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31 August 2010 @ 01:13 pm
Captain's Log: 001  
This is one of those journals you Off Worlders have, isn't it? Whichever god it is that hands them out seems to have good timing.

This is Captain Siri, I met a few of you when we left the island. I'm here to report that a maelstrom has opened in the mouth of the harbor. It's at least 30 feet across, and it's already taken down two fishing boats that moved too close. If any of you were interested in another try at leaving Rivelata, it looks like we missed our chance.

[muttered:] I hope this works. I feel ridiculous, writing a diary for eyes that may not even see it...


[[ooc: WELL LOOKS LIKE THE HARBOR'S BLOCKED OFF AGAIN. Giant whirlpool! Storm clouds seem to gather just above it, but don't bother the rest of the harbor. Any boat within 20 feet of it gets sucked down and presumably smashed against the bottom, but there's no way of knowing for sure what happens to them. Enjoy your strange ocean happenins, Rivelata!]]
 
 
 
Laksha, the White Rose: Talking about my little ladyenchantedimsure on August 31st, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
A whirlpool? When do you believe it appeared?
rivecaptain on August 31st, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)
I know it appeared this morning. A captain doesn't let the sea go unread, and especially not something as drastic as this.
Laksha, the White Rose: She knows just what to doenchantedimsure on August 31st, 2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
Were there any indicators of magick? Any sparks, shining in the water? Anything that would've given evidence of an outside source?
rivecaptain on August 31st, 2010 07:31 pm (UTC)
You'll have to forgive me if I didn't exactly get close enough to see. A maelstrom is a maelstrom, and I'll not risk my ship getting near enough to know the details.
Laksha, the White Rose: She knows what I'm aboutenchantedimsure on August 31st, 2010 07:39 pm (UTC)
Of course not...
But I hope there might be a way to find the source. Someway to banish it. The sea's disturbance is never a good sign of the balance of nature.
rivecaptain on August 31st, 2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
It's possible the cause is purely natural. Something might have caused a change in the sea bed, the resulting currents could have formed it.
Laksha, the White Rose: What she's got is hard to findenchantedimsure on August 31st, 2010 07:55 pm (UTC)
True... I am not the most experienced with natural phenomena. I pray that this is not more of the Gods' mischief.
rivecaptain on August 31st, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
Whatever it is, it's a hassle.
rosereddaughter on September 1st, 2010 04:56 am (UTC)
I suppose I could go have a look, for a price.
Laksha, the White Rose: Always treat her with respectenchantedimsure on September 1st, 2010 04:58 am (UTC)
I would never send one of our subjects into the fray simply for information! It's far too dangerous.
rosereddaughter on September 1st, 2010 05:03 am (UTC)
I'm not a subject of this government, Laksha. I believe a good term is 'Expat', or someone who works and lives in another country without being a citizen. And I'd hardly call it 'into the fray' when I was just going to fly out and see if I can sense anything from it. I might even be able to send a recording device into it if you have such a thing.
Laksha, the White Rose: Talking about my little ladyenchantedimsure on September 1st, 2010 05:05 am (UTC)
I fear tossing a journal into the storm would do no good. Perhaps I could enchant something...
rosereddaughter on September 1st, 2010 05:08 am (UTC)
It wouldn't be the first storm I've flown through, and for a first venture I have no interest in unnecessary risks.
N I L L: ★ ;; that i thought were so easywingsnotwords on August 31st, 2010 07:25 pm (UTC)
[Slooowly, as she copies the word.]

maelstrom?


Edited at 2010-08-31 07:25 pm (UTC)
rivecaptain on August 31st, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
[so much frowning over here, WHY IS THIS BOOK MOCKING HER.]

Yes.
N I L L: ★ ;; whats come over mewingsnotwords on August 31st, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
what is that?
rivecaptain on August 31st, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
[...oh, now the repetition makes more sense.]

An enormous whirlpool.
N I L L: ★ ;; i walk the streets i never knewwingsnotwords on September 1st, 2010 02:26 am (UTC)
[GO SIMPLER.]

what does that do?
rivecaptain on September 1st, 2010 02:28 am (UTC)
Truly?
N I L L: ★ ;; the most elaborate scene todaywingsnotwords on September 1st, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
is it like when the city drowned?
rivecaptain on September 1st, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)
No. [pause] Have you ever pulled the drain in a filled sink?
N I L L: ★ ;; 'cause im feeling likewingsnotwords on September 1st, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
yes

Edited at 2010-09-01 02:32 am (UTC)
rivecaptain on September 1st, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)
That is a whirlpool. Imagine one 30 feet wide at the top, and that is a maelstrom.
N I L L: ★ ;; this night it needs the rainwingsnotwords on September 1st, 2010 02:55 am (UTC)
[INSERT HEART ATTACK.]
rivecaptain on September 1st, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
Needless to say, it wouldn't be wise to go swimming too near it. Most maelstroms are known to drag a swimmer along the bottom quite a ways before finally loosing its grip.
Iggy: sarcasticblind_bomber on September 1st, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
[recorded]
Oh, great.

Do you know how long it took me to convince her to go in the water the first time? She'll never go back in now.
rivecaptain on September 1st, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC)
[recorded]
Better landlocked than drowned, I suppose.
dontjustdont on September 1st, 2010 01:32 am (UTC)
And here I was, thinking about some sun.
rivecaptain on September 1st, 2010 01:38 am (UTC)
Sorry?