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You slowly opened your eyes, watching the birds circling above you while you remained in a daze. You had no idea where you were, or who you were, all that you knew right now was that your body hurt like hell. What was going on? You tried to think back to the last thing you could remember... but you were just greeted with an empty haze of blankness... you couldn't remember a single damn thing about how you'd gotten into this situation! But then, just as you were losing hope of ever figuring out what the hell had happened to you, a window opened up in the middle of your vision... as if layered on top of the world.

[Congratulations! You have died!]

“W-wha…?” you barely managed to utter out a surprised note before another screen replaced the first.

[But don’t worry! You’ve been randomly selected to be granted a second chance! Though as a result, and for the sake of fairness, your personal memory has been erased! Of course, it’s understandable if you consider such a thing unfair, but as recompense, you’ve been granted a special boon to help you survive and prosper in this world!]

“A… a boon?” you were beyond confused as your continued to try to make sense of the nonsensical information that you were being bombarded with by the text box.

[Correct! In your previous life, you weren’t exactly much of a person with what you might call a ‘life’, so your new ability will represent your favourite hobby in the slovenly life you lived!]

“H-hey! Stop mocking me!” you couldn’t really do much but protest helplessly against the mocking tone of the textbox, even if you knew practically nothing about your previous life, you weren’t exactly happy about having it mocked wholesale by some box of text! You were sure that you weren’t that bad that you needed to be mocked like this!

[No.]

Another textbox quickly flashed up to replace the very brief one.

[Your ability has been confirmed as ‘Life as a Game’ in which you will perceive and experience your new life as if you were a character in one of the games you adored so much in your prior life! Please, try not to be a massive disappointment again, you really don’t have an excuse this time!]

“Yeah… well screw you too.” you paused for a moment as you looked at the box of text with irritation. “Anything else you feel the need to tell me, or… are you gonna go now?”

[Oh, right. A few more things! To determine the stats of yourself or another, you may use your first Skill: Observe. This will allow you to gain a detailed summary on yourself, on those of similar strength to yourself, and on those weaker than you! To use it, you just need to think the name and will yourself into using it, it’s a ‘Mental’ skill! The last thing you need to know… is that you aren’t alone, and people have been staring at you for some time! Tahtah for now!]
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“Wait, what?!” you quickly looked around after getting up to find yourself surrounded by a whole bunch of guys wearing white uniforms with caps with guns pointed at you. “Gah?!”

“Great. You finally stopped zoning out.” one of the men without a gun pointed at you spoke up. “You gave everyone here quite a fright you know, it’s not often that a man falls out of the sky and crash lands directly atop the execution platform.”

“I… what?” you looked straight at the man, confused at the insinuation that you had quite literally fallen into your current location… though that would explain why your body was so sore.

“Yeah, figures that you’d have that sort of response, you’ve been babbling to yourself for quite a while now, guess you must’ve hit your head pretty hard on the way down, huh? Anyway… I hope you know that it’s not exactly legal to go around crawling up the side of World Government owned property.”

“Look! I told you guys, he wasn’t climbing up the building! He fell out of the sky! I saw him!” one of the men around you spoke up before being quieted down by his comrades.

“Regardless… I think the concussion is punishment enough for acting so foolishly, so I’m letting you off with a warning… but I’m gonna need a name so I can report this. Paperwork, you see.” the man shrugged as he looked off into the distance.

A name… a name… shamefully, you actually couldn’t remember what your name was, but you had an idea! You’d just have to use Observe!

As you willed yourself into using the ability, you saw the textbox open up once more… or rather over a dozen small textboxes that formed into one long list.

[Name: Not Yet Chosen]
[HP: 50/100]
[Level: 1]
[EXP 0/20]
[Cash: 0 Berries]
[Bounty: 0 Berries]
[Rank: None (Civilian)]
[Unique Gift: Life as a Game]
[Strength: 5]
[Vitality: 5]
[Agility: 5]
[Intelligence: 5]
[Willpower: 5]
[Charisma: 5]
[Luck: 5]
[Perks]
[Skills: None]
[Activated Abilities: None]
[Inventory: White Cloth Tunic, Beige Cloth Pants.]

Well… shit. That’s no help at all! “Well… I’m gonna need a name, son.” the marine seemed to be getting frustrated with you now. “Don’t tell me that you managed to hit your head so hard you even forgot that much!”

“Uh, right, sorry… my name is…” you realized that you were going to need to come up with a name on the spot.

>John Crusoe
>Benjamin Threepwood
>Jack Whitewing
>Christopher Drake
>Another name.
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>>5402944
>Another name
>Copper Jones
You know, Gol D. Roger, Silvers Rayleigh. It's an ingenious name.
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>>5402944
>Benjamin Threepwood
Mighty Pirate!
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>>5402944
Abduwali Muse
Somali pirate time
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>>5402944

>Noddy Etch Ossen
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>>5402953
+1
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>>5402944
>Benjamin Threepwood
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>>5402944
>Benjamin Threepwood
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>>5402953
Supporting
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>>5402953
Do you really want to share a last name with a fishman retard?
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>>5402944
Supportin Benjamin Threepwood
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>>5403183
He'd be sharing a name with us, but I see the point. Let us compromise on the name and go with 'Copper Threepwood' then, yes?
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>>5403183
Yeah, so we can beat the shit out of his subhuman ass for daring to try and tarnish our good name
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>>5403196
I can get behind Copper Threepwood
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>>5403196
>>5403214
So would I
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>>5403183
What about Chopper Pierre? You know, so we can be named after someone better?
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>>5403249
>not copper john
Because we're gonna get shat on by the first real pirate we meet.
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>>5403196
How about Davy Copper? Both Gol D Roger and Silvers Rayleigh had the metal as their last name.
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I think that Threepwood is winning it?
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Copper Jones sounds way bettet
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Alright, how does a compromise of "Copper Threepwood" sound?
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>>5403277
Sure, I don't mind the compromise.
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>>5403277
Sure, sounds good to me.
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>>5403277
sound gud.
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>>5403277
See my opinion here>>5403214
>>5403235
>>5403196
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>>5403204
Also, Hody jones isn't subhuman, he's sub-sentient.
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>>5403277
Sounds good
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>>5403310
Even dog shit is more evolved than he is
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>>5403277
>support this name
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“It’s… Copper. Copper Threepwood.” you quickly came up with a name on the spot, and the marine in front of you just nodded, apparently satisfied with the name you had given… though it’s not really like he had any reason to properly doubt you either. Though as you spoke your name, your vision was obscured by more of those textboxes!

[You have chosen the name: Copper Threepwood!]
[You will receive three perks as a result of your name!]
[I Wanna be a Pirate!: After performing actions that are suitable for a pirate, you would receive double the experience you normally would!]
[A Three-Headed Monkey!: The miraculous ability to distract anybody you meet a single time by urging them to look behind themselves, only works a single time on any one person and will likely draw their ire.]
[Conductor: Electricity seems to love you for some reason, whenever lightning strikes near you, it’s probably going to hit you, fortunately though, it deals 90% less damage than it otherwise would as it passes through you with barely any resistance.]

You… really weren’t expecting all that from just your name but you certainly weren’t about to complain about it either, you didn’t really know if being some sort of attractor for electricity was really going to be very useful, but at the very least, you’d take less damage from it… which… was something, at the least.

“Right, well… you’d best be on your way, Threepwood. I can see that you’re new in Loguetown, so I don’t want to see you pulling off any idiotic pranks like this in the future. I really doubt you’d like to meet with the Captain… he’s not nearly as forgiving for stuff like this as most of the other marines would be.” you’d really like to know just where the hell you were and what sort of a world you were in, but… you supposed that you’d figure that out in time. The perks you had received would suggest that the world you were in was one dominated by… pirates of all things. They also suggested that your best course of action… would be to become a pirate, oddly enough.

You didn’t really know if you wanted to become a pirate, because that would definitely involve becoming a wanted man, but it was something you supposed that you could do in the future if you decided it was the best thing to do. “Alright… uh, thanks!” not waiting another moment, you quickly made your way off of the platform… it was a really tall platform, in truth. You were fortunate that there was a ladder that you could climb down, otherwise you may well have been stranded!
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As you left the marines, you started to wonder about your place in the new world you had found yourself in. With none of your memories, and a new name, you hurried to a nearby show window, examining yourself in the reflection and being met with a somewhat handsome man as a result. Though your appearance aside, you still needed to figure out just what the hell you were supposed to do!

[Quest Received: Find Some Cash]
[Quest Requirements: Acquire at least 1000 Berries through any means.]
[Quest Rewards: 50xp, 1000 additional Berries]

Oh… so… that was apparently a thing too. Quests? It sounded pretty beneficial at the very least. Of course, the first thing you wanted to do was…

>Try to find out more about the world you are in.
>Try to find a person willing to hire you.
>Try to find out more about your special power.
>Go exploring.
>Something else.
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>>5403406
>>Try to find out more about your special power.
>Observe random people and try to exploit it to extort money on convoluted scheme requiring stealing anything not bolt down and using ill-aquired items to aquire more strange items.
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>perks from picking names
Following this pattern, I wonder if we could become a competent Insult Swordsman with a little bit of practice. Every time we deliver a well timed insult we gain the upper hand in the fight.

>>5403406
>Try to find out more about the world you are in.
Look for newspapers or flyers nearby, maybe we can gain some sort of insight in to the world we're in before we do anything else.
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>>5403406
>Try to find out more about the world you are in.
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>>5403422
>Every time we deliver a well timed insult we gain the upper hand in the fight
Shit we could have been the Dread Pirate Roberts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUczpTPATyU
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>>5403422
Maybe we'll get the chance to eat an isult insult fruit

>>5403405
>>Go exploring.
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>>5403406
>>Try to find out more about the world you are in.
What perks the other names would have given?
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>>5403459
Crusoe, being a reference to Robinson Crusoe, would've gotten perks that allowed for far more effective foraging and general survivability (guaranteed to wash-up on an island if you fall off of a ship instead of drown, etc)
Jack Whitewing, being a reference to Jack Sparrow (A whitewing is a variety of sparrow) would've given a massive luck bonus as well as the ability to improvise ridiculous schemes
and Christopher Drake, being a reference to Christopher Columbus and Francis Drake, would've given you incredible navigation abilities as well as a massively increased chance to discover unmapped islands while on a boat.
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>>5403466
Thanks Shiver.
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>>5403406
>Try to find a person willing to hire you.
We’ll find out about the world one way or the other, so, this is going to be that way

>examining yourself in the reflection and being met with a somewhat handsome man as a result.
Goddamn it. Why can’t I have ONE different looking One Piece protag for a chang-!… I just realized…all One Piece characters are…kinda handsome.
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>>5403594
Ah darn, I just remembered I was supposed to attach an image for you to see just what you look like.
Minus the sword, you don't own one of those.
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>Try to find out more about the world you are in.

A pirate I was meant to be, trim the sails and roam the sea...
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>>5403594
>blackbeard

>>5403406
>Try to find out more about the world you are in.

Don't do anything hasty, for all we know EVERYONE has something like this, except with like, spitting knives or something.
Also, note the 1000 extra berries thing, it might pop into our hands or us happening upon it randomly.
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>>5403406
>Try to find out more about the world you are in.
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>>5403406
>Try to find out more about the world you are in.
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>>5403406
>Try to find out more about the world you're in.
We better have Gurbrush quips for every situation, OP.
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Imagine looking for the One Piece when you can go looking for Big Whoop.
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Alright, your first order of call would be trying to find just what this world you were in was all about, first glance would probably indicate something about pirates, and… you didn’t even really know if that was all that unusual, you knew what pirates were of course, but you didn’t have any real frame of reference to know if they were common or not. Not having any memories aside from what felt like the bare bones definitions of things was kind of frustrating.

Either way, you spent some time wandering around the streets of the town, people seemed to be friendly enough, though most people obviously just kept to themselves. You wondered just how you’d be able to find out more of the world until you spotted a stack of newspapers being sold by some bored looking vendor, and you quickly sneaked a peak at the headline, and you had no idea what to make of the headline. ‘Axe-Hand Morgan Court-Martialled! Corrupt Captain Imprisoned!’ That… really doesn’t help all that much. You tried to read a little bit more of the paper, but you quickly gained the attention of the angry looking man selling the paper and you scurried off, retreating into the crowd.

You continued wandering around, pondering just what you were supposed to be doing, you’d been dropped off with very little idea, and you quickly came to the conclusion that you’d need to ask somebody some questions, so… after a little bit more aimless wandering, you singled out a girl who was currently looking through the window of a sword shop, she had black hair and a blue jacket with a furred collar. You kept a neutral expression as you activated observe to use on the girl for the first time, and… you were pretty surprised at the result, and just how much stronger this random girl was than you were!

[Name: Tashigi]
[HP: 1816/1816]
[Level: 34]
[Rank: Ensign (Marines)]
[Strength: 43]
[Vitality: 52]
[Agility: 96]
[Intelligence: 38]
[Willpower: 52]
[Charisma: 34]
[Luck: 25]
[Notable Possessions: Shigure, a Grade ranked Meito, a high quality blade, though not to the level of the Skillful Grade Meitos and above.]


“Yes? Can I help you?” You were so focused with reading the text boxes that had appeared because of your abilities that you failed to notice that you’d actually managed to gain her attention by staring directly at her with what looked like fixation!
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“Oh. Uh…” You scratched the back of your head awkwardly. This woman was pretty strong, but she didn’t seem to be a bad person and she was a member of the marines too! Those were like, the law enforcement of this world, or something! That meant that she was more likely to help if she was asked a question… right? Even so, you didn’t really know if you wanted to pester somebody who was clearly so powerful. Her agility score was damn near twenty times higher than yours was!

>”Uhhh… sorry to be a bother, but I have no memories of… well anything. Could you tell me about the world?”
>”Spare some change? Pirates robbed me and took everything I owned.”
>”That’s a cool sword, it’s a Meito, right?”
>”Look over there! A three-headed monkey!” (Run)
>Say something else.
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>>5404093
>”That’s a cool sword, it’s a Meito, right?”
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>>5404093
>”That’s a cool sword, it’s a Meito, right?”
>”Uhhh… sorry to be a bother, but I have no memories of… well anything. Could you tell me about the world?”
>"I fell really hard on my head"
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>Tashigi in Lougetown has 18x our HP and 20x our Agility
Damn, our no-name schmuck level is off the charts.

>>5404098
>>5404093
+1, farm her for information after we catch her sword autist interests.
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>>5404093
>”Uhhh… sorry to be a bother, but I have no memories of… well anything. Could you tell me about the world?”
If we tell her we can't remember anything, how do we explain recognizing her Meito on sight?
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>>5404107
>If we tell her we can't remember anything, how do we explain recognizing her Meito on sight?
Intuition? Inherent knowdlege? We just knew when we saw it, we don't know why. There's a lot of things that are explained away like that in One Piece.
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>>5404107
The amnesia wasn't complete, we could tell it was a meito, just like we remember how to talk or our own name.
So we can remember how a meito looks like and it should be impressive, but not much else about it.
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>>5403633
You know what? I like it. Because it has personality! And uniqueness! AND anything’s better than a generic anime pretty boy to be brutally honest.

>>5403767
>blackbeard

>>5404098
>+1
What the other guy said.
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>>5404093
>>5404098
Support
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“Hey… that’s a cool sword you’ve got there. It’s a Meito… right?” quickly you come to the decision that the best way to get on this woman’s good side would be to compliment her weapon, she was clearly some sort of enthusiast when it came to weaponry after all. You didn’t really know what a Meito was, but it was clearly important enough for the system to decide that you needed to know about it, and… judging from the reaction of the woman, it was a good choice to compliment her for it.

“Oh! It’s quite rare to see somebody who knows their stuff when it comes to blades! That’s right, this is a Meito, it’s called Shigure.” You could’ve given her the name of the weapon as well, but somehow you doubted that it was famous enough that saying the name of the weapon itself would’ve been anything other than odd. “Most of the marines in Loguetown prefer their pistols or their rifles, none of them have a proper appreciation for swordsmanship.” the girl shook her head in disapproval. “And don’t even get me started on the pirates. Still… it’s quite strange, for somebody to be able to identify a Meito from a glance, but not be carrying a sword of his own.” The girl sounded somewhat concerned about your lack of any real possessions.

“Well… that’s the thing, I don’t exactly have any proper memories aside from my name. I can only assume that I was robbed before I was thrown off of a rooftop, though I hit my head and forgot pretty much everything else.” you made up a quick lie to cover your tracks, and the girl looked even more concerned than before, in fact, she almost looked… angry?

“Damn… I’ll have to report this to Captain Smoker, that there are pirates in Loguetown with the audacity to not only rob people, but also to try and kill them too! Something like this can’t be ignored.” She frowned before she looked back up at you. “I’m Tashigi, by the way… I’m an Ensign of the Marines.”

“Ah, I’m uh… Copper Threepwood, and… I’m really sorry to be a bother, but would you mind uh… telling me about uh… everything? I really hit my head hard and aside from a few things, I can’t even remember the most basic things.” You decided to play on the girl’s sympathy, and she quickly agreed to teach you just about everything that you might need to know.

About an hour later, Tashigi finished informing you of the current state of the world, of the ‘Great Age of Piracy’ and the Marine’s unwavering dedication to stopping the pirates who would otherwise terrorize the seas, of the Seven Warlords, and of the Four Emperors. She even told you of a group that was even more dangerous than the pirates… an organization created for the sake of overthrowing the World Government, the Revolutionary Army! She also told you a whole bunch of mundane, less interesting things, but learning things like the different names for the world’s oceans wasn’t even close to as exciting as finding out about the other stuff.
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[Gained Skill: Worldly Lore: Rank 6/100 – You have basic knowledge on the workings of the world, but nothing beyond what the average person might know.]
[Your advanced repertoire of knowledge has granted you an additional 5 intelligence!]


It was a rapid crash course on the state of the world, but it didn’t take too long for Tashigi to finish teaching you about things, and she seemed pretty happy to help you out, apparently not wanting to let a fellow sword enthusiast suffer not knowing anything about the world. “Alright, that’s about all I have the time to tell you about… it’s already getting late for my rendezvous with the captain… but there’s one more thing that I want to do for you. Follow me.” the girl quickly entered the weapon shop, and you followed.

Inside the shop was a vast array of different swords and weapons of all varieties, rifles, pistols, katanas, cutlasses, spears, glaives and flails… just about anything you could think of that could be categorized as a weapon! “Alright… now, I don’t have that much cash to spare, but I wouldn’t want to leave you defenseless to getting robbed again, so pick something and I’ll buy it for you!” The girl smiled at you as she offered to buy a weapon for you.

You looked around the room at the weapons on offer until finally you decided that your weapon would be…

>A Katana
>A Cutlass
>A Pistol
>A Rifle
>A Spear
>Refuse to exploit Tashigi’s generosity.
>Something else?
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…Wait. Since we look like Threepwood because we’re named after him, if we picked Jack Whitewing, would’ve we looked like Jack Sparrow?
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>>5404309
Yes.
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>>5404308
>A Spear
The classic spear, one of the first weapons to ever be created. Can't go wrong with a sharp stick!
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>>5404308
>A Cutlass
It and the flintlok are the weapons of a proper pirate!
We got probably the weakest perk, so might as well lean on it
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>>5404314
Hey! At least you can hold your breath for ten minutes!
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>>5404308
>A Cutlass
We just got done gushing about swords and this is the most piratey sword. We'll probably even get xp for picking this from our perk.
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>>5404317
I hope insulting people mid combats gives us melee buffs
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>>5404310
God FU*KING DAMNIT! We could’ve had it all! But instead, all we have…is an empire of dirt. Ah well, you know what they say. D you either play with what you got, or you go though horrific scientific experimentation that forever changes your meager human form.

>>5404308
>Refuse to exploit Tashigi’s generosity.
The little missy already gave us more than enough by showing us the ropes. It would be very ungentlemanly to wish anything more from her (plus we might get a cool skull out of it)
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>>5404308
>A Cutlass
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>Refuse to exploit Tashigi’s generosity
It seems unfair to do so.
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And here's my unsolicited perk tier list
Whitewing > Drake >= Crusoe > Threpwood
Insane luck would allow to do what the other perks offer and the schemes to get out of situations when do fuck up.
Being a good navigator allows to get employment even without becoming a captain and for special loot and encounters.
Survivability is bland but it's always nice to have in worst case scenarios, and foraging can help save on food.
Extra XP is situational and encourages to play a certain way to even make use of it, and it's one that plenty of anons dislike. The three headed monkey is a one use only per character, but can guarantee a hit or escape.
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>>5404334
You're underestimating double XP in a system that apparently equates power with levels. It pretty much means double power and will guarantee we'll be one of the heavy hitters even without a devil fruit when shit starts hitting the fan.

>it's one that plenty of anons dislike
What? Do anons really dislike being a pirate in pirateland?
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>>5404340
>What? Do anons really dislike being a pirate in pirateland?
Variety is the spice of life, anon.
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>>5404340
The double XP is nice, the problem is just that it's specific to a condition, so it won't be triggering all the time. Meaning that the other characters wouldn't even be that far behind.
And I think so, being a pirate means stealing things, and some anons really dislike being a dick. Although this is One Piece, so actions that are suitable for pirates can be nearly anything, from autistically training to helping people for free.
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>>5404348
>actions that are suitable for pirates can be nearly anything, from autistically training to helping people for free.
That's exactly my point. Luffy is the opposite of a dick and he's a notorious pirate. This isn't real life and this perk is not nearly as limited as you're making it seem. I mean, if we end up raising a jolly roger or joining the straw hats or something, we'll be getting double xp from just about everything we do. And I don't know about you, but I really, really wouldn't want to join the marines.
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Oh, and Guybrush wasn't much of a dick either and he was undeniably a MIGHTY PIRATE. We'll be fine.
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>>5404334
Also don’t forget, jack is thousand times hotter than this ginger(/blond?) bastard

>>5404340
I think it’s more the inherent hatred of the Rail Road, you know? Like, we could be a bounty hunter, or marine, or even a part of the revolutionary army. I mean, in all probability we probably wouldn’t have been any of them, but the extra XP kind of puts down the opportunity to be them. But if you asked for my opinion I’m glad we’re going the pirate route, it was either that or bounty hunter.
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Eh...the marines are cool, so it's sad we're kinda locked out of it

But do we *really* want to become some generic adventurer pirate like the straw hats? Even if we don't go the way of an actual plundering bandit, it's boring to so something so generic.

