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Hendrik van der Decken IEdit
|Hendrik van der Decken I|
|Ships:||Sailing ( 1)|
|1||Out of my way!|
We are in a hurry. We need to get to Java before the month ends. If you don't wanna aid me, stand aside. What? You think you can keep up? Then get your gear and let's go.
|2||Help me, I help you|
I don't respect just anyone, but you seem to be an adequate sailor. As I said, I am in a hurry. So if you could help me make my voyage smoother, I would reward you well.
|3||No time for stops|
We barely left the port and the crew is already moaning about the lack of food. I have no time to stop and shop for them. You go and fish out something to eat.
I pay them good money, yet they don't follow my orders. This deck is not scrubbed properly! Get some competent sailors that will sail this ship like she deserves.
I may have made a mistake. I hoped to sail faster with no sailing ballast. But now I see the ship does not sit well in the water. Find me some stones we can use.
Our lookout spied a burning ship not far. The crew worries it is a bad sign. I don't believe in such superstitions. But fill some barrels with sea water to calm them down.
The wind is unusually strong here threatening to tear our sails apart. I won't be deterred by this! Nail down the sails so they won't get loose in the wind and on we sail.
|8||Spice is our goal|
We are sailing to Java, the famous spice island in the Indian ocean. I worry that I may not have enough gold to purchase all the spice I planned to buy.
|9||A storm is here!|
Hold on tight, lest you go overboard with the next wave. I trust my men to get us out of the storm. Make yourself useful, and catch the fish thrown on deck by waves.
Men have enough of fish. But the cook does not have any other ingredients in the kitchen. Get some vegetables to stop their whining. I don't care what they are.
You can never have enough currency when you go to the Spice Islands. Fetch some precious stones. Jewels are always a good way to sweeten the deal with the spice merchants.
|12||They should fear us|
I heard there are pirates hunting in these waters. They are foolish if they think they can capture our ship. We will not go down easily. Bring more ammo for our cannons.
|13||Test the cannons|
How have they gotten behind us unseen? Who? The pirates! Tell your men to get ready. We are going to drown these thieving dogs.
|14||How did this happen?|
The pirates have captured half my crew. Now how am I going to sail on? I have no time for rescue missions. Give the pirates what they want, and pay the ransom for my men.
|15||We can still make it|
The ship is damaged quite badly after the clash with the pirates. I admit, it did not go as I planned. Nevertheless, we must continue. Repair what you can and let's go.
|16||Change in tactics|
We need to avoid pirates now. Let's scare them away so they leave us alone. I played a bit with the pumpkins you brought. With candles inside they look pretty scary.
|17||Well working ruse|
No ship has come near us anymore. But we could still improve our disguise. Together with the smell of dead fish we will surely scare away even the toughest pirates.
There are some rocks in the sea. Go and look if we can chip off a piece. The stone around here is used by local sculptors. You could get a nice bit of gold for it.
|19||What is this?|
Exotic birds from the rocks followed you back to the ship? Must be the smell of dead fish. I know some people who might be interested in them. Put them into cages.
|20||The final touch|
The shrieking of the birds adds well to our disguise of a haunted ship. I just saw a ship with a black flag steer away from us. We can safely carry more gold like this.
Rumors are starting among the crew that posing as a ghost ship will bring us bad luck. Take the fools to nearby port and recruit tougher men. I don't need these cowards.
|22||Cape of storms|
We are nearing the Cape of Good Hope. This area is known for stormy weather. We should strengthen the main mast while we can. It got chipped in the last storm
Our birds are getting skinny. Are you feeding them well? Must I remind you of their importance to us? Feed them and scrub their droppings from the deck. It's disgusting.
Using the pumpkins has a small downside. They rot quickly. We will need new ones. This brown muck that is left of the old pumpkins is good only for the fish.
You see the dark clouds before us? That will be a furious storm. Bring more ballast for our ship. It will help her sail steady even in the wild waves which will come.
|26||Breach in the hull!|
In the cargo hold are some planks you can use to cover it. However, you will have to get your own nails to fix them in place. Hurry, before we are filled with water!
The waves are high as a tower. Men are afraid we will sink. I promised them more gold if we get through. I'll round this cape even if I should sail here for all eternity!
Some men have gone overboard! They are still on the surface. Try to find all of them, and save as many as you can! The ship won't sail itself if the crew drowns.
|29||We must go on|
I am not going to wait out this storm in a safe port! Even should I be eternally damned! Give the men some buckets so they can get the water away from the deck.
|30||Way to damnation|
The sun should be still above our heads but the heavy clouds keep all light away. We can use the pumpkins to shed some light around. And let's sail onward!
Hendrik van der Decken IIEdit
|Hendrik van der Decken II|
|Ships:||Sailing ( 1)|
You seem familiar, sailor. Have we met before? Ah! You're the captain that helped me beforeâ€¦ the accident. For your service, perhaps I will not pull you into the deep.
You wonder what happened to my handsome visage? Just a minor mishap. Don't let it bother you. Now if you bring me some sharp blades, we might continue our business.
|3||Add a rock here|
Take the ballast from the ship. We do not need it anymore. And add yours too to build an unexpected reef near the shore. Why you ask? To catch some unsuspecting prey.
Men have always been lured in by gold. Just a glint of it and they would gladly sell their soul. I know you are no different. Don't worry, you will get what you deserve.
|5||She is like me|
As you can see, my ship is a bit worse for wear than before. No point in fixing her now. Just nail some planks here and there and the wind will carry us on.
