The two remaining sailors take the large sacks off their
dead shipmates and fill them with platinum, gold, and any gems you all have
discarded. They struggle with the load
but move no slower than the over burdoned Gnoll. When you all finally reach the jungle outside the temple, they
cut two sapling poles, tie the sacks of treasure on them and carry the load
between them. You move as fast as
you can toward the beach though that isn’t very fast considering the weight you
are carrying. Harsh shrieks and
whistles makes your hair stand up and the Naga hurries you along, telling you
they are carnivorous apes. He and Bait
had a run in with them while they were looking for the rest of the party after
the attack by the cannibles.
You finally reach the beach, exhausted, and collapse onto
the warm sand. One of the sailors
signals the Travair. You notice there
is a second ship in the bay, taking a protective position along side the
Travair. The Travair signals back and
two long boats are lowed over the side.
One long boat full of sailors is lowered from the second ship and joins
the two from the Travair. The giant
hamster comes out of the jungle as the boats pull up onto the sand. The sailors from the second ship spread out
protectively while the sailors from the Travair start loading your gear into
the long boats. A cloaked figure from
the second ship stays among the protectors.
None of the crew from the second ship make threatening moves toward you
or even attempt to go near the treasure.
They don’t want to make a second trip so you and all your gear and
treasure is crammed into the two long boats.
The longboats sit low in the water but you make it to the Travair
without a problem. As you get closer
you can see the second ship is very similar to the Travair, though perhaps a
tiny bit smaller and streamlined. Her
name appears to be the Sea Star. The
longboat from the second ship pulls up along side the Travair and the cloaked
figure seems to levitate up onto deck.
The longboat returns to the Sea Star and both ships make ready to sail.
The two surviving sailors stack the treasure they returned
with on the foredeck and present it to the captain and the crew. They all seem pleased. When the captain asks what happened to the
rest of the sailors that went ashore, the two tell the story of the cannibal
attack, the yugloth attack, which your party handled admirably, and then the
tragedy of the fall. Apparently one of
the support spikes gave way and they all fell.
The treasure is moved to the lock box and the ship gets underway.