The Barnacle's Revenge Campaign

Good G-reef!
Session 10

In the aftermath of the mutiny, the group takes charge of the remaining pirates. Teech is assigned as Captain, Fae as acting Boatswain, Solar as Navigator, and Jheron as Carpenter. Sandra Quinn tended to the wounded, while Teech and Fae rallied the rest of the crew to keep the ship upright during the storm they found themselves in.

Wounded from the fight to take control of the ship and exhausted from their efforts to keep the ship afloat from the massive storm, the group was just about to relax as the sun came up, when a commotion below decks drew their attention. Fae, Xorlox, and Jheron went below to see Sandra Quinn and Rosie being carried down to the lower hold by Grindlylows. Fae, Jheron and Xorlox each killed one quickly before the small abberations could react, but soon found themselves facing off against one each. Fae and Xorlox ended up prone from the Grindlylows tentacels as Jheron managed to kill another one with an arrow.

As Teech rallied several pirates above deck to help out, Fae was stabbed through the chest by a Grindlylow spear and dragged towards the stairs to the lower hold. Xorlox couldn’t kill his opponent because he kept being tripped. Jheron tried to stop the Grindlylow from getting away with Fae, as Teech came down the stairs with backup. Xorlox’s opponent pinned him to the floor and would have bit his throat out except Jheron managed to distract him with a well placed arrow while, Teech finished it off. The former merchants turned pirates, ran over to the stairs and grabbed on to Fae to keep the Grindlylow from taking her below deck.

With acrobatic skill, Xorlox jumped down on the Grindlylow from above, but failed to injure him. Jheron tried to fire down at the Grindlylow on the stairs but hit the stairs instead as Teech followed Xorlox’s lead and leapt on to the stairs above the Grindlylow to block it’s tentacles from getting to Fae. As it tried to trip Xorlox, it fought off Teech, Xorlox and Jheron, while trying to find a way of escape. It finally succeeded in tripping Xorlox and leapt on him to bite him, when Jheron managed to kill it with an arrow through the head.

Xorlox untangled himself from the monster to get downstairs to try to save Sandra Quinn and Rosie. However all he found was the body of a former merchant in the forward bilges, and a trail of blood leading out into the ocean outside. At that moment, Solaruus Grakkor looked up in time to notice land appearing out of the dark in front of them and despite a valiant effort, the could not stop the ship from hitting the coral reed surrounding the land. As he was thrown in the air, Solaruus saw Sandra being taken below water by the Grindlylows.

Teech, Jheron and Xorlox raced to the upper deck where they found Solaruus injured from the crash. As Jheron pointed out the direction the Grindlylows were headed, Solaruus ran over to the jig to start untying it to go after the Grindlylows and rescue Sandra. Teech tried to stop him by insulting his grandfather. At the same time, the former merchants brought the critically wounded Fae to the Captain’s quarters, where Conchobar found and healed her, only to brag how she needed his superior skills to survive.

With her knowledge of Grindlylow behavior, Faw managed to to convince Solaruus to wait long enough for them to heal, rest and recover before heading out after the Grindlylows. While they recovered, Teech took stock of the damage to the ship and found a massive hole in the lower hold of the ship, plus the main water container was damaged, leaving the crew with only a few days of fresh water and low on supplies after the Grindlylow attack.

That afternoon, the group set out with Conchobar and Crimson in the jig headed toward some building seen in the distance. They found a deserted fishing village whose population was killed off by the Grindlylows. After exploring the village they realized that the only way to find the Grindlylow caves was to head further inland, into the swamp visible on the horizon.

OOC: Earned 240 XP

Mutiny on the Man's Promise
Session 9

The morning dawned on the the crew’s first day onboard the recently captured Man’s Promise. As the crew assembled on deck for work assignments, they were told by Captain Mr. Plugg and First Mate Scourge that things will be more disciplined onboard the Man’s Promise than on the Wormwood. All punishments that would have resulted in the rope bash before will now receive a lashing from the cat-o-nine-tails. Also, there will be no pirate entertainments or gambling allowed on board, as well as a curfew enforced on the crew at night.

Sandra and Tilly are billeted in the Officers’ Quarters with Captain Plugg’s most loyal crew, while the PCs and their allies are placed in the general crew quarters below. The PCs are given the same unappealing work assignments as on the Wormwood, which are made only harder by the fact the small crew is manning a much larger vessel.

