The party awakens in the bilge of Black Sovereign, an enchanted black ship captained by Acteronis von Grimholdt along with his first mate, Mason Darkfang. Within the hold along with the party is Ren Telaca, Garcia Turnbuckle, Keanu Reefs, and Mei-lin. Garcia suffering from various wounds succumbs to his injuries within a few days after the party refuses to acknowledge his wounds. Mei-lin’s efforts to save him fail. The party is easily persuaded to join his crew in exchange for their lives and Garcia is dumped overboard. Up on the deck, the party finds Farren Threeswift and Winston “Winnie” Page being tortured for information by the crew of Black Sovereign. Farren quickly gives up the information and Winston is freed showing signs of being lashed.
Over the next few days, the party discovers that this ship is far less easy going than The Singing Winds. Duties are hard and punishment is harder as Yedge discovers after she is punished for stealing liquor from the galley. For this same incident, the cook of Black Sovereign, Hawke, attempts to have Yedge killed below deck. Yedge manages to escape the attempt. After a few days at sea, the party puts together a plan to attempt to find their gear and break for freedom but before they can enact their plan the ship finds a small fishing village. The raiding party easily overcomes the small village but the party manages to warn some of the villagers to escape. Nehama gains the good graces of Captain Grimholdt when she warns him of someone sneaking up behind him and allows Grimholdt to easily strike him down. As reward for a successful raid, the Grimholdt allows everyone one day shore leave with the caveat that everyone is to stay close to the village.
While searching the village for anything of value, the party finds a map hidden in what appears to be the village Elder’s shack. It shows a cave on the village. Convinced that the villagers that they saved could have gathered there, the party plans to sneak away and check the cave.
Inside the cave, the party finds a large sealed door. The door has a carving of five ships on it. Each ship has a different figurehead on it.
Floating arcane runes
A man tied up and hanging from chains
A spiney demon reaching out with a spear in its hand
Winds and clouds climbing up the front of the ship
A lady holding an orb in her outstretched hands like some sort of offering
After discovering the secret to opening it they are attacked by a group of Sahuagin. The party manages to escape into the tunnel behind the door to discover the ghost city of Freeport hidden by a landslide under the island. Within the city they find a number of destroyed statues at the port and a keep in the center of the city. Again, inside the keep there are a number of broken statues.
Inside the keep, the party finds a small library where they discover the location of New Freeport, The Void, The Husk Shores, and an unidentified, lost series of islands on the south of The Mirrored Expanse.
Along with the library, the party uncovers a number of murals painted in the receiving hall:
Four cloaked figures surrounded by storms and grey stones figures stand in a circle. In the center of the circle a staff stands being struck by lightning. Behind the figures, stands a pirate.
A blacksmith surrounded by red bubbling barrels forges a sword of some sort. Behind him is a pile of bodies and a female pirate stands watching over the process.
A man stands on top of a mountain surrounded by winds like razor blades. At the right angle it almost looks like the winds have a face as they are drawn into a blade.
A man is locked in a struggle with some sort of dark demon. He has his hand reaching into the chest of the demon. The rest of the scene is completely dark.
This last painting has been torn up and destroyed.
Inside the throne room the party finds five thrones, all but one has a strange floating crystal above it. Inside each crystal appears to be a weapon. After destroying the crystals to free the weapons the party take ownership of the weapons of legend: The Carver, Bloodreaver, Blue Warden and The Spear Of The Void. With these new powerful weapons in hand, the party fights there way past the awakened guards and return to the fishing village.
As they arrive to the village, they find both Black Sovereign and The Singing Winds missing. The village is empty and in the center of town under the watch tower, the group finds First Mate Page and Keanu Reefs hung.