OK, time to assess the situation. You mentally compile the following information as honestly as possible:
- Captain Manbreath Threeplank Manipulability Index: 8!
- Jill Elysia Thunderson Manipulability Index: 8!
- Election Time Crunch Index: Very low!
Hmm. You analysis indicates that both you and the CAPTAIN are equally matched in your ability to CONTROL and MANIPULATE each other. This could prove worrisome. Your FEMININE WILES give you a decent bonus over a ladies man like him, but his CHARM is second only to... someone who will remain unnamed. Also, it seems like the ELECTION is later than sooner, what with the current NINJA BATTLE CRISIS, so you have a safe margin for whatever you're planning.
JET: That's a nice chest you have there.
MANBREATH: Thank you, I work out.
JET: I meant the one behind you.
MANBREATH: Ah, yes! That's my inventory. I store some of the items I've accumulated over years of adventuring in there.
JET: I could find a good use for that... such as carrying things while I undertake assorted tasks for various people.
MANBREATH: Oh, you're an adventurer, are you?
JET: Why, yes, I am! Are you--- no, you're not an adventurer too, are you?
MANBREATH: I am! What a coincidence! Maybe we can be of use to each other?
JET: Well... I have been looking for some... things... and maybe a sidequest...?
MANBREATH: I have a sidequest I could lend you! You know, if you'd like a chest of your own--- and I'll avoid the obvious remark here ---as well as a lot of inventory items, I could use your help. I'm running for Pirate Lord of the South. There are two other men vying for the job as well: Captain Ironbeard McBeard and Captain Steelwood Corsair. If you were to help me win the election, I could get you whatever esoteric inventory items you could possibly want, in addition to providing various quest assistance in the future. I'd just like your help to get the others out of the race. What do you say?