Players Present: Dannel, Tilla, Faldor, Morrin
Players Absent: Dresden, Gevus, Mok
The Following was Overheard by a Patron of the 7 Tigers Inn, these are (apparently) the ravings of a very drunk Elf.
“I swear, we were kidnapped or something. I’m laying down in my bed, all ready, a hard day at the War College behind me and a stiff drink to top it off, and the next thing I know I’m waking up aboard this ship!
So I’m sitting there looking around and I find myself with a few of my friends on this Pirate Ship. Yeah, a Pirrrrate Shi, Shi, Ship.
The captain was none other than the Dread Pirate Captain Morgan. So this salty pirate gets done telling us about how we’re going to be enlisted on his ship for 6 months or some nonsense and then he murdered this Paladin of Tyr! Poor old bloke, thought he was getting an honest fight of the captain. Should have known that Morgan was going to pull a gun, the scoundrel he is.
I’m surprised that Dannel didn’t lose it right then and there. I wonder if he is doing okay? Maybe I should buy him a drink… He’s not a bad soul really, a tad grouchy at times. Did you know he once…"
Couldn’t make out the words
“…. Oh sorry? My story, right, I suppose you don’t want to hear about the ‘Scales of Justice’.
So then we got hauled below deck to our quarters. HA! “quarters”, more like a box being thrown back and forth by a few Hill Giants. There we were! Faldor, Tilla, Dannel, and myself all trapped below deck, indentured to 6 months of servi, servitude!. I never realized how hard a word Servitude was to say before, it makes your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth. Like this, see"
Not sure what happened here, the Elf tried to stick his hand into the other fella’s mouth, and well, it didn’t go so well.
“Things were looking bleak then this fine fella… oh what was his name… Charlie! That’s it. He was a slave on the ship as well as us. Here we are stuck in deep trouble and this nice chap comes in and starts talking about a revolt. He leaves after telling us to keep an ear out. That’s when we met Bubba, the ships assistant cook. Bubba, man, what a guy, he apparently had been abducted himself. We finally get out first meal since being on the ship, I won’t go into details but it could have been better.
The next day was quite the challenge, after a hasty breakfast Morgan had the four of us on deck doing hard labor. Tilla and Dannel were stuck swabbing the deck while Faldor and had the pleasure of moving heavy cargo. After a long day, another petty meal, and more labor I myself was even starting to feel the effects of this labor. Not even watching Tilla try to use that oversized mop they gave her was worth it. Eventually Dannel fainted, which was no fault of his own, nor was it his fault that the heavy box he dropped hitting some pirate named Stumpy. Though Stumpy seemed to disagree and started beating on Dannel. Of course I joined in myself, not being one to pass up a fight.
The following evening, after Tilla and Faldor had finished and joined Dannel and I lounging in our Cabin…. What? Oh the pirates let us go back because they didn’t want us beating on them"… “Yeah, really”…."NO! It had nothing to do with us getting pummeled, I told you, we let that happen. "
“As I was saying, that evenings Charlie stooped by and told us the rebellion would be happening that evening! We gathered our things, which consisted of a rusty dagger, and waited. Eventually, after our guard had gone and drunk himself into a stupor we were released by Charlie and a man named Brad, who was another slave. Our job was simple, we were to escort this Brad to the ships armory while Charlie raised the rest of the rebellion.
We make it to the armory well enough and after Brad unlocks the door, Faldor and myself quickly dispatch the two guards. Well, lo and behold, Captain Morgan himself and his “confidant”, one Lady Margarette, appear in the room, along with more Pirates taking up against our rear. Not wanting to make blemish the honor of this fair maiden, we willfully submitted to Morgan. For the time being.
Later that night Margarette came to our room and explained her situation to us. Apparently she had joined the crew and had then been forced to stay aboard the ship because Morgan had kidnapped her daughter to keep her around for her services… I mean spellcasting.
