The Red Cutlass Company continued its journey to Rahadoum aboard the “Devil’s Bargain” Unbeknownst to the crew they were harboring evil in the very bowels of their ship. Terna has betrayed them, and was secretly feeding several vampires on board the ship. Her method of feeding these scourges of the underworld was by having leech’s feed on her blood and then distributing their little swollen bodies to the fiends.
The group was able to uncover her betrayal and defeat the vampire she was protecting; however, the vampire was able to escape final death by cowardly turning to mist and evacuating the ship. We learned that there were at least 4 other vampires hidden on the boat, and that the pirate ship that we commandeered and sent back to Chelix also held vampires, Terna told us that the entire crew of that ship is dead. And as such, she quickly followed those lost souls to the underworld.
Our journey continued, where we came across the wreckage of a merchant vessel that one survivor was still afloat calling for aid. Gareth bravely jumped from the ship to save this poor soul only to find that he entered the water in the middle of a great white shark feeding frenzy. Five, 20-ft long great white sharks quickly finished the lone survivor and turned on Gareth as their next meal. The group was able to defeat the sharks only to summon a gigantic megalodon from the depths who nearly destroyed the boat and all aboard. Again we were able to defeat this monstrosity.
The boat was heavily damaged by the great dire shark, and the group had to pull together to repair the damage before we all sank into the depths. After the repairs were complete a group of were-sharks attacked attempting to damage the ship and kill us all for killing their great sea spirit animal. They failed.
Finally our company made it to port in Rahadoum, only to find out that the gift that we were meant to provide to the great Magnai Khan was no longer aboard the ship, and that Tiny our half-orc ambassador was the second choice to open these important trade negotiations between our two great nations. The group was able to put together a suitable gift composing of loot we had gathered from our adventures and the tooth from the megalodon that nearly killed us all.
We were summoned to appear before the Khan, and our negotiations were going very well until the Khan asked for another gift to solidify our trade routes, as such Tiny made the offer of the entire Red Cutlass Company to pledge loyalty to the Khan and assist him with his war efforts. Effectively Tiny sold us all into slavery. The Khan was very pleased and agreed to the terms.
We were then lead away from Tiny who left quickly to return home, we were stationed in the guards barracks and then summoned to be tested by Hundred Eyes, the Khan’s personal trainer. After our abilities were tested we were dispatched to deal with a local problem of missing villagers, no doubt another test of our “promised” loyalty"
We traveled by riding scorpions to a village where the inhabitants looked to have been all killed by a Death Worm. We were able to defeat the death worm, and then track a group of cyclops who had taken a large number of these villagers as prisoners. We then defeated these one-eyed horrors and saved the day.
XP for Gaming Session = 6,880