20th day of Sarenith, 4713 AR
The party started off the day on the deck of their ship. The crew members were chatting amongst themselves, when suddenly, overhead, an enormous eagle swooped over them! As it descended, the crew could make out that, a small amphibious man was clutched in the bird’s talons.
The eagle dove lower, and it was then that the crew noticed the man was screaming to the eagle, “Drop me there. No, there! On that ship! Too far, too far!” The eagle dropped the man, and flew off squawking some noise that sounded like a chuckle. The man fell down, down, down, and plopped into the water right next to the ship.
“Gavid Doins, long time no see, huh?” said Leonardo. Jacinth Deepwarder stomped up to Gavid, then, suddenly, Gavid licked her face.
“Who the hell are you and what are you doing on our ship?” Jacinth screamed.
“I am Gavid Doins, the grippli (and don’t get me confused with that printer of the town David Goins). I am a very experienced healer, and a friend of yours, Leonardo, is my very own cousin. I come from Port Shaw seeking adventure! Now if that’s a good enough introduction for you, street performer, we best be on our way to the island that I overheard you talking about!”
[So endeth Jackson’s account, and here beginneth the account of the Grandmaster…]
Gavid, as a cleric, cast water walk, which allowed the party of himself, Jacinth, Leonardo, and Fawkes to traverse the rocky shoals hugging the shore. But before they reached the shore, they fought off several draugrs led by an undead sea captain.
On the shore, they found a clearing in the jungle, but were soon attacked by feral-looking, vaguely-human creatures that were insane with rage. During the fight, the bite of one of the creatures caused Leonardo to fall asleep and have disturbing visions. They were very tough, and the party only could survive with Fawkes’ spiked chain, Leonardo’s gun, and Gavid’s healing.
They went inside the jungle and followed a roughly-cleared path. At the end, they heard drums and saw more of these native creatures banging drums. They were all old, female, and pregnant. Jacinth recognized the young nobles she had sailed out with — they were nude and dancing feverishly around some altar that had baby human bones in it!
Gavid started battle with a fireball, and the party destroyed the creatures quickly. But soon they heard a voice in their heads that spoke to them as they were assaulted by savage visions and feelings. The voice said they may leave safely, but only if they left behind one man and one woman. The party decided to rescue all the nobles — who had no idea where they were and were aggressively pawing at them — and ran full speed with these naked nobles back toward the ship.
On the way, a creeping mass of vines and plant matter grabbed members of the party with its tentacles and started to squeeze Leonardo in a death grip! The others pushed some of the nobles to, erm… tackle the shambling mound, which distracted it for a while.
In their toughest battle yet, the party barely survived! But, sadly, Joshua Bonedeuce — distant cousin of the head of the Dragoons — perished in the battle. The woman who had helped tackled the shambling mound grappled Gavid and pinned him to the ground, but he broke free by critical-shoving her into a jungle tree! The party collected their belongings, the nobles, and headed back toward the ship.
XP so far:
Fawkes Ransom – 23,347
Gavid Doins – 20,547
Gorak – 24,347
Leonardo – 23,347
Stephanie – 25,747