As we enter the bay of Aleath. We see a ship half sunk. Falkins says that Aleath is on fire. The banner Bear sends a raft of folks towards Aliath. Aroulf starts to undress to jump into the water, and everyone notices there are tons of sharks, some 20-30 feet long. The sharks are somewhat attacking the raft, nudging it. The Storm Bull offers our services to scout ahead.
As we head closer (about 1 miles still away), We see a small hut on the shore. Falkins yells “I see movement”. Gerant tries to cast a spell for water but it probably won’t work. Gaereth casts a ritual to see secrets. Ingar commands to move faster. As we move closer, The guys coming from the hut, do something and a thing is grinding the bottom of the ship. We fire multiple volleys of arrows and Gerant casts a confusion spell. After this The last volley kills a good portion of the guys and the grinding stops.
We receive sporadic arrow fire from the East side of the channel, the wilderness side. As we come in, the rest of the ships catch up. The Walter takes lead from here. The docks are smoldering and gone. The soldiers are Thardic. Lots of discussion about how to get troops on land. Falkins yells “Fires on land!” three fire glows become visible in the trees and then three fire projectiles come for us. Tika subtlety makes the fires go past us. More discussions of how to get across. We make the decision to go back and make plans for night. As we leave the Kraken and another ship gets hit. The Kraken is in chaos with fire, men, horses, and fighting on shore.
We unload all of our troop and the captains discuss what to do. They decide to leave in the morning but what we do at night is our business. We send Aroulf, Farrick, Fendral, Tika, Bolat, Gerant are sneaking . Fendral sneaks ahead, he is one with the night. He meets a guy sneaks up (skyrim style) and stabs him in the jaw. Fendral sees another guy. Fendral sneaks but alerts the guy. He frees time and stabs him.
He sees a camp, soldiers, 10 tents, the catapults, and a pile of bodies. Fendral comes back and reports. Fendral attempts to light the barrels on fire, but the smell alerted a guard and he put out the spark. Tika tries her Laser vision. A few attempts later she emits light from her eyes hits the two guards in the belly and hits the barrels but they do not explode. They are on fire though. Guys are screaming, swords are drawn. Tika is targeted. Bolat uses a earthy vines spell. Aroulf attacks guys conventionally. Shield-Maiden attacks, Farrick punches a guy by the tents.
Gerant goes to the pile of bodies, and checks for identity. Jinlele is not there. Farrick does his mind meld stuff. The guy’s memories say that the Tharda soldiers took about 60 captives and Jinlele is their prize.
The crew burns the Tharda bodies. And thinks about heading back.