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Cetus

Caution: Slippery when wet.

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a character in “The Multiverse”, as played by CrashQueen

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The Revolution of the Sea! Wanted in all ports and guilty of many crimes but freedom loving people.

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Born of an unholy union between a lonesome sailor and a Solinus Sea serpent, Cetus has spent most of his life in his small cove, eating fish and splish-splashing about in the shallows, occasionally spooking the lone fisherman who finds his way out there.
His nature of existence is unusual, being a combination of man and sea-monster.

Out of the water, he is a simple, albeit always rough-looking boy, covered in tattoos he'd acquired over his years of visiting coastal towns to watch humans, because they fascinate him. He's got a little mermaid complex, basiclaly.

In the water, he's in his aquatic state, a giant, 50 foot serpentine monster with jaws capable of snapping schooners in half. Not that he ever would, he's perfectly fine with his diet of fish and seals.
Well,
until he gets his first taste of blood as a pirate.

Personality

Being of the sea and not so much the land, Cetus is very curious in nature, and he can come off a bit slow at times. He's a fast learner, and he will take to being a pirate on the water like a....well like a fish.

So begins...

Cetus's Story

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Nothing unusual here, just a tattooed boy emerging from the water in a casual manner, simply walking up onto the beach and smoothing his hair back. He blinked at the sunlight, retracting a third eyelid to help him see underwater. Cetus was not a mermaid, despite his obvious adaptations to the water, I mean, clearly he had legs or he wouldn't be strolling up through the sand.

He coughed up the last bit of water from inside him and took a breath of fresh air. "Ah, there we go-"
However, an approaching ship on the horizon caught his eye. Strange, not many came through here. He perched on a rock and watched the speck grow larger, curious.


The ship approached from afar, speeding at an abnormal rate towards the secret spot. It wouldn't be where it was headed for long.

Cetus tilted his head before he realized that the ship was approaching at a rapid clip, and he moved out of the way and ducked behind another rock outcropping. Whoever exited the ship would find the cove to be largely deserted, with the exception of a very nude youth peering out at them with a wide-eyed, curious expression.

"Ahoy!" Linus called from somewhere at the top of the ship, towards whatever Scoundrels rest inside. They were here with the new whip!

"'Ey! You a new one?" Linus called down to the nudey, grinning.

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Cetus looked down at himself, and then back up at the ship and Linus. He seemed unabashed by his nudity, as innocent as Adam before the fall. Granted, he did have clothing further up the beach, because he couldn't exactly wander through the more populated coastal towns buck-ass naked. "A new...what?" he asked, his voice still sounding like he needed to get some bubbles out of his throat.

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"Recruit or whatever!" Linus had found the use of the targephone, a megaphone that sent specifically to whoever it was aimed at.

"Come check out our sweet new ship! Just picked it up."

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“Our sweet new ship?” he asked. “As in that is also mine?” Cetus stepped out further from behind the rocks and towards the sleek vessel, quietly marveling at it. He wasn't a stranger to ships, and he'd accidentally sunk a few in his time, but this was a far cry from freighters and fishing boats. It was harder looking, more dangerous, and undoubtedly more sexy than a mere schooner.

Cetus grinned, flashing teeth that were shark-like and hinted slightly at his origins. “You wish me to come aboard?” He started for the water, looking for some line up into the boat.

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"Well, yeah," Linus shrugged, disappearing in a cloud of smoke back into the Bridge.


The ship was beautiful, state of the art and fully experimental in technology. Of course, it now belonged to the Scoundrels of the Solinous, a band of pirates who had decided fuckall wot Wing City, and Aslund for that matter.


The setting changes from Hidden Cove to Ship Yard

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Character Portrait: Linus Trucidabunt Character Portrait: Krisandra Character Portrait: Sandra Viper Character Portrait: Cetus Character Portrait: Enetra Salent Character Portrait: Fuckin' Monkey
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It was extremely experimental, and ridiculously fun to play with.

They had a small crew together, they had stolen a ship. They had a code, a name, and a monkey. He still wasn't sure how they had acquired that, but hey. Shit happened. They were the Scoundrels of the Solinus. Who said they couldn't have a monkey?

Linus was still grinning, all pumped on Elysium when he activated the stealth of this ship. Alright, let's see what this baby can do, he thought to himself. It would be the ultimate test. Rollin' into port, underwater, sportin' a stolen ship! It would be invisible of course.

He grinned as a ripple passed through him, the mechanics of the ship vibrating through his core. He loved that feeling, the feeling of technology at work. Under the reality augmenting shield, which both deflected dark and absorbed light to create the illusion of no ship at all, the outer modules of the ship began to shift.

Oh yes, this is going to be awesome.


