You are on your homeward bound after victory in the trojan war. Fighting alongside Heroes such as Ajax and Odysseus you had done in the Trojan's. With your spoils and comrades that survived you take it easy as you row for home.
You strain as you repeat the many motions of oar rowing with your arms as you wonder when you would reach home. A rocking is felt throughout the boat as your ship is halted in place. Yells and shouts are heard above and the other sailors are to wary to go check. What will you do?
>Let the other sailors check
>Find your best friend Xeno
>Go Check Topside
You Pisiporthus, decide not to risk your neck as braver souls head to find out what happened. Only screams of terror are recieved from up top as the boat shakes again. "It's a sea Monster"! Aw Zeus, this is bad. Xeno don's his armor and grabs a shield and spear and prepares to hear up. " Porthus grab a weapon unless you plan on dying with everyone else on this accursed boat".
>Grab Figure Eight Shield
>Grab Bow & Arrow
You hurry and grab an axe and shield and follow him up top, some of the sailors following your example. A sea serpent was thrashing around as snatched up a sailor in it's maw swallowing him whole. You all try to fight the beast off hacking at the body as a sailor beside melts as he is pelted!by acid launched by the serpent. You hope you don't suffer the same.
>Help Xeno distract the Serpent
>Focus on attacking the Serpent
You continue hacking with purpose at the serpent as Xeno using himself as a decoy. You manage to break its scale's as blood leaks out from the hide. The blue serpent shrieks as the turns its attention towards you as it grabs you into the air luckily you were caught in between it's teeth lest you would already have suffered a mortal wound. "Porthos hold on buddy"! Xeno yells pulling out his Bow and knocks an arrow aiming at it.
>Trust Xeno's Aim
>Hack at the Serpent with your Axe
>Trust Xeno's Aim
Be ready to make use of that axe, though. Worse comes to worse, we might have a split second to swing it and wedge the blade into some mouth flesh. Maybe locked between some teeth if we're lucky.
Xeno let's his arrow fly as it whistles through the!air as it roars in pain as an arrow pierces it's eye. The creature thrashes about a bit before opening it's maw as you flew into the air as you fall into the salty ocean below. You barely reach the surface as you find yourself under Xeno's Grip as he paddles towards nearby land. He finally hauls you onto shore as the two of you catch your breathes laughing like fools all the while.
>Do you say anything before the two of pass out?
"So that's my kill right"? You say with a chuckle. He limply hits you with his hand. " Coming from the guys that I had to save And haul to shore". He snaps back as the two of you let sleep overtake you. The two of you wake up again in the same place as the morning light starts to shine from the horizon. Pulling yourselves together you find that neither of you recognize the landscape before. The two of you take stock of what you have on hand. A Sword, Axe, two shields, and a bow and 11 Arrows. "Well Porthus, were we do we go from here"?
>Along the Coast
>To the Forest
>Head to the Mountains in the distance
Walking along the coast you find bit's of driftwood washed ashore by the tide. "Oh gods yes wine"! You see Xeno grabbing some bottles drinking out of one and stuffing the rest into a bag. You also find a chest of Gold and a box of food as well along the shore but only a few other sailors bodies turned up ashore. You couldn't carry everything with you inland so something had to be left behind.
You can only two things along.
You take the time to bury the gold in the sand, Xeno helped disguise it as a grave as you bury along with the other sailors. The two of eat some salted!fish with wine on the side, your strength returning more easily. There was still the Mountains and Forest to see for signs of civilization.
>Travel into Forest
>Travel through the Hills
Heading further inland, the two or you opt to travel into the forest to locate a water source. At least the trees provided cover from the sun. Eventually you do find a stream and drink the clear water of life. Filling your canteens you hear something drop as you see a black haired woman covered in furs start to turn and run away.
>Let Her Go
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Running after the native women you duck and branches and over tree roots as she still is gaining distance due to her hands being free and whatnot. Finally you get to a fork in the path and the women was nowhere in sight. "Damnit, which way"!
>Follow the dirt path.
>Follow broken branches and brushed aside foliage.
Take a moment listen and look if there is kicked up dust she took the path, if we here breaking of foliage she went that way, we were a hunter before the war after all even though we were young
Following the way of branches and brushed through foliage you eventually see a little village come into view. The woman runs over to some of the men talking to them in some unknown language. Some of heading over and grabbing stone weapon's and spears. "Shit, Porthus what do we do"?
>Hide From Them
Stepping out from your hiding place you step out from behind cover as they circle around you eyeing you mwith suspicion speaking in their strange tongue. "Porthus buddy what do we do"? That...was a good question.
>Gift them Xeno's Shield
>Gift them Xeno's Sword
>Gift the Wine
Xeno gets the idea to give the natives some of the wine. He sets the bag down opening up the top of one of the bottles and taking a swig and handing it to one of the men. He too takes a drink and apparently likes it as he tells something to the others as they usher you into their village. Later in the evening the villagers are throwing a feast and the people dance around.