Let's go fo something that's actually interesting and new instead.
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>>5404340
>What? Do anons really dislike being a pirate in pirateland?
To be fair, I was going to suggest an attempt to buddy up with the Marines at first. It felt like a good choice, at least for a start what with us having no memory and no job and we immediately get woken by some Marines. Signing up wouldn't have been the worst choice, but the buff really does put us on the one track down pirate lane. Not that I mind being a mighty pirate, playing to our characters strengths is what we should do.

>>5404308
>A Cutlass
If she insist, we can hardly turn down a gift from such a beauty can we?
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>>5404308
>A Cutlass
>Ask Tashigi to teach us a good insult to demoralize opponent, as you know one thing : wit matter more than strength in a saber fight.
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>>5404359
>the marines are cool
>>5404361
>was going to suggest an attempt to buddy up with the Marines at first. It felt like a good choice
I don't know guys, I don't really see the appeal of working for guys like this retard with a mermaid slavegirl fetish.
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>>5404353
>>5404354
Fine, I'll trust you.
Let us search the high seas for the Big Whoop One Piece.
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>>5404367
Because pirates are fucking boring. Yo ho go, explore the seas, yadda yadda yadda, it's always the same fucking thing. They're all the fucking same. The most interesting ones are people like Doflamingo who actually fucking do something.

Marines are cool and wear a big coat cape on their back.
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>>5404376
What about doing an actual pirate thing? Sailing the whole word to find the biggest treasure of all : love, for a very very very rich and pretty woman.
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>>5404376
>The most interesting ones are people like Doflamingo who actually fucking do something
What's stopping us from actually doing something?
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>>5404376
Anon-Anon listen to me-this is very impor-EXTREMELY important even. We can…STEAL a super cool big coat. The. WE can be super cool and unique like you want.
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>>5404376
I'm almost afraid to ask, but what's your opinion on the revolutionaries anon?

>>5404380
Appealing. Do you have anyone in particular in mind?
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>>5404386
No we can't you retard, it's canon that the coats of the marine are held up by JUSTICE

If we tried to use it, it'd fall right off
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>>5404392
Captain Buggy says hello
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>>5404393
Buggy is a fucking god. He does what he wants.
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>>5404392
Just staple them.
>>5404391
The flag made me think, how is ours going to look like? I think a jolly roger with a monkey skull like pic would be cool.
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>>5404393
Buggy can control any part of him including his clothes, they split together with his body.
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>>5404401
I think I'd prefer to join the straw hats and derail the story at every turn instead of forming a crew of OCs and reading about it on the newspapers.
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>>5404393
I can't stop seeing a basedjack on the dude on the right.
I think my brain is rotting.
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>>5404406
>Joining the straw hats
Please no, that is the most cringeworthy thing you could do
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>>5404401
Honestly if we’re going to think up a flag, we should at least think of a crew theme first, you know?

>>5404406
Eeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhh maybe? I mean, if push comes to shove sure??? But if we’re going to join an OG crew I would prefer joining the great Buggy Pirates.

>>5404408
Well that’s Mr.3, Who is on all accounts, quite based.
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>>5404413
There's a filter that turns the word s o y into based.
I think it's the stubby beard that make me think of that godforsaken spammed meme.
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>>5404391
Nope. We'll find out about which canon Nami-lookalike or noncanon Nami-lookalike Threepwood will set eye on.
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>>5404413
What about crew theme "Coerce people in joining us before they abandon piratry upon reaching next island" sound for you?
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The way i see it, the more less we try to follow the story of the strawhats, the more interesting it'll be. Hitting Sabaody at the same time they do is one thing, but no one wants to be that cringe as fuck self insert Isekai that forces himself onto the story.
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>>5404448
>no one wants to be that cringe as fuck self insert Isekai that forces himself onto the story
This
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>>5404448
I can agree with that
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>>5404448
>no one wants to be that cringe as fuck self insert Isekai that forces himself onto the story.
I do
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>>5404461
You may now kiss the bride?
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>>5404413
You know what I change that, I want us to join the beast pirates. Because the beast pirates have Ulti, and Ulti is reeeeeal good.

>>5404444
Doesn’t sound…horrible.

>>5404448
>no one wants to be that cringe as fuck self insert Isekai that forces himself onto the story
Does joining a canon crew count as forcing ourselves onto the story?
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>>5404478
>Does joining a canon crew count as forcing ourselves onto the story?
Joining the strawhats certainly does, but outside of doing something like joining big mom or kaidou (stupid), we don't know enough about other crews to really join them.
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A Cutlass! That sounds like a suitably pirate-y weapon, in any case! You did feel a little bit bad about exploiting Tashigi’s generosity in order to buy a weapon that would likely end up serving you after you became a pirate, but… in any case, you didn’t really know what becoming a pirate truly implied, Tashigi was obviously a biased source when it came to learning about them, so you’d probably be better off talking to somebody who was less… hateful towards them. Regardless, even with the girl’s hatred of pirates, the way that she described the execution of Gol D. Roger sounded remarkably interesting. Even if she tried to gloss over the details of the execution, the fact that he had started an entire age of piracy with his last words was astounding to say the least!

You quickly moved towards a barrel of cutlasses and started to examine them, one by one… naturally, you found that Observe was something that could be used on each of the cutlasses, and though some of them had names, they were clearly just named by their previous owners, with the majority of the named ones being called things like ‘Cutter’ ‘Slasher’ or ‘Slicer’. The only name of the bunch that really sounded interesting at all was the one that had the name of ‘Country Destroying Bloodthirst Oblivion Blade of Darkness’ which… despite the name, was a completely ordinary weapon. You were disappointed with the selection being mostly mundane weapons… at least you were until you spotted something somewhat interesting in the barrel.

A cutlass with a bronze handle, and… oddly enough, it was named as well. It didn’t seem to be classed as a Meito or anything, but it did have a description, and one that was incredibly interesting at that.

[Stolen Glory: A cutlass with quality equaling one of the 50 Skillful Grade Meito nearing even one of the 21 Great Grade Meito, however, before it could be given a true name by the blacksmith who devoted his life to the process of learning to create a blade of such quality, it was stolen by a thief, and the man who forged it was killed in the robbery. The blade of incredible quality has since been passed around from thief to thief, never ending in the hands of a swordsman skilled enough to realize the true value that the blade held, finally ending up being sold cheaply to a weapons dealer. Years of misuse have given the weapon an unimpressive almost brittle looking appearance, but beneath that it is a blade of true quality.]
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You immediately honed in on the weapon and picked it up, examining it a few times before giving it a few clumsy swings… your lack of any real practice with a sword enough to make you look a little dumb as you almost knocked yourself off balance thanks to the surprising lack of any real weight to the blade, yet despite the lightness of the blade, you could tell it was of the highest quality. What the hell was a weapon of this caliber doing in a place like this? A nameless blade, being forgotten despite its tremendous quality because it never had the fortune to end in the hand of a powerful warrior? How was that fair?

“Hey… Tashigi, would you mind getting me this one?” You shone the blade of the weapon in the light of the sun that was shining through one of the windows, and the girl put a finger to her chin as she examined the weapon.

“Huh…? That one…? Are you sure?” Tashigi didn’t seem to be convinced about the idea of buying a nameless weapon. Of course though, despite the apparent quality of the weapon, it appeared to be almost a completely mundane looking weapon, so it was understandable that she wouldn’t be able to tell how special it was. Whatever forging process that was used in the creation of the weapon, it wasn’t one that made it look all that special.

“Yeah… something about it… it’s just calling out to me.” You weren’t exactly lying when you said that, but you weren’t going to tell Tashigi the actual reason why you wanted to buy the weapon.

“If you say so… though I don’t think it’s in the catalog.” Tashigi didn’t seem to be familiar with the weapon at all.

“Ah, no… that weapon was actually only sold to us earlier today, it’s nothing special from what I can tell… it chopped through a ham I bought pretty easily when I tested it… but then again, so do most of the swords we get in!” The man chuckled to himself. “Tell you what, I’ll sell it to you for the price I bought it at… 50000 berries!” F-fifty thousand?! You were about to call the whole thing off until Tashigi just crossed her arms and nodded.

“Alright, I guess that’s not too bad a price.” Tashigi quickly reached into her pocket and retrieved the cash she’d need for the weapon, paying the man without a question. W-wait… could it be that fifty thousand wasn’t really that much? Here you were thinking it was gonna be tough to even get one thousand…

You soon found yourself outside of the shop once again, though now with a blade that you clearly managed to get at a steal of a price strapped to your waist. The man was generous enough to include a belt and a sheathe for the cutlass in the price that Tashigi paid, and you were now the proud owner of an actual weapon to defend yourself!

[Weapon Acquired: Stolen Glory]

“Thanks for that, Tashigi.” You smiled at her, unsure how to really show your gratitude to the girl.
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“Don’t worry about it too much, helping people who need it is what marines are supposed to do! I think a sum like fifty thousand is something that I can write off as officer expenses anyway!” The girl laughed to herself before regathering her senses. “Reimbursement for the marines not being there to prevent you from getting robbed in the first place, I suppose. But… if you really want to say thanks, you could always enlist!” You raised an eyebrow at the girl, who suddenly seemed to realize just what she was starting to sound like. “B-but don’t worry! I’m not some sort of recruiter or anything! You’re not obligated or anything! It’s just… the marines are barely able to keep order in the world… and we’re always looking for new recruits to help.”

“Alright… I’ll keep that in mind.” You didn’t want to give a concrete answer either way, you didn’t really think you wanted to become a marine, especially not with how it clashed with one of your perks. Though as you had that thought, a new pop-up appeared in your vision, two, actually.

[Quest acquired: A Pirate I Was Meant To Be] [Become a Pirate] [Reward: 500xp(2*250xp), Random Low Grade Skillbook]
[Quest acquired: Yvan eht Nioj] [Enlist] [Reward: 250xp, Random Low Grade Skillbook, a salary of 20000 berries a month]


“I’ll… I guess I’ll see you around, Tashigi… but one last thing, do you have any idea how I can earn some money around here?” You decided it would be a good thing to at least ask a question like that, and the girl shrugged.

“I suppose you could ask some shopkeepers if they need help with some hauling, or maybe… bounty hunting? Honestly, if you need money that badly… enlisting might be your best bet…” Tashigi shrugged once more as she walked away, leaving you to your thoughts.

>Go and do some backbreaking labor for some cash.
>Go looking for bounties you might be able to claim.
>Try to gain some cash through pick pocketing people
>Another way to earn some money. (What?)
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>>5404529
>Go looking for bounties you might be able to claim.
Time to put the sword to use
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>Go and do some backbreaking labor for some cash.
Let's not be stupid here people, we have absolute fuckall chance of getting a pirate in Loguetown. The kind of pirate that comes here and hasn't been taken down by Captain Smoker is the kind strong enough to go into the Grand Line.

We are stupidly week. We'll need to train before we're able to do more stuff. Backbreaking labor seems like a good start to enhance our strength.
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>>5404529
>>Go and do some backbreaking labor for some cash.
We need to lift an entire barrel of grog before we can consider ourselves a real manly man.

But always remember - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmGuy0jievs
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>>5404529
>>Go and do some backbreaking labor for some cash.
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>>5404529
…We could join the navy, than later on (like way way later on) we could betray them and become a pirate! You know, like that that one jelly man. So that way, we can get both the perks of both questlines. But the downside to all of that is that it’ll take sooooooooooo long to do properly.

>Go and do some backbreaking labor for some cash.
Gotta start somewhere.
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Oki Doki

Then, in that case, let's have Best of 4 on a 1d100 to see how successful you are.
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Rolled 26 (1d100)

>>5404585
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Rolled 78 (1d100)

>>5404585
Muscle power
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Rolled 35 (1d100)

>>5404585
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Rolled 45 (1d100)

>>5404585
COME OM BABY!
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>>5404401
Uncharted 4 gave the Guybrush-homage pirate a pretty good flag in my opinion, though I don't think it fits the One Piece style.
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Taking at least some of Tashigi’s advice to heart, you decide that it would just be best to bite the bullet and look around for somebody looking for a hand when it came to simple labor… right now there wasn’t really much else you could do, and even if your sword was worth far more than it appeared to be, it wasn’t like you could sell it to anybody with it looking like… well, like how it looked.

So, you just wandered, looking to see if there was anybody who seemed to need some help, until finally, you found it in the form of a man who was constantly wandering in and out of what looked to be some sort of an inn with crates that he was seemingly picking up from the back of the store, after you noticed, you intercepted the man as he came back out of his building, standing in his way and causing him to look at you suspiciously.

The man was slightly taller than you were, but it was clear that he was pretty old, and you didn’t really know whether it was a good idea for somebody of his age to be involving himself in so much physical labor. “Whadd’ya want, kid?” the man questioned you in a gruff voice. “Inn ain’t open till later. I’m busy”

“I figured… but actually, I’m not here about staying at your inn.” You quickly corrected the man’s mistake before continuing. “As it stands… I was robbed recently, by pirates. I don’t have much in the way of a source of income, so I was hoping that I could go around town and find people who need odd jobs done for them so I can earn some cash.”

“Ah… as a matter of fact… I do actually need somebody to help me move all these crates into the warehouse inside. Blasted deliveryman delivered them out back and the crates are too wide to fit through the back door!” The man laughed. “I’ll give you 2000 berries if you can shift them all… and if you need it, I suppose I can let you stay the night, after shifting all those boxes, you’re gonna need the rest!” The man laughed again as he slapped you on the shoulder. “Name’s Renald! Proprietor of the King’s Laugh!”

“King’s Laugh…?” Sounded like a strange name for an inn, but you weren’t going to question him on the name of his building. Though you couldn’t help but connect it to the whole execution of the Pirate King you had been told about… you wondered if somebody could get in trouble for having an establishment with a name like that.

“Aye.” The man simply nodded. “Now, I take it you’ll be able to manage?”

“Of course! Oh, and the name’s Copper Threepwood!” You informed the man of your name as he walked back inside the building, and you did a few quick stretches. “Now… let’s see what we’ve got…”

Upon going around the back of the building, you were greeted to the sight of at least 3 dozen crates, each of which appeared to be loaded with bottles of alcohol, and you realized quickly just what sort of a task you had set yourself up for…
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[Gained 7 Strength and 7 Vitality from the effort of shifting all those boxes!]
[Gained 2000 Berries!]
[Quest Complete!]
[Gained 1000 Berries!]
[Gained 50xp!]
[Level Up!]
[Level Up!]
[Gained 20 Attribute Points!]


You were surprised with just how much you had managed to accomplish in just the span of a few hours, but… by the time you were done, you were more than grateful for the free room that you had been provided with. Retiring to your room for the night before pondering just how to use your new points. Though first, you decided it would probably be best to actually figure out what each attribute actually did, so you started to consult the system on it.

[Strength: A measure of just how strong you are, how much you can lift and how much force is behind your attacks when they connect.]
[Vitality: A measure of just how tough you are, how much you can withstand physically and how much endurance you have, also determines your maximum HP which is equal to your Vitality Score multiplied by every level you have above 1]
[Agility: A measure of just how fast and agile you are, determines how quick you are on your feet and in a fight.]
[Intelligence: A measure of just how intelligent you are, determines how fast you can think and the sheer volume of calculations you can complete in your head.]
[Willpower: A measure of your strength of will, determines your resistance to mental effects, as well as your own effectiveness with some mental abilities.]
[Charisma: A measure of your charismatic ability, determines just how good you are at persuading other people and making friends or followers.]
[Luck: A measure of how lucky you are, it’s uncertain if this attribute even does anything at all.]


You looked at all the information laid out before you, before finally deciding that you would invest your points by investing them in…

>Choose how you want to invest your 20 points.
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And here's your character sheet as it currently stands.

[Name: Copper Threepwood]
[HP: 124/124]
[Level: 3]
[EXP 0/50]
[Cash: 3000 Berries]
[Bounty: 0 Berries]
[Rank: None (Civilian)]
[Unique Gift: Life as a Game]
[Strength: 12]
[Vitality: 12]
[Agility: 5]
[Intelligence: 10]
[Willpower: 5]
[Charisma: 5]
[Luck: 5]
[Perks]: I Wanna be a Pirate, Conductor, A Three Headed Monkey!
[Skills: (Worldly Lore: 6/10)]
[Activated Abilities: None]
[Weapon: Stolen Glory]
[Inventory: White Cloth Tunic, Beige Cloth Pants.]
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>>5404700
3 in vitality, 5 in agility, 5 in willpower, 7 in charisma
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>>5404700
We're playing as (mostly) Guybrush Threepwood, a man that gets out of sticky situations by being quick-witted, quick-fotted, charismatic and just a smidge lucky. Investing our points in a similar manner should unlock more of our character traits.

>Intelligence: 5
>Willpower: 5
>Charisma: 4
>Agility: 4
>Luck: 2

>Willpower: A measure of your strength of will, determines your resistance to mental effects, as well as your own effectiveness with some mental abilities.
I figure this is how we raise our Insult Swordfighting. Delivering insults that shocks our opponents down to their core.
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>>5404702
I'll go with this anon's suggestion
>>5404724
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>>5404724
Seems fine to me, seconding.
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>>5404724
+1
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>>5404702
you guys aren't thinking this through enough,

PUT ALL 20 POINTS INTO LUCK!! and the rest can go into charisma if we hit the cap.
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>>5404884
Luck is for those who can't secure victory through other means. You don't want to be a little pissbaby scraping by on happenstance do you? A widdle itty bitty urine toddler? Can't even get out of a paper bag unless the cosmic whatever pokes a hole in the side by accident? Abloobloo.

I'm just fucking with you, but luck is and always will be capricious. Fortune favors the bold my friend.
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>>5404884
...So you want to become Buggy? I mean I love Buggy too considering how under utilized Charisma actually is in One Piece.
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>>5404724
Supporting guybrush build
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I wonder where civilian rank tree could take us.
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>>5404885
Normally, I would agree. But in this case, I think fortune favors those who have the highest luck stat lmao.
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>>5404939
Ah but who's to say high luck means it is always good? It could be that high luck procs more events, and more rare events. Like, say a WHITE WHALE appears next to us on the open ocean. Or we come across a notable pirate. But not a notably nice one. Luck can be good or bad. And it is always entirely on the ingenuity of the lucky one to make the best of it. As we all know, Jack Sparrow isn't the greatest pirate you've ever heard of because he is lucky, but because he is canny and always makes the most out of it.
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>>5404700
>20 Charisma
Just go all in on charisma, double our wages and halve our costs.

I sort of want to Jack Sparrow it up charisma wise as well.
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>>5404700
>20 Charisma
We won’t get far if we don’t have a little bit of autism
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>>5404702
>>5404724
+1
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>>5404700
>>5404724
Support
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>>5404724
Supporting, its a nice spread
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After some thought, you finally decide to distribute your points mostly evenly, five in intelligence and willpower, four in charisma and agility, and two in luck. There was no real point in increasing your Strength or Vitality just yet considering that you had only just raised them both. Finally, after finishing with the additions, your new stats were at least a little bit better than they were before. Hell, if you were to consider fives to be average, you were pretty damn great already! Though... the problem was that you didn't exactly compare to even somebody like Tashigi, and she didn't really seem to think that she was very powerful either... an Ensign? Isn't that like... the lowest commissioned officer rank?

[Name: Copper Threepwood]
[HP: 124/124]
[Level: 3]
[EXP 0/50]
[Cash: 3000 Berries]
[Bounty: 0 Berries]
[Rank: None (Civilian)]
[Unique Gift: Life as a Game]
[Strength: 12]
[Vitality: 12]
[Agility: 9]
[Intelligence: 15]
[Willpower: 10]
[Charisma: 9]
[Luck: 7]
[Perks]: I Wanna be a Pirate, Conductor, A Three Headed Monkey!
[Skills: (Worldly Lore: 6/10)]
[Activated Abilities: None]
[Weapon: Stolen Glory]
[Inventory: White Cloth Tunic, Beige Cloth Pants.]


Still, you at least had some faith in your ability to not instantly lose in a fight to any random guy off the street now, besides you did notice something else had happened after you increased your stats. After you finished applying all the points you had, you felt almost... energized. Like the fatigue of your body from all that labor earlier had melted away! Hell, you didn't even feel like you were tired anymore!

Could this perhaps be a consequence of having leveled up? Or well, in this case, it looks like you had to finish leveling up before you were actually refreshed like this. It was odd, but right now, even though just prior to applying all your new stats you had been just about ready to collapse, you felt completely energized! It was an amazing development, and it wasn't one that you were about to squander either... especially not now that you knew that completing a level up would allow for you to completely recover whenever it was needed!

Of course, now that you had been completely refreshed, you didn't really feel like sleeping anymore. Which was kind of a shame, because you were sort of looking forward to being able to sleep in a nice warm bed... but now that you didn't need it, you'd need to spend your time doing something else. But what...? You looked around the room to see if there was anything interesting you could do... there was a bookshelf nearby at least, so you supposed you could read if nothing else.
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Then again, with Stolen Glory resting against your hip, you sort of wanted to actually get somewhat good at wielding the blade, there was no sense in having such a high quality weapon at your side and not being able to use it. You'd never actually be able to properly give the blade the recognition it deserves if you never learned how to actually use it in a fight!

You had at least a couple of hours to spend your time before the sun rose... and you didn't really know what to do, at least until two quests popped up in your vision.

[New Quest: Hit the Gym] [Quest Requirement: Acquire scores of at least 20 in your Strength, Vitality and Agility within 24 hours!] [Reward: 75xp, Random Physical Skill book, Permanent 25% increased growth to physical attributes when training.]
[New Quest: Enrich Yourself] [Quest Requirement: Acquire a Score of at least 30 in your Intelligence within 24 hours] [Reward: 75xp, Random Mental Skill book, Permanent 25% increased growth to Intelligence when learning.]