The ships exterior was sealed, under the cloak. There they sat, bobbling far from port, invisible, while Linus prepared some more Elysium to enjoy on the cruise through the underwater. Kicking the button with his foot as he entered a relaxed position, Linus lit up the Elysium and descended into the Solinus Sea.

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Character Portrait: Linus Trucidabunt Character Portrait: Krisandra Character Portrait: Sandra Viper Character Portrait: Cetus Character Portrait: Enetra Salent Character Portrait: Fuckin' Monkey
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#, as written by Rulke
Krisandra would notice him taking that drug without care and would say, "Really, keep that stuff away from me. In the RIP some creep got that in and it caused a prison riot." sighing she would would be listening to the rolling waves and the singing of the sea, an enchanting song of strife and creation. It spoke to her, it spoke to her, it's very whispers suggesting secrets she had never once heard or uttered, the whole chorus try to worm in and open repressed memories. What did it mean, she had no clear and this did concern her, nonetheless they had a crew and it was certainly clear the captain had thought this all through. Although despite the two techies they had on board, they were still having trouble removing the codes and former programs to make this ship untraceable, it was coming to point, she was ready to suggest just damn see if you can find an actual mechanic, since hackers knew computers but when it came to actual heavy lifting one was smoking a lethal drug Krisandra disliked having on board and the other was unclear in their goals, they had apparently hacked the Terra Stock Exchange.

It was getting to point, they would likely be traced if they did not leave this beach-head soon, not to mention the amount of people who likely wanted her back in RIP and those who wanted them all dead for stealing an experimental Terran Craft, was too numerous to mention, but she had seen the posters, the many posters.

If they did not leave soon, not even this cloak would protect them, her magic perhaps, but being this close to the ocean was insanely dangerous as she would be consumed once for by that constant state of euphoria.

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Cetus swiftly found the ship to be very confining, and he'd taken to pacing the deck when they weren't testing out these 'experimental technologies'. He smoothed his fingers through the hair of his land-dwelling form as he emerged from the belly of the ship after it had resurfaced, bare feet slapping against the wet metal. As Linus made for camp, he stayed behind to protect the precious vessel, figuring he was the best for the job, given he merely had to jump overboard to become a formidable foe in his water-dwelling state.

But for now he perched near the bow, watching the hapless captain stumble along the beach. He narrowed his eyes and curled his fingers about his own piece, given to him by the Scoundrels' leader after he'd been welcomed into the 'family.'

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“You want me to get rid of him?” Cetus asked, his voice gruff and short. He uncurled his fingers from around the stock of his gun and leaned partially over the railing. He inspected the lost man and gave a shrug. “He doesn't seem all that hostile to me, mate.”

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"Hey! Hey Captain Morgan!" He shouted, waving to catch the dazed mans attention. "Catch!" He ducked into the bridge briefly and returned with a transmitter, before literally chucking it from the side of the vessel and across the water, expecting the man to catch it. But since he probably didn't, it landed in the sand at the man's feet with an unceremonious 'fwump'.

Cetus raised a brow. "Can't even catch. You sure you want to even talk to this guy?"

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The sea monster blinked at the pipe, not really sure if he wanted to pollute his lungs that weren't even entirely accustomed to being above the water so much. But he was Scoundrel, was he not? And this seemed like this was possibly some sort of bonding ritual, so he'd be remiss to miss out.
The boy nodded and took the pipe over, inhaling-
And coughing shortly after.
"Ckck ck, fuck!"

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"Oh I see how it is," Cetus crossed his arms, but his expression betrayed his stern voice as he tried to hide his playful smile. "You're tryin' to kill off the sea monster because you don't trust 'im...."
He stepped backwards towards the railing, becoming aware of just how naked and dry he felt. He wanted to swim since it appeared that they were going nowhere. He wanted to eat too, and he wasn't all that fond of the rations kept aboard. Not when there was a cove full of fat, shimmery fish to nosh on.
"Mind if I take a dip?" he asked his superior, but he was already climbing on the railing with the intent to dive off of it.

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Character Portrait: Linus Trucidabunt Character Portrait: Griddlebone Character Portrait: Marty the Scarlat macaw Character Portrait: Cetus
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The waters would begin to bubble next to the ship, as the subaquatic vehicle rose.

There, inside, was Linus grinning like a champ. That was awesome! They had taken most of the ride underwater, and he beamed at his companions as they surfaced. He popped the top, looking to them both as it was grav'd to their main ship's side.

"How sweet was that?"

Climbing out, he looked around, scanning for Cetus and the drunk captain from before. They were only gone most of the day.

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#, as written by Awinita
She had remained quiet then entire trip under water. It was a new way, a way she was not too fond of as a matter of fact. To see the sea, and under it. The small space made it a slightly less bearable. though the human and the bird were kind enough. However the minute the seal was broken and fresh air was felt, Gridd was at the side in a heartbeat, heaving her guts out. She had a thing about not liking small spaces. Well, small spaces she could not get out of. For example the lifeboat under water. Yeah, small space. Hey, at least she was above water again.

