The Battle Pirates - story

Michael Middleton
Michael Middleton
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edited 30 Dec 2012, 8:16PM
Recently I was away from my home PC and bored. So I did this... apologies for bad grammar, it's just a story. If you enjoy and the developers don't mind I'll do some more.

Disclaimer: I am not involved in the development of Battle Pirates nor do I own any aspect of the game, I just enjoy playing it like everyone else and wanted to flush the story out a bit.

Prologue

“Years ago our world had as much land as water but that was years ago, long before anyone alive today was around. Now all we have is the sea. Exactly what happened is unknown, lost to the years, however what is clear is it was the ship captains who saved what they could and brought us to the islands. Now in all that sea that is the world we are a scattered bunch of islands, a few thousand inhabitants each. They call the Captains pirates, I call them our last chance.”

“Our first Howitzer, fully operational it will defend the entrance to our island from all threats and pose as a deterrent to anyone who would think to challenge us.” The island’s head captain said looking up at the bases newest commissioned defensive weapon.

“A complete waste of money, Captain.” Someone said walking through the crowd

“Senator Michaels, your opinion was well noted and it was out voted, as the way of the island the majority leads.” The captain said with a broad smile.

“Captain, how long has it been since this island was attacked, by anyone?” Senator Michaels asked raising his arms getting people’s attention.

“There’s always a first time, Senator”

“I could believe that Captain, but how long has it been since you own Marauder has seen combat.” Michaels said looking over at the Captain’s own ship sitting in the docks the Marauder, the biggest ship of the fleet, was one of the survivors of the great floods and rarely put to sea instead leaving it to the newer classes that had been developed over the years. “How long Captain?”

“Many moons Senator, much that you know, however there is always a first time and we must always be ready. The Howitzer will safeguard us in the immediate future, we should celebrate this.”

“You mean the Captain’s should celebrate still remaining in control.” The Senator said this time smiling himself.

“We are only here to protect this island and it’s people as we have always done, as our predecessors did.”

“As your predecessors did, the Captains keeping the power destined for Civilian authorities…” Michaels began before the Outpost’s sirens began “what is that?”

“The Emergency sirens” the Captain replied “Operations, what do we have?” Moments later the Captain turned back to the Senator “one of our Longboats is coming in, on fire, perhaps you civilians will excuse me.”

“Were they attacked?”

“There’s always a first time!” the Captain shouted back grimly running down the dock at the outer marker the inbound ship was coming in. The Longship was smaller than the Marauder-class however it was still a solid vessel, more often than not the Longship class was used as a miner gathering resources for use in the base and in new ship development.

Reaching the docks the Captain watched as the Longship moved into the shipyards on autopilot, it was too dangerous for a ship to manoeuvre in island’s narrow channel under its own control. As soon as it was in range of the docks fire fighters opened hoses on the ship’s structure allowing the first rescuers to get aboard. Charging aboard the Captain headed for what remained of the ship’s bridge the ship’s hull was thankfully intact but it would take days just to remove the damaged armour and weapons before repairs could begin. The bridge was all but destroyed only a single member of the ship’s crew a young Lieutenant remained holding onto the ship’s main wheel, the Captain ran to his side pulling the young man to his feet “Lieutenant, what happened out there?” He demanded seeing the man was awake “what pirate attacked you?”

“Not a pirate, something new.” He struggled out “in mining fields” he said before passing out.

“Get a medic over here!” The captain shouted, moments later as the medics arrived he rose to his feet looking around at the devastation. Touching his hand to his ear he tapped the communicator there twice activating the Marauder’s communications system drawing himself up to attention, as if that made a difference, he spoke loudly and clearly. “This is the Captain to all hands of the Marauder. Fuel the engines, arm all ripper cannons and prepare to put out to sea.” He said marching off the wrecked Longboat back onto the pier there stood Senator Michaels and his civilian following.

“Captain, what do you intend to do?”

“I’m going to find out what is going on out there, I’m taking the Marauder out to the mining fields to find the cause of this damage.”

“That will leave us defenceless!” Michaels protested “you have a responsibility, all the Captains do!”

“My responsibility is to the sea, you have the Howitzer that and the sea wall will protect you.”
My piece of Battle Pirates Fan Fiction: http://forums.kixeye.com/threads/125229-The-Battle-Pirates-story Hope you enjoy!!

