((Going to continue on, since I hate leaving posts on the edge of a cliff! @.@/))
((♪♫Forgiven - Within Temptation
"...We both grew in strength and one day she approached me with a new kind of spell, not yet known to the world," Altrage told his companions, "It was the power to embue the body with the power of one of the avatars. With me she chose Fenrir, for what reasons I did not know. The power came in the form an ordinary tattoo, mine as you may have noticed is located on my right shoulder blade. I do know know if the location was important, but I trusted her with my heart so I let her perform the magick. That's when it happened...
"After she etched the magick on my body it took a turn for the worst. Fenrir the avatar of the moon appeared in front of me and Darka, he told me of this ancient magic used by the races of old and that his power was now mine to harness. And then he passed into my body as if a strong gust crashed into your body, I flew against the wall. Immediately guards ran in from the noise, afraid that their stronghold was under attack. Instead they found me lying on the ground and Darka kneeling over me. The Tattoo on my back was pulsating as the guards yelled at Darka, hounding her with questions. I could feel the powers of Fenrir rushing through my blood. From there everything was hazy, but I remember lifting one of the two guards and sent him flying into the corner pole of the bed, snapping his back in the process.
"The other guard summoned more guards and mages to restrain me and I fought back but the power, just as fast as it had came, left me. And that was the first time Fenrir's power was unleashed. As they cast numerous spells on me I saw them take Darka into custody binding her and carrying her like a brute out of the room. I awoke to find myself in a cell, my armor all tattered and bent from the battle, it seems like they just threw me into a dank room assuming that I would not be able to get out. But along my journeys I had come across the Seagull Pirate Crew and learned some of their tricks of the trade and I was quickly able to get out of the cell undetected.
"None the less I was able to find Darka, she was tied to a device and two puppetmaster scientists were conducting experiments on her. I rushed in but the drugs that had been injected in my body made me slugish. The Scientists summoned the guards and I was quickly subdued and was sent out to the Reef to become prey to the Lamia but as my luck would prevail I was rescued by the Pirate crew and trained under the captain until I came to meet you all and formed this crew of my own.
"For one day I swore to return and rescue Darka at whatever cost it took, even if it meant my life for hers. And if they had killed her, then all the of the Empire would pay by my hand, and by the power of Fenrir within me. The deal at the Summit with the Beastmen, it was a deal for them to unite as one once again, so this goal of my would become a reality. In turn for their cooperation I offered them a scroll, an ancient and quite sacred scroll, one that Gilgamesh's clan has held onto for many a generation, with the help of this Moogle's master I was able to get the scroll and promptly called the Summit with the Beastmen. I apollogize sincerely to you and your master for this treachery Mogwai, and for that you may hate me, many do already."
"So we've been pawns to your schemes the whole time?!" Macxero shouted slamming his hands down on the table as he stood up.
"Calm yourself boy," Altrage commanded with a glare that could cut the thickest Dark Steel, "and let me finish telling my tale." Macxero grudgingly sat back down in his chair and folded his arms. He muttered something under his breath but Altrage dismissed the remark and continued his story.
"Tomorrow morning, we should reach the White Gate and the Beastmen later that day. We will sneak into the stronghold and rescue Darka or avenge her death if that be the case. You are all free to choose your own destinies, I will not force you to accompany me on this mission, if you wish to remove yourself when we reach White Gate there shall be no penalty for doing so; but I will continue on and I will fight for my love once more. Hobb, I wish you to sing my sad song, if death shall have me to the Corsairs of the Seagull crew and all of the citizens of Vana'diel. Ttop, Magnifico, Sieu, and Macxero I want you to live on, as the strong arm of the crew, you four would become amazing leaders one day, hell if I could have it my way you would become fine rulers of a nation. Pacco, your genius is paralleled to none, use it; don't forget that talent. Nanako I would wish you to travel with Hobb and protect him, after all he is just a spoony bard. Snake and Alix, you two have much to learn, but continue to do and become strong to protect the ones you love and the world in which you live. Carlia with your aid and helping hand you have shown your true colors to dedication in your work, use that to your advantage and one day you might even have a Guild of your own.
"And finally Mogwai, you," He said lifted the trigger to the bombcore neck piece that was around her. He pushed the button with a grin on his face and watched the Moogle's eyes widen, but nothing happened, "I'm sorry that was cruel of me. The bombcore's never worked, it was a rouse to make the Beastmen feel at ease; and I apollogize again for making you have to deal with that." He nodded to Carlia who took off the neckpiece from the Moogle. Altrage crushed the trigger with his hand and the bits fell to the wooden planks below, slipping between the cracks and down into the hold below.
"Mogwai, you are free to do as you chose, you may accompany those that wish to aid me in my attempts or you may leave us in White Gate, you may try to stop me, but be warned if that be the case then I will not hestitate to stop to you in your tracks. By the morning the medicine that was given to you to restrict your abilities and magicks will fade and you will become as yourself again." There was a slight pause and Altrage sat down again. Hobb placed a hand on the Corsair's shoulder to comfort him the two exchanged a glance and Altrage nodded slightly.
"This may very well be the last dinner we, the Purgonorgo Pirate Crew, may have together, let's enjoy this moment," the pirate stated.