Oh! Well... now you had some things to work towards... but the fact that they were time limited was really quite worrying. Would you even be able to get your attributes up to that level in only a day? It didn't sound feasible, but... well, it's not like you really needed to sleep anymore, so maybe you could manage one of them? With the rewards locked to time, you'd probably need to pick one or the other to focus on.

>Attempt to complete Hit the Gym
>Attempt to complete Enrich Yourself
>Attempt to complete them both (Needs a strategy.)
>Do something completely different. (?)
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>>5405113
>Do them both, Intelligence first and then when that is done, use 9 of the 10 level up points from the level up in vitality for stamina, then train our ass off until we're exhausted and use the final point on one of the attributes so we're refreshed before training again.
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>>5405113
>>Attempt to complete them both (Needs a strategy.)
Get some books using some berries.
Hit the gym for a while. When physical fatigue build up, switch to enriching. When bored, switch back to physical training.
Strength and vitality can be trained with hauling jobs. Agility might need sprints and side-steps.
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>>5405148
+1
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>>5405113
>>5405147
Support
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>>5405147
I think our approaches can be mixed. Your thoughts?
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>>5405155
I think it might be for the best if we do, wonder if there's a library we can use to get books from.
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>>5405157
>You looked around the room to see if there was anything interesting you could do... there was a bookshelf nearby at least
So we have books nearby. Let's check if they are smart enough to provide benefits, but not too hard for our smooth brain before spending money
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>>5405113
Hm,
Hit the Gym :we need to gain 8 Str, 8 Vit and 11 Agi, whooping 27 attribute points
Enrich Yourself:we need 15 Int
75Xp from either quest would give us a level up.
Two levels got us 20 attribute points
If we assume its 10 points / lvl up, if we complete one quest we may be able to just dump those points towards finishing other.

Easy way would be to either enlist or become a pirate and get 250/500xp, probably enough for around 2 or 3 lvl-ups, so 20-30 Attpoints IF we get 10 points/lvl-up always.
Not a fan of that idea, don't want to take sides and choose future path that early.

Getting Wordly Lore to 10/10 will probably get us something nice and maybe rise Int, so I would get on finishing that up.
We are low level, so rising attributes by training shouldn't be terribly difficult yet.

>Attempt to complete them both (Needs a strategy.)

>check book titles for anything that may round-up Wordly Lore
>go buy a newspaper for the same purpose
>visit Marines to see how long does it take to enlist, just in case
>ask there if they maybe have some training grounds where you 'can check if you're up to it physically', if not then its training in the woods I guess

Basically try to get Wordly Lore and 5 INT naturally, then train until you finish HtG quest and use attribute points gained by levelup from that to rise Int enough to finish EY quest.
If its not looking like youre not gonna make it, either look around for sidequests or
consider piracy/enlisting.
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>>5405158
So we have the Bookshelf, maybe we can find a history book or something in there. Expand our knowledge of the world, that seemed to bring some decent INT when we were getting the rundown by Tashigi.
As for STR and VIT, lifting seemed to do the trick so if we head down to the docks we could probably do some more lifting while also making some cash on top of it. And Agillity, maybe we could wait until it's dark and attempt to parkour on the rooftops? Could get us in trouble but it's the only way I can see us making any Agility gains.
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>>5405148
+1

HOWEVER, Here's something you can do, try to do mental exercises while exercising physically. You can actually pretty easily think while running. from my own experience
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>>5405165
This seems like a good plan.
Let's get buff by going to the library.
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>>5405165
If this is going by game rules, we probably only 'finish' the quest if level up strength normally.
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>>5405177
Condition is 'Acquire a Score of at least X in your Y', means are not specified, technically speaking it depends on what flag does it check for and how, basically, I blame devs.
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>>5405184
Yeah, well, it's easier to just try to get the quest normally, and if it works, then you get to finish it sooner.
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You seem to have decided to try to complete both of the quests within the time limits, would you mind if I combined the votes?
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>>5405219
Of course not, take the best of ideas !
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>>5405219
Sure, go ahead.
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Alright then, one last thing, I'm gonna need another 1d100, it's best of 4 again.
See just how successful you are.
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Rolled 48 (1d100)

>>5405225
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Rolled 10 (1d100)

>>5405225
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Rolled 54 (1d100)

>>5405225
Lets go.
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Rolled 50 (1d100)

>>5405225
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You decide that you'd go for both of the quests, if you were to plot things out properly, there was a chance that you just might be able to accomplish the both of them at the same time, just a few hours of physical labor yesterday was enough to increase your strength and vitality by seven each, so there was a chance that if you went all out over the next twenty four hours, you'd be able to accomplish both of them!

Your first step of course, was trying to become more intelligent, and you scanned through the books on the bookshelves, they were disappointingly mostly books on sailing related topics... but then you realized just how useful that such books might be able to be! This was a world that was dominated by the ocean! Everyone needed to know such information, and there was also a helpful bunch of books about the surrounding islands as well!

You grabbed a bunch of the books that documented all sorts of information about sailing and repairing a boat and started to read it... and then you had another idea! What if you were to read while you exercised? Of course the exercise couldn't be that strenuous otherwise you wouldn't be able to focus, but you could do something like run on the spot to try to build up your cardio!

So that was exactly what you did, for the span of the few hours that it took you to read the books from front to back, you jogged on the spot, slowing down and sitting when you got fatigued, but always getting right back up again when you felt like you were able. Over the course of the hours that it took, you were frequently presented with alerts informing you that your Vitality and Agility had risen, but... mostly, it was your intelligence that had risen.

[Gained 2 Agility, 4 Vitality, 7 Intelligence!] [Gained Skill: Shipwright 10/100] [Gained Skill: Sailing 13/100] [Gained Skill: Ropes 15/100] [Gained Skill: Navigation 14/100] [Skill Up: World Lore 10/10]
[Perk Gained: Island Knowledge: This skill allows you to immediately determine the name of whatever island you are on.] [Skill Evolved: World Lore 10/10 > World History 10/9999]


You had been most alarmed by the impossibly high looking cap on World History, though the revelation that certain skills wouldn't cap out at the somewhat low looking levels wasn't something that surprised you all that much. You were about to go back to training, when you realized that you were now incredibly hungry... luckily, the inn seemed to be serving breakfast now, so you happily went downstairs to get something to eat.
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Renald was more than happy to see you, and after a brief exchange of greetings with the man, you asked for a meal, paying 500 Berries for a hearty meal of bread, bacon and eggs. You didn't have a great deal of disposable cash, but it wouldn't take long for you to make it back, especially not now that you were getting stronger so quickly. You also knew that keeping your strength up was gonna be important if you were planning to spend the rest of the day training.

As you were about to finish eating your meal, to maybe check to see if there was some sort of bookstore or library that you could visit, you heard another of the patrons of the inn on another table grow rowdy. "Whaddya mean ya don't serve beer?!" You watched out of the corner of your eye as the man angrily confronted Renald, poking a finger at the man's chest.

"Idiot, it's the morning, we don't serve beer in the morning because it's not permitted for-" Renard somewhat calmly tried to explain the reasons behind not serving alcohol before most people had even woken up, but it was clearly not successfully convincing the man of anything.

"Shaddup!" the man drew the cutlass at his hip as he clearly wasn't going to take no for an answer. Great, just your luck... you just wanted to go to the library, and now this jackass was gonna cause a scene.

>Use Observe on the man before deciding whether to get involved.
>Throw a table at the man.
>Draw your own sword and sneak up on the man to attack him from a blind spot.
>Stay out of it, the marines can deal with this.
>Something else.
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>>5405263
Clearly we need to tell the man we'll take him to a place that actually sells beer at this hour. Blow this lame popsicle stand. Then while we're out and about look for some marines and flag them down to tell them this guy was disturbing the peace. If they need more to go off than our word we can always let them know he was harassing Renard for them to follow up with.

Use the brain. He may not get arrested or anything unless he starts to get irate when we get some marines involved but he will be out of the inn. Which is the goal.
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>>5405267
>>5405263
Big brain strats right here, supporting.
Still would like to use Observe on him tho.
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>>5405267
>>5405270
Supporting both this gentlemen
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>>5405263
>>5405267
Support
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>>5405267
Support
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>>5405267
>>5405270
We got a lot of intelligence, willpower and charisma, time to make use of it.
Worst case scenario we can use the three headed monkey and run like the wind
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Alright, let's have some dice then.

1d100 best of four as usual.
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Rolled 96 (1d100)

>>5405286
Just as planned.
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Rolled 74 (1d100)

>>5405286
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Rolled 5 (1d100)

>>5405286
And then disaster struck.
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Rolled 47 (1d100)

>>5405286
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>>5405288
Very nice, I'll give you something extra for this.
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>>5405293
Nice.
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>>5405293
Yay
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>>5405293
Hooray.
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You frowned as you turned to look at the man, using Observe to get a better idea of just where his capabilities lied before doing anything else. You didn't want to put yourself in too much danger if you didn't have to after all.

[Name: "Black Eye" Williams]
[HP: 400/400]
[Level: 12]
[Rank: Captain (Black Eye Pirates)]
[Bounty: 2 Million Berries]
[Strength: 74]
[Vitality: 25]
[Agility: 10]
[Intelligence: 1]
[Willpower: 4]
[Charisma: 2]
[Luck: 4]


Huh...? This guy was an actual honest to god pirate! And... with a bounty of 2 Million Berries too?! Of course, aside from his strength, the rest of his stats were absolute garbage, but... you were pretty certain that if he hit you, you'd probably be killed in a single punch. Which was... obviously something that you wished to avoid. Of course despite his immensely low intelligence, the man seemed to at least be smart enough to not mention that he was in fact a pirate in the middle of the town. You guessed that the marine presence here was great enough that doing something like that would just be suicide, even for a guy like this. Hell, comparing him to Tashigi, it's pretty clear that she'd kick his ass and she was only an ensign!

"Hey! Punk!" The man walked over to you, apparently losing interest in the the poor innkeeper and deciding to storm towards you instead, you tensed up a little bit as he walked towards you. "You got a problem with me or something? Ye been staring at me for quite a while!"

"Ah, sorry." You tried to turn away from the man, but he grabbed you by the shoulder and forced you to look at him again, you could really tell just why he had been given the epithet of 'Black Eye' considering it looked like somebody had punched him as hard as they could in the face, a dozen times, on both sides of his face.

"I don't like you very much, you just watch yourself! I'm wanted on twelve islands!" Oh... and there it was, looks like the low intelligence had to shine through at some point, and you nearly went for your sword to try to attack him by surprise, he was... still quite a bit stronger than you were, but... you had a better idea.

"I'll be careful... but... say, if you're looking for a place where you can get a drink, why don't you come with me? I know a guy who'll sell you the best spirits in Loguetown! Let's blow this Popsicle joint!" You lied through your teeth as you attempted to appease the man, and his anger seemed to deflate a little bit at your words, it seems you managed to trick him! Now you just needed to get him to some marines, and then they could take care of him for you!
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"Aye, if you're tellin me the truth, then I suppose there's no harm... and ye!" He pointed at the barkeeper. "Ye'd best start serving drink in the mornin's if ye value yer inn." What a charming man. You continued to lead the man out of the store, quickly reaching the street before realizing a quite crucial detail you hadn't thought of. You had... absolutely no idea where the nearest marine base was.

The next five minutes were thusly spent with you looking desperately for a patrolling marine, but being completely unsuccessful in doing so, and just as you caught sight of a patrol nearby, the man following after you stopped you, putting an hand on your shoulder again. "I think we've been wanderin' in circles a little, yer sure ye know where this shop be?" You had stopped just outside an apothecary, the two of you standing just underneath the sign, a large metal cauldron suspended from a wooden outcropping.

"Uhhhh..." You hesitated for a moment, unsure of what to actually say to the man before coming up with a reasonable sounding excuse. "Oh! That... it's just that... he only shows up if you take a specific path around the town, you need to walk in circles otherwise he won't open up!" It sounded ridiculous, and it was clear that the pirate wasn't buying it either.

"That be the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard!" The man suddenly grabbed his sword. "Yer gonna regret trying to fool the mighty Black Eye Williams!" He drew his sword with tremendous force, swinging it up into the air as he did and... to your complete disbelief, cutting directly through the wood of the sign. Looking up just in time for the heavy metal cauldron to crash down on his head at high speed, and... to your complete disbelief, knocking himself out cold! You observed, just to make sure, and it looks like he had managed to leave himself with about 20 HP!

"I... guess he should've been more careful where he was swinging that thing around." You quip to yourself as you look down at the unconscious man. You didn't really want to leave him unguarded as you went to find a marine, especially when he had a bounty... but fortunately, you didn't have to worry about it, as a group of three white uniformed men suddenly appeared, rushing towards you with guns drawn.

"Freeze!" One of the men shouted, before pausing, realizing that you had no weapon drawn at all, and that the guy had clearly just been taken out by the metal cauldron. "What... happened here?" The man was clearly alarmed by what he was seeing.

>"Oh, this is a wanted pirate, Black Eye Williams, I've captured him for you."
>"Uh... I'm not involved in any of this, I was just passing by, but... I think I saw this guy's face on a wanted poster before."
>"You're looking at my handywork! I, the great Copper Threepwood, have defeated this pirate through my skill, good looks, and incredible intellect!"
>"This guy was being a jerk and disturbing the peace, fortunately, he seemed to have a weakness to cauldrons."
>Something else.
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>>5405340
>>"Oh, this is a wanted pirate, Black Eye Williams, I've captured him for you."
Most pirate thing, to take out a pirate for our own personal gain.

Looks like we have a crew and a boat now, guys.
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>>5405340
>"You're looking at my handywork! I, the great Copper Threepwood, have defeated this pirate through my skill, good looks, and incredible intellect!"
Ahahahahahaha! 2 million bounty!
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>>5405340
>>"Oh, this is a wanted pirate, Black Eye Williams, I've captured him for you."
Absolutely flabbergasted. May as well get paid for it.

>cutting directly through the wood of the sign. Looking up just in time for the heavy metal cauldron to crash down on his head at high speed
Man, he really was [1 INT].
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>>5405340
>"You're looking at my handywork! I, the great Copper Threepwood, have defeated this pirate through my skill, good looks, and incredible intellect!"
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>>5405340
>"Oh, this is a wanted pirate, Black Eye Williams, I've captured him for you."
Not going to look a gift horse in the mouth.
Hopefully his crew doesn't mind.
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>>5405340
>"You're looking at my handywork! I, the great Copper Threepwood, have defeated this pirate through my skill, good looks, and incredible intellect!"
>"This guy was being a jerk and disturbing the peace, fortunately, he seemed to have a weakness to cauldrons."
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>>5405340
>"Oh, this is a wanted pirate, Black Eye Williams, I've captured him for you. He was being a jerk and disturbing the peace."
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>>5405340
>"You're looking at my handywork! I, the great Copper Threepwood, have defeated this pirate through my skill, good looks, and incredible intellect!"
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"Oh, this guy? He's a wanted pirate. Black Eye Williams, Bounty of... Two Million Berries, if I recall correctly." You were
quick to take the credit for defeating the man, even if it had mostly just been a stroke of good luck and his own incompetence,
you were technically the one who took him out. Though... the fact that you hadn't gotten any experience points from defeating the man meant that you weren't being rewarded by the system for his own incompetence, that was fair enough at least, you supposed.

Though, you were mostly interested in the money that you'd be able to claim from the man's bounty. A couple thousand berries was barely anything at all in the grand scheme of things, but with a few million to your name, you'd be able to buy a good deal of the supplies that you might need if you were to indeed go out and explore the world! As you had the thoughts of the money you would be able to claim from the man, a few new quests popped up in your vision.

[Quest Received: Find Some More Cash]
[Quest Requirements: Acquire at least 10000 Berries through any means.]
[Quest Rewards: 75xp, 10000 additional Berries]
[Quest Received: Find Even More Cash]
[Quest Requirements: Acquire at least 1000000 Berries through any means.]
[Quest Rewards: 100xp, 100000 additional Berries]
[Quest Received: Find a Boatload of Cash]
[Quest Requirements: Acquire at least 1000 Berries through any means.]
[Quest Rewards: 125xp, 1000000 additional Berries]

You weren't quite sure just how these quests were generated just yet, but... you really weren't going to pass up on the opportunity to not only get a good deal of extra money, but also the added experience from actually completing all the of the quests you had just gotten! "So... where exactly does he need to be taken?"

"Oh, right... if you're claiming a bounty on a living person, then you need to actually have them delivered to the Marine base which isn't too far from here. Follow us, if you don't know the way. Captain Smoker will be happy to find that another pirate has been captured, he especially hates pirates being active in Loguetown." The marine spoke about his superior officer as he gestured for the two men behind him to carry the pirate for you.

"Thanks, let's not waste any time, I've got a busy schedule ahead of me." You didn't want to spend too long on getting your money for the bounty, after all, you didn't actually know how long the process was going to take, and you also didn't know if you'd be able to level up enough with the xp from all these starter quests to fulfill the requirements of the other quests.

"Of course. I don't think I've heard of a Bounty Hunter matching your description... you new in East Blue?" The leading marine made conversation with you.
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"I guess you could say that I'm a new arrival, yeah. Names Copper Threepwood, still thinking about just what I'll do with my life, but... I'm glad that I could've been of assistance to you in getting somebody like this arrested as they deserve." Even if you were possibly planning on becoming a pirate down the line at some point, that really didn't mean that you'd have to be a violent criminal and a loose cannon. The definition of 'pirate' in this world was one that was incredibly loose after all, and it pretty much applied to anybody who disobeys the laws and travels around on a boat. From what you understood from things so far, you didn't even need to have a crew or anything!

"Ah, I'm Petty Officer Horatio, it's nice to meet somebody who helps us with the pirate scum that infests the world. The marines... we're really stretched thin, and you wouldn't believe how often that Captain Smoker requests for High Command to send him some more support so that he can actually go and resolve the issues that plague East Blue." The man shook his head sadly. "It's terrible, he's pretty much the only real line of defense that East Blue has against anybody wanted who wants to illegally travel to the Grand Line, so he can't leave without leaving us wide open for pirates to slip by!" How... interesting, the marines here were understaffed? You supposed that made sense, despite everything, Tashigi did seem a little bit desperate to get you to join up, even if she was being polite about it.

"Well, I'm glad to be appreciated, but I don't really know if I plan to make a living out of bounty hunting, really. It was pretty much coincidence that I went after this guy." Of course, if you became a pirate, claiming bounties on people was something that wasn't exactly going to be possible for you to do. Couldn't exactly claim a bounty when you yourself had a bounty, and though the Seven Warlords system existed... it kind of defeated the point of being a pirate. To become completely free of the world's limitations and then shackling yourself to them once again, a sort of false freedom. Besides, it wasn't like just about anybody could become a Warlord, you needed to be sufficiently powerful enough to be allowed to join their ranks after all.

"Well, it's a good paying job from what I've seen... especially if you're good at it." The marine mused. "Honestly, it's just too dangerous for most people, going after pirates is a dangerous business, especially if you're on your own. You never know if you're gonna bump into somebody with a Devil Fruit." Devil Fruits, the mystical fruits that grant supernatural powers to whoever consumes one, you'd heard of them, and you had considered the idea of finding one for yourself, but... the drawback of not being able to swim was pretty dreadful on a world that was mostly composed of small islands that are reached by traveling across the ocean.
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"I'll keep that in mind, but I think I'm going to keep my options open, haven't decided on what I want to do with my life yet." You shrugged, and the marine laughed.

"Well, just so long as you don't go and become a pirate, we won't be having any problems!" He seemed to be very amused by what he thought was a joke, but you were strongly considering the benefits of becoming a pirate right about now, enlisting into a world spanning army that couldn't even keep the people they were supposed to protect safe in what was meant to be the calmest sea in the world... didn't exactly inspire that much confidence in the marines. "Come on, let's go see Tiff, she's in charge of organizing the pay out for the bounties in Logue Town."

The rest of the trip there was spent conversing about irrelevant things, and soon you were standing at a reception area of the marine base, greeted by a pretty blonde woman with a smile on her face as she realized that you had come to claim a bounty when she spotted the man carried in after you. "Ah! I assume that you're a bounty hunter here to claim the bounty on..." The woman quickly ducked underneath her desk and shuffled through some papers loudly until she finally grabbed a poster matching the man's face. "Black Eyes Williams?" She seemed pleased at the development. "Now, it's going to take a couple of days for your funds to arrive, it's simple marine procedure."

A few days...? Crap. That... sort of totally screwed your plans about using the quest rewards from getting all that cash to invest into your attributes! Despite your internal worry, you kept a smile on your face. "And... there's no way to speed the process up at all?"

"I'm afraid not, sir. I'm not authorized to pay out for any new bounty hunters until they've proven themselves to be trustworthy. The regulation was put in place after one too many times where a pirate would use the assistance of somebody unknown to the marines in order to claim the bounty on their own heads before breaking out of custody." Oh, yeah... now that she mentioned it, that did make a lot of sense. Couldn't really afford to go paying out bounties when they weren't certain of the character of the bounty hunter.

"Ah, well... that's a shame. So... should I return in a few days to pick up my money?" You were defeated, and you knew that arguing the point would get you absolutely nowhere, so you decided instead to just leave it... you hadn't spent that long messing around with this bounty business, and you still had time!

"Yes, I believe your reward should be ready in a couple of days." The woman nodded, and you were relieved, at least it was only a few days and you weren't going to be stuck waiting around for your bounty reward forever. Still, it kinda sucked to have so much money so close yet so far away.
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"Alright, then I guess I'll see you around. Bye." You nodded as you left the building once more, embracing the salty sea air of the port town as you left the building and you quickly started to ponder just what to do to ensure that you made the time limit for your quests.

