|DM - Voice of the Voiceless|
The next couple of weeks pass initially with nascent fear and anticipation of ill events... though apart from some strange sounds in the night waters and some knife cut rigging slowing progress - the time afloat returns to routine and the threat of sea-devils and reprisal from long dead cyclopean powers fades like the evening sun. Routine however weighs slowly upon those of unquiet mind... and the relative peace soon starts to grate on some nerves similar to sandpaper.
At first it's minor squabbles with the crew or dispute over cuts of meat come chow time - but the straw that breaks the camel's back is when Rackham and Bek are overheard by Hinsin making one too many jokes about his close relationship with the Captain. Words become heated and Tipene and Quillin are painted with a similar brush as the provoking pair. Though blows aren't come to - it's clear that the work relationship has soured and the vessel's become a poison pill as far as the crew's concerned.
Nearing Freeport a crew moot is called, and though your cases meet with some sympathy among the rank and file - eventually the Captain and Hinsin's power base holds and a vote to excise you from the ship passes with a small majority. Promises are made to get your passage paid up, but further passage on the Corvid appears unlikely.
You're put ashore a day ahead of the main body of crew at dawn - the jolly manned by the same stocky half-orcen lass that first looked to see if you were up for crewing a pirate vessel. But still, the full scope and freedom of Freeport lies before you, dank and sweaty - bustling with activity and full of things both nefarious and foul. Once at pier Iscarel sneers at you all and fosters off in his own direction - while Rackham and Bek similarly swear off and set out in the opposite way.
That leaves just the odd pairing of a tulita and a gnome... well and a foul mouthed parrot also... shaping to venture forth into the hustle and bustle of Freeport...
Tipene and Quillin - feel free to re-jig your gear up to a level 3 gold value as you see fit.