The Flight of the Busty Belle

Ep2. Bars do not a prison make

Breakout at Bridewell!

Prison

Port Royal 4:00pm

The group has finished planting the ropes they will need for their breakout plan, everyone has gathered together back at the church and Pastor Francis brought out a meagre meal of bread, cheese, water and wine for them. They sit and talk while they eat and the Pastor informs them that he has a small service that evening, because in times like this he will do what he can to provide for the poor and oppressed of Port Royal. The group kept mainly to themselves, Mister Irish went to his cell and got drunk, Leo stayed in his cell reading, Emilie spoke on and off with Pastor Francis and Quentin amuses himself reading a bible, chuckling to himself.

The Old Church 7:00pm

At 7pm Pastor Francis began receiving the small amount of people that showed up seeking his council. Emilie and Quentin attended the sermon in the back row, watching the assembled congregation. Francis gives everyone equal attention, donning out the body and blood of Christ and giving comfort where he can before the service comes to an end. As it does a member of the congregation asks to speak to Francis privately and they retreat to his office just as Leo and Irish come upstairs from their isolation. Suspicious of the stranger, both Emilie and Quentin listen at the Pastor’s door and overhear only a few words of the conversation. ‘Antonio…. tonight…. leave’. This affects Emilie and when the man emerges from the Pastor’s office she grabs him, slamming him up against the wall and shoving the tip of her dagger into his neck.

WHERE IS HE?!” Emilie demands of the man.

Pastor Francis and Leo both try to stop her, Irish sitting back in a pew drinks his wine and says that he might want to oblige the lady as she looks mighty serious. Francis and Leo attempt to talk her down as the man, very scared at the sudden attack, tells her that Antonio de Silva is coming to Port Royal that night to check on the prisoners and interrogate them himself. Emilie lets him go when he swears that’s all he knows and frustrated and angry she turns and storms out to the graveyard out back. Leo follows her out.

In the graveyard Leo listens to Emilie as she tells him about the problems her quest for vengeance against de Silva, assuring her that they’ll deal with it but that she needs to get her mind back on the plan. Returning inside she reveals this information to the rest of the group, Irish chiming in his support because he loves a good tussle. Francis brings out spare robes for them all to wear and they get dressed, when 11:30 comes they prepare to leave.

Bridewell Prison 12:00 am
Bridewell

At midnight the group nade their way to the prison in disguise, all of them dressed as clergy including Emilie who hid her spear as an incense censer thanks to Leo. As they approached the two guards outside stopped them, greeting the Pastor and inquiring why there were more with him. Francis replied simply that with the amount of people going to the gallows it was too much for him to do alone, all of them deserve absolution and he would not fail in his duties. The guard, believing him, lets them down the stairs.

Once downstairs the Pastor is approached by the Guard Captain and asked what all the extra people are doing there, the Pastor offers up the same explanation he gave upstairs but the astute Captain notices something is amiss and questions Francis further. The group spreads apart, looking as though they are going to go and council the prisoners, when suddenly one of the prisoners recognizes Mister Irish and calls him by name, alerted by this the guards realize that they are being deceived and a fight breaks out.

The fight soon became chaotic as the guards rushed the group. Mister Irish immediately jumped into the fray, taking down 3 guards while Leo and Emilie took down a couple of others. Quentin immediately went to work trying to unlock the cells and even Pastor Francis became involved when a guard attempted to skewer Emilie only to be interrupted by Francis bashing him over the head with his bible, knocking him unconscious. Soon the cells sprang open and the prisoners overpowered the remaining guards, beating them to death. Mister Irish and Mr. Carrow quickly conferred and Mister Irish informed him of the plan to have the boat meet them just off the coast. Pastor Francis, appalled at the violence that had occurred decided to leave with the group, knowing that he was no longer safe in Port Royal.

The prisoners soon surged up the stairs and into the streets, Mr. Carrow ordered his men over the side of the cliff while the other prisoners escaped out into the streets. The pirates soon took down the guards outside and began climbing down the ropes to the ocean below. Quentin and Irish stayed up above, making sure everyone got down. As they started down the ropes they could hear whistles in the distance, they dove into the ocean, helping Leo (who was floundering) to the longboat and rowed to the waiting ship.

The Busty Belle, 12:33 am

Once on board Irish reported to the Captain who was conferring with a very wet Mr. Carrow. The Captain came forward and thanked the group for their part in freeing the crew and offerred them to join up, if they didn’t want to she would drop them on any nearby island they wanted. Emile asked if they would have a chance to go after de Silva and this caught the Captain’s attention, with a smirk and a wicked look she told her “Oh, I think you can count on that” They all joined up, signing the ship’s accords and became full fledged mates aboard the Busty Belle, Captained by Annabelle Stuart.

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