When we last left our heroes…
the team had just jumped off Lattash’s central sewer-fall into the ocean. the team had to select between two ships, a pirate ship and a privateer’s ship. the gang chose the pirate ship and under the cover of some magical fog they convinced the crew of the ship to cast off immediately and off into the endless seas they went.
the group is surrounded by the pirate crew who have now stopped manning the ship due to the yelling of a gruff mans voice. through the crowd of pirates comes through a lanky looking gentlemen with thin narrow features, black hair and wearing a captains hat. he is the one yelling demanding to know who gave the order to cast off. the party members all look at one another in silence while silas just points at his best friend for everyone to see.
“looks like we have some stowaways. MR. JIMINEY!!!!”
A stout dwarf makes his way through the crowd holding a folded leather strap. He walks over and stands next to the Captain. The two men converse for a moment to themselves before the dwarf begins hitting the leather strap against his thigh and yelling for the crew to get back to their stations. as the crowd disperses, the Captain walks off through the crowd while the dwarf approaches the group and tells them to follow him to the Captains Quarters.
the group is lead through a pair of double doors into a large carpeted room. the walls on either side are lined with bookshelves and Cabinets while the opposite wall from them is covered in bay style windows showing the ocean behind the boat. in front of that window, a ornate desk with a matching chair centre the room. as they all look around the room a couple of people notice that one of the paintings on the walls is ajar.
the captain walks in behind the group and rests his hat on a hook next to the door. He then begins to circle the room to his desk inspecting the party members as he passes. he Introduces himself to be Zachery Binx and pauses as if for a response. he is met with silence. He then tells the party he has shown people the plank for less and asks them if there is any reason he should spare them from the same future. his question is met with a short silence followed by silas offering their service as crew members. the captain takes a final glance at the gang and catches eyes with Fern. he smiles, reassures the party that they will be providing there services in that manner and once again yells for his first mate Mr. Jiminey. When he opens the door, Zachery tells him to show the gang to their beds and prepared to be added to the roster for the next shift change. the dwarf turns and begins to lead them below deck.
the gang is lead one floor below to a large shared singular dormatory with a small galley and kitchen at the rear end of the ship. the dwarf hobbles along near the rear and shows the party a group of basic cots and hammocks. he lest them know the next shift change is in three hours and walks back towards the main deck. Fern immeddiatly begins taking off her clothes to try and dry off while she catches some well earned shut eye. half way through changing she feels the eyes of her fellow party members eyes on her. she reconfirms for them how rude that is. everyone decides to join her in getting a wink of sleep.
the gang wakes up to a ringing of a bell and the call of Mr. Jiminey yelling for the changing of the roster. Fern jumps out of bed and gets ready to be assigned her job. the other party members get up and the whole group goes to the main deck to receive their jobs. when they get on deck they see the pirates form a line on deck while the shipmates getting off duty scurry below deck to get some grub. the gang joins the line as Mr. Jiminey starts going down the line assigning jobs to each crew mate. As he makes it to the gang Richard is assigned a job in the kitchen, Acer and Lorenzo are assigned to the crows nest, Fern is ordered to receive her speacal job directly from the captain and the rest are to grab the nearest line and help out as deck hands. Mr Jiminey slaps the strap of leather against his thigh and yells at them to get to work.
as the crew members all disperse to their stations, fern pauses a moment and stares at the door to the captains quarters. Salos the wolf nudges her leg to let her know he is with her. She pets his head and walks into the captains quarters. at his desk, Zachery sits looking over several pieces of paper. he looks up at her as she enters and welcomes her. since the last time she was in this room a second chair has been put on the opposite side of the desk. he gestures to it and tells her to have a seat. he walks over to one of the cabinets that opens to become a bar. he offers her a drink, she accepts. He sits back down and tells her that many people have stowed away on his boat before and none have escaped the plank until their group. the reason he felt such a large sense of charity was due to him seeing in her something he has only seen in himself before. they are both the only one of their kinds. he goes on to say that since he is showing such charity he would like as much information about his new guests as possible. She reluctantly agrees and tells him of her half Vampire lineage. after a small discussion about her childhood with the caravan he decides to share his lineage with her, but first she must ask the wolf to wait outside. again, she reluctantly agrees. the wolf growls and lets himself out.(no one questions how a wolf opens and closes a door) Zachery stands and begins to shiver and seems to shrink and shift until his clothes are a mound on the floor. out from the mound comes a black cat. it looks up at her and meets her eyes. she instantly recognizes them to be his. he begins to twist and shift again until he resumes his naked human form in front of her. embarrassed, he runs and puts his clothes on. he informs fern a little of his past and the two agree to keep what they have learned about one another between them. he assigns her two jobs. first, to entertain the crew with her music and second, to be his eyes and ears among the crew. she thanks him and resumes her duties.
Six hours later, the changing of the shift occurs again and for the first time in a long time the party realizes they are not getting rained on. for several of them this is an odd and alien experience. it can only mean one thing, they have left the waters of Connis. Tired and hungry, the gang all retires to the Galley for a bowl of stew cooked by Richard Bremnan. the gang all grabs a table together and begins to eat. about 10 minutes into their meal they can all tell there is some kind of ca-motion on main deck. the Gang all look at one another, several with a hint of terror in their eyes. Only Fern and Richard are eager to investigate and head up to main deck to see what’s up.
-Facinated by the glow beneath the waves
-audrey goes up and is stopped byt Zach
-Rich comes to, saves fern from drowning with rope
-Lorenzo, silas and salos go to try and break into the captains safe
-Acer and Heratio follow and both get caught by the entrancing lights
-acer drwons, fern saves him
-Lorenzo and Gang fail to get into trouble with zach
-the spirit rises from the depths and flies through richard and audrey twice
-acer defeats it with ray of frost, ruins last smoke.
/\45 DAY FLASH FORWARD/\
-Arrive at Moren Port city
-fern convinces Zach to join them, Lorenzo offers to stay and Captain the ship in his absence
the group heads down the docks into town