The worst of our recent ordeal is over. I almost don’t have the energy to write it all down. And I wonder if I have the ability to note it down with any degree of coherence.
I’ll try my best and just go in order.
First there was the unending night in which our vessel was spun about ceaselessly. We hung on to each other and whatever came to hand that was solid on the ship.
When daylight came again (we assume it was the next day), we discovered that one of our number was gone. The sailor called Hawk was nowhere to be found. But we had no respite to consider this circumstance at length, for the sea around us was marching at us with waves as high as mountains. Rumble, Noralei and myself banded together and exerted our combined powers to carry the ship over the highest waves.
It was on one of these efforts that Rumble discovered that the ship’s rudder had been immobilized. Under Dorgone’s instruction, we freed it up.
Finally with our resources clearly faltering, I grasped the pendant gifted to me by Merlin and summoned him to our aid.
In an instant the wizard was on the deck. He raised his arms and the flash of light emanating from his hands leveled the sea in all directions.
We thronged him gladly, and were glader still when he dismissed us to go below for rest. While he held vigil.