Intervene in a Dockers' Brawl

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SPOILERS AHEAD! BE WARNED!

[…]a half dozen crates have fallen from the sky. […]

[…]the Dedicated Dock Walloper claims to represent the rightful owners; the Persistent Porter has invoked a law[…] a handful of the Widow's people[…]

In short, it is clearly time for someone to sort things out. […]

Description summary:
The description advances as the brawl progresses, starting from the above before hostilities commence. There is an introduction to the scene, one line reflecting your interest in the matter, and after hostilities commence, a description of your most recent activities.

Fist.png Brawling with Dockers Scene Description
None (Brawl hasn't started) […] a half dozen crates have fallen from the sky. […]

[…] the Dedicated Dock Walloper claims to represent the rightful owners; the Persistent Porter has invoked a law of salvage […] and a handful of the Widow's people are bidding to carry off the whole lot […]

1+ You've elbowed your way into a dispute over some lost (or abandoned, or stolen) cargo outside the Blind Helmsman.
Flag.png Taking Sides Your place in all this
0 In short, it is clearly time for someone to sort things out. Or, at the very least, show the combatants how to settle a dispute properly.
1 (Order) You're looking to restore the crates to their proper owner. And who can say: perhaps they'll be kind enough to let you keep a finder's fee?
2 (Downtrodden) You're hoping to see the deserving workers get away with these crates. It might make up for their absurd rates of pay.
3 (Unlawful) You can hardly pass up the chance to aid in a good heist.
10 (Yourself) Never mind whose crates these were. They'll be yours, by the time you're finished with this lot.
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1-8 You've convinced the Persistent Dock Porter that these crates are no concern of his – the hard way.
9-14 You've sent a Long-faced Overseer to the rightabout.
15-19 You've stacked half a dozen cabin boys like cordwood.
20-24 You've speedily and forcibly removed the Dedicated Dock Walloper from your path.
25-29 You have left a pair of muleteers sleeping off their discomfort in a rubbish heap.
30-34 You've dropped the Garrulous Drinker right off the end of the pier.
36-39 A costermonger with a tray of (slightly desiccated) pepper cap mushrooms darts around the outside of the brawl, keen not to be involved.
40-44 A crowd of drinkers come running out of the Blind Helmsman to watch the fight. Then they realise that this is no place for onlookers, and crowd back inside.
46-49 Three or four inebriated persons land in the water: a very satisfying sequence of splashes and shrieks.
50-53 A whole team of Burly Longshoremen were considering involving themselves in the battle. You've put a stop to that.
56-58 You've dispensed with both of the Twin Ballast Heavers.
60-64 A man with a cage full of sorrow-spiders edges nervously around the outside of the fray. "Good show!" he shouts encouragingly. "Excellent footwork!"
65-69 You've cracked open several crates, through the expedient of flinging your enemies into them.
70-79 You've chased away an Arkwright's Second Assistant.
80-84 You've driven a crowd of zailors to look for their entertainment elsewhere.
85-89 You've eliminated an energetic circus-let of LBs. They run off squeaking into the night.
90-94 You've disarmed a Clay Watchman. He is confused. This doesn't happen to him often.
95-99 You have neutralised a Clay Watchman entirely.
100-109 You've fought off a Dark-Eyed Captain. She really had no business concerning herself with a cargo once it was on land, did she?
110-149 You've tipped a bleary-eyed Admiral into the drink. He's decided to take his chances with the Drownies and swim for the opposite shore rather than encounter you again.
150+ You've brought down every one of your opponents. You're the only one left standing.

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Unlocked with Knife2.png Identified with a Tradition, Oldman2.png Acquaintance: The Garrulous Drunk 3

Storylet appears in Wolfstack.png The Blind Helmsman

Picking a Side

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Intervene on the side of order

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Intervene on the side of the downtrodden

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Intervene on the side of the unlawful

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Intervene for yourself

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Shake off a blow to the head


Fighting

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Fight without taking your eye off the goods! (Title varies with Clouds.png Airs)

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Swing from that rope overhead! (Clouds.png Airs 50-65)

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Deploy that barrel of gunpowder! (Clouds.png Airs 66-82)

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Feed three of the brawlers to the Drownies! (Clouds.png Airs 83-100)

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Present yourself as something out of their nightmares

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Flash your Special Dispensation

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Take a moment to tend your wounds

  •  Spoiler 
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    Unlocked with Flag.png Taking Sides at a Brawl , Sidebarwounds.png Wounds

     

    Challenge information

    Broad, Bear.png Dangerous 125 || 86 - very chancy (41%) || 107 - chancy (51%) || 128 - modest (61%) || 148 - very modest (71%) || 169 - low-risk (81%) || 190 - straightforward (91%) || 209 - straightforward (100%)

    The difficulty is 150 if you are fighting for yourself

    Success

    Better?

    Failure

    A little clumsy

    ^
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Shift your stance

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Surprise them with a venomous headbutt

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Surprise them with a boot in the fundament


Picking a Reward

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Accept a share of the extremely dusty crates

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Accept a share of the coffer of Admiralty maps

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Accept a share of the large crate stolen from the Bone Market

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Accept a share of the crates cleared out of Saint Cyriac's Illuminated College

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Accept a share of the small crate stolen from the Bone Market

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Accept a share of the crates destined for Iron and Misery

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Accept a share of the coffer of Admiralty coinage


Picking a Reward (Solo)

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Claim the extremely dusty crates

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Claim the coffer of Admiralty maps

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Claim the large crate stolen from the Bone Market

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Claim the crates cleared out of Saint Cyriac's Illuminated College

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Claim the small crate stolen from the Bone Market

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Claim the crates destined for Iron and Misery

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Claim the coffer of Admiralty coinage