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EverQuest II : New Lore: Shore Leave

Posted Sep 16, 2005 by Jon Wood

The ever diligent folks over at EverQuest 2 have released some brand new lore! This piece in entitled "Shore Leave" and is an entertaining read for players and non-players alike.

The ship's rocking soothed Jazper's qualms. Creak…creak…creak…his hammock swung slowly back and forth like a pendulum in time to the small swells near the island. Jazper grinned to himself, his arm flung across his eyes to shield them from a dart of sunshine that swung rhythmically across his face. A pendulum! What a very gnome-like observation!

For several weeks, the Smarmy Sprocket had been sneaking after one of the ships run by the Far Seas Trading Company. Those ships were bigger and hauled goods for much longer distances. The Sprocket 's technique, refined over the years, involved catching up to the larger vessel then overwhelming it with superior gadgetry.

This time, however, Jazper's intuition was nagging at him. They should have caught up to the bigger ship. Somehow, it had managed to keep just enough ahead so that the Sprocket 's crew were kept busy cranking the Wind-o-Matic. At the moment they were set to intercept, the larger ship suddenly pulled away, leaving the Sprocket far behind.

"At least we've got some shore leave till the engineers figure out why we couldn't catch them," Jazper murmured. After losing sight of the trade vessel, the captain of the Sprocket turned it toward their Prison Island hideaway for repairs. Jazper helped tie her down, and then went below to catch some shut eye when no one was looking...

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