You are all aboard a merchant vessel, the Blue Heron captained by Captain Revas, in route from the East heading to the Western Continent of S’Vanya, its final destination, Elchay. For your own reasons you have sought adventure, fortune or personal discovery in the West. You’ve all been aboard the ship as passengers for two weeks now and are a bit restless from the vastness of sea and nothing to occupy your time.
-Below Deck/Crew Quarters
The captain’s cabin is at the rear (aft) of the boat and the crew’s quarters are located at the front of the ship. The smell of tar, burning lamp oil and body odor are thick and palpable below deck. The snores of the crew are quite audible, but do not drown out the creak of the boat as it sways with the sea. The quarters are cramped and the beds are lumpy and uncomfortable, but there are enough for both passenger and crew. Small candles on tables in the middle of the crew quarters burn weakly providing a dim light.
The salty sea air blows calms gusts along the deck. The creak of the boat and the strain of ropes and and ruffling of sails can be heard, otherwise, the sea is calm and soothing. The occasional lap of water on the bow can be heard below as the ship breaks through low waves. The stars are obscured by cloud cover so light is scarce unless lamps or torches are lit above deck.
This is inaccessible unless the characters are successful lock pick check which will be too hard for current level 1 characters.