The Lady offers us a chance to escape if we are willing to rescue her daughter for her, we happily agree. Hearing this she gives us what I believe to have been some sort of extradimensional bag of storage. In it we found most of our gear, Tilla’s goat TIlly, and Faldor’s Leopard, Rajah. Speaking of Rajah, might I add you will never see a more confused looking Leopard. I swear, half the time I look at that cat he looks like a blasted tiger!"
…“Really, I can go get Faldor, you should see it for yourself, I’m no animal expert but I swear it’s a tiger.”… “No?”… “Okay then, so where did I leave off? We make plans with Lady Margaret to rescue her daughter the following evening and then head to bed. The Pirates, learning their lesson from the day before, gave us much easier work that day and we made it through with no one passing out.”
Unrecognizable Mumbling followed by an urgent plea for more to drink
“The following evening as we made preperations to rescue Margarets daughter Bubba walks in on us. Here we are discussing mutiny and the assistant cook walks in and then starts talking about wanting to be off of the ship and about starting a new life. Trying to make conversation with the fella he lets on that he would soon be bringing dinner to Margaret’s daughter. So we took a risk and asked Bubba if he would be willing to take us there in exchange for getting him off of the ship. Bubba agreed and we made haste for the daughter, stopping a rather nasty sort from violating another slave on the ship, we made mostly good time.
We find ourselves at the Daughter’s room and Bubba let’s us in, we quickly jump the three guards in the room, dispatching all before a single sword was drawn!
We make our way to the deck and while going to meet up with Margaret, old salty face himself, Captain Morgan shows up again, the man had the worse timing. So here we are, attempting to escape again, Morgan and a large continent of Pirates advancing on the lot of us with no where to go! All of a sudden another ship from Raven’s Bluff appears, bearing itself down upon ‘The Revenge’ (Morgan’s ship). All chaos breaks loose, Morgan is shouting out orders, we enter into a melee with guards, Margaret is trying to protect her daughter."
At this point the blasted elf had made his way on top of a nearby table and was dancing, err staggering, about swinging some sort of imaginary weapon around. If the owner of the 7 Tigers hadn’t threatened to cut him off for a week if he didn’t get his fool self down I’m not sure what would have happened. His attempt at getting down was closer to falling with grace than anything.
“Cut me off will then” indistinct muttering "Nooo reaso, reaso, reasonn to say such harsh things, the table’s is the one that wouldn’t stop spinning, nosh my fault. So as I was saying, here we were in the middle of a fight. Margaret went off to fight Morgan which left the 4 of us to fend off the fiends from her daughter. After we had subdued several of Morgan’s men, the Salty Dog himself rose to challenge us, apparently he had taken the upper hand against poor Margaret.
So here we were, facing down the Dread Pirate himself, you should have been there! With the sweat glistening in our hair, the smell of salt biting our noses we engaged the Captain. Goats bleated, cat’s mewed, it was a fight for the ages! After a long and hard fight we brought the captain down.
While we waited for ship from Raven’s Bluff to board, a small argument cropped up. Apparently, Squire Dannel, felt the need to arrest Lady Margaret and return her to the city for charges, citing that she had aided Morgan and should be tried. We had a long, heated discussion, and eventually we decided that she would go free, Dannel being none too happy about it.
You would think all would be settled here right? Well you would be WRONG! After what seemed to be the final bit of our adventure at sea Morgan’s Parrot decided to grace us with it’s presence. After much discussion with the Parrot, yes I said discussion, we eventually follow the mad ravings of it and find a waterlog of Morgan’s and a secret door full of booty.
At this point the Elf seemed barely able to speak so he begrudging retired to his room. Out of curiosity I investigated his story and surprisingly several facts added up. Apparently the Dread Captain had been caught and a Lady Margaret, her Daughter Mara, and Bubba (future edit note, might have been charlie) had opened an Inn together….
…. That Elf is going to have quite the headache in the morning.
4x 100 GP Garnets
2x 300 GP Sapphires
Rod of Splendor (1 Charge)
Arcane Scroll (Charm Person, Hypnotic Pattern, Hypnotism, Detect Thoughts)
Cutlass, +2 (Has the Ability to detect precious metals)
+2 Leather Armor
+2 Cloak of Resistance