Plot Lines

Plot Threads while party at level 5 - Part 1

Plot Hooks

  1. Press Ganged (not done)
  2. Stranded Sellsword (not done)
  3. Call for Help (done via Zalen Trafalgar)
  4. Secrets if the Necromancer King (not done)
  5. Breaking the Smuggling Ring (not done)
  6. Razor Coast, Born and Bred (not done)

Vignettes

  1. False Beggars (not done) p.138
  2. The Madman (not done) p.138
  3. A Shattered Man (not done) p.138
  4. Out to Sea (not done) p.138
  5. Entering Bawd (done) p.138
  6. Until Someone Loses an Eye (not done) p.138
  7. The Little Mugging (not done) p.138
  8. Chewed Out (not done) p.138
  9. Kids will be Kids (done) p.139
  10. The Jade Heavens (done) p.139
  11. Get Your Fish Here (done) p.139
  12. Whale Oil (not done) p.139
  13. Here Come the Dragoons (not done) p.139

Short Encounters

  1. Blood Orphan (not done) p.151
  2. Drunken Sailors (not done) p.151
  3. Wanna Smoke? (done) p.151
  4. Bone Hunters (not done) p.151
  5. Agents of Skum (done) p.152
  6. Ravenous Roaches (done) p.152
  7. Dragoon Patrol (not done) p.152

Whispers (p.68)

  1. Hargrove has a reputation as a premier map collector and boasts an even greater reputation as an appraiser and cartography enthusiast. He plans to hold a gallery opening for his cartography treasures, opening them to the public for the cultural enrichment of Port Shaw.
  2. Bonedeuce seems well liked by most citizens, and his rise to the position of commandant is legitimate and well deserved. He'll be fiddling again at the Broken Skull soon.
  3. Falken Frango, a feared pirate of the Razor Coast, went mad and murdered his own crew
  4. When they nabbed that McFarrows fellow, blood stained his mouth like a big 'o' and he kept calling for his wife, Jessica
  5. Harok McFarrows murdered his wife and family for the love of another woman!
  6. I believe Harok's tale of a man-shark devouring the village and attacking him, don't you?
  7. The Tulita Elder keeps trying to get some Milliwhosis witch doctor into the Lodge to help govern the city. Most folks find this ridiculous. A minority believes better representation among the original inhabitants will ease tensions in Port Shaw
  8. Did ye hear? Viscount Deepwater's neice, ah wha' be her name? Damn. Anyways she ran off wit' a bunch o' other rich sprogs. They headed t' that island or other. Stupid sprogs. Dolentla Isle! Thar be t' one. Damned memory ain't wha' it used t' be.
  9. There is a new High Priest of Quell in town, who came to replace Archibald Noeliss. His name is Zalen Trafalgar, and some folks wonder if he is related to the famed Wave Rider Solomon Trafalgar. Whoever he's related to, he's healing the sick and the poor - even Tulita. He should be heain' them thar's that pats, instead!
  10. Dragonsmoke smugglers pollute the local people with their deadly drugs. Young colonials as well as Tulita swell the ranks of local addicts. Despite their best efforts, the Dragoons have accomplished nothing.
  11. The docks at night are a hot bed of illegal dealings. It's a good place to buy dragonsmoke, and Tulita from the inland tribes routinely brings cages of exotic mainland animals to the docks at night. They leave each morning with empty cages.
  12. People know of the Kracken, but not his demonic heritage. While no one has sighted the Kracken for many years, and some take that as proof he died breaking the Wave Riders, most Rumour of a dark power that kills those foolish enough to venture too far past Darkol Island and Halgrin's Rest. Moreover, they are angry about the impact on shipping, and how ships vanishing on the Razor Coast drives up the price of whale oil and commodities from the far continent.
  13. They found the map to Garr Bloodbane's gold! The real map. No joke. Hargrove found it, of course. The rich always make out, don't they? And you know how I know its true? Word is they're equipping an expedition. Those're expensive. They don't send something like that out unless the map is real I tell you.