My second piece of Battle Pirates Fan Fiction[url] http://forums.kixeye.com/threads/196200-Owen-s-shipyard?p=1716922#post1716922 [/url] Hope you enjoy!!!
Sortar wrote: »
haha what an idiot..more money for king will and his tribe of merry idiots...you guys complain then just spend more...classic..
  • doomgiver
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    nice story, fits in with the game!!

    good work!
  • jeremiah78
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    when is the movie coming out
  • Teddycuddlez
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    You should a write a book or something like this if you get the chance, if you do send it to my email: [email protected].
  • IcenI 53
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    Carry on Michael please :p
    Old players don't know best !
  • Michael Middleton
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    Thanks for the replies in support here's the next bit, the chapters are a bit small but I think they work. More soon

    One

    “When the first attacks occurred we thought it was other pirates however it was really the Draconians. Appearing from nowhere they set up bases around almost every mining cluster in the sea. The initial attacks caught everyone by surprise the Draconians travelled in fleets of up to five ships some of them massive. There was no communications, no visible contact instead we had to try and match them developing new weapons, new ships and new defences. Although this helped us match the Draconians it also brought the attacks from other islands, ambitious ship captains, ruthless pirates so starting the never ending cycle of war.

    The old Marauder took to the seas as easy as a new ship it’s hull cutting through the growing waves a storm brewed on the horizon. At the bridge the Captain stood like a statue staring out to sea, it was mid afternoon you could see for miles and miles. “Set a course for the mine, the longboat crew were mining at.”

    “Aye Captain” the crew replied, the Marauder turned away from the Island heading east towards a nearby metal mine. Despite the sea covering almost all the land of the planet the Islanders had been able to find areas of land too small for a town or base but large enough for a small crew to mine minerals at. They’d also found some rundown but operational wind farms floating in the ocean still anchored to the bedrock as they had for centuries surviving even the raising tides giving them energy to run their outposts and work their machines.

    The journey towards the metal mine was a short one but before they even reached the mine the Captain could see a difference, ahead in the middle of a mining area a huge metallic island had risen from the sea. Although the Marauder hadn’t been to sea in many years the Captain often joined mining and trade missions and he knew this was something new. “What the hell?” The Captain whispered

    “Sir, incoming vessels from the… that thing” a crew member warned stumbling over the words. “To the east sir.”

    “Helm, slow to dead slow” the Captain ordered raising his telescope scanning the horizon. Suddenly he saw them six ships moving in close formation five vessels forming an arrowhead in front of a cargo ship. He didn’t recognize any of the ship designs only that they moved fast, were large and they didn’t appear to have any open deck areas. “They aren’t coming any closer to us, prepare to dock with the mine, we’ll test the ground see if anyone approaches us and if…” Before he could finish his sentence someone shouted a warning.

    “Incoming fire!” moments later machine gun fire raked the Marauder from long range, most of it missed landing in the sea but some tore into the ship’s hull.

    “Helm, come to port thirty degrees! Ripper Turrets fire at targets as they come into range!” The captain screamed looking at the incoming ships three small ships no larger than a scout ship employed by the Outpost. Moving in close formation towards the single Marauder. As they closed all three ripper turrets opened fire positioned fore, centre and aft the three cannons tore into the closest enemy vessel first tearing it to pieces before switching targets to the second vessel. The captain smiled glad to see the crew had not forgotten their training and concentrated their fire. Moments later the Marauder was hit again causing more damage.

    “Communications out sir!” Someone reported

    “Understood, continue turn aft gun volley fire both remaining targets. Forward and midships reload prepare for second round.” The Marauder continued to turn the aft gun now picking up the slack of the other guns firing into both remaining vessels.

    “Sir they are trying to put us between them, flanking us!”

    “Continue turn! Forward midships rippers prepare to attack target designated Alpha.” the captain said activating his own console indicating which target he wanted hit. “Aft gun continue volley fire at Beta target.”

    There was some “aye sirs” but they were droned out by the Marauder taking more enemy fire the Captain grimaced his beloved ship had served for years and years how long would the repairs be this time. The forward and midships guns suddenly opened fire together tearing into their target the deafening roar of a pair of Ripper Machine Cannons was something to behold, not the most advanced weapon of the old world it was one of the few weapons completely understood by the Outpost and was standard fit on all the Outpost’s guns. After today the Captain thought perhaps it was time to invest in some new weapons research, and some more Howitzers…

    BANG!

    BANG!

    Two more impacts against the Marauder’s hull brought the Captain back into the real world and the continued battle. Suddenly the ship in front of them exploded in a ball of flame, whoever these people were their ships weren’t built to last in a fight. “Helm bring us to starboard bring forward guns into play against target bravo” the captain ordered, the last ship must have realized that it was useless to continue and was turning to run but there was no chance the captain or her crew would allow that now. The Marauder continued it’s graceful turn brining it’s guns on the target, suddenly all three rippers field’s of fire merged on the single remaining damaged target, it stood no chance the three machine gun turrets tore the ship to pieces. As the last ship appeared to begin to surrender something exploded inside the ship blowing up whatever remained of the craft.

    “B*******” the captain swore seeing the destruction of the vessel “they don’t want us to know who they were… all crew this is the captain well done.” he said congratulating the crew, their first combat in years and a victory. “Commence repairs and salvage operations we need to find out who these people were.” He said dishing out new orders “Commander, you have the bridge.” He said to his executive officer before heading below to his cabin, there was much to think about.

