "By who?" Duckfish said. "Head Admiral of the English Royal Navy, Admiral Yurlean. And I always obey Admiral Yurlean, no matter what." Loan said. "You'll be obeying me, and me only, ey?" Duckfish said as he pulled out a pistol, loaded it, and pointed it at Loan's chest.

"I shall.... obey you, and you... only.... mr.. du--duckfish" Loan said. "Good, because if not you would be a dead man!" Duckfish said as he put his pistol back in it's pouch. "Make sail for England!" Duckfish ordered.

Meanwhile, in a small cave.

Jamie Lopus approached Sloppy the Dummy.

"Hello Sloppy. Um, any word about Slappy?" Lopus asked Sloppy. Jamie had told Sloppy that Slappy went missing, but Sloppy knew the truth. Luckilly, Sloppy saved Slappy, putting his soul into a dagger.

"I know what happened to him. It's not your fault. It's Dr. Skull's!" Sloppy said. "How did you find out!?" Lopus asked. "I heard you and Skull talking. I saved his soul in a dagger!" Sloppy said. "Sloppy, i'm sorry, but I must obey my master. You shall hand over his sould now!" Lopus said. "No! Why must you serve him? Why can't we betray him!?" Sloppy asked. "He's my master. He is teaching me." Lopus said. "Please let me save Slappy!" Sloppy said. "Fine. I didn't want to kill him. But he did something to the Menace, and Dr. Skull ordered him destroyed." Lopus said. "Well, can't we just kill Skull and save Slappy?" Sloppy asked. "I'm not intending to kill my own master. Besides, we probably couldn't defeat him." Lopus said. "True. But, maybe we could. If we saved Slappy first, he could help us, and we could hire a few witchdoctors." Sloppy said. "Good idea. We'll work on that. I have been very unhappy with Skull lately." Lopus said. "Alright, let's figure out a way to free Slappy!" Sloppy said.

Meanwhile, back on the Neptune.

It was 10 days later.

The pirates were once again forced to swab the deck. "Sir, we are approaching England!" Lieutenant Loan said. "Enland!?" Edgar Wildrat said. "What's wrong with England?" Richard asked. "My father will.... willl.... nevermind..." Edgar said. They dropped anchor at England. Duckfish brought many Naval officers and soldiers with him as he escorrted Richard to a large building. "Lord Johnny Cothern wants to see you." He said. They went inside. There was a large hallway with EITC decorations everywhere. They went into a large room. Samuel Redbeard and Cad Bane were arguing with Captain Leon and Benjamin Macmorgan. Behind them was a skinny man in a chair. He stood up. "Gentlemen. We have worked together to kill one of the Pirate Lords. We have worked together to destroy the Francis Brigade! We have worked together to put Tortuga in ruins! Why can we not work together to find the Sword of Freedom!?" The skinny man asked. The four men paused. "Jeffrey Redscurf lost it!" Captain Leon said. "It's not Redscurf's fault, Fantasma stole it!" Cad Bane said. "But Redscurf could have gotten there quicker!" Benjamin Macmorgan said. "Stop it! You will all be demoted if you continue!" The man said. "Excuse us, we are here!" Duckfish said. "Ah, Duckfish. You four lords, I need a private meeting!" The man said. "This is Richard Goldvane." Duckfish said. "Ah, Mr. Goldvane. I am lord Johnny Cothern, otherwise known as Scarface. Cothern said. His scars looked horrid. "Um... hello." Richard said. He then noticed it was just him and Scarface. "I believe you know the location of the Gates of Atlantis." Scarface said. "Well....... sorta. I could get you there." Richard said. "Good. Also, I wanted to let you know. Duckfish is working for me, and me only. He keeps the navy working for me. The reason I wanted to tell you this, is because Cad Bane and Redbeard don't know of this. I need them killed. They vote against me, Leon, and Benjamin all the time. Ben and Leon know of our little secret alliance." Cothern said. "So you want Redbeard and Bane killed since they aren't corrupt like you are?" Richard asked. "If you do that, and help me recover the Sword of Freedom, your crew will go free, as well as your beloved ship, the Green Runner, and you." Scarface said. "Tempting. Hmm... not quite sure." Richard said. "Perhaps I shall bring in someone to... help you decide?" Cothern said. He walked over to a door. He opened it, and signaled two guards to do something. He then returned. "It shall be a moment." He said.

Then, the door bursted open. In walked a man with no right hand. He turned toward Richard. "Insect" He said.

It was none other than Billy Hullbatten!