Rumours (p.69)

  1. The PC's learn the public circumstances of the remaining Wave Riders, including their likely locations.
  2. A popular angler from the town of Thumb's Reach has not sold his catch at the docks for over a week. Many believe the town was attacked and wonder if this is related to the recent arrest of Harok McFarrows for murder, as he sails out of Thumb's Reach.
  3. A cabal of influential persons around Port Shaw called the Ring of the Kracken, is involved in all sorts of sinister business. Strangely, no rumours connect them to dragonsmoke dealing.
  4. Word is Hargrove is sending Lt. Commander Trey Perrin in the Albatross out to hunt Garr Bloodbane's gold. If that's not proof that Hargrove bought the Dragoons long ago - he can order about a sloop! - I don't know what could paint it more clearly.
  5. Elder Barrison Hargrove hates the Tulita, and Whispers persist that he plans to eradicate the remaining local people - or at least force them from the Razor Coast

Adventure Options while party at level 5 - Part 2

Inciting Incidents

  1. An argument about the Black Shark allows the PCs to befriend an "old Razor hand" named Old Craw (not done) p.71
  2. Intervene as Dragoons threaten to beat old Tulita man to death for his "crazy" behaviour (not done) p.71
  3. The infamous pirate Drango escapes, and the PCs help or hinder pursuit (done) p.72
  4. Under pressure from the PCs, a team of dragonsmoke pushers foolishly reveals their supplier (done) p.72
  5. In a mad brawl between Tulita and newcomer dockworkers, who will the PCs back? (not done) p.72
  6. A fire on the docks introduces a Wave Rider and grants the chance to be local heroes (not done) p.72
  7. A pickpocket attempt by a former Wave Rider embroils the PCs in the Kracken's plot (done) p.72
  8. A chance meeting introduces Bethany Razor, opening opportunities for adventure (done) p.72

In and Near Port Shaw

  1. Discover a secret entrance into Fort Stormshield in the sewers (done) p.72
  2. Tangle with the Dragoons as they leave the sewers (avoided) p.73
  3. Fight or join Port Shaw's criminal underworld (not done) p.73
  4. Rescue child stolen by the Roachlord (done) p.74
  5. Lay a pirate bard's spirit to rest and find a treasure map in the sewers (done) p.74
  6. Root out a nest of the Kraken's spies in the sewers (done) p.75
  7. Brawl bare knuckles for fame and profit in Port Shaw (done) p.75

The Coast and the Continent

  1. Investigate an abandoned village plagued by shark attacks (done) p.76

On the Razor Sea

  1. Redeem an Elf noble by rescuing her shipmates from an abyss-haunted isle (in progress) p.77
  2. Lured inside an underwater mountain, PCs confront extradimensional invaders (not done) p.77
  3. Fight monsters on the high seas (done) p.77

Whispers (p.77)

  1. Zalen Trafalgar, the new high priest of Quell, is offering a reward for finding a missing person. Interested parties may inquire at the Chapterhouse.
  2. Chapterhouses of Quell along the Razor are gutted and gone. Empty. No one knows what attacked them, but something did
  3. I heard there's a new drug turned up in the islands. Some cargo pit, the Jaws or sumthin' is serving up Braingfog, it's called
  4. Elder Nakuaka is a dragonsmoke user
  5. Hargrove found a map to Garr Bloodbane's gold - for real!
  6. A series of violent shark attacks killed several fisher folk and left many badly injured not far from Port Shaw
  7. They're sending the best of the Dragoons on a mission to find Bloodbane's Gold. What a joke! Things are just going to get worse round here.
  8. It is always best to get the sea god's blessing before heading out on the waves.
  9. Turns out that Roland Lawrence fellow got booted from the Dragoons for dragonsmoke smuggling.

Rumours (p.69)

  1. Archibald is not the only priest of Quell gone missing or dead, there was another guy, Jalma something or other, went missing a month or two back
  2. You can fence goods, especially weapons, at Old Fish's Supplies.
  3. Tulita warriors from the interior are hunting the rogue Karskor Thul.
  4. Archibald just up and vanished. Then they sent along this new guy. Maybe it was a plot by the church!
  5. The Lodge is sending Lt. Commander Perrin on a long range patrol in the Albatross. They're covering up the real mission by claiming it's about Garr Bloodbane's Gold.
  6. Karskor Thul was last seen entering the sewers.
  7. The Dragoons are extremely corrupt and accept bribes from various criminals. For example. Barrett, owner of "Barrett's Barnacle" is a known rogue and cutthroat protected by the Dragoons.
  8. Someone bought up all the alchemist's fire from ever alchemist in Silk. They warned the Alchemist's Guild to keep their mouth shut, and the guild's pretty shaken up. I heard the Ring was involved.
  9. The Ring is upping its protection change by a silver piece. A good protection racket is one thing, but they're going to bankrupt us!
  10. No one knows who belongs to this Ring of the Kraken, but they are rumoured to somehow mark their members.

