Raw Session Notes
Freeman’s Ark: Shipping vessel. 3 decks. Main deck, living quarters, cargo. Dirty hay, bile, salt, blood, and sweat mix for a pungent smell. There is a lack of hygiene
Smoothest, safest ship that makes the 2 month journey to the colonies. The crew is ex-military, compensated extremely well.
Captain: Former Imperial Navy Captain – Elias Mal. Cold, aged, treats everyone as cargo.
First Mate: Mr. Bolo. Large Half Orc, naval tattoos, mace, unfriendly, gruff
Halflings: Worship a Razorback Boar. They’re a slave caste in the empire and are subjected to racism. “Swinelovers” “Specs”
Branding: The worse your crime, the more prominent the brand.
Herder the Mute:
“Muthafucka! Take a swim!”
“I should get a boat with that flood you just unleashed!”
Zakir: “I make things mostly for tricks. Flash bombs, smoke sticks, the like.
Herder the Mute: “OH. SO you’re a bullshit artist!”
Kala: Dark Blonde hair, shrewd air about her
The Imperialists: Humans who think the only “good” crimes are war crimes. They only like other humans. This is the most violent of the gangs. Leader of the Imperialists – Tedrick the Cruel.
The Empire revered Roks (birds) and military has feathers on their armor.
Tedrick threatens Kala and Zakir overhears. He comes to her aid and he reveals that he has been using the precise and specific herbs from Kala to craft war items. Specifically, alchemist acid. Zakir tries to fool Tedrick into thinking it was an orb of fire that would sink the boat but Tedrick doesn’t believe him. Tedrick pushes Kala into Zakir and somehow she is caught, preventing her from falling prone, and the orb disappears into Zakir’s pocket.
The Imperialists draw their swords and advance but Tedrick and his Imperialist minions are crushed under the shroud of cutting words, a poorly constructed holy symbol, and a massive sword.
Drawn by the sound of combat, Mr. Bolo, the first mate, and his retinue of guards appear. They drag the party down to the hold with the livestock and lock up the group. Only Herder and Kala are left with their implements.
After being held captive for only a few moments, Zakir picks the lock. Herder heals captives in the cell and the party learns from various sources that all the weapons and armor were confiscated. Not only that, but the heavier people were taken as “ambassadors”.
Kala retires to her room but is met by the Captain who entreats her to perform as an ambassador to someone who has boarded the ship. She follows the captain to the deck and follows a trail of blood to the crew’s quarters. Zakir, going to see Kala, realizes that she is going up on deck and sees all the crew standing at attention.
The captain leads Kala to a dark room containing a briny beast in robes.
XP: 550 Points each