Revelations at Drakeclaw
We spent the next few days in Drakeclaw. Most of the crew enjoyed the time relaxing in the sun, but us officers had to get back to work. We followed up the last few sales of our plunder and made sure any final repairs we could make to the ship were done. By night, we worked the taverns and drinking holes of the town, spreading word of our deeds and essentially living off of the excitement inherent in a pirate visit to town.
Kaheed took Titus, Gian, Mameha and Jasper out into the jungle to hunt down the drug smuggler Johann the Knife. By all account they found him as they returned from their excursion sweaty and bruised. But apparently he got away. Kaheed was dejected as he thought this meant the Temple of Bahamut wouldn’t come through on their end of the deal and fix his leg. Turned out they weren’t so bad and the ‘high priest’ they summoned to perform the miracle was none other than a huge silver dragon! Needless to say, Kaheed was overjoyed and spent the rest of our time at Drakeclaw (and a good few weeks after too if memory serves me right) prancing about showing off his abilities. Good for him I guess, but I was more worried about the enemies we were making amongst the Consortium. First we take the Kurstav and now we shut down their drug ring in Drakeclaw. The Consortium were never known for their charity or forgiveness, and sooner or later we’d have to go to Bloodcove…
We did manage to pick up a few new crew members at Drakeclaw to replace the few who decided not to sign back on. I can honestly say I felt much happier with Scourge off the ship. Even since the mutiny the bastard had kept his filthy eyes on me and Gian, watching our every moves. It was good to be able to breathe again. Fipps, Bansion, Jape and Dungrin chose not to sign back on either. Word was they found another ship leaving Drakeclaw and decided to throw in their lot with them instead. It didn’t matter, they were hardly important additions to the crew and I never saw any of them again. Well, not all of them.
The new crew were promising though. Athelinda, and Lady Mokislav were interesting additions, both seemed to have a particular mastery of the arcane arts and would provide compelling conversation I was sure. Melanie surprised me too, such an intellect for a little girl. The rest seemed a capable bunch but it took me a while to get to know them. Except for Adamaris that was. That woman is such a little slut, constantly walking around on deck with her tits out. I’m all in favour of a woman having a strong personality and knowing what she wants but she takes it to another level. I’ve never seen Kaheed scared of anything except the sultry approach of that woman.
When we finally left, the crew were in good spirits. Samms revealed (in secret to us girls of course) that Titus had proposed! Everyone was very happy for her, and I started to look at the Kondaran in a whole new light. Maybe he wasn’t so bad after all, I just hope he didn’t hurt the poor girl, she was a sweetheart and as innocent as it gets.