The man nods in approval at Yosephus, Qalabash, Tamarie, Francis and Aelspeth. "Yes, yes... you all look like a rough bunch. No offense I hope. Some of my best friends are thugs. Anyway, I've run into a bit of a tough spot. I've got my ship, the Sea Sprite, just outside the harbor and, whaddya know, a whole bunch of ocean creatures just up and decides to attack the ship, disperse my crew, and otherwise make a great mess of the place. I want to avoid attention, and keep my little problem quite on the hush hush. If the insurance company finds out that my ship was attacked, it could cause a rise on my premium and I'd really like to avoid that, with the economy the way it is and all. I'm looking for some men and women that can reclaim the Sea Sprite for me and clear off the attackers before they damage anything important, or even cause the ship to sink. If you succeed while keeping your actions discrete, you will find that I can pay well for the service, of course."