After the incident with the crab is resolved, several strong men at the docks work together to haul the strange ship and its dead crew to the beach where, presumably, it can do no more harm. The leprous woman collects her family and goes to her new home in the suburbs. The travelling priestess, who had been watching the children for her, follows her train of luggage and joins the family for dinner. Shortly after, there is a knock at the door, some of the village elders dropped by to politely ask the leper
- I mean, the lady of the house - to leave town. Like, tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the clever fellow leads a small group of men aboard the ship to inspect it, and find more dead bodies in the brig. They also find one survivor, a mercenary of sorts, locked in a cell with some of the bodies. Upon waking, the man draws a large golden sword and shatters the cell door. He says that he doesn’t know what happened to the crew or how they got there. Before he can be interrogated further, some of the town elders arrive and ask that the party please disembark the ship at once, as they wish to conduct their own investigation on the following morning.
Also meanwhile, the former resident is still looking for an old friend, and was able to track her down to a jewelry store owned by her father. She learns that her friend recently left town to join a travelling circus, much to the dismay of the village children whom she used to babysit. She is invited to stay with her friend’s family as they wait for their daughter to come home from her foolish quest.
Later that evening, as everyone is settling down for dinner or drinks, that same little girl comes running into the restaurant crying again. This time, she says even less, something about the docks, people are hurt. This is immediately followed by screaming from outside and several loud crashes. Several people make their way to doors and windows, and see villagers are being chased through the streets by strange scaled humanoids.
Recap: Jason, Mike, and Skivers joined the battle, Brandy healed the wounded (including at least one of the bad guys), and Djinni captured a couple fish-folk for questioning. Skivers sniped the bad guys from rooftops and treetops. Jason got peed on (more than once) defending a young maiden. Brandy went through another set of clothes making bandages for the wounded, Jeanne made friends with the little crying girl. Mike turned into a giant hamster and killed Shamoo.
After the battle, the villagers approached Jason, Mike, Skivers, and Djinni (Brandy had gone back to the Seven Moons & Flagon to treat the wounded), recognized them as Exalted due to the glowing caste marks and the fact that Mike’s character was a furry, and offered them all rooms for the night in thanks for their help.