    Hours later with its battle damage repaired the Maruader began to sail home to the Outpost, from the destroyed enemy ships they had found crates of metal ore that their crews had mined before attacking the Marauder, a couple of weapon fragments but no sign of the crew only a name “Draconian” a name completely foreign to the captain he wondered who they were and what their presence meant to the Outposts continued survival only time and the people’s reactions would tell.
    My piece of Battle Pirates Fan Fiction: http://forums.kixeye.com/threads/125229-The-Battle-Pirates-story Hope you enjoy!!

    My second piece of Battle Pirates Fan Fiction[url] http://forums.kixeye.com/threads/196200-Owen-s-shipyard?p=1716922#post1716922 [/url] Hope you enjoy!!!
    Sortar wrote: »
    haha what an idiot..more money for king will and his tribe of merry idiots...you guys complain then just spend more...classic..
  • Teddycuddlez
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    Just as good if not better than the first part :D
  • Capt_Werq
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    cant wait to read the next chapters
    Quote Originally Posted by KIXEYE CM Swag View Post
    I am here every day being your voice to the developers. I make daily reports on the voice of the community, even weekends and holidays. I have gotten into full-blown arguments before in making a case on behalf of the players; it's just not something that I can talk about on a regular basis. As long as I am here, you can be sure your voices are heard.
  • IcenI 53
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    Keep going Michael, good reading matey !
    Old players don't know best !
  • DAEMONICUS
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    Peter,

    I just came across this little story and was quite impressed. I have been searching for a so called stepping stone to writing a great story and could transform this into something fantastic. Let me know if it's something you'd be interested in.
  • SonsOfAnarchy
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    just as good as Sons Of Anarchy episodes lol 2 THUMBS UP!
  • Michael Middleton
    Michael Middleton
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    The second chapter an expansion with some new characters

    Two

    “The Council of Captains had been formed following the arrival on the island each of the five captains who had brought people to the island were granted a place as well as the senior civilians reprehensive and the island’s security chief. Following initial landings two of the ships a large tanker and a passenger liner were beached, broken and turned into the first Outpost building and the first factories of the island. The Captains of these ships were retained on the Council out of respect and their positions have been retained ever since.”

    The Marauder had returned battle damaged but victorious with parts of the Draconian vessel. The Captain headed directly into the Outpost heading for the council chambers despite the Marauder’s communication damage he knew that the council would be in session. Entering he looked at the six other members of the council. “Welcome back, Captain” Senator Michaels said grimly “I understand your ship is damaged, you found someone to fight I gather?”

    “I did, Senator, at a nearby mine. All I have is a name Draconian, I have little further information on them.”

    “You made contact with them with a weapon before you tried to talk to them. Our miners could have trespassed.”

    “Senator!” Another member of the council shouted Captain Stewart, the miner’s representatives on the council, “our miners have used that mine and the other around here for almost a century. The other Pirates in the area use them as well, we all know they are remnants of the old world.” He said bowing his head for a moment in remembrance “they belong to no-one.”

    “Agreed, our island needs access to those mines.” Security Director Melville said quietly “Captain please continue your report.” she said looking bat at the Marauder Captain.

    “They travel in packs from what we observed both as they travel the sea and in those that approach mines. We observed ships three of four times the size the Marauder travelling through the ocean leaving their ‘bases’ they all travel in packs between three and five vessels. We collected samples of their hull and of their weapons which I have ordered taken to the scientists.” He said continuing “I wish to formally put to a vote spending on further vessels capable of fighting off further Draconian attacks, increased defences such as more Howitzers and research into new weapons technology to help us.”

    “All of which will bring eyes of others on our island. We are a peaceful people.” Senator Michaels stressed.

    “But we need to defend ourselves” Captain Stewart argued “I agree we need to increase the size of our fleet and increase our defensive fortifications.”

    “As do I, especially increased numbers of Howitzers, I already have an expansion program for their deployment” Director Melville agreed.

    “My scientists have been looking into recovering weapons from the world before. We have made some breakthroughs. If you wish it then some of these weapons should be available to the new ships. From a research perspective, I would also vote to continue to engage Draconian targets, the new weapon samples you brought back are… interesting” Dr ‘Captain’ Rachel McManus said her Captain rank was honorary held over from when one of the original ships had been broken up to increase the size of the Outpost and provide civilian quarters for the first inhabitants. She was also a strong supporter of the Captain and the other ship captains as she was able to see her new technology in use.

    “Captain Dimitri is at sea” the Captain said quietly

    “Then as is tradition his vote is classed as a non-voter” Michaels said with a smile “leaving it to Tech Captain Owen” Senator Michaels continued “who appears not to have turned up again.”

    “Probably fixing battle damage.” the Captain said quietly

    “As a result a second non-vote leaving the vote passed in favour of increased ship spending and defence with four votes to one with two abstentions.” Senator Michaels said “vote to be reassessed in three months to ensure our people’s money and resources are being correctly spent.”

