Characters: Iana Baton, Griffyn, Duet Alexander, Aurian Stef, Mayre Stoutheart, Bram, Wogren Duval, Quentin, Bartok
This is a collaborative synopsis of the 4 September 2005 game in the Oceania campaign of the Daleth world.
Bram and Wogren go to talk to the harbormaster to check on shipments. They learn that the Harbormaster has been working at this job for 20 years. Cargo is only logged if the harbor crew is used to on-load/off-load cargo. Some ships use private cargo handlers. He directs them to a private loader that he knows.
The party finds the person in one of the harbor-side bars. Thorvald, a red haired 7' man, was a loader for the Dolphin that remembers transferring Greek fire to the Wave Runner, which is captained by Erik Kruug.
The party decides that they need to wait for the Wave Runner to arrive in port. Wogren asks Danae to fly around and let Wogren know when ships come into port.
The Salty Dog comes into port but does not offload. They ask the harbormaster and learn that this ship only uses private loaders. They go find Thorvald at the bar talking to another person (Jan) in a foreign language. Bran buys him a beer and discovers that The Salty Dog follows much the same pattern.
Bran suggests that Aurian and Iana try and get hired on as a loader.
The Wave Runner arrives in port. Aurian and Iana do get hired to help offload The Salty Dog. They end up transferring about 1000 barrels of cargo. Aurian and Iana get paid 10GP for the labor and head back to The Modru.
The crew follows the ship as it heads away from Lynd and they leave the shipping channels and heads for the Goblin territory. The party decides to wait till they pass the last island hear the coast and then attempt to board them. If they resist, then Bram will use a Lightning Bolt to destroy the ship. Bram studies and goes to bed to ready a few extra spells.
About sundown, they pass the last island off the port bow. The party begins discussing what they should do next when the boson interrupts the meeting to report that one of the crew (Jon Wolfe) did not report for watch and cannot be located on the ship.
As they contemplate what this means, they hear the cry "Fire!" shortly followed by an explosion that rocks the ship. They soon discover that the hold is filling with water. Wilrow has the ship turn about and they race back for the last island before the ship sinks. He manages to beach the ship on a sandy inlet.
Wogren reports that Danae saw someone swimming back to the island from the ship. After gathering some gear, the party heads out after saboteur. After about an hour and a half, the party tracks the saboteur to a cave.
The cave is wide enough for 2 to walk, 1 to fight. Using their standard marching order (Mayre, Aurian, Griffyn, Quentin, Iana, Bram, Duet, Bartok, Wogren), the party enters the cave carefully. As Mayre enters the cave, she is threatened by a bow shot so she attacks with her sword.
The party advances into the cave and in short order, the party finishes the battle capturing the missing crewmate and 5 guards who were also in the cave.