Now I will show you what I must do now to keep the Devil appeased. First, you must lure some ship near and let the sailors see us. Leave the rest to me.
You remember the reef you helped me build? It's yielding fruit already. Just go look for yourself what became of the poor sailors and bring me the thing you find.
|8||Other kind of hunger|
Not needing to eat is quite dangerous. You might even forget your humanity. Bring me some fish and let's pretend we are hungry...for food.
Some of my crew tried to flee in a boat. There is no escape once you are a ghost. To make them understand that put shackles on them. They will sail with me forever.
|10||You see that bay?|
Fearful sailors use it to anchor when they see a storm coming. We'll build scary figures on the rocks nearby. To make them think twice about going into port.
There are many legends about treasures in sunken shipwrecks. Let's indulge the seekers and make them true. The heavy gold will also make it hard to reach the surface again.
|12||Complicate it a bit|
It would be boring to let the gold just lay around. It needs to be secured in a heavy chest which is hard to open and hard to carry. We are not giving it away so easily.
You are curious about what happened to me, right? I don't remember much. I just know that I will never reach my goal now. And neither will the sailors who cross my path.
|14||Everything has its use|
No soul lost at sea will go to waste. They will serve to warn others away from this godforsaken waters and as a fuel on my eternal voyage across the seas.
|15||Is there hope?|
Sometimes I wish I could step on land again. But our anchor got ripped off and lost. Find me a new one and let's try to go to port. I might even break this curse.
I was foolish to try. We couldn't even get near the coast and the strong current took us away. We might have to build our bay. Make a small island of rocks in the shallows.
Even the fish laugh at my futile tries. It seems I can't break this curse so easily. You can't cheat the devil just like that. So on we sail! The stormy sea awaits us.
Go into a port and ask people about any ghost ships they saw. I am curious what is said about us. You can also buy some supplies. Your crew still needs them.
|19||Spread the rumors|
I see, not many know about my ghost ship yet. Lead some sailors from the town here. They will spread the tales. Choose the brave ones, we have no use for cowards.
|20||Another evil plan|
We will send letters to the ships we encounter. After reading them the fate of the unsuspecting sailors will be sealed. Prepare a small boat on which we will send them.
Ah! They opened the letters, curious little humans. And now they will never see land again. Come, bring them to me so they can join us on our endless voyage.
My men fished up some pretty white bones from the sea. I have a mind to use them as a decoration for our ship. They will add the right atmosphere. Nail them to the deck!
I've been thinking about ways to enhance the terror we spread. Rain of dead fish would be impressive. But I still need to work on it. Can't quite get them up into the air.
Our cursed reef is starting to fall apart. The sea is not gentle to anyone, not even the rocks. With a few stones we can make it hold for a while longer.
|25||Is there redemption?|
Scaring sailors is fun but I miss the taste of food and solid ground under my feet. I heard about a witch who might know how to break this curse. But it won't be for free.
What did the witch say? I should find my true love? She is a fraud that's clear. Get some sailors talking. Somebody must have heard about a curse like this before.
|27||Devil is watching|
We must get back to work. The sailors won't find their way to damnation by themselves. Get another boat and send letters to the ship that is closing in on us.
|28||I can see it on you|
You are starting to have second thoughts about helping me. You are still alive after all so there might be a way out. But don't you want to save these poor lost souls?
I was lying. There is no saving them. But at least they don't suffer the cruel sea and harsh weather. Maybe. You could lock them inside an iron cask so they are safe.
|30||I'll try anything|
Go look for a golden fish which will fulfil my three wishes. Then we will both be free of this undead predicament. I promise I will let you have a wish too.
Hendrik van der Decken IIIEdit
|Hendrik van der Decken III|
|Ships:||Sailing ( 1)|
|1||You are still alive|
And you are still here? I thought you had prefered a watery grave to working with a sea demon like myself. Well, since you are here help me build a dock.
|2||Not giving up|
As you can see, I'm still not giving up on getting rid of this curse. My current plan is to build a floating dock where I could anchor my ship. So the stone is useless.
|3||Mortals die easily|
Go to the town and buy some proper tools. We can't build anything with just our hands. But don't dawdle there long. I have all eternity but you might die at any moment.
Who is this woman you bring with you? She said she was curious about the lonely ghost captain? Phe! I am not lonely. Let's see how she will cope among my ghostly crew.
|5||They can't be saved|
She is sticking her nose into things that don't concern her. Why did I allow her on board? She wants to help the lost souls. Just let her see them so she is satisfied.
|6||She can work|
The wench is making my crew nervous. Asking questions, looking all over the place and so on. She should make herself useful. Give her needlework or something.
|7||I am so merciful|
Now she needs food. I should let her starve and be done with it. Give her some of your supplies or just catch a few fish. I hope she will like them raw.
|8||She knows something|
We talked about my curse. She said she might know how to break it. But wouldn't say how. All humans want gold, right? Bring lots of it, then she will tell for sure.
|9||She is silent|
I wish she would just tell me what's wrong. We can talk about the curse later. Maybe she can't sleep well on the hammock in her cabin. Make her a proper bed.
Why would she do that? She just looked at me and jumped over the railing. Something is different. I feel so tired all of a sudden. And hungry. Is this skin on my face?