Shadows and Steam

Press Ganged Pirates

The party awoke aboard the Tempest, kicked awake by Mr. Plugg, a bald and angry young man. Checking themselves over they seemed no worse for wear, but a little groggy from being drugged. They were also weapon and possessionless.
Captain Barnabas Harridan addressed the group of newly press-ganged sailors and advised that even with these new sailors, they were short handed and any attempt at killing another sailor would be dealt with by keel hauling. Aby assessed the situation, and ralized they had already been at sea for hours, and they were too far from shore to make a swim for it. They also noticed a few others from the party the night prior, also apparently drugged and brought aboard, including “Barefoot” Samms, Aretta Banyon, and Rosie Cuswell.
Mr. Plugg set about assigning the new recruits jobs, and the first test was to have them climb the rigging to the crow’s nest. Eby and Rosie made it no problem, and were given jobs as riggers. The rest were assigned the job of swab, and learned what back breaking work really was.
Gwenafar excelled at rat catching, and proudly displayed her bucket of rats she had caught and killed. And during the evening hours they mingled with the crew, making friends with Rosie and Big Dill, while Lillith used her demonic whiles to befriend Patch.
The group was then sent down to the bilges to clear out some giant rats, and with the help of the axe Rosie had re-acquired for her, made quick work of the vermin.

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