>Continue looking for a Library to work out in.
>Practice sprinting around the town while committing the layout of the town to memory.
>Go looking for Black Eyes' pirate crew, see if you can deal with a few more menaces to society before the day is through.
>Do something else.
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>>5405529
>Continue looking for a Library to work out in.
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>>5405529
>Do something else
>Jog down to the docks, see if there's any cargo needs unloading. If not, jog back to the inn to resume the quest for knowledge
We're on the Pirate Grindset here.
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>>5405529
>Continue looking for a Library to work out in.
We can do it, only 8 more int to conpkete one of the quests
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>>5405529
>Continue looking for a Library to work out in.
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>>5405529
>>Continue looking for a Library to work out in.
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>>5405529
>Continue looking for a Library to work out in.
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>>5405528
>Continue looking for a Library to work out in.
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>>5405529
>Continue looking for a Library to work out in.
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Need some dice then. 1d100 Bo4
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Rolled 86 (1d100)

>>5405752
Yeah?
Well check this out!
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Rolled 17 (1d100)

>>5405752
>>
Rolled 74 (1d100)

>>5405752
>>
Rolled 34 (1d100)

>>5405752
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>>5405754
86 is pretty good
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With the pirate taken care of, and the eventual bounty payout assured, you knew that you'd have a good deal of XP coming your way in the future, but... it wasn't any good for right now, where you needed the experience immediately in order to level yourself up. But... fortunately, you had found that increasing your stats was fairly easy, especially when they were at such low levels! You started to jog around the town as you looked around the town, eventually uncovering a large library after a few more minutes of jogging, exactly what you were looking for. You didn't know just what sort of information you'd be able to uncover inside the library, but... you were certain there must've been at least a few pieces of useful information within

You entered the building, being greeted by a librarian from behind a counter as you did. "Good morning, welcome to the Loguetown Library, are you a member, or would you like to apply for membership?"

"Apply for membership...? Does it cost anything?" You didn't really have the cash you needed for something like a monthly fee... at least not right now.

"Nope, we're subsidized by the local government, though there are fines if you fail to return our books, or if you damage them, so... we need a name to allow anybody access. Failure to return the books or pay the fine will resort in being reported to the marines for theft." The older woman explained how things worked, and you nodded, that made a lot of sense, couldn't exactly afford to let people steal their books.

"Oh, alright. Then I'm Copper Threepwood!" You point to your chest, a smile on your face, and the librarian just nodded as she raised a camera, flashing you straight in the face as the camera went off and you stumbled backwards, surprised by the sudden light. "Yikes!"

The woman had no reaction as the camera proceeded to print out a picture of your face, quickly cutting it out before stamping it onto a library card that had your face and name on it, handing you your new card without another word exchanged.

[Received Library Card]

"Well... thanks, I think." you accepted the card and put it in your pocket, before you walked past the woman and into the library proper, there was a whole bunch that you wanted to find out, and you weren't going to waste any time! You walked into one of the aisles randomly and started to pick out books that seemed interesting to you, eventually picking out 5 books to read, 'Glossary of Devil Fruits and their Classifications', 'Guide to Weapon Maintenance', 'Alchemy and You', 'Medical Treatment and Surgery' and finally a book that seemed to have mostly been neglected by most of the other visitors of the library: 'One-Handed Blade Fighting, Killing them before they kill you'.
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All of the books you had picked out were useful for you, and you quickly took your pile of books to a quiet corner of the library and opened up the one about devil fruits in front of you before you started doing push-ups, reading the book as it laid on the floor in front of you, flicking the page when you were done, committing all the information about the fruits within to mind, whoever had written the book had done so fairly recently, and it mentioned a good deal of current wielders of some of the mystic fruits, such as the Marine Admirals, wielding the Magma, Light and Ice fruits. Or Whitebeard, the strongest man in the world, who wielded the Tremor fruit. You learned the specific definitions about what Paramecia, Zoans and Logia were... and you dreaded running into a Logia the most.

The composition of their bodies meant that most attacks would simply pass through them entirely unless it was done with an opposing element, though unfortunately some fruits simply didn't have any sort of elemental weakness, so they were functionally invincible! Of course, the book did mention something about pirates and marines on the Grand Line having some sort of method to deal with the apparent invulnerability of Logias, but it didn't go into any greater detail than that.

[Gained Skill: Devil Fruit Identification 20/50]

After finishing reading that book, you moved onto the next, and it was one that you had to pay attention to if you wanted to properly restore your weapon to its former glory, it showed a great deal of wear, but it was mostly cosmetic, behind the accumulated grime there was a great blade underneath, and you did sort of want to show the prestige of having such a high quality blade. The book was quite a bit shorter than the glossary of devil fruits, but it taught you a great deal of maintenance techniques for weaponry regardless, and from the mere act of reading the book from front to back, you felt like you were more than qualified to maintain weapons!

[Gained Skill: Weapon Upkeep 35/50]

Then you moved onto the next books, learning about alchemy and all sorts of chemical reactions that could occur with the proper reagents, the book taught you a good deal of useful sounding recipes, like the creation of smoke bombs, varieties of acid, explosives... you didn't really know how useful that information was going to be until you finished the book entirely and you got a pop-up in your vision.

[Gained Skill: Alchemy 45/500]
[You have learned your first Creation skill! You may now craft any of your known recipes from your inventory screen!]
[Recipes Learned: Smoke Grenade, Gunpowder, Low Yield Grenade, Vial of Acid, Healing Salve]
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Wait a second... inventory screen? You willed yourself to envision such a thing as you would your observe skill and you were quite shocked at the result, in front of your very eyes was a large grid shaped screen, and you quickly realized that... you could store just about anything you wanted inside of it! You tested the screen out by pulling your library card from your pocket and then envisioning it entering the first slot of your inventory, and to your surprise, the card disappeared in a sparkle of light before appearing in the first slot! You smiled... this... was something that you were going to no doubt be able to abuse. Not quite done with the new discovery, you willed yourself to look at the next page of the inventory screen, or rather, the crafting menu. There were three options, one to combine two different objects into one, one to create objects from scratch, and a blurred out option that was simply labeled 'upgrade', you could only imagine that it was for upgrading existing objects somehow.

Out of curiosity, you checked the crafting recipes you had just unlocked, but... you weren't able to create any of them, you had the required skill level, but you didn't have the required tools or reagents, as each of them called for a 'basic chemistry set'. Oddly enough though, the reagents you needed for the basic recipes you had learned were all included within the basic set... so you made a note to remember to purchase such a thing the next time you got the opportunity to do so. Somehow you felt like you were able to read the books faster than you should be able to, but you decided not to question your own abilities too much, you seemed to be able to comprehend just about everything you read no matter how complex it might've been immediately, which you could only imagine was a direct result of your ability.

You briefly wondered what else you could do with your abilities, but you decided it would be best to move on and read the next books, learning how to become a better healer than you were before, knowing how to cure most basic illnesses as well as treat and dress wounds so that people wouldn't bleed out, not to mention general first aid and CPR techniques to help to stabilize people who needed it, it wasn't exactly a complex book on medical treatment, but it was useful enough that you were glad to have read it.

[Gained Skill: Medicine 43/500]
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That left you with only a single book left, the guide to swordsmanship, and this was one that interested you a great deal as you ran on the spot to continue to raise your physical abilities, which had seen a fairly decent rise throughout your exercise session. The book featured a good deal of martial techniques for use with a sword, and upon reading it, you knew enough about how to properly use your cutlass that you wouldn't make a complete fool of yourself by just attempting to draw it, you knew how to properly slash and thrust, to put your weight behind each of your strikes as well as parry away your opponents attacks to counter them. You were by no means an expert, but just by reading the book alone, you felt as if you had managed to get a good grasp on how to actually fight somebody, you looked at the total gains you had made so far as well as the new skill you had just earned.

[Gained Skill: Swordfighting (One Handed Blades) 50/500] [Gained Skill: Swordfighting (Cutlass) 30/200]
[Through your intense training, you have gained 13 Vitality, 10 Strength, 8 Agility, 15 Intelligence and 5 Willpower!]
[Quest Complete!]
[Gained 75XP!]
[Gained Skillbook: Sense Motive!]
[Gained Perk: Prodigal Intellect!]
[Level Up!]
[Character Sheet updated!]
[Name: Copper Threepwood]
[HP: 187/187]
[Level: 4]
[EXP 25/75]
[Cash: 3000 Berries]
[Bounty: 0 Berries]
[Rank: None (Civilian)]
[Unique Gift: Life as a Game]

[Strength: 22]
[Vitality: 29]
[Agility: 19]
[Intelligence: 37]
[Willpower: 15]
[Charisma: 9]
[Luck: 7]

[Free Points: 10]

[Perks]: I Wanna be a Pirate (+100% Pirate XP Boost), Conductor (Electricity Magnet + 90% Electricity Resistance), A Three Headed Monkey! (One use only distraction skill), Island Knowledge (Comprehend name of any island you visit automatically), Prodigal Intellect (25% Increased Mental Skill and Intellect Growth)

[Skills: (World History: 10/9999)(Shipwright 10/100)(Sailing 13/100)(Rope use 15/100)(Navigation 14/100) (Medicine 43/500)
(Alchemy 45/500) (Weapon Upkeep 35/100) (Devil Fruit Identification 20/50) (Swordfighting (One Handed Blades) 50/500) (Swordfighting (Cutlass) 30/200)

[Activated Abilities: None]
[Weapon: Stolen Glory]
[Inventory: White Cloth Tunic, Beige Cloth Pants, Library Card, Skillbook (Sense Motive).]
[Recipes: Smoke Bomb, Acid Vial, Healing Salve, Low-Yield Grenade, Gunpowder]

[Would you like to apply your points now?]


>Yes (To what?)
>No (Do what instead?)
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>[You have learned your first Creation skill! You may now craft any of your known recipes from your inventory screen!]
Sweet, now we must try to combine every object in our inventory with every other item.

>>5405899
>Yes (To what?)

>Agility: 1
>Charisma: 9
Agility +1 to finish the other quest of course, then raising Charisma so we can hitch rides to other islands more easily or form our own crew if need be.
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>>5405899
>Yes (To what?)
1 on agility
1 on willpower
3 on luck
5 on charisma
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>>5405899
>>5405906 +1
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>>5405899
>>5405913
supporting
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>>5405913
+1
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>>5405899
>>5405913
Support
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Charisma is good, but we won't get far in this kind of world without any fighting skills.
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>>5405913
Support, but won't we immediately level up again and get another 10 points to spend?
Also can't wait to start comboing shit together.
Remember, Golden Man, Silver Monkey Head, Bronze Triquarter Hat + Gubernatorial Seal = Ultimate Insult
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>>5405931
Charisma + willpower = better insults.
Sword fighting It's not about what you do, but what you say after all.
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>>5405935
Haki-empowered insults?
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>>5405913
support
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>>5405933
This anon is correct, so if you are going to use your ten points then you will have another ten to apply, so >>5405913
locking this in and asking what you want to do with your additional ten from your next level.

>>5405933
Unfortunately, there is no Melee Island of which you can use to acquire the correct Gubernatorial Seal. Though now that I think about it, the Ultimate Insult could kind of function like a Conquerer's Haki amplifier.


>>5405931
Buggy gets pretty far, but then again he's got plot armor through the roof and is a literal comic relief clown.

>>5405935
I hope you remember the rules of Insult Swordfighting on the Ocean compared to on Islands.
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>>5405948
>Buggy gets pretty far
Have you seen how he's doing lately?
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>>5405951
Yes, but that doesn't make him not a comic relief clown, so unless you want to be the bitch of stronger pirates who use you as a figurehead, it's probably best to at least have some level of competence when it comes to fighting.
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>>5405948
+6 on cha
+4 on will
I'm going all in.
Also it makes us more or less well rounded.
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>>5405954
That's what i meant, yes.
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>>5405948
>>5405958
I'll support this because we can grind physical stats and intelligence but haven't found a reliable way to increase the rest.
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>>5405962
Right, but yeah, Buggy is just a living punchline, and this is a world where the stronger people can punch boats so hard that they explode or whatever. Though honestly, I think the joke is more than a little played out now.

>>5405965
Willpower can increase by enduring pain or other negative things, Charisma can increase by giving speeches or practicing giving speeches in the mirror
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>>5405967
Huh, I guess that makes it better to autistically grind strength, vitality, agility and intelligence, while putting level ups on willpower, charisma and luck.
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>>5405958
We need to put points into agility to get the quest, fool
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>>5405972
You didn't pay attention to QM's post did you?
>>5405948
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>>5405975
Actually, let me respond in a less sarcastic piece of shit way.
>>5405972
The agility already won, that vote is for the new 10 points since it would automatically complete the quest and level us us again.
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>>5405958
Support
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I feel like at some point it's going to take more and more to level up our abilities. Maybe we could level up luck by flipping a coin and guessing whether it'll land on heads or tails, but surely eventually we'd have to push things.
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Ok then, your new character sheet is...

[Name: Copper Threepwood]
[HP: 216/216]
[Level: 5]
[EXP 25/100]
[Cash: 3000 Berries]
[Bounty: 0 Berries]
[Rank: None (Civilian)]
[Unique Gift: Life as a Game]

[Strength: 22]
[Vitality: 29]
[Agility: 20]
[Intelligence: 37]
[Willpower: 20]
[Charisma: 20]
[Luck: 10]

[Perks]: I Wanna be a Pirate (+100% Pirate XP Boost), Conductor (Electricity Magnet + 90% Electricity Resistance), A Three Headed Monkey! (One use only distraction skill), Island Knowledge (Comprehend name of any island you visit automatically), Prodigal Intellect (25% Increased Mental Skill and Intellect Growth)

[Skills: (World History: 10/9999)(Shipwright 10/100)(Sailing 13/100)(Rope use 15/100)(Navigation 14/100) (Medicine 43/500)
(Alchemy 45/500) (Weapon Upkeep 35/100) (Devil Fruit Identification 20/50) (Swordfighting (One Handed Blades) 50/500) (Swordfighting (Cutlass) 30/200)

[Activated Abilities: None]
[Weapon: Stolen Glory]
[Inventory: White Cloth Tunic, Beige Cloth Pants, Library Card, Skillbook (Sense Motive).]
[Recipes: Smoke Bomb, Acid Vial, Healing Salve, Low-Yield Grenade, Gunpowder


I'd say we're getting somewhere now, and with only a day of training... though of course, it will get far far harder to raise your skills with simple training later.
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>>5406012
So like, should we aim for making our own Pacifistas? Since it seems like we’re going the intelligence route.
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>>5406012
Think you're missing a perk there captain. Or am I jumping the gun?
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>>5406017
New perk will be added after the next update.
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>>5406012
I think we should focus on learning how to fight next, and maybe make a few bombs in case of emergencies.
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>>5406019
Roger that.
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>>5406014
Good luck inventing something like that without world government tier funding.
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>>5406038
>meanwhile, some fucknut in his garage replacing the entire front half of his body with machinery and cybernetics: SUUUUPER
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>>5406052
Franky lived in the world capital of shipmaking, if anyone had the equipment it would be them. And his pre-timeskip cybernetics were pretty simple.
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>>5406057
Yes, because it wasn't Franky's talent and borderline mad genius that allowed him to self-surgery with things that should not be possible to put into a human body. It was because he had a really -fancy- garage.

Man if people want to build robots it's less a matter of money and more of talent and resource acquisition. Having all the money in the world won't help if no one is selling what you need to buy. Would money help? Yes. Would money be the deciding factor? Hell no. Be a pirate, STEAL what you need. All you need is think meat strong enough to come up with how to make it work in the first place.

I still wouldn't want to go full flesh is weak though.
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You smiled as you finished applying all the points you had earned, you had of course managed to succeed at both of the quests you had gone for, and were quite a bit stronger as a result of your success too, satisfied with your growth so far, you returned all the books to the shelves, you had managed to get yourself at a somewhat decent baseline of stats already, and while there was always room to grow, you... were kind of bored of just working out and reading books. Your new perks from completing the quests were both incredibly nice to have, and you looked at the unlocked perk box for a moment before dismissing.

[Gained Perk: Untapped Potential (Physical Attributes will grow 25 percent faster than normal.)]

It was a nice perk to have, to know that you would always be able to get more out of training than you otherwise would. Though you had noticed that your training was already far faster than what should've been possible for a normal person, and though you assumed it would obviously slow with time, you had already grown to be many times stronger than you were just yesterday. You kind of wanted to actually... test out your newfound abilities, to be truthful about things.

Of course, you didn't want to get into a fight that was too far above your capabilities, but... well, you supposed that if worst came to worst, you could always just distract them and run away in order to train some more. You walked back and forth in the library, pacing as you considered your options carefully, the marines were all no doubt powerful, and you'd be in direct conflict with them all if you were to become a pirate, but... at the same time, you just felt like there was something wrong with the marines at their core. How could such a powerful global force be incapable of even protecting the people in what was supposedly the calmest sea in the world? Based on what you've read, all it would take would be a single vice admiral, and even the most wanted pirates in East Blue would quickly find themselves being captured! You'd taken a look at the wanted pirate list while you were in the bounty hall, and a few of them from East Blue that were on display had stood out to you. 'Iron-Mace' Alvida at 5 million, Buggy 'the Clown' at 15 million, 'Pirate Admiral' Krieg at 17 million and finally, the biggest of all, 'Saw-tooth' Arlong at 20 million.
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All of these bounties were obviously far higher than the bounty you had already claimed, and you had wondered just what sort of things that they had done in order to get such large bounties... piracy alone was a crime, of course, but... to see such a disparity in the size of the bounties was impressive to say the least. Could bounties have something to do with the general threat that somebody represented, then? Because if that was the case, then it could only mean that Arlong may well be the most dangerous... man in all of East Blue. You didn't really know whether to call him a man, he looked like somebody had dipped an especially ugly looking man in blue dye before gluing a saw to his nose, to call him ugly was really a massive understatement.

Still, looking at those bounties had given you something of an idea, there were surely a bunch of lower danger pirates lurking around, and you felt like you could probably clean up at least a few of them and claim whatever meager bounties were on their heads... right? It would be good to have at least a little bit of capital to help you on your way to becoming a pirate so you could buy a ship... though you supposed that if it came to it, you could just steal a ship.

[Quest Gained: Bounty Hunter] [Quest Requirements: Claim a total of ten million berries in bounties] [Quest warning: This quest cannot be completed should you become either a Pirate or a Marine before completion] [Quest Reward: 300xp, +10 Strength, + 10 Vitality +10 Agility]

You blinked as you looked at the new quest that had just appeared in your sight, and... it was one that was incredibly tempting, and one that you would actually be able to complete! If you just attacked and brought in pirates worth a million each, you'd only need to defeat like, eight of them! Though you wondered if working as a bounty hunter might give you a bad reputation among other pirates, then you realized that... pirates were pirates, why would they possibly care about something like that? Besides... you had one hell of an advantage over other bounty hunters, you could use observe on people and immediately determine if they had a bounty to claim!

>Take the quest and go looking for pirates...
>>At the docks.
>>In taverns.
>>Just wandering the streets.
>Don't bother with the quest and do something else to occupy your time. (What?}
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>>5406072
>>Don't bother with the quest and do something else to occupy your time. (What?}
Go search for the mad little chemist kit.
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>>5406072
>>Just wandering the streets.
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Wait, so we can become a bounty hunter and THEN become a pirate? Makes sense, i suppose. I suppose there's no harm in that.
>>In taverns.
Pirates like taverns, right? It's also an place where we can easily disguise ourselves.
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>>5406079
>>5406072
Supporting, lets check out the crafting system.
Also, we should try some swordswings in near future. Game mechanics or not, actually having a practice in swinging sword around may save our life, and as far as we know, we still got only one yet.
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>>5406093
Becoming a pirate is a path of no return, same as revolutionary.
You can start and quit BHunting pretty much at will, same with Marines(probably) if youre clean.
Both give you reputations that can be hard to change, but still CAN be.
Piracy and revolutionaries are for life tho.

Personally I wouldn't mind to try trading stuff between islands after we got ship, crew and are strong enough to not fucking die to some upstart pirate thinking hes hot shit.
Fuck pirates, fuck marines, fuck revolutions, they can all wage their little wars, I just want to trade.
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>>5406108
Issue is, if we don't become a pirate, we don't get Double XP

Personally, if it wasn't for the perk, i would have really liked becoming a bounty hunter, because literally fucking everyone has those, but there's basically fuckall bounty hunters around to the point that pirates actively want a higher bounty.

Literally the only person who tried to bounty hunt outside of those two guys in romance dawn was blackbeard...for a while. I think being a bounty hunter would be cool, and you wouldn't need to be giga-strong since you could very well do stuff like outsmarting a devil fruit user into taking a dunk or slapping seastone cuffs on them.
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>>5406079
>>5406072
+1, let's go find out how deep this Alchemy thing goes. Tinkerer-Alchemist-Swashbuckler Pirate sounds like a good way forward. Also when the Bounty comes in we should re-imburse Tashigi for the sword before we leave. Gentleman Pirate and all that, you know.
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>>5406112
We get double XP for doing actions suitable for a pirate.
Question is when does one exactly gets classified as a pirate, probably the moment one gets an official bounty or self-identifies as one.
Theoretically we could try doing minor pirate-like stuff and flying under the Marine radar, but it would be dicey and come out sooner rather than later.
Double XP is an amazing perk, but do we even have to rush?
Besides, it just takes one wrong turn to be marked as a pirate, and if/when that happens, then we can all out, because at that point its literally sink or swim with half of the world wanting your head.
Also also, Bounty hunters privilege, you dont HAVE to go after all pirates, you can go after ones that you feel like while buddying up with others.
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>>5406118
Sure, but we could certainly use the XP right now to get to a point where we aren't completely weak. Anyone with a bounty that is actually worth it will be pretty hard to take down.
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>>5406123
Time to grind, and we got time aplenty.
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>>5406065
But the flesh IS weak though. Like, to an excessive degree
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>>5406130
My guy in One Piece if you focus really hard you can make your skin deflect bullets. This might be one of the only settings in which the flesh doesn't immediately obsolete itself when anything mechanical comes into play. And just about anyone can learn how to do it, too. As long as they aren't a complete bitch, anyway.
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>>5406072
>>5406072
>Don't bother with the quest and do something else to occupy your time. (Find Tashigi and pay her back. If you don't pay back your debts, can you really call yourself a man?)
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...Also before we go swinging our sword in earnest we should probably focus on getting it into better shape. Better put those maintenance techniques into practice, buy a sword maintenance kit. Blade oil, cloth, whetstones, etc.
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You decide to go bounty hunting a little bit later, right now, you were far more intrigued with the idea of being able to craft things than the idea of fighting some pirates, besides... if you had some extra equipment, there was a higher chance that you'd be able to seize victory against whatever criminal you ended up going after anyway.

