Navigated by the best sailors food and money could buy, Klaudia was set to bid the shores goodbye. Ashore, her red coloured sides shone very brightly, reflecting the rays of radiant light from the early morning sun.
The Mayor of Warwick had payed a huge amount of money to construct and furnish her. This of course, was done by the finest Craftsmen across the Northern Kingdoms.
This was going to be the first time Klaudia would sail across the sea, and we were very few on board, waiting very patiently for the Mayor to join us. It took pretty long before he did, and while we waited, the scorching heat of the sun fought us bravely.
When he did come aboard, rather slowly, many ship-men raised Klaudia’s gangway, fastening it to her body, and shutting her off completely from the outside world. ‘Ahoy’ The ship’s Captain gave his orders. In a quick response, her sailors initiated her engines, and not long afterwards, the loud sounds from her rotating propellers rang throughout the shore.
It was time to set sail.
Sailors, in their blue uniforms, stood in her cockpit, doing a good good work in controlling her very vast body on its course along the water.
I watched from her crow’s nest, the fine ripples of water waves which spread across the blue sea.
In the open waters, she was well behaved, and her smoothness on sea was commended by all on board who knew the littlest things concerning ships.
Two hours on sea and still, Klaudia remained calm and well behaved.
Well, not until a pirate ship was spotted few metres away from her. Those buccaneers had heard that Klaudia would be sailed, and had planned to seize her, capture the Mayor, and take away whatever treasure was on board.
Alas! One thing the ship lacked— Armory. The pirates sailed a smaller ship and could easily be defeated if our ship had weapons.
Klaudia was not built to be a cruiser ship and ,therefore, was defenseless.
Not a thing as small as a grenade was on her, just people.
The pirates did strike. They launched a ball of fire into the air.
Hit by that ball of fire, Klaudia swerved.
The captain, who was struggling really hard to sail the injured ship, ordered everyone on board to make for the escape hatch.
There, he said, were many boats that would help us escape safely.
We all made it to the hatch, and there indeed, were many boats.
The captain had sworn to fall with his ship, so we left him alone on the ship, and sailed the small boats back home as fast as we could.
We never again saw Klaudia and the Caption.