"Hullbatten! How did you survive!?" Richard asked. "I was able to get my head above the water and breath. I then swam behind a rock while your ship shot numerous ammuniton at me." Billy Hullbatten said. "Onto business." Cothern said. "If you don't help me, Hullbatten will take out his forever anger against pirates, on your crew." Cothern added. However, a rat then flew out of the air, and landed on Cothern's head. "Get it off!" he said as he picked up the rat and threw it. Billy Hullbatten then grabbed a pistol with his left hand and shot the rat. "SteelBlast bullets, goes through flesh and bone." Hullbatten said. "Ah, I see you have no swords, nor a sheath. Right-handed eh?" Richard asked. "Yes, and because of you I can no longer weild a sword." Hullbatten said. "Too bad, mate." Richard said. "Who threw a rat!?" Cothern asked. Two more rats then hit him. It appeared a black man with all dark black clothes, except a golden trim on his Admiral hat, was throwing rats. Behind him, was four other pirates. they ran. "Get them! Scarface orderd. Richard then punched Hullbatten, and ran behind them. "Thanks for the rescue!" Richard said to the rat-thrower. "No problem, I'm Chris Swordbones, but call me Hermit." The rat-thrower/Hermit said. "Ah, nice nic-name" Richard said as they continued running. Two Navy guards jumped in front of them and unsheathed swords. The four pirates with Hermit held them off as Hermit and Richard kept running. "Why are you doing this for.. me?" Richard asked. "Your needed at Shipwreck Cove, as soon as possible." Hermit said as they exited the building. The four pirates defeated the guards, but lost a man. "Aghh!" A pirate said as something made a huge hole through his chest. It was Hullbatten's gun.

The two pirates ran toward Hullbatten, but it was too late for one, as Billy opened fire once more. A hole was seen straight through the pirate, as his bullet was just nearly unstoppable.

A dozen guards then attacked the pirate, and he was toast.

Richard and Hermit made it out. However, many guards pointed muskets and bayonets at them. Lieutenant Loan approached them.

"Attempted an escape, I see, Goldvane." Loan said. "Alright, kill one of his crewmembers!" General Duckfish said as he approached the scene. The guards then slaughtered a pirate prisoner, all of which were now tied up next to a wall. They guards captured Hermit and tied him up with the rest of the pirates. Cothern and Hullbatten approached the scene. Cothern sighed. "Goldvane, I need the Sword of Freedom. I need to find Atlantis! What more can I do to make you accept?" Cothern asked. "You have threatened to kill my crew. Of course i'm not going to just let them die." Richard said. "Then why did you just follow that rat-thrower!?" Hullbatten asked. "A pirate must attempt to escape his unwanted fate anyway he can, savvy?" Richard said. "Well, since it is impossible for you to escape, currently, do you accept?" Cothern asked. "I accept, if you will free my crew and ship to help me." Richard said. "And Hullbatten, as an..... advisor" Cothern said. "Fine, whatever." Richard replied.

"Now, I have some business to attend. But, Goldvane. You don't seem too..... afriad of me." Cothern said. "I believe the stories of you are... exaggerated" Richard said.

"Alright, then you shall come with me, and learn of my true power. Also, Duckfish, you shall come too, i'll need you!" Cothern said. Richard was escorted by two guards to a carriage, and put in cuffs. Cothern and Duckfish jumped into the carriage also. One guard got up to drive, when the other went to guard the prisoners. They took off. An hour later, they arrived at the town of London. They arrived at King George Johnathan Breasly II's Palace. Many guards carefully held muskets at Richard. They walked into the palace. It was beuitiful, but not so great to Richard, as he was in cuffs.

Other small stories.

The great battle of the 5th Brethren Court and Captain Leon's fleet. ( 2 years in the future )

( Main article : The Death of Jack Swordmenace ) {C Richard has recently become a pirate lord. He sent his newly built fleet of 5 war frigates ( Including the Green Runner ) into The 5th Brethren Courts battle against Captain Leon. They were massly outnumbered, but Jack Swordmenace, and the other pirate lords were smart and had many tricks up their sleeve. Like Nate Raidhawks daggers, Richards explosives, and much more.

{C The Cheiften was Leons flagship. It had misfired and exploded. The Pirate Lords then started to get the offensive. Richard engadged the head Escort ship. Massive cannons were fired. Once the other escort ships ( That were coming to help the main one ) turned around to help the Cheiften, Richard had a plan.

{C Then Captain Richard Goldvane and The Crew of the Green Runner boarded the largest escort ship. It was captained by... non other than the brother of Billy Hullbatten, James Hullbatten! Richard had killed Billy long ago before he became a pirate lord, at The Battle of Kingshead ( In The Goldvane Trilogy. ( Chapter 1) ). When the cannon misfired aboard the Chieftain, it caused an EITC soldier to jump into James Hullbatten's arms and knock him down. James then shot the EITC blue coat. ' If it isn't the man who bats hulls! ' Richard said. ' Baah! Your the only person that seems to be batting hulls! ' James growled. ' How nice of you. Lets just see what'll happen if.....' BANG! As Richard shot his gun at a pile of Explosive barrels that were at the front of the ship, almost destroying the entire bow hull. ' EAHH! ' James said as he tripped and fell. ' Time to go! ' said Richard, as he swung back over to The Green Runner. ' Fire ten explosives at the middle-bow of their ship! ' he ordered to his crew. Are you MAD!? That'll be be ALL of our explosives! Yelled Stormwalker. ' I dont care, FIRE!! ' Richard demanded as the crew shot ten explosives at the enemy, blowing the front HALF of their ship into bits! The enemy ship tilted over, and sunk. ' HAYAARNINB! ' Yelled a crew member. HARAY!! yelled others. But this was just a small victory... Richard then noticed that Jack wasn't doing so well. He then saw ten EITC warships heading that way. ' Ill take care of them ' Richard said as his small fleet of five pirate warships engadged the ten warships. All warships were sunk, but only two of Richards small fleet survived. The Runner, and one other War Frigate.