    “I can live with that” the Captain said knowing exactly what was coming raising from his chair leaving the room quite quickly heading for the construction yard.

    Minutes later the Captain had moved from the Council Chambers and had arrived at the Construction yard where a new Longship sat in dry-dock being constructed. “Tech Owen, you missed the Council meeting” the Captain said entering Owens’s office a small smile playing on his lips.

    “What a tragedy” the Tech grumbled quietly not even bothering to look at the Captain “what did I miss Capt’n?”

    “More spending on new ships”

    “Really?” The tech said spinning around in surprise.

    “With the Draconian threat they can’t see any other way.” the Captain said “so what can you do with our ships?”

    “With our current fleet not much.” The Tech said glancing down the Captain’s expression turned from being amused to being quite annoyed. “The current Scout, Courier and Longships are just too small to be retrofitted with new equipment. You’d have to dig so deep into the hull to fit the stuff you may as well build a new ship. Even your Marauder” the Tech said nodding towards the Captain’s own ship which was being lifted out of the sea to be repaired “is too small, I’d have to gut her before it would be effective.”

    “So what can you do?”

    “Well that’s the bright side” the Tech said turning towards his desk, the Captain moved forward to see a group of drawings “new scouts can carry light guns like Rippers or even a Thud cannon and be turned into Gunboats not too difficult since we’ve already being playing around with the idea. The Courier similar to the Scout but a little bigger so a Skirmisher of some sort?” The Tech said the Captain nodded minimal armaments but better than now. “The Longships would make good Thud Cannon platforms or missile carriers we could put a pair of either Thuds or Rapiers giving it range or power your choice really.”

    “Nice work, anything further?” the Captain asked impressed by the work but not over rawed by it.

    “Well we’ve been looking at your Marauder for years” the tech said flicking the page “I can’t do anything with your ship she’s too old and too compact for a refit. But we could reproduce it, with Thud Cannons, Rapier Missiles, even the new Hydra or Diplomat could fit on it.” The Captain almost smiled the Hydra was a launcher that fired dozens of rockets smaller than the larger Rapier Missile but they were quite dangerous in close.

    “The Diplomat?”

    “A new longer ranged weapon, a Mortar of sorts firing an explosive shell over those walls other bases have.” Owen explained.

    “So an offensive weapon?” The captain asked thinking of the implications of that move.

    “Well… a Ripper can be used offensively Captain” the Tech said innocently “but you’re right it would be classed as something to open up other people’s bases.”

    “Good I like it, mass production of the Marauder hull with as much weapons you can on each would be very nice.” The captain said noticing the Tech’s hand hovering over the page “anything further Owen?”

    “Yes Capt’n” he said flicking the page once more showing a drawing for something that looked like an oil tanker of old.

    “A tanker?”

    “It’s partially based that three times the size of your Marauder four weapon turrets plenty armour and twice the extras. We’re calling her the Big B****.” Owen said smiling

    “You’re calling?” The captain asked quietly thinking Senator Michaels would have a heart attack if he heard the name.

    “Yes, her official name is the Battle Barge, as it’s designed for battle and it moves like a big b… barge” the Tech finished on a more polite note.

    “Stick with the proper name.”

    “Aye Capt’n” the Tech said resigned as the Captain left. As the Captain moved away he hard the tech shout “Schmee! We’re building Marauders. But the Captain didn’t go for the nickname of the new boat!” he shouted there was a reply which the Captain couldn’t quite make out “If that Levi ever makes it onto my desk, never mind sail, I’ll eat Marshall’s hat!” The Tech shouted laughing in reply. Although the captain couldn’t make out the reply the Techs were all laughing so at least they were in good spirits, soon the Captain hoped they’d have a fleet of ships to take on the Draconians with numbers and firepower.

    Walking away he walked into Dr Rachel McManus “Captain, a small word”

    “Yes Doctor”

    “From the wreckage your recovered from that Draconian craft we found part of a schematic of something called an Impact Canon. I can’t guarantee it will be any better than our technology but do me a favour keep an eye out for other gems when you are out there.”

    “Along with staying alive I’ll do what I can.”

    Hope you enjoy, more coming along with arrival of new pirates
    My piece of Battle Pirates Fan Fiction: http://forums.kixeye.com/threads/125229-The-Battle-Pirates-story Hope you enjoy!!

