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Captain Lupindo, proprietor of Ahab’s Bane on Iron Bay, was furious that the crew of a ship that had docked at his wharf had chosen to drink at the Bucket of Blood rather than spend their paychecks at his tavern.
He sends his barman, Old Hob, to see what he can do to discourage people from patronizing the Bucket.
And then he sends his own crew out with paint buckets.
Mr. Victor Mornington is puzzled by a customer who walks out without paying for his whiskey, then discovers the reason why. Young Tepic at the Sneaky Vole is also a victim of the vandals’ paintbrush.
The Captain leaves his calling card with Mr. Underby at the Bucket of Blood Public House.
Mrs. Melnik discovers grafitti at ‘Cuffs’
When news of the vandalism reaches the Gangplank, Emerson, Junie and Malus decide to strike first.
Goodbye Muirsheen Durkin makes a hit on The Gangplank.
And ‘Cuffs makes a strike at the Goodbye Muirsheen Durkin
Mr. Melnik decides to do some fact checking at the docks.
Mr. Mornington has an unpleasant suprise upon returning to his bar…
…and so he decides to retaliate on ‘Cuffs.
Brother Lapis sends an offer of truce to the Gangplank on behalf of ‘Cuffs.
Jed Dagger decides to take the opportunity for some revenge on Mr. Mornington, though her motives are unclear.
A resident of the building that houses the Porthead begins to get concerned.
With war raging on the north side, Ruby’s Pub hopes it will bring some business to the south side.
Malus tells Junie about the tar in the taps
Cuffs and the Gangplank have a summit meeting.
Junie unfurls the Gangplank’s battle flag, the Very Jolly Roger, while Mr. Mornington hears of the alliance and decides to stir the pot.
The Brass Monkey is dragged into the fray before it has even opened.
The Melniks try to puzzle out who else in town has contacts in Ravila.
Mr. Mornington sneaks some *special* cigars into the humidor at Ahab’s.
Old Hob resorts to the Dark Arts.
The entire affair appears to be quite profitable for the urchins.
Mornington stirs the pot again, sending an shipment of liquor destined for the Brass Monkey to the Sneaky Vole.
Duke Edward sends his man to the docks to find out why his liquor has not been delivered.
Father Pizzaro learns of the Vole and orders Sister Loxely to find it and shut it down.
The Melniks raid the catacombs to make a strike at Mr. Underby, and his mother.
Junie raises the Gangplank colors over Brunel Hall…
…and Mornington retaliates by raising some other colors over the Gangplank.
Captain Cadmus finds the body of one of his crewmen floating in the canal, and suspects the Bucket’s bouncer, Bib Blackrain.
Junie and the Gangplank crew decides that Ahab’s could use a woman’s touch, and do some redecorating
The Melniks arrive shortly after to provide more mischief at Ahab’s
Captain Cadmus and Old Hob return to Ahab’s just as a fire breaks out in the oil room. They find solace in a hip flask and the Captain’s fire insurance policy.
Boris gathers up all the skulls at the Bucket and is about to throw them in the canal, when Njal suggests that he take them to the Gangplank to go with the pirate theme. Neither notice that Mr. Underby’s Mother is now missing. The skulls are returned to the catacombs, and Junie and Emerson learn some gristly lore of the City.
The Church finds the Sneaky Vole and knocks it over. The urchins escape on a raft, and Duke Edward’s top shelf stock unwittingly ends up in the refectory cellar as a welcome tithe.
Scottie Melnik arranges one last hit on the kegs at the surviving bars.
* Beer Run
Merchants from the Armada flotilla hear of the crisis, and make a tidy profit bringing in relief supplies.