No sooner has The Nightowl drawn up her anchor than two Three Seas bounty-privateers are bearing down on her from the west. Flying all her canvas, the mistico flees toward the northeast and towards Belltower, hoping to outrun their much faster pursuers. For all their efforts, however, the two caravels – The Iron Idler and The Anchors Aweigh quickly outpace the poor mistico and throw boarders onto The Nightowl’s deck. That’s when the adventurers turn the tides.
Once the halfling boarders land on The Nightowl’s stern, The Nameless Company make incredibly short work of them, pushing many into the ocean, teleporting several away and slaying a few outright. In short order, their ship is free from boarders with minimal casualties among her crew. A well-timed magical threat from Zencaré encourages the mercenaries to hang back while the adventurers make good their escape.
Arriving back in Belltower, the victorious heroes take the tour of their old haunts. The first stop is the Lunapome Center for Exceptional Children, where they reconnect with Vaca’s parents and orphans. While there, they make the acquaintance of Yoni, a shifter they slowly come to believe to the mysterious “Source” that the late Vix once spoke of.
At the Collegium, they reconnect with Lunoré and, somewhat reluctantly, agree to look into her theory that one of her professors is secretly a vampire. Visiting Professor Kajetan, the heroes are saddened to discover senility has more or less claimed the poor academic, discovering him mumbling inanities and repeating the phrase “await we the fall.” Agreeing to accompany the addlebrained Professor on a expedition to Maz Immura in the north, The Nameless Company find themselves with more trouble at home than they’d planned.