Band of Brothers (Ham Edition [a.k.a. "The A-team"])

Out the Window!

Oh dayum!

After the Groupe defeated the Pirate Queen and her lover, Hogarth, and the remainder of her pirate employees, the crew heads back to the village. When they return the village seems unusually quiet, but the groupe is not concerned and head for the docks with their beautiful prisoner. 
Although, as they near the docks they see that their ship has been overrun by Sheriff Cobb and the local villagers. When the villagers notice the groupe they charge at them with weapons drawn. Half of the groupe charges forward, notably Blood-Harvest, Go’brahl, and Purrellé, and cut a path for the trio to get to the sheriff. Roland charges his way through the crowd and engages with the sheriff. As the groupe  pushes back the marauders, Go’brahl and Purrellé split and board the Pirate Queen’s personal ship, the Black Galleon, and fend off the villagers on board as Blood-harvest and Whestly board the merchant ship and engage with the remaining villagers aboard. 
In the distance, Sa’relka notices a mob has gathered in the village and are making their way towards the docks. Spewgore and Roland confront the sheriff, while Sa’relka fires off from down the dock. As the mob reaches the dock and begins charging towards the Groupe Sa’relka charges in and unleashes with his claws. After taking the assault the sheriff shifted away to get into closer range to attack, but Sa’relka moved away and delivered a fatal shot to the sheriff’s head. Some of the mobmembers roar in anger as they see their sheriff fall dead. But just as the mob is about to reach the Groupe is saved by three large explosions upon the dock. They realize that the explosions came from canon fire from Captain Greybeard’s ship, which has finally caught up. 
The remaining townsfolk flee in terror. Roland briefly pursues but the weight of the Pirate Queen disables him to do so and he gives up. Greybeard comes ashore and greets the trio. He insists that they leave at once and sail back to the Lone Star Kingdom, he spilts his crew in half and he commands Whestley to take command of the merchant ship and gives the Groupe two of his men to help steer the Black Galleon. 
The Groupe insists on exchanging the “cargo” from the merchant ship to the Galleon. Greybeard accepts but tells them make haste.
Once the “cargo” is stuffed within the Queen’s private quarters the ships send off, out of Spidercrab Cove. 
At sea Roland and Spewgore interrogate the conscious Pirate Queen. As she yells at the two, Roland gives her several series of backhands. The Queen becomes more compliant after several smacks. Roland asks her about the note upon her vanity sent to her from ‘Z.’ but the Queen steers away from the answer which earns her another backhand from Roland . She then confesses that she had a partnership with the King of the Lone Star Kingdom in a drug smuggling scheme, but when the King arranged a large
shipment she double crossed him and stole his cargo, the cargo which the Groupe “confiscated”. Roland leaves the room to find Sa’relka and tell him of the new discovery.
After he finds Sa’relka in the crow’s nest he fills him in on the details. They both return to the Queen’s quarters to find Spewgore standing guard outside the room. When Roland opens the door he sees the Queen attempting to break her bonds upon the edge of her bedpost. Roland closes the door behind him and sexually assaults the Pirate Queen. 
The rest of the trip goes on without incident. During the night the lights dotting the coast begin to show the city of Gulfsport. A few miles away from the coast the Groupe, upon the Black Galleon notice four ships sailing towards them bearing the flags of the Lone Star Costal Guard. One ship intercepts Greybeard’s vessel which is floating parallel. Another ship sails out and behind to intercept the trailing “confiscated ship”. Two ships sail towards the Black Galleon and position on either side. A man of rank hails the Groupe and requests boarding. The trio agrees and the officers come aboard. Their Captain demands they reveal thier names and their allegiances. After the Groupe says they work for the king the officer says he must search the ship and confiscate it because it s obviously a pirate vessel. He heads towards the Queen’s chambers but the trio bars his path. Spewgore convinces him that there is nothing of value in there and that he can search the rest of the ship. As the officer’s men return from below deck and give the clear the Captain request that the trio come into custody. The trio refuse and then the Captain tells them they will use force if necessary. 
Suddenly they hear glass break from within the Queen’s Chambers. The Captain and his guards immediately reach for their weapons and head towards the door. Roland opens the door to see the Pirate Queen about to jump out the broken window, he charges towards her, tackling her and sending them both out the window into the black waters below. 
