So I am running a game in which my players have done something unexpected (no surprise there...). After Lavina has sent them to go appease the Glutton and check out the Lords of Dread, they have decided to by pass the Glutton.
As I did not have the Glutton waiting for them, expecting the bard to play the reeds, so they decided to make a run for shore! They told the captain to return in 2 days and the whole party went to shore and entered the cave.
Now, my problem is what to do about the Glutton? I do not think that the party will make it back to the cove in 2 days time, and they have taken all the treasure off of the ship and hid it on shore.
The way I see it, there are 3 options :
1. The captain, in fear of the Glutton, never returns and leaves the party stranded.
2. The captain returns to wait for them and the Glutton sinks the ship, leaving the party stranded.
3. Somehow, the party totally lucks out and the captain is there and the Glutton is no where to be found.
What should I do? Is there another option?