After cheking a secon time to see if she had everything, sword, staff, tail... The still sopping wet appendage smacked against her stomach, leaving a dark dirty streak where it slapped her fur. First item of business. she thought. A hot shower.

The setting changes from Hidden Cove to Ebouma

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Character Portrait: Linus Trucidabunt Character Portrait: Krisandra Character Portrait: Marty the Scarlat macaw Character Portrait: Sandra Viper Character Portrait: Cetus Character Portrait: Enetra Salent
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#, as written by Rulke
Having been focusing on the music of the sea and keeping the ocean from ripping them apart, Krisanda heard a loud crash and with that her concentration was blinkered. Not to mention there was loud crash as ocean shot up, and the water grew rough, due to her own anxiety, the ship rocked violently and a sudden clash of thunder was heard, gripping the railings, tightly, her face grew grim as she tried to calm the impending dangers.

Gradually the waves softened and the sky lightened, breathing a heavy sigh of relief, her eyes shot over to the island, the smoke rising up fast, from the crash-site.

They had been exploring nearby islands for any treasure or anything worthwhile, Krisandra had noticed, they were entering a rough area of the sea and swiftly got it under control, to prevent it from crushing their ship into pure oblivion.

Growling she yelled out loudly, "Linus, you're the mechanical man, something just crash-landed nearby to us, think you can get the ship to dock without destroying it?" she was of course part joking, but they still desperately needed that mechanic since Linus was merely just a hacker. Otherwise it could all be grand, nonetheless they had brought a few of the crew with them here, including the strange sea-monster guy, also they were testing out the former criminal as well. It was pretty full, they had all been working on various parts of the ship, but as the noise hit and the reverberation rocked over the ocean and the ground, many started to appear.

Still no Linus, "ARE YOU DEAF, GET YOUR ASS UP HERE LINUS, AND TELL US WHAT THE HELL JUST ALMOST HIT US!"

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Linus fumbled with the intercom as the boat reeled. He had nearly tumbled across the room from the impact, for he had been staring at the radar. A large blip had appeared. He had no idea what it could be, and stared, not looking up until the ship jerked around. There, in the sky, a large smoke trail lead towards the shore they were headed for.

Ohhhh shit, Krisandra sounded pissed, and probably with good reason. Had she lost control of her magic? Managing to press the comm button, he sent through, "Lookin' at radar: Big Fuckin' Thing. Doin' my best up here," He pressed shit and pulled levers, stabilizing the boat and moving it closer towards shore. "Smoke in the sky: Crash from space? Wouldn't be the fi-"

SHZMMMM CRASH! Another large piece of debris landed in the ocean, not far from their boat. The wake of the impact came charging towards them, ushering them to the shoreline.

"AH MAH GAHD TAKE COVER!"

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If there was one thing that a sea—monsterkind was good for, it was either capsizing a ship or keeping it from doing so. As soon as he heard Krisandra's call and saw the large object hurtling from the sky, Cetus abandoned ship. An act that would be considered cowardice if it were any other person, but Cetus was not one to leave his comrades to be ravaged by the fates.
When the entire ship threatened to roll over as the waves from the crashing debris pummeled the small vessel, it was stopped mid roll by what appeared to be a massive wall of shimmering scales that had risen from the deep. It braced the ship against the dangerous waters until they subsided enough for the vessel to manage itself again.

The scales disappeared into the water again, now that everything was safe. Cetus didn't much feel like climbing back onto the boat after that, so he swam alongside it, a nondescript, but large dark blue shape just beneath the surface of the choppy water.

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Character Portrait: Linus Trucidabunt Character Portrait: Krisandra Character Portrait: Marty the Scarlat macaw Character Portrait: Cetus Character Portrait: Enetra Salent Character Portrait: Jerry Taki
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#, as written by Zenia
Jerry was flung out of his hammock as he landed on the metal ground with a thud, “THE FUCK?!” he snapped as he covered his ears hearing the staticy whine of the machines crying out in agony. “Gah…what is going on? I checked everything yesterday…everything was fine…” the young mechanic muttered as he grabbed his tool belt and clipped that on as well as placing on his goggles and his gloves. He had slept in the rest of his clothing as usual.

Jerry ran out of the room, grabbing his toolbox as he went, weaving in and out of the crew who were in a panic. “MOVE!” he snapped as he elbowed someone out of the way, following the sounds of the screaming machinery. Something was definitely wrong, what though he couldn’t tell the machines were not talking to him…only screaming. He grabbed one crewmate, “What happened?!” he asked as he held them by the collar of their shirt. “We been hit, we are going down!” they explained before breaking free and running off. Jerrys’ eyes widened, “…fuck…that explains all the screaming.” He muttered as he ran towards the control panel. “May be able to do something from here…” he muttered as he placed a hand on the panel, “Listen up and stop your screaming!” he snapped as he grabbed a nearby suit and started to get it on.