After grabbing some succulent deer meat you stand up and go dance with some of the villagers. You dance around the fire in glee and dance.
You see Xeno and that girl from before drinking and feasting together then the next moment they disappear off somewhere the next. After much drinking the party winds down as your helped to bed.
In the morning you wake up in a cot bed among other warriors in the village as you dress yourself.
>Find something to eat
Walking by the many villagers sprawled out all around you check all of the nearby huts until the last thatched one you like your head in. Inside you see Xeno in bed with the native girl covered up in furs. "Oh Porthus, could afford us a moment of privacy so that me and Masa can get dressed"?
Grin and let the man have his moment. Go look for some food, see what we can learn about the local tongue.
We should work on making a boat. Also things to kill the sea serpent with. We gotta get home!
You have a grin and leave them to their business as you go search for something to eat. After finding some bread and actual water you consume the stuff as you see Xeno and the girl you believe to be called Masa step out dressed in heavy fur coats.
"Hey Porthus like my threads? Turns out they also speak Pyrinian. She said they have a port town on the other side of the island isn't that great"!? Xeno pats you on the back as Masa follows close behind.
>Take Xeno's Armor
>Make for the port town
You yell at Xeno for not carrying his armor but Masa gets mad at you for being angry at an injured friend. You look back at Xeno seeing that he seems more sluggish than before walking more on his left leg than the right.
Xeno hands you armor wanting you to keep it for yourself along with his sword and bronze shield. You head back to retrieve the chest while he waits in the village with Masa.
Bringing the chest back you share a portion with the tribals as the two of you start to make for the harbor town. You turn to see Masa running to catch up with you wishing to go along with Xeno.
>Allow Masa to come with or send her away?
>Travel through the Hills
>Go along the Forest
>Walk along the Coast
You voice your complaint about Xeno hiding his injury from you. "Sorry Porthus, I didn't want to worry you and I don't think I'll be fighting with you anymore aftermwemget back home. Traveling the quickest way along the coast you see Xeno's leg was burnt by acid and cut also graced his leg but the wound would heal in time. Xeno shows you a tooth and scale he found in the ocean while pulling you ashore and along the coastline.
Arriving in the town you pay for a boat to a port near your home city. You still had time before the boat would set sail.
>Keep As Trophy
>Create clothing (Specify)
>Keep as Trophy
"Idiot, If you don't fight anymore than I won't either, I'd die within seconds of the next battle without you looking after me!" You joke with him as the two of laugh together in your native tongue. The Blacksmith creates a two handed Blade called Serpentine which he takes for himself. A!scale Shield is made for you to name as the time comes to board the boat. Masa helps Xeno board the boat as the sailors started to sail off from harbor.
>What will you do to pass the time?
Snakeskin that would be the name of your Shield. With a prayer to Poseidon and much rest you even try your hand at some fishing. With a tug on the line you try to pull it up as Xeno with Masa's assistance help you try to bring the line back in.
With a back and forth struggle you finally pull whatever was on the line from the water as the three of you fall back as a loud shriek is heard bringing dread with it. The Serpent from before had returned as it wrapped around the boat and hissing at Xeno in particular. "Alright you stinking fish, let's finish what we stated"! Xeno pulls out his weapon as you ready Snakeskin.
>Pull The Line
>Bait it into attacking
You order the sailors to pull the lawn as the creature is drawn in closer, the Shield warding off the burning acid. Xeno gets a good swing across its face as it pulls away once more pulling the line with it.
>Pull The Line
.>Bait The Serpent
One more time your sailors grab hold of the line as the Serpent is pulled ever closer to you as you looks straight at you. "Let's end this Porthus"! Xeno say preparing to end the Serpent.
>Xeno kills the Serpent
>You kill the Serpent
>Masa kills the Serpent
All three lift the sword together as you aim for its skull, charging at once the blade in driven into it's head as the great Serpent fall limb on top of the deck. Everyone yelling shouts of praise and victory as the sailors lift you into the air.
Days later you arrive in port with your trophy in tow as you head for your own home as Xeno travels to his own home nearby. Your friends and family rejoice and are awed by your arduos tale as you were known by the title Serpentslayer. Xeno and Masa would settle down and start a family, the cold winters having never bothered them in the slightest. The two of you still visit now and again.
>What did you do after you returned home?
After having the finest Weapons and armor crafted from the Serpent' body, you were known as the greatest warrior in your city state eventually founding one of your own. All would fear and respect those who bore the Serpent Eye upon their Shield. Xeno and Masa would bore numerous children compared to your son and daughter who would be the closest of friends just like the two of you. And this your story had come to pass and the tale of your life be remembered as legend.
Destiny Vol.1: Bronze Forged Complete
Volume 2 coming soon
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