In continuation of what happened at Epheria Sentry Post.
After some time sailing by the seas of Balenos, Florentino finally has some time to explore the Leviathan, the Ibarra Family’s Epheria Sailboat.
“Captain, good morning,” Florentino said to the captain who’s in command of the Leviathan on behalf of the Family.
“Master Ibarra!” The captain salutes, “Good morning, I hope you’ve rested well.”
“I did, the seas are calm today, don’t you agree?”
“Aye, sir, the wind is also with us. At this rate, we can reach Lema Island in no time.”
“Good, good,” Florentino nods, “that is good news indeed.”
“May I ask, sir, if we’re going against these pirates, why didn’t we just use the frigate?”
“We can’t be certain as to what we’re getting ourselves into, captain, I can’t risk it.”
“Fair enough, anyhow-“
“Lema Island up ahead!” Shouted the sailor by the crow’s nest.
The captain heard this and quickly went to work. He is now navigating the Leviathan to dock at the port while the other sailors follow his commands. Florentino, on the other hand, makes his way to the forecastle and sees Lema Island is just right ahead.
Lema Island is an island next to Iliya Island, it is occupied by a few residents, mostly sailors. The island used to be an important supply stopover for northbound trade ships, but all of this is currently under threat with the Cox Pirates harassing the seas. Fortunately, the Trina Marine Knights from Calpheon came to deal with the pirates and support Lema Island.
Florentino sees a Giant guiding the Leviathan for docking.
I think this is the one in charge here, Florentino thought.
Soon after the Leviathan finished docking, Florentino jumps down to the docks and approaches the giant.
“Greetings,” Florentino said to the Giant, “I am Florentino Ibarra from Calpheon, I’m here to assist the Trina Marine Knights.”
“Trina Marine Knights?” said the Giant, “But why did you come this way?”
“I beg your pardon?”
“You heard me,” the Giant continued, “if you’re here to do business with the Trina Marine Knights, why did you come this way? Oh, I’m Bolhi, by the way.”
“Alright. Tell me, Bolhi, where are the Trina Marine Knights? I thought they’re here at Lema Island.”
“It’s true that the Trina Marine Knights came to this island, but they already went to the other side.”
“And who is their commanding officer here?”
“Hmm, let me just think for a while,” Bolhi then picks up a large fish and places it on his right shoulder.
Why do you have to pick up that thing? Florentino thought. I don’t see how is that relevant.
“Balac? I thought that was the name of the captain…” Bolhi said as he scratches his head with his left hand, “yes, I think that’s his name.”
To The Other Side
“Right… well, thank you for the information. I’ll be on my way.”
“You be careful now, these waters aren’t safe with all these Cox Pirates lurking about.”
“Thank you for the warning.”
Florentino then starts walking by the shores.
“Master Ibarra!” the captain aboard the Leviathan shouted, “you aren’t getting on board?”
“I’m just going to the other side of the island! It’s a waste of time if we’re to embark again just to get back here at some point!”
“Aye, sir! The Leviathan will be on standby until further orders!”
Florentino nods and continues walking.
Lema Island is beautiful and thriving with nature. It is generally peaceful here and many Calpheon nobles would set sail to some of the islands controlled by Calpheon to relax. That is before pirates start rapidly developing in the region.
Florentino continues walking and following the trail to the other side of Lema island. He hears birds chirping by the trees. Some of the islands small creatures can be seen running about.
Quite frankly, Florentino thought, next to Olvia, this is such a wonderful place.
But then Florentino heard gunshots and cannon fires by the distance. It is coming towards where he is going to. Florentino then runs towards what he thinks is a battle taking place.
Just Ibarra… who wants to play video games even though he has an 8-to-5 day job…