Before we set out to sea, there was one more loose end that needed to be taken care of. Ms. Peril. Lorenz took point in the conversation. With us having the leverage, it was agreed upon to take her onboard as a crew member, with minimal cost to our gold level. I am sure the cost will be far greater before our time with her has finished.
With that taken care of, and the Deep Current outfitted, it was time to finally set sail. I am thrilled to be gone from this place. I’ve been a little too comfortable showing my true self around here. I am putting myself in potential peril (I can only assume her name fits her way too well) by revealing it. Hopefully, by the time we have set sail and returned, the stories will have all blown over. Sadly, I am linked to this Valdemar ship, so there is more problems with that. I should have thought more clearly.
Leaving the dock was not without its own set of problems. As we were navigating from the harbor, a ship was coming into the area far too fast for anyone’s good. It seemed to be lined with us, if a ferry had not been in the way. There was a collision and many people were spilled into the bay. We hesitated on whether or not we want to get involved. Finally, aiding the people in the water won out in our minds. The ship that hit the ferry looked to be attacked by pirates and the captain did not survive the impact. After successfully rescuing us, a group of nobles who watched the whole ordeal from afar, came to us and lavished us with goods and praise. They wanted to throw us a celebration for our accomplishments. Kaledith soaked up the praises and exaggerated them further. Lorenz, trying to deflect the attention about us and the Scarnetti’s, humorously mentioned than him and Kaledith were an item. This did not go over too well with our half benefactor. The nobles, as annoying as they can be did give us information that Gradon Scarnetti had already sailed a couple of days ahead of us and might be seeking revenge.
Finally we were on the seas. We were intercepted by a naval vessel looking for pirate activity. They began to search our ship. It was found out that there was a pirate captive, one of Peril’s former crew, on board their ship. He began to go crazy hearing the voice of Ms. Peril. This caused concern from Captain Bardomma. He began to quiz us all. I was unable to convince him and we wanted me to meet up with the pirate. I played the noble card and said I found it beneath me for such trivial things. He agreed. He still wanted the pirate to hear our women’s voices. I quickly grabbed drinks and attempted to change Peril’s voice with some extra ingredients in her drink. It worked and we were free to depart.
A couple of days later, on the horizon… we feel we have spotted pirates!