Jheron noticed that the ship changed direction on the second day. Several of the PCs allies approached them throughout the day to see if they had heard about a meeting Plugg held the night before. That evening Sandra approached the PCs to tell them that Plugg held a meeting to take control of the vessel, change course for someone where else and to get rid of any troublemakers before they arrived at their new destination. The PCs agreed that they would keep their eyes open for anything further but that everyone should be on the lookout for signs of trouble. Shortly after that Tilly arrived to tell them that Plugg had told her that she was obligated to provide him comfort, which she rejected with her boot heel.

The next morning Ambrose “Fishguts” Kroop speculated that sthey were heading toward Rickety Squibs, to have Rickety Hake to squib or alter the ship’s structure to hide its identity. Later that day, Teech Blackfyre attempted to turn Ratline into an ally but gravely insulted her instead, causing her to stab Teech.

Teech retaliated and soon the two were involved in a knife fight on the deck of the ship. Jheron, swabbing the foredeck, ran to help Teech out and called Fae’s attention to the fray while he moved towards the conflict at the mainmast. Teech managed to knock Ratline unconscious, but not before Scourge ordered her seized for attacking Ratline. As Crimson Cog and a former Rahadoumi merchant moved to seize Teech, Jheron threatened the temperamental pirate while Fae animated a rope to tie up Scourge.

Teech took advantage of the events to attack Scourge to try to eliminate him as a threat. Fae ordered Rosie to help out while, Crimson, shaken from Jheron’s threats, ran below deck to warn Mr. Plugg and the rest of the Officers about Teech’s mutiny. However, he was met by Solaruus Grakkor, Sandra Quinn, Tilly, Tibbs, Scrimshaw Jack and Ambrose “Fishguts” Kroop who was attacked by Shivikah. While most of them tried to stop Shivikah, Tilly ran below to the bilges to notify Content Not Found: xorles of the mutiny. In the background, a storm was developing around the ship.

On the main deck, Scourge escaped the ropes and deflected attacks from Teech Blackfyre and Jheron, while Conchobhar attacked Fae with a spell. Most of the former merchants decided to stay out of the fight with one of the going so far as to stabilize Ratline and move her out of the combat. The combined efforts of Solaruus Grakkor and their other allies on the mddle deck managed to subdue Shivikah, when Crimson joined the conflict. Content Not Found: xorles rushed to help out, while Ambrose “Fishguts” Kroop collected equipment from the crew lockers.

After ignoring Conchobhar’s spells and an attack by Barefoot Samms from the rigging, Fae managed to convince one of the merchant’s that Plugg would kill most of the crew once the ship reached its new destination. Meanwhile, Scourge managed to get around Teech Blackfyre, Jheron and Rosie, while Plugg charged out of the Captain’s Quarters with Owlbear. Plugg fired a crossbow at Teech, Owlbear charged over and surprisingly swung at Barefoot Samms instead of Fae. Most of the combatants did not notice the wind picking up or the first drops of rain.

Below decks, Crimson surrendered to Solaruus Grakkor and Content Not Found: xorles while Ambrose “Fishguts” Kroop started arming the mutineers with better equipment and weapons. At that moment, Teech jumped off the Aft deck to attack Mr. Plugg, but was cut down by the new captain with a blow to her spine. Master Scourge also got a lucky blow on Rosie, forcing her to fall back to the sterncastle.

With Owlbear occupying Barefoot Samms, Fae moved in to back up Teech and attack Plugg. At the same time, Content Not Found: xorles led most of the crew from below decks to help out with the remaining enemies on the top deck. As Plugg dodged attacks from multiple people, Scourge was moving toward the cutter tied to the starboard side, when Rosie stepped up and launched a ballista bolt through his stomach and propelling him into the sea, lightning crackling down around him.

Owlbear took out Barefoot Samms, while the merchants started attacking Conchobhar and Sandra Quinn and Fae moved in to revive Teech Blackfyre. Eventually, Mr. Plugg was knocked out by Owlbear and Conchobhar surrendered rather then be killed in the rigging. As the mutineers cheered for their victory, the storm was upon them…

720 XP for each PC. Because of the approaching storm there was no time to collect treasure beyond the masterwork handaxe from Scourge and masterwork cat-o’-nine-tails, light crossbow with 9 bolts, +1 tidewater cutlass, amulet of natural armor +1, bracers of armor +1 and shackles of compliance taken from Mister Plugg before his body was dumped in the water.