    My second piece of Battle Pirates Fan Fiction[url] http://forums.kixeye.com/threads/196200-Owen-s-shipyard?p=1716922#post1716922 [/url] Hope you enjoy!!!
    Sortar wrote: »
    haha what an idiot..more money for king will and his tribe of merry idiots...you guys complain then just spend more...classic..
  • john55223
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    Wow this is an amazing story, you have alot of talent, I have never thought of writing stories about this game. Really creative...., if you would like i could make you your own website when I get home, PM me later
  • SonsOfAnarchy
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    he must smoke alot of weed.... lmao AWESOME STORY BRO!!
  • Stash
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    That is really good. I like it. Keep it up man.
  • Peacemaker 184
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    I can't wait till next parts :) This is awesome. Keep going in this direction :)
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  • Flo
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    i just couldnt stop laughing when you called the person to build ships Schmee...will Curtis Smale than be for the island defences????
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  • IcenI 53
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    Its getting better Michael.........thanks for a good read.
    Old players don't know best !
  • tw3nty0n3
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    awesome stuff, keep at it! very entertaining to read.
  • Michael Middleton
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    Argh it was too big so two posts, this chapter begins to explain a little of what is going on in the area. I've based it in my own sector 73 and will likely use one or two of the names from there. Hopefully this chapter begins to explain a little of what is going on.

    Three

    “We all thought the Draconians were bad, but really there were just the warm up, the real threat came through other pirates. Survivors like us who had fled to other islands who now tried to prey on other islands, we quickly learned the so-called Forsaken were not all friendly. The Captains warned everyone that if the base defences weren’t improved along with the fleet’s then the island’s people would pay, no-one realized just how much until the first attack.”

    The three months went as the Captain had expected Draconian attacks constantly in the mining fields, continuous stream of Draconian Cargo from their bases and the pirates being completely unable to get anywhere near the Draconian’s bases. On the plus side the ship builders had built ten new Marauder-type vessels to escort the Longboats during mining operations and they had sent Gunboats and Skirmishers out into the area to scout and find new resources. So far almost all the fleets had seen other islands fleets collecting resources, attacking the Draconians and scouting the area however none had even tried to contact the Island’s fleets let alone come close enough to attack.

    Feeling secure Senator Michaels had suggested cutting back in spending however no-one agreed to it instead increased ship production and a second Howitzer platform’s construction was authorized. The Captain stood at the dockside looking over as the Island’s first Battle Barge was launched standing beside him Dr Rachel McManus and Tech Owen “your new flagship looks very impressive Captain”

    “Thank you doctor, it should safeguard our fleets very well.”

    “Wouldn’t other islands consider it to be a threat? It is an imposing vessel.” She said looking at the craft double the weapons and armour of any other ship in the fleet it was three times the size of the Marauder-class if successful it would be the lead ship of an entirely new class.

    “We have seen other ships as big both other pirate and Draconian. We don’t feel too threatened” he said quietly knowing it was a lie, from his first encounter with the Draconians he’d felt threatened. “Also its weapons are purely anti-ship weapons four Thud Cannon mounts, more dangerous than the old Ripper machine guns but still short ranged. “If we wanted to be offensive we’d have mounted some of Owen’s Diplomats.”

    “Owen’s diplomats?” Rachel laughed out loud “where would you be without my scientists Tech Captain?” Rachel said knowing well that the Diplomat had only been perfected by her scientists.

    “We all have to wonder where the world would be without scientists, as there is those who theorize it was your fault the world ended up being a big pond.”

    “None of my people were even alive then, none of us were, any information you have has no grounds in reality nor do you have proof of Scientist guilt individual or general. We don’t know what happened to this world, we probably never will.”

    “And I wonder who ensured that was the case…”

    “Enough both of you” the Captain said in a stern raised voice he glanced at both of them “we can’t blame ourselves for something that has happened and none of us had control over” he said looking at the Tech “and we need to work together to forward this island’s hopes and dreams. All levels, you may create but other implement and others use.” He said looking at Rachel, she nodded agreement she quickly offered Owen an apology which the Tech accepted without argument “now my ship looks ready, perhaps it is time for us to join the rest of the fleet?” He said neither of the others complained “good then I will see you both after the patrol.”

    “Be careful and vigilant” Rachel offered as a good bye.

    “Don’t break your new toy on it‘s first outing, there should be plenty.” Owen warned with a smile.

    Hours later the Battle Barge leading two Marauders, a Skirmisher and a Gunboat was nearing the mining fields as per usual the miners were continuing their work collecting resources for the island while reporting no Draconian activity as of today. As the Battle Barge sailed slowly through the resource field another group of ships approached the lead craft was almost identical to the Battle Barge in dimensions although it carried missile launchers on its deck instead of cannons. “Bridge, communications anything from that ship?”

    “Negative Captain.”

    “Signaller?” He said looking across the bridge at one of the crewmen although a far more primitive form of communication each ship still often relied on light signals when communications were not active. Light signals were as old as the world so hopefully anyone would understand it.

    “Aye, sir, seven-break-three-break-one-break-break” the Signaller said “sir, the message repeats no universal code I know.”

    “Seven-Three-One” the Captain said quietly as the ship continued to close.

    “Sir, it’s weapons appear armed as does it’s escorts they are spreading out increasing space between craft.” Another crewmen called out the warning.

    “Bridge, Communications, turn the communications network to frequency Seven-Three-One.”

    “That’s far lower than we normally scan sir.”

    “I know, it’s a hunch.” He said “pipe the results up here.”

