Skulls & Shackles

Hiding The Evidence
Raiders of the Fever Sea Part 1

Two days later the party reaches Rickety’s Squibs. They meet Rickety Hake and make a deal to squib the ship. in addition to the squib the party asked him to add a couple secret compartments and rapid-deploy sails. The party was welcome to stay in the commons free of charge, but had to pay for there own food and supplies.

During their stay, they PCs heard all about the the drought that has stricken the Slithering Coast for the last month. On another cloudless day the party was getting ready to play a game of 9 pins when the village was attacked by a young water naga named Selissa. the naga was defeated. A couple days later, the village was attacked by a swarm of giant, horse sized, bees. The party helps the villagers get to cover and even rescue a woman who was being carried off. The swarm left back to the jungle from where it came. several people where dead on the ground and others were carried off. However, casualties were lighter than they could have been.

During the commotion of the bee attack, a ship, sailed into the cove unnoticed. a landing party was at the docks with weapons drawn. Finrich discerned that they were merely wary of attack, not preparing an offensive of their own.

Galrum approched and the Free Captain Merrill Pegsworthy introduced himself. He recognized the party’s ship as the Man’s Promise that was recently captured by Barnabas Harrigan. Being no friend of Harrigan’s, Pegsworthy fully supported the PCs’ actions and assures them their secret is safe with him. He even offered to rechristen the parties ship when repairs were complete. The PCs accepted his kind offer since Senfyr knew that it is considered good luck in the Shackles to have a Free Captain christen a ship.

Pegsworthy also states that he did not see the flag from the tower letting him know that the dry dock was in use. Rickety offers the party some gold to investigate. They discover the dead lookout, Lyle Godwin, and his parrot Rotgut. Galrum determines that Lyle had a sever allergic reaction to a bee sting.

With the squib complete, the parties new friend Pegsworthy smashed a bottle of Sargavan wine and offered a toast. “Good fortune and sure sail await what one can crack the Tidewater Rock.”

Captain Finrich set sail on the Integrity, toward the fever sea, with his first mate Tiberious and William at the helm. Below deck, Senfyr took a tally of supplies and Lewis looked over the hull for any leaks. back on deck, Galrum barked orders keeping the crew in line. They set sail looking for infamy and riches to one day become free captains of the Shackles

The first night after leaving the slithering coast, a few sauhagin boarded the ship and attacked the night watch. The party awoke and quickly dealt with the intruders.

The Integrity tracked down their first merchant ship and moved in for the kill. They boarded and engaged the enemy officers. Lewis commanded his raging badger to take out one of the marines while William shifted into a saber tooth tiger and ripped apart the captain. the party successfully took the Truewind.

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Bonewrack Isle
The Wormwood Mutiny Part 3

Everyone but William enter the Riptide Cove. When the party does not return after about 10 mins, William rejoins them in the cove. The PCs discover a labyrinth of underwater caves and tunnels. they swim though hidden hooks in the thick sea weed and fight off grindylows. They eventually reach the lair of the Brinebrood Queen and her son, The Whale. When the party enters, Sandara and Rosie are hanging from the ceiling half dead with weights around there ankles. The Brinebrood Queen cuts them free and they begin to sink in the riptide below. William quickly summons a dolphin to save the prisoners and the party kills the Whale. The Queen cries out as her son is killed and disappears under the riptide. having saved there friends the party leaves the caves.

The party decides to return to the Man’s Promise only to be fired upon at the orders of Mr. Plugg. A fight breaks out on board between those loyal to the PC’s and those loyal to Mr. Plugg. The Party climbs aboard and the battle quickly turns in there favor. They enemy crew is subdued and Master Scourge is killed. Plugg fights to the end and decides to take his chances on the island. He jumps into the water to make a break for it. Lewis dives in skewing him as he hits the water sending Plugg to his watery grave.

The party is now in command of the Man’s Promise. With the advice of Fishguts, the party decides to go with Plugg’s plan and sail the ship to Rickety’s Squibs

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The Man's Promise
The Wormwood Mutiny Part 2

The chase took about a day but the Wormwood finally caught up to the Rahadoumi merchant vessel called the Man’s Promise. As they approach, Senfyr joins the party. The Party boards the enemy boat and gets a taste of real piracy. while on the boat, the party could hear screams coming from the chummed waters. from the conjured fog, Galrum spots a Rahadoumi sailor sneaking up on captain Harrigan and alerts him. After a large explosion from below decks, the sailors try to escape. The party confronts a Rahadoumi officer and sailors. they are able to defeat the sailors but the officer manages to escape. she dove into the sea and disappeared.

After the Wormwoods victory, the plunder is split up and the party joins the crew in a 36 hour celebration.

After the celebration the party finds out that they will be part of the skeleton crew that will bring the Man’s Promise to Port Peril. joining them are the crew members they befriended as well as Mr. Plugg and his cronies. Cut-Throat Grok is left behind but gives parting gifts to the party. Finrich notices a tear roll down her cheek as the party sails away.

On the Man’s Promise, anyone that Mr. Plugg doesn’t like gets assigned the worst jobs possible. The crew starts to wispier of mutiny and notices that they are not headed to Port Peril. Fishguts thinks the ship might be heading to a seedy, isolated dry dock on the Slithering Coast west of Bloodcove called Rickety’s Squibs. on the 4th day a storm hits and throws the Man’s Promise off course. They get shipwrecked on the coral reefs surrounding Bonewrack Isle. The crew discovers that Sandara Quinn and Rosie Cusswell where kidnapped and that the ship’s water barrel burst. Mr. Plugg gives the PCs a couple of empty barrels and orders them to the island to find fresh water.

On the island the Party encounters natural dangers as well as ghouls that where once the crew of another ship, The Infernus. The Party finds fresh water at an abandoned stockade, and discover some grindylows in a cove on the island. One of them is wearing Sandara Quinn’s hat.

The party decides to investigate the Riptide Cove.

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The Wormwood
The Wormwood Mutiny Part 1

After a night of drinking and excitment at Port Peril, the party (William VonDar, Finrich, Galrum, Tiberious B. Drasser, Lewis Clark) awoke in the hold of Captain Barnabas Harrigan’s Wormwood. The press ganged crew soon discovered they were not the only new recruits. the others where Sandara Quinn, Rosie Cusswell, Crimson Cogward, and Conchobhar Shortstone.

The first mate, Mr. Plugg, is left in charge of the party and assignes them tasks. Lewis won the climbing challenge so he became a rigger. Galrum was assigned as the new cooks mate because as a chubby dwarf, Mr. Plugg assumed he liked food the most. The rest of the party where assigned to be swabs

Over the next 3 week the party got to know each other quite well. They witnessed the keel hauling of Jakes magpie, defended eachother when fellow pirates tried to beat them up, and weathered a storm. They even went though boarding school, thought by Riaris Krine, and discovered that Galrum hates rats and crabs.

They also befriended many of the other crew member. Sandara Quinn, Rosie Cusswell, Cut-Throat Grok, and Ambrose “Fishguts” Kroop to name a few. As time went on, the crew of the wormwood became more and more divided. The party and their friends vs. Mr. Plugg and his.

It seemed that the party was in trouble as Mr. Plugg tried to have Finrich killed. But then the look out spotted sails on the horizon…

Wormwood Relations

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