50 Fathoms - Session 23
23rd February 2020
Sunday afternoon has arrived and we're at 'The Sovereigns' in Woking.
This week we are continuing 50 Fathoms.
Even though Paltos is a very small settlement, it has two interesting establishments; 'The Jailor's Den' and 'The Coconut Grove'.
The Coconut Grove was a bit of a strange place. There are posters nailed up that talk about a 'monkape' call 'Deadeye'?
It turned out that The Coconut Grove hosts a 'coconut throwing competition, in which participants compete against Deadeye in coconut throwing.
Rufus felt up for it and entered the competition. It seems that Rufus has a talent for coconut throwing. He managed a massive throw and won the competition!
The rest of us entered The Jailor's Den, a watering hole frequented by jailers and staff from the prison. We also noticed a number of typically drunken sailors.
We spoke with the sailors and discovered that most of them are the former crew of 'The Valiant'! They were kicked off when the governor took possession of the ship. We even managed to speak to the captain.
We asked them about Tomas and they confirmed what we knew. The captain went on to explain that governor intents to prosecute Tomas at court. The captain also explained he expects Tomas to be found guilty and holds the opinion that it will be 'kangaroo court'. The captain had also heard mention of 'Torquemada' coming to Paltos for this hearing!
Overall, the former crew of The Valiant are unhappy at the situation.
After some discussion, we came to an agreement.
Rackham would use his earth magic to cause an earthquake on one side near to the front of the prison wall. Then the former crew of The Valiant (Whom Shia had recruited to our cause - and to some degree their own cause.) would storm the front of the prison.
While the guards are distracted by this assault, the rest of us would sneak into the prison from the rear.
We were ready to go!
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