Leslon, Romulo and Leathan were eating dinner with the rest of the crew of the Jenivere when all of a sudden everything went dark. They woke up on a beach in a cove with sea scorpions ready to gnaw on their corpses. After dispatching the creatures, they took stock as to what happened. They found five other passengers, also unconscious, and a haphazard stack of their equipment and gear. Leathan realized that they had been poisoned by the cook with a powerful substance known as oil of taggit. Leslon realized that they were stranded on a dangerous island known as Smuggler’s Shiv.
After interacting with Aerys Mavato, Gelik Aberwhinge, Ishirou, Jask Derindi and Sasha Nevah, it becomes clear that just surviving on the island will take some hard work, especially with some of the personalities of the passengers.
The group decides to investigate the wreck of the Jenivere to search for survivors, supplies and information. They swim there only to find that most of the ship has been torn asunder. They find some meager supplies and tools, a few potions and the key to Jask’s shackles. In the larder, they find the body of the cook strangely stuffed into a cabinet as well as the bloated body of First Mate Alton Devers. A larger eurypterid (sea scorpion) bangs at the door leading to the middle hold. They quickly defeat it before returning to shore.