Swamped Chapter 94 Page 19

“Well, I’m a spy. And since I’m infiltrating the Marshguards, I need to be able to fight. That’s the basics of it,” you say with a shrug.

“Infiltration is almost useless here. They know everyone on this ship, you’d be discovered before you could do anything useful. And there are too many sailors for fighting to be an effective tactic. Is that really all you can do?”

“Look, I’m an extra pair of hands. That’s pretty useful all by itself. And it shouldn’t be too complicated to turn the tide of a single fight. Just figure out how the one side is winning and then stop them from doing that.”

She gives you a glare.

“Of course, um, just because it’s not complicated doesn’t mean it’s necessarily going to be easy,” you continue. “Anyhow, ah, I can probably find that out if you have some way to make me less conspicuous. Then I can come back and we can figure out what to do about it.”

“I told you, it’s a ship. You won’t go unnoticed for long.”

“They’re pretty busy right now. Long as I stay quiet nobody’s going to ask questions. Besides, do you have a better idea?”

She growls.

“No. But don’t take too long. I’ll make a simple illusion. And stay away from the wizard, he’s bound to notice if you get close.”

“Well, what should I do if I run into him?”

“It’s an emergency, so he’ll likely have been dragged to the bridge. Hmm, but he might be the problem we need to attend to… He’s not that good a wizard, but he might be good enough to make a difference. Well, find out what you can and come back. If it is a matter of the wizard, I know how to deal with that.”

She then chants for a bit, and you find that your armor looks like a sailor’s uniform.

“Remember, don’t draw attention to yourself.”

“Of course not,” you say, as defiantly as you can. Though really, you just want to get out of here.

And now that she’s let you out of her sight, you think it would be a good idea to talk to that wizard. So, you’d best figure out where the bridge is.

Of course, you also don’t know what the wizard’s going to do once he realizes you’ve got an illusion on you. And you’re not sure how the fight with the pirates is actually going. You were just bluffing on that one, after all.

So now what do you do?

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