After the success in Darn, Lines has decided to form a new department of MOO called the Public Relations of Defense or PROD. However in order to operate efficiently MOO will need an increase in pay. Within the Arcane Academy the players (mostly Artizahn) managed to convince the egotistic and vain Patron Dawes to allow an increase of MOO funding. Now with the promise of a better salary the party was sent to Grondaia to investigate the rumors of a new Mana Zone.
While traveling south they were accosted by bandits lead by the charismatic, insane, and delusional Sparrow Hat and his Jolly Men (Small Jim, Pip and Pop, and others). Seeing Artizahn as a fair maiden needing rescuing from the beast Dar, Sparrow and his men attacked.
After a sound beating and the forceful intimidation of Leonhardt, Sparrow Hat surrended and was convinced that Dar was in fact their slave and that Artizahn was not being held captive. Sparrow Hat, ever smitten by Artizahn’s womanly charms left them alone and the party was able to reach the port city without further trouble.
After speaking with the boat-master for directions and a quick break in the Salty Maiden (a tavern not a real woman you pervert) Leonhardt was confronted by a youth who claimed that the fighter was a powerful evil vampire lord that had destroyed his village and made off with all the women. Leonhardt proved otherwise but made it his mission later to look into the matter. When the party reached the shipwreck they discovered a strange Mana device that caused blindness if it was not covered by mere cloth. There was no sign of any crew members so what truly happened on that ship is yet to be revealed. But with the arrival of some gruff looking Reform Thaumatologist mercenaries claiming the device theirs chances are they are involved. The mercenaries were easily dispatched despite the attempt to flee from the brutal party. They returned to the port to rest.
[The heroes have now risen to Level 3 at the end of this session]