A new ship, a new captain, a new adventure
December 07, 2009 16:04
Eckhart’s journal 18th day of the 7th month(Sebmun)- I feel a change in my fates, new boats come into Seahome everyday, but will this be the end of my journey or it’s beginning. 19th- I’ve met a new captain who has agreed to sign me on board, he seems to have his own ship but it is currently undergoing some repairs. Also there seems to be some question as to the rightfulness to his claim on the boat and he alludes to trouble ahead, but I have never been one to shy away from trouble and I care not for sea laws unless they are on my side. 3rd day of the 8th month(Oxmun)- Trouble has caught up with the new crew, their old captain approached them a held a high threat over their heads, luckily he is a man after my own heart having no use for the courts and tribunals. He saw more use in my new contract holder doing favors for him rather than at the end of a noose. He is shrewd and therefore untrustworthy I’m fearful that when he has no more use for us then there will be a betrayal, I’d rather have the fight now on my terms than later on his, but what can I do for tomorrow we set off and my party strives to please him. 7th day tomorrow we arrive in Minrothad, in search for a man called Sheny, more shady characters. This boat is a good break from the city, the discipline is comforting, never before have I see such a skilled crew, I’ve seen these four sailed clippers but I’m to low a rank with the Merc’s to have had a job on one. 8th day- Disgusting, here we are hiding on a boat getting ready to run away, we should be in a barracks being hailed as heroes. The day started off well, we arrived, wonderful to be home but no time for personal visits. We found Sheny and got our job, that man needs to be more direct, just tell us that our target, Elgen, wont come willingly, that would have saved him a bit of injury. While waiting Sergei felt very strongly about this Karamikian ship we saw, he felt sure that they were slavers and got us a legal inspection document. And what do you know, they were slavers, the fight was brief for us, being land locked but we quickly raised the alarm, it gave me tremors to hear those bells again they never bode well for Minrothad. Our duty done I have a new respect for our friend under Halaav. It came to me later that the flag of the Barony was a black Eagle, A Back Bird, from my Prophecy! I had always thought of it as a literal bird, but perhaps this Barony is what I shall see overthrown. But I had no time to ponder the riddles, we had a man to collect, after finding out little about him from the inhabitants, this loud mouthed city never gossips about the right things, we joined up and planned our assault. I had just the job of shoving over crates onto unsuspecting halflings but what ever gets the job done, no honor is worth dying for. But I would have rather had friends at my back and my enemies before me than fleeing unseen assassins, but who knows how many were coming, and the little folk can put up quite a fight it a corner. we delivered our man safely after that but now I lay up ever glancing at the door expecting to hear little half sized footsteps. 14th day- We arrived back safely and hopefully left those Quickhand assassins behind us. one favor down and two left to go. I’ve got more gold in my pocket than I’ve had in a while and our focus seems to be turning to our merchandise, business and haggling, ever turn every man on the street into and enemy. 17th day- I jot down a quick note as we approach the dock master, I’m Pissed about our Money.