Speaking of him, where is he?
I was giving Zakaro a chance to post. If poor old Kras is going to be stuck on the ship I feel I should give him something to do
IC: Zarrick's decision to try and halt the Nightmare by putting the Gauntlet in its path was perhaps not as well-thought out as he believed. It meant his bulkier and less manoeuvrable ship had to both turn the ninety degrees needed to present its side guns and then push forward to block the pirate vessel. Meanwhile the Nightmare, simply trying to flank the Gauntlet, just needed to push forward. And for all its deceptive crags and angles the Nightmare was the much more agile ship. Zarrick's second round of projectiles flew wild, missing their target as the Gauntlet span futilely in its circle even as the Nightmare surged to meet it.
Zarrick's second volley, from the starboard, met a similar fate, through a combination of the Nightmare's movement and the mist wall obscuring his own gunners' aim. There was a reason LaYarteb had illusions projected to give his men something to aim at after all.
Speaking of the good captain, he was at the helm of his vessel, thinking his next moves through. It was clear his opponent was a bit headstrong and over-confident. Probably thought he had to advantage in firepower, given how he'd rushed to try and bring it straight to bear. But that was his undoing as he'd failed to take into account the fact that his enemy might move, and had lost the advantage of positioning. The Nightmare was free to run circles round him, steadily gnawing away at his ship until it sank around him. That would be step one: keep moving. The Brotherhood captain was clearly fond of his guns, so there was reason to believe he had enough of them to do some damage, and that he shouldn't be allowed to bring them to bear. which led to step two: take out the sails. No sails meant no power, leaving any ship dead in the water. For this LaYarteb signalled the team of fire Toa that had bombarded the docks earlier. There was clearly someone on the enemy ship with gravity powers, judging by how the mist had been swept up into a vortex, and fire was tricky to foil with that kind of power. It had no mass, so was largely resistant to any chicanery with gravity. You had to use ridiculous levels of power, and use just as much willpower to prevent undue effects like miniature black holes, so anyone trying would exhaust themselves very quickly both physically and mentally.
So as the Nightmare in Daylight pushed through the mist wall several bio from where Zarrick had guessed it would be, emerging at the Gauntlet's stern, the first thing the Brotherhood crew were greeted with were jets and gouts of scarlet fire shooting from the pirate ship at their masts