The Barnacle's Revenge Campaign

Treachery and Thieves!
Session 6

August 2013 Session Notes

Sandra Quinn hid a poisoned Teech in the middle hold to try to treat her. Meanwhile the rest of the party was sent to search the ship for whomever tried to break into the captain’s quarters. While searching near the middle hold, they found Narwhal in the quartermaster’s office, trying to break into a steel box.

When Scourge showed up to take charge of the situation, the party realized that Scourge did not seem surprised to see Narwhal there and suspect that Scourge actually sent Narwhal to break into the box. Fae ran to the top deck to notify the captain about Narwhal and mentioned her suspicions about Scourge.

Sandra called out for help at this point and claimed that she found Teech wounded and Teech then blamed Narwhal for her injuries. The Captain ordered Narwhal to be put in the sweatbox for the night.

The next day all of the party except Teech, were trained on boarding maneuvers by Riaris Krine. Contrary to all expectations, Solaruus was the first to make it from the jolly boat across grappling hook lines to the Wormwood. Xorlox followed right after but Fae and Jheron both had difficulties with the exercise. That night Narwhal was keelhauled during the bloody hour.

Reefclaws and Traps
Session 5

Feb. 2013 Session Notes
After working through the night of the storm, the party was told that they would also have to complete a full day’s work the next morning (Day 9). That night the entire crew slept without issue.

A couple of days later, the party along with Rosie were ordered to shore to collect some crabs for the captain. While trying to fill their crab pots, they were attached by a couple of reefclaws. Through might of fists and magic, the party overwhelmed killed the reefclaws and returned them to the ship. The captain rewarded them for such a large bounty and the crew feasted well that night. During the festivities Jheron talked Jack Scrimshaw into crafting a bow for him from some wood scraps.

The next night, while much of the crew was taking part in pirate entertainments, Teech tried to sneak into the captain’s quarters, but failed to spot a trap and was poisoned.Sandra Quinn showed up in time to help get her down below decks while the captain ordered a search of the ship for the person who tried to break into his quarters.

Owlbear and Overboard Halflings
Session 4

Day 5 started as any other until after dinner when Mr. Plugg had Owlbear brought up and challenged Hogarth’s bravery by offering him 100 gp if he could win in a fight against Owlbear. The fight was supposed to be a barehanded fight, and things looked bad when Owlbear’s first hit staggered Hogarth. But Hogarth valiantly recovered and saw that Owlbear had poor sight on the left side and by standing over there, could better dodge his blows. After a few of Hogarth’s hits connected, Owlbear was was getting a little punch drunk. But Mr. Plugg had a trick up his sleeves, and Hogarth’s allies watched in horror as he threw a mace to Owlbear. Despite Owlbear being armed though, Hogarth managed to hit him in the face, knocking him back and knocking the fight right out of him. Mr. Plugg ordered Owlbear to keep fighting but Hogarth sensed that Owlbear was beaten and no longer wished to fight. Hogarth declared that he would not continue a fight against a beaten opponent, winning Owlbear’s friendship. Mr. Plugg tried to continue the fight but realizing he had no support from the rest of the crew, declared it over.

Day 6, saw Solaruus Grakkor make friends with Tilly Bracket while hauling rope on the deck. That night Jheron was beaten unconscious for failing to properly swab the deck while Conchobar performed another song about a female, half-elf bard who tried to juggle demon, dwarf and orc lovers at the same time. Grokk, Ambrose “Fishguts” Kroop and others enjoyed the song, and Grokk became indifferent to Solaruus after he tried to interrupt her fun by having her open the quartermaster store. Xorlox gave Tilly money during a game of Heave with Narwhal’s gang and earned her friendship as well.

