As we headed towards Blackrock Cove, we were set upon by a twin sailed junk. The pirates on board must have seen a small Felix Rex ship this far out and decided we were easy pickings. After a short exchange of ballista and catapult we pulled in close, boarded them and took control of their vessel. I was very pleased with the way this new ship of
ours handles in a fight and it should suit us nicely as the next Polka Mor.
12 of their crew surrendered to us and the rest died in the assault or were pitched over the side after failing to
yield. The ship, although damaged is still servicable and and so we made the decision to take it with us to
The Krakken piloted us through “The Turmoil” safely and soon we entered the cove, a place which lives up to it’s legendary tales.
The Krakken gave us a berth and we moored up ready to start overhauling The Polka Mor. The Junk and it contents sold for a pretty penny, and have allowed us to get the ship converted back to having room for the crew and for a small amount of cargo as well as giving Cutty a brand new Galley/Surgery.
We’ve parted ways with a number of the escapees that weren’t suited to being crew, or who just didn’t want a life as a pirate/smuggler. The rest of the crew have been given an allowance to buy themselves new clothing and to generally have some shore leave, while the ship is being repaired. I’ve bought myself a large and impressive looking lockbox, which has been filled and bulked out with coins and low cost, yet large gems. I have also had a pickled egg barrel made into a lock box and this contains the majority of our wealth split into 4 portions, for myself, Cutty, Johann and Mugridge.
Life in Blackrock Cove is very relaxing. When I’m not overseeing repairs of haggling for materials and skilled labour I’ve spent my time here dining as a guest of The Krakken and occasionally indulging in some light gambling. News drifts in regarding the war and the politics of Ybent and of Gryffin Peak(There are many sailors in port talking of the great wealth waiting there just ripe for the picking), but lying on the deck basking in the sun it all seems a million miles away. At times I get bored and yearn for some excitement, but I know that we will soon be setting sail to continue our mission to the Sea Princes.
We have new sails, the ship has been given a coat of Black wash and the carpenters here have made me a changeable name plate to my own design. We’ll give the ship her true name just before we set sail.