A Simple Beginning

You awaken to shouting and the sound of gulls passing overhead (or so your presume). Memories of the night before barely fleeting in and out of your thoughtstream. You awake groggily and slowly only to find yourself shackled to the side of a boat, in what you can only assume is the lower decks.

Suddenly fully awake and aware of your current predicament (though memory of how you arrived here has not fully made its way back to your consciousness) you begin to struggle against your restraints. Having freed yourself from your restraints you begin to rub your wrists and take a full assessment of your situation.

Roll Initiative!

Encounter!

Having divvied up the loot that you find after having dispatched the guard, your hastily formed alliance begins to move up the stairs that the guard had just come down (or not?, see rolls). Once you have started up the stairs you become distinctly aware of a low roaring and howling coming from all around the ship. But before you can really address the howling you are confronted by 6 guards in similar garb to the one below. The only difference being that two of them have short swords in addition to their whips. You face off against each other.

Roll Initiative!

Encounter!

Once the guards have been defeated you are afforded only the briefest of respite when you hear “Stop! You do not know what you have done! The dragon will kill us all now!” coming from above you. The captain and his first mate have stepped out of the cabin having heard the fighting going on. After a brief discussion with him, the captain offers you a reward if you can help him reach the shipyards that are only 5 miles away, or if you can somehow defeat the dragon that is still swooping around the ship taking out the rest of the crew.

A Simple Beginning

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