Day 7 started with heavy rain and a building storm. The voyage became so rough that Hogarth became sea sick, and Fae and Jheron had to fight to keep their food down. Jheron worked as a rat catcher and helped Badger Medlar out, earning her friendship. Solaruus manned the bilges alongside Sandra and Jack Scrimshaw. Asking about Jack’s wound from earlier earned Solaruus Jack’s friendship. Fae tried to make amends with Aretta Bansion but failed to change her mind about the heroes. Hogarth was given the day to talk to Grokk when Ambrose “Fishguts” Kroop woke up with a hangover and wanted quiet in the galley. Bartering some items and gold found in the kitchen, Hogarth was able to retrieve Rosie’s fiddle from the quartermaster. He also talked to Grokk about the possibility of there being brandy on board that was not controlled by the Captain.

That night, Hogarth gives the fiddle to Jheron with instructions to return it to Rosie. When he does, Rosie becomes helpful to the heroes. Solaruus goes looking for Sandra but runs into Tilly instead. Very taken with the half-orc, the woman seduces Solaruus by saying even though this was not a slave ship, he had enslaved her heart and the two spent a short time in a jolly boat teaching Solaruus about humanoid mating rituals.

Day 8 started very early as the building storm finally hit the Wormwood. All of the crew were needed on deck and all of the heroes were assigned work in the rigging. Jheron worked with Badger on repairing the rigging and made her friendly. Fae was working in the upper rigging while trying to talk to Conchobar. Unfortunately her inattention to her duties but a sail at risk and Rosie was knocked overboard while trying to help fix the situation. Fae threw a rope to her while yelling out “Man overboard” but unfortunately was not strong enough to assist and Rosie slipped further and further from the ship. Xorlox though heard the shout and came to assist but trying to pull her in and calling for others to assist. Jheron and Solaruus arrived soon to help pull and Fae tried to climb down the mast to help pull Rosie back on board.

The rain and winds caused Fae to slip and fall to the deck below, taking some damage. Hogarth, hearing the commotion, took over for Solaruus and started to pull Rosie back to the ship. Solaruus tried to also climb down the mast to help Fae pull Rosie onboard but slipped and managed to catch himself on the mast. As Fae made it to the port side of the ship to try to spot Rosie, Hogarth, Jheron and Xorlox managed to pull Rosie closer to the ship. Solaruus, after slipping again off the mast, landed on the deck and went to help Fae pull Rosie on board. However, the wind and wet deck caused Fae to slip and slam into Solaruus, losing their grip on her. Thankfully, Rosie was able to grab the side of the ship and pull herself back on board.

Soon thereafter, the crew was allowed time on the deck to receive their dinner of sea biscuits and the news that they would all need to work through the night, until the storm passed.

Battle of the Bilge!
Session 3

Day 4 started with Jack Scrimshaw, running out on deck from the bilges. He was bleeding from something that attacked him. Mr. Plugg ordered the heroes down into the Bilges to investigate. There they found and fought some dire rats. After the battle, many items were found lost in the broken crates and ankle deep waters.

A Rude Awakening!
Session 2

Day 2 started off with a fight between the heroes and a druid name Xorlox and Tam Narwhal Nate’s gang. Some memorable moments included Hogarth kneecapping Fibbs Chumlett and cutting off his beard; Fae facing off against the killer Slippery Sly Lonegan; Solaruus Grakkor putting the half-orc Jaundiced Jape to sleep; and Xorlox hitting Arreta Bansion with a static charge as she tried to flee. The barehanded fight ended with Narwhal’s gang unconscious on the ground and the heroes victorious.

Mr. Plugg was shocked to see the heroes arrive on deck and Narwhal’s gang unconscious below deck. Xorlox, Teech Blackfyre, Slaruus, and Fae all were given rope bashes as punishment for arriving on deck late. Hogarth talked to Grokk while taking care of the inebriated Ambrose “Fishguts” Kroop and made her helpful. Fae worked with Badger while hauling rope and made her Indifferent. Teech insulted Crimson, making him hostile, and then got punishment duty for not paying attention to her job as lookout. That night, Conchobar started to perform a song, but Fae wanted more attention so she sang over the top of him while using some magics to create an outstanding show. Conchobar, becoming hostile from this action, beginnings to recount tales of female bards who are harlots, prideful and/or failures.

