Tales of the Nereid's Kiss

The Lady's Favor, Scene 2, Day 4
August 1 & 2, 1660

Port Royal, Jamaica

The shipment that is to go to Dominica was delivered and loaded onto your ship. Anna Beth was invited to a Masked Ball at the Pettigrew Manor House the very next evening. Through some investigative work, Leila found out that this is where Jebediah Cotton was being held. JP will attend the ball with Anna Beth.

Leila and Corky are sent to the manor to case the joint ahead of time.

Michael Knotts joined the crew of the Nereid’s Kiss after JP informed him that Captain Todd was dead and had claimed not to know Michael at all.

Corky was able to gain access to the Pettigrew Manor House by claiming she was lost and hungry. While in the house, Corky managed to make off with extra food and a few pieces of silver. A guard from the house walked Corky back to town because she was too afraid of the “tigers in the woods.” Leila snuck up behind the guard and slit his throat.

Leila stole a carriage in town to use for the evening’s event. Since Anna Beth already hired a carriage for the night, Leila used the stolen one to take Pedro, Charlie, and Artemis with her to offer assistance at the ball, if needed.

JP and Anna Beth had two sets of masks made for the ball. One was to wear to the ball and the second set was made to be exactly like that of the host. Upon arrival at the ball, JP found out one of Anna Beth’s secrets – she’s a Stuart and is using an alias.

During the ball, JP snuck off while Anna Beth continued to socialize with the party guests. He was able to knock out the servant shadow and then did the same to the two guards beating Captain Cotton. JP helped Captain Cotton escape from the house and then went back to Anna Beth.

After several minutes, JP informed Anna Beth that they needed to leave. Just as they were making their get-away, a female servant screamed and alerted the remaining guards that something was wrong. One guard tried to stop JP and Anna Beth but failed. They returned to the ship without incident.

Meanwhile, outside the house, Artemis, Charlie, Leila, and Pedro managed to take out the three guards watching the front of the house. They found Captain Cotton in the woods and carried him off to the safety of their carriage. Four of Pettigrew’s guards chased them into town, wounding Pedro in the process.

Pedro was able to lose the guards temporarily but a broken wheel on the carriage kept them from being able to get away cleanly.

Everyone had to bail and scatter. The guards saw Artemis and mistook him for a slave. They asked him if he’s seen a man and a woman running from the area. Artemis signaled that the couple they were looking for had gone off in a different direction, thus allowing the four of them (and Captain Cotton) to get back to The Nereid’s Kiss.

Bones helped Pedro and Captain Cotton as the ship sailed from port.

Anna Beth made a social faux pas in front of Lelia, calling JP by his name and not as “Captain”. Lelia jumped at the opportunity to see Anna Beth disciplined by JP and told him what had happened. For Anna Beth’s slip of the tongue, JP made it clear to her – and the crew – that she would forfeit one half of her next share to the ship’s treasury.

For their help in rescuing Captain Cotton and for keeping his daughter Virginia safe, Captain Cotton told them that he would take them to the buried French payroll. He also said that he would ask for only a share for himself and a share for Virginia and that the crew of The Nereid’s Kiss could split the rest.

From the crow’s nest, Corky spotted another ship tailing them, but by morning that ship was nowhere to be seen.

The Nereid’s Kiss was able to make it to Dominica eight days later (five days ahead of schedule).

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The Lady's Favor, Scene 2, Day 3
July 31, 1660

The crew found the captain of The Bloody Keel playing cards with members of his crew at The Royal Crown. Anna Beth put herself up as the stakes for a game with Captain Todd and JP.

After losing the game, JP offered double or nothing for a second game. Captain Todd accepted the new stakes. JP lost that game as well, but rather than lose his money or Anna Beth, he started a fight.

Anna Beth, JP, and Tiana were injured (all were healed by Bones with no serious wounds to deal with after). Artemis, Charlie, and Pedro helped in the fight and before long Captain Todd and three of his men were dead.

The barkeep at The Crown helped the crew escape the French guards coming from the fort. The entire crew made it back to The Nereid’s Kiss and put out to harbor just to make sure there would be no pursuit.

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The Lady's Favor, Scene 2, Day 2
July 30, 1660

Port Royal, Jamaica

The crew of The Nereid’s Kiss got a job taking merchandise to Dominica (1,080 miles – 12 days journey one way). You were paid 575 pieces of eight upfront and are promised an additional 575 pieces of eight if the delivery makes it in tact to Beaux Armes et de Biens Importes de Emile by August 15. You may be able to get a bonus for early delivery – to be negotiated with Emile.

After a crew meeting, it was decided that the pieces of eight received from Alain to transport the merchandise to Dominica would be used to purchase four units of sugar cane (200 pieces of eight per unit).

The mizzen sails were ripped apart by the ghost crew.

Leila followed Pedro out of town and watched him bury something into the riverbed. She warned him not to keep secrets from the captain, especially if those secrets could be detrimental to the captain or any crew members of The Nereid’s Kiss.

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The Lady's Favor, Scene 2
July 29, 1660

Port Royal, Jamaica

Virginia told you that she had gotten a letter from a man by the name of Michael Knotts. In this letter he tells Virginia that he has information about her father and that if she wants this information she is to meet him at a private table at noon at The Royal Crown – known to locals as The Crown.

Several members of the crew go to the tavern with Virginia. After Mr. Knotts tells Virginia that her father is in prision for attacking a French payroll ship, essentially calling Jebediah Cotton a pirate, he then calls for his men to take Virginia captive.

A fight ensues and Anna Beth, JP, and Tiana were injured. In the end however, Michael Knotts was captured and taken to your ship where he will remain until the captain of The Bloody Keel shows himself.

Bones mended the wounds of the Captain, Master of Sails, and Quartermaster, though Anna Beth and Tiana’s wounds were enough that it would take some time for them to heal fully.

Wild Cards awarded 1 experience point.
Extras awarded 0 experience points.

Anna Beth – kept one wound after being healed by Bones.
Artemis – participated in the fight against Michael Knotts but was not injured.
Jean-Pierre LaCroix – healed by Bones.
Leila Lobo-Mendez – did not participate in the fight as she was elsewhere gathering information on Jebediah Cotton.
Michael Knotts – Member of The Bloody Keel. Tried to capture Virginia Cotton but was captured himself after a duel with members of The Nereid’s Kiss.
Pedro de la Rosa Martinez – participated in the fight against Michael Knotts but was not injured.
Tiana Silva – kept one wound after being healed by Bones.
Virginia Cotton – once again, saved by the crew of the Nereid’s Kiss.

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The Lady's Favor, Scene 1
July 26, 1660

Tortuga

The crew of the Nereid’s Kiss met Virginia Cotton – a woman of standing from England – in Tortuga. She had come from England after losing contact with her father, Jebediah Cotton. Several members of the crew fended off ruffians and thus saved her life. Although she had very little money, she booked passage to Port Royal, Jamaica (a three day journey).

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