The first “What If?’ post is here! The topic is: What if Ratbeard Escaped the Water Moles?
Nearing the end of Chapter 1 (take a look here if you don’t know what that is), you are set to find Captain Gunn’s will, which Ratbeard has stolen! You sail after him, and end up at a volcano. What now? You run up the volcano only to find he was captured by the Water Moles. (At least he didn’t escape!) But what would happen… If the Water Moles didn’t capture him?
Yes, this is another screenshot of the volcano. Our quest goals are as follows for “Into the Fire“:
- Explore Volcano Entrance
- Explore Volcano Summit
- Defeat Chumba Wumba
Talk to Chumba Wumba
Of course, we see Ratbeard. We rescue him. But now… Ratbeard’s not there! (Just so you can tell, the added lines have red compasses on the side.)
As you can see, you skip, er, 6 books. We’re less than level 10 here, not over level 25. Plus, you’re not here for Mustang Sally anymore, you’re here for Ratbeard. Continuing on…
…and in not too much time, we learn about Napoleguin. Back on track, more or less. Actually, way less. We still need to finish book two. I assume from here, if the storyline was rendered like this, we wouldn’t head through the worlds in the “normal” order, Skull Island ➜ Monquista ➜ Valencia ➜ Cool Ranch ➜ Skull Island ➜ Cool Ranch ➜ MooShu. Instead of finding Mustang Sally, Catbeard might be helping you find Ratbeard. You bust him out of prison along with Mustang Sally and Napoleguin, then you follow Mustang Sally to Cool Ranch. Who knows if you would ever go to Valencia or Monquista. You would probably go to MooShu next, which is the end of our current storyline!
I hope you liked the first post in this series, thanks for reading!