We embark on the journey: 1 month of rations and lots of rope.
Vincent and Jerome’s characters will canoe out to us later: they are visiting the brothel. With twins.
Kooky Kolombo is useless. As expected.
We tell him we’re going west, but we turn south towards the island.
Water gets darker and darker, waves getting larger and larger.
“Don’t know what you would do without you, sir”
“Your knowledge is unmatched, sir”
watch out for krakens. It’s getting colder, stormier.
Storm weathered successfully
Oranges and seagulls leftover.
Nailed dead seagull to his door
Storm getting worse
Thunder and lightning
Kooky Kolombo hasn’t come out of his room for days.
We enter the room
He’s standing over his desk, stiff as a board, not breathing.
Mariah’s still piloting
Kolombo’s white and pale, mouth open, dead, he’s staring ahead, clenched at the table
Look of absolute horror. Eyes completely black. Heart is exposed.
Journal: he was headed that way all long. Magical currents. He thought we were nice people :(
He has no personal possessions: just books, maps, journals.
“My soul, for god’s sake leave me my soul”
What to do with his body… toss him.
“He was a crazy captain, but he was our crazy captain”
Mariah is in command now.
Decide not to go to center of island
We skirt the edge and head straight to Carnival.
Peter goes to sleep, aware he is dreaming, can’t wake up. Sleep 12 hours. Dreams of a screaming woman, and over, and over, and over, and over.
The kid hears the screams too.
Sound familiar, and I miss them. I wish there was something I could do. Alas I am trapped.
Mariah has a 2. Crowds of people screaming, children, feet running, woman screaming. Just hearing in the blackness.
Send Colin into the water with low-light goggles and attached to a rope to the boat. Most of the liquid water has liquid darkness in it, which are causing the waves/tides.
500 gp per day
Herbalist looks at darkness, confused, come back later.
Meet Vincent and Jeremy in the red light district. Help them hide a dead hooker.
Looking for someone to lease the boat to. Sold! For $60,000
Brain given to shrine of Ouroboros to contact Columbus. “Oh god, they’re taking me, they’re taking me down there, the darkness, it’s cold, it’s cold, it’s cold” -Sir it’s been an honor working for you sir!
Visiting the herbalist. The darkness will “mark” you if it touches you. It is an entity. Taste and feel where he is. Mask the victim with light.
We’re done! TIME TO HEAD TO THE TUNNEL!
Colin has a fat horse, I get a white steed with a red cape and HORSESHOES OF THE ZEPHOR, Peter gets a fucking horse horse, Mariah just gets a horse.
In Ilnar: Red light district
Peter chats up an elvish barmaid. Simplicity and wisdom. Gets lucky. Greg fails a drinking game with Colin, who passes out. Colin hits on a chair, ends up as little spoon.
WE REACH THE TUNNEL
Horses in the throne room with food & apples. Follow the path towards the island. No signs of darkness… yet… Reach the underground coast.
The kid is becoming older 11-12 now as opposed to 7-8 when we picked him up. Plateaus around 14 years old.
Nightmares get worse. Peter hears all the screams, sounds like a slaughter. Slaughter, slaughter, slaughter. Colin sees the dream. As he starts to wake up he starts to see. A wide open stone room with bodies floating. Sprawled like a crucifixion.
Large, ornate, dark with blueish crystals. Kid opens it.
COLIN USES FORM OF THE VENGEFUL STORM: blows away the darkness, reveals a dark figure from which the darkness emanates. There is a firewall (cold) between us and him.
FIGHTING THE NIGHTMARE
PLOT TWIST We just killed its mount.