Seventeen Seas

Episode 70 - Pistols, Then Swords

A New Captain

Game Date: Clockways 158 – 162, Year 75
Starting Point: Ilisan Sea
Player Characters Present: Hakari, Korbin “Pennyfeather” Quill, Lady Weed, Nasira az-Yassin bin-Nurit

With Lady Weed back aboard the Dragon Turtle_, the duel could commence. Obviously poisoned, Captain Inio simply couldn’t stand to Fakira and was quickly dispatched via her twirling axes and her poison breath. When he collapsed to the deck, Korbin ran to ""check his vitals":" and proclaimed him dead. Fakira az-Yassin ibbin-Nuritt was declared the ship’s new captain.

A small congregation of pirates turned up for Inio’s funeral rites, sharing stories and supplying the former captain with two pistols and a cutlass. He was tossed overboard, Korbin ensured, with a pearl in his mouth and, once the coast was clear, Korbin leapt into the water to retrieve him. Much to his anxiety, he discovered that Inio had fallen into a trench, possibly a volcano vent, and was carried along swiftly underwater through heated channels. Refusing to allow his friend and former captive to disappear, Korbin gave chase through the vent.

Back on the Dragon Turtle, the crew prepared to stage Hakari’s pantomime of Castaway Island. While Deadrick and Nasira bickered about donations and asking price, Lady Weed was ferried to the performance by her coterie of admirers, Hakari sought to reconcile Yu and Woodward and the whole crew had an absolute raucous blast, throwing two afterparties to celebrate their successful show.

Meanwhile, Korbin continued to drift down the vent.

The next morning, a fierce thunderstorm rolled over the pirate galley. Scrambling to their stations, the crew attempted to weather-proof the ship but when great fists of water rose from the sea and began slamming the ship, they knew they’d encountered something different than an ordinary thunderstorm. Nasira attempted to stow cargo, Lady Weed sang to inspire the sailors and a hungover Hakari struggled with a rope, back and forth across the deck. Miraculously, this somehow succeeded in steering the vessel through the thunderstorm.

Meanwhile, Korbin continued to drift down the vent.

That is, until he wasn’t. Emerging amid a small body of freshwater, Korbin was exhausted, enervated and senseless, after two days of drifting after his disappeared captain. He’d arrived on a massive jungled island, complete with carvings of the bone totem he carried in his pocket. He was confronted by a number of small, thick-skulled inhabitants and, brushing aside their darts, wandered senselessly through the jungle until he saw something on the horizon.

There was a ship with black sails arriving in the bay. The Dragon Turtle had, after many long months at sea, had arrived at the island of treasure.




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