Spewgore shuts the door and locks it against the Captain and his men. The men on the other side begin hacking at the door with their weapons and the Captain can be heard shouting orders. Spewgore then uses his dragon’s breath to ignite the stock of rare herbs to destroy the evidence. 
As Roland breaches the water and looks around he sees the Queen swimming frantically away. He catches her and begins swimming away with her in his grasp. 
On the ship the room is filling with plumes of smoke as the door is beginning to break apart, Sa’relka shoots a couple arrows through the openings but the men continue on hacking the door down. 
Roland is spotted and a warning cannon shot hits the water nearby, he and the Queen begin swimming to flee but the weight of the extra body takes its toll on Roland, only slowing him down. 
As the door is broken down, Sa’relka shoots a couple more arrows and climbs out the window, Spewgore stabs in the smokey haze and runs, but he is grabbed by a rough hand. He is able to break loose and dives out the window and splashes into the water. 
Another cannon blast hits the water near Roland. Roland attempting to increase his odds lets the Queen loose to fend for herself, he dips underwater and swims off.
Sa’relka, clutching onto the edge of the ship after he climbed out the window watches as the Costal Guard ship on the starboard side begin mobilizing towards the east, and the ship in the south mobilizing towards the fray. There is a great commotion aboard to put out the fire. Sa’relka drops into the water, swims underneath the mobilizing ship and slips through the water away from the chase. 
Spewgore swims south in his escape, failing to notice the ship sailing in his direction ahead. The weight of his armor slowed him down enough to allow men to catch up to him in rowboats. 
Roland holds his breath underwater as a ship passes over his head. When he breaches the water the sky is lit up by some sort of flare. Several men spot Roland before he dips under the water again. 
Sa’relka  stops to observe the scene from a distance but realizes he has no option other than to keep swimming for shore. 
Spewgore is overwhelmed when several men from the rowboats dive into the water with sunrods. Failing to outswim them he is surrounded and he stabs with his spear at a man, but afterwards is grabbed and is then apprehended and thrown onto a rowboat. The men in the rowboat wave the approaching ship onwards towards the east to catch Roland. 
Roland comes back up from the water and sees the approaching ship and the other ship in the east. He attempts to swim away under the water once more, he sees several objects crash into the water carrying lights. 
Meanwhile Sa’relka has successfully swam within a short distance. He sees a Costal Guarc ship patrolling the outside of the docks but he is able slip past unnoticed and makes his way into the dock.
Roland, well surrounded and outnumbered swims back towards the Black Galleon and waits for capture. He is apprehended and gives up peacefully. He is taken to the Captain’s ship and thrown into the brig with Spewgore and the rest of the ship. A short while later the Captain comes down and speaks to the Groupe, he tells them that Finnea, the Pirate Queen was also apprehended and that it’s only a matter of time before they find Sa’relka. He tells them that for killing his men he will see them hanged, then leaves. 
Sa’relka finds his way underneath a dock and clutches to the bottom and waits till the Coastal Guard Ships return . It is morning by the time they return, Sa’relka watches as the Captain ‘s ship stops a few docks over, he swims through the waters but is noticed by several people upon the docks, who alert the local guards. Sa’relka swims quietly away and creeps towards the officers ship.
Roland and Spewgore are confronted by a group of guards, Spewgore speaks to one of the guards who turns away from him and cradles himself in confusion, but another guard shackles him angrily. Roland remains compliant but spits out insults at the guards. The Groupe is lead off the ship with heavy guard. Sa’relka watches from the water disguised by floating kelp as Spewgore stops walking and demands to speak to the Captain. He is allowed to speak, but only shouts obscenities and the guards shove him on. Sa’relka slips away after seeing his friends being led off. He swims to another dock and climbs onto the dock and dons a cloak and blends in with the people working on the docks. He follows the Groupe who is led several blocks away to a blank, ominous building that is heavily guarded. Spewgore and Roland are lead to cells where they see Captain Greybeard and his crew, including Whestley. Blood-Harvest, Go’brahl, and Purrellé are there as well. 
Judging he is outmatched Sa’relka decides to go to the tavern and think on what to do next…



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