I approached the village with Sho and we were approached by the crew members we saw. They were being overseen by Scourge who immediately asked where the other two (Harvus and Mirei) were. I informed them that they were cleaning up a Grindylow nest we had found which apparently pissed Scourge off. After letting him know we found food and water, he mumbled something (I wasn’t listening, heard something about “minds of our own”) before having everyone attack us.
No one drew weapons so I figured he just wanted to rough us up a bit but getting hit sucks and I didn’t feel like getting hurt. I still ended up getting whacked pretty good in the face by Samms but she seemed to feel bad about having to do it to follow orders so I’ll let it slide this time. Eventually Scourge listened to reason and called them off of me but still beat up Sho for mouthing off while they were attacking. She really has a bad mouth and knows how to get in trouble.
With all of that settled, Scourge wanted me to tell him everything that happened on the island. I decided to give him the edited version:
- First day was spent just getting through the swamp, nothing of note happened. Climbed/hopped over a river with a broken bridge and made camp when it got late.
- Second day we managed to get out of the swamp and saw a bunch of rotting corpses in a tent. Set fire to it since it looked like a breeding ground for disease and I needed to cleanse it, can probably still see the smoke in the distance. Harvus and Sho got heavily injured by swarms of botflies at the edge of the swamp, something to watch out for. We continued forth after tending to their wounds a bit until we ran into a beach with giant palm trees. This is where we found those coconuts but there were giant crabs living in some/most of them, I used my wits and led the other to trees that had no shells in order to safely get coconuts out. Who knows what would have happened if I wasn’t there. I made a glorious basket-thing from some leaves to drag some coconuts back with.After that we went back to trail and continued up hill till we found a stronghold. The stronghold was empty except for some weird vine creatures in a tree and some guy who hung himself in a shack. I wanted to set fire to it since he seemed a little undead but I didn’t have anything useful to start a fire with on me. There is also a spring of fresh water running out of the stronghold where I filled my waterskin from, that’s some delicioussss water and I recommend bringing back some barrels of it. I also spotted the Grindylows from this stronghold wearing some items that made me think they were the same ones to attack our ship during the storm. It was getting late by then so we camped for the night outside of the stronghold before going to find out if these Grindylows were the same that attacked us.
- The third day was spent making our way to the Grindylow nest and investigating it. We ended up having to fight them off and killed a bunch of them before I had everyone get back out to regroup and report what they’d seen. It was also here that I spotted the sunken ship a few miles from shore on the other side of the island. After tallying up how many Grindylows were killed and how many might be left, Harvus and Mirei were confident they could finish searching the caves and dealing with any Grindylows they encountered on their own. I knew we were running out of supplies so I wanted to get back and report the food and water locations and came back, Sho followed while I left Mirei and Harvus to deal with the caves. On the way back I stopped by some fields we saw (they were down a different path) and found out it was full of corn. I didn’t want to spend too long checking it out and so I let it be for the time being to come back here.
- Today was spent making our way back to here before the ship left. Harvus and Mirei are likely still investigating the caves for anything missing from the ship after the attack while Sho and I trekked back through the jungle and swamp while dragging the coconuts to bring word of what we found.
insert replies and comments from Scourge while this is being told and let me know if I need to adjust anything based on his replies