Got safely out of the pirate cave, borrowed a ship and commandeered a crew. Their names escape me at the moment, but they’re all faithful hands before the mast. That’s pirate-speak. On a slightly unrelated note, I can’t get rid of this blasted curse. Might have to perform impromptu surgery on myself, since Ulrich is… unwilling to let me cut open his chest cavity, and Draval seems unaffected by the curse. Richard is keeping an eye on the crew, making sure they aren’t slacking. He’s a good mount.
Also, cave troll + crab claws? Worth considering.