Leaving the library with your new majorly increased abilities, you started to wander around Loguetown again, looking for any sort of shop that might be able to sell you the supplies that you're looking for, Loguetown was fortunately a massive town that was really more like a city, so while it took you some time to find what you were looking for, you had soon found the sort of shop that you were looking for, one that dealt in alchemy supplies! Looking through the window you could tell that there was a whole array of different materials that could be used for your purposes.

Of course, you understood that a basic kit would require at least the typical items you'd need in order to practice alchemy, a mortal and pestle, a boiling flask, a retort... that sort of stuff, not to mention a good deal of chemical reagents to use, though upon entering the shop, you started to look through the sets of equipment and the tubes of reagents that each came with and you realized that you may have made a mistake... just the most basic kit was listed as costing a hundred thousand berries! It was something that you wouldn't have any difficulty in paying for... when you had been paid. As it was, you were still working with just under three thousand berries! You couldn't afford something like that!

You looked over to the man behind the counter, a man with white spiky hair wearing goggles and apparently preoccupied with some sort of scientific process as he was heating a flask containing a viscous red liquid. "Hmm... hmm.... so the blood of a fish-man does exhibit different qualities to that of a human when exposed to external stimuli... interesting..." Wait... that liquid was... blood? Though the fact that the man was doing such an experiment out in the open meant that it was probably donated, and he wasn't doing anything illegal. "Yes... looks like I'll need to research this some more later... it would appear as if they can hold more oxygen in their blood, allowing for them to them to somehow extract it from even water!" The man continued his experiment, oblivious to your presence as he kept experimenting with the red liquid.
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You had half a mind to just grab what you wanted before leaving the store... but you didn't really want to steal anything when you didn't have to, and you were somewhat interested in what the man was actually up to, and there was a chance that he might be willing to help you out if you were to offer some assistance...

>Approach and ask the man if you can get the equipment on credit.
>Approach and ask the man if he needs an assistant for his... experiments.
>Continue to watch the man as he goes about his experiments, you might learn something!
>Grab what you want and leave, screw it, he's not paying attention anyway, and if you just throw it all in your inventory, it's not like he can prove anything.
>Something other than that.
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>>5406212
>Approach and ask the man if he needs an assistant for his... Experiments.

Copper Threepwood, Mighty Guinea Pig.
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We're all charismatic, maybe find a way to talk him into getting us the set.
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>>5406212
>Approach and ask the man if he needs an assistant for his... experiments.
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>>5406212
>Approach and ask the man if he needs an assistant for his... experiments.
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>>5406131
Yeah but giant robots.
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>>5406252
Hey I'm not saying they aren't cool as fuck. Just don't sleep on the meat.
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>>5406212
>Continue to watch the man as he goes about his experiments, you might learn something!
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>>5406212
>Approach and ask the man if he needs an assistant for his... experiments
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Ok then... gimme dice.
1d100 best of 4
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Rolled 67 (1d100)

>>5406385
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Rolled 12 (1d100)

>>5406385
I was just about to go to sleep. What fortuitous timing.
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Rolled 3 (1d100)

>>5406385
It's time to die.
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Rolled 19 (1d100)

>>5406385
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>>5406118
We could just pull a Sogeking, wear a mask while pirating, and the collect the bounty as a Usopp. I think we can pull it off.
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>>5406410
We would have to explain why the pirates that we (mask) defeat are conveniently captured by our civilian self
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>>5406478
We probably wouldn’t, since this is One Piece, but we can always explain it away as being the intelligent opportunistic Bounty Hunter, following the pirate battles and taking the loser into custody. Honestly though? I expect us to get away with pulling a Smoker and just saying that we’re trying to bag the [mask us], but we’re always one damned step behind to really capture the bastard.
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"Hey, do you uhhh need any help with that experiment there?" it was obvious that the best way to get what you wanted here was to try to be of some sort of assistance to the man actually doing... whatever it was that he was doing. "I'm a... budding alchemist myself, and I was wondering if you needed an assistant for... whatever it is that you're doing." You honestly didn't have the faintest clue as to what the man could be attempting to do with his little experiment, but at the same time you thought that he might be more willing to hand over an alchemy set if you helped him out. Just to make sure that he wasn't some sort of wanted lunatic, you quickly used observe on the man, and were quite surprised with what you saw.

[Name: Dr. Emmart Whitt]
[HP: 240/240]
[Level: 71]
[Rank: Special Researcher (World Government)]
[Strength: 4]
[Vitality: 2]
[Agility: 6]
[Intelligence: 681]
[Willpower: 2]
[Charisma: 3]
[Luck: 12]

He's... level 71?! But at the same time, he had clearly focused all of his efforts into his intelligence, which was... pretty damn colossal, really. In fact, this guy might've had the most unbalanced stat sheet you'd ever see! Though... you supposed that for other people, the stat page may have been something that was more like an approximation of their efforts, and he probably wouldn't understand a word you said if you asked him about his high intelligence score. Of course, the revelation that he was actually working with the World Government was quite surprising as well.

"Oh? It's not often that somebody offers to help me... what's your name, boy?" The man seemed to have finally paid some attention to you, looking up from his experiment for a moment and quizzing you about your identity.

"Uh, it's Copper." You didn't see any reason to lie about yourself to the man, so you just gave him your first name without any real hesitation.

"Copper... Copper... Wait! You're not the replacement assistant I sent off for, are you? I believe that they mentioned you'd be arriving soon?" Oh... how very convenient, if that was the case, then you'd be stupid not to take advantage of the golden opportunity that you'd been given!

"I... am definitely that, sir." This time though, you lied through your teeth, whatever this guy was up to, he'd definitely be more willing to accept your help if he believed that you'd already been assigned as his assistant. The fact that he was working for the World Government themselves was quite surprising, and you were... curious as to what exactly he was working on.
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"Excellent, after the last assistant ran away, I was getting irritated with having to do all the physical labor myself, honestly... can't Cipher Pol do anything right? I ask for an assistant, and I end up getting lightweights who can't even stand the sight of a little bit of blood!" Oh... somehow, you started to feel like this guy... wasn't exactly the sort of doctor you wanted to really associate with. "Honestly, don't they understand that without the proper funding and resources, I can't properly do my job?" you decided to keep quiet as the man raved. "Who do they think they are anyway, moving me to East Blue to continue my experiments here because the Grand Line is simply too dangerous?" the man proceeded to look straight at you. "Do you have any idea how difficult it is to procure blood samples in Loguetown?!"

"I... do not, sir." You were feeling really awkward not, but you decided to see where he was going with this.

"Oh, of course you don't, nobody ever understands how difficult it is to actually produce miracles, they just expect them to be done overnight! Well, I'm sorry that my projects don't have the same wow factor that Vegapunk's ridiculous experiments do, but that's no reason to cut my funding! 'Oh, but Dr. Whitt, the Pacifista program is the future of justice.' 'why don't you work on something similar?' Gah! Imbeciles don't understand true progress, always focused on the flashy projects." The man was clearly some sort of important person, and the fact that he name dropped Vegapunk was pretty strange too, from what you understood, Vegapunk was meant to be the most well renowned scientist in the entire world!

"Then... what exactly is it that you're working on now, sir?" This guy was clearly the smartest person you've ever met so you wanted to know just what exactly somebody this intelligent was actually doing.

"Of course you don't know, do they not even tell you what you're coming to me to help with?" The man sighed as he lifted up the flask full of blood up to his face. "Serums, of course! Oh, of course Vegapunk gave up on his own research after he failed to produce a fully functioning Devil Fruit, but that's just because he was a short-sighted fool! He gave up after naught but a single failed experiment, but not me... no, the fact that he was successful in extracting Lineage Factor is impressive... but he failed to make good use of it. The mystical properties of Devil Fruits... of course they would be harder to replicate through natural means! But the natural abilities of races... the underwater-breathing and natural strength of Fish-men, the increased muscle mass of the long-limbed tribes... even the massive size of the giants and the animal-like attributes of the minks! Yes... if I can just figure out the secrets of their lineage factor... then I'll be able to make a true super-serum!"
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Oh. Well, that... was certainly something. This guy was outright trying to create super-soldiers... and here you thought that he was just some sort of... zany chemist working in his shop. "Well... is there anything that I can do to help?" you actually kind of dreaded offering your help now, and the man nodded.

"Well, for one thing, you can help me with the next subject. Follow me." The man nodded to a hatch on the floor, unlocking it with a key round his neck before opening it to reveal a short ladder that allowed access to a set of stairs. You really did not like the look of this, but you followed the man down the stairs, stopping as you reached a large set of steel doors. "You have no idea how frustrating it was that I am officially obligated to man the shop for the majority of the day while I waited for my new assistant, blasted cover story is impeding progress!" Oh, so that's why he was doing shady stuff behind the counter! He walked over to some sort of access panel on the side of the door before he pressed a few buttons in order... you paid close attention as he did, remembering the sequence as 4 5 2 7 1 3. For somebody as intelligent as he was, he was really unobservant of his surroundings and didn't even seem to consider that you weren't who he assumed to be.

As the door opened, you were... alarmed about the results, you hid your surprise well, but you really weren't expecting to be met with dozens of glass tubes that had... people, floating in them, hooked up to all sorts of wiring as they floated in the middle of the tubes, they mostly appeared to be human, but there was both a mermaid within one of the tanks, as well as a truly gargantuan tank that contained... a giant!? "Yes yes... look on my works and be awed, as usual. You Cipher Pol agents are always stunned by my little operation. Of course... it wasn't easy to get a giant in here without being seen... but fortunately, I was able to have that problem taken care of." the man smirked as he laughed a little bit, and you narrowed your eyes... this guy was a genuine mad scientist! "Now... help me with the mermaid, would you?" he walked over to the tube and pressed a button, which caused the liquid to start emptying out from the chamber. "I wish to dissect her lungs, I believe that may yield some results as to the creation of an under-water breathing serum..."

You hesitated for a moment, unsure of what to do... this all felt... wrong. You had just wanted a chemistry set, but you had managed to stumble into something terrible happening underneath a city that was supposedly meant to be safe!

>Refuse to help the man.
>Draw your sword and try to decapitate the man.
>Pretend to help the man but instead try to free everyone.
>Threaten the man into letting everyone go.
>Something else.
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If we kill him or something of the sort, we're probably going to turn into a wanted man. I think we should make use of our intelligence and charisma to trick him.
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>>5406492
>Get more information about lab records, what's the procedure and where they are stored
>Kill the man
>Free everyone
>Steal research and chem kit
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>>5406492
>Pretend to help the man but instead try to free everyone.
I guess this is how we become a pirate.
Goodbye bounty quest.
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Posting again so my last one appears.
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>>5406492
>Something else.
>Aid the man with his experiments
He works for the World Government, which means he's got the Marines on his side looking the other way. He's probably got immunity and any attempt to bring him anything but vigilante justice will lead to us getting arrested instead. If we try the vigilante path, attempting to free everyone, threaten him or attempt to kill him we're done, the Marines will be after us in an instant. This means no bounty payout for us, and we'll have to ditch town immediately somehow with zero cash and no clue where to go.
Not to mention that the other group, Cipher Pol which is pretty damn powerful, but we don't know that in character that feeds this man assistants and resources would be after us too, and who knows what they would throw after us if they're funding this.
And lastly, the man is the smartest unit we'll ever meet for a good while. If we stay for a few days, until the bounty reward comes in, we can get a leaping start in Alchemy before we set out properly. We've already got a freebie out anyway, he said all his previous assistants bailed after a few days tops so it wouldn't be at all suspicious to him if we end up disappearing without explanation.

We don't have to like it, but if we can stick it out for a few days helping him is the best option.
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>>5406492
>Doctor, perhaps it’s more prudent to bring me up to speed on your current research? After all, how can I be expected to help if I don’t know all the prerequisites variables and hypothesis?
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>>5406510
Hey, that's not incompatible with my vote.
Let's prepare an escape plan, delay the murder of subjects, prepare a boat and kill the man and ditch with a sample-made crew once we have our bounty
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>>5406492
>Pretend to help the man but instead try to free everyone.
>>5406527
He is literally asking us to kill a mermaid right now, that's pretty incompatible.
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>>5406510
>>5406527
I mean, we could delay under the cover of getting up to speed. Hell, these mad scientist types always like to rant about their current projects and how superior they are to their rivals, it shouldn’t take too much charisma to distract him and pick up useful information.
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>>5406492
>Doctor, perhaps it’s more prudent to bring me up to speed on your current research? After all, how can I be expected to help if I don’t know all the prerequisites variables and hypothesis?
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>>5406492

Ask if they're alive. He said dissect, not vivisect... Also, holy hell, this guy is the WORST at keeping secrets. We'd basically be doing the WG a favor by snuffing him. Doing your experiments in the open, on a civilian site, muttering about them aloud? Yattering on about OTHER government secret projects? And not even arranging a passcode or secret handshake to sort out blundering civvies from his actual assistants? Let's face it, we were doomed to get the government on our asses the instant he started yapping. Our only chance is to kill him BEFORE his REAL new assistant gets here. Kill him. Free the others, if they're not bobbing corpses. Then make it look like an accident. A fire would probably do it.
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>>5406492
Also, we’re officially Mr. Jones to this man, don’t give him our full name.
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>>5406549
But first- find a mask to wear. A bunch of freaks escaping is gonna cause a lot of attention, and I still want that Bounty Hunter exp and cash.
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>>5406527
Fucking with a Sanctioned World Government Scientist is asking for a 'Devil of Ohara' stamp and accompanying inflated bounty to go with it. That's a massive debuff to slap on ourselves in the first week in East Blue that we might not be able to walk away from.
If we stay, learn as much of his work as we're comfortable with and then leave it will be 'business as usual, weakwilled assistans. Send in the next one'.
If we instead do anything to fuck with Whitt and his Lab, even if we kill Whitt so he can't snitch on us, we go from 'weakwilled assistant that ran away' to 'an act of sabotage against the world government and theft of vital research', which will undoubtedly cause a massive man hunt which we don't have the resources to hide from or the strength to fight.
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>>5406564
So you want to kill the mermaid?
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>>5406565
Yes, because it is the one path that doesn't get us fucked in the ass by the World Government in the first week of our existence.
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Like some anons have said, simply killing him will probably result in getting an giant fucking bounty on our asses, and that doesn't seem very nice.

Couldn't we try to make his death an "accident" instead? We're charismatic and intelligent enough for it to work. This guy has willpower TWO. We could extremely easily trick him to walk into his own grave.
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>>5406564
>>5406570
We already impersonated a WG agent, and know about some of their secrets due to his loose tongs.
We are not getting out of here without a bounty. Because when the actual assistent arrives, he will notice. And the matines know of our name
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>>5406595
Tongue, sorry.
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>>5406595
Fair point, but at the same time, it's too risky.

You think we'd be able to kill him and fuck off before someone notices WE, and specifically WE, entered the store? We should probably grab a mask to be sure. Or whatever kind of face cover.
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>>5406602
Well, I think he already saw our face, but a mask could help.
Anyway, it's why I didn't vote to kill him, just free the people. They might even make for a good crew.
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>>5406615
How do you plan on freeing them without killing him? Not to mention that if we do free them, we'd need to kill him to avoid them knowing

If the world government so much as suspects we know about stuff like gigantism, vegapunk and lineage, we're gonna get slapped with a gigantic bounty on our head.
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>>5406627
I don't know, Shiver put it as default option so he might have an idea.
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>>5406631
That's the option to 'trick' him, but we'd need to kill him by the end of it anyway.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the vote is tied?
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>>5406673
+1 vote for any option that doesn't involve killing the mermaid
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>>5406686
That does not help untie the vote.
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>>5406693
Fuck man okay
>>Pretend to help the man but instead try to free everyone.
But also steal that stupid kit we came there for
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>>5406673
Since my vote to aid him >>5406510
doesn't count towards buying time, I'm swapping to back the buying time vote:
>Doctor, perhaps it’s more prudent to bring me up to speed on your current research? After all, how can I be expected to help if I don’t know all the prerequisites variables and hypothesis?

Fucking with the world government is retarded and we shouldn't do it.
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>>5406500
Support but also mermaids have gills they use in the water not lungs gills are just fillaments in rows seperated by waters ability to seep into crevices they just clump up outside water reducing surface area and fish do have lung but its called a swimming bladder so mermaids have swimming lungs and gills and just disecting without preperation is just metology that sets you up for failure like Sigmund Froids eel castration
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>>5406697
I like this as its correct while striving against failure is good without proper methods or goals you just set up for failure as vivisection is not the first step and seems unrelated too extracting lineage factor(dna) to create a water breathing serum even replacing the blood would leech oxygen from organs possibly
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>>5406699
>>5406704
I think this guy is a bit of Mengele, with the whole supersoldier thing and the barely scientific experiments doomed to fail from the start.
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>>5406707
Hmm Dr Mangele
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>>5406697
>Fucking with the world government is retarded and we shouldn't do it.
We're screwed anwyay if the REAL assistant gets here
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>>5406699
He's more interested in extracting both the lungs and gills from the body to study them in order to see how the two different oxygen processing systems are connected and how they interact with one another and understanding how the lungs cease their usual functions when the gills are extracting oxygen from their surroundings is crucial to figuring out the secret of breathing underwater. Gills aren't all that useful if your lungs get flooded with water and you suffocate regardless.
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>>5406492
>>Pretend to help the man but instead try to free everyone.
I suppose I can stop lurking to vote
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>>5406713
Drowning is that you are not getting enough air so i guess it would not be a issue or have spincters close the lungs major problem is salt water leeching water out of the body
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>>5406697
>Fucking with the world government is retarded and we shouldn't do it.
Fucking with ineffective and oppressive governments is an obligation.
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>>5406718
Salt water is also dangerous for the lungs themselves, it could be damage them.
Perhaps Mermaids have a valve that shuts the path to the lungs when they use their gills. They probably never gag or choke.
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>>5406726
As there skin is fine i think there natural salt content can prevent the damage
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>>5406492
>Pretend to help the man but instead try to free everyone.
Fuck the government.
Fuck the marines.
Fuck all of it!
Enies Lobby is diseased, rotten to the core. There's no saving it. We need to pull it out by the roots. Wipe the slate clean. BURN IT DOWN.
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>>5406728
But isn't the internal skin of the lung much more sensitive and flooded with blood vessels to absorb the oxygen? Maybe their lungs are more akin too a dolphin's than a human's, so they are in way less danger.
If only this man wasn't an imoral, insane doctor, he could advance medicine so much
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>>5406733
We need bigger muscles.
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>>5406704
We have literally no stakes in this. If we just don't do anything, make an excuse and walk out of here after he's done with his experiment we can disappear and never interact with him ever again without much consequence. Instead you want us to attempt to free a bunch of test subjects from a Government Black Site, irregardles to any security apparatus that might be in the room that could activate on unauthorized tampering with the tubes because you'd rather do idealistic morality-wank then approach this with a ounce of pragmatism. We're not powerful enogh to deal with even the Marines right now, much less a Cipher Pol hit-squad that will be sent after us if we do this.

>>5406711
>We're screwed anwyay if the REAL assistant gets here
So your argument is that "Well we could be fucked if this other assistant we don't even know is on the island yet shows up, so lets do the thing that fucks us completely regardless". Very compelling, consider me swayed.

But since the vote is now obviosly being samefagged my arguments are irrelevant.
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>>5406743
Not a samefag, was just lurking.
Also we know WG secrets now, that alone is enough for a bounty so we're fucked either way.
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Alright then, let's see how you do at doing this unnoticed.

I'm gonna be open about the DC.
1d100 Best of 4 DC 90.
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Rolled 88 (1d100)

>>5406752
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Rolled 65 (1d100)

>>5406752
Only 90? piece of cake.
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Rolled 28 (1d100)

>>5406743
Everyone who votes against you is a samefag, right?

>>5406745
This. This is a one way trip to Tenryuubito slavery at best.

>>5406752
Rollin'. Hope for luck.
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Rolled 55 (1d100)

We really should have just killed this guy, I'm telling you now.
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Rolled 9 (1d100)

>>5406752
Oh good, now that anon is going to bitch even more
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>>5406735
Could not the same be said of gills but big problem anyways if they get fishman blood could be organs unable to free oxygen from it if it clings tighter
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>>5406756
So close.
Well, we might have to kill him now.
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>>5406756
Is there any way we can bullshit a +2? So damn close.
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Rolled 64 (1d100)

>>5406752
Blub
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>>5406770
Maybe we coulda three headed monkey'd him for extra distraction. Though now it looks like we'll need it to LEG IT
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>>5406770
I mean, you do have something that might be able to distract him for long enough to mess with the controls...
I'll let you guess what it is.
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>>5406777
It's three headed monkey time?
If it is, I take back all the shit I said about that perk.
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>>5406766
>>5406777
His digits are growing more powerful.
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To be fair, a three headed monkey probably exists in the one piece world.
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>>5406790
If it does, I say we get one as a pet and name it George.
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>>5406790
Exists in the world of Monkey Island too.
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>>5406777
Oh shit, I completely forgot about three headed monkey! The trips demand we use it.

