The party has spent the past two days moving their stored magic items to the vaults of Mirt the Moneylender. The party also stores the new items taken from the deceased pirate, Captain Nybod.
At dawn the party walks to the docks to find the ship that will carry them to the Moonshae Isles. The heroes locate the two masted caravel in the light mist. Dockworkers are finishing loading cargo on board as the ship’s crew prepares lines and sails and assisting with storing of equipment.
The party is granted permission to board the ship. While Corthen goes to ensure the sword crates are aboard and accounted for the others have a look around the decks. Several paying passengers are on deck. A young redhead speaks with Tellazar. She introduces herself as Erienne Blossom. He learns she is traveling with her two sisters from a small village, Hardfrost, that lies East of Tethyr. Erith, Samira, and Rehs meet Erienne’s sisters, Jessandra and Zyla.
Corthen meets the ship’s Captain, Veldyrina Flaenitarr, a muscular blonde woman and her second, Arenthor. She informs the elven adventurer that his passage has been paid in full by his employer and that the cargo is already in the hold if he wishes to inspect it before setting sail. Corthen and Rehs follow Arenthor to the hold and count and inspect the sealed wooden crates. Each crate has a half-sun with a horizon line and rays burned into the wood.
Erith meets back with the group and informs the others that he has learned that the ship has five paying passengers, the Blossom sisters, a merchant, and a seed collector. The ship sets off from Waterdeep. Corthen tells the group that the hold is sealed and the party can keep guard above on the main deck in shifts of two. Samira notes that the main sail is the snarling wolf’s head with red eyes on a white field, the same symbol as the High King’s letter. Inquiries to the crew by the party informs them that the ship sails under the banner of the High King Tristan Kendrick of the Moonshae Isles.
As the ship moves out to sea the motion of the water makes Corthen, Samira, and Tellazar seasick. Each of them spend some time at the ship’s rails. On deck, Tellazar and Corthen meet Dyrrien Mollos, a fat Amnian merchant who is accompanying his wares of carved ivory, scents, and liquers. He gives the two seasick heroes each a draught that he claims will help with sickness. Corthen meets Zyla Blossom and her younger sister Jessandra. The two brunette sisters tell Corthen that they are traveling to Gwynneth to visit family with their sister Erienne.
The party has meanwhile stowed their gear in three aft cabins. A young female crew member knocks upon their doors and informs them the Captain has invited them to dine with her in her quarters. The group has a a fine dinner with Veldyrina, except for Tellazar. He picks at his food since his stomach is still rolling with the waves under the ship. The group sets up night watches on deck to guard the sixty crates of swords inside the ship’s sealed hold.