    Moments later the bridge speakers came alive “attention unknown vessel you have entered Sector 73, identify yourself and your place of origin or prepare for combat. Repeat, if you enter our weapons range without identifying yourself you will be fire on.” The male voice warned.

    “Gun crews to stations.” The Captain ordered preparing for the worse as he picked up the microphone “this is Bravo-Bravo-Oscar out of Michaels’ Island” the Captain said shaking his head as he did the island had been named after one of the original Captains unfortunately their descendants hadn’t lived up to expectations or followed them into their professions. “We don’t know exactly what Sector 73 is but we’re locals and we don’t take kindly to threats, if we are fired on we will return fire.” He said there was a few moments of silence before a rely came through.

    “Capt’n, enemy ships are moving closer together, turrets orientating away from us.”

    “Bravo-Bravo-One this is Captain Rick, I see you’ve joined the big leagues. Welcome to Sector 73. Permission to come alongside, I think we have a lot to talk about.”
    My piece of Battle Pirates Fan Fiction: http://forums.kixeye.com/threads/125229-The-Battle-Pirates-story Hope you enjoy!!

    My second piece of Battle Pirates Fan Fiction[url] http://forums.kixeye.com/threads/196200-Owen-s-shipyard?p=1716922#post1716922 [/url] Hope you enjoy!!!
    Sortar wrote: »
    haha what an idiot..more money for king will and his tribe of merry idiots...you guys complain then just spend more...classic..
  • Michael Middleton
    Michael Middleton
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    Sitting in the middle of the sea the two Battle Barges sat connected while their escorts moved in circular patterns around them keeping other ships at a distance. Captain Rick of Rick’s Island was a descendant from another island nearby his people like the Captain‘s own had ventured out into the sea and discovered the Draconians however unlike the Captain‘s island Rick‘s people had been attacked by other pirate forces.

    He explained that the sea appears to have been split into regions much like countries of the old world, the these regions were called sectors and each had its own communications net of sorts. “Any ship with the frequency can communicate for some reason all the islands in this sector appear to have the same communication codes, that’s why we knew you were locals. Otherwise I’d have sunk you.” Rick said laughing

    “You could have tried.” The Captain said

    “No offence Captain but my crew have a lot more experience sinking Forsaken fleets than you do.”

    “Forsaken fleets?” The captain asked not familiar with the term.

    “People that have been cast out of the old world, left to fend for themselves alone in the sea. It’s a term we’ve developed over the years.” He explained “you must notice the technology on your ship is similar to what is on mine, similar ships, similar weapons we all came from the same place. The only thing that is different is the Draconians, we are Forsaken but they are the invaders, something we have to remember.”

    “How many islands are there? How many survivors?”

    “I don’t know an exact figure” Rick said laughing “but there are many hundred islands each I’m sure with hundreds inhabitants. Some have been abandoned over the years and are now nothing but burning rocks but many others are inhabited. Here in 73 we try not to attack each other we have problems from without the sector to worry about without hurting each other.”

    “Out with the sector? Why would someone bother to travel into another sector?”

    “Power has no limits” Rick said quietly “generally speaking if you step out of line in Sector 73 you’ll get smacked down either by an individual or one of the local alliances. Which are as numerous and as diverse as there are survivors, no-one has ever been able to establish themselves as a dominant alliance or found a way to officially make an alliance stick. Although I’ve heard of one named the Sidewinders which has tried down south a ways but they keep to themselves, a nice and exclusive group, they invite you in you don’t find them ya hear?” The Captain nodded, if the Draconians were a surprise hearing of entire sectors engaged in alliances and cross-sector wars through the Captain even further. Perhaps Senator Michaels had been right travelling out into the sea trying to establish themselves was pure madness. Before the captain could learn more the wall mounted speaker activated.

    “Captain to the bridge” the Captain ignored Rick and ran to the door, darting down the short corridor to the bridge he became aware that Captain Rick was behind him.

    “Report” he ordered entering the bridge heading for the central map table where Rick joined him but remained out of the way.

    “Sir, we’ve received a distress call from the Outpost, they are under attack.” The communications officer said almost all eyes turned to Captain Rick but the Captain offered no ideas or explanation.

    “Prepare to cast off, we’re heading home, Captain I’ll hope to see you again but we have troubles of our own.”

    “An attack on one 73 base is an attack on them all, I’d like to help, perhaps we will know who attacks.” He offered, the Captain didn’t know what to do he barely knew Rick he did know the man hadn’t come in guns blazing instead he’d talked and let them know things about the ‘neighbourhood’ the Captain nodded his agreement.

    “I’ll return to my ship, we will follow at three kilometres we won’t interfere unless we’re asked.” Rick promised the Captain nodded although he’d watch his back as well as front.

    I'll be introducing more characters and alliances as we go on I've got an idea of where we're going but I'll have to see where it ends up.