Capturing the Man's Promise
Session 8
Xorlox was sentenced to be keelhauled for killing two shipmates and was placed in the sweatbox. He and Jheron survived 8 hours in the sweatbox and were both let out when Maheem the lookout announced he had spotted a merchant ship andCaptain Harrigan ordered the Wormwood to pursue the merchant vessel, later identified as the Man’s Promise.

Riaris Krine assigned Solaruus Grakkor to lead a boarding party consisting of Jheron, Rosie, Sandra Quinn, Teech Blackfyre, and Xorlox to capture and secure the sterncastle of the merchant vessel. Fae was ordered to stay onboard to guard the Wormwood.

As the Wormwood closed on the merchant vessel, the Man’s Promise crew fired at the pirate ship with heavy crossbows and a couple of ballistae. In return the Wormwood crew fired back with their own bows while Peppery Longfarthing began casting fog cloud spells to impede the Man’s Promise defenders. Jheron, Teech Blackfyre and Sandra Quinn fired back at the merchants, drawing fire and taking a few hits themselves. A ballista shot hit the aft rigging, wounding Maheem and knocking him into the water. Maheem’s wounds drew the attention of a large shark.

As the ships closed to boarding range, Teech Blackfyre led the group in grappling and boarding the Man’s Promise. Most of the others followed except for Solaruus Grakkor who lost his grip and fell into the water. Teech Blackfyre drew the attention of several defenders, allowing most of the others to board without issue.

Meanwhile, the shark attacked the bleeding Maheem, taking off his left leg while Maheem only wounded his aquatic attacker. But thanks to the rigger drawing the shark’s attention, Solaruus Grakkor managed to climb onboard the merchant vessel without additional problems.

After securing the boarding site, the group moved on to take the aftdeck and the sterncastle. During the fight, Teech Blackfyre and Xorlox both noticed an enemy sneaking up on Barnabas Harrigan and called out a warning. The Captain easily overcame the opponent and nodded his thanks back at the 2 pirates. As the group continued to defeat more of the defenders, an explosion rocked the merchant vessel.

Teech Blackfyre questioned whether they should return to the Wormwood, but Peppery Longfarthing said they needed to hold the sterncatle. A few seconds later, Peppery’s order made sense as several merchants attempted to take the portside boat. Thankfully, Teech Blackfyre was standing by that boat, requiring them to get pass her to escape the ship. Teech Blackfyre, Rosie and Xorlox managed to disable several of them, but one jumped into the boat. Teech Blackfyre cut the rope securing the boat to the Man’s Promise, dumping the wounded merchant into the shark infested water.

Shortly after this fight, Barnabas Harrigan arrived back on the maindeck, holding a human heart that he announced belonged to the captain of the Man’s Promise. Most of the remaining merchants surrendered except for one officer who rushed for the starboard side boat and managed to escape. With that, the pirates claimed the Man’s Promise.

In thanks for saving his life, Barnabas Harrigan gave Teech Blackfyre an amulet of natural armor +1 and rescinded his order to keelhaul Xorlox. He also congratulated the boarding party for quickly securing the sterncastle and taking so many sailors alive, rewarding them with extra portions of the plunder. With two ships, Barnabas Harrigan announced that most of the Rahadoumi merchants would crew the Wormwood while Mr. Plugg would take command of the Man’s Promise, crewed by most of the Wormwood’s sailors, with Master Scourge as first mate. Mr. Plugg would sail the Man’s Promise to Port Peril to be sold.

With only a few minutes to gather their gear, the group made some last minute purchases from the quarter master before boarding the Man’s Promise.

OOC: Everyone earned 680 xp each, and 250 gp.

