Away we run again. Apparently, the Litch, Ebector, Gabriel, Leader of the Emerald Claw was in the house. Although how we know that, he was, and is, all of these things, who knows …
Luna mounts Lynx and rides him to safety. Lynx’s is such a good cat. Not only does he look out for Xen but also now, for these other people we have adopted.
Wait, what are we doing? Where are we going? Staying here in Passage or returning to Arcanix? We going to a hotel or are we buying a boat? I’m not super fond of boats, not nearly enough between the water and me. I will stay towards the back of the group and just follow where very they seem to head, I am sure that someone will know where to go and if not then Lynx’s will be able to show me the way back to the rest of the party should we get lost.
Oh … yup, a Boat.
We are going on a boat. Hmm… I’m not convinced that that is at all the most sea? Lake? Worthy of vessels but it is where we are heading. It is tilted, very tilted to the bow of the ship and yup, surrounded by water not just floating on it but surrounded by it. A big ring of it, around the midship. What is this? The Delphinium.
I am unconvinced that this is what we should be doing but I also don’t know what else we should be doing so… lets go?
We ask to board the vessel and are welcomed on board by a lovely looking pirate? Astraul. Once we are on the slanting deck we are introduced to the Captain, Deville and his bird, with no name and Morrack.
I am not sure what Morrack is exactly but he looks mostly human, but yellow and he is strong, of body if not of mind. We are told he is from the demonic wastes. I think he might be a half orc, I am sure we will figure it out soon enough and if not well it’s not like we need another pet in this travelling band. He wants our stories. I am happy for him to have some of mine, not all, but I will tell him the stories I can. He might be a great Bard one day, it seems to be what he desires the most… adventures.
While we get ourselves settled, myself in a lifeboat, making sure I know how to free the little vessel from the sinking ship should the worst happen. Astraul assures us repeatedly this is a new model of ship and is even faster than the older models and when it is underway, it is a level as the Talenta planes. Let’s hope so and let’s get going. After making such a fuss to be away from the house maybe we should set sail. The sooner we get to our destination the sooner I can have land beneath my paws again.
… Well look at that. It does level out once it is underway.
We are taken below and all of the furniture is on an angle… that is level when the boat is at anchor … sure thing. We leave our packs on our beds and climb to the decks once more. I return to the little lifeboat and watch the water elemental spin above us. I talk to Morrack and tell him a tale or two. He seems interested enough and it is nice to have someone to converse quietly with.
Night comes and we slow to stop. We fish and we catch nothing … well Xen catches Lynn … we catch nothing we would want to eat. Hairballs are horrible and I can’t see enough meat to make Lynn worth the inevitable … Beard ball? He would give you.
We head below and eat the rations provided, they are … nutritious. Luna regals us with a tale of her and her dead friends and their attack on an axeman. They had many adventures together, I wonder if she misses them as I miss my past friends.
As soon as dinner Astraul and Morrack, head up to the deck to complete a night time routine of theirs. The fight. I wonder if it would not be easier to fight on a flat deck but as Astraul points out to Luna, if they are underway then no one is likely to be able to board them. I offer to teach Morrack how to use something other then a blade. I bap him a good one and soon he realises that there is more to weapons then just sharp swords.
Xen watches as we all head to bed.
Morrack wakes us. It is early, too early. This is so wrong are we not guests on this boat. I drag myself up the stairs and settle down to watch the sunrise though the elemental from my nice safe little boat. It is beautiful.
We soon set sail and are shortly engulfed in a fog.
We need to turn around and get the hell out of here.
Magnus tells us all it is a magic fog.
We stop. Fuck, we have lost the elemental. Nope just the captain stopping us
We should turn around.
Nope, apparently, we are going through the fog.
This is a stupid and foolhardy undertaking. Why are we risking not only our lives and the boat, but the lives and livelihood of the crew as well?
We stop soon after I suggest we turn around and get out of this fog.
Nope, not to turn around sail the boat out of the fog and towards land but because we have nearly crashed into another boat.
Pint and case my dear friends. Let get out of here before we crash.
Xen pulls out he broach and lets her butterfly soar over into the ship. It is a pretty little blue thing. When Xen returns to us, she tells us that the ship is abandoned.
We are doing what? Why are we bringing the abandon boat in closer what are we doing boarding it?
Captain Sir we need to get out of this fog. It is magical, and if something bad doesn’t happen to us soon then we are likely o crash into something else and we are all going to end up very dead and worse … the humidity is going to give me curls
Lynn thinks we should steal the abandoned boat and sail away on it. He is mad. Although it would be a rather efficient way to loot the boat.
Luna returns from the abandoned boat and is going to attempt to dispel the fog, she won’t do it while there are people on the other boat. See even she doesn’t know what this fog is about and we shouldn’t be here at all.
She dispels the fog.
Neat. Onward ho!
… You mean you left food and water and clothes and who knows what else on the boat because … why? Oh, you wanted the coins, which you are going to give to the crew of this boat anyway? You guys don’t know how to loot for shit! No, no of course you’re right Luna we don’t need it but it doesn’t mean we can’t sell it for MORE coins or if you feeling charitable and want to garner some good will with the locals… trade it or give it to some fucking ORPHANS! I once knew a man who built a whole army out of orphans. A whole fucking ARMY. He paid them in fucking RATIONS and boots. We are going to sink the boat too. Well farewell my dream of an orphan army. I shall think of you and your watery grave often.
