• Open • Break Away the Ice

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• Open • Break Away the Ice

Postby Enrick » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:34 am

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Ashan 8 718, Midday
Location: The Docks

It was meant to be a sort of union among the fisherman, especially those that had boats waiting to be freed. Ashan had started but the ice slowly melted away, and too many of the locals themselves grew impatient with the wait. Enrick himself had been counted among those locals as he too wanted to sail again, to experience the joy of being out on the water while his nets were released and rods cast into the ocean. Yet the ice held the boats captive while the larger ships broke through, cracking the thick layers that crusted the shores they lingered on.

It had been mainly the fishermen that had gathered here To-trial, though some of the sailors and laborers joined in also. They knew well enough that without boats out there, hauls of seafood wouldn't improve until the warmer part of the season occurred. Nobody wanted to wait that long anymore, and so with the gathering of many came a community. One determined to set boats free so Scalvorians could do their part in helping the local fisherman. Even the Merchants Guild had a minor part to play in all of this, as an envoy of their's brought ice picks for newcomers to loan.

"If you're here to help break the ice, the Merchant's Guild is happy to provide you with an ice-pick! Please watch yourself out there when chipping away chunks of the ice, as the waters are still dangerously cold to fall into!" The associate cried out enthusiastically while some already lined up to accept the tool.

Not that he needed one since he bought his own last season, after the freezing weather trapped him here in Scal-town for the while. Enrick walked down the dock to his sloop eagerly, just his coat on to shield against the cold that still lingered. Cylus's chill was still too fresh for the many gathered here, but for some the workout in chipping away ice would also help combat the cold. With a hop on deck of his boat Enrick proceeded to the hold, and opened it to reach for the ice pick within. As much as he would've liked to grab his fishing gear, to-trial was about stepping up in part of the community.

Thus he moved back onto the dock with his back to The Windrunner, ice-pick in hand while he approached the main body of the event. He picked a spot that seemed untouched in comparison to the other spots, and with a glance back to the shore behind him he proceeded to take the pick with two hands. With a heavy throw of his arms Enrick pulled the ice-pick over his form to slam it's point into the ice, a soft grunt heard as the tip already crunched through a layer of ice.
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Break Away the Ice

Postby Amaris » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:19 pm

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Amaris had really only come to observe the proceedings of the trial. It was not yet warm enough for the ice to melt graciously away and release its hold no the boats on the dock, and as a result, people were taking matters into their own hands. It had been interesting enough to think about, bits of conversation on the matter filtering up into their window while they read. And it had been enough to tempt them outside this trial. They’d ambled over to the docks, perhaps a little more lightly dressed than participants and onlookers as they stood off to the side.

They could understand the impatience, but there was something comical in the way people seemed so eager to leap onto the ice and carve away at the solid form holding their precious boats back. They might have joined if not for the water. It wasn’t that they would have much difficulty with the cold; rather, they’d have difficulty with the aspect of swimming up. The most they’d done was as a small child splashing about in rivers. Anything deeper than that was observed with a silent admiration and wariness.

The mixed blood wondered if perhaps there was any concern for what might be in the water. There were certainly tales of creatures that called the waters around Scalvoris home, and while the ice had likely put them off to some sort of hibernation, would this be like a sort of wake up call for them? They hoped not, for the safety of those taking part. Amusement turned to worry as their brows furrowed, looking on as people grabbed loaned icepicks and headed for the ice.
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