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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Alexander View Post
    Michael will then sail to the cross croft
    OOC: You are a slippery eel. You very nearly found yourself frozen in on a deserted hunk of rock for the winter.

    The Retribution sails south before the storm making the best time she can with damaged sails and rigging. Fortunately, she had a good collection of spares aboard and the crew is doing a fine job of getting them aloft. Nac'Losin and the Sorceress provide magical lighting in addition to the ships lamps to allow the men to work through the night. Unfortunately, there is a thick layer of clouds, combined with the bright lighting on board you have no stars to navigate by. You've only traveled this stretch of sea once before on the way up.

    OOC: Make a knowledge geography or survival check which ever is better to find your way.

 

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    The Retribution sails swiftly and unerringly through the night. At dawn, it is clear you've made good time and held your course. The storm is still visible on the horizon behind you. It remains cold, but sunny where you are though the clouds are still moving south with you. The ships sails are fully restored and most of the other damage as well. Two more of the wounded died in the night, but Nac'Losin seems to be doing well with the rest of them. Your passengers mostly sleep in being exhausted by the mad dash to pack what they could and get out. Grumbar's cooking begins to rouse them however. You wonder if he's showing off just a bit to the new audience with impressive omelets filled with cheese and fresh vegetables, thick peppered bacon, tea with cream and hot biscuits with butter and honey. Nac'Losin finally gets some rest after checking the wounded once more at dawn and having a little breakfast. Chandar is on deck drilling a few of the men with long spears in what you suspect are tactics he's working out to deal with the sorts of undead you faced yesterday. Mangram has a team servicing all the artillery which got quite a workout as well. Guissippe is leading the marksmen in cleaning all the firearms.

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    Michael will take a brief tour of the ship and visit the wounded and the passangers as well checking on their welfare and saying a few encourgagine words. Returning to the quarterdeck he will lose himself in thought for a bit and then will once again reach out to Padar Losin

    Padar,
    We are going to need to be able to recruit 20 or so familes to garrison our new holding close to icewatch as well as individuals to serve in icewatch proper. Please see what you can do to recruit them. Also were going to need to book 5 or 6 large merchantmen to carry our goods and equipment to icewatch in the spring. We are also going to need 3 to 4 small icebreakers to station there. they should be small sloop with a reinforced bow and ribs, see the dwarves and ask if they can make them with metal ribbing like the ship we are constructingnow. The bow should have a heated ram to help break the ice.

    Also were going to need numerous magicla fresh water barrells and more of the magical heated braizers if were going to establish a presence there. Fund s now should be getting tight and i hope to unload our entire cargo at bronhelm for a indecent profit which should pay for it all in addition to giving us a very large reserve.

    Please see to recruiting additional sailors and marins from loyal sources as well as shore garrisons..were going to have to have a solid martial arm i fear.


    Michael will then take his leave of the deck and ask Grumbar if he could spare a few buckets of fresh hot water so that he can bath.

    Once truly bathed and not with just a clean cantrip, Michale will at last crawl into his bed.

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    The ship will need some time in a dry dock to fully recover from the battle, but you have a large complement on board, so you have more than enough men to sail her even with the losses and the wounded.

    A bath is provided. With all the amphibians aboard there is always plenty of hot water ready.

    Padar responds in the affirmative and says he's trying to put things in motion. Icewatch is a tough sell as it has a reputation as a terrible place to be posted.

    Soon enough Michaela falls into a exhausted sleep.

    OOC: How about a d20?

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    how about a solid 14

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    Does Michael know if Icewatch is a major source for anything,,i e whale, seal oil etc..something that is a common /uncommon commidity..

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    The biggest exports are whale oil, whale bone, walrus hide and tusks, seal skins, fish and game meats--elk, moose, caribo, reindeer etc (frozen, salted or dried), furs, timber, and iron. The most unique thing they export is hunting weapons and leather/hide armor types, particularly short bows, harpoons, knives, wooden shields and spears. These are often blessed by shamans or magical.

    The ship passes an uneventful day, but the every present storm continues to dog you on the horizon.

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    Michael will continue to head the Retribution in a more or less staight line to Crosscroft and hope to get ahead of the storm.

    Hoping the news at icewatch will create a panic once it is known, Michael will have PL see if he cant make some quick cash for the company by buy up or optioning as much whale oil and goods from icewatch as he can.

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    Padar sees this as an excellent idea. He will set about making purchases immediately.

    The ship continues South as best speed. Indeed the Retribution has seen the sails of a couple other ships in the distance as you out pace them thanks to some magical help and fine seamanship.

    OOC: Another D20?

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