RPM:16 Sea Storm
Starring: 🏹 Ehsan, 🐺 Ildefons, 🐘 One-Tusk
Guest Starring: Hernaut, Estafana “The Parrot”, Scalehard, Wilfred Mace, Wish Dreamer, Lae’ela’e, Stowaway (Cuthati)
Challenge: Sea storm with monster (Tuhinga o mua (bulbous spaghetti monster) and Sillage
Location: Bluebird, Landfall at the Guardian Marker in Eben
Date Played: 20 Sept 2017
Storm at Sea
🐘 One-Tusk: I am learning to hate sea travel. It's an easy lesson. I HATE SEA TRAVEL.
Creature from the Depths
🐘 One-Tusk: The storm washes over our ship, tossing us in the waves, and we see the source- a sillage. Any powder I had would be wet, but I don't have any powder handy anyway. Tentacles and horrors and a massive storm… I bite down hard on my courage and climb. Into the rigging. Yes, I know how stupid that sounds, but I also know that tall buildings defend themselves against lightning strikes through lightning rods. There's a spool of metal cable, an angry (and intelligent) storm, and a monster that deserves a good lightning strike.
Sadly, I damage the ship a bit in the process, but likely less than the monster would have. Estafana will hopefully not be too upset.
🏹 Ehsan: Off in the distance I spot something vague in the ocean. A portal has ripped itself open, causing a massive torrent with something has crawling through. My vantage point from up on the masts would do me well in trying to deal with this thing, however the sails and become a nuisance in this wind. I quickly manage the rigging, but in my haste my hands are burned from the ropes.
I go below decks to keep an eye on our cargo, only to finally spot our stowaway. That sorcier woman from the warehouse has been following us. I manage to land several of my hits, using the rocking of the ship to my advantage. Unfortunately that damned creature from the portal broke open into the side of the ship, causing water to spill in and dragged away the agent. Why she was on the ship will sadly have to remain a mystery.
Rescue of Lae’ela’e
🐘 One-Tusk: It's not only our side that was disrupted by the Sillage… Lae'ela'e is a warrior from the deep… and the other side of the portal.
🏹 Ehsan: Another...thing from the portal has made it's way here. It seems that Ildefons has worked out a means of communication with it and the others trust it for some unknown reason. They've said it's some kind of warrior. Why it wasn't immediately 'dealt with' I cannot understand. No good ever comes from those things. I'll be keeping my eye on it.
Brief Stop in Condrol
🏹 Ehsan: We make an emergency stop to a port for some repairs to the ship. No doubt we'd never arrive to our destination without it and at least it gives us an excuse to get off the damned ship. While this isn't the exact city that I had visited on my initial travels, it does remind me of another port in the region and I enjoy the sights for a time.
My eye is drawn to a fortune teller. He curiously imitates the styles of my homeland. A bit disappointing really, as local divination techniques are much more interesting and tend to have more accurate results than attempting to copy the methods in Kirkush. This man specialized in card reading, a kind of fortune telling from [INSERT CITY HERE] and seems to be popular outside home ever since we opened our boarders back up again.
The reading takes a darker turn as the cards read danger and death. He insists I take payment back, however I am wary of his reading and leave the money on the table. It would be bad luck to leave a telling unpaid. Interesting that this reading is given so soon after we had found that thing from the portal. I'll have to keep my guard up around it.