Campaign Formerly Know as Cousken's

Captain’s log, by Nerissa, captain of "The Dragon's Star”

Captain’s log: Day 2 in free port

Well this day started rather charming. Vi were attacked by Drow assassins when we all vent back for the stuff Xune and the others had ordered. Nevitash had suspected them to be there but was kind enough to keep that information for himself. He seems to be keeping a lot of information for himself lately. For instance he had failed to tell his friend Captain George Morgan that I’m a captain as well. That pig just won’t quit trying to make me abandon my title.

Anyway it was a scary fight. Thees assassins knew what they were doing and a magical barrier prevented us from doing anything other than facing them head on. The barrier didn’t go down until we had defeated them all. One of them was being held hostage by us but when the authorities entered the store demanding to leave with the assassin Shadow stepped up and unnoticeably killed the prisoner. He is good at doing stuff unnoticed. I still haven’t figured out what he did to the set of clothing I borrowed him…

Xune made a scene with the authority figure, calling himself Ideal. He would have taken her with him if it wasn’t for the fact that she is under my command as long as she is acting as a part of my crew.

Anyhow, Captain Morgan followed us back to my ship and told us a little about the situation in the city. Nevitash spent the time trying to reacquaint himself with Amelia. I don’t think she has forgiven him for the last time jet though…

Captain Morris told us that he had prof in is office inside the spear that made Ideal a traitor to the city, but he was not able to present the evidence himself to anybody and he needed our help to do so. Right now I can’t really remember why we accepted, but we did. I forced Nevitash into taking a swim too. That bastard seamed to need it. Amelia almost took a swing at me whit her sword by mistake in the process and she has been avoiding me ever since. That’s good since I didn’t what her to try and talking me out of doing this. I wounder where she is at the moment tough…

This evening there was to be a celebration for the new Mage that was to preform the maelstrom-turn. If we had an invitation we could easily get in and sneak of to his office for the papers. Sadly we did not have one and apparently only prominent captains would receive such an honorably invitation. That doesn’t really stop us though. We are pirates after all and Xune has a way with words. We gave the officials at the bureau three reasons to why I should have been invited. That was interesting, apparently I eat dragons now… Thanks for that Shadow …

My invitations stated that I could bring two guests and so we could easily get Xune and Shadow in and we arranged it so that Meatshield could pose as my property and carry a gift for the Mage. It feels kind of weird though to have a sentient warforged as property… Claw and Brack had to stay behind on the boat.

The celebration itself was a strange experience. I may be used to act in similar establishments but never in this form. It made me feel a bit vulnerable not to have my sword on my person, but it was a comfort to know that it was in Meatshields bag of holding.

Don’t ask me how it happened but Nevitash was at the feast to, looking charming as usual. It took some self control to actually go whit Xune and the others on the mission and not just stay there with him.

We managed to get Shadow to sneak of unnoticed and after awhile he returned whit the papers. I wonder what else he might have put down in his pockets…

Anyhow the lot fell on me to present the documents to the Masked tyrant, The ruler of Freeport. He was sitting in his high seat overlooking the celebration and when he turned to look at me I felt very uncomfortable. I couldn’t see any flesh on him at all. Everything was only robes and mechanics and when he spoke to me he did it straight into my head like Nevitash sometimes does. It made my own skin crawl. The masked tyrant thanked me for my service and asked for my chose of award. I told him that I and my company wanted to deal with Ideal ourselves. Xune had told me that she wanted to see if she could get some answers out of him since we suspected Ideal was behind the Drow assassins. I suppose I could have asked for something more… Like gold perhaps, but right then I felt it being reward enough just to get to leave the masked tyrants presence. All the guests at the party stepped away from me when I came down again. Only Nevitash came up to me and pulled me close. That made me feel better. He has the most calming and reassuring voice.

We left the celebration a while later to encounter Ideal at his house where official city guards already had taken out most off his men. Ideal was presumed to hold up in the basement and so we ventured forward. Indeed we bumped in on the traitor in his cellar together with four nasty fire-constructs. I never thought I’d see Meatshield go down In battle. He always seems unstoppable and unaffected by everything around him. I guess that just isn’t true. I did my best to help him but I had already used up much of my psionic strength on getting Shadow fit for battle. That poor fellow had already had around eight arrows in his chest this morning. I admire his endurance… Meatshields too.

When he defeated Ideals underlings the barrier protecting him from us died down. It was the same barrier that had blocked the door this morning. He didn’t surrender until he was more dead than alive. Then he confessed that he had been recruited three years ago by a secret organization to kill us all in exchange to be the next Mask tyrant. That doesn’t make any sense since I’ve only known this people a couple of weeks and apparently they haven’t been out adventuring more than around six months… strange indeed. What person from our past could we all have in common? I doubt anyone since they obviously haven’t been out at sea much… very odd indeed. Shadow wanted Ideal to learn him to speak demon, for some reason but then Meatshield stabbed Ideal to death. I suppose that was the right thing to do if Shadow is drawn to stuff like that…

Later this evening we observed the new Mage preforming the maelstrom-ritual. This time it went without deadly explosions which means that we are free to set sail tomorrow. I need to stop now. Someone is knocking at my door…

Comments

Bra skrivet som alltid :), tycker alltid det är lika intressant att se skillnaderna i vad vi tar upp och hur vi tar upp det.

 

ja, det är det bästa med allting ;-)

 

“That was interesting, apparently I eat dragons now… Thanks for that Shadow …” <—This made me laugh a bit ;)

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