The Calhoon

Samuel, The Calhoon, and the Orb

I had just returned from a quick job with a simple pirate crew, eager to return back to sea when I saw him. He looked as if he was from a story, his dress was so similar to that of a generic pirate. I heard him mention he was looking for a crew, so naturally, I followed. As he picked up more people along the way, I kept thinking to myself that these people were adventurers, not sailors. We reached his ship where I kept my distance, not sure yet if this was the job for me. Despite his look, he is skilled, knowing I was there without making myself known.

I agreed to join his crew with the promise of payment, but for me it is about more than just the coin. I traveled with 5 other crew members, save the Captain and his sea dog. It was smooth sailing for a while, I kept to myself, no need to make attachments that can be broken in a second. While we were at sea we were attacked by a large dark vessel. Without thinking about it, I leapt to the deck from the rigging above and began fighting. The ship carried two long guns on the starboard side, so I began firing. I needed help, someone to reload and continue firing, luckily one of the other crew members was some kind of military man. Not the kind I particularly like, but he does his job, reloading and firing the cannon. I moved to the second cannon, attempting to get this ship off our trail. Finally 3 of the other members of the crew decided to join the fray, one of them an Ogrun. Not particularly smart, but strong as an Ox, he does his part. His companion, a wench, didn’t seem much good at the time, but in the end she proved herself useful enough. Then there was the drunkard, useless, if it were up to me he’d be walking the plank.

After a tough fight, the opposing vessel backed off, our Captain seemed very calm about the whole affair. I don’t trust this man, something about him is off. As we made landfall we continued into some ruins, fighting a number of undead like creatures. Not particularly entertaining, but it quenches my thirst for a fight well enough. We continued through the ruins, at one point losing the drunkard, good riddance. We eventually traveled to an place that contained a number of creatures ready for a fight, the Ogrun proved himself useful, as did the wench and the military man. The battle ended with our Captain, Samuel, taking out a cloaked figure with one shot. Some captain he is, making us do all the work. He came in and removed something from the wall, not telling us what it was. We got our pay and began our way back to Five Fingers, managing to pick up the drunkard once again.

On our way towards port, Samuel fell to some sort of assassin, only a blade with some kind of serpent symbol in it as evidence, I’d seen the symbol before. What does it mean, what connection does it have? Time for questions was later, I got to the wheel and navigated the ship back into port. Once there, the other crew wanted to search the Captain’s quarter, but found the way barred. It was at this time we realized we needed to elect a Captain in order to access it. Being the only one with vast sailing knowledge, the others elected me as captain. Captain Theradin Kage, it does have a nice ring to it. I now have the job of commanding this crew, I will be offering the other members permanent positions on the ship if they prove themselves worthy of being pirates.

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