As we get back to the ship, I stow away the crate in the cargo hull like the captain wanted, he tells me we’ll be leaving not too long from now. So I take advantage of the time I have to go out and buy a crossbow for any long-ranged battles we have with pirates, and then head to a tavern for a more comfy feel before we go.
I must’ve lost track of time, as the next thing I know is one of the sailors from the ship comes to get me back to the ship, “Captain’s Orders”. As I board the ship, I see multiple people just standing around on the deck, there must’ve been 8 just standing around. I don’t know why the captain would hire more people, some people just look weak and we barely have any space as it is. Then I hear them speaking about “her”, I assume it’s either the new girl, Kacee, or Astrid, considering they’re the only females on board.
Anyway we set out of port and make our way to Bluffside, a week across the ocean and just under a week from Miirym which is just up North. Three days into travel, and we spot a ship behind us and is coming closer my the minute, it wasn’t hoisting it’s flag so the captain can only assume it’s pirates.Seeing the inevitable fight, I ready my crossbow, but the closer they I get start to discover this is not going to be a ranged fight. The pirate ship was bigger than ours and had came up on our starboard side, almost as soon as they dropped boards to cross, the fight begins.
I run across and see a man with a shield, wielding my new great sword, I attack his shield and try to break it knowing the claw’s potential, it leaves quite a crack in the shield and I continue the attack and soon drop him. Next thing I knew,a sailor comes down the stairs in front of me and another one runs around me, they have me flanked, as I slash at the one in front, they both get me pretty good. Then I see an arrow shoot towards my area from our ship, I see Zarek on the other end of the bow, the arrow finds it’s target in the fellow behind me, between Zarek and the Dwarf the pirate behind me falls, not long after the one in front dies as well.
Seeing as most of the other members have the other half of the crew on deck, I go under and check under deck, I find four little humans pouring oil on the ground and throwing crates and barrels down. One of the crewmen throws a lantern at my feet and soon the bottom deck is on fire, seeing as there was nothing I could do, and the crewmen jumping off ship, I go back upstairs and start checking through the rooms. I’m not gonna let this ship go down without looting first, I can feel the wood below me warm up, but about a minute later I see light smoke coming through the cracks and the wooden planks start to cool. The others must’ve found a way to put out the fire, now we can rummage through everything left after the fire, and possibly think about taking this ship on our own.