D&DeBrief episode 009 - Hijinks Ensue!
Summary: Khonnos and Axley have sneaked onto the pirate ship under the cover of an invisibility spell. They search the ship and find that one of the cargo holds of the ship contains strange sacs of bluish fleshy material. Closer inspection by Khonnos reveals that they are blue goblin eggs incubating in the hold! They also find a room full of magical artifacts, no doubt stolen during the crew's piratical adventures. Lastly, they find a huge metal barrel that looks out of place aboard the ship. Axley finds a way to open the barrel and they discover that this is much more than a large tin can! Meanwhile, as Emmeryn and Marcel wait on the docks, they are approached by a two halflings. One introduces himself as Dawmer Brittlespoon and expresses that they are looking for their cousin, Axley Tillingquest. They tell him that Axley must be back at the tavern, but he seems suspicious. Axley and Khonnos escape from the ship, with a little help from an ancient ultra-rare artifact. Ulgrat comes back to the dock watch station and tries to settle the matter of damage caused by Khonnos and Axley exiting the suspected pirate ship. At the end of the negotiations the group leaves the island, possibly for the last time.
Debrief: The group discusses some magical items they found, where they want to go next, and how not-fun it is to watch the DM play out conversations between two or more NPCs. The whole point is to make things fun, so even if the players make odd choices or they roll so poorly that things go terribly wrong, the DM needs to be able to provide opportunities for the group to turn it around and salvage the situation.
Maps & Images:
Island Chain where Trastenfen is located: Map of the Gormer Chain
The region to the West of Trastenfen: Map of West Region
Image of the eye symbol seen on the tunics of the sailors: Eye Symbol
Image of the eye symbol with longer tentacles on the stems: Eye Symbol Extended
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Music: Mystery by ebunny https://audiojungle.net/item/mystery/4987658
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