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A random guard
Being the brilliant tactician that he is, Destin sends the fort boat directly into the side of the mysterious ringed island.
“This is a terrible idea,” the guard explains to Destin. “One of the worst ideas I’ve ever heard. We’re about to crash into jagged mountainous peaks.”
Destin explains why this is exactly what he had in mind, and tells the guard to just jump the ship over the mountains and they’ll be home free.
“Jump the- YOU WANT ME TO JUMP THE SHIP?! YOU THINK THE SHIP CAN J-”
There was a terrible crashing sound as everyone in the fort boat was thrown violently to the side. Destin, now a master of falling over, quickly scuttled to his feet and up to the main deck, to view this glorious victory. But what he saw wasn’t exactly victory, but he supposed it wasn’t exactly defeat either.
While the jumping capabilities of his ship didn’t seem to work in his favor, the fort boat had managed to land careful in the peaks in such a way that nobody was harmed, and presumably the ship was okay, though he supposed it couldn’t hurt to survey the damages before the tide returned to high, but that wasn’t for quite a few days. What was even more fortunate is that the ship had skidded up the mountains just enough that the walk towards the island in the center of this ring of mountains would be almost entirely downhill.
The downside, of course, being that his fort boat was now a fort fort. Still, he felt [luck] was on his side, and figured that if he and the crew swam towards the center of the ring, they might be able to make it to the land off in the distance in only about a days worth of time! If he took too long, however, the tides might turn against him. Literally.