Lines Drawn in the Rigging- And Then Crossed!
Session 7

September 2013 session

The death of Narwhal had a polarizing effect on most of the non-officers, causing most of them to choose sides with either the party or Narwhal’s former companions. Captain Plugg seems to start taking a personal interest in the party and assigns them to permanent tasks on the ships, most of which are ill-suited to the character’s strengths. Teech is assigned to hoisting and lowering the sails, usually by herself. Fae is charged with hauling rope from one side of the ship to another. Jheron is offended to find himself assigned to deck swabbing and Solaruus is confused as to how he ended up as a message runner. Xorlox seems to be quite happy with his assignment to the bilges. After a mostly successful, if somewhat tiring day, spent toiling at their new tasks, the party tries to solidify their standing with the last few neutral crew members. Solaruus asks Tilly to talk to Barefoot Samms Toppins, which Tilly agrees to do.

The next day is spent on the same tasks, but Jheron manages to talk with Giffer Tibbs, finding out about her former life as a flower girl who was engaged to a merchant, until she had the misfortune of picking the wrong tavern to find a wedding singer. She was pressganged much like the party, but on a different ship. She got into a fight with another pirate on that ship, which is how she lost her eye.

Xorlox spent the day in the bilges with Fipps, the wannabe dwarf. After Fipps mentioned how Sly would cut off his face, Xorlox used his aggressive pleasantness to drive him batty, to the point where he was deemed unfit for duty the next day. Aretta, Jape and Sly all took offense to this and confronted Xorlox that night before dinner. Before leaving they hinted that something bad would happen the next day.

Meanwhile, Solaruus went looking for Tilly and was told by Rosie that she was taken below by Sandra, after she was beaten up by Jape and Shivika. Solaruus began to watch Jape closely for an opportunity to attack him.

While Teech went to sleep off the fatigue from her long day raising and lowering the sails, Jheron checked on his bow and was told by Jack Scrimshaw that it would be ready soon, but that he did not want anyone to find out about what he was doing, since tensions were mounting.

Fae talked with the Grok the quartermaster and was told that whatever was in the chest that Narwhal tried to open had gotten many people killed and would mostly likely lead to the deaths of others as well. Grok warned Fae not to count on the Captain for too much, as he was as likely to kill her himself if she got in his way.

Xorlox found Solaruus and mentioned the threat from Aretta and the others. While talking, he realized the half-orc appeared to be acting like a young hunter after his first big kill. Meanwhile, Fae stopped below decks and found Sandra treating Tilly. After assisting with tending to the beaten woman, Fae decided that it would be better if all of their allies stayed close as much as possible and headed up to get the rest of their allies to head to bed.

She runs into Xorlox, who warns her about the next day’s possible threat and Solaruus. She runs up on deck and runs into Rosie and Badger at the top of the stairs, in time to hear Solaruus talking with Jape, in what they guess to be orc. In fact, Solaruus was insulting Jape’s parents and his orcish pride, all while speaking in a conversational tone. Fae tried to get Solaruus to come below, stating that Tilly was asking for him. While Solaruus was deciding whether to go check on Tilly, his insults provoked Jape, who tried to charge Solaruus, but slipped in water and slid into the barrel of grog instead. Mr. Plugg, the officer on duty, ordered everyone below deck.

The next day, most of the officers seemed to be keeping an eye out for trouble and were trying to separate the rivals as much as possible. Even then, Jheron managed to provoke Shivikah with a comment about her slave work ethic, which got him time in the box. However, it was in the bilges where things came to a head. Scourge tried to confiscate Xorlox’s club before he went down to the bilges, but Xorlox managed to bluff him into thinking it was a cleaning implement. This saved his life as he realized his bilge-mates, Jape and Sly, both had hidden daggers on them.

Sly started the trouble, stating that they did not believe in the pirate code and that they would take care of troublemakers however they could. She threw a dagger, which Xorlox dodged while casting a spell on his club, while Jape took up position blocking the ladder up. Xorlox managed to knockout Sly with one well placed hit of his club, but had a harder time with Jape. After taking a couple minor cuts from Jape’s dagger, Xorlox managed to critically injury the half-orc. While running upstairs to find an officer to report the incident, Jape succumbed to his injuries and drowned in the fetid water of the bilges. Finding Grok, he returned down to the bilges with the quartermaster, who began to search the water for the code-breakers. While Xorlox tried to prolong the search for Sly, Grok acknowledged that she knew what he was doing and hoped that he had a good story ready for the captain.

OOC: Entire party made it to level 2.

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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