Serpent's Skull

12/21-26/10 Christmas in Camp

Though no one worships Jesus Christ in this universe, the PC’s and their pirate friends feel something special on 12-25. As they are they are recuperating from their insanity, Captain Bones appears to them on that Day wearing a red pirate suit with the hook on his left hand painted in red and white stripes and offers them the following found items as gifts as a small token of thanks for their service in the jungle thus far:

To Skank he gives a pair of Slippers of Spider Climbing.

To Joe he gives a Helm of Comprehend Languages and Read Magic. However, Joe refuses the gift until he is cured of his paranoia the following day.

To Nig he gives a pair of Boots of Striding and Springing.

To SWaD he presents a Headband of Vast Intelligence +2 (perform oratory).

Outwardly, the PC’s thank the pirates for the gifts, but inwardly they are thinking that these gifts are way below their level and begin to complain amongst themselves that they are being cheated by life.

The scuttlebutt around the camp water cooler tells of a large host of armed apes (gorillas, charu-ka, grillons, flying gorillas, etc…) that have been pouring into the city. Some of the pirates report that they have established a base in the mercantile district. An army of this size and type, in this jungle can only mean that it belongs to the Gorilla King. Some scouts report that they have seen him. Others doubt that he would leave his city to come out here.

During the five days that the PC’s were in camp, they noticed that Jask was absent for three of them. When he returned on the 4th day he was wearing an eye patch. He was obviously paranoid as he refused to answer the PC’s initial questions. The PC’s thought it was funny that Jask was outside of camp for any length of time since he was always afraid in the past. Nig diagnosed Jask as having the vault paranoia and cured him against his will. He did not remember what happened to his eye or why he was outside of camp.

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