Seems that our little stealth mission to sneak poisoned wine onto a ship bound for Kiera, and more specifically, the HMS Lutine, which Captain Anne has no love for, ran into a couple of snags. Those snags would be Gronk and Kraken Jack.
Captain Anne chose not to attempt to board the vessel herself, lest she be recognized and cause the plan to fail, since it relied on no alarm being raised. Another necessary component of the plan was that there be no damage to the ship or the crew, a simple substitution of a barrel of poisoned wine for another barrel was all. There was an attempt to TRY to minimize damage, it appears, at least that is how Kraken Jack and Gronk explained it to me.
The plan seemed simple enough. Gronk and Kraken Jack would attempt the shenanigans aboard the vessel whilst Anne and I lured away the ship’s watch. Anne and I succeeded in gaining the attention of the ship’s watch without raising undue alarm (Success) and led them on a merry chase throughout the harbor’s streets (Success) giving Gronk and Kraken Jack ample time for their part of the mission. Time, however, was not the cause of the mission’s collapse.
G and KJ were to sneak onto the ship, (Fail-GronkStealth is not really Stealth at all) carrying a barrel of poisoned wine (Success!), sneak it into the lower decks (Fail-it managed to tumble and roll away from KJ while on his trip to the lower decks), and substitute it for the actual wine cargo (Fail-See above), remove the substituted barrel (Fail-see above and notice a trend here…) all the while avoiding crew (Fail-both G and KJ managed to alert them), and causing no undue damage to the vessel (Success) or crew (Fail-KJ’s spells got the better of several crewmembers and did major damage to them). Even Captain Skynner was alerted that something was amiss on his ship and G and KJ had to beat a hasty retreat when it became obvious the mission was broken. And so was Gronk (Heyoh!)
They DID manage to leave the barrel of poisoned wine onboard the HMS Lutine, however, and knowing sailors’ fondness for drink it is not beyond hope that a few of that scurvy crew, even Captain Lancelot Skynner himself, might imbibe some of the foul brew and suffer deadly consequences. Such a hope would seem to be faint though, or maybe just a case of “sour grapes”…