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TT:R1: Something Valuable
About this creation
My entry to round one of The Tourney:
Guild: The Archdukes of Chaa-buk-buk (don't look at me...)
Category: Shipwreck. Shipwreck! SHIPWRECK! (yay!)
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TT:R1: Something Valuable...

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TT:R1: Something Valuable...

TT:R1: Something Valuable...

TT:R1: Something Valuable...





Story (subsequent chapter, Can He Keep a Trust?):

Chapter One
Something Valuable…

It was an uncanny bay, a place called Water’s Death. From the sea it seemed a calm and peaceful cove in which to seek refuge from the terrible storms. But the looks deceived, for it was a shallow bay, one filled with rocks: and with half destroyed shipwrecks, signs to each new captain whose ship struck on those rocks, that he was not the first to make the mistake.
This twilit night, a shadowy figure brushed aside the palm leaves of the beach and peered over the fog covered waters. A breeze cleared the mist long enough for him to catch a glimpse of a looming shipwreck nearby in the cove. The remains of one, rather, for the ship had been rent in twain by the torrents and the rocks. The lad made his way towards the ship, his bare feet sinking deep into the water; then he entered the ship, clambering up to its highest deck.
The place was barren, not a soul in sight and most of the masts and spars had been blown away. Then his eye caught a still form, lying on the waterlogged rug of the captain’s cabin.


His eye caught a still form.


He glanced cautiously between the cracks in the deck.


The lad approached her slowly.


“It must have been the cap’n’s daughter,” he mused, leaping down onto an exposed rafter.
The girl lay without moving, her blue cloak soaked by sea water. The intruder approached her slowly and lifted her arm. It was cold and limp.
“Dead, I reckon. Don’t differ; I needn’t another mouth to feed. Not now, by the powers!”
He dropped her arm and looked about at the richly furnished cabin. Then he took a swing at a bottle nearby.
“A rich loot, tis luck, Jack Briggs! Aye. Gold hangings an’ trimins. Enough to last a while; ah! Water’s Death, ye’ve done me a favour, and I reckons I owe you.”
Then a grating sound reached his ears. His hand slowly moved down to his cutlass and he turned his head round and looked about. No one was in sight, but the old timbers creaked again from somewhere below. Jack moved over to a hole in the wood flooring, and stared hard at the grate below.
“Someone’s below decks,” he muttered, and he slowly began lowering himself into the darkness of the cannon deck.
Suddenly something stirred next to him.
“Don’t let him come,” a voice whispered.
The girl was alive, and turned her face towards him with an expression of fear. “Stop him from coming!”
“By the powers, if he’ll mess with you, I’ll not let him come savin’ over my body, I reckon, miss,” Briggs answered her in surprise.
Then he leapt down, his cutlass drawn. A few rays of moonlight only lit the deck, coming in through several cracks, but nothing moved; no one made a sound. There was a silence for a minute, Jack standing still as death. Then a deep hollow voice broke the spell of quiet.
“Come below, Jack Briggs,” an eerie voice whispered, its resonant tones emanating from the deepest parts of the ruined ship. “Come meet me, shiver me soul.”
The lad cautiously stepped out towards a rude ladder in mute reply. As his foot touched the watery floor something moved from behind the remains of the mast head. In the darkness nothing of him could be seen, but then a single ray from the moon touched upon the pirate’s brow, and his eyes glimmered. He wore an old black hat, and his beard was the color of midnight, while the glint of steel showed his naked cutlass waving through the air.


Then a single ray from the moon touched upon the pirate's brow.


“Now ye see me, lad, and I see you:” said the black pirate in a deep and measured tone, “I see you, shiver me timbers! dark though it is.”
He moved up and knocked the sword from Jack Briggs’ hand. “I reckon somethin’ valuable has come to me in this here God forsaken wreck, eh lad? Will you do me bidding, or do ye fancy an early grave, and a swingin’ high in the yards?”


The boy backed up until his feet touched the wall.


The boy backed up until his feet touched the wall, his mouth open but no words coming forth.


The pirate held out a sword and on it was a paper.


The pirate held out his sword and on it was a paper. “Or, do ye fancy seeing yonder girl die a slow death, at the hands o’ Captain Bill Wisdom? No ye don’t lad,” he said, pressing the sword to his throat. “No ye don’t: I reckon you’ll do it, lad. I reckon you will.”

Extra shots (my fail entry and the back of this one - that's for you who don't think it looks enough like a ship: why, all you need to do is squint.. really hard :P ):

Ugh (tourney WIP, now destroyed)



Hope you liked it!



Comments

 I made it 
  January 16, 2017
Thanks guys!
Quoting Sue Stepaniak Very much like the story. Something so cool about making a story "3-D" with LEGO.
Agreed, looking forward to writing and building more!
 I like it 
  January 10, 2017
Looks pretty tidy for a shipwreck. But it's still nice to look at and all the details are interesting. Well done!
 I like it 
  January 9, 2017
That fail entry of yours looks really good, actually. So Idk why you thought it was a fail. :P Anyway, I love all the little details you catch sight of as you take a closer look. Very unique.
 I made it 
  January 9, 2017
Looks like thoughts are mixed :P . Well, can't please everyone, I'll admit the idea was controversial. Thank you guys!
Quoting Ian Spacek Enjoyed the story. Quite gripping. :)
Quoting Jacob Syrups Awesome work! I loved the story. Good luck!
Thank you both! Glad you like it as I intend to give you lots more (unless I lose sometime soon :P ).
Quoting Reese Hawthorne Great build! I feel like the landscaping is a bit lacking (because it is. :P) but overall I love all the tiny details that you put in like ripped bits of cloth and tattered beds (these things specifically I've noticed). Good luck!
Bosh, you know I'm no good at rockwork. This was only meant to add atmosphere and feel to the main shot (actually I spent quite some time trying to make it good :'( :P ). Also I added blue behind the tiles but it got swallered up and lost, which is a pity since the blueish tint complimented the build wonderfully.
 I like it 
  January 8, 2017
Very much like the story. Something so cool about making a sorry "3-D" with legos.
 I like it 
  January 8, 2017
Excellent!
 I like it 
  January 8, 2017
Another excellent example of your wood working prowess! Well done!
 I like it 
  January 8, 2017
The actual entry may not look as much like a shipwreck as the first attempt, but I think the amount of detail you managed to cram into the second attempt definitely makes up for that. Fantastic build, makes me glad I'm in the same guild as you. :P
 I like it 
  January 8, 2017
I agree with Deus. The second one looks more shipwreck-y. Both are great though.
 I like it 
  January 8, 2017
This may be my favorite shipwreck MOC round 1, finally someone made a shipwreck with scale proportions.
 I like it 
  January 8, 2017
I like the alternate version better. It may not be as unique, but it is still better in my opinion.
 I like it 
  January 7, 2017
Awesome work! I loved the story. Good luck!
 I like it 
  January 7, 2017
Very nice work! As I said on Flickr, I knew you'd do this category :P
 I like it 
  January 7, 2017
Great build! I feel like the landscaping is a bit lacking (because it is. :P) but overall I love all the tiny details that you put in like ripped bits of cloth and tattered beds (these things specifically I've noticed). Good luck!
 I like it 
  January 7, 2017
Enjoyed the story. Quite gripping. :)
 
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