16th February 2020
It's Sunday at 'The Sovereigns' in Woking and we're here to play 50 Fathoms.
Location: At sea.
As we were passing the port at Kiera, we noticed a docked ship there flying a Spanish flag and the name of the ship was blacked out.
This was definitely worth investigating.
We dropped anchor and Rackham swum out underwater to investigate. He confirmed it was 'The Valiant.
We decided to go into Kiera to investigate.
We pursued some leads in Kiera and discovered the following.
Tomas is a fire-mage.
The Valiant was last at the Port of Paltos.
The Valiant had gone to Paltos to 'get brigands' and get refit.
When The Valiant returned from Paltos, it had a different crew?
The Valiant returned to Kiera just one day ago.
We realised that Tomas would not be among The Valiant's new crew. Tomas' last known location was now Paltos. We had to go Paltos.
During our time in Keira we also do some trading.
Win went looking for the Kieran officer that she got drunk and robbed a while ago, but was unsuccessful.
Meanwhile, Baxter and Rackham in their infinite wisdom decideed to find someone to mug and pump for information. By sheer chance they came across the very man that Win was looking for!
Without realising who he was, Baxter and Rackham attempted to accost him. Win then stumbled into the situation, she only just realized who he was as he looked so different. When the officer saw Win and recognised her, he became apoplectic! Win returned the documents she stole from him, he was not placated!
It turned out that after having the documents and other items stolen from him by Win, he lost his commission in the army, slid into poverty and has been on a downwards spiral ever since. After explaining his predicament, he stormed off.
Later on, when Shia learned of this, she decided to try and recruit the man. It would give him a new opportunity, going some way to compensating him for what happened and it would also give Shia an experienced officer. Shia discovered his name - Norrington and found him. Shia convinced him to join our fleet.
Shia and Win went ashore with Norrington to buy him a new uniform for his new position. Norrington took the opportunity to purchase the most extravagant (And expensive!) uniform he could find.
The next morning we departed Kieran and set sail for Paltos. The journey to Paltos should only be six hours or so as it is close.
The trip was 'a bit rough' as we encountered some bad weather, but we arrived without any incident.
Paltos is a small town with only 4 streets. Paltos mainly serves the prison located that is situated locally.
Baxter went ashore to investigate and gather some information.
He discovered that the governor of Paltos had accused Tomas of sorcery and imprisoned him. The governor had also stated that 'The Valiant' had been owned by Tomas (A dubious statement by the governor.) and therefore should be seized and claimed by the governor.
The governor then sold 'The Valiant'.
This meant that we had to break Tomas out of the Prison.
Yet another breakout!
I play, I paint.