Having had a few days to rest the party made ready to talk with Kalin. He had devised a plan to get into the Justacars compound and liberate their ship. Kalin and some old members of the crew would cause a commotion at one end of the compound while the party snuck in through an old waterway that ran beyond the walls of the compound. They would meet at the ship and escape from there.
The path through the waterway was short but not without peril. The party was accosted by a Gibbering Mouther which seemed like it might be a challenge until Iryani crippled it with a colour spray.
After exiting the waterway and spending a short time searching the compound they discovered the newly painted Wakecaster. While approching the ship the party activated two clockwork guards which were a bit of a challenge. During the fight they even made Lemont take a bath.
After gaining control of the ship the party repelled an attack by a troop of Justacars sent to investagate the commotion caused by the clockwork guards. It was not long before these people were bested, the party was reunited with Kalin and they were on their way.
But it’s never that easy. The Justacars, having spent a large sum restoring and installing an experimental weapon on the ship were quick to give chase. Slowly gaining on the Wakecaster, the Justacards rained shots onto the ship trying to slow it down. The party spent this time trying to figure out the strange runes and magic circles used to power the Arc Canon. Once the controls were understood the ship was turned and a shot fired. Still 600 feet from the Justacards ship, the canon withered wood and killed crew in a crackeling 10 foot line.
Closing fast the ships are now locking into place , the Arc Canon is charged and blood will once more flow over the Wakecasters deck.