As Tristan turns the ship out of port, Joker suddenly appears in front of him and says he’s there to help. Kazuo notes that he sees something in the distance about 500ft away. Francis goes below deck and notes that there are 6 cannons below deck [along with the 6 above deck], 100 mustket balls, 50 pistol bullets, and 20 cannonballs. Tristan assigns ranks to the crew members, Derin decides to commit mutiny. Tristan tries to speed up the ship, but jams the wheel until Kaz fixes it. Derin punches Tristan across the face and walks around the ship. The drows scatter and some go to sleep. Aisling flies out and sees the same place Kazuo saw, but is able to make out a small light (like a torch).
Francis finds several bags of food as well as barrels of wine, whisky, and water. Francis finds a white Leo stone inside a golden and peridot chest. Blaze takes the wheel and Tristan sneaks up to Derin, but is intimidated by him. Aisling flies at Derin and scratches at his chest. Niobe casts Poison on her spear, waving it around
Kazuo blesses the party with his holy energy as he glows with blue light. Tristan stabs Derin in the back of the neck and brings him down, and then throws him overboard. A crab-claw handed man climbs unto the ship.
The drow fire their arrows at the hooded creature with the crab hand and he falls down, but Niobe and Aisling spot further movement in the water. Kaz notes of a large aura approaching and something suddenly pops out of the sea. A gigantic sea snake bears its fangs towards the ship along with three of the hooded creatures.
[29 turns bless
98 squares away, 30ft acceleration]
Kazuo runs up the snake and slams it with his fists. Niobe poisons and kills one of approaching cultists. Joker takes a shot at the sea snake with his pistol. Francis shoots lightning at the snake, ducking under the stairway. Drankairus seems to be put under a evil spell and turns toward Niobe.
The cannons are all shifted toward the sea monster. The others ignore Tristan’s orders and attack the cultists. One drow shoots the snake in the heart, causing it to bleed. Another cultist is shot in the spine. Kazuo jumps off of the snake’s back, and the snake tries to bite him, but he holds open his mouth and rolls away. Kazuo tries to force the creature to leave, but fails to intimidate it. Tristan throws Niobe his old musket, since he now has Derin’s. Francis fires another bolt and deduces that this is a variety of giant poisonious sea snakes. Joker smashes one of the cultists with his hammer. Drankairus slashes at the drow’s leader Niobe with his plasma sword. The drows turn around when they hear her scream, and some shoot at Drankairus while the others continue to load the cannons. One of the drow shoots at Drank’s hands and he drops his sword unto the deck. The snake dives toward the ship, but the drow dive out of the way. Tristan notices that the sword is dropped and moves over to retrive it. Kazuo tries to disarm him, but Tristan moves his hand away. “It’s mine now!”
Niobe slices at Drank with her spear, leaving a cut across his nose. Cannonballs fly across the ship, but fail to connect with anything. The drow slash at Drankairus, one of them slices him across the neck. Tristan tries to swing the sword at Drankairus, but he drops the sword since it is too heavy for him. Kazuo tries to seal up Drankairus’s neck wound and successeds, but Drankairus is still injured. Francis offers to operate on Drankairus and feeds him a powerful potion to help him heal. Tristan helps Blaze guide the ship down the sea. With Niobe’s help, Blaze accelerate the ship to 30ft. (88 squares). Tristan orders the drow to start loading the cannons. Tristan and Aisling spot a Forest Dragon with a serpent like shape and wings in the distance atop the mountains that is covered with greenery. Kazuo falls asleep atop the mast. Francis falls asleep in the doctor’s quarters. Blaze Accelerates to 70ft. With the help of his friends (74 squares away). Tristan detects magic on Niobe’s Ring (3 more 0-level per day), but the magic on the ring is too powerful for him to understand. Meanwhile Tristan brews a Sleeping potion for about 1 hour. The ship accelerates to 100ft. (54 squares away). The cannons are now fully loaded. The ship moves into full 180ft speed (18 squares away).
Early the next morning, Blaze and Kaz notice some animals on the port. Tristan scares them away with his gun. He divides the crew and heads out. We step out into a jungle with various shadows and moving creatures.
The trees are molded into strange shapes and bumps, and crossbows appear from the side of the trees. I detect that these creatures are camoflauged, hidden in the jungle. I chug down my potion of invisibility and become invisibile for 20. Aisling hears voices in the distance in a different language. I almost step on a pit trap while invisibile as the lizardmen scatter. Kazuo is able to converse with the lizardman since he speaks Draconic. They promise to lead the party to the sanctuary, but once we do we see about 6 Aries ships with cannons, horses, catapults, and strange creatures with ram horns. Eventually the invisibility wears off. We find Miniri’s younger sister, Felina Nya Kranttos and the party says sorry and returns the stone to her.