Well, after a successful, silent looting of those assholes who tried to sink us, we were able to get back to the ship and rest for the night without issue. Of course, we didn’t sleep in and pulled anchor at first light before those drunken losers discovered the theft. It was a nice 3 day sail without interruption. Just relaxing and driving the boat, humming some sea shantys to pass the time. We wound up on an island called Obses that had a port. We figured we’d try to offload as much gear as possible. We docked and got off only to be greeted with weird glances form some half fish guy. Apparently looking at them at all seemed to cause some concern from some of the non-fish people. Not sure why. So we headed to some merchants and we just weren’t getting anywhere. Apparently, the fish people were part of a raiding pirate squad who killed a bunch of townsfolk and militia and stuff and they just weren’t having it since they really had no money since apparently the pirates took almost everything. Well, with 12 days to kill until the log pose recalibrates itself, we decided to do the right thing. Well, the right thing for us. We kill the pirates here, get on good rapport with the townspeople, and get discounts on goods! After a LOT of back and forth about whether we should really do it or not. We decide to do it but we need as much information as possible. It just so happened that the “mayor” of the town was in the same tavern as us drinking it up since most of his people were killed under his watch. We convince him to sleep it off and in the morning get him to spill everything he can to us. We find out where they are staying(the mayors old house) and that the pirate captain likes to go swimming with his entourage. As he is letting us know these things, some of the pirates walk in, which sent the townsfolk into a tizzy and scrambling to hide. We weren’t taking any shit from them but apparently they knew who we were because they had one of our wanted posters. No time for diplomacy on this one. We sprang into action, quickly dispatching them and getting the mayor and townsfolk to hide the bodies for us. We might have been a little intimidating at how quickly we sent those pirates to their deaths.
We spent a few days scouting and coming up with the ultimate plan, which ended up being a frontal assault blitzkrieg. Especially since it won’t be long before they all know we’re in town and looking to cash in. We go invisible and fly over the mansion to do some scouting. That’s when Suhrlock and Shenora figure out that most of the pirate henchment are just illusions. 2 for every 1 man(or fishman…whatever) So Shenora and Suhrlock come up with a great plan. We all take a bead from the necklace of fireballs and drop them evenly spread out(2 for me please!) to get rid of all the illusions and hopefully dispatch the rest before the captain and his retinue of lackeys shows up. Of course, we did notice something off about the pool in the courtyard and the swimming sharks but we didn’t plan on going down there to retrieve the treasure yet anyway. Plus, there wouldn’t be any water by the time Suhrlock got done with it. Much to our surprise, as soon as we dropped the fireballs and he evaporated the pool, the sharks morphed…into the damn Captain and his crew! Now it’s on like Donkey Kong. They black tentacle the casters so I fly down and try to do what I can to attack the guys on the outer edge. That’s when I got bum rushed by the captain and his first mate. and let me tell you, they hit like ton of bricks. After the first round, I was feeling ok but after the 2nd round, I almost blacked out. Mav came to get me back in the game though and with much fervor I annihilated the first mate. I wasn’t going to beattacked form 2 sides, no sir. As I’m keeping them busy, Shenora, Mav and Suhrlock(with Shatral) are taking care of the other guys as well still dropping bombs or whatever they can on the guys stuck in the black tentacles. Eventually we get the wizard to go down as well, although the invisible cleric took some time as well as the captain but eventually Mav kept us going with healing and we were able to outlast them and free the town and give them back a portion of what was taken…we don’t do this shit for free you know! Now, let’s see what kinf of bargain we can strike with the town since we know we can come back to barter goods at any time now.