Day 3 was fairly unremarkable except Hogarth made Krosp friendly.

Session 1

Teech Blackfyre novice pirate, Jheron elven ranger, Solaruus Grakkor half-orc sorcerer, Hogarth dwarf cook and fighter, and Fae the half-elven bard were five strangers who all went to the Formidably Maid in Port Peril. While at the Maid, or as they were leaving, they are beset by Master Scourge and his minions and press-ganged to join the crew of the Wormwood.

After waking up in the hold of the Wormwood, Master Scourge and some of his cronies, forced the quintet to the main deck of the ship. There they were introduced to CaptainBarnabas Harrigan and told they were now crew of the Wormwood. With Port Peril quickly fading away in the distance, Barnabas Harrigan left the new pirates in the hands of Mr. Plugg do give new jobs.

The first job was to find a new rigger. Teech Blackfyre, Jheron, Solaruus Grakkor and Fae were all ordered to climb the main mast. Teech Blackfyre and Jheron seemed to find the task very simple, while Solaruus Grakkor and Fae seemed to struggle a lot. As Teech Blackfyre and Jheron reached about halfway up the mast, Solaruus Grakkor was still not even hardly started, while Fae actually slipped in water and fell on the deck to the delight of the watching pirates. Mr. Plugg was so disappointed in Fae that he ordered Hogarth to start up the mast. No sooner had Hogarth started to protest that he was a cook not a monkey then Teech Blackfyre managed to leap to a nearby rigging line and launched herself to the top of the mast, thus securing her a position as the newest rigger and being ordered to the crow’s nest.

Mr. Plugg then ordered Hogarth to the Galley where he was to serve as the new Cook’s mate, working with Ambrose “Fishguts” Kroop. Jheron, Solaruus Grakkor and Fae were all designated as swabs and given different tasks. While working on ropes, Fae tried to make friends with Giffer Tibbs, but talked too much and just bored her. Solaruus Grakkor worked hard on ship repairs all day, while Jheron became familiar with the ship while running messages between officers and crew.

Hogarth was taken to the Galley where he met Ambrose “Fishguts” Kroop. Before falling into a drunken stupor, Ambrose “Fishguts” Kroop ordered Hogarth to gather fish for the nights dinner. Hogarth searched the galley and found some bags for fish and a belt pouch, in which he placed the empty rum bottle. Hogarth spent a few hours collecting fish from the starboard nets, including a blue marlin, before returning to the galley to cook dinner. While the fish stew was boiling for the crew and the blue marlin baking for the captain, Hogarth spent some time organizing the pantry.

At the end of the day, the Crew was ordered to the Main Deck for the “Bloody Hour.” This particular night saw the interrogation and keelhauling of Jake Magpie, a rigger caught stealing from the Quartermaster’s Store. After watching the thief be thrown overboard to be ripped apart by the rudders and drown in the deep ocean of the Shackles, his body was thrown to the sharks below.

After dinner, the crew was given their rum ration, except Solaruus Grakkorforced Barefoot Samms Toppin to drink his instead. With rum in their bellies, the crew began to have some fun and games. Fae enchanted the crew with a lively sea chanty. Hogarth returned to the Galley to continue sorting it and found a dagger. Solaruus Grakkor attempted to take the steering wheel but was kicked down the stairs by Content Not Found: riaris-krine, the Master Gunner of the Wormwood. Teech Blackfyre tries her hand at the drinking game Heave, but passes out after her first cup. Jheron talks with Rosie Cusswell about her missing fiddle.

As the crew starts to bed down, Sandara Quinn heals Solaruus Grakkor and Jheron of their wounds.


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