>>5406790
>>5406795
Seems like the kind of thing where we'd use it, trick someone and then later freak out about a three headed monkey behind them and they don't believe us, but there's a super buff giant three headed monkey behind them that punches them across the room.
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Again, we should grab a mask before we leave just to be sure, in case someone sees us. If there's still a chance we might be able to keep an civilain persona to catch some bounty money, that'd be great.
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>>5406822
I support the mask, it probably won't work for long, but it should atleast buy us enough time to get the bounty from black eye peas william
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At the very least, it seems like he doesn't have much clout with the WG, given that they cut his funding and relocated him here, so hopefully they won't look too deeply into it once we stage the scene and get out. The bigger problem is getting the specimens free and out without being noticed, but if he got them IN somehow, maybe the lab has an hidden entrance that goes out to the sea?
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>>5406909
His clout doesn't really matter, the world government would hunt us to the ends of the earth if they even thought we knew about the Lineage Factor and the Pacifista Project

According to the news, we're still at the Romance Dawn part of One Piece (Captain Morgan), so there's a really long way until the Pacifista Project is completed
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>>5406936
It matters in that they'd be more likely to think "Oh, the eccentric mad scientist who we shuffled off to Loguetown to get him out of our hair died in a lab accident" rather than "Oh, some bastard killed him and freed all of the captive specimens".
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>>5406909
The World Government gets super pissy whenever anyone fucks with their secret projects or scientists. It's like right under fucking with the tenryuubito or knowing how to read poneglyphs in shit that sets them off.
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>>5406756
I think we can pull it off as an accident.
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"Alright... if you say so." you wait for the glass tube to finish opening, and you grab the mermaid and sling her over your shoulder... there's a strong smell of chemicals coming from the body of the girl... and you swiftly realize that she is very much still alive, you can feel the soft beating of her heart as she laid motionlessly across your body. You could feel yourself getting angry at the injustice being done, your heart racing as you struggled to keep yourself composed when facing this terrible oblivious evil bumbling around in front of you.

"Excellent... take her to the operating table if you would... and fetch me the tools, they're just underneath that cabinet over there." The man pointed to a large box that contained all sorts of medical tools, and you grimaced. This was really not the way you were expecting this day to go, and you could tell that this man was... well, to put it quite simply, he was pure evil. Whatever the hell he was up to, it was pretty obvious that you couldn't allow it to continue... but at the same time, you knew that you'd almost certainly end up in a whole heap of trouble if you were to make an enemy of the World Government... as the name implied, it did after all, mean making an enemy of the entire world.

But... there wasn't much you could really think of doing just yet, sure... you could try to strike the man down immediately where he stood, but... you weren't confident enough in your own strength for that. Sure, the man might've been weak, but he was also an incredibly high level, and... you had no idea about the functionality of the facility that you were in. You silently moved to the operating table, ensuring that there were no tools left lying around, and you wandered over to the cabinet you had been instructed to retrieve the tools from... but as you approached the large array of scientific tools, you hid a smirk.

[Expert Quality Scientific Tools added to Inventory]
[Expert Quality Scientific Tools: This massive array of tools can be used for fulfilling the purpose of any scientific creation skill as well as medical treatments at an expert level or below.]

You were still in quite a dire situation, but you'd take your victories where you could. "Uh... Doctor...?" you called out in faux alarm to the man who was still standing at the operating table, looking over the unconscious mermaid.

"Yes? What is it?" The man snapped at you, impatiently expecting you to hurry up and bring him his implements of terror.

"Well... there are no tools. The tools are gone. The cabinet... it has been emptied of tools. Are you sure they were meant to be here?" You almost wanted to smile at him, but you resisted the urge, your powers were useful for things like this, but... well, you had to be careful

"What do you mean there are no tools?" he asked, bewildered as he started to walk towards you.
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"Exactly what it sounds like, the cabinet is empty. No tools here. Nobody broke in, right?" you feigned ignorance as the man looked in the cabinet, and you could hear a concerned harrumph from the man.

"Odd... I must've left them upstairs...? I can't imagine myself having made such a mistake... but perhaps I was cleaning them upstairs... be a good assistant and go and fetch them for me, would you? I need to take care of the... beginning procedure anyway, no point operating on a living body during an extraction... an internal reaction to it could... spoil the organs." suddenly, the doctor pulled a syringe out of his pocket and started to approach the mermaid again. Crap crap crap! This isn't what you wanted to happen at all!

You needed to come up with an excuse to prevent yourself from having to go upstairs, and... and fast! There had to be something you could do... there was no way that you were just going to let that mermaid get cut apart for the sake of his sick experiments! You looked around the room, and your eyes focused on the giant... and you knew exactly what you had to do.

"Well... what are you waiting for? Go and get me my tools you imbecile!" The man shouted at you, clearly unaware as to what you had planned, and you feigned a good deal of surprise as you suddenly pointed directly behind him.

"Oh my gosh! Look behind you, it's a three-headed monkey!"

It sounded ridiculous.

There was no way that it was going to work.

But...

"A what?!" The scientist turned around without fail, failing to pay any attention to you as you sprinted towards the the large tube and smashed the release button with as much force as you possibly could, not paying attention to the scientist's cries as he turned back around to notice that you had used the moment of distraction to attempt to ruin everything. "N-no! You utter fool! What are you doing?!"

The liquid started to drain from the giant's tank, and unlike the mermaid... he awakened nearly instantly, and you met his gaze with your own as you looked up at him. Whatever happened now... well, it was kind of up to fate.

"You... you... you have no idea what you've done! That... that giant is not to be released under any circumstances! He's far too dangerous! You've put everyone in Loguetown at risk by letting him go!" The man scrambled for a pistol that had been left on a nearby table, and you quickly realized that he intended to shoot you with it. Unfortunately... there wasn't really much that you could do to prevent such an outcome, so you just stared the man dead in the eyes, unflinching at the prospect of death. "You're not a member of Cipher Pol at all... are you?! You're... you're with the Revolutionary Army!" Oh... well, that's... not what you had in mind at all.
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Just as the man made his guess as to your identity, the giant behind you smashed free of the tube, sending shrapnel everywhere and causing the earth to quake beneath you as he roared angrily, smashing his foot against the floor just next to you. He... did he intend to collapse the entire facility in on everyone?! Was he mad!? You just managed to dive out of the way of some falling glass before you were nearly impaled by a piece of metal pipe. Just as you were about to dodge aside from another piece of falling rubble as the facility started to collapse, you felt something hard smack into the back of your head from behind and immediately you blacked out... was this... how you died?

You were answered sometime later by the crashing of waves nearby, and you quickly got to your feet, patting yourself over to try to figure out just what the hell had happened... you were wrapped in bandages, by the looks of things. You looked to be in some sort of... hastily constructed shack? The bed you were laying on wasn't all that much better, constructed out of what looked to be twigs and leaves... what the hell had happened here? What happened to the facility? Where were you?

[Bonus Quest Completed] [Liberator] [Quest Requirement: Uncover a dark secret lurking underneath Loguetown and put a stop to it.] [Quest Reward: Perk: Liberator, +40 to Charisma, +20 to Luck and Intelligence, +10 to Agility, Willpower, Vitality and Strength, +1000xp]
[Level Up! X 6 THIS IS SEX LEVEL UPS, THE SYSTEM BLOCKED THIS FROM REPEATING SIX TIMES BECAUSE IT THOUGHT IT WAS SPAM]
[Perk: Liberator (Your Charisma score is doubled when interacting with those who have lost their freedom before. Picking locks is 75 percent easier.)]

That... was one hell of a quest reward. But... that didn't at all solve your current dilemma. Where the hell were you and how did you get here?

>Look around the shack for clues.
>Go outside, you might have more luck there.
>Apply your points now before anything else.
>Examine the bandages you've been wrapped in.
>Something else.
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>>5407140
>Look around the shack for clues.
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Also, we haven't failed the bounty hunter quest, does that mean they don't know our identity?
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>>5407140
>Apply your points now before anything else.
We get healed when we level up.
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>>5407149
Also, I officially retract everything I said about Threpwood's perks.
Long live the monkeys!
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>>5407146
If the scientist died no one would be the wiser. Or if he had a change of heart. Or maybe he just hasn't said anything or can't remember. Lots of reasons why nothing has happened yet. He may not have even payed enough attention to us to pick us out of a crowd anyway. He was kind of an egocentric dickhead.
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>>5407155
Well *someone* brought us here, and it wasn't the wannabe ceasar clown
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>>5407165
I think it might have been one of the escaped test subjects, given our new liberator perk.
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>>5407168
Yes, which means that somehow that big guy escaped the city without causing a mess. You know, the giant?
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>>5407140
>>5407140
>Examine the bandages you've been wrapped in.
Keep from levelling up for a bit... To train against pain!
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>>5407165
Yes. And?
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>>5407140
>Apply your points now before anything else.
>Examine the bandages you've been wrapped in.
Copper ‘the Liberator’ has a nice ring to it.

I do hope that man is dead, I do want to complete that bounty hunting mission.
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>>5407173
A *giant* escaped out of a *busy laboratory in the middle of the city* without getting clobbered over the head by Captain Smoker, so it makes you wonder "how"
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>>5407169
Not nescessarily without causing a mess.
We may not be have lost the bounty hunter quest because no one noticed us in the middle of all the chaos.
Since the giant was colapsing the place benath lab, and it was beneath longtown, it probably felt like an earthquake, and all these captives rushing out about would only add to it.
But this is only expeculation, we are only going to know when we find our rescuer.
One way or the other, I want to het out of this island as quickly as possible, before cypher pol comes to investigate.
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>>5407155
Imagine if the mad scientist couldn’t remember his previous life and became a good-guy doctors instead, dedicated his life to protect and heal the sick, the injured, and the innocent? Man, that would be interesting.
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>>5407176
That's not really relevant to the "why haven't we pinged as a pirate" question though.

Who's to say the giant made it out though? Could be that the mermaid dragged us to safety. Or someone else. While everyone was busy with a roid raging giant we got whisked away. Or maybe we got knocked into an underground cave stream and spat into the ocean where a humble fisherman saved us.

Lots of options there, too.
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>>5407186
That seems a bit generic, innit
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>>5407186
But then he would regain his memories sometime later and betray us, only for him to decide that his life was better and help us at a critical moment.
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>>5407186
It would be kind of amusing. Even moreso if he stumbled upon a superhumanizing serum somehow by accident via helping people for the cosmic irony. Though he's probably dead. If not from the giant rampage then by Cipher Pol coming in to dispose of him for making a scene.
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>>5407189
I’m thinking of the clash between his new persona versus the old one, a bit like a Jekyll and Hyde situation, but without the hulking out.

>>5407190
He may, or he may become a new person entirely. He may just be dead or uninjured as well, we really don’t know.
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>>5407140
Actually, I want to change my vote >>5407175 to
>Look around the shack for clues.
>Examine the bandages you've been wrapped in.
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>>5407201
He could be our first crew member. Call him Doc Two-Faces.

He's 1000% squashed under a piece of debris. Gotta be.
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>>5407201
We already had this kind of character.

Fuck, we already had 'evil person is amnesiac' in one piece.
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>>5407214
Fun police is in town.
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>>5407140
>Look around the shack for clues.
>Examine the bandages you've been wrapped in.
Let's wait a bit on spending those points.
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>>5407140
Observe/open status to see is our rank/bounty changed
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>>5407677
Supportin'
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Also, funny thing, after we distribute our new 60 points(assuming 10/lvl), attribute-wise we are stronger than Tashigi.
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>>5407717
By my count she still has 22 points on us. Assuming 10 per level. But I am not good at math.

It's funny because her charisma is 34. Har har. Actually that's reminds me, we all need to come up with a fancy laugh. All the cool kids have a special laugh.
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>>5407725
what about "Bwah ha ha ha ha"?
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>>5407725
Hm, adding bonuses from >>5407140 to >>5406012, we should have 278 in stats vs 331 of Tashigi, with additional 60 thats 338vs331, barely better.
Im not good at math myself tho.
Counting all those stats however I came to a conclusion.
We are better than an average person in that world, and that because of our 5 in all stats at lvl1
Normal person seems to follow the rule of lv=(s+v+a+i+w+c+l)\10, or rather their level seem to be determined directly by their attributes, not their xp, they dont get xp, they probably not lvl-up also, all those attributes are pure blood&sweat gains, 10points/lvl is just a way to measure for them, but as we lvl-up from xp, we flip the formula to gain those 10 points per lvl
Our 5 across the board would put us normally at halfway to lvl4 from the start, and going by the 'people of this world metric of gains', we should be a bit above lvl 7, not counting the stuff we got from secret lab
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>>5407753
I add all of Tashigi's up for 340. And redoing ours with the 120 total from the liberator perk plus assuming 60 from level ups gives me 338.

If we compare levels as relative then yeah we're gonna absolutely stat check the fuck out of her while she can keep bullying us with all that meaty HP.

However if we run on the assumption that their stats determine their level and ours vice versa that means our leveling up will slow to a crawl while they can continue to make great gains. At the upper limit, of course.

It seems like perks will be the real determinant factor for who is a big dog or not.
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>>5407763
>I add all of Tashigi's up for 340
Im an idiot that punches 34 instead of 43 into calculator.
I knew there was a reason I failed math class at uni.
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>>5407767
I still don't know where my extra 20 is coming from so don't feel bad.
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Lets see how good your searching ability is.
Need the usual dice, 1d100 bo4
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Rolled 53 (1d100)

>>5407794
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Rolled 100 (1d100)

>>5407794
Check out this 100.
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>>5407796
Holyshit
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>>5407794
Rollin' in the deep as QM asked for four.
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Rolled 22 (1d100)

>>5407801
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>>5407796
Impressive!
Very nice.
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Rolled 45 (1d100)

Lets round this bo4 out, hopefully its not gonna be a 1
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The best course of option would clearly be to search the shack for clues, you might be able to figure out just what happened earlier without needing to ask anybody specifically if you do... though there really wasn't much to the shack at all. A brief glance around let you know that aside from the bed and a ramshackle table, the room was pretty much completely empty. Of course, you weren't going to allow that to deter you as you looked underneath the bed to find your sword laying there. Looks like whoever had bandaged you hadn't seen it necessary to ensure that you couldn't defend yourself. So you probably hadn't been arrested... well you hoped not at least, because if this was the quality of the jail system, then it was no wonder that piracy was so rampant in the world.

Of course, you looked at your bandages for a moment, examining them... you looked almost like a mummy, really, with your entire body wrapped in the white strips of fabric, but you didn't really feel like the bandages were needed all that much. You did feel briefly concerned by the fact that the bandages went underneath your clothing, but... you tried to ignore it. "Where... exactly am I...?" you asked aloud, hoping for somebody to appear and give you an explanation as to what happened after the facility collapsed. Had the doctor perished? You did at least feel relieved at the fact that you didn't seem to have picked up a bounty either way, you hadn't gotten any sort of alert, which had to mean... you managed to escape the authorities without being seen? Or rather, somebody helped you to escape the authorities, because you weren't exactly able to function while unconscious.

Done with checking out your bandages, you... noticed that perhaps the shack wasn't quite as bare as you had first assumed, despite the shack itself being constructed out of what appeared to be foraged materials, the floor was oddly constructed out of... manufactured planks. Completely out of place for what you had assumed to be a shack, you were curious as to just what this meant, so... you took a peek out of the shack's door. There didn't appear to be anybody in the immediate vicinity, but... you seemed to be up high, and you finally figured out that the floor was actually the side of a huge upturned chunk of a massive galleon that had washed up on the beach. There were a whole bunch of such chunks scattering the beach, and a good deal of them seemed to have been turned into houses. You could only assume that the vessel was destroyed in the storm... but it didn't make a whole lot of sense, it must've been colossal! It was easily a dozen times the size of a typical ship, or at least... it had been. Whatever had happened to the ship at sea had completely smashed it into multiple different chunks.
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You quickly came to the conclusion that you'd find more people in the other parts of the ship, but... before that, you noticed a stray plank on the floor that seemed to be out of place. From what you could tell, the interior of the part of the ship your little shack had been built atop of was inaccessible so you quickly grabbed the plank and pulled it aside, creating a small opening and greeting you with a sight that you really weren't expecting at all. Gold! Though... it wasn't gold coins, but rather a golden lock box that sat proudly just a meters underneath you, just out of reach. "Hmmph... now how am I going to grab that...?" you asked yourself as you looked around the room, you first tried to grab it bare handed it regardless, but it was no good. Sure, you could've torn a bigger hole in the floor, but you didn't want to ruin your room that much. "Oh... right!" you drew your sword from your belt and used it to fish the golden lock box from the hole, hooking the golden box by one of the handles and pulling it free of the hole.

"Yes!" you smiled as you placed the box in front of you, preparing to open it. "Now, let's see what's inside..." you tried to open the box, but quickly realized that it was locked... obviously. "Drat... looks like that's not going to work... but what could be inside?" you were interested in the box, it was clearly expensive... and there was clearly something inside of it, too!

>Try to force the box open with your strength.
>Try to pick the lock with something.
>Put the box in your inventory for now, deal with it later.
>Something else.
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>>5407810
>Put the box in your inventory for now, deal with it later.
More pressing concerns at the moment
>Check your status
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>>5407818
>>Put the box in your inventory for now, deal with it later.
What the other guy said;
>Check your status
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>>5407818
+1

We can pick it easily later, anyway. We also have a bunch of levels to up.
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Ok there's something Threepwood have to try. Get a friend to put a rope or shackle on us. Then put shackle in inventory. Houdini.
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>>5407818
Support.

>>5407823
Probably also works with seastone cuffs and the like.
Might even work for other peoples cuffs too.
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>>5407823
From best to worst how it could go wrong:
>it works
>it stores just rope
>nothing happens
>it rips our limb off and stores with rope in inventory
>it works, but we're forever stuck in inventory
>it releases lord singuloth
>entire game/world fatally crashes
not the best odds
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>>5407823
Wait, you meant 'Houdini' as in get out of cuffs, I thought you was trying to straight up vanish into thin air.
Point still stands for
>it rips our limb off and stores with rope in inventory
tho.
Also, experimentation with putting small creatures or cup of hot water into inventory to check for limitations/entropy.
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>>5407810
>>5407818
Support
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So what do you think is in the box?
Kinda hoping it's a devil fruit.
We're making the escapees our crew right?
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>>5407832
Or it just says "You can't do that" because it works like a game
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>>5407841
I don't know how the escapees right, but i think at least 1 or 2 might end up becoming our nakama
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>>5407810
Stealing from the one saving us
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>>5407870
Is it? It was under a plank, so maybe it was from the ship? We're obviously not going to take it if it belongs to them.
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>>5407872
I was under the same impression, supporting NOT stealing from our savior.
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>>5407870
>>5407882
I didn't mention in the update, but the golden lockbox had a heavy layer of dust upon it that could only have built up from months if not years of no movement.
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>>5407883
So finders-keepers, nothing to be shy about taking.
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Whatever treasure there might've been in the box, you decided that you could deal with it a little bit later. You weren't exactly in any rush to open it right now... you also hoped that you weren't stealing it from anyone either, though the fact that it had a thick layer of dust upon it meant that if it did still have an owner, they didn't really care to check for it all too often. Or hell, they might've even died! It was a morbid thought, but not one that could really be ignored either... well, whatever, you could figure out just what the hell the box was later on. Right now... you needed to check your own status.

[Name: Copper Threepwood]
[HP: 129/490]
[Level: 11]
[EXP 0/250]
[Cash: 3000 Berries]
[Bounty: 0 Berries]
[Rank: None (Civilian)]
[Unique Gift: Life as a Game]

[Strength: 32]
[Vitality: 39]
[Agility: 30]
[Intelligence: 57]
[Willpower: 30]
[Charisma: 60]
[Luck: 30]
Free Points: 60

[Perks]: I Wanna be a Pirate (+100% Pirate XP Boost), Conductor (Electricity Magnet + 90% Electricity Resistance), A Three Headed Monkey! (One use only distraction skill), Island Knowledge (Comprehend name of any island you visit automatically), Prodigal Intellect (25% Increased Mental Skill and Intellect Growth) Untapped Potential (Physical Attributes will grow 25 percent faster than normal.) Liberator (Charisma is doubled when interacting with those who have lost their freedom before. Picking locks is 75 percent easier.)

[Skills: (World History: 10/9999)(Shipwright 10/100)(Sailing 13/100)(Rope use 15/100)(Navigation 14/100) (Medicine 43/500)
(Alchemy 45/500) (Weapon Upkeep 35/100) (Devil Fruit Identification 20/50) (Swordfighting (One Handed Blades) 50/500) (Swordfighting (Cutlass) 30/200)

[Activated Abilities: None]
[Weapon: Stolen Glory]
[Inventory: White Cloth Tunic, Beige Cloth Pants, Library Card, Skillbook (Sense Motive), Skillbook (Quick Draw), Golden Lockbox.]
[Recipes: Smoke Bomb, Acid Vial, Healing Salve, Low-Yield Grenade, Gunpowder


Huh...? Two skillbooks? Oh, right... the physical stats quest, you must've been too distracted to notice getting it for some reason. You probably ought to read the two of those at some point, but that could also come later. You noticed that you were still pretty low on health, even after having had it increased with all the stat growth you've gone through... you really must've taken a nasty hit. As for the rest of your stats, you were looking pretty incredible right about now... and the lack of a bounty meant that they really hadn't managed to catch a good look at you! Though... it was also possible that they had, and that your bounty simply hadn't been properly issued yet, best not to take anything for granted.

You looked at your great deal of free points with a smile... now that, that was what you liked to see.

