Islands of Fire and Crystal

The wagons roll in

The rest of the party arrives

That same day, a merchant caravan arrives in town, bringing with them some foreign passengers: a leprous woman, her bodyguard, two small children, and a travelling priestess. Another ship also pulls into port carrying a young lady who was once a resident of this small town. All of these travelers find their way to the Seven Moons and Flagon looking for food and lodging, only to find all the inns in town have no vacancies. Apparently there is a festival coming up and the town is already full of visitors.

Out of nowhere, a little girl runs into the restaurant crying, she exclaims there has been an accident at the docks and people are hurt. Several people from the restaurant hurry to the docks to help. They find that an unknown ship has crashed into two other ships, damaging one and sinking the other. There are injured sailors and dock workers all around the docks and flailing in the water. The pirate captain starts barking orders to her crew, the dock workers, and anyone else who is able to help, organizing the rescue of drowning victims. The barbarian jumps into the water to rescue some of the victims herself. The leper apparently knows a thing or two about medicine and starts tending to the wounded. The former resident takes this opportunity to sneak around town looking for someone in particular… And the curious fellow from the bar boards the reckless ship that started this whole mess to find out what caused the accident.

After several hours, all of the injured who could be saved are moved from the docks to one of the pirate’s warehouses for triage and treatment, and all of the victims are accounted for. That is, until the fellow who boarded the ship discovered it’s crew were all murdered, their eyes and mouths sewn shut, the dead helmsman tied to the wheel. Before he can report his findings to anyone else, though, the fellow is assaulted by an angry coconut crab. Normally, folks simply ignore these creatures until it’s time to cook them for dinner, but this guy was from out of town so he didn’t know better. Thus began a 3-hour long fight scene between the crab, the man, and the barbarian. Surprisingly, the crab held its own and almost made off with one of the man’s shiny daggers.



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