Chapter 1 - Souls for Smuggler's Shiv
The Brine Demon
Found within a secluded cove on the eastern shore of the island. This ninety-foot-long shipwreck leaned against the cliff side by several jagged reefs and was encrusted with salt and moss. Its masts remained intact, but the sails had long since rotted away. At the bow, a leering demonic figurehead of green-caked brass provided an intimidating greeting to the castways and identified the ship as the Brine Demon, once the pride and joy of
cruel Captain Avret Kinkarian. The Brine Demon sailed Desperation Bay and the southern Arcadian Ocean for many years, taking part in various nefarious deeds and schemes, not the least of which was a protection racket off the coast of Sargava that involved several mid-ranking government officials.
The Captain had a fondness for ambushing ships around the waters of the Shiv, a tendency that eventually lead to his eventual downfall during one stormy night. Whilst exploring the ship, the castaways found most of the ship too rotten to be accesseable. Although when they found the captains cabin they caught the attention of the spirit haunting the Brine Demon, the ghost of it’s former captain. Just to be on the safe side the group smashed the captains skeleton and burnt down the remains of the wreck. However, when next they passed by the Demons cove the air was still and they could still sense the undead malice of the pirate captain.