The little lifeboat is rather comfortable.
Oooh, what’s that? Looks like a really big insect… I wanna eat it. Surely Magnus will let me have a bit of a play with it after he is done with it. Maybe it will still be alive and a bit of fun to chase. Hey, what’s going on up there? Oh, the giant bug is gone that’s not fun. Maybe it will come back?
As I rest in the safety of my life boat Luna tries to convert Morrack. I wish her luck.
We stop, we fish, we catch no … Luna caught and Abeleth. I am cooking dinner tonight my friends. Astraul I could use some help with the ingredients for and old family reciepe. Can you help me please?
… Om nom nom nom nom. So yummy, so revitalising!
I wonder back to the deck to watch the sun set and Morrack and the rest of the party spar.
As the sun sets, I hear Morrack call out MASH! And see a small spikey caterpillar crawl over the rails of the boat.
place my shield on to provide a larger mashing area and shift. They are on my boots – this is not good. These will be difficult to get our of my fur. I jump into the water to see if I can shake them off, maybe they want to swim away. Fuck… that elemental is very powerful. I cling to the edge of the boat and hold myself close to it. The bugs stay on me but don’t seem to move. I climb back onto the boat and see what else I can do to get these bugs off me. I roll myself on the deck. The captain comes over to me. Fuck Luna, that hurts! Green Man that fucking load what are you all about Lynn. The captain and I grab and remove the bugs that got under my clothes. He then runs away to help the others.
There are more, more. No! Why! Magnus comes to me and fans the bugs. I roll to the captain and hope that he can help me like he did before. He does. The bugs all die and while others retire for the evening I start collecting the bugs and dispos of them over the side. Xen wants to fish for the giant fish I just saw over the side. I don’t think that’s a great idea. Luna appears on the deck and tells us Xen caught…Diago.
Luna goes back down below rather then disscuss the fish with Xen. I clean the deck and leave the bucket with Xen before going to sleep myself. Breakfast was fruit and delicious meat and I eat and head up to the top deck and take up mu position in the life boat. Xen is up the crows nest, I want to go up there. When Xen comes down and I go up to the crows nest. There is a white triangle on the horizon. I tell the captain. I walk to my boat… Lynn shows morrack how to use a maul. That was very amusing. Luna tells me the white triangle is the sprail of a ship moving away from us. We sail, we fish, we catch Qwipper. IT’s gross, vile, so bad. I hold it our for the shark Diago. We slow down and unful the sails. I climb to the corws nest and keep a look out for her. We dock. We pay and I give them a few galifars to let them stay in port just on extra day. Luna tells me that I can talk to Diego tonight. I’m so very excited… there are so many animals I can learn from him. We walk towards the inn. I recall this town from one of our hunts. I wonder if that lovely in the Rosethorn… hrmmm something like that… is still open. ROSEWOOD!
The gentleman talk as we walk. I follow my new friends up a lot of stairs and we end up in the penthouse. There is a strange man who introduces himself as Atticus. He calls me strange for being a shifter. Hrmm… Rather impolite to remind me that people killed my kind. HA… I walk out to the veranda to have a look at the town. I come back inside and see what the old band would have been given for their last job. I gain a option ID kit and a few other useful items. We discuss out items and take stock of what we have. Luna and Lynn take off to Raul and Magnus. Xen and I head off to the market and sell some of our items. Xen finda a leather worker and arranges for a harness for Lynxs, I get an extra one made for me. We return to the Rosewood Inn and I eat a row ration as the only thing that has been purchased is Qwipper.
We start to talk about what we have allegedly discovered. Apparently… the Emerald Claw and the blood of Vol are connected. The Abector of the Blood of Vol is a lych and called Olabrid. The new destination is also apparently the FORT ZOMBIE. Sister Kindell is going there too and she is taking the vagabons to add to the undead army. There is something wrong with the way this party puts things together.
The ebb and the flow – the fall of the cirwn and the uprising of the religious factions. The nethers of scions arise – children children or the rise of dark magick. The congress holds key – Diamond dragon came to the University. Because of this line – Arcane congress. Zadkil – unknown and remains unknown.
A book is taken out of magnus’ bag and a whole bunch of words that didn’t make sense, obviously in code in trying to held.
? Navaktie mgiht be returning. Bel Shalor and is locked in eternal battle with another palidin in the eternal battle. The Quatle became the solver flame. Zadkael = a Quatole? Bloodline entwines – the house and the Queen are getting married, but maybe not. The bloodline and the houses should never meet.
Mabbarren legacy – dark plan – long shadows 3 days (colt 26-27-28) bringing a source of darkness to Ebberon
Blade of flame. Church of the solver flame – enter and The pure kill the shadow don’t know how to get in but the congress will help them. Lynn and Luna have a house Revival of the mark. The mark of Death Erradicates with house – bring it back the bloodline could be the revival. Effaced a house a mark changed or Canneth house has 3 Barrons/heads. Signey went to Fort Zombie with the Emerald Claw. Leaps and bounds. After a while we head off to the new house. We explore the house, it’s old but lovely. Magnus calls his insect and asks for a demo. I stalk it as soon as I am able.