The party, all ready to leave and confront the pirate king Kravos, finds their ship is rigged and ready to explode. After a quick swim to shore the group tracks down the responsible rapscallions and takes them hostage only to find they are devoid of tongues. After some “convincing” the gang follows their hostages to a town board with an advertisement from a “V” to recruit. We later learn that his name is Voth and his henchmen take all new recruits and immediately take their tongues. A letter from Voth to his head henchman reveals he supplies Kravos (Pirate Lord) and Gavid, the Cruel (a militant bandit) with servant work force.