Kevin R./Ray Lan was ill and resigned to the ship’s head
Day 338 Midnight Seeing the party close in, the glowing stranger (due to Mittens glitterdust), withdrew, flying over the ocean. Nico summoned a water elemental, but due to the foe’s protective magics, it couldn’t land a hit. Mittens dispelled the woman’s flying spell and she plopped into the ocean. Father Pyrlig followed up by dispelling her magical displacement – as she attempted to retreat, swimming away from the elemental, the beast landed a hit upon her fouling her harm spell. He hit her again and again and then Captain Damiano flew up and the two of them slew her. The elemental carried her back to the deck of the Lehigh.
They found that the woman was tiannese and likely from Shenchu Bay. Among her things she had a holy symbol to Urgathoa. Followers of Urgathoa were the ones responsible for the attack on the party at the wharf in Port Peril a week ago. Nico trundled her up in his sack and the crew of the Lehigh seemed to be in better standing now that the disease was purged. The party returned to their ship.
Day 339 10AM The party rested, they cast multiple sendings. The Free Captain, Hemdeck Wavebaiter appeared to be dragging his feet, bringing his fleet to Jeopardy Bay. However Wide Olga was nearby and expected to join her ships to the fleet later this day. Avimore Sorrinash stated that all his underlings have reported in with him and they were ready to hold the western passages through the Shackles, against any attack that would come from House Hanji.
Sending with Alhandra Boisich, they found that Chalk Harbor had already been crushed by the Chelish fleet – Alhandra reported her ships and city defenses destroyed, she and the population had withdrawn back into the mines outside the city. Checking in with Lord Arronax, the party found that Hell Harbor had been assaulted starting this day, just before dawn. His ships had pulled back to Balthus Strait. And while Arronax was helping direct the defense and evacuation of his city, once that was complete, he would magically rejoin with his fleet.
Mittens cast a sending to Lo Shei Wen and why she and her cohorts were absent from the Defense Fleet. She responded that she was in the middle of a turf war with the free captain, Jie Hui, at her city of Cho-Tzu. Mittens couldn’t gauge if this was a legitimate beef or contrived as a stalling technique.
Broks Madshanks ship mage, Leilana Olie arrived. She was checking in her his fleet to find that Captain Orsilir, of the carrack – Fearsome Tide, was found dead this morning in his cabin. There was no sign of foul play. She left the captain’s body with the party and returned to the Fearsome Tide – the first officer would take over and rejoin Broks to the north.
The party cast speak with dead on the tiannese woman but even in death, she rebuffed their attempts to get information from her. However Captain Orsilir wanted to talk – why was he dead? He heard a soft woman’s voice in the dark of his cabin and then, all went black!
Recent events timeline
- Day 334 – Attack on Drenchport
- Day 336 – Attack on Chalk Harbor/Party’s attack of Fort Anadile
- Day 337/338 – Party rested/leveled up
- Day 339 – Attack on Hell Harbor/Party purchasing spree
NOTE: The timeframe got jumbled in my notes over the past two weeks. While the party rested/leveled, there would be 8 hours available to Nico for item crafting.
Day 339 11AM The party stowed their corpses and joined the Aspis Consortium’s floating bazaar at Jeopardy Bay to do some wheeling and dealing. They offloaded tons of items from the hold of the Black Purrl and various members of the party sent runners looking for this or that precious items. To the party’s delight the Aspis Consortium had a wide array of magics that they were looking for and they made their purchases.
Day 339 2PM The party teleported over to the Mystic Redoubt. The master mages of the Redoubt feared the oncoming Chelish – they were stowing everything. Most common items have already snapped up by many captains, mercenaries and petty mages. They still have stock of more expensive items that many can’t afford. The library would likely prove to be the best opportunity to find magic spells – however all business will only take place after the 5K GP fee is paid! Nico paid the 5,000 GP fee and Mittens picked up many scrolls while Captain Damiano found himself a shiny magical rapier!
Day 339 5PM After their good fortune burning through their purses, the party had one more stop. Nico needed to pick up magical supplies at the Knotworks and Sunken Plaza – as the party still had custom magical item requests for him, should he have the time. The party stowed their new purchases on their persons and prepared to teleport over to the Knotworks.
[end of session 153]