Barge Beast Bash

Dirk Santini promises them a fat payout of 10,000 gp for the mission, as it should elevate him to captain if all goes well. He will pay up immediately afterwards, at which point they must split and never be seen talking to eachother again.

The party has to sneak the barge over to the warehouse and then swim out of the way. Their swimming attracts a shark before getting to shore, which they have to deal with. Once the beast explodes they basically sit back and watch the show until it turns and starts to head back towards their direction. They look over to the house which Santini was in and see him in a fight with someone inside. Gunshots ring out and spells flare off inside the room. As they rush to the house they see the two guards out front slain with stakes pinning them to the wall behind them.

Skeleshark Guards patrolling the waters.
Wraith is underneath the warehouse, with a number of wraith spawn and skeletons armed with light underwater crossbows (20ft range increments, 70 gp).
Barge Beast - Necrocraft made by Dirk Santini

Gaston Warfield
Muttonchop Mike - Barbarian 7 Killer
Rat-tail Ralph - Gunslinger 5 Wererat
Killers Thug

Vampire Spawn

Portable Magic Door, which looks like a roll of black cloth that you unroll vertically, that leads to an extradimensional house. Within it is their 10,000 gp reward, as well as an alchemist's lab, bedroom, and small library. In order to access it however they need to pass a puzzle. Santini Door Puzzle


Vamp Hunting Gear

Bottled Sunlight

Poisoned Dart Trap CR 1
Type mechanical; Perception DC 20; Disable Device DC 20
Trigger touch; Reset none
Effect Atk +10 ranged (1d3 plus greenblood oil)

Shocking Floor Trap CR 9
Type magic; Perception DC 26; Disable Device DC 26
Trigger proximity (alarm); Duration 1d6 rounds; Reset none
Effect spell effect (shocking grasp, Atk +9 melee touch [4d6
electricity damage]); multiple targets (all targets in a 40-ft.-
square room)

Phase One

The players return to a jubilant Mekkgnome captain, Captain Fizzcrank, overjoyed with the chaos caused by the rampaging dinosaurs and the giant fleet's mad scramble to get their assets back. He happily provides them with a charter for a mini-airship rental along with crew. He also lets them know that Dirk Santini is looking for help in rising through the ranks, and the lesser vampire is more easily controlled than his superior Claudia deLacorte. Dirk has been on edge though, as he fears that deLacorte is onto him, and it may be hard to get ahold of him. He recommends a guy down in the docks who has been gathering intelligence on the undead fleet, and he can set up a meeting for them. This man is Gaston.

Gaston is hunting both vamps, hired by a noble from Arlain who calls them disgraces, and wants the renegade undead put down.