The party made their way to the city of Modan, where they met with the leader of the Explorer’s League, Durvan Gall. They brought him up to speed on all they knew about the plague so far, and in return he promised to assist them if he could, and pass on any useful information he might learn.
Mystogan, Creed, and Wombert paid a visit to Dr. Brandin, who revealed to Mystogan that he did indeed posses relics made by Sinestra, but was reluctant to take someone he just met on a tour through his private collection. However, he did recommend a trustworthy ship’s crew to them, telling them he had hired The Wyvern’s Sting several times, and had yet to be disappointed.
With this knowledge in mind, the party regrouped and headed for the docks, hoping to find a ship that would carry them to the island where the Temple of Omos, and Velka, could be found. Going off Dr. Brandin’s suggestion, Mystogan pointed out a ship that could only be the Sting, made obvious by the finely carved wyvern on the prow. The ship’s First Mate, a Triton by the name of Cassian Tullius, eagerly greeted them, welcoming the party aboard, and informing them that the rest of the crew were returning from various errands in town.
The party toured the ship, meeting the various members of the crew as they returned from their outings, and settled in to their cabin. Fortunately, they all found their sea legs without incident. The weather cooperated, and for the most part the journey was enjoyable- however, that soon changed when they drew close to the island. The Temple of Omos was under attack. Large, batlike creatures swooped around it, carrying smaller figures on their backs. The party could see some of the clerics of Omos mounting a counter attack from the temple’s golden doors.
As the ship drew nearer, a few of the flying assailants spotted them, and peeled off in their direction. The party, and the ship’s crew, arranged themselves on the deck, ready for battle…
Crew of the Wyvern’s Sting
Captain: Joma the Deathless, male tortle. Looks like a snapping turtle. Wears a fancy hat with a big feather. He was stung by a wyvern once, and thought it would be a great name for his ship, which he rigged up with the help of his wife, Kojo. They call him deathless because he hasn’t died yet. Once, they thought he was dead, but he was really just sleeping in his shell.
First Mate: Cassian Tullius, male triton. He’s not a freaky fish guy.
Quartermaster: Suvys, female silver dragonborn.
Cook: “Cook”, a large, slightly rusted/tarnished bronze warforged wearing a chef’s apron and hat. He wields a giant ladle and is a terrible cook, since he doesn’t taste or eat, although Sharpe is helping him with that.
Bosun: Kojo Softshell, tortle female. She resembles a softshell/spotted turtle, with a long, thin snout. Her shell is dark blackish and has yellow spots.
Gunner: Eva, human female. In her 40s, she’s missing a few teeth and her last two fingers on her left hand, thanks to a misfire on one of the cannons she works with.
Deckhand: Farro, male firbolg. He gets a bit seasick at times, but really wanted to experience adventure on the high seas. He was made the deckhand since he was the one whose barf kept needing to be cleaned up.
Lookout: H’reek, aarakokra male.