Something has stirred within the crew of the Magnificent Bastard. Where once the four of you were gifted individuals with a promising future, it now seems as if there is nothing you cannot accomplish. Everyone you speak to treats you differently as if there were an aura of confidence and achievement surrounding you. In actual fact there is an aura, although only Gian can see it and she may not mention it to any of you.
You are all ta’veren- mortals with strong ties to destiny and the future. This has manifested in the emergence of mythic power which continues to grow along with your list of piratical deeds and your fame. Maybe Besmara herself has taken an interest as Sandara continues to claim? If so, what could the Sea Bitch want with pirates such as yourselves?
After the death of Jasper, Lady Smythee’s reign over Windward Isle becomes just as precarious as before. Thankful for the role the PCs have played in helping her re-take her home and unwilling to risk the lives of any other husbands, she gracefully abdicates the rule of Windward Isle and Tidewater Rock.
By stepping down, her daughter Lady Ambellina Van Helgen and her new husband Edward Van Helgen inherit the position. By marrying, they satisfy both Shackles and Kondaran law for such inheritance, securing their hold over the island. Pirate Lord Femi Ekua presides over the handover and signs her approval.
Isabella Locke and the surviving members of the Thresher have joined the crew. Making a deal with Captain Eikou involving the exchange of bonding tattoos, Isabella and Mameha have made a temporary peace. Isabella claims to have been coerced into attacking you by none other than Barnabas Harrigan, your old nemesis. She wants revenge against him and the Sahuagin upstart known as Krelloort who killed her adopted father and took over her tribe of Sahuagin.
Titus has also recruited a handful of new crewmembers who seem oddly loyal to him. The men known as ‘Stern Guards’ are ex-members of Piren’s Bluff’s militia who served under Titus during his brief command there.
The Asmodeus priest, Shiyara along with Bumbo (the Baron’s handicapped nephew) have gone missing. Evidence points to a stolen fishing boat and a favourable easterly wind taking the duo towards the mainland.
Dungrin was present at the battle at the Weddings but managed to escape alive.
Rhasper Vencano and his family were caught boarding a ship for Devil’s Arches but after questioning, Edward was satisfied they had nothing to do with the others and were let on their way, leaving only a lawyer to conduct the sale of their tavern (see below). Mameha later discovered that the family had booked passage to Hell Harbour on Devil’s Arches where they have family at the so called ‘Theatre of Corruption’.
Argith the alchemist who aided Baron Vendikon’s takeover of Windward Isle was hanged for treason, the event officiated by Lord Van Helgen and Pirate Lord Femi Ekua of Mgange Cove. Mameha managed to wrest some information from the man before he died however; the location of Chimera Cove and a secret that few others know- ‘Bumbo’ the late Baron’s backwards nephew was in fact an actor and spy from Oreth known as Dinder.
Almir Vendikon (the late Baron’s brother) has made a truce with the Smythees after decades of feuding. He has agreed to pay for the large weapon order placed by his brother at Janderfut’s Blacksmith and donate the equipment to the town’s militia.
After the battles in Piren’s Bluff, a number of properties have suddenly become owner-less. The following buildings and businesses are available to purchase:
Argith’s Alchemy Shoppe (1940gp)
A two-storey building comprising a well-stocked alchemist’s lab on the bottom floor with a small flat above for the owner to stay in.
House (3 available, 1180 gp each)
A typical house in Piren’s Bluff, large enough for one couple or small family. It can be rented out or used as a base of operations.
The failing fishing guild ‘Terron’s Catch’ has been given a new lease of life after Mameha bought a 30% stake in the business and installed Jack Toppin (Samms’ father) as the new manager.
Mameha also purchased The Captain’s Cutlass Tavern in its’ entirety since the previous owners the Vencanos fled. The tavern is currently being redecorated ahead of its’ reopening. A new manager and assistant manager have been hired.
The old Pact Hall of Asmodeus was abandoned by Shiyara as she fled the town. Kaheed bought the building and has stripped out the old to create a new space in Piren’s Bluff. A soup kitchen come community centre has been established to spread the word of his dying religion and help the needy. Kaheed has also established a similar centre at Drakeclaw built around the tower bequeathed to him by his friend Guru Darshan Makhan.
Gian and Cog have finally gotten engaged! Cog won’t speak much of the circumstances but crew have been assured it was a romantic and touching affair. Talk about when TItus and Samms will follow along with gossip of which man the Captain will pick- Timothy Smythee or Nobuhara LaCrosse still abound.
Mameha was gifted with a trained bull mastiff from Shenk the dog trainer for rescuing him during the siege of the town. Lady Smythee also bestowed two artefacts; the Farglass and her (other) late husband’s armour the Iron Shirt.
Titus and Kaheed spent the best part of a fortnight touring the islands and towns of the southern Shackles spreading word of the changes to leadership on Windward Isle and the successes of the Magnificent Bastard, increasing the ship’s Infamy to 21 and Disrepute to 19. They also managed to sell off some plunder, earning each of you 7,000gp.
In international news, Urnst has become the latest nation to be swallowed up by the growing Kondaran Empire. The King of Urnst bent his knee to Emperor Troiani willingly and installed Asmodeus as the nation’s official deity. Urnst and Kondar have long been allies but the subjugation was too much for Nobuhara, who has renounced his oath to his nation and has joined the crew of the Magnificent Bastard permanently.
Edward has two jobs for the crew of the Bastard if you’re interested;