How Far Down Do You Want To Go?
As you stride through the cove, you're approached by a group of scrawny pirates.
"Ahoy there, landlubber!" one says. "Would ye be interested in a little business proposition?"
"I might be," you say, playing it coy. "What did you -- er, ye -- have in mind?"
"Well, we know where we can loot a great deal of booty," the pirate replies, "but we're too scrawny to be carryin' the load all by our fivesies, savvy? If ye help us carry the booty, we'll split the haul with ye."
"Sounds like a fine plan," you say. You join the pirates and follow their treasure map to an X in the sand (huh, looks like that smart-ass archaeologist was wrong), dig down to a treasure chest all by yourself, then haul the chest out. The other pirates look on and shout encouraging words as you haul.
By the time you get the chest to the top, you're exhausted. You wait as the pirates divide the loot into piles. Then one of them pulls a blundarrrbuss and points it at you. "I've got the pistol, so I'll keep the meat," he says.
You're too exhausted to fight even the scrawniest of pirates, so you admit defeat. "Yeah, that seems fair," you sigh.
"Look on the bright side," one of the pirates says, as they sail away, "ye've done a fine bit of piratin'. Consider yourself temporarily an honorary pirate!"
|You acquire an effect: Hornswaggled|
(duration: 10 Adventures)
- The title and text of this adventure reference The Refreshments' "Banditos." Lines of the song include "So just how far down do you want to go" and "I've got the pistol, so I'll keep the pesos... yeah that seems fair."
- The "smart-ass archaeologist" is probably a reference to Indiana Jones, who said "'X' never, ever marks the spot" when lecturing to his class in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.