Wild:42 Selling Silver
Starring: Bo, Fuelwen & Splat, Brilla, TskTsk
Guest Starring: Jayde, Ethyl, Lori (Full-blooded Yaun-ti cleric), The Lord (Rakshasa)
Challenge: Greater Spawn of Jubilex (×2); Drow Werebats (×10) and Harpy
Location: Moonless Island
Date Played: 29 Jul 2010
Attacked while leaving port
TskTsk: As we sail away from the Wild Tentacles our ship is attacked by two large abominations! All hands are ordered below deck and we begin our defense of the ship, however before things can get truly underway the Elder calls upon his gods, who frighten the beasts. They did not defend themselves as we cut them down. It almost felt like cheating.
Brilla: Bo yet again proved his worth when the ship was beset by some elemental abominations. He quickly rolled up his sleeves and made them cower away from the ship. We took this opportunity to make full sail and take a few pot shots while getting away. The crew was very good on their below deck evacuation, though. Fuelwen has been making an improvement there at least.
Fuelwen: The beasts that set upon us were dispatched easily. Bo's command of the elements proved valuable.
The dagger causes problems
TskTsk: It is without surprise that I comment that the talking dagger has stabbed us in the back. While controlling Fuelwen, she made some enemies, powerful enemies. It angered the drow "union" on Drn Tg, who will likely seek revenge on Fuelwen and his clutch. I will defend them, but I do not understand their affection for the dagger.
Brilla: Our return trip to Tyr'Ng was punctuated with some surprises from Ethyl. She seems to have made some "frienemies" while on the island with some drow. Evidently she botched a poison or the like and they took offense to that. I can't tell if there is more to the story or not, but I'm guessing there is. We have to be very careful next time we come back here.
We also met with a Yuan-Ti called Lori that was interested in buying the kelp producing machine from us. She worships snakes and plants, so it seemed fitting. She said she would pay us and owe us favors as well. One of them was to extend the use of it to the gnomes when they need it. Being persecuted by the dwarves as well, they agreed.
Fuelwen: I really should cease to make deals with Ethyl that entail giving her use of my body. After a possession, she tells me that she's run afoul of a cult of Drow on Drn'Tg. I have a terrible feeling that this will return to bite us in the ass.
We also sold the kelp machine for some money- and a favor. We arranged the favor so that we, or an agent that carried our seal, could cash in on it. We might be able to sell the favor in kind, if we don't find a direct use of it. I think the gnomes might find it useful for attacking Drn'Tg.
The island of Moonless
TskTsk: Having a cargo hold full of silver, we decide to sell it where it will fetch the highest price—an island with a lycanthrope problem. The elder begins greasing the wheels and finds a potential buyer in a rakasha known only as "The Lord".
The gatekeeper of the warlord's manor has a jerky method of movement, one that is told to me later reveals that he is being dominated. We enter the home and meal with The Lord, who agrees to a high price for the silver.
We escort his staff to our vessel and they unload the silver and we count the coin. All is good.
Brilla: With all of this silver, we looked for likely candidates. The best we could find was an island with waring lycanthropes.
Upon reaching the island we find that "The Lord" is the one we should seek about offloading the silver for a good price. We are invited for food and drink when meeting with him.
The meeting went well and we were offered a good bit of coin. We accepted it willingly, though wanted to make sure that none of our crew were effected by his powers of domination like some of his staff. We took it upon ourselves to be present when the silver was taken and the gold was paid to us. All went well, or so it seemed for the time being.
Fuelwen: "The Lord" seemed to be a mighty predator. But he also seemed… not worthy of trust. His staff seemed… odd. Still, the negotiations went well, although Bo seemed off through dinner. He said he was fine, though.
TskTsk: As we set sail, Jayde inspects the coinage and finds half of them to be false coins. Everyone is enraged and decides to turn around and seek retribution. As we look at the shore, large bats are seen on a quick course to attack us. We prepare and the bats turn out to be werebats, and a harpy is with them.
The werebats try some midair tomfoolery and half of them end up in the drink. Fuelwen and I make quick work of them, then I fly up to engage the harpy. In response to the pummeling she sings the most beautiful music I have ever heard. I follow the song as long as I can, but unfortunately my Fly potion wears off and I descend slowly into the drink. I feel foolish for loving that song, but I can't get it out of my mind.
Brilla: For some reason Jayde decided to check our coin after we were already in the water. It appeared that nearly half of the coins were fake! We immediately set course to return to the island. Mid turn, we noticed that there were objects coming toward us in the sky. We soon found them to be werebats and a harpy.
The fight was tough as they kept their distance from us for most of the fight. The crew did a good job of pelleting their leader with fire so that the ballista could hit their mark more easily.
Near the end of the fight I was bit by one of the bats and could feel their disease coursing through my veins. Now we really need to go back to the island not only to get our gold, but also find a cure for this disease in case it is accelerated due to the properties of the Wilding.
Fuelwen: I will rip his teeth out and feed them to him through his eye sockets. Then I will plunder his estate for everything he is worth. Then I will salt the earth and plant his skull in the center as a reminder to future generations.
Wiki edit: Brilla, TskTsk, Fuelwen: 1 vial of "silversheening oil of magic [+3] align [weapon/fang]"
- +15,000gp for sale of the vegetation control box - ethyl takes a full share
- +4,875gp from sale of silver
- 4,875gpworth of fake coins