    Hope you continue to enjoy - more soon
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    Sortar wrote: »
    haha what an idiot..more money for king will and his tribe of merry idiots...you guys complain then just spend more...classic..
  • Bird1sTheWord
    Bird1sTheWord
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Aug 2011 Posts: 800
    Awesome story, it goes in well with battle pirates, and should be in battle pirates. After that has happend however you should add another prolouge just not as long.
    The sticky is well earned Congrats!!!!!!!!


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  • Themistocles
    Themistocles
    Force to be Reckoned With
    Joined Aug 2011 Posts: 1,808
    Good going man. I am intrigued by the stories. Try to keep them going.
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  • John Lawlor
    John Lawlor
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Oct 2011 Posts: 283
    jeremiah78 wrote: »
    when is the movie coming out
    LOL i would watch it
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    Noun: A person who attacks and robs ships at sea. Verb: Rob or plunder (a ship).
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  • Michael Middleton
    Michael Middleton
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Jun 2011 Posts: 812
    here's the next bit begins to get into what is going on in the sector and introduces one of the bad guys but also shows allies aren't all they seem. Mainly done because in the game if you are raided then a friend sinks the enemy there is no option to return the res to the original player, so I've explained it. Again thanks for the many comments - didn't actually think it would be this popular... and thanks to Kixeye - a sticky for the topic was the last thing I expected.

    Four

    “Even after an attack by another Pirate lord there were those who wished to remove our guns even if they were defensive. Although these people were silenced quickly but public opinion and fear it was clear that many within our small group wanted to remain the peaceful, pre-Draconian Island that we appear to have lost in our growing up period.”

    It took nearly two hours to return home however the attack was still underway around Michael’s Island there were five ships four looked like Battle Barges however one vessel was twice as massive with a wide elaborate forward section and a tapered off aft section. “Rick to Bravo-Bravo-One”

    “Go ahead, Captain” the Captain almost cursed so much for Rick not interfering.

    “It looks like your island is under attack by Blackheart.”

    “Blackheart?” The Captain asked it didn’t sound like a name.

    “One of those out of sector pirate lords I mentioned.” He explained “listen Captain your ships won’t be able to hurt his ships but we can maybe chase him off together. My ships are more battle hardened than yours, I’ll frustrate him hopefully drive him off, you watch my back just in case there’s another fleet in the area Blackheart has been known to travel in packs.”

    “Agreed, thank you captain”

    “Don’t thank me, just pay me back if I’m ever attacked.” Rick said his five ships quickly overtook the Captain’s ships heading straight for Blackheart fleets.

    “Sir orders?”

    “Communicate to all ships spread out keep an eye on our backs as well as the hostile fleet. Contact the outpost tell them to hold on reinforcements are on the way.” The Captain ordered watching as the battle unfolded in front of him feeling helpless wondering how many had been lost, what had been destroyed, who he’d lost.

    The battle was over surprisingly quickly, a few minutes and everything was over, Rick’s ships concentrated their fire on the large central flagship firing long range missiles and thud cannon fire into it while dodging Blackheart’s mortar and ripper fire. Although Rick’s own Battle Barge and Marauder-class vessels were out massed by those of their enemy they were nimbler and as the Captain watched he realized they really did know how to fight against other pirates. Quietly the Captain wondered how Rick’s people had learned their trade however when Blackheart ships broke off their attack and turned away from the island the Captain joined the rest of the crew in cheering, their island was safe. “Move us in, let’s help their salvage operations.” The Captain said as the bridge began to calm down however as soon as their ships approached Rick’s a missile volley flew over their bow landing in the sea less than one hundred metres away, a deliberate miss.

    “Bravo-Bravo-One, to Rick, mind explaining your actions” the Captain almost shouted into the microphone as his crew prepared for their own lesson in fighting a Forsaken fleet.

    “We are involved in salvage operations, Blackheart appears to have claimed some of your stored resources during his attack, we are recovering them.”

    “That is most appreciated however we can recover our losses ourselves.” The Captain said thanking him, there was no reason for his neighbour to recover what had been looted from the island as well as helping defend it.

    “You miss understand Captain, we are claiming what Blackheart lost as compensation for our battle losses. We won this battle and we won these resources, if you want them, my ships may be damaged but we’ll happily fight you as well” he warned “then maybe go a round or two with your island.” Rick threatened.

    “Captain, I thought we were friends?” The Captain said peering out his bridge windows looking at Rick’s fleets as the began to move off.

    “You have a lot to learn, we’re Forsaken, I am happy to work with your people but remember me and mine come first. Now mend your wounds, you’re on Blackheart radar now as am I, be ready to defend yourself in the future and remember our deal.” Rick said cutting off communications as his ships limped away the Captain could see two of the ships were being towed by the others and the Battle Barge was badly dented by weapons fire.

    “Captain?” One of the crew asked

    “Take us home, let’s see the damage, communicate to all deployed ships to stay on their guard and stay at the outer marker until communications to return.” The Captain said resigned to allowing Rick’s forces to retreat and dreading what they would find within their battered island.
    My piece of Battle Pirates Fan Fiction: http://forums.kixeye.com/threads/125229-The-Battle-Pirates-story Hope you enjoy!!

