The Pelicans continue Searching the ship. They discover very quickly that the clicking noise in the Captain’s cabin came from a hidden compartment in the pantry. It has opened and released some sort of mold. The mold seems to be growing, and the temperature of the room is dropping alarmingly. The Pelicans close and lock the door, hoping that it will hold the mold in.
The Pelicans move to the higher decks, where they find a number of strange rooms. One is filled with star charts. Magnus walks away from it, ignoring the maps and muttering about finding and saving his fellow slaves. Tognar, however, searches the room carefully. He puts his hands on a strange black pillar, causing it to light up and project a hologram of the Urth, surrounded by broken fragments of what seems to be the moon. Tognar remembers what the Draw that they killed belowdecks had said—that there is no more moon. They had thought it was nonsense, but here was evidence…
The rest of the crew were continuing their search. Along the way, they discovered a strange cabin filled with wizard’s spell components. A chest in the room proved to be a mimic, which the crew destroyed and then plundered. They took a number of books and scrolls, but no one wanted to put on a ring still sitting on a skeletal finger.
Next the group traveled up another deck, where they were promptly ambushed by the draw crew that they had been searching for. The draw had armed to the gnome slaves with crossbows and were making them fire at the pelicans. The crew jumped over the gnomes, some engaging the crow and others turning to attack the gnomes. When one gnome was injured, Tognar healed it, telling him to flee, and the other slaves ran as well, but not before Ragnot speared one on his fork and bit out its neck, taking the gnomes blood in his mouth to complete some sort of ritual.
The Pelicans fought on, now focused on the Drow, when another Drow dressed as an officer entered, followed by a stone golem. Magnus began to wrestle the golem, and the Pelicans focused on the officer, whose magic proved a formidable threat.
After a long and hard fight, the Pelicans were victorious. The golem alone remained standing at the end, the officer having dropped its command stone when he died. The Pelicans took control of the Golem and continued up to the command station.
At the top deck they found several disturbing pieces of information. One was that the ship was built by mindflayers, though it had been refitted to accommodate Drow. How the Dow had taken possession of the ship, or why it had been given to them, the Pelicans did not know. The other was that the Captain had escaped through a hole in the top deck which led into a tunnel below the gnome village.
Noble Drow: 975
Deep Gnomes: 65
Mimic (killer): 2,000
Tognar 1458 (Comforter: 400, Group 1058)
Ragnot 1458 (Frog Maw: 400, Group 1058)
Magnus 1458 (Drow Toss: 400, Group 1058)
Flynnighan 1458 (Combat Roll: 400, Group 1058)
Kyrashi 1458 (Back!: 400, Group 1058)