After losing two shipments to reports of 'ghost pirates,' the Ivory Pearl Co. decided to take on additional security for the seemingly cursed voyage from Ramsalon to Arpaksad.
Eanraig kept close to the captain during the voyage while Brigannia largely stayed aloft, enjoying the feeling of being at sea again. Quinnae and Sephtis kept more to themselves during the voyage, which was rather agreeable to the crew at large.
A couple of days into their journey on a moonlit night, they spotted a strange glow on the waves, and a fog rolling in supernaturally fast. Moments later, ghostly shades appeared on deck, advancing on the crew. The clang of metal filled the air as the new security team helped repel the boarders, with Quinn getting in a masterful strike on one and Sephtis bashing another into the water. Eanraig did his best to use his silver tongue to do the fencing, and it worked well enough, confusing the ghost pirate advancing on him enough to help him avoid getting stabbed. Briggy wasn't so lucky, for while her ghost rattle had proven that the ghosts were merely illusions, their blades bit just like the real thing, and she took a solid hit for her troubles.
Hoping to dispel the nonsense, Quinnae literally rose above it, spotting the real pirate ship resting outside the fog, camouflaged to blend in with the sea at night and currently taking on their stolen cargo by the boatload. The others continued to rally against the pirates on deck, with Sephtis dropping on halfway through a portal while Eanraig gave Briggy some much-needed healing. Briggy, having heard noise from below, headed into the cargo hold, where she found a trio of pirates trying to make off with the last of their goods and laying a powder trail to set the whole ship ablaze once they left.
While Quinn explained the situation and portal'd over to the pirate vessel to start making short work of their many illusionists, Briggy and Eanraig dealt with the pirates below deck and Sephtis helped the two she'd clobbered earlier get back safely aboard, realizing that the illusions had tricked the crew into fighting one another instead. With their crew right behind her, Quinn was a bit disappointed to see the pirates wisely surrender. The Ivory Pearl Co. captain seized the ship and ordered the pirates tied up while Quinn went to help their sister vessel avoid any further trouble.
In the end, both ships were saved and, with the exception of two pirate mages, no one was killed this voyage. The clever pirates were delivered to the constabulary in Arpaksad, and the new security team given their reward and a quick portal home to Ramsalon.
- 200s (all)
- Eanraig - 2CXP, 1PXP, 2XP
- Brigannia - 1IXP, 2PXP, 1XP
- Sephtis - 1PXP, 1MXP, 1GXP, 1XP
- Quinnae - 2PXP, 2MXP