“We are…well you are gonna crash with everything in ya…including me. And since I don’t want to die…I need your help in trying to angle the crash a bit.” He muttered to the machine, “Yeah I know it is hard! That you are in pain, but if ya do this you might not die either! You will be hurt severely, but I should be able to fix ya up!” he cried out to it as he was flung a bit as the ship seemed to move a bit. He landed on the ground as he realized his plan may not have been…the smartest. “Ah fuck…” he muttered as he grabbed onto a support beam.

He felt them crash onto the ground and slam into something, but that was it as he was wrenched from the support beam, his head slamming into the wall as his body went limp and slumped against the wall, blood oozing from his head injury before he lost consciousness…the smell of smoke and fire surrounding him.

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Character Portrait: Linus Trucidabunt Character Portrait: Tantomile Character Portrait: Krisandra Character Portrait: Marty the Scarlat macaw Character Portrait: Sandra Viper Character Portrait: Cetus Character Portrait: Enetra Salent
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The last thing Linus remembered was plunging into the sea.

They had crashed, they had crashed again, they had crashed a thousand times over it seemed. Water had surged into the control room. The ship was wrecked and going down, everything was black until he was airborne. With a sploosh Linus didn't even get his last look at the sky. It was somewhere above him well out of reach. The sun glimmered, as if tempting him, daunting him. He was conscious, but wouldn't be for long.

Where were the others? Where was his bird? Their faces flashed before his eyes as the bubbles began to dissipate. He twisted around, panic inflating his heart against his chest. In the distance, nothing, nowhere, not even Ebouma's edges. The water never ended, the darkness began at his fingertips, and Linus knew that surely he would die here. He grabbed at the water, as if it would provide a ladder of ascension. His movements drove him deeper. The light of day was fading fast, and although he felt the currents sweeping him, he was far under. Of this Linus was sure, so with this he resigned to death.

A true watery grave for a true pirate, he mused as his chest began to burn. Linus had stolen and hacked his way up the ladder and had finally made a big steal. Well, a captain goes down with his ship, truly. Linus had manned, driven, and explored the shit out of that thing. He wondered if he would see it in the Tomorrowlands. Darkness crept at the edges of his vision. Linus began to muse on things insane, his body beginning to fit for air. Where would his body end up, on what shore? Where did this current lead? Linus had no idea, so he closed his eyes and let lack of oxygen take him where it will.

He dreamed of the strangest things, of large hippopotamuses hugging him in the night. They were cold and wet, but he felt safe with them near. A cold ribbon of air encircled them, and on it rode the meows of a cat, and the loud and familiar squawks of a certain red macaw.




"Coaugheblegh!" Linus threw his arms to his eyes, shielding them from the light of the sun. Water dribbled down his face and he rolled to heave saltwater and bile onto the shore. He scrambled back a foot, still holding up his arms as he got a look at whoever the hell was trying to- aw hell.

"A'other cat?" He coughed out with half a smile, looking around and collecting his thoughts. The smile faded fast. Far in the distance, a dark cloud of smoke overtook the sky, as if the continent was on fire.

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Character Portrait: Linus Trucidabunt Character Portrait: Tantomile Character Portrait: Krisandra Character Portrait: Marty the Scarlat macaw Character Portrait: Sandra Viper Character Portrait: Cetus Character Portrait: Enetra Salent
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#, as written by Awinita
By then Tantomile had removed her hood to be able to see easier. Her dark multivolored fur was soaked flat to her skull, her ears pointed up like broken glass sticking out of a ball of sorts. There was a small scar on her nose. "Are you alright ?" She asked to Linus. Concern for the man clear in her eyes and tone. She knew then what he meant by another cat.

"You saw another, like me, solid white, right ?" She asked, thankful that her sisters Understanding Spell was still active. "That was my elder sister. I am trying to find her. But I felt I should find you first. I am glad I did, because apparently Those Who Came Before, figured you'd know more about the Pieces" Tantomile said, she removed from her belt a mostly intact carrying pouch and withdrew a glass globe of sorts with gold symbols across the surface. It was no larger than her fist.

She held it up, It seemed to scan him briefly, She was more concerned with his health over anything else. "This lead me to you. I saw you and your plight in the Vault" She pointed in the direction she initally came, Eastwards. "I do not know why it said to seek you out other then for aid, both for me to give and for you to give me. But then your craft, it does not look to be in the best of condition now does it ?" Her gaze then went back to the ship as it sat in the water, at a dangerous angle to its side. This was not a very good thing. Not a good thing at all.