Sixth Session (8 page pdf) – “Finding Ilizmagorti” – Betrayal and gnomes go hand in hand as their castaway reveals his dark secret. Then it’s all storms and sea-whores as they sail southward.
Well so one day I had this idea come to me about a guy who was a “castaway” but was really like a ship serial killer. Specifically a summoner who could blame attacks on “the monster” – his eidolon.
Kemblor is the implementation of that daydream. His sea-dragon manages to drag off and devour one crewman, Nimborn, and harries the ship for days. Finally, as PCs do, they go into crazy no-backing-down-follow-it-into-the-depths-and-kill mode and drag it up, causing ol’ Kemblor to start busting out the spells. Pit and grease spells make for an entertaining if foregone conclusion. After a break to combat a storm, they keelhaul him to death (there’s convenient rules for keelhauling in Skull and Shackles).
Kemblor the gnome meets his end after only one pass over the keel. His spirit joins that of his eidolon Odosha. The head is removed, a brass plate “Kemblor” is attached, then it is thrown into the corpse barrel.
The crew remains riled up for the rest of the day.
Then they come across a prize that ends up taking them… At least for most of their spare cash. The Nun’s Dishonor under Captain Pugwash is a ship full of whores bound for Ilizmagorti. And by pure chance on the weather tables both ships are becalmed for a couple days. The entire ToA crew blows their ready money on days of straight debauchery.
Once they get underway, they experience one of the heavy storms that the giant permanent hurricane known as the Eye of Abendego throws off. They came through it but there were some close scrapes and they are grateful to see Mediogalti Island finally heave into sight.