Day 1 Continued Castaway Beach
Roderick gathers his wits and summons Hal to the beach. Steven and Nyles gather their equipment.
They notice the following:
To the south, a wall of green rises in the form of a dense jungle filled with a cacophony of life. To the east and west, ragged arms of jagged rocks reach out to embrace a wave-tossed cove, while to the north, the waters of the sea surge and churn between the beach and a line of razor sharp rocks.
Nyles casts a spell to heal himself. Roderick begins to wake up the other castaways from the ship. Steven assists him in waking up the others. The other passengers all appear to be shocked and slightly ill. They ask what happened? Why are we here!?
Nyles looks frantically for the cargo that he is guarding and can’t find it. Everyone in the party notices the following:
Even a cursory glance is enough to confirm that the Jenivire will never sail again. Only the fortuitous presence of a sharp ridge of rock near the side of the sheer cliff wall has prevented the wreck from sinking entirely into the sea, for only the ship’s stern seems to have survived the wreck. This portion is wedged at an angle between the cliff and the rocks, and each wave shakes and tosses the wreck alarmingly. It won’t be long before the constant pounding of the waves dislodges the wreck and allows the hungry sea to claim the last of this once-fine ship.
Roderick checks to see if everyone is there. He looks for the captain. He notices that the Varisian Scholar is not present, nor is the Captain, the first mate or the rest of the crew of the Jenivire. Just the other passengers survived. Nyles, notices the prisoner Jask Derindi sitting in the sand looking panicked and forlorn. Roderick wonders to himself, “Why is this man a prisoner?”
The party begins to remember:
Their last clear memory is of sitting down aboard the _Jenivere _. After that, there is nothing but a confusing jumble of images, remembered as if in a dream—feelings of nausea, panic, fear, and drowning.
The party also notices tracks from where they were at the beach leading from the water a fair number of times to where they woke up.
Roderick and Nyles believe that someone drug them out of the water.
Roderick asks Jask “Why were you being held prisoner?” (Roderick rolls a natural 20 on diplomacy). Jask responds “I was being held prisoner aboard the ship, what the hell happened?” “I got framed for somethign alright it is none of your business!” Jask yells, clearly panicked. Jask appears to to the party to be telling the truth. Roderick attempts to try to break his (masterwork) manacles. The manacles appear like they won’t come off without a key or some kind of lock picking, and Roderick eventually gives up on trying to break him free.
Steven looks through his maps (+2 to geography) and can’t determine where they are (he rolled a 6 total). Gelik (the gnome in fancy clothes) says “Of course it’s not on your bloody map, what the F@#$! happened?” Gelik just looks pissed.
Aerys Mavato (Rolls a 19 on her Lore check). She says “We are on the Shiv! The Smuggler’s Shiv, ships wreck here and they don;t come back. How did we get here?” “This is a long ways off our path, where is the Captain?” Roderick says “Maybe he went down with the ship, aren’t they supposed to do that?” Gelik gives Roderick and approving grin and says “I hope the bastard died.”
Roderick asks “So…whose tracks are these?”
Nyles prays for guidance in the sand (rolled a 19). Nyles gets the sudden urge to set up a camp
Aerys starts drinking alcohol from her pack revealing an incredible thirst.
The party begins preparing a camp on the beach
Jask says “I got to get out of these things, looking at his manacles.” Nyles attempts to cast Charm person on Jask. Jask attempts to head butt Nyles, “He staggers off and says YOU stay away from me.” Roderick speaks to the whole group of shipwrecked passengers to try to urge them to help out. Ishirou says, “I’ll stay here and watch.” Steven says “Get your ass in gear.” Roderick says, “That is fine, everybody else come on, we are all working you are too.”
Steven says, “No, I said get your ass in gear.” Roderick audibly sighs. Ishirou challenges Steven to a duel to the death. Ishirou is obviously pissed off. Steven tries to use his stunning fist on Ishirou (rolls a 9). He pulls out his Katana (masterwork) and (rolls a 20 and confirms the crit with an 18 = 16 points of damage). Steven’s head goes flying as it is cleaved from his head.
Ishirou says “Fuck it, I am on my own.” Roderick says, “Wait, you look seasoned, you know that walking out alone is a rookie move.” (Diplomacy check). Ishirou says looking at Aerys, “I am going to stay. You need protection.” He puts his sword in the ground and crosses his legs. Roderick loots Steven’s corpse.
Gelik is laughing and rolling around on the ground thinking the event was the funniest thing he’s seen in awhile…