Night. Dark, Cold. A night time pleasure cruise is interrupted when Kanye the giant spots the shadowy outline of a Wyvern circling overhead. Before long Kanye spots two ships approaching from the direction of Etarin, one of the ships, as it turns out has a differently shaped sail than any the party have encountered in their extensive sailing careers. Arbuckle colours are spotted and the group forms a plan, they’ll draw them in using the slugworthy lame ‘normal wind sailing’,and once they’ve commited, hit the juice and escape, or separate them to allow for easier pilfering.
The strange boat is much larger than the other, and the Feena (Masabater?) and is made of metal. Once the other ships get closer, the larger strange sailed boat begins to lift out of the water, not unlike the Feena when she’s got a keel full of air elemental.
Strive to be Epic
New plan, because a dangerous plan is better than no plan. We’ll shoot the gap between the approaching ships, making pursuit much more difficult. As the distance closes, the more normal enemy ship opens fire with its ballista, thankfully missing badly. The Wyvern passes overhead and drops some burning cargo, but also misses our ship thankfully. Katt hits the juice about now, and the ship slams into motion, racing up to a nigh-impossible 105 knots, an acceleration brutal enough to knock out Sven and Kanye. As we race past the ironclad sea-blimp, Katt reaches out with his wand of Summon Monster and hits the enemy with a shot of air elemental to most of our confusion. Turns out his gambit was cleverly thought out, the elemental powered their boat much the same as the Feena and the ironclad immediately accelerated in the opposite direction, launching unprepared crewmembers overboard in the process. After the burn is complete we resume normal sailing some distance from the enemy ships, they don’t immediately give chase, presumably recovering their crewmembers and soiled smallclothes after witnessing our awesomeness. Well maybe just the former. Kanye wakes up and decides to check the mast for a black box, in the process he slips and falls. Thankfully his fall was arrested by Masa who absorbed some of the damage. We hit the gas again, hopefully forcing the opponents to show their hand and either give chase or give up. They do not disappoint and give chase. The Feena turns and launches their superior weapon: Sven. Kanye also launces from the mast. Kanye’s flight is interrupted when he hits a wall of wind, apparently summoned by a silver demon on the other boat. Masa lets loose with our ballista and strikes the demon, while Kanye’s recovery doesn’t go smoothly and he starts falling.
Sven strikes the wind wall, and is launched high in the air, loses control, but manages to find some control on the other side of the wall.
At this point Keera is unleashing her magics on the foes, launching many magic missiles at the silver demon, to varying effect. She also summoned an air elemental that tries to pick up a gnomish crewmember on the other ship, but it unfortunately not strong enough.
Meanwhile, Trig has reset the catapult and launched herself. The comely wizard launches through the air, escorted by two mirror images of herself. Trig manages to avoid the wind wall, tipped off by some unfortunate eagles who ran into it previously. Elementals attack, elementals summoned by Katt and Keera attack while summoned eagles also drop in at the demon. Keera points a finger at the silver demon, emitting a ray of energy that saps the strength of the Silver Demon.
Kanye manages some control over his descent, and launches a grenade at the silver demon, (set to explode in d3 rounds) fuse burning inconsistently. Kat casts spiritual weapon, a stunning [redacted] appears, and misses the foe.
Trig’s mirror image soaks up some arrows as she soars past. As the ship has approached to a near enough distance, Masa leaps for the other vessel, and barely makes it, hanging off the side.
As we leave the party for this session, Trig is soaring overhead, Masa clings to the side of the Arbuckle ship and Kanye’s grenade is burning away, set to blast at any given moment…