Our heroes began to explore the deck, and found Eltherian’s signet seal, but no elven hero. Boomah and Dremahl went to look into the cargo hatch, and once again Boomah fell victim to murderous command. Producing a bomb, he blew up the priest. Everyone turned to address the murderous goblin and throw him overboard.
Whille the party was distracted, a doldrums dropped down on the dragon. He was wounded, but did not succumb to its air-sucking powers. Aware that he was engulfed by a huge creature, he struck the enemy with his limning rapier.
Luix charged and also got trapped inside, but bashed away with his flail. Boomah ran through it, leaving a trail of fire behind, but did little damage. The dragon struck with his rapier again, and sent a shocking torrent through the mysterious beast. Quickly after it began visible, the doldrums was destroyed and a faint wind began to pick up. Before it vanished, the creature said “I will tell my master."
They went into the aft cabin and found a chart and meeting room, with detailed maps of the mainland coast and the ship’s official log. They also found a trap door leading down. They piled the furniture over that door and moved on.
After using Clairvoyance to ‘see’ a dirty female elf lying unmoving on the floor, they sent Celeste to open the door. She stepped in, and the elf hopped up and pulled all the shades off, flooding the room with light. She called out, “you may have defeated the wards, but you shall not defeat me demon.”
The goblin had rushed in as well, as Celeste moved forward to calm the now obviously living elf. She flashed her elven curve blade at the group, and demanded they exit the cabin before any parlay could begin. Luix dragged Boomah out, and Celeste stepped back to the entry.
They explained that they were looking for Eltherian and ‘his’ magic bow. She told them that Eltherian was no more, and that his treasures and his burdens now belonged to her. Also, that it mattered little, as they now shared his prison.