20th January - belated post!
Sunday morning and we headed over to 'The Sovereigns' in Woking for the 2nd session of Matt's 50 Fathoms game.
We concluded our battle with the shaggy red men and the giant monkey. Then we freed the remaining crew from their predicament. Unfortunately only 5 of them survived the ordeal.
Anyway, we scavenged as much as we could and made the skiff we had found as seaworthy as possible and set off away from this island. There were 9 of us in total, but the skiff only berths 8, so we had to convert a hold into living quarters.
We also named our skiff 'Delilah'. Why, why why, Delilah? I don't know (Sorry couldn't resist.)
We decided to head to 'Brigandy Bay' a lawless sounding place on a journey that would take about 10 days.
On route we encountered some flotsam and decided to investigate. The flotsam was spread quite widely and our searching revealed a crab-man stuck to the destroyed hull of a ship.
After rescuing him, he explained that the ship he was travelling aboard was destroyed by a giant shark! He also explained to us that his ship was larger than out skiff. We hastily went on our way.
As we journeyed on, the crab-man told us of his research: Caribdus was flooded by 50 fathoms of raincaused by the curse of 3 witches over a decade ago that casued most of the land to become submerged. The crab-man's observations have told him that the water level is slowly but steadily still rising. He has calculated that in 3-4 years, that all remaining land will be under water.
We with news we arrive at Brigandy Bay and as the name suggests we find it to be place with no governing authority.
we set about to do some trading and decide on our next course of action.
I play, I paint.