Wednesday, May 14, 1650
The Alcmaeon drops anchor in the harbor of Sebenico on the coast of Dalmatia (modern Croatia), and none of the passengers disembarks. This would be the time for the players to do so, if they wish.
The ship takes on one passenger ... an elf, by the name of Pyxaanthal Rauvelore. Salvador introduces him to Vespasiano and Telo; and explains that an agent had meant to send Rauvelore on with another ship, but since the Alcmaeon appeared in the harbor, it seemed sensible to buy him passage immediately.
Rumors fly around the ship about the body: that he was an assassin, that he was in the employ of Omari the merchant as a bodyguard, and that Hafsah and Lateef, in jealousy over Omari's business, killed him. No one seems to know the body's name - he is variously described as Hamash, Karas and Hassan.
The captain of the Alcmaeon holds the ship in harbor for three hours, during which time ten large barrels are loaded into the front hold of the ship, before it departs.