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    Sortar wrote: »
    haha what an idiot..more money for king will and his tribe of merry idiots...you guys complain then just spend more...classic..
  • Michael Middleton
    Michael Middleton
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Jun 2011 Posts: 812
    The Island was a mess even as the Captain’s ships sailed through the narrow channel they could see that Blackheart’s mortars had done their damage almost ever factory, resource warehouse and research facility had been damaged. The Outpost was on fire and an entire wall had been knocked in, the casualties would be excessive. The Captain raised his microphone to his mouth speaking to all the ships of his fleet “once docked all non-essential crews disembark and begin search-and-rescue operations in the base, I want all damaged buildings searched and evacuated to the nearest medical facility.” He said as the Battle Barge entered the damaged shipyard, the facility itself was badly scored by battle damage and fire, repairs on ships would have to wait a while. He turned to the communication officer “stay on board Lieutenant, you will be our link to the world, keep in contact with our deployed ships and coordinate with the search-teams.”

    “Aye sir, good luck sir.” the young man said, the Captain knew well the Lieutenant would have family in the base either at work or residing in the Outpost, wondering if they were alive, but he needed communications maintained.

    The Captain left the command bridge and joined his crew as they landed on the island, even just as they made landfall the Captain could see two dead dock workers. Ship crew checked the bodies but even the Captain could tell they were gone as he stepped past them. He headed up a staircase from the shipyard heading into the Science Labs with a small team from his ship, one of his crew handed him a hand-held flashlight as they entered the hull research section “hello!” He shouted listening for a reply or any sound. Moving through the facility “is anyone there? Does anyone need help?” He shouted something moved and an upturned table fell to the ground a young woman and a small child crawled out from behind it in a small alcove which had survived the attack “get them out of here” the Captain ordered his crew as he pushed on through the facility. Pushing into the Advanced Equipment facility he heard a muffled cry for help from under some fallen roof supports “Hello” he said pushing some debris to the side seeing a blood covered arm “don’t worry I’m coming for you.” He said trying to lift the supports clear unable to move it he shouted for more help two crewmen from the Battle Barge arrived and lifted the crossbeam. The Captain ducked down under it trusting his crew, pushing some more debris to the side revealing more of the person who was trapped “Rachel?” He stammered shocked Dr Rachel McManus head of research and a member of the council “I’m going to get you out” he promised forcing some more rubble to the side. He was able to get a hold of the scientists shoulders and pulled. Rachel screamed out in pain but she slowly began to move “someone pull us out, I’ve got her!” The Captain shouted back unable to move further by himself.

    “Get clear” Rachel whispered seeing the Captain now also stuck.

    “Not a chance, we’ve lost too much today, no-more.” He replied “Get us out of here!” he shouted again finally he felt someone grab his legs and his body begin to move backwards first slowly then increasing in momentum he was almost out when something stabbed him in the back the Captain screamed out in excruciating pain as uniform, skin and muscle were torn as his the crewmen continued to pull both the Captain and Rachel clear of the rubble.

    “Get them clear!” Someone shouted the Captain tried to raise by himself but someone shoved him back to the ground “Captain, don’t move you’ve done yourself some damage we’ll get you clear.” Someone said softly the Captain glanced up and noticed Rachel holding her left arm in her right but standing smiling down at him she was safe, one less loss today. As the Captain slipped unconscious he promised that his people would be safe going forward - no more amateur stuff from now on every life was precious.

    And the second part Repair all feature is so easy and very good for the game but is it so easy for the pirates - beginning to explore the island's characters a bit.
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    Sortar wrote: »
    haha what an idiot..more money for king will and his tribe of merry idiots...you guys complain then just spend more...classic..
  • Teddycuddlez
    Teddycuddlez
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Nov 2011 Posts: 5,076
    Just have to say two things, Sidewinders who are from 71 and I'm from 71 as well.
  • Michael Middleton
    Michael Middleton
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Jun 2011 Posts: 812
    Peter Ward wrote: »
    Just have to say two things, Sidewinders who are from 71 and I'm from 71 as well.

    Which is south of me in 73, not to worry they will be played in a good light and in the background, I just needed an alliance name I knew
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    Sortar wrote: »
    haha what an idiot..more money for king will and his tribe of merry idiots...you guys complain then just spend more...classic..
  • Hilary Przystupa
    Hilary Przystupa
    Greenhorn
    Joined Oct 2011 Posts: 11
    its very good Michael I want to hear a lot more!
  • Capt_Werq
    Capt_Werq
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Sep 2011 Posts: 145
    keep the chapters going the stickie was well earned
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  • wicked_n
    wicked_n
    Greenhorn
    Joined Oct 2011 Posts: 5
    nice story bro plz continue

    Wicked_N
    Sector 357
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