Having so far an uneventful voyage the passengers of the Jen1vere sit down to dinner one night. A dinner of a fine sea food chowder. Then they wake up on a beach.
Well, Taurus wakes up. The rest of the passengers are scattered around the beach unconcious. Taurus walks over to the nearest, a half elf woman dressed in tight black clothing, and wakes her up. He gets tripped over for his trouble. He goes to the next passeneger and wakes her up, getting slapped in the face for his trouble. He then goes to wake up the friar but that just doesn’t work.
Whilst this is going on 3 creatures (eurypterids or sea scorpions) come out of the water to attack those lying helpless on the beach. The monsters are fought off.
As the passengers are all revived Canzee notices tracks leading away along the beach from where they woke. Off in the distance the mast of a ship can been seen over the headland at an odd angle. Canzee, Mwaree, Friar Bryn, Taurus and Kasai all go to investigate. Oparal stays and has a very frustrating conversation with the Gnome Bard Gelik Aberwhinge.
The party finds what remains of the Jenivere wrecked some 150ft from the shore. After waiting for low tide, Kasai clambers out to it with a rope made of vines and gets attacked by a eurypterid. Once that is put to sleep by Canzee and the rope tied to the ship, the rest the party joins Kasai on the ship, killing the sea scorpion on the way.
They find some equipment and their belongings in the storeroom as well as some food in the larder. There is also the body of the cook whom they figure out had been bitten to death by something like a snake. They also find the body of the First Mate, Alton Dever though his cause of death proves elusive. In the Captain’s cabin they find some potions, some gear including a holy symbol of Nethys, some charts and the Captain’s Log. They spend the rest of the day getting this back to the beach where their camp now is.
With the charts, Oparal is now able to work out where they are, the infamous island, the Smuggler’s Shiv, a place haunted by dead sailors and inhabited by cannibals. Just peachy!
That night, the people on watch are treated to the sight of the seafoam glowing a strange green colour, closer examination reveals humanoid shaped lights moving under the waves.
During the night, Canzee has a weird dream where they are all trying to save the ship by bailing with soup spoons, with the Captain and the Varisian woman laughing at them.
The next day, Aerys, Jask and Sasha head west to hunt, Ishirou continues scrounging and building a camp, whilst Aberwhinge goes off and sulks. The party heads east along the shore line. Before they go too far they, or rather Oparal, is attacked by a large venemous snake. Beyond that they are attacked by 3 flying reptiles (identified as Diamorhadons). Oparal makes for the jungle but is tracked by the keen eyed beast and very nearly killed, Friar Bryn is left lying on the ground and most of the others have bites on them. Only one beast is killed though the others are wounded. Canzee’s familiar, the Compy Flick, is the most effective combatant. The party returns to camp.
During the night the camp is attacked by a swarm of bats. Taurus, Gelik and Kasai are on watch but before everyone can be woken, the bats find that they have a fondness for gnome flesh, which sends the unharmed Gelik running for cover. With all their fire spells gone the party resort to using sticks from the fire to see off the nocturnal mammals. Jask and Friar Bryn, who is now carrying around a coconut that he calls “Wilson” and consults constantly, heal everyone before going back to bed.
The following day the parties split up pretty much as before, though no attempt is made to change the other castaways’ attitudes. Looking for water the party heads east again then turns south with the intention of finding some high ground. They are again attacked by flying reptiles with a similar result to last time, though they kill two of the creatures and continue on. They are again attcked by yet another pterosaur and discover its nest high up in a tree. Taurus climbs the tree and finds he can hear the sound of running water but cannot tell where it is coming from.
Being on the top of a rise now, the party turns east and heads for the ocean and reach a beach. A short way off there is an old shipwreck which they investgiate, only to be attacked by skeletons. Searching the wreck of the Golden Bow reveals some gold, but nothing else. The party starts heading south again.
They find an abandoned campsite, with the Captain’s hat and scarves from the Varisian scholar who had been on the ship with them. Canzee is able to follow the tracks until they turn inland along a game trail. The party decides to follow.
They soon come to a thicket of red thorns which they go around, crossing a small but full and fast stream with some difficulty. Continuing on they party, or rather Oparal again, gets attacked by a snake, a constrictor this time, which is very nearly the end of Oparal.
Losing the path, the party continues westerly and after avoid a large clearing full of yellowed plants, comes out on the beach of the large bay. Kasai, thinking that the jungle is proving too dangerous, stays close to the water and gets attacked by a giant crab. Further along they come across another camp site that is ruined but in the middle of it stands a humanoid figure. The figure does not respond until the party is much closer when it attacks. The creature proves to be mostly plant like.
Continuing along the party finds yet another abandoned camp, this time identified as formally belonging to the Red Mantis Assasins, as evidenced by their signature weapons (the saw toothed sabre and dagger) scattered around. Upon further searching the party finds a masterwork saw toothed dagger, which is claimed by Mwaree who then gives it to Oparal.
Here is where the party decided to spend the night, only to be attacked by 4 savage humans in the very early morning. The savages are killed but only after doing some damage to the party.
Experience earned: 1036
Friar Bryn: 2