Weather: a gentle breeze from the southwest, with pleasant weather and light fluffy clouds in the sky. Feels like 18 C (64 F).
Having paid for the journey, the party arrives in Koufonisia in the early evening. For the second day's journey from Hora, you have a little company on board ship, a fellow named Akydemos, who describes himself as half-Turkish, half-Greek, and on the whole the blessing of two parents who never did get along. He is an itinerant boat-builder, bound for Koufonisia to seek a little work repairing fishing vessels, as he has been unable to find further work in Hora for some weeks now. He has his tools with him and you find him good and friendly company.
In Koufonisia, once you dock, you send word and soon Tazio comes to meet you. He tells you that the diggings are going quite well, that the portents he has seen the locals perform has encouraged the town to believe it will be a good year for farming and that he is pleased to be doing this sort of work. He's never had this sort of authority before and it is turning out that he quite likes it.
Unfortunately, it isn't long before you hear that the locals don't much like him. He has an 8 charisma and he is wearing thin on the populace. On several occasions he has lost his temper and he is most insulting of anyone who does not listen immediately to anything he says.
What with one thing or another, you conduct a little business, have your stuff moved off the boat and to your places of rest, field questions from the townspeople, hear about Tazio, get a little to eat and finally, before sunset around 7:51pm, you return to your sleeping places.
And there you will find on Kismet's bed, an open bundle of blanketing, in the middle of which is laying a broadsword. Atop the broadsword, wrapped in a piece of twine, is a small scroll, about four inches long and a half-inch thick. The broadsword does not look like a modern European weapon. The lines, the shape, the bronze handle, the shaping and etching on the bronze handle, these things indicate that the weapon is very much made to look as though it were from Ancient Rome. The blade seems very sound, however, though it has seen use, undoubtedly. But certainly it does not look more than a thousand years old.