August 25, 1650
Ahmet, Andrej, Nine-toes, and Silvius return to Engelke and see many townspeople are fleeing. In the distance, a number of pirate ships (reportedly under the command of Enrico Baptista) can be seen entering the harbor. The four run to the stables to retrieve their horses and wagon. Eleven watchmen enter the stables before they can leave and demand they turn over their horses. The adventurers refuse and a battle commences. Ahmet slays two guards and incapacitates a third. Then four pirates arrive, plus their leader, a female pirate named Madam. The pirates attack, and the party joins forces with the remaining guards. Ahmet seriously injures two of the pirates, and even gets in a good hit on the Madam, but he and the rest of the party are also heavily damaged. Madam finally calls for a truce. The party learns she is Victor's widow.
X.P.: 924 (total: 2,985)