Skull & Shackles #22: Death to Plugg & Scourge

At the end of the last session, we left our heroes—led by the heroic Vilimzair Aralivar—battling for control of the Man’s Promise.


The fighting swirled about the deck. Exhorted onwards to ever greater efforts, the heroes pressed the attack. Soon, their bravery and persistence began to tell as the pirates fell before their awesome might.

Grindin killed the sniper in the crow’s nest while Vilimzair exacted his terrible revenge on Sil by slaying her with his magic. Fered killed Arretta while Feng slew Plugg with one mighty blow (aided by Vilimzair’s morale-boosting calls). Fishguts smashed in Scourge’s head with a frying pan.

With their leaders slain, the rest of the pirates still able to fight surrendered and the ship fell into the heroes’ hands.

Once the bodies of the slain pirates had been disposed of and the ship has been looted, the party discussed who should be captain. Quickly, Vilimzair Aralivar was nominated for the job. Being easily the most heroic and inspirational member of the party—and having some previous experience as a pirate captain in his earlier life—he was quickly appointed captain. The surviving pirates, of course, swore allegiance to the new captain.

With this formality out of the way, Dread Pirate Captain Vilimzair began to organise his crew…


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Creighton is the publisher at Raging Swan Press and the designer of the award winning adventure Madness at Gardmore Abbey. He has designed many critically acclaimed modules such as Retribution and Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands and worked with Wizards of the Coast, Paizo, Expeditious Retreat Press, Rite Publishing and Kobold Press.

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