Zol the 3rd of Lharvion 1002YK
By day 3 on Smuggler’s Shiv, our castaways felt prepared to start a more serious exploration of their surroundings. Starting, of course, with searching the wrecked ship that Joffa had spotted the day before. They set the other castaways to various jobs around the camp, and Joffa, Kreshton, Dadak, and Pol went on their way.
Without Sasha to lead the way, traveling was slowed despite Joffa having been this way before. Being overconfident and incautious, Joffa stumbled across a large snake sunning itself on a rock. In a moment of panic, Joffa quickly fired off an Eldritch blast, singeing the rock beside the snake. Disturbed by the party’s noisy passage through the jungle and upset by the blast of energy at its side, the snake lunged at Joffa. Joffa dodged quickly out of the way of the strike. Kreshton was quick to aide his companion and flung an axe at the snake, cleaving deep into its body. Pol and Dadak also joined the fray as Joffa withdrew to a safer distance. Dadak menaced the snake viciously with his club, and Pol struck it soundly with his mind blade. In retribution, the snake managed to sink a fang into Pol’s arm, but luckily Pol was able to fight off the effects of the poison coursing into him. Joffa finally finished the serpent off with a blast to its head.
The party continued their reckless, crashing way through the jungle and made it to the shipwreck without further incident. At the ship, with it’s figurehead of a tattooed woman, Dadak found tracks of some large animal that seemed to be using the husk of the ship for shelter. He decided to bang on the hull with his club to flush what he believed to be an Eurypterid out of hiding. Dadak succeeded in sending the beast fleeing through the hull of the ship, straight toward an unsuspecting Joffa. Luckily, Kreshton saw the eurypterid as it was exiting and called out to Joffa in warning, proceeded to once again do his best impersonation of eurypterid food. The eurypterid, unable to resist the tasting looking morsel, quickly ran up and clawed Kreshton’s leg. Dadak and Pol rushed to get to the other side of the wreck and join the battle. Dadak ran around the ship and Pol climbed over the hull. Joffa took good advantage of the distraction by blasting the eurypterid from behind.
Kreshton, seeing the success of his ‘live bait’ tactic, continued to wave ineffectively at the crustacean with his rapier. Wanting to savor it’s delicious treat, the eurypterid struck Kreshton with both claws and its tail, but gently enough to keep its prey alive and fresh as long as possible. Dadak then ran up beside Kreshton, and made sure to once again do his best to scare an animal as it is killed by his friends. Pol jumped down from atop the hull of the ship and struck at the beast, but to no avail. Joffa, though, once again took full advantage and blasted the animal in the back. Kreshton, finally realizing the flaw in his plan, struck again with his rapier. This time his aim was true and he landed the final mortal blow on the beast.
Continuing their search of the wreck, the party found no further resistance, but only managed to recover a small jeweled dagger from a half buried skeleton, and salvage the parts to make a working block and tackle. The party then returned to castaway beach and the Jenivere, and managed to recover a couple barrels using their newly found block and tackle. They then returned to camp and once again set watch for the night.