THE CURRENTS OF CARIBDUS
13th February 13AF, in Baltimus
Jim left Bronwyn and Gan in the room at “The Tarred Rope” and went down to the Piers to look for a ship they can take passage on. There were several ships docked and loading cargo; almost all of them were Company ships.
“I need a small merchantman, a sloop or a schooner”, thought Jim as he moved along the docks. Just then, he saw a small ship, a Hoy moored up ahead; with several people moving around. Jim hurried forward; then he spied the name on the transom.
“Oh no. It’s the “Lady Evil”.
Still, curiosity caused him to move closer. He was anxious to get a glimpse of Black Bob.
“Ahoy shipmate”, called a voice from the deck. Jim saw a tall, dark-skinned Masaquani standing at the rail. His braided hair reached to his waist.
“Captain Bob Blacken’s the name and I’m looking for good seafaring men to join my crew. We sail for Calib’s Rock on the tide. Will you take a berth?”
Jim politely refused the offer; but was not expecting the reaction. Captain Bob roared “Refuse me, would you? Then two of my lads will see you right.” He gestured and two of the seamen loading stores dropped what they were doing and pulled cutlasses.
The pirates advanced, lazily swinging their cutlasses. “You’re outnumbered, my fancy” grinned one, whilst the other mad a sudden rush. Jim deflected the flat of the blade and jumped back. He realised that he had a slight advantage in that they didn’t want to kill him. That, however, didn’t mean that they wouldn’t hurt him. They tried every dirty trick in the book to intimidate him; Jim backed away and narrowly averted a solid blow to the head that would have surely floored him. He escaped into the dockside alleys; looking behind him he was not being pursued.
Back at the “Tarred Rope”, he found the room was empty! There was no sign of Bronwyn or Gan; then came a knocking at the window. Gan climbed in, he had been hiding on the roof.
“Bad man came and took Bonnwin”
End of Scene 3
What is the Red Man’s secret
New > Rescue Bronwyn from Black Bob
- No change. There was combat but the kidnap of Bronwyn has complicated things
Gan, the wounded Red Man with a secret to a great treasure
Bronwyn, Ships Surgeon
Black Bob and his crew
Unknown Whip Island
“The Tarred Rope” tavern in Baltimus
The solo combat system seems to work ok, possibly needs some tweaking to allow more non-attack Actions
The kidnap of Bronwyn came from a random event