Captain Ace Fodder tightly grasps the rail as First Mate Morgana shouts the orders to the rest of the crew. “Easy does it! We’re almost to port.”
It had been a long journey, and not an easy one. He already lost seven crew members to his lucrative cargo, and The Tabatha Tart was already operating on a skeleton crew. He hopes that the buyer will be generous with his payment. He makes a mental note to include the lost crewmen when collecting his reward.
Suddenly, a large crash can be heard from below, and the ship makes a sudden lurch and begins to groan. After a moment of silence, screams can be heard, followed by a large crack, as a leathery wing suddenly bursts through the hull of the ship.