Upon learning that the idea of intimidating, ransoming, or otherwise selling the women folk back to the men on the unknown island of gender division (AKA Paradise) a new plan was devised by Captain K'Salty
and his loyal officers.
We made sail as though we were leaving and waited a day in the hopes the locals would think we'd left them in peace. Little did they know... As to avoid any unwarrented risk and to leave some offiers on board to maintain order on the ship, only K'Salty
, K'Rezdin, and *PlayerNameNull*. were among the landing party. The KKK launched its long boat from the northern position of the island during darkness as to avoid any unwanted attention.
Upon landfall, they were greeted by extremely think but navigable jungle. It took several hours of trudging but it seems the effort was well worth it. Emerging from the tree line, we saw several thatch buildings. The closest to the part appeared to be some sort of kennel as the sound of canines could be heard within. There was an adjacent building with a door. Upon inspection of the door and not appearing to hear anything inside, the group entered. K'Salty
and K'Rezdin were as silent as ghosts but *PlayerNameNull* kicked a barrel on the way in.
Not knowing if the village had been alerted to their presence, the party waited in the room several uneventful but highly stressful minutes. Once the coast seemed clear, the group assessed the room. It appeared to be some sort of storage room complete with back room facing the ocean. What luck!
Having seemingly remembered a dock on the other side of this building, a plan was hatched. K'Rezdin and K'salty
sneaked back outside to the adjacent dog kennel, whereupon they set it alight with the help of 4 alchemist fires. What happened next should only be told by Bards but I will do my best. The pair ran back into the store room with all haste while hearing the shouts of a tribesman calling the fire only to be ignored by his hammered mates.
Upon listening to the room adjacent to the store room, it appeared the occupants had made egress to assist with the fire. So far so good! K'Salty
and K'Rezdin made their way through the building, leaving *PlayerNameNull* in the storage room, to the far door. Hearing more shouts of commotion about the fire, they worked their way out and toward where, they were all hoping, the dock should be.
Rounding the corner, they were relieved to find the "dock", ram shackled as it was, there, along with two drunk tribesmen. Through a combined effort, the pair seemed to have intimidated them into silence.... for the moment.
Finding a long boat, the ship was launched immediately. It was fairly simple to navigate the boat around the dock and into position behind the storage room. While making the trip, we found a fisherman on the walkway between the dock and the storage room. K'Rezdin put him down with an electrical attack. Our revenge for Fipps had been secured.
Once in position at the store room dock, *PlayerNameNull* hastily threw anything of seeming value down into the boat. Most notably, a bolt of spider silk but also a slightly ajar barrel of fish oil. Let me tell you, the smell was worse than an unbathed half-orc...
Having secured some booty and avenged Fipps, the trio moved with all haste back to the Krakens Keg. Seeing our return unscathed and with an abundance of booty, the crew was all impressed. We also let them know we had avenged Fipps in all their good names.
That left the ransoming of the female hostages. It was determined that an all female party would be best to deal with them as to avoid any potential testicularly-based negative interactions with the female tribe. *PlayerNameNull*, Rosie Cusswell, and Sendara Quinn would accompany the hostages to the female village while K'Rezdin and K'Salty
would remain in the long boat with their backs to them as potential backup if things went south.
Leaving a great deal of cultural knowledge gained aside, the hostages were exchanged for a sizable portion of the ladies pearls.
Fat with loot and in dire need for some crew, we decided to make our way to Bloodport with no additional stops. The trip was uneventful.
The only thing of note was that Captain K'Salty
presented Pirate Accords to his crew which were signed by all.
Upon arrival at Bloodport, it was decided that plunder and loot would be divided first before the crew would be given leave. K'Salty
didn't think it a good idea his crew be running around with no money, causing trouble...
The officers Headed ashore with all the plunder, save the silk. Moving all the booty was fairly trivial but the silk required some special attention. According to an old tailor, he'd sell the stuff for roughly 100GP a square. In speaking to a local fence named "Boots", she'd give us 65GP a square. We ended up dealing with Boots and moving the silk through her.
Also of note was an encounter with a local barkeep involving K'Salty
. With rounds of drink purchased for the house and some bribe money thrown the barkeeps way, he agreed to spread word of the Krakens Keg and her need of crew.
With the loot liquified and gold properly distributed among the crew, it was time for shore leave for the crew.
*END OF SESSION*