Level 5 Friendship, Redemption or Corruption of the Fallen Heroes

  1. Bethany Razor - One step of Friendship, One step of Corruption
  2. Belok Talorg - Five steps of Friendship, Two steps of Corruption
  3. Xander Brim - One step of Friendship, Two steps of Corruption
  4. Donovan Montgomery - Two steps of Friendship, One step of Redemption
  5. Jalia Ramires - Two steps of Corruption, One step of Distrust
  6. Falken Drango - Three steps of Friendship, One step of Corruption
  7. Roland Lawrence - One step of Friendship, Two steps of Corruption - Character now dead so redemption failed
  8. Milliauka, Mokoli Ali'i and the Tulita - Four steps of Friendship, Two steps of Corruption

Adventure Options while party at level 6

In and Near Port Shaw

  1. Discover a secret entrance into Fort Stormshield in the sewers (done)
  2. Tangle with the Dragoons as they leave the sewers (avoided)
  3. Fight or join Port Shaw's criminal underworld (not done)
  4. Rescue a child stolen by the Roachlord (done)
  5. Recover an elven diplomatic's stolen magic ring from the sewers (not done)
  6. Lay a pirate bard's spirit to rest and find a treasure map in the sewers (not done)
  7. Put down a criminal gang extorting Tulita in the outskirts (done)
  8. Root out a nest of the Kraken's spies in the sewers (not done)
  9. Brawl bare knuckle for fame and profit in Port Shaw (done)

The Coast and the Continent

  1. Brave Blacksink Marsh to save kidnapped plantation workers from sacrifice (not done)
  2. Explore a shrine to the shark god, revealed by an earthquake (not done)
  3. Wipe out a ring of humanoid trafficking drug smugglers (not done)

On the Razor Coast

  1. Fight monsters on the high seas (not complete)

Whispers (p.83)

  1. Elder Nakuaka was once a great man, and now he's just a dragonsmoke addict! They pulled him out of a smoke den when he was supposed to be attending a Lodge meeting - again!
  2. The Lodge sent Commander Trey Perrin to find Garr Bloodbane's gold in the Albatross.
  3. Someone broke in and stole a valuable map from Barrison Hargrove! No it was a painting! No it was a bit of magic from the homeland. No it was a Tulita relic. No one broke in! They just killed someone on his plantations.
  4. The Tulita plan to kill us all.
  5. There be a black shark!
  6. The latest fist fight at the Broken Skull is going to be good. Belok's going to try to take his title back from Jin.
  7. Children have been going missing around the docks. No one knows who is responsible for their kidnappings. Some people claim a dreadful ghost haunts the docks at night and devours the children.
  8. Barrison Hargrove is going to open his map and art collection for public viewing.
  9. Some inland Tulita warriors are in town hunting bones or something.
  10. They found Garr Bloodbane's treasure at Halgrin's Rest!
  11. Word out of Sharkjaw Docks is Perrin and the Albatross made the Pearl Eyes.
  12. You can fence strolen goods, especially weapons, at Old Fish's Supplies.
  13. The Albatross headed out to sea awfully quickly.
  14. That old wizard Xander Brim, has been wandering Tide at night casting spells on people.

Rumours (p.83)

  1. The former priest of Quell in charge of the Chapterhouse in Port Shaw, named Archibald Noeliss vanished without a trace last month, as did a Quellite missionry named Jalamar. Thank the waves for the new priest. Without him the Chapterhouse would have shut down!
  2. Hargrove plans to kill or enslave every last Tulita on the Razor!
  3. The sewers below the city link to a section of ancient catacombs rumoured to once have been the den of a long-dead necromancer named Tarath-Vreen. Entering the sewers is illegal, not to mention dangerous. The winding, crisscrossing tunnels can prove difficult to navigate, and many curious adventurers who entered the sewers never returned.
  4. Elder Nakuaka's dragonsmoke supplier deals out of Barrett's Barnacle.
  5. Old Fish's Supplies is actually a specialty weapon shop. Old Fish himself specialises in designing subtle and treacherous armaments for the many shady characters who visit the city. Anyone who visits the shop and enquires about "specialty hooks" for their fishing rod may be led to a cellar workshop where they can purchase any number of devious devices from the old man.
  6. Turns out the person buying up alchemist's fire in Silk was a woman named Vrina, a dark-haired beauty. No one knows what she wants with so many barrels of the stuff, but whispers abound that a few inquisitive alchemists have gone missing, so no one is asking now. Vrina has not been seen in the city for several days.
  7. Word is Roland Lawrence was onto the Ring, and they got him cashiered.
  8. They say the Ring of the Kraken is planning something. No on knows what.

