Whisper's journal entry 8
We have been at the port of stocktown for a few days. Arms of war are not permitted in this city.
The docking fee for our boat is 3 gold per day. I have been performing and managing to gather
monies that way. Star has been trying his hand at pick pocketing. Sharlyn has been feeling
homesick and is wanting to get the ship repaired. We have been quoted around 2000 gold. Star
and myself decide to head to the tavern, to try and get work and to see if we can recruit for our
small boat. Sharlyn tries the dock. Star spent the day looking for a religious tavern called the
‘tavernnakle’. We head to the hospipe. I give the barmaids a tip of my hat, and they blush and
giggle. I go to the hearth and get ready to play. I give Star a nod and begin to play to charm the
crowd so he can pickpocket.
Star is intrigued by one person dressed rather well, out of place in here. He goes to talk to him.
Turns out to be a silk merchant and his competition has been sunk at sea, he’s the only
merchant importing silk here and is making lots of money. Star goes to pickpocket but the man
moves to the bar to get a drink. Star manages to miss cutting him instead of his purse. The man
buys Star a drink and drunkenly tells him stories. Star manages to steal his coin purse. Star
leaves and bumps into two people coming in. A human male and a big scaly woman. The
human and scaly woman check him out, the woman tries to touch his ears and Star tries to
touch her tail. The man just leaves and goes to the bar. Star heads to the boat. The woman
comes over to me and stares at me intensely, I’m curious but continue to play. The human
comes to sit by her and seems to like it before going to the bar. He wants a sweet beverage.
I end my tune. The scaly woman comes over and hands me a gold coin. I give her a wink and
she goes to sit back down. Star counts his stolen money back at the boat. 43 gold, 12 silver, 24
copper. He hides the purse in the wall of the ship. He then comes back to the tavern, standing
on a stool he gives an announcement. Trying to recruit but it backfired and is heckled. I pull Star
down. He goes to the bar and asks to how people get jobs around here, bartender not that
helpful so Star just gets a drink and comes back to sit with me. The scaly woman tells the
human to come over and find out what’s going off. The human is named Half. I ask about the
woman, Ceris. She is a Dragonborn and our conversation rolls into how they met….
(Please insert your back story here)
Sharlyn heads to the fishing area. She goes over to a fishing boat that is manned and close by.
She asks if they need help in fixing nets or catching fish. She asks about the pay difference
between fishing and netting. Netting pays more. He then talks about a rumor: heard that the
bigger shipping company is looking for one of their sunken ship. He asks her to bless his boat
before she leaves. Sharlyn blesses the boat in her language, saying how beautiful her
hometown is and how she likes a certain desert. Then she casts light on the tip of his boat to
finish off her ‘blessing’. She wanders off to find the net area. She enters the warehouse and
more or less demands to work there. Wage: 3-8 copper. A man comes over and forces her to
Back at the bar: We introduced ourselves. I tell them the story of how we met and how we
ended up here and why we need people. We can’t offer payment, just adventure. Ceris talks to
Half in draconic about whether or not they should join. I on the other hand need some physical
company and start working my charm on a barmaid. Ceris asks the barman where the rich live
as it’s become obvious that Star and myself are turning tricks in here. Ceris turns to Star ‘we
need more rich people’ Then turns to Half to explain. A man overhears and goes ‘hey’ in return
Ceris growls at him. We decide to meet up in the morning and I take the barmaid upstairs.
It’s going so well that another barmaid joins in and I don’t care who hears or who joins.
Star goes to sleep on the boat, his money still in the bilge. Sharlyn is frustrated and heads back
to the boat. Determined to start her own net building business. Half and Ceris went to bed as
they are staying in this tavern, she almost came into the room but Half explains that I’m
‘mating’….. I wouldn’t have minded if she did…..