We start on a boat headed for the capitol city of Matthews. The scene opens to Edge(Ryan), Ziliad(Sean), Fiery(Bekah), and Celindara(Stephan). The party meets and gets acquainted. A few days from the city, Ziliad walks past the dining room area and hears Timothy Nibs talk of the syndicate. After a brief confrontation, Ziliad manages to convince Tim to give up the name of his contact who knows of the representative for the syndacite. Tim tells Ziliad of the name Jelly Waffle who is staying at the 3 cubs inn.
Tim also asks Ziliad to keep an eye for someone named ashkar.
Another introduction happens between a burly man named josran and celindara. Josran, who is from arrowsdale like Ziliad, mentions that he is going to get aid for the city after the most recent raid. Celindara writes a letter of introduction and recommendation for Josran directed to a contact in Matthews. This should help Josran get the help he’s looking for.
Suddenly, the captain calls out for everyone to be on deck. They see a boat pulling in and it seems to be steered by an injured man. Edge notices stilted movements from the driver and warns Wilheim. The captain warns everyone to be ready for an attack. Sure enough, as soon as the boat gets close enough, three grappling hooks come across and orcs rise up from cover. It’s an orc pirate attack. They also notice dead bodies all around the ship.
Female orc freaks dual wielding swords cross nimbly over the ropes. Well, all but one, who manages to fall off and gets swept away in the busy ocean. Ziliad rushes to the front and blocks off most of the attackers, as well as taking the brunt of the damage. While the orc witch blinds Ziliad and curses the rest of the party, Celindara uses her psionic powers and blasts the attacks, as well as healing her party. Fiery and the orc bombadier blasts the opposing foes with immense heat and power; Fiery knocks the enemies off their feet and summoning living balls of flame to destroy her foes all while the bombadier summons fire grenades and lobs them across the blue expanse. The orc archer blasts arrows into his enemies with such a power to knock them back many feet and Edge bravely darts across the ropes, using his hexblade powers to channel dark magic through his mighty bastard sword, destroying both the bombadier and witch doctor. After the orc freaks have been vanquished, Ziliad decapitates the orc syndaciate leader while he was standing on the edge of the boat. Ziliad manages to barely catch the head as it was about to fall off the edge but as he did, he roared and intimadated at the remaining orc archer, with blood-dripping head in hand. The orc archer decides to defect and goes for an escape, as he is the last one left. As the orc archer was drifting away, Celindara decides to try and leap from the the merchant vessel onto the rowboat but misses and falls straight into the water. Edge responds by cutting one of the ropes, to allow her to catch herself and go back up the rope. Celindara is saved and Fiery decides to launch her fiery ball at the escaping orc archer, causing the boat to sink and the archer to flee from the boat onto the rope Celindara was on. Edge, the only one standing on the enemy’s boat manages to land an eldritch blast on the last orc, destroying it.
During the encounter, the party manages to see some sort of breach at the lower levels of the ship, so the captain orders an investigation.
BANG! Edge is knocked back and on his ass by a massive force, seeing the merchant vessel that they were in originally explode.
To be continued…
Plans for next encounter :
Rescue as many people as they can
Look for explosives
Figure out who’s ship this belongs to
Rescue as much cargo as they can
Investigate deaths of members