The heroes agree to his offer and find Roberts very forthcoming with answers to their questions. The kidnapping took place during the height of the riots. They came in through a second floor window while the guards protected the 1st floor. Since Lady Grossette pushed to have the Law of Succession repealed, any of the Dracs vying to be the next Sea Lord would like to see her dead, namely Andrea Blax or the half-orc Drak Sockit. Not to mention, any of the councilors with aspirations of being Sea Lord, perhaps Arias Soderheim. While examining the crime scene, a beggar sells them a vital clue. They discover elven pirates are behind this dastardly deed. Through the process of elimination, and help from the Beggar King, they determine it to be no other than the ruthless Captain Allethra Sharpe. Making haste to find a ship so they can give chase, they stumble across Buster Wallace. It appears he is making the rounds gently letting down his girlfriends for he has found his true love. Also, he has decided to resign his seat on the Captains Council and run the family business from Libertyville with his new bride to be, in order to escape the corruption of Freeport.
Together they sail toward Windward and into the oncoming squall. It seems the storm has stirred up more than just waves. Their ship is attacked by sea devils. Over twenty climb on board and several crew members die defending the ship before they are repelled. Then through the rain they see their prey. The pirate ship is anchored off shore from Felix’s resort. They can see signs of obvious fighting on the tiny island, but divinations lead them to “The Knife”. A lengthy fight ensues onboard the ship. Just as the heroes start to get the upper- hand a disheveled pirate opens a door to join the melee. Ray notices a young naked female in the room behind him. Then the entire ship quakes as a behemoth of a man stomps out from his cabin across the way. Could this be the end for our heroes????