>Distribute your points (How?)
>Hold off for now and go looking for your savior.
>Something else.
>>
We should distribute our points and get actually strong. We're way too weak right now.
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>>5407891
>>Distribute your points (How?)
30 Intellect, 30 Charisma
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>>5407891
>Hold off for now and go looking for your savior.
Might be smart to save some points in case we get into a situation where raising a single stat could prove useful
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>>5407899
Again, where are we even *going* with this skilltype? We're not buggy, we can't just try to 'charisma' our way into becoming relevant, and if we did, we'd get destroyed by the first person that doesn't want to argue

We can't just keep dropping points randomly, do you *want* a garbage build?
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>>5407891
So, we are currently in one of many shacks build on top parts of a giant ship wreckage, somewhere on a beech.
>Try using Island Knowledge perk, somehow. Are we still on Loguetown island?
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>>5407891
>Hold off for now and go looking for your savior.
>Try using Island Knowledge perk, somehow. Are we still on Loguetown island?
Both of these. We should keep some points in reserve to be used if we find a need for them. It doesn't take more than an instant to spent them.
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>>5407909
>It doesn't take more than an instant to spent them.
I would need Timber to confirm that
>We should keep some points in reserve to be used if we find a need for them.
It seems like the action of assigning attribute points, or assigning last point so there is none left, refreshes our stamina/tiredness and also maybe sets our HP to full?
It would be frugal to always have a single unspent attribute point to assign in case of an emergency for a hull health, or at least full stamina.
Hell, we could test that very hypothesis right now, actually.
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>>5407926
I would support a test like that. Knowing might save our life down the line.
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>>5407891
>>Distribute your points (How?)
10 vit
10 str
10 agi
30 will
We already got a lot of point in int and cha, but I would like to make our will more or less the same
I would put it all on the physical stats, but I still think that training them non stop is better than using level up points
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>>5405110
The post about the healing is here, and it says
>it looks like you had to finish leveling up before you were actually refreshed like this.
The only two ways I can see why Shiver mentioned that would be that either we only get healed once we use all of our points, or it takes some time to assign the 10 points of each level, since he did write that it was "After some thought".
Or even worse, it means both, so we have to use it all and it takes time, so no mid fight leveling to heal or banking a level to do it multiple times
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>>5407942
I like this spread
>>5407944
Thats why we may have to test whether the 'second wind' idea would work.
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>>5407891
+8 strength, +11 vitality, +3 intellect, +30 willpower, +8 luck
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>>5407965
Change the luck to agility and I can support your OCD number fixing spread.
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>>5407969
How about a split down the middle, +4 luck and +4 agility?
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>>5407972
Make it +3 Luck for lucky dubs and +5 Agi for nice 35 and you got my vote
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>>5407891
>40 Charisma, 20 Luck
I wanna see if nat 100 Charisma does some, and we’re gonna use this to get information on what happened anyways.
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>>5407976
You got a deal.
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I have no idea how to tell what won here.
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>>5407976
Seems fine to me.
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>>5408004
I believe
>+8 strength, +11 vitality, +3 intellect, +30 willpower, +3 luck +5 Agi
is currently winning
I could be wrong tho
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>>5408010
I believe that too, and if not I'll switch to support it just to make sure.
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>>5408010
Yes, this is the spread.
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Why 30 willpower? That's a complete and utter waste.
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>>5408020
It would put us at 60Will to match 60Char.
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>>5408020
Will only increases through being in pain, so it's easier to up it through level ups than actual training.
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>>5408035
I'm certain that'll be useful *later*, but right now we need to become stronger
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>>5408043
Than actually suggest a stat spread rather than just complain about everyone's else anon.

I'm sticking to this one though, we can increase our physical stats by training, and if I learned something playing some more bullshit jrpgs is that you should always invest in debuff resistance.
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>>5408044
I'm thinking something like dumping 30 to agility, 20 on intelligence and 10 charisma would be pretty good to let us become an actually competent fighter without going full in on it, since physical stats are easier to acquire
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>>5408045
Int and Char are our highest atts already.
30 Agi would be fine, but I would rather have it spread around all phys atts for a more allrounder build.
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I don't get you guys underestimating will. Isn't willpower probably directly tied to haki? That's not something we can ignore... Although we don't really know it in character, mind.
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>>5408045
I still think invest those 30 non physical points you suggested on will to make us well rounded on mental stats is better, but since you contributed I'm not going to be confrontational.
If it helps, I plan on suggesting going on a other training binge as soon as we get the bounty from willian and get away from longuetown. If we are even it's here.
I'm on my phone so my ID is different.
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>>5408073
Even still there.
Fucking autocorrect.
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>>5408072
This. Willpower is directly related to Haki according to lore and I'd rather up Will now while we're getting levels like candy instead of waiting and trying to do it later.
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>>5408080
I’d rather we focus on shit that’ll helps us out now instead of trying to build up something later that may never even happen.
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>>5408084
>May never even happen
>Everyone important has access to Conquerer's Haki
>Everyone else still has the other two types.
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>>5408089
Who needs conquerors's haki when you can have the legendary insult haki?
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>>5408100
Make a personal fork of Conqueror's Haki. I'm down.
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>>5408100
Supportin' bullyin'
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>>5408100
>Conquerors' haki? Nah dude I'm running that Asshole's haki.
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>>5408089
I honestly would prefer the Conquerer's Haki, I just think it’s important to focus on our immediate survival.
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Before doing anything else, you decided it would be best to fully assign all your points and though the process wasn't instant, it was at least quick. It would've obviously taken less time if you had less points to apply to your attributes, but... it seemed to take about a second per ten points you were applying. Fast... but if you allowed them to build up too much, it would take a good amount of time to properly assign each of your points.

[Name: Copper Threepwood]
[HP: 600/600]
[Level: 11]
[EXP 0/250]
[Cash: 3000 Berries]
[Bounty: 0 Berries]
[Rank: None (Civilian)]
[Unique Gift: Life as a Game]

[Strength: 40]
[Vitality: 50]
[Agility: 35]
[Intelligence: 60]
[Willpower: 60]
[Charisma: 60]
[Luck: 33]
Free Points: 0


The moment you spent the last of your points, you felt your body completely heal up, your aches and pains vanishing the instant that you finished up applying all your points... interesting... so perhaps it wasn't a bright idea to keep your free points in reserve? Or at least not too many of them, though it could be good to gain an advantage over an enemy if you were to keep at least a few of them in reserve, suddenly getting faster or stronger may give you an incredible advantage in a fight. Something to keep in mind for the future.

Right now though, now that you'd taken care of everything else, you wanted to actually go and find whoever had gotten you out of that collapsing facility earlier, you needed to thank them. Finally, you left the shack for good, now taking the opportunity to examine your surroundings properly, while you were correct in your initial assumption that the beachfront was made up of mostly wrecked ships, there was a little more to it than that. You tried to recall just what island this might be, and... it being an island in the East Blue, you could quite easily figure it out. It was a somewhat small island known as the 'East Blue Graveyard', an apparently uninhabited island known for being where the ocean's tides tended to leave the wrecks of ships that didn't sink into the ocean outright. Dozens if not hundreds of ships had met their final resting place upon the shores of this island, but the island itself was supposedly uninhabitable, vicious beasts roamed the jungle and the island was rumored to be surrounded by Sea Kings... giant sea monsters that made short work of any ships that might attempt to approach the island.

Which made it all the stranger that you had ended up on this island of all islands, it was very much a dead zone, especially in the calm seas of East Blue, and you obviously hadn't come here on a ship, but... how? It was a complete mystery, but even more of a mystery was the fact that there was clearly a town that had been constructed within the wrecks, even from here you could see people bustling around in what looked to be some sort of rudimentary town center and you wondered what exactly they were all doing over there.
>>
"Gee... where is this place? This doesn't look like a graveyard at all!" you quipped as you looked down at the town... but that wasn't all that was of note that you could see now that you spent more time looking, there seemed to be a house that was attached to the coast by a long chain... though it obviously wasn't meant to be a boat with such a rectangular shape. Then, a fair way away, through the jungle, you could hear something... a loud banging sound, almost as if somebody was slamming a hammer against a massive metal rock, like a bell that rung out all through the island.

Now... now you were confused. You had already figured out that you weren't in Loguetown anymore, but this island was such a divergence from the busy and well developed town that you didn't know what to think of it, you also realized that the fact that the island was in such a terrible location for ships to visit that you might end up being stuck on it!

Nobody had come to greet you yet, which you thought was actually kind of rude, they'd made the effort to wrap you in all those bandages, but they hadn't bothered to actually wait around for you to wake up? Seems like whoever helped you out has some messed up priorities... you couldn't have been asleep for that long, right?

You didn't know what to think as you casually jumped off the side of the boat, rather than taking the stairs, and you surprised yourself not only with how carelessly you had just jumped off of the wreck, but how high you had actually managed to jump too! You had casually jumped a solid five meters into the air and you hadn't even meant to! "Huh... guess maybe all that leveling up is having more of an effect on me than I'm giving it credit for. Better keep that under control in the future." with the extent of your physical improvements now made clear, you looked around again, before finally deciding that you'd...

>Check out the town center, you might find your answers there.
>Go see what that floating house is all about.
>Let your curiosity get the better of you, locate the source of that noise.
>Something else.
>>
I dunno, i just want to find out who brought us here to get some answers.
>>
How come we're close to entering the 500s in replies yet haven't got a single berrie in our bounty?
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>>5408233
>Go see what that floating house is all about.
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>>5408233
>Go see what that floating house is all about.
It seems the most unusual.
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>>5408233
>Check out the town center, you might find your answers there.
Talk to people.
>>5408242
My bets are on mermaid
>>5408249
Its a breath of fresh air, just being an own guy in OP quest, hope it will stay like that forever
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>>5408249
Because we've done fuck all, that's how. Luffy only got his first bounty after defeating Buggy, Don Krieg and Warlong.
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>>5408275
Neat! But if I am so inclined to ask, what's our goal? Because if it isn't pirate, marine, or revolutionary, to me all that's left is scientist.
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>>5408288
People were interested in running bounty hunter, Im fine with that
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>>5408295
Cool. Same here.
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>>5408288
Bounty Hunter is more interesting, though obviously pirate is the more 'powerful' approach, but in all honesty, whatever.
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>>5408296
I think it could be fun to try trading, shipping goods from one island to another.
I think it would be nice, getting people stuff they need but have no way of getting themselves in exchange for valuable stuff they don't need but have plenty of.
Pretty good sidebiz for BH, pirates will be coming to us for our gold on their own.
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>>5408288
I’m honestly interested in one upping Gol, but we can easily do that with a mask if anons want to Bounty Hunt on the side.
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>>5408319
Sounds boring, desu
>And then the isekai cheat protagonist was the best at being the pirate and found the one piece and brought down the world government
Bounty Hunting is cooler because everyone who's someone outside the marines has a bounty, and yet literally no one seems to collect them.
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>>5408321
And Bounty Hunting is even more boring
>And then the isekai cheat protagonist was the best at being the bounty hunter and defeated the pirates and saved the world government
Like fuck, I’d rather we be a Charisma-focused protagonist than the regular hack-n-slash generic trash /qst/ always ends up producing.
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>>5408299
My bother in Christ, Zoro is a bounty hunter
>>5408319
We can't JUST have a mask though. We gotta have something...ELSE. Sogeking didn't just have that mask, he also had that amazing scarf. So we also need to have something that makes us stand out.
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>>5408321
>>5408325
Personally, I'd like to ally with the Revolutionaries and put our Liberator title to good use.
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>>5408333
>Zoro is a bounty hunter
Bro, are you literally on romance down? Zoro has quite literally *never* hunted a *single* bounty ever since then.
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>>5408336
We know way too little of the revolutionaries to do that.
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>>5408333
>Sogeking didn't just have that mask, he also had that amazing scarf
We could wear very fine leather jackets.
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>>5408233
>Go see what that floating house is all about.
>>5408249
We can have our bounty when we aren't on captain smoker's doorstep.
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>>5408233
>Check out the town center, you might find your answers there.
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>>5408348
Black or brown leather jackets? Very important question.
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>>5408333
>>5408336
>>5408348
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>>5408379
What about a black leather jacket, a red scarf and a bug themed helmet?
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>>5408379
>>5408383
Just go full Bandit Ken, really live up the the Liberator ideal.
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>>5408383
Why do I suddenly feel like riding a motorcycle and fighting evildoers?
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>>5408381
We should claim the One Piece in the name of America.
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>>5408390
Hell yea brother!
>>
Our goal for right now should be to survive and get stronger. We can work out a dream when we know more about the world... Government worker doesn't seem to be in the cards. I'm leaning towards temporary bounty hunting and eventually going into piracy/revolutionary activity.

>>5408383
I'm selling these fine leather jackets...
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The floating house was... definitely the most intriguing thing you had found out about so far, far more so than either a town center or a loud noise somewhat further away. It wasn't all that long of a walk to the floating house either way, and you'd hopefully be able to finally find your answers there!

Confidently, you strode across the sandy beach, ducking around a whole bunch of wrecks as you crossed the area... this place really was a ship's graveyard, and even though a town had formed, the sheer number of uninhabited vessels dotting the shoreline was pretty immense, and you noted that the amount of treasure that must've been in the unexplored wrecks was probably far greater in sum than any paltry bounty you might've been able to redeem with the government... though you did still want the rewards for the bounty hunter quest, it wasn't something that you considered all that important anymore. The good news was that it didn't appear as if you had a bounty yourself yet... and regardless of whatever the hell was going on in that facility, it was pretty undoubtable that at least some of the people who were assigned bounties truly deserved them for their criminal activities. Hell, the jackass you stopped just yesterday was obviously a criminal!

You weighed the options behind continuing to try to redeem at least a few bounties... all you really needed to do was get one large enough and that would immediately fulfill the requirements of the quest! Then you'd never have to bother dealing with them again if you didn't feel like it. You were in truth still a little bit shaken by the sheer callous evil on display by the doctor, and you were supposed to believe that the World Government employed more people like him to perform such terrible experiments for them? How could that be justice? The only justice that the World Government represents is the justice of a boot stomping the skulls of those who resist them underfoot, a government that would stoop to the level you saw underneath Loguetown can only be one that deals in false justice, there's no interest in doing the right thing in that organization, even if the lower ranked marines might believe themselves to be a lesser evil. Evil... was at the end of the day, still evil.
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You gave the matter some thought, about your place in the world, about how you could at any moment be branded an enemy to the World Government yourself for what you had accomplished. You had no idea if a bounty was inbound for you at any moment, because if it was... then claiming any bounties would be something that you wouldn't exactly be able to get away with any longer. Unless you were to somehow manage to wear a mask and claim a bounty, but you felt like the marines might have some sort of clause that prevents the bounty hunter from having a hidden face. It was almost funny how little time it had taken before you were considering truly making an enemy of the largest organization on the entire planet and the countermeasures you might've been able to take around gaining such a bounty. Perhaps if you were to wear something like a gas-mask hooked up to a support system you'd be able to bypass any rule they may have about facial coverings?

Your thoughts relating to wearing masks were quickly suspended as you approached the door to the floating house, you had to jump to get onto the pseudo-vessel without getting your only set of clothes wet, but you landed gracefully enough. This house at least had a door, which was more than you could say about your own shack. You took a deep breath, laying a hand on the handle of your sword just in case, and pushed open the door to the house, prepared for anything.

Anything except a girl with long black hair staring directly at you from the middle of the room... though to call it a room was a little bit strange itself, considering that there was a massive circular hole in the floor that allowed access to the ocean underneath, as for the girl herself, she was actually up to her neck in the water, and looked completely shocked to see that you'd entered her room without asking. But... just as you were about to excuse yourself from the room before things could get any worse, the girl's face brightened up, and you recognized her... this was the mermaid from the facility!

"You finally woke up!" the girl shouted happily at you as she raised herself out of the pool and tried to launch herself at you... with considerable speed as well! You only had less than a second to make up your mind about what you were going to do!

>Catch her.
>Dodge.
>Don't move.
>Respond with your own DIVING TACKLE.
>Something else.
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>Catch her.
>>"Woah!"
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>>5408493
>>Respond with your own DIVING TACKLE.
CROSS COUNTER! Take her back into the water. Then we can sit on the edge of the portal. What I really want to do is snag her mid-air and transition it into a suplex to drop her back into the water.

For no other reason than it will look cool. I am not worried about hurting her.
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>>5408493
>>Respond with your own DIVING TACKLE.
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>>5408493
>>Respond with your own DIVING TACKLE.
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>>5408493
>Respond with your own DIVING TACKLE.
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>>5408493
>Catch her.
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>>5408493
>Catch her.
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>>5408493
>Catch her.
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>>5408493
>Catch her
>>
>the moment a woman becomes involved a bunch of lurkers and randos show up to vote
Like clockwork kek
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>>5408572
Waifus are water to quests mill, especially cute fish ones.
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>>5408578
There are a lot of cute mermaids out there in OP, this one may be entirely average. It's just too soon to say.
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>>5408493
>Catch her
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>>5408493
>Catch her.
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>>5408496
Supporting Cross Counter.
Am >>5407899
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Roll for mermaid catching ability, 1d100 bo4
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Rolled 92 (1d100)

>>5408699
Lame. But so be it. Be one with the mitt.
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Rolled 64 (1d100)

>>5408699
Check out this 1.
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>>5408700
It's mostly to see if you roll a one or not, anything other than a 1 should auto-succeed.
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Rolled 155 (1d190)

>>5408699
Let’s see how good of a hug we can give.
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Rolled 56 (1d100)

>>5408699
>>5408719
Lol, real roll this time
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Still waiting on the last dice.
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>>5408579
The great majority of mermaids in one piece are beautiful, an 'average' mermaid would probably be in the 1% of most attractive humans
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Rolled 34 (1d100)

>>5408725
>>
Rolled 71 (1d100)

Okay, let's just do this so we can hug the cute mermaid
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"Woah!" you were alarmed as you held your hands out to catch the mermaid, but you weren't so alarmed that you weren't able to catch the beautiful girl as she collided into you, and you braced yourself with your back foot to prevent yourself from being barreled over by the woman... her lower half being that of a fish with sparkling red scales meant that she had a surprising amount of force to her as she slammed into you, the speed at which she had launched herself wasn't exactly slow either!

Still, you successfully managed to catch the girl without even stumbling, holding her in your arms as she looked up at you, and you waited for her to say something... you understood that you might've been the one behind her escaping by freeing the giant, but... that didn't mean she ought to be this thankful, should it? "We've all been waiting for you to wake up, you know."

"Huh? I can't have been asleep for that long, could I?" You might've been knocked unconscious, but the way she was talking about things made it sound far more dire than it actually was... you'd been unconscious for like a day tops, right? The mermaid responded by shaking her head.

"You were asleep for just over two weeks, you took a nasty hit to the back of the head, and... well, some people thought that you weren't going to wake up at all. We did what we could for you, but... our doctor recommended that we move you away from the town center to a more secluded spot. He believed that the noise might've been interfering with you, so we built a house for you to let you recover." Two weeks...?! And... wait, if you were asleep for that long, why didn't you have anybody watching over you?

"But... nobody was watching me?" If you'd been in something like a coma for days, then surely somebody must've been taking care of you over that time, right?

"Well people were taking care of you of course, but Doctor Gesun has to spend most of his time foraging for medical supplies... so he can't watch over you at all times and nobody else has the medical knowledge to know how to help you... but there should've been at least one person making sure that nothing untoward was happening to you... and I did visit as often as I was able, just... it's not exactly easy for me to maneuver myself on land." The mermaid wiggled her tail around, and you got the point. You couldn't exactly blame somebody who wasn't entirely adapted to moving on land for not being able to watch over you. "As for why nobody was there when you woke up...? I guess that somebody must've just gotten the timing for their change-over wrong. Either way, everyone is gonna be so happy that you woke up after all this time!"
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"Then... wait, everyone?" You wanted to get a good idea of just how many people were actually on the island, just how many people had you 'liberated' purely in a spur of the moment decision?

"You mean... you don't know?" The mermaid laughed a little before she continued. "After you freed Hephay from his containment tube, he brought the entire facility down on top of all of us, but not before breaking everyone else out of their own prisons and carrying us all on his back as he swam all the way to this island!" Wait Hephay was the giant's name and... he swam? That was completely ridiculous! Loguetown was a days worth of sailing out from this island! Not to mention that it's surrounded by Sea Kings! Are Giants really that strong? "There's probably at least a hundred of us in total, Hephay had to use a giant sheet that was covering some of the machines in the place to carry everyone!" The mermaid happily revealed, and you... you really wanted to know what the hell went own in Loguetown after you were knocked unconscious.

"Among our little settlement, you're kind of already celebrated as the man who freed us all, and an enemy of the World Government, we... we figured out your name from the card you were carrying, Copper Threepwood, right?" Wait... the card you were carrying...? Oh, damn, of course! Your library card had your name and face attached to it, and you didn't put it in your inventory either! "That's why we decided we'd name the town after you, so welcome to the town of Copper's Bluff!" Oh... wait, seriously? They named the town after you? How much did you mean to these people, you barely even did anything!

"This... this is a lot to take in..." you realized that you were still holding the mermaid against your chest and you put her down in the water again. "I uh... I don't think I actually got your name either, you're... the mermaid that that bastard scientist wanted to cut apart, right?" You decided to clarify things, she did look nearly identical to that other mermaid, but... you wanted to make sure that you weren't making any sort of mistakes, the lighting wasn't the best in the facility... which was ironic considering that it was supposed to act as an operating theater.
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"Right... I'm Urchii, I... I woke up shortly after everything started to collapse, and I... I saw Hephay punch the man so hard that all that was left of him was his lab coat!" The mermaid didn't sound upset at all about describing the scientist's death. "He deserved it... he's been presiding over some of the World Government's most covert scientific experiments for years... or at least that's what the others said about him. Whatever he did, I can feel that world is a better place now that somebody like that is no longer in it." A harsh but completely fair assessment of the man, you felt much the same way, and some part of you had wanted to strike the man down where he stood upon the first revelation of his true nature... you could only imagine how much those he planned to murder and experiment upon despised him.

"I'm just sorry that all this happened to you, I had no idea what the World Government was really getting up to... but when I found out, I couldn't exactly stand by and do nothing... I had to do something, right?" It wouldn't have been right to have just tried to back out of a situation like that without doing anything, whether it was the business of the World Government or not, you weren't some sort of heartless monster who could overlook evil like that.

"Funny... that makes you better than a vast majority of the people in this world." The mermaid laid in the water as she spoke to you, she was clearly much more comfortable in the water. "A lot of people thought that you were a member of the Revolutionary Army after you saved them, but... I guess that after hearing all that, you couldn't be." Urchii continued to float around on her back as she addressed you. "Oh! Right, a hooded man came to the island asking about you and Hephay, nobody knows how he arrived, but he disappeared after having a brief chat with Hephay... I think that there was talk about him leaving a message for you too." A... hooded man...? This is getting stranger and stranger, just as you heard about the message left for you... a startling message appeared in your vision.

