Goblin Skulls & Shackles

Raiders of the Fever Sea, parts 3 & 4

Abridged & Combined 'cause the GM is a slacker!

The Licktoad Pirates sailed the Sea Spite on the high seas for days, scouring the horizon for sails. One night, they spotted a sail, but it vanished before they were able to catch it. The next night, they saw another sail, but again, it vanished from sight before they could catch it.

On the third night, a fog arose and surrounded the ship. Looming out of the fog was the ship they failed to catch on the previous two nights. It attacked from port astern (could’ve been starboard…goblins always get them confused). The ship, Deathknell, was a fabled ghost ship, and it’s captain, Whalebone Pilk was out for blood. As his brine zombies attack, he directed their actions from the Deathknell’s command deck.

Although they suffered casualties, the Licktoad Pirates fended off the brine zombies while Garagorrne peppered Whalebone with arrows. Captain Spack Jarrow swung across the gap and delivered a fatal blow to Whalebone, a blow so mighty, it caused the Deathknell to sink! (At least, from the goblins’ perspective.)

With no land in sight, they continued on their way. Several days later, they found a listing fishing trawler. Upon investigation, they found it had been the victim of an attack of some sort, but someone had gone out of their way to cover up the evidence. Brodo Faggins and Captain Spack Jarrow stayed aboard the trawler investigating, while the others returned to the Sea Spite and prepared to cut the trawler loose and immolate her if there was an ambush waiting. Brodo opened up the hatch to the main hold and was greeted with crossbow fire. He slammed the hatch shut, while Captain Spack Jarrow shoved several of his own crossbow bolts through the latch. They returned to the Sea Spite, and cut the trawler loose while Ent Cleastwood threw alchemist’s fire at it. The trawler went up in flames

After it burned to the waterline, they noticed three sahuagin swimming after them, intent on boarding and attacking the crew. Captain Spack Jarrow ordered the ship to sail away, and they left the fishmen behind. A few days later, land was spotted, and open that small island, a small fort and tower. Fishguts tentatively identified it as Tidewater Rock…the elusive destination for which they’d been searching.

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