Taken Below Deck
After partying a bit too hard, Brodanna, Ghash, and Milgram found themselves stowed away against their will in the belly of a large ship, chained up, and with an unfamiliar and smelly face next to them. They quickly learned they had been taken captive as sailors to help the notorious pirate lord, Captain Monmouth, in his quest for treasure. Faced with no choice but to comply, they found themselves as makeshift sailors aboard the SS Sweetbriar, headed for the Shepherd's Archipelago.
But no sooner had they tied up the captain to demand some answers that a beast emerged from the depths, with hatred in its heart, determined to crush the vessel and send all hands on deck to the shivering depths below. A battle raged. The thunder cracked, the lighting flashed, wood splintered, arrows flew. It was a battle of epic proportions. The newcomer to the group proved his worth, controlling the lightning storm, morphing into an octopus, while Milgram repeatedly attacked with his magical means in an attempt to beat back the foul beast. Also, Ghash and Brody did some stuff.
As the wounded beast slithered back into the depths of Davy Jones Locker, the crew celebrated as the ship sailed on, and told tales of what awaited them on the island. A chest, a portal to another world, one that bestowed a great, but singular, treasure on whoever opened it. They reached the island and set off across into a desert, battled scorpions, and made their way to a temple that had been long forgotten.
Using clues and their wits, they managed to open the crypt and venture inside, where they found a most spooky scary place, one that seemed empty and plain, devoid of smells or decoration, simply carved and hewn rocks, tunnels that twisted and turned and locked doors that led simply nowhere.
But they finally came upon the magical treasure chest and in turn opening it. To some it gifted some amazing booty. To others it was less kind.
They left, found themselves being attacked on the beach by a mysterious group cloaked in grey robes, similar to the carvings and statues in the temple, and returned to the Sweetbriar and made sail for Telduria. Another successful adventure!