Today the crew and I returned from Monkey Island with the treasure of the infamous pirate in hand. It was a dangerous recovery, a bomb nearly killed our doreen friend and these tide vipers attacked from the camouflage of a shallow river. We escaped a swarm of razorwings intact, successfully returning to our ship while outmaneuvering a pursuing ship. It seemed that luck was on our side so far and we headed onwards to Bluthe’s Crown.
At the village where magic supposedly originated, we were told by the leader of the mages that the elemental stones had become cracked and their “resonance” was now no longer working. It would require the purest of elements, coming from some of the most dangerous locations in all of Caribdus. While I wish to help these scholars and mages, such a task seems outside of our capabilities. Fortunately, they understood our circumstances and offered rewards at each returned element.
We continued our trading path, desperate to bring up the two thousand pieces of silver needed to pay for our month installment of our ship. Saricks, the true owner of the Neptune, is willing to let us buy the ship from him in installments. I rather not upset our first friend and have him on our side as long as we can. We sold goods at Bluthe’s Crown, travelled to Azy Cay to pick up food, and then to Swindon to make a profit and purchase timber to sell back at Brigandy Bay.
While we were in Azy Cay, we met a salty sailor by the name of Stumpy Pete. A Visitor who was once a pirate, he spoke of a massive treasure upon the Whiplash Islands in the far North. For half of the treasure, he was willing to guide us to his old stash where we could hopefully save more money to finally purchase the ship for ourselves and be free to explore Caribdus as we wish.
Just before we came upon the coast, we were being trailed by a massive shark who followed the boat. It would’ve left us alone with no trouble if it was not for the fact we passed over the sight of some wreckage deep below. With the call to battle, Gronk slayed the beast and we pulled it up to take what we can and sell the rest. It seemed there was a battle with other sea beasts below the surface but Gronk, Rune, Serratos, and Kraken Jack were more than enough to fight them off. We brought up a good amount of salvage and supplies, enough to pay off another month. We’ll see what awaits in Brigandy Bay.