[Quest Received: Join the Revolutionary Army!] [Quest Requirements: Join the Revolutionary Army and fight against the World Government for the sake of true justice.] [Quest Warning: You will no longer be able to become a Marine after completing this quest, however, becoming a pirate is still permitted][Quest Rewards: 3000xp, +50 Attribute Points, ???]

Three thousand experience points?! Wait... did that letter have something to do with the revolutionary army?! You needed to go and find out. "Wait... where will I find this message?" you felt pretty damn incensed to find the message that had been left for you, if this man was a representative of the Revolutionaries, then it meant that they at least had managed to figure out that you were involved... which must've meant that the Government couldn't have been too far behind, right?
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"Uh... I think Hephay is taking care of it? He's at the forge he built for himself in the island center." Urchii answered your question quickly, and you found yourself wanting to go and find the giant immediately. You looked at Urchii for a moment and then at the open door... "You're not... just gonna go already, right?"

>Use Observe on Urchii
>Do not use Observe.

AND

>"Hey, do you wanna come with me to find Hephay?"
>"I won't be long, I just want to find this letter."
>Take the girl by surprise, dive into the water, pick her up again and take her with you.
>Something else.
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>>5408812
>Use Observe on Urchii
>"Hey, do you wanna come with me to find Hephay?"
>If she agrees, pick her up and take her with you
Urchii is cute....CUTE!
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>>5408812
>Use Observe on Urchii
And what he >>5408813 said.
Anybody else Hyped for Monkey Island? Was a bit disapointed 9 hours ago the game wasn't released when I woke up
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>>5408812
>Use Observe on Urchii
"Hey, do you wanna come with me to find Hephay?"
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>>5408817
That new one? With the art that looks like it came out of that fucking MBTI personality test?
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>>5408820
I'll try to get through the art; would had personally preferred pixel art or 2D-animated movie perfection like Curse of Monkey Island. I'm just happy there's a new game and I can experience the hype live.
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Hm...

You think we could possibly get some more bounties before joing the army? I feel like it'd be a waste not to try. I mean, they haven't put a bounty on us, right? So they don't know we did it, and the only person who knows (scientist) is now a smear on the ground.

We should try bagging some east bluers before we go do whatever it is we might do, like joining the revolutionaries.
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>>5408812
>>5408813
Support, including the comment. She is cute.

>>5408817
The hype died for me when the trailer came out and we saw Guybrush's penisnose.
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So all in favour of joining the Revolution? I think they might be interesting.
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>>5408836
Better than being a pirate, but i'd still like to get some bounty money before we do it.

On another thing, i would hope we're not just going the way of the sword. There's already way too many swordsman in one piece. Maybe we could, i don't know, start using some sort of gun.

People dont seem to use pistols a lot in one piece, anyway. Not outside of executions.
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Ya know a way to be a pirate so we get that nice trait bonus while still doing something unique is that we could always attempt to become a warlord, i don't think i've ever seen that be done b4
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>>5408836
Not interested in playing rebels, being anyones kid soldier or getting sicked against gov.
Literally not my war, just leave me be.
That being said, we don't need to be a marine, or a revolutionary, or even a pirate in order to help those in need.
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>>5408854
Being a warlord would beat the entire point of disagreeing with the world government.
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>>5408856
We need to be something, even if we just go sailing around helping people, we'd be a pirate because we would be actively fighting the government, just like the Strawhats.
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>>5408860
>We need to be something
How about just being ourself?
>we'd be a pirate because we would be actively fighting the government
I don't give a shit about WG, I just want to help people WITHOUT embarking on a worldwide crusade against evil.
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>>5408812
>Use Observe on Urchii
>"Hey, do you wanna come with me to find Hephay?"
>>5408813
Yes she is.
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>>5408862
>How about just being ourself?
Because it's boring, and a quest with no real 'objective' always gets abandoned
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>>5408836
I am, go back to loguetown, get the bounty for willian, and join them and become a pirate.
If they figured out who copper is, it's a question of time for cypher pol to, and it's better to have to fight agaisnt the entire world together with an army than alone.
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>>5408862
Helping people in multiple islands will make you an enemy of the WG eventually, and that means becoming a pirate by default
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>>5408873
You know whats also boring?
Another 'Lets become a pirate king and destroy the WG on our own!' OP quest, because thats as cookie-cutter as it gets.
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>>5408892
Then we will deal with it when we eventually get to that point, no need to rush, its first thread.
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>>5408894
Well, that's what i'm saying, isn't it? If we're not a marine, nor a revolutionary, nor an bounty hunter, then we're going to be a pirate by nature of having nothing left to do.
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>>5408899
We may be in that point very soon depeding on how quickly or throughly the WG looks into what happened.
But if they to do their glowie shit, I won't complain about more chances to hunt bounties to complete that quest or train our stats without worrying.
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>>5408910
If they fail to do their glowie shit.
Accidently deleted the word when I was filling in captcha, it's being a bitch for me today.
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>>5408812
>Use Observe on Urchii
>"Hey, do you wanna come along with me to find Hephay?"
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>>5408726
Yeah, however while she would be cute she could be an average mermaid. Therefore not a cute mermaid.

>captcha: HJ2D0N
Ol' Donny boy is getting a tug behind the shack again eh?
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>>5408812
>Use Observe on Urchii
>Take the girl by surprise, dive into the water, pick her up again and take her with you.

>>5408839
Long live the Second Amendment!

>>5408975
What if she’s cute by mermaid standards?
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>>5408975
>>5409029
At the very least, she'll have massive oda style stripper titties no matter what, so it's fine either way.
I'm hoping for a Mink waifu though.
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>>5409029
>What if she’s cute by mermaid standards?
Then she'll probably look like something out of a storybook or fairytale. Plain but for some reason everyone says it's super bewtifool. Then she'll be cute by mermaid standards. Obviously :^)

>>5409031
I just don't want to get caught up in first-girl-itis. Besides, she can't go on land. Automatic poor choice.
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>>5409040
>Besides, she can't go on land.
Actually, one piece mermaids *can* breathe on land, they just have poor locomotion.
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>>5409041
Until they hit thirty, then they can turn their fin into legs and back.
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>>5409042
Well, that certainly doesn't apply to her.
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>>5409041
Yeah, so she can't go on land. Unless you want to get her a mobility scooter.
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>>5409046
That just means she's less than thirty.
>>5409040
Wouldn't Tashigi technically be the first girl?
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>>5409056
Haha funny joke anon. Marines aren't people.
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>>5409056
>less than thirty.
Gross.
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>>5409056
Tashigi is a canon character, so she doesn't count.
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>>5409060
Man's on that MILF hunt.
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>>5409062
You know it.
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>>5409068
I stand corrected. GILFhunter. Hello Skwisgaar.
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I'm not sure if all this cumbrained thinking is better or worse than my autistic hope for crewmates based solely on point and click adventure game protagonists, but I'm not going to complain about what happens one way or the other. Just remember, this is what Kokoro looked like as a young woman...
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>>5409071
Whoops, wrong pic.
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>>5409072
In the universe of One Piece, the wall can hit some people harder than a Buster Call.
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>>5409071
I've been wanting to make a crew out of the rescued experimentes ever since the option appeared. Maybe we can build a boat out of the pieces of the wrecks.
Which bring the question on how we would name it. Do we reference one of Guybrush's ships like the Sea monkey, Sea cucumber, Screaming Narwhal or the Dainty Lady, or the we could up with a new one that is on theme?
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>>5409075
I think maybe a new one that's on theme, but with a nod if it makes sense. Building a boat out of the other boat parts seems like a good idea, though, if we could deal with all the other obstacles... We're in the East Blue, but it almost sounds like we're on an island that's edged a bit into the Calm Belt.
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>>5409078
It's an calm belt island, yes, kinda like Kuja. I would guess that the giant who dragged us here managed to scare off the giants, or something similar.
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>>5409075
Electric Sunfish. Deep's Call. Non-Fungible-Topsail. Ironwood Dame. Pool Skimmer.

These are five arbitrarily generated dogshit suggestions for your viewing displeasure.
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>>5409073
It's a weird case by case basis, some older women in one piece look perfectly normal and even pretty young.

Some, however, end up like Big Mom.
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>>5409085
>Non-Fungible-Topsail
How about Non-Floodable Transport?
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>>5409087
Now THAT is tempting fate kek. I like it.
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Before anything else, you sort of wanted to get a good grasp of just where the capabilities of this mermaid laid... and observe was obviously your best bet for that, the mileage you were getting out of the skill was pretty incredible, being able to tell just how strong anybody was without even really needing to be that obvious about it was so tremendously useful that it really couldn't be understated.

[Name: Urchii]
[HP: 700/700]
[Level: 16]
[Rank: Criminal (Escaped Test Subject/Wreck Explorer)]
[Bounty: 10 Million Berries]
[Strength: 32]
[Vitality: 40]
[Agility: 73] [*4 in water] (292)
[Intelligence: 54]
[Willpower: 31]
[Charisma: 50]
[Luck: 3]

Huh... you really weren't expecting that she was going to be that strong... and, oddly enough, you noticed that there was something of a discrepancy in her stats too! What you had started to theorize as an approximation of people's strengths... may not have been accurate at all. Before this point, just about everyone you had met had their attributes add up to roughly their total level, but... Urchii was very much an exception to what you had started to believe to be a rule. Could you have been mistaken then...? It was clear that the rest of the world didn't see reality as you did, being able to observe things through the lens of a game, so... what exactly was level meant to portray here? Was there any reason why her stats were of a higher value than they should've been...? Or had you just underestimated the people of this world?

"Uhh... are you alright? You're staring." The girl had a smile on her face as she remained unaware of what you were actually doing, and you shook your head, dismissing the boxes telling you about her capabilities, satisfied that she was actually a fair bit more powerful than you had first given her credit for being.

"Oh, sorry... I just... my mind was wandering is all, happens sometimes when I'm deep in thought... there's a lot going on in my head right now." You quickly made up an excuse for your staring, trying to convince the mermaid that you were just thinking... which truthfully, you were, though you were thinking about her...? Now you were even having difficulty justifying it to yourself!

"Well... alright then, just... I don't mind if you want to stare, you know." The mermaid seemed to blush a bit as she said that, she was thankfully wearing clothing, otherwise you might've collapsed on the spot. You weren't exactly the sort of person to get taken by romantic urges, but... well, Urchii here was incredibly beautiful. Luckily though, it seemed like your willpower was great enough that you weren't going to end up wrapped around the finger of the first pretty girl you met.
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"I'll... keep that in mind, anyway... do you wanna come with me to find Hephay? I'm wondering just what the letter is all about, and I want to meet the man who carried us all to safety as well." Really, you owed the giant a great deal, you might've freed him from captivity, but after that point, your assistance was put to a sudden and quick end thanks to a particularly vindictive piece of rubble. Though you could take solace in the the fact that the doctor didn't make it out alive... or at least he didn't make it out alive taking into account that he didn't have the ability to survive being turned into a smear.

"Hmm, alright, sounds fun!" The girl climbed out of the pool again, happy to accompany you on your decision to go looking for the giant, but... it was pretty obvious that she was going to need some help, her locomotive abilities were practically non-existent while she was on land, even if her agility score was high, you... didn't exactly want the girl to have to try to flop her way all the way to your destination... or do some sort of bizarre handstand walk either.

"Would you... mind if I carried you?" you quickly asked, considering that she literally launched herself at you only a minute or so ago, the obvious answer to your question was a resounding...

"Of course! Wait... no, I mean of course I wouldn't mind!" the girl scratched at her cheek awkwardly as she realized she had made something of a faux paux in how she answered you, but you made nothing of it and just picked the girl up anyway, not wanting to waste any more time before going to look for Hephay.

You quickly left the floating house and made your way back onto the beach, and... while you were following Urchii's instructions, it was going to take the two of you some time to reach the center of the island to find the giant, so you decided to make conversation with the mermaid... and you ended up talking about...

>Urchii's past, how she ended up captured and what she normally did.
>What everyone had gotten up to in the weeks you've been out.
>About the island, you were somewhat familiar with the place, but... why had you all gone here?
>Something else.
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>>5409120
>What everyone had gotten up to in the weeks you've been out.
We can learn about her past later, i think it's more important to learn about our situation
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>>5409120
>What everyone had gotten up to in the weeks you've been out.
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>>5409120
>What everyone had gotten up to in the weeks you've been out.
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>>5409120
>What everyone had gotten up to in the weeks you've been out.
I am curious about the island, but that might be a question for the giant who swam us here.
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>>5409120
>Urchii's past, how she ended up captured and what she normally did.
I'm curious. We can ask the others as we meet them about what they've been up to.
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Alright.

Oh, and gimme... 2d100 bo4
First Roll DC is 70
Second Roll DC is 40, or 90 if you fail the first DC.

Lets see how good your perception and agility are.
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Rolled 11, 58 = 69 (2d100)

>>5409142
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Rolled 25, 91 = 116 (2d100)

>>5409142
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Rolled 82, 96 = 178 (2d100)

>>5409142
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Rolled 94, 73 = 167 (2d100)

>>5409142
okay mate
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inb4 the roll was just to notice Urchii going for a kiss on our cheek and we just broke her heart accidentally on reflex
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>>5409151
Cute as that would be, it feels too early to speedrun the romance
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>>5409151
Oh no, what a damn shame that would be. P.S. reject easy women.
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>>5409151
Good. She's waaaaay too young for us anyway.
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>>5409165
Go back to okama island, homo
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For why her stats are out of sync with her level... Maybe she's got a racial bonus? We haven't been able to see anyone else's perks, probably for both mechanical and narrative reasons. Trying to scope out [The Will of D] would either blow our minds or require bullshitting on the part of the QM.
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>>5409171
Well mermaids are basically fishmen. And fishmen are on the whole stronger than humans. We'll probably take a peek at the giant and he'll be swole as fuck, too. Minks probably got big ups as well.
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>>5409170
Enjoy your mersult that hops on the first guy she sees pedo.
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>>5409174
Again, back to okama island with you, homo.
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>>5409176
Not trying to pick sides in this coomer showdown but I'm not seeing the leap in logic for liking older partners and gayfaggotry. Wouldn't it be more prudent to call him, I don't know, wrinklefucker or something? Crow's feet kisser? Saggy titty pursuer? Used goods consumer?
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>>5409180
No, i'm not dumb enough to think that we've had enough of a story to start any romance, but it is objectively gay to prefer someone like big mom over an girl that is actually within normal age.
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>>5409183
>liking a woman
>is gay
>objectively
She's not a looker sure but that's not really fair. Maybe if you said liking Ivankov makes you a homo you'd have something, even if he was playing the part of the dickless at the time perhaps, but still.

If we're going to insult each other lets at least put some effort into it. Especially since it makes good practice to rev up for taunt fighting like has been floated for funsies by anons.
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>>5409183
>>5409185
Shut the fuck up you autists, take your shitflinging QTG
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>>5409190
>keeping it relevant
>go to the qtg
No.
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"So... what exactly has everyone been getting up to on the island since I've been asleep? I noticed that there seemed to be the foundations of a town nearby... is that where everyone else normally is?" It was a good guess, and Urchii nodded.

"That's right, everyone else has been busy working on a new home for everyone to live in... we're all technically now fugitives, so we can't exactly go and settle down wherever we like, and getting back to Fishman Island from East Blue for me is far too much of a journey... especially because I won't even be able to charter a ship officially... and a ticket to get on board a ship traveling through Reverse Mountain is way too expensive for me... especially right now, I'm certain that I'll be able to make up the cash with a few dives, especially around these parts. Lot of ships tend to go down with their treasure, you know?" Urchii revealed more about her own habit of apparently diving for treasure, which made sense considering that she could apparently breathe underwater. Easy to find hidden treasure when you could naturally breathe underwater.

"So... everyone has decided to just... stay here?" it was obviously better than staying in the clutches of the World Government, but it seemed pretty meager, to have to eke out an existence on this island in the middle of nowhere.

"Mhm, we're building ourselves up a town to live in, and we're already starting to think about farming for the majority of our food... there's also a good deal of food that can be gathered from the jungle, so long as you're strong enough to handle the animals that lurk in it." that comment got you a little bit on edge, especially considering that you were walking into the jungle at this very moment. "Keep going forwards until you come across a clearing." Urchii quickly interrupted herself to give you the directions you needed before she went back into her explanation. "We're just about in the calm belt, and though we're a stone's throw away from East Blue, so the World Government shouldn't be able to follow us here. Well... not unless they want to go wildly searching the Calm Belt with a Battleship, especially because Hephay left them with no clues as to where he was going."

"So... everyone is staying here because it's the safest place then?" made sense, considering that all of them were former prisoners of the government, even if it were the case of kidnapping people to use as lab rats, then it was obvious that the only safe place for them would be to live somewhere that was under the direct control of that very government, especially with the fact that they'd apparently all been given bounties just for having the audacity to escape from being taken apart for the sake of science.
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"Pretty much... it's not too hard for some of us... some of us came from the Grand Line after all, so we're not exactly not accustomed to life being difficult, with any luck we'll have something looking like a town within the next few weeks... there's enough raw material for it anyway." That much was true, considering that it didn't really take that much work to convert a wrecked ship into a livable home, and they had hundred of wrecks to choose from, it wasn't hard to imagine that they'd be able to make a proper town in a relatively short span of time. You wondered just how big of a mess you had stumbled blindly into, all you knew is that felt like it might be a little bit above your weight class!

"So... don't you want to-" you were about to ask Urchii if she didn't want to return home until you heard something... the crunching of twigs and leaves coming from your side. There was too much rustling for it to be a small creature rustling through the undergrowth, and the crunching of the leaves was too loud for it to be something like a human! You froze in place as you considered your options, feigning at least some ignorance as to your knowledge of the creation's position as you purposely turned your back to the noise, leaning down to wordlessly put Urchii on the floor, much to her confusion. You just winked at her, and that confused her even more as grabbed the handle of Stolen Glory just in time for a saber toothed tiger to come bursting out of the forest behind you, not giving you time to draw your blade?

Of course, you were fully aware of the attack of the animal, so dodging its attack was practically child's play, and instead of even turning to face it, you timed your counter attack perfectly, leaping upwards and flicking your heel backwards, smashing the back of your foot directly into the creature's face and causing it to completely soar over both you and Urchii, rolling as it hit the ground until it came to a stop when it thumped loudly against a tree.

"Huh... I gotta admit, I had no idea that was going to work." The stat difference between you and the tiger was pretty obvious, but that didn't mean that you were going to show the beast any sort of mercy for trying to attack you while you were mostly defenseless and occupied with carrying Urchii. Of course, you were also going to ensure you had a proper idea of just how strong the beast was before going any further, so you took the opportunity you had when it was getting back on its feet to determine just how strong it was.
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[Name: Sabertooth Tiger]
[HP: 217/340]
[Level: 9]
[Strength: 30]
[Vitality: 30]
[Agility: 30]
[Intelligence: N/A]
[Willpower: 1]
[Charisma: N/A]
[Luck: N/A]

Hmmph, it wasn't quite as weak as you had first imagined it to be, but at the same time... it didn't seem to be that much of a threat to you, you had managed to pull off a pretty cool opening to the fight, even if it was starting to feel more like dumb luck that you'd been successful at all, but now... well now things were on a far more even playing field.

>Draw Stolen Glory properly and use it to finish the creature off.
>Continue to fight barehanded against the beast.
>Pick up a rock and throw it at the tiger.
>Something else.
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>>5409197
>Draw Stolen Glory properly and use it to finish the creature off.
>Call it an oversized cat
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>Draw Stolen Glory properly and use it to finish the creature off.
Remember, we don't need to rhyme if we're not at sea
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>>5409199
+1
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>>5409197
>Continue to fight barehanded against the beast.
>Something else - attempt to tame the beast after we clobber it
Sabertooth cat pet.
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>>5409207
Support
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>>5409207
Support
petpetpetpetpetpetpet
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I don't know if it's a good idea to be pussyfooting around when we've got someone in tow... Though from raw stats, it seems like both of us outclass the tiger.
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>>5409207
Seeing as I want to keep things going, I'll take this as the winner.
It's gonna need some dice rolls though.
2d100 again bo4.
1st DC 40, Second is 80.
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>>5409223
Ah fuck, my ID.
test
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Rolled 67, 70 = 137 (2d100)

>>5409223
Pummle this cat.
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Rolled 82, 61 = 143 (2d100)

>>5409223
What's up, pussycat?
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Rolled 20, 6 = 26 (2d100)

>>5409223
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Rolled 67, 57 = 124 (2d100)

>>5409223
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>>5409228
Damn, that 82 is in the wrong spot. Rough.
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How do you roll btw?
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>>5409248
you put "dice+1d100" into the options box.
the 1d100 was just an example, it can be any dice, the first number is the number of dice being rolled and the second is the number of sides.
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dice+2d100
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Rolled 13, 85 = 98 (2d100)

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Lol, NOW we pass the dc :V
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>>5409259
the dice are laughing in our face
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>>5409261
They are mocking us for wanting a pet cat. I guess we should try for a pet lizard or bird next.
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>>5409262
Pet monkey is the correct answer.
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>>5409266
The monkey will be crew, not pet. How dare you.
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>>5409268
Than we need a parrot, we can't be a proper pirate without one and a tricorne.
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>>5409270
Our bird will kick Lucci's bird's ass.
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You decided that while you certainly could strike the cat down with ease using Stolen Glory, you... didn't really want to make things that much easier on yourself, so you instead held back on drawing the weapon and faced the beast in unarmed combat. Squaring off against it as it got back to its feet and growled at you, and you quickly got in front of the stunned looking Urchii again, who had barely even had time to register that you were under attack... looks like her high agility wasn't good for much when she was surprised. Though with you intercepting the path between her and the animal, she was in little danger... hell, she probably wasn't in that much danger either way, if she managed to get over her shock.

[Skill Gained: Unarmed Fighting 30/500]

"Come on then you mangey thing... let me show you a thing or two about fighting." you taunted the beast, though the truth was that this was quite literally your first proper fight... ever. At least it would be if the tiger didn't suddenly see an opportunity to immediately smack itself on