{C The Soundtrack is a rather sloppy track made by CaptainGoldvane2. He makes them by playing his piano and coming up with cues. He uses the music of POTC by Hans Zimmer as an Inspiration, when he also makes his own cues.

{C Find these tracks by going to CaptainGoldvanes Youtube..


Fans : Jeffrey Blasthawk


Jim Logan

John Breasly

Edgar Wildrat

Jack Pistol

William Burnmonger (1#)


Chapter 13 Info

Well, Chapter 13 is going to be the big, climatic chapter for the Quest of the Sword of Freedom. It's a pretty big deal for TGT.

This will be the "Big-Kicker". I have alot of things planned, and an In-Game premiere before it is released.

Also, this time, things will change. I know for a long time TGT has been released small pieces at a time.

It was really the first story to do that, and that has been a TGT tradition. However, for Chapter 13, things will be different. I will take my time to write the entire chapter in a writing program, and then copy it here when i'm finished. This will take longer, but make it a more "official" release, and i'll even have a release date and an in-game premiere! TGT: The Movie, sadly put on hold for awhile.

T.H.I Productions renamed to ThunderBook Productions! The party was great! It started with some random chatting. Then, a load of PvP. Then, an ACCIDENTAL Team Battle PvP Glitch!

September 3, which will be when we film chapter 5, most likely, we will have a TGT party!It will be the celebration for 1 year of TGT existing! There will be pvp, tons of looting, and more. And PvP challenges, will include facing Richard Goldvane in pvp, facing Jack Can and Ben Can in PvP, and a challenge between fans. Though not many will come ( :( ), we will do the best with the amount of people we have.

LeClerc Sharpe has made us an awesome Userbox, use it today! The code is TGT

News: Commentaires?

That's right! I am now announcing that I am planning on writing a commentary for each chapter! This will take awhile, and I will do this after I write alot more. I may change me mind, though News: Blackbeard!

Blackbeard has been mentioned a few times. His ship even appeared. It is clear that he has been after Edward "The Terrible" Goldvane. But now, he has appeared IN TGT, and even killed Edward! News: Name Changes?

Another new possible thing is that I might change names for the first two chapters! The name "EITC Vs Richard and his Crew" was just suppose to be a mini-story on the Richard Goldvane Page. But it became to beginning of a very important thing. Well, at least important to me, anyway. It just doesn't fit the chapter. "Rise of the Skull" is a good name, but I think its just not good enough. If you have any name suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments!

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TGT 13 revealed!

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News: Chapter 13 Revealed! {C Chapter 13 has been announced! The small poster that was not official has now been confirmed. {C Chapter 13 will be titled "The Sword of Freedom", and will star Richard, Billy, Storm, Jack Can, El Fantasma, Sarah, and Foulberto Smasho. {C Goldvane has confirmed that the Sword of Freedom is one of three swords that unlocks the gates of Atlantis, and that it use to belong to The Menace.

The storyline will feature the EITC, Brethren Courts, El Fantasma, Foulberto Smasho, Jolly Roger, the Angler Lord, and of course, Richard, all wanting the Sword.

Who will find it? Find out in The Goldvane Trilogy Chapter 13: The Sword of Freedom.

TGT got a 19 out of 20 score on Chris Jericho's Story Contest.

Want to be on Captain Richard's crew? Just post in the comments or send CaptainGoldvane2 a message!

If you have any suggestions, feel free to post them in the comments. If you would like to be in the Story, just let me know via Message, or comment. Please note that i'm pretty full with storylines and characters for the next few chapters. So if you suggest something, please note that they might not appear untill Chapter 10 or later. I strongly appreciate your patience.

{C TGT won FAOTW!. {C Quotations changed in the middle of Chapter 6 : Part 1.

{C Jeffrey Blasthawk has made an appearance, and will be a future character for the Trilogy

{C Sixth chapter is now done. Read it now!

{C Scarface/Johnny Cothern set to make an appearance in Chapter 11. {C Storylines for chapters 6-13 already made, writing still in progress. {C Dr. Skull scheduled to be in Chapters 9-10. {C Achaelos will make an appearance in 10. {C Posters:


Future Expectations

Scheduled Green Runner crewmembers: Richard O'skull

Tom Cresthawk

Scheduled Pirate Lords: Captain Jim Logan.

Victor Creed Logan

Jack Swordmenace

Roger Wildeagle

Basil Bridgebain

Good EITC officers/leaders and Military leaders.

Scheduled Military and EITC that are good and not villains. Robert McRoberts

Captain Skull X

Cad Bane

Johnny Goldtimbers.