18th May 2019.
It's a Saturday afternoon and we're at 'The Sovereigns'. This can only mean 50 Fathoms.
We depart Kiera upon our journey to the Coaker Mountains. As we leave the harbour we notice something strange about a galleon, it appears to be entirely unmanned. The galleon flies the flag of 'The Inquisition'.
Using my newly discovered sewing skills, I re-size out acquired uniforms for their new owners. My sewing skills impress the crew.
"I also sew." I inform the crew.
The journey to the mountains will take on average 20 days, we have been joined by some crew from 'The Revenge'.
Pushing on we spy stormy weather ahead and avoid it. We also spy some fishing boats.
On the 3rd day we realise that we are being followed. It is the Inquisition galleon and it appears to be bearing down on us at a unnaturally fast speed.
As they draw close, their speed drops so dramatically that the ship creates a bow wave.
We are forced to stop. 'The Inquisition' wants to search The Delilah for spell casters.
After some discussion they are allowed to board The Delilah.
Soldiers from the inquisition begin to search all of 'The Delilah'. Captain Shia takes the lead inquisitor in the captain's room to distract him during the search.
Little do they know that we have hidden Win in the captain's room. Since we have bought the lead inquisitor here, he will not think to have here searched along with the rest of the boat.
It's a strategy that works, the soldiers finish exploring the boat without discovering Win, (Who's not there anyway.). After this, they make their exit and return to their ship.
We watch their ship leave, but before it does so. We spot a body being thrown overboard, (I guess they weren't' happy with someone?). Win sense's 'dying magic' coming from the corpse.
We continue on with our journey.
After some time we see a frigate coming out from Montarno and we arrive there at approximately 1800 hrs.
On first impressions Montarno seems like quite a martial settlement and we the largest building we see here is 'The Emperor's Respite'.
We dock and disembark.
Looking around we see a camp outside the settlement and we see a part of it that looks very 'run down, possibly this is where the slaves are kept.
We estimate that there are 150 guards here.
A little later we see the slaves, they are thin and malnourished.
Captain Shia meets up with Captain Domingo.
Then we depart for Coaker Island.
Once we arrive Shia finds and convinces the authorities to custody of Domingo's brother. The relevant paperwork is signed and possession of him.
As Shia is preparing to to return to The Delilah, Shia is asked to take more prisoners. Shia refuses and explains that she is only here for one prisoner and has no room for more.
We make a hasty exit before any suspicion can be raised.
We head out to see. It's at this point that Baxter goes a little crazy, perhaps he's been in the sun too much or perhaps he's drunk the seawater?
Anyway Attacks Aquius.
The fight goes on for a while, Baxter punches Aquius repeatedly and Aquius tries to 'pinch' Baxter. As the fight degenerates, Baxter tries to push Aquius overboard and then hits him with a plank.
At this point Win has had enough, intercedes and proceeds to lecture the both of them whilst pushing them apart.
Captain Shia comes in at this point, hoping to bet on the fight, but she's too late.
Anyway, we plan to sail on until reach the tallest mountain on Coaker Island - this is 2 days sailing away.
Our pace is good and it takes a little under 2 days to reach the mountain.
It is the highest thing we've ever seen.
Captain Shia convinces Aquius to come with us and The Delilah drops us on and will return for us. We will need to avoid Kieran patrols on our climb to the peak.
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