At dawn Belémir Stockton woke the camp to look at glowing forms in the surf that only he could see. The party walked along the beach to the wreck of the Sea Bitch.
The visit confirmed that the Sea Bitch would never sail again. A sharp ridge of rock near the side of the sheer cliff wall prevented the wreck from sinking entirely into the sea, and only the stern survived the wreck. This portion was wedged at an angle between the cliff and the rocks, and each wave shook and tossed the wreck alarmingly. A closer investigation revealed the ship’s only lifeboat was crushed between the wreck and the rocks.
Gelik and Aeris went aboard the ship, while Jask stayed back on the rocks. The adventurers ventured forth, only to be accosted by a giant lobster, which was duly defeated. This was achieved however, without any help from Aerys who critically failed, shooting herself in the foot, and dropping her bow.
There was a blocked door which Boris helpfully had heard a song about. “Doors, you say? Cracker of a band.” he said before smashing the door to splinters with his mighty Gnomish fists.
Behind the door was the body of Alton Devers, the first mate. Who was seen to have the scars of battle, but also inflamed stings. It was, in the end, poison which finished him off. Maud cast aside all respect for this man, and promptly robbed his corpse, not thinking to give the man a burial.
In the larder was stuffed the body of Rambar Terillo, the ships cook, who had two bite marks apparently from a very large snake on his neck. His body was left to rot in the larder as the party walked over his corpse to gather the few remaining supplies.
In the captain’s quarters, there was a large desk, with the upper drawer containing several keys—one of these fit Jask’s manacles, and he was freed. Another drawer contained several sea charts and maps, along with the captain’s log.
A search of the supply room turned up several tools and lumber that could come in handy in building a secure campsite: a block and tackle, three large canvas sheets, two fishing nets, a grappling hook, two bullseye lanterns, 12 flasks of lantern oil, 150 feet of hemp rope, and five shovels.
It won’t be long before the constant pounding of the waves dislodges the wreck and allows the hungry sea to claim the last of this once-fine ship.
As they returned to camp, Boris made bestest buds forever with Gelik Aberwhinge as they bonded over a classic gnomish chant.
The maps included one of the west coast of Garund that plots the Sea Bitch’s route to and from Sargava—the island of Smuggler’s Shiv is not marked on this map, but it is marked on a second map of Desperation Bay, though the map provides no details on the island apart from its general outline and a note warning of danger.
A poisonous snake unwisely wandered into camp and was promptly beaten to death!
Aerys critically failed once more, and her weapon was temporarily confiscated by Belemir. “GIVE ME THAT BEFORE YOU HURT YOURSELF” he bellowed, snatching the bow from her tremulous hands.