Level 6 Redemption of the Fallen Heroes of Razor Coast

  1. Bethany Razor - One step of Friendship, Two steps of Corruption, One steps of Complications
  2. Belok Talorg - Five steps of Friendship, Three steps of Corruption, Two steps of Complications
  3. Xander Brim - One step of Friendship, Three steps of Corruption, Two steps of Complications
  4. Donovan Montgomery - Two steps of Friendship, One step of Redemption, One step of Corruption, One step of Complications
  5. Jalia Ramires - Three steps of Corruption, One step of Distrust
  6. Falken Drango - Three steps of Friendship, Two steps of Corruption, One step of Complications
  7. Roland Lawrence - One step of Friendship, Two steps of Corruption - Character now dead so redemption failed
  8. Milliauka, Mokoli Ali'i and the Tulita - Four steps of Friendship, Two steps of Corruption, One step of Complications

Adventure Options while party at level 7

In and Near Port Shaw

  1. Tangle with the Dragoons as they leave the sewers (avoided)
  2. Fight or join Port Shaw's criminal underworld (not done)
  3. Recover an elven diplomatic's stolen magic ring from the sewers (not done)
  4. Lay a pirate bard's spirit to rest and find a treasure map in the sewers (not done)
  5. Put down a criminal gang extorting Tulita in the outskirts (done)
  6. Root out a nest of the Kraken's spies in the sewers (not done)
  7. Brawl bare knuckle for fame and profit in Port Shaw (done)
  8. Hunt the lost treasures of an ancient necromancer in the sewers (not done)
  9. Uncover a demonic plot to detonate Quell's chapterhouse in Port Shaw (not done)

The Coast and the Continent

  1. Wipe out a ring of humanoid trafficking drug smugglers (not done)

On the Razor Coast

  1. Investigate why the lighthouse on Beacon Island went dark (not done)
  2. Fight monsters on the high seas (not complete)
  3. Stop an assassination attempt on Zalen Trafalgar (not done)
  4. Foil the Kraken's plot to marry a double agent to the locathah king (not done)

Whispers (p.89)

  1. The Albatross was spotted in the Pearl Eyes, floating like a ghost ship!
  2. No one has heard from the Albatross in weeks.
  3. The nude body of an alchemist floated up from the sewers and out to sea. Then a shark got it.
  4. Word out of Sharkjaw is Commander Perrin on the Albatross found Garr Bloodbane's gold!
  5. Someone is buying up every Garr Bloodbane map in the city.
  6. Sagacious Samuel found Garr Bloodbane's treasure map in the sewers.
  7. There is legend of an underwater garden off Beacon Island where Garr Bloodbane hid his treasure.
  8. Aeron Chambers will fight a duel soon against some luckless fool.

Rumours (p.90)

  1. Nakuaka's dragonsmoke supplier deals out of Barrett's Barnicle.
  2. A group of adventurers once went to seek Bloodbane's treasure near Beacon Island and never came back.
  3. Ships travelling to and from Port Shaw continue to vanish, but curiously they never belong to Barrison Hargrave or his friends.
  4. Old Fish sometime deals in illegal and banned weapons.
  5. Word is the Ring of the Kraken is planning something. No one knows what.
  6. Someone bought up all the stock of alchemist's fire from all the alchemical shops in Silk. They warned the Alchemist's Guild to keep their mouths shut. The guilds pretty shaken up. I heard the Ring was involved.
  7. Gregory Bonedeuce has taken a very large number of merchants to dinner at the Kraken's Gullet lately.
  8. Word is there's an assassin coming in from the mainland, but no one knows what business he's on. Word also is the Ring hired him.
  9. My cousin overheard a drunken Dragoon say Perrin had it coming to him for sticking his nose into Ring business.

