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Secret of Monkey Island

by Clavius

Part 1: Introduction

Nov 17, 2007

Enter, our hero.

Okay, no fucking around, let's cut right to the chase with the first person we lay eyes on.

Er... I'm over this way.

I see. So you want to be a pirate, eh? You look more like a flooring inspector. But if you're serious about pirating, go and speak to the pirate leaders. You'll find them in the Scumm Bar.

Gosh, Thanks. I'll do that. Bye now. I'm off to seek my fortune!

Well golly, he certainly was a helpful chap.

And so we off on our adventures, what trials would await us with these pirate leaders.

As you can see, we have the basic actions and inventory panels at the bottom of the sceen.
Let's examine this party political broadcast.

Oh here's that Scumm bar the nice gentleman mentioned, perhaps i'll wet my whistle.

Can't you just smell the Scumm in the air.

Well, gues we better start shaking down these filthy pirates for information.

My name's Guybrush Threepwood, I'm new in town.

Guybrush Threepwood?

That's the stupidest name I've ever heard.

Well what's YOUR name?

Okay, let's get down to business.

Where can I find the Governor?

Governor Marley? Her mansion is on the other side of town. But Pirates aren't as welcome at her place as they used to be.

Why not?

Well, the last time she had a pirate over for dinner, he fell in love with her. It's made things rather uncomfortable for everybody.

Who was the pirate?

It was the fearsome pirate LeChuck Well there's a whole big story about what happened next... But I don't believe a word of it.
Uh Oh, it looks like my grog is going flat so you'll have to excuse me.

Well, I guess we'll ask this guy with the fucked up eye. Boy i bet there's a good story behind that.

Why aren't pirates welcome at the governors house?

He's the guy that went to the governors for dinner and never wanted to leave. He fell for her in a big way but she told him to drop dead... So he did.
Then things really got ugly.

How did he die?

He tried to impress the governor by sailing off to find the secret of Monkey Island™. But a mysterious storm came up and sank his ship, leaving no survivors. We thought that was the end of the fearsome pirate LeChuck
We were wrong.

I love that story! Well, see you later.

But that's not the end--
He still sails the waters between here and Monkey Island™. His ghost ship is an unholy terror upon the sea. That's why we're all in here and not out pirating.

Well that's all well and good, but I want to hear about his messed up eye.

Excuse me, but i'm looking for the dart board.

Dart board? We don't have one anymore. There was a horrible accident. Drinking and darts don't mix.

What happened to your eye?

Well, I was putting in my contact lens when--
Hey, wait a second! That's none of your business!

So tell me about LOOM.

Geez what an obvious sales pitch.

Sorry, but on some topics I just get carried away.

Okay that's enough talking to these pussy so called 'pirates', time to get down to some real business.

And that's it for this first update. Next time, we learn the secret techniques of becomming a pirate.