Tuesday August 5, 1650.
Hans and Rupert stop feeding the fire after 4 a.m., and steadily the last of it burn away just before the sun rises. The dawn comes in brilliant umber and red colors, with a clear sky over you and clouds in the east. Rupert collapses into his bed long before dawn, while Hans tends to some last minute details and collapses as well.
Gerhard rises with the party, gives generally the information that I've described about the Hanse and the willingness of the lighthouse keepers. Gerhard has talked to his brother Rupert about using the platform to throw rocks, and Rupert has agreed to that, as long as he can continue to tend the fire. Gerhard also discussed about pulling the crab up with the crane, and while Rupert feels the pole can handle it, he's no more certain about the pulley itself than Andrej is. But Rupert does say there are tools, metal pieces, spikes and timber in the lighthouse basement ... if someone wanted to shore up the crane's timber and improve the joining of the pulley to the crane, all the while hanging 100 feet above the ground. Rupert declines doing that, but he'd be willing to allow someone else to do it. He and Hans can load using just the one rope while the other crane - the one facing the direction the crab comes from - is strengthened.
If the pulley were strengthened, then Hans and Rupert would agree that a trap could be laid for the crab with the net they use for hauling wood up. Gerhard (who is relating all this) explains that the net is strong enough for that, and that the other net used for hauling up wood could be loaded with enough wood to use as a counterbalance, left at the top of the lighthouse and then pushed off at the right moment ... if the crab could somehow be induced to stay in place while people pushed the counterweight off.
That's as much as Gerhard can say.
Regarding all the other practices, plans, intentions and so on, I'd like to play today as though nothing has actually been done or decided. So if you could please give your character's precise actions from daybreak going forward, that would be best.
Also, sorry, if you could put your OCC comments in brackets, it would be easier for me to decipher through a lot of text when I fall behind.
Welcome back, Ahmet, I hope you enjoyed your vacation.