Level 7 Redemption of the Fallen Heroes of Razor Coast

  1. Bethany Razor - One step of Friendship, Three steps of Corruption, One steps of Complications
  2. Belok Talorg - Five steps of Friendship, Four steps of Corruption, Three steps of Complications
  3. Xander Brim - One step of Friendship, Four steps of Corruption, Three steps of Complications
  4. Donovan Montgomery - Two steps of Friendship, Two steps of Corruption, Two steps of Complications
  5. Jalia Ramires - Four steps of Corruption, One step of Distrust, One step of Complications
  6. Falken Drango - Three steps of Friendship, Two steps of Corruption, Two steps of Complications
  7. Roland Lawrence - One step of Friendship, Two steps of Corruption - Character now dead so redemption failed
  8. Milliauka, Mokoli Ali'i and the Tulita - Four steps of Friendship, Two steps of Corruption, One step of Complications

Adventure Options while party at level 8

In and Near Port Shaw

  1. Recover an elven diplomatic's stolen magic ring from the sewers (done)
  2. Lay a pirate bard's spirit to rest and find a treasure map in the sewers (done)
  3. Put down a criminal gang extorting Tulita in the outskirts (done)
  4. Brawl bare knuckle for fame and profit in Port Shaw (done)
  5. Hunt the lost treasures of an ancient necromancer in the sewers (done)
  6. Uncover a demonic plot to detonate Quell's chapterhouse in Port Shaw (failed)
  7. Battle a sewage elemental beneath Port Shaw (done)

The Coast and the Continent

  1. Wipe out a ring of humanoid trafficking drug smugglers (not done)

On the Razor Coast

  1. Investigate why the lighthouse on Beacon Island went dark (not done)
  2. Fight monsters on the high seas (not complete)
  3. Stop an assassination attempt on Zalen Trafalgar (not done)
  4. Foil the Kraken's plot to marry a double agent to the locathah king (not done)
  5. Hunt for underwater treasure and discover the wreck of the Razor's Edge (not done)
  6. Scout the home base of the Krakenfiend and hope to escape alive (not done)
  7. Bargain with a loa and travel the elemental realms on a mission for a demi-deity (not done)

Whispers (p.95)

  1. Dontorian recently died of a shark attack while taking a swim.
  2. Sharks attacked fisherman up and down the Razor.
  3. Dragoons found the nightslink empty, scarred and bloodstained. One less pirate crew to worry about.
  4. Some ghost keeps scaring people to death at night on the docks.
  5. The Albatross went missing and Perrin was captured by sirens! They sent the Pride to rescue him. Leaves us pretty ass in the wind without a frigate in port!
  6. The depredations of a pirate named Captain Bravancello and his ship the Sara Belle are proving too much to bear. The merchant league has hired a ship to hunt the Sara Belle and sink her.
  7. They found Garr Bloodbane's treasure in a trunk at an old widow's house in Bawd district. It's been sitting under our noses the whole time!
  8. Vagrants have been vanishing off the streets.
  9. I heard some merchant crying into his ale about how his ship was eaten by a kraken, and now he's broke. Broke I tell you! But he still had gold to buy his drink. Pathetic!

Rumours (p.90)

  1. The Albatross is overdue reporting to the Sharkjaw Docks cargo station in the Pearl Eyes.
  2. A merchant who lost his ship to a kracken, recently, took dinner with Bonedeuce at the Gullet not two weeks past.
  3. Asking among the alchemists of Silk reveal that the mysterious Vrina smelled vaguely of sewage.
  4. Sagacious Samuel is an excellent forger and very reasonable.
  5. Trey Perrin's map is a brilliant forgery, commissioned by Hargrove and penned by an unwitting Sagacious Samuel.

Level 8 Redemption of the Fallen Heroes of Razor Coast

  1. Bethany Razor - Two step of Friendship, Four steps of Corruption, Two steps of Complications
  2. Belok Talorg - Five steps of Friendship, Six steps of Corruption, Three steps of Complications - Underground
  3. Xander Brim - Four step of Friendship, Five steps of Corruption, Three steps of Complications - Underground
  4. Donovan Montgomery - Three steps of Friendship, Two steps of Corruption, Three steps of Complications - Underground
  5. Jalia Ramires - Five steps of Corruption, One step of Distrust, One step of Complications - Underground
  6. Falken Drango - Three steps of Friendship, Two steps of Corruption, Two steps of Complications - Underground
  7. Roland Lawrence - One step of Friendship, Two steps of Corruption - Character now dead so redemption failed
  8. Milliauka, Mokoli Ali'i and the Tulita - Four steps of Friendship, Two steps of Corruption, One step of Complications - Redeemed

Adventure Options while party at level 9